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Old 08-27-2010, 11:32 AM   #2621
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22APR10 -- 215 lbs
22MAY10 - 203
22JUN10 - 189
22JUL10 - 186
26AUG10 - 172 lbs
Wow, fantastic results, congratulations

You are right in my target range - I'm jealous

Have you now achieved your target weight?
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:43 AM   #2622
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Awesome, MillitaryMan--you have doubled my results in exactly the same time period. I bow to you!
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:32 PM   #2623
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Have you now achieved your target weight?
Thanks!

Yes, I am now back to the weight that I was when I enlisted in the Air Force at age 18.

I had put about 1-2 pounds on for 24 years since and decided one day that it was time to come off!

No fancy diet in a bottle or program followed. Check my progress below on the tracking website I used.

My methods were simple, restricting calorie intake to average 1200-1300 and daily brisk walking.

Tracked everything on militaryman - Member --- Never cheat (no taking a little of this or that without recording) and at the end of the day make sure I had not gone over calories. Using diet and exercise maintain a 1000-1500 cal. deficit. ( 2-3 lb loss a week)
Of course I found that eating really good foods and staying away from any junk was the best way to get the most out of the calories I alotted myself for the day. No sugar beverages, no cakes, cookies, candies etc while on weight loss regimine.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:51 PM   #2624
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Week 1 (Aug. 5): Down 4.4 lbs
Week 2 (Aug. 12): Down 2.4 lbs
Week 3 (Aug. 19): Down 3.4 lbs
Week 4 (Aug. 26): Down 1.0 lbs (kind of a so-so week. I've been sick since Monday so no motivation to exercise at all. Hope to get back on the wagon next week when I'm hopefully feeling better ).

Total lost = 11.2 lbs
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:56 PM   #2625
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Week 1 (Aug. 5): Down 4.4 lbs
Week 2 (Aug. 12): Down 2.4 lbs
Week 3 (Aug. 19): Down 3.4 lbs
Week 4 (Aug. 26): Down 1.0 lbs (kind of a so-so week. I've been sick since Monday so no motivation to exercise at all. Hope to get back on the wagon next week when I'm hopefully feeling better ).

Total lost = 11.2 lbs

Those are some good numbers -- Lotta hard work in them! Hope you feel better soon
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:30 PM   #2626
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Great work C_Girl, I bet it feels good to make such progress.

M_Man, thanks for the summary on how you have achieved weight loss. It certainly sounds like you should be able to shift into a maintenance mode quite easily with that approach.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:32 PM   #2627
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I stopped posting in Oct as I was on a plateau.

Now I realize I am below 130 for the first time in ~30 years.
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I stopped posting in Oct as I was on a plateau.

Now I realize I am below 130 for the first time in ~30 years.
Now that is something to really celebrate

... with diet beer of course
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #2629
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Nice going, CalgaryGirl--consistency is great.

I would like to step on Khan's plateau. Living proof that we doesn't have to live with extra pounds as we get older.
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6ft 2in

22APR10 -- 215 lbs
22MAY10 - 203
22JUN10 - 189
22JUL10 - 186
26AUG10 - 172 lbs

Great job !
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #2631
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Week 1 (Aug. 5): Down 4.4 lbs
Week 2 (Aug. 12): Down 2.4 lbs
Week 3 (Aug. 19): Down 3.4 lbs
Week 4 (Aug. 26): Down 1.0 lbs (kind of a so-so week. I've been sick since Monday so no motivation to exercise at all. Hope to get back on the wagon next week when I'm hopefully feeling better ).

Total lost = 11.2 lbs

Good job ! Hope you feel better !
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Since we have Tuesday videos and Thursday jokes and at least Mudd and I are trying to lose weight, I thought maybe we could motivate each other here with Wednesday weigh-ins!

I am male, 37, at 196 and want to be at 175 by 6/1/2007.

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:06 PM   #2633
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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
171 Feb 10
168.5 Feb 23
171.5 Mar 24
171 Mar 31
172.5 Apr 13 steady state achieved, now focusing AGAIN on the downward glide path
ON VACATION Apr 20 - May 5 to FL. Returned at 177
171.5 May 26
174 June 19
177 July 3
180 July 22 ARGH - cold beer and Mike's Hard Lemonade are the culprits. Oh well...such is life. Still getting good feedback from the Martians.
177 Aug 18 Back on the downslope again....
178 Aug 28 Today I moved my exercise bike into a newly reorganized spare bedroom turned into a multi-functional space. I bought a very comfy Schwinn gel filled bicycle seat which will be mounted later today. Somebody NAG me to get going on it.

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
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Target 175lbs

1/06 186.5
2/03 183.5
3/03 182.0
4/07 181.0
5/05 180.0
6/02 180.0
7/07 179.0
8/04 179.5
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Down half a pound !
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Here are my results after restricting carbohydrates to around 20-30 grams per day, starting on June 9 (weight in pounds, green line is the 5-day moving average).




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Old 09-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #2637
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Wow that's great Al!

I also have reduced carbs by trending towards paleo nutrition. At first I didn't go very strict, just cut out grains but was still having some sugar in protein bars and artificial sweeteners in my diet pepsi, that was keeping my carbs below 100 grams/day. Now I cut out the sugar, and sweeteners, too to keep carbs below 50/day, and feel like I'm doing better without the sugar.

I also tried to keep my calories to my bmr of 1300/day, while adding some exercise after having been sedentary since November due to my shoulder surgeries. I exercised for about 30-45 mins. on 16 of the 28 days. Incidentally, I had tried to change my eating to paleo at one point in the spring already, but without the exercise I can't stick with it.

I started Aug 4th at 135.6 and just got weighed Aug 31 at 129 for a 6.6 lb. loss. According to the fancy scale they used, I lost 3.7 lbs. of fat but also 1.6 lbs. of muscle, which I'm a little disappointed about, so I think I need to up my calories a little so that doesn't happen, and that should make my workouts go a little better, too. I also need to figure out how to get 8 hours of sleep because lack of sleep/recovery can interfere with weight loss, too.

I'll keep at it and check in next month, reading all your entries keeps me motivated, thanks!
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Well, back in May, I had to be measured for the first time in 20+ years for Navy standards. I was nearly 10# over the weight limit!!!

Hopped on scale Monday, and I do not have to be "roped & choked" as we say Most of my clothes fit again, and I am almost back to my normal size uniforms I have been wearing since I joined the Navy!

I've been mindful of what I have been eating, and we are back with the P90X program again! (we got derailed earlier in year due to a 3 week plague that had a week overlap as he passed it on to me!)

Gearing up for ski season, fall hiking and biking, etc.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #2639
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Thanks a lot you guys for releasing those lost pounds into the fatmosphere--I am going to have to work really hard on dodging them!!!

Nice going, Dawg (are you taking lite meds these days?), Moe, Al, and igsoy. Fireup, do you like the P90X?
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #2640
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I don't know why DW won't admit it's all her fault for bringing Oreo's into the house. She can be really stubborn at times.
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