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Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 141



  • musicsaxmusicsax Member Posts: 2,463 Member Member Posts: 2,463 Member
  • _JeffreyD__JeffreyD_ Member Posts: 711 Member Member Posts: 711 Member
    Male: 63
    OSW: 237.8 (Nov. 2016)
    OGW: 199 (just to say I did)
    Maintenance Range Goal: 200-205

    Going to try to avoid pitfalls. (pitfall is an interesting word that I use without even thinking what it literally means.) How do I avoid pitfalls? By keeping my eyes open.

    I have a trip planned for May that will be a good inspirational milestone.

    Historical Averages:
    R 94: 210.7 (20191108 = date of the last day of the round)
    R 95: 210.3
    R 96: 210.5
    R 97: 211.3 (20191208)
    R 98: 212.7
    R 99: 212.5* (some ghost vaycay entries)
    R 100: 215.0* (ghost vaycay entries) (20200107)
    R 101: 216.0* (some ghost vaycay entries)
    R 102: 212.6
    R 103: 211.9 (20200206)
    R 104: 210.9
    R 105: 212.5
    R 106: 211.2 (20200307)
    R 107: DNF
    R 115: 215.6 (20200605)
    R 116: 213.7
    R 117: 213.1
    R 118: 212.1 (20200705)
    R 119: 212.4
    R 120: 211.5
    R 121: 207.9 (20200804)
    R 122: 207.4
    R 123: 207.3
    R 124: 209.4 (20200903)
    R 125: 208.9
    R 126: 209.6
    R 127: 209.1 (20201003)
    R 128: 210.0
    R 129: 210.6
    R 130: 210.7 (20201102)
    R 131: 211.5
    R 132: 209.2
    R 133: 211.7 (20201202)
    R 134: 211.0
    R 135: 211.5
    R 136: DNW (20210101)
    R 137: DNW
    R 138: DNW
    R 139: 215.7
    R 140: 215.2

    I like to track averages due to my wild fluctuations. For the same reason, I like to weigh daily so I can see the lows from time to time. It gives me hope.

    Round 141
    Month/Day: Exercise / Comment

    02/11: 213.6
    When I see some of you friends whose weight does not fluctuate up and down but moves steadily down, I just wonder how! My “system” seems to be like a semi-truck trailer that is either loaded or unloaded. I cross my fingers every morning when I go through the weigh station, hoping I am not over the legal limit!

    I know… I am weird.

    If I had to weigh the same every morning it would be impossible. We are all different, but we have common ground don’t we?

    02/12: 213.4
    Happy Friday!

    02/13: 213.2
    This makes zero sense after last evening. Supper was a cheese and crackers plate, with a frozen pizza for the main course. I was pretty good prior to that.

    On a side note, DW and I exchanged valentines last night. Our 45th (41st as married.) As I read her card for me aloud, something must have gotten into my eyes. 😊 Had to reach for a Kleenex. She laughed. Ha!

    02/14: 214.0
    214 on 2/14! Lots of comfort food yesterday. More coming today. DD in-law’s birthday happens to be Valentine’s day. Makes it easy on my DS! Ha!

    02/15: 215.4

    02/16: 214.8

    02/17: 213.6
    I do not know why I have not posted this week yet. Well, I guess I do. Lots clamoring for my attention in the mornings. I can’t believe it is already Wednesday.

    02/18: 212.6
    Obviously, I am in one of my off-loading periods. Maybe because I am getting at least a little bit of exercise removing snow from my drive and walk. Oh, and there is that thing about not carbo-loading. At any rate, I touched my lowest reading of 2021.

    02/19: 212.4
    Just waiting for the bounce. Unless I make a colossal mistake today, my 10-day average will take a nice dip this round.

    02/20: 213.2
    I did not make a colossal mistake, but I tried. Last night I was smitten with my see-food habit. Luckily, I ran out of time to eat more.

    This round was my best in a long while. I lowered my ten-day average and ended with a 2.4# loss since end of last round. Hope to keep it going. Thanks again @grandmajackie !
  • AR10at50AR10at50 Member Posts: 760 Member Member Posts: 760 Member
    Hi-I’m Karen. Thank you GrandmaJackie!!!
    Sept. ‘18. 187
    R141 Goals-168, alcohol only Fri., lots of water. I’m glad to be here with all of you! 🌸☕️ Karen

    2/12-170-Whew! A step in the right direction! It rained almost an inch here last night, things are wet, but I should be able to get a walk in somewhere, even if I have to drive to it.
    2/16-DNW-Heading out for a walk.
    2/17-170-Walked 2 miles and felt good.
    2/18-170-Made split pea soup.
    2/19-DNW-Walked 3 miles and it feels good to be getting back in the groove. Too much sitting and sewing, weather is nice!
    2/20/171-Made home made Mac & cheese and broccoli cheddar soup. Walked 4 miles and felt good.
    Happy Saturday!!!🌸☕️
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 3,904 Member Member Posts: 3,904 Member

    2/19 - 183 - 1601
    I have had a serious baking urge — more the baking than the eating — since this snowy period started, so yesterday I decided to bake a healthy-ish pumpkin crunch cake — extra egg, reduced sugar, added nuts. Not very seasonal, but I love the flavor & fragrance! Then I cut half into slices and took them to my two next-door neighbors. DH was happy to get dessert, and I enjoyed my half slice, and felt satisfied.
    ❤️ How rearranging even one piece of furniture can give a room a whole new feel.

    2/20 -


    @Sheilaboneham You do know you simply MUST share the recipe now, right?

    @deepwoodslady @musicsax et al....

    1) Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.

    2) Combine 1 can (15 oz) can pumpkin purée (just pumpkin, not pie filling) + 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz) + 3 large eggs + 1/2 c loosely packed brown sugar + 1.5 tsp cinnamon. (Original recipe called for double that of white sugar, but it doesn’t need it, and the brown sugar adds depth.) Pour into the greased pan.

    3) Combine 1 box cake mix evenly on top (I use spice cake, but white or yellow might work if you add more spices) + half cup nuts if desired. I use chopped pecans and I think they add play or as well as crunch, and a smidge of protein.

    4) Pour 1 cup melted butter over the cake mix.

    5) Bake 70 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy!

    Original recipe said 16 servings. I find even a half serving to be very satisfying.

    @SheilaBoneham Thanks for the recipe. I love having new things to add to holiday gatherings.
    And no sugary frosting on this one! Perfect!

    edited February 20
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 3,904 Member Member Posts: 3,904 Member
    Round 141
    ROUND 99 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
    R140 EW= 207.2
    R141 EW= 205.0

    Current New Goals:

    Short Term Goal: To weigh less at the end of this round than I did at the beginning of this round.
    Final goal: 145-155. We’ll see how I look & feel when I get there.
    Exercise: Move 30 minutes per day rotating activity.


    COLOR CODE: 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) = …..19.4 LOST (Ending weight 176.0)
    R53 through R63 (09/24/18 thru 01/02/19) = …..9.5 GAINED (Ending weight 185.5)
    R63 through R73 (01/02/19 thru 04/12/19) = …..6.3 GAINED (Ending weight 191.8)
    R73 through R83 (04/12/19 thru 07/21/19) = …..3.6 GAINED (Ending weight 195.4)
    R83 through R93 (07/21/19 thru 10/29/19) = …..7.4 LOST (Ending weight 188.0)
    R93 through R103 (10/29/19 thru 02/06/20) = …4.1 GAINED(Ending weight 192.1)
    R103 through 113 (02/06/20 thru 05/06/20) = …..12.2 GAINED (Ending Weight 204.9)

    R113 through 123 (05/07/20 thru 08/24/20) = [color=blue)…..4.4 GAINED [/color=blue] (Ending Weight 209.3)

    R124 (08/25/20 thru 09/03/20) = [color-=blue)……1.8 GAINED [/color=blue] (Ending Weight 211.2)

    R125 (09/04/20 thru 09/13/20) = ……1.4 GAINED (Ending Weight 212.6)

    R126 (09/14/20 thru 09/23/20) = ……0.6 LOST [/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 212.0)

    R127 (09/24/20 thru 10/03/20) = ……1.6 LOST (Ending Weight 210.4)

    R128 (10/04/20 thru 10/13/20) = ……1.8 LOST [/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 208.6)

    R129 (10/14/20 thru 10/23/20) = ……1.8 LOST (Ending Weight 206.8)

    R130 (10/24/20 thru 11/02/20) = ……1.8 GAINED (Ending Weight 208.6)

    R131 (11/03/20 thru 11/12/20) = ……1.2 LOST [/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 207.4)

    R132 (11/13/20 thru 11/22/20) = ……0.7 GAINED (Ending Weight 208.1)

    R 123 thru R133 (08/24 thru 12/02/20) = ……2.6 LOST (Ending Weight 206.8)

    R134 (12/03/20 thru 12/12/20) = ……2.6 LOST (Ending Weight 204.2)

    R135 (12/13/20 thru 12/22/20) = ……0.6 GAINED (Ending Weight 204.8)

    R136 (12/23/20 thru 01/01/21) = ……3.0 GAINED (Ending Weight 207.8)

    R137 (01/02/21 thru 01/11/21) = ……0.8 LOST (Ending Weight 207.0)

    R138 (01/12/21 thru 01/21/21) = ……1.6 LOST (Ending Weight 205.4)

    R139 (01/22/21 thru 01/31/21) = [color-blue]……2.2 GAINED (Ending Weight 207.6)

    R140 (02/01/21 thru 02/10/21) = ……0.4 LOST (Ending Weight 207.2)

    R141 (02/11/21 thru 02/20/21) = ……2.2 LOST (Ending Weight 205.0)

    R142 (02/21/21 thru 03/02/21) = [color-fuchsia]……xxx LOST (Ending Weight xxxxx)

    02/10 …..207.2 ….. ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
    02/11 …..206.8 ….. Very pleased to see it lower on the scale after travel. Let’s hope it doesn’t show up in the days to come. I could have made better choices for sure.

    02/12 …..206.0 ….. Sodium all gone. Long hair appointment today. That should limit my window of calories.

    02/13 …..206.0 ….. I had a bit of a binge with my snacking last night. However, my meals were minimal and healthy so the scale was not too badly affected. I will try to have an extra well-planned day today although a work crew will be back. Happy with the scale today overall.

    02/14 …..206.4 ….. A glucose drop last night for the first time in a minute. Some extra calories at the end of the day.

    02/15 …..208.8 ….. WTH? OMAD yesterday with one meal, though a bit starchy. 2 ½ pounds? I have no idea…….

    02/16 …..207.2 ….. Back where I started at the top of the challenge. I pushed a little extra water yesterday due to the obvious sodium disaster (?), but not enough. I will work on drinking even more today.

    02/17 …..204.6 ….. Yay! All the sodium is gone most likely! I made some really good choices yesterday. And I kept my night time snack to a square of 85% cacao dark chocolate. No exercise to speak of as I had a full work crew here yesterday (expecting them back today.) But I will be grateful and thankful of what I can do. One of my crewmen brings his family. A wife and adult son. They sit at my kitchen table all day even though they live one minute from my home. The other night he worked until 11:15 pm. When I say they are here all day, I am not kidding. He is a very slow but thoughtful and precise worker. I did figure out a simple solution to my eating problem when so many people are here. I bought some high protein slimfast and I have been making myself a shake during the day. It will help keep my glucose from dropping and will satisfy me for awhile. I don’t have to cook and eat in front of anyone. I make my shake and sip. It’s solves my problem. On another note, I slept 6 hours and 5 minutes last night which was AMAZING. Maybe it helped the scale a bit too?

    02/18 …..204.4 ….. I just couldn’t get enough food last night. The meatless spaghetti I made using spaghetti squash (small portion) just wasn’t enough. I’ve taken that into consideration since I am having leftovers for dinner tonight. I will have to add something healthy on the side. Pleased with the small drop anyway since there was some late-night eating. Thankfully I kept to good choices.

    02/19 …..204.8 ….. I hate typing my name in blue when yesterday was a good day food-wise. However, no TMI day #3 today and yesterday was extremely inactive as I worked on taxes from personal and 2 businesses for 2020. I have accountant but the package prep to give to accountant is horrendous. I am nearly done now so that is a relief! On another note, they are still at stage 1A here in my sleepy rural town in northern Michigan for the vaccine. I am in group 1C as a diabetic and cancer in remission. They are hoping by May for my group. It can’t come fast enough! I feel so vulnerable!

    02/20 …..205.0 ….. Down 2.2 this round. Now, to keep up the momentum! Great job to all that worked toward their goals!

    02/01 I am grateful for my ability to retire early at age 60. I am beginning to finally feel better rested and more in control of my life. Owning 2 motels and cabins left me working 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with never a day off. The businesses were located on my home property so there was never any rest, peace or privacy. The number of employees – 1. Just me and the occasional handyman I would hire if the job was above my skill set. What will I do for the rest of my life? As a widow, travel is a bit scary. I am not sure yet. But hopefully I will have lots of time to figure it out.

    02/02 I love my new house. It is old and smoky and needs lots of updating and work but I love the possibilities. Mostly I love that it allows me to have a separate apartment in the basement for my adult disabled son. I love we can work harder on independence for him.

    02/03 I love the frontline workers who allow me to shelter safely in my home while they are out on the frontlines battling this virus. Thank you to each and everyone of them. I hope you feel the love and respect.

    02/04 I love my children and grandchildren. Without them, life would be meaningless. Thank you to God for placing them in my life.

    02/05 I love my 3 new squirrel friends. All black squirrels, so shiny and beautiful. One is a little piggy and doesn’t want the other 2 to eat so I will have to work on that. I call him Ziffel (after Arnold the pig from Green Acres). Squirrel #2 is really skinny because Ziffel doesn’t share very often. I call him Green Bean (after the skinny Hee Haw character). # 3 only comes around about 2 times a week. He is always frustrated by Ziffel and always gets the shortest end of the stick. I call him Darren Stevens (after the hubby in Bewitched). I guess the names I have chosen is showing my age! In any case, I love all 3 of them.

    02/06 I love chocolate. There is no getting around that. I am constantly trying to find ways to satisfy that craving without tipping the boat over during my journey. There it is. I honestly LOVE chocolate.

    02/07 I love the memories I have with all my loved ones, especially those that have passed. Some memories are becoming fleeting for me, others rise to the surface with incidents’ that I long ago thought I had forgotten. Memories with my brothers & sisters. My cousins. My school friends. My past pets. I love that, through memories, they are with me always.

    02/08 I love when I can make a difference in someone’s life. No matter how big or small.

    02/09 I love every pet I’ve ever owned. I am thankful that since I have been out on my own (1980) I have cremated every doggy and kitty. They are now able to move with me. I love they are here with me in my new home.

    02/10 I love sleep. It is hard for me to sleep as long as I would like. I am usually a 4 hour girl. In retirement I have started getting more 5 hour nights and am slipping back down to the 3 and 4 hour nights less often. I am trying hard to sleep longer but it just doesn’t seem to come for me. However, I do love sleep. The less I get, the more precious it is to me.

    02/11 I love plants & flowers. It will be exciting what I can do with the landscape in my new home. Planting in my area of Michigan (zone 4) usually can’t begin until the end of Mary or beginning of June so I impatiently wait.

    02/12 I love no alarm clock days. Today was not one of them but I know that today is the day that the Lord hath made, so I will be glad and rejoice in it.

    02/13 I love a good book or movie and a hot cup of tea in the evening with no disruptions. I don’t get it very often, so when I do, it is so so appreciated and enjoyed.

    02/14 Self Love: I love my strength and determination as a woman. I really feel I have made my own mark on the world in my professional life and my personal one too. My start in life was meager and difficult. I love that I overcame so much and reached such wonderful goals. I need to apply the same strength to my weight.

    02/15 I love my morning coffee and appreciate it when no one tries to talk to me until I get in at least one sip.

    02/16 I love a good hike in our beautiful national forest that is nearby. It is very rustic and follows the river. So beautiful that I just want to hug every tree and thank them for being a part of my life. I can’t wait for the snow and ice to melt, the birds to start chirping and the trails to be safe again. Spring can’t come soon enough!

    02/17 I love MFP for offering this forum to us. I love “Just give me 10 days” especially. I love the support that you all bring to my life. The ideas. The remedies. The hope for progress and health in my own life. I love how open and honest you share your journeys, but also your struggles and triumphs on many things in your life. Thank you to all of you for the caring and the sharing!

    02/18 I love my memories. The ability to go back and pull your lost loved ones back into your life, even for a moment, is a true gift from God.

    02/19 I love my friends who never give up on me, even when my time is so restricted.

    02/20 I love travel and I hope someday to do it again with someone special that may come into my life.
  • quiltingjainequiltingjaine Member Posts: 3,251 Member Member Posts: 3,251 Member
    @musicsax can you not buy canned pumpkin purée in the UK? It’s on our store shelves year round and much easier and quicker than doing your own from a fresh pumpkin!
  • gcrevistongcreviston Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    - Participate
    - lose 5 lbs during this challenge.

    SW: 235
    GW: 135
    02/11 235 stared out good ended with a cupcake
    02/12 235- started off good, only went over calories by 200
    02/13 234- lost 1 lbs woot but didn't track calories ops.
    02/14- 234lbs didn't weigh in. stayed within calories. did some walking at the dino museum.
    02/15 - 232 lbs down 3 lbs. woot
    02/16- 232 lbs went over cals by 66
    02/17- 236 lbs up 4 lbs need more steps today. Started morning off right.
    02/18- 230 lbs.... dont know how that happens but I'll take it!!! down 6lbs from yesterday!!! finished the day off on target!!!
    02/19 229 lbs down another lbs.... didn't keep on target yesterday though. :<
    02/20- down to 226lbs woot woot
  • quiltingjainequiltingjaine Member Posts: 3,251 Member Member Posts: 3,251 Member
    Female 5’0” Age 71 years
    Started Keto WOE 7/17/17 (mid-Rnd 10)
    *Travel - no scale part of the time
    Weight on 1/17/17 174.5
    OGW 137 (set by WW 2008, WW goal 1985 was 126)
    UGW 125 (HS weight 1968)
    Rnd 7 167.0 to Rnd 17 155.5
    To Rnd 27 146*
    To Rnd 37 139.0
    To Rnd 47 133.5*
    To Rnd 57 131.5
    To Rnd 67 128.0
    To Rnd 77 125.0
    To Rnd 87 121.0*
    To Rnd 97 121.0
    To Rnd 107 122.0
    To Rnd 117 116.0
    To Rnd 127 117.0
    Rnd 127 SW 117.0 AW 116.2
    Rnd 128 SW 115.5 AW 115.65
    Rnd 129 SW 115.5 AW 116.85
    Rnd 130 SW 116.5 AW 115.9
    Rnd 131 SW 116.5 AW 116.4
    Rnd 132  SW 118.5  AW 116.95
    Rnd 133 SW 117.5 AW 118.7
    Rnd 134 SW 118.5 AW 117.6
    Rnd 135 SW 117.5 AW 118.45
    Rnd 136 SW 118.5. AW 117.94
    Rnd 137 SW 117 AW 119.1
    Rnd 138 SW 117.5 AW 118.2
    Rnd 139 SW 119.5 AW 117.85
    Rnd 140 SW 117.5 AW 116.85

    We ALL have good rounds and bad but that is part of life. Don’t stay away, stay accountable. We don’t judge, we support.-Jpv,2/13/19

    What we need to succeed is a sustainable way of eating, not a DIET we go on and off.

    This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE.

    **Comments and steps apply to previous day**

    Rnd 141 SW 117.5 AW 117.9
    2/11 117.5 I ate one snack and one meal yesterday but was over on all macros except carbs (9g total) and it was later than I usually eat. AF
    2/12 118.0 over protein and my glucose is up this morning, I really would have been comfortable skipping dinner but had food ready to prepare and wanted DH to have a real meal.
    2/13 117.0 AF
    2/14 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ❤️HAPPY 17th BD to our DGD#4!🎂 117.0. AF
    2/15 117.5 Sewing day with DD#2 and DF. Will have to read posts later. Stuff to do!
    2/16 118.5 Result of sitting at a sewing machine and visiting with friends all day or the coffee cake from Sunday. Totally worth it! Started a new project because having 1000 UFOs ISN’T enough!
    2/17 118.5 Golden Corral last night. YUM
    2/18 117.5 Happy 71st B-Day TO ME! No big plans. May suggest Great Greek for OMAD. Governor raised restaurant capacity from 25% to 35% whim he means the Greek place can go from 8 to 11!
    2/19 119.0 that gyro meat! HBD to DGS#2! 🎂
    2/20 118.5 I’m great with this. Finished gyro meat for breakfast yesterday-about 5oz. Made hamburger green bean casserole for dinner. yk0o1xfbch4o.jpeg
    2/11 LOVE GETTING A GOOD DEAL Went to the local quilt shop with my coupons. Spent $21 and saved $15. Fabric is overpriced so I only shop there with deals!
    2/12 LOVE MY HUSBAND He’s not 100% onboard with keto but he has changed his eating and given up most sugar loaded soda and lost about 25# in the process. Not bad for an OLD guy!
    2/13 LOVE THE DESERT Waking up at 4:30 isn’t great but a temp of 57 at that time is awesome. Only going to be 66 this afternoon so that’s great for the middle of February!
    2/14 I LOVE YOU! bitmoji
    2/16 LOVE MY MARI She drove about 50 miles in a blizzard to get to work while many others who were much closer just called off.
    2/17 LOVE MY HUSBAND He does so much for me/us and takes care of things for neighbors, too.
    2/18 I LOVE GrandmaJackie for keeping us going!
    2/19 I LOVE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS so many birthday wishes yesterday that I had to recharge my phone!
    2/20 I LOVE LIFE
  • MsDillieBarMsDillieBar Member, Premium Posts: 415 Member Member, Premium Posts: 415 Member
    HW: 230 (9/16/2020) UGW: 150

    Start Weight: 221.4
    Round 140: 213.8
    Round 141: 210.0

    Goals for this round:
    -211 lbs
    -90+oz of water daily
    -log all food
    -low carb eating (50% fat, 30% carb, 20% protein)
    -at least one fast day
    -be kind to myself (I can be pretty brutal)

    02/11 - 214.8. Expected a little gain today.

    02/12 - 215.2. Welp, that's the wrong direction! Sticking to the plan, I'm doing good on my water intake and meal plan.

    02/13 - 214.2. I’ll take it! Didn’t hit my water goal but did log all my food.

    02/14 - 213.6. Happy with this trend!

    02/15 - 215.0. Not what I want to see but still hitting my goals – staying on track.

    02/16 - 215.0. Better than going up! I'm fasting today so tomorrow will no doubt drop a few lbs.

    02/17 - 209.4. Fasting will do that! On track with my goals. Expect to gain some back tomorrow.

    02/18 – 211.2. I'll take it!

    02/19 - 210.8. Staying on track!

    02/20 - 210.0. Success!
    edited February 20
  • kmort009kmort009 Member Posts: 225 Member Member Posts: 225 Member
    Round 141

    Age: 39
    Height: 5’ 3”
    SW: 163
    CW: 127.4
    GW: 125

    GW for this round: 126.5

    Round 135 (10): 136.6 to 133.6 (-3.0 lbs)
    Round 136 (11): 133.6 to 133.2 (-0.4 lbs)
    Round 137 (12): 133.2 to 131.8 (-1.4 lbs)
    Round 138 (13): 131.8 to 130.2 (-1.6 lbs)
    Round 139 (14): 130.2 to 128.8 (-1.4 lbs)
    Round 140 (15): 128.8 to 127.4 (-1.4 lbs)

    Goals for this round:
    - Walk at least 1.75 miles with the dog each night
    - Export my data from the various programs I’m using and combine into one spreadsheet for analysis
    - Enjoy Valentine’s Day and my son’s birthday without guilt

    2/11 - DNW - Yesterday was a tough day - my son rolled a ball behind the couch and I bent down to get it at the same time as he jumped up to scream about it. The back of his head smashed into my face/nose. He’s fine, thank goodness, but I saw stars and was in a lot of pain the rest of the day. I didn’t move much; I didn’t cook (we did take out for dinner); and I definitely didn’t track any calories. I don’t know what the scale would be this morning, but I don’t think it’s representative of where I’m actually starting this round.

    2/12 - 128.8 - NOT the number I wanted to see on the scale this morning. It’s ok, it’s temporary, and it will certainly be motivation to stick to my meal plan this round - no more extra snacking! Thank you to everyone who expressed sympathy - I’m doing much better. Still some pain, but nothing too bad. The little guy just has a really hard head! 😂

    2/13 - 127.2 - That’s much more in line with what I expected for this round. Though i have a steak dinner and chocolate fondue planned for Valentine’s Day, so this may be short-lived. My NSV today was trying on the new jeans I just bought - 2 sizes smaller than my previous pairs! And they fit! I’ve been hesitant to buy new clothes since I’m not quite to my goal yet, and I’m debating going for another 5 lbs off after that - but I really needed these and it’s a great mental boost to wear stuff that fits. Grocery pickup today and meal prep tomorrow - white chicken chili for lunch this week, with chocolate strawberry overnight oats and zucchini feta dill egg muffins. I’m also trying protein powder for the first time, so I’m going to make energy bites with it!

    2/14 - 127.4 - Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s going to be a day of indulgence and I’ll definitely go over my regular calorie allowance. We did crepes this morning and will be having a special dinner tonight. Since we can’t go out, I’m glad we can still do something special to celebrate each other. Got in a solid leg workout this morning and will do my regular walk tonight.

    2/15 - 128.4 - Don’t know how many calories I ate yesterday, and I don’t really want to. It was a wonderful day; I managed to cook the steaks perfectly and we all LOVED the chocolate fondue. I know every day that I have a wonderful husband and amazing kids, but it’s still nice to have special days to celebrate. I enjoyed everything I ate and was present in the moment with my family - that’s all I ask of myself. The scale will sort itself out. Did a 30 minute HIIT workout this morning and will aim for some Beat Saber tonight.

    2/16 - 127.8 - Still coming down from Valentine’s Day. I’m on to spring cleaning now - trying to take on one room each day. Yesterday was the living room - today, the main bathroom! Cleaning burns a few extra calories each day, right? Thoughts and good wishes for all those affected by the winter storms here in the US - stay warm and stay safe!

    2/17 - 127.6 - *sigh*. Did it again last night - was doing great all day sticking to my meal plan, exercising, even took the kids hiking - and then I ate a bunch of cookies right before bed. Part of the problem is I tell myself “It’s ok, I’m so close to my goal weight, one day of maintenance won’t hurt...” but that doesn’t work when I’m doing it every few days! The other part is simply that I AM really hungry - maybe because I’m staying up too late when we eat dinner at 5:30; maybe because I’ve been upping the intensity of my workouts. Either way... new game plan! I will now be incorporating a full evening snack into my meal plan. I think it will help to have a balanced, healthy snack planned that I can look forward to rather than letting myself have “just one” cookie that snowballs. I’ll also try to get to bed earlier - but I’ve been trying to do that for years and haven’t managed it yet. 😂.

    2/18 - 128.4 - Perseverance is the word of the day here - both in terms of teaching the kids about the Mars rover landing today and what I need mentally after seeing the scale go up again. I did implement my evening snack last night - sliced pear and a small amount of cheddar cheese. It was delicious and worked well to keep me from snacking on other things. A solid strength workout this morning helped me feel good about today, but tomorrow is my little guy’s 2nd birthday and we have plans for a special breakfast (ordering from a restaurant), special dinner (macaroni & cheese, his FAVORITE) and cake (Elmo!). I’m going to do my best to make healthy choices , but it really may be a round where I gain or at best maintain rather than lose.

    2/19 - 128.0 - Nothing is going to get me down today! It’s my little guy’s birthday - and I’m actually EXCITED to be in pictures with him today! I’ve always avoided pictures, but I’m pretty proud of everything I’ve achieved the past 6 months and can’t wait to capture our family celebration today.

    2/20 - 128.2 - Not the round I wanted.... but maybe the round I needed to have - and certainly the round I earned through my own actions. I’ve had a relatively easy time of weight loss so far - there have been little variations, but it’s been a steady downward slope overall. I can’t take that for granted, and I can’t expect that if I eat at maintenance every other day in a round that I will do anything other than maintain! It’s a good wake-up call that I still have work to do.

    Total Round Gain: 0.8 lbs
  • BeautyofdreamsBeautyofdreams Member Posts: 520 Member Member Posts: 520 Member

    - Log all food and drink.
    - Move 30 minutes a day.
    - Stay under calorie budget.

    MFPSW: 223.4 lbs. (March 8,2020)
    SW: 153.0
    GW: 135.0 lbs.
    02/11 153.0
    02/12 152.4
    02/13 153.6
    02/14 152.7
    02/15 151.8
    02/16 151.1 exceeded sodium by 1,200+mg today.
    02/17 151.9 lifted weights.
    02/18 153.0
    02/19 152.4
    02/20 151.5

    Weight lost this round: 1.5 lbs
    Total weight lost to date: 71.9 lbs.

  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,367 Member Member Posts: 1,367 Member
    Welcome to second round of maintaining. Oddly, until today as I type my Round 141 intro, I actually did not realize that my weight dropped two pounds this round despite adding the 200 calories and having mediocre exercise. I certainly have some thinking to do. Right now, for this round, I will be continuing to only add the additional 200 calories as I am facing three travel days with little to know activity which might balance things out. If I drop further at the end of this round, then I need to figure out a better system for setting my daily calorie goal.

    Past Goals
    - Get under 150
    - Get under 145 by my birthday (10/26)
    - Get to pre-COVID weight from Feb 2020, 142.4
    - Get under 140 before Thanksgiving 2020,
    - Not gain over Thanksgiving,
    - Get below 135
    - Lose min 2 lb during December
    - Walk/run to Sombrero B for sunrise photo
    - Maintain losses of time in Florida
    - Maintain weight for round 136 which included Xmas as well as New Years
    - lost the 1 token pound in round 137, but is was what I hoped for, so all good, right?
    - passed the -1 lb goal for round 138, and actually passed UGW of 129

    Height 5’ 4.5”
    Age 59

    UHW - 9/13/01 168.8
    Recent low weight - 5/24/17 - 126
    CSW - 9/14/20 153.0
    UGW 129.0 (being revisited - have passed that number)
    Round 126 equivalent: -3.8 9/14-9/23
    Round 127: -2.0 9/24-10/3
    Round 128: -1.4 10/4-10/13
    Round 129: -1.4 10/14-10/23
    Round 130: -2.2 10/24-11/2
    Round 131: -2.8 11/3-11/12
    Round 132: -2.2 11/13-11/22
    Round 133: -.8 11/12-12/2
    Round 134: -3.8 12/3-12/12
    Round 135: -.6 12/13-12/22
    Round 136: 0.0 12/23-1/1
    Round 137: -1.0 1/2-1/11
    Round 138: - 2.8 1/12-1/21
    Round 139: -1.0 1/22-1/31
    Round 140: -2.0 2/1-2/10

    Running total, since Sept 14, 2020: -27.8

    Round 141 – starting weight 125.2

    2/11- 124.8 Very shocked. This is certainly a learning process

    2/12- 124.8 Well this implies that yesterday was less of a fluke. Interesting to see that I lost weight last round and into this round despite having minimal time for formal exercise and having added 200 calories to my daily calorie goal. But I will say that lately my NEAT would be higher than typical for me. I have been closing all three apple rings without effort these past few days.

    2/13- 124.2 Late post. Left the house early. We drove 693 miles today. Settled into the hotel with the two cats. Did my exercise at 5:30 before finishing packing and getting in the car at 7:30

    2/14- No scale No time for computer and reporting in on the phone does not work for me.

    2/15- No scale Started catching up with MFP community late last night

    2/16- 124.4 Pretty amazing for sitting in a car for 29 hours of driving. I will credit this for having completely pre-planned and tracked my meals and snacks for Saturday, Sunday and first half of Monday. I also packed a cooler with strategic items and were lucky that for our overnight in North Carolina I did not have to drag the contents into our hotel room. Got here late yesterday afternoon, then had to unload my jammed SUV, then cook dinner and then headed out for a walk, which I have not been doing due to temps and road conditions in Massachusetts. 5.5 miles last night. Felt good, except that I’m not so sure about walking in 75 degrees and high humidity. Heading out to meet up with neighbors for a morning walking in a few minutes….

    2/17- 124.2 generally busy day. Will be working this place for a solid week. Hope to enjoy it sometime soon.

    2/18- 124.8 Pizza last night and went over on daily calories with biscotti MIL made and packed up for us. Need to remember that for me, the carb type foods are much for of a trigger for me.

    2/19- 125.2 Hmm CICO were good both days. So the new added variable last night was an ACE Pineapple hard cider and I rarely drink alcohol. Oh, I did run some yesterday and a longer than ususal walk as well. Tonight is out to eat so that will be interesting for tomorrow’s numbers. Not sweating it as I never expected to see these weights in the first place. I just do not want to begin a continual upward trend, hence accurate tracking.

    2/20- 125.0 Down .2 for the round, so from the perspective of the scale I successfully maintained this round. From the perspective of pure math, the resulting weight makes no sense, which is fine as my goal is to learn about what works for me.


    2/10- PM: 0:30:55 Under desk elliptical
    2/11- AM: Indoor cycle 20:16 for 5.21 miles; 5 min mixed planks, 1.5 min sit ups (32) 1.5 min pushups ( 7 real, 16 knee)
    2/12- AM: Indoor cycle 30:22 for 7.44 miles; PM: 25:06 Under desk elliptical; 5 min mixed planks
    2/13- AM: Indoor cycle at 5:30 before trip 0:26:49 for 6.01 miles
    2/14- PM: 0:33:25 Solo walk at 15’32” pace for 2.14 miles (WRONG sneakers!)
    2/15- PM: 1:08:02 Solo walk at 13’34” pace for 5.01 miles; 0:08:59 slow walk at 15’13” pace for .59 miles
    2/16- AM: 1:19:15 Group walk at 15’57” pace for 4.96 miles; PM: 5 min mixed planks; 1 min crunches (36); 1.5 min pushups
    2/17 – AM: 1:20:12 Group walk at 15’59” pace for 4.95 miles
    2/18 – AM: 0:22:43 Run at 11’22” pace for 2 miles; 0:66:19 at 13’47” pace for 4.81 miles (975 56/60)
    2/19 – AM: 1:21:04 group walk at 16’41 pace for 4.85 miles; PM: 5 min mixed planks, 1.5 min pushups (10 real, 14 knee)

    February milage total – 95.16 miles
    Indoor cycle: 53.73
    Walking: 38.55
    Running 2.88

    ROUND 141 TOTAL: .2
    TOTAL SINCE 9/14: -28.0 (-43.8 from 9/2001)
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 11,442 Member Member Posts: 11,442 Member



    Love for myself: Eat well under Goal, and get my exercise in.
    Love for others: Following Covid guidelines to drive down transmission rates
    Looking forward: 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!😷

    February focus: improving stamina, strength, flexibility, which may impact the scale

    2021 Focus:
    • Maintain weight < 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 ✅ Strength training has slowed progress, but that’s okay.
    • That's a WIN in my book!
    [*] 2021
    [*] 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 141

    🔹Posting weight and comments each evening.
    🔹Age 74;🔹Height 5’2”🔹Female🔹
    🔹SW: 227lbs (Mar 2014)
    🔹1 Aug 2019: 171.1
    🔹GW 2019: < 155 ✅
    🔹GW: 2020: <150✅
    🔹31 Dec: 145.8
    🔹1 Jan 2021: 147.2
    🔷24 Jan: 143.8
    🔹LW: 143.8 (Jan 2021)
    🔹Focus: maintain<150
    I am MINDFUL of making heathy choices
    to MAXIMISE the achievement of my goals!
    Giving up is NOT an option! I KNOW I am doing this!
    Round 140 EW: 144.9
    Round 141 Goal: Maintain < 150

    • 11/02: DNW: Goals 🌟 Feeling under the weather today.
    • 12/02: 144.4: Goals 🌟Back on form.
    • 13/02: 144.8: Goals 🌟
    • 14/02: 144.0: Goals 🌟
    • 15/02: 144.5: Goals 🌟
    • 16/02: 144.5: Goals 🌟
    • 17/02: 145.2: Goals 🌟Just goes to show that not ALL calories are created equal!!! Valentine's celebration dinner and Pancakes bit me in the proverbial!!! Easy come! Easy go! Hopefully 😂
    • 18/02: 145.2: Goals 🌟
    • 19/02: 145.1: Goals 🌟
    • 20/02: 145.2: Goals 🌟
    • Round 135 EW 146.8🌻
    • Round 120 EW 150.1🌻
    • Round 110 EW 148.2🌻
    • Round 109 EW 147.2🌻
    • 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!!!
    Daily Goals
    🔹log All food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
    🔹7,500+ Steps daily
    🔹30 + minutes intentional exercise
    🔹Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation
    🔹Practice Self-care
    🔹Positively reframe thoughts
    🔹Learn something new
    🔹15 mins Daily Declutter session
    Purple: #ff4968.
    THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieving permanent change.
    REMINDERS: One or two thoughts which might give heart to some of you.
    • Daily weight fluctuations are normal, 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 not 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!
  • prehistoricmoongoddessprehistoricmoongoddess Member Posts: 866 Member Member Posts: 866 Member
    Starting weight 179lbs
    Goal weight 126 lbs

    Round 123 174.0lbs
    Round 124 172.8lbs
    Round 125 170.0lbs
    Round 126 168.2lbs
    Round 127 165.2lbs
    Round 128 163.2lbs
    Round 129 161.0lbs
    Round 130 158.0lbs
    Round 131 156.2lbs
    Round 132 155.8lbs
    Round 133 154.0lbs
    Round 134 152.2lbs
    Round 135 153.0lbs
    Round 136 153.8lbs
    Round 137 150.4lbs
    Round 138 150.4lbs
    Round 139 148.4lbs

    Day, Weight, Comment

    02/11 146.4lbs
    02/12 146.6lbs
    02/13 146.6lbs
    02/14 146.6lbs
    02/15 146.4lbs
    02/16 144.6lbs
    02/17 145.0lbs
    02/18 145.2lbs
    02/19 145.4lbs

    After that good drop on Tuesday, I've reversed the trend. I'm hoping a lower weight tomorrow morning.

    02/20 145.2lbs I did it...just...

  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 16,324 Member Member Posts: 16,324 Member
    I'm in! Thank you, @GrandmaJackie!

    70 year old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion... :D...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.

    The Shelter in Place has everyone freaked. We need to remain calm and respectful of each other.

    Heaviest: 192.2
    Round GW: 144.0
    UGW: 132.2

    02/09 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...3.64 miles in 70 mins and a bunch of peanut butter and grahams!!!
    02/10 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...5.31 miles in 91 mins and 60 min workout with my trainer


    02/11 - 145.4 at 5:30 a.m. rest day
    02/12 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...3.86 miles in 77 mins and a lot of pb and grahams!!
    02/13 - 144.2 at 7:45 a.m. ...4.89 miles in 105 mins
    02/14 - 144.2 at 7:45 a.m. ...Valentine's sweet!!!
    02/15 - 148.0 at 6:30 a.m. ...EGADS!!! I sure hope not. 4.35 miles in 87 mins and 60 min workout with my trainer.
    02/16 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...better but still...
    02/17 - 145.8 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.65 miles in 68 mins and 60 min workout w/trainer
    02/18 - 145.8 at 6:00 a.m. ...nothing!!
    02/19 - 144.4 at 6:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    02/20 - 145.4 at 7:30 a.m. ... 5.63 miles in 109 mins

  • UTMom81UTMom81 Member Posts: 1,204 Member Member Posts: 1,204 Member
    @UTMom81 Emberly is adorable! Your relationship reminds me of mine with youngest “born to us” grand. She is the only one whose birth I attended (and videoed) and the reason we moved to Illinois and then Las Vegas. Her father has made no effort to see her since she (and mom) left his abuse at 4 months. She is going to be 18 in about a month and graduates in May. We are so proud of her and the Godly young woman she has become. This post she made on my birthday made me cry.


    Oh Jaine! How special is that picture?!? You both look so happy!
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 823 Member Member Posts: 823 Member
    Round 137 95.2
    Round 138 94.4
    Round 139 94.1
    Round 140 93.8

    11 94.6
    12 94.6
    13 95.1
    14 94.6
    15 94
    16 93.8
    17 93.4
    18 93.4
    19 92.7
    20 94.1
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