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Old 05-02-2009, 08:27 PM   #1621
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Abby enough at 135?

Somebody is always saying “this thread is useless without pics,” so I challenge the rest of us to post a picture, and to start the ball rolling, here is a picture of my midsection at 135 lbs.
Feever – you’ve lost as much in 3 weeks as I have in 3 months!
I’m quite active and although I do not count calories, I’m eating healthy things, and never eat more than it takes to keep from being hungry (“eat when you’re hungry, stop before you’re full.”) I’m never completely satisfied, always want a bit more. Months have gone by, without a brownie, cookie, ice cream, or a piece of the cheesecake I made for our guests last week. Maybe I should offer my metabolism to the Department of Energy as a fabulous energy conservation machine.
I figure there is no point in being hungry in order to lose weight, because I would only gain it back again. So I guess 135 pounds is the best I can do without hunger.
SimpleGirl, could it be you’ve added a little bit of muscle weight? When I started working out with weights many years ago I quickly put on several pounds, but my clothing size stayed the same (and not because the manufacturers made the sizes bigger). What’s inside the clothes just got denser.
Rambler, I like your exercising during TV watching and even in the office. That has to be good for you in more ways than weight loss alone. I once heard a lecture by a personal trainer who said he wished people would only realize our bodies are made to move almost constantly, except when we’re asleep.
Apathy, you are just bad.
Aaron, since you want to gain weight, have you researched what the athletes like Lance Armstrong eat while they’re using 5-10,000 calories a day? (Lance has said he puts on weight when he's not racing, by the way).
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:40 AM   #1622
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Aaron, since you want to gain weight, have you researched what the athletes like Lance Armstrong eat while they’re using 5-10,000 calories a day? (Lance has said he puts on weight when he's not racing, by the way).
I remember during the olympics hearing what Micheal Phelps eats. I would have to quit my job and eat full time to eat what he does. When I w*rk, I w*rk 12 hrs and am only aloud one 30 minute meal break so I can't eat that much. I have to make up for it on my days off.
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IWhen I w*rk, I w*rk 12 hrs and am only aloud one 30 minute meal break.
OMG, Aaron, what kind of Simon Legree do you work for?

Are you in an environment where spilled food and drink constitute a hazard--for example, lots of keyboards, or open wounds?

I'm just thinking...my office generally resonates with the sounds of munching and chomping, there are so many crunchy snacks being consumed all day long. In fact, it is quite gross to listen to, but I can tell you that nobody in the roomsuffers from a weight deficit.

The only other solution I can suggest to you is: time. You're almost 30, right? Many former string beans find that once they are in their 30s, weight goes on and stays on more easily. That is true of my husband, for example. It was also true of me, but I was never a string bean to begin with
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OMG, Aaron, what kind of Simon Legree do you work for?

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Aaron, I really feel for you. A 30-minute lunch was one of the worst things about my former j*b. Even though I rarely worked more than 8 hrs./day, it was actually a real motivator to leave.

I remembering meeting a guy at a lunch counter, back in the days when they had such things in dept. store basements. He said that when his company cut his lunch down to a 1/2 hour, he just stopped eating lunch altogether because it wasn't enough time.

If it wasn't for the state law, many people would get by with less. I've worked with soooo many people who would work a 10-hr. shift without any break so that they could leave sooner; that always struck me as "penny wise and pound foolish." What would be the equivalent to "knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing"? Must be the one we hear here so often, "time is more valuable than money."
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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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Khan, good work!

Getting back to Aaron's draconian 30-minute feeding window: I just wondered if Aaron is forbidden to snack during work for some reason. Where I work, people bring lunches to eat at their desk, and most also eat snacks all day long.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #1627
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Are you in an environment where spilled food and drink constitute a hazard--for example, lots of keyboards, or open wounds?
Actually i'm in an environment where food is a contaminant. Food could get on the product so it's not allowed on the floor. I get paid hourly and the 30-minute break is paid so I guess it could be worse.
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Khan, I'm impressed that you made it through a bad and depressing winter and early spring without being able to work out yet gained only three lbs. Bowing to you.

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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"[/I]

5'3"
Max 215
Goal 115

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:52 PM   #1629
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Somebody is always saying “this thread is useless without pics,” so I challenge the rest of us to post a picture, and to start the ball rolling, here is a picture of my midsection at 135 lbs.

I figure there is no point in being hungry in order to lose weight, because I would only gain it back again. So I guess 135 pounds is the best I can do without hunger.

SimpleGirl, could it be you’ve added a little bit of muscle weight? When I started working out with weights many years ago I quickly put on several pounds, but my clothing size stayed the same (and not because the manufacturers made the sizes bigger). What’s inside the clothes just got denser.
I think I have added some muscle weight, for sure. I can see more definition in my arms and somewhat in my legs. My pants are fitting somewhat more snugly than I'd like to, though. So either my legs are getting denser and bigger or fatter and bigger.

Oooh, you are brave to post a pic. Looking good!

I could post a pic of my midsection, but that would be cheating, as that has always been my skinny spot. I am the classic pear shape. I confess I am not up to the challenge to post a pic of my butt!
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Somebody is always saying “this thread is useless without pics,” so I challenge the rest of us to post a picture, and to start the ball rolling, here is a picture of my midsection at 135 lbs.
Woohoo you go girl!
I never had a figure like that, even in high school. My middle is my Waterloo. However I've got long legs and a tight tush I just maybe might be willing to show off.
So go ahead and start the bidding, men.
Anticipatory drooling is definitely allowed in the binary waiting room.
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Woohoo you go girl!
I never had a figure like that, even in high school. My middle is my Waterloo. However I've got long legs and a tight tush I just maybe might be willing to show off.
So go ahead and start the bidding, men.
Anticipatory drooling is definitely allowed in the binary waiting room.
Thanks...methink "you go" really means "you stay [at this weight instead of immediately putting it all back on where it desperately wants to go!]"

But, what is the binary waiting room? A place where 1-0 types of people can be found?
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Thanks...methink "you go" really means "you stay [at this weight instead of immediately putting it all back on where it desperately wants to go!]"

But, what is the binary waiting room? A place where 1-0 types of people can be found?

I think 'binary' was how pics were coded on usenet.
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But, what is the binary waiting room? A place where 1-0 types of people can be found?
Yes, indeed. All 1s on one side and all 0s on the other, like grade school square dancing.
All we need now is for the 1s to make the first move.
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Woohoo you go girl!
I never had a figure like that, even in high school. My middle is my Waterloo. However I've got long legs and a tight tush I just maybe might be willing to show off.
So go ahead and start the bidding, men.
Anticipatory drooling is definitely allowed in the binary waiting room.
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Still 131#.

Still lifting regularly but not able to dance quite as much over the past week.

Hanging in there!
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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 pants are getting a little slippy.

5-6-2009 199 23% fat

Ugh must have been a fat week. Only went to the gym once and I haven't been eating all that healthy. ok time to get back in gear... after today.
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