Downsizers Team Chat - DECEMBER 2021

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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,679 Member
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    2021

    What did you do well in the last year?

    I did well logging my food until I took the time off and did well with my walking
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,679 Member
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    We have another new member joining our wonderful group ...Please welcome @JodiSW :)
  • rwood566
    rwood566 Posts: 987 Member
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    Welcome to all of the new and returning members. It looks like a large crowd to start the year.
    Check in for 12/27:
    Steps - 9451.
    Calories - 1565 or close. Ate to much for lunch so had to modify dinner and dessert.
    Exercise - spent 2 1/2 hours at the zoo. Walked up the 2 steepest hills instead of down them. Grocery store tonight then wrote out dinners for the week.
  • rwood566
    rwood566 Posts: 987 Member
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    What did I do well in the last year? I stayed on my plan even thru the changes.
    This is my 3rd xmas losing weight and all 3 have been different. The 1st I was just starting so I was learning. 2nd was full speed ahead and was the easiest. This year I have been working towards maintenance and getting cocky towards my loss program. I think this has been my hardest year.
  • JodiSW
    JodiSW Posts: 193 Member
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    Hi everyone! Thanks for having me in your group. I'm feeling pretty motivated but it comes and goes - I think that being part of an active group will help with that and keep me accountable.

    I lost about 95lbs over a decade ago and I've found 50lbs of it again over the past 4 years. In August I decided that enough was enough and came back to MFP and started seriously logging my food again. Between August 1 and end of October I dropped close to 30lbs...then lost about 4lbs in November and am on track to gain in December! Ugh. @lindamtuck2018 I was chuckling reading your stories of the celebrations. It's been a food and cocktail fest this month! I think I'm holding a ton of water atm so drank about a gallon today to start trying to flush it out.

    I've also noticed that I don't log when I'm overeating. I've been wondering lately if I'm not logging because I'm overeating (and don't want to acknowledge it), or if I'm overeating because I'm not logging? Also, exercise has been a challenge since October, when my job got very busy and then the weather turned yucky (I mostly walk and run around with my dog for exercise)...then I stopped smoking at the beginning of December also. It's going great but it's been a challenge to do that and keep my eating reigned in during the holidays.

    So that's me! It looks like we're required to log in on our day with the following:
    Username:
    Weigh In Day:
    PW (Previous Weight):
    CW (Current Weight):

    I also see folks participating in a Step Challenge and sharing exercise in general - I'm assuming those are optional?

    Well, that's all for now. Appreciate you all and am looking forward to January!


  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,679 Member
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    JodiSW wrote: »
    Hi everyone! Thanks for having me in your group. I'm feeling pretty motivated but it comes and goes - I think that being part of an active group will help with that and keep me accountable.

    I lost about 95lbs over a decade ago and I've found 50lbs of it again over the past 4 years. In August I decided that enough was enough and came back to MFP and started seriously logging my food again. Between August 1 and end of October I dropped close to 30lbs...then lost about 4lbs in November and am on track to gain in December! Ugh. @lindamtuck2018 I was chuckling reading your stories of the celebrations. It's been a food and cocktail fest this month! I think I'm holding a ton of water atm so drank about a gallon today to start trying to flush it out.

    I've also noticed that I don't log when I'm overeating. I've been wondering lately if I'm not logging because I'm overeating (and don't want to acknowledge it), or if I'm overeating because I'm not logging? Also, exercise has been a challenge since October, when my job got very busy and then the weather turned yucky (I mostly walk and run around with my dog for exercise)...then I stopped smoking at the beginning of December also. It's going great but it's been a challenge to do that and keep my eating reigned in during the holidays.

    So that's me! It looks like we're required to log in on our day with the following:
    Username:
    Weigh In Day:
    PW (Previous Weight):
    CW (Current Weight):

    I also see folks participating in a Step Challenge and sharing exercise in general - I'm assuming those are optional?

    Well, that's all for now. Appreciate you all and am looking forward to January!


    Welcome to our wonderful group Jodi..Glad to have you join us .... I am the co captain to this awesome team ... I am in charge of the step challenge which I will post about on 1/1/21 ...If you are interested in joining just let me know and I will add you to it ..It is optional but it is great with accountability and getting our butts moving
  • MeowScout
    MeowScout Posts: 103 Member
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    What have I done well in 2021?
    I got started in here, for one, and with mfp in general. I can’t believe I am getting in at least 6000 steps most days this past month.

    I can say the weight is not dropping as quickly here at the start as I had hoped, but I am here for the long haul and am making many habit changes for the better. I felt so snacky today, it is a miracle I made it through the evening with only a serving of animal crackers after dinner. I wanted to raid the candy but held off.

    Steps 12/26 6276 and 12/27. 7141

    Just trying to hold on these last days of December, One Day at a time!!
  • Pippin20206
    Pippin20206 Posts: 194 Member
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    Daily check-in
    Calories 1004
    Steps 6365

    @lindamtuck2018 the shakes are gritty and slimy so it's like drinking snot with chalk in it. I hate them and I'm hangry as hell and its only day 2 LOL. Anyway we'll see how long i can keep it up.

    What I did well in 2021 I got back into MFP, met all of you lovely people and dropped about 14lbs in 2.5 months so pretty proud if that.
  • peng123
    peng123 Posts: 352 Member
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    Happy Tuesday, Downsizers! Here's my check-in for the day:

    12/27:
    Calories: 1,128
    Exercise: 65 minutes elliptical and a 15-minute stretching class
    Steps: 15,786

    I hope you all have a great day!
  • 888Angie888
    888Angie888 Posts: 889 Member
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    Happy Tuesday!
    Looking at what went well in 2021:
    I finished the year just about twenty pounds lighter than I started. Not quite the amazing 'drop four pants sizes' result, but I'll take the progress.
    I took over 5.4 million steps for a distance of 2,600 miles.
    I made it to the gym over 100 days and they were closed January through March.

    Now if I could manage some consistency...😉

    Here's to an awesome 2022!🍾
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,571 Member
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    rwood566 wrote: »
    Welcome to all of the new and returning members. It looks like a large crowd to start the year.
    Check in for 12/27:
    Steps - 9451.
    Calories - 1565 or close. Ate to much for lunch so had to modify dinner and dessert.
    Exercise - spent 2 1/2 hours at the zoo. Walked up the 2 steepest hills instead of down them. Grocery store tonight then wrote out dinners for the week.

    Awesome steps! It is great you got the zoo so close. Is this the first time you have walked the hills? Great job!

    MeowScout wrote: »
    What have I done well in 2021?
    I got started in here, for one, and with mfp in general. I can’t believe I am getting in at least 6000 steps most days this past month.

    I can say the weight is not dropping as quickly here at the start as I had hoped, but I am here for the long haul and am making many habit changes for the better. I felt so snacky today, it is a miracle I made it through the evening with only a serving of animal crackers after dinner. I wanted to raid the candy but held off.

    Steps 12/26 6276 and 12/27. 7141

    Just trying to hold on these last days of December, One Day at a time!!

    Nice steps! Great job avoiding the candy!

    Daily check-in
    Calories 1004
    Steps 6365

    @lindamtuck2018 the shakes are gritty and slimy so it's like drinking snot with chalk in it. I hate them and I'm hangry as hell and its only day 2 LOL. Anyway we'll see how long i can keep it up.

    What I did well in 2021 I got back into MFP, met all of you lovely people and dropped about 14lbs in 2.5 months so pretty proud if that.

    Do you get to have anything with them? I hate milk and shakes are something I find hard to drink.

    peng123 wrote: »
    Happy Tuesday, Downsizers! Here's my check-in for the day:

    12/27:
    Calories: 1,128
    Exercise: 65 minutes elliptical and a 15-minute stretching class
    Steps: 15,786

    I hope you all have a great day!

    Awesome check in!
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,571 Member
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    JodiSW wrote: »
    Hi everyone! Thanks for having me in your group. I'm feeling pretty motivated but it comes and goes - I think that being part of an active group will help with that and keep me accountable.

    I lost about 95lbs over a decade ago and I've found 50lbs of it again over the past 4 years. In August I decided that enough was enough and came back to MFP and started seriously logging my food again. Between August 1 and end of October I dropped close to 30lbs...then lost about 4lbs in November and am on track to gain in December! Ugh. @lindamtuck2018 I was chuckling reading your stories of the celebrations. It's been a food and cocktail fest this month! I think I'm holding a ton of water atm so drank about a gallon today to start trying to flush it out.

    I've also noticed that I don't log when I'm overeating. I've been wondering lately if I'm not logging because I'm overeating (and don't want to acknowledge it), or if I'm overeating because I'm not logging? Also, exercise has been a challenge since October, when my job got very busy and then the weather turned yucky (I mostly walk and run around with my dog for exercise)...then I stopped smoking at the beginning of December also. It's going great but it's been a challenge to do that and keep my eating reigned in during the holidays.

    So that's me! It looks like we're required to log in on our day with the following:
    Username:
    Weigh In Day:
    PW (Previous Weight):
    CW (Current Weight):

    I also see folks participating in a Step Challenge and sharing exercise in general - I'm assuming those are optional?

    Well, that's all for now. Appreciate you all and am looking forward to January!


    Yes that is the correct weigh in format. Step Challenge and a daily check in are optional. I personally do a check in as it helps me be accountable.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,571 Member
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    Hello everyone, I was on this team a long time ago and I remember how wonderful it was, for the encouragement and accountability.

    My original heaviest weight recorded was (400 lbs,) and I lost down to 252 lbs. (148 lb loss). Since I was last on here and not staying on track, I regained 54.4 lbs of the weight back. Still showing a loss of (93.6 lbs) from original start weight.

    It is time for me to get my act together and recommit to losing the excess weight and to being motivated and accountable for my actions in regards to me becoming a better and healthier me. I don't want to regain the rest of the weight back that I have worked so hard to lose.

    March 19th, is my 59th birthday and this is the last year of my 50s, and it would be nice to start my 60th year a whole new me and to reach my ultimate goal of 184 lbs. I am looking forward to this challenge in January and to a whole New Year. (and a new me).

    Thank you for allowing me back on this team of awesome people. 😄

    Welcome back.
  • peng123
    peng123 Posts: 352 Member
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    Happy Tuesday!
    Looking at what went well in 2021:
    I finished the year just about twenty pounds lighter than I started. Not quite the amazing 'drop four pants sizes' result, but I'll take the progress.
    I took over 5.4 million steps for a distance of 2,600 miles.
    I made it to the gym over 100 days and they were closed January through March.

    Now if I could manage some consistency...😉

    Here's to an awesome 2022!🍾

    @888Angie888 That is amazing progress - so impressed by your steps and exercise!!
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,571 Member
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    ✅Steps 10,670
    ✅Closed rings

    Slept in again today. I don’t want this to become a bad habit. I am going to the market next store and then heading to the pool. My swim will be shorter again today as I have a lot to do. Yesterday I did 28 minutes combined swimming and cardio.

    What did I do good this year:

    I started swimming when we came out of lockdown back in July and have been doing it fairly regularly.
  • MeowScout
    MeowScout Posts: 103 Member
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    Great news everybody! I have been wanting to write in a little more often, but I have my phone with me more than I am sitting at my laptop. Just today I thought to try pairing my Bluetooth keyboard that i have for my fire tablet. It works! So happy day all!
    We took a full break day here in my house. No store, no errands, no visits. I even let myself sleep in. But when I did get up, I decided to exercise first thing. I also downed some water. I had allowed myself to get a little dehydrated again, and it is amazing how much water the body retains if it isn’t getting enough. I really want to come in with a loss on Friday, so it is time to stay focused.

    Welcome to all the new people. I am still new myself; December was my first month, and this wonderful group of people has helped me to keep my head in the game during theses shortest daylight days.
    Thanks especially to @Megan_smartiepants1970 and @lindamtuck2018 !
  • Beautyofdreams
    Beautyofdreams Posts: 1,009 Member
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    Username: Beautyofdreams
    Weigh In Day: Tuesday
    PW: 145.3
    CW: 140.8

    888Angie888 post got me thinking so I looked up what I weighed last year on this date(160.8). I don’t like that I am heavier over the holidays and yesterday binged to the point of diarrhea. Its time to go back into counseling and stop eating to avoid feeling emotions.

    What did I do well in 2021?
    I logged my food. Not perfectly and sometimes not all meals but I logged so aware of calories.

    What I would like to do better this year is to move more and become more fit while still logging. The hardest part for me is the starting over this December. It is so frustrating not to be able to lift the tiny amount of weight that I could previously and only be able to walk half as far as last summer. Just have to get over that ego and keep plugging away.

    Have come to the inescapable conclusion that what you do each and every day adds up and consistency is the most important aspect of this lifestyle change in eating, drinking and moving.

    Welcome new and returning members!
    Lets make this a great year.
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