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  1. Jul 23, 2012, 9:25 PM - So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #1

    pounds that is.....Yea, ive been saying this for over a year. I lose some and gain some...repeat. I diet for a while and fall off the wagon. Im 5'8" and 220lbs. I should be around 160 or so.

    A freind of mine used to be a personal trainer and is in great shape...he is also 40 like myself. He offered to help get me into a workout routine at the gym for free. Id be an idiot to say no.

    My main motivation is looking better in my Fett gear...amongst other things.

    So wish me luck...first day is tomorrow...bright n early at 7:30 am, then off to work! Im hoping with dieting and going to the gym, i can lose 20lbs in a couple of months...and then more as i go along.

    I'll post any progress here!

    heres to a thinner Fett!
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    Jul 23, 2012, 9:33 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #2

    Good luck Lou! Kick sum ***
  3. Jul 23, 2012, 9:42 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #3

    Thanks man!

    Between the free training and me about to order a new belt from taco...i was like what am i doing...i shouldnt be getting a bigger belt...i should be getting smaller to fit into the one i have! Right now i have an extension on it. Needless to say i gained a few pounds since i built this suit in 2009..
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    Jul 23, 2012, 9:56 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #4

    hey I'm in the exact same wagon, maybe we can do it together.
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    Jul 23, 2012, 10:02 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #5

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Thanks man!

    Between the free training and me about to order a new belt from taco...i was like what am i doing...i shouldnt be getting a bigger belt...i should be getting smaller to fit into the one i have! Right now i have an extension on it. Needless to say i gained a few pounds since i built this suit in 2009..
    Hey it happens hah good thing your fed up enough to want to make a change and your nice Fett suit will help motivate you just by looking at it lol
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    Jul 23, 2012, 10:14 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #6

    Good luck bro. Its all about making the exercise routine.
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    Jul 23, 2012, 10:43 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #7

    Good luck DV you can do it bud!
  8. Jul 23, 2012, 10:47 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #8

    Thanks guys! the goal is to drop 60lbs!
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    Jul 23, 2012, 11:00 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #9

    Good luck. I know the feeling, my TK is getting snug because I gained 20 since I built it.
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    Jul 24, 2012, 1:09 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #10

    Good luck, sir I've lost a little over 30 lbs since Jan 1st. Eating "right" and exercise really does wonders
  11. Jul 24, 2012, 5:41 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #11

    Quote mandosoldier said: View Post
    hey I'm in the exact same wagon, maybe we can do it together.
    yea man...i start today...leaving here in about 30min.....get to it! lol
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    Jul 24, 2012, 8:43 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #12

    Good luck, and stay focused. Make smart eating choices and with exercise the weight will fall off.
    I dropped 80 lbs with diet and exercise. It sounds cliche, but you just have to believe you can do it!!
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    Jul 24, 2012, 9:27 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #13

    I've lost 55lbs since November of last year and I can say that eating right really is important. I have always been an exerciser with hockey and running but if you have a poor diet it really eliminates a lot of what you do at the gym. Not to mention, you don't have the type of energy needed to put in the proper exercise. Best of luck to you man, just remember to get a lot of water in, eat your veggies and fruits and keep the protein lean. Oh, and sodium is a killer.
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    Jul 24, 2012, 9:38 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #14

    Good luck Lou!!!
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    Jul 24, 2012, 11:17 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #15

    Awesome man. You can do it!

    I started P90X in April of this year, and in the first 35 days, I had lost 12 net pounds and gained a ton of muscle and strength. I was in a car accident on my 36th day, and had to take 6 weeks off to recover. I have now started back again and I am on day 15 with another 3 pounds gone for 15 total(actually, I decided to add a week, so technically I am on day 22). I am feeling great, and the good news is that I had boosted my metabolism enough that I did not gain any weight back in the time that I had to take off for my back to heal. I have no doubt that my workouts were critical in my quick healing as well, and the other benefit is that I quit smoking to perform better in my workouts.

    There is no secret pill or magic button to losing the weight. It is all about making better food choices, hard work, and determination. It is hard in the beginning, but now I am at a point that I am addicted to working out, and I feel like I cheat myself if I do not. Hang in there, man. We are here for support, and there are several people on here doing it with you.
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    Jul 24, 2012, 11:20 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #16

    good look man, you can do it, all the best with the weight loss program.
  17. Jul 24, 2012, 7:18 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #17

    Wow! thanks for all the support guys! Theres alot of good success stories there...great motivation!

    So, i am home from work now...the first workout was good. May have pushed a little too far this time. Got really dizzy and almost passed out..after i stopped. took about 5 minutes for me to get re-oriented and able to go down to the locker room and change. But all in all, i think it was good. Phil (my trainer freind) is going away tomorrow though to a wedding, so i wont see him again till Tuesday. Right now, im going as a guest on his membership. Gonna do that for about a momth and then ill get a membership myself.

    Until then, i'll take tomorrow off and do a 5 mile bike ride thursday morning before work. I may do that again on Saturday as well.

    Still working on the diet and how much i should be eating before a workout. I had half a met-rx bar before the workout with water and some OJ. I may have got dizzy due to not eatting enough. Next time i may eat the whole Met-rx bar, or half and a banana.


    Anyway, im off to a good start, lets hope i dont die LOL!

    Thanks again for all the support guys! it REALLY helps!
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    Jul 24, 2012, 9:59 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #18

    You should also have your thyroid levels checked I have hypothyroidism and it caused me to gain 80lbs then when I got the diagnosis figured out I got on meds and lost 50lbs right away. You and I are the same size and I am struggling to lose the rest too. Best of luck bro and stay with it.
  19. Jul 24, 2012, 10:05 PM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #19

    thanks Woody! Yea that was a thought, but i wanna see what i can do by exercising and diet. Plus my dumb job didnt give me insurance...and when they finally got it for me...they had cut my hours to 30 a week and then i culdnt afford it anymore....ugh..

    Although, Im pretty sure im overweight because i eat like a pig and sit around alot lol....but thats about to change!
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    Jul 25, 2012, 12:38 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #20

    Good luck buddy! One word of advice though, don't worry about the actual number of pounds you drop as much as how your body actually shapes up!

    my mother works out extensively and she always complains about gaining pounds from the workout rather than losing pounds. This is mostly due to fat weighing less that actual muscle weight. So if you hit a rough wall where numbers aren't going down just keep plugging away! It will more than likely be the wall where fat is transitioning to muscle

    Again, we all believe in you! Be the bounty hunter you are meant to be!
  21. Jul 25, 2012, 6:23 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #21

    Thanks man, i was actually just saying that to a co-worker..the number is just kind of a guide..or a "goal point" if you will. i will likely go by the way m y clothes fit and how i look. the number im at in the end, doesnt really concern me so much. Although i know a couple of guys at work about my height and inexcellent shape, and nthey weigh around the 150-155 mark..so somewheres round there will be likely. But yea i agree man!

    I am so sore this morning i had a hard time sitting down...not looking forward to the steps to get out of my house...and then to get up to the train station LOL

    Weather (and soreness) permitting tomorrow morning im going to do a 5 mile bike ride before work since Phil wont be in town to continue my training.


    Thanks again everyone for the support!
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    Jul 25, 2012, 10:30 AM - So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #22

    Here's the secret do not eat carbohydrate or any sugar you need at least 1 gram of protein per pound so if your 200lbs eat 200grams of protein if you want more muscle double your protein I'm 5'7 and 185lbs with 15% bodyfat thats what the military likes you body fat at and weigh yourself in the morning before you eat anything that's your true body weight. 85% diet 15% workout just eat any meat chicken fish and vegetables stay away from juice and fruit it's all sugar till reach your goal than incorporate carbs back in your diet 160lbs is to small I like to look like a man research whats a carbohydrate and what's not and stay away from potatoes and soy and get on multi vitamin and fish oil and buy low carb protein powder drink a shake instead of chips good luck
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  23. Jul 26, 2012, 7:04 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #23

    Thanks for the tips Misfit...ive done atkins before, so i know all about no carb! Cant do that anymore though...i justdont handle it well. however i am watching that i dont over do it. so i guess im eatting low carb..most of the time.

    I dunno man, my freind Danny is my height and 155lbs and he is ripped. He boxes. He is strong and id say he looks like a man lol but like was mentioned...im not really going for a "number" goal...i just want to look good...so whatever number that may be....lol

    Got up nice an early today, and did an hour bike ride...5miles...yea! NO MO BOBA FATT!!! LOL!! ...now off to shower and go to work!

    Thanks again for all of your support guys...it really helps!
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    Jul 26, 2012, 9:14 AM - So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #24

    Yup some people say I'm too big for my height but I don't see it I don't box or fight my muscle is just for show if that's the case don't eat carbs after 2:00 pm never eat carbs for dinner alot of guys do this! With decent results
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  25. Jul 26, 2012, 11:42 AM - Re: So i decided i needed to drop a few.... #25

    Yea i def agree with that. I only eat my carbs in the morning...then very little carbs with lunch and no carbs for dinner.

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