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# Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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• Posts: 82Member Member
raindogmaa wrote: »
Ha ha! unfortunately it was the 187 scale! I am currently off the rails, trying to get my mojo back. What a difference a day makes! Both ways!

Aw, man, I was really hoping it was the lower scale I had a scale that was showing me lower numbers than expected and it turned out the kids had cracked one of the feet and it couldn’t read properly anymore. Talk about disappointing lol. I keep my scale in the cupboard now 😉
• Posts: 3,892Member Member
@cyndy-- I'm also struggling to get back on track. We brought fudge, beer, and brats home from our weekend trip to Wisconsin, so today wasn't stellar.

@HazelMayes -- Haha--I was also wondering and hoping for the lower number for cyndy.

@amanda-- I tend to drink a lot of water, so I don't really keep track. However, I tend to drink even more when I'm paying attention. Why don't we make water consumption an August challenge? Everyone who wants to participate can choose a water goal in ounces or cups per day, and we can track our progress here in the thread.

AFM-- Ugh, so as I mentioned to cyndy, I didn't have a great day. Tomorrow will be better. On the plus side the scale was only up a few pounds after my high sodium, alcohol laden weekend, so I'm hopeful that will be gone by the time I weigh in on Saturday.

We used to do challenges each month within the thread to help keep us motivated and accountable. For August, we will do a water challenge, so start thinking about what you want as your daily goal.

Name: Karen
Age: 49
Height: 5’7"
Highest Weight: 247
Current Weight: 196 (7/6/19)

7/6/19 = 196
7/13/19 =196
7/20/19 = 194
7/27/19 = 194
8/3/19=
8/10/19=

Protein at 100+ grams:
Mon 7/29 = 75
Tues 7/30 =
Wed 7/31 =
Thurs 8/1 =
Fri 8/2 =
Sat 8/3 =
Sun 8/4 =
• Posts: 4Member Member
Thank you @skinnyjeanzbound. I met my goal of cutting my coffee intake in half and no diet coke today! Baby steps are the way to go for me...

Quick question for you, do you have your stats saved as an automatic signature? I'd love to know how, I'm still a bit of a newbie here on the discussion boards.

Name: Amanda
Age: 45
Height: 5’9"
Highest Weight: 311
Current Weight: 281

7/27/19 = 281
8/3/19=
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• Posts: 3,892Member Member
amandajoyb wrote: »
Thank you @skinnyjeanzbound. I met my goal of cutting my coffee intake in half and no diet coke today! Baby steps are the way to go for me...

Quick question for you, do you have your stats saved as an automatic signature? I'd love to know how, I'm still a bit of a newbie here on the discussion boards.

Name: Amanda
Age: 45
Height: 5’9"
Highest Weight: 311
Current Weight: 281

7/27/19 = 281
8/3/19=
8/10/19=

No, I just copy and paste it every time I post. If there's a way to save a signature, I haven't found it, and I've been on MFP for 8 years. LOL!
@skinnyjeanzbound

We used to do challenges each month within the thread to help keep us motivated and accountable. For August, we will do a water challenge, so start thinking about what you want as your daily

I am soooo In for the water challenge. I posted in struggles the other day about intake.
I was looking at the Cirkul water bottle that allows you to add flavors. I’d use the essence of fruits flavors to avoid add artificial sweeteners. Just not sure if it’s worth the \$\$. I used to be a HUGE soda drinker, like 8+ a day. Now I am down to Maybe 4 a week.. I do love sparkling waters with no sweetners. So I have replaced with those.

What counts as water? Just water?

Also does anyone know the calculations to see how much we should be drinking a day per our weight?

Thanks!

Name: Jeanna
Age: 47
Height: 5’5
Highest Weight: 389
Current Weight: 312
• Posts: 82Member Member
For water, my goal is to hit a minimum of 50 ounces because that’s the point where I typically have very pale pee and that’s what the doc said to aim for And I have been diagnosed with water intoxication more than once in the past because I like water and tend to overdo it 🤦‍♀️. So I tend to make myself be more cautious with water and not drink to my heart’s content because I can happily down a gallon at a meal 🤷‍♀️

I like lemon or lime in my water and ice. I also have some powdered packets I add when I am low on potassium—they are marketed as an energy boost supplement because of some vitamins and caffeine from green tea but I have them because of the electrolytes and because they are low carb. I count the water I add the packet to in my water count but the packet itself in a meal/snack category.
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Name: Tom
Age: 61
Height: 5’10"
Highest Weight: 435 lbs.
Current Weight: 279.7 lbs (8/1/19)

Living in the dessert makes it easy for me to drink a lot of water. I get between 16 -20 cups a day.
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@jeanna--As general rule, drinks with caffeine or alcohol cancel out the hydrating effects of the water in them, so they shouldn't count as water. However, I would think you can count the flavored sparkling water.

As far as how much you should drink, I've seen all kinds of formulas, but as @HazelMayes pointed out, optimal intake varies from person to person. I am fortunate to live in an area with really good tap water (Chicago water is the BEST!), so I grew up drinking a lot of water and still do. I easily drink the generic recommendation of 64 oz., but I've noticed that if I can increase that to 80-100 oz., it really helps me drop weight. It's just difficult to keep that level of intake consistent if I'm not paying attention and actively trying to drink that amount, so that will be my goal for August.

AFM-- I've done pretty good with nutrition the past few days. Tuesday and today I was very close to my protein goal. Yesterday was very low, but I was also low on my overall calorie intake. My sister and I went to see Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Spoon (which was an incredible concert!!) so I didn't really have a proper dinner.

I managed to get in 10 glasses of water yesterday and today.

Name: Karen
Age: 49
Height: 5’7"
Highest Weight: 247
Current Weight: 196 (7/6/19)

7/6/19 = 196
7/13/19 =196
7/20/19 = 194
7/27/19 = 194
8/3/19=
8/10/19=

Water Challenge Goal:
80+ oz. each day
1/31 days

Protein at 100+ grams:
Mon 7/29 = 75
Tues 7/30 = 99
Wed 7/31 = 65
Thurs 8/1 = 96
Fri 8/2 =
Sat 8/3 =
Sun 8/4 =
Ok my August goal is also 80. I also think the sparkling water counts. They are unsweetened. I had no idea abou the caffeine canceling out. I’ve been counting tea. Oops!! Best make that change quick lol.

Thank you for all the info!

Name: Jeanna
Age: 47
Height: 5’5”
Highest weight: 389
Current weight: 312

Only 50oz yesterday
Water Challenge 80+ a day
0/31

• Posts: 82Member Member
Getting my water in was fine yesterday but won’t happen today—I woke up vomiting. This is the fourth time in a month 😖. Either my immune system is completely shot or this is a side effect of a med I started right before this nausea-vomiting cycle began. I was supposed to see my doctor this morning about it but had to cancel because I was too weak to drive 😒. New appointment is on Monday

I’m still at the sipping point of liquid intake and have managed to keep about 16 ounces down so far. Maybe another 16 before bed but doubtful if it will be more than that
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@HazelMayes -- I hope you are feeling better soon and your doctor can help with a diagnosis and treatment when you go on Monday.

@jeanna-- I'm not sure that my phrasing of "cancels out" is entirely accurate, but since caffeine has a dehydrating effect, I've always not counted any drinks that contain it. To be fair, I'm sure it depends upon how strong you take your tea. In addition to water, my drink of choice is green iced tea. I brew a kettle with one tea bag and then add a lot of ice/water. I'm sure there's a lot more water than actual tea/caffeine, but I still don't count it.

AFM-- I had another decent food day--under my allowance and exceeded my protein goal for the first time in the two weeks I've been trying to hit 100 grams. Tomorrow will be harder because I'm going to a friend's dinner party, but I will try to make good choices.

Name: Karen
Age: 49
Height: 5’7"
Highest Weight: 247
Current Weight: 196 (7/6/19)

7/6/19 = 196
7/13/19 =196
7/20/19 = 194
7/27/19 = 194
8/3/19=
8/10/19=

Water Challenge Goal:
80+ oz. each day
2/31 days

Protein at 100+ grams:
Mon 7/29 = 75
Tues 7/30 = 99
Wed 7/31 = 65
Thurs 8/1 = 96
Fri 8/2 = 102
Sat 8/3 =
Sun 8/4 =
@skinnyjeanzbound
Thank you! I do sun tea with lemons - just Lipton. Maybe I’ll try the green tea.

Everyone -

I am thinking of making of making batches of cucumber agua Fresca and sandía agua fresca (watermelon). Each has a ton of water, 7 to 8 cups.

I can make with or without sugar or use a natural sweetener.

But I drink my tea unsweetened.

I am hoping I can count these as water.

Thanks a ton!
Jeanna

Ooh! I'm totally down with a water challenge. I never drink enough water, especially during the week because I'm running from meeting to meeting with barely a break. I have a big cup with a straw in the lid that I'll fill up and start carrying around with me.

Haven't been able to get to the gym in several days, I miss it. Also makes it harder to stay within my daily calories. I'm managing to do it, but man it's nice to have the buffer there just in case...
• Posts: 3,892Member Member
@MidModJenn -- I also need to hit the gym more often. It's so easy to skip it in the summer because I burn so many calories doing yard work and deep cleaning my house. However, it gets me out of the routine, and then on days when I'm not doing any of those activities, I end up going over my calorie allowance.

@jeanna-- I think you can count whatever you feel works to build good habits for you.

AFM-- As I predicted, I went way over my calories (but at least stayed under maintenance) at my friend's party yesterday. On the plus side, I drank 112 oz. of water. Today, I was slightly over calories, but I'm only going to manage 64 oz. of water (I'm working on the last 16 oz. right now).

Weight was still up a pound after the weekend in cheeseland, and this week I'm going to South Haven Tuesday through Thursday. I don't usually gain while there because we do so much walking and swimming, but I know my food and drink habits there will make it difficult to lose weight this week.

As much as it pains me to say so, I'm looking forward to the more regular schedule that the school year will bring, I do a lot less social eating and drinking when I have to go to work.

Name: Karen
Age: 49
Height: 5’7"
Highest Weight: 247
Current Weight: 196 (7/6/19)

7/6/19 = 196
7/13/19 =196
7/20/19 = 194
7/27/19 = 194
8/3/19 = 195
8/10/19 =

Water Challenge Goal:
80+ oz. each day
3/31 days (as of 8/4)

Protein at 100+ grams:
Mon 7/29 = 75
Tues 7/30 = 99
Wed 7/31 = 65
Thurs 8/1 = 96
Fri 8/2 = 102
Sat 8/3 = 91
Sun 8/4 = 104
• Posts: 82Member Member
My water goal is to hit a minimum of 50 ounces and I was at 64 today 🤗

I have a drs appointment in the morning so fingers crossed I went down at least half a pound because I’d really love to be in the 200s! I had lost 15 pounds at my last appointment and she didn’t notice 😒. I’d be at 26+ tomorrow if I lose at least half a pound at weigh in and while she’d still probably not notice, it’d make me feel good LOL
• Posts: 80Member Member
Hi everyone - just back from vacation and yep, it's reflected on the scale. Even if I didn't have a scale I would know I gained a few pounds because I always feel it in my hands (carpal tunnel issues). Lots of water to flush it all out and get back on routine. Have a great week!
• Posts: 953Member Member
Good morning everyone.

Name: Tom
Age: 61
Height: 5’10"
Highest Weight: 435 lbs.
Current Weight: 275 lbs (8/5/19)

I think I am ready to get back to 250lbs. I will work harder for this now.
Whooop! Yesterday was the first day this month I hit my water challenge. 89.6 oz.

I also had to make up a fake food to hit 1000 calories or it wouldn't let me close and log my diary. I'm coming off a week of migraines so my appetite just isn't there.

Jeanna
• Posts: 183Member Member
Wow! Looks like we've got a good group and a water challenge going on. I am jumping in! So... I lost my streak of logging in to MFP. I was at 313 or something days. Went to see my family in Colorado and lost track, gained 2 lbs but had a marvelous time.

I am getting back on the path - (Mantra: Its a journey, not a race... Its a journey, not a race...)

Thank you @HazelMayes and @skinnyjeanzbound for hoping the scale was the lower number. What a wonderful support system you all are! Well, now I'm at 189!!! Yikes. Thanking God that I came back and got right back on the program.

Name: Cyndy
Age: 62
Height: 5’3"
Highest Weight: (Oct 15, 2004) 250
Re-Start Weight (Sept 1, 2018): 221
Goal Weight 140

Jan 22 191
Jan 28 189.5
Feb 4 190.0
Feb 13 190.2
Feb 18 187.4
Feb 25 187.3
Mar 19 185.8
Mar 25 188.2
Apr 5 188.1
May 25 184.17
Jun 5 184.8
Jun 19 186.95
Jun 29 186.36
Jul 02 187.8
Jul 16 188.7
July 22 187.0 (home scale said 181.3! - can't trust it or believe that. we'll see tomorrow.)
July 23 187 -- drat, home scale was wrong - changed the batteries
Aug 6 189 - Back from Colo celebrations

Week (+/-) = +1.0
Since Re-Start = 32
Since First start = 61