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Old 07-25-2011, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good morning, ladies and Mike! Let's make this a week of good, solid control over our goals!
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Quinn, that's amusing that the men are mad at you for beating them in fishing. My MIL said people in the mountains had to marry as close as a second cousin because there was no one else TO marry. LOL I've only been to the Smokey's once--really is beautiful. Sorry your trip to Costa Rica got cancelled. Best wishes and continued prayers on issues with your mom. Ooh, congrats on the bike ride! How are you feeling today?

Cassie, wow! You wrapped up the week in fine form! Congrats on such a successful week on your goals! So glad to read you got better news from the orthodontist! I hope your son is proud of himself for taking third place in the tourney. I'm sure you are proud of him. Thanks for your support and encouragement. Interesting that you mentioned boxing. It's not really my thing--but a couple nights ago I did think that if I'd had a access to a punching bag with no around one to see me use it, I've have taken out my frustrations on it. Looking forward to some quick tips from the seminar--if and when you find the time, that is.

MAIN80, thanks for your support. Congrats on your calorie deficit. Looks like you're making good progress on your cheese control! Glad you had a good, less scattered weekend, too.


My goals this week are pretty much the same as usual:
Calorie limit 1600
Calorie deficit 900 per day
Carbs less fiber limit 25g
Sat fat limit 12% of total calories
Dietary Cholesterol average 300mg per day
Track protein grams and %

Artificial sweetener limit 2 packets per day
Sugar Free candy limit 2 pieces per day
5 servings veggies/fruit per day
Vitamin D and Fish oil daily

Water 64 oz.
Exercise 5 days
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm in!
From page 6 of last week:
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Mary, I copy and paste any post that took more than 2 minutes to type before hitting submit. It's a PITA but better than losing it. I think I do just need to find a balanced diet. Date? How about July 25- August 29?
5 weeks:
Only 5 cheat days
Walk/run 50 miles
Weight no more than 169#'s
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Cassie,
This is what I'm thinking...
1) make a 5 week weight goal (post my graph every week)
2) weight in every Monday and post a picture on the scale
3) take a picture every Monday (in front of the mirror) and post up
4) either post my weekly food graphs or make my food log public

I've been eating like hell and I know I'm putting on weight. I know I am, I b/c I can see it and the mirror doesn't lie. Remember your 3-4k day you had, I'd bet that every day has been like that. I haven't logged a thing. This kinda excites me and I wonder if it's because I feel its either harder (or boring) to maintain weight than it is to lose weight???
I weight in at 177.6 pounds. I'm up quite a bit & I'm pretty sure this is a true reading. I've been self destructive with my eating for too long. So I have to lose 8.6 pounds in 5 weeks (roughly 5% of my body weight!) Time to get busy!!!

So my goals for the week:
1) Eat clean 6 days (only 1 cheat day):
2) 3000 calories deficient for the week:
3) Weigh in on Monday and post a picture of the scale: yes
4) either post my weekly food graphs or make my food log public: yes http://www.fitday.com/fitness/Public...?Owner=01gt4.6 (let me know if y'all can see it)
5) walk/run 10 miles:
6) gallon of water a day:
7) work out 3 times:
9) daily:
fish oil x 2
vitamin
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10) take picture of myself and post up: yes, see above
11) no more than 2 servings of nuts per day (including peanut butter)
12) 5 servings of veggies a day (green veggies don't get logged)


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Old 07-25-2011, 02:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Boy, do I need this. I'm in with both feet! Mike, you're a better man than me... I'm going to wait a few days before getting on the scale.

I have lacked total self control for weeks. So, I'm going to limit my goals to the very basics to focus, like a laser, on what I need to do:


* 4 fruits and veggies a day. (Can't figure out why this has been hard for me this summer as I was, pretty much, a vegetarian for 4 years.)

*Eat clean. (Simple enough.)

* Log foods and limit calories to 1200.



The cycling is going to be a "no go". Woke up this morning with the PITA and a little burning down my leg on that side, so I know I've inflamed my SI again. I'm pretty disappointed. But, that's ok. I'll just stick to what I've been doing and focus instead on toning my arms. I had a feeling that it wasn't going to work, but I wanted to give it another try. I paid a ton of money for my bike before my original injury, so it may be time to sell it and get back what I can. Hubby's disappointed, too. We used to have some great rides. Back injuries are the pits.

Good luck, everyone! Here's to a good week!

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Quinn, I was actually looking forward to it, but I've been avoiding the camera... until today. Well the damage that I've done is obvious, but it's all about being honest and accountable, right?
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Mike,

Yep. I think that there's several of us "maintenance people" that need our butts kicked. I always tell people not to let the comments or actions of other people torpedo their weight loss goals. But, sadly, I've been torpedoing myself lately. Have to cut it out before the damage gets to be too great and all of the bad habits sneak back in.
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Good evening everyone, I'm going to try and keep up with all the posts this week.
Goals for week
1. Stay under 1200
2. Get some exercise, anything will do to get me started.
3. Drink more fluids ( not alcohol or soda)
4. Eat more protein

Other goals
1. Sort will
2. Book Vegas hotel
3. Clear out some clothes to charity shop.
4. Find some certificates I seem to have lost.

Finished last week on a low but determined to make up for it this week. Only 5 weeks to holidays and want to reach my mini goal by then. Scales this morning were up but today is not my official weigh in so a big effort might take me backwards again.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I think I need some motivation here. I gain quite a bit after my vacation and continue to slip for 3 week more. I am craving for rice and noodle so much. I think craving for rice and noodle and being sedentary are some kind of addiction as much as drugs....
I try to wean myself of slowly. Here is my goal

1. Limit 3 cups of rice/noodle a day
2. Cal limit 1600/day
3. 5 fruit and vegi/day
4. Drink 4-16oz glasses of water a day
5. Work out 2 times this week

Have a nice week everyone.
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Mike,

Yep. I think that there's several of us "maintenance people" that need our butts kicked. I always tell people not to let the comments or actions of other people torpedo their weight loss goals. But, sadly, I've been torpedoing myself lately. Have to cut it out before the damage gets to be too great and all of the bad habits sneak back in.
Quinn is too nice to name names, but I am surely on the list! At least I am in great company . It is surprisingly easy to mess up.

I'm keeping goals fairly simple this week; to an extent I'll be out of my environment and some things may be a little tricky. I finally climbed back on the scale yesterday and today after Monday's abysmal mess-up. The number I got was better than I deserved and I am determined to at the very least keep it there and hopefully get a little bit ahead of the game before vacation starts. I know I will be splurging then, so planning ahead of time will help me feel a little more at ease, I hope.

1. Keep calories below 1300.
2. Exercise 6 times (3X weights).
3. Water, water, everywhere!
4. Balance the pie chart.
5. Fiber 25 g.
6. Log everything.

Wednesday we leave for the House of Schizophrenic Food; the following Tuesday we go to the beach and return the Sunday after that. I am hopeful that the computer will continue to hold on, albeit in its virus-weakened state, and I will have internet access at least until the beach (don't think I have it there, though). So no excuses for not logging and checking in!!

Have a great week, everyone! I know we can do this!
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Mern, thanks for starting us off this week. I wanted to get back to you about some of the things in the seminar you asked about. First, there were a couple of books that were recommended that I'm going to check out: The End of Overeating (David Kessler), Mindless Eating (Brian Wansink), and Big Fat Lies (Glenn Gaesser).

Some of the things that were interesting to me are the new distinction of "metabolically normal obese" and "metabolically obese normal weight" folks, which indicates that you can be skinny and unfit or fat and very fit, and the controversy is on as to whether either of these is preferable or okay.

There has been a lot of research lately, too, regarding obesity and the risk for cognitive dementia (it's more correlated than was previously believed), as well as the effects, in utero, of maternal nutrition as predictive of atherosclerosis, obesity, and other factors in childhood.

We all know that stress affects weight and health...the most toxic kind of stress is uncontrollable stress. I knew this, but I hadn't thought of it in a long time, and it helped me to remember to reframe what I can control.

Big, big link between depression and anxiety and coronary heart disease (again, not news, but good to be reminded).

Studies on efficacy of diets (differing in balance of carbs, fat, protein) show that they're about the same in terms of weight loss, but different diets affect HDL and LDL cholesterol differently. So stick with what works for you; you'll get the same result and stay with it longer.

I liked the concept that, given all the health issues that go along with obesity, that if you treat one thing sucessfully, it's like getting five more for free. For example, if you lose weight, diabetes is controlled, coronary symptoms are controlled, high blood pressure is controlled...yes, this is common sense, but being a bargain hunter, I like the concept of getting somthing for "free"!

Gaesser, from the book above, has an interesting thought in that he says obesity is not a disease and does not cause disease. He contends that it is the lifestyle that supports obesity that is the problem. I guess that it sort of splitting hairs, but it does put the focus in a slightly different place.

Anyhoo, those are a few things I noted as being interesting. I'm going to check and see if the library has those books. Maybe they will help me keep on track during vacation! It's hard to mainline Oreos while you're reading something on nutrition .

If y'all want some good food porn (and a laugh), I can report on what's in my mom's pantry when we get there on Thursday!
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