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  1. #76
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    I will be in for the next round, I just need to decide if there will be a target weight or maintenance since I finally hit my target this time...

  2. #77
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    I will be in for the next round, and not for maintenance.
    Target weight is 104.5
    Right now I'm at 106.8, but I imagine this will be higher on January 1st.
    It's been a year since I joined this challenge, and it really motivated me to lose 5 pounds and maintain.
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  3. #78
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    Weight this morning: 161.2

    My trainer killed me this morning. My arms are shaking as I type. Right now, the plan, other than sticking to my diet, is hard-core strength training four days a week, and riding two days a week until my ankle/calf/cardio ability is back up to a place where I can start pushing things a bit more, then switch back to two days of interval training on the bike during the week, one long ride plus one recovering medium-length (30-40) ride on the weekend, and drop down to three days of strength training. That's what I had been doing the two months prior to my injury. It felt good, and I was starting to see results. The Sunday "recovery ride" is really just me having fun with my friends with a lot of goofing around, like kids on our bikes again, and ending with a fun, big breakfast at my fav restaurant by the beach, which I always considered my "free meal" of the week, eating and drinking anything I wanted.

    So I feel like I'm just starting out new again. I got my cast off one week ago, did a seven-mile ride last Sunday, but after three miles, my calf (the casted one) started cramping, so I turned back. On Christmas (gorgeous day out), I did 20 very slow miles (11-13mph), and was shocked on how fast I'd lost all my conditioning. In just two months off the bike, I'd gone from being able to comfortably ride 80+ miles solo at 16-20 mph, depending mostly on wind conditions with my heart rate in the 130s-140s (I can't maintain distances with anything higher). At the speed I was going on Christmas, my heart rate would have been in the low 100s to maybe 118ish, but it was in the 140s, and I was struggling at about mile 15. Ugh. I guess it is what it is.

    Anyway, blab blab blab. My goal by the next weight-in is to get into the 150s, with preferably a 2-pound loss to 159.2. Since I haven't seen the the 150s in a few years, it will be a HUGE psychological boost to start of the New Year.

    My goal for the next two-month round is realistically 152, but my secret fantasy goal is to see the 140s again, even if that's 149.999999.

    I just want to thank you ladies for starting this thread. I know checking in will help keep me motivated and at least give me a place to hold myself accountable other than just in my head, which tends to have a....er....elastic accountability system when I get discouraged or just plain tired.
    Last edited by murielalex; 12-28-2012 at 04:18 AM.
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  4. #79
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    My final weight for this challenge is 106.
    That's higher than I've seen for the end of a challenge since maybe the first one I did.
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  5. #80
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    153 this morning. Grr. Still okay though.

    Goal for next one is 145. Again.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  6. #81
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    113. This challenge was a failure for me. In the next two months I want to get down to 110. I don't want an aggressive goal. Mostly I just want to quit gaining weight.
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  7. #82
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    105.5

    Very happy as this is the lowest weight I've seen in several months and 3 lbs. less than last week's post-Mexico vacation weight. However, I came down with a cold last Sunday and thus have been a slug, so I am sure I've lost muscle, and my appetite was suppressed from being sick. I am hoping that I can keep from gaining once I start feeling 100% again -- that is usually when my appetite comes roaring back, and even though I'm more active, I eat more than enough to maintain my weight.
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  8. #83
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    Though it's not weigh-in day, I just want to say that this morning I woke up to 159.2! This, psychologically, is huge for me. I haven't seen the 150s since 2007/8. It was my little secret wish to get there before New Year's. I tend to bounce up and down for a couple days before any loss holds, so even if I bounce back up a bit, it's nice to see the 150s peeking out at me. I'm really happy and motivated.
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  9. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by murielalex View Post
    Though it's not weigh-in day, I just want to say that this morning I woke up to 159.2! This, psychologically, is huge for me. I haven't seen the 150s since 2007/8. It was my little secret wish to get there before New Year's. I tend to bounce up and down for a couple days before any loss holds, so even if I bounce back up a bit, it's nice to see the 150s peeking out at me. I'm really happy and motivated.
    I know this feeling. Many congrats and Happy New Year!
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  10. #85
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    Congrats murielalax, that's fantastic! Especially this time of year when most people are gaining. Good on ya!
    Emily

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  11. #86
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    Happy New Year to you all - Is this thread going to continue for the next challenge period, or will a new one be starting? Whatever, I'd like to join in in order to lose the 14lbs that's crept up on me over the past year... So, starting from 147lbs, I need to get to 133lbs... I'll find any tips on keeping the balance between exercise and diet regimes very valuable. I've proved over years (and years) that I don't stick to exercise regimes in the strictess sense but have a turbo-trainer and am willing to do my wayward best on that till the weather improves ( cold high winds very off-putting ). Does anyone use cycle-training videos with turbo/roller exercising? Can you recommend anything attractive (I've got one cheap one but the landscape is so mind-bogglingly boring it seems rather pointless.)
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