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 No.7861

What did you do today to be better than yesterday finalchan?
Are you stronger, smarter, or better at your job?
Post what your learning or trying to accomplish.

As long as you take a step everyday you'll make it.

 No.7862

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I'm trying to lose 100lbs, and I'm succeeding.
I started at 280, now down to 260
Before I started, I had no idea how much I should be eating. My family always had big dinners, and when I played football or worked construction, I was probably burning 5000 calories a day, and could eat absolutely whatever I wanted. I would regularly eat until I was completely full. After my physical activity dropped off, I put on 20lbs, then another when I went off most of my add meds that kept my appetite reasonably in check.
I realized I had to change when I literally wore all the chrome off the top of my belt buckle with my stomach.

 No.7863

Keep Exercising even i cant afford enough food

 No.7865

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>>7862
What’s key to know, is that there is NO. SUCH. THING. AS A DIET. You must PERMANENTLY change what you eat, otherwise you will regain the weight. Your body burns a certain number of calories each day. When you lose weight that amount decreases. If your diet is not a permanent change, your body will go back up to the weight you’re eating for.
>http://www.fitnessfrog.com/calculators/tdee-calculator.html
Use this to figure out your number. Put in no exercise. Eat less than that number to lose weight. The less you eat, the more you lose.

I’m using an app called My Fitness Pal to track all the food I eat. The app is the biggest single factor in my weightloss. It has almost all prepackaged foods in it so you just scan a barcode and it puts it in. Otherwise I got a kitchen scale and I weigh everything. If you cant do that, just estimate, or see what the app tells you is a reasonable amount. It gives you a goal to lose weight, but you can eat far less then the goal and see results much quicker. My goal to lose 2lbs a week is 2000 calories, but I eat at 1200 during the week, and 1600 during the weekend, all depending if my mom is cooking or not, if we go out, or if I have time. Im losing around 4.5lbs per week. Im a little hungry, but I don't starve.

Before I counted my calories, I had no idea what is even a reasonable amount of food for a person to eat, or how much calories were in any food. I've been using MFP for about a month and I'm already better at estimating portion sizes and calorie amounts. A healthy relationship with food is a skill I never had, and I'm learning it slowly.

 No.7867

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>>7865
>>7865 (You)
The three components of changing your body are what you eat, how much you eat, and exercise.
>How much you eat
If you eat less than your tdee you will lose weight. Also reminder, spot reduction is a myth. You cannot lose fat from a certain area (belly, love handles etc). Fat distribution is entirely genetic. The only way to lose fat from somewhere is to lose it everywhere.
>What you eat
This is import for health and muscle retention If you eat 1500 cal of junk food a day, you will lose weight, but you will be bloated, feel like shit, have bad health effects, will lose muscle and will be starving all day. The bloating comes from the salt, which makes you retain water weight. Youll see if you eat really salty food, your weight will shoot up for a day or two. This can be pretty disheartening, but its ok, it will go away. The other key is the muscle. If you don’t eat enough protein, you will lose a lot of muscle along with your fat. I try to hit the protein goal in MFP everyday
>Exercise
Along with protein, exercise (lifting specifically) is very important to how good you look at the end of your cut. If you do not lift, you will probbaly end up as a skinnyfat. You know the guys that were always skinny, but got a gut as they got older? the guys that looks like a lowercase b on stilts? Those guys. Its better than being obese, but still not attractive. Lifting keeps you from losing the muscle you inherently have from hoisting your fat ass around. While on a diet you will not gain a lot of muscle when you lift, but you will gain strength, and you won’t lose much muscle you do have.

I will keep this thread updated.

 No.7868

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I went to Purdue for 2 weeks and took a class that was 13 hours long each day, plus 3 hours of team homework each evening.

Graduated from Construction Management. At the graduation each person that passes is awarded with a gold colored hard hat.

Partied with college girls on the last night. Was a good time. A++

 No.7869

>>7868

I'm suddenly interested in Purdue athletics

 No.7870

>>7868
post hard hat

 No.7935

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Watch these.

 No.8213

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>>7867
Hit 40lbs lost today.

Holidays held me back like a month

 No.8214

>>8213

Good on you man, in the process of doing my own weight loss. Keep at it!

 No.8225

>>7861
I got the dishes done quicker today.

I'm a NEET so that's definitely a no.

I'd like to at least start doing something as well as trying new things and improving on them each day. That was my new years resolution for this year.

 No.8233

Trying to get my mile time consistently under 8 mins. I'm down to consistently under 9.

One more to go.

 No.8309

I did leg day today
squat, front squat, goblet squat, deathlift, leg press + calf raises, then power cleans

I also studied 100 pages of PC maintenance for my IT A+ exam

we all gonna make it

 No.8346

I took less kratom
I drank less coffee
Day 429 no cigarettes

 No.8355

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Monday:
Clean and press 3x5 @ 75
Powerclean 3x5 @ 80
Dumbell Flys 3x5 @ 25 
Laying Barbell Triceps Extension 3x5 @ 70
Dumbbell Shrug 3x5 @ 60
Supinated Dumbbell Curl 3x10 @ 15
Hammer Curl 3x10 @ 15
Back Barbell Squat 3x5 @ 135
Good Mornings 3x5 @ 95
Leg Press 3x5 @ 300
Chest Dips 3x5 

Tuesday:
Incline Press 7@65,5@85,3@95
Decline Press 6@95,4@90
Bench Press 12@75,6@75(failed set),10@65,8@65,2x6@65
High Cable Row 7@70, 5@90, 3@100
Low Cable Row 6@100, 4@85
Bent Over Row 12@60, 10@60, 8@70, 3x6@70
Dumbbell Pec Fly 3x5@15

Then I did 24 flights of stairs (up then down) in 8 minutes

Need to increase my neuromotor recruitment. I can definitely push more but my lazy tendons tell me not too. Gotta push over that. Gonna keep going. Gonna add weight every fucking week and work out 5 times a week.

 No.8356

>>8346

Congratulations on the cigarettes. Are you using an alternative?

I'm on Day 2 of no caffeine. Wicked headache yesterday.

 No.8362

>>8356
I suck the robot penis now so it doesn't sound as impressive

 No.8363

>>8356
Also I could never live without coffee. You're a brave man

 No.8366

>>8363

I also switch to the robocock, now I'm down to only 3mg nic. Have to make a decision on actually quitting or being a fag my whole life.

I miss coffee already.

 No.8367

>>8366
I'm leaning towards the faggotry. I'm at 6mg/ml and it's a lot better than I thought it would be

 No.8368

>>8367

did you make the switch for any particular reason besides death?

I started having chest pains in the morning. It hurt just to breathe right after waking up. Made the switch and feel a million times better.

 No.8369

>>8368
Well I smoked from 14 and I always had a really bad cancer type cough. In addition to smoking weed erryday and these I'd also smoke like black and miles and shit. My lungs were fucked. Then a friend of mine from work gave me a vape and free juice because he wanted to see if I could switch. Still use it today. Originally I didn't like it but once I found nice flavors it was better. Then one day after have a coughing fit I decided it was the last day. Sorry for the blog post
Tldr health concerns

 No.8371

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>>8369

Well congrats. Hope your coughing has gotten better. Shit gets real. Also…

>black and miles

 No.8372

>>8371
It has a lot. I think I have asthma; I remember a doctor telling me that once but I might have imagined it. Yeah cream and jazz. I never liked wine; I know that's everyone's favorite but it made me nauseous

 No.8377

>>7861
I've been focusing on a more spiritual self-improvement regimen to strengthen my faith (inb4 fedora tipping). I've given myself strict morning and evening prayer routines, Scripture readings, and also I try to read one homily a week from one of the Church Fathers. I have a collection of homilies by St. John Chrysostom. I've also incorporated some more meditative prayer using a prayer rope (like the Eastern version of the rosary) on occasion. I've found that I feel generally more centered and peaceful during the day, and I've been able to keep my head better in stressful situations. I feel more productive, but also like I have a little more free time, which has been really great.

 No.8937

>>8355
Ive started lifting too
Current routine

A
Bench 5x5
Squat 5x5
Wide grip pull down 4x10
Wide grip rows 4x10


B
Deadlifts 5x5
OHP 5x5
Lateral raises 4x10
Face pulls 4x10
Curls and skulls 4x10

C
Bench 5x5
Squat 5x5
Close grip pull down 4x10
Dumbell rows 4x10

xAxBCxx unfortunately, but ive had no problems with it.
With the day itd be xAxBCxD
for 5x5:
OHP - 85 bench - 135 squat - 155 (deload because of form problems) and dead 225

I might switch my deadlift to 3x5+ and go heavier, not sure yet

 No.8963

My name is Shoop DaWoop mod of the finalchan.net , General of the squat rack, loyal servant to the true emperor, CICO. Father to a murdered buffet, brother to a retarded dog. And I will have my jawline, in this life or the next.

 No.8964

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>>8963

Empowering.

 No.8969

I finally got around to calling the bank about my account being disabled for online banking for the last 4 months. I almost had a breakdown dealing with a phone call but got through it.

 No.8976

>>8969
Glad you were able to overcome your fear.

 No.8982

>>8976
Thank you, today I'm going to try to actually clean up myself real nice, and go outside. I haven't been outside other than to mow my grass since July.



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