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    2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 12 3/22- 3/28

    2010 Clydesdales/ Athenas Biggest Loser Week 12 3/22- 3/28

    OK - Here we go. Please join us as we all work toward our goals to be healthier and fitter in the New Year.

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    Mondays - Post your starting weight for the week and Goals for the week. Also report in on the prior week.

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    Two 20 mile rides over the weekend. Oh and dieting kind of sucks.

    March 01, 2010 285.0
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    Finally got off my plateau this weekend. I've seen this pattern before: 3 weeks stuck, one week of weight loss. I need to make the most of the "good" week while it lasts.
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    Ditto for me breaking the 3-week plateau. I was at 274.3 on Monday--hit a new low of 272.5 today --, a very nice weight to see. I've been switching up the routine, doing yardwork, riding a real bike for a change, continuing to eat sensibly. Oh, and the new 5-lb dumbells are really heavy. Not the amazing weight loss of diet/exercise gear infomercials, but a steady thing none-the-less. I can keep this up, if I want pizza I eat pizza, but a max of 2 slices, not 1/2 or a whole one. I keep the cheating to once every 3 days or less if possible. Even though I still crave it, I remind myself of how badly the fast-food meal made me feel last time I ate it.

    Week 2 - 295 lbs (start)
    Week 3 - 291.5 lbs
    Week 4 - 284.4 lbs
    Week 5 - 282.5 lbs
    Week 6 - 280.2 lbs
    Week 7 - 281.3 lbs
    Week 8 - 282.0 lbs
    Week 9 - 280.0 lbs
    Week 10 - 278 lbs
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    Week 12 - 274.3 lbs
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    Down another 3lbs so I'm at 205lbs from 240 on Boxing day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    I can keep this up, if I want pizza I eat pizza, but a max of 2 slices, not 1/2 or a whole one. I keep the cheating to once every 3 days or less if possible.
    This is my big weakness...I have no "off" switch, so I cannot allow myself any cheating. So in order to lose weight I have to become like an ultra-devout monk...no cheating, no straying; just pure unquestioning adherence to "the plan". I'm jealous :-)
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    Why are you all too fat for this sport?

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    I have become VERY selective on what I will 'cheat' with. It's got to be worth the calories. I've also found increasing my snacking to be helpful. For example on the drive home I become super hungry, if I eat some rice cakes, 2 or 3 to calm the savage stomach (but not eating until I feel satisfied) then by the time I get home to dinner I'm able to eat a more sensible amount. If I don't eat a snack then I almost always eat twice as much food at dinner thereby stuffing myself which is not good late in the day.

    Disclaimer: I'm no expert, only time will tell if this strategy works for me in the long haul.

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    Ok..so ive been bad at posting every week....last week I was up to 229 (scale error?) from 225 the week before. This week I am down to 224.

    I had a few rides outside last week, so that may have something to do with it...I need to get on track with my weight loss as I would like to lose at least another 20-25 pounds.

    New goal - Post every week!
    Rest are the same..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    For example on the drive home I become super hungry, if I eat some rice cakes, 2 or 3 to calm the savage stomach (but not eating until I feel satisfied) then by the time I get home to dinner I'm able to eat a more sensible amount. If I don't eat a snack then I almost always eat twice as much food at dinner thereby stuffing myself which is not good late in the day.

    Disclaimer: I'm no expert, only time will tell if this strategy works for me in the long haul.
    BPJ, if you don't mind some advice...I try to stick to a research-based plan called "Volumetrics" (which would be more appropriately named "mass-metrics" since it is based on food weight, not volume). The short story of Volumetrics is that a researcher named Barbara Rolls discovered that people eat about the same amount of food in weight per day, regardless of what that food is. To lose weight, decrease the calories of the food while still maintaining the mass of intake.

    Therefore you want more foods with a low "Energy Density" (calories per gram). According to volumetrics, rice cakes have almost the same Energy Density as pure sugar. The most energy dense foods are fats, sugars, dry carbs (crackers, bread), followed by the lower density foods, wet carbs (pasta, rice), lean proteins, fruits and veggies. So if you're trying to kill that hunger on the trip home, try some lowfat string cheese and a piece of fruit.

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/volumetrics-what-it-is
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    Last week 281. This week 278. Three pounds.
    Last edited by emperorcezar; 03-23-10 at 01:52 PM. Reason: For inability at typing, and math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperorcezar View Post
    Last week 281. This week 178. Three pounds.
    103 pounds!!! Did you have a small-child-size tumor excised?
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    Why are you all too fat for this sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazygl00 View Post
    ...*snip*... According to volumetrics, rice cakes have almost the same Energy Density as pure sugar. The most energy dense foods are fats, sugars, dry carbs (crackers, bread), followed by the lower density foods, wet carbs (pasta, rice), lean proteins, fruits and veggies. So if you're trying to kill that hunger on the trip home, try some lowfat string cheese and a piece of fruit. http://www.webmd.com/diet/volumetrics-what-it-is
    I'll try that, I wonder what the trade-off will be, I know at 35-cal per cake x3 cakes = 105 cal, of which I'm eating mostly air, but I have to chew for it Those 105 at that time will save me from an additional 600+ calories later on when my hunger is out-of-control. Rice cakes live in the car, require no refrigeration and have a shelf-life till the end-of-time. All that being said, I do like string cheese and fruit, sounds more tasty.

    Oh, and to the Mods, I hope it's ok to discuss diet stuff in the Biggest looser thread, it's related but slightly off-topic. Let me know and I can make a new thread and delete these bits of my blithering on.

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    To BigPolishJimmy- I am not a mod - but I figure what the hey - if ya can't talk about food on the biggest l thread then when can you??

    Once I while like to throw in some words about biking too.....


    And to all -
    So I guess I did not even post goals or anything this week? Did I give up? Not entirely- but Ineed to get back on the bakk and exercise etc. It's been hard being away from hom etc. So hoepfully I will hit the gym in the morning, work and then Sat & Sun ride the bike.

    Need to develop a food system for work. Am thinking about hitting Subway at lunch and buying dinner (It closes early and there's nothing around in walking distance to hotel) ....

    So that's a good plan for next week. Buy dinner at lunch and then not be tempted to munch in concierge lounge.

    OK - anyhoo will post goals again on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missbumble View Post
    To BigPolishJimmy- I am not a mod - but I figure what the hey - if ya can't talk about food on the biggest l thread then when can you??

    Once I while like to throw in some words about biking too.....


    And to all -
    So I guess I did not even post goals or anything this week? Did I give up? Not entirely- but Ineed to get back on the bakk and exercise etc. It's been hard being away from hom etc. So hoepfully I will hit the gym in the morning, work and then Sat & Sun ride the bike.

    Need to develop a food system for work. Am thinking about hitting Subway at lunch and buying dinner (It closes early and there's nothing around in walking distance to hotel) ....

    So that's a good plan for next week. Buy dinner at lunch and then not be tempted to munch in concierge lounge.

    OK - anyhoo will post goals again on Monday.
    It's all about planning planning planning. You have to plan not to get hungry, because if you do you're in trouble. At least this has been my experience.

    FWIW I think Subway is a terrible option for weight loss (check my post re: Volumetrics). I'm a big fan of Meal Replacements, which for me usually wind up being store-bought frozen meals, but I've been trying my hand at making my own lately. Compartmentalized, self-contained; they prevent "open-ended eating" which is a killer for me. I spent most of 2004 doing this stuff hard core, so if you get me started on the subject, I'll talk at length
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
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    Down one pound from last week, but still up one from the first of the month. Been a difficult month, we have moved, just a short distance, 7 miles, but hard to find time to exercise. Will hit it harder next month. But main thing, I'm feeling great. I can see eating this way for a long time. Mainly eating vegetarian with some fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazygl00 View Post
    It's all about planning planning planning. You have to plan not to get hungry, because if you do you're in trouble. At least this has been my experience.

    FWIW I think Subway is a terrible option for weight loss (check my post re: Volumetrics). I'm a big fan of Meal Replacements, which for me usually wind up being store-bought frozen meals, but I've been trying my hand at making my own lately. Compartmentalized, self-contained; they prevent "open-ended eating" which is a killer for me. I spent most of 2004 doing this stuff hard core, so if you get me started on the subject, I'll talk at length

    Wellkrazy - Subway has worked for me -it'sbetter than other restaurants meals out - and better than roomservice.I travel alot - every week so if I coudl eat subway every night I bet I would be thin...... I need to go buy subway at lunch for my dinners this week and prove you wrong For me portion control is key and - with Subway i get the right portion and I am happy...so note to self JUST DO IT!!!

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