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Old 08-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #196
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Wolf - just a cautionary warning that I hope isn't true because I know you have been doing great. Take your grandfathers scale with a grain of salt, sometimes scales are calibrated differently and two scales can show different numbers for the same thing. That said, I hope it is dead on with your scale and you had a small woosh during your drive

Bleumaus I agree with the previous posters, it is water weight from the sodium and alcohol, it'll be gone in a couple days!

bg I LOVE lemon in my water, I am lazy and get the bottles of 100% lemon juice though, that way I don't have to worry about it going bad lol I have been eyeing this nifty water bottle though: http://zinganything.com/product/aquazinger

Jacqui OMG you will totally see Onderland in the next couple days, I am so excited for you!

Tuscany for us fast food is one of two things, subway, or a local pizza place that sells 6 inch and 10 inch pizzas made to order. I load mine up with veggies and either grilled chicken or turkey pepperoni and very little cheese. So both places is yummy fresh food easily within my plan, just the sodium is higher than what I eat at home.

8/1: 251.4
8/2: 250.6
8/3: 250.2
8/4: 251.4
8/5: 251.6
8/6: 250.6
8/7: 249.4
8/8: 251.6
8/9: 249.4
8/10: 250.6
8/11: 252.2
8/12: 253.0
8/13: 250.8

Hopefully tomorrow I will be back to 249.4 or lower! Just no eating out tonight lol or until the end of the week.

I am kind of worried that instead of getting better our eating out habit will get worse, we found a local store that hosts board game night on Sat and D&D night on Wed (yes me and DH are huge geeks lol) I'm scared that on those nights it'll be too easy to just say screw it and order in food (which it seems many of the players on Sat did) or pick up something on the way. I need to come up with picnic type things to take that are yummy and filling.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #197
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8/1 - 163.5
8/2 - 162.5
8/3 - 162.5
8/4 - 163
8/5 - 162
8/6 - 161
8/7 - 160
8/8 - 160
8/9 - 160
8/10 - 159.5
8/11 - 159
8/12 - 158.5
8/13 - 158.5

Since I've decided my pain is stress related I'm gonna try and be playful today. I'm not sure what that means but I'm not going to indulge my worries today.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:02 AM   #198
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@ PixiCat:
I sure as **** hope its only water.


@ cincorn:
I am in the same boat right now too. I just don't understand it. I brought a ton of tea to work, am going to drink like a gazillion cups of water and just wait this out but it SUCKS!! I wanted to see 175 on the 15th
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #199
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Back to 168.4 hopefully I can not jump back up again

SW (July 31): 172
GW: 165

August 1: 171
August 2: 171
August 3: 171
August 4: 170.2
August 5: 170.0
August 6: 169.8
August 7: 168.8
August 8: 168.4
August 9: 169.8
August 10: 169.8
August 11: 169.6
August 12: 169.0
August 13: 168.4
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Start - May 30th, 2013 - 186 lbs
Mini Goal 1: 176.7 7/10/2013 Mini Goal 2: 167.4 8/21/2013 Mini Goal 3: 158.1 10/29/2013
Mini Goal 4: 152.2 11/30/2013 Mini Goal 5: 148.8 12/23/2013 Mini Goal 6: 139.5 03/06/2014
Lowest Weight: April 13: 135.6
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #200
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I'm back! was so busy I didn't even have time to weigh in the last few days.

SW: 177.6
GW: 167.6

8/1: 177.6
8/2: 176.8
8/3: 175.6
8/4: 176.8
8/5: 177
8/6: 176.4
8/7: 175.6
8/8: 174.8
8/9: 175.6
8/10: DNW
8/11: DNW
8/12: DNW
8/13: 175 (I'll take it!)
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:52 PM   #201
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Haha! I weighed 202 this morning! Who knows why? I didn't overeat, so apparently I ate something that has caused me to hold water. Oh well, my body will work it out. I still feel bloated tonight so I doubt tomorrow will be any better, but I'm sure I'll jump on that scale in the morning anyway!

Tuscany, ah, okay, the 13th must be responsible for my upward scale too, lol!

Welcome Leecpieces! What is your weight loss goal for the month of August?

Cincorn, if you are working out at the gym, it's possible you're not taking in enough daily calories. If your body thinks it doesn't have enough to operate, it's going to slow your metabolism down, working against your efforts. You might try raising your calories to 1500 and see if that jumpstarts your metabolism.

Yay, Joy! You're going to get there! You're on the move again!

Bleu, don't let the scale upset you! The human body naturally fluctuates. It's going to be okay! A month from now, you won't even remember this little blip of a stall. Look at how much weight you've lost overall. I wish I were where you are! Keep going, girl!

Thanks Pixikat. Onederland might be a few more days away now! As for your game night, plan, plan, plan!

Leah, if you figure out how not to indulge your worries, please share your secret! I am a worrier about so many things, and I have yet to be able to convince myself not to worry. (Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, the scale is not one of the things I really worry about.) Stress really does cause physical pain, so I hope you are able to find a way to relax.

Great going, Turtle!

Welcome back, Tray! I wondered where you were. Good job on the scale movement!
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= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
MINI GOALS:
1. 196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
2. 178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
3. 164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
4. 145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #202
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Apparently the 14th is also unlucky, as I saw another small gain this morning. My body is saying: "No, no, no. I don't want to say goodbye to these pounds. We've been friends for many years. They've always been happy little pounds, and I will miss them. I've said goodbye to too many pounds already. I'm hanging on to these last 28, no matter what." My mind replied: "Dream on body. These remaining 28 pounds will soon be history. Get used to it."

My mind WILL WIN!!

Aug 1: 157.25
Aug 2: 156.75 (-0.50)
Aug 3: 156.00 (-0.75)
Aug 4: 155.25 (-0.75)
Aug 5: 154.50 (-0.75)
Aug 6: 154.50 (0.00)
Aug 7: 154.25 (-0.25)
Aug 8: 154.50 (+0.25)
Aug 9: 154.00 (-0.50)
Aug 10: 153.25 (-0.75)
Aug 11: 152.75 (-0.50)
Aug 12: 152.50 (-0.25)
Aug 13: 152.75 (+0.25)
Aug 14: 153.00 (+0.25)

GW: 149.00

Jacqui: Sorry you saw 202...regrettably, sometimes the scale just has a mind of its own…love your attitude though!

Turtle: Glad to see your downward trend continues.

Joy: Hope you see "78.x" today!

Cincorn: I agree with Gardener. You can't look to a trend from a few days. Over the past 13 days, you've lost a little over 3 lbs, which is an average of 1.5 lbs per week, and that's a pretty good weight loss (especially at our age). I too eat 1,200 calories per day and I exercise for 1.5 hours minimum. I've gone for weeks not losing anything, but on average (since March) I've lost 1.5 lbs per week. That's all that counts.

BleuMaus: Once TOM is finished and you get back to eating OP, the scales will co-operate…hang in there!

Pixi: Good luck on your journey to below 250…I hope you see that again soon!

Leah: It seems your recent losses are sticking. I hope you feel better soon.

Tray: Welcome back…nice loss!

leecpieces: Welcome and good luck this month!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #203
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Good morning everyone!

The 14th is being semicooperative for me, back in the 240s but not back to my current low. I'm just taking that to mean that tomorrow I will have a NEW current low. Which should hopefully keep me on track today!

Tonight is d&d night, it only runs from 7-9 though so since dinner is usually at 730 or 8 I am going to take some string cheese and some fruit to tide me over until we get back.

8/1: 251.4
8/2: 250.6
8/3: 250.2
8/4: 251.4
8/5: 251.6
8/6: 250.6
8/7: 249.4
8/8: 251.6
8/9: 249.4
8/10: 250.6
8/11: 252.2
8/12: 253.0
8/13: 250.8
8/14: 249.8
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #204
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Tuscany, BleuMas, Turtle, Cincorn, and Jacqui: You have all done great so far this month and I'm sure your body is just adjusting to the new beautiful you!

Welcome Leecpieces! Best of luck to you!

Woohoo Joy!

Great attitude Leah!

Way to go TrayTeam!

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bg I LOVE lemon in my water, I am lazy and get the bottles of 100% lemon juice though, that way I don't have to worry about it going bad lol I have been eyeing this nifty water bottle though: http://zinganything.com/product/aquazinger
Congrats Pixi on getting back into the 40s! I was debating using my enormous bottle of lemon juice that has never been opened once my fresh lemons are gone. I'm leery because I bought it at Sam's a year ago and the "best by" date is unreadable. I don't know how long this stuff is good? It would be nice to not have to deal with the seeds. That water bottle is totally nifty!!! Let us know how you like it, if you get it!
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #205
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8/1 - 163.5
8/2 - 162.5
8/3 - 162.5
8/4 - 163
8/5 - 162
8/6 - 161
8/7 - 160
8/8 - 160
8/9 - 160
8/10 - 159.5
8/11 - 159
8/12 - 158.5
8/13 - 158.5
8/14 - 159.5 <-- Not sure what this is about. I was on target for calories and well under on sodium (and I drank a lot of water too). I'm guessing it must just be from not feeling great. Oh well, if I keep doing everything right it will resolve itself.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #206
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I'm back down to 200! Maybe I'll have a chance at Onederland this week after all!

Tuscany, obviously, our bodies have their own way of doing things, and as long as we stay OP, it all turns out all right. You have such a great attitude and your mind will definitely win out!

Pixikat, yay! You've lost a whole pound from yesterday AND you're back in the 240's. Good for you!

Thanks bg! I agree that our bodies pause to make adjustments. I believe the experts who say that when we lose fat, our fat cells fill up with water as a temporary replacement as the body works on shrinking the cells, and eventually that water is flushed out. I'm not sure why we sometimes weigh more, like I did yesterday, but maybe my body held on to more water than needed, or maybe I didn't drink enough water to convince my body to flush out the excess, or maybe water weighs more than fat. I don't know. The important part is that I am losing fat and I know the scale will always show that eventually!

Leah, hang in there and I hope you feel well again soon!
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= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
MINI GOALS:
1. 196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
2. 178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
3. 164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
4. 145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #207
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212.6 this morning! Yay! I get frustrated when the scales get stuck or bounce up and down a lb. for several days, but it's true the long term picture is what's important. And I'm down 4 lb.s since the first of August, which is just 2 weeks! 4 lb.s in 2 weeks is great for me! I need 3 more to make my goal for the month! Feeling strong and capable this morning!
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #208
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Morning all

I have had a weird morning. Woke up alone and slightly lonely. My fiancée is away helping his sister move. I don't know if its my TOM that's making me feel super lonely or if its what is actually happening. Anyway, when I stepped on the scale this morning, it said 177.0. Its going down, but I'm not happy about it... I really was hoping to see 175 by the 15th

8/1: 180.6
8/2: 179.6
8/6: 178.6
8/7: 177.8
8/10: 176.2
8/12: 179.2
8/13: 179.0
8/14: 177.0

@ Tuscany:
LOL Thata Girl! You tell them fat cells who's boss!

@ pixikat :
Hope our D&D night is awesome! I am starting to dread having outing with friends cause I get the >_> looks when I order a salad or bring something really healthy.

@ Jacqui_D :
I never heard that before, that when we lose fat, our fat cells fill up with water as a temporary replacement as the body works on shrinking the cells... It makes a WHOLE lot of sense.

@ cincorn :
WTG!!! Glad you broke that wall
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #209
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Bleu, it's a weight loss theory. I've dieted for years and I've read about this theory many times over the years. Some people disagree with it, but like you, I think it makes a lot of sense. I'm not sure what outside links we are allowed to post, so I will simply post a link to a 3FC thread that already contains a link to an article about it. "Waiting for Whoosh" Thread.

Cincorn, congrats!
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= 10 lbs lost; = 5 lbs lost:
MINI GOALS:
1. 196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
2. 178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
3. 164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
4. 145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
MAINTENANCE GOAL:
Stay between 145 lbs and 155 lbs

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Old 08-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #210
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TOM you little *******! Well that explains a lot... This my first month on a new BCP and I had no idea when to expect to get it because it's not as simple as my last one. My last one was only 2 colors, 21 no-period and 7 period pills. This pack has a different color for each week and goes in a circle and I'm not entirely sure I started in the right spot because the instructions were so vague. Well I guess as much as TOM sucks it's nice to have an explanation.
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