Fear the lawn gnome
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: if you want it blown up let me have it.
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.