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Old 10-03-2015, 03:40 PM
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Default I admit it...I am FAT!!!

I have come to the realization that if I want to change my body I have to start somewhere...

I am ashamed to say I am 321 lbs. I have tried to justify my weight in every way possible. I am 6'1" and people say you don't look close to 300...well the scales do not lie...I am 47 years old. The same age as my father when he had his first heart attack. He wasnt heavy, but he was a heavy drinker and smoker...so I rationalized it won't happen to me....Did I mention I am a Licensed Nurse, former body builder, and former HEAVY STEROID user? My military days took away my ability to effectively run more that 3 steps without wincing in pain...

But as GOD IS MY WITNESS, I will lose 100lbs!!!

I am not diabetic...YET. My last A1C was 5.9...as close to the border as you can get...

I ask for a simple prayer that I can overcome my late night binges and constant need for food... I have been laid off for 6 months and have gained 40 pounds in that time frame...

Thanks for reading my post, and thanks in advance for your prayers...
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Old 10-03-2015, 03:56 PM
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Best of luck to you my friend!
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:39 PM
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Best of luck to you I really hope you can do this and you can.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:39 PM
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I know you can do this. think about your family and why you want to be around for them. Also if you mess up its not the end of the world. You can pick back up at the next meal
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:03 PM
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The first step is always admitting the problem. So kudos to you and good luck.
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Thank you all for your words of encouragement. I am determined to get to where I need to be.
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Old 10-03-2015, 11:07 PM
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Healthy eating and exercise. Stay away from fad diets and miracle pills. Good luck on your journey
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:30 PM
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Redalertlures i own a couple gyms and a personal training business. I can tell you that admitting you have a problem is the first step like some have said.
The next step is setting monthly goals. 20-30-40 pounds are easy to get ride of but it takes dedication to do it. It's extremely hard the first 30-45 days but once you get past that it's easy maintaining it. There are NO miracle drugs and so many ridiculous diet companies out there.

Set monthly goals, eat right and find a workout that makes you want to keep going.

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Old 10-05-2015, 06:31 AM
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I really need to do the same. I've dropped 40lbs in 2 months just by moving around more, went from 238 to 198 and I need to do it again. Remember the only way to loose weight and keep it off is to eat less and move around more.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:52 AM
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all you have to do is create a Calorie defict....if you consome 2500 per day... burn 2800.... I am doing this journey also. Good luck...
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:18 PM
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Admission is the 1st step! Lol

Seriously, you can do it. Get active, don't drink Pop & reduce portions. Oh, & don't snack at night.

You'll be glad you did it. God Speed
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:11 PM
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Best of luck to you. I have to agree with your friends, you definitely don't appear to weigh over 300 pounds.
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as a former bodybuilder, you know your way around the weight room. Hit the weights and work on your diet. A guy here at work was just like you, former bodybuilder, steroids, etc. weighed well over 300. he hit the gym and adjusted his diet. he has lost 75lbs so far. Good Luck!!!
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:03 AM
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You got this! Find something you like and will keep you interested and motivated.

I started CrossFit 4 weeks ago and have been loving it but whatever works for you and your life style. Just remember have to eat right as well to loose the weight.
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Best of luck to you. I have to agree with your friends, you definitely don't appear to weigh over 300 pounds.
I certainly wish it were not so...In2011 I reached 387lbs...I was working as Nursing supervisor in a prison. The inmates would cook anything I asked for so I got big...I lost down to 275 and in 2014 I just got depressed with my daughter being gone and that empty next syndrome...I was 321 at last md visit...today I weighed 315...so I have lost 6 lbs in the past week. Just cut way back and making a conscious decision to eat better...I have had 13 knee surgeries so when I get back to a respectable weight I am sure my knees will thank me as will my back LOL

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement...I am not stopping and God willing I will bet back to 210-215 range...I can live with that.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:56 PM
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as a former bodybuilder, you know your way around the weight room. Hit the weights and work on your diet. A guy here at work was just like you, former bodybuilder, steroids, etc. weighed well over 300. he hit the gym and adjusted his diet. he has lost 75lbs so far. Good Luck!!!
I am doing just that sir!

I have a 13 year old stepson that wants to work out with me so I have him
for motivation and hopefully we can build on a solid Father/Son relationship. His dad is seldom around. I will not knock the guy, he just lives in Abilene. I know I can't replace his dad, not trying to, just wanna build a good thing.
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It dawned on me when I was looking at having custom lightweight mountain hunting rifles built to shave 2+ lbs off a gun .... Then I realized I didn't need to spend 8000 on a rifle I could go to the gym n lose 25-30lbs . Been at it everyday for past 3-4 weeks... Huge change mentally and physically !
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It dawned on me when I was looking at having custom lightweight mountain hunting rifles built to shave 2+ lbs off a gun .... Then I realized I didn't need to spend 8000 on a rifle I could go to the gym n lose 25-30lbs . Been at it everyday for past 3-4 weeks... Huge change mentally and physically !
I was definitely a gym rat back in the day...I loved the feeling of a great workout...

I am looking forward to getting that back again...

kudos to you sir for doing it and encouraging me to also
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:44 PM
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High cholesterol at 36. Not good. The wife started cooking everyday and within 6 months we were back in normal range. Meat, Veggies and Fruit. Lots of water. Don't give up! You can do this!
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:19 PM
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down to 312 in 2 weeks...Tonight I start taking my 13 yo to the gym. He wants to see if lifting weights is something he wants to do. I am praying this will be something he and I can do to build a great Father/Son relationship.

I am nervous and excited!! Thanks again for the support gents!!
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