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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #225 on: October 21, 2012, 10:04:32 am »
If you're not the type of person who is anal about measuring and logging what you eat and how much you exercise the easiest way to eyeball the right amount of exercise is to watch the clock.  To maintain weight, I work out 30-45 minutes 4-5 times a week.  To lose weight, I work out a collective 60-90 minutes 5 times a week.  While trying to lose weight, I get off the machine to go drink a few ounces of water and stretch for about 2 minutes every 20 minutes.   2 days on 1 off, 3 on 1 off.  I use the elliptical machine with the resistance and incline about half up (8/8 of 15/20 maybe) or I bliss out on the row machine for about an hour and concentrate on my split times.  They are dismal but I'm not exactly built for rowing.  And I follow the no meal should be bigger than your fist rule.  That's been working pretty well.  My scale weight isn't shifting much but I look a hell of a lot better when I'm naked. 

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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #226 on: October 21, 2012, 05:29:16 pm »
That's pretty much entirely reasonable.

I'm not allowed to do anything except walk. :( Walk walk walk. Oh, and I've been cleared for a stationary bicycle, but not for a real one. I can't pick up anything heavy, and seriously, this is getting old. No running, no crunches, no swimming, no elliptical. No digging. I'm built for digging, it's what my people do.

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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #227 on: October 23, 2012, 02:19:36 am »
So...I think I might be getting fat. I might not be cut out for this life of not being forced to PT 5 days a week.
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« Reply #228 on: October 23, 2012, 02:29:09 am »
So...I think I might be getting fat. I might not be cut out for this life of not being forced to PT 5 days a week.

Yep.  Especially if you keep eating like you still work out.
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #229 on: November 07, 2012, 07:52:51 am »
I gained my Freshman 15 four years late over the past year or so. I kicked 10 of those pounds off in the last two months utilizing the two most basic strategies: eat less (in my case, by counting calories and not drinking booze) and get in an hour of walking 5 days a week (my home/school/work situation accommodates this nicely).

I did have to use a calorie-counting app called LoseIt! to actually track those things and stay motivated, for I am weak and without self-discipline.

Now to replace that flab with some muscles...

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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #230 on: November 26, 2012, 10:26:40 am »
I'm both naturally skinny and a vegan. Healthiest part of being a (non-cheating) vegan? You eventually assume that everything has milk in it until proven innocent. So you check the ingredients on everything for awhile.. and then you soon get lazy and start buying stuff with 10 ingredients, tops. Plus, you actually know what the hell those ten ingredients are. Why vegan? It's easier for me to just do something vs. half-ass it. (I went vegan over a glass of milk, of which I drank like water)

Basically this has gotten me off of: all candy, pop, most/all processed foods, etc, and I feel awesome. I now love the vegetable aisle, because everything there has basically one ingredient in it.

For all of you who religiously insist on bacon, um... just find a diet that has an ingredient that's in lots of stuff, and make up some ethical reason for following it, or something, and then stick to it religiously. It works.

Oh, yeah. Exercise/no stress is definitely the most important. As in don't eat super unhealthy shit, and as long as you're relaxed and exercise regularly, you'll do better than anyone who has a super healthy diet, but is super stressed and/or doesn't exercise.

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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #231 on: November 26, 2012, 03:50:39 pm »

Simple-fix diets are rarely healthy. A truly healthy diet requires a wide variety of nutrient sources.

But other than that, yeah, you summed up the thread. Eat good food, exercise.
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #232 on: November 26, 2012, 04:13:44 pm »
How common is Hypothyroidism, where weight gain is due to an improper hormone balance?
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #233 on: November 26, 2012, 04:43:29 pm »
I need to unfuck my eating habits. Shitty food, I eat small meals maybe twice a day, and I don't have to walk all the fuck over the place like I did last spring. And I'm not doing much else. :d
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #234 on: November 26, 2012, 04:44:22 pm »
How common is Hypothyroidism, where weight gain is due to an improper hormone balance?
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #235 on: November 27, 2012, 03:43:03 pm »
I'm both naturally skinny and a vegan.

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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #236 on: November 27, 2012, 03:52:20 pm »
How common is Hypothyroidism, where weight gain is due to an improper hormone balance?

It's rare but not super-rare, about 1% prevalence, higher in areas where malnutrition and access to dietary iodine is limited, but the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is increasing, probably related to the increase of industry-related endocrine agonists.
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #237 on: November 27, 2012, 04:02:25 pm »
I see.  Mrs LMNO's doctor decided to run a test on her for it, because she has a lot of the secondary symptoms... but she hasn't heard back yet.
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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #238 on: November 27, 2012, 04:29:59 pm »
I see.  Mrs LMNO's doctor decided to run a test on her for it, because she has a lot of the secondary symptoms... but she hasn't heard back yet.

It's usually very controllable with medication.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

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Re: How to not be a fat bastard.
« Reply #239 on: November 27, 2012, 04:35:22 pm »
I see.  Mrs LMNO's doctor decided to run a test on her for it, because she has a lot of the secondary symptoms... but she hasn't heard back yet.

It's usually very controllable with medication.

Jenn's on that.  It works like a charm, once they get it dialed in.
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