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  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,933 Member Member Posts: 3,933 Member
    @Helenatrandom --Welcome back!!

    @holly- I also struggle to eat veggies--especially leafy greens--before they spoil. It also doesn't help when the grocery store sells veggies that are on their last leg, and it's sometimes hard to tell with the plastic packaging until you get it home an open it. I can't stand slimy arugula or spinach! As for the macros, I'm right there with you. I'm rarely successful at meeting protein, carbs, and fat in one day, so I tend to focus on protein and staying under my overall allowance. It's also tricky when your fats are good fats--like from salmon or avocado, or when sugars are from fruit vs. cookies. Because of that, I tend to not worry too much about meeting all as long as I know what I'm eating is nutritious.

    @sweeetypie1 --Yeah, the holidays were rough, and I am admittedly taking longer than usual to get back on track. I'll have a few really good days, and then I get off track. Or I do really well all day at work, and then I come home to a not so healthy dinner my hubs prepared.

    @MelodiousMermaid -- sorry to hear about your back issues. I also had to stop compound lifting years ago due to shoulder injuries. Like you, I really don't enjoy "machine" lifting, so I'm very sporadic with my strength training. I long for the days when I could do deadlifts and squats.

    AFM--The tooth ended up needing a root canal which I got last saturday. Surpisingly, it wasn't painful during or after. I now have a temporary crown and will get the permanent next saturday.

    Haven't been to the gym in ages, but honestly, I don't feel too guilty because I'm spending all of my spare time cleaning and packing up the house, so we can put some things in storage and put the house on the market. Our goal is to start showing in in March. Our realtor seems confident that we will sell fairly quickly--we meet with her Wed. to sign the contract to work with her.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (1/4/20)

    1/4/20 = 196
    1/11/20 = 193
    1/18/20 = 193
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member

    @Karen- glad to know I’m not the only one that struggles with marcos. Glad things sounded good with the house.
    @sweeetypie1- Holidays were hard for me this year too. I’m just like you with veggie stocking up.
    @melodiousmermaid- sorry to hear about back pain.

    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 240 Member Member Posts: 240 Member
    Don't want to derail the thread, but needed to post, so I decided to make a blog post. It is relevant to my posts here, so I thought I'd drop the link to it for your reference.

    https://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/MelodiousMermaid/view/need-to-get-out-of-my-head-977945

    Hope everyone's week is going well.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid - I read your blog and want you to know that your a strong person, you are headed in the right direction and you encourage others without even knowing it. You encouraged me with seening all your goals.

    AFM:
    I planned all meals again this week. Had to make some tweak when veggies were rotten.
    I went to gym Sunday and walked Riley yesterday and today (not same calorie burn but bonding time). Also proud to say only ate fast food once since restarting. Hard to argue with 3.5 yr old when she only wants frosty and burger. I am glad her choice didn’t derail me I was super worried it would.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 240 Member Member Posts: 240 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid - I read your blog and want you to know that your a strong person, you are headed in the right direction and you encourage others without even knowing it. You encouraged me with seening all your goals.

    AFM:
    I planned all meals again this week. Had to make some tweak when veggies were rotten.
    I went to gym Sunday and walked Riley yesterday and today (not same calorie burn but bonding time). Also proud to say only ate fast food once since restarting. Hard to argue with 3.5 yr old when she only wants frosty and burger. I am glad her choice didn’t derail me I was super worried it would.

    Thank you. I'm still kind of waffling on hitting the brakes, but might try to finish this week up and then time my break with my worst week of the month. And make it a mini-break, where I will still get a small walk and/or weight lifting in, but closer to minimum than full throttle. A solution I've also come up with is that I need to wait until Sunday to lock anything in. I know I'm not in the best mindset today to be making a choice like that.

    After reading about your produce issues, I thought I'd chime in. I'm not sure what your week usually looks like for errands/grocery shopping, but I've found that for fresh things (especially if they're not usually kept "in stock" at home and used by everyone) I am better off shopping at least twice per week. This also helps to salvage some fridge "real estate" which can be a real trial sometimes. I swear I'm gonna get one of those super huge fridges someday. Someday.

    Something else that has helped a bit is timing my planning with grocery ads. Some things I can plan because of regular ingredients that I always keep on hand, but at least a few times per week I try to get a little variety. My grocery ads run Wednesday through Tuesday, so if I'm planning more than a day ahead, I try not to go beyond Wednesday until I've seen the ads. Depending on the produce and store in question, this can also help with freshness, as more is going out and thus new coming in at the store.

    Anyway, hope that might help. I'll check back in here on Saturday as normal, though perhaps I'll do more of a summary and make blog posts as needed. I do admit to being overly verbose at times.
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid- thanks for the planning advice. I think smaller trips for produce would be best. I also think that I got super excited to plan better meals that I over bought also. I had enough food for family of 4 when I’m a family of 1. I also bought at Sam’s Club which was a lot. It was good for fish, shrimp and eggs but not produce.

    Wednesday Wish:
    Wishing Riley continues to do good behavior wise so we could foster or adopt a new friend.
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,933 Member Member Posts: 3,933 Member
    Just a quick check in:

    Signed paperwork with realtor this afternoon--hubby is a little freaked at "how fast things are moving." He will get over it and adjust, but he's about the least spontaneous person I know, so this is stressful for him.

    Food has been the same--making good choices sporadically. Just enough to keep from gaining, but no progress with losing weight. Today we had our monthly "themed" lunch, and it was grilled cheese and tomato soup. I brought low-carb bread, then proceeded to eat two sandwiches and some chips and some fritos and then after an all-protein and veggie dinner, I caved and ate some risotto. Needless to say, I'm over calories today. Tomorrow I will start again.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (1/4/20)

    1/4/20 = 196
    1/11/20 = 193
    1/18/20 = 193
    1/25/20 = 193
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 240 Member Member Posts: 240 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Slowing down. I just can't muster the care to keep pushing. I think part of it is that challenge I joined pushing me to do bigger workouts, which is 1) aggravating my body/issues/injuries, and 2) messing with my appetite levels, as it runs into higher heart rate territories. This is part of the reason I'd committed to LISS (low intensity steady state) exercise. The other part is the standard hormonal fluctuations and such.

    I'm going to try some foundational yoga this next week to see how my body does/doesn't agree. Over time, I'm hoping to see some improvement in functionality/mobility through doing it.

    Regarding my intake, I have not made my decision on it completely, and I am still making myself wait until tomorrow to really commit, but I think I'm going to stay on the same road for planning and take things as they go. I've had a few times this week where I had to recalibrate as the day has gone. I'm not getting much support at home, especially where it concerns intake.

    I'm going to try to keep from stopping altogether, but where exactly things will land I don't know. We'll see next week.

    My plan:
    Current "foundational macros":

    Protein:
    All days: >=130 grams/day

    Carbs:
    Rest days: 40-50 grams/day
    Strength Training: >=150 grams/day (most timed around/during training)

    Fat:
    Rest days: >=45 grams/day
    Strength Training: 25-45 grams/day
    To include 10 grams EFAs all days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,150 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) Deficit: <2,666 kcal/day
    4) Rest day(s): >=1/week (<1,200 kcal deficit)

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2-3 days/week
    2) Indoor rowing (**with good form**): >=3 days/week (short sessions for now)
    3) Musical instrument practice: >=30 min, 6 days/week (on hold due to nerve issues)
    4) Caloric deficit (50+ kcal under): >=6 days/week

    My Stats:

    5'1" Female
    Restarting weight: 252
    MFP restart weight: 242.7
    Original goal: 140 lbs
    Current goal: 21.5% body fat (currently estimated at 140 lbs). Aiming to be at this point by 2020/12/05.

    2020 Progress
    2020/01/04: 194.7
    2020/01/11: 192.0
    2020/01/18: 189.4
    2020/01/25: 185.4
    2020/02/01: 184.1

    2019 Progress
    2019/09/14: 240.7
    2019/09/21: 238.8
    2019/09/28: 234.6
    2019/10/05: 230.8
    2019/10/12: 231.0
    2019/10/19: 226.9
    2019/10/26: 223.8
    2019/11/01: 219.6
    2019/11/09: 215.6
    2019/11/16: 212.7
    2019/11/23: 209.2
    2019/11/30: 203.9
    2019/12/07: 201.3
    2019/12/17: 199.7
    2019/12/21: 196.7
    2019/12/28: 197.3 (Planned maintenance break)

  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    Well 2 bad dinner choices and only walking dog for exercise made it so there was no loss this week. This is where I get discouraged for 2 bad choices derailed my progress.
    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
    2/1/20= 262.3
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 240 Member Member Posts: 240 Member
    Well 2 bad dinner choices and only walking dog for exercise made it so there was no loss this week. This is where I get discouraged for 2 bad choices derailed my progress.
    Update
    1/1/20= 270
    1/11/20= 266.4
    1/17/20= 263.2
    1/25/20=262.3
    2/1/20= 262.3

    But at the same time, it's not anti-progress, so that's a thing. At least that's what I keep telling myself in my mini-bad-streaks. Also, it could be water fluctuation (hormone/sodium/etc.), unless you know for sure that you're at net maintenance.
  • kim2558kim2558 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    I’m new to this discussion group and getting support from one. Though I started my weight loss journey almost a year ago, I haven’t had consistency in my daily and weekly routines that I need for a healthy lifestyle. I decided I need to do something different to get different results. So I decided to find a community to get the support I need as I continue my journey. I’m looking forward to learning from all of you as you share your insights and experiences!!! February is going to be a good month!
  • mnwalkingqueenmnwalkingqueen Member Posts: 1,186 Member Member Posts: 1,186 Member
    Well planned meals out again this week. It makes it easier not to constantly think about food.
    Walked my dog outside for hour today. Riley needed exercise and training.
    @MelodiousMermaid- not sure what you meant by net maintenance but 4 out of 6 days when I logged I still had 300+ calories to eat but felt full. Every Saturday for me is no counting or worrying about what I eat.
    @Karen- hope when things move fast makes it morre real than it originally seemed. Good luck!!
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,933 Member Member Posts: 3,933 Member
    @kim2558 - Welcome to the thread! I'm struggling with consistency as well as I mentioned above. Come back often and we can keep each other accountable. :)

    @holly-- glad the meal planning is working for you. Gunner turned 14 last month, so he can only go short distances. We still go for walks every day, weather permitting, but they are typically just around the block.

    @MelodiousMermaid - looks like you are making steady progress! Keep at it!

    AFM-- We rented a storage unit and moved some boxes on Saturday. Then we had some minor plumbing issues Sunday/Monday which took our attention. Two steps forward, one step back, but at least it's progress. I've also been feeling run down the last couple of weeks. Not really sick, but just on the verge of sick--a little congested, a little tired--you guys know what I mean? Anyway, it's left me with low motivation to get things done beyond what's necessary. One goal this week is to get a few more boxes packed and move them to storage this weekend.

    Food intake has been decent. Most days I'm making good choices and staying under my calorie allowance, but no scale movement.

    On the plus side, work has been good--keeping up with grading without much need to bring home a lot of essays. Today we took our senior AP and honors students on an in-school field trip to see our school theater's adaptation of A Foul Mess in Thebes. It was hilarious and an amazing performance. It's related to our reading curriculum (we read Oedipus Rex last semester), so it was a lot of fun.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (1/4/20)

    1/4/20 = 196
    1/11/20 = 193
    1/18/20 = 193
    1/25/20 = 193
    2/1/20 = 193
  • seatomflyseatomfly Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    I’m new here. Dieting and exercise is so boring by yourself.so I’ve come here looking for like minded people need help.
  • JJKM73JJKM73 Member Posts: 27 Member Member Posts: 27 Member
    I enjoy reading everyone's posts. I too am here for some support and comraderie! I think I have finally hit.my stride with my eating habits. I am sticking to meats and vegetables mostly....keto for the most part, but I keep my carbs low and my fats moderate. It is working...I am finally seeing some results.

    I too was in a complete funk in January. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing....we had lots of winter, but no snow days. Lots of indoor days means the kids get a little squirrelly too! But we are into February now, the days are longer and brighter, the sun has a little more warmth, March break is only a few weeks away, and we will be having a snow day tomorrow!!! Hehehe! All things to be grateful for!

    Have a great day!!
  • fairy_luvrfairy_luvr Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I'm looking for a support group to help keep me on track. I need to lose over 200 lbs and I'm having a very hard time motivating myself. I know what I have to do, I just can't seem to get my mind on board. I'm a stress eater and a boredom eater. I lost over 100 lbs about 10 years ago thru diet and exercise, but after some health issues and depression issues, I put it all back on and more over the last few years. It's hard to find others that relate to what I'm going thru, so I am hoping this group will help. I have slowly managed to lose 10 lbs but it took over 5 months to do it.
  • X100KLS1992X100KLS1992 Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    Hey all! I posted on here a long time back but due to one thing and another I stopped using the app. But I'm back on it. I needed to lose 150, I have lost a bit but still a fair bit to go. Anyone feel free to add me to help support, and I can support you. I will keep coming on here to read all your lovely posts x
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Member Posts: 3,933 Member Member Posts: 3,933 Member
    Wow--lots of newlings! Welcome to you all!

    @JJKM73 -- I started keto last fall and then fell of the wagon over the holidays. I keep trying to restart, but haven't managed to do so with any consistency. I tend to eat lower carb in general, but my struggle is with really keeping the carb grams low enough to actually reach ketosis. A couple of hurdles include trying to clear out the cupboards as we prepare to put our house on the market and my husband who cooks yummy carb-heavy dinners. I'm wiped out when I get home from work, and it's just so much easier to eat what he's prepared than to make my own low-carb dinner. Plus, I hate cooking.

    AFM--still not as motivated as I would like. My plan for tonight was to wash and pack up a bunch of bar-ware that we never use, but it's already after 9, so I think that ship has sailed. I did manage to do about an hour's worth of grading this afternoon, so that's something.

    Also, a friend and i committed to completing a 30-day squat challenge. I've done it before, but it's been awhile, so that's a good short-term goal to get back into strength training.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’7"
    Highest Weight: 247
    Current Weight: 196 (1/4/20)

    1/4/20 = 196
    1/11/20 = 193
    1/18/20 = 193
    1/25/20 = 193
    2/1/20 = 193
  • cheyennemeghancheyennemeghan Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Hello!
    I have just started again trying to get healthy and lose weight. I have at least 100lbs to lose.

    Starting weight on 1-1-2020 was 278. The highest I have ever been.

    I have always kind of bounced around in my weight. In my teens I bounced around 150-175, after my second kid I blounced around from 200-225. But after my third two years ago and the changes from having a very physically demanding job to being a stay at home mom, and getting put on the nexplanon birth control, I have not bounced around at all. I’m steady gaining and starting to see health differences in my opinion. I get winded walking up even short flights of stares. None of my clothes fit me and I had to do a wardrobe overhaul and now mostly wear stretchy pants while desperately wanting my jeans back. I get winded playing with my kids (smoking doesn’t help also) and I’m tired all the time l, always feeling exhausted even from basic day to day stuff.

    I really want to get healthy. And I will. I think I just need a little guidance on some things I struggle with the most.

    So questions for those that have made progress on thier Journey.

    What are some ways you can prevent night snacking and emotional eating?

    What are some ways you get in more activity everyday when your a stay at home mom? (That include taking along a toddler)

    How do you keep yourself motivated and accountable?





  • cheyennemeghancheyennemeghan Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound I did the squat challenge last month, I made it to 85 squats before I fell off :( but it did make me feel a bit accomplished even though I didn’t quite make it to the end.
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