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June 17, 2010


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Congratulations, Susan!

As for myself, I was pretty much unable to go to the gym for most of the last 2 months. I'm back to my regular visits at ungodly hours. The only reasons I didn't gain any weight and actually lost some is that I had been running around taking care of my wife after her surgery while handling work's constant emergencies and skipping meals inthe process.

I do not recommend that diet.

Again, congratulations.

Skipping meals doesn't work in the long run -- your body decides you are starving and slows your metabolism. That's why I have a minimum number of calories per day.

Luckily for me, my metabolism is so fast that, even when it slows down, it's still ahead of other people's.


Congratulations, Susan! I'm so glad that you've found something that works for you and makes you happy. It seems like the simple approach is the best, especially for someone as busy as you are.

I love reading about your hoop progress! I went through a similar process of discovering new muscles when I learned belly dance. I'm still discovering new ones, in an effort to improve my rib and ab isolations.

Congratulations! I'm down 30-35 pounds from May 2008--been pretty stable since last summer. I'm trying to eat somewhat less in general, cutting way down on sodas and sugary snacks, and gradually building up time on my exercise bike. I'd like to lose at least another 15-20 pounds (and love to lost another 50), but I'll be happy just to remain where I am.

Keep up the good work.

Oh great news! I've lost 18 pounds from May 7th until today (nurse called in the middle of the night and I got weighed at the doctor's) and I'm having too many days where I'm not making the required 1000 minimum calories. I'm sure that's part of it, but I'm not showing malnutrition yet.

I don't think I had my minimum of calories over the weekend what with my waking up sick on Saturday. I spent most of that day sleeping until the evening, after which I had about 1.5 glass of water and a few cherries. I felt ok yesterday, but didn't have much appetite: a few scoops of oatmeal, some rice, and the last cherries.

Well, I'm psyched. Without any sort of tracking of my food intake at all I managed to lose another pound over the last week. I imagine that had something to do with the eight hours of exercise a day at my dance week, but I was actually a little worried that I wasn't eating enough food to keep up and my metabolism would shift to starvation mode and prevent any weight loss. And I've been eating like a famine victim since I got back, which seems like it wouldn't help.

I am now at the lowest weight I've been recently (the same place I was in the summer of 2006), but since I cheated with surgery for five pounds, I still need to lose another five to really hit my low point. I'm not actively trying to lose weight right now -- it seems better to just maintain the loss for a few months before another big push this fall -- but I'd be perfectly happy if the pounds just keep trickling away with no big effort on my part.

I'd be perfectly happy if the pounds just keep trickling away

I'm melting, I'm melting!

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