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Old 08-22-2007, 06:41 AM   #421
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Ok it is Wednesday and I am weighing in... 201 ! I have started to do double workouts to add variety.. Doing situps / weights in the early morning (weights every other day) and running in the late morning / afternoon. My goal is to be under 200 by the end of the month and so far so good ! My next long term goal is to drop another 30 - 35 in the next 6 months..I have been dieting moderately but I expect to make the next step I will have to start to reduce portions(calories). I will post progress as I go along...
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:57 AM   #422
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Lost 2 pounds and 3 inches (in the month of Aug)! Unfortunately my arms have not gotten smaller at all
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:04 AM   #423
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Still at 145 right now, holding steady for the most part, which is a good thing! The big news is I finally can do not just one, but two full, real from the floor pushups! It feels awesome!

Getting back into the workout schedule after my CFP study month of July has been tough, but I just go and generally feel better once I get into it. Doing more resistance training and less cardio (only 20 min 3x week now). My arms are officially the envy of my girlfriends! And my hula skills have improved dramatically!
I'd like to get down another 10 lbs, but for now I'm just enjoying learning how to buy clothes that fit! It will be interesting to see what our BF% from the Bodypod will be in December.

XYZ, we restricted to 1200 calories to get rolling, but only after we'd been working out for a while--you sound ready for that next big step! Good Job!

Fireup, I'll take those inches gone--especially if they are lost from around the middle! That is great!

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:54 AM   #424
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I'm back on WW with DW. 5 weeks ago I hit 232 lbs. and the warning sirens went off (I'm 6' 2").

So this morning I was 218.5, just 38.5 lbs to go!
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Hey Laurence, I just listened to a great podcast about a guy that went on WW core plan--pretty incredible results. It is called Jonathan's Healthy Groove podcast. You might check it out for some WW inspiration. Good luck!
You've dropped a lot in just 5 weeks--that is cool!
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:43 PM   #426
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I'm back on WW with DW. 5 weeks ago I hit 232 lbs. and the warning sirens went off (I'm 6' 2").

So this morning I was 218.5, just 38.5 lbs to go!
Well done Laurence. I did WW at work 5 years ago and it suited me to a tee. I hope you stick with it. I lost 50lb over 9 months then eased back and have maintained my current weigh ever since. I still have the book and calculator and every time my weight drifts up, I do the journaling thing for a few weeks to get back down.

I'm 6'1" and weighed 210. Got down to 161 but that quickly went back up to 170 and I try to keep in the 168 - 172 range.

Once you've trained your stomach to smaller portions it gets a lot easier.

oh.. weighed in today at 172 again. Bit disappointed as I'm off to England in 3 weeks for a 2 week vacation and have been trying to get to below 170 before the over-indulgence begins
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Hey Laurence, I just listened to a great podcast about a guy that went on WW core plan--pretty incredible results. It is called Jonathan's Healthy Groove podcast. You might check it out for some WW inspiration. Good luck!
You've dropped a lot in just 5 weeks--that is cool!
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thanks for the reference Sarah. I've just been listening, and yes, it is very well done indeed.
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Ok, I just came across this and I gotta get in on it. You guys are having too much fun and success, and I want in.

I'm about five foot nine and weigh around 185. I am down from 195, which is good, but I was down to about 170 last year. My ideal weight is right around 170. 170 is probably just outside of my optimal BMI, but that is really where I feel most comfortable.

DW has been kicking me out of bed at 5 am 4 days a week for a 3 mile run. This combined with cutting back on portion size and calories seems to work well. In fact, the biggest boost to our weightloss could probably be attributed to only eating out once a week. We have found that when we eat out there are too many hidden calories. Plus I cut out almost all the alcohol from my diet, which has probably made me excessively dull.

Hopefully I won't blow all of my recent success this weekend.

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Dropped another lb this week, now at 171, so feeling good, but it's the exercise that doing it. Played tennis 5 days out of the last 8 and it's not so much the weight loss but the lasting "high" I get out of playing. Both the guys I play with are well matched so we have plenty of close games and we are all out there for the fun of it.

Ted, your story about getting up at 5am and doing your thing is just great - I admire you, the only time I tried that sort of thing was very limited over a 6 month period. At age 40 I had a stress test (through the work health program) and I had the results of a 30yr old. I tore my knee up shortly afterwards and stopped exercising (I was a soccer ref. ). At 43 I was on a 5-day management course which included a daily health program. Before we came we were told to bring the blood work results of our last physical. The doctor running the heath portion of the course had us do some physical tests plus some mental agility tests and along with our blood work typed the results into a program and told each of us our "health age". Mine came out at age 40 and so I was determined to do something about it because in my eyes I had "lost" 7 years in the last 3 years.

We were given a website and account name and encouraged to do a health program then run the physical and mental tests on ourselves again, enter the new results and see how much we had improved. So for 6 months I got up at 5:30 and did 30 minutes of exercises. For me this was agony, but I persisted then at the end of the 6 months, I did the tests, logged on and entered them and was so disappointed to see no change at all. But this was the first time I had seen what he set up and when I looked at the Triglycerides I thought they looked very high. So i looked up the results and discovered he had made a typo and they were 10 times higher than they should have been. I corrected the mistake and my health age dropped 7 years.

so, 6 months of misery caused by a typo
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Ted, I feel your pain.. I too have reduced alcohol intake and run 4 - 5 days a week. I've reached a plateau so unfortunately I am going to have to start eating less.. and no beers with this weekend's barbque. ... On the positive side I am wearing slacks which I have not been able to fit in for 5 years !
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Alan, wow that is pain. I think if that happened to me I'd be pretty disgruntled. Thanks for sharing your experience. The funny thing about the 5 AM workouts is that it is really tough for me to get out of bed and that first 1/4 mile pretty much sucks. But then I find my stride and it doesn't seem to be so bad. I guess the toughest part for me is overcoming the inertia. We didn't run today, we usually take Fridays off, and I can already tell that I don't have the energy and mental sharpness I had the last 4 days.

XYZ, have you tried altering your workouts? I found last year, when I initially dropped 45#'s, that when I started to plateau my workouts were becoming mundane. So I started doing more cross-training. For instance, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday DW and I would run. On Monday and Wednesday we would lift weights (low weight, high reps). And then on Saturday we would either hike, bike, kayak or do anything else that seemed like fun. We have always taken Fridays off because by the end of the week we are usually pretty burned out from work. We are starting to work our way back into that system, but are just trying to get the cardio workouts back up to speed.

Question for the group: What is it that derails your weightloss or weight maintenance? And how do you get back on track?

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What derails my weight maintenance? Drinking, no question.

Getting on the scale everyday and making sure I'm within a couple of pounds of my goal weight reminds me that if I'm going to have some beers tonight, I better eat light today. What is interesting is that now that the big losses have been made, it is easy to keep within about 3-4 lbs of the goal weight, even if we have a few big-eating days.

Good luck and good job on the losses!
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Late post, 212.5 this week. Slowly but surely.
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Ok weighed in at 199 this morning... One day later than my goal but I will take it... Next stop 180 by the end of September.... I have an incredibly stressful month ahead meeting with the chairman of the corp I work at on Tuesday to present a proposal...wobble wobble (those would be my knees shaking). Some business travel this month coming and finally vacation!
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What derails my weight maintenance?

Business travel and business meals. When I'm RE'd I'm sure there will be some other reasons, but that is what does it for me at present. In July and August I haven't done much travel but have been working lots of long days to complete a project so have been missing the daily trip to the gymn after work and snacking during the day.

BUT - despite this last few weeks I have lost the 10lb I wanted to lose after my trips to India, Spain, England and Canada in March - May
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Weighed in at 172 this morming. Was goping to be a few lbs lighter before leaving on vacation on Saturday for 2 weeks to England. Overeating and drinking is a certainity. Exercise is very dependent on the weather
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(Sigh) 214 this morning. Oh well, bad week.
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Have not made it back to gym since returning from vacation. Do not own a scale. I am confident there was no positive change (=loss) - great food in Yosemite and a rib festival in Reno! YUM!! (not to mention "complimentary" (ha!) Blue Moon or Midori sours in the casinos!)
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Weighing in at 199 this week .. No More No Less.. Still running confident I will be down a bit by weekend.
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211.5, I was down to 209.5, dang fluctuations!

Training for a half marathon in November, now I have the delecate balancing act of eating enough to have engergy to complete the training, and eating too much and gaining...
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