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...without resorting to buying any books, taking any pills, going to specialists, etc.

 

I wanna' do this 100% naturally and would prefer to do it as quick as possible since I'm 19 and feel that my weight is holding me back a whole lot. I'm very social, go out a lot, 'get' girls and all that (believe it or not), but if I were (far) more in shape I'd have a higher self-esteem and increased energy and all that.

 

I've got a treadmill at home as well as a punching bag and some dumbells (15 and 25 lbs- I lift the 25's most of the time). Have a stationary bike, too, as well as a real one. I also have stairs. Lots of them

 

I'm tall, 6'3, but weigh about 360... I used to be an offensive linemen. Lucky for me I don't really like that weight. I'd like to get that to about 200 within a year. Is that possible? What do I have to do? I need a plan and motivation. Motivation I've got already, it's really the plan I'm after as I don't have any experience doing this...

 

I'd prefer not to sign up to a gym at first... until I get to the mid/high-200's...

 

I'd really appreciate any help. It's time for a MAJOR change. I'm tired of carrying another persons worth of weight.

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Come to my home and you will be one lean mean muscle machine within 6 months. haha

 

Seriously, you said you have those equipments. Well, use them every other day for 1-2 hours. Eat light and balance. Mark your calendar and start now.

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I think there are lots of people here who will be able to help with that : ], i can't really offer any solid advice for exercising, but i would say that starting a food journal might be a good idea? Slowly eliminating any junk food from your diet will definitely help you feel and look a lot better.

I'm sure that you'll get a lot of great advice here though, and it's good that you sound very motivated already!

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Atkins: Meat + complex carbs. Eat food that take any normal body a long time to break down and use for energy.

 

While you're eating all that protien I would suggest lifting heavy; squats, deadlifts, press, bench and pulldowns should be all you need. Cardio as well, I guess.

 

Doing this, I lost 30 lbs in 2 months (ended at 200 lbs), Being that you're 360, the first 100 lbs should come off quickly.

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Its easy bud. Dont eat so much, when you do eat try to eat slowly. Have lots of water with your meals as to keep you full. Try to cut out the junk food including pop. Even diet pop isnt good for ya. After you have that down try to be more active. Its a life style change you need to be comitted to it for it to work. Also if you do try TONNES of increased excersize expect an increased appatite. When i was working out 16 hours a week my food intake was probably almost double. It was 6-8 hours a week of weights and rest was just physical activity. I've cut back on the weights now, i get nasty strech marks.

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1 pound of fat= 3500 calories.

 

To lose weight= Calories in

 

It's really as simple as that.

 

Read the nutrition panel on the foods you consume.

 

Be careful of serving sizes.

 

And work out for atleast half an hour, 6 times a week.

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Thank you all so much for all the great and informative replies. I'm taking note of it all.

 

You see, I do work out, but it's rather sporattive. When I do work out I usually do 20 minutes on the treadmill at a moderate speed (fast walking) and a pretty high elevation.

When I lift the dumbells I really don't have any structure... I usually lift them 30 times (15/15) in one positive and 10 in another, harder position. I don't know if that's right or not, but it's really all I know how to do.

 

I need someone who's willing to dedicate a bit of time to help me make a detailed plan. If anyone's feeling generous/willing enough to do this, I'd really appreciate it.

 

Realistically speaking, if I make drastic changes starting today, can I take off 160+ pounds within a year? I'd be so much more happier.

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I also wanted to add that I know... I know damn well that it'll all seem impossible to me at first, but I'm honestly willing to fight it all through. I'll probably feel like I'm starving, but in the long run I gotta ask myself... do I want to get full off this meal or do I want to live a better, longer, happier and healthier life?

 

I've tried to start a serious workout routine time and time again, but never got too far because of two reasons:

1) never really had the motivation

2) never had a plan

 

I want to thank you guys again for your posts. I'd love it if someone could help me workout a detailed plan guarteed to succeed. I know there're no guarantees in anything, but something solid would be nice.

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You know, it's not even so much about the food with me I don't think... I don't really eat that much. My meal times are quite irregular, too. Sometimes I'll have one meal for the entire day, other times I'll have 3+. Kinda' silly to say "it's not the food" when I think about it, though... what else could it be? lol.

 

The part that I find strange is that even at this weight... I'm able to "keep up" with my friends in most activities... Also, I've got no health problems (knock on wood).

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You know, it's not even so much about the food with me I don't think... I don't really eat that much. My meal times are quite irregular, too. Sometimes I'll have one meal for the entire day, other times I'll have 3+. Kinda' silly to say "it's not the food" when I think about it, though... what else could it be? lol.

 

Probably is. Start eating at regular times 3-6 times a day.

 

It tends to be mostly diet, as this is how you fuel your body. If your fuel source is irregular, your body will start storing it as fat because it doesn't realise that the fuel isn't scarce and it doesn't have to.

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Deep Breathing

 

This exercise technique is for relaxing. Deep breathing helps release the tension and stress that builds up in our bodies. Try to practice good posture (even while sitting; try not to slouch). For me, practicing good posture has improved my self esteem. When you slouch you don’t have the back support you need: which causes fatigue, stress, and shallow breathing. (Keep in mind; while you’re doing other exercise techniques, you want to breathe in deeply to allow that oxygen to reach your muscles)

 

To do this exercise:

Sit up completely straight, and exhale through your mouth. Place your hands on your stomach area and breathe in slowly through your nose. Pushing your hands out with your stomach as it moves. Hold your breath and count to five. Then slowly exhale through your mouth and feel how your hands go back down with your stomach.

 

Eventually, you won’t need to monitor your breathing and will be able to skip using your hands.

Stretching

 

Stretching is an important part in any exercise program. It doesn’t only help avoid stiffness but it improves your flexibility.

 

This is my personal stretching routine (even if I don’t do “any” other exercises the rest of the day, I always try to make time to at least stretch in the mornings)-Ideally you want to do this everyday.

 

I use the Slim and limber stretching routine with Debbie Siebers.

 

 

Routine

 

Personally, I hate routine. I like to mix things up occasionally…. So my normal exercise routine (after stretching of course) is random.

 

I’ll try some Yogo, Sit Ups, Dancing, I’ll walk to the store instead of driving, Ride a bike, Swim, etc. The reason I don’t like to set this part of the routine is because sometimes I just don’t have the time to have more scheduled.

 

The main thing to remember is you need to concentrate on your food intake. Try to not eat snack food (Like Chips, Cookies, etc) instead, pick up some fruit and other healthy items. With the things I do, I can still eat a bag of chips and not gain…I just end up running or walking before bed. (I do about 2 miles if I felt like I took in a lot of unhealthy food that day). I also drink V8 in the morning-mango flavored at that. It has a lot of vitamins your body needs…and gives me a nice boost and energy flow to start my day.

 

But as we all know the most important of any exercise routine is what you eat. The more you eat, the more you need to exercise.

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Just want to thank everyone again for the great posts.

I'm trying to decide which 'lifestyle' choices to actually go with from all the ones posted.

In general, how many miles of walking = 1 lost pound? I know there's various factors contributing to the outcome, but just on average...

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Just want to thank everyone again for the great posts.

I'm trying to decide which 'lifestyle' choices to actually go with from all the ones posted.

In general, how many miles of walking = 1 lost pound? I know there's various factors contributing to the outcome, but just on average...

 

keep in mind you may have to try more than one kind of eating plan... some things work better than others, really depends on the person. But don't give up... and don't beat yourself up when you faulter.. cause you will... but then you jump right back on your plan... you can do it.

 

walking is great exercise... no special equipment needed... no gym fees.. just get moving.. that 's what is important. Once some weight comes off and your energy level increases.. then add other stuff.

 

and remember the weight didn't come on in a few months... and it won't come off in a few months... slow and steady wins the race.

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