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 Post subject: Re: a new start
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:49 am 
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185.5 27 weeks
It's amazing how different my life is since losing weight. I bought 36" waist pants for summer, down from the 40" ones I'd been wearing, where my gut hung over the waist band. Back when I was 255#, ten years ago, I wore 46" pants.

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 6:39 am 
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183.9 this morning, after 28 weeks. BF 24.5% according to my scale. In losing 45 lbs and going from over 30% BF it seems I lost 10 lbs of muscle and 35 of fat.

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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My gut isn't as happy since I started to eat somewhat regularly at night, again"justifying" it by claiming too low an intake of calories or protein earlier. :( Last night I fried about 3/4 lbs of peanuts in too much oil, ate half than finished them later. :oops: That is not a restful load for my GI when I'm horizontal and sleeping! Today's another day.
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My weight set at 185ish with only work related, sporadic exercise, so I got 90% of my 50 lbs loss goal. Unfortunately I think 10 of the 45 lbs lost were muscle. I need to gain back the 10 lbs of muscle first of all. I did a couple of sun salutations this morning.
I joined Fitworks this evening and screwed around with a life cycle bike for a few minutes, then tried to take a 5 minute fitness test on a stepper, but couldn't read heart rate. Then I rocked the cybex climber for a half an hour with low (1,2,3) resistances enjoying the 135-155 BPM zone, going from step climbing to jogging strides and back. Fun. Feeling great.
43" chest, 41" around the distended belly, 41" around at butt level, 13.5" biceps, 15.5" calves, 21" thighs.
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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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Day two on the Precor machine, resistance 3 for 40 minutes, stepping and jogging, after 10 minutes, I kept my heart above 140 BPM, until stepping down to 130s for the last 5 minutes. I feel a nice glow now, definitely more of a challenge then yesterday. I ate great today. Feeling good.

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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3rd day on precor machine, level 3, 45 minutes, 130-145 bpm mostly. I can certainly still feel the workout 2hrs later. Feeling positive. Eating good.

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Thursday I stepped and strode the Precor hybrid machine for half an hour at level 4, mostly keeping my heart over 140 BPM.
Friday I went in for my first free personal training from Fitworks. He had me warm up on the Precor hybrid ten minutes, then took me through a couple sets of a few cable exercises, a few ab excercises and some bench presses on a machine. Of course his goal was to sell me on personal training services, which I can't afford. I enjoyed the very light start to working out.
My goal was to go to the gym mon-fri, but after skipping yesterday, I doubt I can stay away today.
My eating habits have slid back into more nocturnal grazing in front of the idiot box, which I must check. I'm still a few pounds under 190. I'm confident I'll build some muscle mass, then continue dropping weight, passing my goal of 50 off, then get down to my life goal of a strong 165.

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Sunday I repeated Fridays workout, adding weight. Monday I hit the Precor hybrid for 35 minutes with 5 resistance, stepped 10 mins, ran 20, then stepped 5 more. My BPM was in the 140-150 range mostly.

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Precor stepping resistance 6, 10 mins before workout, 20 mins after. Finding my levels on the workout with 3 ab exercises, 3 pulley exercises, incline bench machine presses. 2 sets each. Feeling totally committed and confident of success.

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Stepped Wed, stepped and worked out hard Thurs.
Fri, Sat off gym. (Traveled, Heavy labor at work)

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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Yesterday I hit the workout hard, stepping at level 7 10 mins before and after.
Today I stepped at level 8 for 10 minutes, then lengthened the strides for 15 mins, finishing with 5 mins stepping. My heart rate was lower, in the 140s, but I sweat a lot more.

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10 minutes trying out a rower today was a hell of a warm up. Then I hit my workout routine hard, switching up the sequence some. I "rest" between my 5 upper body excercises with 3 kinds of ab excercises. (2 sets of each excercise) Before, fat me would sit around between sets yawn and cool down, lift to failure every time. Now I try to get 12 reps on the upper body then quick hit the abs. 10 mins rowing after was much harder, going 1722 "meters" rather than the previous 1888. I sweat my ass off and am whipped afterward.

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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Good to see all your progress man. Was this a wind rower, or water rower? I really want to get one of those for the house, but they can get really pricey! Keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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esqinchi wrote:
Good to see all your progress man. Was this a wind rower, or water rower? I really want to get one of those for the house, but they can get really pricey! Keep up the good work!

Thanks. The rower blows air. So I presume that's an air rower.

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 Post subject: Re: a new start
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Forgot to post last Wed. Thurs Fri Sat rest.
Back at it yesterday Sun with a hard workout. Today I stepped and ran 30 mins on the precor at L9, then rowed 10 mins (1882 mtrs)

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