Lost 2.8 pounds this week (Note: Posted in the Losing Weight forum)

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    Mar 20, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    Last week, I was down 1 pound. This week I am down almost 3 poundsicon_smile.gif, for a total of 12 pounds this month. Last week I used all my activity points and this week I used only 8 (out of a total of 27 earned). I probably should have used all of them but I was tempted to binge several times this week and I knew if I binged I would blow all my earned points and then some.
  • Sparkycat

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    Mar 20, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    Good job!!
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    Mar 20, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidGood job!!


    Thanks. All in all I feel great!
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    Mar 20, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    Good! Keep it up this time!
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 20, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    Very cool, keep it up!
  • creature

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    Mar 20, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
    Glad to see you decided not to binge. Continue to stay on track! You're doing good so far.
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    Mar 20, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    Good job, man. Keep us posted on your progress.
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    Mar 21, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Excellent progress. Well done! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 21, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    Onthewaytome saidLast week, I was down 1 pound. This week I am down almost 3 poundsicon_smile.gif, for a total of 12 pounds this month. Last week I used all my activity points and this week I used only 8 (out of a total of 27 earned). I probably should have used all of them but I was tempted to binge several times this week and I knew if I binged I would blow all my earned points and then some.



    12lbs per month sounds like good weight loss.....thats about 3lbs per week.
    2lbs per week is a healthy way to lose weight....
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    Mar 21, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    YAY KEEP GOING icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    Mar 21, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    joshnyc said
    Onthewaytome saidLast week, I was down 1 pound. This week I am down almost 3 poundsicon_smile.gif, for a total of 12 pounds this month. Last week I used all my activity points and this week I used only 8 (out of a total of 27 earned). I probably should have used all of them but I was tempted to binge several times this week and I knew if I binged I would blow all my earned points and then some.



    12lbs per month sounds like good weight loss.....thats about 3lbs per week.
    2lbs per week is a healthy way to lose weight....


    icon_rolleyes.gif I just can't win
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    Mar 21, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    Keep positive and don't get discouraged. You may stumble or give in and have something you shouldn't. That's ok so long as you get back to eating right the next meal. The body likes to be fit and in shape. At some point you will reach a threshold where you will crave fitness and not want to go back to bad habits. Keep lookiing forward and keep up the good work. You can do this.
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    Mar 21, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    Yeah... I broke into a new goal... my wii fit expressed its concern to me that it had not seen my presence in 272 days! I've been busy mr wii fit. (or is it a misses??) .. Although it was happy with my progress. The line was going in the right direction, down.

    Keep up the good work. As the weight comes of, the energy goes up and it's a vicious good circle to be in!

    Cheers
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    Mar 21, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Onthewaytome said
    icon_rolleyes.gif I just can't win


    I think he was complimenting you and approving of the healthy amount of weight you've lost this month (a point I agree with; your 12 pounds of loss so far this month is great and, I think, right in the range of weight you want to be losing every month in order for it to be healthy loss). I also congratulate you on hitting healthy goals. How much does this make since you started really taking off the pounds, or do you prefer to not say until a specific interval?
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    Mar 21, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    Chewey_Delt said
    Onthewaytome said
    icon_rolleyes.gif I just can't win


    I think he was complimenting you and approving of the healthy amount of weight you've lost this month (a point I agree with; your 12 pounds of loss so far this month is great and, I think, right in the range of weight you want to be losing every month in order for it to be healthy loss). I also congratulate you on hitting healthy goals. How much does this make since you started really taking off the pounds, or do you prefer to not say until a specific interval?



    see what happens when yo eat yo veggies?.....you can be as smart as cheweydude.

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    Mar 21, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    The initial de-load is worth about 10 pounds. That is, anyone can drop 10 pounds in a couple of weeks by cutting back on carbs, exercising a bit, and pooping a few times. I routinely bounce my weight 6 to 8 pounds on a day, given my food intake, water intake, and activity level.

    The real test is over time, and the weeks following.

    What happens a lot of time is that folks don't diet properly, de-load, then, find after they're deloaded that they can't lose very much. They get frustrated, binge, and start it over. Many folks fail because they dont' eat enough, and invoke the famine syndrome, turning their body into a fat storing machine.

    If you can keep a 2 to 3 pound average per week, that's real good. If you happen to gain 10 pounds, even overnight, which is easy, don't sweat it. You get back on the horse and ride it. If you get so you can't lose weight, and are lethargic, you need to EAT MORE.

    Last week, at my low point, I was 206.8. At my high point I was 214.5. That's very normal. It's more important to look at trends, and, throw the first weeks of diet out, as the deload is just dumping off the gylcogen load.
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    Mar 21, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    Onthewaytome said
    joshnyc said
    Onthewaytome saidLast week, I was down 1 pound. This week I am down almost 3 poundsicon_smile.gif, for a total of 12 pounds this month. Last week I used all my activity points and this week I used only 8 (out of a total of 27 earned). I probably should have used all of them but I was tempted to binge several times this week and I knew if I binged I would blow all my earned points and then some.



    12lbs per month sounds like good weight loss.....thats about 3lbs per week.
    2lbs per week is a healthy way to lose weight....


    icon_rolleyes.gif I just can't win


    I swear, you're worse than a pregnant girl in how negative you are. Take a fucking chill pill and become a real boy.
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    Mar 21, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidThe initial de-load is worth about 10 pounds. That is, anyone can drop 10 pounds in a couple of weeks by cutting back on carbs, exercising a bit, and pooping a few times. I routinely bounce my weight 6 to 8 pounds on a day, given my food intake, water intake, and activity level.

    The real test is over time, and the weeks following.

    What happens a lot of time is that folks don't diet properly, de-load, then, find after they're deloaded that they can't lose very much. They get frustrated, binge, and start it over. Many folks fail because they dont' eat enough, and invoke the famine syndrome, turning their body into a fat storing machine.

    If you can keep a 2 to 3 pound average per week, that's real good. If you happen to gain 10 pounds, even overnight, which is easy, don't sweat it. You get back on the horse and ride it. If you get so you can't lose weight, and are lethargic, you need to EAT MORE.

    Last week, at my low point, I was 206.8. At my high point I was 214.5. That's very normal. It's more important to look at trends, and, throw the first weeks of diet out, as the deload is just dumping off the gylcogen load.


    Chuckster, I wonder if you might expand upon the topic of "de-loading" a little bit more. By this, I assume you mean starting to cut out the toxic foods in your diet to replace them with both a more sensible calorie count and an overall move to a proper macro-nutrient intake/change to better foods. How would a person go about doing that properly so as to be able to maintain that healthier diet after the initial "de-load?" I'm curious because even though I've managed to lose a lot of weight and put on muscle over the years I find that the absolute worst part is keeping to a healthier diet in the first month or two of bringing diet back in line (because my own living situation is unstable and I move a lot I find that a healthy diet is always interrupted when I move and so I have to do this "de-load" process once a year or so; wondering if there's a way to make it easier and ensure that I stay with it).
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    Mar 21, 2010 7:08 PM GMT
    Glycogen load. 1 part of carbs, three parts of water. When you diet, carbs in the liver, and muscle, get burned first, taking that water, and its weight, with them. Once you're deloaded, then, you burn fat, or muscle, depending on if you're eating enough or not. If you fail to eat enough, you'll burn muscle, and conserve fat.

    You can still lose weight being loaded. Your performance is much better when you are. Point is, though, most folks deload, and don't realize that's all it is...just water bonded with gcylogen being utilized. Once the get deloaded (carb depleted) they think there's not losing weight (they are) and they get all bent, and binge. Anyone can drop 10 pounds in a heart beat. Just don't eat any carbs, work out, and drink some coffee. That's a breeze. It's the next ten that is hard.