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Back in late Aug I posted that after several months, I was very fortunate to have pretty much fully recovered from a knee injury. Additionally I was thankful for the opportunity to be able to get back in the gym. 

 

This summer I celebrated my 29th birthday - for the second time.  Not exactly at a point in my life where it's a good idea to be carrying excess baggage.

 So the past several months I’ve made a concerted effort to work towards reducing my body fat.  

It’s been a labor of love.  History has indicated, that at least for me, getting my diet in check is always a major priority as is being smart & sensible while in the gym. (I built a small home gym several years ago ~ extremely convenient).  

 

I'd like to encourage anyone & everyone who is thinking about making a change to improve their health to Go For It !

The longer we wait the harder it gets.  The first step is the hardest.

 

Although not totally where I want to be, I feel like I'm headed in the right direction. 

I routinely finish all my training with core work – this video is the last set from this morning.

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A-Jay

 

 

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I've been trying to think of something smart-alecky to

say, but it'd end in embarrassment if you saw a picture

of me attempting the same thing.

 

I have work to do :) 

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You are a great example for us all Ajay. "The longer we wait the harder it gets.  The first step is the hardest." I agree with you 100%

 

My son says he has abs and you Dad have flabs.

 

The struggle is real. I have battled weight issues all my life. I am down to 190 lbs from my heaviest 280 lbs I lost the weight in stages.

 

40 lbs came off when I quit drinking soda.

 

25 lbs came off when I got an app on my phone to track calories.

 

25 lbs came off when I got a fit bit and started walking 10,000 steps a day.

 

I have been doing the 22 for 22 challenge since early last year. Once I have done 22 push ups a day for 22 days I start over again at 1. I feel like I am doing a Benjamin Button and aging in reverse as I am in the best shape I have ever been now.

 

 

 

   

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Well done A-Jay.....after having acute pancreatitus and developing many side effects I try to stay in shape also but not to the degree you have done...I walk a lot to keep the Type 2 down and poking myself with less needles.  When I golf with wife I usually walk.  Love hunting for golf balls in the hills....(this can be rough).  Grand kids are still young at eight and ten but I can keep up with them pretty good at 67....hope I can for a few more years.

Note:...Keep up the good work and enjoy

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Abs...solutely brother! Way to get after it! It's a nice feeling when you've accomplished something like that at a later age. And it will only help the outdoor activities.

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I used to weight 120 lbs, quit smoking and .....I'm now goddam 135 <_< can't help it, I'm hungry ! I also don't excercise as much as I did after quitting, went from waist 28 to 32 ( actually it's like 31 ) in my trousers but I can't do gym work, not only my back is fubar, my right knee is crappola and I have a heart blockage that causes bradicardia ( low heartbeat rate ) so I think the best workout is goind to be a friggin zipper in my mouth !

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In my pic I was 390/400lbs. That bass was 6lbs 1oz.

 

I just lost 100lbs.  I have another 100lbs to go. A half sammach of lettuce for lunch, one frozen waffle for breakfast. One broiled pork chop for supper(example) if I’m up late at night and get up late I eat breakfast and skip lunch. I have a snack mid afternoon.

 

when i was logging firewood being very active I was down to 290lbs. I had arms like popeye, built like a tree trunk. Able to jump on stone walls at will.

 

riding the dirtbike with the son I lost 60lbs in three months. Human score “0” bike score “1”. Lol

 

i know I have a 40 pack now but there’s a 12pack trying to get out.

 

my plan is to drop 50lbs over the winter. My goal is 250lbs by spring. Then 200lbs by next winter.

 

i just shut off my appetite in my mind.

 

when I was told I had prostate cancer I was 390lbs. The radiation machine could only hold 360lbs. I was down to 340lbs right away. Figure certain death at 390 but life at 340 right? The cancer did take away some muscle.

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On ‎10‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 7:36 AM, Oregon Native said:

Well done A-Jay.....after having acute pancreatitus and developing many side effects I try to stay in shape also but not to the degree you have done...I walk a lot to keep the Type 2 down and poking myself with less needles.  When I golf with wife I usually walk.  Love hunting for golf balls in the hills....(this can be rough).  Grand kids are still young at eight and ten but I can keep up with them pretty good at 67....hope I can for a few more years.

Note:...Keep up the good work and enjoy

 

13 hours ago, Raul said:

I used to weight 120 lbs, quit smoking and .....I'm now goddam 135 <_< can't help it, I'm hungry ! I also don't excercise as much as I did after quitting, went from waist 28 to 32 ( actually it's like 31 ) in my trousers but I can't do gym work, not only my back is fubar, my right knee is crappola and I have a heart blockage that causes bradicardia ( low heartbeat rate ) so I think the best workout is goind to be a friggin zipper in my mouth !

 

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In my pic I was 390/400lbs. That bass was 6lbs 1oz.

 

I just lost 100lbs.  I have another 100lbs to go. A half sammach of lettuce for lunch, one frozen waffle for breakfast. One broiled pork chop for supper(example) if I’m up late at night and get up late I eat breakfast and skip lunch. I have a snack mid afternoon.

 

when i was logging firewood being very active I was down to 290lbs. I had arms like popeye, built like a tree trunk. Able to jump on stone walls at will.

 

riding the dirtbike with the son I lost 60lbs in three months. Human score “0” bike score “1”. Lol

 

i know I have a 40 pack now but there’s a 12pack trying to get out.

 

my plan is to drop 50lbs over the winter. My goal is 250lbs by spring. Then 200lbs by next winter.

 

i just shut off my appetite in my mind.

 

when I was told I had prostate cancer I was 390lbs. The radiation machine could only hold 360lbs. I was down to 340lbs right away. Figure certain death at 390 but life at 340 right? The cancer did take away some muscle.

 

And this is why I started this thread.

"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others.

Be a Carrier."

 

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Heck Man... I'm retired!

If I wanted to work that hard I'd make sure I got paid. ;)

 

Good For You

 

 

 

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On ‎10‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 6:39 PM, Mike L said:

Heck Man... I'm retired!

If I wanted to work that hard I'd make sure I got paid. ;)

 

Good For You

 

 

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike ~ 

Me too - 10 years ago.

What I get out of this - Money Can't Buy.

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It's about quality of life for sure....it's amazing to me how many people spend so much time sitting and say they don't have time to at least go out for a walk.  Nothing big...just a walk of 15 min or so.  It has amazing healing powers.  I've seen it a lot...but...for some reason it's one of the hardest things to do....taking care of one's self.

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That's awesome A-Jay.  I tell people, fitness comes one minute at a time and the best time to start is at the beginning.  Exercise is the one facet of your life where it's good to be selfish and give to you. I weighed 244 on July 20th and today hit the scales at 229 lbs. I power lifted into my early 50's.  Now the muscle that get's priority is my heart.  Aerobics five days a week.  Great video. Sweatin' to the oldies.:P

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Right on @Columbia Craw

 

Interestingly, something that I have come to believe after almost 4 decades of a sensible diet & routine exercise is ~

Although what I may have done in the past helps to lay the ground work for the future, it plays much less of a role in determining my current status.  In other words, what I do (or don't do) today, determines what I'll be tomorrow.  

But it ends there.  So the popular phrase "what have you done for me lately" certainly applies.

Use it - or Lose it. 

And if I want to continue take care of my wife as well as launch and recover the Lund my myself - I need to be the best version of me I can muster.   It's a battle but so far so good.

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A-Jay

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Awesome! Can you share your routine with us or at least a decent starting one for some of us who “haven’t been in a weight room” for quite some time? ?

 

Thanks, A-Jay. This is probably the extra nudge I needed to get started. I’m a far cry from being in the shape where I could ride 130 miles in one day effortlessly and have a resting heart rate if 56. 

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I've been a gym rat for years, but my primary issue is and has been portion control.  This thread has motivated me to lose 20 lbs and get back under 200.  I have 14 lbs to go.  Thanks A Jay.  Sometimes motivation comes from the least expected places.

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Clearly Father Time is Unbeaten – but I have no plans to make it easy for him . . .

Here's part of this mornings upper body training - working the back.

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A-Jay

 

 

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