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Old May 20th, 2004, 11:11 PM
Heywood Mogroot
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Group is getting kind of cross-post flamey, so thought I'd make an
on-topic post...

Today the scale said 200.5, bringing my daily average down to 202.0,
meaning 30lbs down, 20 to go...

Tale of the tape still says 39", but now I can
just-almost-but-not-quite comfortably wear my old 34" dockers that
started getting too tight 5 years ago (so basically I've nuked ~4
years of fat in just 3 months).

Yesterday I used fitday for the first time, very useful, since it
confirms what my excel spreadsheet is telling me about my weight loss
(too fast again). For yesterday it said I consumed 1450 kcal and
burned 1466 in exercise (2 1/2 hrs of cycling), leaving a daily
deficit of about 2000 kcal (the BMR burn), twice my target deficit.
This corresponds to anecdotal tales of losing 1lb of body weight per
50miles of bike riding (from a National Geographic article on some
30-something guy cycling around Australia).

I've mentioned that on May 1 I went to a bbq and basically nuked the
next 4 days of progress. But as of today I'm again 2 days ahead of
schedule. I think holding oneself to a schedule is a useful dieting
mechanism -- it puts cheats in the category of just delaying progress,
and while the numbers drop slowly, seeing steady day-by-day progress
is indeed very motivating.

After I get down into the low 190's I plan on joining a gym, reduce
the aerobic cycling, and work more on muscle growth on my upper-body.
I've always been lame about going to the gym, but seeing how every
little bit of effort will pay off over a not-so-long period of time
has been motivating to apply this to getting 'buff', too (even though
I'm probably a bit old, 36, to see big growth now).

Heywood

232/202/182
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Old May 21st, 2004, 02:07 AM
Beverly
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"Heywood Mogroot" wrote in message
om...
Group is getting kind of cross-post flamey, so thought I'd make an
on-topic post...


You have that right! I'll be glad when they go away.

Congratulations! Your progress is fantastic.

Beverly














Today the scale said 200.5, bringing my daily average down to 202.0,
meaning 30lbs down, 20 to go...

Tale of the tape still says 39", but now I can
just-almost-but-not-quite comfortably wear my old 34" dockers that
started getting too tight 5 years ago (so basically I've nuked ~4
years of fat in just 3 months).

Yesterday I used fitday for the first time, very useful, since it
confirms what my excel spreadsheet is telling me about my weight loss
(too fast again). For yesterday it said I consumed 1450 kcal and
burned 1466 in exercise (2 1/2 hrs of cycling), leaving a daily
deficit of about 2000 kcal (the BMR burn), twice my target deficit.
This corresponds to anecdotal tales of losing 1lb of body weight per
50miles of bike riding (from a National Geographic article on some
30-something guy cycling around Australia).

I've mentioned that on May 1 I went to a bbq and basically nuked the
next 4 days of progress. But as of today I'm again 2 days ahead of
schedule. I think holding oneself to a schedule is a useful dieting
mechanism -- it puts cheats in the category of just delaying progress,
and while the numbers drop slowly, seeing steady day-by-day progress
is indeed very motivating.

After I get down into the low 190's I plan on joining a gym, reduce
the aerobic cycling, and work more on muscle growth on my upper-body.
I've always been lame about going to the gym, but seeing how every
little bit of effort will pay off over a not-so-long period of time
has been motivating to apply this to getting 'buff', too (even though
I'm probably a bit old, 36, to see big growth now).

Heywood

232/202/182



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Old May 21st, 2004, 09:32 AM
Michelle Guy
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Congrats on the loss, slow and steady is the best way to lose weight
as you really change habits along the way. BTW 36 is not too old i am
36 too ;-)
Michelle : Ozzie in Switzerland
69.8/59.6/61kg

On 20 May 2004 15:11:00 -0700, (Heywood Mogroot)
wrote:

Group is getting kind of cross-post flamey, so thought I'd make an
on-topic post...

Today the scale said 200.5, bringing my daily average down to 202.0,
meaning 30lbs down, 20 to go...

Tale of the tape still says 39", but now I can
just-almost-but-not-quite comfortably wear my old 34" dockers that
started getting too tight 5 years ago (so basically I've nuked ~4
years of fat in just 3 months).

Yesterday I used fitday for the first time, very useful, since it
confirms what my excel spreadsheet is telling me about my weight loss
(too fast again). For yesterday it said I consumed 1450 kcal and
burned 1466 in exercise (2 1/2 hrs of cycling), leaving a daily
deficit of about 2000 kcal (the BMR burn), twice my target deficit.
This corresponds to anecdotal tales of losing 1lb of body weight per
50miles of bike riding (from a National Geographic article on some
30-something guy cycling around Australia).

I've mentioned that on May 1 I went to a bbq and basically nuked the
next 4 days of progress. But as of today I'm again 2 days ahead of
schedule. I think holding oneself to a schedule is a useful dieting
mechanism -- it puts cheats in the category of just delaying progress,
and while the numbers drop slowly, seeing steady day-by-day progress
is indeed very motivating.

After I get down into the low 190's I plan on joining a gym, reduce
the aerobic cycling, and work more on muscle growth on my upper-body.
I've always been lame about going to the gym, but seeing how every
little bit of effort will pay off over a not-so-long period of time
has been motivating to apply this to getting 'buff', too (even though
I'm probably a bit old, 36, to see big growth now).

Heywood

232/202/182


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Old May 21st, 2004, 10:26 AM
Doug Lerner
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And I will be 48 in a couple of weeks. We were all born in the Year of the
Monkey (saru doshi), which is this year. So's my dog. He's going to be 12 in
August.

This should be a good year for all of us.

doug

On 5/21/04 5:32 PM, in article ,
"Michelle Guy" wrote:

Congrats on the loss, slow and steady is the best way to lose weight
as you really change habits along the way. BTW 36 is not too old i am
36 too ;-)


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Old May 21st, 2004, 11:44 AM
Chris Braun
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Well, guys, I'm 56. I never set foot in a gym until I was over 50,
and I've made huge strength gains and -- now that it's not covered up
by fat -- have put on lots of visible muscle. And I've lost 112 lbs.
over the last 22 months.

So, it's definitely not too late for you youngsters :-).

Chris
262/150/ (145-150)

On Fri, 21 May 2004 18:26:40 +0900, Doug Lerner
wrote:

And I will be 48 in a couple of weeks. We were all born in the Year of the
Monkey (saru doshi), which is this year. So's my dog. He's going to be 12 in
August.

This should be a good year for all of us.

doug

On 5/21/04 5:32 PM, in article ,
"Michelle Guy" wrote:

Congrats on the loss, slow and steady is the best way to lose weight
as you really change habits along the way. BTW 36 is not too old i am
36 too ;-)


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Old May 21st, 2004, 01:16 PM
jmk
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On 5/20/2004 6:11 PM, Heywood Mogroot wrote:
For yesterday it said I consumed 1450 kcal and
burned 1466 in exercise (2 1/2 hrs of cycling), leaving a daily
deficit of about 2000 kcal (the BMR burn),


I know about that sort of deficit on paper but does it translate into
weight loss for you in real life? For me it did but not to the tune
that it "should have" on paper.

--
jmk in NC
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Old May 21st, 2004, 01:25 PM
Perple Gyrl
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I am a monkey too... but in the next generation after you, since I am 35!

"Doug Lerner" wrote in message
...
And I will be 48 in a couple of weeks. We were all born in the Year of the
Monkey (saru doshi), which is this year. So's my dog. He's going to be 12

in
August.

This should be a good year for all of us.

doug




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Old May 21st, 2004, 09:13 PM
Heywood Mogroot
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jmk wrote in message ...
On 5/20/2004 6:11 PM, Heywood Mogroot wrote:
For yesterday it said I consumed 1450 kcal and
burned 1466 in exercise (2 1/2 hrs of cycling), leaving a daily
deficit of about 2000 kcal (the BMR burn),


I know about that sort of deficit on paper but does it translate into
weight loss for you in real life? For me it did but not to the tune
that it "should have" on paper.


Pretty much. The scale says I'm 1.5 lbs lighter today than 2 days ago.
I'm no physiology expert, but if the metabolism is more or less
normal, ie not in "starvation mode" (whatever that is), a 1500 kcal
expenditure will come out of the body, not counting the higher
metabolism the body maintains for a while after the exercise, too.

Running these caloric large deficits under the BMR, coupled with
strenuous (over) exercise will cause the body to start conserving
energy and holding onto fat, though. I believe what I've read about
the importance of mixing up your exercise regimen, to keep energy
levels and metabolism up.
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 04:11 AM
Chris Braun
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On 21 May 2004 13:31:50 GMT, Ignoramus29346
wrote:

In article , Perple Gyrl wrote:
I am a monkey too... but in the next generation after you, since I am 35!


I am, guess what, a pig.


And I am a rat :-). I wish they'd have at least picked a more
agreeable set of animals! I'd like to be a cat.

Chris

 




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