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  • adriana_ancaadriana_anca Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    Original starting weight - 78kg
    October starting weight - 76.2kg
    October goal - 74kg
    Ultimate goal - a healthy weight

    Weigh in day on Friday:

    4th - 75.5kg
    11th- 74.8kg
    18th - no weigh in
    25th - 75.4kg
    31st -
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 - 183
    10/2- 184.6 - fluid retention from exercise. My muscles are so weak! I'm working on it.
    10/3 - 182.4
    10/4 - 182
    10/5 - 182.6
    10/6 - 181.6
    📌10/7 - 183.6
    10/8 - 183.6
    10/9 - DNW
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/11 - 183.2 - my normal fluid gains
    10/12 - 181.6
    10/13 - 180.8
    📌10/14 - 181.8
    10/15 - 182.4 - Mmm, I think. Well, I'm going with that. It's typical. Need to get back to taking a photo of my weigh ins, because I don't usually record it on the MFP app immediately after weighing and don't always write it on paper.
    10/16 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2
    10/18 - 182.4 - no worries, some elimination is due😯
    10/19 - 180.8
    10/20 - 181.6
    📌10/21 - 181.6
    10/22 - 183 - starchy carbs
    10/23 - 181.2
    10/24 - 184 - No starchy carbs this time, just fluid retention in general.

    10/25 - 181.8

    10/26
    10/27
    📌10/28
    10/29
    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss


  • realgirl177realgirl177 Member Posts: 175 Member Member Posts: 175 Member
    @Now505050 Unsolicited advice warning: 1200 calories is nice for a jump start - having some quick weight loss is seriously motivating! But I'd recommend eating more long-term - you can easily lose weight with more calories. I cut calories a lot between 200-180 and I did lose quickly, but got stuck @ 180 for a long time. It wasn't until I started increasing calories that I started losing again. I initially gained 6lbs first, then dropped them and more quickly. It was hard to trust that I'd start losing again.

    FYI: 1200 calories is absolute max for me, with exercise if I want to lose weight. I might just be jealous.
  • Now505050Now505050 Member Posts: 45 Member Member Posts: 45 Member
    @Now505050 Unsolicited advice warning: 1200 calories is nice for a jump start - having some quick weight loss is seriously motivating! But I'd recommend eating more long-term

    Thanks, this was just a short term compensation for a week of overeating. I've reset MFP for a pound a week loss and am in no big rush.


  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    September 30 ending weight 148.0 (September gain 0.7 lbs)

    October starting weight - 147.0
    October goal - 145.0/142.0

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I have found Monday (M), Wednesday (W), Friday (F) weigh-in accountability works best for me. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    4th (F) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 7th (M) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.5)
    9th (W) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    11th (F) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    📌 14th (M) - 146.7 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    16th (W) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    18th (F) - 147.6 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 21st (M) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    23rd (W) - 147.9 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    25th (F) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    📌 28th (M) -
    📌 31st -

    October Loss ~

    Thoughts: Bloat is almost gone. I'm actually feeling better since I've resumed breakfast

    October Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans - Need to start writing them down
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 11am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF Stopped 10/23
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 4498 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 24 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day Back on track 😏

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 10/1-4 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/13-18 - missed
    • 10/19 - 2.5 hour cardio day ✔
    • 10/20-23 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (mini-workout) ✔
    • 10/24 - missed
    • 10/25-27 - 50 ✔ Next: 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/28-31 - 50, 50, 50

    4 Week Progress:

    4w.png


  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 - 183
    10/2- 184.6 - fluid retention from exercise. My muscles are so weak! I'm working on it.
    10/3 - 182.4
    10/4 - 182
    10/5 - 182.6
    10/6 - 181.6
    📌10/7 - 183.6
    10/8 - 183.6
    10/9 - DNW
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/11 - 183.2 - my normal fluid gains
    10/12 - 181.6
    10/13 - 180.8
    📌10/14 - 181.8
    10/15 - 182.4 - Mmm, I think. Well, I'm going with that. It's typical. Need to get back to taking a photo of my weigh ins, because I don't usually record it on the MFP app immediately after weighing and don't always write it on paper.
    10/16 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2
    10/18 - 182.4 - no worries, some elimination is due😯
    10/19 - 180.8
    10/20 - 181.6
    📌10/21 - 181.6
    10/22 - 183 - starchy carbs
    10/23 - 181.2
    10/24 - 184 - No starchy carbs this time, just fluid retention in general.
    10/25 - 181.8

    10/26 - 181.6

    10/27
    📌10/28
    10/29
    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss


  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    September 30 ending weight 148.0 (September gain 0.7 lbs)

    October starting weight - 147.0
    October goal - 145.0/142.0

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I have found Monday (M), Wednesday (W), Friday (F) weigh-in accountability works best for me. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    4th (F) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 7th (M) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.5)
    9th (W) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    11th (F) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    📌 14th (M) - 146.7 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    16th (W) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    18th (F) - 147.6 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 21st (M) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    23rd (W) - 147.9 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    25th (F) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    ❗27th (S) - 144.9 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    📌 28th (M) -
    📌 31st -

    October Loss ~

    Thoughts: Out of sequence check-in for big WHOOSH! It's such a big whoosh, after a month of pretty much steady state, I think I've blown Trend Weight's mind - it doesn't quite know how to calculate projected loss. 😂😂

    My only changes are that I've resumed breakfast, added a small snack, and increased calorie intake by 50-100 calories. Things that have always worked for me.

    That said, I'll probably spike again - that, too, is normal for me after hitting a new low. S'ok. I'm gonna ha happy dance that whoosh. I needed to see it 😊

    October Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans - Need to start writing them down
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 11am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF Stopped 10/23
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 3635 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 29 ⬆
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day Back on track 😏

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 10/1-4 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/13-18 - missed
    • 10/19 - 2.5 hour cardio day ✔
    • 10/20-23 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (mini-workout) ✔
    • 10/24 - missed
    • 10/25-28 - 50, 50 ✔ Next: 50, Rest
    • 10/29-31 - 50, 50, 50

    4 Week Progress:

    4w.png


  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 4,541 Member Member Posts: 4,541 Member
    Female, age 59, 5'3" (probably only 5'2" by now)
    Starting weight was October 28, 2018 - 191
    Long term goal 112-115
    October 28.2019 goal - 151

    1st day back to my scale. I don't know what my starting point was for the month, I will use the 7th.

    October 07 - 156.7 - Hard to believe that I actually lost weight on my vacation to Dallas, what with Texas bbq, Taquieras, Margaritas etc. Mind you, I ice skated almost every day. Very pleased.
    October 08 - 160.3 - That gain in one days seems kind of crazy since I had good workouts and was well within my eating levels. Perhaps I had been dehydrated from the flights and am hydrated again.
    October 09 - 159.3
    October 10 - 159.9
    October 11 - 159.6
    October 12 - 158.0
    October 13 - 158.1 - Thanksgiving dinner tonight, but going to eat very light beforehand to save up calories for stuffing and gravy etc.
    October 14 - 159.8 - This could go up a little more still as all of that fabulous food and drink settles in.
    October 15 - 159.5 - Half a month yet, Thanksgiving leftovers mostly finished. Time to lose some weight : - )
    October 16 - 158.7 - just 2 pounds up from October 7th now.
    October 17 - 158.2
    October 18 - 159.2
    October 19 - 156.9 - 9 days until my 1 year since starting. I was hoping for 40 pounds in a year, but at least I am getting close.
    October 20 - 157.5
    October 21 - 158.5
    October 22 - 158.5
    October 23 - 158.4 - I have had 1100 calories left over many times over the last week because of all my calorie burning activity. Hoping for a big whoosh soon.
    October 24 - 156.8 - Another day with 1100 calories left over that I didn't consume. I have been eating around 1300 calories per day on average.
    October 24 - 156.3
    October 25 - 158.2 - Well, 3 days in the 156s this month - 3 more days to my one year start on MFP
    October 26 - 158.5
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 - 183
    10/2- 184.6 - fluid retention from exercise. My muscles are so weak! I'm working on it.
    10/3 - 182.4
    10/4 - 182
    10/5 - 182.6
    10/6 - 181.6
    📌10/7 - 183.6
    10/8 - 183.6
    10/9 - DNW
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/11 - 183.2 - my normal fluid gains
    10/12 - 181.6
    10/13 - 180.8
    📌10/14 - 181.8
    10/15 - 182.4 - Mmm, I think. Well, I'm going with that. It's typical. Need to get back to taking a photo of my weigh ins, because I don't usually record it on the MFP app immediately after weighing and don't always write it on paper.
    10/16 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2
    10/18 - 182.4 - no worries, some elimination is due😯
    10/19 - 180.8
    10/20 - 181.6
    📌10/21 - 181.6
    10/22 - 183 - starchy carbs
    10/23 - 181.2
    10/24 - 184 - No starchy carbs this time, just fluid retention in general.
    10/25 - 181.8
    10/26 - 181.6

    10/27 - 183.8 - just the usual fluid retention
    📌10/28
    10/29
    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss


  • flourchild225flourchild225 Member Posts: 105 Member Member Posts: 105 Member
    Highest Weight: 184
    October starting weight: 130.8
    October Goal: 125.4
    Ultimate Goal: 120

    October 1st: 130.8
    October 7th: 129.8
    October 15th: 127.4
    October 21st: 127
    October 28th: 126.8
    October 31st:

    Total lost in October: 4 pounds!

    Feel free to add me!
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    September 30 ending weight 148.0 (September gain 0.7 lbs)

    October starting weight - 147.0
    October goal - 145.0/142.0

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I have found Monday (M), Wednesday (W), Friday (F) weigh-in accountability works best for me. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    4th (F) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 7th (M) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.5)
    9th (W) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    11th (F) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    📌 14th (M) - 146.7 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    16th (W) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    18th (F) - 147.6 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 21st (M) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    23rd (W) - 147.9 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    25th (F) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    ❗27th (S) - 144.9 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    📌 28th (M) - 143.8 (Trend Weight 146.8)
    📌 31st -

    October Loss ~

    Thoughts: Another WHOOSH! That's 4 pounds in 3 days. I'm eating, and I'm not coming anywhere near that kind of calorie deficit. It's either the scale catching up to the monthly deficit, or it's an anomaly. Either way, I'll take it.

    My only changes are that I've resumed breakfast, added a small snack, and increased calorie intake by 50-100 calories. Things that have always worked for me.

    That said, I'll probably spike again - that, too, is normal for me after hitting a new low. S'ok. I'm gonna keep up the happy dance. I need to see this. I'm in goal range for the month 😊

    October Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans - Need to start writing them down
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 11am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF Stopped 10/23
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 3664 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 29 ↔
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day Back on track 😏

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 10/1-4 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/13-18 - missed
    • 10/19 - 2.5 hour cardio day ✔
    • 10/20-23 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (mini-workout) ✔
    • 10/24 - missed
    • 10/25-28 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/29-31 - 50, 50, 50

    4 Week Progress:

    4w.png


    edited October 2019
  • Toria718Toria718 Member Posts: 393 Member Member Posts: 393 Member
    Original starting weight - 213, 5'6"
    October starting weight - 206
    October goal - 201
    Ultimate goal - 135

    1st - 206
    7th- 203.4
    14th - 203.8 sodium over the weekend :(
    21st - 203.8, knew this was coming, so worth it though, low weight was 201 last week
    28th - 205, i hate water retention, I am almost back at original month weight :( I can feel the water in my legs


    Total loss for October - so far 1 lb

  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 3,380 Member Member Posts: 3,380 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 - 183
    10/2- 184.6 - fluid retention from exercise. My muscles are so weak! I'm working on it.
    10/3 - 182.4
    10/4 - 182
    10/5 - 182.6
    10/6 - 181.6
    📌10/7 - 183.6
    10/8 - 183.6
    10/9 - DNW
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/11 - 183.2 - my normal fluid gains
    10/12 - 181.6
    10/13 - 180.8
    📌10/14 - 181.8
    10/15 - 182.4 - Mmm, I think. Well, I'm going with that. It's typical. Need to get back to taking a photo of my weigh ins, because I don't usually record it on the MFP app immediately after weighing and don't always write it on paper.
    10/16 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2
    10/18 - 182.4 - no worries, some elimination is due😯
    10/19 - 180.8
    10/20 - 181.6
    📌10/21 - 181.6
    10/22 - 183 - starchy carbs
    10/23 - 181.2
    10/24 - 184 - No starchy carbs this time, just fluid retention in general.
    10/25 - 181.8
    10/26 - 181.6
    10/27 - 183.8 - just the usual fluid retention
    📌10/28 - 183 - Smh. Up and down the scale to end the month the same weight as I started. The good news is that this 183 is excess fluid and not October 1st excess fat. My body fat percentage decreased. My strength is improved, not to where it was this past Spring, but increasing. The scale weight will catch up eventually.

    10/29
    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss


    edited October 2019
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