Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    @syreina congratulations on getting into a normal BMI!! You definitely deserve to do your happy dance!! I’m looking forward to getting there one of these days soon!
  • maureenkhilde
    maureenkhilde Posts: 850 Member
    @maureenkhilde
    I hear you. I spent soooo much money on doctors, orthotics etc. before finding Vionic shoes which cured me in about 2 weeks.
    Definitely never barefoot or in flip-flops ever again. I also have very high arches and had pronation.
    Once the shoes worked so well for me I also bought the slippers when they went on sale for $39.
    I couldn't even step out of bed without great pain. I had too many foot issues to count.

    I really hope that you get some relief.

    I was checking out the Vionic online, and there is a store nearby that carries them. So tomorrow going to go and get the actual measurements done so I will know exact size. So yes when on sale the slippers will be on my list. Looking forward to less foot pain for sure.

    Tiabirdie56 I noticed you are talking about fiber. Thought I would share something a Dr. told me that I thought was interesting. As most of us know that women age 18 to 50 fiber should be 25 grams, and over age 51 21. I mentioned to Dr. I was coming in more around 16-17 and was that a big deal. She said no, because if I was getting 14 grams most days I was good. Reasoning being that 14 gram for every thousand of calories.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    Hmm, I never think about my fiber. Now I am going to have to go back through my food diary and take a look at what I get!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    edited November 2019
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    I don't have it in my daily macros on MFP, perhaps I would need to learn how to change my settings to see it. Overall it looks like not enough.
  • 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) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    11th (M) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    13th (W) - 146.4 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    📌 15th (F) - 146.6 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    18th (M) -
    20th (W) -
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: Haven't weighed in this morning. Yesterday's weigh in showing a progress range but had another off day. Work is important and dominates a large chunk of the day, but I've got to learn not to let it derail me. I missed breakfast and lunch, and ended up grazing. Exhausted at the end of the day, I ended up ordering dinner in. Half a calzone. Imagine the sodium and high fat will meet a setback on the scale. Will need to focus over the weekend.

    What I know - I have to watch the sodium, the adjusted WOE is effective - I need to stay closer to plan, I need the exercise to generate the desired calorie deficit. I need to build routines that are sustainable - even on bad days.

    Maybe moving exercise to mornings will help.

    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 - 2722 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 21 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts.
    • 11/3-6 - 50, 50, missed, Rest ✔
    • 11/7-10 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (w/20 aerobics) ✔
    • 11/11-14 - 50, 50, missed, Rest (w/12 aerobics) ✔
    • 11/15-18 - missed, Next: 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:

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  • 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- 238.2 Ack this is the wrong way. Up 1.2 pounds. Decreased exercising, and both foot and forearm inflammed. Which in turn causes issues.
    But then again I did have one day, that will just say all that popcorn sure tasted good.
    16th -235
    23rd -
    30th

    Progress got the 1.2 back off, and 2 more pounds joined it.

    Everyone have a sensational week.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,276 Member
    I don't have it in my daily macros on MFP, perhaps I would need to learn how to change my settings to see it. Overall it looks like not enough.

    It's easy if you are using the website. Click to enter the FOOD page. On the second ribbon is a selection for SETTINGS. Well - that is the one you want. When you navigate there, you get to set five nutrients to track. I forget what the defaults are. You can track sugar, some vitamins, iron, and... sodium & fiber. Good luck!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 5,790 Member
    My name is Donna & I am 59 years old. I am from the Midwest in the USA. 5’ 5.5” tall
    Original starting weight – 253
    November starting weight – 188.0
    November goal – 183.0
    Ultimate goal – 145 to 155 (We’ll see when we get closer)
    November results for Challenge: TBD


    01 - 188.0 Staying positive and strong.
    08 – 185.8 Great improvement. I have been diligent. Travel today which will involve lack of movement & restaurants. I will recover from it before next week’s weigh-in.
    15 – 188.0 Not so good after the travel then emotional LNS. Trying to pull it back together. Right now, it’s a head game. So, I’m back to where I started. I can do better!
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  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,276 Member
    Since it looks like @SamanthaLouiseMence hasn't put a November challenge up, I'll give a mid-month update here as a continuation from October.

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 30 starting weight - 139.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 141.4)
    October (and November) goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight).

    September 30 - 139.4 (141.4)
    October 7 - 139.2 (10-day average 140.0)
    October 14 - 144.4 (10-day average 141.1)
    October 21 - 142.2 (10-day average 142.4)
    October 28 - 142.6 (10-day average 143.3)
    October 31 - 144.6 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 4 - 146.0 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 11 - 147.0 (10-day average 145.0)
    November 18 -
    November 24 -
    November 30 -

    Total loss for October & November: Scale says I gained 7.8 pounds up to November 11, but it has been moderating again this week. Maybe I'll update this again Monday as I'm expecting to be back at goal. Whew.

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 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
    November 07 - 158.8 - a week of elimination problems, not usual for me, made an appointment with the doc.
    November 08 - 160.4 - I have had really sore knees for over a week, so can't ice skate : - ( Yesterday I twisted my back funny and am out of commission. I can't exercise at all right now, and I don't lose weight unless I expend 500 calories per day in exercise. I hope that I don't gain too much before I am mobile again. Trying to keep my eating calories low.
    November 09 - 161.1 - New high, I have been under 160 for 6 months. Perhaps all of these maladies are connected. 10 days until my doctor's appointment.
    November 10 - 159.2 - My back is mostly better, my knees are not ready for skating yet, but I was able to do a "speedsweat" of Fitness Marshall this morning which is sort of like a hip-hop version of Zumba. It felt so great to move my entire body again.
    November 16 - 157.2 - Exercising hip-hop Zumba again (still only doing about 20 minutes so far) although still not able to ice skate. Kind of surprised to see this number because I didn't eat dinner until 11:30pm last night. Calories in calories out I guess?

    November running Loss/Gain: Loss 0.7lb
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    @mtaratoot Thanks, I have done it, I replaced sugar with fiber, I never have much in the way of sugar anyway.

    Also, nice new profile pic!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    @LisaW57
    Yes, exercising first thing in the morning I believe fires up your metabolism for the day. You noticed a difference with bringing breakfast back into your routine - same thing, firing up your engine : - )
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    @LisaW57
    Yes, exercising first thing in the morning I believe fires up your metabolism for the day. You noticed a difference with bringing breakfast back into your routine - same thing, firing up your engine : - )

    I think so, Dawn. Thanks for the encouragement. Watching your exercise routine wears me out 😜
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    LisaW57 wrote: »
    @LisaW57
    Yes, exercising first thing in the morning I believe fires up your metabolism for the day. You noticed a difference with bringing breakfast back into your routine - same thing, firing up your engine : - )

    I think so, Dawn. Thanks for the encouragement. Watching your exercise routine wears me out 😜

    Haha. Well, not over the past few weeks, just started being able to get some exercise in again. I am taking it pretty easy, no ice skating yet.
    For sure though I try to get some sort of cardio going in the morning to get oxygen to my brain and loosen up my joints before work.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,976 Member
    Our numbers on this thread are really dwindling. New people didn't join an October thread as we moved into November without a new one : - (
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,276 Member
    Our numbers on this thread are really dwindling. New people didn't join an October thread as we moved into November without a new one : - (

    It could be the end of a long-running set of threads. Samantha may be tired of posting every month. It may or may not come back in December or in 2020. If not, someone else could probably start a new one. In fact -- making an announcement HERE and maybe on the old September thread of intent to do so would get folks ready to look for it. Anyone want to take the reins? Anyone friends with @SamanthaLouiseMence that can check in with her about her intent or how she'd feel about someone else taking over? There was a change of the guard in a maintenance thread I've been participating in a few months back.
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,276 Member
    And, since there's no November thread, and since my last update wasn't my favorite, here's that update I threatened:

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 30 starting weight - 139.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 141.4)
    October (and November) goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight).

    September 30 - 139.4 (141.4)
    October 7 - 139.2 (10-day average 140.0)
    October 14 - 144.4 (10-day average 141.1)
    October 21 - 142.2 (10-day average 142.4)
    October 28 - 142.6 (10-day average 143.3)
    October 31 - 144.6 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 4 - 146.0 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 11 - 147.0 (10-day average 145.0)
    November 18 - 143.6 (10-day average 144.8)
    November 24 -
    November 30 -

    Total loss for October & November: Scale says I gained 7.8 pounds up to November 11, but it finally started to come back down this week. Currently up 4.2 pounds by scale weight since September 30 and 3.8 pounds by average weight. That said, I was at a REALLY LOW weight at the end of September. Looking just at November, I've lost a pound by scale AND by average. That's ok by me.