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Old 08-27-2008, 12:01 PM   #961
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Now that I am semi-FIRED I am going to take a serious run at losing weight. The good news, which answers SG question, I have just gotten back from a 4 week visit to our homeland and am pleased to report that I actually lost a tiny bit of weight whilst we were away. I think that is down to being conscious of not wanting to gain and making the effort to walk every day. My stats are as follows:

22 July: 67.4 kg
27 Aug: 67.0 kg

Target 1: 64.0 kg by 30 September 2008
Target 2: 61.0 kg by 31 December 2008

Problem at the moment is our sleep is so spotty that having the energy to exercise at the moment is hard to find.
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Dangermouse, now you know that Americans are hopeless at these conversions--so we'll just guess you are tiny as a mouse and getting tiner!
...kg to lb.... gotta google that! At least you don't use stones like the Brits--that used to drive me crazy when I was reading British novels.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #963
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I certainly know all about back issues. They sure are not helpful on a health plan. Good luck. Keep focused.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:05 PM   #964
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Hmm, down to 215. Heck, I was 225 in high school and that was 24 years ago. This low carb diet is working well, not hungry much at all. Gotta start eating some good carbs tho. Don't want to get too skinny.

What the!?! My BMI is at 24.8. 25 is overweight. 6'6" 215 is border line fat?
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:49 PM   #965
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BMI doesn't work very well on people that are outside the norms for height or muscle mass. My trainer would be considered obese for his height/weight.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #966
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Thanks Sarah, I'm 6'4" 265 and now I have an excuse. (heh)
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:52 PM   #967
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Yeah, but with a car as cool as yours--the chicks figure you gotta be big enough to push it to the next gas station.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:07 PM   #968
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So, tell me teaserXq, are you retired and sitting in the sauna?
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #969
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Not bad. Visiting season is over, so we won't have guests every week now, forcing us to eat out and drink beer. Now to get back on track and make some real progress.

And yes, Bimmerbill, 215 is borderline overweight for your height. Weird, but true. I'm 6'1", and according to the gov't and BMI tables I need to be under 185 lbs. My ex-boss is 6'1" 187 lbs, and he looks unhealthily thin to me. I guess the experts and I will just have to agree to disagree. I think 195-200 with a little muscle is going to be perfect for me. I won't weigh 185 until 2 weeks after I'm dead.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #970
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After skipping a week due to no loss to report, I am at 154 today. Adding the dance class has made a difference I think--but I have the most bruises on my shins ever! I hope Simple Girl's dance class isn't quite so brutal! DH finally agreed last night to get me my own pole for our 15th wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks, so I'll be able to practice more.
Too funny! No, no bruises on my shins for my kind of dance class, LOL. Inspired by you, I purchased a gift certificate for my girlfriend (birthday) to do a pole dancing class. I can't wait to hear her report on how it goes. Her DH thanked me more for the gift than she did, LOL. (Although she's really psyched, too.)
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:06 PM   #971
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Dangermouse, now you know that Americans are hopeless at these conversions--so we'll just guess you are tiny as a mouse and getting tiner!
...kg to lb.... gotta google that! At least you don't use stones like the Brits--that used to drive me crazy when I was reading British novels.
Sarah,

I would highly recommend stating your weight in kgs because it is a sure way of remaining below 100. FYI metric to whatever the old system is called is very easy, 1kg = 2.2 lbs, so you can see why I prefer stating my weight in kilos.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:32 PM   #972
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Yeah, I thought BMI didn't translate well for freaks like me. It doesn't take into account bone structure either. I have football lineman shoulders. I guess I'd be considered big boned in the classic sense.

I was 170 when I came out of basic training. I looked like a concentration camp survivor. I struggled for years to hit 200, ah the good old days!
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:50 PM   #973
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Sarah, I would highly recommend stating your weight in kgs because it is a sure way of remaining below 100.
Or tons. [ducking]
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:02 PM   #974
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Okay, Mr. Calzone man--stuff one of them in your trombone!

And after the Craft Brewers Beer Festival this past weekend (120 different beers to try--YUM!) I'm not weighing in tons, kgs, or lbs for at least several days!
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:56 AM   #975
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124# today. I'm not surprised as I haven't been able to work out hard lately. I injured my foot the other day...it was raining and I was running in sandals...accidently kicked off my shoe and then when I stepped down the arch of my foot landed right on the heel of the shoe...OUCH! I've got a nice little bruise right on the arch of my foot. So, it's been non-weighbearing exercise for me on the bike lately.

Hope to try my dance fitness today as the foot is feeling better.
Down to 123# today. I'm really happy with maintaining anywhere below 125#. I remember a few months back I was happy to maintain anywhere below 128#. So I've set a new upper limit for myself.

My foot is fine now, and I'm back to doing my dance fitness and step aerobics, but I definitely can tell I've lost a little edge on the cardio fitness front. I've had some trouble getting motivated to workout lately. Going through a slump I guess. What I do is make myself read a little bit of "Younger Next Year", and that usually gets my butt off the couch.
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
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6/25: 193.0 16.0%
7/02: 191.4 15.8%
7/09: 196.0 16.5%
7/16: 193.2 15.9%
7/23: 194.8 16.0%
7/30: 191.8 16.0%
8/06: 190.0 16.0%
8/13: 192.0 15.8%
8/20: 192.6 16.4%
8/27: 194.6 16.2%
9/03: 195.4 17.1%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Well, this holiday weekend was yet another weekend of overindulgence. Between that and a couple of weeks of back spasms that curtailed my martial arts, the weight I was at today wasn't too bad. I'll have a little over a month to drop a few pounds before we go on vacation, at which time my weight will bounce up again.
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Hey hey hey! Tied for my lowest weight in 15 years. In 5 more lbs I'll only be overweight! And since I have no plans to ever get to normal (normal and Harley in the same sentence would create a paradox that could end life as we know it), I will have reached my ultimate BMI range. Then all I'll have to do is get to the lower part of the range instead of the toppermost.
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Funny, today is the first time I have looked at this thread. Probably because I haven't been interested in losing weight. Well not that much over weight but might as well get in the normal bracket. I'm 6'0", 185 lbs, BMI 25.1. Looks like I need to get down to 177 for a BMI of 24 which would get me in the normal range according to the BMI chart Nord's provided early in the thread. You wouldn't think that would be very hard but I've been saying I'm going to lose 5lbs for the last 5 years. Been stuck on 185. In my 20's - 30's, I was always in the 170-175 range.

Time to do it! My goal is to knock it out by the end of October. We will see. First, let me finish off this juicy cheese burger. I'll start on my plan tomorrow.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:31 PM   #979
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175

7/31 - 174.5
8/6 - 177
8/13 - 176.5
8/20 - 177
8/27 - out of town
9/2 - 176

Had to read the scales by flashlight this morning because of no power due to Gustav. We've now relocated to Texas (The Woodlands) to stay with our son as it will be days, possibly weeks without power. The site I work at is still shut down so I'll work from here, and I was scheduled to be here next week anyway.
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Funny, today is the first time I have looked at this thread. Probably because I haven't been interested in losing weight. Well not that much over weight but might as well get in the normal bracket. I'm 6'0", 185 lbs, BMI 25.1. Looks like I need to get down to 177 for a BMI of 24 which would get me in the normal range according to the BMI chart Nord's provided early in the thread. You wouldn't think that would be very hard but I've been saying I'm going to lose 5lbs for the last 5 years. Been stuck on 185. In my 20's - 30's, I was always in the 170-175 range.

Time to do it! My goal is to knock it out by the end of October. We will see. First, let me finish off this juicy cheese burger. I'll start on my plan tomorrow.

Welcome to the thread, good luck with that last 5 lbs. Hopefully publicly logging your weight every week will help, I know that it helps me.
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