Restarting after a couple dozen failure's

Giant48

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Hey my name is Serdar, 36 years old, İ've been here previously on other accounts during 2014-2015 had a great run back than got from 155+kg's to 94's with great discipline, support from my friends and this community. Kept it around like 2-3 years until mid 2017 where i had a muscle torn on my left upper leg. Not being able to do sports lost my discipline on food as well and gained back a lot of weight back than which made my left leg injury worse hitting my left knee with all the extra weight and entered a bad cycle which i kept gaining weight and my left leg keep getting worse.
Had been trying to lose weight again and done some tries, but failed on those due to sometimes emotional, sometimes physiological setbacks. Now im further back than where i started around 175kg+ with a nasty shoulder pain probably due to some tendon damage and some nerve damage on my left arm from my left elbow to my fingers. İ know what i am supposed to do what i am supposed to eat how to start exercising and open up my clogged gears and muscles.
Was supposed to start last week made a huge social media shout out and all, but saw my self failing from like 3rd day losing to my cravings, losing my discipline, so here i am planning to mark this day 21.09.2022 one month before my birthday as a fresh start and a new page for the 2nd term of my life and looking for an accountability buddy and what better place to look for other than hive where people keep supporting you.
Had been commuting to work via taxi usually last few years. Going to start walking 20 mins to metro station and walk another 5 from station to office and gonna try to do some 10-15 mins walks between workhours twice a day.( we have a nice campus with decent greenery)
Planning to start with foundation light and maybe some light cardio 20-30 min low tempo walks or maybe some horizontal bike action due to my back pain. And ofcourse try to fix my diet. Give up ordering and try to do some self cooking at home.
İt's nice to be back again ^^
 
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Giant48

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20 min walk around the campus. Done the morning session
Found out that i need to strengthen my core
Had a backpain after like 10-12 minutes probably due to my weight but completed up to 20 minutes.
Any Advices on strengthening the core without elbow or arm planks ?
Done Arms of steel chair edition day-1
Looked out some programs and decided to go with Vitality as a starter instead of foundation light since there are no ground exercises
Lunch
Cup of Green bean soup,
some meat( around 100gr's) cooked with garniture (carrots potatoes bell peppers)
rice around 100 gr cooked with trace amounts of olive oil
And yoghurt 100-150 gr's

Dinner
around 100 gr boiled vegetables( brocoli, cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts)
200 gr's of grilled chicked
around 100gr rice cooked with trace amounts of olive oil
and Ayran( a drink made out of yoghurt)
with 2 small slices of watermelon

Couldnt start vitality last night lost my self on computer screen ^^ need to fix it asap
 
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Froud

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Hi Serdar,

This path is not easy, not straight and with a lot of obstacles but we are here together.

I followed Pilates classes for 3 years (quite a long time ago) and the exercises helped me to straighten my core. But at some point, planks and sit-ups are good.
Try to tight all your inner muscles towards your spinal cords (as you would like to crush a nut) while you inhale, and relax when you exhale, then do this while walking and swimming and whatever... it is baby steps, but it might be a good start.
 

Giant48

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Hi Serdar,

This path is not easy, not straight and with a lot of obstacles but we are here together.

I followed Pilates classes for 3 years (quite a long time ago) and the exercises helped me to straighten my core. But at some point, planks and sit-ups are good.
Try to tight all your inner muscles towards your spinal cords (as you would like to crush a nut) while you inhale, and relax when you exhale, then do this while walking and swimming and whatever... it is baby steps, but it might be a good start.
Thx for the Advice once more i stepped in to this path knowing how hard it is thanks for being around
 

Giant48

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22.09.2022
Talked with a friend of mine who is about to join national team for body building stuff (apparently that is a thing)
Gonna start working out with him and have my meals planned by him starting october 1st so think ill do vitality until then

Breakfast
Took the lazy way out and had a sandwich at work cafeteria had some sort of Cheddar with spicy sausage with tea ( i know its bad )

İt was rainy today so had to take the public transport all the way from home to work (Bus + subway) so no walking during commute today
İt is still raining so couldnt do my workhours walkout yet

Lunch
Had some sort of noodle soup which i cannot translate right now
With 120-150 gr of meatballs and some beans as side dish
there was a desert which i like very much and i managed to skip it ^^ that's a big success
total calorie count is 870 kcal

Arms of steel Chair Edition day 2 completed
Caught a window of opportunity to walk around for 15-20 mins around the campus

Workout Streak: 2 Days
Dinner
Meatballs with side boiled vegetables
a cup of rice
with some green salad
 
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TopNotch

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"Motivation is temporary. Discipline is forever."
That sandwich doesn't sound bad to me. Don't think of any food as bad. There are merely some that you should eat less often. Denying yourself just make you want things more - no fun. And don't forget to eat the right number of calories - too low is almost as bad as too high.
 

Giant48

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That sandwich doesn't sound bad to me. Don't think of any food as bad. There are merely some that you should eat less often. Denying yourself just make you want things more - no fun. And don't forget to eat the right number of calories - too low is almost as bad as too high.
not counting calories yet just shared the info cause its out there on the menu.
When i started last year with the same guy i had started around with like 3800-3900 and was going lower as i was losing weight mostly from pure fat while trying to keep my muscle mass with weight training in the gym. Had a cheat meal each week even some alcohol
So taking low calories shouldnt be a problem most likely both me and the dude knows the risks and dangers of low calories
İt was going pretty smooth which failed when i had a nasty covid case that left some spots in my lungs and i sort of gave up the routine.
 

Giant48

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23.09.2022
Did oversleep today so had to take a taxi to the office so no walking during commute to work
Breakfast
For the same reason had a sandwhich with cheddar, lettuce and some ham at work cafeteria

Arms of Steel chair edition day 3 done before lunch

Lunch
Creamed mushroom soup
Chicken saute with bell peppers and tomatoes
120 gr of jasmine rice
green salad

Walked for 20 mins during a break at work

Dinner
Same as usual
meatballs with boiled vegetables
rice and green salad

workoutstreak 3 days
 
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Giant48

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24.09.2022
Breakfast
Made a sandwich with cottage cheese , tomatoes bell pepper
and ate it with olives some cucumber with tea

Lunch
grilled chicken with brokoli and curry flavored rice

Dinner
Same as usual
meatlballs with boiled vegetables, rice and green salad

Didn't workout today
Did some cleaning around the house felt like a decent exercise
İt was raining so couldnt go out to walk

by the way forgot to mention got a scale that weighs up to 200 kg and found out my weight on thursday 21.09.2022 apparently i was 176,6 Kg gonna start checking my weight weekly to see some sort of progress
 

Giant48

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Guardian from Ankara-Turkey
Posts: 18
25.09.2022
Breakfast
Made a sandwich with cottage cheese , tomatoes bell pepper
and ate it with olives some cucumber with tea

Lunch
grilled chicken with rice and a green salad

Dinner
Same as usual
grilled chicken with boiled vegetables, rice and green salad

Did some basic warm up and some stretching
 

Giant48

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Guardian from Ankara-Turkey
Posts: 18
26.09.2022

No breakfast today gonna do some intermittent fasting for a couple of days

Walked to subway station for like 20 minutes

Lunch

Lentil Soup,
Meatballs cooked with some veggies (Carrots and potatoes)
120 gr of pasta with tomato paste

Walked for 20 mins around the campus
Skipped one subway station and walked an extra 1.5-2 Km's to the next one on my way to home

Dinner
Same as usual
meatballs with boiled vegetables, rice and green salad

Workout streak 6 days
 
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Giant48

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Guardian from Ankara-Turkey
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27.09.2022
Breakfast

Finally a decent meal with 2 boiled eggs some cucumber and some peppers with a bit of oatmeal and home made peanut butter

Walked to subway station for 15-20 minutes, got off one station earlier and added another 1.5-2 Kms to walking distance on my commute to work

Did another 15 minutes walk around the campus after a 2 hours break.
Did Arms Of Steel Chair Edition Day 4 on lbl 1

Lunch
Lentil soup, some rice cooked with pea's and meat wrapped in boiled and sauteed eggplant with some yoghurt
Done Another walking session for 15 minutes
Gonna get a smart watch soon and hopefully count Steps and gonna report total walking distance/time and steps at the end of day instead of posting it after every session

Walked another 15-20 minutes to the next subway station and came back home now its dinner time

Dinner


Grilled chicken with boiled vegetables green salad and rice with 2 small slices of watermelon as dessert
 
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Giant48

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28.09.2022
Woke up at 7.30
Did a Universal Warm-up as the first thing before even going to kitchen to boil eggs :LOL:

Breakfast
Two Boiled eggs, one cucumber, 1 pepper, half of a big tomato with some low fast curd cheese

Took a sick leave today due to my ear infection.
Lunch
Had Meatballs with brocoli and rice

Met up with my PT friend who won the turkey championship on the fitness category and did some planning about meals and workouts walked to some cafe like 15 minutes away also on my return home as well

Dinner
Had grilled chicken with boiled vegetables rice and green salad

This next part gonna be my meal plan for 1 week starting saturday im thinking of using different seasonings to make it non monatonous

1 spoon of olive oil first thing i wake up (around 10 gr's)10gr zeytin yağı

First meal(7-10)
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon
Himalayan salt 1gr


2.meal(10-14)
Rice 100gr
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 150gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

3.meal (14-18)
Rice 100gr
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 150gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

4.meal (18-21)
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon (istiyorsan)
Himalayan salt 1gr

5.meal (21-24)
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 300gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

Any time between 7.00-24.00
100gr unprocessed nuts total
(caju almonds-walnuts-nuts-)
Green Tea

planning walking around 40 mins total a day since im in sort of recovery mode and gonna start with physiotherapy like exercises with a plates band

Also gonna keep doing this log ^^ Ty for all your support guys!.
 
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Giant48

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Guardian from Ankara-Turkey
Posts: 18
29.09.2022
Woke up at 7.15
Did universal warm up after drinking a cup of water
Breakfast
2 boiled eggs with some green pepper cucumber, tomatoes and low fat curd cheese

On my commute to work according to google fit
24 mins walking time 2.5k steps 2.1 km's Distance

Lunch
doner kebab around 120-130 Gr's with yoghurt and some breadsticks
Also Tarhana soup (Traditional turkish soup)
With 2 slices of Baklava(Traditional turkish dessert )

Walked around the campus for 15 minutes
On my commute back to home skipped one station and walked another 15 minutes.

Dinner
Meatlballs (165 Gr) with boiled veggies and green salad with 2 slices of watermelon
 
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Giant48

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Guardian from Ankara-Turkey
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30.09.2022
Woke up at 7.10 am
Weighed my self
175,3 kg :LOL: 1,3 kg's lost past week
BMİ 52,3 down from 52,7
Body Fat Ratio %46,7 down from 46,9
Small but its progress

Did universal Warm-up after a cup of water and 1 spoon of olive oil
Breakfast
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon
Himalayan salt 1gr

Walked 25 minutes on my commute to work total 2,23 km 2500 steps

Lunch

Vegetable soup
Beans,
Rice,
Cacık( a cold soup like dish made out of yoghurt and cucumbers)

walked for 32 minutes around the campus on very low tempo
2,2 km's 2600 steps

Dinner

The usual meatballs with boiled veggies and green salad



Had a PT friends birthday so went a bit loose on the last day before the program starts had some cake and 2 beers
 
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Giant48

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Posts: 18
01.10. 2022

This next part gonna be my meal plan for 1 week starting today im thinking of using different seasonings to make it non monatonous

1 spoon of olive oil first thing i wake up (around 10 gr's)

First meal(7-10)
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon
Himalayan salt 1gr


2.meal(10-14)
Rice 100gr
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 150gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

3.meal (14-18)
Rice 100gr
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 150gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

4.meal (18-21)
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon (istiyorsan)
Himalayan salt 1gr

5.meal (21-24)
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 300gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

Any time between 7.00-24.00
100gr unprocessed nuts total
(caju almonds-walnuts-nuts-)
Green Tea

Went out for a dance night but didnt dance at all tho it was 50 mins walking back and forth so did my daily workout
Done all the positive Stuff :hug:
 

Giant48

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Guardian from Ankara-Turkey
Posts: 18
02.10. 2022
Woke up done daily universal warm up and prepared all the food for the day Which is ^^ right now im eating my second meal gonna get out to buy some ZMA supplement and maybe do some shopping

1 spoon of olive oil first thing i wake up (around 10 gr's)

First meal(7-10)
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon
Himalayan salt 1gr
Done

2.meal(10-14)
Rice 100gr
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 150gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr
done

3.meal (14-18)
Rice 100gr
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 150gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

4.meal (18-21)
2 whole eggs
Red pepper 50gr
oat meal 50gr
Banana 100gr
Cinnamon 1 tea spoon (istiyorsan)
Himalayan salt 1gr
Had up to my 4th meal gonna go out for a walk now if its not raining

5.meal (21-24)
Turkey 100gr
Olive oil 10gr (added to rice or turkey)
Zuccihini 300gr
cucumber 50gr
green pepper 50gr
himalayan salt 2gr

Any time between 7.00-24.00
100gr unprocessed nuts total
(caju almonds-walnuts-nuts-)
Green Tea
 
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