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Sharing how I get rid with my seesaw weight. From 220lbs to 170lbs.


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    Default Sharing how I get rid with my seesaw weight. From 220lbs to 170lbs.


    This is my first time to login to istorya for more than a year already. I actually posted this blog in one of the posts here. Let me share a piece of my story:


    When I was in my teen age, I used to weigh 230 lbs and I eat a lot. Losing weight never came into my mind until college when puberty came too late for me. I was 20 when I lost a staggering 55 lbs. But I never exercised. The diet I was having is called starvation diet, which, apparently is not good. It's good I lost a huge amount of weight but every year whenever I'm stressed out with projects or deadlines, I gained another 20 lbs and I have no control over it, even if I eat a few the weighing scale just keep on reading unfavorable result.

    When I started working, it became worst. I gained back almost close to my 230-lb. Stress and unhealthy lifestyle are the culprit (I drink beer every weekend, eat comfort foods, then sleep).

    It was a frustrating and depressing moment, when I actually have to go back to my starvation diet, and I lost a couple of pounds anew.

    It wasnt a good practice because my flesh is as watery as watery bed, and my man boobs is very visible if I wear thin shirts.

    I get into sports, cycling, running, badminton, football, but the results are still unfavorable. I became active but ate a lot in return. I enrolled myself into gym with high hopes of getting in shape and losing weight consistently without gaining a lot back. For 5 years I have been in and out of gym but all hopes have gone until I finally gave up.

    After all the frustrations, I was courageous enough to enroll again in gym in 2011, because my health was already compromised. I am in my late 20s now and I am not getting any younger. Our blood-line is 90% likely to have diabetes and high-blood pressure.

    So from 210 lbs, I am now 170 lbs for my 5ft 11 inches height, it is normal. I did it from January 2012 to date without worrying of gaining it back. You may wonder how I did that. First, it was gruelling and seemingly impossible despite the busy schedule.

    1. Motivation: Yes the first key is motivation. You need to have a goal. Buy shirt that doesnt fit you until such time you will able to wear it.

    2. Change of Lifestyle: If you drink beer a lot or party a lot, I didnt ask you to stop, but to moderate. Moderation is always the key. I never stop eating pork, but moderately eating comfort foods on my so-called cheat days. However, the more you think about depriving yourself, the more you got stuck to the idea that you are pressured to lose weight which brings me to my third point.

    3. Do not think you have a deadline for your goals. This is waht I always think whenever I started gaining weight and losing weight anew. The gain-loss seesaw will make you feel depress. Change of mindset, can be one of the key. As point number 2, change of lifestyle, think that you are going to do this for the rest of your life. It is like having a car, and doing a regular maintenance, your body responds as to how you are maintaining it. A V-Power is more expensive but better than the regular gas. But the body doesnt require expensive food to be fit, its the contrary, so take it as an advantage. Consistency, and balance.

    4. Exercise regularly, and harder. I bet it is true that if you do not feel pain, you are not doing it right.

    5. Make your friends understand that you are temporarily on a hiatus of drinking, food tripping while you are in your firs 2 crucial months. I guess we all share the same apprehensions, what would our friends think/react if you do not go out with them for a regular lechon or red-horse session. Trust me, they too would want to follow your lifestyle, only that they lack the motivation to do it and ends up being bitter about by making you stick to the status quo. I got reactions from friends regarding that, sometimes favorable, most of the time unfavorable. They would tease you all the way down from being vain or the often misused OA term (which they actually mean exaggerating refusal). Trust me, my friends, they all swallowed their pride and asked me where I go gym after they saw the results in 2 months.. At least you are in the forefront and you are ahead of them. (Which will give you another motivation, would you want them to get ahead of you? hehehe).

    6. How could I survive without eating a full-meal dinner? I survived with bananas and wheat meal bread, so can you. Mindset.

    7. Regular exercise and weightlifting is not just the key, you need to do it RIGHT. If you need to hire a gym trainer, make sure he teaches you right, otherwise, the damage brought in you will be permanent. Having a gym buddy is one, but I would strongly suggest to get a trainer to guide you all the way until you know how to use the equipment right. Make sure they are there to mointor your progress and not just demonstrate then leave you while he/she is busy chit-chatting with his/her colleagues.

    8. Water therapy. If you feel hungry, drink. If you still feel hungry, eat. Once youre diet is consistent, you will lose your cravings. Unless the aromatic lechon is just a few feet away, then grab a liter of water then eat, and think about the 30 minutes jog. Would you give in to lechon in exchange of an hour jog? Think again.

    9. Sleep at least 5 hours.


    These are just the routine I have. It is not boring. You will just have to learn how to live with it. I am still trying to burn my beer belly, but the man boobs, which had been my problem part for years, is now defined.

    I wish to post my before and after pic, but I will do it later. I think I've written enough.

    Oh wait, calorie counting for the 10th item. Yes, arduous, but worth it. Imagine eating more calories than you burn.
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    Congrats bro the harder part is maintaining your lifestyle I hope you can do it all the way mind over matter it's just will power&the key word is moderation tanan sobra in life maka daot jud..........

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    Default Re: Sharing how I get rid with my seesaw weight. From 220lbs to 170lbs.

    i guess you forgot to mention above everything else GOD is the key of our success.i think we both have in common but i always thank the lord kung unsa ko karon its because of him he lead me to the right direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renz8 View Post
    Congrats bro the harder part is maintaining your lifestyle I hope you can do it all the way mind over matter it's just will power&the key word is moderation tanan sobra in life maka daot jud..........
    I bet you are right in that. The same thing as in exercise, bisan sobra sa dagan makadaot man sad. As well as tubig, sobra-an nato, makadaot man.

    I used to have this wrong interpretation of drinking too much water is better than eating last year. I forced myself to drink 1.5 liters of water in one stroke. but I get nauseatic and dizzy, only to find out, nga mu-lasaw diay imong dugo kung masubraan sad ug tubig. mao sige kog kalipong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon_king View Post
    i guess you forgot to mention above everything else GOD is the key of our success.i think we both have in common but i always thank the lord kung unsa ko karon its because of him he lead me to the right direction
    You are right sir, God is always behind me in this struggle. Like what the bible teaches us, our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Whenever you cause damage to your body, you are damaging the temple of the holy spirit. So I am restoring it back to its original shape.

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    Default Re: Sharing how I get rid with my seesaw weight. From 220lbs to 170lbs.

    more or less same routine ra ta. 200 - 165. maintain the 165 for couple of months. pero karon i break the 160 barrier na. and my weight nagyoyo to 160 - 162.

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    Default Re: Sharing how I get rid with my seesaw weight. From 220lbs to 170lbs.

    pareha ra ta bro
    but it took me 1 yr and 4 months (started march 2011)
    249 lbs to 168lbs
    46" waist to 33"
    on progress pa. will push until 147 lbs

    here's the link: https://www.istorya.net/forums/fitnes...l#post13048529

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    Quote Originally Posted by siopao1984 View Post
    pareha ra ta bro
    but it took me 1 yr and 4 months (started march 2011)
    249 lbs to 168lbs
    46" waist to 33"
    on progress pa. will push until 147 lbs

    here's the link: https://www.istorya.net/forums/fitnes...l#post13048529
    congrats. pila na imo na gasto sa imo mga gi sulob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lestat1116 View Post
    congrats. pila na imo na gasto sa imo mga gi sulob?
    ahaha wala nko ka remember bro. d mn ko tig palit daghan sanina ky cge pa man ko pagamay. good thing naa koy nka tago na mga old clothes when i was smaller so nagamit ra balik. but now i'm forced to buy na smaller clothes na pina fitting ky bati na tan.awon kung loose clothes ako suoton

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    @siopao mao jud ako problema ron. ako mga clothes. naa koy nakitan na old clothes pero dako gihapon gamay na. ako pants pulos 36. cant wear it na jud. gi unsa nimo pagwala sa MOOBs?

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