View Full Version : waistline is takin a beatin over here

01-16-2004, 04:21 PM
do u guys generally gain weight over the winter? how much? this is my first winter without a job, and i aint sittin here eatin bon bons and drinking chocolate shakes, i went to button my pants this morning, and had to use a little muscle to get the button to the hole, i was like, "what the freak?" i'm workin out like crazy, and my waistline is still takin a beatin. goes to show you, there aint no substitute for being outside, moving around

01-16-2004, 04:42 PM
I hear your pain bobby

I joke with my dad a lot when we get together,
his favorite comeback cracks me up

Rob: "Dad, I'm benching 300 now"
Dad: "yeah, but I bet you can't button a 38"

too funny, I think I got a lot of my humor from the old man.

anyways, to answer your question, yeah, I tend to live like a bear, eat to prepare for winter, and so the gut grow-eth!

01-16-2004, 04:56 PM
Oh yea! It gets harder every passing year to lose the weight also. Used to be in summer I would weigh around 200, winter 215. Now that Im 43 Ive been staying at 220 all year and I always work out even after a hard day (keeps my energy up). If I miss my routine, it is hard to pick it up again. I am going to put my punching bag back up again. I burn off more fat wearing myself out with that.:blob4:

01-16-2004, 04:57 PM
Hey Bobby, are you drinking as much water as you do in the summer. May be the cause. In the summer we drink a lot of water so our bodies sweat more and flush our kidneys more. In the winter if you cut down on the amount of water intake your body stores it longer.

Rich's Lawn Care
01-16-2004, 05:04 PM
Yup in the summer 205 and in the winter 215 to 225.

01-16-2004, 05:29 PM
that is the truth my man, not drinkin hardly any water. been workin out heavily though. i panicked this morning and worked out for over 3 hrs. upped my sittups to 200. i aint stoppin till it's time to do cleanups.

01-16-2004, 05:49 PM
It could be that you are eating a bit more nowdays. Might not be a bad thing if your looking to add some muscle mass.

01-16-2004, 06:36 PM
It could be all the working out that you are doing now to. Not that you are putting on a lot more fat, but the muscle is growing and pushing outwhat chub is there. You see a lot of body builders with bigger guts because of all the carbs (beer) they eat to grow more muscle even though they work out all the time like you are.

01-16-2004, 06:43 PM
I'm trying to keep it under 200 lbs through the winter. It's difficult.

01-16-2004, 06:45 PM
ok rex u may have a point. arms are big, my wife says i no longer have a neck, and my chest is so nice even i cant keep my hands off it. but actually i'm eating less than before. i try to adjust my diet at this time of year. but, i'm also drinkin beer, but not moving as much. i think it's the carbs thing. even coors lite has carbs. maybe, if i just give up food, all of it..........can you live on beer, for like 2 months?

01-16-2004, 07:45 PM
I've been a lazy bum since the season ended. I've gotta start working out, getting back in shape. But I'm not as bad as last year yet. I got pretty fat last winter. I hope this cold weather goes away so I can get out and walk, move around, etc.


hole in one lco
01-16-2004, 07:46 PM
lite beer:D :D

01-16-2004, 07:47 PM
Look into the Atkins Diet, sounds like your diet has way too many carbs in it.

01-16-2004, 08:07 PM
Muscle weighs more than fat and thats a fact!

I work out all winter, cardio, free weights & sauna. I do gain some weight but thats offset by being able to work long hours in the Spring! ;)

01-16-2004, 09:18 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by greensummer
[B]Muscle weighs more than fat and thats a fact!

Unfortunately I don't think that muscle is causing my pants to get tight.:p

01-16-2004, 09:44 PM
yeah it is a struggle but i am really trying to stay under 200 for the winter. i usually go down to 190 or so during the summer working months.

01-16-2004, 09:50 PM
My fighting weight in the summer is 195. I'm pushing 220 now. Damn this cold weather and snow. My New Years resolution was to stop Super Sizing at Mickey Dee's.

01-16-2004, 10:54 PM
Ya, I'm all the way up to 105

01-17-2004, 01:46 AM
HOMER Ya, I'm all the way up to 105
:laugh: LMAO

01-17-2004, 02:00 AM
bobby, the way i deal with the weight gain, is be a fat ass year round. *lol* if being lean and fit means giving up my budlight and pizza then forget that. i can cut whether i'm 240lbs or 200lbs. after all, i'm married.. who do i have to impress?

Doster's L & L
01-17-2004, 02:23 AM
Well, i hate to make y'all feel bad, but i am trying to gain weight. I go to the gym and pump the weights and do protein and eat to my hearts content, but can't seem to hit 170. Maybe i should get off the bud light and drink bud so i get extra carbs.

Bobby, you ever tried Michelob Ultra? It's not bad tasting. It has less carbs than any other light beer out there.

Yard Perfect
01-17-2004, 08:52 AM
Lawnwizard - impress your wife, that way she will remain your wife

01-17-2004, 08:57 AM

old age + beer + snow = girth expansion

01-17-2004, 09:03 AM
Atkins diet would be the worst thing for someone in this type of business......no questions asked. Work in the heat for 9+ hours wihtout any carbs? I think not.

01-17-2004, 09:06 AM
perhaps the new Atkins Diet for Landscapers might work....to be used Nov thru March

01-17-2004, 03:46 PM

The weights are great, but you have to add in the cardio to keep that waistline down. I guess you've lost that girlish figure huh??

01-17-2004, 03:52 PM
actually, mr. gump, i ride a lifecycle everyday, for only 22 minutes, but on a high stress level. then there are the 140 situps daily, but i've now increased it to 200. i'm thinkin its just gotta be the fact that the weightlifting/bike riding is good, but unless you're out moving around, bending, etc, like we are used to doing for 8 hrs a day, it's just not the same. starting monday i'll need to add outside walking/jogging, i dont care how cold it is.

01-17-2004, 04:31 PM
Bobby,you be a funny dude! :p

01-17-2004, 04:45 PM
Bobby's afraid the MILFs at his son's school won't notice him anymore...LOL. And btw, 86 your pal benny...that should lower your stress level and BP a whole lot!

01-17-2004, 10:39 PM
Some refer to this as "dickey-do" syndrome: When your stomache sticks out further than ... you know the rest


With a tool loke mine, I had to put a shed over it

It's all in how you feel about it!

01-17-2004, 10:42 PM
ive gained 40 lbs since summer, up to 230:angry:

01-18-2004, 03:21 AM
Nothing like brisk walking and wearing a backpack blower for 5-7 hours a day doing cleanups in spring to take off a quick 20-25 pounds. Then I ride behind the mower or on the mower the rest of the summer, slowly putting it back on for winter. If I had the time to walk in the summer , I could probably keep it all off. Time is money, so I can live with 20 extra pounds in the winter.Why do tacos and beer taste so good??<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_8_8.gif' border=0></a>

01-18-2004, 09:46 AM
dickey do? scuse me, dont go that far, i'm talkin a bit of flab around the waistline, not a basketball in my stomach. YOU have to put a shed around it? well good for you my man, the lord gave me lots of nice stuff, but that wasn't one of them. as one young lady put it, "it was like goin to an awesome resturaunt, the place looked great, the appetizers were exceptional, service was excellent, but when the main course came, it was very dissapointing." to which i replied, "huh? are you still here, i thought i told you to GET OUT!"

01-18-2004, 10:00 AM
Best thing about summer besides the money is definitely being able to eat anything and everything for me. Winter still happens but just on occasion. I try to step on the scales every couple of days and if I getting a little high, I back off on the food until it gets back down to where it should be. That simple. Just like everything else, you have to monitor things before they get away from you and out of control.