100 days of weighing #15 Tuesday March 07.23 – Wednesday June 14.23

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    Hi everyone.
    I am Dawn. 5'2", 62 years old.
    My BMI and stuff like that shows my optimum healthy weight should be between 110 and 120.

    I have steadily gained in all but one of the last bunch of 100s (gained 2.2 pounds this past one)
    I need to turn that around.
    I am not cutting out any food groups, or anything at all really because I want weight loss to be sustainable for life. I have learned to have less of certain things, and have moved some other stuff to once per week or once per 3 months (Ribs, very fattening). If I thought that I couldn't have them at all I believe that it would be worse. For the most part I eat very healthy foods.
    I have had quite a bit of success since I started MFP October 28.18, but this past year has been an almost 15 pound gain.
    I am into my biggest pair of pants and have no desire to buy bigger pants. I have lots of cute clothes that I was wearing at 130, and at that point I was driving hard to get into the 120s and beyond.

    I love this long length of 100 days, and seeing how each week is going,

    As always, I am open to suggestions. I think most of us have tried everything at this junction.
    Calories in vs. Calories out really should work though.

    Best of luck to everyone.


    1st week goal weight: 142.2 - Start weight from the last 100 and go from there.
    1st week actual weight: 142.4 - Started the (short) week at 143.4
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 3055, 756.25 average over 4 days, back to work and reflected in my weight loss. The corrected weekly calendar is now on page 2.

    2nd week goal weight: 142.2 or less - Still wanting to get back to the start weight from the previous 100
    2nd week actual weight: 142.6 - Started the week (high) at 145.0 after a restaurant meal of salad and grilled chicken.
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 2553 - Average of 364.7 (had a day in the red)

    Day 12 – Sat March 18 - DNW, more like will not weigh. Up at 1am drinking water and coffee. I hadn't slept the night before (more about that later) and got my steroid shot in my ankle in the morning. I think that I went to bed at 5pm!
    Day 13 – Sun March 19
    Day 14 – Mon March 20
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight
    3rd week actual weight
    Excess calories burned (in the green):

    Start weight of the 100: 143.4, up 1.2 from the start weight of the previous 100, 142.2
  • 39flavours
    39flavours Posts: 1,494 Member
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    Hi all, I'm Rowan, I live in Northamptonshire, UK.
    I have been off and on MFP since 2013, and have been 128lbs at my lowest, 180.8 at my highest.
    In the summer of 2021, I was at my highest weight and feeling utterly sick, tired and depressed. I restarted tracking my calories, with no exercise other than walking 5 miles a day most days, and managed to lose 43lbs in about 5 months. But then I took a break in March last year and didn't come back until January this year, by which time I'd regained 26lbs. So I got back in the game and am now down about 13lbs since then.
    I am taking a different approach this time, I have raised my calories slightly and am focusing on getting lots of protein and staying hydrated. I have been strength training for about the last month, which I am really enjoying, but it does leave me feeling quite tired at times, so it can be difficult to get my steps in every day.
    I have a health tracker watch which tells me that I have a BMR of 1254 calories a day and on days that I work out I burn around 1800-2000 calories in 24hrs, 1500 calories on days that i don't. I aim to eat around 1200 calories a day with 40% protein. I have a BMI of 26.5 and I have a high body fat percentage of 40.4%, so I really need to lower my body fat to at least 30% and raise my muscle mass. Hopefully this will help increase my metabolism, which seems to crawl along at a snail's pace. Gaining any muscle while eating at a deficit is really difficult, but at least I can do my best to retain the muscle that I have.
    I should be losing about 1.5lbs a week, however things aren't always so straightforward, so I have set a target for 1lb a week for the first 50 days of this challenge, then 0.5lb a week for the second 50 days. If I manage to get to within the healthy BMI range by the end of this, I will be very happy. So that's 143lbs for me, about 9lbs to lose, but I'm hoping for 141lbs.

    Sorry for the essay! Good luck to everyone, we can do this!

    F42 5'4
    Highest weight: 180.8lbs July 5th '21
    Current weight: 151.6lbs
    Challenge goal weight: 141.0lbs
    Ultimate goal weight: Under 130lbs
    Target lbs to lose: 10.6lbs
    Day 50 mini goal 143.2lbs based on trend weight prediction

    Day 1 – Tues March 07 151.6
    Day 2 – Wed March 08 151.8
    Day 3 – Thurs March 09 151.2
    Day 4 – Fri March 10 151.2

    1st week goal weight: 151.0
    1st week actual weight: 151.2

    Challenge weight lost: 0.4
    Challenge weight to go: 10.2

    Not the best start, but I think I'm in the middle of my usual monthly plateau, and water retention from muscle soreness is also at play.
    I'm fully in my routine now of gym 4/5 days a week, cals 1200 or less and walking 8500 a day, so I just need to stay consistent and let the magic happen. I would like to find ways to be more active, outside of intentional exercise. When the weather improves it should become easier. I have loads of DIY that I need to get done but traipsing in and out of my cold garage in the sleet and rain really doesn't appeal.
    A couple of days ago we booked flights to Portugal, leaving on the 22nd, back on 28th. I'm thinking of taking a food scale and an exercise band with me to help me stay on track. There's a pool at our apartment and push bikes we can use, so hopefully I'll be able to counteract any excesses by staying active. OH will be working while we're there, so I'll have a lot of time to kill. I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to do a sea kayaking tour on my own... I'm a water baby but OH can't swim and has a bit of a fear of deep water, so I don't often get the chance to get out on the waves. Need to brush up on my Portuguese, I was doing daily lessons for a few months then stopped abruptly about 2 weeks ago and I'm shocked how much I've forgotten already! Agora, eu vou a commer o pequeño-almoço, depois eu vou para o gym. Até tarde!

    Day 5 – Sat March 11 150.2
    Day 6 – Sun March 12 151.6
    Day 7 – Mon March 13 151.6
    Day 8 – Tues March 14 150.6
    Day 9 – Wed March 15 147.2 How is that even possible?
    Day 10 – Thurs March 16 150.8 Oh well.
    Day 11 – Fri March 17 151.4 Not impressed.

    2nd week goal weight: 150.0
    2nd week actual weight: 151.4

    Challenge weight lost: 0.2
    Challenge weight to go: 10.4

    That really sucks. I don't think there's anything else I can do, I have been sticking to my calories and macros, doing my best to stay hydrated, walking at least 8500 steps, weight training at least 4 times a week and not eating back any exercise calories. And I have lost NOTHING since the start of the month. I do not want to drop calories any further, I average 1100 a day. So frustrating. I need to keep reminding myself that my trend weight is down 2.5lbs from the start of the month, and even though progress is slow, there's still progress.

    Day 12 – Sat March 18150.8
    Day 13 – Sun March 19
    Day 14 – Mon March 20
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight: 149.0
    3rd week actual weight:
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,203 Member
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    @EddieAF93

    Welcome Eddie! It's so nice to see you here! I look forward to sharing the journey with you!

    The challenge is ran by @dawnbgethealthy. You'll find her honest and supportive!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,203 Member
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    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ March 07, 2023 through June 14, 2023
    My Name is Donna, Age 62. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA

    My mini-challenge is to lose 10 pounds by Easter 2023. I started my efforts on Dec. 10th weighing 198.4. My wish is to weigh 188.4 by Easter April 9th, 2023. That gives me about 4 months to lose 10 pounds. Sounds easy but, trust me, it won’t be. Especially when outside exercise is so limited for me this slippery time of year!

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    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


    “We will encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~Maya Angelou

    Starting Weight from End of Last Challenge: : 191.2
    Goal This Round: 186.2

    Ending Weight: xxxxx
    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 01-03/07-191.6-(Trend weight 192.9)


    Day 02-03/08-190.6-(Trend weight 192.7)

    Day 03-03/09-192.2-(Trend weight 192.6)

    Day 04-03/10-191.6-(Trend weight 192.5)

    Day 05-03/11-189.2-(Trend weight 192.2)

    Day 06-03/12-189.0-(Trend weight 191.9)

    Day 07-03/13-189.4-(Trend weight 191.6)

    WEEK 1 LOSS OR GAIN: 1.8 lbs LOST
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 1.8 lbs. LOST


    Day 08-03/14-187.8-(Trend weight 191.3)


    Day 09-03/15-188.8-(Trend weight 191.0)


    Day 10-03/16-188.8-(Trend weight 190.8)

    Day 11-03/17-DNW-(Trend weight DNW) I traveled yesterday for cardiac rehab (2 hours of class) which was mainly a lot of sitting and educational training yesterday. Because I always shop when out of town and eat at a restaurant for lunch which usually puts me over my goals, I made a conscious and deliberate decision to have a “shake it up” day. I don’t dare look at the scale today because I don’t want to be discouraged. However, in the coming days I hope it will get things moving in the right direction again since I had a couple of days that did not make sense. Hopefully this will trick my metabolism which feels like it’s really slowed down. This isn’t my first rodeo and I have to do this from time to time. Sometimes a couple of times per month. Today I will be back to my normal lifestyle choices and keeping my glucose levels normal. I will push water.

    Day 12-03/18-189.0-(Trend weight 190.7) I’m very happy to see that my scale weight is only up 0.2 since my last weigh-in before my “shake it up a bit” day of higher calories and carbs. I must admit I was extra mindful afterward yesterday, but no exercise except to chase my DGS while babysitting all day. He will be back today so I will definitely get in those flights of stairs, if nothing else. Today will be a normal disciplined day of following my plan.


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    Day 14-03/20-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)



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    Day 100-06/14…..(Final Weigh- In)-xxxxx-(trend weight xxxxx)

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    @EddieAF93

    Welcome Eddie! It's so nice to see you here! I look forward to sharing the journey with you!

    The challenge is ran by @dawnbgethealthy. You'll find her honest and supportive!

    Yes, welcome Eddie : - )
    Next month @deepwoodslady might do it. Maybe we will take turns.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    Hi everyone.
    I am Dawn. 5'2", 62 years old.
    My BMI and stuff like that shows my optimum healthy weight should be between 110 and 120.

    I have steadily gained in all but one of the last bunch of 100s (gained 2.2 pounds this past one)
    I need to turn that around.
    I am not cutting out any food groups, or anything at all really because I want weight loss to be sustainable for life. I have learned to have less of certain things, and have moved some other stuff to once per week or once per 3 months (Ribs, very fattening). If I thought that I couldn't have them at all I believe that it would be worse. For the most part I eat very healthy foods.
    I have had quite a bit of success since I started MFP October 28.18, but this past year has been an almost 15 pound gain.
    I am into my biggest pair of pants and have no desire to buy bigger pants. I have lots of cute clothes that I was wearing at 130, and at that point I was driving hard to get into the 120s and beyond.

    I love this long length of 100 days, and seeing how each week is going,

    As always, I am open to suggestions. I think most of us have tried everything at this junction.
    Calories in vs. Calories out really should work though.

    Best of luck to everyone.


    1st week goal weight: 142.2 - Start weight from the last 100 and go from there.
    1st week actual weight: 142.4 - Started the (short) week at 143.4
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 3055, 756.25 average over 4 days, back to work and reflected in my weight loss. The corrected weekly calendar is now on page 2.

    2nd week goal weight: 142.2 or less - Still wanting to get back to the start weight from the previous 100
    2nd week actual weight: 142.6 - Started the week (high) at 145.0 after a restaurant meal of salad and grilled chicken.
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 2553 - Average of 364.7 (had a day in the red)

    Day 12 – Sat March 18 - DNW, more like will not weigh. Up at 1am drinking water and coffee. I hadn't slept the night before (more about that later) and got my steroid shot in my ankle in the morning. I think that I went to bed at 5pm! Well, I went back to bed at 8am until 11:00 and then weighed. 141.2. Not sure how accurate that will be.
    Day 13 – Sun March 19
    Day 14 – Mon March 20
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight: 139.2
    3rd week actual weight: Started the week at 141.2
    Excess calories burned (in the green):

    Start weight of the 100: 143.4, up 1.2 from the start weight of the previous 100, 142.2
  • threewins
    threewins Posts: 1,455 Member
    edited March 2023
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    Aiming for a loss of 50 grams a day
    Day 1 87.3 kg I had what I call a 'sugar fest', I always do that at the start of losing weight, plus some fruit and crackers, I drank a lot of water in an attempt to battle the heat here, so I'm not surprised that my weight has increased...
    Day 2 87.6 on track? Probably. I am trying to go off sugar, but I am not too successful usually, be on the lookout for "x days without sugar" now and then. Today went alright, however from now on I am limiting myself to only 2 small packs of crackers, because I wasn't really hungry.
    I've decided to aim for 30 grams loss a day since I'm in a new environment now, sharing food and I don't really know what level of hunger to aim for, I'll increase it later
    Day 3 87.3 on track? Probably. Today was a good day, I probably ate under maintenance, although I wonder if my weight loss is just my body emptying out since I splurged in Day 0. Against my better judgement (done this soooo many times) I plotted on my spreadsheet and I'm guessing May 30th next year is goal day. Mark your calendar.
    Day 4 86.8 on track, I think I ate too much today, I wasn't really hungry unless I thought about food
    Day 5 87.5 on track, spreadsheet trendline says I am losing 30 grams a day which is exactly what I am meant to be losing right now, I didn't eat under maintenance, a bit of emotional eating, I need to decide what I am going to eat in the morning and stick to it
    From now I'll post the weight and then number of grams a day I'm losing as told by my spreadsheet
    Day 6 87.4, 0 g/day, the last few days my weight has increased dramatically, I decided that I needed to cut back a lot and that happened today
    Day 7 86.8, 50 g/day > 30 = good, I ate reasonably well, although I only drank two water bottles instead of the usual 3, so maybe my weight tomorrow will be lower than expected
    Day 8 86.6, 105 g/day > 30 = good, I controlled my eating, and ate less than maintenance, also had 3 water bottles
    Day 9 86.8, 104 g/day > 30 = good, I think maybe I ate too much, it's hard to know though
    *** half a kilogram lost, 23 kilograms to lose, goal day estimated at 30th May 2024 ***
    Day 10 87.0, 89 g/day > 30 = good, I definitely ate too much, plus some salty food so I expect to see a gain tomorrow
    *** 10 day update: it's pretty easy to lose 30 grams a day, and I did find it easy. These 10 days haven't been stressful at all. I think I 'emptied out' a lot which is why my numbers are greater than 30 grams. I could stay at 30 grams but it would take an extra year almost, so I'm going up to the next step - 35 grams a day ***
    Day 11 87.6, 37 g/day > 35 = good, I think I ate too much today, which would mean two days in a row, I really need to undereat for at least a few days or else
    Day 12 87.6, 32 g/day < 35 = bad
    *** Update - so I've just had a major life change and as you probably know, major life changes are bad for weight loss. I don't want to pause the weight loss, but I do want to keep losing, so I'll just aim for one kilogram a month, I rate I feel I can manage while undergoing major life changes, this gets me to goal weight on 5th February 2025. If I speed things up somewhat I can reach goal weight 1st Jan 2025 which means 4 years exactly to lose 32 kg. So I'm trying to lose 23 kg / 654 days = 35.2 grams a day ***

    Day 13 87.3, 2.2 g/day < 35.2 = quite bad, I need to get into serious mode for a while
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    @threewins

    Major life change sounds ominous. I hope that everything is okay with you.
    Still in the Philippines?
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    Hi everyone.
    I am Dawn. 5'2", 62 years old.
    My BMI and stuff like that shows my optimum healthy weight should be between 110 and 120.

    I have steadily gained in all but one of the last bunch of 100s (gained 2.2 pounds this past one)
    I need to turn that around.
    I am not cutting out any food groups, or anything at all really because I want weight loss to be sustainable for life. I have learned to have less of certain things, and have moved some other stuff to once per week or once per 3 months (Ribs, very fattening). If I thought that I couldn't have them at all I believe that it would be worse. For the most part I eat very healthy foods.
    I have had quite a bit of success since I started MFP October 28.18, but this past year has been an almost 15 pound gain after being in the 130s for 2 years.
    I am into my biggest pair of pants and have no desire to buy bigger pants. I have lots of cute clothes that I was wearing at 130, and at that point I was driving hard to get into the 120s and beyond.

    I love this long length of 100 days, and seeing how each week is going,

    As always, I am open to suggestions. I think most of us have tried everything at this junction.
    Calories in vs. Calories out really should work though.

    Best of luck to everyone.


    1st week goal weight: 142.2 - Start weight from the last 100 and go from there.
    1st week actual weight: 142.4 - Started the (short) week at 143.4
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 3055, 756.25 average over 4 days, back to work and reflected in my weight loss. The corrected weekly calendar is now on page 2.

    2nd week goal weight: 142.2 or less - Still wanting to get back to the start weight from the previous 100
    2nd week actual weight: 142.6 - Started the week (high) at 145.0 after a restaurant meal of salad and grilled chicken.
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 2553 - Average of 364.7 (had a day in the red)

    Day 12 – Sat March 18 - DNW, more like will not weigh. Up at 1am drinking water and coffee. I hadn't slept the night before (more about that later) and got my steroid shot in my ankle in the morning. I think that I went to bed at 5pm! Well, I went back to bed at 8am until 11:00 and then weighed. 141.2. Not sure how accurate that will be.
    Day 13 – Sun March 19 - 143.0 - Mind you this was at 1am. Enjoying the overnight international radio shows, but plan to go back to bed for a bit at 6am. If my weight is different when I wake up next time I will adjust this. I am supposed to stay off my feet for 48 hours post injection, so I have been laying in bed reading magazines lots and dozing on and off. Sleep schedule is all over the place. I will have to change that up tonight before my work week.
    Day 14 – Mon March 20
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight: 139.2
    3rd week actual weight: Started the week at 141.2
    Excess calories burned (in the green):

    Start weight of the 100: 143.4, up 1.2 from the start weight of the previous 100, 142.2
  • 39flavours
    39flavours Posts: 1,494 Member
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    Hi all, I'm Rowan, I live in Northamptonshire, UK.
    I have been off and on MFP since 2013, and have been 128lbs at my lowest, 180.8 at my highest.
    In the summer of 2021, I was at my highest weight and feeling utterly sick, tired and depressed. I restarted tracking my calories, with no exercise other than walking 5 miles a day most days, and managed to lose 43lbs in about 5 months. But then I took a break in March last year and didn't come back until January this year, by which time I'd regained 26lbs. So I got back in the game and am now down about 13lbs since then.
    I am taking a different approach this time, I have raised my calories slightly and am focusing on getting lots of protein and staying hydrated. I have been strength training for about the last month, which I am really enjoying, but it does leave me feeling quite tired at times, so it can be difficult to get my steps in every day.
    I have a health tracker watch which tells me that I have a BMR of 1254 calories a day and on days that I work out I burn around 1800-2000 calories in 24hrs, 1500 calories on days that i don't. I aim to eat around 1200 calories a day with 40% protein. I have a BMI of 26.5 and I have a high body fat percentage of 40.4%, so I really need to lower my body fat to at least 30% and raise my muscle mass. Hopefully this will help increase my metabolism, which seems to crawl along at a snail's pace. Gaining any muscle while eating at a deficit is really difficult, but at least I can do my best to retain the muscle that I have.
    I should be losing about 1.5lbs a week, however things aren't always so straightforward, so I have set a target for 1lb a week for the first 50 days of this challenge, then 0.5lb a week for the second 50 days. If I manage to get to within the healthy BMI range by the end of this, I will be very happy. So that's 143lbs for me, about 9lbs to lose, but I'm hoping for 141lbs.

    Sorry for the essay! Good luck to everyone, we can do this!

    F42 5'4
    Highest weight: 180.8lbs July 5th '21
    Current weight: 151.6lbs
    Challenge goal weight: 141.0lbs
    Ultimate goal weight: Under 130lbs
    Target lbs to lose: 10.6lbs
    Day 50 mini goal 143.2lbs based on trend weight prediction

    Day 1 – Tues March 07 151.6
    Day 2 – Wed March 08 151.8
    Day 3 – Thurs March 09 151.2
    Day 4 – Fri March 10 151.2

    1st week goal weight: 151.0
    1st week actual weight: 151.2

    Challenge weight lost: 0.4
    Challenge weight to go: 10.2


    Not the best start, but I think I'm in the middle of my usual monthly plateau, and water retention from muscle soreness is also at play.
    I'm fully in my routine now of gym 4/5 days a week, cals 1200 or less and walking 8500 a day, so I just need to stay consistent and let the magic happen. I would like to find ways to be more active, outside of intentional exercise. When the weather improves it should become easier. I have loads of DIY that I need to get done but traipsing in and out of my cold garage in the sleet and rain really doesn't appeal.
    A couple of days ago we booked flights to Portugal, leaving on the 22nd, back on 28th. I'm thinking of taking a food scale and an exercise band with me to help me stay on track. There's a pool at our apartment and push bikes we can use, so hopefully I'll be able to counteract any excesses by staying active. OH will be working while we're there, so I'll have a lot of time to kill. I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to do a sea kayaking tour on my own... I'm a water baby but OH can't swim and has a bit of a fear of deep water, so I don't often get the chance to get out on the waves. Need to brush up on my Portuguese, I was doing daily lessons for a few months then stopped abruptly about 2 weeks ago and I'm shocked how much I've forgotten already! Agora, eu vou a commer o pequeño-almoço, depois eu vou para o gym. Até tarde!

    Day 5 – Sat March 11 150.2
    Day 6 – Sun March 12 151.6
    Day 7 – Mon March 13 151.6
    Day 8 – Tues March 14 150.6
    Day 9 – Wed March 15 147.2 How is that even possible?
    Day 10 – Thurs March 16 150.8 Oh well.
    Day 11 – Fri March 17 151.4 Not impressed.

    2nd week goal weight: 150.0
    2nd week actual weight: 151.4

    Challenge weight lost: 0.2
    Challenge weight to go: 10.4


    That really sucks. I don't think there's anything else I can do, I have been sticking to my calories and macros, doing my best to stay hydrated, walking at least 8500 steps, weight training at least 4 times a week and not eating back any exercise calories. And I have lost NOTHING since the start of the month. I do not want to drop calories any further, I average 1100 a day. So frustrating. I need to keep reminding myself that my trend weight is down 2.5lbs from the start of the month, and even though progress is slow, there's still progress.


    Day 12 – Sat March 18150.8
    Day 13 – Sun March 19150.4
    Day 14 – Mon March 20
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight: 149.0
    3rd week actual weight:


  • audreysoverhere
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    F (50) 5’4”

    Start weight: 204.4 lb
    Goal weight: 175 lb
    Long term goal: 145 lb

    1st week goal weight: 203 lb
    1st week actual weight: 199.6 lb

    Didn’t weigh myself every day, and I realize 5 lb in one week isn’t sustainable… a bout with a stomach bug actually is responsible for this drop. Not recommended!

    I am back down into “ONEDerland” though. So I have a little more motivation.

    I feel more clear-headed with the excessive sugary snacks cut back. So some positive health results there already.
  • deepwoodslady
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    @EddieAF93


    Yes, welcome Eddie : - )
    Next month @deepwoodslady might do it. Maybe we will take turns.

    @dawnbgethealthy Um...... If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? You are doing great!
    BTW, I hope your ankle is feeling better after that shot!
  • deepwoodslady
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    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ March 07, 2023 through June 14, 2023
    My Name is Donna, Age 62. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA

    My mini-challenge is to lose 10 pounds by Easter 2023. I started my efforts on Dec. 10th weighing 198.4. My wish is to weigh 188.4 by Easter April 9th, 2023. That gives me about 4 months to lose 10 pounds. Sounds easy but, trust me, it won’t be. Especially when outside exercise is so limited for me this slippery time of year!

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    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


    “We will encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~Maya Angelou

    Starting Weight from End of Last Challenge: : 191.2
    Goal This Round: 176.2
    Ending Weight: xxxxx


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 01-03/07-191.6-(Trend weight 192.9)


    Day 02-03/08-190.6-(Trend weight 192.7)

    Day 03-03/09-192.2-(Trend weight 192.6)

    Day 04-03/10-191.6-(Trend weight 192.5)

    Day 05-03/11-189.2-(Trend weight 192.2)

    Day 06-03/12-189.0-(Trend weight 191.9)

    Day 07-03/13-189.4-(Trend weight 191.6)


    WEEK 1 LOSS OR GAIN: 1.8 lbs LOST
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 1.8 lbs. LOST


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    Day 08-03/14-187.8-(Trend weight 191.3)


    Day 09-03/15-188.8-(Trend weight 191.0)


    Day 10-03/16-188.8-(Trend weight 190.8)


    Day 11-03/17-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)


    Day 12-03/18-189.0-(Trend weight 190.7) I’m very happy to see that my scale weight is only up 0.2 since my last weigh-in before my “shake it up a bit” day of higher calories and carbs. I must admit I was extra mindful afterward yesterday, but no exercise except to chase my DGS while babysitting all day. He will be back today so I will definitely get in those flights of stairs, if nothing else. Today will be a normal disciplined day of following my plan.

    Day 13-03/19-188.2-(Trend weight 190.4) Nice to see some positive movement on the scale. Of course, I would like to see a pound come off every day but that is not realistic. I’m also very pleased with my progress on my trend weight. I travel tomorrow to the land of restaurants and donut shops again for my rehab, Dear Lord, keep me strong! This coming Saturday is a big birthday Bash for my DGS. There will be enough temptation there! A couple of days ago I lowered my carbs by 10 more. It has been a bit gradual. It’s starting to pinch a little!


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    Halfway Progress Report: …..Pounds Lost so Far:


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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    @audreysoverhere

    5 pounds. Yes, not sustainable over the long term (don't expect it), but if you are just starting out it is a nice bonus. You were sick, so that added to it for sure.
    Cutting out refined sugar will have made a huge difference to weight as well, especially in the mid-section. It could have even made you feel sick
    Sugar inhibits BMs, oxygen in the blood cells (brain), collagen production, immune system, sleep, and many other things.
    I have known some people who have done a sugar detox and their skin, bloating, and memories improved amongst other things. (3-10 days)
    We need glucose, it is in most whole foods that we eat naturally. Refined sugar is very hard on our bodies and can contain pesticides and chemicals that do a number on our health.

    That was long winded! I have watched people in my life give up sugar over the years as I mentioned. It is an interesting topic.
    There are lots of sweet things that are natural such as honey and maple syrup.

    Let us know how you are doing with this sugar cutting out.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,642 Member
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    Hi everyone.
    I am Dawn. 5'2", 62 years old.
    My BMI and stuff like that shows my optimum healthy weight should be between 110 and 120.

    I have steadily gained in all but one of the last bunch of 100s (gained 2.2 pounds this past one)
    I need to turn that around.
    I am not cutting out any food groups, or anything at all really because I want weight loss to be sustainable for life. I have learned to have less of certain things, and have moved some other stuff to once per week or once per 3 months (Ribs, very fattening). If I thought that I couldn't have them at all I believe that it would be worse. For the most part I eat very healthy foods.
    I have had quite a bit of success since I started MFP October 28.18, but this past year has been an almost 15 pound gain after being in the 130s for 2 years.
    I am into my biggest pair of pants and have no desire to buy bigger pants. I have lots of cute clothes that I was wearing at 130, and at that point I was driving hard to get into the 120s and beyond.

    I love this long length of 100 days, and seeing how each week is going,

    As always, I am open to suggestions. I think most of us have tried everything at this junction.
    Calories in vs. Calories out really should work though.

    Best of luck to everyone.


    1st week goal weight: 142.2 - Start weight from the last 100 and go from there.
    1st week actual weight: 142.4 - Started the (short) week at 143.4
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 3055, 756.25 average over 4 days, back to work and reflected in my weight loss. The corrected weekly calendar is now on page 2.

    2nd week goal weight: 142.2 or less - Still wanting to get back to the start weight from the previous 100
    2nd week actual weight: 142.6 - Started the week (high) at 145.0 after a restaurant meal of salad and grilled chicken.
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 2553 - Average of 364.7 (had a day in the red)

    Day 12 – Sat March 18 - DNW, more like will not weigh. Up at 1am drinking water and coffee. I hadn't slept the night before (more about that later) and got my steroid shot in my ankle in the morning. I think that I went to bed at 5pm! Well, I went back to bed at 8am until 11:00 and then weighed. 141.2. Not sure how accurate that will be.
    Day 13 – Sun March 19 - 143.0 - Mind you this was at 1am. Enjoying the overnight international radio shows, but plan to go back to bed for a bit at 6am. If my weight is different when I wake up next time I will adjust this. I am supposed to stay off my feet for 48 hours post injection, so I have been laying in bed reading magazines lots and dozing on and off. Sleep schedule is all over the place. I will have to change that up tonight before my work week. I am back for the second time today, and at 11am weighed in at 141.4 Tonight I will take a sleeping pill early and get back to a regular schedule before the work week.
    Day 14 – Mon March 20
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight: 139.2
    3rd week actual weight: Started the week at 141.2
    Excess calories burned (in the green):

    Start weight of the 100: 143.4, up 1.2 from the start weight of the previous 100, 142.2
  • audreysoverhere
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    @dawnbgethealthy

    It was refined sugars that were one weak spot for me. Starch is the other.

    I’m being careful not to deprive myself of sweet food entirely. A tablespoon of honey, or molasses, or maple syrup, each have around the same amount of calories. And I can drizzle honey over apple slices for a treat, or maple syrup on Brussels sprouts… I’m learning a few cooking tricks.

    Everything in moderation.

  • threewins
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    Aiming for a loss of 50 grams a day
    Day 1 87.3 kg I had what I call a 'sugar fest', I always do that at the start of losing weight, plus some fruit and crackers, I drank a lot of water in an attempt to battle the heat here, so I'm not surprised that my weight has increased...
    Day 2 87.6 on track? Probably. I am trying to go off sugar, but I am not too successful usually, be on the lookout for "x days without sugar" now and then. Today went alright, however from now on I am limiting myself to only 2 small packs of crackers, because I wasn't really hungry.
    I've decided to aim for 30 grams loss a day since I'm in a new environment now, sharing food and I don't really know what level of hunger to aim for, I'll increase it later
    Day 3 87.3 on track? Probably. Today was a good day, I probably ate under maintenance, although I wonder if my weight loss is just my body emptying out since I splurged in Day 0. Against my better judgement (done this soooo many times) I plotted on my spreadsheet and I'm guessing May 30th next year is goal day. Mark your calendar.
    Day 4 86.8 on track, I think I ate too much today, I wasn't really hungry unless I thought about food
    Day 5 87.5 on track, spreadsheet trendline says I am losing 30 grams a day which is exactly what I am meant to be losing right now, I didn't eat under maintenance, a bit of emotional eating, I need to decide what I am going to eat in the morning and stick to it
    From now I'll post the weight and then number of grams a day I'm losing as told by my spreadsheet
    Day 6 87.4, 0 g/day, the last few days my weight has increased dramatically, I decided that I needed to cut back a lot and that happened today
    Day 7 86.8, 50 g/day > 30 = good, I ate reasonably well, although I only drank two water bottles instead of the usual 3, so maybe my weight tomorrow will be lower than expected
    Day 8 86.6, 105 g/day > 30 = good, I controlled my eating, and ate less than maintenance, also had 3 water bottles
    Day 9 86.8, 104 g/day > 30 = good, I think maybe I ate too much, it's hard to know though
    *** half a kilogram lost, 23 kilograms to lose, goal day estimated at 30th May 2024 ***
    Day 10 87.0, 89 g/day > 30 = good, I definitely ate too much, plus some salty food so I expect to see a gain tomorrow
    *** 10 day update: it's pretty easy to lose 30 grams a day, and I did find it easy. These 10 days haven't been stressful at all. I think I 'emptied out' a lot which is why my numbers are greater than 30 grams. I could stay at 30 grams but it would take an extra year almost, so I'm going up to the next step - 35 grams a day ***
    Day 11 87.6, 37 g/day > 35 = good, I think I ate too much today, which would mean two days in a row, I really need to undereat for at least a few days or else
    Day 12 87.6, 32 g/day < 35 = bad
    *** Update - so I've just had a major life change and as you probably know, major life changes are bad for weight loss. I don't want to pause the weight loss, but I do want to keep losing, so I'll just aim for one kilogram a month, I rate I feel I can manage while undergoing major life changes, this gets me to goal weight on 5th February 2025. If I speed things up somewhat I can reach goal weight 1st Jan 2025 which means 4 years exactly to lose 32 kg. So I'm trying to lose 23 kg / 654 days = 35.2 grams a day ***
    Day 13 87.3, 2.2 g/day < 35.2 = quite bad, I need to get into serious mode for a while,
    Day 14 87.4, still need to turn the ship around since according to my spreadsheet, I'm gaining right now
  • 39flavours
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    Hi all, I'm Rowan, I live in Northamptonshire, UK.
    I have been off and on MFP since 2013, and have been 128lbs at my lowest, 180.8 at my highest.
    In the summer of 2021, I was at my highest weight and feeling utterly sick, tired and depressed. I restarted tracking my calories, with no exercise other than walking 5 miles a day most days, and managed to lose 43lbs in about 5 months. But then I took a break in March last year and didn't come back until January this year, by which time I'd regained 26lbs. So I got back in the game and am now down about 13lbs since then.
    I am taking a different approach this time, I have raised my calories slightly and am focusing on getting lots of protein and staying hydrated. I have been strength training for about the last month, which I am really enjoying, but it does leave me feeling quite tired at times, so it can be difficult to get my steps in every day.
    I have a health tracker watch which tells me that I have a BMR of 1254 calories a day and on days that I work out I burn around 1800-2000 calories in 24hrs, 1500 calories on days that i don't. I aim to eat around 1200 calories a day with 40% protein. I have a BMI of 26.5 and I have a high body fat percentage of 40.4%, so I really need to lower my body fat to at least 30% and raise my muscle mass. Hopefully this will help increase my metabolism, which seems to crawl along at a snail's pace. Gaining any muscle while eating at a deficit is really difficult, but at least I can do my best to retain the muscle that I have.
    I should be losing about 1.5lbs a week, however things aren't always so straightforward, so I have set a target for 1lb a week for the first 50 days of this challenge, then 0.5lb a week for the second 50 days. If I manage to get to within the healthy BMI range by the end of this, I will be very happy. So that's 143lbs for me, about 9lbs to lose, but I'm hoping for 141lbs.

    Sorry for the essay! Good luck to everyone, we can do this!

    F42 5'4
    Highest weight: 180.8lbs July 5th '21
    Current weight: 151.6lbs
    Challenge goal weight: 141.0lbs
    Ultimate goal weight: Under 130lbs
    Target lbs to lose: 10.6lbs
    Day 50 mini goal 143.2lbs based on trend weight prediction

    Day 1 – Tues March 07 151.6
    Day 2 – Wed March 08 151.8
    Day 3 – Thurs March 09 151.2
    Day 4 – Fri March 10 151.2

    1st week goal weight: 151.0
    1st week actual weight: 151.2

    Challenge weight lost: 0.4
    Challenge weight to go: 10.2

    Not the best start, but I think I'm in the middle of my usual monthly plateau, and water retention from muscle soreness is also at play.
    I'm fully in my routine now of gym 4/5 days a week, cals 1200 or less and walking 8500 a day, so I just need to stay consistent and let the magic happen. I would like to find ways to be more active, outside of intentional exercise. When the weather improves it should become easier. I have loads of DIY that I need to get done but traipsing in and out of my cold garage in the sleet and rain really doesn't appeal.
    A couple of days ago we booked flights to Portugal, leaving on the 22nd, back on 28th. I'm thinking of taking a food scale and an exercise band with me to help me stay on track. There's a pool at our apartment and push bikes we can use, so hopefully I'll be able to counteract any excesses by staying active. OH will be working while we're there, so I'll have a lot of time to kill. I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to do a sea kayaking tour on my own... I'm a water baby but OH can't swim and has a bit of a fear of deep water, so I don't often get the chance to get out on the waves. Need to brush up on my Portuguese, I was doing daily lessons for a few months then stopped abruptly about 2 weeks ago and I'm shocked how much I've forgotten already! Agora, eu vou a commer o pequeño-almoço, depois eu vou para o gym. Até tarde!

    Day 5 – Sat March 11 150.2
    Day 6 – Sun March 12 151.6
    Day 7 – Mon March 13 151.6
    Day 8 – Tues March 14 150.6
    Day 9 – Wed March 15 147.2 How is that even possible?
    Day 10 – Thurs March 16 150.8 Oh well.
    Day 11 – Fri March 17 151.4 Not impressed.

    2nd week goal weight: 150.0
    2nd week actual weight: 151.4

    Challenge weight lost: 0.2
    Challenge weight to go: 10.4

    That really sucks. I don't think there's anything else I can do, I have been sticking to my calories and macros, doing my best to stay hydrated, walking at least 8500 steps, weight training at least 4 times a week and not eating back any exercise calories. And I have lost NOTHING since the start of the month. I do not want to drop calories any further, I average 1100 a day. So frustrating. I need to keep reminding myself that my trend weight is down 2.5lbs from the start of the month, and even though progress is slow, there's still progress.


    Day 12 – Sat March 18150.8
    Day 13 – Sun March 19150.4
    Day 14 – Mon March 20149.2
    Day 15 – Tues March 21
    Day 16 – Wed March 22
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23
    Day 18 – Fri March 24

    3rd week goal weight: 149.0
    3rd week actual weight: