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Old 07-03-2008, 06:41 PM   #841
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:06 PM   #842
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:14 AM   #843
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Well, between the "scale scare" I had and working my tail off at work (literally), I am down to 126#!

Happy to say I've maintained at 126#! I ate and drank quite a bit this weekend so I'm real pleased to have avoided gaining weight.

I also have been reading "Younger Next Year" for women, so I've been extra motivated on the exercise front. I'm sure that is how I battled those extra calories. Sunday I did my dance fitness workout for 45 minutes and then ran a mile after that. Yesterday I did step aerobics for 45 minutes and then my first spinning class for 30 minutes. Wow was that ever TOUGH! I definitely worked my legs in a new way. I'm really into the cross training right now. Keeps exercise interesting and also works my body in different ways.

I'm trying to get myself on board to workout 6 days a week, instead of the 3 or 4 days I average.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:31 AM   #844
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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%
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3/26: 193.2 16.4%
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7/09: 196.0 16.5%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Well, this one is embarrassing. I overindulged this past (long) weekend, on vacation from Weds night through Sunday. It involved lots of Mexican food, and most devastatingly, brownies, ice cream, and lots of candy. At least I'm not at the 199 I was on Monday...

Anyhow, back to tracking my caloric intake this week, and hopefully I'll be back down nearly where I want to be by next week.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:01 AM   #845
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Hi everyone. I'm going to join in on this as a constant reminder to myself to keep on track. Hope that's OK.

Just for some background, I'm 52, overweight, type 2 diabetic, and have been an office worker slug for 30 years.

I've been FIREd for almost 2 years, but just moved into the dreamhouse a couple months ago. My worst ever weight was 262. When we moved here I was about 248. Now that I'm in a place without easy access to fast food, and with less opportunity to go out into the big city I've dropped down to 238. Instead of going out we're gardening, riding bikes (low effort), and walking. I think my new lifestyle wil make a huge difference.

My long term goal is to get under 200, maybe even get to gov't approved weight of 185. But for now I'm more interested in progress with my poundage which translates into improvemment in blood sugar and pressure levels.

So as my official starting number I'm at 238.4 today.

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Harley, welcome aboard this weight loss train. That's quite an improvement, better than I've managed so far.

4th of July weekend I indulged myself with some pizza and a few sodas, but upped the workout time on my bike to about 90 minutes. Today I'm at 259.8 pounds, for a total weight loss this year of 26.2 pounds. That's really 2/3 of where I'd really like to be at at the moment, but it's steady progress.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:52 PM   #848
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I'm trying to get myself on board to workout 6 days a week, instead of the 3 or 4 days I average.
If you can get to that level of exercise you should really see a difference, and don't be disappointed if you don't lose lots of weight, but you will tone up and feel pretty good after a while.

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Well, this one is embarrassing. I overindulged this past (long) weekend, on vacation from Weds night through Sunday. It involved lots of Mexican food, and most devastatingly, brownies, ice cream, and lots of candy. At least I'm not at the 199 I was on Monday...

Anyhow, back to tracking my caloric intake this week, and hopefully I'll be back down nearly where I want to be by next week.
Falling off the rails is something we all do from time to time and not pigging out when everyone around is getting stuck in is really, really difficult, but it is something you have to try and do. Your weight has varied by about 9lbs - 4.5% this last few months. I'm not sure what to suggest as everyone has different triggers. I think it is great that you are tracking your weight the way you are and that you are moving towards your target despite the swings.


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My long term goal is to get under 200, maybe even get to gov't approved weight of 185. But for now I'm more interested in progress with my poundage which translates into improvemment in blood sugar and pressure levels.

So as my official starting number I'm at 238.4 today.
Welcome to the thread Harley. I think your first goal should be 10% weight loss, say a weight of 215. If you can get there and maintain a weight below 215 for a few weeks, or months you will effectively set your new "setpoint" and your body will get used to the weight and then you can set a target of 200lb and see if you can get there and maintain. My sister was very excited at the weekend when she got below 200 for the first time in years. In Sept, 2004 she was 388 and over the last 4 years she has been using this approach and often plateau'ed for weeks or months at a time. 6 weeks ago she was delighted when her doctor told her she was no longer obese, just fat. (she is 5'8")

My own weigh-in this morning was 176, a shade above my target of 175. We went away for a long weekend and ate and drank lots but the weather was great and we got in loads of fun, aerobic exercise, including hours of cycling and tennis, so I had only put on 2lbs by the time we got back Monday evening.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:06 PM   #849
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I think your first goal should be 10% weight loss, say a weight of 215. If you can get there and maintain a weight below 215 for a few weeks, or months you will effectively set your new "setpoint" and your body will get used to the weight and then you can set a target of 200lb and see if you can get there and maintain.
I agree completely about not setting too hard of a goal. I'm not really doing anything right now except settling into my new lifestyle. It will be interesting to see where that takes me.

10 years or so ago I quit drinking, and I almost immediately lost 12 lbs. I started back up, gained weight, then quit again and lost the same 12 lbs. So I assume I had 12 lbs of beer weight. Now I am going to see how much "daily fast food" weight I've been carrying. I ate fast food pretty much at least once a day for over 20 years, beause it was convenient. Now I would have to work at getting to a fast food joint, so I'll probably only eat it once or twice a month. It's going to be interesting/horrifying to see what I've been doing to myself out of lazyness all these years.

Once I stabilize again, I'll start the process of setting specific goals and working toward them. That will be the hard part.

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Stayed the same but thats a good thing since I had a lot of bad food on july 4th

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:12 PM   #851
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Now I am going to see how much "daily fast food" weight I've been carrying. I ate fast food pretty much at least once a day for over 20 years, beause it was convenient. Now I would have to work at getting to a fast food joint, so I'll probably only eat it once or twice a month. It's going to be interesting/horrifying to see what I've been doing to myself out of lazyness all these years.
Last month we went on vacation in Europe with some family including my BIL who I hadn't seen since he retired in May 2007. He had done nothing special other than be away from the workplace and he had lost 20lbs which he put down to not being exposed to fast food, business lunches etc. I hope you have the same success.
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I guess between one birthday party, a barbecue and my company's Stampede party, it could have been a LOT worse . Gonna get back on the wagon this week, thank goodness the Stampede is almost over....
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I guess between one birthday party, a barbecue and my company's Stampede party, it could have been a LOT worse . Gonna get back on the wagon this week, thank goodness the Stampede is almost over....
I guess you are needing a "straight man" to ask the obvious, so here goes....

What's a Stampede party?
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The Calgary Stampede...happens every July for 10 days. Drinking, Rodeo, rides, chuckwagon races, more drinking, parties parties parties. You've never heard of the Calgary Stampede? Ouch.
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The Calgary Stampede...happens every July for 10 days. Drinking, Rodeo, rides, chuckwagon races, more drinking, parties parties parties. You've never heard of the Calgary Stampede? Ouch.
My education obviously was lacking, thanks for enlightening me
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The Calgary Stampede...happens every July for 10 days. Drinking, Rodeo, rides, chuckwagon races, more drinking, parties parties parties. You've never heard of the Calgary Stampede? Ouch.
Another thing on my to do list. CALGARY STAMPEDE!!

so thats why they call them the Calgary Rough Riders.
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Another thing on my to do list. CALGARY STAMPEDE!!

so thats why they call them the Calgary Rough Riders.
Actually, our CFL team is called the Calgary Stampeders. Saskatchewan has the Roughriders.

The Stampede is a blast but most locals are happy when it's over....have a year to detox!!
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And Saskatchewan's team usually rides rough over the Stampeders!

Notmuchlonger: With two kids in cowtown, DW and have been to many Stampedes. Put it on your list.


On the weight front, I ER'd at 210. 13 months later, 185. I made no attempts to lose any, I guess ER did it, therefore the best way to lose weight is to retire. Anybody want fat-guy clothes cheap?
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And Saskatchewan's team usually rides rough over the Stampeders!

Notmuchlonger: With two kids in cowtown, DW and have been to many Stampedes. Put it on your list.


On the weight front, I ER'd at 210. 13 months later, 185. I made no attempts to lose any, I guess ER did it, therefore the best way to lose weight is to retire. Anybody want fat-guy clothes cheap?
I too lost weight with no attempts after retiring. Gave away many bags of clothes.
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On the weight front, I ER'd at 210. 13 months later, 185. I made no attempts to lose any, I guess ER did it, therefore the best way to lose weight is to retire.

Woo Hoo, bring on that ER date

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