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lundojam
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02/13/2019 06:25AM
THE WINNER EARNS $195 ! (feel free to audit my math.)
RULES:
1. This is supposed to be healthy and fun. Stay positive and supportive. Disputes will be settled by the commissioner's wife, Mrs. Lundojam.

2. To enter, submit a photo of your weigh-in scale ON THIS THREAD. Toes need not be included as many weigh in at the gym on a standy-uppy scale.

3. Don't cheat. If you are not sure whether or not something is cheating, that means it's likely cheating.

4. Entry fee: Fifteen ($15) bucks, honor system, to be paid at the conclusion of the contest on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Final weigh-ins will be accepted on May 31 and June 1.

5. Winners determined by total % of initial body weight lost.
1st place: all the money minus $30 (see 4th and 5th place below)
2nd place: three Rapalas in the box
3rd place: two Rapalas in the box
4th place: keep your money
5th place: keep your money
Tiebreaker: earliest registration

6. check in once in a while with progress and support
7. Stay safe
 
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02/13/2019 11:57AM
Hey Jim,

Where do we send the $15? I'll submit my entry next time I'm on the scale.
 
dbpmw3
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02/13/2019 12:08PM
I’m in
 
sueb2b
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02/13/2019 02:35PM
Okay. I'm in.

Let me know where to send my input $$. (I'm more likely to remember now than later.)

 
AmarilloJim
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02/13/2019 02:39PM
dbpmw3: "I’m in
"

Is that 1062?
 
dbpmw3
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02/13/2019 02:43PM
AmarilloJim: "dbpmw3: "I’m in
"

Is that 1062?"

Think I got a chance? Actually its an upside down 240.
 
lundojam
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02/13/2019 07:00PM
I was just thinking we could each mail the winner $15. By saying "I am in" you are promising to pony up when the time comes.
I'll be weighing in tomorrow.
 
yogi59weedr
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02/14/2019 01:19AM
I'm in . Story and scale picture in the morning. I needed motivation
 
Chicagored
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02/14/2019 07:50AM
I'm in.
 
02/14/2019 09:25AM
In
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/14/2019 11:34AM
Don't have a digital scale, but if needed I can weigh at work this weekend? Took one after (or was it before) I stepped off to show it was "Zeroed." I suspected, but didn't want to see this weight. 291

 
02/14/2019 05:24PM
I'm in!
248.2
 
thegildedgopher
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02/15/2019 10:21AM
I'm in. Also don't have a digital scale. But if I was gonna cheat I'd have started with a bigger number than 195. I should've weighed in before I get sick last week, I think I dropped 8 pounds in 10 days just from lack of appetite.

Can I just point out the obvious: No foot models around here!

 
02/15/2019 04:28PM






Well that’s a rather large number, I think that puts me firmly in the lead for a contest no one wants to win. All muscle, big boned..... you know, the usual suspects, probably retaining water as well. Glad we didn’t start this on Jan 1st, that number would have been even worse.

Shooting for 210 but realistically 220-230 would be a nice improvement, won’t get there by June 1st but hoping by the end of 2019

Count me officially in. I went from 250 to 175 in a year once before so I know what it takes. Took about 15 years to slowly work my way up here, time to reset.
 
lundojam
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02/15/2019 05:14PM
ok i'm in. yikes i am fat. had to do 2 pics, 250+20.9= 270.9


Thanks all! Come on the rest of ya! Let's do this ! As it stands, the winner makes a profit of $105 and that'll only go up. Do it for your kids! Do it for your honey! Do it for your God! Do it for YOU.
 
Sandman2009
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02/18/2019 09:12AM


I am in, as long as I am not too late to the show!
 
lundojam
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02/18/2019 03:11PM
bump-a-roo
 
BearBurrito
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02/18/2019 03:24PM
I am in, I will try and get a picture posted tonight. Gulp, I don't think I want to know.
 
BearBurrito
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02/19/2019 08:24AM
I have gotten fatter than I thought.

 
tomke17
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02/19/2019 11:12PM
I'm in, working on a picture
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/20/2019 10:52AM
thegildedgopher: "I'm in. Also don't have a digital scale. But if I was gonna cheat I'd have started with a bigger number than 195. I should've weighed in before I get sick last week, I think I dropped 8 pounds in 10 days just from lack of appetite.
Can I just point out the obvious: No foot models around here!
"



Heheheheh, I bet I could win the "Ugliest feet" contest (LOL)?
 
straighthairedcurly
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02/20/2019 08:15PM
I'm in...I really need some incentive and accountability. Our canoe really needs me to drop some poundage since my teenage son keeps getting bigger.

Pic is hard to see, but it says 233.5 lbs. At least I haven't gained more weight this winter, but losing some would be really, really good.
 
tomke17
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02/20/2019 11:12PM
 
mpeebles
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02/21/2019 05:00AM
Great idea! I would have enjoyed this. Unless you can count "late comers" from 2017 I can't sign up as I lost some weight since then and am currently trying to maintain.

However, I am cheering for all of you!!!
 
mrballast
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02/21/2019 09:33AM
I am in. 328.6 lbs of Ballast here. Photo soon.
 
blutofish1
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02/22/2019 08:21AM
I’m in. Wow, I didn’t expect this
 
straighthairedcurly
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02/24/2019 08:17PM
How's everybody doing? I got myself set up on an app to help set a sensible caloric intake each day. I can track my exercise and foods. Day 4 and I feel like it is helping me think carefully before I chose to eat something. The crazy snowfall has helped me get more exercise between shoveling and wading through snow for walks. I have also added walking stairs wherever I can.

Anyone else?
 
blutofish1
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02/25/2019 06:01AM
straighthairedcurly: "How's everybody doing? I got myself set up on an app to help set a sensible caloric intake each day. I can track my exercise and foods. Day 4 and I feel like it is helping me think carefully before I chose to eat something. The crazy snowfall has helped me get more exercise between shoveling and wading through snow for walks. I have also added walking stairs wherever I can.

I think it's working out for me. I don't seem to want to eat as much as I did before starting this diet and I want to do more work to the boat and house. Built a front deck for my bass tracker over the weekend. Anyone else?"

Gotta add some rod holders up front before the Ms. trip in 3 weeks.
 
blutofish1
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02/26/2019 11:39AM
Lost 5.2 over the weekend. What we can do with some effort
 
02/27/2019 04:59PM
Solidarity, friends. It's not uncommon to see a slight gain at first when adding an exercise regimen to weight loss as you start to build muscle before fat burning begins.

Good luck to all! As an added incentive for myself, I have a trip over NYE 19-20 that has a hard cutoff height to weight ratio. I am *not* missing this trip.
 
ozarkpaddler
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02/28/2019 12:12PM
Making a little progress

 
02/28/2019 05:36PM
ozarkpaddler: " Making a little progress


"



Looks like the better part of 10lbs, I’d say that pretty darn good, nice going.


I’m down about 14 myself since the posted pic, 24 since the first of the year. Besides walking 4miles of day on the treadmill I stopped doing my rather large driveway with the tractor, do it all with the snowblower, takes forever but lots of activity for sure.
 
Chicagored
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03/01/2019 07:56AM
Just checking in.

I actually started this effort on 1/6/19 at 226.4.

I entered the contest on 2/14/19 at 212.

This morning, I was at 205.8.

I am happy with that. Three months to go.
 
mrballast
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03/01/2019 08:33AM
mrballast: "I am in. 328.6 lbs of Ballast here. Photo soon."

Sorry for the delay. Took picture same day as original post, but can't post from my phone very well.

Down to about 324 so far.
 
blutofish1
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03/01/2019 08:56AM
I'm averaging 1.7 lbs. per day. Some days a little and some a little less. Pretty happy with that. It will get a little tougher after all the water loss. Hang in there everyone.
 
yogi59weedr
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03/01/2019 09:54AM
sorry kept forgetting to send pic. Only scale I could come up with. Set to zero. At 280lbs.hip replacement at the end of the month. Good luck all.
 
straighthairedcurly
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03/01/2019 09:56AM
I also am still in the dropping water weight stage. I am enjoying tracking my calories...I am kinda of a numbers geek. But this week was tough to get as much exercise since I had a weird work schedule. Next week I will be able to do a lot of walking.
 
lundojam
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03/01/2019 04:53PM
Welcome aboard, everybody! I hope this serves as some motivation. God knows I need it. I'm down about 11 pounds. Going on the wagon for the month of March and also ex...ex...ex...exercising. (shudder)

Doing the low carb thing. Interesting write-up in the mpls tribune. risk-reversal diet
 
ozarkpaddler
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03/01/2019 10:25PM
Ragged: "ozarkpaddler: " Making a little progress



"




Looks like the better part of 10lbs, I’d say that pretty darn good, nice going.



I’m down about 14 myself since the posted pic, 24 since the first of the year. Besides walking 4miles of day on the treadmill I stopped doing my rather large driveway with the tractor, do it all with the snowblower, takes forever but lots of activity for sure. "


I'm impressed, I need to pick up my activity like YOU have. Problem is, after a few 12 hr shifts on my feet, I don't feel like walking and exercising. This is exactly what I need, people like you'all to INSPIRE me!
 
thegildedgopher
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03/02/2019 10:32AM
Not doing so hot thus far here. Gotta get motivated. Grabbing snow shoes from my parents garage tomorrow! Usually I ride a bike all year but the snow has made that tough this past month!
 
dbpmw3
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03/02/2019 11:54AM
Nine pounds. Older I get the tougher it gets. Hope I don't blow it all at Canoecopia next week!
 
sueb2b
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03/02/2019 12:33PM
I think I’m going to get creamed on losses when it comes to pounds. Hopefully not as bad on percentages.
 
03/02/2019 05:33PM
So what is everyone’s secret weapon?

I’ve cut out soda completely, not a single can in 2019, I don’t drink coffee so I used the soda for a caffeine fix, I have been drinking those little Zipfiz things instead.

Breakfast I’ve been doing an egg and a couple of slices of diced Canadian bacon, maybe a couple clementines. Some days I just do an apple and clementines

Snacks I’ve been doing a hand full of nuts, cashews or pistachios, not fat or calorie free but no carbs and seems to actually hit the spot and stick with me more than fruit.

Lunch is my big meal. I have been doing wraps every other day. I usually use chicken breast with that Tony Chacheres creole seasoning, for the wrap I get the mission carb balance tortillas, fajita size is my favorite as they are smallest so I can have two and not feel too guilty. Only 4grams net carbs per, 45 calories, lots of fiber. I’ll use a single wedge if that laughing cow cheese, the spicy jack is extremely flavorful, 15 calories, toss in a good amount of romaine. Two of these complete units are are only 250-300 calories depending on how much chicken breast and for me this doesn’t at all feel like “diet good”. As an alternative I eat chicken breast with lemon pepper and green beans or broccoli.

Dinner is generally lighter but similar to lunch minus the wrap. If I’m doing a wrap for lunch that’s when I make the chicken and will eat it with a vegetable of some sort, if I’m doing the vegetables for lunch the next day that’s when I make them. I also will do salads for dinner, lots of chicken breast/tenders, I been going through 6lbs a week, frozen tenders are the easiest and pretty cheap.

As a rule I try not to east past 6-7pm. That for me is the hardest time, I’ve actually been going to bed earlier to avoid being on the main level of the house, if I’m there I’m tempted to “graze” lol

Still hoping for 250 by the end of this, that would be 19% or so
 
straighthairedcurly
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03/02/2019 10:22PM
I got an app called LoseIt so I can track my calories. It really helps me be accountable for what I decide to put in my mouth.

My bad habits to change have been munching mindlessly on junk during my sizable commute so now I don't keep any food in my car except a couple Frooze balls (link below). I also used to stop for fast food on my way home as a "snack" before dinner, so I quit that. I have also started taking the stairs when I visit my dad as well as walking to visit him instead of driving the half mile.

Breakfast
2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, load of veggies (spinach, kale, asparagus, or whatever is on hand)
Some days I will still have cereal (measured out) loaded with fresh blueberries or raspberries. I have switched to flax milk (tastes way better than skim milk and has fewer calories).

Lunch
I get free lunch at work. Fortunately they serve lean meat, great vegetables, and lots of healthy choices. The calorie count is available on a website so I preplan what I will have and what size portion I can afford to take. This is my biggest meal of the day. I am skipping dessert.

Dinner
Dinner is pretty light around here normally. Tonight I had some asparagus, 3 oz. of kielbasa sausage and some homemade butternut squash soup.

Snacks
I keep clementines around as well as nuts. I also find that a little herbed deli turkey and a couple rice crackers is satisfying. When I get the munchies in the car, I nibble on one Frooze ball. One is only about 50 calories.

I agree that going to bed early is the best way to keep from nighttime munching. But sometimes, like tonight, I get distracted and stay up. But it looks like I can afford a small handful of peanuts and call it a night.



Frooze balls
 
Sandman2009
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03/02/2019 11:37PM
Strict adherence to the Loseit App and I need to rededicate myself to the Vegan diet that helped me lose 30 pounds in 4 months before my spinal fusion surgery.
 
blutofish1
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03/03/2019 08:46AM
I am on the low carb intake diet. Keeping the carbs under 50 a day. Eggs , bacon, any kind of meat I desire and lots of veggies and fish. Drinking unsweetened peach tea, water, coffee and a low carb beer now and then. Good luck everyone. Lost 11.4 lbs. the first week.
 
sueb2b
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03/03/2019 07:04PM
I eat low carb and at a caloric deficit. Also getting myself moving more.

Down about 4 lbs so far.
 
mpeebles
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03/07/2019 05:58AM
Still cheering for all of you! ..........Mike
 
straighthairedcurly
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03/12/2019 08:45PM
Whew, tough week. I traveled to Duluth last week with a high school robotics team and had to confront being served meals meant for a teenager. Too many carbs. Tried to eat as much salad as I could, but there was very little variety. The only saving grace was we had to walk about 40 minutes everyday to get back and forth from the hotel to the venue, and there were lots of stairs and walking back/forth at the venue. Trying to get refocused this week, but not always making my calorie goal for the day. With my work schedule I am struggling to get enough exercise, but finally dug some hand weights out of the basement and did an upper arm workout while watching TV at the end of a very long day.

Still, I have lost 10 lbs. and have been slowly creeping down.

How's it going for everyone else?
 
lundojam
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03/13/2019 07:35PM
I'm losing. The contest, I mean, not weight (rimshot.)
Seriously, folks, I'm down 13 pounds, give or take for scale differences.
How's about y'all?
 
520eek
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03/14/2019 09:59PM
BearBurrito: "I have gotten fatter than I thought.


"


Nice scale! :)
 
03/15/2019 11:04AM
lundojam: "I'm losing. The contest, I mean, not weight (rimshot.)
Seriously, folks, I'm down 13 pounds, give or take for scale differences.
How's about y'all?"


Mostly stagnant. Good news is I'm getting back into a gym routine and starting to work jogging/running on a treadmill back in after foot surgery last November. I need to control snacking after dinner, that's always been my downfall.
 
preacherdave
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03/15/2019 11:59AM
Down 17 lbs. By the way Adam graciously let me change my online name since I didn't know what I was doing back when I registered. I have been known as dbpmw3. New name is much easier to say in a group setting. LOL
 
straighthairedcurly
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03/15/2019 02:09PM
mirth: "lundojam: "I'm losing. The contest, I mean, not weight (rimshot.)
Seriously, folks, I'm down 13 pounds, give or take for scale differences.
How's about y'all?"



Mostly stagnant. Good news is I'm getting back into a gym routine and starting to work jogging/running on a treadmill back in after foot surgery last November. I need to control snacking after dinner, that's always been my downfall."


My solution to the after dinner snacking has been to go to bed earlier than normal. At the first snacking urge, I drink a big glass of water. At the 2nd urge, I head up to bed. The good news is I am getting more and better sleep because it also means less screen time before bed.
Keep going folks!
 
03/16/2019 05:00PM
I’m at 278 from 307 for the challenge, so 29 there, down around 40 since New Years, probably about 4-5” off my waist, should fit in my bikinis by mid summer ;)
 
SaganagaJoe
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03/16/2019 07:21PM
I'm not in the challenge, but I dropped 10-15 pounds in about two months by eating a small breakfast (half piece of live grain toast with an apple, most days), slightly larger lunch (meat/cheese/pickles mostly), and a pretty large dinner. Dessert only on Sundays, drinks only on weekends, minimized fried food, and moderate exercise. It can be done.
 
lundojam
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03/17/2019 11:44AM
Ragged in the lead! Long way to go, though! Get it!
 
mpeebles
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03/18/2019 04:37AM
WOW!! Great job everyone! I'm not in the contest but have lost some tonnage and am "trying" to maintain so I know what you're all going through. Like Sisyphus, perhaps we are all cursed to push the "weight" rock up the hill forever. Anyway I'm still thinking about and wishing all ya'll the best. You're an inspiration to me as well.
 
sueb2b
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03/22/2019 05:55PM
I’m down about 7 lbs total, which I’m actually pretty happy with. (No way I’ll win.)
 
Sandman2009
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03/23/2019 11:46AM
Going the wrong direction. I guess that's what happens when you go on vacation and take a vacation from your lifestyle change. I have some serious work to do.
 
03/23/2019 12:33PM
I'm not in the contest, either, but here's my weight loss story.

In or around the middle of January, I had an appointment with a new (for me) hematologist. My old doctor had retired, so I had to find a new one to treat my anemia.

I weighed in at the appointment at 220 lbs. The doc told me I was overweight. He knew I was a diabetic and that I took insulin. He gave me a kindly lecture about the relationship of insulin and fat.

He told me if I cut carbs out of my diet, I would lose some weight and could greatly reduce my intake of insulin.

Well, I haven't had a potato, a piece of bread or a piece of pasta since the middle of January and here are the results........

I'm now around 188 lbs., down from 220, and have reduced my insulin usage by 90%. I also have been taken off my cholesterol medication.

It was a great lecture.
 
ozarkpaddler
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03/24/2019 08:00AM
Ragged: "I’m at 278 from 307 for the challenge, so 29 there, down around 40 since New Years, probably about 4-5” off my waist, should fit in my bikinis by mid summer ;)"

GREAT JOB, Ragged! I'm certain you're looking good, but not sure I want to see you in a bikini (LOL)?

I went into a post-medical issue "Blues" state when I had to miss Canoecopia and have been stagnant. Looks like I'm 282 still? Time to get serious now! Oh, and BTW, if anyone starts an "Ugly feet contest," let me know; I got that one wrapped up (LOL)!
 
blutofish1
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03/24/2019 08:38AM
Just back from vacation and I tried to stick to my diet. Hard to do when you eat what others prepare. Chili, ham and beans etc... I'll know what I've gained or lost tomorrow.
 
straighthairedcurly
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03/24/2019 09:10AM
Blutofish1, that is tough to keep to eating sensibly when others are not thinking about that. Good luck with the weigh in.

I have lost 14 lbs, but the losses have now slowed a lot. The easy weight is gone, now it is the tough slog. Hope I can find the best combo to reach success . I have a pretty ambitious goal for my August trip.
 
03/26/2019 05:27AM
awbrown: "I'm not in the contest, either, but here's my weight loss story.


In or around the middle of January, I had an appointment with a new (for me) hematologist. My old doctor had retired, so I had to find a new one to treat my anemia.


I weighed in at the appointment at 220 lbs. The doc told me I was overweight. He knew I was a diabetic and that I took insulin. He gave me a kindly lecture about the relationship of insulin and fat.


He told me if I cut carbs out of my diet, I would lose some weight and could greatly reduce my intake of insulin.


Well, I haven't had a potato, a piece of bread or a piece of pasta since the middle of January and here are the results........


I'm now around 188 lbs., down from 220, and have reduced my insulin usage by 90%. I also have been taken off my cholesterol medication.


It was a great lecture."



That’s a crazy successful start to the year, impressive numbers on their own, even more so as a percentage of total. I know one thing, it doesn’t come easy and it doesn’t come without discipline. For me even the slightest indiscretion seems to cause a stall in progress.
 
Basspro69
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03/26/2019 09:01AM
I wasn’t around for the start of this challenge and I’m happy for everyone’s goal to lose weight. I’m down 109 pounds from 2 years ago and once I get this herniated disc in my neck done and over with I will be doing a very long Bwca trip . Congratulations to everyone participating in this !
 
HowardSprague
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03/26/2019 12:01PM
I'd have joined, but there was the little snag of having to actually get on a scale,... my last doctor's visit, I said "don't tell me" and didn't look. :(
 
03/26/2019 06:53PM
Basspro69: "I wasn’t around for the start of this challenge and I’m happy for everyone’s goal to lose weight. I’m down 109 pounds from 2 years ago and once I get this herniated disc in my neck done and over with I will be doing a very long Bwca trip . Congratulations to everyone participating in this !"



Nice goin Brad! That’s what I’d like to do, 109 lbs is like dropping a your canoe and a large portage pack, going to be flying on those trails! Good luck with the neck.
 
blutofish1
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03/27/2019 07:08AM
blutofish1: " Just back from vacation and I tried to stick to my diet. Hard to do when you eat what others prepare. Chili, ham and beans etc... I'll know what I've gained or lost tomorrow.
"
Didn’t lose any but didn’t gain any either. I’v Lost 16.8 lbs. so far
 
Basspro69
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03/29/2019 09:48AM
Ragged: "Basspro69: "I wasn’t around for the start of this challenge and I’m happy for everyone’s goal to lose weight. I’m down 109 pounds from 2 years ago and once I get this herniated disc in my neck done and over with I will be doing a very long Bwca trip . Congratulations to everyone participating in this !"



Nice goin Brad! That’s what I’d like to do, 109 lbs is like dropping a your canoe and a large portage pack, going to be flying on those trails! Good luck with the neck."
Thank you very much !!!
 
mc2mens
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03/29/2019 10:47AM
awbrown: "I'm not in the contest, either, but here's my weight loss story.


In or around the middle of January, I had an appointment with a new (for me) hematologist. My old doctor had retired, so I had to find a new one to treat my anemia.


I weighed in at the appointment at 220 lbs. The doc told me I was overweight. He knew I was a diabetic and that I took insulin. He gave me a kindly lecture about the relationship of insulin and fat.


He told me if I cut carbs out of my diet, I would lose some weight and could greatly reduce my intake of insulin.


Well, I haven't had a potato, a piece of bread or a piece of pasta since the middle of January and here are the results........


I'm now around 188 lbs., down from 220, and have reduced my insulin usage by 90%. I also have been taken off my cholesterol medication.


It was a great lecture."


That is a great story. Good for you!
 
missmolly
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03/29/2019 10:52AM
awbrown: "I'm not in the contest, either, but here's my weight loss story.


In or around the middle of January, I had an appointment with a new (for me) hematologist. My old doctor had retired, so I had to find a new one to treat my anemia.


I weighed in at the appointment at 220 lbs. The doc told me I was overweight. He knew I was a diabetic and that I took insulin. He gave me a kindly lecture about the relationship of insulin and fat.


He told me if I cut carbs out of my diet, I would lose some weight and could greatly reduce my intake of insulin.


Well, I haven't had a potato, a piece of bread or a piece of pasta since the middle of January and here are the results........


I'm now around 188 lbs., down from 220, and have reduced my insulin usage by 90%. I also have been taken off my cholesterol medication.


It was a great lecture."


Whoa! That reduction in insulin and going off your cholesterol medication are big feats. Size 22 triple E.
 
mpeebles
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03/31/2019 07:32AM
Still cheering for everyone! We all have ups and downs along the way. It is not easy! Give yourself permission to indulge once in a while. It's OK. I have a sign hanging in front of my xtrainer that simply says "Keep Trying".
 
Chicagored
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04/01/2019 08:04AM
Chicagored: "Just checking in.


I actually started this effort on 1/6/19 at 226.4.
I entered the contest on 2/14/19 at 212.
This morning, I was at 205.8.
I am happy with that. Three months to go."


Time for my monthly weigh in. This was a very frustrating month for me. I was sure I was going to break 200 pounds this month. However, for most of the month, my weight remained unchanged. Its starting to move again. Maybe as the weather gets warmer and I can be more active, things will continue to move.
This month for sure I break 200. My ultimate goal is still 175.

This morning's weight: 202.6. Weight loss for March is 3.2 lbs.
 
straighthairedcurly
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04/01/2019 09:10AM
I am in the slow, but steady stage. Total loss has been 17 lbs. It was a good month. I have been walking a lot and it feels good.
 
04/02/2019 10:45AM
mpeebles: "Still cheering for everyone! We all have ups and downs along the way. It is not easy! Give yourself permission to indulge once in a while. It's OK. I have a sign hanging in front of my xtrainer that simply says "Keep Trying". "


For me this has proven not to work, everyone is different and plenty of people do just fine but not me. I cant tell you how many previous attempts had been made only to be derailed by a cheat day (one almost always turned into more). Its a multi faceted problem. A cheat day reminds you how much you miss the bad stuff you have cut out. I also tend to over eat and my stomach stretches out and I feel super hungry again. Lastly if you are like me one cheat meal can completely erase a week or twos worth of loss, and that severely impacts your motivation and when you lack motivation and moral is low you tend to throw in the towel. Again this is all just me, I cant do it, its got to be a cold turkey all or nothing deal, complete change or don't bother. This is really only applicable to someone trying to make a drastic change. If you hit your goal then obviously things are different. I'm at the point now where I'm never hungry, I like the stuff I'm eating, its become very routine and much easier to pass on the temptations.

@264 from 307 for the challenge, net loss of 43, 53 from the first of the year.


Current favorite is a spinach Cesar salad with blackend chicken breast. I don't mess around with that crappy low fat shelf stable dressing, 2-3 tablespoons of the good refrigerated stuff is still only like 150-225 calories and its SOOOO worth it and completely in the budget with the rest of the meal consists of spinach and 2-3oz of chicken breast.

 
mpeebles
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04/06/2019 05:41AM
Way to go Ragged! I agree....there's no "one size fits all" methodology to this. Do what works for you whatever that is. I am a binge eater and it's very easy for me to go crazy from time to time especially when a lot of really good food is sitting in front of me. Right now I'm sitting in front of a nice hot breakfast buffet and I gotta a tough choice to make.

However, I do recognize my eating disorders and like the book says......"we strive for progress, not perfection".

Anyway, I'm am sincere in my thoughts about all of you and what you are going through! I think by sharing our experiences we help each other by knowing that we're not alone.

Keep trying..........Mike
 
blutofish1
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04/06/2019 06:47AM
awbrown: "I'm not in the contest, either, but here's my weight loss story.Good for you Art. Hope to see you at the wing weekend in Rockford.


In or around the middle of January, I had an appointment with a new (for me) hematologist. My old doctor had retired, so I had to find a new one to treat my anemia.


I weighed in at the appointment at 220 lbs. The doc told me I was overweight. He knew I was a diabetic and that I took insulin. He gave me a kindly lecture about the relationship of insulin and fat.


He told me if I cut carbs out of my diet, I would lose some weight and could greatly reduce my intake of insulin.


Well, I haven't had a potato, a piece of bread or a piece of pasta since the middle of January and here are the results........


I'm now around 188 lbs., down from 220, and have reduced my insulin usage by 90%. I also have been taken off my cholesterol medication.


It was a great lecture."
 
preacherdave
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04/06/2019 07:18AM
Stuck on 216. Down 24 from 240. Time to throw in some more rigorous exercise. No sweets, breads, white potatoes since we've started. I may scream if I have to eat one more piece of broccoli!
 
04/06/2019 07:49AM
preacherdave: "Stuck on 216. Down 24 from 240. Time to throw in some more rigorous exercise. No sweets, breads, white potatoes since we've started. I may scream if I have to eat one more piece of broccoli!"

Nice going!

I didn’t get squat this past week, actually went up 4-5 despite no instances of the wheels coming off the cart. Seems to be pretty common for me, I think the low number last week was likely the result of not drinking enough water the day or two prior.



Yeah, I’m fairly convinced of the evils of carbs, I’m no Michael Phelps, I dont need 209grams of carbs a day to sit at my desk doing CAD, the carbs I get from the veggies are about all I need. Like anything probably fine in appropriate moderation but they seem to just make me more hungry and leave me feeling empty and the natural thing to do when feeling hungry is eat.

Broccoli does tire after awhile lol I’ve been really liking the fresh thin green beans (Costco), lil lemon pepper seasoning, tiny bit of butter (I’m much less concerned with a little fat than excess carbs). Mixing it up helps, spinach salads 2/3 days, the rest broccoli or green beans.
 
blutofish1
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04/07/2019 10:52AM
Ragged: "preacherdave: "Stuck on 216. Down 24 from 240. Time to throw in some more rigorous exercise. No sweets, breads, white potatoes since we've started. I may scream if I have to eat one more piece of broccoli!"
I too am tiring of the same old veggies. Yesterday mixed it up with some garlic parmesan asparagus. Over did it on the garlic a little. It was still pretty tasty

Nice going!


I didn’t get squat this past week, actually went up 4-5 despite no instances of the wheels coming off the cart. Seems to be pretty common for me, I think the low number last week was likely the result of not drinking enough water the day or two prior.



Yeah, I’m fairly convinced of the evils of carbs, I’m no Michael Phelps, I dont need 209grams of carbs a day to sit at my desk doing CAD, the carbs I get from the veggies are about all I need. Like anything probably fine in appropriate moderation but they seem to just make me more hungry and leave me feeling empty and the natural thing to do when feeling hungry is eat.


Broccoli does tire after awhile lol I’ve been really liking the fresh thin green beans (Costco), lil lemon pepper seasoning, tiny bit of butter (I’m much less concerned with a little fat than excess carbs). Mixing it up helps, spinach salads 2/3 days, the rest broccoli or green beans."
 
yogi59weedr
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04/07/2019 08:04PM
I'm still at 10 lbs lost. I'm happy with that 2 months to go. Just coming off hip replacement. Hopefully more movement and exercise coming. Grill is good to go meat veggis and red wine. Buy......... not after 9.
 
mpeebles
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04/08/2019 05:35AM
Funny comment on the broccoli. On an old Sienfeld show Neuman referred to broccoli as a "vile weed". I also seem to remember that a president had it banned from the White House.

Keep trying........Mike
 
straighthairedcurly
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04/08/2019 09:29PM
A week stuck at the same weight for me and no change in my measurements, either :( Not giving up. Switching to more protein, less carbs by using a protein powder shake in the morning.
Lunch has mostly been fresh greens, cucumbers, carrots, tomato slices, or other, then add a couple protein sources ( ex. chicken, turkey, cottage cheese, edamame, or chickpeas). I like using the cottage cheese as the dressing...more nutritious.

Hopeful for tomorrow's weigh in.

Today the ice disappeared and we got out for a vigorous 50 minute paddle. Had the GPS so could tell we were traveling at 3.5 mph against a stiff headwind and 4.5 mph when the wind died off. Looking forward to paddling a few times a week. Being on the local lake with no fishing boats yet and the loons hanging out made us almost feel like we were in the BW. And we got our practice portage path cleared this weekend.

Update Tuesday morn...down a pound, hurray!

Update: Weigh in this A.M., down a pound.
 
sueb2b
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04/10/2019 10:40AM
I'm still about 8 lbs down total.

Part of the problem -- went to Texas end of last week. I think I ate my weight in barbeque over a 2-day period. (Totes keto!)

Next problem - going back to Texas next week. But not downtown Austin this time, which may make the meals a bit less of an issue.
 
straighthairedcurly
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04/12/2019 08:40PM
Survived the plateau and finally started losing weight again this week. I officially crossed the 20 lbs. lost mark!
 
mpeebles
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04/13/2019 06:00AM
Still following and cheering! Good job to everyone!

Keep trying.......Mike
 
blutofish1
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04/14/2019 02:16PM
Haven't been weighing in, sometimes you get frustrated weighing in every day. I think I'll wait a while . Doing alright though. 25 or so. I think....
 
blutofish1
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04/14/2019 02:23PM
sueb2b: "I'm still about 8 lbs down total.


Part of the problem -- went to Texas end of last week. I think I ate my weight in barbeque over a 2-day period. (Totes keto!)


Next problem - going back to Texas next week. But not downtown Austin this time, which may make the meals a bit less of an issue."

Sue, you gonna make it to the Rockford wing weekend?
 
blutofish1
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04/14/2019 02:23PM
sueb2b: "I'm still about 8 lbs down total.


Part of the problem -- went to Texas end of last week. I think I ate my weight in barbeque over a 2-day period. (Totes keto!)


Next problem - going back to Texas next week. But not downtown Austin this time, which may make the meals a bit less of an issue."

Sue, you gonna make it to the Rockford wing weekend?
 
jwartman59
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04/15/2019 12:21AM
Too late for me to join. I’ve gained twenty pounds since last summer. Beginning in October I started having serious leg pain, it was difficult to walk to the end of the driveway. Both legs felt like they were on fire. I’ve got some really rare medical issues. It took six doctor visits before I got an answer. An mri showed that I had a severe rupture in my lumbar spine. They wanted to operate. However the neurosurgeon looked at the mri and based on the mri and my symptoms determined that my problem was epidural lipomatosis, fat in my spine was pressing on my nerves. Rare stuff but I’m used to it. The cure is loosing weight. It’s 12:30 am, the fire in my legs is making sleep unlikely. I’ll be wearing a speedo this summer or I’ll be spending time laying on the couch in agony. Pain or maybe no pain is an interesting motivator.
 
thegildedgopher
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04/15/2019 09:41AM
That sounds brutal, jwartman. Hope it takes a turn for the positive for you.

I have lost maybe 1 or 2 pounds. With still over a month remaining and the weather finally allowing some outdoor exercise, I'm starting anew today and making a push.

My only real goal is for the stern of my boat to sag a little less and to just feel more "comfortable" doing the things I love to do -- mainly fishing.
 
sueb2b
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04/17/2019 08:50AM
blutofish1:
Sue, you gonna make it to the Rockford wing weekend?"


I'm hoping to. All depends on how work/travel shakes out.
 
thegildedgopher
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04/17/2019 09:41AM
Can we have a separate side challenge? Who can gain the most weight in one day? I just remembered I have tickets for Easter Brunch at Surly Brewing this Sunday. "Big Ass Buffet" is the phrase they use, I think.
 
ozarkpaddler
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04/17/2019 11:00AM
Certain I won't be in the money. Too many health issues this spring to concentrate on diets. I did drop a few lbs initially, which has stayed off. Good luck, all and hope your'e improving soon jwartman59!
 
mpeebles
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04/18/2019 06:12PM
sueb2b: "I'm still about 8 lbs down total.


Part of the problem -- went to Texas end of last week. I think I ate my weight in barbeque over a 2-day period. (Totes keto!)


Next problem - going back to Texas next week. But not downtown Austin this time, which may make the meals a bit less of an issue."


Had the same problem in South Carolina last week. Between Bullies on Hilton Head and ChooChoos in Blufton I did the same thing! Not to mention Red State BBQ just north of Lexington on the way home! Oh well, back to the drawing board. What goes on must come off.

Still cheering for everyone!

 
04/18/2019 09:07PM
thegildedgopher: "Can we have a separate side challenge? Who can gain the most weight in one day? I just remembered I have tickets for Easter Brunch at Surly Brewing this Sunday. "Big Ass Buffet" is the phrase they use, I think. "


Once I get to my goal you are on, my weapon of choice will be a GOOD pizza, Little Oven, Savoy, Sammy’s, has to be cut in small squares, this just seems to disappear with incredible ease.

I relapsed last Sat, had a big beautiful bacon blue burger, I did spread it out over two meals and chucked half of the amazing pretzel bun it was on but still haven’t crawled my way back from it.... 258 is where I stand, was down to 254 before Sat, how a burger and a couple of onion rings added 6 lbs seems to defy the laws of physics, I regret my moment of weakness lol
 
sueb2b
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04/20/2019 12:48PM
I’m down about 10 lbs. still not quite winning territory, but they don’t come off too easy lately. (No more trips to TX for a while.)
 
lundojam
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04/20/2019 01:55PM
Keep going everyone! I am down 17, and that's after gaining about 5 on spring break, which is what spring break is for, I suppose. 50 more to go no matter how long it takes, dammit.

LET"S GO!
 
straighthairedcurly
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04/21/2019 04:53PM
I am down 24 lbs. I seem to alternate...one week I gain a pound or 2 and then the next week I lose 4-5 lbs. As long as the overall trend continues to be downward, I don't panic.

The test will be this week. Have to travel with teenagers again and most dinners will be carb based (pizza and pasta). At least lunch I was able to order a nice vegan salad.
 
mpeebles
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04/24/2019 06:08AM
Great job everyone! I don't know why but I keep thinking about all you and what you're accomplishing. You're an inspiration to me.......I guess I'll have to be the perspiration.

Keep trying ........Mike
 
Chicagored
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05/01/2019 07:57AM
Started the contest at 212.0.

March was a frustrating month for me, with my weight bouncing up and down, with a net loss of 3.2 pounds for the month and ending March at 202.6 pounds.
The first 7 to 10 days of April were equally frustrating, with no net weight loss. I did some research and made some changes, and the weight started dropping again.

Weight this morning, 195.2, for a net loss during April of 7.4 pounds. Contest weight loss total of 16.8 lbs, and total weight loss since January 5 of 31.2 lbs. My goal for the contest is to get to 190 or less.

Big month for me - I broke 200 lbs for the first time this century, and I dropped out of the "obese" catagory to merely "overweight."

The biggest changes I made:

1. Reduced my protein intake.
2. Eliminated dairy, except for occasional hard cheese.
3. Switched from decaf coffee to full caf.
4. Started using coconut milk in my coffee.
5. Started incorporating bone broth into my diet, occasionally substituting bone broth for breakfast or lunch.

xxoo
mitch
 
mpeebles
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05/01/2019 12:26PM
Congrats CR! You should be proud of what you've accomplished.

I had the same experiences concerning my weight not dropping for a while and then dropping suddenly. Why, I have no idea. I just think the body must have an adjustment period or something. What I do know is that the "math" comes out....over time. For a year and a half I wrote down every calorie I consumed (good days and bad days) and how many calories I expended while excersising. For me one pound = 3,500 calories, just like it's supposed to.




 
lundojam
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05/02/2019 05:20PM
Hey gang! Two months in, one month to go. Anybody feeling like they have a shot? I'm down about 20, but that's like a deck chair off the Queen Mary. Long way to go fro me personally. I hope I don't win as that would look weird; if I do I'll direct it to the board or something we can agree on.

Let's hear from potential victors! I'm at around 7%, Chicago Red is around 8%. Who else feels like stirring up the competition? What % lost are you at?
 
05/02/2019 05:52PM
Started at 307, down to 254, should be able to hit 245 by the end so I’ll end up in the 18-20% range give or take. You guys will get a couple more days on me because I will be tripping from the 29th to the 4th so my last check in will be Wed 29th in the evening.

 
blutofish1
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05/02/2019 06:55PM
231.8 to 207.0. Still almost a month to go. Keep keepin on people.
 
blutofish1
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05/02/2019 06:58PM
Chicagored: "Started the contest at 212.0.


March was a frustrating month for me, with my weight bouncing up and down, with a net loss of 3.2 pounds for the month and ending March at 202.6 pounds.
The first 7 to 10 days of April were equally frustrating, with no net weight loss. I did some research and made some changes, and the weight started dropping again.


Weight this morning, 195.2, for a net loss during April of 7.4 pounds. Contest weight loss total of 16.8 lbs, and total weight loss since January 5 of 31.2 lbs. My goal for the contest is to get to 190 or less.
See ya at the wing weekend Mitch... This is my goal also..

Big month for me - I broke 200 lbs for the first time this century, and I dropped out of the "obese" catagory to merely "overweight."


The biggest changes I made:


1. Reduced my protein intake.
2. Eliminated dairy, except for occasional hard cheese.
3. Switched from decaf coffee to full caf.
4. Started using coconut milk in my coffee.
5. Started incorporating bone broth into my diet, occasionally substituting bone broth for breakfast or lunch.


xxoo
mitch"
 
Basspro69
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05/02/2019 07:48PM
Keep up the good work everyone I’m not in the competition but I check in occasionally to see how everyone is doing. I know for me it’s not a diet but a complete lifestyle change. I made a list of things I like to eat that are good for me , and I eat those things 95 percent of the time .
 
preacherdave
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05/02/2019 08:04PM
I'm at 11.7% but I've stalled. Not sure I'm going to get much more off. Hoping for another 7 lbs.
 
lundojam
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05/03/2019 06:31AM
Coming around the final turn it's Ragged in the lead!
 
Chicagored
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05/03/2019 07:57AM
Down to the home stretch. No losers here (although in literal fact, the way to be a winner is to be a loser!)

Heading out to the Rockford campout in a few hours. The miserable weather we've been having for awhile has finally broken. I expect to be seeing some of you there. Maybe we should use a separate table for the keto appropriate food during the pot luck on Saturday. I will be bringing pulled pork. I will also be bringing buns, but will not be having one myself. ;-)
 
05/03/2019 01:53PM
I remain pretty much flat, no loss but also no gain. /sigh....
 
05/03/2019 02:03PM
preacherdave: "I'm at 11.7% but I've stalled. Not sure I'm going to get much more off. Hoping for another 7 lbs."

I too have not done much the past 2-3 weeks, a little frustrating but I’ll just have to wait the lull out, definitely more to loose on my end but the low hanging fruit appears to be going away lol
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/03/2019 03:20PM
The last week and a half was a bust for me. I had to travel for a week with teenagers...put on weight and now that I am back, that weight has come off but I an even with where I was before the trip.

I am gearing up for the final push, though. This month will hopefully show some serious progress. Whatever happens, I have definitely gotten in better shape.
 
yogi59weedr
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05/03/2019 11:02PM
I'm down about 23 lbs. Just out of hospital after week stay and 2 operations.kind of like having grapes and cantaloupe before main stuff....
I wasn't really doing a lot different then not eating after 9pm. And not before 9am.
Good luck all... I think we all gained here even if we don't win
 
mpeebles
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05/05/2019 06:14AM
In a faint voice..........."Go the distance". Great job everyone!
 
thegildedgopher
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05/06/2019 10:52AM
mirth: "I remain pretty much flat, no loss but also no gain. /sigh...."

I remain pretty much FAT. :)
 
bct
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05/07/2019 03:31PM
I should have gotten in on this... In January, I weighed in at 270 and my doctor told me that I need to lose weight and get my blood sugar under control. He specifically told me that I need to adhere to a strict low carb diet as I am a self proclaimed sugar addict. With excellent support from my wife, I weighed in a 230 on May 2.

You CAN do it!
 
05/10/2019 12:59PM
I too am a sugar addict. Have been my whole life. Coffee & tea must be sweetened. Hate anything artificial, bad taste.

Finally starting to see some progress. Probably too little too late for here but happy to see the numbers on the scale going down.
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/10/2019 05:38PM
Glad you are starting to see progress. I finally lost the weight I gained on my travels from a couple weeks ago and now am dropping below that point. Hoping the trend continues this week.
 
blutofish1
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05/15/2019 06:22AM
Just checking in to see how everyone is doing.
 
missmolly
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05/15/2019 07:12AM
bct: "I should have gotten in on this... In January, I weighed in at 270 and my doctor told me that I need to lose weight and get my blood sugar under control. He specifically told me that I need to adhere to a strict low carb diet as I am a self proclaimed sugar addict. With excellent support from my wife, I weighed in a 230 on May 2.


You CAN do it!"


Whoa, that's a couple bowling balls and eight cans of beans! Congrats!
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/15/2019 09:26PM
I have been losing again after a flat line period. I might...maybe...possibly if all goes well be able to get down to 200 lbs. by the end of the contest. But at least I have reached the point where people are noticing a significant change. I feel good, stronger and fitter.
 
blutofish1
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05/17/2019 05:43AM
I'm right at 10%. I thought I had lost more but, we still have a little time.
 
lundojam
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05/20/2019 07:50AM
10 days to go! I just dropped a cool one dollar on a garage sale scale yesterday, and it appears that I lost an extra 7 pounds overnight. I suppose I should double check that.

Good luck everyone!
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/20/2019 05:27PM
lundojam: "10 days to go! I just dropped a cool one dollar on a garage sale scale yesterday, and it appears that I lost an extra 7 pounds overnight. I suppose I should double check that.


Good luck everyone!"


LOL, ya think? I need to get a scale like that!
 
eroom
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05/21/2019 10:08AM
I'm not in the contest, but I did hit my short term weight loss goal today. Down 16.75% from January 1st.

Good luck to all the participants.
 
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