run run run/stuff my face stuff my face....
September 20, 2011 9:54 AM Subscribe
I'm back to exercising but my weight is at a standstill. What's worked for you? I'd love to lose 30 pounds.
Also...any ideas for controlling your diet for someone who really enjoys the culture of food?
posted by sully75 to health & fitness (28 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 5'9" guy, currently weighing in around 195. I'm not too broad but a little thicker than I would like. I've had a reasonable but annoying belly for the last 15 or so years.
Even when I was doing crazy vinyasa yoga 5 times a week, I never really got rid of the belly. I was probably eating too much, as is my pattern.I would feel pretty good about being 160, but even in my yoga days (6 years ago) I never got below 165.
Currently I'm trying to do 20 or so minutes of a grueling HIIT routine (4 short sprints around a basketball court, jumping rope on one corner, 10 burpees the next corner, medicine ball slambs the next corner and squats with a 50lb sandbag on the next corner. I've been at it a couple of weeks.
I don't feel like I'm eating all that much, but I guess the evidence is there. I'm also a nurse, and work 12 hour shifts and end up eating a fair amount of Lorna Doones during work to keep from getting mental. Also...I confess to a daily hot chocolate from D&D. It's a long damn shift. I also really, really love to cook. It's hard for me to imagine sticking with some diet that sees food as units and doesn't really allow me to have some freedom in what I cook.
Any thoughts? I'm thinking maybe cutting out the hot chocolate in the morning would be a good start, maybe replacing it with tea. What's worked for you? I'm tempted by a paleo kind of diet, but the idea of eating that much chicken really grosses me out.