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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I did a midweek weigh-in this morning. I don't publish numbers from midweeks because they are usually not as exact/consistent/structured as the "official" Saturday ones. I'll often have eaten breakfast, be on the way out the door for work or have eaten a large meal the previous night.

Mentally I will calibrate the factors (subtract x pounds for water retention or shoes etc.) and come up with a projection for what I will weigh Saturday. Realistically anything can happen between now and then.

To me, consistency is important. So If the scale said 202.4 last Saturday, I'm that until next Saturday.

That being said, best as I can figure....To NOT go below 200 on this Saturday, I would either have to:
* Eat out three times on Friday, or
* Eat nothing but candy for the rest of the week, more probably
* Forget to put weights down before stepping on the scale, or
* Have dinner with Joey Chestnut
www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/04/joey-c
hestnut-sets-new-hot-dog-eating-record
-at-nathan-coney-island-contest/


None of the four I plan to do.

Again, nothing is for sure. However, I think last Saturday will be one of the last 200 or 200+ weigh-ins for me for a long time if not ever.

We'll see!

- TD Out!

  
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BYEBYEFAT. 8/27/2013 11:08PM

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!

Its happening...

http://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=aSpnneXeDKY

I think you should film yourself doing this dance when it happens... I plan on doing the same when I hit ONDERLAND!! (okay, don't hold me to that) :P

Can't wait to hear about Saturday! No matter what happens this week, You WILLLLLLL be there SO SOON! Proud of your dedication!

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KRITKRIT 8/27/2013 2:40PM

    Can't wait to hear about Saturday's weigh in!

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FITGRL124 8/27/2013 1:10PM

    Best of fortune to you!

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Weigh-In 08.24.2013: Lotsa Hands

Saturday, August 24, 2013

**THIS WEEK**
This week was too much. A lot of drama with a major purchase I recently made. A lot of social stuff in the evening. Didn't really get my act together when it came to prepping meals in advance.

I've started working out again and the hungries came back. I took the advice that some of you gave regarding how to make them go away, but the raw amount of stuff that I had to get done this week, made eating out a lot almost necessary.

As goes my eating out and junkfood consumption, so goes my weight:


**THE NUMBERS**
08.17: 200.0@21
08.24: 202.4@21
(+2.4)


**REFLECTIONS**
-This all came after 6 straight weeks of very healthy weight loss (no complaints).
-The heaviest/saltiest meal I ate was mid yesterday afternoon (would have still gained but not nearly as much).
-I've fully transitioned down to the next to last notch on my belt, even with a dress shirt tucked in.
-I look a lot leaner than I did 2 months ago.

As I lost the 15 pounds and kept strength training to a minimum, I found myself losing weight, but getting flabby. After these past two weeks of ST, I feel really good.

I kind of hate to say it this close to the 190's and my final goal, but I'm kind of wondering if I really care about weight loss at this point.

On one hand, I really do want to hit the numerical goals I set.

On the other hand, my body fat will almost absolutely not hit 15% if I don't build muscle, which will and has been contributing to weight gain.

On yet another hand (I gots lotsa hands :D), I believe that even with the hungries, muscle-weight and even water retention from two slices of 'za on Friday nights, i can and will still hit my numerical goals (including the actual weight goal). It just may take awhile longer.

Back in 2010, I was not willing to sacrifice weight loss even if it meant building muscle. I was obsessed with hitting 195. In retrospect, I think that that might have been a mistake.

In about a year, I plan to go on vacation to a fairly upscale beach/resort area (TBD). For what I'm trying to accomplish, I would rather be 225 pounds of raw muscle, than 195 with some flab. And frankly, I don't think it will come down to having to choose.

My plan going forward is to:
- Continue doing cardio workouts.
- Try to do about 3 minutes of core-work a day (up that by a minute or so to that each week).
-Continue fighting the sugar addiction and the hungries
-Definitely continue strength training

We'll see,

TD Out!

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 8/26/2013 3:46PM

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SCRAP317 8/24/2013 3:26PM

    What a healthy attitude! You know the OWs are here to support you no matter what your focus is - I do lean more toward the muscle myself. Flabby is frustrating! That's where I am and I want to firm up. Good job identifying your goals and reflecting on your losses and gains - it's when we stop doing that that we get out of control. Power on, my friend! XO

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BLKLILY 8/24/2013 2:30PM

    I think you have been doing a great job. If you really want those numbers, keep working towards them while noting in mind that you are making great NSV too! Having to wear a smaller belt or notch is ALWAYS emoticon

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FITGRL124 8/24/2013 10:28AM

    My thoughts are that if you've reached a weight that you can maintain and are healthy....does the 190# really matter? I think that if you reflect on this and realize that you feel good, you look good and are healthy then it doesn't matter.

Plus you've continued to work on your sugar addiction and you've increased your exercise which are awesome feats just in themselves.

KUDOS to you! You're doing awesome even if you don't reach that numerical goal!

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BYEBYEFAT. 8/24/2013 10:11AM

    "On yet another hand (I gots lotsa hands :D), I believe that even with the hungries, muscle-weight and even water retention from two slices of 'za on Friday nights, i can and will still hit my numerical goals (including the actual weight goal). It just may take awhile longer"

-This is exactly what I was going to say! If you eat right, continue your strength training, and get that water in.. the number will eventually come. If it doesn't, it is what you said later... you will be 225 pounds of pure muscle, therefore, being SMALLER and LEANER than you were at say 195 or 200.

-Muscle is great for FAT LOSS. Not necessarily WEIGHT loss. Your weight might stay the same or go up, but the fat loss will come. And when it all comes down to it, would you rather weigh 200 and be fit? or 180 and still have fat? (If that makes sense!) I had a trainer who was ALL about weights, and I think it really makes sense..he use to tease, "if you want to lose weight, chop off a leg! You will be down 50lbs, but now you have two problems.. you lost a leg and you are still fat."

You are going to do great no matter what you choose to do!

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Weigh-In 08.17.2013: Did He Go Below 200?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

**HISTORY SINCE RETURNING TO SPARKPEOPLE

My weights since returning to Spark People in April:

04.13: 214.6@23 (First Weigh-in since return)
04.20: 214.4@23
04.27: 215.6@24 (Ate out the night before)

05.04: 214.6@23
05.11: 211.4@23 (**Boom!!!!** week)
05.18: 212.6@23
05.22: 212.2@23

06.01: 207.4@24 (First week of fighting sugar addiction)
06.08: 208.2@23
06.15: 206.4@23
06.22: 205.4@22 (1st Week of Plateau)
06.29: 206.0@22 (2nd Week of Plateau)

07.06: 206.2@21 (3rd Week of Plateau. Hit 21% Body fat)
07.13: 204.8@23 (Plateau **Busted**!!)
07.20: 204.2@21
07.27: 203.0@22

08.03: 203.0@22
08.10: 200.8@22 (Last Week)

**THIS WEEK
08.17: 200.0@21 (-0.8 pounds)

**REFLECTIONS
I've said this before, I'll say it again. If I didn't go under this week, I will go under next week. I still believe that.

I admit that I was really looking forward to hitting the 190's today. At the same time, my weight loss has been holding to the pattern of a small loss followed by a big one. Who knows, I may be 197.x next week.

-My weight loss has been consistent.
-3 of my last 7 body comps have been 21%
-I am definitely getting leaner
-Above all, I am able to control my sugar intake
-I'm down almost 20 pounds from the beginning of the year
-I'm down almost 15 pounds since April (15 pounds in 4 months. I'll take it)
-Down 3 pounds this month

**BOTTOM LINE
Today wasn't a defeat. It was my next step toward victory.

Let's see what happens next week!

-TD Out!

  
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STFRENCH 8/21/2013 2:05PM

    You're right to keep positive. You've achieved a lot already and it'll keep on happening if you emoticon

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GINGERLY4 8/21/2013 9:19AM

    You have such a great attitude! emoticon

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BLKLILY 8/17/2013 6:55PM

    emoticon attitude! I just love it...If I didn't go under this week, I will go under next week. I still believe that.

You better believe it, if not, who else can do it for you! I mean this is the way to go at it...you are sure to lose emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_VALEO_ 8/17/2013 3:27PM

    You have been constantly losing weight since you came back! Keep up the good job and you'll reach Onederland next week! emoticon

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BYEBYEFAT. 8/17/2013 11:15AM

    So proud of you td!!!!!!!

This is totally a victory!!



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#POINTEIGHT

Monday, August 12, 2013

This weekend I plan to go below 200 pounds again. Three years ago I went below 200 for the first time in a long while. I stayed around there for a couple of years and gained it all back last year.

My real major goal is 195. Those who read my blogs back when I went under 200 last time may remember me missing 195 by less than a pound. 0.8 pounds to be exact. This happened at least twice. I would go for 195.0, hit 195.8, stay around there for a few weeks and then gained a few pounds.

When I was struggling with my weight, this became really #annoying.

Back in June/July. I hit a plateau right above the 205 pound mark. Yes, when I ate healthfully I was consistently bottoming out at ....wait for it.... 205.8 on the midweeks (206.0 when I wasn't trying).

So, even though the plateau is over and I know I'm going below 200 this Saturday (Lord willing), I wasn't surprised at all that my weight this past Saturday was 200.8. A multiple of five plus #pointeight.

I feel like I'm very realistic in that when I'm close to actually hitting 195 in the next few months, I will plateau out at 195.8 again. If not, cool. But I presume....

I don't care if the plateau lasts for 10 weeks. I will keep doing what I'm doing and the weight will come off. This time will be different. It's no longer a fight to lose weight. It's no longer an epic struggle. I'm eating basically healthfully and my sugar consumption is under control.

I look forward to going below 200 this Saturday or next, possibly for the last time ever.

I look forward to possibly hitting 195.8 and waiting it out this time.

I look forward to finally reaching the milestone I have been reaching for for four years.

Count.8 on it!

- TD Out.8 !



  
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_VALEO_ 8/16/2013 5:33PM

    Good luck for your tomorrow's weigh-in!

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BYEBYEFAT. 8/15/2013 12:30AM

    So glad I came back to Spark just in time for you to reach this amazing goal of yours!!! :D You are so inspiring :D

Hopefully you will be here when I hit onderland as well :D

So so so happy for you!! Can't wait to see what Saturday brings for you!

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BLKLILY 8/13/2013 12:50AM

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I don't care if the plateau lasts for 10 weeks. I will keep doing what I'm doing and the weight will come off.
#AWESOME...loving that spirit!

This time will be different. It's no longer a fight to lose weight. It's no longer an epic struggle. I'm eating basically healthfully and my sugar consumption is under control.
#GREATJOB

I look forward to going below 200 this Saturday or next, possibly for the last time ever. I look forward to possibly hitting 195.8 and waiting it out this time. I look forward to finally reaching the milestone I have been reaching for for four years.
#YOUAREGOINGTODOIT
#IBELIEVE
INYOU

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FITGRL124 8/12/2013 8:12PM

    #awesome#goals - You will get there!!!

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Weigh-In 08.10.2013: Ounce-Ounces Awayyyyyy!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sooooo... I noticed toward the end of last week that:
a) My sugar calorie intake was continually increasing. Mostly because.....

b) The hungries were really strong (had been working with kettlebells)

c) My weight was staying the same but despite that...

d) I was feeling thinner. and of course...

e) Despite all of the hoopla, dogs weren't REALLY psychic
www.spring.org.uk/2007/11/psychic-do
g.php


Given all this, I decided to both up the ante on the foods that fight sugar cravings and go much lighter on the exercise. Did basic activities such as walking, but no crazy gym and kettlebell workouts (My body needed a rest week).

My chocolate consumption went from about 800 on Monday to 500 and the last 100-200 were tough to eat.

One of my midweeks had me ounces away from 200. Again, these midweek weigh-ins are not precise but are generally in the ball park.

Yesterday I did eat out and knew that that would result in water retention.

All that being said....

LAST WEEK: August 03: 203.0@22

THIS WEEK: August 10: 200.8@22
(-2.2 pounds)


**RESULTS
- 2.2 pounds lost!!
- 1.0 pound away from the 190's
- 5.8 pounds away from my goal
- Down a full 17 pounds since the beginning of the year
- Down 13.8 since my return to SparkPeople back in April
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321603


We're very close. We're making progress. Next week, I could easily be below 200. We'll see!

Thanks for reading and thanks for all of your support through it all.

- TD Out!

  
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BLKLILY 8/13/2013 12:51AM

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KRITKRIT 8/12/2013 11:56AM

    Yay for losing 2 lbs!!!!! So close to the 190's! Excited to see it happen!!

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_VALEO_ 8/11/2013 4:08PM

    Dogs might not be psychic, but I could bet my cat is!

Congrats on your weight loss and on fighting your sugar cravings! emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 8/11/2013 2:00AM

    I'm so happy for you. Happy dance time.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 8/10/2013 9:19PM

    Action plans are fabulous ... even more so when we put them into action. Love that you are fighting those sugar cravings with success. I need to lean towards cutting back on my sugar substitute intake. You must feel awesome!



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BYEBYEFAT. 8/10/2013 11:13AM

    Yay yay yay!!!

You're so close :) that's awesome td!! Keep it up :) proud of you!

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