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Floating in to February: February Weight Loss and Accountability

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  • buckscomombuckscomom Posts: 6Member, Premium Member Posts: 6Member, Premium Member

    I'm experimenting with "time restricted eating" on a more or less daily basis, plus intermittent fasting using Michael Mosley's new "Fast800" book as a guide. I weight 9lbs less than in mid November, so it does seem to be working. But I do get some headaches, and have had a couple of migraines in the last two weeks - the first for 5 years, so I think I'll ease back a bit for the next week or so to see if that helps.

    Hi @annepanne001 - I agree with you about the mini-meals that were so popular - they were wrong for me! My body functions best on the mini-fasts - sometimes skipping breakfast or lunch or dinner - focusing on really eating when I do. However, the one or two day per week "Fast Diet" is too hard for me - makes me irritable! Also does not seem necessary. Cutting out snacks and not eating late, limiting portions - this does work, at least for me.

    Take care of yourself, and I hope your health is good (saw your other post as well).
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,391Member Member Posts: 1,391Member Member
    Height: 5'3"
    HW: 159
    SW: 135.6
    CW:134.2
    GW: 120's

    February Goal:132 & Continue Couch 2 5K.

    2/5/19: 133.4 (Trend 134.2)
    2/12/19: 135.5 (Trend 134.9)

    Got a cold right after I reported for last week, so I haven't ran since Tuesday last week. I feel more normal today then I have all week. Calorie counting kind of went out the window for the most part, so I am up in weight. Probably retaining water from being sick, and I know I was eating in a surplus. I'm going to rest the rest of the week as far as cardio goes. I might try to get some yoga in though. I'm getting back on the program officially next week, and starting week 5 over since I only did one day.
  • susanpiper57susanpiper57 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
    lbride wrote: »
    Age: 36
    Height: 5'1"
    Current weight: 128
    Ultimate goal: Around 110-115 lbs
    February goal: 124 lbs

    I have 10 more pounds of baby weight to lose (he's 6 months) and I can't stop eating cookies!
    Also, my bigger pants are getting too big, and I still can't fit into my normal jeans without major muffin top. MMMMM muffins.....

    Eh - just buy smaller pants with higher waist stretchier waist bands ( for me, my body shape permanently changed and I never wore my pre-baby pants again--without any muffin!)

    I feel you on the higher waist! These are clothes that I wore after my first son, so hopefully they will work after my second :)
  • susanpiper57susanpiper57 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member


    Current weight: 126.2. I tend to fluctuate a bit, but it's a positive trend.
    edited February 12
  • rianneonamissionrianneonamission Posts: 795Member Member Posts: 795Member Member
    Feeling very happy to have dropped back in to the 162s. 160lb seems so close now! I went to the gym on Monday feeling mentally ready, but when I started my workout I felt drained. Then I felt fine all day yesterday, until late afternoon/early evening. I meant to go to the gym but decided to stay parked on the sofa instead. Took some ibuprofen before bed and got a good sleep, so hopefully it’s just my body fighting something off and giving in this early prevents me getting ill. I’ll see how I feel after choir practice today (feel fine now), and if I still feel good I’ll head to the gym.

    Height: 5'10"
    HW: 183lbs (Fri 24th March 2017)
    SW February: 163.8lbs (30th January weigh in)
    Ultimate goal: Around 150lbs
    February goal: 160-161lbs
    February body fat goal: sub 26%

    30th Jan: 163.8lbs – Body fat 26.4% (Moving Average 164.9)
    6th Feb: 164.4lbs – Body fat 26.5% (Moving Average 165.1)
    13th Feb: 162.6 – Body fat 26.0% (Moving Average 162.9)
    20th Feb:
    26th Feb: Weigh in one day early…


    @caitjsull Nice drop! Doesn’t matter if it’s water weight – it’s partly the relief that it’s not true fat!

    @lbride That’s not too bad. Weekends can be a killer just because of all the social occasions. Finding the balance can be tricky, I struggle with it too.

    @buckscomom You found us! Welcome!

    @Crafty_camper123 Hope you are feeling better. Sometimes it’s worth going off plan just to give your body the energy it needs to fight off a bug/virus/infection, rather than trying to push through.

    @susanpiper57 Halfway to your Feb goal already!
  • AstrueAstrue Posts: 131Member, Premium Member Posts: 131Member, Premium Member
    I am 36 and mom to two young kids. My goal is to get back down 130-135, which is what I weighed at my fittest and strongest about four years ago before I was hit with back troubles and the depression that goes along with it. This is my second month in this group, and I'm going to try to be more engaged. For February, I'd like to drop 4 or 5 pounds. I'm also hoping to add more vegetables into my diet and scale back on fruit (I replaced desserts with fruit). I have a personal goal of earning my blue belt in jiu-jitsu this month, which I think could happen. I'm going to compete in my first (in-house) tournament on Saturday.

    5'6"
    HW roughly, 161
    Feb SW 150.6
    GW February 146
    UGW 130-135

    31st Jan: 150.6
    6th Feb: 149.8
    13th Feb: 146.7
    20th Feb:
    27th Feb:
    edited February 13
  • saphypaigesaphypaige Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Age: 23
    Height: 5' 7'
    HW: 142
    CW: 134
    GW: 130

    I try to walk 10,000 steps a day plus do an hour of moderate intensity cardio. Trying to get more into strength training but it's intimidating! I just bought some passes to a running / lifting studio that I'm very excited about though. I do really well eating well during the week and buying healthy food at the grocery store, but when I'm in social situations or with my boyfriend or at my parents' house I tend to eat whatever sugary snack is lying around :( My boyfriend and I are going to my grandpa's this weekend so wish me luck!
  • f1tafter40f1tafter40 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Down 6lbs since the Jan check in. Haven’t had a chance to check body fat percentage. My strength continues to increase with free weights, so I’m hoping that not too much of the loss is muscle.

    Age 42yrs
    Height 6’0”
    SW 153lb
    CW 147lb
    Goal: ripped made in the kitchen abdominals
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,207Member Member Posts: 1,207Member Member
    I was really bad about eating last week, and then over the weekend just totally ate whatever the heck I felt like (and even some I didn't really feel like! Including a gigantic tub of popcorn at the movies!).

    So, paying for it on the scale. Due to being so "naughty" back to tracking my food again since I obviously was not willing to behave myself with this cold and wet front we are dealing with! I always crave "comfort" foods in massive quantities in this kind of weather, but my body does NOT need them. Ugh.

    HW: ~163
    CW: 149.6
    GW: 128-132
    February Goal: 148.0 (as an average)

    Feb 4th: 149.6 (Actual) 149.1 (Trend)
    Feb 13th: 151.8 (Actual) 150 (Trend)
    Feb 18th:
    Feb 25th:
    Feb 28th:
  • jillmkernjillmkern Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    I get you - when it's cold and miserable -I don't run, I want more food

    It's hard :neutral:

    I don't want to weigh myself tomorrow
    I was really bad about eating last week, and then over the weekend just totally ate whatever the heck I felt like (and even some I didn't really feel like! Including a gigantic tub of popcorn at the movies!).

    So, paying for it on the scale. Due to being so "naughty" back to tracking my food again since I obviously was not willing to behave myself with this cold and wet front we are dealing with! I always crave "comfort" foods in massive quantities in this kind of weather, but my body does NOT need them. Ugh.

    HW: ~163
    CW: 149.6
    GW: 128-132
    February Goal: 148.0 (as an average)

    Feb 4th: 149.6 (Actual) 149.1 (Trend)
    Feb 13th: 151.8 (Actual) 150 (Trend)
    Feb 18th:
    Feb 25th:
    Feb 28th:
  • Niki_FitzNiki_Fitz Posts: 934Member, Premium Member Posts: 934Member, Premium Member
    Hi ladies.

    5’6
    2/1 133
    2/8. 131.9
    2/12 133
    2/15 131.9

    I like where I’m trending. This is my body’s happy maintenance place. Goal is just convincing my mind and body that it would be nice to shred a little now.

    @rianneonamission thanks for the encouragement. I’m pulling myself out of that mode, slowly. Have SO much fun on your trip, sounds like it will be amazing.

    @HoneyBadger155 I feel you on the comfort food. It’s like every thing I eat depends on the weather, I think I eat better on sunny days. We got this, winter is almost on its way out.
  • jillmkernjillmkern Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Height: 5'7"
    Age: 52
    2/6- 156.6lbs
    2/14 - 154.5
    2/21-
    2/28-

    February goal: 150lbs
    February body fat goal: 22% (currently 23.3%)
    Ultimate goal: Around 145lbs

    I messed up badly over the weekend - so I was worried about this weigh-in. My fasting day and guilt runs must've saved me. LOL

    Y'all are doing well! We're all gonna feel great in March :smile:
  • AnniebotnenAnniebotnen Posts: 332Member Member Posts: 332Member Member
    Height 5’6”
    Original SW 172# (1/2014)
    Original GW 145# (reached 10/2014)
    Post holiday weight 1/2019 148.75#
    February goal. 145# - moving avg 145#

    2/1/19. 145.5# - moving avg 147.7#
    2/8/19. 144.5# - moving avg 145.9#
    2/15/19 145# - moving avg 145.1#

    Getting there, not due to any effort of mine since my bad cold made me lose my appetite. I’m feeling better now though, I’ll need to resume calorie counting soon! As well as my workouts...

    @rianneonamission, hope you feel better!
    edited February 15
  • EmilyCowlard2016EmilyCowlard2016 Posts: 79Member Member Posts: 79Member Member
    Height: 5'4" Age: 41
    HW:170
    Current Weight as of Feb 6: 161
    Ultimate Goal: 135-140
    GW for Feb: 155-156
    Feb 8: 161
    Feb 15:

    Feb 15: 161

    Didn't loose this week. Got snowed in here in Victoria. Will try again next week.
  • cyclefastercyclefaster Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Age: 40
    Height: 6ft
    Highest weight: 194 (a long time ago)
    Current weight: 179
    Ultimate goal: 161
    February goal: 175

    Coming here for some encouragement and mental fortitude. I've done everything right this week and my weight has gone up by 2lb.

    I've had three dinners out (Thursday 7th, Sunday 10th and Tuesday 12th) so at 180lb at the moment. I kept to healthy options and limited carbs but I drank alcohol and that piles on the calories. Hopefully, some more will come off tomorrow and I can feel a bit more on track.

    I'm feeling pretty frustrated as I've been in deficit for most of the past six weeks. Three meals out with drinking alcohol in a short space of time and I've put back on the weight (5lbs) that I lost from January.

  • JRIV60JRIV60 Posts: 729Member Member Posts: 729Member Member
    Age: 41
    Height: 5'6"
    HW on MFP: 207.8lbs
    Overall HW: 224lbs
    Ideal/Overall Goal: 165 +/- (?)

    Looking to tone this year with strength training. I haven't weighed under 170 since 2005 - 2006.

    February Goal: 166 - 167lbs

    Feb 1st: 168
    Feb 9th: -
    Feb 16th: 168
  • SimplyMicheleRSimplyMicheleR Posts: 89Member Member Posts: 89Member Member
    My beginning.
    Age: 51
    Height: 5' 6"
    Starting weight: 158.8

    Goal for Feb: 155

    Goal: 140 by May, hope to get there sooner
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    So interesting news - still same weight (up to 133 - 130 low), but went shopping this weekend - and after a year of circuit training 3-4 times per week, I'm down a size! Now if I could only stay within calories for at least 3 1/2 times per week.


    H-5'6
    SW: 135
    Short term GW - 130 by Feb 1
    GW: 125 - by March 31

    01/01 - 135
    01/02 - 134
    01/06 - 133.5
    01/13 - 132
    01/20 - 130.5
    01/28 - 130
    01/31 - 130

    02/04 - 132
    2/11 = 132.5
    2/14 - 130
    2/18 - 130
  • annepan001annepan001 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    Rather belated update for last wednesday, when I went away to Fort Augustus for a few days of walking / fiddle workshops, excessive amounts of wheat-based and/or sugary food and chips, and late night music sessions. Back to intermittent fasting from today!!

    5'2" tall, 58 years old.
    HW: 160 (June 2016)
    Ultimate GW: 119 to 120lb (I think ... will see when I get there?!)

    January 1st: 131 lb
    January 30th: 127.2 (January weight loss 4 ish lbs)
    Feb 6th: 125.4
    Feb 13th: 123.8
    Feb 20th:
    Feb 27th:
    February 28th GW: 123lb
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