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Old 08-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #1881
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Hey Trombone Al...interesting thread. Heading out again to cycle tomorrow morning without any of these interesting methods. Will have to consider something soon. Hopefully, I dont get chased down again.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:27 PM   #1882
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:56 PM   #1883
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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.
Thanks for the encouragement. It's not the entire past 8 years. I was still doing great up to 2007 because I was going for my black belt much of that time. While not the mountain goat I once was, I was hovering around 13-15% body fat percentage from 1999 to 2007. Then in 2007, I got a new job and started the level 2 and 3 of the CFA exam which I now realize also stands for Create a Fat Ass exam.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:58 PM   #1884
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Then in 2007, I got a new job and started the level 2 and 3 of the CFA exam which I now realize also stands for Create a Fat Ass exam.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:12 AM   #1885
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7/22: 123
7/29: 120#!!!

8/5: 122

Well I think I can be pretty sure that 120# was an outlier now. We celebrated a little too much this weekend...had a few drinks and appetizers...it was fun...and worth it! Back on controlled eating starting Sunday. Maintenance is a continual battle!
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #1886
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1/23/08196.817.1%
7/30/08191.816.0%
11/12/08195.217.1%
12/03/08198.217.8%
1/07/09200.617.9%
2/04199.418.4%
3/04201.817.7%
4/01198.217.3%
5/06197.416.7%
5/13198.417.4%
5/20198.817.2%
5/27200.018.2%
6/03200.217.6%
6/10198.617.8%
6/17200.217.3%
6/24197.217.6%
7/01198.417.7%
7/08200.217.9%
7/15198.617.6%
7/22198.818.6%
7/29197.017.5%
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Goal190.015.3%
Highest260May 2001
Lowest190June 2007

Here's the weird thing... I haven't noticeably changed my eating habits nor my exercise routine. So I haven't figured out why I'm down a few pounds in the last month. Minor things? This weekend we ordered strombolis, and the last two nights we've had ice cream (Turkey Hill Graham Slam). Still doing martial arts 4x/week and lifting 3x/week, so that hasn't changed.

I weighed myself in the afternoon on Monday (something I rarely do). At that point I was 198.8 at 15.9% body fat. Guess the first-thing-in-the-morning dehydration makes my fat read higher than at other times.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:29 PM   #1887
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6/10 177.5
6/17 179.5
6/24 178.5
7/1 177.5
7/8 177
7/15 177
7/22 175
7/29 175
8/5 174.5

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

Wow, 3 weeks in a row, could this new weight really be true?

SG, don't worry about that 2lb kick back, just keep on doing what you've been doing.

Kronk, you may not understand it, but you've hit your lowest weight this year. Good going my man
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:10 PM   #1888
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Nice job guys, keep kickin' it! Alan, I do think the 3 weeks in a row means it's a true loss. You are now down a total of 7.5# Woo-hoo!
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Way to go everyone! Its good to see that people are eating ice cream, appetizers, etc, and still losing.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:24 AM   #1890
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Way to go everyone! Its good to see that people are eating ice cream, appetizers, etc, and still losing.
The diet I am following allows me to have a 150 cal "extra" every night (of course, calories are carefully watched throughout the day). My choice is 1/2 cup of ice cream (one that is 150 cal or less), every night. Yum, yum...our reward for being so good all day. And yes, I have been doing this every week (except week 1) I have been on this diet, and have been losing. So it is possible to have treats, if you manage it properly.
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This is my first post on this thread. I could have written one of the recent posts on this page. I'll just say current BMI is 28.8 and next goal is 26.6.
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This is my first post on this thread. I could have written one of the recent posts on this page. I'll just say current BMI is 28.8 and next goal is 26.6.

Edit, update, fast results: I'm down to a 27.8 BMI just by removing my clothes! So my clothes weigh 5.9 pounds, and all these years I've been subtracting only five pounds from the clinic weight.
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Edit, update, fast results: I'm down to a 27.8 BMI just by removing my clothes! So my clothes weigh 5.9 pounds, and all these years I've been subtracting only five pounds from the clinic weight.
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Ronstar, 12lb in the last few months - looks like you are well on course for your target - well done.
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This is my first post on this thread. I could have written one of the recent posts on this page. I'll just say current BMI is 28.8 and next goal is 26.6.
Welcome Cuppa Joe! This thread has been a great help to keeping me on track.
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:Ronstar, 12lb in the last few months - looks like you are well on course for your target - well done.
But I wasn't able to get the last few off by August 1 - so I extended the target date - that was simple. You've reached your goal and kept it off the last 3 weeks - now what?
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But I wasn't able to get the last few off by August 1 - so I extended the target date - that was simple. You've reached your goal and kept it off the last 3 weeks - now what?
Next I want to move to the low end of my target range - 170lb. Hanging around 175 is too near the top limit.

I have a "dream" number that I would to achieve and that is 168lb, but only because it represents 12 stone, a weight I used to be in my early 30's back in jolly 'ole England.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:50 PM   #1898
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6/15/09: 179.0 lbs
7/01/09: 177.5 lbs
7/15/09: 177.0 lbs
8/05/09: 178.0 lbs

Dang it, still slow start here. Still too wimpy to cycle in this summer heat and I havent backed it up with consistent treadmill time.

Got my new bike ('09 Fuji CCR3 Carbon Fiber) back from my fit shop yesterday. Wow, that bike flies compared to my Trek 7300 comfort step-thru!

I am encouraged by everyone here and have put a goal into action for the rest of this month to minimize my dining out and step up my calorie and fat burning activity.

Have a good week everyone!
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:53 PM   #1899
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Simple Girl, I eat Breyer's Fat Free Ice Cream after dinner most nites...that's something I save my calories for!
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Simple Girl, I eat Breyer's Fat Free Ice Cream after dinner most nites...that's something I save my calories for!
Well worth it! We eat the Blue Bunny no sugar added varieties. Yummy and a great reward for being good all day.
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