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Old 08-19-2009, 08:51 PM   #1921
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Woo-hoo! Anyone else notice the weight drop yet?

I've been getting lots of comments at work. We are going to see friends in a few weeks that haven't seen me in a year or two...that's gonna be fun!
- no, I don't believe anyone has noticed my weight loss - it is a mere 5% of my total and certainly hasn't caused me to change my trousers size or anything. It was different back in 2002 when I lost 40lbs (19%) in 6 months and dropped down 2 sizes.

On the other hand, you have lost 10% which has got to be noticeable and draw some comments.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:41 PM   #1922
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- no, I don't believe anyone has noticed my weight loss - it is a mere 5% of my total and certainly hasn't caused me to change my trousers size or anything. It was different back in 2002 when I lost 40lbs (19%) in 6 months and dropped down 2 sizes.

On the other hand, you have lost 10% which has got to be noticeable and draw some comments.
Ah, I didn't think of it that way, but I guess you are right. I just did the math, and DH has lost 10%, too (he's down 17#). We both look really different and want to keep it that way! And, our old shorts are falling off of us...what a trip!
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #1923
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Ah, I didn't think of it that way, but I guess you are right. I just did the math, and DH has lost 10%, too (he's down 17#). We both look really different and want to keep it that way! And, our old shorts are falling off of us...what a trip!
That is great. Now, I normally hate shopping, but I confess that when I went shopping for clothes after I'd lost a load of weight I quite enjoyed it, strutting my stuff in the changing rooms etc


I also followed the advice I read somewhere and donated all my old clothes to complete that statement that I wasn't going back to how I'd been.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:02 AM   #1924
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Alan...great job this week. You are doing well!
Simple Girl...well girl, you are just AWESOME! I remember in 2007, before my fall, visiting family, friends, and my co-workers my 55lbs loss. Gotta love those visits!

Yes, the San Diego bike ride at midnight was really fun. They have another ride in two weeks called BIKE THE BAY which takes the riders over Coronado Bay Bridge in San Diego. Cant make that one, but it is rumored to be fun!

The ride tonite with my women's cycling group around Puddingstone Lake was quite scenic and a wonderful way to end the day. Looks like I will be riding with them again bright and early Sunday morning. Sure hope all this cycling shows some results soon!

Have a great week everyone!
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:45 AM   #1925
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #1926
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Good time for me to jump in here, since I'm losing weight from my recent surgery. I'll take it any way I can get it.

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:50 AM   #1927
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Nice to dip to my lowest ever before going away for a party weekend with friends. I will be indulging in some yummy food and drinks, for sure!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:12 AM   #1931
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7/01/09: 177.5 lbs
7/15/09: 177.0 lbs
8/05/09: 178.0 lbs
8/12/09: 177.0 lbs........18 cycling miles, 737 calories burned
8/18/09: 176.5 lbs........48 cycling miles, 1980 calories burned
8/26/09: 175.0 lbs........44 cycling miles, 2288 calories burned

I can finally report some forward moving progress. My stated goal is still out of reach, but at least I am on track! Just need to move the goal posts (hey, its football season now, gotta plug it where I can)

Purchasing a new, lighter, efficient road bike, setting my cycling goals to 3 days a week, and joining that women's cycling group is keeping me motivated and producing some results. DH was right, I have the nutrition down pat, just needed to up the exercise.

I am rocking now!

2010 is bringing many reasons to trim down: I will be a first time grandmother in January, and first time mother-of-the-bride in the Fall. That means lots of pictures and energy required! New reasons to meet my goals! Downside: Wallet is going to get beat up badly next year!

Have a good week everyone!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:16 AM   #1932
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8/26: 118#

Nice to dip to my lowest ever before going away for a party weekend with friends. I will be indulging in some yummy food and drinks, for sure!
SG...you SO rock. You inspire me! And, you SO deserve your party weekend. Have fun.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:56 PM   #1933
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SG...you SO rock. You inspire me! And, you SO deserve your party weekend. Have fun.
Awwh, thank you! I see you have kicked it up a notch yourself - whoop, whoop!

I'll make a toast to the Wednesday Weigh In group with a tasty margarita (or two) this weekend! I'm gonna have to go easy though, b/c I haven't adjusted to drinking at my new weight yet...DH loves to pour me strong drinks!
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Thanks SG...I bet your DH loves to pour you strong drinks...tee hee
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Thanks SG...I bet your DH loves to pour you strong drinks...tee hee
Tee-hee! I have to keep my eye on him, he's devious!
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:26 PM   #1936
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Curses!! Spent a long weekend away and even though I exercised 'til I dropped with over 5 hrs of tennis I obviously over indulged in eating and drinking.

SG, you really are on a roll, great work again. Enjoy your weekend. I can't imagine what your DH is up to, pouring you strong drinks
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:32 PM   #1937
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GOAL: 20 lbs by September 15 (6.6 lbs/month)

6/15/09: 179.0 lbs
7/01/09: 177.5 lbs
7/15/09: 177.0 lbs
8/05/09: 178.0 lbs
8/12/09: 177.0 lbs........18 cycling miles, 737 calories burned
8/18/09: 176.5 lbs........48 cycling miles, 1980 calories burned
8/26/09: 175.0 lbs........44 cycling miles, 2288 calories burned

I can finally report some forward moving progress. My stated goal is still out of reach, but at least I am on track! Just need to move the goal posts (hey, its football season now, gotta plug it where I can)

Purchasing a new, lighter, efficient road bike, setting my cycling goals to 3 days a week, and joining that women's cycling group is keeping me motivated and producing some results. DH was right, I have the nutrition down pat, just needed to up the exercise.

I am rocking now!

2010 is bringing many reasons to trim down: I will be a first time grandmother in January, and first time mother-of-the-bride in the Fall. That means lots of pictures and energy required! New reasons to meet my goals! Downside: Wallet is going to get beat up badly next year!

Have a good week everyone!
Nice going with the weight. Do let us know how well you like your new wheels. I'd definitely like to get a new bike in a year or 2 once we 'up' the amount of riding we do in retirement.
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Whoo, I'm back. I had my physical last week and had lost 4 pounds (from June, 2009).

So I'm now at 249 lbs, down from my all-time high of 258 last summer.

Short-term goal: 10 lbs by Christmas 2009 (239 lbs)
Medium-range goal: 40 lbs by Christmas 2010 (209 lbs)
Long-term goal: Target weight by January 31, 2012 (170 lbs)

But I will give myself some strokes: Got my lab results back from my physical and my cholesterol is lookin' good: total is 176, HDL is 65, Triglycerides are 55 and LDL is 100. My doc was pleased, especially considering my weight and family history. Me, too!

Working on portion control right now, with some success. I'm reminding myself to eat so I'm no longer hungry, not to eat until I'm full. Seems to be helping!
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Whoo, I'm back. I had my physical last week and had lost 4 pounds (from June, 2009).

So I'm now at 249 lbs, down from my all-time high of 258 last summer.

Short-term goal: 10 lbs by Christmas 2009 (239 lbs)
Medium-range goal: 40 lbs by Christmas 2010 (209 lbs)
Long-term goal: Target weight by January 31, 2012 (170 lbs)

But I will give myself some strokes: Got my lab results back from my physical and my cholesterol is lookin' good: total is 176, HDL is 65, Triglycerides are 55 and LDL is 100. My doc was pleased, especially considering my weight and family history. Me, too!

Working on portion control right now, with some success. I'm reminding myself to eat so I'm no longer hungry, not to eat until I'm full. Seems to be helping!
Welcome back Looking forward to seeing your ongoing progress
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:58 PM   #1940
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Curses!! Spent a long weekend away and even though I exercised 'til I dropped with over 5 hrs of tennis I obviously over indulged in eating and drinking.
Hang in there! I'm proud of you for posting despite the weight gain. We both know how hard that is to do, yet how important it is to keeping on track.

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Whoo, I'm back.

Working on portion control right now, with some success. I'm reminding myself to eat so I'm no longer hungry, not to eat until I'm full. Seems to be helping!
Welcome back Urchina! You are definitely on the right track with the portion control. It is key. Some things that have really helped me are: knowing how many calories I can have at each meal; planning my week out in advance (as best I can); making sure I don't go more than 4-5 hours at a time between meals (I eat a snack late afternoon and a small dessert a bit after dinner); sticking to a higher protein/low carb ratio of eating (super helpful!); using calorie controlled snacks (ie. 100-150 cal snack packs) and keeping them at work so I can snack before I go to the gym.

Not that you really asked for advice, but I guess I'm in blabber mouth mode tonight. DH has been traveling a lot lately, and it's getting so bad I am talking to myself and the cat after work when I am home alone!
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