Hey guys I am looking for some advice.
Me and my brother are trying to lose some weight. We want this to be permanent and a lifestyle change. We have started already but I would like to get some input from others about what we have done so far and what we should do and/or change.
Currently I am a 20 yr old student. 6ft tall 247lbs. I started to make a change in October 06'. I went from 280lbs October 1st to 247lbs on March 19th. 33lbs in a little more then 5 months. On 3/30/06 I was 289lbs.
My brother is a 24 yr old union construction worker. 5ft 11" 254lbs. Started on January 24th at 272lbs and now weighs 254lbs. 18lbs in about 2 months.
Neither of us smoke or drink any alcohol.
We both have road bikes and have a membership to the gym. We have been going to the gym 4 days a week and lifting weights. The four day split was...
Recently we switched to 4 days a week of 20-25 minutes on the elliptical. Not sure if that is better or worse.
It is currently cold and snowy in NY but when it warms up we will definately be adding riding our bikes.
Thats the exercise part. As far as diet. We go food shopping every sunday. Here is our general shopping list. This is to last 1 full week for the both of us. This is open to change.
Cereal – Fiber One Honey Clusters or Kashi Go Lean Crunch
Bread – Weight Watchers Multi Grain Bread
Cold Cuts – Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham (Total of about 2lbs)
Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
Sugar Free Jelly ( the PB&J is for my brother. It is easy to make, is cheap and lasts a long time. He works 12 hours a day in construction so I am not sure if PB&J sandwiches are that bad for him. I do not eat peanut butter because I usually am sitting at a desk at school. Is the PB&J that bad?)
Smart Life – Veggie Protein Chili
Boneless Chicken Breast
Boca burgers - Original
Beans – Bush’s Maple Cured Bacon
Fat Free Sour Cream
Iced Tea – Lipton Diet Lemon
Skim Chocolate Milk
Instant Pudding or Jello – Fat free Sugar free
On top of that list there is also all fruits. Banana, Apple, Plum, watermelon, melons, pear, peach, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, ect... Frozen vegetables. String beans, broccoli, peas, ect.. And other beans. Black, pinto, chick peas, navy, ect....
I would guess we probably need to eat more lettuce as it usually comes down to maybe 1 salad a week each for the both of us.
I would like for us to both loose more weight. I think we did pretty good through the winter and as it warms up hopefully things will move a little faster.
I tried to be as thorough as possible. If there are any questions or specifics feel free to ask.
Any input for our exercise or shopping list would be appreciated. Thanks