Originally Posted by Fear My Hammer Fist
First off, you need to remember that different people store fat in differnet places. So for you it may very well be quite natural for your body to lose it's fat around the stomach and back last, and conversely gain it there first as well.... etc
Firstly, sorry for shortening your post in the quote, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out man, one rep doesn't feel enough, so hit me up again soon and I'l rep you again.
Well I lost the weight very healthily, by just running a lot and having a strict and balanced diet, which I have kept to. I've been a little slack the last few weeks, having a few more cheat days than unusual, but I'm back on it now, and I hope to lose about another 8 pounds, to get down to about 10 stone. I'm 5ft 11 and I think I'd feel comfortable if I was around 10 stone - 10stone 4 (140-144lbs).
Anyway, I think you've really sold climbing to me as a way of working on core strength and general toning. I've been knocking the idea around for a few weeks after a friend recommended it to me, as I have noticed a serous drop off in my strength since losing weight, probably because of the amount of emphasis I placed on cardio over muscle-based exercises.
As for my diet, I generally eat: Breakfast
- Two or three eggs, microwaved, on brown bread (I know, I know, carbs, and I'll only eat this if I won't be eating any other simple carbs for the rest of the day)
Alternatively I'll eat some grapes, a banana, an apple and some mixed berries, with natural yoghurt and 30-40g of granola (or muesli). Lunch
- Very little to be honest, sometimes I'll have a few crackers with peanut butter on, or I'll make a salad with leaves, tomato, cucumber, gherkins, beetroot, olives, red peppers and two slices of salami diced up. Dinner
- Nearly always something based around chicken. I try to eat a good amount of veg every day too, so plenty of broccoli, sweetcorn and red or green peppers.
Do you have any suggestions of what else I could have for breakfast? Something that tastes good, satisfies hunger, and isn't too fattening. At this moment in time, I pretty much each as much fruit and vegetables as I like (I eat a LOT of fruit) and very very little food that high in saturated fats. Foods like houmous or peanut butter I tend to eat for their healthy fats, and really the only food I try not to eat a lot of is pasta, bread and rice.
Also, (sorry for this turning into a huge message) at one point I was a member of an awesome dieting/food plan website (Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal | MyFitnessPal.com
) and they calculated that I can take in 1850 calories a day to lose weight. I usually take in just shy of that, so I think I'm doing alright at the moment, but I'm definitely going to take your exercise advice Hammerfist!
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