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Old 05-06-2009, 09:53 AM   #1641
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6'0" Target 175lbs

2/11 185
2/18 184
2/25 184
3/04 182
3/11 180.5
3/18 180
3/25 180
4/01 180
4/08 180
4/15 179.5
4/22 180.5
4/29 180
5/06 181

Damn it! But haven't played golf in a week. So a little off on my exercise.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #1642
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6'0" Target 175lbs

2/11 185
2/18 184
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3/04 182
3/11 180.5
3/18 180
3/25 180
4/01 180
4/08 180
4/15 179.5
4/22 180.5
4/29 180
5/06 181

Damn it! But haven't played golf in a week. So a little off on my exercise.
See, too many meds without golf will make ya gain weight......
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #1643
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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%
5/06: 197.4 16.7%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%

I think I've reached capitulation. I decided that there are more important things to worry about than every single calorie. So last Thursday we had a nice night out at an Italian restaurant, then we ordered Chinese on Sunday and I had my Chinese leftovers last night.

My shoulder has improved, and my doctor has cleared me for weight lifting. So I'll be adding more body weight (pushup and chinup) exercises into my daily life. We're also getting into tennis season, so this past Saturday I had an hour and a half of martial arts followed by two and a half hours of tennis. Granted, over an hour of the tennis was playing doubles, so that isn't tough exercise, but the rest of the time was high energy. Today will be nearly three hours of martial arts: 1 3/4 hours of taking classes, and an hour of leading class. So I'm getting my exercise.

If the weight comes off, great. I'm hoping the fat percentage will continue to drop as I get stronger, and I'll continue daily weight readings to make sure I'm not gaining weight. But the goal for weight loss will not be quite so all-consuming (pun intended).
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See, too many meds without golf will make ya gain weight......
I've started a second career, home health care sitter.
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Someone should send Kristie an invitation to join our Wednesday weigh-ins.

Kirstie Alley: 'Yes, I Gained 83 Pounds' - omg! news on Yahoo!
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Someone should send Kristie an invitation to join our Wednesday weigh-ins.

Kirstie Alley: 'Yes, I Gained 83 Pounds' - omg! news on Yahoo!
My guess is she did too drastic a lifestyle change with the Jenny Craig deal and it didn't stick. I give her a lot of credit for publicly 'fessing up to her horse fall. I like her attitude!
And savvy...a good politician always controls her own press releases.
She just one-upped the tabloids.
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Monthly check in time. I was expecting to report a gain, but we cancelled the camping trip due to rain so I didn't spend all weekend sitting around a campfire drinking beer. Rescheduled for May 30 weekend, so June report will suffer.

I'm slowly sneaking back up on my goal. If I make it it will have taken a year. Slow progress, but still progress. The weather is getting ready to turn nicer so maybe I can make some real progress. We've been doing a lot of landscaping and gardening. This has resulted in a sore back, but not much real calorie burning.

Almost everyone seems to be right with me on the "minimum loss or slight gain" treadmill. But keep the faith. I'm pulling for us all. Go team!
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Almost everyone seems to be right with me on the "minimum loss or slight gain" treadmill. But keep the faith. I'm pulling for us all. Go team!
Except Aaron. He's up 3 pounds!
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233 today, down from 235. Don't know how it happened, since I've not been to the gym (3 day public holiday) and only run once since last friday. Maybe the little extra on the rower and stationary bike is helping after all. Been good with the food too. Targeting 229 by June 6 (DD graduation). No particular meaning to that date, except for that the doc told me over a year ago to lose some or risk not seeing her graduate (overblown pronouncement, I believe, but still need to do it). I think I have about 2-3 years to go before I need to get private/personally funded health insurance. I want to get down well under 200 by then, and hopefully down to around 180. That puts me at the high end of the safe BMI range. Don't want to get rejected for a high BMI. I'm beginning to think I can do it, so long as I keep up extra activity. It would be easier if I was in the states, and had my backyard to keep me moving 8 hours a day for 6 months or so (big 2 acre yard with no landscaping).

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Almost everyone seems to be right with me on the "minimum loss or slight gain" treadmill. But keep the faith. I'm pulling for us all. Go team!
I view this game as follows:
1. A lot of weight gain -
2. Some weight gain - a call for more activity and less consumption, both of which are successes
3. No weight gain - success
4. Weight loss - better success and a reset of a new datum for changes. Look for the in my weigh-in progress list to see the lowest value achieved.

Notice 3 of the above outcomes are a success. It is positive thinking that gets the results.
Or so says a book I read about weight management (LEARN program), years ago.
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[quote=FinanceDude;811347][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
May 5th: 233.5

I'll take it!!

I definitely think 229 is now a short-term goal.......
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #1653
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Program is still working--little by little.
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Program is still working--little by little.
Outstanding. Do you feel/see a difference?
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Outstanding. Do you feel/see a difference?
Well, of course I know everyone here sees a big difference

It's such a gradual loss that it's hard for me to tell. But I did drag a pull cart around the golf course this week and didn't get out of breath once, so I'm thinking that's a bonus.
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I've blown up post Hawaii, about +5 lbs. I hope to get back into the militancy this week.
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I've blown up post Hawaii, about +5 lbs. I hope to get back into the militancy this week.
Poi eating contest hangover?
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More like Mai Tai drinking contest, starting at 10 a.m. every day!
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More like Mai Tai drinking contest, starting at 10 a.m. every day!
Ouch..mucho calories in that!

I used to date a girl that would drink rum and cokes with DIET coke, and think she was not getting that many calories. Of course, she used to drink about 8-10 in a night, which WAS counterproductive.

I guess that brings us to a logical confusion: Looks like I drive women to drink. DW doesn't drink much, maybe she's mellowed out or I have.......
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