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The Cen-Tex Smoker said: tjv said: Hey Village Idiot, when I posted this my first thought was......the weight loss competition results and likewise the responses are like grade school sports.......everyone is a winner and gets a trophy..........lolt
tjv said: Hey Village Idiot, when I posted this my first thought was......the weight loss competition results and likewise the responses are like grade school sports.......everyone is a winner and gets a trophy..........lolt
Just seeing that I was the winner! Sweet! I'll do a little better write-up tonight when I get home, but thanks @fletcherfam for doing this.
I don't have any secret formula for losing the weight other than adhering to calories in versus calories out. I used a calorie tracker app on my phone (My Fitness Pal) and monitored EVERYTHING I ate. It drove my wife nuts. I had my calorie intake set at 1400 to begin, but by exercising I could "earn" more calories (think: beer). That's about it as far as my nutrition. I still ate the same foods, just not as much. I don't have a sweet tooth, so it was easy to skip on desserts. The hardest part was cutting out unnecessary chips. The exercise side of the equation is where I made a huge change. I started out hot and heavy on the treadmill 5 miles a day, but I developed a stress fracture in my tibia. That drove me to rejoining a gym where I bikes my @$$ off. Luckily, it was basketball season and each piece of cardio equipment had its own tv. That helped. I also started swimming. That was hard. My leg started feeling better right at the end and I started mixing up all three. The sad part is that I consider myself a pretty athletic guy, I'd just been uber lazy to get myself to where I was. When the competition started my goal was to get under 180. As time wentby and the pounds kept coming off, I changed my goal to 20% and trying to win! Fishlessman kept me motivated with his results. A huge thanks to Fletcher for organizing this thing. (I'd post before and after pics, but I don't know what the monitors would think of that.)
All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what have the Romans done for us?