10/10/2020 Challenge

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  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal: <157.3 by NYE

    Jan Avg Wt: 154.9 < 160 ✅
    Feb Avg Wt: 155.5 < 160 ✅
    Mar Avg wt: 156.5 < 160 ✅
    Apr Avg Wt: 156.8 < 160 ✅
    May Avg Wt: 156.4 < 160 ✅
    June Avg Wt: 157.3 < 160 ✅
    July Avg wt: 158.9 < 160 ✅
    Aug Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅
    Sep Avg wt: 159.4 < 160 ✅
    Oct Avg wt: 161.9 > 160 ⚠️

    7/19 159.15 weekly avg
    7/26 159.09 weekly avg⬇️
    8/2 158.49 wk avg 👍⬇️
    8/9 158 weekly avg 👍⬇️
    Making progress!
    8/16 158.06 weekly avg 👍➡️
    8/23 158.37 weekly avg 👍⬆️
    8/30 159.6 weekly average ⚠️
    August Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅✅YES
    Got serious on Aug 29! 😀

    9/6 159.49 weekly average
    9/13 159.4 weekly avg - ditto
    9/20 159.39 LOL
    9/27 158.8 yay!
    Sept Avg Wt: 159.4 < 160? YES⚠️

    10/4 161.67 NEW SCALE!!!! Time to get Very Serious about this! If not, my monthly average will be over 160 for first time in 37 months…that won’t do at all!!!!
    10/12 161.1 new scale❤️
    10/18 161.46
    10/25 161.59 weekly avg
    Oct Avg Wt 161.92 < 160? No


    11/1 weekly avg 161.54
    11/8
    11/15
    11/22
    11/29
    Nov Avg Wt: <160?

    12/6
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31
    Dec Avg Wt: < 160?

    2021 Yearly Average (so far 7/29/21): 156.65
    Yearly avg 8/11/21: 156.13🎉🎉🎉
    8/17/21 156.77
    8/23/21 156.82
    9/2/21. 156.92 trying to stop this upwards movement & turn it downward again!
    9/7/21. 156.98 ugh still going up. Will shave more calories…
    9/22/21 157.11
    10/4/21. 157.2
    10/12/21 157.63 Eeps ah yes - the new scale reads higher since oct 1.


    Just focusing on keeping calories a bit lower. My walking is going strong.

    I’ll tackle say fat after I’m back down 3-4 lbs. too much to do it all at once as scale keeps inching up!!!❌❌❌ not happy about this.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member

    Goal: <157.3 by NYE


    Jan Avg Wt: 154.9 < 160 ✅

    Feb Avg Wt: 155.5 < 160 ✅

    Mar Avg wt: 156.5 < 160 ✅

    Apr Avg Wt: 156.8 < 160 ✅

    May Avg Wt: 156.4 < 160 ✅

    June Avg Wt: 157.3 < 160 ✅

    July Avg wt: 158.9 < 160 ✅

    Aug Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅

    Sep Avg wt: 159.4 < 160 ✅

    Oct Avg wt: 161.9 > 160 ⚠️


    7/19 159.15 weekly avg

    7/26 159.09 weekly avg⬇️

    8/2 158.49 wk avg 👍⬇️

    8/9 158 weekly avg 👍⬇️

    Making progress!

    8/16 158.06 weekly avg 👍➡️

    8/23 158.37 weekly avg 👍⬆️

    8/30 159.6 weekly average ⚠️

    August Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅✅YES

    Got serious on Aug 29! 😀


    9/6 159.49 weekly average

    9/13 159.4 weekly avg - ditto

    9/20 159.39 LOL

    9/27 158.8 yay!

    Sept Avg Wt: 159.4 < 160? YES⚠️


    10/4 161.67 NEW SCALE!!!! Time to get Very Serious about this! If not, my monthly average will be over 160 for first time in 37 months…that won’t do at all!!!!

    10/12 161.1 new scale❤️

    10/18 161.46

    10/25 161.59 weekly avg

    Oct Avg Wt 161.92 < 160? No



    11/1 weekly avg 161.54

    11/8 162.07

    11/15

    11/22

    11/29

    Nov Avg Wt: <160?


    12/6

    12/13

    12/20

    12/27

    12/31

    Dec Avg Wt: < 160?


    2021 Yearly Average (so far 7/29/21): 156.65

    Yearly avg 8/11/21: 156.13🎉🎉🎉

    8/17/21 156.77

    8/23/21 156.82

    9/2/21. 156.92 trying to stop this upwards movement & turn it downward again!

    9/7/21. 156.98 ugh still going up. Will shave more calories…

    9/22/21 157.11

    10/4/21. 157.2

    10/12/21 157.63 Eeps ah yes - the new scale reads higher since oct 1.

    11-10-21 157.98

    Finally I’m consistently making the changes. Eating 3 meals, ie not snacking.

    Steps are up a bit more than usual!

    More fruits/veg & less sat fat.

    Optimistic because I’m not feeling the mouth hunger, which usually means my micros/macros are better.

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal: <157.3 by NYE

    Jan Avg Wt: 154.9 < 160 ✅
    Feb Avg Wt: 155.5 < 160 ✅
    Mar Avg wt: 156.5 < 160 ✅
    Apr Avg Wt: 156.8 < 160 ✅
    May Avg Wt: 156.4 < 160 ✅
    June Avg Wt: 157.3 < 160 ✅
    July Avg wt: 158.9 < 160 ✅
    Aug Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅
    Sep Avg wt: 159.4 < 160 ✅
    Oct Avg wt: 161.9 > 160 ⚠️

    7/19 159.15 weekly avg
    7/26 159.09 weekly avg⬇️
    8/2 158.49 wk avg 👍⬇️
    8/9 158 weekly avg 👍⬇️
    Making progress!
    8/16 158.06 weekly avg 👍➡️
    8/23 158.37 weekly avg 👍⬆️
    8/30 159.6 weekly average ⚠️
    August Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅✅YES
    Got serious on Aug 29! 😀

    9/6 159.49 weekly average
    9/13 159.4 weekly avg - ditto
    9/20 159.39 LOL
    9/27 158.8 yay!
    Sept Avg Wt: 159.4 < 160? YES⚠️

    10/4 161.67 NEW SCALE!!!! Time to get Very Serious about this! If not, my monthly average will be over 160 for first time in 37 months…that won’t do at all!!!!
    10/12 161.1 new scale❤️
    10/18 161.46
    10/25 161.59 weekly avg
    Oct Avg Wt 161.92 < 160? No


    11/1 weekly avg 161.54
    11/8 162.07
    11/15
    11/22 weekly avg 160.13❣️❣️
    11/29
    Nov Avg Wt: <160?

    12/6
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31
    Dec Avg Wt: < 160?

    2021 Yearly Average (so far 7/29/21): 156.65
    Yearly avg 8/11/21: 156.13🎉🎉🎉
    8/17/21 156.77
    8/23/21 156.82
    9/2/21. 156.92 trying to stop this upwards movement & turn it downward again!
    9/7/21. 156.98 ugh still going up. Will shave more calories…
    9/22/21 157.11
    10/4/21. 157.2
    10/12/21 157.63 Eeps ah yes - the new scale reads higher since oct 1.
    11-10-21 157.98
    Finally I’m consistently making the changes. Eating 3 meals, ie not snacking.
    Steps are up a bit more than usual!
    More fruits/veg & less sat fat.
    Optimistic because I’m not feeling the mouth hunger, which usually means my micros/macros are better.[/quote]

    11-22-21 2021 average158.06 good, creep is slowing down!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal: <160 Mmm by NYE

    Jan Avg Wt: 154.9 < 160 ✅
    Feb Avg Wt: 155.5 < 160 ✅
    Mar Avg wt: 156.5 < 160 ✅
    Apr Avg Wt: 156.8 < 160 ✅
    May Avg Wt: 156.4 < 160 ✅
    June Avg Wt: 157.3 < 160 ✅
    July Avg wt: 158.9 < 160 ✅
    Aug Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅
    Sep Avg wt: 159.4 < 160 ✅
    Oct Avg wt: 161.1 to 161.9 > 160 ⚠️New scale adds 0.8lb
    Nov Avg wt: 160.87 >160

    7/19 159.15 weekly avg
    7/26 159.09 weekly avg⬇️
    8/2 158.49 wk avg 👍⬇️
    8/9 158 weekly avg 👍⬇️
    Making progress!
    8/16 158.06 weekly avg 👍➡️
    8/23 158.37 weekly avg 👍⬆️
    8/30 159.6 weekly average ⚠️
    August Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅✅YES
    Got serious on Aug 29! 😀

    9/6 159.49 weekly average
    9/13 159.4 weekly avg - ditto
    9/20 159.39 LOL
    9/27 158.8 yay!
    Sept Avg Wt: 159.4 < 160? YES⚠️

    10/4 161.67 NEW SCALE!!!! Time to get Very Serious about this! If not, my monthly average will be over 160 for first time in 37 months…that won’t do at all!!!!
    10/12 161.1 new scale❤️
    10/18 161.46
    10/25 161.59 weekly avg
    Oct Avg Wt 161.92 < 160? No


    11/1 weekly avg 161.54
    11/8 162.07
    11/15
    11/22 weekly avg 160.13❣️❣️
    11/29 160.87
    Nov Avg Wt: 160.87 <160?
    Back in the 160’s
    On track now.

    12/6
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31
    Dec Avg Wt: < 160?

    2021 Yearly Average (so far 7/29/21): 156.65
    Yearly avg 8/11/21: 156.13🎉🎉🎉
    8/17/21 156.77
    8/23/21 156.82
    9/2/21. 156.92 trying to stop this upwards movement & turn it downward again!
    9/7/21. 156.98 ugh still going up. Will shave more calories…
    9/22/21 157.11
    10/4/21. 157.2
    10/12/21 157.63 Eeps ah yes - the new scale reads higher since oct 1.
    11-10-21 157.98
    Finally I’m consistently making the changes. Eating 3 meals, ie not snacking.
    Steps are up a bit more than usual!
    More fruits/veg & less sat fat.
    Optimistic because I’m not feeling the mouth hunger, which usually means my micros/macros are better.[/quote]

    11-22-21 2021 average158.06 good, creep is slowing down!
    11-29-21 158.12 working hard to turn this atound

  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    Goal adjustment: 150 lbs by NYE
    Start weight 162.1
    7/19 162.1 🤬
    7/26 161.2 ⬇️
    8/2 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/9 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/16 159.1 ⬇️
    8/23 159.9 ⬆️
    8/30 Goal 156 Actual: 160.5 ⬆️
    9/6 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/13 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/20 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/27 Goal 152 Actual:🤷🏻‍♀️
    10/4 163.4 ⬆️
    10/11 165.5 ⬆️
    10/18 165.5
    10/25 Goal 151 Actual: 165 ⬇️
    11/1🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/8🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/15🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/22🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/29 Goal 150 Actual: 169.6 😳
    12/6
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31 Goal maintain150 Actual:

    I’m baaaack! And fatter than ever. 🤣 I’ve been in Florida in a dietary free fall for two whole weeks and honestly, I think a 5lb. gain is actually not that bad. I mean, it puts me at 20lbs over the weight I’m shooting for but I’ve lost it before. I can lose it again. I’m going to have to move my body more because I don’t want to just be hungry all the time. More veggies, more movement and for love of all that is holy, no more sugar!! That’s me!

    @MadisonMolly2017 it looks like you’re doing great! Go you!!
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    Goal adjustment: 150 lbs by NYE
    Start weight 162.1
    7/19 162.1 🤬
    7/26 161.2 ⬇️
    8/2 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/9 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/16 159.1 ⬇️
    8/23 159.9 ⬆️
    8/30 Goal 156 Actual: 160.5 ⬆️
    9/6 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/13 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/20 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/27 Goal 152 Actual:🤷🏻‍♀️
    10/4 163.4 ⬆️
    10/11 165.5 ⬆️
    10/18 165.5
    10/25 Goal 151 Actual: 165 ⬇️
    11/1🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/8🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/15🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/22🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/29 Goal 150 Actual: 169.6 😳
    12/6 168.6 ⬇️
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31 Goal maintain150 Actual:

    I miraculously managed to stay under 170 in what could only have been described as a dietary free fall. No exercise for a month, lots of wine, and literally shoveling food into me. Today, I’m headed to a yoga class to ease my poor body back to health. All day yesterday I ate good foods that I prepared and last night I skipped the wine. I believe we’re back on track.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal adjustment: 150 lbs by NYE
    Start weight 162.1
    7/19 162.1 🤬
    7/26 161.2 ⬇️
    8/2 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/9 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/16 159.1 ⬇️
    8/23 159.9 ⬆️
    8/30 Goal 156 Actual: 160.5 ⬆️
    9/6 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/13 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/20 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/27 Goal 152 Actual:🤷🏻‍♀️
    10/4 163.4 ⬆️
    10/11 165.5 ⬆️
    10/18 165.5
    10/25 Goal 151 Actual: 165 ⬇️
    11/1🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/8🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/15🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/22🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/29 Goal 150 Actual: 169.6 😳
    12/6 168.6 ⬇️
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31 Goal maintain150 Actual:

    I miraculously managed to stay under 170 in what could only have been described as a dietary free fall. No exercise for a month, lots of wine, and literally shoveling food into me. Today, I’m headed to a yoga class to ease my poor body back to health. All day yesterday I ate good foods that I prepared and last night I skipped the wine. I believe we’re back on track.

    Ugh lost my post @colettebeers8501
    Short version …
    Congratulations on getting back on track as close post Florida

    I struggled Dec 1-4 & realized there really ARE foods I cannot eat if I don’t want to have the fear & struggle to get back on track.

    Funny enough, the food that seems to trigger my mindless eating/fake mouth hunger is salt.

    What was shocking was how 2 sugar-salt-fat foods Dec 1 triggered salty-fatty-crunchy Dec 2 & finishing them off Dec 3

    Dec 4 I was begging hubby for ice cream & he wisely didn’t “bite”. Ate plain French bread instead & some processed frozen foods (and felt queasy.)

    Dec 5 back in line.

    Here’s the really amazing thing food calories & exercise were great the whole time, but the scale bounced up (as I usually eat a low salt diet.)

    So, know I’m struggling too, but I am determined, as you are, to not be a”runaway train” as I hate dieting & know a couple of pounds will be far easier than a ton.

    And I’m still in normal BMI range for my height.

    And if I’m truly honest with myself, I don’t feel as good physically when I eat those trigger foods or overeat.

    Maddie 🌸
    PS very grateful to be in this journey with you
    PPS Family here in a week for most of Dec. I’m very concerned as I do NOT want to gain. They will get some takeout. I usually do fine while they are here but gain after they leave (sad), strategizing so hopefully I can Not do that this time.

    I’m focusing on all the ways I feel better slim & fit❤️
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    Goal adjustment: 150 lbs by NYE
    Start weight 162.1
    7/19 162.1 🤬
    7/26 161.2 ⬇️
    8/2 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/9 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/16 159.1 ⬇️
    8/23 159.9 ⬆️
    8/30 Goal 156 Actual: 160.5 ⬆️
    9/6 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/13 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/20 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/27 Goal 152 Actual:🤷🏻‍♀️
    10/4 163.4 ⬆️
    10/11 165.5 ⬆️
    10/18 165.5
    10/25 Goal 151 Actual: 165 ⬇️
    11/1🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/8🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/15🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/22🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/29 Goal 150 Actual: 169.6 😳
    12/6 168.6 ⬇️
    12/13 168.6 ↔️
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31 Goal maintain150 Actual:

    Seems unlikely that I’m going to lose 18.6 lbs in the next 3 weeks but if I can make it thru the holidays under 170, I’ll be happy. I’ll be happy no matter what but it would be super cool to maintain for now. After the dust settles, I can get back to moving my body, de-stressing, and eating better.
    A big part of my weight struggle comes from stress. I’ve noticed that when I start to feel overwhelmed, I immediately drink more alcohol and reach for comfort foods. I get “too busy” to hike or go to yoga. I think I need to focus on keeping the stress down going forward. For now, just get me through Xmas! 🤪
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal: <160 Mmm by NYE

    Jan Avg Wt: 154.9 < 160 ✅
    Feb Avg Wt: 155.5 < 160 ✅
    Mar Avg wt: 156.5 < 160 ✅
    Apr Avg Wt: 156.8 < 160 ✅
    May Avg Wt: 156.4 < 160 ✅
    June Avg Wt: 157.3 < 160 ✅
    July Avg wt: 158.9 < 160 ✅
    Aug Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅
    Sep Avg wt: 159.4 < 160 ✅
    Oct Avg wt: 161.1 to 161.9 > 160 ⚠️New scale adds 0.8lb
    Nov Avg wt: 160.87 >160

    7/19 159.15 weekly avg
    7/26 159.09 weekly avg⬇️
    8/2 158.49 wk avg 👍⬇️
    8/9 158 weekly avg 👍⬇️
    Making progress!
    8/16 158.06 weekly avg 👍➡️
    8/23 158.37 weekly avg 👍⬆️
    8/30 159.6 weekly average ⚠️
    August Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅✅YES
    Got serious on Aug 29! 😀

    9/6 159.49 weekly average
    9/13 159.4 weekly avg - ditto
    9/20 159.39 LOL
    9/27 158.8 yay!
    Sept Avg Wt: 159.4 < 160? YES⚠️

    10/4 161.67 NEW SCALE!!!! Time to get Very Serious about this! If not, my monthly average will be over 160 for first time in 37 months…that won’t do at all!!!!
    10/12 161.1 new scale❤️
    10/18 161.46
    10/25 161.59 weekly avg
    Oct Avg Wt 161.92 < 160? No


    11/1 weekly avg 161.54
    11/8 162.07
    11/15
    11/22 weekly avg 160.13❣️❣️
    11/29 160.87
    Nov Avg Wt: 160.87 <160?
    Back in the 160’s
    On track now.

    12/6
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31
    Dec Avg Wt: < 160?

    2021 Yearly Average (so far 7/29/21): 156.65
    Yearly avg 8/11/21: 156.13🎉🎉🎉
    8/17/21 156.77
    8/23/21 156.82
    9/2/21. 156.92 trying to stop this upwards movement & turn it downward again!
    9/7/21. 156.98 ugh still going up. Will shave more calories…
    9/22/21 157.11
    10/4/21. 157.2
    10/12/21 157.63 Eeps ah yes - the new scale reads higher since oct 1.
    11-10-21 157.98
    Finally I’m consistently making the changes. Eating 3 meals, ie not snacking.
    Steps are up a bit more than usual!
    More fruits/veg & less sat fat.
    Optimistic because I’m not feeling the mouth hunger, which usually means my micros/macros are better.

    11-22-21 2021 average158.06 good, creep is slowing down!
    11-29-21 158.12 working hard to turn this atound

    [/quote]
    Aug avg: 158.56
    Sep avg. 159.36
    Oct avg. 161.9
    Nov avg. 160.85
    Dec avg wt as of Dec 17: 160.27

    Guests here now. Keeping walking/hiking up, stress low, food lower.

    I’d love to be under 160 Jan 1, 2022

    @colettebeers8501 I hear you on the stress. I’ve really been working on that - even to the point of watching tv or movies (which usually I don’t.)

  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    Goal adjustment: 150 lbs by NYE
    Start weight 162.1
    7/19 162.1 🤬
    7/26 161.2 ⬇️
    8/2 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/9 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/16 159.1 ⬇️
    8/23 159.9 ⬆️
    8/30 Goal 156 Actual: 160.5 ⬆️
    9/6 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/13 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/20 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/27 Goal 152 Actual:🤷🏻‍♀️
    10/4 163.4 ⬆️
    10/11 165.5 ⬆️
    10/18 165.5
    10/25 Goal 151 Actual: 165 ⬇️
    11/1🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/8🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/15🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/22🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/29 Goal 150 Actual: 169.6 😳
    12/6 168.6 ⬇️
    12/13 168.6 ↔️
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31 Goal maintain150 Actual : 171.4

    Well, here we are at NYE. I’m 21.4 lbs OVER my goal. I’ve had setbacks. My schedule filled up. As a result, my stress levels rose and my exercise regimen waned. I reached for quick and easy foods that were fatty, salty, and sugary. Satisfying in the moment but not the healthiest choices. By midsummer, I had gained back around 10ish lbs., not the worst thing but then life got really interesting. At the end of August, I lost my beloved dog. I eased the pain with pizza, wine, and Netflix. When I ventured out again a few days later to clear my head with a hike, I stepped on a rock and turned my ankle. It broke. That took my exercise down to nothing for several weeks. I started doing yoga as soon as I could but the classes were mostly therapeutic-type yoga, more breathing and stretching than strengthening. They were exactly what I needed for my injuries, both emotional and physical, but did very little for my fitness goals. The holidays have come and gone with all the feasting that goes along with them. I thought I might do a juice cleanse or something for the week between Xmas and New Year’s but now I have COVID. I am once again down for the count. So here I am at 171 lbs, feeling kind of ravaged by life at present. I have never been so ready for a new year, new chapter, to begin. So now I start over from scratch. I must rebuild my strength, both physical and mental. Yoga with Adriene is doing her annual 30 day yoga challenge. I will be participating and as soon as I can get outside without killing anyone, I will be hiking and hitting the gym again. I’m also doing dry January (and beyond possibly) and am in the process of throwing away all the sugary snacks in the house. I have had a difficult few months but that doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on myself. This fitness journey is really about learning to love myself and my body more than I love my old habits. I lost 20lbs in 2020. It can be done. I’m planning to do it again in 2022 but I’m going to be gentler on myself. I was hungry a lot in 2020 and I was focused mostly on how I looked to others. This time my focus is on my health, my wellness, my happiness, and my satisfaction in life. If I do all the things that my body asks for and I still weigh the same, so be it. I don’t think that will be the case because my body really never wants M&Ms and it usually wants to move. It’s my old stories that keep me in the cycle of binging on junk food and TV. I’m writing a new chapter to a new story. That being said, I will still check in here once a week because logging what I eat and how my body reacts is an important part of this journey of discovery. Hope you’ll join me again @MadisonMolly2017. Happy New Year!
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    22 down in 2022!
    Starting weight: 172.8
    Goal weight: 150

    1/1 172.8 🍾
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29 Goal 170
    2/5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26 Goal 168
    3/5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/26 Goal 166
    4/2
    4/9
    4/16
    4/22
    4/30 Goal 164
    5/7
    5/14
    5/21
    5/28 Goal 162
    6/4
    6/11
    6/18
    6/25 Goal 160
    Halfway mark
    Actual weight:
    Lbs lost:
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal adjustment: 150 lbs by NYE
    Start weight 162.1
    7/19 162.1 🤬
    7/26 161.2 ⬇️
    8/2 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/9 160 ish 🤷🏻‍♀️
    8/16 159.1 ⬇️
    8/23 159.9 ⬆️
    8/30 Goal 156 Actual: 160.5 ⬆️
    9/6 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/13 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/20 🤷🏻‍♀️
    9/27 Goal 152 Actual:🤷🏻‍♀️
    10/4 163.4 ⬆️
    10/11 165.5 ⬆️
    10/18 165.5
    10/25 Goal 151 Actual: 165 ⬇️
    11/1🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/8🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/15🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/22🤷🏻‍♀️
    11/29 Goal 150 Actual: 169.6 😳
    12/6 168.6 ⬇️
    12/13 168.6 ↔️
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31 Goal maintain150 Actual : 171.4

    Well, here we are at NYE. I’m 21.4 lbs OVER my goal. I’ve had setbacks. My schedule filled up. As a result, my stress levels rose and my exercise regimen waned. I reached for quick and easy foods that were fatty, salty, and sugary. Satisfying in the moment but not the healthiest choices. By midsummer, I had gained back around 10ish lbs., not the worst thing but then life got really interesting. At the end of August, I lost my beloved dog. I eased the pain with pizza, wine, and Netflix. When I ventured out again a few days later to clear my head with a hike, I stepped on a rock and turned my ankle. It broke. That took my exercise down to nothing for several weeks. I started doing yoga as soon as I could but the classes were mostly therapeutic-type yoga, more breathing and stretching than strengthening. They were exactly what I needed for my injuries, both emotional and physical, but did very little for my fitness goals. The holidays have come and gone with all the feasting that goes along with them. I thought I might do a juice cleanse or something for the week between Xmas and New Year’s but now I have COVID. I am once again down for the count. So here I am at 171 lbs, feeling kind of ravaged by life at present. I have never been so ready for a new year, new chapter, to begin. So now I start over from scratch. I must rebuild my strength, both physical and mental. Yoga with Adriene is doing her annual 30 day yoga challenge. I will be participating and as soon as I can get outside without killing anyone, I will be hiking and hitting the gym again. I’m also doing dry January (and beyond possibly) and am in the process of throwing away all the sugary snacks in the house. I have had a difficult few months but that doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on myself. This fitness journey is really about learning to love myself and my body more than I love my old habits. I lost 20lbs in 2020. It can be done. I’m planning to do it again in 2022 but I’m going to be gentler on myself. I was hungry a lot in 2020 and I was focused mostly on how I looked to others. This time my focus is on my health, my wellness, my happiness, and my satisfaction in life. If I do all the things that my body asks for and I still weigh the same, so be it. I don’t think that will be the case because my body really never wants M&Ms and it usually wants to move. It’s my old stories that keep me in the cycle of binging on junk food and TV. I’m writing a new chapter to a new story. That being said, I will still check in here once a week because logging what I eat and how my body reacts is an important part of this journey of discovery. Hope you’ll join me again @MadisonMolly2017. Happy New Year!

    Colette! “You betcha I will!”
    @colettebeers8501
    Great job holding the line.

    One group that can help is “Building Better Habits” which I co-lead. Informal but definitely helps folk shift Their habits to make all of this easier. & less stressful!

    I look forward to 2022 with you🎉🎉🎉
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    Goal: <160 Lbsby NYE

    Jan Avg Wt: 154.9 < 160 ✅
    Feb Avg Wt: 155.5 < 160 ✅
    Mar Avg wt: 156.5 < 160 ✅
    Apr Avg Wt: 156.8 < 160 ✅
    May Avg Wt: 156.4 < 160 ✅
    June Avg Wt: 157.3 < 160 ✅
    July Avg wt: 158.9 < 160 ✅
    Aug Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅
    Sep Avg wt: 159.4 < 160 ✅
    Oct Avg wt: 161.1 to 161.9 > 160 ⚠️New scale adds 0.8lb
    Nov Avg wt: 160.87 >160

    7/19 159.15 weekly avg
    7/26 159.09 weekly avg⬇️
    8/2 158.49 wk avg 👍⬇️
    8/9 158 weekly avg 👍⬇️
    Making progress!
    8/16 158.06 weekly avg 👍➡️
    8/23 158.37 weekly avg 👍⬆️
    8/30 159.6 weekly average ⚠️
    August Avg wt: 158.6 < 160 ✅✅YES
    Got serious on Aug 29! 😀

    9/6 159.49 weekly average
    9/13 159.4 weekly avg - ditto
    9/20 159.39 LOL
    9/27 158.8 yay!
    Sept Avg Wt: 159.4 < 160? YES⚠️

    10/4 161.67 NEW SCALE!!!! Time to get Very Serious about this! If not, my monthly average will be over 160 for first time in 37 months…that won’t do at all!!!!
    10/12 161.1 new scale❤️
    10/18 161.46
    10/25 161.59 weekly avg
    Oct Avg Wt 161.92 < 160? No


    11/1 weekly avg 161.54
    11/8 162.07
    11/15
    11/22 weekly avg 160.13❣️❣️
    11/29 160.87
    Nov Avg Wt: 160.87 <160?
    Back in the 160’s
    On track now.

    12/6
    12/13
    12/20
    12/27
    12/31
    Dec Avg Wt: < 160?

    2021 Yearly Average (so far 7/29/21): 156.65
    Yearly avg 8/11/21: 156.13🎉🎉🎉
    8/17/21 156.77
    8/23/21 156.82
    9/2/21. 156.92 trying to stop this upwards movement & turn it downward again!
    9/7/21. 156.98 ugh still going up. Will shave more calories…
    9/22/21 157.11
    10/4/21. 157.2
    10/12/21 157.63 Eeps ah yes - the new scale reads higher since oct 1.
    11-10-21 157.98
    Finally I’m consistently making the changes. Eating 3 meals, ie not snacking.
    Steps are up a bit more than usual!
    More fruits/veg & less sat fat.
    Optimistic because I’m not feeling the mouth hunger, which usually means my micros/macros are better.[/quote]

    11-22-21 2021 average158.06 good, creep is slowing down!
    11-29-21 158.12 working hard to turn this atound

    [/quote]
    Aug avg: 158.56
    Sep avg. 159.36
    Oct avg. 161.9
    Nov avg. 160.85
    Dec avg wt as of Dec 17: 160.27

    Guests here now. Keeping walking/hiking up, stress low, food lower.

    I’d love to be under 160 Jan 1, 2022

    @colettebeers8501 I hear you on the stress. I’ve really been working on that - even to the point of watching tv or movies (which usually I don’t.)

    [/quote]

    Well, I wasn’t under 160 on Jan 1, but I am TODAY❣️❣️❣️ Jan 3, 2022 159.7lbs

    It will likely bounce a bit, but I can tell I’m eating less & more healthily - by choice.

    My Maintenance Range is 155-160, but I like to be in the middle of that.

    I’m going to shoot for 158.3 over the next 2-3 months.

    We’ve got this!
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 Yay! Happy New Year! Where does your Building Better Habits group meet? I just got the book, Atomic Habits by James Clear and am looking forward to diving into that. They might complement one another nicely. So glad you’re still in! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 Yay! Happy New Year! Where does your Building Better Habits group meet? I just got the book, Atomic Habits by James Clear and am looking forward to diving into that. They might complement one another nicely. So glad you’re still in! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

    MFP Group
    Just search in groups
    Let me know if you can’t find it!!!

    Great group of folks!!
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    22 down in 2022!
    Starting weight: 172.8
    Goal weight: 150

    1/1 172.8 🍾
    1/8 170.1 ✅
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29 Goal 170
    2/5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26 Goal 168
    3/5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/26 Goal 166
    4/2
    4/9
    4/16
    4/22
    4/30 Goal 164
    5/7
    5/14
    5/21
    5/28 Goal 162
    6/4
    6/11
    6/18
    6/25 Goal 160
    Halfway mark
    Actual weight:
    Lbs lost:

    Well, we’re headed back in the right direction. Been stuck at home with COVID so not as much movement as I’d like but it also keeps me out of restaurants. I’ve been doing a short yoga video every day and finally went on a walk yesterday. I feel good!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    22 down in 2022!
    Starting weight: 172.8
    Goal weight: 150

    1/1 172.8 🍾
    1/8 170.1 ✅
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29 Goal 170
    2/5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26 Goal 168
    3/5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/26 Goal 166
    4/2
    4/9
    4/16
    4/22
    4/30 Goal 164
    5/7
    5/14
    5/21
    5/28 Goal 162
    6/4
    6/11
    6/18
    6/25 Goal 160
    Halfway mark
    Actual weight:
    Lbs lost:

    Well, we’re headed back in the right direction. Been stuck at home with COVID so not as much movement as I’d like but it also keeps me out of restaurants. I’ve been doing a short yoga video every day and finally went on a walk yesterday. I feel good!

    @colettebeers8501 Glad to hear you on the mend & weight down! 2022 is gonna be a great year for you!
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    22 down in 2022!
    Starting weight: 172.8
    Goal weight: 150

    1/1 172.8 🍾
    1/8 170.1 ✅
    1/15 172 ❌
    1/22
    1/29 Goal 170
    2/5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26 Goal 168
    3/5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/26 Goal 166
    4/2
    4/9
    4/16
    4/22
    4/30 Goal 164
    5/7
    5/14
    5/21
    5/28 Goal 162
    6/4
    6/11
    6/18
    6/25 Goal 160
    Halfway mark
    Actual weight:
    Lbs lost:

    Not sure what’s going on. I’ve had no alcohol and no sugar for two weeks and I’m eating 1500 calories or less a day. I’ve done a short yoga practice every day but I probably need to walk more. Will figure out how to work that into my schedule. It hard this time of year because it’s 20 degrees in the morning. Maybe a lunchtime hike?
    Feels frustrating because I know what works I’m the short term (no carbs, calorie deficits) but I want something that is sustainable in my real life. Whatever. It’s only two weeks in. I’m sure it’ll turn around.
    @MadisonMolly2017 Hope you’re doing great!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,525 Member
    22 down in 2022!
    Starting weight: 172.8
    Goal weight: 150

    1/1 172.8 🍾
    1/8 170.1 ✅
    1/15 172 ❌
    1/22
    1/29 Goal 170
    2/5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26 Goal 168
    3/5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/26 Goal 166
    4/2
    4/9
    4/16
    4/22
    4/30 Goal 164
    5/7
    5/14
    5/21
    5/28 Goal 162
    6/4
    6/11
    6/18
    6/25 Goal 160
    Halfway mark
    Actual weight:
    Lbs lost:

    Not sure what’s going on. I’ve had no alcohol and no sugar for two weeks and I’m eating 1500 calories or less a day. I’ve done a short yoga practice every day but I probably need to walk more. Will figure out how to work that into my schedule. It hard this time of year because it’s 20 degrees in the morning. Maybe a lunchtime hike?
    Feels frustrating because I know what works I’m the short term (no carbs, calorie deficits) but I want something that is sustainable in my real life. Whatever. It’s only two weeks in. I’m sure it’ll turn around.
    @MadisonMolly2017 Hope you’re doing great!

    @colettebeers8501
    I had replied earlier this week, but muffed the post & lost it.

    I’m in the same boat as you except no Covid & not getting my calories as low as you.

    I am concentrating on tracking every gram I eat & walking/hiking 90 mins /10K steps.

    Just got tracking really under control Jan 16. 3 days now.

    My steps average is10.5K the past week.

    I feel the extra few pounds have all accumulated round my waist & I don’t like it, which is motivating me to do this.

    I’ll post my weights tomorrow

    I’m in here for the long haul with you.

    My guess is you’ll have a delayed large drop this current week :)
  • colettebeers8501
    colettebeers8501 Posts: 101 Member
    22 down in 2022!
    Starting weight: 172.8
    Goal weight: 150

    1/1 172.8 🍾
    1/8 170.1 ✅
    1/15 172 ❌
    1/22 172 🙄
    1/29 Goal 170
    2/5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26 Goal 168
    3/5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/26 Goal 166
    4/2
    4/9
    4/16
    4/22
    4/30 Goal 164
    5/7
    5/14
    5/21
    5/28 Goal 162
    6/4
    6/11
    6/18
    6/25 Goal 160
    Halfway mark
    Actual weight:
    Lbs lost:

    I’m still holding at a little over 170, still not walking enough, still doing yoga every day, still eating between 1100 and 1500 calories a day. Last week, I thought that maybe I wasn’t eating enough so I made sure to hit 1500 calories but my weight jumped up a couple of lbs. I’m mostly working on not getting frustrated because I feel strong and healthy. My goal is to do this in a way that I can sustain for the long term so doing keto or getting up at 5 every day to work out is out. I’m not that girl! Lol.

    @MadisonMolly2017 don’t you hate when you lose a post?! Makes me crazy! Anyway, thanks for the support it means a lot. Sounds like you are doing the work. You should see some good results soon! We both will! Take good care XOXOX