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<b>Hello,<br><br><br><br>
On Saturday night, I decided that I must get in shape and lose weight because I am in poorer health than most of my peers. So, I am very new to this board but my friend Caty has been a vegetarian for years so I got inspired. A little bit about me: I'm 20 years old, 6 feet 2 inches, I love the Lord, and I wish to be a Network Engineer when I graduate from college. In college, I am studying Computer Engineering Technology, which for you geeks out there, is basically just Electrical Engineering with a certain emphasis on networking. My university has a very confusing name but it is "Indiana-University Purdue-University of Fort Wayne, IN (IPFW). I am in school on the purdue side at this university.<br><br><br><br>
My goals for the future. I want to lose weight... So I started a diet but don't really know what to eat... I still crave for a big honking juicy Cheddar Burger.<br><br><br><br>
I also have started to jog more and get a little bit more active than what I use to be. I also am going to the gym to lift weights.<br><br><br><br>
I do need help on starting on a diet that would be appropriate for me. I don't want to cut out a ton of calories and that instantly... It may cause my body to freak out. Any suggestions? I'm 6 feet 2 inches and weigh approx. 245 or 275.. By the looks of it I do believe it is 275. I didn't get a good glimpse at the scale.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Eric</b>
 

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Hi Eric,<br><br>
Welcome!<br><br>
A calorie deficit of 500 calories a day will lead you to success, with your combination of healthier eating and exericse. Calories really add up, so little changes will show great results - and 500 calories isn't really all that much. Half from the jog, half from 'better' options... It sounds like you're on the right track! Especially throwing weight training in the mix.<br><br><br><br>
If you need further assitance, feel free to hit me with a PM. I'm currently studying to be an RD, and I'm sure can help you out. You sound like you're on the right track.<br><br><br><br>
About 'getting a good glimpse of the scale', i recommend going by how you feel and how your clothes are fitting. With your training, your muscle mass might confuse / discourage you.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Welcome! Sounds like you're off to a good start. The key is to find replacements for the things you used to eat, that way you don't feel deprived. And there are replacements for just about everything!<br><br><br><br>
I lost quite a bit of weight (78 pounds, have since gained most of it back) eating Subway (veggie delite or salad) and Chinese food (rice, broccoli, and tofu - all steamed) and walking a few miles per day.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I wish you luck with your weight loss goals!
 
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