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End Of Year Weigh-in (The Dawn of the Quit)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For those of you who I haven't met yet, my name is Trent. I joined SparkPeople in 2009 (yes those new years '200x' sunglasses worked back then). My goal was 2-fold. I wanted to weigh at or below 195 and have a bodyfat ratio of 15%.. My starting numbers were 225@25%.

I lost a ton of weight (like "literally" a #TON of weight) (*). At one point I was literally 0.8 pounds away from 195 (**). I lost all of the weight I've lost in the first year here on SparkPeople.

The subsequent 4 years have been really painful. I've basically stayed around 204-206. I am too thin for size 38" jeans and not lean enough for 36" ones. My weight once spiked up to 217, but i fixed that in like 2 months. #firstworldproblems

All that to say, I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but it's those last 10 pounds that the kids keep talking about (***).

I wonder if SparkPeople is the right tool for that, so I am going to give it one last test in 2015. The desire is what it was back in '09/'10. I want to blog twice a week. Comment on friends' blogs. Basically enjoy the journey with those who are seeking the same.

The end game is to make the same type of changes as then only at a different level. When I was 230-250, pretty much any small change I made was yielding a pound every other week.

At the end of the year, I either need to be 195 or I need to accept that SP is not the right tool for the job. The plan after the final weigh in I will clean out my page and make it private to those who have been friends to me. Throughout 2016 and maybe 2017 stay in touch with those who are still on regularly.

It's been 5 years and I need closure at this point. #quittingtime

#endofyear #weighin
I have a tradition of weighing myself in both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The former tells me how I did for the year. The later gives me an artificially high number the morning after a celebration where I don't focus on eating. As a starting point, it gives me a quick win on the scale (****). This morning was the former.

Goal: 195@15%
12/31/14: 203.2@23%

- Tonight I will eat meatball subs which will probably spike my weight up to about 205/206
- Tomorrow I will have my NYD weigh-in.

The quitting beings #TOMORROW!!!!!!!

- TD Out!

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Editor's Notes
(*) Trent likes to make fun of how teenagers and college kids talk. He paid his dues for 8 years.

(**) literally literally: 195.8

(***) He's sure some of them do, anyway

(****) It's a guy thing...or maybe not
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    I can relate to the same desire I had back ...when.... :) I'm to the point I'm tired of losing the same pounds over and over. Keep that eye of the tiger my friend! We've got this!!!
    2159 days ago
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    I can't wait to see you lose those 10 pounds this year!!! I'll be here every step of the journey too!!! This is THE YEAR that I reach my goal!!!!!!!!!!
    2161 days ago
    I hope you are able to get that last 10 pounds gone forever. I think SP is a great place to be when you are losing weight, not losing weight or maintaining your new weight. There is a place for anyone here. I love the support but I also love helping to motivate others along their journey. I lost 55 pounds here and probably would not have done it otherwise. SP gave me the motivation and support to do that. Great job on how far you have come as well. And you know maybe you need to lose the last 10 pounds and maybe you don't. Just keep taking care of you and you will be good. Sometimes things happen when we stop focusing on the number and focus on something else.

    2161 days ago
    It's good to have a plan in place. It's good to go back to look to see how you were successful and not successful so you can try to tweak what you do to be more successful in the end. It's also good to change what you are doing for exercise and/or eating so that your body doesn't get accustomed to what you are doing.

    I know you can do it! Here's to a new Trent in 2015! emoticon
    2161 days ago
    I totally get where you are coming from. I left or stopped Sparking for some of the same and other reasons so again, I get it. Because you have so little to lose, it is going to be harder unfortunately...but that does not mean you cannot DO IT! I think finding a (new) whatever that looks like for you and trying it. Or...looking back at what worked before, trying it again and add a few adjustments.

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    2162 days ago
    This is your year, you can do this!! I know you are strong, make it happen!
    2162 days ago
    welcome to your new year trent.

    be well. be awesome as always

    2162 days ago
    Not sure who is the copycat here but I, too, joined sp in 2009 and lost literally a half ton that year (just under 30 lbs) plateaued for a year and then 20 lbs of it came creeping ONE lb a month...doing all the right things.
    I must say I have have streamlined my SP life (one might accuse me of being on auto-pilot, but who wouldn't be at this point?).
    And I do try to change things up workouts, new eating plans, fitbit, even a one year at loss study using WW and their active tracker...all for naught.
    My doc says do not give will find something that works.
    When my dear man was drastically ill a few months ago I went down five lbs or so but when he came home 40 lbs lighter and it was my job to fatten him up, well, you can guess what happened. emoticon
    Anyway, TD, enough about me (teehee).
    I would miss your wackiness with words!
    Best wishes for 2015.
    2162 days ago
    So the plan is finally revealed emoticon

    Will your food intake and exercise plans start out as before? I'm sure that if they do you'll make changes as the year progresses. I look forward to following you along your way.

    Seeya tomorrow for your second weigh-in.

    I have your back as always - best of British (luck) to you as we say in the UK.

    2162 days ago
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