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  • dietingrightdietingright Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    This is my first time joining a group, I am 50, am 200-220 lbs and really need help, encouragement, and suggestions and advice. I don’t even know how the community groups work!! Help!!!
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    @motivatedsister - sounds like a good plan. I vow to wear more fitted clothes this winter too

    @dietingright - Welcome! Just check in regularly to keep yourself accountable and encourage others. Most of us post weekly stats on the day or our choosing. I turned 49 in May and my goal is to lose 50 ponds by my 50th bday!
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    Weekly Check-in

    SW:207 (5/1/20)
    GW: 157
    Mini goal: 197
    Total weight lost: 8.9

    7/31: 204.8
    8/7: 204.3
    8/14: 201.2
    8/21: 200
    8/22: 199.4 ... ONEDERLAND!
    8/28: 198.1

    Lost a total of 1.9 lbs which brings my August total to 6.7lbs. August has been my most successful month. I have joined the Fat2Fit challenge for September and I hope that gives me even more motivation and accountability to see even better results.

  • kcd394kcd394 Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    This week was kind of a roller coaster. I had free lunch Tuesday and it caused some serious water retention. That and being so mentally exhausted kinda caused me to slack off a little on healthy choices. So I had some treats this week, but to my credit I only allowed them in moderation. With my steps calories added in I still stayed in my calorie goals evey day. So it's a huge win to know I was able to moderate myself and have the treats, but still be able to achieve my goals.

    Last week: 189.2
    This week: 188.2
    Mini goal: 188 by September 14th (crushed it!)
    New mini goal: 184 by October 4th
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    @kcd394 - Congratulations on crushing your mini goal 🎉
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    Had a crap day yesterday. We had to put our sweet 11yr old dog down. We knew her days were short but that doesn’t make it easier. Today is a little better but there is definitely a big emptiness in the family.

    On the positive side, the scale was at 196.8 today which is below my mini-goal of 197 and officially puts my BMI under 35 and my weight loss above 10lbs. I will hold out until Friday to see if it sticks but just seeing the scale drop below 197 is motivation enough.
  • Beka3695Beka3695 Member Posts: 4,077 Member Member Posts: 4,077 Member
    WEEKLY CHECK IN

    Last week: 185.6
    This week: 183.2
    2.4 pound loss!!!

    I am 3.2 pounds from reaching my September goal of 180!!!

  • kcd394kcd394 Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    @azkunk so sorry about your fur kid... never easy. Great work reaching your mini goal though!
  • crystalsan726crystalsan726 Member Posts: 796 Member Member Posts: 796 Member
    SW: 244.6 ( August 6, 2019)
    Mini goal - 215
    GW:170

    8/3- 221.4
    8/10- 225.8
    8/17- 220.2
    8/24- 216.4
    8/31- 214.0

    I can't believe I hit my 1st mini goal! I have 44 more pounds to go! I think I am going to set my next mini goal for 205.

    Total weight loss- 30.6 pound
  • motivatedsistermotivatedsister Member Posts: 543 Member Member Posts: 543 Member
    SW: 212.7
    7/27: 210.9
    8/3: 207.7
    8/10: 205.9
    8/17: 205.2 (not so great...but still a loss!)
    8/24: 201.5 (-3.7 - yay!! Down 11.2 lbs since starting this thread, and 21.5 lbs to go until mini GW. )
    8/31: 201.4 (BOO lol! Well didn't make it to ONEderland. It wasn't the best week ever, but it seems after a big loss I always have a very low loss the following week. Plus I think TOM is a contributing factor today. After pregnancy/breastfeeding my cycle still hasn't regulated back to normal. This is the first time it's actually shown up right on schedule since returning. Hopefully it's returning to normal now and I can get a better idea of how it effects my weight during/after.

    mini GW: 180
    GW: 160

    Congrats to those who have lost - you're doing awesome!
  • crystalsan726crystalsan726 Member Posts: 796 Member Member Posts: 796 Member
    So excited! I hit a new low on the scale today! I stepped on it and I was 212.8! I haven't seen that number in awhile! I was so shocked I weighed more than once to make sure it was right. 😄

    31.8 Pounds down and 42.8 more to go!!!
    edited September 2020
  • motivatedsistermotivatedsister Member Posts: 543 Member Member Posts: 543 Member
  • crystalsan726crystalsan726 Member Posts: 796 Member Member Posts: 796 Member
  • ltlemermaidltlemermaid Member Posts: 637 Member Member Posts: 637 Member
    been slacking with tracking on here & eating out way to much since I've been back to work onsite :( Back for a fresh start this month!!

    SW/CW: 181.8
    mini GW (end of September): 175
    GW: 130
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 325 Member Member Posts: 325 Member
    ll time high 2019 prior MFP 192

    High 2020 174

    June loss 4 lbs

    7/1 164.0

    7/8 162.4

    8/1 July loss 3 lbs

    8/1 161
    8/8 160.4
    8/15 159.9 finally made it to the 150's. 3 more lbs to the half way point!:p
    8/24 159.5 Not much of a loss but been snacking here and there. And too much smoke and extreme heat. But have another week! Yep goin' for it!
    9/1 158 well 3 lbs ok but wish it was more

    Aug loss 3 lbs total 34lbs
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    Had a bit of a struggle this past weekend. Had a cookout with friends (Ribs and brisket and cornbread and drinks). Splurged a little as it was our wedding anniversary. Didn't lose this week, but didn't gain so 🤷‍♀️ I'm going to call that a win!

    Definitely a win! Everything in moderation otherwise it’s not sustainable. Happy Anniversary!
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    Leezy55 wrote: »
    ll time high 2019 prior MFP 192

    High 2020 174

    June loss 4 lbs

    7/1 164.0

    7/8 162.4

    8/1 July loss 3 lbs

    8/1 161
    8/8 160.4
    8/15 159.9 finally made it to the 150's. 3 more lbs to the half way point!:p
    8/24 159.5 Not much of a loss but been snacking here and there. And too much smoke and extreme heat. But have another week! Yep goin' for it!
    9/1 158 well 3 lbs ok but wish it was more

    Aug loss 3 lbs total 34lbs

    Still a loss and you made it into the 150’s!!! Congratulations, that is still a great accomplishment. Are you getting close to goal. I imagine those last pounds are harder. Maybe you need a change in your exercise routine? Have you been tracking everything accurately?
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    been slacking with tracking on here & eating out way to much since I've been back to work onsite :( Back for a fresh start this month!!

    SW/CW: 181.8
    mini GW (end of September): 175
    GW: 130

    You got this? How is the tracking going? Work is tough for me too but luckily, I am still mostly working at home. When I do go in, I pack my food for the day and I won’t go to the cafeteria otherwise I will be tempted to go off track.
  • azkunkazkunk Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member Member, Premium Posts: 936 Member
    So excited! I hit a new low on the scale today! I stepped on it and I was 212.8! I haven't seen that number in awhile! I was so shocked I weighed more than once to make sure it was right. 😄

    31.8 Pounds down and 42.8 more to go!!!

    That’s so exciting! I do the same thing and step on the scale at least 3 times if it seems too good to be true.
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