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  • reflectionofmereflectionofme Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
    Cloverdoll wrote: »
    I have a doc appt on Wednesday. I can't remember if she told me I needed to drop 10% by our next meeting or if that's a number I had come up with, either way... I'm falling short of it as 10% would be 290. I am however only 11 lbs from that today so I've come really close. I've been at this a full month today and my grand total loss is 21.4 lbs! That's an entire bag of kitty litter, plus a bit! :blush: I am so close and SO ready to be out of the 300s! A number I had once hoped to have never seen.

    You are doing amazing well! You should be so proud of yourself.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,216Member Member Posts: 4,216Member Member
    Cardio update
    1 he 50 mins
    @deepwoodslady inspired me to dance!
    Looked up Zumba Gold on YouTube, did 38-40 mins FUN!
    Then looked up Lisa Sansone which many had mentioned. Did 10 minute HIIT (was awesome! And 5 min belly buster Ditto. Then a little yoga stretching. Then saw my steps under 10K so hubby & I took a 2 to 2.3 mile walk!

    Total 111 mins of exercise not including the yoga/stretching.

    Thanks for this Challenge @tiabirdie56 !
    You are changing lives!
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,161Member Member Posts: 25,161Member Member
    @MadisonMolly2017, @deepwoodslady, you both are doing a fabulous job. I’ve tried to get into Zumba but have 2 left feet, lol. I loveeeeee you guys have found an exercise you 💕

    111 mins of dancing is fabulous :)
    edited December 2018
  • NuggetBrainNuggetBrain Posts: 208Member Member Posts: 208Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight: 286
    Challenge Goal Weight: 256

    11/27: 286
    December 4: 282.6 - I'm feeling pretty good about my progress so far.
    12/11: 278.6
    12/18: 275
    12/25~
    January 1, 2019~
    1/8~
    1/15~
    1/22~
    1/29~
    February 5~
    2/12~
    2/19~
    2/26~
    March 5~
    3/12~
    3/19~
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,216Member Member Posts: 4,216Member Member
    November
    11/20 ~ 155.4 🦃🍁🍂 Avg: 156.7
    11/26 155.6 Avg: 155.4

    December
    12/4 155 Avg 155.6
    12/11 155.4 Avg: 155.8
    12/18 153.6 Avg Wt for week: 154.9
    12/25 🎄

    January
    1/1 🎉
    1/8
    1/15 👨🏾‍🎓
    1/22
    1/29

    February
    2/5
    2/12

    2/19
    2/26

    March
    3/5
    3/12
    🍀
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~🌸
  • eatingfoodleseatingfoodles Posts: 171Member Member Posts: 171Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 155

    11/27~ 178 (Somehow I dropped 6lbs in two weeks. No idea how that happened!)
    December 4~176.6 (So annoyed. Definitely should be lower. I’ve been so good about my calories :s)
    12/11~ 172.8 (HECK YEAH BOIS)
    12/18~ 170.6 (Only mad because I weighed in .4lbs lower the last two days, but also I have the world's most obnoxious cold right now so maybe that's part of it I DUNNO)
    12/25~
    January 1, 2019~
    1/8~
    1/15~
    1/22~
    1/29~
    February 5~
    2/12~
    2/19~
    2/26~
    March 5~
    3/12~
    3/19~
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,707Member Member Posts: 1,707Member Member
    My name is Donna

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 153.6

    November 20, 2018 ~ 178.6
    11/27 – 180.4 And a Happy Thanksgiving it was. But not such a healthy one. I celebrated all week and held or attended more than one dinner. Now, it’s back to the business of a newer and better version of me!

    December 4 178.6 Exactly back to where I started which is a good thing. Now, to get this ball rolling!
    12/11 180.4 Disappointed in my weight. Weighed very early due to long trip to University Hospital I am going to today. I will be gone 2 days. More restaurants and long car drives. I’m going to do my very best.
    12/18 180.4 No change which I suppose is good during this month of festivities, out of town trips and food temptations. Lets remember to enjoy and appreciate the season, not just work, work, work. I am going to try to keep eating clean (at least while I am at home), get in my cardio and keep my Hallmark channel going 24/7.
    12/25
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~



    Thank goodness Tish mentioned being able to break the cardio up into segments. Even with all my shopping, running and working I have been able to fit in 3 or more 10 minute segments per day of aerobic dancing. All it takes is 2 to 3 songs and it's fun!

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    Cardio Record:
    December 14= 30 minutes
    December 15= 30 minutes
    December 16= 30 minutes
    December 17= 40 minutes
  • DebCountsAllDebCountsAll Posts: 471Member Member Posts: 471Member Member
    (Only mad because I weighed in .4lbs lower the last two days, but also I have the world's most obnoxious cold right now so maybe that's part of it I DUNNO)

    Oh it most certainly is a part of it! I'm sick as well, we both have inflammation processes going on courtesy of our immune systems...and water is needed for that inflammation!
  • DebCountsAllDebCountsAll Posts: 471Member Member Posts: 471Member Member
    🍂 Autumn ❄️Winter 2018 to 🌷Spring 2019 Challenge

    My name is Debbie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 237.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 220.2

    November 20, 2018 ~ 237.2
    11/26 ~237.4
    December 4~235.8
    12/11~240.2 I was in Mexico for most of this last week. I am still retaining water like crazy. I can’t put my rings on!
    12/18~234.8 I am sick, but still working a plan. My cardio has been coughing fits for days. I know, that doesn’t count…but cardio is out of the question at the moment.
    12/25
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~

  • eatingfoodleseatingfoodles Posts: 171Member Member Posts: 171Member Member
    (Only mad because I weighed in .4lbs lower the last two days, but also I have the world's most obnoxious cold right now so maybe that's part of it I DUNNO)

    Oh it most certainly is a part of it! I'm sick as well, we both have inflammation processes going on courtesy of our immune systems...and water is needed for that inflammation!

    @DebCountsAll Being sick is awful. Hoping we can get better soon! I'm trying to enjoy the holidays and get back in the gym!
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    My name is Tish
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 177.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~167 - 1/2 pound per week
    November 20, 2018 ~ 177.2 - 42 lbs left to reach my ultimate goal. It was 40 lbs on Nov. 9th when 175 appeared, then was rudely replaced by 177. Lol. This number loves me.

    11/27 ~ 178.8 - Been doing everything I should not the last 5 days; eating late in the day (8pm) eating bread, no electrolytes. One last croissant beckoning me today😊 and hopefully
    it's over.

    11/30 - 178.2 - Lol. Looks like I lost weight. Not. I prefer Wednesday's weight, 174.8😅 but obviously not that much since I ate pretzels last night. Keto carb havoc!
    December 4 - 😒 178.8 - That's rough , but better than yesterday. I think I should post daily weights for December.
    12/11 - 176.6 - Forgot it was weigh in day. By no means was this a linear loss. I was December 4 weight again yesterday!
    12/14 - 175.4 - Gotta post my own good report. I almost don't believe it. I was this weight once or twice during my traverse up and down the 170's since September! Praying it continues downward. I'm more than ready to be OUT of this decade! Doing EVERY THING RIGHT.

    12/18 - 176.2 - My mac and cheese😁

    12/25
    12/31
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~


  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    Tish
    Challenge #1 ~ Sleep

    10h! - Tuesday (8:30pm) Don't know why I was so sleepy, but obviously needed the rest.
    7h - Wednesday (1am)
    9h - Thursday (10:30pm)

    6h30m ~ Friday 11/23 (11:40pm)
    6h30m ~ Saturday 11/24 (12:30am)
    7h20m ~ Sunday 11/25 (11:40pm)
    7h30m ~ Monday 11/26 (11:45pm)
    4h19m ~ Tuesday 11/27 (11:55pm) Woke up at 7:14am - active mind, restless night
    8h30m ~ Wednesday 11/28 (10:30pm) Magnesium oil!
    7h30m ~ Thursday 11/29 (11:30pm)
    Challenge #2 ~ Water

    11/30 - 96.9ozs, +39ozs other fluids
    12/1 - 68 ozs, +18ozs other fluids
    12/2 - 112ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/3 - 112 ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/4 - 128.9 ozs, +41ozs other fluids.
    12/5 - 144 ozs, +62ozs other fluids
    12/6 - 112oz, +60ozs other fluids


    ●Totals:
    ▪773.8 ounces of water
    ▪292 ounces other fluids
    ■1,065.8 ounces of fluids
    Averaged 152 ounces of fluid a day! I DO drink a lot of water, but I think my normal average per day is probably around 80- 90 ounces. Cold weather and slight cold and sore throat was the driving force behind that number.


    I keep my daily water totals here
    Challenge #3 ~ Breathe /deep breathing

    12/7 - Probably not even 1 minute, but I did it.
    12/8 - 3 minutes, holding breathe for a count of 10. Every time I retrain for deep breathing, I notice that I yawn a LOT. I'll add on to tomorrow's post if I do another session tonight.
    12/9 - 4 min
    12/10 - 2 min
    12/11 - 5 min
    12/12 - 3 min, twice
    12/13 - 5 min
    I always breathe through my nose, just need to focus on breathing deeper for longer each day.
    Challenge #4 ~ Cardio

    12/14 - Raked leaves, yard cleanup for 60 minutes.

    12/15 - 18 mins of the HIIT boxing workout including warmup. Did as much as I could without a compression sleeve for my knee.

    12/16 - little bit of walking, not enough to call it exercise

    12/17 - knee said no way to exercise and I was tired

    12/18 - 60 min low impact boxing, step aerobics, dance. 20 min dumbbell workout and stretch later


    edited December 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    @eatingfoodles and @DebCountsAll, Sorry to hear you have one of these crazy type of colds that's been going around. Cough seems to last forever. Upside is that your weights are down! Good job!

    @deepwoodslady, I'm so glad that you are getting your exercise in a fun way! Its a great way to incorporate some calorie burning movement in your daily grind.
    Dancing is how I would get in some exercise when my grands were with me every day. They love dancing😄

    @MadisonMolly2017, A new low weight for you too! Congrats! I love that you are changing up your exercise a little! It's always good for boosting a loss. I like Zumba, but my knee won't allow me to keep up in a class full of young people. If it wasn't for that I'd show'em a thing or two. Lol. I did a Zumba Gold workout on youtube too 3 weeks ago. Really enjoyed it.

    @GrandmaJackie, You don't have to worry about looking awkward in any aerobics class. It takes time to learn the steps. Zumba is different though. Unless you go to the same instructor all the time, you don't know what the moves will be. Just do what you can and have fun! You'll burn plenty of calories. When my friend held her breast cancer event, there was a Zumba Gold instructor there. She gave 3 twenty minute classes. I participated in one and encouraged some standers by to join in. They had PLENTY of excuses. Oh, I can't keep up, I don't know the moves, I have a bad knee. I told the lady with the knee, I have a troublesome knee too and I'm gonna do this workout until I can't. Just modify! They all joined in. We had fun. No worries at all with YouTube workouts, it's just you and the tv! Burn those kcals!

    @Cloverdoll, You are doing fantastic with your weight loss! I hope that your doctor will acknowledge the hard work you put in to achieve your loss thus far.
    edited December 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    @NuggetBrain and @reflectionofme, Nice losses for you both this week. Great job! This is a rough time of year to achieve a loss in weight and you're doing it! Congrats!

    @pioneerrose, Welcome to the challenge! I love your personal challenge. Speaking to people that you don't know is a very thoughtful thing to do. Sometimes it's just a few kind and friendly spoken words that can make someone's entire day. Too much self-centeredness in the world today.

    edited December 2018
  • pioneerrosepioneerrose Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
    I find myself stepping in the scale every time I walk on the bathroom. I am getting discouraged with the constant change of weight. I’ve even hidden the scale in the cubbard but still pull it out almost every time. 😡
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    @pioneerrose, Please don't become discouraged over scale weight. Weight fluctuates all day long. We eat, drink, eliminate. All change the number on the scale. Salt makes us hold onto extra fluid, not enough potassium makes you hold onto fluid. Some of us ME! can have up to 4 or 5lbs of fluid retention at any given time. I don't like it, but I don't worry about it. I was not a fan of daily weighing, it was discouraging to me also. I've been weighing daily for almost a year now and have learned a lot more about what can cause my "gains" Take your body measurements once a month and compare. Pay more attention to how your clothes are fitting and shoes! Take a picture of yourself every few weeks also. You'd be surprised at the subtle changes that you do not notice in the mirror!
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,216Member Member Posts: 4,216Member Member
    @pioneerrose I agree with Tish. The daily up’s and down’s give us valuable info AND masked it harder for us to lose track of our goals.

    I used to do what you’re doing, but I set two rules for myself 1) No weighing after 9:30 AM, 2) No weighing with clothes on. So, if I’m tempted to weigh again, I have to take the effort to remove them & then get dressed again.
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    Tish
    Challenge #1 ~ Sleep

    10h! - Tuesday (8:30pm) Don't know why I was so sleepy, but obviously needed the rest.
    7h - Wednesday (1am)
    9h - Thursday (10:30pm)

    6h30m ~ Friday 11/23 (11:40pm)
    6h30m ~ Saturday 11/24 (12:30am)
    7h20m ~ Sunday 11/25 (11:40pm)
    7h30m ~ Monday 11/26 (11:45pm)
    4h19m ~ Tuesday 11/27 (11:55pm) Woke up at 7:14am - active mind, restless night
    8h30m ~ Wednesday 11/28 (10:30pm) Magnesium oil!
    7h30m ~ Thursday 11/29 (11:30pm)
    Challenge #2 ~ Water

    11/30 - 96.9ozs, +39ozs other fluids
    12/1 - 68 ozs, +18ozs other fluids
    12/2 - 112ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/3 - 112 ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/4 - 128.9 ozs, +41ozs other fluids.
    12/5 - 144 ozs, +62ozs other fluids
    12/6 - 112oz, +60ozs other fluids


    ●Totals:
    ▪773.8 ounces of water
    ▪292 ounces other fluids
    ■1,065.8 ounces of fluids
    Averaged 152 ounces of fluid a day! I DO drink a lot of water, but I think my normal average per day is probably around 80- 90 ounces. Cold weather and slight cold and sore throat was the driving force behind that number.


    I keep my daily water totals here
    Challenge #3 ~ Breathe /deep breathing

    12/7 - Probably not even 1 minute, but I did it.
    12/8 - 3 minutes, holding breathe for a count of 10. Every time I retrain for deep breathing, I notice that I yawn a LOT. I'll add on to tomorrow's post if I do another session tonight.
    12/9 - 4 min
    12/10 - 2 min
    12/11 - 5 min
    12/12 - 3 min, twice
    12/13 - 5 min
    I always breathe through my nose, just need to focus on breathing deeper for longer each day.
    Challenge #4 ~ Cardio

    12/14 - Raked leaves, yard cleanup for 60 minutes.
    12/15 - 18 mins of the HIIT boxing workout including warmup. Did as much as I could without a compression sleeve for my knee.
    12/16 - little bit of walking, not enough to call it exercise
    12/17 - knee said no way to exercise and I was tired
    12/18 - 60 min low impact boxing, step aerobics, dance. 20 min dumbbell workout and stretch later

    12/19 - Sore knees! Mainly did some stretching. I had to rest my knee even with a brace. So the only thing I did yesterday was run a few errands and do some cleaning. Tomorrow, bedsheet workout!


  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    *****CHALLENGES*****

    **Each challenge will be for 7 days**
    **Each challenge will help us establish and reinforce good healthy habits**
    **Take your measurements on day 1 of the first challenge. No need to post them. They are for body measurement comparisons throughout and at the end of the challenge. January 20, 2019 and March 17, 2019 - We should notice some significant changes.

    Challenge #5 ~ 🏋🏻‍💪 Strength 🏋🏻‍💪
    December 21 through December 27

    Lets keep up the cardio and add 15 to 30 minutes of strength exercises 3 times a week. For home workouts, you can use exercise bands, weighted ball, hand held weights or just your body weight.

    Lets not forget to give our feet and ankles some love, they work hard to support us!

    Foot stretches - ankle circles, heel to toe walking, walk on balls of feet, arch stretch, foot massage, make time for a soothing foot soak this week!


    Dumbbell Exercise Illustrations
    Do you like using exercise apps?
    •You can download the *30 Day Fitness Challenge* App on Google Play Store or Apple's App Store•

    Dumbbell Workout for Beginners
    Beginner and Intermediate Workout Routines
    Construct Muscles ~ Workout Archive
    Intermediate Full Body Dumbbell Workout
    Beginner Core Workout
    Weight Training Stretch Regimen

    Five Homemade Foot Soak Recipes


    🏋🏻‍💪🏋🏻‍💪 Strength 🏋🏻‍💪🏋🏻‍💪




    edited December 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,256Member Member Posts: 2,256Member Member
    Tish
    Challenge #1 ~ Sleep

    10h! - Tuesday (8:30pm) Don't know why I was so sleepy, but obviously needed the rest.
    7h - Wednesday (1am)
    9h - Thursday (10:30pm)

    6h30m ~ Friday 11/23 (11:40pm)
    6h30m ~ Saturday 11/24 (12:30am)
    7h20m ~ Sunday 11/25 (11:40pm)
    7h30m ~ Monday 11/26 (11:45pm)
    4h19m ~ Tuesday 11/27 (11:55pm) Woke up at 7:14am - active mind, restless night
    8h30m ~ Wednesday 11/28 (10:30pm) Magnesium oil!
    7h30m ~ Thursday 11/29 (11:30pm)
    Challenge #2 ~ Water

    11/30 - 96.9ozs, +39ozs other fluids
    12/1 - 68 ozs, +18ozs other fluids
    12/2 - 112ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/3 - 112 ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/4 - 128.9 ozs, +41ozs other fluids.
    12/5 - 144 ozs, +62ozs other fluids
    12/6 - 112oz, +60ozs other fluids


    ●Totals:
    ▪773.8 ounces of water
    ▪292 ounces other fluids
    ■1,065.8 ounces of fluids
    Averaged 152 ounces of fluid a day! I DO drink a lot of water, but I think my normal average per day is probably around 80- 90 ounces. Cold weather and slight cold and sore throat was the driving force behind that number.


    I keep my daily water totals here
    Challenge #3 ~ Breathe /deep breathing

    12/7 - Probably not even 1 minute, but I did it.
    12/8 - 3 minutes, holding breathe for a count of 10. Every time I retrain for deep breathing, I notice that I yawn a LOT. I'll add on to tomorrow's post if I do another session tonight.
    12/9 - 4 min
    12/10 - 2 min
    12/11 - 5 min
    12/12 - 3 min, twice
    12/13 - 5 min
    I always breathe through my nose, just need to focus on breathing deeper for longer each day.
    Challenge #4 ~ Cardio

    12/14 - Raked leaves, yard cleanup for 60 minutes.
    12/15 - 18 mins of the HIIT boxing workout including warmup. Did as much as I could without a compression sleeve for my knee.
    12/16 - little bit of walking, not enough to call it exercise
    12/17 - knee said no way to exercise and I was tired
    12/18 - 60 min low impact boxing, step aerobics, dance. 20 min dumbbell workout and stretch later
    12/19 - Sore knees! Mainly did some stretching. I had to rest my knee even with a brace. So the only thing I did yesterday was run a few errands and do some cleaning. Tomorrow, bedsheet workout!
    12/20 - 😢

    12/21 - No bedsheet workout yesterday😔 Every injury I have decided to ache. Feeling better today, so I will take advantage of it and get some exercise, both cardio and strength. Today my compression sleeve comes. Yaay!
    edited December 2018
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