Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #3541
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,036
Well I weighed in today and I have successfully kept my weight off for over two years . Which is great since I gave away all my old clothes and bought new replacements .
__________________

__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-28-2013, 07:30 PM   #3542
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 21,132
That's a great achievement Moe, well done
__________________

__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55, moved to England in May 2016
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #3543
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan View Post
That's a great achievement Moe, well done
Thanks Alan!
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 08:30 AM   #3544
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
simple girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moemg View Post
Well I weighed in today and I have successfully kept my weight off for over two years . Which is great since I gave away all my old clothes and bought new replacements .
How wonderful - big accomplishment - congrats!!!
__________________
simple girl
less stuff, more time

(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
simple girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #3545
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
simple girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,505
5/27/09: 132 (post cruise)
.....

5/26/10: 123 (1 yr mark of diet)

...
5/25/2011: 122 (2 yr mark of diet)
...

5/30/2012: 122 (3 yr mark of diet - wahoo!)
...
6/27/2012: 125
...
7/25/2012: 125
...
8/22/2012: 126
...
10/25/2012: 124
...

3/2/2013: 118

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


Went on a serious diet and exercise plan 1/1/2013. Hubby and I did a "40 day challenge" where we worked out every day for 40 days. I now have accomplished sticking to a weight training program in addition to my cardio workouts. Decided I needed to get serious about weight training b/c of losing muscle mass with age and instant menopause brought on by chemo last year. I used to hate weight training, but now that I'm seeing results, it is much more rewarding...I actually like it now!
__________________
simple girl
less stuff, more time

(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
simple girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #3546
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by simple girl View Post
...

3/2/2013: 118

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


Went on a serious diet and exercise plan 1/1/2013. Hubby and I did a "40 day challenge" where we worked out every day for 40 days. I now have accomplished sticking to a weight training program in addition to my cardio workouts. Decided I needed to get serious about weight training b/c of losing muscle mass with age and instant menopause brought on by chemo last year. I used to hate weight training, but now that I'm seeing results, it is much more rewarding...I actually like it now!
Wow great work !
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #3547
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 21,132
That is just awesome SG. Congratulations.
__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55, moved to England in May 2016
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #3548
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by simple girl View Post
...

Went on a serious diet and exercise plan 1/1/2013. Hubby and I did a "40 day challenge" where we worked out every day for 40 days. I now have accomplished sticking to a weight training program in addition to my cardio workouts...
You rock, SG! I hope you don't mind that DH and I are going to copy this idea--our house has been torn up since mid-December and with no kitchen beyond fridge and microwave, we were happy to maintain on takeout salads for dinner and pb&j otherwise. This coming week all will be finished so "SG 40 day plan," here we come!

Moe, congrats on your 2 year maintain!
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #3549
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
simple girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
You rock, SG! I hope you don't mind that DH and I are going to copy this idea--our house has been torn up since mid-December and with no kitchen beyond fridge and microwave, we were happy to maintain on takeout salads for dinner and pb&j otherwise. This coming week all will be finished so "SG 40 day plan," here we come!
Awesome!!! Hope it works as well for you as it did for us! If we couldn't get a hard workout in one day, we at least did "something" - even if it was an easy walk, yoga, etc. It felt so good to accomplish this challenge - keep us posted how it goes for you!
__________________
simple girl
less stuff, more time

(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
simple girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #3550
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,440
I've done a good job with maintaining my weight too. Still about 7-8 lbs over weight for the last couple of years. I will let you know when I get it off.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #3551
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
177.5 Nov 2008
173.5 Dec 23, 2009
168.5 Feb 23, 2010
182 Dec 22, 2010
183 Dec 2, 2011
186.5 Jan 21, 2012
183 April 25
181.5 Aug 22
178 Sep 7, 2012 Been a bit off my feed, but all those shrimp I ate yesterday will fix that.

188 March 12, 2013 Wow, I gained 10 lbs since Sept. I had been maintaining between 181-184 lbs since Jan 1, but my recent 3x a day antibiotic regimen with food put on another 4 lbs in 10 days.
So...I dragged out my mini-stepper machine, 2 xcountry ski poles for balance, and started doing exercise in my living room. I did 100 steps on day 1, 200 on day 2, and will be getting going for today's session in a few minutes. I am also working with 3 lb hand barbells for upper body toning.
I am recording some fun 30 minute shows to watch while I exercise. Once I get back in shape, I will be firing up my virtual ping pong (Sports Champions game) and getting an all over w*rkout.

REVISED:
Short Term Goal - 175 lbs and maintaining all through 2012
Long Term Goal - 170 lbs for 2013
High school weight 135 lbs senior year, running track
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #3552
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,646
I just realized it has been a year since I started eating low carb. In about 3 months I dropped to about 163 from 185 at 6'. I had been 195 a half year earlier when I quit chocolate. A lot of people told me lowering the carbs would get a quick drop after which I would bounce back up. Now I am a year in and no change. I don't think a bounce back up is in the picture.
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 06:28 AM   #3553
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,356
03/09/2011 208.4 2011 high
09/21/2011 180.6
03/07/2012 182.0
06/20/2012 184.2
08/22/2012 182.7
03/13/2013 200.0

Oops. Gained a little weight over the winter.
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #3554
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: bryn mawr
Posts: 47
Weighed in at 185. Would like to get down to 175 by the end of the summer.

Good luck to one and all in reaching your goals.
__________________
johnrlawjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #3555
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 731
Hi - I am just starting ( today, for the umpteenth time) a low carb diet, again. I started doing this periodically 11 years ago and have found that the only way for me to lose easily is to stick to really low carb - basically Atkins induction. I've had flu for 6 weeks but it's down to a nasty occasional cough so I'm going for it.

It is weird though - the minute I add dairy or anything with ANY carbs, I stop losing. I found some carb blocker pills so I'm going to try those this time. (Swansonvitamins.com Ultimate Carb Control C-120X if anyone is interested).

Not giving my weight - too depressing! But I am tracking it and will post the loss. 30 pounds would be nice but unlikely. 15 would mean a lot of clothes would fit again

I never can stick to it forever because I really like bread. But anyhow about 15 pounds have joined my hips over the last year and it's time I dealt with it.

So: encouragement is welcome!
__________________
Retired July 2, 2010 at 62. My only regret is that I couldn't do it sooner.
thinker25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #3556
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,036
[QUOTE=thinker25;1295389

So: encouragement is welcome![/QUOTE]

Go for it ! You can do it ! I lost 23 pounds by just cutting carbs to once a day and halving portion sizes . It was painless .
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 11:58 PM   #3557
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 926
I weighed 139 pounds wednesday. I was at 159 when I started P90X in august.I am 60 years old and 5'7". My body fat is now at 11.5% and muscle is at 39.5%. I got a bike in december and have been riding it 40 to 70 miles per week and that in combination with modified P90X has taken the fat off pretty easily. I eat low carb and have cut most of the sugar, processed flour and fried foods out of my diet. I still work hard at the resistance parts of P90X but skip much of the cardio and yoga since I started riding the bike. From here my goal is more to gain muscle and strength rather than losing more weight. This is the least I have weighed since I was in Honduras in 1988, working out every day waiting for our Chinooks to get ungrounded.
__________________
CW4, USA-(ret)
RN, BSN-(ret)
jclarksnakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #3558
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
simple girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,505
5/27/09: 132 (post cruise)
.....

5/26/10: 123 (1 yr mark of diet)

...
5/25/2011: 122 (2 yr mark of diet)
...

5/30/2012: 122 (3 yr mark of diet - wahoo!)
...
6/27/2012: 125
...
7/25/2012: 125
...
8/22/2012: 126
...
10/25/2012: 124
...

3/2/2013: 118
3/20/2013: 117

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


I've got extra motivation now to keep my weight very lean and avoid sugars and carbs...I became prediabetic after all the steroids I took last year during chemo, and it doesn't look like it is going away. Started testing my blood sugar, and I'm learning what is spiking it...knowledge is power!

Hope everyone is doing well.
__________________
simple girl
less stuff, more time

(49, married; DH 53. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH hopes to fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free...although he may decide to do part-time consulting)
simple girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 08:31 AM   #3559
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by simple girl View Post
5/27/09: 132 (post cruise)
.....

5/26/10: 123 (1 yr mark of diet)

...
5/25/2011: 122 (2 yr mark of diet)
...

5/30/2012: 122 (3 yr mark of diet - wahoo!)
...
6/27/2012: 125
...
7/25/2012: 125
...
8/22/2012: 126
...
10/25/2012: 124
...

3/2/2013: 118
3/20/2013: 117

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


I've got extra motivation now to keep my weight very lean and avoid sugars and carbs...I became prediabetic after all the steroids I took last year during chemo, and it doesn't look like it is going away. Started testing my blood sugar, and I'm learning what is spiking it...knowledge is power!

Hope everyone is doing well.
Excellent!
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #3560
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by thinker25 View Post
Hi - I am just starting ( today, for the umpteenth time) a low carb diet, again. I started doing this periodically 11 years ago and have found that the only way for me to lose easily is to stick to really low carb - basically Atkins induction. I've had flu for 6 weeks but it's down to a nasty occasional cough so I'm going for it.
Just reporting in - lost 3.5 pounds in 7 days. It won't continue at that rate but it's a nice start. If it would stop snowing I could get out of the house to walk some...
__________________

__________________
Retired July 2, 2010 at 62. My only regret is that I couldn't do it sooner.
thinker25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Health Ins. Cost Reduction kz Life after FIRE 15 05-27-2007 07:47 PM
Text of FOMC Announcement from Wednesday haha FIRE and Money 14 03-23-2007 02:00 PM
Florida Home Owners Ins mickeyd Other topics 5 08-29-2006 11:02 AM
Advice needed on Indiv Med Ins Plans starry night FIRE and Money 4 03-04-2006 05:41 PM
Forbes -- Growth in Health Ins. Premiums Slows intercst FIRE and Money 6 09-15-2005 02:37 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.