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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • realgirl177
    realgirl177 Posts: 175 Member
    Original starting weight (2014) - 229.5
    May 2018 - 134
    May 2019 Restart - 142.5
    September ending weight - 123.5
    Oct goal - 118
    Ultimate goal - 114

    10/01: 123.5
    10/07: 126
    10/14: 122
    10/21: 122.5
    10/28: 123
    10/31:

    I definitely need to be more committed if I want to lose more weight. I need to do more strenuous exercise so I can eat more when I feel the need. One hour of brisk walking only burns 186 calories. Hiking burns 200 calories more an hr. Running is off the table right now due to my rheumatoid arthritis - I know I have some inflammation and I don't need to cause damage to my joints.
  • ellie117
    ellie117 Posts: 293 Member
    @realgirl177 have you tried other forms of cardio? I despise running (with a fiery passion) but still do 4-5 hours of cardio per week using elliptical machines to get my calories out higher.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    @realgirl177 - agree with @ellie117. For me it's strength training using body resistance and throwing some cardio between sets. I do 25-30 minutes each of 3 days followed by a day of rest. The diary entry is going in as cardio to show a calorie burn because MFP won't show calories for strength exercises. But I'm seeing better results than with basic walking 30 minutes a day despite showing the same calorie burn
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,269 Member

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 30 starting weight - 139.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 141.4)
    October goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight).

    September 30 - 139.4 (141.4)
    October 7 - 139.2 (10-day average 140.0)
    October 14 - 144.4 (10-day average 141.1)
    October 21: 142.2 (10-day average 142.4)
    October 28 - 142.6 (10-day average 143.3)
    October 30 -

    Total loss for October: Scale says I gained 3.2 pounds, and ten-day average says 1.9 pounds. I should be ok with this because both numbers are pretty much right at my goal.

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    My job now is to defy what the trend projects for the coming week because I'm done watching the numbers go UP.






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  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,790 Member
    Highest weight: 192.2
    October Start Weight: 135.0
    October Goal Weight:134.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    09/30 - 135.0 at 5:30 a.m.

    I weigh in on Mondays.

    10/01 - 136.6 at 4:00 a.m.
    10/07 - 136.8 at 7:00 a.m.
    10/14 - 137.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...well, that's not good! :s
    10/21 - 136.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    10/28 - 039.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...nopey, nope!!!
    10/31 -

    Chris
  • danifo0811
    danifo0811 Posts: 571 Member
    High weight -198

    1st - 196.2
    7th- 195
    14th -194.8
    21st -193.6
    28th - 192.8

    I'm happy with the loss but I've struggled this month with various temptations. I'm still happy with the loss for October and hope to keep the momentum!


    I've not been great with tracking or consistent with exercise. Snow is giving me enforced exercise and I've had to shovel the last two mornings.
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,480 Member
    edited October 2019
    •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 - 181.8
    10/26 - 181.6
    10/27 - 183.8 - just the usual fluid retention
    📌10/28 - 183 - Smh. Up and down the scale to end the month the same weight as I started. The good news is that this 183 is excess fluid and not October 1st excess fat. My body fat percentage decreased. My strength is improved, not to where it was this past Spring, but increasing. The scale weight will catch up eventually.

    10/29 - 182.8 - I made a lot of physical improvements; in muscle tone & strength, shoulder, knee and ankle becoming more stable (jumping jacks!) inches lost, bodyfat% coming back down, sleeping more soundly. Still in recovery, but I am managing my adrenal fatigue. I can wait for the scale to catch up. That is low on my concerns list right now.


    10/30
    10/31

    Gain / Loss

  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,792 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.
    October 24 - 156.8 - Another day with 1100 calories left over that I didn't consume. I have been eating around 1300 calories per day on average.
    October 24 - 156.3
    October 25 - 158.2 - Well, 3 days in the 156s this month - 3 more days to my one year start on MFP
    October 26 - 158.5
    October 30 - 158.7 - I lost about 32 pounds in a year. I was hoping for 40, but I will take it. Staying the course.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 4,792 Member
    @realgirl177
    There are so many other activities that burn lots of calories.
    Zumba is quick and easy and you can find it on YouTube - It burns about 600 calories per hour, but you could do just 10 minutes (2 or 3 songs) of it a couple of times a day and beat your walking calorie burns. Also it is fun and you learn new dance moves while working just about every muscle. (regular aerobics only burns about 1/2 of that)
    Skating is my exercise of choice, but until the lakes freeze over I am limited to 3 or 4 times a week when the arenas offer it.
    If you are going to spend an hour exercising you want to find something that gives you a big bang for your buck, and that is fun so that you look forward to doing it every day.
  • realgirl177
    realgirl177 Posts: 175 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy an hr of Zumba at my weight (today, 121) burns 317 calories according to Cronometer. I also live in a 3rd floor apartment with wood floors - it's really not my thing either. I like walking, hiking, running or gym machines. I do not do well with anything requiring coordination, lol.

    I'll probably join a gym soon. I am not tolerating even cool weather now that I'm thinner.
  • realgirl177
    realgirl177 Posts: 175 Member
    @ellie117 i used to when I belonged to a gym. I haven't had the money to join one I liked, so I haven't done so (though looks like I'll be going the Planet Fitness route for the winter). I love running so much - I miss it so much. I like hiking too, but walking is something that I can just do - no driving required. Usually when I plan on hiking I never go, so I pretty much stick to what I know I'll do.

    @LisaW57 I do some resistance training throughout the day most days, but do not track it. I've got weights and bands in my apartment. Interval training isn't happening in my apartment (no jumping, marching, etc). I know intervals are effective, but I'm not there yet with my fitness or my mindset. I'll get to that point eventually.
  • tryingagain5
    tryingagain5 Posts: 1,037 Member
    Original starting weight: 235.8 (Jan 2018)
    October starting weight: 195.8 (9/29/19) (gained a couple pounds over the weekend, my own fault.🙄)
    October goal: 190
    Ultimate goal: 135-150
    I'll be weighing in on Wednesdays
    October:
    2: 195.8 no change from last Wednesday
    9: 196.6. Oops.
    16: 197.4.😮 Going the wrong way. Need to get my head back in the game and get back on track.
    23: 192.8 Wow! Much better this week! Now to keep going!😁
    30: 193.0

    Total loss for October: 2.8 loss
    Not 5 pounds but almost 3 so I"ll take it.




  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,480 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 - 181.8
    10/26 - 181.6
    10/27 - 183.8 - just the usual fluid retention
    📌10/28 - 183 - Smh. Up and down the scale to end the month the same weight as I started. The good news is that this 183 is excess fluid and not October 1st excess fat. My body fat percentage decreased. My strength is improved, not to where it was this past Spring, but increasing. The scale weight will catch up eventually.
    10/29 - 182.8 - I made a lot of physical improvements; in muscle tone & strength, shoulder, knee and ankle becoming more stable (jumping jacks!) inches lost, bodyfat% coming back down, sleeping more soundly. Still in recovery, but I am managing my adrenal fatigue. I can wait for the scale to catch up. That is low on my concerns list right now.


    10/30 - 182

    10/31

    Gain / Loss


  • Toria718
    Toria718 Posts: 393 Member
    Original starting weight - 213, 5'6"
    October starting weight - 206
    October goal - 201
    Ultimate goal - 135

    September loss -7 lbs
    1st - 206
    7th- 203.4
    14th - 203.8 sodium over the weekend :(
    21st - 203.8, knew this was coming, so worth it though, low weight was 201 last week
    28th - 205, i hate water retention, I am almost back at original month weight :( I can feel the water in my legs
    October 31st - 203.2, happy it went down, but I ate a minor (700 calories binge, still under maintenance for the day) last night after I got home, knew I was doing it but it was like another person was putting my hand on the crackers and leftover dinner. Think I have my daily goal set too aggressive.

    Total loss for October - so far 2.8 lb
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 7,269 Member

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 30 starting weight - 139.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 141.4)
    October goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight).

    September 30 - 139.4 (141.4)
    October 7 - 139.2 (10-day average 140.0)
    October 14 - 144.4 (10-day average 141.1)
    October 21: 142.2 (10-day average 142.4)
    October 28 - 142.6 (10-day average 143.3)
    October 31 - 144.6 (10-day average 143.8)


    Total loss for October: Scale says I gained 5.2 pounds, and ten-day average says 3.8 pounds. I should be ok with this because both numbers are pretty much right at my goal, but I need to stop the gain.