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  • alwaysgreen17alwaysgreen17 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    Hi, all! I welcome any and all to add me as a MFP friend. I'm ready to re-commit to a healthier lifestyle!

    I'm 4'9" and 34 years old so a few extra pounds make me look "stout".
    I LOVE food and I've been indulging too much for too long. Would especially love open diaries to get ideas on how to keep in control.
    I am also on Fitbit so if you want to do step challenges, hit me up!

    Let's motivate each other!
  • EverydayforwardEverydayforward Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Hello All! Looking for accountability friends as I continue on my weight loss journey. Prior to starting this I looked on the scale and saw the highest number I’ve ever seen for myself. It’s weird because it all happens gradually, especially with the stress of pandemic times.

    Counting today, I have lost a total of 10 lbs. I’m really happy but also know I’m at such a high weight that I have so much more to go. I am going to continue what has been working for me (high volume, calorie deficit eating with at least 3 days of exercise). It feels good to have a place to talk about this because I’ve been embarrassed and have only one close friend who has seen how much weight I’ve gained.

    Here’s to moving forward!
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    @Antara_Kld I agree, in my head I KNOW what to do, but actually doing in everyday.. I struggle. Like last night OH NO, I tripped and fell last night... smack dab into a bowl of chips and salsa.. .and well actually also into rice, beans, taco and a small burrito. With that.. .my weight was up today.. ugh!!!! The price I paid.
    I don't think I look THAT bad, just not where I want to be. I need to lose, like you, 30lbs.

    So, Antara, lets get busy and do right, choose right today!

    OH my.. Exactly!!! I justified that I can open a bag of chips and just eat 10....🤣🤣🤣🤣 Of that's not the case... And once I started, I continued with chicken kung pao,since I had already fallen off the wagon...
    Today, so far so good. I am thinking of calling it an early night.. If I am sleeping, I am not snacking, right??? 😅
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    @beshamama Does it work, not buying your favorite snacks??? Perhaps, I will '' retire '' 'the snacks in the cupboard, at least for a time, when I am over thinking about them... I thought it was healthier to resist temptation, that to exclude snacks completely from my life and eating habits, but perhaps I am not ready for that yet...
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    @kiay131982 congrats on the 4 on 4 workouts!!! And let's find that mindset together!! If I go for the training tomorrow it will be the fifth this week.. I am not into big power mode workouts, - baby steps - I am afraid of injuries, and my back and are are prone to them!!! I am contend for now just to keep moving onward!!

    And I'm certain you will get that muscle tone back!!! 💪
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    @Everydayforward congrats on your weight loss!! Taking the first step and acknowledging the state I was, was the hardest part for me.. Even though I knew I had taken on weight, since the clothes didn't quit fit, I refused to get on a scale. When I finally got on, I saw a number that I never thought I would reach. It all happened so gradually... And the embarrassment, the loathing, just made not wanting to interact with people, justifying it by saying that I first need to lose the weight and then I will continue with my social life... A BIG NO NO...

  • PatriceFitnessPalPatriceFitnessPal Member Posts: 205 Member Member Posts: 205 Member
    @Antara_Kld, @kelynette, @alwaysgreen17, and @Everydayforward - WELCOME! It’s good to have you here! Somehow, I missed greeting @bellfamily6109 and @sheakatherine23 so a belated welcome to you, too!

    I’m older than you but I identified with your story @Antara_Kld and joined when I had about 30 pounds to lose, too. I’m about 5-10 pounds from my goal now because I’d like to have a little ‘wiggle room’ before focusing on maintaining a steady balance of nutrition and fitness.

    @kelynette - I often look back at older pictures and wonder why I didn’t feel happy with the way I looked at the time. In retrospect, I always have a more favorable view of myself so maybe it would help to reflect on what your future self will think about the way you are living life now. Wishing everyone self-compassion as we strive for continuous improvement. We’re always a work in progress so I’m going to try to enjoy the feel of the clay in my hands as I shape it. Who knows, maybe old lady skin tags will be a popular thing on Mars and I’ll set a new trend. 😂

    Wednesday is my weigh in day and I was at 133 so I didn’t change too much but I fluctuated a pound or two higher/ lower during the week. My MFP weekly nutrition data showed a higher sodium amount (+250mg) and my macros were a bit off balance (-5% protein and +5% carbs) but my daily calorie average wasn’t as bad as I imagined. It looked like a bell curve, peaking over the holiday weekend, but only 91 calories per day over target so I guess that’s basically maintenance level. I still need to get a better handle on eating ‘cleaner’ with more fruit and vegetables but I can live with the results this week. I’ll just need to be cautious when businesses opens up again and I find myself in more social situations focused on food and drinking. I’ve been trying to build a regular habit of meeting a friend for walks but we haven’t been as consistent as I’d hoped.

    My goals this week are:
    (1) Add more natural and nutritious calories to replace current afternoon snack and carb-heavy dinners (e.g., apple sauce instead of cheese and crackers, replace rice or potato with a green vegetable or salad at dinner);
    (2) Continue the decluttering project; and
    (3) Sign up for at least one rowing outing this week.

    I mailed some packages last week so I finally had a breakthrough with my goal of reaching out to friends and family more regularly. Thank you to @kiay131982 for the gentle nudge! I’d like to keep the momentum going there... Have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend, everyone!
    edited April 9
  • PatriceFitnessPalPatriceFitnessPal Member Posts: 205 Member Member Posts: 205 Member
    RandJ6280 wrote: »
    I tripped and fell last night... smack dab into a bowl of chips and salsa.. .and well actually also into rice, beans, taco and a small burrito.

    😂🤣😅🤣 - I like your sense of humor. Today’s a clean slate so no worries. Just watch your step.
  • renaegryrenaegry Member, Premium Posts: 1,071 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,071 Member
    Well I stuck to my word. 48 min walk burning 322 cals doing 5 km. Avg pace was 9’29”
  • beshamamabeshamama Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member
    @Antara_Kld Ir I know myself and I know that having a bag of chips that I love will be gobbled up in like 2 days....by mostly me 🤣 I tried to just set aside my allotted snacks(a serving size) but once it was gone I did not have the willpower to leave the chips alone!
  • renaegryrenaegry Member, Premium Posts: 1,071 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,071 Member
    I am also bad if there is something in the house like that I will eat till they are gone

    Today’s plan is 45 min brisk walk on treadmill at 4.0 mph. Way to windy and chilly this morning to get outside.
  • LonelyAdiposeLonelyAdipose Member Posts: 43 Member Member Posts: 43 Member
    Hello. I'm also sending a support system in my weight loss journey so I would love to find other females looking for accountability buddies!

    I'm 35, 240, and looking to drop 90 lbs,
    edited April 9
  • ladychr0nicladychr0nic Member Posts: 68 Member Member Posts: 68 Member
    Hello all. Good to see everyone killin it!! One day at a time, we can do this :)

    I've been doing pretty good. Excited to get active with my pup today and go on a big walk. Trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight. I've taken over the kitchen in my house and I'm actually really enjoying it! I made a yummy vegetable curry yesterday which turned out really good. I had to eat light during the day to be able to enjoy some naan bread. Totally worth it. I can't believe how many calories those are! I used to eat so many when I had Indian food. Times have definitely changed and I'm not even mad about it. Definitely loving this new way of eating. I feel so much more in control of my intake and feel so good when you see the scale move in the right direction. I am enjoying weighing in everyday, it definitely helps keep me on track. I can see when I'm up a little bit and make adjustments for the day.

    I hope everyone has a good weekend!
  • beshamamabeshamama Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member
    Weekend goals:
    *Easy on the booze
    * continue to exercise
    * Don’t forget to log food

    Hope you all have a great weekend!
  • musikalmami237musikalmami237 Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    Hi everyone! Please feel free to add me 😊 I've lost 45 lb in the past while using mfp. However I wasn't very good at maintenance (became lazy and complacent) and gained it all back plus more. Recently I've lost 23 pounds and still have about 30 to go. Love having women accountability partners so please feel free to add me if you'd like!
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    @ladychr0nic OH!! Walks with pups are the best!!! Congrats on taking control of your kitchen and leading your scale to the right direction!!! Keep up!! Make something yummy!!! :)
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    @beshamama I will play as well!!
    Weekend goals :
    Walking instead of driving
    Last meal before 21.00
    At least 2 litres of water per day!!
  • Antara_KldAntara_Kld Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    @musikalmami237 oh yeah!! I think maintaining the weight loss might be more difficult than losing the actual weight!! Every time I am within the scope of the desired weight, somehow I gain it all back
    .. With a bonus!! This time I will try it with partners in crime... meaning the mfp community!! Let's go!!
  • beshamamabeshamama Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member Member, Premium Posts: 225 Member
    I caved and bought a soda stream today. I am in love with it!! So far have made root beer and just sugar free strawberry flavored water. I like how you can adjust the soda syrup to make it be not as sweet. My girls thought it was Xmas again today! They love it as much as I do! This will be super helpful for my wanting to curb my booze intake. Some nights I just want something with a bit of fizz and buying the same old flavors in the can was getting boring 🤣

  • manny08phsmanny08phs Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member
    It would be nice to see other people in my feed working towards their goals as well. Most of my friends on here are inactive. Hmu if you want a new friend!
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