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Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021

    August Start Weight: 225.8
    August Goal Weight: 220
    Ultimate Goal Weight: TBD

    I weigh in on Sundays.

    August 1: 225.8
    August 8: 224.2
    August 15:
    August 22
    August 29:

    Yesterday I derailed. I ate things I normally do not eat - Cheez-Its, a few of my daughters sour cream and onion potato chips (didn't log those) and a bunch of cheese. Today my digestive system is not happy with me. I feel bloated and gassy. However I weighed in this morning as usual and saw a loss. I am back on track so far today and am going to make it a great one.

    @LewLooo Welcome to the group!

    @skinnyjeanzbound That makes me feel better knowing you keep forgetting to plank too. I did a few days but skipped yesterday. Right now I am only up to 20 seconds. I am loosely following the chart. I am trying to do 3 reps of 20 seconds before increasing my time. I cannot make it to the third rep of 20.

    Speaking of charts, I saved the one you posted but cannot find where it saved to. I was too lazy to go through old post on here to find it again so I looked on pinterest and found one I liked. I will post the one I am using too.
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
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  • bapcarrier
    bapcarrier Posts: 207 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound-I do, I do! Have something fun planned for this coming weekend that is! It probably won't help with the weight loss but I'm going in NC to see my son, daughter in law and 5 grandkids!! My grands are ages 16 to 6. So it won't be long before the older ones are grown and on their own. The 16 year old is working part time, in honors courses in school and is a member of the Civil Air Patrol. His brothers and sister are equally talented and amazing but I won't go into all their accomplishments right now! I hate living so far from them but that's life. I'd move closer to them but they tend to move around the country a lot so not an option.

    I'll check in tomorrow as it's my weigh in day. Just had to share the news about my weekend plans!! :)
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,224 Member
    Good Day- Quick stop in before nightly walk with Riley. This weekend food wasn’t real good but I got out with some friends and bought new furniture for livingroom no more duct tape couch.

    @Karen- I re-read a post of yours and saw this about your mother in law” Borderline Personality Disorder” My mom has this but refuses to think she has any issues. I can’t really tolerate being around her and my dad was the buffer with him gone it gets harder to be around her. I was tild a book called “Surviving the borderline parent is a good help.
    @New people- welcome to the group.

    I have done wall planks for 2 days and wow 20 seconds is a long time for a big girl.😉
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,971 Member
    @JNettie73 - I like the plank challenge you posted better than mine. Mine increased the time too quickly. Yours is more realistic. I also like the idea of doing 3 reps before moving on. Don't beat yourself up about the cheez-its and whatnot. We all have those days. The important thing is that you didn't let it derail you going forward.

    @bapcarrier -- Ooh, what fun! Safe travels and enjoy your time with family.

    @mnwalkingqueen -- My MIL also refuses to acknowledge her mental health issues. Instead, she fabricates issues for everyone else in her life. She drives everyone away from her, but it's always something they did. My husband can barely tolerate her, and we only went to visit so she would stop calling and threatening to show up at our house uninvited. I really wish we hadn't told her where we moved, but withholding our new address would have just started a big fight. I feel sorry for her, but I also resent her for not getting the help she needs, even though I'm aware that Borderline is very difficult to treat. I'm so sorry that you have to deal with that with your mother. For a long time, my MIL was single, and when she finally remarried a few years ago, we were relieved that she found someone to be the buffer, as you put it. I'm sorry you don't have your father for this any longer. If you ever need to vent, feel free to message me; I completely understand what your dealing with, as I've watched my husband and his siblings deal with their mom for years. Congrats on the new furniture!! It's always fun to get new things. :)

    I start work again tomorrow. Wah!!! :cry:

    Karen
    51 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    7/2/21 = 195.2
    7/9/21 = 195.2
    7/16/21 = (vacation)
    7/23/21 = 195.8
    7/31/21 = 195.2
    8/6/21 = 194.8
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    I stink at doing the plank challenge. I keep forgetting to do them. I don't think I am going to make it through the entire challenge. Last night was my anniversary. We went out to eat at my favorite restaurant. I made the decision to enjoy the night and eat what I want. I still made healthier choices but I didn't limit myself to getting a salad when we go out to eat. I indulged on a few pieces of bread as well as had desert. I thought for sure my glucose this morning would have spiked drastically but to my surprise it didn't.

    @mnwalkingqueen Congratulations on the new couch! Wahoo on the wall planks!

    @skinnyjeanzbound I hope you have a good 1st day back! Today was my last day teaching in my summer program. I do have to sub on Friday for the other summer program then I have a few weeks off. It always amazes me that other states start school so much earlier than we do in NY.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,971 Member
    @JNettie73 -- Happy anniversary! Glad you enjoyed your night out. I also stink at the plank challenge. I kept starting and stopping, and now I haven't done any for over a week. I grew up in Chicago, and we never started school before Labor Day, but in the suburbs they always started and ended a week or so before us. My district used to start the 3rd week of August, but the trend at the HS level has been to start earlier and finish 1st semester before Winter Break. We have been pushing for that for years, and we are finally doing it this year. It sucked having such a short summer, but next spring we will finish before Memorial Day, and the summer will be back to the typical 9 weeks off.
  • COLarryB
    COLarryB Posts: 2 Member
    Hey! Brand new here. Still unsure how this works. Little about me is I dropped 100 pounds in college cold turkey mostly with just calorie counting. Post-covid I’m back up 50. Moved to Colorado and started doing Colorado things which has not been good for my weight loss journey. Looking for some motivation and accountability.

    Starting weight 260
    Goal weight 170

    Looking forward to meeting others!
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    We just got back from our after dinner family walk. We only saw two bunnies this time however one that we saw was a baby. Well, really a juvenile as it was out on its own. It was so cute. My daughter begged me to knock on my neighbor's door to tell them we found a baby on their lawn so we did. They didn't answer though. I am on a 26 day streak, according to Fitbit, for meeting my step goal. I am pretty proud of myself. Though next week at this time that goal will be broken. We are going on a vacation and I will be spending several hours in the car driving. I will be surprised if I get any where near close to meeting my step goal.

    @skinnyjeanzbound Thank you!
    How did your first days back at work go? I finished for the summer on Friday. Technically my program ended Wednesday but they had me come back to sub for the other program. My daughter starts on the 31st but then has a bunch of time off for the Jewish holidays after she starts. I don't have to go back until mid September.
    I am glad you stink at the plank challenge too! It makes me feel less guilty for not keeping up with it like I had planned. I wonder how MNWalkingqueen is doing with it?!!!

    @LarissaBohn Welcome. All you have to do is post and you are in the group. Come back from time to time and let us know how you are doing! That is fantastic that you were able to drop 100 lbs while in college. Feel free to add me.
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021

    August Start Weight: 225.8
    August Goal Weight: 220
    Ultimate Goal Weight: TBD

    I weigh in on Sundays.

    August 1: 225.8
    August 8: 224.2
    August 15: 224.2
    August 22
    August 29:

    I am noticing a pattern starting between last month and this month. I am doing everything correct. I'm monitoring what I eat, using a food scale, drinking my water (though I lacked yesterday), getting my activity in. I've noticed that some weeks no matter what I do the scale just does not move. Then the following week I have a larger loss. This week is just that pesky week that it is staying the same. Of course I am not going to let me down.

    My NSVs:
    - I wore a tank top yesterday to a party. This tank top is more fitted and I normally would never wear it out in public. Yesterday I put it on and felt great with my new body so I wore it happily.

    - I find it easier to move in my own body. Yesterday we were at a pool party at a neighbor's house. I found it easy to sit on the side of the pool and get back up without looking like a seal on land. I also had so much more energy to run and fetch the beach ball when my daughter and the other children knocked it out of the pool. And lets talk about bending down to get it. I could bend down and not feel like my stomach was crushing my organs and making it difficult to breathe. As these things happened I smiled to myself as I made a mental note of the differences!

    - All my leg exercises are paying off. I am noticing that my thighs are starting to feel more firm. I still have too much skin and fat to see my leg muscles when I flex but I can feel them!

    - I decided to spice things up the other day and do 30 minutes of step aerobics then 30 minutes of my bike rather than 60 min of my bike. I worked up a nice sweat but I didn't get winded like I would have if I tried this back in March when I started on my journey.

    - My NSV I am most proud of is I have a 27 day streak where I have met my daily step goal of 10K steps!!!

    - Adding onto that... we have been going on family walks some nights after dinner if I have 2.5-3K steps left to get in. I am noticing my pace is a lot faster than it used to be. To me it is just normal walking however my husband and daughter are having difficulty keeping up with me.

    - I can walk and talk at the same time or engage in a physcial activity and talk at the same time without feeling like I am having difficulty breathing. I believe I have mentioned it before, for years I have struggled with respiratory issues that always went undiagnosed. I had a chronic cough that made it impossible to do a lot of things - sing, engage in conversation, walk and talk. I often found myself just wanting to sit.... all the time. Since starting my journey my chronic cough went away, my respiratory issues have completely disappeared. I no longer feel the need to sit for my own comfort. I have a lot of energy and looking forward to engaging in physical activities!

    - My last NSV - I am also most proud - my FBGL this morning was 101. (FBGL - fasting blood glucose level). This is the lowest I have ever gotten it!!! I usually test in the upper teens to low 120s. Compared to where I started when I was first diagnosed with diabetes to now this is fantastic!!!

    This upcoming week I will weigh in on either Friday or Saturday (if I have time). We are leaving for vacation Saturday morning. I don't know if I will have access to a scale on Sunday to weigh in.

    Wishing you all a week of nothing but greatness!!!
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,971 Member
    @COLarryB -- Welcome to the thread! "Colorado things" made me laugh. :lol:

    @JNettie73 -- I love all of your NSVs! My first days back to school were not great because, as usual, there was a lot of time wasted. They literally had us doing crafts for and hour and a half on Thursday as part pf our Institute Day. Add all of the time sitting in meetings that could've been an email, and I got very little done for my classes. Very frustrating, especially since our school did some remodeling, so my entire department was displaced last semester and are now in a new office space. It would've been nice to get some time to unpack my boxes and set up my desk space. But no, we did paint by number and origami instead. :neutral: And, yes, I hope Holly is doing better with the plank challenge than we are. LOL

    AFM-- Last night, a friend and I went to see Green Day and Weezer at Wrigley. It was my first concert since the pandemic started, and it was amazing!! Some of you may remember this, but I basically spend all of my spare time and money traveling and going to concerts/music festivals. Not being able to see live music has been one of the hardest things for me during this past year and a half, and yes, I realize how fortunate I am to be able to say that when others have faced job loss, economic struggles, illness, and death. I *get* that not being able to go to some concerts is frivolous and not a real hardship in the great scheme of things. That being said, I really missed that part of my life, and it was so much fun being at a show again. As a bonus, I got almost 20,000 steps with all of the walking we did, including a few miles after the show to get to a spot where an Uber wasn't a small fortune. I got home way too late for a school night and was super tired today, but it was worth it.

    Tomorrow will be my students' first day, so I hope everything goes smoothly and they are happy to be back.



    Karen
    51 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    7/2/21 = 195.2
    7/9/21 = 195.2
    7/16/21 = (vacation)
    7/23/21 = 195.8
    7/31/21 = 195.2
    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,224 Member
    Just a quick check in. I started the plank challenge, I am doing wall planks and modified the schedule shared by JNettie. Here is where I am so far I do each morning and each night.

    Day 1 ☑️ 20 seconds
    Day 2 ☑️ 20 seconds
    Day 3 ☑️ 20 seconds
    Day 4 ☑️ 30 seconds
    Day 5 ☑️ 30 seconds
    Day 6 Free
    Day 7 ☑️ 30 seconds
    Day 8 ☑️ 40 seconds
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,224 Member
    Hi Everyone!

    I had a eat out weekend but also lots of walking so I hope they balance each other out. I am lost on the plank challenge I forget what day I am on and noticed it is hard for me to meet the 40sec goal. Now that Riley and I have a great routine down I am dreading ❄️❄️❄️❄️ season. Has anyone used a medicine ball for working out? I was thinking of buying a smart medicine ball and program through dribble up. I realized I have a habit of being obsessed with the scale and eating extra calories. I no longer track calories burned so I won’t eat the extra calories but still obsessed with the scale.

    @Karen- Green Day I am jealous 🙂. Good luck with school starting back up.

    @JNettie- Wow! You have a ton of successes to share way to go.

    Starting 280
    Current 264.5
    Mini goal 260
    Long term goal 200
  • lillymaid2005
    lillymaid2005 Posts: 5 Member
    Hi I am Jessica, I have 100lbs to lose and like the sound of this thread.,I am 35 and I have been obese since I was 20ish. I have been the brunt of every fat joke and know,the risks of being nearly 300lbs. Right now i am 280lbs. I have a poor body image at times and sometimes emotionally eating. I am here for accountability. I welcome friend requests but only from females. I have a hard time talking to men. I shut down. I also have aspergers.
  • COLarryB
    COLarryB Posts: 2 Member
    @lillymaid2005 you’ve got this!!

    Little update from me. Since quitting one of my bad habits I’ve been able to drop from 255 to to 46 in about a month. I am very active (run around 5 miles per week and work as a teacher with the young kiddos so constantly on my feet) - but I’ve been really slacking on the gym. I’m worried about keeping up this pace for the long term though so I’ve added some more calories to my limit and am really trying to figure out my diet. My issue isn’t staying under calories - it’s eating the right stuff so I don’t need to nap or re-visit the coffee shop four times per day 😂 I really enjoy reading the stories in this group and I frequently check in here when I need inspiration

    My September goal wait is 240
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,224 Member
    edited August 24
    Welcome-
    I can relate was overweight my whole life except for 6 months at 19. Once I became pregnant at 22 I used that for an excuse to eat more thinking I would lose it like other women. Well a C-section changed that than I hated my body and been eating my feelings and emotions since. Depending on the day my body image changes and at one point I went from 265 to 225 almost hitting my goal weight of 200 than my son died and been up/ down weight wise for last 5 years. I topped my highest in 2020 at 283. When I started again in May I was 280. The people in this group don’t judge which is so great.
    Hi I am Jessica, I have 100lbs to lose and like the sound of this thread.,I am 35 and I have been obese since I was 20ish. I have been the brunt of every fat joke and know,the risks of being nearly 300lbs. Right now i am 280lbs. I have a poor body image at times and sometimes emotionally eating. I am here for accountability. I welcome friend requests but only from females. I have a hard time talking to men. I shut down. I also have aspergers.

  • jamiewhiffen216
    jamiewhiffen216 Posts: 3 Member
    Hi everyone! New to this thread. Same old song and dance - been overweight all my life, need to lower my cholesterol and my thyroid is becoming under-active sadly. Looking to lose around 120 lbs from 290lb. I have lost 10 so far (baby steps haha)! I am trying to get strong by lifting weights. I am looking for MFP friends that support and inspire. I don't adhere to any specific diet. I practice balance and moderation. This thread is a bit intense as far as amount of content. If someone can give me the lowdown, that would be awesome! Wishing all of you the best vibes! :)
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,971 Member
    Wow, I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted. Time really flies now that my students are back in class. So far, it has been pretty good--overall they seem to have a greater appreciation for school. #pandemicsilverlining

    I see a few new folks, so welcome to you! This is a great thread for motivation and support.

    @mnwalkingqueen -- I also dread the cold and snow I know will be here soon, but I'm already committed to rejoining the gym when that happens. Glad you are doing the plank challenge; at least one of us is doing it! LOL

    @COLarryB -- great progress so far! I'm also a teacher (HS English and Media), and it's amazing how many steps I get in a day at work. They also just moved our offices, so mine is on a different level than my classroom which has really increased my stairs/day--at a minimum, I'm up and down 4 times/day. As far as food goes, I find that increasing my protein intake really helps keep my energy levels up throughout the day. Like you, I can stay under my calorie allowance, but if I do it with the wrong foods, I'm sluggish and cranky. Last week there were a lot of "welcome back" treats for our staff which were mostly sugar based. That, combined with after school cocktails, made it a poor week nutrition-wise. This week has been better, though not perfect.

    AFM--As I mentioned to Larry above, nutrition was poor last week, and the scale reflected it. Every day I was 196 on the dot. Working on getting it back down by upping my protein.

    Karen
    51 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    7/2/21 = 195.2
    7/9/21 = 195.2
    7/16/21 = (vacation)
    7/23/21 = 195.8
    7/31/21 = 195.2
    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
    8/20/21 = 196 :(
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,224 Member
    Quick Check In- Went to state fair yesterday only at 3 items and 2 of those I shared than blew it by stopping at MC Donalds on way home for was still hungry- we got rained out at 7pm at fair. Upside walked over 15,000 steps fitbit died at 15,000 still walked another 1 1/2 hours.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,971 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen -- wow, that's a lot of walking, Holly! I'm sure it more than made up for the fast food.

    AFM-- The past few days have been up and down. Thursday night, I saw a Noom add, and decided to answer their questionnaire. Based on my stats, they said my ideal weight range is 135-160, and that they could build me a program to get me to 160 by January 26, 2022. I haven't weighed 160 since HS (if even then), and I was tempted to spend the $150 for the plan. Then I realized that I already know what I need to do to reach my goals, and I need to start pushing myself harder. I'm trying to pinpoint my struggles and how I'm going to move forward, and I came up with these two main issues:

    1. Some of my colleagues tend to bring in treats, like cookies and donuts, and I struggle to avoid them. I really just wish they wouldn't bring that stuff, but I also realize that I can't ask them to change their behavior just because I can't always control mine. I'm going to work harder to just say "no," But I also need to hold myself accountable when I indulge, so Friday evening I went for a 3 mile walk to make up for the dunkin' chocolate donut I ate at work. It was 91 degrees and humid, and I really just wanted to sit on my couch in the AC, but I went anyways.

    2. I don't like to cook, so if I don't have healthy foods on hand and ready to eat, I tend to grab whatever is convenient, regardless of its nutritional value. So today I went grocery shopping, and I'm going to start doing some food prep on Sundays for the upcoming week like I used to in the past.

    I'm sure there will be more in the future, but I feel like these are my two main obstacles right now.

    It's still ridiculously hot here in Chicago, but I did some yard work and mowed my lawn this morning to get in some activity. Cold front is supposed to come through tomorrow, so hopefully next week the temps/humidity will be more comfortable.

    Karen
    51 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    7/2/21 = 195.2
    7/9/21 = 195.2
    7/16/21 = (vacation)
    7/23/21 = 195.8
    7/31/21 = 195.2
    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
    8/20/21 = 196:(
    8/27/21 = 195.4