Lose 5lbs + in December 2019

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  • 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.
    December 24 - 158.8 - Not planning to eat light the next couple of days, going whole hog.
    December 25 - 159.1 - turkey and stuffing and gravy yet to come... Happy holidays everyone : - )
    December 26 - 161.0 - Not really finished eating yet either, looking forward to leftovers.
    December 27 - 160.2
    December 28 - 161.8
    December 29 - 160.2 - 4 days out of the month are back up into the 160s, not pleased with that of course, but it is what it is.

    running loss/gain: Gain 2.6
  • 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.
    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.
    December 24 - 158.8 - Not planning to eat light the next couple of days, going whole hog.
    December 25 - 159.1 - turkey and stuffing and gravy yet to come... Happy holidays everyone : - )
    December 26 - 161.0 - Not really finished eating yet either, looking forward to leftovers.
    December 27 - 160.2
    December 28 - 161.8
    December 29 - 160.2 - 4 days out of the month are back up into the 160s, not pleased with that of course, but it is what it is.
    December 30 - 160.7 - I won't have a scale for a few days after this for a few days. Happy New Year!

    running loss/gain: Gain 3.1
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    edited December 2019
    My supposed not over-indulging was the opposite. :/

    I had a four day average of 1600 calories but at least I have ended with 0.6 pounds less.

    I have hard work ahead of me but I know that I can get back on track in January.

    Happy New Year!

    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.
    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: 118 at 8am
    Dec 23: 118.6 at 7am
    Dec 27: 119.4 at 7am
    Dec 30: 121.6 at 7am

    Total Loss for December: 0.6 lbs

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to Dec 2019: 25.8 lbs
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,479 Member
    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 - 142.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    12/30 - 143.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    12/31 -

    Chris
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 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.

    trendweight.com :smile: It picks up your weight reading from FitBit (you can use the FitBit app for free whether you have a device or not). I find watching the rolling average keeps me from getting discouraged with the daily fluctuations.

  • 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.

    📌 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) - 144.1 (Trend Weight 144.6)
    25th (W) - 144.4 (Trend Weight 144.6) 🎄
    27th (F) - 144.5 (Trend Weight 144.5)
    📌 29th (S) - 145.3 (Trend Weight 144.6)
    30th (M) - 145.5 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    📌 31st (T) - 144.8 (Trend Weight 144.7) 🎉

    December Loss ~ 0.7 pounds (trend is down almost a full pound)

    Thoughts: I will end out the month being thankful for anything that is not a gain. I've been mindful to eat with moderation, but my fluid and exercise goals have been falling off badly. Time to do something serious about that.

    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, Rest
    • 12/17-20 - missed all. Getting good at rest days
    • 12/21-24 - missed all, Rest
    • 12/25-28 - missed all, Rest
    • 12/29-31 - missed all, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

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  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,479 Member
    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 - 142.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    12/30 - 143.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    12/31 - 143.6 at 9:30 a.m.

    Chris
  • stella7x7
    stella7x7 Posts: 2,159 Member
    12/1-245.4
    12/7-246.6
    12/14-245.8
    12/21-247.2
    12/27-247.2
    12/31-249.2
    Happy New Year everyone 🎆🍾✨🥂🎉
  • 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: 191.2

    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 - 192.0 More festivities to come in the next few days coupled with travel time. January will be better.
    31 – 191.2 I gained 7.8 pounds during this Holiday month. I’m getting it back under control now as best as I can. It’s like starting all over!
  • 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)
    December 14: 143.8 (10-day average 144.8)
    December 21: 144.2 (10-day average 144.6)
    December 28: 144.6 (10-day average 145.0)
    December 31: 146.4 (10-day average 145.2)

    Total loss for December: Scale says I gained the smallest increment it will report - two tenths of a pound. But my scale weight the last day of November was lower than the days around it, so the scale gain is an artifact and why I like to look at trends. But my ten-day average has news I don't want to read - up almost a pound.

    Damn.

    I am still near the middle of my maintenance range, but it's kind of big (+/- five pounds), and my trending weight hasn't been down to or below my goal weight since early November. I WILL get back there. December has been a relatively small gain; it was October and November that I gained. I seem to have slowed the gain around mid-November before Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. I guess that's something to be glad about. Now my job is to move that trend line back DOWN.

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    See you in 2020!

  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 7,408 Member
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  • juniormints74
    juniormints74 Posts: 60 Member
    Previous Post:
    Yay a December thread! :) As usual, I weigh myself once a month so I'll post my results the first of each month. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! <3

    Original Starting Weight: 182.4 lbs.
    December Starting Weight: 159.8 lbs.
    December Goal: 154 lbs.
    Ultimate Goal: 130 lbs.

    Update:

    Dec 1st: 159.8 lbs.
    Jan 1st: 152.4 lbs.

    Total Loss for December: 7.4 lbs.

    On to the new year! Happy New Year everyone! :)
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 7,408 Member
    Welcome back Samantha! I'll see you in the January thread. (Link below)

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10777683/lose-5lbs-in-january-2020
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited January 2020
    •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
    12/23 - 186.6
    12/24 - 186
    12/25 - 185.4
    12/26 - 185.6
    12/27 - 185.6

    12/28- DNW
    12/29- 187.4
    12/30- 187
    12/31- 187.6





  • mihaelaboca
    mihaelaboca Posts: 2 Member
    Original starting weight - 135
    December starting weight - 122
    December goal - 115
    Ultimate goal - 110

    2nd - 122
    9th - 119
    16th - 118.6
    26th - 118
    30th - 119

    Total loss for December - 3 lbs