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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #400 on: March 07, 2017, 11:37:47 AM »
Ive been secretly following along but since I started right after thanksgiving 2016, it felt like cheating a little to have a month head start.  I do want to celebrate getting 10% weight loss as of today, though!  This is how it went:

11/28: 165.8
12/1:   161.4
12/8:   157.8
12/15: 156.7
Christmas/New Years!
1/10: 158.7
1/18: 156.6
1/25: 156.2
2/4:   153.7
2/10: 153.0
2/16: 152.0
2/22: 150.9
3/2: 150.2
3/7: 149.0

I'm 5'7", 33 yo and my initial goal is to be 145 lbs by my daughter's birthday mid April.  I'm well on my way to meeting that goal (yay!). My second goal is 140 lbs and then I will reassess how I feel.  I've mostly just been tracking my eating in my fitness pal with a goal of 1200 calories per day.  I've pretty much got a pattern of eating established that makes me satisfied and keeps the weight coming off.  As far as exercise goes, I play indoor soccer once a week and downhill or XC ski once a week.    I'm a SAHM so I'm pretty busy on my feet most days.  I generally get at least 9k steps on my Fitbit but don't put much effort into it.  I expect that to increase once the weather improves as we walk bike to the park a lot.  I generally  eat more liberally on ski days as I know lots of calories are being burned but I'm good at not going totally crazy.  I don't keep track in MFP those days. 

Great job everyone!  Can't wait to update further and try that black bean chip recipe! 






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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #401 on: March 07, 2017, 05:23:19 PM »
New four hour body recipe. I just used black bean flour to thicken the juices left over after doing an instant pot Chuck roast. You can't tell the difference. And more filling
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #402 on: March 08, 2017, 06:04:15 AM »
Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8

3/7: 178.6

Down 9.98%. JUST missed the 10% mark this week! That's OK, held steady at 180.X most of the week, so was happy to see the sudden drop on Tuesday night. I'll be happy if I can get another .2-.4 lbs off for next week.

Probably another 4-8 weeks before I start adding more carbs back in and trying to shift to maintenance mode, which I've done poorly at the last couple years.
Goal will be to keep it under 180 at least the rest of the biking season (Through end of October) if not the rest of the year.

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« Reply #403 on: March 08, 2017, 07:16:35 AM »
A side benefit only an MMM weight loss thread can really appreciate - losing weight = saving a bit of money.

I thought I had buying food away from home/processed food dialled WAY down but since I've been eliminating extra snacks and watching the quality even more, I've noticed I've been spending less at the grocery store and coffee shops.  Extras had been creeping in!

Paying attention to consumption of all types  really works - who knew.  :)

But I'll always buy a raisin tea biscuit at Timmies.  Those things are rare in my parts!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #404 on: March 08, 2017, 07:19:19 AM »
Ive been secretly following along but since I started right after thanksgiving 2016, it felt like cheating a little to have a month head start.  I do want to celebrate getting 10% weight loss as of today, though!  This is how it went:

11/28: 165.8
12/1:   161.4
12/8:   157.8
12/15: 156.7
Christmas/New Years!
1/10: 158.7
1/18: 156.6
1/25: 156.2
2/4:   153.7
2/10: 153.0
2/16: 152.0
2/22: 150.9
3/2: 150.2
3/7: 149.0

I'm 5'7", 33 yo and my initial goal is to be 145 lbs by my daughter's birthday mid April.  I'm well on my way to meeting that goal (yay!). My second goal is 140 lbs and then I will reassess how I feel.  I've mostly just been tracking my eating in my fitness pal with a goal of 1200 calories per day.  I've pretty much got a pattern of eating established that makes me satisfied and keeps the weight coming off.  As far as exercise goes, I play indoor soccer once a week and downhill or XC ski once a week.    I'm a SAHM so I'm pretty busy on my feet most days.  I generally get at least 9k steps on my Fitbit but don't put much effort into it.  I expect that to increase once the weather improves as we walk bike to the park a lot.  I generally  eat more liberally on ski days as I know lots of calories are being burned but I'm good at not going totally crazy.  I don't keep track in MFP those days. 

Great job everyone!  Can't wait to update further and try that black bean chip recipe!

Congratulations!  We are on the same path, 145 by mid April.  I'm also 5'7".  151.2 today so your post is motivating.  Been awhile since I've seen 149.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #405 on: March 08, 2017, 08:00:00 AM »
New four hour body recipe. I just used black bean flour to thicken the juices left over after doing an instant pot Chuck roast. You can't tell the difference. And more filling

Hey can I ask where you get the black bean flour?  Do you just order it online, because I've been unable to find it in any stores, even like Natural Grocers.  Or do you make your own by grinding up dry black beans?

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« Reply #406 on: March 08, 2017, 08:13:24 AM »
New four hour body recipe. I just used black bean flour to thicken the juices left over after doing an instant pot Chuck roast. You can't tell the difference. And more filling

Hey can I ask where you get the black bean flour?  Do you just order it online, because I've been unable to find it in any stores, even like Natural Grocers.  Or do you make your own by grinding up dry black beans?

got it from amazon.  but i also bought a grinder for my kitchenaid mixer.  i grind my own now for a greatly reduced cost.  bob's red mill if you want to buy.  his flour is a bit finer than mine.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #407 on: March 10, 2017, 10:18:03 AM »
My Friday pre-weekend self-motivation post:

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4
March 5- 152.8

Friday March 10 - 151.4.  Seems I've hit a bit of a plateau.  Really need to tick that number down even a bit by Sunday.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #408 on: March 10, 2017, 10:22:08 AM »
163. Down 5.7%. 10 pounds so far. I'm thrilled. My pants are getting very loose.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #409 on: March 10, 2017, 10:44:24 AM »
1/2/17: 156.9
1/9/17: 152.3
1/16/17: 149.4
1/23/17: 149.4
1/30/17: 148.5
2/6/17: 152.6
2/13/17: 152.6
2/21/17: 151.6
2/27/17: 150.4, 36.6% BF, 27.5 BMI

Starting to follow the Four Hour Body Diet thanks to boarder42 and am really looking forward to seeing if I get results.

Back from vacation!  Didn't do great food-wise, but we did a TON of walking.  Morning before we left, I was at 150.7, 36.7% BF, BMI 27.6.  This morning I was at 151.7 lbs, 35.9% and 27.8 BMI.  Only gaining 1 lb with not having my supplements or following almost any real diet plan, I'm ok with.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #410 on: March 12, 2017, 05:06:40 AM »
Down 4 this week to 266. Lost 28 in total so need 2 more for 10% total at which point I will sign up to do another 10%. Really would like to be down another 8 in the next 5 weeks before a vacation to Paris.

Down 1 to 265. Did not really deserve the loss this week as a few too many meals that were not as 'good' as they should have been.  29 lbs total, need one more for 10%. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #411 on: March 12, 2017, 05:42:25 AM »
3/5     291.2
3/12   286.8

 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #412 on: March 12, 2017, 08:59:00 AM »
My Friday pre-weekend self-motivation post:

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4
March 5- 152.8

Friday March 10 - 151.4.  Seems I've hit a bit of a plateau.  Really need to tick that number down even a bit by Sunday.

Sunday March 12 - 152.2.  Plateau has become a backslide.  I'm not sure exactly why but probably bigger portions and more "little extras" as snacks.  I've been stressed at work, which leads to more treats.  Onward to next week!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #413 on: March 12, 2017, 09:24:32 AM »
191  December 24
188  January 01
185  January 08
185  January 15
184  January 22
184  January 29
181  February 05
181  February 12
182  February 19
179  February 26
179  March 05

176  March 12

I'm pleased with this week's results, three pounds lost. Only four more pounds to go to reach my 10%. But I do plan to keep going to get into the 160's range.

This week, I did a water only fast for two days and three nights. Previously, my longest water fast was one day and two nights.

The only negative side effect to the fasting is that I lost my usual tolerance to cold. I "had" to turn my heat up to 68, from the usual 61 or 62. I decided I wasn't going to be hungry AND cold, it was going to be one or the other. Wearing more clothes did not help. I was already wearing long underwear top and bottom, jeans, undershirt, sweatshirt, zippered hoodie, knit cap, and two pair of socks.

I did not experience any headaches, dizziness, or lack of energy. I exercised as usual, light weights and a stair stepper.

I did notice that my sense of smell was greatly increased.

Many say that fasting increases focus, but I did not experience that. I also noticed that I was physically flighty, quickly getting out of my chair for little reasons like the neighbor's dog barking, and feeling an increased need to frequently pace around the house and stretch my legs.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #414 on: March 12, 2017, 11:21:27 AM »
191.4 2/11/17
190.2 2/18/17
189.4 2/23/17
192.0 3/4/17 post vacation
191.4 3/11/1 yesterday

Headed in the right direction.  Last week I wasn't trying too hard.  Cheated into Sunday and drank whiskey all week.  :D  Plan to be completely on point this week and see what happens.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #415 on: March 12, 2017, 04:12:18 PM »
Crossed 215 lbs this past Saturday.  Down 24 lbs.  Another 26 lbs to go.  That was with traveling the first week and half of March.  Had to have beers on the road.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #416 on: March 13, 2017, 06:58:07 AM »
1/2/17: 156.9
1/9/17: 152.3
1/16/17: 149.4
1/23/17: 149.4
1/30/17: 148.5
2/6/17: 152.6
2/13/17: 152.6
2/21/17: 151.6
2/27/17: 150.4, 36.6% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/4/17: 150.7, 36.7% BF, 27.6 BMI
3/10/17: 151.7, 35.9% BF, 27.8 BMI

Back at Monday weigh ins:
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI

I had leftovers in my fridge yesterday from Saturday's cheat day, forced them on my husband so I wouldn't be tempted.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #417 on: March 13, 2017, 07:28:23 AM »
I am going to jump on this, late.  I need to really focus and stick to my way of eating.  Lately, every weekend has been an excuse for eating garbage and my waist has shown it.  Fortunately, my food budget hasn't really been harmed as much as my health, because the garbage I like is cheap junk compared to my normal foods.

Starting today: 86.3 kg (190 lbs)
Goal: 77.6 kg (171 lbs)

I would actually like to get a bit below that, but 10% is a reasonable goal considering that I can afford to lose strength or stamina while doing this (actually need to gain on both those fronts).

I should be able to do it.  Lack of physical activity isn't a problem.  It's just eating too much junk.  This summer, if things go according to plan, I will be starting Fire School, so that will be a big boost, but I would like to be well on the way before then. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #418 on: March 13, 2017, 08:19:22 AM »
Ok, I'm joining for the support and accountability.    The numbers have been slowly rising, and this past week I went over my acceptable fluctuation by 2lbs for several days.

I'm going to do a pseudo-21 day fix approach.  High protein & vegetable, moderate complex carbs & fruit.  Much tea.

I know 10% is an attainable goal, I just need to be consistent in my choices. 
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #419 on: March 13, 2017, 10:52:50 AM »
Welcome aboard, FIT_Goat and plainjane. Looking forward to seeing your posted losses.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #420 on: March 13, 2017, 10:55:53 AM »
1/2/17: 156.9
1/9/17: 152.3
1/16/17: 149.4
1/23/17: 149.4
1/30/17: 148.5
2/6/17: 152.6
2/13/17: 152.6
2/21/17: 151.6
2/27/17: 150.4, 36.6% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/4/17: 150.7, 36.7% BF, 27.6 BMI
3/10/17: 151.7, 35.9% BF, 27.8 BMI

Back at Monday weigh ins:
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI

I had leftovers in my fridge yesterday from Saturday's cheat day, forced them on my husband so I wouldn't be tempted.

What a mental picture that made. DH zip tied to a chair. DH struggling to get free. Babyshark saying “Stop resisting, and open your pie hole!”
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #421 on: March 13, 2017, 11:04:31 AM »
1/2/17: 156.9
1/9/17: 152.3
1/16/17: 149.4
1/23/17: 149.4
1/30/17: 148.5
2/6/17: 152.6
2/13/17: 152.6
2/21/17: 151.6
2/27/17: 150.4, 36.6% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/4/17: 150.7, 36.7% BF, 27.6 BMI
3/10/17: 151.7, 35.9% BF, 27.8 BMI

Back at Monday weigh ins:
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI

I had leftovers in my fridge yesterday from Saturday's cheat day, forced them on my husband so I wouldn't be tempted.

What a mental picture that made. DH zip tied to a chair. DH struggling to get free. Babyshark saying “Stop resisting, and open your pie hole!”

Fortunately it was not so dramatic but thank you for making me lose it at my desk haha.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #422 on: March 13, 2017, 02:01:25 PM »
148.8 - January 16
147.0 - January 23
145.8 - February 6
145.4 - February 13
143.2 - March 13

2 pounds in a month... I have been successfully avoiding this thread like plague, fearful what my weigh in would show.  Not as terrible as I thought.  Will try to do weekly check ins from now on. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #423 on: March 15, 2017, 08:02:33 AM »

11/06/16 - 278
1/03/17 - 272
1/24/17 - 268
2/6/17 - 264
2/20/17 - 265
3/03/17 - 261.8


03/15/17 - 259.6

I've had some ups and downs, but still steady progress downwards.  Fit into an old t-shirt of mine that I really like, was pumped when it fit without stretching like crazy.  I've started to add some youtube yoga into my morning routine.  I like it, but still undecided about how effective it is when I do it completely cold.  I roll out of bed, let the dog out, then do yoga.

This thread has been quiet, how's everyone doing?
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #424 on: March 15, 2017, 08:39:33 AM »
Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6

3/14: 180.0

Been an interesting/slightly frustrating couple weeks of stagnation. Last week's 178.6 weight was only for that day, jumped RIGHT back up the next day, no real change in intake or activity. I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last 2-3 days, so wondering if my body has decided to retain a bit more water for now? Or dropped a bunch of water and then re-upped it? Either way, still missing that 10% mark per the thread title. I'll soldier on, and hope to see a scale drop in the next week or 2, otherwise I'll have to reevaluate my choices.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #425 on: March 15, 2017, 08:44:37 AM »
This thread has been quiet, how's everyone doing?

I forgot my snack today.  I am trying to decide whether to go to the expensive grocery store to pick something up (like snap peas or something from the salad bar) or just try to push through with tea.

I am eating out tonight with friends, so I need to compensate with the rest of my food decisions this week.

I am entering my number daily on the calendar at home to keep accountable.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #426 on: March 15, 2017, 08:51:43 AM »
Update
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6

3/14: 180.0

Been an interesting/slightly frustrating couple weeks of stagnation. Last week's 178.6 weight was only for that day, jumped RIGHT back up the next day, no real change in intake or activity. I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last 2-3 days, so wondering if my body has decided to retain a bit more water for now? Or dropped a bunch of water and then re-upped it? Either way, still missing that 10% mark per the thread title. I'll soldier on, and hope to see a scale drop in the next week or 2, otherwise I'll have to reevaluate my choices.

Nice progress!  20lbs in 2ish months is a lot of weight to lose.  I'd guess there's a good chance you will plateu here if you don't change anything up.  Also might be interesting to do a body fat analysis.  Can help give you a good idea of how many calories you need in a day for how active you are.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #427 on: March 15, 2017, 12:44:11 PM »
Hey folks, I'm still working on my waist/hips measurements with keto. I plateaued this week probably due to carbs creeping back in. So yesterday and today I'm doing 16:8 fasts to see if I can break through the barrier.
Yesterday's no eating time was easy, but when I broke the fast around noon I was ravenous by 5 and ended up gorging at dinner. It was pie day after all... I had to have pie. So today I'm trying again with an eating plan in place to stay on low carb, high fat when I break my fast.
This is my first time trying out intermittent fasting. If anyone has tips I'd gladly listen.

Hips start 2/8 - 39"
Last week - 37"
Today - 37"
10% Goal - 35"

Does anyone have any rewards planned for yourself when you meet your goal? I'm not especially rewards driven, but I think it might be fun to celebrate somehow.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #428 on: March 15, 2017, 01:00:49 PM »
I'm in!  I'm currently around 138-140 pounds, and would love to drop about 10% to 125.  I doubt I'll be able to (healthily) go much under that, and I'll be pleased if I hit 130 and stay steadily at that level.  I'm not gonna lie, most of my motivation is vanity-related-- I do costuming as a hobby, and looking good in costume is very motivating.

On the downside, my weight tends to fluctuate a lot based on the time of month, so it can be hard to tell if I'm actually losing weight or if it's just my body in flux, per the usual.  I don't calorie count or go on any specific diets (honestly just hate the thought), but I'm working on portion control, just keeping an eye on my meals and making sure I'm eating enough veggies, fruits, and not consuming pure rice, bread, and meat, and have just made a purchase of kettlebells to get started on working out more frequently!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #429 on: March 15, 2017, 02:18:11 PM »
disapearred for a while.

i hit 194.4 at the end of last week. before cheat day and am happily back at 194.4 on wednesday morning. 

this is ultra good new for me b/c i
1. stepped up my early morning protien as it was sub 30 grams recently
2. i had been hitting pre cheat day week by thursday - thought it was b/c i'm not in my lower 20s anymore - but could be due to 1.
3. pretty excited to see the underside of 190 here in the next 2 weeks for the first time in 2 years.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #430 on: March 15, 2017, 02:49:30 PM »
Alright, I have finally realized I turned into a stress eater.  I have never been before.  So, as of yesterday I have put myself on a 1200 calorie diet.  I started tracking my food intake on myfitnesspal.  It is amazing how small a portion size really is and how quickly calories add up.  Will balance out the calories with exercising.

So, here I go:

12/15/2016 - 163
1/1/2017 - 160
3/15/17 - 160


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #431 on: March 15, 2017, 06:20:30 PM »

11/06/16 - 278
1/03/17 - 272
1/24/17 - 268
2/6/17 - 264
2/20/17 - 265
3/03/17 - 261.8


03/15/17 - 259.6

I've had some ups and downs, but still steady progress downwards.  Fit into an old t-shirt of mine that I really like, was pumped when it fit without stretching like crazy.  I've started to add some youtube yoga into my morning routine.  I like it, but still undecided about how effective it is when I do it completely cold.  I roll out of bed, let the dog out, then do yoga.

This thread has been quiet, how's everyone doing?
Sounds like you and I are on a similar journey. I started at 294 and am at 265 now. I started adding morning yoga also via YouTube.  I did not add it really to help in weight loss but rather just to make me feel better as I had been complaining about feeling 'tight' for sometime.  As a 50 year old fat guy I was always skeptical about yoga but I have to admit I really do feel better having find it pretty much every day for 5 weeks now.  I did the 30 days of yoga with Adriene first and now am doing her Revolution 31 day series - all on YouTube.  What are you doing via YouTube? 


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #432 on: March 15, 2017, 11:23:08 PM »
Ive been secretly following along but since I started right after thanksgiving 2016, it felt like cheating a little to have a month head start.  I do want to celebrate getting 10% weight loss as of today, though!  This is how it went:

11/28: 165.8
12/1:   161.4
12/8:   157.8
12/15: 156.7
Christmas/New Years!
1/10: 158.7
1/18: 156.6
1/25: 156.2
2/4:   153.7
2/10: 153.0
2/16: 152.0
2/22: 150.9
3/2: 150.2
3/7: 149.0

I'm 5'7", 33 yo and my initial goal is to be 145 lbs by my daughter's birthday mid April.  I'm well on my way to meeting that goal (yay!). My second goal is 140 lbs and then I will reassess how I feel.  I've mostly just been tracking my eating in my fitness pal with a goal of 1200 calories per day.  I've pretty much got a pattern of eating established that makes me satisfied and keeps the weight coming off.  As far as exercise goes, I play indoor soccer once a week and downhill or XC ski once a week.    I'm a SAHM so I'm pretty busy on my feet most days.  I generally get at least 9k steps on my Fitbit but don't put much effort into it.  I expect that to increase once the weather improves as we walk bike to the park a lot.  I generally  eat more liberally on ski days as I know lots of calories are being burned but I'm good at not going totally crazy.  I don't keep track in MFP those days. 

Great job everyone!  Can't wait to update further and try that black bean chip recipe!

Congratulations!  We are on the same path, 145 by mid April.  I'm also 5'7".  151.2 today so your post is motivating.  Been awhile since I've seen 149.

Thanks! Stick with it if you hit a plateau.  I feel like I hovered just above 150 for 2-3 weeks then I bust through down to 149 suddenly. 

Today's weigh in:
3/15: 148.4

Ever so closer.  I have about 4 weeks to lose 3.4 lbs so I'm really trying to buckle down.  We are going to the great wolf lodge for my daughter's birthday and my "reward" for reaching 145 is a new bathing suit since the one I have now is too big! (That's a new one!). I started looking last week when I got below 150 but no luck so far.  Bathing suit shopping sure does keep the motivation up though!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #433 on: March 16, 2017, 07:15:06 AM »

11/06/16 - 278
1/03/17 - 272
1/24/17 - 268
2/6/17 - 264
2/20/17 - 265
3/03/17 - 261.8


03/15/17 - 259.6

I've had some ups and downs, but still steady progress downwards.  Fit into an old t-shirt of mine that I really like, was pumped when it fit without stretching like crazy.  I've started to add some youtube yoga into my morning routine.  I like it, but still undecided about how effective it is when I do it completely cold.  I roll out of bed, let the dog out, then do yoga.

This thread has been quiet, how's everyone doing?
Sounds like you and I are on a similar journey. I started at 294 and am at 265 now. I started adding morning yoga also via YouTube.  I did not add it really to help in weight loss but rather just to make me feel better as I had been complaining about feeling 'tight' for sometime.  As a 50 year old fat guy I was always skeptical about yoga but I have to admit I really do feel better having find it pretty much every day for 5 weeks now.  I did the 30 days of yoga with Adriene first and now am doing her Revolution 31 day series - all on YouTube.  What are you doing via YouTube?

I've never done formal yoga before, but I have used a lot of poses that are used in yoga for general stretching.  I do enjoy following a directed program.  I do it mostly for the flexibility to help me out in weightlifting and crossfit.  I've had some issues with my hips and low back in the past.  So now I'm doing yoga to help prevent that from happening again.  I found Yoga by Candace on youtube.  Most of her video's are 15-20mins and so far I've done 2 each morning this week.  I like her videos because she doesn't focus on the woo woo side of yoga, just the stretching.  If you have a specific problem area, MobilityWOD is another good resource for working on mobility.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #434 on: March 16, 2017, 09:56:03 AM »
I haven't followed the thread, but I will a little later, I'm doing the 5-2 diet, just happens today is my first day.
The reports are it is good to lose weight but also has other positive health benefits. I'm interested in losing
about 10lbs but I'm also working out hard at the gym and have seen actual muscle growth in the 7 weeks since I started and the 5-2 diet has the advantage of not wasting muscle. Look it up if it hasn't already been mentioned.
 The reason I searched out the thread is the parody video of Adele's Hello I saw today.
 I think many will enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6-nCLeDsI

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #435 on: March 16, 2017, 10:44:52 AM »
I haven't followed the thread, but I will a little later, I'm doing the 5-2 diet, just happens today is my first day.
The reports are it is good to lose weight but also has other positive health benefits. I'm interested in losing
about 10lbs but I'm also working out hard at the gym and have seen actual muscle growth in the 7 weeks since I started and the 5-2 diet has the advantage of not wasting muscle. Look it up if it hasn't already been mentioned.
 The reason I searched out the thread is the parody video of Adele's Hello I saw today.
 I think many will enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6-nCLeDsI

this shounds super interesting.  really would like to know your results both blood work and others.  4 hour produced phenomenal wait loss and blood work results.  if the 5/2 really works it should be something 99% of americans can follow and we can kill obesity.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #436 on: March 16, 2017, 12:48:44 PM »
I haven't followed the thread, but I will a little later, I'm doing the 5-2 diet, just happens today is my first day.
The reports are it is good to lose weight but also has other positive health benefits. I'm interested in losing
about 10lbs but I'm also working out hard at the gym and have seen actual muscle growth in the 7 weeks since I started and the 5-2 diet has the advantage of not wasting muscle. Look it up if it hasn't already been mentioned.
 The reason I searched out the thread is the parody video of Adele's Hello I saw today.
 I think many will enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6-nCLeDsI
 
this shounds super interesting.  really would like to know your results both blood work and others.  4 hour produced phenomenal wait loss and blood work results.  if the 5/2 really works it should be something 99% of americans can follow and we can kill obesity.
I'm not sure it will be that easy for some people to limit themselves to 500 or 600 calories two days a week.
But I agree, there seems to be some actual research with positive health results. I first ran across a researcher selling high nutrient meals for the diet, then found others with meal plans for the 2 days of a 5-2 diet. I can't find the positive blood work change page I read previously, but it's out there.
Here's a community for the 5-2 diet;
 https://thefastdiet.co.uk/
 More info;
https://authoritynutrition.com/the-5-2-diet-guide/


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #437 on: March 16, 2017, 01:28:15 PM »
nice i probably wont try it but what i do works for me and everyone needs to find that. 
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #438 on: March 16, 2017, 08:14:44 PM »
week 1 - down 4lbs
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #439 on: March 17, 2017, 01:29:16 PM »
My Friday pre-weekend self-motivation post:

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4
March 5- 152.8

Friday March 10 - 151.4.  Seems I've hit a bit of a plateau.  Really need to tick that number down even a bit by Sunday.

Sunday March 12 - 152.2.  Plateau has become a backslide.  I'm not sure exactly why but probably bigger portions and more "little extras" as snacks.  I've been stressed at work, which leads to more treats.  Onward to next week!

Friday pre-weekend motivation post - 149.8!  Yay!  Juuust under 150 but so good to see a 4 pop up.   Goal is 145 by mid-April so feeling good.

My underlying goals are to never feel hungry, make good food choices, enjoy a few treats, and control portions without strict measuring.  Aiming for foundational changes for the long term.  So far so good.

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« Reply #440 on: March 17, 2017, 04:46:15 PM »
Hey folks, I'm still working on my waist/hips measurements with keto. I plateaued this week probably due to carbs creeping back in. So yesterday and today I'm doing 16:8 fasts to see if I can break through the barrier.
Yesterday's no eating time was easy, but when I broke the fast around noon I was ravenous by 5 and ended up gorging at dinner. It was pie day after all... I had to have pie. So today I'm trying again with an eating plan in place to stay on low carb, high fat when I break my fast.
This is my first time trying out intermittent fasting. If anyone has tips I'd gladly listen.

Hips start 2/8 - 39"
Last week - 37"
Today - 37"
10% Goal - 35"

Does anyone have any rewards planned for yourself when you meet your goal? I'm not especially rewards driven, but I think it might be fun to celebrate somehow.

I don't know why, but I have been craving McDonald's hotcakes.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #441 on: March 17, 2017, 05:22:48 PM »
I'm gonna keep going down probably.  Once I'm happy I'll likely add cheese eback to my diet for a week or two to see how it affects my weight.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #442 on: March 17, 2017, 06:46:22 PM »


I don't know why, but I have been craving McDonald's hotcakes.
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I was too a few months ago! I ended up giving in while on a road trip. I don't want to ruin your reward, but they were NOT as I remembered! They tasted of chemicals! ugh, it was day shattering.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #443 on: March 17, 2017, 10:54:48 PM »
Friday weigh in and accountability with myself and you fabulous strangers on the Internet.
145.x. Start
144.8 3/17

It's been a fun Spring break. Made a couple of mistakes letting the bad guys in the house. Also working on ridiculous habits.
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« Reply #444 on: March 18, 2017, 04:37:37 AM »
Down to 192.4. 
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #445 on: March 18, 2017, 07:31:57 AM »
1/28- 310
2/4-   306
2/11- 306
2/18- 303
2/25- 303
3/18- 301

Disappeared there for a while. Still moving down. Not quite at the rate I would like. Last week I started doing IF. Doing the 16/8 daily fast. Starting to feel pretty good. Probably going to follow the Keto approach in the future to kick it up.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #446 on: March 19, 2017, 04:55:41 AM »
Down 4 this week to 266. Lost 28 in total so need 2 more for 10% total at which point I will sign up to do another 10%. Really would like to be down another 8 in the next 5 weeks before a vacation to Paris.

Down 1 to 265. Did not really deserve the loss this week as a few too many meals that were not as 'good' as they should have been.  29 lbs total, need one more for 10%.


Down 2 lbs this week to 263.  31 lbs and now >10%!!! Sign me up for another 10%.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #447 on: March 19, 2017, 05:36:59 AM »

3/5     291.2 (start)
3/12   286.8
3/19 281.8  1/3 of the way to 10%

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #448 on: March 19, 2017, 07:49:36 AM »
I'm jumping in on this, a little late, but better than never.
I started the 5-2 diet 3-16-17 and weighed 165lbs.
 I have been working out at Planet fitness since 1-22-17
kinda worked up to exercise and on 1-30-17 started a
routine of 21 machines that I can work in about 1hr.
I gained 3 lbs over the first 5 weeks of exercise.
 Now, I'm down 2 lbs from my peak of 167 lbs.
I'm trying to build muscle, this may be a trick to lose weight
and build muscle, but one of the listed advantages of the
5-2 diet is it doesn't waste muscle.
 One note; after 7 weeks I can see a definite change of muscle
definition around my shoulders and biceps. I stood in front of
a mirror and flexed, oh God, how embarrassing. :-)
I'm 62 yrs old, got my heart rate up to 134, yesterday
while using the machines, that's the highest I've seen it
since I started, I was working quick and did the workout in
less than 50 minutes. Usually peak at about 120 bpm.

 3-16-17  165 lbs
3-30-17  162.5 lbs  Seems like slow progress, but I'm working hard at building muscle, so maybe, I have less     
                              fat and more muscle. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  For now.
4-04-17  161.5 lbs
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #449 on: March 19, 2017, 08:28:47 AM »
Day 1 is today for me. Cutting out soda and only healthy meals. I miss chocolate already.

Current weight: 160.8 lbs
Goal weight: 130 lbs?
Goal date: September 26th 2017

I don't have a specific goal weight in mind, especially because I want to lose fat but gain muscle. It'll be mostly appearance based for me but initially, working on just losing weight. Goal date is set for when I have a trip planned. It's very roughly a pound a week so hopefully I can get ahead at the start and slack a little towards the end.