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[EAST] PAX East 2012 Fitness Group! [Meetup Friday 4/6 1PM outside the Wyvern Theater]

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I just finished an Oreo cookies and cream ice cream a bit ago. Just gotta fit this kind of stuff in there so you don't go all out and ruin your diet in one day.

    And how can you be plateauing when you lost -3 and -4 in consecutive weeks? Plateauing is staying the same and not losing or losing minimal.

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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    redfield85 wrote: »
    And how can you be plateauing when you lost -3 and -4 in consecutive weeks? Plateauing is staying the same and not losing or losing minimal.

    that's off the starting weight, so basically 1 lb lost in the week, and even then, still above where I was a few weeks ago. Maybe I'm doing the graph wrong...

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  • SpectacledBearSpectacledBear Registered User regular
    Week 1, 2/07/12: 261 lb. (+/- 0 lbs, +/- 0%)
    Week 2, 2/14/12: 259 lb. (-2 lb, -0.8%)
    Week 3, 2/21/12: 259 lb. (-2 lb, -0.8%)
    Week 4, 2/28/12: 254 lb. (-7 lb, -2.7%)
    Week 5, 3/06/12: 258 lb. (-3 lb, -1.1%)
    Week 6, 3/13/12:
    Week 7, 3/20/12:
    Week 8, 3/27/12:
    Week 9: 4/05/12 (AT PAX!!!):

    Back up four pounds this week, but I've also added protein to my diet and been having the best run sessions of my life. Clothes still fit the same, so I'm happy. :)

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  • SpectacledBearSpectacledBear Registered User regular
    Is the Fitocracy panel where a meet-up is planned? If so, I would consider skipping the first PA Q&A panel.

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    I won't be skipping PA Q&A for a Fitocracy panel, I love you all but I'm not too interested in the panel.

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    Yeah, the fitocracy panel is kind of in a badly situated time. Normally Omegas get front row seats to the keynote and the subsequent q&a as well (notwithstanding Round 1 starting during the Q&A), so not gonna pass that one up.

    Hmmm. Turns out scheduling more things to do at PAX is a little tough.

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  • PurpleBekPurpleBek Manchester, EnglandRegistered User regular
    Week 4, 2/28/12: 170lb
    Week 5, 3/06/12: 167lb (-3lb)
    Week 6, 3/13/12:
    Week 7, 3/20/12:
    Week 8, 3/27/12:
    Week 9: 4/05/12 (AT PAX!!!):

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Mission accomplished. Have lost 30 pounds since January, and hit my "Lose 30 lbs by PAX" goal I set for myself (which I thought I would have no shot at doing).

    I'd like to think a large part of that motivation came from this group, and Fitocracy... so thank you (and my family thanks you for a healthier hubby/daddy :) ) .. time to plod on to my "Lose 50 lbs by year end" goal.. maybe I can knock that out by summer :)

  • RealGoneRealGone Registered User
    I appear to be plateauing slightly. Down 1.4 pounds this week when I've been consistently losing 4-6 a week since I started.

    Still hoping I can hit 260-265 by PAX, which would mean losing another 10-15 pounds in the next four weeks. I think it's probably doable.

    I need to go back and log my workouts for the week in Fitocracy. It's like homework.

  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    Mission accomplished. Have lost 30 pounds since January, and hit my "Lose 30 lbs by PAX" goal I set for myself (which I thought I would have no shot at doing).

    I'd like to think a large part of that motivation came from this group, and Fitocracy... so thank you (and my family thanks you for a healthier hubby/daddy :) ) .. time to plod on to my "Lose 50 lbs by year end" goal.. maybe I can knock that out by summer :)

    WOOT! Congrats! That is an amazing loss.

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    Mission accomplished.
    Nicely done!
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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    Mission accomplished.
    That's awesome! Keep the spirit up and blast through that 5k!

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Fuck my life. Gained weight (1lb) for the first time this year while on Weight Watchers. Any words of inspiration?

    I think it is time to break out DDR to go along with the hockey I play. This is unacceptable.

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    @redfield85

    hate when that happens, but just ride it out. Might be a fluke, but DDR will surely help kick it.

    GL

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Yea, I am going to be a little more strict with what I am eating. Floor hockey 1-2 times a week, Ice hockey once a week, and hopefully starting to DDR in between will get things kicked back into gear.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Fuck my life. Gained weight (1lb) for the first time this year while on Weight Watchers. Any words of inspiration?

    I think it is time to break out DDR to go along with the hockey I play. This is unacceptable.

    My word of advice is to cut from your mind that you're going to lose weight every single week. It's just not going to work that way. Your body can just stop losing or gain a bit for a week or two because it's in panic mode due to losing a lot of weight so fast.

    Yes, gain weeks suck, but you'll go down again eventually. Just wait until you hit your first 3, 4, 5, or more week plateau, that's when it gets hard.

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  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    Chorazin wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Fuck my life. Gained weight (1lb) for the first time this year while on Weight Watchers. Any words of inspiration?

    I think it is time to break out DDR to go along with the hockey I play. This is unacceptable.

    My word of advice is to cut from your mind that you're going to lose weight every single week. It's just not going to work that way. Your body can just stop losing or gain a bit for a week or two because it's in panic mode due to losing a lot of weight so fast.

    Yes, gain weeks suck, but you'll go down again eventually. Just wait until you hit your first 3, 4, 5, or more week plateau, that's when it gets hard.

    this, this, 1000 times this. I have had plateaus as long as 10 weeks before, and yes it sucks, but if you stick with it and make incremental changes you will eventually find something that bumps you back into the fast lane. it's giving up because of your plateau that is the killer. it's frustrating to think "i'm doing everything perfectly and not losing" but you have to remember that you would be doing a LOT worse if you weren't working as hard as you are.

    I didn't get to weigh in this week, had some friends in from out of town, but will check in over the weekend.

    also, vttym - congratulations on your success! this group has definitely kept me motivated too! :)


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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Chorazin wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Fuck my life. Gained weight (1lb) for the first time this year while on Weight Watchers. Any words of inspiration?

    I think it is time to break out DDR to go along with the hockey I play. This is unacceptable.

    My word of advice is to cut from your mind that you're going to lose weight every single week. It's just not going to work that way. Your body can just stop losing or gain a bit for a week or two because it's in panic mode due to losing a lot of weight so fast.

    Yes, gain weeks suck, but you'll go down again eventually. Just wait until you hit your first 3, 4, 5, or more week plateau, that's when it gets hard.

    this, this, 1000 times this. I have had plateaus as long as 10 weeks before, and yes it sucks, but if you stick with it and make incremental changes you will eventually find something that bumps you back into the fast lane. it's giving up because of your plateau that is the killer. it's frustrating to think "i'm doing everything perfectly and not losing" but you have to remember that you would be doing a LOT worse if you weren't working as hard as you are.

    I didn't get to weigh in this week, had some friends in from out of town, but will check in over the weekend.

    also, vttym - congratulations on your success! this group has definitely kept me motivated too! :)

    Oh God. Multiple week plateaus?! :-\

    I went 2 months with straight out losing weight every week (between 1-3.6lbs each time). I feel like the gain was my fault really. While I do eat Weight Watchers food, we have friggin WW chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, carrot cake pieces, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, fudge pops.....Oiy. Just listing those out makes my head hurt now. I am giving all of that to my sister/brother-in-law. I think eating too much of that (even though they are like 1-4 points) killed me.

    I am working on staying BELOW my daily point total for WW. I was starting to use my weekly allowance and earned points from exercise TOO much. If I don't go back to losing anything at all this week, I will start DDR/P90X. In the mean time, I will be lazy and hope things change with the food changes I make (plus hockey 3 times a week).

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    Any local Bostonians have any suggestions for good places to jog that might be close to or originating from the Westin? Would prefer anything interesting, green, and/or with water. if the weather is gross, then no big, but not sure how crowded the gym will be. I saw they offer running maps (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/features/fas_detail.html?propertyID=1528&fasXRefId=1005707179) but would love thoughts from locals.

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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    @redfield85 rooting for you!

    @ishtra Depends how far you want to go. I'd say head south into Southie and go along the beach (or to Castle Island and around the causway, which is one giant circle) or north into downtown and along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. I'm not a runner so I can't really suggest which is better, but I'd guess the Greenway. You might find the Harborwalk site to be useful.

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    @Direwolf thanks for the link - that's pretty cool. I'll look into that - beach would be nice :)

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Down 1.6 pounds this week, I am 0.6 pounds away from the 55 pound mark!
    redfield85 wrote: »
    I am working on staying BELOW my daily point total for WW. I was starting to use my weekly allowance and earned points from exercise TOO much. If I don't go back to losing anything at all this week, I will start DDR/P90X. In the mean time, I will be lazy and hope things change with the food changes I make (plus hockey 3 times a week).

    You really should eat your daily points, but not using weeklies and exercise points is a good idea!

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Yea, that is what I was doing for most of my success. This weekend might have been a shit show. I drank Friday and Saturday. Maybe 3 mixed drinks Friday, 3 beers yesterday. :-\

    This will be my super wake up week. Wake the fuck up, me!

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    A few days after hitting 220, I bubbled up to 222. Not a big deal, as I fully expect to be back on track by the end of this week, and still have an overall loss week over week. Sporadic gym visits the last 2 weeks didn't help the cause.

    I crushed the 5k this weekend, finishing in 27:54, which was over 2 minutes better than what I was doing in the gym (and included a ridiculous .5 mile hill in the middle). So regardless of the weight, I'm a happy camper.

  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
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  • Dgeorge318Dgeorge318 Registered User regular
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    I would expect that number to be going up slightly next week.

  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    So as it turns out I had a gain last week, so I had to spend all of this week fighting to get back the ground I had lost. Almost made it. .2 up from two weeks ago. But sometimes that's how weight loss goes. Two steps forward, one step back. Just gotta keep on truckin.
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    I also decided this week to sign up for Jane McGonigal's "super better" as another tool in my weight loss arsenal. If anyone else is doing the game and wants to be allies, I could really use some, so LMK! :)

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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    Holy crap, only 3 weeks till PAX! My slightly unrealistic goal is to break 300 that week. But even if I don't, I'm already 40 lbs down from where I was 9 months ago.

    @vttym That's awesome!
    @browncoatbeth Somehow I'd completely forgotten Super Better. Will definitely look into it.

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    All right, back on track. Shame it took me two weeks to break even, but that isn't stopping me. Just a temporary setback.

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    @direwolf Great losses - I'll cheer you on for hitting your goal -- make it happen!

  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    vttym wrote: »
    I crushed the 5k this weekend, finishing in 27:54, which was over 2 minutes better than what I was doing in the gym (and included a ridiculous .5 mile hill in the middle). So regardless of the weight, I'm a happy camper.

    that's pretty awesome!


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    Happy I Fiiinally kicked the cookies-every-day weight :) I might actually see if the dress shop can squeeze me in today ::cheers::

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    Spoiler:

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    how disapointing, and in all honesty don't know why I gained the pound back, but you know what, as long as I don't gain more, I'm ok, it's only 1 pound... lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks... can do it... hopefully

    And totally celebrate the loss though - 5 lbs is great, and definitely - you have time to break into those 100's :)


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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Just a thought:: Let's not lose steam here! We had lots of activity and support going a few weeks ago -- now as PAX draws close, it's getting quiet. It's tough to keep that motivation going, but don't lose sight of the goal - improving you. Getting fit isn't always hitting a number. I remember celebrating the fact that I could run up a flight of stairs once I had quit smoking without getting out of breath.

    So don't get discouraged if you didn't drop as much as you wanted to so far. Haven't been as committed as you wanted? There's still time to change that, and feel good about yourself, even if you miss the goal you set for PAX. If getting fit was easy, we'd all look like Adonis.

    Let's keep the positive energy going - get out there and make yourself awesomer.

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    Went to judo today, didn't stop for a breather and got more submissions then I ever have before. Woot!

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    Week 1, 2/07/12: Weight 258.6 (+/- 0 lbs, +/- 0%)
    Week 2, 2/14/12: Weight 254.0. - 4.6 lbs.
    Week 3, 2/21/12: Weight 249.6 - 9 lbs.
    Week 4, 2/28/12: 251.4 -7.2
    Week 5, 3/06/12: 254.6 -4 lb
    Week 6, 3/13/12: 248.6 -10lb
    Week 7, 3/20/12:
    Week 8, 3/27/12:
    Week 9: 4/05/12 (AT PAX!!!):

    Well, that was a pleasant surprise..

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Week 6, 3/13/12: 248.6 -10lb


    Well, that was a pleasant surprise..

    Nicely done :)

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    So, my scale says I lost 5lbs. From 238.2 to 233.2. After drinking a bit on Saturday, Sunday, and a beer dinner last night....can this be right?! I checked it about 10 times because I didn't believe it, but my scale gave me the same output each time. This scale has been good to me since I got it at the beginning of the year, so I don't think the scale is off.

    I don't think I went over my WW daily point total much when I did go over. My friends are saying I could be more dehydrated than usual. If this is a legit 5lbs lost, it is my highest weight loss in one week this year.

    edit: Weighed in again. Says 234.6. Maybe I am just fluctuating? I will keep 233.2 for this week and see what happens next weigh in.

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  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    So don't get discouraged if you didn't drop as much as you wanted to so far. Haven't been as committed as you wanted? There's still time to change that, and feel good about yourself, even if you miss the goal you set for PAX. If getting fit was easy, we'd all look like Adonis.

    this is often my problem. when I don't lose as much as I want to I start punishing myself, and all that really does is make it worse. but I'm trying to stay positive and hope the next few weeks I'll catch up on pounds. if not, at least I am continuing to work at it.


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  • LedaXILedaXI Registered User regular
    Ugh, life is cruel. I haven't been keeping track at all, and I'm kind of scared to, to be honest. I plan on taking the rest of my school semester to make good use of the gym that is literally right across the hall from my dorm room. No excuses, damn it. I can at least get a little fit before PAX.

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