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Floating in to February: February Weight Loss and Accountability

rianneonamissionrianneonamission Posts: 795Member, Premium Member Posts: 795Member, Premium Member
Feeling a bit lighter and healthier as we float in to February. We are strengthening ourselves mentally and physically.

(I was going to go with a freezing theme, but I thought this would be a more positive angle)

Height: 5'10"
HW: 183lbs (Fri 24th March 2017)
SW February: 163.8lbs (30th January weigh in)
Ultimate goal: Around 150lbs
February goal: 160-161lbs
February body fat goal: sub 26%

GO!
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  • annepan001annepan001 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    5'2" tall, 58 years old.
    HW: 160 (June 2016)
    Ultimate GW: 119 to 120lb (I think ... will see when I get there?!)

    January 1st: 131 lb
    January 30th: 127.2 (January weight loss 4 ish lbs)
    Feb 6th:
    Feb 13th:
    Feb 20th:
    Feb 27th:
    February 28th GW: 123lb

    Looking forward to getting back to running when the snow/ice leaves. Meanwhile, walking 3.5 miles or more most days, doing 1 to 1.5 hours of yoga per day (completed day 30 of the 108 day "Ultimate Yogi" DVD series today!), and when possible squeezing in a strength session in the gym - goal for these is 3x per week. After the tax returns go in tomorrow perhaps that will be more doable!!

    In mid-Nov 2018, I discovered Dr Jason Fung's excellent books on reversing obesity and diabetes through intermittent fasting. They helped me understand how insulin resistance occurs, that the "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and "eat at least 6x per day to stoke your metabolism" mantras are simply wrong, and lead to fatty liver, diabetes, high bp, etc etc. So, I'm experimenting with "time restricted eating" on a more or less daily basis, plus intermittent fasting using Michael Mosley's new "Fast800" book as a guide. I weight 9lbs less than in mid November, so it does seem to be working. But I do get some headaches, and have had a couple of migraines in the last two weeks - the first for 5 years, so I think I'll ease back a bit for the next week or so to see if that helps.

    Thanks for starting this group - it'll help keep me accountable!
  • KayMtnHikerKayMtnHiker Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    5'4” tall, 48 years old.
    HW: not sure what HW stands for???

    January: no stats for January, I just started my exercise/diet routine today. Just joined MFP today.
    I’m having arthroscopic knee surgery on the 19th of Feb. and would like to lose a few pounds and tone up/get healthy before surgery, knowing that I won’t be able to do much exercising for a couple of weeks after surgery - unless y’all know of a workout program where I can sit in a chair.

    CW: 145lbs
    Ultimate GW: 120-125lbs. (Or more) Would Love for this to happen by Summer - not sure how realistic this is, but I’m going to try.

    February 20th GW: 140 lbs

    I think I’m going to like this accountability group. Please feel free to share lots of encouragement.
    Thanks.
  • rianneonamissionrianneonamission Posts: 795Member, Premium Member Posts: 795Member, Premium Member
    I'm glad my last January weigh in was yesterday, because today the pre ToM bloat has arrived.

    Welcome @annepan001 and @KayMtnHiker! HW means highest weight. I personally like keeping that in my stats because every time I see it, it reminds me of how far I have come.

    @MaVieEntiere Yup, we do a monthly thread!
  • AnniebotnenAnniebotnen Posts: 332Member Member Posts: 332Member Member
    Height 5’6”

    Original SW 172# (1/2014)
    Original GW 145# (reached 10/2014)

    Post holiday weight 1/2019 148.75#
    SW February 145.5# - moving avg 147.2#
    February goal. 145# - moving avg 145#
  • leah_not_leialeah_not_leia Posts: 73Member Member Posts: 73Member Member
    Height: 5' 9"
    HW: 167 lbs (Jan. 13, 2017)
    2019 SW: 161.6 lbs
    UWG: 145ish lbs (i guess?)
    lbs to go: 15.2 lbs
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Jan 31st:160.2 lbs (trending 160.8 lbs)

    Feb 1st:
    Feb 4th:
    Feb 11th:
    Feb 18th:
    Feb 25th:

    February Goal: 158.2 lbs (-2 lbs)

    _______________________________________________________________________
    Ideally by the end of February I would like to be trending in the mid 159s. :) Ready to kick it!!
  • JRIV60JRIV60 Posts: 729Member Member Posts: 729Member Member
    Age: 41
    Height: 5'6"
    HW: 207.8lbs (1st MFP log in 1.1.11; 2009 Overall HW: 224lbs)
    SW: February: 168.0lbs (2.1.19)
    Ideal/Overall Goal: 165 +/- (?) Looking to tone this year with strength training. I haven't weighed under 170 since 2005-2006.
    February Goal: 166-167lbs

    Feb 1st: 168
    Feb 9th:
    Feb 16th:
    Feb 23rd:
    Feb 28th:
  • shubby30shubby30 Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Height 5ft 7in
    Weight Jan 1st : 149 lbs
    Weight Jan 31st: 140 lbs
    Goal weight : 128 lbs
    Body fat: 28.5
    Body fat goal: 20
    Body fat goal for February: 24

    Goal weight for February: 132 lbs

    Diet on point. Getting regular with strength training workouts 5-6 days a week

    Feb 1st: 140
    Feb 8th:
    Feb 15th:
    Feb 22:
    Feb 29:
  • hmkieselhmkiesel Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    Age: 21 (22 tomorrow lol)
    Height: 5'6.5"
    HW: 142 lbs (September 2018)
    SW: February: 131 lbs
    Ideal/Overall Goal: 127 lbs
    February Goal: 129 lbs

    Feb 1st: 131 lbs
    Feb 9th:
    Feb 16th:
    Feb 23rd:
    Feb 28th:
  • brittlb07brittlb07 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    2019 SW: 146 lbs
    UWG: 118-120 lbs
    lbs to go: 17 lbs
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Jan 31st: 138 lbs

    Feb 1st: 137.8 lbs
    Feb 4th:
    Feb 11th:
    Feb 18th:
    Feb 25th:

    February Goal: 134 lbs (-3.8lbs)
  • LynnJ9LynnJ9 Posts: 293Member, Premium Member Posts: 293Member, Premium Member
    Reposting here for February!

    Not excited to post my weekly weigh in:

    Starting weight: 1/4/19: 149.5
    1/11/19: 147
    1/18/19: 144.4
    1/25/19: 143.1
    2/1/19: 142.6

    My loss this week was .5 pounds. My goal is about 1.5 so I was not close to my goal.
    After my weigh-in last Friday, I completely ate out of control on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I had a lot of personal and family situations which stressed me out... and I completely binged and did not exercise. I think I probably ate 1000 calories over maintenance for each of those days. I felt so bloated, embarrassed and frustrated by Monday night. I have eaten within my calorie goal since Monday. I am thankful for a .5 pound weight loss and I have renewed my commitment not to allow stress to throw me off course.
  • lbridelbride Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
    Finished up January meeting the "goal", but soon that slipped right into a weekend where I acted as if I'm 20 years younger than I actually am, and am still paying for it. Drank tons of "salty" drinks and other water (and ketchup and other greasy food) yesterday to try to feel better. So today's weight... uug

    But now I'm buckling down and will not pretend I'm in my 20s! Goal is to lose 2 lbs per month, real weight, not water weight, by end of March.

    H-5'6
    SW: 135
    Short term GW - 130 by Feb 1
    GW: 125 - by March 31

    01/01 - 135
    01/02 - 134
    01/06 - 133.5
    01/13 - 132
    01/20 - 130.5
    01/28 - 130
    01/31 - 130

    02/04 - 132
  • lbridelbride Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
    LynnJ9 wrote: »
    Reposting here for February!

    Not excited to post my weekly weigh in:

    Starting weight: 1/4/19: 149.5
    1/11/19: 147
    1/18/19: 144.4
    1/25/19: 143.1
    2/1/19: 142.6

    My loss this week was .5 pounds. My goal is about 1.5 so I was not close to my goal.
    After my weigh-in last Friday, I completely ate out of control on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I had a lot of personal and family situations which stressed me out... and I completely binged and did not exercise. I think I probably ate 1000 calories over maintenance for each of those days. I felt so bloated, embarrassed and frustrated by Monday night. I have eaten within my calorie goal since Monday. I am thankful for a .5 pound weight loss and I have renewed my commitment not to allow stress to throw me off course.



    I wish I only at 1000 over maintenance this past weekend, I'm sure it was much much more. Thank goodness it's Monday
  • lbridelbride Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
    hmkiesel wrote: »
    Age: 21 (22 tomorrow lol)
    Height: 5'6.5"
    HW: 142 lbs (September 2018)
    SW: February: 131 lbs
    Ideal/Overall Goal: 127 lbs
    February Goal: 129 lbs

    Feb 1st: 131 lbs
    Feb 9th:
    Feb 16th:
    Feb 23rd:
    Feb 28th:

    Getting down those last few pounds from 131 to 127 is HARD. I've been working off and on for a couple years trying to keep it around 126/127 -but you're younger so hopefully it's easier for you! Good luck.
  • caitjsullcaitjsull Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hi - back on MFP for like the 12th time! Job I hate, a move, general laziness and a social life of dining/drinking out has lead to my highest weight, probably ever. There may have been a time in college that was worse but I avoided the scale like the plague. Here's to recommitting!

    Age: 30
    Height: 5'5"
    HW: 154 lbs (NOW)
    SW: February: 154 lbs
    Ideal/Overall Goal: 123 lbs
    February Goal: 147 lbs

    Feb 4th: 154 lbs
    Feb 11th:
    Feb 18th:
    Feb 25th:
    Feb 28th:
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,127Member Member Posts: 1,127Member Member
    Kinda fell off the wagon towards the end of the month - had friends visiting from out of town two weekends in a row, plus large/annual parties/banquets each weekend, which meant too much eating out, and while there was a fair bit of walking, apparently not enough to counteract the indulgences.

    REALLY need to be getting back to the gym, too - I've been pretty good about walking and light cardio, but not so great on the strength training.

    HW: ~163
    CW: 149.6
    GW: 128-132
    February Goal: 148.0 (as an average)

    Feb 4th: 1149.6 (Actual) 149.1 (Trend)
    Feb 11th:
    Feb 18th:
    Feb 25th:
    Feb 28th:
  • PhoebeLou333PhoebeLou333 Posts: 6Member, Premium Member Posts: 6Member, Premium Member
    :)
    Age 62
    Height 5'
    HW 160
    CW 147.5
    GW 135
    Feb. GW 146
    :p

  • susanpiper57susanpiper57 Posts: 176Member Member Posts: 176Member Member
    Age: 36
    Height: 5'1"
    Current weight: 128
    Ultimate goal: Around 110-115 lbs
    February goal: 124 lbs

    I have 10 more pounds of baby weight to lose (he's 6 months) and I can't stop eating cookies!
    Also, my bigger pants are getting too big, and I still can't fit into my normal jeans without major muffin top. MMMMM muffins.....
  • dblbbl88dblbbl88 Posts: 800Member, Premium Member Posts: 800Member, Premium Member
    Age: 40
    Height: 5'6"
    Highest weight: 305 in 2008
    Current weight: 153
    Ultimate goal: 145
    February Goal: 150
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