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Old 02-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #161
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i'm down 3 pounds but my hair is still grey. i'm taking it for granted that once i reach my desired weight my hair will darken and the crows feet laugh lines will disappear from alongside my eyes. any other improvements will probably require surgery.
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Re: It's Wednesday weigh ins!
Old 02-16-2007, 03:41 PM   #162
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Ha: My father had 8 children. 4 boys and 4 girls.

My youngest brother is 6'7, other one 6'5, and two of us 6'6.
My dad (the logger) was 6'4.

Don't know about your theory, but I know that even though my father had his hands full providing the basic essentials, my sisters when they started dating, were treated with great respect.
Wow. This little 6'2" guy will keep that in mind and watch his tongue! I have no idea what height any of my friends are who are shorter than me, since most are, but every one that is taller I know their exact height, because I always commented "Wow! How tall are you?". I'm not too unhappy with my height, except that some compact cars are uncomfortable.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:21 AM   #163
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Wow. This little 6'2" guy will keep that in mind and watch his tongue! I have no idea what height any of my friends are who are shorter than me, since most are, but every one that is taller I know their exact height, because I always commented "Wow! How tall are you?". I'm not too unhappy with my height, except that some compact cars are uncomfortable.
Boy, can I relate to that. At 6'2" I'm not in the habit of looking up at too many folks. And I drive a Dodge Ram 1500 because I need the room. But maybe that will change.

Another good week for me. Down 5 lbs! Tipped the scales at 330 this morning. The workouts are feeling great, and I'm at week five. A couple more weeks and they will have become habit. (Everybody says it takes 6 weeks to get a habit to set. I'm allowing a couple extra 'cause I'm thick headed.) Soon I'll be able to use the digital scale with the body fat readout. That stops at 330, so I'm waiting another week or two to cover any discrepancy between the two scales.

Looking forward to a good week for everyone. Hang in there folks. Remember, y'all had a lot less to lose than me, so it's going take a little more time.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:26 AM   #164
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Ah, it's a plateau week for me - still 131. However, I see more muscle development, so I'm holding on to that as my theory for not losing this week.

Not to mention the fact that we had company this past weekend and ate out. Yikes!

Great job to everyone else!!

Still at 131. That's 2 weeks in a row with no weight loss Oh well, gotta just keep at it.
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48, 6', 200.5# after the holiday splurge and way too much business travel. My start date is 1/14/07. I live in a house with 3 skinny females that keep the cupboards full of fat and sugar. Nothing like a challenge. I'll weigh in next week.
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1/24/07 194.5#. Yeah :P
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1/31/07 191.5#
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2/07/07 189# (3 day splurge in the Yucatan but worth it; next 10# are the tough ones for me)
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2/14/07 185.5# (caught a bug from DD so 3 days sick in bed; not a fun way to loose weight)
2/21/07 182.5#
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:43 AM   #166
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Some issues at home kept me from concentrating this past week...but... I didn't gain so that's good.

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:50 AM   #167
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Still at 131. That's 2 weeks in a row with no weight loss Oh well, gotta just keep at it.
You're probably building denser muscle while losing fat, so you might not lose for a month or two. Depending on your workouts you could even gain weight.

Switch to a measuring tape for a while. It's a lot more satisfying...
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:20 AM   #168
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You're probably building denser muscle while losing fat, so you might not lose for a month or two. Depending on your workouts you could even gain weight.

Switch to a measuring tape for a while. It's a lot more satisfying...
Great idea. My pants are fitting better so I'm sure you are right.

I also was thinking of maybe purchasing calipers for measuring body fat%. Anyone else try this?

Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:26 AM   #169
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5'10 195# - Actually gained 1 lb this week. I think mostly because I've been able to start weight lifting again (very lite, because of shoulder).

I feel great and pants fit better. DW is kicking butt. She's down to #129.5.

Anyway, a good week for us.

Good luck everyone.
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Plateaued again..........231............ :P

Maybe all that visceral fat is turning to muscle, which is denser than fat. Well.........that's my story, and I'm sticking to it............
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:55 AM   #171
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Just one pound lighter, at 171. But I've been up and down this past week.
We had to take the weekend off from the gym--totally overdid the legs with the trainer (a lot of lunges, too) on Thursday and thought on Friday that it would help loosen them up if I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 on the rowing machine--um, that would be a NO! I basically staggered around all weekend, dying! Started back Tuesday, but had CHOCOLATE CAKE last night for a friend's 40th birthday :P but boy was it good!

So back to starving and going to the gym every day!
I keep waffling on a new digital scale, but I do use the measuring tape each week--I see changes there even when I don't on the scale.

I bought some new workout clothes and I feel really self conscious about wearing stuff that fits instead of being all baggy. It's not like I'm wearing lycra stretch or anything! But I've gone from a size 18 to 12, and I feel weird wearing anything that fits close. Maybe I'll get over this soon.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:24 AM   #172
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Just one pound lighter, at 171. But I've been up and down this past week.
We had to take the weekend off from the gym--totally overdid the legs with the trainer (a lot of lunges, too) on Thursday and thought on Friday that it would help loosen them up if I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 on the rowing machine--um, that would be a NO! I basically staggered around all weekend, dying! Started back Tuesday, but had CHOCOLATE CAKE last night for a friend's 40th birthday :P but boy was it good!

So back to starving and going to the gym every day!
I keep waffling on a new digital scale, but I do use the measuring tape each week--I see changes there even when I don't on the scale.

I bought some new workout clothes and I feel really self conscious about wearing stuff that fits instead of being all baggy. It's not like I'm wearing lycra stretch or anything! But I've gone from a size 18 to 12, and I feel weird wearing anything that fits close. Maybe I'll get over this soon.
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I'm at 198.8 today. I have started weighing myself same time, same place, same scale, same time of day, same clothing, and am Excel charting myself. The upper left corner of my chart is 200# and the first day of my weight tracking, the lower right corner is 175# and the week before my 20 year high school reunion ;-).
I'm at 196.8 today. I was at 196.0 two days ago but I know that the vagaries of my digital scale and my digestive tract can account for a pound or two either way. Long term trend (if you can call a week long term) is down and to the right.

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Old 02-22-2007, 08:43 PM   #174
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I forgot that it was Wednesday weigh-in yesterday and did not weigh myself. It was probably my subconscious, since I gained 2 lbs and no, mine is not muscle, since I have not been exercising and I went out to eat 3 times this week. Gotta try harder next week!
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48, 6', 200.5# after the holiday splurge and way too much business travel. My start date is 1/14/07. I live in a house with 3 skinny females that keep the cupboards full of fat and sugar. Nothing like a challenge. I'll weigh in next week.
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2/07/07 189# (3 day splurge in the Yucatan but worth it; next 10# are the tough ones for me)
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2/14/07 185.5# (caught a bug from DD so 3 days sick in bed; not a fun way to loose weight)
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2/21/07 182.5#
2/28/07 180.5#

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:50 AM   #176
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Down 1.5 over last week ... back on track somewhat
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I'm at 196.8 today.
199.4 today. Stressful week -> eating too much -> gained weight.

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One more pound-- 170 today! Yeah! It is amazing now to think that we at 204 lbs in the fall. DH has hit a plateau at 174 for the past 2 weeks. Not happy.

Getting a book from the library tonight called Recipes for 1200 calories a day or something like that...I'll let you know if it is any good. I'm looking at the Amer. Heart Assn cookbook, too--there are some tasty sounding dishes in there I will try this week. Wish there was some magic brown-bagging program--I hate having to make stuff up to carry to work with me--and the boss is ALWAYS offering to buy lunch (and I have to turn him down)...sigh.

You are seriously getting on it, Targa Dave--that is 20 lbs since Jan 18th! Right ON!

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:18 AM   #179
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I like the way TargaDave does that running tally thing. Have to try to do that myself. How the heck do you folks get multiple quotes in the same post?

Edit: Found one way to do it. But I'm sure it's not the easiest. Cut and paste the quote from a "sacrificial" quote post, then delete the sacrifice.

Oh yeah, down 1 lb to 329. BUT also down another notch on the belt. Total is now 16 lbs. Promised myself new uniform pants at 300.

Edit: Looking back over the posts I feel even better. I really do need to track it like this. There were weeks I reported no loss or static which it turns out were not. Which just goes to prove that I can not remember from one week to the next. LOL, half the time I can't remember from one ROOM to the next.

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Down 3 lbs to 335lbs. Starting to look like 300 by 5/15 is possible.
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Still the same 338. No weight lost. But I did have to take my belt in a notch to keep my duty belt from sliding uncomfortably low.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:22 AM   #180
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I didn't lose any this week, but I also did not gain any this week. I started back walking yesterday and had a Grilled Chicken Salad for dinner last night. I hope to get another walk in tonight with DH.
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