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Old 03-11-2009, 12:41 PM   #1441
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195.5 today, down 4 lbs, wow, I didn't think it was that good of a week.

Bad week, 195 even. Better luck next week. It's frustrating when you work out that much.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:17 PM   #1442
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I slipped on the ice in Dec and landed on my wrist; haven't exercised since.

Today (25 Feb) 137
4 Mar 137 waist 29"


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Old 03-11-2009, 07:42 PM   #1444
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

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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
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Tantalizingly close to my target, but then again, it often is
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:53 PM   #1445
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I forgot about the worst part of all of this. I had to buy new clothes. I spent more on clothes last year than I did for the previous 4 years combined. Not real complaint as DW has had way too much fun getting me to get new clothes as some of my shirts were in excess of 12 years old. I thought they were fine, but I guess I have no fashion sense.
For me this was the best bit. back in '02 I lost 40lb and 6" off my waist. Going down 2 sizes in pants felt fantastic and I didn't mind the cost at all. My target that year was to get into a suit I hadn't been able to fit into for many years, to avoid having to buy a new one for the wedding of DW's brother. At least I saved having to buy a new suit

Trust your wife, I'm sure you look much better in clothes to fit the down-sized you.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:05 PM   #1446
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If, by informally you mean following the rules but not going to the meetings, then you should do just fine.
Yes, that is what I mean. I never went to Weight Watchers, but a former coworker gave me her kit, that had the books and points finder and points booster in them, when she bought the new one from WW. I follow it and write down what I eat and the points. My problem is that I am (I hate to admit this) a little bit of a hoarder. Not only am I frugal with money, but I am also frugal with my points. I usually save the 35 extra points that you get a week, because you never know, I might need them more later. So I go hungry and the week ends and the points are gone and so it goes the next week. I sabotage myself, because I get tired of being hungry or depriving myself, and then I quit writing things down. I know that it does not make sense, but this is one of my many quirks.

As Khan said, you don't need to eat much when you are short and small boned. I am 5' 1 1/2" and small boned, but I still get hungry.

I need to keep reading Nords' post for inspiration. I have a real sweet tooth, but I have not had any candy or ice cream for over a week. I have been eating lots of apples, oranges, grapes and blueberries this week. I also need to keep reading everybody's posts that exercise faithfully for inspiration. I need to do a better job with it.

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Yes, that is what I mean. I never went to Weight Watchers, but a former coworker gave me her kit, that had the books and points finder and points booster in them, when she bought the new one from WW. I follow it and write down what I eat and the points. My problem is that I am (I hate to admit this) a little bit of a hoarder. Not only am I frugal with money, but I am also frugal with my points. I usually save the 35 extra points that you get a week, because you never know, I might need them more later. So I go hungry and the week ends and the points are gone and so it goes the next week. I sabotage myself, because I get tired of being hungry or depriving myself, and then I quit writing things down. I know that it does not make sense, but this is one of my many quirks.

As Khan said, you don't need to eat much when you are short and small boned. I am 5' 1 1/2" and small boned, but I still get hungry.

I need to keep reading Nords' post for inspiration. I have a real sweet tooth, but I have not had any candy or ice cream for over a week. I have been eating lots of apples, oranges, grapes and blueberries this week. I also need to keep reading everybody's posts that exercise faithfully for inspiration. I need to do a better job with it.

3/11/09-125lbs
The WW system has a minimum number of points that is described in the book (page 7 on my 2003 copy). It is very important to achieve this minimum number of points each week ( 20 for your weight). Regardless of the program you follow you need a minimum calorie count per day/week otherwise your body thinks it is starving, slows down your metabolism and starts converting muscle to fat.

I'm sure the Docs will agree with me that starving yourself to lose weight is bad for your health, so please ensure that you eat regularly.

Writing things down is very important for most people including myself even though it is a real pain. These days I don't write things down unless my weight gets to 180 and I find that a strong incentive to keep watching what I eat and to exercise regularly. Eating too little lowers your background metabolism, but exercising regularly raises it so that long after the exercise sessions are over you are burning more calories than you used to at rest.
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That is a great weight loss rate, and to be making progress over a year's timespan says to me you've got a great chance of keeping it off.
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That is a great weight loss rate, and to be making progress over a year's timespan says to me you've got a great chance of keeping it off.
Thanks Laurence,

I have worked hard at keeping active (which is what I think is the secret to keeping it off). It has not been easy, but it was more than worth it. I just finally found something physically active that I enjoyed enough to do 3 to 4 times per week.

You know, "if you can do it for 100 days it will become a habit". I am now a believer in this statement.
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2/25 200 lbs same as last week.

I think I hit my plateau. It's going to require more than 2 hours of tennis once a week.

Oh well I least I'm not gaining any.

3/11 198 lbs

Lost 27 lbs since November.

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Old 03-18-2009, 02:16 PM   #1452
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This is what happens when you eat horribly, are under stress, and haven't worked out in a long time. OK, now that I have had to publicly humiliate myself, it's time to get back on track! Will try a low-level workout tonight. Haven't wheezed since Saturday, and my only excuse now for not trying to exercise is I'm just plumb out of the habit, tired, and lazy!

Now that I have scolded myself perhaps I will kick it in gear!

Ok, ok, I am finally going to admit it: 130#. Gained another pound.

Even with telling on myself last week, I still ate too much. I did actually exercise Sat, Sun, and Tuesday. Really cranked it out Tuesday eve. No wheezing and only coughed once during the initial return to exercise Saturday. It isn't going to take long for me to get back to my high intensity dance workout, thank goodness.

Alan, I appreciate you posting your weight gain...it motivated me to tell on myself again. Boy, it really is tough to fess up when you've gained weight, especially 2 wks in a row!
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DEFINITELY at a plateau. Walked 3 times and played basketball with the kids all weekend, then chowed too much. Body is now trying to balance calories and exercise. I've been through this before. I have my old trusty Trek hybrid bike at the bike shop getting a thorough lookover. I have not ridden it consistently in over 5 years.........
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Yeah, cut back. Instead of having THREE mixed drinks, have ONE TRIPLE.........see??
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