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Old 05-13-2009, 09:00 AM   #1661
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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%
5/13: 198.4 17.4%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%
Highest weight: 260 (May 2001)
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Bah, fat percentage and weight both went up. Okay, not a big surprise. I'm making my way through a birthday cake. Mmm... chocolate. Plus Indian buffet and ordering pizza over the weekend didn't help, either.

Strength training is starting to ramp up -- at least I can do some pushups and chinups now. Between my shoulder injury/surgery, and the previous year's nerve damage in the other shoulder from Lyme disease, it has been since September of 07 since I've had two working shoulders.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:30 AM   #1662
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[quote=FinanceDude;813462][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
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I didn't bother weighing myself as I fell of the wagon big time when we moved. I think I have gained slightly as my clothes are definitely tighter. However I jumped back on the wagon this week, I have started a half marathon training program so at least that will ensure I get in some cardio 4 days a week. I have also joined a weight loss club on Meet-Up as well as a Monday night hiking group and a Tennis group.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #1664
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:33 PM   #1665
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Still 131#.

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

Hanging in there!
Uggh...132#.

I am indeed starting to believe this is muscle gain (maybe not all of it, but a good portion of it). My legs are looking much more toned, as well as my arms. I've been lifting I think 5 or 6 wks now and pushing it pretty hard. My shape is changing, for the good, and my waist/hip/thigh measurements are all very similar to what they were when I weighed between 127-130#.

I'd rather be stronger and a little heavier any day. Strength training becomes even more important as we age...I think we lose something like 8% of muscle mass per decade from age 40 on. So I'm fighting that statistic!

I am going on a cruise next week so my weight gain after that, sadly, I'm sure will all be due to fat (I love carnival's melting chocolate cake waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much!).
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Uggh...132#.

I am indeed starting to believe this is muscle gain (maybe not all of it, but a good portion of it). My legs are looking much more toned, as well as my arms. I've been lifting I think 5 or 6 wks now and pushing it pretty hard. My shape is changing, for the good, and my waist/hip/thigh measurements are all very similar to what they were when I weighed between 127-130#.

I'd rather be stronger and a little heavier any day. Strength training becomes even more important as we age...I think we lose something like 8% of muscle mass per decade from age 40 on. So I'm fighting that statistic!

I am going on a cruise next week so my weight gain after that, sadly, I'm sure will all be due to fat (I love carnival's melting chocolate cake waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much!).
I see some laps in the pool on your horizon..........
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #1667
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:02 PM   #1668
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:53 PM   #1669
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135.5#, not hungry but not indulging either this week. 's'OK. Anything's better than my all-time high of 141#, with sore arches.

Aaron, woo-hoo! Are you doing eating contests on your 30-minute break?

SimpleGirl--glad you're seeing results from your workouts. Muscle weighs more than phat, and besides, too skinny = eventual osteoporosis, right?

Freebird...maybe some muscle gain there, too, eh?

Mouse...sounds like an ambitious program. Makes me ache just to contemplate it all. If you've got the energy to do all that, you probably don't need a scale :grin:

Ronstar, Finance, great progress...Kronk, I have struggled with chronic pain, so know it takes determination just to get your sore body moving let alone lift weights. You certainly aren't a quitter.
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Freebird...maybe some muscle gain there, too, eh?
Hmmm...I didn't think of it that way. Sold!
My exercise bike and barbell adventure didn't last very long. But I have stated for the record that I hate exercise, the kind that is brainless and repetitive.
Gimme a 4 prong garden cultivator and some weeds and a warm day and I'll sweat off some water weight. That kind of exercise I enjoy. And yes, it is aerobic once I get on a roll. It is also a very good muscle and stamina building activity. The bending and standing up and bending and...is very good overall body movement for flexibility.
My jeans are feeling a bit looser. The scale reading is secondary.
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Aaron, woo-hoo! Are you doing eating contests on your 30-minute break?
I'm sleeping less and snacking more on my days off. Also, on days I work, I leave work at 5am. I used to have a small bowl of oatmeal or nothing at all before going to sleep. Now I stop and get some kind of breakfast sandwich meal at a fast food place every day I work. I've also made a couple late night runs to McD's for a double quarter pounder meal. I started eating ice cream.
I've starting lifting weights but nothing intense. I doubt any of my 5# gain was muscle. It's tough to get back into it. I do manual labor for 12 hours at work so the last thing I want to do when I get home is lift more. In fact I had planned to lift today but i'm so sore I'm going to skip it. I think the reduced sleep is negatively impacting my recovery from work.
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Aaron are you getting enough protein after you lift, because if you are doing so much manual work I would imagine you would need quite a bit.
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Aaron are you getting enough protein after you lift, because if you are doing so much manual work I would imagine you would need quite a bit.
Probably not. I don't think i'll be able to get enough just from eating food. I'll have to start getting a protein supplement. I think I should be getting at least 160 gms of protein per day(1gm for each pound of body weight) and I doubt i'm getting that more than a couple times a week, if that often.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:16 PM   #1675
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I'm afraid the 4 weeks vacation (3 of them in England) were very bad news weight-wise, but I had a great time. Back to w*rk in the morning, and I'm going to have to make a serious attempt to lose ~10lbs
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Probably not. I don't think i'll be able to get enough just from eating food. I'll have to start getting a protein supplement. I think I should be getting at least 160 gms of protein per day(1gm for each pound of body weight) and I doubt i'm getting that more than a couple times a week, if that often.
Have you tried protein shakes as they are a quick and easy way to get your protein.

My schedule sounds a bit ambitious but part of the reason I am throwing myself out there is we moved 8 weeks ago and I have no mates to hang out with. So I signed up for a bunch of activities on Meetup.com in an endeavour to find some friends. I know usually you have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince so in a month's time I will probably decide which activities offer me what I am after and drop out of the rest.
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Probably not. I don't think i'll be able to get enough just from eating food. I'll have to start getting a protein supplement. I think I should be getting at least 160 gms of protein per day(1gm for each pound of body weight) and I doubt i'm getting that more than a couple times a week, if that often.
I think you're overshooting the mark on that. As I understand it, the body can only process so much protein per day, and above that is just converted to fat or excreted. But then you're probably better off doing your own research, since I really don't know what I'm talking about.
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I think you're overshooting the mark on that. As I understand it, the body can only process so much protein per day, and above that is just converted to fat or excreted. But then you're probably better off doing your own research, since I really don't know what I'm talking about.
Yeah, I think the "1gm of protein for each pound of body weight" is just for serious weightlifters. If I can get .6gms/pound of body weight that should be sufficient.
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I think you're overshooting the mark on that. As I understand it, the body can only process so much protein per day, and above that is just converted to fat or excreted. But then you're probably better off doing your own research, since I really don't know what I'm talking about.
I had never heard that, however think it makes a lot of sense. A couple of years back I started drinking protein shakes for breakfast every morning. They did the trick and kept me full, however I do feel like they gave me a fat coat all over my body that I have struggled to shed. At that time I was not working out at all so I possibly over-proteined myself.
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