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Lose 5lbs + in January 2019



  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,959Member Member Posts: 1,959Member Member
    erushing21 wrote: »
    Putting down that Beer! (less is more /s)
    January starting weight -220
    January goal - 215
    Ultimate goal -190

    LOL love the tie-in to the profile pic. Good luck, I know you can do it!

  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,959Member Member Posts: 1,959Member Member
    4th - 236lbs - tomorrows will probably be higher as it’s my bday today and I’m going out for a meal with my family and I’m not eating a salad lol


    I hope it was the best EVER!
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,959Member Member Posts: 1,959Member Member
    Hi.. another new year and I'm more determined than ever... Knee issues mean I desperately need to loose oodles of weight.

    Original starting weight - 138
    January starting weight - 138
    January goal - 130
    Ultimate goal - 75

    January 1st - 138
    January 8th -
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    January 22nd -
    January 28th -

    I'm doing the Michael Mosely 8 week blood sugar way of eating... And it's day 4 and going ok 😀

    Hi Fiona
    Are you weighing in pounds or some other measure?
    If it is pounds, then 75 was either a typo, or really scary.
    We care.

    Thank goodness she cleared this up. Glad you are getting healthy Fiona!
    edited January 7
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 1,124Member Member Posts: 1,124Member Member

    I hadn't heard that about weight watchers. Beans and corn have loads of calories, and yoghurt (even fat free which has lots of sugar) has quite a lot of calories. I guess as you are tracking on MFP you will see your total calorie consumption for the day.
    I hear you on how hard it is to lose! Purportedly exercise raises the metabolism, but it seems that no matter what it is a struggle just to lose even 1/2 pound.
    Seeing that you are sitting around 128 pounds (I am way more than that) it might be more difficult to lose those last few pounds. Experimentation.

    Yes that is true for beans and corn. I forgot to specify that the yogurt is sugar free, plain non-fat yoghurt, which is low in the calorie department. I'm not double tracking at present. I will aim to cut back some on bananas and beans and corn. I think it's a flaw in the current ww program. Though I believe it's scientifically tested and works on many. I would assume it works better when one has less to lose. Actually when I did WW about 7 years ago when lean proteins, beans and corn were counted, I had to go under my allotted points to lose. At the time the minimum daily points was 35 and I had to be at a average of 27 points, and eat no activity points and no weekly points to lose a reasonable 0.9 lbs per week. I got this tip from a group of some seemingly healthy women relatively close to their goal weight of small stature (under 5'4"). Most of us couldn't lose with the regular thing. Whereas I have been eating weekly points and some activity points this time around. Now the minimum daily points is 23. This week I dug into weeklies and ate an average of 27 points per day.

    So if I were to adapt like 7 years ago I would need to keep an average of 18 daily points per day, and a minimum of 13 daily points and/or scale back on beans, corn and bananas. I'm not having that much corn, but I might eat 1 servings of beans and maybe 2 bananas per day, as a rough estimate of an average.
    I've really cut back on sugar though, which is a good thing. I bought a rich cookie and chocolate thing (78g filled chocolate nugget) yesterday and only had a quarter of each. I also have really cut back on starch, which is probably my most easy downfall.

    I could try a week of aiming for :
    average 18 daily points not worrying about beans, corn, bananas
    or at least avoiding eating any weekly points or activity points

    and see how it goes.

    Slow metabolism must have been very efficient in times of famine!

    I hear you! My 115 pound friends that never exercise eat so much more than I do. Genetics? So not fair. Must have speedy metabolisms. I definitely need to eat much less than "normal" people in order to lose weight. Most of us have wrecked our metabolisms in the past from dieting I fear.
    I can easily put on 5-7 pounds over a weekend, but I seem to only lose at an average of 1/2 pound per week, so one "bad" weekend could take me months to recoup. I don't really like the idea that this is my reality, but it is and if I want to be at a healthier weight I just have to be disciplined all of the time.
    So you don't double track. You use MFP just for the forums?
    I think that it all boils down to calories in/calories out. I love seeing this on MFP, it gives me daily goals.
    The thing about WW is that all of the consumed calories are healthier ones. I am not familiar with the point system, I was on WW maybe 25 years ago and there was no such thing.
    Whatever works for us right?
  • Niccoleg145Niccoleg145 Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member

    Original starting weight :196
    January starting weight :186
    January goal :179.9
    Ultimate goal :155

    Jan 1: 186.0
    Jan 7: 185.9
    Jan 14:
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  • cpanuscpanus Posts: 14,264Member Member Posts: 14,264Member Member
    Original starting weight - 192.2
    January starting weight - 148.0
    January goal - 146.0
    Ultimate goal - 135

    January 01 - 148.0
    January 07 - 147.6
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    Total loss for January -

    I have a little challenge going w/DDD and SIL starting the 1st. I am a walker...I've walked for years but have injured my foot. Doc has taken my walking shoes away until my foot heals. It could be months. uuggghhh! DH and I will start riding the recumbent bike that sits in the computer room covered with dust. **sigh** Still, I'm getting my exercise in and even tho it is not the same as walking outside in the sunshine or rain...I'm happy that I have an alternative. I also workout with our trainer three times a week.

  • runninggirl50runninggirl50 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member

    January starting weight -145.8
    January goal -140
    Ultimate goal -135

    January 2nd—145.8
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  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 605Member Member Posts: 605Member Member
    January starting weight - 58.4k (128.7 lbs)
    January goal - 56.2k (123.9 lbs)
    Ultimate goal – 52.5-55 range (115.7-121.2 lbs)

    January 1st - 58.4
    January 2nd -57.8 went to gym yesterday and got 40 min of cardio
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    January 4th -58.1. got cardio today, not yesterday
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    January 7th -58.3
    January 8th -58.3
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    Overall loss in January: 0.1 k or 0.2 lbs
  • teeza_360teeza_360 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Original starting weight -172
    January starting weight -171
    January goal -165
    Ultimate goal -150 by the end of May

    January 1st -171
    January 8th -169.5 bit disappointed in this as I have been super good this week although I've done zero exercise.
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  • sweetneat75sweetneat75 Posts: 47Member Member Posts: 47Member Member
    Originally miscalculated my weight when I started this challenge 😔

    Original starting weight -189
    January starting weight - 189
    January goal -175
    Ultimate goal -150

    January 1st -189
    January 8th - 187.4
    January 15th -
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  • mamarhmamarh Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    @lalabank youre inspiring me... im the same weight as you approx. Youre totally right about thoe 1 time huge meals. That's happened to me and I thought I was the only one!
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