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Old 01-01-13, 09:14 AM
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Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

I looked and did not see the new thread for this year so I started one. If there was one I missed please merge.

Still have to weigh in but so far this year I wanted to lose 30. Lost 20 gained back 10. Stated Insanity with Shawn T. Started the second month yesterday. Here's to a happy, healthy New Year everybody.

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Insanity is definitely one of my favorite cardio workout programs. His next one Asylum is just okay but I really enjoyed Asylum 2 as I just finished it a few weeks ago.
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Lost 60 pounds last year (the missus lost 70). This year is going to focus on maintenance, exercise, and overall good health.

I can do a 5k in ~25 minutes (7:45/mile average), so I might try a 10k this year.

My wife is doing the same Couch to 5k thing I did and it's fun to walk and run with her.

2013 is the year for toning and keeping it going!
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Re: Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

Hit an all time high this past year (257lbs)... so something has to change this year. Biggest contributing factor was the amount of drinking I did (damn you advertising industry). I downloaded the "MyFitnessPal" app for my phone and tablet and have been using for the past week or so. I'm going to try and check in to this thread every Sunday. Wish me luck!

Current weigh in was: 251.2
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Re: Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

looks like i will be jumping back on board
a few years back, i posted in one of the previous threads after letting myself get up to 217.. through diet and exercise, i was able to get back down to 168 (I'm 6' 1")..
i maintained for a few years around 180 (my comfortable weight).
Ive let myself go too much in the past year and it time to get back in gear..
the other day i weighed in at 216.8 (so close to an all time high)...
Im also getting annoyed by breathing a bit hard after going up stairs.. so I really have to get back into better shape..
I havent decided on which diet/exercise plans Im going to follow yet.. Ill probably just track calories and start off with the treadmill, while I decide.
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Overall I had success in 2012,

I did get below 180 hitting 173 (-100 overall) just before Holloween. Gained 5-7 over the holidays and now trending down again at 177. I added heavier weights more consistently and saw my body change. Med shirts that were lose early in the year were a touch snug in the chest and arms. My waist size continued to go down a bit (wear 33" on everything).

I was pretty consistent running. But I but I never did break 30 minutes. Which is damn annoying.

Goals for 2013,

-drink more water and less diet soda
-lose an additional 5-7 lbs and add 2-3 lbs of muscle
-run a franking 30 min 5k
-eat slightly more protein and slightly less breads
-don't let my daughter beat me in a 5k race
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Re: Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

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Insanity is definitely one of my favorite cardio workout programs. His next one Asylum is just okay but I really enjoyed Asylum 2 as I just finished it a few weeks ago.
I was lukewarm on Insanity for the first month. Felt it was a little easy. I worked up a sweat, but no more than I did going for my 3 mile runs every morning. This second stage is kicking my ass. I'm drenched in sweat and was getting dizzy a couple times. My daughter did the program too. We both agreed there should have been an intermediate portion for a better transition.

My goals are to get under a 10 minute mile on a 10 mile run.
Drop to 170
Do better at pushups - get to 25 - 30 good military pushups in under a minute
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Going to hang out here for advice on eating right since I lost my first 30 over the last 2 years just by running a shit ton and eating whatever I wanted.

My goal is to run a sub 4 hour marathon in October and weigh in at 160 (same goal as last year) and lose the extra weight around my waist. I'm currently 180. Here we go!
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*steps on scale*
Aw, man.
194.2 lbs.
Not bad at 6'2" but I think ~185 lbs is right for me. I was 176 lbs - which was a bit too thin - just a few months ago then went crazy with junk food. Just have to stop with that.
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Starting at 121 for the year. I started at 230 and now and then I get stuck in ranges (I'm 5'4"). Before tri training I was stuck in 130-140 then with tri training got to 112 then back up to 128. Last 14 lbs then I can eat about 2000-3000 calories a day just to maintain If I watch what I eat the lbs melt off because of all the training. Last week was 100% on point and so was yesterday and today. New year so I'm taking this opportunity!!
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Haven't weighed myself this year. If I'm up I'll get discouraged, if I was down, I still had to make it through New Years. I'll weigh in on Friday and see the damage the holidays did
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Signed up for three 5k races so far. The Hot Chocolate, the Saint Patty's day race and an Oktoberfest race. Now see how many more can find...

Also started the interval running today. Could have gone harder, but wanted to try it first.
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Re: Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

I took last year off from this topic, but coming back for 2013.

2012 - maintained weight and remaining gut fat from 2011's success.
Won a few 5k races and a 10k - best 5k time was 18:45.

Currently hanging in around 150lbs and 36 6/10" waist.

2013 goals - get down to a 34" waist and 140lbs.

I'm planning on my first half marathon in February, and my first marathon in April.
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Dammit, I hate the new year. I've been 100% on point with my eating this year so I have to continue (all of last week and all of this week so far also).
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Unlike Deb I have been 100% off point for the last couple weeks. Great excercise but terrible eating with all the holiday excess. Came in at 192.2 this morning so I'm up 12.2 over what I was in August and 2+ since Thanksgiving. Definitely adding muscle thanks to Insanity but not 12 lbs of muscle. Based on how my clothes fit I still have 22 lbs I want to lose this year.
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this is the first year that my new years resolutions isnt to lose weight... i reached my goal...

unfortunately now its time to shed off the inches.... Insanity it is...
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looks like i will be jumping back on board
a few years back, i posted in one of the previous threads after letting myself get up to 217.. through diet and exercise, i was able to get back down to 168 (I'm 6' 1")..
i maintained for a few years around 180 (my comfortable weight).
Ive let myself go too much in the past year and it time to get back in gear..
the other day i weighed in at 216.8 (so close to an all time high)...
Im also getting annoyed by breathing a bit hard after going up stairs.. so I really have to get back into better shape..
I havent decided on which diet/exercise plans Im going to follow yet.. Ill probably just track calories and start off with the treadmill, while I decide.
Wow. You're scenario mirrors mine (except I'm around 5'11" to 6'). I need to get back in gear as well.

What worked for you to get down all the way to 168?
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What worked for you to get down all the way to 168?
back then i was just watching my calories and shooting for about 1800 per day, plus where i lived, it was easy to sneak out of work and head to the community center daily.. so I was going at lunch daily and just going one time through the circuit of weight machines (about 20-25, hitting every area of my body).

now, its not as easy and convenient to sneak out of work to run work out.. so Im stuck doing it in the evening... Ive tried mornings before work, but cant get myself in gear enough to do that regularly.
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I would like to join this thread.

My history was being skinny up to age 28 weighing in around 150 to 155lbs at 5'9". Waist was 30. zero exercise and eat anything.

Today I am 36yrs old at 222lbs at 5'9". Waist is 38. Still eat whatever but it has to subside. Had physical last week and everything is in the norm.

I don't eat to many vegetables (salads, corn, potatoes). Nor fish (unless fried). I do eat meats and cheese is my weakness. I am flat footed and need to get "arches aka footforms" to be able to run/treadmill. Need to see the orthopedist for that.

Goal for year 1 is - 195lbs, waist size 34
I start the gym this weekend at Planet Fitness for 3x a week

Overall goal is 165, waist size 32

I look forward to contributing and learning from you guys.

PS - I want to get a "tracking band" I saw in the 2012 thread talk of the (3)Nike-Fuel Band, I also like the (1) jawbone-up, (2) larklife, (5) fitbit-one & (4) bodymeadia. The number is my order of interest. Anyone use or recommend. I am a tech geek. Will be using iphone.
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I started the biggest loser thing late last year in September. I lost a total of 29 pounds. Down from 214 to 186. I crept up over the holidays to 188/189 but now back on the right track. Hoping to reach 184 and keep it there or under by the spring.
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Re: Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

Dont get a band... really doesnt get to the core of the calories you burn a day...

Polar FT7 is one i use and will only use a band when i workout.


pyro.. i was in your boat a year ago... i began in Sept 19 2011 and by may 15th i reached my goal of 181lbs... i did it on mainly diet but by march i was exercising any chance i had.... i followed the daily calorie count by myfitnesspal.com.... there is also an app they provide.... its free and freaking easy...

give it a try
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You should easily be able to lose 57 lbs in a year. That's a good pace for your body 1+ wk.




Edited when I realized I recommended 57 lb loss in a week, not a year.

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I would like to join this thread.

My history was being skinny up to age 28 weighing in around 150 to 155lbs at 5'9". Waist was 30. zero exercise and eat anything.

Today I am 36yrs old at 222lbs at 5'9". Waist is 38. Still eat whatever but it has to subside. Had physical last week and everything is in the norm.

I don't eat to many vegetables (salads, corn, potatoes). Nor fish (unless fried). I do eat meats and cheese is my weakness. I am flat footed and need to get "arches aka footforms" to be able to run/treadmill. Need to see the orthopedist for that.

Goal for year 1 is - 195lbs, waist size 34
I start the gym this weekend at Planet Fitness for 3x a week

Overall goal is 165, waist size 32

I look forward to contributing and learning from you guys.

PS - I want to get a "tracking band" I saw in the 2012 thread talk of the (3)Nike-Fuel Band, I also like the (1) jawbone-up, (2) larklife, (5) fitbit-one & (4) bodymeadia. The number is my order of interest. Anyone use or recommend. I am a tech geek. Will be using iphone.
I got the Nike fuel band when it first came out. At first I liked, but newness has worn off. If it was $50 I might like it more...but since its not....

I've used my iphone for years, the three apps I use all the time are,

Nike + GPS. Works well running in and out
Running log. I use this in addition to the Nike as I can print results.
MyNetDiary to track calories. Awesome app. Love it...

I have several others like Fitness Budy, iMuscle and iFitness. But I don't use these for tracking. But for reference.

But really what you use will in big part be dependent on what you plan to do. For example, if you bike the fuel band is worthless.

If you plan to run, start looking for 5k races to run in...and if you don't run but want to, get one of the c25k (couch to 5k)apps. Fantastic on a smartphone. Awesome...will get you running a 5k (or thirty minutes) in 9 weeks or so even if you haven't been running.

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Re: Biggest Loser 2013 - Health and Nutrition edition

Some early success. I'm now back down to 173 (-100 overall). I don't know if it is the more water and less diet soda, slight reduction in calories or what consistently running, or what.

I have lost some strength. The gym here has few free weights and is always crowded in that area. But looks like I'm departing next week. So can refocus.
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Water is much better than diet soda, the sodium does make you retain water which will appear to make you heavier. Plus There are limited studies showing diet soda increase cravings and trick your body into thinking it is taking in sugar which will increase weight. Don't know if I believe any of that stuff but I did give up the diet soda just to be safe. Now I'll drink it on ocassion. It's still better for you than regular soda or alcohol.

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