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2013-05-16 02:17:05 PM  

liam76: "It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you'll be fine.'"

Yeah, it is that simple.


While it is for some, for many "pushbacks" is simply not effective. Better to change WHAT you eat than to continue eating the shiat that made you fat in the first place...only in lower quantities that leave you feeling hungry and cranky.

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


I couldn't lose the weight until I threw out the bread, pasta, rice and spuds, and switched to a lo-carb, hi-fat diet. To cure the night-time hungries I made sure I got a good slug of fat about half an hour before bed. I've used peanut butter or Ken's Blue Cheese dressing on a celery stick, 2 or 3 dark chocolate kisses...even a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. An ounce of ethanol helps, too!
 
2013-05-16 02:17:22 PM  

Stone Meadow: SuperNinjaToad: hmmm maybe after the surgery he is 300ibs but before that I would say he is closer to 400 ibs.
Either way if you're lik 6' 6 300 is NOT that grossly obese..  how tall is Christie anyway? 6' 2" or something? he looks like a big guy. I remember him towering over Obama in one of the pictures.

According to WaPo, Christie is 5' 11", which makes sense, as he is visibly shorter than the President.

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By any measure Christie is morbidly obese. Irrespective of his future political goals, he should lose a hundred pounds just to minimize the risk of sudden death.


Dude's got a pretty good chance of just dropping dead from a heart attack or stroke now.
 
2013-05-16 02:18:10 PM  
How much of this Chromium Picolinate  does one add to the diet.
 
2013-05-16 02:18:43 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


Get rid of the white bread. None in the house.

Have you spoken with a nutrionalist?  It seems you're craving it. Perhaps you can get your diet balanced and help cut down on the cravings?
 
2013-05-16 02:18:48 PM  

Bravo Two: Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...

What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".


eat more. seriously.

you need a minimum of 1500 net calories spread througout the day.

i dropped 65 and have 25 more to go.

drink water or tea (no sugar...though i did use splenda).
protein shake for breakfast (i used muscle milk light or myoplex light) with a fiber bar or something like that.

at lunch and dinner- half my plate was salad and veggies. more than a quarter was a lean protein...non fried, and if i had any carbs it was a very small amount. i usually made the rest veggies and not rice or pasta or bread. if i got a chicken sandwich or a burger it was without cheese and without bread.

i worked out after dinner for 1 to 1.5 hours. i started on an elliptical but have moved to running outside. my goal was burning calories. i can run 6-7 miles now in about 1 hr 5 minutes or so. the rest of the time is some lifting...nothing too heavy. also do abs. little rest between sets. sometimes i even jump rope between sets.

within an hour of the workout, another protein shake. that is usually my 'dessert'.

get an app for your phone or ipod. try loseit! and religously keep track of your calories. i did for a year and lost all that weight. i haven't been as good at it lately and my losing has slowed. lose it helps you track what your minimum net calories for the day should be to safely lose weight.
 
2013-05-16 02:19:21 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


Piss on the bread before you go to sleep.  That way if you really want it you'd better be desperate.
 
2013-05-16 02:20:50 PM  

Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...


I died my moustache and people asked if I lost weight.  Yes, just like the stupid commercial.

Congratulations on the weight losses.  I know it is not easy and I am glad to know you are trying to take care of yourself and live a longer and healthier life.
 
2013-05-16 02:23:09 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The guy is trying to get healthy. Lets all point and laugh!!


He got lap band surgery because he's too much of a lazy f*ck to diet and exercise. Let's praise him and put him in charge of all of our spice production.
 
2013-05-16 02:23:40 PM  
When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.
 
2013-05-16 02:23:49 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


stop buying bread.
 
2013-05-16 02:23:57 PM  

kimwim: Magorn: Bravo Two: Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...

What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".

Same thing I did the first time: Make sure my proten intake is over 100 gm/day and Drop my carb intake to under 60gm a day not oncluding dietary fiber.   It works like a charm every time for me .  Exercise helps a little, but at least for my metabolism (and given your measurements I'd say we have the same one)  dropping the carbs, leads to lower insulin production, and when your body's glucagon level is higher than its insulin level, it starts making series 2 eicosaniods (micro-hormones) one of which is a signals for the body to burn stored fat.  Once that turns on viola, weight starts dropping almost like magic  (and bcause it is all fat, as opposed to fat, bone and muscle whichall get eaten when you take the restricted calories approach-the weight loss is more dramatically noticeable body-shape wise) .   If you've tried that and it doesn't work  like it used to,  Try adding Chromium Picolinate and Vitamin D supplements to your diet.  Chromium re-sensitizes the body's insulin recpetors meaning you need to make less, and Vitamin d (which according to my doc most adults who work indoors are deficient in) plays a critical role in how effectively your body ...


Eat Lo carb/High protein and  however the fark much fat you want.   Basically cut out the bread, the buns, the side dishes like rice and pasta and eat all the meat, and bacon and  cheese, and peanut butter you want.  Eat lots of lettuce and high-fiber veggies, and avoid fruits and most sweet stuff.  Drink a fair amount of water to flush your system and take a vitamin D pill once in a while  Savvy?
 
2013-05-16 02:26:40 PM  

instantwin: liam76: "It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you'll be fine.'"
Yeah, it is that simple.

Almost.
1. Don't be hungry. Eat 3 meals, incl. breakfast. Stop eating when the hunger is gone.
2. Reduce carbs as much as possible.
3. Drink water. Check calories on other beverages! Beer, Coke and orange juice will set you back.
4. Get plenty of sleep.

Those 4 simple rules replace any other tips out there and guarantee a life long healthy weight.

/Exercise is optional - it's healthy for many reasons, but not needed for reducing weight.


Pretty much this. The real key is to eat slowly and eat until you're not hungry--don't eat until you're full. And get out of the "clean your plate" mindset that your parents probably drilled in to you. Throwing away food isn't a crime and nobody gives a shiat about starving kids in Africa.
 
2013-05-16 02:27:28 PM  

kimwim: How much of this Chromium Picolinate  does one add to the diet.


generally the amount that you can buy at any grocery store in the supplement aisle is plenty  (you can also drink more red wine and add more black pepper to your food and supplement it naturally)  CP is very popular among body builders because it also promotes lean muscle growth, so GNC type places stock it, though in higher doses than you need
 
2013-05-16 02:30:20 PM  

fat boy: When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.


You lost 117 lbs in two weeks?
 
2013-05-16 02:30:45 PM  

liam76: /Exercise is optional - it's healthy for many reasons, but not needed for reducing weight.


Do you want to lose weight more slowly and/or do you want to die young of heart disease or a dozen other things? If yes, then by all means don't exercise.

Protip: exercise should not be considered optional by anyone.
 
2013-05-16 02:31:19 PM  

Cagey B: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The guy is trying to get healthy. Lets all point and laugh!!

He got lap band surgery because he's too much of a lazy f*ck to diet and exercise. Let's praise him and put him in charge of all of our spice production.


Well he could be on the verge of/having problems that make it unsafe for him to be obese the YEARS it would take him to lose that weight naturally. But I'm sure you'd make fun of that too.
 
2013-05-16 02:35:59 PM  

Jument: liam76: /Exercise is optional - it's healthy for many reasons, but not needed for reducing weight.

Do you want to lose weight more slowly and/or do you want to die young of heart disease or a dozen other things? If yes, then by all means don't exercise.

Protip: exercise should not be considered optional by anyone.


Yup. Find a routine that you can stick to for the rest of your life and make it happen. You certainly don't have to be a marathoner, but moving about is what your body is supposed to do and not doing that will ensure you have weight issues forever.

Walk, if nothing else. It's good for the head as well.
 
2013-05-16 02:38:44 PM  

pedobearapproved: Well he could be on the verge of/having problems that make it unsafe for him to be obese the YEARS it would take him to lose that weight naturally. But I'm sure you'd make fun of that too.


Lap band surgery isn't a magic bullet, it just takes the willpower out of keeping your diet in check.  You can lose weight just as fast without it.
 
2013-05-16 02:38:55 PM  

Bravo Two: Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...

What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".


Make sure your one meal is 8 eggs, not 2 hours at an allyou can eat bar
 
2013-05-16 02:41:26 PM  
Lookin good, Fatty!

Actually I have no comment, there didn't appear to be a picture in TFA.
 
2013-05-16 02:42:51 PM  
Christie's gonna be HAWT when he gets down to 250lbs. Like that kid in Stand By Me. No joke.
 
2013-05-16 02:43:32 PM  

pedobearapproved: Well he could be on the verge of/having problems that make it unsafe for him to be obese the YEARS it would take him to lose that weight naturally.


So he's on the verge of death from obesity? Man, now I really want to vote for him.

pedobearapproved: But I'm sure you'd make fun of that too.


Mostly I'm making fun of the "b-b-but he's getting healthy and he's a hero!" spirit of the original post. If he were to engage in a sustained program of diet and exercise (which I assume he can since he's been entrusted to, y'know, govern a state), thereby proving himself capable of both effort and rational long-term planning, then I'd totally drop the fat jokes. You're free to cry more in the meantime, though.
 
2013-05-16 02:43:52 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: fat boy: When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.

You lost 117 lbs in two weeks?


Yes kidneys were shutting down and they were pumping me full of lasix . Seemed like i was peeing constantly. Got me on a bipap and lower dose of lasix and doing much better.
 
2013-05-16 02:46:07 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


Greek yogurt before bed? They greek yogurt popsicles which are pretty good or you could blend a shake! Recommended for my son who is always starving and used to get up at night. The protein is supposed to help keep one "full" during the night.  Add it to the meditation/relaxation before bed.
 
2013-05-16 02:46:47 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


Do what I did. Put a combination lock on the fridge/pantry that flashes a single digit n at you. Then you have to punch in the first 20 numbers of the Fibonacci sequence mod n. Arduino - is there anything that it can't do?
 
2013-05-16 02:47:00 PM  
My Cousin did not make 50, he weighed - well no one knows, but the last time I saw him alive, about a week before he died, I estimated 450 lbs.  His wife was 350 easy and his kid 300 easy.  It was kind of scary.  I was getting fatter than hell myself at the time - My wife told me that I had to lose some weight and with some careful diet adjustments, I lost 100 lbs in a year.

You just cannot imagine the difference - 44" pant to 36" pant being roomy.  XXL t-shirts pushing to XXXL to L, same brand pants and shirts [OK, I still like Carhartt...].  You get your entire life back by making this change - it's really hard to do though, you have to have the motivation to give up the casual snacking, the late night fridge run, the 12 taco bell soft taco lunch, two six packs of beer a day lifestyle.  Move more and destress.

I am cheering Christie on myself, I would LOVE to see a public figure show us how it can be done, and I'm happy he's sharing it with the public, many of whom could lose 50+ lbs.

Heck, I'm pretty much a Democrat and I like CC, he seems like he might actually be real.  I dunno, but I like him so far.
 
2013-05-16 02:49:20 PM  

bmwericus: My Cousin did not make 50, he weighed - well no one knows, but the last time I saw him alive, about a week before he died, I estimated 450 lbs.  His wife was 350 easy and his kid 300 easy.  It was kind of scary.  I was getting fatter than hell myself at the time - My wife told me that I had to lose some weight and with some careful diet adjustments, I lost 100 lbs in a year.

You just cannot imagine the difference - 44" pant to 36" pant being roomy.  XXL t-shirts pushing to XXXL to L, same brand pants and shirts [OK, I still like Carhartt...].  You get your entire life back by making this change - it's really hard to do though, you have to have the motivation to give up the casual snacking, the late night fridge run, the 12 taco bell soft taco lunch, two six packs of beer a day lifestyle.  Move more and destress.

I am cheering Christie on myself, I would LOVE to see a public figure show us how it can be done, and I'm happy he's sharing it with the public, many of whom could lose 50+ lbs.

Heck, I'm pretty much a Democrat and I like CC, he seems like he might actually be real.  I dunno, but I like him so far.


Cheers to him but he took the easy way out.  He isn't doing diet and exercise he got his stomach stapled.  I'd like to see a public figure do it the hard way.
 
2013-05-16 02:51:04 PM  
How the heck is he only 300 lbs? I'm 5'10"ish (and a big ish at that), weigh 270, and look like two of me could fit in him. According to the BMI, we should look roughly the same in size (olol BMI).

(But hey, more power to him that he's trying to get in shape)
 
2013-05-16 02:51:11 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: fat boy: When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.

You lost 117 lbs in two weeks?


Yea, but the alimony payments are killing me.

/thank you. I'm here all week.
 
2013-05-16 02:52:20 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: That's your problem right there.  Starving yourself isn't a good way to lose weight.


Yep. Legions of Ethiopian starvation victims and POW camp victims prove that stopping eating makes you gain weight.
 
2013-05-16 02:53:42 PM  

Jument: liam76: /Exercise is optional - it's healthy for many reasons, but not needed for reducing weight.

Do you want to lose weight more slowly and/or do you want to die young of heart disease or a dozen other things? If yes, then by all means don't exercise.

Protip: exercise should not be considered optional by anyone.


That wasn't me who said that,  I agree with you.
 
2013-05-16 02:57:08 PM  
Typical conservative.......preach to everyone about hard work and then take the easy route when it comes to their own choices in life.
 
2013-05-16 02:57:12 PM  

gweilo8888: The Crepes of Wrath: That's your problem right there.  Starving yourself isn't a good way to lose weight.

Yep. Legions of Ethiopian starvation victims and POW camp victims prove that stopping eating makes you gain weight.


Not comparable because the starvation victims cheat: after being hungry for two days, there still is no food in sight.
 
2013-05-16 02:58:22 PM  

fat boy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: fat boy: When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.

You lost 117 lbs in two weeks?

Yes kidneys were shutting down and they were pumping me full of lasix . Seemed like i was peeing constantly. Got me on a bipap and lower dose of lasix and doing much better.


You didn't lose weight as much as you sprung a leak.
 
2013-05-16 03:01:53 PM  

Bravo Two: Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...

What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".


What're you drinking? Go nothing water for a month, and you should see results.  My feeling is that people massively underestimate their liquid calorie intake.  Also, there's anecdotal evidence (still, mind you, not too much concrete science) that artificial sweeteners promote fat retention, regardless of low caloric intake.

Avoid all processed foods as well.  (I read Sugar, Salt, Fat and thought it makes a convincing argument on this).  If it's in a box, don't eat it.

Another helper: raw veggies at the start of every meal.  You could try to eat as much mixed raw veggies with no dressing as an initial course.

In short: eat food, not as much, mostly plants.
 
2013-05-16 03:01:59 PM  
Weight will be an issue if he runs -  among other things.

http://www.ontheissues.org/Chris_Christie.htm
 
2013-05-16 03:02:29 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: fat boy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: fat boy: When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.

You lost 117 lbs in two weeks?

Yes kidneys were shutting down and they were pumping me full of lasix . Seemed like i was peeing constantly. Got me on a bipap and lower dose of lasix and doing much better.

You didn't lose weight as much as you sprung a leak.


Felt like it.
 
2013-05-16 03:03:28 PM  

DerAppie: SuperNinjaToad: hmmm maybe after the surgery he is 300ibs but before that I would say he is closer to 400 ibs.
Either way if you're lik 6' 6 300 is NOT that grossly obese..  how tall is Christie anyway? 6' 2" or something? he looks like a big guy. I remember him towering over Obama in one of the pictures.

If someone is 300 lbs at 6'6" then (s)he is that grossly obese.

Only 6 inches taller than me and almost twice the weight makes him/her a fat person.


I would love to see a picture of what you look like.
 
2013-05-16 03:05:55 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


Get rid of the bread.
 
2013-05-16 03:05:59 PM  
Marita Oil, if you can find it.
 
2013-05-16 03:07:00 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Bravo Two: What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".

That's your problem right there.  Starving yourself isn't a good way to lose weight.


It isn't the healthiest way, nor it is it the most effective, but it is definitely effective. Frankly I don't believe people who pretend they barely eat anything while working out and still can't shed pounds.  Body's certainly do have a starvation mode, but that mode involves eating itself and, well, starving.  That means you don't get to maintain a fat weight while running a calorie deficit.

As far as the good governor goes, I seem to recall him claiming he was very healthy despite being a lardass so GET OFF HIS BACK a year or so ago.  Now he is losing weight for health reasons? I won't laugh at a fat person trying to lose weight, but I will mock anyone that is 100+ pounds overweight and lies about being healthy.
 
2013-05-16 03:08:31 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: He has a sort of Classical grace about him, like the Venus of Willendorf.


Plus 1.
 
2013-05-16 03:14:26 PM  

Smackledorfer: The Crepes of Wrath: Bravo Two: What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".

That's your problem right there.  Starving yourself isn't a good way to lose weight.

It isn't the healthiest way, nor it is it the most effective, but it is definitely effective. Frankly I don't believe people who pretend they barely eat anything while working out and still can't shed pounds.  Body's certainly do have a starvation mode, but that mode involves eating itself and, well, starving.  That means you don't get to maintain a fat weight while running a calorie deficit.


Yup.  It takes a few weeks before your body goes into starvation mode. It's virtually impossible unless you're literally eating nothing at all for an extended period of time (a few days).
 
2013-05-16 03:15:15 PM  

cryinoutloud: "Have you noticed that N has lost 100 pounds?"


THAT's Racist !!
 
2013-05-16 03:15:40 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


Something I like that seems to be standard for a lot of bodybuilding type articles is to eat protein and fat as your last meal before bed.  Not something heavy of course, but something like a small bit of peanut butter, cottage cheese or protein shake or all three depending on your calories and intake during the day.  Also, most lifters who down a lot of calories have a shake prepared before bed and if they wake up in the middle of the night hungry down that.  So I'd try either of those.  Eat a small amount of healthy fat before bed (1-2Tsp pb) and have something healthy prepared for when you wake.
 
2013-05-16 03:18:06 PM  
I'm going to throw my two cents into the weightloss discussion here, but the main thing that worked for me (captain obvious here) is creating a calorie deficit and using an app to track everything you eat throughout the day.  And I do mean EVERYTHING, from the beer to the mints to the "oh look there's an extra cookie leftover from a meeting and I'm gonna NOM NOM NOM it up!"  No supplements, no avoiding certain foods.  Just a calorie deficit.  Now that's not to say I didn't avoid junk food (because that should be common sense), but if I'd been at the gym for an hour that day and then spent another hour at home shoveling snow/mowing the lawn, you can bet I scarffed down some Peanut Butter World.

I'm 5' 9", started at 200 lbs back in September, and lost weight for the same reason Christie did - the guy at the suit store said he couldn't let out my suit pants anymore because they were maxed, and said "I was easily a 38" inseam", although I was wearing 36" pair of shorts at the time.  Definitely depressed me a bit.

38 lbs. later, I'm running my first 5K in June, down to a loose 34" dress pant, and love running into people I haven't seen for awhile.  My end goal is to get to 150 lbs, but I've shifted most of my exercise efforts to weight lifting as opposed to cardio.  162 is a good weight, but I'm still pretty flabby, and am hoping that putting more emphasis into building some muscle will help with a better shape.
 
2013-05-16 03:18:44 PM  

Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...


I went from 285 to 185 in about 8 months. My friends we're throwing sandwiches at me. I'm 6'4" though, so I look like a bean pole without the extra girth. Good luck and keep at it; It's worth it.
 
2013-05-16 03:20:38 PM  
Here's what I don't get about lapband...You have this surgery (that could have many bad side effects) and then you have to follow this strict diet. Why not just skip the surgery and just do the strict diet with some moderate exercise?
 
2013-05-16 03:20:46 PM  

Carn: Cheers to him but he took the easy way out.  He isn't doing diet and exercise he got his stomach stapled.  I'd like to see a public figure do it the hard way.


So, taking a hard problem, after trying the tact that has a 1% long-term success rate, goes in the tact that has a ~25% long-term success rate.

To me, that's pragmatism and following the lead of statistics over following a dogma.  That's something I'd  LIKE to see in more politicians.
 
2013-05-16 03:24:18 PM  
Big ass man or a man with a big ass. It's all in how you look at it.
 
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