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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • JelaanJelaan Member Posts: 815 Member Member Posts: 815 Member
    @Jelaan You did lose .5lb. And you don't have to worry about convincing others you're trying! We're not about that at all!

    Thanks, but it's more about keeping myself motivated. You are right though, at least I lost the half pound rather than continuing to gain weight.
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    61 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) -
    📌 14th (M) -
    16th (W) -
    18th (F) -
    📌 21st (M) -
    23rd (W) -
    25th (F) -
    📌 28th (M) -
    📌 31st -

    October Loss ~

    Thoughts: Starting to feel better. Had Chinese for dinner, which may cause a bit of a fluid gain. Routine is a bit off this week as I'm commuting into city for some work meetings. Still focused, just tired.

    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
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 3722 ⬇
    • 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. 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
    • 10/13-16 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/17-20 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/21-24 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/25-28 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/29-31 - 50, 50, 50, Rest 11/1

    4 Week Progress:

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    edited October 2019
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 4,531 Member Member Posts: 4,531 Member
    Female, age 59, 5'3" (probably only 5'2" by now)
    Starting weight was October 28, 2018 - 191
    Long term goal 112-115
    October 28.2019 goal - 151

    1st day back to my scale. I don't know what my starting point was for the month, I will use the 7th.

    October 07 - 156.7 - Hard to believe that I actually lost weight on my vacation to Dallas, what with Texas bbq, Taquieras, Margaritas etc. Mind you, I ice skated almost every day. Very pleased.
    October 08 - 160.3 - That gain in one days seems kind of crazy since I had good workouts and was well within my eating levels. Perhaps I had been dehydrated from the flights and am hydrated again.
    October 09 - 159.3
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 6,970 Member Member Posts: 6,970 Member
    Female, age 59, 5'3" (probably only 5'2" by now)
    Starting weight was October 28, 2018 - 191
    Long term goal 112-115
    October 28.2019 goal - 151

    1st day back to my scale. I don't know what my starting point was for the month, I will use the 7th.

    October 07 - 156.7 - Hard to believe that I actually lost weight on my vacation to Dallas, what with Texas bbq, Taquieras, Margaritas etc. Mind you, I ice skated almost every day. Very pleased.
    October 08 - 160.3 - That gain in one days seems kind of crazy since I had good workouts and was well within my eating levels. Perhaps I had been dehydrated from the flights and am hydrated again.
    October 09 - 159.3

    See! This is what you should have expected.

    May I make an unsolicited suggestion? Thanks. So, instead of using your outlier October 7 weight as your starting weight for October, why not go back to your last September weight? That was on 24 September, and it was 159.7. If you used THAT as your start, you'd be down a half pound today for October rather than pretending you're up three pounds.

    May I make another unsolicited suggestion? Thanks! Do you use a trending weight app? It can even out those outliers, and you can even use your TREND weight when you report weekly rather than just your scale weight. There are several out there. Even just keeping a spreadsheet and having a column that is a running seven- or ten- day average can help you get a better idea of your real mass. Some of the apps do more than a simple arithmetic mean; they are a weighted moving average and assign a higher importance to your weight today than to your weight ten days ago. Likewise yesterday's weight is more important that nine or ten days ago, etc. Powerful tools. Give it some consideration.
  • saltypicklesaltypickle Member Posts: 307 Member Member Posts: 307 Member
    October starting wt: 160.5
    October goal: 154.5
    Ultimate goal: 138

    03-Oct: 160.5
    09-Oct: 157.5
    15:Oct:
    22-Oct:
    29-Oct:
    31-Oct:

    Total wt. loss: 3.0 lbs.
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Female, age 59, 5'3" (probably only 5'2" by now)
    Starting weight was October 28, 2018 - 191
    Long term goal 112-115
    October 28.2019 goal - 151

    1st day back to my scale. I don't know what my starting point was for the month, I will use the 7th.

    October 07 - 156.7 - Hard to believe that I actually lost weight on my vacation to Dallas, what with Texas bbq, Taquieras, Margaritas etc. Mind you, I ice skated almost every day. Very pleased.
    October 08 - 160.3 - That gain in one days seems kind of crazy since I had good workouts and was well within my eating levels. Perhaps I had been dehydrated from the flights and am hydrated again.
    October 09 - 159.3

    See! This is what you should have expected.

    May I make an unsolicited suggestion? Thanks. So, instead of using your outlier October 7 weight as your starting weight for October, why not go back to your last September weight? That was on 24 September, and it was 159.7. If you used THAT as your start, you'd be down a half pound today for October rather than pretending you're up three pounds.

    May I make another unsolicited suggestion? Thanks! Do you use a trending weight app? It can even out those outliers, and you can even use your TREND weight when you report weekly rather than just your scale weight. There are several out there. Even just keeping a spreadsheet and having a column that is a running seven- or ten- day average can help you get a better idea of your real mass. Some of the apps do more than a simple arithmetic mean; they are a weighted moving average and assign a higher importance to your weight today than to your weight ten days ago. Likewise yesterday's weight is more important that nine or ten days ago, etc. Powerful tools. Give it some consideration.

    This! @mtararoot pointed me to rolling averages months ago. I was so frustrated with the fluctuations and that horrid MFP progress graph that tends to resemble an EKG readout. I knew I was making progress, but I couldn't SEE it. Getting a trend graph made all the difference in the world - I'm sure I would have thrown my hands up in defeat and walked away long before now. And here I am.
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 547 Member Member Posts: 547 Member
    It's not really the way I would like to start the month but I did see 124 yesterday so perhaps this is all water weight. Also, my weekly average is slowly trending downward. I keep track on a TDEE spreadsheet that I got from reddit.

    I will keep trying - my calories counting has not really been the best the past two weeks.

    Leg Day:
    Warm-Up
    Squats, 3x10
    Lunges, 3x10
    Glute Extension, 3x10, 10lbs
    Leg Extension, 3x10, 10 lbs
    Leg Press, 3x10, 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:
    Oct 14:
    Oct 18:
    Oct 21:
    Oct 25:
    Oct 28:

    Total Loss for October: +0.6 lbs

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to Sept 2019:
    22.8 lbs :o
    edited October 2019
  • tryingagain5tryingagain5 Member Posts: 1,037 Member Member Posts: 1,037 Member
    Original starting weight: 235.8 (Jan 2018)
    October starting weight: 195.8 (9/29/19) (gained a couple pounds over the weekend, my own fault.🙄)
    October goal: 190
    Ultimate goal: 135-150
    I'll be weighing in on Wednesdays
    October:
    2: 195.8 no change from last Wednesday
    9: 196.6. Oops.
    16
    23
    30

    Total loss for October

  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 3,375 Member Member Posts: 3,375 Member
    •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

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  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 4,531 Member Member Posts: 4,531 Member
    Thanks @mtaratoot : - )

    I do believe that it was possible that I lost weight during the 2 week period of my vacation.
    I like the suggestions that I relieved stress and actually got good night's sleeps : - )

    I did a bit of Zumba every day and a lot of ice skating every day, so burned about 14,000 calories through exercise while away.
    I was tracking my food even though I didn't have a scale. I stayed between 1100 and 1400 calories except for when I had Texas bbq, but I did spread that out over 2 days and still had calories left over to eat on those days.

    My skating muscles have gotten a jump start for the season, they are building up nicely.
    I definitely feel leaner although the scale is not showing it yet. Last winter it took several months of ice skating and then boom I had a 7 pound loss in 1 month instead of my usual 1 pound loss per month. Staying hopeful to see a drop.
    I have a 2 hour ice skating session on Sunday before Thanksgiving dinner with friends, so will definitely be having turkey, stuffing, gravy and all of the trimmings and am not worried about derailing - the calories out will balance the calories in to my mind.
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