JUST GIVE ME 10 DAYS ~ ROUND 64
Happy New Year one and all. Not posted on here for a long time so have decided to just reset and start the new year fresh (so being cheeky and posting my weights up from 1st Jan!)
Bit of weight has gone back on over the last few months (holidays, no kitchen due to building works, family things going on, then Christmas etc etc) - all excuses not reasons though ) so looking this round to get back into decent planned meals and to cut out the snacking, the "grab -and-go" meals and eating out (functional kitchen back up and running again). Expect a reasonable loss this round just by getting back to normal so no target set as such other than behavioural ones.
01/01 - 158.50lb new start weight - not pretty but have at least faced the scales Meals planned for the day
01/02 - 157.40lb (-1.1lb) one day of decent eating and drinking more water and feel better already as that bloated feeling starts to go. First day back at work today so have meals prepped and planned
01/03 - 153.90lb (-3.50lb) I love the way the weight falls off after a period of over-indulgence and then getting backing on track! I know it wont be this easy for long so will enjoy it while I can! Day out today with my girls who are still on school holidays (at the zoo so walked 13,000 steps) and was also back to the gym tonight....
01/04 - 153.90lb - STS but not unexpected given what I've lost over the last few days! Its the weekend now...
01/05 - DNW - got brought tea in bed and had a lazy morning so to be honest I forgot!
01/06 - DNW
01/07 - DNW - last of the Christmas socialising this weekend so didn't bother weighing in as would be a "false" weight anyway. Didn't go mad though and feel good in myself. Been looking into our summer holiday destination for this year over the weekend too, so plenty of motivation and reason to get back on plan and stay on plan! Back to normal this week work wise and the kids back to school today so should be a "normal" week with no reason to go off plan.
01/08 - DNW
01/09 - DNW
01/10 - 153.10lb - down 5.4lb this round. Although totally forgot to to weigh in every morning! Struggling to get back to a normal routine not helped by on going house renovation works and hubby being away with work. On the plus side though, weight is dropping although not as fast as I'd like after the initial drop. To be honest though I haven't been logging in MFP or tracking calories this week, just trying to eat "normally" again. Plan is to finish this round on Saturday then go for it with proper tracking from Sunday - booked the summer holiday so that will be my motivation to get off these extra pounds. So going to work out and set target goals from next round
Goals for R64
- Calories - 1300
- Exercise - 30- 60 min aerobic per day; weight training 3 days/week
- Weight - no number, just a downward trend
UGW - 125
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015)
OSW - 151.8 (Aug. 31, 2016)
Weight on 2/2015 - 218.2
Lost 75#, regained 12 (to 156) on metabolism reset 11/16-6/17. FIrst round (R15) Aug. 2017.R15 end weight 151.2R63 end weight 138.8 (+4.2); 10-day ave 2154
R16 end weight 151.4 (+.2)
R17 end weight 151 (-.4)
R18 end weight 150.4 (-.6)
R19 end weight 149.6 (-.8)
R20 end weight 149.3 (-.3)
R21 end weight 149 (-.3)
R22 end weight 148 (-1)
R23 end weight 148.4 (+.4)
R24 end weight 149 (+.6)
R25 end weight 148.4 (-.6)
R26 end weight 149.2 (+.8)
R27 end weight 149 (-.2)
R28 end weight 146.8 (-2.2)
R29 end weight 146.8 (+/-0)
R30 end weight 146.8 (+/-0); ave net calories 1411
R31 end weight 146.8 (+/-0); ave net calories 1385
R32 end weight unknown - traveling, no scale - ave net calories 1468
R33 end weight 149.1 (+2.3); ave calories 1471 (after traveling/eating out for 3 weeks!)
R34 end weight 149 (-.1); ave calories 1577
R35 end weight 149.4 (+.4); ave calories 1592
R36 end weight 149.6 (+.2); ave calories 1650
R37 end weight 151 (+1.4); ave calories 1703 (154 over estimated TDEE, so no surprise I've gained)
R38 end weight 149.8 (-1.2); averages-- calories 1420; carbs ~48%; protein ~21% ; fat ~31%
R39 end weight 149.8 (+/-0); averages -- calories 1753.5; carbs ~47%; protein ~20%; fat ~33%
R40 end weight 150 (+.2); averages coming later
R41 end weight 150.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1792
R42 end weight 149.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1432
R43 end weight 150.6 (+.8): 10-day ave 1406
R44 end weight 148.8 (-1.8); 10-day ave 1430
R45 end weight 147.6 (-1.2); 10-day ave 1338
R46 end weight 148.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1437
R47 end weight 147.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1449
R48 end weight 146.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1378
R49 end weight 144.2 (-2.6); 10-day ave 1174
R50 end weight 142.2 (-2); 10-day ave 1200
R51 end weight 141 (-1.2); 10 day ave 1231
R52 end weight 140.6 (-.4); 10-day ave 1192
R53 end weight 137.2 (-3.4); 10-day ave 1134
R54 end weight 136.6 (-.6); 10-day ave 1238
R55 end weight 135.4 (-1.2); 10-day ave 1209
R56 end weight 135 (-.4); 10-day ave 1263
R57 end weight 134.4 (-.6); 10-day ave 1212
R58 end weight 133.6 (-.8); 10-day ave 1372
R59 end weight 130.8 (-2.8); 10-day ave 1125
R60 end weight 132.2 (+1.4); 10-day ave 1384
R61 end weight 132.6 (+.4); 10-day ave 1473
R62 end weight 134.6 (+2); 10-day ave 1666
Day/Weight/Calories/Prev 10-day Cal Ave/Comment
01/03 - 138.2 - 1347 - 2078
Back on track, finally, with food & exercise. I'm interested to see how long it takes to re-lose what I gained the past 40 days.
01/04 - 138.2 - 1540 - 2032
Average coming down, despite a piece of cranberry cobbler last night. Had to use those cranberries! On the plus side, I had my first of three sessions with a personal trainer yesterday and have a plan for the next month until I see her again, and I've been walking/biking every day and doing weights 3 times/week. We're supposed to get up to 48 this afternoon, hopefully with no rain, so I'm hoping to walk outdoors.
01/05 - 139 - 1686 - 1970
Ah, the mysteries of calories, exercise, averages, and weight. I walked and hour+ yesterday, happily outdoors as it was 58F! No idea why I bounced back up. I did bake some whole wheat applesauce carrot honey muffins last night, and I ate 1, but that was only 130. I have been slacking on veggies, so that may be part of it. Onward! Have a great weekend, all!
01/06 - 139.2 - 1612 - 1931
We had another beautiful day yesterday and I walked along the river for an hour. Temps are headed down, though, so I'll be back indoors - I'm a cold-weather weenie. This week I'm adding a stretch & flex and a yoga class to my routine.
01/07 - 137.6 - 1817 - 1907
Finally trending down a little. Today's the day I restart eating against inflammation. I'm aiming for lots of fish and veggies, and am cutting dairy, gluten, and added sugar for now. We shall see. Also, recommended reading -- Food Sanity by Dr. David Friedman. He looks at various eating styles -- paleo, keto, and more - and the research that supports or contradicts them. Useful info!
01/08 - 137.2 - 1304 - 1811
Yesterday I recommended (based on reading the intro) the book Food Sanity by Dr. David Friedman. I take it back. While there is some good info, Dr. Friedman's "science" is very shaky (my background is in anthropology, and his chapter on paleo and its basis in our species' history is underwhelming, to say the least) and many of his arguments read like junior high writing. I'm disappointed - I like the premise, but once I read material I know is incorrect I just can't trust the author re. the things I don't know. There's my review for what it's worth (and the book has many good ones online). Back to better sources for me!
01/09 - 137.8 - 1677 - 1752
I woke up at 4 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so I got up at 4:30 and was at the Y at 5:10. I walked 10 min to warm up and then did half an hour of weight training, and now I'm snuggled up at Panera Bread with a hot cup of vanilla spice tea, planning to write until DH shows up for breakfast. I'd love get back in the habit of early starts (although I like it better in the summer when the sun comes up earlier!). ! I have yoga this afternoon, so I'll walk another 50 minutes before class.
01/10 - 137.6 - 1522 - 1665
I skipped yoga yesterday - the roads were really icy so I did some stretching at home. Better today, so I'll hit the Y this afternoon. I can't believe we're 10 days into January already!
I lost my way, but was loving this challenge when I was on track. I know it's cliche', but it is a New Year, and I am back. Missed you all!
01/03 219.4 Only one day back, but the positive changes felt good!
01/04 216.8 Day 2 of getting back on track....I am peeing my brains out!! = )
01/05 212.4 So, my scale was at work and I brought it home, this is a first thing weigh in, the others were not... only way I would have this sort of drop....having said that .... YEEEEeeeeSSssss!
01/06 212.8 after yesterday's drop, I am good with this. Start bootcamp today... pray for me!
01/07 212.6 = )
01/08 212.6 second day of kickboxing, omgimsore, going back Tuesday
01/09 212.8 little frustrated, anytime the scale travels in the wrong direction it frustrates me.
01/10 213.4.... I honestly don't get it. I have been logging and keeping with in my calories... kickboxing to night, and I made some yummy skinnytaste cutlets... not giving up
FarmerCarla wrote: »@amfmmama You posted a loss this morning, but didn't give a report on your first day of boot camp. Inquiring minds want to know! How was it?
Sorry for the delay! It was great! I was totally sore the next day, in a good way. I didn't feel overwhelmed, but still felt challenged. Glad I joined. The program in boot camp on Sunday, and then 2 kickboxing classes during the week. I will go to my second kickboxing class tonight.4
I missed posting the few days, but I did weigh in.
1/03 - Missed Starting Date
1/04 - Missed Starting Date
1/05 - 164.3lbs (was 163.3 yesterday morning, but made poor eating choices. Own it. No excuses. Enjoyed yesterday, now move on)
1/06 - 162.8 - ate well yesterday and ended the night with a cup of peppermint tea instead of a bag of chips (and, I had my homemade peanut butter bon bons......I made sure I had the calories left so that I could have some - I think this helped me not binge on snacks last night)
1/07 - 163.9 - had a sugar and chip breakdown yesterday - made poor choices due to stress. Get over it, and move on.
1/08 - 162.3 - another day of eating well and having 1 treat (this is what I need to do.....it's ok to have a treat, just not 50 of them).
1/09 - 161.6 - feeling good because I got back into the habit of working out before work (3 days a week).
1/10 - 163.4 - consumed lots of Chinese food last night and this always brings me up. I had a healthy breakfast and lunch, though. Also made room for a treat. No guilt, and feeling great.
68 yrs old...5'5 1/2"...used to be 5'7" but arthritis nailed me hard.
RGW: 146.0 <-- need to change this to ...uummm...144.0!
01/01 – 148.0 at 8:00 a.m. ...what a way to start the new year!
01/02 - 148.0 at 8:00 a.m. ...got on the recumbent bike for 14 miles. Stayed within my calorie allotment yesterday.
01/03 - 145.8 at 7:00 a.m. ...surprised! Wow!
01/04 - 145.6 at 7:00 a.m. ...just a little excited!
01/05 - 146.8 at 8:00 a.m. ...this makes more sense.
01/06 - 147.6 at 8:00 a.m. ...no clue what's going on.
01/07 - 147.6 at 8:00 a.m. ...got on the bike yesterday for 15 miles.
01/08 - 146.4 at 5:00 a.m. ...this makes me happy!!
01/09 - 146.4 at 5:00 a.m. ...^^^^^^
01/10 - 145.4 at 5:00 a.m. ...and again...happy!
shunggie Posts: 1,036 MemberRound #64 My Round #10
Round 55 * -3.2 (I was sick)
Round 56 * +1.6
Round 57 * -1.8
Round 58 * -1.5
Round 59 * -0.04
Round 60 * -0.06
Round 61 * -1
Round 62 * -2.2
Round 63 * -0.03
OSW - 213
CW - 182.9
RGW - 181.5
UGW – 135
01/03 - 182.9 Whoosh! I am going to pretend that ugly 185 number didn't happen yesterday because this is where I expected to be - just took another day. The holidays are over and I am down - only .03 pounds but it's down. As long as the weather holds out I'll go for a walk this afternoon. I should be able to get in 3 miles before it's too dark. If I didn't have this stinky job I could really do more trail walking. Go home, get my dog and head to Kill Creek Trail for a day of romping in the chilly sunshine. Instead I'll stay here in my office and work
01/04 - 183.2 And back up we go. This roller coaster ride is making me queasy! I got in 5 miles yesterday - the fastest I have ever walked that far. I don't care if I'm up a little bit, I'm healthier than I was 24 hours ago. I'm going to go at least 3 tonight maybe 4 who knows.
01/05 - 183.0 The roller coaster goes down. I did eat back all of my calories yesterday, which I never do so I'm glad to see a small reduction today. I got to leave work a little early and talk a nice sunny winter 3 mile walk. Finally taking Christmas down today - that will burn some calories Then a walk this afternoon and then WHO KNOWS!
01/06 - 182.7 I did get in 3 miles yesterday. Took down the tree and spent quality time with family. That's as good as a Saturday gets. Today taking the Christmas stuff I went thru to goodwill and another walk I think. I'm traveling for work this week and need to exercise while I can. I won't be able to on Tuesday or Wednesday so walk today, gym tomorrow, two days off then back on the trail on Thursday.
01/07 - 183.0 After a one day dip the roller coaster goes up a bit. Probably the sodium from yesterday's lunch. I was under on calories and walked 4 miles. I'm not sure what else I can do but stick to the plan and know it works. I have five days left and I'm afraid I'll be right where I started. I have a four hour drive this afternoon then I'll stop at a gym close to my hotel for weights. Of course my food will be difficult this trip because I will have limited options for food tomorrow and Wednesday. I'm going for training where they bring in sandwiches, then a company dinner, then more sandwiches the next day. I hate these trainings where we don't get to go to lunch but have to eat whatever is brought in. I'm picky and do not like cold sandwiches. First world problems I know but when you're watching what you eat it's impossible to avoid sodium - it will be sliced turkey, beef, chicken, or ham. ALL salt bombs. Overly mayonnaise potato salad and cookies for dessert. The only thing I like is the cookie. They feel they're being healthy by offering turkey on wheat, and oatmeal raisin cookies. Maybe this time will be different. Maybe...
01/08 - no scale I was good calorie wise yesterday, walked 3 miles then a short weight work out. Today’s lunch was exactly what I expected but with a salad. I ended up ok but dinner is at the Budweiser Brew house. Chances of a nutritious meal less than 50%
01/09 - no scale Didn’t technically exercise yesterday but still got in 10k steps. Dinner was terrible. I had a few raw veggies and 1 chicken wing. Came back to the hotel for a salad. Oh well. Driving home today.
01/10 - 181.3 I WOOHOO! Oh happy day. I don't want to jinx myself but I think that's a real number. Trust the process. When it seems like the numbers aren't going your way trust the process and stick to the plan. Calories within goal and exercise. I should walk tonight but I forgot my shoes I wanted to share an NSV from training. The event was held at an old hotel (very cool place btw) but there were steps everywhere. You had to go up two flights to get from the dinning room back to the area where the sessions were. Everyone goes at once, so you can't really go around and find an elevator. The NSV for me was I was able to do two flights without a problem! We went to an Escape room... two flights of stairs to get to the room, went to the Budweiser place our room was up two flights of stairs. I did all of those without stopping half way and panting. I felt, dare I say normal?
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 58 YEARS YOUNG & FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 22 FOR ME.
“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Highest weight ever (2014/2015): 253
Original starting weight for this current journey : (1-11-2018) 235.0
R63 EW= 185.5
R64 EW= TBD
First Weight Goal: To weigh 175 by Valentine’s Day 💗💗💗 I hope to achieve this by losing about 1.5 pounds per week (or 2 lbs per round).
My Second Weight Goal: To weigh 155 by my Birthday on May 10th by sticking to my plan to lose 1.5 pounds per week (or 2 lbs per round).
My third Weight Goal: To weigh 145 by the 4th of July using the same plan as above.
During each Weight goal I plan on increasing my walking (back to what I did when I was on a downward trend). I also want to increase my cardio and regularly use weights to help firm my flabby arms.
********LOOK AND SEE HOW MUCH THESE 10 DAY CHALLENGES HAVE HELPED ME********R43 EW= 195.6.....LOSS
R44 EW= 192.4…..LOSS
R45 EW= 191.4…..LOSS
R46 EW= 186.0…..LOSS
R47 EW= 186.8…..SLIGHT GAIN/FLUCTUATION
R48 EW= 185.4…..LOSS
R49 EW= 182.8…..LOSS
R50 EW= 180.8…..LOSS
R51 EW= 179.6…..LOSS
R52 EW= 179.0…..LOSS
R53 EW= 176.0…..LOSS
R54 EW= 174.6…..LOSS
R55 EW= 174.6…..NO CHANGE (hard round for me, no change is a Victory!)
R56 EW= 179.2…..GAIN Most of the round spent traveling.
R57 EW= 177.2…..LOSS
R58 EW= 176.0…..LOSS
R59 EW= 178.6…..GAIN Ended day after my Family Thanksgiving festivities. Rough on the final weigh-in.
R60 EW= 178.4.....LOSS
R61 EW= 181.2…..Gain Heavy Travel at the end of this round resulting in lots of restaurant food and sitting in car which created a weight gain at the very end of the challenge.. Many non scale victories however.
R62 EW= 183.1 Gain The Christmas Season bug bit me.
R63 EW= 185.5 Gain Food Filled Holiday Season.
01/03 185.5 Stuck in the depths of a living hell with my scale, however, I successfully stayed on course with my diet and exercise plan. I am THRILLED to report that my son joined me in the aerobic dancing and agreed to follow his special diet plan WITHOUT COMPLAINT. Because of his eating disorders (due to the Autism) I felt truly inspired. If he can do this so gracefully, so can I. And so I succeeded in all my efforts. I just wish the scale would budge. Metimucil tonight for sure (Intermittent Fasting today). I am going to skip pool tonight. It is a potluck feast and I’ve had enough of those in December to stuff a pig : ) I need this good jumpstart to get things going. I also need to return the gesture and be the inspiration that my son deserves. Good luck everyone on #64.
01/04 185.4 It’s a small change, but a change nonetheless. Last night I invited my old friend Joey over to watch Christmas movies. I really wanted to enjoy the last of the twinkling Christmas Tree and to show myself that life is good even when I cannot indulge or overeat. He constantly claims to be “on a diet” and is using the calorie counting method only. He asked me if he could bring icecream or popcorn for a snack during the movie. I told him no. Please eat before he comes as I am restarting my plan, am struggling with willpower and need to stay on track to get my body jumpstarted. He showed up with a share-sized bag of some type of chips (looked like maybe a flavored Doritos ?) and soda pop. I told him that if he wanted to go home and finish eating before he comes (like I asked) to go ahead, he could come back in awhile. Otherwise, I asked him to put his food in the car. I told him he could keep the soda if necessary or I had water and some sugar free options available. He kept the soda. I was a little ticked about the whole thing and was brutally honest with him. I’m not sure if it was sabotage, selfishness or stupididy, but I know I was very clear that I didn’t want to have any snacking while I’m still very fragile. It was only 2 hours and I knew he could have came pre-fed. I had already explained to him about how eating carbs so consistently through the holidays put me in a state of cravings, weakness for carbs etc. I spent the evening trying to be nice in spite of my feelings. While he sipped on his soda I made myself a miracle tea. My own homemade concoction of green tea, lemon, ACV, stevia, red pepper flakes, turmeric powder with a touch of black pepper for absorption, and I added a bit of parsley sprigs to it while steeping. It felt like an exotic drink and I enjoyed it. I let it calm me and help me get over my touch of anger. We watched “The Christmas Chronicles” with Kurt Russell which was better than I expected. In the end I was proud of myself for staying strong and showing up for myself. I’ve known him many years so that did help. I am not strong like this everyday, but I truly want to stay strong in my own home & environment as that is where I spend 80-90% of my time (I work from home). Sorry for the rant, but how dare he?
01/05 185.4 AGAIN. A little disappointed in this. I walked 5.5 miles yesterday including a planned walk inside the school of 2 miles. Ate way below calories at 977. Net carbs of 19. Over 12,000 steps. I was a little low on all my macros because my calories were a bit too low. However, for the amount of calories I ate, my protein, fat etc was right in balance with my goals. I guess I will just have to wait it out. My body’s a little angry with me right now perhaps. Walt Disney and Cinderella taught me long ago not to worry, my whoosh will come true at some point
01/06 184.6 I’m in the red! I’m in the red! I’m showing a loss! Now if I was in the in the red in the stock market (again) I’d be a little worried, but in my weight?, HOW SWEET IT IS! In fact, it is sweeter than all the desserts I could imagine today! I love it when I’m feeling so strong & capable! Happy Sunday everyone.
01/07 183.6 Moving back down the way I moved up in December. It’s going well. I do Keto, but I also track my CICO as @quiltingjaine mentioned. I intermittent fast 16:8 at a minimum. Now, if I could just be more consistent with my water intake!
01/08 183.3 Still inching down. I haven’t taken my measurements in awhile because of the holiday gain. I hope to feel comfortable enough to do that again soon. I have a short out-of-town trip tomorrow which will not require restaurants. Whew! Thursday is another trip which will run from early morn until very very late at night. Probably two restaurants so I am trying to mentally strengthen myself starting today to make some decent choices. No matter, I am sure there will be a bump up on Friday due to water retention, but I can combat that with Tish’s triple threat Tea. Nice & warm & comforting on a cold blistery Northern Michigan day!
01/09 183.6 A very late dinner last night which included a few starchy veggies in the stirfry mix. Calories were good, carbs a little high. Not enough water. Walked 2 miles at the school. Travel tomorrow. Inspired today. Emotional day overall, in a good way. I feel like I need to take control of my life, and I feel like I can actually do it.
01/10 183.6 Holding my own. Getting on the road today for some long travel. Will not weigh tomorrow but will try to log all food.
Sorry about the double post. Unintentional. This Android app has been very wonky since yesterday. Really, ALWAYS!6
OSW - 243 September 25, 2018, 5'6, 46yr old female; End of May 2019 goal weight: 217
“official weigh ins”:
Round 60 - My 1st round - EW 235.2
Round 61 - EW 235.4
Round 62 - EW 237.4
Round 63 – did not participate ☹
Round 64 – End of January goal weight: 229
1/3 – 235lbs
1/4 – 235.6
1/5 – 232.8
1/6 – did not weigh
1/7 – 234.8
1/8 – did not weigh
1/9 – 233.4
1/10 – did not weigh
My first round
5’7, female, 38 years old
1/05: 205.8 - I suspect a lot of this loss is water weight as I have been refraining from alcohol and drinking ~100oz of water a day
1/06: 205.6 - Had planned a day off of working out yesterday, but then got invited to a friend’s to watch football, so hit the gym for a quick workout beforehand to earn some extra calories. They ordered pizza for dinner, and had beer cheese fondue, of which I ate both . I did refrain from drinking alcohol though, which is hard around these friends, so I feel proud for that. I was still under my calorie goal, but only drank 72oz of water (my goal is 100oz each day.) So, overall a fine day, but I could have made more nutritious food choices.
1/07: 204.6 - Had *major* intestinal issues yesterday. Still not feeling 100% today. I took my day off exercise yesterday, but may do it again today until I feel better - will see how I feel late afternoon. I found my Fitbit charger last night (no easy feat ), so I can start using that again to track exercise calories a bit more accurately. Today is the first time in over 3 weeks that I’ll have a couple hours to myself at home, so I plan to take “before” photos (felt to awkward trying it when people were home/didn’t have a private space where photos would come out clearly.) I am also planning my first trip to the grocery store since starting this, so I’ll have to be more intentional about reading labels, which is not my strong suit, especially with possibly whiny kids in the cart. I downloaded a step by step mediation/mindfulness app a few days ago (I’ve never tried this before), and I can already tell it’s helping me combat negative thoughts throughout the day - I feel most excited about discovering this in my journey so far! Whew, this was longer than I intended. Thanks for reading!
1/08: 203.8 - Still had major stomach issues yesterday. Ate over my calories with toast and bagels trying to settle my stomach 🙈. Felt better by the evening, but didn’t do a work out. Did some squats and leg lifts before bed. I did hit my water goal and did make it to the store to stock up on healthy items, but did not do my “before” photos - which I WILL get done today. In other news, I have a conference in about a month, and I checked my medical records to see about how much I weighed at around the conference last year. I was about 5lbs lighter than I am right now, so I am glad I will be about the same as last year. Also though, I thought I was 5’6, and all my recordings say 5’7 so 🤪 - really helped move that BMI percentage though 😆. All my drivers licenses forever have said 5’6, so feeling pretty dumb, and will need to update my current one.
1/09: 203.4 Felt better yesterday, worked out hard, ate healthy, hit my water goal. Took before photos - boy was I ever kidding myself about what my backside looks like without clothes 🙈.
1/10: 203.2 Yesterday was pretty good - stayed under my calorie goal, but didn’t log my food before I ate it (I did measure it to record later, and found I had 450 calories of cheese on my tacos - ugh! That’s like 1/3 of my calories before exercising! Must record before eating going forward!) After using my Fitbit again for a few days, I think I was way underestimating my exercise calories before, but I know their calories-out aren’t super accurate either. It is nice to see I am averaging 15k steps a day without my workouts. Also, fun to see my heart rate is in cardio burn rate mode when I go in the sauna - maybe I’ll burn an extra couple calories in there 😂. Today I woke up and when I looked in the mirror the first thing I noticed was my skin looks excellent and glowing, which I credit the lack of alcohol, and all this water I am drinking and all the sweating I am doing with working out and the sauna - it’s my first visually noticeable sign since starting this journey, so I am noting it. Have a great day everyone!
49 year old female from the midwest
In it for Round 17
OSW: 200.4Rnd 1: -3
Rnd 2: - 2.8
Rnd 3: -.4
Rnd 4: +1.4
Rnd 5: -4.4
Rnd 6: -1.6 (end weight 187)
Rnd 7: +1.6
Rnd 8: +.8
Rnd 9: -1.6 (185.6)
Rnd 10: -2.6 (183)
Rnd 11: +.6 (183.6)
Rnd 12: -1.2 (182.4)
Rnd 13: +3.8 (186.2)
Rnd 14: -3.4 (182)
Rnd 15: +.4 ended early at 182.4
Rnd 16: +2.4 (184.8)
Goal this round - 181
01/03: 184.6 - down .2 - I’ll take it!
01/04: 184.0 - took my 13 y/o downtown and went out to lunch. I was worried because I had some French fries but we walked about 4-5 miles downtown and enjoyed the day. Happy for the loss!
01/05: DNW - totally forgot until after lunch!
01/06: 185.4 - UGH - so frustrated with myself! Too much wine and not enough movement. I go back to work tomorrow so that structure will definitely help!
01/07: 184.6 - ok - trending down and back to work!
01/08: 184.8 - not sure what happened. Under calories and no wine last night but we didn't eat dinner until almost 9 and weighed at 5:30 a.m. - maybe that's it.
01/09: 183.4 - closer closer!
01/10: 183.8 - whatever!
R38 SW 212.6 GW 210 EW 207.4 (-5.2)
R39 SW 207.4 GW 206 EW 206.2 (-1.2)
R40 SW 206.2 GW 204.6 EW 203.0 (-3.2)
R41 SW 203.0 GW 202.5 EW 200.4 (-2.6)
R42 SW 200.4 GW 199.9 EW 199.0 (-1.4)
R43 SW 199.0 GW 199.0 EW 197.6 (-1.4)
R44 SW 197.6 GW 196.5 EW 196.6 (-1.0)
R45 SW 196.6 GW 195.6 EW 196.2 (-0.4)
R46 SW 196.2 GW 195.6 EW 196.2 (-0.0)
R47 SW 196.2 GW 195.6 EW 192.0 (-4.2)
R48 SW 192.0 GW 190.6 EW 191.2 (-0.8)
R49 SW 191.2 GW 190.0 EW 189.5 (-1.7)
R50 SW 189.5 GW 188.0 EW 185.5 (-4.0)
R51 SW 185.5 GW 184.0 EW 185.5 (-0.0)
R52 SW 185.5 GW 183.5 EW 183.5 (-2.0)
R53 X X X X X X
R54 SW 183.8 GW 182.0 EW 180.4 (-3.4)
R55 SW 180.4 GW 179.0 EW 180.2 (-0.2)
R56 SW 180.2 GW 179.8 EW 182.6 (+2.4)
R56 X X X X X X Messed up my numbers?
R58 SW 179.6 GW 170's EW 178.0 (-1.6)
R59 SW 178.0 GW 177.0 EW 177.6 (-0.4)
R60 SW 177.6 GW 177.0 EW 177.4 (-0.2)
R61 SW 177.4 GW 176.0 EW 173.4 (-4.0)
R62 SW 173.4 GW 173.4 EW 173.4 (-0.0)
R63 SW 173.4 GW 173.4 EW 177.4 (+4.0)[/spoiler]
R64 SW 177.4 GW 175.0
Total Lost to Date: 35.2
Daily Goals: Smarter choices, that I still enjoy
Long Term Goals: A healthy lifestyle I can maintain
Short Term GW: 199.9 by 6/2 - achieved
Short term GW2: 182.6 by 11/1 - achieved
Short term GW3: 170.0 by 1/7/19
UGW: 155ish - by April 2019
01/03 - Thursday - 177.4 - Man, its incredible how quickly things snowball! My holiday indulgences have done a number on my habits. I've got all these cravings and little desire to stick to my habits. I know this too shall pass but its currently an uphill battle. Fortunately this time, I know its not the beginning of the end, just another opportunity to hone my skills and habits and learn a little along the way. In past attempts, these stumbles were the end of my journey but not this time - its really a lifestlye change finally!!!
01/04 - Friday - 176.4 - A mildly better day yesterday. I ate fast food at lunch because I was on my own and didnt bring anything. Then I had more fast food for a snack. But I went for a power walk before I left work, and ate a light dinner and it all worked out. Baby steps. I did pack my lunch today, but minimal stuff in the house for food tonight - maybe an aldi shop tonight? Why is it so hard to remember how to eat in healthy moderation all of a sudden? Time to take a look back at my diary and refresh.
01/05 - Saturday - 175.8 - got to Aldi last night, love their pantry staples! Got a plan today to drink my smoothie, have salad for lunch and eat the proper portion size of whatever we decide on for dinner!
01/06 - Sunday - 176.6 - Weekends are still looking like a holiday celebration. Back to work and habits tomorrow!
01/07 - Monday - 176.8 - I went back and read my journal to see what I was doing differently to lose. It really wasnt all that different, I was just being consistent with my morning habits and lunches. So thats what I'm back to focusing on this week; smoothie and supplements for breakfast, pack my lunch, eat a 3PM snack and cook dinner at home. I was also doing 10 somethings (squats/lunges/wall push ups) every bathroom trip and 10 minutes of meditation daily, so working those habits back into the mix as well. The 170's have ALWAYS been like a brick wall to me though, for some reason it has been the end of my journey many many times, but I'm not letting it end me this time!
01/08 - Tuesday - 175.0 - Feeling really determined! Last night I thought I was still starving after dinner (3 scrambled eggs with cheese and 4 oz breakfast sausage) but I think it was just my greedy mind saying "It was a small amount!" So I drank a big glass of water, did some self care, and enjoyed my planned dessert and I was good! Nice to be rewarded with this little whoosh! I've committed myself to a "no-spend" week (except for fuel and bills of course) to give me a little extra accountability and incentive to cook my meals and use what we've got! So far so good - lunches packed today, dinner tonight is chicken and veggie stirfry, will also be lunches for tomorrow. Tomorrow evening will be spinach and feta chicken sausage with roasted potatoes and creamed spinach with parmesan. Thurs lunch will be ham sandwiches and dinner I'll thaw the chicken chili verde I froze last week - If i make it with rice it should be enough for lunches as well, if not I can do tuna sandwich and DH can have frozen burritos. I have a coupon for a free small cheese pizza that I need to use by Sunday, I'll save it for Saturday night after final weigh in and have it to look forward to as my 20% (food to enjoy!)
01/09 - Wednesday - 175.0 - Was kinda bummed to see the same number again but then I got a hold of myself! Continuing with the no spend week. Leftover stir fry for lunch and dinners planned. Feeling good about getting back in the swing of things. Need to plan Friday night dinner, something not super salty so I can see a nice loss this round and keep me motivated.
01/10 - Thursday - 174.8 - Ooooohhh I'm being tested today! Moe's wants me to get a $7 stack and free queso!!!! my favorite clothes store is sending me crazy deals, favorite band announced tour dates and I'm so tempted to get a hotel room NOW. But sticking to my guns on my no spend week. Having chili for dinner so that should cover my mexican food hankering. Work was very dumb yesterday - but @brightresolve gave me some inspiration to just change my attitude for a better day today, thanks!!! I prelogged my food, and its easier to stick to it when I can tell myself, "no deviating from the plan!"
01/03 286.4 and 8.0pounds down since I started. Hoping to find Fitbit charger so I can accurately check my calories burned daily.
01/04 285.2 I normally weigh in every morning after I get up and pee so this is a nice way to be able to log everything. *Update on my day although not weight related* Found out my father in law has cancer in the hips and lungs today, feeling so down and bad for my MIL. They are such good people and she lost her dad last January so this is really a blow to her.
01/05 284.9: 9.1 lbs down. Maybe tomorrow I’ll hit 10. 🤞🏾🤞🏾
01/06 286.2: and frustrated. Didn’t lose but gained and was really hoping to hit my 10 lb loss today. I drank some wine last night but was still in my calorie allotment so I’m feeling like it was the pad thai and all those carbs. Anyhow, here’s to a new day. I got a new Fitbit yesterday as well so hoping that will help motivate me with steps and everything. I’ve also had a killer headache since last night and today will probably be a lazy day.
01/07 287.4 and really annoyed now. How the hell did I gain 3 pounds this weekend? I stayed below my calorie limit even though it was a little higher than the last few days. It has to be the carbs. I did read that a Norma daily fluctuation can be 3-5 pounds but it sucks to see any higher number when I’m working so hard to lose. Anyhow, today will be a good day. I have an interview for a healthcare job that I’ve wanted for a while. Luck and prayers are being accepted!
01/08 286.2 Going back down again, thank goodness! I should hear back about the job either today or tomorrow and my stomach is just in knots. I do have another interview today at 1030 but it’s for a job that I don’t really want. School starts again Monday and I’m so ready to get this semester on the road! Hoping to see the scale go down again tomorrow. Here’s to hoping!
01/09 284.6 I got the job! And I’m so close to hitting my 10 lb goal! My father in law had his biopsies done yesterday and we should hear back in a few weeks and find out a treatment plan for him. Binge watching my 600 pound life really motivates me to not want to be on that show. I can’t believe I was almost halfway there before I started to get my *kitten* together. I have really enjoyed this page and the accountability it’s held me to knowing that I will have to post my weight every day. 3 days left, let’s see where we’re at!
01/10 284.0, yay! I mean I’m not happy that I weigh that much but I’m 10 pounds down. I even woke up this morning and did some very light yoga 🧘♀️ and it felt so good. It’s made my body feel better, it put me in a lighter mood, I just feel good. Going to make some black beans in my instant pot tonight. I’m so in love with it.
rimtorimgoal wrote: »5’4” 61yo female
01/07 – 201 – just starting - I’m ready to begin!
01/08 – 200.4 – Logged all food, walked, drank all my water, and no alcohol!
01/09 – 200.4 – Logged all food, walked, drank all my water, and no alcohol! Need to keep this up.
01/10 – 199.7 – YEA! Below 200! Logged all food, walked, drank all my water, and no alcohol!
Woot woot ~ congrats on joining ONEderland!! 💥5
WOW! 72 unread messages. I’ll post comments after each page.
@cdavisdeva I am the same way with coffee - it doesn’t keep me awake and sometimes I think it relaxes me so I can go to sleep.
@sdelpapa I roughly follow a 16:8 IF although I have my first cup of coffee with added ingredients, coconut oil and collagen, so it isn’t truly a fast. We eat one meal a day, around 4, on occasion I have a snack in the evening, last night it was 5g of pork rinds and 20g of Walmart guacamole. Just enough to satisfy the desire for crunch.1
Round 64, my 1st!
45 female, 5'5"
01/03 - 171.0 - Up a little from the past few days, but going down from holiday weight gain.
01/04 - 169.6 - Eating at calorie goal and working out! I feel really good. Almost back to my pre-holiday weight.
01/05 - 169.4 - Same as yesterday....eating at calories and exercising every day and best of all, feeling fantastic!
01/06 - 169.0 - Yesterday was packed full of fitness! Roller skated for 2 hours, hiked 4.5 miles and did a five minute plank! Under calorie goal, but didn't make the best food choices.
01/07 - 168.8 - Eating a little below calorie goal and working out every day. Yesterday I walked my dog, planked, and did day three of a twenty five day plank challenge.
01/08 - 168.2 This challenge has been a huge motivator for me to eat healthy and exercise! I've been on track since the new year and am super stoked with the results. Only .2 pounds from my end of 10 day goal!
01/09 - 170.0 - Ran a 5k run after work yesterday, felt strong, especially after struggling all last year with injuries. I feel like I'm finally healed and can run again. Went out to dinner for Mexican food last night and brought home half my dinner as leftovers. I figured I'd be heavier this AM despite being a little under my calorie goal.
01/10 - 170.0 Hoping this goes down tomorrow, eating at or under calories and exercising. Fingers crossed! 🤞
10 day goal: 168
May 17th goal weight: 145
January 2019 goals:
1. Walk my dog every day (minus the week I'll be in Vegas on vacation)
2. Run 3x a week (again, minus the week I'll be in Vegas on vacation)
3. Total of 60 miles running, walking, & hiking for the month
4. Lose 5 pounds
am a 50 year old 5'5" woman. I am trying to get healthier to avoid diabetes and all of the problems that come from being overweight.
I have found this challenge to be both rewarding and frustrating! Looking at my weight daily has been a real eye opener to see all of the fluctuations and how a high carb day will affect me and the loss for 2-3 days after. I have been participating in this challenge since Round 40, thanks @GrandmaJackie. My average loss/gain since Round 40 to 63 is a 0.5lb loss each round. This was better than I expected!
Start Weight Feb 2018 - 202
Next Goal - 170 I will get there, hopefully soon
Goal Weight July 2019 - 140
Round 60 - SW - 178.8 - EW - 180.0 - Average weight over 10 Days - 179.3
Round 61 - SW - 178.6 - EW - 178.2 - Average weight over 10 days - 178.5
Round 62 - SW - 179.0 - EW - 178.0 - Average weight over 10 days - 178.8
Round 63 - SW - 178 - EW - 180.0 - Average weight over 10 Days - 180.0
01/03 - 181.2 - I don’t know why it’s up today. Yesterday was a pretty healthy eating day really and I exercised.
01/04 182.0 - has another good day yesterday except for sodium. I know a lot of this is water weight as my fingers are swollen. I’ll drink more water today.
01/05 - 182.2 ugh
01/06 - 181
01/07 - 182.4
01/08 - 181.2
01/09 - 181.4 - I am so disappointed with myself for this round. I am finding it hard not grazing since I am home and not working. I was going out daily, but yesterday our car died on me while I was out and that’s not helping financially at all.
01/10 - 182.0
@fraukazi One thing I learned many years ago was that if I am trying to lose weight, my rewards should be non-food items. Perhaps a magazine or Knick knack you have been considering. Just my thought.
@TerriRichardson112 Is your 1/10 weight correct?
@GrandmaJackie Thank you for posting Round 65!3
ROUND 64 (Round 11 for me)
5’5” 66 y/o Texas Lady
SW 178 lb.
GW 135-140 lb.
Started Keto WOE on September 24th (2018). Still experiencing decreased arthritis hip and shoulder pain since the second week of Keto. Staying within calorie limits is easy enough, but not exceeding my carb limit is difficult. I don’t use my KetoMojo meter every day, but I think I’ve only been out of ketosis for a couple of days since the second week when the meter arrived. Some of my NSVs: feeling less self-conscious, wedding band fits, smaller clothing, and my happy husband, whether he’s inspired to quit his cigarette habit or not. Rounds 54 – 63 resulted in a cumulative loss of 29.6 lb. in 100 days! Another 12.4 lb. down, and I’ll switch to maintenance. This time, I’ll continue to check in—I’ve learned my lesson! Besides, I like hanging out with you sweet folks.
01/03 147.2 Going back to work yesterday felt strange. I hadn’t been to work since mid-April (end of tax season). I didn’t have time to eat breakfast (egg, cheese, nuts, avocado), so I took it with me, but forgot to eat it. I took my turkey cabbage stew for lunch, which I ate, and I had a good dinner when I came home. On the way home, I picked up a pair of well-fitting black slacks at the Salvation Army Store. It’s a great place for “transition” clothing, and every Wednesday all the clothing is ½ price. My husband loves the inexpensive designer shirts I pick up for him. 😊
01/04 146.6 After playing cards with my friends for a few hours yesterday, I noticed sunshine, so Thor and I took a 4-mile walk. I haven’t formed an opinion on my new orthotics yet. I had a little toe pain, but not enough to slow us down. The torn meniscus in my knee seems to be doing okay. It may just be the steroid injection working, but I hope it’s actually healing.
01/05 [146.0[/B] Thor and I had a 5 mile walk yesterday in the beautiful sunshine. I may show a gain tomorrow after my date day with DH today. We watched a movie, and I ate popcorn, one of the tortillas on my fish tacos for lunch, and half of the sweet coleslaw. They don’t have to make it that sweet. (sigh) I’ve decided to go all out and eat a bite, maybe two, of the leftover pecan pie. It’s starting to get old, but I assume all the sugar is preserving it. My ketone level was over 3 last night, so perhaps I’ll survive today’s carbs without getting out of ketosis? We’ll see. I enjoyed the movie and time with my husband and the popcorn. I really like popcorn.
01/06 146.6 If the scale is going to punish me for yesterday, it hasn’t started yet. I prayed for you, @amfmmamma, but you’ll probably be sore tomorrow! I’m about to head to church, then a concert engagement this evening, so no walk today. Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone. This is the day the Lord hath made! 😊
01/07 146.0 I enjoyed our concert last night. It was the debut of our new “Joy in the Journey” ministry theme. I have the joy of the Lord in my spiritual journey, as well as joy in my fitness journey! We stopped for dinner and our “afterglow” on the way home last night, and I enjoyed a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. I could have gone to work today, but it may be one of the last nice days for a while, so I’ll take a walk with Thor instead. I’m glad I can still work, but it’s nice to be retired and have a choice. Getting older has a few benefits.
01/08 145.8 It was 75F when Thor and I left for our 5-mile walk yesterday. No jacket or layers required! As soon as the fog clears, we’ll walk today, too. My schedule is busier than I like for the next couple of days.
01/09 145.4 Thor and I managed to get in a 5-mile walk before I went to practice yesterday evening. Today, I meet my Red Hat friends for lunch, then work for a few hours this afternoon. No walk today.
01/10 145.2 I’m glad my memory was bad, because I thought I was posting a gain this morning. I feel better now! I’m preparing for a fight with the scale/my body over the next/last 10 lb. loss. Bring it on! I’m feeling strong! I have to meet friends for a card game, stop by work, and, hopefully, take Thor for a walk this afternoon. Rain is almost guaranteed tomorrow.
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