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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • 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!!!

    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.

    Yes, I know a few people who have become intolerant to grains as we age.
    I do force myself to eat a tiny breakfast, but I am like you, rarely hungry - at least during the daytime lol.
    I am sure that you will play around with it and figure it out.
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    edited November 2019
    •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.
    11/5 - 184.4 - The results of me taking magnesium citrate yesterday. It did nothing but fill my gut with more fluid and add an extra .8lbs. Smh.


  • 01134BOB
    01134BOB Posts: 21 Member
    Original starting weight - 232 lbs
    October starting weight - 227 lbs
    October goal - 220 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 175 lbs

    3rd - 226 lbs (first weigh-in)
    10th - 223 lbs
    17th - 224 lbs
    24th - Clinic Closed for Training (where the scale is)
    31st - Out Sick
    Final Weighin (Nov 5) - 223

    Total loss for October - 223

    Will there be a separate thread for November?
  • 01134BOB
    01134BOB Posts: 21 Member
    Will there be a separate thread for November?[/quote]

    Please disregard, I found the answer. Thank you.

    Original starting weight - 232 lbs
    November starting weight - 223 lbs
    November goal - 218 lbs (still trying for that 5lbs a month)
    Ultimate goal - 175 lbs

    11/5 - 223lbs
    11/7 -
    11/14 -
    11/21 -
    11/28 - Clinic Closed
    12/3 -

    Total loss for November -
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 545 Member
    edited November 2019
    Catching up...I had a gain in October and breaking 125 was just a one-time thing, lol.

    Good thing is that I have been weighing in around 125 for 7 weeks now. Not quite how I want things to go but eventually I'll break 125 consistently - especially now that I have a part-time job.

    (Hoping that I can manage FT and PT job for the next 2 to 3 months - wish me luck!)

    On to November!

    Leg Day:
    Warm-Up
    Squats, 3x12
    Lunges, 3x12
    Glute Extension, 3x12, 10lbs
    Leg Extension, 3x12, 10 lbs
    Leg Press, 3x12, 10 lbs

    Arm Day:
    Warm-Up
    Lateral Raise, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Overhead Press, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Bench Dips, 1x10
    Extension, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Curl, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Flat Fly, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Kneeling Push Up, 1x10
    Lat Pulldown, 1x10, 10 lbs

    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147.4 lbs - November 2017
    October Starting Weight: 124.6 lbs
    October Goal: 121.6 lbs

    Height: 5ft

    Ultimate Goal: 115 lbs

    Weigh-In Days: Monday and Friday

    Oct 4: 125
    Oct 7: 125.2 at 7am
    Oct 11: 125.4 at 7am
    Oct 14: 126.8 at 7am
    Oct 18: 125.4 at 7:30am
    Oct 21: 125.6 at 6am
    Oct 25: 123.8 at 7:30am
    Oct 28: 125.6 at 7am

    Total Loss for October: +1 lb

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to Oct 2019: 21.8 lbs
  • 171lake
    171lake Posts: 890 Member
    Original starting weight - 172.6 (12/1/19)
    November starting weight - 132
    November goal - 127
    Ultimate goal - 120

    11/5 - 131.4
    11/12
    11/19
    11/26
    11/30

    Total loss for November - .6 lbs of 5 lbs
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    •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.
    11/5 - 184.4 - The results of me taking magnesium citrate yesterday. It did nothing but fill my gut with more fluid and add an extra .8lbs. Smh.
    184.4 - I raised my calories to 1425 and carbs to 50g yesterday. Also dropping my IF hours back to 16/8, maybe 12/12 in the weeks ahead. Everything that I've been reading suggests more carbs to heal adrenal fatigue, specifically more wholegrain carbs. Not doing that, but more vegetables and maybe a serving or two of starchy veg this week, like squash and sweet potato.




  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    @tiabirdie56
    Oh yeah, so many fantastic root/fall vegetables this time of year. Makes me feel healthier just thinking about them : - )

    Hope that it helps you.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    @syreina
    A part time job and a full-time job?
    Saving up towards something good?
  • maureenkhilde
    maureenkhilde Posts: 850 Member
    Original starting weight -May 2018 305
    Starting weight came back Sept 2019 250.6
    November starting weight - 238
    November goal - lose 5 lbs 233
    Ultimate goal - 195, and then decide the next step. Thinking 168

    2nd - 237
    9th-
    16th -
    23rd -
    30th

    Have a bit of a bump to work on. I switched from 5 mile walks to indoor cycling at home. Because of an issue with my right foot. Very painful on the bottom of foot next to ball of foot. Using all kinds of padded stuff in shoes, a callus protector on foot. And it is back, I am tired of trying different things with this, with no real success. So off to the Dr. on Monday the 11th. All Dr. Google has done is make me more worried. Haha!
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    edited November 2019
    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) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.2)
    7th (T) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    📌 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: I seem to be back to steady progress. The Trend Weight and projected loss is wonky due to the data anomaly in that whoosh and spike. It will catch up soon enough. My Fitbit summary is also wonky from sitting on the charger a day and a half. Ok. Maybe it's me that's wonky.

    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 - 2190
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 34
    • 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, missed, 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


  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    •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.
    11/5 - 184.4 - The results of me taking magnesium citrate yesterday. It did nothing but fill my gut with more fluid and add an extra .8lbs. Smh.
    11/6 - 184.4 - I raised my calories to 1425 and carbs to 50g yesterday. Also dropping my IF hours back to 16/8, maybe 12/12 in the weeks ahead. Everything that I've been reading suggests more carbs to heal adrenal fatigue, specifically more wholegrain carbs. Not doing that, but more vegetables and maybe a serving or two of starchy veg this week, like squash and sweet potato.

    11/7 - 183 - IF/17hrs. Meal times~ 12:30, 5:30.


  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,769 Member
    Original starting weight -May 2018 305
    Starting weight came back Sept 2019 250.6
    November starting weight - 238
    November goal - lose 5 lbs 233
    Ultimate goal - 195, and then decide the next step. Thinking 168

    2nd - 237
    9th-
    16th -
    23rd -
    30th

    Have a bit of a bump to work on. I switched from 5 mile walks to indoor cycling at home. Because of an issue with my right foot. Very painful on the bottom of foot next to ball of foot. Using all kinds of padded stuff in shoes, a callus protector on foot. And it is back, I am tired of trying different things with this, with no real success. So off to the Dr. on Monday the 11th. All Dr. Google has done is make me more worried. Haha!

    I had problems with my foot for so many years with my right foot too. I tried so many things and some of them quite expensive (orthotics). I happened along Vionic shoes a few years ago and have found relief. If caught on sale they are about $79 bucks CAD. I don't represent them or anything, but as someone who went from pain and works on my feet every day this has been a lifesaver.
    The doc said that it is arthritis, but the shoes have saved me big time. I don't have a vested interest or anything, but they were life changing for me.
    They are online at Vionic.ca or probably Vionic.com or Amazon, also most chiropractors carry them but are much more expensive for the same exact shoes. Very quick shipping. I have the walkers, some loafers, and some runners.
    Maybe worth a try for you.
  • jenn990205
    jenn990205 Posts: 1,207 Member
    Will post here for now.

    11/1 - 141.5 good start to the month, but up a bit from yesterday.
    11/7 - 140.7 exactly where I ended September, but this has been a tough week with all of the events going on.
    11/14 -
    11/21 -
    11/28 -
    11/30 -*
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    Have a bit of a bump to work on. I switched from 5 mile walks to indoor cycling at home. Because of an issue with my right foot. Very painful on the bottom of foot next to ball of foot. Using all kinds of padded stuff in shoes, a callus protector on foot. And it is back, I am tired of trying different things with this, with no real success. So off to the Dr. on Monday the 11th. All Dr. Google has done is make me more worried. Haha!

    @maureenkhilde, I'm sorry that you are suffering foot pain. Sounds like metatarsalgia or a very deep callus has formed over your metatarsal bone. Both extremely painful. My mother had the callus. It took a long time to get rid of. She had rheumatoid arthritis in her feet. I've had metatarsalgia, plantar faciitis and still suffer with mortons neuroma. They all can be overcome, but @dawnbgethealthy is right, special shoes make the healing process more comfortable. I hope whatever your podiatrist prescribes is a help.

  • Now505050
    Now505050 Posts: 45 Member
    Original starting weight - 226 wk 1- 0/50
    Nov starting weight- 208 wk 16 -18/50
    November Goal - 204 wk 20 - 22/50
    Ultimate Goal - 176 wk 50 -50/50

    Thoughts: Didn't get to pilates or swimming. Struggling a bit with work pressures but didn't let it lead to stress eating. Lovely weekend away meaning Sat - Monday not calorie counted. Back on it for last few days so happy to STS.

    Week 17 8th - 208 (STS 18/50)
    Week 18 15th -
    Week 19 22nd -
    Week 20 29th

    Total loss for November =
  • 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) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.2)
    7th (T) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    📌 8th (F) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    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: I'm tweaking my eating plan as we head into cooler weather, and hoping to break through this flat line.

    So. I'm "off" work today and have time to focus and think. October was a weird month for me. I had a huge, quick drop on the scale, then a spike right back to where I was. For no apparent reason. I've done two things moving into November.

    I saw a simple eating plan that a friend of mine shared. Fruit for breakfast, salad for lunch, anything I want for dinner. I'm doctoring it a bit for me.

    Fruit WITH breakfast. Everyday. Seems a great way to ensure I am eating fruit. I like oatmeal in cooler weather - so this should be easy to maintain.

    Salad for lunch. Ummm, Maybe. I love salad in warm weather, and I've been doing this or leftovers from the previous night's dinner. But you almost have to force feed it to me once the temps drop. I think I will try a handful of baby spinach at lunch in some form. I can top it with a warm protein or "healthy up" a sandwich. I also like it thrown into scrambled eggs, or as an add in for soup. Yeah. I can handle this. I'm starting Pinterest collection for healthy vegetable-based soup recipes.

    Dinner is pretty much set, and the idea of "anything" is appealing as long as I avoid a whole cheesecake. I will continue weekly meal planning with "healthy" in mind. And, while I'm hunting for soup recipes, I'm keeping an eye out for healthier versions of the comfort foods I lean towards in the winter.

    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 - 2245 ⬆
    • 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, missed, Rest ✔
    • 11/7-10 - 50 ✔ Next: 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
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,476 Member
    edited November 2019
    •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.
    11/5 - 184.4 - The results of me taking magnesium citrate yesterday. It did nothing but fill my gut with more fluid and add an extra .8lbs. Smh.
    11/6 - 184.4 - I raised my calories to 1425 and carbs to 50g yesterday. Also dropping my IF hours back to 16/8, maybe 12/12 in the weeks ahead. Everything that I've been reading suggests more carbs to heal adrenal fatigue, specifically more wholegrain carbs. Not doing that, but more vegetables and maybe a serving or two of starchy veg this week, like squash and sweet potato.
    11/7 - 183 - IF/17hrs. Meal times~ 12:30, 5:30.
    11/8 - 182.6 - IF/22hrs. Meal times ~ 3:30, 7:30. (bean soup) Didn't go well with the intermittent fasting hours yesterday. I was out until late afternoon. From now on, I plan to take some bone broth with evoo & potassium mixed in and 1oz of salted mixed nut butter to break my fast at 16-18 hours. Eating 1 cup of bean soup, twice this week, did not seem to cause any harm.