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St. Patrick’s Day Challenge! ☘️

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  • xxxtarable27xxxxxxtarable27xxx Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    MFP Original Start weight: 11/7/2020 292 lbs.
    February Starting weight: 2/9/2021 247 lbs.
    Goal weight: 233

    Pick any mini goal:
    Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)

    2/9: (For the early birds) 247 lbs.
    2/16: (Official start date) Snowed in didn't get to weigh.
    2/23: 239 lbs.
    3/2:
    3/9:
    3/16:


    Luck is on your side! 🌈
  • pinknshadypinknshady Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    ⁉️ So, I have a question for everyone! I tend to lose weight pretty fast bc I underestimate my calorie needs. I become obsessed with tracking my calories in the app, and I notice that I will skip eating a nutrient dense meal if I had a sip of my daughters high calorie Boba (bc I add it) 🥤

    Obviously this isn’t sustainable, and usually why I end up having to stop exercising 💪🏻 bc I have no energy and feel awful. My calorie limit is 1400 on the app, and I burn about 300 during an hour of activity at the gym. Last night I was exhausted by 7pm. I’ve been doing this for the last week.

    Anyway, I’m in this internal struggle on whether or not I continue counting my calories to the last crumb, pull back my workouts, or what?? This is how I always end up getting to my goal weight and then being so relieved it’s over. At 31 and years of yo-yo dieting, I see this can’t possibly be healthy and I need to develop a better system. Thoughts? 🙏🏻
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    pinknshady wrote: »
    ⁉️ So, I have a question for everyone! I tend to lose weight pretty fast bc I underestimate my calorie needs. I become obsessed with tracking my calories in the app, and I notice that I will skip eating a nutrient dense meal if I had a sip of my daughters high calorie Boba (bc I add it) 🥤

    Obviously this isn’t sustainable, and usually why I end up having to stop exercising 💪🏻 bc I have no energy and feel awful. My calorie limit is 1400 on the app, and I burn about 300 during an hour of activity at the gym. Last night I was exhausted by 7pm. I’ve been doing this for the last week.

    Anyway, I’m in this internal struggle on whether or not I continue counting my calories to the last crumb, pull back my workouts, or what?? This is how I always end up getting to my goal weight and then being so relieved it’s over. At 31 and years of yo-yo dieting, I see this can’t possibly be healthy and I need to develop a better system. Thoughts? 🙏🏻

    I have a history of yo yo dieting really bad but have made some changes that are working well for me. I prefer to increase my calorie limit to 1650 and not increase calories for exercise. The 1650 factors in the average exercise. I do weigh my food so there isn’t a risk of guessing too much or too little.

  • pinknshadypinknshady Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    @MichelleMcKeeRN thanks for the feedback! do you still lose weight at 1650?
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    @Pinknshady if I eat all 1650 daily I would lose very slowly. I try to treat it as my limit so some days I eat less and some days I eat all 1650.
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 598 Member Member Posts: 598 Member
    Original SW: 252.8 (11/13/2020)
    Challenge SW: 243.1 (2/5/2020)
    Challenge GW: 235

    Mini Goals:
    * Ring Fit Adventure on weekends + at least 1 weeknight
    * Limit snacks to 300cal per day
    * At least one long (30+min) outdoor walk per week

    I weigh in on Fridays, so I'm adjusting the check-in dates.
    2/12: 241.4
    2/19: 239.8
    2/26: 239.8
    3/5:
    3/9:
    3/12:
    3/19:

    Maintenance is better than gain, I suppose.

    I have gotten my Ring Fit Adventuring in, that's no problem - in fact I'm just going to do that for most of my regular planned exercise next month, so hitting that goal will be no problem for the rest of this challenge. I also got in a good 20-25 minutes of walking outdoors in yesterday, and I'm going to make that part of my regular planned exercise next month as well - the way my schedule is set up, I have 5 hours between getting out of bed and going to work on Thursday mornings, so I might as well make good use of that time.

    The snacking, though...that goal I definitely did not meet this week. I averaged 530 cal per day in just snacks, there wasn't one day under 400 cal, let alone the 300 I was aiming for. I couldn't even tell you why, there's no obvious Major Life Stuff getting in my way right now - the only big change this week from previous weeks is changing what time Hubs and I get out of bed. I didn't think waking up an hour earlier would make that much of a difference but I guess it did. Hopefully my husband and I settle into this new routine quickly.
  • CourtneyLomonacoCourtneyLomonaco Member Posts: 549 Member Member Posts: 549 Member
    Challenge SW: 160
    Challenge GW: 150

    Mini Goals:
    * No excessive snacking!!!

    I weigh in on Fridays
    2/12: 160
    2/19: 159.6
    2/26: 160.2
    3/5:
    3/9:
    3/12:
    3/19:

    Oh boy, going the wrong direction. I have been doing very poorly with my mini goal. I tend to stuff my face at night. Next week is my birthday and I know my coworkers are planning treats for me. I just have to be reasonable----ugh.
  • zaknjakesmumzaknjakesmum Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    I weighed myself this morning and I had lost 1 pound. So my update is:

    Mini Goals:

    **be more accurate in weighing and counting calories**
    eat my whole 1200 calories daily YES
    lose 5 pounds by Mar 17

    I weigh in on Fridays
    2/12: 201.6
    2/19: 201.4 -0.2
    2/26: 200.4 -1.0
    3/5:
    3/12
    3/19:

    So, not a huge loss, but better than a gain!

    Jennifer
    234 / 200.4 / 140
  • Chocolate_is_my_KryptoniteChocolate_is_my_Kryptonite Member Posts: 132 Member Member Posts: 132 Member
    W: 286
    CW:264.4
    Goal weight for 3/17 is 255
    My mini-goals are to drink a gallon of water a day and walk at least 3 days a week.

    2/8 (because I weighed in this morning already) 264.4
    Just under a gallon of water each day and no start to working out yet. Next week I will try to meet that goal.
    2/12 (I like to weigh in on Fridays typically)259.4
    2/19 260.4
    2/26 258.6
  • Steph_135Steph_135 Member Posts: 3,282 Member Member Posts: 3,282 Member
    SW (2/15): 159
    Loss goal: 4.5 lbs
    GW: 154.5

    Mini goals:
    1) Diet 🥑🥦 (Eat 4-5 servings vegetables daily)
    2) Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)

    2/15: 159 - Exercise is on a roll! Veggies...? We're working on it!!
    2/21: 157.6 - I checked in this day, but totally forgot to come and log it. :blush:
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:
  • Steph_135Steph_135 Member Posts: 3,282 Member Member Posts: 3,282 Member
    pinknshady wrote: »
    @MichelleMcKeeRN thanks for the feedback! do you still lose weight at 1650?

    Do some research on resting metabolic rate. Then add your workout calories on top of that, and that should give you your maintenance calories. Decrease by 15% for weight loss. :D This is generally accepted as a starting point. Adjust as necessary. Eat clean, whole foods. Much easier said than done! I know!
  • pinknshadypinknshady Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    Steph_135 wrote: »
    pinknshady wrote: »
    @MichelleMcKeeRN thanks for the feedback! do you still lose weight at 1650?

    Do some research on resting metabolic rate. Then add your workout calories on top of that, and that should give you your maintenance calories. Decrease by 15% for weight loss. :D This is generally accepted as a starting point. Adjust as necessary. Eat clean, whole foods. Much easier said than done! I know!

    My calorie goal with my metabolic rate and exercise calories is 1800 calories! I can’t imagine if lose weight eating that many
  • Louz163Louz163 Member Posts: 226 Member Member Posts: 226 Member
    St. Patrick’s Day Challenge! ☘️

    13/02/21 - 160lbs
    20/02/21 - 157lbs
    27/02/21 - 156lbs
  • chloeguochloeguo Member, Premium Posts: 58 Member Member, Premium Posts: 58 Member
    Starting weight: 2/9 139.8lb
    Goal weight:-7.5 lbs =132.3lb

    Mini goal:
    1) No late night snacks
    2) Track calories on MFP

    2/9: 139.8
    2/15: 140
    2/21: 138.8
    2/27: 136.2
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    Starting weight: 2/9 148lbs
    Goal weight: 139lbs

    Mini goals:
    1) Hydration 💦 (Drink a gallon of water a day)
    2) Diet 🥑🥦 (Keep calories under 1650 daily)
    3) Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)

    2/9: (For the early birds) 148lbs
    2/15: (Official start date) 145.75lbs
    2/21: 2/18 144.25, 2/19 144.25, 2/21 after a major carb load 146.5
    2/27: 143.25lbs
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17: Oh how I would love to see 139lbs on the scale! Heck, I would love to see 139.875lbs (I have a huge scale, like the doctors office, that measures accurately to 1/8th lb).

    2/27 I decreased my water intake to about 3 quarts a day, didn’t exercise much but I ate light. This weigh in was the lowest I have ever had on this scale! I am feeling optimistic I can reach my goal weight for the challenge.🍀
  • acrylicfoxacrylicfox Member Posts: 293 Member Member Posts: 293 Member
    SW: 184.9 / 83.9
    GW: 178.9
    Mini Goal #1: Sleep at least 5hrs a night, time it!
    Mini Goal #2: Prioritize healthy eating goals, even during work!

    Progress to date: 3.0lbs
    2/9: 84.5
    2/15: 83.9
    2/21: 82.8
    2/27: 82.5 - New job, lost focus for a bit, this week will be better!
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:

    🌈Luck!🌈
    Previous challenges
    2021
    Valentine's Day Challenge: -13.5lbs
    St Patrick's Day Challenge: ?


    edited February 27
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    @acrylicfox I find it interesting what makes dieting hard for people. Are the treats at work difficult to pass by? Is it the social aspect at work that influences your diet? Do you not bring lunch? I use to regularly eat pretty bad at work but now I do better during my work week.
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    @chloeguo Way to go!!! Already 3.6 pounds down!!
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    @Louz163 Wow! 4 pounds down already! You are doing awesome!
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    @zaknjakesmum You got this! You can still lose 5 by St. Patty’s day. You are literally 1/2 pound from being out of the 200s. Take it day by day. Just think, with two carefully planned days, you could be out of the 200s!
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