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RedCrow's search for a better man.
« on: August 05, 2013, 06:44:12 PM »
Hello, I'm here to begin making a drastic change in the way I live my life. I'm 280lbs and getting more uncomfortable by the day in both my skin and physically in general. I've done the research, memorized what I need to do and am ready to make this a lifestyle change starting right this moment.
I'd love to use a scale to track my weight loss but I've always found that if I see a number I'm happy with on the scale my self-destruct button gets pushed and I go off the deep end.  I have three beautiful kids and I want to be alive to see them grow up,
My goal is to feel good about my body and to have the energy to go and be active with my kids. To lead a healthy life and want to do things that are good for me.
I will write again soon, thanks for reading!

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Re: RedCrow's search for a better man.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 08:13:12 PM »
You've come to the right place. 

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Re: RedCrow's search for a better man.
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 02:56:40 PM »
Today (Day 1) I went to the gym for my push day.
Flat Bench 155 (5x5)
Incline DB press 120 (5x5)
Seated Mil Press 155 (5x5)
Tricep cable pulldown 150 (5x5) Lowered weight at intervals and pushed to failure after the 5x5

Went for leisurely walk for about 1.5 hours with the family.

Food:

PreWO GAT 1scoop., creatine 2 scoops., 1.5L water.
PWO 40g of beef protein. 1L water.
Coffee
Lunch (1pm) HUGE Chef's Salad with sun dried tomato vinaigrette. 2 glasses water.

Yes I started eating at 1pm and it may be early to start IF but it really makes sense to me and totally fits my lifestyle. I work with no scheduled breaks and have gotten used to skipping breakfast already. I will make my first meal around 1 and break the fast until 8. No late night snacking for me, I know it causes me to make terrible decisions.
Gotta give up weed too unless I feel like bathing in chips nightly.

Thanks Eric, I feel that you're right!

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Re: RedCrow's search for a better man.
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 11:36:19 PM »
Hello, I'm here to begin making a drastic change in the way I live my life. I'm 280lbs and getting more uncomfortable by the day in both my skin and physically in general. I've done the research, memorized what I need to do and am ready to make this a lifestyle change starting right this moment.
I'd love to use a scale to track my felixjsc.fotopages.com/?entry=8245785 weight loss but I've always found that if I see a number I'm happy with on the scale my self-destruct button gets pushed and I go off the deep end.  I have three beautiful kids and I want to be alive to see them grow up,
My goal is to feel good about my www.cusabio.com elisa kitbody and to have the energy to go and be active with my kids. To lead a healthy life and want to do things that are good for me.
I will write again soon, thanks for reading!
;D I think you can do it in here!

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Re: RedCrow's search for a better man.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 10:12:35 AM »
I had reached the place where I was no longer happy in my skin and kept trying a variety of diets that only worked if I went hungry half the time.  As soon as I ate normally the few pounds I lost came right back. 
Basically, my eating a balanced diet was all wrong.  Completely wrong.  For years, I thought fiber in my bread was good, and being careful not to eat fatty things like bacon, pork chops, chopped beef, or fatty roasts was a good thing.  I ate lots of salad, adding nuts and low calorie dressings. 
Still, the weight just piled on.  Feeling totally defeated I'd go and get me some pie, or cookies, or ice cream, or candy.
Ah, heck, sometimes I'd get it all and stuff myself while watching a movie.
Then back in June of this year I went to Vermont to spend a week with my younger brother.  He started Paleo about a year ago and was more than happy to teach me the basics.  In one week I easily dropped 10lbs!  Better still... I was never hungry.  I was still on vacation when I left my brother's place and wasn't always able to stick to Paleo as I ate at other family members or friends homes.  By the time I got home again I had regained 5 lbs, but I was ready and prepared to go Paleo.
My brother gave me Rob Wolf's "The Paleo Solution" too which proved a real eye opener for me.
I've lost a total of 18-20 pounds and probably would have lost even more if not for the occasional slip days, and eating too much fruit and nuts for someone who wants to lose.
Now, for the past week I've been strictly Paleo with little nuts and no fruit until I reach my desired weight. 
Not only have I lost weight, but my energy has increased ten fold and I feel wonderfully healthy too.