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Old 10-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #1101
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Yahoo! I'm overweight! What an accomplishment! LOL

I shot right past that 227 number too. I've been in mega health mode this week as the doc appt. is a week from Friday, and it's paying off weight-wise.

Interestingly, and somewhat depressingly, I ran some blood tests on myself. I like to know ahead of time what the doc is going to see so I don't get blindsided like I did when I got diagnosed Type II diabetic. I used one of the WallyWorld mail in Ha1c tests for my 3 month blood sugar level, and surprisingly came in at 5.9 (6 or below is normal). So hooray for that.

However, I have a CardioChek testing device I bought a while back, and it says my cholesterol and triglycerides are significantly higher than I thought they'd be. As usual, my good cholesterol (HDL) is way low. Not much I can do about that (darn genetics).

So anyway, I guess I'm going to get put on meds after all, just maybe not for the diabetes. I hate the concept, so I'm going to continue the healthy lifestyle moving forward and see if I can get back off them in the future. Maybe I'll try the personal trainer route myself. I could use a muscle or two.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:54 PM   #1102
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wed. a.m. weight 125lbs. incl. cowboy boots
height - 5'12" without cowboy boots

carry on.......
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:44 PM   #1103
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wed. a.m. weight 125lbs. incl. cowboy boots
height - 5'12" without cowboy boots

carry on.......
You're 6', 125lbs? "Slimm" is right!
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:55 PM   #1104
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I've been lurking in this thread for a while, and it's time for me to jump in. My weight is at an all time high, and I need to start trimming some pounds. I'm 6'3", with a largish frame (though my skeleton is probably more similar to Michael Phelps' than an NFL lineman's). My ponderous gut is more akin to an NFL lineman than Michael Phelps' 12-pack.

10/29/08: 285 lbs

Short term goal #1: 269 lbs
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #1105
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10-20 219.4
10-29 218.8

Cut back on my soda a bit - Only buying 1 liters instead of 2 liters so it isn't in the house. I think soda is as addictive as cigarettes, especially when you are sitting at the computer.

Still lost a 1/2 pound but I was expecting to gain a few as I have also been eating a bit more then usual. It is not a a race to get in shape just a few pounds at a time.

Told my G/F if I get down to 190 I will take her to Hawaii all of a sudden my portion sizes have been cut down
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:25 PM   #1106
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Told my G/F if I get down to 190 I will take her to Hawaii all of a sudden my portion sizes have been cut down

- amazing what incentives will do
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:39 PM   #1107
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You're 6', 125lbs? "Slimm" is right!
It's really quite simple: buy a cattle ranch; you'll be runnin' from dusk 'til dawn! As an aside, I adore Joe Walsh, too.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:18 PM   #1108
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50 yrs old, 74" tall, goal weight of 225
10/15 - 368.2
10/22 - 368.0
10/29 - 367.0
I'll be in FL visiting Mom next week so I won't have a scale that can read my numbers until I return home.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:26 PM   #1109
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126# this morning. (I suspect it is a false low, as I was 127-128 the last few mornings, but, I'll take it)
125#. Suspect the weight will climb up again a pound or two after this weekend - going out of town again. It's a constant tug of war to maintain my weight around this range, but I'm ok with that, since I don't have to constantly diet to maintain. That would really s*ck! I've found that I can be bad for a while (i.e. long weekend or vacation), as long as I'm pretty good about diet/exercise when I come back.

Welcome newcomers and congrats to those who lost this week!
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:32 PM   #1110
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Well, I think being held accountable might help me. I'm a guy, 5'10" and weigh 161 pounds. My all-time high weight was 170. I eat rather healthy. I haven't excercised in two years, but plan on starting up again once I get through my physical therapy which begins next week. (All minor ailments). I'd like to get down to 158-160 and stay there. I also need to lose about 2-3 inches off my waist. Wish me luck.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:35 PM   #1111
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
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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%
9/10: 195.6 16.2%
9/17: 195.2 16.7%
9/24: 194.6 16.4%
10/1: 195.8 15.6%
10/8: 198.0 16.9%
10/22: 195.6 17.1%
10/29: 196.0 17.1%
11/05: 195.0 16.9%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Making progress in the right direction this week. Might not look impressive, but after a 2-day weekend binge of airport food and too much restaurant food, it's not so bad.

I'm on a 3-day 1500 cal/day diet, and today is the final day of that. I eat much healthier foods when I do this, but cutting my caloric intake in half isn't much fun, so I don't do it often. And I'm trying to eventually eliminate caffeine from my diet. We'll see how that part goes.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #1112
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Hmm, not the start I was looking to have here. I spot checked several times during the week, and was trending in the right direction, but this morning I'm up .6. I ate better (mostly) this week, but need to ramp up my aerobic exercise.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:24 PM   #1113
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127lbs. this a.m.

I've added PB&J sandwiches to my menus....on whole grain bread, of course. Goal is to be 135lbs. by Jan. 1.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:28 PM   #1114
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154 today, even after going to the fair last night with Sis and kids--just one corndog, though, I swear!
Headed down to a music festival for the weekend and will likely not have gone down next week, but maybe all that walking around will make it so I maintain.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:58 PM   #1115
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

07/31 - 174.5 10/15 - 176.5
08/06 - 177 10/22 - 175
08/13 - 176.5 10/29 - away
08/20 - 177 11/5 - 180
08/27 - n/a
09/03 - 176
09/10 - 179
09/17 - 175.5
09/24 - 177
10/01 - 174.5
10/08 - 176

180 this morning. I didn't behave on the business trip
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:14 PM   #1116
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Alan at least you had the courage to get on the scale. I am fearing it right now myself.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:51 PM   #1117
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I didn't weigh myself until after breakfast and I still had my pj's on - my scale shows no weight loss which means I must have lost something.

Rather than weighing in, my latest tool for measurement is each Wednesday after I finish my session with my trainer I come home and try on my size 10 pants. In 15 years of marriage I have gone from a size 2 to a size 12, I went from a 6 to 12 in the past 3 years. I'll know things are changing when I can zipper up those size 10s, which I am sad to say did go over my thighs today but if I had of done them up I probably would have suffered a heart attack due to lack of blood flow throughout my body.
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What's up with this? I joined the forum last week and now I've gained a 1 1/2 pounds. I think the leftover Halloween candy had a lot to do with it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #1119
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Didn't post last week but am down two pounds from my original weight. Hooray! Only 18 lbs to go to reach my first target (I'm working in 20-lb increments).

Not sure next week will be a loss -- last night I indulged in a week's worth of alcohol and pumpkin pie -- but we were celebrating.
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125#. Suspect the weight will climb up again a pound or two after this weekend - going out of town again. It's a constant tug of war to maintain my weight around this range, but I'm ok with that, since I don't have to constantly diet to maintain. That would really s*ck! I've found that I can be bad for a while (i.e. long weekend or vacation), as long as I'm pretty good about diet/exercise when I come back.

Welcome newcomers and congrats to those who lost this week!

128#, as expected! Had fun on our weekend out-of-town trip, though!
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