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Old 04-21-2010, 07:37 AM   #2421
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10/28: 119
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11/25: 119
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12/30: 122 (holiday gluttony)
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2/24/10: 122
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3/31/10: 121
4/7/10: 123
4/13/10: 124
4/20/10: 121

Highest was 139# (2007)
5'4" Target range 116 - 121#

Back to working out on my normal schedule and cheating less! The results were better than I could have expected. I think the 124# was a bad reading (water weight or something?). Either way, I'll take the 121#!
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:46 AM   #2422
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. I think the 124# was a bad reading (water weight or something?). Either way, I'll take the 121#!
When mine fluctuates, I chalk it up to med fluids or something.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:50 AM   #2423
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Hi,

I am going to start posting my weights here too, if that is OK!

I lost weight before my vacation, but that was a month ago and now I am just in holding pattern, and I want to lose more...

Simple girl - I seem to be almost like you, so I am going to use you for inspiration! I am 5' 3".

Urchina - I had a friend who would buy "mixed lots" of clothes on Ebay really cheap when she was losing baby weight. She got some really cute stuff along the way.

OK, here I go:

1/1/10: 133 (start of diet)
3/15/10: 124 (just before vacation)
4/20/10: 124

First goal: get below 120 by May 30th
Second goal: get to 115-117 range - AND STAY THERE

I thought today would be a good day to start, as I am traveling for the next 6 days; knowing I have to post again as soon as I get back will help me stay on target as I eat all my meals out!

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:12 AM   #2424
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159.4 12-16-09
159.0 12-23-09
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Good job simple girl. I'm pretty much back to my before-junkfood-madness of last week.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 AM   #2425
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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
10-Mar-10 177.0
17-Mar-10 177.0
24-Mar-10 174.5
31-Mar-10 175.5
7-Apr-10 174.0
14-Apr-10 174.5
21-Apr-10 174.0

Target Range 170 -175
Highest 210lbs (2002)


Welcome to thread Karen. Sounds like you have some good goals and dates to aim for.

Pleased to hear that you are fully fit and exercising again SG.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:06 AM   #2426
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1/21 - 177
1/27 - 172.8 (-4.2)
2/3 - 172.2 (-.6)
2/10 - 172.2 (0)
2/17 - 172.2 (0)
2/24 - 169.4 (-2.8)
3/10 - 174.8 (+5.4) post cruise
3/17 - 170.6 (-4.2) wow, that was fast
3/24 - 170.4 (-.2)
4/14 - 170.8 (+.4)
4/21 - 170.6 (-.2)
Spring has finally sprung here - last week we had a snow storm, this week 20C+ weather - the bikes are out, so the weight should be coming off soon.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:01 AM   #2427
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Goal 185 by whenever

2/3/2010 194.0
2/10/2010 195.6
2/17/2010 194.4
2/24/2010 194.4
3/02/2010 194.2
3/09/2010 195.0
3/17/2010 194.8
3/24/2010 196.0
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4/07/2010 196.2
4/14/2010 194.0
4/21/2010 193.0

Good job everyone! - we are all losers.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:09 PM   #2428
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Simple girl - I seem to be almost like you, so I am going to use you for inspiration! I am 5' 3".
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OK, here I go:

1/1/10: 133 (start of diet)
3/15/10: 124 (just before vacation)
4/20/10: 124

First goal: get below 120 by May 30th
Second goal: get to 115-117 range - AND STAY THERE

I thought today would be a good day to start, as I am traveling for the next 6 days; knowing I have to post again as soon as I get back will help me stay on target as I eat all my meals out!

Thanks,
Karen
Hey Karen - thanks and welcome!!

You sure have done well taking off 9 pounds in just 2 1/2 months - takes some dedication! Good luck staying good while traveling - so difficult! It's very cool we have such similar targets/heights. I'd like to get back down into the teens but haven't had the dedication/motivation. Maybe swimsuit season will kick me to the next level, LOL.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #2429
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I am posting again. I have no idea when I last posted or how much I weighed and don't feel like going back and looking, so I am just going with today's weight, 4/21/10 115.4

We have been walking for a few weeks now and I have been eating much healthier, especially for breakfast and lunch. I slip up here and there. I am leaving for a 2 day trip to Amish country Friday and always eat too much. If I remember to post next week, I am sure my weight will be up.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:52 AM   #2430
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Thanks for the warm welcomes! I managed to go to SF/Napa on a mini-vacation and not gain weight! The wine drinking was off-set by biking in the valley, and playing tennis and working out a few times. Now, to get back on weight-LOSS track...

1/1/10: 133 (start of diet)
3/15/10: 124 (just before vacation)
4/20/10: 124

4/28/10: 124

First goal: get below 120 by May 30th
Second goal: get to 115-117 range - AND STAY THERE

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1/06 186.5
1/13 185.5
1/20 184.5
1/27 183.5
2/03 183.5
2/10 183.5
2/17 183.5
2/24 183.0
3/03 182.0
3/10 181.0
3/17 181.0
3/23 180.0
3/31 180.0
4/07 181.0
4/14 181.5
4/21 180.5
4/28 180.0

Probably will be up next week. Going to the coast tomorrow for some golf and seafood. Oh well.......
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Last week's weigh-in showed me up 1.5 lbs, but this week's was better -- down 3 lbs! So I'm below the 220 mark for the first time in over five years. Yahoo!

Promptly had a margarita to celebrate. And enchiladas. And chocolate.

Not worried, I'm still on-budget for points.

Congrats to all our losers this last couple of weeks!
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #2433
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5/27/09: 132 (post cruise)
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7/29: 120!!!
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8/26: 118
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9/30: 117 (post vacation weekend - Mobile)
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10/28: 119
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11/25: 119
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12/30: 122 (holiday gluttony)
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1/27/10: 123
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2/24/10: 122
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3/31/10: 121
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4/28/10: 123

Highest was 139# (2007)
5'4" Target range 116 - 121#

Ruh-oh! Totally cheated on my diet this weekend. DH and I got take out BOTH Fri and Sat night, which means leftovers for the lunch next day. AND, I had multiple pina colada's on Sunday. So I deserve the bad reading!

Congrats to all others who had a good weigh in this week!
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As I used to say to my kids every few weeks, "this time I'm serious." I went to WeightWatchers last Thursday for the first time since Thanksgiving, when I apparently wasn't serious. But today after my 62nd "first week" on the program, I lost 4.6 lbs. I think I'll work toward a 25 lb. goal to begin with which will put me well on my way to a healthy weight, so will report as follows for my own amusement . No, seriously .

Goal beginning 4/22: -25 lbs.
4/29, Week 1: -4.6 lbs.
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I also have been on a weight loss kick . I lost seven pounds just by going to the gym regularly and for the last few weeks my SO & I have been doing low carb . We had weigh ins today . I've lost another five pounds so I only have six more to meet my goal . That will put me at my looking good weight and it is a weight I know I can maintain without incredible sacrifices . My SO lost 22 pounds but he is a lot heavier than me . Losing weight is so much harder as you age . I'd like to say I have a loft goal for my weight loss but it is mainly to look better. I am amazed at how dedicated the Wednesday weigh in people are .You are all doing great !
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I went to WeightWatchers last Thursday for the first time since Thanksgiving, when I apparently wasn't serious.
I guess this was weight watching from a distance

Great to see you getting serious now, and pleased that you are joining the weekly weigh in.

It looks like good progress has been made overall this week, well done folks

One of the things I liked when I did WW at work was that the leader would announce the collective weight loss for the week, and accumulated for the group from the start of the program. It felt a bit like the stock market reporting without any specifics, where individual stocks go up and down, but collectively if it was heading in a postive direction you felt encouraged to do a little better yourself next week.

I'm on a month's long vacation and I left the scales at home but I'll still be reading the thread and getting motivated to be good. (health wise that is )
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Had my weigh-in at WW today. Holding steady at 218.

Given that I barely exercised last week due to the sprained ankle acting up again, I'll take it.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:30 AM   #2438
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5/27/09: 132 (post cruise)
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8/26: 118
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9/30: 117 (post vacation weekend - Mobile)
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10/28: 119
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11/25: 119
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12/30: 122 (holiday gluttony)
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1/27/10: 123
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2/24/10: 122
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3/31/10: 121
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4/28/10: 123
5/5/10: 123

Highest was 139# (2007)
5'4" Target range 116 - 121#
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2/03 183.5
2/10 183.5
2/17 183.5
2/24 183.0
3/03 182.0
3/10 181.0
3/17 181.0
3/23 180.0
3/31 180.0
4/07 181.0
4/14 181.5
4/21 180.5
4/28 180.0
5/05 180.0

I'm surprised it's not up after all the good food I ate on my golf trip last week. But I will take it.
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4/28/10: 124
5/5/10: 124.5

First goal: get below 120 by May 30th
Second goal: get to 115-117 range - AND STAY THERE

Not much new to report - busy work week, only exercised about every other day. Trip to the beach with friends meant eating out and a few extra drinks. Need to be SERIOUS this week!
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