Rustycruiser's fat busting efforts



  • Late to the party.  Never wandered over to this section before.

    I am 6 foot tall, and was the fattest I have ever been in my life in March this year.  I topped out at a very fat 245 pounds.  I set an initial goal of 200 pounds. Once I hit that, I will re-center my goal again. I didn't want to make it too difficult so that I would give up.

    Started out working out in April.  Initial workout was 20 min on the elliptical at night.  I started off 3 nights a week.  Ramped that up to every night.  Then added in a half hour walk most weekdays instead of eating lunch (munched that quickly at my desk). Also started increasing elliptical time to 45 min, and then an hour.  Added in push ups and sit ups to the equation as well.  The ramp ups occurred gradually over the 3 month period.

    I hit 230 pounds in a few weeks, but seemed to pretty much slow down and plateau there.  So I added in some dietary changes as well.  Cut down the 2-3 times a week french fries to once every two weeks, maybe once a week.  I also cut out the potato chips I used to eat with my lunch every day.  The weight started dropping off again.

    Was down to 222 as of June 4th.

    Am down to 215 as of June 16th

    I am especially happy with the 7 pound loss over the last two weeks, as I was unable to work out for a whole week due to a skin allergy attack.

    I plan to update this post as I go along, and better track my weight loss.  I have been rather lax and not keeping week by week numbers.



  • Top stuff Rusty, i saw a show the other day about this really huge American chick. Said theres over 2 million Americans who weigh more than 40 stoneÂ

    So maybe your not so bad after allÂ

    Keep up the good work



  • [quote name='Virgil']
    Top stuff Rusty, i saw a show the other day about this really huge American chick. Said theres over 2 million Americans who weigh more than 40 stoneÂ

    So maybe your not so bad after allÂ

    Keep up the good work
    [/quote]

    Obesity is a real problem over here - there's a huge amount of young kids who are obese. With the cost of eating out low - and the huge plate serving size - you can see how easy it is to get that way, if you've no self control.



  • [quote name='LAKiwi']
    [quote name='Virgil']
    Top stuff Rusty, i saw a show the other day about this really huge American chick. Said theres over 2 million Americans who weigh more than 40 stoneÂ

    So maybe your not so bad after allÂ

    Keep up the good work
    [/quote]

    Obesity is a real problem over here - there's a huge amount of young kids who are obese. With the cost of eating out low - and the huge plate serving size - you can see how easy it is to get that way, if you've no self control.
    [/quote]

    This woman who was 29, weighed 64 stone..over 800 pounds 
    She died after having a gastric bypass opp. Very sad really.



  • [quote name='Virgil']
    [quote name='LAKiwi']
    [quote name='Virgil']
    Top stuff Rusty, i saw a show the other day about this really huge American chick. Said theres over 2 million Americans who weigh more than 40 stoneÂ

    So maybe your not so bad after allÂ

    Keep up the good work
    [/quote]

    Obesity is a real problem over here - there's a huge amount of young kids who are obese. With the cost of eating out low - and the huge plate serving size - you can see how easy it is to get that way, if you've no self control.
    [/quote]

    This woman who was 29, weighed 64 stone..over 800 pounds 
    She died after having a gastric bypass opp. Very sad really.
    [/quote]

    Thankfully not that fat.  I would have slit my wrists.  In metric speak for you antipodeans.  😁

    Starting weight in March  : 111.13 kg.
    Weight as of June 16th : 97.52 kg

    My walk at lunch today was cut short when a fast moving thunderstorm blew through.  It became a run.  Will do a little extra on the elliptical to make up for it (while watching the new Deadliest Catch episode).



  • [quote name='rustycruiser']
    Am down to 215 as of June 16th

    I am especially happy with the 7 pound loss over the last two weeks, as I was unable to work out for a whole week due to a skin allergy attack.

    I plan to update this post as I go along, and better track my weight loss.  I have been rather lax and not keeping week by week numbers.
    [/quote]

    Update time.  As of Wednesday July 9, I was still weighing in at 215 pounds.  The "skin allergy" mentioned above turned out to be a new allergy to chlorine.  Not a problem at all, it's not like I would want to go into the chlorine water filled pool in the middle of summer!Â

    Fast forward through being on steriods including Prednisone for two weeks, along with the allergy skin irritation and not much activity took place.

    Got back on the elliptical on Wednesday finally, and have dropped 4 pounds since then to bring me to 211 as of this morning.  I hope to hit below 200 before the end of July, but that might be pushing it.

    So not much progress, but the future is looking better.  I also switched to pool from chlorine to baquacil, and will test that out this week.  :happy:



  • Slowly making progress.  Have been steady at around 208 for the last few days.  Pretty happy with this, as I ate like shit this week.  Multiple restaurant visits (mmmm, Cheesecake Factory and Outback), lots of french fries, bloomin onions, and a metric ton of Snickers ice cream bars.  I am blaming it on my birthday celebrations, but I had really shitty self control too.  Sunday is the start of a new week though, and have already gone for a 3 mile run, and plan to do an hour on the elliptical while watching the German F1 race DVRed earlier today.  Under 200 by August 1st is my short term goal.



  • [quote name='rustycruiser']I plan to update this post as I go along, and better track my weight loss. I have been rather lax and not keeping week by week numbers.[/quote]
    So a year since my last check in. So much for that idea. I am still hanging in there, with my weight fluctuating between 195 and 198 pounds since April this year.

    Other than the last two weeks, I have been doing a fair amount of running to maintain, as well as limiting my intake of junk (chips, french fries, sweets etc). I plan to get back on the running horse tomorrow, and star another cycle of weight dropping. My short term goal is to height 190 before October. With the temperature and humidity so high here, running outside is a real PITA. But it is already starting to cool in the evenings so I plan to do 3-5 miles every 2 days, and 6-8 miles on both weekend days.

    Altogether still doing well. Down 50 pounds since March/April 2008 and keeping it off.



  • good work rusty, at least you're not back here and back to 250 piunds!

    Half the battle won, you've set up base camp, not to try for the summit!



  • Copied from another forum.

    [quote name='rustycruiser']6ft tall. I topped out at 245 late March/early April 2008. Down to 222 as of this morning. My goal is 200. Once I hit that, I will recenter my goal again. I didn't want to make it too difficult so that I would give up.[/QUOTE]

    [quote name='rustycruiser']Just checking in. Two weeks later, and I weighed 215 this morning. 7 pounds in 2 weeks isn't to bad. I did cut all potato chips from my diet, which has certainly helped. Not missing them too too much.[/QUOTE]

    [quote name='rustycruiser']Six month check in and update. Been floating around at 205 since August. Time to get back on the horse.[/QUOTE]

    [quote name='rustycruiser']One year check in since the original post. 15 months ago I weighed 245. I am now a healthy, but still overweight 196. My new goal is 180 pounds. Still pretty chuffed. Down 50 pounds and keeping it off since April 08.[/QUOTE]

    [quote name='rustycruiser']Seven month since last check in. Still hovering at 195 pounds or so. Haven't really worked out since late November, ate badly over Christmas. Put on 5 lbs or so and went to 200 over the holidays. But back down to 195 again. Almost two years on since I first started losing weight in April 2008.[/QUOTE]

    [quote name='rustycruiser']Two year check in since the first post. Still at 195. I am at a good point where I can pretty much eat normally (healthy enough most of the time, with some junk food once a week or so), and exercising 3 times a week keeps me at the 195 level. Two years of keeping the 50 pounds I lost off. Happy enough, but have started swimming laps and will see where that goes, as I was a little bored with running.[/QUOTE]

    Four year check in since the first post. I now weigh in at 188. Not quite 60 pounds shy of the 245 I was in 2008. I actually had a little bit of a lapse last year when I crept back up from 195 to 206/207. But I nipped it in the bud the day after Thanksgiving, and started running 3 miles, everyday. Lost 20 since then, and would have lost more but I indulge in my bad foods (chips/fries/chocolate) a little too much. Altogether, quite happy to be be four years in, and still maintaining the initial loss. Amazing what a little will power, combines with some guilt will do for you.



  • Nice work mate! Did you have to blow the dust off this thread? Long time.



  • Screenshot of my garmin GPS log from April 28th when I hit a milestone. Have added another 25 plus miles to it since then. Stats are from Nov 26 2011 until April 28 2012

    [img]http://76.imagebam.com/download/WjKqlZLz28cnRhUYzOQw2Q/18920/189190012/522855_3928644100823_1421318110_33623184_220269251_n.jpg[/img]



  • [quote name='Hooroo' timestamp='1336508254' post='284967']
    Nice work mate! Did you have to blow the dust off this thread? Long time.
    [/quote]Forget about dust, it was dead and buried! I happened to be updating on the other site, and thought what the hell.



  • the zombie thread...!



  • Update time. 3 more months. And still running every day (missed three days due to terrible toothache)

    Aldo down another 6 pounds to 182.

    My current Garmin log



  • Yep, I think it's worth saying twice!

    Down from 250 to 182 is fantastic progress. You've blasted through your short term targets! What's your next target? And can you maintain it-hope so?

    I always think getting a cold or toothache is a great chance to lose some weight, and try to add in some extra light-cardio workout while on a restricted diet...



  • Bringing this one back from the dead for my latest update.

    Just finished a year of running every day. I started last November 26th, when after the US Thanksgiving my jeans belt etc were all a little tight.

    Fast forward a year. 366 days. 366 runs. Actually, I missed 11 days due to weather and illness, but made I them up on weekends. 1232 or so miles. Killed 3 pairs of shoes, am working on killing 3 other pairs. Some stupid stats from my Garmin GPS. Best ever average pace (with a 3 mile minimum) was a 6.31 for a total of 19.35 for 3.01 miles. Slowest average pace was a 9.33, on the first day I started last Nov 26th.

    [attachment=1526:Garmin Log.jpg]



  • Holy. Fuck.

    That is awesome.



  • Well done!



  • And that is some dedication, well done.



  • Awesome stuff bro - that is very, very impressive! Keep it up!



  • [quote name='Kirwan' timestamp='1354058162' post='328545']
    And that is some dedication, well done.
    [/quote]The dedication was partly the result of not wanting to break the streak. If you look at my Garmin log, a fair number of the runs started after 11PM. I procrastinated as much as I could, before finally sucking it up and going for a run to keep the streak intact. Hell, you should see how many started after 11:55PM.



  • That's just awesome, love it.



  • By the way, did you make your 180 goal?



  • must add my 'well dones' too - wicked effort.


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