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  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    That is what is helping me...the logging of all the food each day...you can see what is going in your mouth. Why don't you just start!!!!!! We are just 8 days into the new year....we will cheer you on.......just start.....we are all in the same boat and you will not be alone. Just start logging every morsel you put into your mouth and you can see what you should cut back on..... cut out...... control the portions..... then you will have a plan along with ideas and tips from all of us here. BUT you have to start. Good luck
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Posts: 1,444Member Member Posts: 1,444Member Member
    Hi Everyone. Just turned 64, need to do something as that 300 lb mark looms close. Cancer prevents me from most exercise so need to go at this by getting my eating under control. I do need to weigh and log my food or it just creeps back to over eating. I know this. Why do I not do this?

    I find weighing and logging my food keeps me from overeating. It's a pain some days, but it's crucial to losing weight.
  • DebKing52DebKing52 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    Hi Everyone. Just turned 64, need to do something as that 300 lb mark looms close. Cancer prevents me from most exercise so need to go at this by getting my eating under control. I do need to weigh and log my food or it just creeps back to over eating. I know this. Why do I not do this?

    @namelesshere You'll get plenty of inspiration here at MFP! Logging all my food seems to be the only way for me to lose too. Good luck and prayers that the cancer is gone soon!!
  • hroderickhroderick Posts: 739Member Member Posts: 739Member Member
    I'm 61.5 and have logged daily for now 373 days. Using platejoy.com to simplify planning has been key to enjoying a variety of foods instead if getting stuck in a rut and fatigue breaking my will. I've lost over 100 lb with 50 to go. Along the way, I'm learning to eat and exercise like a healthy person. I'm not on a diet because I'll never again stop caring about my health.

    If you log every day and want an encouraging friend who has been there done that, send me a request. If your profile isn't informative then please include some info to help me understand you. For me, having an open profile and diary helps me to do a realistic self-assessment and feel accountable. If you break your logging streak, I will send you an encouraging note. If you quit using mfp for a while without an explanation, I will unfriend you. With few exceptions, my mfp friends are much like me and welcome new friends.
  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    suziecue25 wrote: »
    Hi, I'm 70. Lost 50lbs...stopped smoking....put 50lbs back on....now losing the 50lbs again. 1 week in and I've lost 4lbs...yippee, even if most of that is water. Onward folks :)

    Good start......I started on Oct. 28th......weigh myself once a week on Saturdays...this morning down 12 lbs...slow for sure but steady. I swear the daily logging is the difference for me. 50 lbs to go.....like you....onward LOL
  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    Good morning everyone. Yesterday went through a big snow storm (in the great lakes area) and today and tomorrow very, very cold temps. Currently it's sitting at 10 f. or -12 cel. and that's without the wind chill...supposedly worse tomorrow. Brrrrrr. Well had a meltdown on Fri. evening...scarfed down a bag of potato chips. Won't be doing that any time soon as was not as satisfying as it used to be..in fact tummy was very upset afterwards. Feel better today though as did weekly weigh in and lost a lb. so that's 13 so far. I've got 49 more to go...such a big number (sigh) but then I did start at 62. Getting used to eating low carb and finding all kinds of ways and foods to have a variety of foods to go to so not to get bored. I am very surprized at myself and pleased that I have kept up my logging. We are leaving for Myrtle Beach for month of Feb. so looking forward to be more mobile.... walker and all.... for some exercise. First winter with having to use walker and so terrified of slipping or falling.....I don't need my back to get worse. Anyways keep working on your goals as I will on mine and slowly we go forward. Mary from Canada
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Posts: 1,444Member Member Posts: 1,444Member Member
    Great loss, Mary! Don't be discouraged - you've lost the first 20% of your goal! That is awesome! :)
  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    hello everyone....it is still very cold here in Ontario..... so we have 4 days to go until we leave for Myrtle Beach. Although worried about the drive in the snow can't wait to be more mobile. With the weather being so cold and snowy haven't been able to get out much so boredom eating is becoming an issue. Although haven't gained anything (yet) haven't lost it either. Been eating a lot of the "diet" soup...it's a good thing I like soup and it's comforting in this weather. Seems everyone is doing great here and we just have to pat each other on the back so we continue to get over our hurdles. Will talk again when I have some positive numbers to share. Mary from brrrrrrr...Canada
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 10,609Member Member Posts: 10,609Member Member
    mprocyszyn wrote: »
    hello everyone....it is still very cold here in Ontario..... so we have 4 days to go until we leave for Myrtle Beach. Although worried about the drive in the snow can't wait to be more mobile. With the weather being so cold and snowy haven't been able to get out much so boredom eating is becoming an issue. Although haven't gained anything (yet) haven't lost it either. Been eating a lot of the "diet" soup...it's a good thing I like soup and it's comforting in this weather. Seems everyone is doing great here and we just have to pat each other on the back so we continue to get over our hurdles. Will talk again when I have some positive numbers to share. Mary from brrrrrrr...Canada

    Sounds like a wonderful plan! It's pretty cold here in Michigan, too, so enjoy some of the Myrtle Beach weather on my behalf, too, OK? ;)

    While you're there, in between bouts of enjoying more favorable weather, perhaps it would be a good time to start thinking about taking up a new hobby for sedentary times, or reviving an old one you've not had time for? Mine help me as a distraction, and they do get more of my time and energy in the blustery months.

    Particularly good are things that require clean hands, like needlework, sketching, or playing a musical instrument; or create dirty hands, like carpentry or painting. Either makes it less tempting to snack, on top of the distraction.

    I do some mixed-media visual journaling, make jewelry, and am trying to teach myself to play bluegrass banjo. :) Having a distraction to get absorbed in can really help.

    Enjoy your trip!
  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    Thank you AnnPT....shall think of you on a sunny day there. LOL Your right about a distraction...when we get back and the weather is still (which I am sure it will be) the same shall have to go and dig up my Easter egg supplies. I am Ukrainian and I do the batik writing on eggs called Pysanky.....once you start you lose total track of time. I have done this art form for many years and I think this year is the perfect time to get back into it again. Thanks for reminding me of this and stay warm. In the summer we go on bus trips to Soaring Eagle casino in Mount Pleasant, Michagin. Your state is lovely like our Ontario in the summer and fall but come winter...watch out. Take care Mary from Canada
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Posts: 1,444Member Member Posts: 1,444Member Member
    Great idea, @AnnPT77. A good strategy for dealing with winter when those of us in northern climes spend more time indoors.
  • GerimsWils0114GerimsWils0114 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Hi! I’ll be turning 69 next week and just started counting macros two weeks ago. All my life my weight had bounced around, but in the last three or four years I really packed on the pounds. Last year when I went for my physical my doctor told me my weight was now clinically obese. That did shock me into taking action and I lost 40 pounds by cutting calories. However, from October to January my weight plateaued, and I still had another 15 pounds to lose to reach a normal BMI. I’ve lost 3 pounds on the macro diet in the first two weeks, eating more calories while breaking through the plateau. It seems like magic, but it seems like a sustainable way to eat for the rest of my life.
  • daklockdaklock Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    This is a fantastic thread which I am now following. I am 61 yrs old and am trying to get healthier. I am in the morbidly obese category and it is affecting my health and my joints. I have lost the same 5 to 10 pounds over and over. i figure I have lost 1000 pounds, but I still look the same. This time I am determined to lose 100 + pounds. I have set mini goals along the way. My first goal is 30 pounds less. I am almost half way there - I have lost 14 pounds in the last 21 days. What I am concentrating on first is portion control. My husband and I eat pretty healthy, but my portions are way out of control. I have set my calories at 1500 per day, for now, and as I get used to that, may lower it another 100 calories at a time. Mary and DebKing52 - I am going to use the visual of losing 14 pounds is like losing a bag of potatoes. I wouldn't want to carry a bag of potatoes all the time.... So onward and forward to losing more bags of potatoes. Friend me so we can help each other. Mary from Canada - looking forward to hearing about your trip to Myrtle Beach. I live on the other coast, in BC, and winter has been mild here so far. I hope it stays this way.
  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    Welcome to both mbippy and daklock......like you determined this time...been doing well. It's been slow about a lb every 10 to 12 days but that's OK because they are staying off. This winter has been brutal as with the snow and cold getting active has been almost non existent that's why looking forward to this trip. Keeping myself honest by logging everything that enters this body the good and bad and keep going...and portion control is the other mainstay. Getting pretty good at visulizing a deck of cards of meat or index finger of cheese...prefer the kitchen scale though much more accurate but if not at home helps to visualize. So we shall help each other. Like you girls have quite a ways to go and those numbers are so daunting (sigh) but I figure I've gotten rid of one bag of potatoes and let's try for another and then after that another. Your lucky Daklock your winter is mild, we are currently in the middle of a Alberta clipper which is dumping on us like crazy so a little nervous as we leave on Thursday. Mary from Ontario, Canada
  • walk4todaywalk4today Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    Just started mfp this month and would appreciate everyone's support. I'm 74 and have about 90 lbs to lose. Have been logging food and exercise (not enough, though) daily and find it really helps to hold myself accountable. I've been pretty sedentary this winter due to the weather and look forward to spring. So far I've lost 2 pounds and gained 1 back. Thought I could lose 5 lbs/month but I've realized I need to add more exercise to do that.
  • mprocyszynmprocyszyn Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    Hi everyone...well that Alberta clipper came...dumped...and left and today nice and sunny but da...n cold and going to get worse. Weighed in this morning and was relieved didn't gain any and didn't lose any either. That's OK as been house bound so not doing much except packing. I am eating low carb so staying under 80 gms per day and proud to say have sustained it. I do miss my noodles or rice or potatoes as a side dish or in soups but have been subbing shirataki noodles which is "0" carbs and minimal calories and because it's a fibre fills you up. It's been a god send for me (my daughter found these...love that girl)...... so passing on this tidbit to you ladies. Another lady gave me a site that has a lot of info on them it's healthline.com/nutrition/shirataki noodles. If you have an asian grocery store in your town they carry them...our Walmart even has them... and all you need is rinse them in hot water a number of times and keep in frig and use. The rinsing and then boiling or dry pan frying instructions are kind of over kill...did it at the beginning but not needed. There is a discussion on these noodles in main discussion under community. For example today's lunch was 1 cup of homemade chicken broth, 1 cup of veggies(broccoli/cauliflower/carrot/diced chicken) this hot soup was poured over 3/4 cup shiritoki noodles. It was tasty, looked good and very filling at only 114 calories and 16 carbs. so that's my tip for today. I've read some people "yuck" them but I tried them and like so try and judge for yourself. Share if you have any other good ideas that is working for you. Mary from Ontario, Canada
  • dauchsmomdauchsmom Posts: 75Member Member Posts: 75Member Member
    Im 63 and learning every day! Hi there to Snickerscharlie!
    I'm 65. I have Hashimoto's.

    Charlie i've been there. I was diagnosed with it quite a few years back (around 10). Hashimotos can give your life a total upside down! But hang in there! You can get through this!!
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