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Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    @cheripetall
    Welcome to the group!

    @mnwalkingqueen
    I love the picture of you and Riley! You look fabulous. Congrats on completing Elephants in Thailand!
  • olat165
    olat165 Posts: 8 Member
    Hello. I have lost 100 pounds twice. Last time was two years ago. I am fighting to keep it off. Glad to be here.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,972 Member
    @holly-- love that you are doing the virtual races! I use the Wooftrax app to raise money for the shelter where I got Gunner. I use it when I walk him, but also when I go for longer walks alone. I haven't done any virtual races in a while. I remember one where you could walk across America that started on the east coast. I think I made it to about Kentucky and then lost interest. LOL! Great picture of you and Riley! I also am dreading the winter, but I'm opposite of you--I don't mind a little snow, but I hate the bitter cold. I also don't like it when we get a lot of snow that impedes driving. Basically, I need to move someplace warmer. Haha!

    @cheripetall -- welcome to the thread!

    @JNettie73 -- Those are great NSVs!!! Congrats! I also have a difficult time with boots. My sister found a pair of brand new Uggs at Good Will in my size for $10. She bought them for me, and I could barely get the zipper past my ankle. Even when I was at my thinnest (size 10/12), I struggled to find tall boots that fit.

    AFM--life has been pretty busy trying to catch up with work from when I was on vacation. Also, when I was visiting my friend in CA, he mentioned needing someone to write and copyedit descriptions for his business website. I would like to do that kind of work once I retire from teaching, but it's hard to get a job without experience. I offered to write/edit for him for free, so I have something to put on my resume, so I did some work on that over the weekend.

    I was really excited to see the scale drop a bit more last week, and this week it is staying at 192.4 so far. I've come to realize how important exercise is for my metabolism once I'm under 200 lbs. It doesn't have to be too strenuous, but a couple of longer walks a week seems to make a huge difference in my body's ability to shed weight and also withstand a day or 2 of not so great eating. I'm going to try to keep that in mind when I'm tired or busy or have some other excuse to not work out.

    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
    10/8/21 = 192.4
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 56.2

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

    October 2: 215.8
    October 9: 214.8
    October 16:213.8
    October 23:
    October 30:

    Today I started back up using my weights. My arms were shakey when I finished my routine. Tomorrow I plan on doing some lower body exercises after I do my cardio.

    I hope everyone has a good week!
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,972 Member
    @JNettie73 -- Your progress pictures show such a change!! You look great! Good for you for getting back into the strength training. I haven't done anything in that realm in a very long time. :(

    AFM-- I went to donate blood on Thursday, and I suspect that's why my weight dipped down, but since it was my lowest reading on the scale last week, I logged it. It has been back up at 192.4 since Saturday. I didn't get in as much walking this past weekend--just 2.6 miles on Saturday. I went out to dinner with friends and was very happy with my food choices. Then we went to see a drag show that was an embellishment of that old sitcom Golden Girls. It was really funny, but I didn't get home until after midnight. Oy! I am getting too old for late nights! I ended up sleeping in on Sunday, and then I had a lot of errands and grocery shopping, so no time for exercise. This week is going to be busy with meetings plus Gunner's therapy after work. I'm hoping to get in a walk Thursday if the weather holds out. It's still been pretty nice here for mid-October.

    Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

    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
    10/8/21 = 192.4
    10/15/21 = 191.6
  • Melwillbehealthy
    Melwillbehealthy Posts: 463 Member
    edited October 19
    Hi

  • Melwillbehealthy
    Melwillbehealthy Posts: 463 Member
    Hi all,
    I’m back on mfp after being off it for years. The pandemic has been hard on me physically, and I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been. Good news is that I’m very motivated right now to lose weight. I’ve changed my eating habits a lot in the last week and have lost 4 lbs. I know it’s a good loss, but I still eat a lot. I know this weight loss won’t continue at that rate. I’m also starting to get exercise again.
    I’m not counting calories, and don’t want to. However, I have this feeling that I may have to in the future. Just avoiding junk food might not be enough. I mean I’ve eliminated most processed foods, and bread and rice and pasta. I eat everything else. So far it’s working.
  • dlstanf
    dlstanf Posts: 1 Member
    I am just starting on MFP I am having bariatric surgery in a week and I need to make this work
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,225 Member
    I am working on buying groceries every Sunday so I will be less tempted to eat out. I got my Elephant medal in mail yesterday for completing my fun walk and I am shocked on how heavy it is. Today, I received my bib for my November walk it is a friendship walk now just got to find a friend willing to walk 6 miles with me we can walk inside at Mall of America. I can’t do a full push-up but think I am going to challenge myself in November to do 20 modified push-ups per day. We are on mandatory OT Mon-Fri and I am getting really burnt out with my job. Thinking of fostering again or just getting another dog but not sure I should being on so much OT.
    @ karen - I would love a walking app that gave back like what you were using. I agree to moving somewhere warm my self esteem issues and fear have stopped me from doing that move. Drag show sounds fun heard they are great never been. I think time with friends is also needed for mental health.
    @JNettie73- Awesome pictures way to go and glad to see someone who is shaped similar to me.
    @Melwillbehealthy- Good job on your food changes and loss.
    @dlstanf-welcome
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 87 Member
    Hi all. I just joined MFP. My goal is to lose 110 lbs to get to the healthy weight bracket according to a BMI calculator I used.
    I'm going to focus next week on working towards a calorie deficit, and change my breakfast and after dinner/late evening choices (along with trying to work out 45min 6 days, and some extra movement later).
    My shorter term goal is to just get to losing 2 lbs a week consistently.
  • tater7815
    tater7815 Posts: 3 Member
    Hey y'all!!! I just joined this app.... Again. Lol I'm so done with giving myself excuses and tired of being unhealthy. So this is my first accountability post to keep myself motivated.

    SW 280lbs
    GW 160 lbs




  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 57.6

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

    October 2: 215.8
    October 9: 214.8
    October 16:213.8
    October 23:213.8
    October 30:212.4

    My October goal was to get as close to 210 as possible.
    I didn't do as great with getting back into my strength training routine in. I did it a few days but then fizzled out again. I seriously need to get my butt in gear with that. I am getting my cardio in daily though!

    I did calf raises the other week and oh my goodness the burn. 3 days later when the ache finally dissipated I noticed I was waking up with pain in my right knee. I think I must have been overcompensentating with my calves. That finally feels better. I've been terrible with getting in my water lately.

    My November goals are going to be
    1) Strength training routine
    2) Water comsumption
    3) Cross the zero - get to a number below 210

    Thanks for the kind words on my progress photos.


    @skinnyjeanzbound
    You always do such fun things! I enjoy reading about it all.

    @mnwalkingqueen
    I love the elephant medal!

    @Melwillbehealthy
    Welcome back! I have elimated most processed foods, breads and white flour. (White flour seems to spike my glucose, I do better with almond or chickpea flower). It always amazes me how now when I do have something processed I do not enjoy it as much as I used to.

    @distanf @MrsHermit @tater7815
    Welcome!!!
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 87 Member
    edited October 31
    @JNettie73 Thank you!

    Starting weight: 262.2 lbs
    Goal weight: BMI healthy - 150lbs

    November goals:
    5-6 days/week exercise working on getting from 30 min to 45 minutes each time
    Log every bite/sip, etc.
    Make better, strategic food choices, calorie budget like a bank; can't outrun my fork as the saying goes
    Get close to losing 2 lbs per week with food choices and exercise

    Update:
    Last Saturday 10-23: 257.2 lbs
    Saturday 10-30: 252.8 lbs
    Lost: 4.4 lbs!

    Exercised 5 days last week, 3 hrs 22 minutes total. Sweat at goal intensity 3xs.

    Goal is to exercise 6 days a week 45 minutes each. It's realistic for me because my current life situation doesn't allow for much general movement.
    I'd been improving bit by bit at my exercise the past couple of months, but no real significant weight loss.
    Last week was the first time I'd ever tracked and changed my food choices. I am learning about food choices and portions.

    Very happy yesterday. Little changes are starting to show!

    footnote: I did go over my calorie goal yesterday, struggled with emotions. But I stuck to my rule to not give up and logged everything (I think that helped me stop in the end). I am not defeated
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,972 Member
    Hi everyone! Welcome back, Mel, and welcome to the new folks! This is a great place for motivation and support.

    @JNettie73 -- good for you for keeping up with your cardio. I have completely fallen off that wagon.

    AFM--Between the bad weather, and some really busy weeks with lots of after school meetings and appointments, I just haven't gotten out for a walk. I really need to rejoin the gym, but I have another busy week coming up, and we are supposed to have a few warmer, dry days coming up. My hope is to get out and walk for one more week, and then rejoin the gym on the 15th.

    I've also not been doing a great job with nutrition, but I continue to log and try to start fresh everyday. I've been over my calorie goal quite a bit lately, but I've at least managed to stay below maintenance, so the scale hasn't really gone back up. I didn't expect that 191.6 to stick considering I had just donated blood. This past week I got my covid booster, so I spent most of Saturday in bed. Very little activity that day, but I also didn't eat much.

    I love that everyone is posting November goals. Mine are to get back to healthier eating and get back to exercising--whether outside or at the gym.

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

    9/3/21 = 194.6
    9/10/21 = 194.2
    9/17/21 = 194.2
    9/24/21 = 193,4
    10/1/21 = 194
    10/8/21 = 192.4
    10/15/21 = 191.6
    10/22/21 = 192.4
    10/29/21 = 192
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 57.6

    November Start Weight:212.4
    November Goal Weight:208
    Ultimate Goal Weight:TBD

    November 6:212.4
    November 13:
    November 20:
    November 27:

    November goals:
    • Stay on track and log everything
    • Eat healthy snacks
    • Get back into strength training routines
    • Keep my stress levels to a minimum - not let people or things get to me
    • Get as close to 15K steps a day

    I still have difficulty with getting back into my strength training routine so it is back as a goal for this month. I didn't do as well weight wise in October as I would have liked. In reflection, I did sneak some of my daughter's snacks and Halloween candy here and there and did not log them. While I am not gaining, I am not losing either. I am just at a stand still. I need to get my tush in gear and do what I have to. I am looking at my numbers and the calendar. I would love to be in Onderland by Christmas but I don't know if that is a feasible goal. 12 lbs in 2 months is a lot to lose. I am going to try my hardest to get as close to Onderland as possible.

    With the holidays coming up means a lot of family gatherings. I always host, which I love doing. However my mother and MIL do not bring the best out in me and are a major source of stress in my life. My goal is to get through the holidays without letting them effect me the way they do.

    I am getting really excited for Christmas. Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I love decorating for it, love the music, movies, lights, activities and of course SANTA!!!! The other day my daughter turned on Pandora for me and said "Mommy, I turned on Christmas music for you." I love that she gets me. If I had my way I would begin decorating for it now but Brian is not on board with it. I always decorate the day after Thanksgiving. We spend the weekend and I spend the rest of the week decorating. In addition to my other decorations I set up a very large village of ceramic houses with lights. Every year my layout of my village changes. I took a few years off from putting it up because my daughter was just too little and due to her needs from being young I didn't have the time to devote to putting it up. Last year was the first year in 6 years that I set it up. It brought me so much joy. I cannot wait to set it up again!
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 87 Member
    edited November 8
    So, no stats for this week. Saturday is my weigh day, but my scale decided it couldn't make up its mind and fluctuated a LOT, giving me numbers in a range of 8 lbs; so no weight for this week. That's okay, I took a peek during the week and I think I gained ( :cry: ). Gives me something to think about since I did go calorie red several days (but not terrible) and exercised a lot more than the week before. I noticed that I exercised late in the day last week. So this week, I'll work harder on paying attention to my choices, and getting it DOWN; trying to exercise before I eat. Exercising early in the morning, while ideal, is not possible for me because of the quiet hour restrictions in our building. So I'll do what I can!

    Don't give up!

    P.S. I seriously think my scale has an attitude sometimes. The problem is really a combination of how it weighs using feet and the fact that there isn't a single hard, flat, even surface in our apartment. So I scooch it around to make sure it's really sure of itself. Most of the time it is satisfied with its answer, but some days it can vary a huge amount.
  • Melwillbehealthy
    Melwillbehealthy Posts: 463 Member

    Well, I said I may have to start logging my food,, and it’s come true. I’m trying to log every day. I’ve had some medical problems recently and aren’t exercising right now. Maybe I will in the future. The good news is that even with some dismal news from the doctor, I haven’t given up my healthy eating. I’m still cutting out a lot of the processed foods and feel better for that.

  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,225 Member
    edited November 11

    hey happy Wednesday everyone! It’s been a while maybe a week or so. It’s getting cold here in Minnesota and its supposed to rain for like three days straight with possible snow yuck! I didn’t start out very good with my November challenge of doing 20 modified push-ups a day. I keep forgetting honestly I’m going to try harder going forward. I’m not a huge candy person however the week of Halloween I ate out a lot and of course I had to have pizza while I watch scary movies. I ended up gaining but every day new day.

    Question for anyone who has health issues. This is the first time that my health has required me to watch something and take medication. I’m struggling with how to lose weight and what macros to keep track of. I have high blood pressure it started last year and they put me on a medication. I used to only look at my calorie count and not really any of the other macros but in doing that I noticed that my sodium is up more than it should be which is probably contributing to mine high blood pressure actually I know it’s contributing. I also still eat out more than I should and as a single person without a lot of storage space as far as freezer or refrigerator go I tend to eat more boxed items at home which I know is also not so good. Any advice or suggestions would be great. I have lost over 20 pounds so that is good I just don’t want a back slip like I have so many other times once I hit 25 pounds .

    @JNettie73- we must be kindred spirits… I absolutely love Christmas! I have already been listening to Christmas music. I watch every Hallmark Christmas movie. I do start decorating after Thanksgiving but I always have to have a real tree so I don’t actually put a tree up until the first weekend in December and then it last till January. My favorite Christmas song is all I want for Christmas is a hippopotamus.

    @MrsHermit - I have the same problem in my house finding a flat surface for my scale. I move it a couple of different places in my bathroom it seems to be working I hope you find a place that works for you. Just remember every day is a new day so don’t get down on yourself to much.

    @Karen - sorry things are so crazy for you and I hope that you are able to get some exercise in. I was just thinking the other day it’s probably time to invest in my gym membership again. However, I found a super cheap treadmill that I was thinking about getting because then Riley can use it too. I also pretty much only use the treadmill in the sit up machine when I go to the gym not really anything else.

  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 57.6

    November Start Weight:212.4
    November Goal Weight:
    Ultimate Goal Weight:TBD

    November 7:212.4
    November 14: 212.4
    November 21:
    November 28:

    Well, here it is weigh in day and I am still at the same weight. This week I made sure to log any Halloween candy that I stole from Bella. I have been more conscious with what and how much I am eating. I have been using my food scale to measure out my portions. I increased my water. I increased the intensity of my workout. The scale just isn't moving. When I complete my diary at the end of the night MFP tells me I will be in Onderland in 5 weeks. 12 lbs in 5 weeks is a bit crazy to me. I think MFP sits on a throne of lies. ( @mnwalkingqueen - that Christmas movie reference was for you. :D )

    But to be Suzie Sunshine... my glucose levels are looking fabulous. :) Next month is my followup with my doctor. I am so curious to see what my A1C will be and if I will need B12 shots.

    @mnwalkingqueen
    I love that you love Christmas like I do. We have an artificial tree, I've never had a real one. :'( I am so excited to start decorating. What is your favortie Christmas movie? I love them all but my go to movie is Home Alone. I never get tired of watching it. We just watched the new one that Disney released the other day. I didn't hate it but it definitely was not as good as the original. I do Elf on the Shelf for my daughter. I am trying to come up with some fun ideas to do that I have not done before. One of my favorites that I did last year was setting up a karaoke stage with the elf and her dolls. She was so excited when she woke and saw it. Later that day I caught her sitting next to the stage singing Christmas songs with her dolls. HAHAHA.

    @Melwillbehealthy
    Sorry to hear of your health issues. Wishing you nothing but the best!

    @MrsHermit
    Sorry to hear your scale isn't cooperating with you either. It's so frustrating.