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Old 02-26-2009, 03:48 PM   #1401
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:04 PM   #1402
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Thanks Simple Girl. I have been the rounds with Physical Therapy. I have been trying to cycle, but took a couple of falls trying to learn to ride clipped in. I have a personal trainer, but our workouts just seem to aggrevate my pains. The only thing I seem to be able to do is aquatics fitness, without aggrevating my pains. But, I really want to workout again which gives me the best results.

Stick with it but take it slow and easy. I had lower back surgery (L4-L5) and it took a full year before the pain down my leg finally abated. I gave up playing soccer and tennis but by the end of the first year I had got my qualifications as a soccer ref and was refereeing young kids, wearing a back brace for support during the games. I was very conscientious in doing the back exercises prescribed by my PT. Took up yoga, and by the end of the 2nd year was refereeing adult and youth soccer games (90 mins of running around). This was all 19 years ago and I now play tennis, work out in the gymn, ride my bike etc etc

Good luck - but be patient, you have the rest of your life ahead of you.

PS During the recovery years I put on 35lbs, but shed it all once I was back to exercising fully
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:11 PM   #1403
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Thanks Alan. I am very impatient during this recovery period. The lower leg pain is annoying, thats for sure. I want to cycle, workout, and other things again and I get annoyed at the setbacks. Great for you that surgery and time were on your side. I wanted to enjoy my retirement, not sit on the rocking chair on the porch...LOL

Thanks for your imput.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:57 AM   #1404
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126 pounds I started doing WW informally on Sunday and also started walking on the treadmill 2 miles per day. Goal weight between 105 and 110.
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125#.

Bronchitis is slowly getting better. I worked out for the first time tonight in 2 1/2 wks. I only did about 40 minutes of dance cardio, but it felt good! I only coughed a little bit. Can't wait til I am back to my normal health!
126#.

Wow, had a set back with the bronchitis AGAIN. Back to the doc. On a second round of prednisone and also steroid inhaler. Geesh. I cannot wait to feel better! Haven't tried working out again, and will wait until I am completely better before trying again.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:48 AM   #1406
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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%
2/25: 200.2 18.0%
3/04: 201.8 17.7%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

So, the fat percentage is going down, but the weight is holding roughly steady. Sounds about like what I'd expect when I'm exercising more but not really dieting.

Shoulder continues to improve and I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow, so I should be getting a better idea on what I should and should not be doing. Hopefully I can start shoulder exercises and start building my muscles back up.
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Nice progress this week. I got back on a good walking schedule. Took the mutt on a 4 mile hike Monday and we walked 9 holes yesterday. Golf course was closed as the greens were covered. Might be wearing the mutt out though, when we got home I gave her a bath and then fed her. She headed to bed at 7:00pm and got up with me at 8:00am today. Fed her, let her out for her morning call, then back to bed.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #1408
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February 18th, 2009: 238
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #1409
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I haven't posted to this thread in about 18 months, but I started the process at 190+ and just hit 180. In three more pounds I'll be at my 1977 high-school weight, but with about 20 pounds more muscle. Hypothetically I've ditched at least 25 pounds of fat.

This is the first time I've studied the long-term changes of weight loss. I still wake up hungry every day but I no longer eat past satiety. Lots of fruits, veggies, & fish during the day. Even if I carb-load at dinner, we still have taekwondo 3x nights/week to keep me from overeating. Other nights I stop eating by 7 PM. One trigger/comfort food at a time, I've cut out every junk but chocolate-- and that's under much better control.

My tastes have changed. Almost everything with sugar or aspartame is too sweet and I don't want much of it. When I get the munchies I actually have enough cognitive brain function to reach for broccoli or fruit instead of bread or peanut butter. Much less binging.

The real weight loss has been fat. I've discovered a couple bottles of a six-pack and I'm getting more. I've built up muscle around my knees (support for torn ligaments & damaged cartilage) and I've put a lot of definition into my chest/shoulder muscles from all the taekwondo pushups and surfing. I don't measure bodyfat but everything else is thinner and the layers of subcutaneous fat are disappearing. All clothing fits much more loosely, especially around the waist.

Last weekend I went to our dojang's black-belt test with a half-gallon of water (four pounds) and four pieces of fruit. Six hours later I'd emptied everything (plus a couple pieces of pizza) and still sweated off three pounds. I wouldn't recommend this as a weight-loss program but I think I've gained the self-confidence to control my binges and choices.

Over the next year I'm going to cut back the chocolate to a tablespoon or two a day and see if there's any sugar (cereal) left to cut from my diet. More fiber, more veggies, and less fat & carbs at dinner. I hope I don't regret reading this in a year or so, but in 2010 I may be down to 175 and doing just as many pushups & situps.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #1410
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No weight loss to report. I was on vacation and strained a back muscle which has made exercising difficult. I'll guess I'll be happy with not gaining weight. Onward to next week.


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I slipped on the ice in Dec and landed on my wrist; haven't exercised since.

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #1412
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Turns out My scale does more than I thought. I'm 201# and 24% fat. Thin enough that I could just make the pre-bootcamp fitness requirements for the army.

I've started taking a drug cocktail that might give me the energy to do a some pushup or at least cut back on the smoking.
3-4-2008 199.5# 23.8% fat. It's probably been 8 years since I've been under 200.

I've started doing some pushups when waiting for stuff to come out of the oven at work.
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199.5 today, 3 lbs down and under 200! (just barely).

Started P90X training last Thursday and I'm limping around now. It's really fun but you are definitely sore the next day. I hope to start a separate thread this weekend after finals are through. Definitely the toughest workout I've ever done, and I've trained and completed several triathlons and other road races.
195.5 today, down 4 lbs, wow, I didn't think it was that good of a week.
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

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
2/18 -177
2/25 178.5
3/4 177.5

Still not exercising during the week because of long work days (up at 5, home at 6) so I'll be happy to maintain the weight if I can for the next couple of months while this project continues.

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195.5 today, down 4 lbs, wow, I didn't think it was that good of a week.

Wow, that's a total of 7# in 2 wks for you. Holy cow!
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126 pounds I started doing WW informally on Sunday and also started walking on the treadmill 2 miles per day. Goal weight between 105 and 110.
If, by informally you mean following the rules but not going to the meetings, then you should do just fine.

Whenever I get over 180 lbs I follow the WW rules. (I paid for 2 subsidized 8-week sessions at work about 6 years ago and it worked great for me so I kept on following the new lifestyle of eating and exercise)
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Wow, that's a total of 7# in 2 wks for you. Holy cow!
P90X - it involves almost 8 hours of exercise a week. It's intense but it's working.
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