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Old 01-13-2011, 12:07 AM   #2841
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Weighed in yesterday, and despite the holiday craziness am down another 1.5 lbs. More importantly, this brings me down to the 200 lb mark -- a 2/3 goal for me. Whoo-hoo! Only 1/3 more of the way to go.....

Congrats to all, even you, BTravelin. The medical/liquid diet you're on sounds like it's for good reasons. Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #2842
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Btravlin - I don't fancy your diet plan at all. I hope you recover, healthwise, and manage to hang onto much of that enforced weight loss
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Congrats to all, even you, BTravelin. The medical/liquid diet you're on sounds like it's for good reasons. Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks guys, I do appreciate it. Almost back to normal and eating just about everything again. The surgery seems to have done the trick, I'm sleeping much more soundly and waking well rested instead of tired with a headache. I never knew you could draw so much air in through the nose - it's absolutely amazing! And, as an added bonus, my DW is sleeping much better because I no longer snore!
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I gained a pound and I know the culprit . It was chips . You can not tempt me with cake ,candy or cookies but chips do me in . The bag is now gone so hopefully I'll do better .
Mr B loves chips. And cookies. And more cookies. We keep his goodies in a wicker basket on the peninsula counter. And of course he gains no weight.

It is ALL I can do not to have any. Maybe I should put a cloth over them so I am not visually tempted.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:39 PM   #2844
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I think with the new year I'll join in. I'm a relapsed lifetime member of WW. I've gone back and lost 15 pounds so far. I am doing much, much better on the new program (lost 6.5 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years on the new program which is really good for me).

Anyway, I'll use my official previous Saturday WW weigh in.

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I think with the new year I'll join in. I'm a relapsed lifetime member of WW. I've gone back and lost 15 pounds so far. I am doing much, much better on the new program (lost 6.5 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years on the new program which is really good for me).

Anyway, I'll use my official previous Saturday WW weigh in.

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Welcome to Wednesday weigh in ! There are several WW followers on here .
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:43 PM   #2846
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Welcome to the thread Meow

Sounds like you have been doing geat. Well done.
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I read somewhere that success requires setting a goal, recording progress and making the effort public, so here I am! I'm a 58 yr old male, 5'10" tall. Twelve days ago I started at 214 lbs. Today I weighed in at 206. For my height I guess I'm supposed to weigh 175 lbs. Seems pretty low to me!
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I read somewhere that success requires setting a goal, recording progress and making the effort public, so here I am! I'm a 58 yr old male, 5'10" tall. Twelve days ago I started at 214 lbs. Today I weighed in at 206. For my height I guess I'm supposed to weigh 175 lbs. Seems pretty low to me!
Other than dehydration, to what do you attribute this 8 lb loss? How did you do it?
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Congratulations everyone! Losing weight and maintaining the loss takes a lot of work and attention and self control. You guys are doing great.

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I read somewhere that success requires setting a goal, recording progress and making the effort public, so here I am! I'm a 58 yr old male, 5'10" tall. Twelve days ago I started at 214 lbs. Today I weighed in at 206. For my height I guess I'm supposed to weigh 175 lbs. Seems pretty low to me!
Welcome to the thread

If I may make a suggestion, why not set your initial target at losing 10% of your initial weight, which is no mean feat. May be a target weight of 190, which is an impressive 24lbs.

If you can then maintain that weight for a few weeks, set a new target of 175 and strive for that.

Keep us posted and good luck.

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Other than dehydration, to what do you attribute this 8 lb loss? How did you do it?
Typically in the first couple of weeks of a weight loss program there will be some true weight loss and then some loss of water weight.
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Typically in the first couple of weeks of a weight loss program there will be some true weight loss and then some loss of water weight.
Yeah, I stated it clumsily. I was interested more in what method he was using/following.
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I read somewhere that success requires setting a goal, recording progress and making the effort public, so here I am! I'm a 58 yr old male, 5'10" tall. Twelve days ago I started at 214 lbs. Today I weighed in at 206. For my height I guess I'm supposed to weigh 175 lbs. Seems pretty low to me!
Welcome to the thread!

And, yeah, it does seem low but I'm 5'11" and have seen some health sites say I should weigh 164!?!?!?

I think Alan's suggestion to set an intermediate goal is a good idea.

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:33 AM   #2854
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RonBoyd - Here's what I'm doing:
* mainly eating one serving, chewing it slowly & savoring every bite
* avoiding sweets, bread, & pasta
* switched to peanuts in the shell for snacking
* but, hardest of all gave up the good beer ... settling for Amstel Light and Corona Light!
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Hi All - new to this, need some accountability so I thought participating here would help. Some background: used to love weight lifting until arthritis made it almost impossible, top weight here was around 220lbs, migrated over to competitive cycling (road racing mainly), at peak got down to 165-170lbs, felt very light for being 6'2", fast forward a couple of years and a couple of surgeries later, as of today, I am 198lbs. Started training again, may try to race at the end of the season (old guy categories, 45+) but that will depend on fitness and weight loss. Would like to get back to 180lbs by Spring, then try to drop the last 10-15lbs over the summer.

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* mainly eating one serving, chewing it slowly & savoring every bite
* avoiding sweets, bread, & pasta
* switched to peanuts in the shell for snacking
* but, hardest of all gave up the good beer ... settling for Amstel Light and Corona Light!
Well, Amstel is still better than any of the American premium beers. Even in deprivation you are living well.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #2857
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RonBoyd - Here's what I'm doing:
* mainly eating one serving, chewing it slowly & savoring every bite
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* switched to peanuts in the shell for snacking
* but, hardest of all gave up the good beer ... settling for Amstel Light and Corona Light!
Well, good for you.

So it is the Carb reduction that is doing it for you.

Beer has a two-pronged attack on weight loss, BTW. It is pretty high-carb (even the low-carb kind) and contains alcohol. Of the four Food Groups (Fats, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Alcohol), the body uses Alcohol (no nutritional value) first; requiring unused calories (and their nutrition) to be stored (as body fat). Fortunately, in small amounts (a beer or two?) this doesn't matter... particularly when combined with the overall reduction in Carb intake but still needs to be taken into consideration.

Of related interest may be this thread:

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Hi All - new to this, need some accountability so I thought participating here would help. Some background: used to love weight lifting until arthritis made it almost impossible, top weight here was around 220lbs, migrated over to competitive cycling (road racing mainly), at peak got down to 165-170lbs, felt very light for being 6'2", fast forward a couple of years and a couple of surgeries later, as of today, I am 198lbs. Started training again, may try to race at the end of the season (old guy categories, 45+) but that will depend on fitness and weight loss. Would like to get back to 180lbs by Spring, then try to drop the last 10-15lbs over the summer.

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