Josh-D. S. Davis

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Weight Goals - WARNING
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I realized yesterday at Dinner, or rather, Erica reminded me, that I let my goal slip. The goal is to be 250 LBS or less by spring break so I can do the indoor skydiving out at Stonebriar. I haven't been doing ANYTHING about this. Actually, that's a lie. I've been compensating for any calorie burn with cake, cookies, candy, and huge portions of food.

Technically, I have too much to lose safely by then (6-7 weeks for 19-20 pounds). A pound a week is good. I'll be happy with that. 2 pounds a week is tough. I'd be ecstatic for that. 3 pounds per week is not recommended for the average person.

I was 245LBS before, so I should be able to get there, even if I don't get there in time for spring break.

I know it will be beyond hard. The habits are hard, as is the hunger in general. We'll see what I can do. I burned a pound today, or rather, tomorrow, since it's always on the recovery that it changes. It will be important to keep up the calorie burn, because calorie restriction causes the body to reduce metabolism.

I believe if I stay on top of vitamins, proper portions, avoiding starches and fat additions, and cycle my butt off, I might get close. However, as long as the trend is downward again, I'll be happy.
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/01/25/weight-goals-warning/
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Habits are hard.

Yep.
Thank you for the motivation to even step on the scale again.
I've fallen off the wagon so badly I can't even see the dust in the distance.

Never give up. Never surrender.

You can do it... :)

I'm happy so far. Since the 20th, I'm down 8 pounds. Historically, the first 10-20 pounds is easiest, but I'm expecting the rest of my progress to be harder.

Low calorie density (lower fat, lower carb except when exercising) and lower calories overall (lean protein and high fiber foods like chicken + fresh veggies).

I'm drinking a lot of electrolyte. I'm apparently pretty dependent on salts, and rarely have enough. :)

Lastly, I'm exercising 4-8 hours per week, with a mix of slow and sprint. This helps a ton. I lose weight the day AFTER I exercise. :)

Apparently though, 8 sets of 20 seconds of all-out effort OMG CANNOT BREATHE, with a 5 minute warmup and cooldown, and 30-60 seconds of active recovery (still moving, but not much), doing that 3-5 times per week, is equivalent to 10 hours per week.

Calorie burn and O2 consumption stay raised for up to 36 hours after. I will have to remember that, and on my off days, still go out and ride for 30 mins, but with high intensity intervals. (HIIT)

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