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Old 03-27-2008, 10:05 AM   #701
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Wow, you are obviously doing well to eat all that and only put on a pound or so.
Actually, I weighed 189.0 last Thursday, and 197.0 on Monday. So more than just a pound or two. ;-) Tuesday night was a good workout, and then I wasn't hungry enough to bother eating a real dinner when I got home an hour before bed time, so I had apple and a muffin. This morning was 194.0 and 15.8 fat percentage. Hopefully next week I'll be under my weight goal.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #702
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231.5...........ok considering I had many meetings, poor food choices, etc.........
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:21 PM   #703
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End of week 2: down 3.2 lbs

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Old 03-28-2008, 12:49 PM   #704
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Actually, I weighed 189.0 last Thursday, and 197.0 on Monday. So more than just a pound or two. ;-) Tuesday night was a good workout, and then I wasn't hungry enough to bother eating a real dinner when I got home an hour before bed time, so I had apple and a muffin. This morning was 194.0 and 15.8 fat percentage. Hopefully next week I'll be under my weight goal.

Wow, so even though the weekly difference was only 2 lbs, there was an 8lb difference between high and low in 4 days. That's a 4.2% difference.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #705
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I broke the 230 barrier.....first time since 1998!! Was at 229.5.............

Last time I was under 200 pounds was 1988....... Not aiming for that....205-210 by year end would be great!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #706
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
1/30: 196.0 16.6%
2/06: 198.2 16.9%
2/13: 194.8 16.4%
2/20: 191.8 16.5%
2/27: 192.0 16.6%
3/05: 190.0 16.3%
3/12: 192.8 16.2%
3/19: 191.2 15.8%
3/26: 193.2 16.4%
4/02: 192.6 15.6%

Goal: 192.0 15.3%

Some progress after last week's regression, mostly in the fat percentage.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #707
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Well, I can use some motivation, so I'll start participating in this thread, hoping it's OK with you longtimers. I've noticed it a few times, but never opened it.

My wife and I started on a weight loss/fitness road on February 6. At that time, I was 224, BMI 35.1 (5'7") I felt terrible, and so out of shape. On February 24, we bought a used Bowflex to go along with the treadmill we already have. We've been pretty diligent, and I'm down to 207.5, BMI 32.5, and feeling much better!

We've been eating lots of fish, chicken, and some lean beef. Lots of veggies, and just generally watching what we eat. In the last week, my weight loss has slowed, and I seem to have hit a plateau. Guess I'll just have to keep at it, and this thread will help. Every Wednesday, eh?
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Well, I can use some motivation, so I'll start participating in this thread, hoping it's OK with you longtimers. I've noticed it a few times, but never opened it.

My wife and I started on a weight loss/fitness road on February 6. At that time, I was 224, BMI 35.1 (5'7") I felt terrible, and so out of shape. On February 24, we bought a used Bowflex to go along with the treadmill we already have. We've been pretty diligent, and I'm down to 207.5, BMI 32.5, and feeling much better!

We've been eating lots of fish, chicken, and some lean beef. Lots of veggies, and just generally watching what we eat. In the last week, my weight loss has slowed, and I seem to have hit a plateau. Guess I'll just have to keep at it, and this thread will help. Every Wednesday, eh?
If you're gaining muscle, your weight won't go down as fast. You might want to start tracking waist size.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:24 AM   #709
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Body composition is a big thing with me (hence I track both weight and fat percentage). I use a Tanita scale (Amazon.com: Tanita BF680W Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Athletic Mode and Body Water: Health & Personal Care), which may or may not be accurate on an absolute level. But it definitely tracks the changes over time.

I'm not a big fan of BMI, since it doesn't adjust for someone's body type. Waist size is a good indicator as well.
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In the last week, my weight loss has slowed, and I seem to have hit a plateau. Guess I'll just have to keep at it, and this thread will help. Every Wednesday, eh?
This is your body's way of telling you that it's gotten used to what you've been doing the past few weeks (same types of food, exercise, etc). To get over the plateau, you'll have to shake things up a bit - try eating differently (i.e. try making lunch the biggest meal of the day, instead of dinner) or exercising differently (i.e throw some swimming in instead of just running and the bowflex). Just my 2 cents...

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A few years ago when I lost a bunch of weight and hit a plateau, I actually had to start eating just a little more (was probably too low on both calories and carbs) and took it up a notch. I also increased the intensity of exercise a notch or two, and the pounds started dropping again...FWIW.

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Old 04-02-2008, 06:23 PM   #712
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124#.

OK, before you all start congratulating me on my 5# weight loss in one week, I must confess it is completely due to getting sick and being very dehydrated Well, illness sure is an interesting way to lose weight, and not one I'd recommend! LOL

Feeling better tonight, I'm sure I'm already back up 3 or 4#.
126#. Really pretty happy at this weight. I think if I stay between 124-128# I'll be satisfied. I'm looking at maintenance now, although if I eventually go lower I would be thrilled!
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:41 PM   #713
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Apr-02-08: At 171.5 lbs, BMI of 26.1
Mar-12-08: At 169.5 lbs, BMI of 25.8
Mar-05-08: At 170.0 lbs, BMI of 25.8
Feb-27-08: At 170.5 lbs, BMI of 25.9
Feb-20-08: At 170.5 lbs, BMI of 25.9, Hips/Waist: 36-3/4"/34-1/4" (93%)
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Feb-06-08: At 174.0 lbs, BMI of 26.5
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Jan-23-08: At 173.5 lbs, BMI of 26.4
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If you're gaining muscle, your weight won't go down as fast. You might want to start tracking waist size.
Kahn, I knew that about the muscle mass weighing more than fat, but never considered tracking waist size. That'll be a good indicator, I'll start that. thanks,,,
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:18 AM   #717
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
1/30: 196.0 16.6%
2/06: 198.2 16.9%
2/13: 194.8 16.4%
2/20: 191.8 16.5%
2/27: 192.0 16.6%
3/05: 190.0 16.3%
3/12: 192.8 16.2%
3/19: 191.2 15.8%
3/26: 193.2 16.4%
4/02: 192.6 15.6%
4/09: 193.6 15.8%

Goal: 192.0 15.3%

Well, last night we went to Outback. DW and I split a Bloomin' Onion. I had some of the pumpernickel bread, a Caesar salad, a 12-ounce Outback Special (medium), and a baked potato with everything (butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon).

Then on the way home we stopped at Dairy Queen and I got a small peanut butter cup Blizzard.

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Alright, I've been bad, very bad, since St. Patrick's Day! This maintenance thing is a killer. Last week 155, Today, 151.5. Goal is, as always, 145.

And we lost a dear friend Friday a week ago, and the typical southern comfort in these situations is to sit around, drinking beer and eating homemade fried chicken, and stay up all night telling stories. Never heard of jalapeno moonshine before, either.

So, yeah, you're right Kronk, you gotta live a little! I'm back on rations this week, so should see the light soon...
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April 2, 207.5 BMI 32.5
April 9, 205.0 BMI 32.1 Broke on through this week......
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126#. Really pretty happy at this weight. I think if I stay between 124-128# I'll be satisfied. I'm looking at maintenance now, although if I eventually go lower I would be thrilled!
127#; still in the zone but watching it closely. Sick for the second week in a row so haven't worked out much!

I was able to get some thai basil recently so I made some green curry...ah, the calories in coconut milk! Worth it!
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