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Old 04-02-2019, 02:34 PM   #16  
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01: 137.8
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This week (4/1) is my one year anniversary of my health re-set, and although I'm not quite at my goal, I hit 50 lbs. lost. Hooray! I'm setting my goal at -3lbs and we'll see how far I get. I bumped back up this morning after drinking more water than usual/recovering from my fundraiser dinner wine and an outdoors afternoon run. Gym night tonight.
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:24 PM   #17  
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Very well deserved loss Lacerta Looking forward to your scales cooperating with the program this month
Snow Mama - you did fantastically last month, and what an achievement for the year!! Excellent stuff. And you're still setting yourself tough targets! Where did your final goal come from - have you been there before?

I got another 'perfect' result on the scales this morning. And I had a great session at the gym. It was metabolic conditioning today - basically lots of multi-muscle movements and cardio with weights and bits of kit to use, and you move round from one station to the next - I had loads of energy Wish it was like that every time! The scales say my fat% is up the last few weeks though, so I guess that's where the bad eating legacy is showing. Feeling so much better now even after just the two days being focused on a good diet. Amazing how quick it is to turn around an outlook - and just show's it's all a mental game.

SW: 1st April 52.1kg TW: 18th April: 51.1kg
Week 1:
April 1: 52.1
April 2: 51.1
April 3: 51.1
April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7

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April 8
April 9
April 10
April 11
April 12
April 13
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April 16
April 17
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:51 PM   #18  
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Week One
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02: 163.6
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Total Loss for Week One:

Work is busy these days and I'm fighting a sinus cold. As soon as I got home I popped some Advil, ate my supper and got into bed. I took my daily 1000 mg dose of Ester-C and I've got a case of water beside my bedside table. Ahhhh, sleepy time soon. g'night everybody
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I'm trying to workout before going to work in the morning.

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Old 04-02-2019, 09:01 PM   #20  
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4/1: 135.8 (0/7)
4/2: 136.2 (-0.4/7)

I actually went to a class today despite feeling quite lazy. I will most likely not go to the gym tomorrow as it is a long work day but I will try to do a short workout at home to make up for it.
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chub - i'll try do a short workout at home
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yangzter - i'm trying to work out before going to work
I know i'm being very picky and making unfair assumptions, but i'm always a bit suspicious by the word 'try' because it sounds like if some sort of excuse pops up, there's a potential get-out clause already there!!
Just reading some motivational books at the moment and the message is to take all the second-guessing out of it and make it a priority instead of a 'fit it in 'if I can'' scenario, and say you ARE going to do these things!
Even if you only do 5 minutes of them, it's important, because then the habit of intending to do something and always following through by actually doing it, sticks.
(Not that I think it makes a jot of difference to weight loss by my experience, but it definitely makes a difference to health and happiness!)

Yangzter - I've been going to the gym every morning since November now and loving it. There's no will I/won't I involved because I set the alarm the night before and get up immediately when it goes off, so no time to decide whether I 'should' or not! It's working really well for me.

Ok, i'm getting off my high horse now, sorry about the little rant

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Old 04-03-2019, 09:49 AM   #22  
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Week One
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03: 164.2
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Home with sinus problems so Iím not putting much stock into the # on the scale this morning.
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ange: Thanks, I'm looking forward to that as well. And I agree 100% that word choice is important. One more thing to add, that when you say "try", it requires motivation to get to "do". When you just plan to "do", it uses discipline instead of motivation. Our discipline can be trained, while our motivation pool is only so big each day. Discipline is better for getting the job done.

Follena: Feel better soon.

Week One
01: 193.8
02: 192.6
03: 191.4
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Total Loss for Week One:

So that is not only another new low, which makes almost a 4 pound loss in the last 4 days (I knew a whoosh was on the way after that long plateau), it also moves me to a BMI of 29.98, which officially makes me Overweight. This is the first time since 2007 that I haven't been obese, so that is sort of a big deal for me. It is also my 41st birthday today, and I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present for myself. On my birthday last year, I was in the 260s and solidly class 3 morbid obese. So this year has been fairly amazing for me.

ETA: Oh, and I also got to change my avatar to 75 pounds lost today FINALLY. That 5 pounds was a long time coming.

ETA2: I just looked back through my Fitday weigh in history. I only had 7 days in 2007 that I weighed less than I do today, so I'm closing in on a new low. I had 6 days that I weighed 191 even and one day that I weighed 190.2. So once I drop below 191, I'll be at my lowest weight since 2005 except for one day and once I drop below 190.2 I'll be in uncharted territory.

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Old 04-03-2019, 01:30 PM   #24  
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Lacerta Woo hoo, happy birthday and congrats! Your try vs do comparison is spot on – I struggled with having enough motivation left at the end of the day to try and eat healthy/move more. When I started planning for these things rather than trying to do them at the end, I found success. Great explanation.

Ange What are you using to measure fat%? I really want to find an InBody machine to test – I’ve heard others can be pretty unreliable but have zero experience. My goal is based on past experience – where I have looked and felt healthiest for most of my 20s/30s. After I had my daughter I was under 120 (just from being so busy, breastfeeding, distance running – not on purpose) and that’s too thin for me. I felt like a clothes hanger. 125 used to be my goal, but I really want more muscle at this point in my life. So it’s kind of an experiment to find the right range where I look and feel the best, but I think it will be somewhere around 130.

Follena Hope you feel better!

TOM hit with a vengeance this morning, I'm visibly bloated and in pain. Yay! At least the bump up is directly attributable. Hopefully tomorrow is better. ETA: Based on MFP/MP data, the last time I was at my current weight was June 2011. How did so much time pass??

SW: 137.8
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Week One
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02: 138.6
03: 139.2 TOM

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Old 04-03-2019, 02:49 PM   #25  
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Thanks for starting this thread, gardener.

I have three out-of-town trips this month, so I do not think it is a good month to focus on scale-loss. Sigh.

I will set a goal of losing 2.5 - 3 lbs and I will focus on (i) drinking more water; and (ii) chewing more gum (for me, this is a FORGOTTEN trick that used to keep food out of my mouth).
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:37 PM   #26  
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Lacerta - Congratulations on ditching the Obese label for ever!!!!
Great that you've had a look back in time, and had a reflect on how much you've achieved. What a fantastic year. It's so good that your scales are on the move again - that was a seriously long plateau. And Happy Birthday too!!! Have you got any plans for celebrating?

SnowMama - Your targets sound pretty good then I like the plan to bump up the muscle! I just use my bathroom scales for the fat measurement - the type that you enter your height and they send an electric current through you to measure it. I've no illusions that they're accurate in any way, but if I weigh in at the same time every morning (which is as soon as I get out of bed and before a shower) then I think they show up rough trends, albeit with some unexplained fluctuations along the way. I've never had fat measured with the callipers or anything so don't know how big the discrepancy would be.

Well, I seem to be almost back in my new-normal zone and just dipped under the 51kg this morning, so a couple more weeks here and i'll feel i'm here 'properly'.
I feel great at 50.x and 51.x but a bit scraggy under 50 lol, and obviously I feel like i'm slipping when I get to 52. Gym was harder than it should've been this morning and I was a bit achy from the legacy of the last 3 days. Luckily it was only 30min of core so the easiest day of the week.

SW: 1st April 52.1kg TW: 18th April: 51.1kg
Week 1:
April 1: 52.1
April 2: 51.1
April 3: 51.1
April 4: 50.9
April 5
April 6
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Happy birthday Lacerta and congratulations on your new low!!! And thanks for all the support - you're very wise! x
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I love these accountability check-in groups. This will be my first time doing this. Whoot whoot!
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1) 261.5
2) 260.5
3) 261.5
4) 261.5 TOM

I was wondering why I was craving all the chocolate and then TOM turned up. After last month, when I felt horribly ill for 3 weeks, I wasn't even thinking about it and it showed up with no warning except cravings. Interesting that my WI is the same as it's been (seemingly) forever.
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30lb: Welcome to the challenge and the forums and I look forward to reading more posts from you

Newlyn: Wise is a euphamism for old, right? Because some days I feel very old, but it is rare that I feel wise. Definitely not wise, but I am very determined to succeed and I want to see everyone else succeed too.

ange: Thank you, I never want to be obese ever again. Overweight isn't the end of the world, if I'm at the low end, especially if it is because of some muscles and the inevitable boobage, but obese is a big old no. I really think I'd be happy at the top end of normal or the bottom end of overweight, which is around 160. I'm leaving my goal weight as 150ish, but if I never get all the way there, I won't beat myself up over that. I don't have any specific plans to celebrate. Took off work early yesterday and had homemade tacos with husband and then went to sleep early. It was a good day.

Beeps: Those sound like good SMART goals to me. Travel times are very difficult for me. I don't now how ange does it, travelling all the time.

Snowmama: Hopefully you get a nice whoosh back after TOM. I know what you mean about time passing quickly. Last time I was this weight was 2007, and when I drop another pound, I actually don't know the last time I was that weight, because it was before I started tracking in 2005. Its a good feeling.
Week One
01: 193.8
02: 192.6
03: 191.4
04: 190.6
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Total Loss for Week One:

I have to assume the whoosh is about over. To date, I've only broken 4 pounds in a week twice: The week before and the week after my last plateau. The week before was 4.0 and the week after was 4.2. This time around, I didn't have a big week before, but apparently I'm going to have a big week after. As of today, I'm down 4.0 pounds this week, with 3 days left to go. So it is possible that I could have my best week ever this week. Or I could just level out and stay in the upper 190s for the next few days. Especially since the next 5 days at work are my busy time, so I likely won't be able to make the schedule work for my 2 meals a day plan, so I bet I don't lose any more for the next few days. But I can still make good food choices and maintain the loss. Either way, it's a good week. I feel like this week vindicates the work I put in in March.
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