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Old 11-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #1141
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i finally broke the barrier of getting under 180 lbs. now i just need to exercise and keep that losing streak going. one lb at a time...
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:09 PM   #1142
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I don't understand the huge weight gain while I was sick. I did sort of go a little crazy after the good report from the doc. But not that crazy. Anyway, back down to the good zone. I'm trying to figure out how to continue exercising now that the weather has gotten so cold. I was really enjoying the walking. But out here at the shore we have 20-40 mph winds constantly, which increases the wind chill a lot. I need to get into weight lifting, it's supposed to be great for diabetes. But I hate doing it.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:47 PM   #1143
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:58 PM   #1144
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Harley, that's a significant swing in weight over a week's period. maybe it was water weight?

I'm still at my starting weight, however I have just finished week 5 with my personal trainer. It has been worth every cent that I have spent. Today I had my body fat measured - I am down from 29% to 27.6%. It's a good start, and my goal is to be at 26.0% in 4 weeks time. Overall it is a good result, however I do know that I need to increase my cardio if I want to see bigger gains.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:14 AM   #1145
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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%
11/12: 195.2 17.1%
11/19: 195.0 17.0%
11/26: 195.6 17.1%
12/03: 198.2 17.8%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Well, there's the holiday for me. We went to MIL's vacation house for Thanksgiving, and when we do, we always get junk food. Maybe I should rethink that. I've had good workouts the last two days, and the weight today was much better than the mind-blowing 202.6 I had on Monday.

Hey, no one dredged this thread up last week. No fair.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:54 PM   #1146
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

09/03 - 176
09/10 - 179
09/17 - 175.5
09/24 - 177
10/01 - 174.5
10/08 - 176
10/15 - 176.5
10/22 - 175
10/29 - away
11/5 180
11/12 176.5
11/19 & 11/26 - away on business & vacation
12/3 - 177

Phew - very pleased not to have put on a load of weight after being away and not eating healthy.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:56 PM   #1147
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Somehow I missed posting for 2 weeks, and they have been 2 very, very bad weeks! We just returned from a cruise over Thanksgiving, and despite running 3 miles one day, and doing aerobics for over an hour the other day, I am up to...130#!!!!!!!!!!

Majorly bummed about this. I've been working quite a bit more than usual lately, which of course lends itself to eating worse and exercising less. Hopefully I will get myself back on track this week and will have better results to post next week.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:12 PM   #1148
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Not so bad, considering. Time to get srious again.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:11 AM   #1149
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Back up to 230, missed a few days at the gym due to thanksgiving, and of course ate way more than I should for the holiday. Took the girls to Disneyland on Friday. All the gym exercise must be helping because I didn't get as exhausted as in the past, even though we stayed longer. My back hurt a bit from standing in line (I can walk all day, but standing relatively still for a couple hours can kill my back), but even so, not as bad as I remember from before.

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Old 12-04-2008, 08:51 PM   #1150
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:50 PM   #1151
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:54 AM   #1152
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So frustrated as I am also just back from vacation and despite staying active every day I seem to have gained weight. I'm not going to beat myself up about it, but will focus on eating healthily this week and not having any cocktails and hopefully some improvement will happen before next week.
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I admire all of you who are working on this. I've been lurking for some time.
I'm too shy to list my actual weight - so I'm going to list how much I need to lose. I hope that's ok.
I've been overweight or obese all my life. I lost a lot of weight when some other health issues were resolved about two years ago that enabled me to exercise better, but I never got quite down to goal, and lately I've gained some. I don't want to let this get completely out of control.

Currently BMI 27.9
Final goal is -18.8, BMI 25.1 (I know that's high but I have not weighed that little since I was a pre-teen and shorter, and I want to be realistic.) My intermediate goal is -13.8, five pounds above my final goal.

Now listing how much to lose to intermediate goal.
12/5/08 -13.8
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May I join in?
I admire all of you who are working on this. I've been lurking for some time.
I'm too shy to list my actual weight - so I'm going to list how much I need to lose. I hope that's ok.
I've been overweight or obese all my life. I lost a lot of weight when some other health issues were resolved about two years ago that enabled me to exercise better, but I never got quite down to goal, and lately I've gained some. I don't want to let this get completely out of control.

Currently BMI 27.9
Final goal is -18.8, BMI 25.1 (I know that's high but I have not weighed that little since I was a pre-teen and shorter, and I want to be realistic.) My intermediate goal is -13.8, five pounds above my final goal.

Now listing how much to lose to intermediate goal.
12/5/08 -13.8
Please do join us, and don't be shy - certainly no need to post actual weight. This lunch time I talked to my sister in England and she is doing so great with her weight I just want to announce it to the world.

Some years ago she had some serious health problems and her weight ballooned to 388lbs - a BMI of 57.3. Once she was stabilized on the right meds etc, she started to try and lose weight and has been making steady progress plus she quit smoking 5 years ago. Just over 2 years ago I started tracking it for her on a spreadsheet and periodically printing out charts and tables to show her progress.

She has been through various weight loss programs, but essentially it has just been about eating less and exercising more - walking mostly, but also a lot of gardening.

In March this year her Doc was pleased to tell her that she was no longer clinically obese, she was just fat.

She has continued to make steady progress and this week has achieved a loss of 200lb ( a whole brother, plus some!!) Her BMI is now 27.75

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I am just so proud of her.
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Please do join us, and don't be shy - certainly no need to post actual weight. This lunch time I talked to my sister in England and she is doing so great with her weight I just want to announce it to the world.

Some years ago she had some serious health problems and her weight ballooned to 388lbs - a BMI of 57.3. Once she was stabilized on the right meds etc, she started to try and lose weight and has been making steady progress plus she quit smoking 5 years ago. Just over 2 years ago I started tracking it for her on a spreadsheet and periodically printing out charts and tables to show her progress.

She has been through various weight loss programs, but essentially it has just been about eating less and exercising more - walking mostly, but also a lot of gardening.

In March this year her Doc was pleased to tell her that she was no longer clinically obese, she was just fat.

She has continued to make steady progress and this week has achieved a loss of 200lb ( a whole brother, plus some!!) Her BMI is now 27.75

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I am just so proud of her.

Wow, that is soooooo great! And kudos to you for being such a supportive brother!!!
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Wow, that is soooooo great! And kudos to you for being such a supportive brother!!!
Thanks, she's my baby sister, 16 years younger than me and life has dealt her several bad hands health-wise.
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Alan, the news about your sister is fantastic! Good for her (and for you, for helping her!)

As for me, mixed news. The bad news is that I'm back up to my starting weight (plus three pounds or so), probably because of alcohol and the holidays. So, I know how to fix that. Exercise is a challenge I'm working on -- DH and I are trying to figure out how to carve time out of the day so each of us gets some exercise in. So I need to think about a real plan for that.

The good news is that I finally got some jeans, pants and tops that fit properly. All of a sudden, my waist is back! Hooray! Plus I got a haircut and just love it. So I'm feeling good about how I look, which is a bonus.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming of.... diet and exercise.
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I'm too skeered to post any real numbers myself (looking to lose thirty) but I did get a little schadenfraude-ish enjoyment reading this:

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In the January's O magazine, Oprah Winfrey confesses that she now weighs 200 pounds and has "fallen off the wagon--http://www.usmagazine.com/news/oprah-winfrey-i-weight-200-lbs.
Sounds like she'll start a new viewers-and-her program in early January and that'll be some inspiration for me (perhaps she'll provide a cook and nutritionist and personal trainer?), and for more inspiration the Biggest Loser is on tonight!
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Somehow I missed posting for 2 weeks, and they have been 2 very, very bad weeks! We just returned from a cruise over Thanksgiving, and despite running 3 miles one day, and doing aerobics for over an hour the other day, I am up to...130#!!!!!!!!!!

Majorly bummed about this. I've been working quite a bit more than usual lately, which of course lends itself to eating worse and exercising less. Hopefully I will get myself back on track this week and will have better results to post next week.
Well, crossing the 130 mark was the kick in the pants I needed. I am down to 128#. Now, the challenge is to keep my motivation going. Sunday DH made wings and had beer, which I turned down and replaced with a frozen meal (Weight Watchers). Monday I skipped dessert at work, but yesterday I relented and had 2 cookies. Such a daily struggle!
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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%
11/12: 195.2 17.1%
11/19: 195.0 17.0%
11/26: 195.6 17.1%
12/03: 198.2 17.8%
12/10: 196.6 16.8%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Got some movement on the weight and fat percentages this week. And I do feel better, though both weight and fat percentage were noticeably lower today than they have been the last few days (possible outlying data points). I've been more diligent with my diet, and am also eating more after my evening workouts. When you get home from martial arts at 9:00 or later, you don't tend to feel like eating much (or anything at all). But it is better for my body's recovery to have a few hundred calories after working out.
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