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Old 03-18-2008, 04:54 AM   #51
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Don't you have to maintain a certain weight after you are hired? I'm with Aundot, you can't think about slipping on this diet. 20 pounds is a lot to lose in such a short time, so lots of fruits and veggies.

Best of luck.

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:35 PM   #52
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(are you allowed to go back to real eating after the test?)
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:51 PM   #53
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I joined a gym today. They said I need to burn 3000 cal to lose 1 pound. 3000!!

No wonder a few push ups and sit ups did nothing lol.

I just don't have the time this week to go. Really, I don't. I have meetings and business, then I have family time. Next week I'll start the gym. I am still doing this die----it. It isn't easy, but it's not as hard as I thought it would be.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:02 AM   #54
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Actually it's 3500 calories for 1 pound! 3500!!!! I know I know, it's a lot...but YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Cardio should be your best friend for dropping pounds. And don't put off tomorrow what you can do today!!
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:15 AM   #55
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You will just have to sit through the meetings don't buttock clenches in your suit!! LOL
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:27 AM   #56
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pk, you need to do a combo of cardio and strength training, with no breaks in between sets of either so that you keep your heart rate up. upwards of 130 or 140 bpm, for 80% of your maximum heart rate. the most basic formula is maximum heart rate = 220 - your age. then multiply that by .80, and that's where your heart should be to burn the most fat.

that will both help you lose fat, build lean muscle and get stronger.

now, get to work, recruit!!!!!

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:37 AM   #57
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PK dont think the pushups and situps did nothing! They do alot to help build muscle tone if not loose weight your posting keeps reminding me I need to get my fat butt to the gym ;)
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:36 PM   #58
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Just wanted to stop by real fast said let everyone know what's up. I am working with a really good trainer, and I have lost 7 pounds so far !!!

I am lifting alot more weight as well, and almost up to my body weight.

My diet has 100% changed. I only eat carbs one a day, and on gym days. For the most part it is all protein,veggies and fruit.

On a side note, I haven't been coming here much because of all the time I spend in the gym, plus family time and work. I also gain weight everytime I come here lol.

Also, I am not as hungery as I was. Even on nights I have pasta, and don't eat as much. I am just not hungery.

Take care guys, I'll keep in touch. May 31 is coming fast
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:39 PM   #59
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Hang in there. May 31st will be here before you know it. Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:29 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by PastaKing View Post
I didn't run. I don't think I am going to. What do you guys think? Should I run the 2 miles that I said I would?
No. Hill sprints, my friend, Hill sprints. Like wind sprints, but only add a hill. Forget LSD (Long Slow Distance).

Find yourself a nice hill. Longer the better, but not so long as to depress yourself in not getting to the top. Briskly walk to the bottom to limber up and get the heart going a bit. Run up the hill as fast as you possibly can, not stopping until you reach the top. Once you reach the top, walk back down to the bottom, catch your breath but don't let your heart rate drop too much, and run up the hill as fast as you can, again not stopping until you reach the top. Do this as many times as you possibly can, as often as you can, and watch the weight melt. Also watch your LSD 2 mile time improve along the way.

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