2nd update on 365 days challenge to lose 46lbs and tips

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I started a challenge to lose 46lbs body weight in 365 days on Apr 13, 2013.

My weight on April 13 was 191.5lbs

During the second week, I lost 3.2lbs. (with 3.7lbs weight loss in the first week, I am now at 184.6lbs)

Here I want to share some tips I found this week to help people lose weight.

1. Re-evaluate the progress on a regular base and adjust the small goals accordingly. Every week I check my weight and compare it to the previous week's weight, as well as the weight from the beginning of the challenge. This way I have a clear pattern where I am heading to.

Please refer to my plan, http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...ns-please.html

As you can see, I am a little ahead of the game according to the goal that I set up for April originally. It's not the end of April yet. On April 30, I will very likely adjust my goals for May and June because apparently I am working harder than I thought.

2. Watch out the diet

You probably want to ask me how I get along with this new journey. I want to share some secrets here. Diet matters the most. The fact is simple, every day, you take calories into your body by eating and burn calories out from your body by doing exercises, so it can be simplified to a number game. If Calorie Out - Calorie In > 0, you are losing weight. On average, you lose 1lb whenever the difference between Calories Out and Calorie In is 500 calories. I watch out my diet very closely by using a calorie tracker from livestong.com. I record almost everything and study the trend weekly. There are lots of rooms to improve after I have a reference.

3. Why are exercises in a gym so important

I like to go to gym, but it's not something necessary to simply lose weight. You can just go for a walk if you only wants to burn calories, however working out in a gym helps burn body fat quickly. To make your body healthier, you not only want to lose weight, at the same time, you want to lose body fat and gain some muscle. By doing so, you can arrive a higher energy level and fight with your extra body weight more effectively.

I would love to hear what you do to overcome your challenge, please share your experiences with me. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tudor
    You're doing really well buddy - keep it up! Are you keeping track of your body fat % as well?
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    • Profile picture of the author createvalueshare
      Originally Posted by Tudor View Post

      You're doing really well buddy - keep it up! Are you keeping track of your body fat % as well?
      Thank you, my friend. I tried to keep track of that, but my scale did not function very well on body fat, so I will have to go to my friend's place to check it. I plan to do it on monthly base.
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  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    wow i guess i should write down my diet journey to keep at track.. i just diet and never track the progress and think there is no progress too :p
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      Originally Posted by conanedo View Post

      wow i guess i should write down my diet journey to keep at track.. i just diet and never track the progress and think there is no progress too :p
      Yes, try it and see it works for you. To be honest with you, I tried many times and failed many time before this attempt. I used many different ways and found this one worked the best so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudstrife
    good luck on your challenge. I recently lost 22 pounds through diet and cycling. Good luck buddy! We here will keep you accountable so keep us updated.
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  • Profile picture of the author qw3rty
    Hey good job man, you seem to already know what to do. The most important thing to keep you motivated is to keep it fun, team sports and such too.

    While the weight you want to watch drop off is important, you really need to watch your body fat percentage too. Muscle is heavier than fat, and muscle is good. You may not be able to achieve your overall weight loss goal simply because a lot of the weight is now muscle. Keep a very close look at your changing body fat percentage, especially with the weight training.

    What you eat is super important. Try to eat your carbohydrates only from low-glycemic sources, stay away from sugar!

    Eat plenty of protein, weight training requires tons of amino acids to grow muscle.

    And to top it off, to complete your goals...get lot's of sleep. If you want all your exercise and dieting to work, you must sleep to recover. Muscle develops while you sleep, and as you already know, the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism and the burning of body fat for energy.

    Good luck dude, I know you can do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author goodtimesathome
    Great job, I will definitely check out the hyperlink you added.

    To overcome challenges i persist and try and understand the challenge, as best i can.
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