kandi3570 wrote: »
Freeglerock wrote: »
Hi everyone. I'm Lisa, 41yo and live in the UK. I live with my partner of over 20 years and we have 2 kids (son 8 and daughter 5). Also have a cat (Curzon), fish and 4 chickens (and an endless supply of fresh eggs!).
Other than occupying myself with kids, work and chores I have 2 main hobbies at the moment which are sewing and allotment gardening (I have 2 allotments that I use to grow fruit and veg with varying success!). The allotments are incredibly time consuming, but love that every day of the year we can eat something we have grown ourselves.About my Weight Loss
I have always been on the "larger" side, and my weight has yo-yo'd as I have tried one diet after another. Even as a young teen I attended a Rosemary Connelly class with my Mum! Turning 40 in November 2019, I started my latest attempt to lose weight. Weighing in at 218.5lb (height 5'6") at that point, there was a long way to go to my 154lb goal (top end normal BMI). I joined this group in December 2019. Back in October/November 2020 I managed to get down to 170lb, but then started to lose motivation and focus. I decided to take a bit of a break from tracking and enjoy Christmas and a few too many glasses of wine. I put on nearly 10lb! Yikes!
I feel now ready to get serious again, and back on the wagon! If I don't start now, all my new "smaller" clothes will not fit! I have been reigning it in the past week, and upping my exercise. Despite stopping tracking, over the last 2 months I have been learning how to run, and this morning I ran my first 5k (in 34min!). Never thought I could run!January Goals
So, I am back on the group, and off the cheer squad. Time to get the Christmas weight off and a bit more! I'm still considering my 2021 goals, but to start with I plan the following:
* Post to this group! The months I have done well are ones where I have participated here and made myself accountable
* Walk at least 70k step a week
* Do at least 4 workouts (of at least 30min each), not including walks.
* Drink more water (my aim to start off which is 48oz a day)
kandi3570 wrote: »
So I have a question? As google is very confusing. What is the amount of protein that I should be getting a day, I’m adding in strength training and I honestly never get enough protein. I was going to go with macros but, I’m not going to add in food to get to a macro goal. I set it for 80 grams which is less than 0.5 grams per pound. But I’m not really trying to be a body builder so I’m not sure what the general rule is. I know my (smart???) scale tells me I’m low on protein daily. It also tells me I have a high muscle mass and low skeletal muscle. I assume that means I have a big heart, or it thinks I have lots of smooth muscle to break down all the food I shove in my face. 😂. Anybody have any good solid answers?
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