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  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 846 Member Member Posts: 846 Member
    markrehim wrote: »
    My problem is that I can't accept myself this way

    I think you know more about what you're doing than you think. This is a very perceptive thing to say.

    It's not only easy to think, but baked into us now in the modern era that we're fundamentally flawed if we don't look a certain way, act a certain way, and if we're outside the range of "acceptable" by those standards, to throw everything at the "problem" until it disappears.

    You notice how many ""s I used up there. You are not a problem. You are not unacceptable. You have some things about you you'd like to change, but you yourself are worthy of all the good things you receive or work for.

    First, feel free to friend me, I have an open food diary, and right now I'm limiting to 1200 cal as well (it's hard!), so you can grab some ideas if you'd like. I normally have a little higher intake just for the sake of sticking to it better, but I'm motivated to hit my goal in December, then go back to a higher calorie intake so I can keep going. (for now! we'll see how long it lasts)

    Second: You are going to be on this tip for a little while. You have to find ways to make it good and sustainable for you. Some people do it by using daily treats within calories, others do a higher calorie day every once in a while. Experiment. Find what works for you. If you plan indulgences, you can still have them and meet your goals. I'm a daily treat person, but my treats are things I know I'm not going to binge eat (looking at you, fun flavors of m&ms).

    Third: Like everyone here in the forums would tell you, the first step is making sure you're logging your food accurately. Weighing if possible, or at least measuring, everything that goes in your mouth. That is your foundation. The freeing thing about it is, once you know you're logging accurately, you take all the mystery and guesswork out of it. It's just a matter of calorie deficit over time = weight loss. You can even see how much weight you are going to lose based on accurate calorie counting. It's like magic, but better. Very satisfying. If you're logging accurately, and you know you are, then you might want to discuss your situation with your gp and/or a nutritionist.

    Fourth: 5 hours a day of exercise is too much. For almost anyone. Especially on 1200 cal/day. Start with low-impact exercise you enjoy: biking, walking, dancing, what have you. Do it consistently, every day, for maybe half an hour, forty-five minutes. Once you think you've got a good flow, maybe graduate to weight lifting, or running, or something else you might like to burn a few more calories and maintain some muscle. Weight loss is done in the kitchen, but exercise makes you feel better.

    Like I said, feel free to friend me- I didn't mean to write a novel :lol: and feel free to ask here in the forums for help. MFP is full of people who have all been there, and have great advice. I've been on this site for years, and MFP never fails to help me when I think I've hit a wall.

    edited October 14
  • goingapegoingape Member Posts: 302 Member Member Posts: 302 Member
    Hi all, I’d like to join this challenge!

    Starting weight at beginning of October: 157.4
    Current weight: 156.6
    Planned goal weight at end of December: 143.8

    Looking to lose one pound a week. I’m finishing up C25K by end of October. I’m also taking a variety of fitness classes, and using a small gym at my work for a weight routine.

    I’d like to focus on adding more muscle, increasing my protein, and adding more weights.

    Cheers!!
  • lwilson413lwilson413 Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    This weeks weight update:

    SW: 192.7

    10/1: 189.8
    10/5: 188.9
    10/12: 188.1 Slow and steady I guess. :/

    GW: 140 by April 2021
  • KekilaKekila Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member
    Two weeks into the month and doing great!. I started walking a mile on Oct 1st and barely made it. Each day - little by little. Today I made it a mile and a half. I have lost about 3 1/2 pounds.
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 846 Member Member Posts: 846 Member
    SW: 185.6
    10/7: 185.6
    10/8: 184.0
    10/9: 182.8
    10/10: 181.4
    10/11: 182.0
    10/12: 181.2
    10/13: 181.4
    10/14: 181.0
    10/15: 181.8 I was making holiday candy to freeze yesterday, and definitely did some quality control :lol: so that makes sense. But now it's all individually packaged, so no more temptation!

    The candy, you ask?
    32 oz peanuts, salted
    12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
    12 oz milk chocolate chips
    20 oz peanut butter chips
    and 32 oz vanilla almond bark

    Put them all in the crock pot in that order, on low for 1-2 hours, enough to melt everything, mix, then scoop out into mounds on parchment paper. So goooooood. And freezes extremely well.
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 886 Member Member, Premium Posts: 886 Member
    Greetings All:

    SW: 192
    GW for Challenge: 171

    10/1: 190.8
    10/8: 187.8
    10/15: 186
    10/22:
    10/29:
    11/5:
    11/12:
    11/19:
    11/26:
    12/3:
    12/10:
    12/17:
    12/24:
    12/31:

    Actual Goal Weight:

    Hope everyone is doing well. I will pop in later and read posts. Hectic day, but that is just fine :p:)
  • roz0810roz0810 Member Posts: 250 Member Member Posts: 250 Member
    SW: 250.2
    GW for challenge: 234

    1st Oct 246.6
    2nd Oct 247.4
    3rd Oct 247.2
    4th Oct 247.4
    5th Oct 247.8
    6th Oct 247.6
    7th Oct 246.6
    8th Oct 246.6
    9th-12th DNW
    13th Oct 251.6
    14th Oct 250.2
    15th Oct 249.6

    Had a few bad days of carbs and over eating for hubby's birthday 😅 Back to it!
  • MorninbelleMorninbelle Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    I really want to join in. I’m just switching from Noom to MFP because my weight loss was ssooo slow. 2 months to loose 10 pounds. I’ve got to do better.
    10/17 251
  • ESMLosesESMLoses Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    I’m in! I’d like to be down 15 lbs by the end, but in total I need to lose at least 40.
    10/17 SW: 196
  • goingapegoingape Member Posts: 302 Member Member Posts: 302 Member
    Hello all;

    This is my first weigh in on this thread. Saturday’s are my weigh in day. : D

    Starting weight on October 1st: 157.4
    End of December goal weight 153.8
    Ultimate goal 125 - 130

    October 3 - 155.8
    October 10 - 154.2
    October 17 - 153.8

    Cheers!!
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 846 Member Member Posts: 846 Member
    SW: 185.6
    10/7: 185.6
    10/8: 184.0
    10/9: 182.8
    10/10: 181.4
    10/11: 182.0
    10/12: 181.2
    10/13: 181.4
    10/14: 181.0
    10/15: 181.8
    10/16: 180.4
    10/17: 182.6
    10/18: 182.6
    10/19: 183.6 Glorious weekend, my parents took the kids, and we ate out once every day this weekend. No regrets. Time to get back on the horse!
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 846 Member Member Posts: 846 Member
    SW: 185.6
    10/7: 185.6
    10/8: 184.0
    10/9: 182.8
    10/10: 181.4
    10/11: 182.0
    10/12: 181.2
    10/13: 181.4
    10/14: 181.0
    10/15: 181.8
    10/16: 180.4
    10/17: 182.6
    10/18: 182.6
    10/19: 183.6
    10/20: 183.2 This is fine. I don't mind. Running day today!
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,356 Member Member Posts: 1,356 Member
    I'll play along.
    Alexandra
    48 years old
    Current weight 247. (49 pounds lost since 1/3/20)

    I would like to get to 50 pounds lost, and fit into the size 14 jeans I have in my drawer, by Christmas. (I'd actually like to make 75 pounds lost, but I'm under enough stress that the jeans are a better goal.)
  • Chris19012Chris19012 Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    I'll join in. I was down to about 170 but beer and bread saw the end of that! I'm back to measuring and logging everything now and, of course, it works again.

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 205.0 (April 10, 2019)
    STARTING WEIGHT: 186.0 (October 8, 2020)
    Oct. 8: 186.0
    Oct. 12: 182.4
    Oct. 19: 179.6
    Oct. 26:

    Oct. Goal: 178.0 (8.0)
    Oct. Actual:

    Nov. 2:
    Nov. 9:
    Nov. 16: 176
    Nov. 23:
    Nov. 30:

    Nov. Goal: 173.0 (5.0)
    Nov. Actual:

    Dec. 7:
    Dec. 14:
    Dec. 21:
    Dec. 28:

    Dec. Goal: 168.0 (5.0)
    Dec. Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 2.8
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 18.0
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 6.4
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 846 Member Member Posts: 846 Member
    SW: 185.6
    10/7: 185.6
    10/8: 184.0
    10/9: 182.8
    10/10: 181.4
    10/11: 182.0
    10/12: 181.2
    10/13: 181.4
    10/14: 181.0
    10/15: 181.8
    10/16: 180.4
    10/17: 182.6
    10/18: 182.6
    10/19: 183.6
    10/20: 183.2
    10/21: 184.1 WELP. It's my birthday, so we'll accept this and have one more day of debauchery before we get back to business. But first, birthday. :sunglasses:
  • Hanz228Hanz228 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Am I seeing things, or are there two threads for this topic? I just posted in one with the same subject, but then saw this one!
  • amberclem6amberclem6 Member, Premium Posts: 15 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15 Member
    10/11 SW: 251.8
    10/12: 251.6
    10/16: 250.6
    10/21: 253.4 Started a diet bet with coworkers. Hopefully this will be more motivation...
  • amberclem6amberclem6 Member, Premium Posts: 15 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15 Member
    10/11 SW: 251.8
    10/12: 251.6
    10/16: 250.6
    10/21: 253.4 Started a diet bet with coworkers. Hopefully this will be more motivation..
    10/22: 251.6 I think I am on to a good start! :) I think I also figured out the correct way to use MFP...I think I kept eating back all the calories that I burned while walking and working out...? I guess we shall see!
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 846 Member Member Posts: 846 Member
    SW: 185.6
    10/7: 185.6
    10/8: 184.0
    10/9: 182.8
    10/10: 181.4
    10/11: 182.0
    10/12: 181.2
    10/13: 181.4
    10/14: 181.0
    10/15: 181.8
    10/16: 180.4
    10/17: 182.6
    10/18: 182.6
    10/19: 183.6
    10/20: 183.2
    10/21: 184.1
    10/22: 184.6
    10/23: 183.8 On the way back down. Birthday stuff was worth it. :heart:
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,356 Member Member Posts: 1,356 Member
    I have lost the 50, so now onward and downward!
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