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Old 12-10-2008, 05:29 PM   #1161
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #1162
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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
12/10 -178.5

Not a good omen for the upcoming 2 week vacation over the Holidays. Since getting back from the last 2 week trip I've exercising regulary again - weights, cycling, tennis, yoga. But the weight is going up AND I've sprained my ankle.

I've not been able to control my evening snacks - just can't get motivated at present for some reason.

Oh well - pleased to see that some of you guys are doing somewhat better than me at present - well done.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:00 PM   #1163
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Not a good omen for the upcoming 2 week vacation over the Holidays. Since getting back from the last 2 week trip I've exercising regulary again - weights, cycling, tennis, yoga. But the weight is going up AND I've sprained my ankle.

I've not been able to control my evening snacks - just can't get motivated at present for some reason.

Oh well - pleased to see that some of you guys are doing somewhat better than me at present - well done.
Hang in there Alan! The holidays sure are tough. I understand the motivation thing. The new place where I have been working has lunch for $1. You get a full meal (meat/pot/veggie/bread), soup, AND a full tray of desserts to choose from. It is sooo hard to not have a dessert!
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:18 PM   #1164
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Hang in there Alan! The holidays sure are tough. I understand the motivation thing. The new place where I have been working has lunch for $1. You get a full meal (meat/pot/veggie/bread), soup, AND a full tray of desserts to choose from. It is sooo hard to not have a dessert!
Thanks SG. This morning someone came around with a tray of hot breakfast biscuits. Even without the sausage, my egg and cheese was delicious and I don't even want to think about how many calories were involved. I feel so dirty (Particulary since this afternoon someone else came around handing out chocolates and I couldn't resist - AGAIN)
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:40 PM   #1165
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Hang in there Alan! The holidays sure are tough. I understand the motivation thing. The new place where I have been working has lunch for $1. You get a full meal (meat/pot/veggie/bread), soup, AND a full tray of desserts to choose from. It is sooo hard to not have a dessert!
I think I see your problem. If I had pot with my lunch, I'd probably eat the whole dessert tray. Not to mention needing a nap later.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:57 AM   #1166
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I think I see your problem. If I had pot with my lunch, I'd probably eat the whole dessert tray. Not to mention needing a nap later.

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Old 12-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #1167
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Soda is still my weakness, amazed how cutting out a few soda's can help.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:10 PM   #1168
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Soda is still my weakness, amazed how cutting out a few soda's can help.
I assume you're drinking sugar sodas? Can't switch to diet? It's funny, I haven't drunk anything but diet sodas for 30 years, just don't like the feeling of the sweet stuff on my teeth. I managed to get pretty overweight on diet sodas. Can't imagine where I'd be with regular ones. 4 or 5 per day would be a lot of empty calories.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:45 PM   #1169
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Diet Soda Just as Bad as the Real Thing - Wellsphere

Some people theorize that when you drink diet sodas, your body says "Hey, it tastes sweet but I'm not getting the calories I want, so I need more sweet stuff."
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:13 AM   #1170
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Some people theorize that when you drink diet sodas, your body says "Hey, it tastes sweet but I'm not getting the calories I want, so I need more sweet stuff."
I get around that issue by putting scotch in my diet coke
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Some people theorize that when you drink diet sodas, your body says "Hey, it tastes sweet but I'm not getting the calories I want, so I need more sweet stuff."
My personal take is that is bunk. I was pounding diet soda for years. I haven't had any diet (or regular) soda in 6 weeks. My hunger hasn't decreased at all (or my craving of sweets), and my weight hasn't dropped either. Of course, YMMV.
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Some people theorize that when you drink diet sodas, your body says "Hey, it tastes sweet but I'm not getting the calories I want, so I need more sweet stuff."
And some people theorize that the moon landing was fake, and that you can tell the future by looking at someone's palm.

I've had weight issues, but it's not due to diet coke. It's because I used to eat a lot of McCrap. I'm absolutely positive that if diet soda made me crave sweet stuff, I'd have drunk the hard stuff.

I suspect these studies have more to do with correlation than causation. If they can come up with some serious science on the subject I'll give it a (relatively) unbiased read.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:27 AM   #1173
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And some people theorize that the moon landing was fake, and that you can tell the future by looking at someone's palm.
Are you suggesting that you can't tell the future by looking at your palm?

Cr*p - no wonder my stock picks have failed miserably - and here am I thinking it had to do with the financial crisis
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I suspect these studies have more to do with correlation than causation. If they can come up with some serious science on the subject I'll give it a (relatively) unbiased read.

My theory is that people have diet sodas and then feel like it is ok to load up on other calories. Unfortunately, I think people usually underestimate the actual amount of calories in food. Just because you have a diet coke doesn't mean you can splurge and have fried chicken...at least not all the time (says the girl with the weakness for KFC, LOL).
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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!
Holding steady at 128#. I did pretty good with my diet and exercise until I started a new job this week. With the stress of adjusting to all new staff, patients, procedures, etc....my workout has gone out the window! Hope to get back to dancing tonight and blow off some steam!
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With regards to the diet soda, I would recommend giving it up all together. I will admit I was a diet coke addict. It was my go-to thing in times of stress. On some days I could drink 6 small bottles, I might wake up wanting one. For me, I made the decision I had to go cold turkey as I could not control my intake, and I can recall how bad I felt after I consumed one. I have been clean for nearly 3 months this time, last time I gave up soda I went 13 months without it. I am trying to give it up for good and honestly, this time around I have not felt the craving because I just keep reminding myself how bad it made me feel.
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May as well, join up here, might encourage me to exercise more.

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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%
12/17: 197.6 16.5%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Weight up, fat percentage down. Still, I'm way over my target, and I'm 5 pounds heavier than I was 4 months back. Holidays aren't going to help any over the next couple of weeks.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:14 PM   #1179
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Kronk, if you don't mind me asking how are you measuring your body fat? Reason I ask is because my bathroom scales were showing my body fat as being approx. 5% higher than it was actually measured by my trainer.
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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
12/10 -178.5
12/17 - 176.5

Loads of food at work today so I couldn't resist. Just as well the weigh-in was this morning - Friday weigh-in will be ugly as we are going out at lunch for a big sit-down meal for someone's leaving do.

I'm away for the next 3 Wednesdays so no weigh-ins until after the Holiday feasting, although I'll still be on-line and checking in.
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