Two a Healthy Life

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Day 73: Man Boobs & Supersize vs. Superskinny

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He said:

One of my goals for the week is to find and go to a dietitian to work on a new diet program for leveling off my weight goals.  As I am nearing my weight loss goals, I understand that there is still work that needs to be done, but I do not have to diet the way I have been going.

There is an embarrassing aspect of my body that I haven’t really gone into in this blog that I can finally go into; man boobs.  The thing I hated about my body the most was the fact that I had man boobs, this is why I never wanted to take my shirt off at the beach and was embarrassed of the way I looked.

One of the goals that kept me going when I was loosing willpower was the thought that one day I wouldn’t be embarrassed of the fact that I had man boobs because I wouldn’t have them.  Yet, even with all the weight I have lost, I still am not satisfied with the way my chest looks.  Even though this is the case, I also do not think that dieting and loosing more weight is the answer anymore.

The plan for here on out is loosening up on my diet (still eating a healthy diet and the right portions), but using this new diet in combination with my running and weight training to help tone and sculpt the body I have now.

Alex and I have talked about the differences for men and women in association with loosing weight and how hard it is for them.  What we have come up with is that while it may be easier for men to loose weight, it is harder to get into a state of fitness that most people associate with being fit.  Women have a harder time loosing the weight from the get go, but somewhere along the way just loosing the weight gets them to where most people would say the are fit and good looking.  Just something to think about.

Keep your chin up…or you’ll run into a lamp post (true story).

She Said:

Today during my run I was feeling some fatigue in my lower back around mile 2.

I looked up some information about this online once I got home and it’s apparently not an uncommon feeling among runners. Doing dead lifts can apparently help with this so I may have to start doing them at the gym if I experience the same feeling on the next couple of runs.

I am feeling really good about my dieting and my ability to stick to the calorie plan but I have yet to mentally push myself to jog past 2.5 miles. I can do 2.5 without a problem so I feel 3 is well within my grasp… I know it is but I always laze out on the last .5 miles.

Current Obsession: I recently discovered the British television show Supersize Vs. Superskinny. The show puts one obese person and one severely underweight in a house together for a few days and they swap diets.

They essentially put together a plate they would normally make for themselves and then trade plates.

It’s interesting to watch the large people deal with having their diets chopped from 3-8,000 calories a day to under 1,000 and watching the skinny people do the opposite.

Some of the skinny people have legitimate food fears – one girl almost started crying when she heard milk being poured into cereal.

What I really like about the show is that it doesn’t just pick on overweight people and it seeks to deglamorize thinness. Severely limiting your calories and being underweight can hurt you just as much in the long run as being obese.

You can get full episodes of the show on youtube and it talks about nutrition and negative aspects of both sides of the coin so I encourage you to check it out if you’re interested.


Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Traveling Latin America for the next six months with just a KLR and my girlfriend. Let the adventures begin!

One thought on “Day 73: Man Boobs & Supersize vs. Superskinny

  1. Really good stuff! Push ups will destroy the ” moobs ” that show sounds really intriguing- thanks

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