#1 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -

I'm sick of the stereotype that all gamers are either Obese greasy neckbeards or malnourished acne ridden nerds. 
 
Falling into this category (minus the neckbeard) and finding out I was insulin resistant I've decided to do something about it. 
After listening to Gary Whitta talk about low carb diets on the tested podcast where you can eat all the bacon, cheese, and beef, chicken and pork you like and lose weight while doing it i've decided to take up the challenge but also incorperate video games by getting my exercise using kinect and its various body wagglin' games. 
 
So far i'm into the second week and I have lost 5.2 pounds! down from 192. I'm a 5'8 male by the way. 
 
Does anyone have any stories to share about staying fit but also fitting a life around videogames and work where you are mainly sedentary? 

#2 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

5'7", 160 lb.

I work out almost everyday, and I would fucking hate myself if I ever got fat and had that fat person smell. I also don't eat like a pig.

EDIT: This is my kind of thread, a thread about fat people.


Grow taller.
#3 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@KaosAngel: You can stay as long as you don't make fun of our rolls.
#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

5'8 or 5'9. 135 pounds. Always been kind of a twig.

#5 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre: Do you eat much though? Bet you're one of the lucky ones with metabolism that is full gear every second
#6 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

6'4", 145 lbs. My metabolism is weird.

#7 Posted by Chop (1964 posts) -

5'8 and 170 last time I checked 
 
Used to weigh around 220 so yeah, even if I'm a bit thick now, I feel fine about it. 

#8 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1855 posts) -
I'm around 5'8 and I'm currently hovering 165 lbs, and the majority of it is muscle. Gaming and working out are easy to balance, man, just do some 10lb curls between loading screens or something.  
 
@PeasantAbuse
: Hey, we short people have rights too you know. Long standing, God-given rights. 
#9 Posted by Subject2Change (2965 posts) -

6'4" 195. I used to be like 160 in HS. I'm turning 25 in a few days. 
 
@Slaker117 said:

6'4", 145 lbs. My metabolism is weird.
 
It slows down, don't worry. And being skinny is a good thing. It might suck when you are younger, but you'll grow up to appreciate it.
#10 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

6'4" - 300lbs. I'd consider myself a healthy person, as in I don't get sick very often, and don't have any medical issues.

#11 Posted by zombie2011 (4941 posts) -

6-3  189 ibs. 
 
Work out 4 times a week.

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

@Zabant said:

@MariachiMacabre: Do you eat much though? Bet you're one of the lucky ones with metabolism that is full gear every second

My metabolism is very fast yeah.

#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -
@SirOptimusPrime
I'm only 5'8", I was just trying to be mean due to what else his post said, and his last blog post.  :)
#14 Posted by Bwast (1334 posts) -
6'3'', 245lbs. That's down from 330 in January. I'm getting there.
#15 Posted by Khann (2612 posts) -

5'3 - 450lb

#16 Posted by Hailinel (22712 posts) -

6'5", between 170-180lbs.

#17 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

5'4 (My people are a short one) and I am 150lbs. 
 
Weight isn't cause I eat too much, I have like 1 meal and a snack a day, my body just conserves the fats due to there never being any goddamn food in my house.  Need to start up on the exercise soon though, not for the looks, I just don't like feeling gross.

#18 Edited by Badhands (399 posts) -

6'00, 165. I do heavy weights 3 times a week and run on the off days. My furthest run is 10 miles and I can bench (max) 190. I wake up and take multivitamins and a protein shake every morning and normally drink another protein shake after my workout. So yeah for the most party I am pretty damn healthy, only thing I need to work on is my problem with not drinking enough water. A little over a year ago I was 205 lbs and never exercised and only drank like mtn dew so I guess the habit of not drinking water has stuck with me.

#19 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

around 5'9 or 5'10 and 170ish pounds. I eat a lot and don't get fat.

#20 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@Bwast: Damn man congrats, that's some serious shift. What plan you on?
#21 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -
@Bwast said:
6'3'', 245lbs. That's down from 330 in January. I'm getting there.

Wow, congrats man.  Keep it up!
#22 Edited by NTM (7034 posts) -

I'm mostly muscular, but I need to work a bit on my core 'cause I have some flab on my love handles. I weigh 230, and I'm 6'0 or 6'1. I feel healthy, and I'm pretty confident in my overall look. And I'm sorry, but I kind of do imagine a very small amount of gamers (on gaming sites) out there that don't look like someone who wants to dress up in cosplay.I do admit I'm probably wrong though.

#23 Posted by MisterMouse (3531 posts) -

6foot 2 inches... 170lbs... play sports regularly and run with my vibrams (toes shoes)

#24 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -

5'10 170lbs 
 
Used to be a boxer back when. Don't work out much anymore but thinking about starting again. Pretty much hover at my prime weight so can't complain really. 

#25 Posted by proggykins (144 posts) -

5'7" 165 lbs. Used to weigh 250, went down to 155, started lifting weights and gained some muscle. Still a little pudgy though.

#26 Posted by WilliamHenry (1195 posts) -

6'6 or 6'7 and 170-180 pounds. Used to skate 4 or 5 times a week for years but its fallen off to a few times a month recently. Really should pick it back up more often as I'm terrified of getting fat.

#27 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TotalEklypse said:
5'10 170lbs  Used to be a boxer back when. Don't work out much anymore but thinking about starting again. Pretty much hover at my prime weight so can't complain really. 
I'm pretty much the same as you and I just sit around on my ass all day playing games and eating :P 
 
#28 Posted by IBurningStar (2145 posts) -

5'9 155lbs. I've put on about 25 pounds in the past two or three years. I really need to exercise more.

#29 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1855 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse: I was trying to make a funny too :(. 
 
I've been seeing his posts too, adn I agree. 
#30 Posted by Harbinger_Of_Hippos (224 posts) -

5'7" - 5'8" and about 175 - 180 pounds. I am a Wolverine and my hatred keeps me warm, but the lard certainly does it's part to help me through the winters.

#31 Posted by ChasingTheSun (71 posts) -

5'6 & 115.

#32 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@TotalEklypse said:
5'10 170lbs  Used to be a boxer back when. Don't work out much anymore but thinking about starting again. Pretty much hover at my prime weight so can't complain really. 
I'm pretty much the same as you and I just sit around on my ass all day playing games and eating :P 
 
 
Yea I have been the same for the last 6 months or so. High metabolism is a bitch some times. Like when I drink.. I don't do it often, but I drink these heavy drinkers under the table and always end up sober. It is a bummer at times.
#33 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

5'10", right now ~175 lbs. 
Haven't worked out in a while, but hopefully going to get back to a fixed schedule soon, so that will probably get me back up to 190 lbs or so.

#34 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (2950 posts) -

5'1, about 230 or so.  It wasn't the games that got me, so much as my obsession with studying and grades back throughout school.  I was pretty in shape when I was younger, but at some point just stopped giving a damn what I looked like, and then the next time I bothered to look, well...

#35 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

5'-11" and 160 pounds. In fact I think I'm too skinny and eat like a madman. What balances it out? good metabolism, no. Not eating carbs, Fuck no gary.  In fact I eat 4 meals a day. 
  

I don't usually exercise although I am trying to start up a routine just purely for gaining weight. 
 
So then what my secret? 
 
I don't eat super processed food. Yes I will have Pizza, Milkshakes, Waffles, Hamburgers with some fries on the side, but I never have any Coke/Pop, cookies, candy(not usually).  
 
You got it wrong Gray, you should eat carbs, but you should know that there are different kinds of carbs out there;, and this is coming from someone that has a Biochemistry background. Now go "lead" a bunch of your sheep in something else you don't know anything about. 

#36 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad: It's a bad mindset but that is what motivated me. I wanted to look in shape again like I did when I was 16-18 and the only way that is going to happen is if I do something about it.
#37 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@StaticFalconar: No need to be a jackass about it. If you think pizza and waffles are fine and the meat in hamburgers is not processed I have some news for you.
#38 Posted by SadPatrol (494 posts) -

170 lb 6'2" used to be 225

#39 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

5'9", 158; I gots to super slim down though. maybe 125 or something

#40 Posted by RTSlord (1195 posts) -

6'6 180 lbs

#41 Posted by supermike6 (3523 posts) -

5'11" 145 pounds; still growing though.

#42 Posted by Video_Game_King (34613 posts) -

I guess. I can't really post my height and weight, since my powers generally allow me to change it to whatever the fuck I want.
 
@CL60 said:

I eat a lot and don't get fat.
I know that. I can eat an entire pizza and not put on a single pound. In fact, I have.
#43 Posted by ajamafalous (11592 posts) -

6'3" 150

Metabolism is super fast.

#44 Edited by Aetheldod (3342 posts) -

Im going to be the dude who breaks the trend and actually use a 1 to 1 ratio of measurement  (the one that actually make sense :P)
Im 1.72 meters and I weight 105 kilograms .... yep I am overweight by 35 kilos , and have a nasty belly to prove it :\  so yeah I fit the stereotype alright.

#45 Edited by JJWeatherman (14485 posts) -

6'2" and about 185 lbs.

Also: What's wrong with neckbeards? You've offended Europeans everywhere, sir.

Edit: OK, I posted this a month ago, but there's no way that was accurate considering I just weighed myself and I'm 168 lbs. *shrugs*

#46 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@Aetheldod: Only makes sense if people understand you. I could have said I was 13stone which is the usual way we do it here in the UK but come on....
#47 Edited by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@Zabant said:

@StaticFalconar: No need to be a jackass about it. If you think pizza and waffles are fine and the meat in hamburgers is not processed I have some news for you.

I never said I was a level 10 vegan that doesn't eat anything processed. So the news better be you're an idiot. 
#48 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@Zabant said:

@Aetheldod: Only makes sense if people understand you. I could have said I was 13stone which is the usual way we do it here in the UK but come on....

stone is the worst measurement I have ever seen, bar none. and I live in the land of inches and feet (which are terrible)

#49 Posted by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:

6'2" and about 185 lbs.

Also: What's wrong with neckbeards? You've offended Europeans everywhere, sir.

#50 Edited by Zabant (1223 posts) -
@StaticFalconar: Oh ok you're also an asshole, thanks for clarifying. Moving on.