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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #350 on: May 19, 2019, 12:16:11 PM »
Iím so glad I found this. I though 2017 was the year that I finally learned how to eat healthy and maintain my weight but in 2018 I gained 20 pounds. :(. I have decided to give up sugar and make sure Iím getting 64 ounces of water a day to get back to basics. My starting weight is 158.8 and my goal weight is 140. I am 5í3Ē so based off he BMI charts I could go even lower but this has always felt like a comfortable weight for me.

My weight loss has been slow but at least itís going in the right direction. My weight today was 149.  I have been stuck at 149 for 3 weeks now which is frustrating to say the least. We leave on vacation in 6 days so I am going to try really hard not to gain too much on vacation considering how hard it has been to lose it.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #351 on: May 21, 2019, 08:17:36 AM »
Info:  5'9", M, 39

Initial Goal Weight: 185 lbs

5/01/2019: 217.6 lbs
5/21/2019: 209.6 lbs

Earlier this month I noticed my weight was at an all-time high.  I wasnít too happy.  Going to start posting here.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #352 on: May 21, 2019, 08:22:23 AM »
@AK that is so great! I have the daily exercise thing down pat and I enjoy it. But I am still struggling a little with the eating healthy part. I do OK at my regular daily meals (low cals and lot of veggies) but have noticed whenever I indulge, I avoid the veggies. Today I was at a party with loads of fresh veggies and delicious looking healthy food. I ended up eating some of that. Than a lot more fried chicken wings and the other higher cal foods. And about 3 more cookies than I planned along with a couple of cups of watermelon...after I was stuffed. Frustrating. Social meals are rough for me.

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Social outings are my downfall too. I love fried food and chicken wings too! I usually put on 5-7 pounds between lots of beer, soda, and food and then have to wait 3-5 days for it to come off. However, I tend to do this occasionally and not every week so it's in moderation and is fun. If I overeat one day, I'll undereat the next day or another to balance it out but it sure is hard.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #353 on: May 21, 2019, 12:09:11 PM »
I have sucked at this so far this year. I'm "only" up 2.6 pounds from my original post...but my goal is to lose 40. Work has been a huge source of busy-ness and stress so far this year, and I have gotten off track with my health. I'm running a half marathon in just under two weeks and I'm nowhere near where I planned to be. Oh well; I'll do my best and move on. Two big things just finished up at work last week so I should have a breather here to reset and refocus.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #354 on: May 21, 2019, 01:54:52 PM »
My goal for the end of the year is somewhere between maintaining my weight and losing 20-25(ish) lbs.  Google tells me the top end of a healthy weight for my height is 140 lbs, even when I was in the best shape of my life (played very competitive soccer and volleyball in high school, with weight lifting) I was pretty steadily in the 145 range.

Historical weights
7/2017: 200 lbs (6 weeks pregnant)
03/23/18: 215 lbs (40 weeks pregnant)
04/03/18: 192.8 lbs
05/06/18: 181.2 lbs
06/14/18: 172.8 lbs
08/06/18: 168.8 lbs
09/21/18: 165.4 lbs
10/07/18: 162.2 lbs
12/07/18: 157.? lbs

2019 log in
01/09/19: 161.6 lbs
02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
03/07/19: 157.3 lbs
04/01/19: 157.2 lbs
05/02/19: 157.4 lbs
05/08/19: 153.6 lbs
05/21/19: 155.4 lbs

Is this plateau over?  I am saying YES at this point.  I have had an really stressful 2-3 weeks and I am still under the dreaded 157 that stuck around for so long!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #355 on: May 21, 2019, 04:24:36 PM »
Ugh.  After the holidays and a vacation in January, I was at my highest weight ever.  I have really been trying since February, had some setbacks, but have actually lost ~6 lbs.  I haven't been really great at being consistent, but figure something is better than nothing.  Here's one of my problems though...  Does anyone else get really angry that you have to go exercise?  Like really angry, any amount of encouragement sets you off, angry?  Sometimes I feel like I have a 2 year old having a temper tantrum in my head!  I argue with toddler me, laying out all the logical reasons as to why I have to go do it, but toddler me still says, "But I don't wanna!"  Lol, sigh...  Sometimes I win, sometimes toddler me wins...  Anyone have any tips for getting over that??? 

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #356 on: May 22, 2019, 02:51:10 PM »
May 12th - 135.6 lbs
May 22nd - 134 lbs

Breastfeeding helps a lot. I'll have my 6 week postpartum appointment in a couple weeks so I'm not really exercising much yet, just some walking here and there. Once I get the OK to workout I'll start back up with running, which I miss terribly.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #357 on: May 22, 2019, 02:57:51 PM »
Ugh.  After the holidays and a vacation in January, I was at my highest weight ever.  I have really been trying since February, had some setbacks, but have actually lost ~6 lbs.  I haven't been really great at being consistent, but figure something is better than nothing.  Here's one of my problems though...  Does anyone else get really angry that you have to go exercise?  Like really angry, any amount of encouragement sets you off, angry?  Sometimes I feel like I have a 2 year old having a temper tantrum in my head!  I argue with toddler me, laying out all the logical reasons as to why I have to go do it, but toddler me still says, "But I don't wanna!"  Lol, sigh...  Sometimes I win, sometimes toddler me wins...  Anyone have any tips for getting over that???

I had tried exercising in the past and it was just boring. What helped me was pairing it with something enjoyable to make it fun. For me, I started listening to podcasts which helped me learn various things. Perhaps you could try doing it with someone too.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #358 on: May 22, 2019, 03:36:56 PM »
Bumped back up to 221.7 after an 11 day trip home, but back on our healthy eating and weighed in at 220 this morning which is up 2lbs from my lowest weight pre-trip. Initial goal remains 208 then I will reassess but likely it will be 199.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #359 on: May 23, 2019, 01:21:46 PM »
I posted back in February about my injury and needing to lose weight.
I didnít get serious until May 5th.

When I checked in in February I weighted 151.7lbs. May 5th I logged 150.7 in my LoseIt App.

Today 5/23 I am at 144.6 lbs down 6.1 pounds in 18 days.

I have been logging my food, eating much healthier meals, drinking more water, and making sure I get my walks or bike rides in. The nicer weather also allows me to get lost for hours in my gardens doing yardwork.

If I can lose another 6 lbs before my vacation on 2/8 I would be thrilled, but it is likely unrealistic!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #360 on: May 23, 2019, 03:29:46 PM »
That should read vacation on 6/8!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #361 on: May 27, 2019, 04:58:19 PM »
Jan 02 2019: 161 lbs
Jan 09 2019: 157.4 lbs
Jan 16 2019: 157.2 lbs
Jan 23 2019: 152.8 lbs
Jan 30 2019: 153.0 lbs
Feb 06 2019: 150.8 lbs
Feb 13 2019: 148.8 lbs
Feb 20 2019: 147.2 lbs
Feb 23 2019: 145.2 lbs

Mar 06 2019: 148.8 lbs
Mar 13 2019: 146.4 lbs
Mar 20 2019: 144.2 lbs
Mar 27 2019: 142.2 lbs
Apr 03 2019: 142.6 lbs
Apr 10 2019: 143.2 lbs
Apr 17 2019: 142.6 lbs
Apr 24 2019: 144.4 lbs
May 01 2019: 143.2 lbs

May 27 2019: 141.8 lbs
Jun 03 2019: 143.0 lbs

Jun 17 2019: 145.2 lbs

Spent the past week on vacation fishing in Canada, which meant a week of sitting in a boat and drinking beer (although not simultaneously). Up a couple pounds but given the activities (or lack thereof) I was doing, I'm ok with that. Gotta get back in the groove now! Over the next few weeks I'm planning on exclusively biking to/from work (about 4.5 miles each way) so that should help!
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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #362 on: May 31, 2019, 05:33:51 AM »
August 2018: 236.8
December 31: 198.8
January 31: 191.8
February 28th: 189.2
March 31st: 184
April 30th: 179.8
May 31st: 173.2

This month has the biggest loss since January! And that includes a 4 lb gain over Memorial Day weekend.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #363 on: May 31, 2019, 01:57:53 PM »
Started Keto the day after the superbowl (Feb 4).  I usually crash and burn on diets within 2 weeks... I'm 3.5 weeks in and show no sign of stopping keto!

5'10. Male. 28.

Starting weight: 193.5
Goal weight: 175
Holy shit I'm stunned goal weight: 165

2/4/2019: 193.5
2/11/2019: 189.4
2/18/2019: 186.7
2/25/2019: 186.1

Total: 7.4 pounds (2.47 pounds per week on average).

I did touch 184 for a day... I'm trying to only focus on what I weigh on Monday (I dunno, for consistencies sake).  Trying to focus on the mental health side of dieting and working out.... I'm optimistic this is going to stick long term and be a lifestyle, not a diet!

Update:

3/4/2019 182.5
3/11/2019 180.2
3/18/2019 179.3
3/25/2019 179.3
4/1/2019 177
4/8/2019 176.8
FELL OFF WAGON FOR 3 WEEKS (I switched jobs and moved.  Stressful.  Excuses)
4/26/2019 183
5/8/2019 180.4
5/14/2019 178
5/20/2019 176.2
5/27/2019 175.2

.2 pounds from hitting goal weight :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #364 on: May 31, 2019, 04:23:21 PM »

1/11/18 - 96kg       211.5 lbs       BMI 38.5    Class II Obesity
1/12/18 - 94kg       207 lbs
1/01/19 - 92kg       203 lbs
1/02/19 - 90.1kg    198.5 lbs
1/03/19 - 89kg       196
7/4/19  -  88.5kg    195
1/5/19 -  87kg        192 lbs         BMI 34.9     Class I Obesity
1/6/19 - 86 kg        189.5

Oh so slow and steady! I worked really hard in the last few days to get the last off that kg off and to my surprise this morning I made it. I've started doing strength training at the gym so I may also have lost more fat and put on muscle.. This month I'm celebrating:
-over 10% of body weight lost
-10kg lost
-under 190lbs.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #365 on: May 31, 2019, 05:50:44 PM »

1/11/18 - 96kg       211.5 lbs       BMI 38.5    Class II Obesity
1/12/18 - 94kg       207 lbs
1/01/19 - 92kg       203 lbs
1/02/19 - 90.1kg    198.5 lbs
1/03/19 - 89kg       196
7/4/19  -  88.5kg    195
1/5/19 -  87kg        192 lbs         BMI 34.9     Class I Obesity
1/6/19 - 86 kg        189.5

Oh so slow and steady! I worked really hard in the last few days to get the last off that kg off and to my surprise this morning I made it. I've started doing strength training at the gym so I may also have lost more fat and put on muscle.. This month I'm celebrating:
-over 10% of body weight lost
-10kg lost
-under 190lbs.
Awesome progress! Worthy of a celebration!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #366 on: May 31, 2019, 05:51:15 PM »
Started Keto the day after the superbowl (Feb 4).  I usually crash and burn on diets within 2 weeks... I'm 3.5 weeks in and show no sign of stopping keto!

5'10. Male. 28.

Starting weight: 193.5
Goal weight: 175
Holy shit I'm stunned goal weight: 165

2/4/2019: 193.5
2/11/2019: 189.4
2/18/2019: 186.7
2/25/2019: 186.1

Total: 7.4 pounds (2.47 pounds per week on average).

I did touch 184 for a day... I'm trying to only focus on what I weigh on Monday (I dunno, for consistencies sake).  Trying to focus on the mental health side of dieting and working out.... I'm optimistic this is going to stick long term and be a lifestyle, not a diet!

Update:

3/4/2019 182.5
3/11/2019 180.2
3/18/2019 179.3
3/25/2019 179.3
4/1/2019 177
4/8/2019 176.8
FELL OFF WAGON FOR 3 WEEKS (I switched jobs and moved.  Stressful.  Excuses)
4/26/2019 183
5/8/2019 180.4
5/14/2019 178
5/20/2019 176.2
5/27/2019 175.2

.2 pounds from hitting goal weight :)
I guess that means you will graduate soon. Are you switching your energy from this to something else now?

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #367 on: June 01, 2019, 10:48:32 AM »
@ItsALongStory Nope.  I'm going to shoot for the "holy shit I'm stunned goal weight" of 165 :)  Celebrating this weekend with a... 48 hour fast!

I haven't been 175 since 2013.  Haven't been 165 since 2010.  At the same time... I'm going to try to focus more on gaining muscle, rather than losing weight.  BMI still considers me overweight.

So yeah... I want to keep going... Most importantly I want to maintain.  I can't go back.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #368 on: June 01, 2019, 08:28:17 PM »
@ItsALongStory Nope.  I'm going to shoot for the "holy shit I'm stunned goal weight" of 165 :)  Celebrating this weekend with a... 48 hour fast!

I haven't been 175 since 2013.  Haven't been 165 since 2010.  At the same time... I'm going to try to focus more on gaining muscle, rather than losing weight.  BMI still considers me overweight.

So yeah... I want to keep going... Most importantly I want to maintain.  I can't go back.

Great challenge! I will be here to cheer you on!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #369 on: June 03, 2019, 05:55:28 AM »

1/11/18 - 96kg       211.5 lbs       BMI 38.5    Class II Obesity
1/12/18 - 94kg       207 lbs
1/01/19 - 92kg       203 lbs
1/02/19 - 90.1kg    198.5 lbs
1/03/19 - 89kg       196
7/4/19  -  88.5kg    195
1/5/19 -  87kg        192 lbs         BMI 34.9     Class I Obesity
1/6/19 - 86 kg        189.5

Oh so slow and steady! I worked really hard in the last few days to get the last off that kg off and to my surprise this morning I made it. I've started doing strength training at the gym so I may also have lost more fat and put on muscle.. This month I'm celebrating:
-over 10% of body weight lost
-10kg lost
-under 190lbs.
Awesome progress! Worthy of a celebration!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #370 on: June 03, 2019, 06:28:12 AM »
My goal for the end of the year is somewhere between maintaining my weight and losing 20-25(ish) lbs.  Google tells me the top end of a healthy weight for my height is 140 lbs, even when I was in the best shape of my life (played very competitive soccer and volleyball in high school, with weight lifting) I was pretty steadily in the 145 range.

Historical weights
7/2017: 200 lbs (6 weeks pregnant)
03/23/18: 215 lbs (40 weeks pregnant)
04/03/18: 192.8 lbs
05/06/18: 181.2 lbs
06/14/18: 172.8 lbs
08/06/18: 168.8 lbs
09/21/18: 165.4 lbs
10/07/18: 162.2 lbs
12/07/18: 157.? lbs

2019 log in
01/09/19: 161.6 lbs
02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
03/07/19: 157.3 lbs
04/01/19: 157.2 lbs
05/02/19: 157.4 lbs
05/21/19: 155.4 lbs

06/03/19: 154.2 lbs

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #371 on: June 04, 2019, 03:39:09 PM »
I wish I saw this 2 months ago.

I decided to lose 20 lbs about 2 months ago. I hit my goal this morning. 175lbs.

Data:
3/31: 195  (The most I have ever weighed, shocked me into action.)
4/3: 190.2 (Probably an unhealthy speed of decline at first.)
4/6: 187.0
4/9: 185.3
4/12: 186.6
4/15: 186.6
4/18: 185.2
4/21: 183.7
4/24: 183.3
4/27: 182.9
4/30: 182.6
5/3: 180.7
5/6: 184.5  (I found after intense exercise, like hiking 10 miles on a strenuous trail, my weight would actually go up from all the water I drank.)
5/9: 181.6 (Luckily, that water weight falls back off fast.)
5/12: 181.0
5/15: 180.2
5/18: 179.8
5/21: 181.6
5/24: 179.2
5/27: 178.5
5/30: 176.5
6/3: 175.4 
6/4: 175!!!!!


Looking at the data, the first 10 pounds were easy, the next 10 took much longer.
 
Process:  I switched to a primarily plant whole foods based diet. I only eat meat about twice a week now. Now I'm so used to it that I actually prefer the plant based diet unless it's a special occasion and I'm eating something really nice like quality steak. I already exercise daily and hike a lot so I didn't make any major changes there.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #372 on: June 07, 2019, 07:58:59 AM »
Haven't posted in a couple of months but still grappling with the same 5-7 pounds I'm always fighting.

Have decided to focus on eating MORE good things, instead of eating less in general. Have been doing the daily dozen challenge for almost a month and finally feel like I'm making progress. Haven't weighed myself in two weeks but feeling less bloated and "puffy" in general.

Of the 26 days I've done the challenge so far, I've only hit my goal two days (it is really hard to get everything in!). But I can tell how much healthier my diet is, in general.

https://nutritionfacts.org/daily-dozen-challenge/
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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #373 on: June 10, 2019, 05:51:55 PM »
Elaine, the diet bet youíre doing has inspired me.  Am joining you on HealthyWage (I used your referral link).  I think this might help me a lot with sticking to my plan - I *can* lose weight by tracking calories, but my problem in the past has been that eventually I get tired of all the tracking before Iíve actually made that much progress, plus I donít feel enough of a sense of urgency about it (Ötomorrow is another day and all that).  Whereas this imposes a real $$ deadline I have to take seriously, lol.

Also surprised by how strong my sense of loss aversion is when I think about not getting back the money I put into HealthyWage.  Clearly I am financially motivated, surprise surprise.  :)

After six months of religiously tracking calories, I hope all that practice will make it easier to stick with it as an ongoing habit, so that I can succeed with long-term maintenance (otherwise I know Iím just going to drift back upward again).

Ice cream is my biggest weakness.  So tempting if itís sitting there in the freezer!  I donít think I can entirely cut it out (not if I want a plan I can really stick to long term), but maybe I can put a moratorium on buying it at the grocery store and have a rule that I am allowed to go out for ice cream no more than monthly.  There is a Coldstone ice cream shop about twenty steps from my workplace, a convenience that is at once both wonderful and terrible.

However, I am *not* losing $600 to HealthyWage, so.  Take that, Coldstone!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #374 on: June 15, 2019, 01:41:51 PM »
Bumped back up to 221.7 after an 11 day trip home, but back on our healthy eating and weighed in at 220 this morning which is up 2lbs from my lowest weight pre-trip. Initial goal remains 208 then I will reassess but likely it will be 199.

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Really haven't been paying a lot of attention to my food habits but my improved exercise habits are keeping me at my current weight range. Just weighed in at 217.5. Need to get back on the healthier diet so I can drop those next 10lbs.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #375 on: June 15, 2019, 04:13:07 PM »
Update
May 12th - 135.6 lbs
May 22nd - 134 lbs
June 14th - 130.8

5.8lbs away from my prepregnancy weight :)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #376 on: June 15, 2019, 10:28:41 PM »
Update
May 12th - 135.6 lbs
May 22nd - 134 lbs
June 14th - 130.8

5.8lbs away from my prepregnancy weight :)

Awesome progress!