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|Fever| Pudge Nubbins

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to start a long trek to becoming healthy, fit, and overall feel goody.

I am about 372 pounds, I'm 5'11 so I think my target weight is around 250? Anyways I need start off small, I can't really eat healthy ATM as we are struggling, but I can reduce my portions. For example instead of 6 pieces of pizza, eating only 1 or 2.

However, my main question is: work outs. Walking, jogging, and running of course. However, what is a good light workout that also works on cardio before I start jogging/running? Do you guys have a light work out schedule for people who are massively overweight to start off with? I know there are ways to go all out, but last time I tried that I quit.

I guess I'm asking for help on a workout schedule.

My Start Date:
Monday December 7th

Please keep in mind I am not planning to get ripped, at least not currently, I just need to get a bit more healthy due to well... health reasons.

|Fever| Gyorn

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Hey there [MENTION=52940]Bloodmorphed[/MENTION].
Nice to see you're acknowledging you've to do something about that issue.
I'm not that familiar with fitness planning and techniques, but [MENTION=50145]NobleLion[/MENTION] should probably able to give you more support on this.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure running/jogging isn't the best choice till you've lost at least some weigth (possible negative effects to your joints).
Nutrition changes are a good way to start, just get sure to don't get demotivated in the beginning - it will take some time till your body will burn the "good" (fat) stuff.
Try to define your targets in a SMART way.

Shamelessly quoting a post from myself - and although not all points may fit here, at least 4 of them should.
S - specific
Who will do it? Be sure to explain why it has to be done/why it is important. Specify a place where it has to be done.
Not good: I want a cookie.
Medium: Gyorn, could you bring me a cookie?
Good: Gyorn, could you bring me a cookie? I'm starving right now and you don't want a hungry wife. Please put it in the big red bowl.

M - measurable
Although that's not always easy, try to translate the goal you have into actual numbers.
This way you're able to track your success, gain motivation from it and can take countermeasures if you're not able to meet your goals.
Not good: I want to do more sport.
Good: I want to do at least 3 workouts a week, each for at least 2 hours.

A - achievable
Obviously the goal should be achievable.

R - relevant
A job or a goal that don't fulfill a reason shouldn't be done of course.

T - time-based
Obviously there should be a due date for all tasks you're expecting to get done. This is probably the most important point because otherwise the thought would be there that "I've enough time anyway". And you won't see things progressing. Following out of this you should set partial "milestone goals" for yourself if you're handling greater tasks or projects. If you then notice you can't meet the milestone date for a particular thing, that's not necessarily a problem. Also be sure to let some free room so you're not directly pushing all following things into the future.

The description of each letter isn't fixed and there are a few differences depending on whom you asking (for example "accepted" for A or "realistic" for R) but in general it should give an idea what I wanted to say (I hope so at least). Also I don't know if that's the way how are goals are handled here but as said - you can apply them also for your own things.

Greetings Gyorn
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|Fever| NobleLion

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[MENTION=52940]Bloodmorphed[/MENTION] - Good for you! You've taken the first step on a journey that will have it's ups and downs (not necessarily talking about your weight) but we are all here to support you each step of the way.

May I make a suggestion? Be sure to consult your physician before taking on any fitness regimen or nutrition program. I can also tell you a few things that I have found helpful.

1. Fitness - walking, walking, walking. It's something you can do without requiring anything additional except a good pair of shoes. I would set a goal similar using the guidelines that [MENTION=50355]Gyorn[/MENTION] provided, and it may be something as simple as a ten minute walk to start your day. Walk out for 5 minutes in one direction, turn around and walk back. You're done with your 10 minute walk.

2. Nutrition - cutting calories is the most widely accepted approach, but not necessarily because it's the best. It's just what so many people have been geared to believe is the way to go. Yes, if you reduce calories from what you need to maintain your body mass, you will lose weight - but it's more than that. I put some posts up a while back on Intermittent Fasting. It's worked well for me and a few others in Fever that have tried it. I also LOVE a program called The 100. It's by Jorge Cruise, and it really got me going regarding health benefits and dropping unwanted fat pounds.

Post back here and let me know if you'd like more feedback/suggestions. Would love to hear of your efforts!

Good luck!


Mar 24, 2015




Hello there. I recently took a hiatus (I've decided it's time to come back) to get a new mindset and work on my weight. I Started in July and I'm down 70lbs, I'm at 405lbs and 6'3" right now and off diet, but I'll be going back on starting Wednesday this week. Just know that I am here and support what you're doing, it's a lot easier when you're not alone. Couple things to say on this.

1. RESEARCH!!!!! Read, read, read and then read some more. What works for one person will not work for all. What works for you for a while may stop working. You need to read up and be aware.

2. Consult. Consult your doctor. Consult others that are/have lost weight. Be open and honest about what you're doing. There's no shame in trying to be a better you. Don't hide things, even things you think may be unimportant. I learned a lot by opening up to my doctor. It's odd but discussing BM's can shed a lot of light on a lot of issues (just as an example).

3. Know that you'll lapse, know that you can and will go back to your diet/exercise routine. Even the best out there lapse. It's not the end of the world. When I do I try to minimize the damage by restricting certain things even when I do lapse. I've found it helps me get back on track faster.

4. Prepare! This is crucial. You're going to be working out, you're going to be eating differently. There's a lot that goes into that. You need to prepare mentally and in regards to other needs. I learned that my 8 year old sneakers aren't good enough to walk in. I went to a store that specializes in walking shoes. Just doing that caused my cramps to lessen, eliminated blisters, and left me feeling much less worn down after my walks. I picked up salt pills because I knew I was going to be sweating like crazy and my diet wouldn't replenish my salts as fast as my body expelled them. I picked up protein powder (low carb) to ensure I took in enough protein to replenish my muscles and I picked up vitamin supplements. There are some things you'll miss out on with any diet. Of course some workout clothes, other small things. You don't have to do it all at once, just take it in stride. Get started on your plan but understand that you will need to do some things as you progress.

5. Never over do it. If you're walking and it hurts so much you want to quit. Quit for the day, research why you might be hurting so much. You can workout in pain for weeks or fix the problem and not work out in pain except the one time. Going too far is as bad as going nowhere.

6. Set a plan and be prepared to alter it. I started walking 2 miles a day (actually 2.4, I like to lie to myself even if I know the truth). My plan was 2 weeks later to move to 3 miles/day (3.6 actually). I held off a week and did it 3 weeks later. That extra week did me a lot of good. Then 2 weeks after that I moved up to 4 miles/day (4.8miles actually). If something works, stick to it, if it doesn't, make note of it and try to avoid it.

7. Go back to your doctor. Don't let that one visit be it. You'll want to have bloodwork done periodically to determine any vitimin deficiencies or potential issues with your thyroid, kidneys or liver.

8. Know you're not alone.

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