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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,742 Member
    LisaW57 wrote: »

    I guess that it is not a "banner" year. What did you do for your 60th?
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    I guess that it is not a "banner" year. What did you do for your 60th?

    LOL 😆 Banner is now described as 1 year closer to retirement. 60. Geeze. I don't think anything special. I know last night we decided to scrounge for dinner so I didn't have to cook and I went to bed early. Far cry from 18, 21, 25, and even 30. Last big celebration was 50, and the whole family took me to a NASCAR race 🏁

  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,742 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180

    Well, you started at 253, you have come a very long way. You changed your eating habits, I changed my eating habits. You went for protein and fat, I added my missing carbs. How funny that all of us need something different.
    We are all experimenting with whatever we feel that we can maintain long-term without feeling like we are "dieting". Lifestyle change. Your numbers have proven (70 pound loss!!) that you have found a formula for yourself. You are close to getting back to that 177!

  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,742 Member
    LisaW57 wrote: »
    I guess that it is not a "banner" year. What did you do for your 60th?

    LOL 😆 Banner is now described as 1 year closer to retirement. 60. Geeze. I don't think anything special. I know last night we decided to scrounge for dinner so I didn't have to cook and I went to bed early. Far cry from 18, 21, 25, and even 30. Last big celebration was 50, and the whole family took me to a NASCAR race 🏁

    A Nascar race sounds like fun!!

    I plan to spend my 60th in Italy. And hopefully am at least 20 pounds less than now so that I can have that lovely red wine, and .. meatballs : - )
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,470 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 - 183
    10/2- 184.6 - fluid retention from exercise. My muscles are so weak! I'm working on it.
    10/3 - 182.4
    10/4 - 182
    10/5 - 182.6
    10/6 - 181.6
    📌10/7 - 183.6
    10/8 - 183.6
    10/9 - DNW
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/11 - 183.2 - my normal fluid gains
    10/12 - 181.6
    10/13 - 180.8
    📌10/14 - 181.8
    10/15 - 182.4 - Mmm, I think. Well, I'm going with that. It's typical. Need to get back to taking a photo of my weigh ins, because I don't usually record it on the MFP app immediately after weighing and don't always write it on paper.
    10/16 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2
    10/18 - 182.4 - no worries, some elimination is due😯
    10/19 - 180.8
    10/20 - 181.6
    📌10/21 - 181.6
    10/22 - 183 - starchy carbs

    10/23 - 181.2

    10/24
    10/25
    10/26
    10/27
    📌10/28
    10/29
    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss

  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,742 Member
    Female, age 59, 5'3" (probably only 5'2" by now)
    Starting weight was October 28, 2018 - 191
    Long term goal 112-115
    October 28.2019 goal - 151

    1st day back to my scale. I don't know what my starting point was for the month, I will use the 7th.

    October 07 - 156.7 - Hard to believe that I actually lost weight on my vacation to Dallas, what with Texas bbq, Taquieras, Margaritas etc. Mind you, I ice skated almost every day. Very pleased.
    October 08 - 160.3 - That gain in one days seems kind of crazy since I had good workouts and was well within my eating levels. Perhaps I had been dehydrated from the flights and am hydrated again.
    October 09 - 159.3
    October 10 - 159.9
    October 11 - 159.6
    October 12 - 158.0
    October 13 - 158.1 - Thanksgiving dinner tonight, but going to eat very light beforehand to save up calories for stuffing and gravy etc.
    October 14 - 159.8 - This could go up a little more still as all of that fabulous food and drink settles in.
    October 15 - 159.5 - Half a month yet, Thanksgiving leftovers mostly finished. Time to lose some weight : - )
    October 16 - 158.7 - just 2 pounds up from October 7th now.
    October 17 - 158.2
    October 18 - 159.2
    October 19 - 156.9 - 9 days until my 1 year since starting. I was hoping for 40 pounds in a year, but at least I am getting close.
    October 20 - 157.5
    October 21 - 158.5
    October 22 - 158.5
    October 23 - 158.4 - I have had 1100 calories left over many times over the last week because of all my calorie burning activity. Hoping for a big whoosh soon.
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,470 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy, Thank you. For sure, we all need a different formula for weightloss, the key is finding it. You have to go beyond the surface (the scale) to discover corrections that need to be made. 1+1=2 is NOT the equation for weight loss or gain. TBH, my weight had topped out at 260lbs! after an injury. That was difficult to accept when I saw the number. After I lost a few pounds, I came back to MFP.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    September 30 ending weight 148.0 (September gain 0.7 lbs)

    October starting weight - 147.0
    October goal - 145.0/142.0

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I have found Monday (M), Wednesday (W), Friday (F) weigh-in accountability works best for me. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    4th (F) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 7th (M) - 147.5 (Trend Weight 147.5)
    9th (W) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    11th (F) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    📌 14th (M) - 146.7 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    16th (W) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    18th (F) - 147.6 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    📌 21st (M) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.3)
    23rd (W) - 147.9 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    25th (F) -
    📌 28th (M) -
    📌 31st -

    October Loss ~

    Thoughts: I've been bloated for a couple of days with a fluid gain. That aside, I've been trying to move to an IF schedule. I don't eat after 8pm. That works for me. I've been moving the first meal up gradually. I'm at 11-noon. Once I moved past 9, my loss started to stall. I'm also getting cravings for sweets. I've tried this before and seen the same thing. I think I'll move back to eating breakfast and see if I can get some progress.

    October Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans - Need to start writing them down
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 11am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 4056 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 25 ⬆
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day Back on track 😏

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 10/1-4 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest ✔
    • 10/13-18 - missed
    • 10/19 - 2.5 hour cardio day ✔
    • 10/20-23 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (mini-workout) ✔
    • 10/24-27 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/28-31 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    4 Week Progress:

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  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,470 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: 183
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 - 183
    10/2- 184.6 - fluid retention from exercise. My muscles are so weak! I'm working on it.
    10/3 - 182.4
    10/4 - 182
    10/5 - 182.6
    10/6 - 181.6
    📌10/7 - 183.6
    10/8 - 183.6
    10/9 - DNW
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/11 - 183.2 - my normal fluid gains
    10/12 - 181.6
    10/13 - 180.8
    📌10/14 - 181.8
    10/15 - 182.4 - Mmm, I think. Well, I'm going with that. It's typical. Need to get back to taking a photo of my weigh ins, because I don't usually record it on the MFP app immediately after weighing and don't always write it on paper.
    10/16 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2
    10/18 - 182.4 - no worries, some elimination is due😯
    10/19 - 180.8
    10/20 - 181.6
    📌10/21 - 181.6
    10/22 - 183 - starchy carbs
    10/23 - 181.2

    10/24 - 184 - No starchy carbs this time, just fluid retention in general.

    10/25
    10/26
    10/27
    📌10/28
    10/29
    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss

  • amya71006
    amya71006 Posts: 21 Member
    @ellie117 Congrats keep up the great work
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,742 Member
    @LisaW57
    IF doesn't work for everyone, although studies do show that it works better for men than women.
    I will be interested in seeing the results of you adding breakfast back in to fire your metabolism up for the day.
  • jenn990205
    jenn990205 Posts: 1,207 Member
    I'm hoping to reach the top of my maintenance by the end of this month (138). By Thanksgiving I would like to be at my goal weight and maintaining with in the 3-4 pounds (135-138) I have given myself for my crazy fluctuations. I am losing at a really slow rate though and seem to be able to mess up and get off track very easily now that I am so close. My goal this month is to stay on track everyday with only Sunday's being a little more lenient. No other cheat days for any reason!

    Original starting weight - 178 July 2018
    October starting weight - 140.9
    October goal - 138
    Ultimate goal - 135 -138


    1st -146.5 this is from a Sunday of way to many drinks and tailgate food. No more of this allowed.
    3rd - 143.2 already lost a ton of the bloat, but have been high all week. I think due to a medication change
    10th - 142.9 I guess every little bit counts. I was hoping for a lower number though.
    17th - 140.9 back to exactly where I was at the end of Sept. Maybe I will see a new number here in a couple of days.
    24th - 144.6 still sore from a workout a couple of days ago and dinner out for my son's 20th bday!

    31st -
  • 171lake
    171lake Posts: 890 Member
    Original starting weight - 172.6
    October starting weight - 134.3
    October goal - 128
    Ultimate goal - 120

    1st- 134.3
    3rd- 134.1
    10th- 133.0
    17th- 132.6
    24th- 132.6
    31st-

    Total loss for October - 1.7 lbs