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Old 1 February 2018, 12:03
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Several years back I used Lose It to obsessively track calories and holy shit does that work.
Yep. I use it to track my macros. Lets know know exactly what I have left to eat and how I can play with my numbers to get to my end state for the day. I think it's one of the best apps out there, IMO of course. But like I said previously, you need to know your RMR to get the full benefit of tracking your cals.
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Old 1 February 2018, 12:34
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Great thread. I'm at my all time fattest and out of shape right now, working on getting back.
I was close to my all-time fattest for the last 2 years. Been fluctuating between 205 and 220, when I know my ideal weight is somewhere around 185-190.

Corporate life, followed by starting a business has been brutal on trying to be healthy. I used to mock people for getting out of shape once they stopped working abroad. Not anymore.

First thing was to cut out booze and pretty much anything that's clearly not good for me. Immediate results being my Christmas weigh-in of 215 and change, down to 204 this week.

Next step is actually making time to hit the gym again. That should help get me back to at least 195.

Then it'll be the fucking grind to get down to 188.

Thanks for the motivation, Poly!
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Old 1 February 2018, 13:08
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^^^Same here!^^^

Next thing you know, I'm on Atorvastatin & Ergocalciferol.
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Old 1 February 2018, 13:11
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I was close to my all-time fattest for the last 2 years. Been fluctuating between 205 and 220, when I know my ideal weight is somewhere around 185-190.

Corporate life, followed by starting a business has been brutal on trying to be healthy. I used to mock people for getting out of shape once they stopped working abroad. Not anymore.

First thing was to cut out booze and pretty much anything that's clearly not good for me. Immediate results being my Christmas weigh-in of 215 and change, down to 204 this week.

Next step is actually making time to hit the gym again. That should help get me back to at least 195.

Then it'll be the fucking grind to get down to 188.

Thanks for the motivation, Poly!
HAHAHAHAHA, thatís fat as fuuuuuuuuuck

I was at a decent weight before Christmas, however a vacation and GF has me on the bad side, but typical for this time of year. Iím aiming to be 185 by mid-April. At a minimum sub 190.
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Old 1 February 2018, 16:41
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HAHAHAHAHA, thatís fat as fuuuuuuuuuck

I was at a decent weight before Christmas, however a vacation and GF has me on the bad side, but typical for this time of year. Iím aiming to be 185 by mid-April. At a minimum sub 190.
Yeah thanks for making me feel better about myself ML.
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Old 1 February 2018, 17:14
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HAHAHAHAHA, thatís fat as fuuuuuuuuuck
Fuck you...

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Yeah thanks for making me feel better about myself ML.
Fuck you...

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You're cool.
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Old 1 February 2018, 17:37
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Fuck you...



Fuck you...



You're cool.
Nothing but love my rotund friend

Plus I owe you for talking shit like 3 years ago when I got back from Germany
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Old 1 February 2018, 17:44
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Old 1 February 2018, 17:54
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Nothing but love my rotund friend

Plus I owe you for talking shit like 3 years ago when I got back from Germany
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He's not fat, he's big boned! Me, I'm just husky...
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I guess there's a lot of closet fat fucks here?
We're all skinny behind the keyboard...
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Great thread. I'm at my all time fattest and out of shape right now, working on getting back. Doing the Starting Strength novice () program, a little extra accessory stuff, jumping rope and hitting the "ball on band" during my rest periods at the end. Cardio is terrible right now.

I use Jefit to track my workouts and Lose It to track my weight. Several years back I used Lose It to obsessively track calories and holy shit does that work.
Rippetoe is 'Old School' and doesn't mince words - love him!

Yeah, you need to track if you want to optimize the rate of fat loss. And you definitely need to figure out maintenance calories at least, or your totally F'd. I Use 'Fat Secret' on Android - just picked it and got to know it and it works, so I never bothered looking at anything else.

I use the old fashioned Pen and Paper in a binder, to track training - some things work better for me 'Analog'
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Old 2 February 2018, 07:55
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^^^Same here!^^^

Next thing you know, I'm on Atorvastatin & Ergocalciferol.
You're on a Statin? Dietary intervention didn't work? How far out of whack are your lipids? Did you get a Particle Size test done too? Statins are bad juju IMO, but if you need them, you need them.

Isn't Ergo, Vitamin D2? D3 is better absorbed and elevates 25(OH)D better, IIRC. Just something to look into.
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Old 2 February 2018, 13:40
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I guess there's a lot of closet fat fucks here?
I outgrew the closet.

I'm not *that* bad yet. Three years ago I was down at 200lbs for the Oceanside half IM, and at 210lbs when I did AZIM 2.25 years ago. I'm at 235 now after taking off a couple years to heal (the lies we tell ourselves...), but carry it pretty well because of my height. Ironically, people say I look better now. But maybe that's because I'm rested, fat, and happy, rather than tired, thin, and obsessing over training time.
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I guess there's a lot of closet fat fucks here?
Hey! Iím a kitchen fat fuck! I donít fit in any closet.
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Great thread. I'm coming out of the closet. I'm 5'8" and 206 pounds. I'm down from 220 since this past summer. I lift 3-4 days per week and am on a total body routine and still try to lift heavy for me. I try to do cardio and stretching on my off lifting days at least 2 days per week. I'm working to increase the intensity on my lifting days by super-setting more and decreasing time between sets. And it helps that I have an office gym full of youngsters to motivate me to do better. I'm still stronger than most of them. However I do seem to hurt all the time now. Getting old sucks.

I'm following the Mountain Athlete diet and have been since Christmas. I like to eat and love to cook so I've found it's the only diet that works for me. I'm not losing a bunch but I'm down 10 pounds since Christmas. I got to a point where I was about to have to move from 36 pants to 38's and felt like sucking on my Glock. Some of my pants now are 35's and I'm not stopping until I'm at least back in 34's. My initial target goal was to get back to 195. Poly after loading my data in your chart it told me I'm a fat fuck. However, I have no idea what my body fat is so left that blank. Any minor modifications and advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 3 February 2018, 03:01
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I want to lose 20kgs, add an inch to my dick, have straight beard hair, and quadruple all my PRs in the gym.

But I want to do it while eating pizza every night, pancakes every morning, and without leaving the comfort of my recliner while watching endless porn.

Can you help?
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Old 3 February 2018, 04:55
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I laugh at myself that I naively envisioned SOCNETers as the epitome of in-shape, heavy-shit-carrying, uber-ruckers, and obstacle-course-conquerors... Alas, you are all human: how refreshing...

It sucks -- gettin' fat. Worse than getting old, because it's a CHOICE (a bad one...) I can't WAIT for my new hip: April surgery [hip dysplasia/macerated labrum/bone-on-bone deterioration/+15 lbs]. Wallowed for a while, but getting my SHIT together (single-leg trainig, UB, and swimming); will enjoy having my body behind me, helping.

Poly, thanks for the thread and the work. I appreciate the info, the motivation, and the gentle shaming you guys selectively dole out.

An I'm-gonna-wear pair of jeans -- pulled on not-too-often -- serves as both motivator and truth-teller.

You ALWAYS have a choice: make good ones (most of the time). Bad decision? Make a better one in the next moment. And so it goes. [Drive on.]
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Old 3 February 2018, 08:38
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Poly after loading my data in your chart it told me I'm a fat fuck. However, I have no idea what my body fat is so left that blank. Any minor modifications and advice would be much appreciated.
Don't go by BMI or any of that other data on there, just use it for the TDEE estimation to pick a starting energy intake to lose fat (500-1000kcals less than it says your TDEE is for whatever activity level you put in). A *really* quick starting point is to just put in 'Sedentary' and eat that amount (no subtracting anything) - then use scale/tape measure/caliper to raise or lower kcals in 100-200kcal increments based on what is happening.

As far as BF% measuring, you can do a single point caliper measurement and get a fairly accurate estimation, see:

https://www.accumeasurefitness.com/i...ercentage.html

https://www.accumeasurefitness.com/b...and-women.html

But you really just need something to track the trend - the actual number doesn't really matter - the mirror will tell you when you're happy.
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