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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #600 on: May 21, 2017, 01:22:21 PM »

My doctor rescheduled to this Friday so I'm still waiting for the test results but I'm down to 147.6 after a very comfortable week of eating and moving well.

And even better, I've lost 2" off my waist!  That's the biggest deal for me in terms of changing my pre-diabetic profile.

Now my current pants are a bit baggy but the next size down is still a bit tight at the waist. Adding vanity to my health concerns for more motivation. :)


May 14 - 149.4.   :(   

The natural consequences of loosening up on healthy eating and consistent movement.  I had a little psychological rebellion and then indulged myself.

Strategy for this week?  Build more healthy treats into my diet to avoid the 'deprivation' excuse and self sabotage.

Will be getting my 3 month blood sugar test results on Friday.  Very interested in seeing those!


May 4 - 147.6.  Same weight for several days in a row.  Very happy with this after some upticks.
  I've also (finally!) lost a solid inch off my waist. That's harder than losing overall weight for me.

Keep on keeping on!


Last couple of weeks I seemed to be stuck around 150 and I was prepared to be philosophical about that.  As long as I'm eating healthily and am physically active, maybe that's my sustainable weight.

And then yesterday and the day before I was 147.8!  Today (April 30) I've ticked back up to 148.6 but still.  Feeling very encouraged that my plan of healthy, delicious meals, careful snacking, and vigorous walking hasn't yet hit bottom.  I've been aiming for 145 and that might be the bottom but we'll see. 

I'm losing .5lb or less per week so as not to shock my mental or physical systems and set up resistance.

Happy spring vibes to everyone on this thread!



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.

April 14 - 150.4!   After 2+ weeks of planes, trains, hotels, and restaurants, I'm pleased with that.  Now to buckle back down.

April 16 - 149.8. Goal for the week is to stay solidly in the 140's.

April 30 - 148.6

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #601 on: May 21, 2017, 08:20:19 PM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
22-Jan:  171 lbs
9-Feb:  173 lbs
11-Feb: 167 lbs
17-Feb: 167 lbs
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20-Mar: 175 lbs
27-Mar: 173 lbs
3-Apr: 170 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 170 lbs
17-Apr: 168.5 lbs
24-Apr: 167 lbs
01-May: 168.5
07-May: 165
14-May: 165
21-May: 163.5

I spent the week on travel, and would have been very happy with maintaining. I managed 2 fast days while traveling, so the loss isn't astonishing, but still a pleasant surprise.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #602 on: May 22, 2017, 06:52:25 AM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4

Slow progress, but I'll take it!  I'm focusing on diet first, then am going to work in the exercise portion.  With two young kids at home I don't want to try and take on too much too quickly and burn myself out.  Slow and steady wins the race, right??? 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #603 on: May 22, 2017, 01:53:36 PM »
Absolutely!
And I know for myself that if I lose weight quickly and dramatically, I will gain it back equally quickly and dramatically.  This time round I'm working on resetting "normal" eating to a healthy, sustainable level, exactly the way I work on resetting normal spending to a level in tune with my values.  I think of it as sneaking up on  myself. :)

The weight loss is slow and steady but, if all goes well, it should be permanent.

You're doing great!

5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4

Slow progress, but I'll take it!  I'm focusing on diet first, then am going to work in the exercise portion.  With two young kids at home I don't want to try and take on too much too quickly and burn myself out.  Slow and steady wins the race, right???

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #604 on: May 23, 2017, 08:33:50 PM »
Starting today [March 13]: 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.

I know I haven't checked in lately.

March 13: 86.3 kg
As of yesterday {10 weeks}: 84.7 kg
On track weight {10 weeks}: 84.2 kg

I am one pound short of where I should be to remain on track for losing 10% by the end of the year.  Obviously, this is worse than it seems because it is better to be ahead.  But, the weight is going in the right direction and is at least close to where it should be.  My workouts have improved and there is noticeable gains in strength and ability over the last 10 weeks.

So, I will keep on keeping on.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #605 on: May 24, 2017, 09:06:50 AM »
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
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0

5/23: 173.2   

Had a HUGE carb day on Sunday, with lots of processed food. More than I had planned. Backing off on junk since then is bringing the water weight off. (Was up to 176.4 for a day) Continuing to move forward, in a range I'm happy with! Maintaining!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #606 on: May 24, 2017, 09:12:33 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
191.2 4/8/17
190.2 4/15/17
190.0 4/22/17
193.0 4/29/17
191.8 5/6/17
192.8 5/12/17
189.8 5/20/17

I'm definitely in maintenance mode, though I'd like to get down to 180.  We have 2 vacations coming up, which if I can come out of those around 190 I'll be in good shape.  My definition of maintenance seems to consist of doing well throughout the week and then having a cheat weekend rather than just a cheat day.   

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #607 on: May 27, 2017, 06:38:12 AM »
                    weigh in    lost                total        10%
1/2/17..........(150.4)                                       (15.4)
1/7/17..........(149.8)....(-0.6)............(-0.6)     (14.8) 
1/17/17..........(148).....(-1.8).............(-2.4)    (13)
1/28/17.........(147.4)....(-0.6).............(-3)      (12.4)
2/3/17...........(147)......(-0.4).............(-3.4)    (12)
2/10/17.........(146.8)....(-0.2).............(-3.6)    (11.8)
2/17/17.........(146.4)....(-0.4).............(-4.0)    (11.4)
2/22/17.........(145.6)....(-0.8).............(-4.8)    (10.6)
3/4/17..........(145.2).....(-0.4).............(-5.2)    (10.2)
3/31/17........(144.8)......(-0.4).............(-5.6)    (9.8)
4/7/17.........(144.6)......(-0.2)..............(-5.8)    (9.6)
4/12/17........(143.6).....(-1.0)...............(-6.8)   (8.6)
4/20/17........(142.8).....(-0.8)...............(-7.6)    (7.8)
4/28/17........(142.2).....(-0.6)...............(-8.2)    (7.2)
5/5/17.........(140.8).....(-1.4)................(-9.6)    (5.8)
5/14/17........(140).......(-0.8)................(-10.4)    (5)
5/26/17.......(139.8).....(-0.2)................(-10.6)   (4.8)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #608 on: May 28, 2017, 07:14:05 AM »
I am failing mightily at this, but I'm trying to get back on track. 

I just started my gym membership up and I'm going twice a week - one day of legs (either glute/ham or quad heavy), and one day of upper body (chest/shoulder/bicep or back/tricep) plus at LEAST 5 minutes on the stairstepper.  I'm still in the "zomg, my muscles don't remember this and now I'm sore for 4 days" stage, but it's going well.

I also made myself accountable to my sister for my diet.  She is a bodybuilder and is GREAT at keeping to her prep diet, but she has the same willpower problems that I do, so she understands how stuff gets rationalized in my brain and is able to talk me out of things.  My main goal right now is to stop eating foods that I binge on, because once I get started, I eat the whole pint of ice cream, or the whole sleeve of crackers, or the whole bag of M&Ms.  I'm not at the point yet where I can portion it out into a "serving" and not go back for more, so I'm just completely avoiding, if I can. 

I was doing really really well for a week and a half, and then got derailed yesterday at MIL's house - she had "lunch" for us in the form of cherries, cashews, chips and dip, and a giant bag of M&Ms, and then an early dinner of lasagna and really really tasty french bread heated in the oven with melty butter...mmm.  I ate a prodigious amount of food, and I'm paying for it today.  I'm terribly gassy and bloated and bleary-eyed.  I didn't realize how much better I'd been feeling until I felt awful again.  It is good to know that eating well makes a difference, and this makes it much easier to get back on track.

Also, bright side, I "lost" 10 lbs from my bingey high of 153 at the beginning of this month once I started paying attention, so I'm back to the beginning, kind of.  I think around 140 is where it will get more difficult.  That seems to be my current set-point.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #609 on: May 28, 2017, 08:00:35 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
22-Jan:  171 lbs
9-Feb:  173 lbs
11-Feb: 167 lbs
17-Feb: 167 lbs
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20-Mar: 175 lbs
27-Mar: 173 lbs
3-Apr: 170 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 170 lbs
17-Apr: 168.5 lbs
24-Apr: 167 lbs
01-May: 168.5
07-May: 165
14-May: 165
21-May: 163.5
28-May: 163 - 165 ??

Hrmmmmm. Comparing like week to like week of the hormone profile, I've dropped weight. My pants fit better, my belt is comfortably on the next smallest hole, and the measuring tape shows progress. Even if I'm not dropping weight, I'm going through some recomp that's pleasing me mightily.

But the scale. THE SCALE is frustrating my quest for moar data. My home scale is a pretty cheap-o model. Hard to read, and inconsistent. I weight myself daily, marvel at it's variations, but use the scale at the gym for official weights. It's doctor's grade, and I love nudging the little weights around until the arm balances perfectly.

It's just that I haven't been to the gym in a couple weeks.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #610 on: May 28, 2017, 10:45:16 AM »
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.

So as expected, busy season was difficult and I wound up gaining 10.5 lbs, bringing me up to 200.5! Yikes! That is the heaviest I have ever been. Shortly after busy season ended, my wife and I decided to embark on a Whole 30 challenge, which we just completed. Overall we did very well. I lost 17 pounds to bring me down to 183.5 and my wife shed 10 lbs herself. We took a break the past few days, however we intend to give it another go around. We might go a bit relaxed on this one, allowing ourselves a guilty pleasure or two on Saturdays, but we haven't fully fleshed out our plan yet.

My goal still remains to get into the 160-165 range. I don't anticipate repeating the same level of loss as the previous month. But I am very determined to get there, so I know that as long as I stick to the plan, I will get there.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #611 on: May 28, 2017, 11:11:06 AM »
One goal met!  My doctor declares my blood sugar range as "normal".

Jan 21: 155.5lbs; waist 40";  blood sugar 6.8mmo/l
May 28: 147.6lbs; waist 38"; blood sugar 5.5mmo/l

I don't know if 140lbs is realistic for me (5'7", 60yo) but I'd like to be hovering below 145 and get the waist closer to 35".  Dropping the blood sugar a bit more wouldn't hurt, although the doc isn't worried.

The best thing is that I've really enjoyed this process and none of the changes I made were painful or unsustainable. Feeling very hopeful for a long term reset and not done yet!


Just learned my blood sugar is now 6.8 mmo/l with 7.0 being diabetic level so I'm in for 10% less weight, along with other changes like increased activity.

 I'm currently 155lbs so aiming for 140.

I eat a healthy diet but clearly the calories in / out ratio needs to change.  I'm going to focus on portion sizes; protein, carb, vegetable ratios on the plate; and keeping a food journal. Hate keeping a journal but I think tracking will be key for me.  Will help keep me honest!

I'll also walk at least 30 min per day, mostly as part of my commute, and add a couple of HIIT routines per week.

That all sounds so easy, doesn't it?  And yet...  Good thing I'm scared of my GP and want her approval when I test again in 3 months.

Good luck to us all!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #612 on: May 28, 2017, 11:32:03 PM »
Happy to report another 0.4 lbs down, for a total of 5.8. Sitting at 152, and so excited to see the other side of 150 coming; it's been a while! My jeans are much more comfortable and I've got my eye on the smaller jeans that haven't been out of the closet for far too long!

It appears that 0.4 lbs is my weekly number, so now at 151.6 . . . Chisel, chisel, chisel. I don't mind if it's slow; at least it's the right direction. I'm not feeling deprived or hungry and my motivation is staying strong.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #613 on: May 29, 2017, 01:34:40 AM »
Late to the party, but I'm also on a weightloss plan for 2017. Well, more like maintenance because I find it easy to lose weight - but inevitably gain it back on holidays. Currently down 7kg (15lbs-ish) fromy highest weight this year, with a healthy BMI (only just!). Currently 67kg/148lbs.

I've been usingy fitbit to track exercise & MFP for calories. Doing alright .. biggest downfall is overeating when Im bored.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #614 on: May 29, 2017, 08:50:47 AM »
Mar 13 {00 weeks}: 86.3 kg
May 22 {10 weeks}: 84.7 kg  [Goal: 84.2]
May 29 {11 weeks}: 83.6 kg  [Goal: 84.0]

On track today, but we all know how the scale bounces around.  In any case, moving in the right direction and in the range of acceptable weights for the goal.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #615 on: May 29, 2017, 08:12:01 PM »
I've been following this post diligently since I first started trying to lose weight in September and it's been awesome to see everyone's progress and determination. It reminds me of the lesson I learned when I quit smoking -- it doesn't matter if you fail one day, as long as you take up the fight again the next and never give up trying.

I've been steadily trending down, in a very slow fashion, which has been great as things started a little too fast in the beginning when my brain started it's old tricks and I found myself restricting in an unhealthy way. Now I don't track on MyFitnesssPal anymore but try to make healthy choices and not go crazy.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #616 on: May 31, 2017, 07:36:46 AM »
Usually weigh on Mondays, but being out of town caused a few day delay.

5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8

Still making slow progress!  And nice to know that all the wine and cheese I had over memorial day didn't derail me! 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #617 on: May 31, 2017, 08:39:21 AM »
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
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   

5/30: 174.2     Steady. :-)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #618 on: May 31, 2017, 07:10:17 PM »
Mar 16: net -4
Mar 23: net -3
Mar 30: net -3
Apr 6: net -3
Apr 13: net -5
Apr 18: net -6
Apr 25: net -5
May 3: net -6
May 11: net -6
May 18: net -5
May 31: net -6

ETA: my office has free food downstairs.  i am not going downstairs because i really want to break through this barrier.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #619 on: June 01, 2017, 07:49:28 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
04/10/17 - 254.1
05/11/17 - 253.4

06/01/17 - 255.0

Way overdue for an update post.  Progress stalled and I gained a bit as well.  I completely fell off the train for about two weeks.  Fell into some old habits of shitty food and little sleep.

Been back on track for a few days and feeling much better. 

Keep at it everyone!
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #620 on: June 04, 2017, 11:32:44 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
22-Jan:  171 lbs
9-Feb:  173 lbs
11-Feb: 167 lbs
17-Feb: 167 lbs
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20-Mar: 175 lbs
27-Mar: 173 lbs
3-Apr: 170 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 170 lbs
17-Apr: 168.5 lbs
24-Apr: 167 lbs
01-May: 168.5
07-May: 165
14-May: 165
21-May: 163.5
28-May: 163 - 165 ??
04-Jun: 162

Another week, another pound, or there abouts. I can anticipate hitting my 10% goal aroundy mid-July. Whoop!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #621 on: June 07, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
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
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     

6/6: 173.4 

 Still doing OK. Had some carb creep from some unplanned eats and treats, but being aware of it and being able to bring the 7 day average back down is helping! Keeps me on track. :-)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #622 on: June 10, 2017, 01:39:34 PM »
Happy to report another 0.4 lbs down, for a total of 5.8. Sitting at 152, and so excited to see the other side of 150 coming; it's been a while! My jeans are much more comfortable and I've got my eye on the smaller jeans that haven't been out of the closet for far too long!

It appears that 0.4 lbs is my weekly number, so now at 151.6 . . . Chisel, chisel, chisel. I don't mind if it's slow; at least it's the right direction. I'm not feeling deprived or hungry and my motivation is staying strong.

Last weekend I was exactly the same, which is always a bit disappointing (because the NUMBER ON THE SCALE!); however, I knew that I was on track and everything would be fine. And today I am down another 1.4, to 150.2. The 140s are in sight! Yessss.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #623 on: June 10, 2017, 02:40:13 PM »
Haven't been active on this thread lately, but wanted to share that for 12 days in a row now I've gotten in good, daily exercise, mostly lap swimming.  Since the pool opened I've been doing 20-30 laps just about every day (25m pool), and riding my bike for an hour on off days.  I had lost 5 lbs after a full week of this!  I've also gone gluten free and have been eating well, focusing on protein, fruits and veggies.  Apart from the weight loss, though, I'm feeling awesome.  Everything is so much more toned and strong now.  Good inspiration to keep going!  Usually what throws me off is illness or injury, so I'm just hoping to stay healthy and keep the momentum going.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #624 on: June 11, 2017, 08:04:07 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
22-Jan:  171 lbs
9-Feb:  173 lbs
11-Feb: 167 lbs
17-Feb: 167 lbs
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20-Mar: 175 lbs
27-Mar: 173 lbs
3-Apr: 170 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 170 lbs
17-Apr: 168.5 lbs
24-Apr: 167 lbs
01-May: 168.5
07-May: 165
14-May: 165
21-May: 163.5
28-May: 163 - 165 ??
04-Jun: 162
10-Jun: 163

Work travel. I made a lot of good food choices, but I started to overeat the last 2 days. Came back weighing 165. Getting back to my regular fast dropped me down to 163, but endocrine fuckery is about to commence. This is probably where I will stay until late June.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #625 on: June 13, 2017, 08:27:24 AM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0

Keep saying I'm going to work in exercise, but haven't done it yet.  With two young kids, sleep wins out over exercise right now...

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #626 on: June 13, 2017, 07:56:23 PM »
Still hanging out around 163. We have been stupid busy and haven't been paying much attention to what we are eating. Our lives should calm down after this next weekend. I'm pretty happy to be maintaining given our random food choices.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #627 on: June 14, 2017, 05:40:11 AM »
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
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4 

6/13: 172.6

Brought the 7 day average back down.  Getting to the point in the year where I started regaining the last couple of years.  I intend to keep chugging a steady one!


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #628 on: June 14, 2017, 08:45:17 AM »
Bounced off of my low number again.  Likely culprit is work snacks when I forgot to bring my snap peas to work exacerbated by eating bread & butter for dinner last night.  I have my snacks today, and the bread was really really good.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #629 on: June 14, 2017, 09:05:09 AM »
Late to the party, but I'm also in!

I gained a lot of weight very quickly this year and peaked at 182 lbs. I've been dieting for about a month and a half now and am down to about 173. So I've been losing about a pound per week. That puts me.... almost back to where I started the year at. So at least I lost what I gained.

I've had a short term goal of 169lbs, which is when my BMI goes from "obese" to "overweight". But I don't plan on stopping there. I used to be able to maintain my weight without doing anything or thinking about it, but now I am apparently old enough that weight gain is the default and I'll need to continue counting calories even if I just want to maintain.

A 10% loss would be a good longer term goal. It would put me at 155 lbs, which may or may not be doable by year end.

I've been doing pure CICO. I have too much of a sweet tooth, and am a vegetarian, so most of the specialty diets don't work for me.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #630 on: June 15, 2017, 03:41:47 AM »
Hello Mustachians! 
I've been fluctuating up and down 2-3 pounds all year. I'm going to join this forum hoping it will keep me accountable.  I'm  47 years old,  5'2" and 139 pounds.  My goal is 125.   
My biggest problem is that I've been suffering from shin splints off and on since November.  I'm getting serious about treatment, but I really need to focus on my diet. I can still bike and swim, although I haven't been doing much of either.
I'm signed up for a triathlon in July,  so that should give me some incentive.  Also, I do weight workouts maybe 2x per week,  which are helping my shape,  but it's kind of discouraging to step on the scale as muscle weighs more than fat.  I still feel the weights are worthwhile,  since I can't run, play tennis or walk excessively until my shins are better.
I'll post my weight weekly and might start measuring my waist.   That's my main trouble area!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #631 on: June 15, 2017, 10:00:28 AM »
fell off the wagon a while... i was maintaining in the mide 190s but when on the road for work for a week and blew back up to 210 ... back at 202 as of this morning.  probably in the 190s by next week.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #632 on: June 15, 2017, 12:58:55 PM »
I got pretty sick and a ton of work drama happened in May, making it very easy for me to fall off the wagon so quickly after I started.  Now, I am feeling much better and the dust is settling at work. I joined a gym that is only a couple blocks from work and was able to convince myself to get out of bed early on both Tuesday and Wednesday.  I was not able to go this morning or tomorrow morning but I am very excited to get into a routine.

May 2012: 188  Pants size 18
May 2013: 155  Pants size 10
May 2014: 215 <---few days before baby born
May 2015: 160 ish  Pants size 12
May 2016: 170 ish  Pants size 12

Starting weight for this challenge ... drum roll please ...
5/1   Weight: 205      Pants size: 16 (probably should go up to 18 but I hate shopping)
5/2   Weight: 197.4   Pants size: 16 <--- I did not lose 7-8 lbs, this is the scale that I will be using for regular weight ins.
5/9   Weight: 196.6   Pants size: 16
5/16 Weight: 195.4   Pants size: 16
6/15 Weight: 196.0   Pants size: 16

2017 goal:  Get pregnant and not eat everything I see
Ultimate goal: 140   Pants size: 6-8

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #633 on: June 16, 2017, 12:30:58 AM »
12/28 - 153
01/06 - 150
01/17 - 150
01/27 - 149
02/02 - 150
02/10 - 144
03/27 - 142
04/10 - 142
04/14 - 140
04/19 - 139
04/24 - 138
05/01 - 138
05/04 - 136
05/15 - 137
Goal:  133
6/15 - 137

Hanging in at 137. Just had arm surgery today. Broke my arm with bad bike crash .  Will be interesting to see if I can maintain with couple weeks of forced couch-potato life!


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #634 on: June 16, 2017, 07:34:42 AM »
fell off the wagon a while... i was maintaining in the mide 190s but when on the road for work for a week and blew back up to 210 ... back at 202 as of this morning.  probably in the 190s by next week.

I feel ya, I still haven't figured out how to handle traveling for work, which I do about 2 trips a month. 

I don't know how it is for you, but I am usually eating out 3 meals a day.  Breakfast is easy, eggs and bacon, just like at home.  The other meals I am usually taking customers out to lunch and dinner.  Even when I feel like I eat reasonably I still typically come home way up from when I left.  I think it has to do with a mixture of stress, poor sleep, lower activity levels, and probably very high amounts of salt in the food I am eating.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #635 on: June 17, 2017, 04:31:01 PM »
12/28 - 153
01/06 - 150
01/17 - 150
01/27 - 149
02/02 - 150
02/10 - 144
03/27 - 142
04/10 - 142
04/14 - 140
04/19 - 139
04/24 - 138
05/01 - 138
05/04 - 136
05/15 - 137
Goal:  133
6/15 - 137

Hanging in at 137. Just had arm surgery today. Broke my arm with bad bike crash .  Will be interesting to see if I can maintain with couple weeks of forced couch-potato life!


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #636 on: June 17, 2017, 05:57:48 PM »
Happy to report another 0.4 lbs down, for a total of 5.8. Sitting at 152, and so excited to see the other side of 150 coming; it's been a while! My jeans are much more comfortable and I've got my eye on the smaller jeans that haven't been out of the closet for far too long!

It appears that 0.4 lbs is my weekly number, so now at 151.6 . . . Chisel, chisel, chisel. I don't mind if it's slow; at least it's the right direction. I'm not feeling deprived or hungry and my motivation is staying strong.

Last weekend I was exactly the same, which is always a bit disappointing (because the NUMBER ON THE SCALE!); however, I knew that I was on track and everything would be fine. And today I am down another 1.4, to 150.2. The 140s are in sight! Yessss.

The 140s are here, the 140s are here!!! From 157.8 on Apr. 8 to 148.4 today - my delight is real. :) It's been a few years since I've been below 150, I think.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #637 on: June 18, 2017, 09:37:45 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
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20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166

I got mad, and kerbstomped my crappy home scale last wed. I'm now officially relying on the balance beam scale at the gym. It's always weighed me 4 lbs heavier than the home scale, so I've adjusted the numbers from March onward, for ease of book keeping. Down 13 lbs; 5 more to go. Still aimed towards a late July goal weight.

My current pants are too big in the waist and thighs. They're 36 inseam, but they were tight when I started so they're certainly stretched out. The one pair of 34" inseam pants I have are comfy when I stand, but too tight in the waist thighs when I sit. I need 35's, which only come on the internet, and might only fit for a few weeks. #dumbproblems.

We'll see how long until I break down, and by a better scale that connects to the Internet Of Things. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #638 on: June 25, 2017, 09:47:18 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
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20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5

Slow. Slow. Spent last week enduring a cold, and I was hoping for some non-exercise activity thermogenesis up in here. Either nope, or All The Snot Ever is negating the weight drop.

Didn't buy a scale!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #639 on: June 26, 2017, 12:28:48 PM »
I'm down to 266 as of this morning, from a beginning weight of 287, for a total drop of 9.3%.

I'm 6'6", so that gives me a BMI of 30, which the calculator tells me is "obese". Then again, I rode my bicycle 80 miles on Saturday, so I think I'm in decent shape anyway.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #640 on: June 26, 2017, 01:58:37 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2

Broke the 10 lb mark! Only 30 more to go...maybe 25....we will see.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #641 on: June 28, 2017, 09:20:32 AM »
It's official.  I hit 10.1% weight lost today!! That's despite being abroad for two weeks in June and not having great food choices.  Hoping that my upcoming vacation doesn't derail all the process, but now, I'll celebrate!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #642 on: June 28, 2017, 09:42:36 AM »
Hey, congratulations Secretly Saving. Hard effort, but totally worth it.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #643 on: June 28, 2017, 10:18:38 PM »
Thanks, Sailor Sam! 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #644 on: July 04, 2017, 02:29:56 PM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
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20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5

I've been eating to hunger, and not fasting, and letting some junk back into my diet. Beer and chips and bread. I seem to be able to wing holding steady by tolerating new levels of hunger. I was hoping I could wing a little more weight loss, but that seems to take plans and tracking.

The plateau was nice, and it's heartening to know I can plateau instead of yo-yo. But the nutritional choices have reinforced how much my digestion prefers non-manufactured foods, and I want to reach my goal of 10%. So it's time to get serious again.

Fasting today, and I dusted off my macro planning spreadsheet. Let's dive back in!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #645 on: July 05, 2017, 08:45:41 AM »
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
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2

7/4: 175.0

Back from vacation, was 177 on 7/3. Back on the wagon enough, hoping to see 173.X in the next week.  Accidentally modified and then deleted my post from last week.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #646 on: July 05, 2017, 09:55:38 AM »
Bounced off the low number again. Twice. It does feel like clothing is looking/feeling better, but that may just be psychological.

At least the fluctuations are closer to my low number rather than where I started.  I tried riding my bike to work today and not increasing my food intake, but by 930am my ears felt like they were plugged with cotton balls, so I had a packet of instant oatmeal.

This weekend we'll be up at the cottage and I won't have control over the food options. That plus the stress of being around family will make things difficult.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #647 on: July 05, 2017, 09:49:29 PM »
I unwittingly meet the challenge requirements on Monday.

Starting weight ~88kg (so target of 79.2kg to meet 10% loss), had New Years Eve weight and Jan 14th weights, missed the 1st of Jan as I was nowhere near a scale.

I'd been progressively dropping weight as I've been able to add cycling back into my exercise regime, my heaviest weight according to the app was 89.1kg in Sep 2016, and I've been tracking since Oct 2015.  I track it weekly via fitbit, but I'll just give the first weigh in for the month. 

New Years Eve: 88.1kg 23.8% BF
14JAN17: 88.2kg 23% BF
04FEB17: 86.8kg 21.6% BF
04MAR17: 86.3kg 21% BF
01APR17: 84.2kg 21.7% BF
06MAY17: 82.9kg 20.2% BF
03JUN17: 81.6kg 20.1% BF
01JUL17: 80.9kg 19.8% BF

One thing my fitbit app doesn't keep track of, but my scale does measure is muscle mass.  I've gone from 51kg of muscle mass to 55kg of muscle mass in the six months so far this year.

On Saturday just gone I caught gastro from one of the kids, who'd caught it from the birthday girl at a party she went to, and I dropped 3kgs in two days and weighed in at 77.9kg (~11% weight loss) on Monday morning.  So I've met the challenge, just not in a legitimate way ;)  I think it'll have a flow on effect for at least a couple of weeks where my weight will either stabilise or rise a bit as I've had to cut back on the cycling due to family commitments in getting the house ready for sale.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #648 on: July 06, 2017, 11:35:28 AM »
I'm down to 266 as of this morning, from a beginning weight of 287, for a total drop of 7.4%. (Corrected from original post)

I'm 6'6", so that gives me a BMI of 30, which the calculator tells me is "obese". Then again, I rode my bicycle 80 miles on Saturday, so I think I'm in decent shape anyway.

264 as of this morning - 8.1% down.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #649 on: July 10, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0