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Old 04-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #106
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Weight in was a bit higher than yesterday's weight, bummer. But over all I am doing awesome.

I went through my closet and I fit into my 6's Today I'm wearing a pretty skirt in size.... Yes.... Six! I couldn't be happier. My ultimate goal is to be size four. I hope by the end of this challenge I'll be flirting with that size.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #107
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I ate everything at the food beer pairing because it was all new and yummy. I'm up 2 lbs. but I'm telling myself it's ok and again had an amazing weekend. Haven't had time to work out this week looking forward to a swim tomorrow.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:27 PM   #108
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End of week two and only lost 2.5 lbs....8 lbs total. Been staying OP so hopefully I'll see a big drop soon.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:40 PM   #109
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I've hit a major plateau Working hard to get through it!
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #110
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Over 9 weeks I've lost 0.7 lb per week (not great) but I have cycles over a week or two where I'd lose 2 lbs, gain 4, then lose 2, etc., so my weight loss process is sort of out of control.

Easter was a wake up call where I gained 2 lbs per day for four days, so I came up with a new plan.

Weighing evening and morning I noticed my nighttime weight loss is pretty consistently 2.5 lbs, so if I fasted could lose this much weight every 24 hours but I don't have the willpower to fast.

So, the morning weight is a reference point for each day. My weight gain during the day before 2 P.M. is negligible. I weigh again just before supper but I don't record this number.
If I'm on track to lose more than a pound from last evening I eat a heavier supper. If I'm going to lose less than a pound I eat light.
Then I record the evening weight and the cycle begins again.

It'll probably be a month before I have some certainty that this works, but for now the graph looks promising.

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Old 04-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #111
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I'm back! Plateau was HORRIBLE! Broke free of it today
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:36 PM   #112
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I'm back! Plateau was HORRIBLE! Broke free of it today
Never had one but how did you beat it?


Easter is day 62 on my graph.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:53 AM   #113
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I've been really OP for the past couple weeks. Disappointed in myself and scared to get on scale.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:14 PM   #114
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I've been really OP for the past couple weeks. Disappointed in myself and scared to get on scale.
New Yawk?
Well, as a former Joisey resident I hope I can help you.
However, right now I am PWI
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=drunk
so take what I post with a grain of salt.

Your height is, give or take, my height but I am of the inferior gender.

Take a guess as to what your weight will be.
Decide before you get on the scale what you will do if the scale shows that [over]weight.
Act on that decision.
Having trouble acting on that decision?
Ask yourself: Why? In other words, be your own best friend.

Somebody wrote to that exceptional lady Marliyn Vos Savant that they only wanted news (from a doctor) if it was good news.
She suggested that the doctor flip a coin. If the doc told her nothing - it could be because the news was bad
or
because the coin landed the "wrong" way.
This might also work for you as far as climbing on a scale but I cannot at present tell you why because my higher intellectual functioning has been temporarily disabled by my excessive Blood Alcohol Level.

For me the challenge right now (besides waiting to get sober so I can do some useful work) is staying on a liquid diet for more than one day so I can get the dramatic weight loss from fasting and get down to 160, and then lower. My average night weight loss is 2.3 lbs so if my daytime weight gain is less than this by a decent margin I can lose some weight within my remaining lifetime [currently predicted to be 15 years].

My wife is overseas (due east) so I now have the chance to break the routine and the fridge gets progressively emptier, so there is less temptation.

To members and lurkers: I hope you have as much fun reading this post as I did writing it.

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:06 PM   #115
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I'm down a pound but I've been at the same weight for about 4 days. Driving me nuts I've been swimming and staying OP even when I ate out. Hopefully I will have a good lose this week. Busy week at work!

@vdh2102 Sometimes when I know I've had a bad weekend of over eating I won't weigh myself. I will work hard that week by staying on plan and exercising before I weigh myself, then I don't feel like crap if it is over. Most times I'm surprised at what it says. Commit to your plan this week get on the scale next Sun. Monday is always a good day to start fresh.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:14 AM   #116
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Wobbly-- LOL. Hope you enjoyed yourself-- I was having trouble understanding your post until I clicked the urban dictionary link.

Pumpkin Field-- I did exactly what you suggested and skipped my weigh in this week. I've found that usually when I've had a gain after a bad few days, most of it is water retention and goes away once I get back OP, so I want to give myself the benefit of the doubt there. As of today, I'm officially back on the train. I'm counting on being able to wear this dress I have to my boyfriend's brother's wedding in June, and I'm too broke to buy a new one right now, so I keep reminding myself of how much it would suck to have to buy something else if I don't make it to my goal by then for motivation. So far, it's working

Good luck to everyone this week.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:43 PM   #117
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@vdh2102 hang your dress out where you can see it all the time. That visual reminder could help you focus.

I sorted through my summer clothes trying stuff on. A lot of it is tight, I'm getting close.

I finally am down another lb. total 18. I only have 7 to go to meet my 1st weight goal.

Have a great week! I'm already exhausted and it's only Tues!
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:13 AM   #118
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Wobbly-- LOL. Hope you enjoyed yourself-- I was having trouble understanding your post until I clicked the urban dictionary link.
Back to reality!

The magazine Psychology Today, June 2014, has an article on willpower on page 36, and talks about stuff, some of which I never would have thought of. Including 'restraint bias'.
One take-away from this article is that if you are having trouble losing weight it is because human nature conspires against you.

Being a cheapskate I tried to find it online but it's not yet there.

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #119
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11 of my 31 pounds left to lose!!! I can't contain myself!
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #120
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Wobbly just saw your question, yes! It took me weeks but I finally beat it. April wasn't my best month but I can't complain because I didn't gain.
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