KeriA wrote: »
@iloveeggnog Happy anniversary and happy Noctober 19th!!!! You may not check this thread today but hope it was great!
Finally the scale moved below my last lowest weight! I lost 2.2 lbs from yesterday and 1.4 lbs from my September low. I finally lost more than 20 lbs. I was so close for so long. For those of us who have lost or maintained or have only gained a lb or 2 since early March, I think we should give ourselves credit for not gaining the COVID 19 lbs so many have or if we did and are doing something about it give yourselves a pat on the back. So here is my Monday check in:
67 years old, Height: 5'6"
SW: 266 lbs (Dec 2019)
9/1: 247 lowest Sept weight 246.8
1st GW: 220 The lowest weight I got to when I last lost significant weight.
2nd GW: Onderland 1st, maintain for a few weeks then
3rd GW: 186 overweight but not obese
4th GW: 150 lbs. Healthy weight Then evaluate what weight is best for me. I just want to get to a healthy weight for me.
October Goal weight: 242 again or at least in the low 240s
Log daily, stay under my calorie goal, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, get enough sleep and check into this thread on weekdays to track progress;
Continue my plan to up NEAT
Continue to increase exercise until I am at 45-60 minutes 6 days a week. Right now I am working on 30-60 minutes 5 days a week. 2 days of strength training and other exercise including walk/runs.
If I get this job (still waiting for official contract to sign), make sure I create and follow a schedule that includes meal planning and cooking at home (me, my husband and daughter) drinking water, increased physical activity and exercise. Adjust calories to activity and exercise level as needed.
Declutter Art Room and set up home office. Declutter the basement hallway and insist my youngest clean the bathroom.
Last month I only had 3 goals but this month I added one in case I got the job. I just added another goal to get ready for my job. If somehow it falls through I will have my art room ready to use. Last week I did what I could to get things out of it that didn’t belong. I was patient waiting for my husband to get the big things out this weekend. He waited till the last minute and got them out last night. So this week I can actually organize and clean up. I will still be getting rid of things like kid art supplies from teaching. Next weekend my husband needs to help me set up the desk and move the chair in. As I have less cleaning activity I will pick back up on exercise.
We took a little hiatus on Saturday and had our social distancing buddies over for our last meet up for the year since they live in Texas except for the summer. We celebrated my job offer and said our in person good byes for the year. I made Lancashire Hotpot they brought the bubbly and an apple pie. It was a typical Seattle day cool with a fine mist. We had an umbrella set up for their table. We also used out firepit which we hardly ever use.
Another thing I have been thinking about. I was originally going to have a rest from deficit calories when I lost 10% of my original weight. However I have decided that since my loss has been so slow and I have had long periods of staying the same weight that this isn't really necessary. What I will watch is if I start to up my exercise schedule significantly and exercise 6-7 days a week for over 45 minutes a day I will re-evaluate my calorie goal to make sure I adjust for my upped activity level especially if I am also more physically active otherwise. Last time I lost weight I had to take a break from low calories and adjust my calories up to lose. However I am not going to assume this weight loss is the same as last time. If I am losing I will keep it going but if I am stalling with a significant calorie deficit I will look at my calorie burn.
I will be reading your posts soon.
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