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  1. #181
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    Emily, I found that "mixing up" what I eat, decreasing fruit and breads, and adding veggies helped me break my own barrier. I still cook and go out, but there are things that are just more "once in awhile" than before. I suspect my caloric intake is not much different than it was before and is probably higher than others, but this is mostly working for me. I didn't realize how much my eating had changed, until last weekend, when presented with the breakfast at the B and B, I freaked. The breakfast was a very small amount of plain yogurt (probably whole fat) and good fruit, a strawberry muffin, and a couple of meat filled little pastry things. We were leaving to go on a longer ride and despite eating most of my Luna Bar before and during the ride, I was pretty much bonking by the time I ate lunch. Not enough protein and I skipped the bad carbs as much as I could.
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  2. #182
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    Still 104.5, but trending up slightly. Averaged 1800 calories per day. Too much! Backing off a bit.
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  3. #183
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    107

    I can't seem to break that barrier. Was 106.5 yesterday but back to 107 today, which is a typical pattern. I seem to be stuck in the 106.5 to 108 range. My ideal weight for my very small frame is 102-104. However, considering I have been taking a break from running due to the intense early-season heat, I really shouldn't complain. I am starting to get back into weights and doing more yoga at home (since I only take class once a week) to make up for the lack of running. And still cycling in the heat, of course.

    Since I go to the US for a week on June 3, I am really, truly hoping to get to 105 by the end of May, but given my pattern, it's going to be difficult. It's only a couple lbs, which I used to be able to lose SO easily when I was younger, but it's gotten a lot harder as I get closer to menopause. I feel like I am eating a moderate amount and very healthfully, and I hesitate to cut calories too much lest my body go into "starvation hoarding mode".

    FWIW, I'm pretty sure yoga and weight training burn fewer calories than running. I think even cycling burns fewer calories, since it's not weight-bearing.

    I'm at 141.6 today. Was at 140.8 on May 1. Water...

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  4. #184
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    If there will be a may/june I'd like to join in.
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  5. #185
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    I will also join up again for the next challenge, I just need to determine the best approach for maintenance.

  6. #186
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I will also join up again for the next challenge, I just need to determine the best approach for maintenance.
    Ditto.

    I have been doing maintenance since January and am still trying to find the best approach.
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  7. #187
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    I'm afraid to stop reporting here, as I feel the Friday weigh ins keep me accountable, even though I'm just maintaining now. So, count me in for May and June, too.
    DH has lost another couple of pounds, without much work. I think for him, the first challenge was way more of a change in eating habits than it was for me and now he is being very strict about it. He also eats a smaller lunch than me, most days. On the other hand, he eats some stuff I just don't go near. Waiting for the comments when I don't eat the pizza at the staff meeting on Tuesday.
    I'm feeling a little off today, so I wonder if that's why my body is almost 2 lbs. heavier.
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  8. #188
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    Hanging in at 139. I will be back for the next time too.

  9. #189
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    FWIW, I'm pretty sure yoga and weight training burn fewer calories than running. I think even cycling burns fewer calories, since it's not weight-bearing.
    Oh, I'm very sure of that. But my weight is the same as when I was running. When I was running 3x a week, I wasn't doing any weight work at all, and I realized I needed to get back to that, as muscle increases the metabolism. I have been lifting for years, but I always had access to a free gym at work and lifted 3x a week. Once I got here, I only had access to our makeshift weights (sand in milk jugs -- 1/2 and full gallons), and I lost the enthusiasm for it. Now I'm back to that because I haven't been able to bring myself to run -- it's been unusually hot even for Belize. Even bike rides are hard, but since my bike is my car, I have no choice but to ride daily (thank goodness!)

    Crankin, your points are well-taken. I don't eat much bread as it is, but I could probably drop the 2 lbs. just by cutting way back on fruit. That is very hard to do here in Belize, though, as there is so much lovely fresh fruit available here (and mango season has just started -- my very favorite). There are fewer nice vegetables available here than fruits. Since I want to eat locally as much as possible, my diet has shifted to be rather fruit-heavy, and that alone probably accounts for the several lbs. I've put on since arriving here. Chances are, if we were to go back to the US, those lbs. might go away since I'd be back to eating my typical one serving of fruit a day instead of about three!
    Emily

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  10. #190
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    I was 143 yesterday and we left early to go out of town. I am still struggling with portion size. Part of this is my 6'5" husband who is skinny and eats more than twice as much as I do. It is hard to put a small amount of food on a small plate while he eats 2 servings on a platter The other day we went out for dinner and I ate a bite of the appetizer (he ate the rest), a bite of his dinner and gave him half my dinner, which he ate. He worried that I did not get enough to eat, when that was more than enough.
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  11. #191
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    128. This makes me happy.

    I'm in for May/June.

  12. #192
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    145 on the nose. And off my butt.

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  13. #193
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    134.5 this morning. Since I am still working on building muscle, I need to decide what "maintenance" is. Replacing fat with muscle does make us gain a little so I need to decide if I should choose a weight to stay below...thinking about it.

  14. #194
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    I'm in for May June. It helps keep me focused.

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  15. #195
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    151, again.

    I'm in for May/June, too. Now that I can finally add back in some types of exercise, I'm looking forward to actively shedding some fat once again.
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