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  • ereilly311ereilly311 Member Posts: 244 Member Member Posts: 244 Member
    Hi Karen - glad to see a familiar face in here! Hope you’ve been well!

    I pretty much started over but am really trying to stick with it. I know I won’t be perfect, but I’m ok with it. I usually weigh in on Mondays, so I will post my update from Monday (5/4/20).

    Name: Erin
    HW: 340
    CW: 319.6
    GW: 180ish
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    Lost 2.3 pounds this week - back to where I was in January (sigh)


    1/24 - 250.2
    2/17 - 253/2
    2/21 - 250.4
    3/? - 253.5
    5/8 - 250.2
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 247 Member Member Posts: 247 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: On track with step-down program.

    Commitment adherence: Pretty decent for step-down program.
    Goals: On hold, but I might be bringing them back after another week.

    Longer version
    Average kcal intake last week: 2,321/day (2,600 goal met, 2,500 goal met, 2,400 goal met) All days landed within 250 kcal of the respective goal.

    Average protein intake: 132.4/day (137 goal with 120/day threshold) 6/7 days met the threshold, overall I fell short of what I was aiming for, but not by as much as last week.

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

    Instrument playing goal was once over the week. I finally did meet this, though marginally.

    Exercise: 6 outings, 6 days. Aiming for 6-7 days/week, so met this.

    Current step goal: 5,200, all days met (current completion streak is at 123 days).

    According to weight trends, I am now slightly into deficit territory (to the tune of an estimated 0.1 pounds per week). With this milestone, and with my ability to now make it through the day at reasonably controlled calories (there have been several days now where I've needed to eat a lot in the evening to meet the minimum part of the landing range), I think I'm ready to try a new step-down strategy to what I am going to try for at least a month.

    The plan is to go with goals with 100 kcal landing ranges (within 50 on either side), transitioning to a pattern to support weightlifting once I get back to the gym, which could *maybe* happen as early as the end of the week. Today and tomorrow I'll be aiming for the ballpark of 1,850 kcal, Monday will be 2,200, Tuesday will be 1,850 again. Pending this goes well with adherence, Wednesday and Thursday will be a step-down to 1,450, and Friday will be 2,200. The 1,450/2,200 pattern will be where I will land for a month, and depending on how I feel at the end of that month, I may allow a 100 kcal drop at that point, but 1,300 will be my stopping point.

    The 2,200 days will be strength training days. I'm not sure if there will be two or three a week yet, and may keep that flexible, as I've got knee niggles going on to where I'm being super careful to avoid a major injury. But I am committing to doing at least two days at this level of intake per week regardless of how things are going with training.

    The lower kcal days will be the non-strength training days, regardless of whether I do any cardio work or not. I'm not doing anything wild and crazy (like a Zumba or bootcamp class or whatever), so it should be very doable. Especially when compared to the tight programming I was on before everything crashed and burned a couple of months ago with life events and COVID restrictions.

    My estimated weight loss based on these new targets versus where I'm at right now should land me around 1 pound of fat burned per week. It's slower than I'd like, but if it's more successful in the long-run, it'll be worth it. I may add extra walking in, and possibly rowing if I can get this nerve issue figured out, to increase the deficit and fat burning, but I need to keep a consistent structure for intake.

    Ticking the boxes has been a successful method, so far, for getting a baseline of self care and such. The structure has been good in that I have daily stuff and weekly stuff, and though I don't enjoy it, and multiple things approach very negative feelings, I know the lists have been logically created and are allowing me to have at least the outward appearance of approaching normalcy for some aspects of life, regardless of how things are really going. Most people don't understand, so by doing this I should generally avoid hospitalization, and also avoid some of the negative/judgmental stuff with others.

    I'm going to stick with the activity structure I've got, where a mile counts as a day done, and I'm increasing my step goal by 100 each week. I'm not near my weekly average yet, so it truly only affects my super-sedentary days (which will unfortunately include today and tomorrow as I am trying to specifically give my knee more rest to avoid major injury).

    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)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3

    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)


    Welcome to the new people, and hi to the not-new people.
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    @Soraiya26 welcome! This is what helps me - start by planning out your food for the day. In the Food Diary log everything you PLAN to eat. Mix and move around till you get the right portions and calories for the day. Then stick to that plan. There are so many diets out there, but the simple fact is if you eat less calories than you burn you will lose weight. Eat healthy calories, but the food you like. That will help you stay on course. For me, I like butter and bread, so I will have toast with my egg for breakfast. But I buy the lower calorie bread so it doesn't use up all the calories for my meal and I tried to cut in half what I normally have, so instead of 2 eggs and 2 toast, I'll just have 1 egg and 1 toast.

    Don't drink your calories. Only water. If that's too bland, get some Crystal Light (if you can have it).

    Try new foods - some people (my sister is like this) will eat exactly the same meals every day. I can't do that, I need some variety.

    Try the lower calorie foods (not lower fat - because those have sugar) - like light mayo - I can't tell the difference. I also love Jimmy dean's breakfast sandwiches - the De'Lite ones. Can you tell, I'm a breakfast person!

    Every now and then I take a day off from logging my calories - but only one day. That doesn't mean I go crazy with eating, but I will have a bite of something I probably wouldn't normally - and all I need is that one bite and I'm good. Some people can't do this because it makes them "fall off the wagon" - so if you are like that, then don't. Log every day.

    If I know I have a big meal coming (like we're going somewhere or eating out or having a special meal) I will stretch breakfast to about 11am (I normally eat at 7or8) and make it a breakfast/lunch thing - but only use the calories for one meal - that way I have extra calories for dinner)

    Exercise - which I hate, so for me it's a challenge - but I got a fitbit and I am trying to walk more. It's a start (for me)

    Drink more water -again, a challenge for me but I'm trying.

    Get rid of the food in your house than makes you fail, if you can. I've just had to learn to not eat the stuff I buy for my family (I try not to buy my favorites, its easier to resist), but if you can, just keep the junk out of your house.

    I hope my tips help - they work for me and maybe some of them will work for you.

    We're all here to support each other so get started. Find what works for you (and share it with us) - and if you do slip up every now and then, well then, we all do. Just get back to it with step 1 - plan out your day.

    Take care and talk to you later, Diane
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid - looking good. My son is a weight lifter, and it's killing him not being able to go to the gym to workout - he's been trying new things (boxing) but it's not the same for him. Soon, soon - they'll open the gyms back up.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 247 Member Member Posts: 247 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Working on ticking boxes even in a bad situation.

    Commitment adherence: Rocky this last week.
    Goals: On hold

    Longer version
    Average kcal intake last week: 2,886/day Not adhering to step down currently. Between late cycle issues and life upheaval, it's just not something I can take at the moment.

    Average protein intake: 138.2/day (137 goal with 120/day threshold) 6/7 days met the threshold.

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

    Instrument playing goal was once over the week. I finally did meet this, though marginally.

    Exercise: 2 outings, 2 days.

    Current step goal: 5,300, all days met (current completion streak is at 130 days).

    I've really struggled this week. Late cycle issues, a trip out of town, and an upheaval at home which brought me to the point of having a breakdown and subsequently packing my stuff and leaving... it has been really rough.

    I'm safe though. I'm with a friend who really gets what I'm dealing with mentally/ emotionally, and I've gotten back to getting boxes ticked over the last day and half.

    I'll be attempting to return home tomorrow. It was a leaving of my choice, as I knew I was beyond the point of being able to live there/be there. I'm not really better, per se, but I'm through the initial point of crisis breakdown and know I need to try, as things will only pile up while I'm gone, leading to being even more overwhelmed and making it just that much harder to avoid another breakdown.

    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)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0

    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)
    edited May 16
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    @Soraiya26 -- Welcome! @sweeetypie1 gave you some great advice, and I concur. At first, you just want to log and get a sense of how many calories you are currently eating. Than you see where you can cut back. I 100% agree with not drinking calories; other than my morning coffee with sugar-free creamer, I drink water or unsweetened green tea. If I'm going to splurge on a Starbucks or cocktails, I go for lower calorie options. Logging meals will also give you a sense of your macros--sometimes if I'm hungry at the end of the day, I'll check my macros, and usually it's because my protein intake was too low throughout the day. Then I make my evening snack something that's all or mostly protein.

    @sweeetypie1 -- congrats on the loss. I'm currently trying to get back to my January weight, so I feel you.

    AFM-- I've been less good than I would like, but still better than I was prior to getting back to logging. Even so, just reigning it in a bit has helped me drop the first few pounds. I was really hoping the weather would allow for lots of outside exercise and activity, but we've had the wettest May on record here in Chicago, with more rain in the forecast over the next couple of weeks. Yuck,

    The rainy weather has kept me inside getting more projects done. I painted my office and rearranged a few pieces of furniture to better stage the house. I have a bit of trim and the back door that still need a coat of paint, and one more bedroom needs cleaning and de-cluttering, but we are almost there! Planning to call my realtor this afternoon, so we can get the photographer scheduled. Hoping to list the house in the next couple of weeks.

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

    Current Weight:
    5/5/20 = 202.4
    5/18/20 = 201.2
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 247 Member Member Posts: 247 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Cyclical changes are now allowing me to start crawling back out of the hole.

    Commitment adherence: Not really a thing last week.
    Goals: On hold

    Longer version
    Average kcal intake last week: 2,559/day While non-adherent, it is better than the prior week.

    Average protein intake: 117.5/day (137 goal with 120/day threshold) 5/7 days met the threshold, one was very much under.

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

    Instrument playing goal was once over the week. I did meet this.

    Exercise: 2 outings, 2 days.

    Current step goal: 5,400, all days met (current completion streak is at 137 days).

    I returned home. It isn't good or pretty, and there's a mountain of stuff to deal with, but I returned.

    It's so hard to get my head into things right now, both intake-wise, and with life in general. Circumstances had me stuck at home, and I only got out a bit yesterday, and not for a mile.

    I honestly got to the point where I haven't been completing all of my "ticking boxes" even on a daily basis. I'm in the mental muck terribly and just can't seem to bring myself out of it.

    If nothing else, I will attempt to make my daily boxes every day this week. Anything further than that will be icing on the proverbial cake.

    As a side note relating to food: I have now tried a zero net carb bread from Aldi's. It isn't great for toasting, but definitely gets by for a sandwich. Lots of fiber and good protein stats with a lower kcal count. If I get the ability/energy, I might try to make a homemade version with perhaps some sort of spice blend (thinking savory) to see how it does as a fix for fresh bread.

    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)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/20: 194.1 / 193.1

    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)
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 247 Member Member Posts: 247 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: I think I'm ready to get back to the commitments/goals structure, as currently modified for physical medical issues.

    Adherence:
    Commitments:

    Yes (1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    No, 4/6 (2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    Yes (3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    Yes (4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    YES! (1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    N/A (2) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    No (3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    No (4) Intake <= 2,300 kcal per day

    Longer version
    Average kcal intake last week: 2,431/day (>1,200 commitment and <2,300/day goal)
    While non-adherent, it is better than the prior week. 4/7 days met these (3 high).

    Average protein intake: 142.3/day (134 goal with 120/day threshold)
    7/7 days met the threshold, 5/7 at or above goal.

    Minimum fat intake: 84.3 per day (>=42g committment)
    7/7 days
    DHA/EPA taken all 7 days, lowering intake to 1,080 and 720 (mg) respectively on a trial basis.

    Instrument playing goal was not met, I did not play at all.

    Exercise: (>=30 minutes 6 days/week commitment, strength >=2x goal)
    4 days, including 4 walking and 2 strength. Strength met, commitment not. I am changing this to 3 days a week exercise commitment and 6 days a week exercise goal going forward.

    Current step goal: 5,500, all days met (current completion streak is at 144 days).

    This last week was still a major struggle for me in terms of getting back to things, both regarding controlling intake and motivation/energy/fatigue. I did not complete my daily box ticking as I intended. However, I did try a medication timing switch the doctor said I could do, and that has helped a bit over the last couple of days with the hunger levels. I think they are somewhat (but not completely) attributable to the medication I switched for timing. I now am hungry during the night, but generally, thanks to the overnight meds I'm on, sleeping tends to be a higher priority than eating at those times.

    Starting this last Thursday night, I am also trying to incorporate IF into my routine, with fasting segments running anywhere from 14-18 hours, depending on whether I strength train or not. I know from the past that I do not train well fasted, so I'm not going to make it even across the board. Today's my first time going for 18 hours, and I have to say it is less than pleasant. However, if it allows me to obtain a reasonable deficit for the day, I am going to try to continue in this way. Perhaps it'll get easier over time as I get used to it.

    Now that I'm back into training, I am going to attempt to move to a more leangains-oriented macro split (calorie and macro cycling). I think that as long as I'm able to do the IF, it will be successful. I know I generally operate better on a general basis (especially for caloric intake) by staying in the low carb/keto ranges. I still want to make sure I'm getting all the benefits of plants/produce, though, so I am including a minimum carb intake of 25 grams per day going forward, with a 10 gram net minimum. Depending on how this first full week goes, I might have to pull back and try a zero net week to get things reset internally, but I'm hoping it will not come to that.

    Until I get better drive/focus, I think I'm going to primarily focus on the intake and fitness stuff. Hopefully that will aid in energy/motivation eventually, otherwise I'll just have to deal with other things as I'm able on a day-to-day basis. That may be the way of it, long-term, either way... I've heard that it's that way for some people, and I guess maybe I'm one of those people, as the stuff I've been working through (both medication and otherwise) don't seem to be completely helping. At least I have a good enough understanding/plan/network to stay out of the hospital, I guess.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Fat: 42 grams

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day

    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)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/23: 194.1 / 193.1
    2020/05/30: 192.3 / 193.3

    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

    ***We're back in business! Looking forward to gains!***

    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 hope you are safe. I heard about the riots and have been thinking of you and my other friends and family in the greater area.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,929 Member Member Posts: 3,929 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid --Glad you are feeling up to returning to your previous goal structure!

    @holly--hope you are safe in Minneapolis!

    AFM--It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted. Not much has changed on the nutrition/exercise front. I've been logging and mostly meeting my calorie goal, or at the very least staying at a deficit. Exercise has still only been walking the dog and getting projects done around the house. I've dropped another pound, so that's better than nothing.

    The house is ready to list! Everything is cleaned, painted, and staged. Now, it's just a matter of keeping it clean--no small feat given the amount my dog sheds. Fortunately, he's getting a bath next Tuesday, so that will help. I'm also continuing to pack non-essentials, so we will be ready to move when we find something and sell this place. Houses are going so quickly, I'm a little nervous we will get an offer and have no place to go. My realtor promised she won't make me homeless, so I guess I just have to trust the system.

    One big weight off my shoulders is that the school year officially ended yesterday. Remote learning was challenging, but I survived. Now I just have an anxiety-filled summer waiting to see what will happen in August.

    Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

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

    Current Weight:
    5/5/20 = 202.4
    5/18/20 = 201.2
    6/1/20 = 200.0
  • ChrysalisCoveChrysalisCove Member Posts: 682 Member Member Posts: 682 Member
    I’m back to MFP after nearly a year’s hiatus.

    Lost 50lbs last spring, managed to maintain it through summer despite a stressful last-minute international relocation, but regained it all in the latter half of the year while my spouse was gone for several months of training.

    We’re moving again in about a year. Settling down this time. I’d like to be down at least 50lbs again by then. Hopefully once we put down roots I can maintain the loss.

    Age: 32
    HW: 245
    LW: 188
    CW: 245
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,185 Member Member Posts: 1,185 Member
    @Karen -Thanks for checking on me. I am OK my neighborhood got some damage I think the worst part was that they smashed buildings and loaded them on Friday night. Came back Sunday night and burn them down. My neighborhood doesn’t have a ton of businesses. But my neighborhood has also made the national news so if you see any information on 44th and Penn online that is my neighborhood.
  • hawkeye45_hawkeye45_ Member Posts: 289 Member Member Posts: 289 Member
    Hi y'all. I'm still purty new round these parts. I only started logging again a month ago and didn't discover the forum aspect of the site for quite a while. I do have over 100 pounds to lose, still, and I've broken this up into three phases:

    Phase 1. 299.9 lbs by my 30th birthday in December. This was my original goal, started in May at 347.2, and I decided to add on two phases to it.

    Phase 2. 249.9 lbs by my 31st birthday. Seems like a year is a pretty reasonable time frame to lose 50 pounds when I am still that high of a weight.

    Phase 3. 224.9 lbs by my 32nd birthday. Since I'll be at a lower weight, that last 25 pounds should be the hardest so far.

    I weigh in every Wednesday, and my most recent weigh-in was 328.4 pounds, so I'm on my way to get under 300 in time.
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