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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2018, 10:41:30 AM »
PTF and all that jazz...I'm in for $5 per lb lost to the food pantry that is currently supporting my MIL ;-)

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2018, 11:04:27 AM »
Thanks to all on team Sammy!! I will send out individual Thankyous where I can, but I don't think I have that capability on the US site... They didn't set it up like that and I am disappointed.
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2018, 11:23:29 AM »
Should I specify that I pay in CAD and not your weird heathen American money that smells weird?

Nah. Money is fungible, blah, blah, yadda.

Yeah, follow-up question: are you planning to change charities each period? If so, I'll follow along with each one, but if not then bundling probably makes sense (but too late for this time!)

Different every time, yo.

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« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2018, 11:36:24 AM »
@Prospector I forget what the timing of the ride is - if I do a lump sum at the end of this will that still help you guys?
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2018, 11:46:20 AM »
@Prospector I forget what the timing of the ride is - if I do a lump sum at the end of this will that still help you guys?

We ride the last 2 wks of August. The donations will keep being accepted as long our story stays in the news. Likely until the new Year at least.
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2018, 03:26:32 PM »
I am definitely not keeping track of math for you lazy shavers. Fill in the tracking spreadsheet when you actually make the physical donation. I think that will work best.

Jeez, OK. Entered into the survey-thingee.

CSW, thanks from here for the food bank donation.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2018, 03:56:21 PM »
I am definitely not keeping track of math for you lazy shavers. Fill in the tracking spreadsheet when you actually make the physical donation. I think that will work best.

Jeez, OK. Entered into the survey-thingee.

CSW, thanks from here for the food bank donation.
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2018, 09:27:06 PM »
orange, doorhinge

MIND BLOWN.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2018, 06:10:42 AM »
I am so dumb... While I can't send out thankyou messages from the US giving site, I can thank the Mustachians I recognize here!! And so...

@LifeHappens   - Thanks for your donation to EJ Autism! James and I really appreciate knowing you believe in us!

@jeninco - Thank you for supporting James and I in our ride, having good people backing us is a push in the right direction!

@DCKatie09 - Thanks for your donation - it will go toward building a respite home for families who otherwise might never be able to get away from the stresses of raising a disabled child.
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« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2018, 09:45:01 AM »
Oh, geez -- I know you're Canadian and can't help being polite, but I'm getting all foggy-eyed here at the computer. Wish James our best, 'Kay?

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« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2018, 09:51:58 AM »
Just realized the "carrot" for Sammy doesn't work if I don't announce it.  Donated $44 to the cause of the week.  (Well, almost.  I sent 55 CAD and my CC was charged 43.84 USD.)

Keep it going, Sailor Sam!  I look forward to finding out how much I get to donate (and to what cause) next week.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2018, 07:45:00 PM »
I'll join the lump sum party. Go Sam go!
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2018, 09:21:45 PM »

$5 per reporting period,  bonuses every 4 pounds lost.

So, I have options regarding my donations. I was assuming successful reports. And this was at 80% compliance. Leaving me to decide how many times I'm actually going to donate and if I dock you for missed days.

I have decided that you will be rewarded for each completed reporting period, because honesty should be rewarded. Donation made. Please proceed to achieve more goals.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2018, 05:04:06 AM »
@ElleFiji - Thanks so much for boosting James on his ride. You have always been a generous person, and its great that you have chosen to support us.
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« Reply #64 on: April 18, 2018, 05:19:46 AM »
@Sailor Sam - the boys prepared a menu for us. It may work for you too! (If you can figure out what Thursday is, let me know.)
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« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2018, 05:46:37 AM »
@Sailor Sam - the boys prepared a menu for us. It may work for you too! (If you can figure out what Thursday is, let me know.)

Thursday is easy, but I have no idea what Tuesday says.

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Chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese


ETA:. Ooh, ooh, ooh! Is Tuesday
Spoiler: show
spaghetti
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #66 on: April 18, 2018, 06:14:37 AM »
@Sailor Sam - the boys prepared a menu for us. It may work for you too! (If you can figure out what Thursday is, let me know.)

Thursday is easy, but I have no idea what Tuesday says.

Spoiler: show
Chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese


ETA:. Ooh, ooh, ooh! Is Tuesday
Spoiler: show
spaghetti
?
That's what I got too. :) Missing some vegetables, but a solid menu!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #67 on: April 18, 2018, 06:43:07 AM »
I could read Tuesdays (if we did get it right), and was confident Id be able to figure out Thursdays but nope! Well done, Cherry Lane!!

Is it mean to post menu words like that on a page dedicated to weight change?
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #68 on: April 18, 2018, 07:05:51 AM »
Friday appears to be cheese butter?

Your children seem to subsist on mostly cheese.

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« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2018, 07:07:30 AM »
Is it mean to post menu words like that on a page dedicated to weight change?

I don't like spaghetti, and I can't eat cheese. So I'm personally pretty unfazed.

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« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2018, 07:11:29 AM »
If you are that menu you would lose weight through gastrointestinal distress.
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #71 on: April 18, 2018, 12:27:47 PM »
Posting here so I remember - one of the charities I'm going to donate to is having a event where all donations will be matched if made on May 1st, so I will donate to that one early instead of just saving the lump sum for the end of this.
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« Reply #72 on: April 18, 2018, 09:30:42 PM »
Maybe I just copy it out here...

Tues: SPeGeDee
Weds: MaKronee aND Chees
Thurs: ChiCkii NooDl soup GrilleD Chees
Fri: Chees Burgers

Now that I look at it, I see you are correct. Cheese is a prominent element in this diet. It may not be suitable for you. The boys are cooking so they can get some badge for their Beaver Blankets.

Shut up. I can hear you giggling from over here.
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« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2018, 09:36:38 PM »
Maybe I just copy it out here...

Tues: SPeGeDee
Weds: MaKronee aND Chees
Thurs: ChiCkii NooDl soup GrilleD Chees
Fri: Chees Burgers

Now that I look at it, I see you are correct. Cheese is a prominent element in this diet. It may not be suitable for you. The boys are cooking so they can get some badge for their Beaver Blankets.

Shut up. I can hear you giggling from over here.


"Beaver Blankets?"


It took me a couple decades to realize there was anything dirty about "Little Red Corvette," and I'm giggling here, dude.

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« Reply #74 on: April 19, 2018, 06:04:46 AM »
It took me a couple decades to realize there was anything dirty about "Little Red Corvette," and I'm giggling here, dude.

TIL Little Red Corvette is really about sex, and apparently all Prince songs are about sex. Then again I'm not a Prince fan so the sum total of the lyrics I know for that song are "Liiiiiiittle Red COR-VETTE!"
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« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2018, 06:30:40 AM »
I had a whiny text conversation with a friend last night, about how slow and boring the weight loss journey is. He suggested more movement, same about of food, faster results. I whined eleventy-billion reasons that wasn't sustainable for me. Probably Friend rolled his eyes a little bit.

Indeed, probably Friend is right. Right now I aim for 30 minutes of vigorous exercise, 3-4 times per week, but I don't get much casual movement. 1 mile of walking is 20 minutes is (almost) 100 calories. Twenty minutes won't break the time management bank, or the trigger the "deficit is too big and now I must die" feeling. One hopes.

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« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2018, 06:57:35 AM »
I'd venture to say that your friend knows what's what, based upon his own experience on a similar Journey (I've heard it said he was once referred to as the Porky Storky). He would probably say that some extra walking (at a good clip) thrown in wherever possible would be an excellent idea. He would probably also say that excellent music while exercising is key - think about hitting him up for some good workout tunes.


Since I'm in this thread now I may as well say that I'm anxious and eager to donate some funds.

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« Reply #77 on: April 19, 2018, 07:28:34 AM »
Do you know anyone with a dog that you can borrow for a few months? They make you walk and demand 30% of whatever you're eating. In fact, after eating my breakfast, mine is demanding a walk right now.
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« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2018, 08:00:37 AM »
Maybe I just copy it out here...

Tues: SPeGeDee
Weds: MaKronee aND Chees
Thurs: ChiCkii NooDl soup GrilleD Chees
Fri: Chees Burgers

Now that I look at it, I see you are correct. Cheese is a prominent element in this diet. It may not be suitable for you. The boys are cooking so they can get some badge for their Beaver Blankets.

Shut up. I can hear you giggling from over here.

"Beaver Blankets?"


Dark green fleece, sew badges on, for camp (camp usually being indoors).  Cubs have sashes for badges but Beavers have blankets.

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« Reply #79 on: April 19, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
If you do want a fast kick start, without increasing exercise, Id go paleo for a month or Whole30. Nice side benefit of booting out some symptoms for most of us too.
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« Reply #80 on: April 19, 2018, 12:32:37 PM »
Walking at a moderate pace is a mainstay of bodybuilder types cutting body fat for competitions. It burns calories without triggering increased hunger or damaging muscle mass.

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« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2018, 07:37:09 AM »
I was already going to contribute to James's great escapade, so who can resist the opportunity to double one's bang for the buck? Not Dicey. Also, my local food bank has a sugar daddy matching donor right now, so more doubling up on the horizon. Something else needs to close first, so I will report back when the deeds are done.

Sammy, I'm confident in your success, so I'm going Lump Sum, probably in the next 10 days or thereabouts. I promise not to even look at the spreadsheet before then. Here's to your success! I'm quite looking forward to calling you a loser without fear of pushup-type torture reprisal.
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2018, 10:52:19 AM »
I don't like donating in dribs and drabs, so have donated $60 to RideJamesRide this morning.  If you reach your goal, I will donate another $60 to Grandview.
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« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2018, 11:54:43 AM »
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« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2018, 12:38:19 PM »
I'm donating in euros and my brain works with kgs, so I'm still thinking on the amount per kg. So far I've donated 10 ($12, so $10 per kg) to Project Aware. Will donate to several charities over time :)

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« Reply #85 on: April 24, 2018, 06:25:02 AM »
Its been a whole day since this thread saw life... Sammy, how are things progressing? Any exercise time today?
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« Reply #86 on: April 24, 2018, 08:09:48 AM »
My uniform blouse feels looser. This is nice because them things ain't very forgiving.

Otherwise things continue to be slow and boring, with intermittent periods of gasping like a land whale during induced exercise. I have a goal for the update on the 26th, but curiously weight loss doesn't obey my orders. We'll just have to wait, and see.

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« Reply #87 on: April 24, 2018, 10:23:36 AM »
Great news! I'd trust your uniform blouse more than the scale at this point, since you'll inevitably gain some muscle with the increase in exercise. Eventually, it'll do good metabolism things and help the scale to move.

I'm going to donate in one lump at the end, when hopefully my success rate at minding my calories in solidarity with you will have improved. (I'm 5 for 7, which seems better than it is since one of the misses was by a looooong shot).
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« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2018, 03:29:56 PM »
I'm in for $500 to my local chapter of the ALS Association* when you swagger over the finish line of your goal in triumph.  It's going to be a banner day!

*You probably already know that ALS hits military folks at a greater incidence than civilians, and having lost someone I loved to it...the choice was clear.

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« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2018, 07:46:49 PM »
I'm in for $500 to my local chapter of the ALS Association* when you swagger over the finish line of your goal in triumph.  It's going to be a banner day!

*You probably already know that ALS hits military folks at a greater incidence than civilians, and having lost someone I loved to it...the choice was clear.

Go go go Tubby-Tubby!

Thanks, @MarciaB! That's a lot of money. I sure better perform.

Yeah, I'm aware of the connection between ALS and the military. It's one of those things that's so heartbreaking I kinda choose to never, ever think about it. At one point, I heard a statistic that veterans are 60% more likely to be diagnosed that veterans.  It's like a ghost that takes people in the night.

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« Reply #90 on: April 26, 2018, 04:46:40 AM »
Update 2:
Time Mark 0 Weight: 184.0lbs  (84.3kg)
Time Mark 1 Weight: 181.2lbs  (82.1kg)
Time Mark 2 Weight: 181.0lbs  (82.1kg)

Time Mark 0 Body Fat:  42.0%  (calculated)
Time Mark 1 Body Fat:  47.7%  (bioimpedance)
Time Mark 2 Body Fat:  46.6%  (bioimpedance)

Weight loss this period:  0.2 lbs  (0.1kg)
Cumulative weight lost:      3.0 lbs  (1.3kg)
Days w/in 15% kcal this period: 9

Donations for Update 2:
Calorie goal = 9*2 = $18
Weight loss = 0.2*10 = $2
Donations this period: $20

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« Reply #91 on: April 26, 2018, 06:23:32 AM »
Great job on the calories!  I'll try to make my donation before I head off to the middle of nowhere this morning.

Tell me more about this charity, please. Unless you mean Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), I can only find one organization with this name.  It's in Ohio.

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« Reply #92 on: April 26, 2018, 06:27:09 AM »
The numbers seem to be counterintuitive. Are you sure they are all in the right lines of the update?

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« Reply #93 on: April 26, 2018, 06:27:48 AM »
Great job on the calories!  I'll try to make my donation before I head off to the middle of nowhere this morning.

Tell me more about this charity, please. Unless you mean Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), I can only find one organization with this name.  It's in Ohio.

Sigh, yes, I meant the SPCA. I tried to get the post off before work, and it wasn't a great idea.

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« Reply #94 on: April 26, 2018, 06:30:06 AM »
Congrats on sticking to the calorie goal and shedding 1% of body fat! You'll see the scale move down once that new muscle has a chance to contribute to increasing your metabolic rate. Stick with it!
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #95 on: April 26, 2018, 06:33:04 AM »
The numbers seem to be counterintuitive. Are you sure they are all in the right lines of the update?

Fixed it. Thanks.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #96 on: April 26, 2018, 06:36:07 AM »
Congrats on sticking to the calorie goal and shedding 1% of body fat! You'll see the scale move down once that new muscle has a chance to contribute to increasing your metabolic rate. Stick with it!

I definitely rolled my eyes and huffed at the scale this morning. At one point I saw 180.0, but of course Report Day would be the day it shot back up. But I ain't worried. The 7 day trend is 1.0 lbs/week. Right where it should be.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #97 on: April 26, 2018, 07:12:50 AM »
Good job on the compliance, Sammy!  Would be so much more motivating if weight loss were linear.  😐

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #98 on: April 26, 2018, 08:34:27 AM »
Pay attention to the trend line - just like your investments. Things may bump up and down day to day, but its the trendline that matters.
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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #99 on: April 26, 2018, 09:45:28 AM »
Joining in a bit late. I'll join MarciaB in doing a lump sum when you meet your goal, Sam! $150 to the charity of your choice.