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PostSubject: diet and weight   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:24 pm

I am hoping to take part in a tournament in mid-July. My decision to participate or not will likely come down to if I think I can make 'weight'. I am hoping to fight in the lightweight category (76kg/165.5 or under) in a gi. Right now I weigh about 81kg. I am aiming to lose about 2kgs a month by watching my diet and exercise. I don't want to lose muscle and I want to have enough energy to train. I'll check in here every few weeks or so and post on my progress. Maybe that will help keep me honest and motivated! pirat

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:24 am

I am in a similar boat. After competing in my first tournament in the Ultra Heavy weight division (225lbs +) I have decided that I dont like having big fat ghuys crush me so I am trying to drop down to Super Heavy (below 225) I am currently at 240-245 so I have a little work to do. Fortunately I have till October before I plan on competing again.

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:24 am

Hey dude,

How did the tournament go? Hope you had fun, eh! Lots of guys in your division?

Have you tried cutting weight before? I was always the type of guy that could put on weight VERY quickly but I could also take it off quickly. But about 5 years ago I let my weight get out of control. And this time I had real trouble taking it off...i'm not a spring chicken anymore! One thing that finally helped me see results was calorie counting/logging. I really resisted doing this at first. I thought it would be a huge pain in the ass to count calories and carry around a little log book. But I finally tried it in the end...and it worked. I bought a set of food scales, a small log book and used the internet to calculate my BMR and count my daily calorie intake. Doing this took all the mystery out of the numbers. I knew how many calories I needed to maintain my weight, how many to lose weight in a healthy way and I was able to know when I had reached that number. Once I knew the numbers it was just a matter of sticking to them. I'm hoping to use calorie counting again to drop my weight. Now it is just a matter of staying motivated!

Good luck to you sir! Keep us updated as to your results/efforts.

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:29 am

80kg....heading in the right direction! Added bonus....I don't need a shoe horn to fit into my pants any more. geek

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Sun May 22, 2011 11:39 am

Hey man, good job! Keep it up! Smile

I am trying to lose about 5-10 lbs before the Ottawa Open in October...Prior to the Ontario Open in April, I had lost 15 lbs in about 4 months. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to allow me to drop a weight category - for women's gi, the heaviest category was 163 lbs and up (with gi) - I know, right?!!! I was at 167 at weigh-ins right before my matches. I thought I was going to get my arse kicked by girls with 100 lbs or more, but as it turns out, the only other woman in the category with me was approximately my height and weight.

Since the tournament, I've gotten myself down to 160 but it sometimes fluctuates up a couple pounds, depending on the day or what I've had to eat (i.e. if I've had too much salt). I find it's so much harder for women to lose weight...I do the same amount of activity as my husband, sometimes more, and we eat the same healthy things...yet he's dropped 50 lbs in the same time period! (Oh well, at least we are both getting healthy!)

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:45 pm

Well october is fast approaching and I still have 20lbs to go time to buckle down and quit cheating on my diet.

Just remember if it tastes good it is evil.

Also going to add some more exercise to the routine (as much as I can without burning out or getting hurt)

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:04 am

15 lbs to go new diet not so bad.

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:34 pm

Well it is crunch time competition this weekend and about 5lbs to go. To late to change categories. Since I started doing bjj 1 year ago I have lost 70lbs.

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PostSubject: Re: diet and weight   Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:58 am

So I made weight and competed but I was completely drained good thing I am planning on staying near this weight so I don't have to do that again.

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