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« Reply #80 on: September 28, 2011, 01:02:44 PM »

After 1.5 rounds of Insanity The Asylum, I'm down to 191.8 as of this morning. i also have Tough Mudder in 1.5 weeks.  icon_eek
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« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2011, 04:56:36 PM »

Code:
10/14 - 241.0 (32.7 BMI)
10/07 - 236.2 (32.0)
09/30 - 246.0 (33.4)
09/23 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/16 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/08 - 242.8 (32.9)
09/02 - 242.8 (32.9)
08/26 - 241.4 (32.7)
08/19 - 243.6 (33.0)
08/12 - 245.2 (33.3)
08/05 - 242.2 (32.8)
07/29 - 240.2 (32.6)
07/22 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/15 - 238.0 (32.3)
07/08 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/01 - 238.4 (32.3)
06/24 - 236.6 (32.1)
06/17 - 238.6 (32.4)
06/10 - 239.8 (32.5)
06/03 - 237.4 (32.2)
05/27 - 234.8 (31.8)
05/20 - 233.4 (31.7)
05/13 - 236.4 (32.1)
05/06 - 234.4 (31.8)
04/29 - 236.0 (32.0)
04/22 - 235.8 (32.0)
04/15 - 231.8 (31.4)
04/08 - 235.2 (31.9)
04/01 - 230.0 (31.2)
03/25 - 229.4 (31.1)
03/18 - 226.8 (30.8)
03/11 - 229.6 (31.1)
03/04 - 231.4 (31.4)
02/25 - 232.8 (31.6)
02/18 - 233.4 (31.7)
02/11 - 234.2 (31.8)
02/04 - 232.2 (31.5)
01/28 - 230.8 (31.3)
01/21 - 231.2 (31.4)
01/14 - 234.0 (31.7)
01/07 - 233.8 (31.7)
01/01 - 234.0 (31.7)

Having a tonsillectomy apparently has an impact when you can't swallow anything heavier than mashed potatoes.  Unfortunately, I've kind of backlashed from a diet standpoint this week, eating out for breakfast every morning.  And the pot of Velveeta Shells and Cheese last night surely didn't help...

I'm hoping that my recovery has me to the point where I'm comfortable getting back to the gym this next week.
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« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2011, 03:16:27 PM »

Code:
11/04 - 245.4 (33.3 BMI)
10/28 - 243.0 (33.0)
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10/14 - 241.0 (32.7)
10/07 - 236.2 (32.0)
09/30 - 246.0 (33.4)
09/23 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/16 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/08 - 242.8 (32.9)
09/02 - 242.8 (32.9)
08/26 - 241.4 (32.7)
08/19 - 243.6 (33.0)
08/12 - 245.2 (33.3)
08/05 - 242.2 (32.8)
07/29 - 240.2 (32.6)
07/22 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/15 - 238.0 (32.3)
07/08 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/01 - 238.4 (32.3)
06/24 - 236.6 (32.1)
06/17 - 238.6 (32.4)
06/10 - 239.8 (32.5)
06/03 - 237.4 (32.2)
05/27 - 234.8 (31.8)
05/20 - 233.4 (31.7)
05/13 - 236.4 (32.1)
05/06 - 234.4 (31.8)
04/29 - 236.0 (32.0)
04/22 - 235.8 (32.0)
04/15 - 231.8 (31.4)
04/08 - 235.2 (31.9)
04/01 - 230.0 (31.2)
03/25 - 229.4 (31.1)
03/18 - 226.8 (30.8)
03/11 - 229.6 (31.1)
03/04 - 231.4 (31.4)
02/25 - 232.8 (31.6)
02/18 - 233.4 (31.7)
02/11 - 234.2 (31.8)
02/04 - 232.2 (31.5)
01/28 - 230.8 (31.3)
01/21 - 231.2 (31.4)
01/14 - 234.0 (31.7)
01/07 - 233.8 (31.7)
01/01 - 234.0 (31.7)

I've been overeating massively this weekend, so I'm up from there today.  But I did pass a hurdle and get back in the saddle at the gym after 12 weeks off between illness, surgery, recovery, transitioning into laziness.

Off the massive consumption this weekend, I'm sitting at 249.8 this morning.  eek I don't expect it to be permanent as I process the smorgasbord from the last two days, but it's certainly a wakeup call for me. 

It's past time for me to start paying close attention to my diet and get back in the gym routine, especially as we come up on the end of year holidays.  I've been able to sustain a reasonable gym schedule in the past and I'm past the hurdle of the first time back.  I'm sore from the three things i did in addition to the cardio, and I don't like it.  I have 11 exercises in my base workout, and there were times before my layoff that I was able to complete all of them in a single trip.  I want to get back to that level and possibly even extend it to add to areas that aren't getting the best attention.
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« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2011, 03:35:02 PM »

Quote from: Laner on January 01, 2011, 05:43:54 PM

Good idea...

I need to get down to 189 for a "normal" BMI - the doc says he wants me down to 180.  I don't have a scale handy at the moment, but I'm probably close to 210.

Edit:  Finally got home after vacation and weighed myself... 208.6.  Disappointing considering how hard I worked last year to lose 20+ pounds (215 to 195), but at least I didn't put it all back on.  So my intermediate goal is to lose 20 pounds by March 15.  Long term I'd like to lose 30 total by summer.

Starting Weight: 208.6
Goal Weight: 188.6 (by March 15)

Well, my goals were somewhat optimistic... it's almost been a year, and I've only lost 10 pounds (198.6 this morning, my lowest was 196.4 a couple of weeks ago).  

I really want to get under 195 before Thanksgiving, because it's going to be much harder over the holidays to keep the weight under control.  And the docs are on me to get my bloodwork done to check cholesterol, liver enzymes, etc... can't put that off much longer.

But it is progress - I've been under 200 since August, which is the longest stretch I've been in the 190s in several years.  I'm in good shape despite still being a bit overweight.  I ran a couple of 5Ks last month, beat my previous bests both times.  Also been lifting quite a bit, and I certainly *look* better.  Body fat is in the 20-21% range.

I'm running into a problem with workouts - I'll run in the morning, do upper body weights in the afternoon.  But then I'll want to work out the next day, but I'm hesitant to pound on muscles I already worked hard the day before.  I probably need to move to chest/triceps/shoulders one day, back/biceps/abs the next and find an additional form of cardio - maybe swimming - to do in between runs.
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« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2011, 04:36:14 PM »

So I'm a week past my hernia surgery, and I need to slowly get myself exercising again. I have my follow-up appointment on Wednesday so I'll find out then exactly what my restrictions are then.

Surprisingly enough, I've been eating like crap since I finished Tough Mudder last month, haven't done one bit of exercise, and have managed to keep my weight at 190. That's not where I want to be, but I figured I'd be way higher with the way I've been shoveling food in my mouth.
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« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2011, 09:08:01 PM »

Going through my history here, I'll post my June timeframe, then my late-august on.
Since it's a one-a-week thing, sometimes it hits height (I generally weigh myself 5 days a week).

BMI from http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ at 5'9"
I'm closer to 5'10" - it's been a point of contention with the GF. icon_lol

Code:
11/04 - 256.4 (37.9 BMI)
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10/28 - 258.0 (38.1 BMI)
10/21 - 258.0 (38.1 BMI)
10/14 - 261.0 (38.5 BMI)
10/07 - 261.0 (38.5 BMI)
09/30 - 265.6 (39.2 BMI)
09/23 - 266.4 (39.3 BMI)
09/16 - 269.4 (39.8 BMI)
09/09 - 264.9 (39.1 BMI) (odd day with low reading)
09/02 - 271.0 (40.0 BMI)
08/26 - 273.0 (40.3 BMI)
08/19 - 274.0 (40.5 BMI)
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07/01 - 278.0 (41.0 BMI) I was this, or slightly heavier, for about seven months prior.
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« Reply #86 on: November 11, 2011, 05:11:15 PM »

Code:
11/11 - 248.6 (33.7 BMI)
11/04 - 245.4 (33.3)
10/28 - 243.0 (33.0)
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10/14 - 241.0 (32.7)
10/07 - 236.2 (32.0)
09/30 - 246.0 (33.4)
09/23 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/16 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/08 - 242.8 (32.9)
09/02 - 242.8 (32.9)
08/26 - 241.4 (32.7)
08/19 - 243.6 (33.0)
08/12 - 245.2 (33.3)
08/05 - 242.2 (32.8)
07/29 - 240.2 (32.6)
07/22 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/15 - 238.0 (32.3)
07/08 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/01 - 238.4 (32.3)
06/24 - 236.6 (32.1)
06/17 - 238.6 (32.4)
06/10 - 239.8 (32.5)
06/03 - 237.4 (32.2)
05/27 - 234.8 (31.8)
05/20 - 233.4 (31.7)
05/13 - 236.4 (32.1)
05/06 - 234.4 (31.8)
04/29 - 236.0 (32.0)
04/22 - 235.8 (32.0)
04/15 - 231.8 (31.4)
04/08 - 235.2 (31.9)
04/01 - 230.0 (31.2)
03/25 - 229.4 (31.1)
03/18 - 226.8 (30.8)
03/11 - 229.6 (31.1)
03/04 - 231.4 (31.4)
02/25 - 232.8 (31.6)
02/18 - 233.4 (31.7)
02/11 - 234.2 (31.8)
02/04 - 232.2 (31.5)
01/28 - 230.8 (31.3)
01/21 - 231.2 (31.4)
01/14 - 234.0 (31.7)
01/07 - 233.8 (31.7)
01/01 - 234.0 (31.7)

Bad, but not as bad as it could have been. 

I made it back to the gym.  Three trips total between Saturday and last night.  The first one left me so sore that it took me two days to recover, and then I still made sure to work out other stuff on my return.  I'm feeling better today after last night's trip with no soreness near as bad as the first trip had been.  Looking back at my logs, I had stopped working out regularly in July with only one trip in August prior to this last week.  So here's to being back in the saddle.  Because it's looking like, for me, this is the 2011 Weight gain thread, and I want to mitigate as much of that increase as possible.
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« Reply #87 on: December 08, 2011, 04:29:18 PM »

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I really want to get under 195 before Thanksgiving, because it's going to be much harder over the holidays to keep the weight under control.  And the docs are on me to get my bloodwork done to check cholesterol, liver enzymes, etc... can't put that off much longer.

Well, I managed to get to 196 the day before Thanksgiving.  Got my bloodwork done, and with the exception of cholesterol, everything is thankfully normal. 

Now I just gotta figure out what to do about the cholesterol situation.  It runs high in my family, and while I hate to take anything I don't need to, statins might be in my future.

As far as weight goals go, if I can just keep it under 200 through New Year's, I'll be in a good position to get to the "normal" BMI range next year.
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« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2011, 04:25:53 PM »

Quote from: Laner on December 08, 2011, 04:29:18 PM

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I really want to get under 195 before Thanksgiving, because it's going to be much harder over the holidays to keep the weight under control.  And the docs are on me to get my bloodwork done to check cholesterol, liver enzymes, etc... can't put that off much longer.

Well, I managed to get to 196 the day before Thanksgiving.  Got my bloodwork done, and with the exception of cholesterol, everything is thankfully normal. 

Now I just gotta figure out what to do about the cholesterol situation.  It runs high in my family, and while I hate to take anything I don't need to, statins might be in my future.

As far as weight goals go, if I can just keep it under 200 through New Year's, I'll be in a good position to get to the "normal" BMI range next year.

Congrats on the progress.  One of the problems with things like cholesterol or blood pressure is that they can be strongly influenced by heredity.  While I understand your stance on "hating to take anything you don't need to," if your cholesterol is naturally high, a prescription to mitigate it might be needed. 

I'm in a similar situation.  Out of our entire circle of friends, I and my friend are the two fittest people of anyone we know.  We both hit the gym four times a week, we both play competitive softball two to three nights a week, he plays hockey and I have gotten back into basketball, we eat right, our body fat percentages are close to 10%, our strength levels are comparable, and despite both of us being in our mid-30's we're in the best shape of our lives. Our friends jokingly hate us.

And yet my blood pressure, while within the normal range, is right at the border between normal and high despite my diet, fitness regiment, and overall health.  I am currently being monitored monthly, and while my BP remains consistent, it is consistently at the high end of the normal range (120 over 85 with 90 being the "high" cutoff).  While most would consider that pretty good, it doesn't fit my lifestyle or conditioning.  At 150 lbs, 34 years of age (soon to be 35  disgust), 10% body fat, and low-salt diet, my BP shouldn't be anywhere near that high.  I should actually have hypotension instead of hypertension due to my resting heart rate being lower than normal due to conditioning. 

I too share your position that I hate to take something I don't need, but being placed on prescription blood pressure medicine is becoming a very real possibility due to poor genetics.  Despite my fitness level, limiting salt intake, healthy diet, and regular exercise, my BP still won't come down.  That's heredity.   

Don't get discouraged.  Sometimes we're bestowed with less than ideal genes, but that's what the pharmaceutical industry is for (and partly why I'm going into the field of pharmacy).  I don't condone taking drugs for everything that ails you, but sometimes they're necessary as no matter what you do naturally, sometimes it's just not enough.

Good luck over the holidays.  I've always been a seasonal depressant every winter, gaining 20 to 30 lbs every winter season and then losing it again for summer, but the past few years I've worked my ass off to maintain my current level of fitness.  For the third year in a row I'm going into the Christmas holiday still fit despite the cold weather (although not that cold being in Arizona).  The key is enjoying great holiday foods in moderation.  I love holiday cookies, sweets, hearty meals, etc, but I just force myself to enjoy them moderately and it pays off once the celebrations come to a close. 

I wouldn't suggest denying yourself great holiday treats, as I refuse to do so myself, but moderation is entirely manageable.  This is the toughest time of year to maintain fitness and diet regiments, but just a little discipline goes a long way.  I've even gone so far as to travel with a fitness travel kit when I visit the family over the holidays, not only out of obsession, but also to get the blood flowing, warm up on a cold winter morning, and remind myself that while I may be off from school or work, fitness never takes a day off (except recovery days). 

Things like Fitocracy and a support network of friends helps a great deal, as you'll always run into people who mock wanting to limit holiday setbacks or urge taking a day off or skipping a day at the gym in the name of "holiday vacation."  One day often slips into two, then a week, then a month. 

While cholesterol may prove to be an insurmountable challenge for you (as BP is for me), don't let it discourage your progress. 
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« Reply #89 on: December 13, 2011, 02:24:51 PM »

I was at 218 when I originally posted in this thread last January.  Between Jan and the end of August, I quit working out, started eating like crap, and ballooned up to near 230.   eek  Decided I was sick of being fat so starting Sept 1, I overhauled my diet, started counting calories, and have been spending 4-5 mornings at the gym.  I've managed to drop from 230 to 215 in 12 weeks, and am actually getting pretty close to my goal of bench pressing 300 (280, as of last week).  Kicking myself for letting it slip for most of the year, but it is awfully nice to be back on a diet/exercise routine.  smile

I'm finding that I have plateaued around 215 lbs for the last 3 weeks though.  I'm doing the same diet/workout routine that had been losing 1 lb/week, but it doesn't seem to be working past this point.  I'm going to try lowering my calorie intake from 2400 to 2200 as well as switching to a more intensive cardio routine...hopefully that makes a difference.  I still have about 15 lbs to lose to get down to my target weight, and I'd really like to be close to it when we go to Hawaii in February. 
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« Reply #90 on: December 13, 2011, 04:44:30 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on December 13, 2011, 02:24:51 PM

I was at 218 when I originally posted in this thread last January.  Between Jan and the end of August, I quit working out, started eating like crap, and ballooned up to near 230.   eek  Decided I was sick of being fat so starting Sept 1, I overhauled my diet, started counting calories, and have been spending 4-5 mornings at the gym.  I've managed to drop from 230 to 215 in 12 weeks, and am actually getting pretty close to my goal of bench pressing 300 (280, as of last week).  Kicking myself for letting it slip for most of the year, but it is awfully nice to be back on a diet/exercise routine.  smile

I'm finding that I have plateaued around 215 lbs for the last 3 weeks though.  I'm doing the same diet/workout routine that had been losing 1 lb/week, but it doesn't seem to be working past this point.  I'm going to try lowering my calorie intake from 2400 to 2200 as well as switching to a more intensive cardio routine...hopefully that makes a difference.  I still have about 15 lbs to lose to get down to my target weight, and I'd really like to be close to it when we go to Hawaii in February. 

Have you tried using muscle confusion to keep your body from getting too used to the same routine?
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« Reply #91 on: December 13, 2011, 04:53:02 PM »

I cracked 250 this month.  And yesterday I started counting calories again and made it back to the gym for the first time in almost a month.  If things go well, I'll slide back below 250 tomorrow morning.

In the "reason, not an excuse" category, I had a sinus infection last month that short circuited my attempts to get back in a gym rhythm.  I had made it five times in the first two weeks of November before that.  I can do it.  I have done it.  I will do it again. 
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« Reply #92 on: December 13, 2011, 05:08:06 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on December 13, 2011, 04:44:30 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 13, 2011, 02:24:51 PM

I was at 218 when I originally posted in this thread last January.  Between Jan and the end of August, I quit working out, started eating like crap, and ballooned up to near 230.   eek  Decided I was sick of being fat so starting Sept 1, I overhauled my diet, started counting calories, and have been spending 4-5 mornings at the gym.  I've managed to drop from 230 to 215 in 12 weeks, and am actually getting pretty close to my goal of bench pressing 300 (280, as of last week).  Kicking myself for letting it slip for most of the year, but it is awfully nice to be back on a diet/exercise routine.  smile

I'm finding that I have plateaued around 215 lbs for the last 3 weeks though.  I'm doing the same diet/workout routine that had been losing 1 lb/week, but it doesn't seem to be working past this point.  I'm going to try lowering my calorie intake from 2400 to 2200 as well as switching to a more intensive cardio routine...hopefully that makes a difference.  I still have about 15 lbs to lose to get down to my target weight, and I'd really like to be close to it when we go to Hawaii in February. 

Have you tried using muscle confusion to keep your body from getting too used to the same routine?

A little bit, but probably not as much as I need to, mainly because I work out solo and lots of the stuff I'd really like to do requires a spotter.  Will try to mix things up a bit over the next couple weeks though and see what happens.
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« Reply #93 on: December 13, 2011, 05:58:39 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on December 13, 2011, 05:08:06 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 13, 2011, 04:44:30 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 13, 2011, 02:24:51 PM

I was at 218 when I originally posted in this thread last January.  Between Jan and the end of August, I quit working out, started eating like crap, and ballooned up to near 230.   eek  Decided I was sick of being fat so starting Sept 1, I overhauled my diet, started counting calories, and have been spending 4-5 mornings at the gym.  I've managed to drop from 230 to 215 in 12 weeks, and am actually getting pretty close to my goal of bench pressing 300 (280, as of last week).  Kicking myself for letting it slip for most of the year, but it is awfully nice to be back on a diet/exercise routine.  smile

I'm finding that I have plateaued around 215 lbs for the last 3 weeks though.  I'm doing the same diet/workout routine that had been losing 1 lb/week, but it doesn't seem to be working past this point.  I'm going to try lowering my calorie intake from 2400 to 2200 as well as switching to a more intensive cardio routine...hopefully that makes a difference.  I still have about 15 lbs to lose to get down to my target weight, and I'd really like to be close to it when we go to Hawaii in February. 

Have you tried using muscle confusion to keep your body from getting too used to the same routine?

A little bit, but probably not as much as I need to, mainly because I work out solo and lots of the stuff I'd really like to do requires a spotter.  Will try to mix things up a bit over the next couple weeks though and see what happens.

If you're doing the same routine, that could contribute to you no longer losing weight. Also, you could be gaining muscle weight. Muscle weighs more than fat and you may not see a change in the scale.
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« Reply #94 on: December 13, 2011, 09:17:05 PM »

Pete, if you're really concerned and want a better answer, perhaps you should check this out:

http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/users/rice/Stat2/salt.html

FWIW - it's an older research article from Gary Taubes (Good Calories, Bad Calories and  more recently Why We Get Fat). He sheds light on the science and the motivations of the salt argument.

if it's TLDR; the BP impact of salt may only be transitory in nature. You could try altering your diet to one with less carbs, more fats and more salt, and monitor any changes in your own bodies reaction. I've not read the whole article (home-time) so feel free to explore it. If I've missed das Zweck, let me know.
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« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2011, 03:29:22 PM »

Code:
12/16 - 250.0 (33.9 BMI)
12/09 - 251.6 (34.1)
12/02 - 249.4 (33.8)
...
11/18 - 251.0 (34.0)
11/11 - 248.6 (33.7)
11/04 - 245.4 (33.3)
10/28 - 243.0 (33.0)
...
10/14 - 241.0 (32.7)
10/07 - 236.2 (32.0)
09/30 - 246.0 (33.4)
09/23 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/16 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/08 - 242.8 (32.9)
09/02 - 242.8 (32.9)
08/26 - 241.4 (32.7)
08/19 - 243.6 (33.0)
08/12 - 245.2 (33.3)
08/05 - 242.2 (32.8)
07/29 - 240.2 (32.6)
07/22 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/15 - 238.0 (32.3)
07/08 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/01 - 238.4 (32.3)
06/24 - 236.6 (32.1)
06/17 - 238.6 (32.4)
06/10 - 239.8 (32.5)
06/03 - 237.4 (32.2)
05/27 - 234.8 (31.8)
05/20 - 233.4 (31.7)
05/13 - 236.4 (32.1)
05/06 - 234.4 (31.8)
04/29 - 236.0 (32.0)
04/22 - 235.8 (32.0)
04/15 - 231.8 (31.4)
04/08 - 235.2 (31.9)
04/01 - 230.0 (31.2)
03/25 - 229.4 (31.1)
03/18 - 226.8 (30.8)
03/11 - 229.6 (31.1)
03/04 - 231.4 (31.4)
02/25 - 232.8 (31.6)
02/18 - 233.4 (31.7)
02/11 - 234.2 (31.8)
02/04 - 232.2 (31.5)
01/28 - 230.8 (31.3)
01/21 - 231.2 (31.4)
01/14 - 234.0 (31.7)
01/07 - 233.8 (31.7)
01/01 - 234.0 (31.7)

Back to counting calories.  I'm falling into the old trap of eating up to my target number rather than seeing that I'm below it and staying there.  "Hey, I can have a mini candy bar!"  Not the best overall method of things, but even so, it's helping me pay better attention to what I'm eating and keeping me from just going off on a bender because I can.
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« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2011, 10:12:22 PM »

Code:
12/30 - 252.6 (34.3 BMI)
12/22 - 250.4 (34.0)
12/16 - 250.0 (33.9)
12/09 - 251.6 (34.1)
12/02 - 249.4 (33.8)
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11/18 - 251.0 (34.0)
11/11 - 248.6 (33.7)
11/04 - 245.4 (33.3)
10/28 - 243.0 (33.0)
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10/14 - 241.0 (32.7)
10/07 - 236.2 (32.0)
09/30 - 246.0 (33.4)
09/23 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/16 - 243.6 (33.0)
09/08 - 242.8 (32.9)
09/02 - 242.8 (32.9)
08/26 - 241.4 (32.7)
08/19 - 243.6 (33.0)
08/12 - 245.2 (33.3)
08/05 - 242.2 (32.8)
07/29 - 240.2 (32.6)
07/22 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/15 - 238.0 (32.3)
07/08 - 241.2 (32.7)
07/01 - 238.4 (32.3)
06/24 - 236.6 (32.1)
06/17 - 238.6 (32.4)
06/10 - 239.8 (32.5)
06/03 - 237.4 (32.2)
05/27 - 234.8 (31.8)
05/20 - 233.4 (31.7)
05/13 - 236.4 (32.1)
05/06 - 234.4 (31.8)
04/29 - 236.0 (32.0)
04/22 - 235.8 (32.0)
04/15 - 231.8 (31.4)
04/08 - 235.2 (31.9)
04/01 - 230.0 (31.2)
03/25 - 229.4 (31.1)
03/18 - 226.8 (30.8)
03/11 - 229.6 (31.1)
03/04 - 231.4 (31.4)
02/25 - 232.8 (31.6)
02/18 - 233.4 (31.7)
02/11 - 234.2 (31.8)
02/04 - 232.2 (31.5)
01/28 - 230.8 (31.3)
01/21 - 231.2 (31.4)
01/14 - 234.0 (31.7)
01/07 - 233.8 (31.7)
01/01 - 234.0 (31.7)


As bad as that seems, I actually have come down two pounds from the fiasco that was Christmas with the parents.  I came home topping 254.

Calorie counting has been put back in place and is having some good short term results.  Today and tomorrow, however, will be off the reservation for one last hurrah before the screw get put back in place for next year. 

I made it to the gym twice this month, which was double the record for November.  I'm looking to establish a pattern as things fall back into a normal routine and get the groove back. 

I believe that for next year, I'm going to start a new LoseIt! program so that I can't ever sit there and tell myself, "look at how much you've come down overall."  I'm going to set it at the bar on January 2nd and measure the year without reference to past measurements.  That way, the only progress I will see will be actual progress, not previous years' laurels.

Thus endeth my participation in my 2011 Weight Gain Thread.  Total + 18.4 pounds.   icon_confused


Any interest in me starting another one here for 2012?  I know that I haven't been strictly diligence about my updates, but I wanted to see if there was enough interest at GT to continue the thread for the rest of the crowd.
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« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2012, 11:05:20 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 30, 2011, 10:12:22 PM

Any interest in me starting another one here for 2012?  I know that I haven't been strictly diligence about my updates, but I wanted to see if there was enough interest at GT to continue the thread for the rest of the crowd.

I'd be interested in a 2012 thread, but what about making it more about fitness than restricting it to weight loss?  There seems to be more fitness activity over at OO and I'm wondering if this community would be more active in a thread encompassing more than just dieting.  I could be wrong, as the GT weight loss thread seemed to be fairly devoid of participation outside of your own updates, but it's at least an idea.  I'm still interested in following your progress and anyone else's for that matter. 

The fitness suggestion is in part because personally I'm not really trying to lose much weight as I've maintained pretty well since dropping my original 40, but I'm into fitness and would love to track various types of progress along with you.  In my case I'm instead working more on strength gains and getting leaner for the upcoming summer.  I'll probably stay right around 149 lbs, but my appearance will change as I focus on a protein-rich diet with limited carbs ("good" carbs like greens, brown rice, grains, etc).  Although my progress won't be quite as efficient as beer is one carb I won't be cutting back on.  But ultimately I'm working to get back to where I was last summer with a more defined mid-section while still increasing strength.

Up to you.  Allowing for more variety might get more interest.  Who knows.
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« Reply #98 on: January 30, 2012, 07:22:39 PM »


It really fucking pains me to say this but I agree with PeteRock.
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« Reply #99 on: January 30, 2012, 07:31:22 PM »

Quote from: tiktokman on January 30, 2012, 07:22:39 PM


It really fucking pains me to say this but I agree with PeteRock.

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« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2012, 07:55:35 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on January 30, 2012, 07:31:22 PM

Quote from: tiktokman on January 30, 2012, 07:22:39 PM


It really fucking pains me to say this but I agree with PeteRock.

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None that I recall. I'm just being a dick.

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« Reply #101 on: January 30, 2012, 07:57:14 PM »

Thread is up. Thanks for the support, guys.
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« Reply #102 on: January 30, 2012, 08:03:23 PM »

Quote from: tiktokman on January 30, 2012, 07:55:35 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 30, 2012, 07:31:22 PM

Quote from: tiktokman on January 30, 2012, 07:22:39 PM


It really fucking pains me to say this but I agree with PeteRock.

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When were we ever at odds?

None that I recall. I'm just being a dick.



Fair 'nuff.  Was just a little confused.  I've seen times when you've lamented agreeing with gellar, but I didn't realize agreeing with me would cause comparable discomfort.  Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.  Fabulous

And so it seems about that time to get my swole on.  Back/biceps day and time for some more points whoring at Fitocracy as I go after the "stiff as a board, light as a feather" quest (300 seconds of planks and at least one set of wide-grip pull-ups).   
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