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Unread 07-31-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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My Health Thread thingy

Couldn't think of a catchy/witty title for the thread but that's not the purpose of the thread anyway

Anyway, I put on a lot of weight after breaking my shoulder in highschool and even more so after graduation. As of a couple months ago I weighed in just under 240lbs. For a 5'10'' 20-year-old that's not really something to be proud of..

So! After suffering migraines, constant fatigue and constantly being reminded by family that I have a hereditary risk of diabetes, health issues etc etc etc. I had to change something...


I started trying to eat healthier and I lost a couple lbs down to 235lbs but quickly lost track of it all. It seemed easiest just to try follow a nutrition plan like the Paleo Diet and then I decided to log foods/progress to keep me going so that's what I did!

Here's the graph of my progress since I started eating paleo. That blip in the middle is when I started jogging (Zombies, Run! is a bad *** game! If you're not really into running/it's too boring check it out). I put on a few lbs of water weight in my legs and they were killing me but after they stopped hurting the weight came off again quite quickly...



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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 07-31-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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I kinda plateaued near the bottom of the graph... that's when I stopped running and as of Monday I have started training in Krav Maga! Those guys seriously kicked my *** the first couple days but I'm enjoying it. My hopes are that when I'm in a bit better shape I can start running again on the days I'm not training. So if I got M W F I'll run T TH S...

Today's also the first day of a 5 day juicing/reboot plan. Nothing but mushed up fruit and veggie juice for 5 days then back to paleo!


Any hints/tips/advice/comments welcome! I'm still new to the "healthy"/nutrition thing so I'm more or less fumbling around in the hopes that I'm headed in the right direction
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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-01-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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Today is Day 2 of the 5 day juice fast....

I feel a bit sleepy, but after drinking so much coffee before the fast and having little/none now it's to be expected.

Scales read 211.8lbs this morning, down from 240. So far so good!
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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
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Killed it today. Did an hour of Krav Maga and had just enough energy an hour later (after protein shake and two juices) to push myself to go walk/run.

10min brisk walk to warm up
Then:
1min walk
30sec run
5 heel lifts

Repeat as necessary

Then 10min brisk walk to cool off. Did 4.25km before bringing it home

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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Sounds like great progress, what's Krav Maga(sp)??
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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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Sounds like great progress, what's Krav Maga(sp)??
"A tactical martial system developed in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks.

Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.

Basic Principles:

Krav Maga encourages students to avoid confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force.
Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.

- Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking pre-emptively).
- Targeting attacks to the body's most vulnerable points, such as: the eyes, neck/throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, fingers, etc.
- Maximum effectiveness and efficiency in order to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible.
- Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack, and so on.

Training can also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one's surroundings, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible."
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[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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I'm 56 and overweight myself. Can't jog anymore- my knees can't handle it, so I took up bicycle commuting 8 miles one way to work. It helps a lot and I have gotten my high blood pressure way down. I generally ride 3-5 days a week although this is the "happy" season (summer) and I try to ride as much as possible in the warmer months. If you alternate riding a bike and jogging you might have a better time of it as the bike will help to keep your legs in shape without putting stress on your joints. Not saying you have to commute to work- just get a bike (tons of yard sales this time of year) and start riding even around your neighborhood. Don't worry about distance- just get in your 30-40 minutes of aerobic work per ride. Worth a try!
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Unread 08-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #9
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I used to ride a lot, I used to use my bike as my primary means of transportation after I broke my shoulder in a nasty spill... Haven't ridden since.

Although, it does look promising... after 3+ years of shoulder/back pain after breaking it it seems Krav Maga is helping quite a bit (I found that odd since going to the gym actually made the shoulder pain worse).

I think it all boils down to which muscles are getting worked. I'd like to continue Krav; but add more running, cycling, and kayaking as I get everything working as it should (and better!)
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[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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Mainly the bicycle riding can help with your aerobic activity without hurting your joints like jogging does. That way you can still get a good aerobic workout and still alternate with jogging. Riding home from work myself today.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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Take it easy with the running. Too much running can cause your body to go into sort of an efficiency mode, where it burns as few calories as possible. I usually run just enough to make sure I still can, unless I'm training for some sort of race. High intensity, total body training is the most effective way to loose weight. Similar results can be achieved trough circuit training. Great progress so far!!
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Unread 08-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #12
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Thanks for the tip! Sorry for the late reply, you posted on my 21st and I've been crazy busy

I've just finished my AA and have switched schools. The new school I go to has a couple really bad *** health centers + gym. I'm looking to start going 2x a week after class.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #13
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Take it easy with the running. Too much running can cause your body to go into sort of an efficiency mode, where it burns as few calories as possible. I usually run just enough to make sure I still can, unless I'm training for some sort of race. High intensity, total body training is the most effective way to loose weight. Similar results can be achieved trough circuit training. Great progress so far!!
To add to this, you don't need to RUN to burn fat. Your heart rate just needs to be high enough. You could do that walking/cycling/swimming/whatever.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #14
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To add to this, you don't need to RUN to burn fat. Your heart rate just needs to be high enough. You could do that walking/cycling/swimming/whatever.
I do it more to get in better shape, losing fat is a neat bonus. I do more intervals than full-on running. So run-walk-jog-walk-run-walk etc.

But I started a new job today so I've got to be careful I don't slip backwards. It's on the days I usually to Krav (MWF) so best chance I've got is to try hit the gym on campus on T-Th if I'm not catching up on online class...

Bonus about working is, I have more $$ to buy foods that are healthier. Fast food is cheaper than healthy ****, but more expensive and detrimental to health in the long run.
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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #15
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I forgot to mention, I have kinda slipped up following my 21st (for some reason I crave mozzarella cheese sticks and those little burgers like crazy when I drink). Partying is (mostly) over now with having **** to do, but I have noticed that after eating some of the crappy foods I used to eat almost daily I've noticed an immediate drop in energy this past week or so and my migraines started up again.

Lesson learned. lol
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