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Old 03-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #76
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Morning Ladies. I saw a nice 2 pound drop - lovely. I wasn't able to raise my exercise level ( and saw 10 less foot miles than less week-I monitor all day). I would say the drop is due to another week of NO WHITES, (no white flour, no wheat, no white sugar, low starchy carbs plus no pm snacking). Will be keeping these food practices up.

Hope everyone is seeing good results. Ten more weeks to GO!

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Old 03-23-2014, 12:26 PM   #77
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Just curious as to how long it took to gain 15 lbs. Do you have a record of the days and the weights?
By now I know how long it takes me to lose just 5 lbs.
off and on since last fall....seriousness left me in early November and I've been non committed since. I've acted like I wanted to get back into the game and kept weights here and there but then was embarrassed and ashamed so I deleted them. I know I bounced between 175 and 185. I'm getting tired of the game
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #78
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Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!

Up right now still but I'm sure that half bottle of wine did not help either, lol. Still doing good on the food and exercise part so I'm just gonna keep on chugging along.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:05 PM   #79
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I lost some of the previous week's bloat gain; tomorrow will show how much.

I have been sick with an ear infection; I finally saw an ENT and he said I have a chronic infection and the prolly has been infected 6 months already. I really felt malaise all month of March. I did not get my exercise in. So I am going to be kind and forgiving to myself

My ear is feeling better and I feel 70% healed. A few more days and I'll be back to 100%

On a good note; I have been maintaining my weight. I really haven't gained. I have stayed around 140-144 pound range for 6 weeks now. Yay me. And that is without exercise, just diet alone. There is hope

So now that my ear problem has been solved and I am back to normal, I should be able to resume my workouts and subsequent weight loss. I can not lose weight with diet alone, I have concluded.

And that 128 pounds by June is still within my reach

I hope everyone is well and successful!
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:17 PM   #80
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Hello Chickies,

Glad people have lost and maintained If you didn't hang in there it will happen! Stick with it! You can do it

I am down 5 lbs this week. I love the first week of commitment! All the water gain gone. I am taking this as a good start. I also made my fitness goal of working out three times this week. That one was hard!!

I have been feeling blah this week. I am going to Dr tomorrow. Thinking my thyroid or hormones are off. I am in menopause and not on hormone replacement. My thyroid meds were reduced to decrease hot flashes a few months ago. Hopefully it is something simple!

Thank you all for the support and being here.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:05 PM   #81
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off and on since last fall....seriousness left me in early November and I've been non committed since. I've acted like I wanted to get back into the game and kept weights here and there but then was embarrassed and ashamed so I deleted them. I know I bounced between 175 and 185. I'm getting tired of the game
I continue to learn things about dieting.

"
RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR) accounts for the larg-
est component (60-75%) of total daily energy expendi-
ture (13) and therefore plays a significant role in the regu-
lation of energy balance.

be careful reducing your food calorie input below your RMR.
"

My RMR is 1500 cals according to a Web calculator.
I am currently losing 2.4 lbs/wk (3500 cals/lb of fat, assuming I'm not losing muscle mass) but over the longer term I am losing 1 lb/wk so in principle I can stay on this regime.

Post whatever days/weight data you have; I might be able to pull some conclusions out of it using Excel's data reduction functions.

I'm tired too.
Our bodies are like food-fueled machines and they obey the laws of physics. Those laws will not change despite our wishes.

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Old 03-24-2014, 12:55 PM   #82
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Hi everyone, I know it is a bit late but can I join? I started loosing weight at the beginning of Feb too.
I weighed 223.5 lbs to start with, and have got down to 209. I want to get down a dress size or two by June. I don' know if this is realistic but I am going to try!

Can anyone shed the light on their success, so far I fear a lot of this weight loss is due to me being too rushed off my feet to eat properly recently. I don't want to lose weight unhealthily. I know too well that it will all rush back on again!
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:54 PM   #83
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I continue to learn things about dieting.

"
RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR) accounts for the larg-
est component (60-75%) of total daily energy expendi-
ture (13) and therefore plays a significant role in the regu-
lation of energy balance.

be careful reducing your food calorie input below your RMR.
"

My RMR is 1500 cals according to a Web calculator.
I am currently losing 2.4 lbs/wk (3500 cals/lb of fat, assuming I'm not losing muscle mass) but over the longer term I am losing 1 lb/wk so in principle I can stay on this regime.

Post whatever days/weight data you have; I might be able to pull some conclusions out of it using Excel's data reduction functions.

I'm tired too.
Our bodies are like food-fueled machines and they obey the laws of physics. Those laws will not change despite our wishes.
so if my rmr is 1700 times 1.2 for sedentary lifestyle is 2040 minus the 500 in food/exercise...1540 calories a day I should be altering in order to lose 2 lbs a week? Am I seeing that right?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:35 AM   #84
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so if my rmr is 1700 times 1.2 for sedentary lifestyle is 2040 minus the 500 in food/exercise...1540 calories a day I should be altering in order to lose 2 lbs a week? Am I seeing that right?
I'll be back when I'm thinking straight - I just got up.

Yesterday I spent the whole afternoon eating, and gained - morning to night - 4 lbs.
This morning it's 1.6 lbs less so some of it was water.
Still, using the longer term averages I should reach GW by 115 to 130 days from now.


I didn't get what your numbers are for each of the terms.

The equation may be

calories in from food(CI) + body fat burned(BF) = RMR + calories lost to activity(CL)

and in the case of weight maintenance the body fat burned is zero so the equation reduces to

CI = RMR + CL

If fat yields 3500 cals per lb then you'd need to reduce your intake or increase your activity loss by 1000 cals/day for a 2 lbs/week 0.3 lb/day loss.


For me, CI = 2200, RMR = 1500, so to maintain my weight, CL must be 2200 - 1500 = 700 cals/day.

For weight loss, my CI should be at least 1500 and assuming my RMR = 1500 the equation can be rewritten as

CI - RMR = CL - BF

The left side is zero, so 0 = CL - BF so BF = CL.

If my activity level stays at 700 cals/day I should lose about 700/3500 (0.2 lb) per day.

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Old 03-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #85
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tap, still plenty of time left to join in on this challenge.

Will be away this weekend, hope everyone has done well this week.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:27 AM   #86
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Weighing in today cause I have a weekend trip(mini-vacation). 1 1/2 pounds lost for the week. Yeah, I can almost find my waistline, lol. Hoping everyone had a great week.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:50 PM   #87
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I some how lost 1lb this week. I was only able to work out 1 day. Physically I was feeling wiped out. Had lots of blood tests done this week. I have inflammation in my body. Hmmmm dah! So now we are figuring out why and what.

Goal for the week 2lbs and work out 3 times.

Hope everyone has a great week!
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:34 AM   #88
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Dianna, I just realized how close to goal you are! Congrats! Hope you had a great weekend!

PumpkinField I hope it's nothing serious...

I lost 2.26 pounds this week, even though I ate at maintenance twice. If I can keep this up, I'll reach goal by May 30th, just like I want to. Although I keep thinking of when my next high-calorie day will be, which isn't good. I also have a crazy craving for frozen yogurt. I had half a cup of strawberry yogurt with tiny bits of white, milk and dark chocolate yesteday and it was nowhere near enough...
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5/10 to 3/14 and 100 lbs gives you -0.49 lb/wk.
152-130 = 22 lbs which you should reach in 45 weeks/10 months, or less.

After 40 days I'm averaging -1 lb/wk but 40 days is not very long for a project like this.
Sarah in Paris did -2.9 lbs/wk for six weeks or so but I've never held out for that long.

And if my cholesterol is not better when I get to 150 lbs I will not be a happy camper.

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Old 04-01-2014, 10:11 PM   #90
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Pumpkin, Hope you can figure out what's going on with the inflammation, that can be tricky stuff.

Maria, Thanks for noticing - yes, it's rewarding coming closer to goal weight. Congrats on your nice 2.6 pound loss, that's nice focus and impressive for your weight/height. I hope to be able to maintain slightly under 146 for a while(to see what it takes). 140 would be nice by summer - you go girl!
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