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V8
09-01-2005, 11:16
Just want to encourage folks to go slow with the weight-loss and fitness plans. There's some sort of correspondence between how fast you lose weight and how long the weight loss lasts.:-?
This might be repeat of someone's message, but I haven't read thru all of them. For fitness, put the car in the garage and let it stay there as much as possible. An old hiker once told me to sell the car and move close enough to walk to work....now, I'm almost the old hiker, and finally am taking this advice. Build into your day the habit of walking. A pedometer is fun to get you started, and to get some idea of a helpful amount to walk (10,000 steps). Get a dog, and make sure it gets walked regularly.
Calories in needs to be less than calories out. No way around that. Use any plan you want, but this is the bottom line. For me, I hate to be hungry, so increasing the walking helps me be able to eat the amount I like.
Make small changes in amounts and types of food you eat. When that gets to be a habit, make another change or two.
Set a pace you think you can maintain.
:sun

Hammock Hanger
09-01-2005, 17:52
Just want to encourage folks to go slow with the weight-loss and fitness plans. There's some sort of correspondence between how fast you lose weight and how long the weight loss lasts.:-? ...
Well that would be me. I seem to only be doing 1-2 pounds a week but I feel good about what I'm eating and doing, so it seems to be something I can stick to. :rolleyes:

SUe

Alligator
09-01-2005, 18:49
Well that would be me. I seem to only be doing 1-2 pounds a week but I feel good about what I'm eating and doing, so it seems to be something I can stick to. :rolleyes:

SUe
You're doing great Sue, keep at! Steady as you go.

Hammock Hanger
09-01-2005, 19:46
THANKS!!! :)

V8
09-02-2005, 09:43
Way to go, Sue - I like to think in terms of a year at a time - say, next summer, as a good goal point. Take your desired weight loss and cut it in half. Go for that. Sustaining motivation over a long haul is a different mechanism from sustaining motivation over a sprint. (not that anyone on this site would know anything about that....) I find it helpful to tie in the weight loss goal with a couple of other markers, so that at least I hit 2 out of 3 - ie, getting heartrate down 10 beats for a given level of exercise, or getting cholesterol reading down, or waistline measurement, etc. Again, over the course of a year.
And begin with omitting the types or amounts of foods you can most easily omit - start small. Add in a type or amount of exercise that is easiest to add in. Get that established, feel the reward, and then add another small change.
Also, ask leaner friends what they do, with the goal to pick up good ideas. I found that a couple of lean friends of mine spend about an hour a day either on the exbike or running. (!) (Jeesh, and I thought 20 minutes was good!...Oh well.). But it does sound like the equivalent of that much exercise is going to be called for if I want to stay lean and eat reasonably well.

Hammock Hanger
09-02-2005, 11:37
Thanks, V8. I basically just cut my portions by a third. Cut back on eating out, which is hard because my husband LOVES to eat out. So when we do I get the "to-go box" brought with the entree and then I put some in even before I start to eat. At home I am back to eating alot of whole grain homemade stuff, veggies & fruit. I am back to weight lifting exercises 3 times a week and walking 2 times a week. Sat & Sun I devote to my husband. But I get my exercise in then doing yard work and shopping, go go go... Like I said the sacle is not moving down fast but it is going down. I am back into the size down that was in the middle of my closet. Maybe in a year I can get into the size shoved into the back of my closet.!! Yes, most women have 3 sizes in the closet that is why we have a closet full of clothes and complain we have nothing to wear. ;) --- I appreciate all the encouraging words. Sue

V8
09-02-2005, 14:10
Yup, the doggie bag is a great invention - we're eating two or three meals from every dinner out by diligently bringing home the leftovers.
On the other hand, I'm finding it helps to remember I DON'T have to clean my plate - that if I've had enough, it's just as wasteful to eat it as to throw it out. Or save it for later.
I think the weights help a lot - (books like Strong Women Stay Thin, etc.) - something about the metabolism.

Hammock Hanger
09-02-2005, 15:41
...I think the weights help a lot - (books like Strong Women Stay Thin, etc.) - something about the metabolism.
I just went and looked up that book on Amazon...looked good, ordered it used for like 2 bucks. :clap

Alligator
09-07-2005, 11:25
Weighing in at 175. Heading for a bronze.

Youngblood
09-07-2005, 11:33
Weighing in at 175. Heading for a bronze.
You're doing great. 209.75 for me.

Hammock Hanger
09-07-2005, 11:35
170... if i go down another pound next week at least I will be down in the 160's...:) Sue

Alligator
09-07-2005, 12:18
You're doing great. 209.75 for me.
Thanks, and you are too.

Sue, it's a good feeling to drop into a different ten's category. You can do it, you've only got a little bit to go.

Footslogger
09-07-2005, 12:57
Footslogger reporting in at 178 ...now can I please go eat lunch ??

'Slogger

MOWGLI
09-09-2005, 10:04
:datz OK, I have been naughty. I am weighing in this morning at 216. My apologies for disappearing from this thread for the past few weeks.

I allowed myself some sugar about 2 weeks ago, and it just blew the door open. Interesting how a stress can knock your footing out from under you.

Youngblood
09-14-2005, 09:55
Dang, my weight jumped up after last weeks weigh in... but I got it back down below the 210 mark this morning. I'm at 209.5 and dropping fast. :D It is like watching a pot of water boil... with a candle for heat, but it is dropping. Now if my knee would get better.

Youngblood

Hammock Hanger
09-14-2005, 10:50
170... Guess I'll have to wait another week to get down to that next range. (Guess a night at the local Mexican place didn't help any, no portion control there!! Olay!) Sue

Footslogger
09-14-2005, 12:19
The Footslogger is holding steady at 178

Rockjock
09-14-2005, 14:51
Finally at 200

Alligator
09-14-2005, 21:29
Weighing in at 174:) .

Hammock Hanger
09-21-2005, 08:57
weighing in at 170!!! I just can't seem to break into the 60's range. Frustrating. But at least I haven't gone up. Sue

V8
09-21-2005, 14:29
Oooh, I love the company! I'm plateauing for weeks now, same weight, trying to break into the next decade down....let's all just keep doing the right things - eventually the weight'll respond. Don't get discouraged!
V8

Alligator
09-21-2005, 20:52
Right on V8. Just throw one extra day of exercise in now everyone if you're holding steady. Weighing in at 172.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
09-21-2005, 21:40
I've been really busy with a sick relative and haven't checked in in weeks. My eating and exercising got off track due to my hectic schedule and eating hospital cafeteria food, but is now back on track. I lost three pounds this week after having gained 5 in the previous two weeks - so I'm at a net gain of 2 lbs.

Alligator
09-23-2005, 15:42
Pizza, Pizza.

Hammock Hanger
09-28-2005, 08:05
:banana 168!!! :banana

Youngblood
09-28-2005, 09:45
:banana 168!!! :banana
I think you got worried Alligator was going to catch you... good for you!

I'm at 211.25. I've been 'off' and 'on' anti-inflamatories with my knee and when I start I fell bloated and put on several pounds for the first couple of days... when I quit, I lose the bloated feeling and lose several pounds for the next few days.

Youngblood

V8
09-28-2005, 10:04
Keep those spirits up:jump, HH!!! A model for the rest of us!

Footslogger
09-28-2005, 10:17
Footslogger here ...still hangin at 179. Not sure if I'm ever going to get lower. Might just have to accept that as my pseudo ideal weight.

'Slogger

Hammock Hanger
09-28-2005, 20:34
This morning I was feeling soooo good. Then my husband brought home pizza!! And I am taking off tomorrow on a four day cruise to the Bahamas!! You know that those poolside drinks are gonna kill me!!!! Sue :)

betic4lyf
09-28-2005, 20:51
When you exercise daily it really boosts your metabolism. Picking up running or biking really helps. I am pretty skinny and weigh 130, and have a rocket metabolism so your results may vary

Hammock Hanger
09-28-2005, 21:08
When you exercise daily it really boosts your metabolism. Picking up running or biking really helps. I am pretty skinny and weigh 130, and have a rocket metabolism so your results may varyI can't run (knee and internal problems) or bike (low back problems). I will keep up the strength training and put in an extra mile ot two on the walks. We each have to find a niche. betic4lyf have you ever been overweight?? I have a friend that is always giving me advice and she has never in her life been overwt and in fact can't gain weight even when she tries... This is not meant in a confrontaional way, just asking.

Alligator
09-28-2005, 21:41
Nope, this week belongs to Sue:clap . Good job, and I'll bet they have an exercise room on that ship! It may be a bit tough though with the sun, pool, and of course, poolside service. Have fun.

I'm weighing in at 173. My wife made cupcakes and brownies for some guests last weekend. How many bites to a cupcake you ask? A one...a two....a thrrreeee...At least they took some home with them.

Youngblood, hope the knee heals up. I had been having some trouble with my ankle for a week or so, but I happen to have a prescription for Celebrex (herniated disk) which was helpful. It's a bit questionable for the heart though.

'Slogger don't give up! Maybe a little weight-training. Even if your weight doesn't change, you'll look and feel stronger. I hit the weight machines for the first time at the gym today. That was a funny sight. All kinds of instructions.

I'd like to encourage any previous participants to come back and keep at it. I wouldn't have lost any weight if I wasn't checking in weekly. Hope to hear from you.

MOWGLI
09-28-2005, 21:49
Hey everybody. I'm in Naples, FL with my wife. She has been sick for a couple of months now, and we're down here visiting a specialist. If anybody reading this does the "praying thing", please say one for Suzanne. We still don't know what's going on, and are just hoping for a diagnosis. Chronic Lyme is a prime suspect.

Here she is from this past June;
http://www.whiteblaze.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7637/sort/1/cat/500/page/1

Thanks!

Jeffrey Hunter

Youngblood
09-28-2005, 22:00
Hey everybody. I'm in Naples, FL with my wife. She has been sick for a couple of months now, and we're down here visiting a specialist. If anybody reading this does the "praying thing", please say one for Suzanne. We still don't know what's going on, and are just hoping for a diagnosis. Chronic Lyme is a prime suspect.

Here she is from this past June;
http://www.whiteblaze.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/7637/sort/1/cat/500/page/1

Thanks!

Jeffrey Hunter
Give Suzanne my best... it was nice to see her again at the presentation. Hope she shakes this real soon.

Youngblood

Hammock Hanger
09-28-2005, 22:04
She is on my prayer list. Hope it is no more serious then Lyme. That said Lyme can rack your system. I still have nuerological problems from my bout with it. PRAYERS, PRAYERS. Sue

neo
09-28-2005, 22:39
i am sorry to hear your wife is sick jeffery,me and the wife will be praying for her,i hope she makes a full recovery:cool: neo

Alligator
09-28-2005, 23:06
Sorry to hear that your wife is feeling ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

stargate
09-29-2005, 04:49
Hello,
I'm new to this site. Is it too late to join the weight loss. I weigh 178 which is way too much at only 5' 7". I want to get down to 145 before the AT in 2006. The AT will be my first long hike.
I don't know any one here but I do hope Mogli16 your wife gets to feeling much better.
She has our prayers.

MOWGLI
09-29-2005, 06:24
Thanks for the kind words and the prayers everyone. We head to the doctor at 8 AM.

neo
09-29-2005, 07:40
Thanks for the kind words and the prayers everyone. We head to the doctor at 8 AM.
hope every thing goes well for your wife jeffery,we are praying for her
:cool: neo

Youngblood
09-29-2005, 08:18
... Is it too late to join the weight loss...Welcome aboard. I've got you on the chart. Hopefully MowGli will be able to upload it after next weeks weigh-in (wednesday mornings for me).

Youngblood

Big Guy
09-29-2005, 14:03
Mowgli16: Soory to hear of your wifes illness wishing her a speedy recovery and will keep her in my prayers. An illness of a love one is hard on both parites. Keep the faith and know that there are many who will be praying for a speedy recovery so both of you can get back on the AT.

Alligator
10-05-2005, 22:34
Well, I'll get the ball rolling here. Too much fun over the weekend. Cheesecake and beer. Weighing in at 176. What a large blip that is going to make:eek: .

There is good news though. I had a health assessment at the gym and all areas were above average (in a good way;) ) except flexibility. They did a body fat measurement and it was at 11.8%. The ole heart rate was at 48 bpm. That always cracks me up because low rates run in my family. (or maybe I needed to be out in the sun to warm my blood up:-? .) Two things always happen. They extend the count period to 20-30 seconds, then ask "So, are you a runner?" I'm thinking I'm going to tell them I'm a Hari Krishna next time. Or maybe DWM will let me tell 'em I'm a sports juggler.

Almost There
10-05-2005, 22:42
I'll go with trying to lose weight with you all. Currently I weigh about 250, but still have most of my old football muscle. Looking to get down to 220 if I can by next June. Shouldn't be a problem as a head wrestling coach, but it seems since I turned 28 the weight doesn't want to come off. Good luck to everyone! No prizes, because if you trade muscle for fat then you shouldn't lose as much weight but you will be alot slimmer...and healthier. Weight training is a must when losing weight, if you don't then you will just eat your existing muscle as your body compensates, sorry, but as a coach I have had to become well versed in this area.

stargate
10-05-2005, 23:43
Not as much as hoped but down from 178 to 174. Maybe I'll be able to lose more during this next week. Just have to stay out of the kitchen.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
10-06-2005, 00:28
I'm back near my start weigh. My hubby's uncle was in the hospital and has now passed away. I was eating hospital cafe food for several weeks and then the food the churches provide for grieving families. Should be back on my diet by this weekend.

Lone Wolf
10-06-2005, 05:21
You don't need to weight train or go on a diet to lose weight. I lost 70 lbs. in 6 months by running and changing my eating habits. So simple it's stupid.

fiddlehead
10-06-2005, 05:37
I just got back to the states from my 9 1/2 months in Asia this year. The first shock i had (after the annual customs inspection at the airport) was seeing all the fat people. It didn't take me long to see why: It's the food choices we have here. I hadn't seen cheese in 9 1/2 months (except once i had pizza in Bangkok) and the food choices if you must eat out are not very healthy ( i was at a fund raiser for KAtrina and the healthiest thing on the menu was a hamburger)
The Asian people eat a lot of fish and where i live (Phuket) it's fresh. (caught within 24 hours) And rice of course is the norm.
Yes, there are some fat people there, they're the ones who eat the deep fried pork chops and deep fried this and that. but the average person over there is fit with a healthy posture and beautiful smile to go along with it.
I'm already having a hard time finding good things to eat here. I wish i could cook better. I have to drive 2 hours to find a good asian grocery store with the spices i need to cook thai and with the gas prices, that's not easy. I just have to put in my 2 1/2 months of work in and get my butt back where the food is healthy and tastes great.

Hammock Hanger
10-06-2005, 07:56
Back up 2 pounds. I was very good with not overeating on the cruise but the Goombay Smashs did add up!! I did get in some exercise walking around the ship, ocean kayaking, walking around the various towns and snorkeling.

I haad a blast and it was definately worth the 2 pounds.

Rockjock
10-06-2005, 08:42
Back up 2 pounds. I was very good with not overeating on the cruise but the Goombay Smashs did add up!! I did get in some exercise walking around the ship, ocean kayaking, walking around the various towns and snorkeling.

I haad a blast and it was definately worth the 2 pounds.
Ymmmm Goombay Smashes. I assume you headed down to the Bahamas??? I use to love the drink they had there called Goombay Punch, kinda like Hawaiian Punch w/ 2X the sugar.

Anyway checking in after weeks in the field @ 208 I hate going into the field it always means tons of junk food. Why can't there be 1 healthy place to eat when you're not at home. URGGGGGH :datz

Anyway went for a 9 mile loop in the GSMNP this weekend and started the new Bodypump glass at my gym so hopefully it won't stick around long.

Rock On

Frolicking Dinosaurs
10-07-2005, 07:21
Weight loss gets more difficult as we age. After about age 30 or so, your metabolism slows down about 1% per year. Women also have a metabolic shift at menopause that makes putting on weight far easier than before. I could stay slender in my earlier years by simply being active, but now I must exercise and watch my diet just to keep from gaining. Losing weight requires dieting these days :(

stargate
10-12-2005, 16:46
I didnt lose as much as hoped to down to 171.5. Getting there. Any ideas for dropping more than 3 or 4 pounds a week.

Hammock Hanger
10-12-2005, 19:44
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: NOT weighing in today!!! YUCK yuck yuck!!

Alligator
10-12-2005, 20:08
Well someone has to weigh in! I'm at 175.

Stargate, a little at a time is just fine. Work on exercising and see what happens.

Rockjock
10-13-2005, 08:48
A minor plateau at 207, but that is using a different scale mine actually died. Well just the batteries.

Hammock Hanger
10-13-2005, 09:48
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: NOT weighing in today!!! YUCK yuck yuck!!
Feeling better today. Tantrum over. 171, again.

Alligator
10-20-2005, 21:25
Weighing in at 172.5.

CynJ
10-20-2005, 22:36
Can anyone join this party? :cool:

I am obese, not just overweight but obsese and I have finally admitted it to myself and I am working on correcting it. I've got some medical issues I am working through, and was recently put on meds (a week ago) to control my insulin as I am a borderline diabetic (I am execeptionally insulin resistant).

About 6 weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers and I am doing fairly well. I'm working out on the treadmill doing a heavy fat-burn almost endurance program and its great. Sometimes I am throwing on my knapsack with a 20lb weight in it to help condition me even further.

December of last year I was 267lbs (I am 5'2"), then in February I was in a car accident and laid up for a couple months with a back injury and wasn't exercising at all and I ballooned up to almost 280lbs. When I started WW the beginning of September I started out at 261 and currently I am at 249lbs.

The doctor is pleased and so am I. And the meds he put me on are supposed to help my body loose weight now that I won't be so insulin resistant.

So I am game for the challenge!

As a p.s. - in WW you have to set a goal for yourself - my goal reads "My personal goal is to be healthy - being skinny will just be a nice side effect!
My motivation is to be healthy so I can carry a 50lb backpack and spend two weeks hiking the Appalachian Trail."

Alligator
10-20-2005, 22:50
Can anyone join this party? :cool:
Sure can. We usually check in around Weds. or Thurs. There's a chart to track progress but it is on hold for the time being.

Hammock Hanger
10-20-2005, 23:01
172 this week... I'm not working out and it shows.

Cyn: You go girl...

Mowgli: How's the wife??

stargate
10-20-2005, 23:33
I was trying to avoid the post this week up a pound to 172. Not the direction I was headed.
Maybe next week will have better news. But then again didnt do any walking this week.

Hammock Hanger
10-21-2005, 08:26
I was trying to avoid the post this week up a pound to 172. Not the direction I was headed.
Maybe next week will have better news. But then again didnt do any walking this week.
Let's both shoot for 170 next weigh in... :clap

Youngblood
10-21-2005, 11:18
I'm up to 214.5. I've been sidelined for a while with my knee and unfortunetly putting on weight. I'm keeping the chart, Mowgli hasn't converted it to pdf and posted it in a while. If you want in just say so and I'll put you on it.

Youngblood

Footslogger
10-21-2005, 11:28
Weight loss gets more difficult as we age. After about age 30 or so, your metabolism slows down about 1% per year. :(=======================================
OK then let's see ...at 56 my ability to lose weight has dropped over 20%. Might as well just pack it in now and accept 179 as my normal weight and move on from there. Cause I'm darn sure not gonna try 20% harder to lose weight.

'Slogger

Almost There
10-21-2005, 12:15
Many of you focus on the wrong thing. It isn't about weight loss and more about health. Worry about getting healthy and the weight will eventually come off. I advocated once to make sure in doing weight training along with your cardio workouts. LW said you didn't have to do this in order to lose weight, while I agree to a point, it isn't about losing weight that you work out your muscles, but rather for your bone health as you lose weight. Also, this will help to shave inches from your body, even without drastic weight loss results. I am 30yrs old, 6ft, 247lbs. In the past month I have lost only 5lbs, but I have shaved 2 inches from my waist, and inches elsewhere as well. Most doctors urge a balance between cardio and weights, and weights simply means some form of resistence, doesn't have to mean bench pressing 300lbs. We lose muscle before fat, weight train to retain said muscle, unless you are running 5+ miles a day, etc. Oh, all that being said, before thinking this guy is fat, I have a 50 inch chest, and wear a 38 waist pants. Simply a big guy, doctors told me long ago to ignore the obesity charts, if I want to find out where I should be I need to go in for testing.

Rockjock
10-21-2005, 16:26
At 205 this week.

Mowgli hope all is going well with the wife haven't heard from you in a while.
Rock

Red Hat
10-22-2005, 11:12
Maybe if I join this group, I'll get motivated to lose some weight! Never weighed more than 125 lbs until I was 40. Now I am 58... the years pack it on. I started the AT last year at 155, after working hard to get there. After I got off the trail, I have steadily put it all back. Right now I am 170, the heaviest ever!

As for you HH, my dear little pink hatted sister, don't get discouraged, we're in this together.

Alligator
10-27-2005, 12:13
Weighing in at 171.

Hammock Hanger
10-27-2005, 12:17
:banana 1:banana 6:banana 8:banana !!!!!

Alligator
10-27-2005, 12:27
Hahaha. Good job HH!

Marta
10-27-2005, 12:28
Here I am, trying to enjoy my lunch at work, and I come upon this thread! Ouch! At least there's not a scale anywhere around to tell me exactly how much I need to lose...

Marta

stargate
10-28-2005, 02:26
I seem to be stuck at 172 :sun

CynJ
10-28-2005, 07:44
I can sum up my <cough> weight loss week in two words - bad week. 'Nuff said.

Back on track for this week.

Red Hat
10-31-2005, 16:33
congrats HH, unfortunately, I'm still 170... you skinny little thing!

Joey
10-31-2005, 16:37
I'm in!! Need to lose 30 lbs myself

Rockjock
10-31-2005, 17:49
On the way down hit 205 was lower earlier in the week, but then I splurged on Friday.

Red Hat
11-14-2005, 20:28
Ten days and no reports... are we all ashamed of ourselves? I'm still at 170 and frustrated. Red Hat

c.coyle
11-14-2005, 21:24
In two weeks I'm down 10 on the South Beach Diet, which is basically common sense: almost no simple carbs (white flour, added sugar, alcohol) and saturated fats. Lots of complex carbs (fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts) and good fats (certain kinds of fish, olive oil, etc.). Lean meat is OK. Eating plenty. Amazingly, after 3 or 4 days w/o simple carbs, the cravings pretty much disappeared.

The downside is it's lots of whole foods, which take more time and effort to prepare. Crappy food sure can be quick and easy.

6'0", 224 this morning. At least another 10 to go.

stargate
11-14-2005, 23:32
I have not replied because of a weight gain. up to 176.5 too many things going on at one time. Friend died, trying to stop smoking, income plumet, sick kids, and very little sleep. Hoping to start back down within the next few weeks.

Ridge
07-06-2006, 20:39
I can't believe the post I'm now making is the first in over 9 months. Anyway, I just talked to a friend in Harpers Ferry they told me that a thru-hiker was there waiting for a shipment from an outfitter. Seems they had lost so much weight since Springer they now had to get new cloths and mostly a new waist belt for their backpack. He said the hiker was also having to wear an extra sock on each foot to take up the excess space in the footwear.

Skidsteer
07-06-2006, 20:45
I just talked to a friend in Harpers Ferry they told me that a thru-hiker was there waiting for a shipment from an outfitter. Seems they had lost so much weight since Springer they now had to get new cloths and mostly a new waist belt for their backpack. He said the hiker was also having to wear an extra sock on each foot to take up the excess space in the footwear.

I thought Minnesota was in the Duncannon area. ;)

Ridge
07-06-2006, 21:11
I thought Minnesota was in the Duncannon area. ;)

I had always wondered why his name was Minnesota, now I know. He reminds me of a large friend of mine who was at the gym one day, I told him about the new "Talking Electronic Scales" ( only the Electronic part was correct). I followed him to the scales and when he got on, I said in a muffled voice behind him......"ONE AT A TIME PLEASE"

Frolicking Dinosaurs
07-06-2006, 22:03
I'm still as fluffy as ever. We need to revive this thread.

Stonewall
07-07-2006, 09:28
I had just found this thread thanks to the bump so lets dust off the cobwebs and start a new.

For anyone who wants to be in the challenge or was in the challenge post/re-post your starting weight how much you want to lose and by when. Then we will report every Friday. For anyone who accepts the challenge and does not report. We will constantly PM and E-Mail you till you do

I am currently 209 I would like to drop 20-30 lbs by February to start my Thru hike off on the light foot.

SawnieRobertson
07-07-2006, 13:18
I'm in, and those who know me know that is a good thing. Anything I lose is a great loss, but no one would be crying if by year's end 75 pounds of the present self had been lifted from these bones. I can't do anything about my white hair, but I can certainly do alot to help my hike by doing something about the pounds my feet are carrying. Everyone of us is a winner for every pound of fat energy sent back out into the atmosphere. Best of luck, All. I'm with ya.--Kinnickinic

SawnieRobertson
07-07-2006, 13:49
Okay here goes... I'm 178 and I need, want to be 155.:o Can I be Walking Eagle #3??? (Can't believe I went public wit that:eek: ) Sue

Worked all my first 13 years earning those 60 inches vertical.

Charts would have me still striving for 73 inches.

I can walk under low branches with little difficulty though.

BMI: 37%. Gotta weigh to go to pull in the horizontal.

Kinnickinic

Ridge
07-07-2006, 13:54
Will all of you on the weight-loss wagon please ship me (on a weekly basis) all the food you would normally eat, but are now swearing off? In the case of refrigerated food just send the money it would cost. If no, then get together and drop-box the stuff to a thru-hiker on the trail, I know he needs it.

SawnieRobertson
07-07-2006, 16:29
:banana
I think the goal is individual in nature. Lets shoot for quarterly results - September 1 2005, December 1 2005, March 1 2006, June 1 2006. If I'm to be successful, I need to be interested in this 1 year from now. Ideally I'll weigh 195 a year from now.

I agree that there should probably be no prize.

Wouldn't it be cool if we could demonstrate a signficant collective weight loss? And they say organizing hikers is like herding cats...

I like quarterly results. "See you" September 1, 2006.

I'm in.

Kinnickinic

Frolicking Dinosaurs
07-07-2006, 21:54
I'm at 211 lb right now and need to be around 150. I gained a lot of weight during menopause after having been too thin all of my life.

Mountain Man
07-07-2006, 22:41
I'm in also. I'm at 235 right now and would like to get to 200 before I start my Thru on March 17th 07. I know I need to lose some more but I guess I better keep some for my hike.:D

Ridge
07-08-2006, 01:10
There is only one way to lose or gain weight intentionally. I've proved it twice in the last ten years to an old hiking buddy and to myself. You can calculate mathematically, and hit real close, what your weight will be at a future date.
We'll talk just about weight loss: You have to set boundaries. Like the safest max amount to lose in a week and the daily minimum caloric intake. Stay in these boundaries or risk screwing up your metabolism. I Repeat, take in at least the min daily calories. Always calculate additional, or extra calories burned, such as a hike, figure 400-500 cal / hr without a backpack, 1000 with light daypack and up to 6000 or more on long thru-hike type hiking. Get on the web sites that have everything you ever wanted to know about min calories, calories burned, and most important, what each food or drink item has in calories. Just figure what the calories you had today, it don't take much to see where the rolls of fat are coming from. You'll also find how many calories you need to burn to drop a lb. Also very important, don't skimp on the water, drink a lot of cold water, just don't over do it. You need to calculate the min number of calories to maintain your current weight, then you need to calculate how many calories you need to deduct to safely lose anywhere from a 1/2 to 3/4 lb per day MAX. The deduction has to come from either eating fewer calories or working them off, ie: hiking, walking, racquetball etc. Be reasonable in using the charts in the amt of calories burned, not the max they give. It requires writing down and keeping track everything that you eat or drink, gum, a peanut , a saltine, it all adds up... quickly.
I put on 30 lbs before I went on a 30 day hike one year, it took the same kind of discipline to put it on, took me about 4-5 months. When I got back, my net lose was about half. I used the same method to take that off, only in reverse. Took me about 2 months to drop the 15 lbs. It was tough, but I kept a running diary on my computer of everything I ate, every single day, along with all the extra calories I burned over the min amt to keep alive. The reason most people never can lose weight is because they just don't want to do the bookkeeping it takes. Its like a campfire, the more fuel you throw on it the bigger it gets, the more you throw in your gut, the bigger you get, you just can't burn it quick enough, so you gain weight. People blame their genes, metabolism, I born to be fat, and...blah, blah, blah. I've seen lots of video tape of the Holocaust and probably have seen hundreds if not thousands of those poor imprisoned souls, I've yet to see any fat ones, and never heard of any. So, theres really no excuses. If you really want to lose the weight you got to keep records and the web sites are there with everything you could possibly need. Remember this, when losing weight it doesn't matter what you eat, you can eat lard every day, as long as you eat the right number of calories. Now, if you want to talk about your heart and health, thats a course in nutrition. I would recommend you toss the diet pills and books, eat healthy stuff, stay away from the fast food junk, and just follow my plan. (after a while I got where I remembered the number of calories in just about all the things I usually ate) I guarantee you'll lose the weight even if you eat at McDonald's 3 meals a day, as long as you stay in the calorie guidelines and keep the records and calculations. Also, make breakfast and lunch your biggest meals, don't eat after 7pm. This has to do with your metabolism, gut and mind.

Lone Wolf
07-08-2006, 06:38
It's easy kids. Increase your exercise and decrease the s**t you shove in your pie hole. Diets don't work. Changing your lifestyle does.
Like I said...:) Pretty simple.

Almost There
07-08-2006, 11:54
Well put Wolf!

coldspring
07-08-2006, 13:04
I had basically quit hiking at all for a year or two. Last year, in the spring, I hit 256 and said enough is enough. Started hiking again, and cut down on the mass quantities of beer to. Now I am down to 205, but still want to hit 175 by the end of this year. It will be nice to shed another 20-30 lbs from my packing, I won't know what to think!

onicoe
07-08-2006, 13:14
I'll join in too. extra motivation is always nice.

i weighed myself this morning at 229.5. my ultimate goal is ~150 in terms of weight. really, i just want to get healthier, like someone mentioned already skinny is just a nice bonus.

hiker5
07-09-2006, 14:36
If you want to go the bookkeeping route, the food pyramid website works well for this. http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov can help you keep track of the food you consume and the calories you consume. For some people, seeing the numbers on paper helps you make better decisions about what to eat. I used this last year to lose 24 lbs.

The site has some other nice features as well. You can chart your consumption over time, as well as break downs of protein, carbs, fat, etc. The only feature I wished they would add is a record of your weight. But I understand that the purpose of the site is to promote healthier eating, and not weight loss specifically. I hope this helps someone.

Ridge
07-14-2006, 21:34
Diet vs. exercise for losing pounds


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13821677/

Frolicking Dinosaurs
07-14-2006, 22:09
It's easy kids. Increase your exercise and decrease the s**t you shove in your pie hole. Diets don't work. Changing your lifestyle does.
Diet plus exercise = I've lost 8 lbs.

ed bell
12-31-2007, 11:27
It's been a while since this thread was active. Anyone want or need to lose some of the dreaded gut? I'm hovering around the max weight I have ever been up to in my 38 years. The New Year always seems like a good place to start. :sun

Ewker
12-31-2007, 11:32
I would recommend Weight Watchers to anyone. It works and you are never hungry on the program.

Lone Wolf
12-31-2007, 11:34
It's been a while since this thread was active. Anyone want or need to lose some of the dreaded gut? I'm hovering around the max weight I have ever been up to in my 38 years. The New Year always seems like a good place to start. :sun

eat less execise more. don't go on a "diet", they're about deprivation and only work short term.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
12-31-2007, 11:34
I am trying to lose some - between having my PT and exercise routine disrupted for months (my mother frolicked off to trails of gold :( in late September) and lots and lots of travel (with lots of eating out) and lots of people bringing comfort foods to the house... and then having a flu-like illness for 6 weeks... I'm at my top weight ever as well. I've already started making some eating modifications, but I really need to get back to PT and exercise.

Anyone else?

Alligator
12-31-2007, 11:40
I put 12 of the pounds I lost back on:( so I'd be game. I'm not cleared for exercise yet though, but I should be in a week or two. I found this thread to be very helpful myself.

It might be good to start a second thread. Also, rather than posting true weights, I suggest that we post losses gains. What do others think on that? I'm thinking more people might get involved.

ed bell
12-31-2007, 11:52
eat less execise more. don't go on a "diet", they're about deprivation and only work short term.That's the plan. I'll never diet.

serenityrich
12-31-2007, 14:44
I weighed 374lbs in October 2006. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning without leaning on a chair to stand up. My back, legs and ankles hurt all the time and I had been thinking for awhile - there must be a better way to live than this.

I believe that my obsession to hike again as I did in my youth was a motivating factor in wanting to thru-hike the AT. So I started to walk on a paved path in San Leandro, CA. First, a mile at a time, and oh did it hurt!

After I became use to that level of effort I pushed it up to three then six and then eight, but all flat well graded paths.

I'm now down to 280lbs. I've let go of my job, my house and many of my worldly possession because they were all just extra weight.

For the last two months I've been staying above the falls and walking on the Approach Trail from High Shoals Rd (just outside of the park) up to Frosty Mtn. then back on the road. It took over a month to strengthen my ankles and when they hurt too bad I soak my feet in Little Amicalola Creek.

Oh yea! I'm loving every minute of my life today - this is a better way. I plan to take off NOBO in mid Feb 2008 and live my dream. Maybe loose some more of this weight I'm carrying.

Rich

Frolicking Dinosaurs
12-31-2007, 14:47
::: Dino gives high five to SerenityRich :::
High Shoals Road - is that the one with the small church that's been restored?

Landshark
12-31-2007, 15:51
I believe that my obsession to hike again as I did in my youth was a motivating factor .....



Glad to see this thread.

Getting in hiking-shape was great motivation for me a few years ago. Active in high school and college, became a couch potato through grad school but then I got into hiking, but panted my way through short day hikes.

In 2006 from Jan to June I lost about 40 lbs doing Weight Watchers. And I've kept it off (all but a few pounds of "holiday weight" which WILL come off--the snow is falling and my snowshoes are calling!).

I just started backpacking this past June, and when I 1st stepped on the scale with a full pack on my thoughts were 1. "Oh my god, it's the 'old' weight" 2. "I guess I need to scale back some items" and 3. "I can't believe I used to carry this much weight around on ME without a pack"

Puts it in perspective! I think having the goal of getting in shape to make it easier for me to pursue something I enjoy, hiking (plus, being able to exercise by doing that very thing) made me stick with it more than having the goal of fitting in to a particular pair of pants.


Good luck to all with the annual New Year's resolution weight loss routine. I hope this thread keeps going!

T-Dubs
12-31-2007, 16:41
It's been a while since this thread was active. Anyone want or need to lose some of the dreaded gut?

I've lost 30# since last year at this time, have another 20+ to go. Everything I've read to date indicates the key is to eat no refined carbs and to lift weights. Strenuous aerobic exercise is just like a starvation diet. It works for the time you're doing it but has no long-term success. One needs to eat calories that are used immediately rather than stored for later.
With that...I'm in.

TWS

weary
12-31-2007, 17:04
I sort a use the Lone Wolf plan. Though it is easy for me to say since I've never been grossly fat. I came off the trail 14 years ago at 175 and had inched up to 195 when I came home from five weeks in Alaska last July. I didn't count calories other than informally, or diet. I did mostly stop nibbling between meals and I started using a smaller plate and eating more high fiber foods. Breakfast is usually, milk, raisin bran, and a half bananna, though I tend to have toast and eggs, and jelly (homemade) once or twice a week. Lunch is a high fiber bread sandwich with whatever meat is on sale at the deli. Supper is usually potato, meat and a veggie, most of a bottle of wine, and occasionally a dish of ice cream.

I walk on a hilly woodland trail around 15-20 miles a week.

My scales this morning read 181. I figure on dropping another 5 or 6 pounds before summer, though I find it hard to get below 180. We shall see.

Weary

Frolicking Dinosaurs
12-31-2007, 17:14
In years past, I was too thin. My doctor was always on me to gain weight. But since menopause, well, there's plenty of Dino to love. I lost 50 pounds on a low-carb plan but had to stop because it wrecked my lipid profile. While it improves lipids for most, this is not the case for all.

HikerRanky
12-31-2007, 18:34
It's been a while since this thread was active. Anyone want or need to lose some of the dreaded gut? I'm hovering around the max weight I have ever been up to in my 38 years. The New Year always seems like a good place to start. :sun

Hey Ed,

I've been slowly inching towards the dreaded 300 mark (I'm 6'6", 297 lbs with large bones, and 36" legs) ALL of my excess baggage is in the gut region.

My goal is to get down to 240 lbs this year.....

My gameplan is to eat better, hike more, swim more......

Randy

cowboy nichols
12-31-2007, 19:57
I'm in, The only time my weight isn't a problem is when I'm hiking. I need to knock off 30 lbs. It just doesn't make sense to try and cut my pack weight when I'm carrying around 30 extra pounds . Good luck to yuo all.

Hammock Hanger
01-01-2008, 09:49
I saw this old thread had come back to haunt me... So, I checked back to the beginning when I was going to lose weight in 2005. I am one pound lighter!!! Well at least I haven't gained any weight in 3 years. Of course I have lost 30 pounds a number of times and then found it.

Good luck to all who want to lose weight and get healthy.

MOWGLI
01-01-2008, 09:56
I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds before my JMT hike starting in July. One strategy is to hike a trail from my house to the top of Lookout Mountain 100 times before the JMT hike begins. That's a 1000' elevation gain in 2 miles. I have 96 more hikes to do!

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-01-2008, 10:15
I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds before my JMT hike starting in July. One strategy is to hike a trail from my house to the top of Lookout Mountain 100 times before the JMT hike begins. That's a 1000' elevation gain in 2 miles. I have 96 more hikes to do!Yikes - is that the back way up to Sunset Rock or what?

MOWGLI
01-01-2008, 10:21
Yikes - is that the back way up to Sunset Rock or what?

Yup. I walk out my cabin and the trailhead is across the road. I'm looking at it as I type. In fact, two hikers just walked by! If you want to join me for a hike sometime, just drop me a note. We can do Sunset Rock or any number of milder options.

ARambler
01-01-2008, 10:24
I'm starting the year at 163.5.
That's about 8 lb lighter than last year and 1 lb lighter than last week, but 15 lb heavier than November 6 when I got home from my thru.
Rambler

drumbeat
01-01-2008, 10:42
I'm in, need to lose 25 lbs. and that would put me at 190. HikerRandy, you doing any hikes around middle Tn? or just using the tread mill?

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-01-2008, 11:07
Yup. I walk out my cabin and the trailhead is across the road. I'm looking at it as I type. In fact, two hikers just walked by! If you want to join me for a hike sometime, just drop me a note. We can do Sunset Rock or any number of milder options.I'll have to get in much better shape to do the back trail up to Sunset... maybe we could hike with my Dad? He kind of needs to know where some of the local trails are.... and I need to remember. It's been a year or two since a hiked around in those hills :D

Wilson
01-01-2008, 12:02
265 now, 180 is the goal by this time next year. $5 a pound for anything over 180, goes to a co-worker 1-1-09. And vise versa. We're both about the same height and build.

A little motivation to lose it and keep it off for a year.
If we both do get to 180, no money is owed to either.

Good luck.

The Solemates
01-01-2008, 12:26
I'm 220. I'd like to be 215. I'm in. :)

Pedaling Fool
01-01-2008, 12:31
I went from 240 to 190 between Springer and Damascus in 2006. Been able to keep of most the weight, been hard, just got keep the intake down and stay active. I'm 220 now, but will lose it this year between Springer and Harpers Ferry.

ed bell
01-01-2008, 12:47
Looks like quite a few interested in sharing their goals and progress on this.:)
Well, I'm going to a New Years Day party and then it's on the scale for me. Someone mentioned starting a new thread, but I think there is plenty of good info and inspiration in this thread. Add the fact that this thread is well known and has a lot of views...maybe just add to it? Thoughts?

MOWGLI
01-01-2008, 14:38
I'll have to get in much better shape to do the back trail up to Sunset... maybe we could hike with my Dad? He kind of needs to know where some of the local trails are.... and I need to remember. It's been a year or two since a hiked around in those hills :D

Sure! Bring Dear Old Day by. There's plenty of gentle stuff here. Old woods roads that have hardly any grade, but get you out in the woods. Give me a shout!

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 00:28
I'm in, need to lose 25 lbs. and that would put me at 190. HikerRandy, you doing any hikes around middle Tn? or just using the tread mill?

Hey Drumbeat!

I'm going to hit both some..... Probably the Warners and some other trails around here.... We have a treadmill here at the house, and I work in downtown Nashville, so I will probably walk some on my lunch hour... LP Field is just across the pedestrian bridge from me....

OK, here's the weight as of 10pm 1/1/2008: 295 lbs..... 55 lbs to drop.....

Randy

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 00:31
Looks like quite a few interested in sharing their goals and progress on this.:)
Well, I'm going to a New Years Day party and then it's on the scale for me. Someone mentioned starting a new thread, but I think there is plenty of good info and inspiration in this thread. Add the fact that this thread is well known and has a lot of views...maybe just add to it? Thoughts?

I vote for just keeping this thread alive...... It has already provided me with some motivation already......

Randy

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-02-2008, 10:37
::: Dino seen eating a bowl of Zero-Point Weight Watcher Italian Soup :::

This is some good stuff - it can be done in a crockpot or on the stove:

10 oz spinach, baby leaves
2 medium carrot(s), chopped
2 medium stalk celery, chopped
1 large onion(s), chopped
1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
4 cup vegetable broth
28 oz canned diced tomatoes
2 piece bay leaf
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed

Simmer for 3 to 5 hours or crockpot for 5 hours. Remove bay leaves. Makes 8 cups

Alligator
01-02-2008, 14:28
Looks like quite a few interested in sharing their goals and progress on this.:)
Well, I'm going to a New Years Day party and then it's on the scale for me. Someone mentioned starting a new thread, but I think there is plenty of good info and inspiration in this thread. Add the fact that this thread is well known and has a lot of views...maybe just add to it? Thoughts?If folks found inspiration in the previous posts than by all means continue on with this thread.

I'm going to plug again that the we just keep track of the weight lost/gained. Some folks might be sensitive to the actual number and what we are really interested in is the losses. Who wants to be the record keeper?

MOWGLI
01-02-2008, 14:35
Jeepers Creepers! I tipped the scales at 244 this morning - AFTER my 4 mile hike! I swear the scale shouted at me and called me a fat bastard and told me to get off. :eek:

I want to lose 34 pounds by mid July.

Funny how I'm eating as I type this post. (sautéed root veggies) :sun

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-02-2008, 14:35
I'm going to plug again that the we just keep track of the weight lost/gained. Some folks might be sensitive to the actual number and what we are really interested in is the losses. Who wants to be the record keeper?::: Prune-faced Dino looks over trifocals at Alligator and sternly says :::
There are two things you never ask a southern lady - her age or her weight....

MOWGLI
01-02-2008, 14:37
. Who wants to be the record keeper?

I did it before and could do it again. Notifications by PM. Alligator, can you be my backup? I'll be hiking in 3 weeks in Florida, and will be gone for a full week.

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 14:41
I'm going to plug again that the we just keep track of the weight lost/gained. Some folks might be sensitive to the actual number and what we are really interested in is the losses. Who wants to be the record keeper?

I'll volunteer to be the record keeper... My primary job is a project manager, and I'm used to keeping up with documentation and reports.....

And I posted my weight because it will keep me motivated.... I'm not suggesting that anyone else do it unless they want to....


Here is who I have as being in:

HikerRandy
Ed Bell
The Solemates
Wilson
Drumbeat
Mowgli16

Did I miss anyone?

MOWGLI
01-02-2008, 14:43
I'll volunteer to be the record keeper... My primary job is a project manager, and I'm used to keeping up with documentation and reports.....

And I posted my weight because it will keep me motivated.... I'm not suggesting that anyone else do it unless they want to....


Here is who I have as being in:

HikerRandy
Ed Bell
The Solemates
Wilson
Drumbeat
Mowgli16

Did I miss anyone?

HikerRandy,

Thank you! I used to create an Excel spreadsheet and attach it each week. You might have a better idea. Go for it!

MOWGLI
01-02-2008, 14:45
Did I miss anyone?

Cowboy Nichols.

Ewker
01-02-2008, 14:45
good luck to all of you. I get weighed in every 2 weeks at weight watchers so that helps keep me on track

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 14:49
Jeepers Creepers! I tipped the scales at 244 this morning - AFTER my 4 mile hike! I swear the scale shouted at me and called me a fat bastard and told me to get off. :eek:

I want to lose 34 pounds by mid July.

Funny how I'm eating as I type this post. (sautéed root veggies) :sun

Hang in there!

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 14:50
HikerRandy,

Thank you! I used to create an Excel spreadsheet and attach it each week. You might have a better idea. Go for it!

That's what I was going to do as well.....

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 14:51
Cowboy Nichols.

Thanks!

Cindy from Indy
01-02-2008, 15:04
Yup. I walk out my cabin and the trailhead is across the road. I'm looking at it as I type. In fact, two hikers just walked by! If you want to join me for a hike sometime, just drop me a note. We can do Sunset Rock or any number of milder options.

And then, can we ride the rail car back down??? lol :D

Actually, I'm serious. I'd like to lose 100lbs before I head out from Springer in April. LOL--but since that's not going to happen, I'd settle for 20lbs and then let the rest melt off on the trail.

MOWGLI
01-02-2008, 15:08
And then, can we ride the rail car back down??? lol :D

Don't laugh! When Hammock Hanger came through Chattanooga on her Great Eastern Trail hike last year, she took the incline rail down to St. Elmo at my urging. The Incline Rail is an option on the Great Eastern Trail!

And you are always welcome to join me! I live at the base of the mountain, so I walk out my door and I'm on the trail. No driving required!

Cindy from Indy
01-02-2008, 15:08
Did I miss anyone?

Count me in!! Cindy from Indy

Good Luck to everyone!! Eat less, exercise more!! We can do it!!! :sun

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 15:10
So do we want to do reports on a weekly basis or a biweekly basis like Ewker and Weight Watchers do?

Me personally I would prefer the weekly approach, since we really want this to be a lifestyle change rather than just another diet.... And do our reporting on Monday's.... That way you have some motivation to get out on the weekend and hike or exercise or something....

Feedback is most welcome here!

Randy

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-02-2008, 15:27
:::: Dino swallows real hard and PMs weight to Randy ::::
:::: Randy faints at sight of Dino weight :D ::::

max patch
01-02-2008, 15:29
I watched a show last night after the Sugar Bowl about a 627 lb woman and what she went thru to lose weight...so no matter your current weight is it could be worse.

climbabout
01-02-2008, 15:38
Is it too late to get my name on your list? Had no internet over the holiday and just saw this post. I'm currently at 217.5 looking to get back to 170.
Tim

Alligator
01-02-2008, 16:30
::: Prune-faced Dino looks over trifocals at Alligator and sternly says :::
There are two things you never ask a southern lady - her age or her weight....That was sort of what I was thinking, I figure we can get a boost in women participating with a +/- approach.

I'm in too Randy. Put me at 183. (That was before New Year's Eve:o )

Once a week is better IMO, just pick a day.

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 16:43
Count me in!! Cindy from Indy

Good Luck to everyone!! Eat less, exercise more!! We can do it!!! :sun

Got you on the list Cindy! Good Luck!

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 16:44
Is it too late to get my name on your list? Had no internet over the holiday and just saw this post. I'm currently at 217.5 looking to get back to 170.
Tim

Never to late to get on the list!

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 16:44
:::: Dino swallows real hard and PMs weight to Randy ::::
:::: Randy faints at sight of Dino weight :D ::::

No fainting on this end....

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 16:54
So unless I hear a lot of moaning and groaning, we'll report on Mondays... and I'll post losses based upon the previous week... I can do it, in the name of not revealing start weights, as a percentage of loss from the starting weight.... That way if a person wants to post their actual amount, they can, but I won't...

Sound good to everyone?

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-02-2008, 16:57
::: Dino seen kissing Randy on the toes :::

T-Dubs
01-02-2008, 17:38
Did I miss anyone?

I'm in.
Christmas Tom now weighs 211. Hope to be in the low 190s.

I'll say again that aerobic exercise and reduced calorie diets may not be the key to LONG TERM weight loss. Weight training and reduced carbohydrates might be.

TWS

mlkelley
01-02-2008, 17:48
I'm in. I just checked, and I'm back up to 269lbs., gaining 21lbs. in the past 6 weeks....i'm freakin' pathetic.:eek:
I've got 71 days 'till the start of my attempt to thru. Hopefully I can lose 15-20 lbs. by then.

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 18:14
::: Dino seen kissing Randy on the toes :::

Quite that! MY feet are ticklish!!!!!:)

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 18:15
I'm in.
Christmas Tom now weighs 211. Hope to be in the low 190s.

I'll say again that aerobic exercise and reduced calorie diets may not be the key to LONG TERM weight loss. Weight training and reduced carbohydrates might be.

TWS

Got ya on the list Tom! Welcome Aboard!

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 18:17
I'm in. I just checked, and I'm back up to 269lbs., gaining 21lbs. in the past 6 weeks....i'm freakin' pathetic.:eek:
I've got 71 days 'till the start of my attempt to thru. Hopefully I can lose 15-20 lbs. by then.

Welcome aboard mlkelley!

I've got you down with a goal weight of 249... When are you starting your thru?

Randy

mlkelley
01-02-2008, 19:06
I
Welcome aboard mlkelley!

I've got you down with a goal weight of 249... When are you starting your thru?

Randy

My start date is the 15th of March, although I think i'm going to push it back a couple of days so as to not start on a weekend. And my actual target weight is 200+-.

HikerRanky
01-02-2008, 19:40
my actual target weight is 200+-.

Target weight revised

OregonHiker
01-02-2008, 21:11
Never to late to get on the list!

Oregon hiker
6-2
250

drumbeat
01-02-2008, 21:14
wow, feel like im behind since last post, lots of folks signing on. HikerRandy, you can put me down at 215, goal weight 190. A little splurge tonight at Olive Garden, but all that pasta will just give me the energy to go do 5 miles on the treadmill tonight :) Good luck to all.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-02-2008, 21:15
Dino Dinner - poached fish, broccoli, Brussels spouts, Lima beans, tomato. I'm already hungry - guess I'll eat some more veggies.

drumbeat
01-02-2008, 21:21
Dino Dinner - poached fish, broccoli, Brussels spouts, Lima beans, tomato. I'm already hungry - guess I'll eat some more veggies.

Nice Dino, Keep up the good work, thats a good meal combo...veggie on ;)

Ewker
01-02-2008, 21:35
don't forget to drink 8-10 8 ounce glasses of water a day

Cindy from Indy
01-02-2008, 22:56
Cindy from Indy
5'7", 244
Goal 5'7", 200 (by April 22nd)

Pennsylvania Rose
01-03-2008, 10:02
I'm in. My goal is 135. Need a new scale, so I'm not sure exactly what I weigh - probably need to lose around 80 lbs. Scary, eh? I'm headed to Weight Watchers tonight, so I'll post my info tomorrow.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-03-2008, 10:07
Dino Breakfast:
2 cups of shredded wheat with Splenda
2 cups of skim milk
3 stewed prunes and one dried aprocot (edited because the apple was too soft for regular eating - it is turning into mini apple cobbler for He-Dino)
one wish-biscuit (that's wishing I was eating a biscuit :D )

mrc237
01-03-2008, 10:28
Getting involved. Gained 4+ lbs over holidays. Goal is 200lbs by May 30th @ 227 now down from 252 a real fat bastid am I! Off to the gym!! Anyone counting points out there?

Lone Wolf
01-03-2008, 10:51
what kinda points?

ki0eh
01-03-2008, 10:51
The Incline Rail is an option on the Great Eastern Trail!

Doesn't the map show that as the official route? ;)

mrc237
01-03-2008, 10:56
From the WW

Lone Wolf
01-03-2008, 10:58
From the WW

frig that WW. eat less, run more. you know that. diets don't work

Ewker
01-03-2008, 10:58
Wolf, when using Weight Watchers you count points. A person gets so many points per day based on weight,age, activity, etc. As you lose 10 lbs you drop 1 point per day. Once you get to your goal weight and maintain it you add points back. I started with 32 points per day and once I reached my goal weight I was at 28 points, then I added back 4 points so I would maintain my weight

Exp: 1 egg=2 point
1 cup (8 ounce) of skim milk=2 points

to get total points you take the calories, fiber and fat per serving size. there is a chart that you go by that tells you how many points are in each serving.

I ate 3 meals a day and 2 snacks and was never hungry. I lost 50 lbs doing that. Now I did gain a little back over the holidays and from being home sick for 2 weeks but I am back on the plan today.
Weight Watchers isn't a diet..it is a program to learn how to eat and to learn what a serving size is. Imagine my horror when I found out a rack of ribs wasn't one serving but 4 servings :eek:

doggiebag
01-03-2008, 10:59
You folks may think this is nuts ... but in some areas of the world. Having a couple of extra pounds was viewed as a sign of wealth. :D

Lone Wolf
01-03-2008, 11:04
then the U.S. is loaded with some rich mofos! :eek:

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-03-2008, 11:13
For now, I'm following the basic WW Core program. On this, you are not limited in amounts you can eat, but limited to certain foods - vegetables and fruits; soups (non-creamy); whole wheat pasta, brown rice, potatoes and grains; high fiber and other cereals without added sugar; lean meats, poultry, fish and eggs; fat-free milk products; olive or canola oil in limited quantity); condiments; sugar-free beverages.

In addition, you have 35 points per week to add a few items. It is just easier for me to get started this way.

doggiebag
01-03-2008, 11:15
then the U.S. is loaded with some rich mofos! :eek:
Tell me about it ... now my cousin's broke trying to maintain his "trophy" wife's appearance.:eek:

HikerRanky
01-03-2008, 11:23
Have the following new people on the sheet:

OregonHiker, Pennsylvania Rose, and mrc237. Welcome aboard everyone!

Also put in CindyFromIndy's starting and targets and Drumbeat's as well.

Randy

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-03-2008, 11:27
frig that WW. eat less, run more. you know that. diets don't work


.... using Weight Watchers .... I ate 3 meals a day and 2 snacks and was never hungry. I lost 50 lbs doing that. Now I did gain a little back over the holidays and from being home sick for 2 weeks but I am back on the plan today.
Weight Watchers isn't a diet..it is a program to learn how to eat and to learn what a serving size is. Imagine my horror when I found out a rack of ribs wasn't one serving but 4 servings :eek:I've seen the fluffy Ewker and lean Ewker -- he isn't kidding.

:clap :clap :clap Ewker, you look great :clap :clap :clap

ed bell
01-03-2008, 11:36
Randy, I'm checking in with 6'2", 259lbs. Target 210lbs. Thanks for keeping track.:) ed bell

HikerRanky
01-03-2008, 11:51
Randy, I'm checking in with 6'2", 259lbs. Target 210lbs. Thanks for keeping track.:) ed bell

Got you down Ed, and no problem!

Ewker
01-03-2008, 12:02
In addition, you have 35 points per week to add a few items. It is just easier for me to get started this way.

FD's, don't use the extra 35 points per week or the activity points. You will start to depend on them if you're not careful.

thanks for compliment..I feel a lot better also...makes me feel like dancing :banana :banana :banana :banana

maxNcathy
01-03-2008, 12:10
Count me in for at least 10 pounds.

The other 15 will go while on the AT in March and April.

Sandalwood

HikerRanky
01-03-2008, 13:29
Count me in for at least 10 pounds.

The other 15 will go while on the AT in March and April.

Sandalwood

Got you down for a 10 pound loss... Welcome to the challenge!

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-03-2008, 14:15
::: Dino seen eating a bowl of Zero-Point Weight Watcher Italian Soup, tuna with celery and mayo :::
Soup recipe if you click blue arrow
::: Dino seen kissing Randy on the toes :::
Quite that! MY feet are ticklish!!!!!:)::: Dino seen waxing post-menopausal whiskers to keep from tickling Randy's feet :D :::
FD's, don't use the extra 35 points per week or the activity points. You will start to depend on them if you're not careful. I'm trying to make changes I can live with for the rest of my life - even if it means I lose a bit more slowly.

kayak karl
01-03-2008, 16:52
put me down for -10 lbs. i'm bulking up before i go. :)

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-03-2008, 17:01
::: She- Dino seen returning from food coop with whole grains and tofu burgers :::
::: He-Dino seen in garage getting out gas mask so he can sleep next to She-Dino :::

ed bell
01-03-2008, 17:01
put me down for -10 lbs. i'm bulking up before i go. :)Start your own thread.:)

mrc237
01-03-2008, 19:54
frig that WW. eat less, run more. you know that. diets don't work

ain't a diet

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-03-2008, 20:01
Dino Dinner:
2 Veggie burger patties
1 cup cooked whole-wheat pasta with 1/2 cup tomatoes with basil and garlic, 2 TBS parmasan cheese and 1 TBS olive oil
1 cup stirfry (Sugar snaps, brocolli, baby corn, water chestnuts, carrots)
fried in canola oil

mrc237
01-03-2008, 20:02
::: She- Dino seen returning from food coop with whole grains and tofu burgers :::
::: He-Dino seen in garage getting out gas mask so he can sleep next to She-Dino :::

You're the best!!!!

MOWGLI
01-03-2008, 20:18
I had brown rice, pinto beans and veggies (Collards, Onion & Turkey Bacon). Mmmmmm good!

Landshark
01-03-2008, 21:50
Please count me in! I will set a goal of losing 10 lbs. I will use the post-holiday weight as a starting point. :(

I have done WW for about 2 years now and have kept it off by staying within 2 lbs (well, sometimes 3) of my original goal weight. I am about 7 pounds up now total (3 or 4 pounds above where I was in early Dec.) due to the holidays, but it will come off quickly! I have found a few things with the weight watchers points program. If I religiously follow the amount of points alloted for maintainence and exercise the prescribed amount, my weight does stay exactly the same. If I eat like crazy but exercise like crazy, like in the summer, (e.g., daily day hikes or multi-day trips) I stay the same or lose few pounds. If I eat like crazy and don't exercise the weight comes on quickly (obviously), but if I return to the amount of pts I'd need for losing, not maintaining, it comes off really easily. However, the points don't add up to much for my height, weight, and age--it is only 19-20 a day. I still go to the meetings once per month, haven't gone for January yet.

I am not trying to turn this in to a weight watchers forum, sorry!

Good luck to everyone else.:banana

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-06-2008, 22:49
Dino has stayed mostly on plan - ate out twice and had to eat off plan then, but choice healthy, lower-cal dishes than were the closest to plan I could find on the menus. Will have to go to grandchild's birthday party tomorrow. I see cake in the Dino future.....

Dino is walking some and doing some light workouts.

HikerRanky
01-07-2008, 00:14
Well, I really did it good this week.... Loaded up my pack with 35lbs of weight today, went out to a park here in Nashville (Percy Warner for those here), and hiked the Mossy Ridge trail... 4.5 miles in 2 hours.... Total miles this week was 12 miles.... Mostly on pavement and some elevation change... Mossy Ridge was the best!

Food wise I have been averaging about 1500 calories/day... Fruits and veggies.... Slid off a little bit today, and treated myself to a hamburger with cheese. Can't do that often!

So, here's what I weighed at 9:07pm on 1/6/08.... 287lbs... down 8 pounds from the starting weight, and 47 to go....

Randy!

Roots
01-07-2008, 01:13
Youngblood and me are tired of being overweight and have challenged one another to lose weight. Youngblood put together a chart (attached) and we are going to weigh ourselves every Wednesday. My goal is to get down to 200 pounds. I weighed 232.4 this morning. The capper was ending up in the emergency room last Friday night with a scare. Thankfully it wasn't my ticker. Besides, it's hard enough climbing a big mountain with a full pack without carrying an extra 30 pounds up the hill.

Anybody want to join us? If so, should we come up with some kind of incentive and target date? A prize to the person who loses the largest percentage of their body weight? I'm hoping that public scrutiny and the shame & humiliation of possible failure will encourage me. I also hope it'll get me off of my duff and out on the trail more often.

Hikers currently attempting a thru-hike need not apply. You're probably gonna lose weight whether or not you want to.

Who's in?
One of the things that got us going on the weight lose was a medical scare. My husband had to go to the hospital for a toe nail being mangled at work, and it lead to high blood pressure and near hospitalization. That did it for me. Weight lose here we come! We did loose ungodly amounts, and feel great about it !

cowboy nichols
01-07-2008, 18:14
Monday weighin down 2lb. nospecial just painting the house and climbing up &down the ladder Oh usually to tired to cook LOL

cowboy nichols
01-07-2008, 18:16
Sorry that was ment to be no special diet I said I was TIRED

Hammock Hanger
01-07-2008, 20:25
Don't laugh! When Hammock Hanger came through Chattanooga on her Great Eastern Trail hike last year, she took the incline rail down to St. Elmo at my urging. The Incline Rail is an option on the Great Eastern Trail!

And you are always welcome to join me! I live at the base of the mountain, so I walk out my door and I'm on the trail. No driving required!

And my knees were so happy and thankful that I did!!!:D

Hammock Hanger
01-07-2008, 20:27
:::: Dino swallows real hard and PMs weight to Randy ::::
:::: Randy faints at sight of Dino weight :D ::::

Hammock Hanger has joined the "party" and after doing a big Dino swallow sent Randy her weight. :p (I went to Butterfly Life and did the curcuit twice today!!)

Hammock Hanger
01-07-2008, 20:30
Doesn't the map show that as the official route? ;)

It does on my map!!:D

drumbeat
01-07-2008, 21:11
Monday weight-in....lost 3 lbs. now at 212. Will do better by next weight-in, treadmill all week and hiking next weekend.

Alligator
01-07-2008, 21:16
I lost 1 pound, and am at 182.

I've also been cleared for exercise.

ed bell
01-07-2008, 21:18
Same at 259. Started back at work this week, and will keep with the treadmill/walking. Got to watch that piehole.:D

HikerRanky
01-07-2008, 23:09
Haven't heard from several of the participants.... PM's being sent.....

Randy

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-07-2008, 23:27
Dino lost a kilo this week :D -- that's 2.2 pounds for those of you unfamilar with kilos ;)

mrc237
01-07-2008, 23:46
EZ trying to drop that extra weight from the holidays. Will post scale result tomorrow (use scale at gym). BTW for a substitute for mashed potatos boil a package of frozen cauliflower till soft add an ounce of FF 1/2&1/2, 1/2 ounce of butter, whisk and presto Mashed Potatos (kinda, sorta) Anybody else want to share some healthy recipes?

Sly
01-08-2008, 00:02
Dino lost a kilo this week :D -- that's 2.2 pounds for those of you unfamilar with kilos ;)

Or 1000 grams for the weight weanies!

OregonHiker
01-08-2008, 00:32
Dino lost a kilo this week :D --

Kilos---only drug dealers and physicists use that word in the states:sun

mrc237
01-08-2008, 11:34
B'fast this AM 1 egg omelot: Scramble one egg add 4 leaves of fresh spinach top with 1/4 C of low fat feta cheese add tsp of LF salsa fold and enjoy! I cook spinach in MW for 10 sec. before adding.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-08-2008, 14:33
Kilos---only drug dealers and physicists use that word in the states:sun::: Dino runs to photoshop to manufacture a degree in physics :D :::

JAK
01-08-2008, 14:50
I'm late but I'm counting myself in,
and I'm counting the pound I lost over the weekend.

Start weight say 225#.

Goal weight 165#:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Hermes-louvre3.jpg

Current weight 224#
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p243/JAK_45/WinterCamping/FootPath2007_1.jpg

mlkelley
01-08-2008, 14:56
Checking in.....264.5. Was helpful that I was sick all weekend, didn't eat anything but a little bit of soup for two days.

ki0eh
01-08-2008, 15:17
Kilos---only drug dealers and physicists use that word in the states:sun

One of the GET trails uses metric measure in its maps and guides. No druggies hang out in its shelters (there aren't any), but it was founded by a physicist. http://www.rps.psu.edu/notebook/metric.html

MOWGLI
01-08-2008, 15:23
Why Hikers get Fat (http://cduane.net/WhyHikersGetFat.html). By Charlie "Linguini" Duane - ME-GA 2001

It is glandular! ;)

This article originally appeared in the Appalachian Trailway News

T-Dubs
01-08-2008, 15:24
Haven't heard from several of the participants.... PM's being sent.....

Randy

I had a bit of a set-back here. I'll lose those couple and then get down to business. :)

TWS

HikerRanky
01-08-2008, 17:41
Why Hikers get Fat (http://cduane.net/WhyHikersGetFat.html). By Charlie "Linguini" Duane - ME-GA 2001

It is glandular! ;)

This article originally appeared in the Appalachian Trailway News

Excellent Article! That's the approach that I am taking.... More vegetables and fruit, grilled chicken and fish, less starchy foods, some snacks... Took a 45 minute 3mph walk today... Not an hour (had too many meetings today)....

Have also been cooking 1/2 cup carrots, broccolli, cauliflower and such in 1 tbsp of olive oil on the stove top, putting that in a 1/2 piece of whole wheat pita bread.... Roughly 1000 calories for lunch.... Breakfast has been a cup of fruit, and dinner has been soup and salad, and about 1 hour on the treadmill....

Randy

Alligator
01-08-2008, 17:48
.... Breakfast has been a cup of fruit, and dinner has been soup and salad, and about 1 hour on the treadmill....

RandyHeck, your probably only getting half the soup eating it on the treadmill:D .

Keep up the good work;) .

mrc237
01-08-2008, 20:19
Had a bit of a slip today with my monthly slice of pizza and a Manhatten Special. Walked today 3 miles with 20#s in my weight vest carried 5# dumbell. Weight down to 225.4.

HikerRanky
01-08-2008, 20:55
Heck, your probably only getting half the soup eating it on the treadmill:D .

Keep up the good work;) .

That explains why the treadmill was getting slippery.... I thought that it was my sweat!

Randy

HikerRanky
01-08-2008, 20:58
I'm late but I'm counting myself in,
and I'm counting the pound I lost over the weekend.

Start weight say 225#.

Goal weight 165#:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Hermes-louvre3.jpg

Current weight 224#
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p243/JAK_45/WinterCamping/FootPath2007_1.jpg

Welcome to the challenge Jak.... Got you down.... We do check-ins on Mondays around here!

Randy

HikerRanky
01-08-2008, 21:00
Please count me in! I will set a goal of losing 10 lbs. I will use the post-holiday weight as a starting point. :(

Welcome to the challenge LandShark.... I have you on the sheet, and we do check-ins on Mondays!

Randy

thecaptain
01-08-2008, 23:39
OK...I'm in....Started 1-2-08 at 5-9 223 pounds..as of 1-7-08 215 pounds...getting ready for a section in may deep gap nc to springer

HikerRanky
01-09-2008, 00:01
OK...I'm in....Started 1-2-08 at 5-9 223 pounds..as of 1-7-08 215 pounds...getting ready for a section in may deep gap nc to springer

Welcome to the challenge! We have our check-ins on Mondays, as you've figured out already!

Good Luck!

Randy

Cindy from Indy
01-14-2008, 08:55
Mon 1/14/08 Check-In

I didn't lose nuthin'.............Now that the Colts are out of the playoffs, I guess I don't have any reason to drink beer now. So, that's helpful to losing weight, right?? LOL

gldwings1
01-14-2008, 09:32
GG all you losers! 253.5 this am. started diet [email protected]# I'm in.

Alligator
01-14-2008, 10:13
Too much takeout over the weekend:(. Put me down at 184.

On the plus side I did make it to the gym several times last week. I did have to cut my workout times nearly in half though coming off of back surgery last month, but I am confident I can rebuild my stamina soon.

I'd like to suggest that anyone returning to/starting an exercise regime to not overdo it. Give your body a chance to get used to it. Lighter/Easier is better if it keeps you at it, rather than a heavy workout that encourages you to quit.

T-Dubs
01-14-2008, 10:13
Mon 1/14/08 Check-In
I didn't lose nuthin'.............Now that the Colts are out....

We found ourselves cheering for the Colts for the first time since the Modell/Irsay tragedy in the early 80s. I guess we didn't help the cause much.

As far as the weigh-in, I'm back on the losing track after a disasterous start. I'm down just 2 pounds from my 'official' weigh-in but 6 from the first of the year. I'm counting that as a good second start.

TWS

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-14-2008, 10:46
Dino is down another pound

Was a rough week for the new lifestyle - was visiting my grandkids and great-grandkids in the Atlanta area -- granddaughter took us out to eat every night to wonderful places and we ate breakfast out as well.... no Dino diet for five days..... However.....

The bad eating habits were offset by chasing and playing with the 6 and 3 yo great-grandkids and the great-granddog so it was all good.

mlkelley
01-14-2008, 11:14
Dangit! up 2.5 lbs. 267. One step forward, two steps back. :datz

HikerRanky
01-14-2008, 14:03
Well, I didn't get in as much exercise as I wanted to this past week.... but I did get some in.... Changed up the food a bit as well.... but still managed to drop another 4 pounds this week to weigh in at 283 lbs.... 43 more to go!

drumbeat
01-14-2008, 21:07
Not much to say here about dieting, did exercise some this past week and managed to lose 2 more pounds. 210 and falling...20 to go.

Lilred
01-14-2008, 21:49
OK, I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring. Seeing as how Monday's are check in days here, it works well with my new diet. Started Weight Watchers one week ago and weigh ins are Mondays. I'm not tellin y'all how much I weigh, noope. But I will tell you that I lost 4.6 pounds this last week. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the time I start my section the end of May.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-14-2008, 21:53
::: Dino gives LilRed a high five for her loss :::

bigboots
01-14-2008, 21:57
I was never one to weigh myself regularly, but since my work got a scale...I can't help but jump on every few days. It's addicting. I am happy where I am weight wise, but it's just interesting to see. (especially before and after "dropping the kids off at the pool"):rolleyes:

Bigboots

vonfrick
01-14-2008, 22:00
wow, i feel so much better now people. i dropped 40 pounds last spring, threw away my fat clothes and did the LT alone, total newb to all of this. planning kilington to katahdin this year when school ends ~jun21. anyway, came back from vt and seemed to steadily pack on weight during the fall to max out the thin clothes. just this past week i think with treadmill i've finally reversed the trend. you're all an inspiration.

drumbeat
01-14-2008, 22:06
OK, I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring. Seeing as how Monday's are check in days here, it works well with my new diet. Started Weight Watchers one week ago and weigh ins are Mondays. I'm not tellin y'all how much I weigh, noope. But I will tell you that I lost 4.6 pounds this last week. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the time I start my section the end of May.

Howdy neighbor, just across a few hills from you. Congrats on the 4.6 lb loss. Keep up the good work.

Landshark
01-14-2008, 22:06
Lost another 2. Busy weekend coming up with several meals out, though. Hard to make good choices at a restaurant. Possible, but hard!

HikerRanky
01-14-2008, 23:28
OK, I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring. Seeing as how Monday's are check in days here, it works well with my new diet. Started Weight Watchers one week ago and weigh ins are Mondays. I'm not tellin y'all how much I weigh, noope. But I will tell you that I lost 4.6 pounds this last week. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the time I start my section the end of May.

Welcome aboard LilRed!!! let's try and get together with drumbeat some weekend and get some hiking in!

Randy

thecaptain
01-14-2008, 23:56
the captain checking in....down to 212....day hiked up over dragon's tooth to trout creek....my dog must be part mountain goat he only needed one boost up over the rocks

Lilred
01-15-2008, 00:43
Welcome aboard LilRed!!! let's try and get together with drumbeat some weekend and get some hiking in!

Randy

Sounds like a great idea. My weekends are free and I'd love to tag along.

cowboy nichols
01-15-2008, 03:03
Checkin -2lbs that is 4 so far

MOWGLI
01-15-2008, 07:59
Down to 237.4. That's down 4.6 from last week.

gldwings1
01-15-2008, 08:01
WTG on great losses! Only been weighing for 3 days. 253.5 still dammit!

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-15-2008, 08:01
::: Dino seen wishing she was a guy. Guys lose weigh much easier than post-menopausal women ::::

JAK
01-15-2008, 08:36
224# and holding. Need to get out for another long ski or trudge.
Shovelled the dooryard this morning. Winter is back.

Pennsylvania Rose
01-15-2008, 09:50
Lots of sickness and other stresses in the family the last two weeks. Finally managed to go to weight watchers last night, so I'm checking in this morning. Starting weight 228.6. No wonder my jeans are too tight :) Never been on WW before, but it seems like a good program, and I met some great folks last night. Two of my teenagers, who are actually underweight (I have skinny genes in me somewhere), read through all the stuff last night, gave it two thumbs up, and are behind me 100%. They're even tracking their points, adding a bunch to their daily allowance so they don't lose. Hopefully I can get my hubby to get with it. He's supportive of me, but needs to make a LOT of changes for himself. Anyhow, good luck to all and those of you who are going to a ruck next weekend - support each other!

mrc237
01-15-2008, 10:27
WW is definatly worth the time and effort. This time LY my colesterol was 250+, TY it is down to 165 that due to WW started in Nov

Hammock Hanger
01-15-2008, 11:04
::: Dino seen wishing she was a guy. Guys lose weigh much easier than post-menopausal women ::::


I'm with ya on that sweetie!! I aate well, went and did my cuircut training and only dropped 1.2 pounds. Well it is in the right direction.:rolleyes:

Off to a big Red Hat luncheon where I have to be GOOD!!!! Oh but I want to be BAD, and that's what Red Hats are all about... OLD BAD GIRLS!!!:banana

Ewker
01-15-2008, 11:09
WW is definatly worth the time and effort. This time LY my colesterol was 250+, TY it is down to 165 that due to WW started in Nov


WW is the way to go on losing weight. A person should lose 1-2 lbs a week on an average. I could lose 6 lbs in one week then nothing for a few weeks. When I avg my weight lose from the time I started WW until I hit my goal weight and maintained it for 6 weeks I avg 1.8 lbs per week.

JAK
01-15-2008, 12:12
For dieting I suggest what I call stealth food.
i.e. stuff that is very filling for the number of calories involved.

Breakfast - large bowl of watery gruel eaten with a leaky wooden spoon, or if that is not quite to your liking, then hot oatmeal, prepared from scratch, plus some apple and cinamon. But don't rule out the watery gruel until you've tried it. Eat your fill, and then some.

Through the day - tea with skim milk

Supper - more watery gruel, or perhaps lentil soup, made from scratch, with a diced up parsnip, carrot, onion, maybe a tomato, perhaps come vinager. Biggest bowl you can stomach.