Hey guys I saw this thread and it reminds me of my brother (the one in the #3Marbury jersey)....
He did some religious fast/diet and ended up losing 40lbs but during the middle of the fast (which runs like a good 30-40 days) somehow we think it triggered a "psychotic" episode (or was atleast part of what triggered it). He will be 28 exactly a month from today, never had ANY sort of mental health problems or issues in his life and out of no where this just happened now he is in a psych Ward at a local hospital for probably the next few days till he gets stable (he should be fine, he is just wicked manic and bipolar has a history on my fathers side of the family I guess).
I mean we also lost both grandparents within 6 weeks last summer, he and his wife had their first baby exactly 4 months ago, etc so there's other contributing factors it seems but point is don't put your body under too much stress......take it easy and stay healthy. Thought I share this incase it can somehow help anyone here when looking at dieting, etc
Good luck and
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Sorry about the loses of the grandparents, thats a life changing event; I didn't handle mines too well so you're right about the stress.
Yeah thanks Metro I appreciate it.....
It just came out of no where (my brother becoming "manic") and the biggest change that happened right before was this fasting/diet thing he was doing....who knows if it triggered something in him or what....but that's why I brought it up just so ppl don't over do it with diets and what not because it can impact you negatively. I am pretty sure there has to be other factors (I.e. grandparents passing, new baby, etc) but Im no doctor, all I know is my brother is a college grad, doesn't do drugs, never had any mental health issues and all the sudden he is in a friggin psych ward and the biggest change prior was his diet so everyone take it easy and lets enjoy a Celtic ass kicking tonight!!!!
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I haven't posted on this site in months because I was irritated at some people on the forum and I've been busier due to being in college now, but I decided to take a look this afternoon and see what you guys are up to.
In case you all missed it, I haven't been healthy my entire life. Ive always been overweight and sluggish. In October, I was sick and did nothing but eat. I ended up at around 235 pounds. In November, I decided to make a change for myself and do something. It started with going to the gym everyday
I checked myself in the scale last week and i weighed 218. I lost 17 pounds in a matter of months. I beat the Freshman 15, and I'm not stopping.
Admittingly, my diet isn't stellar, and I seldom eat fruit. But the most important thing I did was quit putting **** into my body on a consistent basis; like Metro said, moderation is key. My diet is alright and it doesn't suck. I quit eating red meat, white bread, quit drinking soda, really cut back on fried foods, and started calorie counting. The Myfitnesspal app was very helpful to me in this. If I eat burgers, I'm eating veggie and turkey burgers. If I'm eating anything fried, it's probably sweet potato fries. I also eat things like tuna wraps, chicken salads, granola, greek yogurt, nuts, and so on. I do mostly cardio with muscle every now and then; most of the fat is on my stomach so I'm trying my best to focus on abs. I'm starting to get into running, albeit progress is slow and steady. Hoping to do a 5K this summer when I get back to Vegas, although in 115 degree heat that may not be a good idea. Also during the summer I plan on playing basketball again and doing something like ballroom dancing to keep myself active.
Once I month I go for a cleanse and drink Blueprint juice. Here is the website [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
It's a bit pricey considering it's $10 a bottle and you're having one every day, but remember this is taking the place of a meal. It's nutritious and tastes great and leaves me feeling more energetic throughout the day. You can pick it up at Whole Foods; I usually shop at the one at the Bowery at the 2nd Ave F Train station.
And as for humans not needing to eat meat, Metro you're absolutely right. That has been proven; plenty of my vegan/vegetarian friends have told me this before as further justification for their lifestyle. Do your body right and it loves you back. I don't think I could give white meat up, though.
Anything I'm missing in my diet/daily routine? Hope y'all are doing well.
How many times in the week do you workout?
How long and intense are these workouts?
How many hours a day are you sleeping?
Between what time in the day you start eating and what time in the day do you stop eating?
How many times in the week do you workout? Typically 4-5 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday or Sunday or both.
How long and intense are these workouts? Moderate, Since I still feel like I'm in the initial stages of getting fit and burning fat. Treadmill for usually 30-40 min depending on how I'm feeling, mixing brisk walking with jogging. Then exercise bike for 20 min at a consistent moderate pace. Then I work on the weight machines. I heard dumbbells are the best option though; I don't have a consistent muscle workout, unfortunately.
How many hours a day are you sleeping? 6-7 on the weekdays, 8-9 on the weekends.
Between what time in the day you start eating and what time in the day do you stop eating? On the weekdays I start at 10:30, eat lunch at around 2, and dinner at around 9. Some snacking in between. I used to have a problem with late night snacking but I'm getting better at it.