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Old 12-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #2161
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I know that it is a day early but I'm back off to jolly ole England again as I just heard that my Dad collapsed today, is in hospital, and is not expected to live very long. So I thought I'd post since I won't be back on our scales before Jan 6th.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:13 PM   #2162
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Alan, I am so sorry to hear this! Take care.

(And good job on shaking off that last pound! )
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:50 AM   #2163
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Happy to be maintaining given all of the holiday parties and limited exercise. These holiday times are tougher than I expected them to be (in terms of watching food intake and keeping exercise going).

Alan, so sorry to hear about your father - especially difficult at this time of year. Will be thinking of you over the holiday.
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At least I didn't lose any ground this week. On Saturday we had sushi as a celebretory dinner for my wife finishing her semester of classes. Sunday was a Christmas party that involved food. And due to some circumstances, I haven't worked out as much over the last couple of days as I usually do.

So I've got a week and a day to hit my self-imposed target of 194.0. Here's to another week of salads for lunch...
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Alan, so sorry about your father.

Everyone seems to be doing quite well for this time of year in either losing or maintaining. Good work.

I feel like I've hit a milestone of sorts...in the 50s now (barely).
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I feel like I've hit a milestone of sorts...in the 50s now (barely).
Congratulations!!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:57 AM   #2167
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12 Dec 16 + 1.8 - 10.4

Great weight loss this week, Happy2bretired! That makes up for your smaller loss last week. And if you wondered where those two pounds went after you lost them, I think I found them.... My fault, too much holiday eating.
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Great weight loss this week, Happy2bretired! That makes up for your smaller loss last week. And if you wondered where those two pounds went after you lost them, I think I found them.... My fault, too much holiday eating.
Well, after today's lunch, next week we may reverse those 2#s again. I had a big bowl of potato curry vegetable soup, an oatmeal muffin and a BIG brownie for lunch today. We have this really good little hole in the wall place - kinda a hippy dippy place that I love to go for lunch. No supper for me tonight!
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #2169
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Pretty good going everyone. Let's have one big effort this week before the Christmas break, and although it may be hard, try to show a little restraint over the Holidays. (that sounds very Grinch like but ....)

For example we had 2 weeks in England in October when DW's mother died and I avoided drinking beer the whole time, drinking scotch instead (2 oz scotch is a lot fewer calories than 20oz of ale).

I'm going to try and do the same this coming trip to England.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:07 AM   #2171
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I bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers on Tuesday. It was time, and I think the social support and regular accountability sessions will help me stay focused.

Day three so far, and I'm doing fine with my "points" budget. I know it will get smaller later, and that'll be sort of tricky, I suppose, but when I get to that point I'll be happy to be there, because it'll mean that I've lost a bunch of weight!

Happy news at the first weigh-in -- I'd lost 7 lbs since my last Drs. appt. in October (and yes, I've been trying, even though I haven't been posting here for a while...)

Congrats to all our losers during the holidays!
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Not Wednesday yet, but I'll weigh in. First, though, Alan, so sorry about your Dad. I hope your trip home is a good one.

Had my WW weigh-in today -- down 1.5 lbs from last week! Hooray!

I also hit the gym and did about 40 minutes of brisk cardio.

Now I am celebrating by eating a tablespoon of peanut butter (but I'm not cheating, since I came in waaaay under my points budget today and am making up for it...)
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Wow Freebird, with all that cooking you've been doing that's pretty good. Good luck with your year end goal.

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Urchina, great loss! That cardio will probably show up as another loss on the scales soon, too.

And Freebird, you are SO close to your goal - - great loss for you, too. I have a very long way to go until goal, but when I get there you will hear the triumphant yells all the way up there in NY. Luckily weight loss has been easier since ER.

week date D lbs D lbs total
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13 Dec 23 - 2.6 - 13.0

I ate out five times this week so I am especially pleased with this week's loss. Had a regular checkup with my doctor on Friday, and he was very happy with my weight loss so far and its effect so far on my health.
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Well... uh. Definitely missed my goal of 194 by XMas. Yesterday was a pizza party at work. And DW has been baking cookies the last few days, so I had to help clean up the bowls and spoons. And there were some "ugly" cookies to be disposed of as well.

At least my fat percentage dropped -- and I do think I have been losing some fat, so at least that tracks.

Between now and New Year's is basically a lost cause. I'll try not to go too overboard, but I won't sweat it. Next year, though, I'll sweat it. And diet it. And it will all be good.
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Wow Freebird, with all that cooking you've been doing that's pretty good. Good luck with your year end goal.
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I've been mastering the balance of portion control even while enjoying some high calorie food. Portion control is the key for me. I have also gotten up, out and about a lot lately. I eat very little during the day and make sure I get lots of indoor activity. Always moving... ...dancing to tunes instead of being parked so much at the computer.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:25 AM   #2178
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Highest was 139lb (2007)
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Whew, quite a relief to have only gained 1#! A few days ago the scale tipped 125# - eeks! So I'm extra happy to see it drop back down. I tried to be really good about exercise over Christmas vacation - worked out 5 of 7 days. I had to do that just to counter all of the yummy food my MIL kept putting on the table for us!
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Now we see why I wanted to drop weight before Christmas... In fairness to myself, though, last night DW and I had a big sushi dinner which made my reading higher this week.

We've got a bunch of candy and cookies from XMas still hanging around, and we're hosting a New Year's Eve party tomorrow night which will include some unhealthy (but yummy!) leftovers. I made some Oreo truffles this week for the party, and they sure are good.

So I don't expect any progress over the next week. After that, I'm going to make more of an attempt to lose weight. Considering that I entered 2009 with a broken toe and a shoulder that was 3 weeks away from major reconstructive surgery, I don't feel badly about how the year went. I did a lot of weight lifting and emphasized building muscle ahead of weight loss.

Now that I'm healthy, I really do want to drop back down to 190 in 2010.
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