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What are you looking to GAIN in 2021?
JUST GIVE ME 10 DAYS ~ ROUND 104
First congrats on getting the job you want, that is always a blessing. As for leaving the job you HAVE, there is a fourth and a fifth option -- the first being, give as much notice as you possibly can. Especially if you are planning to leave for a vacation in the middle of your run out period. Effectively, if you give notice the day you are leaving to go on vacation or during your vacation, you are cutting down on the firm's use of you for transition anyway since you won't be there for much of your notice period. So if your required notice is two weeks (10 business days) I'd make sure you give them enough notice that you are actually in the office for at least ten days. Or (fifth option) cancel your vacation if the bonus is more important.
All this assumes you really have to ensure that you get the 2019 bonus, as opposed to you just really want it because you earned it. All three of your options in my opinion make the bonus vulnerable if reasonable notice is a cause for denying it to you. And if you are unsure how they will react to your leaving, you are already conceding that you don't trust them to look out for your interests and will possibly try to screw you over if you give them any reason. So if you decide to go one of those directions, my counsel is to write the bonus off in your head as aprice your willing to pay in order to get to Texas and your dream job. Embrace it and do not look back! And if you end up getting the bonus despite writing it off in your head, it truly will be, well, a BONUS!
I have been supervising folks for forty years. I have received short notices and long ones. I always appreciated extra notice from a skilled worker. I have never resented short notice if the person could not help it (e.g., forced early start date) but always resented it if I believed the person waited as long as possible to tell me out of selfish motivation. Don't make your boss resentful if you want him/her on your side on this bonus issue.
February 15, 2020 2:31PM
edited February 2020
5' 7" Age 40's
Original start weight: 178 lbs (Oct. 10, 2019)
Goal this round: 161.0 lbs and stay or be lower than for three days.
Ultimate goal 135 lbs.
End of round 103 2/6 = 161.4lbs
02/07 162.2 lbs
02/09 163.8 lbs. This is day three of major back pain and in order to medicate every three hours for some pain relief, I had to give up on intermittent fasting and my calorie goal was more like 1200 to 1500 the last couple days instead of 900 for loss. Plus only about 4000 steps a day. Thus the increase. Today it's a little better going to try to medicate less so I can meet a calorie goal of 1200 or less but steps are still going to be limited.
02/10 164 lbs Back is better but not great. around 1200 calories but only got 5500 steps in. Managed IF for 16 hours. Going to force the walking even with the shooting pain down my leg. I have babied it all weekend and it has made no difference. This is so discouraging. Obviously if I can't move than I can't eat.
02/11162.8 lbs I didn't medicate and calories were 808. Steps 12,800. Enough of this gaining business. Back is allowing more mobility, doesn't like sitting, so I worked on sandwiching my grandson's quilt together. Thankful our table is at bar height table so not much bending. I am going to work on hand quilting it as long as my back can take it.
02/12 161.8 lbs Calories 1005, steps 9,500. Back is still pinching, I am going to be so out of shape. But I did work 30 minutes on the quilt top than 15 minutes I had to move and than come back. So glad I have a project to work on. Or I would just be shoveling in the comfort food.
02/13 160.6 lbs Calories 707, steps 11,000 Back remains unchanged. At least this not being able to stay in one spot for long is getting in my steps, I just wish I could actually stride out and walk for a distance.
02/14 162 lbs Happy Valentine's Day!
02/15161.2 lbs Calories 578 steps 10,000. Ugh! I thought the back was on the mend and now it's "back" with a vengeance of pain. But I am getting under 161 this round. I have been hanging just above it for two rounds now. Enough.
February 15, 2020 3:05PM
Happy Saturday! 🙂
02/13: 167.5 lbs.
02/14: 166.6 lbs.
02/15: 166.6 lbs. All is good!
February 15, 2020 3:17PM
37yo female, 5'5"
Working on maintaining 122-125
1.1.19 – 170.4
1.1.20 – 124.8
Round 83 SW 137.2 – EW 135.4 - 1.8 lbs lost
Round 84 EW 135.4 – maintained
Round 85 EW 132.4 – 3.0 lbs lost
Round 86 EW 131.8 – 0.6 lbs lost
Round 87 EW 129.6 – 2.2 lbs lost
Round 88 EW 128.4 – 1.2 lbs lost
Round 89 EW 129.0 – 0.6 lbs gained
Round 90 EW 125.2 – 3.8 lbs lost
Round 91 EW 125.0 – 0.2 lbs lost
Round 92 EW 124.6 – 0.4 lbs lost
Round 93 EW 124.6 – maintained
Round 94 EW 124.4 – 0.2 lbs lost
Round 95 EW 123.2 – 1.2 lbs lost
Round 96 EW 122.6 – 0.6 lbs lost
Round 97 EW 124.2 – 1.6 lbs gained
Round 98 EW 123.0 – 1.2 lbs lost
Round 99 EW 123.4 – 0.4 lbs gained
Round 100 EW 124.8 – 1.4 lbs gained
Round 101 EW 122.2 – 2.6 lbs lost
Round 102 EW 123.0 – 0.8 lbs gained
Round 103 EW 123.8 – 0.8 lbs gained
02/07 – 123.0
02/08 – 122.4
02/09 – 123.2
02/10 – 124.4 – There is my weekend. Date night with 3 yr old on Friday and 5 yr old on Saturday. Carb heavy yesterday. Back to it today.
02/11 – 124.4
02/12 – 124.8 – Giving in to too many cravings, need to get back on track, but it has been hard to find the motivation
02/13 – 123.2
02/14 – 122.6 – Honestly I have been surprised by the last 2 days. I have done better about eating less, but still not great about it and what I am eating. And with Valentine’s today, I am giving myself a break to enjoy it, but trying not to go crazy. O, maintenance…
02/15 - 123.4
February 15, 2020 3:18PM
I tried to send this privately but MFP! I won’t pretend to be able to keep those options straight. Here is my advice. If your boss adores you, as you do him, I believe you should tell him an excellent opportunity has opened up for you and your plans have changed. That you will be leaving after your vacation but have no firm date. Tell him you will be back after vacation to complete you handover documentation. Now, a question for you - what if he matches their offer? I have no idea where you work or if that is a possibility but . . .
Edited: Having just read your 2nd post, I would wait until after vacation. The one time I gave extra notice it cost me the “automatic” raise I would have gotten for one month. My last job I had for 23.5 years and made no secret of when I would be retiring. My co-workers were awesome about it as I counted down for 6 months or longer.
February 15, 2020 3:30PM
edited February 2020
GW: 138 (adjusted, may further adjust depending on when I move from fat loss to muscle gain)
Meet goal by: 4/6/2020 (subject to change -- basing off Libra app forecast)
R69 EW: 158.1
R70 EW: 156.5
R71 EW: 156.3
R72 EW: 156.3
R73 EW: 155.2
R74 EW: 155.4
R75 EW: 156.1
R76 EW: 155.6
R77 EW: DNW
R78 EW: DNW
R79 EW: DNW
R80 EW: 153.2
R81 EW: 154.3
R82 EW: 154.1
R83 EW: DNW
R84 EW: 156.5
R85 EW: Did Not Participate (DNP)
R86 EW: DNP
R87 EW: DNP
R88 EW: DNP
R89 EW: 156.7
R90 EW: DNW
R91 EW: 160.1
R92 EW: Sick - DNW
R93 EW: 159.3
R94 EW: 156.1
R95 EW: DNW
R96 EW: DNW
R97 EW: DNW, vacation
R98 EW: 154.5
R99 EW: 155.9
R101 EW: 149.7 (1/15)
R102 EW: 149.0
R103 EW: 149.0
02/06 - 149.0
Day, Weight, Comment
Act: 148.6 Trend: 150.1
I'm okay with this! Last night I hung out with my neighbor and we had a little dance party and drank wine but I also was distracted from the stress and madness of my life right now to get hungry and eat dinner. Need to focus on getting water in and getting calories in for fuel so I don't slip down that slope again. Will be packing, organizing and cleaning as much as I can. My landlandy is putting my house up for rent April 1st to try to get it rented prior to the end of my lease (in November) so I'm trying to do her a favor and get this place as ready as possible as I pack and clean so she can get it up for rent and start showing it asap without a ton of work needing to be done. Its a 3 bedroom house and just me so I can clean out 2 rooms (minus the spare bed) and have those ready. Same with my spare bathroom since I don't use it myself.
Previous Day's Comments
It always makes me a bit nervous when I start a round down. The way I bounce around (and I seem to be doing that between 148.x and 149.x -- another stuck point similar to 154.x-155.x) I am scared if I start low, I'll end higher and have a gain for the round instead of a loss. Although that's okay, especially if its only small, it still messes with my head and gets me down a bit. I'm finally getting into a good mindset and down want to ruin that. I made crock pot 3-bean chili last night. First time ever making chili! We shall see how it is when it comes time to break my fast. I'm suuuuuper hungry this morning but I just brewed my coffee and hopefully that will get me through until its time to eat. I have to take my car in..again.. more $$ into this stupid thing.. only bought it for $4600 w/ tax and depending on how much today's work cost, I've invested ~$2200 in work over the last 3 weeks. Its kinda stressing me out (read: stress eating temptations) but I know if I get this job, I'll be needing a car good on gas that's reliable. And if I don't move before spring break, I'll have to have a safe car to take BF's kids down to him for spring break for all of us! Just have to survive the temptations of being in town. Especially since I'm planning on stopping at the store (amazing ad this week -- valentine's day meat deal and I need to stock up - haven't gone grocery shopping in about a month) before I head home so I don't have to waste time and gas going into town
Was NOT expecting this. I went out to dinner last night with a friend and dinner was late, it was at a restaurant (hello, sodium!) and I had a beer (they're a taphouse, they make their own beers in the back of the restaurant and I was curious). But I will certainly take it! Gonna work on some glutes today (at home banded workouts and probably yoga) as I haven't been glute-focused and that is something my surgeon and physical therapist pushed hard for (my glutes/hips out of whack = back pain at fusion and puts me at risk for faster deterioration above it [where I already have deterioration -- don't want to speed up that process and require another fusion!]). Going to go get my lunch ready here in a bit. Going to cut my fast short as dinner was so late but I'm quite hungry. I still made it over 12 hours so I'm still getting the benefits of fasting and I'm making a conscious decision -- still working on not mindlessly eating but I'm making definite improvements! Also, would like to say that today marks 1 week since my last cigarette! BF is also trying to quit and even though we are in separate states, if he isn't smoking, I'm not. Its been so hard to quit since everyone around me smokes and I always get dragged in by those around me (I smell it, I see it, I crave it). But since we both gave up, last weekend when I saw him neither of us gave in (we are the only 2 in that friend group that used to) and I haven't spent time with my neighbor (who also said she wants to quit but its been super hard for her for the same reasons) I've been able to stay away. Saves money and my body! I still feel the hand-to-mouth motion craving but BF told me if I just push on my lips with my fingers, it helps. So far, it hasn't been perfect, but its worked well enough that I've stuck to it.
I had a higher calorie day. Very calorie dense foods all day. I need to find a way to get more protein in without getting sick of it. I had a protein shake last night and pushed me into much higher calories so I'm quite surprised I'm not up much more than this. I like that a couple of lovely people are pushing for a 100g protein goal daily and I think I'd like to try 75g for awhile to get used to it before upping it to 100g, and then to 125g (which is a current calculated goal based on my weight -- it may change and I'll do that as I get closer to comfortable with the intake). Another lazy day before a full week of work (I really love having Fridays off, just wish it was every Friday haha)
Late heavy dinner. It was spaghetti, but definitely ate quite late compared to normal and had more calories/sodium than I needed (but I was super hungry by that point). Boss is coming in today and he forgets to eat sometimes which means I don't get to eat at our normal lunch time due to us working together. I'd rather have a late heavy dinner and just fast longer today since it works out anyway. I'm sure this will drop off fairly quickly, especially since I can tell I'm just heavy and bloated. Started my BF trend yesterday -- I'm heavier today than I was yesterday but my body fat percentage went down today by 3%...this is why I never use the scan part of my scale. BUT this is simply to start the
so I can report it at the beginning and end, not paying attention to the daily numbers. I wouldn't have been able to do that prior to this group as those crazy numbers would've spiraled me down and caused me to stress/emotional eat or start a crazy unhealthy diet. I'm not sure if the trend will work at all since these numbers seem so far off from my last bodpod scan (I have higher BF now than I did at 160 when I did the bodpod and yet physically, I look like I have less fat). Wish I could get another bodpod (free through the army) but not sure if they will allow veterans or if its only active duty.. I might have to check on that. Oh well, I won't know if the trending with my scale scan will work until I try it so I will give it a shot. If nothing else, I'll just have to go based on how I look/feel.
And dropped back down like I expected it would (though shocked it dropped that low that quickly). I was so bloated (like a hard-belly bloat, not a soft fluffy bloat) last night. I did some yoga (YWA - Winter Blues and Digestion/When You Eat Too Much). Not sure how much it helped with the belly, but it definitely helped with my mental state surrounding it. I think its because I went carb-heavy last night since the chicken&rice soup wasn't thawed out by dinner (batch cooked a few weeks ago, froze half) and I only had ramen or mac and cheese available (everything else is frozen). I did have a halo orange for "dessert" and it was amazing. I'm back to being stuck on stupid when it comes to those! Better than a processed sweet treat, plus I can eat 1 or 2 and be content so portions aren't an issue. Either way, whatever I did, worked. It helped that I ate heavier/larger meal/snack at lunch and went lighter with just the ramen and halo orange for dinner. Wasn't super hungry after that, thankfully. Here's to another good day! Side note: I realized today I have to really pay attention how I place my feet on my scale. I didn't have my heel fully on the scan portion and I got 40% BF! I readjusted, did it again with my feet properly placed and I was at 33.1%, much closer to where I was yesterday. I will get this figured out. I did play with the settings on Libra and decided since I do these 10 day challenges, I will adjust my "smoothing" days to 10 days (it was at 14 days so I made it a bit more sensitive to each individual weight I input). It changed my goal date forecast from May 1st to April 6th! If that's not motivation to stay on track, I don't know what is.
This is not accurate, though I rather like seeing the number. Its a new low, even if its a false low. I definitely forgot to eat last night. I was trying to pack what I could (they said 3-6 weeks once I accept and we'd work that date out once I start the admin stuff like background check and drug testing). I wasn't even hungry, I was just drinking my water like normal while I buzzed around my house gathering unnecessary things to pack away. Once I realized it, it was about 20 minutes before I put myself to bed and said it wasn't worth it to eat right then and face a potential tummy ache. So I had a little treat this morning so I didn't zombie until lunch. I'll resume 8hr eating window tomorrow and eat lunch/dinner as normal today. I'll call today my "feasting" day since I get to eat all day. With that, I expect a bounce up tomorrow and I'll be perfectly okay with it. Lunch and dinner planned out with leftover chicken and rice soup that finally thawed. Have a protein shake for a snack for extra protein and satiation.
I was CONVINCED I'd be up today but I'm way down to another new low (2 days in a row?! What in the world...) I believe that is due to dehydration. I wasn't able to force myself to drink water like normal. I blame jitters and madness of everything going on. I was really carb heavy last night so I'm still quite surprised despite the water situation. Going to push water and eat normal today -- need to figure out dinner because that chicken and rice just doesn't seem appetizing (nothing wrong with it, but apparently my body and mind are teaming up against me to make me choose something else or starve rather than eat it). Oh well. I'll keep eating on it for lunch and hopefully finish it off this weekend. And maybe I'll bounce back up to a more comfortable number. This seems entirely too fast and unhealthy. Concerned its not body fat, but muscle wasting away on me
Day 3 in a row of new lows. Still concerned. Had some wine last night but not much to eat. I was entirely too busy packing. I really only have about 4 weeks (give or take a few days for actual moving since I have to coordinate with BF) to get things in line since I'm taking the kids down for spring break beginning of March. That's 1 week less I have to pack and get things ready. Drug test should be done today (as long as I get the email I need) and hopefully also the paperwork for the background check. I won't get the "official" letter to sign affirming I accept until after drug test and background check results get back. Only then can we finalize a start date and I can coordinate moving appropriately (trying to avoid a large pay gap between the 2 since I'm already struggling and have to pay my own move down). Its been a bit stressful and I'm assuming that's why the scale is down. Once things settle down, I'll be good. Hopefully I won't gain too much back when that happens
February 15, 2020 3:35PM
Weight 1/6 196.8
Goal weight 160
Starting the year off 10 pounds lighter than the last 2 years, so that's a plus. Ready to get this weight off for good this year!
R 101 SW 194.2 EW 189.8
R 102 SW 189.6 EW 190.2
R 103 SW 190.6 EW 189.8
02/07 187.4 Finally seeing some downward movement!
02/08 185.4 Going on a long walk today. Might have a glass of wine tonight..........
02/10 187.0 Walked 6 miles, but went out to dinner before Celine Dion concert. Had scallops and no dessert, but had wine.... It was worth it!!!
02/12 185.8 Hope to keep moving downward!
02/14 186.6 Went out to eat 2 nights in a row, so this isn't too bad. Today is Valentines Day, so another night out tonight. Also, have a work retreat today where they will be supplying breakfast and lunch.
02/15 186.2 Valentines and work retreat didn't throw me off too bad. Going for a long walk today. Hoping to finish this round strong........
February 15, 2020 3:42PM
Male, 59, 5'10"
Current weight: 371.6
Ultimate Goal: 185 lbs., but realistically 10-12% bodyfat.
R100 SW 388.5 EW 388.2
R101 SW 388.2 EW 387.1
R102 SW 387.1 EW 379.1
R103 SW 377.8 EW
02/07 - 371.6 - No change from yesterday. Slow and steady. I've lost almost 17 lbs. in the 4 weeks since starting this *Give me 10 days* challenge.
02/08 - 372.1 - A slight uptick, prolly from a little cheat day. Mom wanted a donut, so I bought one for myself. Put me very close to my caloric goal.
02/09 - 375.0 - Huge gain. I had an urge for pizza and cheesey bread. And ate most of it. If I start going down again over the next few days, I'm fine with the occasional splurge. If not, I may have to rethink the idea of a cheat day... at least to this degree.
02/10 - 373.8 - Coming back down after a really bad eating weekend. It's ok as long as it only happens very seldom.
02/11 - 372.8 - I'm staying with my initial thoughts that the occasional cheat day is ok, especially if it slows down a weight loss that is too rapid.
02/12 - 370.8 - Back to the downward trend. I might still make my goal to get under 370 before this round.
02/13 - 371.6 - I thought yesterday's drop was a bit much. So a 2-day drop of 1.2 seems more realistic. I'm good!
02/14 - 370.8 - Right direction again.
- It has to be stress. Job hunting sucks. Good thing is that I have 3 interviews this week.
February 15, 2020 3:45PM
Hi, I’m Karen and I’m in my 50’s
OSW-187 Sept. 2018
Gym weight lifting class 2 x week
Walk +/- 7 miles 3 x week. Goal Weight this Round: 160
Drink plenty of water, alcohol on weekends
2/7-164-Not bad after eating a steak last night. Big walk today
2/10-165-Heavy dinner, but back to walking today.
2/11-164-It’s amazing how much walking helps, both physically and mentally! I’m glad to be back with all of you!☕️😊
2/12-163-Pretty big walks and good eating.
2/13-162-Off to the gym and a walk later.
2/14-163Only time for the gym yesterday. A big walk today. Happy Valentines Day!!!❤️
2/15-161-Ate light yesterday, passed on dinner out, for lunch out today instead. I wanted to get down to 160 this round.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
February 15, 2020 3:46PM
February 15, 2020 3:54PM
49 yo female, 5'6
Starting Weight 164.9 (2/1/20)
Original Starting Weight: 193 (7/16)
Lowest weight: 135 at one point in 2018 (135- too low for me)
I used to do this challenge. After I stopped logging, last summer, I gained quite a bit. So here I am again.
02/14 no scale-overnight for Disneyland day
February 15, 2020 4:06PM
-My husband worked for a company for 25 years and the bonus and termination dates make you realize that nice guys finish last. My advice to you is: do what makes you able to take the kids to see their dad and gets you the most money doing it. It doesn’t matter if you need to give your notice over the phone, you need to think of yourself first, darling!
Good Luck, we are all pulling for you!!!💚 Karen
February 15, 2020 4:07PM
Female 5’0” Age 69.9 years
Started Keto WOE 7/17/17 (mid-Rnd 10)
*Travel - no scale part of the time
Weight on 1/17/17 174.5
OGW 137 (set by WW 2008)
UGW 125 (HS weight 1968)
SW Rnd 7 167 AW 165.8
SW Rnd 8 168* AW 166.1
SW Rnd 9 164.5* AW 165.5
SW Rnd 10 167 AW 165.3 Start Keto
SW Rnd 11 163 AW 163.5h
SW Rnd 12 162.5 AW 160.2
SW Rnd 13 159.5 AW 159.1
SW Rnd 14 158.5 AW 158.9
SW Rnd 15 158 AW 157.25
SW Rnd 16 156 AW 155.9
SW Rnd 17 155.5 AW 156.5
SW Rnd 18 157.5 AW 156.15
SW Rnd 19 155.5 AW 1
SW Rnd 20 155.5* AW 155
SW Rnd 21 154.5 AW 152.15
SW Rnd 22 152.5 AW 152.2
SW Rnd 23 151 AW 150.2
SW Rnd 24 150 AW 148.8
SW Rnd 25 147.5 AW 147.3
SW Rnd 26 148.5 AW 145.4
SW Rnd 27 146* AW 144.72
SW Rnd 28 145* AW 145.5
SW Rnd 29 146.5 AW 145.8
SW Rnd 30 146 AW 145.65
SW Rnd 31 146.5 AW 144.45
SW Rnd 32 144.5 AW 143.3
SW Rnd 33 141.5 AW 140.6
SW Rnd 34 140.0 AW 140.75
SW Rnd 35 139.5 AW 139.25
SW Rnd 36 138.5 AW 138.85
SW Rnd 37 139.0 AW 138.2
SW Rnd 38 139.5* AW 136.9
SW Rnd 39 137.0* No end/avg weight
SW Rnd 40 ???.?* 5 day avg 137.6
SW Rnd 41 137.5 AW 138.2
SW Rnd 42 my 36 138.0 AW 136.15
SW Rnd 43 136.5 AW 135.5
SW Rnd 44 133.5 AW 134.55
SW Rnd 45 134.0 AW 134.35
SW Rnd 46* 133.5 AW 133.28 (9 Days)
SW Rnd 47* 133.5 AW 133.0 (9 Days)
SW Rnd 48 133.5 AW 134.05
SW Rnd 49 134.0 AW 133.85
SW Rnd 50* 134.5 AW 134.6 (9 Days)
SW Rnd 51* 133.5 No scale on ship
SW Rnd 52* 134.0 AW 133.42 (6 Days)
SW Rnd 53 131.5 AW 131.9
SW Rnd 54 131.0 AW 131.6
SW Rnd 55* 131.5 AW 129.66
SW Rnd 56* 128.5 AW 130.7
SW Rnd 57 131.5 AW 130.85
SW Rnd 58 my52 131.0 AW 130.6
SW Rnd 59 132.0 AW 131.3
SW Rnd 60 131.5 AW 131.85
SW Rnd 61 130.0 AW 132.4
SW Rnd 62 132.0 AW 131.6
SW Rnd 63 132.5 AW 131.55
SW Rnd 64 131.5 AW 130.65
SW Rnd 65 129.5 AW 129.2
SW Rnd 66 129.0 AW 128.75
SW Rnd 67 128.0 AW 128.65
SW Rnd 68* 129.0 AW 129.41 (6 days)
SW Rnd 69* 131.0 (only 1 day left) AW 131.25
SW Rnd 70 131.5 AW 129.5
SW Rnd 71 129.0 AW 128.25
SW Rnd 72 128.0. AW 128.8
SW Rnd 73 129.5 AW 129.5
SW Rnd 74 128.5 AW 127.9
SW Rnd 75 126.5 AW 126.0
SW Rnd 76* 126.0 AW 123.36(7 days
SW Rnd 77 SW 125.0 AW 125.7
SW Rnd 78 125.5 AW 125.1
SW Rnd 79 125.0 AW 124.0
SW Rnd 80 SW 124.0 AW 123.3
SW RND 81 124.0 AW 124.65
SW Rnd 82 125.5 AW 124.35
SW Rnd 83 123.0 AW 121.75
SW Rnd 84 121.0 AW 120.95
SW Rnd 85 120.5 AW 120.5
SW Rnd 86 120.5 AW 121.15
SW Rnd 87* 121.0 ended on travel
SW Rnd 88* 122.0 on 9/1 AW 121.75
SW Rnd 89 120.5 AW 121.21
SW Rnd 90 122.0 AW 121.35
SW Rnd 91 121.0 AW 120.2
SW Rnd 92 121.5 AW 120.9
SW Rnd 93 120.5 AW 120.45
SW Rnd 94 119.5 AW 121.45
SW Rnd 95 123.5 AW 122.4
SW Rnd 96 122.0 AW 121.6
SW Rnd 97 121.0 AW 120.22
SW Rnd **98 119.0 Travel NWIs
SW Rnd **99(late) 126.5 😮 AW 123.79
SW Rnd 100 121.0 AW 121.75
SW Rnd 101 121.0 AW 120.95
SW Rnd 102 120.5 AW 121.05
SW Rnd 103 121.5 AW 121.05
SW Rnd 104 120.0
We ALL have good rounds and bad but that is part of life. Don’t stay away, stay accountable. We don’t judge, we support.-Jpv,2/13/19
What we need to succeed is a sustainable way of eating, not a DIET we go on and off.
This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE.
Rnd 104 SW 120.0 (My 99th round!)
2/8 121.0 Lun-ner yesterday at Golden Corral, guild board (bored!) meeting this morning
2/9 120.0 May go to champagne brunch with DH. Must not drink ALL of the champagne! 10:30AM and he’s still asleep. Wish I could do that!
2/10 120.0 We finally went to brunch at noon. That was my OMAD. Water, coffee and 2 glasses of champagne. I slept until 8 this morning - 8 hours 22 minutes! My one hour inactivity warning chirped 5 minutes after I got out of bed! Should have been jogging in my sleep!
2/11 120.5 Amy and I did the seated row and my back was aching last night but today nothing hurts. So, yay???
2/13 121.5 Greek salad for lun-ner after a good workout yesterday. I have the other half for lunch today.
2/14 121.0 Happy Valentine’s Day (and Happy sweet 16 to our youngest granddaughter) This is just another day in our house, my birthday is coming up.
2/15 122.0 We went to the movies, got popcorn and we ate the WHOLE thing! First popcorn in almost 3 years. I’m okay with it, I know it’s temporary. Valentine potluck tonight so am relatively certain I will be up tomorrow. I’m making keto lasagna so at least that will be on my plan!
February 15, 2020 4:07PM
Round 104, 21st Round for Me
Starting Weight: 276.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 274.8 lbs
278.1 lbs (+1.3) … expected an uptick here as I had lost about 5lb over the past couple days. Still not too bad.
279.9 lbs (+1.8) … another expected uptick. Had a nice date night and was perfectly within budget, but then my wife and I decided we’d play drunken video games together so I wound up having another 5 beers late into the evening. Whatever this is is temporary and should fall off within the next couple days. Sometimes you just have to live a little
While I’ve set 274.8 as a goal for this round (I always choose my goal to be 2 lb less), I’ll be completely happy if I end around my round start weight… since last round ended with a dramatic drop in weight.
278.9 lbs (-1.0) … down a bit. Planning on eating pretty light today, which should help me drop some more.
279.6 lbs (+0.7) … hrm. Cooperate already, body. Despite eating really light yesterday and staying fairly active doing housework, I still wound up with a gain on the scale. Oh well. Still very happy about the inches I’ve dropped around my waist over the past week and a half.
278.3 lbs (-1.3) … this is what I want to see. More of this. I was finally able to replace my defective VR headset (been out of commision since Thanksgiving!) and got back to one workout that I love -- Beat Saber. Played a couple hours last night.
277.3 lbs (-1.0) … Three hours of VR last night no doubt made this drop possible. Played another 2 hours of Beat Saber and one of Superhot VR. Finally beat the latter. It was pretty challenging. Wound up with about 14,000 steps between walking and moving all over the living room while playing in VR.
(obviously not me in the video, but this is Beat Saber for those unfamiliar with it)
278.2 lbs (+0.9) … Up a little. I had planned to get in some more VR activity last night, but I wound up feeling so tired that I went to bed early instead. I probably wouldn’t have eaten as much as I did if I had foreseen that. Oh well. Still got in a 2.5 mile walk yesterday afternoon and about a half hour of Beat Saber.
278.7 lbs (+0.5) … 3 miles walking yesterday and about 2 hours of low intensity VR yesterday. I’m guessing this uptick is sodium-related, as I think yesterday was particularly sodium heavy. Happy Valentine’s Day, all.
277.3 lbs (-1.4) … I didn’t eat super great yesterday, so this surprised me a little. I’m sure a good chunk of it was my blood donation yesterday -- which I’ve read typically weighs about a pound. I’m still happy about the extra .4 though!
Challenge delta: +0.5 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 109.3 lbs
Me and My Goals
39, male, 5'8
Original Starting Weight: 386.6 lbs, 1/1/2019
Long term Goal Weight: 186.6 lbs
My jgm10d History
R84: 319.3 (+0.5)
R85: 314.7 (-4.6)
R86: 311.5 (-3.2)
R87: 309.7 (-1.8)
R88: 307.8 (-1.9)
R89: 303.1 (-4.7)
R90: 299.1 (-4.0)
R91: 298.1 (-1.0)
R92: 297.1 (-1.0)
R93: 290.6 (-6.5)
R94: 291.0 (+0.4)
R95: 286.9 (-4.1)
R96: 283.2 (-3.7)
R97: 283.6 (+0.4)
R98: 284.0 (+0.4)
R99: 289.6 (+5.6) maintenance round
R100: 285.0 (-4.6)
R101: 283.2 (-1.8)
R102: 281.2 (-2.0)
R103: 276.8 (-4.4)
February 15, 2020 4:10PM
Round 104 (my 5th) - So excited for a new round!!
Started MFP 12/27/19 - Heaviest Weight Ever - 186.0
(actually 12 days - includes the 2 initial days on MFP)
Round 104 Start Weight 02/06:
Row 30m /
Row 30m /
Row 30m /
02/11 - out of town (1500 calories - walked a lot, no other tracking)
02/12 - out of town (???? calories - no exercise, no other tracking)
Hit all goals last
Begin Fast 5:30PM /
Row 30min /
Row 30min /
Finally a new low! I've been waiting for this since 1/26!
Okay, let the bouncing back and forth begin - but glad to see it today regardless!
Round 104 Goal: Hit 174.8 again after hitting it Jan 26.
Short-term goal - back into the 160's!
Daily Tracking from start of MFP
12/27 - 186.0
(Joined My Fitness Pal)
12/28 - 185.2
12/29 - 183.9
12/30 - 182.7
12/31 - 181.0
01/01 - 180.6
01/02 - 180.1
01/03 - 179.9
01/05 - 179.1
01/06 - 179.3
01/07 - 178.4
01/08 - 178.7
01/09 - 178.7
01/10 - 177.9
01/11 - 177.7
01/12 - 177.8
01/13 - 177.5
01/14 - 176.8
01/15 - 176.6
01/16 - 176.6
01/17 - 176.5
01/18 - 176.0
01/19 - 176.0
01/20 - 177.0
01/21 - 177.0
01/22 - 175.9
01/23 - 175.0
01/24 - 175.4
01/25 - 175.2
01/26 - 174.8
01/27 - 175.0
01/28 - DNW - Out of Town
01/29 - DNW - Out of Town
01/30 - DNW - Out of Town
01/31 - DNW - Out of Town
02/01 - DNW - Out of Town
02/02 - 176.4
02/03 - 175.3
02/04 - 175.5
02/05 - DNW - Forgot
02/06 - 177.5
02/07 - 176.8
02/08 - 176.1
02/09 - 175.9
02/10 - 175.2
02/11 - Out of Town
02/12 - Out of Town
02/13 - DNW
02/14 - DNW
02/15 - 174.7 New Low
Total - 10.8 lbs
February 15, 2020 4:24PM
Hey everyone! I took a long break from these challenges, but I've continued to weigh in daily on Happy Scale and celebrated my small victories to myself lol. However, since I was hospitalized late last year for something that could've taken my life, I've been having trouble losing weight! I think my body has been trying to recuperate after that and plus I got the flu and sinusitis on Christmas and I'm still taking meds from that to this day. I want to have some additional accountability to get these extra 6ish pounds off that I've been struggling with for 4 months now since I was hospitalized!
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Next Mini Goal: 173.0 lbs
GW: 141.0 lbs
R104: SW 182.6
02/07: 182.6 (I gained 0.2 pounds from last week! I have lost inches, and my smallest jeans are starting to get baggy but the scale has increased. TOM is coming on Sunday so I know that’s why. I did an intense kickboxing class last night and ate some potato corn chowder for dinner last night!)
02/08: 184.2 (I save some calories for the weekend and last night I made a homemade cheeseburger and some baked French fries. I’m guessing that was a TOM craving 😂. No workout yesterday since it was my rest day!)
02/09: 185.8 (TOM came yesterday afternoon as I expected. I did not workout yesterday as it was my second rest day and ran some errands. I had a bean burrito for dinner last night and relaxed!)
02/10: 185.6 (A slight tick downwards. I’m hoping for a lot of weight down this week! Let’s see how it goes! I did a Zumba workout at home for an hour and I had some roasted pork loin, green beans and salad for dinner last night.)
02/11: 181.8 (Umm what happened? 😂 this kind of shocked me! I think it’s the most weight I’ve lost after/during a cycle. I had gained 2 weeks back to back because of my cycle. I’m hoping it goes back to normal! I did a Zumba class at the gym last night and ate honey garlic chicken breast, rice, asparagus and grapes for dinner!)
02/12: 180.4 (I think I’m dreaming! I’ve been struggling for months and I guess I just had to come back to this group for my weight to budge. Only 4.4 pounds left until I get to the lowest weight since my hospitalization. Anyway, I did a 1 hour kickboxing class at the gym and I had Caesar salad and a slice of broccoli cheddar chicken pot pie for dinner!)
02/13: 180.8 (Not bad! I usually gain on Thursday’s because I do a Power Circuit class at the gym and I’m sore the next day from all the lunges and weight training. I had a very good food day yesterday and ate to plan.)
02/14: 179.8 (it’s my official weigh in and the first time I’m seeing the 170’s in 2020! Since last Friday, I lost 20.8 pounds. I’m so happy I got through this horrible stretch of time! I did a kickboxing class at the gym and ate to plan. Happy Friday everyone!
02/15: 179.8 (I always gain on a Friday into Saturday but this is a very nice change to maintain from yesterday. I did not work out yesterday as it was one of my rest days and ate to plan. I made cinnamon sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting and it was soooo good. I only had one though for 266 calories!)
February 15, 2020 4:40PM
Female 59, 5'3"
MFP start October 28.18 - 191
Round 95 - Nov 09 - 18.19 EW 158.4
Round 96 - Nov 19 - 28.19 EW 158.4
Round 97 - Nov 29 - Dec 08.19 EW 157.5
Round 98 - Dec 09 - Dec 18.19 EW 159.0
Round 99 - Dec 19 - Dec 28.19 EW 161.8
Round 100 – Dec 29.19 – Jan 07.20 EW 159.8
Round 101 - Jan 08 - Jan 17 EW 159.7
Round 102 - Jan 18- 27.20 - EW 160.1
Round 103 Jan 28 Feb 06.20 - EW 158.1
02/07 - 157.4
589 calories left over on the tracker
02/08 - 155.9
673 calories left over on the tracker
02/09 - 157.9 - A little disappointed to see a 2 pound jump over night, but happy to have hit that new low yesterday. Going to stay the course.
557 calories left over on the tracker
02/10 - 157.4
350 left over in calories - less workouts than usual
02/11 - 158.2
Negative 475 - calories over
02/12 - 159.6 - I did expend a great deal of calories yesterday, but also ate a lot.
240 calories left over
02/13 - 158.8 - That will teach me to have a nice dinner once in awhile lol. Hopefully I work the rest of that off by tomorrow.
722 calories left over - my calories left over are based on 1200 calories per day, so I achieve those left over calories by exercise.
02/14 - 157.7 - I would really like to be below my start weight at the end of the 10 days, but tomorrow's festivities are going to impact my Day 10 weigh-in. I will work out lots today to hopefully start tomorrow weighing less than today.
1,055 calories left over (lots of activity). 3711 burned above and beyond in 8 days, so at least a pound. I have found out that I don't lose weight at all if I don't achieve this sort of deficit.
02/15 - 156.3 - Tomorrow could be a different story since I have indulgence planned for later today. I will be sure to get lots of workouts in first.
February 15, 2020 4:44PM
58 yrs. 4'11" or less...
SW: 160 lbs.
SW Round 97 (my 1st): 156 lbs
UGW: 98 lbs (subject to change)
R97 (1st for me) SW 156 EW 157.8 (+ 1.8 lbs)
R98 (my 2nd) SW 157.8 EW 156.8 (-1 lb)
R99 (my 3rd) SW 156.8 EW 155.6 (-1.2 lbs)
R100 (my 4th) SW: 155.6 EW 155.6 (stayed the same)
R101 (my 5th) SW: 156.8 EW 156.8 (stayed the same)
R102 (my 6th) SW: 156.8 EW 157.8 (+ 1 lb)
R103 (my 7th) SW: 157.8 EW 158 (+ .2 lbs)
February 15, 2020 4:52PM
Thank you for that insight. I don't need the bonus and cancelling the vacation means the kids don't see their dad for 4 more months (it's been 3 months already) and I ruin the mom and her husband's plans/anniversary as they then have the kids for that week with no school. I trust my boss wouldn't cancel my bonus -- he's a good guy -- but the company would JUMP at any opportunity to keep the money from me. The concern is that they will terminate me early knowing if they allow me to work until my stated "last day" they have to pay out bonus. So I could give notice and the company force my boss to tell me to get lost before the required date to pay out bonus. It's not about the bonus for me, it's about the potential employment gap due to the company's greed and wanting avoid paying out. I couldn't care less if my bonus was $2000 or $2 (though it'd help pay off debt faster I don't NEED it), I just want to avoid a large employment gap and not have the money to pay my bills all because of their greed. I guess I should've explained that better. Hopefully that helps you understand. I'm watching my coworker go through it right now -- they told her her last day would be the week before bonus payout to avoid paying her. Luckily her new job was willing to give her a sign on bonus to make up for it and moved her start date up to avoid employment gap. Mine cannot as they only have new hire orientation days (start dates) on specific days so I have to be a little more careful.
Even if he could match the salary to keep me, he couldn't match the benefits package, incentive packages, educational/career advancement opportunities, and location. The only thing the new place doesn't have that my current job does is a matching 401k percentage. The new company has a deferred benefit plan instead. I already have a Roth IRA so I'll just resume contributions to that and not worry about company match. It's not a big concern for me. I've been working hard for almost a decade to get ahead on retirement planning while I knew I could in case something happened and I had to put contributions on hold. This way I just have to put contributions in myself (instead of automatically coming out of my paycheck) but I can continue and I still feel ahead of the game.
February 15, 2020 4:54PM
edited February 2020
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 59 YEARS
& FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 62 FOR ME.
“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”
– William Londen
Highest weight ever (2014/2015): 253
Original starting weight for this current journey : (1-11-2018) 235.0
R103 EW= 192.1
R104 EW= TBD
Current New Goals:
Short Term Goal: To weigh less at the end of this round than I did at the end of the last round.
Final goal: 145-155. We’ll see how I look & feel when I get there.
Walk 3 or more miles per day a minimum of 4 x per week. Do aerobic dancing at home a minimum of 3 x per week.
LOOK AND SEE HOW THE UPS & DOWNS OF MY JOURNEY JUST HELPS ME BE A STRONGER & MORE DETERMINED ME
Fuchsia is a Happy Weight Loss for me.
Blue is a sad weight gain.
Black is no change.
R43 through R53 (06/07/18 thru 09/24/18) =
(Ending weight 176.0)
R53 through R63 (09/24/18 thru 01/02/19) =
(Ending weight 185.5)
R63 through R73 (01/02/19 thru 04/12/19) =
(Ending weight 191.8)
R73 through R83 (04/12/19 thru 07/21/19) =
(Ending weight 195.4)
R83 through R93 (07/21/19 thru 10/29/19) =
(Ending weight 188.0)
R93 through R103 (10/29/19 thru 02/06/20) =
(Ending weight 192.1)
(Ending Weight xxxxx)
ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
Walked 83 minutes burning 516 extra calories. I burned 2746 Calories total for the day which is more than I ate I walked 7.3 Miles total for the day which was 17,243 Total Steps. 13/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 4 hours & 25 minutes but woke up refreshed
My last 5 morning fasting numbers including today’s are: 279, 259, 235, 217, 207. As I reduce my carbs my numbers get better, however, going too low causes the dangerous sugar drops I was experiencing after I got out of whack (after Christmas). Last night, I changed up my final meal after closing out so my carbs & cals were a bit higher than expected (I finished a leftover). Numbers as follows: 1526 Calories In / 2647 Calories Out. 87 Net Carbs. 13,868 Total Steps & 5.87 Total Miles. 11/13 Fitbit Step Hours. I slept 6 hours & 8 minutes and felt pretty good. I walked for 73 minutes at a very brisk pace for me and burned 597 extra calories. We shall see how further reductions in carbs & calories work for me at this stage.
No change on the scale but I’m not surprised because it was movie night with my son. I spent the evening making memories with him that belong to he and I only. One’s I hope he will never forget. My calories were good but my carbs still higher than I’d hoped but that is not surprising for movie night. My glucose was 203 this morning. Still dropping slightly but I have a long way to go. Doing it slowly as my body adjusts. Today I hope to keep it a little more low carb but it’s Valentine’s Day and anything can happen! Yesterday’s stats: 1646 Calories In / 2305 Calories Out (I ate back some of my exercise calories). 107 Net Carbs. 13,011 Total Steps & 5.51 Total Miles. 11/13 Fitbit Step Hours and I slept 5 hours & 4 minutes. I walked the school halls for 75 minutes burning 437 calories. A lot of interruptions at the school yesterday so it was a little more stop & go than I liked. Less speed & burn. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Enjoy your day and your evenings with those who matter most!
I had a surprise Valentine’s Day dinner out with DD#2 which came with a wonderful dessert. I did not expect it and I didn’t have the heart to say no. It was a set meal, no ordering so I enjoyed it but I did leave some food on my plate. At home I was given roses, cards, balloons and candy. Sheesh! It was a lovely day overall. School was closed at 1:00 but I managed to get in there before lock down and I walked for 120 minutes burning 674. It was at 3.0 which is a bit slower than I’d planned. However, an old friend walked with me and though I had to slow down a bit, it was nice to catch up. Over calorie and carb so my experiment was on hold for Valentine’s Day. I will try to be mindful and resume today.
February 15, 2020 5:41PM
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