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Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:13 am
by firedepot
Thanks. I'm proud that I made it to my healthy BMI. I'm getting compliments each day on my noticeable weight loss. Heck, my wife told me last night that I was losing too much. She has never seen me at 150 lbs. and less.

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:06 am
by Admin
Great work man!

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:54 pm
by ucffool

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:51 am
by firedepot
I'm still hovering around 148-149 lbs, but I feel stronger, and my clothes are still loose and comfortable.

It is a breeze to run a mile around the block at any given time now, and each time I walk past the door gym in the house, I have to crank out some pullups. I did 25 straight pullups (underhand grip) this morning, and if I went to failure, I think I could have hit 30. I'm going up to Level 5 in the next couple of days, and Levels 6,7, and 8 now look more attainable.

Checking in...

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:25 am
by firedepot
I'm hovering around the 147-148 lb. level. I've slacked a bit on the cardio, but my treadmill will arrive Jan 21. When I have done my cardio on a treadmill lately, I always try to run 5K at 6-7 MPH. Having the Door Gym around has made pullups much easier. I can regularly do 20-30 pullups, and 40-50 straight pushups at any given time.

Staying with the Simplefit program, and showing progress in strength, endurance and weight loss has made the Crossfit program look much less intimidating than it was a couple of months ago.

P.S. I love it when Jillian Michaels tells people, "Unless you are uncomfortable exercising, nothing will change".

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:13 am
by firedepot
145 lbs now.
This is how much I weighed when I began my firefighting career 15 years ago. I was 135-140 in high school, when I played alot of basketball, so I am very close to where I want to be. I don't think that I want to get below 140 lbs. If I get more defined before warm weather, I'll be fine.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:24 pm
by ucffool

I'm Baaack!

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:23 pm
by firedepot
Been off the forum for awhile, but I'm still making good strides.
I'm currently at 140 lbs! :D
I really didn't want to go below 140, but I'm definitely headed that way. I'll be content at 135, and, by the way, I am stronger than ever!

Crossfit doesn't seem out of reach now... :wink:

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:56 pm
by agoodlysize
Congrats and kudos!

Happy Weight and Some Advice

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:11 am
by firedepot
Well, it seems as if my body is really content at the 138-140 pound mark. I am healthier and stronger than I have ever been. My waist size is a 30, and men's medium shirts are very comfortable to wear. I am not going to beat myself into the ground to get to 130-135 pounds. At 5' 5", I feel great. I can do 30-35 full pullups at any given time, and 50-60 full pushups. I stay under the 2000 calorie per day mark each day, but I enjoy what I eat each day. I have tightened up on my sodium intake, and I usually average drinking 85 ounces of water per day. I do not use sugar. I have found that I do really well eating the Kashi brand cereals and bars. I have a couple of Guinness Stouts every night, and I have lean protein and vegetables and fruit each day. I am really looking forward to the summer vegetable season, and I am currently having a family raised cow butchered. It was grain fed and was killed at 800-1000 pounds. There is nothing like raising your own beef!

One thing that has helped me out quite a bit is the Calorie King website and book. I had heard Jillian Michaels talk about it alot, so I bought the book. This book is INDISPENSIBLE if you are forced to eat out alot, or if you really want to stay on top of your daily food intake. The website updates often, too. I urge each of you to buy this book! I got mine at Amazon for around $8.00. I carry mine with me every day.

Good luck to each of you, and I hope that you find some of my post helpful and/or amusing! :D


Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:10 pm
by firedepot
Well, I'm on the verge of 135 lbs now. I have been hovering at the 136.2 mark for a couple of weeks. I cut my running way down. Shin splints were killing me. I'll only run on grass from now on. No more treadmills!

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:34 pm
by ucffool
You actually burn a lot more calories running on grass then on a harder surface, it requires more muscles to balance and push off.

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:58 pm
by changeup
Firedepot. Here is a tip. I think the best nutrition/calorie tracking site is

Not only can you track your calories, fat, carbs, fiber, but you can also check "reports" and see if you are meeting your nutritional requirements (iron, Vitamins, calcium etc,). Very easy and you can add foods that aren't listed.

I have found it useful.


Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:06 am
by firedepot
Well, I'm at 135 lbs. now, and hovering near the 134 mark. This is without any cardio for almost 3 weeks.