JUST GIVE ME 10 DAYS ~ ROUND 73
Not the note I wanted to end on
Round 69: ↓ -1.6 lb
Round 70: ↓ -2.2 lb
Round 71: ↓ -2.6 lb
Round 72: ↓0.8 lb
Total lost in challenges: ↓ 7.2 lb
Goal for the challenge: hit my water goal of 96+ oz a day.
04/03 - 183.8 (-0.8 lb) and 128 oz of water yesterday
04/04 - 184.4 and 120 oz of water yesterday
04/05 - Traveling, no scale and 116 oz of water yesterday
04/06 - 186.2 and 100 oz of water yesterday
04/07 - forgot to weigh in and 80 oz of water yesterday
04/08 - 185.6 and 76 oz of water yesterday
04/09 - 185.4 and 120 oz water yesterday
04/10 - 185.6 and 100 oz water yesterday
04/11 - 184.0 😁 and 112 oz water yesterday
04/12 187.2 😳 and 116 oz water yesterday
Round 73: SW 184.6 lb EW: 187.2 lb (+2.6 lb)12
MarisaMSimon Posts: 277 MemberI am now in my 4th round with all of you! I love doing this to keep me accountable. Let's keep it going everyone!
Location: Los Angeles, CA
SW for this challenge: 197.6
Mini GW: 192.0 to go on my very first diet break!
Ultimate GW: 141
Round 70: SW 202.6 EW 197.4 (-5.2 pounds)
Round 71: SW 197.4 EW 199.6 (+2.2 pounds)
Round 72: SW 199.6 EW 197.6 (-2.0 pounds)
Round 73: SW 197.6 EW 194.2 (-3.4 pounds)
04/03: 197.4 (A slight decrease, which is awesome! I did a core workout and made some vegetable soup with grilled cheese last night. I was so exhausted that I went to bed early. My energy level has been at a decline this week and I'm not sure why!)
04/04: 196.2 (This is a great drop! I haven't been this weight since November of 2015! I've restarted many many times, but at that time I went through a breakup in February of 2015 and lost wayyyy too much in an unhealthy way. I'm more motivated than ever and I hope it continues! Last night I did a 20 minute HIIT elliptical workout and ate some Cuban chicken, black beans and rice!)
04/05: 194.8 (I’m literally in shock! I didn’t do a workout last night and had steak with rice and peas for dinner. We also went to a celebration of life and I had a tiny bit of treats but nothing too crazy. I lost 1.8 pounds since last Friday and I’m thinking I’ve been overestimating calories? We’ll see if this trend continues since I have it set to 1.5 pounds a week.)
04/06: 196.2 (I did a 45 minute elliptical workout yesterday and I had a Chipotle vegetarian bowl that I’m regretting for lunch yesterday. Oh man that red spicy salsa!! Anyway, the hubby and I went on a date night last night to our favorite Mexican restaurant by our house. I saved half my dinner like I always do! The gain was expected. Even though I’m Mexican, those beans still bloat me up no matter what 😂)
04/07: 198.0 (Oh man! What a gain this weekend. I was on plan but I’ve been saving all my calories for the weekends and these gains are expected. I’m back to lower calories today. Last night I went to Panera for dinner and had soup and salad and did a 30 minute strength training workout!)
04/08: 198.0 (Okay body, that's enough! Haha I worked out yesterday for 45 minutes on the elliptical and I hardly sat down yesterday taking care of things around the house. It was the first time since October we tried using the AC at home and it broke! That gave me some extra sweat as we were waiting for the technician to come over! lol....so I made chicken rice soup for dinner last night but for some reason as I was cooking it, my mind was thinking about a PB&J sandwich and I had that instead with a little bit of soup.)
04/09: 196.2 (The weekend weight is dropping off thank goodness. I had a weird day yesterday. I went to the gym yesterday and it was one of the first warmer days since last year and the gym's AC was not working properly. I could hardly breathe! The shortness of breath continued and I stepped off the elliptical after 10 minutes because I didn't want to pass out. I then went home and did a core workout in the comforts of my own (now working) AC. I made chicken parm yesterday with some pasta for dinner!)
04/10: 194.8 (What a relief! I lost the weekend weight and I have 2 more days before our final day on this challenge. I would say that's a plus! Last night I did a 45 minute elliptical workout with 15 of those minutes a HIIT workout. For dinner I made a chicken parm sandwich.)
04/11: 195.6 (TOM is coming!! It should be here any day and I think this may be why I have an increase. I was so exhausted yesterday, I did not get to do a workout and I went to bed at 8pm. That's super early for me! I think it's all because of TOM, but I may be wrong. I had oven roasted pork chops, potatoes and asparagus for dinner yesterday and kept it at a deficit. I hope to still see a loss this round!)
04/12: 194.2 (Oh I'm so glad it went down today! I did a HIIT elliptical workout and an upper body strength training workout as well. Dinner last night was some yummy spinach lasagna! I have 2.2 pounds until my diet break, and I cannot wait to start that. I need a little mental break and to reset to start on the next 20 or so pounds.)
Total loss this round: 3.4 pounds12
Female, 31 years old, 5’1”
MFP SW: 172.6 lbs 12/1/18
TWL since joined MFP as of RW 72 end: 19.7 lbs
UGW: 120 lbsRound 65 SW 164.1 EW 162.3 (- 1.8)
Round 66 SW 162.6 EW 160.6 (- 2.0)
Round 67 SW 160.8 EW 158.4 (-2.4)
Round 68 SW 159 EW 156.4 (-2.6)
Round 69 SW 156.4 EW 155.7 (-0.7)
Round 70 SW 155.7 EW 155 (-0.7)
Round 71 SW 155 EW 153.9 (-1.1)
Round 72 SW 154.2 EW 152.9 (-1.3)
Goals for Round 73 (9th Round)
Round weight for round 73 151.x
Take spin class 3x a week
Try Yoga for the first time (was hoping to try it last round, but didn't get around to it
Chart out meals in advance throughout the round
Drink 100 oz of water
04/04 153.2, need to be better about tracking food. I am good for breakfast and lunch and then at night I forget to log and weigh.
04/05 152.6, back at my lowest weight. Hope to be able to stay in the 152s through Monday.
04/06 153.3, back up but know it was from lasagna and caeser salad yesterday. Sodium was much higher than usual, but will make sure to be at 100 oz today of water and hopefully will be back down by Monday
04/07 153, ate well yesterday and exercised for 70 minutes on amt machine. Going to a basketball game tonight so weight might be more tomorrow, but going to enjoy the game!
04/08 152.8, feeling confident I can end this round in a loss. I know I might see an uptick over the next couple of days for some of my choices yesterday, but had a such a great time last night!
04/09 152.8, usually I see a gain 1-2 days after a splurge so I’m very happy to see this number again. Hopefully will see it tomorrow, but again wouldn’t be upset if it goes up a bit. I don’t have any event planned til Easter than will derail me too much
04/10 152.6, hoping to end at or below this number. Even though I’m not losing at quite the rate I want (1.5) still proud that I haven’t gained in a ten day challenge yet. I am going to Italy for 10 days in early May so that’s going to change most likely. Does anyone know of a small scale that will fit in a carry on?
04/11 152.6, going to a yoga class this afternoon for the first time! Hoping that will help me keep this number or below through tomorrow
04/12 152.6, loved the yoga class but wasn’t expecting to be so sore! The class is three times a week, but going to start with going 1-2 times until my body gets used to it.10
R67 SW 328.8 EW 321.4
R68 EW 317.2
R69 EW 309.2
R70 EW 298.4
R71 EW 290.2
R72 EW 285.0
04/03 - 283.4 - I completed week 1, day 2 of Zombies, Run! couch to 5K training. I was able to do some longer runs on the free form run at the end; whereas on Monday I was so exhausted I just walked at the end. I have had a busy day. Food has been good, but a little short on breakfast.
04/04 - 282.6 - Yes! Day 2 of a drop. I will do some more walking later doing another episode of Zombies, Run! I had a good breakfast. I have changed up my apples for Halos. I tried a new flavor of yogurt this morning too. It was pretty good. Nutrition class was interesting. We talked about spices and what goes best with what. Looking forward to the rest of the day.
04/05 - 280.0 - WHOOSH! Well, now that was unexpected. Today is a fasting day, just two more after today. I will do an episode of Zombies, Run! later tonight after dinner. I walked to Transitions and back, but don't want to do too much without food in my stomach to keep my blood sugar from dropping too low.
04/06 - 280.0 - Holding steady. Walked in the park using Zombies, Ru! last night. I'm going to doing day 3 of week 1 of couch to 5K of Zombies, Run! 5K training today out in the park before the storms move in. I plan to also do some cleaning on my apartment today. Some other exercises I haven't decided on yet.
04/07 - 279 - Yay! I was glad to see this number. It's my official weigh-in day today so. I walked for an hour yesterday. After the episode for Zombies, Run! ended I kept going for another 20 minutes, just enjoying the music and the New Canton radio hosts banter (it's still part of the app). I completed day 3, week 1 of Zombies, Run! couch to 5K training yesterday as well. I felt very proud about that. I got like 14,000 steps by the end of the day.
04/08 - 281.2 - A fluctuation up. I'm not too worried about it. My sleep was off last night. I think I'm retaining a bit of water as well. Today is Week 2, Day 1 of couch to 5K using Zombies, Run! trainer, and I'm looking forward to it.
04/09 - 278.0 - I'm three pounds from my next major goal. It came up fast. I was able to acquire most of the groceries I need for the next week. The week after I'll have to dip into the pantry and that's a lot of processed foods. I don't know what it's going to do to my weight and diet.
04/10 - 278.4 - A small tick upwards. Just replaced the batteries in my scale, so kinda expected. Food and exercise was on point yesterday. Today is Week 2, Day 2 of Couch to 5k looking forward to it. Due to weather going to do it in the gym instead of the park. I've had a few symptoms of psychosis the last few days due to stress but doing better now.
04/11 - 279.2 - I don't trust this number given when I read the scale. It wasn't my usual time. Oh, well. Hopefully, tomorrow I will get a normal time to step on the scale. Food and exercise was on point yesterday. I have lots of walking planned for the day.
04/12 - 279.8 - Well, now. I woke up early again. I just snapped awake even after making an effort to stay up later to try and ensure I'd wake up later. So, my body wasn't finished processing the day before. So I don't know what to think about this number. Oh, well. It's just a number.
E73 - Total loss: 5.212
I 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 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
Round 64 - SW - 181.2 - EW - 180.2 Average weight over 10 Days - 181.3
Round 65 - SW - 180.6 - EW - 179.0 Average weight over 10 Days - 180.0
Round 66 - SW - 179.0 - EW - 180.4 Average weight over 10 Days - 179.1
Round 67 - SW - 179.8 - EW - 179.1 Average weight over 10 days - 179.1
Round 68 - SW - 178.8 EW - 177.4 Average weight over 10 days - 178.2
Round 69 - SW - 178.4 EW - 179.0 Average weight over 10 days - 179.2
Round 70 - SW - 179.6 EW- 177.4 - average weight over 10 days - 178.1
Round 71 - SW - 175.4 EW - 178.2 Average weight over 10 days - 178.3
Round 72 - SW - 182.4 EW -180.2 Average weight over 10 days - 179.8
Apr 3 - 179.8 - II am struggling to stay disciplined and determined. I lost my job in December and the stress is starting to get to me. I am hoping with the nicer weather we are expected to have this round that I will feel better about getting out and walking.
Apr 4 - 182.4 - I need to get my head in the game again, right now I’m not even playing with shoes on! I have a doctors appointment today to see what is wrong with my rib, hopefully she’ll give me the cure I need for that and I can get back to it.
Apr 5 - 180.2 I have a viral infection that affects the cartridge that attaches to the ribs. I had this in January and apparently it can take up to a year to full get rid of. I didn’t realize it was the same thing as it’s in another area on my ribs. Healthier day yesterday, but still no exercise.
Apr 6 - 181.2 - I need to get in gear. This is going in the wrong direction completely!
Apr 7 - 182.3 - I got into chips yesterday and tacos so this is expected. The sun is shining this morning, it’s supposed to hit 13 for a temp today and stay that way all week, so hopefully I can kick this cold to the curb and get out walking each day.
Apr 8 - 181.8 - had a good day yesterday and even though I didn’t feel good I went for a long walk. Now to repeat it today.
Apr 9 - 181.4 - a fair day yesterday, not the best, but not terrible. My cold is starting to get better and so are my ribs. Hopefully today I can find time for another walk.
Apr 10 - 183.0 I don’t know if this is accurate or not, my scale is really messing up.
Apr 11 - 181.4 I think this is more accurate.
Apr 12 - 179.6 - have had a couple of better days food wise.
OSW - 213
CW - 177.7
RGW - 175.5
UGW – 130
Round 55 * -3.2
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
Round 64 * -4.3
Round 65 * +3.3
Round 66 * -4.8
Round 67 * -1.3
Round 68 * +4.3
Round 69 * -2
Round 70 * 0.0
Round 71 * 0.0
Round 72 * +.02
04/03 177.7 I have been around the same weight for more than 2 months. My exercise is better than it's ever been in my life. I haven't been over calories more than 3 or 4 days in that time period. It makes no sense to me. I feel like a fraud when people mention my weight loss. I want to scream yes, I was doing very well but now I'm seriously stuck. My stress level isn't particularly higher than any other time. I'm traveling a lot for work, but no more than I did last year. I'm getting as much sleep and water as I was before. Really I can't figure out what's changed. It's like I hit the midway point and my body said - nope this is good enough for you.
04/04 179.9 I know I didn't gain 2 pounds overnight. I did the circuit training for an hour, came home to work in the yard for an hour. I had a salad and a bowl of soup for dinner. My calorie goal is now 1640 and I came in at 1556. I didn't even hit my calorie goal much less eat back any workout calories. I've had a little cold for a week or so, maybe that's something. I woke up a little achy all over I wasn't sure if it was the cold or the yard work, which uses different muscles than the gym apparently. I felt like giving up when I saw that number this morning. To hell with it all, let's go get pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Instead I came to work and had oatmeal. I'll have a sensible sandwich and some veggies for lunch. Blah blah blah What's that they say about insanity... doing the same things over and over again expecting a different result.
EDIT: Obviously feeling sorry for myself. I apologize for the whining.
04/05 176.4 Three and a half pounds gone in one day. Whoosh! I am sorry I am such a downer lately, it's just so frustrating. I got some other news that might make a difference as well. The app I use, Mapmyfitness, updated the way they calculate calorie burns and it's considerably lower. I hope this makes a difference. Maybe speed things up. I got in 4 fast miles yesterday (fast for me 1:05). I've also been doing a plank challenge. Five minutes in 30 days. Last night was 40 seconds, tonight 50 seconds. I don't think it burns many calories but it can't hurt either.
04/06 174.2 Whoosh again! You know you’ve been retaining water when you lose 5.7 pounds in two days. I had a short walk yesterday and an hour in the yard. Winter did a number on my old trees; I had an estimate of $700 to clean it up. Instead I’ll clean it up and burn calories!!!
04/07 174.5 I’m happy with that. I worked in the yard for 4 hours yesterday, I was exhausted last night. Ate well within calories and had a good day. I was hoping to spend another couple of hours but it rained like crazy last night. It’s going to be too muddy to do much.
04/08 176.2 My sodium was in check yesterday though I ate at maintenance. I got in a 3.5 mile walk and assume this little jump will go away soon. I do have a four hour drive tomorrow, if the weather holds out I'll get a good walk on the pretty trail. Instead of going to the gym today I think I'm going to work in the yard. I don't have 4 hours of work left but I could probably get in 2 or 3 without too much trouble.
04/09 175.8 Back down a little. I did work in the yard for almost 2 hours but then had to run an errand and didn't get back to it. It's a beautiful beautiful day and I'm really looking forward to my walk along the river half way thru the drive. Happy sunny Tuesday to everyone.
04/10 Traveling No scale. Traveling this week so no scale and only restaurant food. As you guys have heard me whine about, I can keep the calories reasonably well but the sodium ruins me. I did take a short walk on the trail yesterday and did 30 minutes of water aerobics here at the hotel last night. It's beautiful in St Louis today, I should be able to get a walk in when I'm done with work. Just keep my head down and do the right thing as much as possible.
04/11 Traveling No scale
04/12 177.5 My body loves this weight so much it's just going to hang out there. I know it's water. My sodium was high yesterday and I was stuck in the car for 4 hours.12
@deepwoodslady Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and for her.1
04/05 180.6 *I really want out of the 180s!
04/06 180.0 Fifth day of the 180 dance and back to zero. Ready for a drop! 😃
04/07 179.6 out of the 180s!!
04/12 178.4 *wanted to hit 177 but got close. I enjoyed this and will sign up for the next one! Thanks!11
Sept. 2018 OSW 187 (Was my Round #1)
UGW 135.....yes, 135!
Goal this round-161
4/3-164-I’ve been walking 7 miles a day and then am tired and hungry. I made hard boiled eggs and baked chicken yesterday so I could grab quick protein. I am really glad to have a new round!!!!
4/4-163-The extra protein helps, it was still daylight after dinner, so I walked 3 more miles. I am going to try riding my bike today. The weather was finally nice yesterday.
4/5-161-I walked 5 miles and rode my bike 5 miles. I need to mix in some upper body workouts. I like eating at home because I can eat so much more healthier. Lots of yard work to do this weekend....hopefully I’ll drink water instead of beer.
4/12-167-I was out of town all week and did not take my scale. Lots of wind, so no walking.
I am ready for the next round!!!!!! See you all there!!!
Just joining into this group. Great results all!
Location: Los Angeles, CA
SW for this challenge: 188.6
Mini GW: 184.6
Ultimate GW: 125.6
4/4 188.3 (-.03)
4/5 187.4 (-.09)
4/6 no weigh in
4/7 no weigh in
4/8 no weigh in
4/9 no weigh in
4/10 186.6 (-.08)
4/11 185.4 (-1.2)
4/12 185.2 (-.02)
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 58 YEARS YOUNG & FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 31 FOR ME.
“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE AMAZING”
Highest weight ever (2014/2015): 253
Original starting weight for this current journey : (1-11-2018) 235.0
R72 EW= 191.2
R73 EW= TBD
Short Term Goal: Lose 2 pounds this round.
First Long Term Weight Goal: To weigh 179 by my Birthday on May 10th by sticking to my plan to lose 1.5 pounds per week (or 2 lbs per round).
My Second Long Term Weight Goal: To weigh 169 by the 4th of July using the same plan as above.
My Third Long Term Weight Goal: To weigh 149 by Halloween.
During each Weight goal I plan on doing cardio in the form of dancing at aerobic levels whenever possible. I would also like to walk as much as possible although walking outside is impossible for me this time of year.
********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
R57 EW= 177.2…..LOSS
R58 EW= 176.0…..LOSS
R59 EW= 178.6…..GAIN
R60 EW= 178.4.....LOSS
R61 EW= 181.2…..Gain
R62 EW= 183.1…..Gain The Christmas Season bug bit me.
R63 EW= 185.5 …..Gain Food Filled Holiday Season.
R64 EW= 183.4….. LOSS Yayyyyy!
R65 EW= 187.1…..GAIN
R66 EW= 186.9….. LOSS On my way to a better me!
R67 EW= 186.7….. LOSS In the right direction!
R68 EW= 188.2….. GAIN
R69 EW= 189.2…..GAIN
R70 EW= 186.6….. LOSS
R71 EW=189.6….. Travel last 5 days of round ending with a higher weigh-in. Ugg. All restaurants & sitting!
R72 EW=191.2 GAINEnded with a plate full of emotions & I ate every drop of them! Lesson learned.
04/02 …..191.2….. ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
04/03 …..189.6 ….. Those bits & pieces of calorie deficit & low carb each day finally added up to over a pound loss on the scale. Now I just need to stay focused. 1059 Calories In/2865 Calories Out. 8 Net Carbs. 17,881 Total Steps with a busy work day & a planned long walk. 8.56 Total Miles. IF 12:12 . 13/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 4 hours & 54 minutes. I took a long moderately paced walk totaling 150 minutes. I did not eat back my 717 Calorie burn for the walk. Another busy day at work. I must take the time to pre-plan my food so I don’t “grab & go”. That always ends in a nighttime binge & an overall disaster. Not today, nope, not today. Determined.
04/04 …..188.8 ….. More improvement. Such a busy work day yesterday with no time for planned exercise, but I was on my feet a lot for sure! Today will be even busier. I started spring cleaning in one of the cabins. EVERYTHING comes out, including furniture. Wall washing today! Yesterday’s stats: 1234 Calories In / 2601 Calories Out. 13,188 Total Steps & 5.58 Total Miles. IF 12:12 . Today I will go back to 16:8 in fasting as I was working on a metabolism reset. 12/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 4 hours & 13 minutes. Yesterday was another good eating day which paid off!
04/05 …..189.8 ….. Just not good at all. Worked physically hard yesterday but mostly not a lot of walking. Spring cleaning a cabin which I will complete today. Horrible stats for yesterday due to a binge late night. Best estimate on MFP food journal: 2340 Calories In / 2549 Calories out. 201 Net Carbs. 10,130 Total Steps & 4.31 Total Miles. IF 16:8 . 13/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 6 hours & 6 minutes which was probably a sugar crash. This is how it works & no amount of wishful thinking or regret can change it. Only I can through my actions. I’ll never give up.
04/06 …..189.8 ….. It comes off so much slower than it goes on! Holding steady thankfully after a late dinner out with son. I had a heavy work day again with little chance to exercise. Today I take my DGSs for their hair appointments & lunch. Tomorrow one of them has a birthday. I’ve got to get through these next two days without much damage so I will try to stay on high alert. Yesterdays stats: 1473 Calories In / 2471 Calories Out. 145 Net Carbs. 13,461 Total Steps & 5.7 Total Miles. IF 16:8. 12/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 4 hours & 37 minutes. Did elliptical for 16 minutes but exhausted from work day. Have a nice weekend everyone!
04/07 …..189.8 ….. It’s stubborn but so am I. I didn’t expect much movement after spending most of the day with my DGSs & my son yesterday but I enjoyed my time. Yesterday’s stats: 1850 Calories In/ 2123 Calories Out. Best guesstimate is 120 Net Carbs. 8,043 total steps & 3.4 Total Miles. IF 16:8. 11/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 5 hours & 38 minutes. I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday. I attended my DGSs 11th birthday party & enjoyed more family time.
04/08 …..190.0 ….. A slight tick up but not bad considering I attended a food driven birthday party for my DGS. I am learning more control in the social situations. Not where I want to be yet, but an improvement. Yesterday’s stats: Best Guesstimates on food: 2257 Calories In / 2610 Calories Out. 176 Net Carbs. 14,446 Total Steps & 6.11 Total Miles. IF 16:8 . 13/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 4 hours & 57 minutes. I danced for 47 minutes last night. Sample song “Shakin” by Eddie Money. Today will be better & I will be 100% on track & I couldn’t be happier about that!
04/09 …..190.0 ….. 1829 Calories In / 2579 Calories Out. 126 Net Carbs. Peanut butter toast & milk got the best of me. 14,367 Total Steps & 6.08 Total Miles. IF 16:8 . 12/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I fell asleep exhausted & slept 5 hours & 58 minutes. I could have used even more sleep. I took a short 22 minute walk & enjoyed the sun a bit yesterday. Otherwise, it was a heavy work day & today will be heavy too. I’ve got to tighten my belt if I expect to see change!
04/10 …..189.8 ….. I am working hard to try to reach my round goal of a 2 lb loss. Great numbers to report for yesterday & the whoosh has got to come soon. Down a nudge today. Yesterday’s stats: 1268 Calories In / 2845 Calories Out. 19 Net Carbs. 18,519 Total Steps & 7.84 Total Miles. IF 16:8 . 13/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept badly last night at 3 hours & 49 minutes. I took a brisk long walk for 64 minutes & I danced for 32 minutes. Sample song “Faith” by George Michael. Getting in the exercise really increased my numbers. Today I will be spring cleaning at my daughter’s and helping with my 2 yr old DGS. Lots of work on my feet, but not likely to have much time for planned exercise or steps. Maybe tonight if I’m not too exhausted. Happy hump day everyone!
04/11 ….. 189.6….. Sadly My sister Debbie passed away at 6:30 A.M. this morning in the ambulance on the way to the hospital with her bad & weakened heart. She had just turned 64 recently. It is a day that is heavy on my heart & soul. Here are my stats from yesterday, then I am bundling up on this cold snowy wintry gloomy & devastating day to pray all day & to give thanks for her life. I ate more after I closed the day out, so here are the updated numbers: 1751 Calories in / 3018 Calories Out. 106 Net Carbs. 19,083 Total Steps & 8.08 Total Miles. IF 16:8 . 13/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I charged my fitbit last night but slept in the 5 ½ hour range. I danced for 18 minutes, sample song “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison. I walked 1 hour & 50 minutes until I was so sore I could hardly get in bed last night. If I could, I would walk all the way from Northern Michigan to Tennessee just to see her one more time. Prayers for Debbie. She was so incredibly special.
04/12 …..191.8 ….. Helping guide my nieces in regards to my sisters immediate cremation request. Working on Obituary information for newspapers in 2 different states. Not much movement yesterday. Lots of phones & texts. Not much water. Not much sleep. Lots of quick grab foods & carbs. I will try to work harder this next round. My glucose numbers are up due to crappy diet, weight & the stress of my sister’s passing. It’s all about good health. That has never been as obvious as it is in this very moments.
@deepwoodslady Donna, sending you virtual hugs 🤗1
thatjodiegirl Posts: 95 MemberMFP Round 73/Round 1 for Me
RGW- 169.4. (GOAL MET!!!!)
04/03/19: Today’s weight is 170.4, the exact same weight as yesterday, and the day before that. Continuing to look for ways to cut calories and sneak in some additional exercise. I’m beginning to feel like I’m plateauing again. I just want to get out of the 170’s for good. Yesterday I came in at 1,224 calories, then burned an additional 380 calories on the elliptical and strength training. I was really hungry by lunch time today.
04/04/19: 171.2. Not sure what’s going on and why I’m almost a whole pound heavier this morning, but it is what it is. Met my calorie goal today. Took a break from the gym and went shopping for some smaller spring/summer clothes.
04/05/19: 169.4 Woo-hoo! Hope it stays in the 160’s. I began drinking lemon water today to increase my overall water intake. Water is the one thing I haven’t been tracking. I’m also trying to cut back on the sodium, as it may be masking weight-loss efforts. I’ve been doing some exercises for my arthritis for a week now, and I could tell a difference at the gym today. I seem to be gaining mobility in my hip A non-scale victory! I came in just under my calorie limit today.
04/06/19: 168.6 Yay! When I hit 166.5, that will be 40 pounds lost. Reminding myself to be patient, and take it one day at a time, and not be upset if that number goes up a little tomorrow. Also reminding myself that slow weight loss is the best. Be patient, Jodie Girl!
04/07/19: 167.4 Shut up! I have a body fat composition scale that measures body fat, skeletal muscle, etc. (Yes, I know these scales aren’t 100% accurate, but I still like the info it gives.) One of the other things it measures is water percentage. I’ve been hovering at about 47% water. I drank more lemon water yesterday, and even though my weight decreased by almost a pound, it showed that I’m at 48% water. Maybe this scale is more accurate than I give it credit for??
04/08/19: 169 Honestly, I’m not surprised. I woke up with a sinus headache yesterday, and battled it the whole day. I slept most of the day and didn’t drink enough water. Drank a little more water today, but not as much as I would have liked. I worked out hard at the gym today. I’m curious to see what the scale says tomorrow.
04/09/19: 169.6 Well, considering I was up half the night with indigestion, I’m not surprised. Took some Pepto-Bismol at 3:00 am and ate some crackers, so that may partially explain this uptick. I feel a little bloated this morning.
04/10/19: 169.2 Yay! I came in under my calories yesterday (1223) and had a good workout at the gym. So glad to be in the 160’s for 5 days in a row! I think I can now say that I am officially out of the 170’s. I continue to work on increasing my water intake.
04/11/19: 169.6 Not sure why it’s up a little today. I had a really good workout yesterday, and came under in my calories (1183), so I’m guessing that it’s water weight. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but I can say this: I know who I have been these past couple of weeks. I’ve made good choices, and am taking care of myself.
04/12/19: 169.4 Well, I made my goal. I was secretly hoping it would be lower than that, but I had both pasta and red potatoes for lunch yesterday. My average weight over the past 10 days is 169.38, which rounds up to 169.4!
Total lost this round- 1 pound
Goals for R73
- Exercise - 3-6 mile walks outdoors 4-5 days/week; weight training 3 days/week.
- Weight - lose 2-3 pounds - should be feasible since this is a restart in terms of stirct(er) calories.
- Food - stop snacking in the evening; aim for 1220 average calories w/ 15-25% P, 30% F, reminder complex C.
UGW - 124
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015)
OSW - 151.8 (Aug. 31, 2016)
Restart (R72) - 150.6 (March 21, 2019)
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 151.2R72 end weight 150.8 (+2)
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
R63 end weight 138.8 (+4.2); 10-day ave 2154
R64 end weight 138.8 (+/-0); 10-day ave 1683
R65 end weight 139 (+.2); 10-day ave 1654
R66 end weight 139.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1751
R67 end weight 142.4 (+2.6)
R68 end weight 145.6 (+2.8)
R69 end weight 146.4 (+.8)
R70 end weight 149 (+2.6)
R71 end weight 148.8 (-.2)
Day/Weight/10-day Calorie Ave/Comment
04/03 - 151 - 10-day ave 1807
Well, harumph. My 10-day ave came down slighty, but yesterday I did have a series of snack attacks - big blueberry muffin + way too many nuts (almonds, pistachios, cashews) + 2 Reese's PB cups. Not all at once! No, I spread my indulgences all through the day. Anyway, I'm off for blood work to recheck my inflammation levels and then for a long outdoor walk and then the gym for weights. And grocery for snacky veggies. And I need to drop the habit of eating while I write (I'm a writer/author and have a bad inclination to eat while I work). Gaaa! I really don't know what's gotten into me - it's been 4 years since I started this journey in earnest and I was definitely "in remission" re. sugar and simple carbs and just plain over eating. One thin I can do is go to the library to work - no food allowed! But also no coffee or water.... Anyway, today is another new beginning, right? Right.
04/04 - 151.6 - 10-day ave 1787; 7-day ave 1852
Yesterday was a very good day - some exercise, calories in line, macros good, low sugar, no stupid snacking....all good. So this increase is due to 3 crazy high-calorie days out of the past 6. But I feel finally that I'm really back at it - maybe I needed a blow out to find my way back.
04/05 - 151.2 - 10-day ave 1758, 7-day ave 1694
Good news for me - yesterday I had blood work to measure inflammation, which I've been fighting for the past 10 months. One measure is now in the normal range, the other just barely over. They were both VERY high last fall. I refused to take prednisone long term, despite a lot of pressure from doctors, and I attribute the improvement to regular exercise and to working toward optimum (rather than "within reference range") levels of vitamins D3, K2, B12, and magnesium. I'm relieved and more hopeful about resolving this for good in the next few months. Oh, and my pain has diminished a lot. Yay!
04/06 - 151.4 - 10-day ave 1770; 7-day ave 1719
Well, doesn't look like I'll make my half-round goal tomorrow. Sigh. I'm tempted to go back to the elimination diet - I eliminated pounds on it last summer! We'll see.
04/07 - 151.6 - 10-day ave 1979
Ate within bounds and went for an hour+ walk yesterday. All is well even if I’m not losing yet.
04/08 - 151.8 - 10-day ave 1953
Darn it. But it makes sense since my average is still too high. That's fine, what goes up must come down!
04/09 - 152.2 - 10-day ave 1957
04/10 - 153.2 - 10-day ave 1870
Double crap. I know this is weight trailing higher calories since my calories are under better control, but I hate it. Gaaaa.
04/11 - 152.8
04/12 - 152
Ok, I’ve done better the past few days but still have the results of earlier high-cal days. I’ve decided not to make too big a deal of all this. I saw a new, much more compatible-with-me rheumatologist on Tuesday, and aside from being a few pounds heavier than I want to be, all is well - inflammation WAY down from 10 months ago (it’s been a long, ouchy 10 months), my BP, heart rate, and oxygen saturation are all excellent, and the pain I’ve been living with is much reduced. I know the weight will come off in the next few months as I get outside more and start putting in my new garden. I’ll keep checking in, but have no short-term weight goals. Happy weekend, all!
Female 5’1” Age 69 years
Started Keto WOE 7/17/17 (mid-Rnd 10)
*Travel - no scale part of the time
Weight on 1/17/17 174.5 UGW ???SW Rnd 7 167 AW 165.8SW Rnd 73 129.5 AW 129.5w
SW Rnd 8 168* AW 166.1
SW Rnd 9 164.5* AW 165.5
SW Rnd 10 167 AW 165.3 Start Keto
SW Rnd 11 163 AW 163.5h
SW Rnd 12 162.5 AW 160.2
SW Rnd 13 159.5 AW 159.1
SW Rnd 14 158.5 AW 158.9
SW Rnd 15 158 AW 157.25
SW Rnd 16 156 AW 155.9
SW Rnd 17 155.5 AW 156.5
SW Rnd 18 157.5 AW 156.15
SW Rnd 19 155.5 AW 1
SW Rnd 20 155.5* AW 155
SW Rnd 21 154.5 AW 152.15
SW Rnd 22 152.5 AW 152.2
SW Rnd 23 151 AW 150.2
SW Rnd 24 150 AW 148.8
SW Rnd 25 147.5 AW 147.3
SW Rnd 26 148.5 AW 145.4
SW Rnd 27 146* AW 144.72
SW Rnd 28 145* AW 145.5
SW Rnd 29 146.5 AW 145.8
SW Rnd 30 146 AW 145.65
SW Rnd 31 146.5 AW 144.45
SW Rnd 32 144.5 AW 143.3
SW Rnd 33 141.5 AW 140.6
SW Rnd 34 140.0 AW 140.75
SW Rnd 35 139.5 AW 139.25
SW Rnd 36 138.5 AW 138.85
SW Rnd 37 139.0 AW 138.2
SW Rnd 38 139.5* AW 136.9
SW Rnd 39 137.0* No end/avg weight
SW Rnd 40 ???.?* 5 day avg 137.6
SW Rnd 41 137.5 AW 138.2
SW Rnd 42 my 36 138.0 AW 136.15
SW Rnd 43 136.5 AW 135.5
SW Rnd 44 133.5 AW 134.55
SW Rnd 45 134.0 AW 134.35
SW Rnd 46* 133.5 AW 133.28 (9 Days)
SW Rnd 47* 133.5 AW 133.0 (9 Days)
SW Rnd 48 133.5 AW 134.05
SW Rnd 49 134.0 AW 133.85
SW Rnd 50* 134.5 AW 134.6 (9 Days)
SW Rnd 51* 133.5 No scale on ship
SW Rnd 52* 134.0 AW 133.42 (6 Days)
SW Rnd 53 131.5 AW 131.9
SW Rnd 54 131.0 AW 131.6
SW Rnd 55* 131.5 AW 129.66
SW Rnd 56* 128.5 AW 130.7
SW Rnd 57 131.5 AW 130.85
SW Rnd 58 my52 131.0 AW 130.6
SW Rnd 59 132.0 AW 131.3
SW Rnd 60 131.5 AW 131.85
SW Rnd 61 130.0 AW 132.4
SW Rnd 62 132.0 AW 131.6
SW Rnd 63 132.5 AW 131.55
SW Rnd 64 131.5 AW 130.65
SW Rnd 65 129.5 AW 129.2
SW Rnd 66 129.0 AW 128.75
SW Rnd 67 128.0 AW 128.65
SW Rnd 68* 129.0 AW 129.41 (6 days)
SW Rnd 69* 131.0 (only 1 day left) AW 131.25
SW Rnd 70 131.5 AW 129.5
SW Rnd 71 129.0 AW 128.25
SW Rnd 72 128.0. AW 128.8
We ALL have good rounds and bad but that is part of life. Don’t stay away, stay accountable. We don’t judge, we support.-Jpv,2/13/19
Recommended reading and viewing -Recommended viewing on Netflix or YouTube: The Magic Pill
Recommended reading: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, MD
Eric Westman Keto Made Simple 58 min https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GH9IZHnyr2I
Recommended for the ladies https://www.facebook.com/JamesSmithPT/videos/1494099927361618/
What we need to succeed is a sustainable way of eating, not a DIET we go on and off.
This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE.
4/3 129.0 Trying to fast today. I didn’t sleep well last night and already have a headache and sore throat (not fast related.)
4/4 129.0 Well, my fast didn’t last but my blood ketones did go up and my GKI came down - those are good things!
4/5 130.5 Up too early due to barking dog. Bad eating yesterday, went to Chinese buffet before funeral. Not enough water!
4/6 129.0 Had a great day yesterday! Slept well and the dog wasn’t barking before dawn!
4/7 129.5 No barking to wake me up! Not enough water. Time to get my act together. This evening is the pool opening party. Catered barbeque - I hope they haven’t slathered everything with sauce!
4/8 129.0 This is quilt show week. I woke up at 4AM with no assist from the neighbor’s dog. I want to go back to sleep.
EDIT: I went back to bed and slept for over an hour and a half!
4/9 128.0 I worked at the quilt show for 4 hours yesterday. They provide food for the volunteers so I had lunch before my shift. This year they had good food choices. I’m so happy!
4/10 129.5 Out early this morning and almost forgot to check in!
4/12 128.5 Working on getting a grip after a few stressful weeks. Just a note regarding fluctuations - last night when I went to bed I weighed 132.5. I felt as if I got up to pee 100 times. Not a restful night! This morning I was down 4, yes, FOUR pounds! That’s a lot of water! Everyone hang in there. Be consistent in your weigh times. Naked, after going to the bathroom first thing after you wake up is best, if you can do it.
See you in Round 74!
@deepwoodslady Donna, I’m very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.2
@ConfidentRaven -- I love how consistent and upbeat you always are! You are inspiring! Have a fabulous day!
@kmfeig87 Thank you! I have my down weeks, but right now I’m just so happy to be under 350, I seriously worried it would never happen. I hope you have a great weekend.
@deepwoodslady My condolences on your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.
Tracie_Lord wrote: »I'm 38 years old, from UK and 5'11
Pre challenge loss 24.00lbs
R21 SW 274.50 EW 268.00 (-6.50)
R22 SW 268.00 EW 267.50 (-0.50)
R23 SW 267.50 EW 264.75 (-2.75)
R24 SW 264.50 EW 264.75 (+0.25)
R25 SW 264.75 EW 268.50 (+4.00)
R26 SW 269.25 EW 268.50 (-0.75)
R27 SW 269.25 EW 262.50 (-7.25)
R28 SW 262.50 EW 255.75 (-6.75)
R29 SW 255.75 EW 254.50 (-0.75)
R30 SW 254.50 EW 249.50 (-5.00)
R31 SW 249.50 EW 247.50 (-2.00)
R32 SW 247.50 EW 252.25 (+4.75)
R33 SW 252.75 EW 242.75 (-9.50)
R34 SW 242.75 EW 236.25 (-6.50)
R35 SW 236.25 EW 235.75 (-0.50)
R36 SW 235.75 EW 233.50 (-2.25)
R37 SW 233.50 EW 230.00 (-3.50)
R38 SW 230.00 EW 228.50 (-1.50)
R39 SW 228.50 EW 229.50 (+1.00)
R40 SW 229.50 EW 223.50 (-6.00)
R41 SW 223.50 EW 229.50 (+6.00)
R42 SW 229.50 EW 231.75 (+2.25)
R43 SW 231.75 EW 223.50 (-8.25)
R44 SW 223.50 EW 223.50 (-0.00)
R45 SW 223.50 EW 219.50 (-4.00)
R46 SW 219.50 EW 217.50 (-2.00)
R47 SW 217.50 EW 215.25 (-2.25)
R48 SW 215.25 EW 215.50 (+0.25)
R49 SW 215.50 EW 211.75 (-3.75)
R50 SW 211.75 EW 209.50 (-2.25)
R51 SW 209.50 EW 207.75 (-1.75)
R52 SW 201.75 ..... HOLIDAYS .....
R53 .......... HOLIDAYS …………….
R54 … HOLIDAYS... EW 217.50
R55 SW 217.50 EW 222.50 (+5.00)
R56 SW 222.50 EW 220.50 (-2.00)
R57 SW 220.50 EW 213.50 (-7.00)
R58 SW 213.50 EW 213.25 (-0.25)
R59 SW 213.25 EW 207.50 (-4.25)
R60 SW 207.50 EW 204.75 (-2.75)
R61 SW 204.75 EW 209.50 (+4.75)
R62 SW 209.50 EW 207.25 (-2.25)
R63 SW 207.25 EW 218.75 (+11.50)
R64 SW 218.75 EW 209.25 (-9.50)
R65 SW 209.25 EW 206.75 (-2.50)
R66 SW 206.75 EW 209.50 (+2.75)
R67 SW 209.50 EW 205.50 (-4.00)
R68 SW 205.50 EW 202.25 (-2.25)
R69 SW 202.25 EW 208.50 (+6.25)
R70 SW 208.50 EW 200.50 (-8.00)
R71 SW 200.50 EW 195.50 (-5.00)
R72 SW 195.50 EW 194.50 (-1.00)
TOTAL LOSS (Start of round) = 104lbs
Aim 4lbs this round
04/02 - 194.50
04/03 - 194.00
04/04 - 190.75 - got on an off 3 times as this seems wrong
04/05 - 190.50
04/06 - 191.00
04/07 - 190.50
04/08 - 190.00
04/09 - 189.25
04/10 - 190.00
04/11 - 190.00
04/12 - 188.75
woo hooo 7.25lbs loss this round
Phenomenal loss, Tracie! Well done!5
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