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Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 126
JGM10D Round 126
You are not stuck at home
You are SAFE at home
One word can change your attitude
One cough can change your life
Take care! Stay safe!
August focus: improving stamina, strength, flexibility, which may impact the scale
Stabilise weight around 145
Strengthen strategies to reframe the tendency to use unhealthy snack food as a reward/treat.
Make sure I have prepared healthy snacks available
Cut down on eating between meals by keeping busy
Never give up! Never give in!
Recent Back Story:
2018 goal: get back down to 160 ✅
2019 goal: proceed down to 150 ✅ with 2 months to spare
2020 goal: maintain below 150 dropping slowly down to 145 ✅ Working on it. Strength training has slowed progress, but that’s okay.
That's a WIN in my book!
Focus: maintenance! I might even manage to lose a bit more ever so slowly.
JGM10D ~|~ Round 124
🔹Posting weight and comments each evening.
🔹Age 74;🔹Height 5’2”🔹Female🔹
🔹SW: 227lbs (Mar 2014)
🔹1 Aug 2019: 171.1
🔹GW 2019: < 155 ✅
🔹1 Aug 2020: 149.8
🔹LW: 147.2 (Mar 2020)
🔹Focus: maintenance around 150 lbs
of making heathy choices
the achievement of my goals!
Giving up is NOT an option! I KNOW I am doing this!
Round 125 EW: 152.2:
We thoroughly enjoyed our celebration day on the 12th. Phone calls and messages, and a garden visit from DED and her dogs. 💦 Water is up over 5% (having an analytical scale is very reassuring) which will go in a day or two. This is what maintenance is all about. The occasional indulgent day does little harm in the long run.
(Goal: Maintenance ✅)
14/09: 151.6: As expected, water weight is going ✅ Goals 🌟Stayed on track so should be back down in a day or two.
15/09: 151.7: Goals 🌟
16/09: 151.6: Goals 🌟The weight seldom goes as fast as it comes 😂 This is what maintenance is all about. It’s a matter of informed choices and acceptance of the consequences.
17/09: 151.4: Goals 🌟 Little by little 😂
18/09: 151.2: Goals 🌟
19/09: 151.3: Goals 🌟
20/09: 151.2: Goals 🌟
21/09: 151.4: Goals 🌟
22/09: 151.2: Goals 🌟 One day to go to next round.
23/09: 151.2: Goals
Last few Rounds
Round 125 EW: 152.2🌻
Round 124 EW: 149.4🌻
Round 123 EW 150.2🌻
Round 122 EW 150.1🌻-0.5
Round 121 EW 150.6🌻+0.5
Round 120 EW 150.1🌻-1.2
Round 110 EW 148.2🌻+ 1
Round 109 EW 147.2🌻 - 1.1
June 2017: Round 8 SW 162; EW 169.9
This was my first round!!! I faffed about for 2 1/2 years before I got back on track!!!
food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
🔹7,500+ Steps daily
🔹30 + minutes intentional exercise
🔹Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation
🔹Positively reframe thoughts
🔹Learn something new
🔹15 mins Daily Declutter session
THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieving permanent change.
One or two thoughts which might give heart to some of you.
Daily weight fluctuations are
and can be as much as 2 lbs a day for no apparent reason.
A general downward trend is what we are looking for.
Eating out can cause apparent weight gain because of high sodium levels, but usually goes quickly. Drinking extra water helps with this.
The human body does
react instantly to what we do to it. Sometimes it can take several days to see results.
Plateaus are a normal part of the process. The body is consolidating and adapting to your new way of eating/exercising.
The closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult it becomes to lose weight, as your body becomes more efficient at using what you feed it.
When you exercise you build muscle, which takes up less space than fat, so use measurements as well as weight to assess your progress.
Getting/Staying fit and healthy requires a lifestyle change for most people.
Stick with the process. It DOES work! But it does take time, effort, and most of all, patience!
September 23, 2020 1:27PM
Hi. I'm Dawn in SE BC Canada
60 years old
MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
This will be my 32nd round of the 10 day challenge. I started at round 95
My 1st Round, Round 95 1 EW - 158.4
My 32nd Round Round 126 EW 142.9
09/14 - 142.7 - A few more days before I go away on holiday - I might be a nerd and take my scale with me.
09/15 - 142.4
09/16 - 142.3 - I do plan to be a bit indulgent over my birthday vacation, but not go crazy. If I do gain a little I will be okay with that. Getting closer to my 50 pound loss now.
09/17 - 141.7 - Good to see this number before heading out on vacay this morning.
09/18 - 142.3 - Happy with this number. Yes, I brought my scale with me
09/19 - 141.6 - Less stress on vacation, more movement.
09/20 - 141.0 - I hit my 50 pound loss today, great birthday present : - ) I am okay if I fluctuate from here, perfect timing (and of course hard work) to hit that number today. I go from obese to just overweight today : - )
09/21 - 142.3 - I kind of expect it to go up more, still away on holiday. That was a real gift getting the good number on my birthday. I am feeling lean-ish and doing lots of hiking, but no kitchen so food choices will catch up with me. Thank you for the birthday wishes!! : - )
09/22 - 142.9 - I expect this to go back down, I was hiking for 3 hours yesterday in the mountains after my morning zumba workout, so that should catch up over the next few days
09/23 - 142.4
September 23, 2020 1:39PM
9/14 159.8 - Got a serious workout in this morning. It was a pilates fusion class.
9/15 160.4 Water retention from muscle soreness for sure. I have been eating around 1600 calories.
9/16...161.4 so strange 😕 (or maybe not)
9/17 160.4 yesterday (wed) was a reformer pilates day. I'm a little sore in my core. I finally got a good night's sleep. It seems like it takes 1-1/2 weeks without alcohol to get back to my natural, deep slumbers. Feeling rejuvinated!
9/19 159.0 Yay!
9/21 158.8 i didn't eat healthy over the weekend but I tracked everything and didn't go overboard. I also stayed alcohol free.
9/22 159.8 water weight again i think. Feeling menstrual cramps
9/23 159.8 wow! I ate way too much yesterday. I'm surprised my weight didn't go up.
September 23, 2020 1:51PM
2020 Goal - 170
UGW for 2021 - 130
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015)
Weight 218.2 in Feb. 2015
R15 end weight 151.2
R16 end weight 151.4 (+.2)
R17 end weight 151 (-.4)
R18 end weight 150.4 (-.6)
R19 end weight 149.6 (-.8)
R20 end weight 149.3 (-.3)
R21 end weight 149 (-.3)
R22 end weight 148 (-1)
R23 end weight 148.4 (+.4)
R24 end weight 149 (+.6)
R25 end weight 148.4 (-.6)
R26 end weight 149.2 (+.8)
R27 end weight 149 (-.2)
R28 end weight 146.8 (-2.2)
R29 end weight 146.8 (+/-0)
R30 end weight 146.8 (+/-0); ave net calories 1411
R31 end weight 146.8 (+/-0); ave net calories 1385
R32 end weight unknown - traveling, no scale - ave net calories 1468
R33 end weight 149.1 (+2.3); ave calories 1471 (after traveling/eating out for 3 weeks!)
R34 end weight 149 (-.1); ave calories 1577
R35 end weight 149.4 (+.4); ave calories 1592
R36 end weight 149.6 (+.2); ave calories 1650
R37 end weight 151 (+1.4); ave calories 1703 (154 over estimated TDEE, so no surprise I've gained)
R38 end weight 149.8 (-1.2); averages-- calories 1420; carbs ~48%; protein ~21% ; fat ~31%
R39 end weight 149.8 (+/-0); averages -- calories 1753.5; carbs ~47%; protein ~20%; fat ~33%
R40 end weight 150 (+.2); averages coming later
R41 end weight 150.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1792
R42 end weight 149.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1432
R43 end weight 150.6 (+.8): 10-day ave 1406
R44 end weight 148.8 (-1.8); 10-day ave 1430
R45 end weight 147.6 (-1.2); 10-day ave 1338
R46 end weight 148.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1437
R47 end weight 147.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1449
R48 end weight 146.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1378
R49 end weight 144.2 (-2.6); 10-day ave 1174
R50 end weight 142.2 (-2); 10-day ave 1200
R51 end weight 141 (-1.2); 10 day ave 1231
R52 end weight 140.6 (-.4); 10-day ave 1192
R53 end weight 137.2 (-3.4); 10-day ave 1134
R54 end weight 136.6 (-.6); 10-day ave 1238
R55 end weight 135.4 (-1.2); 10-day ave 1209
R56 end weight 135 (-.4); 10-day ave 1263
R57 end weight 134.4 (-.6); 10-day ave 1212
R58 end weight 133.6 (-.8); 10-day ave 1372
R59 end weight 130.8 (-2.8); 10-day ave 1125
R60 end weight 132.2 (+1.4); 10-day ave 1384
R61 end weight 132.6 (+.4); 10-day ave 1473
R62 end weight 134.6 (+2); 10-day ave 1666
R63 end weight 138.8 (+4.2); 10-day ave 2154
R64 end weight 138.8 (+/-0); 10-day ave 1683
R65 end weight 139 (+.2); 10-day ave 1654
R66 end weight 139.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1751
R67 end weight 142.4 (+2.6)
R68 end weight 145.6 (+2.8)
R69 end weight 146.4 (+.8)
R70 end weight 149 (+2.6)
R71 end weight 148.8 (-.2)
R72 end weight 150.8 (+2)
R73 end weight 152 (+1.2)
R74 end weight 153 (+1)
R75 end weight 156.2 (+3.2) !?!??!?!?!?!
R76 end weight 157 (+.8)
R77 end weight 159.8 (+2.4
R78 end weight 159.4 (-.4)
R79 end weight 161 (+.6)
R80 end weight 159 (-2)
R81 end weight 158.4 (-.6)
R82 end weight 160.4 (+2)
R83 end weight 160 (-.4)
R84 7/31/19 end weight - 161 (+1)
R85 8/10/19 end weight 161 (+/- 0)
R86 8/20/19 end weight 163 (+2)
R87 8/30/19 end weight 163 (+/-0)
R88 9/9/19 end weight 163
R89 9/19/19 end weight 165.2
R90 9/29/19 end weight 164
R91 10/9/19 end weight 165.8
R92 10/19/19 end weight 166.4
R93 10/29/19 end weight 168.8
R94 11/8/19 end weight 170.4 :-(
R95 11/18/19 end weight 169.8.
R96 11/28/19 end weight 171.6
R97 12/8/19 end weight 172.4
R98 12/18/19 end weight 174
R99 12/28/19 end weight 175.6
R100 1/7/20 end weight 177.6
R101 1/17/20 end weight 177.6
R102 1/27/20 end weight 177.2
R103 2/6/20 end weight 178.6
R104 2/16/20 end weight 179
R105 2/26/20 end weight 180.2
R106 3/7/20 end weight 180
R107 3/17/20 end weight 180
R108 3/27/20 end weight 180.8
R109 4/6/20 end weight 180
R110 4/16/20 end weight 180.6
R111 4/26/20 end weight 181.2
R112 5/6/20 end weight 181.4
R113 5/16/20 end weight 181.8
R114 5/26/20 end weight 183 ugh.
R115 6/5/20 end weight 182.6. 10-day calorie ave 1554
R116 6/15/20 end weight 181.8. 10-day calorie ave 1580
R117 6/25/20 end weight 181. 10-day calorie ave 1341
R118 7/5/20 end weight 182. 10-day calorie ave 1674 ☹️
R119 7/15/20 end weight 181.4. 10-day calorie ave 1651
R120 7/25/20 end weight 181.2 10-day calorie ave 1695
R121 8/4/20 end weight 182. 10-day calorie ave 1706
R122 8/14/20 end weight 182.8. 10-day calorie ave 1747
R123 8/24/20 end weight 182.6. (-.2) 10-day calorie ave 1624
R124 9/3/20 end weight 182.2. (-.4) 10-day calorie ave 1493 (Goal <1500.)
R125 9/13/20 end weight 182.2 (0). 10-day calories ave 1612 (Goal 1400 😡)
R126 9/23/20 end weight 181.6 (-.6). 10-day calories ave 1580 (Goal 1400 😐)
R126 Goals — Calories <1400. Stop snacking after dinner. Walk at least 1 hour/day. Nudge scale downward.
Day/Weight/Calories Previous Day/Snack Status/Comment
9/14 - 181.6 - 1596 - snack late in lieu of dinner - pear, Eng muffin w/cheese
Weird eating day yesterday as DH wanted pizza (veggie) for lunch. I kept my calories reasonable, but ate later than planned (wasnt hungry at supper time, but I was later). Probably same today with leftover pizza, but I’m planning my day better.
, I’m reading Life in the Fasting Lane and am thinking of trying it. Actually no snacks between dinner (we eat early) and breakfast pretty much does it, I think. We shall see. Off for a walk.
9/15 - 182.8 - 1756 - snack 🍨
Today’s the day. Cutting refined carbs as much as possible, starting with a cheese omelette for breakfast instead of cereal. I had ice cream last night and savored it as my last indulgence until I drop at least 20 pounds. I’m making salmon salad for lunch — yummy with broccoli slaw. If I fill up on protein, fat, and veggies 🧀🥚🍳🥦🥕🥒🥬, I shouldn’t crave snacks later. This time I mean it. I feel ready, if that makes any sense. Also, I refinished a dresser over the weekend — got it cheap, banged up. Here it is now.
9/16 - 181.4 - 1086 - no snacks ⭐️
I had a good day yesterday. Now to rinse and repeat!
9/17 - 181 - 1278 - no snacks ⭐️
Two days in a row without snacking. Yay! I was really hungry last night watching a movie, but I held out. I know partly that’s trained hunger that will pass eventually. Onward!
9/18 - 181 - 1723 - snack muesli & almond milk
A minor slip. A friend in coming for late breakfast in the garden, and wanted a Panera Bread bear claw. DH wanted an Asiago bagel. I made the Panera run and got Greek yogurt with mixed berries For myself. Is my halo all nice and sparkly or what?
9/19 - 182 - 1546 - no snacks, but late dinner because other meals were late.
Delayed reaction from Thursday, I’m sure. Beautiful weather here — sunny and 60s. I’m going to relocate some plants, the go for a long walk along the river.
9/20 - 181.4 - 1585 - snack small 🍨
Not too bad yesterday, considering I was really down. I wanted to eat my way through, but didn’t, other than 1 oatmeal raisin cookie (77 cal) and a half cup of ice cream. DH made a pot of fabulous 15-bean soup for dinner and to freeze. I don’t really like bean soup, but this is delicious! Anyway, today I’m trying to busy my way out of depression. Have a good Sunday, all.
9/21 - 181.2 - 1668 - ugh, triscuits
Okie dokie. Not spectacular, but not up either. Two more days on the round, so maybe I can still get below 181. That would be fun. It’s supposed to be in the 70s here all week, so I’ll be planting bulbs and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Have a great week, all!
9/22 - 182.2 - 1498 - more triscuits; gotta stop it!
Dag nabbit! Delayed response again. Hopefully it will drop off to end the round. I am clearly in a maintenance funk.
9/23 - 181.6 - 1534 - small 🍨🧀
Not what I’d hoped for, but not bad. I’ll take any loss per round. I feel more in control over all, even with the snacks, so that’s a plus. Onward!
September 23, 2020 2:00PM
Female age 51
My 53rd Round
HWE - 275
OSW - 213
CW - 166.1
RGW - 164.8
Mileage goal for 2020: 634 miles
Completed distance - 609.3 miles
Round 55 SW 194.3 EW 191.0 DIF -3.2
Round 56 SW 191.0 EW 192.1 DIF +1.0
Round 57 SW 192.1 EW 190.2 DIF -1.9
Round 58 SW 190.2 EW 188.5 DIF -1.7
Round 59 SW 188.5 EW 187.8 DIF -0.7
Round 60 SW 187.8 EW 186.4 DIF -1.4
Round 61 SW 186.4 EW 185.4 DIF -1
Round 62 SW 185.4 EW 183.2 DIF -2.2
Round 63 SW 183.2 EW 182.9 DIF -0.3
Round 64 SW 182.9 EW 178.6 DIF -4.3
Round 65 SW 178.6 EW 181.9 DIF +3.3
Round 66 SW 181.9 EW 177.1 DIF -4.8
Round 67 SW 177.1 EW 175.8 DIF -1.3
Round 68 SW 175.8 EW 180.1 DIF +4.3
Round 69 SW 180.1 EW 177.1 DIF -3
Round 70 SW 177.1 EW 177.1 DIF 0
Round 71 SW 177.1 EW 177.1 DIF 0
Round 72 SW 177.1 EW 177.7 DIF +.6
Round 73 SW 177.7 EW 177.5 DIF -0.2
Round 74 SW 177.5 EW 175.7 DIF -1.8
Round 75 SW 175.7 EW 173.7 DIF -2
Round 76 SW 173.7 EW 172.9 DIF -.08
Round 77 SW 172.9 EW 172.4 DIF -.5
Round 78 SW 172.4 EW 172.1 DIF -.3
Round 79 SW 172.1 EW 170.3 DIF -1.8
Round 80 SW 170.3 EW 169.3 DIF -1
Round 81 SW 169.3 EW 168.0 DIF -1.3
Round 82 SW 168.0 EW 169.8 DIF +1.8
Round 83 SW 169.8 EW 168.1 DIF -1.7
Round 84 SW 168.1 EW 167.4 DIF -.7
Round 85 SW 167.4 EW 168.2 DIF +.8
Round 86 SW 168.2 EW 167.9 DIF -.3
Round 87 SW 167.0 EW 166.7 DIF -.3
Round 88 SW 166.7 EW 166.2 DIF -.5
Round 89 SW 166.2 EW 164.7 DIF -1.5
Round 90 SW 164.7 EW 164.7 DIF 0.0
Round 91 SW 164.7 EW 165.0 DIF +.3
Round 92 SW 165.0 EW 163.8 DIF -1.2
Round 93 SW 163.8 EW 163.5 DIF -.3
Round 94 SW 163.5 EW 161.6 DIF -1.9
Round 95 SW 161.6 EW 160.9 DIF -.7
Round 96 SW 160.9 EW 161.4 DIF +.5
Round 97 SW 161.4 EW 160.3 DIF -1.1
Round 98 SW 160.3 EW DNW DIF 0
Round 99 DNW EW DNW DIF 0
Round 100 SW 161.0 EW 159.3 DIF -1.7
Round 101 SW 159.3 EW 161.7 DIF + 2.4
Round 102 SW 161.7 EW 161.7 DIF 0
Round 103 SW 161.7 EW 160.4 DIF -1.3
Round 104 SW 160.4 EW 160.4 DIF 0
Round 105 DNW EW DNW DIF 0
Round 106 SW 158.2 Ew 158.2 DIF 0
Round 107-123 Skipped completely
Round 124 SW 165 EW 166.9 DIF +1.9
Round 125 SW 166.9 EW 165.2 DIF -1.7
Round 126 SW 165.2 EW ????
9/14 167.2 Walked 3.01 Rough trail walk yesterday. Had to do a little rock climbing, nothing too hard but strenuous workout. No clue why my weight is up again today. I have been watching my calories and sodium. Maybe retaining water from tough workouts?
9/15 167.0 Walked 3.05 East breezy walk last night. You guys I love my bf but he makes the weirdest food combinations. Air fried chicken breast - with mushroom pho noodle bowl. He's so proud of himself because he checked the calories and they were both good. Of course not a veggie in sight but he's thinking about my food needs and I appreciate that so much. The sun is shining today, no problem getting a walk in today!
9/16 165.9 Walked 5.08 Beautiful weather, trail close to the house. I guess that bump was water weight as it's gone now.
9/17 166.2 Walked 2.03 Short walk, didn't have a lot of time. Why do I eat Asian food? The calories can be low (if you watch the sauces) and there are a lot of veggies, but the sodium. Oh well. Weather is beautiful again, trying to think of somewhere different to go tonight.
9/18 166.4 Hiked 2.02 I didn't have enough time to do more and I was trying a new part of a trail I do occasionally. I found out it's mostly for bikes, apparently. I almost got ran over so I didn't mind cutting it short. The west side of the road is for hikers and the east side is for mountain bikes, as the biker explained. One very nicely, the other guy was a jerk. If there are no signs, and the website doesn't say anything how are people supposed to know this unwritten rule. Someone almost runs me down and then yells at me. Oh well. Luckily the opinion of a 24 year old mountain biker isn't an important one to me. Happy Friday!!!
9/19 165.8 Hiked 4.03 Had a doc appt and walked after. Everything went well there, my BP was lower than it had been and I got my flu shot.
9/20 164.9 Hiked 1.08 Took the baby with me on a hike in the woods. I cannot recommend strongly enough taking a three year old on a hike in the woods. We walk a little bit in and she says this isn't scary, no tigers, no dinos. We're playing hide-n-seek here. Where is she???
9/21 164.8 Walked 0 Took yesterday off from walking. I had a good day. Went to the farmer's market with the baby and then we went to my BF's house where he was playing with her. Seriously is there anything cuter than that? Him dancing with her to Paw Patrol music about stole my heart. I'm so glad he quit that job that had him travel so much.
9/22 164.8 Hiked 3.25 Lovely hike yesterday after work. The weather was perfect though I'm already running out of sunshine. I have to start leaving work at 4:30ish to get a long walk in. One more day of this round I really hope to drop a little more tomorrow, though I'm happy with any loss at all.
9/23 164.8 Hiked 4 Went on the east side of the road on the trail from the 18th. It's very tree covered and good if you're trying to stay out of the sun. I made my goal, so I'm happy. The reason I'm not down further is I wasn't thinking about sodium yesterday (like a fool) and went over. I'm frankly shocked it's not higher. Maybe tomorrow. On to the next Round. I swear I just want to get down to 145, I've given up on 131 and a "healthy" BMI.
September 23, 2020 2:11PM
Journey Start: 4/20/2020 155.8 lbs
Journey Goal: 140 lbs
09/23 144 I didn’t log as much this round but thought I would be in maintenance. It’s important to finish the job when I’m so close to my goal! The secret sauce seems to be tracking for me too. When I weigh and post, I trend down and keep tabs on myself. When I stop, the scale goes up. I’ll be on the next round! Is it ok to take a scale with on your honeymoon or is that too much? 🤣🤣
September 23, 2020 2:45PM
Ten Day Challenge
9/15 and getting stronger. Love this challenge....I start my day with weighing (use a Withings and heart rate monitor to track). For four months - a day at a time- I have not deviated from my lifestyle plan (spiritual, mental, and physical). Last month I lost nine pounds, but for the last two weeks (with a continuing 900+ calorie deficit daily and no eating back my exercise calories) I've continued to hover at 195. The science says this is not possible, so I've reviewed the charts and reflected on daily goals. I've kept my fat at 10% and continued with the deficit I'm trusting the process. The good news is my muscle gain is gently rising as my fat is slowly descending on the chart. I'm also seeing more strength and energy during my workouts. Yesterday, I had the best workout in the last four months of this journey. I'm welcoming this challenge as a new strategy to confirm that I will meet my goal of being out of the 190s by the end of the month. Best wishes to each of us....by staying in the moment making consistent daily positive choices towards health (on all levels) we will reach of goals! Thank you @ Grandma Jackie for this opportunity!
9/16 and maintaining fierce dedication to my lifestyle!!! I'm learning patience is a strategy for success. I'm slowly gaining strength/energy which is a priority. I know the weight loss will be certain throughout this journey. Today I received the kettlebell that was ordered and looking forward to adding it into the fitness routine. Grateful for this opportunity and wishing everyone success with their daily goals.
9/17 and still noodling around the same weight. I'm donning my warrior gear and choose to look at the positive side of this odyssey....getting healthier, getting stronger, not gaining fat, mental strength, patience. So am I doomed to be the strong fat girl! I'm keeping my calories at a 900+ deficit and eat nutrient dense meals that are wholesome and filling. I'm increasing my fitness regime in monthly increments. I log in daily so aware of my calories, macros/micros, and all the biometrics on the Withings scale. I"m keeping the faith and will reflect at the end of the month. In the meantime, I'll be diligent, kind, and a bit self indulgent with scented epsom baths, the luxury of deep sleep, watching my garden grow, and letting my body know that I am safe and happy so there is no survival need to hang on to the chunkiness. Congratulations to all those that are successful and wishes for patience and knowledge that we will be joining their ranks for the rest of us. Just takes time....and when I think of where I was 6 months ago, I know that I can fly. Just have to let go of the weight holding me earthbound!
9/18 and a 17 day plateau has been broken! I woke up this am grateful for another day on this earth but thinking I really need some validation that all this work is making a difference after 17 days of bouncing between 194.7-195.2. Hang in there for all of you that are frustrated ....it will! I felt a hip bone last night and have lost an inch in my chest (oh well, it is just part of the overall plan and I'll take it where ever it occurs). I never allow myself to get hungry and usually stop eating between 5-6:00. Last night I had a bit of an appetite and had calories left to consume. So I picked the most colorful plate in the cupboard and filled it with fresh chopped cauliflower, grape tomatoes, celery, red bell pepper, and radish. I sprinkled Table Tasty and drizzled Bragg's apple cider vinegar dressing (without olive oil) over the festive plate. This is one of my go-to snacks and I still maintained my 900+ deficit for the day. So satisfying, tasty, and chock full of nutrition....love eating this way! Because I ate later than usual, I was set to receive the same old - same old when I faced the scale. But the science won out....finally a break through! So happy to report good news...but I know I need to maintain a balanced approach. There will be up days and down....the downward trend is bound to happen if I just stay the course. Wishing every one a day filled with joy and making the right choices for you. The magic will happen!
9/19 and there are just. no. words. I stayed the course anyway, finding it a challenge to engage in enthusiasm. The deficit I maintain everyday is suppose to result in a 2 pound/week loss. Let's see what happens tomorrow. I'm always looking for the pony in the pile, and there is a bright spot. I received my new Fenix Garmin and it is amazing!
9/20 and I'm down again and out of the dreaded 195er plateau. I've spent time in reflection comparing this month
's nine pound loss and last month's inability to lose. Three observations:
Last month even though I stayed within my daily calorie budget, I usually ate the full 1055 allotment. I made
my own salad dressings and that is where I would consumed my fat for the day...nuts or a tablespoon of
seeds in the dressing, or some avocado in the salad. In September, I have been fierce about staying at 10%
in my macros with no overt fat.
I discovered Walden Farms Dressing and went against my principle of eating only whole foods. My
body is not used to processed foods and has never consumed artificial sugar (aspartamine - the worst). I've
experimented this month without using the zero fat Walden Farms twice this month and each time I
dropped weight. Maybe just a coinsidence, but this was the only food difference between the two months.
When fasting (both water/juice) in the past I didn't experience lengthy plateaus. My body goes into
atophagy and the energy that was spent on digestion went into healing. I had no hunger pains after the
first 10 days and any plateaus were short-lived. Because I am not fasting now, my body is expecting food,
with the lower amount of calories my body is storing the fat. This would account for the reluctance to
release the pounds. This month frequently my calorie restriction of 998 has been higher.
Because of these three observations, I'm taking the following actions. First, I am discontinuing the Walden Farms Dressing, I'm going to eat the full amount of calories (1055) that are designated to release two pounds per week, and three, I will incorporate my allotted fat for the day back into my salads/dressing.
This adventure is a learning process and I'm willing to be flexible if the current path is not working. Not easy...but I'm sure the rewards will be worth the journey. Staying the course with minor changes. None of this may apply to you as our bodies are different and we each have our own experiences. I'm just sharing my path because I've learned so much from others so, as a usually private person, I'm willing to participate and, at t he least offer words of encouragement. I'm sure we can be successful if we are willing to persist when the challenges come.
9/21 and finally some results! I've learned that it is critical to eat all of my allotted 1055 daily calories...less is not better for me. It has been such a challenge this month but I was consistent with my lifestyle choices daily which is my mantra.
9/22 and still a downward trend. More importantly, I'm lovin' how I eat...I feel so healthy, full, and have lots of energy. Late in the day I treat myself to a decadent hot drink of almond milk with Pero, a teaspoon of cacao, and a few drops of stevia. This is my dessert and treat for maintaining my 998 daily deficit as well as signaling to my body, done with food for today. I'm lovin' life!
9/23 and down 4.4 pounds for the challenge. Thanks to
and everyone here. I was weeks into a plateau at the beginning and in the last ten days broke the barrier. So grateful with the support, I was able to trust the process and maintain my lifestyle throughout. Looking forward to the next ten days!
Date – Weight in the morning
September 23, 2020 2:52PM
5 F, 5'6"
GW 170 (and take a maintenance break?)
I love the accountability of this challenge~ !
Goal for this round: to lose 1 lb.
I plan to keep my calories around 12-1300 each day and continue drinking all my water.
Round 124 SW 193.4 EW 191.6 (-1.8 )
Round 125 SW 191.8 EW 188.3 (-3.5)
Round 126 SW 188.6 EW ?
It would be fantastic to reach 186.x this round, as that will take me out of the obese BMI and into overweight instead.
Still having to limit exercise due to plantar's faciiatis
Day, Weight, Comment
09/14 188.6 I definitely made a post but it seems to have been eaten by the internet. Ah well try again!
09/15 188.6 again is good for me. I was expecting a stall after the drop from last round, and my dinner was quite salty last night. I also decided to eat a few more calories bc I was so very hungry. So I tried to eat at maintenance calories, I'm feeling better today and shooting for 1300 to maintain my downward trajectory
09/16 188.8 welp I was looking over my old weight loss entries from 2017 (lost 30 lbs!) and I noticed that I would stay the same for several days and then lose a couple pounds all at once. I think I'm just not an incremental loser, my body is stubborn but if I'm patient it will get on board with the program. Estimated calories yesterday 1224.
09/17 188.6 still hanging in here but my BF % was low, so maybe I have some water weight hanging around. My estimated calories yesterday were 1375 so a bit higher. shooting for 1300 today.
09/18 188.0 the scale budged! Good news~ and I even saw 187.x flash on there but try as I might I couldn't get it to cooperate, haha! Total estimated calories yesterday was 1477
higher than I wanted but I needed some chocolate in my life bad. I have to eat light today to save some cals for the dinner party tonight, which I am hosting. My contribution is beef and potato picnic pies and a big pan of roasted ginger carrots. Maybe a spinach salad also with walnuts, strawberries and feta.
09/19 187.2 this is exciting! I feel a bit dehydrated tho. drinking water, daughter's birthday dinner with family and birthday cake tonight I am going to try to pre
log my food so I can stay in bounds.
09/20 191.0 well all my partying caught up with me I suppose. Eating light and drinking water today, also enjoyed this amazing weather today and took the pup for a 3 mile walk.
09/21 189.2 on the way back down> I hope the rest goes quickly so this round isn't toast! I was doing so well and only 2 days left to make up for it, ugh!
09/22 188.4 at least it's (a TINY BIT) below my starting weight, lol. Let's hope it sticks or drops for tomorrow. Total calories yesterday 1389.
09/23 188.0 sigh well it's below my starting weight. And it's TOM so maybe we shall see some scale movement in this next round. See ya there!
September 23, 2020 2:56PM
I LOL’d at your scale question! Of course you can take it with you! You may not want it after you’ve done that but. . .
September 23, 2020 2:59PM
Female 5’0” Age 70 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, WW goal 1985 was 126)
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 10 167.5 AW 165.3 Start Keto
SW Rnd 11 163 AW 163.5
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 155.6
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 58 131.0 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 77 125.0 AW 125.7
SW Rnd 78 125.5 AW 125.1
SW Rnd 79 125.0 AW 124.0
SW Rnd 80 124.0 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 AW 120.9
Rnd 105 SW 122.5 AW 120.8
Rnd 106 SW 121.0 AW 120.5
Rnd 107 SW 122.0. AW 120.6
Rnd 108 SW 122.0 AW 121.0
Rnd 109 SW 120.5 AW 120.4
Rnd 110 SW 121.0 AW 120.3
Rnd 111 SW 120.5 AW 120.6
Rnd 112 SW 120.0 AW 119.2
Rnd 113 SW 119.5 AW 120.2
Rnd 114 SW 119.0 AW 118.3
Rnd 115 SW 117.5 AW 118.25
Rnd 116 SW 118.0 AW 117.55
Rnd 117 SW 116 AW 118.11
Rnd 118 SW 121 AW 118.3
Rnd 119 SW 119.0 AW 116.75
Rnd 120 SW 117 AW 117.2
Rnd 121 SW 116 AW 117.3
Rnd 122 SW 118.0 AW 116.55
Rnd 123 SW 115.5 AW 116.35
Rnd 124 SW 117.0. AW 116.6
Rnd 125 SW 115.5 AW 116.5
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 126 SW 115.0 AW 116.5
9/14 116.0 Life is good. It has occurred to me that yesterday’s lower weight was probably brought to me by sleeping until 10 rather than 6 or 6:30.
9/17 116.0 Had Great Greek salad yesterday with steak, side of melitzanosalada and a whole pita. I have added longer periods of fasting so had about 17 hours yesterday band will have at least 19 today.
9/18 117.0 Well, that’s the carb bounce from 2 days ago and there may be more tomorrow. I fasted 22 hours, from 4PM 9/16 to 2PM 9/17 and had a 2.5 hour eating window before starting my IF period.
9/19 118.0 Went to PF yesterday for the first time since before COVID. Trying to do things that are similar to what I do at physical therapy so I have a routine when those sessions are over. My thighs really feel the pain today! No TMI x 2 days. And I haven’t made BPC in almost a week!
9/20 117.0 Smoke was terrible in the morning. No gym, my inner thighs were so sore I could hardly walk but it was a GOOD SORE! Shopping yesterday so lots of steps overall.
9/21 116.0 FINALLY! My legs aren’t killing me. Back to the gym this morning. Lesson learned-I hope!!
9/22 116.5 I was craving salt last night so . . . I ate some! Yup, just ate salt and more salt with salted cucumber slices and salted almonds! Salt, salt salt! LOL Good workout at the gym yesterday and PT today.
9/23 117.0 Not concerned with the upticks. Between PT, the gym, and Chinese for lunch yesterday I feel certain there is some retained water for muscle healing. PT gave me 3 new exercises and kicked my butt after Monday at the gym! Tonight my college BFF and her SO are coming for early dinner and I need to pick up some stuff for a salad after the gym today. Being a lifelong couch potato hasn’t been good for me or my muscles! I really wanted to have another longer fast this round but it didn’t happen. Life happens and we must carry on. It’ll be fine. Love you all! See you next round!
September 23, 2020 3:01PM
Height: 5’ 4”
Round GW - 156
09/14 - 158 - Another day stuck inside because of terrible air quality. I’m exercising each morning using Ring Fit Adventure on the Nintendo Switch, though I wasn’t quite feeling it this morning. Meal prepped lunch and breakfast for the week yesterday, and dinners are all planned, so I just need to stay the course on snacks!
09/15 - 157.5 - I’m debating getting a new scale - ours is old and only can do half pound increments. Afraid it might make me a little too obsessed with the number fluctuations though. Got a good workout in this morning, and hopefully will be able to take the kids out on a walk today.
09/16 - 157 - Got out for a 2.5 mile stroller run/walk this morning. Need to get more sleep at night - I know that can be a factor in weight loss and my little guy wakes up at 5 AM.
09/17 - 157.5 - Was hungrier than usual after dinner last night, but stuck to my usual greek yogurt bar for a snack and was well under my calorie allocation - proud of myself for that, even if the scale went up a little! Hopefully will make it over to Target pick-up to get the new scale today. My daughter insisted on waking up and watching me exercise with Ring Fit Adventure this morning; nice for motivation but it does mean everything takes longer since I need to read her the dialogue.
09/18 - 155.4 - New scale! And certainly an interesting result - I tried the two side by side and while the old scale showed 157.5 again, the new one was 155.4. While the new scale is more precise, I don’t have any basis to believe that it’s more accurate than the old one (as much as I prefer the new number!) Just goes to emphasize that it’s not necessarily about the number itself; it’s the change over time and the impact on how I feel and look that matters.
09/19 - 154.6 - Yesterday was a HARD day. I’d been struggling all day with snacking - it’s so easy to “just have a bite or two” of whatever I’m feeding the kids. Then I was really affected by the death of Justice Ginsburg and wanted so badly to eat tons of junk food to feel better. BUT, I didn’t, and while I was a little higher than usual (1,700 instead of the 1,500 I aim for) I was still in the black for the day. Today, I’ve got a socially distanced picnic for a friend’s birthday - really want to stay within my calorie goals especially since I’m still seeing progress.
09/20 - 154.2 - Air is getting bad again - glad I got in a few good walks and time outside the past few days. I also downloaded an audiobook to listen to while taking the dog for her evening walk so I’m hoping to up the distance a little. Made an apple pie last night at my husbands request, and managed to limit myself to a small piece with about a fourth of a cup of ice cream. Reminding myself that I can still have stuff like that, just need to account for it and keep things in moderation.
09/21 - 153.6 - Ok, I know this sounds ridiculous, but I’m a little worried that I keep dropping so fast. I started this month at 165 - part of it is the new scale (looks to be about a 2 lb difference) but still! Down over 10 lbs in 3 weeks? I have MyFitnessPal at Lightly Active and set to lose 0.5 lb a week! What is happening that I’m losing 3-4? I’m afraid I’m setting myself up for a major rebound. Yet I don’t feel like any of the changes I’ve made are that major - just measuring out correct portions, eliminating mindless snacking and exercising in the morning.
09/22 - 153.2 - Green air quality! Got to take the kids out for a hike this morning and really enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air. 😊. Also got my lunch for the week made last night - turkey meatball soup! So excited for fall and plenty of healthy and delicious soups for lunches.
09/23 - 153.2 - My first challenge done! I’ll definitely be back for the next one. I love being accountable like this. Not too surprised at the scale holding steady today - we did Movie Night last night and while I budgeted calorie-wise for my popcorn, it had plenty of salt too. Hopefully I’ll continue to see progress over the next week to the end of the month.
September 23, 2020 3:01PM
Don’t forget to join us next round!
Here’s the link -
September 23, 2020 3:01PM
Highest weight ever: 245.0 (January 2015)
OSW/OBF%: 241.0/20.8 (7/18/2020)
233.6 (-7.4)/20.0 (-0.8)
235.3 (-5.7)/20.17 (-0.63)
/20.0 (0.0), AW/ABF%:
233.1 (-2.2)/19.95 (-0.22)
228.4 (-5.0)/19.4 (-0.6)
230.5 (-2.6)/19.66 (-0.29)
227.2 (-1.2)/19.3 (-0.1)
227.3 (-3.3)/19.31 (-0.35)
224.4 (-2.8)/19.0 (-0.3)
226.2 (-1.1)/19.19 (-0.12)
225.4 (+1.0)/19.1 (+0.1)
226.3 (+0.1)/19.23 (+0.04)
Total W/BF% lost: 19.6/2.1
Average W/BF% lost per round: 2.92/0.31
Round 126 goal(s): I'm just trying to maintain my plateau for the moment. I'm struggling a bit.
9/14: 226.0 (+0.6)/19.2 (+0.1).
9/15: 226.8 (+0.8/19.3 (+0.1).
9/16: 227.6 (+0.8)/19.3 (0.0).
9/17: 225.8 (-1.8)/19.1 (-0.2).
I'm here! I was logging in to post when I caught your notification... I swear! Getting traction has been a real problem for me recently. I'm not eating terribly, but I'm been pretty stuck at home for more than a week with the wildfires (VERY unhealthy air). As if COVID-19 wasn't enough! I'm still weighing in every day. I'm still trying to eat the best that I can. Until the air gets better, exercise really isn't a healthy option. For now, I'm just trying to maintain.
9/18: 225.4 (-0.4)/19.1 (0.0). I had takeout for lunch (I went in to work yesterday), and I had Thai food: it was an amazing cut of beef with lots of steamed vegetables and a little rice. I could have easily finished it (even if I was uncomfortable), but I saved half of it for dinner. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend are coming over tonight to watch the Laker game. We're going to have a "Scotch flight" set up (a gift from me to my wife), but I will stick with hard liquor tonight (not more than three ounces, I think). I'm going to try to get some exercise in today (some pull-ups and push-ups at least).
9/19: 225.6 (+0.2)/19.1 (0.0).
9/20: 224.2 (-1.4)/19.0 (-0.1). I was a little "snacky" last night, but overall I did okay. I've been pretty frustrated lately with my recent ups and downs, but I'm REALLY good MOST meals. Not just most days. Even on a day when I would say I'm "off-plan," I'm STILL mostly on-plan. I feel like I'm working pretty hard; I'm just hoping that the scale starts to agree with me a little more often. Air quality here is still terrible; I want to get back to exercising ASAP.
9/21: 222.6 (-1.6)/18.8 (-0.2). I'm going to be very mindful in this moment. I'm happy with my weigh-in today, but my post yesterday is still valid; what I do in the long-term is still key to my success. That being said, I am in control of every bite and every sip that enters my system as well. At any moment I can make a choice to consume, or to pass, on ANYTHING. I'm feeling a little yin and yang here. Both situations are true, even if they seem to conflict with each other on some level. I also can't deny how good it feels to have some tangible evidence that I am back on the right track.
9/22: 222.0 (-0.6)/18.7 (-0.1). Food intake is continuing to go well. I'm trying to "work in" some exercise, but still limited by air quality. This round is going to end up being pretty good. My progress chart agrees with me.
9/23: 221.4 (-0.6)/18.7 (0.0). Great end to the round. On to the next!
221.4 (-4.0)/18.7 (-0.4)
September 23, 2020 3:39PM
I like it so much I'm actually going to buy an Apple product just so I can use it (with its full features). At the moment I'm using it on my work phone.
September 23, 2020 3:42PM
edited September 2020
5’3”, 32yrs, F
Mini-Goal 1: 235.0 🏆 (July)
Mini-Goal 2: 220.0 🏆 (Sept)
Mini-Goal 3: 200.0
Mini-Goal 4: <188 (Previous Low)
Round 115 🔻 3.6lbs
Round 116 🔻 2.8lbs
Round 117 🔻 2.4lbs
Round 118 🔺 2.3lbs
Round 119 🔻 4.3lbs
Round 120 🔻 2.4lbs
Round 121 🔻 5.4lbs
Round 122 🔻 2.6lbs
Round 123 🔻 0.2lbs
Round 124 🔻 3.4lbs
Round 125 🔻 2.2lbs
09/14: 219.2 - Loss from 125 stuck around! 👍🏼
09/15: 219.0 - Flickered at 218.x... Tomorrow? 🤞🏼
09/16: 219.0 - Not yet, I guess. It’ll come along ⏳
09/17: 218.4 - There it is! ☺️
09/18: 218.4 - Loss stuck! I even saw a flicker of 217.x 🤫
09/19: 218.4 - Patiently waiting... ⏳
09/20: 218.4 - ⌛️
09/21: 218.4 - ⏳
09/22: 218.4 - Guess that’s it for this round 🤷🏻♀️
September 23, 2020 5:08PM
I'm Harry and71 years young. We live in NE Texas
I was here before and did well but as happens too often I fell away from the diet and got back to old habits. I am back again to get my weight and health back to where it should be. You are only down when you refuse to get back up. I am back up again. Looking forward to the days ahead.
Start Date: 9/12/20
Starting Weight: 288
Goal Weight: 228 (-60 lbs)
09/19 279 (-9) End of my first week and down 9 lbs. Pretty typical for my first week of keto dieting. Already I can feel the knees and hands appreciating the reduced bloating of water retention. If all goes well I am expecting to see an average loss of 2 – 2.5 lbs per week.
09/20 – 280 (+1) Stayed within my calorie goal but must be holding some fluid again.
09/21 – 280 (0) No change today. Disappointing as I stuck to the plan and expected to see some improvement but its just not in the cards right now. I do rely on my weekly progress which is usually on target so not getting discouraged at all.
09/22 - No Scale
09/23 279.5 (-0.5) Well its better than gaining. I haven't really been getting any exercise so I can't really complain. I have a new crew at work and they love to cook. Not fair when I walk in the ready room and smell all that great smoked anything for dinner! Using portion control though is helpful. Still.... not fair..... Just getting me prepped for the holidays ahead I guess.
September 23, 2020 5:54PM
49 year old hoping to hit my personal goal weight by 50th birthday (11 months).
I am so happy to have stumbled on this board. This is exactly what I need. Like minded people to help keep me accountable, 10 days at a time.
Ultimately, I'd like to lose 11.2 pounds from what I weighed this morning (8/12/2020). I realize that there are only a few days left in this round, but I am too excited to wait so here I am.
Round 122 (2 Days) -0.6 Total 0.6/11.2 (10.6 to go)
Round 123 -1.4 Total 2.0/11.2 (9.2 to go)
Round 124 -1.2 Total 3.2/11.0 ( 8.0 to go)
Round 125 -1.2 Total 4.4/11.0 (6.8 to go)
Round 126 -0.8 Total 5.2/11.0 (6.0 to go)
September 23, 2020 6:52PM
Excited for My Round 4!
Jillian Age 34 and 5'1"
158 will get me out of the obesity category and into the overweight category according to the BMI.
Round 123 (1):
179.8 to 176.4
Round 124 (2):
176.4 to 170
Round 125 (3):
170.0 to 169.2
Great start! I started my Switch Boxing game last night, and it was fun. Now, I can switch between the different games to keep me happy about getting up to move! I ate an egg and spam sandwich which was pretty tasty. Then, I had spaghetti for dinner which is always very forgiving to me. I forgot how good it is for me to eat when trying to lose weight despite the carbs.
Some part of me knew yesterdays number wouldn't stick. I ate a can of raviolis and vegetable beef soup for lunch and dinner respectively. I snacked on Harvest Snap peas, which are really yummy. I stayed within my calorie goal and played Just Dance on my Switch. Today is Ring Fit Adventure Day! I may tweak my calorie goal to lower it just a little bit.
I'm on a rollar coaster of fluctuations this week. I'm okay with this as long as I don't see the 170s anymore! I'm sure I'll make it down, even if it's slower than I'd like. I'm truly in no real rush, but it's tough to remind the competitive part of my brain about that. I didn't play Ring Fit Adventure yesterday, but I'll fit it in today.
This is the day when I became just a little frustrated and decided to fast just a little. I knew any benefits from this might be shortlived, but I wanted to give it a try anyway.
I was happy to finally see this, but was doubtful if it would stick around.
I had a BBQ with family yesterday, and managed to avoid overeating, so I'm happy about that. I have not been excercising much lately, though. I am hoping to get back to it this week. Today, I ate bacon, eggs and hashbrowns for breakfast. Then, I had pork chops, green beans, and macaroni and cheese for dinner. I haven't calorie counted since the 17th, so I will resume logging tomorrow.
Hooray! I wish I could have my husband cook me breakfast and dinner everyday because that worked out really well! 😂😂😂 The myfitnesspal app congratulated me on losing 14 pounds so far! It turns out it's true! 179.8-165.8=14!
Yes! I did better on this round than expected. I think my appetite is adjusting and I am able to eat less naturally rather than doing my best to fill in every calorie in my log just because I can. Stopping eating when I'm full and being OK with throwing away food are key factors that I have been fighting. Also, theoretically, maybe I broke through something letting me get rid of more water weight, which is always fun! I've also consumed lots of water, but no exercise excpet for early in this round. I'd like to change that because I know the exercise is the only way I am going to progress long term. Without it, I will undoubtably find another platau soon.
I held strong at 164.4!!! Whoo! This round kicked butt after I got serious with my portions. For instance, today, my mom brought me a venti Java Chip Frap, which she knows is my favorite. I threw it away after drinking half! I also asked for a smaller size coffee next time. I'm ready for Round 127, which is my Round 5!
My Weight Chart:
September 23, 2020 7:44PM
edited September 2020
F 61. 5'2".
Joining this group to boost my restart.
09/17. 141.4. Beginning
09/18. 141.4. Got in a long (6.5 mile) run yesterday. My evening snacking needs to stop.
09/19. 141.8. Going the wrong direction! Lots of chips and salt yesterday. At least they're all gone now. I did a long run this morning 8 miles. Slow pace but it was good alone time.
09/20. 141.6. Bike ride today and water volley ball.
09/21. 141.6. Errand day with lots of running around. Homemade chicken soup to last a couple of days.
09/22. 141.6. I think my scales are stuck. Ran 5 miles this morning and a short bike ride with a little gardening in between.
09/23. 139.8. Big drop. Don't expect it to last but feels good for a while. Not a lot of people activity today. DH birthday tomorrow.
September 23, 2020 9:25PM
I'm in! Thank you,
70 year old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion...
...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.
We used to walk 5 miles a day. Recovered from back surgery then hip surgery!! Got back to walking then I sprained my ankle. UGH! I was down for 6 weeks with the ankle...sigh...now the smoke from the fires is keeping us inside.
The Shelter in Place has everyone freaked. We need to remain calm and respectful of each other.
Round GW: 150.0
09/12 - 151.2 at 7:30 a.m. ...too much smoke.
09/13 - 151.4 at 9:00 a.m.
09/14 - 152.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...smoke but it's getting better. Might get to walk in the morning and workout w/trainer!!!
09/15 - 153.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...nopey, nope...no walking, no workout.
09/16 - 153.6 at 4:00 a.m. ...got 2.1 miles in 61 mins done and 50 mins w/my trainer!!
09/17 - 152.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...nothing today.
09/18 - 152.8 at 4:00 a.m. ...2.1 miles in 42 mins and 50 min workout w/trainer
09/19 - 152.4 at 7:00 a.m. ...3.67 miles in 75 mins. ...clear skies...beautiful morning!
09/20 - 153.4 at 7:00 a.m. ...3.11 miles in 66 mins this morning. Smoke rolling in.
09/21 - 153.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...worked out w/trainer for 50 mins.
09/22 - 152.8 at 4:00 a.m. ...2.25 miles in 45 mins. It was beautiful today!
09/23 - 152.6 at 4:00 a.m. ...2.20 miles in 44 mins and 50 mins w/trainer.
September 23, 2020 10:12PM
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