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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #650 on: July 11, 2017, 07:51:26 AM »
12/28 - 153
01/06 - 150
01/17 - 150
01/27 - 149
02/02 - 150
02/10 - 144
03/27 - 142
04/10 - 142
04/14 - 140
04/19 - 139
04/24 - 138
05/01 - 138
05/04 - 136
05/15 - 137
06/15 - 137
Goal - 133

07/11 - 138

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #651 on: July 11, 2017, 08:04:11 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
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20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5

Well, that drop was a surprise. My weigh-in yesterday was 180º from my normal weigh-in: clothed, instead of naked; evening instead of first thing in the morning; miserably bloated instead of post-fast.

Fast day, today. The hardest part is the mental chaff that seems to be part of gearing up for the day. It's mentally taxing to keep the 'starving' lizard brain under control.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #652 on: July 12, 2017, 08:50:31 AM »
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6
3/14: 180.0
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0
4/4: 176.2
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2
7/4: 175.0

7/11: 174.6

Came down with something, was sick for several days. On the way back out of it now, getting back on the bike, etc. Last year I was 180.2 on the same day, so I seem to be keeping the gain/regain to a minimum so far!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #653 on: July 12, 2017, 09:06:25 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
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20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs

Whoa!  I was not expecting that.

I fully expect to bounce back up. I weighed myself post 36-hour fast, and in ketosis. Guaranteed to regain some water the instant I eat those delicious carbohydrates. And guaranteed to gain some more water as folicularly based shenanigans begin. But still, look at that number. It exists, and I'll re-find it soon. Sssoon, precioussssss.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #654 on: July 15, 2017, 11:20:11 AM »
Happy to report another 0.4 lbs down, for a total of 5.8. Sitting at 152, and so excited to see the other side of 150 coming; it's been a while! My jeans are much more comfortable and I've got my eye on the smaller jeans that haven't been out of the closet for far too long!

It appears that 0.4 lbs is my weekly number, so now at 151.6 . . . Chisel, chisel, chisel. I don't mind if it's slow; at least it's the right direction. I'm not feeling deprived or hungry and my motivation is staying strong.

Last weekend I was exactly the same, which is always a bit disappointing (because the NUMBER ON THE SCALE!); however, I knew that I was on track and everything would be fine. And today I am down another 1.4, to 150.2. The 140s are in sight! Yessss.

The 140s are here, the 140s are here!!! From 157.8 on Apr. 8 to 148.4 today - my delight is real. :) It's been a few years since I've been below 150, I think.

I didn't go to my official WW weigh-in this morning, but my home scale says 145ish... I've met my goal for this, but since I'm not feeling deprived and the program is working well, I'm going stay the course and see if I can shave off 2-3 more pounds by the end of the summer (which would put me at the 10% target of this thread). I'm able to wear just about anything in my closet again:)
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #655 on: July 28, 2017, 09:59:41 AM »
18-Jan:  175-180 lbs
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20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs
28-Jul: 161

My weigh-ins have been pretty erratic, due to travel and general gym laziness. Still headed in the preferred direction, though. Still haven't bought a scale.

Only 4 more pounds to 157, and 10% loss for starting weight of 175. I need to do something, because I'm between holes on my belt, and I don't enjoy the choice between too loose, and too tight.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #656 on: July 29, 2017, 12:53:17 AM »
Down about 15 lbs the last few months. Amazing how much easier and more enjoyable cutting weight is than trying to pack it on via healthy food.
Current numbers/day
1800-1900 calories
198g protein
135g carbs
47g fat

On Saturdays we'll do a light cheat meal. Maybe some wings and beer/little ice cream. Our workouts have stayed the same but I walk a little extra at work.

Currently 189lbs and around 8-10% BF, aiming to get to around 180lbe and 4-5% BF

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #657 on: July 31, 2017, 12:14:29 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0
7-31-17: 161.2

15 lbs down, 20 more to go.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #658 on: August 01, 2017, 08:48:08 AM »
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6
3/14: 180.0
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0
4/4: 176.2
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2
7/4: 175.0
7/11: 174.6

7/18: 173.6
7/25: 174.2

Maintaining OK. 174 on 7/30 this year vs 181.9 the same day last year, so seems like I'm holding off the gain so far!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #659 on: August 05, 2017, 05:12:45 PM »
After a month of sub 80kg weekly weigh-ins as I recuperated from the gastro event, the first weigh-in of this month bumped back over the 80kg.

New Years Eve: 88.1kg 23.8% BF
14JAN17: 88.2kg 23% BF
04FEB17: 86.8kg 21.6% BF
04MAR17: 86.3kg 21% BF
01APR17: 84.2kg 21.7% BF
06MAY17: 82.9kg 20.2% BF
03JUN17: 81.6kg 20.1% BF
01JUL17: 80.9kg 19.8% BF
05AUG17: 80.5kg 19.1% BF


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #660 on: August 06, 2017, 04:29:17 PM »
20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs
28-Jul: 161
6-Aug:  161

I knew that was going to happen. The swelling, it begins. Gotta say, prior understanding did NOT prevent post weigh-in irritation. I still haven't bought a scale, but I'm going to remedy the situation next week. Birthday present!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #661 on: August 06, 2017, 05:33:00 PM »
I still haven't bought a scale, but I'm going to remedy the situation next week. Birthday present!

Do you use a Fitbit or Garmin device?  If so get a scale compatible with that brand.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #662 on: August 07, 2017, 02:19:45 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0
7-31-17: 161.2
8-7-17: 160.2

Staying steady at about a pound a week of weight loss.  I'm OK with that. 

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #663 on: August 07, 2017, 02:45:21 PM »
I still haven't bought a scale, but I'm going to remedy the situation next week. Birthday present!

Do you use a Fitbit or Garmin device?  If so get a scale compatible with that brand.

I've got a Fitbit, and I've scoped out a few scales that connect to the app. But of course I'm still going to make a spreadsheet, so I can change the running averages as I please. ;)

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #664 on: August 09, 2017, 08:49:29 AM »
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6
3/14: 180.0
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0
4/4: 176.2
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2
7/4: 175.0
7/11: 174.6
7/18: 173.6
7/25: 174.2

8/1: 174.8
8/8: 174.0

Been busy working on our old house to sell it, so bike rides have been fewer…..Ratcheted carbs down a tad. Was 180 last year at this time, so still improved! Chugging along.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #665 on: August 11, 2017, 02:18:14 PM »
It's a bit late in the year,  but I'll join.

Starting weight : 129.6 lbs

This put me right in the middle of the overweight BMI range.  Fingercross I'll be able to reach normal BMI by the end of 2017.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #666 on: August 12, 2017, 10:35:17 AM »
20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs
28-Jul: 161
6-Aug:  161
12-Aug:  162 

A new number!

There's no sarcasm in that. I feel good, my pants fit, and I am eating at a deficit. I'm just going to out in the low 160s until whatever is happening is done happening.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #667 on: August 18, 2017, 05:57:59 AM »
20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
3-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun:  166
25-Jun: 165.5
4-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs
28-Jul: 161
6-Aug:  161
12-Aug:  162 

A new number!

There's no sarcasm in that. I feel good, my pants fit, and I am eating at a deficit. I'm just going to out in the low 160s until whatever is happening is done happening.
Great! But be careful in becoming complacent. I lost 15 pounds once over 2 months of struggling and just when I thought I was finally going to my desired weight I let myself indulge a little on Christmas here and a party there and boom the 15 pounds where back. And the motivation to do it again was not there till now. I think it takes a long time for your body to accept this is your new weight and not try to get everything back as soon as it has the chance.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #668 on: August 19, 2017, 11:03:56 AM »
I haven't checked in for awhile but am happy to see others making good progress!  I've been hovering around 147 for quite some time. I feel quietly confident that this will hold as a baseline.  :)

Still want to go a bit lower and today I'm 145.8!  Slight reductions in current portion sizes seems to be the key.  I'm doing everything I set out in my original post below except close tracking.  Just not my temperament for food or money so I'm pleased I've got to a successful autopilot approach to both.

Best wishes to all on this thread or just joining in.


One goal met!  My doctor declares my blood sugar range as "normal".

Jan 21: 155.5lbs; waist 40";  blood sugar 6.8mmo/l
May 28: 147.6lbs; waist 38"; blood sugar 5.5mmo/l

I don't know if 140lbs is realistic for me (5'7", 60yo) but I'd like to be hovering below 145 and get the waist closer to 35".  Dropping the blood sugar a bit more wouldn't hurt, although the doc isn't worried.

The best thing is that I've really enjoyed this process and none of the changes I made were painful or unsustainable. Feeling very hopeful for a long term reset and not done yet!


Just learned my blood sugar is now 6.8 mmo/l with 7.0 being diabetic level so I'm in for 10% less weight, along with other changes like increased activity.

 I'm currently 155lbs so aiming for 140.

I eat a healthy diet but clearly the calories in / out ratio needs to change.  I'm going to focus on portion sizes; protein, carb, vegetable ratios on the plate; and keeping a food journal. Hate keeping a journal but I think tracking will be key for me.  Will help keep me honest!

I'll also walk at least 30 min per day, mostly as part of my commute, and add a couple of HIIT routines per week.

That all sounds so easy, doesn't it?  And yet...  Good thing I'm scared of my GP and want her approval when I test again in 3 months.

Good luck to us all!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #669 on: August 19, 2017, 02:40:44 PM »
I just discovered this thread but I'm in, and I'm almost there! I've yo-yoed with my weight throughout the years (high school --> 5 years post college) but now that I'm a little older I do want to take my health more seriously. At my annual physical last year my doctor suggested I lose a little weight, and a few months later I got engaged.  These two events, plus having a better understanding of my family's health has me very interested in losing weight and having a generally healthier lifestyle.

I started at 168 lbs on Jan 1. I didn't start actively trying to lose weight until about March 1. By then I was at 165 (just after a general attempt at healthier eating, but not tracking).

Here's my progress:
1/1 - 168
no Feb measurement
3/6 - 165
4/7 - 160
5/5 - 161.5
6/2 - 160.5
7/7 - 159
8/4 - 156.5
and, as of yesterday, at 154.5

I need to lose ~3 more lbs to be at 10%. I'll get there! I gotta try on wedding dresses soon... :)

My tentative goal is to get to at least 135, because that will put me in a healthy weight for my height, but I don't have a deadline for it like I used to in the past. I also know it's not just about the number, so if I feel happier at a higher number, then I will stay there.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #670 on: August 21, 2017, 08:20:51 AM »
11/06/16 - 278
1/03/17 - 272
1/24/17 - 268
2/6/17 - 264
2/20/17 - 265
3/03/17 - 261.8
03/15/17 - 259.6
04/10/17 - 254.1
05/11/17 - 253.4
06/01/17 - 255.0

8/21/17 - 249.1

It's been a while since my last update, but I'm still hammering away.  First time I've been below 250 since 2013.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #671 on: August 22, 2017, 05:32:42 AM »
It's a bit late in the year,  but I'll join.

Starting weight : 129.6 lbs

This put me right in the middle of the overweight BMI range.  Fingercross I'll be able to reach normal BMI by the end of 2017.
At of right now - 127.8 lbs

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #672 on: August 23, 2017, 05:51:37 AM »
The year is more than halfway done, but I'd still like to join. Currently 191, with a goal of 150 within a year. 10% weight loss would put me at 172 lb by December.

17-08-21 : 191 lb

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #673 on: August 23, 2017, 06:06:48 AM »
I joined in the beginning of the year and just couldn't stick to it.  I still have time to make my goal.  16 lbs by the end of the year. 

8/23 - 160 lbs


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #674 on: August 23, 2017, 12:09:49 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0
7-31-17: 161.2
8-7-17: 160.2
8-23-17: 158.6

Broke the 10% loss mark! Only took 3-1/2 months, which I'm pretty proud of.  Still have more to go until I get to my goal weight, but not that I'm past that hurdle of waiting to see results, it just makes me that much more motivated to lose even more.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #675 on: August 28, 2017, 04:18:20 AM »
Joining in the fun.  Starting Week 2 of my effort today.  Goal is 145 lbs which will take me back to normal BMI category.  I'm tracking my food with MyFitnessPal and trying to get exercise in some form every day.

8/21 - 159.4
8/28 - 155.2



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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #676 on: August 28, 2017, 07:06:18 AM »
Bounced off the low number again. Twice. It does feel like clothing is looking/feeling better, but that may just be psychological.

I hit my low number again the night before we went on a 2.5 week holiday. And then last night I saw a lower evening number than I've had since university. I _can_ do this, I just need consistency and to focus more on food than on exercise.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #677 on: August 28, 2017, 01:12:29 PM »
I have not made nearly enough progress on this. I'm still not counting myself out though! I have a few months to hit this goal and have started going back to the gym to counteract the sedentary lifestyle I've been leading. I just need to get my eating back on track which is doable.

Step 1 is to sanitize and begin using my water bottle again. I've let it sit for a while which makes me not want to use it anymore. I drink way too much diet soda so I think cutting back on that will be a big first step.


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #678 on: August 29, 2017, 09:24:31 AM »
Quote from: Ready2Go link=topic=66119.msg1619750#msg1619750
01/06 - 150
01/17 - 150
01/27 - 149
02/02 - 150
02/10 - 144
03/27 - 142
04/10 - 142
04/14 - 140
04/19 - 139
04/24 - 138
05/01 - 138
05/04 - 136
05/15 - 137
06/15 - 137
07/11 - 138
Goal - 133

8/29  - 137

Ready to get back to work on this. Have managed to hold steady for a month through vacations and summer festivals. Going to focus on my low carb eating approach again. I have a sad feeling that a bagel a day won't get me to my goal!



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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #679 on: August 30, 2017, 08:40:28 AM »
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6
3/14: 180.0
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0
4/4: 176.2
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2
7/4: 175.0
7/11: 174.6
7/18: 173.6
7/25: 174.2
8/1: 174.8
8/8: 174.0

8/15: 173.8
8/22: 176.8
8/29: 174.6

Both my wife and I had seen our weight pop up a couple lbs, and it's "stickier" than it was to come back down. I've seen something similar the last few years starting around this time. So, pulling back on carbs SOME. (Saw 177.0 peak wt in the last few weeks). Still trying to stay under 180. Going to go keto near the end of September until mid-late November to drop a few more lbs, I hope. But overall, happy with how steady I'm holding! Was 183 at this time last year, so, progress!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #680 on: August 31, 2017, 12:55:03 PM »
20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
03-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun: 166
25-Jun: 165.5
04-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs
28-Jul: 161
06-Aug: 161
12-Aug: 162 
31-Aug: 156   10% loss from 175 lbs


There was some uncertainty in my starting weight, somewhere between 175 and 180 lbs. But where ever the original wicket actually was, I've lost 10%. Something of a suspect victory, though. The last 4 pounds have been lost due to fear and misery shutting down my appetite, instead of diet and discipline. Easy to lose when you're too freaked out by circumstances to eat. Hopefully the situation will stabilize, and my weight will also stabilize once my appetite's returned.

I've noticed that dropping 20 lbs has made my feet, hips, and lumbar spine feel much better. I was starting down some pain paths that alarmed me, and I'm very happy to have made the underlying issues better. A longer term goal is get to a normal BMI of 25, which happens around 141 lbs for my height. That might actually make the underlying issues go away entirely.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #681 on: September 01, 2017, 06:20:45 AM »
It's a bit late in the year,  but I'll join.

Starting weight : 129.6 lbs

This put me right in the middle of the overweight BMI range.  Fingercross I'll be able to reach normal BMI by the end of 2017.
At of right now - 127.8 lbs
New number this morning - 126.8 lbs

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #682 on: September 02, 2017, 03:51:16 AM »
Still heading down.

New Years Eve: 88.1kg 23.8% BF
14JAN17: 88.2kg 23% BF
04FEB17: 86.8kg 21.6% BF
04MAR17: 86.3kg 21% BF
01APR17: 84.2kg 21.7% BF
06MAY17: 82.9kg 20.2% BF
03JUN17: 81.6kg 20.1% BF
01JUL17: 80.9kg 19.8% BF
05AUG17: 80.5kg 19.1% BF
02SEP17: 79.9kg 19.4% BF

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #683 on: September 03, 2017, 02:54:13 AM »
Today I start a raw vegan lifestyle, so maybe this will be the key to losing that annoying concrete belly fat.  Menopause is not easy!
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #684 on: September 03, 2017, 08:34:00 AM »
20-Mar: 179 lbs
27-Mar: 177 lbs
03-Apr: 174 lbs (whoosh!)
10-Apr: 174 lbs
17-Apr: 172.5 lbs
24-Apr: 171 lbs
01-May: 162.5
07-May: 169
14-May: 169
21-May: 167.5
28-May: 167 - 169 ??
04-Jun: 166
10-Jun: 167
17-Jun: 166
25-Jun: 165.5
04-Jul: 166.5
10-Jul: 165.5
12-Jul: 162   10% loss from 180 lbs
28-Jul: 161
06-Aug: 161
12-Aug: 162 
31-Aug: 156   10% loss from 175 lbs


There was some uncertainty in my starting weight, somewhere between 175 and 180 lbs. But where ever the original wicket actually was, I've lost 10%. Something of a suspect victory, though. The last 4 pounds have been lost due to fear and misery shutting down my appetite, instead of diet and discipline. Easy to lose when you're too freaked out by circumstances to eat. Hopefully the situation will stabilize, and my weight will also stabilize once my appetite's returned.

I've noticed that dropping 20 lbs has made my feet, hips, and lumbar spine feel much better. I was starting down some pain paths that alarmed me, and I'm very happy to have made the underlying issues better. A longer term goal is get to a normal BMI of 25, which happens around 141 lbs for my height. That might actually make the underlying issues go away entirely.
I hope that your situation, whatever it is, improves. I've been in those situations and it's miserable so I'm wishing you a speedy path to a resolution.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #685 on: September 05, 2017, 05:17:19 AM »
Joining in the fun.  Starting Week 2 of my effort today.  Goal is 145 lbs which will take me back to normal BMI category.  I'm tracking my food with MyFitnessPal and trying to get exercise in some form every day.

8/21 - 159.4
8/28 - 155.2

After being stuck at 155 for at least a week, the scale is finally moving down again.

8/21 - 159.4
8/28 - 155.2
9/5 - 154.2



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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #686 on: September 05, 2017, 07:53:25 AM »
Bounced off the low number again. Twice. It does feel like clothing is looking/feeling better, but that may just be psychological.
I hit my low number again the night before we went on a 2.5 week holiday. And then last night I saw a lower evening number than I've had since university. I _can_ do this, I just need consistency and to focus more on food than on exercise.

And a new low last night, at the end of a week where I ate ice cream and cookies. My body makes no sense.  Would I have lost more if I hadn't eaten the ice cream or does it help convince my body that food will be available and it isn't starving? The 8 km walk on Saturday probably helped.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #687 on: September 11, 2017, 04:26:32 AM »
8/21 - 159.4
8/28 - 155.2
9/5 - 154.2

9/11 - 152.8

My clothes are finally starting to fit a bit better :-)



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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #688 on: September 12, 2017, 01:03:32 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0
7-31-17: 161.2
8-7-17: 160.2
8-23-17: 158.6
9-12-17: 155.0


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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #689 on: September 13, 2017, 04:07:29 PM »
12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6
3/14: 180.0
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0
4/4: 176.2
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2
7/4: 175.0
7/11: 174.6
7/18: 173.6
7/25: 174.2
8/1: 174.8
8/8: 174.0
8/15: 173.8
8/22: 176.8
8/29: 174.6

9/5: 177.2
9/12: 177.2

Things are definitely looking a few lbs heavier for both me and my wife the last few weeks. Ratcheting carbs down a tad further. Saw 179.8 once, DANGEROUSLY close to my limit of staying <180 lbs! Going keto in less than 2 weeks. If I can stay ~176-178 until then, I should be in MUCH better shape than previous years. Still much better than 186 at this time last year, and 202 the year before!

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #690 on: September 30, 2017, 12:56:09 PM »
Happy to report another 0.4 lbs down, for a total of 5.8. Sitting at 152, and so excited to see the other side of 150 coming; it's been a while! My jeans are much more comfortable and I've got my eye on the smaller jeans that haven't been out of the closet for far too long!

It appears that 0.4 lbs is my weekly number, so now at 151.6 . . . Chisel, chisel, chisel. I don't mind if it's slow; at least it's the right direction. I'm not feeling deprived or hungry and my motivation is staying strong.

Last weekend I was exactly the same, which is always a bit disappointing (because the NUMBER ON THE SCALE!); however, I knew that I was on track and everything would be fine. And today I am down another 1.4, to 150.2. The 140s are in sight! Yessss.

The 140s are here, the 140s are here!!! From 157.8 on Apr. 8 to 148.4 today - my delight is real. :) It's been a few years since I've been below 150, I think.

I didn't go to my official WW weigh-in this morning, but my home scale says 145ish... I've met my goal for this, but since I'm not feeling deprived and the program is working well, I'm going stay the course and see if I can shave off 2-3 more pounds by the end of the summer (which would put me at the 10% target of this thread). I'm able to wear just about anything in my closet again:)

End of summer update: official weigh in this morning at 144.6. My plan is to continue to attend WW most weeks so that I don’t creep back up. Some people have good luck just on their own; apparently I really need the formal commitment.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #691 on: September 30, 2017, 04:22:20 PM »
I am... not doing well at this challenge. Working an office job with long, stressful hours (even over he weekend, often times) is taking a huge toll on my health already and I'm still in my mid/late 20s. /complainypants

So for the rest of this year I'm going to try to make some real progress on this. While I probably won't hit 10%, I'd like to try to lose at least 8-10lbs before the end of the year. Today was a total wash but I'm going to go grocery shopping tomorrow and will prep good meals for next week to help me get started.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #692 on: September 30, 2017, 04:37:55 PM »
lexde, I'm with you. I've managed to actually gain weight this year due to stress, overeating, working at a desk, not exercising as much, and just flat out making poor choices. I recommitted yesterday and then saw your post today. So here's an official call out to those on the struggle bus--join us and finish the year out OK.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #693 on: October 02, 2017, 11:46:00 AM »
Mar 16: net -4
Mar 23: net -3
Mar 30: net -3
Apr 6: net -3
Apr 13: net -5
Apr 18: net -6
Apr 25: net -5
May 3: net -6
May 11: net -6
May 18: net -5
May 31: net -6

Net - 8

It isn't much, but it is the right direction. On the struggle bus, trying to finish off the year strong.
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #694 on: October 03, 2017, 03:19:27 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0
7-31-17: 161.2
8-7-17: 160.2
8-23-17: 158.6
9-12-17: 155.0
10-2-17: 152.4

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #695 on: October 03, 2017, 08:01:25 PM »
5-8-17: 176.4
5-15-17: 172.8
5-22-17: 171.4
5-31-17: 169.8
6-12-17: 168.0
6-26-17: 165.2
7-10-17: 163.0
7-31-17: 161.2
8-7-17: 160.2
8-23-17: 158.6
9-12-17: 155.0
10-2-17: 152.4

Fantastic, steady progress! Way to go. 😀

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #696 on: October 03, 2017, 10:07:04 PM »
lexde, I'm with you. I've managed to actually gain weight this year due to stress, overeating, working at a desk, not exercising as much, and just flat out making poor choices. I recommitted yesterday and then saw your post today. So here's an official call out to those on the struggle bus--join us and finish the year out OK.


Alright, glad to see others too.  I joined earlier in the year and just couldn't stay committed.  Too many stop and starts. I am just a stress eater and when I am tired I make bad choices.  I can still finish the year decently so I am in.

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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #697 on: October 04, 2017, 09:10:19 AM »

12/27: 198.4
1/3:   193.0
1/10: 190.6
1/17: 188.2
1/24: 188.4
1/31: 186.2
2/7:  184.4
2/14: 183.0
2/21: 182.4
2/28: 180.8
3/7: 178.6
3/14: 180.0
3/21: 178.8
3/28: 178.0
4/4: 176.2
4/11: 174.6   <-Started into maintenance mode, trying to keep it <180 lbs until October.
4/18: 174.2
4/25: 174.0
5/2: 175.0
5/9: 174.0
5/16: 171.0
5/23: 173.2   
5/30: 174.2     
6/6: 173.4
6/13: 172.6
6/20: 175   
6/27: 175.2
7/4: 175.0
7/11: 174.6
7/18: 173.6
7/25: 174.2
8/1: 174.8
8/8: 174.0
8/15: 173.8
8/22: 176.8
8/29: 174.6
9/5: 177.2
9/12: 177.2

9/19: 179.0
9/26: 178.6
10/3: 177.4


Got as high as 180.8 the night before going keto. Started that on 9/25. Didn't keep it under 180 all year, but under 181! I'll take it, I was 10 lbs heavier this time last year. 

Going keto for at least 7-8 weeks, maybe longer depending on how things go. I'd LIKE to not be keto once I start my training for next year's bike racing, which is early December. So, hoping I can drop some weight in the next 6 weeks, would like to be down around 170 in race form next year. But, we'll see, making progress either way at this point!
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Re: Lose 10% or More of Your Body Weight in 2017
« Reply #698 on: October 04, 2017, 09:55:09 AM »
10% is a long shot for me but, let's see what I can do ....

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