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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

    emoticon emoticon

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

    emoticon emoticon job

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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

Comment edited on: 8/11/2013 4:09:14 PM

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JUMPINJULIE 8/11/2013 2:00AM

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

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WALKTHETALKBENI 8/10/2013 11:24PM

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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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Weigh-In 08.03.2013: (0-3 iz STILL O-K wi M-E)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

OK, so the hungries have been offset by the weight loss. I know that I'm getting healthier, which is good, but I don't like how much I've been eating.

This week, I'm going to try to figure out how to not eat so much. I may go back to doing more cardio. I don't know.

Last week was kind of a Hail Mary weigh-in, was really surprised to have lost anything. This week more reflects reality.

**PREVIOUS WEEKS NUMBERS:
July 06: 206.2@21 (Last Week of Plateau )
July 13: 204.8@23
July 20: 204.2@21
July 27: 203.0@22

**THIS WEEK
August 3: 203.0@22
(0.0 pounds gained/lost)

I'm going to try to start reducing my chocolate intake to get to cleanse level. I'm going to start shooting for 450 per day and then taper by about 20-30 per day each week until I am down to about 120. Then I will maybe do a whole-score Candida cleanse and diet.

We'll see.

- TD out!

  
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BYEBYEFAT. 8/4/2013 4:03AM

    Try "gentle eating" to eat less. It's torture lol. You take a bite, put down your fork, chew your food twenty times, and swallow. *repeat* I couldn't do this all the time, I dont even know if i could do it for a day... but it definitely helps look at food in a different light! Try it sometime :D

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BLKLILY 8/3/2013 10:39PM

    Wow...okay; great reflections. I look forward to reading more on your progress emoticon emoticon

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FITGRL124 8/3/2013 9:22PM

    Sometimes I feel like I eat too much too! emoticon

Best of luck to you with your cleanse!

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Look! Up in the Sky!! It's a Birdie!!! It's an #Airplane!!!! It's ...(wait for it)...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I know what you're thinking. As I've mentioned before, I can read women's minds.

You're thinking things like:
* "Will I ever reach my goals?"
and
* "Will I be able to maintain when I hit my goals?"
and
* "Will I be truly HAPPY when I attain my goals?"
and
* "Geez, that Trent is so handsome/awesome. Why HAVEN'T I set him up with my daughter/sister/cute co-worker/bff/etc.?" (*en1)
and
* Did 1950's style sappy breakup doo-wop songs make it all the way to the 1970's?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnGB6-rq1fA

But most importantly, You're asking......

"What happened to those great campaigns of Trent's like the ones from the 2010/2011"

You know the inspirational ones where I lost plenty of weight (*en2) and inspired many (*en3)

Ones like:
* Turning into a vampire (*en4)
* The hottest loser (*en5)
* Eating Cheetos every day (*en6) (*en7)

Well, in my final mile of this weight-loss journey, I'm going to do it. I will take a direct order from the leader of one of my SparkTeam and......

....be SUPERMAN!!!!!!!!!!! (crowd goes totally nuts)

Voice in TD's head: Ummmm... Trent?

Trent: What?

Voice: Good idea, except for one minor detail.

Trent: sure, what's that?

Voice: You don't really have any superpowers.

Trent: Good point.

Voice: Plus if you did, you'd use them really stupidly like last time. You know, like when you used your bionic vision to look through your monitor to catch the tiny spider.

Trent: HEY! I got that Spider out of my flat in no time.....

OK, maybe not Superman per se. Actually, I think that I'm going to be.....

...A NON-SUPER Non-Hero!!!! (crowd claps quietly, kind of confused)

Yeah, here's what I am going to do:
* Post new profile pix every week (of the "greatest" and most "inspirational" super heroes)
* Make minor small and constructive changes to my healthy lifestyle as I notice the need
* In my blogs, use tons of Barney Stinson type colloquialisms (*en8)
* VERY gratuitously use the hashtag (*en9)

Unlike my vampire blogs. These will be LEGIBLE(*en10)


So tonight, Trent, as you know him will change FOREVER (or until I get bored with this schtick. Probably a month or two (*en11)). Oh oh. And I will weigh-in as normal Trent on Saturdays (hashtags to be used #inadvertantly and #sparkingly on those).

So make no mistake about it. I will be strong! I will be persistent!! I will fight to the end!!! I will not rest, sleep or be distracted until I REACH MY GOALS!!!!

Co-worker: Hey Trent! There's donuts in the kitchen area.

Trent: #sweet !! (gets up and starts walking to kitchen area) eh, we'll get there eventually (*en12)


- TD...wait for it...#Out!!

= = =

Editor's Notes:
*en1: Seriously, don't answer that.
*en2: If by "plenty" one means "absolutely none"
*en3: If by "many" one means "pretty much no one"

*en4: Gained 3 pounds
*en5: Gained 2 pounds and gave up
*en6: Yes, he even failed at an eating program whose sole requirement was to eat Cheetos once a day.
*en7: In your comments please ask him why he's choosing to do the one thing that has never worked as his ticket to success.

*en8: It will be legend...wait for it...ARY
*en9: #hasntjumpedtheshark
*en10: He assumes that to be a good thing

*en11: Give him a week and a half. two, tops.
*en12: ....

  
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SCRAP317 8/1/2013 9:38AM

    Oh Trent, you never run out of ideas, do you! Love your blog and I can tell by the "tone of your voice" that you are on fire! Excellent! Can't wait to ride along...

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MARYONAMISSION 7/31/2013 4:13PM

    Hahaha, you can read women's minds. That's so scary. Speaking of scary, you are my hero if you caught that spider! Loving the new goals to inspire us all.

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BLKLILY 7/31/2013 3:52PM

    Glad you found me...I like the humor you bring to Spark! I am so looking forward to your new schtick lol

#havefunwhilelosingweigh
tSUPERTRENT

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DEBBICZ 7/31/2013 3:19PM

    funny - thanks for the new schtick. I'm sure it will be as entertaining as the last and hope you get down to your goal that you are working towards!

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FITGRL124 7/31/2013 3:08PM

    "Yeah, here's what I am going to do:
* Post new profile pix every week (of the "greatest" and most "inspirational" super heroes)
* Make minor small and constructive changes to my healthy lifestyle as I notice the need
* In my blogs, use tons of Barney Stinson type colloquialisms (*en8)
* VERY gratuitously use the hashtag (*en9)"

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! :)



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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/31/2013 2:16PM

    LOL!

Mmmmm, Cheetos! #lovemesomecheetos
Mmmmm, donuts! #donutsvs.donutholes #frieddoughisyummy

#beFabulo
us

#Thankyou for making me smile today, I've not done that enough lately.



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CLOSETLIBRARIAN 7/31/2013 2:13PM

    Heh! Worth the effort to read the endnotes, folks! emoticon

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