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  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    cpnknight wrote: »
    jm216 wrote: »
    Hello Getting Fit at Fifty and Beyond friends!

    Today is the last day of September. It’s time to look at how far you’ve come and give yourself a little shout out. It can be Scale Victory or a NSV—Non Scale Victory—about how you feel, your accomplishments, whatever you’d like. You deserve a pat on the back!

    Jill🍂

    I would Jill but my way of operating is to do a full weights and measures report on the first Sunday of each month.
    At that point I can assess what I have or haven't done and set myself some new targets for the next month. I also now have access to a Tanita Body Composition Analyzer so I can get a read out on the Saturday that will give me some very accurate readings of what is going on...
    Roll on Sunday.....It's Weights and Measures day!

    Can’t wait to see your Sunday update. 👍😄
  • dew11252dew11252 Member, Premium Posts: 43 Member Member, Premium Posts: 43 Member
    End of month check-in....
    Down 7.8 lbs this month.
    Down 27.2 total.
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    dew11252 wrote: »
    End of month check-in....
    Down 7.8 lbs this month.
    Down 27.2 total.

    An excellent month for you then Dew.
    Well done.
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    dew11252 wrote: »
    End of month check-in....
    Down 7.8 lbs this month.
    Down 27.2 total.

    That’s incredible! 😁
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
  • hap2gohap2go Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    End of month (not too much to report since I just got back on the wagon this past week but here goes)

    SW 230
    CW 227

    exercised every day this week so far (four days in a row getting up at 5 AM to walk for an hour)
    logged my food every day this week so far

    Goals for this month

    continue with daily exercise
    continue with food diary
    GW 220 by month end

    hope to get there by doing a bit more meal planning/snack prep
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    Weights And Measures day tomorrow....
    After last weeks gain of nearly 2 lbs I must admit to being a bit apprehensive about tomorrows numbers.
    I was hoping to have the numbers from the gyms Tanita machine but apparently it is out of printout paper and no one there knew how to reload a new roll. Try again on Monday.
    Well, here's hoping for some good numbers!
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    It's Weights and Measures day today!

    What has the scaly beast got in store for us today. What has the last month been like in the "Battle of the Bulge".

    Here we go!
    Weekly stats
    Was 319lbs....now 314.4 lbs...A loss of 4.6 lbs

    Monthly Stats
    Weight was 327 lbs...now 314.4 lbs...A loss of 12.6 lbs
    Neck was 49 cm...now 49 cm...No change
    Waist was 134 cm...now 132 cm...A loss of 2 cm
    Chest was 136 cm...now 134 cm...A loss of 2 cm
    B.M.I. was 40.6...now 39.8...A loss of .8


    Monthly goals
    Lose 8 lbs...Smashed!
    Elliptic 20 miles...Exercise routine has changed but am now doing cardio in excess of 20 miles, so success.
    B.M.I. below 40...Success.

    All in all a very successful month.
    All goals met or smashed. Feeling really good looking at these numbers!

    Goals for October.
    Weight, I am 22st 6lb so I want to hit the 21st numbers.
    Start getting to the gym 3 times a week.
    Start planking and push ups at home on non gym days.
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    Less than stellar performance this week so no surprise that I’ve set myself back.

    Last week 197.4
    Today 198.8

    I know what I did (or didn’t do, as the case may be) and have no doubt this next week will be much better.

    Goals: leave the apple crisp (mostly) alone, water water water, and make walks happen.
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    daydrem_dw wrote: »
    Less than stellar performance this week so no surprise that I’ve set myself back.

    Last week 197.4
    Today 198.8

    I know what I did (or didn’t do, as the case may be) and have no doubt this next week will be much better.

    Goals: leave the apple crisp (mostly) alone, water water water, and make walks happen.

    Just over a pound is nothing to worry about. Get back on that wagon and keep rolling....
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    hap2go wrote: »
    End of month (not too much to report since I just got back on the wagon this past week but here goes)

    SW 230
    CW 227

    exercised every day this week so far (four days in a row getting up at 5 AM to walk for an hour)
    logged my food every day this week so far

    Goals for this month

    continue with daily exercise
    continue with food diary
    GW 220 by month end

    hope to get there by doing a bit more meal planning/snack prep

    Way to go! Nice loss and great goals. I just cut up 3 pounds of chicken and grilled it outside. I’m ready for the week. 😁
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    cpnknight wrote: »
    It's Weights and Measures day today!

    What has the scaly beast got in store for us today. What has the last month been like in the "Battle of the Bulge".

    Here we go!
    Weekly stats
    Was 319lbs....now 314.4 lbs...A loss of 4.6 lbs

    Monthly Stats
    Weight was 327 lbs...now 314.4 lbs...A loss of 12.6 lbs
    Neck was 49 cm...now 49 cm...No change
    Waist was 134 cm...now 132 cm...A loss of 2 cm
    Chest was 136 cm...now 134 cm...A loss of 2 cm
    B.M.I. was 40.6...now 39.8...A loss of .8


    Monthly goals
    Lose 8 lbs...Smashed!
    Elliptic 20 miles...Exercise routine has changed but am now doing cardio in excess of 20 miles, so success.
    B.M.I. below 40...Success.

    All in all a very successful month.
    All goals met or smashed. Feeling really good looking at these numbers!

    Goals for October.
    Weight, I am 22st 6lb so I want to hit the 21st numbers.
    Start getting to the gym 3 times a week.
    Start planking and push ups at home on non gym days.

    Way to go Tone!

    Great job smashing your goals!!
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    daydrem_dw wrote: »
    Less than stellar performance this week so no surprise that I’ve set myself back.

    Last week 197.4
    Today 198.8

    I know what I did (or didn’t do, as the case may be) and have no doubt this next week will be much better.

    Goals: leave the apple crisp (mostly) alone, water water water, and make walks happen.
    daydrem_dw wrote: »
    Less than stellar performance this week so no surprise that I’ve set myself back.

    Last week 197.4
    Today 198.8

    I know what I did (or didn’t do, as the case may be) and have no doubt this next week will be much better.

    Goals: leave the apple crisp (mostly) alone, water water water, and make walks happen.

    Just a small blip week. I had mine last week. It’s logged and acknowledged. Time to start a new week. 👍
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    Check in day! 🍃🍂

    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5
    9/13-212.0
    9/20-213.2
    9/27-212.9
    10/4-211.4

    Down 1.5 pounds this week! Feeling good!
    Meal planning and logging were my friends this week. ❤️

    Jill
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Check in day! 🍃🍂

    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5
    9/13-212.0
    9/20-213.2
    9/27-212.9
    10/4-211.4

    Down 1.5 pounds this week! Feeling good!
    Meal planning and logging were my friends this week. ❤️

    Jill

    Well done Jill.
    The odd blip along the way is no big deal as long as we keep the trend on a downward slope!
  • donorgoal2014donorgoal2014 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Hi! I've been on and off mfp for years. I am 5'4" and 212 lbs. Way to short to comfortably carry that much. I became a vegan in 2017 and then started my transition to WFPB in 2019. In spite of regular exercise and keeping my intake under 1700cal I have put on 20 lbs since doing cardiac rehab in March of last year. I gave up sugar at the beginning of September ( that was my last unhealthy habit to release). I watched 4 lbs come off easily and then a jump of 5lb back up and currently at 212.
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,727 Member Member Posts: 1,727 Member
    Hi! I've been on and off mfp for years. I am 5'4" and 212 lbs. Way to short to comfortably carry that much. I became a vegan in 2017 and then started my transition to WFPB in 2019. In spite of regular exercise and keeping my intake under 1700cal I have put on 20 lbs since doing cardiac rehab in March of last year. I gave up sugar at the beginning of September ( that was my last unhealthy habit to release). I watched 4 lbs come off easily and then a jump of 5lb back up and currently at 212.

    Welcome! We’re glad to have you here!

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is WFPB?
    I am by no means an expert but
    Maybe change your calorie intake to 1600 to 1650 calories for 2 weeks and see what that does. The great thing about logging is that you can see what works and what needs to be tweaked. We can figure this out together. 👍

    Jill
  • hap2gohap2go Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    started my transition to WFPB in 2019.

    Also dont know whats WFPB?

    Worked a wedding Saturday (not sure how to enter THAT exercise?) so Sunday was my total go off the rails cheat day. I logged everything anyway (yikes) but it actually wasnt too awful. Back on the wagon today.

    Recipe question - I make a family favorite dish with peanut butter but I use almost a whole cup of peanut butter which puts this dish in the high 900 per serving (double yikes) WHat's a better way to make this so its not so high in calories?

  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 17,119 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,119 Member
    WFPB = Whole Foods Plant Based. The term is used somewhat losely (some say they eat that way while including *small* amounts of meat/fish/dairy). Usually it means entirely plant-sourced eating however. The "whole foods" part implies that the person is not eating lots of plant-sourced but highly-processed foods (some of the fake meats, plant-based so-called "junk foods", etc.). It's distinct from vegan in that (1) vegans may include lots of highly-processed foods, and more importantly (2) strictly speaking, vegan goes beyond just eating habits to imply a lifestyle that avoids exploiting animals as much as possible - no leather or other animal sources clothing, for example.

    For clarity: I'm none of the above. I'm a long-term ovo-lacto (egg & dairy eating) vegetarian, who eats mostly simple traditional foods, but is not deeply worried about including some processed foods.
    hap2go wrote: »
    started my transition to WFPB in 2019.

    Also dont know whats WFPB?

    Worked a wedding Saturday (not sure how to enter THAT exercise?) so Sunday was my total go off the rails cheat day. I logged everything anyway (yikes) but it actually wasnt too awful. Back on the wagon today.

    Recipe question - I make a family favorite dish with peanut butter but I use almost a whole cup of peanut butter which puts this dish in the high 900 per serving (double yikes) WHat's a better way to make this so its not so high in calories?

    You could try variations on the recipe to use peanut butter powder (like PB2 or PBFit - there are others) or defatted peanut flour. For sure, the recipe would likely require other changes because for most things, cutting fat content by a lot would make quite a difference. Since you don't mention what general thing the recipe is (baked goods, BBQ sauce or dip, etc.) I won't try to guess what changes might be needed.
  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    I hope you will all forgive my indulgence.
    After 90 days of calorie counting, exercising and making healthier food choices I am really, really happy to see this graph looking like this.
    I am closing in on the 300 lbs barrier, it is a weight that I haven't seen in well over a decade!
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    edited October 5
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