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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    Happy Birthday @Connie7355
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    edited November 2019
    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 (Th) - 147.7 (Trend Weight 146.9)

    October ~ Gain 0.7

    Month-end Thoughts: Well, here's the spike after a new low. Part of it's normal. It happens every time. Part of it is being off. The eating is fine. But there's been less water and more coffee this past week. And no exercise. None. Zero. Zip. Major deadline this week at work - 49 hours in 4 days. It happens. It will settle down to normal crazy in a couple of weeks and I'll get the progress turned around. That said, I had my most consistent month on exercise!

    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 - 2210 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 0 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day Off

    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 - missed

    4 Week Progress:

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  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    Parking November here until we have a thread.

    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    October 31 ending weight 147.7 October gain 0.7 lbs)

    November starting weight - 147.3
    November 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 (F)- 147.3 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    4th (M) -
    6th (W) -
    📌 8th (F) -
    11th (M) -
    13th (W) -
    📌 15th (F) -
    18th (M) -
    20th (W) -
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: November is a bit nerve wracking with Thanksgiving giving. I'm hosting so have control over menu. Plan to offer up some lighter options.

    November Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Continue Meal Planning
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 2210
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 0
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 11/3-6 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/7-10 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/11-14 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/15-18 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/19-22 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/23-26 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/27-30 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    90-day Progress:

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  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,240 Member
    LisaW57 wrote: »

    <snip>

    Month-end Thoughts: Well, here's the spike after a new low. Part of it's normal. It happens every time. Part of it is being off. The eating is fine. But there's been less water and more coffee this past week. And no exercise. None. Zero. Zip. Major deadline this week at work - 49 hours in 4 days. It happens. It will settle down to normal crazy in a couple of weeks and I'll get the progress turned around. That said, I had my most consistent month on exercise!

    <snip>

    4 Week Progress:

    4w.png

    Did you ever figure out what was up those two days your scale read so much lower than your otherwise rock-steady trend? You knew they were data anomalies, but surely there was something going on. My weight is UP a couple pounds today, but I've seen this pattern on mornings after I eat roasted root vegetables for supper. They were delicious!
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    I am not sure if there is a November thread and that I have just missed it.
    Recording my weight anyway just to put it somewhere.

    November 03 - 157.9
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 5,547 Member
    @connie731h


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    I HOPE IT WAS A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    @mtaratoot
    Root vegetables are so lovely! Looking at your photo makes me hungry : - )
    I have been having lots from my garden harvest, but have actually been buying Rutabagas this year because I didn't plant any. 3 years ago I ate Rutabaga every day for 4 months.
    Funny what our bodies crave. Cold weather = root vegetables?
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,240 Member
    I am not sure if there is a November thread and that I have just missed it.
    Recording my weight anyway just to put it somewhere.

    I sent a PM to @SamanthaLouiseMence a day or two ago. I'm sure she'll post a November challenge. Patience, they say, is a virtue.

    I'm not due for my weekly update until tomorrow. Spoiler: my scale weight today was exactly the same as it was my last update, but that was an end-of-month update. My normal once a week update was a much better number, although I'm still ok. More details when the November thread shows up, and I am SURE that @SamanthaLouiseMence will make an announcement here when she posts.

    @mtaratoot
    Root vegetables are so lovely! Looking at your photo makes me hungry : - )
    I have been having lots from my garden harvest, but have actually been buying Rutabagas this year because I didn't plant any. 3 years ago I ate Rutabaga every day for 4 months.
    Funny what our bodies crave. Cold weather = root vegetables?

    I've just been trying to bring in more easy-to-cook vegetables, and this is the time of year for winter squash, sweet potatoes, beets, and the like. So I ended up with a whole lot of them. I get home late enough that if I cook them, I eat really late. I think that affects my AM scale weight. We will see over the next few days. I will reheat last night's dish tonight. It was red beets, golden beets, Japanese sweet potato, sweet potato, purple sweet potato, and a garnet yam. Mmmm.... I think tomorrow I will cook either a butternut or a kabocha or a pie pumpkin. Maybe I should just do that today and have two dishes to choose from and/or combine. But... it's so good I just keep eating.

  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    @mtaratoot & @dawnbgethealthy, I sent @SamanthaLouiseMence a PM on Thursday also. I'm sure she'll respond soon.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 5,547 Member
    @tiabirdie56 We usually weigh in on Mondays for this challenge. I am thinking maybe it will be up tomorrow?
  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy LisaW57 @deepwoodslady Thank you all for the birthday wishes!!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    Connie7355 wrote: »
    @dawnbgethealthy LisaW57 @deepwoodslady Thank you all for the birthday wishes!!

    I hope that you had a really great birthday, and I also hope that you will tell us about it : - )
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    @mtaratoot
    Such an earthy taste to all of those things that you mentioned.
    I tend to steam everything, mostly because I dread cleaning the oven lol. A friend of mine roasts like you do, on a pan in the oven after tossing everything in olive oil. Very delicious.
    How wonderful that we can all enjoy the fall vegetables!
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    edited November 2019
    mtaratoot wrote: »

    Did you ever figure out what was up those two days your scale read so much lower than your otherwise rock-steady trend? You knew they were data anomalies, but surely there was something going on.

    Not really. It stayed in that low range for 3 days - and I checked multiple times, so it wasn't a scale malfunction. The only thing I changed up was that I stopped the intermittent fast and started eating breakfast again, adding 100-200 calories to the day. I was exercising on schedule, and not feeling poorly.

    I had been so steady, despite eating at a calorie deficit, I had hoped adding breakfast had kicked my metabolism in gear and let the scale catch up.

    Likewise, nothing noticeable when I spiked back to that tend weight either. Although it's relatively normal for me to spike after hitting a new low.

    Beats me. ¯\(°_°)/¯
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    edited November 2019
    •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 - 182.8 - I made a lot of physical improvements; in muscle tone & strength, shoulder, knee and ankle becoming more stable (jumping jacks!) inches lost, bodyfat% coming back down, sleeping more soundly. Still in recovery, but I am managing my adrenal fatigue. I can wait for the scale to catch up. That is low on my concerns list right now.
    10/30 - 182
    10/31 - 181.8
    Gain / 1.2 lb Loss
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    •Lose 5 lbs in November 2019•

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

    •Monday Updates•📌

    11/1 - 183
    11/2 - 182
    11/3 - 183.6

    11/4 - 183.6 - Still trying to figure it out. I've been reading more on adrenal fatigue recovery. It can take a very long time, from 6 months to a year. All the life stress during that time sure can't help recovery. 😔 I can say that I've made many improvements since September.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    Parking November here until we have a thread.

    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    October 31 ending weight 147.7 October gain 0.7 lbs)

    November starting weight - 147.3
    November 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 (F)- 147.3 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    4th (M) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    6th (W) -
    📌 8th (F) -
    11th (M) -
    13th (W) -
    📌 15th (F) -
    18th (M) -
    20th (W) -
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: Nothing today 😜

    November Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Continue Meal Planning
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 2243 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 35 ⬆
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 11/3-6 - 50, 50 ✔ Next: 50, Rest
    • 11/7-10 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/11-14 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/15-18 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/19-22 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/23-26 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/27-30 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

    4w.png

  • maureenkhilde
    maureenkhilde Posts: 850 Member
    I also like root vegetables, some not all I often peel and cut up in soups. But literally today, I peeled turnips, boiled, drained. Then mashed them, added 1 Oz of light cream cheese, some spices and had along with my pan seared flounder tonight. They are pretty low calorie, and not bad on the carbs. I really like the parsnips mashed with butter.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    I also like root vegetables, some not all I often peel and cut up in soups. But literally today, I peeled turnips, boiled, drained. Then mashed them, added 1 Oz of light cream cheese, some spices and had along with my pan seared flounder tonight. They are pretty low calorie, and not bad on the carbs. I really like the parsnips mashed with butter.

    Sounds yummy!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    @tiabirdie56
    I have been googling adrenal fatigue and adrenal failure since you mentioned it. Lots of advice on the "net" about it. I hadn't heard of it before. The body is using stored nutrients for fuel instead of carbs or fat and depleting the system? Sounds scary!
    I kept seeing "Eat breakfast and frequent meals throughout the day. Eat more whole grains". ???
    I imagine that you will be experimenting with your diet to try to combat it.
    Good luck!!!
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    edited November 2019
    @tiabirdie56
    I have been googling adrenal fatigue and adrenal failure since you mentioned it. Lots of advice on the "net" about it. I hadn't heard of it before. The body is using stored nutrients for fuel instead of carbs or fat and depleting the system? Sounds scary!
    I kept seeing "Eat breakfast and frequent meals throughout the day. Eat more whole grains". ???
    I imagine that you will be experimenting with your diet to try to combat it.
    Good luck!!!

    Thanks Dawn❤ Yes. You know that I will be experimenting. Lol.
    The first time (?) I experienced adrenal fatigue, 2002 (that I now know to call it that) I was eating a normal low carb diet, which included whole grains and I had trained myself to eat breakfast. I also exercised 3 hrs daily. The exercise wasn't forced. I just like to exercise, but it was too much. Excellent diet, plenty of exercise, drinking lots of water, could not lose weight. In 2003, I was able to drop the extra weight.
    •When I hit the weight stall last year in the 170's, I was thinking that I should add more carbs to my diet, vegetables. No grains. I can't eat grains anymore (intolerance) and I'm allergic to wheat. I love crusty bread, but I don't miss it. Occasionally, I will eat a small naan bread or croissant. Keto and IF has been good for me. What I'm thinking to do now is, first, eliminate daily stevia consumption in my coffee. It could be what is holding up my weight loss, if I have developed an intolerance to it. Next, drop IF hours back to 16/8, then maybe 12/12. I've been trying to step it down. It is really going to take a conscious effort, i.e., forced, because I am rarely hungry.
    •Except for a 2 year period, I have never been a breakfast eater, even as a child.