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Old 04-04-2009, 10:32 AM   #1541
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set my kitchen timer for 1 hour. When it chimes, I get up and do something for at least 30 minutes.

Good idea, setting an automatic nag to remind you to get away from that puter and go do what needs to be done.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:34 AM   #1542
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124.4lbs today

I dunno, do we allow such petite people to post on this thread? I think you should have to be at least 125#. (How come there's no smiley for "envious"?)
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:42 AM   #1543
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124.4lbs today

I dunno, do we allow such petite people to post on this thread? I think you should have to be at least 125#. (How come there's no smiley for "envious"?)
Don't be a hater (as the kids say) -- I think I weigh that on the moon or other places where there's less gravity.

I rejoined WeightWatchers this week so I'll be reporting those losses (she said optimistically).
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:11 AM   #1544
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Don't be a hater (as the kids say) -- I think I weigh that on the moon or other places where there's less gravity.

Anything but a hater! I apologize if I somehow sounded critical, when I was trying to give the poster a backward compliment. Somehow, those don't always come through as intended.

I would be mortified if anyone thought I really meant there should be a weight floor for this thread, or that anyone should be excluded from any thread except for breaking forum rules. birdsong, meadows and rainbows :-)
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<--- me smacking myself for pathetic unsuccessful attempts to be humorous.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:47 AM   #1546
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...(How come there's no smiley for "envious"?)
maybe these will work?
example...I wish I <substitute wish> as much as you.

we definitely need a "poutie face" emoticon.
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Height: 5' 7.5" Build: Medium
Start: Weight at end of day, with clothes on but no shoes: 141# Waist 27"
Today: 135.5# Waist 26"
Goal: 133#, body fat 20% (have to get my BF measured at the gym).
This sounds pretty thin. Lots of high school girls would like to have 26" waists. You must have a womanly fat distribution.

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This sounds pretty thin. Lots of high school girls would like to have 26" waists. You must have a womanly fat distribution.

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We love to have thin people on this thread It's great to be in the "maintaining" mode with targets of only 2 to 3lbs to go for. ( Just like we love to have successfully FIRE'ed folks giving us all hope and encouragement to achieve our financial goals ).
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:52 PM   #1549
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I bought some resistance bands a few weeks back that hang over a doorway and it was the best $10 I ever spent. I am slowly turning my house into a stations that have exercise equipment. It is good for stretching and building metabolism.

I get up from the computer and pass the doorway and do a few quick stretches for about a minute then on my way to doing what I was doing.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:45 PM   #1550
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I am slowly turning my house into a stations that have exercise equipment.

Just the kind of efficiency we'd expect from a FIREish person. Having your house double as a gym would save gym fees and travel to and from the gym. Assuming it's not too much wear and tear on the house, that is.

I have a favorite one-minute exercise called Air Bench that I described in an earlier post. For one 60 seconds of effort per day, I have reaped surprisingly great benefits in the hamstring and quad areas and a new spring in my step.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #1551
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Still 130# and ok with that for now. I have stopped the upward trend! Now, to get it going downward...

I have exercised every day since Sat, except for today. Will be back at it tomorrow. I packed a bag full of exercise clothes and also full of snacks. I change at work, have a snack, and head straight to the gym. So far, this is helping me workout more consistently.
Still 130#. Still exercising almost every day.

The culprit is the weekends...and DH. I get home from work Friday, and he starts plying me with gin and tonics. And once I start having a drink or two, well, I start eating. DH is such a bad influence. He bought wings this weekend AND french fries and sits them in front of me after I've had a drink or two. No mortal, IMO, can turn that down...

Soooooo....I've had several discussions this week with him about NOT doing this to me on the weekend, at least until I get back down to my 125 - 128# happy weight range. I can maintain that weight typically (even with being "bad" on the weekends), but I surely can't get back down to it with the weekend blow outs.

I think I've got him on board now....I hope!

I just read this email outloud to DH, and he snickered. Good grief!
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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...
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Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2009
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1/23: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
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7/30: 191.8 16.0%
(snip ...)
11/12: 195.2 17.1%
12/03: 198.2 17.8%
1/07: 200.6 17.9%
2/04: 199.4 18.4%
3/04: 201.8 17.7%
3/11: 201.2 17.3%
3/18: 202.0 18.0%
3/25: 196.8 17.3% *diet week
4/01: 198.2 17.3%
4/08: 198.4 17.0%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Stable weight with a decrease in fat? I can live with that. Might just be a fluctuation, though. My upper body is starting to feel a bit stronger again, with twice-a-week shoulder rehab. Lifting much weight still isn't good for me, and it'll be another month before my next doctor's appointment.

Look for my weight to be up next week when I check in. We're going away for the weekend, which will mean several big meals of Mexican food, ice cream, some candy, and other assorted goodies. No way I'm going to be able to resist overdoing it. But I am figuring that I'll go back and do another round of my 6-day diet next week starting next Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Finally I have a Wednesday that is not a local maximum! First goal reached and I'm adding a new shorter term goal.

28 Jan 2009 220
4 Feb 2009 220
11 Feb 2009 219.5
18 Feb 2009 219
25 Feb 2009 - Vacation
4 Mar 2009 - 219
11 Mar 2009 - 218.5
18 Mar 2009 - Vacation
25 Mar 2008 - 218.5
1 Apr 2008 - 217.5
8 Apr 2008 - 215

First Goal Met: 215 - 8 Apr 2009

Shorter Term Goal 210
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

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
3/11 – 176
3/18 – 178
3/25 – 177.5
4/1 – 176.5
4/8 - 178

Up a couple of lbs BEFORE a holiday weekend. Not a good omen, sigh.....
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Finally I have a Wednesday that is not a local maximum! First goal reached and I'm adding a new shorter term goal.

28 Jan 2009 220
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11 Feb 2009 219.5
18 Feb 2009 219
25 Feb 2009 - Vacation
4 Mar 2009 - 219
11 Mar 2009 - 218.5
18 Mar 2009 - Vacation
25 Mar 2008 - 218.5
1 Apr 2008 - 217.5
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First Goal Met: 215 - 8 Apr 2009

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very well done - congratulations on getting to your first goal
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Congratulations, NR4Purple!

I am up to 136 again. I had an icky experience. Remember I am an eater of sweets under stress. Lots of job stress lately - if I described it, it would sound silly, but it's been bothering me so it's stressful. I had been avoiding every kind of sweet food quite successfully for weeks, but a large bag of dark chocolate pomegranate bits somehow found its way into the house and a great many of them went into my stomach.

I found out I can't eat this way any more. It's not "guilt," but an actual, horrid, physical reaction to the candy. My heart began to race and pound and I felt as if I'd be sick (I wasn't). Could I have "de-toxed" from sugar by not eating much of it for weeks, and now can't tolerate large doses of sugar?
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Congratulations, NR4Purple!

I am up to 136 again. I had an icky experience. Remember I am an eater of sweets under stress. Lots of job stress lately - if I described it, it would sound silly, but it's been bothering me so it's stressful. I had been avoiding every kind of sweet food quite successfully for weeks, but a large bag of dark chocolate pomegranate bits somehow found its way into the house and a great many of them went into my stomach.

I found out I can't eat this way any more. It's not "guilt," but an actual, horrid, physical reaction to the candy. My heart began to race and pound and I felt as if I'd be sick (I wasn't). Could I have "de-toxed" from sugar by not eating much of it for weeks, and now can't tolerate large doses of sugar?
Anecdote: After many years I have found that large amounts of salt or sugar make me gag.
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Congrats to all who have lost weight this week, and for those who haven't, hang in there!

Amethyst, I have found that sometimes if I have too many calories at once (source doesn't matter), I will have heart palpitations. Guess our bodies are trying to tell us something!

Sorry to hear you are under stress. I don't do well with excessive stress. I feel for you!
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