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  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Did yoga two days in a row then rested. Eating was better this week.
    Welcome @timnsara617

    1/24 - 250.2
    2/17 - 253/2
    221 - 250.4
    edited February 22
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,182Member Member Posts: 1,182Member Member
    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
    2/15/20=260.9
    2/22/20= 261.8

    AFM:
    Weather was nice so was able to get outside this weekend. I also planned out my meals again this week. I went to the gym tonight.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,182Member Member Posts: 1,182Member Member
    Well the nice weather is arriving here in MN. Walked the dog outside for last 3 days. I planned my meals again this week. I had some blood work done and everything is good except for my blood pressure has been high for a year so doctor put me on a medication for now.

    Update:
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
    2/15/20=260.9
    2/22/20= 261.8
    2/28/20= 258.0
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    @mnwalkingqueen - looking good on the weight loss. Keep it up!
  • pslanskypslansky Posts: 17Member, Premium Member Posts: 17Member, Premium Member
    This thread looks so positive and supportive, glad I found it, new to MFP communities. 6’4 male, 335 down to 315. Have been to 260 before and ready to get back there and below. -500 calories below BMR today and 3,000 steps (have back injury that caused foot drop so 3,000 is actually a good day, average about 2,000 during week and maybe 5,000 cutting grass on weekend). More updates to follow!
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Struggling - haven't really lost any weight for a while.
  • pslanskypslansky Posts: 17Member, Premium Member Posts: 17Member, Premium Member
    @sweetypie1 I know that feeling all too well. Sometimes it’s all I can do to get through my week, much less worry about losing weight. You, and your body, will do the best it can. I found that when I accept that thought I can focus on doing better instead of beating myself up. Some weeks it’s get more sleep, some weeks it’s drink more water, most weeks it’s just don’t gain weight much less lose weight. I count those weeks as a win too!
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Posts: 222Member Member Posts: 222Member Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Welcome to the new people. I'm on the struggle bus right now along with you all.

    Short version: It's been a whirlwind of family drama, exhaustion, and more over the last several weeks. I've been lurking, but haven't been motivated to check in due to multiple factors. Will probably be getting back into a routine this coming week and have updated targets/commitments/goals such that they are all at a level I can be accountable for.

    Longer version
    Honestly, there is so much more I could write, but I am so tired. Life-ing has been hard these last several weeks.

    My stepfather is currently at Mayo Clinic. He has coded several times, and has had two heart surgeries. Progress has been up and down, and as of last night went into another downswing, though I've been instructed to stay home for now rather than hit the road again to go out and support my mom and stepfather. Drama has also increased to the home with support issues from my family. I'm trying to accept their decisions for what they are, but it is very disheartening/frustrating/disappointing.

    My pain levels are very escalated right now due to a lot of driving and some nights of poor sleep/poor sleeping position. I got home Thursday night and am just trying to get back into something resembling normal. A couple of nights of good sleep have seen me to an improved level, but there is still plenty of improvement to make.

    My mental health has been all over the place. In the immediate moment of emergency, I was able to stand in as needed for support for the family, but pushed myself so hard I got to the point where I seriously considered whether or not I needed to check myself in. A medication shift during this time has NOT been helpful either, but I'm getting through well enough now. I don't think the new med is a good match, but will give it a few more days before starting that conversation with my psychiatrist.

    I let go of my macros, commitments, and goals during this time. That probably didn't really help me, in hindsight. If I need to go and support again, I will be better preparing so I can loosen up (maintenance-ish kcal levels), but still get what I need at least for protein without going way over. And will hopefully avoid binge eating, which I slipped on as well.

    The setback/derailment, fatigue/exhaustion, and all the drama have me at a point where I'm once again at war for every bite, sip, and step. I've moved to daily goals on my newsfeed for better accountability while I'm attempting to get things back in line. Hopefully I will meet/exceed them as needed to meet my goals here.

    This derailment, combined with slower-than-anticipated losses in the earlier months, has brought me to the point where I have decided I need to let go of a goal I had set. When I started and forecasted back in September, it seemed as though I would have been able to get out of the 160s by my birthday, which is March 31st. Around the new year, I resigned myself to the likelihood that it would be more like "making it into the 160s" by my birthday. And now? Nope. I'm pretty sure that my weight is pretty close to true right now at 181.2. If I were to make it into the 160s, it would only be due to a combination of water weight and glycogen loss, and that is not something I could celebrate. It is deeply disappointing to acknowledge/accept this.

    As much as I want to get 2+ pounds of fat torched each week, I don't think I can mentally handle that. I am trying my best to accept that I might not see much change in the near future and to try to let go of making anything other than daily commitments in that regard. I do want to have my trending numbers solidly in the 170s by the end of the month. Solidly would mean at 179.0 or lower.

    If I can get myself back into a groove going forward, I think I'd like to try a special program for maintaining/increasing strength/muscle while focusing on fat loss. This last ten pounds did well in that regard (scan reading showed muscle mass at a small overall increase), but I want to see if I can get things locked in at a good level. If I try it and have anything of note to offer for insight, I will write about it later.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: 143 grams
    Carbs: 25 grams
    Fat: 45 grams

    Fat to include 10 grams EFAs all days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,075 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Single-day deficit limit: 2,500 kcal
    4) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,100 kcal deficit)

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters >=3 days/week
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    70 lb 5x5 (2020/02/27)

    Overhead Press:
    50 lb (2020/02/27)

    Deadlift:
    45 lb (on hold)

    Bench Press:
    45 lb (on hold)

    Barbell Rows:
    45 lb (on hold)
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,182Member Member Posts: 1,182Member Member
    @Sweeetypie1- keep your head up you can do this. Remember weight loss isn’t the only benefit 😉
    @pslankys-Welcome. I like this group for most of struggle with the same issues. Great to interact with those who understand.
    @MelodiousMermaid- We all have struggles. You know your self the best but remember you matter too. Family drama usually derails me, so I have distanced myself from it for now.

    AFM:
    MN weather has been great!! Me and Riley (dog) walked for 5 hours this weekend. It felt wonderful but my body is feeling it. We did 2 hrs Saturday and 2.5 hrs Sunday.
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Thanks for the encouragement. I know some of you are struggling also. Praying for us all.

    Today I plan to log all of my meals BEFORE I eat them. I also plan to go for a short walk this afternoon - temperatures here in OH will be 60 today, and sunny. Snow coming again this weekend, so will take advantage of the nice day today.

    1/24 - 250.2
    2/17 - 253/2
    2/21 - 250.4
    3/9 - 250.0
    edited March 9
  • pslanskypslansky Posts: 17Member, Premium Member Posts: 17Member, Premium Member
    @sweetypie1 I like the logging BEFORE eating idea you mention. I’ve been doing something similar where in the morning I’ll log in a few things I know I’m going to eat later, like snacks for the ride home after work, or alcoholic drinks I’m planning for the upcoming evening. I can’t seem to plan meals as much, but at least this way throughout the day I know how many calories I have “available” as snacking options pop-up, or the office folks make spontaneous lunch plans and order food. Some days I’ve got enough calorie reserve to have a cookie when the sales reps drop by and some days I don’t if I know my wife is making spaghetti that night or I’m planning a couple drinks. Can’t always stick to the plan but it sure seems to help.
  • pslanskypslansky Posts: 17Member, Premium Member Posts: 17Member, Premium Member

    I like the weight posting lists everyone does, but this visual is what really get’s me motivated... thanks MFP App!

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  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Posts: 222Member Member Posts: 222Member Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Short version: Family member in Mayo is starting to come around well enough to be put in a regular room instead of CICU now. I'm hardcore struggling with intake. Thinking of trying a different eating program while I'm trying for deficits to see if I can improve adherence. Weight is up, and I truthfully can't blame all of it on hormones now. Pandemic Panic shouldn't set me back, but med situation is already doing so.

    Good news? Primary lifts are all back in service, will be trying to increase every couple of weeks pending good form. Going to take it slow, even though it will likely result in slower ability progression/gains, because I want to be very certain of good form. It did feel good to get all of the Big 5 going again.

    Commitment adherence: all commitments met
    Macro adherence: need to work on protein a bit
    Goals: Met 1 and 2, only practiced one time so 3 was missed, and 4 was purposefully set aside until the coming Wednesday.

    Longer version
    Even though I did not super-restrict, I started binging again. I have been struggling terribly to get things back under some semblance of control. I don't know what's going on -- if it's psychological, physiological... Probably realistically a combination of both.

    I tried to switch to an intentional maintenance level to see if that could help, but it hasn't. For the sake of getting what I can out of this, I'm going to stay at (or if I must, above) maintenance for a few more days to get resets of what hormones I can (refeed/diet break physiology), then I'm going to try a different deficit regimen to see if that can help me get back on track. In theory it should also help with muscle building/retention, so we'll see. I won't bother with much in regards to details there unless I have good success to report after at least 4 weeks.

    I am so disappointed in what's been going on. I realize that it's at least partially outside of my control, as I literally have been losing control, so am trying to recognize that for what it is and not beat myself down (at least not more than I do regularly). It's still so hard to see where I could have been, but now will not be. Trying to do what I can to let that go, but it's easier said than done.

    Thankfully, other than rowing and strength training goals, the Pandemic Panic will not affect things for me. The weather is (most days) tolerable enough that I can exercise outside of the gym. I still prefer the treadmill on days where I'm working on increasing my speed though. So between that and the needs, I will be needing the gym. Fortunately, the gym I'm with has several locations of varying sizes, so when the big ones were shut down temporarily to comply with government requests to limit large meeting areas, I still have the option of several small satellite locations. I'm still a bit grumpy over the loss of my preferred location, but will make do.

    Regarding the family situation at home (lack of support), I'm getting by. I did manage to avoid a "nuclear blowup" at my husband, which I am counting as the major victory it truly is. I wouldn't say things are OK by any stretch, but I am again making do. It will be a bit more trying over the next week or two as the kiddo is off school (forced closure for all schools for a minimum of one week per gov't), large stuff is closed, including church, and such, but hopefully will make it through without major incident.

    I don't think this new med is going to work out that the psych had me try. I'll be communicating with her to let her know the issues I've had with it/changes in daily function since starting, and will see what she says. I'm sure my struggles (intake/mental/physical) since starting the trial are not all attributable to the medication only, but at the same time, there is a marked change in my ability to fight urges and I'm feeling a lot more drained and melancholy (which is saying something, as I'm generally a very melancholy person, especially within the confines of my head). Not sure where things will go from here, but something needs to give, especially if I'm going to keep trying to "tick the boxes" that I have been doing to work toward better health.

    I honestly just feel like curling into a ball, snuggling with my puppy, and saying screw the world. I might do that a bit today and tomorrow, but will try to at least get a mile or two of walking in both days.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: 143 grams
    Carbs: 25 grams
    Fat: 45 grams

    Fat to include 10 grams EFAs all days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,075 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Single-day deficit limit: 2,500 kcal
    4) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,100 kcal deficit)

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters >=3 days/week
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    70 lb 5x5 (2020/02/27)

    Overhead Press:
    50 lb 5x5 (2020/02/27)

    Deadlift:
    65 lb 4x5 (2020/03/09)

    Bench Press:
    45 lb 5x5 (2020/03/09)

    Barbell Rows:
    65 lb 5x5 (2020/03/09)

    Hope things are going well for others. @mnwalkingqueen is right that it's not just about getting the scale to move in the desired direction. I am trying really hard to remember that. @sweeetypie1 hope the pre-logging has been helpful for you. I know it has helped me mitigate some of the damage I've been doing over this last few weeks. Of course, sometimes finding accurate information to enter can be a bit of a struggle too.

    I'm thankful that spring is starting to come around more days than not. I've gotten the dog out for several walks this month now, and have taken some of my walking outdoors.
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    I really need to stop stress eating - though I don't feel like I'm overeating, the scale keeps going up. It's all this stress - and not just the virus stuff - I'm not panicking - but having everyone home is just adding to my stress level. I hear my son complaining all day long how awful this is that he can't go and work out at the gym - which I understand when you are use to working out every day and you miss it - but we're all making sacrifices here. And work is just plan stressful this time of year for me, it always is but stress on stress on stress - ugh. I started exercising more to compensate and drinking more water.

    Glad to hear everyone is doing ok and if you are not, I pray you will be soon.
    edited March 20
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,182Member Member Posts: 1,182Member Member
    Hope everyone is staying safe. I’m going a little stir crazy. I usually am emotional eater but I learned this week when bored I am eating more. It is one thing to stay home by choice vs no choice.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Posts: 222Member Member Posts: 222Member Member
    Saturday Check-in

    A day late. Good news: I haven't topped 190.

    Commitment adherence: Did not meet the exercise commitment.
    Macro adherence: Really should start working on kcals and protein.
    Goals: None met.

    Longer version
    I trained once this week. It was a good session, but then headed out to the out-of-state hospital my stepfather is at to support him and my mother. Could've gotten good walking in if I'd had a better attitude. Intended to exercise at the hotel I stayed at, but the (quite small, low capacity and easy to clean) room was closed due to governor's orders. After that I took a "whatever, I don't care" attitude, because honestly I've just had enough of this, that, and the other thing. Out of spoons, so to speak.

    I need to start logging reliably tomorrow, regardless of the intake decisions I've made. After the last 2 days which included about 14-15 hours of travel, I've been off track for logging at all. This snack, that snack, etc. over the trip and I just do not remember what all I've eaten.

    Really not dealing with things well mentally/emotionally. Topping off the whole bit is that the hospital decided to ban all visitors unless it's extraordinary circumstances, which essentially means new life or end of life. Even though my stepfather has bounced back to the ICU for a FOURTH time, with various indicators looking not very good at all (mind you he's had multiple issues and three surgeries over the last 5 weeks, and has gone code blue at least 3 times that I know of), no visitors. My mom was kicked out, even though she'd been there for about 30 days, and had been at the local hospital with him before that.

    It's really the icing on the cake at this point. I'm not sure what to say other than I'm "safe" (as in don't require hospitalization to physically save me from myself). Oh yeah, and we're dealing with ANOTHER med trial/change for me (mental health medication). Just ready to curl up with my puppies, sleep a lot, maybe play some video games or watch a few shows. More just the first two, not sure I care enough for either of the latter at this point.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: 143 grams
    Carbs: 25 grams
    Fat: 45 grams

    Fat to include 10 grams EFAs all days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,075 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,100 kcal deficit)
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters >=3 days/week
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9
    2020/03/22: 189.8

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    75 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Overhead Press:
    55 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Deadlift:
    75 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Bench Press:
    55 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Barbell Rows:
    75 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    @sweeetypie1 : I hear you on the stress. Hope that focusing on increased burn and water intake bring you where you want to be.

    @mnwalkingqueen : Definitely relate on being stir crazy, especially where it's not by choice. Safe in the most basic sense of the word here. Hope things improve for you.
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    ok. I think the family is over the hype, trying to get back to as close to normal as we can while adjusting to staying at home. baking less, eating less and walking more because it's the only thing we're allowed to do. Weather is warming up (OH) so that helps. Hope everyone is doing ok.
  • Jax_GrimJax_Grim Posts: 42Member Member Posts: 42Member Member
    My journey so far to lose up to 120

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  • mebenfiemebenfie Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    These past two weeks have been awful. I have felt lost not being able to go to the gym. Made poor choices at the grocery stores and fell off the wagon with my eating. Today, I stuck with a healthy breakfast, got 30oz of water in my system and tracked my food. Everyday, every meal, every workout feels like a struggle. Is anyone else feeling this way?
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    mebenfie wrote: »
    These past two weeks have been awful. I have felt lost not being able to go to the gym. Made poor choices at the grocery stores and fell off the wagon with my eating. Today, I stuck with a healthy breakfast, got 30oz of water in my system and tracked my food. Everyday, every meal, every workout feels like a struggle. Is anyone else feeling this way?

    Yes. I am feeling the same. My family are all losing weight and I gain! Why is that? Ugh
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