I'm ****ing Sick of This (Weight Loss Topic)

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User Info: Strife2

Strife2
3 months ago#1
Before entering grad school, I was 150 lbs. I assumed it was purely a sedentary lifestyle problem, but my weight began creeping up, and creeping up. I slowly noticed I was starting to eat with less strict priority, going out for any and all junk food or popping things on vending machines. The biggest culprit has to be drinking way too much water, mostly from caffeine drinks, soda, but even way big things of milk or smoothies. I have overindulged when I should be smarter, since I've lost weight once in my life. I still exercise the same as I always have: 4-5 days a week, varying from one hour of yoga, cardio, or free weights, plus walking outside whenever I need to or just for fun. This is definitely copious food and water intake.

But because I've been so stupid, I'm at 185 lbs, all within a year's time. Bigger gut, Insomnia, Cavities, tight clothes, bloat and potential acid reflux, higher blood pressure, you name it. Things have spiraled. 30 lbs in one year is unacceptable.

I have a word doc tracking my nightly weight. I will attempt to post those here whenever I can. If I can't keep myself accountable anymore, maybe this topic will. I ask people to monitor my new weight loss journey.

My starting goal is 180 lbs. If I can get anywhere close to my previous low (147.5 lbs), I'll be pleased with myself.

3/15/18: 185.5 lbs
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User Info: azuarc

azuarc
3 months ago#2
Strife2 posted...
drinking way too much water

wut?
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User Info: 5tarscream

5tarscream
3 months ago#3
Isn't morning weight generally a better indication than night weight?

Also I think it's more likely the sugar intake in your drinking not the water.
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User Info: Strife2

Strife2
3 months ago#4
azuarc posted...
Strife2 posted...
drinking way too much water

wut?


Just today

2 Mountain Dew Kickstarts
Milk with my morning cereal (probably half a pound or so)
Mountain Dew at Jimmy Johns
Coke at 9:30 last night

Like I said, my willpower to stave off that stuff fell off a cliff at some point.
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User Info: NBIceman

NBIceman
3 months ago#5
Yeah, "water" is not your problem.

You need to be drinking a ton of, like, actual water and way less of everything else.
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User Info: 5tarscream

5tarscream
3 months ago#6
2 mountain dew kick starts is like 160 calories for 16oz.
2 bottles of water is 0 calories for 16oz.
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User Info: Strife2

Strife2
3 months ago#7
5tarscream posted...
Isn't morning weight generally a better indication than night weight?

Also I think it's more likely the sugar intake in your drinking not the water.


1. Morning weight probably is, given a lot sweats or urinates out by morning (and I am not eating anything). However, I suffer from insomnia (caffeine or not). I may end up eating something if I don't fall asleep (skewing results). As long as I pick a consistent time of day, I will remain reliable. It's almost like reporting data for research purposes. As you said, I'll probably check morning weight anyway, just to be safe.

2. See above. However, take into account that "water weight" shows up on the scale just like all the sugar water does. Milk, tea, water. Anything I put in shows up.
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User Info: kateee

kateee
3 months ago#8
Strife2 posted...
2 Mountain Dew Kickstarts
Milk with my morning cereal (probably half a pound or so)
Mountain Dew at Jimmy Johns
Coke at 9:30 last night

is this like certain areas supposedly call all soda "coke"? all liquids are now "water"?

coke not pop i meant
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User Info: GranzonEx

GranzonEx
3 months ago#9
185 is nowhere near bad unless you're like 5'5
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User Info: Strife2

Strife2
3 months ago#10
Aside from the milk, all of it is technically water.
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