Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: I think I'm ready to get back to the commitments/goals structure, as currently modified for physical medical issues.

    Adherence:
    Commitments:

    Yes (1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    No, 4/6 (2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    Yes (3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    Yes (4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    YES! (1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    N/A (2) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    No (3) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    No (4) Intake <= 2,300 kcal per day

    Longer version
    Average kcal intake last week: 2,431/day (>1,200 commitment and <2,300/day goal)
    While non-adherent, it is better than the prior week. 4/7 days met these (3 high).

    Average protein intake: 142.3/day (134 goal with 120/day threshold)
    7/7 days met the threshold, 5/7 at or above goal.

    Minimum fat intake: 84.3 per day (>=42g committment)
    7/7 days
    DHA/EPA taken all 7 days, lowering intake to 1,080 and 720 (mg) respectively on a trial basis.

    Instrument playing goal was not met, I did not play at all.

    Exercise: (>=30 minutes 6 days/week commitment, strength >=2x goal)
    4 days, including 4 walking and 2 strength. Strength met, commitment not. I am changing this to 3 days a week exercise commitment and 6 days a week exercise goal going forward.

    Current step goal: 5,500, all days met (current completion streak is at 144 days).

    This last week was still a major struggle for me in terms of getting back to things, both regarding controlling intake and motivation/energy/fatigue. I did not complete my daily box ticking as I intended. However, I did try a medication timing switch the doctor said I could do, and that has helped a bit over the last couple of days with the hunger levels. I think they are somewhat (but not completely) attributable to the medication I switched for timing. I now am hungry during the night, but generally, thanks to the overnight meds I'm on, sleeping tends to be a higher priority than eating at those times.

    Starting this last Thursday night, I am also trying to incorporate IF into my routine, with fasting segments running anywhere from 14-18 hours, depending on whether I strength train or not. I know from the past that I do not train well fasted, so I'm not going to make it even across the board. Today's my first time going for 18 hours, and I have to say it is less than pleasant. However, if it allows me to obtain a reasonable deficit for the day, I am going to try to continue in this way. Perhaps it'll get easier over time as I get used to it.

    Now that I'm back into training, I am going to attempt to move to a more leangains-oriented macro split (calorie and macro cycling). I think that as long as I'm able to do the IF, it will be successful. I know I generally operate better on a general basis (especially for caloric intake) by staying in the low carb/keto ranges. I still want to make sure I'm getting all the benefits of plants/produce, though, so I am including a minimum carb intake of 25 grams per day going forward, with a 10 gram net minimum. Depending on how this first full week goes, I might have to pull back and try a zero net week to get things reset internally, but I'm hoping it will not come to that.

    Until I get better drive/focus, I think I'm going to primarily focus on the intake and fitness stuff. Hopefully that will aid in energy/motivation eventually, otherwise I'll just have to deal with other things as I'm able on a day-to-day basis. That may be the way of it, long-term, either way... I've heard that it's that way for some people, and I guess maybe I'm one of those people, as the stuff I've been working through (both medication and otherwise) don't seem to be completely helping. At least I have a good enough understanding/plan/network to stay out of the hospital, I guess.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Fat: 42 grams

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day

    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9
    2020/03/22: 189.8
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9
    2020/05/02: 192.6 / 193.9 (28-day average)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/23: 194.1 / 193.1
    2020/05/30: 192.3 / 193.3

    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)

    Strength training progress

    ***We're back in business! Looking forward to gains!***

    Squats:
    75 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Overhead Press:
    55 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Deadlift:
    75 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Bench Press:
    55 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    Barbell Rows:
    75 lb 5x5 (2020/03/16)

    @mnwalkingqueen : I hope you are safe. I heard about the riots and have been thinking of you and my other friends and family in the greater area.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,935 Member
    @MelodiousMermaid --Glad you are feeling up to returning to your previous goal structure!

    @holly--hope you are safe in Minneapolis!

    AFM--It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted. Not much has changed on the nutrition/exercise front. I've been logging and mostly meeting my calorie goal, or at the very least staying at a deficit. Exercise has still only been walking the dog and getting projects done around the house. I've dropped another pound, so that's better than nothing.

    The house is ready to list! Everything is cleaned, painted, and staged. Now, it's just a matter of keeping it clean--no small feat given the amount my dog sheds. Fortunately, he's getting a bath next Tuesday, so that will help. I'm also continuing to pack non-essentials, so we will be ready to move when we find something and sell this place. Houses are going so quickly, I'm a little nervous we will get an offer and have no place to go. My realtor promised she won't make me homeless, so I guess I just have to trust the system.

    One big weight off my shoulders is that the school year officially ended yesterday. Remote learning was challenging, but I survived. Now I just have an anxiety-filled summer waiting to see what will happen in August.

    Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

    Name: Karen
    Age: 50
    HW: 247
    LW: 183
    CW: 204.2 (5/4/2020)

    Current Weight:
    5/5/20 = 202.4
    5/18/20 = 201.2
    6/1/20 = 200.0
  • ChrysalisCove
    ChrysalisCove Posts: 975 Member
    I’m back to MFP after nearly a year’s hiatus.

    Lost 50lbs last spring, managed to maintain it through summer despite a stressful last-minute international relocation, but regained it all in the latter half of the year while my spouse was gone for several months of training.

    We’re moving again in about a year. Settling down this time. I’d like to be down at least 50lbs again by then. Hopefully once we put down roots I can maintain the loss.

    Age: 32
    HW: 245
    LW: 188
    CW: 245
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,279 Member
    @Karen -Thanks for checking on me. I am OK my neighborhood got some damage I think the worst part was that they smashed buildings and loaded them on Friday night. Came back Sunday night and burn them down. My neighborhood doesn’t have a ton of businesses. But my neighborhood has also made the national news so if you see any information on 44th and Penn online that is my neighborhood.
  • hawkeye45_
    hawkeye45_ Posts: 812 Member
    Hi y'all. I'm still purty new round these parts. I only started logging again a month ago and didn't discover the forum aspect of the site for quite a while. I do have over 100 pounds to lose, still, and I've broken this up into three phases:

    Phase 1. 299.9 lbs by my 30th birthday in December. This was my original goal, started in May at 347.2, and I decided to add on two phases to it.

    Phase 2. 249.9 lbs by my 31st birthday. Seems like a year is a pretty reasonable time frame to lose 50 pounds when I am still that high of a weight.

    Phase 3. 224.9 lbs by my 32nd birthday. Since I'll be at a lower weight, that last 25 pounds should be the hardest so far.

    I weigh in every Wednesday, and my most recent weigh-in was 328.4 pounds, so I'm on my way to get under 300 in time.
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Decent progress has been made, including a full week at or below maintenance.

    Adherence: The first week back to structure was a little rocky.

    Longer version

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Avg. 126.93, Threshold met 6/7 days

    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Thresholds met 7/7 days

    Fat: 42 grams
    Threshold met 6/7 days

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.
    Done 6/7 days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    Met 7/7 days

    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    Met 4 days
    Current step goal: 5,600, all days met (current completion streak is at 151 days).

    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    Met (2)

    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.
    Sort of. Late on here, but otherwise yes.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    Met 3 Days

    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    Not met, 4/6 days (a 5th day was 20 minutes)

    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week

    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    Not met = 0

    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day
    Met 7/7 days

    I could have checked in on Saturday, but just haven't been feeling it. Still not feeling it, but I better get it done, thus here I am. Wrote it up for the results as though it was Saturday. Have been off the game on macros a bit, but I have done decently on calories, so kind of a mixed week. Going to try and get closer to goal macros again this week. Part of the issue has been not caring enough to put in the effort to grab something, and other days it's been the easy availability of tasty things.

    Intermittent fasting has been a successful tool for me to use. It can be a bit hectic to fit things in some days, but I have been able to adhere much better overall. Strength days end up being closer to non-IF, but the other days I'm running about 18:6.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Fat: 42 grams

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day

    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9
    2020/03/22: 189.8
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9
    2020/05/02: 192.6 / 193.9 (28-day average)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/23: 194.1 / 193.1
    2020/05/30: 192.3 / 193.3
    2020/06/06: 190.1 / 193.5

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    95 lb 3x5 (2020/06/08)

    Overhead Press:
    60 lb 1x5, 55 lb 2x5 (2020/06/08)

    Deadlift:
    115 lb 3x5 (2020/06/03)

    Bench Press:
    60 lb 3x5 (2020/06/05)

    Barbell Rows:
    80 lb 3x5 (2020/06/05)
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Staying mostly on track, on a definite downward trend for weight/fat loss. Also, strength training is going well.

    Adherence: Still have some room for improvement.

    Longer version

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Avg. 131.6, Threshold met 6/7 days

    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Thresholds met 7/7 days

    Fat: 42 grams
    Threshold met 7/7 days

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.
    Done 7/7 days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    Met 7/7 days

    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    Met (5 days)
    Current step goal: 5,700, all days met (current completion streak is at 158 days).

    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    Met (2)

    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.
    Sort of. Late on here, but otherwise yes.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    Met (3 Days)

    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    Not met, 5/6 days (but got a fair bit of walking in bits and pieces on a 6th day)

    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week

    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    Not met = 0

    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day
    Met 7/7 days

    Intermittent fasting has been key to continuing my success with intake. I've been able to have the foods I've been craving (purchased ahead of time in limited quantities with my "accountability partner" (daughter) to help assure I'm keeping on track), and have been reasonably close to kcal/protein macro targets most days.

    It has been hard to get through a lot of things still, but hopefully the upcoming hormone shift will allow me to have a somewhat easier time of things. Overall, though, I do feel a bit more stability overall compared to prior rounds. I'm not sure if it's med related or if controlling intake has helped, but it'd be nice if things were to improve more as time continues either way.

    I'm really thankful I found someone to help me understand more about training. This round, between better programming and intake support, my recovery between sessions has been a lot better, and I'm optimistic that I will be able to not only recapture the progress I'd made last year, but even more yet, and not terribly far off in the future.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Fat: 42 grams

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day

    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9
    2020/03/22: 189.8
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9
    2020/05/02: 192.6 / 193.9 (28-day average)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/23: 194.1 / 193.1
    2020/05/30: 192.3 / 193.3
    2020/06/06: 190.1 / 193.5
    2020/06/13: 190.3 / 193.2

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    105 lb 3x5 (2020/06/08)

    Overhead Press:
    62.5 lb 1x5, 57.5 lb 2x5 (2020/06/14)

    Deadlift:
    125 lb 3x5 (2020/06/14)

    Bench Press:
    65 lb 3x5 (2020/06/12)

    Barbell Rows:
    82.5 lb 3x5 (2020/06/12)
  • kristieshannon
    kristieshannon Posts: 160 Member
    Looks like I’m a very late entry to this thread, but it’s just the motivation I need to push to the finish! About me:
    Name: Kristie
    Age:50
    SW:286
    CW:179.6
    GW: 150-155

    I’m planning (I stopped saying “hoping” as I truly believe this is all in my control) to reach my goal by the first of the year. Then consulting with plastic surgeons to get rid of all my excess skin from my 130lb weight loss.

    I track everything I eat, drink 120+ oz water each day, and am now getting in about 20,000 steps each day. I’m contemplating adding in some weight training too, as I could definitely use some muscle definition, especially in my upper body.

    Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread, your stories are inspiring!
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,279 Member
    hey friends – Anyone else having problems accessing the app through your cell phone? I have an iPhone 7 Plus and the last week I have not been able to access the app. I constantly was getting an error message when trying to load app. Now that stay at home orders are lifted I have been getting out more and starting to get back to eating better. During the stay at home order I gained back the 15 pounds I had lost prior to March 1. Hopefully I’ll be able to access the app more on my phone I really don’t want to have to upgrade when there’s nothing wrong with my phone.
  • ChrysalisCove
    ChrysalisCove Posts: 975 Member
    Age: 32

    SW: 245
    GW: 190
    UGW: 150-170 (will reassess closer to goal)

    June 03: 245.0
    June 10: 240.8
    June 17:
    June 24:

    June Goal: 237.0 (-8.0)
  • sweeetypie1
    sweeetypie1 Posts: 121 Member
    Just checking in - no weight loss- struggling with that - diabetes doesn't help - I have to eat when I'm not hungry so sugar doesn't drop, it's annoying. Same with exercise - I have to eat or sugar will drop - oh well, only need 16 carbs to keep from dropping, so it's not that bad - just wanted to complain. Went to a "stretch" class night, feeling good today. During the class I felt old - wow, really not limber like I use to be.

    Have a good week everyone.
  • DBLDOCII
    DBLDOCII Posts: 14 Member
    Well yday went off the rails due my Nan's bday. Today I start again. I really am tired of being tired. I'm thinking of doing a water fast!!! Has anyone else done that?
  • ChrysalisCove
    ChrysalisCove Posts: 975 Member
    SW: 245
    GW: 190
    UGW: 150-170 (will reassess closer to goal)

    June 03: 245.0
    June 10: 240.8
    June 17: 239.0
    June 24:

    June Goal: 237.0 (-8.0)[/quote]

  • heather9986hg
    heather9986hg Posts: 60 Member
    SW-220
    GW-180-190
    Did a 30 minute workout dvd
    Did 5 minutes on the elliptical-gotta build up to that again :(
    Lunch and dinner were leftovers chicken and green beans
    Had a poptart :(
    But I shared it with the dog ;)
    Had 1 piece of chocolate :(
    But had an apple and yogurt for second snack
    Hoping tomorrow is better
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen : I had troubles on my android phone a lot over the last few weeks until a few days ago. Hope the issue has cleared up for you.

    ChrysalisCove and heather9986hg: Welcome to the group.

    Sweeetypie1: Hope things have leveled out a bit for you and that you're having success with your class. Are you using a pump? I know my mother-in-law had to make adjustments to her "baseline" setting for insulin when she tried eating lower carb, even without exercise (she's T1D).

    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Solidly making progress on weight loss and back into a routine for working toward fitness.

    Adherence: Room for improvement again, but everything considered, it's not terrible.

    Longer version

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Avg. 118.7, Threshold met 3/7 days

    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Thresholds met 7/7 days

    Fat: 42 grams
    Threshold met 5/7 days

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.
    Done 7/7 days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,200 kcal/day
    Met 5/7 days, changing to 1,000 bottom threshold

    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    Met (5 days)
    Current step goal: 5,800, all days met (current completion streak is at 166 days).

    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    Met (2)

    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.
    Met. On time this week.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    Met (3 Days)

    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    Not met, 5/6 days (A good amount of walking done on a 6th day though)

    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week

    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    Not met = 1.

    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day
    Met 7/7 days

    Intermittent fasting has continued to be the critical tool in my continued success. My workouts have been decent too, as I've been fueling for strength training (calorie/macro cycling). I am going to be trying to tighten up a bit on the macro cycling this weekend, as my weekends so far have been very mixed. My daughter and I are going to be signing up for a small powerlifting meet on August 8th. Our first competition-type event. Neither of us expect to break any records, but it'll be good to dip our toes into that world a bit more, especially for her, as she is looking to be competitive starting this coming school year.

    I now have diagnoses for a few of my physical issues. Two degenerated discs in my lower back and a bulging disc in my lower cervical section. I also now have the official diagnosis of carpal tunnel. The testing for other related issues came up negative, which is frustrating, knowing that carpal tunnel is never the pinky finger and I do intermittently have issues there. But an appointment is scheduled with the hand specialist, who will be discussing different treatment paths with me in a week and a half. I am beginning physical therapy for everything in the meantime.

    So the mental improvement/"stability" I'd been seeing was not med related. I have had some really, really bad moments this week, and last night had to rely on my support network because things went so haywire. In communicating with the Dr., we're going to make some med adjustments again. It's really frustrating, especially considering this was supposed to be my "best" week of the month. I suppose I'll probably take the dive and try some therapy as well. I'm not overly optimistic about it, but the gal is dual diagnosis, so at least I might be able to see if I'm really going the right direction in regards to disordered eating. I think I am, as things have generally been a lot more stable, but we'll see what a professional says.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Fat: 42 grams

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >=1,000 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day

    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9
    2020/03/22: 189.8
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9
    2020/05/02: 192.6 / 193.9 (28-day average)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/23: 194.1 / 193.1
    2020/05/30: 192.3 / 193.3
    2020/06/06: 190.1 / 193.5
    2020/06/13: 190.3 / 193.2
    2020/06/20: 187.8 / 192.2

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    115 lb 3x5 (2020/06/19)

    Overhead Press:
    62.5 lb 1x5, 57.5 lb 2x5 (2020/06/14)

    Deadlift:
    125 lb 3x5 (2020/06/14)

    Bench Press:
    70 lb 3x5 (2020/06/19)

    Barbell Rows:
    82.5 lb 4x5 (2020/06/19)
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    edited June 2020
    Hope you are all doing OK. Haven't been able to get into the community pages much this week due to app issues. It's pretty frustrating.

    Saturday Check-in

    Good news: Med adjustment moving things in a more stable direction, been able to stay within kcal budget.

    Adherence: Room for improvement yet again, but thankful that I'm at least on the right-ish road and back to torching some fat.

    Longer version

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Avg. 116.3, Threshold met 5/7 days

    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Thresholds met 7/7 days

    Fat: 42 grams
    Threshold met 5/7 days

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.
    Done 7/7 days

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >1,000 kcal/day
    Met 7/7 days

    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    Met (5 days)
    Current step goal: 5,900, all days met (current completion streak is at 172 days).

    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    Met (2)

    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.
    Met. On time this week.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    Met (3 Days)

    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    Met, (6 days)

    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week

    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    Not met = 2.

    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day
    Met 7/7 days

    They say everyone finds their own game plan that works. As far as kcals overall are concerned, I think I've found mine. IF and strategic food planning. SFP in my case is more that high danger items (e.g. chocolate bars and peanut butter cups) are stored in a place not of my knowing, as well as shopping with my accountability partner (my daughter) so things stay on the up and up with intake.

    Things are more stable now than they were when I wrote last week, but I'm definitely not out of the proverbial woods. I've been managing as I can with my support network, and I'm thankfully with my daughter most of the time lately, so that helps somewhat as well. One day at a time.

    My targets/commitments/goals:
    Current macro targets:

    Minimums:
    Protein: >=120 grams
    Carbs: >=25 grams, net >=10 grams
    Fat: 42 grams

    Fat to include EFAs: 1,080 mg EPA and 720 mg DHA all days.

    Commitments:

    1) Intake: >=1,000 kcal/day
    2) Exercise: >=30 minutes, 3 days/week
    3) Rest day(s): >=1/week
    4) Be accountable: logging intake and checking in on accountability threads.

    Goals:

    1) Strength training: 2+ days/week
    2) Exercise (any): >=30 minutes, 6 days/week
    3) [ON HOLD] Indoor rowing (**with good form**): 1,000 meters 3 days/week
    4) Musical instrument practice: >=10 min, 3 days/week
    5) Intake: <= 2,300 kcal per day

    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
    2020/02/08: 184.3
    2020/02/15: 181.9
    2020/02/22: 182.1
    2020/02/29: 184.7
    2020/03/07: 182.1
    2020/03/14: 183.9
    2020/03/22: 189.8
    2020/04/05: 196.4
    2020/04/11: 195.6
    2020/04/18: 194.1
    2020/04/25: 194.9
    2020/05/02: 192.6 / 193.9 (28-day average)
    2020/05/09: 193.4 / 193.3
    2020/05/13: 191.0 / 193.0
    2020/05/23: 194.1 / 193.1
    2020/05/30: 192.3 / 193.3
    2020/06/06: 190.1 / 193.5
    2020/06/13: 190.3 / 193.2
    2020/06/20: 187.8 / 192.2
    2020/06/27: 186.3 / 190.8

    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)

    Strength training progress

    Squats:
    125 lb 3x5 (2020/06/19)

    Overhead Press:
    65 lb 1x5, 60 lb 2x5 (2020/06/26)

    Deadlift:
    142.5 lb 1x1, 135 lb 3x5 (2020/06/26)

    Bench Press:
    75 lb 1x5, 70 lb 2x5 (2020/06/24)

    Barbell Rows:
    82.5 lb 4x5 (2020/06/19)
  • ChrysalisCove
    ChrysalisCove Posts: 975 Member
    SW: 245
    GW: 190
    UGW: 150-170 (will reassess closer to goal)

    June 03: 245.0
    June 10: 240.8 (-4.2)
    June 17: 239.0 (-1.8)
    June 24: 237.2 (-1.8)
    June 30:

    June Goal: 237.0 (-8.0)
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,279 Member
    I been having app issues for awhile now. First time able to get in since last Sunday. I am wondering if anyone here has gone back to the gym since the area has opened up? I stopped by my gym today to see how they are doing we are social distancing and I was not impressed. It appeared that the only area where they’re doing social distancing is the treadmills in the bicycles. There were three people in a row using weightlifting machines basically almost touching each other.
  • ChrysalisCove
    ChrysalisCove Posts: 975 Member
    SW: 245
    GW: 190
    UGW: 150-170 (will reassess closer to goal)

    June 03: 245.0
    June 10: 240.8 (-4.2)
    June 17: 239.0 (-1.8)
    June 24: 237.2 (-1.8)
    June 30: 235.2 (-2.0)

    June Goal: 237.0 (-8.0)
    June Actual: 235.2 (-9.8)
  • AgnesFerniot
    AgnesFerniot Posts: 62 Member
    July start Weight: 217.xx
    July Goal Weight: 205
    Ultimate Goal Weight:

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    Wednesday: I wish I refind all my healthy feelings in body, mind and soul and in relationships.