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Old 05-27-2011, 09:00 PM   #3061
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Thanks Moe and Alan.
I usually gain 5 lbs over the winter because my cold weather exercise options are limited to shoveling snow and......never mind.
I think the biggest contributor to my weight loss is using my new self propel mower. Yes, the mower does the forward driving, but I am walking behind it at a pretty good clip. My front yard measures 90' by 100', so I am walking all of that, plus the upper body exercise involved in turning the corners, etc etc. I certainly sweated a lot.
I wish I could go to the gym, but I still have some permanent issues from RSI that make any form of repetitive exercise a very painful experience. In fact, I have a ThermaCare heat pad on my middle back tonight.
I am better off doing a variety of outdoor exercise activities (yardw*rk and planting my containers) in many sets of small doses over a longer period of time. This way I have recovery time (stopping) to avoid more repetitive strain injury (RSI).
I cannot ask Mr B to help right now because he is on "no strenuous activities or lifting" orders from the cardiologist due to his recent heart attack and catheterization. One more week to go and he will start helping out.

NO CHIPS...he was very good and ate an apple tonight.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:12 AM   #3062
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May was a very good month, so I must be doing something right.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:04 AM   #3063
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6/1/2011: 122

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

Well, I won't be weighing in for 2 weeks - we leave for our Alaska cruise and land tour tomorrow morning! I'll moderate my diet, but I definitely plan to enjoy some of that yummy cruise food. I expect to gain several pounds...hopefully not too many. So excited about our trip - woo-hoo!!!
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:37 AM   #3064
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5/12 - 215, 40"
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I'm more interested in the stomach measurement than the weight side. I'm also adding a fair amount of muscle mass to my chest and biceps (which is good because, after the first few weeks of building the garden, my forearms had gotten really freaky huge compared to the rest of me)
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:42 AM   #3065
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:43 AM   #3066
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Well, I won't be weighing in for 2 weeks - we leave for our Alaska cruise and land tour tomorrow morning! I'll moderate my diet, but I definitely plan to enjoy some of that yummy cruise food. I expect to gain several pounds...hopefully not too many. So excited about our trip - woo-hoo!!!
Hope you have a great trip! We can't hold it against you as the food on the cruises is too good to miss!
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #3067
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:27 AM   #3068
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5/27/09: 132 (post cruise)
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5/25/2011: 122 (2 yr mark of diet)
6/1/2011: 122

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

Well, I won't be weighing in for 2 weeks - we leave for our Alaska cruise and land tour tomorrow morning! I'll moderate my diet, but I definitely plan to enjoy some of that yummy cruise food. I expect to gain several pounds...hopefully not too many. So excited about our trip - woo-hoo!!!
Have a great time ! You will be awed by the scenery !
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:29 AM   #3069
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I gained a pound this week and I am not surprised . We went to a party Sunday and out to eat Monday so I am now back on track.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #3070
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My daughter made me home made chocolate chip cookies (my favorite) for my birthday so don't be surprised if next week is a bust for me!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #3071
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A day late ...but hopefully not a dollar short.

Using prior week's WW weigh in. Started WW at 205.4 in mid-August, 2010

1/12 190.4
1/19 188.8
1/26 188.2
2/2 187.8
2/9 186.2
2/23 185.8
3/2 184.8
3/9 184.6
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #3072
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A week of visitors and entertaining is responsible for the extra lb. (nothing to do with lack of control )


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Old 06-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #3073
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I weighed in today. Same weight as last week .
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:52 AM   #3074
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-1.8 lbs this week. Based on that I know what I weigh but my scales just told me -1.8 lbs.

My new scales tell me how much I've gained or lost since the last weigh in rather than my total weight.

I want to lose 30 pounds total so instead of stepping on the scales and seeing the big number of what I weigh now and fretting about how long it will take to get to 30 pounds it shows the little number of what I've lost (or gained) which for me is very motivational.

If you're interested, the scale is called zeroscale and is at zeroscale.com
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:58 AM   #3075
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I hope I can lose a lb or 2 before next Wednesday as we have a couple of weeks vacation following that.


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Old 06-09-2011, 11:01 AM   #3076
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22APR10 -- 215 lbs
22MAY10 - 203
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22JUL10 - 186
26AUG10 - 172
17DEC10 - 169
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Very impressive - 6 months now at a great weight for your hieight.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:27 PM   #3078
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182.5 Jun 9 I had 10 chicken wings with celery and blue cheese last night, so there is that 1 pound added. Not to worry...the front lawn needs mowing again.

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Once again....A day late ...but hopefully not a dollar short.

Using prior week's WW weigh in. Started WW at 205.4 in mid-August, 2010

1/12 190.4
1/19 188.8
1/26 188.2
2/2 187.8
2/9 186.2
2/23 185.8
3/2 184.8
3/9 184.6
3/16 183.6
4/11 181.4
4/18 180.4
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5/4 179.8
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5/25 178.8
6/1 177.6
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Started Atkins. 231lbs this morning.
Started a low carb lifestyle change February 2011. 6'2" 257 lbs. As of yesterday weigh in at 232 lbs. Low carb is the "weigh" to go. I haven't done much exercise and eat as much as I want until I'm full. I do not look at calories or fat, just carbs. Amazing how this works. Had a physical about a month ago and all my blood work came in much better. Blood pressure down, cholesterol down, good cholesterol up, triglycerides down, glucose down...amazing. I have been eating an average 5 eggs everyday since February.

The only thing you have to give up is pasta, rice, bread, corn, potatoes and sugar. That's it. LOL.
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