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Floating in to February: February Weight Loss and Accountability

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  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,207Member Member Posts: 1,207Member Member
    My trend is bumping up since I'm not dumping the weight too quickly, but had a high sodium day yesterday, PLUS, did some very physical labor over the weekend that has left me rather sore in my entire core, upper legs, hips, and shoulders LOL so that's probably not helping that number!

    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 19th: 151.2 (Actual) 150.4 (Trend)
    Feb 25th:
    Feb 28th:
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    annepan001 wrote: »
    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

    Wow - you are on fire. Already down almost 10 lbs. That's commitment!
  • Cora0477Cora0477 Posts: 117Member Member Posts: 117Member Member
    Height: 5’4”
    2/21: 127.2
    Ultimate goal: 120

    I know it’s too late for February, but I didn’t want to wait to join back in.

    I had trouble stabilizing my mood the last couple weeks of January. It was unrelated to diet, but led me to not care about diet. Also led me to consume more alcohol than is typical for me. I managed to pull myself out of it after a meltdown on my husband’s birthday -creating a wonderful memory for him, right? I apologized to him for ruining his day and he replied, “One bad day doesn’t matter. You make my whole life better.” How did I get so lucky?

    The next day I got back on track with exercise and am pleased with the muscle gains. My friend and I signed up for a 5K in April, so I’ve restarted the C25K program and just finished week 3. I’ve been trying to find a goal to help with focus and I know the race will help me stay on track with exercise. My husband bought tickets to a fancy ballet in April as well, so fitting comfortably into my formal gown will help keep me on track with diet.
  • 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)
    2/21/19: 133.4 (Trend 133.8)

    Well, I'm over last week's cold, but I've been having a hard time getting up to hit the gym in the morning. Maybe I'm still recovering just a tad. This morning, I woke up with intents on going to the gym, but ended up just doing an at home workout instead. It's the first workout I've had all week. This waking up to 0* F is not helping me stay motivated to go out to the gym, lol. On the plus side, I got my eating reigned in and have lost another lb. on my trend, yay!
  • 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: 146.1
    27th Feb:
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    jillmkern wrote: »
    Height: 5'7"
    Age: 52
    2/6- 156.6lbs
    2/14 - 154.5
    2/21- 152.8
    2/28-

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

    So I messed up my fast day Monday, and so fasted Tuesday and Wednesday because I have dinner with the girls tonight and I'm soooo not fasting on the weekend. It was a huge struggle to do that 2 days in a row, but the payoff was worth it. I know my weight is artificially low because of it, but I feel really good going into the weekend now, after my misstep Monday.

    Have a great weekend, ladies!

    I'm interested in trying a fast. How do you do it? (last meal is what time, next meal is what time?)
    and you drink coffee I assume during it?
  • annepan001annepan001 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    jillmkern wrote: »
    Height: 5'7"
    Age: 52
    2/6- 156.6lbs
    2/14 - 154.5
    2/21- 152.8
    2/28-

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

    So I messed up my fast day Monday, and so fasted Tuesday and Wednesday because I have dinner with the girls tonight and I'm soooo not fasting on the weekend. It was a huge struggle to do that 2 days in a row, but the payoff was worth it. I know my weight is artificially low because of it, but I feel really good going into the weekend now, after my misstep Monday.

    Have a great weekend, ladies!

    This is why I love intermittent fasting! No long hard slog on a daily basis, restricting calories for months with little reward. If we mess up a fast day, we just do it the next day instead - it's such a revelation! :)
  • annepan001annepan001 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    lbride wrote: »
    annepan001 wrote: »
    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

    Wow - you are on fire. Already down almost 10 lbs. That's commitment!

    Thanks lbride! Fasting is the easiest way to lose weight I've ever tried. Just wish I'd known about it years ago! :)
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    annepan001 wrote: »
    lbride wrote: »
    annepan001 wrote: »
    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

    Wow - you are on fire. Already down almost 10 lbs. That's commitment!

    Thanks lbride! Fasting is the easiest way to lose weight I've ever tried. Just wish I'd known about it years ago! :)

    Very true - lost 20 lbs last year (inadvertently) fasting (eating one time a day) because of work. But I'm over it for now. I did like the energy from fasting though---I'd like to get back that energy -- without actually having to fast??? Possible?
  • annepan001annepan001 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    Time to get back in the gym for regular strength workouts now, to keep/build muscle, so that might slow down the weight loss for a bit - but in a good way! The ice has gone for now, so been out for a couple of 3 - 4 mile jogs this week, and found it hard work, so daily walking may be great, but really not the same as running! Got a couple of blood test results back from the docs - cRP and CA125 a bit elevated, so need to keep well away from sugar / processed food, and keep up with the intermittent fasting to get those numbers back down again. No migraines lately, so that's a good sign :smile:

    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: 122.2
    Feb 27th:
    February 28th GW: 123lb
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    I'm officially changing my "tracking" date to Friday, so avoid the annoyance of increased "weight" from weekend eating (salt, etc.) (I know it's just a number from the water weight, but it irritates me). Getting sort of back on track. So can I lose a "real" pound in a week? For me, I would say unlikely, but I sure can get the scale to "say" 128 by next Friday, which will have to be good enough for me (I was hoping to have an average of 128 by end of Feb, but that's not going to happen).

    H-5'6
    SW: 135
    Short term - 128 - end of Feb
    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
    2/22 - 129
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    Astrue wrote: »
    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: 146.1
    27th Feb:

    Good luck with the tournament. That sounds really fun
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member 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)
    2/21/19: 133.4 (Trend 133.8)

    Well, I'm over last week's cold, but I've been having a hard time getting up to hit the gym in the morning. Maybe I'm still recovering just a tad. This morning, I woke up with intents on going to the gym, but ended up just doing an at home workout instead. It's the first workout I've had all week. This waking up to 0* F is not helping me stay motivated to go out to the gym, lol. On the plus side, I got my eating reigned in and have lost another lb. on my trend, yay!

    I'm so over the cold, February is the WORST. Every time I slug through the gym parking lot in my boots I hate the world!
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    Cora0477 wrote: »
    Height: 5’4”
    2/21: 127.2
    Ultimate goal: 120

    I know it’s too late for February, but I didn’t want to wait to join back in.

    I had trouble stabilizing my mood the last couple weeks of January. It was unrelated to diet, but led me to not care about diet. Also led me to consume more alcohol than is typical for me. I managed to pull myself out of it after a meltdown on my husband’s birthday -creating a wonderful memory for him, right? I apologized to him for ruining his day and he replied, “One bad day doesn’t matter. You make my whole life better.” How did I get so lucky?

    The next day I got back on track with exercise and am pleased with the muscle gains. My friend and I signed up for a 5K in April, so I’ve restarted the C25K program and just finished week 3. I’ve been trying to find a goal to help with focus and I know the race will help me stay on track with exercise. My husband bought tickets to a fancy ballet in April as well, so fitting comfortably into my formal gown will help keep me on track with diet.

    "One bad day doesn’t matter. You make my whole life better."---AMAZING!!
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,391Member Member Posts: 1,391Member Member
    lbride wrote: »
    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)
    2/21/19: 133.4 (Trend 133.8)

    Well, I'm over last week's cold, but I've been having a hard time getting up to hit the gym in the morning. Maybe I'm still recovering just a tad. This morning, I woke up with intents on going to the gym, but ended up just doing an at home workout instead. It's the first workout I've had all week. This waking up to 0* F is not helping me stay motivated to go out to the gym, lol. On the plus side, I got my eating reigned in and have lost another lb. on my trend, yay!

    I'm so over the cold, February is the WORST. Every time I slug through the gym parking lot in my boots I hate the world!

    We got spoiled with 35 degree averages all January and December. Real winter didn't hit until like Feb 1st. And We haven't seen 30 much since! It was 12 above this morning. And felt warm! I would say I cant wait for spring, but that just means more snow :lol: (At least it wont be 0* !)
  • jillmkernjillmkern Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Exactly!

    It's doable with a lifestyle that includes fun and outings
    annepan001 wrote: »
    jillmkern wrote: »
    Height: 5'7"
    Age: 52
    2/6- 156.6lbs
    2/14 - 154.5
    2/21- 152.8
    2/28-

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

    So I messed up my fast day Monday, and so fasted Tuesday and Wednesday because I have dinner with the girls tonight and I'm soooo not fasting on the weekend. It was a huge struggle to do that 2 days in a row, but the payoff was worth it. I know my weight is artificially low because of it, but I feel really good going into the weekend now, after my misstep Monday.

    Have a great weekend, ladies!

    This is why I love intermittent fasting! No long hard slog on a daily basis, restricting calories for months with little reward. If we mess up a fast day, we just do it the next day instead - it's such a revelation! :)
  • jillmkernjillmkern Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Well - there are several ways to do it -you can Google all the options. I chose the 5:2 fast. 2 days on, 5 days off.

    I fast 2 days a week (it used to be 500 calories or less but now I've been reading up to 800 is ok)

    I ALWAYS drink coffee - but I take my coffee black, so it's not a thing. There are fasting plans where you eat for 8 hours and fast for 16. Coffee with anything in it counts on those, so I know people struggle with that.

    The other 5 days, I try to hover around my 1400 allowed calories, but I don't sweat it if I go over. I always do on the weekend. I think the idea is to not go over 2000 on non-fasting days.

    I buy these Noka and Munk packs - they are like smoothies in a pouch and around 100 calories each. I take 5 out on a fast day and wait til 10 am - I sip on them at a rate of 1 every 2 hours and drink lots of water. That way I have food til 8pm. If I miss food - I will have a cup of veggie broth - if its really bad, I wilt some spinach and an egg white into the hot broth.

    If I am feeling like I miss chewing, I will put 2 packs back, nuke a veggie burger and eat it on one of those 100 calorie rounds with mustard and ketchup and pickle slices - 230 calories.

    Some people save up all their calories and make one meal at dinner time. You do it they way you can best manage it.

    Crazy thing is - towards the end of the day, I am literally daydreaming about what I'll eat the next day - I plan menus, LOL!

    Buuuuuuut - I always wake up the morning after a fast day disinterested in food. I have a ton of energy and usually go for a run. I'll nibble on whatever - then around 3 or 4 pm I start to get really hungry and then I eat :)

    I fast on Monday and Wednesdays just because that fits with my life. But as you can see above, if you mess up, you can just choose a different day to fast.

    I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions :smiley:
    lbride wrote: »
    jillmkern wrote: »
    Height: 5'7"
    Age: 52
    2/6- 156.6lbs
    2/14 - 154.5
    2/21- 152.8
    2/28-

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

    So I messed up my fast day Monday, and so fasted Tuesday and Wednesday because I have dinner with the girls tonight and I'm soooo not fasting on the weekend. It was a huge struggle to do that 2 days in a row, but the payoff was worth it. I know my weight is artificially low because of it, but I feel really good going into the weekend now, after my misstep Monday.

    Have a great weekend, ladies!

    I'm interested in trying a fast. How do you do it? (last meal is what time, next meal is what time?)
    and you drink coffee I assume during it?
  • jillmkernjillmkern Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Good luck on your Blue Belt! That's amazing!
    Astrue wrote: »
    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: 146.1
    27th Feb:

  • 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#
    2/22/19 143.5# - moving avg 144.9#

    Back to my goal weight, which is nice. Still don’t have my normal appetite and energy back, which is not so great. Hoping to be totally back to normal next week!
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