Lose 5lbs + in December 2019

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  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy - is it the water itself you are tired of or the increased bathroom runs? Not much you can do about the latter, other than count it as added steps / exercise. If it's the first, maybe your super water? Or substitute some fruits?
  • 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

    12/19 - 185.6

  • GreenValli
    GreenValli Posts: 1,054 Member
    edited December 2019
    I have been aiming for losing this month also. Hoped to lose 5 pounds. I lose pretty slowly, though, even though I am faithful to keep my food diary and make it to the gym about 3 times a week.

    Dec 01: 190.4
    Dec 02: 189.8
    Dec 03: 189.6 gym, 374 calories "burned"
    Dec 04: 189.2
    Dec 05: 187.8 gym, 345 calories
    Dec 06: 188.4
    Dec 07: 188.2
    Dec 08: 187.8
    Dec 09: 187.2
    Dec 10: 188.2 gym, 368 calories
    Dec 11: 188.2
    Dec 12: 188.2 gym, 364 calories
    Dec 13: 188.0 gym, 338 calories
    Dec 14: 187.2
    Dec 15: 187.2
    Dec 16: 186.0 Wow! Did not expect that!
    Dec 17: 187.2 gym, 369 calories
    Dec 18: 186.6
    Dec 19: 186.6
  • 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.
    December 19 - 159.5 - Up yet again. I have changed my diet over the last 12 days to include 1/2 brown rice (1g fibre) and 1/4 kidney beans (2g fibre) and upped my water intake. Maybe I have to wait it out.

    running loss/gain: Gain 1.8lbs
  • jenn990205
    jenn990205 Posts: 1,207 Member
    My weigh-in days will be Thursday. Would love to full be in maintenance by January, but we will see how December goes.

    12/1 - 144.4 up 6.7 pounds because of my 5 day Thanksgiving holiday. Way to much fun!
    12/5 - 139.4 back in the 130's at least. I'll take it!
    12/12 - 136.8 I have been floating around 137 and 138 for the last couple of weeks. I do think this will go back up.
    12/19 - 138.9 up a bit, but we are just super busy and have been drinking way more than usual at all of our parties.
    12/26 -
    12/30 -
  • 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.
    December 19 - 159.5 - Up yet again. I have changed my diet over the last 12 days to include 1/2 brown rice (1g fibre) and 1/4 kidney beans (2g fibre) and upped my water intake. Maybe I have to wait it out.
    December 20 - 157.0 - I was low on water yesterday, only got 750ml in plus 2 coffees. I had a water bottle with me at work, but couldn't choke any down. Plus I was way to busy to have to go and find a washroom every 10 minutes. I didn't have to get up to pee at all during the night last night. Not the best way to lose 2 1/2 pounds in one day I am sure, but no regrets.

    running loss/gain: Loss 0.6
  • 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) - 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) - 145.2 (Trend Weight 144.8)
    📌 22nd (S) -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: Not many thoughts today. It's going ok.

    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 - 2125
    • 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, Rest
    • 12/17-20 - missed all. Getting good at rest days
    • 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
  • 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.
    December 19 - 159.5 - Up yet again. I have changed my diet over the last 12 days to include 1/2 brown rice (1g fibre) and 1/4 kidney beans (2g fibre) and upped my water intake. Maybe I have to wait it out.
    December 20 - 157.0 - I was low on water yesterday, only got 750ml in plus 2 coffees. I had a water bottle with me at work, but couldn't choke any down. Plus I was way to busy to have to go and find a washroom every 10 minutes. I didn't have to get up to pee at all during the night last night. Not the best way to lose 2 1/2 pounds in one day I am sure, but no regrets.
    December 21 - 156.7 - Back down to 1500ml of water plus coffee each day. It is much more comfortable for me. Still working on the fibre, added a bit of oatmeal the last 2 days and it has a whopping 3g of fibre. Going to try to eat 1/2 of an apple each day too.

    running loss/gain: Loss 0.9
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,083 Member
    LisaW57 wrote: »
    @dawnbgethealthy - is it the water itself you are tired of or the increased bathroom runs? Not much you can do about the latter, other than count it as added steps / exercise. If it's the first, maybe your super water? Or substitute some fruits?

    Hi @LisaW57
    It is a combination of things: the bloating from the water, the peeing, the effort to get that much water into a day. I am still having a whole lemon squeezed into my glass of water in the morning and am not struggling with that at all, making it a good new habit. I did give the increased water a good Girl Guide try for 12 days. I don't think that it is sustainable for me to keep up, and feel sort of relieved to stop putting that pressure on myself lol.
  • 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)
    December goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

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

    Nov 30: 146.2 (10-day average 144.4)
    Dec 7: 145.4 (10-day average 144.7)
    Dec 14: 143.8 (10-day average 144.8)
    Dec 21: 144.2 (10-day average 144.6)
    Dec 28:
    Dec 31:

    Total loss for December: Scale says I gained about a half pound, but my ten-day average says I lost almost a quarter pound. I am still close to goal, and I'll get back there. By the end of the year? I am not sure. There's a remote chance I can do it, so I'm still trying!
  • 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
    12/19 - 185.6

    12/20 - 187.6
    12/21 - 185.6



  • lindsaywalker5015
    lindsaywalker5015 Posts: 58 Member
    Hey! What a great idea. I'm starting late but I'm heading home for the holidays and hope to not gain while I'm gone.

    Original starting weight - ? I've been on this app for years. I can only see back a year now. My heaviest was 171.
    December starting weight - 152
    December goal - 150 would be a win!
    Ultimate goal - 145 and improved flexibility with improvement to shoulder injury.

    I hope everyone is doing well. I hope to hear from you!

    Hanging with my family tends to be very inactive, I've emailed several people to see if I can tag along on their workouts (mom's Tai Chi, dad's curling, my brothers badminton, take the kids to the water park, aunties yoga) so we don't just eat and sit the whole time. Otherwise, I'll head to the gym on my own.
  • 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.
    December 19 - 159.5 - Up yet again. I have changed my diet over the last 12 days to include 1/2 brown rice (1g fibre) and 1/4 kidney beans (2g fibre) and upped my water intake. Maybe I have to wait it out.
    December 20 - 157.0 - I was low on water yesterday, only got 750ml in plus 2 coffees. I had a water bottle with me at work, but couldn't choke any down. Plus I was way to busy to have to go and find a washroom every 10 minutes. I didn't have to get up to pee at all during the night last night. Not the best way to lose 2 1/2 pounds in one day I am sure, but no regrets.
    December 21 - 156.7 - Back down to 1500ml of water plus coffee each day. It is much more comfortable for me. Still working on the fibre, added a bit of oatmeal the last 2 days and it has a whopping 3g of fibre. Going to try to eat 1/2 of an apple each day too.
    December 22 - 157.2

    running loss/gain: Loss 0.4
  • 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) - 145.2 (Trend Weight 144.8)
    📌 22nd (S) - 143.6 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) - 🎄
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th (S) -
    30th (M) -
    📌 31st (T) - 🎉

    December Loss ~

    Thoughts: Nice little whoosh. I've had a couple of those recovering from small spikes this month. Had a bit of a tummy bug last couple of days. Feeling better. Will be moving about more today prepping for Christmas.

    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 - 1685
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 0
    • 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, Rest
    • 12/17-20 - missed all. Getting good at rest days
    • 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
  • lindsaywalker5015
    lindsaywalker5015 Posts: 58 Member
    @LisaW57 - Good job with your weight trending down. What are you using to get that awesome graph? Glad you're feeling better after stomach bug.

    @dawnbgethealthy - is there anything you could add to water to make it more palatable? Herbal tea, lemon, cucumber etc?

    Today I'm flying and those tend to be very inactive days but my husband was just playing on his phone, so I had him watch my bags and went on a 35 minute walk in the airport with some lunges at the far end!

    I plan to drink two liters today and bought my water bottle.
  • 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.
    December 19 - 159.5 - Up yet again. I have changed my diet over the last 12 days to include 1/2 brown rice (1g fibre) and 1/4 kidney beans (2g fibre) and upped my water intake. Maybe I have to wait it out.
    December 20 - 157.0 - I was low on water yesterday, only got 750ml in plus 2 coffees. I had a water bottle with me at work, but couldn't choke any down. Plus I was way to busy to have to go and find a washroom every 10 minutes. I didn't have to get up to pee at all during the night last night. Not the best way to lose 2 1/2 pounds in one day I am sure, but no regrets.
    December 21 - 156.7 - Back down to 1500ml of water plus coffee each day. It is much more comfortable for me. Still working on the fibre, added a bit of oatmeal the last 2 days and it has a whopping 3g of fibre. Going to try to eat 1/2 of an apple each day too.
    December 22 - 157.2
    December 23 - 158.0 - Just a blip I think, I haven't begun the holiday feasting just yet! Well within my calorie range and lots of activity. Averaging 1500-1750ml of water plus coffee on top of that. My tracker has been saying 146 in 5 weeks...for more than 6 months lol.

    running loss/gain: Gain 0.4
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 6,083 Member

    @dawnbgethealthy - is there anything you could add to water to make it more palatable? Herbal tea, lemon, cucumber etc?

    Today I'm flying and those tend to be very inactive days but my husband was just playing on his phone, so I had him watch my bags and went on a 35 minute walk in the airport with some lunges at the far end!

    I plan to drink two liters today and bought my water bottle.

    I find that I get so many steps in when travelling in airports, so much walking.
    Yes, I can make water more palatable, but just can't handle having that much liquid...on top of my coffee lol.

    Happy holidays : - )