I'm also in college, and I know how hard it can be to eat healthy and deal with the stresses it brings about. My school has a sandwhich line that has whole wheat breads and sandwhich thins and veggies, much like a subway. If we didn't have it, I'm not sure what I'd do, since the "main" meals always consist of something fried served with loads and loads of non-nutritive carbs or rice and bread and potatoes. I load up on the free fruit and salad lines as well. I'll take the fruit back to the room for smoothies and snack attacks. And I know the problems that can come from friends. I was the big guy of the group, and I was the one that would dominate the pizza and wings when we hang out. Now, they just chow down in front of me, or bring over taco bell late at night. I know how hard it is not to give in. I just throw in a stick of minty gum and try my hardest not to take thier food and throw it out the window, lol. But all i can say is keep striving, remember that it's not a short term goal but a lifestyle change, and that occasional cheats are ok to keep your sanity.View Thread
So I weighed in today at 206 with 12 weeks to go until the wedding. However, I got fitted for the tux this weekend, and was told I need to maintain to look great for the pictures and so the tux won't look baggy, lol. I am going to get to 200 and then maintain, wit hopes of losin the final 20 after the wedding. Although, I'm thinking of trying to drop to 180 or 90 fast if I can and then cut down on the cardio, up the lifting to pack on lean muscle for the honeymoon.View Thread
I drink a protein shake in the morning to keep me full, and one immediately after every workout. You can buy it relatively cheap at Sam's Club or Wal-Mart. They help me recover from workouts, build and maintain lean muscle, and keep me full so I don't sneak snacks. The chocolate flavors also help me get my chocolate fix in. I highly recommend this!View Thread
I talked to her. As I assumed, I took her way out of context. She is stressed with student teaching and wedding planning and really didn't mean it the way it sounded. She said she would enjoy it if I took a cheat meal everynow and then to "enjoy" eating again. I know that her heart was in the right place. When we met, I would dominate steak and ribs and buffets and wings like they were nothing. Now I get by on tuna, fruit, etc. She said she cares more about my happiness than anything, and that she will always love me regardless of how I look because she fell in love with who I am inside, not what I look like.View Thread
She is not overweight at all, she is the most gorgeous girl in the entire world. She tells me also that she fell in love with me and not my weight. And I am doing this for myself as well as her. I needed to get healthy so I could live a longer life. My dad had a heart attack at 36, and I was not about to go down that road. I have gained confidence that I so badly needed. Her words and not her intent with them is what hurt the most.View Thread
I have been losing now for 17 weeks. I started at 280, and am down 70 lbs. Honestly, I could devour a bag of Dove chocolate every night, but I haven't had one piece in 17 weeks now. I get my chocolate fix from Fiber-One bars and Chocolate protein shakes. However, I am a guy and can stomach the shakes, most girls hate the taste and after taste. If you completely deny yourself, you will over endulge later. So treat yourself. Set a goal for the week, and if you meet your goal, have a small piece of chocolate. And don't beat yourself up when you do give in. Good Luck, you will get there. True beauty comes from within.View Thread
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