Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 195



  • _JeffreyD_
    _JeffreyD_ Posts: 1,577 Member
    Male: 65
    OSW: 237.8 (Nov. 2016)
    OGW: 199 (just to say I did)
    Maintenance Range Goal: 200-205

    Goals for this round:

    1. Generally, show some semblance of discipline. Exercise more. Eat less.
    2. Major Goal this round is to make even a little bit of progress toward my maintenance range.
    3. Resist mindless shoveling of food into my cake hole! This is a big one.

    Round 195 Posts
    Month/Day: Scale - First thing today before getting dressed, rounded to whole number.
    / Exercise – yesterday / Comment

    Previous posts:

    8/5: 214
    /walking/ Family reunion this Saturday night. Sister In-law and DH with us over the weekend. They always bring some nutrition damaging store bought snack or treat. Going to try to think twice before damage is done.

    8/6: 217
    / not much/ This big bump up in weight is not as bad as it looks since I round to the nearest whole number. And, it is not without reason. TMI, TMF (food), TMS (salt), TMD (drink).

    8/7: 217
    / big bike ride (for me), mowed grass /

    8/8: 219
    /walking/ It hurts to report this number, but this is why I am here, so I can own up to my compulsive behavior. DW made a belated Birthday Blueberry Pie. (my preference in lieu of BD cake) Lots of reunion/houseguest food + leftovers. I probably ate a whole fried chicken over the course of two days.

    8/9: 219
    /walking/ Still recovering from the weekend obviously. I don’t like myself very much right now, but I will get over it. 😊

    As a start, I want to eliminate processed sugar and severely reduce other carbs from the diet. (except for the last piece of blueberry pie.) Time to set a couple world records (at least personal bests) for low carb consumption.

    8/10: 216
    /spinning and stretching/
    Yesterday was not the low carb record day…. Not with that last piece of pie to finish off. In spite of that, I DID make a choice to avoid a lot of carbs.

    8/11: 215
    /none/ Did manage to keep calories logged and under yesterday.


    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 (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)
    R 151: 210.7
    R 152: 211.0 (20210610)
    R 153: 210.7
    R 154: 210.6
    R 155: 210.0 (20210710)
    R 156: 210.9
    R 157: 210.6
    R 158: 207.8 (20210809)
    R 159: 207.9
    R 160: 205.9
    R 161: 206.2 (20210908)
    R 162: 205.9
    R 163: 206.8
    R 164: 207.1 (20211008)
    R 165: 207.0
    R 166: 207.3
    R 167: 207.8 (20211107)
    R 168: 206.2
    R 169: 207.3
    R 170: 208.2 (20211207)
    R 171: 208.6
    R 172: 207.4
    R 173: 210.5 (20220106) Mostly estimated
    R 174: 210.5 Mostly estimated
    R 175: 211.8 Mostly estimated
    R 176: 213.6 (20220205)
    R 177: 214.6
    R 178: 213.7
    R 179: 213.7 (20220307)
    R 180: 213.7
    R.181: 214.2
    R 182: 216.4 (20220406)
    R 183: DNW
    R 184: 216.2
    R 185: 217.0 (20220506)
    R 186: 216.8
    R 187: 215.9
    R 188: 217.1 (20220605)
    R 189: 216.2
    R 190: 215.5
    R 191: 217.3 (20220705)
    R 192: 217.9
    R 193: DNW
    R 194: 215.2 (20220804) Some guesstimates early I the round with no scale.

    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.
  • CamandJarvis
    CamandJarvis Posts: 1,646 Member
    edited August 2022

    You don't have to be perfect, you just have to be better than you were before

    30, 5'5"
    OSW: 164.2
    GW: 130-135

    Previous Rounds:
    R69: 158.1; R70: 156.5; R71: 156.3 R72: 156.3; R73: 155.2; R74: 155.4; R75: 156.1; R76: 155.6; R80: 153.2; R81: 154.3; R82: 154.1; R84: 156.5; R89: 156.7; R91: 160.1; R93: 159.3; R94: 156.1; R98: 154.5; R99: 155.9; R100: 152.8; R101: 149.7; R102: 149.0; R103: 149.0; R104: 146.2; R105: 146.6; R106: 144.6; R107: 146.8; R108: 147.7; R109: 148.1; R110: 150.1; R111: 154.3; R112: 152.6; R113: 151.7; R121: 153.0; R122: 154.8; R123: 153.9; R124: 153.4; R125: 155.6; R126: 152.3; R127: 151.5; R128: 151.0; R129: 151.0; R130: 152.6; R131: 153.9; R132: 150.6; R133: 151.2; R134: 149.3; R135: 149.5; R136: 148.4; R137: 147.9; R138: 148.4; R139: 151.9; R140: 150.4; R141: 150.4; R142: 144.0; R143: 144.2; R144: 147.0; R145: 145.7; R146: 145.9; R147: 145.9; R148: 146.5; R149: 147.3; R150: 146.8; R151: 147.9; R152: 147.7; R153: 147.2; R154: 147.0; R155: 144.7; R157: 146.1; R158: 146.6; R159: 146.3; R160: 150.2; R161: 146.7; R162: 144.6; R163: 146.2; R164: 147.3; R165: 146.3; R166: 148.5; R167: 147; R168: 148.4; R169: 151.4; R170: 148.9; R171: 144.8 R172: DNW; R173: 146.1; R174: 147.9; R175: 145.9; R176: 150.5; R177: 149.3; R179: 150.5; R180: 151.6; R181: DNW; R182: 150.2; R183: 152.9; R184: 153.4; R185: 151.3; R186: 152.3; R187: 151.8; R188: 150.9; R189: 152.6; R190: DNW; R191: 154.8; R192: 155.5; R193: 155.2; R194: 156.5

    Last weight
    8/04 - 156.5

    Round Goal: 152lb Water goal: 90oz.

    Day, Weight, Comment
    8/05 - 156.5
    8/06 - DNW
    8/07 - DNW
    8/08 - 157.6
    8/09 - 156.8
    8/10 - 155.7
    8/11 - 156.8 - I made a chicken bacon ranch stromboli (with homemade crust) last night but let BF season it and he went a little overboard. It was quite salty and I can definitely feel the water retention. I'm squishy everywhere. Even my face is puffy from the sodium! At least it's just water retention and I can directly link it to my food yesterday rather than wondering what I did wrong. Based on the recipe I input, I was over calorie goal, but didn't eat back ALL my exercise calories so a deficit overall. I woke up a few times in a panic last night and then finally at 5:18am. I stayed in bed relaxing until my 6am alarm and then got up. Wasn't sure what to do for workout so I did my NF Journey mobility workout which I skipped yesterday due to my rowing plans as I didn't feel like rowing today. The NF daily win was wrist mobility so knocked that out. Then had a "secure the perimeter" 5 minute walk which I turned into sprints to the end of the driveway with a walk back 5 times. I'm not sure how long our driveway is, honestly, but I gave the sprints 100% every time and got my heart rate up and a nice sweat going. I feel better getting something a little more intense in, even if it was a shorter duration. Plus I have a 5k at the end of September that I keep telling myself I need to do SOME type of training for. At least I can now say I did something... Plus, rowing counts, right?! Dinner tonight is smoked chicken wings which I'm about to pre-log and figure out what sauces won't break the calorie bank. I roasted some sweet potatoes yesterday and I have some chopped bell pepper I need to eat up so I'll probably use one or both of those for lunch today with leftovers for tomorrow.

    Previous Day's Comments
    8/05 - Despite the big farewell dinner for the kids with Fam, I've maintained! Whoohoo!!!! I was worried I'd be back near 158 again so this is a really pleasant surprise. Did get a 20 min walk in with SD and pup once everyone left and the house was put back to normal last night. No workout this morning as SD wanted a chai from the local tea place and the only opportunity I have today to get it is during my workout time when they first open. I'm off earlier as it's only an 8 hour day so hopefully I can fit some extra activity in during that extra hour I have. Tomorrow we drive all day so I'll see about weighing in, though likely not posting as I'll be driving to Oklahoma while BF drives back and reading/writing/typing always gets me carsick. Not much else to report on here. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and best of luck this round!
    8/06 - DNP
    8/07 - DNP
    8/08 - Expected as I traveled all day Saturday. Water was low (try to stop as little as possible and having to go every 10 minutes means I'd NEVER make it home) and food was on the road. I tried to eat a little healthier like Subway instead of greasy pizza, but still not great. Yesterday wasn't great with food but I did get over 100oz water which hopefully means tomorrow the water weight will be gone. No workout this morning as BF told me he was making roast today and needed potatoes, carrots, and celery at about 9:15pm after the store would've been closed by the time I got there. So this morning it opened at 6 and I got there and back in time for work. Really missed my grocery shopping buddy (SD) though. Will have to squeeze some activity in later today. Wanted to go for a walk with pup last night but BF wanted to watch a movie with me and there were storms in the area (didn't hit us, but if I had walked, they would've. Murphy's Law loves me). Maybe I'll try for that tonight. House is incredibly quiet without the kids and it's weird. I sure do miss them. Only upside is that I don't have any distractions and I can get my never-ending to-do list done. Spending time with them definitely took priority over a good chunk of that list and I'm only mad about it because it means I have no excuses to do the mundane things now haha!
    8/09 - Coming back down like I had hoped. Unfortunately, I believe there was some actual fat gain through this year so this is more of my baseline "start weight" and anything less is due to my diligence of sticking to habits. Took the pup for a walk yesterday for 30 minutes. Woke up this morning (despite wanting to sleep in. I told myself "what would my superhero alter ego do? Get up and work out? Oh fine...") and knocked out a 10 minute rowing workout (via youtube) and then a 20 minute gentle relaxing/stretching Yoga with Adriene video. Hoping another walk with pup after dinner tonight. I did log but I was over by just under 200 calories, including exercise calories. It still shows a loss over 5 weeks, though, so it's better than nothing. I'm working on my "bat cave" as NerdFitness would call it. One of those out of sight, out of mind things. Or in my case, in my sight, in my mind. Fruit and vegetable front and center, rower, bike, and yoga mat out and visible. Alarm set to 6 (because even if I try to sleep in, it won't be enough time before I HAVE to be up for work so I'll be miserable if I don't just get up). Kids gone so all the sweet treats and snacks are out of the house. My handy-dandy water cup (a lovely 30 oz tumbler) filled before I go to bed so it's ready first thing. Trying my hand at journaling through the NerdFitness Journey app. There's money involved in that app so I'm more likely to stick to doing it to get my money's worth. I can choose my journeys. My current 3 (which is max allowed): Mobility level 1, Journaling, 30 days of walking (which is a "5 minute walk around the perimeter" but I try to extend it when time allows) plus daily challenges which change daily and are consistent across the app. Today is balance which I'm about to do while catching up work emails and posts here.
    8/10 - I'll take it. Unfortunately due to living in a "gated community" (front isn't gated, just back gate because people used it as a shortcut and were speeding, causing a lot of trouble for livestock) BF's meds won't get delivered so we have to drive 2 hours to get it and 2 hours back. There's an amazing Thai place nearby so I went with and had some amazing food for lunch. So thankful I'm mobile for work so I could still get things done while we traveled. I fasted until then, kept mindful, and the scale shows my hard work. It was a tad harder to get my water in, but, by estimate, I believe I did it. Smothered burritos for dinner but I kept my portion small, ate slowly, and didn't go back for seconds immediately (thought I was still hungry but waiting proved otherwise so it was a very smart decision to hold off). Took the pup for a little over 30 minute walk once it cooled down after dinner as well. Woke up and found a youtube follow along rowing workout for beginners that lasted 20 minutes and an 8-ish minute Yoga with Adriene cooldown yoga to finish off. I did hit snooze, but only stayed in bed about 5 minutes after my alarm before getting up. Sometimes you just have to quiet the mind by appeasing it a few minutes haha! Today I think I'll have leftover beef stew for lunch and unsure of dinner plans at this point.
  • CamandJarvis
    CamandJarvis Posts: 1,646 Member
    joans1976 wrote: »
    again Due to work, I ate way under my calorie goal yesterday. MFP yelled at me for doing this and I know it is not healthy or sustainable. It was either eat or bed and I chose bed. I will do better today.

    I've been there before and bounced back from it, you will too! Just take care of yourself the best you can
  • Krysless2
    Krysless2 Posts: 1,688 Member
    edited August 2022
    PW: 157.6
    • **Checkpoint Goal 157
    • Thur 8/11: 157.6; -0lbs
      (SO CLOSE!! but no change from yesterday
      ~ Nothing really to notate from yesterday other then I finally was under my calorie goal!
    Stayed Below SW 158.9:🟢=Yes 🔴=No
    (Fri > > > > > > > > Next Sun)
    • 8/12
    • 8/13
    • 8/14 Sun ”Challenge”to the third power
    Prev Days:
    • Wed 8/10: 157.6⏬ -2.4lbs
      ~ Started back in on my regular (and comfortable) low-carb meals; **Need to stay consistent today because tomorrow is when I set my mini-goal to lose this water weight I’ve been holding onto however I am feeling less bloated already
    • Tues 8/09: 160🔴+0lbs
      ~ ugh.. Why is it so difficult for me to throw out leftovers!? ..Mindless-(bloated)Zombie-Eating-Mode: ACTIVATED..🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️ (my pre-Monday Weigh-in Notes are the same but did learn that hubbys Chilis Bacon burger was actually 1700 calories!! I learned this AFTER I ate the other half )
    • Mon 8/08: 160🔴+2lbs
      ~ same notes I left for Tuesday mornings weigh-in above
    • Sun 8/07: 158🟢-2lbs
      ~ Up then down! Also, I adjusted my mini goals and notes over the next few days: ”I’ve made it my mission to end THIS 10-days with a loss. But I’m just now noticing that we’re finishing this one on a weekend, and weekends are already challenging for me. So seems noteworthy that if I succeed this time, then I would be able to say I overcame a challenging challenge in this 10-day challenge.”
    • Sat 8/06: 160🔴+0lbs
      ~ No change.. just coasting thru the weekend. Trying not to go coocoo for cravings🤪
    • Fri 8/05: 160🔴+1.1lbs
      ~ I feel like this prescription mouth wash is stirring up my late night cravings; aaand therrrre’s the eyeroll from husband!! .. oh well🤷🏻‍♀️I mean It is very powerful stuff and there’s some sort of triggering going off in my head afterwords...or maybe I am nuts and giving excuses for eating when I should be asleep!
    • Thur 8/04(SW): 158.9
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 8,397 Member
    Round 195


    ROUND 153 FOR ME.

    “Today….I am choosing Me”


    Highest weight ever (05-10-2016): 253
    Original starting weight on MFP: (01-11-2018) 235.0
    R194 EW= 200.6
    R195 EW= TBD

    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.
    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 R52 (06/07/18 thru 09/23/18) = -19.4 LOST (Ending weight 179.0)

    R53 through R62 (09/24/18 thru 01/01/19) = -4.1 GAINED (Ending weight 183.1)

    R63 through R72 (01/02/19 thru 04/11/19) = -8.1 GAINED (Ending weight 191.2)

    R73 through R82 (04/12/19 thru 07/20/19) = -5.5 GAINED (Ending weight 196.7)

    R83 through R92 (07/21/19 thru 10/28/19) = -8.7 LOST (Ending weight 188.0)

    R93 through R102 (10/29/19 thru 02/05/20) = -2.0 GAINED(Ending weight 190.0)

    R103 through 112 (02/06/20 thru 05/06/20) = -14.9 GAINED (Ending Weight 204.9)

    R113 through 122 (05/07/20 thru 08/23/20) = -4.7 GAINED (Ending Weight 209.6)

    R 123 thru R132 (08/24 thru 12/02/20) = -1.5 LOST (Ending Weight 208.1)

    R133 thru R142 (12/03/20 thru 03/01/21) = -0.7 LOST (Ending Weight 207.4)

    R143 thru 152 (03/02/21 thru 06/10/21) = -3.6 LOST (Ending Weight 203.8)

    R153 thru R162 (06/11/21 thru 09/18/21) = (b]-16.2 LOST [/b] (Ending Weight 187.6)

    R163 thru R172 (09/19/21 thru 12/27/21) = (b]-5.0 GAINED [/b] (Ending Weight 192.6)

    R173 thru R182 (12/28/21 thru 04/06/22) = (b]-7.0 GAINED [/b] (Ending Weight 199.6)

    R182 thru R192 (04/07/22 thru 07/15/22) = -1.4 LOST (Ending Weight 198.2)
    R193 (07/16/22 thru 07/25/22) = -5.0 GAINED (Ending Weight 203.2)
    R194 (07/26/22 thru 08/04/22) = -2.6 LOST (Ending Weight 200.6)
    R195 (08/05/22 thru 08/14/22) = -xxx LOST (Ending Weight xxxxx)

    08/04 …..200.6….. ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
    08/05 -200.2- (Trend weight 201.2)

    08/06 -198.8- (Trend weight 201.0)

    08/07 -198.2- (Trend weight 200.7)
    08/08 -196.4- (Trend weight 200.3)

    08/09 -198.8- (Trend weight 200.1)

    08/10 -197.0- (Trend weight 199.8) I had an excellent eating day yesterday and got in a little mild exercise which I am easing into. I rode the exercise bike for 20 minutes. Amazing considering that just a few short months ago I thought that 3 minutes felt like hours and could only do the 3 minutes at a time! My glucose remains much too high since surgery with no explanation. I have been very weak and sickly these past couple of days and I think it’s related to that and possibly the new meds. Stress doesn’t help either and with the wedding planning for my daughter, well, let’s just say that very little is going right. Today my handymen will start the process of putting an Egress window down to my son’s apartment in the basement. I will feel much safer because of his disabilities to have it in place.

    08/11 -198.0- (Trend weight 199.6) I had a mini-binge last night because I skipped lunch and threw away exactly half of my dinner. I had terrible heart episodes all evening and night and was closer to 911 than I have ever been so appetite was gone until very late when I ate. Blood pressure was running way too low for hours 81/51 but pulse kept running at about 100-105 resting. I had to instruct my son on the nitro, just in case, clear a spot for an ambulance gurney to get in (among this remodel mess), talk to him about aspirin for me, and lay down because fainting was a very real possibility. I sipped a lot of water in case it was dehydration (water pill yesterday). I tried to stay calm. I hooked myself to my Bi-pap machine for some regular breathing and it finally subsided. Of course, I am very far from a hospital and didn’t want to go through that unless I absolutely had to. Finally, feeling better at 11:30 PM, I was hungry and ate. It was not really a binge or unreasonable, but I tried snacks first which didn’t work, then went on to eat a small meal. But the two added together put me over calorie by about 400. I should have skipped the snacks and went right to the meal. BP this morning is 82/53 but pulse is much better at 86 and heart is not beating out of chest. Very strange on the pulse since they put me specifically on a med to lower pulse. It’s been running 80’s to low 90’s which is normal. I’m not sure what happened, that is why I sipped plenty of water because dehydrations can cause this problem too. More water today, and today is not a normally scheduled waterpill anyway. Maybe the stress of this very quick wedding planning is getting to me. Maybe complications from surgery. I am keeping an eye on it for sure and I hope it don’t interfere with my reunion dinner tomorrow. Driving could be out. The dinner is about 2 ½ hours from my home as we are all “meeting in the middle” of where we live. We’ll see how today goes.

    08/12 -xxxxx- (Trend weight xxxxx)

    08/13 -xxxxx- (Trend weight xxxxx)

    08/14 -xxxxx- (Trend weight xxxxx)

    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s
  • RockinRobyn672
    RockinRobyn672 Posts: 782 Member
    SW: 141.4

    8/5 F - 142
    8/6 Sa -141
    8/7 Su - 141.8
    8/8 M - 143
    8/9 Tu - 144.4
    8/10 W - 142.2
    8/11 Th - 142.2 - Well, I now have an idea of what my maintenance calories are! :smiley: I didn't get to work out and I went a bit over my calorie goal.
  • quiltingjaine
    quiltingjaine Posts: 5,003 Member
    joans1976 wrote: »
    MFP yelled at me for doing this and I know it is not healthy or sustainable. It was either eat or bed and I chose bed. I will do better today.

    MFP tells you to eat if you’re not hungry? Sorry but I think that’s wrong. I listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry (sometimes it’s not the “right” food choice but) I don’t eat because it’s “mealtime.”
  • quiltingjaine
    quiltingjaine Posts: 5,003 Member
    Female 5’1” Age 72 years
    Started Keto WOE 7/17/17 (mid-Rnd 10)
    *Travel - no scale part of the time
    HWE 197.0 (2/2008)
    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

    👍👍This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE👍👍
    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
    To Rnd 137 117.0
    To Rnd 147 116.0
    To Rnd 157 115.5
    To Rnd 167 119.4
    To Rnd 177 118.3
    SW RND 178 119.5 AW 118.7
    SW RND 179 118.0 AW 119.4
    SW RND 180 121.0 AW 120.4
    SW RND 181 119.0 AW 119.6
    SW RND 182 118.5 AW 118.9
    SW RND 183 118.5 AW 119.1
    SW RND 184 119.0. AW 119.9
    SW RND 185 118.5 AW 119.3
    SW RND 186 118.5 AW 119.6
    SW RND 187 120.0 AW 119.6
    SW RND 188 118.5 AW 119.3
    SW RND 189 120.0 AW 119.2
    SW RND 190 119.0 AW 119.8
    SW RND 191 120.0 AW 119.2
    SW RND 192 121.0 AW 120.05
    SW RND 193 119.5 AW 119.0
    SW RND 194: 120.0 AW 118.6

    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.

    People say keto/LCHF isn’t sustainable. I’ve been doing it for almost 5 years with amazing results!

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

    Up and down - just riding the waves of life. 🌊 🏄‍♀️ (My new mantra-3/19/22)

    **Comments apply to previous day**

    SW RND 195: 117.5
    8/5 119.0 GKI 5.1
    8/6 118.0. GKI 6.6 Made chicken enchiladas from the leftover chicken breast. They were a little bland for my taste but DH has an intolerant tummy. In hindsight, mine are made in 1c corn tortillas and look different from his. I should have put some jalapeños in mine! Well, there are leftovers for today. DGD#2 arrives this evening. Eating out both tomorrow and Monday. A show tomorrow night and she gets to meet her new cousin who is 6 weeks old today.
    8/7 118.5 GKI 12.7 Today we ladies are getting mani/pedis, family lun-ner at Great Greek and a show with DGD#2 at South Point.
    8/8 118.5 GKI 11.0 The show last night was very good. Dinner at Juan’s Flaming Fajitas tonight with family.
    8/9 120.5 GKI 7.5 I knew I would be up and I’m fine with it. It may go up more and that’s okay. Steak fajitas for late (for us) dinner, about 3 chips and one small flour tortilla (both of those are house made,) also one regular Margarita and one skinny Margarita. The later was SOOO sweet! Awake at 5:20 this morning.
    8/10 119.5 GKI 12.3 I ate the 2 small flour tortillas I had left. DGD#2 went home. Amazing and sad how empty the house felt last night.
    8/11 118.5 GKI 8.3 Under all macros because I wasn’t really hungry.
  • abigailgorton1
    abigailgorton1 Posts: 97 Member
    F 61 5’8” Abigail.
    R??? 162.0 earlier this year
    R190 152.0 SW
    R191 149.0 SW
    R192 149.8 SW
    R193 147.5 SW
    R194 143.7 SW
    R195 142.5 SW

    8/5 142.5 (0.0)💧48✖️👣13k✔️🍴✖️
    +69 Calories. 50 Days, 5 Rounds, -9.5 lb. This is great! I’m in and staying in! 😄
    8/6 142.7 (+.2)💧48✖️👣10k✔️🍴✖️
    +265 Calories. Dinner with friends and it was a great night. No regrets.
    8/7 142.7 (0.0)💧48✖️👣9k✖️🍴✔️
    Second booster shot yesterday. Will be resting up today.
    8/8 141.6 (-1.1)💧48✖️👣1k✖️🍴✔️
    As predicted, yesterday was spent resting up after the booster jab.
    8/9 142.3 (+.7)💧48✖️👣12k✔️🍴✖️
    +500 calories. Well yesterday went wrong! Just an at-home binge.
    8/10 142.4 (+.1)💧32✖️👣7k✖️🍴✖️
    +200 calories. Oof! This mid range slacking needs to be reined in.
    8/11 142.4 (0.0)💧64✔️👣11k✔️🍴??
    Restaurant dinner. Ordered a Salad but it came loaded with extras.
    Round Goal:( -1.5) Round to Date: (-0.1)
  • abigailgorton1
    abigailgorton1 Posts: 97 Member
    @deepwoodslady Donna, that all sounds too stressful - remodel & wedding & reunion. I am stressed just writing the words! I wish you every opportunity to back out of as much as you can ❤️
  • joans1976
    joans1976 Posts: 1,978 Member
    edited August 2022
    joans1976 wrote: »
    MFP yelled at me for doing this and I know it is not healthy or sustainable. It was either eat or bed and I chose bed. I will do better today.

    MFP tells you to eat if you’re not hungry? Sorry but I think that’s wrong. I listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry (sometimes it’s not the “right” food choice but) I don’t eat because it’s “mealtime.”

    @quiltingjaine I agree but Im not usually under 1,000 calories. When I hit "complete diary" at the end of the day, MFP came up with a strongly worded message in red letters stating that I wasnt eating enough and women need to eat at a minimum 1,000-1,200 calories per day. I got scolded! >:) ETA: Likely to prevent promotion of ED and such.
  • abigailgorton1
    abigailgorton1 Posts: 97 Member
    eaper64 wrote: »

    8/10: 171.8 had 1/2 a blueberry muffin from sams club yesterday. had the other 1/2 this morning. i knew i shouldn't have, but who can just leave a muffin top just sitting there!

    8/11: 171.4 that muffin sent me on a carbohydrate binge. exceeded calories and days was primarily carbs and fat, very little protein. my indiscretions always takes a few days before they surface. wish it was cooler, i might have been able to walk a little bit of that off. this summer has been miserably hot. diet diligence for the rest of the challenge:

    Yeah, that would have been me. Big time.

    My husband, (who also needs to watch his weight) would be able to eat a muffin whole or half, and get on with his day.

    But for me, the sudden carb influx triggers a blood sugar spike and then drop which leads to huger cravings than I had before. I do eat carbs, but primarily at dinner. Or during the day when they are block-tackled and bonded by proteins that I eat at the same time.
    All our bodies are slightly different and what works for me might not work for you. I love my muffins but they stay controlled for me when Isave them up for evening desert.
  • enlightenme3
    enlightenme3 Posts: 1,586 Member
    Round 195 (my 31st)
    August 5, 2022 - August 14, 2022
    Female, 5’7”
    HW: 181 pounds (Dec 30, 2019)
    Previous Rounds:
    R164 SW: 164.7, EW: 162.3
    R165 EW: 161.2
    R166 EW: 157.4
    R167 EW: 157.0
    R168 EW: 153.7
    R169 EW: 154.3 - Thanksgiving week
    R170 EW: 149.9
    R171 EW: 151.0 - Travel almost the entire round
    R172 EW: 149.7 - Christmas holidays
    R173 EW: 148.6
    R174 EW: 146.8
    R175 EW: 145.5
    R176 EW: 143.5
    R177 EW: 142.4
    R178 EW: 140.2
    R179 EW: 139.6
    R180 EW: 137.6
    R181 EW: 135.6
    R182 EW: 136.2
    R183 EW: 134.9
    R184 EW: 134.9
    R185 EW: 135.4
    R186 EW: 132.7
    R187 EW: 132.1
    R188 EW: 133.2
    R189 EW: 133.8
    R190 EW: 134.3
    R191 EW: 132.5
    R192 EW: 132.9
    R193 EW: 132.5
    R194 EW: 133.4
    RSW: 133.4 pounds (08/04/22, EO Round 194)
    RGW: < 135.0 pounds
    UGW: 130-135 pound range

    8/05: 133.4 - Holding steady. Did my workouts and normal eating and good sleep.
    8/06: 133.8 - Normal workouts and eating.
    8/07: 133.2 - Normal workout plus cleaned the refrigerator. Went to a barbecue at a friend’s place and they had so many fresh vegetables from their garden - delicious!
    8/08: 133.2 - Ate back every calorie on my plan. Snuck a small walk in at the end of the day to bring up my exercise calories.
    8/09: 132.9 - Worked out and then finished the rest of the house cleaning in preparation for our friends’ arrival. They called around 5pm with the news that the wife tested positive for Covid just then. We’re all so disappointed as we’ve been looking forward to this visit for almost a year.
    8/10: 132.1 - Got both my workouts in. Good eating within calories. Didn’t do much yesterday other than a little unsuccessful shopping trip.
    8/11: 133.4 - Had a nice long hike, but then ate a bunch of salty, sweet, carby things the rest of the afternoon/evening.
    8/12: -
    8/13: -
    8/14: -

    Total round weight loss/gain to date from EO last round: +/- 0.0 pounds
  • Jackelupe
    Jackelupe Posts: 53 Member
    My fourth round 🙂 dropped the ball last one, here's to getting back in the zone

    HW: 16st 8 (232) Nov '21
    SW: 16st 5 (228.9) 1st July
    GW 1 210 (15st)

    R192 EW: 16st 2 (225.6)
    R193 EW: 16st (224)
    R194 EW: 16st (224)

    SW: 224 (16st)
    Round goal: lose weight, ideally a lb (if not more)
    8/5 weigh day 224 / stayed under calorie goal today / fairly sedentary as worked from home, 1200 steps
    8/6 222.6 /over calorie today, went for brunch for a friend's baby shower and for a takeaway in the evening with family / walked a bit round London, 5700+ steps
    8/7 DNW / stayed just within calories, went out for a walk and a meal with my boyf but I planned ahead last night and logged it / forest walk, 5300+ steps today
    8/8 222 / stayed under calories, caught up with a friend for dinner but planned food and logged in advance / walked round a supermarket, 3500 steps
    8/9 DNW / c100 calories over target, had a drink and some bannoffee pie after work / walked round the office, 13400+ steps
    8/10 223.8 / c500 cals over, had an away day at work and ate lots of highly processed food / walked round London, 5900+ steps
    8/11 DNW / under calories today, went for a meal with the boyf / walked slowly to and from the restaurant (heatwave again in the UK), 4000+ steps
    8/12 weigh day
  • CamandJarvis
    CamandJarvis Posts: 1,646 Member
    edited August 2022
    joans1976 wrote: »
    MFP yelled at me for doing this and I know it is not healthy or sustainable. It was either eat or bed and I chose bed. I will do better today.

    MFP tells you to eat if you’re not hungry? Sorry but I think that’s wrong. I listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry (sometimes it’s not the “right” food choice but) I don’t eat because it’s “mealtime.”

    MFP yells at me if I log below the 1200 calorie minimum for women. I was assuming that was what was meant. I don't get yelled at so long as I meet those minimums (which I try to because anything less usually causes me TMI issues, weight gain, and severe lack of energy as I've discovered over the years). A bit frustrating on days where I'm naturally not hungry and eat a smaller amount (because I won't eat if I'm not hungry, like you said!)