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Old 09-23-2009, 01:06 PM   #1981
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After some less-than-optimal dietary choices over the weekend, I thought for sure my weight would be UP this week. To have maintained is a minor miracle; I'll take it!

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Old 09-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #1982
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All right, back on track and following the Glycemic Load plan (what a terrible name for a diet)! So starting yesterday, too chicken to post actual lb. amounts, but with a goal to lose 35, which will put me comfortably within target range. Will post next Wednesday.

Alan, you are doing awesome, SimpleGirl, you are inspirational!

Isn't it funny how when some of us stop monitoring ourselves (okay, me), we just settle in at the same level, no more, no less. Need to change that set point!
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All right, back on track and following the Glycemic Load plan (what a terrible name for a diet)! So starting yesterday, too chicken to post actual lb. amounts, but with a goal to lose 35, which will put me comfortably within target range. Will post next Wednesday.

Alan, you are doing awesome, SimpleGirl, you are inspirational!

Isn't it funny how when some of us stop monitoring ourselves (okay, me), we just settle in at the same level, no more, no less. Need to change that set point!
Look forward to seeing your posts and progress

You are so right when you say that you have to keep monitoring to keep on track. Doesn't matter if it's weight, money or anything else you want to control. Gotta have regular feedback so you can adjust your ins and outs to attain your desired target.
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Look forward to seeing your posts and progress

You are so right when you say that you have to keep monitoring to keep on track. Doesn't matter if it's weight, money or anything else you want to control. Gotta have regular feedback so you can adjust your ins and outs to attain your desired target.
Alan, this statement is so true--it's not just the knowledge or ability that determine success in most things, it's the continued focus on it. I should embroider "Focus!" on a pillow or something, to keep it in mind!
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I'm hoping that "adjusting your outs" refers to energy expended.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #1988
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8/12/09: 177.0 lbs........18 cycling miles, 737 calories burned
8/18/09: 176.5 lbs........48 cycling miles, 1980 calories burned
8/26/09: 175.0 lbs........44 cycling miles, 2288 calories burned
9/02/09: 175.0 lbs........75 cycling miles, 3250 calories burned
9/09/09: 177.0 lbs........54 cycling miles, 1628 calories burned
9/16/09: 177.0 lbs........49 cycling miles
9/23/09: 175.5 lbs

I have been much more active this month, logging in 208 cycling miles and burning 7600 calories. However, our dining out seems to really be keeping my weight at a maintenance weight, rather than dropping the weight.

Its really coming down to reducing our dining out, because we watch our calories like a hawk at home.

Have a good week everyone!
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:40 PM   #1990
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[Stopped monitoring my weight, ate poorly, and (surprise!) gained back everything I'd lost and then some]
09/02/09: 289.8 lbs
09/07/09: 285.4 lbs
09/16/09: 282.2 lbs
09/23/09: 282.2 lbs
09/30/09: 283.2 lbs

Can't say I'm surprised. Two family birthdays this week (and accompanying celebrations) got me a bit off track. Back on the path to righteousness this week.

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Old 09-30-2009, 03:48 PM   #1991
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10/23/06: 208 lbs.......My all time HIGH, hired a fitness trainer to help!
09/01/07: 155 lbs.......My all time LOW, 1 year healthy lifestyle anniversary!
09/21/08: 168 lbs.......15 months into back injury, 2 yr anniv, weight creeping back
09/30/09: 176 lbs....... 3 yr anniversary

June 15, 2009
I started gently working out with my trainer, and focused on my weight loss goals once again. At this time, I have been cycling and swimming, but every effort seemed to leave a mark, and mentally I wasn't sure I could lose the weight again.

September 2009 - 3.2 lbs LOST!
My depression kicked to the curb, I was determined to up my game. I would NOT succumb to my injury, age, or love of food. I embraced my new found womens cycling group and my fitness trainer's undying determination to help me. I started riding consistently 3-4 days per week, regardless of miles.

I was SO excited to greet my fitness trainer this morning because I knew I worked hard this month. I was sweetly rewarded with a 3.2 lb loss and 1/2" losses off my bust, neck, and biceps, 3/4" loss off my thighs for the month.

Heading over to Catalina Island this weekend with friends, so will have a bit of a setback. However, with my cycling and workout schedule, October will NOT defeat me!

Have a good week everyone!
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FINALLY SOME SUCCESS!

10/23/06: 208 lbs.......My all time HIGH, hired a fitness trainer to help!
09/01/07: 155 lbs.......My all time LOW, 1 year healthy lifestyle anniversary!
09/21/08: 168 lbs.......15 months into back injury, 2 yr anniv, weight creeping back
09/30/09: 176 lbs....... 3 yr anniversary

June 15, 2009
I started gently working out with my trainer, and focused on my weight loss goals once again. At this time, I have been cycling and swimming, but every effort seemed to leave a mark, and mentally I wasn't sure I could lose the weight again.

September 2009 - 3.2 lbs LOST!
My depression kicked to the curb, I was determined to up my game. I would NOT succumb to my injury, age, or love of food. I embraced my new found womens cycling group and my fitness trainer's undying determination to help me. I started riding consistently 3-4 days per week, regardless of miles.

I was SO excited to greet my fitness trainer this morning because I knew I worked hard this month. I was sweetly rewarded with a 3.2 lb loss and 1/2" losses off my bust, neck, and biceps, 3/4" loss off my thighs for the month.

Heading over to Catalina Island this weekend with friends, so will have a bit of a setback. However, with my cycling and workout schedule, October will NOT defeat me!

Have a good week everyone!
That's awesome NewLife!!! Way to stick with it despite the challenges you faced trying to exercise.
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Freebird, my DH had issues with knee pain when he would use the treadmill, back about 100 lbs. He switched to a stationary recumbent bike which is designed differently from an exercise bike, and instead takes the weight off the knees. It was a godsend!
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Freebird, my DH had issues with knee pain when he would use the treadmill, back about 100 lbs. He switched to a stationary recumbent bike which is designed differently from an exercise bike, and instead takes the weight off the knees. It was a godsend!
This is what I do when I get injured. That, or water aerobics. Works well for me, too.
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Looks like everyone has done very well this week - great work guys. I second the use of the recumbent bike, I've used it at our gym when my knee was bad.

I'm afraid my wife's mother died a few days ago so we have been in England for a week and will not get back for another week, so no weigh-ins, minimal exercise and bad eating habits for 2 weeks is not going to be good when I next weigh-in.
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I'm afraid my wife's mother died a few days ago so we have been in England for a week and will not get back for another week, so no weigh-ins, minimal exercise and bad eating habits for 2 weeks is not going to be good when I next weigh-in.

I'm so sorry Alan. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
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Freebird, my DH had issues with knee pain when he would use the treadmill, back about 100 lbs. He switched to a stationary recumbent bike which is designed differently from an exercise bike, and instead takes the weight off the knees. It was a godsend!
TY for the advice.
I ran track in high school and have some minor damage on the inside of my left kneecap, per an orthopedist who checked it out years ago. His recommendation was to walk for weight control, keeping it to 1-2 miles or less if it bothered me. No jogging or running. Easy enough instructions to comply with.
I am using the treadmill as I am able. The pain is not intense, just mild enough to signal me to back off of it after about a mile or so.
I do enjoy using it (a miracle for me ) and it has helped already with some toning of the legs and derriere.
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