Originally Posted by lynette185
Thanks for that extra link, Michael. I didn't have time to go way into his stuff this morning, crazy day today.
IF you lose like those guys on biggest loser, you may have been 450, 475
no telling. Did you know you can use two scales and combine the two weights? I learned that from the HealthStewards guy... what's his name, Dr. Nick. Lost hundreds of pounds on a liquid diet.
I would love to do Tai Chi!! One of the strangest things I've noticed since I put on this last 25 pounds (besides knees on fire, hips creaking, and a complete lack of stamina) is that I've lost my balance. I sort of careen through the world, crashing into things, onto things. I used to experience the same thing when I lost a lot of weight fairly quickly. Weird stuff. I've lost my center of gravity or something.
I've not ever watched Biggest Loser, but I have been to the website a few times. I was trying to figue out what time frame they lose that weight in. Just for fun sometime I'll try to figure out what a "typical" calorie intake for me might have been before I finally wised up and decided I wasn't quite ready for an early dirt nap (not that any of us are guaranteed to see tomorrow, but we CAN up the odds a bit).
I hear 'ya about the balance thing--I still use my walking stick when I go for my lunch time walk outside. Tai-Chi is great for improving balance, though it can be hard on the knees if you're heavy and try to do some of the move "correctly". I think it was "catch the swallow" that gave me problems--you CAN fake it, though, if you can't do the deep knee bend.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.