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  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I empathize as I lost my dad in 2010. Grief is difficult to wade through on all levels. I hope you will continue to check in with the group.

    Edited to add my Wednesday Wish:

    I wish I could feel joy, enjoyment, and fulfillment as part of my life again. I know logically that I am setting myself up for this by making "the right" decisions now, but it'd be nice to not have to struggle for every little thing and deal with the emptiness/numbness that comes with my war on mental illness.
    edited October 2019
  • raindogmaaraindogmaa Member Posts: 202 Member Member Posts: 202 Member
    Oh @mnwalkingqueen ... much love to you! I know grief well, and it is a big emotional rollercoaster. Sending hugs!

    @MelodiousMermaid -- I hope you feel happiness and satisfaction because you are making GREAT progress on your journey... and helping all of us along the way. I am grateful for you.

  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 115 Member Member Posts: 115 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen So sorry about the loss of your father and the dysfunctional family issues. Sending prayers up for you.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,191 Member Member Posts: 1,191 Member
    Thanks everyone for the prayers and kind words.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    @holly--I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. :heart:
  • raindogmaaraindogmaa Member Posts: 202 Member Member Posts: 202 Member
    Happy Friday! Just checking in to say hi and to share that my goal is to stay on point for the 2nd weekend.... to get a good streak going. Still not much movement on the scale. I'm starting a Health and Wellness Intensive at my gym which begins Monday. Group Workouts Mon-Tue-Wed evenings with two fantastic trainers and a support group meeting on Saturday to talk about challenges, successes and goals... kinda like AA. I like the idea. Hopefully enough people sign up so that the class can happen. So far only 9 have signed up and we need 16! Hope we get enough people.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Saturday success check-in

    Goals were met (and exceeded for #s 1 and 2). Weight loss is going well too.

    My goals for last week:
    1) At least 110 g protein intake each day.
    2) Complete walks at least 1 mile and a total of 20+ minutes 5 days this week.
    3) Keep at least two days ahead in pre-planning the food diary.

    Now updated to:
    1) At least 125 g protein intake each day.
    2) Complete walks at least 1 mile and a total of 30+ minutes 6 days a week.
    3) Keep at least two days ahead in pre-planning the food diary.

    My Stats:
    5'1" Female
    Restarting weight: 252
    MFP restart weight: 242.7
    Goal weight: Originally set it at 140, though I'm wondering if I'll go that low or not- will review body scans periodically as I go to be sure I'm doing well on body fat % and don't start to lose muscle mass. My goal is to be at a healthy body fat percentage with good strength and stamina, wherever it is that I end on the scale.

    9/14/19: 240.7
    9/21/19: 238.8
    9/28/19: 234.6
    10/05/19: 230.8
  • raindogmaaraindogmaa Member Posts: 202 Member Member Posts: 202 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid -- Way to go on the Goal keeping and congrats on 10 lbs down! It is inspiring to see your progress!!!

    Today is the start of my gym's 2 month Health and Wellness Fitness Intensive. I am both excited and a little nervous. Hope I can keep up! We will have 3 group workouts a week and one support group meeting on Saturdays. IN ADDITION -- the intensive part -- we are required to strive for 60 mins of cardio per day, every day. It can be as easy as walking or dancing or swimming...or if we want to challenge ourselves we can do one of the fitness classes at the gym like aqua class (yes please), spinning (maybe) or boot camp (no thank you!).

    As for nutrition, we need to have dinner before 6pm. If we feel hungry later on, we are to make a little protein shake.

    I have been on a plateau since January.... I am hoping that this will be the ticket to break the plateau and get me going in the right direction. In anycase, I'll be in better shape for the holidays... right?

    Here's to a successful week for everyone! 😜
    edited October 2019
  • dustyspaldustyspal Member Posts: 814 Member Member Posts: 814 Member
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    @raindogmaa :
    Best of luck with your class. I forget if I saw your stats anywhere, but the last comment (about better shape) sparked my mind a bit-- recomping is where it's at! Even though I'm tiny underneath all this "stuff," I don't plan to make it to the healthy BMI category at all, or if I do, just the top of it. When I get closer to a healthy body fat percentage, I want to keep my muscle and reshape as I get stronger (not bulky, just heavier in that category). When I tried starting weightloss before (in 2017), I was really inspired by this article someone else had pointed me to: https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/female-powerlifters-meet-staci-ardison/

    Anywho, I'm sure you've likely at least heard a bit about recomp, but wanted to throw the idea out there in case you hadn't and found it to be interesting/a good match.

    Again, best of luck with your class!


    Monday check-in:

    I went to a parade with my daughter on Saturday and am currently paying the price for the extra walking and standing. I deal with chronic pain every day, but these flare-ups are something I seriously hope go away as I continue to make progress on the fat loss. I can also feel the hormones shifting today into the "bad zone." Going to keep plugging away as I can, though I might have to take it a bit easier on the walks. I'm skipping the dog walking today, and will see how the body's doing tomorrow. Best of luck to you all on your coming week.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,191 Member Member Posts: 1,191 Member
    Happy Monday
    I’m working on getting back on track...last 2 weeks have been food and no exercise hell for me. I didn’t meet goal for last month so gonna try again for this month. i am also going to add no eating past 7pm.
    @raindogmaa- glad the group session is a go. You got this and you will will be in better shape for holidays.
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 115 Member Member Posts: 115 Member
    Hello everyone. This past weekend my husband and I went on an anniversary weekend getaway. When we were dating we hiked a lot, so I booked a get away cabin (complete with hot tub) in a popular hiking area here in Ohio (Hocking Hills). We spent the day Friday hiking (over 8,000 steps for me - and I usually only average 3,000 a day) - about put me at my limit - only because my feet hurt - I wasn't tired, just couldn't stand anymore - lol. Went back and relaxed in the hot tub. Spent Saturday doing a little more hiking, but not as much. Took the long way home Sunday driving through small towns - seeing old historic buildings, etc. Maybe gained a pound with the extra eating out, but it's gone now - back to my regular foods today.

    I'm trying to add more exercise in - going for another long walk tonight.

    @raindogmaa - sounds like a great program - and I'm with you 100% on the boot camp!! Let us know how it goes. I don't eat anything after 6 and usually don't eat breakfast before 10am. That gives me 16 hours of fasting, which for me, is good. I also find I eat less (my "breakfast" becomes my early lunch).
  • dustyspaldustyspal Member Posts: 814 Member Member Posts: 814 Member
    @sweeetypie1. Happy to hear you had a nice anniversary weekend. Hiking is a great way to get some exercise! And I am with you on eating a late breakfast. I do that on weekends and I also don't eat after 6:00 unless a family get-together has us eating late. But then I go to bed early and wake early, so I don't want it sitting on my stomach at bedtime.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid -- thanks for the protein tips! I eat a lot of eggs, cottage cheese, and meat as my meals--what I find difficult is finding high protein snacks. I love nuts, but they are so calorie heavy that I don't like to eat too many. As I shopped this weekend, I looked for protein bars that were lower in carbs, and the best I could find were Health Warrior Chia bars. I wish I liked protein powder shakes/smoothies, but I tend to find them unsatisfying and dislike the texture.

    @sweeetypie1 --sounds like a great trip!!

    @cyndy--can't wait to hear how your new class goes!

    @holly-- give yourself time to get back on track. Loss of a loved one and the grief it brings has a powerful impact on our day to day lives. :heart: I didn't quite make my exercise goal last month, so I'm going to repeat it as well.

    AFM--Wow, I've really gotten off track logging my food. I went to a friend's birthday party Saturday--glad I skipped dinner because the snacks there were amazing. I didn't overindulge too much, but I also didn't even attempt to log. She then brought all of the leftovers to work yesterday, which meant a lot of small tastes that I also neglected to log.

    I'm moving towards keto, but I found I still have way too many healthy, but higher carb foods in my house, so this week I'm using up all of my Lean Cuisine lunches, fudge pops, and ramen cups, so they won't tempt me when I make the switch. I've started stocking up and changing over to low carb snacks, but I'm still not on the keto plan yet.

    Today I went to the gym for the first time since before my trip to California, and it felt good to get back on the treadmill. My feet had been in bad shape from all of the walking/standing at the festival, but they held up fine for my 30 minutes run today. I plan to run again Thursday and Saturday to meet this week's goal.

    I had to switch my stats age to 50. That made me wince a bit.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    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 = 195
    8/17/19 = 195
    8/24/19 = 195
    8/31/19 = 194
    9/7/19 = 196
    9/14/19 = 196
    9/22/19 = 196
    9/28/19 = 195
    10/4/19 = 196

    Exercise Challenge Goal:
    Gym visit or run outside 3 times/week
    10/6 - 10/12 = 1/3
    10/13 - 10/19 = x/3
    10/20 - 10/26 = x/3
    10/27 - 11/2 = x/3
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,191 Member Member Posts: 1,191 Member
    Thursday Truth- I have not logged all week and made some really bad choices. I have gained 6lb in 3 weeks guess I’m not handling family stress well. I will get back on track.
    @Karen- I hope the music festival was fun.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    @holly-- the festival was a lot of fun, but it was physically exhausting. It was a very effective reminder that I was celebrating turning FIFTY!! LOL! Sending you lots of hugs and support--don't beat yourself up about the small gain; it's completely understandable. And yes, you will get back on track because you are one strong lady!!
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Saturday success check-in

    Goals 1 and 2 were met. Struggling with hormone (cycle) fluctuations and having a not-so-great week in my mind. I know I'm losing fat, because the macros tell me so, but the number on the scale, of course, is inflated with water weight, so no "loss" to report this week. I'm going to keep my goals the same for the coming week.

    My goals for last week:
    1) At least 125 g protein intake each day.
    2) Complete walks at least 1 mile and a total of 30+ minutes 6 days a week.
    3) Keep at least two days ahead in pre-planning the food diary.

    My Stats:
    5'1" Female
    Restarting weight: 252
    MFP restart weight: 242.7
    Goal weight: Originally set it at 140, though I'm wondering if I'll go that low or not- will review body scans periodically as I go to be sure I'm doing well on body fat % and don't start to lose muscle mass. My goal is to be at a healthy body fat percentage with good strength and stamina, wherever it is that I end on the scale.

    9/14/19: 240.7
    9/21/19: 238.8
    9/28/19: 234.6
    10/05/19: 230.8
    10/12/19: 231.0
  • dustyspaldustyspal Member Posts: 814 Member Member Posts: 814 Member
    Got my walk in between the rain. Actually, I had to take cover under a few trees a couple times for it at slow down, but I did my 4 1/2 miles! The scale continue to be my friend as the numbers keep dropping. Down 46pounds since.my restart, down about 75 from my highest. Still have about 110 to go, so I'm nowhere near done, but I'll get there. hope everyone is doing well and seeing losses. Have a good week!😎
  • raindogmaaraindogmaa Member Posts: 202 Member Member Posts: 202 Member
    Hi Everyone! Thanks for the great encouragement about the workout/weigh loss intensive.

    Today starts week #2. Well, I can tell you that it was not easy last week. I survived!

    Monday was in the weight room... not too bad.
    2nd night I did my 60 minutes cardio right before the class which was in the gym at my fitness club. That was HARD! We did a lot of core work and leg work. My feet and toes kept cramping up. I seriously thought that the intensive might be too intense for me.
    3rd night -- I did 30 minutes cardio before the class. I went into the class a little apprehensive but ended up having a terrific workout and I felt strong.

    We get weighed in today, but typically my weight goes up the first week of working out hard. Fingers crossed that it is a good report!
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    @cyndy-- glad to hear the class is going well. Sounds like maybe 60 minutes of cardio dehydrated you too much before the core workout? I also sometimes see my weight go up when I start a new workout routine, but I'm crossing my fingers for you anyways. :)

    @dustyspal --Yay for a friendly scale!! Mine is my perpetual frenemy... LOL

    @MelodiousMermaid -- I also don't have a set end weight. My dream is to make it to a size 8 because I've never worn single digits as an adult. However, I have no idea what weight I would need to be to make it to that point.

    AFM-- Nothing new to report. I made my workout goal for last week, and I'm still enjoying getting back into the running. I started back at a 5 mph pace and have increased now to 5.4. My short term goal is to get back to being able to sustain a 5.7 pace for more than a few minutes. I would also like to be able to run an entire 5k again without a walking break. Right now, I'm running 8-10 minutes and then walking for 2-3, so it's not completely unrealistic to think I might be able to run my entire Thanksgiving turkey trot.

    I was off of work today, so I went out to lunch and shopping with a friend. Tonight I'm food prepping for the week--I'm going to finally take the dive into keto starting tomorrow. Wish me luck!

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (7/6/19)

    8/31/19 = 194
    9/7/19 = 196
    9/14/19 = 196
    9/22/19 = 196
    9/28/19 = 195
    10/4/19 = 196
    10/12/19 = 196

    Exercise Challenge Goal:
    Gym visit or run outside 3 times/week
    10/6 - 10/12 = 3/3
    10/13 - 10/19 = 1/3
    10/20 - 10/26 = x/3
    10/27 - 11/2 = x/3
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