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    Weekly Inspiration Network: WIN #10, March 12 - March 19

    I wanted to wait until somebody else started this thread, but couldn't.

    Weight as of 1/2/12 (start): 227.5
    Weight as of 3/12/12: 199.5
    Weight loss this week: 3 lbs.

    This is the first time in well over a year that my scale hasn't shown that awful leading "2", so it's kind of a milestone. We had some good weather this week, and I got a new (old) bicycle, so I've been able to get out and exercise more, which resulted in a slightly more than predicted weight loss this week. My spreadsheets and models predicted that I would hit 200 lbs today, but it actually happened a couple of days ago because I stepped up the exercise. Still - a prediction made a month in advance that was accurate within a couple of days isn't bad.

    Even though I'm below the 200 lb threshold, I still consider myself a clyde (or at least, a fat pony...) I'm still 1 1/2 lbs into the obese range of BMI for my height - I should cross that threshold this week, barring the unforeseen.

    The funny thing about this program is that, from the time I started it, the amount of weight I had to lose was always "50 lbs", even as I lost weight - the target kept moving. I realized this morning that my moving target isn't moving any more - another 50 lbs would make me too skinny. I figure I have about another 40 lbs to go, which will put me comfortably in the "normal" range of BMI.
    L'asino di Buridano...

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    That's awesome! I told myself when my first number wasn't a "2" I was going to get my SCUBA certification. Hoping this summer to reach that goal.

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    Congratulations Tony!

    I am staying weight stable with calories around 1600 a day, which is good. Today was a big day though on calories as I was traveling and I just ordered take out when I only had 500 calories to go.

    Tomorrow lots of driving. My goal for the coming week is to keep the eating in check.

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    Down to 222 from 248 at the start of the year. Started doing P90x last week to try and help with the process, it's a killer workout but I love it!
    Best thing about cycling is when I'm at work I'm thinking of cycling, when I'm cycling I'm thinking about cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youcoming View Post
    Down to 222 from 248 at the start of the year. Started doing P90x last week to try and help with the process, it's a killer workout but I love it!
    I got the P90x as a birthday present in November, but I wasn't psychologically ready for it. I've since tried one of the DVDs - it mixed in yoga, cardio, bending and a whole bunch of other stuff. Normally, I hate working out in front of the TV, but this one was actually kind of fun. All-in-all, I still prefer outdoor exercise like walking and cycling, but this is great when you can't get out.
    L'asino di Buridano...

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