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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:40 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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I barely exercised, I ate all the wrong foods, and ate them at odd
times. Vacation can be tough on a dieter. Despite that I lost an
additional 4 and a fraction pounds the past week, bringing me to a
total of 65 pounds lost. Everyone I know was commenting on my weight
loss. What a wounderful feeling!

I arrived back today, about 4:00 PM. after a five hour train ride and .
By 6:30 I was at the gym, trying to get back into my routine. Boy am I
sore! Amazing how quickly the muscles forget what they knew!

The posting below appeared on humanities.literature.author.shakespeare;
it's an amusing account of my falling off the diet wagon:

************************
Neil "The Historian" Brennen is visiting Cleveland this week to do some
chess research. We had dinner last night, and I'm pleased to report
that we
think you're all fine, except the ones who are crazy.

Neil has lost 60 pounds, and looks great. He used to be what we call a
BIG
man. He's now what we call a big man. And getting littler.

Playing Mephistopheles to his Faustus I led him to a theater district
deli,
and he wisely had the Fanny Brice ham sandwich (with fries!). As he
pointed
out, Faustus wasn't led anyplace he didn't want to go.

**************

Neil
385/320/230

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Old May 24th, 2006, 02:06 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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"The Historian" wrote in message
oups.com...
I barely exercised, I ate all the wrong foods, and ate them at odd
times. Vacation can be tough on a dieter. Despite that I lost an
additional 4 and a fraction pounds the past week, bringing me to a
total of 65 pounds lost. Everyone I know was commenting on my weight
loss. What a wounderful feeling!

I arrived back today, about 4:00 PM. after a five hour train ride and .
By 6:30 I was at the gym, trying to get back into my routine. Boy am I
sore! Amazing how quickly the muscles forget what they knew!


A few days off your plan didn't cause any harm and you certainly didn't
waste any time getting back into exercise. Congratulations on losing while
traveling. It's an area where many of us have problems.

Beverly


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Old May 24th, 2006, 02:52 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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Beverly wrote:
"The Historian" wrote in message
oups.com...
I barely exercised, I ate all the wrong foods, and ate them at odd
times. Vacation can be tough on a dieter. Despite that I lost an
additional 4 and a fraction pounds the past week, bringing me to a
total of 65 pounds lost. Everyone I know was commenting on my weight
loss. What a wounderful feeling!

I arrived back today, about 4:00 PM. after a five hour train ride and .
By 6:30 I was at the gym, trying to get back into my routine. Boy am I
sore! Amazing how quickly the muscles forget what they knew!


A few days off your plan didn't cause any harm and you certainly didn't
waste any time getting back into exercise.


Perhaps I should have waited for a day, but I really missed the
exercise, and my friends at the gym. And I had a fear that the longer I
put off resuming my routine, the less likely I would be to resume it.
Anyone else feel this way?

I did try to exercise. I got in a half-hour on the bike one day at the
hotel's pathetic exercise room, and I managed a 45 minute walk to the
lake and back another day. Unfortunately the only lifting I did last
week was carrying my suitcases and briefcase - it was a 'working'
vacation at the John G. White Collection in the Cleveland Public
Library, so no physical activity was required.

Congratulations on losing while
traveling. It's an area where many of us have problems.


I think some of the weight loss was partial dehydration. I drank much
less water than I normally do, partly because I was not exercising, and
partly because I didn't want to have to stop copying microfilm every
couple of hours. Now that I am back to drinking more than 64 oz of
water daily, I've added back a couple of pounds. Of course, that could
just be a normal day to day swing.

Neil
385/322/230

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Old May 24th, 2006, 03:42 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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On 23 May 2006 18:52:25 -0700, "The Historian"
wrote:

A few days off your plan didn't cause any harm and you certainly didn't
waste any time getting back into exercise.


Perhaps I should have waited for a day, but I really missed the
exercise, and my friends at the gym. And I had a fear that the longer I
put off resuming my routine, the less likely I would be to resume it.
Anyone else feel this way?


I don't know if I exactly feel like I wouldn't resume it, but after a
few days of slacking off and eating more, it always makes me feel
happier with myself to get back to exercising.

Chris
262/130s/130s
started dieting July 2002, maintaining since June 2004
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Chris Braun wrote:
On 23 May 2006 18:52:25 -0700, "The Historian"
wrote:

A few days off your plan didn't cause any harm and you certainly didn't
waste any time getting back into exercise.


Perhaps I should have waited for a day, but I really missed the
exercise, and my friends at the gym. And I had a fear that the longer I
put off resuming my routine, the less likely I would be to resume it.
Anyone else feel this way?


I don't know if I exactly feel like I wouldn't resume it, but after a
few days of slacking off and eating more, it always makes me feel
happier with myself to get back to exercising.

Chris
262/130s/130s
started dieting July 2002, maintaining since June 2004


Fortunately for you, Chris, you have been maintaining for two years.
Even though I've been working out for five months, I still don't feel
that I couldn't revert to my old ways. I feel guilty on days I don't go
to the gym, and wonder if this is the start of the slippery slope.
Perhaps this is a needless fear, but it's still a real one to me. It's
very hard to stop acting like a fat person when you are still a fat
person.

But I do agree with you that I feel better now that I've returned to my
exercise routine. Or I will, once the rust comes off. :-)

Neil
385/322/230

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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:09 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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The Historian wrote:


Fortunately for you, Chris, you have been maintaining for two years.
Even though I've been working out for five months, I still don't feel
that I couldn't revert to my old ways. I feel guilty on days I don't go
to the gym, and wonder if this is the start of the slippery slope.
Perhaps this is a needless fear, but it's still a real one to me. It's
very hard to stop acting like a fat person when you are still a fat
person.



I hear ya. I have the same issue. I've been working out steadily since
October and have nearly made my goal, but I still feel guilty when I
don't go to the gym (which is rare). I can totally see slipping back
into old ways so I know what you mean about this.


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Old May 24th, 2006, 03:33 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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take the gym with you...a pair of 3 pound dumbells foe working out in
your room and walking shoes is all you need...downtown cleveland is
safe and an interesting urban hike
The Historian wrote:
Beverly wrote:
"The Historian" wrote in message
oups.com...
I barely exercised, I ate all the wrong foods, and ate them at odd
times. Vacation can be tough on a dieter. Despite that I lost an
additional 4 and a fraction pounds the past week, bringing me to a
total of 65 pounds lost. Everyone I know was commenting on my weight
loss. What a wounderful feeling!

I arrived back today, about 4:00 PM. after a five hour train ride and .
By 6:30 I was at the gym, trying to get back into my routine. Boy am I
sore! Amazing how quickly the muscles forget what they knew!


A few days off your plan didn't cause any harm and you certainly didn't
waste any time getting back into exercise.


Perhaps I should have waited for a day, but I really missed the
exercise, and my friends at the gym. And I had a fear that the longer I
put off resuming my routine, the less likely I would be to resume it.
Anyone else feel this way?

I did try to exercise. I got in a half-hour on the bike one day at the
hotel's pathetic exercise room, and I managed a 45 minute walk to the
lake and back another day. Unfortunately the only lifting I did last
week was carrying my suitcases and briefcase - it was a 'working'
vacation at the John G. White Collection in the Cleveland Public
Library, so no physical activity was required.

Congratulations on losing while
traveling. It's an area where many of us have problems.


I think some of the weight loss was partial dehydration. I drank much
less water than I normally do, partly because I was not exercising, and
partly because I didn't want to have to stop copying microfilm every
couple of hours. Now that I am back to drinking more than 64 oz of
water daily, I've added back a couple of pounds. Of course, that could
just be a normal day to day swing.

Neil
385/322/230


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Old May 25th, 2006, 04:26 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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On 24 May 2006 07:33:58 -0700, "nkd_one" wrote:

take the gym with you...a pair of 3 pound dumbells foe working out in
your room and walking shoes is all you need...downtown cleveland is
safe and an interesting urban hike


I prefer resistance bands to dumbbells. They're a lot more practical
in your luggage, and can give you a lot more resistance -- and hence a
better strength workout -- than such light dumbbells. Three pound
dumbbells aren't a whole lot better than nothing, unless one is very
weak to start with.

Chris
262/130s/130s
started dieting July 2002, maintaining since June 2004
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nkd_one wrote:
take the gym with you...a pair of 3 pound dumbells foe working out in
your room and walking shoes is all you need...downtown cleveland is
safe and an interesting urban hike


By the end of the trip, my briefcase was holding nearly 1200 pieces of
paper. That was my lifting.

Neil
385/322/230

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Old May 25th, 2006, 03:38 PM posted to alt.support.diet
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you can leave the dumbells in the room and the maid can have them...two
three pounders are cheap enough to buy new ones on each trip
The Historian wrote:
nkd_one wrote:
take the gym with you...a pair of 3 pound dumbells foe working out in
your room and walking shoes is all you need...downtown cleveland is
safe and an interesting urban hike


By the end of the trip, my briefcase was holding nearly 1200 pieces of
paper. That was my lifting.

Neil
385/322/230


 




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