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Bring on Summer… and Your Stories!

AlexAlex Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 10,150 MFP Staff Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 10,150 MFP Staff
We’d Love to Hear From You! Tell Us About Your Summer Plans and Progress!

Lots to be excited about this summer! Outdoor fun and food. Reunions with family and friends. After taking a break, many people are also eager to recommit to their goals—or maintain healthy habits built over the past year.

How about you? Please share in the replies below:
  • How are you feeling about the summer?
  • What will you do to stay on track and accountable while enjoying the season?
  • Big or small, what victory are you celebrating?

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  • candysashab88candysashab88 Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    I am starting on here and plan to exercise and not snack when I feel triggered. I am an emotional eater and plant to attack that part this summer.
  • 1derwhy1derwhy Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member
    I've lost 35 pounds since last June. I started out with Noom and hated the interface and impersonal, cut-and-paste "coaching", but lost 10 lbs anyway. I went back to MFP because I'm just more comfortable here. I was working out at home during the worst of the pandemic, but I missed working out at the gym I've been going to for years. It's really an active adult center, but it has a very nice workout space. It was hard to give that up after years of seeing the same friendly faces.

    Anyway, now that I've been fully vaccinated, I went back to the gym today for the first time since mid-February 2020. I got a nice workout on the elliptical machine and I'm planning to go back tomorrow to start working on regaining strength with the weights. My goal is to lose another 25 pounds by the end of the year, and I get so much out of exercise within my limits due to my age and ability. Wish me luck!
  • vadams20vadams20 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Hi. I’m new here. I live on the east coast of Canada, near the ocean. I’m a retired teacher and I’m hoping to lose about forty pounds. Like many other people I have tried various plans and I have been successful at losing, but not successful in keeping my weight off. I’m hoping this time will be different.
  • bangelcb96bangelcb96 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Hello,

    KC from MN. I am 62 and I am on a summer and beyond mission to bring back my awesome muscle tone that seemed to disappear over night lol....hmm well hell no not lol.

    I'm a serious health nut and have found, as with everything else in life, to be happy you have to be flexible and to learn new stuff.

    I feel like such a beginner but I am excited to see progress already once I started to get serious and stop procrastinating and whining about I don't know what to do ...I did know what to do and now I'm doing it!

    New stuff sucks but choosing to stay stuck in an unhappy place cuz it seem easier is by far way worse.

    Kudos to y'all
    edited June 8
  • wizzybethwizzybeth Member, Premium Posts: 3,530 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,530 Member
    bangelcb96 wrote: »

    New stuff sucks but choosing to stay stuck in an unhappy place cuz it seem easier is by far way worse.


    YES! I needed to see this! And being stuck in an unhappy place may "seem" easier but it isn't - for me it's stressful, and I'm always annoyed with myself. That's not really "easier," is it?
  • gwenmatos3gwenmatos3 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    I am feeling pretty good about my body image this summer! Look forward to summer dresses and tan lines😎. I hope to make it to the beach at least once this summer and hope for a few camping trips as well!

    I have been doing YouTube videos and walking outdoors to stay active most everyday.

    I am eating mostly vegetables and some fruit and mainly turkey or chicken breasts for protein.

    I’m looking forward to my health journey. I feel I have most of the fundamentals to make this time actually stick when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight for my body and also for my spirit!!!!

    My motto is PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION
  • gwenmatos3gwenmatos3 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    wizzybeth wrote: »
    I have yo-yoed for years. At my heaviest. Need to keep my focus. I'm easily distracted from my goal then I screw up, then get mad at myself.

    I'm 51 years old and quite obese. Depression takes over much of my life. I'm hoping the nice weather will help encourage me to stay on track.

    I am 120 lbs overweight.

    When I originally joined MFP years ago, I was about 70lbs overweight.

    The best I've been is 45 lbs from my goal.

    I've tried WW, Xyngular, MFP, Noom, the gym, etc. My depression always won.

    This summer, I want success that takes me through the year to next summer...I hope to be close to my goal this time next year.

    This is the first summer of the rest of my life. I don't want to waste it.

  • gwenmatos3gwenmatos3 Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member Member, Premium Posts: 11 Member
    The fact that you are here and you are still motivated to take care of YOU and your health is a big win in my book!!!! Keep moving forward…..progress not perfection ♥️
  • AshesSquaredAshesSquared Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    This is going to be an amazing summer! It has no other option (; Last year was a 'bummer summer' but I am going to do all the things this summer: beaches, kayaking, s'mores, etc
    This summer has the added bonus victory of new baby (2 months now) who is coming into her own.
    To stay on track I'm logging, I want to eat enough for breastfeeding, but have enough of a deficit to lose the extra weight.
  • MarilynsretiredMarilynsretired Member, Premium Posts: 228 Member Member, Premium Posts: 228 Member
    Going to have a great summer as I am off to a good start - following a lifestyle change program and doing well with it. Have just moved here to MFP and finding my way around. Would like help with starting a 'blog' as I made one but can't find it when I look for recent blogs so don't no why but 2 people gave it a vote - also 2nd blog does not show just the first one so not sure - Alex sure would appreciate hearing from you with respect to this as it is a bit frustrating.
    But summer is going to be great with losing between 10 - 30 pounds by end of August as long as I do what I need to do with respect to proper eating
  • hamadbalhareth3hamadbalhareth3 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Hello my name is Hamad. I have just signed up and I am excited to share with you all my meal plan and what I do for sports. So I wake up early and I do fast during the day till about 3 pm, then off to workout, come back and eat my only meal of the whole day. I do not feel hungry at all and feel my body has gotten so adjusted to eating one meal a day. I also follow a ketogenic diet. I am wondering if what I am doing is good. The good thing though that I feel I have achieved so far is the fact that my body runs on fat most of the time. I am eager to hear from you all what you think about this plan. I know it is a bit boring as I only eat one meal a day, but that is what made me lose weight and keep up off for over a couple of years. I also have solved a chronic issue I had before, enlarged prostate, which I was so happy to have solved after so many visits to the doctors who did not help.
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