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Old 12-19-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default Goal weight!

Just a few days ago I was lamenting the fact that I wasn't able to update my "current low weight" for about 2 weeks even though I've been pretty good (under my calories almost every day and getting plenty of exercise). In the past few days, my weight has dropped just about 4 pounds and out of nowhere I'm suddenly under 180.

The moral of the story is to trust what you are doing food/ health wise and just keep at it no matter what. When you least expect it, the "whoosh" will happen and everything will be caught up.

I'm going to continue what I'm doing. Nothing for me is going to change and if I end up losing more weight, that would be fine. Right now I want to just focus on body fat percentage. I eat healthy (usually 1700-1800 calories) and get plenty of exercise so I'm not very concerned about being "underweight". For my height, that would be a weight in the 150s and that will never happen.

I'm not ruling out upping my goal weight if I add more muscle and my body fat percentage goes down. To me, health more important than the weight. For right now, however, I'd like to keep 180 as my "red line" zone. I'd love to maintain long term in the low to mid 170s.
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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 12-19-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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What changed on the day you started? Did you wake up and say "no more of living like this?" Then what did you do?
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:35 AM   #3
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Matt - Same for me last week - did not think there was a remote chance of getting below 200 and then whoosh 6lbs off and at 197! You are so right, stay on plan, trust it and work with it!
Congratulations on your incredible acbievements.

Restart 7.1.15- Am going to re-do this
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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Matt, amazing! I am tickled pink for you! There aren't words to describe how incredible your accomplishment is and I hope you have been able to soak it all in. It has been a pleasure to have been able to watch you come to this day and this post.
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 12-19-2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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Yea, breaking a plateau is kind of like stepping through the ice on a puddle... you suddenly lose a couple. Congratulations!
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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AMAZING Matt...simply amazing!!! Congrats!!!
My WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY ---> http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/calo...op-26-lbs.html

FINALLY MADE GOAL! Pics here--->http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...goal-pics.html

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Old 12-19-2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing...it's incredibly helpful to hear about successful people also going through stalls (especially for those of us currently stuck in a stall for a couple of weeks )
One for every 5 pound loss...(reset)
Long Term Goal

Mini-Goal 1: 234 -15 pounds loss ---> Mini-Goal 2: 224 - 10% loss --->Mini-Goal 3: 199 - Onederland! ---> Mini-Goal 4: 174 - 30% loss
Mini-Goal 1: MET!!! 10/13/10 --------> Mini-Goal 2: Met!!! 11/5/10 ---->Mini-Goal 3: Met!!! 2/25/11 ----->

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:49 AM   #8
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Congratulations! How'd the weigh-in at WW go yesterday? Did you make goal for them as well?

"Vision without action is a daydream ~ Action without vision is a nightmare"
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:01 AM   #9
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YEE-HAAA!!! That's great!




Long term goal

Every day do something to make a better tomorrow.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:04 AM   #10
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Congrats, Matt!!
You're right about keeping at it. I was just complaining yesterday that I had stalled for a week and worrying over what to do, then this morning, whoosh, 2.2 pounds down.

Link to before and after pics
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:12 AM   #11
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I needed to read this. I am so bloated today! I know it's because I have been pretty badly dehydrated for days. Sometimes I go through periods where I just don't drink. then when I do, I boat and even my fingers swell. Well, I'm totally there are up 2 lbs today even after being very under cals for 3 days.

Sometimes you just can't win. I plan to drink tons today. and hopefully tomorrow the scale will be more cooperative.

again congrats!
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it's the courage to continue that counts." --Winston Churchill\

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Old 12-19-2010, 10:02 AM   #12
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Wow congrats man, you are amazing!
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #13
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That's awesome Matt!! Congrats!
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:31 AM   #14
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Matt- Congratulations! You are so right about hanging in there and then the whoosh. Thank you for all the motivating post you make- you are amazing!
Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Up Everytime We Fail.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:36 AM   #15
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Woot! Yay Matt. You are a hero


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