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Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 129
I’m a 5’ 8”, 45 yo Mom of 2 young ones. The lockdown had me squeaking toward 200, so I knew I had to start taking better care of myself!
Original SW: 196.2 lb (6/11/20)
GOAL Weight: 165 lb
Total weight loss to date: 20.1 lb
11.1 lbs to go!
R121: -3.1 lb✔️
R122: -1 lb ✔️
R123: -.2 lb ✔️
R124: -3.4 lb ✔️
R125: -1.2 lb ✔️
R126: -1.1 lb ✔️
R127: -1.5 lb ✔️
R128: +1 lb (Vacation Week)
Round 129 SW: 176.1 (on 10/13/20)
- I was up last round, so I still have a ways to go for an overall loss, but this is in the right direction.
- I can feel my fingers plumped up again, so I know I have a little water retention.
- I can still today feel my fingers all bloated, so for some reason I am really holding onto this water.
- Whoosh! I finally lost that water weight! And I’m back to the starting weight of last round, so I feel better.
- I am getting dizzy on this roller coaster
- It was my husband’s birthday yesterday, so there was cake and his favorite dinner. Luckily, there are no more “food events” until Thanksgiving!
- Okay, I'm finally heading back in the right direction!
October 21, 2020 2:44PM
I'm in! Good luck in this round!
SW 215 lbs
GW 160ish lbs
RSW 179.2 lbs (10/13)
RGW 178.0 lbs
10/14 178.8 T.O.M started today and the chocolate cravings came back full force lol Must. Resist. Temptation...
10/15 178.8 Normally the 2nd day of TOM there is a drop but I'll take staying the same over an increase.
10/16 178.8 I ate like crap yesterday. Went 300 over my calorie goal. Oops. Back on track today.
10/17 178.4 A little loss. I'll take it!
10/18 178.2 Getting closer to my round goal. I got told yesterday that I shouldn't lose any more weight. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing because I still have quite a long way to go. It was from a coworker that always seems to have a comment about everyone's weight. Annoying for sure, but for them to tell me that I'm looking great and should stop now, was kinda weird.
10/19 178.0 Well I made it to my round goal! Slow but sure. After I had my last baby in 2013 I was at 250lbs. I got down to 178 before giving up. I am excited to see that number and PASS it this time! Happy Monday!
10/20 177.2 I passed it
Now to keep motivation and keep going! I ended up getting a 2nd job for Christmas money. My sleep schedule will be all over the place pretty soon. 3 nights and 2 day shifts a week. Life will be crazy until 2021... not like it hasn't been already. I'm hoping working more will help my progress.
10/21 177.4 I'm holding onto some sodium I think. My hands and feet are swollen. Hope you all have a great Wednesday!
October 21, 2020 3:57PM
Female 50 yrs. 5'2"
9/23/2020 OSW 170.1
Long term goal 125
Round 127 ⬇️ 5.0 lbs. 165.1
Round 128 ⬆️ 0.3 lbs. 165.4
Starting Weight 165.4
Goal this round 163
10/14- 167.5 Not a good way to start out for sure.
10/15- 167.8 I am retaining a lot of water. This should go down in a few days, I hope.
10/16- 167.1 Going down! Its not right that I can gain 2lbs in one day but take days to loose it.
10/17- 166.8 Still going in the right direction
10/18- 166.8 Did not go up so that's a small win.
10/19- 166.2 I wont make my goal this time around. New goal, get back to this rounds starting weight.
10/20- 165.1 Ok, just need to stay the path.
10/21- 165.5 Busy day today, going to try not to snack.
October 21, 2020 3:59PM
he’ll be in my thoughts! Hopes for a transplant soon!
October 21, 2020 4:10PM
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 60 YEARS
& FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 87 FOR ME.
“Today….I am choosing Me”
Highest weight ever (2014/2015): 253
Original starting weight for this current journey : (1-11-2018) 235.0
R128 EW= 208.6
R129 EW= TBD
Current New Goals:
Short Term Goal: To weigh less at the end of this round than I did at the end of the last round.
Final goal: 145-155. We’ll see how I look & feel when I get there.
Walk 3 or more miles per day a minimum of 4 x per week. Do aerobic dancing at home a minimum of 3 x per week.
LOOK AND SEE HOW THE UPS & DOWNS OF MY JOURNEY JUST HELPS ME BE A STRONGER & MORE DETERMINED ME
Fuchsia is a Happy Weight Loss for me.
Blue is a sad weight gain.
Black is no change.
R43 through R53 (06/07/18 thru 09/24/18) =
(Ending weight 176.0)
R53 through R63 (09/24/18 thru 01/02/19) =
(Ending weight 185.5)
R63 through R73 (01/02/19 thru 04/12/19) =
(Ending weight 191.8)
R73 through R83 (04/12/19 thru 07/21/19) =
(Ending weight 195.4)
R83 through R93 (07/21/19 thru 10/29/19) =
(Ending weight 188.0)
R93 through R103 (10/29/19 thru 02/06/20) =
(Ending weight 192.1)
R103 through 113 (02/06/20 thru 05/06/20) =
(Ending Weight 204.9)
R113 through 123 (05/07/20 thru 08/24/20) =
[/color=blue] (Ending Weight 209.3)
R124 (08/25/20 thru 09/03/20) =
[/color=blue] (Ending Weight 211.2)
R125 (09/04/20 thru 09/13/20) =
(Ending Weight 212.6)
R126 (09/14/20 thru 09/23/20) =
[/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 212.0)
R127 (09/24/20 thru 10/03/20) =
(Ending Weight 210.4)
R128 (10/04/20 thru 10/13/20) =
[/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 208.6)
ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
After travel weight so I’ll take it. Good luck everyone this round. Welcome to all the newbies, we are thrilled that you have joined us!
I shed that travel weight quickly with some pretty good choices at home yesterday. Today is a WONDERFUL day for me. I have been going through some very tough things here at home and work and today a wee piece of it is getting resolved. I will explain when I have time. It has been time crunching and gut wrenching at times which has been holding me back from my usual fitness and diet routines. 2 more parts to go and I hope to be all in again by the first of the year. In the meantime, it’s wonderful to see the progression in all parts of my life including these little losses on the scale. Thanks for your support everyone! I’m finding my way back slowly but surely!
I was hoping for a bigger drop but I guess I should not get greedy. I am happy, overall, at the downward trend when I know I am not in a place to give 100% just yet. However, the dust will settle eventually! Yay on the continual improvement!
This is great news for me! I have been lowering my portion sizes and choosing my snacks carefully. I am still not getting in enough movement, not logging consistently and not counting calories and carbs to the exact numbers. However, I am making the small changes here and there that is helping to make a difference. Life is still upside down for me, but I am tweaking what I can and staying committed in my mind and soul. That is the best I can hope for or do right now. The little changes make a difference, friends!
I’m not sure exactly what happened. Small portions and pretty good choices. Probably the garlic bread. I noticed on my spoiler that I have lost (and made goal of ANY LOSS) the last 3 rounds. Striving to keep up the momentum.
Wow! The ups & downs of a weight loss journey! I really watched my portions yesterday and had no bedtime snacks when watching late-night TV because I took my son out to a newly renovated restaurant in our town that now serves Pizza including Deep Dish Square Pizza. In this little town, that is a BIG DEAL. It was delicious even though it is not normally in my menu planning. My son and I ate JUST UNTIL we began to feel full and took the rest home for dinner later. Portion Control especially with “wrong foods” is ESSENTIAL. No snacks-payment for the Pizza. It greatly helped the scale this morning. I am so happy that it did not completely blow my progress. Social things will always occur…..I’ve just got to keep making those adjustments. Have a great week everyone!
So….. last night, after having had a low calorie/carb dinner, I started munching small amounts of multiple things. Grazing really. I was convinced I was hungry. I am proud that I stopped myself, paid attention and realized that I was not full, but not hungry either. It was more in my head. Also cravings perhaps? I realized I didn’t really NEED more food. So I stopped. I’m not going to say it was easy to overrule my brain, but I stopped. I am so glad I was able to do that last night. What a NSV that was! The scale rewarded me this morning too!
Come on 205!!!! I am sure these losses will level off at some point, but I am enjoying the fruits of my labor for as long as I can. I danced to one 4 minute song last night and I did one Fitness Marshall video workout (under 3 minutes) also. Hey, it is a start!
October 21, 2020 4:22PM
Height: 5’ 3”
GW for this round: 146
Round 126 (1): 156 to 153.2 (-2.8 lbs)
Round 127 (2): 153.2 to 150.4 (-2.8 lbs)
Round 128 (3): 150.4 to 148.0 (-2.4 lbs)
Goals for this round:
- Lose 2 lbs
- Get out for a morning run twice and do Ring Fit the other days
- Do core strengthening exercises 5x (every other day)
10/14 - 148.0 - Starting off on a nice round number. Got new running shoes yesterday, and they feel great! I’d forgotten how big a difference good shoes can make for my knees and feet. Did the new core exercises this morning; here’s to a great round for everyone!
10/15 - 147.2 - Ugh, yesterday was HARD. I don’t know what the trigger was (lack of sleep? hormones? too much calorie restriction?) but I was SO HUNGRY all day. I wanted to eat everything in sight. I managed to mostly stick to my meal plan, but still indulged in some extra bites here and there. I’m happy about the scale going down, but I’ve got to make some modifications if I keep feeling like this. It’s not worth it and definitely not sustainable.
10/16 - 147.2 - Happy to hold steady after such a big drop yesterday. Still not sure what caused such extreme hunger, but I felt much better yesterday and today. Will be ordering out for dinner, so will need to plan carefully.
10/17 - 147.8 - Not surprised, for two reasons. One is that we had take-out pizza last night that was very salty - both kids woke up wanting water overnight. The second is that I’ve been tracking my weight with HappyScale (after seeing it recommended here!) and I can see that I generally have a bump up every 12-14 days and I was due for one. Knowing that history makes it a lot easier not to freak out when I see the number on the scale go up.
10/18 - 147.8 - High again, but it’s also now TOM, so again, not too surprised. Also felt very sore and heavy trying to exercise this morning. Just got to keep eating well and trust that the scale will go back down.
10/19 - 146.4 - There we go, back on track!
10/20 - 146.8 - Back up a little, but not too bad. Probably more accurate than the big drop yesterday. This morning was rough since the little guy woke at 4:00 AM - going to need lots of coffee today.
10/21 - 146.4 - And down again. Feeling good today - made some healthy pumpkin muffins for breakfast and the kids have actually been playing together nicely so I’ve managed to get some stuff done around the house. Happy Wednesday!
October 21, 2020 7:41PM
SW: Round 129 - 167
10/19 - 167 - Starting over...
10/20 - 166.6 - Jumping back in the ring...
10/21 - 168.8 - Blaming it on the bread...
We got this...
October 21, 2020 7:57PM
October 21, 2020 8:55PM
October 21, 2020 9:53PM
JGM10D Round 129
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!
October focus: improving stamina, strength, flexibility, which may impact the scale
Stabilise weight under 150
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.
(One good thing about Covid is that I don't have to traverse the minefield of family celebration meals.)
JGM10D ~|~ Round 128
🔹Posting weight and comments each evening.
🔹Age 74;🔹Height 5’2”🔹Female🔹
🔹SW: 227lbs (Mar 2014)
🔹1 Aug 2019: 171.1
🔹GW 2019: < 155 ✅
🔹13 Sept 2020: 152.2
🔹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 128 EW: 148.4
Round 129 Goal: Maintain
14/10: 148.6: Goals 🌟
15/10: 148.0: Goals🌟
16/10: 147.8: Goal🌟
17/10: 147.2: Goals🌟
18/10: 146.2: Goals🌟
19/10: 147.1: Goals🌟
20/10: 147.5: Goals🌟
21/10: 148.0: Goals🌟
22/10: xxx: Goals
23/10: xxx: Goals
Last few Rounds
Round 127 EW: 148.4🌻
Round 126 EW: 151.2🌻
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!
October 21, 2020 10:33PM
1. Be under 209 - seems a bit drastic but I'm on an uptick so it's completely do-able.
2. Run/walk 15 miles with Tony (see profile pic)
3. Strength train 3 times.
4. Stretch/tone with Essentrics 3 times (check it out - I LOVE this program)
5. Be kind - be generous - laugh a lot - love my fellow human being, even if they cut me off in traffic.
10/14 - 213.6
10/15 - 212.6
10/16 - 211.0 this is surprisingly fast, but I know it’s because I’ve cut out all the snacking at work and munching at night.
10/17 - 212.2 pizza for dinner last night. Not worried about it.
10/18 - 211.2
10/19 - 211.0
10/20 - DNW
10/21 - 210.2
October 22, 2020 2:01AM
SW (08/10): 233.6
10/14 - 211.4; exercise video + 9k steps
10/15 - 211.8; 9 mile bike ride
10/16 - 211.4; 15k steps
10/17 - 210.6; 19 mile bike ride
10/18 - 210.4; 15k steps
10/19 - 210.0; 6k steps
10/20 - 210.2; 7 mile bike ride
10/21 - 209.4; 14k steps
October 22, 2020 3:54AM
I'm in for Round #129!
Round #123 < 3.4lbs
Round #124 < 2.4lbs
Round #125 < 3.6lbs
Round #126 < 1.2lbs
Round #127 < 1.6lbs
Round #128 < 2.6lbs
10/14 121.4 No exercise
10/15 121.0 Walking: 10 mins Woo! Down 18lbs in just over 2 mos!
10/16 120.2 No exercise Color me happy!
10/17 119.8 It just keeps getting better!
10/18 120.4 Note to scale: I know we’re not friends, but couldn’t you be a little bit nicer? No exercise
10/19 120.4 Walking: 21 mins
10/20 Didn’t weigh, Walking; 21 mins
10/21 120lbs Walking: 20.5 mins
October 22, 2020 3:56AM
10/22 - 203.3 lbs, need to post daily, be accountable and start loosing again.
R 109. SW 212.4 lbs EW 210.6 lbs (-1.8 lbs)
R 110. SW 210.6 lbs EW 206.8 lbs (-3.8 lbs)
R 111. SW 206.8 lbs EW 204.8 lbs (-2.0 lbs)
R 112. SW 204.8 lbs EW 202.2 lbs (-2.6 lbs)
R 113. SW 202.2 lbs EW 201.0 lbs (-1.2 lbs)
R 114. SW 201.0 lbs EW 199.2 lbs (-1.8 lbs)
R 115. SW 199.2 lbs EW 198.2 lbs (-1.0 lbs)
R 116. SW 198.2 lbs EW 198.4 lbs (+0.2 lbs)
R 117. SW 198.4 lbs EW 199.2 lbs (+0.8 lbs)
R 118. SW 199.2 lbs EW 201.2 lbs (+2.0 lbs)
R 119. SW 201.2 lbs EW 199.8 lbs (-1.4 lbs)
R 120. SW 199.8 lbs EW 200.2 lbs (+0.4 lbs)
R 121. SW 200.2 lbs EW 206.2 lbs (+6.0 lbs) ** the move
R 122. SW 206.2 lbs EW 208.1 lbs (+1.9 lbs)
R 123. SW 208.1 lbs EW 207.0 lbs (-1.1 lbs)
R 124. SW 207.0 lbs EW 203.5 lbs (-3.5 lbs)
R 125. SW 203.5 lbs EW -- Daughter fell and broke her back. Not tracking
R 127. SW 204.1 lbs EW 201.2 lbs
R 128. SW 201.2 lbs EW - Have been sick, and trying to deal with my daughter
R 129. SW
October 22, 2020 6:10AM
Starting weight: 338.5
Aim: lose 2.5lbs
October 22, 2020 8:55AM
61 year old female; 5’5"
Highest Weight: 213
Lowest Weight: 143
GW: (for now: 165--will set it lower later)
10/19 188.4 (with clothes at the doctor)
10/20 183.2 (this morning at home--au natural)--I'm back. Ate well within calorie range yesterday and did some meal prep last night for lunches. Still have to do some real food grocery shopping after work, but I got started, and that's the first step. Love you guys for always being here!
10/21 183.2 Ate within calories yesterday and began building back an exercise routine. Starting small, but going to work on being consistent with this first. Got in a walk and a short exercise bike ride. I’m working from home today, so maybe I can sneak in a couple short walks throughout the day on what looks to be another beautiful fall day.
10/22 182.4 Off to a good start. Made my family lasagna last night with a mix of lean beef and turkey and all low/no-fat cheeses with a lesser amount of whole wheat pasta. It wasn’t as good as it use to be maybe, but it was good and everyone ate it. I can’t eat like “normal people”. It’s like my body is allergic to high carb foods—it swells up! Lol. This is and always has been a mind game for me, so regaining control over what I WANT to eat it is the biggest part of the battle. That, and sticking to it for the long haul. I've done this before. I can do it again!
October 22, 2020 9:43AM
Most of the round is my maintenance week, so still gunning for the goal that was last round's goal. Don't think I was too far off it last round, but the final day was a high weigh in due to takeaway the night before.
Female, 28, 159cm
Previous Rounds (Scales, Trend)
Rounds Start: 73.8, 74.0
Round 125: 73.3, 73.7 (-0.5, -0.3)
Round 126: 73.3, 73.6 (+/-0, -0.1)
Round 127: 72.2, 73.1 (-1.1, -0.5)
Round 128: 73.2, 72.8 (+1.0, -0.3)
10/14 - 72.7 - Weird day at work yesterday. TW: Men being inappropriate at work:
One of the guys I work with turned up to a group social (online) chat just not wearing a shirt. I know it was just a social call, and we're normally fairly relaxed about dress codes (dressing gown and onesies have been a thing before), but that definitely crosses the line. It made me feel really quite uncomfortable, a kinda put a downer on the rest of my day. It also didn't help that I don't particularly like this guy (because he's a massive tool). Managed to set off all my anxiety and social triggers and really put me out for the rest of the day (and screwed getting some work done afterwards). Spoke to HR last night and feeling much better this morning.
Because of that, food wasn't top of my brainspace yesterday. But ended up with a very small deficit for the day. Was really tired and got an early night, so had a much lower expenditure than I normally would. And I think I ended up not having much to drink yesterday evening as I woke up this morning feeling very dehydrated (makes my abs pop though lol). Overall happy with my weight, expecting it to go down a little bit again tomorrow
10/15 - 72.2 - Just over yesterday, countered by the day before's just under. So maintenance is going fine right now. Happy with that weight, hoping it's going to stop bouncing around at some point and stay a little more consistent day by day, but I think that's just me being hopeful. Besides it was only last week I was complaining about getting the same number for several days in a row. It appears I'm never happy. Today I'm WFH and we have our digital teambuilding (read wine drinking time), so I'm expecting to be a little over there, however I'm also expecting to do some physical work as we've got some stuff to take to the tip today, so hopefully I'll get enough exercise to make it work out about even.
10/16 - 71.8 - Wasn't expecting that. Almost certainly massively dehydrated from the wine yesterday. Although didn't drink nearly as much as I used to. I think my tolerance has dropped enormously (not that it ever was that high), probably due to the fact that I don't really drink that much anymore. Food about level, drink pushed it up over somewhat. And I am HUNGRY today. Right now I'm pondering if it's acceptable to nip to the cafe up the road for lunch. They do an excellent fry up. But I really do not have the calories for that, so lunch will be lunch at home. I might be in maintenance week, but that does not give me licence to go away and eat all of the things.
10/18 - 72.1
10/19 - 72.4 - Well, that's my maintenance week over. Over calories for the week by around 250kcals, which, while not great, isn't really that bad. Especially considering that around 500 of those were alcohol related because we had our company teambuilding, so I'm not overly upset by it. As is standard practice, the weekend was a great calories wise. Judo on Saturday followed by a dog that needed walking and a long walk out with the family on Sunday gave me a huge amount of calories for those days, (which is how I managed to only be 250 over for the week considering the couple of heavily over days I had midweek). Proud of myself for yesterday as I managed to stop eating food twice because I wasn't hungry any more. Both brunch and dinner I didn't eat everything because I wasn't really hungry any more. Back to the grind today, although we do have a late judo session, so I'll be working out hard today as well. Should give me the calories to keep to the deficit for the rest of the week. And I've got already logged left overs for breakfast this morning, so I'm expecting today to look very low in the diary.
10/20 - 72.4 - As expected, a pretty good day yesterday. Well under calories for the day, and a nice hard judo session. It should be giving me a nice bank for the rest of the week as I always find weekdays much harder than weekends. Tummy's feeling a little off this last couple of days so I'm thinking I might be switching food to a few more plainer meals and probably cutting back on the milk based product for a few days to hopefully settle it. I say as I then have yoghurt in my breakfast shake this morning.
10/21- 72.7 - There I am, carefully meal planning for the rest of the week, going to the shops after work and buying only what is on my list (seriously this is really hard for me, I'm a terrible over-buyer). Carefully sorting it out so that calories are balance going through the week. And then I get home to find OH cooking a roast for dinner. I mean, I'm not complaining (I mean I am a little), but I had JUST bought food for the week. I had planned a really calorie balanced meal for the evening. All of that went out the window of course because had he logged any of those calories. Did he F-. No, he just made it, didn't worry about calories and then I ate it. DAMN IT!! I really struggle to restrict myself when it comes to food that he's made. Mostly because it's also really gooooood. Logged calories as best I could. Somehow it doesn't look that bad, even with the huge quantity of oil I added (I'd like to imagine that it was less that that, but it probably wasn't *sob*). Day has probably ended up around level, which isn't awful. Every day level is another day not over, which is where I was before soooooo. Oh I don't know, I've been really trying to kick myself back in to planning meals in advanced and having a sensible food plan and things like this really really do not help.
10/22 - 72.3 - Looks like my goal for this round is very much possible! Also I'm starting to wonder if I had set my loss rate to be 0.25kg a week before, because I seem to be getting significantly less calories adjustments throughout the day than I was before I changed my goals for maintenance. Ah well. Good day yesterday, although dinner was a bit of a flop. Slightly more depressing as that's what I have for lunch today. It as supposed to be chicken risotto. It was grey mush with chunks of chicken in it. I tried a slow cooker recipe that looked promising, but what it produced was certainly not a risotto. It also managed to remove all the flavour of everything. There was plenty of chicken stock, some wine, onions, garlic, chicken, pesto. And what did it taste of ... well very little really. Much better after some salt and pepper was added, but still, not good. Positives: lots of food. A very large serving size for a sensible calorie amount, but I think it would've been better with some cheese running through it and a smaller quantity of everything else. Ah well, we live an learn. I won't be making it like that again. I'll make it properly next time, it might take longer, but it sure will taste better!
October 22, 2020 9:53AM
29 yo female
5’2” Small frame according to my wrist circumference
SW 126.2 (April 14th, 2020)
Highest lifetime weight: 138 lbs. August 2011
Goal Weight: 110
Previous rounds: 125.2 -> 122.8 -> 121.6 -> 121.2 -> 119.8-> 119.4 -> 117.8 ->116.6 -> 117.2 ->117.2->114.8 ->116.8 -> 116.4 -> 114.0 -> 115 -> 115.4 ->115 ->113
Goal weight for this round: Staying around 113 or dropping to 112 would be nice.
Another goal: Embrace the scale fluctuations and not get flustered.
10/14 112.7 This will probably go up because I splurged on Chinese food for dinner. I was so exhausted tonight from moving for three days, work being busy this week and TOM. Now that I do have more control over what we’re eating for dinner, this Chinese food won’t set me back as much as it would have when living with my in-laws. Frankly, I feel like I need a night like this every so often to keep me sane and not as crazy about food. Have a good rest of your night!
10/15 113.2 Did not post
10/16 (113.4) Haven’t weighed yet today. Food was good yesterday. I had left over cous cous, pork tenderloin, and then a giant apple with peanut butter for my breakfast. Then, a plum for a snack and dinner was homemade leek, potato, and kohlrabi soup. It was a pureed soup base (leek, onion, and potato) and then I added fresh csa corn from the cob to, fresh diced carrots, shredded CSA greens (I think they were collards or broccoli rabe, not completely sure), green beans and chicken thighs to give some texture and color. We also had salad and a roll with it. Yum! It reminded me of chicken pot pie but a lot lighter. Left over soup will be dinner tonight or maybe lunch. I’m not sure yet about that. Hoping for today to be a little less crazy with work. We are settling in to our new apartment and will be hanging up our pictures this weekend, which will make it feel a little bit more cozy.
10/17 113.0 Not too much on the agenda for today. I think we’ll be hanging curtains and a couple other things. We plan on getting Thai for lunch, just to try out the restaurant and then not get takeout for a while after today. I’m cool with that and looking forward to masaman curry with sticky rice. I plan on using our portable sauna thing later today, so helpfully that will help with some of the excessive water retention from salty Thai food. I’ll have a peanut butter and apple for breakfast, Thai for lunch and something light for dinner. My body is just tired from the events this past week and being in a new place, so I’m looking forward to this low key weekend. I was light headed this morning so I’m going to refrain from exercise today at least and take it as a sign I should take it easy. Have a happy Saturday everyone!
10/18 Didn’t weigh this morning, didn’t bother to see the Thai food water retention. Yesterday was a nice day getting settled. Hanging the curtains were a success and made a huge difference for sleeping last night! Today has been productive with hanging some canvases on the walls. Of course, one piece of a canvas set doesn’t want to stay on the wall with the Command hangers. 5 out of 6 have stayed up along with two pictures using the picture frame Command stickies. Oh well, I have re-alcohol swabbed the wall where the canvas fell from and will reinforce it with another hanger even though the other piece is doing fine with one hanger. There’s always one in the bunch that’s a pain, isn’t there?
I had oatmeal for breakfast with added oat fiber powder, inulin, and then added raisins, peanut butter, maple syrup, butter, a dash of salt, ½ an apple, and pumpkin spice seasoning. It was so yummy and the little touch of butter added so much flavor and tied everything together! I have chili in the croc pot simmering away with a combo of ground pork and ground beef and a whole concoction of different spices. This recipe calls for cinnamon and I love the depth of flavor the cinnamon adds to it. I’m looking forward to having that on top of pasta tonight. I can’t decide yet if I want to use brown rice pasta or black bean pasta. I’m leaning towards black bean pasta for fiber and more protein.
10/19 113.2 Woohoo! The Thai food didn’t stick like it normally does 😊. I plan on doing a spin bike workout today at some point. My plan was to do it this morning, but my husband has a busy day and asked if I could do it later, so he could try to sleep longer. So, my goal is to do a workout later in the day, which is typically a challenge for me because I get into a groove of my other things for the day. I think dinner tonight will be left over chili, or that may be breakfast. Once again, I’m undecided. Breakfast might be a chocolate protein cake. That chocolate craving is starting to come around again, so I might nip it with the protein cake recipe. If anyone is interested I’m happy to share it!
10/20 114 Food was pretty good yesterday, we did end up having baked chicken fingers for dinner last night but I was aware of my portions and had a salad with it to add some veg to my dinner. I managed to do the spin bike yesterday as well, so that was good! I hope you all have a good day!
10/21 (113 added in on 10/21/20) Haven’t weighed yet. Not having an even floor in the bathroom makes it a touch more challenging to weigh every day. Oh well. Food was pretty good yesterday. I made an apple protein cake for breakfast, had an apple for a snack, and chili with roasted veggies for dinner (new potatoes, radishes, green beans and Hakurei turnips). I was still hungry before heading to bed, so I finished up the rest of the roasted turnips and radishes because my husband didn’t have any of the roasted veggies.
I plan on doing another lunch time spin bike workout. I really enjoyed that on Monday because it helped break the day up a bit. I’ll put it on my calendar, so I don’t forget. Have a good day everyone!
10/22 112.something (weighed myself with my shorts and tank top on, so it clocked in at 113).
Dinner last night was a big bowl of roasted CSA eggplant, leeks, broccoli and potatoes tossed with tomato sauce and this cute little pasta shaped like pumpkins from Trader Joes. I finished up the chili yesterday for breakfast but added some corn from the last corn on the cob I had from our CSA. Doing that also brightened it up a bit too 😊. My snack was an apple with a peanut butter dip I concocted.
We got some uncertain news yesterday… my husband might have to live in another state January through March for his fieldwork because his field work is in a bordering state that says if you live in a state that bumps up over 5% for Covid, his fieldwork state won’t let him come across the border to do his fieldwork. Even though we are legit 20 minutes from said fieldwork placement. So please hope something gets figured out! I’m going to miss him so much if he has to live somewhere else for 3 months. I would only get to see him when we meet at the border for me to bring him some meals, so he doesn’t have to worry about that aspect during his placement. I know there are much worse things going on in the world, but this just adds to it. ☹
October 22, 2020 10:39AM
F 37 158cm (5'2)
SW 136.6kg (Jan 2020)
GW (23 October) 123.5kg
Round 123 - 127: 5.2kg loss
Round 128: 0.9kg loss
Did a bunch of walking at uni, and mowed my front lawn. Definitely feeling the heat by the end of it.
Kids sprung the Bookweek parade on me for tomorrow. A rush to the shops for materials and a planned dinner out the window. At least the kids will look good tomorrow.
Friday drinks. I haven't done that for 20 years. I am a slow drinker, so have one small one while everyone else has 2-3. Saves calories at least, and means I can still drive home at the end.
Election Day. Lots of walking and a democracy sausage and cake. Practicing portion control.
TOM is causing a really sore back. I'm just going to take it easy with a heat pack. It generally doesn't last more than a day or 2. Got my first weight loss comment today.
I really need to redo my rotating dinner menu. Pasta isn't a good option for me anymore. I made my own, leftover soup, coleslaw and eggs.
I went into the uni for a study group. Stress makes it easy to keep to my calorie goal.
Uni again, lots of walking. This was my last contact day for the year, so I'll have to make my own exercise from now on.
Writing more assignments today. Went for a hike up a mountain with my son after dinner. I will need to work on my fitness.
October 22, 2020 10:41AM
Excited for another round!! Met my goal last time - first time I’ve done that 😬
F 53 5’5”
R128EW 168.8 10/13
Goal this round: 167.8💥
10/14 168.2 😐
10/15 168.4 😯
10/16 168.2 😐
10/17 168.8 🍕
10/18 169.0 🤨
10/19 168.2 😐
10/20 168.0 🙂
10/21 167.8 😬
10/22 167.0 🥳
October 22, 2020 10:57AM
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