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About 32 pounds from mid April. But the last month has been ramped up.

Doctor said lose weight last month. I'd been kind of watching what I eat, but nothing serious, and I wasn't near my pre-accident (2013) weight. I had been losing about 5 pounds a month.

But the doctor wanted a bigger change, so...

This is seriously, really only for people doing this with medical supervision.

First, I dropped all fried and all white food. White rice, white bread, sugar, so on.

But the real catch: Now I run a 5K in under 30 minutes every 12 hours.

Every 12 hours. 6AM and 6PM I run a 5K. Yes, I ran about 60 5Ks this month.

Rest day? Sunday I cycle 30 miles. Then run a 5K...

I see the doctor every week to make sure I'm not hurting myself. The office was so intrigued at my idea they just give me free 15 minute weekly checkups to see how it goes.

The weight loss has been steadily accelerating as my metabolism shifts and I keep pushing the exercise a bit further, adding miles or time constraints as I beat each. I'm not 100% sure what the 2 5K runs will be next month, but probably a bit more.
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Congrats. That's a ton of weight. I love a 5K, it's just enough distance to feel like a good hard workout without taking too much time.

But right now no running for me...torn hamstring. Even if I was able to run, two 5K's per day would be a lot!
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wmshub wrote:
Even if I was able to run, two 5K's per day would be a lot!


Without a doubt, it's a lot.
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Doing a Whole30 is another great way to lose weight in 30 days in a controlled, healthy way. It's not easy (especially when it comes to going out), but it works.
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Also,


http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-lost-32-pounds-in-15-days...

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Good work, that is some serious running (and boy do I hate running laugh). Some good mental discipline there, surely.
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Do you do the same 5k?
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I wonder if I split my daily hour plus (sometimes stationary) bike ride into two parts twelve hours apart, it would get me off my plateau? I may try that and see how it goes.

Edit: daily is different than hourly
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qzhdad wrote:
I wonder if I split my hourly hour plus (sometimes stationary) bike ride into two parts twelve hours apart, it would get me off my plateau? I may try that and see how it goes.

So once per hour you do a one hour+ bike ride? Not sure how that works out...
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wmshub wrote:
qzhdad wrote:
I wonder if I split my hourly hour plus (sometimes stationary) bike ride into two parts twelve hours apart, it would get me off my plateau? I may try that and see how it goes.

So once per hour you do a one hour+ bike ride? Not sure how that works out...


That would be even more ambitious! (corrected)
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I've been averaging 160 kilometers a month... along with biking and swimming. So keep up the hard work!
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lfisher wrote:
Do you do the same 5k?


I do.

It turns out that twice around the block across from me plus a little bit is 5K.
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This sounds unhealthy.

I lost 4 pounds in a week by eating less.
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Doesn't sound unhealthy - particularly if he's checking in with doctors.

Quote:
I lost 4 pounds in a week by eating less.


BTW - 17 pounds in 30 days is 4 pounds a week.
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Congrats and good job!

I was certain this post would describe how you took a significant chunk of your game collection to the local thrift shop...
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qzhdad wrote:
I wonder if I split my daily hour plus (sometimes stationary) bike ride into two parts twelve hours apart, it would get me off my plateau? I may try that and see how it goes.

Edit: daily is different than hourly


When I had time (see college) I used to push the 'double split' lifting, meaning cut your workout in half and go harder for each half. It works quite well.

Nowadays I have found creative new ways to increase work, opposed to 'time spent'. Research from my college days was showing that high intensity was burning more calories than sustained duration workouts due to how it effects your metabolism. Naturally high intensity workouts hurt a hell of a lot more, it is all about the price on your time I guess.

My personal preference is erg/rowing machines. When I train cardio at all as they keep the strength endurance portion running quite well.
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Great work! My most successful weight loss ever was in 2012 when I did the Insanity DVD series. I lost 28 lbs. (from 209 lbs. to 181 lbs.) in 60 days. I never cheated on my meals for the entire 60 days. Not a single alcoholic beverage, no cake, no ice cream, no fried foods . . . not even a mouthful . . . for the entire two months. I've done general weightlifting and treadmill type workouts since then, but nothing has been comparable to Insanity. I will probably do it again some day (when I raise enough courage to put my body through it again).
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wmshub wrote:
qzhdad wrote:
I wonder if I split my hourly hour plus (sometimes stationary) bike ride into two parts twelve hours apart, it would get me off my plateau? I may try that and see how it goes.

So once per hour you do a one hour+ bike ride? Not sure how that works out...


Sometimes he rides two bikes at once.
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I need to get in better shape, but every time I think about taking up running (or even jogging) I remember that I live on the top of a hill - any workout would end with a steep climb.
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Was afraid to click on this, sure the answer was going to be "road rash."
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kuhrusty wrote:
Was afraid to click on this, sure the answer was going to be "road rash."

I was expecting to hear about a gambling trip he made to England.
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Damn. I drove 2k miles last week and I think I gained weight.
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When I was in my mid-twenties, I ran 10 miles a day for two weeks. After the fortnight, I was 140 miles from home.

I put a fresh pair of socks on every day too. After just one week, I couldn't get my shoes on.

Last night, I dreamt I was eating a giant marshmallow. When I woke up, my pillow was gone. What does it mean?
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jbrecken wrote:
I need to get in better shape, but every time I think about taking up running (or even jogging) I remember that I live on the top of a hill - any workout would end with a steep climb.


The 5th kilometer of my high school cross country course featured a run up what is, in winter time, a rather large dedicated sledding hill. I used to wonder what kind of sick asshole would lay out such a course, until I learned that my very own beloved Math Club teacher was part of the team that did it surprise

Incidentally, I don't like to think about how far I used to be able to run laugh
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