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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #450 on: March 19, 2017, 10:57:02 AM »

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I don't know why, but I have been craving McDonald's hotcakes.

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.

I'm not surprised.

I stopped eating all fast food, grocery store, and TV dinner ground beef many years ago. But last summer I was craving McDonald's fries. The crave for fries stuck for weeks, so I decided to indulge it. I got two large fries (and nothing else) and brought it home with plenty of salt and ketchup.

The first few bites were treat, but well before I was finished eating I was noticing an off taste. The off taste was followed by an even worse aftertaste. I had no more fry cravings, and no doubt I am better off.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #451 on: March 19, 2017, 11:33:21 AM »
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Very disappointed with this week's result. I did another two day fast, but failed to lose any weight. That said, I am hopeful and at least somewhat confident that I am losing fat and gaining muscle weight.

I have been weight lifting much more than earlier this year. Due to twin rotator cuff injuries, for the last two years I had been doing nothing at all to maintain upper body strength. Last month I started off with some super light standing presses, and have been working my way up with weight and the number of repetitions. And daily work outs, instead of every second day. Thankfully, no new shoulder pain from the exercise. Just the usual night and morning pain that I have become accustomed to.

I noticed a substantial increase in upper body strength yesterday, when I took my cheap (and heavy) 24 year old K-Mart bicycle off of and then back on to its ceiling hook (I was installing a nice new and comfy seat) in the garage. Partly due to the awkwardness and partly due to the weight, it used to be just a little bit of a struggle to get it on and off the hook. But yesterday, it felt feather light. Which makes me think I have gained some muscle.

The weather is decent today so I think I will try out the new seat on a nice ride.

For the upcoming week, I am thinking of an every other day fast schedule of Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The only back to back eating days will be Sunday and Monday.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #452 on: March 19, 2017, 11:37:45 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%.

Very inspiring and well done, John Doe!
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #453 on: March 19, 2017, 03:09:28 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.

150.4 today  OK - sad to be back over 150 but good drop from last Sunday and the week before.  The whole picture as of Sundays below.  I'm trying to sneak up on my metabolism so slow and steady is the name of the game and that's how it's turning out.   

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4
March 5- 152.8
March 12 - 152.2
March 19 - 150.4

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #454 on: March 20, 2017, 11:30:24 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
3/4/17: 150.7, 36.7% BF, 27.6 BMI
3/10/17: 151.7, 35.9% BF, 27.8 BMI
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI

3/20/17: 150.6 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.5 BMI

Here's the really frustrating thing for me, Tuesday I was at 148.4 and then yesterday I got up to 153.  I was so happy to see that 4 again, Tuesday was a totally normal day for me in terms of 4HB eating, in fact I probably ate less than I usually do and still ended up at 150.4 Wednesday morning.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #455 on: March 20, 2017, 10:05:36 PM »
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
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI

3/20/17: 150.6 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.5 BMI

Here's the really frustrating thing for me, Tuesday I was at 148.4 and then yesterday I got up to 153.  I was so happy to see that 4 again, Tuesday was a totally normal day for me in terms of 4HB eating, in fact I probably ate less than I usually do and still ended up at 150.4 Wednesday morning.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #456 on: March 21, 2017, 06:08:40 AM »
when is your cheat day.  it should take ~ 3days to get back to where you were the previous week.  maybe 4 days.  then you drop the following days.  for example i cheated Saturday and when i woke up i was 192.4... Today Tuesday I am 194.8.  Tomorrow i wont be able to weigh myself since i'll be traveling for business but i will likely be 192-193 again.  and then i'll drop another 2-3 lbs the last 3 days of the week.  the day after cheat day i gain around 5 lbs give or take. mostly do to overeating and water weight.

1 thing to note though if you arent getting enough protein as you indicated you ate less it can be detrimental.  also you should be drinking lots of water since you arent eating things that hold water in your system well. 

2 most important things 30 grams of P within in 30 mins of waking and lots of water. 
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #457 on: March 21, 2017, 06:27:10 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #458 on: March 21, 2017, 07:06:36 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

well see you're back to your lowest weight on a tuesday.  To get accurate readings i feel you must use your Saturday AM reading each week to truly know where you are at.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #459 on: March 21, 2017, 07:17:28 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

well see you're back to your lowest weight on a tuesday.  To get accurate readings i feel you must use your Saturday AM reading each week to truly know where you are at.

Yea that makes sense.  I just need to work on not being discouraged I guess.  Maybe I should take a page out of Landlady's book and use measurements instead of weight to track.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #460 on: March 21, 2017, 07:21:18 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

well see you're back to your lowest weight on a tuesday.  To get accurate readings i feel you must use your Saturday AM reading each week to truly know where you are at.

Yea that makes sense.  I just need to work on not being discouraged I guess.  Maybe I should take a page out of Landlady's book and use measurements instead of weight to track.

how much are you working out?  the diet is designed for minimal exercise.  ideally just some kettlebell swings.  over exercise has hurt some people's results as well.   
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #461 on: March 21, 2017, 08:58:11 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

well see you're back to your lowest weight on a tuesday.  To get accurate readings i feel you must use your Saturday AM reading each week to truly know where you are at.

Yea that makes sense.  I just need to work on not being discouraged I guess.  Maybe I should take a page out of Landlady's book and use measurements instead of weight to track.

how much are you working out?  the diet is designed for minimal exercise.  ideally just some kettlebell swings.  over exercise has hurt some people's results as well.

Little to none at this point.  I do my squats and wall pushes, but I'm lucky if I even get 4,000 steps on my fitbit in a day.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #462 on: March 21, 2017, 09:33:38 AM »
This thread speaks to me - so hi! I hope it's okay to jump in a few months into the challenge.

According to my scale, I've lost .05% of my starting body weight since late Nov (Thanksgiving morning), and 1/2 inch off my waist. My progress has been modest, but then....so has my effort.

Over the past few weeks I've put real effort in to reducing my portions and increasing my water intake.  I'm making sure to take walks around my office campus on days when the weather allows for it (usually 3 days/week). I feel better, and I figure it will start to show it my measurements if I keep it up.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #463 on: March 21, 2017, 09:41:16 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

well see you're back to your lowest weight on a tuesday.  To get accurate readings i feel you must use your Saturday AM reading each week to truly know where you are at.

Yea that makes sense.  I just need to work on not being discouraged I guess.  Maybe I should take a page out of Landlady's book and use measurements instead of weight to track.

how much are you working out?  the diet is designed for minimal exercise.  ideally just some kettlebell swings.  over exercise has hurt some people's results as well.

Little to none at this point.  I do my squats and wall pushes, but I'm lucky if I even get 4,000 steps on my fitbit in a day.

it should work pretty well then.  and it appears to be if you're at 148.4 today.  i'd expect to see another couple pounds minimum come off this week. since you have 4 days of healthy eating left. i'm alot bigger and until i get into normal BMI i shread about 5 lbs a week on this.  i'm down to about 2 now that i'm getting really close to the middle of my normal BMI range.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #464 on: March 21, 2017, 09:44:36 AM »
Cheat day is Saturday. I'm getting my 30g of protein in the morning but maybe I'm not getting enough the rest of the day.  Today, I woke up and was at 148.2.  I'm usually pretty good about water but haven't been lately, work's been a little nutso and remembering to get up and fill my cup has been harder.

well see you're back to your lowest weight on a tuesday.  To get accurate readings i feel you must use your Saturday AM reading each week to truly know where you are at.

Yea that makes sense.  I just need to work on not being discouraged I guess.  Maybe I should take a page out of Landlady's book and use measurements instead of weight to track.

how much are you working out?  the diet is designed for minimal exercise.  ideally just some kettlebell swings.  over exercise has hurt some people's results as well.

Little to none at this point.  I do my squats and wall pushes, but I'm lucky if I even get 4,000 steps on my fitbit in a day.

it should work pretty well then.  and it appears to be if you're at 148.4 today.  i'd expect to see another couple pounds minimum come off this week. since you have 4 days of healthy eating left. i'm alot bigger and until i get into normal BMI i shread about 5 lbs a week on this.  i'm down to about 2 now that i'm getting really close to the middle of my normal BMI range.

I'll keep pushing through.  Thanks for the support.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #465 on: March 24, 2017, 10:20:49 AM »
I finally have forced myself to behave and have a small movement to report.  I haven't really kept a history because I have been slacking up until now.  So, I will start the history today.

12/15/17 - Started at 163
1/1/17 - 160
3/22/17 - 158.50.

4.5lbs, which is 2.8% so far.  Small change but it is a step in the right direction. 

I had so many false starts but now I am really onboard. 


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #466 on: March 24, 2017, 10:54:34 AM »
My Friday pre-weekend self-motivation post:

March 24 - 149.4 

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4
March 5- 152.8
March 12 - 152.2
March 19 - 150.4
March 26 - 149.0??


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #467 on: March 24, 2017, 11:00:02 AM »
work travel week included too much sushi pizza and drinks.  probably about a 1.5 week setback based on past experiences.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #468 on: March 24, 2017, 11:19:47 AM »
Forgot to update this week!

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

3/21: 178.8

Seems like my stall has stopped, and weight coming back off. Saw 177.4 last night, which puts me just over a 10% loss!
 Had a bike race last Sunday, which I added about 75g of carbs back in for that day. Next race isn't until April 15th or so. Probably right around then is when I will start tapering carbs back in, assuming I'm maybe 175-6 lbs or so at that time, if not a bit lower.  Then, the REAL challenge starts for me, MAINTAINING. Want to keep under 180 lbs.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #469 on: March 24, 2017, 12:36:36 PM »
This week started off well, and then went downhill with eating out.  So I am +1 lb from the week.  I considered doing an 'every two week', but the whole point of my being on the thread is being accountable.

Mar 16 - down 4lbs (net -4)
Mar 23 - up 1lbs (net -3)

I know this approach is working, because I'm only up 1 after four days in a row of outside food instead of 2 or 3.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #470 on: March 25, 2017, 06:39:40 AM »
1/28- 310
2/4-   306
2/11- 306
2/18- 303
2/25- 303
3/18- 301
3/25- 300

I was hoping to see the 2 this week. Just keep swimming!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #471 on: March 26, 2017, 05:35:50 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%.

Down another pound this week to 262.  32 lbs down to date.  Got sick with a cold that I am still battling so did not get in any exercise. Also my food choices could have been better so the one pound loss is a little surprising but I will take the gift. I have had as a goal to get to 258 prior to a trip to Paris in two weeks (to celebrate semi retirement as of April 1) but that might be a bit of a stretch but I'll give it a try.  Now to get rid of this cold. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #472 on: March 26, 2017, 05:48:17 AM »
3/5     291.2 (start)
3/12   286.8
3/19   281.8
3/26   279.0

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #473 on: March 26, 2017, 02:42:21 PM »

My Friday pre-weekend self-motivation post:

March 24 - 149.4 

Jan 21 - 155.5
Jan 28 - 154.5
Feb 12 - 153
Feb 19 - 151.6
Feb 26 - 151.4
March 5- 152.8
March 12 - 152.2
March 19 - 150.4
March 26 - 149.0??


March 26 - 150.4

I'll be travelling till just before Easter.  Activity level will be high but meals will be irregular and no access to scales.  This will be a good test of my ability to at least maintain 150 during non-routine times.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #474 on: March 26, 2017, 03:32:39 PM »
How many here are diligently planning diets, counting calories, weighing their foods in their meals they prep, etc? I'm more of a bodybuilder and usually spend most of my time trying to gain weight (far harder than cutting, done right) but last year I decided to diet and cut weight for a long period for the first time ever, and it went 100% as planned as I did exactly what I stated above. I had a cheat meal each weekend, but it was out for like a big seared fish filet and veggies and a beer (maybe a little ice cream, my weakness). You're an way off base if you make your cheat meals like a large pizza or some other 2000 calorie meal just because you "stuck to your diet all week" which far too many people do. 

If you can do math and have discipline, there's virtually no secret to losing weight unless you have a medical condition in which should be addressed by a doctor (this is like 1% of people although it seems like 25% of people claim it lol)

First, one lb of fat generally equates to about 3500 calories. So, to lose a lb of fat a week you need to be in roughly a 500 calorie per day deficit, two lbs a week, double that. Unless someone is very obese I wouldn't recommend anyone aim to lose more than 2-3 lbs a week, and even 3 lbs you should probably be burning some of those calories through extra cardio so you're stilling getting some nutrition.

To start, you need to figure out about what your base metabolic rate is (how many calories it takes your body to maintain). Most average inactive women I'd GUESS are around 1800, while most average inactive men are probably closer to 2500. Mind you, the average US person seems to be a bit fat.

Weighing daily will just frustrate most people as there are a million factors into play. How much water are you retaining, when did you last use the restroom, have you had more salt lately, etc. I like to weigh on mondays and Thursday's. Monday's, because I usually had my reasonable cheat meal Saturday, and Thursday, because that's after 4 solid days of sticking to my diet.

Also, if you're losing drastically as you have a lot to lose, you'll have to continue cutting calories over time as your base metabolic rate will drop some. Not a lot, but a bit just depending on circumstances.

Anyways, this is a rough outline of the science of exactly how to lose weight. I started at 5'10 and about 220 in January last year and ended at about 188 and probably 7-8% BF  over the course of around 4 months. A steady 1-3 lb weight loss a week, which was my goal. I kept my calories at about 1880 per day with a reasonable cheat meal Saturday, 3 days a week weights followed by 20-30 mins of pretty intense cardio.

Of course, then there's the whole "where are you getting your calories from" which is a different story entirely. The number on the scale is directly related to the number of calories, whether they come from ice cream or fish and potatoes. However, how you FEEL, how you stay full (with complex carbs vs simple) and how much muscle mass you retain, is directly related to where those calories come from. 500 calories in oatmeal will be far healthier and keep you full far longer than 500 calories in ice cream, as the ice cream will send your blood sugar crashing, thus creating more hunger.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #475 on: March 26, 2017, 05:59:17 PM »
How many here are diligently planning diets, counting calories, weighing their foods in their meals they prep, etc?

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This is an excellent run down of the common sense science and practice behind effective weight loss.  You'll be glad to know that it's not news to many or most people on this thread.   :)

Ah but if it were just that easy...

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #476 on: March 26, 2017, 06:54:45 PM »
How many here are diligently planning diets, counting calories, weighing their foods in their meals they prep, etc?

....

This is an excellent run down of the common sense science and practice behind effective weight loss.  You'll be glad to know that it's not news to many or most people on this thread.   :)

Ah but if it were just that easy...

Great to hear! So how many calories are you eating each day to achieve your 15 lbs weight loss goal that I assume you're aiming to complete in 18 more weeks?

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #477 on: March 26, 2017, 06:56:39 PM »
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #478 on: March 27, 2017, 10:24:22 AM »
Still successful having cut out basically all sugar - no fruits, cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream etc. 
A vacation though meant that I'm sitting in the same spot I was before... 
Considering looking at ketogenic diet and cutting out the carbs to jumpstart things again.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #479 on: March 27, 2017, 10:26:14 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
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/20/17: 150.6 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.5 BMI

3/27/17: 149.9 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.4 BMI

Woo finally progress on a Monday.  I know I should realistically stick with Saturday morning weigh-ins to keep track but I like the consistency.  I didn't go too crazy on cheat day except for some tequila.  This weekend will be tough because I have a work conference where a good portion of it is devoted to eating and drinking.  Going to do my best to make smart 4HB choices Thursday/Friday.  Planning to pack snacks so I'm not tempted.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #480 on: March 27, 2017, 10:29:22 AM »
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191  December 24
188  January 01
185  January 08
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184  January 29
181  February 05
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176  March 12
176  March 19
176  March 26
Stuck at 176. Bummer!

Your January 29 self would be happy being off of the 184/185 plateau.  :)  You've done it before, you'll do it again.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #481 on: March 27, 2017, 10:37:19 AM »
How many here are diligently planning diets, counting calories, weighing their foods in their meals they prep, etc?

....

This is an excellent run down of the common sense science and practice behind effective weight loss.  You'll be glad to know that it's not news to many or most people on this thread.   :)

Ah but if it were just that easy...

Great to hear! So how many calories are you eating each day to achieve your 15 lbs weight loss goal that I assume you're aiming to complete in 18 more weeks?

You may be assuming more than I am.  :)    I don't currently track calories.  I've done so in the past and tracking is really important to get a base line on calories, portion sizes, food choices, etc. in order to create that calories in/calories out deficit.  Food journaling is similarly helpful.  That knowledge is the foundation of my current "holistic life satisfaction" approach.  When I'm happy with my level of activity and food choices, I'll be at my ideal weight.  Probably between 140 and 145 and it will take whatever time it takes at a .5-1lb loss per week.  This is similar to a past Weight Watchers Core program approach.   They moved away from it, probably because it is hard (and maybe not a good business model lol) but the idea was to normalize eating and exercise and make good choices second nature.

This is how we approach finances as well. DH and I only track expenses closely from time to time in order to reset our base line for a happy life. I find ongoing close tracking of expenses or calories counter-productive to my goals - and my personality.  I enjoy tracking at intervals, but not as a lifestyle.  :)  Not to say that tracking money, calories, and time isn't helpful in highlighting where all of these might be going towards crap.  :)

Everyone's mileage varies, of course, and I've been enjoying the different philosophies and tactics that people have been applying on this thread.

Onward and upward...er...downward!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #482 on: March 27, 2017, 11:56:36 AM »
I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm in. My highest weight in the past 15 years was 195, lowest 155. After a long, stable stint in the 175-180 range, after this winter I'm currently flirting with 190. I'd like to shoot for 160 by the end of 2017.

I have a feeling things will become much easier when I start bike commuting again (I want about 10 more degrees in the AM before I venture out again), but for now I simply plan to pay more attention to portion control, stop randomly snacking at home, and try to get in more long walks with the dog.

I was a yoga fanatic a year ago, and stopped going to my studio due to wanting to save money, thinking I'd just do yoga at home. Well that never happened, so I think this year I'm going to bike commute for as long as possible and switch over to yoga in the winter to avoid another winter-weight debacle.

I once lost a rather amazing 40lbs over the course of a year. I figure for a 30lb loss I'd better target 1lb per week, so that puts me into November. My employer does health assessments right around that time, so that will be a good time to assess my progress and compare to 2016's assessment.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #483 on: March 27, 2017, 01:33:31 PM »
My numbers are flat. I've been eating terribly. We're building a house and it feels like all I eat now is frozen pizza in order to keep up with work and building. I have a precious few hours today to cook stuff so I made a beef bone broth so I can fast easier when I'm not painting or tiling.
My silver lining here is that even though I'm eating like crap I'm not gaining back. Holding steady can be a form of progress. Right?!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #484 on: March 27, 2017, 03:56:29 PM »

12/28 - 153
01/06 - 150
01/17 - 150
01/27 - 149
02/02 - 150 -  2% down
02/10 - 144
03/27 - 142 - 7% down

Goal:  137

I seem to have lost several updates, but no worries as progress is painfully slow. Glad I have my starting point though as a good reminder that I am 10lb down since start of the year! Over the last month I have changed my diet significantly by trying to to eat  low carb, high fat (LCHF).  I would prefer to eat pizza, but right now feeling good with stabilized carb cravings.  Goal for this week: move the needle to 139/140.



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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #485 on: April 01, 2017, 04:52:59 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.

#NSNG

Down to 211 lbs.  Didn't make 210 by the end of the month but I'll take 28 lbs total.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #486 on: April 01, 2017, 08:32:05 PM »
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
3/21: 178.8

3/28: 178.0

Happy with this. Have been sick for most of the past week, so not sure if that's holding in water weight, or lowering weight a bit, or having no effect.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #487 on: April 02, 2017, 05:44:57 AM »
Down 2 this week to 260.  34 lbs gone in total. Really pleased with progress.  Next goal is 240 by the end of June.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #488 on: April 02, 2017, 08:34:57 AM »
Down 2 this week to 260.  34 lbs gone in total. Really pleased with progress.  Next goal is 240 by the end of June.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #489 on: April 02, 2017, 05:48:46 PM »
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176  March 12
176  March 19
176  March 26

175  April 02

Only one pound lost, but I'll take it. I fasted three days last week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), worked out every day, bicycled most days, and bicycled 14 miles today.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #490 on: April 03, 2017, 07:10:05 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
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/20/17: 150.6 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/27/17: 149.9 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.4 BMI

4/3/17: 147.4 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27 BMI

The scale felt good this morning, though I wasn't totally expecting this. I spent Thursday to yesterday at a resort with my coworkers, sitting all day and drinking/eating all night.  This is my lowest number of the year so far and it's really motivating to keep this going.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #491 on: April 03, 2017, 07:41:31 AM »
Mar 16 - down 4lbs (net -4)
Mar 23 - up 1lbs (net -3)

Mar 30 - no movement (net -3)

I was down earlier in the week, but I'm holding to the weekly check-in day & time.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #492 on: April 03, 2017, 08:27:33 AM »
192.0 March 27
189.6 April 3

Not a huge amount of progress in one week, but I'll take it. Gotta start somewhere. I was very diligent with tracking calories and doing 30 minute daily walks last week, and started doing planks and crunches with the hubs. The weekend kind of blew up my routine though, but I'll hopefully get better at managing that. Choosing to do a weekly weigh-in on Monday morning will hopefully keep me honest.

Great progress everyone, you have inspired me :)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #493 on: April 03, 2017, 10:59:32 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
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/20/17: 150.6 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/27/17: 149.9 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.4 BMI

4/3/17: 147.4 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27 BMI

The scale felt good this morning, though I wasn't totally expecting this. I spent Thursday to yesterday at a resort with my coworkers, sitting all day and drinking/eating all night.  This is my lowest number of the year so far and it's really motivating to keep this going.

Good work 4hb is pretty amazing isn't it
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #494 on: April 03, 2017, 11:10:25 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
3/13/17: 150.1 lbs, 36.1% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/20/17: 150.6 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.5 BMI
3/27/17: 149.9 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27.4 BMI

4/3/17: 147.4 lbs, 37.5% BF, 27 BMI

The scale felt good this morning, though I wasn't totally expecting this. I spent Thursday to yesterday at a resort with my coworkers, sitting all day and drinking/eating all night.  This is my lowest number of the year so far and it's really motivating to keep this going.

Good work 4hb is pretty amazing isn't it

It really is, I did pretty well over the weekend with food choices other than pizza the one night because it was our only option.  I was worried that the bourbon wouldn't help things but here we are. Going to push it even more now.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #495 on: April 04, 2017, 11:18:24 AM »
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

Checked in at 168 this weekend.  13 lbs dropped in as many weeks, ~7% body weight.  I don't like tracking calories super closely but still estimate reasonably, I'm averaging around 1700-1800/day (usually a couple 1200 days during the week and one 3000 during the weekend) which is right in line with 1lb per week loss.  I've been slightly more physically active but still dealing with an injured wrist so nothing intense.  I'm back up to 3-4 caffeinated beverages per week and would like to cut back down to 1 max.

I'm going to miss my goal my first goal by 5 or so lbs but it's okay, slow and steady has been fitting with my current lifestyle nicely.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #496 on: April 04, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
took a couple weekends off.  long 4-5 cheats in a row.  now back to it first time i've seen over 200 in the morning on a scale.  Not discouraged as i know the power of 4hb.  i think i'll be sitting aroudn 195 at week end and we'll do a minor cheat day with a lot of physical labor landscaping so it should be a new record or close to 192 by the end of next week.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #497 on: April 04, 2017, 11:49:00 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 3/11/17
192.0 3/18/17
193.2 3/25/17
189.8 4/1/17

Really need to buckle down for the next 2 months to get down to 180 for a June vacation.  On track so far this week.  Found a nice Cabernet Sauvignon at Aldi that is 4HB compliant for like $3.00/ bottle.  Not a big wine guy but during the week it helps curb my beer / whiskey craving.  I may have a problem.  :/   

Still need to try making those black bean chips.  I bought dry black beans and haven't had the motivation to grind them up as yet. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #498 on: April 04, 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
My weight has been pretty stable for the past month, but I've taken an inch off my waist and hips each, so I'll take that for the progress it is. Hooray, progress!

Also, I can "shop" in my closet a bit more, now; some clothes fit now that I couldn't wear in Nov./Dec. :)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #499 on: April 05, 2017, 05:12:49 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
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0

4/4: 176.2

More progress!  Over the next few weeks, as I get into the bike racing season,  I'll be adding more carbs back in a bit.  Hoping to still lose a few more lbs, but as long as I'm under 180, I'm happy.