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Weekly Weigh-In 11.10.2012 (A Great Weigh-in If.....)

Saturday, November 10, 2012 goal was to become a NFL line-backer, a bodyguard, or possibly a Sumo wrestler.

I ate poorly enough to go back up to 213.x pounds. Yesterday, I took in a lot of sodium. I was realistic that this could and probably would be the week I might go over 215 pounds. So here are DA Numbers

Goal: 195.0@15%
Last week (11.03): 212.0@24%
This week: (11.10): 215.4@24%

I'm less than 10 pounds away from my starting weight when I started SP and 1% bodyfat from it as well.

Not acceptable.

- TD Out.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MASON478 11/11/2012 8:59PM

    I didn't have the best week either......I'll see how bad tomorrow....that's my weigh in day.....We are at another week.....we will do better this week.....we can do this!!!

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JUMPINJULIE 11/10/2012 7:25PM

    I'm sorry. You can do this. Just remeber it is not a race but a walk.

Comment edited on: 11/10/2012 7:25:36 PM

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MEADSBAY 11/10/2012 7:23PM

    Welcome to my world.

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FITGRL124 11/10/2012 9:09AM

    Acceptable - it is because this happens to all of us (me included) but you don't have to tolerate it. You know how to get that scale back down.

You can change your eating patterns (listen to me giving you advice on eating when I feel like all I have done this week is eat, yet again)

You can increase your workouts (me again, giving advice and not adhering).

How about I take this advice that I provided to you and you do the same so that the scale goes back down for us? Deal?


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PICKIE98 11/10/2012 7:23AM

    Ahem,, acceptable,yes, tolerable, no.. in your opinion..
This is one of my not-so-world-famous sayings.
We have to accept another person's behavior. We do not have to tolerate unacceptable behavior.

For me, I amend this to say, I accept what my situation IS, I am not going to tolerate it. I am going to act to make it different.

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

For me, I need to stop scarfing down food like it is fuel for hell!!

You have done exactly that, accepted the situation, and are taking the next step to change.

We need to stop the dialogue with the food to make it powerless over us. Easier said than done, but possible!

Go Trent, Go!!! Oh, just remember, when you need smaller clothes, just wash some of your big stuff in hot water!! Baggy jeans be-gone!!!!!
Peace, baby!!! emoticon emoticon

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Weekly Weigh-In 11.03.2012 (Happy November)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

My long goal on SP has (and always has) been:

My short term goal (by end of November)
The bf% on my scale can be really spazzy from weigh-in to weigh-in.

So I’ve started tracking my weight as of two weeks ago. My weight/bf% was:

My previous weigh-in went the wrong way as I ate out 4 times between the two days prior to weigh-in.

This week, I ate well in the beginning, poorly around the middle, and came back strong later. I knew that I would lose from last week. The question is would I lose what I had gained last week.

* 212.0@24%

* (-1.2, 0%) from last week
* (-0.2, +1%) from two weeks ago.

2 pounds to go for short term goal
17 pounds to go for long term goal.

- TD Out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 11/4/2012 5:09PM

    Losing is better than gaining always. emoticon

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MASON478 11/3/2012 9:38PM

    This time next could be down 2.....Keep it up!!!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 11/3/2012 12:19PM

    A step in the right direction.

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/3/2012 6:53AM

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OK, so I ate out twice today. I feel dehydrated and just generally sick.

I've got my second weigh-in since I've started tracking my weight this saturday. My midweek indicates that I'm definitely on track to lose since last week. The question is can I lose more than I gained.

I believe that if I can avoid eating out for the next two days. I can lose 2 pounds for the week, putting me 1 pound below two weeks ago.

My goal is to be below 210 by the end of November.

Wish me luck!

- TD Out!

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ROEANDGO 11/6/2012 10:33AM

    It's not about's all about planning and executing which is exactly what you're doing!!! Great job!!

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MEADSBAY 11/1/2012 9:33PM

    Come on, TD!

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MASON478 11/1/2012 7:39PM

    Dehydrated??....get that water in......Since today is Nov 1st the end of Nov will be here before we know it......You can do it!!!

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MARVEEME 11/1/2012 10:31AM

Much Luck!
You CAN do this.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other, you'll be running before you know it!

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STEELKICKIN 10/31/2012 8:43PM

    Good luck!! emoticon

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FITGRL124 10/31/2012 8:05PM

    I'm wishing you MUCH luck!!!

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JUMPINJULIE 10/31/2012 7:41PM

    I wish you luck emoticon

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Weekly Weigh-In 10.27.2012 (posted a day late)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

OK, so overall I did well this week. My midweek weigh-in showed a lot of promise, but I knew that Thursday and Friday would be tough. Really didn't plan them out well. Thursday, I ate out all three meals. I figured I could recover from that day on Friday and even if not, no big. It's a marathon, not a sprint.

Now to the numbers:
- Goal: 195.0@15% (BF)
- Last Week: 212.2@23%
- This Week: 213.2@24%
-(+1.0 & +1%)

I'm not worried. Next week will hopefully be *BOOM* week. that's my affectionate pet name for that first week one loses weight on their journey and it's a huge number. We'll see.

My first small goal is to get below 210 by either Thanksgiving or the end of November.

3.2 to go for November

18.2 for goal.

- TD Out!

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DEBBICZ 10/29/2012 12:36PM

    Glad to see you back and posting, Trent. You are an inspiration!

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MEADSBAY 10/28/2012 10:06PM

    I "forgot" to weigh in this morning.
Maybe next Sunday.
I'm going to give Intermittent Fasting (3x a week) another go.
Plus, I ordered a Fitbit tonight.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 10/28/2012 9:40PM

    Your positive attitude is shinning.

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MASON478 10/28/2012 9:17PM

    My first goal is Thanksgiving also.....I figured why start at the beginning of the year?....Do it now and get it over with!!!

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Stuff Trentdreamer and the Voice In His Head Say

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

(Trent parks in front of the store gets out of car walks toward store entrance)

Voice in TD’s head: Going to buy some new jeans, eh.

Trent: Yup!

Voice: Really stylish ones for when you hit goal or ones to hold you over until you get there?

TD: Neither

Voice: Huh?

TD: You heard me. Neither.

Voice: I don’t follow

TD: What’s not to follow? I’m going to buy a pair of jeans that looks good on me and on me now.

(Trent enters store)

Voice: Um, you have four pairs of fat jeans that you’re getting by with.

TD: So?

Voice: So, you already own them. You’re going to lose a massive amount of weight in the next few months. Just wear them until you can fit into your thin ones again.

TD: Why? I want a new pair of jeans.

Voice: But you won’t need them in a few weeks.

TD: I don’t technically need them now. The four are looking worn. Heck I just had to take another pair out of circulation. I’m replacing those.

(Trent arrives at jeans section and grabs a pair of 38x32 jeans and looks them over)

Voice: You’re serious.

TD: yup.

Voice: OK, Stop right there.

(Trent stops)

Voice: Some of your happiest, most victorious blogs have been about not having to wear 38x32 jeans anymore. You’ve been calling 38x32 jeans “Fat jeans”. Why are you doing this to yourself?

TD: (inquisitively) Doing what to myself, pray tell?

Voice: You know…….

TD: No, please. Say it. I dare you.

Voice: ….You’re admitting defeat!!

TD: (nods) Yup, now we’re getting somewhere. Actually, I’m not. I’m buying a new pair of jeans. I’m buying a pair of jeans that I like. A pair of jeans that will fit me well and look good on me.

Look, I liked being 210-215 pounds a lot better when I was on the downswing, weight-wise. I admit that. I refer to 38x32 jeans as “fat jeans” because I wore them when I was overweight. But hey, I’m 8 pounds away from obesity. The cold hard fact is that I am fat.

At the same time, I looked good back last time I was this weight and I look good now. I had swagger/confidence. I was dating someone who appreciated my physical appearance. The 6-8 pairs of jeans/khakis I wore were new and great looking back then. They’re not anymore. The four pairs that are still wearable are faded, dated, worn and just not attractive.

If these new jeans I buy today go back into the closet after three months then so be it. I’ll wear them if I gain the weight back in the future. Yes, it may happen. Hope it doesn’t, but it may.

I didn’t leave the house wearing ratty, worn out jeans two years ago. Why should I settle for doing so now. It’s time to move on.

Voice: Oh, I see….(pauses)…..sooooooo…

Trent: Yes?

Voice: You going with the faded blue rock washed ones or the plain navy ones?

Trent: The faded ones. They’ll go better with two jackets I wear most. I may come back for the others though.

Voice: Sounds like a plan.

(Trent picks up the pair of rock washed 38x32 jeans and starts walking toward the front of the store)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LJCANNON 10/27/2012 9:45AM

    emoticon Very Wise to Enjoy The Moments along the way!

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MARVEEME 10/27/2012 9:06AM

    It is in the joy and confidence you feel and reflect that others will recognize and be drawn to you to further encourage your journey. When you put on those new jeans, name them your "new you" jeans and smile, often, while wearing them. It's a win win!

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AKELAZ 10/25/2012 3:23PM

    If new jeans - in whatever size - make you happy NOW - then NOW is when you should get them. Deal done! Good for you for listening to yourself - which ever self that was!!

AND - many thanks for your visit to my blog - probably sounded more self critical than I intended - disappointed was actually what it was - just wanted the better habits to stick more than they have. Need to stay on my guard consistently I guess. Thanks also for the blog reference - certainly a worthwhile read - you always find something to inspire me with. Thank you XXX

Comment edited on: 10/25/2012 3:38:05 PM

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MEADSBAY 10/24/2012 9:59PM

    I could not agree more, my friend.
We need to,
deserve to,
look and feel comfortable in our clothes,
no matter what that effin scale says.
I am sorta in the exact same place in my thinking about new clothes.
I have so few clothes I am happy and comfortable in right now.

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JUMPINJULIE 10/24/2012 10:35AM

    You should love yourself no matter what size and look good at that size. My Dad was a big guy for along time and he had to lose weight and lost it all but people would say to my dad you don't look fat. Here's a secret were pants/jeans that fit. And you won't look fat. emoticon

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FITGRL124 10/23/2012 9:38PM

    I love how you have this dialog with yourself and then you post it for all of us to share with you.

I can't wait until you buy 36x32 jeans next time! :D

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