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  • ChrysalisCoveChrysalisCove Member Posts: 977 Member Member Posts: 977 Member
    SW: 245
    GW: 190
    UGW: 150

    June: 235.2 (-9.8)
    July: 230.0 (-5.2)

    August 08: 226.2
    August 15: 225.0
    August 22: 224.8
    August 29:
  • cyaneverfatcyaneverfat Member Posts: 527 Member Member Posts: 527 Member
    Successes- I went to 3 overeaters anoynomous meetings online today. One of them crashed, but I'm still counting it! I also went for a walk and watched a beautiful sunset.
  • ChrysalisCoveChrysalisCove Member Posts: 977 Member Member Posts: 977 Member
    SW: 245
    GW: 190
    UGW: 150

    June: 235.2 (-9.8)
    July: 230.0 (-5.2)

    August 08: 226.2
    August 15: 225.0
    August 22: 224.8
    August 29: 223.2
    End of Month:
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,193 Member Member Posts: 1,193 Member
    I’m back online finally. I am starting to get on track with my routine. I am fostering a lovely boy looking for a home. If interested and in MN let me know4npgn6ruisch.jpeg
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  • LynnsolLynnsol Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    You're going to crush this.
  • umhadi022017umhadi022017 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Tuesday - Goals:
    CW/HW: 211 lbs
    GW: 120lbs

    My goal for this week is to stick to my workout schedule and not miss a workout this week. For me, a few minutes after beginning a workout, I feel like there is no point to what I’m doing and that my form/effort is crap so I might as well stop. I want to get out of my headspace and get past putting myself down before I even try.

    Also my goal for this week is to reorganize my baby’s clothes (put away summer clothes, out with autumn clothes) and doing some personal maintenance on myself lol (quarantine life).

    Anyone with similar goals? How about some of your goals? Would love to hear them

    Nora
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 122 Member Member Posts: 122 Member
    I’m back online finally. I am starting to get on track with my routine. I am fostering a lovely boy looking for a home. If interested and in MN let me know4npgn6ruisch.jpeg
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    He's beautiful. Hope you find a home soon.
  • sweeetypie1sweeetypie1 Member Posts: 122 Member Member Posts: 122 Member
    Tuesday - Goals:
    CW/HW: 211 lbs
    GW: 120lbs

    My goal for this week is to stick to my workout schedule and not miss a workout this week. For me, a few minutes after beginning a workout, I feel like there is no point to what I’m doing and that my form/effort is crap so I might as well stop. I want to get out of my headspace and get past putting myself down before I even try.

    Also my goal for this week is to reorganize my baby’s clothes (put away summer clothes, out with autumn clothes) and doing some personal maintenance on myself lol (quarantine life).

    Anyone with similar goals? How about some of your goals? Would love to hear them

    Nora

    Goals for this week(end) and next week - eat less! track! exercise! relax
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,193 Member Member Posts: 1,193 Member
    Hey Everyone! I have walked 45 mins almost everyday day since fostering Zeus. Big improvement from sitting on my butt all day most days. I slipped with getting eating on track this week all the cold weather I just want to eat out.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,193 Member Member Posts: 1,193 Member
    Hi !
    I have been doing horrible with food and weight this year. I have been walking daily 30-60 minutes but some weeks I eat out daily. I think my negative thinking inside my head is getting to me. I hate not being able to use gym... I choose not to go because they can’t get the patrons to follow the rules of the gym. Unfortunately, I’ve known way more people than I want to that have gotten sick from Covid and some who have died that I’m not willing to risk anything to use a treadmill or sit up machine. I just need to get motivated to do at home workouts.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,935 Member Member Posts: 3,935 Member
    Hi everyone!! Wow, it's been ages since I've been on the thread. Not sure exactly how long, but I know I haven't checked in since we moved in July. Good to see some familiar faces! I will post a longer update over the weekend, but I just wanted to say hello.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,935 Member Member Posts: 3,935 Member
    So I'm not sure if anyone is still here, but maybe some people are lurking, so I will try to get the conversation going. :)

    I'm Karen from Chicago, and I've been on MFP since 2011. I had been pretty active in this thread, but we decided to sell our house and buy a new one, so things got pretty busy. We've been in the new place about 7 months and we love it. It's not huge, but our last house was a tiny shoebox, so it feels palatial. A second bathroom and a garage make such a huge difference! Now we are mostly unpacked, and settled in with no big projects in the works until I'm off for the summer. (I'm a HS English teacher, for those who don't remember or are new here).

    Like many of you, the pandemic has made life more difficult. I had been attending the gym regularly before it shut down last March, and though they are back open in our area, I'm not comfortable going until I'm fully vaccinated (got my first shot yesterday!!). All of the prepping the old house for sale, packing up and unpacking, then lots of cleaning and yard work at the new house kept me pretty active until the weather prevented outside activity. Between the end of October and January, I gained 9 lbs. Not a huge amount, but it put me up over 200 for the first time in years, so that was a bummer. At the beginning of January I started intermittent fasting and then after about two weeks of getting used to that eating schedule, I started logging food again here on MFP. I try to stay under 1500 net calories/day which I find much easier to accomplish when I'm only eating within an 8-10 hour window. So far I've lost 7.2 lbs, and I'm back under 200 as of yesterday (phew!).

    For exercise, I walk my dog daily (except for days like today that are ridiculously cold), and a colleague and I do a squat challenge. I also just bought a balance board because I need something for my core. In the past, I did push ups and planks as core work, but after rehabbing two frozen shoulders, those exercises aren't a practical part of my workout routine. I like the board--sometimes I just stand on it while watching tv, but I also have been doing my squats on it as an added challenge. Once I get my second shot in mid-March, I may rejoin the gym so I can resume running which is my preferred form of exercise. I would love to believe it will be nice enough to run outside by then--if so, I will save my money and do that.

    My goal going forward, is to get back to my previous low of about 185 by summer. If I can lose more from there--great! But if not, I know I was very healthy and happy when I maintained that weight for a couple of years.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,935 Member Member Posts: 3,935 Member
    @holly--I'm dying to know if Zeus found a home. He was gorgeous!

    My dog, Gunner, just turned 15 and is still trucking along--albeit, at a much slower pace than when he was younger. We got his DNA tested through Wisdom Panel. We had been told he was a Boxer/German Shepherd mix, but I was curious if that was accurate. Here are some pics, if anyone wants to take a guess as to his breed results. He's a big boy--about 80 lbs. fyi:
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  • janek1705janek1705 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    I took a break over the holidays that went on for waaay to long and sadly I have lost some of my weight progress. But I am back at it now and hope for a strong start. I am strongly considering doing intermittent fasting. I would love to hear how it's worked for those who have tried it?
    I hope I can shed a good amount of weight by summer. I had made such good progress and now kicking myself in the *kitten* for slacking off the way I did.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,935 Member Member Posts: 3,935 Member
    @janek1705 -- I also slacked off over the holidays as I mentioned above. I started intermittent fasting on January 4th, and I really like it. I'm not much of a morning eater, so I just wait until lunch to break my fast. I'm a teacher and my lunch period falls right at noon, so it's good timing. I use a free app called Fastic which let's you choose from several fasting plans. I have mine set to 14:10, so my fast begins at 10 pm; however, I usually stop eating between 8 and 9 for a 15-16 hour fast. The first couple of weeks I was a bit tired and moody, but now that my body has adjusted, I find it much easier to stay under my 1500 calorie allowance.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,193 Member Member Posts: 1,193 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound - Karen Gunner is so handsome. Zeus did get adopted in Oct 2020 but was returned to rescue last week. With conflicting stories on why he was no longer wanted. He is going to stay at rescue for more observation.I may get another foster if I don’t get laid off in the next month.
    Does fasting cause long term health issues? I’m interested in learning more.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,935 Member Member Posts: 3,935 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen -- I posted a reply here the other day, but for some reason, it's not showing up. Basically, intermittent fasting just allows your body time to use up all of the glucose in your blood stream and move to burning your fat stores (much like a keto diet). After about 12 hours, your body goes into ketosis. Certainly, anyone with diabetes or other health conditions should consult a doctor to ensure it's safe for them. Longer fasting moves the body into autophagy, which can have positives and negatives, but unless you are doing an extreme version of IF, you wouldn't experience autophagy often or for very long.
  • mtumalemtumale Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Is this thread still going? Are we still supposed to post out SW GW and current weight? I missed being on here. I tried WW for a while bit was not getting anywhere, I'm sure it's not WW but the way I was using it or should I say NOT using it. Once I started back here on MFP I started seeing a slow and steady loss. I am also doing IF and it has really helped me a lot. I am hoping to stick to my goals and keep on moving, slow progress is still progress!
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,935 Member Member Posts: 3,935 Member
    @mtumale -- hi! Yes, I think there are still a few of us posting. I haven't updated my stats recently, so here goes:

    Karen
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    CW = 198.2
    GW: 185 (my previous low)
  • mechelemcmechelemc Member Posts: 59 Member Member Posts: 59 Member

    Starting over for hopefully the last time. I’ve got a long way to go and I’m learning to take it one day at a time. Starting weight also my heaviest 286
    CW 277
    GW125
    Height 5’ on a good day lol
    Looking for friends who are on a similar journey. I’m in it for the long haul. Trying to exercise 5 days a week. I do well with low carb or dirty keto. I have food sensitivities so I go by what works with me. I like fasting but it can send me into a binging fit so concentrating on calories and working out for now. I’m a good cheerleader too. Definitely love to spread positive vibes. 💜 Good luck 🍀
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