Start Weight:(24 Jan 13) 229.2 lb
Current Weight:(22 Oct 13) 211.0 lb
Goal Weight:189.8 lb
following: fredmugs's own diet
performance: losing 3.6 lb a week

I have a current goal of section hiking all of the Appalachian Trail. My hikes require me to get into very good shape and I can do that when hiking season rolls around in the spring. At 6' 3" I try to maintain an in shape weight of 195 pounds. I find then when I get over 200 I begin to feel sluggish.

Every fall after I stop hiking for the year I do not work out as much and I start eating poorly. As a result I tend to gain 20 - 25 pounds over the winter.

Being the competitive person I am I entered a Biggest Loser contest at work. I intentionally gained some weight before it started and hydrated up as much as a I could before weighing in at a whopping 223.4 pounds. My goal is to get down to 190 over eight weeks which will be a 15% reduction. If my partner can accomplish something similar we should win some money. I also have a side bet with one of my younger co-workers that I fully expect to win.

After I finish hiking all the Appalachian Trail (hopefully this year) I would like to start hiking the Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails. If I'm really lucky I'll find a place to move to once I retire because Indiana sucks.

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cals: 85kcal | fat: 5.16g | carbs: 5.52g | prot: 3.80g
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Good for filling you up and taste great.
cals: 125kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 0.86g | prot: 4.48g
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Pepper Poppers
These little gems are outstanding as a snack or appetizer.
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The Military Diet
I can't speak for Soldiers but in the Marine Corps if you're over weight you spend your lunch time at the gym running stairs (not voluntarily). If you still don't lose that weight you are medically discharged.

The fact that it advertises "no need to do strenuous exercise" should tell you something.
posted 27 Mar 2013, 07:27
The Military Diet
Never had SOS in the Marine Corps.

I have no idea what a "military diet" is although I'm sure someone invented a gimmick and called it that. I would be very suspicious and if they are selling anything run like hell.

posted 26 Mar 2013, 11:07
Pump It UP: Workout Music
Nice profile BTW! I'm hoping to do about 160 miles on the PCT in Wash state this summer.
posted 25 Mar 2013, 05:35
Pump It UP: Workout Music
You obviously haven't worked out while listening to thrash metal.
posted 25 Mar 2013, 05:33
So discouraged!
Muscle does NOT burn fat. If you increase your muscle mass your body will burn more calories to maintain it. No - that is not semantics. Heavier weights and lower reps are actually better for you than the opposite.

Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Stop doing the Jillian Michaels workout and find something else. I can ride an exercise bike at a very high pace for over an hour. I can put a 35 lb pack on my back and hike 20+ miles a day on the Appalachian Trail. If I tried to run one mile right now my knees, hips, and back would be in pain for days. So I don't run.

posted 25 Mar 2013, 05:31
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27 March 2013

Official Weigh Out for Biggest Loser is 184.6 That's a 52.4 pound drop in 9 weeks. I know how to lose weight but using this program allows me to micro ...
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26 March 2013

A nice little weight loss (0.4 lbs) the day before the Biggest Loser weigh in. Yesterday I was incredibly sore and for some reason I did a monster cardio ...
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