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Old 07-17-2009, 06:50 AM   #1861
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Yet another minor fluctuation week. Still working on strength, not as concerned about the weight. Yesterday was the same weight but a lower fat percentage. Today was 201 with a 17.0% reading (high water retention). Not sure if today's reading was high from yesterday's sushi or Dairy Queen...
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I'm confused b/c I am so stunned at this reading. ![/quote]

I dunno what you're doing, but if you could bottle it you could make a bazillion dollars...What a great feeling it must be. I'm proud of you
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I dunno what you're doing, but if you could bottle it you could make a bazillion dollars...What a great feeling it must be. I'm proud of you
Thank you both so much! It definitely feels pretty darned incredible.

Well, someone did already bottle it, I'm just following the plan! We signed up to follow a diet plan designed by a pretty famous nutritionist (Joy Bauer, from the TODAY show). We've been pretty darned religious following it.

Also, as I was saying earlier, I've been working out like a crazy woman. In addition to my regular job, I am now teaching a dance fitness class at the local Y 2 nights a week. It's 1.5 hours long each night, and I'm pretty exhausted afterwards, but happy! It's a blast. I also have to practice my routines on the weekend, so there is extra dancing (and calories burned) there.

I was also lifting weights 3 days a week up until we went on vacation a few weeks ago. I had to stop when I got back due to work committments and feeling too tired (gee, I wonder why). So, some of my recent weight loss may be muscle due to not lifting for 2 weeks now.

I'm hoping to really turn this into a lifestyle diet we can follow. So far, so good...but I know maintaining the loss is the real challenge.
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I'm hoping to really turn this into a lifestyle diet we can follow. So far, so good...but I know maintaining the loss is the real challenge.
Now that is the trick to maintaining your great achievement. I weighed in below my target weight this morning at 174.5. I've hit my target at 175 this last 2 weeks, but never on a Wednesday

You inspire us all, keep up the good work.
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Keeping it off, so far....
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Every week I have an excuse. This week is that my hydration level is all wacky from not eating normally due to wisdom teeth being extracted.

I might be at about the point to take weight loss seriously again...
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Every week I have an excuse. This week is that my hydration level is all wacky from not eating normally due to wisdom teeth being extracted.

I might be at about the point to take weight loss seriously again...
Kronk, We're all rooting for you


3/4 177.5
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6/17 179.5
6/24 178.5
7/1 177.5
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7/22 175

Highest was 210lb (2002)
6' 1" Target range 170 - 175

Now for the tricky part, let's hope I can do as well as SG who is now well into "maintenance mode".

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Keeping it off, so far....
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Every week I have an excuse. This week is that my hydration level is all wacky from not eating normally due to wisdom teeth being extracted.

I might be at about the point to take weight loss seriously again...
I had to get to that point, too. You definitely have to be mentally ready to go at it 100% (no drinking or eating out for weeks on end is NOT easy!) I am sure once you set your mind to it, you will be in attack the fat mode!

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Now for the tricky part, let's hope I can do as well as SG who is now well into "maintenance mode".
Yippee!!

Welcome to maintenance mode!
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You guys aren't going to believe this...I don't really myself...

7/29: 120#!!!




I have now way surpassed my goal. I do think this is an outlier and water loss related to dancing 1.5 hrs last night. However, I was 122 for 4 or 5 days, then 121# yesterday. I would guess my real weight is 121.

This diet combined with my high intensity dancing is kicking my butt!

My dance class was taped to be on t.v. last night...very exciting and nerve wracking, but fun! Hopefully, I won't be shown making stupid workout faces, LOL.
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Finally making a bit of progress. It helped that I didn't go to the Cheesecake Factory this weekend like I did last weekend. Exercising is on track. I'm not making too many changes to the diet. Just trying to avoid having that one bad day that sets my entire week back. And thanks for the well-wishes! I'm feeling like I'm in pretty good shape -- P90x upper body lifting routines 3x/week plus martial arts 4x/week.

Congrats, simple girl! Nice big loss. Not sure if any of the following is fuzzy science or real, but this talks about sudden weight loss: Of Whooshes and Squishy Fat | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

Ron, that's a nice, steady weight loss you've got going there. Just a couple of aberrant data points.
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7/29: 120#!!!



That is absolutely great - well done indeed

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Good work, now try and hang onto your new weight ready for the push towards the last 4 lbs

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Finally making a bit of progress. It helped that I didn't go to the Cheesecake Factory this weekend like I did last weekend. Exercising is on track. I'm not making too many changes to the diet. Just trying to avoid having that one bad day that sets my entire week back. And thanks for the well-wishes! I'm feeling like I'm in pretty good shape -- P90x upper body lifting routines 3x/week plus martial arts 4x/week.
The Cheesecake Factory!! I think you should dangle that temptation as a reward for making your goal


As for me- I managed to hang onto my new low weight from the previous week, but best of all was my annual physical. Everything in spec, and when the Doc reviewed my EKG he looked back at the last couple of years and said my resting heart rate just keeps on going down and what am I doing to achieve this? (It was 39 bpm). I also had my bp taken by the Nurse 98/55 and later by the Doc 110/60 so all my recent concerns about high bp has more to do with the inacccuracies of the machines at work than any actual problem.

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Congrats, simple girl! Nice big loss. Not sure if any of the following is fuzzy science or real, but this talks about sudden weight loss: Of Whooshes and Squishy Fat | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald
That was an interesting read. If true, it could help explain how I can suddenly lose 3# in one week. One thing about this diet I am on...it forced me to kick my salt habit. I admit it, I'm a saltaholic. Everything had salt poured on it. The diet required me to give up salt and all artificial sweeteners for the first few weeks. I occasionally still have artificial sweetener in my tea, but I have kept the new habit of not adding salt to my food. It was really rough at first, and I still have cravings, but it's much better. I think this is helping me not retain water as much. One thing I do notice, though, is that after I lift weights my weight might go up a pound or so for a few days. I believe it is due to inflammation in the muscles causing a temporary increased retention of water. You certainly don't gain muscle mass that quick.

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As for me- I managed to hang onto my new low weight from the previous week, but best of all was my annual physical. Everything in spec, and when the Doc reviewed my EKG he looked back at the last couple of years and said my resting heart rate just keeps on going down and what am I doing to achieve this? (It was 39 bpm). I also had my bp taken by the Nurse 98/55 and later by the Doc 110/60 so all my recent concerns about high bp has more to do with the inacccuracies of the machines at work than any actual problem.
This is great news! Wow! I'm so glad the BP is under control. Congratulations!!!
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Wow, popular thread.

I'm 168 lbs. Fat content 19%. Not bad but not great by conventional standards. Too bad 8 year ago, I was 140 lbs, resting heart rate of 34, and a body fat content of 6% and could ride an average speed of 12 MPH up Monitor Pass. Hence the name BunsGettingFirm. I was in such great shape, so whatever shape I'm in now, I feel like a fat ass.
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Wow, popular thread.

I'm 168 lbs. Fat content 19%. Not bad but not great by conventional standards. Too bad 8 year ago, I was 140 lbs, resting heart rate of 34, and a body fat content of 6% and could ride an average speed of 12 MPH up Monitor Pass. Hence the name BunsGettingFirm. I was in such great shape, so whatever shape I'm in now, I feel like a fat ass.
Welcome to the support group within the support group

That's a fantastic fitness level you used to have, hopefully you've decided to reverse some of the past 8 years.

I look forward to seeing your posts each week.
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