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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member 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) - 145.0 (Trend Weight 146.2)
    25th (M) - 146.4 (Trend Weight 146.2)
    27th (W) - 145.1 (Trend Weight 146.1)
    📌 29th (F) - 145.3 (Trend Weight 145.9) 🦃
    📌 30th (S) - 145.6 (Trend Weight 145.9)

    November Loss ~ 1.7

    Thoughts: Ending the month close to goal range with a total loss of 1.7. A couple of sodium bumps and a major holiday this month, so big accomplishment!

    This morning's bump was from Thursday's leftovers. I'm about done with that fare, so back to plan. Just in time to start fretting about Christmas.😳

    I did a few different things in November. I gave up the October idea of IF. I still stop calorie intake at 8pm, but I've gone back to breakfast. I moved my workouts from evening to mornings. If I'm going to skip the workout, I try to get enough aerobic activity in to keep burning calories.

    I finished reading Quench, and I started adopting some of the strategies into my eating plan. A glass of lemon water with a pinch of sea salt first thing in morning. A glass of water before each meal. And hydrating foods worked into my eating plan. Low glycemic fruit with breakfast. A salad or a handful of baby spinach thrown into whatever I'm having for lunch. Chia seeds & unsalted sunflower kernels sprinkled in oatmeal, salads, and yogurt. Not sure it's helping the weight loss any more than healthy eating, but I feel better - fewer headaches and less fogginess. There's a 5-day jump start in the book. I'm doing that this coming week as a challenge with my book club.

    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 - 4243 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 46 ⬆
    • 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, missed, Rest ✔
    • 11/23-26 - missed, 50, aerobics, Rest ✔
    • 11/27-30 - aerobics, aerobics, 50 ✔ Today: Rest

    30-Day Progress:

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  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 1,164Member Member Posts: 1,164Member Member
    Female, 59, 5'3"
    MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191

    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 23 - 158.4 - I hope to see a loss over the weekend when I am less stressed and can eat at normal times.
    November 27 - 159.7 - Not too happy about the gain. Dinner out tonight, I may try to avoid the wine at the ballet. I will eat 1/2 of my Butter Chicken or whatever I order, and pack up the other half. Still no ice skating for me, knees are just not what they used to be. I have been back to doing Zumba, I will try to get an extra one in today before delicious dinner calories.
    November 28 - 158.4
    November 29 - 158.0
    November 30 - 157.7 - Well, I didn't even lose a pound this month, but glad that I didn't gain.

    November total: Loss 0.2
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 1,164Member Member Posts: 1,164Member Member
    You had a good month @LisaW57
    Congrats on the loss this month! Your tweaks really worked. IF works for some people and not for others. Our metabolisms really slow down as we get older and getting it fired up in the morning with some breakfast and a workout has really worked for you.
    Of course I am interested in the 5-day jumpstart. I will stay tuned.

    No December thread created I see, perhaps we will continue to park here?
  • maureenkhildemaureenkhilde Posts: 702Member Member Posts: 702Member 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 - 233
    30th - 231

    November Lost 6 lbs Happy with this

    I did all the cooking, meal prep, cleanup so talk about extra activity because I made everything from scratch. Have a lower carb pumpkin pie recipe, basically converted a family pumpkin pie recipe from 1908, to alternate sugars, and removed the crust entirely. Then put a cream cheese topping on it. which has light cream cheese, whipped cream, and swerve confectioners sugar. And sprinkle cinnamon on top. Total calories per slice based on 8 slices 145 calories.


    Breathe deeply, stay calm, stay focused, we all can do this. And bring on December 2019!
  • cpanuscpanus Posts: 14,307Member Member Posts: 14,307Member Member
    I was so sure I'd entered this for November...but...noooooooo!

    69 yrs old...5'5" tall.

    Highest weight: 192.2
    November Start Weight: 139.4
    November Goal Weight:138.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    10/31 - 139.4 at 4:00 a.m.

    I weigh in on Mondays.

    11/01 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/04 - 139.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/11 - 140.2 at 6:30 a.m.
    11/18 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/25 - DNW
    11/30 - 142.8 at 7:30 a.m.

    DECEMBER 2019
    December Goal Weight:140.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    12/01 -
    12/02 -
    12/09 -
    12/16 -
    12/23 -
    12/30 -
    12/31 -

    Chris
    edited November 30
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    You had a good month @LisaW57
    Congrats on the loss this month! Your tweaks really worked. IF works for some people and not for others. Our metabolisms really slow down as we get older and getting it fired up in the morning with some breakfast and a workout has really worked for you.
    Of course I am interested in the 5-day jumpstart. I will stay tuned.

    No December thread created I see, perhaps we will continue to park here?

    I did @dawnbgethealthy 😊 I think I may have hit on something. The book club for Quench and the 5-day challenge is being run on Facebook & Instagram. I'll message you the link.

    I'm fine with parking December here. Whatever the group decides is cool with me
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 1,164Member Member Posts: 1,164Member Member
    @cpanus Still you are down 50 pounds from whenever your highest weight was. Good going.

    @maureenkhilde Wow, excellent month for you. Congrats, keep it up.
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,999Member Member Posts: 1,999Member 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: 183.6 ( - 5.6 lbs. )


    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!
    22 – 185.6 Thrilled that I’ve managed to stay on track “most of the time”. This makes me want to do even better!
    30 - 182.4 Lowest weight in about a year. However, today is my family Thanksgiving Feast and they don’t call it a feast for nothing. See you all tomorrow, same time, same place I presume. Nice job everyone!

    edited December 1
  • 171lake171lake Posts: 825Member Member Posts: 825Member 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
    11/26 129.8
    11/30 130

    Total loss for November -2 lbs

    This is about right with where I am in my loss journey at .5 lbs a week with 10 lbs to go


  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    Parking December here until we have a thread.

    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    November 30 ending weight 145.6 November loss 1.7 lbs)

    December starting weight - 145.5
    December goal - 143.5/140.5

    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 (S)- 145.1 (Trend Weight 145.8)
    2nd (M) -
    4th (W) -
    6th (F) -
    📌 8th (S) -
    9th (M) -
    11th (W) -
    13th (F) -
    📌 15th (S) -
    16th (M) -
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd (S) -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: So made it through Thanksgiving without a major setback - next challenge Christmas! Our Christmas celebration is fairly subdued, limited to Christmas Day. Ham is the expected meal. I'll have to get creative to avoid a sodium bump.

    December 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 - 4547 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 47 ⬆
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts.
    • 12/1-4 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/13-16 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/17-20 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/21-24 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/25-28 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/29-31 - 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

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    edited December 1
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member 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
    11/12 - 183
    11/13 - 183
    11/14 - 182.6
    11/15 - DNW
    11/16 - 184.4
    11/17 - DNW
    📌11/18 - 183.6
    11/19 - 183.2
    11/20 - DNW
    11/21 - 183
    11/22 - 183
    11/23 - 181.6
    11/24 - 183
    📌11/25 - 183.4
    11/26 - 183.4
    11/27 - 183.4
    11/28 - 183
    11/29 - 182.6
    📌11/30 - 184
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    •Lose 5 lbs in December 2019•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    November starting weight: 184.6
    December goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through December.

    •Monday Updates•📌

    12/01 - 184.6 - My personal forbidden carbs (cookies, tortilla chips, chocolate) causing the uptick.

    📌12/02




  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 1,164Member Member Posts: 1,164Member Member
    Female, 59, 5'3"
    MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191

    November 03 - 157.9
    November 16 - 157.2
    November 30 - 157.7 - Well, I didn't even lose a pound in November, but glad that I didn't gain.
    November total: Loss 0.2

    December 01 - 157.6

    December running Loss/Gain:
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,999Member Member Posts: 1,999Member 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
    December starting weight – 187.4
    December goal – 181.4
    Ultimate goal – 145 to 155 (We’ll see when we get closer)
    December results for Challenge:

    01 - 187.4 Starting with a gain after Thanksgiving dinner last night. I’ll be working hard on this. I’m hoping to lose 5lbs+ this month to get me back to my lowest weight last month and maybe even a pound or two more.
    03 – xxxxx
    10 – xxxxx
    17 – xxxxx
    24 - xxxxx
    31 - xxxxx

  • kmfeig87kmfeig87 Posts: 1,067Member Member Posts: 1,067Member Member
    Hi. I'm Trina. 54 and 5'4"
    Down to my last few pounds. Would really like to officially start maintenance. I had been holding steady at least, but am currently on an upward bounce. Planning on getting back down at least to 130 this month!!

    Original starting weight - 199 (June 2018)
    August ending weight 130/Sept starting weight - 130
    Dec SW 133
    Dec goal - <=130
    Ultimate goal - 128


    12/01 -- 133! Yuck! Starting on a high note! NOT the kind of high I want!

    12/07 -- 130

    12/14 -- 130
    12/21 --
    12/31 --

    Running loss for December:
    Total loss for December:
    edited December 2
  • 171lake171lake Posts: 825Member Member Posts: 825Member Member
    Original starting weight - 172.6 (12/1/18)
    December starting weight - 129.7
    November goal - 125
    Ultimate goal - 120
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in December 2019•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    November starting weight: 184.6
    December goal: 180
    ❄Updating every day through December.

    •Monday Updates•📌

    12/01 - 184.6 - My personal forbidden carbs (cookies, tortilla chips, chocolate) causing the uptick.

    📌12/02 - DNW



  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 1,164Member Member Posts: 1,164Member Member
    Female, 59, 5'3"
    MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191

    November 03 - 157.9
    November 16 - 157.2
    November 30 - 157.7 - Well, I didn't even lose a pound in November, but glad that I didn't gain.
    November total: Loss 0.2

    December 01 - 157.6
    December 02 - 157.6

    December running Loss/Gain:
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    Parking December here until we have a thread.

    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    November 30 ending weight 145.6 November loss 1.7 lbs)

    December starting weight - 145.5
    December goal - 143.5/140.5

    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 (S)- 145.5 (Trend Weight 145.8)
    2nd (M) - 145.0 (Trend Weight 145.7)
    4th (W) -
    6th (F) -
    📌 8th (S) -
    9th (M) -
    11th (W) -
    13th (F) -
    📌 15th (S) -
    16th (M) -
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd (S) -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: Fixed a typo in yesterday's weight. Missed my workout and got very few steps yesterday, just not feeling up to par. I started the Quench 5 Day Plan today. Will see what the week looks like at the end of it. It's not a diet plan, it's a plan to increase more effective plant-based hydration into your life.

    Morning smoothie was only 97 calories, and not particularly filling - so probably not a sustainable breakfast substitution. The plan makes using that morning smoothie as breakfast optional. I'll either need to make it more substantial, or make sure breakfast is light to stay within calorie range.

    December 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 - 3631 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 39 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts.
    • 12/1-4 - missed, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/13-16 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/17-20 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/21-24 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/25-28 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 12/29-31 - 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,999Member Member Posts: 1,999Member Member
    I am redoing my goals to start my weight with what I ended with in November. My December 1st was up from Thanksgiving Dinner & it doesn't seem fair to use that weight. I can do better than that!


    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
    December starting weight – 183.4
    December goal – 178.4
    Ultimate goal – 145 to 155 (We’ll see when we get closer)
    December results for Challenge: TBD

    01 - 187.4 Starting with a gain after Thanksgiving dinner last night. I’ll be working hard on this. I’m hoping to get back to my ending weight from November THEN lose 5 pounds on top of it. Am I dreaming? I don’t know. Stay tuned.
    03 – xxxxx
    10 – xxxxx
    17 – xxxxx
    24 - xxxxx
    31 - xxxxx
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