bigwoz

Canada flagMaple Ridge, BC, Canada
My 4HB Goal: 220 pounds

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bigwoz asked a question:

Approaching the 1 year mark

Long time no post, but I am approaching the 1 year marka nd wanted to let the "oldtimers" know I am still on the wagon... Started Jan 6, 2012 @ 263.4 lbs Initial goal weight: 220 lbs De...

Dec 26th 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

Update: 49.0 pounds down. Still going strong!

Start: 263.4 Jan 6, 2012. June 1: 10.6 below my best case scenario... 214.4 49.0 overall! Still going strong. Cheat has become Friday evening and Saturday all day. I have yet to have a 'gain' week...

Jun 5th 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

"Ideal Goal Surpassed!" Loss has slowed down but still going.

Summary and update: start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 pound week, 5 overall day 15: 253.4 5 pound week, 10 overall day 22: 250.0 3.4 pound week, 13.4 overall day 29: 248.4 1.6 pound week, 15.0 ov...

Apr 26th 2012
bigwoz replied to Charley's question:

Who is still here from Jan/Feb?

Started Jan 6, 2012. Still going strong. Last Saturday I was at 39.0 lost. 4.5 inches from waist, 6 inches from abdomen, 5 inches from chest, 4 inches from butt. I am 0.6 past my initial goal. New...

Apr 26th 2012

I just found it on YouTube. I found the swings to be insufficient. I figured 5 minutes of exercise was not enough.

Apr 9th 2012
bigwoz commented on Jake's reply:

I can gather up my love handles, and the skin on my stomach and jam it into my abdomen. Looks good/small when I do that.

Apr 2nd 2012
bigwoz replied to shane's question:

Where are you from?

Mission, BC, Canada an hour out of Vancouver

Apr 2nd 2012

I skimped on cheat day the week previous. That's the only observation I had during that period. Cheat day is SOOOO important.

Apr 2nd 2012
bigwoz commented on LauraCox's reply:

Thanks. The 210 pics will be better

Apr 2nd 2012
bigwoz commented on Member's reply:

225 is very attainable. All I need is some manscaping Never had abs before. They are under there trying to poke out... NO longer just a keg. 21...

Apr 2nd 2012

Don't cheat yourself on cheat day. Do it!! Don't cheat on non-cheat days. Kettlebell Hell 12 minute routine. Keep with it, even when the scale is ...

Apr 2nd 2012
bigwoz replied to MaryC's question:

2nd week complete and gained!

I exercise regularly. I do a kettlebell session 2-3 times per week, some pliates 2-3 times a week, plus floor hockey for 2 hrs 1-2 times per week. I was averaging about 4 pounds per week, but have...

Apr 2nd 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

Missing: 35.2 pounds. If found, do NOT return to me!!

So... I missed week 11 weigh in due to travel. I was going to take my scale with me but my wife thought that was a bit too neurotic... Summary and update: start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 poun...

Apr 2nd 2012

Artichacker is a legend on here. I did the same as you, added protien and had beans at dinner again. Unofficially down a 2pounds in the last 2 day...

Mar 30th 2012

If we kept losing like we have been we would blow away with a strong breeze in another couple months... I am already being told by co-workers tha...

Mar 29th 2012

Like theGru says Artichacker, you are the best coach around. I was feeling a bit disappointed in my results the past couple weeks so I came on her...

Mar 29th 2012

I accept your challenge!

Mar 22nd 2012
bigwoz commented on bigwoz's reply:

The hangover means it worked. Even a week in and for me it was hard to fathom that eating like that was normal. No wonder I used to feel like crap...

Mar 22nd 2012

Thanks Arctichacker. As you can tell by the comments on your posts, we all appreciate your encouragement and well wishes. BTW: you are officially ...

Mar 22nd 2012
bigwoz replied to jdahla's question:

Day 7 first cheat day

Congrats, and enjoy. The Cheat Days are what keep you sane. Seeing the results, like 6+ in a week make it easy. Way to go! I found that after about week 3 the cheat days become a bit of a letdow...

Mar 21st 2012
Mar 21st 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

10 WEEKS IN, FEELING THIN

So... I missed my week 9 weigh in due to some early cheating (night before Cheat Day). Summary and update: start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 pound week, 5 overall day 15: 253.4 5 pound week, 10...

Mar 20th 2012
bigwoz commented on bigwoz's reply:

Congrats on 32 in 9 weeks! I missed my weigh in, but was anticipating the 30 pound mark for week 9 as well. Oh well, 30 something in 10 will be ju...

Mar 12th 2012
bigwoz replied to nicole_7777777's question:

black olives??

A site that was posted on here somewhere that I find helpful is: http://www.eslowcarbdiet.com/

Mar 12th 2012
bigwoz replied to unnamed's question:

The deal with diet coke and sugar-free gum?

http://www.eslowcarbdiet.com/ says yes to sugarfree gum in unlimited quantities, and a 16oz/day limit on diet coke. For me: I have lost 27.2 in 8 weeks. I use sugarfree gum to curb the bit of sw...

Mar 7th 2012
Mar 6th 2012
bigwoz commented on Member's reply:

Thanks TheGru. This forum is like our own "little" cheering section. It makes me feel great whn others do well, or on the off-chance tha...

Mar 6th 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

WEEK 8 - DOING GREAT

start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 pound week, 5 overall day 15: 253.4 5 pound week, 10 overall day 22: 250.0 3.4 pound week, 13.4 overall day 29: 248.4 1.6 pound week, 15.0 overall day 36: 244.8 ...

Mar 6th 2012
bigwoz replied to letsmaketshirts's question:

Can I just say...

If you craved it during the week, eat it!!!! I took it easy on cheat day a couple times, lost 0.4 - 1.4 in the week. I went crazy, ate pizza, bread, fruit, Dorritos, oat bars (from Starbucks), et...

Mar 1st 2012
bigwoz replied to arctichacker's blog post:

ArcticHacker: The Final Push

HERO!! Congrats on the kettlebell graduation. 16k is impressive for a skinny little thing like you I have been thinking that the 7 day Cheat is getting short as well. I may switch to a 10 day c...

Feb 29th 2012
bigwoz replied to Marie_Mtl's question:

No bowel movement on and following cheat day

If it floats its because there's fat in it. I have added fruit and lots of it to cheat day. It helps chase out the cheat food. I find that my regularity slows down th farther I get from cheat da...

Feb 29th 2012
bigwoz commented on Member's reply:

Here is an excerpt from a previous post of mine: This is the kettlebell workout that I have used 5 times so far. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS...

Feb 28th 2012
bigwoz commented on Member's reply:

I guess I can make fun of that guy now, you're right. I will get my wife to do some "manscaping". Maybe I will get my weight shaved into...

Feb 28th 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

Week 7, I'm in Heaven!

start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 pound week, 5 overall day 15: 253.4 5 pound week, 10 overall day 22: 250.0 3.4 pound week, 13.4 overall day 29: 248.4 1.6 pound week, 15.0 overall day 36: 244.8 ...

Feb 28th 2012
Feb 28th 2012
bigwoz replied to mallupappi's question:

New member...

Hey Mallupappi, welcome to the life! You are starting at the same weight I did (263.4). You will have big weeks, and "small" weeks that I really call disappointing. My advice after the ...

Feb 23rd 2012
bigwoz replied to Member's blog post:

One week down and I could use some encouragement

MY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR OWN SANITY: -weekly weights -bi-weekly measurements - this will tell results when the scale is against you! -lots of water - as everyone else said -metamucil every morn...

Feb 22nd 2012

I guess I will have to develop my inner avacado connoisseur. Being way up there do you have to eat all frozen & canned? I'm not usually sup...

Feb 22nd 2012
bigwoz is doing a tutorial!

Master the Kettlebell Swing

This challenge will teach you how to properly perform a powerful fat-burning exercise called the kettlebell swing. The beauty of this exercise is t...

Feb 22nd 2012

Maybe I'll increase my avacado. I have a farm market here that I can get them pretty cheap. Problem is they get soft so quick. The window of perfe...

Feb 22nd 2012

Thanks for the poignant advice. I was gonna say mean, but... The bacon is from Costco, I think Lilydale. I looked at the frittata, but there are...

Feb 22nd 2012

I do feel a bit bloated. I load up on water for exercise, esp floor hockey. I have been having coffee with real cream since week 3 but that is wh...

Feb 21st 2012
bigwoz asked a question:

Week 6 "Progress"??

start: 263.4 pounds day 8: 258.4 5 pound week, 5 overall day 15: 253.4 5 pound week, 10 overall day 22: 250.0 3.4 pound week, 13.4 overall day 29: 248.4 1.6 pound week, 15.0 overall day 36: 244.8 ...

Feb 21st 2012
bigwoz commented on bigwoz's reply:

Just thought I'd share my "insight". I asked... Just kidding!

Feb 17th 2012
bigwoz commented on bigwoz's reply:

sorry, Male 35y, start 263.4, current 244.8 (until tomorrow's weigh-in)

Feb 17th 2012
bigwoz replied to Member's question:

What's the skinny on Cheat Day?

My cheat days: 0800 SCD breakfast 1100 Grapefruit juice a bit before lunch 1130 Pizza (2 out of 4 cheats), apple, veggies for lunch 1400 another piece of fruit or 2 during the afternoon 1500 A Sta...

Feb 17th 2012
bigwoz replied to JemmaJolie's question:

How much do you lose per week?

5 weeks, 18.6 total. My first 2 weeks were 5, 5. 3rd week was 1.6, 4th week 3.3, 5th week 3.7. I am happy with a 3.6 average. I am assuming I will plateau soon, but if not I should reach my goal i...

Feb 17th 2012
bigwoz replied to guestnurse's question:

I"m gaining weight??? wth?

Guessing by your name I am assuming you are a fellow nurse. You are not at work. Do NOT do daily weighing!! WEEKLY WEIGHT BIWEEKLY MEASURE - I do gut, chest, butt, waist - the areas that are of c...

Feb 16th 2012