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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:15am PT
GDavis, Proud Dude, work with you each week and it's awesome seeing someone change their life.

Plaid, good changes take time. Keep making the right choices and everything will follow. I eat right and exercise, but I want to get rid of the last love handle. It is difficult and once in a while I cheat, but I make it a rule not to eat after 6pm and do small work outs everyday.

I'm almost there. Eating is so important. Eat only when you are hungry. Eat small light meals and eat healthy. Trader Joe's frozen chicken, lots of salads and fresh veggies with a few fruits and greek yogurt, salmon. To me most stuff tastes better grilled while watching the sunset.

My life phrase....may make a bumper sticker....Not Quitting is Winning. If you keep trying it Will Happen. Cheers, lynnie
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 01:17am PT
@moosedrool - So literal

My day started at 5am. At work at 5:50am. That was after eating a proper breakfast that I made myself. Made my lunch for the day and snacks. Worked, ate right, came home did homework, worked out for 1 1/2 hours and then went to school. Got home and made a salad, drank water and now to bed. BIG DAY.

I think I was awake all day.

Plaid
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 10, 2013 - 06:04am PT
hey there say, plaidman... oh my, first post i did on this, disappeared, :(
so, again:

great work, keep it up... very glad for you and wife!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:55am PT
Most of us are half the man we never were.

7 inches of fresh snow on the deck, firing up the Sportsmobile and heading to Cochise!!!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 10:23am PT
Jim I tried to be the bigger man. It didn't workout to well. Smaller is better. I am not just trying to lose weight. I am changing my lifestyle.

Have fun in Cochise! With the snow won't it be cold?

When you leaving for Yosemite? Soon me thinks.


Plaid

Edit: Actually I was the bigger man. That was the problem.
Conrad

climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Plaidman! Way to go!

My short cut:

Chips of all sorts, soda pop & ice cream. On the no list.

Micro work outs - sprint stairs, walk fast.

Your Hyalite goal next season:

Credit: Conrad
WyoRockMan

Social climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:21am PT
I am not just trying to lose weight. I am changing my lifestyle.

In my experience that is really the only way to lose weight with any lasting results. I spent years of half-assed weight loss efforts only to do the dreaded yo-yo. It wasn't until the "lifestyle change" that the results manifested themselves into tangible and lasting results. I (as most fattys do) started out with an obsession with the scale. There was much mental strain as I fretted about the standard up/down noise generated by many data points of standing on a scale on a too frequent basis. I would eat based upon what the scale said and this (in hind sight) is a horrible plan. In the last three years I finally managed to make the lifestyle changes necessary for better fitness and as a result have seen the weight come off. 35 pounds to date or the equivalent of 7 tubs of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil spread.

Without the support of my family, I really don't think it would have been possible. We downsized our dinner plates, made gradual changes to our menu (even including meatless meals!), removed most processed foods, keep a stock of fresh fruit available instead of ice cream, and decided as a group to MOVE every day. And the ciggys. I'm glad they are gone.

Now I am more focused on non-weight specific goals. I started running last year and use a 10K time as a benchmark for my cardio. A 10K was a ridiculous concept a couple years ago. Now it is a twice weekly relaxation. And the climbing? That is where I have seen the most improvement. A crag day used to be hang out and do a few pitches with a lot of "recovery" time in between. It wasn't really recovery, I was just out of shape. Now it is all about spending the day climbing more than hanging out at the crag.


Strong work Plaidman and GDavis. It is great to see others in the same boat, pulling towards the same goal. Being fit.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:28am PT
I don't eat ice cream anymore, and have cut way back on the beer. Have cut back on fast food.
I know a couple of people on the paleo diet. Anyone here tried it?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
I dumped off a fair bit of blubber by only "eating colourful foods" - uhhh, that doesn't include sprinkled do-nuts or gummy worms.

It means brightly coloured fruit & veggies . Avoid white, tan & brown foods.

Although I'll never give up chocolate..........it's been fairly easy to stop eating snax like muffins and sweetened coffee drinks.

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Conrad - Thanks man. Working hard to make my Oct time in Yosemite very profitable. I want to get in a least one route on El Cap and the Steck Salathe on The Sentinel.

What route is that in Hyalite that you are putting me on? Looks like a mixed route. Rick and I will have to go back next season. We had such an awesome time last January. 8 climbs in 5 days. We weren't even trying very hard. I will definitely be up for some WI4 and harder routes. Last trip was a recon. Now we know where to go and have the lay of the land.

Super stoked to be working toward being fit. Eating good food with plenty of good calories as I am working out hard not just to loose weight.

I did something similar 10 years ago. I just never did get the eating thing right after I got the weight off. Slowly over time the weight came back my energy level drifted lower and lower. Got plans for more adventures. It will be safer, easier, and more fun in my new shape. Which will be less round and more rectangular.

Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
UPDATE! Down 6 pounds and my clothes fit much better. I'm gunna have to start wearing a belt soon. Not just looking at the scale. Getting stronger too. I can feel the difference. Can't weight to get to the crag to do some floating up some bad ass cracks.

Been sick for the last 5 days. Still eating right and not getting into the junk. Eating good food and resting as that is what the doc ordered. Got some kind of viral bronchitis. Really miserable. Hate being sick in bed.

Read a couple of good books though. Savage Arena by Joe Tasker and The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer by David Roberts.

I love to read but I would rather be climbing, working, or working out. Anything than being stuck in bed.

Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Good on you man. Sure is easier climbing weighing less.

Plaid
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Great job Plaidman!

I lost 32 when I left the Pacific Northwet and moved to AZ.

In the last 5 years I have gained about 10 back, 155 was pretty light for me.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Maybe I should move to AZ! No maybe it's a greater challenge staying here and getting it done.

As I lose more weight I hope to get the FFA of this:
It's Not Easy Being Green - La Verde, Oregon
I put this up last year and haven't got it free yet. Good crack, great...
I put this up last year and haven't got it free yet. Good crack, great gear. 100 ft.
Credit: Plaidman
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Less M (mass) can lead to more CS (climbing success).....< M = > CS. Some archaeologists date this formula to the Anasazis. I believe it comes from the DB (Dale Bard) era..
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
That's some crazy math. But I like it. I like it a lot!

Thx Jim for the chuckle. How ya doing on your project? NIAD? Leaving soon?

Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
Update: Down 15 pounds. Feeling good.

Plaid
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 3, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
Good work, Plaid. Keep at it, it'll happen.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
I am ON the path of fitness! Thx for the atta boy Mark. It goes a long way.

I never did have the eating thing down. I am learning everyday how to do it better. And I am finding if I put good stuff into my body I get good stuff out. Like a clear mind and lot's of energy. I have my ups and downs, but mostly up!

Plaid
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 3, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Plaidman, Proud of yo Dude. Few stick it.

Learned that as you exclude the junk food and fast food from your diet, when you do eat it......Body says, "please no!" And when you do partake of the grease, sugar, etc. Body says, "Dude are yo trying to hurt me?"

After a while the fast foods and the huge realm of empty food (and drink)only tempt you when you are hungry and haven't been eating the 6 small Healthy meals a day and keeping hydrated. Water is muy importanta.

Cheering for you and Super glad for your reports. Lynnie
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