March 2021 - Daily or Weekly check-in



  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,357 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 5’ 5” tall, 60 years old and from the Midwest USA.
    (From Feb 28, 2021) Starting weight: 207.0
    Goal: 202.0

    03/01 – 206.6 Off to a good start. Hoping for a good finish with no getting lost on the way! Good luck everyone!
    03/02 - 207.4 Nighttime snacks with milk during documentary. Ugg! Here goes the roller coaster ride!
    03/03 - 207.0 I am very happy with this. I traveled yesterday and managed still see some downward movement. The good dining choices paid off!
    03/04 - 208.4 A severe glucose drop last night. I kept my cool pretty good. A bowl of cereal with milk very late night did not help my scale this morning, but it did fix the symptoms. Aiming for a well-balanced day today. Tomorrow is travel out-of-town for my appointment with attorney. Time to update my will. I haven’t made changes since my husband died 5 years ago. My children are all grown since I originally made my will which changes things. Also, with the recent sale of my two businesses, it really needs to be done. I will try to keep any luncheon choices reasonable. Milk always seems to bloat me up. Perhaps I have become a bit lactose intolerant? Disappointed but not discouraged!
    03/05 - 208.4 Small quantities but bad choices. Another glucose drop last night. This one was the type that makes you feel drunk. Woozy, unsteady on feet. Strange foot to floor sensations. Clouded thinking and judgement. High fall risk, must hold on to things because of staggering. Not as fast coming on as the feeding frenzy kind but something that has to be dealt with. Very cloudy vision. Strange thinking. Drunk is the only way I can describe it. This shows how out of shape my diet is (when too low calorie or carb puts me in this state). My body doesn’t want the (healthy) change. I will take it slow. Traveling today to work on having my will & trust updated along with some other legal matters. Lunch will be out-of-town. Everything is challenging right now.
    03/06 - 208.4 Travel yesterday with restaurant did not show up on the scale. I am grateful but watchful as it sometimes sneaks on a few days later. I am going to try to eat lighter today without anything too drastic. Because of the diabetes episodes of late, I am easing in…..
    03/07 - 207.6 Very happy with this. Tonight is a Pizza Takeout Dinner after the work crew leaves. I am holding a family meeting at about 5:30 in regards to my Will and Trust. It is part of my homework and will be a difficult evening. I hope the scale will understand and be kind.
    03/08 - 208.2 Pizza last night during the family dinner. I kept the meal smaller than my usual but I still probably deserve this.
    03/09 – 206.8 That makes me smile today finally! That is a smidgen over starting weight. Now……to lose some weight this month!
    03/10 – 204.8 Wow! That was a nice drop. That may explain the severe glucose drop again last night. This time it actually woke me out of a deep sleep which is quite unusual. Middle of the night food and drink remedy I thought would really hurt the scale but so far so good. My body is fighting me tooth and nail but slow and steady will win the race. As my weight improves, my glucose will improve too. When I drop and sustain for a bit, I will seek a medication check-up. The doctor won’t change a thing when my weight loss is only temporary downs and ultimately sustaining the higher weights. Another goal to reach for!
    03/11 – 206.2 The two pound overnight loss was a bit drastic so my body has adjusted. Still moving downward in my trends and still down 0.6 from day before yesterday. I am happy to be on track with food and movement. I hope today will be another good day. I don’t always trust myself on one side of my brain, but the other side is the babysitter and will try to keep that unruly child in me in check!
    03/12 – 207.0 Out to dinner. This number will pass. Family emergency today.
    03/13 - 207.2 My daughter and 3 yr old grandson decided to move in last night in an emergency. This will be a challenge within a challenge. Menus will be challenging. I don’t know how long this will be for but I am glad my daughter and grandson are safe and okay. This could be a minute or awhile. We shall see.
    03/14 - 207.2 Traveling today for renovation supplies. Lunch will be out.
    03/15 - 207.2 Not doing well on the diet with the houseful of people daily. Between family moving in and the renovation crew, my life is upside down! Doing my best here but I just don’t have the space, the energy or the privacy I need to cook multiple dinners, lunches, etc. I already cook 2 different ones per meal due to my son’s autism and eating disorders. I’m not going to throw my hands up. I will find the answers.
    03/16 - 207.0 In the right direction. This lands me right back at starting weight. It is time to make some real progress. Tomorrow is travel and restaurant lunch so I will try not to take two steps backward!
    03/17 - DNW. I forgot to grab a scale read before the hectic morning rush and trip. Travel went well. Appointment was good. Pizza luncheon was truly the best I’ve ever tasted. Scale may go up tomorrow but I did keep my portions to a minimum.
    03/18 - 207.4 I’m happy that it isn’t higher after travel. I can deal with this. Tonight is our (late) St. Patty’s Day dinner. High in sodium so I’m pushing water today already.
    03/19 – 207.4 No change is a plus after the late St. Patty’s Day meal. I’ll take it!
    03/20 - 207.0 Leftover corned beef last night. Pushed water in the hopes that it wouldn’t do too much damage. It worked!
    03/21 – 208.4 I’m playing the no TMI/Potty game. Calories were under although it could have been more nutritious calories.
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,679 Member
    How do I join challenge

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,679 Member
    Belated Happy Birthday! It sound like you had a great time : - )
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,679 Member
    I am Dawn. 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
    UGW 115-ish
    Daily weighing keeps me accountable and prevents me from a few extra snacks the night before.

    Week 1:
    3/1: 136.0 - Up from last month's end weight.
    3/2: 135.0 - Going to use this as my month start weight, not yesterday's fluctuation.
    3/3: 133.0 - Well, that is more like it!! Hit this number once before, very happy to see it.
    3/4: 132.2 - New low : - )
    3/5: 134.1 - That is a bit of a jump, but I'm okay with it. I indulged a little bit last night.
    3/6: 134.9 - Ouch.
    3/7: 133.8 - More reasonable. I will get in extra workouts today, day off.

    Week 2:
    3/8: 134.7 - Completely on track. I try not to get too upset with these jumps from day to day.
    3/9: 134.7 - Had hoped for a slight decrease.
    3/10: 133.3 - I like the fluctuations better when they go in this direction : - )
    3/11: 133.4
    3/12: 133.7
    3/13: 134.1 - Ow, no reason for the gain. If I stay on track I know that it will come back down.
    3/14: 134.3 - I have got to get on top of this.

    Week 3:
    3/15: 134.2 - Working to get this down.
    3/16: 133.8
    3/17: 132.8 - Well, Yay!!
    3/18: 132.4 - Hooray!
    3/19: 133.0 - Lots of activity and well within my calories yesterday. There is some ice skating starting up for March break, it starts tomorrow and goes right until March 31st. The last skating of the season and I am rearranging my schedule so that I can skate every day : - )
    3/20: 133.0 - Ice skating today in an arena that is temporarily opening for March break. I booked 11 skates (had to pre-book and will have to wear a mask) up until March 31.21 every day starting Monday. Ice skating lifts my spirits, and also burns a great deal of calories, so hoping to end the month strong and fit.
    3/21 133.5 - This uptick could be from 2 or 3 days ago, that seems to be how it works. Hoping to hit that 132.4 again soon.

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  • Jen_967
    Jen_967 Posts: 1,919 Member
    Chalmation wrote: »
    January Starting Weight: 168.2 (Jan 15)
    February Starting Weight: 163.8
    March Starting Weight: 155.6
    March Goal Weight: 151.6

    3/1: 155.6
    3/2: 156
    3/3: 155.8
    3/4: 156
    3/5: 155.8 Bouncy bouncy
    3/6: 155.8
    3/7: 155.2
    Week 1 Loss: -0.6

    3/8: 155
    3/9: 154.6 Out of the 155s finally!
    3/10: 154.6 Yesterday I became eligible for the COVID vaccine! Appointment Saturday.
    3/11: 154.6
    3/12: 153.8
    3/13: 153.6 Got my 1st COVID vaccine shot today.
    3/14: 152.6 No major side effects from vaccine. I was tired afterward and had a sore arm last night, but that's gone now.
    Week 2 Loss: -3.2

    3/15: 151.8 Didn’t eat dinner last night because I was still stuffed from a very late lunch.
    3/16: 152.6 This is probably more accurate since yesterday’s weight was too low from not eating dinner the night before.
    3/17: 152.6
    3/18: 152.8 Hope I can hang on to this for tomorrow, my official weigh-in day. Eating lunch out today, have meal picked out and logged, and will be drinking plenty water today to flush out the sodium.
    3/19: 152 Yay!
    3/20: 152

    Awesome! 😎
  • mari_moulin
    mari_moulin Posts: 3,717 Member
    Belated Happy Birthday! It sound like you had a great time : - )

    Thank you!! 😄❤️