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  • mebenfiemebenfie Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I don’t know if it’s a chemical imbalance or what. I just want to eat all of the time. I went up 2lbs in the past month, which I know isn’t much but I gotta get it under control before it really escalates.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 245 Member Member Posts: 245 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    A day late.

    Good news: I haven't topped 200, and now that I am at home again, perhaps I'll be able to start again. Also, I will be hitting 90 days in hitting my step goal on my watch today.

    Commitment adherence: Poor overall, as things got to the point where the "I don't care" took over. The rabbit hole is real, and the war within remains.
    Macro adherence: Nope.
    Goals: None met.

    Longer version
    It's been very hard. So many miles driven, so much anxiety, increased emotions/rollercoaster, increased sleep issues. However, I am home now, and won't be going back out of state for any stays in the foreseeable future, as my stepfather has passed away.

    I'll be honest: I can't attribute it all to emotions over my stepfather passing away. I know for a fact that sleep issues are a major contributor, and not being in a regular fitness routine has also brought adherence issues, but I will own that I consciously chose to sabotage on multiple occasions. I have a feeling that I'm probably within 5 pounds of where I "truly am" for weight, which means I've pretty well erased this year's progress. I'm not sure if/how medication changes are contributing at this point, but it is what it is regardless.

    Truly, it's amazing I didn't gain more, based on the sheer volume of calories I was taking in. In a way, it's all the more disappointing for it, as it indicates to me that I really had made more progress than the scale indicated, but have thrown that progress away.

    If there is one positive to be had from the COVID-19 Pandemic Panic though, it's that my family was able to spend time together. Also, my daughter being out of school for what will likely be the rest of the school year has altered my approach to fitness as of last week. There are both pros and cons to this, but in general it is positive as working with her will at least provide consistency in a baseline.

    Being real with myself in my head hasn't helped me much either. Back in September when I started making changes to be healthier, I had an inspiration that helped me wage the war in my head. Thinking on it more and more as time goes, I realize it is unrealistic and I'm setting myself up for what will very likely be a catastrophic freefall in the future. It is heart-breaking in the worst way to try and set this aside. I feel like there's little to be fought for without it. I'm trying to remember that I need to keep fighting, if nothing else, for the sake of my daughter, but as she continues to mature and become more self-sufficient, it seems more like a hollow argument. For now, I will refrain from action for her sake, and will at least try to distract myself as possible and return to a baseline of "checking boxes."

    I've been vacillating lately between "why am I eating/drinking anything" and "eat all the things" (which has been where I've been at most of the time). Now that I've arrived back at home and have to restock groceries, I will probably try to go back to a regimen based on fundamentals and attempting to harness the "why" road in a reasonably productive way. I will at least be returning to the pattern of leaving my purchasing methods at home when I'm going out of the house unless they're absolutely necessary. I'll probably start to walk to the grocery stores as well (which are a few miles away).

    It's so funny how professionals and people in general talk about how people can feel better if they focus on changing in positive ways and do those things. I've been trying, for the most part, for more than 6 months now, and though I am physically healthier for it, I don't feel better. I've tried the "fake it until you make it" outlook, pretending to be fine and forcing myself to interact with the real world, but it is getting really hard to put energy into faking it even at the most basic levels. But as things stand, I'm resigned to continue breathing each day I wake up. And to at least continue to make my step goal even if it means walking in place.

    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 (on hold while gym has altered availability)
    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
    2020/04/05: 196.4

    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)

    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)
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    Well this struggle is real. I have been eating out more cause I’m tired of being in crowded stores with some sick people. The good thing is in MN we can still exercise outside so I walk my dog 1.5 hours mon-fri and 2 hours on weekends but walking him doesn’t burn as much calories as using the treadmill. Everyone stay safe and heathy.
  • yasminwinyasminwin Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I need help. I'm 252lbs 5ft4 and it feels like I've been dieting my whole life. I've never been a healthy adult weight but I'm at my heaviest. I can't stay in track and can only manage a week or so and I'm off again. I feel so unhealthy. So sad and so tired. I can't stop eating.I don't know what to do anymore. I'm 32
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    yasminwin wrote: »
    I need help. I'm 252lbs 5ft4 and it feels like I've been dieting my whole life. I've never been a healthy adult weight but I'm at my heaviest. I can't stay in track and can only manage a week or so and I'm off again. I feel so unhealthy. So sad and so tired. I can't stop eating.I don't know what to do anymore. I'm 32

    Hi Yasminwin - you can do this. One step at a time. Log all your food, try and get some exercise and come here for support. The communities are great and so many to choose and read and be encouraged.

    And be encouraging to others.

    Diane
    edited April 10
  • evelynfarmerevelynfarmer Member Posts: 142 Member Member Posts: 142 Member
    I'm Backkkkkkkkkkk... I've been off the wagon for some time, I can't even put into words. It's been hard for me, I've been very depressed. Diagnosed with a cancerous rectal tumor in July 2019, removed January 2020 w/a permanent colostomy bag, but CANCER FREE. Now working to find myself and gain body confidence. I've been walking at least a mile a day is my goal. Sometimes I get more. Pooping out of your stomach will really knock you down, but one day at a time!! Using detox tea and liquid vitamin has me down 13lbs in a month, so I'm guessing that's a START!

    Starting Weight - 242.8
    Current Weight - 229.8

    I would love to weigh around 120lbs to 150lbs.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 245 Member Member Posts: 245 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Still under 200. I have been floating around a shorter range of weight (up/down trends), so I think I finally found maintenance. Maybe.

    Commitment adherence: I need to work on exercise in the coming week. Also need to work on check-ins/accountability on both the challenge thread (52 lb in 52 weeks) and this one, as I missed both check-ins (could have done them).
    Macro adherence: Hit and miss at a lower protein target (which is more in line with maintenance).
    Goals: None met, but that's OK for now.

    Longer version
    I've resigned myself to allow more flexibility during "these trying times." Trying indeed. At least I think I've got myself to a point where I've been able to stay under an MFP calculated overage of 1,500 (less than 1,000 over on most days).

    Somehow I think I've managed to get more NEAT in or something, because it doesn't seem like my weight/fat is really going up. I'm due for a water jump next week, so I'm mentally preparing for that, as I don't know what that will look like in a maintenance cycle. Also, I think I've been generally maintaining since my return, as the weight drop between then and now seems to be more indicative of losing "road weight" (extra stress on body/water retention). Which is crazy, considering the numbers that I've seemed to be running (and I've tightened up my logging since returning, so I know things are pretty darn close). Guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    I allowed protein to take a back seat, as I've been in effective maintenance. I let it slide too much a few times though, so I'm going to make a concerted effort to get at least triple digits this coming week, regardless of how the other macros fall.

    My city is preparing for lockdown. I'm not fond of this, but I guess it is what it is. I have come to terms with the fact that strength training will need to take a back seat, at least for now, and though I'm walking less, now that the weather is good, I aim to exceed my exercise minutes each day by doing both a dog walk and a solo or team with daughter walk. This should also help with feeling like I have some space to myself, as we're all stuck at home a lot (other than the three adults who work out of the home (not me, as I work electronically)).

    It's been hard in the mental/emotional adjustment category, and I'm still not sleeping well at all. The Dr. ordered a few med changes again, and perhaps that will help things iron out. I remain skeptical, but will give it a try. If nothing else, perhaps it will help me get to a point where I feel like I can handle going back into a regular deficit, because even just trying for 50-250 kcal below MFP calculated maintenance hasn't been doable on a sustained basis.

    Hope things are going at least OK, if not well, for you all.

    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) [ON HOLD] Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters >=3 days/week
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    4) Intake <= 3,000 kcal per day unless exercise brings it above.

    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
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1

    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

    ***Lifting currently on hold due to COVID-19.***

    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)
  • KATRENAJKATRENAJ Member Posts: 316 Member Member Posts: 316 Member
    Starting over again!!!! At all time high. Spent winter in fla and returned home and packed and moved in two week period. The lockdown occurred and I've been working from early morning to midnite trying to get unpacked and organized. Too tired to cook, can't always find what I need etc. bright side is I'm making progress love my new neighbors and neighborhood and I seem to be steadily getting my self control back. I am also making progress on self care. So I have swallowed my pride and come back to both give and receive much needed suppor

    Katrena
    234 lbs

  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    Well stay at home orders have me eating out alot like in 2019 for take out is one of the few places we can go. I have gained all the weight I lost back which was 13.5 lbs from jan to early march. Being stuck at my home constantly has taken all my motivation away. I was already working from home for last 2.5 yrs and than to take away my little opportunity to leave. I know it is keep people safe and I don’t want people sick just hate being home. I think reason eat out so much is it gives a little ability to leave. Yes I could go grocery store but I don’t want to be around crowds of people. Catch 22
  • KATRENAJKATRENAJ Member Posts: 316 Member Member Posts: 316 Member
    Minn Queen. I eat out every day from drive thru because I am too tired to cook. Made my own breakfast today. You sound like maybe you are like me and a little depressed. My daughter finally came over yesterday and brought me some toilet paper (I didnt stock up and havent been able to order any). It was so good to see her, wanted to hug her tight.

    Hang in there. a new day will come. We need to survive in order to enjoy it though. Our state is opening up and even hairdressers have to go back to work. My granddaughter called me in tears. Shes a hair dresser and there is not safe way to socially distance. I offered to pay her salary for a month or so, but she is in an apprenticeship and says she will lose her hours and have to start over again. Our governor is a real country redneck. Nothing wrong with country, I was raised there. A lot wrong with redneck. Our numbers are going up and our local hospital says they will max out by June 1 and he still opens up.

    Katrena
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    @KATRENAJ- I feel so bad for your granddaughter these are hard decisions and some states are making poor choices. I learned yesterday that part of my problem is I’m annoyed with my neighborhood. I live in an area that most people would call a ghetto because it was only area I could afford a house in. It didn’t bother me much before because I was never really home except for work and sleep. being around the house more I realize my neighbors are selfish and rude. They hold huge parties day and night. Lots of visitors who come by and litter the streets. Weekend bbqs with over 10 people when their should be only 2 people.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 245 Member Member Posts: 245 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Still managing to be in a maintaining-ish range with weight.

    Commitment adherence: Better than the prior week, but not quite there. Modifying to work toward where I need to be (in "long" section).
    Macro adherence: Kcals high, protein average about 135 (excellent), modifying plan to get back to where I need to be.
    Goals: None met, but that's OK for now.

    Longer version
    So here I am, just reaching the other side of the monthly divide. It was not a good month, especially in terms of my mental warfare.

    I think I was on to something, though, with the higher kcal goal. Since I believe I have managed to again maintain (should see water weight drop tomorrow and Monday), I am going to adjust downward (to account for loss of extra luteal burn, which I have no idea how to estimate). My average intake was 3,178 kcal/day over the week, so I'm going to go for 2,800 or lower as the first step. It will be the only large step on this adjustment curve, and only because I know my intake needs have a major downward shift with the hormonal profile change.

    To avoid large swings, I'm going to aim for being within 250 kcal of my goal each day, even if that means eating more at the end of the day. If I can maintain intake below target (but in range) for 3-4 consecutive days, I plan to adjust the goal down by 50-100 kcal, depending on whether I was closer to goal or further (for instance 50 kcal if I was <100 under goal, 100 kcal if I was 100-250 under goal). The hope is to create consistency, rein things in (binge-wise), and a slower downward trend. I'm nowhere near significant fat loss category at this point, so there is no concern about a stopping point. I will revisit this each week depending on progress. Other than landing in the general goal range, I will be treating this as an overall average goal as well. If I do not achieve the consecutive days milestone, I may still adjust week to week, but only by a maximum of 100 kcal per goal shift, in whatever direction I feel I need.

    Protein intake was great for maintenance, just needs a small bump for deficit territory. As noted above, the average was about 135 g/day for last week. I'd like to see this rise to 137 g/day this week, with a minimum of 100 g per day. I'm not going to get terribly picky about other macro distribution, other than maintaining my daily EFAs (EPA/DHA) and meeting at least the minimum for fats (45g) each day.

    For instrument practicing, I truly have no excuse other than abysmal motivation. I am going to alter this goal to once per week, playing for more than a minute.

    I'm going to ignore the intake cap for now so that I can focus on landing in a range around goal. That seems more maintenance-geared anyway.

    For exercise, I got out three times, but one fell short of the time mark by about half a minute, as my overall pace has gotten faster. As I'm working toward normalcy, I will give myself credit for any day I get out for at least one mile. That way I'm more likely to win the fight with myself over going out at all.

    I'm also going to give myself credit for exercise if I get to/above 6,000 steps, as I have had to do several walk-in-place sessions to get my 5k step goal. I think I'll start to increase my step goal by 100 per week until I reach 10,000. I think it's realistic for me to get to that -- the fitness is there (as I can do it walking, and did more regularly at the gym before all this business started), just need to win the fight to get out. I think the one mile thing is a good way to start rebuilding the habit that I allowed to go by the wayside.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    NOTE: On hold/altered during step-shifting.
    Current macro targets:

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

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,800 EPA and 1,200 DHA 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) [ON HOLD] Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    4) Intake <= 2,800 kcal per day unless exercise brings it above.

    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
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9

    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

    ***Lifting currently on hold due to COVID-19.***

    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)

    @mnwalkingqueen : I can imagine how unhappy that situation is, as I've driven through those types of neighborhoods when I used to live in Bloomington/Eden Prairie. Housing can get obnoxious up there.

    @KATRENAJ : Hello and welcome. I generally only check in once per week, and can tend to be an Eeyore, but do read posts and sympathize/empathize. Moving is not fun at all. I'm still unpacking boxes after more than a year (not much help from family and most of the time it's so overwhelming I end up short-circuiting).
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    Still hanging in there - weight hasn't changed - but I got a fitbit this past week and I am walking more. I know I need to exercise - that will help me lose weight. I need to stop making excuses. But my spirits are good. Thankful my family is healthy, even if we are stuck in the house together. Been cooking a lot more because everyone is home for dinner - and I kind of enjoy that. Wishing everyone a good week - let's remember why we started this journey in the first place - whatever your reason. Mine is to lose weight because I want to be more healthy - get off some medicines and perhaps live a little longer :)

    Take care my friends.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid- I live borderline Mpls and Brooklyn Center most time like my area but with all people home it is different. I am impressed with your motivation with all that is going on.
    @sweeetypie1- Glad some great positives are happening for you and your family.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 245 Member Member Posts: 245 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Still managing to be in a maintaining-ish range with weight.

    Commitment adherence: Better than the prior week, but not quite there. Modifying to work toward where I need to be (in "long" section).
    Macro adherence: Kcals high, protein average about 135 (excellent), modifying plan to get back to where I need to be.
    Goals: None met, but that's OK for now.

    Longer version
    Average kcal intake last week: 2,501/day (2,800 goal met, 2,700 goal met, 2,600 goal may be met today) All days landed within 250 kcal of the respective goal.

    Average protein intake: 120.8/day (137 goal with 100/day threshold) All days met the threshold, but overall I fell short of what I was aiming for.

    EFA goal met, minimum or better fat intake per day (45g) met.

    Instrument playing goal was once over the week. I did not meet this.

    Exercise: 7 outings, 5 days. Aiming for 6-7 days/week, so this was just missed.

    Current step goal: 5,100, all days met (current completion streak is at 116 days).

    I'm going to continue to alter the goal downward as mentioned before: so long as I'm meeting the goal within 250 kcal, I will alter downward after three days under goal, by 50 if I'm 100 or less from goal, and by 100 if I'm 100-250 under. I'm on track to adjust by 50 tomorrow if I keep on pace today. I think I need to adjust my protein low threshold to 120, as I think I am probably nearing the point where I'll cross into a true deficit. My weight has dropped, but from what I can tell, it's digestion/related weight at this point. I'm not really looking forward to the adjustment, but will try to figure out ways to get the flavors I've become accustomed to over these last few months to make the transition smoother.

    As much as I'm still struggling, I'm still managing to "tick the boxes" for the most part. Yesterday ended up being just shy of a crash day, so I hit the brakes and let it be, because I do not want to go there if I can avoid it. Frustrating, as most of my crash episodes are "late month" and this is still early month. I don't know what is holding me back from practicing, even just for 10 minutes once per week. I just can't bring myself to do it. Hopefully I'll meet that stepping-goal sometime and begin to make progress toward that true goal.

    I think, as long as I continue to meet or increase my activity comparatively to the prior week, I need to give myself credit for progress. I did this over the last week. Pending weather (and no crash-y warnings from my body), I hope to get out with the dog every day. I'll be increasing my step goal to 5,200 today. I look forward to hopefully hearing from my gym in the coming weeks that the restrictions will have eased to the point where I can get back to normal strength training.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    NOTE: On hold/altered during step-shifting.
    Current macro targets:

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

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,800 EPA and 1,200 DHA 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) [ON HOLD] Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    4) Intake <= 2,800 kcal per day unless exercise brings it above.

    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
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9
    2020/05/02: 192.6 / 193.9 (28-day average)

    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

    ***Lifting currently on hold due to COVID-19.***

    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)
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    Well weeded flower bed for 4 hrs today. I gained 10lbs since March 27th. It is cause eating out allowed me to leave my house it was my weakness and I caved. Hang in there everyone
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    Hi everyone!!
    It's been quite awhile since I've logged any food or checked in here. Life has been crazy with the Covid 19 shutdown. I've been teaching from home since March 16th, and although it's not terrible, I miss my students. One really negative consequence is that I spend way too much time sitting. The first couple of weeks weren't too bad because my husband was still working, so I was getting much needed home repair projects and cleaning done. But he's been furloughed the past 3 weeks, and our house is so tiny, I've been spending most of my work day in the office. On top of that, the weather was cold and rainy for most of that time. Fortunately, it's been beautiful the past few days, so I've been able to get outside and do some yard work.

    The really good news is that the hubs is headed back to work tomorrow, so I can get back to working on the house. We are still planning to sell, but we put the listing on hold due to all of the craziness and uncertainty. My new plan is to list at the end of May or beginning of June, so only a few weeks to finish painting and cleaning.

    Even though I've been more sedentary, I still walk Gunner a couple of times each day, and not going out for meals/drinks has helped offset the lack of exercise. Regardless, I think I'm up about 5 pounds; I will weigh myself tomorrow for an official new starting point to begin logging and exercising more regularly.

    Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy. Missed you all!

    Karen
  • ereilly311ereilly311 Member Posts: 244 Member Member Posts: 244 Member
    Hi Everyone!

    It’s been FOREVER since I’ve been in here and been a while since I’ve consistently used MFP also. Trying to get refocused now. With being home with the whole social distance thing, I have no excuses of not having enough time and all that.

    I hope to get active in the forums again, and this was one of my fave threads from day one. Hope to chat with you all soon!

    Erin
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    Hey Erin--Welcome back! I'm in the same exact boat.

    AFM-- So I did a weigh in yesterday, and as expected, I've put on several pounds. I'm going to start tracking here, and rather than a weekly update, I will only update when my weight drops. That was what I did when I first started on MFP, and it was a very good strategy for me.

    Yesterday and today was all about getting back into logging all of my meals. I'm just shooting for my previous goal of 1500 net calories/day. I will look at my goals and make adjustments once I get back onto the swing of it.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    HW: 247
    LW: 183
    CW: 204.2 (5/4/2020)

    Current Weight:
    5/5/20 = 202.4
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