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Old 02-11-2009, 05:59 PM   #1341
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:16 PM   #1342
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Losing a pound and a half in a week is darn good. During previous weeks I was wondering what you were doing to drop 5 lbs in a week. Atkins?
Well, everybody loses a lot when they first start a new routine, plus I'm 34 so I'm still on the younger side. I started a regimin the first week of January of 1500 calories a day and 4 hours of excercise a week which consists mostly of running as I'm training for a 5k right now. Running at a 9 minute mile pace burns a lot of calories!

So now that the initial drop off occurred, I'll be clocking similar numbers for a while.
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125#. Must be all that walking at work, 'cause I haven't been dancing my normal amount! I need to get that pedometer calibrated.
Didn't weigh in this morning...I was up all night with a high fever (103.7 F). To the doc today - acute bronchitis and to stay out of work the rest of the week. Ughh. I hate being sick!
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:09 PM   #1344
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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
2/11 - 177


looks I too am plateau'ed. still better than going up
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Four Pounds to Goal

Weight at Dr's office, clothes on, shoes off: 137. Goal: 133.

though I've only lost 4 pounds, I have lost 1/2 inch off my hips and almost 3/4 inch off my waistline! All my clothes fit better

I discovered, though, that I cannot possibly stick to 1500 calories a day. I need at least 1200-1300 calories just to make it through commute, workday, and workout. Then, I still need to eat dinner. I've been trying to keep my dinner at around 500 calories, but am sure it goes above that sometimes.

I haven't eaten any sweets at all for four weeks. Sure do miss 'em.

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a few holiday parties got me!

181 Dec 31, 2008 - weight is peaked
179 Jan 7, 2009
179 Jan 21 food portion control plan working. Started using daily fiber supplements for hunger control.
178 Jan 28 steady as she goes...
179 Feb 6 (late reporting)
179 Feb 11 - need to start some exercise now that portion control is mastered. step by step...

Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2009
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It's Wednesday! Here's my results:

December 1st, 2008: 251 (lifetime high )
February 3rd, 2009: 244.5
February 11th, 2009: 239.5
12 lbs in 2 1/2 months. Great job!

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OK, back on track with the program. Not going crazy with a crash diet. Would like to be down to 180 by April 1 and 175 by July 1st. Got my annual doc appointment then so that is the goal. He will be so proud.
Me trying to impress the doc is my best incentive, although it's more to try to get off the various meds. The Rx type, not yours!

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A slow change - this is going to take a while. Therefore, I've decided I need a more realistic short-term goal, so I've added a shorter term goal to target.
I think that's an excellent idea. I have one too. My ultimate goal is too far away to keep me going.

All time high - 262 (2005)
Recent high - 242 (last April)
07/08/08 - 238.4
08/06/08 - 234.4
09/10/08 - 231.0
10/08/08 - 229.8
11/05/08 - 223.6
12/03/08 - 225.4
01/07/09 - 242 Ouch!
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02/04/09 - 231.0
02/11/09 - 229.6

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I think that's an excellent idea. I have one too. My ultimate goal is too far away to keep me going.

All time high - 262 (2005)
Recent high - 242 (last April)
07/08/08 - 238.4
08/06/08 - 234.4
09/10/08 - 231.0
10/08/08 - 229.8
11/05/08 - 223.6
12/03/08 - 225.4
01/07/09 - 242 Ouch!
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02/04/09 - 231.0
02/11/09 - 229.6

First goal - 220
Ultimate goal - 200
Wow, you gained 17 pounds in a month, and then lost 13 pounds in about a month...........wild!!
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #1349
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Wow, you gained 17 pounds in a month, and then lost 13 pounds in about a month...........wild!!
Yeah, that was interesting. I (sucessfully) worked my butt off getting my weight and blood sugar/pressure down for a November doctor's appointment. After the appointment I went sort of nuts through the holidays. I suspect the huge swing was mostly water weight from all the holiday goodies, but there was a definite weight gain too. Bad move. Hopefully I'll learn a lesson from this, but learning from my mistakes isn't my strong suit.
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Yeah, that was interesting. I (sucessfully) worked my butt off getting my weight and blood sugar/pressure down for a November doctor's appointment. After the appointment I went sort of nuts through the holidays. I suspect the huge swing was mostly water weight from all the holiday goodies, but there was a definite weight gain too. Bad move. Hopefully I'll learn a lesson from this, but learning from my mistakes isn't my strong suit.
I think you need a doctor like my FP. I asked her what I could do to lower my cholesterol, and she said:

Lose FIFTY pounds............
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:06 AM   #1351
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Hi everyone . It's been a few months since I've posted anything - I've just been really busy with work and life in general

Plus, I kind of fell off the wagon around Christmas and am just starting to get my mojo back now! Unfortunately, I GAINED about 5.6 lbs between Christmas and now, which is bad, but I guess it could also be a lot worse! Now that I'm back, I hope to have something more positive to post next week .

Good job everyone on your weight loss journeys!
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:20 AM   #1353
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Slow progress - but feeling I'm good today. I'm finding that it matters to me that I will be reporting here. Thanks everyone.

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4 Feb 2009 220
11 Feb 2009 219.5
18 Feb 2009 219

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:26 AM   #1354
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12/26/2008 back up to 207. I blame the birthday cake.
After a severe scale malfunction I'm back in the game.

2-18-2009 200.2 lbs.
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202.5lbs - down 3.5 lbs. Funny, I was a pound lighter yesterday.

I bought P90X this week and will be starting it this weekend. My research on the program indicated I needed to reach a certain fitness level before I tried it out as it is a gruelling program. My BMI number is about 7 lbs away from being out of the "overweight" category and into the "normal weight" category, plus I'm running about 12 miles a week and lifting weights - hopefully it's enough. All my Marine buddies swear by it. I'm thinking about starting a new thread on Sunday with a before picture and do 30, 60, and 90 day updates.
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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%
2/11: 200.6 18.6%
2/18: 200.8 18.9%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Well, so much for last week's fat percentage being an aberration. I'm definitely getting squishier around the edges. I'm planning on taking part in a martial arts class today (with an arm in the sling), so we'll see how that goes. My broken toe (from 7 weeks back) is still bugging me, so I don't want to overstress that.

I'm looking forward to the day when I'm back to exercising normally.
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202.5lbs - down 3.5 lbs. Funny, I was a pound lighter yesterday.

I bought P90X this week and will be starting it this weekend. My research on the program indicated I needed to reach a certain fitness level before I tried it out as it is a gruelling program. My BMI number is about 7 lbs away from being out of the "overweight" category and into the "normal weight" category, plus I'm running about 12 miles a week and lifting weights - hopefully it's enough. All my Marine buddies swear by it. I'm thinking about starting a new thread on Sunday with a before picture and do 30, 60, and 90 day updates.
Sounds great! I'll be interested to see how it goes.
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202.5lbs - down 3.5 lbs. Funny, I was a pound lighter yesterday.

I bought P90X this week and will be starting it this weekend. My research on the program indicated I needed to reach a certain fitness level before I tried it out as it is a gruelling program. My BMI number is about 7 lbs away from being out of the "overweight" category and into the "normal weight" category, plus I'm running about 12 miles a week and lifting weights - hopefully it's enough. All my Marine buddies swear by it. I'm thinking about starting a new thread on Sunday with a before picture and do 30, 60, and 90 day updates.
I've heard nothing but good about that program. Maybe when I drop another 20# this body might be capable of doing it.
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My best friend is on P90X. He completed the first 90 days and is now restarting. He swears by it. What I like is that there is a built in stretching and yoga day to give your body a break.
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