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Old 01-14-2009, 07:03 PM   #1261
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This makes me feel good, though

Rhonda wrote, The best news, my Type II has virtually disappeared (for now). I'm taking less than a 1/3 the meds I was taking for years.

Good for Rhonda
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:08 PM   #1262
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simple girl wrote: Also, keep in mind that the less weight you have to lose, the harder it is to lose

Thank you, I will keep it in mind.

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Old 01-15-2009, 12:12 PM   #1263
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Supermarket item horror stories...
Eat This, Not That - The 20 Worst Supermarket Foods in America - 20. Worst Crunch Snack

cross all this stuff off your lists!
full grocery store item checklist
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/eat-this/groceries/
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:22 AM   #1264
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:58 AM   #1265
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126#
Holding steady at 126#
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:42 AM   #1266
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #1267
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Proud to report that I am at 160 today, so like Freebird, I think the portion control plan is working to some extent.
Also, I took a belly dancing class Sunday in addition to the one hour dance class on Monday and Tuesday nights, AND my half hour strength training session with the trainer on Tuesday! I've got another dance class tonight and back to the trainer on Thursday. It is keeping me out of the bars, is all I can say!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:36 AM   #1268
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #1269
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I haven't weighed in a while. I'm in the drippy nasty part of my second winter cold. I never get sick twice in a year. I blame it on the flu shot my DW manipulated me into getting.

I know I've put on 10 lbs or so during the holidays. So once I get back up to snuff I will weigh myself and get back to eating right and exercising. I did start jumping rope for a couple of days just before I got sick. That is a hell of a workout, but I enjoyed it.

Anyway, just checking in to let you know I hadn't run away from the thread, hanging my head in shame. Shame yes, running away no. To all y'all that have continued to make progress, I salute you!
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #1270
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Hi folks,

I am planning on making weight loss one of my retirement tasks - and I have noticed that I am already losing weight - probably due to less stress snacking now that I'm two months into retirement.

I'm not ready to post actual weight yet (blush...) but maybe after a few weeks cheering you all on, I'll start posting.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:09 PM   #1271
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NotReady, you can do what some of our more shy members do and post a relative change instead of their actual weight.

So you could start by saying I want to lose x lbs and then report I've lost x lbs this week towards my goal of losing x lbs. Then we'll be none the wiser!

Mom always said a real lady never let on her weight or her age!
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:42 PM   #1272
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NotReady, you can do what some of our more shy members do and post a relative change instead of their actual weight....
Shy member here has gone in the wrong direction by 1.5 lbs. since last week. But ran into the one trainer I know at our gym this morning and we have a strategy (at no charge ) -- goal is to lose 20 lbs. by 4/30. So today I'm shyly posting a starting point of

20 lbs.

Come on, NotReady, be a shy member!

Sarah, Shymembers would be a great name for a band....
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:20 PM   #1273
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<snort> Feever, you are abut as shy as I am! Ha!
Good goal to have--mine is/was 20 lbs by 3/31. I have 15 to go!

And I'm thinking of the meanings I associate with "members" and my endlessly dirty mind comes up with...most aren't too shy!
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #1274
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Thanks, Sarah and feever for the encouragement.

I'll work on some goals for next week.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:43 PM   #1276
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Hi folks,

I am planning on making weight loss one of my retirement tasks - and I have noticed that I am already losing weight - probably due to less stress snacking now that I'm two months into retirement.

I'm not ready to post actual weight yet (blush...) but maybe after a few weeks cheering you all on, I'll start posting.
That's what happened to me.

Less stress => less fat.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:53 PM   #1277
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Spent a week in Las Vegas and ate like crazy but didn't gain anything. My hotel room was miles away from the casino so I guess that walking to the room was good excercise.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #1278
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Looks like the members...er, folks are doing great.

Harley, sounds like you had a FUN holiday...

Me, I can't claim the "retirement effect," but maybe the "4 days off" effect? Here are the stats:

Last week: 140 (weighing with clothes on)
Today: 139! And this despite a sordid incident this weekend, involving Jelly Bellies...but I've eaten all the good ones now, so they can't tempt me any longer

Goal: 133, or whenever my abs show

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Old 01-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #1279
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

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11/5 – 180
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12/17 - 176.5
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