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Old 02-11-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default the "whoosh" and next mini-goal

So my weight has been hovering around 236-7 for the last week or so. I got on the scale this morning thinking it would be in that general range. Instead, the number 233.8 was flashing. How can that be?! I never even seen a weight in the 234s or the 235s before this morning. Anyway, I know it will go back up for a while as it always does after hitting new territory, but it was a big shock. For the daily weighers, do you sometimes get overnight drops like that?

Even though I don't consider the weight real just yet, I'm now getting really close to my final mini-goal. In 10.4 pounds, I will literally be half the man I used to be.

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Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.

I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Oh, Matt, that's awesome! Half a person is a pretty amazing accomplishment!
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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You are an inspiration... and yes, to answer your question... I am a daily weigher and I have seen a drop of like 2-3 pounds over night before. Though, it doesn't happen often enough for my liking. LOL.

Congrats! Keep up the awesome worrk...
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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Congrats! Your accomplishments are nothing short of amazing, seriously.

I weigh daily and I have seen drops of 2 to 3 pounds in a day before. Sometimes they'll stick and sometimes they creep back up by a pound the next day.

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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That is completely awesome Matt

I did see numbers like that happen over night & there is just no explaining it lol

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #6
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Yeah, I have seen that. If it comes after a plateau when I KNOW I am doing everything right, it's generally here to stay. If it comes after a day or two where I haven't eaten as much as I should, then it generally goes away pretty quickly. Your body is much larger than mine (literally lean body mass is larger) and would probably have more dramatic fluctuations. Are you normally a daily weigher? I don't "take" the loss until I see the fraction at least .6 or less. The .8's have a way of torturing me!

Even if you see a new number and it "goes away" quickly, I see that as a loss! Your body has a new "empty" weight so to speak. It won't be long before it's normal and even high! YAY!

You may be approaching half the size you were, but I highly doubt you are half the man!

HW: 225, lost 75lbs in 2011 LW: 150
Losing again starting from 210 5/9/2017

No words of widsom. After years of reflection and dieting, I still don't have this thing figured out.

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #7
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Oh Matt, that is SO wonderful!!! I am ecstatic for you.

Yes. I too have seen 2 - 3 lbs lost overnight. No rhyme. No reason. Feels kinda nice! And once I had hit a new low, even if it should bounce back up slightly, if I stayed on plan it would quickly go back down and it really IS a new low.

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:54 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by BeachBreeze2010 View Post
You may be approaching half the size you were, but I highly doubt you are half the man!

So true!! Half the size but twice the man, given the strength it takes to make this journey.

And woot on the new number!! I haven't had the pleasure of an overnight drop like that, but I'm sure it feels great!
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:49 AM   #9
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That's wonderful! Yup, they are rare but when I've been hovering for a while at one weight, it can drop quite a bit all at once. Can't wait for you to pass your mini-goal!

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Old 02-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #10
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That is great! Congrats to you!

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Old 02-11-2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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Okay...I gotta bring out the dancers for this one!! HOOT!

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:00 PM   #12
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Congratulations! And, yes, as another daily weigher, I've seen big overnight drops like that before. Usually at least some percentage of them sticks immediately, and any bouncebacks generally go away pretty quickly.
Began 14 August 2008
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:02 PM   #13
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I'm brand new to daily weighing, so no I haven't, but I lost 8 lbs in a week once and it stuck!

Matt, you've done such wonderful things! I'm so happy for you!
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #14
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Oh Matt. I am so fleepin excited for you!!!!!

I have often see 2-3 lb drops overnight and they almost always stick after a really small rebound.

I can't wait to see you get to goal!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:27 PM   #15
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That's awesome, Matt!! Way to go, you'll be to your next goal in no time! I can't stand those fluxuations, that's why I don't weigh daily! But, whatever works for you!! Congratulations!!
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