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Old 09-01-2010, 12:35 PM   #2641
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Probably just water loss today as I played 2 hours of tennis last night but still very pleasing. One more week to go before the next long vacation.

Congratulations to all those of you that have lost weight this week, it looks to have been pretty successful for many of you
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:53 PM   #2642
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Nice going, Dawg (are you taking lite meds these days?),
Yep. A sacrifice, but I'll make do.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:23 PM   #2643
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Yep. A sacrifice, but I'll make do.
What a guy - I'm impressed.

I don't do lite beers, but do have gin & diet tonic, plus crown & diet coke etc.
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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.


SO did they same thing with chips (my biggest weakness ) . Well I may have asked him to but that is beside the point .
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #2645
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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.
I wouldn't worry about that at all. I'm assuming it's one of those scales that calculates your body fat % via some kind of conductance measurement. If so, those are quite inaccurate. If it's off by only 2%, that's 3 pounds right there.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:45 PM   #2646
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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).




Wow Al, you've really lost weight. I like your new look when you are playing.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:51 PM   #2647
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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
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High school weight 135 lbs senior year, running track

That is why I go to an exercise class . Once you are there you can't really slink out you have to do the hour .
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:44 PM   #2648
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I think the reading today was in error - I was 123 yesterday...but I'll take the 120!
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I think the reading today was in error - I was 123 yesterday...but I'll take the 120!
Hey, don't knock it, take what you can get
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Fireup, do you like the P90X?
Love it! We roll out of bed, trump down to basement and bounce around in the am...before we get going for the day. It ain't pretty - but it seems to be working! SO is getting a copy of the shorter versions (less time) - these all run about an hour - will keep posted when those make it here.
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I'm prettu sure I need to look into P90X or some other form of torture physical activity--today's weigh-in was a loss/gain/nuttin' of 0.0.
Darn, really hoped I'd hit my 25 lb. goal, so I will be cranking up the activity level this week.

Goal beginning 4/22: -25 lbs.
4/29, week 1, -4.6 lbs.: -4.6 lbs. total
5/6, week 2, -2.6 lbs: -7.2 lbs. total
5/13, week 3, -3.2 lbs.: -10.4 lbs. total
5/20, week 4, -1.6 lbs.: -12 lbs. total
5/27, week 5, -1 lb.: -13 lbs. total
6/3, week 6, -1.6 lbs.: -14.6 lbs. total
6/10, week 7, -2.4 lbs.: -17 lbs. total
6/17, week 8, -2.6 lbs.: -19.6 total
7/1, week 10, -1 lb.: -20.6 total
7/22, week 13, -1.6 lb.: -22.2 total
8/18, week 17, +1 lb.: -21.2 total
8/25, week 18, -3.2 lbs: -24.4 total
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I'm prettu sure I need to look into P90X or some other form of torture physical activity--today's weigh-in was a loss/gain/nuttin' of 0.0.
Darn, really hoped I'd hit my 25 lb. goal, so I will be cranking up the activity level this week.
Keep the faith, you're almost there. One dead swallow doesn't make a winter. (may be if you add dead swallows to your diet you'll barf up that last half pound)

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I'm prettu sure I need to look into P90X or some other form of torture physical activity--today's weigh-in was a loss/gain/nuttin' of 0.0.
Darn, really hoped I'd hit my 25 lb. goal, so I will be cranking up the activity level this week.

You are doing absolutely great ! You'll probably make your goal next week !
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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 lb (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 ).

Week 5 (Sep. 2): Down 3.2 lbs.

Total lost = 14.4 lbs
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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 lb (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 ).

Week 5 (Sep. 2): Down 3.2 lbs.

Total lost = 14.4 lbs
I hope the weight loss was because you are feeling better and back exercising, rather than through illness.

Very impressive total - great job.
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I'm hope you're feeling all better, CalgaryGirl, and that 3.2 loss is very impressive!
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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 lb (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 ).

Week 5 (Sep. 2): Down 3.2 lbs.

Total lost = 14.4 lbs

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Went to my weigh-in on Tuesday -- down another 1.8 lbs. I'm getting close to my 2/3rds mark! We're going to have a big party when I drop below 200 lbs.... only 6 more pounds to go.

I also had my physical on Tuesday. My bloodwork has always been unfairly good, considering my exercise levels and weight, but my doc was very, very happy with my pulse rate this visit. Down nearly 20 bpm over last year -- from 72 to 56! She said "yep, that's the regular exercise showing up." Good cholesterol was up, bad was down. So all in all a very satisfying physical.
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Went to my weigh-in on Tuesday -- down another 1.8 lbs. I'm getting close to my 2/3rds mark! We're going to have a big party when I drop below 200 lbs.... only 6 more pounds to go.

I also had my physical on Tuesday. My bloodwork has always been unfairly good, considering my exercise levels and weight, but my doc was very, very happy with my pulse rate this visit. Down nearly 20 bpm over last year -- from 72 to 56! She said "yep, that's the regular exercise showing up." Good cholesterol was up, bad was down. So all in all a very satisfying physical.
That is great news about your heart rate and cholesterol.

I would never have expected such a dramatic affect on heart rate but it happened to me also when I lost 40lb to get from to 210 to 170. I had a company physical in 2008 and the 'at rest ekg' showed a heart rate of 45. Although I told the Doc that I had increased my excercise dramatically he asked me to do a treadmill test as it had been a number of years since I'd done one. The result was perfectly normal, described as 'spectacular' by the cardiologist. Last year when I had my company physical my 'at rest ekg' showed a heart rate of 39 and the Doc flicked back to check on my stress test results and told me that he'd give me a copy of the ekg this year in his written report to give to my new Doc to show that all was okay. (he knew I was retiring and moving out of state).

The folks who wrote the book "Younger Next Year" talked about this ability of turning back the clock and maintaining a high level of fitness well into your senior years provided you exercised a LOT. (the book says nothing about diets or "ideal" weights, and concentrates on the effects of exercise including the science behind it).
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I weighed in this morning and I am still stuck at the same weight . I'm happy with the weight loss but I'd still like to lose a few more pounds .
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