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  • Onestep211Onestep211 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Hey, returning to MFP! Got 140lbs to lose and look forward to receiving/providing encouragement
  • neffyworldneffyworld Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    Saturday - Success (what have you accomplished; focus on the positive of the week, NSV=non scale victories)

    I have walked 20,000 steps for three days in a row, which is something I didn't know I could do.

    The positive of the week is I got to eat some delicious meals and have dinner at my friend's house and watch a movie.

    I think some of my clothes are getting looser and my stomach seems smaller, but I may be imagining it.
  • AmberlyMarleneAmberlyMarlene Member Posts: 71 Member Member Posts: 71 Member
    @neffyworld that's all fantastic. Congrats and keep up the good work!
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,967 Member Member Posts: 3,967 Member
    @neffyworld -- that's great!! I have my fitbit goal set at 11,500 steps/day, but I only reach it if I go on a walk or mow my lawn. I got 20,000+ at the Green Day concert last month, but it's rare I reach that level. Congrats! I like walking if I can do it outside. Once winter hits here in Chicago, I will need to rejoin the gym where I tend to switch it up a bit between elliptical, stationary bike, and running on the treadmill. Walking on a treadmill is too boring. Dancing is by far my favorite form of exercise, and it burns a ton of calories!

    @janicelsullivan -- welcome back!

    @AmberlyMarlene -- happy birthday!! That must be so hard living apart from your husband, but it's great that you are both trying to lose weight together. My husband is not overweight, but he certainly could be healthier. I've tried to get him to join me on walks, but he's not interested.

    AFM-- This past week has been crazy. We had a hard lockdown at school on Wednesday which turned out to just be a "joke" some kid made about having a gun, but it was a scary 45 minutes huddled in the dark with my 11th graders. They were rockstars during the whole ordeal. Afterwards, I told them I was proud that they did exactly what they were supposed to do, but also sad that they've been training for this their whole lives. Because of that situation, we had a delayed start on Thursday, and the district bought us donuts and coffee in the morning and pizza and salad for lunch. I ate some of both, but I still managed to stay under my calorie allowance for the day. In fact, I've done pretty well all week with nutrition. The only day I was over was Wed., and that was due to some alcohol calories which were absolutely necessary, LOL!

    I'm still struggling to get a longer walk in during the work week, mostly due to other appointments and meetings. On days when I don't have anything else scheduled, I find I need to catch up on laundry or paying bills or some other mundane task. I have been good about getting in at least one 4 mile walk on the weekend, so I'm happy about that.

    This week will be hectic because my sister and I leave Wed right after work to head to California. We will spend a couple of days with friends who live in the French Valley, and then Friday we will head to Ohanafest at Doheny Beach State Park. I'm so excited!! I can't believe it's actually happening after so many canceled trips and concerts. Now I'm starting to freak out a little about getting packed and ready to go!

    Weight hasn't gone down, but there where a couple of days that I saw 193.6 flicker on the digital scale before it decided I still weigh 194.2. That makes me hopeful that a loss is imminent.

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

    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
    8/20/21 = 196:(
    8/27/21 = 195.4
    9/3/21 = 194.6
    9/10/21 = 194.2
    9/17/21 = 194.2
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,220 Member Member Posts: 1,220 Member
    Wow I have missed some great things.

    @neffyworld -WTG with the steps and dancing. I am not to familiar with how ytube works but do they have free fitness videos you could do to change things up.
    @karen- That is horrific joke glad all was okay and that your kids listened so well. Enjoy your trip have fun and be safe.
    @AmberlyMarlene -Happy Birthday 🥳 Celebrating is hard you made good choices.
    @janicelsullivan- welcome back

    AFM- Working on better choices in food. Little annoyed at scale not moving much for walking twice a day for over 30 minutes but know it’s because of my eating. This past week I ate a lot of bad crap due to son’s death anniversary and 2 birthday dinners. I guess that I haven’t gotten the eating feelings thing under control yet. My dad’s death anniversary is coming up I am going to try hard not to pig out that day.
    I am going to try and do has many fun run/walks that I can most are still virtual. I am going to work towards actually being able to run one in 2022. I used to run the mile and 4x100 in high school but haven’t ran as an adult so will have to work my way to that.
    Riley and I used to walk from 7-8pm daily right now it is 7:35pm and completely pitch dark outside. Now, trying to figure out a new night time routine. We are still walking from 6-6:30 am it is mostly in the dark and we only walk our block in morning.
    Going hiking at Fort Snelling this Sunday with old co-workers we are going to try different state parks and local hiking trails bi weekly.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,220 Member Member Posts: 1,220 Member
    Well I will take .5 loss when my eating was out of control. Excited for our hike tomorrow with friends.
  • ThickMama1988ThickMama1988 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Hi everybody. It's been a little over a month now since I started this journey and I'm happy to say I've done pretty good so far. I appreciate all the motivation and support from you all. It motivates me when I see my friends workout info come up on my feed. I wish everyone the best and have a good week!!

    Ashton
    33 yrs old
    5' 9"
    SW: 271
    CW: 251
    GW: 175
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,220 Member Member Posts: 1,220 Member
    Happy Sunday! We walked 5 miles this morning with friends in a regional park. The leaves are starting to turn which made me feel sad for that means that horrible white stuff and below zero temps are coming.
    So have any of you bought rotisserie chicken breast from store? Is it pumped full of sodium?

    SW 280
    CW 258.5
    Goal 200
  • LouisefenLouisefen Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    I'm glad this thread is still here, 10 years after my first go around, even though I'm not too thrilled about needing to be here again! Hi all!
  • JNettie73JNettie73 Member Posts: 1,068 Member Member Posts: 1,068 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 51.6

    September Start Weight: 218.4
    September Goal Weight: 214
    Ultimate Goal Weight: TBD

    September 4: 218.4
    September 11: 217.8
    September 17: 217.8
    September 24: 218

    Meh. This month was not my month for weight loss. My food has been off and I have not been getting in all my water. But, I have been getting in my workouts (bike) regularly. I am on a 22 day step streak with meeting my 10K steps. Most days I am getting in 14-15K steps. I count that as a win! I have been slacking on getting in my upper and lower body sessions. I need to get back to that. That is going to be my goal for October.

    I had my follow up with my doctor. My blood work looks good. She said my B12 is within normal range but is on the lower end of that range. I have to follow up in 3 months to see if I have raised it. If not we will explore weekly B12 shots. :# She also mentioned that my A1C dropped a little lower. She wants to me to come back in 3 months with blood work but believes after then I will "graduate" and only need to see her every 6 months.

    I just changed my B12 vitamin to a higher dosage one, since I recently finished off my other one. I am hoping the increase in dosage is enough to keep me from having to do weekly shots. My glucose continues to be in good ranges. It fluctuates from the 90s to low 100s. I am working hard on getting it consistently in the 90s. I know I will get there eventually.

    @skinnyjeanzbound
    Thank you!
    I hope you are able to get it under control without having to go on statins.

    @mnwalkingqueen
    That quinoa with pesto sounds delicious. I never thought to add pesto to quinoa! Sorry, I don't have an answer to your rotisserie chicken question.

    @AmberlyMarlene
    Wow that is a lot of food! But super sweet that he wanted to treat you.

    @neffyworld
    I love dancing around the house to music too. My daughter and I have dance parties from time to time. It always puts me in a great mood! Wow neffy!!! That is amazing. (20,000 steps) I've only hit that once a few years ago. That certainly is not easy to do!

    @Onestep211
    Welcome!

    @ThickMama1988
    You are doing fantastic!

    @Louisefen
    Welcome!
  • kristen_lynnkristen_lynn Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    Onestep211 wrote: »
    Hey, returning to MFP! Got 140lbs to lose and look forward to receiving/providing encouragement

    hey there, i have about 150 to lose, looking to boost my friends list and motivate folks who motivate me! :)
  • kristen_lynnkristen_lynn Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    hi all, i've been lurking around mfp for 10 years now. over the years i've lost 70 and gained 90 and lost 60 and gained back 80:( and after so many years of ping-ponging, i've had a rough summer w/ health issues. after this last doc visit, i am 1000% determined to get this right for the last time and stick w/ it! welcoming new friends if anyone is in a similar boat. mama to an 11 yr old - doing this for me and for him!!

    age 37
    height 5'10"
    sw 345 :s
    cw 320
    gw 170?

    (do you know the stupid bmi calculator suggests that i consider a goal weight between 120 and 170. 120 on a broad-shouldered, wide-hipped 5'10" frame?! i'd be skin and bones, supermodel status. i'll be fine with healthy and active! we'll see about adjusting the number from there...)
  • LouisefenLouisefen Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    hi all, i've been lurking around mfp for 10 years now. over the years i've lost 70 and gained 90 and lost 60 and gained back 80:( and after so many years of ping-ponging, i've had a rough summer w/ health issues. after this last doc visit, i am 1000% determined to get this right for the last time and stick w/ it! welcoming new friends if anyone is in a similar boat. mama to an 11 yr old - doing this for me and for him!!

    age 37
    height 5'10"
    sw 345 :s
    cw 320
    gw 170?

    (do you know the stupid bmi calculator suggests that i consider a goal weight between 120 and 170. 120 on a broad-shouldered, wide-hipped 5'10" frame?! i'd be skin and bones, supermodel status. i'll be fine with healthy and active! we'll see about adjusting the number from there...)

    Oh my goodness, I'm short and small boned. When I weighed 120, I got nagged about looking gaunt and sickly!
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,967 Member Member Posts: 3,967 Member
    Hey everyone! I'm back from my trip and finally caught up enough on work to take a few minutes to post.

    California was beautiful! My friends' house was like staying at a resort with a gorgeous pool. I'm sad we only had a day and a half with them, but I look forward to planning a longer visit over a break or next summer.

    The Ohana Fest was so fun! Saw a bunch of great bands in a very relaxed atmosphere. The only downside was that Kings of Leon had to cancel their appearance. They were supposed to headline Friday night, but their mother was ill, so they wanted to be with her. Good thing they made the decision to fly home on Thursday because she passed away on Friday. Ohana extended My Morning Jacket's set, and then Eddie Vedder took the stage for an hour to make up for it. Eddie also headlined Saturday and Pearl Jam on Sunday.

    In addition to the festival, we hit the beach on Saturday and went to a couple of great restaurants. Eating wasn't too bad, but a lot of restaurant food which is always so high in sodium. I wasn't surprised the scale was up a tad bit when I got home. We did so much walking while there that I know I didn't really gain any weight. I was really excited to drop below 194 before we left. I was 196.6 when I weighed in Tuesday morning (we got back Monday evening), but back down to 194 by Friday.

    Trying to continue with all of the walking, so I did 3 miles on Friday and 3 miles today. It's very hard to find time during the workweek. It's going to be rainy tomorrow and I have as errand after work on Monday. Tuesday I am meeting friends at a fundraiser for a mutual friend who passed from breast cancer several years ago, but I'm going to try to go Wednesday or Thursday, weather permitting.

    I will post some pictures from my trip in a separate post from my phone.

    Hope everyone has a great week!

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

    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
    8/20/21 = 196:(
    8/27/21 = 195.4
    9/3/21 = 194.6
    9/10/21 = 194.2
    9/17/21 = 194.2
    9/24/21 = 193,4
    10/1/21 = 194
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,967 Member Member Posts: 3,967 Member
    I couldn't figure out how to post pics from my phone, so it took some time to get these transferred over to my laptop.

    The first is me in front of my friends' pool:
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    This is me and my sister at the winery where we had lunch:
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    And this is us with the giant Pearl Jam Funkos at the festival:
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  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,220 Member Member Posts: 1,220 Member
    Hi Everyone-

    Well my food is up/down it has never been real great but some days better than ever.
    It is getting colder her and that means winter is not far away. I am hoping it is a easy winter this year I can deal with cold not the snow.
    I tried the plank challenge got further than I thought I would but was doing it wrong that is why shoulder blades hurt so stopped.
    I have decided to join fun/walk runs to stay motivated before snow comes. I currently doing Elephants for Thailand entry fee goes to help elephant rescue. Race is 30.9 miles long I am at 15 mile mark. I also joined Sesame Street race that will start end of October.
    I am also back to pre covid weight 1.5 lbs away from that weight.
    If anyone has 30 minutes or less receipes to share please do. With mandatory overtime M-F and walikg before sunset along with trying not to eat past 7 pm I am running out of ideas.


    @JNettie73- Congrats on your steps per day! Prayers for increase in B12. Nice job focusing on your blood work results.

    @Louisefen- I am 5’4” and ideal weight should be 130-150lbs which I haven’t been since high school.

    @Karen- sounds like we have similar taste in music. Glad you had fun. I was told by doctor it takes 3 days for weight to level out after vacation or binge day(my case). Omg! the funko pop pic is so cute. You look amazing.
  • JNettie73JNettie73 Member Posts: 1,068 Member Member Posts: 1,068 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date:

    October Start Weight: 215.8
    October Goal Weight: 210
    Ultimate Goal Weight:TBD

    October 2: 215.8
    October 9:
    October 16:
    October 23:
    October 30:

    I had 2 NSV today. The first was I was able to wear a skirt that I could not button last month. The second was I am finally able to zipper my wide calf boots and wear comfortably. The last time I wore them I had to slouch them because my calves were too wide. :#

    My goal for this month is to get back on track with my upper and lower body strength training exercises. I have been slacking on those since coming home from vacation the end of August.

    @Skinnyjeanzbound
    It sounds like the Fest was amazing despite the cancellation! I am glad you had a great time. I loved the pictures. You look amazing!

    @mnwalkingqueen My eating has been off lately too. I am trying to get back on track. I love that you are doing the runs!
  • JNettie73JNettie73 Member Posts: 1,068 Member Member Posts: 1,068 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 55.2

    October Start Weight: 215.8
    October Goal Weight: 210
    Ultimate Goal Weight:TBD

    October 2: 215.8
    October 9: 214.8
    October 16:
    October 23:
    October 30:

    NSV: I went into Old Navy to buy my daughter some clothes. While there I picked up a new sweatshirt for myself. Imagine my delight when I no longer had to buy a plus sized size!!!
  • cheripetallcheripetall Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Hi. I'm new but also not new. Given weight loss a go a few times but never really stuck with it or had the determination. I now have just over 100lbs to lose. I'm setting myself interim goals though, and trying to be realistic by saying I'd like to lose 28lbs by the end of the year. That works out to around 2.5lbs/week average. I'm aware there will be fluctuations but I'm really rigidly sticking to my calorie goals and step goals. Today is my first day and I'm feeling good, have had plenty of water and a healthy lunch. Let's go. Thanks for starting this thread to support people like me who have a lot to lose, it's great to see all your progress so far!
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,220 Member Member Posts: 1,220 Member
    Happy Monday! Riley and I finished our first fun walk today. It took us 8 days to complete. Our next one is as soon as bib comes in the mail expected end of month.b9x9xxrp034a.jpeg
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