JUST GIVE ME 10 DAYS - ROUND 60
High weight 237.7 (2012)
01/01/2016 228.3 Began 3-year plan to get thin/healthy
SW: 155.2 BMI: 23.3
Round 60: My 27th round!!
Remain under 155 daily
Continue healthy routines through Nov 30...now DEC 3!
HIIT: 12 times per month
10K steps daily, lower on HIIT days.
PT x 3 daily
Eat my routine breakfast.
Limit 1) starches at dinner & 2) eating out.
Calories in under Calories Out Daily
Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Get More 💤 sleep 😴
11/25 156.2 Two hours hill climbing & some salty food. Feels like legs are re-building muscle! Food has been in control.
11/26 155.6 11K steps, food under
Two SMART Goals from 1pm today through end of this Round:
Goal 1. No eating out. I slowed it down- now time to stop. Effects the quality of my nutrition.
Goal 2. No refined sugar. Have not been eating it often, nor too much, but I could see it growing...
11/27 155.4 16,739 steps fast walk, building up muscles again.
Day 1: Goal 1 ✅ Goal 2 ✅
Slept 💤 7:00 hours❣
11/28 156.4 HIIT (6 intervals) + 7,421 steps
Day 2: Goal 1 ✅ Goal 2 ✅
My scale did not cooperate, but I’m walking much faster & doing the HIIT ie Quads are sore most of time! So likely hanging on to some water. I’m going to stay the course
Slept 💤 7:15 hours❣
11/29 156.4 47 mins walking carrying groceries, moved all day. 11,511 steps
Food clean. Some salt. My Mantra: “Muscles are good. Muscles are good”
Day 3: Goal 1 ✅ Goal 2: ✅ It was hard not to eat out, but I didn’t. I made what I would have gotten at home, and could track it accurately/make it with healthier ingredients. This should get easier in 1-2 days. Powering on...
I’m more concerned with getting my nutrition back where it was (Goals 1 & 2) than the scale right now since I know that re-ifocusing in them will lead to weight loss in the future (as opposed to weight gain, if I don’t get back to them.)
Slept 💤 7:15 hours❣
11/30 155.6 yay back to 155’s very little appetite yesterday. No sugar/eating out makes my cravings go away, again! Hallelujah!🙏🏻 Goal 1 ✅ Goal 2: ✅
Slept 💤 6:40 hours❣Much craving to eat out, but I know I just need to break the habit, so I did not succumb. Kept busy. Realized I was not hungry.
12/1 - 154.8 Yay! Got back there! It’s all about the deficit❣
Goal 1 ❌ Goal 2: ❌
Ate out with a dessert - tracked all. Had a great time with DH.
12/2 155.2 ❣ Goal 1 ❌ Goal 2: ❌
Another careful lunch out with DH with dessert. Tracked all. Took a long hard HIIT hike for fun afterwards!
12/3 155.6 Not eating out or eating sugar until Fri nite if and only if I weigh under 155 Fri AM.
Trend wt: 155.3
_______________________________________Below is For My Use:
Health!!! Focus on health! 🏃🏻♀️💪🏻🙏🏻💃♥🏆
Round 34 to Round 59 —> 179.4 to lbs 155.2
-24.2 lbs in 26 Rounds!
You. ARE Healthier. Than. You. Ever. Thought. Possible. #Grateful,soGrateful🍀🙏🏻🌈
1. Avg Steps for Round > 10K✅
2. Track Days under 155 since Reaching GW on Thanksgiving 11/22
1/10 ❣Hit goal weight again Dec 1. Finally!
12/1 - 154.8
12/2 - 155.2
12/3 - 155.6
155 (again) BMI: 23.2
154 BMI: 23.1
153 - BMI: 22.9
I’d like to get here so I have 2 lbs safety zone. I intend to have 155 lbs. be my “Don’t Go Over Weight” unless it’s due to muscle gains7
R1: Lost 1.7 (SW 196.8 EW 195.1)
R2: Lost 0.7 (SW 195.1 EW 194.4)
R3: Gained 3.7 (SW 194.4 EW 198.1)
R4: Lost 2.8 (SW 198.1 EW 195.3)
R5: Lost 1.1 (SW 195.3 EW 194.2)
R6: Lost 0.8 (SW 194.2 EW 193.4)
R7: Lost 0.2 (SW 188.7 EW 188.5)
R8: Lost 1.7 (SW 188.9 EW 187.2)
R9: Lost 2.0 (SW 187.2 EW 185.2)
R10: Lost 0.5 (SW 185.2 EW 184.7)
R11: Lost 2.3 (SW 184.7 EW 182.4)
R12: Gained 0.5 (SW 182.4 EW 182.9)
R13: Lost 0.1 (SW 182.9 EW 182.8)
R14: Lost 0.9 (SW 182.8 EW 181.7)
Joining a little late. But I feel that we're getting to the 170s this round. Let's go!
11/24-No weigh in
11/28 -181.8- This is my new maintenance weight. It's been pretty steady recently. Did really well yesterday. Going to try to do the same today. I packed some hummus today with my carrots but I just realized that one little cup is 160 calories and, as a lot of you know, that's kind of a lot of calories for someone who's in a deficit! So I think I'm just going to save it for dinner because I know I'm going to get hungry otherwise.
11/29- 181.7- I did well last night and was under calories. If I keep my calories down tonight as well then this should go down by tomorrow I think. Let's see what happens. I've been on track lately so I'm feeling good. I really just want to reach the 170s and I think we'll be there soon which is exciting! Just need to stay focused which I plan on doing.
12/01- 179.5- GUYS. I'm officially no longer in the obese BMI category! I haven't been this size since high school! I'm still overweight but this is a big milestone!
12/02- 181.2- I went to a dinner party last night so I did eat a lot but I'm glad that my "I ate a lot last night weight" is this now! I've done pretty well today so far so hopefully that will reflect in tomorrow's weigh in as well!
12/03- 181.7- Happy Monday! High sodium dinner last night which tends to make me retain water. Am doing better today and will continue to do so.8
@quiltingjaine, I'm willing to be a guinea pig for myself occasionally, but that sure backfired! Lol.4
@texasfarmer You posted every day AND had a loss by the end of the round--WIN-WIN! You done good! Next round will be even better.
@bubblegum2fitness Pack your scale? Enjoy hanging out with the dog.
@puttyputty All is not lost! At least you're still down a couple of lb. from the beginning of the round!3
Accountability is definitely a struggle for me so hoping this helps!!
Rd1 = my first round!
11/24: 97.8kg - water weight, not getting too excited
11/25: 98kg - overall calorie intake was spot on, too high in carbs and sodium though 🙁
11/26: 96.9kg - went a little over my set calorie intake today with a high protein consumption
11/27: 96.3kg - feeling really motivated - need to up the water intake though
11/28: 96kg - waiting for the plateau but not today!! 😁
11/29: 95.7kg - had a work lunch and was really happy with my food choices, usually in those situations I can't resist and go all out!
11/30: 95.3kg - ate well but did have a couple of cheeky drinks so assuming the loss is mostly dehydration 😜
12/01: 95.6kg - to be expected, were some celebrations had last night. The real test will be staying on the straight and narrow today 😬
12/02: 96kg - dissapointing but not surprising, went over my calorie intake by 300. Will focus all my efforts on my final day for a positive overall result.
12/03: 95.5kg - kept my sodium and carb intake down and water way up, happy to say it paid off!
Rd60 SW: 98.7KG EW: 95.5KG (-3.2KG)
Made it through my first round, thanks everyone for your support! Really enjoyed being part of the group and keeping focused for a whole 10 days (not a joke, I usually don't make it that far)! Looking forward to going another 10!8
R40 SW 199.4
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R60 SW 173.2 - 0.2 (-26.2 with this challenge; -34.8 since Jan 1 2018; -56.2in total)
Goal for this round 172.X
11/27 174.8 What the hey? partly due to an early weigh in, I know for sure I did not eat 7000 calories over expenditure yesterday - so it has got to be temporary - it is going to be temporary.
11/29 173.2 a middle of the night carb attack - and not much sleep - a friend passed away unexpectedly yesterday morning. I am only 56 and I have lost 3 friends this year.
11/30 172.8 Thanks for all the hugs yesterday. This is a great group.
12/01 DNW did not get much sleep - been on autopilot all day and eating without thinking - tomorrows weight will not be good - Still - I met my November goal.
12/02 174.2 better than I expected!
12/03 174.8 My numbers were all on target yesterday so I guess this is a delayed reaction - so glad the wise ladies of this group have taught me about this phenomenon. In the past this would have thrown me.8
@lesliewynn1 It may not be the great ending you wanted, but you did get out of the 150's! Congrats! I hope to do that soon.3
"Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Oliver GoldsmithStart this FINAL weight loss journey 10/18/2017 = 147.9
Start Just Give Me 10 Days ... 11/9/2017
R22 * Start = 143.4 * Ave = 141.9 * Min = 140.2 * End = 141.2
R23 * Start = 142.0 * Ave = 140.1 * Min = 139.4 * End = 139.6
R24 * Start = 140.0 * Ave = 138.6 * Min = 137.0 * End = 137.0
R25 * Start = 136.6 * Ave = 137.0 * Min = 135.8 * End = 135.8
R26 * Start = 136.6 * Ave = 135.6 * Min = 134.8 * End = 136.0
R27 * Start = 135.4 * Ave = 135.0 * Min = 133.4 * End = 134.0
R28 * Start = 135.2 * Ave = 133.5 * Min = 132.2 * End = 133.0
R29 * Start = 132.6 * Ave = 131.8 * Min = 130.6 * End = 131.8
R30 * Start = 132.4 * Ave = 131.4 * Min = 130.6 * End = 130.6
R31 * Start = 130.6 * Ave = 130.9 * Min = 130.0 * End = 130.8
R32 * Start = 130.0 * Ave = 130.0 * Min = 129.0 * End = 131.0
R33 * Start = 130.0 * Ave = 129.3 * Min = 128.4 * End = 129.2
R34 * Start = 129.0 * Ave = 128.7 * Min = 128.0 * End = 129.8
R35 * Start = 128.6 * Ave = 128.7 * Min = 127.6 * End = 127.6
R36 * Start = 128.2 * Ave = 128.1 * Min = 127.2 * End = 127.4
R37 * Start = 127.2 * Ave = 126.9 * Min = 126.6 * End = n/a
R38 * Start = n/a * Ave = 127.5 * Min = 127.0 * End = 127.4
R39 * Start = 127.8 * Ave = 128.4 * Min = 127.2 * End = 129.8
R40 * Start = 129.0 * Ave = 128.4 * Min = 127.6 * End = 127.6
R41 * Start = 128.2 * Ave = 128.7 * Min = 128.0 * End = 128.4
R42 * Start = 129.2 * Ave = 128.2 * Min = 127.2 * End = 128.6
R43 * Start = 126.4 * Ave = 127.1 * Min = 126.0 * End = 127.8
R44 * Start = 128.6 * Ave = 128.0 * Min = 127.0 * End = 127.4
R45 * Start = 127.0 * Ave = 126.7 * Min = 125.4 * Max = 127.4
R46 * Start = 125.8 * Ave = 126.6 * Min = 125.8 * Max = 127.6
R47 * Start = 126.4 * Ave = 126.1 * Min = 124.6 * Max = 127.4
R48 * Start = 125.0 * Ave = 126.4 * Min = 125.0 * Max = 128.4
R49 * Start = 126.4 * Ave = 127.4 * Min = 125.6 * Max = 129.2
R50 * Start = 127.0 * Ave = 128.0 * Min = 127.0 * Max = 129.8
About me: 62, 5'7", hit maintenance in March 2018 and, typical yoyo, currently bouncing back up over original goal weight of 130.
Want to get back to 127-128
Creeping back to JGM10D quietly after intentionally sitting out a number of rounds, because I need the accountability.
11/25 - sick and eating all the sugar in sight
11/26 - ditto
11/27 - 133.6 - a new high for me as I creep back over my original goal weight of 130.
11/28 - 132.6 - under maintenance calories yesterday.
11/29 - 130.8 - under maintenance calories by a nice amount yesterday. I am not setting a weight loss goal at this time, just getting back into logging and staying under maintenance.
11/30 - 130.6 - under maintenance calories, got about 7500 steps in spite of intermittent rain (I know, I am a NorCal wuss!)
12/1 - 130.6 - just at maintenance yesterday with 9000 steps. Slept poorly last night so expecting a challenging day... emo and tired often leads to comfort eating in my world.
Glad to be back on this challenge, you folks help me stay aware!
12/2 - 130.6 - well under maintenance calories yesterday, 12000 steps. Really happy to see the same number again, this shows it is real and I just need to keep forging ahead.
12/3 - 130.8 - under maintenance calories and 10000 steps. On the new challenge I am intending to change my goal to .5 lb a week and see if I can shake off a couple of pounds before New Years. My holiday life (MHL) does not center on feeds and parties, so this should be possible... Simple anyway, if not easy.
I am really grateful to my history on this thread for knowing my pattern: drop, stall 5-7 days, drop, and meanwhile watch the 10 day average. So, stay consistent and do not despair, that is the recipe.
Round 60 - my 1st
Female 43yo 5’4”
OSW: 225 (4/9/18)
11/26 191.4 - I expect a couple of these pounds are holiday leftovers and sodium so I’m hoping with a lot of water and exercise it will drop fairly quickly
11/27 191.8 - ok I was not expecting that. My sodium was a little high but I drank lots of water and walked. I will have to keep the sodium way lower today.
11/28 - 189.4 - That’s more like where I expect to be. Got almost all my water in and had a one hour work out and kept the sodium low.
11/29 - 187.8 - did not expect that. Don’t know if it will stick but fingers crossed
12/1 188.8 - went out to dinner last night so that looks about right. Going to get all my water and get in a long walk.
12/3 189.4 ok, on the right one this time7
ROUND 60 (Round 7 for me)
5’5” 66 y/o Texas Lady
SW 178 lb.
GW 140 lb.
Started Keto WOE on September 24th (2018). Still experiencing decreased arthritis hip and shoulder pain since the second week of Keto. Since starting the keto, I’ve lost 18 lb., I’m wearing smaller jeans, and I feel encouraged.
Round 54 – Finished at 171.8 lb. (6.2 lb. loss) This was my beginning of eating keto and tracking calories.
Round 55 – Finished at 170.0 (1.8 lb. loss)
Round 56 – Finished at 165.2 (4 lb. loss)
Round 57 – Finished at 163.6 (2 lb. loss)
Round 58 – Finished at 161.4 (2.2 lb. loss)
Round 59 – Finished at 160.2 (1.2 lb. loss)
11/24 159.8 It’s great way to start a new round with a lower number than the last round! Thor and I walked 4.2 miles today. We’re slowly increasing our distance when my foot doesn’t hurt. On Monday I’ll see a podiatrist. I’m happy to be back for another round with you friendly folks! I pray it will be a great round for everyone here.
11/25 159.4 Nice to see, but, while my weight has gone down, I ate a little pecan pie and drank a little eggnog for the last three days, and my ketone level is down to less than .1. That’s my wake-up call—enough pie! I may have to put the last couple of slices in the freezer to give to my husband over time. He’s still working on the pumpkin pie, and there’s a lot of pumpkin cake left. It will disappear if he takes it to work tomorrow. To my credit, I haven’t even tasted the pumpkin cake. I give thanks every day, but I’m glad that holiday is behind me.
11/26 160.2 Whoops, I should have listened to myself yesterday. Last night, I made the decision that one ounce of pie and half a roll probably wouldn’t hurt me. Wrong! Beginning today, I will, once more, fully embrace the keto guidelines. What was I thinking? It’s cool out, so Thor and I can take a little walk and see if the pad the doctor put on my foot this morning is helpful. I still have time to get back in the 150’s before the end of the round.
11/27 159.8 I followed the rules yesterday and took a 3 mile walk with Thor. The podiatrist I saw yesterday thinks he can get me running without surgery. I hope he’s right. Today, I get to see what the dermatologist finds. My skin isn’t getting younger. I didn’t do a lot of sunbathing in my younger years, so that should help. Still, I’m fair skinned and had time in the sun, and I’m pretty sure a spot on my nose will be a concern. Fortunately, my soul is spotless, thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice on my behalf—that’s the critical issue. Praise God! I must keep everything in perspective.
11/28 159.4 Inching back down. Thor and I walked 4.8 miles this morning, without foot pain. We’re almost at the 5-mile mark, which I’ve determined is my cue to start C25K again. I was thrilled when my sweet daughter called yesterday and talked for two hours about keto/running/strength training. She started the keto WOE after my granddaughter told her I was losing weight with keto. She decided to try it and loves her results—15 lb. loss in 3 weeks and more energy. She cruises, often, with her husband and wants to recover her bikini figure. It will be a miracle if my daughter starts running. 😊 After I learned how to run, I enjoyed it. Maybe my daughter will, too. I had a spot on my nose burned by the dermatologist yesterday—hope that does it for a while.
11/29 158.8 I like being a loser, and I’ll do my best to keep being a loser. That said, I’ll still ditch my walk with Thor to play cards and socialize with my friends today.
11/30 157.6 This surprised me. I was worried, because I didn’t exercise, and I had a good lunch and a good dinner (keto approved, delicious and filling). Because I enjoyed my meals, I felt like I didn’t deserve to see a smaller number on the scale? God has blessed me with a lot of things I don’t deserve (salvation, life, family, etc.), so I should be used to it. Thank you, Lord, for every large and small blessing! Now, I’ll take Thor for a walk and, this evening, Good Lord willing, watch my youngest son coach his football team to another playoff win. Tomorrow’s his birthday, and another win would be a good way to celebrate!
12/1 157.0 Thor and I walked 5.2 miles yesterday—time to start running! I have a podiatrist appointment Monday, and I hope he can get my foot ready for running. My son’s football team didn’t win, but I’m still glad I went to the game. It was a beautiful evening to be outside. I haven’t heard if his twin’s basketball team won their tournament game last night. Win or lose, they both get to celebrate their birthdays today! 😊 It's hard to believe my babies are 37 today. Where did the time go?
12/2 157.6 I have an idea why the scale is up again today. But, it’s time to get ready for church. This is the day the Lord has made, so let’s rejoice and be glad in it! Make every day count. Every day, I try to be mindful that this could be the day I’m called home or, perhaps, the day the whole church is called out. We live in exciting times!
12/3 157.6 I have to believe this will go down tomorrow. Yesterday, after church, taking the pastor to lunch, and visiting my mother-in-law and friends in the nursing home, we made it home in time for Thor and I to take a walk. It was supposed to be 3 miles, but the weather was great, and we walked 5.2 miles, getting home after sunset, but before dark. It turned out to be a great day. I look forward to our next round of weight loss. See you there!
OW 230Round 46 SW 178 EW 172.6 (-5.4) 👍Round 57 SW 149.8 EW 148.2 (-1.6) 👎
Round 47 SW 172.6 EW 170.8 (-1.8)👎
Round 48 SW 170.8 EW 168 (-2.8)👍
Round 49 SW 168 EW 166.8 (-1.2) 👎
Round 50 SW 166.8 EW 163.6 (-3.2) 👍
Round 51 SW 163.6 EW 161.4 (-2.2)👎
Round 52 SW 161.4 EW 157.8 (-3.6)👍
Round 53 SW 157.8 EW 156.2 (-1.6)👎
Round 54 SW 156.2 EW 155.8 (-.04) 👎
Round 55 SW 155.8 EW 151.2 (-4.6) 😄😁👍
Round 56 SW 151.2 EW 149.8 (-1.4) 👍
Round 58 SW 148.2 EW 147.2 (-1) 👎
Round 59 SW 147.2 EW 146.2 (-1) 👍
🙏11/24 no weight 💪🙏
11/26 149 I was able to maintain for most of the week last week but the last couple of days were the hardest in motivation, time and dedication. I am almost done reading everyone's post from round 59 and haven't started round 60 yet but I should be caught up by the end of the day. I like giving everyone's post attention, so when I feel as if I am not doing that I stop reading or else I would be done by now. A new week and a new round. I am not worried about the number because I wasn't paying any attention to what I was eating and I wasn't exercising at all so I know once I start back up today, the weight should come off pretty quick and I will start my downward trend again. I am just happy I am snapping back into it at this weight rather then waiting until I gain an extra 10+!! here is to a good round!!
11/27 148.4 late posting today, yesterday was a wash, I was all set to get some exercising in but then one thing lead to another and I didn't. today was better, got a jog in and 90 min of volleyball. I have my mind made up...I'm resetting mentally. I am starting at this weight and looking at it from a perspective of beginning again, that way I don't torture myself on the gain and the amount of days/weeks I may have wasted because of my bad week last week. Cheers to new beginnings and remembering it's only a number.
11/28147.4 I am proud of myself..a couple of weeks ago I would have seen this slow moving after a binge and get super down for the amount of time I put it on vs having to take it off in the first place...but I am at total peace, I know it will come off and there will be weeks it takes longer to melt away and there will be woooosh weeks where it seems to just slip off. I have been showing a loss trend since I started give me 10 days and at this point that's all I can ask for, regardless of it is .4th of a pound (my lowest) or 5.4 (My highest) it is going down and it works! This week I have decided to give up chocolate, I am not usually a person who believes taking some thing away but instead learning portions, moderation and balance throughout the week (which means not having your treat everyday) but I have been triggered and have been craving it a lot more then usual, so will do what I have too until I show some signs of control again
11/29 146.0 I think my body is flushing out everything I ate last week, I am hoping it keeps going and doesn't stop, at least not for another little while. Yesterday I only did about 33 odd minutes of working out, not including walks...I expected this week to be somewhat better but its still been rough. I find myself hating it when I don't get a work out in, I feel lethargic and down...sometimes even bloated without having eaten anything to cause it and when I did workout yesterday I felt so much better.. like having a shower after a long day, it woke me up, reenergized me and made me feel good...I will have to hold on to that thought and remember that feeling. My mother is still really depressed about her sisters passing (which is to be expected) and has gone as far as not wanting to put her Christmas tree up because she doesn't want to celebrate without her sister but I know that her sister would be dissapoined if my mother didn't put the tree up or if the family didn't want to celebrate. Christmas was my aunt's favorite time of the year, so although I know its a sore spot, I think we should be spending this time celebrating her life and not grieving her death..If that makes sense, but we all deal with grief differently and I know enough to allow each their own process without pressure. Having said that though, I am thinking of decorating my mother's house for her nd putting her tree up so she will have a little surprise when she gets home from work today...i honestly think it will help her and ease some pressure, time wise.
11/30 145.8 This is where I expected it to slow down, well at least it's a loss and I am back to where I started two weeks ago. Exercised good, drank 1.3 liters of water and ate within calories...although LNS got to me last night after some light exercising and I gave into some cashews I had. That might also be the reason I didn't loose too much weight this morning, regardless if they were saltless.
12/01 145.0 and that's what 2 hours of beach volleyball does for you!! Lol had a good day yesterday, exercised, ate under Calories and got in over 1.2 liters of water.. I hope this is here for good because last night I even drank a beer (I don't drink) and I heard it may cause a slight dehydration so I hope that, that isn't the cause for this mini whoosh. I want to keep this up!!! Have a good weekend everyone!
12/02 146.6 high sodium day.., not worried. I did better yesterday then I did all of last week so although it was a shock, I know it won't last long. Great exercise day and pretty good eating
12/03 145.2 and back down again lol, which I knew would happen. This morning I woke up late and had to rush out of the house, so this number is after having my coffee...Which I know should only have a .4 gain at most but still, would have loved to seen what it would have looked like before. Good exercise yesterday, 1 liter of water and under calories
Reflection: (-1 pound down) obviously my weight loss has slowed extremely lol but I am not as bothered as I thought I would be by it. I am not concerned about wasted time of whether or not the finish line is closer or farther.,.or where it would have been I had done better. I am actually pretty content with my weight and am looking to tone more so then loose but that doesn't mean I won't still try to loose a bit more. I am now counting down to my birthday (Dec 22) and I originally wanted to at least see 135 but it might be difficult given how much harder it seems to push out that weight, so i decided to settle for anything under 140. December tends to be difficult for me (as I assume it is for everyone else) so I think my plan is just to be mindful and not throw away the whole month just because of a couple more outings then usual. If I see a loss by the end of the year I will be happy...and if I don't I won't worry either.
I got here working hard and this month won't be any different and I already consider it a win that I am staying on track and not waiting for the resolution to do it for me lol
See you all next round!!7
Woman, Age 47, 5'6", Celiac disease
11/24—DNW—Just got back home. Very early flight in from Ohio. I haven't weight for three days and I'm sure it's not pretty. It wasn't pie that got me. I was very reasonable with the pie. But I was very UNreasonable with dip. Worth it though. (That's easy for me to say when I haven't weighed in!) 5 pounds of gain wouldn't shock me, because I was eating so differently and that makes me gain water weight quickly.
11/25—219—Well, that's not great, but it was 3 pounds rather than 5. Winning!
11/26—218.6—The slow recovery commences. I didn't really eat great yesterday, but it was an improvement over the previous three days!
11/27—218—This was an early weigh-in, so I'm pleased. I was starting a workout last night and I came down wrong on my right foot. Severe pain that lasted just a short while. Today I seem fine, but now I'm a little spooked.
11/28—218—My right ankle/foot seems to be fine. I wonder what that was? Yesterday I had meetings all day and came home exhausted. Today I woke up with a stuffy head. I don't know whether I was so tired because I'm coming down with something or if it was those darned meetings!
11/29—218.2—I had a GREAT workout last night. I continue to push forward with my goal of completing the pushups challenge and yesterday I finally made some progress. TOM is creeping up on me so I'm retaining water. Boo!
11/30—217—I'm surprised this number went down. I had a salt-fest yesterday, though my calories weren't too bad. I also realized at about 5 o'clock that I had actually not had ANYTHING to drink all day! All day! I did a good job making up for it, but that's nuts!
12/1—216.6—Another surprising loss. I had movie theater popcorn last night. I expect a lot of exercise today.
12/2—217—I was right! A ton of exercise yesterday. But TOM is here and I feel awful. Bah, humbug.
12/3—220—Yoinks. My ring is really tight. This is the same ring I could wear 35 pounds ago.7
Goals: Track food and how food affects my digestion.
11/24--219.7 Movie and dinner tonight. Hopefully weather holds up so that I can take dog out for a long walk...dog hates the rain.
11/25--218.9 Weather held up yesterday and was able to take dog out. Didn't see a movie, nothing really interested me, but I did go out for dinner. I had planned what I was going to eat before I went out and it was a great feeling to be satisfied and not overly full after going out for dinner. I've already gone out to the gym for today and later today my husband and I are purging the laundry room/storage area and removing some very old/inefficient cabinets in there. Our plan is to eventual paint and lay flooring over the next couple of weekends. Need to get my water in today.
11/26--218.6 Worked on purging the laundry room/storage area yesterday and there is so much more room already. Sore for the gym yesterday. Didn't get all of my water in yesterday, but definitely more than I usually get on the weekend. Working on water again today.
11/27--218.6 Woke up early and went to the gym before going to work. Went to the nutritionist and went over the results of the food allergy test. Not unexpected, but based on the results she wants me to go on an elimination diet starting with eliminating dairy, wheat, and a couple of other foods that I seem to be sensitive to. It's only going to be for 3 weeks before I can start adding back some foods and testing how these foods affect me . She admitted to me that the first week is going to be horrible. After going food shopping, and getting myself mentally prepared, I plan on starting either Friday or Saturday...it's going to be a struggle.
11/28--218.0 Yoga tonight.
11/29--219.5 I'm sure the increase is from DOMS and from the fact that last night I had cookie from one of my favorite bakeries, knowing that I won't be able to have one for awhile, and while it affected my stomach it was really good. Went and did some food shopping and bought some alternatives to foods that I will have to eliminate for awhile. Plan is to start tomorrow.
11/30--218.9 Started with the elimination diet today. Smoothie I tried this morning needs some help, I will work on perfecting it this weekend when I have more time in the morning. Tried two yogurts, one almond based and one coconut based, didn't like either of them. I did try one made of goat's milk yesterday that I like, but not sure if I can have goat milk or if I'm just supposed to refrain from cow milk products, will have to confirm with the nutritionist. Lunch went ok and dinner will be pretty easy. I was planning on going to the gym tonight, but I have to check how many calories I am eating first because I don't want to be exercising without making sure that I am eating enough calories.
12/01--217.1 Definitely water weight loss because of my temporary reduction in wheat. Definitely a struggle yesterday and I had a mini break down this morning trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast. Already went food shopping and need to go to another grocery store later today to get more foods that I can eat. Going to do some more food planning for next week. Assuming weather holds up I will take dog out for a long walk. Digestion still feeling a little unsettled, but I know this won't be a quick fix.
12/02--216.9 Stomach feeling better this morning. Did some weightlifting at the gym this morning, it was great, no one was in the weight room for most of the time I was there. Made some buckwheat oatmeal this morning, ugh not that great of a taste, will try and play around with some flavors. Eating is definitely getting a little easier. Going to make some gluten/dairy free pizza today, let's see how that turns out. Taking dog to get a Santa photo today...she hates going, but that is the price she has to pay for her room and board.
12/03--217.1 The gluten/diary free pizza yesterday was really good. Another meal to add to my list. Stomach feeling better.
Challenges: The elimination diet.
Successes: Sticking with the elimination diet and finding that not only is it getting easier, but it's helping my digestive issues. Also, first time I've been able to finish a round since my stomach issues started up almost 2 months ago.
SW: 219.7 EW: 217.1 AW: 218.3
Well I pretty much suck!!!!! As usual, did not finish last round, heck I even managed to gain 3 pounds!
My goal for this round is to finish the whole round by weighing and posting every day, good or bad. That’s it, that’s the goal! If I lose that’s great, if I gain, boo, but I WILL post everyday.
11/24 - 189.6
11/25 - 188.8 (-.8)
11/26 - 186.8 (-2.8) this is the easy part, when I lose I post, if I gain even an ounce I get embarrassed and don’t post. Guess I better just keep losing;).
11/27 - 187.8 (-1.8 total) homemade cookies will do it every time but I’m proud I posted even with a gain! Today will be better!
11/28 - 186.8 (-2.8 total) 5 days posted and counting! Sticking with it.
11/29 - 187.0 (-2.6 total) yep, I’m still here! Weighed this morning but didn’t get to post until now. 6 days of posting and sticking with it.
11/30 - 187.2 (-2.4 total) 7 days in a row posting! Yay me!!!!
12/01 - 187.2
12/02 - 188.8 (-.8 total) well it certainly isn’t pretty but my goal for this round was to post everyday, so here it is!
12/03 - 187.6 (-2 total) made it ten days logging everyday so I met my goal....plus lost two pounds
Did better this last round, but Thanksgiving ended me kind of high. Saw 152 and 153 last round but couldn’t stay consistent. Bounced around a lot between those and 155. So my goal this round is to get 152 consistently by the end of this round. No vacations or holidays, so I should be able to focus more the next couple of rounds. I know I still have to live life and half of this journey is learning how to live and enjoy life, but at the same time not over indulging all of the time. So here is to round 60, good luck everybody!
Rnd 58 SW - 155 EW -157 (+2)
Rnd 59 SW - 157 EW - 154.8 (-2.2)
Rnd 60 SW -156.7 EW - 155.0 ( +.02)
11/24 156.7 better than my 158 yesterday but still higher than I would have liked to see. I knew it was going to be rough this weekend. My son and his girlfriend are leaving today to go back to school. So we are having a fair well lunch at this bbq place in town. Going to try and do well today and hopefully at least get back under 155 by Monday.
11/25 - 158.9 ouch! This 4 day weekend was just about as bad as my vacation a couple weeks ago. Back on track Monday morning. Hopefully I can drink lots of water and do half way decent today. Still tons of leftovers though in the house. So glad tomorrow is Monday and I can get back on schedule. Had an amazing holiday though and that’s what’s important.
11/26 - 157.9 Did better yesterday but, not great. I was hoping to at least see 156 something this morning, but didn't. Brought my salad to work for lunch and will make turkey pot pie for dinner (crust-less for me) and that will be the end of our leftovers. I can tell just the way my ring fits on my finger, my sodium levels are down from this weekend already. Lots of water and will stay on track this week. November has been rough. I have been all over the place. I have seen 152 all the way up to 159. I'm ready for some consistency.
11/27 - 155.5 Did good all day yesterday. Glad most of the Thanksgiving and weekend weight has fallen off. Would love to see 153 again tomorrow or at least by Friday and end November with at least a couple of pounds loss, but we will see.
11/28 - 154.1 Doing good this week. Back down to my pre-Thanksgiving wait. Actually a little lower. Youngest called from school and she was sick. So I had to leave work and stay home with her today. Kept my snacking under control which was hard since I was at home doing nothing. Did have plans for a dinner date with my hubby, but now I don’t know if we will go. We may have to postpone. We will see what the older kids are doing. I may actually finish this round with a loss! Half way through and doing well.
11/29 -155.0 Normal fluctuation. My DH and I did get our date night last night. Ate sensibly, but did have an amazing margarita. On track for today and we will see what I end November with.
11/30 - 153.8 I knew yesterday was high because of that dinner date. Going to do good again today and then have to deal with the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are the hardest days for me. My husband is leaving on a business trip early Monday morning, so it will just be the kids and I till Saturday morning. Going to try and work out everyday that he is gone. No excuses! Have to get him ready to go, do laundry, and normal household weekend stuff, so hopefully I can keep myself out of the kitchen.
12/01 - 152.4 had a deficit in calories yesterday and have kept to my plan all week. I wish this round ended today, lol. Now I have to get through the weekend. I go maintenance on the weekend just to try and not ruin the whole week, but most of the time the weekend is my worst time. Really working to see 149 maybe in round 62.
12/02 - 155.0 I didn’t do bad yesterday. I was within calories, so the only thing I can guess is that is was the type of calories I had. We finished our night off with Taco Bell instead of cooking. It was a burrito that was within my calories, but I guess didn’t work with my sodium. Plus I was not great with water yesterday. Getting my husband all packed up today and ready for his business trip, so should be busy today. Hopefully I can watch my water intake and bring it back down to finish strong tomorrow. Would love to finish this round under 155.
12/03 - 155.0 I don't know why it was up again today. I drank lots of water and stayed way under calories. Probably see the drop tomorrow. Still lost this round, just not on the final day, lol. I will get to those low 150's continuously without going back up to 155 eventually. Maybe round 61!7
11/24- New start for me. The doctor told me yesterday all I went through to indulge during the holidays. With being on steroids twice, my weight is high having a hard time finding a Christmas dress so no indulging.
11/25- I found a dress, my first big party coming up on Saturday, some of my friends don't even know that I had a brain tumour. Goal this week to get more exercise in.
11/26-Super busy day! My grandson had a very bad cough, took him the doctors office, I never saw it so busy.
11/27- My full day has been spent with my grandson he is only five and he had to take 2 steroids to get his cough to slow down, I will get back on track when he is feeling better.
11/28- Today was the second day we decorated our house with Christmas lights and we need one more day, my steps are back up.
11/29- I just relaxed today manicure, pedicure getting ready for Christmas party!
11/30- I started the week with my grandson being sick today it was his sister, back on track on Sunday.
12/01- Getting ready for Christmas Party!
12/02- We enjoyed a great sunny day everyone was outside to enjoy the weather.
12/03- Yesterday I was very tired we went to the Christmas party on Saturday, it felt so good to get dressed up,
my friends were shocked as they found out about the last 8 months.10
Sheila. F/21/5’2” HW:226 CW:191.5.9 GW:185 UGW:126
Round 55 SW: 195.4 EW: 194.6 (-0.8lbs)
Round 56 SW: 194.6 EW: 195.9 (+1.3lbs)
Round 57 SW 195.9 EW: 193.9 (-2lbs)
Round 58 SW: 193.9 EW: 191.5 (-2.4lbs)
Round 59 SW: 191.5 EW: 192.9 (+1.5lbs)
Roung 60 SW: 192.9 EW: 191.7 (-1.2)
Other goals: 10,000 steps at least 4 days a week. Strength training 2 times a week. Run 3 times a week. Do a yoga flow daily. Eat at a deficit. Be more consistent about hydration.
11/26 193.6. I fell off of the wagon due to stress. Got back on it today.
12/02 192.6 I won’t be able to weigh myself most of next round, as I’m going to be dog sitting away from home.
12/03 191.7. Almost back to where I was before. Feeling good about my dog sitting meal plan. Have my first final exam tomorrow. Wish me luck lol.7
dowhatrightis Posts: 30 MemberI'm in for this. Hello.
I'm 37, female, from USA. Going to meet my long distance beau of a few months (though we've been talking for a year this month) in January, so very motivated. We're both out of shape/ overweight and both working on it, so this is more about fitness than weight drops. We're hoping for a Jan. 4-6 weekend, so I can do four rounds!
Going for 1 hr cardio per day and 1400-1500 cals.
11/27: Not weighting until day 5
Did badly the past few, Thanksgiving leftovers, but stayed active. But I did some meal prep this evening so things should be doing better soon!
Confirmed travel plans with the boyfriend today, so that felt good regardless.
Just wanting to do a check-in. Got my hour of cardio today, but it was really hard. I like this thread and hope everyone's doing well, or just coming back to say hi, and stuff. You know, years ago when I had my most success at lowering my weight, I was on Calorie Count. But over the years they changed how their community features worked, and the support was gone. Only the most popular people really got any feedback, and it left you feeling alone. I actually attribute this to their eventual failure as a site. So I hope to be staying in these ten-day challenges for a sense of being part of a group. There may be days where I don't even log calories, but I'll always come here, I think.
12/03: (final weight)
I'm formally announcing that I won't be taking my weight every single day. I feel like the first, fifth, and tenth day are enough for me. Change isn't overnight and watching little fluctuations feels unneccessary. Right now, I don't think my weight has changed any, but I'm wearing jeans that I haven't put on for a couple of weeks, and they are distinctly, noticeably looser.
I am also doing keto. (Low carb diet was recommended to me by a doctor, and I've put it off long enough.) I'm not counting calories for the next two days, just getting through those first-three-days-to-a-week carb cravings the best way I can. Not gonna beat myself up over the meat and cheese calories as long as I can get that glucose burned off. A short term sacrifice for long term results. Then I will resume calorie logging/ restriction. Last time I did keto for a couple of weeks, the appetite reduction was great. I know I'll have no issue restricting calories too, once I'm burning fat instead of carbs.
Hope everyone else is doing well!
Only weighing on days 1, 5, and 10.
12/03: (final weight)
Glad today to see a couple of pounds have come off. I only made it through half an hour of cardio today, due to interruptions from roommates and family, but that half hour was the full first section of Jillian Michael's extreme shed and shred. It's a beast of a workout if you're out of shape, and I am. (But not too much longer, I'm sure, if I keep doing it.) After an interruption at the end of the video, I was geared down again, heart rate had dropped, and couldn't talk myself back into doing more, even if it was easier. I think my body was like, YES, NOW WE CAN REST HOORAY! I'm sure everyone here knows what I mean.
Keto is going well. I've been wanting sweets, of course, but curbed it tonight with a good deal of cucumber and olive oil, and some cheese and salami. In spite of not restricting calories- again, just doing whatever it takes to get through the carb cravings the first few days- I'm actually eating less than 2000 calories. I didn't log or weigh to as great a degree as when I'm doing strict calorie counting, but I've done enough of that, that my estimate for today was about 1800. I'll round up and say it was 2000, which is REALLY good when I've done 30 minutes of intense cardio. I made a fathead pizza this morning and didn't feel the need to eat again until dinner. This is good. This is the kinda thing I need. I don't have keto odors yet, though, so gotta keep trying for under 20 carbs. Had around 25 today. Perfectly okay with me.
I feel good! Everyone else, I hope you all feel good, too.
I went today, downtown, to the hotel me and boyfriend will be staying. I wanted to check out the inside, because he'll be getting in at 11, and checkin time is 3. They said they could do an early check-in, but I wanted to double check that we'd be comfortable if they screwed that up, or if there's a wait for housekeeping.
We wanted to go to this park, and it's about a mile from the hotel. I wasn't sure if that was "leisurely" distance for my out of shape butt, especially not knowing if there were hills and stuff, so I went and walked it. It was fine! By January, this walk will be no sweat for me, because it was almost no sweat today. Might still be ideal to hop on a bus or a trolly if they get those running by Jan (they're new here), to save energy for the park itself. I'm actually more concerned for the boyfriend, who has planar faciitis. It makes his feet hurt. (I have sciatica, but I know how to keep it behaving most of the time. I've only had a couple of major flares in the past ten years, everything else is very minor. It certainly contributes to fitness issues in both cases, but we're both doing exercise that has good deals of boxing. Yay solutions!)
So checking the meandering route I took- I checked out some side venues for dinner and stuff- walked about two miles today. I feel okay with this, because my legs were screaming bloody murder this morning from extreme shed and shred, and I don't think I could have done another round anyway. Still got plenty of activity without doing anything murderous.
Keto's still all good. Today, I made some "man dip", sausage, cream cheese, cheddar, peppers, lots of cayenne and paprika and garlic. Hoping to eat it on some cucumber slices. And another fathead pizza at breakfast. I'm letting the dip sit so the spices can blend. Had a little corned beef tonight, but only wanted about half of it (roughly 300 calories). So today's total is about 1700. I might have another tea with cream and that'll be 1800. Still REALLY surprised that eating so much fat actually works. I've never been brave enough before to do it right. Used to eat too much protein and too many complex carbs, too. Which caused me to take a long time to get into ketosis when I've tried to do keto before, and also ruined my efforts, because I'd end up eating just a little too many carbs, and then boom, carb cravings are back. This isn't my forever diet. But it is going to make it much easier to maintain a calorie deficit. I may just stick with it until I'm out of overweight BMI range, then move back to a more moderate fat diet.
Only weighing on days 1, 5, and 10.
12/03: (final weight)
Today was an okay day. Didn't do cardio, there was no time, sadly. But I was so sore this morning, that's probably for the best. Muscles need to recuperate to get stronger, yeah?
I ate keto food, too. Still don't have the keto smells, so I'm going to have to continue with not calorie restricting. As long as there's basically no appreciable carbs and lots of fat, I'm gonna eat whatever.
That is all.
Only weighing on days 1, 5, and 10.
12/03: (final weight)
I weighed myself after having to get up to pee about five times night before last, and wondering what that was all about. Suspected I had a "woosh", if you will, and sure enough did. I sure the heck haven't lost 2-3 lbs of fat in four days! Hah. So that was some water weight loss from keto, for sure. But today, I am wearing jeans that feel comfortable, and these jeans have never really felt comfortable. Oh, they've fit, but never especially well.
And still, 5 lbs is 5 lbs. That's 5 lbs less my ankles and knees and hips carry around all day, water or not, and that's fantastic.
I am kinda having some digestive issues, but that's just too much cheese and not enough vegetables. Won't get more graphic than that. But a big pile of veggies is on today's menu, even if I have to do 30g net carbs today. Haha.
I hope everyone's doing good. Thanks for the hugs.
Maybe it's not entirely water? My weight drop has persisted for two days now. Then again, no... the peeing. LOL. But I guess it's water that wants to stay gone. But I have noticed I have a tendency to lose more weight than most calculators say I should, often. (If I'm not at a plateau, and of course, after I stopped making newbie diet mistakes when I first started out.) I think it may be that the calculation for "sedentary" is too low for me. But I'm certainly not on my feet all day or anything, and I don't wanna calculate for "lightly active" either. I'd rather lose more than I meant to than the other way around.
Some days I didn't even log calories, and yet I didn't feel it was all that necessary. The heavy cardio sessions have left me feeling great and have made my clothes looser, and that's more important than weight drops. If I drop 5 lbs of fat and gain 5 lbs of muscle, and lose a clothes size that way, I am totally fine with that.
Anyway, I'm quite pleased at dropping five pounds for this first round. I'm looking so forward to round 2 (61)! This has kept me motivated. Well wishes to everyone, hope you all did well!
Does anyone want to join me in taking a picture at the end of every round? It would be good way to watch progress.8
R40/My 1st EW: 170.2 (-1.8) AW: 170.7
R41/My 2nd EW: 170.2 (0) AW: 169.8
R42/My 3rd EW: 169.4 (-0.8) AW: 170.3
R43/My 4th EW: 167.6 (-1.8) AW: 168.9
R44/My 5th EW: 167.2 (-0.6) AW: 167.7
R45/My 6th EW: 171.4 (+4) AW: 169.9
R46/My 7th EW: 170.2 (-1.2) AW: 169.6
R47/My 8th EW: 166.4 (-3.8) AW: 168
R48/My 9th EW: 171.6 (+5.2) AW: 169.6
R49/My 10th EW: 170.6 (-0.4) AW: 171
R50/My 11th EW: 172 (+1.4) AW: 170.6
R51/My 12th EW: 167.4 (-4.6) AW: 168.9
R52/My 13th EW: 170.0 (+2.6) AW: 169.5
R53/My 14th EW: 170.4 (-0.4) AW: 170.54
R54/My 15th EW: 172.0 (+1.2) AW: 171.1
R55/My 16th EW: 172.3 (+0.3) AW: 171.97
R56/My 17th EW: 169.2 (-3.1) AW: 171.5
R57/My 18th EW: 176.2 (+6.4) AW: 172.7
R58/My 19th EW: 174.8 (-1.4) AW: 174.96
R59/My 20th EW: 178 (+3.2) AW: 175.3
R60/My 21st SW: 178 EW: 177.4 (-0.6) AW: 176.8
11/26: 178.2; had McDonalds late last night so some water weight was gained
11/29: 175.4; ran yesterday!
11/30: 175.8; workout yesterday and had Cheesecake Factory!
12/01: 176.6; food and drinks with friends lads night, and left over cheesecake!
12/03: 177.4 (-0.6); hooray for a loss! I always sabotage my progress during the weekends. Will work in that next round!6
Started: Round 51 226.2lbs
MFP Start Weight: 255.7lbs
End Goal Weight: 180lbs
Previous Rounds End Weights/VarianceROUND 51 End Weight:228.0lbs +1.8lbs
ROUND 52 End Weight:225.8lbs -2.2lbs
ROUND 53 End Weight:230.6lbs +4.8lbs
ROUND 54 End Weight:227.8lbs -2.8lbs
ROUND 55 End Weight:230.8lbs +3.0lbs
ROUND 56 End Weight:229.2lbs -0.4lbs
ROUND 57 End Weight:227.6lbs -1.6lbs
ROUND 58 End Weight:232.0lbs +4.4lbs
ROUND 59 End Weight:226.4lbs -5.6lbs
ROUND 60 End Weight:228.0lbs +1.6lbs
Current Goal Weight: 220lbs
11/24 228.4lbs 228.5lbs
11/25 227.0lbs 228.3lbs
11/26 230.4lbs 228.5lbs
11/27 No Weigh In - Travelling
11/28 230.4lbs 229.0lbs
11/29 230.0lbs 229.2lbs
11/30 230.8lbs 229.3lbs
12/01 No Weigh In - Travelling
12/02 228.4lbs 229.3lbs
12/03 228.0lbs 229.1lbs
I have done a fair bit of travelling for work and a charity rowing event this round, was carb-loading a little bit before the event also so a bit of an upturn with that and shark week.3
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