TinBoats 2013 Biggest Loser Challenge!

Talk about anything that floats your boat (no pun intended). This is general talk about anything not related to boating/fishing.
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I'll give it a shot! I weigh 330 would be really happy with 230. Good luck to all that do it!

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linehand wrote:Easy to get fat at my job.I don't get out and do physical work much anymore. Seems like every day we cater in the worstest, bestestest food.
Just informed tomorrow morning is breakfast casserole and biscuits and gravy. I'm in.

I hear ya! They took me out of the field and changed my title to "Administrator" 9 years ago and I've put on 5 pounds a year ever since!

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This might be a helpful hint, even though I'm not participating.

My son who is six feet tall works in the field as an environmental inspector. Yes, it's not a very physically demanding job and he actually weighed about 220 pounds at one point. He decided to lose weight on his own so studied the issue and changed his eating habits. He also bought a complete barbell set with all the associated gizmos for legs and upper body which ran him about $1100 for a professional set. He lost 70 pounds and went from a 36 inch pants to a 32 and his shirt size from XL to S (I don't understand that but he has gained a lot of upper body strength). He also walks his two dogs a mile each morning.

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Lifting weights will build and tone muscle tissue, and make you look more physically fit, but it's not the main thing to be concerned with when it comes to losing weight. Reducing your daily calorie intake to the proper level for your particular body and increasing your metabolism with a sustained cardiovascular workout of some sort (swimming, jogging, etc), are the 2 main things that will cause you to lose weight. Any exercise that gets your heart rate elevated and keeps it there for 30 minutes to an hour per day will do the trick. Changing your eating habits to 4-5 small meals per day instead of 1-3 big meals will also help.

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Counting calories seriously sucks, i lost about 30lbs that way and i was constantly hungry, tired and had to work my butt off. If I had to do it over again id follow the diet I follow now (which i lost 10 on since Aug with out trying) lose the wheat, grains and dairy! Eat whole foods, fish, lean meats, poultry fruits and vegetables
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JMichael wrote:Lifting weights will build and tone muscle tissue, and make you look more physically fit, but it's not the main thing to be concerned with when it comes to losing weight. Reducing your daily calorie intake to the proper level for your particular body and increasing your metabolism with a sustained cardiovascular workout of some sort (swimming, jogging, etc), are the 2 main things that will cause you to lose weight. Any exercise that gets your heart rate elevated and keeps it there for 30 minutes to an hour per day will do the trick. Changing your eating habits to 4-5 small meals per day instead of 1-3 big meals will also help.
There was a recent study that indicated that doing weight training helps more than the typical cardiovascular training such as running to lose weight. I did weight training during my working years to help me in my job and was able to maintain my weight and strength, even though I ate like a pig which usually included all the wrong kinds of foods. :shock:

My son on the other hand, eats about four to five small meals a day. He tries to eat the "right" kinds of foods and does occasionally eat the "wrong" kinds of foods which he calls his cheat days.

You're correct in that raising the increasing the heart rate during exercise is good and my son got that through weight training.

Now that I'm retired, I'm maintaining a weight that is about 20 pounds lower than my working weight, but doesn't muscle weigh more than fat? I'm in fairly good shape and have the usual old age issues but am still able to go boating and fishing which is what counts!
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nomowork wrote:
JMichael wrote:but doesn't muscle weigh more than fat?
5 pounds of muscle = 5 pounds of fat, muscle is just "packaged" nicer
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BassAddict wrote:
nomowork wrote:
JMichael wrote:but doesn't muscle weigh more than fat?
5 pounds of muscle = 5 pounds of fat, muscle is just "packaged" nicer
In your snip/edit process, you've changed it so that it looks like I'm that one that said that. So let me fix that for ya.
nomowork wrote:but doesn't muscle weigh more than fat?
Muscle tissue is denser than fat cells. It is possible, depending on your exercise/diet, that you could lose inches in the waist/chest but gain weight at the same time. So the end result, you could look smaller but weight more. If your goal is strictly to lose weight, you may not want to use weight lifting as your form of exercise.

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Last few days to decide if your going to do something to improve yourself this year, or continue to not be able to tie your shoes or climb a flight of stairs. :LOL2:

C'mon guys, If one suffers we should all suffer. Give it your all until March 1, 2012. That is all I ask.

Just think of how much better your boat will handle AND how much longer your trolling motor battery will last if you lose those pounds.





















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Today is the final day. If you are in for the challenge you must weigh in by midnight tonight with an honest measurement.

Today I am going to feast on Bacon, chips, left over cake. :LOL2:
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It is on like Donkey Kong!


Will be weighing in tonight before I go to sleep


Will be eating like a pig up until 0 hour!
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Trying to Fish as often as Jim works :LOL2:

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I had a stress test in October. Nothing serious but a few red flags. Watching what I eat and resistance bands starting around Thanksgiving. 190 pounds yesterday, down from 200 pounds at Thanksgiving. I workout for 45 minutes M-W-F and do streatching excerises Tues-Thurs-Sat. If I don't do it right when I get out bed, I don't get it done. I am getting the bikes back into shape and walking. Nothing crazy but a hamburger every couple of weeks and a chicken fried steak once a month are real treats. Other than that I watch what I eat but I don't go crazy with the diet. My wife still buys my favorite snacks because she buys things for herself. I don't bring anything home because the temptation is too much and I ration what she buys for me. I have to physic myself out before I get out of bed every morning. Maybe I'll make it, maybe I will not. Going for 165 lbs. 5 foot eight and 70 years old.

My insurance pays for a membership at the local health club but I never seem to make it. I bought a 142 pound set of resistance bands from BodyLastics on Amazon and because they are here, I use them 3 days a week. I started with the basic program. Now I do the basic, intermediate and advanced programs every work out instead of just one program. I think the variety of excercises helps. I have increased the resistance slowly. I don't use a resistance that I have to struggle with. I go with a resistance that tires me out but I do not hurt any where when I get through with my excercise. The hardest excercise is still the modified crunches.

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Good stuff nlester - I am gonna do the same sort of routine and 1st thing is best for me as well

As soon as it warms up I will wade the DE river for smallies - a day of that is a real work out fighting that current - put in a few miles so I fish while I loose weight
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eating some cinnabons to get it out of my system.
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