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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 3 weeks ago #85

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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 3 weeks ago #86

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Damn you Canadian Thanksgiving, today was hard but mostly restrained myself from snacking to much. Tomorrow begins hardcore push for the last week time.
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I'm on the GibGub diet/exercise plan - eat nuts and run around a lot!
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I broke 30 pounds total today, since starting at the end of June.

I am just a skosh shy of 15 pounds for this challenge.

Woot. Woot, I say.
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bpsymington wrote: I broke 30 pounds total today, since starting at the end of June.

I am just a skosh shy of 15 pounds for this challenge.

Woot. Woot, I say.


Solid, everyone who has stuck with it deserves props for improving your health.
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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 2 weeks ago #91

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Picc wrote:

bpsymington wrote: I broke 30 pounds total today, since starting at the end of June.

I am just a skosh shy of 15 pounds for this challenge.

Woot. Woot, I say.


Solid, everyone who has stuck with it deserves props for improving your health.


+1!
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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 2 weeks ago #92

My final weigh-in was at 183.8
I still want to get below 180 and get my waist size/tummy even smaller, but it is nice to go back down a pant size; the cargo shorts I bought for this past summer are slipping down and my old pants fit again.

I am doing intermittent fasting (only eating between noon and 8pm) and keto. There were small bits of cheating, but I tried to stick to it pretty strictly for the competition part. I plan to relax a bit on my strictness from now on when it comes to healthy carbs like berries.
My daily fluids routine is one cup of black coffee in the morning (I might upgrade this to bulletproof coffee soon), then 40oz of electrolyte water, then plain water as needed. The electrolytes I used were LMNT one day, then Hydration & Ultima the next. LMNT is much heavier on the electrolytes, but the other two have some other healthy vitamins as well.
I also have some keto snacks that I would have a little of with a meal (often because I would make dinner for the family and simply not eat the carb pile; like rice, bread, corn, potato, etc) so I needed more food. Note: all my options are also non-dairy due to a not-exactly-but-close-to-allergy.
Bulletproof fudge brownie protein bars are good.
Munk pack nut & seed bars are super sticky, and I'm not sure how good allulose (sweetener) is for you, so I'm just going with mixed nuts from now on. The granola bars are better.
Kingline nutrition, kedough edible cookie dough was amazing, just be careful with portions.
GoodTo Go snack bars are also good, but again be careful not to get too many carbs...really, any snack-like food is going to have that problem.
Lastly, BHU keto bars were the biggest frustration. Although they are good, and can still be okay sometimes, they are not as keto as they advertise. Soluble tapioca fiber is not treated like fiber by the body, it should still be counted as a net carb.

For non-food, I didn't change anything for the first month+, and I plateaued around 190, then I added daily walking almost every day. For about 30 minutes just before lunch/at the end of the daily fast. I could sometimes get a 15 minute walk in early morning, but not regularly.

If anyone has any random keto food tips, pleas share.
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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 2 weeks ago #93

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My final weigh in = 214, total loss 15 (and actual total since summer = 31 pounds!)
That's 6.84%! Hoody hoo!

I credit most of it to being able to run again. I'm running 3-4 times a week (run/walk intervals), plus a couple more days walking or biking. As far as eating, I'm not following a specific diet other than eating less and eating less junk. I've almost cut ice cream out entirely - that's the toughest part! I've been inspired by my wife, who has lost 45 pounds (she uses Noom)!
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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 2 weeks ago #94

I have been doing Intermittent Fasting since May, and I am enjoying some success towards my goals. I go a full 20-4, and I am lucky that it is pretty easy for me. It really keeps my energy and mental focus at high levels through out the day, and I hope you guys will benefit from all that in the long run! :cheer:

I was happy to pitch in for the contest, and I am very happy that the competition has helped some folks with their goals. I won't be turning in a final weight 'cuz reasons (thanks Cpt. Winters!), but I wanted to pipe in here to thank Wade for getting this bit of fun motivation started for everyone.

Take care everyone -- and keep on keepin' on.
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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 2 weeks ago #95

So, final number 281.6
Good for a total weight loss of 22.8 lbs

7.48%

I'm sure that won't be the winning number, which is great.

I'm happy to donate to that cause as well.

If everyone would PM me their.final weight, even if they've gained, I think it would be good to see just how much we were able to lose collectively. I know I would use it as motivation for the next one.
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Weight loss challenge 2.0 1 month 2 weeks ago #96

Final weight 207.2, down 4.5% from 217.0.

Congratulations to everyone putting in the effort to live more healthfully, even/especially during those times when you're not feeling positive reinforcement from the scale numbers. Let's keep that going even though the contest is over!

For anyone who might be curious: the best part about Noom is that it really feels like a long-term sustainable change in my relationship with food, rather than a temporary exercise in self-denial. For example, I still intentionally permit myself to eat (and thoroughly enjoy!) pizza a few times a month; it's not "cheating" or reason for guilt, it's a legitimate part of my overall plan. But I've noticed that I'm getting better at stopping when I've had enough pizza (or a little bit more than enough) instead of continuing to eat it long past the point of satiety the way I used to. Noom's biggest overall focus is mindfulness, and learning to make less calorie-dense food choices MOST of the time, and 6 months in (since 245 in April) I still feel that it's working really well for me. :) Ideally hoping to see 199 before the end of the year, but as long as it keeps trending downward I'll be happy!
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