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Downsizers Team Chat - JANUARY 2024

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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,651 Member
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    After some advice .....
    I'm going to the usa for 6 weeks later this year. Which are the best restaurants to get low calorie/low carb meals? And best supermarkets for low calorie ready made meals?
    Appreciate all your wisdom!

    Where are you going to be when you come to the USA ? I am in love with the store called Sprouts and Aldi ..
  • itladyee
    itladyee Posts: 4,459 Member
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    rainyrae wrote: »
    ! I will stay in the challenge but maybe lower the daily amount to just 4000.

    Glad you're staying in! Don't let it get you down...just keep working towards the goal. If a lower count helps meet that goal, then so be it! You will get there!!!
  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 4,229 Member
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    I need to try the silver sneakers site. Thanks for the reminder.

    Yes - there are a LOT of great on-demand videos on the site and it's a free membership. I use it a lot!
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 825 Member
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    After some advice .....
    I'm going to the usa for 6 weeks later this year. Which are the best restaurants to get low calorie/low carb meals? And best supermarkets for low calorie ready made meals?
    Appreciate all your wisdom!

    Where are you going to be when you come to the USA ? I am in love with the store called Sprouts and Aldi ..

    Doing a road trip! Denver, tombstone, vegas, salt lake, yellowstone, deadwood, denver and lots of stops in between. Its my partners 60th year so ticking lots off his bucket list!
  • 28Haveitall2020
    28Haveitall2020 Posts: 230 Member
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    January 2024

    Sw: 250
    Cw:250

    Weigh day: Saturday
    28Haveitall

    Thank you.

    Weigh day Saturday

    Cw 249

    28Haveitall

    Happy Sunday. X
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,645 Member
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    After some advice .....
    I'm going to the usa for 6 weeks later this year. Which are the best restaurants to get low calorie/low carb meals? And best supermarkets for low calorie ready made meals?
    Appreciate all your wisdom!

    Sounds like a fun trip you will be going on. I am not familiar with stores in the states but I am sure you will get great suggestions from the team. When do you leave? With my 60th fast approaching, the biggest thing I want to check off my bucket list is to go to Scotland. Maybe the fall if my surgery is successful. You had a great 60th and sounds like your partner will also.
    itladyee wrote: »

    Mine is a bit of a radical choice.... Never Binge Again, by Glenn Livingston. Its available free on amazon or as a pdf.

    Free is awesome...so I will check this out.

    My changer in 2023 is :
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    I must try this. I really want to read more self help books.
    Megan_smartiepants1970
    Weigh-in day - Friday
    PW: 254.8
    CW: 256.4
    I am not sure what is going on with my body but I will not give up

    We are all here to support you.

    Thanks Linda ... I have gone organic Keto and I am happy to say I have not had any migraines YAY for that .. just wish my body would catch up lol

    Thats great news. Migraines are the worst. I stopped having them for years and after I had Covid the first time they came back. I didn’t think they were my migraines because they not even close to what I used to get. The neurologist explained how Covid started them again. The injections I get seem to help but if they get bad I will get Botox for them.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,645 Member
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    January 2024

    Sw: 250
    Cw:250

    Weigh day: Saturday
    28Haveitall

    Thank you.

    Weigh day Saturday

    Cw 249

    28Haveitall

    Happy Sunday. X

    Nice loss! How did your week go overall? Anything in particular that you credit with helping achieve the loss?
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,645 Member
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    Steps: 10,209
    Rings: ✔️
    Walk: 1/3
    Swim: 2/2

    If I hadn’t had the vomiting at the beginning of the week along with nausea all week I would have met all my goals. I feel proud of what I accomplished the past week. I attempted to do walks(didn’t make 15 minutesj, swam on Saturday so I reached that goal and I lost weight. Today I am getting some mini walks. The first one I did was just over 10 minutes. Again, I have to stop a couple of times to lean on something to help the back but I walked. I have done 2 walks so far and I am off to do another. We are playing cards with friends this afternoon so I need to get my steps before we go there.

    Have a super Sunday!
  • rwillems
    rwillems Posts: 216 Member
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    Hey, good morning, Downsizers! Hope you all had a good week.

    Here are my numbers for the week, @lindamtuck2018.

    Member: rwillems
    Weigh-in day: Sunday
    PW: 286.6 lbs
    CW: 275.4 lbs (down 1.2 lbs)

    Nothing spectacular but in the right direction. Slow and steady, stick with the plan.
  • RoblinB
    RoblinB Posts: 295 Member
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    Good morning! Like I said, I plan to be here a bit more this week, given my gain from last week. This is exactly the point where the effort would have just faded in the past, so I am working on my "turn it around" skills. Identified some trouble spots and have upped my mental game on them. I am also aiming to monitor and increase my protein this week (I am such a carbs girl!) Walked to our local bulk food store yesterday for some protein powder (which I have never used) to try out a new breakfast bar recipe. Extra steps and extra protein - seems an okay start.
  • RoblinB
    RoblinB Posts: 295 Member
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    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    Almost forgot! Steps...
    Jan 21 4950
    Jan 22 7065
    Jan 23 7009
    Jan 24 9335
    Jan 25 8531
    Jan 26 7654
    Jan 27 10628
    Thank you!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,651 Member
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    After some advice .....
    I'm going to the usa for 6 weeks later this year. Which are the best restaurants to get low calorie/low carb meals? And best supermarkets for low calorie ready made meals?
    Appreciate all your wisdom!

    Where are you going to be when you come to the USA ? I am in love with the store called Sprouts and Aldi ..

    Doing a road trip! Denver, tombstone, vegas, salt lake, yellowstone, deadwood, denver and lots of stops in between. Its my partners 60th year so ticking lots off his bucket list!

    Awesome ...Denver has a lot of keto/low carb restaurants
  • aactuallyaash
    aactuallyaash Posts: 317 Member
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    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    21-7599
    5101
    5359
    2967
    5035
    1504
    27-1888

    Bleeegh, currently under the weather. Set my move back a couple days as I have a multi-hour exodus to my new home. "Every little thing is gonna be alright" 💛
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,651 Member
    edited January 28
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    Here is my friendly Sunday reminder of the people's steps I need ... Please have them in no later than Tuesday evening of the 30th ... If I do not have them by then I will have no choice but to zero them out ..Thanks for understanding


    @itladyee 1/23, 1/26 & 1/27
    @Mama530 1/21 - 1/27
    @Hotspur11 1/21 - 1/27
    @laquita606 1/21 - 1/27
    @Slimmersixties 1/22 -1/27
    @FindingSamMon 1/26 & 1/27
    @prodigal6766 1/21 - 1/27
    @myhands4God 1/23 - 1/27
    @rainyrae 1/21 - 1/27
  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 4,229 Member
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    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Here's my steps. As always - thanks for the reminder!

    21-Jan 17,429
    22-Jan 21,400
    23-Jan 21,016
    24-Jan 22,516
    25-Jan 17,625
    26-Jan 22,514
    27-Jan 11,179
    Total 133,679
  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,371 Member
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    Team Results
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    By Pounds
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    Individual Results
    By Percentage
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    By Pounds
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    Team Winners
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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,651 Member
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    Congrats @ChickieBoom22 , @sleepygirl79 and @liketoyak for being our top 3 weight loss losers this week :)
  • itladyee
    itladyee Posts: 4,459 Member
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    Motto: 🏋🏾‍♀️ Don't think, just do it!!

    Recap: It's going to be a bit of a tough weekend. Yesterday... unplanned lunched out. Called my son to visit with my grandson and they suggested lunch.... Today there are two NFL games. I will still be within budget but the food choices will not be the best. Yes... I "could" make better choices but this is for the long run so I have to make it liveable. But to counter... this is my rest day but I went out and walked (minded you "out" means out in the cold (30 degrees) and walked for 30 minutes.

    - THOUGHTS: “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” – Venus Williams


    Step Challenge - Goal 8500
    ST = Moderate
    1/21 5,453 - no workout
    1/22 8,296 - ST 17 minutes
    1/23 3,893 - YouTube exercise video 30 - stretching and floor work.
    1/24 8,243- ST 15 minutes
    1/25 8,.658 ST 36 minutes
    1/26 9,062 ST 20 minutes
    1/27 10,878 ST 30 minutes

    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    1/23 should have been reported but it's reported above also.

    Weigh in Day: Friday
    Starting - 223.6 (12/29/2023)
    1/5 221.6
    1/12 218.8
    1/17 216.8 (unofficial weigh in - just excited to see this movement)
    1/19 216.8
    1/26 216.4 ~ not thrilled with today...but considering the big picture > down 7.2 for the MONTH! That's HUGE!
    Total 7.2
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,651 Member
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    itladyee wrote: »
    Motto: 🏋🏾‍♀️ Don't think, just do it!!

    Recap: It's going to be a bit of a tough weekend. Yesterday... unplanned lunched out. Called my son to visit with my grandson and they suggested lunch.... Today there are two NFL games. I will still be within budget but the food choices will not be the best. Yes... I "could" make better choices but this is for the long run so I have to make it liveable. But to counter... this is my rest day but I went out and walked (minded you "out" means out in the cold (30 degrees) and walked for 30 minutes.

    - THOUGHTS: “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” – Venus Williams


    Step Challenge - Goal 8500
    ST = Moderate
    1/21 5,453 - no workout
    1/22 8,296 - ST 17 minutes
    1/23 3,893 - YouTube exercise video 30 - stretching and floor work.
    1/24 8,243- ST 15 minutes
    1/25 8,.658 ST 36 minutes
    1/26 9,062 ST 20 minutes
    1/27 10,878 ST 30 minutes

    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    1/23 should have been reported but it's reported above also.

    Weigh in Day: Friday
    Starting - 223.6 (12/29/2023)
    1/5 221.6
    1/12 218.8
    1/17 216.8 (unofficial weigh in - just excited to see this movement)
    1/19 216.8
    1/26 216.4 ~ not thrilled with today...but considering the big picture > down 7.2 for the MONTH! That's HUGE!
    Total 7.2

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