Lose 5lbs + in December 2019

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,083 Member
    I apologize for all of the Canadian measurement - 1 litre = 1 quart pretty much. 1 cup (8oz) is 250ml.
    I didn't grow up with the metric system, but have adjusted since water bottles etc. come with ml on them.
    I have my MFP measurement set to ml and litres for tracking.

    I have taken to filling a 1 litre bottle and making sure to drink that throughout the day so that I can track easier.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    OMG @dawnbgethealthy! That's awful and disruptive! I can't imagine getting up 6 times a night. Everytime I ever tried to increase water intake, it was 3 or 4 times. And that's bad enough.

    With the salted lemon water I started a month ago, and the smoothie & afternoon drink, both with chia seeds, I'm getting 5-6 hours without having to get up.

    My total intake of actual fluid is around 70 ounces - including my coffee and not counting the smoothie. I don't know how to measure the fluid intake from the fruits and vegetables so I don't even try.

    I did this gradually. It did bump up to getting up a coupe of times, but went back to 5-6 hours after a couple of days.

    I haven't "traveled" since starting this, but I'll cut back around anticipated access to rest rooms when I do.

    I've also experienced the bloating (and literal sloshing around in my stomach) before. I have not with the Quench strategies. I can't explain it. My body is getting used to it? I'm actually absorbing and using water more efficiently worth the plant based hydration?

    I'd venture a guess it's the latter. I did experience a small weight bump, then it dropped off. Thebook doesn't really address it, but I'll ask in the book group 😊
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    @SamanthaLouiseMence Good to hear from you. So very sorry for your loss. Take care of you.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    edited December 2019
    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.

    Graph use showing a small fluctuation yesterday and a whoosh from today's weigh-in. Imagine it will balance out somewhere in the middle by Friday.

    📌 1st (S)- 145.5 (Trend Weight 145.8)
    2nd (M) - 145.0 (Trend Weight 145.7)
    4th (W) - 145.2 (Trend Weight 145.6)
    6th (F) - 144.8 (Trend Weight 145.3)
    📌 8th (S) - 143.8 (Trend Weight 145.0)
    9th (M) - 143.6 (Trend Weight 144.9)
    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: I'm way off on my workouts. Need to get moving again. Now I'm completely out of fresh produce too 😳

    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 - 2165 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 23 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training or Aerobics:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts.
    • 12/1-4 - missed, missed, aerobics, Rest ✔
    • 12/5-8 - missed, missed, missed, 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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  • mihaelaboca
    mihaelaboca Posts: 2 Member
    Thanks for the challenge, I'm trying out a very low carb diet for 3 weeks before Christmas so this is a nice way to track progress.

    Original starting weight - 135
    December starting weight - 122
    December goal - 115
    Ultimate goal - 110

    2nd - 122
    9th - 119
    16th -
    23rd -
    30th -

    Total loss for December -
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in December 2019•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    December 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
    12/03 - 185.6 - Needing some elimination 😟 and more water than I've been thirsting for. Indoor heat is really dehydrating me. Gonna have to force it for a few days.
    12/04 - 185.6
    12/05- 185.4 - I REALLY need to force a breakthrough on my water consumption. Lately, I can't get past 80-96ozs. Yesterday was only 72ozs. A couple of times a year this happens. I need a gallon a day for about a week to rehydrate.
    12/06 - 186.8
    12/07 - 186
    12/08 - 185.6

    12/09 - 185

  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 8,295 Member

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    November 30 starting weight - 146.2 (ten-day rolling average weight 144.4)
    October goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

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

    November 30: 146.2 (ten-day rolling average weight 144.4)
    December 7: 145.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 144.7)


    Total loss for December: Scale says I lost 0.8 pounds, and ten-day average says I gained a third pound.
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,479 Member
    Thank you @tiabirdie56 !!

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

    I weigh in on Mondays.

    11/25 - DNW
    11/30 - 142.8 at 7:30 a.m.

    Highest weight: 192.2
    December Start Weight: 143.6
    December Goal Weight:140.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    12/01 - 143.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    12/02 - 142.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/09 - 143.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/16 -
    12/23 -
    12/30 -
    12/31 -

    Chris
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,083 Member
    Female, 59, 5'3"
    MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
    December goal: 152.6
    May goal: 130.0
    Ultimate goal: 112-115

    November total: Loss 0.2

    December 01 - 157.6
    December 02 - 157.6
    December 03 - 158.4
    December 04 - 158.0
    December 05 - 156.8
    December 06 - 156.7 - Wow, almost on track to lose one pound this first week. Shouldn't jinx myself : - )
    December 07 - 156.9
    December 08 - 157.5 - Haha, all of that water : - P
    December 10 - 159.0 - Keeping up with my recommended body weight water 72-80 ounces, hope the weight gain goes away. I am not counting my coffee consumption, just pure water and herb tea.

    December running Loss/Gain: Loss 0.1
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,083 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in December 2019•



    Just found this hydration chart:
    Dehydrated/Hydrated?

    Here's another link:
    8 glasses of water a day?


    I just finished those articles. The second one was interesting, "8 glasses of water?"
    I might stop forcing myself to all of that water and get back to having a normal life that doesn't revolve around peeing constantly : - P

    Thank you for the insights!

  • Bari_Tone
    Bari_Tone Posts: 45 Member
    Former Captain Baggy Pants here...My "original" starting weight, about 8 years ago, was 250 lbs.

    December starting weight - 178.6
    December goal - 173ish
    Ultimate goal -170ish

    Total loss to-date for December - 2.2 lbs

  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in December 2019•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    December 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
    12/03 - 185.6 - Needing some elimination 😟 and more water than I've been thirsting for. Indoor heat is really dehydrating me. Gonna have to force it for a few days.
    12/04 - 185.6
    12/05- 185.4 - I REALLY need to force a breakthrough on my water consumption. Lately, I can't get past 80-96ozs. Yesterday was only 72ozs. A couple of times a year this happens. I need a gallon a day for about a week to rehydrate.
    12/06 - 186.8
    12/07 - 186
    12/08 - 185.6
    12/09 - 185

    12/10 - 187 - 😨 Late night cup of a formerly favorite prepackaged hot chocolate. Did not taste good like it used to. Full of sugar.


  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    @SamanthaLouiseMence Sending my prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family.

    You have let no one down. As @tiabirdie56 mentioned, you are just going through life and we can all respect that - so glad to have you back! I will be happy to continue to join you in the new year.
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    edited December 2019
    I did fairly well this weekend. I ate a lot on Friday (1800 cal) then balanced things out on Sat (1360) and Sun (1200).

    December's Hurdles:
    Being at home from 12/20 to 12/31 - keeping myself in check with junk food and ice cream. My last day at the seasonal PT job will be the 16th.
    Completing a December challenge at our local gym (details coming soon)
    Trying really hard to meet my goal and start the new year under 120

    Give me strength, y'all!

    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147.4 lbs - November 2017
    December Starting Weight: 122.2 lbs
    December Goal: 119.2 lbs

    Height: 5ft

    Ultimate Goal: 115 lbs
    Maintenance Goal: 110 to 115 lbs

    Weigh-In Days: Monday and Friday

    Dec 2: 123 at 8am ... I am not sweating this gain, we gain and we lose all the time. A downward trend is key.
    Dec 6: 121.8 at 7am
    Dec 9: 120.8 at 7am ... I had an evening shift the day before and really stuck to 1200 calories.
    Dec 13:
    Dec 16:
    Dec 20:
    Dec 23:
    Dec 27:
    Dec 30:

    Total Loss for December: 1.4 lbs

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to Nov 2019: 25.2 lbs
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 7,408 Member
    @SamanthaLouiseMence I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. Prayers & {{hugs}} to you.