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Stop it now!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ok, in the last 6 months I have lost 16 lbs and reclaimed my life in so many ways. I have another 10 lbs to go, and I am willing to be patient. It is coming off really slowly, but that's ok. For the most part. But when I recently rode 60 miles on a damn bicycle....that's 4 and a half hours in a bike seat...and instead of losing a lb or two, GAINED two lbs....I got pissed. Have not exercised since (one week) and have been eating horrible. As a result, I have now gained a total of four lbs. So ok, I am done acting out. I am still pissed off but I am headed to the gym to work out my frustration there. And I am going to load up on fruit and veggies and healthy stuff on the way home, so I will resume better eating habits. Sometimes I hate doing the right thing. But I refuse to undo all my hard, slooooow work in a matter of weeks. So, here I go, back on track. Hrumph. emoticon

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BOPPY_ 4/2/2013 11:00PM

    If there's one thing I've learned in losing 110+ pounds it's that weigh-ins can often be misleading. Yet, I weigh myself every day.

How do I cope?:

First, I realize that weight loss is a stochastic process. On average you will lose weight, if you eat fewer calories and "burn" more calories. However, other factors play a role:

* salt (NaCl) intake
* potassium intake
* time since voiding
* time since evacuation
* plateaus requiring qualitative and quantitative change in nutrition, and/or exercise
* hormonal rhythms
* wrong assumptions about quantity of food, or calories per unit of quantity
* whole bunch of things not ever to be known by me, you, or medical science

Second, I rely on moving averages of weight loss. How much have I lost, per week, in the last 5 weeks? The last 9 weeks? The last 17 weeks? Since I started?

Third, when losses stall beyond five weeks, I (a) start changing things (kinds of food I eat and kinds of exercises I do), looking for a cure, and (b) get more serious about measuring inputs, quantities of food, and outputs, minutes and degree of exercise.

You're already succeeding. Just keep after it. emoticon

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Still holdin' steady!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bootcamp still "owns" me 3 days a week, the gym another 2. Weight loss is ever so slow, but for once I am not measuring success by a number on the scale. I know I am dropping inches like crazy and people are noticing the weight loss so I guess I am gaining muscle and losing inches, even if the pounds are stubbornly not going away! However I feel stronger, more fit, calmer, happier with my body, more confident. I guess that's pretty good, even if the scale refuses to budge! Everything in it's own time. I am happy with the progress I've made. And I will stick to it until the scale matches the rest of me!

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RASLALIQUE 10/24/2011 12:46AM

    Congratulations! It sounds like you are doing well :-)!

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KRISKECK 10/9/2011 8:45PM

    That's great! I am discouraged that I've been putting the pounds back on but on the other hand, I had my best 10 mile race in ten years today! So, I think I will shift focus for the winter and try some circuit training and speed training and try to build strength, a little change up usually helps! Keep up the good work!

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DIREXTOR 8/10/2011 1:05PM

    Way to ride out the frustration. I have given up on the scale matching the rest of me. I was morbidly obese for at least 25 years, so I'm sure my bone density had to adjust to carry the load. I am 6 feet tall, wear a size 12 shoe and a 40DDD accessory holder.

I have a coworker that is 167 lbs and is a size 12. I am 220 lbs and I wear a size 12. The scale can go to **LL as far as I'm concerned.

Stick with it!

Keep Sparking!

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BAKER1009 7/20/2011 7:26AM

    I'm glad you are happy with your progress, as you should be! Do you notice the tone in your body? I notice a big difference in the 10 lbs I lost this year vs. the 10 lbs I lost last year. Last year was pretty normal eating, but hefty workouts. This year was no workouts, just super healthy eating. Last year I was tone, this year, not nearly as much.
You're doing an awesome job! Stick with it!!

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Bootcamp Part II

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Well I am starting week 4 of my 10 week bootcamp session. I completed the 6 week session so I guess I am really on week 10, with 6 more to go! I have lost an additional 3 pounds, for a total of 11 since starting the camp. It's been slow, but I am definitely feeling stronger and more energetic and my clothes fit better. It's all good. I feel I am finally back on a healthy track after many months of falling off the wagon. How are you all doing out there? Hope things are going well for everyone...it truly is a journey... emoticon

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BAKER1009 7/6/2011 7:47AM

    Great job with the boot camp! 3 pounds is awesome and you should be proud of yourself. Remember, within that 3 lbs lost, you have probably gained a decent amount of muscle. Keep up the great work!!
Oh, and did you do other measurements before starting the camp? Sometimes inches are lost more than weight, as you tone up and get more fit.

Me, exercise has been on the back burner for me for a bit, though now that it's summer I have been getting in a lot of swimming and treading water.

Have a great day!

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LBLAIR7 7/6/2011 5:14AM

    It is a journey and we can make the right choices along the way- good for you and yours!

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Boot camp Part I

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Well I finished the first session of boot camp. Six weeks, three days a week, 60 very intense minutes. Final results: I lost 7.5 lbs, 1.5% body fat, and a total of 4" from my waist, butt and thighs. Yahoo!!

Next week, I start a 10 week boot camp class. My goal: to lose another 10-12 lbs, another 2% body fat, and 5 more inches off my bod....

I have also committed to doing 60 min of aerobic exercise an additional 2 days a week, eat more fiber, and drink more water.

So here we go...hoorah!! emoticon

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DRSUNSHINE1 6/9/2011 10:08AM

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment in a short time - I bet you had a great time doing it too! :) Hope the next round is even more successful! emoticon

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BAKER1009 6/9/2011 8:18AM

    Wow, that is awesome! Go you!! emoticon

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Today, I'm back on board

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I've been gone awhile and off track. Currently I am enrolled in a 6 week boot camp that is 3X per week. It's been brutal (in a good way!!) Just signed up for another 10 weeks. Been going to the gym another 2 days a week consistently now. I had gained 8 lbs from what I last weighted on my tracker, but I have now lost that extra 8 lbs and am hoping/working/expecting to continue to lose. It's good to see all the folks from before I lost my way are still here, still working hard and still as wonderful and supportive as ever! I so appreciate all of you, this website, and all the wonderful support I have received. May we all have great success in attaining our goals. I am thankful to be able to reconnect with several of you and look forward to the road ahead!

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AUTUMNAGATE 6/6/2011 2:08PM

    Good job on toughing it out. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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IONA72 5/23/2011 10:40AM

    That's the spirit, we can do this together!

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KRISKECK 5/23/2011 8:39AM

    Hey chica -- nice to hear from you again! And happy to hear about your successes too! Keep on rockin' it!

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BAKER1009 5/23/2011 8:36AM

    I'm so happy to read this! I missed you, but am so glad you are back! I'm here for you, the whole way!!

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/23/2011 4:16AM

    welcome back :-)

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