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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #800 on: June 26, 2018, 05:00:42 AM »
Not a big gym person either though I may join one just for the winter months here now that my kids are old enough I can leave them home instead of needing to bring them to the crappy in gym daycares.

I have an indoor bike that I rode pretty well last winter but might want more variety. A certain amount of activity is good for me mood wise, but 90% of my weight loss has likely been from diet.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #801 on: June 26, 2018, 07:18:23 AM »
There's so many excerise options that don't involve a gym! Now I love love love every type of exercise but using weights in a room full of other people using weights? No, thanks.

I'm currently enrolled in an outdoor bootcamp class and that's amazing. I also love to go for a swim. I do like many group classes at the gym though. Or sports club. Just not the fitness room actually.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #802 on: June 26, 2018, 08:55:31 AM »

I look at my body and health as a resource, and a limited one at that. Itís also the single most valuable thing I own and itís wearing out fast. Our bodies donít have a great shelf life, their ďbest beforeĒ is at about 25 yearís old. It takes exceptional care to maintain them in decent condition for 50 years past that point. Neglecting it is the biggest and stupidest waste of resources well beyond any level of face punch worthy spending. (Especially for me, I have an auto immune disease that will rapidly damage my body if I donít take care of myself, but itís still true for everyone)

I love this quote. I have similar health issues plus learned I had crossed over into prediabetes last year. I used a ketogenic diet and reversed the A1C back down to normal (lowest in 4 years).  I assumed that weight loss would follow once I was insulin sensitive, but I kept gaining and losing the same 8 lbs. Maybe I never became insulin sensitive? When I took Christmas off from keto (planned), I spent the past two weeks in pain as a lot of nerve pain and inflammatory symptoms came back.

So, I'm joining for accountability.  Starting weight 1/1/18 153.4lb, currently down to 152 which I'm assuming is water weight from being low carb again.

Weight goal: less than 140 lbs

Strategy:
Food:
Low carb (50g carb).

Cut dairy, eggs and nuts for 1 month. I leaned on these hard to maintain net carbs of 20g last year. I think the dairy and nuts stalled weight loss, and the eggs contributed to inflammation.

Fasting: I did a couple rounds of the fast mimicking diet last year. It was actually harder than just a plain water fast.  I'll try combining the two-2 days of water fast + 2-3 days of FMD once/month.

Movement:

Workout at least 3x/week. I'm starting with New Rules of Lifting for Women. I can either workout at home, at the regular or powerlifting gym at work. None of those places have all of the equipment I need, so I will decide in advance what exercise to substitute rather than use that as an excuse to not work out. For example if there is no squat rack, I can either do goblet squats or split squats with dumbbells, or use a leg press.

Find a sport kettlebell class or teach myself from youtube 1x/week

Yoga 1x/week

Swing dance class at least 1x/week.  Next session starts on the 8th.

>30 min walk at least 3x/week, regardless of weather.  I already do this, because I'll walk to the grocery store, library etc.  When it started getting really cold these past couple of weeks, I planned to substitute the elliptical for walking.  Nope. I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Checking in. I hit my goal of being under 140.  I still fluctuate, but I'm at goal more days than not. 

Food
Things I did right:
  • I went back to a stricter low carb diet
  • I started counting calories to actually lose weight. This has been the only way that works for me.
Things I did wrong (?):
  • Reintroduced nuts, dairy and eggs in moderation.  Not helping with weight loss, but it makes me happy

Fasting:
Things I did right:
  • Intermittent fasting when it happened naturally e.g., running errands and didn't have time to eat

Things I did wrong:
  • Early on I was using fasting as punishment i.e., I overate yesterday so I'll fast today.  Fortunately I shut that down quickly.


Movement
Things I did right:
  • Stuck with the 3 days/week workout.  I actually completed the NROLFW program, and I'm redoing the Workout 6 exercises until I'm able to do pull ups.
  • Continued to walk at least 3days per week
Things I did wrong:
 Dropped kettlebells, yoga and swing dance.  I don't really care about dropping those activities.  I just wish I had incorporated a mobility, HIIT or just fun activity to replace them.

Next goals:
  • Aim for 130 lbs using the same strategy as above.  Hopefully, it takes less than 6 months to drop 10lbs
  • Add back or replace the activities that I dropped

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #803 on: June 29, 2018, 10:16:36 PM »
Checking in here. I gained 5 lbs after starting work (due to stress and free food at work) and need to lose them again. My nemesis is dairy - I know I feel way better without it ( my body does worse with dairy) but I can't stop myself from having it :( starting July 1, I'm going off dairy completely for a month to reset eating habits.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #804 on: June 30, 2018, 05:54:05 AM »
June weigh-in:

11/26/2017     253.4
12/31/2017     242.6
01/31/2018     234.8
02/28/2018     224.8
03/31/2018     220.0
04/29/2018     214.4
05/31/2018     209.4
06/30/2018     206.2

Monthly weight loss has been decreasing steadily, but I have been exercising a lot more so I hope that I'm trading some fat for muscle. I think I need to start tracking body fat.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #805 on: June 30, 2018, 06:36:19 AM »
Checking in here. I gained 5 lbs after starting work (due to stress and free food at work) and need to lose them again. My nemesis is dairy - I know I feel way better without it ( my body does worse with dairy) but I can't stop myself from having it :( starting July 1, I'm going off dairy completely for a month to reset eating habits.

Iíve been doing dairy free as an experiment. Two weeks in and my body seems to like it. Gonna give it at least a month or two before seeing if I can have cheese on an occasional basis (rather than daily like I was) and feel okay. So basically Iím now eating paleo without honey or nuts. Meat, veg, fruit, thatís it.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #806 on: June 30, 2018, 07:37:12 AM »
Checking in here. I gained 5 lbs after starting work (due to stress and free food at work) and need to lose them again. My nemesis is dairy - I know I feel way better without it ( my body does worse with dairy) but I can't stop myself from having it :( starting July 1, I'm going off dairy completely for a month to reset eating habits.

How about plant-based dairy? I looove soy yoghurt and almond milk. Cheese is a bit harder to replace IMO but you can certainly replace part of your dairy by plant based products so you don't have to miss out completely.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #807 on: June 30, 2018, 08:42:58 AM »
Checking in here. I gained 5 lbs after starting work (due to stress and free food at work) and need to lose them again. My nemesis is dairy - I know I feel way better without it ( my body does worse with dairy) but I can't stop myself from having it :( starting July 1, I'm going off dairy completely for a month to reset eating habits.

How about plant-based dairy? I looove soy yoghurt and almond milk. Cheese is a bit harder to replace IMO but you can certainly replace part of your dairy by plant based products so you don't have to miss out completely.

Just avoid non-dairy sour cream. It tastes like caulk.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #808 on: July 02, 2018, 05:04:02 AM »
192.6. 52.4 pounds lost since Jan 2017 when Iíd regained a bunch of weight and started low carb. 102.4 pounds down from my heaviest, I think that was around 2010 but not sure.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #809 on: July 03, 2018, 03:15:54 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 111.3kg
Current weight: 110.4kg

Hooray, things are starting to move in the right direction again :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #810 on: July 03, 2018, 05:41:41 AM »
Haven't been on the scale in a month and honestly a bit scared to get there. Time to get back on the bandwagon.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #811 on: July 03, 2018, 06:27:12 AM »
191.4 today and feeling good. Starting to think of myself as not fat.

Start: 245
Heaviest: 295
Lowest previous adult weight: 205

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #812 on: July 03, 2018, 09:19:17 AM »
I'm 10 weeks in to my diet and I'm down 25 pounds!   I've gone from 234->209.   My goal is to have the following new years resolution:  "In 2019 I would like to maintain my current weight", which should be around 180 pounds.

Atkins just works for me.  I couldn't be happier.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #813 on: July 03, 2018, 03:53:53 PM »
I'm 10 weeks in to my diet and I'm down 25 pounds!   I've gone from 234->209.   My goal is to have the following new years resolution:  "In 2019 I would like to maintain my current weight", which should be around 180 pounds.

Atkins just works for me.  I couldn't be happier.

Not doing any specific school because I donít like tracking what I eat but yeah low carb is good stuff. Easy to stick to once you get over the initial carb withdrawal. 

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #814 on: July 03, 2018, 05:55:04 PM »
Not doing any specific school because I donít like tracking what I eat....

Your progress is really remarkable, particularly for someone who isn't tracking your food! Food tracking is essential for me, since I haven't internalized portion control yet, and find that I graze too much if I'm not holding myself accountable.

I'm delighted that you're starting to think of yourself as not fat! It's nice when your internal voice changes from being critical to congratulatory.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #815 on: July 12, 2018, 07:43:03 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 110.4kg
Current weight: 109.9kg

Finally cracked 110 :)

I probably need to start getting harder on my eating, those Ďoccasional treatsí arenít quite occasional enough, and the amount of calories in the coffees at work (from the espresso machine at work) would add up, even with skinny milk and no sugar. Maybe I need to switch from a flat white to a long black or macchiato. Ditching coffee altogether or drinking instant is not an option. :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #816 on: July 12, 2018, 08:48:49 AM »
May 7 - 133.4 lbs
May 18 - 131.6 lbs

Good thing my walking route is the mall since it's been raining cats and dogs here all week long.  I've been averaging around 2 miles a day during my 40 mins walk,  which burned a pitiful 140 calories.   Although I think I may have overestimated my food calories a little.  It's a bit hard to come up with an accurate number when the food I ate are not in the database. According to my app, I burned around 1624 and ate around 1464 calories per day.
July 12 - 130.2 lbs

Having relatives visit and nonstop parties are really bad for weight loss.   At one point I went all the way up to 136 lbs.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #817 on: July 24, 2018, 11:53:20 AM »
My weight has really been a challenge. I did "okay" for the first six months, losing about a pound a month. Then, I had five weeks of work traveling + several personal vacations, and now I'm one pound from where I started the year. Frustrated with myself. In positive news, pretty much all of the schedule craziness is now complete (back to just the normal amount of crazy) & I have a couple of big fitness events on the calendar to be training for. Need to get my act together again!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #818 on: July 25, 2018, 07:24:47 AM »

Weekly-ish Weigh in:

December 30: 145
January 5:      144
January 12:    143.4
January 19:    143.8
January 26:    143.2
February 2:    142
February 15:   145
February 24:  143
March 6:        142.8
March 10:       142
March 23:       142.8
July 25:          145


It's been a while peeps! If I recall from my many years on this thread, it always slows down over the summer. Because we're all so busy? Because it is easier to lose weight?

In any case - I'm back and at the weight my body always wants to settle at. Ugh it takes such effort to keep my body under 145 pounds.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #819 on: July 25, 2018, 04:24:25 PM »
This morning I hit 15 lbs down since the new year!  I was a little surprised, since this is my super busy season at work (where the past 2 years I've gained 10+ lbs each summer/fall), so I had already told myself that it was okay if all I did for now is maintain my weight.  I haven't even been calorie tracking recently.  Maybe I'm actually making a sustainable shift in my eating patterns?!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #820 on: July 26, 2018, 11:54:37 AM »
May 7 - 133.4 lbs
May 18 - 131.6 lbs
July 12 - 130.2 lbs
July 26 - 128.6 lbs

This walking during lunch is working out pretty well for me.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #821 on: July 26, 2018, 01:09:50 PM »
Oh! I'm in!

I'm starting in at 165-166ish lbs, 39% BF.
My goal is to lose around 45lbs total and/or get to 15-18% BF.

I'm using the keto diet along with cheat days (working down to a single cheat meal every two weeks) as I've had great success with that before. Right now my plan is keto 6/7 days and 1 day of "cheat" but still requiring lots of vegetables.

Right now, I've just made some bad decisions this week because the bacon bits I used to prep my breakfast bacon-and-egg scramble are skeeving me out. The texture is terribad and it feels all gristly and fatty. I'll try just plain egg and cheese and maybe package up some fried mushrooms on the side for next week.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #822 on: July 28, 2018, 04:39:12 AM »
July weigh-in:

11/26/2017     253.4
12/31/2017     242.6
01/31/2018     234.8
02/28/2018     224.8
03/31/2018     220.0
04/29/2018     214.4
05/31/2018     209.4
06/30/2018     206.2
07/28/2018     201.6      27.4%

The last column is body fat percentage (I purchased a body fat scale during Amazon Prime Day).

Also, I had been monitoring my blood pressure since my doctor cut my medication dosage in half in April and it was consistently pretty low (almost too low). So I went back to my doctor and we decided to try eliminating that medication. That was a couple of weeks ago and my blood pressure has been higher but still good (around 120/80), so it looks like no more blood pressure medication!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 04:53:22 AM by rab-bit »

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #823 on: July 28, 2018, 05:38:49 AM »
Congrats Rab-bit! That's a huge amount of weight you lost and excellent job on getting off the blood pressure medication. Do you feel lots better/fitter/healthier too?

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #824 on: July 28, 2018, 08:32:14 AM »
Thanks @Hirondelle! My energy level is definitely up and I am generally sleeping better, but the biggest improvement is just feeling better about myself!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #825 on: August 01, 2018, 06:04:39 PM »
Down four more pounds to 234 (from a high of 271)!  T-shirts that used to fit tightly around my hips are now hanging almost loose. Hardly any of my pants will stay up.

As I get closer to the 100s, I'm starting to envision a future where I am not fat.  Maybe someday I will buy clothing in regular sizes, at a regular store. (The last time I could do this was 2006.) I'll be able to navigate the world without giving much thought to my size and heft. That will be glorious.

For so long I just accepted being fat, in part because my attempts to shake it never worked.  I wish I'd woken up sooner. But it's not too late to change now.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #826 on: August 01, 2018, 06:37:25 PM »
Well, I had come to a full stop with losing weight and I think I am back in the game.  I started the year at 165 and I am now at 155.  I have 15 lbs to go and I think I finally can stick with watching my food intake.  It is a struggle but I have really cut back on my snacking.  I have also started working out, but just started, so i canít do much but everyday that I get off the couch is a win. 

Some of you are doing so good.  It is an inspiration.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #827 on: August 02, 2018, 03:36:57 PM »
So I tried my first ever group fitness class at my gym (and, like, third ever overall) - it was a "Body Combat" class. Martial art-sy moves to music. I say "-sy" because... well. They are, to me, at least. Especially the "karate" ones, since I actually do karate and... not like that.

But it was definitely a lot of fun! I enjoyed it and burned 500 Cal doing so. I probably made it harder on myself than I needed to since I dropped to my usual moving habits from karate and that means perma-crouch to take advantage of my naturally lower stance (read: I'm short af).

I'm going to try going every week, since I think it would be a great way to improve my overall endurance for actual fighting.

Heck, if I really love it, maybe I can look into teaching it at some point. It seems to be one of the less frequent offerings, and none run in the mornings. I wonder if there's a market for such high intensity classes in the mornings, but I'd love to run one.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #828 on: August 02, 2018, 04:50:23 PM »
I've been searching around for this thread, but alas, the search function of this forum is the weakest aspect.

Anyway!  My goal is to lose 10% of my body weight this year (goal weight: 121.3lbs, stretch goal: 118 lbs).  I started in April (really a baseline month to track what I was eating and how much/little I was moving).  Really got to work a few weeks later.

UPDATED
4/9/18     134.8
4/16/18   133.6
4/23/18   133.6
4/30/18   133.8
5/7/18     133.6
5/14/18   131.4
5/21/18   132.0
5/28/18   131.4
6/4/18     130.8
6/11/18   128.4
6/18/18   127.8
6/25/18   127.0
7/2/18     126.8
7/9/18     125.8
7/16/18   125.8
7/23/18   124.4
7/30/18   122.8
8/6/18     122.4
8/13/18   120.8
8/20/18   119.6
8/27/18   119.4
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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #829 on: August 18, 2018, 01:22:50 PM »
May 7 - 133.4 lbs
May 18 - 131.6 lbs
July 12 - 130.2 lbs
July 26 - 128.6 lbs
August 18 - 127 lbs

Slow and steady.


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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #830 on: August 19, 2018, 07:24:40 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 109.9kg
Current weight: 112.6kg

Uh oh. Seems that Iíve slacked off in the last month or so. Posting to keep track and kick myself in the arse a bit :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #831 on: August 31, 2018, 04:37:58 AM »
Posting in to share that I have maintained my weight loss at around 3-4 lbs above my original goal since March. I am currently at the weight it says on my driver's license, with a  BMI of 20.1, so my goal was probably unrealistic. During the summer I have been active enough to not even pay attention to food/calories, although once the weather turns cold this will take a little more work. Currently I am working on decreasing alcohol consumption and also making ab exercises a daily routine.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #832 on: August 31, 2018, 05:00:09 AM »
Monthly update for August:

11/26/2017     253.4
12/31/2017     242.6
01/31/2018     234.8
02/28/2018     224.8
03/31/2018     220.0
04/29/2018     214.4
05/31/2018     209.4
06/30/2018     206.2
07/28/2018     201.6      27.4% BF
08/31/2018     193.8      25.7% BF

Total of 60 pounds lost now and I finally cracked the 200-pound barrier this month.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #833 on: August 31, 2018, 07:19:18 AM »
Congratulations to @MrsWolfeRN and @rab-bit ! I find the success stories to be really motivating, so keep 'em coming!

As for me, I'm finally below 70kg! The last time that I was at this weight I must have been more muscular, because my waist is jigglier than I remember it being. Back to the weight room for me!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #834 on: August 31, 2018, 09:23:49 AM »
Monthly update for August:

11/26/2017     253.4
08/31/2018     193.8      25.7% BF

Total of 60 pounds lost now and I finally cracked the 200-pound barrier this month.

That is incredible progress, congratulations! Have you had to adjust your intake / activity levels as you weigh so much less now than you did?

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #835 on: August 31, 2018, 10:00:59 AM »
Thanks, @dreadmoose!

My diet might be a little different than some others. Basically, I decided what weight I wanted to be, figured out the maintenance calories for that weight (2000 is what I came up with, though I realize now that may be a little low), then started eating that many calories per day. It was tough at the beginning but over the first month or two I was able to define a new eating routine that worked for me within the 2000 calorie limit.. I have also increased my activity level but it is still nothing crazy, mainly 30 minutes per day walking at a fast pace.

Sorry, this is probably more information than you wanted but it's worked well for me and I believe that it's sustainable. Honestly, it has been much easier than I thought it would be, so now I wish I had done this years ago!

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« Reply #836 on: August 31, 2018, 10:28:44 AM »
Thanks, @dreadmoose!

My diet might be a little different than some others. Basically, I decided what weight I wanted to be, figured out the maintenance calories for that weight (2000 is what I came up with, though I realize now that may be a little low), then started eating that many calories per day. It was tough at the beginning but over the first month or two I was able to define a new eating routine that worked for me within the 2000 calorie limit.. I have also increased my activity level but it is still nothing crazy, mainly 30 minutes per day walking at a fast pace.

Sorry, this is probably more information than you wanted but it's worked well for me and I believe that it's sustainable. Honestly, it has been much easier than I thought it would be, so now I wish I had done this years ago!

That was exactly what I was asking about, thanks for sharing! I did the same last year but had to adjust another 200 calories down to keep the weight loss going near the end. 2000 would be a hard deficit, great work keeping it up! I also added walking in to my daily routine but have fallen off that a bit lately as I switch to maintenance and trying to gain some muscle instead.

You're inspiring, keep it up!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #837 on: September 01, 2018, 06:54:23 AM »
Jan 30:  178
Feb 12:  174
Feb 19:  174
Feb 26:  174
March 4: 173.2
March 11:  174
March 18:  172.4
March 25:  171.6
April 1:  169.5
May 1: 168.5
June 1: 166

Sept 1: 164

I haven't chimed in in a while. Went on vacation in June and went backwards. July was basically a draw. Busted my butt in August and finally nudged the scale back down again. I can tell I'm stronger now but I'm really disappointed with the speed of my weightloss at this point.  My initial goal for the year was 5 lbs a month and I'm far below that. I'm 4 lbs above a "normal" bmi and 24 lbs above my "I'll reevaluate my goal when I get there" goal, and 34 lbs over my "pie in the sky what I think I'd really like to weigh" goal.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #838 on: September 03, 2018, 08:00:58 AM »
I've been searching around for this thread, but alas, the search function of this forum is the weakest aspect.

Anyway!  My goal is to lose 10% of my body weight this year (goal weight: 121.3lbs, stretch goal: 118 lbs).  I started in April (really a baseline month to track what I was eating and how much/little I was moving).  Really got to work a few weeks later.

UPDATED
4/9/18     134.8
4/16/18   133.6
4/23/18   133.6
4/30/18   133.8
5/7/18     133.6
5/14/18   131.4
5/21/18   132.0
5/28/18   131.4
6/4/18     130.8
6/11/18   128.4
6/18/18   127.8
6/25/18   127.0
7/2/18     126.8
7/9/18     125.8
7/16/18   125.8
7/23/18   124.4
7/30/18   122.8
8/6/18     122.4
8/13/18   120.8
8/20/18   119.6
8/27/18   119.4
9/3/18     118.2

I'm going to call this a win - WEIGHT ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
Next up is maintenance of this weight and starting to get a bit of conditioning in.

Thanks for this Throw-down-the-gauntlet-thread and good luck to the rest of you here!!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #839 on: September 03, 2018, 08:25:40 AM »
- WEIGHT ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
Next up is maintenance of this weight and starting to get a bit of conditioning in.

Thanks for this Throw-down-the-gauntlet-thread and good luck to the rest of you here!!

Congratulations ToughMother!! Good luck with the maintenance!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #840 on: September 03, 2018, 09:36:44 AM »
- WEIGHT ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
Next up is maintenance of this weight and starting to get a bit of conditioning in.

Thanks for this Throw-down-the-gauntlet-thread and good luck to the rest of you here!!

Congratulations ToughMother!! Good luck with the maintenance!

Thanks so much @Sun Hat !! I've appreciated this thread and the monthlies you've done.  Got me to where I needed to be!!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #841 on: September 04, 2018, 05:50:18 AM »
Jan 30:  178
Feb 12:  174
Feb 19:  174
Feb 26:  174
March 4: 173.2
March 11:  174
March 18:  172.4
March 25:  171.6
April 1:  169.5
May 1: 168.5
June 1: 166

Sept 1: 164

I haven't chimed in in a while. Went on vacation in June and went backwards. July was basically a draw. Busted my butt in August and finally nudged the scale back down again. I can tell I'm stronger now but I'm really disappointed with the speed of my weightloss at this point.  My initial goal for the year was 5 lbs a month and I'm far below that. I'm 4 lbs above a "normal" bmi and 24 lbs above my "I'll reevaluate my goal when I get there" goal, and 34 lbs over my "pie in the sky what I think I'd really like to weigh" goal.

That sucks. I'm in the same boat and have basically declared this the summer of "Well, at least I didn't gain weight". Not sure what I need to do to get back on track, but thought I'd leave this here:


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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #842 on: September 04, 2018, 07:44:52 AM »
Oh man!  That was perfect since I've got work happy hour/dinner tomorrow and then 5 days of out of town wedding/family reunion. I've done great so far in September! I don't expect the train to derail until the 5th!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #843 on: September 09, 2018, 08:11:44 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 112.6kg
Current weight: 108.8kg

Iíve been sick on-off for the last few weeks (including tonsillitis for the last week). Iím assuming thatís why Iíve lost that weight when I really havenít been trying (that and Iíd put on a bit prior to then).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #844 on: September 10, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
May 7 - 133.4 lbs
May 18 - 131.6 lbs
July 12 - 130.2 lbs
July 26 - 128.6 lbs
August 18 - 127 lbs

September 10 - 126.2 lbs

I'm gaining a lot of muscles so I suppose this pace is ok.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #845 on: September 17, 2018, 08:50:00 AM »
May 7 - 133.4 lbs
May 18 - 131.6 lbs
July 12 - 130.2 lbs
July 26 - 128.6 lbs
August 18 - 127 lbs
September 10 - 126.2 lbs

September 17 - 125 lbs

New number on the scale.   Don't know how long it'll hang around considered that I finished an entire bag of chocolate truffles in the last 2 days.  But I'm enjoying it for now.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #846 on: Today at 05:10:41 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 108.8kg
Current weight: 108.5kg

No longer sick and now trying to eat better. A bit strange that I managed to lose 3-4kg in three weeks without trying last month, but I'm assuming that's the whole 'being sick' thing. I plateaued/gained a bit over winter so now it's spring it's time to work on it.

Haven't been on the bike for a few weeks as a result. That may change tomorrow.

One pair of trousers that were too tight in January are now slightly too loose. Most of the weight seems to have gone from my thighs/arse and not so much from the waist.