Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    Happy Firday!!
    I will try to meal plan Sun - Fri again this week. It mostly worked well last week. I have way more veggies than I can imagine eating before they spoil.
  • Chica7677
    Chica7677 Posts: 4 Member
    Hi. Happy Friday😁. I have made the mistake of buying too many veggies before. You live and you learn. I don't meal prep, but I just started this past week meal planning. I just made sure to buy what I needed for my meals only and nothing else. It's a great way to save money and not have stuff that I don't need to be eating in the house. When I am tempted to buy something at the store, I remind myself that everything I need is already at the house.
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Saturday Check-In

    So I went ahead and cut to the chase on the arms/hands thing I've had going on and went to an ortho. I am pending an MRI and ...EMG...? Don't recall what it was, but it will test to see where I'm getting interference in my nerves.

    Got a small cyclical hormonal boost this week, but it is nothing compared to the feeling I've gotten in the past. I am pretty sure that the continued sleep issues are still in play, though I've mitigated a large chunk of the issue by starting to figure out how to work around this nerve/whatever else issue. I hope we can get the testing done soon. Waiting for a call from the Dr's office, as they have to play "jump through the insurance hoops" to get authorization.

    I covered the fundamentals and goals 1, 2, and 4. I'm putting practicing on hold now, as the hands/arms issue is getting aggravated by practicing too. I will practice enough to cover what I need to play for church, but hold off on everything else until things start to settle down with the issue. Slower overall losses now than before (this week has a bit of a boost from loss of hormonal water weight), but between where I'm at in my head and physically... meh, whatever. Not going up, so that's what counts in the end.

    On the upside, this weekend is worse than last, weather-wise, but instead of throwing in the exercise towel, I've gotten 5,000+ steps and some exercise while staying in the house, using Wii Fit for the low intensity exercise.

    Sorry to not be chattier, but that's about where I'm at this week. I'll try to give conversing more on things a go when I feel I've got a bit more in me.

    My plan:

    Current "foundational macros":

    Protein:
    All days: >=130 grams/day

    Carbs:
    Rest days: 40-50 grams/day
    Strength Training: >=150 grams/day (will be timed around/during training for the most part)

    Fat:
    Rest days: >=45 grams/day
    Strength Training: 15-25 grams/day (will be mostly EFA (essential fatty acid) supplementation)

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,105 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Deficit: <2,818 kcal/day
    4) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,200 kcal deficit)

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2-3 days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): >=3 days/week (short sessions for now)
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=30 min, 6 days/week (on hold due to arms)
    4) Caloric deficit (50+ kcal under): >=6 days/week

    My Stats:

    5'1" Female
    Restarting weight: 252
    MFP restart weight: 242.7
    Original goal: 140 lbs
    Current goal: 21.5% body fat (currently estimated at 140 lbs). Aiming to be at this point by 2020/12/05.

    2020/01/04: 194.7
    2020/01/11: 192.0
    2020/01/18: 189.4

    2019 Progress
    2019/09/14: 240.7
    2019/09/21: 238.8
    2019/09/28: 234.6
    2019/10/05: 230.8
    2019/10/12: 231.0
    2019/10/19: 226.9
    2019/10/26: 223.8
    2019/11/01: 219.6
    2019/11/09: 215.6
    2019/11/16: 212.7
    2019/11/23: 209.2
    2019/11/30: 203.9
    2019/12/07: 201.3
    2019/12/17: 199.7
    2019/12/21: 196.7
    2019/12/28: 197.3 (Planned maintenance break)
  • Teerai
    Teerai Posts: 243 Member
    lisat2463 wrote: »
    New member here. Up and down....up to 242....lots of health problems but going to lose this weight and see if it heals a lot of my sick feelings!!!

    Look forward to this journey!

    Welcome!
    Totally relate to those sick feelings.
    Losing weight helped those for me as I minimized and changed my diet.

  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    Just checking in:

    Went to the gym today first time since MN cold set in. It felt so good. planned most of my meals this week at least breakfast and lunch. Dinner not so much for not sure what veggies will last.

    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    Wednesday Wish:
    I wish that I was better at meal planning. I stated last week I bought to many veggies and they are going bad on me😕. However, with meal planning I don’t think about food so much 🙂.
    I also wish I could find substitute for soda. Popcorn is a staple in my house and it is the only food item I have to have soda with.
  • 2horsestoride
    2horsestoride Posts: 37 Member
    Wednesday Wish:
    I wish that I was better at meal planning. I stated last week I bought to many veggies and they are going bad on me😕. However, with meal planning I don’t think about food so much 🙂.
    I also wish I could find substitute for soda. Popcorn is a staple in my house and it is the only food item I have to have soda with.

    Have you tried Hint water? I love the blackberry flavor. No sugar, no calories, not seltzer (which I hate.).
  • blessedwith3boys
    blessedwith3boys Posts: 136 Member
    Starting over today. Happy to be here.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    @2horsestoride- I have tried hint but not enough flavor to have with popcorn.
    @blessedwith3boys- happy you are here

    For me I went to gym two days this week and walked outside two days so far. I also stuck to my planned meals all days except for monday dinner.
  • sweeetypie1
    sweeetypie1 Posts: 121 Member
    Now that the holidays are over, we are trying to eat more veggies and fruit and less processed foods. I bought a load of veggies at Aldi's yesterday, had a delicious half sandwich (multi-grain bread with hummus and veggies for lunch). Oatmeal for breakfast with fruit. More veggies at lunch and dinner. Scale up a little this morning (I weigh myself on Fridays) but not unexpected. Hope you all are doing well.

    1/24 - 250.2

  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Saturday Check-In

    Got a nice little whoosh this week, which helped a bit to push forward. Fighting for every bit of it, though. Have been forcing myself to eat most of the week, but have been able to get it done since I know I'd probably be fighting the other kind of intake battle if I didn't.

    I find myself regretting joining that challenge at the gym. I've managed to reawaken an old lower back injury (it's always been there, but I haven't aggravated it enough for it to be a major issue for a long time). Now I'm off compound lifting until that's leveled out. Planks were the daily physical challenge this last week that aggravated it.

    I've compensated for this by moving to a basic strength training regimen using machines that isolate specific muscles/groups. To be honest, I do not enjoy it, but hopefully it will help me avoid muscle atrophy as much as possible as well as avoiding further potential aggravation/injury until it's quieted down again.

    So walking, very short rowing, and limited strength training is the current training picture, along with managed intake. I know it will get the job done, so will keep trying to fight for it. Stuck in Eeyore mode mentally and physically, but trying.

    All commitments and goals (with noted limitations) met this week.

    My plan:

    Current "foundational macros":

    Protein:
    All days: >=130 grams/day

    Carbs:
    Rest days: 40-50 grams/day
    Strength Training: >=150 grams/day (most timed around/during training)

    Fat:
    Rest days: >=45 grams/day
    Strength Training: 25-45 grams/day
    To include 10 grams EFAs all days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,125 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Deficit: <2,742 kcal/day
    4) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,200 kcal deficit)

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2-3 days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): >=3 days/week (short sessions for now)
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=30 min, 6 days/week (on hold due to nerve issues)
    4) Caloric deficit (50+ kcal under): >=6 days/week

    My Stats:

    5'1" Female
    Restarting weight: 252
    MFP restart weight: 242.7
    Original goal: 140 lbs
    Current goal: 21.5% body fat (currently estimated at 140 lbs). Aiming to be at this point by 2020/12/05.

    2020 Progress
    2020/01/04: 194.7
    2020/01/11: 192.0
    2020/01/18: 189.4
    2020/01/15: 185.4

    2019 Progress
    2019/09/14: 240.7
    2019/09/21: 238.8
    2019/09/28: 234.6
    2019/10/05: 230.8
    2019/10/12: 231.0
    2019/10/19: 226.9
    2019/10/26: 223.8
    2019/11/01: 219.6
    2019/11/09: 215.6
    2019/11/16: 212.7
    2019/11/23: 209.2
    2019/11/30: 203.9
    2019/12/07: 201.3
    2019/12/17: 199.7
    2019/12/21: 196.7
    2019/12/28: 197.3 (Planned maintenance break)

    @mnwalkingqueen : Looks like you're making some progress. Congrats on getting back to the gym and planning.

    @sweeetypie1 : Isn't Aldi's a blessing? I have to admit I don't know what I'd do if they weren't in my town. Well, I do, I guess... It would be a lot more boring/bland and a lot harder to stick to in the long run.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,935 Member
    @Helenatrandom --Welcome back!!

    @holly- I also struggle to eat veggies--especially leafy greens--before they spoil. It also doesn't help when the grocery store sells veggies that are on their last leg, and it's sometimes hard to tell with the plastic packaging until you get it home an open it. I can't stand slimy arugula or spinach! As for the macros, I'm right there with you. I'm rarely successful at meeting protein, carbs, and fat in one day, so I tend to focus on protein and staying under my overall allowance. It's also tricky when your fats are good fats--like from salmon or avocado, or when sugars are from fruit vs. cookies. Because of that, I tend to not worry too much about meeting all as long as I know what I'm eating is nutritious.

    @sweeetypie1 --Yeah, the holidays were rough, and I am admittedly taking longer than usual to get back on track. I'll have a few really good days, and then I get off track. Or I do really well all day at work, and then I come home to a not so healthy dinner my hubs prepared.

    @MelodiousMermaid -- sorry to hear about your back issues. I also had to stop compound lifting years ago due to shoulder injuries. Like you, I really don't enjoy "machine" lifting, so I'm very sporadic with my strength training. I long for the days when I could do deadlifts and squats.

    AFM--The tooth ended up needing a root canal which I got last saturday. Surpisingly, it wasn't painful during or after. I now have a temporary crown and will get the permanent next saturday.

    Haven't been to the gym in ages, but honestly, I don't feel too guilty because I'm spending all of my spare time cleaning and packing up the house, so we can put some things in storage and put the house on the market. Our goal is to start showing in in March. Our realtor seems confident that we will sell fairly quickly--we meet with her Wed. to sign the contract to work with her.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (1/4/20)

    1/4/20 = 196
    1/11/20 = 193
    1/18/20 = 193
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member

    @Karen- glad to know I’m not the only one that struggles with marcos. Glad things sounded good with the house.
    @sweeetypie1- Holidays were hard for me this year too. I’m just like you with veggie stocking up.
    @melodiousmermaid- sorry to hear about back pain.

    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Don't want to derail the thread, but needed to post, so I decided to make a blog post. It is relevant to my posts here, so I thought I'd drop the link to it for your reference.

    https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/MelodiousMermaid/view/need-to-get-out-of-my-head-977945

    Hope everyone's week is going well.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid - I read your blog and want you to know that your a strong person, you are headed in the right direction and you encourage others without even knowing it. You encouraged me with seening all your goals.

    AFM:
    I planned all meals again this week. Had to make some tweak when veggies were rotten.
    I went to gym Sunday and walked Riley yesterday and today (not same calorie burn but bonding time). Also proud to say only ate fast food once since restarting. Hard to argue with 3.5 yr old when she only wants frosty and burger. I am glad her choice didn’t derail me I was super worried it would.
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid - I read your blog and want you to know that your a strong person, you are headed in the right direction and you encourage others without even knowing it. You encouraged me with seening all your goals.

    AFM:
    I planned all meals again this week. Had to make some tweak when veggies were rotten.
    I went to gym Sunday and walked Riley yesterday and today (not same calorie burn but bonding time). Also proud to say only ate fast food once since restarting. Hard to argue with 3.5 yr old when she only wants frosty and burger. I am glad her choice didn’t derail me I was super worried it would.

    Thank you. I'm still kind of waffling on hitting the brakes, but might try to finish this week up and then time my break with my worst week of the month. And make it a mini-break, where I will still get a small walk and/or weight lifting in, but closer to minimum than full throttle. A solution I've also come up with is that I need to wait until Sunday to lock anything in. I know I'm not in the best mindset today to be making a choice like that.

    After reading about your produce issues, I thought I'd chime in. I'm not sure what your week usually looks like for errands/grocery shopping, but I've found that for fresh things (especially if they're not usually kept "in stock" at home and used by everyone) I am better off shopping at least twice per week. This also helps to salvage some fridge "real estate" which can be a real trial sometimes. I swear I'm gonna get one of those super huge fridges someday. Someday.

    Something else that has helped a bit is timing my planning with grocery ads. Some things I can plan because of regular ingredients that I always keep on hand, but at least a few times per week I try to get a little variety. My grocery ads run Wednesday through Tuesday, so if I'm planning more than a day ahead, I try not to go beyond Wednesday until I've seen the ads. Depending on the produce and store in question, this can also help with freshness, as more is going out and thus new coming in at the store.

    Anyway, hope that might help. I'll check back in here on Saturday as normal, though perhaps I'll do more of a summary and make blog posts as needed. I do admit to being overly verbose at times.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid- thanks for the planning advice. I think smaller trips for produce would be best. I also think that I got super excited to plan better meals that I over bought also. I had enough food for family of 4 when I’m a family of 1. I also bought at Sam’s Club which was a lot. It was good for fish, shrimp and eggs but not produce.

    Wednesday Wish:
    Wishing Riley continues to do good behavior wise so we could foster or adopt a new friend.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,935 Member
    Just a quick check in:

    Signed paperwork with realtor this afternoon--hubby is a little freaked at "how fast things are moving." He will get over it and adjust, but he's about the least spontaneous person I know, so this is stressful for him.

    Food has been the same--making good choices sporadically. Just enough to keep from gaining, but no progress with losing weight. Today we had our monthly "themed" lunch, and it was grilled cheese and tomato soup. I brought low-carb bread, then proceeded to eat two sandwiches and some chips and some fritos and then after an all-protein and veggie dinner, I caved and ate some risotto. Needless to say, I'm over calories today. Tomorrow I will start again.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (1/4/20)

    1/4/20 = 196
    1/11/20 = 193
    1/18/20 = 193
    1/25/20 = 193
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Slowing down. I just can't muster the care to keep pushing. I think part of it is that challenge I joined pushing me to do bigger workouts, which is 1) aggravating my body/issues/injuries, and 2) messing with my appetite levels, as it runs into higher heart rate territories. This is part of the reason I'd committed to LISS (low intensity steady state) exercise. The other part is the standard hormonal fluctuations and such.

    I'm going to try some foundational yoga this next week to see how my body does/doesn't agree. Over time, I'm hoping to see some improvement in functionality/mobility through doing it.

    Regarding my intake, I have not made my decision on it completely, and I am still making myself wait until tomorrow to really commit, but I think I'm going to stay on the same road for planning and take things as they go. I've had a few times this week where I had to recalibrate as the day has gone. I'm not getting much support at home, especially where it concerns intake.

    I'm going to try to keep from stopping altogether, but where exactly things will land I don't know. We'll see next week.

    My plan:
    Current "foundational macros":

    Protein:
    All days: >=130 grams/day

    Carbs:
    Rest days: 40-50 grams/day
    Strength Training: >=150 grams/day (most timed around/during training)

    Fat:
    Rest days: >=45 grams/day
    Strength Training: 25-45 grams/day
    To include 10 grams EFAs all days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,150 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Deficit: <2,666 kcal/day
    4) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,200 kcal deficit)

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2-3 days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): >=3 days/week (short sessions for now)
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=30 min, 6 days/week (on hold due to nerve issues)
    4) Caloric deficit (50+ kcal under): >=6 days/week

    My Stats:

    5'1" Female
    Restarting weight: 252
    MFP restart weight: 242.7
    Original goal: 140 lbs
    Current goal: 21.5% body fat (currently estimated at 140 lbs). Aiming to be at this point by 2020/12/05.

    2020 Progress
    2020/01/04: 194.7
    2020/01/11: 192.0
    2020/01/18: 189.4
    2020/01/25: 185.4
    2020/02/01: 184.1

    2019 Progress
    2019/09/14: 240.7
    2019/09/21: 238.8
    2019/09/28: 234.6
    2019/10/05: 230.8
    2019/10/12: 231.0
    2019/10/19: 226.9
    2019/10/26: 223.8
    2019/11/01: 219.6
    2019/11/09: 215.6
    2019/11/16: 212.7
    2019/11/23: 209.2
    2019/11/30: 203.9
    2019/12/07: 201.3
    2019/12/17: 199.7
    2019/12/21: 196.7
    2019/12/28: 197.3 (Planned maintenance break)

  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,278 Member
    Well 2 bad dinner choices and only walking dog for exercise made it so there was no loss this week. This is where I get discouraged for 2 bad choices derailed my progress.
    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
    2/1/20= 262.3