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That's right.  I'm an old bastard. 

 

I turn the big 3-0 on September 1st.

 

The question we seek to answer:  How much weight can I drop before then?

 

But first, a quick recap of last challenge.

 

  • I rocked ketosis for much of the challenge and lost 16.6 lbs. 
  • I successfully gave up alcohol with the intention of lowering my anxiety.  (It didn't but I still kicked that goal's ass.)
  • I set a goal to be below 400lbs by my 30th and blew right past it well before schedule to finish the challenge at 396.8. 

 

This challenge I want to:

 

  • Try intermittent fasting five days per week.  (16/8 technically but generally most of my food will be taken in during one big meal at dinnertime.)
  • Continue moving around more.  (45 minutes of activity per day according my phone's pedometer, generally done during my lunch.)
  • See how close I can get to the 375lb goal I had originally set for the end of the year. 

 

There it is.  Move more, eat less.  No lifting routines, no hard tracking, just a focus on dropping that scale number until I am the smallest I've been as an adult (<352). 

 

Challenge start weight: 396.8.  28.2lbs lost since wedding, 103.7lbs lost total, 21.8lbs from goal set for 12/31/17.

 

I'm likely to be spotty in the posting department for at least a couple more weeks till the kid goes back to school.  Then I'll have a couple more hours back every morning during the week for updates (and maybe more exercise?!?).  Until then expect occasional updates as often as I can to help keep me accountable.

 

Let's do this. 

 

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7 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

There it is.  Move more, eat less.

 

It's always so simple but people are always disappointed with that answer. "How did you lose so much weight?" - move more eat less. simples. Keep on track and you should smash the 375 by the end of the year but, as we all know, the important thing is just to keep the trend going in the right direction!

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The Dirty 30, eh? Me too Broba...November 14th for me. What about purchasing a KB? Say, a 35# and start doing 100 swings a day...then 200...then 300. That not only helps you lose weight, but it'll make you more explosive in the bedroom weight room ;)  Either way, congratz on everything thus far! You da man!

 

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Dude....would you let me read your Orc story? I was talking with Lags about it and I think I'm ready....I know my body is. HA! Kidding....sort of.

 

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Nice set up Broba!  I dig it!

Sensible, awesome, woot.

 

Ready to watch you hit it!

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14 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following. Congrats on the Weight Loss to date!

10 hours ago, Salinger said:

Great job on the weight loss so far, looking forward to seeing you shed more pounds :D

 

Thanks for checking in. Glad to have both of you along, as always. :D

 

9 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

 

It's always so simple but people are always disappointed with that answer. "How did you lose so much weight?" - move more eat less. simples.

 

I've had people actually get offended, like I was intentionally being an asshole with that answer.  No one wants to believe that it really is that simple, that it can't be that easy.

 

What they don't understand is that simple does not always equal easy. 

 

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4 hours ago, Wild Wolf said:

The Dirty 30, eh? Me too Broba...November 14th for me. What about purchasing a KB? Say, a 35# and start doing 100 swings a day...then 200...then 300. That not only helps you lose weight, but it'll make you more explosive in the bedroom weight room ;)  Either way, congratz on everything thus far! You da man!

 

Dude....would you let me read your Orc story? I was talking with Lags about it and I think I'm ready....I know my body is. HA! Kidding....sort of.

 

Good idea on the KB broseph.  I think I'm going to keep it as simple as I possibly can for the moment though.  Really the focus is nearly solely on diet.  The walking is just a nice side effect to keep that extra 3-500 cals burnt every day.  

 

A link to Orkasm by Amanda Lorien will be in your PM box shortly.  Let me know what you think.  

 

Note to self:  I really gotta find some ebook retailer that isn't as prudish as Amazon and will let me list that smut. 

 

2 hours ago, Starpuck said:

 

Ready to watch you hit it!

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Ahem... Burn them.  Burn them all!  

 

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The calories that is. Heh.

 

Good to have you along Puck.

 

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Walking and IF were both accomplished yesterday and we are on track for today.  

 

Excited to weigh in tomorrow and see how the first few days of fasting has affected my weight.  

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1 hour ago, Broba Fett said:

I've had people actually get offended, like I was intentionally being an asshole with that answer.  No one wants to believe that it really is that simple, that it can't be that easy.

 

What they don't understand is that simple does not always equal easy. 

It's like they think there is some kind of secret to it. I did snap at someone once and told them that I restrict calories and run about 20 miles a week and if that helped? :P Simple, yes but most certainly not easy. Especially when you are looking down the barrel of years worth of weight loss. I don't think many people understand how hard it gets to maintain a calorie deficit for a prolonged period of time. 

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18 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

I don't think many people understand how hard it gets to maintain a calorie deficit for a prolonged period of time. 

 

God I  cannot wait for the day I intentionally eat maintenance. I know it's probably still a couple years off but what a glorious day that will be. 

 

17 hours ago, Laghail said:

First!!

 

Awww. You're always first in my heart Lags. 

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Weigh in this morning: 394.8!  

 

30.2lbs lost since wedding, 105.7 overall. 19.8 to go to hit goal of 375 originally set for 12/31.

 

It's only been half a week but I think IF is a viable long term plan during my marathon of a cut. 

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End of the week weigh-in: 394.0

 

Down 2.8 week over week/this challenge.

Down 31 since wedding.

Down 106.5 total.

19lbs to goal originally set for 12/31.

 

Trucking along.

 

Work has been obnoxious as we have contracted with a company to strip our asphalt and put new stuff down.  Long story short, they're douchebags and are disrupting my employees with their unprofessional shenanigans.

 

Add to that a big kerfluffle with my boss about my work schedule yesterday and I'm in a fighting mood.  

 

Lemme at em!

 

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Hey dude, I'm really late to the party but looks like you're doing great :)

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On 9-8-2017 at 2:25 AM, Broba Fett said:

That's right.  I'm an old bastard. 

 

I turn the big 3-0 on September 1st.

 

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On 9-8-2017 at 2:25 AM, Broba Fett said:
  • Try intermittent fasting five days per week.  (16/8 technically but generally most of my food will be taken in during one big meal at dinnertime.)

 

Been there done that, did that for 1.5 years, lost about 20% of BW with it. Though i did the 5/2 thing.

 

Following so i can see you kick ass once again my big friend!

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Poor younglings.

 

Good to have you along my friend. 

 

 

On 8/20/2017 at 7:10 AM, Jarric said:

Hey dude, I'm really late to the party but looks like you're doing great :)

 

Hey brother.  Luckily I've sucked at posting so you haven't missed much of anything. 

 

On 8/12/2017 at 3:38 PM, Mizbrek said:

Damn that's some stunning weight loss! Love these simple but specific goals!

 

Thanks!  Just getting started!

 

On 8/21/2017 at 9:52 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:

An old bastard?  My niece just turned 30'and she's just a baby.  By the transitive property, you're just a baby too. 

 

Maybe not old.  Definitely a bastard.

 

On 8/19/2017 at 2:38 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

How did week 1 go? We miss you, come back.

On 8/20/2017 at 11:18 AM, Raxie said:

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I'm still alive and it is going well.  Some highlights of the past two weeks:

 

  • Bucked bulls up at the family farm two sundays ago.  Got a crash course in bullfighting (rodeo clown style, not matador) and then got to try to piss off bulls after each time my cousin got bucked off.  It was a blast and we go to do it again on Labor day.
  • Took the kid to Mordor Chicago last weekend for the first time.  Shedd aquarium and rainforest cafe.  I drove downtown all day and experienced zero anxiety.  It was marvelous.
  • The fasting went really well for that first week.  I did really well with restricting the time I eat rather than what I eat.
  • The second week Tammy took notice and asked me to tell her about low carb.  She was interested in trying it so I switched back to make things easier for her/for support.  Jury is out on whether we will keep it up or she wants to switch to just counting cals but I'm still getting results.
  • Kept up the walking every day on lunch.
  • Week-end Weight today: 389.2!  
    • 4.8 over past two weeks since last update here
    • 7.6 this challenge
    • 35.8 since wedding (June 10th)
    • 14.2 from goal set for 12/31/17
    • 111.3 overall (October 2012)
  • I project something like 387 on my 30th bday this friday.  13lbs below the goal initially set for that day!

Things are going well overall and the kid went back to school this past week so here's hoping I have a little more time to both post on here and get some more activity in daily to really torch some fat. 

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On 2017-08-26 at 3:57 PM, Broba Fett said:

Took the kid to Mordor Chicago last weekend for the first time.  Shedd aquarium and rainforest cafe.  I drove downtown all day and experienced zero anxiety.  It was marvelous.

Dang, that's a challenge goal until itself! I can't drive downtown without freaking out. Well done on that, and your other goals!

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Everything sounds so wonderful in here Broba!

Though I am sad that you were in my city when I was in ... North Dakota!

 

Next time you roll up and through, for whatever reason, tell me!   I have zoo membership too, so I can get two people in free (and sometimes additional tickets are available!) I'd love to take you all to the zoo!

 

Grats on all the greatness going on.   Cool on the wife asking about the method you were doing.   Having people on the same plan makes things so much easier!

 

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On 26-8-2017 at 9:57 PM, Broba Fett said:

Bucked bulls up at the family farm two sundays ago.  Got a crash course in bullfighting (rodeo clown style, not matador) and then got to try to piss off bulls after each time my cousin got bucked off.  It was a blast and we go to do it again on Labor day.

 

This seems like my kind of a fun time! But actually you are just mental... ;) 

 

Going strong on the weight lost my friend, keep at it!

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Happy 30th dude, hope you have a great day!

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