Lose 5lbs + in December 2019

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  • 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.
    12/11 - 185.8
    12/12 -185.6
    12/13 - 186.6
    12/14 - 185.2

    12/15-185


  • 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 - Upped my water.
    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 11 - 157.2 - Another 2250 ml of water, glad to see that the weight gain from upping the water went away.
    December 12 - 157.4 - 2000 ml of water. I don't think that the added water is long-term sustainable for me, but I am trying.
    December 13 - 157.6 - 2250ml of water again. I had hoped that the scale would go in the other direction once I got used to the extra water, but nope. Calories are still in check. Going to a party tonight, so will have to eat light during the day and get all of the water guzzling and peeing out of the way early too.
    December 14 - 158.5 - Nice holiday party, but gained one pound in one day. Hoping to be able to get rid of it, extra workouts today. Somehow managed 2250ml of water again, so that is 7 days.
    December 15 - 157.5 - 2240 of water. Not going to push it today. I have been drinking more of it during my workouts. Since I have upped it I seem to be thirstier, so I guess that I am getting used to it. All the more motivation to weigh less so that I don't have to drink so much water : - P I have been doing lemon water first thing in the morning along with upping my intake to the recommended amount.

    December running Loss/Gain: Gain 0.9
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,083 Member
    @maureenkhilde
    Haha, there is nothing to "disagree" with.
    Good on you for switching over to alternatives!

    I found out several weeks ago that my fibre is very low (I didn't have it on my tracker before that) and the most that I have been able to get is 12g, and that was only once, usually more in between 6-8. I eat a great deal of vegetables, which have some fibre, but not a lot.

    Those of you on Keto or low-carb - I would love to hear your tips on getting fibre.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    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) - 144.2 (Trend Weight 144.8)
    13th (F) - 144.7 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    📌 15th (S) - 144.1 (Trend Weight 144.6)
    16th (M) -
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd (S) -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: I was a tad lower yesterday, but this is looking ok. Got my workout in last night. I had my Fitbit off for a free days, I'll take a look at 7 day report once there is data.

    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
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily
    • 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 - missed, missed, missed, Rest
    • 12/13-16 - missed, 50 ✔ Next: 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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  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    Dawn, @dawnbgethealthy Keto is a very low fiber diet, because the carbohydrates are limited. You only eat vegetable amounts in the confines of your allowed carb grams. On a keto eating plan, fat and protein are very filling and keep you full for a long time. On a regular eating plan, where you consume a high amount of filling carbohydrates, you get more fiber from an array of vegetables, fruits and grains. On keto, I get about 6-8 grams of fiber daily. On a regular diet, high in carbs, I would get 18-22 grams of fiber.
  • 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 - Upped my water.
    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 11 - 157.2 - Another 2250 ml of water, glad to see that the weight gain from upping the water went away.
    December 12 - 157.4 - 2000 ml of water. I don't think that the added water is long-term sustainable for me, but I am trying.
    December 13 - 157.6 - 2250ml of water again. I had hoped that the scale would go in the other direction once I got used to the extra water, but nope. Calories are still in check. Going to a party tonight, so will have to eat light during the day and get all of the water guzzling and peeing out of the way early too.
    December 14 - 158.5 - Nice holiday party, but gained one pound in one day. Hoping to be able to get rid of it, extra workouts today. Somehow managed 2250ml of water again, so that is 7 days.
    December 15 - 157.5 - 2240 of water. Not going to push it today. I have been drinking more of it during my workouts. Since I have upped it I seem to be thirstier, so I guess that I am getting used to it. All the more motivation to weigh less so that I don't have to drink so much water : - P I have been doing lemon water first thing in the morning along with upping my intake to the recommended amount.
    December 16 - 158.8 - I am taking fluctuations in stride more than I used to.

    December running Loss/Gain: Gain 1.2
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy I am glad that you are taking fluctuations in stride - it is certainly tough!

    @maureenkhilde You do you.

    @Connie7355 Thank you! My calorie average was 1264 last week - a rare occurrence.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    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) - 144.2 (Trend Weight 144.8)
    13th (F) - 144.7 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    📌 15th (S) - 144.1 (Trend Weight 144.6)
    16th (M) - 145.9 (Trend Weight 144.7) 😳
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd (S) -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: WHAT?! I'm up almost 2 pounds?! I got nothing.

    I had my Fitbit off for a free days, I'll take a look at 7 day report once there is data.

    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
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily
    • 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 - missed, missed, missed, Rest
    • 12/13-16 - missed, 50, missed, Today: 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:

    4w.png
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    I do not want to count my cookies so early - here's to keeping 1200ish calorie average.
    Last week, Mon - Sun, I had a 1264 calorie average.

    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 was the 14th.
    Not eating too much food during Christmas - tamales are not the healthiest.
    Attempting to chug water while I am home from 12/20 to 12/31 - My daily average is 2 to 4 cups.
    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: 120.4 at 6:30am ... Ecstatic to break through 120.8 which I first saw on Nov 17th.
    Dec 16: 119 at 7:30am ... Umm, so I had 1250 calories on both Sat and Sun. On Sat, I had 6-hr PT shift (last one).
    Dec 20:
    Dec 23:
    Dec 27:
    Dec 30:

    Total Loss for December: 3.2 lbs

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to Nov 2019: 25.2 lbs
  • 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 - 142.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    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 - Upped my water.
    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 11 - 157.2 - Another 2250 ml of water, glad to see that the weight gain from upping the water went away.
    December 12 - 157.4 - 2000 ml of water. I don't think that the added water is long-term sustainable for me, but I am trying.
    December 13 - 157.6 - 2250ml of water again. I had hoped that the scale would go in the other direction once I got used to the extra water, but nope. Calories are still in check. Going to a party tonight, so will have to eat light during the day and get all of the water guzzling and peeing out of the way early too.
    December 14 - 158.5 - Nice holiday party, but gained one pound in one day. Hoping to be able to get rid of it, extra workouts today. Somehow managed 2250ml of water again, so that is 7 days.
    December 15 - 157.5 - 2240 of water. Not going to push it today. I have been drinking more of it during my workouts. Since I have upped it I seem to be thirstier, so I guess that I am getting used to it. All the more motivation to weigh less so that I don't have to drink so much water : - P I have been doing lemon water first thing in the morning along with upping my intake to the recommended amount.
    December 16 - 158.8 - I am taking fluctuations in stride more than I used to.
    December 17 - 158.9 - Hoping to get this back down soon.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 7,408 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 – 183.6 That’s more like it. Travel, Restaurants & Shopping this week. Most to far away places (lots of sitting). It will be a challenge to get a good weight for the 10th but I’m up for the task of trying!
    10 – 188.4 And that is how you totally screw things up! Back to basics today!
    17 – 187.7 up & down all week, ending with up, sadly. Gotta get a grip!
    24 - xxxxx
    31 - xxxxx
  • Connie7355
    Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
    edited December 2019
    @deepwoodslady hey you were down this week!! This time of year is tough but in a little over a week it will be over and we can all get back to reality!! You have had a great year and have a lot to be proud of!!
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    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) - 144.2 (Trend Weight 144.8)
    13th (F) - 144.7 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    📌 15th (S) - 144.1 (Trend Weight 144.6)
    16th (M) - 145.9 (Trend Weight 144.7) 😳
    18th (W) - 145.3 (Trend Weight 144.9)
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd (S) -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: Not sure what the spike was. Exercise is off and not drinking enough water, but calories in/out are within allowances. Scale is headed back down, tend is up but should level down when it catches up to the scale. I looked at three tend over the last 90 days to 6 months and this isn't terribly unusual. Plugging along.

    I had my Fitbit off for a few days, I'll take a look at 7 day report once there is data. Still a couple of no data days, but here's what we have ...

    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 2130
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily 29
    • 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 - missed, missed, missed, Rest
    • 12/13-16 - missed, 50, missed, Today: 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

    90-Day Progress:

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  • 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.
    12/11 - 185.8
    12/12 -185.6
    12/13 - 186.6
    12/14 - 185.2
    12/15-185
    12/16 - DNW
    12/17 - DNW

    12/18 - 185.6



  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 7,408 Member
    I just found this challenge. I’m starting 2 days late on November 26.

    Starting weight: 184.0
    Ending weight: TBD
    Goal weight: 179.0

    November 26: 184.0
    November 27: 187.8
    November 28: 185.6
    November 29: 183.6
    November 30: 182.4 Thanksgiving Dinner Feast tonight with family. I expect a gain on the scale tomorrow.
    December 01: 187.4 I honestly ate child sized portions but I guess it adds up. My best figure is under 2300 but I did quick calories on MFP at 2350. I burned almost 2600 so I’m not sure I understand the gain when I know there was less calories in than out, but that’s carbs for ya! Okay so I am supposed to lose 5 pounds by Christmas and I gain 5 pounds overnight just by eating at maintenance! So I have my work cut out for me but I’m not a quitter so here goes nothing!
    December 02: (Goal for 1st week: 183.0) Actual weight: 183.2 Yay! TMI potty helped tremendously as it had been a few days. So I have about made goal afterall and am pleased as punch! Now, to keep up the momentum!
    December 03: 183.6 This must be a normal fluctuation. Everything was perfect yesterday-Calories, Carbs & Increased exercise. It will show up sooner or later because diligence always pays off.
    December 04: 182.6 Very happy with the 1 lb loss. Travel & food tomorrow. Looking forward to all but the scale on the 6th!
    December 05: Travel Day. Sitting during long drives. Shopping. Restaurants. However, what goes up must come down so no worries though I will dread the scale tomorrow. Yesterday was sloppy joes, baked beans & candy corn at a friend’s house. I should have ate it without the bun but I was starving.
    December 06: 186.6 After travel weigh-in
    December 07: 187.4 Birthday party today for DGS #4. He’s turning 2.
    December 08: 188.4 No way to make the weekly goal.
    December 09: (Goal for 2nd week: 182.0) Actual weight: 188.2
    December 10: 188.8 Dinner at a friends. Chicken Alfredo pasta. Yikes! On a good note, I walked almost 21,000 steps yesterday and nearly 9 miles. Today I will be diligent and get back on track with the food plan!
    December 11: 188.8 Decorating done. Wrapping marathon began last night. Its hard to do everything alone since my husband died. Its both a physical and an emotional challenge. I was not diligent after all last night. Today I will strive to be better.
    December 12: 186.6 A nice Whoosh overnight after a very careful day of food planning. Very little movement and no exercising because of wrapping, wrapping, wrapping which continues to be ongoing. However, I’m proud I did well on my diet because I was HUNGRY all day! 1229 Calories is usually enough!
    December 13: 184.0 Well there it is! Back to square one on my weight. I’ve lost 4.8 pounds in 3 days, does that count toward the 5 pounds? LOL, I think not! Okay, so the journey begins today. I don’t think 5 more pounds is possible, especially as we inch closer to the Holiday. And standing in one place all day wrapping, day after day, isn’t going to help the cause. But I will do what I can, when I can. I am, if nothing else, persistent.
    December 14: 183.4 Better. Still no exercise. Still just wrapping. New fridge delivered today so I hauled a lot of food outside into the snowy weather to preserve, but otherwise, just standing in one place with scissors & tape in hand. Question: how many times can a person lose the scissors without even moving? Humph!
    December 15: 183.6 Normal fluctuation. I had a very good day yesterday in regards to diet. Wrapped many more presents & worked putting food back into new fridge that was delivered. No time for any other movement or exercise but a good day overall. Today, However, I had an unexpected long trip out of town. Just arrived back home and dread the scale tomorrow because of my large lunch. No dinner necessary tonight, I will be full until tomorrow. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst tomorrow with my numbers.
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 181.0 (Actual weight: 186.6) After travel weigh-in. It was a good lunch in the city, but not that good! More travel today, so again, lots of car sitting and lunch out. Tomorrow will not likely show any improvement.
    December 17: 187.7 After travel weigh-in (again). From bad to worse! I’ve got to get a grip!
    December 18: 188.2. Nothing but standing in one place wrapping, wrapping, wrapping. I need exercise but today will likely not be any different. We are also under a cold weather warning so I’m not going anywhere!
    December 19:
    December 20:
    December 21:
    December 22:
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 180.0
    December 24:
    December 25:
    December 26:
    December 27:
    December 28:
    December 29:
    December 30:
    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 179.0
  • 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 - Upped my water.
    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 11 - 157.2 - Another 2250 ml of water, glad to see that the weight gain from upping the water went away.
    December 12 - 157.4 - 2000 ml of water. I don't think that the added water is long-term sustainable for me, but I am trying.
    December 13 - 157.6 - 2250ml of water again. I had hoped that the scale would go in the other direction once I got used to the extra water, but nope. Calories are still in check. Going to a party tonight, so will have to eat light during the day and get all of the water guzzling and peeing out of the way early too.
    December 14 - 158.5 - Nice holiday party, but gained one pound in one day. Hoping to be able to get rid of it, extra workouts today. Somehow managed 2250ml of water again, so that is 7 days.
    December 15 - 157.5 - 2240 of water. Not going to push it today. I have been drinking more of it during my workouts. Since I have upped it I seem to be thirstier, so I guess that I am getting used to it. All the more motivation to weigh less so that I don't have to drink so much water : - P I have been doing lemon water first thing in the morning along with upping my intake to the recommended amount.
    December 16 - 158.8 - I am taking fluctuations in stride more than I used to.
    December 17 - 158.9 - Hoping to get this back down soon.
    December 18 - 159.0 - And this is before I have even begun any holiday feasting. Definitely have been getting tired of the increase of water, but I have kept it up.

    running loss/gain: Gain 1.4lbs
  • bribaby524
    bribaby524 Posts: 1 Member
    Original starting weight - 265.8
    December starting weight - 234.8
    December goal - 230
    Ultimate goal - 160

    1st - 234.8
    8th-233.8
    15th - 231.4
    22st -
    29th -

    Total loss for December - 3.4 thus far

    Pretty proud of my progress so far, esp with all the holiday parties I have been to! The partying isn't over yet but I plan to stay on track! I feel so much better eating right that the occasional "splurge" meal just doesn't really appeal to me much!

    We can do it!
  • juniormints74
    juniormints74 Posts: 60 Member
    @SamanthaLouiseMence Sending you prayers and my heartfelt condolences as you grieve for your dear family member. May Jesus comfort you greatly and we'll see you in the new year. Take your time...we'll all be here when you're ready to start up again. <3