3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > Men's Corner

East v West throw down challenge

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2011, 02:33 AM   #16
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Lifted weights. No loss in strength.
Meals - 3

Kcals 3,673
Fat 46.9
Carbs 566.1
Protein 263.5

Also had a cupcake - calories unknown
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 08:09 PM   #17
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Weight is 244. Most of that is water balance. Certainly I did not lose 4 lbs of fat last week. Suprailiac just under 12mm. Shoulders and chest feel tighter so it seems we're headed in the right direction.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 11:49 PM   #18
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

45 minutes of cardio HR between 140-150.

2 Meals

Calories - 2,565
Fat - 74.7
Carbs - 308.6
Protein - 212.5
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
shamelessdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The East!
Posts: 10

S/C/G: 271/271/231

Height: 5'9

Default

Eating right has been difficult, but I haven't had an ounce of soda or any fried food since my first post. I have decided to cut caffeine completely for a while, and only come back and drink coffee on occasion for the future. Sugar or no, energy drinks are really bad for you, and I relied on them to get me through my work day.

The scale says I am down only 1 lb, but I was wearing clothes and just ate. Nevertheless, I wasn't surprised. I started this diet very slowly to try to wean myself a bit and do better than my last attempt, and found myself eating large meals in the first few days. The food was still much healthier than what I was eating before. Fortunately, in the past 3 days or so it has been easier to eat smaller portions.

I am beginning to feel better, and I think I am finally getting over caffeine withdrawal. I think one explanation for the lack of more noticeable weight loss is the lack of appetite suppression I used to get from coffee and 5 hour energy/lo-carb Monster drinks. Still, I resolve to eat better and keep my levels of activity high so that _pounds_ and not POUND will start coming off.

The worst thing I have eaten in the past week or so is a daily plain hamburger from Mcdonald's. I work right down the street from a Mcd's and I think it's become my temporary ritual to keep some semblance of sanity. I don't think it can be understated how much I loved fast food before I started this diet. Anyway, I supplement many meals with low fat soup and skim milk to feel full and not absorb too much fat. The dairy calcium in the milk helps do this.

Today I ate a 3 egg vegetarian omelet and a banana with water for breakfast. I ate 2 plain hamburgers and a grilled snack wrap from Mcd's with a small bottle of 1% milk for lunch (very hungry at lunch today and was still rather hungry, but felt just fine after an hour or so of drinking water). Then I ate beef and vegetable soup with water and about 6 oz of skim milk for dinner. I feel quite sated. I keep a daily log and am not a fan of snacking, so I am confident these were the only foods I consumed today. This represents a pretty massive shift from my previous diet of cheese fries, gyros, pizza, etc.

I will eat a banana later if I get hungry, but that will be it. I shoveled snow for 30 minutes and moved some equipment at work today and feel adequately tired, so no other exercise is necessary.

I will try to post photographs on some sort of a semi-regular basis (maybe only every 2 weeks) but right now I am encouraged that I am already feeling healthier, and I'm sure the weight will start really coming off very soon.
shamelessdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 12:43 PM   #20
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

If you have the willpower to cut caffeine cold than you have the willpower to do anything. Keep at it!

I think pictures every two weeks is a good idea. More often is probably pointless.

Speaking for myself yesterday was not a day of progress. Since my house finally sold I took the wife out for sushi and once she ordered a large beer I was forced to order one as well. Then at home we had a bottle of champange chilling. I have no idea how many calories I ingested. Oh well.

I've been thinking that I might be better able to make progress if I alternate between weight loss and endurance every two weeks. Trying to do both at once may result in me spinning my wheels. Gives me something to think about anyways.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 11:47 PM   #21
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

I wanted to do 45 minutes at 160 HR but I couldn't sustain it above 155. Not sure why but I couldn't. Ended up between 145-155. Also took a brisk 45 min walk.

2 meals + 1 snack

Calories - 2,897
Fat - 102.2
Carbs - 324.3
Protein - 209.6
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 11:42 PM   #22
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Did a little HIIT and thought my heart was going to explode. HR hit 180 or so ... not sure. Then I finished up with a little cardio and walking around the grocery store.

Calories 2,094
Fat - 46.8
Carbs - 255.8
Protein - 208.2
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 01:52 AM   #23
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

My gym plans got derailed due to my daughters both needing help with their math work. Probably a good idea as my knee has been killing me. Icing now and it feel soooooo good.

T-Bone steaks were on sale for $3.99 a lb so I bought 5 lbs worth and cooked half tonight. Calories are unknown but it was well worth it.

Resting my knee tomorrow and Sunday. Speaking of Sunday hopefully I won't do too much damage to my plan.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 02:15 AM   #24
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Life got in the way again today. I suspect tomorrow will be no better. The good news is I don't think I lost progress, I just don't think I made any.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 07:12 PM   #25
Junior Member
 
shamelessdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The East!
Posts: 10

S/C/G: 271/271/231

Height: 5'9

Default

http://img204.imageshack.us/i/week3q.jpg/

current weight 266.8

also, i read my scale's manual and changed the settings to read lbs

durr :[

Last edited by shamelessdp : 02-06-2011 at 07:14 PM. Reason: added image
shamelessdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 09:14 PM   #26
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Nice work on reading the manual!

I'll get a weigh in and picture up tomorrow.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #27
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

242 lbs. I definately haven't lost 6 lbs of fat and I don't think I've lost any muscle so we're dealing mostly with water at this point. I'm going to focus my efforts on fat loss for the next two weeks which means less calories, and less cardio. It is difficult to notice any difference in pictures at this point. Lighting is not as good on this picture.

JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 12:36 AM   #28
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Didn't log calories again today but I estimate around 2000.

Scale said 240 this morning but I'm sure it's due to the reduced carbs and not fat. Still, is encouraging to see the lower number.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #29
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Dog got ahold of my HR monitor. Took it easy with cardio - did 30 minutes. Also, the dog got out. Chased her around the neighborhood. Went light on the eating.

Calories 1,722
Fat 63.6
Carbs 100.0
Protein 186.8

I suspect I'll be in the 230s tomorrow as I've been releasing a lot of water as the glycogen is being depleted.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #30
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,134

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Interesting couple of days. No surprise but I rediscovered how much performance is hindered while restricting calories heavily. My lifting session was exceedingly difficult. I made it through but my lifts were slightly compromised.

I'm going to go another week with a focus on fat loss but I'll up calories slightly and up them to 2500-3000 the day before lifting.

I've read that patience is key to becoming super lean. Something I need to work on.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:47 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2