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Old 04-08-2009, 08:28 PM   #1561
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[quote=FinanceDude;802414]December 1st, 2008: 252 (lifetime high )
February 3rd: 244.5
February 11th: 239.5
February 18th: 238
February 25th: 235.5
March 4th: 236.0
March 11th: 236.0
March 18th: 234.0
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April 1st: 235.0
April 8th: 234.0

back on track, although my goal of 229 by the time I get to SC on April 11th is not going to happen.......
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:41 AM   #1562
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:03 PM   #1563
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4-1-2009 196.2# 22.4% fat
Due to a bout of bronchitis, I've cut way back on smoking.

4-8-2009 197.2# 21% fat
I think I'm at the limit where not eating much will get me without losing muscle mass. For the last month or so I've been eating a protein shake and coffee for breakfast steamed rice with hot mustard for lunch and then usually some stirfry or a burger for dinner. Prior to this I didn't eat breakfast at all which I hear is a bad thing to do.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #1564
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187 lbs this morning, so -3 lbs.

....but I have to admit I'm starting to get tired. 8 hours of exercise a week is hard.
186 -1 lbs but I think I'm pretty much at a bottom. I'm 6' 2" and the tape measure body fat measurement puts me at about 18%, but I have to think that's a little high. I'll let you guys be the judge next week when I post the Hawaii pics.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #1565
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Simplegirl...I didn't realize calories could give a person the jitters. It felt awful and was rather scary. After cutting way back, I seem to have lost my sugar tolerance...not a bad thing, I guess. No more sugar OD's for me! As for the stress, I am frustrated at work just now, but at least I am getting PAID, which is more than many can say!
F'dude, maybe you will lose weight faster while in SC...let's hope so...
Bestwife, 2 pounds in a week!
FrugApathy...definitely you want to eat breakfast. I find I can eat a very modest dinner if I've laid a good foundation (so to speak) with a nourishing breakfast.
Laurence...my husband is 6' 2.5" and 186 is heavy for him, but he's got a long, leggy wedge-shaped build--wiry, not muscular--so he only has space for about 175 pounds max. Your mileage probably varies We'll be watching for those pictures
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:00 PM   #1566
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10-29 218.8
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12/11 218.2
12/24 219.6
12/31 219.6
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:12 AM   #1567
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Vinny - that looks like great progress. Way to go!
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #1568
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Thanks its a little at a time - my plan is in no hurry its all about feeling healthy
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:32 AM   #1569
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #1570
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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%
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%
4/15: 200.8 17.3%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

Well, I expected my weight to go up after a weekend of way too much food, but I still hoped I'd be under 200. No such luck.

I'm back on my 6-day diet starting today, so by next week I think I'll be in the 196 range.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:48 AM   #1571
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Great progress over the past two weeks. I've also had to put away my largest jeans as they are too big now.

4 Oct 2008 230 (Pre-retirement; All-time high)
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 2009 - 218.5
1 Apr 2009 - 217.5
8 Apr 2009 - 215
11 Apr 2009 - 211.5

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:08 AM   #1572
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4-1-2009 196.2# 22.4% fat
Due to a bout of bronchitis, I've cut way back on smoking.

4-8-2009 197.2# 21% fat
I think I'm at the limit where not eating much will get me without losing muscle mass. For the last month or so I've been eating a protein shake and coffee for breakfast steamed rice with hot mustard for lunch and then usually some stirfry or a burger for dinner. Prior to this I didn't eat breakfast at all which I hear is a bad thing to do.

4-15-2009 198.2 22% fat
Yeah...I'm definitely at the limit of what diet can do for my bnody unless I start only drinking liquids like when I had bronchitis. I'm (re)joining a gym today and we'll see if that helps anything.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:59 PM   #1573
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10-20 219.4
10-29 218.8
skipped a week
11/12 220.4
11/19 220.0
12/04 220.0
12/11 218.2
12/24 219.6
12/31 219.6
01/21 218.8
02/25 219.0
03/04 219.6
04/01 217.0
04/08 216.4
04/15 214.8

Didn't really do anything different this week except a little portion control and took the stairs at work a little more. I am thinking my body is getting use to not having soda. I was not expecting to see the scale dip below 215 so I am ecstatic with my results.

I bought a yoga mat a few weeks back but have not used it yet. I am watching fittv and doing a little exercise, but not enough where I would lose weight from it. Just getting up away from the computer and walking around the house more must be a factor.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #1574
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Just getting up away from the computer and walking around the house more must be a factor.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #1576
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1/28 - 177.5
2/4 – 177
2/11 – 177
2/18 -177
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3/4 – 177.5
3/11 – 176
3/18 – 178
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4/1 – 176.5
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According to the BMI I need to be at 165 or less to be in the normal weight range. I'm kind of a barrel chested muscly frame though. If I start working out like I should I'll hopefully be able to to get my body fat down but not drop below 180. For a male my age my body fat is supposed to be in the 8-19% range to be healthy. Since I'm at 22% now I should only be able to drop 27 pounds before I become underweight which would still put me as overweight according to the BMI.

Hopefully I can exchange 27 pounds of fat for 12 pounds of muscle and be at a healthy 180.
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End of week 2 at Weight Watchers. As WW costs $12/week where I live, I'm figuring I'm worth just under $6/lb. Not prime, but possibly choice. Or good. Or chopped liver.


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Old 04-16-2009, 07:13 PM   #1579
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Still at 136# and determined not to be too frustrated about it...
It is so weird to be this big, yet wear a "smaller" size than when I was younger and somewhat thinner. In 1980 I was a size 12; now I'm a 6 or an 8.
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Way to go, Bestwifeever! Look at them negative numbers!
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