Lose 5lbs + in April 2017

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  • MrsPinterest34
    MrsPinterest34 Posts: 342 Member
    Looking forward to April. Today marks 90 days since I started on MFP. It's been a good journey so far. I think I found the right balance between my intake and losing weight. I'm taking on this challenge in 90 days intervals which is enough time to see significant changes.
    SW: 175 -Jan 2
    GW: 130-135lb
    CW: 162.5lb ( BMI is overweight now :) )
    Total loss: 12.5lb
    S. Waist (narrowest):31 C. Waist: 29.25in
    S. Hips ( widest):48 C. Hips:46.75in

    Sunday weigh-ins
    4/2:
    4/9:
    4/16:
    4/23:

    4/2: 162lb (-0.5lb)

    Total April loss/gain: -0.5lb

    4/5: 161 (-1lb)
    I got on the scale this morning and I'm down a pound. I'll take it! I did daily weight checks for the last 3 months and decided I'm convinced enough that my weight fluctuates daily from 0.5-1lb. So I've now switched to twice a week which I record on my Garmin and my Sunday ( every 7 days) weight goes on MFP. Also I've increased my steps 16k-20k daily and I'm eating back 100-200 of my exercise calories.


    4/9: 160lb (-1)
    Total April loss/gain: -2lbs

    15lbs gone as of today and halfway through 1st goal of 145lb. 1zwflilo1iaw.png



    4/15: 159.5lb ( -0.5) I made into the 150s!
    I'll recheck again tomorrow to see if any changes.

    Total April loss/gain: -2.5lb


  • mnalsa83
    mnalsa83 Posts: 172 Member
    I know it's mid month but it'll keep me honest
    Weigh in days are Wednesday's

    Original starting weight - 182 (jan 2011)
    April starting weight -156.8 lbs (mar 31)
    April goal - 150
    Ultimate goal - 130

    To date:
    4/5 : 155.4 lbs
    4/12 : 154.2 lbs
  • MissMaggieMuffin
    MissMaggieMuffin Posts: 444 Member
    Original SW (Jan 15/17): 206.8
    Weigh-in day is Saturday

    Challenge SW April 1: 193.6

    April 8: 191.8
    April 15: 193.8
    April 22:
    April 29:

    Total for April: + 0.2 :neutral: Sigh - trying to focus on what I have lost so far, rather than this number.

    Challenge Goal: 189
    Ultimate Goal: 170
  • Brans34
    Brans34 Posts: 600 Member
    Don't worry too much @MissMaggieMuffin. You are here, so you're not giving up. You've made it this far, you've done amazing. I've had several weeks like that, but it usually works itself out by the end of the month. I have discovered that my arch nemesis is sodium. Most everything else I can moderate well, but that sneaky sodium is EVERYWHERE!!! But I also discovered that an extra liter (4 cups) of water on those days (and the day after sometimes) really helps wash the extra sodium from your body so your cells aren't holding onto so much extra water because they're trying to wash the extra salt out of them.
    Keep your chin up and refocus every morning. Don't let one bad weigh-in get you down.
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,317 Member
    Original starting weight - 192.2
    April starting weight - 144.0
    April goal - 135.0
    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    Weigh-In Day: Saturday
    March 30th: 144.4 lbs
    April 1th: 144.0
    April 8th: 142.0
    April 15th: 143.0
    April 22nd:
    April 29th:
    April 30th:

    Total loss for April -
  • MissMaggieMuffin
    MissMaggieMuffin Posts: 444 Member
    Brans34 wrote: »
    Don't worry too much @MissMaggieMuffin. You are here, so you're not giving up. You've made it this far, you've done amazing. I've had several weeks like that, but it usually works itself out by the end of the month. I have discovered that my arch nemesis is sodium. Most everything else I can moderate well, but that sneaky sodium is EVERYWHERE!!! But I also discovered that an extra liter (4 cups) of water on those days (and the day after sometimes) really helps wash the extra sodium from your body so your cells aren't holding onto so much extra water because they're trying to wash the extra salt out of them.
    Keep your chin up and refocus every morning. Don't let one bad weigh-in get you down.

    @Brans34 Thank you for your encouragement - I do appreciate it. I think you may be quite right about the sodium. The pre-Easter food, while within my calorie goals, includes way too much ham! Will try the extra water.
  • stella7x7
    stella7x7 Posts: 2,151 Member
    April 1-290.0
    April 4- 288.6
    April 11- 291.6 mother nature here for visit
    April 15 - 292.0 was hoping to be down 1 day past. I sure hope the # are back down next weigh in. Just got out of the 290s.
  • ana_varn
    ana_varn Posts: 98 Member
    @MissMaggieMuffin Try the extra water when your sodium is up! I lost more than a pound in a day, that pound being water from eating too much salt and not drinking enough water. Yesterday i really upped my water and it showed today on my stomach, legs and scales :smiley:
  • theemsicle1986
    theemsicle1986 Posts: 20 Member
    riginal Starting Weight: 177lbs
    April Goal Weight: 167lbs
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 145lbs

    02/04/2017: 172
    09/04/2017: 171
    16/04/2017: 169
    23/04/2017:
    30/04/2017:
  • MissMaggieMuffin
    MissMaggieMuffin Posts: 444 Member
    ana_varn wrote: »
    @MissMaggieMuffin Try the extra water when your sodium is up! I lost more than a pound in a day, that pound being water from eating too much salt and not drinking enough water. Yesterday i really upped my water and it showed today on my stomach, legs and scales :smiley:

    @ana_varn Thanks - definitely upping the water intake. Funny, hadn't really thought about the sodium but certainly more aware now.
  • motivatedsister
    motivatedsister Posts: 543 Member
    April starting weight: 199
    April goal: 194
    Ultimate goal: 150 (for now....then will re-evaluate)

    Weigh in on Sundays
    April 2: 199
    April 9: 197.5 (-1.5 lbs)
    April 16: 202 (+4.5 lbs, TOM)
    April 23:
    April 30:

    Total loss for April: +3 lbs
  • ae92jay
    ae92jay Posts: 152 Member
    Original starting weight : 165 lbs
    April starting weight : 160 lbs
    April goal: 158 lbs
    Ultimate goal : 118 - 125 lbs

    4/2: 161.5
    4/9: 163
    4/16:165
    4/23:
    4/30:

    Gained weight from eating un-healthy :/
  • Piqueaboo
    Piqueaboo Posts: 1,193 Member
    edited April 2017
    Original starting weight 249lbs
    April goal 183lbs
    Ultimate goal 143lbs

    April starting weight 194.8lbs

    03/04/17: 193.7lbs
    10/04/17: 193.1lbs
    17/04/17: 188.7lbs
    24/04/17

    Total loss for April: 5lbs
  • lauraandmark347
    lauraandmark347 Posts: 53 Member
    April starting weight: 148.8
    April goal: 143
    Ultimate goal: stay under 140 (135-139 is a good range)

    4/1: 148.8
    4/8: 146.6
    4/14: 146.6 (was away for the weekend, so will go with Friday's weight)
    4/22:
    4/29:

    Total loss for April: 2.2 lbs