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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #750 on: May 07, 2018, 07:39:45 AM »
A tad late but I'm in.   My goal is to get down to 110lbs by the end of this year and I plan on accomplishing that by tracking calories and walking.  A lot of walking.   Currently taking long lunches walking the mall to get my steps in during weekdays.   Makes skipping lunches easier plus I don't get all sweaty afterward.

May 7 - 133.4 lbs

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #751 on: May 16, 2018, 08:41:41 PM »
Finally I have seen some weight loss rather than gain!  I'm down 5 lbs, though still higher than when I started...

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #752 on: May 17, 2018, 04:43:17 AM »
I briefly weighed in under 200 a week or two back, then bounced between 200-202. This week Iím weighing in a bit below 199. No specific goal weight as Iíve never been this light as an adult before, so donít really know what an ideal goal is.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #753 on: May 17, 2018, 07:52:05 AM »
I briefly weighed in under 200 a week or two back, then bounced between 200-202. This week Iím weighing in a bit below 199. No specific goal weight as Iíve never been this light as an adult before, so donít really know what an ideal goal is.

Body mass index (BMI) is a good starting point for determining a healthy weight. BMI  between 20 and 25 is considered "normal" and there are plenty of BMI caculators on the web (just enter you height and weight).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #754 on: May 17, 2018, 09:14:22 AM »


I'm in. No Happy Hour for me today. This is easier because our usual Happy Hour venue is closed for renovations this week, but still, giving myself credit.

AM run: completed
Breakfast: overnight oatmeal
Lunch will be leftover curried lentils and brown rice
Dinner will be salad and pasta

This is/was a great idea. I accidentally participated when garden projects ran way longer than expected and I ended up working 4ish hours out there; was too tired the rest of the weekend to move to the kitchen/eat. Win?

Down to 186, but I'm fairly certain that contains a wee bit of water weight loss that I'll see bounce back tomorrow.

Well I was right, back to level on 188, but still making progress. Slow and steady.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #755 on: May 17, 2018, 09:31:26 AM »
Well, I'm holding steady between 294 and 296, but I'm down another 1.5 inches on my waist. So there's that. I just need to keep doing what I'm doing and the scale with come along with me.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #756 on: May 18, 2018, 07:50:34 AM »
Joining for accountability. Going to finally lose the extra 10-15 pounds Iíve been carrying around for the past 10-15 years. Iíd like to lose at least 10lbs by April when I plan to get my cholesterol checked.

My plan is:
- track calories in MFP (1200-1400 per day)
- walk for an hour every day
- Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and spin class each once a week.
- no alcohol until July 4 (doing this with my spouse)
- plant based diet
- no eating out unless invited out with friends until July 4

My spouse is also on board which makes this a lot easier this time.

Starting weight: 135lbs
Goal weight: 120-125lbs

1/1/2018: 135 lbs
1/8/2018: 134.0 lbs
1/15/2018: 134.7 lbs
1/25/2018: 133.0 lbs
2/13/2018: 131.7 lbs
3/5/2018: 129.8 lbs
4/17/2018: 127.6 lbs
5/18/2018: 126.0 lbs

Another lb gone! I'm kind of a minimalist and like to get rid of stuff, so getting rid of a pound of fat (hopefully mostly fat) makes me so happy. I haven't followed my plan to a T for the past couple of months.  I've had some alcohol and eaten out a few times a month.  Also I'm not totally plant based, but mostly.  Exercise has been variable, some weeks I exercise every day, some weeks only once or twice.  I've recently added some intermittent fasting where I just drink water and green tea until dinnertime.  I've been doing this sporadically, maybe 5 times over the past month.  I'm going to try to do it twice a week consistently and see how that goes.  It kind of makes up for the added eating out and alcohol.  It's really challenging for me to be as consistent with exercise as I would like to be but I'm going to keep trying.  I'd like to meditate more regularly too.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #757 on: May 18, 2018, 01:54:21 PM »
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.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #758 on: May 18, 2018, 04:55:17 PM »
Failing, have to get back on track

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #759 on: May 19, 2018, 03:02:43 PM »
Holding at 140 (35 lbs down from Jan) and I'm pretty happy about it. I've added more fats into my diet and am reducing carbs for a change (not keto but just following what my body craves). Also we've moved to a house with stairs. Looking for more built in exercise. I'm in my normal BMI but would like to lose ten more pounds and tone up.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #760 on: May 20, 2018, 05:34:11 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 111.7kg
Current weight: 111.5kg

I've been on holiday for the last week, so this is actually a really good result. Yet another pair of jeans now feels too large on me (I was hitching them up today).

Back to reality tomorrow :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #761 on: May 20, 2018, 07:43:38 PM »
18/01/2018
Weight - 66.6kg
Waist measurement - 83cm
Hips - 101.5cm

16/05/2018
Weight - 61kg
Waist measurement - 75cm
Hips - 93cm

I am hoping to lose another 6kg

I did a 5 week holiday in between those dates where I ate a lot and didnt really care about diet/exercise so I am pretty happy with the results so far

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #762 on: May 28, 2018, 07:40:44 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 111.5kg
Current weight: 110.7kg

Wooooooo! Ten kilos down in just under five months.

Twenty more to go :p

As far as clothing goes, Iím probably down one size in pants, and shirts that were tight a while ago are no longer so. Iíll have to go to check out the stash of Ďthinnerí clothes I have at my parentsí place.
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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #763 on: May 28, 2018, 07:53:50 AM »
197ish lbs today. Iíll probably bounce back up a bit before I hold this weight, but Iím now 2/3 the person I once was at my heaviest (295).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #764 on: May 28, 2018, 04:50:17 PM »
197ish lbs today. Iíll probably bounce back up a bit before I hold this weight, but Iím now 2/3 the person I once was at my heaviest (295).

Congratulations

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #765 on: May 28, 2018, 07:33:36 PM »
197ish lbs today. Iíll probably bounce back up a bit before I hold this weight, but Iím now 2/3 the person I once was at my heaviest (295).

Congrats! That's amazing!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #766 on: May 28, 2018, 11:54:08 PM »
Awesome progress!!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #767 on: May 29, 2018, 05:59:55 AM »
Thanks :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #768 on: May 29, 2018, 07:17:25 PM »
197ish lbs today. Iíll probably bounce back up a bit before I hold this weight, but Iím now 2/3 the person I once was at my heaviest (295).

Congrats! That's amazing!

WOOOOOOOOOT! Way to keep with it!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #769 on: May 31, 2018, 04:52:16 AM »
May 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

Steady progress...

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #770 on: June 01, 2018, 09:48:41 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

*sigh*  this is going too slowly.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #771 on: June 01, 2018, 01:04:36 PM »
@neophyte thatís about what my average loss has been each month, 3lbs a month. Itís often considered more sustainable to lose weight 0.5-1 lb/week than doing it faster. It might seem slow but it quickly compounds. Iím constantly getting compliments on how thin Iím looking now, which is the result 17 months and counting of work.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #772 on: June 13, 2018, 04:32:52 AM »
196, new all time low. Down 49 lbs on low carb, 99lbs from my all-time heaviest which Iíd lost most of it and then regained about half before trying low carb.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #773 on: June 13, 2018, 07:20:09 AM »
I have finally gone past the 5+ pounds loss, thanks to the flu. ;-) Now here's hoping I can maintain! I'd love to be at the 10 pound mark by September.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #774 on: June 16, 2018, 08:39:09 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).  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.

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
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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #775 on: June 17, 2018, 07:11:54 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 110.7kg
Current weight: 111.5kg

I've plateaued for the last month. Sigh.

It's winter and the last week has been cold and rainy, so I've been riding my bike less (didn't ride at all last week). Work is also busier at this time of year. I've been eating a lot of soups and more bread than usual, but I've generally had far less potatoes/rice/noodles than normal.

I was 109.3 when I weighed in this morning, so I suspect there's a bit of water weight in there from all the soup I've had today.

Maybe I'll get on the bike again on Tuesday. It's forecast to be dry, and while it'll be a bit cool in the morning (about 3-4C), I don't mind riding the bike when it's that cold as long as it's not wet.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #776 on: June 24, 2018, 05:58:16 AM »
Starting weight: 120.7kg
Last weight: 111.5kg
Current weight: 111.3kg

Nothing to speak of really.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #777 on: June 25, 2018, 09:29:17 AM »
I'm going to join the party.   I'm a 6 ft male and my weight had ballooned to an all-time heaviest 235 pounds.   Nine weeks ago I started New Atkins and this morning I weighted myself and I was down to 210.  I've tried other dieting plans and I have to say New Atkins is by far the best plan I've ever experienced from a weight loss and ease to maintain perspective.  Here's some random thoughts on the Atkins diet:

1) I'd say the most surprising thing so far is how hard it is to get my calories up. Beforehand, I had a very carb heavy diet, so once I cut out carbs I've lost a lot of calories. For example, today I ordered a Chipotle salad without rice and beans, but it was under 500 calories even with sour cream and cheese. Afterward I bought a small bag of almonds just in case I get hungry later. The day before I got a 5 guys bacon double cheeseburger and once you remove the bread/fries the calories are fairly manageable. Interestingly, despite lower my calories I'm fuller and I have less desire to snack (a huge problem for me) because when you up the protein vs carbs you stay fuller for a longer time. When I was eating a lot of high calorie carbs I'd crash and I'd be hungry a few hours later.

3) I'm lucky to have a supermarket where I take the train to and from work. You can buy beef, pork and seafood and they'll cook it for you on the spot. They also have a salad bar for veggies. That really helps the convenience factor after work. I would have a hard time with this diet if I had to spend a lot of time cooking everything myself.

4) I notice I'm spending a bit more on food. Generally, carb heavy foods are cheaper than protein heavy foods. I'm fine with that, but I think it's worth mentioning.

5) I made a fathead pizza.   It's amazing a low carb pizza can taste that good.  Highly recommended.

6) I'm also kinda addicted to the Atkins candy bars.   I like to have one in the evening if I get a little hungry.   Those bars aren't the best calories and they are full of alcohol sugars.  I'm conflicted, but what I'm doing is working so I'm not ready to change, but if I hit a major plateau it'll be the first thing to go.
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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #778 on: June 25, 2018, 11:25:34 AM »
Hello all!

I've recently gotten serious about weight loss. At my height I was 271, and now I'm at 238 (33 pounds down!). Going at a slow and steady rate of about one pound per week.

I have a long way to go but can celebrate small victories. I dropped a pant size. I moved out of the "morbidly obese" BMI category into regular "obese." And I'm already just feeling better, not like such a blob in life.

I have a history of unsustainably restrictive diets, and signing up for gym memberships I didn't use. But now I've finally learned to work within my own habits and preferences.

Food: I love snacks and desserts. Rather than fight this, I now always have healthy substitutes for junk food on hand. Chickpea snacks, edamame, almonds, and smoothie ingredients have replaced chips and ice cream. Foods high in fiber and protein are more filling, so you eat less and feel more satisfied.  My meals are low-carb with heaps of vegetables.

Exercise: I hate the gym. Everything about it. The smell, the rubbery textures, the sweatiness, the swishy-fabric attire. Fortunately, the outdoors are free and much more pleasant. I've been discovering nature trails in my area and trying to walk at least 4 miles a day. Sometimes I'll pop in an audiobook on earphones and walk for hours, or I'll go looking for geocaches just to give myself a mission. I wear good walking shoes and street clothes, and the contemplative, peaceful experience suits me so much better than a gym.


I think these habits will stick. With each pound lost I feel more and more free, released from a burden.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #779 on: June 25, 2018, 06:39:39 PM »
Hello all!

I've recently gotten serious about weight loss. At my height I was 271, and now I'm at 238 (33 pounds down!). Going at a slow and steady rate of about one pound per week.

I have a long way to go but can celebrate small victories. I dropped a pant size. I moved out of the "morbidly obese" BMI category into regular "obese." And I'm already just feeling better, not like such a blob in life.

I have a history of unsustainably restrictive diets, and signing up for gym memberships I didn't use. But now I've finally learned to work within my own habits and preferences.

Food: I love snacks and desserts. Rather than fight this, I now always have healthy substitutes for junk food on hand. Chickpea snacks, edamame, almonds, and smoothie ingredients have replaced chips and ice cream. Foods high in fiber and protein are more filling, so you eat less and feel more satisfied.  My meals are low-carb with heaps of vegetables.

Exercise: I hate the gym. Everything about it. The smell, the rubbery textures, the sweatiness, the swishy-fabric attire. Fortunately, the outdoors are free and much more pleasant. I've been discovering nature trails in my area and trying to walk at least 4 miles a day. Sometimes I'll pop in an audiobook on earphones and walk for hours, or I'll go looking for geocaches just to give myself a mission. I wear good walking shoes and street clothes, and the contemplative, peaceful experience suits me so much better than a gym.


I think these habits will stick. With each pound lost I feel more and more free, released from a burden.

In my entire 4 year weight loss journey from obese down to low-healthy BMI, I never set foot in a gym once. There were a number of long walks, and a ton on gentle physio exercises, but nothing that contributed much to my calorie balance.

You absolutely do not need the gym to lose weight, and for some of us, thatís incredibly liberating.

I can second @Malkynn's experience.  I've lost about 50 pounds in the past 9 months and it was all through changes in my eating habits.  I am not a person who frequents the gym or jogs or does any regular physical activity.  I do hike on weekends and any other day that gives me a few hours to sneak away from work.

My 3-sizes-smaller-than-last-summer shorts are all due to my change in eating.  I tell people all the time that I don't feel like I'm dieting.  I'm not tracking anything, only eating specific foods at specific times, or eating foods in specific combinations.  I'm simply eating better and smarter.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2018
« Reply #780 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 #781 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 #782 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 #783 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 #784 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 #785 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 #786 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 #787 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 #788 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 #789 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 #790 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 #791 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 #792 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 #793 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 #794 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 #795 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 #796 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 #797 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 #798 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 #799 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?!