Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited November 2019
    @deepwoodslady, @LisaW57, @Connie7355, you are all welcome. I hope the exercises will help you and @dawnbgethealthy become more mobile with less pain quickly. They have certainly helped me and in a short time. They are now on my daily list.

    Also, I need to remember to add it to my links post on JGM10D!
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    edited November 2019
    Parking November here until we have a thread.

    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    October 31 ending weight 147.7 October gain 0.7 lbs)

    November starting weight - 147.3
    November 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 (F)- 147.3 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    4th (M) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    6th (W) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.2)
    7th (T) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    📌 8th (F) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    11th (M) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    13th (W) -
    📌 15th (F) -
    18th (M) -
    20th (W) -
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: My adjusted WOE (fruit at breakfast, greens at lunch) seems to be helping. It's blueberries and baby spinach right now, and I'm finding it flexible and effective. I actually got down by over half a pound. Then fell off over the weekend and gained it back with higher than normal salt, and a high fat breakfasts and dinners that pushed my berries to an evening snack. So I learned something. Timing matters. Salt in frozen entrees matters. Type of fat matters. Got it.

    I also started reading a book, Quench, which sheds more light on the science of hydration. (I told you I was a geek.) You can read a review at this link. I'm still reading, but am going to be working some of these strategies in immediately.

    November Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Continue Meal Planning
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 3295 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 27 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 11/3-6 - 50, 50, missed, Rest ✔
    • 11/7-10 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (w/20 aerobics) ✔
    • 11/11-14 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/15-18 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/19-22 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/23-26 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/27-30 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

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  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,535 Member
    My name is Donna & I am 59 years old. I am from the Midwest in the USA. 5’ 5.5” tall
    Original starting weight – 253
    November starting weight – 188.0
    November goal – 183.0
    Ultimate goal – 145 to 155 (We’ll see when we get closer)
    November results for Challenge: TBD


    01 - 188.0 Staying positive and strong.
    08 – 185.8 Great improvement. I have been diligent. Travel today which will involve lack of movement & restaurants. I will recover from it before next week’s weigh-in.
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,510 Member
    I did all of the exercises for knees that you linked @tiabirdie56. 50 min and it said to repeat. I did a few more off of Youtube also.
    I have big heavy quads and glutes from years of skating, so that I think that working those little tiny muscles around the knee is important!
    I have been taking over the counter stuff at night which really helps.
    I am pretty convinced that my knees problem caused my back problem.
    I stayed Mediterranean in diet today @tiabirdie56. That made so much sense.
    I have prescription strength Voltaren on my knees for the night, will take another muscle relaxant before bed, and will have some Tylenol before work if I need to in the morning.
    It was good to have 3 days to be able to rest and have the time for special knee exercises.
    Of course now my fingers, elbow, toes...lol, gotta love this getting older and everything falling apart.
    I will be so glad to hopefully soon be able get back to my zumba-esque work-outs and ice skating, moving the blood so much prevents all of these other things from stiffening up. Need to keep it all circulating!
  • kmfeig87
    kmfeig87 Posts: 1,990 Member
    @tiabirdie56 @deepwoodslady Try this with your spaghetti squash. Slice in half, scoop out seeds. Then brush with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast. Spaghetti-fy it, then serve it with cottage cheese and toasted walnuts/pecans. You can sprinkle it with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg if you like. Makes a light dinner and the cottage cheese adds some protein!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,535 Member
    kmfeig87 wrote: »
    @tiabirdie56 @deepwoodslady Try this with your spaghetti squash. Slice in half, scoop out seeds. Then brush with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast. Spaghetti-fy it, then serve it with cottage cheese and toasted walnuts/pecans. You can sprinkle it with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg if you like. Makes a light dinner and the cottage cheese adds some protein!

    @kmfeig87 All the ingredients sound great. Please clarify: After Spaghetti-fying it, do I mix in the cottage cheese and walnuts, or serve on the side?
  • 171lake
    171lake Posts: 890 Member
    Original starting weight - 172.6 (12/1/19)
    November starting weight - 132
    November goal - 127
    Ultimate goal - 120

    11/5 - 131.4
    11/12 131.1
    11/19
    11/26
    11/30

    Total loss for November - .9 lbs of 5 lbs

  • maureenkhilde
    maureenkhilde Posts: 850 Member
    I will look into the Vionic shoes and see what they have. I know they have Dr. Comfort shoes at Dr office as well but the expense yikes.
    I saw the foot Dr., and to say the least it was an interesting visit. Partially from standpoint that I went to an Orthopedic Dr. in May 2019 who looked at the foot xrays, as well as a knee xray and decided I had Anterior Tibia tendon Tendonitis. So gave me sheets of exercises, told me what to order via Amazon and within a few months it should be taken care of.
    Well sad to say it got much worse. So this time I went to see a Podiartrist (foot Dr.) And he said no that is not the issue at all. Which makes sense as it was not getting any better.
    So instead he explained I have a super high arch, which I kind of remember hearing one other time, a long time ago. And along with that, have this other thing he explained an overly flexible toe arrangement. Meaning my big toe moves all over the place and it is not supposed to do that. Which goes kind of long with being told in the last year that I have too much flexibility in many joints like hip, knee, ankle, elbow, shoulder. It is basically something you are born with. And if you have it, it means you are more lkely for joints to pop out.

    So due to arch, and bad big toe, when I walk it is heel, and then instead of big toe, I come down on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th toes, that literally roll over so it is the joints coming down on floors, ground wherever I am.

    So told no more walking in barefeet and or socks even in the house. Tough one.
    Also need to get a special type of insole that is heavily cushioned to fit inside different shoes. Good news is I wear Aciscs sneakers which is a brand they say is really good for what is called underpronator (means when you walk, you roll to the outside part of your foot). It will take 3-4 months to totally heal up. Because the pain on the top of my foot which started this back in April of this year is extensor tendons, that have tendonitis.

    For now he cut out and formed to my foot a special pad and then tapped it on. So I have to keep wearing it for three weeks to make sure it works. Taking off for bath time, then redoing with new tape. If it works, then go buy the special insoles.

    The moral of all of this, I waited too long to do a follow up to see what was going on.
  • kmfeig87
    kmfeig87 Posts: 1,990 Member
    @deepwoodslady I Spaghetti-fied it in the skin and then scooped cottage cheese on top and sprinkled with nuts. We then served it out of the skin. If you weren't going to eat it all, I would sprinkle the nuts on individual portions when ready to eat, so that they don't get soggy. We didn't warm up the cottage cheese, although we let it sit out at room temp for a while, but you could warm the cottage cheese up a bit if you liked!
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    Wow @maureenkhilde - how frustrating. Glad you have some answers and a plan.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,535 Member
    kmfeig87 wrote: »
    @deepwoodslady I Spaghetti-fied it in the skin and then scooped cottage cheese on top and sprinkled with nuts. We then served it out of the skin. If you weren't going to eat it all, I would sprinkle the nuts on individual portions when ready to eat, so that they don't get soggy. We didn't warm up the cottage cheese, although we let it sit out at room temp for a while, but you could warm the cottage cheese up a bit if you liked!

    @kmfeig87 Sounds great! I will be trying this recipe soon. I had @tiabirdie56 recipe the other day. Also delicious!

  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited November 2019
    •Lose 5 lbs in November 2019•

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

    •Monday Updates•📌

    11/1 - 183
    11/2 - 182
    11/3 - 183.6
    📌11/4 - 183.6 - Still trying to figure it out. I've been reading more on adrenal fatigue recovery. It can take a very long time, from 6 months to a year. All the life stress during that time sure can't help recovery. 😔 I can say that I've made many improvements since September.
    11/5 - 184.4 - The results of me taking magnesium citrate yesterday. It did nothing but fill my gut with more fluid and add an extra .8lbs. Smh.
    11/6 - 184.4 - I raised my calories to 1425 and carbs to 50g yesterday. Also dropping my IF hours back to 16/8, maybe 12/12 in the weeks ahead. Everything that I've been reading suggests more carbs to heal adrenal fatigue, specifically more wholegrain carbs. Not doing that, but more vegetables and maybe a serving or two of starchy veg this week, like squash and sweet potato.
    11/7 - 183 - IF/17hrs. Meal times~ 12:30, 5:30. 39 g carbs (19g fiber)
    11/8 - 182.6 - IF/22hrs. Meal times ~ 3:30, 7:30. (bean soup) 45g carbs (30g fiber)(Didn't go well with the intermittent fasting hours yesterday. I was out until late afternoon. From now on, I plan to take some bone broth with evoo & potassium mixed in and 1oz of salted mixed nut butter to break my fast at 16-18 hours. Eating 1 cup of bean soup, twice this week, did not seem to cause any harm.
    11/9 - 183.6 - ate pretzels.
    11/10 - 184.4 - sodium gain. Only 858cals, but 50g carbs (9g fiber)
    📌11/11 - 181.4 - 1218/1425 calories. 45g carbs (19g fiber)

    11/12 - 183 - 1339/1425 calories. 42g carbs (21g fiber)

    11/13 - 183 - Taking a closer look at carbs and fiber in my diet for a couple of weeks. The starchy and higher fiber foods I am adding and how they affect my weight/fluid retention.
    📌11/18
    📌11/25
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,510 Member
    edited November 2019
    I am not sure if there is a November thread and that I have just missed it.
    Recording my weight anyway just to put it somewhere.

    November 03 - 157.9
    November 07 - 158.8 - a week of elimination problems, not usual for me, made an appointment with the doc.
    November 08 - 160.4 - I have had really sore knees for over a week, so can't ice skate : - ( Yesterday I twisted my back funny and am out of commission. I can't exercise at all right now, and I don't lose weight unless I expend 500 calories per day in exercise. I hope that I don't gain too much before I am mobile again. Trying to keep my eating calories low.
    November 09 - 161.1 - New high, I have been under 160 for 6 months. Perhaps all of these maladies are connected. 10 days until my doctor's appointment.
    November 10 - 159.2 - My back is mostly better, my knees are not ready for skating yet, but I was able to do a "speedsweat" of Fitness Marshall this morning which is sort of like a hip-hop version of Zumba. It felt so great to move my entire body again.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,510 Member
    @tiabirdie56 I definitely have to find a way to make more time to do those specific knee exercises. My one knee "cracked" constantly the day that I did the full 50 minutes of them, so stuff is inside there that needs to be moved around for sure. I have saved it to favourites.
    Thank you!!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,510 Member
    @maureenkhilde
    I hear you. I spent soooo much money on doctors, orthotics etc. before finding Vionic shoes which cured me in about 2 weeks.
    Definitely never barefoot or in flip-flops ever again. I also have very high arches and had pronation.
    Once the shoes worked so well for me I also bought the slippers when they went on sale for $39.
    I couldn't even step out of bed without great pain. I had too many foot issues to count.

    I really hope that you get some relief.
  • LisaW57
    LisaW57 Posts: 339 Member
    edited November 2019
    Parking November here until we have a thread.

    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    October 31 ending weight 147.7 October gain 0.7 lbs)

    November starting weight - 147.3
    November 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 (F)- 147.3 (Trend Weight 146.9)
    4th (M) - 147.4 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    6th (W) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.2)
    7th (T) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    📌 8th (F) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.1)
    11th (M) - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    13th (W) - 146.4 (Trend Weight 147.0)
    📌 15th (F) -
    18th (M) -
    20th (W) -
    📌 22nd (F) -
    25th (M) -
    27th (W) -
    📌 29th (F) - This ought to be good 🦃 lol
    📌 30th (S) -

    November Loss ~

    Thoughts: Progress seems steady for the first time in a while. I'm doing well implementing my adjusted WOE (fruit at breakfast, greens at lunch) - not hitting it daily, but hitting it more often than not.

    I finished Quench (science of hydration - you can read a review at this link). Not sure that I'll dive into the 5-day plan. I do better when I make these kind of changes gradually, and adapt to what is sustainable for me over the long term.

    I've already tried one of the recipes for an apple, cuke, & tomato gazpacho - really liked it! It's going to be a go to for me for lunches, which it a nice switch up from salad.

    OTOH, lunch today was canned soup. Drinking lots of water to help with the higher than usual sodium.

    November Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Continue Meal Planning
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 3924 ⬆
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 26 ⬇
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts.
    • 11/3-6 - 50, 50, missed, Rest ✔
    • 11/7-10 - 50, 50, 50, Rest (w/20 aerobics) ✔
    • 11/11-14 - 50, 50 ✔ Tonight: 50 Tomorrow: Rest
    • 11/15-18 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/19-22 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/23-26 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 11/27-30 - 50, 50, 50, Rest

    30-Day Progress:

    4w.png


  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited November 2019
    •Lose 5 lbs in November 2019•

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

    •Monday Updates•📌

    ▪11/1 - 183
    ▪11/2 - 182
    ▪11/3 - 183.6
    📌11/4 - 183.6 - Still trying to figure it out. I've been reading more on adrenal fatigue recovery. It can take a very long time, from 6 months to a year. All the life stress during that time sure can't help recovery. 😔 I can say that I've made many improvements since September.
    ▪11/5 - 184.4 - The results of me taking magnesium citrate yesterday. It did nothing but fill my gut with more fluid and add an extra .8lbs. Smh.
    ▪11/6 - 184.4 - I raised my calories to 1425 and carbs to 50g yesterday. Also dropping my IF hours back to 16/8, maybe 12/12 in the weeks ahead. Everything that I've been reading suggests more carbs to heal adrenal fatigue, specifically more wholegrain carbs. Not doing that, but more vegetables and maybe a serving or two of starchy veg this week, like squash and sweet potato.
    ▪11/7 - 183 - IF/17hrs. Meal times~ 12:30, 5:30. 39 g carbs (19g fiber)
    ▪11/8 - 182.6 - IF/22hrs. Meal times ~ 3:30, 7:30. (bean soup) 45g carbs (30g fiber)(Didn't go well with the intermittent fasting hours yesterday. I was out until late afternoon. From now on, I plan to take some bone broth with evoo & potassium mixed in and 1oz of salted mixed nut butter to break my fast at 16-18 hours. Eating 1 cup of bean soup, twice this week, did not seem to cause any harm.
    ▪11/9 - 183.6 - ate pretzels.
    ▪11/10 - 184.4 - sodium gain. Only 858cals, but 50g carbs (9g fiber)
    📌11/11 - 181.4 - 1218/1425 calories. 45g carbs (19g fiber)
    ▪11/12 - 183 - 1339/1425 calories. 42g carbs (21g fiber)
    ▪11/13 - 183 - 1351/1425 calories. 30g carbs (7g fiber)
    Taking a closer look at carbs and fiber in my diet for a couple of weeks. The starchy and higher fiber foods I am adding and how they affect my weight/fluid retention.

    ▪11/14 - 182.6 - IF hours are settling at 18/6.

    📌11/18
    📌11/25

  • Now505050
    Now505050 Posts: 45 Member
    Original starting weight - 226 wk 1- 0/50
    Nov starting weight- 208 wk 16 -18/50
    November Goal - 204 wk 20 - 22/50
    Ultimate Goal - 176 wk 50 -50/50

    Thoughts: Still no exercise. Feeling more positive at work. Meal planning going well.

    Week 17 8th - 208 (STS 18/50)
    Week 18 15th - 206 (20/50)
    Week 19 22nd -
    Week 20 29th

    Total loss for November =