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I need to start working out but I've changed my diet, cut out fast food, reduced calories, cut my sugar intake and I've gone from 259lbs to 231lbs. I literally have to buy some more belts because I can't tighten my belt anymore (out of holes). Went from 40" pants to 36" pants. My waist is actually smaller than 36".

 

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Yeah, the quarantine forced me to change my diet too.  I can't really say I lost weight but I definitely became leaner overall.  I'm still about the same weight but I can tell a lot of it is muscle density making up for it.  For now I'm staying active and continuing to show discipline.

 

Home cooking is also something that can improve self-confidence.  You see these neat looking food items in magazines and menus and then you up and make it yourself, you don't burn your house down, it tastes amazing and it's way better for you.  It's godlike.  

 

I pulled my MCL a couple of weeks ago so I've fallen off big time on my squats.  I've been gradually stressing my quads again so I can not fall off too hard with I fully heal, and I'm confident I can make myself stronger than before.  

 

The weight truck before this injury was one of my favorite new things to do post-quarantine.  It's extremely motivating to have the weight truck at max resistance with 6 45s stacked upon it and to be able to do laps with it.  Even the trainers were in awe.  I'm proud that I was able to keep pace and even improve my performance during quarantine.  The metal hook of my resistance bands broke off earlier this week during my lunch break workout, so I still gotta hook up the new stuff.  

 

 

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Quit the gym as soon as COVID hit, so I have been relying on changing my diet, doing more activities outside and using resistance bands. The diet change was easy since I gave up eating out. Now I cook for myself more and only have takeout twice a month. Resistance bands I try to do everyday, but I don't do as much cardio as my old gym routine.

 

I am planning to get an exercise bike to do more cardio because I highly doubt I will be going back to the gym in 2021. I am fine-tuning a consistent routine that keeps me active.

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1 hour ago, Darc_Requiem said:

I checked my waist. I'm right at 36". So I had to buy a 34-38 belt. But I was wearing a 40-44, so I'm not complaining. How's the knee holding up @Psychoblue

Minor soreness but at the very least I can do squats and deep squats again like I used to.  It's gonna be a matter of pushing myself little by little until I know we're ready to go farther than where we were before the injury.  

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On 12/3/2020 at 1:20 PM, Darc_Requiem said:

I need to start working out but I've changed my diet, cut out fast food, reduced calories, cut my sugar intake and I've gone from 259lbs to 231lbs. I literally have to buy some more belts because I can't tighten my belt anymore (out of holes). Went from 40" pants to 36" pants. My waist is actually smaller than 36".

 

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This whole buying new belts business pissed me off let me know i did good work

 

I just got rid of most of my jeans. But i have some really cool stretchy ones.

 

My whole thing with weight loss was to look better in my clothes. But i am shaped so awkward lol

 

I do a lot more stair climbing at work so these gotch bible sessions are getting easier.

 

Withour access to real heavyweight i went for intensity increase. It has helped. As well as just the usual chores 

 

It is weird looking at myself and not really recognizing any weight loss

 

@Psychobluegotch bible have you converted yet? It is an old school wrestler circuit that you can do anyway you want. I use calisthenics

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20 hours ago, DrLariat said:

 

 

@Psychobluegotch bible have you converted yet? It is an old school wrestler circuit that you can do anyway you want. I use calisthenics

Are we talking about the card stuff?  I can do most everything other than pushups because my wrists are all screwed up.  Other than that it's pretty fun.  

 

During quarantine my company moved to telehealth options, and something that one of my staff used for his kid was some kiddie aerobics.  I did it with them via Zoom and honestly it was a decent workout.  I converted a lot of the exercises they used like squats, deep squats, jumping jacks, burpees etc to the Gotch Bible and it's been enjoyable.  I'm sticking with free weights for upper body stuff for now but lower body + Gotch Bible has paid off big time.  

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Yeah boy!

 

I use random card generator

 

Pushups might not be your bag but you can do pushups on a bench to lighten the load

 

I been doing ballet stuff like jumps and kicks and plies and star jumps lately since losing weight.

 

You really can do anything

 

Hell a while back i been using the bat i have for baseball swings and axe chops

 

When you are at home you can do a bunch of whacky stuff nobody thinks of

 

 

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You know I thought one of my friends was trying to be nice. She thought I looked the same, sans hair, as back in the day. So I tried to recreate the photo I took when I was 24, 239lbs and going to the gym with my brother 4 times a week. For a guy that hasn't lifted weight in like 14 years, I don't look to bad. Guess she wasn't lying...that said my arms are noticeably smaller....my bicep is only like half the size of my head now, they were 3/4 the height of my head back in the day. Thanks fully I have big head.

 

Age 41, no gym, 223lbs

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Age 24, gym 4 times a week, 239lbs

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That said, I feel pretty. I was 259 man....I was feeling like shit at that size. @PsychoblueIf I can your drive at the gym, I can't imagine how good I'd feel.

 

 

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On 12/5/2020 at 6:11 PM, Darc_Requiem said:

Oh I did my weekly weigh in this morning. 228 now 😀

I'm no doctor or anything, but I'd push it out to either once every two weeks or as I do, once a month.  Unless there are reasons or a doctor told you to do differently, I have found that it better to push it further out while you're doing the work.

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3 hours ago, Deadly_Raver said:

I'm no doctor or anything, but I'd push it out to either once every two weeks or as I do, once a month.  Unless there are reasons or a doctor told you to do differently, I have found that it better to push it further out while you're doing the work.

I'm where I want to be at this point. I bounce between 223 to 225. Not really trying to lose any more weight at this point. I want to stay at this level. Unless I start hitting the gym to try and get my biceps back. I'm good. 

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