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Old 07-07-2014, 11:22 AM   #46  
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I hope you don't mind me jumping in a week late. I just got back from 2 weeks out of the country. I was pleasantly surprised to see I hadn't gained weight on my trip. Now I'm ready to buckle down and get back to my healthy eating/exercise plan.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:02 PM   #47  
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Hi guys!!! I've been MIA since Saturday. Sorry for the late weigh-in. Well, I did weigh-in on 7/6, I'm just now logging it though. I hope everyone has done well and I'm back to logging, I hope. I will be out of town tomorrow, but I'll still try to check in at some point if I can. If not, it should be Thursday.

Challenge 4: Summer Time Madness (June 21st to September 21st)

My goal for Challenge 4 will be to reach: 194
Start Weight 21/06/2014: 218.5
29/06/2014: 214.6 (-3.9) yay!
06/07/2014: 212 (-2.6) yay!
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:06 AM   #48  
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Ugh, hey folks. I just can't understand my body at times. Maybe if I type it out here, something will jump out at me that will explain it.

For the last few weeks I was steadily going down. Got down to 165.6 at the last "official" weigh-in. The following week I was a beast on the walking trail, 4 miles at a time almost every morning, with a couple 3-mile runs sprinkled in here and there. Then we went out of town for a couple days. Friday, I stayed at my calorie goal. Saturday, I was a little over (in fact, I don't think I even bothered logging dinner).

So Sunday morning comes along, and I'm up almost 2 pounds. I didn't panic, thinking it was the food from the day before.

Monday, up another 1/2 pound. Really? I change my calorie goal to be lower, and get back into the swing of my walking routine.

Tuesday, finally down a pound, but still a pound more than I was last week.

Then this morning, up again!! A little over1/2 pound! I can't understand it. Perhaps it's the extra cardio (though in truth it's not all that much extra). I am insanely thirsty lately, maybe I am dehydrated and my body is holding on to extra water? I usually don't weigh daily unless I have an unexpected loss on my "official" weigh in day. I'm not sure if these daily fluctuations are helping or hindering my mental state!

Anyway, sorry for the novel. Just ranting.

I hope everyone else is doing well. I see some great losses in your posts. Keep up the great work!!!
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:22 AM   #49  
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Sounds like water to me, Cindy. Whenever I'm excercising a lot, my weight loss is really infuriating. I'll stay the same or even gain a pound or two for a few weeks, then just lose 3-4 pounds all at once. If your calories are under control, then I'd just stick it out for a couple weeks and see what happens.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #50  
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I agree with BigChief, sounds like you're holding fluid between your high level of exercise and a slight increase in calories over the weekend. In addition to water I think it's possible for glycogen in the muscles to be increased when one comes closer to maintenance calories than the previous deficit (someone please correct me if I'm wrong, I don't know much about this process).

So consider this a seconding of the suggestion to just stay the course for a couple weeks. You'll likely see a woosh or at least the scale heading down again. Consider other measures of success in addition to the scale as well: how are your measurements doing, clothes fitting, your athletic performance, hitting your goals as planned, overall feeling of well being, confidence in yourself, etc., whatever measures of progress are important to you.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:51 PM   #51  
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Cindy - I am going through the same thing. I have been working out more lately and I am gaining weight. I know that it is frustrating!! I am going to keep going and see what happens after another week.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:53 AM   #52  
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Thanks everybody. I guess after reading my mini-rant I realize I am overreacting. Have I said before what a mind-game this entire weight loss process is??? I do agree that it is probably water, and I agree that I should be looking at indicators other than the scale (like, perhaps, the fact that I'm now fitting into some SIZE 12 SHORTS!!!). The number shouldn't be so darned important, but for some reason it holds me in its power. ;-)

I am going back to my old calories (i.e., setting MyFitnessPal to "lose 1/2 pound per week" instead of 1 pound) and just keep drinking water and staying the course.

On another note, my little girl got up in the middle of the night, vomitting. She's done it a couple times and is now sleeping, My son had a stomach virus a few days ago too, so obviously it's going around in our household. Here's to hoping I don't get it either. I love seeing the scale go down, but not THAT way. :-(
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #53  
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On another note, my little girl got up in the middle of the night, vomitting. She's done it a couple times and is now sleeping, My son had a stomach virus a few days ago too, so obviously it's going around in our household. Here's to hoping I don't get it either. I love seeing the scale go down, but not THAT way. :-(
Yikes! Poor kiddos...I really hope you can avoid it. I had a stomach bug a couple years ago. Coincidentally, that was the last time I was below 130. It was horrible though. I'm so happy I didn't pass it to my roommate. Best wishes for you staying healthy!

You're so right about the mind game...this whole journey is a trip.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:53 PM   #54  
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SW: 220.4
GW: 205

Start Weight 06/21/2014: N/A
06/28/2014: N/A
07/05/2014: N/A
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:43 PM   #55  
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My goal is to lose 10 lbs. by the end of this challenge
My goal for Challenge 4 will be to reach: 137.8lbs
Start Weight 6/21/14: 147.8lbs
6/26/14: 145.7
7/6/14: 144.1
7/13/14: 145.5
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I am up, but I am a lot lower than I was! It was a horrible weekend last weekend eating wise. This one will be a whole lot better! Good luck everyone with your WI.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:40 PM   #56  
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Start Weight 21/06/2014: 185
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06/07/2014: 183.8
13/07/2014: 183.0
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:11 AM   #57  
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finally have my bmi down to 24. My next goal is to bring my bmi down into the 23's and a weight under 144 will allow me to be less than 20% over goal (since the definition of obese is greater than 20% of what you should weigh).
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #58  
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Start Weight 21/06/2014: 224
29/06/2014:226
06/07/2014:225
13/07/2014:221
20/07/2014:
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Total Loss:3 ( Back where I need to be to reach my goal by 9/21)


Congrats on the BMI. buddha belly!

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Old 07-13-2014, 04:50 PM   #59  
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Start Weight 21/06/2014: 212 lbs
22/06/2014: 211.9
29/6: 211.4
6/July/2014: 211 = 1/4 done!
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:59 AM   #60  
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My goal for Challenge 4 will be to reach: 140
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13/07/2014: 143.0
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