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Old 09-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #1961
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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
9/02/09: 175.0 lbs........75 cycling miles, 3250 calories burned
9/09/09: 177.0 lbs........54 cycling miles, 1628 calories burned

Monday's weight according to the trainer's scale showed zero gain/loss, however, lost 2 inches in the waist. I suspect with better eating choices and keeping up the cycling, I will have a better report next week. Unfortunately, I am hosting a large dinner party on Saturday...

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Old 09-09-2009, 03:14 PM   #1962
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[Stopped monitoring my weight, ate poorly, and (surprise!) gained back everything I'd lost and then some]
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OK, I'm jumping back on the wagon. I'm trying to make some diet adjustments that I can live with permanently. The first week went pretty well.

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Old 09-09-2009, 06:21 PM   #1963
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SG - that is a great way to deal with coming off vacations - your weight loss this past few weeks/ has been nothing short of spectacular. I'm sure having DH firmly on your side is helping also.

Kronk - When you decide to eat you really get into it but your weight is really stable so keep on trucking and inching that weight down.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #1964
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Wow Kronk, I want to go on YOUR vacations...how yummy is that? But, good for you that you enjoyed yourself and got right back on the routine wagon. Some people just give up! Hope you have a good week!
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Kronk - When you decide to eat you really get into it but your weight is really stable so keep on trucking and inching that weight down.
Heh. When we go on vacation to MIL's vacation house, we get junk food. We don't eat the stuff at other times. And then this past weekend when we were there, SIL was over and baked a whole bunch of stuff: the pound cake, brownies, chocolate tort, cheesecake. So that got added in as well. I really should avoid doing the whole junk food thing, but it just feels so good at the time. And, actually, after about 3-4 days of overindulging, it renews my desire to drop some weight, so it doesn't do any lasting harm.

Today I was the same weight as yesterday (196.2) and my fat percentage dropped a lot (17.1% today vs 18.1% yesterday). Obviously my fat didn't fluctuate that much, but it probably just means that my hydration levels have gotten back to normal.

Congrats to those making progress -- long term motivation is rough. And even those just maintaining weight (like me), motivation gets pretty rough as well.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:27 AM   #1966
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Exremely happy to be maintaining in the high teens/low 120's! I never dreamed that I could reach this weight again (high school weight). Can't wait to go back and see family over Thanksgiving to show off the new bod. That's motivation to stay on track! Last week I saw someone in dance class who hasn't seen me in probably over a year, and she raved that I looked "amazing", and then repeated it like 3 times!

OK, where else can I gloat so openly about losing weight and feeling so good? Love this thread and the people on it!
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #1968
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7/30/08191.816.0%
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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%
6/03200.217.6%
7/01198.417.7%
7/08200.217.9%
7/15198.617.6%
7/22198.817.6%
7/29197.017.5%
8/05195.217.0%
8/12196.617.5%
8/19195.817.5%
8/26195.817.2%
9/02195.217.2%
9/09196.218.1%
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Goal190.015.3%
Highest260May 2001
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Today's weigh-in came from out of nowhere. I've been 197-ish for the last week. Then today was 3-4 pounds under that. Weird. This is one of those days when I weigh light, but still feel a bit chubbily.

I'll probably bounce right back tomorrow, but maybe somehow I'll stay low.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:18 AM   #1969
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02/11/09: 275.0 lbs
[Stopped monitoring my weight, ate poorly, and (surprise!) gained back everything I'd lost and then some]
09/02/09: 289.8 lbs
09/07/09: 285.4 lbs
09/16/09: 282.2 lbs

DW's birthday was last night, and I thought the accompanying meal would blow this week's weigh-in. I was pleasantly surprised this morning.

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It's been a good week On Sunday I weighed in at 170.5 and just hoped I could hang onto it until today so I can brag about it here
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It's been a good week On Sunday I weighed in at 170.5 and just hoped I could hang onto it until today so I can brag about it here
Whoop, whoop! Glad to see you have hit a new low point, 10.5# down total!
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Whoop, whoop! Glad to see you have hit a new low point, 10.5# down total!
Well, with you leading the way and showing us all what can be achieved I just had to make that extra effort.

Your short term goal of keeping your new weight to show off at Thanksgiving is a great idea.
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As y'all know I dropped out of the thread early this summer. The reason was frustration due to my weight continually yo-yoing, and inability to reach my goal. Well, nothing has changed much, still in the obese range, and I'm really having a lot of trouble. If I get crazy and eat nothing but salad for a couple of weeks I can lose some weight, but as soon as I eat like a non-rabbit I gain again.

I've also been having a lot of trouble with my blood sugar recently. I'm Type II, and monitor it fairly closely. I think I've found part of the problem. I got started on a Zocor (statin) med a while back, and since then my blood sugar numbers have increased by about 25%. I asked my doctor about it and she said they weren't related. I read the side effects of simvastatin, nothing about blood sugar. So I was just assuming my condition was getting worse and I'd probably end up on a diabetes drug next trip to the doc.

But recently I was googling some more and have found tons of people seeing the same symptoms. It's fairly widely accepted as true in the non-medical realm. For example, I found this on a diabetes blog:

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Simvastatin is Zocor. What this small but interesting study found was that "Simvastatin significantly improved endothelium-dependent dilation, but reduced adiponectin levels and insulin sensitivity in hypercholesterolemic patients independent of dose and the extent of apolipoprotein B reduction."

Translated into English this means that Zocor reduced cholesterol and improved the elasticity of arteries, but did this at the cost of increasing insulin resistance and decreasing the hormone, adiponectin, that keeps people from gaining weight.
Further down the article was a comment saying wouldn't it be ironic if the massive prescription of statins were contributing to the diabetes epidemic.

Anyway, I suspect the diabetes is more immediately damaging than my LDL level. Especially since my LDL level is fine for a non-diabetic. I'm going to discuss this with my doc again, but I suspect she'll pooh-pooh my concerns since they aren't listed in the PDA. I think I'm going to have to decide whether to pull myself off a prescribed med or not. Uncomfortable decision. I'll definitely have to look at the next set of lab results to help determine the best course. It will be interesting to see whether I'm able to drop pounds more easily after I go off it too. I'll keep you posted.
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Harley, very interesting indeed. Please do keep us informed, sounds like a difficult choice, but very tempting to give it a shot.
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Yeah Harley, that does sound like a tough call. I certainly would be looking at it hard, too.

Didn't one of the other threads talk about excessive carbs leading to an insulin dump from the system, fat being pulled into cells, and hence obesity (and higher risk for diabetes)? (I'm summarizing off the top of my head, someone correct me if I am wrong.) I haven't studied this extensively. I'm wondering what would happen if you tried one of the lower carb diets. Have you? The diet I am on is higher protein/lower carb, and it definitely isn't all salads. However, it's not Atkins, either. Somewhere middle of the road, with the focus on lean, healthy proteins.

Again, not an expert here, but thought I'd toss it out as food for thought. LOL.
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Another vacation weekend coming up...which means next week's weigh in will no doubt be up again!
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4/01198.217.3%
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8/26195.817.2%
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9/16193.817.5%
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Goal190.015.3%
Highest260May 2001
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Not bad. Last week's weight was abnormally low, so this week's makes sense. On Friday I'll be testing for my 3rd dan in Tae Kwon Do, which should be a fun 2.5 - 3 hour workout.
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