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My Intro (awesome sight BTW)

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:01 pm
by tomahawk53
Hi everyone,

I hope to be posting on here a lot in the coming weeks\months\years.

I’m a 34 year old male and my height is 5’10 and I weigh 262lbs. My overall goal is to weight around 200lbs and my pants size down to a 34 or lower (currently at a 42). My height can stay the same LOL!

I used to be a gym rat but in the past 4 years have really packed on the pounds. It was due to minor depression and my thyroid stopped working. I’ve been out of the depression for a few years now but didn’t find out until last year that my thyroid was bad. So I figured that was the reason I couldn’t lose the weight or just didn’t have the energy to go to the gym after work. Well my thyroid has been fine now for at least 8 months (I take a pill every morning for it) but I still haven’t lost any weight. I just can’t get motivated to do so.

This site has intrigued me quite a bit. I know this routine will be hard as heck for me but I feel that it’s something that I can stick to for a long time.

I was referred to this site by a coworker who is on day 2 as of today. I plan on starting day 1 tonight. We plan on doing a friendly competition with each other to help keep each other on it and doing it as best we can.

As for my diet I’m doing a low to no bad carbs, plenty of protein, plenty of fiberous carbs, and a lot of the good fat too.

I plan on posting my results weekly along with some thoughts or feelings on the workouts. I think that if I have a journal of sorts online that too may help me stay motivated to get in and work out.

Thanks to everyone that’s posted on these boards so far too. I’ve been reading on here most of the day.

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:44 pm
by Admin
Great to have you here! The diet you outlined sounds good.

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:32 pm
by tomahawk53
Admin wrote:Great to have you here! The diet you outlined sounds good.


Thank you and glad to be here.

Once a get a little braver I'll try the fasting diet.

My first workout is only about 3 hours away. I'm looking forward to it.

Great!

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 6:04 pm
by tclas
I'm tomahawk's coworker and I just finished L1D2. Phew! My time was 8:27 counting breaks.

I'm 26 years old, around 6'0 and weigh 238. The last time I did any exercise was 9 years ago in high school. Back then I weighed around 160.

I started day 1 on a Sunday and walked around the office like Frankenstein on Monday. Tuesday (today) was a little better but still felt my legs burning when I walked up or down stairs.

My L1D1 "score" was 16 so Tomahawk's got to beat that. Good luck!

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 6:07 pm
by Admin
Nothing like a little healthy competition!

Great to have you guys onboard

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 6:13 pm
by samjackson
Welcome guys! Have fun and keep us posted on your progress. Don't hesitate to start your IF. I'm on my sixth week. It keeps getting easier. The first week is the toughest but certainly not impossible.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 4:52 pm
by tomahawk53
HEY tclas.

I'm going to start my 'progress' thread later on tonight.

Are you curious to see if I beat you on L1 D1? Well you'll just have to check out my other thread to see (insert evil laughter here)

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 4:53 pm
by tomahawk53
But seriously all thanks for the support! :wink: