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Are Men taking weight loss seriously?
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An_250879 posted:
I am a personal trainer and wanted to start this discussion group to try and discover which men are taking weight managemnt seriously.

Many men have grown up being taught that being sensitive is weak. Is this still the case?
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dimeboxdtm1 responded:
I have lost 42 pounds in 15 months, going from 222 to 180. I am almost 70 years old and feeling great.
 
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blueboxt40 responded:
Lost 40 pounds, joined boot camp and have kept it off for 7 years. I feel great. I had reached my mid 30s, was gaining weight and needed a change. I had to do this on my own as I didn't have a network of support. I now have that network and it is great!
 
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Personal_Trainer replied to dimeboxdtm1's response:
Did you exercise to lose that weight and if you did are you still exercising?
 
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Personal_Trainer replied to blueboxt40's response:
Thanks for contributing, would you say that there was a specific event, situation or group of events, situations that was the tipping point that made you realise that you needed to make this change?
 
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dimeboxdtm1 replied to Personal_Trainer's response:
Exercise is a habit of mine. I started walking a mile a day in 1986 and over the years have upped that amount. Over the last two years I have increased my walks to an hour to hour and a half per day walking 3 1/2 to 5 miles a day. In addition to walking I lift weights 3 days a week and do calesthenics 3 days a week. Because I have a habit of exercising, I find I don't lose weight like others might from exercising. I have to actually do more exercise to accelerate weight loss along with my diet. I have stuck to a routine of exercise and a calorie regimen of 1400-1600 calories per day. While at home I keep a daily food and exercise log using myfitnesspal.com.
This is the first time in my life I can say I will maintain my weight. The habits I have developed allow me to stray from the diet when away from home on travel. We cruise frequently and I don't worry about what I eat or drink, but do walk and exercise while cruising much as I do at home. Once back home I weigh in and go immediately into weight reduction mode until back at my desired weight.
I have decided 180 pounds is a good weight not to go above so I am still working to reach 175 pounds as the minimum weight for me. I want to stay within a 5 pound range, so that when I take trips I can enjoy my food and drink without gaining more than 5 pounds while away.
Since I have been on this long term diet, I have focused on healthy foods and eat a lot of chicken, fish, and lean pork along with healthy vegetables and fruit. I stay away from fried foods, hamburgers, and pizzas. Once in awhile I will have a grilled steak, but find my tastes have changed and the steak doesn't taste as good as it used to.
I recently returned home from an 11 day trip which included a cruise and a visit to a casino. I gained 3 1/2 pounds during those 11 days and weighed 183.5 lbs on March 8. Today, March 22, I weighed in at 180 pounds. I'm not far from reaching the 175 target, but will leave on a long trip April 9. We will be gone for 6 weeks cruising from Hong Kong to Vancouver, so it will be interesting to see how the next 2 months play out. I do know that whatever I gain will be lost once I return home and I will definitely be doing my daily exercises while on the cruise.
 
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sgfried responded:
Actually, I think a better way to state that is that expressing certain emotions is being weak. It is not the feeling, but the expression of them which is perceived as weak.

I think that is still the case in many males.
 
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Nobu1 responded:
Why ? It can't be true.
 
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Poul1986 responded:
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Personal_Trainer replied to dimeboxdtm1's response:
Sounds like you have things well under control, but does sound like you are having ot do a lot. Are you building much muscle?

Mucle is the bedrock of calorie consumption.

What height are you?

Be careful of fruit, its been given heaps of positive press and whilst it is part of a healthy eating plan, it is still full of sugar and little protein value.
 
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Personal_Trainer replied to sgfried's response:
Good point I do agree.

Do you think these males which percieve expressing feelings to be a weakness are of a certain demographic?
 
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Personal_Trainer replied to Nobu1's response:
Could you elaborate please
 
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Personal_Trainer replied to Poul1986's response:
This website is about Human Growth Hormone, please explain?
 
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dimeboxdtm1 replied to Personal_Trainer's response:
I am not bulked up with muscle but my body is toned fairly well for a 70 year old. I am 5 ft 11 in and yes I do exercise more than most men my age. I am still in the process of trying to reach 175 so do more than I would once my goal is reached.

Of course the other issue I have is maintaining a reasonable weight on extended travel. I recognize that I will likely gain a few pounds, but the goal is to gain no more than 5 while away and to immediately go back on the weight loss program when home.

I eat fruit as part of my diet but not in excess. I don't eat a lot of red meat, but go heavy on chicken, fish, and lean pork with a lot of vegetables.
 
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dimeboxdtm1 replied to dimeboxdtm1's response:
One other thing I have learned during this extended weight loss routine. Alcohol consumption immediately adds 2 to 3 pounds to my weight within 2 days of consumption. The weight also disappears within 2 to 3 days when abstaining from alcohol. My theory is that alcohol is a natural inflammatory to my body causing retention of fluids when consuming alcohol.


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