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Old 04-22-2009, 08:24 PM   #1601
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Still 130#. I did much better last weekend. We ate out one night and had a few drinks. Saturday night and Sunday I didn't drink a thing. I've worked out every day (except today - sore ankle after dancing too hard last night).

Feeling great and although the scale doesn't show it, I feel thinner. I'm hoping my calorie deficit will add up soon and result in a weight loss to report.
< sigh > 131#

I've continued to work out 5 days a week. I have been watching my diet - not religiously counting calories, though. I'm sure that is what I need to do, but I just can't bring myself to do that right now. Just too much going on my life right now to take that on.

I also have added weight training over the past 3 wks. I am hoping some of the weight plateau/gain is related to that and that I'll start to see more results soon on the scale from an increased metabolism. I can see muscle definition in my arms that hadn't been there before. That's encouraging!

We'll see!
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #1602
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End of week 3 at Weight Watchers, still going in the right direction in spite of major partying Saturday night:

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04/16/092-2.2
04/23/093-1.4
total3 weeks-5.8
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #1603
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Is this thread only for those who are trying to lose weight or can I join. I'm trying to gain weight. When I graduated high school I was 6'6" 150lbs with 10% body fat. I lifted weights for 2 years and peaked at 185lbs with 4% body fat. Then I tore a muscle in my back and had to stop lifting for a few months. I never got back into it. Over the last 9 years i've slowly lost most of the muscle I gained and am now 153.5 lbs at 6.0% body fat. I've been wanting to gain weight for years but am now planning to take a more active role in getting it done. My goal is 2 pounds/month hopefully mostly muscle but some fat is fine.

4/22/09: 153.5lbs 6.0% body fat
Muscle weighs more than fat. I wouldn't go the fast food bad food way to gain weight. I think working out, including strength training is the way to go.

Some folks have a high metabolism like you. Others can gain 5 pounds LOOKING at a brownie.

Maybe you're one of those tall skinny types. Seems to be a lot less of you types out there these days..........
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:31 PM   #1604
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Muscle weighs more than fat. I wouldn't go the fast food bad food way to gain weight. I think working out, including strength training is the way to go.

Some folks have a high metabolism like you. Others can gain 5 pounds LOOKING at a brownie.

Maybe you're one of those tall skinny types. Seems to be a lot less of you types out there these days..........
Wow thanks, I'm going to have to do an extra half hour of biking now. I just gained 2 pounds reading the B word there.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:31 PM   #1605
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Still floating around 235 or 236. Up and down, up and down. And yes, I gain weight just by looking at anything with calories in it. I run (on the treadmill), bike, use the eliptical, etc almost daily for about an hour (been doing that for a year) walk 30-45 min at lunch 3 or 4 days a week (just started that up again a few weeks ago), and I have begun pacing in the office for an hour or so a day (since about 2-3 weeks ago, better than sitting for burning cals). I just ordered a combination rowing/recumbent bike machine, and I intend to use it for at least 1/2 the time that the TV is on in the evenings, even if it cuts into my ER.org browsing time, (maybe 30-60 min per day). It is coming tomorrow.

I don't care to be skinny, just healthy. I would like to get down to 175, but I don't mind it taking 3-4 years, if I am still working that long. Even if I get it to less than 200 in that time period I would be OK. But I would really prefer to have it within the normal BMI prior to trying to find private health insurance when we FIRE, otherwise I may find myself RE but not as FI as I think I am.

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #1606
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:31 AM   #1607
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3/18 180
3/25 180
4/01 180
4/08 180
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4/22 180.5
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I've about to come to the conclusion that 180 is my appropriate weight. But 5 less would sure do some good around the waist.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:34 AM   #1609
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4/22/09: 153.5lbs 6.0% body fat
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:26 AM   #1610
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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%
4/22: 194.6 16.6%*diet week
4/29: 197.2 16.8%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

I've been yo-yoing my weight with a big old diet and then letting my body recover. Not sure if I'll do that again. On the up side, my fat percentage has dropped overall (diet week always leads to aberrations). This past weekend was a National Holiday -- or should have been anyway. The NFL Draft means a weekend on the couch and ordering pizza.

I'm now trying to make smaller dietary changes, and limiting my lunch calories a bit more. We'll see how that works.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:31 AM   #1611
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No change this week - but my clothes are looser.

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
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4 Mar 2009 - 219
11 Mar 2009 - 218.5
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1 Apr 2009 - 217.5
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:37 AM   #1612
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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 body 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.[/QUOTE]

4-22-2009 199 23% jiggly
Hmmm I seem to be going the wrong way. I did go to the gym last night and drank tons of water so maybe it's just waterweight? Anyway, I'm going to start gyming daily after work and see what I can accomplish.[/QUOTE]

4-29-2009 197 22% fat

Goal more muscle; less fat. Looks like I'm going to have to add another notch to my belt bants are getting a little slippy.
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[quote=FinanceDude;809332][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
March 25th: 231.0
April 1st: 235.0
April 8th: 234.0
April 15th: On vacation, did not weigh
April 22nd: 233.0!!!!
April 29th: 235.0

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That's the spirit!

I believe it is a scientific fact that fat never disappears--for some of us to lose weight, someone else has to gain it. Thanks, Aaron!
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That's the spirit!

I believe it is a scientific fact that fat never disappears--for some of us to lose weight, someone else has to gain it. Thanks, Aaron!
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Work commitments for the last 4 working days have kept me away from the gym. Still floating around 235. Got my new combination rowing machine/recumbent bike on saturday, and have been using it at moderately resistance for 30min at a time while DW has the TV on. I haven't done an all-out workout on it, but will probably do a heavy workout on it over the upcoming holidays (in JP). With the moderate resistance, the computer is telling me I'm burning about 200 - 240 cals in 30 mins. If I do that for 30-60 min per day, in addition to the gym and as an alternative to being a tater on the couch, then perhaps the extra calories burned will add up to 15-20# in a year's time. We'll see how it goes.

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:30 PM   #1619
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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
04/23 216.4
04/30 216.4

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Chipping away, little by little....
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