Originally Posted by Mediator12
Alright, i'm in.
I am 5'11 and 205 with 25 lbs of pure belly. I played at 170 but a realistic goal should be 180.
I have been in shape all of my life until the second ACL in 2005. My son was born 3 months into rehab and I never finished it properly. I take care of both my kids during the day unless I have clients or practicum (group training). My daughter goes to school a half day every day and I never seem to be able to work out anymore while she is gone. That is always when I went before my son was born. I need to resume my workouts and finish my left leg rehab.
Another problem is that I cook for the family and if my wife is not "on board" I make foods that are not conducive to weight loss
I never had a problem eating all that I do when I was burning 3500+ calories a day. Now, I have put on thirty five lbs eating the way I used to eat.
I convinced her to use Bill Phillips "Body for Life" plan back in 2001 when we had our first child because his plan is simple, easy to follow, and includes both exercise and diet. This has both science and results behind it. I did it with her and we were both did very well with it until the holidays rolled around and we quit doing it. Check out Bodyforlife.com for the particulars of the diet. Bill Phillips used to work with TD and Romo during the Superbowl years and is a good DEN guy to boot
I had thought seriously about the Body for Life program and know several who swear by it. The reason I have picked the Atkins style diet is that it has worked for me before and I have no problem with a diet of meat and vegatables. I eat very few sweets, so all I need to do is eliminate the starches. Like I said, I do the Nordic Trak for cardio, but really need to get back on the weight machine. That has been a little difficult as I have arthritis in both shoulders and a couple other places. We have an issue with meals at home as my wife is on a restricted diet and the kids have decided to be fussy about what they will eat. I am 6'2" and weigh in the neighborhood of 235. I need to get down to around 205.