JUST GIVE ME 10 DAYS - ROUND 62
Hopping in on this round too!
female, 39, 5'5"
Original Start Weight: 167.5 (April 2018)
Ultimate Goal Weight: 135 (or thereabouts)
Current Weight: 150.6
-Maintain weight (my mom is in the hospital following surgery for a brain bleed so I foresee a bit of a relaxed focus on tracking calories on my part)
-Squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise at least 4 times (I've been very lax about this, so I need to ease back in)
-Take time to enjoy the holiday season...bonus points for non-food ways.
12/14 - 150.0 (-.6 from yesterday, -.6 from round start)
12/15 - 150.0 (0.0 from yesterday, -.6 from round start. I'm bracing myself for the number likely on the scale tomorrow, after eating both lunch and supper out. Though I did get a 40 minute walk in, and am getting better about not making myself eat all that's served in a restaurant meal. )
@doseofcrazy Sending healing prayers for your mom
@FarmerCarla Thanks for the link to the inspiring post! Beautiful pics (both before and after) and inspiring! Thanks for sharing! I'm 53 and I needed to see those fabulous pictures!
Female, 5' 4 1/2 " age 53
This is my ninth round. I am thinking this is the perfect way to move through December, with mini-goals, support and comraderie. I would love to be at 155 by Christmas but will be happy just being solidly in the 150s! Let's make this a month of mindful celebrations taking time to appreciate our loved ones, our health, and our progress on this journey!
OSW 199 (June 15 2018)
R54 Pre-challenge start weight 177
R54 SW 177 EW 175 (-2.0)
R55 SW 175 EW 171 (-4.0)
R56 SW 171 EW 170.5 (-0.5)
R57 SW 170.5 EW 169.5 (-1.0)
R58 SW 169.5 EW 166.5 (-3.0)
R59 SW 166.5 EW 164 (-2.5)
R60 SW 164 EW 159.5 (-4.5)
R61 SW 159.5 EW 159.5 (-0.0)
Carbs < 40-
Steps/day > 12000
Exercise/walk 6 of 7 days/week
12/14 -- 160.5 -- Mildly frustrated with this. Ate super well yesterday with huge deficit. Ran 3/4 of my 4 mile "walk". Possibly fluid retention from lots of exercise yesterday, but hoping to see this number down tomorrow! Could also be fluid retention from late night scotch after a stressful day!
12/15 -- 159.5 -- Still looking fro the 158.5 I had for many days last week. Today I went to zumba and then baked 800 cookies and made dough for another 400. The goal is 3600 cookies by Monday! I only ate two...so that wasn't too bad!
Hmm. The ticker worked...but not the spoiler. I'll have to try and do better next time!
@doseofcrazy, So sorry that your mother is ill. She's in my prayers tonight.
@FarmerCarla, I loved reading your story and your after pic is awesome! You'll get there again.
kmfeig87, Nice loss! Your closing spoiler has two different brackets and needs a forward slash to close the code [ and } / thats why the code is showing and the spoiler is not working. Should be like this without the spaces within brackets.
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quiltingjaine wrote: »@pinkfairy88 We are all here to help you! I’m one of those who reads every post. I don’t comment on every one but having been on this road for decades I think I have experienced almost every bump there is!
@fraukazi Definitely keep some record of what you are eating when you can’t log. When we cruise, I snap a picture of my plate before I start eating and keep a little pad in my purse so I can write things down. Those notes go in my MFP journal in my phone and become part of my “yay, I have internet again” post.
@tiabirdie56 Look how far you have come in 15 months! I hadn’t looked at your spoiler before!
@doseofcrazy Prayers for you and your mom.
@deepwoodslady You are to be commended for catching up on 17 days of posts! That’s almost 2 full rounds! YIKES!! I’m having trouble catching up on 2 days!
Oops...so sorry. I meant 17 PAGES of posts. That was the last of R61 and all of round 62. Sorry for the mistake. But it was still a lot since I read each tidbit and every single morsel and I even pick the crumbs up and put them in my pocket lest I need them later
@FarmerCarla Thanks so much for sharing your story and photo. You've given me another dose of hope. Thanks for sharing that this really can be done!
@kmfeig87 - you're almost there - the words need a square bracket ] on the end instead of the other kind } and the slash needs to go the other way [/spoiler]
@doseofcrazy – Sorry about your Mom, how is she doing?
@FarmerCarla - Well you don't look at all like the little piggy but it sure is cute!
@aFit50 - I like that - fitfam.
@quiltingjaine - Have you tried out any of the indie pattern makers? They are more realistic in their sizing and offer more options (like more than one cup size). They also have lots of pictures of their patterns made up by real people. Here are a few I have been looking at:
https://itch-to-stitch.com/ - if you click on the Pattern Release Announcement in the description it takes you to photos submitted by other sewers. Kennis, the designer behind itch-to-stitch and the lovely lady in the photos, has a Fb group and is always quick to answer questions. I'm hoping to make up one of her shirts this next month.
https://grainlinestudio.com/ - I made a tank from them in the summer - some alterations as I am a very short, apple shape - but it worked out better than any I've made in the past.
Spoiler - Previous roundsOSW - 267 (September 2018)
R #57 - SW - 247- EW - 244.5 (-2.5lb)
R #59 - SW 245lb - EW - 241.7lb (-3.3lb)
R #60 - SW 241.7lb - EW - 240.2lb (-1.5lb)
R #61 - SW 240.2lb - EW -236.3lb (-3.9lb)
SW - 236.3lb
12/14 - 237lb
12/15 - 237lb
12/16 - 236.75lb
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 58 YEARS YOUNG & FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 20 FOR ME.
“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
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During December I just want to make it out of the month alive and without too much damage. I have slowly inched myself into the 180’s. I want to get back into the 170’s and maintain (at the very minimum). I want to increase my exercising now that my livingroom renovation is complete. I want to get all my steps in and incorporate more & more of the great ideas you all have shared. My personal goals are the greatest presents that I can give to myself during this most Holy month of celebrations. This is my way of saying Merry Christmas to me. Your ideas and comments are the greatest presents that I could ever receive from all of you. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to us all!
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Highest weight ever (2014/2015): 253
Original starting weight for this current journey : (1-11-2018) 235.0
My Final Goal: To weight 155 by Valentine’s Day 💗💗💗
********LOOK AND SEE HOW MUCH THESE 10 DAY CHALLENGES HAVE HELPED ME********
R43 EW= 195.6.....LOSS
R44 EW= 192.4…..LOSS
R45 EW= 191.4…..LOSS
R46 EW= 186.0…..LOSS
R47 EW= 186.8…..SLIGHT GAIN/FLUCTUATION
R48 EW= 185.4…..LOSS
R49 EW= 182.8…..LOSS
R50 EW= 180.8…..LOSS
R51 EW= 179.6…..LOSS
R52 EW= 179.0…..LOSS
R53 EW= 176.0…..LOSS
R54 EW= 174.6…..LOSS
R55 EW= 174.6…..NO CHANGE (hard round for me, no change is a Victory!)
R56 EW= 179.2…..GAIN Most of the round spent traveling.
R57 EW= 177.2…..LOSS
R58 EW= 176.0…..LOSS
R59 EW= 178.6…..GAIN Ended day after my Family Thanksgiving festivities. Rough on the final weigh-in.
R60 EW= 178.4.....LOSS
R61 EW= 181.2…..Gain Heavy Travel at the end of this round resulting in lots of restaurant food and sitting in car which created a weight gain. Many non scale victories however.
R61 EW= 181.2
R62 EW= TBD
12/14 - University Hospital appointment went very well. They are not recommending a mastectomy for me, at this point. They do want to do fat injections into the one that was surgically altered after my partial mastectomy which would require several procedures (lots of travel). First I must lose whatever weight that I chose to lose. This is because any fat they inject can be lost as I lose weight (like any fat on my body). Then, when I am satisfied with my weight loss, I call them and they set up the process of beginning the fat transplanting. Because of the 60 pound loss so far (I speak loosely due to my recent gains during fall & travels), I may need a breast lift on the good side which has some volume loss. This will not increase my breast size, nor reduce it, but get me back to my normal (whatever that is now with the weight I’ve lost) but with symmetry. I am thrilled at the prospect of a normal bra and a normal look again. Yayyyyy. Thanks to all the well wishers and the likes and hugs. I did okay with the diet yesterday, but caved a little during the Pool Hall outing. I weighed myself this morning but forgot to write it down. I know it was in the 180 range but I don’t remember if it was in the 180 range or in the 181 range. I will post tomorrow before I travel for some more Christmas shopping. I am over 2 hours from a mall. But about 1 ½ hours from here is a town that has a few larger stores. It’s not great, but it will help get more done for sure! I am also shopping online like crazy, when able. Lots of sitting! I am going to take a baggie of almonds with me tomorrow so I will stop less and eat less. Please God, help me with those big town temptations!
12/15 - 180.6 Went out of town shopping. Lots of steps in. Mindful of calories but over on carbs & not enough liquids. Shop till I drop mentality.
12/14 - 75.1kg, only 200g up from yesterday. Okay with this, I overate a bit (haven’t been grocery shopping but I did today!!!). Been really slack with water as well
12/15 - no weigh-in
12/16 - no weigh-in ????? Totally forgot both days?!
🎄 8 Days to Christmas Eve 🎄
- Let's face it! We are all human.
- Christmas is a time for celebration. We can CHOOSE whether or not to indulge.
- As long as we do so in moderation, there shouldn't be too much damage.
- Indulgence has it's consequences, but they are only temporary.
- Own them, and get back on track.
JGM10D ~|~ Round 62
I am FOCUSED on heathy food choices and DETERMINED to achieve my goals!
Previous 5 roundsAge: 72; Height 5’2”; FemaleDaily Goals
SW: 227lbs (Mar 2014)
LW: 153 (Oct 2016)
Round 58: SW: 166.5 GW: 165.9 EW: 166.3
Round 59: SW: 166.5 GW: 166.2 EW: 166.2
Round 60: SW: 166.3 GW: 165.3 EW: 165.5
Round 61: SW: 165.6 GW: 164.x EW: 165.6
Round 62: SW: 165.6 Goal: MaintenanceDaily GoalsRound 61
~ Pre-log; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
~ 9,500+ Steps daily
~ 30+ minutes HIIT
~ 15+ mins lower body physio daily
~ 10+ minutes arms/core/abs
~ 5 mins stretch before/after workouts
~ 10+ mins yoga/tai chi
Daily Mindfulness Practice/meditation
15 mins Daily Declutter session
12/12: 165.7: Goals ✅ I think I'll switch to maintenance for the rest of the month. Still weigh and log, though.
13/12: 165.6: Goals ✅ Happy with that for this time of the year. The old me would have already gained at least 5lbs! 😂
Round 62 -|- End Goal: Maintenance Under 167
14/12: 165.5: Goals ✅ Well under goal. But I have a wine tasting tonight.
15/12: 165.9: Goals ✅ Under goal, but too many salty nibbles, and not enough water. I just had a sip of each wine as I was driving, and then donated the rest of each glass to my wine buff DH.
16/12: 165.8: Goals ✅ Gotta stay focused today. One more special event tomorrow, then my time is my own.
17/12: xxx: Goals
18/12: xxx: Goals
19/12: xxx: Goals
20/12: xxx: Goals
21/12: xxx: Goals
22/12: xxx: Goals
23/12: xxx: Goals
THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieve permanent change.
REMINDERS One or two thoughts which might give heart to some of you.
- Daily weight fluctuations are normal, and can be as much as 2 lbs a day for no apparent reason.
- A general downward trend is what we are looking for.
- Eating out can cause apparent weight gain because of high sodium levels, but usually goes quickly. Drinking extra water helps with this.
- The human body does not react instantly to what we do to it. Sometimes it can take several days to see results.
- Plateaus are a normal part of the process. The body is consolidating and adapting to your new way of eating/exercising.
- The closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult it becomes to lose weight, as your body becomes more efficient at using what you feed it.
- When you exercise you build muscle, which takes up less space than fat, so use measurements as well as weight to assess your progress.
- Getting/Staying fit and healthy requires a lifestyle change for most people.
Round 62 - my second round
Round 61 11st 12lb (-1 lb)
This is going to be a difficult week
12/14 - 11st 12lb - no loss, but no gain - so I'm ok. Had a choice of a lot of food yesterday evening but just had
one small cake and biscuit, instead of several sweet offerings, including mince pies. Kept within calories.
12/15 - 11st 12.2lb - disappointed because, as always, I weighed everything yesterday and I kept within my calorie allowance and due to walking I also had a good calorie deficit so could easily have had more.
12/16 - 11st 12.8lb - another increase. I weighed and measured everything yesterday and my calorie intake was 1161 calories. I've not yet got to the party days!!!!
12/19 - Meeting friend at cafe as a pre birthday meet up
12/20 - My birthday and a Christmas party with my book group
12/21 - family have arranged a get together for Christmas and my birthday/meal out
12/22 - eve/eve party with friends - a day earlier than usual
12/23 - One day at home before going to my son's house for Christmas9
Just saw that I forgot the "at" symbol before your username. Reposting so you see it.
@kmfeig87, Nice loss! Your closing spoiler has two different brackets and needs a forward slash to close the code [ and } / thats why the code is showing and the spoiler is not working. Should be like this without the spaces within brackets.
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charlie9er Posts: 272 MemberR62 SW: 195.8
R62 GW: 194.8
R61 = 2.2 lb gain 🤨
12/14 feeling hopeful for this round
12/15 today I make my meal & activity plan for the week & STICK TO IT
12/16 nice way to start my day 😁
Birder165 Posts: 484 MemberRound 62 - my 5th round
Female - 58 - 5'7"
OSW: 271.8 (Oct 9/18)
UGW: 165.0 or lower
End R58: 261.2 (-2.2)
End R59: 258.8 (-2.4)
End R60: 256.6 (-2.2)
End R61: 252.0 (-4.6)
My goal for this round is to keep my wits about me! I'd also like to get in to the 240s during this round.
12/13 - 252.0 - End R61 - starting weight for this round.
12/14 - 253.4 - Nothing to worry about. 3168 cals yesterday. I was super hungry all day and gave in to it. For the 3 days before yesterday, my calories averaged 1506/day and that seems to be my "1200". I can't do too many days in a row at that level. I can lose a lot of weight quickly but I get too hungry & tired. That's without even exercising. I should probably aim for at least 1600 - 1700 per day and perhaps that would help me avoid the high calorie days. ***ETA: I just changed my daily goal to 1700. Hopefully that'll help me find a balance.
12/15 - 254.4 - Oops! I seem to sabotage my efforts whenever I get close to a milestone. 4010 calories yesterday!
12/16 - 254.6 - I did okay yesterday (1721) and we went for a nice, long walk but it's going to take a few days to turn around from two very high calorie days. I changed my limit back to 1500 this morning. I have to find those wits!
OSW - 243 September 25, 2018, 5'6, 46yr old female
Round 60 - My 1st round - EW 235.2
Round 61 - EW 235.4
Round 62 - here we go...looking for accountability thru the holidays!!!
12/14 - 235.4 (weighed, didn't post)
12/15 - 234.8
12/16 - 237.4 - holiday baking yesterday!!! i think i did well at self control compared to years past but i slipped up more than i planned
12/17 - work travel, no weigh in
12/18 - work travel, no weigh in
12/19 - work travel, no weigh in
R58/My 19th EW: 174.8 (-1.4) AW: 174.96
R59/My 20th EW: 178 (+3.2) AW: 175.3
R60/My 21st EW: 177.4 (-0.6) AW: 176.8
R61/My 22nd EW: 176 (-1.4) AW: 177.7
R62/My 23rd SW: 176 GW: 174
SheilaBoneham Posts: 2,499 MemberGoals for R62
Calories - 1200-1300
Exercise - Build back to 60 min/day
Weight ~~ stay below 135.
UGW - 130
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015)
OSW - 151.8 (Aug. 31, 2016)
Weight on 2/2015 - 218.2
Lost 75#, regained 12 (to 156) on metabolism reset 11/16-6/17. FIrst round (R15) Aug. 2017.R15 end weight 151.2R61 end weight 132.6 (+.4); 10-day ave 1473
R16 end weight 151.4 (+.2)
R17 end weight 151 (-.4)
R18 end weight 150.4 (-.6)
R19 end weight 149.6 (-.8)
R20 end weight 149.3 (-.3)
R21 end weight 149 (-.3)
R22 end weight 148 (-1)
R23 end weight 148.4 (+.4)
R24 end weight 149 (+.6)
R25 end weight 148.4 (-.6)
R26 end weight 149.2 (+.8)
R27 end weight 149 (-.2)
R28 end weight 146.8 (-2.2)
R29 end weight 146.8 (+/-0)
R30 end weight 146.8 (+/-0); ave net calories 1411
R31 end weight 146.8 (+/-0); ave net calories 1385
R32 end weight unknown - traveling, no scale - ave net calories 1468
R33 end weight 149.1 (+2.3); ave calories 1471 (after traveling/eating out for 3 weeks!)
R34 end weight 149 (-.1); ave calories 1577
R35 end weight 149.4 (+.4); ave calories 1592
R36 end weight 149.6 (+.2); ave calories 1650
R37 end weight 151 (+1.4); ave calories 1703 (154 over estimated TDEE, so no surprise I've gained)
R38 end weight 149.8 (-1.2); averages-- calories 1420; carbs ~48%; protein ~21% ; fat ~31%
R39 end weight 149.8 (+/-0); averages -- calories 1753.5; carbs ~47%; protein ~20%; fat ~33%
R40 end weight 150 (+.2); averages coming later
R41 end weight 150.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1792
R42 end weight 149.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1432
R43 end weight 150.6 (+.8): 10-day ave 1406
R44 end weight 148.8 (-1.8); 10-day ave 1430
R45 end weight 147.6 (-1.2); 10-day ave 1338
R46 end weight 148.8 (+.8); 10-day ave 1437
R47 end weight 147.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1449
R48 end weight 146.8 (-1); 10-day ave 1378
R49 end weight 144.2 (-2.6); 10-day ave 1174
R50 end weight 142.2 (-2); 10-day ave 1200
R51 end weight 141 (-1.2); 10 day ave 1231
R52 end weight 140.6 (-.4); 10-day ave 1192
R53 end weight 137.2 (-3.4); 10-day ave 1134
R54 end weight 136.6 (-.6); 10-day ave 1238
R55 end weight 135.4 (-1.2); 10-day ave 1209
R56 end weight 135 (-.4); 10-day ave 1263
R57 end weight 134.4 (-.6); 10-day ave 1212
R58 end weight 133.6 (-.8); 10-day ave 1372
R59 end weight 130.8 (-2.8); 10-day ave 1125
R60 end weight 132.2 (+1.4); 10-day ave 1384
Day/Moving Ave Weight per Happy Scale/Prev 10-day Cal Ave/Exercise minutes/Comment
12/14 - 133 - 1550 - 25 min
OK, the self-delusion is over and I'm not going to kid myself into eating more cookies & candies. I've had more the past week than I've had in the past 4 years! OTOH, I am back to regular walking (though not up to my goal time yet - amazing how quickly we get out of shape) and I started walk/run intervals yesterday. So I'm adding exercise minutes to my accountability for this session. I do think some of this extra weight is water, but I don't like the trend, so I've had a stern talk with myself! I'm off to get blood drawn to recheck inflammation levels - I hope they're down more, but in any case I feel quite a bit better other than pain in my shoulders, esp. in the morning.
12/15 - 133.6 - 1568 - 60 min
Time lag from Wed & Thurs excesses, but I ate better yesterday and walked an hour. I also am thrilled that my lab tests show my inflammation is way down from what it was, though still slightly elevated, and I am more determined than ever not to take prednisone long term. So while I will continue to enjoy the season for the next 10 or so days, I'm veering back toward the anti-inflammation/elimination approach to eating that I was on for much of the summer and fall to try to get back in the normal zone. I'm also going to start running intervals again 3 days a week (I haven't for almost a year so I'm really out of shape!) and, if I can haul myself out of bed at 5 am, to swim laps several days a week. Happy weekend, all!
12/16 - 133.4 - 1571 - 30 min
I forgot the Y closes early on Saturdays, so last night I walked around a grocery store for half an hour. Better than nothing!
Start Date: 1/16/2018
Start Weight: 295
First Goal: Back away from 300!!! Accomplished
Next Goal: 263 Accomplished
Next Goal: 233
First Celebration Goal, No longer obese: 196
Second Celebration Goal, No longer overweight: 163
Ultimate Goal: Approx 150, but with muscles, and active with hiking, kayak, and all manner of outdoors.
R29 End Weight: 285.4
R30 End Weight: 286.4
R31 End Weight: 277.8
R32 End Weight: 274.6
R33 End Weight: 271.6
R34 End Weight: 268.2
R35 End Weight: 267.0
R36 End Weight: 263.8
R37 End Weight: 262.4
R38 End Weight: 260.2
R39 End Weight: 259.0
R40 End Weight: 255.2
R41 End Weight: 256.0
R42 End Weight: 254.4
R43 End Weight: 254.4
R44 End Weight: 251.2
R45 End Weight: 252.4
R46 End Weight: 251.0
R47 End Weight: 245.4
R48 End Weight: On travel.
R49 End Weight: 248.8
R50 End Weight: 246.8
R51 End Weight: 244.2
R52 End Weight: 243.0
R53 End Weight: 242.0
R54 End Weight: On travel.
R55 End Weight: 241.5
R56 End Weight: 240.6
R57 End Weight: 239.2
R58 End Weight: 239.4
R59 End Weight: 237.4
R60 End Weight: 236.2
R61 End Weight: 237.0
12/14 / 234.6/ Finally all the water retention is gone. I was 237.0 yesterday.
12/15 / 234.4 /
12/16 / 234.0 /
Female, 46, 5’5”
First round in a while
12/14 184.3, Ready to start this 10 day journey. Lost a pound waiting for it to start.
12/15 184.3, Big calorie blow out last night, but planned for it during the day. Went a little over but ready to get back on track
12/16 187.3, The blowout shows up on the scale. Sigh.
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