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Old 08-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #691
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Tami - SPIDER would have done me in and I agree, I am a firm believer that sometimes that NUMBER on the scale is dictating way more than it should!
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #692
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I get on the scale this morning...
Of course that should be DID NOT get on the scale.... dumb spider <gg> I wonder if hubby got it? Probably not

You're right Monica, it really does tend to hold a bit too much power after a while. I'm dropping Mio for at least a few days to see how it goes... I will learn to love our icky tap water again... I will.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #693
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Wow, Melanie, Anna, wtg!!



You're so right about taking the long view. I didn't get this way overnight.

Brew, you're a GENIUS!! I tried your experiment, and scale said 172 this morning!! Thank you a bunch, JUDDD buddd!!

Come on, new decade...I've been in the 170's forever. For Ever. Not that I would have been complaining about that when I weighed 215 in March, right?

Sorry this is a drive-by, I've got to get back to work.

Cheers everyone!! Enjoy the last sweet lazy days of the summer!!

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:58 AM   #694
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Tami - let us know how that goes.

Lynne - you are right, 170's is much better than where you were. Look at how far you have come!

It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO! We leave tonight after work and won't get back home till around noon on Tuesday!
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Lynne, you're doing so well! Congrats on the new low!!! WooHoo!

Have a great weekend, Monica!!!

Nothing to report here. Did get on the scale and it's still above my siggy weight. lame. lol
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:56 AM   #696
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #697
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Thanks It's really starting to bug me, though it probably shouldn't. Think I'm going to ditch dairy, too... but I'm still stuck on coffee lol. The non dairy sf creamers have corn syrup solids as the second ingredient. That can't be good, though it's only 1 carb & no sugar per serving. Less cals, no dairy, and less artificial sweetener, tho. I dunno!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:33 AM   #698
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Morning ladies! Happy long weekend!!! I am down to 195.8 today so almost back at signature weight. So that's a happy note for me to start my long weekend! We are just laying low, not going to do much this weekend except relax for a change! Anyone doing anything exciting?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #699
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Boop, enjoy relaxing! We are heading to St Louis. SHould be fun, but possibly rainy.
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Wow ladies!! Everyone is looking good. Sept tomorrow already geesh?!
I thought I was getting over the flu and apparently it was just getting started with me-my goodness am I thankful to be feeling better now!

Even with a bunch of cheats and crazy comfort menus my size is down to a comfty loose 12. Def need to start exercising ASAP to keep things moving but waiting on the cough to leave.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:38 PM   #701
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Awesome Peaceful! Size 10/12 is the smallest I've ever been as an adult & loved it! Huge kudos to you!!! Take it easy & feel better soon!
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Morning!
Peaceful-glad you are feeling better!
Zipp- have fun there! My sister used to live in St Louis!
Just popping in to say I am sitting at my signature weight... We have decided to to to go to a street festival today so hoping I get lots of walking in today! And water. Lots of water as I have been slacking on that this week!
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #703
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That sounds like fun, Boop. We're sitting around trying to figure out what to do. lol I am back at siggy weight, though, so yay for us... hopefully we'll both see new lows soon!
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... hopefully we'll both see new lows soon!
I sure hope so! I've been at a stand still far too long! Clothes seem to be getting looser though so that's a good sign, just wish the scale would catch up!
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:46 AM   #705
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Morning! I hit 194.2 today!! looks like things are moving again!
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NICE Boop! Congrats!!! I've been right at siggy weight the last couple of days instead of bouncing around, so I'm hoping to follow suit soon!
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #707
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I am confused today... Yesterday I had a bit of a cheat... I went for sushi so I hought today I would see a gain for sure! But I am down 1.8 to 192.4! I am not complaining, just confused as to why and how upping my carbs like that can lead to a significant loss overnight! Any thoughts?
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I've seen that happen to a few people on this board, but really don't know why. Congrats on a new low!!!

Same old same old here, but no bouncing which is nice...
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I am confused today... Yesterday I had a bit of a cheat... I went for sushi so I hought today I would see a gain for sure! But I am down 1.8 to 192.4! I am not complaining, just confused as to why and how upping my carbs like that can lead to a significant loss overnight! Any thoughts?
Just my pet pyruvate theory.

I drag it out every time somebody is stuck stuck stuck and they up their carbs a little...and lose. Wanna hear it?

Of course, Lynne. Why the heck not?

Okay. *Digging out my ancient, crumbling biochem notes*

Burning fat requires assorted chemical bits to work. (So does burning carbs; different chemical bits, of course.) It's equivalent to needing wood, lighter fluid, wadded paper, and a match to get a campfire started.

All of those chemical bits we can either gather or assemble from the food we eat, but maybe not in the quantities we'd like.

All it takes to stop fat-burning from its full, wonderfully wasteful inefficiency is the scarcity of one of those substances. And one of those substances, (I think I recall that it's pyruvate I'm thinking of), is a natural product of the glycolysis cycle, which is the carb and sugar burning cycle.

For those of us with carb issues *raising hand here*, we probably have always leaned heavily on that pathway for producing pyruvate - like McDonald's relies on Simplot to supply their french fry potatoes.

We went on a low-carb diet, and suddenly Simplot went out of business!

Now you're scrambling to find other suppliers of pyruvate, and they do exist, but they're not quite the reliable large-scale operation that Simplot was. So you struggle to get enough perfectly shaped genetically engineered potatoes to sell your usual number of french fries, metaphorically speaking. In short, you have a supply problem.

So what happens?

You cheat and have a little sushi rice, and your glycolysis cycle gets going again. Yay, a big shipment of pyruvate just came in! Now fat-burning can proceed at top speed. The scale moves. We throw a party.

And there you have it - my pet pyruvate theory.


I am one of those people who needs a certain number of carbs (but not sugar, I'm discovering) to keep the fat fires burning.

Scale said 170 this morning! Come on new decade, come on!!

Some of you might remember my Fast 5/Atkins hybrid from the last challenge? Well, I've gone back there in a way; I'm doing an Atkins/JUDDD hybrid. Calories are high on UD (I had a genuine almond binge two days ago) and low on DD, but I've tossed all the slightly carby stuff I was integrating, for now. It just stopped me dead in my tracks and I'm SO bored of the 170's.

3 pounds in 3 DDs is fine with me.

It's the last holiday weekend of the summer here in Margaritaville Oregon, so I don't dare leave the house today for fear of being mowed down by a drunken tourist. Wish me luck.

Carry on, my friends!! 20 days left of the challenge!!

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Great explanations & analogies, Lynne! Love it!

You need to update your siggy WooHoo at that 170... 160's coming up! Soon! How exciting!!!
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Lynne! Thanks for this theory! It makes sense, and I often read about people doing a cheat day or weekend or whatever to reset and it sounds like it works for some people. For me i cant ever do more than a cheat meal as it was last night i was craving all kinds of food i usually dont think twice about! Besides any cheat, even just a cheat meal, it usually sets me back 5-10 days. I am interested to see how my scale reacts tomorrow!
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And like Tami said.... Update those numbers girl!!! Teetering on a new decade is so exciting!
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Just popping by to say I'm definitely not dead. I've been out of town for the last week and just getting caught up with everyone. Looks like there have been tons of losses this week so Yay! for that.

Lynne I'm glad my theory is helping, I thought that might be the problem (as I am always right ) but wasn't sure.

for reclaiming siggy weights and 150's and size 12 pants too.

MIL is coming in a few days so once again busy busy but I'm going to try to make it into the 150's this month, probably won't happen but I'm going to fight for it like everything. I'm still sitting at my signature weight so there is some hope.
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Elise, glad to hear you're not dead. lol. I'm looking forward to cheering you on as you jump into those 150's this month!

I didn't weigh this morning. Couldn't sleep & got up around 3:30(yeah) thinking I'd go back to bed & weigh when I got up at 5... ended up just staying up & forgot all about weighing before grabbing a cup of coffee... I have a feeling it would have said 225ish anyway. lol

Hope today's 'Monday' morning isn't too rough on anyone. Just sent two grumpy college age kids out the door
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Elise, glad to hear you're not dead. lol. I'm looking forward to cheering you on as you jump into those 150's this month!

I didn't weigh this morning. Couldn't sleep & got up around 3:30(yeah) thinking I'd go back to bed & weigh when I got up at 5... ended up just staying up & forgot all about weighing before grabbing a cup of coffee... I have a feeling it would have said 225ish anyway. lol

Hope today's 'Monday' morning isn't too rough on anyone. Just sent two grumpy college age kids out the door
Let's just pretend it said 199 and you just missed it It won't be too long now. I haven't been great this week and really need to crack down on my eating. Apparently I only lost about 4 lbs last month, which is not bad but I hope I can do better in September.

Loving these cooler temperatures, makes me want to get my stroller out and go for a long fall walk.
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Let's just pretend it said 199 and you just missed it
Sounds good to me!

We have cooler temps here, too. It has been really nice... I do need to get out & walk. I think I was doing couch to 5k at this weight last time around. huh.
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So... I am up. The sushi carbs found me and I didn't drink enough water yesterday. Oh well. Onward and downward!! Pumping up the water and the fat a little today as hat usually helps me!
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Aw, I'm sure it'll be gone in no time Boop!
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Good morning all! I have been gone for too long. Looks like everyone here is doing fairly well. Way to go girl!

I ate like a P I G this weekend. Today will be a solid Down Day. I am in desparate need of one. It's my birthday too! So old and a DD! I didn't sleep the best last night so I do indeed feel every bit of my now 42 years!
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Good morning! Long time no see I'll be joining you at 42 this month. Can't say I'm thrilled about it, but there are so many amazing women our age & older that look & feel fabulous! It's just a number

btw, sat right at siggy weight this morning... really tried willing the scale down another pound, but it didn't happen. lol
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