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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #300 on: March 29, 2019, 10:15:29 PM »
Weekly check-in

Jan 1: 154.2 lbs
Jan 4: 150.2 lbs (lost that water weight!)
Jan 11: 149.8 lbs
Jan 18: 147.4 lbs
Jan 25: 147.8 lbs
Feb 2: 146.8 lbs
Feb 8: 144.6 lbs
Feb 15: 143.6 lbs
Feb 23: 144 lbs
March 1: 140.8 lbs
March 9: 138.8 lbs
March 22: 144 lbs
March 29: 142.2 lbs

Stats: Female 39, 5ft
Total weight lost: 12 lbs
Goal weight: 129 lbs
*Have to reach goal weight by July 7 2019 to get $1080 in prize money from HealthyWager OR I lose $600*
Currently 48% towards my goal with 45.3% time elapsed

Well, as I anticipated, the cruise set me back quite a bit. I have lost 2 lbs in the past week since I returned and looks like I will have to work hard to shed the remaining 3 lbs to get me back to where I was 3 weeks ago. So I probably lost about a month of progress (since I went on a 2 week vacation and it is taking about 2 weeks to shed the vacation weight)

My vacation was worth it though :) And I had anticipated this when I signed up for HealthyWager and made sure that I had enough time to meet my goals even with the effects of the cruise.

I haven't yet gotten back into logging post-vacation and that is likely what is currently slowing down my progress. Have a big family meal tomorrow and then back to my normal food for the next week.

On the good side, I ate a ton during my two week vacation, but was able to stick to my goal of 2+ hours of physical activity nearly every day. On the cruise I went for two to four 30 min dance classes each day. Plus hitting the ship's clubs at night. And on our two beach days, I swam for 2-3 hrs straight. Post cruise I biked a lot nearly every day.

 




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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #301 on: March 30, 2019, 09:01:26 AM »
I have to join today... had my yearly physical and the doctor says I gained 9lbs since last year :(.  I'm 5'11 and weight 191.5 lbs, I would like to get to the 175-180 range, that would put me with a BMI below 25.  So here we go!

Mar 20: 191.5 lbs
Mar 30: 188.0

It's working!  I am actually losing weight!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #302 on: March 30, 2019, 10:39:43 AM »
3/30 203 lbs. Goal: 200 by end of June so doing well. Plan is to keep eating less but  healthier foods and exercising via cardio. Doing intermittent fasting occasionally too. Peaked at 265 lbs in May 2018. Ultimately, my goal is to be in a healthy bmi weight of 194 or less and stay there for a 6 2 man. May want to start lifting too for better body composition.

Am enjoying learning about fitness and nutrition, and especially trying new foods. Loved having hummus with celery sticks two nights ago.

Glad to see everyone else making progress and sticking with it.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #303 on: March 30, 2019, 11:49:39 AM »
Mid January: ~198
Feb 2: 195
Feb 9: 192.6
Feb 16: 190.6
Feb 23: 189.4
Mar 30: 190.6

Been a whirlwind past month with moving and haven't weighed in or been on track at all with diet. So I'm actually happy to see I'm still at 190. Back on track now for another push towards 180.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #304 on: March 30, 2019, 12:42:13 PM »
225.7 this morning, slowly dropping towards 220.

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224.5 today, finally dropping somewhat predictably.

Goal weight remains 208 by May 8th

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New low today and that on a Monday, amazing! :)

222.8lbs, 14.8 to go.
Hit 221.1 one day but promptly bumped back up. This morning was 222.6 so slowly but surely making progress.

I am traveling for work this week so it will be tough for me to keep it up but it can obviously be done. Running a 5k in the Florida heat on Thursday will help keep me on track.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #305 on: March 30, 2019, 03:23:19 PM »
What I'm doing to try and keep weight down in 2019:

  • Many meals throughout the day.
  • High protein meals where possible (more satiating).
  • Chewy, high-fibre food, so it takes longer to eat (more satiating).
  • Big breakfast to fill me up until lunch time (wholegrain baguette or porridge bowl).
  • Lots of coffee.
  • Zero-sugar soft drinks (Coke Zero, etc).
  • Sugar-free chewing gum.
  • Eating as slowly as possible.
  • Keeping mentally or physically occupied so I don't think about food.
  • Strength exercises to increase muscle mass. More muscles = more calories burned when at rest.
  • Get lots of sleep and do some mindfulness.
  • Use mobile calorie tracking app religiously.
  • Avoid having calorie-dense foods in the house.

My weight at the moment isn't too bad (65 kg weight, 173 cm height), but I'd prefer it to be headed down rather than up.
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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #306 on: March 31, 2019, 07:16:39 AM »
Over the past few years, my weight was slowly but steadily rising. In August 2018, I heard about Diet Bet and decided to give it a try. Since then, Iíve lost nearly 40 lbs. I have another 54 lbs to lose to be in a healthy BMI. Iíd love to get there in 2019, although I know that it will be a stretch for me.

Iíve lost the weight so far by doing intermittent fasting on a 16:8 schedule (itís my natural eating pattern so it works for me), tracking calories, and increasing my daily movement.

August 2018: 236.8
December 31: 198.8
January 31: 191.8 (I was hoping to be a bit further along, but my weight went up and plateaued for a while before I managed to drop weight this month. Then again, progress is progress and Iíll take what I can get.)
February 28th: 189.2
March 31st: 184 (Iíve now gotten solidly beyond my 50 lb goal! Very excited about that. I also learned that Iím an inch taller than I used to be so my next goal of getting down to an overweight BMI is even closer. Just 4 more lbs until Iím considered overweight!)

Goal for April: 176 (I know itís a lofty goal given my recent slow down, but I would just love to hit the 60 lb mark)

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #307 on: March 31, 2019, 07:45:03 AM »
I started to try to lose weight back in November.

Started at 236.
Weight as of 3/31 - 202

My goal was/is to be 195.  And more buff.  At 195 I want to see the % body fat and if I want to go lower.  So far, doing OK, although my initial goal was to hit 195 by 4/1.  Oh well.  I think I can do it by 5/1.   

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #308 on: March 31, 2019, 11:38:22 AM »
March 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% BF
08/31/2018     193.8      25.7% BF
09/29/2018     191.2      25.1% BF
10/31/2018     187.6      24.3% BF
11/30/2018     186.0      24.0% BF
12/31/2018     186.6      24.0% BF
01/31/2019     181.2      23.0% BF
02/28/2019     181.6.     23.1% BF
03/31/2019     183.0      23.4% BF

At the end of last month I decided to switch to maintenance for a while and it went generally okay this month, though it is probably a bit to soon to tell and definitely still a work in progress.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #309 on: April 01, 2019, 02:37:30 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
01/28/19: 160.4 lbs

02/01/19: 160.0 lbs
02/28/19: 157.4 lbs

03/07/19: 157.3 lbs
03/13/19: 155.8 lbs
03/14/19: 159.4 lbs
03/21/19: 157.7 lbs
03/25/19: 154.4 lbs

04/01/19: 157.2 lbs

I had to go out of town for work all of last week.  I checked my weight before I left and was really excited to see that I had finally jumped under the 157 mark.  This morning I am back at 157, I feel like I am never going to get to and stay under 157.  Considering where I was at a year ago (and for many years before that) I am really happy with that weight but I was/am also really looking forward to the day that when some random medical professional decides to calculate my BMI and I fall in the "healthy" range.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #310 on: April 01, 2019, 03:28:41 PM »
Hopping back in this thread for a bit. I was down to 179.0 and bopped up to 181.8 after being out of town for work last week.

180ish is a pretty comfortable maintenance weight for me. I look fantastic a pound or two lower (can easily tell the difference in the mirror) however itís just way harder to maintain any less than 180 as I stil around 7%-8% BF around there. Also, Iím fine to have a mild cheat meal on the weekend, a bowl of lower calorie ice cream at some point during the week, and maybe a few extra snacks here and there. I lift weights heavy twice a week and run about 20 miles a week, so that helps keep things in check.

All that being said, I signed up for my first 5K in about 5 weeks, and I want to do everything possible to get my best time. Iíd REALLY like to get down to 175 lbs if possible. Iím not prepared to be entirely miserable to do it, but if I can just pick up the self control a few more notches I should be fine. My wife already prepares, measures, balances every single meal, so that part is all super easy.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #311 on: April 01, 2019, 09:35:05 PM »
@goinganon That is IMPRESSIVE! You have been making awesome progress!!

@Slow & Steady At my current weight of 141lbs, I am still in the overweight portion of the BMI chart. I would need to hit 127lbs to be a "normal weight". The lowest I have hit is 130lbs and I was definitely still pretty rounded although I felt it was a pretty acceptable weight for me.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #312 on: April 03, 2019, 09:51:01 AM »
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

Missed last week's update. Did great last week and then this past week was pretty flat- had friends in town over the weekend so I was a little less vigilant. This week is my first week back to work after a 6 week sabbatical... my job offers a lot of food and snacks at work so the temptation to snack all day is high. This means I have to be more disciplined compared to when I was at home, where we don't generally keep snack food on hand so any time I wanted to snack I had to go through the effort of making something.

That being said, I was working for the first half of the time I've been logging here and still dropped over 10 pounds so I think I'm good!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #313 on: April 06, 2019, 10:50:09 AM »
Mid January: ~198
Feb 2: 195
Feb 9: 192.6
Feb 16: 190.6
Feb 23: 189.4
Mar 30: 190.6
Apr 6: 188.4

Back to the deficit. Feeling good.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #314 on: April 06, 2019, 09:57:21 PM »
1/01/19 147
2/01/19 146.1
3/15/19 145.6
3/29/19 144.8
4/05/19 143.8

I finally feel like I'm on a roll. I'm doing Time Restricted Eating along with CICO and I don't feel deprived!

you all are doing great!
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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #315 on: April 08, 2019, 06:49:31 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
03/25/19: 154.4 lbs

04/01/19: 157.2 lbs
04/08/19: 156.6 lbs

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #316 on: April 09, 2019, 06:16:08 AM »
Right at the 200 threshold. 200.4 to be exact. Maybe be under 200 tomorrow morning?

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #317 on: April 11, 2019, 06:32:59 AM »
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

I seem to have plateaued for the time being. I'm ok with this, at least I'm not really gaining any! 

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #318 on: April 11, 2019, 07:01:55 AM »



New low today and that on a Monday, amazing! :)

222.8lbs, 14.8 to go.
Hit 221.1 one day but promptly bumped back up. This morning was 222.6 so slowly but surely making progress.

I am traveling for work this week so it will be tough for me to keep it up but it can obviously be done. Running a 5k in the Florida heat on Thursday will help keep me on track.

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Was 220.9 yesterday morning but didn't have the greatest day as far as eating so will probably bump back up. Still got my eye on that 208 target.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #319 on: April 11, 2019, 05:17:52 PM »
Checked the scale and Iím under 200!  Yay! 

On we go to 195. Then a reassessment.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #320 on: April 13, 2019, 08:15:27 AM »
220.0 this morning! Got 12 more lbs to lose in the next 4 weeks so I might just miss that goal. I'm really hopeful to be 215 or below though which is my lowest weight in over 10 years.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #321 on: April 13, 2019, 10:36:31 PM »
Mid January: ~198
Feb 2: 195
Feb 9: 192.6
Feb 16: 190.6
Feb 23: 189.4
Mar 30: 190.6
Apr 6: 188.4
Apr 13: 186.2

Keeping it going. Shooting for 180.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #322 on: April 14, 2019, 07:04:28 PM »
1/01/19 147
2/01/19 146.1
3/15/19 145.6
3/29/19 144.8
4/05/19 143.8
4/12/19 143.1

1st goal 140
Final goal ???

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #323 on: April 18, 2019, 06:34:35 AM »
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

Keepin' the plateau going apparently!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #324 on: April 18, 2019, 07:07:01 AM »

Info:  5'6", M, 29

Goal Weight: 150 lbs

1-1-2019: 183.4 lbs
1-7-2019: 180.2 lbs
1-14-2019: 175.6 lbs
1/21/2019: 174.0 lbs
1/28/2019: 173.6 lbs
2/4/2019: 173.2 lbs
2/11/2019: 171.8 lbs
2/18/2019: 172.6 lbs
2/25/2019: 169.8 lbs
3/11/2019: 172.5


4/18/2019: 174.2

This last month has been completely hectic around my house. We bought a "new to us" car and had our third child. she was in the hospital for the first week and half so that made things even harder.

I am ready to get back up on this horse now though. time to shed off another 10 lbs or more.

Congrats on everyone's progress up to this point!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #325 on: April 18, 2019, 07:09:38 AM »
Wow, you folks are doing great!

Prepare to be underwhelmed by my performance though. I started the year at 161lbs, with a goal to lose 6 lbs. I hoped that I could lose it by reigning in my emotional eating with meditation, but then had to spend the month of March getting exhausting  medical treatments. Fatigue led to missed workouts and fast food, so instead of losing weight, I gained another 2lbs.

The good news is that I'm now feeling great, and for the last week I've been logging my food intake, and exercising rigorously (maybe a little too rigorously, judging by my quads). I'm happy to say that I'm back on track at 161.4 lbs.

I've even booked a body scan to assess my body fat levels and distribution. I hope that this will give me an idea of where I should set my goal weight, since my body composition is quite a bit different than it was in my super-athletic youth. Unfortunately there's a big health difference between 10 lbs of muscle and 10lbs of visceral fat. While it's not a thrifty choice, I'm telling myself that it's preventative healthcare and thus fairly excusable.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #326 on: April 18, 2019, 07:14:21 AM »

Info:  5'6", M, 29

Goal Weight: 150 lbs

1-1-2019: 183.4 lbs
1-7-2019: 180.2 lbs
1-14-2019: 175.6 lbs
1/21/2019: 174.0 lbs
1/28/2019: 173.6 lbs
2/4/2019: 173.2 lbs
2/11/2019: 171.8 lbs
2/18/2019: 172.6 lbs
2/25/2019: 169.8 lbs
3/11/2019: 172.5


4/18/2019: 174.2

This last month has been completely hectic around my house. We bought a "new to us" car and had our third child. she was in the hospital for the first week and half so that made things even harder.

I am ready to get back up on this horse now though. time to shed off another 10 lbs or more.

Congrats on everyone's progress up to this point!

Congratulations on the little one! I hope sheís doing better now.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #327 on: April 18, 2019, 07:17:41 AM »
I have finally entered the Overweight BMI category!! This is the lowest Iíve been in well over a decade. At my highest, I was in the Class 3 BMI range so this is a huge accomplishment for me. I still have a long way to go, but at least Iím heading in the right direction.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #328 on: April 18, 2019, 07:48:40 AM »
9/2018 - 240
Jan 31  - 220: Finally lost the other 20 pounds I set in September.
Feb 6   - 219
Apr 18  - 198: Under my 200 goal :)

I'm in. 6' 2" Male mid 30s. I weighed around 265 lbs in April - May 2018 but then got more serious in the fall. Met my previous goal of 220 in the last couple weeks. New Goal: 200 lbs by end of June (Accomplished). Next Goal: Get into a healthy BMI weight range of 194 and under and stay there :)

I've been elliptically almost every day now for 45-60 mins and restricting calories too. 16/8 seems to be my natural eating schedule too so that helps. Overall, I feel so much better and have lots more energy. I'm afraid I may be OCDing a bit since I have been doing multiple daily weighings and have been wanting to try not eating for a day or two but stay hydrated to make the weight come off faster. Very happy to be in the "Overweight" category instead of Obese.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2019
« Reply #329 on: April 19, 2019, 07:16:19 AM »

Info:  5'6", M, 29

Goal Weight: 150 lbs

1-1-2019: 183.4 lbs
1-7-2019: 180.2 lbs
1-14-2019: 175.6 lbs
1/21/2019: 174.0 lbs
1/28/2019: 173.6 lbs
2/4/2019: 173.2 lbs
2/11/2019: 171.8 lbs
2/18/2019: 172.6 lbs
2/25/2019: 169.8 lbs
3/11/2019: 172.5


4/18/2019: 174.2

This last month has been completely hectic around my house. We bought a "new to us" car and had our third child. she was in the hospital for the first week and half so that made things even harder.

I am ready to get back up on this horse now though. time to shed off another 10 lbs or more.

Congrats on everyone's progress up to this point!

Congratulations on the little one! I hope sheís doing better now.

She is doing much better. Just happy that she is finally home with the family!