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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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...on my target weight.

If you read some of my older posts I struggled with motivation and shedding some pounds. I am happy to report I found my motivation.....money. I found that if I paid a doctor to help me lose the weight I would.

Not the way I wanted to do it but I have gone from 240 to 220 in about 2 month. There is little to no exercise involved it was just a matter of changing my eating habits. Add to that now that my back is mostly feeling good I can incorporate the exercise I desperately need.

My goal is 215 and I am closing in on that. I may make an adjustment though because I would like to lose more fat and gain some muscle mass and still be at 215.

Anyhow, thought I would share. It isn't ideal motivation but it is working. I paid some money now changed my habits.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2015, 04:57 PM
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Awesome!

Whatever works, do it, as long as its healthy!

Keep us posted.

We have similar goals (215 range). I was at 240 also, changed eating habits @ 4 months ago, now I'm at 225. In the past month started exercising more vigorously and fine-tuning diet more, my goal is 210. 200 would be even better.

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I joined Weight Watchers 3 months ago. I've lost almost 38 pounds and a I feel great. Good job on the weight loss Backwoods. It's not an easy thing to do and it's a lifetime commitment to healthy eating that will keep it off. Of course, the occasional pizza is permissible.

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Good work backwoods. Keep it up. Last February I decided that I needed to make a change after a late season archery hunt left me sore for days on end just from a little walking around with the climber on my back in 5"-6" of snow.

I went with the beachbody in home workouts and went from 215 to 185. I am back around 190ish. My weight changes are based on the different programs I do. Some are very cardio based and I lose weight with those. The weight training based programs cause me to gain muscle like what is happening now.

Keep up the hard work. I believe 90% of your results are determined by you nutrition and 10% the hard work with the program.

Keep it up and you will reach your goals. Best of luck from another struggling along to get back in shape. I also encourage you to have the occasional pizza.
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Great job fellas!! I have been on weight watchers about 4 years and it saved my life. I went from 340 to now hover from around 170-180 depending on my eating habits. To be life member though, my first weigh-in of the month can`t be more than 176 so I make sure I am at least there

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Keep it up. I've lost 92 pounds in the last 2 years. I've seemed to have settled in the 205-210 area. I imagine if I stopped drinking beer for a month I could get down to 200 but that would just be silly. I run about 30 miles a week. Counting calories and exercising is the key.

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Thank you for the support guys. I regressed a little due to a long weekend with friends but back at it.

I've changed my goals a bit, I am going to target 200 pounds for weight loss but hopefully end at around 210-215 with some gains in muscle.

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Losing weight is very hard and I have found maintaining the weight I get to the hardest. I am so burnt out physically, mentally and emotionally it`s crazy. I have been eating way too much and have gained 10 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I finally stopped Saturday and have 2 great days in. We`ll see how long I can go

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...on my target weight.

If you read some of my older posts I struggled with motivation and shedding some pounds. I am happy to report I found my motivation.....money. I found that if I paid a doctor to help me lose the weight I would.

Not the way I wanted to do it but I have gone from 240 to 220 in about 2 month. There is little to no exercise involved it was just a matter of changing my eating habits. Add to that now that my back is mostly feeling good I can incorporate the exercise I desperately need.

My goal is 215 and I am closing in on that. I may make an adjustment though because I would like to lose more fat and gain some muscle mass and still be at 215.

Anyhow, thought I would share. It isn't ideal motivation but it is working. I paid some money now changed my habits.
That's great congrats!.

I agree whatever it takes. I'm at the point where I think I am going to hire a personal trainer. I just can't seem to get it done on my own anymore. A few years ago I lost 30 lbs with diet and exercise. But regrettably I gained it all back.
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Thank you for the support guys. I regressed a little due to a long weekend with friends but back at it.

I've changed my goals a bit, I am going to target 200 pounds for weight loss but hopefully end at around 210-215 with some gains in muscle.
Stop in at the TL gym any morning.I'm there every morning at 7:30.Diet and exercise is great but it works better if you incporporate some resistance into the program.
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