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Old 02-14-2010, 11:13 AM   #2281
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Well I got into shape for our Hawaii trip last April, and then pigged out from May through December. I ended up at a poochy 224 by New Year's Day. At 6' 2" nobody was hitting me with a harpoon yet, but I was looking crappy. Fortunately I never stopped weightlifting entirely, and I restarted P90X a couple weeks ago to really kick it into gear. I'm at 201.5 as of my weigh in today. From certain angles I look good now, but even with the extra muscle I need to get down to 190 or so to be really fit/trim (those hawaii pics were somewhere in the 180's). Off to do "Chest and Back" again, DW is having mom's night out so I had to get the kids down first.
Great progress already, it sounds like you are really determined to get back to that 180 - 190 range. Do keep us posted on how you get on.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:17 AM   #2282
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2/17 - 172.2 (0) - back from holiday, saw the + 2 lbs damage yesterday morning and ate low carb yesterday because I knew I had to weigh in here and didn't want to show a gain
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I'm lucky my weight hasn't gone up. With cold temps and no golf, I have gone into full thumb sucking mode.
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Back down to what I was before my daughter's BD. It will be very interesting to see what happens to my weight after my cruise this coming week. I HOPE to eat somewhat healthily.

166.8 11-04-09
166.8 11-11-09
165.6 11-18-09
162.0 11-25-09
161.6 12-02-09
161.4 12-09-09
159.4 12-16-09
159.0 12-23-09
157.8 12-30-09
157.6 01-06-10
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12/03/08198.217.8%
1/07/09200.617.9%
3/04201.817.7%
5/06197.416.7%
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Been a few weeks again. I haven't been exercising at my usual rate with the whole getting the house ready to sell stuff going on. So I've been doing housework and lifting and carrying, but not my normal martial arts regimen.

Hopefully with the house officially on the market and the first showing tomorrow I'll be back to my normal workout schedule.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:03 AM   #2287
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13-Jan-10 178.0
20-Jan-10 181.0
27-Jan-10 179.0
3-Feb-10 179.0
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17-Feb-10 177.5

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Finally got a downward movement!! I've been stuck at 179 - 180 all year. I will hold off any celebrations for a while to see if I can maintain it. Got a long weekend in Austin coming up at DD's, with birthday celebrations for both myself and DD on the schedule.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:29 PM   #2288
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175.5 Jan 27
172.5 Feb 3
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169.5 Feb 17 Little by little by little...

Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2010
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177.5 Nov 2008
181 Dec 31 - Maximum 2008 weight
173.5 Dec 23 Lowest 2009 weight
174 Dec 30
175 Jan 6, 2010
175.5 Jan 27
172.5 Feb 3
171 Feb 10
169.5 Feb 17 Little by little by little...

Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2010
Long Term Goal - 165 lbs for 2011
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That is an awesome weigh-in - CONGRATULATIONS !!!
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169.5 Feb 17 Little by little by little...

Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2010
Long Term Goal - 165 lbs for 2011
High school weight 135 lbs senior year, running track
Wow...you're now in new territory - under the 70s.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:07 PM   #2292
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Hanging tough. Had a bit of a back strain last week and missed a few workouts as a result. That's gone, but now I have a flare-up of that chronic nerve injury I have in my leg...but so far I've danced through it (I know, I'm a terrible patient...do as I say, not as I do! LOL) I'm sure the flare-up is due to being up on my feet walking goodness knows how many miles a day in the halls of my new workplace. The place is HUGE, and I expect to get lost on a daily basis there for at least the next few weeks.

Hoping the extra walking will soon result in losing 2 or 3 # to get back in my target range.

Congrats to all who are doing well - and to those who are struggling, keep at it!
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l - and to those who are struggling, keep at it!
Sure thing, we'll keep on struggling

So sorry to hear about your injury, it is really hard to exercise when things hurt particularly if you are in danger of aggravating it.
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LOL, guess that didn't quite come out the way I meant it!
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That is an awesome weigh-in - CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Ditto! Send me some of your will power.
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Freebird, how do you think so long term? If it were me, I'd keep on going. You must have extreme patience. Maybe that's part of my problem, I'm still always trying to do things the fast way which ends up rebounding on me. You'd think I'd have learned by now that for weight loss at least, that doesn't work.
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Freebird, how do you think so long term? If it were me, I'd keep on going. You must have extreme patience. Maybe that's part of my problem, I'm still always trying to do things the fast way which ends up rebounding on me. You'd think I'd have learned by now that for weight loss at least, that doesn't work.
Um...I'm a retired engineer. I need to have a plan and an algorithm. I can't help myself.

Seriously, though, my personality is such that if I set and visualize a concrete goal down the road, I can motivate myself toward it and realize a reward.
The plan: I'm 51 and it ain't gonna get any easier. So I am staying ahead of the curve and getting slimmer now.
The rewards: My motivator is not my appearance or fashion, but the fact that my feet and knees feel so much better lately.

The algorithm: As long as I have modified my behavior enough to realize some sort of net loss, I'm golden. In this case, the behavior modification I have achieved is to revamp my daytime food consumption to only small snacks, spaced out evenly over the day. I am also getting up more and getting mild activity inside the house. Once warm weather hits, I will be out in the yard doing even more.

As far as eating goes, yes, I cheat. For instance, I just had a prime rib dinner last Saturday.
But I controlled how much I ate at one sitting. That seems to be what w*rks for me.
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Um...I'm a retired engineer. I need to have a plan and an algorithm. I can't help myself.

Seriously, though, my personality is such that if I set and visualize a concrete goal down the road, I can motivate myself toward it and realize a reward.
The plan: I'm 51 and it ain't gonna get any easier. So I am staying ahead of the curve and getting slimmer now.
The rewards: My motivator is not my appearance or fashion, but the fact that my feet and knees feel so much better lately.

The algorithm: As long as I have modified my behavior enough to realize some sort of net loss, I'm golden. In this case, the behavior modification I have achieved is to revamp my daytime food consumption to only small snacks, spaced out evenly over the day. I am also getting up more and getting mild activity inside the house. Once warm weather hits, I will be out in the yard doing even more.

As far as eating goes, yes, I cheat. For instance, I just had a prime rib dinner last Saturday.
But I controlled how much I ate at one sitting. That seems to be what w*rks for me.
YMMV
Great plan and well executed, thanks for sharing
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Great plan and well executed, thanks for sharing
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If one goes back to my 2009 postings, there was a lot of fluctuating going on with my weight over several months. It took me over 1 year to get it right.
FYI, there was one point when I used to weigh just over 200 lbs. I was w*rking, eating out a lot, stressing at the desk, and drinking mucho cerveza fria with my multi-topping pizza and wings. I have a large frame for a lady and stand tall at 5'7", but that was just too much.
I recently went through a collection of old pictures, saw myself at that weight, and just cringed. I threw them all out.
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If one goes back to my 2009 postings, there was a lot of fluctuating going on with my weight over several months. It took me over 1 year to get it right.
FYI, there was one point when I used to weigh just over 200 lbs. I was w*rking, eating out a lot, stressing at the desk, and drinking mucho cerveza fria with my multi-topping pizza and wings. I have a large frame for a lady and stand tall at 5'7", but that was just too much.
I recently went through a collection of old pictures, saw myself at that weight, and just cringed. I threw them all out.
Never again.
Now that I've stopped working my eating habits have definitely improved and I am exercising at 2 or 3 times the level I was when working, without knowingly increasing my food intake, and I keep expecting to start losing weight but it has not happened yet. I am still hoping that it will happen - surely it has to

In your situation with the photos I think I would have kept some of the photos of myself at the heavier weights (private viewing only) just to scare myself as to what will happen if I ever fall off the wagon
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