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Old 08-26-2017, 02:43 PM   #3661
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I'm getting on the weight loss train

I passed one year of retirement mark. I spent my first year just playing. My first year was great and I needed that. Lazy days of walking with friends, bike riding, going to the beach, plays, concerts, a 10 week RV trip to Civil War sites, and a two week trip to Japan in First Class airline seats. Absolutely great year.

I didn't gain weight but I didn't lose either. I lost 15 lbs in the previous year. In my second year of retirement I am going to make losing weight a priority. I have a BMI of 38, weighing 190 lbs. My first goal is to get below 190 lbs. Then I want to get out of the obese BMI range, which for me is 163 lbs. I might be able to fit into a stretchy size 10 at 163.

I already eat healthy food and log my food on the Loseit app. I will have to be more diligent and weigh ALL my food in order to keep my daily calorie intake at 1300 calories. I already walk 3 miles 4 days a week and take a strength class. I need to add more strength exercise, high intensity cardio and swimming to my regiment. Part of my exercise routine will be housework and painting.

I'll check in on Wednesday.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:32 PM   #3662
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I already eat healthy food and log my food on the Loseit app. I will have to be more diligent and weigh ALL my food in order to keep my daily calorie intake at 1300 calories. I already walk 3 miles 4 days a week and take a strength class. I need to add more strength exercise, high intensity cardio and swimming to my regiment. Part of my exercise routine will be housework and painting.

I'll check in on Wednesday.
Welcome!

I go on and off dieting, but lately am "on" and doing well. I only had a few pounds to lose, but boy are those "last 5-10#" the hardest (IMO).

I follow a 1400 cal "lower carb" (between 75 and 100 net carbs/day) diet and use myfitnesspal, which I love. I am 5' 4". I work out hard about 4 times/week (cardio and weights).

I don't like to deprive myself, so the 1400 cal lets me have a glass or two of wine with dinner. I lose about 1#/wk on this plan until I plateau. The only way I can lose weight is to weigh, measure, and track calories. Once I reach my goal weight, I can maintain fairly well with more calories if I stay lower carb.

The measuring/weighing/tracking and lower carb always seems to work for me. The hard part is doing it!
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:13 PM   #3663
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Exactly six months into retirement and I've lost 20 pounds without even trying. I'm more active, I go to the gym again, I don't eat out for lunch five days a week with oversized portions, and not least of all my stress/frustration level is way down.

This won't last forever though. I need to start an eating plan to keep things going in the right direction.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:44 PM   #3664
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I started Weight Watchers (which I love, now that it uses a lot of technology) in late June and in spite of being away on a few trips (like a week and a half in Germany, where fresh fruit comes wrapped in pastry and covered with some form of cream), I've been diligent otherwise and am down 10 of the 25 I want to lose. Had I not started then I am sure I would be up 10 pounds. It's not a race, I keep telling myself, but I look forward to working it for the next ten weeks.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:36 AM   #3665
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I'll chime in that I lost 10lbs in the first 6 months of FIRE without even trying. I was walking ~2 mi a day at least 5 days a week which I didn't do when working (desk job mostly), but that is about it. I have denied myself little in way of food, but I generally eat fairly healthy. I am on my feet during the day a lot more, but am also probably sleeping 1-2 more hours a night. 9 months in and I am still at that weight, just a hair under a BMI of 25 and I am very happy and comfortable at this weight.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:04 PM   #3666
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Saw the thread, weighed myself, (sans attire), BMI 23.7 ..... 6' 0" and 175 lbs...... wouldn't mind dropping 5 lbs....WOULD mind gaining same.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:03 PM   #3668
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I'm actually at the same weight that I was 30 years ago. :-)
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:05 PM   #3669
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Down another 7 lbs today. Chipping away....
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I'm actually at the same weight that I was 30 years ago. :-)
Wow, that's great!!! Wanna be there by the end of the year too (or close to it).
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:08 PM   #3671
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Back on myfitnesspal as of Sunday morning. Food journalling is the only way I have every successfully lost weight. My problem is I get down to where I want to be, stop journaling and then gain it back within a year. I may be destined to log my meals forever. As least myfitnesspal makes it so easy.
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Back on myfitnesspal as of Sunday morning. Food journalling is the only way I have every successfully lost weight. My problem is I get down to where I want to be, stop journaling and then gain it back within a year. I may be destined to log my meals forever. As least myfitnesspal makes it so easy.
I've logged over 800 days. It's too easy, for me, to slowly increase a couple hundred calories.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:36 PM   #3673
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I feel so bad , since I retired I gained 8 lbs ....but I go to the Gym 3 sometimes 4 times a week . I walk 12 miles a week and do light weights . Time to get a good eating program /
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