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Old 05-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #1681
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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.
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Aaron, not to sound like your Mom or anything, but the diet you're describing has lots of the artery-clogging types of fat. Probably not a big worry now, since you are young and physically active...but not the way to go for long-term weight maintenance.

On your days off, maybe you could stop at the library and check the on-line catalog for books on "active nutrition" or "nutrition for active people." I realize you don't have lots of time to prepare healthy meals for yourself, but it wouldn't hurt to read up on the subject in the interest of long-term health.
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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%
5/20: 198.8 17.2%

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Old 05-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #1687
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:54 AM   #1688
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By golly, I am here to report in again! That free LoseIt! application on my iPod touch is really cool for tracking my exercise, calories and weight! I have lost 8 lbs since I started tracking again.

Today, 160 lbs. I forgot to diet for too many months, and now I've got to lose at least another 10 lbs. Turns out beer isn't such a great weight loss secret after all. sigh. Glad to see that the rest of you have been keeping the momentum going!

But I'm still hooping one night a week, going to the trainer 2x week, and pole dancing 2x week. Looking for a new exercise kick once this round of pole dancing is over. I've been doing it a year now, and while I like it a lot, I think it is time for something new.

Anyone try Zumba? Krav Maga? Roller Derby? I'm up for ideas. It just has to be kinda weird, something you can get better at with practice, and burn calories!

Good luck over the Memorial Weekend, y'all!
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Lots of moves in the right direction. I've managed to lose a bit the past week, with a few long days on the treadmill. Seeing the horrible number on the scales last week was all the motivation I needed. I hit a number I never thought would be featured when you talked about my weight.

Sarah, can't help you out as I have seen some of those classes advertised but never managed to get off my butt and go to any of them.

Once I get my Iphone I will have to add that application to my phone so I can have my numbers on hand at all times.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #1691
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:26 PM   #1692
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Good start to getting rid of the holiday pounds but it is very hard Apart from the usual issues of training the old body to eat a normal diet I have the frustrations of going back to work after a month away.
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Looking for a new exercise kick once this round of pole dancing is over. I've been doing it a year now, and while I like it a lot, I think it is time for something new.

Anyone try Zumba? Krav Maga? Roller Derby? I'm up for ideas. It just has to be kinda weird, something you can get better at with practice, and burn calories!


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Looking for a new exercise kick once this round of pole dancing is over. I've been doing it a year now, and while I like it a lot, I think it is time for something new.

Anyone try Zumba? Krav Maga? Roller Derby? I'm up for ideas. It just has to be kinda weird, something you can get better at with practice, and burn calories!
My friend's wife started boxing at a boxing gym and she loves it. and its a great calorie burner
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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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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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5-20-2009 197 19.5% fat

I'm not entirely sure I trust the fat percentage on my scale, but you can see my muscles a bit more and I've actually gotta wear my pants up on my waist with the belt all the way tight because wearing them on my hips like I usually do has the potential for slipping. o.o
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I don't trust the body fat on the scales. When I was working out with the trainer the body fat she measured was about 5% less than what showed on the scales. Even when I was losing the body fat it never showed up on the scales.
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I don't trust the body fat on the scales. When I was working out with the trainer the body fat she measured was about 5% less than what showed on the scales. Even when I was losing the body fat it never showed up on the scales.
5% less than on the scale? Sure your trainer wasn't just trying to play mind games with ya?

The important thing is to have clean feet when you use the scale. If my feet are dirty it reads 5% higher than if I just stepped out of the shower and dried off.
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No the trainer had not motivation to give a wrong reading. If anything she would have tried to give a higher number so it would appear that I was losing lots. However, you could tell from clothing that the areas they were saying were losing fat were truly doing so.
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Thanks for the great ideas, y'all! I can't sing...but I might like boxing! Any other ideas--I'm interested!

Dangermouse, read back some of my stuff in the beginning of this thread about the bodyfat percentages. Those scales and biometric impedance devices are not accurate, but can be useful if used for a comparison to an earlier reading on the same device.

If you really want to know your BF percentage, you are going to need a very skilled person with professional calipers do the skin test, or what I did, which was go to a BodPod or place where you can do the water displacement test.
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Thanks for the great ideas, y'all! I can't sing...but I might like boxing! Any other ideas--I'm interested!
I've not tried Zumba, but I have heard it is a ton of fun. I am hooked on something called Dance Trance, and I can't believe it but you actually have a studio in the Charleston area: DanceTrance Summerville

I'm so hooked on it that I'm thinking of becoming an instructor in my area (no classes where I live, but I've taken them when I visit Birmingham and Sarasota).

If you try it out, let me know what you think!
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