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Old 02-07-2019, 10:27 AM   #3881
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I finished a “Whole 30” on 2/5, thirty days without alcohol (I often go 30 days without alcohol so no big deal for me), dairy, grains, sugars including zero-cal sweeteners, and legumes. A modest weight loss of 3 lbs and a constant low level headache and feeling deprived are my main takeaways, but at least I got bragging rights, I guess
That's a pretty rough regiment of work for 30 days. I've looked at that plan but never bit off on it. I did my best weight loss with just walking 10,000 steps per day and limiting carbs. I also recorded about 1800 calories per day during that period of losing 20 pounds in three months.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:19 AM   #3882
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Up 2 lbs to an even 200
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:24 AM   #3883
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Missed logging last week, but lost the 1lb I gained the week before.

Then put it back again this week. hey ho.... had a very nice week. enjoyed some good food and drink but still kept the exercise

Total of 6lbs down so far it total this year. Hopefully back on track for the next few weeks now.
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:07 AM   #3884
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #3885
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Started a new diet 5 days ago. Down 5 lbs since then.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:58 AM   #3886
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Now down 3 more to 192. I’ll probably bottom out soon. Getting close to normal weight of 185. But I’ll keep up the low fat, no soda, seldom red meat, ice cream, pasta, alcohol diet as a “lifestyle modification”.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:41 AM   #3887
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Congratulations, Ronstar!!! That's great progress and only 7 more pounds to goal.

I have not lost a thing since January, although I have maintained at 52-53 pounds lost.

No mystery to my lack of weight loss; I have not been keeping my calorie intake as low as it was. I still track everything on MFP. I guess I think it's OK to maintain at this weight for a while. I love being this much lighter than I was and eventually I'll get motivated to lose more.
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Every time I travel, I gain 2 - 4 lb. Upon coming back, I adjust my intermittent diet timing (longer fasting, smaller window for eating meals). I had one meal yesterday and I am still 2 lbs over my normal weight. 138 lbs today.
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I finished a “Whole 30” on 2/5, thirty days without alcohol (I often go 30 days without alcohol so no big deal for me), dairy, grains, sugars including zero-cal sweeteners, and legumes. A modest weight loss of 3 lbs and a constant low level headache and feeling deprived are my main takeaways, but at least I got bragging rights, I guess
That's a bummer....well at least you tried it...
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:09 PM   #3890
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Went to a routine doctor appointment today, and what a nice surprise to find out that I lost 4 more pounds since December even though I have just been trying to maintain. All my lab test values were better too, and my doctor thinks I am in much better health than I was last year.

My goal lately has been to maintain my weight loss since I felt I needed a break from dieting. I still record calories and carbs every day, and weigh myself every day too.

Eventually I will "get my mojo back" and want to lose more weight, and when that happens I won't want to start at any higher weight than I am now.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:48 PM   #3891
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I have lost 42 lbs since March 2018. Currently I have been the same for the last 6 weeks with no weight loss. I know it will eventually come off but I am at a plateau for now.

I have been on 1500 calories a day since last March. Does not come off at 2 lbs a week. More like a lb every other week. Eat what I want just count the calories and walk between 8000 and 10000 everyday.

I have 48 more to go. Not in a hurry just doing the 1500 calories a day.
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Really surprised today, after a quick trip to Florida to visit BIL, I figured I would have gained 5# from all the rich (and wonderful) food....instead, I lost 2#.
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Every time I travel, I gain 2 - 4 lb. Upon coming back, I adjust my intermittent diet timing (longer fasting, smaller window for eating meals). I had one meal yesterday and I am still 2 lbs over my normal weight. 128 [138 was a typo] lbs today.



Back from another short trip and weighing in at 129 (2 lbs over, conceding 1lb is an actual weight gain from previous 126 lb). Goal is to get down to 126 again.
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It's not Wednesday and I rarely post here. But stepped on the scales this morning and I weighed 175..... down from my high of 192 just a few months ago. I've always said if I could stay between 175-180 I would be happy. Still have a little excess around the waist so another 5 off wouldn't hurt.

After having my racing heart issues from Oct last year, my cardiologist said no more caffeine, chocolate or alcohol. Actually no more mixed drinks as I still have an occasional beer. But cutting out chocolate and reducing my beer consumption has helped in my weight loss. Plus I just try to eat a little less.

So now I can get in my suits w/o looking fat. Good to know as I would hate having to buy a new suit when burial time rolls around. Is life great or what? Oh yes.....no more racing heart after the diet adjustments. Knock on wood.
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I weigh myself every morning. Jump out of bed to the scale. It never deviates more than 1 or 2 lbs. If I see my 133 weight one day and 134.2 the next, I analyze what I ate yesterday and cut back today. I can usually break it down to specific things, too much butter, a sweet roll, big pasta portion. Then I back off and hit the fiber hard, lose the sugar and fat. Always drink lots of water.
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Down roughly 7 lbs to 193 since starting my latest attempt ~2 weeks ago to get back to a more healthy weight..

Seeing the first digit on the scale being a *2* at the Dr's office recently was motivation enough. Plus, the extra weight (170 is apparently where I need to be to be 'healthy' according to BMI numbers) has been very rough on my knees and hips.

Read today that every 1 pound lost takes 4 pounds of pressure off your knees, and 8 (I think but not sure on that one) off your hips. That might explain how I torched my knee over the past 6 months..hoping it gets better as I work off some more weight..of course, it's somewhat hard to exercise as vigorously as normal with a bum knee also..

Trying very hard to stay under 1,500 calories per day (I weigh EVERYTHING and log it in SparkPeople) and burn 500+ through exercise. That's worked before for me - sometimes roughly 2 lbs/week. (For the most part, it all just comes down to basic math..) Hopefully will work again as I have 23 lbs to go..
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