Help! I'm Fat

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  1. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    **** those guys, we will be here to support you. We can all be fat together, until we arent.
     
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  2. Tre4ISU

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    I can't imagine a family member talking to me like that. Of course, my family isn't the most fit so they'd have to have an astounding lack of self awareness. Also, wanting to put someone on BP medication without proof of high blood pressure is really ignorant.
     
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  3. madguy30

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    Real sorry to hear about the fam situation...that's some b.s.

    I've not done the carnivore diet. However, usually when I go back to Iowa, I get a Casey's pizza as per tradition. The last 1/2 year or so my dad will have a crockpot full of brats and deer meat, and I just eat that instead, and have noticed that I feel WAY better the next several days compared to gorging on pizza so there might be something to it. I feel better about my body using the fat from the meat compared to all the crap that it's in pizza dough.
     
  4. BWRhasnoAC

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    This thread has inspired me to get back to what I was doing a couple years ago. Eating less, drinking much less soda, fasting 17-7, and running 15 miles a week. 1 week down. Still fat.
     
  5. Cy$

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    time to start up the pickup basketball thread again...
     
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  6. Cyientist

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    I’m trying out dry January. The snow made that tough yesterday, but the good decision to not imbibe and workout instead paid off on the scale this morning.

    Hope everyone is keeping up the good fight.
     
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  7. clonedlion

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    Hello all,

    Much respect to everyone wanting to better their health. Please take into consideration something that is starting to get attention, but not enough at this point. Blue light and what is is doing to your weight, and over all health.

    Jack Kruse is the best person to follow in this regard. Below is a link to a facebook post, as well as a video outlining what is going on.



    I would get blue blocking glasses from RA Optics or Felix Gray. There are cheaper options, but those are trustworthy brands and utilize those and see how you feel, sleep and what happens to your weight.

    It isn't just about diet and exercise anymore.
     
  8. ruflosn

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    I cut back to one meal a day this week and lost 5.6 lbs. I still drank beer and ate what I wanted, just not as much. Kind of a 20/4 fast. Feel a lot better at work not snacking and coming back from lunch bloated. I will see how the next week goes.
     
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  9. Cyched

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    Blue light has been proven to have a negative effect on your sleep, which in turn leads to the other health problems mentioned.

    It's usually best to shut down screen time well before you go to bed. Otherwise most computers/phones have a "night" mode that decreases the amount of blue light they emit.
     
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  10. Cyched

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    Worth noting that CW lost a bunch of weight by taking Fiber-Lax. Maybe that could be an option for some of you.
     
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  11. cycloneworld

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    I travel about 60% of the time for work and since I’ve had this job (3 years), I’ve gained 25 lbs. I know exactly why - it’s damn near impossible to eat well on the road, especially when you are working 12-14 hr days many times.

    I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for about a year and I’ve maintained weight without watching what I eat. I do 16/8 and it’s now easy and routine. But trying to get to 18/6 or 20/4 has been very difficult for me. Any tips other than to just tough it out?

    I’m now watching what I eat much more and hope to drop 20 lbs in the first half of 2020.
     
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  12. clonedlion

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    This is true, but there is no night node for TV as far as I know. The glasses will cover all bringers of blue light.
     
  13. BoxsterCy

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    Bunch of fat out of shape guys playing basketball, what could possibly go wrong? :rolleyes:

    #ACL #Achilles #tornsomething
     
  14. Cy$

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    #brokenAnkle
     
  15. Cyientist

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    Came out of the weekend lighter. That doesn't happen for me often.

    Dry January was tough after the cyclone blow out of OU. I got home from the game, and I usually like watching the DVR of those games with a gin and tonic. Instead I read a book about Churchill, which didn't help stem the urge for a drink...
     
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    And a cigar?
     
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  17. Cyientist

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    Luckily it was too cold for a cigar (only allowed to do that outside), but it would have been perfect temp for my Glenlivet...
     
  18. cyclone4L

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    I have had this issue as well. It's definitely hard to eat well especially when sitting down with clients over a meal. It's actually be one of my big struggles for this can. I have resorted to finding the nearest WalMart and buying "healthlier options" and now that I'm trying the carnivore diet, I lug around a George Foreman grill and a little skillet to make scrambled eggs. I buy the paper towels and plates at the Walmart. It's kinda been fun; feels like camping.
     
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  19. Cy$

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    At 202 lbs. gonna start my goal to get down to 185. If im not ~185 lbs. in 4-5 months ill ban myself.
     
  20. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    With all the driving back and forth to Virginia that I have been doing I just stop at Bob Evans and get the grilled chicken with broccoli and green beans and tell them no rolls or biscuits.

    That keeps it to about 500 calories. Unfortunately some times they'll still bring those damn rolls or biscuits.
     
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