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Old 03-04-2010, 04:52 AM   #2321
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Goal 185 by whenever

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #2322
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Weighed in today, a day later than I normally do, and...

Down 3.8 lbs since last week! This makes 19.6 lbs lost since December 15th. Yay oh yay!

Good work team -- we're all doing pretty good right now, from what I see.

I'm about 25 lbs away from my fatted calf feast (or kahlua pork, yum!) but now I can anticipate it... and the oncoming cherry pie season. Yum yum!
Fantastic

I also weighed in a day late and was very pleased NOT to have increased my weight after 3 days away being naughty.

6-Jan-10 179.5
13-Jan-10 178.0
20-Jan-10 181.0
27-Jan-10 179.0
3-Feb-10 179.0
10-Feb-10 179.0
17-Feb-10 177.5
24-Feb-10 178.0
4-Mar-10 178.0

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Highest 210lbs (2002)
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:23 AM   #2323
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2/24 183.0
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I might be able to wear my old swimming trunks this summer after all.

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Well, same old numbers today. I did start to take walks again this week. Temperature has been in the 40s so it's nice walking weather.

My mind is telling me to start weight training, but, my body just doesn't want to. I keep thinking about it but just can't get myself motivated to join a gym or find a personal trainer or anything. See that's a disadvantage of being retired. I don't have to do anything I don't want but my body (lazy part of me) is overtaking my brain (active part of me).
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3/10 - 174.8 (+5.4)

Post cruise damage this weigh-in. Weird because I've lost weight on cruises in the past. I had an evil waiter that kept bringing food that I didn't order (and I hate wasting it!) and too much rum punch too. Back to the drawing board...
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #2328
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OK, I'm back for the first time this year after several months' absence, and I gained back some (but not all!!) of what I lost. I don't know if I am going to stick with it or not this time so it's one day at a time. We've all been there. Anyway, having lost 2.2 this week it seemed like a good time to return.
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My mind is telling me to start weight training, but, my body just doesn't want to. I keep thinking about it but just can't get myself motivated to join a gym or find a personal trainer or anything. See that's a disadvantage of being retired. I don't have to do anything I don't want but my body (lazy part of me) is overtaking my brain (active part of me).
Disclaimer: I do not exercise in gyms. Never enjoyed it, never will.

Not to say going to the gym is a bad idea, and I truly admire those that do. If you personally really don't enjoy it, why waste the money? Walking is great stuff.

Plan B: Try to look at being retired as an advantage. You can set up your OWN exercise routine right at home. See this site for ideas (list of clickable purple tabs on the left side of page).
Exercise Program At Home, Result-Oriented, Easy To Follow And Sustain

I am cooped up inside almost all winter, but I make sure I get activity ALL day long.
I actually set a simple kitchen timer for 1 hour. When it dings, I get up and do something for at least 20 minutes if not longer. It could be shoveling snow (overall toning), laundry (up and down stairs, arms and back), vacuuming up dog hair tumbleweeds (upper body and legs), emptying the dishwasher (middle section and a little walking to and fro), room or closet decluttering (all over movement), dancing to favorite music at high volume (aerobic), using my 3 lb barbells (arms and back), etc etc.
I make sure I am moving, every hour on the hour, plus using portion control for the food thing.
Results? Net loss of 9.5 lbs since Dec 2008 maximum.
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Thanks Freebird...that's a good website. I have a treadmill in the basement so that's one thing I COULD use in bad weather. My daughter's old bedroom on the main floor is now my computer room. I COULD set it up with a weight bench. I already have a few assorted weights. I have a TV in that room too that I COULD hook up a DVD player. Ha...looks like I really COULD have my own home gym.

I like how you set the kitchen timer and get up and move. I think I might start with that and do weights every couple of days. One thing I know, I can't keep blaming the weather for not walking. (stupid treadmill)
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A bit disappointed this week as I really thought it would come down more than a lb It has been a long time since I was in range.....

On a good note, last month I exercised for over 50 hours and have got my blood pressure under control at last Whether it was the exercise or being ER'ed, who cares as I love all the biking, tennis, walking and exercise classes we do these days.
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Thanks Freebird...that's a good website. I have a treadmill in the basement so that's one thing I COULD use in bad weather. My daughter's old bedroom on the main floor is now my computer room. I COULD set it up with a weight bench. I already have a few assorted weights. I have a TV in that room too that I COULD hook up a DVD player. Ha...looks like I really COULD have my own home gym.

I like how you set the kitchen timer and get up and move. I think I might start with that and do weights every couple of days. One thing I know, I can't keep blaming the weather for not walking. (stupid treadmill)
I see a plan forming ....once you get in the routine of doing exercise daily at home, expand that to outside stuff when the weather warms up. Just make sure you include something aerobic. For myself, there's nothing like boogie-ing to the Donna Summer Anthology playing full blast.
My kitchen timer is a much better nag than some expensive personal trainer.
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I have not posted for quite a while either and don't remember how much I weighed then and I am too lazy to look it up. I weighed 120 lbs this morning. I would like to weigh between 112 and 116. I will be lucky to get down to 116, so I guess I will be satisfied with 116. Simple Girl makes me feel bad since we weigh basically the same and she is 2 1/2 inches taller than me! I need to do more exercise.
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I am 123.4 lbs. I guess I need to start keeping track, so I don't have to go back to see what I have been weighing. I have not been dieting or working out. I do try to watch what I eat and we walk some, but not consistently. I definitely need to do a better job at exercising. My short term goal is 115 lbs.
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I have not posted for quite a while either and don't remember how much I weighed then and I am too lazy to look it up. I weighed 120 lbs this morning. I would like to weigh between 112 and 116. I will be lucky to get down to 116, so I guess I will be satisfied with 116. Simple Girl makes me feel bad since we weigh basically the same and she is 2 1/2 inches taller than me! I need to do more exercise.
Good work - looks like you are down 3.4lbs from May, 2009
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Thanks - I'm very pleased the lower BP
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I weighed 120 lbs this morning. I would like to weigh between 112 and 116. I will be lucky to get down to 116, so I guess I will be satisfied with 116. Simple Girl makes me feel bad since we weigh basically the same and she is 2 1/2 inches taller than me! I need to do more exercise.
Hey Dreamer...I do understand where you are coming from in that my best friend is 5'8" (4 inches taller than me)...and weighs 120#! My other best friend is the same height and I'm guessing weighs around 125#. You can imagine what is is like hanging out at the beach with these two. After many years of being the heaviest one in all of the pictures (when I weighed in the 130's), I finally kicked it in gear to get down to around 120#. I'm not the skinniest, but I feel much more comfortable now. So, it's all relative! Hang in there! Hopefully you can find an exercise that you like. That, and the right diet, was key for me to getting off "those last 5-10#". Those indeed are the toughest to get off and keep off.

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A bit disappointed this week as I really thought it would come down more than a lb It has been a long time since I was in range.....

On a good note, last month I exercised for over 50 hours and have got my blood pressure under control at last Whether it was the exercise or being ER'ed, who cares as I love all the biking, tennis, walking and exercise classes we do these days.
A pound down is better than a pound up! LOL. Sooo happy to hear you BP is now under control!! That's the best news!

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I actually set a simple kitchen timer for 1 hour. When it dings, I get up and do something for at least 20 minutes if not longer. It could be shoveling snow (overall toning), laundry (up and down stairs, arms and back), vacuuming up dog hair tumbleweeds (upper body and legs), emptying the dishwasher (middle section and a little walking to and fro), room or closet decluttering (all over movement), dancing to favorite music at high volume (aerobic), using my 3 lb barbells (arms and back), etc etc.
I make sure I am moving, every hour on the hour, plus using portion control for the food thing.
Results? Net loss of 9.5 lbs since Dec 2008 maximum.
That is a great idea with the kitchen timer there!

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I might be able to wear my old swimming trunks this summer after all.
I see a nice downward trend going on here...getting closer to your goal!

Nice pic, LOL!
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6/24: 126
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8/26: 118
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10/28: 119
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2/24/10: 122
3/3/10: 121
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Up a pound, per yesterday's weigh-in. Might have been the 3 pieces of pizza I ate at work the other day, or all the thai food I had last weekend. I weighed in this morning, too, and it flickered 122-121-122-121...and settled on 121. But dang-it, can't officially list that as my Wednesday weigh in!
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Ho-hum, same 'ole, sam 'ole. Yesterday I was 175.5 but then we went out to lunch to Nit Noi with some friends and I'm hoping it's the high salt that is causing water retention today. (We will be eating the half we brought home today for lunch )
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