Blog: Monday

April 22nd, 2013 11:58
Today is Monday, the 22nd of April 2013 and I guess now is a good a time as any to get something done about my weight.

The truth is that I have a fairly unhealthy relationship with food. I am not one of those people cursed with a low metabolism or anything, I just simply love cooking and eating food, and I tend to get a little carried away.

When Albert and I started out Pugcast some months ago I actually made a decision that I would need to lose weight for a good number of reasons. First of all it generally sucks being fat, finding clothes, going to the beach or in a pool always feels wrong, and feeling wrong is a stupid way to live your life. I guess most people who are overweight know why they are, and know what it would take to change, but actually making that change is for some reason more difficult than it seems. I too know what it is I need to do, eat less, exercise more.

But there is also another reason why I want to get more healthy, which has to do with casting and E-sports. I trust that one day my phone will ring and its Gabe Newell on the other end asking me to be part of a casting team for the CS:GO international, and on that day, I want to be able to go on stage and feel great. Nobody really wants to watch a caster on camera who doesn't look comfortable there.

There is also the fact that E-sports in general has a continuous battle on its hands to distance itself from the less attractive image of the pale and unhealthy person who never sees sunlight and lives off cheetos. Alright that might be a slight exaggeration, but I am sure you know where I am going with this. A life involved with E-sports shouldn't be synonymous with an unhealthy lifestyle, so I want to do my part in setting an example.

Most importantly though, I want to be the one pasha is flirting with at LAN events:

Seriously though, here is the deal, in two months I will announce how much weight I've managed to lose in that time, and you all will have to try and guess what that number is. I will see if I can't find something to give away to one or several of the winners too.

Of course anyone who wants to join me on this is more than welcome, let the fun begin !
Good luck with your project! I'm sure you'll make it ;-)
2013-04-22 12:05
Wow. GLHF Anders!
2013-04-22 12:07
Portugal picc 
I recommend you to read my blogs. Good luck.
2013-04-22 12:17
NiKo | 
Serbia NESi [w] =D
2013-04-22 12:47
Portugal picc 
2013-04-22 13:32
hahaha xD
2013-04-22 12:18
Gl Anders ! :) Would be awesome if you kept us updated here, since You're easily one of the best caster of CS:GO imo :)!
2013-04-22 12:23
Been throught this. Good luck to you. Didn't you lose few kgs/lbs already? (you once mentioned in your cast). Keep going! P.S- A public announcement, now you should be more motivated for the task!
2013-04-22 12:25
I have already lost a fair bit yeah =) - And yes indeed, it is too late to chicken out now :D
2013-04-22 12:32
Albania Heavon 
Start fasting and eat healthy while doing it and use this:
2013-04-22 15:14
I'm looking forward to see your results in 2 months. I'm in the same boat as you, though not as much overweight as you (seen on the stream - this is not intended to be a personal attack or harassment). So yeah, I'm looking forward to what your result will be, and how you lost the weight (which program etc., as you didn't mention it). It really takes some motivation to keep going with the work out and less eating. Good luck, Anders!
2013-04-22 12:26
No offense taken at all, I wouldn't have made this post if I didn't want to talk about it =) What I will probably do the most is using my punching bag, I used to do boxing, and riding my bike. Not really a program as such, but they are things I enjoy doing, and I think that is a good kind of motivation.
2013-04-22 12:36
That's great. I'm riding my racing cycle during spring/summer to keep my form and lose weight. My goal is to have an avg. kilometer amount of like 50km. each ride. Also going to the gym 2-3 times a week which surely helps as well.
2013-04-22 12:43
I also gained a bit of a chubby belly, with some support of my girlfriend I joined her in her martial arts training. After running 6 laps with 20 KG dumbbells and doing 100 sit ups and pushups and throwing up two times, I am on my way! We can all do this with a bit of motivation.
2013-04-22 20:10
Good luck mate
2013-04-22 12:52
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Good luck, I hope to lose a few pounds and get healthier myself
2013-04-22 12:59
aaahhh... there you are. cu @shootmania :D
2013-04-22 13:34
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
2013-04-22 13:45
GL!, I also started going to the gym last monday, started a diet, not to loose weight, but to gain some and become like pasha xD(i am a bit skinny).
2013-04-22 13:08
What is your weight?
2013-04-22 13:35
59kg @ 178cm
2013-04-22 13:39
You're skinny, almost underweight.
2013-04-22 13:56
I think under 54/53 kg for my height is underweight, but yea, not a big guy xD
2013-04-22 14:07
I started with 59kg at 170cm and I was super skinny. I still am but I'm at 64kg now. Started working out in last october. Just eat more.
2013-04-22 14:10
Well i guess that also depends on what body type a person is :) But yea, 2.7K~ calories on training days and 2.3K~ on rest days
2013-04-22 14:11
You could eat even more if you wanted to. :)
2013-04-22 16:59
I am stuffed from 11 to 22, afraid i'm gonna explode haha, i would eat more if i could :)
2013-04-22 17:26
2013-04-22 14:10
a bit
2013-04-22 13:59
uff thats low kgs :D im 170 and i have 65 (used to have like 60 before i stopped training). btw how can i diet helps you get kgs? i always thought diet are only for loosing kgs and that if you want to get them you should just eat a lot of unhealthy food :D
2013-04-22 14:00
With diet i meant control what i'm eating. I want to gain weight, but also become more lean muscular, which is hardly achieved by eating junk food :D
2013-04-22 14:09
"diet" = "nutrition"
2013-04-22 14:09
Australia c7mp 
Good luck anders
2013-04-22 13:41
Good Luck!
2013-04-22 13:43
You can still eat more and exercise. The goal is not to eat less but to consume less calories. You can spend your 2000 calories eating a few puddings or you can have 10 healthy salads and still reach less than 1000 calories. Eat healthy and keep a track of what you consume and exercise. Do a bit of cardio probably interval training and build muscle so the fat does not get back to you when you're on a holiday or just lying about. Good luck!
2013-04-22 13:49
I think technically you are right, but the amount I was eating is nowhere near 2000 calories, maybe more like 8k. I guess that is technically still possible to exercise off, but I do need time for casting too :D
2013-04-22 13:55
As if you would eat 8000 kalories a day. lol..
2013-04-22 13:57
That's easy. Just eat really unhealthy.
2013-04-22 14:34
There is no healthy and unhealthy food.
2013-04-22 14:35
Denmark wynn 
There's not?!
2013-04-22 16:27
Hm no, there is not? Just think about it. If you eat a burger from McDonalds, do you think there is only stuff in there that is total garbage for your body? No it's not. You need the things that are in there. It's obviously unhealthy to eat fast food 3 times a day every day but yeah eating ONLY tomatoes wouldn't be good either. It's just a matter of dosing.
2013-04-22 17:01
Denmark wynn 
Well, there's good and bad both carbohydrates, fat and even proteins, so essentially there's very much "good" and "bad" or "healthy" and "unhealthy" food. So sorry for the first reply, couldn't help myself ;) And you could very well go without what's in a hamburger, sugary drinks or saturated fat like butter and cream. Most just choose not to, by spending money on e.g. soft drinks instead of vegetables. But aye, you very much need a bit of everything - just not the "bad" kinds of everything ;) If you e.g. go for a bit more protein than general (higher satiety), skip sugary fluids entirely (dat bad, bad sugar: ) and go for primarily a high fiber content with vegetables, potatoes, pasta, rice, etc. as carbohydrates and not sugar and then you're on the right path, so to say, where exercise will contribute mainly due to physical fitness and condition and not very much due to actual burning of calories (which is what the food/diet in itself should take care of the main part of). Btw., best of luck to Anders! Should we try to guess the weight loss now or in two months? :)
2013-04-22 17:40
Good Luck Anders!You should try Atkins /other similar low-carbohydrate diets. When done right you don't even need to exercise and you can eat well, yet still losing fat. But exercise obviously highly recommended still :D
2013-04-22 13:58
"I want to be the one pasha is flirting with at LAN events" Haha! Good luck on changing up your lifestyle.
2013-04-22 14:04
You know that you do too :D
2013-04-22 14:14
good luck! actually its your own choice, either you live like you live now (embarrassed about your overweight and its normal, everyone would be) or you change (change may take up to 6 months but not more if you try hard) and have a life you wanted for the rest of your life. 6 months of your life (basically nothing + you are still doing everything you want meanwhile except less eating ;D) is all it takes to be happier in the future. so to all overweighted people...just start now, if you dont find the time now its unlikely you will find it when you will be older (+ less motivation when youre older). im just interested in why you eat that much? cuz youre hungry or hello i can eat now so i will (dont understand cuz i have never really been overweight)?
2013-04-22 14:06
This is actually a pretty good question. I think for me its probably a terrible habbit that has developed over time. I love cooking food and I am pretty good at it, and before I started casting it was already around maybe midday 12:00 / 13:00 a'clock on a given day, I would start thinking about what I could make for dinner later. I think part of the reason I am already doing fairly well is because I now spend my time thinking about casting CS:GO and just generally have less room to worry about food. There is also another reason that I will get into in a later blog post =)
2013-04-22 14:12
Just cook with less fat and whatnot. You have to have a deficit which is obvious. Maybe 400 kalories deficit every day. Sign up at a gym and go there every 2nd day (3-4 times a week) and it's fine. Don't try to cardio off your kalories. If the gym tells you to do cardio, leave the gym. Eat better instead and do weight lifting. And please, don't do stuff that CPV1 wrote down there nor anything else which is like starving. You still can eat tons of fruits and veggies every day just have your deficit and you will loose weight. Drink 3 liters of water every day. WATER! Try to eat things with lots of protein. Simple as that. edit: Since it's getting warmer, go swimming a lot if you feel to. It burns tons of kalories but still do you workout. :)
2013-04-22 17:15
All you have to do is exercise hard every day. No matter the weather, lack of time, tiredness of all day streaming, etc ... Wake up with only one thought: “Today, I'll do more and better to reach my target”. 90% of people can’t do this. And they will be always fat, sick and unhappy. So, can u do this?
2013-04-22 14:14
Actually after I had written this blog post I went outside to start out, and it was raining. But I decided to just ignore it and got off some decent exercise, I guess in 2 months we will know for sure if I have what it takes to stick with it =)
2013-04-22 14:16
1. Get an adderall prescription. 2. Take up smoking. 3. Drink small cups of black coffee throughout the day. 4. Take one shot of wheatgrass juice a day. 5. If you ever feel weak or de-energised take a maximum dose of vitamin B. 6. Take aspirin and caffeine tablets to speed things up if needed. 7. Don't eat or drink anything other than what I have listed above. 8. Sleep as little as possible. It works for me.
2013-04-22 14:17
9. Make a heart transplant Do you want to kill him?
2013-04-22 14:23
These are all techniques used by models and anorexics to stay skinny. I'm pretty sure they know about this better than anyone.
2013-04-22 14:34
I think Anders doesn't want to get as skinny as ill people and models, but just get in good shape. These are two quite different things. Also he said he loves food, which he still can eat when losing weight. Anyway Anders, I love your shows together with Albert and for me it doesn't matter how you look like (I think it wasn't that bad), but I do support you in doing this. I wish you best of luck in losing weight, I know it can be a tough quest. One little advice is to get a pull-up bar in your doorway, and pull yourself up everytime you're near. In the end, together with some good excercise and food, you'll look like pasha.
2013-04-22 14:41
2013-04-22 17:07
Why am I an idiot?
2013-04-22 17:26
i hope you are trolling
2013-04-22 19:19
You cannot deny that the technique I have outlined would result in extremely rapid weight loss.
2013-04-23 12:18
Yes, and an extremely early death as well.
2013-04-24 12:36
Good luck man! You should run on a treadmill while you shoutcast :-D
2013-04-22 14:42
you know that you can still keep cooking everything that you love. Healthy food isnt that bad imo, just find decent recipes online gl
2013-04-22 15:21
A bit hypocritical when Craig keep packing on everytime i see him stream... jk ;P
2013-04-22 15:58
ahhahah bit true tho!
2013-04-22 17:01
gl Anders, i have always been training and keeping in shape, like regulary going to the gym 3-5 times a week to push weighs and aswell between i do skiing in the winter and riding my racing cycle in the summer (some running aswell), so keeping your body healty and in shape is for me a must. i realy hope u reach your goal and then let the training be a natural part of your life in the future aswell. So get alot of knowledge about the matter, the web, the gym, friends or whatever and do it the best way it fits for u! GL ;D
2013-04-22 15:42
Denmark rizc 
Who doesn't want to flirt with Pasha @ LAN! Good luck man, sure you will reach your goal!
2013-04-22 16:39
GL man
2013-04-22 16:53
link up cycle machine to a battery. TV takes power from the battery, Battery can only hold enough power for 2 seconds of TV. Put on favourite TV show, Enjoy
2013-04-22 17:10
2013-04-22 17:39
CS:GO international?!
2013-04-22 17:42
It's just an example ;)
2013-04-22 18:02
still just in my dreams, but I believe.
2013-04-22 19:16
Oh, right... :S Anyway, good luck with the program! :D
2013-04-22 20:32
I'll join you, except for gaining weight. Already gained 1 1/2 stone in 2 months. Second 2 months will be a lot harder :D
2013-04-22 18:31
Well played :)
2013-04-22 19:17
" I trust that one day my phone will ring and its Gabe Newell on the other end asking me to be part of a casting team for the CS:GO international. " Stopped reading right there.
2013-04-22 19:09
I hope its obvious that was just a joke ;P
2013-04-22 19:17
gl pal
2013-04-22 20:10
I wish you all the best to lose weight, Anders! And keep up your amazing work with Albert, 5/5!
2013-04-22 20:41
Get to germany, train with me for 3 months - i got the same goal currently to reduce my bodyfat :-)
2013-04-22 21:18
Tunisia edgg 
you dont seem fat at all tho
2013-04-22 21:34
Fairly sure I have a further distance to go :D
2013-04-22 22:05
You should be comfortable with your self, dont let anyone else decide how you wanna look! Have faith in your self, do NOT let others judge you. If you like, or don't have a problem with being fat, be fat! It's your life, and you get to decide whether you want to be fat or thin!
2013-04-22 22:08
Part of that is probably true, but I am not sure I would ever feel 100% comfortable if I don't lose some weight. Whether or not that is because of myself or because of other people I honestly dont know, maybe both? At any rate I've spend far too long waiting, now is the time :)
2013-04-22 22:39
How much do you weight atm? And what is your goal?
2013-04-22 23:03
My starting weight is a secret for now, but I will say once the 2 months have pased, my goal is simply to go as far as I can without losing motivation :)
2013-04-23 14:32
Serbia sALE 
More fruit,less bread,no coke(cola:D),jog every other day and you'll get there.
2013-04-22 23:38
gl gl you can do it! my pro tips is from weigth cut tools used in my gym before figths, its to elevate metabolism to sky levels, every day before breakfast, run some really short intence interval sprints, it kills the excess fat and even the muscle if you dont eat properly
2013-04-22 23:44
You're a great caster/commentator Anders, I wish you all the best!
2013-04-23 09:15
Thank you \o/
2013-04-23 14:31
Denmark wynn 
"in two months I will announce how much weight I've managed to lose in that time, and you all will have to try and guess what that number is." Anders, should we try to guess now then or in two months? Anyway, best of luck with all of it. Do yourself a favour though by not losing the weight too fast. If you're in doubt get your personal doctor to refer you to a clinical dietician. They know their stuff very well in DK, and otherwise I'll be happy to try and answer any questions (e.g. in regard to not losing too much weight too fast and so forth).
2013-04-23 10:45
Try and guess what I've accomplished in 2 months :D I will remind everyone later aswell =)
2013-04-23 14:31
We're here for you man!! :)
2013-04-23 12:25
2013-04-23 14:31
Even if i wasnt really overweight,working out was a problem in general for me. I can most definitely suggest you that program called "Insanity" if you have a few hours 6 days a week to spare. You dont really need anything,except some towels,water,will to be pushed to your limits. I love your casting work on NipTV,and it's always a good idea to get a better body.Keep up great work. Info & trailer about insanity can be found here
2013-04-23 15:48
Good luck Anders! Just remember: Whenever you get the munchies, stop for 10 seconds and think about why you are doing it :)
2013-04-23 20:11
good luck dude, when i was playing css professionally, i decided it was time to quit, lost weight, started cs again put it back on - but then about a year ago now, i started training properly and eating properly (watching my calories/macros - i still; eat what i want, it isn't what you eat its how much). gone from 91kg to 68kgish in about 10 months it took, purely from weight training and hitting my correct macros, its easier than you think :)
2013-04-23 20:16
Well? 2 months is up mate!!! What are the results?? :D I NEVER FORGET xD
2013-06-28 14:14
11 months, still waiting another monday!
2014-03-27 12:41
Switzerland CHEDEL 
monday is chest day. Keep it in mind.
2013-06-28 14:16
get on here Anders will do you wanders
2013-06-28 15:12
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