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Old 01-31-2009, 03:07 PM   #1301
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Simplegirl, I'm glad my job does not require me to eat fried pickles Great job on maintaining your weight.

Khan, if anyone needed another reason to retire, you have provided one. I get hungrier at work than I do at home, and usually lose a little weight during vacations.

Kronk and other injured folks, best wishes for a quick return to healthy activity.

138.5, down from 139 last week, goal is 133.

Martyrdom is preparing a bowl of home-made brownies, topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and Bailey's Irish Cream, for my 6 foot 2.5" 173-pound husband, and not having any. (I did, however, eat the entire box of virtual chocolates that one the members sent me in another thread )

One problem: I get too hungry and light-headed on my allotted 1500 calories a day. I actually felt like I was "hitting the wall" during workouts. Resorted to eating a few hazelnuts or almonds to restore energy. I don't like nuts, and they have a lot of calories, but they get my energy levels back up and perhaps are good for me.

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:25 PM   #1302
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One problem: I get too hungry and light-headed on my allotted 1500 calories a day. I actually felt like I was "hitting the wall" during workouts. Resorted to eating a few hazelnuts or almonds to restore energy. I don't like nuts, and they have a lot of calories, but they get my energy levels back up and perhaps are good for me.

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I've done the almond thing before - definitely helps, and they are good for you, in moderation, of course.

I have found if I have about a 100 calorie snack prior to working out, I feel much better. I found these little snack bars by South Beach that are 100 calories each. My favories are chocolate raspberry and whipped chocolate almond. Oh and they also have dark chocolate covered soy nuts in 100 cal snack bags. Yummy! In addition to giving you a little energy boost, it also gives you a little chocolate fix, too!
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Martyrdom is preparing a bowl of home-made brownies, topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and Bailey's Irish Cream, for my 6 foot 2.5" 173-pound husband, and not having any. (I did, however, eat the entire box of virtual chocolates that one the members sent me in another thread )

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Wow, that is some amazing will power you've got there!
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Wow, that is some amazing will power you've got there!

Thank you...coming from a 126-pounder, that is a compliment indeed

Now that I've declared war on my extra pounds, I will do almost anything (within reason) to get rid of them...but once they go away, I hope I can eat more than "virtual" chocolate !!!

In a way, this weight loss business reminds me of the discipline of FI. What must one give up, and for how long, to get what one really wants?
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Wow, that is some amazing will power you've got there!

Thank you...coming from a 126-pounder, that is a compliment indeed

Now that I've declared war on my extra pounds, I will do almost anything (within reason) to get rid of them...but once they go away, I hope I can eat more than "virtual" chocolate !!!

In a way, this weight loss business reminds me of the discipline of FI. What must one give up, and for how long, to get what one really wants?
With some things (financial and culinary), after a while I didn't want them anymore; and others I was content with small portions.
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With some things (financial and culinary), after a while I didn't want them anymore; and others I was content with small portions.
That is absolutely bang on target
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:36 PM   #1307
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With some things (financial and culinary), after a while I didn't want them anymore; and others I was content with small portions.

Well, I'm not there yet. I want my cake, and to eat it too. I know, I should dial 1-800-AWGROWUP. A.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #1308
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I had to check - but it is indeed Wednesday. (This week, I seem to be less aware of the day of the week.) No weight loss - but my clothes are looser. I'm OK with that for this week.

28 Jan 2009 220
4 Feb 2009 220

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Hmm, down to 201.5, from 245 or so over the summer. I have not been trying to lose weight since I hit 215.

Too much stress/anxiety I think. Gotta try to eat more.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:49 PM   #1310
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127#. Happy to be only one # heavier, given the fact that I entertained a business visitor for several lunches last week. I had to make sure they had some real southern local food. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes,fried corn nuggets, pecan pie one day....pulled pork, baked beans, fried pickles another day. Oh, the things I do for my job

Back to Lean Cuisine's for lunch this week!
125#. Must be all that walking at work, 'cause I haven't been dancing my normal amount! I need to get that pedometer calibrated.
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207.5 today, down 3 lbs, down a total of 23 lbs since January 1st - whoo-hoo!
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
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7/30: 191.8 16.0%
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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%
1/07: 200.6 17.9%
1/14: 200.0 18.0%
1/28: 201.0 18.2%
2/04: 199.4 18.4%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

The fat percentage just keeps going up, despite my workout routine. Still will be another few months before I can start approaching my previous level of activity, so hopefully I can keep it reasonable until then.

And my shoulder is healing well, so that part is good.
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11/05/08: 285.6 lbs
01/14/09: 276.4 lbs
01/21/09: 276.2 lbs
01/28/09: 275.8 lbs
02/04/09: 277.0 lbs

I'm pretty sure that my weight-gain this week is all water weight, and has absolutely nothing to do with gorging myself silly on SuperBowl Sunday.

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I confess feeling a bit of envy for the larger folks who want to get down to ~200.

When you're 5'3", small boned, and not very active; you don't really need to eat very much.
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I confess feeling a bit of envy for the larger folks who want to get down to ~200.

When you're 5'3", small boned, and not very active; you don't really need to eat very much.
When you're 6'1". medium build, and not all that active you don't need to eat that much either. I do it because I like it.
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

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
12/20 - 1/4 - away on vacation
1/7 - 180.0
1/14 - 178.5
1/21 - 177.5
1/28 - 177.5
2/4 - 177


Somehow squeezed out a half pound - didn't expect it.
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Heck, I'm 6'6" and now that I'm close to 200 people at work are asking me if I'm OK. Guess I'm big boned. Its a shame I never wanted to play sports.

I remember struggling to get over 200 lbs after basic training reduced me from 225 to 180 or so. Then I turned 30 and got a desk job. No problem gaining weight!
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Heck, I'm 6'6" and now that I'm close to 200 people at work are asking me if I'm OK. Guess I'm big boned. Its a shame I never wanted to play sports.

I remember struggling to get over 200 lbs after basic training reduced me from 225 to 180 or so. Then I turned 30 and got a desk job. No problem gaining weight!
I'm also 6'6". At 152lbs, my paternal grandmother asks me if i'm okay every time she sees me then bakes me a couple dozen cookies which I eat within two days. I've been on vacation for 9 days now and since the averave temp has been 15, i've stayed inside almost exclusively doing absolutely nothing that could be considered exercise. Laying in bed all the time watching tv or with my lap top next to me and stuffing my face with junk i've lost 1/2 a pound. Hopefully when I turn 30 later this summer my metabolism will start to die down. Or maybe I just need a desk job. 12 hour shifts of manual labor in a factory are probably the reason I can't gain any weight.
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6'6" 152lbs is skinny! I used to take weight gain powder when I was working out a lot at the gym.
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