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Old 05-28-2008, 11:12 PM   #781
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:00 PM   #782
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #783
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #784
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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%
4/16: 187.4 16.2%
4/23: 193.6 15.4%
4/30: 188.8 15.9%
5/07: 190.0 15.7%
5/14: 191.0 15.7%
5/21: 190.0 16.0%
5/28: 193.0 15.9%
6/04: 193.6 15.4%

Goal: 185.0 15.3%

Hrm. At least most of the weight is water weight. At best I'm maintaining now. I think I'll need to re-commit to losing weight to see any gains at this point.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:40 PM   #786
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128# I'm ok with maintaining, just don't want to go above 128#! Hopefully I will at least keep treading water after this upcoming weekend - going to New Orleans where I will certainly be indulging in yummy food
Maintaining happily at 128#. I indulged in food for sure, but I think I walked most of it off. Fun weekend!
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:55 AM   #787
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:21 PM   #788
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:56 AM   #789
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OK, I'm back from a 3 week vacation - France and Spain. Lots of walking but loads of eating.

Weight is 176 so I've put on 3 lbs. Not bad, but I know that after vacations the weight gain seems to continue to increase well after the vacation is over. May be I'll go to the gym later this morning. We have our son visiting so we'll still be eating out for the next 3 days until I get back to w*rk on Monday.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:38 AM   #790
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Hey, where is everyone? Don't tell me everyone's fallen off the wagon...?
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:06 AM   #791
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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%
4/16: 187.4 16.2%
4/23: 193.6 15.4%
4/30: 188.8 15.9%
5/07: 190.0 15.7%
5/14: 191.0 15.7%
5/21: 190.0 16.0%
5/28: 193.0 15.9%
6/04: 193.6 15.4%
6/11: 192.0 15.5%

Goal: 185.0 15.3%
I'm beginning to feel that my goal was a little too ambitious. My mindset is a little too much in the "maintain don't gain" camp to make much headway. I was a little giddy from a few weigh-ins under 190. A few weeks of hard work might put me at that 185, but then I'd binge afterwards, so there isn't much of a point.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:16 AM   #792
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268. I found some tailor's measuring tape, I'm going to start keeping track of size as well as weight. I think this would give a good indication of what's going on and more motivation with even small changes.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:27 AM   #793
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Uh, Calgary Girl, I've been hiding! Stress eating out at the mexican restaurant 3 days in a row this past weekend! But okay, I'll go ahead and confess:

157 today. sigh.

See, I only want to post good news, and there isn't any this week. Fell off the wagon, big time! Thanks for the NUDGE!

Retired Gypsy, another good thing is one of those digital "pincher" thingies for testing body fat % by squeezing your abdomen, thigh, and back of the arm. They are pretty accurate and mine was about $20 on Amazon. They usually come with a fancy measuring tape in the package as well, if you want to upgrade from the tailor tape!

Kronk, my DH does the same thing--he wants to be at 155, but he really can't get below 160 without starving. Your body may be trying to tell you something. And the BF% is awesome!
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Retired Gypsy, another good thing is one of those digital "pincher" thingies for testing body fat % by squeezing your abdomen, thigh, and back of the arm. They are pretty accurate and mine was about $20 on Amazon. They usually come with a fancy measuring tape in the package as well, if you want to upgrade from the tailor tape
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174.5 this week - back in range (just). After almost 4 weeks off, started exercising in the gymn again this week - 2 aerobic sessions, 2 weight training and 1 yoga. It was hard to get motivated to get back on it again, but very pleased to be in the swing of things again.

Weather permitting DW and I will play tennis tomorrow and be back cycling again Sunday.
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Hey, where is everyone? Don't tell me everyone's fallen off the wagon...?
Eh, still on the wagon, just nothing much to report since February. I don't post on this thread very often because I'm not really losing weight-- I'm converting fat to muscle.

It's been seven months since I stopped eating nearly a half-gallon of ice cream a week. Mentally & psychologically I still miss it, but physically my body seems to lack the bacteria to digest it in comfort. So now eating an ice cream cone is actually a bit of an unpleasant experience (go figure) but I test it every month or so.

I'm also now consistently below 185 pounds. Don't know if I'll ever see my college weight of 175 with all the surfing muscles I've packed on since ER.

I was beginning to substitute chocolate for ice cream (bags of Hershey's Special Dark chips!!). I finally realized what I was doing and I've cut back on that, too, and I'm just trying to stay with a healthy diet. That probably won't make much difference anyway because I've boosted my workouts.

Our taekwondo black belt test is at the end of January. Qualifying at our dojang requires 100 situps in two minutes, 100 pushups in two minutes, and running two miles for time. Qualifying tests start in October and continue up until the day of the black belt test. All three feats can be done on different days if desired but all have to be successfully completed before the black belt test itself. So in addition to 3x/week of taekwondo practice I've also added 3x/week workouts on situps & pushups... and of course we're still surfing.

It's not very exciting and it's not a lifetime routine (too boring) but I can do just about anything for six months when the goal is a black belt. So far I can crank out 86 situps, 78 pushups, and jog two miles in 19:06. (The instructor thinks that's fast enough but he keeps promising to look it up. I think he has to extrapolate his age tables and keeps putting it off to discuss with his boss.) I'm told that pushup/situp progress is generally rapid up into the low 90s with a frustrating plateau for a few weeks, followed by breakthroughs into triple digits. If I avoid injury I should be in the zone by Thanksgiving.

For those of you seeking a killer pushup workout I recommend the Strength Builder (THE STRENGTH BUILDERâ„¢). Its best feature is the grips, which get your hands up off the floor and into a deeper pushup. The board ensures good position through the entire range of muscles. With minimal woodworking skills & tools it's not that difficult to make your own from the picture. Workouts can start out on your knees and advance to regular pushups, starting with 3-5 pushups per seven holes and advancing to three sets of 10 reps per hole. By the end of next month I'll be practicing about 175 pushups 3x/week. Overkill? I sure hope so. It's easy to see the results, and I can accelerate the heck out of a surfboard now.

Once the black belt test is over I'll revert to a more traditional weights workout, and probably only 2x/week. Then I can worry about weightlifting boredom!
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Wow, Nords, those are brutal requirements. :-) Those requirements are rougher than the military PFTs. For my 2nd dan test, we did the pushup and situp part. I got 86 pushups and I think 92 situps. Someone held a fist under our chests to make sure we were going deep enough on the pushups.

Here was an mildly interesting article on training for the PFT: To Succeed By Failing?

I trained with 40 good pushups first thing in the morning in addition to the other training I was doing. Actually, I'm still doing that these days. That pushup board looks interesting. Maybe I'll mix up my pushups a bit more myself. Still coming back from a shoulder nerve issue, so I still don't have all of the strength in my shoulder back.
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Wow, Nords, those are brutal requirements. :-) Those requirements are rougher than the military PFTs. For my 2nd dan test, we did the pushup and situp part. I got 86 pushups and I think 92 situps. Someone held a fist under our chests to make sure we were going deep enough on the pushups.
Yeah, my nephew the Army Ranger says the same thing. He's a big fan of crossfit.com but then he has to do this every day for his job...

Our kid managed to pass the pushups & situps last year but blew the run. Having to wait another year has been one heck of an education for her. In the meantime, outside of gymnasts & track stars, she's the buffest 15-year-old I know. I just want to start early to avoid pressure/injury.

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Here was an mildly interesting article on training for the PFT: To Succeed By Failing?
Stew is our workout god, and he's the recommendation that led us to the Strength Builder. Our kid is beginning to appreciate that service academies & NROTC units might be a tad tougher than they appear.
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Hey, where is everyone? Don't tell me everyone's fallen off the wagon...?
Fell off for a while when I was sick. 233 last week, up a notch to 234 today. After fully mending, I've been hitting the gym almost daily for at least an hour on the cross-trainer or treadmill. I went twice today for a total of about 2hrs 15 min on the treadmill, did 10.5 miles total. I was thinking of doing a marathon, late this year, but now thinking about a half this year and a full maybe next year. We'll see. 10.5 miles is the furthest I've gone in a day, and I'm not fast by any stretch of the imagination. Once a bit of this weight starts coming off, the speed should build. As the speed builds, maybe the weight will fall faster...virtuous cycle...

Gym is closed tomorrow, and its going to rain...no exercise tomorrow.

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Wow this thread has been a rude awakening. Looks like I need to get into shape. It is hard to avoid soda.

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My BMI is 23!!!! 5'10, 160, but I'm 27 and I can run a 5k in 18:30 and I can bench 225 about 8 times (it used to be way better back in the day:-((((((( ) But I'm not FI, so you guys win!!!!!!!!! Damn it! Care to trade?
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