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Old 05-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #136
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Thanks Ladies ... Having a trying night. Dh just ate cookies in front of me. I haven't given in though. I need to learn to be around it without eating it ... Weigh in is tomorrow morning. Hope my good week pays off.

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Old 05-24-2014, 02:53 PM   #137
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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8
5/16 - 240.6
5/17 - 240.7
5/18 - 239.5
5/19 - 237.5
5/20 - 236.4
5/21 - 236.0
5/22 - 235.5
5/23 - 240.4
5/24 - 237.3

I can't remember if it was .7 or .3 so i am going with .3 lol!

Eating out isn't the devil, all the sodium that causes bloat is! But as long as I eat OP and don't give into the carbs it flushes off pretty fast. I had alcohol last night and a largish cookie yesterday afternoon so I am not sure if I bumped out of ketosis. The alcohol was flavored rum because I don't have any unflavored at the moment (must buy asap!!) so it was 2g per shot... ooops, of course I googled it AFTER I made my drink and by then I decided I didn't care so my weight may play about for a couple days.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #138
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Welcome Satine! glad to have you join us!

Pixikat.. that water from the salt (food) will go away... as Ian (a long time poster) says.. Alcohol does kinda shed weight as long as you don't eat! LOL

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL 15637 steps! at least the walking straight steps! LOL
5/6 DNW - 14123 Still doing steps.. just not scale - until Sunday!
5/7 DNW - 8024 steps squeak!
5/8 DNW - 19578 steps and I was shocked when I saw my Pedometer reading!
5/9 227.2 - 13654 steps
5/10 DNW - 8367
5/11 DNW - 14549 steps
5/12 DNW - 14994 steps
5/13 228.8 - 13177 steps
5/14 228.0 - 9050 steps (eh.. sluffed off tsk tsk tsk)
5/15 226.6 - 10644 steps
5/16 229.6 ? - 11704 steps
5/17 DNW - 3212 (not feeling well)
5/18 DNW - 14804 steps
5/19 DNW - 13131 steps
5/20 229.00 - 8089 steps
5/21 228.4 - 14064 steps
5/22 227.4 - 15725 steps
5/23 226.2 - 11594 steps
5/24 225.0 -
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220) 6/5/14 #5 (199)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 794.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 125.15 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 199 -
564.95 miles walked. High steps 20043 7.28.14
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:21 AM   #139
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Welcome Satine & waving hi to everyone

Had a nice move on the scale this weekend (thanks to Lulu and her idea for a fat fast on the "anything" challenge). I was due for a whoosh and boy did I get one. My body responds really well to fat fasts, something I should probably remember - I do a couple of days of fat fast every few months (last time was in January) and it always knocks several pounds off quickly for me.

So, I'm feeling much better about this goal today...

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- step count over 10,000 at least 1 day a week
- count calories/carbs at least 2 days a week
- no dairy other than grass fed butter

SW : 189.0
CW : 181.4 (-7.6)
GW : 179.0 (and this will put me out of OBESE & merely "Overweight" per BMI

Daily weights :
186.8 Apr 22
188.2 Apr 23
188.4 Apr 24
186.8 Apr 25
186.2 Apr 26
185.4 Apr 27 (lowest weight since my wedding in 2007)
185.8 Apr 28
185.0 Apr 29
185.6 Apr 30
186.4 May 1
185.4 May 2
187.2 May 3
187.2 May 4
185.4 May 5
186.0 May 6
186.2 May 7
187.0 May 8
DNW May 9 - Bilbao
187.8 May 10 - Bilbao
188.4 May 11 - Bilbao & pizza
188.8 May 12 - back on track
189.2 May 13
187.4 May 14
186.6 May 15
188.2 May 16
189.0 May 17
187.0 May 18
187.4 May 19 --> Began tight refocus effort (careful food journal, etc)
187.4 May 20
187.0 May 21
187.8 May 22
185.8 May 23
185.2 May 24 (fat fast)
183.4 May 25 (fat fast)
181.4 May 26 (back to regular low carb)
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:39 PM   #140
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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8
5/16 - 240.6
5/17 - 240.7
5/18 - 239.5
5/19 - 237.5
5/20 - 236.4
5/21 - 236.0
5/22 - 235.5
5/23 - 240.4
5/24 - 237.3
5/25 - dnw
5/26 - 234.3

Sarah that fat fast really worked! wow!

Easily - looks like you are doing great! keep up your streak!
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #141
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Pixicat, here's my fat fast history ... Will know more about the lasting effect of this one in a few days.

I was due for a whoosh, though, there's always that too...

Sarahinparis fat fast history:

Weight range.....Days.......Loss........Stable Loss
.............230.............2.........3.2........ . 3
.............223.............4.........3.8........ . 4
.............215.............3.........3.4........ . 2
.............203.............5.........4.6........ . 4
.............186.............2.........3.8........ . ?

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:54 PM   #142
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Oh my GOSH.. LOOK At you ALL! WOW!!! I love it !!! I Love it!.. everyone is down down down!.. Oh I will get that fat fast inside of this challenge! I would love to see those losses like you got Sarah... PIXIKAT SHAZAM! Look at you! It must have been the stress from the classes...

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL 15637 steps! at least the walking straight steps! LOL
5/6 DNW - 14123 Still doing steps.. just not scale - until Sunday!
5/7 DNW - 8024 steps squeak!
5/8 DNW - 19578 steps and I was shocked when I saw my Pedometer reading!
5/9 227.2 - 13654 steps
5/10 DNW - 8367
5/11 DNW - 14549 steps
5/12 DNW - 14994 steps
5/13 228.8 - 13177 steps
5/14 228.0 - 9050 steps (eh.. sluffed off tsk tsk tsk)
5/15 226.6 - 10644 steps
5/16 229.6 ? - 11704 steps
5/17 DNW - 3212 (not feeling well)
5/18 DNW - 14804 steps
5/19 DNW - 13131 steps
5/20 229.00 - 8089 steps
5/21 228.4 - 14064 steps
5/22 227.4 - 15725 steps
5/23 226.2 - 11594 steps
5/24 225.0 - 10561
5/25 224.6 - 15245
5/26 224.2 -
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220) 6/5/14 #5 (199)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 794.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 125.15 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 199 -
564.95 miles walked. High steps 20043 7.28.14
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:41 AM   #143
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SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL 15637 steps! at least the walking straight steps! LOL
5/6 DNW - 14123 Still doing steps.. just not scale - until Sunday!
5/7 DNW - 8024 steps squeak!
5/8 DNW - 19578 steps and I was shocked when I saw my Pedometer reading!
5/9 227.2 - 13654 steps
5/10 DNW - 8367
5/11 DNW - 14549 steps
5/12 DNW - 14994 steps
5/13 228.8 - 13177 steps
5/14 228.0 - 9050 steps (eh.. sluffed off tsk tsk tsk)
5/15 226.6 - 10644 steps
5/16 229.6 ? - 11704 steps
5/17 DNW - 3212 (not feeling well)
5/18 DNW - 14804 steps
5/19 DNW - 13131 steps
5/20 229.00 - 8089 steps
5/21 228.4 - 14064 steps
5/22 227.4 - 15725 steps
5/23 226.2 - 11594 steps
5/24 225.0 - 10561
5/25 224.6 - 15245
5/26 224.2 - 8243 squeeked it in!
5/27 225.0 -
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220) 6/5/14 #5 (199)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 794.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 125.15 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 199 -
564.95 miles walked. High steps 20043 7.28.14
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #144
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sue - if it is the stress from classes then it is due to stop in the next week or so, my summer calculus class starts Thursday! Eeeep!

4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8
5/16 - 240.6
5/17 - 240.7
5/18 - 239.5
5/19 - 237.5
5/20 - 236.4
5/21 - 236.0
5/22 - 235.5
5/23 - 240.4
5/24 - 237.3
5/25 - dnw
5/26 - 234.3
5/27 - 233.8
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:37 AM   #145
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Pixikat... Lets make that Calculas Class be a weight loss class! Just think that and your journey to down down down will continue I bet! You are just flying to the 220's this last week! WOOHOO!

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL 15637 steps! at least the walking straight steps! LOL
5/6 DNW - 14123 Still doing steps.. just not scale - until Sunday!
5/7 DNW - 8024 steps squeak!
5/8 DNW - 19578 steps and I was shocked when I saw my Pedometer reading!
5/9 227.2 - 13654 steps
5/10 DNW - 8367
5/11 DNW - 14549 steps
5/12 DNW - 14994 steps
5/13 228.8 - 13177 steps
5/14 228.0 - 9050 steps (eh.. sluffed off tsk tsk tsk)
5/15 226.6 - 10644 steps
5/16 229.6 ? - 11704 steps
5/17 DNW - 3212 (not feeling well)
5/18 DNW - 14804 steps
5/19 DNW - 13131 steps
5/20 229.00 - 8089 steps
5/21 228.4 - 14064 steps
5/22 227.4 - 15725 steps
5/23 226.2 - 11594 steps
5/24 225.0 - 10561
5/25 224.6 - 15245
5/26 224.2 - 8243 squeeked it in!
5/27 225.0 - 9627 steps
5/28 224.0 -
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220) 6/5/14 #5 (199)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 794.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 125.15 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 199 -
564.95 miles walked. High steps 20043 7.28.14
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:51 AM   #146
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Wow, all of you have great losses ! Congrats ...I lost another 2.6 lbs last week but then sort of went off plan on Monday night ( cookies, pizza, soda, etc ) ...but I got right up yesterday morning and went right back into induction, hoping to get back into fat burning by end of week.

I honestly cannot believe that I'm so close to being under 200 ...at 232 when I started it seemed so far away but now it seems like it can happen, lol...my next big goal will be to get into the 180's, which I haven't seen in 10 years...

Have a great day everyone !!

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Pixikat - your numbers are amazing ...what plan do you follow ? Atkins?

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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8
5/16 - 240.6
5/17 - 240.7
5/18 - 239.5
5/19 - 237.5
5/20 - 236.4
5/21 - 236.0
5/22 - 235.5
5/23 - 240.4
5/24 - 237.3
5/25 - dnw
5/26 - 234.3
5/27 - 233.8
5/28 - 233.9

Sue- I will keep my fingers crossed!!!

Carri - good job for getting right back into it! sometimes that can be so much harder then not indulging at all... I started on Atkins but now I just try to keep around 20 net carbs, keep my macros at about 5% fat 25% protein and 60% fat. I also try to keep my calories between 1300-1600 per day. Try not to judge its success by the last two weeks, prior to that I spent MONTHS bouncing around the 240s sometimes dipping into the 230s. I think this is my body cluing into the fact I stayed on plan for most of the time it was screwing around with me
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My body does the same thing sometimes, but you and Sue really seem to be moving the scale now...thanks for the encouraging words, I'm trying to get back into things while still having some cravings from what I ate Monday night ...trying to make my meal list as we speak for this week ...sometimes it gets so boring...need to look up more recipes I guess.
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Whoa, realized its' been a while since I posted here - so instead of going through every day I missed lol I'm just updating my numbers below.

SW 340.6
CW 332.4
GW 318.0 (updated goal weight based on goal I established to be under 300 by 08/31).

5/8 340.6
5/9 339.8
5/10 338.4
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