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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2017, 11:46:09 AM »
Alright, I'm in. Last few years I've lost weight from Jan-Apr or so, but then I slack off too much and put a lot back on.

Dec 27th: 198 lbs.



I weigh myself at night, before bed, but before any pre-bedtime water drinking. Point is, I keep that consistent. And I do it daily (when trying to lose weight) and track it in a spreadsheet. Of course.

Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3: 193.0

Down 2.7%.

i prefer in the morning when i'm the lightest.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2017, 12:35:18 PM »
I am 19 years old. 300 lbs to 270 lbs. Will be loosely doing 21 Day Fix (food groups in proportioned containers) but with unlimited vegetables. Into the idea of low calorie density foods (big broccoli stalk = two tiny hershey kisses in calories but one is more filling).

My bad excuses - Main issue is just not having healthy food in my dorm room (matter of grocery shopping) and before that at family home we didn't have a usable kitchen so we ate out 100%.

I exercise quite a bit and agree that it makes me feel good and confident. But paying no attention to diet and eating fast food or restaurants means I haven't lost anything or prevented from gaining. Based on stuff I've read it's all about calories. (In how losing weight works not the counting methods for losing weight) You need x amount of calories for your body to function, then + a for what your activity level is on top of that. If you are eating more calories than you need to function and your activity level, you gain. And if you eat less than you need for x + a (to an extent, there's some sort of safety limit) your body will use the extra stored fat and convert it into energy and that = losing weight.

So say your caloric need for both body functions and REGULAR activity level is 2000 calories, if you eat 500 calories less than that a day, you can lose a pound a week. OR if you exercise EXTRA to burn 500 calories you lose a pound a week. And I believe your fullness feel is about volume in your stomach so if you just eat lots of volume with low calories (ex. vegetables) you will feel full while staying low calories when you track them.  So it works both diet or exercise and it works with both, you just have to know what your basic need is and your regular activity level need.

Probably just a long rephrase of what everyone was saying in the comments above with all the quotations. Thanks for this thread.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
I am 19 years old. 300 lbs to 270 lbs. Will be loosely doing 21 Day Fix (food groups in proportioned containers) but with unlimited vegetables. Into the idea of low calorie density foods (big broccoli stalk = two tiny hershey kisses in calories but one is more filling).

My bad excuses - Main issue is just not having healthy food in my dorm room (matter of grocery shopping) and before that at family home we didn't have a usable kitchen so we ate out 100%.

I exercise quite a bit and agree that it makes me feel good and confident. But paying no attention to diet and eating fast food or restaurants means I haven't lost anything or prevented from gaining. Based on stuff I've read it's all about calories. (In how losing weight works not the counting methods for losing weight) You need x amount of calories for your body to function, then + a for what your activity level is on top of that. If you are eating more calories than you need to function and your activity level, you gain. And if you eat less than you need for x + a (to an extent, there's some sort of safety limit) your body will use the extra stored fat and convert it into energy and that = losing weight.

So say your caloric need for both body functions and REGULAR activity level is 2000 calories, if you eat 500 calories less than that a day, you can lose a pound a week. OR if you exercise EXTRA to burn 500 calories you lose a pound a week. And I believe your fullness feel is about volume in your stomach so if you just eat lots of volume with low calories (ex. vegetables) you will feel full while staying low calories when you track them.  So it works both diet or exercise and it works with both, you just have to know what your basic need is and your regular activity level need.

Probably just a long rephrase of what everyone was saying in the comments above with all the quotations. Thanks for this thread.

not just calories its what the calories come from.  you can lose weight eating more calories than you use.  b/c of how your body processes them.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2017, 01:36:53 PM »

less calories in than out doesnt relate exactly to weight loss.

Um, yes it does. That's exactly how it works. Anything else breaks physical law.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2017, 01:42:59 PM »
Alright, I'm in. Last few years I've lost weight from Jan-Apr or so, but then I slack off too much and put a lot back on.

Dec 27th: 198 lbs.



I weigh myself at night, before bed, but before any pre-bedtime water drinking. Point is, I keep that consistent. And I do it daily (when trying to lose weight) and track it in a spreadsheet. Of course.

Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3: 193.0

Down 2.7%.

Way to go, Nate.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2017, 01:43:28 PM »

less calories in than out doesnt relate exactly to weight loss.

Um, yes it does. That's exactly how it works. Anything else breaks physical law.

no it doesnt its how they are processed. weight gain on ultra low calorie diets can happen as well.  overall counting calories in and out has proven to be a very inefficient way for most humans to lose weight. what those calories come from matters.

i can eat 5000 calories of meat a day and burn 2000 calories in my body and still lose weight b/c of what is dont with them just b/c you intake a calorie doesnt mean its absorbed by the body.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #106 on: January 04, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »
Did about 50 minutes of walking today, yay!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #107 on: January 04, 2017, 03:17:44 PM »

less calories in than out doesnt relate exactly to weight loss.

Um, yes it does. That's exactly how it works. Anything else breaks physical law.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #108 on: January 04, 2017, 03:19:09 PM »
I'm in, looking to lose 15% of body weight, will report back with starting weight. Once I've fixed the error on the scales - at present it just says 'one at a time please' ;)

Starting weight 204lbs :(. So, that's just over 30lbs to go..........

Planning on a mixture of healthy eating and exercise - mainly walking, aiming on an average of 10,000 steps a day.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #109 on: January 05, 2017, 08:25:58 AM »
I'm in, pretty much have to.

Current weight 230lbs

Want to do a USAPL powerlifting meet @ 205lb weight class in April
Doing Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 in September for which I need to be even lighter so my joints don't fall apart.

I got a DEXA scan yesterday. Arguably the most accurate form of body fat % measurement.

The result was 19.6 @ a clothed weight of 234.8

The coolest thing I learned from my DEXA results was that my bone density is more than 2 standard deviations higher than the average for my demographic. Explains why I sink like a rock when swimming.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #110 on: January 05, 2017, 11:07:25 AM »
I'm in, pretty much have to.

Current weight 230lbs

Want to do a USAPL powerlifting meet @ 205lb weight class in April
Doing Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 in September for which I need to be even lighter so my joints don't fall apart.

I got a DEXA scan yesterday. Arguably the most accurate form of body fat % measurement.

The result was 19.6 @ a clothed weight of 234.8

The coolest thing I learned from my DEXA results was that my bone density is more than 2 standard deviations higher than the average for my demographic. Explains why I sink like a rock when swimming.

Awesome thing to know! Also, IIRC, DEXA will often show higher BF than caliper due to actual measurement of internal/on organ fat. Like several % higher from what I recall.

I need to do that this year.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #111 on: January 05, 2017, 11:14:11 AM »
how much does a dexa scan cost.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #112 on: January 05, 2017, 12:46:51 PM »
how much does a dexa scan cost.

They there Boarder! I'm not sure as my friend is a professor and has access to a human performance lab where we did the test.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #113 on: January 05, 2017, 12:52:19 PM »
how much does a dexa scan cost.

They there Boarder! I'm not sure as my friend is a professor and has access to a human performance lab where we did the test.

thatd be nice.  looks like its 100 around here definitely not worth it to me
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #114 on: January 06, 2017, 11:02:19 AM »
Looking into it for my area, looks like $120 at my local uni's perf. lab.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #115 on: January 06, 2017, 02:40:54 PM »
I'm in.  Tried this last year and no movement either way.    Currently at 153.  Goal is 137.   Intermittent fasting is my preferred approach, along with cutting down on sugar.

Update: reduced  sugar this week. Going for no sugar for upcoming week.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #116 on: January 06, 2017, 03:35:08 PM »
I'm in.  Tried this last year and no movement either way.    Currently at 153.  Goal is 137.   Intermittent fasting is my preferred approach, along with cutting down on sugar.

Update: reduced  sugar this week. Going for no sugar for upcoming week.
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Nice! That's a big loss for a short time!

I'm reducing sugar as well, as my main dietary change for this year. So far I've lost about a pound and a half. I'm at about 143 and would like to get down to 138. That's not 10% of my body weight, but I'd like to follow along anyway, pretty please?

I'm a sugar addict and always have been, especially with chocolate. I'm finding that cutting down on added sugar and processed foods in general is making my crashes fewer, further between and less intense. And for some reason I have an easier time making the right choices when I think of cutting sugar rather than thinking of cutting chocolate and other junk food. I'm not a huge salty food addict, so I don't need to concentrate on those. Looking more and more forward to feeling freer of mad cravings as I get further away from the days when I'd reward myself with bulk malted milk balls from the supermarket until I felt ill.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #117 on: January 07, 2017, 05:08:56 AM »
12/28 -210
1/7 - 206

Didn't 100% stick to the diet BC of new year's festivities in the middle. Hoping to cross 200 in 2 weeks time.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2017, 05:04:07 AM »
I made my Fitbit step goal yesterday and my pants feel slightly looser than they did right after Christmas.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #119 on: January 08, 2017, 05:57:54 AM »
Started just after Christmas, down 10 lbs to 284 as of this morning.  I know the first 10 is the easiest but I earned it so far and I'll take it! Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2017, 10:41:51 AM »
Time for a weigh in.

191  December 24
188  January 1
185  January 8

Another 3 pounds bites the dust! It's a damn shame that it won't keep coming off so quick.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #121 on: January 08, 2017, 11:21:02 AM »
Love seeing the updates! Very inspiring! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #122 on: January 08, 2017, 04:41:34 PM »
Joining this.

Current weight 190 lbs

Target 160-165 lbs

I am a tax accountant, so the next few months will be difficult due to our busy season (last year I put on 15 lbs in 2.5 months!). Our firm is kind enough to provide us with dinner every night, however the options are typically not the healthiest so I plan to pack dinner every day.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #123 on: January 08, 2017, 05:00:46 PM »
I weighed in after the holidays at 204lbs, so I need to get to 184lbs.  I started loosing weight several years ago when I was 235+, and have stagnated many times through that period.  I have been stable around 200 for the past 6 months or so (not keeping track that close).  I need a new battery for my scale so I won't be able to weigh in until I get that ordered.


The first I will be making to diet is using less fat when cooking.  I'm going to use only as much oil as is required to cook a dish, instead of adding as much as possible without ruining the dish.  The second thing I will do is reduce alcohol.  No more cider's, cutting back on # of drinks.  Everything else will stay the same.. exercising regularly, doing a few different sports, following a paleo based diet.. been doing those things for many years now.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #124 on: January 08, 2017, 05:30:59 PM »
Last year I managed 8%. Hopefully I can lose another 10% this year.

Starting: 183.4
December 31: 168.4
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« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2017, 07:58:34 AM »
DH decided to join me. We decided to cut added sugar and reduce carbs...the first day has been hell...maybe cut back too far too fast...dizziness, lethargy and a killer headache. Added back a few extra carbs at dinner last night and it's better today. Getting rid of added sugars is a priority but we won't go low carb at the same time.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2017, 08:52:25 AM »
Joining in:
01-08 - 132.

Goal:  120

Method of the week:  reducing sugar, increasing veg.

Was doing well last year for a couple of months and then got overwhelmed with so many other changes I was trying to make. 
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« Reply #127 on: January 09, 2017, 10:32:30 AM »
I have been wanting to kick up my motivation to eat better and exercise in 2017, and I think I will try this challenge.

Currently hovering around 140 and want to get down to 125.

Goals:

1. No chocolate or ice cream except on the weekend (can be swapped for other days when out with friends).
2. Only one serving at dinner.
3. Cut my serving size at lunch by aprox. 30% and eat one fruit in the afternoon.
4. Run or bike 2x a week for 25/45 minutes (run/bike). This can be swapped for other cardio, but I have to break a sweat.
5. Lift 1-2x a week.


Hope I can lose 1-2 pound a week.

Deadline: April 2017

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #128 on: January 09, 2017, 10:45:08 AM »
My weight hasn't really changed just yet.  However, it is staying the same which is good. It is taken me a minute to get on board with eating less but I am getting there.  Yesterday I picked up a glider and so far I have used it twice. I am just starting to exercise so it will be slow starting but I have done it now for two days between 10-15 mins and hope to increase it to 1/2 a day at least if not more. Once I build up, I will move to other things  and mix it up.   

The great part of this is if I stick to it, it will help me eat less because exercising seems to make me think about everything I am eating.  I have greatly reduced sugar and that is a big thing for me. 

I am getting more psyched to lose this weight. 


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #129 on: January 09, 2017, 11:02:23 AM »
One thing I find extremely interesting in weight loss as it relates to personal finance.

We all know it's better to self educate than rely on a financial advisor replace with physical trainer, dietitian, etc.

It's interesting to me some of the people that treat what these people or programs say as gospel.  Vs reading and learning and testing what works for you. It's not a simple math equation or set it and forget it like index funds but it's very intriguing to me
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« Reply #130 on: January 09, 2017, 12:50:45 PM »
Weighing in because y'all are going to help be my accountabilibuddies:

Monday, January 2, 2017
Weight: 156.9 lbs
% Body Fat: 37.7
BMI: 28.7

Monday, January 9, 2017
Weight: 152.3 lbs
% Body Fat: 38.3
BMI: 27.9

This is all based on my Fitbit Aria, so I'm not sure how accurate BF% and BMI are but there it is.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #131 on: January 09, 2017, 12:52:26 PM »
Weighing in because y'all are going to help be my accountabilibuddies:

Monday, January 2, 2017
Weight: 156.9 lbs
% Body Fat: 37.7
BMI: 28.7

Monday, January 9, 2017
Weight: 152.3 lbs
% Body Fat: 38.3
BMI: 27.9

This is all based on my Fitbit Aria, so I'm not sure how accurate BF% and BMI are but there it is.

If you entered in your height, BMI is a simple calculation using that and your weight.  BF% is an estimate and can be widely off. 

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« Reply #132 on: January 09, 2017, 01:02:51 PM »
If you entered in your height, BMI is a simple calculation using that and your weight.  BF% is an estimate and can be widely off. 

Ah well then the BMI is right, since Fitbit has my height.  BF%, eh. It's interesting to have I guess, but I won't put much stake in it.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #133 on: January 12, 2017, 06:02:14 AM »
Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3: 193.0
1/10: 190.6

Down 3.9%

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #134 on: January 12, 2017, 08:43:57 AM »
Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3: 193.0
1/10: 190.6

Down 3.9%

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #135 on: January 12, 2017, 09:09:43 AM »
1/1 165
1/11 162.4  down 1.6%


However, my weight naturally swings between 160 to 165 so I think I'm just doing the easy part now.
It's getting below 160 that will be more challenging.


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« Reply #136 on: January 12, 2017, 09:17:20 AM »
I'm in.  Weighted myself 2 days ago, I was 228 (I've been fluctuating around 230).  I'm 6'4, so while I'm overweight, it's not super obvious.  I was 180 almost 2 years ago, and had a lot of health issues since.  If I was at 100% that would be my goal, but 200 with some of my muscle back would be fantastic.  My biggest hurdle will be saying no to the snacks at the office.
So 12/27: 228
1/12: 220

I stopped snacking as much, and there wasn't food brought in between Christmas and New Years (hardly anyone was at work), so it was easy to say no.  Now that it's being brought in again I've made a rule that I can have two bites, but no more.  So I'm cutting things in pieces, but it's easier than saying no outright.

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« Reply #137 on: January 12, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
I'm in.  Weighted myself 2 days ago, I was 228 (I've been fluctuating around 230).  I'm 6'4, so while I'm overweight, it's not super obvious.  I was 180 almost 2 years ago, and had a lot of health issues since.  If I was at 100% that would be my goal, but 200 with some of my muscle back would be fantastic.  My biggest hurdle will be saying no to the snacks at the office.
So 12/27: 228
1/12: 220

I stopped snacking as much, and there wasn't food brought in between Christmas and New Years (hardly anyone was at work), so it was easy to say no.  Now that it's being brought in again I've made a rule that I can have two bites, but no more.  So I'm cutting things in pieces, but it's easier than saying no outright.

That is SUCH a good idea. I may have to adopt that...

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2017, 03:43:52 PM »
I'm in.  I'm 181 lbs as of this morning...plan to get to at least 150 before bulking, first check point is 160 by end of April.  I'm a 6'1 male but have a small-medium frame and don't really approach 10% bf until I'm right around 150. 

Since 1/1 I've eaten slightly better and cut out diet soda which hasn't done anything for my weight but my caffeine dependence was getting out of hand (not to mention expense of 3 diet sodas per day!)  I have an injury that I'm healing from right now but plan to do some sort of BW/low resistance training program like P90X3 or Insanity.  I've bounced from 200->155->180->150->185 over the past 5 years so I'm well versed in training/weight loss but not so much discipline in keeping the weight off.  2017's goal is to get into the best shape of my life and stay there.

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« Reply #139 on: January 13, 2017, 03:18:33 AM »
Me too, although I'm really in need to drop closer to 25-30%.

Currently I'm 180cm/5'11" and 117.9kg (about 260 pounds), and I'd like to be back under 90kg. I lost a heap of weight back in 2011 (I lost about 25kg, most in the space of about five months) and kept it off for a couple of years, and put it back on and a bit extra.

In 2011-13 I was around 85-90kg, but I was under 80kg at one stage. I mostly lost it through changing my diet.

Problem is I tend to eat too much, or just used to eating big meals to not be hungry, and usually only two meals per day. I don't drink soft drinks and I try and eat vegetables, but I'll often eat big meals otherwise.

I've been riding my bike to work for the last two years (except for a period last year after breaking my ankle). Often I get home and I'm extremely hungry, and eat too much or the wrong food.

Time to fix that. No more excuses :)
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #140 on: January 13, 2017, 03:39:35 AM »
Back in normal BMI this morning at 204.4.
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« Reply #141 on: January 14, 2017, 04:51:48 AM »
12/28 -210
1/7 - 206
1/14 - 203

Down 3.3%
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« Reply #142 on: January 15, 2017, 11:08:34 AM »
Time for a weigh in.

191  December 24
188  January 1
185  January 8
185  January 15

No loss, so big fail for this week. I will do better in the coming week.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #143 on: January 15, 2017, 12:59:54 PM »
Weigh in dayfor me. Started at 294 on 12/28. Now at 281.  Off to a good start!

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« Reply #144 on: January 15, 2017, 04:24:00 PM »
Walked 9.8 km today!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #145 on: January 16, 2017, 06:33:42 AM »
Weighing in because y'all are going to help be my accountabilibuddies:

Monday, January 2, 2017
Weight: 156.9 lbs
% Body Fat: 37.7
BMI: 28.7

Monday, January 9, 2017
Weight: 152.3 lbs
% Body Fat: 38.3
BMI: 27.9

Monday, January 16, 2017
Weight: 149.4
% Body Fat: 36.8
BMI: 27.3

Happy Monday everybody! 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #146 on: January 16, 2017, 06:38:28 AM »
what are you using for BF baby shark?  electric handheld?
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #147 on: January 16, 2017, 06:47:55 AM »
what are you using for BF baby shark?  electric handheld?

The Fitbit Aria scale. It's allegedly not terribly inaccurate.

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« Reply #148 on: January 16, 2017, 07:27:34 AM »
First weigh-in:

148.8 - January 16

Ready to get serious about losing the baby weight.  She will be ten months tomorrow. 

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« Reply #149 on: January 16, 2017, 07:29:45 AM »
what are you using for BF baby shark?  electric handheld?

The Fitbit Aria scale. It's allegedly not terribly inaccurate.

i have a scale one and the handheld bio electric impedence meters they are almost 4% BF different with the scale being much lower ... but i'm tall and have thin legs so i dont know if that effects it. but my opinion is it doesnt really matter as long as its progressing down from a start point and you're doing it at the same time every day (morning is best for consistency i've found.  b/c one glass of water will drop my BF % by 2%
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