Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • 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) - 145.3 (Trend Weight 146.8)
    20th (W) -
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: Ok. This is not showing a crazy sodium spike, followed by the bloat drop. This is a whoosh, and I fully expect a small spike to follow ... unless my minor changes are generating real results.I did move exercise to mornings. I am more consistent that way so far. I slept in this morning, but will get some aerobics in this afternoon. Paying extra attention for the next 10-ish days. Thanksgiving is coming, and I'm hosting. I'm fighting the urge to create a buffer for that holiday spike.

    Working on a menu that balances my traditionalist son with my need to focus on healthy. We are talking syrupy sweet sweet potatoes, rich mashed potatoes, a southern corn pudding (sweet custard version), rolls, dressing, pie, and lots of whipped cream. Turkey and veggies is the easy part. I'm thinking of roasted sweet potato stacks. Daughter in-law is trying to drop weight, my husband doesn't eat them, and the littles don't really care. I've learned how to lighten up mashed potatoes over the years, and I gave up gravy so that's easy. I'm disciplined with pie, husband doesn't eat it, and I can send leftovers home for son and the littles. I'm also pretty disciplined with foregoing rolls for stuffing (but I need a lower sodium recipe). I've learned to make the smallest dish of corn pudding possible, so there won't be many (if any) tempting leftovers - and that's my treat, so I'll just work it in the calorie count. Daughter in-law has to work, so dinner will be on the late side (4/4:30). I'll bypass the big cheese plate and high calorie pre-dinner snacks with a fruit & veggie tray and big salad - that was a huge it for yesterday's Race Party.

    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 - 2530 ⬇ (Need to reverse this)
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 21 (even)
    • 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, 50, 50✔, Today: Rest (will add some aerobics)
    • 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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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,508 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    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.

    Yes, there was a changing of the guard in another thread that I use too.
    Maybe @tiabirdie56 would be interested, she is a wiz at this tech stuff.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,530 Member
    kmfeig87 wrote: »
    @tiabirdie56 @deepwoodslady Try this with your spaghetti squash. Slice in half, scoop out seeds. Then brush with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast. Spaghetti-fy it, then serve it with cottage cheese and toasted walnuts/pecans. You can sprinkle it with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg if you like. Makes a light dinner and the cottage cheese adds some protein!

    @kmfeig87 I made this for dinner tonight. I used cinnamon & toasted walnuts with the cottage cheese. Delicious! I love all these new ways of trying the spaghetti squash! After making this, I can imagine the possibilities! Pepper flakes. Or Italian Seasonings. I loved it with the garlic, butter & salt & pepper too. Thanks to you & @tiabirdie56 too for the recipes. I need new ones every now & then to keep me on track. Boredom in my food is my enemy!

  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 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.
    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.
    11/9 - 183.6
    11/10 - 184.4
    📌11/11 - 181.4

    📌11/18 - 183.2

    📌11/25

  • 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
    11/12 131.1
    11/19 130.4
    11/26
    11/30

    Total loss for November -1.6 of 5 lbs



  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    At this point, my husband is concerned with my calorie intake - my stomach was growling like crazy the other night around 11pm to which I replied that I ate 1200ish calories. I understand his concern especially since I am working a 2nd job, standing for 4 hour shifts during the week. But with being short, I do not require a lot of calories. I am working on increasing my intake to 1300 - 1400 calories since I burn 600 calories on the days I do work the 2nd job.

    I miss the gym and plan to call off the seasonal work at the end of December.

    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147.4 lbs - November 2017
    November Starting Weight: 125.2 lbs
    November Goal: 122.2 lbs

    Height: 5ft

    Ultimate Goal: 115 lbs

    Weigh-In Days: Monday and Friday

    Nov 1: 125.2 at 7am
    Nov 5: 124.6 at 7am [ This was October's starting weight ]
    Nov 8: 123.2 at 7am
    Nov 11: 122.2 at 6am
    Nov 15: 122.2 at 7am
    Nov 18: 120.8 at 7am
    Nov 22:
    Nov 25:
    Nov 29:

    Total Loss for October: 4.4 lbs

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to Oct 2019: 21.8 lbs
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,508 Member
    @syreina
    You are getting so close to your goal!!!
    Congrats " - )

    I am short too, I know what you mean about the calories.
    I find that when I burn lots that it almost doesn't matter what I consume, but when I don't burn lots of calories no matter how little I eat I gain weight.
  • 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) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    13th (W) - 146.4 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    📌 15th (F) - 146.6 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    18th (M) - 145.3 (Trend Weight 146.8)
    20th (W) - 144.7 (Trend Weight 146.4)
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: This is nice! Now this morning there's a small bounce back to my Monday weight. But I ate late last night and kissed yesterday's exercises. Mornings are definitely better for me than evenings for being more consistent with exercise. I seem to be holding this low, and I've pulled both the trend and the projected loss lines down! Yay me! 🙌

    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 - 2802 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 22 ⬆
    • 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, 50, 50, Rest (w/12 aerobics) ✔
    • 11/19-22 - 50, missed ✔ Next: 50, Rest
    • 11/23-26 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/27-30 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

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  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    LisaW57 wrote: »
    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) - 145.3 (Trend Weight 146.8)
    20th (W) - 144.7 (Trend Weight 146.4)
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: This is nice! Now this morning there's a small bounce back to my Monday weight. But I ate late last night and kissed yesterday's exercises. Mornings are definitely better for me than evenings for being more consistent with exercise. I seem to be holding this low, and I've pulled both the trend and the projected loss lines down! Yay me! 🙌

    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 - 2802 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 22 ⬆
    • 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, 50, 50, Rest (w/12 aerobics) ✔
    • 11/19-22 - 50, missed ✔ Next: 50, Rest
    • 11/23-26 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/27-30 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

    4w.png

    Great job @LisaW57 !!
  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    Very nice weigh in @syreina !!
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    edited November 2019
    @dawnbgethealthy Thank you! Yes, I agree - my thoughts are that, right now I am averaging 1200 to 1300 calories and losing weight consistently while I am burning more calories as I stand for longer periods of time during the day.

    So after I quit the job, I hope that my metabolism becomes higher than normal and maybe I will lose ever so slowly which I am okay with. My maintenance range is 110 to 115.

    I do not work out intensely at the gym because I know that my body is not physically ready for it. Hence, my previous strength training increase when I was going to the gym more consistently - nothing big (1 set, 10 reps, occasional 10 lbs for leg stuff, 3 lb dumbbells for arm stuff) but I am fine with slow and steady increase. I'd burn maybe 300 calories for the day. Of course, I cannot eat 1000 calories (estimating a 500 calorie deficit to lose 1 lb a week). It's not enough food for me.

    The point of this long post, lol, is that I try my best to ease my husband, explain my numbers, and explain that now I get full with less food. It sucks even more trying to explain to co-workers and friends after they mention that I hardly ate anything. ("Thanks for your concern but I am full.") I count my calories and someday in the future, when I can get a good handle on how much I ate throughout the day, I will no longer need to.
  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    Way to go Donna @deepwoodslady!! That’s a fantastic loss!!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,530 Member
    @Connie7355 Thanks Connie!


    Come on everyone who is from the USA, lets get throught this Thanksgiving holiday and come out okay on the other side!