Discover what's new & improved in the MyFitnessPal app!
We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your health and nutrition goals. And our newest features and updates? They do just that. Learn how we're making tracking your progress easier, faster, and more motivating than ever.

Downsizers Team Chat - APRIL 2024

Options
1679111225

Replies

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,653 Member
    Options
    myndieet wrote: »
    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Weigh in day: wednesday
    PW 226.2 (102,6 kg)
    CW 222.2 (100,8 kg)

    Stalled at CW since Thursday.. Have a great day everyone!


    Trillium54 wrote: »
    Trillium54
    Weigh in day: Wednesday
    PW 163 lbs.
    CW 161.8 lbs.



    What amazing losses! What helped you both have great losses this week? I need all the ideas I can get.

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,653 Member
    Options
    myndieet wrote: »
    Friday weigh in

    Pw 182
    Cw 180.8

    Loss 1.2lb

    The 170s are getting so close! I'm sick of the 180s now!!! Never thought I'd say that as my goal was initially 196lb 🤣

    Great job! Isn’t weird how we keep lowering our goals. I think I feel better that I keep thinking another 10 pounds will make a bigger difference (except the lose skin). What about you?

    I know when i started an 80lb loss seemed like a distant dream. When i got there i was so happy. That's the point I've always given up before, but i realised i still had plenty of fat! I thought another 10 would be it. Then another 10. And now I'm even thinking of another 10! Once i get to 175lb im going for 10lb more but no rush for that last 10, I'm going to increase my calories and plan to lose just. 5lb a week!! Hoping it will ease me into maintenence! I ve continually failed at maintenance before so this will be a new approach!

    @Slimmersixties I've stopped numerous times just before my end goal and never made it to maintenance.. This time, loosing lots for the 3rd time, I'm so determined to go all the way to my end goal AND have a good maintenance plan and stick to that! Good luck to you 💪

    I've lost 70 or 80lb about 5 times!!! Gained it back every time so i am a complete failure at maintenance!! Before Xmas i reached my then goal, went to maintenance and gained 20lb in 5 weeks :( no point in all this hard work if there is no plan to keep it off!!
    So my new approach is to be in very low weight loss mode after reaching my goal! Hoping it works! I'm sure you will get to your goal and you can join Linda and me in maintenance!!

    Right now I am failing at maintenance. My lowest weight was 146 on the 19th of March. Now I am sitting between 150 to 153. So frustrating. The only thing is, I don’t see any changes in my clothes.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,653 Member
    Options
    Steps:
    April 8th: 6,483
    April 9th: 8,782

    I am doing terrible with my eating. I take some heavy duty medications at night. I have been in the process of coming off one of them but it takes time. Problem is, I am gettIng really dopey from the medication and I am doing some night time eating. It is also very distorted eating as I am falling into some of my old binge eating patterns. I don’t see the specialist that prescribes the medication for another month. I know he is in clinic today so I am going to call and see if he can lower it immediately. If he gives the go ahead I will not take it tonight. Only issue is my sleep will be terrible for awhile and I am still not getting enough. I haven’t really logged accurately for a couple of days as I really don’t remember everything I am eating at night. If anyone has ideas to help with the overeating at night, I am all ears. I might have to get my husband to lock the fridge and cupboards if it keeps up. 😂 Seriously though.

    NSV: I walked for 20 minutes straight yesterday! Yes I was in a lot of pain later but the sense of accomplishment certainly made it worth it.

  • myhands4God
    myhands4God Posts: 128 Member
    Options
    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    starting weight 197.8
    Current weight 190.0
  • RoblinB
    RoblinB Posts: 295 Member
    Options
    Steps:
    April 8th: 6,483
    April 9th: 8,782

    NSV: I walked for 20 minutes straight yesterday! Yes I was in a lot of pain later but the sense of accomplishment certainly made it worth it.
    @lindamtuck2018 Sorry to hear that you are struggling so much, but congratulations on this.

    @myhands4God Welcome back! 😁

    @Trillium54 and @myndieet Congrats on those losses!

  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    Options
    srn2d81uwioy.jpg

    What's your favorite flavor of chips? When I ate chips my favorite was Doritos now I eat Atkins protein chips
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    Options
    @myhands4God Do you have steps for April week 1 or do you want to start April week 2?
  • myhands4God
    myhands4God Posts: 128 Member
    Options
    @myhands4God Do you have steps for April week 1 or do you want to start April week 2?

    04/01 - 8,125
    04/02 - 9,956
    04/03 - 8,751
    04/04 -9,941
    04/05 - 7,988
    04/06 - 8,702
    04/07 - forgot my watch
    04/08 – 12,638
    04/09 - 10,332
    I have actually done better on my steps than I thought I had done.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    Options
    @myhands4God Do you have steps for April week 1 or do you want to start April week 2?

    04/01 - 8,125
    04/02 - 9,956
    04/03 - 8,751
    04/04 -9,941
    04/05 - 7,988
    04/06 - 8,702
    04/07 - forgot my watch
    04/08 – 12,638
    04/09 - 10,332
    I have actually done better on my steps than I thought I had done.

    I need 3/31 please :)
  • myhands4God
    myhands4God Posts: 128 Member
    Options
    @myhands4God Do you have steps for April week 1 or do you want to start April week 2?

    03/31--11,536
    04/01 - 8,125
    04/02 - 9,956
    04/03 - 8,751
    04/04 -9,941
    04/05 - 7,988
    04/06 - 8,702
    04/07 - forgot my watch
    04/08 – 12,638
    04/09 - 10,332
    I have actually done better on my steps than I thought I had done.

    I need 3/31 please :)

  • myhands4God
    myhands4God Posts: 128 Member
    Options
    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    I tried adding it but I don't think it worked
    3/31--11,536
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    Options
    @Megan_smartiepants1970
    I tried adding it but I don't think it worked
    3/31--11,536

    Got it thanks :)
  • NachDeezy
    NachDeezy Posts: 809 Member
    Options
    myndieet wrote: »
    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Weigh in day: wednesday
    PW 226.2 (102,6 kg)
    CW 222.2 (100,8 kg)

    Stalled at CW since Thursday.. Have a great day everyone!

    Way to go!
  • NachDeezy
    NachDeezy Posts: 809 Member
    Options
    Trillium54 wrote: »
    Trillium54
    Weigh in day: Wednesday
    PW 163 lbs.
    CW 161.8 lbs.

    Nice loss!!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    Options
    61ytm9muil6s.jpg

    APRIL WEEK 1 RESULTS
    TOP 5 STEPPERS ARE:
    1ST @Hotspur11 88,560 steps
    2ND @Slimmersixties 73,817 steps
    3RD @Trillium54 67,547 steps
    4TH @myhands4God 64,999 steps
    5TH @itladyee 62,892 steps
    WELL DONE EVERYONE :):):)
    As A Group We Walked 518,995 steps
    GREAT JOB EVERYONE :):):):)

    RECOGNIZING EVERYONE WHO PLEDGED THEIR STEPS
    @lindamtuck2018 5/7
    @aactuallyaash 2/7
    @itladyee 6/7
    @Hotspur11 7/7
    @RoblinB 6/7
    @Slimmersixties 6/7
    @FindingSamMon 2/7
    @myhands4God 3/7
    @myndieet 1/7
    @Trillium54 5/7
  • Trillium54
    Trillium54 Posts: 64 Member
    Options
    @lindamtuck2018 : I'm so sorry you're struggling now, but it's awesome that you got out to walk!! As for my "loss" strategies this past week, here's what I do:
    1. I've started eating around 5/5:30. I used to eat at 6:30/7 and had horrible sleep afterwards with reflux.
    2. I don't snack in the evenings. After eating dinner, I have to brush my teeth which is a major hassle lately since my dental procedure. And I'm lazy, so if I brush them and do all the rinses/flossing, etc. I'm not gonna re-do them later because I ate something.
    3. I have a major sweet tooth, but I have found that if I give into it, I will binge on whatever is handy. And keep it up for days afterward--I think it's that thought process that tells me "I've blown it why not overeat everything?" and that's not good. But I need something sweet, and I've found--as trite as it sounds--if I have a serving of sweet fruit, the cravings are gone after a few minutes.
    4. I used to be a heavy chip eater--like any kind of chip. I don't keep them in the house anymore because I know I'll scarf them up. I tried the one portion and close the bag and nah, it doesn't work for me. So out of sight, out of mind.

    These aren't terrible earth-shattering strategies, but they seem to work for me. I know you have some medication issues, too, from your post and I'm sure it plays a big part in what you're going through. All I can say is cut yourself some slack and "keep on keepin' on" as the song goes. You'll get there! <3
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    Options
    7l7tf9in9qly.jpg

    THURSDAY WEIGH-INS

    @NachDeezy
    @aneedlecraft
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 825 Member
    Options
    myndieet wrote: »
    @Megan_smartiepants1970

    Weigh in day: wednesday
    PW 226.2 (102,6 kg)
    CW 222.2 (100,8 kg)

    Stalled at CW since Thursday.. Have a great day everyone!

    Great loss!
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 825 Member
    Options
    myndieet wrote: »
    Friday weigh in

    Pw 182
    Cw 180.8

    Loss 1.2lb

    The 170s are getting so close! I'm sick of the 180s now!!! Never thought I'd say that as my goal was initially 196lb 🤣

    Great job! Isn’t weird how we keep lowering our goals. I think I feel better that I keep thinking another 10 pounds will make a bigger difference (except the lose skin). What about you?

    I know when i started an 80lb loss seemed like a distant dream. When i got there i was so happy. That's the point I've always given up before, but i realised i still had plenty of fat! I thought another 10 would be it. Then another 10. And now I'm even thinking of another 10! Once i get to 175lb im going for 10lb more but no rush for that last 10, I'm going to increase my calories and plan to lose just. 5lb a week!! Hoping it will ease me into maintenence! I ve continually failed at maintenance before so this will be a new approach!

    @Slimmersixties I've stopped numerous times just before my end goal and never made it to maintenance.. This time, loosing lots for the 3rd time, I'm so determined to go all the way to my end goal AND have a good maintenance plan and stick to that! Good luck to you 💪

    I've lost 70 or 80lb about 5 times!!! Gained it back every time so i am a complete failure at maintenance!! Before Xmas i reached my then goal, went to maintenance and gained 20lb in 5 weeks :( no point in all this hard work if there is no plan to keep it off!!
    So my new approach is to be in very low weight loss mode after reaching my goal! Hoping it works! I'm sure you will get to your goal and you can join Linda and me in maintenance!!

    Right now I am failing at maintenance. My lowest weight was 146 on the 19th of March. Now I am sitting between 150 to 153. So frustrating. The only thing is, I don’t see any changes in my clothes.

    Scary isn't it! As soon as i look at a carb i put 7lb on 🤣🤣🤣 i know its water but i don't want to go up, not even 1lb. Im hoping my new approach of aiming for a low loss every week will work! Any one else got any tips for maintaining?
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,695 Member
    edited April 11
    Options
    7mwk264k1iaq.jpg

    What three words would you describe yourself ?

    I would describe myself as caring, funny and helpful
This discussion has been closed.