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  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,879 Member
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    Start weight, January 1, 2021: 132.0
    December 1, 2020 – 135.6
    November 6, 2020 – 140.8
    October 2, 2020 – 147.8
    September, 14, 2020 – 153.0

    My calorie rule for January UAC
    Defining, for myself more than anything, what is the definition of my daily calorie goal. For Oct and Nov, I used 1430 and not eating back exercise. December, I raised that to 1480 with no additional calories for exercise. For January, I am going to try a blended rule; either Food calories under 1480, or Net calories (ie Food minus exercise) under 1200. So, if my exercise burns less than 280 on a given day, there is no added calories. BUT, if I exercise more, I have the option additional food OR if I overeat, I have the option of exercising more to not use a pass day. This flexibility was not something I allowed in my previous rounds. Once I exceeded my goal calories, regardless of my exercise burn. Also, I am defining that I am using the MFP estimate for the caloric burn from exercise. I know I could get different numbers elsewhere, but I am going to use only the one source – good or bad.
    Date: 1/1
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Solo walk 0:56:56 at 13’58” pace for 4.07 miles, avg HR 133 BPM; 5 min planks/pushups
    Calories?: Yes, 1422/1480 – 284 exercise (1138 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2078

    Date: 1/2
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Indoor cycle 31 min; 0:26:34 Solo walk/jog at 11’59” pace for 2.21 miles, avg HR 157 BPM; 3 min mixed plank; 1 min sit up (20), 1 min squat (28), 1 min knee push ups (21)
    Calories?: Yes, 1537/1480 – 455 exercise (1082 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 1971

    Date: 1/3
    Exercised?: Yes, AM: Indoor cycle 15 min; 1:14:55 Solo walk at 14’53” pace for 5.03 miles, and HR 121 BPM; 4 min mixed planks; 1 min sit up (20), 1 min squat (31)
    Calories?: Yes, 1424/1480 – 494 exercise (930 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: No, Stand
    TDEE: 2018

    Date: 1/4
    Exercised?: Yes, AM: Elliptical 20 min; 6 min mixed planks
    Calories?: Yes, 1459/1480 – 180 exercise ( 1279 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: No, Move
    TDEE: 1817

    Date: 1/5
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Indoor cycle 30 min; 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (21), 1 min squat (32); 0:57:55 Solo Walk at 14’15” pace for 4.06 miles, avg hr 121 BPM
    Calories?: Yes, 1458/1480 – 528 exercise ( 930 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2240

    Date: 1/6
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Indoor cycle 35 min; 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (21), 1 min squat (36), 1 min scap pushup pike (10) (341 20/60), Elliptical 12 min; 0:25:01 Solo walk at 15’30” pace for 1.61 miles, avg HR 119 BPM (420 21/60)
    Calories?: Yes, 1480/1480 – 512 exercise ( 967 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2120

    Date: 1/7
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: 1:25:51 Solo walk at 13’43” pace for 6.26 miles, avg HR 130 BPM; 5 min mixed planks; 1 min sit up (22), 1 min squat (35)
    Calories?: Yes, 1386/1480 – 423 exercise ( 963 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2277

    Date: 1/8
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Indoor cycle 25 min; Under desk Elliptical (testing before I bring to 86 yr old father) 39 min; 0:38:41 Solo Walk at 14’15” pace for 2.71 miles, avg HR 123 BPM; 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (26), 1 min squat (44)
    Calories?: NO, 2605/1480 – 540 exercise (2065 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2181

    Date: 1/9
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Indoor cycle 25 min; 0:23:55 walk/jog at 11’19” pace for 2.05 miles, ang HR , avg HR 153 BPM: 0:05:58 cooldown walk, 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (23), 1 min squat (37), knee pushup (10) (672 46/60)
    Calories?: Yes, 1286/1480 – 441 exercise ( 845 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2131

    Date: 1/10
    Exercised?: Yes, AM: indoor cycle 40 min; PM indoor cycle 25 min, 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (23), 1 min squat (43), knee pushup (10)
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 1965

    Date: 1/11
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: 1:00:55 Solo Walk at 14’22” pace for 4.24 miles, avg HR 130 BPM; 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (24), 1 min squat (38), knee pushups (11)
    Calories?: Yes, 1427/1480 – 300 exercise ( 1127 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2106

    Date: 1/12
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: Indoor cycle 30 min; 4 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (21), 1 min squats (34), knee pushups (11)
    Calories?: Yes, 1452/1480 – 236 exercise ( 1216 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: No (at 9:30 realized watch died, by the time I get it charged, I am not heading outside to get the “move” I need for that ring. Ready to faceplant at the moment.)
    TDEE: 1875

    Date: 1/13
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: 1:04:10 Solo walk at 13’48” pace for 4.65 miles, avg HR 133 BPM; 3 min forearm planks, 1 min sit up (23), 1 min squats (36), knee pushups (12)
    Calories?: Yes, 1466/1480 – 397 exercise ( 1069 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2303

    Date: 1/14
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: indoor cycle 20 min; 0:48:20 Solo walk at 13’58” pace for 3.45 miles, avg hr 122 BPM
    Calories?: Yes, 1433/1480 – 393 exercise ( 1040 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2110

    *** late in the day posting given I did not get my activity in until I headed out at 8:45 PM with slush coming from the sky. But I got it done!

    Date: 1/15
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: 0:40:31 Walk/stroller with 23 lbs of cats at 14’36 pace for 2.76 miles, avg HR 154 BPM; 6 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (26), 1 min squats (41), kn. pushups (13); Indoor cycle 30 min
    Calories?: Yes, 1546/1480 – 433 exercise ( 1113 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2098

    *** exercise description for yesterday was omitted. Now filled in under the spoiler.

    Date: 1/16
    Exercised?: Yes, AM: Basement stairs/daughter’s condo for 23 minutes ≈ 69 flights (20 sec/trip)
    Calories?: Yes, 1449/1480 – 181 exercise ( 1268 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: No
    TDEE: 1840

    ** basement stairs, my creative solution to a complicated day!

    Date: 1/17
    Exercised?: Yes, AM: 0:40:18 walk/stroller w/ cats at 14’45” pace for 2.73 miles, avg HR 132 BPM; PM: 6 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (27), 1 min squats (42), knee pushups (12); indoor cycle 10 min
    Calories?: Yes, 1473/1480 – 273 exercise ( 1200 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: 2024

    Date: 1/18
    Exercised?: Yes, PM: 1:22:20 Solo walk at 13’28” pace for 6.11 miles, avg HR 135 BPM; 5 min mixed planks, 1 min sit up (26), 1 min squats (46), knee pushups (7)
    Calories?: Yes, 1403/1480 – 516 exercise ( 887 net)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings closed?: Yes
    TDEE: TBD

    *** with all the deer photos lately, I thought I would share a funny story from tonight's walk. Towards the end, two deer ran across the road about 50 feet in front of me, then doubled back to the other side and stood are stared at me as I passed them both ways because it was near a turn around point. I think it was the flashing LED arm band that I wear while walking at night. I think they were confused or curious. Another pair passed me later, right before my house.

    Pass #2
    Remaining passes:
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    @Dory_42 Remember the good years, and your decision today was a kind one!

    @pearl0408 - love the count down

    Love the new photos. Enjoyed them all, sorry I did not go back through and tag people, but I need to get back to work.

    @dewit - Hope we are seeing you here tonight!
  • biketheworld
    biketheworld Posts: 2,255 Member
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    Exercised - yes
    Tracked - yes
    Under cals - yes
    4/3 passes used - goal to keep it under 6 this month.

    @jensam327 - I saw you do Classical Stretch! I love her so much. Unfortunately my PBS station stopped carrying her, so now I pay for full access to her website. I feel so incredible after a workout - they're so darn hard but so good!

    @Dory_42 - so sorry about your dog. That's such a hard decision, but you made it because you loved him and knew it was the right thing to do. It's still heartbreaking though.

    @ginadomaszewicz - that picture of Chester and the deer is priceless. Absolutely beautiful. You also commented on my dilemna with hubby baking pecan pies (and other goodies). We have had that talk - he knows I'm tracking calories - he's on board - sort of. Doesn't want to sabotage me, just can't bring himself to cook low-cal. He's an excellent cook but even if I give him a recipe, he "modifies it so it will taste good." HOWEVER - I cannot blame him for the extra weight I carry around. He never forces me to eat something, and when I choose to eat potato chips or cookies or donuts at work, well, that's my own decision, not his. Mainly what we're both learning to control is the serving size. There have been a few times I've told him I don't need so much food on my plate to which he says "fine, but you'll be gnawing on your leg in 3 hours from hunger" - LOL - hasn't happened yet!
  • Hollis100
    Hollis100 Posts: 1,408 Member
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    Hollis100 wrote: »
    Exercise: yes, worked on a paper out on the nearby national park and then walked an hour in the wind
    Calories: yes, under
    Tracked: yes

    I'm going to change my earlier post to yes, no, no. I've been working on a paper all day and have munched beyond my calorie budget. Right now, I really want a takeout grilled cheddar cheese with tomato sandwich and hot coffee -- but it's 28 F and 10:30 p.m. at night. It's the idea of something hot that somebody else makes so I can keep working. Arguing about it now.

    Pass Day 2

  • Dory_42
    Dory_42 Posts: 3,587 Member
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    Thanks for all the love and support. I know it was the right decision and kitten has been extra cuddly which helps. Keeping busy while we adjust to the new situation.
  • pamjsa
    pamjsa Posts: 149 Member
    edited January 2021
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    Exercise: ✔️ 30 minutes on the stationary bike, 20 minutes of weights
    Calories: ✔️
    Tracking: ✔️
    Pass days used so far: 1 of 3

    So sorry for your loss, @Dory_42 . Even when you know you've done the right thing, it's still a hard decision to live with. ❤️
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @ginadomaszewicz Regarding your husband's cooking: He is right about taste. Years ago, one of my dear friends was a retired home economics teacher. ( I don't think those teachers are extinct these days). She had a motto that 'a fat gram equals a taste gram."
    @MadisonMolly2017 often shares her decision to modify how her brain processes that concept so that salt, sugar, and fat do not sabotage her.
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    It will take me a few days to catch up.
    Exercise: Active stretching in the morning 15 minutes. Mid-day, 45+ minutes of walking with intention.
    Tracking: good
    Calories: under my limit
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @Chinkiri You have relaunched!! Congratulations!
  • corriepelc
    corriepelc Posts: 2,088 Member
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    Worked out lots today, but had the day off and went out to lunch as my area of California is finally out of strict lockdown. I decided to enjoy it and take the day off from tracking, so Pass Day 1 for me.
  • Porkus5
    Porkus5 Posts: 17 Member
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    Yes, yes, yes.
  • JTreasures
    JTreasures Posts: 856 Member
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    Yes x 3
  • Chinkiri
    Chinkiri Posts: 1,121 Member
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    @Pearl0408 How exciting!
  • molly3210
    molly3210 Posts: 804 Member
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    I have had issues getting into the community part of the MFP app! Tracking still works though. I had my third pass day on Saturday, but have two yesses for Sunday and Monday!
  • Chinkiri
    Chinkiri Posts: 1,121 Member
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    @Hulya_79 Good for you! I hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the calorific food!
  • calvin20874
    calvin20874 Posts: 1,181 Member
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    Exercise: 45 min. Biking, 50 min
    weight training, 50 min stretching
    Calories: yes
    Tracking: yes
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,033 Member
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    Dory_42 wrote: »
    I don’t really want to check in, not because I need a pass day (which I don’t thanks to morning yoga and evening Jiu Jitsu plus reasonable food choices which fit in my budget) but because the X-rays showed aggressive cancer and now I only have my kitten to cuddle, no dog in my house anymore. I know it was the right choice as he was in pain this weekend and it would just get worse, but it will take a bit of getting used to.

    Dear Dory aka @Dory_42
    I’m so sorry, and am thinking of you. I, too, had been hoping for a different test result. Wishing you the all the best. I know your kitten is not a replacement, and I’m glad you have it to love.
    Big hugs, 🤗
    Maddie
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,033 Member
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    Jan 18
    ✅✅✅
    Tracked all
    Under my new, lower calorie limit 3rd day
    1:10 8.4K exercise time/steps

    BP: ✅
    Protein✅
    Sodium✅
    Sat Fat ✅
    Fiber ✅

    Trend was 0.1 over my High End this morning. Taking more concerted action. Now!

    #NeverGiveUp

    #Focus on Identity Change.

    #NipItintheBudNow YES
    #Fight it All Year. NO!