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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1750 on: July 10, 2017, 07:26:02 AM »
Two weeks late on my updates but...life. ha

You guys are all doing awesome!
Elaine amj: How are you figuring your trend weight? Apologies if you explained it earlier!

6/5: 147
6/13: 145 lbs
6/19: 143 lbs
6/26: 141 lbs


7/3: 140 lbs
7/10: 139 lbs

I bit the bullet and joined a gym to get the last few lbs off and to tone up. I'm going 4x/week at 5am. I have no motivation by the time evening rolls around and so if i'm going to do it I just need to do it in the morning. I'm interested to see if my weight plateaus because of added muscle.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1751 on: July 10, 2017, 09:56:16 AM »
Week1: -3
Week2: -5
Week3: -6
Week4: -7
Week5: -9
Week6: -11
Week7:-12
week8:-13
week9:-14
week10: -15
Week11:-16
Week12:-18
Week13-15:-19
Week16:-21
Week17:-22

Week18:-24
Week19:-26
Week20:-28

A few good weeks, and I hit 15% bodyweight lost!
I bit the bullet and have been exercising on the treadmill indoors.  It's getting easier with time and at least I can watch Netflix.  It's a harder workout on the incline than outdoors so I'm done faster.  About 8 weeks until the weather lets me back outside.  I want to lose another 17 pounds so I might be at maintenance by then.

Even though I'm pushing through, I'm feeling diet fatigue.  I'm worried that I won't be able to maintain any more weight lost so why bother? But I'd like to try, at least.  If I bounce up 5-10 pounds, it's better to bounce from a lower weight.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1752 on: July 10, 2017, 10:33:42 AM »


First Tuesday of the month check in (backposting from the beginning of the month). :

2016
January 4: 153.0
February 1: 147.2
March 7: 140.2
April 4: 135.8
May 2: 134.8
June 7: 133.0
July 5: 132.2
August 2: 130.2
September 6: 128.8
October 4: 124.6
November 1: 124.6
December 6: 123.4

2017
January 3: 127.8
February 7: 122.8
March 7: 123.0
April 4: 123.0
May 2: 122.6
June 6: 129.4
July 3: 131.0

Yuck. Need to head in the other direction. I give myself a C+ for my eating/tracking right now. I'm not being great about it, but I'm not completely off the rails either. Onward!


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Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1753 on: July 10, 2017, 11:47:45 PM »
@Crystal I like TrendWeight because I can login from my desktop or my phone. I manually input my weight every day on a fitbit app/website which I sync with TrendWeight (and My Fitness Pal). Then trendweight just does the math :)

@rockstache Noooooo...u can do this!! U are my inspiration and we are all totally rooting for you!!

I have to say, I have surprised myself for the past 2 days. I am currently spending time visiting a bunch of cool places, including very cool restaurants for work.This means I have the opportunity to eat a lot of very good (and free) food. I am enjoying myself and not restricting - but am actually not eating anywhere near as much as I expected.

Today I had
Breakfast - matcha muffin, cookie, iced caramel macchiato
Lunch - grilled calamari (I turned down the entree)
Snack - smoothie
Dinner - half dozen fried calamari, beef short rib with potatoes, white chocolate bark and half a small slice of key lime cheesecake (just because I felt like I had enough).

So a lot of food but I shocked myself because I usually gorge myself at these things. I was content when I had enough and didn't feel the urge to eat more just because I could. That was seriously cool.


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1754 on: July 11, 2017, 07:41:59 AM »
Friday Weigh-In:

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs
March 3:    154 lbs   
March 10: 151.6
March 17: 150.6
March 24: 150.2
April 3: 149.4
April 7: 148.2
April 14: 147.8
April 21: 147.2
April 28: 147.2
May 8: 143.8
May 13: 145
May 25: 144
June 2: 143.8
June 9: 143.6
June 16: 142.8
June 30: 144.6
July 11: 146.8

Sad Trombone Sound! My in-laws decided to splurge on food while we were at their house instead of the usual healthy food. My FIL made decadent meals w/coordinating cocktails and a new dessert every. single. day.

This week will be about intense concentration for me- I'm travelling for work for a couple of days and then next week I'm taking a mini trip with my mom (the focus of which was supposed to be food!).  I will be relying on my work travel recipe for success: Soup, salad, Sashimi and I cannot stray!

@rockstache - I know that feeling of weight creeping back up is frustrating, but also look at your start weight. You are still doing fantastically and we all know that you can do this!

@runrooster - you are doing wonderfully!

@izybat- I'm doing the uber frugal month challenge too (though I haven't actually posted in the thread). DH and I just made a commitment to buy no more drinks (DH loves a manhattan a few nights a week while he works on lesson plans and I love Pimms in the summer.)

Congrats to everyone else who is kicking butt and welcome to the new folks to the thread.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1755 on: July 12, 2017, 05:07:29 PM »
Starbright I'm so sorry to admit that I laughed at your "sad trombone sound," right out loud. Thanks for your encouragement, you're so right, I have come a long way and I'm not giving up! 122.8 I'm coming for you again!! You're doing really well too. If someone made me a meal with matching cocktail and dessert, I promise you I would have put on more than 2 lbs!!

Thanks Elaine amj....I think it's time for you to be the inspiration. Your activity level is something I can only dream about! I love hearing that you are eating what you want to without overdoing it, great job!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1756 on: July 15, 2017, 06:54:35 AM »
Friday weigh-in:

Jan 1: 139.6 lbs...Jan 6: 137.8 lbs....Jan 13: 139.2 lbs...Jan 20: 138 lbs.....Jan 27: 139.2 lbs
Feb 3: 138.6 lbs...Feb 10: 142 lbs.....Feb 17: 141.2 lbs...Feb 23: 140.4 lbs
Mar 3: 140.2 lbs...Mar 13: 144.6 lbs..Mar 16: 143.8 lbs...Mar 23: 140.8 lbs..Mar 30: 141.2 lbs
Apr 7: 139.2 lbs...Apr 14: 139.2 lbs..Apr 21: 138.4 lbs...Apr 28: 139.6 lbs
May 5: 136.6 lbs..May 12: 135 lbs....May 19: 135.7 lbs...May 26: 135.8 lbs
Jun 2: 135.4 lbs...June 9: 134 lbs.....Jun 16: 131.8 lbs...June 23: 132 lbs.....June 30: 130.8 lbs
July 7: 130.8 lbs...July 12: 129.2 lbs

Start weight: 139.6 lbs
Weight lost: 10.4 lbs
Goal weight: 130 lbs

Well, getting food poisoning/stomach flu wasn't a recommended way to lose weight. Been sick since Tuesday. It's now Saturday and am still not 100%. Barely ate any food from Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday I finally felt hungry and ate enthusiastically. But have had stomach issues after each meal :( Think I am going to eat extremely lightly today (ie maybe a few pieces of dry toast at various times).

I weighed in on Wednesday last and was 129.2. Likely am lighter by now (Saturday) considering how little food I have eaten.

Looking for every silver lining possible. It was my birthday this week PLUS I'm tent camping with my favourite friends in my favourite Ontario park. Sucks to be sick. Oh well, we are still having fun :) And after we say goodbye to our friends on Sunday, we drive on to cottage country for a week in a beautiful cottage on a riverbank.


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1757 on: July 15, 2017, 11:53:00 AM »
My mind is finally back on track. I tracked everything I ate this week (well, 95% of it anyway), and I managed to lose 3.8 lbs! That's awesome considering I had regained close to 12 lbs in the last six weeks. It's super nice to be going in the right direction again.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1758 on: July 15, 2017, 02:56:02 PM »
Aww Elaine amj! I was just gearing up to throw you a celebratory post about getting under your goal when I read the rest of it. Sick on your birthday is no fun - I'm really sorry.

I think you should get better as soon as you can and then eat cake.

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« Reply #1759 on: July 16, 2017, 12:42:42 AM »
@izybat Yayyyy That is soo awesome!! I know exactly what it is like to pile on weight so quickly and then struggle to lose it again.

@rockstache Ooooo...I want cake in my future. Going to have to hunt down a decadent bakery next week. If that fails (we'll be deep in cottage country), I already have plans to have cake with my coworkers when I am back in the office week after next.


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1760 on: July 17, 2017, 07:11:29 AM »
Longish time without a post.
I am hovering around 132. 
I think things are kind of settling into a routine so I can attempt a wider variety of improvements.

Eating a great variety of fresh vegetables and fruits.  Gardens are producing heaps of fresh produce so having salads almost every day - and holding the cheese and dressing.
Really doing well at minimizing soft drinks, snacking and alcoholic beverages.  My soda stream is my friend - lime juice, a sprig of mint with the tiniest amount of sugar in the bubbly water seems to be just as tasty as a coke.  Also making the odd unsweetened iced tea.

I am also working a way at my landscaping project.  I am trying to get in two hours three days a week.  It is really slow going but I do make progress, get really sweaty but haven't hurt myself.  It is more of a workout thing that may (in two years) result in a garden at the back.  Mosquitoes are brutal and two hours seems like an eternity.  I may have to increase the time once I get the prep done.  But two hours gets a trench done for a drain line or some other step done so I don't feel so overwhelmed.

ElaineMJ:  when recovering from food poisoning give you tum time to heal - lots of clear liquids to keep you hydrated.

And bravo to everyone keeping on their tracks.

 
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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1761 on: July 17, 2017, 07:51:02 AM »

Weekly-ish Weigh-In:

Start weight: 155.4     Current weight: 143.8

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs, March 3: 154 lbs,    March 10: 151.6, March 17: 150.6,  March 24: 150.2
April 3: 149.4, April 7: 148.2, April 14: 147.8, April 21: 147.2, April 28: 147.2
May 8: 143, May 13: 145, May 25: 144
June 2: 143.8, June 9: 143.6, June 16: 142.8, June 30: 144.6
July 11: 146.8
July 17: 143.8

I ate super "clean" all last week and banished the vacation water weight. I also stuck to my plan of eating salads for my work trip last week - yay!

Next hurdle - 3 day minibreak with my mom. We're heading to Mackinac and had plans to taste test fudge from every single shop on the island. My new plan is keep the planned fudge tasting but also do one bike loop around the island for every fudge shop we hit (the loop is 8 miles) so that should keep me in check.

Our garden is starting to produce more than the odd snack so we had a lovely beet green quiche yesterday and today will be homemade pesto tossed with the first of our greenbeans and a few potatoes (and a chicken sausage on the side for protein). This is our first time gardening in the upperish mid-west and all of the food is coming about a month later than it used to in North Carolina. I can't wait to live on tomato sandwiches in a week or two.

@elainemj- hope you feel better!

@frugal lizard - that sounds like quite the landscaping project! Good for you, I would have given up once the mosquitoes hit.

@rockstache - I sort of would love a scale that makes a sad trombone noise when I gain weight. Maybe the sound of an angelic choir when I lose? I wouldn't even need to look at the numbers.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1762 on: July 22, 2017, 10:12:07 PM »
@Frugal Lizard Love hearing about all that delicious fresh produce from your garden!!!

@Starbright Your Mackinac plans sound fantastic. I like that u are fitting in treats and then figuring out a way to make it work for your weight loss plans. I am typically super active on vacations (I get excited) so rarely put on much weight despite eating a ton.

Friday weigh-in:

Jan 1: 139.6 lbs...Jan 6: 137.8 lbs....Jan 13: 139.2 lbs...Jan 20: 138 lbs.....Jan 27: 139.2 lbs
Feb 3: 138.6 lbs...Feb 10: 142 lbs.....Feb 17: 141.2 lbs...Feb 23: 140.4 lbs
Mar 3: 140.2 lbs...Mar 13: 144.6 lbs..Mar 16: 143.8 lbs...Mar 23: 140.8 lbs..Mar 30: 141.2 lbs
Apr 7: 139.2 lbs...Apr 14: 139.2 lbs..Apr 21: 138.4 lbs...Apr 28: 139.6 lbs
May 5: 136.6 lbs..May 12: 135 lbs....May 19: 135.7 lbs...May 26: 135.8 lbs
Jun 2: 135.4 lbs...June 9: 134 lbs.....Jun 16: 131.8 lbs...June 23: 132 lbs.....June 30: 130.8 lbs
July 7: 130.8 lbs...July 12: 129.2 lbs...July 22: 129.6 lbs

Start weight: 139.6 lbs
Weight lost: 10 lbs
Goal weight: 130 lbs

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Well, I am mostly recovered from being sick although it took a full week to feel normal again. And now almost 2 weeks later, my tummy still gets upset easily. *sigh*

Sucks that it happened during a vacation week. Oh well, I had a wonderful time and managed to devour yummy butter tarts, local ice cream, and piles of chips. Oh I also balanced it by spending 2-3 hours in the river most days - canoeing and swimming.

Came home last night and based on today's weigh-in, am settled in the 129 range. We'll see what the scale says tomorrow.

I got some disappointing news though - I checked the BMI calculator and am still overweight :( :(  Looks like I have to drop a couple more pounds to 127 lbs to be normal weight for my 5ft height.

So more work ahead. 3 more weeks before the next big vacay!!


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1763 on: July 23, 2017, 06:52:18 AM »
Weigh in from yesterday has me down .2 lbs, which I'll actually take. I started the week mostly fine, but went off the rails for dinner several times. I'm actually just happy I didn't gain. This week, back to tracking and back to eating on plan!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1764 on: July 24, 2017, 02:07:04 PM »
I heard this was the place for recent mfp calorie slashers to get support...

I gained a bunch of weight during a long, sedentary vacation and am really trying to get healthy.  I'm doing OK, I think. 

When I started, June 4, I was at 147.  Last time I weighed myself before my scale gave up the ghost last week, I was at 140, and that was the 17th maybe.  But, my scale went crazy before it stopped working, so I wonder if any of this is accurate.  I'll have to start over with a new baseline when the new scale gets here. 

First goal is to get back to 135, which was where I was before the vacation.  If that isn't too painful, I'll keep it up.  Before my last pregnancy (5years ago) I was 125.  It would be nice to either be there again, but I also need to get some muscle and endurance and such.  Focus on 135, then maybe make some fitness goals to focus on, then maybe weight again! 


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1765 on: July 25, 2017, 04:03:06 PM »
I'm joining in also.  I've gotten quite heavy in the past year or so, and now at a big for me 192.  My goal is to lose 2 pounds in 2 weeks, and then move on from there.  Hopefully 1 lb a week loss for several months.

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« Reply #1766 on: July 25, 2017, 06:52:28 PM »
I think I've pinpointed my problem recently with my weight loss. Whenever you're trying to do something that goes against the grain or against your nature, it's helpful to have a very clear "why". Why do you want to lose weight? Or, for this crowd, "Why do you want to save an exorbitant percentage of your income?"  For me, the fact that I just do NOT want to do my job anymore means that I have a very strong "Why" for frugality and being smart about money. However, whenever I've tried to come up with a strong "why" for losing weight, none of them really seem to work. I have a lot of whys, but none seem to be strong enough.

"I want to be healthy."
"I want to fit into my clothes."
"I want to not hate photos of myself."
"I don't want to get my parent's diseases."
even the one that goes like this:
"I want to lose weight so I can lessen the chance of severe back pain" (I have a chronic condition that certainly isn't helped by extra weight.)

Unfortunately, of late, my why's aren't strong enough. They aren't stopping me from eating garbage, and they aren't strong enough to keep me working out. I'm not sure what it's going to take.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1767 on: July 25, 2017, 08:16:17 PM »
New scale arrived!  Either the old scale was off or I gained 2lb in 6 days despite exercise and hunger

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1768 on: July 26, 2017, 05:53:04 AM »

Weekly-ish Weigh-In:

Start weight: 155.4     Current weight: 146

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs, March 3: 154 lbs,    March 10: 151.6, March 17: 150.6,  March 24: 150.2
April 3: 149.4, April 7: 148.2, April 14: 147.8, April 21: 147.2, April 28: 147.2
May 8: 143, May 13: 145, May 25: 144
June 2: 143.8, June 9: 143.6, June 16: 142.8, June 30: 144.6
July 11: 146.8,
July 17: 143.8
July 26: 146

I actually did GREAT in Mackinac and was surprised to see my weight jump back up again. Mom and I would usually split some sort of salad and protein at most of meals, fudge was kept to a minimum (my eyes are always bigger than my stomach when it comes to fudge) and even drinks were kept to a minimum. I only had a one Rum Runner a day!

Miles biked: 48 over three days
Miles walked: about 12 over 3 days

Welcome new folks! We don't always post a ton over here since we've been here a long time - but we're super supportive and welcoming!

@Izybat - I know exactly what you are talking about! I'm having a hard time caring about my current weight too. My "why" is usually that I don't want to go above a certain number. That is about the only thing I can really get myself to care about. If I look back over my numbers it is also pretty clear my motivation drops way off when I get a couple of pounds below that number. I don't remember your numbers but if you are within, or close to, "healthy" BMI - maybe just don't worry about it too much?


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1769 on: July 26, 2017, 07:32:51 AM »
Hi everyone, and welcome KBecks and Allie!

My bff came to visit this past weekend and she tends to eat a lot worse than I do, plus she's pregnant, so also ate a lot more often than I do. My weight spiked a bit, but has already started going back down since she left - thank goodness. This morning I was at 130. I'm hoping that for next week's first-tuesday-of-the-month weigh in, I will be in the 120s again.

I'm tracking sort of half in MFP and half on an excel spreadsheet at work. I like the spreadsheet better, but MFP is mobile, which makes it easier when I'm out and about. Hopefully the combo works out.

Great job with all the activity and will power on your vacation StarBright!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1770 on: July 26, 2017, 08:09:02 AM »
@Izybat - I think I am in a similar place.
All those beautiful smaller clothes in my closet are still there because I am not ready to admit they don't fit yet.  And looking at photos- I don't accept that I look that old.
BUT
It is not that I have a huge problem now that I have stopped the ascent.  Holding steady at 132 for the past four months approximately is not the end of the world and I can't get the motivation going to get back down to my original goal.  It is so easy to creep back up as I observed last winter.  I now see how easily it could be a pound or four per year of creep.  And over twenty years - that would be awful.

I have not been super active in trying to meet my goal - or any of the huge goals in other areas of my life that I have set myself- it can be overwhelming.  But checking in here to help with the holding steady is super helpful and if I halt the weight gain creep - that will actually be a huge achievement.  Just like starting to save money and stop buying stuff I don't need.

I am definitely eating better food by making conscious eating choices and I kind of hold you people in my heart when I am shopping or making dinner. 

I really enjoy the support and this is not something I am able to share with my real life friends and family.


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1771 on: July 26, 2017, 03:25:02 PM »
I just realized that 1200 is the lowest calorie level mfp has.  It doesn't matter how small I am or how much I want to lose.  I have to eat way less than even the 1200 to lose more than a little weight.  Or exercise like crazy.  :-( 

I'm very much regretting all the road snacks I ate on my last trip.

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« Reply #1772 on: July 26, 2017, 03:35:03 PM »
Allie, have you calculated your calories needed for survival?  If you are eating too few calories your metabolism will slow down.   

I'm in this MFP group called Eat More 2 Weigh Less.  Haven't been following closely, but it might be interesting to take a look:
http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/3817-eat-more-2-weigh-less

Here's a calculator that's telling me I should be eating 2200 calories a day.  I'm eating at less than that now and probably could eat a little more.  Right now, it's a grand experiment.
http://eatmore2weighless.com/weight-loss-calculator/

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1773 on: July 26, 2017, 06:45:46 PM »
Fear not!  I'm not eating less than is necessary for survival.  I was just noting that mfp can't adjust down and doesn't tell you it's pegged.  If I were super inactive, there is no way I'd be losing a lb a week and mfp doesn't tell me that.  I can see how that would lead to some people being disappointed in their progress.

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« Reply #1774 on: July 26, 2017, 07:29:37 PM »
Calorie counting is weird and I think there is some imprecision to it also, or, at least the way I do it.  At the gym where I work they have a tool for measuring your metabolism and apparently it can tell you exactly how many calories you should eat.  I have not done it, but might if I struggle.  I do not have a fit bit and have been guesstimating my workout calories burned, on the low side, I think!  We'll see how it goes over the first couple weeks.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1775 on: July 26, 2017, 09:28:51 PM »
Fear not!  I'm not eating less than is necessary for survival.  I was just noting that mfp can't adjust down and doesn't tell you it's pegged.  If I were super inactive, there is no way I'd be losing a lb a week and mfp doesn't tell me that.  I can see how that would lead to some people being disappointed in their progress.

MFP would give me very stern warnings when I consumed less than 1200 calories in a day and would not give the "if you keep eating like this you would weigh x in one month message." They are trying to be reponsible I think and discourage disordered eating. Not to say that is what you are doing at all, that's just my guess to explain why you can't set your target below that.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1776 on: August 01, 2017, 12:13:00 PM »



First Tuesday of the month check in:

2016
January 4: 153.0
February 1: 147.2
March 7: 140.2
April 4: 135.8
May 2: 134.8
June 7: 133.0
July 5: 132.2
August 2: 130.2
September 6: 128.8
October 4: 124.6
November 1: 124.6
December 6: 123.4

2017
January 3: 127.8
February 7: 122.8
March 7: 123.0
April 4: 123.0
May 2: 122.6
June 6: 129.4
July 3: 131.0
August 1: 129.2

Ok! Trending down again finally so I'll take it. It's going to be a tough month of work travel and vacations, so it might be hard to stay on track, but I'll do my best. :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1777 on: August 05, 2017, 11:55:09 AM »

Well, getting food poisoning/stomach flu wasn't a recommended way to lose weight.

Duly noted.

Five month check-in (even though I joined the thread 1 month ago).  Continued gradual progress. 

Input Goal: Run 130x / 10 months = 13x/month.
Performance:  Mar 5x, April 5x, May 9x, June 13x, May 12x.
Total runs 44, avg 8.8/month,  68% of target rate.  Slow start, now on track.

Results Goal:  Drop from 33% body fat to 30%.
Results: Body fat now 28.75%.  Winning!

Notes:  Dropped from 164.8 lbs to 151.5 lbs so far.  Still tweaking measurement skills... finally dawned on me to properly measure the weight of my clothes.  So, I started out a pound or so less than stated previously.  Waist down from 39.25 inches to 36.25.  Continuing track workouts that started in mid-May.  By appearance, am getting more toned.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1778 on: August 07, 2017, 06:50:00 PM »
Weight Log
12/6/16  ~265
1/7/17      256.4   
2/3/17      251.6
3/10/17    242.2
4/7/17      235.8
4/19/17    232.8
5/4/17      230.0 (-2.8)
6/12/17    227.2 (-2.8)
6/19/17    224.6 (-2.6)
6/24/17    222.4 (-2.2)
6/30/17    220 (-2.4)
7/8/17      219.6 (-.4)
8/7/17      215.2 (-4.4)

Total Loss: 49.8 lbs
Total Percent: 18.8%

I'm so, so close to 50lbs lost! I should hit 215 tomorrow morning or the day after if I stay on track! I had a slower month due to a wedding and a work trip, but I"m still really happy with 1lb/week loss in July.

My plan is another two weeks of weight loss and then a two week maintenance break. I'm taking a two week break every 12 weeks. Depending on how far from that 50lbs loss I can get in the next week I might start it a bit early - I'd like to see a least a lb of padding before I go into maintenance for those two weeks.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1779 on: August 08, 2017, 06:58:56 AM »
Weight Log
12/6/16  ~265
1/7/17      256.4   
2/3/17      251.6
3/10/17    242.2
4/7/17      235.8
4/19/17    232.8
5/4/17      230.0 (-2.8)
6/12/17    227.2 (-2.8)
6/19/17    224.6 (-2.6)
6/24/17    222.4 (-2.2)
6/30/17    220 (-2.4)
7/8/17      219.6 (-.4)
8/7/17      215.2 (-4.4)

Total Loss: 49.8 lbs
Total Percent: 18.8%

I'm so, so close to 50lbs lost! I should hit 215 tomorrow morning or the day after if I stay on track! I had a slower month due to a wedding and a work trip, but I"m still really happy with 1lb/week loss in July.

My plan is another two weeks of weight loss and then a two week maintenance break. I'm taking a two week break every 12 weeks. Depending on how far from that 50lbs loss I can get in the next week I might start it a bit early - I'd like to see a least a lb of padding before I go into maintenance for those two weeks.

This is amazing work wintertell! You should also expect your weight loss rate to decelerate as you get closer to your final goal (unless you introduce extremely high levels of exercise). What is your final goal?
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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1780 on: August 08, 2017, 07:24:12 AM »
This is amazing work wintertell! You should also expect your weight loss rate to decelerate as you get closer to your final goal (unless you introduce extremely high levels of exercise). What is your final goal?

Thanks financiallypossible! I'm not sure what my final goal is. I'm aiming for under 200 by mid-December so I can take the holidays off. Then I think my next big goal will be <174 so I bump from obese to the overweight category. Then I will probably take a much longer break of a least a month, maybe two before continuing onward.

I was a size 16 junior year of high school and a size 18 senior year of high school, so who knows what I will feel like doing once I get back to that size 16. I'm not sure if I will want to continue onward or just stay there for a while.

Taking it one day at a time right now : )
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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1781 on: August 08, 2017, 12:43:32 PM »
Week1: -3
Week2: -5
Week3: -6
Week4: -7
Week5: -9
Week6: -11
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Averaging 1 pound/week, for no obvious reason.  Guess my metabolism is slowing down. At least its not a total stall.  I'll take it.

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« Reply #1782 on: August 09, 2017, 08:00:27 AM »
Runrooster and Wintertell - you guys are kicking *ss!

Well done

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« Reply #1783 on: August 10, 2017, 10:50:37 PM »
It feels like ages since I have checked in. Been crazy busy for the past little while and still running off my feet. I go on my amazing 2 week Disney extravaganza in just 2 more sleeps!!!

I'll try to post a weigh in tomorrow. In the meantime, I am happy to report that despite some bouncing around due to water weight and bloating, I have hit a new low of 128.8 lbs this morning. Looks like I am firmly in the 129/130 range! Very happy to finally hit my goal weight. Finally feeling good in what I wear and when taking photos (although some angles of me still look horrible!)

I think I want to continue dropping (I really need to drop another 5 lbs to finally have a "normal" BMI again) but I will reassess after I come back from vacation. We will be eating a LOT (I have had my meals planned out for months!!) but hope with all the walking, the damage won't be more than an extra couple of pounds. I plan to fit in as much extra walking as possible! My norm is usually 20,000 steps/day.


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« Reply #1784 on: August 25, 2017, 07:28:13 AM »


Weekly-ish Weigh-In:

Start weight: 155.4     Current weight: 145

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs, March 3: 154 lbs,    March 10: 151.6, March 17: 150.6,  March 24: 150.2
April 3: 149.4, April 7: 148.2, April 14: 147.8, April 21: 147.2, April 28: 147.2
May 8: 143, May 13: 145, May 25: 144
June 2: 143.8, June 9: 143.6, June 16: 142.8, June 30: 144.6
July 11: 146.8,
July 17: 143.8
July 26: 146
August: 10th or so 146

I'm just hanging in at 10 pounds lost. Not sure if I should chase the last 5 or not. It just takes SO MUCH WORK to lose the last 5 pounds.

My DH has decided he wants to eat healthier though so that will definitely help! With school starting I'm also back to walking a couple of miles a day since I do the round trip walk for my kiddo twice a day.

Hope everyone is doing well with their goals.






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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1785 on: September 03, 2017, 07:15:34 PM »
Week1: -3
Week2: -5
Week3: -6
Week4: -7
Week5: -9
Week6: -11
Week7:-12
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Well I hit 20% lost this month.  I'm pretty thrilled that I continued to lose weight over the summer, though I wish it had been a little more.  I'm a pound away from normal weight, bmi of 25.  I'm trying to add running to my exercise regime now that the weather outside has cooled off. 
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« Reply #1786 on: September 05, 2017, 02:55:18 PM »
It feels like ages since I have checked in. Been crazy busy for the past little while and still running off my feet. I go on my amazing 2 week Disney extravaganza in just 2 more sleeps!!!

I'll try to post a weigh in tomorrow. In the meantime, I am happy to report that despite some bouncing around due to water weight and bloating, I have hit a new low of 128.8 lbs this morning. Looks like I am firmly in the 129/130 range! Very happy to finally hit my goal weight. Finally feeling good in what I wear and when taking photos (although some angles of me still look horrible!)

I think I want to continue dropping (I really need to drop another 5 lbs to finally have a "normal" BMI again) but I will reassess after I come back from vacation. We will be eating a LOT (I have had my meals planned out for months!!) but hope with all the walking, the damage won't be more than an extra couple of pounds. I plan to fit in as much extra walking as possible! My norm is usually 20,000 steps/day.


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well, I came back from vacation last week. The food was sooo good. And we had sooo much of it! It was completely fun to let all restraint go and gorge on slushies, ice creams, desserts and all manner of junk food. Also spent way too much money (so not normal for me, even on vacation. But this time, I had a niece, a brother, and a father to spoil). Didn't want to face it...but I gained SEVEN pounds in just 2 short weeks. Sigh. Normally I can combat the excessive eating with excessive walking. But this time I was there with my 3 yr old niece. And very slow brother. And slower father (although he moves pretty good for being nearly 70!). So I averaged only about 110-12k steps a day, all at a snail's pace. After a week I was going a wee bit out of my mind and took off for an early morning brisk walk just to get my body moving again. Man, it felt good. Unfortunately, I was too tired the rest of the trip to attempt it again. It's a lot of work travelling through Disney with 8 people!

I came home...and my basement flooded the next day. So we've been focused on cleanup. While that does involve moving around, it also involved a lot of comfort eating. And zero proper exercise. On top of that, I have still been recovering from vacation and been tired all the time.

Today I finally biked to work and it felt great! Didn't end up going on my lunch walk though...thought of it but just never got around to it. it's time to get back to my "normal" habits. Not quite ready to diet yet though.

@Starbright Adding a couple of miles walking every day will definitely help! I bet you CAN do this!!!

@Runrooster 20% lost is amazing!!!! I love it :)

How is everyone else doing? So quiet in this thread...can almost hear the crickets chirping. Come on folks...just a few months left to the year!!!!

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« Reply #1787 on: September 07, 2017, 09:19:55 AM »
Just realized that Camp Mustache Canada is in 6 weeks. I have 6 extra pounds on me now that NEEDS to go before my first meetup with Mustachians. It's time to get serious.

You know the frustrating part? It takes so so so much work to take the weight off. And then I can pile it back on in just a few short weeks of being ridiculous. Ugh. I need to get a better balance on things and stop piling the weight back on.

I brought an avocado to work for breakfast. Sliced it but ended up being busy enough that I didn't eat it. It's now almost lunchtime and I am debating what to do before this things browns. Maybe I should just eat the avocado for lunch (along with the cherries I brought) and save the noodles I packed for tomorrow. That would cut way back on my calorie intake today. That's too little food for "normal" eating but here and there, it doesn't really affect me and should still give me sufficient calories to get through the day.

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« Reply #1788 on: September 07, 2017, 03:19:23 PM »
Hi elaine amj. I'm with you. I'm up so many pounds it's awful (up 12 lbs from the lowest weight) But I'm back on the wagon after getting back from vacation yesterday, and sure enough, CMC is my next short term goal. I'm aiming to be down 7 by then. Let's do this!!

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« Reply #1789 on: September 10, 2017, 06:00:08 AM »

Weekly-ish Weigh-In:

Start weight: 155.4     Current weight: 144.6

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs, March 3: 154 lbs,    March 10: 151.6, March 17: 150.6,  March 24: 150.2
April 3: 149.4, April 7: 148.2, April 14: 147.8, April 21: 147.2, April 28: 147.2
May 8: 143, May 13: 145, May 25: 144
June 2: 143.8, June 9: 143.6, June 16: 142.8, June 30: 144.6
July 11: 146.8,
July 17: 143.8
July 26: 146
August: 10th or so 146, August 25: 145
 

elaine amj- I'm convinced and I'm back in! I'm aiming to to lose my last 5 by Thanksgiving (so that I have room to gain again between the holidays :)).

@runrooster your loss is amazing! 28 weeks of weightloss is such great work. You are an inspiration!
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« Reply #1790 on: September 10, 2017, 06:02:39 AM »
I miss this thread when it is quiet. 
I am still holding steady at 131.  Which, come to think of it, is actually a decreasing line on the trend graph.  While you need a magnifying glass to see it- a trending down line is precisely what I am trying to do. 
I am not feeling deprived in any way - and gorged at cottage weekends and camping trip- but have been able to maintain the balance through exercise and fun activity.  I don't feel as pleased with myself as I did when I got down to 125 in June of 2016.  BUT I spent the entire month of August here just about.  If I can make it to 130 before winter and hold that weight through the cold months and holiday eating - then I think I can say I met my goal.
Only challenges that I continue to have are the injuries.  My left ankle continues to swell up after standing all day (like yesterday canning tomatoes) or hiking on uneven surfaces.  I shall have to get me to physio.  The original sprain was the first day of March. 
Best of luck to CMC challengers.

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« Reply #1791 on: September 11, 2017, 08:43:55 PM »
@starbright You know..I was wavering today and have already been in the kitchen planning a midnight snack. Until I realized I am feeling pretty full and should listen to that instead of my mind that is screaming at me to eat! Then I came here and read your post. U convinced me - I am going to hang in there, for today at least. Been having some emotional ups and downs and that always makes me want to eat.

Come to think of it...its almost that TOM - might explain why I've been screaming like a banshee at my DH the past few days! Can't excuse him too much - he's been an idiot too. Still, I can call him out on it without needing to scream.

@frugal lizard Holding steady without feeling deprived is amazing! That is a giant leap forward and a huge accomplishment. The ankle sprain sounds concerning. I have to say, physio helped me greatly in my last 2 injuries. Not so much the physio itself...but doing those exercises and having to report on it each week. I'm finally almost completely back to normal after being in mild pain for 2 years.

@rockstache CMC..here we come!!! Hopefully, with less of us to lug along. After all, there's hiking and canoeing in the plans!


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« Reply #1792 on: September 18, 2017, 07:49:18 AM »

Weekly-ish Weigh-In:

Start weight: 155.4     Current weight: 146

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs, March 3: 154 lbs,    March 10: 151.6, March 17: 150.6,  March 24: 150.2
April 3: 149.4, April 7: 148.2, April 14: 147.8, April 21: 147.2, April 28: 147.2
May 8: 143, May 13: 145, May 25: 144
June 2: 143.8, June 9: 143.6, June 16: 142.8, June 30: 144.6
July 11: 146.8,
July 17: 143.8
July 26: 146
August: 10th or so 146, August 25: 145
September 10: 144.6
 
Was doing great all week last week and then binged at end of week: up a pound and a half. Also my youngest child was up for hours last night and I couldn't fall back asleep. I actually ate leftover pasta at like 2 am - gross but the full feeling and the carbs helped me doze back off :)

Am close enough to goal weight that I wonder if I need to be more exact with my counting. For instance, just my daily supplements/vitamins add up to almost 100 calories and I don't count them.

Hope you CMC goers hit your goals! You can do it!

Frugal Lizard- hope your ankle is better this week.