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Week 1(again)  wiegh in** : - 4lbs

** I didnt really start until wednesday night and didnt weigh myself.  I had an idea about what I weighed give or take a pound so I'm just going with an even number that is close and makes me feel better :)  it might only be 3 but whatever.  I have an even number to start with now

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42 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

Had a bad eating week although I ran 30 miles. 

Me too, but 52 miles + strength training. The next 8 days look like more of the same, so sustain the mileage and lifting. May have a brief reprieve to reset the system the week before christmas, but not going to bank on it. Haven't weighed myself in a month, but clothes are all fitting the same. Goal is to get to Dec 29 in the same spot. Accomplish that then get back to a cleaner diet.

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9/9:  Embarrassing starting weight

9/16:  -6.0 lbs

9/23:  -3.0 lbs

9/30:  -2.2 lbs

10/7:  -3.0 lbs

10/14:  +1.0 lb  

10/21:  -4.4 lbs

10/28:  -1.4 lbs

11/4:  -2.0 lbs

11/10:  -1.0 lb

[missed week]

11/25:  -2.4 lbs

12/2:  -1.4 lbs

12/9:  -2.4 lbs

Total through 13 weeks:  -28.2 lbs

Major milestone achieved:  I now weigh less than my driver's license says I do.

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55 minutes ago, krista4 said:

9/9:  Embarrassing starting weight

9/16:  -6.0 lbs

9/23:  -3.0 lbs

9/30:  -2.2 lbs

10/7:  -3.0 lbs

10/14:  +1.0 lb  

10/21:  -4.4 lbs

10/28:  -1.4 lbs

11/4:  -2.0 lbs

11/10:  -1.0 lb

[missed week]

11/25:  -2.4 lbs

12/2:  -1.4 lbs

12/9:  -2.4 lbs

Total through 13 weeks:  -28.2 lbs

Major milestone achieved:  I now weigh less than my driver's license says I do.

Your state driver's license has weight?  That's odd.

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On 12/2/2019 at 10:47 AM, Walking Boot said:

I'm 5'10", and a couple years back, topped out at 223. Going potato for a while got me down to 185, then hit a plateau. Casual Keto got me down another 10 to 175, but I couldn't quite hit my goal of 165. Eventually bad habits and stress eating snuck back in and I made it back to 195 earlier this year.

 

9/2: 184 

9/9: 181

9/16: 179

9/23: 180.5

9/30: 177.5

10/7: 179.5

10/14: 177.0

10/21: 176.0

10/28: 177.5

11/4: 173.5 

11/11: 173.5

11/18: 174.0

11/25: 177.5

12/2: 174.5

12/9: 174.0.  Not bad. Hoping this means I'm back on track. Really wanted to break through 173 and pass 50 pounds down, but if it takes another week or two, that's fine. 

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7 minutes ago, eoMMan said:

Your state driver's license has weight?  That's odd.

yeah not to side track that is weird.   unless shes looking at her height :giggle:

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1 hour ago, belljr said:

yeah not to side track that is weird.   unless shes looking at her height :giggle:

Ours still has weight.  I'm 60 pounds less than my DL, I haven't gotten the picture retaken on purpose to remind me what a fatass I was.

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Day 8/100

Working tonight, so I did a 20min TV workout with a ton of stretching. Not sure what I'll do between shifts tomorrow, but probably a short run. Planning on trying to replicate the MAF run on Wednesday, but see if I can hit 5 miles.

Diet: Slept all day. No food. Tonight will be wedding soup that my wife made, and maybe some crackers or a grilled cheese. I'll have an apple for a snack, and probably some 5am cheerios.

Bank: $80/100

 

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December 9 Row: 10,011  in 58:46

Total distance so far: 44,492

Wasn't able to get to a gym with a Concept 2 so ended up on some weird Matrix erg. I was experiencing the same thing as posted about here which was super weird and slightly discombobulating, but whatever: https://www.reddit.com/r/Rowing/comments/6ea4yi/matrix_erg/ 

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You lose weight and you lose points...what kind of voodoo is this?!?!  ;)

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4 minutes ago, belljr said:

You lose weight and you lose points...what kind of voodoo is this?!?!  ;)

My daily points have stayed the same, but I lost weeklies last week.  Mr krista has lost dailies, too.  Sucks!  :lol: 

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K4 — in all seriousness, would you and Mista Krista recommend this WW thing?  Asking for a pudgy friend. 

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50 minutes ago, Otis said:

K4 — in all seriousness, would you and Mista Krista recommend this WW thing?  Asking for a pudgy friend. 

Just give it a whirl.   It's worked for the Krista family.  Hell, they are wasting away with their ribs showing.   

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2 hours ago, belljr said:

You lose weight and you lose points...what kind of voodoo is this?!?!  ;)

Just like bmr;  you lose weight and now you have even less calories you can consume if you want to stay at your new weight.  It was a lot cooler when I was fat and had a lot more calories to play with.

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3 hours ago, Otis said:

K4 — in all seriousness, would you and Mista Krista recommend this WW thing?  Asking for a pudgy friend. 

I think it depends upon your personality.  My type:  anal and make spreadsheets and charts for fun, so tracking is right up my alley.  Also I love a challenge and hate to lose (except weight). So it kinda fits.  I think you've done MFP in the past?  I don't know the ins and outs of that but figure it's similar with the tracking.

On the other hand, Mr. krista is unorganized and much more laid back than I am.  He did well at first but fell off.  He's trying to get back "on" but it feels like I'm constantly asking if he's tracking, which isn't that much fun.  Another program could be better for him, but I'm not sure.

WW only had one option when we started but changed to three different plans maybe a month ago.  We were in what is now the "blue" plan so just stuck with that since it seems to be working, but you might prefer one of the other two.  Basically they are tiered so that you can have more daily points but fewer zero-point foods, or more zero-point foods but fewer daily points.  The "blue" that we're on is in the middle.

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December 10 Row: 10k  - MAF

Total distance so far: 59,247m 

47:54; average HR 137; max HR 149;  600-732 calories burned

Keeping on this MAF thing.  Lowered my 10k time today by almost 2 minutes, while also managing to decrease my max HR to below 150, but increase my average HR.  So, getting better at controlling my HR and keeping it in the zone.  Shame it even went up to 149, that was only for like a millisecond, otherwise I was mostly well below 145 and right on the money around 140.

Staying the course.  Not lifting weights during this thing, since I'm apparently now rowing a 10k every day.  Truth is right now I probably need the cardio more than the lifting; I'll get back to that eventually.  

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16 hours ago, eoMMan said:

Your state driver's license has weight?  That's odd.

Definitely seems odd. I imagine it’s to help make identification easier, but what are they going to do if someone is obviously lying about their weight?

”Haha, yeah right fatty, please step on the scale over here and let’s find out your REAL weight tubby.”

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10 hours ago, NutterButter said:

Just like bmr;  you lose weight and now you have even less calories you can consume if you want to stay at your new weight.  It was a lot cooler when I was fat and had a lot more calories to play with.

I get it ...was just joking :unsure:

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are the ergometers you brohans and brohanistas are using the air fan kind or do they have the water thing i do not mind the air kind but the water kind can go to the place down under where the big kahuna aint in my opinion take that to the bank 

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48 minutes ago, SWC said:

are the ergometers you brohans and brohanistas are using the air fan kind or do they have the water thing i do not mind the air kind but the water kind can go to the place down under where the big kahuna aint in my opinion take that to the bank 

Air kind.  Concept 2.

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Just now, Otis said:
49 minutes ago, SWC said:

are the ergometers you brohans and brohanistas are using the air fan kind or do they have the water thing i do not mind the air kind but the water kind can go to the place down under where the big kahuna aint in my opinion take that to the bank 

Air kind.  Concept 2.

youre gonna want to hit about 615 or so for 2k if you want to make the team less if you are trying to get in to harverd take that to the bank brohan 

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8 minutes ago, Otis said:

Air kind.  Concept 2.

The one I used yesterday was magnetic. Not a fan. If Otis is allowed to get his heart rate up we can do a 2K race at the end of this thing. 

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51 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

The one I used yesterday was magnetic. Not a fan. If Otis is allowed to get his heart rate up we can do a 2K race at the end of this thing. 

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dont forget the barf bucket if you are doing a 2k race you go like hell and then barf that is how you win when man confronts you on river in a skull he is enemy take that to the bank bromigo

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15 hours ago, Otis said:

K4 — in all seriousness, would you and Mista Krista recommend this WW thing?  Asking for a pudgy friend. 

I know you are 50/50 serious/schtick in here but my god man, you have to stick with something for more than a day or two to see any results.  I think they only thing that will meet your combination of goals and patience-level is liposuction.  Glllllll.

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8 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

I know you are 50/50 serious/schtick in here but my god man, you have to stick with something for more than a day or two to see any results.  I think they only thing that will meet your combination of goals and patience-level is liposuction.  Glllllll.

:goodposting:

 

2-5 days is the norm...but we will every once in awhile see 1-2 weeks.  The problem is one little derailment is an excuse to blow the fad-of-the-day up.

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my advice and it is serious advice because i have had several big surgeries where i had the pleasure of sitting on the couch for two months after getting cut up three times and seeing how fat i could get is 1 keep up some sort of work out routine no matter what it is try to burn 500 to 650 calories every other day with something then on the days in between do weights about a total of 45 to 60 minutes in the gym each day and then 2 stop noodles and bread use green beans or something else to replace them and stop with booze at night its dumb suger calories that just ruin everything you did in the day and slowly but surely in a few months you will drop 15 to 20 pounds take that to the bank bromigo 

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1 hour ago, SWC said:

my advice and it is serious advice because i have had several big surgeries where i had the pleasure of sitting on the couch for two months after getting cut up three times and seeing how fat i could get is 1 keep up some sort of work out routine no matter what it is try to burn 500 to 650 calories every other day with something then on the days in between do weights about a total of 45 to 60 minutes in the gym each day and then 2 stop noodles and bread use green beans or something else to replace them and stop with booze at night its dumb suger calories that just ruin everything you did in the day and slowly but surely in a few months you will drop 15 to 20 pounds take that to the bank bromigo 

My version of eat less, move more, and lose weight.   

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Holiday lunch yesterday and breakfast today....

Blew through my daily budget. Yesterday wasn't terrible. Today was. Still have bonus left over lol

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1 hour ago, belljr said:

Holiday lunch yesterday and breakfast today....

Blew through my daily budget. Yesterday wasn't terrible. Today was. Still have bonus left over lol

I’ve had some truly awful days, spending more than twice my daily budget, so don’t be too concerned about that happening now and then.

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Day 9/10 of 100

Had to work last night so I did a 20min TV workout. Today I slept til about 5 when my wife got home from work. That's unusual, but I guess I needed it. Went to the gym and hit the treadmill for an hour. Did a 5k at a 10:30 pace, then did the remainder with MAF in mind, with my HR around 124. 

I think I'm going to tweak my rules for myself, and require an hour of activity on my days off. That would add about another 2000k/cals burned per week. I'll keep the 20min requirement for days that I'm working.

Diet: Dinner was turkey sausage, mac and cheese and salad. Not great, but I kept the mac and cheese under control.

Bank: $100

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Oops, accidentally edited this post instead of making a new one.  Quoted below.

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6 minutes ago, Otis said:

December 12 Row: 6,340m  - MAF 30 min row

Total distance so far: 65,587m 

Took the day yesterday for a couple reasons, one being we hadn't slept, one being I probably needed a day off.  Ended the work day on a low note yesterday with a crappy call at work from a client, never fun getting chewed out but especially when it's not your fault.  So yesterday was just crappy all around.  That said, got a great night of sleep last night, got a good row in this morning, and I'm ready for a better day.  Let's go get 'em.

Keep at it.  The circumstances you described make it that much harder to get up early and workout...but nothing makes you feel better than doing just that :thumbup:

Also, get your ### back out running too :pickle:

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6 hours ago, Otis said:

December 12 Row: 6,340m  - MAF 30 min row

Total distance so far: 65,587m 

Took the day yesterday for a couple reasons, one being we hadn't slept, one being I probably needed a day off.  Ended the work day on a low note yesterday with a crappy call at work from a client, never fun getting chewed out but especially when it's not your fault.  So yesterday was just crappy all around.  That said, got a great night of sleep last night, got a good row in this morning, and I'm ready for a better day.  Let's go get 'em.

I cannot wait to be home. Only one more plane ride with the 18 month old and then I’m back in the game. 

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5 hours ago, eaganwildcats said:

I cannot wait to be home. Only one more plane ride with the 18 month old and then I’m back in the game. 

I may have to squeeze in a 50k overnight...

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11 hours ago, xulf said:

Keep at it.  The circumstances you described make it that much harder to get up early and workout...but nothing makes you feel better than doing just that :thumbup:

Also, get your ### back out running too :pickle:

Yes I plan to get back out running. Knee is solid again. I’ll give it a whirl once I close out 100k rowing, probably Christmas week. 
 

I’ll try starting with two days a week running and see if the body holds up. 

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Day 11/100

Didn't hit my hour today. Had company coming over, but knocked out 35mins/3 miles or so running.

Diet: Lunch was a can of soup and cheese w/ crackers. Dinner: Panera style turkey chili. Had a few cookies too.

Bank: $110

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9 hours ago, eaganwildcats said:

10k in 41:57.2

54,492 total.

Better keep the pedal to the floor @Otis

 

I didn’t row this morning, so I may fall behind you here.

That’s a nice 10k time. 

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Hardest part of dieting for me is the alcohol.  Such empty calories and a few drinks blows through a lot of work for a whole week.  However, there is no ####### way I am giving it up so guess I need to work out harder.  

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10k in 41:40

64,492 total.

Best get in a late night session @Otis - can’t imagine one has anything better to do with a Friday night.

Also, a black tie wedding at the end of March has me gunning for this piece of advice: Buy a tuxedo before you are thirty. Stay that size.

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I need to rededicate myself.  More in terms of eating better than specifically losing weight, although they are interrelated.

 

I’m down 25 pounds since March, but have plateaued.  Basically been between 305-310 range for the past 3 months.  Haven’t really been dieting, just more conscious of how much I’ve been eating.  

 

I’ve developed an excess of protein in my urine issue as a result of my cancer treatment.  Figure it would be advisable to reduce my protein intake and incorporate more veggie and fruits in my protein heavy diet.  Not sure if there is a direct correlation but it can’t hurt.

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38 minutes ago, eaganwildcats said:

5k in 19:22.4 - a new personal record 

69,492 total. 

@Otis get the credit card and shot glass ready. 

It’s not a contest right?  Like, we just have to make 100k and we’re ok???

I got some #### news that I have to spend four days this coming week out of town for work. So, I’ll be losing ground on you this week for sure. 

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