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I am trying to go from couch potato to low fat baked chip? This is mainly due to my becoming a reserve deputy. I do laps at my town's high school track and the standard crunches and push ups. I am overweight so my body is rebelling. What do my fellow ACO's due to get fit or for you athletes out there stay fit?

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I havenít been fit since I left the street department 21 years ago.

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 05, so I did a lot of diet modifications, cut back on the carbs, watch the fat, and now it is completely under control and I lost nearly 20 pounds to boot. My tricycles are up though, and they are on me to cut back on the carbs more, and get some exercise.

I normally like to walk my dog, but we are under heat advisories for the next week or so, with temperatures in the 100+ range, so Iím stuck with contemplating exercise, heat stroke, exercise, heat stroke, exercise, heat stroke. Iím afraid vegging out in front of the TV will win out for a couple of more months.
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My lovely wife presented me with the navy seal push up handles for Christmas. And it was because I wanted them! Several years ago I broke my wrist and doing regular push ups killed me, so with these there is no pressure on the wrist and you get a really good workout, chest, tri-ceps, bi-ceps, shoulders, and abs. I don't know if the planned workout is great or not, but it's easy to do and not too repetative. On the off days from push ups I use an exercise ball to do crunches and I have a set of hand wieghts. I've not been working out like I should since June, just too much going on in the evenings, but I have been active outside. Like GTO says, it's hot here and you tend to loose weight just dragging water hose around to water the yard.
We have horses, so working with them on the ground works up a sweat too. I lost 10 pounds digging post holes and stretching fence last month and so far have managed to keep that off. I have a tread mill and in the winter I try to walk on it at least 3 times a week. I'm 5' 11'' and weigh 190 and trying to stay right around there.

Oh and I also cut out all sodas and coffee, except for the occassional Starbucks treat, I don't eat fast food, and I try to stay away from candy, but have a weakness for Hershey Kisses and peanut butter cups. We don't eat any fried food at home, we eat a lot of chicken usually baked and salads.
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I spend 30-60 minutes six days a week on either an elliptical trainer or a treadmill, plus I have a pretty busy lifestyle...I am nearly always moving. I also am vegetarian (nearly vegan now, and dang, do I miss cheese...) and tend towards a very low-fat, low-carb diet...I am a diet Dr. Pepper addict, though, I probably drink 10 a day (wow, it hurts to admit that!)
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For a good low carb diet, you need to see a nutritionist, because it is based on your size. Iím 6í2Ē and when I went on the diet I was @ 230. My diet was (is) 60 grams of carbs at each mail meal, and 15 grams 3 times a day for snacks. I did a lot of Internet research and found what I can eat at which restaurant and still stay within the guidelines. I dropped 17 pounds almost immediately, then when I started count fat grams I lost 3 more.

I cut out potatoes, pizza, sweet tea (the house wine of the south) and soft drinks, hamburgers, french fries, basically everything a normal person eats.

I was doing quite well until I wrecked my motorcycle and was laid up for a month, at which point the strict adherence to the diet sort of faded.

More years ago than I cat to remember, I had aspirations of being a cop. I got the details of what was on the physical agility test, and actually found the course they use, and targeted those areas. The two biggest things I had to work on were hauling my fat self over a 6í wall, and the 440 run within the allotted time. I didnít have a 160 pound dummy to drag around, so I was just going to have to wing it there.
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On the food front sweets are my weakness, especially ice cream. I have been reducing portion sizes and cutting out anything fried and all soda. I like meat too much to be a vegetarian. I drink a lot of water and am trying to learn to eat veggies for snacks over sweets. I have heard of a cookie diet though!!!


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What was the most annoying thing to me is finding the snack with 15 grams of carbs. A bag of peanut M&Ms has less carbs than a Nurti Grain bar.

Be sure to read the labels. My mother was not only diabetic, but she had Alzheimerís, so I ended up buying all of her groceries. She loved her ice cream, and I had started getting her sugar free. Then one day I read the label, and found that the sugar free was actually worse for her than regular, go figure.
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1. Stop eating out so much. (Im way guilty of this)
2. Cokes, sweets, candy, Etc....
3. Start working out.

I am have recently started wanting to get back into shape. I have purchased a bike. A friend of mine and myself have started using the bike trails around here. Everytime i go out now i see myself go a little further and stay out a little longer. I prefer the bike, well cause i have horrible knees and running puts alot more strain on em.

But the biggest thing is to start thinking about what you eat. If you do go out to eat. Get something more on the healthy side. I know its a bit hard. Trust me im still finding myself ordering the wrong things. But im getting there.

I have been buying more Chicken breast. Turkey breast. things like that and putting em in the oven to bake. Dont completely cut out the carbs cause it is bad for you. Just gotta limit yourself as to many u intake a day. If u take in 500 carbs a day. Then you gott burn 1000 to lose weight.

Getting out there and sweating is the best way to lose wieght. Ya, you come home stinky. But after a good shower and a good nights rest. Feels great.

Hope you find your edge as to what works for you. I put on a good 10-15lbs since i started here. My goal is to lose 40 lbs by the winter time. Just gotta start putting my butt into high gear and get things rolling.
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Ooh this is like making me feel guilty.. I do not take care as much as I should. Ok I dont at all.. I have no will power. I admit it when it comes to food and excersize I am weak..
I also was diagnosed a couple of years ago with diabetes. Runs in my familey big time. When I found out I went on a low carb no white food kind of diet. Potatoes are my weakness, it doesnt matter how they are prepared. It was hell.. I also am a soda freak. now I am a diet mountain dew kind of girl.. I can relate to the multiple a day . Lets just say I keep our soda machine guy at work in buisness.
Anyhoot I was able to get it under control, infact when I went for a check up it was not visable..
I am afraid to go to the Dr's now, this post may be just what I need to give me the boost I so need to get..
I do love to swim though. I try to do laps every day....

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Believe it or not I have loss around 75 pounds. O_o. At my worst I weighed 212 pounds. I was down (gotten lazy) to 140-137. What you need to do is......you.ready? The magic thing was watching my caloric intake. It is simple, to loose weight, you need to burn more calories then you intake. Eat 2000 calories a day you need to burn at least 2001 calories. If you do a lot of muscle building work your weight will go up because muscle weighs more then fat. If you do a lot of cardio type work you will lose weight and gain very little muscle. Eating fiber will keep you full for longer and does not add a lot of extra calories. Alternate and change up your workout allowing you muscles to rebuild themselves after heavy lifting. As for what you need for reserve program, I guess check with what they do in the academy. Running of course but consider a low impact cardio workout like swimming.

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