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Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 151
Round 137 95.2
Round 138 94.4
Round 139 94.1
Round 140 93.8
Round 141 93.6
Round 142 93.5
Round 143 93.4
Round 144 93.2
Round 145 93.0
Round 146 92.8
Round 147 92.6
Round 148 92.4
Round 149 92.3
Round 150 92.1
May 31, 2021 5:27AM
Challenge Sw 173.7
Challenge goal 171.7. - change to 170.7
5/22-jumping in a day late
5/24 172.2 I always have a quick water loss
5/26. 171.0 very pleased with choices so far but out to dinner tonight 😏
5/27 171.5 too much wine but wonderful to laugh with old friends at a retirement do - wonderful ! Thank you quiltingjaine for your wise words
5/28. 171.5 busy day with little forward food planning - must spend a few more minutes thinking
5/29 170.7 super busy day with husband having eye surgery. Soo tiring but successful
5/30 170.7 happy to be here - in all sorts of ways 😃
5/31 170.7 goal !! Despite over calories , I’ve done it .
Would like to thank
and everyone who supported me . I have really enjoyed this first round and do feel better in myself for the clearer accountability. You’re great! See you in the next round?
May 31, 2021 6:54AM
Main goal(s) - 1. Count calories even when with partner/at social events, even if it’s not perfect an estimate is better than nothing! 2. Don’t allow a little slip up or not being able to track properly to derail me 3. Anything can be worked into your daily calorie goal 4. Use this challenge to identify problem habits/patterns and change them
F - 5”3’ - UK
Round 147 (1) - SW 164.2 EW 164.6 (+0.4)
Round 148 (2) - SW 164.6 EW 159.2 (-5.4)
Round 149 (3) - SW 159.2 EW 161.2 (+2)
Round 151 (4) - SW 165 EW 163.3 (-1.7)
5/22 - 165 - Hey everyone! So I totally and completely fell off the band wagon and just ate absolutely everything for the past two rounds 😂 back on board now let’s refocus!
5/23 - 162.4 - half expected this as I didn’t think yesterday’s weight was a true reflection (water/food weight etc) but very happy ☺️
5/24 - 162.0 - very pleased!
5/25 - 162.6 - oops, it’s ladies week though so I’m expecting a bit of weight and appetite jumping around
5/26 - 161.0 - nice little drop! I weighed in later this morning as I’m off work. For the next three days I’m away on a camping trip with my friend where we’re going to attempt to hike 5 Munro’s! (Scottish mountains) - I’m from England but living in Scotland at the moment and I’m very excited if a bit nervous! Wish me luck!
5/27 - away 🏔
5/28 - away 🏔
5/29 - away 🏔
5/30 - 165.0 - amazing trip away and we managed 4 out of the 5 Munro’s so very good going too! Little jump up again today I’ll put it down to the celebratory Chinese takeaway I had with my bf last night, but I’m okay with it. Let’s see what I end this round on tomorrow!
5/31 - 163.3 - I’ll take that as a win!
May 31, 2021 7:57AM
SW: 187 November 2020
5/22 148 - First time trying this challenge!
May 31, 2021 10:19AM
29 yo female
5’2” Small frame according to my wrist circumference
SW 126.2 (April 14th, 2020)
Highest lifetime weight: 138 lbs. August 2011
Goal Weight: 110
Previous rounds: 125.2 -> 122.8 -> 121.6 -> 121.2 -> 119.8-> 119.4 -> 117.8 ->116.6 -> 117.2 ->117.2->114.8 ->116.8 -> 116.4 -> 114.0 -> 115 -> 115.4 ->115 ->113 -> 113-> 113.8 ->114.6 -> 113.6 -> 115.8-> 116 -> 115.6 -> 117.6 -> 115.8 ->118.2-> 117.4 ->116.6 -> 116.8 ->115.6 -> 116.6 -> 115.4 ->?-> 116.6 -> 116.2 -> 115.4->?-> 117.8 ->116.6
Goal weight for this round: Get back to regularly being in the 115-116 range.
5/22 Ended up having Chinese food for dinner last night but didn’t gorge myself on it. Had a dinner combo of a few chicken fingers, 3 crab Rangoon, 2 beef teriyaki and about a cup of rice. We ate early last night and I woke up not feeling puffy, so I’m feeling ok about it. Today has been a touch better too, I had a yogurt with fresh pineapple for breakfast, spinach and a left over tikka masala chicken thigh plus a sticky rice dessert with mango for lunch (because my husband wanted Thai for his breakfast today and sticky rice sounded good), and dinner will be a chopped salad with CSA asparagus, radishes, cucumber, carrots and 2 oz of local feta cheese. We’re going to a soccer game tonight, so I plan on getting a soft pretzel for a snack at half time too (that’s why my dinner is only a salad). Looking forward to not over doing it this weekend!
5/23 Did not post. Had a good day though.
5/24 117.4 It’s always so interesting to see how weight can shift so much. Woke up feeling good this morning and did 30 minutes on the spin bike and plan on going for a walk at lunch too. Yesterday was decent food wise and my husband and I went for a walk at a local nature reservation area/wildlife sanctuary. This morning, I made pancakes from a buckwheat pancake mix…I’m realizing that pancakes are not a good work day breakfast because now I’m feeling sleepy from the pancakes I think. Dinner tonight will be left over Italian lamb meat balls with whole wheat spaghetti, tomato sauce and spinach on the side/or mixed in with pasta.
Yesterday I ordered two new bathing suits for our vacation at the end of June… when they arrive, I want to leave them out in plain sight to remind myself of a reason to stay on track. Getting to 114 before the end of June would be fantastic but not sure how realistic that is for me. We shall see. For me, I think it would take not getting any take out on the weekends and being super diligent…
5/25 117.2 This 117 number is sticking around due to where I am in my cycle. Started my day with a 3 mile run and felt really good afterwards. I plan on going for my walk later today as well. Tacos are on the agenda for dinner tonight with a radish and carrot slaw to go on top.
5/26 117.6 Started my day with a 20 minute spin bike workout and got a 2 mile walk in during my lunch. Not completely sure what dinner will end up being except that it will consist of ground turkey, cremini mushrooms, and potatoes of some sort with spinach on the side or mixed in maybe. It’ll be an experimental dinner lol.
5/27 116.4 I’ll happily take the hormonal water weight whoosh 😊. Started my morning with a sort of unplanned 5 mile run. It was a nice slow long run and I felt good at the end of it. Tired but not dying either. Dinner last night came out pretty good, but it was a touch salty for me. I added a tad bit too much of the Better Than Bouillon when making the gravy but over all it was tasty. The ground turkey and mushroom concoction was tasty and I even added a bag of fresh spinach to the mix. Then I topped it with sliced purple potatoes and baked it in the oven for about 40 minutes. I’m going out to dinner with one of my best friends from high school tonight but already planned what I’m getting and according to the website, it’s right around 550 calories or so. So, dinner shouldn’t kill me calorie wise. Hoping my bathing suits arrive in the mail today, Lasership said they would arrive yesterday but they didn’t. So, I’m a little salty about that. Oh well! If they don’t arrive today I want to call and see where on earth they are though. Have a good almost Friday everyone!
Ps. Welcome to all the new people over the past few rounds!
5/28 116.0 Happy Friday!! Started my day with a 30 minute spin bike ride and plan to go for my daily lunch walk later as well. Dinner with my friend last night was a success. I stuck with the salad and because I burned a bunch of calories yesterday with my run and what not, I was able to fit in frozen yogurt for dessert as well! So that was a nice treat. I’m not sure what dinner will be tonight, but I plan to have something somewhat healthy because I don’t want to ruin my loss that I’m on a roll with right now. Plus, tomorrow I’ll be making the components of a dairy and gluten free trifle for a gathering on Sunday at my in-laws (Yay for us all being vaccinated!). The trifle will have King Arthur’s yellow gf cake, coconut milk based vanilla pudding (that I’m making), sliced strawberries and blueberries, and some coconut based cool whip by the So Delicious brand. So, there will definitely be some sampling tomorrow because I have to know that all the components taste good, right?
5/29 Did not post.
5/30 Did not weigh but food was pretty decent yesterday even though I totally indulged in some cake batter while making the trifle components. This is the first weekend in a long time where we haven’t gotten take out and I’m so happy about that. In a few minutes we’ll be heading to my inlaws for a belated Mother’s Day/ Memorial Day cookout but dine in because it’s rainy and cold here. I plan on having normal portions of food for lunch and not over doing it, but I will enjoy some trifle as well 😊. It’ll be interesting to see what the scale says tomorrow when I weigh-in.
5/31 I’m sure I’m up a touch but I haven’t had a chance to weigh yet this morning. I ended up eating more than planned yesterday and I had a hard black berry cider. I plan on having a light day today food wise and focus on eating a lot of veggies. Not really sure where I’m ending the round but I’m just glad I managed to post more this round compared to the last few rounds.
May 31, 2021 10:42AM
Hi I weigh in kg and also record my happy scale trend. My maintenance goal weight is 52kg although I am happy to be a bit below to allow for indulgences!
Goal for this round is stay below 52kg with Happy Scale trend below 51.5kg. EW for round 150 = 51.2 HS trend 51.1kg
Sat 22 51.1 trend ↔️ (51.1) 😊
Sun 23 51.1 trend ↔️ (51.1) 😊 amended yesterday’s typo on weight!
Mon 24 51.2 trend ↔️ (51.1) 😊
Tue 25 51.0 trend ↔️ (51.1) 😊
Wed 26 51.2 trend. ↔️ (51.1) 😊
Thu 27 51.2 trend. ↔️. (51.1) 😊
Fri 28 51.4 trend ⬆️ (51.2) 😊.
Sat 29 51.2 trend ↔️ (51.2) 😊
Sun 30 51.2 trend ↔️ (51.2) 😊
Mon 31 51.2 trend ↔️ (52.2) 😊.
Met my goal of maintaining 😊
Round 130 SW 57.2. EW 56.5. Loss 0.7 kg
Round 131 SW 55.5 EW 56.1. Loss 0.4kg
Round 132 SW 56.1 EW 54.7. Loss 1.4kg
Round 133 SW 54.7 EW 54.0. Loss 0.7kg
Round 134 SW 54.0 EW 53.7. Loss 0.3kg
Round 135 SW 53.7 EW 53.4 Loss 0.3kg
Round 136 SW 53.4 EW 54 Gain 0.6kg but it was Christmas and the New Year
Round 137 SW 54 EW 53.5 Loss 0.5kg
Round 138 SW 53.5 EW 53.5 No change - must try harder!
Round 139 SW 53.5 EW 53.9 Gain .4kg - takeaway on the last night was to blame, I was on target for another no change round
Round 140 SW 53.9 EW 53.7. Loss 0.2kg
Round 141 SW 53.7 EW 53.3 Loss 0.4 kg
Round 142 SW 53.3 EW 53.9 Gain 0.6k
Round 143 SW 53.9 EW 53.5 Loss 0.4 kg
Round 144 SW 53.5 EW 53 Loss 0.5 kg
Round 145 SW 53.0 EW 52.0 Loss 1kg
Round 146 SW 52.0 EW 52.2 Gain 0.2 kg
Round 147 SW 52.2 EW 51.6 Loss 0.6kg
Round 148 SW 51.6 EW 51.4 Loss 0.2 kg. First round of seeking to maintain. Happy scale trend 51.4kg at the start and end of the round. 😊
Round 149 SW 51.4 EW 51.4 Happy scale trend 51.4. 😊
Round 150 SW 51.4 EW 51.2 Loss 0.2 Happy scale trend 51.1
Round 151 SW 51.2 EW 51.2 Loss/gain 0 Happy scale trend Start 51.1 End 51.2
Round 152 SW 51.2. Happy scale trend start 51.2
May 31, 2021 10:55AM
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Female, 5’3”, 60
2019 SW: 245 BMI 43.4 (1/2/2019) Lost 15 lbs in 2019 then regained 5
2020 SW: 235 BMI 41.6 (1/1/2020) Then back up to 241 before refocusing in Aug
2021 SW: 212 BMI 37.6 (1/1/2021)
GW: <200 in 2020 BMI 35.2
UGW: 165 BMI 29.2 Overweight NOT Obese
My goal for 2021 is to get into ONEderland and make it stick. Changing my life.
🔹Find workout routine that works (walk, bike, planks, yoga, swim, take advantage of retirement to be more active); target walking 100 miles each month
🔹Drink more water (target min 64-80 oz daily; start with 1 glass before coffee)
🔹Journal Food Daily (tracking with MFP since 12/28/2018; basically skipped June-Dec 2019; recommit 1/1/2020; skipped out April-July 2020; recommit 8/6/2020)
🔹Daily Vitamins (Dr’s orders; need to not ignore)
🔹Drink less alcohol (3 AF days per week; ~12 AF days per month; limit 1-2 glasses per day)
R63: 245 (1/2/2019)
R64-75: notes in 2019 folder
R76: 229.5 (5/12/2019)
R77-99: notes in 2019 folder
SWR100: 236.4 (12/29/2019)
R100-121: notes in 2020 folder
SWR122: 241 (8/6/2020)
R122 20200804: 234.8 (-6.2)
R123-135: notes in 2020 folder
R136 20210101: 211.4 (-1.5)
R137 20210111: 210.0 (-1.4)
R138 20210121: 207.7 (-2.3)
R139 20210131: 208.6 (+.9)
R140 20210210: 206.6 (-2)
R141 20210220: 210.2 (+3.6)
R142 20210302: 208.0 (-2.2)
R143 20210312:207.3 (-.7)
R144 20210322 209.2 (+1.9)
R145 20210401 208.4 (-.8)
R146 20210411 207.2 (-1.2)
R147 20210421 206.5 (-.7)
R148 20210501 207.3 (+.8)
R149 20210511 207.7 (+.4)
R150 20210521 205.5 (-2.2)
R151 20210531 206.7 (+1.2)
R151: Time to get life back under control! This round will end on a 4 day weekend at the camp which is always challenging.
Exercise Goal for this round: Get on the darn Bike! Pick up the hand weights to get rid of the bat wings.
🎯Mini Goal: 204.x
Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment
Walked 4.6 miles, 2006 cal, 133 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Dinner at Central Market Cooking School - lobster sliders, crab appetizer, scallops with spinach & shiitake mushrooms. Nice delayed mother’s day with the kids.
Walked 1.6 miles, 1557 cal, 136 net carbs, AF. DH is joining me on this journey again. Pancakes for breakfast? Could that make such a jump in the scale?
No exercise, 1457 cal, 93 net carbs, AF. Really yummy chicken salad (mayo, dijon, dill, parsley, green onion, garlic) for lunch then lettuce wrap burger with turnip fries for dinner. Loving that I’m planning menus again to try new things!
Walked 1 + 1 + 1 miles between rain storms (jogged 1/2 mile in the rain to return home during the first walk), 2120 cal, 155 net carbs, AF. Lots of snacking in the afternoon … I was tired after waking up too early this morning and should have taken a nap.
Walked 1 + 1.3 miles, 1324 cal, 98 net carbs, AF. Very early morning weigh in. Dinner tonight at Rouxpour with a close friend & her husband to celebrate her 60th birthday. Need to look up the menu and plan ahead!
Walked 2.7 miles, gardened, 2662 cal, 124 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Extremely rich dinner dining out with lots of seafood w/ butter sauce & cheese fondue as appetizers.
5/28 206.4 @ fishing camp 🎣
Walked 1 mile, 1790 cal, 120 net carbs, AF. Long car ride, fast food for both lunch & dinner, but didn’t snack! Losing my hold on 205.x and slipping further away from my next goal of 204.x! I need to get it back together.
5/29 206.2 @ fishing camp 🎣
Walk 2.6 miles + .5 miles, 1903 cal, 85 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Lazy day
5/30 206.1 @ fishing camp 🎣
Walk 3.7 miles after the rain, fishing, 1544 cal, 97 net carbs, AF.
5/31 206.7 @ fishing camp 🎣
Walk .4 + .5 miles mosquitos are getting me even with long sleeves and bug spray, fishing, 1755 cal, 89 net carbs, AF.
Down last round. Up this round. Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down! See you next in R152
May 31, 2021 11:51AM
Round 148: lost nothing
Round 149: lost 1/2 pound
Round 150: lost 2 pounds
Here we go for another 10 days to take care of ourselves and move towards our goal 😊😊😊
5/23 did not weigh
5/24 did not weigh
5/25 did not weigh
5/26 did not weigh
5/27 176.6. Sooo THAT is why to weigh frequently———to keep on track and be held accountable so not going to skip more than 2 days weighing in from now on!
5/28 176———-mAKING MEMORIAL 3-DAY weekend ABOUT EXERCISE 😊😊😊
5/29 did not weigh——-STARTED 2 DAY WATER FAST LAST NIGHT
See what happens!😀😀😀
5/30. 175. Could only do a 24 hour fast. But feel like I got rid of toxins and bloat so totally worth it 😊😊😊
May 31, 2021 12:05PM
heaviest weight: 225 pounds (Mar 23, 2021)
current weight: 192.5
goal weight: 130
weight lost round 150: 3 pounds
goal for round 151: 190
5/22: 192.0 (walked/hiked over 2 hours yesterday; learned the hard way that ticks can survive a shampoo; raining today but still plan to do day 2 week 1 of C25k)
5/23 - 192.0 (got medium walk in this morning before the rain returned)
5/24 - 191.5 (sunshine at last! Woods walk in my afternoon! Ordered a new sleeping bag for my little camping adventures, as my old holofill bag from the late 1980s seems to have lost its warmth. I can't go too far because I have horses and poultry, dogs and cats, and nobody I trust to look after them in my absence. But I have found several very nice little camping spots within 1-2 hour's walk of my place, and the rest of my backpacking gear is awesome.)
5/25 - 191.0 (brilliant day out there; off on another long walk today; cool + sunny + breezy = no blackflies (hopefully); repeating week 1 of C25k and it was actually easier than it was last week when I started it; I think it's a good idea if I take my time with this; Delila the hen is determined to hatch out a nest though I keep removing the eggs; as the three roosters are her brothers and her father, I think it's probably a bad idea and I don't need more roosters and I don't eat eggs so it's just a bad all-round idea, as I keep explaining to her)
5/26 - 191.0 (looks like rain out there, and I'm off to the dentist shortly; hopefully any rain will blow over before the afternoon so that I can go out and have a walk in the woods with the blackflies and ticks (and my dogs). Also plan another week 1 episode of C25K. My ultimate plan is to be able to run the 5km race on campus in mid October, in about 30 minutes. Of course, that race might be canceled again this year because of covid. I haven't run it in years. I used to challenge my students: if they could beat me, I'd give them a bonus mark on their semester. Would they make us run it in masks I wonder? Last time I ran it, I came in 59th out of 100 runners, and when another university employee asked how I did and I told her (I was kinda proud and had beat my students), she looked sympathetic and said "never mind; you'll do better next year." What a way to rain on my parade!
5/27 - 190.5 (rainy day, so no long woods walk for me today; I'm going to have to have a go on the elliptical for exercise, At least I got in a short dog walk before the rain set in. I've been eating very well since I started planning and recording everything I eat, and the last few days I have even surpassed my 8c fluids goal, which is usually a trial for me, and I've been getting more than 500 calories of exercise (and I don't use MFP's values because they seem totally out of whack) each day.)
5/28 - 190.5 (rain held off, so we went for a woods walk but many hungry mosquitoes have suddenly joined the fray, so it was pretty hellish, bug-wise with black flies and mosquitoes swarming around, all trying to get a piece of me. And let's not forget the ticks, as much as I'd like to. At least the blackflies and mosquitoes have the decency to stay outside, but the ticks hitch a ride on me and the dogs, right on into the house. Off to the grocery store and the feed store and the tack shop (for horse fly spray) this morning. Am debating if I should get a large dark chocolate bar. Will I have the self-control to eat just one square per day (20 calories)? I dearly love chocolate but don't want to set myself up for a feeding frenzy. And there's day 3 of week 1 C25K for my early evening plans. )
5/29 - 190.0 (goal achieved for this round; yesterday it was beautifully cool and breezy and the bugs, even the ticks, were in short supply, so we had a wonderful 2-h walk. Big black bear (tracks went right past my place) got into the neighbour's compost bin again. Let's hope they (the neighbours) figure it out and leave the compost bin in their big drive shed until trash day. I don't have a garage or drive shed, but apparently my compost bin (I'm a vegan) is not worth bothering with anyway. A few years back a black bear pawed up my car, leaving some scratches and big muddy paw prints all over it. There was no food left in the car overnight, but I had transported dog and cat food in it that day. Today is an easy day for me, just a 1-h walk and some easy upper body work with 5-pound hand weights (it's all I have).)
5/30 - 189.5 (yay! into the 180's at last. A new "decade" is always a reason to celebrate - but with more exercise, NOT more food. Another cool and cloudy day, but no rain in the forecast so we might go for the super long walk/hike through the tick-infested woods to the junction of two large streams. I'm hoping that it'll be a pretty spot. Looks gorgeous on google satellite maps, anyway, with tall trees. Oh, by super long I mean about 2.5 hours I estimate. That's as far as 1 can go for a walk from my house without crossing a road or going anywhere near civilization. I don't want to take the dogs anywhere in a car. They're still pretty skittish around other people (they're rescues from LA, flown in when such things were still possible and the shelters there were still kill shelters; in fact one of these girls was on death row because she was biting people and they strongly advised me to pick another dog; so glad I stuck with my little Chiweenie, Darla (I sometimes call her "Bitey girl" as a joke, though!))
5/31 - 189.5 (fantastic walk yesterday, except for ticks; the junction of the river and the large brook was a beautiful spot and well worth the walk; I will definitely be back. On an old track, I passed over an old wooden culvert, carefully pieced together like the staves in a barrel, and in remarkably good condition. Drizzling today, so maybe a short 1-h walk or maybe not, depending on the weather. Hope everybody had a successful round and a successful month. And now on to June!
Result for round 151: -3 pounds
May 31, 2021 12:07PM
OSW: 237.8 (Nov. 2016)
OGW: 199 (just to say I did)
Maintenance Range Goal: 200-205
Goals for this round: Generally, keep it under control. This round is bookended by a weekend and a Holiday weekend!
Major Goal is to have a lower average than last round.
Minor Goal is to end the round with lower than last day of previous round.
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 (20210210)
R 141: 213.6
R 142: 212.8 (20210302)
R 143: 211.5
R 144: 212.2
R 145: 211.6 (20210401)
R 146: DNW – scale broke during this round.
R 147: 213.1
R 148: 212.3 (20210501)
R 149: 209.7 (vacay 2nd half)
R 150: 210.4 (vacay 1st half)
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.
Month/Day: Exercise / Comment
My first time in front of the google-box since last Friday. So, I have the three days to report here. What you see is a testimony to the care-free weekend I had.
Business lunch out Friday; Out for dinner Friday night with neighbors to thank them for mowing the yard while we were on vacation. All of it a salt and oil fest. Saturday was a day without any thought given to correcting Friday’s wrongs. Sunday was a nice family get together after more than a year of no-contact. Dad cooked on the grill (ribs, salmon) and everyone brought their standards. I was waving the white flag from my recliner before bedtime.
Speaking of recliner, that was my perch for watching the Formula-1 race, the PGA golf tournament, and the Cubs in-10 over the Cardinals. So much for exercise. And, it might be TMI to tell you just about everything I ate is still being carried around like cargo.
There, I confessed it all. Time to buckle down for the week.
Kept things down to a dull roar yesterday calorie-wise. The thing I notice is how crummy I feel after an indulgent weekend. Food for thought. Pardon the pun (not really a pun.)
On another note, has anyone else noticed the spike in cost for certain things? I am doing to basement remodeling, and the cost of wood is through the roof. Painter tells me paint is affected.
This is the result of some eating well and my SPRINT class last night. (and I even forgot to log the frappe I drank yesterday afternoon at an informal meeting.) I am bracing for a jump up in the coming days. That is just how I roll.
The good news is that these minor highs and lows don’t play a significant role in my NSV’s such as how my clothes fit and other things. It is nice to actually be able to wear size “L” in some types of clothing, instead of “XL.”
It is such a pay-off to be paying attention…
I should do it more. 😊
Hoping I used the proper spellings for role & roll above. What do you think
, our resident author? For some reason I always think of you grading me when I lay-down my grammar messes. 😊
Chamber of commerce annual breakfast, Jimmy John’s lunch, Costco Hotdog Special for supper (plus half of my wife’s because they are so huge.) All of it wonderfully salty. The tale of the scale.
Had my annual physical on Thursday. Got looked at from every angle. Stuck, poked, prodded. Doc seems to think I am doing ok. I have a good doctor. She genuinely cares and spends time with me and asks about family etc. She has 8 kiddos and I think 6 of them are M.D.’s. (so is her husband) One of her daughters who is now in residency was shadowing her this time.
We reminisced about when I was 40 pounds heavier. Ha!
I did a good job this round of maintaining….at a higher reading than I want. Maybe next time. Going on a hike with friends today.
May 31, 2021 1:00PM
Female, 5ft. 6 in.
OSW: 186 (March 2018)
Maintenance: 140-145 (December 2018)
My 112th Round!
This challenge is the main reason I have been able to keep on track the past 3 years.
Being overweight is hard.
Maintaining a healthy weight is hard.
Choose your hard.
After losing 12 lbs. I was stuck at 174lbs. for a couple weeks until I found this challenge.
End R40: 171 (-3) - May 2018
End R41: 170.5 (-.5)
End R42: 168 (-2.5)
End R43: 165 (-3)
End R44: 163.5 (-1.5)
End R45: 163 (-.5)
End R46: 160 (-3)
End R47: 158.5 (-1.5)
End R48: 159 (+.5)
End R49: 157.5 (-1.5)
End R50: 154.5 (-3)
End R51: 154 (-.5)
End R52: 153 (-1)
End R53: 152.5 (-.5)
End R54: 151 (-1.5)
End R55: 149.5 (-1.5)
End R56: 146.5 (-3)
End R57: 146.5 (0)
End R58: 146.5 (0)
End R59: 144 (-2.5)
End R60: 144 (0)
End R61: 145 (+1)
End R62: 144 (-1)
End R63: 147.5 (+3.5) Christmas and New Year’s - 2018
End R64: 145 (-2.5)
End R65: 145.5 (+.5)
End R66: 144 (-1.5)
End R67: 142.5 (-1.5)
End R68: 143 (+.5)
End R69: 144.5 (+1.5)
End R70: 142 (-2.5)
End R71: 141.5 (-.5)
End R72: 140 (-1.5)
End R73: 141 (+1)
End R74: 143 (+2)
End R75: 142 (-1)
End R76: 144.5 (+2.5)
End R77: 144 (-.5)
End R78: 143.5 (-.5)
End R79: 143.5 (0)
End R80: 140 (-3.5)
End R81: 143.5 (+3.5)
End R82: 142 (-1.5)
End R83: 143.5 (+1.5)
End R84: 142.5 (-1)
End R85: 142 (-.5)
End R86: 142 (0)
End R87: 140.5 (-1.5)
End R88: 141.5 (+1)
End R89: 141.5 (0)
End R90: 145 (+3.5) Quit smoking - 2019
End R91: 145 (0)
End R92: 143.5 (-1.5)
End R93: 146 (+2.5)
End R94: 144.5 (-1.5)
End R95: 143.5 (-1)
End R96: 144.5 (+1)
End R97: 146.5 (+2) Thanksgiving aftermath
End R98: 145.5, BF33.2%, MM 63% (-1)
End R99: 147.5 (+2) Christmas - 2019
End R100: 147 (-.5) New Year
End R101: 147 (0)
End R102: 145.5 (-1.5)
End R103: 144 (-1.5)
End R104: 143(-1)
End R105: 143.5 (+.5)
End R106: 143.5 (0)
End R107: 143.5 (0)
End R108: 142 (-1.5)
End R109: 143 (+1)
End R110: 143 (0)
End R111: 144 (+1)
End R112: 146 (+2)
End R113: 143.5 (-2.5)
End R114: 146.5 (+3)
End R115: 146 (-.5)
End R116: 146 (0)
End R117: 145.5 (-.5)
End R118: 146 (+.5)
End R119: 146.5 (+.5)
End R120: 147 (+.5)
End R121: 147 (0)
End R122: 145 (-2)
End R123: 144.5 (-.5)
End R124: 143 (-1.5)
End R125: 143 (0) - Labor Day
End R126: 144.5 (+1.5)
End R127: 142.5(-2)
End R128: 143 (+.5)
End R129: 142.5 (-.5)
End R130: 144 (+1.5)
End R131: 144(0)
End R132: 143 (-1)
End R133: 144 (+1) Thanksgiving
End R134: 143.5
End R135: 143.5
End R136: 143.5 Christmas and New Year - 2020
End R137: 144 (+.5) Dan's cancer diagnosis
End R138: 145 (+1)
End R139: 146 (+1)
End R140: 145.5 (-.5)
End R141: 145
End R142: 145.5 (+.5)
End R143: 143.5 (-2) - Dan hospitalized
End R144: 143(-.5)
End R145: 143.5 (+.5)
End R146: 145 (+1.5) - Problems with Dan's treatment
End R147: 144.5 (-.5)
End R148: 145.5 (+1)
End R149: 145 (-.5)
End R150: 144 (-1)
5/22 - 145.5
5/23 - 145.5
5/24 - 145.5 - A weekend full of indulgences and very little water. Back on track today!
5/25 - 146 - I hope this is the end of the weekend bounce. I did well on eating and water yesterday.
5/26 - 145 - Glad to see I'm down a little bit. I've got to watch my eating and activity the next couple days to get ready for the holiday weekend. My extended family has been vaccinated and we'll be having picnics over the weekend to celebrate.
5/27 - 145 - I did pretty well on my eating and movement yesterday.
5/28 - 145 - I was hoping to get back down another pound before tonight, but since that didn't happen I'll have to be mindful tonight for the first of three get togethers. I'll keep a large glass of water with me to sip so I'll avoid grazing on too many goodies and adult beverages.
5/29 - 146
5/30 - 143.5
5/31 - 145
May 31, 2021 1:20PM
emale 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 was 125 (HS weight 1968)
Maintaining below 120
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 116.8
Rnd 141 SW 117.5 AW 117.9
Rnd 142 SW 118.5 AW 118.85
Rnd 143 SW 120.0 AW 119.05
Rnd 144 SW 119.0 AW 118.7
SW Rnd 145 119.0 AW 117.7
SW Rnd 146 117.0 AW 116.1
SW Rnd 147 116.0 AW 117.05
SW Rnd 148 116.5 AW 117.41
SW Rnd 149 115.5 AW 116.8
SW Rnd 150 118.5 AW 117.15
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 apply to previous day**
SW Rnd 151 118. AW 117.111111111
5/23 118.0 Angry Butcher last night, 2 adult beverages and battered shrimp. YUM!
5/28 118.0 Great Greek w/ gyro meat for lun-ner yesterday. Totally expected. DD#1 and her 3 kids are arriving today for the weekend festivities. The 2 youngest grands graduate from high school tomorrow morning after family pix at 7AM. Busy weekend ahead!
5/29 DNW Grandkids were occupying the bathroom. GRADUATION for 2 cousins!
5/30 117.5 Family pix before graduation yesterday. First time in 13 years.
5/31 DNW Granddaughter getting ready to fly back to Des Moines. Her mom and stepdad are just taking off right now for Tulsa. Sister and brother are leaving a bit later in the car also headed to Tulsa. 116.0 after a mug of coffee. Whoo hoo!
I have 7 pages of posts to catch up on after the last 2 kids head out this morning.
May 31, 2021 1:28PM
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015)
UGW - 130
2021 Goals — 165; eat mindfully; meditate most days; exercise for the pleasure of moving.
R100 1/7/20 end weight 177.6
R101 1/17/20 end weight 177.6
R102 1/27/20 end weight 177.2
R103 2/6/20 end weight 178.6
R104 2/16/20 end weight 179
R105 2/26/20 end weight 180.2
R106 3/7/20 end weight 180
R107 3/17/20 end weight 180
R108 3/27/20 end weight 180.8
R109 4/6/20 end weight 180
R110 4/16/20 end weight 180.6
R111 4/26/20 end weight 181.2
R112 5/6/20 end weight 181.4
R113 5/16/20 end weight 181.8
R114 5/26/20 end weight 183 ugh.
R115 6/5/20 end weight 182.6. 10-day calorie ave 1554
R116 6/15/20 end weight 181.8. 10-day calorie ave 1580
R117 6/25/20 end weight 181. 10-day calorie ave 1341
R118 7/5/20 end weight 182. 10-day calorie ave 1674
R119 7/15/20 end weight 181.4. 10-day calorie ave 1651
R120 7/25/20 end weight 181.2 10-day calorie ave 1695
R121 8/4/20 end weight 182. 10-day calorie ave 1706
R122 8/14/20 end weight 182.8. 10-day calorie ave 1747
R123 8/24/20 end weight 182.6. (-.2) 10-day calorie ave 1624
R124 9/3/20 end weight 182.2. (-.4) 10-day calorie ave 1493
R125 9/13/20 end weight 182.2 (0). 10-day calorie ave 1612
R126 9/23/20 end weight 181.6 (-.6). 10-day calorie ave 1580
R127 10/3/20 end weight 182 (+.4). 10-day calorie ave 1821
R128 10/13/20 end weight 182 (+/-0). 10-day calorie ave 1659
R129 10/23/20 end weight 182 (+/-0). 10-day calorie ave 1552
R130 11/2/20 end weight 183 (+1). 10-day calories ave 1856
R131 11/12/20 end weight 183 (+/-0). 10 day ave cals 1776
R132 11/22/20 End weight 183 (+/-0). 10 day ave cals 1358.
R133 12/2/20 End weight 182.6. (-.4). 10 day ave cals 1633.
R134 12/12/20 End weight 182.6. (+/-0). 10-day ave cals 1547.
R135 12/22/20 End weight 181.6. (-1lb). 10-day ave cals 1460.
R136 1/1/2021 End weight 183. (+1.4lb). 10-day ave cals 1885.
R137 1/11/2021 End weight 183. (+/-0). 10-day ave cals 1789.
R138 1/21/2021 End weight 183. (+/-0). 10-day ave cals 1753.
R139 — End weight 183. (+/-0). Didn’t track calories.
R140 — end weight 183.
R141 — end weight 183. Ave calories 1587. (Goal 1600) ⭐️
R142 3/2/21. End weight 183.2. Ave calories 1720. (Goal 1500)
R143 3/12/21. End weight 184. Ave calories 1733. (Goal 1500)
R144 3/22/21. End weight 183. Ave calories 1690.
R145 4/1/21. End weight 183.2. Ave calories 1504. (Goal 1500). ⭐️
My scale readings bounced up 4 pounds when I changed batteries, so I didn’t suddenly gain 4+ pounds. I didn’t want to write that down but, other than the horror of gaining, what difference does it make? So I’m going with the new readings, dammit.
R146 4/11/21. End weight 184 (188.6). Ave calories 1516. (Goal 1500).
R147 4/21/21. End weight 188 (-.6). Ave calories 1526. (Goal <1500.)
R148 5/1/21. End weight 187.4. (-.6). Ave calories 1607. (Goal <1500.)
R149 5/11/21. End weight 188. (+.6). Ave calories 1789. (Goal <1500.)
R150 5/21/21. End weight 188.4. (+.4). Ave calories 1593. (Goal <1500.)
R151 5/31/21. End weight 187.6. (-.8). Ave calories 1812. (Goal <1500.)
5/22 - 187.6 - 1816
Happy Saturday to you all!
5/23 - 187.6 - 1388
Yesterday was a weird food day. Started with egg, Asiago-cheddar, Canadian bacon on whole grain English muffins. A friend came over and we sat outside nibbling nuts, dates, and cherries. Then I made grilled ham & cheese with tomato sandwiches for lunch, which I hadn’t planned to feed her so needed something quick. I didn’t feel like dinner, but had some ice cream later. Even so, low calories.
5/24 - 188.6 - 1427
5/25 - 188.6 - 1602
5/26 - 188 - 1701
Weird. I expected to be up today. But I’ll take it! We’re finally getting rain today — plants were thirsty! — so I’m figuring house cleaning for exercise. Ick.
5/27 - 188.6 - 1632
Ah, there’s the uptick I expected yesterday. Now to get rid of it! It rained all day yesterday, which was great, we needed it. It’s borderline chilly this morning, but warming up. I’m off for a walk and then to the nursery — need more plants! 😁
5/28 - 188 - 1710
Another day of rain and chill, but all good for the garden.
5/29 - 188 - 1640
Lazy day yesterday with chilly rain. We ordered Thai and I went for the mussaman curry and one skewer of chicken satay, but my overall calories weren’t too bad. Leftover curry today, but that will be my only meal other than breakfast, so I should be able to keep control. It’s still chilly this morning, but no rain, so I’m off to move some plants around and plant some newbies. Have a great Saturday, all!
5/30 - 187.6 - 1721
Thai leftovers yesterday, so I was a bit surprised at the slight drop, but it’s fine by me! Looks like a gorgeous day coming up. Two of my friends, ages 68 and 74, just completes a 2-week bike ride from here (Fort Wayne, Indiana) to Washington, DC, for the adventure and to raise money for our fabulous city trail system. They’ve been posting daily updates on FB (if you want some inspiration, search Kathies’ Big Adventure on FB and checkout their photos and updates). Anyway, they make me feel like a slug, so I’m determined to spend the rest of the summer getting back to really active.
5/31 - 187.6 - 2502 🤯
Whoa! Over indulged yesterday. Was tired and hungry after about 4 hours of lifting bags of soil and putting it down in new garden bed, planting, weeding.... still, way over the top. But I’m ending the round lower than last round, so at least there’s that. And I realized that if I account for the 4 pounds my scale added when I changed batteries, I’ve actually held pretty steady for 6 months. Not ideal but not an upward trend, either. Onward! See you in R152!
May 31, 2021 1:36PM
edited May 31
You don't have to be perfect, you just have to be better than you were before
R69 EW: 158.1
R70 EW: 156.5
R71 EW: 156.3
R72 EW: 156.3
R73 EW: 155.2
R74 EW: 155.4
R75 EW: 156.1
R76 EW: 155.6
R80 EW: 153.2
R81 EW: 154.3
R82 EW: 154.1
R84 EW: 156.5
R89 EW: 156.7
R91 EW: 160.1
R93 EW: 159.3
R94 EW: 156.1
R98 EW: 154.5
R99 EW: 155.9
R101 EW: 149.7 (1/15)
R102 EW: 149.0
R103 EW: 149.0
R104 EW: 146.2
R105 EW: 146.6
R106 EW: 144.6
R107 EW: 146.8 (spring break, only 2 days weight)
R108 EW: 147.7 (Moving out of state, starting new job)
R109 EW: 148.1
R110 EW: 150.1
R111 EW: 154.3
R112 EW: 152.6
R113 EW: 151.7
R121 EW: 153.0
R122 EW: 154.8
R123 EW: 153.9
R124 EW: 153.4
R125 EW: 155.6
R126 EW: 152.3
R127 EW: 151.5
R128 EW: 151.0
R129 EW: 151.0
R130 EW: 152.6
R131 EW: 153.9
R132 EW: 150.6
R133 EW: 151.2
R134 EW: 149.3
R135 EW: 149.5
R136 EW: 148.4
R137 EW: 147.9
R138 EW: 148.4
R139 EW: 151.9
R140 EW: 150.4
R141 EW: 150.4 (SNOVID)
R142 EW: 144.0 (PRK)
R143 EW: 144.2
R144 EW: 147.0
R145 EW: 145.7
R146 EW: 145.9
R147 EW: 145.9
R148 EW: 146.5
R149 EW: 147.3
R150 EW: 146.8
5/21 - 146.8
Round Goal: 144.4 Fast 16+hrs on weekdays, 14+hrs on weekends. Up the water! Water minimum: 75oz, Goal: 91oz.
Day, Weight, Comment
A MUCH NEEDED day at the lake. 2.5 weeks of rain and starting tonight, another 9 days forecast of storms. I wanted some mother nature and some swim time (: Of course, swimming around, I didn't drink a ton of water like I should've but it was a pain to get in and out of the lake to get to my water. Also, had Chinese food for dinner because that was my first real exposure to summer sun and it wooooore me out. Didn't eat a ton (under estimated calories) but the salt combined with not a lot of water didn't help, I'm sure). At least I was smart and applied a TON of sunscreen and didn't get burned! Yippee. Today we are doing "Linner" of ribs, remembering our brothers and sisters who never made it home, and relaxing. I'll be attempting an OMAD there since my 16 hour fast ends at 1230 (so it'll be more like an 18-19 hour fast, I think? But I'll probably just eat that one meal) and I'll be focusing on water otherwise.
Previous Day's Comments
Expected with a late dinner, not a big deal. Fasted 15.5 hours, 60oz water. Not ideal. Behind on water today as well since we went out to the land trying to beat the rain (didn't work, starting downpouring as soon as we made it out there). Hoping catch up on that, though may not be able to hit the full 90 today. Also had McDonald's for lunch since I hadn't eaten yet and it was a bit of a rush to get out the door once BF was up and moving and didn't want to waste precious time cooking. His idea, but I WAS hungry. Oh well, dinner is steak and figuring out sides between us now (I'm definitely making veggies).
Sodium? BF made homemade beef lo mein and although I bought the low sodium stuff, who knows how much salt he added. Didn't taste salty at all. Suppose it could be DOMS, too. I'm feeling super sore in glutes and hammies. Was over calories by 200, but still in slight deficit. Fasted 17.5 hours, ended up drinking the full 90oz after all.
I'm actually shocked by this. Ended up eating out yesterday for lunch since we were searching for a part in the next town over. Put me way over calories and only ended up having a snack for dinner. I wasn't too hungry anyway. Fasted 15.5 hours, drank 90oz water.
I'm alright with slow, so long as it keeps going down.... Only fasted 14.5 hours, but I was very hungry. Considering I only had a "snack" for dinner the night before, it makes perfect sense and I was alright with cutting my fast short. Today will be better since dinner was so early. Homemade chicken alfredo with homemade garlic bread (well, I bought the bread, but made it into garlic bread.... Didn't have time to make my own bread). 90 oz water down the hatch! Today is supposed to be cloudy, but no rain so I'm going to try to take the pup for a walk later.
I feel about 10lbs lighter and look better now that bloating is gone, but the scale doesn't budge much. Oh well. I'm more worried about how I look and feel I suppose. Fasted 17 hours, drank 95oz water, and under calories. Did my kickboxing workout, a mini booty blaster, and then took the pup for a very short lunch walk (it was hot out and stuck to the shade for her paws which limited my available distance). Don't feel overly sore, but doesn't mean I don't have some water retention in my muscles contributing to weight.
I might've deserved a gain, but that big of a gain kind of hurts. Fasted 16.75 hours, drank 90 oz water. Going for a workout. My legs are super sore today (from Tuesday) so not sure if I should go for my kickboxing again or do some yoga.
That's better! Fasted 18 hours, drank 90 oz water. Right on calorie goal before exercise according to both Fitbit and MFP trackers. I did do some a YWA yoga stretch for my legs. Still a tad sore, but way better now. Had a couple beers later in the evening so my fasting window is pushed out. Going to try to push to 16 hours, but listening to my body. May be going to the lake Sunday if weather holds up for it. I was hoping to be in better shape and feeling a tad more confident in my progress by now but, hey, the journey isn't linear. Today's weight made me feel better that I can push through this and continue getting healthier
Went out to eat to get out of the house before this rainy weekend and found a steak special. Wowza, best steak I've had in quite awhile. Stayed under calories, but it was heavy so I'm quite content that I didn't gain anything from that. Bloating seems to have gone down a tad, too. Did end up fasting 16 hours, drank about 95oz water. Took pup for a walk and knocked out 50 lunges (25 each leg) just to get some more blood flowing through them after sitting a good part of the day. It's really rainy and windy right now so not sure of plans today besides staying dry. Poor garden getting pummeled so I'll have work to do when rain lets up.
Crawfish festival and DEVOURED some crawfish and had a couple beers. I definitely expected to be up but it seems my morning efforts to offset the evening worked well enough! Fasted 19 hours and drank 90oz water. Did 1000 jump ropes in morning, too. Think the plan is to go to the lake today, but I'm not sure if we are still doing that, though. BF isn't up yet to decide haha!
May 31, 2021 2:08PM
Thanks to Molly and Grandma Jackie for introducing me to this challenge. I appreciate how everyone is dedicated to self improvement and support.
Two goals this round:
- Weight loss of 2 lbs
- Five hard workouts with hard defined as a burn of 500 calories or more in an hour
SW: 169.0 lbs
5/25 166.6 lbs
I've been gone about ten rounds I think. It took me awhile to find you folks again but I'm trying to get back here as often as possible.
I've reset my start weight to the beginning of 2021 after seeing how stagnant I've been over the last few years. Actual YEARS of no real progress is simply shameful.
My mini goals NEED to include scale victories. Everything else goes hand in hand with the scale.
I began the day just fine but blew everything with a fast food delivery dinner. I ate too much of the wrong stuff. Screwing myself over after ensuring I have only the right stuff on hand is becoming a trend with me.
This is what happens when I don't meal prep in advance. Cooking daily is not my thing and I haven't prepped well in far too long. However, if I get back to strict protein sparing fast level carbs I'll recover quickly. My goals for this round are still within reach.
It's nice to skim through the thread and see how everyone is doing. Health and nutrition are our common ground but we are whole persons with varied lives first. Many threads forget this.
5/27 168.0 lbs
Gain as expected is the result of my sins over the past two weeks. The delay is my only surprise. Bad behavior usually shows up within a day. Today I WILL do what is right and get myself back on track.
Struggled against temptation during the evening hours. I'm stuck in a head game not directly related to diet and exercise. We are whole people which makes it impossible to disconnect seemingly unrelated areas of our lives.
I made it through on the diet side. The usually easy exercise component has been unusually lacking. I will figure this out.
5/29 167.0 lbs
5/30 167.4 lbs
5/31 166.0 lbs
By some miracle the scale is down 3lbs but I can't clam success because I did not do the work with intention. I've benefited from a "biometabolic fluke".
😂It's my post so I get to make up words of I want to.🤣
But seriously My 10Day Challenge Peeps, I've been living on points and coupons for take out. Bad eating coupled with asthma, allergy & anti inflammatory meds to temper my allergic reactions is not a formula for success.
I've been skimming everyone's posts and I'm glad to see the "Happy Dances" of success. Virtual pats on the back and virtual air 🤗 hugs everyone.
Exercise is insufficient but I'm moving. Next round I'm do better.
May 31, 2021 2:12PM
5/10: 183.1 (just 2 pounds off my heaviest weight ever)
80oz water each day; row 30 mins 7 of 10 days; eat vegetables/fruit; 1200 to 1500 calories; IF most days; no sugar - and if I do all these things, I hope to be back into the 170's!
- I've been hanging out at 181 for long enough. It was time for a drop. Looks promising to hit 170's this round!
- The scale was messing with me this morning when it blinked for a second on 179.9, but settled on 180.0 - I'll take it!
- Goodbye 180's!!
- Glad this weight stuck around. I'm doing really well rowing, staying within my calorie range (no bingeing!), drinking water, IF and not eating sugar - so happy for all of this. What I'm not doing as well as I could is getting enough vegetables and fruit that I need to be healthy. I WILL do better!
- I ate more vegetables and fruit yesterday. I made soup and put a ton of veggies in it. It was 90 degrees here in Maine (weird) so that's the day I decide to make soup LOL. It was good though and I had on the air conditioner.
5/28 - DNW
- Still hanging out at the same weight. I expect a drop any day now (knock on wood). I can't believe I'm still going strong after 19 days!
- finally a change, and in the right direction!
5/31 - Goal:
New Goal: Staying in the
- Jumped back up a little but down 2 pounds for the round AND got out of the 180's!! I am so ready for 152!!
Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
Daily Weight to watch trends and remind myself that it's normal to fluctuate:
5/28 - DNW
May 31, 2021 2:17PM
See you all tomorrow in Round 152!!
May 31, 2021 2:53PM
CW: 217 on 5/21
5/25 213.4 Happy dance. This is the lowest I've weighed in at least a year!
5/26 215.6 Uh oh. Ate out for lunch and had a late night after dinner treat of a banana and 3 bread thingies that my sis in law made, thinking that I could afford the calories since I was at my year's lowest. Hopefully I'm not going to do that again. I learned my lesson and even felt boated when going to sleep. Back to the straight and narrow.
5/27 213.8 Back to the 213 range after my day of lesson learning! When I lose a pound or two, that is not the time to celebrate with a snack nor eating out mea. I'm actually starting to prefer my own meals. 208 is a mini goal that is within sight for this next month.
5/28 213.2 Ate an unplanned late evening 2 bananas & two pieces of the heel of a loaf of bread w/ peanut butter that I thought might have the scale rising today. Amazingly it went down a bit. Either that or my sis in law's scale is wonkie. Seems like I can step on her scale 3 times in a row and get 3 different weights, so who knows if the numbers I'm posting are accurate.
5/30 gone camping
5/31 213.8 Ya' win some, ya' lose some. Didn't think that 212.8 was gonna hold, especially after my grandnephew's 9th birthday party, replete with hotdogs (I did skip the bun) multilayered ice cream cake, etc. At least it was only a pound!
Grand total from 5/22 -3.2 pounds this round.
Grand total 64.2 pounds.
This is a marathon, not a sprint. Another 60 some to go.
-get to 208 the weight I was after my son was born. Would love to get there by the end of May.
-get to 202 to be Overweight by BMI standards-would love to see 11.2 gone this summer.
long term goals
-44.8 to get to the top of normal BMI range
-68.8 to get to the mid range of normal BMI range...almost 1/2 way there!
May 31, 2021 2:58PM
edited May 31
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 61 YEARS
& FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 109 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
R150 EW= 209.6
R151 EW= 206.4
Current New Goals:
Short Term Goal: To weigh less at the end of this round than I did at the end of the last round.
Final goal: 145-155. We’ll see how I look & feel when I get there.
Move 30 minutes per day rotating activity.
LOOK AND SEE HOW THE UPS & DOWNS OF MY JOURNEY JUST HELPS ME BE A STRONGER & MORE DETERMINED ME
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) =
(Ending weight 176.0)
R53 through R63 (09/24/18 thru 01/02/19) =
(Ending weight 185.5)
R63 through R73 (01/02/19 thru 04/12/19) =
(Ending weight 191.8)
R73 through R83 (04/12/19 thru 07/21/19) =
(Ending weight 195.4)
R83 through R93 (07/21/19 thru 10/29/19) =
(Ending weight 188.0)
R93 through R103 (10/29/19 thru 02/06/20) =
(Ending weight 192.1)
R103 through 113 (02/06/20 thru 05/06/20) =
(Ending Weight 204.9)
R113 through 123 (05/07/20 thru 08/24/20) =
[/color=blue] (Ending Weight 209.3)
R124 (08/25/20 thru 09/03/20) =
[/color=blue] (Ending Weight 211.2)
R125 (09/04/20 thru 09/13/20) =
(Ending Weight 212.6)
R126 (09/14/20 thru 09/23/20) =
[/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 212.0)
R127 (09/24/20 thru 10/03/20) =
(Ending Weight 210.4)
R128 (10/04/20 thru 10/13/20) =
[/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 208.6)
R129 (10/14/20 thru 10/23/20) =
(Ending Weight 206.8)
R130 (10/24/20 thru 11/02/20) =
(Ending Weight 208.6)
R131 (11/03/20 thru 11/12/20) =
[/color-fuchsia] (Ending Weight 207.4)
R132 (11/13/20 thru 11/22/20) =
(Ending Weight 208.1)
R 123 thru R133 (08/24 thru 12/02/20) =
(Ending Weight 206.8)
R133 thru R143 (12/03/20 thru 03/02/21) =
(Ending Weight 207.0)
R144 (03/13/21 thru 03/22/21) =
(Ending Weight 207.4)
R145 (03/23/21 thru 04/01/21) =
(Ending Weight 207.6)
R146 (04/02/21 thru 04/11/21) =
(Ending Weight 206.4)
R147 (04/12/21 thru 04/21/21) =
(Ending Weight 207.0)
R148 (04/22/21 thru 05/01/21) =
(Ending Weight 206.6)
R149 (05/02/21 thru 05/11/21) =
(Ending Weight 208.8)
R150 (05/12/21 thru 05/21/21) =
(Ending Weight 209.6)
R151 (05/22/21 thru 05/31/21) =
(Ending Weight 206.4)
ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
Good luck everyone one this round. Let’s make it a beautiful one!
Banana nut bread with choco chips. I went back for another piece last night. The carbs really need to go but I just don’t know how to swing that with my daughter and DGS here. I’ve got to get this figured out and get moving on something before my next doctor appointment or I’ll be put on insulin shots! I’ve got to let that be my inspiration right now!
Little to no movement due to my schedule yesterday. Eating……so-so. Traveling today so dinner will be out.
Kept the lunch light yesterday while out of town. I had a very light dinner. I also slept over 5 hours last night (which is good for me). I think all of this helped.
I’m very pleased to be down 1.2 but I honestly don’t know how it happened. My meals were actually low cal and on the low carb side with good ingredient choices. But there was that dessert my daughter brought in from the little bakery north of town. The choices are always mine. It wasn’t a good one. I was up all night sick to my stomach from the extreme sugar content of it (all). Lesson learned. But I’ll take the 1.2 pound loss !
Another very light dinner. Very little movement. I’ll try to get in more movement today. The steps should be higher naturally because I am babysitting my DGS while my daughter is at work.
Good meals, bad snacks. I’ve got to make a better plan when hunger strikes swiftly and strongly. Glad to see a drop on the scale again, however. The carefully planned lunch and dinner portions made the difference.
Still going strong on good meal planning. Still a bit weak on snack choices. Overall, my carbs and calories are lower and my meals thoughtful to my goal. The scale is rewarding me for my efforts. I’ll try for more movement today. Pizza tonight with my girls being brought in from out of town. A special treat for an early Memorial Day celebration as they have other plans on the actual holiday. I’m going to fast today and plan my nighttime snacks better to allow for the pizza. I hope it doesn’t do too much damage.
Another slight drop on the scale and in my fat percentages. I had a hard time eating yesterday. I kept thinking the pizza was raw (when it wasn’t) and it gagged me. Spit in napkin and unable to finishing eating dinner. Last night I had half a cup of cottage cheese and a small cup of tomato juice. I was satisfied. Very low calorie day. Moderate exercise.
Great snack planning finally, but hungry last night when I didn’t fill up on snacks so I ate a bowl of canned soup with crackers. The uptick may be sodium? Happy to be back down this round with a 3.2 lb loss overall. Now for some serious progress next round! See you all there!
May 31, 2021 3:01PM
edited May 31
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May 31, 2021 3:20PM
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