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Old 06-10-2009, 07:02 AM   #1781
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6'0" Target 175lbs

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Old 06-10-2009, 07:18 AM   #1782
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130#!!!

Both DH and I have kept up the exercise and gone back to weighing and measuring our meals, no carbs at dinner time.

I planned out all of our meals for the week on Saturday and did our grocery shopping. It took a lot of up-front time, but having a plan for the week is really helping us stick to the diet. I'm so happy DH is on board with this...no more putting wings and beer in front of me...at least for a while, LOL.
129#, another one down!

I am very excited to be back down in the 120's. I feel so much better here.


5/27: 132 (post cruise)
6/3: 130
6/10: 129



So far, down 3# since we started this more strict diet 2 weeks ago. DH is down 4#. Gotta get in bathing suit shape for our trip to Sarasota over the 4th...having a goal really helps!
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #1783
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1/23/08: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
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7/30/08: 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%
4/01: 198.2 17.3%
5/06: 197.4 16.7%
5/13: 198.4 17.4%
5/20: 198.8 17.2%
5/27: 200.0 18.2%
6/03: 200.2 17.6%
6/10: 198.6 17.8%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%
Highest weight: 260 (May 2001)
Lowest weight: 190 (June 2007)

Again, mostly treading water -- at least as far as the scale is concerned. But I'm meeting my exercise goals and my upper body is beginning to feel stronger. I'm still concentrating on gaining strength, which is easier to do when you aren't on a caloric deficit. So I'm not dieting, I'm just trying to be aware of what I'm eating and choose from among my healthier options.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:54 AM   #1784
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4 Oct 2008 230 (Pre-retirement; All-time high)
28 Jan 2009 220
4 Feb 2009 220
11 Feb 2009 219.5
18 Feb 2009 219
25 Feb 2009 - Vacation
4 Mar 2009 - 219
11 Mar 2009 - 218.5
18 Mar 2009 - Vacation
25 Mar 2009 - 218.5
1 Apr 2009 - 217.5
8 Apr 2009 - 215
11 Apr 2009 - 211.5
22 Apr 2009 - 211.5
29 Apr 2009 - 211.5
6 May 2009 - 210
13 May 2009 - 209.5
20 May 2009 - 210
28 May 2009 - 209.5
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #1785
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180 Feb 25
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Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2009
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #1786
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Well done SG on losing those pounds. When you have little to lose it can be so much harder.

Seems like a lot of us are treading water, however it is better than gaining.

Well I continue to be a miracle of modern science. I've now been to bootcamp workout for 7 days and one would expect to perhaps see a weight loss. Some others in the class have already lost 4 lbs. However I continue to be a miracle of modern science and have gained a couple of lbs. I've been good with my diet, I have increased my calories to 1600-1800 and working hard so I'm truly puzzled. I don't believe it is muscle gain as my scales do not indicate any reduction in body fat. I am going to hang in there and hope over the next 2 weeks that suddenly my body wakes up and sheds something. The good news is I have found my butt again as my body is gaining some definition. I'm even thinking about signing up again next month but may cut to 4 days a week as by time I do my class and get home it's lunch time so not much else gets done.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:41 AM   #1787
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DangerMouse, from things I've been reading recently, your results so far are typical for your situation. Since you are eating more calories, you've got the weight of the partially digested food in your system, plus some added water weight due to that as well. So you could be losing fat even though you put on a couple of pounds

It's likely that you'll start seeing weight loss on the scale shortly, as long as you're burning more than those 1600-1800 calories per day.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:00 PM   #1788
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Dangermouse, you might try changing the number of calories you eat during the week so that you average 1600-1800 but vary it by as much as several hundred a day.
I generally try to keep to 1200 calories during the week, and then raise it up in the neighborhood of 1800-2000 on the weekends. That gives me a reasonable average, but might be tricking my metabolism by making changes daily. It has been described to me as just like changing the weights or exercises you do so your body doesn't become accustomed.

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Old 06-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #1789
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4/22/09: 153.5lbs 6.0% body fat
4/29/09: 156.0lbs 7.0% body fat
5/06/09: 156.5lbs 7.0% body fat
5/13/09: 158.5lbs 7.5% body fat
5/20/09: 159.5lbs 8.0% body fat
5/27/09: 160.0lbs 8.0% body fat
6/03/09: 159.5lbs 8.0% body fat
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #1790
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

3/4 – 177.5
3/11 – 176
3/18 – 178
3/25 – 177.5
4/1 – 176.5
4/8 - 178
4/15 – 177.5
4/22-5/6 – away
5/13 - 182
5/20 – 179.5 – 2.3 miles in 30 mins
5/27 – 179.5 – 2.6 miles in 30 mins avg HR 132 max 197

New short term target is to be running 3 miles in a 30 minute session and to lose 5lbs by end of June to get to 175.

6/3 - 178.5 2.94 miles in 30 mins avg HR 142 max 178
6/10 177.5 – 3.01 miles in 30 mins avg HR 136 max 157

4.5lbs off since returning from holiday so very pleased with the progress.

Didn't expect to get to my running target so quickly . Now if I can only get those last 2-3lbs off which was what I've been trying to do for months.

Congrats to all those making progress, particularly to SG this week for getting below 130
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:29 PM   #1791
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I don't believe it is muscle gain as my scales do not indicate any reduction in body fat.
I wouldn't trust what a scale says for body fat.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:35 PM   #1793
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4.5lbs off since returning from holiday so very pleased with the progress.

Didn't expect to get to my running target so quickly . Now if I can only get those last 2-3lbs off which was what I've been trying to do for months.
Congrats on the weight loss - very steady 1-2# per week - achieving consistent weight loss like that is a challenge!

Also congrats on the running target - that was indeed rather quick. That's gotta feel good.

Good luck with those last 2-3#...my nemesis, too!

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Congrats to all those making progress, particularly to SG this week for getting below 130
Thank you, thank you!!! Eating right and exercising and work is consuming my life right now. Whew! No wonder people have trouble losing weight.
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Also congrats on the running target - that was indeed rather quick. That's gotta feel good.

Good luck with those last 2-3#...my nemesis, too!
Even if I don't make those last 3# I won't care as long as I can maintain the running 3 miles at least twice a week - then I will be ecstatic as I believe fitness is much more important.
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5/27: 132 (post cruise)
6/3: 130
6/10: 129

So far, down 3# since we started this more strict diet 2 weeks ago. DH is down 4#. Gotta get in bathing suit shape for our trip to Sarasota over the 4th...having a goal really helps!
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126#

Holy cr*p! I lost 3# this past week! That is unheard of for me!

I have continued dieting and have been dancing more. Also, did a TON of walking the last 2 days at work.

I've lost an inch off of my waist and 3/4 inch off of my thighs and hips (each). And, for the first time I think ever, I can actually see the beginnings of a six pack on my abs.

I think all of that strength training I started a few months ago (and have been continuing) has really revved up my metabolism.

I wouldn't be surprised, though, if I lose nothing next week, b/c this 3# in one week just seems too good to be true (I jumped on the scale 3 times to be sure, though)...however, anything I lose from this point forward is gravy. I'm really happy at this weight.
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This is my last weigh in. I fail.

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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
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1/23/08: 196.8 17.1% body fat.
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7/30/08: 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%
4/01: 198.2 17.3%
5/06: 197.4 16.7%
5/13: 198.4 17.4%
5/20: 198.8 17.2%
5/27: 200.0 18.2%
6/03: 200.2 17.6%
6/10: 198.6 17.8%
6/17: 200.2 17.3%

Goal: 190.0 15.3%
Highest weight: 260 (May 2001)
Lowest weight: 190 (June 2007)

Okay, I backslid over the last few days. I was down in the 197 range a couple of days ago, but between ordering pizza and then our anniversary dinner, I bounced back up. Water percentage was unusually high today, so hopefully that'll go back down.

Training is still going well -- I'm doing P90x upper body routines 3x/week and martial arts 4x/week. Arm and torso strength is improving, so I'm making progress on my #1 goal (#2 goal is dropping fat).
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This is my last weigh in. I fail.

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2/11 185
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6/10 180
6/17 180
What I see is a consistent weight loss of 5 lbs over 4 months, and successfully maintaining that loss. Hang in there!
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