holdthefries wrote: »
53 years old
Starting Weight: 238
Lowest Weight: 130
GW for August 31st: 230
I'm new to this group but not new to MFP. About 7 years ago I lost about 55 pounds on MFP by tracking and by joining a group with weekly weigh ins that helped keep me accountable and focused. I really enjoyed the ritual of checking in with others and following their progress and found that I did really well this way. So here i am again. I'm glad I found this group.
My extra weight used to mostly be a burden to me superficially in terms of appearance and attractiveness but now that I'm older I'm feeling that burden much more physically as well. My knees and hips are sore. I huff and puff up stairs. I lack energy and focus. I don't sleep as well as I used to. I feel depleted and foggy a lot of the time. I worry I might be prediabetic. I worry about what extra weight will do to my heart health. And THIS I really need to change.
I want to be more active. I want to be able to participate in hikes with my family and add more strenuous exercise to my life. I want to feel more physically and mentally alert. I want to feel awake and present and grateful for my life. I want to break old habits and start new healthier ones. I want to wear clothes that I like and not chose them simply to cover my big body. I feel like it will take me a little over a year to reach most of my goals. I would ultimately like to lose 100 pounds. That would put me at around 140 lbs. A weight I was comfortable with right up to my late thirties. I know that's a big number and I plan to take it one week at a time. So here I am. Week one.
This month I aim to :
🌻 walk for 60 minutes 12 times this month
🌻 log in every day
🌻 stay under 1500 calories a day for the month of August
🌻 not snack after 7 pm
🌻 drink only water, tea, coffee and 2 glasses of champagne this month (It's my birthday month so ya!)
Byrdsgran wrote: »
Jan aka/ Byrdsgran
66 years old
Original Starting Weight: 274
Current Starting Weight: 235
First Goal: 199
GW for August 31st: a loss
6000 steps minimum 3 times a week
30 minute walks 3 times a week
30 minute in home exercise 3 times a week
I Have belonged to My Fitness Pal for years, but as with everything healthy, I immediately lost interest. Until now that is.
I am fed up with being over weight, arthritic, inactive and BORED.. I joined Planet Fitness last year and have never stepped into the building.. My schedule was a factor for the past two years, but lethargy I think was the culprit. I worked Graveyards for two years and have struggled with getting enough sleep which didn’t help, and I was tied to my desk 10 hours at a time. I have recently put in my notice and am opting for part time. Once I get my sleep pattern back, I suspect a lot will come easily.
Oh my gosh, I sound rather negative & boring, lol I think first posts can be hard to write- look forward to getting to know you all, and hopefully learning new ways to combat my tendency to self-sabotage..
HeidiCooksSupper wrote: »
I'm 69 and by measurement 5'2" but still use 5'4" for TDEE calculations since scoliosis has crinkled me down.
CW: 246.4 Came back to MFP 88 days ago and have lost 22 pounds in those 88 days.
8/31 GW: 238.9
I need to be losing just a touch faster to reach my 70th birthday goal which is to reach ONEderland on that day, January 25th, 2021.
Actually count number of late night, post diary snacking days
Continue regular alternating of swim walking & weight training 6 days/week.
Start some floor-based back exercises.
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