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WINTER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2020 (January, February, March, and April) A Continuation

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  • AllgaunAllgaun Member Posts: 211 Member Member Posts: 211 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 206 (starting again)
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 206

    Jan. 6:
    Jan. 13: 206
    Jan. 20: 203.7
    Jan. 27: 201.3


    January Goal: 199
    January Actual: 201.3

    Feb. 3: was away and didn't weigh
    Feb. 10: 198.3 Onederland!
    Feb. 17: 198 Not so great but still a loss
    Feb. 24: 196.5

    February Goal: 195
    February Actual: 196.5 (Feb 29: 195.9) pretty close to goal!

    Mar. 2: 196.5 Nothing! actually a small gain from Leap Day! I've worked hard the past few weeks so this is depressing
    Mar. 9: 196.5 Getting discouraged! I've really upped the game with exercise and nothing is coming off
    Mar. 16: 196.5 YOWL! I swear I was down to 194.6 on Saturday! I'm getting discouraged.
    Mar. 23: 194.6! Finally! After a month of nothing!
    Mar. 30: 194.2 small loss but it's still something!

    March Goal: 189
    March Actual: 194.2 (2.3 lbs, way less than I hoped for but still a loss)

    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:

    April Goal: 189 (again)
    April Actual:

    Weight lost this week: about 1/2 lb.
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 185
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • TwinMomma2019TwinMomma2019 Member Posts: 427 Member Member Posts: 427 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 179.2 (1/2/20)
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 179.2

    Jan. 6: 176.8
    Jan. 13: 173.9
    Jan. 20: 173.3
    Jan. 27: 171.7


    January Goal: 172.8
    January Actual: 171.7 (-6.4)

    Feb. 3: 170.4
    Feb. 10: 170.0
    Feb. 17: 168.2
    Feb. 24: 168.0

    February Goal:167.4
    February Actual: 168.0 (-3.2)

    Mar. 2: 166.9
    Mar. 9: 164.2
    Mar. 16: 163.6
    Mar. 23: 162.3
    Mar. 30: 162.9

    March Goal: 163.9
    March Actual: 162.9 (-5.9)

    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:

    April Goal: 159.0
    April Actual:

    Weight lost this week: +0.6
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 159.0
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 16.3
  • teresadannarteresadannar Member Posts: 139 Member Member Posts: 139 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 180lb 7/1/19
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 135.2

    Jan. 6: 133.4
    Jan. 13: 129.8
    Jan. 20: 128.8
    Jan. 27: 128.0

    January Goal: 4lbs
    January Actual: 7.2lbs

    Feb. 3: 128.8
    Feb. 10: 126.4
    Feb. 17: 127.0
    Feb. 24: 124.6

    February Goal: 4lbs
    February Actual: 3.4lbs

    Mar. 2: 125.4
    Mar. 9: 123.8
    Mar. 16: 120.8
    Mar. 23: 120.2
    Mar. 30: 118.8

    March Goal: 4lbs
    March Actual: 5.8lbs

    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:

    April Goal: 4lbs
    April Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 1.4lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 16lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:


  • ezbreeze6888ezbreeze6888 Member, Premium Posts: 78 Member Member, Premium Posts: 78 Member
    Eddie
    Highest Weight 11/1/2019: 282
    Challenge Start Weight: 1/6/2020: 260
    Phase 1 Goal 4/27: 224 LBS. & Heal Herniated Disks in my neck without surgery. & Be able to play golf club again.
    Phase 2 Goal 7/27: 198 LBS. & Free Dive for 1+ Minutes. & Run a 5K.
    Final Goal 10/5: 189 LBS. & Run a 10K.
    Exercise Goal: Minimum 4 workouts per week including minimum 1200 Leg Lifts/Leg Kicks/Side Leg Lifts/Sit Ups. Minimum 20 minutes stretching & abs, 20 minutes strength training, 20 minutes cardio per workout.

    1/13 Goal: 256 / Actual: 253.2 / -28.8 Over All / -6.8 for the Challenge
    1/20 Goal: 253 / Actual: 251.4 / -30.6 Over All / -8.6 for the Challenge
    1/27 Goal: 250 / Actual: 246.0 / -36.0 Over All / -14.0 for the Challenge.

    2/03 Goal: 248 / Actual: 244.4 / -37.6 Over All / -15.6 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. A little more movement in the neck. Swinging a golf club not so good, need to strengthen lower back.

    2/10 Goal: 246 / Actual: 238.6 / -43.4 Over All / -21.4 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. Neck getting a little better. Golf swing with weighted training club seems a little better. Maybe ready to hit a few balls on the range.

    2/17 Goal: 244 / Actual: 234.8 / -47.2 Over All / -25.2 for the Challenge. Fun Week but a tough one on the diet. 2 Days in the Bahamas… Stone Crab Claws & Mustard Sauce & Conch Salad! And 2 days out of town with family. Worked hard this weekend to get back under last week’s weight and actually lost a few pounds. Managed to get in 4 workouts & 1 PT session. 230 in my sights!

    2/24 Goal: 242 / Actual: 237.8 / -44.2 Over All / -22.2 for the Challenge. I think my body finally caught up with what is going on and put the brakes on the weight loss. Gave back a few pounds this week. That’s okay, Hopefully it is muscle and I am still under my Weekly Goal. Eating Healthy and Working Out but I Need to fine tune my calorie intake and get back to logging in food daily.

    3/02 Goal: 240 / Actual: 237.6 / -44.4 Over All / -22.4 for the Challenge. Hope everyone had a great week! I’ve been eating healthy and exercising but still stuck at 237-238. Going to have to really watch my daily calorie intake and cut back on portions some. Still under weekly goal weight so that is a positive.

    3/09 Goal: 238 / Actual: 236.8 / -45.2 Over All / -23.2 for the Challenge. Hello All. Hope you had a good week. It has been a battle for me. My body is not making it easy for me. Finally got my neck feeling better and now I’m having issues with my middle and lower back. Workouts haven’t had the intensity I would like. Still managed to lose a pound and stayed under weekly goal weight.

    3/16 Goal: 236 / Actual: 235.2 / -46.8 Over All / -24.8 for the Challenge / -1.6 this week. Had a good start to the week but was out of town Thursday, Friday and Saturday and ate out a lot and missed a few workouts. Got back on track Saturday night and Sunday to get back under my weekly goal.

    3/23 Goal: 234 / Actual: 237.4 / -44.6 Over All / -22.6 for the Challenge / +2.2 this week. Good news / Bad News… Good news: I was able to play 2 rounds of golf and my neck and back are doing well. Bad news: (other than the world shutting down for Corona Virus) I was out of town for a couple days and ate out and take out and I gained a couple pounds back and I am above my weekly goal weight for the first time since I started November 1st. Doesn’t help that my gyms (even the community gym at my complex) are closed. Really need to bear down and stick to healthy eating and get my exercise in this week and get back on track with weekly weight goal! No Excuses!

    3/30 Goal: 232 / Actual: 234.4 / -47.6 Over All / -25.6 for the Challenge / -3.0 this week. Hope everyone is staying safe and virus free. Even more reason to eat healthy and get your vitamins and minerals in and keep your immune system strong. Tried to keep from splurging this week and was able to get 3 pounds back. Need to get some good cardio in this week and get back to my weekly goal weight.

    4/06 Goal: 230 / Actual:
    4/13 Goal: 228 / Actual:4/20 Goal: 226 / Actual:
    4/27 Goal: 224 / Actual:
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 15,049 Member Member Posts: 15,049 Member
    I'm Chris. I'm 70 and 5'5" tall.

    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 146.4

    01/06 - 146.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...don't think so!
    01/13 - 140.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...better!!
    01/20 - 140.4 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/27 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/31 - 141.4 at 5:30 a.m.

    January Goal: 139.0
    January Actual: 141.4

    02/01 - 139.8 at 8:40 a.m.
    02/03 - 141.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    02/10 - 144.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    02/17 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m. ...hip surgery in 22 days. **sigh**
    02/24 - DNW
    02/29 -

    February Goal: 138.0
    February Actual:

    03/01 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m.
    03/02 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    03/09 - 143.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    03/16 - DNW
    03/23 - 144.6 at 9:00 a.m.
    03/30 - 145.2 at 9:00 a.m.
    03/31 -

    March Goal:
    March Actual:

    04/01 -
    04/06 -
    04/13 -
    04/20 -
    04/27 -
    04/30 -

    April Goal:
    April Actual:

    Challenge Weight loss goal: 130.0
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge
  • djsoosdjsoos Member Posts: 135 Member Member Posts: 135 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 224lbs. / 2/07/2015
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT : 232lbs. / 12/28/2019



    Dec.30: 231.6 lbs./ .4 lb loss
    Jan. 6: 230.1 lbs./ 1.5 lbs loss /-1.9 lbs total
    Jan. 13: 227 lbs./ 3.1lbs.loss/-5 lbs. total
    Jan. 20: 224.9 lbs./ 2.1 lbs.loss/-7.1 total
    Jan. 27: 224.5 lbs./.4lbs loss/-7.5 total


    January Goal: - 6lbs. at 226lbs.
    January Actual: -7.5 lbs at 224.5 lbs.

    Feb. 3: 221.1lbs./3.4lb.loss/-10.9lbs. total
    Feb. 10: 221.1 lbs./0 loss/-10.9lbs. total
    Feb. 17: 220.6 lbs/.5 loss/-11.4lbs. total
    Feb. 24: 222.2 lbs. /(1.6lbs.gain)/-9.8lbs. total


    February Goal: -6lbs. at 218.5 lbs.
    February Actual: -2.4lbs. at 222.1lbs.

    Mar. 2: 221.1lbs./1lbs. loss/-10.9 total
    Mar. 9: 217.7lbs./3.4lbs. loss/ -14.3 total
    Mar. 16: 219lbs./(1.3lbs. gain )/-13 total
    Mar. 23: 220.4lbs./(1.4lbs.gain)/-11.6lbs.
    Mar. 30: 219.4lbs./(1lb. loss)-12.6 lbs. total

    March Goal: -6lbs. at 216.2 lbs.
    March Actual:-2.7lbs at 219.4 lbs.

    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:

    April Goal:
    April Actual:

    Weight lost this week: lost1 lb.
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 24lbs. at 208 lbs.
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge/ 12.6 lbs. at 219.4 lbs.

    UGW: 170 lbs.








  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 2,930 Member Member Posts: 2,930 Member
    My DIL just texted me this~

    Doctors are reporting they now understand the behavior of the COVID 19 virus due to autopsies that they have carried out. This virus is characterized by obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the airways and lungs. So they have discovered that in order to apply a medicine you have to open and unblock these airways so that the treatment can be used to take effect however all of this takes a number of days. Their recommendations for what you can do to safeguard yourself are ...

    1) Drink lots of hot liquids - coffees, soups, teas, warm water. In addition take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes bc this keeps your mouth moist and washes any of the virus that’s entered your mouth into your stomach where your gastric juices will neutralize it before it can get to the lungs.
    2) Gargle with an antiseptic and warm water like vinegar or salt or lemon every day if possible
    3) The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes. And detergent or soap kills it but you must take bath or shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down in your home and go straight to the shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, hang them in sunlight which also helps to neutralize the virus
    4) Wash metallic surfaces very carefully bc the virus can stay viable on these for up to 9 days. Take note and be vigilant about touching hand rails, door knobs, etc. and keep these clean in home home
    5) Don’t smoke
    6) Wash your hands every 20 minutes with any soap that foams and do this for 20 seconds
    7) Eat fruits and vegetables. Try to elevate your zinc levelS
    8)Animals do not spread the virus to people. Its a person to person transmission.
    9)Try to avoid getting the common flu as this already weakens your system and try to avoid eating and drinking any cold things.
    10) If you feel any discomfort in your throat or a sore throat coming on, attack it immediately using the above methods. The virus enters the system through the throat but will sit in the throat for 3-4 days before it passes into your lungs.

    In addition ...

    Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.



  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    @tiabirdie56 Thanks so much for sharing!
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 253 on January 11, 2018
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 191.8

    Jan. 6: 191.8 A nice small overnight drop. I need better choices & more water.
    Jan. 13: 195.4 I am really fighting severe glucose drops & frenzied eating to bring it back up. Horrid! Until my blood sugar stabilizes, I can't begin to set each month's goal. I will get there....
    Jan. 20: 189.7 Its been a week of blood glucose highs and lows. Slowly I am re-adjusting my body to my original meal plan & exercise goals. Each day finds me feeling a bit better and closer to better numbers all around. It’s nice to see this drop. It was done slowly, a little everyday for the most part.
    Jan. 27: 190.0 I made goal right on target but with a severe struggle due to the glucose issues. I am still actively work hard on that and hope I can get it resolved soon.
    Jan. 31: 191.6 I’m not ending this month very well. It will be a catchup game in February.

    January Goal: 190.0
    January Actual: 191.6


    Feb 1: 191.6
    Feb. 3: 192.6 Superbowl Carbs. Was mindful of the snacks but there was pasta.
    Feb. 10: 193.1 Was trying a new experiment. It’s clearly not working for me. I think I just confused my mind AND my body!
    Feb. 17: 194.8 Yucky!
    Feb. 24: 195.5 Up, then moving back down. I am tweaking my carbs to under 50 and my cals to under 1400. I think this is the best spot for those severe glucose problems I’ve been having. Next week’s weigh-in should tell much.
    Feb. 29: 198.6 Out last night with a friend. I only ate half and boxed the rest for my son. But carbs are carbs and they are still my enemy.

    February Goal: 184.0
    February Actual: 198.6


    Mar. 1: 199.8 A new month, a new start, a new me! Let’s go everybody!
    Mar. 2: 201.6 Emergency travel yesterday. Limited movement and food choices. Back home today and motivated!
    Mar. 9: 200.2 Better.
    Mar. 16: 200.7 Things are getting very rough here in Michigan in regards to the Coronavirus. I’ve got to stop stress eating and grazing!
    Mar. 23: 201.7 Our state is now on lockdown. Only allowed out for essentials such as grocery/pharmance. All non-essential businesses are closed until further notice including all manufacturing.
    Mar. 30: 203.5 Failing miserably. I hate to blame it on this virus, but not being able to get out for my long daily walk and being here near the fridge is playing havoc on every single one of my weaknesses. I’ve got to get my *kitten* together!
    Mar. 31:

    March Goal: 178.0
    March Actual:

    Apr. 1:
    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:
    Apr. 30:

    April Goal: 172.8
    April Actual:

    Weight lost so far during challenge: 10.8 lb GAIN
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 19 lbs.
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 253 on January 11, 2018
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 191.8

    Jan. 6: 191.8 A nice small overnight drop. I need better choices & more water.
    Jan. 13: 195.4 I am really fighting severe glucose drops & frenzied eating to bring it back up. Horrid! Until my blood sugar stabilizes, I can't begin to set each month's goal. I will get there....
    Jan. 20: 189.7 Its been a week of blood glucose highs and lows. Slowly I am re-adjusting my body to my original meal plan & exercise goals. Each day finds me feeling a bit better and closer to better numbers all around. It’s nice to see this drop. It was done slowly, a little everyday for the most part.
    Jan. 27: 190.0 I made goal right on target but with a severe struggle due to the glucose issues. I am still actively work hard on that and hope I can get it resolved soon.
    Jan. 31: 191.6 I’m not ending this month very well. It will be a catchup game in February.

    January Goal: 190.0
    January Actual: 191.6


    Feb 1: 191.6
    Feb. 3: 192.6 Superbowl Carbs. Was mindful of the snacks but there was pasta.
    Feb. 10: 193.1 Was trying a new experiment. It’s clearly not working for me. I think I just confused my mind AND my body!
    Feb. 17: 194.8 Yucky!
    Feb. 24: 195.5 Up, then moving back down. I am tweaking my carbs to under 50 and my cals to under 1400. I think this is the best spot for those severe glucose problems I’ve been having. Next week’s weigh-in should tell much.
    Feb. 29: 198.6 Out last night with a friend. I only ate half and boxed the rest for my son. But carbs are carbs and they are still my enemy.

    February Goal: 184.0
    February Actual: 198.6


    Mar. 1: 199.8 A new month, a new start, a new me! Let’s go everybody!
    Mar. 2: 201.6 Emergency travel yesterday. Limited movement and food choices. Back home today and motivated!
    Mar. 9: 200.2 Better.
    Mar. 16: 200.7 Things are getting very rough here in Michigan in regards to the Coronavirus. I’ve got to stop stress eating and grazing!
    Mar. 23: 201.7 Our state is now on lockdown. Only allowed out for essentials such as grocery/pharmance. All non-essential businesses are closed until further notice including all manufacturing.
    Mar. 30: 203.5 Failing miserably. I hate to blame it on this virus, but not being able to get out for my long daily walk and being here near the fridge is playing havoc on every single one of my weaknesses. I’ve got to get my *kitten* together!
    Mar. 31: 203.5 boy oh boy. Did I EVER fall short of goal. It’s time to get serious.

    March Goal: 178.0
    March Actual: 203.5

    Apr. 1:
    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:
    Apr. 30:

    April Goal: 172.8
    April Actual:

    Weight lost so far during challenge: 11.7 lb GAIN
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 19 lbs.
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • mustb60mustb60 Member Posts: 1,052 Member Member Posts: 1,052 Member
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    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP: 170s all through 2019
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 178 lbs
    *************************************
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 20 lbs
    Weight loss so far: 4.3 lbs
    Actual Weight loss of challenge:
    *************************************

    Jan. 6: 175
    Jan. 13: 174
    Jan. 20: didn't weigh in (24th Jan 178)
    Jan. 27: 177 lbs
    Jan 31: 177 lbs

    January challenge Start weight: 175
    January Goal: 174 lbs (late join)
    January Actual: 177 lbs (+2 lbs)

    Weight lost this week: 1 lbs
    Weight loss so far: 1 lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 20lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:

    Feb. 3: 177 lbs
    Feb. 10: 177 lb ( I am feeling a bit frustrated this week as have been good with calories intake. May be eating outside during the weekend negated the progress.)

    Feb. 17: 175.4 lbs ( Lowering carbs and upping protein and stayed consistent with 10 k steps + lifting.)

    Feb. 24: 173.7 lbs.
    Feb. 29: 173.7 lbs

    February start weight: 177 lbs
    February Goal: 170
    February Actual: 173.7 lbs

    Weight lost this week: 1.7 lbs
    Weight loss February : 3.3 lbs


    Mar. 2: 174.3 lbs
    Mar. 9: 173.7 lbs
    Mar. 16: 173.7 lbs
    Mar. 23: 172.9 lbs
    Mar. 30: 172.7 lbs

    March Goal: 169 lbs
    March Actual: 172.7 lbs (-1.6 lbs)

    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:

    April Goal:
    April Actual:

    Challenge Weight loss goal: 20 lbs
    Weight loss so far: 5.9 lbs
    Actual Weight loss of challenge:
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 2,930 Member Member Posts: 2,930 Member
    Okay back to address this.
    Today my family is home and I took time to go over these 10 points. I asked my DIL where she got this from. She says she "honestly" doesn't remember where she got it from. A side eye from me on that one, anytime someone says honestly in this situation.

    1. Drinking warm water is beneficial as it hydrates better than cold water. Hot lemon water helps with digestion.
    2. Gargling with warm water and a little salt helps ease a sore throat.
    3. The virus attaching to hair and clothing. Maybe. If it's true than I should have been ill weeks ago.
    4. Virus viable on metallic surfaces up to 9 days. Could be, just keep things clean.
    5. Don't smoke. Yeah✔ don't. Bad for your health anyway worse if you have pneumonia.
    6. Wash hands every 20 minutes. That is excessive. Just wash your hands often.
    7. Eating fruits and vegetables is a healthy thing to do, but not going to keep you from contracting this virus.
    8. Animals (I assume this means pets) do not spread the virus. I don't think that is definitive yet, but keep loving up your pet. I would not allow face licking though and wash your hands after petting.
    9. This one is laughable to me. Avoid getting the flu. You can't avoid the flu, not even with a flu shot. I've had the flu 3 times, twice as an adult, once after a flu shot. /Avoid eating and drinking anything cold. Are you going to stop eating ice cream or having a cold drink?
    10. I don't know about the virus sitting in your throat for 3-4 days if you refer to number 1 and believe that.

    This breath holding test. Just don't do it. Fibrosis can only be detected by CT scan.

    ••••
    My DIL just texted me this~

    Doctors are reporting they now understand the behavior of the COVID 19 virus due to autopsies that they have carried out. This virus is characterized by obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the airways and lungs. So they have discovered that in order to apply a medicine you have to open and unblock these airways so that the treatment can be used to take effect however all of this takes a number of days. Their recommendations for what you can do to safeguard yourself are ...

    1) Drink lots of hot liquids - coffees, soups, teas, warm water. In addition take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes bc this keeps your mouth moist and washes any of the virus that’s entered your mouth into your stomach where your gastric juices will neutralize it before it can get to the lungs.
    2) Gargle with an antiseptic and warm water like vinegar or salt or lemon every day if possible
    3) The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes. And detergent or soap kills it but you must take bath or shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down in your home and go straight to the shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, hang them in sunlight which also helps to neutralize the virus
    4) Wash metallic surfaces very carefully bc the virus can stay viable on these for up to 9 days. Take note and be vigilant about touching hand rails, door knobs, etc. and keep these clean in home home
    5) Don’t smoke
    6) Wash your hands every 20 minutes with any soap that foams and do this for 20 seconds
    7) Eat fruits and vegetables. Try to elevate your zinc levels
    8)Animals do not spread the virus to people. Its a person to person transmission.
    9)Try to avoid getting the common flu as this already weakens your system and try to avoid eating and drinking any cold things.
    10) If you feel any discomfort in your throat or a sore throat coming on, attack it immediately using the above methods. The virus enters the system through the throat but will sit in the throat for 3-4 days before it passes into your lungs.

    In addition ...

    Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection


  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,104 Member Member Posts: 3,104 Member
    Okay back to address this.
    Today my family is home and I took time to go over these 10 points. I asked my DIL where she got this from. She says she "honestly" doesn't remember where she got it from. A side eye from me on that one, anytime someone says honestly in this situation.
    <snip>

    Thank you for this follow up. I was struggling with how to respectfully suggest that nobody follow the guidance, that it was a bunch of bunk, and that folks shouldn't trust medical advice from the interwebs. Please keep up with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The message is straightforward and simple.
    • Wash your hands. Soap destroys the lipid coating of the virus; water washes it away.
    • Don't cough on anyone.
    • Keep physically separate from one another. Two meters is suggested, but even half that can help. More can't hurt.
    • If you have symptoms, don't go out. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, STAY AT HOME.
    • Limit your contact with others.
    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
    • Most important, WASH YOUR HANDS.

    We could get deeper into this, but mostly keeping your hands clean will not only reduce the spread of this virus but other diseases too.

    Stay healthy, and let's get to that goal weight!
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 253 on January 11, 2018
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 191.8

    Jan. 6: 191.8 A nice small overnight drop. I need better choices & more water.
    Jan. 13: 195.4 I am really fighting severe glucose drops & frenzied eating to bring it back up. Horrid! Until my blood sugar stabilizes, I can't begin to set each month's goal. I will get there....
    Jan. 20: 189.7 Its been a week of blood glucose highs and lows. Slowly I am re-adjusting my body to my original meal plan & exercise goals. Each day finds me feeling a bit better and closer to better numbers all around. It’s nice to see this drop. It was done slowly, a little everyday for the most part.
    Jan. 27: 190.0 I made goal right on target but with a severe struggle due to the glucose issues. I am still actively work hard on that and hope I can get it resolved soon.
    Jan. 31: 191.6 I’m not ending this month very well. It will be a catchup game in February.

    January Goal: 190.0
    January Actual: 191.6


    Feb 1: 191.6
    Feb. 3: 192.6 Superbowl Carbs. Was mindful of the snacks but there was pasta.
    Feb. 10: 193.1 Was trying a new experiment. It’s clearly not working for me. I think I just confused my mind AND my body!
    Feb. 17: 194.8 Yucky!
    Feb. 24: 195.5 Up, then moving back down. I am tweaking my carbs to under 50 and my cals to under 1400. I think this is the best spot for those severe glucose problems I’ve been having. Next week’s weigh-in should tell much.
    Feb. 29: 198.6 Out last night with a friend. I only ate half and boxed the rest for my son. But carbs are carbs and they are still my enemy.

    February Goal: 184.0
    February Actual: 198.6


    Mar. 1: 199.8 A new month, a new start, a new me! Let’s go everybody!
    Mar. 2: 201.6 Emergency travel yesterday. Limited movement and food choices. Back home today and motivated!
    Mar. 9: 200.2 Better.
    Mar. 16: 200.7 Things are getting very rough here in Michigan in regards to the Coronavirus. I’ve got to stop stress eating and grazing!
    Mar. 23: 201.7 Our state is now on lockdown. Only allowed out for essentials such as grocery/pharmance. All non-essential businesses are closed until further notice including all manufacturing.
    Mar. 30: 203.5 Failing miserably. I hate to blame it on this virus, but not being able to get out for my long daily walk and being here near the fridge is playing havoc on every single one of my weaknesses. I’ve got to get my *kitten* together!
    Mar. 31: 203.5 boy oh boy. Did I EVER fall short of goal. It’s time to get serious.

    March Goal: 178.0
    March Actual: 203.5

    Apr. 1: 203.2
    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:
    Apr. 30:

    April Goal: 172.8
    April Actual:

    Weight lost so far during challenge: 11.4 lb GAIN
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 19 lbs.
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 15,049 Member Member Posts: 15,049 Member
    I'm Chris. I'm 70 and 5'5" tall.

    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 146.4

    01/06 - 146.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...don't think so!
    01/13 - 140.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...better!!
    01/20 - 140.4 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/27 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/31 - 141.4 at 5:30 a.m.

    January Goal: 139.0
    January Actual: 141.4

    02/01 - 139.8 at 8:40 a.m.
    02/03 - 141.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    02/10 - 144.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    02/17 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m. ...hip surgery in 22 days. **sigh**
    02/24 - DNW
    02/29 -

    February Goal: 138.0
    February Actual:

    03/01 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m.
    03/02 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    03/09 - 143.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    03/16 - DNW
    03/23 - 144.6 at 9:00 a.m.
    03/30 - 145.2 at 9:00 a.m.
    03/31 - 145.0 at 8:00 a.m.

    March Goal:
    March Actual:

    04/01 - 145.0 at 8:30 a.m.
    04/06 -
    04/13 -
    04/20 -
    04/27 -
    04/30 -

    April Goal:
    April Actual:

    Challenge Weight loss goal: 130.0
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge
  • eminatereminater Member Posts: 2,231 Member Member Posts: 2,231 Member
    My weigh in days will be Tuesdays.

    HSW: 257.8
    CSW: 218.4 lbs (31.12.2019)
    UGW: 143
    CGW: 182

    Startting Weight: 218.4 lbs

    January Actual: 214.0 lbs
    March Actual: 211.8 lbs

    Apr. 7:
    Apr. 14:
    Apr. 21:
    Apr. 28:

    April Goal: 10
    April Actual:

    Weight lost this week:
    Challenge Weight loss goal:
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • jedaschultzjedaschultz Member Posts: 378 Member Member Posts: 378 Member
    WINTER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2020 (January, February, March and April) A Continuation


    This is a continuation of the Fall Weight Loss challenge 2019. Please feel free to add your name to the list and join us over the winter to keep yourself accountable. Just copy the post each week and add your information to it.

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL):
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT:

    Jan. 6: 197.2 Finally finished with all the Holiday festivities. Went to the gym and made some goals. :)
    Jan. 13: 196 Yeah for me!!!
    Jan. 20: 196.6 Bad habits creeping up again.
    Jan. 27: 196.6


    January Goal: 191
    January Actual: 196.6 , -.6

    Feb. 3: 196.8 Disappointing
    Feb. 10: 195.2 Very happy with this.
    Feb. 17: 195.6 Up a little but it was Valentine's Day this week. Candy!!!
    Feb. 24: 197.4

    February Goal:191
    February Actual: 197.4

    Mar. 2: 196.4
    Mar. 9: 199.2 YIKES!!!!
    Mar. 16: 199.8 I seem to be going in the wrong direction lately!!
    Mar. 23: 199.2 Well at least a slight loss.
    Mar. 30: 199.8 Yo yoing

    March Goal:194.0
    March Actual:

    Apr. 6:
    Apr. 13:
    Apr. 20:
    Apr. 27:

    April Goal:
    April Actual:

    Weight lost this week: +.6

    Challenge Weight loss goal: -12.2 lbs. 185
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,104 Member Member Posts: 3,104 Member
    I had stopped posting to this thread at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, but I'm still following your progress. Keep up the good work!

    My progress took a hiccup lately. March was a gain month for me, but not intentionally. I ended winter just about two pounds heavier than I started it. Most of that gain was in March. I am still within my goal range, but don't like seeing the slow increase, so I'll be stopping it.

    Rather than bore you with more words, here's a thousand of them; a picture from beginning of winter to current:

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  • whitewave39whitewave39 Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
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    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 187 lbs Aug., 2019
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 172.4 lbs (I weigh in every Fri ~ longtime habit ~ so I will be posting twice a week.)

    Jan. 6: OK. Here we go...Fri Jan 3 ~ weighed in @ 171.2 ~ I'm really hoping that this time my "plateau" is finally OVER!! I just have 1or2 questions: Why, oh WHY do cough drops have to have calories?! 💔 And if I cough my head off for a week, does that count as exercise?? 😷😜😂 ...MON JAN 6 ~ 172.6 lbs. I must be holding water or something cuz even tho' I've been sick & not working out very much, I have been VERY CAREFUL about weighing everything I eat. At this point I am *this close* to giving up. 😥
    I found this link via one of my email newsletters ~ good advice for yours truly here...
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=1951&utm_source=sparkpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=best-of-sparkpeople&utm_content=F1
    Jan. 13: Fri Jan 10 ~ 171.6 lbs ~ OK...I'm not gonna say any more. I don't wanna "jinx it." 😜 ...MON JAN 13 171.6 lbs ~ one comment: "thank God it's not a gain" ...that's all I was worried about; starting today, finally back to workouts!!
    Jan. 20: Fri Jan 17 ~ 171.2 lbs ~ back to where I was, at least! not bad...not great...but not bad! I'll just pick it up from here, I guess! Mon Jan 20 ~ 171.2 lbs !!! 😂 no loss, no gain. no loss, no win. LOL ...not bad after 2 birthday parties AND...a get-together @ my bro's house!! I'm actually kinda proud of myself this morning! 😜
    Jan. 27: Fri Jan 24 ~ 169.8 lbs! YESSSS!!!! 😂 ...MON Jan 27 ~ 169.8 lbs *again, same as FRI's update...but as long as I did NOT gain, I'm good with it. And...updating my measurements, I have LOST a total of 3.5" overall since November. I only wish I had measured myself when I first started back in August...but as my BMI has also gone DOWN a grand total of 2.9 since the beginning, I think I can safely say I'm gonna be just fine!! hehehe ........
    JUST ONE LAST WEIGH-IN for Jan ~ Fri Jan 31 weighed in @ 168.8 lbs ~ I guess I'll say that I very nearly made my goal here, only .8 lbs above what I aimed for! (This may very well be the BEST I've done yet! 😉)

    January Goal: 168 lbs
    January Actual: 168.8 lbs

    Feb. 3: 170.4 lbs ~ 😫 ~ This is a no-brainer...traveling out-of-state to visit relatives, eating unfamiliar food late at night with people who don't always weigh/measure (I'm used to no later than 6pm), no chance to work out, no place to put my feet up & now my ankles are swollen again...it all adds up, doesn't it?! 😥 Well...as they say, today is a NEW DAY!!! hehehe... Fri Feb 7 ~ 170.6 lbs ~ ouch! not as bad as I feared, but not as good as I would have hoped, either...When I get home next week I will be sure to be VERY watchful...I need to make that goal by the end of Spring! *wanna get back down to 135 lbs by the end of this journey....* 🙏....
    Feb. 10: 170.2 lbs ~ back down! :p ...Fri Feb 14 ~ 169.8 lbs ~ back home now, back to strict program...over the whole "stomach thing" & actually ate a complete meal for lunch lol ...let's see how this weekend plays out, shall we? Birthday for 9yo grandson on Sunday, BE CAREFUL with cupcakes & ice cream...
    Feb. 17: 168 lbs! Well, that's surprising...but not. I am finally back on track here. But I am updating my Feb goal to reflect what is possible in the next 2 weeks...maybe I will get past that, eh?! ...Fri Feb 21 ~ 169.6 lbs ~ huh. interesting, not sure how but.... 😩 ...
    Feb. 24: 167.8 lbs ~ *whew!* ...much better than I had feared...I do NOT wanna give up frequent family gatherings, no matter the food served...I love my family! so, there's THAT. 😉 hehehe... Fri Feb 28 ~ 167.6 lbs a little less lost than I expected but I'll take any loss here; I'll see what Monday brings! (feeling hopeful)

    February Goal: 166 lbs *update*
    February Actual: 167.6 lbs

    Mar. 06: 166.6 lbs (going back to FRIDAY-only weigh-ins!!)
    Mar. 13: 167.2 lbs ~ Well that's what I get for going over my cal. limit 2 days in a row & not getting any work-out times in nearly all week!! new resolution here..... 🤞...
    Mar. 20: 165.2 lbs ~ signs of HOPE HERE! :)
    Mar. 27: 166.4 lbs

    March Goal: 162 lbs
    March Actual: 166.4 lbs

    Apr. 3: 164.6 lbs At Least this month is starting out on a happy note! This is just going too slow for me...I need to step things up here!!
    Apr. 10:
    Apr. 17:
    Apr. 24: 160 lbs

    April Goal:
    April Actual:
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