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Floating in to February: February Weight Loss and Accountability

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  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    Thanks so much for the helpful info. Almost did it the other day and then literally at midnight said - screw it, and had an uncrustable (peanut butter and jelly for the lazy!). May try it later this week after work slows down. Just for a day.....
    jillmkern wrote: »
    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?

  • AstrueAstrue Posts: 131Member, Premium Member Posts: 131Member, Premium Member
    @lbride, thanks! I forgot to update my little intro paragraph, the tournament was actually last week. I lost my first fight (arm barred) and won my second by submission, so I ended up with silver because there were only three of us in our bracket. My first ever medal that wasn't for participation!
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    And back to Monday tracking date. Scale says down a lb finally. I am so hangry tough -- trying to get back into IF, the "sweet" spot for me to lose weight, not sweet this time though.
    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
    2/25 - 128
  • susanpiper57susanpiper57 Posts: 207Member Member Posts: 207Member Member
    jillmkern wrote: »
    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:

    Guilt runs :smile:
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,403Member Member Posts: 1,403Member 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)
    2/26/19: 132.4 (Trend 133.2)

    Getting the portion control back down pat. The working out is not going well, as life is a little busy at the moment. Having to be to work early the last couple of days to cover a coworker, and being busy in the evenings to get ready to head to the in-laws this weekend is eating into my workout time. (Plus our last weekend was booked solid with social events). While we do have 1 "active" day planned for the weekend, the rest I'm not sure will be so active. We generally sit around, BS and eat. I suppose I'll just have to watch my portions as best as I can. If it's warm enough, maybe push to get outside for a bit. I'm hoping get a breather in the next week or so so I can resume my couch2-5k!
    edited February 26
  • annepan001annepan001 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member

    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: 122.0
    February 28th GW: 123lb

    I'm happy with my weight this month, but need to get on top of heart palpitations which started about 6 weeks ago. It seems to be relatively common with fasting, but I ended up in A&E this week while my heartbeats skipped and did somersaults nonstop for 7 hours til 3am. It was reassuring to have this all monitored, and as there was no pain or rapid heart beat (pulse was steady around 60 bpm throughout) they sent me home at 4am. Might be caffeine-related so I'm avoiding it for a while to see what happens. So far, so good!
  • MaVieEntiereMaVieEntiere Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
    5'0 tall, 30 years old.
    HW: 175+ (2012)

    January 16th: 147lb
    January 23rd: 145.2
    January 30th: 144.8
    Feb 6th: 143.66
    Feb 13th: No idea, we moved and I totally fell off the wagon...
    Feb 27th: Weighed myself today and was too disappointed to even put it in here.... :( I am giving myself a week to get back on track. Like I said, I'm disappointed but I will get back on track. We've eaten a ton of fast food through all the transitions and that will change.


    Ultimate GW: 125 to 128lb
    January 31st GW: 143lb
    February 28th GW: 141.5lb
  • 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.

    Update: competition went really well. I got second place in my bracket. I was promoted to. Blue belt last week. Met most of my goals and am brainstorming what I want to focus on next month.

    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: 143.5
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,382Member Member Posts: 1,382Member Member
    Track this past weekend was a full body workout - I was crazy sore! Plus my usual post-track water retention :( So, scale not being friendly at all.

    Good news though, is that my new meal plans arrive on Friday! I signed up for Freshly, where they deliver prepared meals each week, so they're just heat-n-eat. I liked the choices and variety, and the price really wasn't too bad at all. Add in my daily coffee+creamer, some wine, and a protein shake if I'm lifting, and the calories are about on point with a little wiggle room if I want some dessert or something. I'm excited, it's not as cheap as cooking at home, but I've been horrible about doing that again, and it's way cheaper and better calorie-wise than what I've been doing LOL!


    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: 151.8 (Actual) 150.3 (Trend)
    Feb 28th:
  • jillmkernjillmkern Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Height: 5'7"
    Age: 52
    2/6- 156.6lbs
    2/14 - 154.5
    2/21- 152.8
    2/28- 152.7

    Didn’t quite make it 😐

    February goal: 150lbs
    February body fat goal: 22% (currently 23.3%)
    Ultimate goal: Around 145lbs
  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    This is scary and I've never heard of heart palpitations as a result of fasting. I did end up in the ER once while eating one time per day. Now I wonder if that contributed to it?

    annepan001 wrote: »
    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: 122.0
    February 28th GW: 123lb

    I'm happy with my weight this month, but need to get on top of heart palpitations which started about 6 weeks ago. It seems to be relatively common with fasting, but I ended up in A&E this week while my heartbeats skipped and did somersaults nonstop for 7 hours til 3am. It was reassuring to have this all monitored, and as there was no pain or rapid heart beat (pulse was steady around 60 bpm throughout) they sent me home at 4am. Might be caffeine-related so I'm avoiding it for a while to see what happens. So far, so good!

  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    7 lbs in one month - that's huge!!!

    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.

    Update: competition went really well. I got second place in my bracket. I was promoted to. Blue belt last week. Met most of my goals and am brainstorming what I want to focus on next month.

    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: 143.5

  • lbridelbride Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    End of February, whopping 1 lb less.


    H-5'6
    SW: 135 at xmas
    Short term - 128 - end of Feb
    GW: 125 - by March 31

    02/04 - 132
    2/11 = 132.5
    2/14 - 130
    2/18 - 130
    2/22 - 129
    2/25 - 128
    2/28 - 129
  • AstrueAstrue Posts: 131Member, Premium Member Posts: 131Member, Premium Member
    lbride wrote: »
    7 lbs in one month - that's huge!!!

    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.

    Update: competition went really well. I got second place in my bracket. I was promoted to. Blue belt last week. Met most of my goals and am brainstorming what I want to focus on next month.

    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: 143.5

    Thanks! I worked my butt off. Came off a little faster in the end that I would like, but my scale’s reading of my body fat percentage has been going down slightly and I’ve been lifting a lot, so fairly confident I’m not losing muscle.
  • 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#
    2/28/19 144.75# - moving avg 144.6#

    I’m finally over my nasty cold, and my appetite has definitely come back! But also my energy level and I’ve resumed my full weight workouts. It feels great! I’m a happy camper right now.
  • susanpiper57susanpiper57 Posts: 207Member Member Posts: 207Member Member
    Age: 36
    Height: 5'1"
    Starting weight: 128
    Ultimate goal: Around 110-115 lbs
    February goal: 124 lbs
    Current Weight: 128.0

    Lots of fluctuations today, I haven't had a great week and it shows. Here's to a better week next week!
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,382Member Member Posts: 1,382Member Member
    Did NOT end the month they way I wanted, but made some changes to help get me back on track.

    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: 151.8 (Actual) 150.3 (Trend)
    Feb 28th: 151.4 (Actual) 150.5 (Trend)
  • rianneonamissionrianneonamission Posts: 810Member Member Posts: 810Member Member
    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: 161.6 – Body fat 25.8 (Moving Average 162.4)
    26th Feb: 162.6 – Body fat 26.1 (Moving Average 163.2)
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