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2009-08-27 7:24 AM
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Southpalms,  Great news on the job front (unless you are independently wealthy, in which case that sucks).



2009-08-27 7:27 AM
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JC5066 - 2009-08-26 7:24 AM Back to 270.

I've been here for over 2 months.  No matter how good I eat and how much I exercise my weight does not change.Cry

JC,  It is hard to comment much since you don't log much (okay nothing),  but it could be you aren't eating enough to cover your training and you are going starvation mode.  Maybe you are fitter then you think and you are training hard enough...?  Then again maybe you are eating junk food too often.  You need to really analyze your day and see what you are REALLY doing or not doing.

2009-08-27 9:07 AM
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Junk food is not the issue.  I eat pretty clean.

I'm guessing I might not be eating enough fats.  I'm going to try to add a couple hundred more calories.

The big problem is depending on which calculator you use there can be up to a 1,000 calorie difference.  Thats HUGE!

For example, one calculator will say I need 2800 calories and the other 1800 RMR.  I figure if I eat my RMR my activities will count for the deficit I need to lose weight.  Which one?  If the 2800 is correct, then yes I'm starving myself.  If the 1800 is correct then I'm eating extra what I'm working out.

Then I hear guys about my size eating as little as 1600 calories and the weight is falling off.  That seems like way too little calories for me.


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2009-08-27 1:33 PM
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JC, if the weight isn't coming off for two months now (and you're not gaining), that would indicate that what you're currently eating is pretty equal to what you're burning (BMR + daily activity + workouts).  So, if you track everything you eat for a few days, that will give you a pretty good idea of how many calories you need to maintain your current weight.  Cut out 500 calories to lose a pound a week.  

Otherwise, you can wear a heart rate monitor all day, if you have one, and that will give you a pretty good idea what you're burning.  Or you can do the math - look back at page 3 of this thread for the calculations.

Calorie counting can be a pain, but it also gives you the information you need to get the scale moving in the right direction.  

Good luck - and don't give up! 



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2009-08-27 3:22 PM
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Weighed in today at WW - 141.2, or down 0.7 pounds.  I was hoping for more, but I will take that.  I guess that is my ending weight for the month.  My next month's goal will be 135.  I wonder how many months it will take me to achieve that monthly goal.

Cead - as for WW.  I go pretty faithfully.  I think their overall concept is good.  They track points, which is based on a formula that takes into account calories, fat and fiber.  Their mantra is that there is nothing "forbidden" on WW.  Have what you want, just account for it.  The biggest plus for WW is the weekly meetings and, as a generalization, those people who say that they will do WW, but not go to meetings, are just deluding themselves.  It isn't that I "learn" anything at the meetings, because I don't.  But if you get a good leader, they can be very motivational.  I am intent on reaching "lifetime" this time with WW.  When you are Lifetime, you only have to weigh in once a month and as long as you are not more than two pounds above your goal weight, you don't have to pay.  I am now within the weight range that would qualify me for Lifetime, but I am not where I want to be, so as far as I am concerned, I haven't reached my Lifetime goal.  I would recommend WW as long as you commit to really doing WW.  (WW now sells a whole lot of products, none of which anyone needs.  Just more processed, low-cal food designed to trick your body and brain into thinking you are eating something good.)  Good luck. 

2009-08-27 11:27 PM
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Hey, Saling.  I am going to Utah tomorrow morning and will be passing through Las Vegas.  I'll wave.  Be looking for it and wave back.


2009-08-28 12:59 AM
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Tri365 - 2009-08-28 4:33 AM

JC, if the weight isn't coming off for two months now (and you're not gaining), that would indicate that what you're currently eating is pretty equal to what you're burning (BMR + daily activity + workouts).  So, if you track everything you eat for a few days, that will give you a pretty good idea of how many calories you need to maintain your current weight.  Cut out 500 calories to lose a pound a week.  

Otherwise, you can wear a heart rate monitor all day, if you have one, and that will give you a pretty good idea what you're burning.  Or you can do the math - look back at page 3 of this thread for the calculations.

Calorie counting can be a pain, but it also gives you the information you need to get the scale moving in the right direction.  

Good luck - and don't give up! 



Jon, I have to agree with Lori. You cannot control what you can't measure. It is painful (to begin with) but counting calories is the only way that I have been able to achieve what I have achieved in the last six months. The times that I slipped and went backwards, or plateaued, are the times that I did not diligently measure my energy input.
I suspect that I will need to do this forever but I am prepared to as it works.

I know you can succeed and I look forward to hearing about your results. Best of Luck.
2009-08-28 6:18 AM
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LeahDD - 2009-08-27 9:27 PM Hey, Saling.  I am going to Utah tomorrow morning and will be passing through Las Vegas.  I'll wave.  Be looking for it and wave back.

If you see a Ford Ranger with a silver topper ...Thats me...LOL.  I promise to wave.

2009-08-28 6:42 AM
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Cead_Mille_Failte - 2009-08-27 3:58 AM

Hello Teammies!

Just checking in from my holidays in Wales! No scales in my B&B so no weighing in this week- I'm really upset about this

Having a good time here after the torment of the trip- I can't fly so took the ferry (2hrs) and a train before and after that so 8hrs of travelling alltogether. While on the ferry I discovered I couldn't be in the marines type of thing cos my face was very green... So that career path is closed, alongside air force (hate flying) and submarines (small space way too far away from the surface). Anyway, as to my eating here, I have a very healthy breakfast every day- muesli, low fat yoghurt and fresh fruit- but after that all the bets are off. So far had a dessert after every single dinner.... Do I worry? Yes I do but on the other hand I'm thinking after all that hell I had to go through this summer I deserve this and will focus on my weight loss when I come back - considering joining weight watchers so all the advice (pros and cons) are welcome. Atgives me least I can't drink- well the last 2 nights I had 2 glasses of wine with my dinner but even that gives me a horrible hangover- go blood thinning meds- so I might give it up soo there's only that much headache I can take.

Ok, time to go - another eventful day ahead of me as the weather is suprisingly beautiful!


Hey Cead,

I feel ya! I'm on vacation too... in a place with delicious all you can eat meals three times/day. I've been pretty active the whole week, but I've been eating like there's no tomorrow! I'll be back home late today, and will weigh in to see what the damage is tomorrow.... Back to more serious weight loss efforts in September for me!!
2009-08-28 6:07 PM
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saling4 - 2009-08-28 4:18 AM

LeahDD - 2009-08-27 9:27 PM Hey, Saling.  I am going to Utah tomorrow morning and will be passing through Las Vegas.  I'll wave.  Be looking for it and wave back.

If you see a Ford Ranger with a silver topper ...Thats me...LOL.  I promise to wave.



I'm not sure if I saw you or not, but I did wave in the general direction of Las Vegas/Henderson.  It was 112F.  That's kinda hot, you know. 
2009-08-28 7:00 PM
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Heck Leah that is running TEMP there.  I just pull my AARP Card and claim I can't run fast.



2009-08-30 6:24 AM
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Well, my post-vacation weigh in had me at 148, so down a lb. for the week! Not sure how that happened with all the food I ate, but I was pretty active the whole week, too, so I guess it must have somehow balanced out. Looks like I managed to meet my (very modest) August weight-loss goal. Lookin forward to a September Challenge!!!
2009-08-30 10:57 PM
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saling4 - 2009-08-28 5:00 PM

Heck Leah that is running TEMP there.  I just pull my AARP Card and claim I can't run fast.



Well, it was only about 100F in LV this morning on my way back to smoky Southern California.  Couldn't run outside so did a boring treadmill run at the gym.
2009-08-31 6:54 AM
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It cooled down.  I was thinking of putting my sweats on.

 

2009-08-31 6:55 AM
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Here is what I have for next month.  I will have a new thread up tonight.

LeahDD141.2140
jsnowash148149
Klilevjen151154
Saling4168.2160
Mindymin169.2165
Crews171170
AlilMadness173.5170
Southpalms195.6192
pdbman196.4197
Tri365254255
JC5066270265
IronGus272270
Kiwi4j298280
BAMBAM66148.5144
Batlou186182
BikeFu275268
Caddreamer262.9255
Cead de Mille158.8156
Daisymouse134.2130.2
Dixrp280270
Enders155149.9
Excited2Tri171165
H2oGuy328319
Jellyfish74183175
Jonesy154149
Kat astrophe148140
Mett270255
PancakeFrank234224
Paul Walker260247
Pennylope158150
Remirf205.5198
Robbmt216212
Roni Runnw135129
SAMBoddy69190.4183
TriSprintOlympic133129
Twiggypants180174
yosly135130
Zwest301295


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2009-08-31 8:56 AM
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Hey Sailing!

Thanks for putting up these challenge threads each month! They're really helpful!

Correction for my Sept. goal... I'm starting at 148, and hoping for 145 by the end of Sept.

Thanks!!!


2009-08-31 10:25 AM
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I think I'll go for a pound a week again this month so with five Wednesdays that will put me at 191.

I would also like to say thanks for putting up this challenge each month.  It has really helped me keep focused on my diet and training.  There is no way I would have dropped this weight this quick without this challenge.

2009-08-31 11:21 AM
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Thanks for setting up for September!  My goal for September is 235.   
2009-08-31 4:53 PM
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Thanks ladies and gentlemen I appreciate it.  I told people on here almost 3 years ago that as long as people found this useful I would keep it going.  So here it is again...LOL.

2009-08-31 4:57 PM
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Sept thread is open....

2009-08-31 5:53 PM
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Finished the month at 272lbs. I am down from the beggining of the month, which is good, but I am having difficulty getting to, and breaking, the 270 mark.

Goal for September - 260lbs!


2009-08-31 6:16 PM
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I will add my thanks to the others here.  In my opinion that is seldom humble, this "challenge" is the most useful one on this site.  The others might be fun and get you to do things differently or do more, but this one is really about consistency, support and motivation.  I think of everyone who posts here as "my friend."  Thank you all for being there and thank you, Saling, for keeping this going. 
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