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    Hi everyone, Just checking in. Had early...

    Hi everyone,

    Just checking in. Had early morning coffee then took my CO shot at 9am. Got hungrier earlier than yesterday, so I ate a Zing nutrition bar (about 200 cals) and about 10 almonds that...
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    Weigh in this morning was frustrating - I got...

    Weigh in this morning was frustrating - I got several different readings on my digital scale. However, so I have a "standard" I will just pick the highest one: 159.8.

    This is where my body seems...
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    Thanks for the welcome everyone! I will...

    Thanks for the welcome everyone! I will definitely weigh myself tomorrow morning, report on that and my progress with SLD as well. :)

    It is 4:45pm my time and I am still not starving, and this is...
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    Hi everyone, I haven't posted in ages, but...

    Hi everyone,

    I haven't posted in ages, but I've been reading this thread with great interest. A bit of history, last year I went from 160 to 150 pounds through a combo of diet (Paleo + calorie...
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    Agreed. Like anything, it is what you make of it....

    Agreed. Like anything, it is what you make of it. I've had fun reconnecting with old friends that I had lost touch with over the years.
  6. Oh wow - I am 5 inches shorter than you but my...

    Oh wow - I am 5 inches shorter than you but my wrists are 6.25" - I guess it's no mystery why I am at 156.

    I was talking to my mom over the weekend about this and she said that she always was...
  7. It shouldn't matter, but to my lizard brain it...

    It shouldn't matter, but to my lizard brain it does.

    I think all the obsessimg over numbers ... grams of protein, calories, prcent bodyfat, reps completed, pounds lifted, yada blah blah, is making...
  8. Oh thank gawd! You and others who have chimed in...

    Oh thank gawd! You and others who have chimed in here have made me feel better about things. I mean jeez, I have a 29 inch waist which isn't tiny, but not exactly in the obese category either, ya...
  9. LOL, thank you for letting me feel superior. ;)

    LOL, thank you for letting me feel superior. ;)
  10. Oh wow, thanks for that - I never accounted for...

    Oh wow, thanks for that - I never accounted for the fact that I might have a large frame! I j just measured my wrist and it is 6.25" - right on the border of large also for a woman my height. I just...
  11. Hi nuprimal - Welcome, and thanks for responding!...

    Hi nuprimal - Welcome, and thanks for responding! 116 pounds at 5'4"? See, I don't understand how I can have 40 pounds on you and be this size. Although I think perhaps a size 6 in United States is...
  12. Annlee - my personal trainer uses calipers to...

    Annlee - my personal trainer uses calipers to measure my BF. He's pretty experienced with it, and always measures the same sites, so I've always thought it was fairly accurate. Also, I have looked at...
  13. My head knows you are correct - the number is...

    My head knows you are correct - the number is meaningless. But still puzzled how the heck I can weigh so much at this height and be my size. It's not like I am solid muscle, I still have a lot of fat...
  14. No questions, just venting frustration .. maybe other women can relate ...

    Hi.

    I am driving myself crazy with the scale and comparing myself to what others weigh. You would think at my age I would know better not to compare myself to others but apparently not, because I...
  15. Sorry to say that calories count for me as well....

    Sorry to say that calories count for me as well. I gained weight on "unweighed, unmeasured" Primal. Now I find I can lose verrrrrryyyyyyy slowly (like 1-2 pounds a month) if I eat 1400 calories a day...
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    I do this exact thing! Blend one can of Trader...

    I do this exact thing! Blend one can of Trader Joe's coconut cream in the blender and store in a Tupperware in the fridge. A can lasts me a week. I use it in my coffee and yes, over berries. ;)
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    This is my favorite way to enjoy boneless...

    This is my favorite way to enjoy boneless skinless chicken thighs. Just made it last night and had leftovers for lunch ... still full at 3:30!

    Easy Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs |...
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    So, I'm into Day 5 of my "eat more fat but back...

    So, I'm into Day 5 of my "eat more fat but back off the protein" experiment. Been tracking in My Fitness Pal and my averages look like this:

    1360 calories a day
    80g Fat
    80g Carb
    80g Protein
    ...
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    Aw. Thank you! But I think YOU are the talented...

    Aw. Thank you! But I think YOU are the talented one. Right now I can bench 90-100 pounds but can't do a single pullup.
    Isn't it funny how we all develop strength differently? My trainer also claims...
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    I just glanced at your journal, I am guessing you...

    I just glanced at your journal, I am guessing you are still in your twenties? Now I'm really jealous. :) You are getting such a great head start with healthy eating and exercising. I spent my...
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    ***************** Hi Leida, My end of year...

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    Hi Leida,

    My end of year goals are:

    Achieve body fat % of 20%. (currently 23-24%)

    Bench Press: 135 pounds
    Back Squat: 185 pounds
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    And I am jealous of your deadlifts number! I made...

    And I am jealous of your deadlifts number! I made some goals with my trainer a few weeks ago (justbefore my thumb injury, go figure) and my goal is 240 for the DL. You are practically already there!
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    I just started deadlifting, and got up to sets of...

    I just started deadlifting, and got up to sets of 10 at 135 before I sprained my thumb. :( Not much, I know. I was backsquatting 150 before my injury, also. Again, nothing huge. I have just always...
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    I believe you, because I have always been one of...

    I believe you, because I have always been one of those people who looks 10-20 lighter than I weigh.

    At 150, I am currently sitting at 116 pounds of lean body mass, as last measured by my trainer a...
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    So interesting this ideal weight stuff. With the...

    So interesting this ideal weight stuff. With the 5 pounds for every inch formula, I should weigh 125. I would look sickly at that weight. I am currently 150 pounds and wear a size 4/6. I am muscular...
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