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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys time for a change help a guy out.

A little back story. I;ve never ate well, and smoked.

I was never big but i'm getting there, and before i get to far. I would like to get a handle on it.

I'm 5'6 5'7 age 28. Im starting at 176. My goal is 145.

I'm a heavy soda drinker and im going to slow down to none hopefully within the week. On the weekend i can kill a 12 pack with ease.

Its been bad for me since my shoulder went bad. I finally was able to have surgery a month ago. I stopped smoking a week out of the surgery and now my weight is the next step.

Any tips you guys can give me for a good tasting breakfast? Thats what kills me i think. I eat one pop tart and out i go and them i need a snack 2 hours later. I usually end up with a snickers. I kill alot of my daily intake by lunch.

I dled a calorie counter on my phone that my wife uses. she has lost 60#'s.
So far my normal weekly eating habits was in the 3000 to 3500 a day range. Sometimes more.
I wish i could work out like she does but my knees just cant take the abuse.
I've been swimming a hour a day doing laps at a pace that i can keep with a little resting and as much as my shoulder will let me. I can ride a bike for about a week and me knee's start killing me. Today we played tennis for a hour and it was a blast but i'm afraid of damaging my knee's with continued abuse.

I work in a warehouse and spend alot of my day lifting and walking on concrete. 2 hours a day i do stop and go walking/lifting. 3 hours a day consist of decent lifting. 2 hours a day consisit of major lifting. last hour is at a desk. By the end of the day its hard to get out since my feet and knee's legs/shoulder hurt so much. Even with good shoes. I need to make a dr appointment to have that checked out. On a decent monday Just one part of my job i do 3 times a day at a hour. My average is 165 packages a hour scanned to ship void filled and then put on pallets. Even If the average size is 10 pounds and i would say its more. That is still 4950 pounds lifted. Not including what i lift as far as picking and packing the received orders in the day.

You would think we would all be ripped with all the repetitive lifting but we are not.


Right now im on a daily diet of 4-6 loratabs and 3 800mg ibuprofen for pain.



Any idea's? If i reach my goal i'm going to treat myself to that ar15 upper i need to finish a build i started over a year ago now.

What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 09:38 PM
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Cut the cokes and beer, and that's an easy 10-20lbs without any other changes, as long as you don't replace the calories with something else. Swimming is as low impact as you can get for cardio, so keep it up. I'd suggest staying away from weights until you're healed and off the pain meds.

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If the riding is hurting your knees the bike is not set up right take it to a bike store and they can set it up for you or google how to adjust bike seat and do it yourself. Both of my knees are torn up from soccer injuries 15 yrs ago and I ride 90-100 miles a week and have no pain in my kneesbut if I run a 3 miles on the street they will ache for days.
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Any progress, Jason? It's always motivating to hear how others are reaching their goals!
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The knee issues COULD be related to muscle imbalance. It's common for people to have comparatively stronger quads vs hamstrings, especially considering you're spending so much time on your feet. Increasing/adding stretching, especially along your posterior chain, and adding strength to your hamstrings may help.

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I hate to say that I've had little progress. I have been trying to be as active as I can be, but my joints just do not like me. If it was not for my daily dose of a 800 mg ibuprofen and 50-100 mg of tramadol (ultram) I could not function. I have another Dr appointment with a joint specialist to try and figure it out. My shoulder is 90% better and I can.actually use it again.

I have succeeded in quitting my 12 year pack or more smoking habit and have cut out cokes. I've lost 5 pounds and have stayed there. I have been pushing myself to play golf atleast a hour a day as much as my body will alow with the drugs to mask the pain. I could sit around for weeks and feel fine. The moment I get on my feet and move my body hates me.

I'll post up once I get all my test back. I've had this problem for well over a year. Drugs have just masked it. I yawn all.day, always fatigued, and sore joints / muscles. It does not matter how much sleep I get. I just always feel like crap. I've been thinking about trying a multi vitamin since I do not take anything now. I will wait and see what the doc says first.

Wish me luck

What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.
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Joint pain? Arthritis maybe. Not uncommon at all at any age. I woould start taking glucosamine chondroitin for your joints. Helps out after a while.
Whats your diet consist of?
I would think 176 and 5'8 isnt bad at all. Im close to 6' and 225. Mainly muscle,but not all.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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It would not be bad if i could turn it into muscle. I'm mostly flab and ive always had a small gut. Even when i weighed 140-150ish.

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You could try clenbuterol. Its a thermogenic fat burner. Doing it along with swimming an hour a day would do wonders. Www.norxshop.com
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