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  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member
    100 Days of Accountability 12/26-4/4
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    Female, Age 60, 5’3”
    Challenge Starting Weight: 213
    Challenge Goal: <195
    Saturday summary
    * Current Weight 205.7
    * Weight Loss for Challenge: 7.3
    * Total Weight Loss: 39.3

    History & Goals
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.
    2019 SW: 245 BMI 43.4 (1/2/2019) Lost 15 lbs in 2019 then regained 5
    2020 SW: 235 BMI 41.6 (1/1/2020) Then back up to 241 before refocusing in Aug
    2021 SW: 212 BMI 37.6 (1/1/2021)
    UGW: 165 BMI 29.2 Overweight NOT Obese
    🎯 Mini Goals & Weight:
    * 50 lbs lost never to be found: 195
    * Obese stage 1 BMI 34.9: 197
    * Onederland: 199
    * 15%: 208 ✔️
    This Week’s Challenge
    Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 211.9 Walked 3 miles. 2506 cal, 316 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. My weight has gotten out of control. Today I’m going to focus on just one thing … 80 oz water. Then plan to build from there each day this week.
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 211.7 Walk 3 miles. 2045 cal, 136 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Targeting 80 oz water but drank 64 oz water yesterday. Today’s focus low net carbs along with water again.
    Day 60: Tues, 2/23: 211.9 Walk 4 miles. 1778 cal, 45 net carbs, AF. Drank 80 oz water, nailed net carbs. Today I add vitamins on top of getting my 2nd COVID vaccine.
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 209.6 Walk 3.4 + .6 miles. 1550 cal, 61 net carbs, AF. Very rough night … headache, arm sore, chills/shivering, achy all over, little to no sleep. Going to try to push through it today and walk the dog but likely will be back in bed trying to sleep later today.
    Day 62: Thurs, 2/25: 208.1 Walk .6 miles, gardened a little, 1754 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Slept! Long morning & afternoon naps. Think I’m fully recovered. Weight is also shedding those winter storm pounds.
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26:
    Day 64: Sat, 2/27:

    10th Week Goal Weight: 208.x (205.x where did you go!?!) Get myself back in control of my life and my weight
    10th Week Actual Weight:
    I let the winter storm issues really mess up my weight loss success last week. The 205-206 slipped away and I'm back up where I was at the beginning of 2021. Time to turn this boat around.
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    Heading to the fishing camp 🎣 today!!! My mom gets her 2nd vaccine shot tomorrow morning and I want to make sure she has the support she might need depending on her reaction to it. They say the older you are the less it effects you ... we'll see. One of my friends had nothing but a sore arm. DH & I had the full blown chills, headache and fatigue. Packed my chicken noodle soup for her LOL
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,981 Member Member Posts: 3,981 Member
    Lilylady3k wrote: »
    @dawnbgethealthy I wouldn't be comfortable leaving for a walk with the men inside. I just need to make sure I get my 250 steps in every hour (sometimes I do not right now). I will also have to do a little something every evening, even if I start with one song.....so tired though.

    @dawnbgethealthy - Since you are stuck inside and the workers around around set a goal to go up and down the stairs for 30 minutes straight each day while they are working. Or build up 10 min first couple of days until you get to 30 minutes!

    Yes. I tracked my own calorie burn from going up my stairs. 3 calories one way, and I go up and down them probably 20 times a day or more - so at least 100 calories burned just from that.

    How did your beautiful garden survive the ridiculousness? I hope that life is getting a bit more back to "normal" for you.
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,981 Member Member Posts: 3,981 Member
    I'm Dawn. I live in SE British Columbia, Canada.

    Female, Age 60, 5'2"

    MFP Start Weight Oct 28.18: 191.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: Not sure

    This is my 5th round on this thread: Round 1 loss 3.7, Round 2 loss 2.7, Round 3 loss 8.9, Round 4 loss 4.
    19.3 total loss over 4 rounds, 400 days
    I always reach for a 10 pound loss each 100 even though that hasn't happened.
    Day 1: 12/26: 137.7 - Extremely active day, but also ate quite a bit. 451 calories left over in the Green
    Day 2: 12/27: 137.1 - I have enough leftovers for a few days, stuffing and gravy is my weakness so I will load my plate with veggies and turkey and stretch out the badder stuff : - ) 561 in the Green
    Day 3: 12/28: 137.7 - I was awake throughout the night and weighed less just now, but am using my very early morning weight. 717 in the Green
    Day 4: 12/29: 137.2 - Back on track at least until NYE. 302 in the Green
    Day 5: 12/30: 137.5 - Hiccup yesterday, some sad news and went off a bit. 791 in the Green
    Day 6: 12/31: 138.3 - That is the highest that I have weighed in awhile. Not going to overdo it tonight, but I will have some Champagne and something delicious to eat. 384 in the Green
    Day 7: 01/01: 138.4 - I had Ribs, it might catch up more. I have had lots of activity, but also ate more than usual. 111 in the Green
    Day 8: 01/02: 137.2 - Now to get rid of the holiday eating. 624 in the Green

    2nd Week Goal Weight:
    2nd Week Actual Weight: 137.2 - i see that I didn't set a goal weight for this week!
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 3490 - So close to a pound worth
    Day 9: Sun, 1/3: 136.1 - A bunch of water loss yesterday. I remained very active throughout the holidays even though I upped my consumption. Very happy to see this number, it motivates me. 417 in the Green
    Day 10: Mon, 1/4: 135.9 - Going to do my measurements today. an astounding 1278 in the Green
    Day 11: Tues, 1/5: 135.4 - Many workouts yesterday, and back to healthier eating. A scale drop always motivates me to be "good". We all fight so hard for each pound, too easy to backslide and undo the hard work. 1354 in the Green
    Day 12: Wed, 1/6: 135.5 - Very long work day and a very late dinner. Burned lots of calories and didn't eat them back, hoping that shows up in a day or two. 1190 in the Green
    Day 13: Thurs, 1/7: 134.8 - New low : - ) All of this calorie burning is showing up on the scale. Work alone was 20,000 steps yesterday on top of my daily workout. 506 in the Green
    Day 14: Fri, 1/8: 134.1 - Lowest so far in many many years. Hoping to keep this going. 620 in the Green
    Day 15: Sat, 1/9: 135.1 - Kind of bad choices yesterday, but I touched that 134.1 once so I know that I can get back there. 721 in the Green
    3rd Week Goal Weight: 135.1
    3rd Week Actual Weight: 135.1
    Excess Calories left over in the Green - 6086, should have lost more than a pound, and did.

    Week 4:

    Day 16: 1/10: 137.4 - Wow, almost back up to Day 1 weight for some reason. Hoping that this is just a fluctuation. I have been on track except for Friday (which obviously caught up to me just now), but even then I was under calorie goals due to activity. 831 in the Green
    Day 17: 1/11: 137.4 - Got in lots of activity yesterday because I was planning on a huge steak and prawns for dinner. This will fuel my body for days to come, but I want to get this number back down. 663 in the Green
    Day 18: 1/12: 136.1 - Better, still 1 pound up from last week. 668 in the Green
    Day 19: 1/13: 136.5 - I'm okay with this, but hope to get closer to last week's EW. 558 in the Green
    Day 20: 1/14: 135.8 - Sticking with the plan. Hoping to be able to leave work and get up to another town's arena for a 1 hour public skate today. 827 in the Green
    Day 21: 1/15: 136.7 - Loads of activity yesterday, but .. Nachos. 410 in the Green
    Day 22: 1/16: 136.5 - So it looks like I lost 1 pound in a month. 452 in the Green

    4th Week Goal Weight: 134.4
    4th Week Actual Weight: 136.5
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 3778 - just enough to lose a pound

    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 137.3 - Ouch, apparently still paying for Friday's nachos. 999 in the Green
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: - 135.8 - Much better. Now to get back to week 2's weights. 705 in the Green
    Day 25: Tues, 1/19: - 135.6 - Got in a few extra Fitness Marshall songs here and there 2 or 3 at a time throughout the day yesterday which added up to a nice calorie burn (and mood lifter) overall. 539 in the Green
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: - 135.5 - I have moved all of my jobs from today to tomorrow. I am going to get out for a nice long walk/hike. Yesterday was incredibly windy with dust blowing everywhere when I tried to leave work for a small walk/break so I didn't spend any time outdoors. I had my 2 year physical early in the morning. Doc was pleased with my weight loss, but still needs me to lose more to bring my blood pressure further down and get me to a healthy body weight for my height. Working on it. Very slow. 526 in the Green
    Day 27: Thurs, 1/21: 135.4 - Always happy to see a drop even if tiny. 368 in the Green
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 136.9 : - ( 472 in the Green
    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 136.4 - 203 in the Green

    5th Week Goal Weight: 135.3
    5th Week Actual Weight: 136.4 - disappointed with this, but know that it is up to me.
    Excess Calories left over in the Green - 3812 - enough to lose 1 pound
    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 138.1 - Argh. Wings last night must have been the culprit. I wasn't over my calories though. 1060 in the Green
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 138.3 - Sodium? Lots of activity yesterday, I feel like the weight will drop back down over the next few days. 762 in the Green
    Day 32: Tues, 1/26: 135.3 - Maybe just being so banged up was causing my body to hold on to weight? Very happy to see this. 703 in the Green
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 135.2 - Very busy work week, prepping my meals ahead of time so that I don't grab something "bad". 799 in the Green
    Day 34: Thurs, 1/28: - 135.2 - Worked a super long day yesterday, I didn't get home until after midnight, but had to eat because I hadn't had anything since the morning. I thought that my weight would reflect the late eating and tiny amount of sleep. Glad that it didn't. 653 in the Green
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: - 135.5 - Looming end of week weigh in always motivates me to be "good" : - ) 844 in the Green
    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 134.8 - Going to try not to blow it today. 440 in the Green
    6th Week Goal Weight: 134.5
    6th Week Actual Weight: 134.8 - Close
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 5261- enough to lose a pound

    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 136.9 - Ouch and TMI - 907 in the Green
    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 137.5 - Another TMI uptick, expecting a woosh over the next few days. 562 in the Green
    Day 39: Tues, 2/2: 137.1 - Can't say that I am not disappointed to be so close to my start weight 39 days ago. Mind you I haven't been out on my trail walks in well over a week so that is probably making a difference (melting here, so water on top of ice, not going) 729 in the Green
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 135.9 - I touched the 134.1 in the last 100, but I was outside lots. Missing the trails indeed. 577 in the Green
    Day 41: Thurs, 2/4: 136.3 - MFP has been suggesting the 120s for 4 months now (if every day was like today) but it still feels far off. 966 in the Green
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 134.8 - So much better. I got out of the Obese Zone in September, working towards getting out of the Overweight Zone some day.
    Day 43: Sat: 2/6: 135.8 - Oh well, I will keep working at it. 678 in the Green

    7th Week Goal Weight: 134.9
    7th Week Actual Weight: 135.8
    Excess Calories left over in the Green - 4949 - More than enough to lose a pound.


    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 136.1 - Like a yo-yo. 193 in the Green
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 137.5 - Superbowl no-nos yesterday. 915 in the Green
    Day 46: Tues, 2/9: 137.2 - Working hard to get it back down. 862 in the Green
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 134.4 - Whew. Too hard fought to blow it. 489 in the Green
    Day 48: Thurs, 2/11: 134.2 - 383 in the Green
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 134.3 - I got to skate yesterday. I burned a lot of calories between that, workouts, and pedometer (1198) but ate more too. Going to eat light today. 661 in the Green
    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 135.5 - Argh, no reason for a gain today after 3 days in the "4s". 817 in the Green

    8th Week Goal Weight: 134.1 - I just keep plugging in these goal numbers, I hit this number in week 2. Either wishful thinking or something to work towards.
    8th Week Actual Weight: 135.5 - I actually was on a good track to make my goal.
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 4320 - enough to lose a pound
    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 135.6 - Hoping that the weather goes back to "normal" soon, outdoor activity tends to lose me more weight than indoor for some reason. Perhaps it is a chemical that only gets produced outside? 1144 calories in the Red.
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 136.3 - This will go up more, I had Ribs yesterday, so this choice will lead to the expected results. Glad that I stop myself from having them once per week like I used to. MFP says that I would be 144 pounds in 5 weeks if every day were like that. I have to keep with the calorie intake/burn in which MFP says that I will be 123 in 5 weeks if I eat like that every day. I had an entire day of calories extra yesterday, that will take a while to undo. I will work out extra today and eat frequently and light to try to mitigate it. 841 in the Green
    Day 53: Tues, 2/16: 135.3 - That is the quickest that I have bounced back from Ribs. It was a holiday yesterday though, so I had time for lots of workouts. Or maybe my body went into fat burning overdrive from the excessive calories the day before. 725 in the Green
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: 134.8 - I have been working out and eating well since the Ribs. I have now made up for that day in the "Red" and am moving forward. Once in awhile "treat" takes a while to get back off. 717 in the Green
    Day 55: Thurs, 2/18: 134.4 - Worried about our friends in Texas with this climate change weather whip. 911 in the Green
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 133.3 - New low. I have been working my tail off this entire week to try to mitigate my overage from Ribs consumption. I have a nice steak and prawns for tonight's dinner, so will definitely need to get a bunch of activity in before that. 493 in the Green
    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 133.5 - Not too bad after my huge bacon wrapped beef tenderloin steak last night. Pizza and drinks tonight though...138 in the Green

    9th Week Goal Weight: 134.1 - I guess that I will just keep plugging this number in until I hit it again. Hit it in week 2, so maybe this week if I can stay "good".
    9th Week Actual Weight: 133.5
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 2681 - Not enough to lose a pound, but I had excess of that every other week so lost some weight

    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 136.0 - Pizza, beer, and copious amounts of water after from the salty bacon/ham and stuff pizza yesterday. I will get lots of activity in today. 965 in the Green
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 136.9 - I really feel like this is temporary, I expected to see a drop this morning. 1007 in the Green
    Day 60: Tues, 2/23: 136.6 - Very active yesterday, had hoped to see a drop. Maybe tomorrow. 258 in the Green
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 135.5 - Meal prep is done. Going to get a bunch of small workouts in today here and there. 997 in the Green
    Day 62: Thurs, 2/25: 135.1 - 2 more weigh days left of this week.
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26:
    Day 64: Sat, 2/27:

    10th Week Goal Weight: 133.9 - seems ambitious, but after hitting 133.3 I feel like I can achieve it.
    10th Week Actual Weight:
    Excess Calories left over in the Green:

    Challenge Starting Weight: 137.7
    Challenge Goal: 127.7
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member
    Lilylady3k wrote: »
    @dawnbgethealthy I wouldn't be comfortable leaving for a walk with the men inside. I just need to make sure I get my 250 steps in every hour (sometimes I do not right now). I will also have to do a little something every evening, even if I start with one song.....so tired though.

    @dawnbgethealthy - Since you are stuck inside and the workers around around set a goal to go up and down the stairs for 30 minutes straight each day while they are working. Or build up 10 min first couple of days until you get to 30 minutes!

    Yes. I tracked my own calorie burn from going up my stairs. 3 calories one way, and I go up and down them probably 20 times a day or more - so at least 100 calories burned just from that.

    How did your beautiful garden survive the ridiculousness? I hope that life is getting a bit more back to "normal" for you.

    @deepswoodlady - Donna - I was mentioning the stairs exercise for you but seem to put Dawn's handle in there instead. Good luck getting some exercise.

    @dawnbgethealthy - My garden is mush and brown crispy stuff. But the panies, snapdragons and camellias survived since they were covered. Praying my azaleas and foxtail ferns survive! Let look terrible.
    Definitely feeling back to normal today!
  • ChalmationChalmation Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    Challenge SW: 168.2 (Jan 15)
    Challenge GW: 157.2

    Day 22: Sat, 1/16: 167.4
    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 168.2
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: 167.2
    Day 25: Tue, 1/19: 168
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: 167.2
    Day 27: Thu, 1/21: 167.2
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 167.2
    Week 4 Loss: -1

    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 166
    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 167
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 166.4
    Day 32: Tue, 1/26: 166.4
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 165.8
    Day 34: Thu, 1/28: 165.2
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: 165
    Week 5 Loss: -2.2

    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 165.8
    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 165
    January Loss: -3.2

    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 163.8
    Day 39: Tue, 2/2: 163.6
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 164.6
    Day 41: Thu, 2/4: 164
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 163.6
    Week 6 Loss: -1.4

    Day 43: Sat, 2/6: 164.2
    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 161.8 I don't trust this number, too much of a drop. I expect it to go up tomorrow.
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 161.6 Well, maybe I SHOULD trust it haha. That was a big drop tho. I did start taking diabetes medication Saturday. I wonder if that caused the drop.
    Day 46: Tue, 2/9: 161.2
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 161.6
    Day 48: Thu, 2/11: 161.2
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 160
    Week 7 Loss: -3.6

    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 160
    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 159.6
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 159.6
    Day 53: Tue, 2/16: 159.8
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: 161 Went over calories yesterday
    Day 55: Thu, 2/18: 160.6
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 158.2
    Week 8 Loss: -1.8

    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 158.8
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 158.4 Was worried this would be higher. Had Texas Roadhouse for lunch yesterday. Stayed within my calories but oh my the sodium!!
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 158.4
    Day 60: Tue, 2/23: 157.8
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 158
    Day 62: Thu, 2/25: 158
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,435 Member Member Posts: 4,435 Member
    @Lilylady3k I'm sure you are talking to me. That is actually a very good idea. I'm not sure how long I can last with these knees, but I've got to start somewhere! I think it will also prepare me more for that lovely time starting in May when spring arrives and I can get back outside. I'm excited now!
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,435 Member Member Posts: 4,435 Member
    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ December 26, 2020 thru April 4, 2021
    My Name is Donna, Age 60. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA

    “We will encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~Maya Angelou

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    Day 01 – 12/26 …..205.4…..My family Christmas dinner is on Sunday (tomorrow). I expect to see an increase. Good luck everyone this round.
    Day 02 – 12/27 …..203.2…..A nice big Whoosh. I cut back yesterday in anticipation for my very large Christmas Dinner and party today. I expect the scale will be up tomorrow, but I will be a good girl in the days following.
    Day 03 – 12/28 …..205.2…..Dinner was salty and fatty but delicious. I’ve got my work cut out for me.
    Day 04[/ b] – 12/29 …..206.0….. It had to be the over-abundance of wine. Perhaps dinner catching up a little with me too from 2 days ago?
    Day 05 - 12/30 …..206.0….. Poured out the wine and chose Chinese instead. Gave away the last of the goodies too. I will have the other half of the Chinese today.
    Day 06 – 12/31 …..207.0….. Expecting alcohol tonight but I will keep the food in check! Had the last of the Chinese food yesterday.

    Weight Loss in December……………….. 1.6 lb GAIN.
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..1.6 LB GAIN


    Day 07 – 01/01 …..207.8….. Ouch! Chinese catching up? My late December Christmas dinner showing up? Perhaps. But then there were the buckeye balls brought over yesterday. The rest will go to my grandchildren that are visiting today.
    Day 08 – 01/02 …..208.1….. Travel today and tomorrow.
    Day 09 – 01/03 …..207.1….. Not sure I understand the fluctuations. It should have been yesterdays higher number or even higher after travel and restaurant food. Likely water retention released? More travel today.
    Day 10 – 01/04 …..207.4.….. Travel day cancelled yesterday. That allowed me to reach my 10,000 steps. However, my dinner wasn’t until 3:30 a.m. so that did not help the 9:00 a.m. weigh-in.
    Day 11 – 01/05 …..207.0….. I will have lots of company today as I’ve called in the troops to help me un-decorate and store my Christmas décor. I’m not sure how my meals will go – probably a very late dinner again, but I will get in lots of movement I hope.
    Day 12 – 01/06 …..207.2…..A normal fluctuation. Worked on taking down my Christmas stuff today with the help of one of my handymen. A long day.
    Day 13 – 01/07 …..207.2….. Drank milk. It always bloats me. Meals were good.
    Day 14 – 01/08 …..207.0….. Better portion control. @dawnbgethealthy WAY TO GO GIRL!!!! YOU ARE SLAYING IT!!!!
    Day 15 – 01/09 …..208.6….. Well-planned meals but milk seems to bloat me and kill my progress. I’m going back to a small amount of Fairlife. No more real milk, even when it’s lowfat!!!!
    Day 16 – 01/10 …..208.6….. Kept calories good again yesterday and avoided milk. Meals very late as a friend stopped by without notice until 11:00 p.m. That may explain it along with no TMI x 2 days now. My big worry coming up is the remodel we will likely be starting later this week in one of the bathrooms. It is friends and family helping and my meals will be interrupted greatly forcing late meals on the regular. It will be too many to feed and I just can’t eat in front of anyone. There will be many projects this year. I’ve got to figure it all out.
    Day 17 - 01/11 …..207.0….. Whoosh. Bathroom duty was better. A wretched night last night filled with personal family turmoil. Bad sleep. Traveled today while so unrested, so we will see what tomorrow holds.
    Day 18 – 01/12 …..207.0….. I am very happy to see no gain after travel. I chalk it up to falling asleep early causing all my meals to be earlier. However, sometimes it shows up a couple of days later so I will be watching and tracking the patterns.
    Day 19 – 01/13 …..207.2….. A tiny fluctuation. I managed to increase my steps yesterday but I had to work for it. I added a two mile indoor walk to get me over the hump.
    Day 20 – 01/14 …..207.0….. Movie night last night. A very good low cal/low carb planned dinner but the snacks were off-target. I’ll eat better today but not much movement. Feeling tired…..
    Day 21 – 01/15 …..xxxxx….. No chance to weigh today. A friend woke me up banging on door. Yesterday was good but last night I had too many bad snacks.
    Day 22 – 01/16 …..207.0….. A complete rest day yesterday. In bed at 6:45 pm to watch TV until 3:00 am. Slept in this morning to get more sleep than I’ve gotten in months. Over 6 hours which is AMAZING for me. I usually just don’t seem to need more than about 4.5 hours. Maybe retirement will change my sleeping patterns for the better! Going for a 6 for tomorrow’s numbers!
    Day 23 – 01/17 …..206.8…..Finally a 6! Barely, but finally!
    Day 24 – 01/18 …..206.2….. 3 meals instead of 2 yesterday but no snacks. Finally TMI (bathroom duty). It helped. Now I am going to push for a 5.
    Day 25 – 01/19 …..205.6…..Yay! The meals still aren’t perfect but I am focusing on at least a 12/12 IF and a “very diet” dinner in a small quantity. I am still eating very late, but better. Focusing on sleep. Phone woke me up at 5 hours & 5 minutes today. I forgot to mute it. Still better than usual but I would have slept a bit more otherwise. I feel my body fighting me a bit. I woke up starving. I am listening to the cues. I had a bit of an early breakfast. I will keep my dinner light.
    Day 26 – 01/20 …..205.2….. Moving right along and hoping to keep it up! This puts me back to just below my starting weight. Now, to get busy!
    Day 27 – 01/21 …..205.4….. Just a small fluctuation. Yesterday was pretty busy. Ended up with OMAD and low calorie but not much exercise or movement. Lots of water though! I am still feeling happy and strong!
    Day 28 – 01/22 …..205.2…..
    Day 29 – 01/23 …..206.2….. I cooked a beautiful low calorie and low carb meal for my friend yesterday. Day was going great. Then……late night snack monster reared his ugly head. Pop-tarts and milk. It wasn’t worth a full pound gain by any stretch of the imagination. I will try to extra-tweak today to make up for it so that pound doesn’t stick around.
    Day 30 – 01/24 …..208.2….. This is not the way to get to Onederland. It’s not even the scenic route. Turning this train around so I can go in the right direction. Lost my way.
    Day 31 – 01/25 …..207.0….. I wish I could take credit for doing something wildly healthier and different but I can’t. Scale shot up yesterday more than expected and shot down today more than expected. Strange. I seriously don’t think, based on what I ate, that it was fluid retention so I am baffled but happy this morning to see a bit of a correction.
    Day 32 – 01/26 …..206.6….. I hope to make better choices today.
    Day 33 – 01/27 …..207.6….. I need potty duty and more exercise, both of which is proving impossible.
    Day 34 – 01/28 …..207.0….. Better….
    Day 35 – 01/29 …..207.6….. Back down on hands and knees scrubbing carpets in my new home. Previous owners were extremely heavy smokers and very old so the entire house (all 3 floors) has not been thoroughally cleaned in YEARS! One room has blue carpet which appeared to be 100% completely green until I hand cleaned it then went over with shampooer. Doing around the edges where the shampooer struggles to reach is the hardest but I’m getting it done. With the process I’m using, each room takes 6 days so this will be going on for months. It is my winter project because spring holds so many things to be done! So I am burning the calories, for sure, but not getting in many actual steps. I just hope for continued progress in my journey as well as in my home.
    Day 36 – 01/30 …..206.4….. The last of the chinese food today.
    Day 37 – 01/31 …..207.6….. Hello Chinese Food aftermath. I guess I deserve this.

    Weight Loss in January……………….. 0.6 GAIN (from the December 31st weight)
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..0.6 GAIN

    Day 38 – 02/01 …..207.6….. No change yet. Staying hopeful.
    Day 39 – 02/02 …..207.6….. Banana nut bread snack. That gets you nowhere.
    Day 40 – 02/03 …..208.8……Epic failure. I finished the banana nut bread. Bathroom remodel starts today which will make cooking difficult. I must be creative in my eating choices and be willing to cook later when I am so tired. I am still working on carpets. It will be awhile before I can breathe easy.
    Day 41 – 02/04 …..xxxxx…… Woke up running and actually forgot to weigh.
    Day 42 – 02/05 …..208.6….. Okay, let’s try this again!
    Day 43 – 02/06 …..207.2….. I can’t quite pat myself on the back. The day ended in lower calorie overall but the choices of quick frozen food was questionable. Not very healthy.
    Day 44 – 02/07 …..207.7….. Pizza with DD and DGS which is a rare occasion these days, especially with the pandemic. No formal exercise except chasing the 3 yr old up & down the stairs most of the evening! Back on track today.
    Day 45 – 02/08 …..207.4….. Better.
    Day 46 – 02/09 …..206.6….. I am expecting a high-sodium dinner so I am being extra careful today and will be drinking plenty of water.
    Day 47 – 02/10 …..207.2….. Hello Sodium! Traveling today too. Oh boy!
    Day 48 – 02/11 …..206.8….. Nearly ½ pound down after travel? I’m suspicious this is going to sneak up on me tomorrow since it hid today. We shall see. Keeping the faith…..
    Day 49 – 02/12 …..206.0….. Didn’t expect to see lower today honestly. Lots of water shed yesterday. Maybe I’ve lost that high sodium day.
    Day 50 – 02/13 …..206.0….. I am grateful for no change. I ate great healthy meals yesterday and then binged on snacks. And I do mean BINGE!!!!! I will be extra careful today to help make up for my bad choices last night.
    Day 51 – 02/14 …..206.4….. I have gained exactly 1 pound since the start of this challenge. Very disappointed! I did an experiment. I added up all the weight loss from day-to-day since Jan 1, 2020 to see how much weight I had lost because I knew I was losing the same pounds over and over. I have lost 103.8 pounds! However, my scale is showing a gain of 12.4 lbs during the same timeframe. Talk about self-sabotage! Something has to change!
    Day 52 – 02/15 …..208.8….. One meal yesterday. This is frustrating and very unfair.
    Day 53 – 02/16 …..207.2….. Weight coming back down. Grateful where I can be.
    Day 54 – 02/17 …..204.6….. Sodium likely gone. Great food choices yesterday. No exercise due to work crew. They are here again today.
    Day 55 – 02/18 …..204.4….. Very little sleep and some late night hunger so I am happy for this small drop on the scale.
    Day 56 – 02/19 …..204.8….. Good diet yesterday but very very little movement. On the computer most of the day with tax prep. Today is day 3 with no TMI so I think that contributes. Still no word of vaccine in my little town. They are still on the very first group here – Group 1A for medical personnel. We don’t have many medical personnel in our town so it is a lack of the vaccine itself. I just want to get this over with! I am group 1C due to diabetes and cancer remission.
    Day 57 – 02/20 …..205.0…..
    Day 58 – 02/21 …..205.0….. Grateful to have the same numbers glaring at me from the scale. My calories were okay yesterday but OMGosh on the choices I made. Horrid, Horrid little girl I was! Absolutely nothing fueling or replenishing about what I stuck in my pie-hole. That makes me feel gluttonous and (almost) childlike. I was a limited thinker yesterday. Today I will ponder before I put my greedy little fingers upon anything!
    Day 59 – 02/22 …..207.2….. I had a bowl of ice cream instead of lunch. I guess my body knows the difference and punished me. Nutrition matters.
    Day 60 – 02/23 …..207.2…… I refuse to spend 100 days making more better choices than not, move movement than not, more sacrifices than not and end up in a higher weight than when I started! I am expecting Chinese tonight (and leftovers tomorrow) for dinner. Pushing water. Skipping lunch. Diet alone isn’t doing it though. I need more movement and there is absolutely zero privacy here during this remodel. (And more remodeling coming.) I’m so tired at night but I have to fit something in!
    Day 61 – 02/24 .….207.5…… Chinese leftovers today so I don’t expect to see anything very nice or friendly on the scale tomorrow.
    Day 62 – 02/25 …..207.5…… Thankful that the leftovers didn’t kill my scales or my spirit. Using the stairs………..
    Day 63 – 02/26 …..xxxxx……
    Day 64 – 02/27 …..xxxxx……
    Day 65 – 02/28 …..xxxxx……

    Weight Loss in February……………….. xxxxx
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..xxxxx

    Day 66 – 03/01 …..xxxxx……
    Day 67 – 03/02 …..xxxxx……
    Day 68 – 03/03 …..xxxxx……
    Day 69 – 03/04 …..xxxxx……
    Day 70 – 03/05 …..xxxxx……
    Day 71 – 03/06 …..xxxxx……
    Day 72 – 03/07 …..xxxxx……
    Day 73 – 03/08 …..xxxxx……
    Day 74 – 03/09 …..xxxxx……
    Day 75 – 03/10 …..xxxxx……
    Day 76 – 03/11 …..xxxxx……
    Day 77 – 03/12 …..xxxxx……
    Day 78 – 03/13 …..xxxxx……
    Day 79 - 03/14 …..xxxxx…..
    Day 80 – 03/15 …..xxxxx……
    Day 81 – 03/16 …..xxxxx……
    Day 82 – 03/17 …..xxxxx……
    Day 83 – 03/18 …..xxxxx……
    Day 84 – 03/19 …..xxxxx……
    Day 85 – 03/20 …..xxxxx……
    Day 86 – 03/21 …..xxxxx……
    Day 87 – 03/22 …..xxxxx……
    Day 88 – 03/23 …..xxxxx……
    Day 89 – 03/24 …..xxxxx……
    Day 90 – 03/25 …..xxxxx……
    Day 91 – 03/26 …..xxxxx
    Day 92 – 03/27 …..xxxxx……
    Day 93 – 03/28 …..xxxxx……
    Day 94 – 03/29 …..xxxxx……
    Day 95 – 03/30 …..xxxxx……
    Day 96 – 03/31 …..xxxxx……

    Weight Loss in March……………….. xxxxx
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..xxxxx


    Day 97 – 04/01 …..xxxxx……
    Day 98 – 04/02 …..xxxxx……
    Day 99 – 04/03 …..xxxxx……
    Day 100 – 04/04 (Final Weight In)……xxxxx……

    Challenge Starting Weight: 205.4
    Challenge Goal: 195.4
    Challenge Ending Weight: xxxxx
    Total Weight Loss for Challenge: xxxxx
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 16,943 Member Member Posts: 16,943 Member
    Let's see if removing my exercise will let this post w/o needing someones approval...

    I'm in. I'm Chris. I live in northern California.

    Female, Age 70, 5'5"

    Highest Weight: 192.2
    Challenge Starting Weight: 145.2
    Challenge Goal: 135
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    Day 01 - 12/26: 145.2 at 7:20 a.m.
    1st Week Goal Weight:

    Day 02 - 12/27: 145.8 at 7:30 a.m.
    Day 03 - 12/28: 144.6 at 8:30 a.m.
    Day 04 - 12/29: 144.6 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 05 - 12/30: 144.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 06 - 12/31: 144.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 07 - 01/01: 144.6 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 08 - 01/02: 144.0 at 7:30 a.m.
    2nd Week Weight : -1.8 pounds

    Day 09 - 01/03 - 144.6 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 10 - 01/04 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 11 - 01/05 - 144.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 12 - 01/06 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 13 - 01/07 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 14 - 01/08 - 145.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 15 - 01/09 - 144.6 at 8:00 a.m.
    3rd Week Weight :0000

    Day 16 – 01/10 - 145.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    Day 17 - 01/11 - 145.4 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 18 – 01/12 - 144.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 19 – 01/13 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 20 – 01/14 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 21 – 01/15 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 22 – 01/16 - 144.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    4th Week Weight : -1.6

    Day 23 – 01/17 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 24 – 01/18 - 144.2 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 25 – 01/19 - 144.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 26 – 01/20 - 144.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 27 – 01/21 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 28 – 01/22 - 145.2 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 29 – 01/23 - 143.6 at 7:30 a.m.
    5th Week Weight: -1.4

    Day 30 – 01/24 - 142.6 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 31 – 01/25 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 32 – 01/26 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 33 – 01/27 - 143.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 34 – 01/28 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 35 – 01/29 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 36 – 01/30 - 143.6 at 7:15 a.m.
    Day 37 – 01/31 - 143.0 at 7:30 a.m.
    6th Week Weight: ha!

    Weight Loss in January -1.6
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss -1.6

    Day 38 – 02/01 - 143.4 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 39 – 02/02 - 143.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 40 – 02/03 - 143.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 41 – 02/04 - 143.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 42 – 02/05 - 147.2 at 5:00 a.m. ...I don't think so...
    Day 43 – 02/06 - 144.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 44 – 02/07 - 143.2 at 6:00 a.m. ...Supper Bowl party this afternoon...Oh, man!!
    7th Week Weight: hahahahah!

    Day 45 – 02/08 - 144.0 at 8:00 a.m. ...Total Rest Day...Super Bowl Chow Down last night...sweet & salty!!
    Day 46 – 02/09 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...then I ate a bunch of peanut butter and graham crackers!!!
    Day 47 – 02/10 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 48 – 02/11 - 145.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 49 – 02/12 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...pb and grahams today!
    Day 50 – 02/13 - 144.2 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 51 – 02/14 - 144.2 at 7:45 a.m.
    8th Week Weight: again...hahahahahahah!

    Day 52 – 02/15 - 148.0 at 6:30 a.m. ...man! I sure hope not!!
    Day 53 – 02/16 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...better but still...
    Day 54 – 02/17 - 145.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 55 – 02/18 - 145.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 56 – 02/19 - 144.4 at 6:00 a.m. ...maybe??
    Day 57 – 02/20 - 145.4 at 7:30 a.m.
    Day 58 – 02/21 - 145.0 at 7:15 a.m.
    9th Week Weight: ... -3.0 pounds

    Day 59 – 02/22 - 145.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 60 – 02/23 - 145.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 61 – 02/24 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 62 – 02/25 - 143.6 at 5:30 a.m. ...maybe??
    Day 63 – 02/26 -
    Day 64 – 02/27 -
    Day 65 – 02/28 -
    10th Week Weight
  • BeautyofdreamsBeautyofdreams Member Posts: 684 Member Member Posts: 684 Member
    MFP Starting Weight: 223.4
    100 Day Starting Weight: 161.8

    Day 37: Sun. 1/31: 154.2
    Day 38: Mon. 2/01: 154.3 foot surgery today. Will be off my feet until the 9th.
    Day 39: Tues. 2/03: 153.7
    Day 40: Wed. 2/04: 153.7
    Day 41: Thurs. 2/05: 154.5 Water weight from salty carryout?
    Day 42: Fri. 2/06 153.8
    Day 43: Sat. 2/07 154.1

    7th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    7th Week Actual Weight: 154.1

    Day 44: Sun. 2/8: 151.9
    Day 45: Mon. 2/9: 153.0
    Day 46: Wed. 2/10: 153.0
    Day 47: Thurs. 2/11:153.0
    Day 48: Fri. 2/12: 152.4 High Carb Large supper.
    Day 49: Sat. 2/13: 153.6

    8th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    8th Week Actual Weight Loss:-1.7

    Day 50: Sun. 2/14: 152.7
    Day 51: Mon. 2/15: 151.8
    Day 52: Tues. 2/16: 151.1 ate Oriental shrimp & vegetables 2x today.
    Day 53: Wed. 2/17: 151.9
    Day 54: Thurs. 2/18: 153.0
    Day 55: Fri. 2/19: 152.4
    Day 56: Sat. 2/20: 151.5

    9th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    9th Week Actual Weight Loss:1.6

    Day 57: Sun. 2/21: 152.1
    Day 58: Mon. 2/22: 150.8
    Day 59: Tues. 2/23: 150.7
    Day 60: Wed. 2/24: 150.9
    Day 61: Thurs. 2/25: 152.2
    Day 62: Fri. 2/26:
    Day 63: Sat. 2/27:

    10th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    10th Week Actual Weight Loss:

    Challenge total weight loss: 9.4 lbs.
    Total weight lost to date: 71.2 lbs.
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member
    100 Days of Accountability 12/26-4/4
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    Female, Age 60, 5’3”
    Challenge Starting Weight: 213
    Challenge Goal: <195
    Saturday summary
    * Current Weight 205.7
    * Weight Loss for Challenge: 7.3
    * Total Weight Loss: 39.3

    History & Goals
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.
    2019 SW: 245 BMI 43.4 (1/2/2019) Lost 15 lbs in 2019 then regained 5
    2020 SW: 235 BMI 41.6 (1/1/2020) Then back up to 241 before refocusing in Aug
    2021 SW: 212 BMI 37.6 (1/1/2021)
    UGW: 165 BMI 29.2 Overweight NOT Obese
    🎯 Mini Goals & Weight:
    * 50 lbs lost never to be found: 195
    * Obese stage 1 BMI 34.9: 197
    * Onederland: 199
    * 15%: 208 ✔️
    This Week’s Challenge
    Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 211.9 Walked 3 miles. 2506 cal, 316 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. My weight has gotten out of control. Today I’m going to focus on just one thing … 80 oz water. Then plan to build from there each day this week.
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 211.7 Walk 3 miles. 2045 cal, 136 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Targeting 80 oz water but drank 64 oz water yesterday. Today’s focus low net carbs along with water again.
    Day 60: Tues, 2/23: 211.9 Walk 4 miles. 1778 cal, 45 net carbs, AF. Drank 80 oz water, nailed net carbs. Today I add vitamins on top of getting my 2nd COVID vaccine.
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 209.6 Walk 3.4 + .6 miles. 1550 cal, 61 net carbs, AF. Very rough night … headache, arm sore, chills/shivering, achy all over, little to no sleep. Going to try to push through it today and walk the dog but likely will be back in bed trying to sleep later today.
    Day 62: Thurs, 2/25: 208.1 Walk .6 miles, gardened a little, 1754 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Slept! Long morning & afternoon naps. Think I’m fully recovered. Weight is also shedding those winter storm pounds.
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26: 208.8 @ fishing camp 🎣 No exercise, long drive to camp, 1937 cal, 107 net carbs, 4 glasses wine. Plan to walk, clean the camp house, clean up the plant damage from the freeze, and maybe if I’m lucky fish this afternoon. Mom is getting her COVID vaccine today so I’ll be here to monitor her, cook, etc this weekend. Remembered to bring my scale to the camp!
    Day 64: Sat, 2/27:

    10th Week Goal Weight: 208.x (205.x where did you go!?!) Get myself back in control of my life and my weight
    10th Week Actual Weight:
    I let the winter storm issues really mess up my weight loss success last week. The 205-206 slipped away and I'm back up where I was at the beginning of 2021. Time to turn this boat around.
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.


    Challenge Tracking
    Day 1: Sat, 12/26: 213 Walked 3 miles, brunch & dinner were wonderful but I did not journal. 2 glasses wine. Back to reality starting today!
    1st Week Goal Weight: N/A
    1st Week Actual Weight: N/A

    Day 2: Sun, 12/27: 212.5 Walked 4.4 +2.2 miles, plank, still snacking on cake & cookies arghhhhh. Pizza & 2 glasses wine for dinner.
    Day 3: Mon, 12/28: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.5 miles, plank, 1691 cal, 157 net carbs, 2 bourbon & diet cokes. I forgot the scale!! Guess I’ll have to check in on my mom’s off and on this week.
    Day 4: Tues, 12/29: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 2 miles, Fishing caught a 20” speckled trout & 23” redfish, 1611 cal, 163 net carbs, AF (though lots of temptations)
    Day 5: Wed, 12/30: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 No exercise, fishing & helped mom, 2044 cal, 131 net carbs, 1 bourbon diet coke + 2 wine.
    Day 6: Thurs, 12/31: 213.6 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 2.6 miles, fishing caught nothing, 1359 cal, 83 net carbs 1 bourbon diet coke. Borrowed my mom’s scale.
    Day 7: Fri, 1/1: 211.4 @ fishing camp 🎣 🎉 Walk 3.6 miles, 1684 cal, 115 net carbs, eggnog. Ready for 2021!
    Day 8: Sat, 1/2: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked .5 miles, plank, fishing caught nothing, 1971 cal, 78 net carbs, toast with 1 small glass champagne.
    2nd Week Goal Weight: < 212
    2nd Week Actual Weight: N/A Returned my mom’s scale since we were leaving out early to return home.

    Day 9: Sun, 1/3: 211.6 Walked 3 miles after 5 hr drive, plank, 1531 cal, 48 net carbs, 2 wine. Time to get back on plan ... saw this number on Dec 15 and it is a relief that it returned after seeing higher numbers during the holidays.
    Day 10: Mon, 1/4: 210.1 Walk 5 miles, plank, 1751 cal, 57 net carbs, AF.
    Jumping up and down!!! Finally see the zero at the end of the number ... I know that numbers on the scale are not the end all but a zero is a happy place to land right now. Can't wait to see the next zero when I hit 200!
    Day 11: Tues, 1/5: 210.0 Walked 3.7 miles in Memorial Park, plank, 1902 cal, 64 net carbs, 1 glass wine.
    Day 12: Wed, 1/6: 210.1 Walked 3 miles, plank, 1735 cal, 27 net carbs, 2 glass wine.
    Day 13: Thurs, 1/7: 211.1 Rain, bike, plank, 1669 cal, 69 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Food tracking is incomplete. Stress eating while TV flicking news channels and putting together 2020 expense reflection for our home budget and retirement planning.
    Day 14: Fri, 1/8: 209.2 Walked 3.4 + .6 miles, plank, gardening, 1281 cal, 29 net carbs, 1 glass wine.
    Day 15: Sat, 1/9: 209.3 Walked 2.2 + 1.4 miles, plank, 1634 cal, 81 net carbs, 2 glasses wine w/ crawfish étouffée over speckled trout & roasted broccoli. I’m not a chocolate person but the Russell Stover - Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mix with Stevia (low net carb but still high calorie) is too tempting and I find I’m snacking on it too much when bored or stressed. I need to break this new habit.

    3rd Week Goal Weight: See the ZERO … 210.anything
    3rd Week Actual Weight: 209.3 Yeah! I saw 210 and whooshed down to 209 and held it for another day 🎯
    NSV of sorts. I woke up this morning because my gown was bunched up at my hip and when laying on my side I could feel my hip hurting. Seems I have much less padding now that I've lost 35 lbs LOL

    Day 16: Sun, 1/10: 210.3 Walked 3 miles, bike, plank, 1873 carbs, 73 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Swoosh the pound is back 🙁
    NSV Took my measurements and I'm 3" smaller in bust & hips and 2" smaller in the waist so I dug into my drawer and found a favorite old pair of pajamas bottoms to try on and they fit!!!
    Day 17: Mon, 1/11: 210.0 Walked .25 miles rain, plank, 1969 cal, 88 net carbs, 1 glass wine. Too much chocolate and lots of canned & frozen meals today.
    Day 18: Tues, 1/12: 210.5 Walk 1.4 miles, bike, plank, 1184 cal, 75 net carbs, AF. I believe the stirfry with soy sauce that made me thirsty for water last night is cause for the bump.
    Day 19: Wed, 1/13: 209.5 Walked 2.4 miles, plank, 1600 cal, 98 net carbs, 1.5 glasses of wine. Happy to see the 209 again from last mid week. Now to hang on to it over a weekend!
    Day 20: Thurs, 1/14: 209.1 Walked 3.9 + 2.9 miles, plank, 1005 cal, 43 net carbs, AF.
    Day 21: Fri, 1/15: 207.9 Walked 2.5 + .5 miles, plank, 1473 cal, 17 net carbs, 1 glass wine. Unexpected dinner out Brandini’s lettuce wrap burger, no fries & Paco y Lola Albarino (dry white wine). Today’s calories are a result of still too much sugar free choc habit.
    Nightly plank routine is so funny! DH & I on the floor with our standard poodle joining us for a plank minute break! All of us are enjoying it.
    Day 22: Sat, 1/16: 209.3 Walk 3.3 + .6 miles, ⁉️1926 cal, 🔺116 net carbs, 1 glass wine. Palazzo’s bread sticks & pizza and Blue Bell Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream did damage obviously.

    4th Week Goal Weight: 208.x Shooting for my 15% goal
    4th Week Actual Weight: 209.3 I let it slip away from me.

    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 209.6 Hike 1.8 miles in Austin, 1195 cal, 53 net carbs, AF. Not enough water and not sure I believe the calculations on my food today.
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: 208.6 Plank, yard work, cleaning attic, 2008 cal, 65 net carbs, 2 glasses wine + 2 rum & 7up.
    Day 25: Tues, 1/19: 209.1 Walked 3 miles, plank, 1967 cal, 41 net carbs, AF.
    NSV: Purged my closet of size 20 pants! ✔️ Shopping in my closets I found I have two times the number of pants and capris size 18 that fit now!!!! Whooohoo!
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: 208.4 Walked 3.7 + 1.2 miles, plank, 1707 cal, 46 net carbs, 2 glasses wine.
    Day 27: Thurs, 1/21: 207.7 Walked 3 miles, bike, plank, 1533 cal, 125 net carbs, AF. 2nd time I’ve seen 207 at the end of the week. Can I make it stick?
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 209.6 Walked 2.5 miles, bike, plank, 1424 cal, 95 net carbs, AF. Whoa way up! Pasta for lunch & pizza for dinner is not carb friendly.
    NSV: Actually tucked my shirt into my jeans & wore a belt out this evening.
    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 209.6 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.6 miles, 1849 cal, 138 net carbs, 1 bourbon & 7up. Walked after long car ride. Snacking did me in. Brought my scale to the camp!

    5th Week Goal Weight: 208.x Shooting for my 15% goal
    Dipped down last week to 207.9. This time I need to make it stick
    5th Week Actual Weight: 209.6 Well darn! I saw suck great numbers this week then I let my cravings get the better of me.

    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 209.3 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.6 miles, fishing, 1705 cal, 82 net carbs, 2 rum & diet coke.
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 210.3 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.6 miles, plank, fishing, 1942 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 vodka & diet tonic. WAKE UP!!! You are headed in the wrong direction. Giving in to old habits. :( Quit eating all those chips, crackers, candy & more carbs in the form of waffles at breakfast, rice at lunch and more rice at dinner and skip happy hour (stick to water).
    Day 32: Tues, 1/26: 209.3 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walk 2 miles, plank, fishing, 1356 cal, 36 net carbs, 1 rum & diet coke.
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 209.7 Walked 1.3 miles, 2502 cal, 124 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Long drive home in the morning and then I was in a funk, depressed, gloomy for the rest of the afternoon. Basically threw in the towel with McDonalds for breakfast, Popeyes for lunch, and rice & gravy at dinner. Today is a new day!
    Day 34: Thurs, 1/28: 208.0 Walked 4 + 2.4 miles, plank, 1708 cal, 68 net carbs, AF.
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: 209.2 Walked 2.5 miles, 2098 cal, 89 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. DH & I got our first COVID vaccine shots! Afterwards BBQ turkey & sausage with roasted cauliflower and green beans for lunch expecting small dinner at home. Instead pasta @ my sisters with wine.
    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 208.7 Walked 1.2 + 1.3 miles, 1856 cal, 108 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. DD brought us King Cake from a New Orleans bakery that her husband’s aunt gave them. DH & DD wanted chicken tetrazzini and of course I made my old recipe full of carbs but did serve it with roasted broccoli and NO french bread. Dull headache from the COVID vaccine that is just under the surface.

    6th Week Goal Weight: 208.x Shooting for my 15% goal
    Seen 207.x two weeks in a row and seem to blow it on the weekends rising back up to 209.x by Sat. This week will be different!
    6th Week Actual Weight: 208.7
    I’m too comfortable in my clothes and enjoying shopping in my closet. I need to push through this mental stall and giving in to all the high calorie high carb suggestions from DH, my sister, and kids.

    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 208.6 Walked 3 miles, plank, 1813 cal, 110 net carbs, AF. Pasta again plus snacking on pita chips & humus.
    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 207.2 Walked 3 miles, plank, 2054 cal, 54 net carbs, 2 glasses wine.
    Day 39: Tues, 2/2: 207.4 Walked 2.4 + .6 miles, plank, 1324 cal, 33 net carbs, AF. New challenge … no more sugar free chocolate as a snack in February! I’ve gotten addicted and I really never cared much for chocolate LOL
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 207.0 Walked 3.3 + .6 miles, plank, 1554 cal, 24 net carbs, AF. [/b]
    Day 41: Thurs, 2/4: 205.9 Walked 3.6 + .6 miles, plank, 1343 cal, 34 net carbs, AF. Swoosh!
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 206.7 Walk 2.8 + 1.7 miles, plank, 1448 cal, 45 net carbs, AF. Bye bye leftover pasta from last weekend’s indulgence - chicken tetrazzini will no longer derail me!
    Day 43: Sat: 2/6: 205.7 No exercise, shopping instead, 1345 cal, 57 net carbs, 2 glasses of wine. Lunch at Local Foods ate my favorite yummy Crunchy Chicken sandwich (oven roasted chicken breast, nut-seed crumble, crushed chips, lettuce, tomato, house pickles, provolone, buttermilk ranch, pretzel bun) with homemade chips and grapefruit as sides. But I ate only half which helped! That took willpower!

    7th Week Goal Weight: 207.x Getting back on track for 2021!
    7th Week Actual Weight: 205.7 YEAH!!! No chocolate sugar free candy, 4 days alcohol free and keeping my net carbs low is paying off!

    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 206.9 No exercise, shopping with DH @ C&W Meat for alligator sausage, Houston Dairymaids for cheese, SPECS for wine, Penzeys for spices, 1723 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 glasses of wine. Lunch at La Lucha's outside patio pharmacy burger & fries and then simple dinner.
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 206.3 Walked 3.2 miles, plank, 1797 cal, 26 net carbs, 2 glasses of wine. Kids over for lunch instead of our usual evening Super Bowl party. Quiet evening with DH after a nice long walk.
    Day 46: Tues, 2/9: 207.0 Walk 1.4 + 1.2 miles, 1504 cal, 79 net carbs, AF. Yummy fried fish.
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 206.6 Walk 2.4 + .6 miles, 1436 cal, 78 net carbs, AF. Still eating lots of carbs :( Need to break the habit of snacking on chips … oh and a heaping serving of rich mashed potatoes at dinner.
    Day 48: Thurs, 2/11: 206.8 Walk 1 miles, 1362 cal, 100 net carbs, AF. Lunch with my sister ... split fried pickles which were really yummy. Then a few grilled shrimp street tacos (baby size). Dinner of leftover homemade chicken enchilada soup (skinny taste) with avocado. Decided no drinks for me which was double hard with DH drinking and reminiscing about his childhood.
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 207.4 Walked .9 miles rain & cold, 2293 cal, 168 net carbs, 3 wine.
    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 209.3 No exercise, up too early then tired all day, snacked, fried chicken for dinner, cooking appetizers for the party. Not sure that the journal is accurate because it is missing items. 2 glasses of wine.
    Went back and cleaned up my food journal included ALL that I remember snacking which was a long list. 2506 cal, 124 net carbs.

    8th Week Goal Weight: 205.x Strive to get the couple I saw last week to stick & go lower
    8th Week Actual Weight: 209.3
    Well that was a complete runaway. The pounds go on much quicker than peeling off.
    This week is an example of what NOT to do to lose weight and how the pounds go up throughout the year if I give up. NOT giving up … this week will be different and the outcome will be in the right direction.

    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 210.2 Walked 3.3 miles. This is how the weight spirals out of control. Fast food lunch, evening party with tons of appetizers & dessert + 3 glasses of wine.
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 209.3 Walked 3.3 miles. Started with breakfast of king cake and continued eating. We have snow on the ground this morning … a rare occurrence here. Today is a new day to make better choices.
    Day 53: Tues, 2/16: DNW Walked 1 mile. 2 glasses wine. Off kilter on journalling.
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: DNW No exercise. 2 glasses wine.
    Day 55: Thurs, 2/18: DNW No exercise. 2 glasses wine.
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 210.2 Walked .9 miles. Winter storms in Texas, infrastructure failures for both electrical and water. House hopping, unplanned meals, stress eating, 2 glasses wine each night. Haven’t journaled for days, exercise routine has vanished and I’m up on the scale. I’m back home. DS, his wife and their dogs were at our house earlier this week until we too lost power. Then moved to my sisters where the water pipe burst. Fixed it. Finally my power is back on so able to move home. DS has power now and we fixed his water pipes so they were able to go home.DD, her husband and dogs are with us now until the water is repaired in their condo building. My mom’s flight was cancelled earlier this week but is rescheduled for Sat. DD & my 2nd vaccine shot yesterday has been postponed so waiting now for new schedule on that front too.
    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 210.2 Walked 2.3 miles. 2228 cal, 76 net carbs. Started eating chocolates and even more carbs. 2 glasses wine + 1 rum & coke.

    9th Week Goal Weight: 206.x Where oh where did it go? Don’t slip up this week and win back the war on gaining weight
    9th Week Actual Weight: 210.2 WOW When I blow it I really go all the way. I need to get my mindset back into a happier place.


  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,981 Member Member Posts: 3,981 Member
    I'm Dawn. I live in SE British Columbia, Canada.

    Female, Age 60, 5'2"

    MFP Start Weight Oct 28.18: 191.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: Not sure

    This is my 5th round on this thread: Round 1 loss 3.7, Round 2 loss 2.7, Round 3 loss 8.9, Round 4 loss 4.
    19.3 total loss over 4 rounds, 400 days
    I always reach for a 10 pound loss each 100 even though that hasn't happened.
    Day 1: 12/26: 137.7 - Extremely active day, but also ate quite a bit. 451 calories left over in the Green
    Day 2: 12/27: 137.1 - I have enough leftovers for a few days, stuffing and gravy is my weakness so I will load my plate with veggies and turkey and stretch out the badder stuff : - ) 561 in the Green
    Day 3: 12/28: 137.7 - I was awake throughout the night and weighed less just now, but am using my very early morning weight. 717 in the Green
    Day 4: 12/29: 137.2 - Back on track at least until NYE. 302 in the Green
    Day 5: 12/30: 137.5 - Hiccup yesterday, some sad news and went off a bit. 791 in the Green
    Day 6: 12/31: 138.3 - That is the highest that I have weighed in awhile. Not going to overdo it tonight, but I will have some Champagne and something delicious to eat. 384 in the Green
    Day 7: 01/01: 138.4 - I had Ribs, it might catch up more. I have had lots of activity, but also ate more than usual. 111 in the Green
    Day 8: 01/02: 137.2 - Now to get rid of the holiday eating. 624 in the Green

    2nd Week Goal Weight:
    2nd Week Actual Weight: 137.2 - i see that I didn't set a goal weight for this week!
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 3490 - So close to a pound worth
    Day 9: Sun, 1/3: 136.1 - A bunch of water loss yesterday. I remained very active throughout the holidays even though I upped my consumption. Very happy to see this number, it motivates me. 417 in the Green
    Day 10: Mon, 1/4: 135.9 - Going to do my measurements today. an astounding 1278 in the Green
    Day 11: Tues, 1/5: 135.4 - Many workouts yesterday, and back to healthier eating. A scale drop always motivates me to be "good". We all fight so hard for each pound, too easy to backslide and undo the hard work. 1354 in the Green
    Day 12: Wed, 1/6: 135.5 - Very long work day and a very late dinner. Burned lots of calories and didn't eat them back, hoping that shows up in a day or two. 1190 in the Green
    Day 13: Thurs, 1/7: 134.8 - New low : - ) All of this calorie burning is showing up on the scale. Work alone was 20,000 steps yesterday on top of my daily workout. 506 in the Green
    Day 14: Fri, 1/8: 134.1 - Lowest so far in many many years. Hoping to keep this going. 620 in the Green
    Day 15: Sat, 1/9: 135.1 - Kind of bad choices yesterday, but I touched that 134.1 once so I know that I can get back there. 721 in the Green
    3rd Week Goal Weight: 135.1
    3rd Week Actual Weight: 135.1
    Excess Calories left over in the Green - 6086, should have lost more than a pound, and did.

    Week 4:

    Day 16: 1/10: 137.4 - Wow, almost back up to Day 1 weight for some reason. Hoping that this is just a fluctuation. I have been on track except for Friday (which obviously caught up to me just now), but even then I was under calorie goals due to activity. 831 in the Green
    Day 17: 1/11: 137.4 - Got in lots of activity yesterday because I was planning on a huge steak and prawns for dinner. This will fuel my body for days to come, but I want to get this number back down. 663 in the Green
    Day 18: 1/12: 136.1 - Better, still 1 pound up from last week. 668 in the Green
    Day 19: 1/13: 136.5 - I'm okay with this, but hope to get closer to last week's EW. 558 in the Green
    Day 20: 1/14: 135.8 - Sticking with the plan. Hoping to be able to leave work and get up to another town's arena for a 1 hour public skate today. 827 in the Green
    Day 21: 1/15: 136.7 - Loads of activity yesterday, but .. Nachos. 410 in the Green
    Day 22: 1/16: 136.5 - So it looks like I lost 1 pound in a month. 452 in the Green

    4th Week Goal Weight: 134.4
    4th Week Actual Weight: 136.5
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 3778 - just enough to lose a pound

    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 137.3 - Ouch, apparently still paying for Friday's nachos. 999 in the Green
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: - 135.8 - Much better. Now to get back to week 2's weights. 705 in the Green
    Day 25: Tues, 1/19: - 135.6 - Got in a few extra Fitness Marshall songs here and there 2 or 3 at a time throughout the day yesterday which added up to a nice calorie burn (and mood lifter) overall. 539 in the Green
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: - 135.5 - I have moved all of my jobs from today to tomorrow. I am going to get out for a nice long walk/hike. Yesterday was incredibly windy with dust blowing everywhere when I tried to leave work for a small walk/break so I didn't spend any time outdoors. I had my 2 year physical early in the morning. Doc was pleased with my weight loss, but still needs me to lose more to bring my blood pressure further down and get me to a healthy body weight for my height. Working on it. Very slow. 526 in the Green
    Day 27: Thurs, 1/21: 135.4 - Always happy to see a drop even if tiny. 368 in the Green
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 136.9 : - ( 472 in the Green
    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 136.4 - 203 in the Green

    5th Week Goal Weight: 135.3
    5th Week Actual Weight: 136.4 - disappointed with this, but know that it is up to me.
    Excess Calories left over in the Green - 3812 - enough to lose 1 pound
    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 138.1 - Argh. Wings last night must have been the culprit. I wasn't over my calories though. 1060 in the Green
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 138.3 - Sodium? Lots of activity yesterday, I feel like the weight will drop back down over the next few days. 762 in the Green
    Day 32: Tues, 1/26: 135.3 - Maybe just being so banged up was causing my body to hold on to weight? Very happy to see this. 703 in the Green
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 135.2 - Very busy work week, prepping my meals ahead of time so that I don't grab something "bad". 799 in the Green
    Day 34: Thurs, 1/28: - 135.2 - Worked a super long day yesterday, I didn't get home until after midnight, but had to eat because I hadn't had anything since the morning. I thought that my weight would reflect the late eating and tiny amount of sleep. Glad that it didn't. 653 in the Green
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: - 135.5 - Looming end of week weigh in always motivates me to be "good" : - ) 844 in the Green
    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 134.8 - Going to try not to blow it today. 440 in the Green
    6th Week Goal Weight: 134.5
    6th Week Actual Weight: 134.8 - Close
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 5261- enough to lose a pound

    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 136.9 - Ouch and TMI - 907 in the Green
    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 137.5 - Another TMI uptick, expecting a woosh over the next few days. 562 in the Green
    Day 39: Tues, 2/2: 137.1 - Can't say that I am not disappointed to be so close to my start weight 39 days ago. Mind you I haven't been out on my trail walks in well over a week so that is probably making a difference (melting here, so water on top of ice, not going) 729 in the Green
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 135.9 - I touched the 134.1 in the last 100, but I was outside lots. Missing the trails indeed. 577 in the Green
    Day 41: Thurs, 2/4: 136.3 - MFP has been suggesting the 120s for 4 months now (if every day was like today) but it still feels far off. 966 in the Green
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 134.8 - So much better. I got out of the Obese Zone in September, working towards getting out of the Overweight Zone some day.
    Day 43: Sat: 2/6: 135.8 - Oh well, I will keep working at it. 678 in the Green

    7th Week Goal Weight: 134.9
    7th Week Actual Weight: 135.8
    Excess Calories left over in the Green - 4949 - More than enough to lose a pound.


    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 136.1 - Like a yo-yo. 193 in the Green
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 137.5 - Superbowl no-nos yesterday. 915 in the Green
    Day 46: Tues, 2/9: 137.2 - Working hard to get it back down. 862 in the Green
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 134.4 - Whew. Too hard fought to blow it. 489 in the Green
    Day 48: Thurs, 2/11: 134.2 - 383 in the Green
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 134.3 - I got to skate yesterday. I burned a lot of calories between that, workouts, and pedometer (1198) but ate more too. Going to eat light today. 661 in the Green
    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 135.5 - Argh, no reason for a gain today after 3 days in the "4s". 817 in the Green

    8th Week Goal Weight: 134.1 - I just keep plugging in these goal numbers, I hit this number in week 2. Either wishful thinking or something to work towards.
    8th Week Actual Weight: 135.5 - I actually was on a good track to make my goal.
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 4320 - enough to lose a pound
    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 135.6 - Hoping that the weather goes back to "normal" soon, outdoor activity tends to lose me more weight than indoor for some reason. Perhaps it is a chemical that only gets produced outside? 1144 calories in the Red.
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 136.3 - This will go up more, I had Ribs yesterday, so this choice will lead to the expected results. Glad that I stop myself from having them once per week like I used to. MFP says that I would be 144 pounds in 5 weeks if every day were like that. I have to keep with the calorie intake/burn in which MFP says that I will be 123 in 5 weeks if I eat like that every day. I had an entire day of calories extra yesterday, that will take a while to undo. I will work out extra today and eat frequently and light to try to mitigate it. 841 in the Green
    Day 53: Tues, 2/16: 135.3 - That is the quickest that I have bounced back from Ribs. It was a holiday yesterday though, so I had time for lots of workouts. Or maybe my body went into fat burning overdrive from the excessive calories the day before. 725 in the Green
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: 134.8 - I have been working out and eating well since the Ribs. I have now made up for that day in the "Red" and am moving forward. Once in awhile "treat" takes a while to get back off. 717 in the Green
    Day 55: Thurs, 2/18: 134.4 - Worried about our friends in Texas with this climate change weather whip. 911 in the Green
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 133.3 - New low. I have been working my tail off this entire week to try to mitigate my overage from Ribs consumption. I have a nice steak and prawns for tonight's dinner, so will definitely need to get a bunch of activity in before that. 493 in the Green
    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 133.5 - Not too bad after my huge bacon wrapped beef tenderloin steak last night. Pizza and drinks tonight though...138 in the Green

    9th Week Goal Weight: 134.1 - I guess that I will just keep plugging this number in until I hit it again. Hit it in week 2, so maybe this week if I can stay "good".
    9th Week Actual Weight: 133.5
    Excess Calories left over in the Green: 2681 - Not enough to lose a pound, but I had excess of that every other week so lost some weight
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 136.0 - Pizza, beer, and copious amounts of water after from the salty bacon/ham and stuff pizza yesterday. I will get lots of activity in today. 965 in the Green
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 136.9 - I really feel like this is temporary, I expected to see a drop this morning. 1007 in the Green
    Day 60: Tues, 2/23: 136.6 - Very active yesterday, had hoped to see a drop. Maybe tomorrow. 258 in the Green
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 135.5 - Meal prep is done. Going to get a bunch of small workouts in today here and there. 997 in the Green
    Day 62: Thurs, 2/25: 135.1 - 2 more weigh days left of this week.
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26: 135.1- Got up to another town for a public skating time slot yesterday. Hoping to see a nice number tomorrow.
    Day 64: Sat, 2/27:

    10th Week Goal Weight: 133.9 - seems ambitious, but after hitting 133.3 I feel like I can achieve it.
    10th Week Actual Weight:
    Excess Calories left over in the Green:

    Challenge Starting Weight: 137.7
    Challenge Goal: 127.7
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,981 Member Member Posts: 3,981 Member
    @Lilylady3k

    Sorry to hear about some of your garden. Maybe while you are away at camp it will perk up a little. Crossing my fingers for your Azaleas. Pansies like it cold, plus they were covered.

    I can't grow Pansies here very well, they only last a very short time because it gets very hot where I live. I hate to plant them, see them die, and then need to start something else in their spaces.
    I mostly grow veggies, berries, and herbs in my back yard, with a few potted petunias scattered around.
    I have bearded Irises and a few other flowers in my front yard. I love crimson lace dianthus.
    I am going for black hollyhocks and sunflowers down the outside of my fence on the other side.
    This is the time of year when my spinach generally comes up.

    Really glad that you have all gotten your second shots now.
    Enjoy your time at camp.
  • ChalmationChalmation Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    Challenge SW: 168.2 (Jan 15)
    Challenge GW: 157.2

    Day 22: Sat, 1/16: 167.4
    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 168.2
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: 167.2
    Day 25: Tue, 1/19: 168
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: 167.2
    Day 27: Thu, 1/21: 167.2
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 167.2
    Week 4 Loss: -1

    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 166
    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 167
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 166.4
    Day 32: Tue, 1/26: 166.4
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 165.8
    Day 34: Thu, 1/28: 165.2
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: 165
    Week 5 Loss: -2.2

    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 165.8
    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 165
    January Loss: -3.2

    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 163.8
    Day 39: Tue, 2/2: 163.6
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 164.6
    Day 41: Thu, 2/4: 164
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 163.6
    Week 6 Loss: -1.4

    Day 43: Sat, 2/6: 164.2
    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 161.8 I don't trust this number, too much of a drop. I expect it to go up tomorrow.
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 161.6 Well, maybe I SHOULD trust it haha. That was a big drop tho. I did start taking diabetes medication Saturday. I wonder if that caused the drop.
    Day 46: Tue, 2/9: 161.2
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 161.6
    Day 48: Thu, 2/11: 161.2
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 160
    Week 7 Loss: -3.6

    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 160
    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 159.6
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 159.6
    Day 53: Tue, 2/16: 159.8
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: 161 Went over calories yesterday
    Day 55: Thu, 2/18: 160.6
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 158.2
    Week 8 Loss: -1.8

    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 158.8
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 158.4 Was worried this would be higher. Had Texas Roadhouse for lunch yesterday. Stayed within my calories but oh my the sodium!!
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 158.4
    Day 60: Tue, 2/23: 157.8
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 158
    Day 62: Thu, 2/25: 158
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26: 157.6
    Week 9 Loss: -0.6

    I have been losing at a pretty quick rate since I've been back at this, so I was expecting it to slow down soon. I'm almost at my goal for this challenge.
  • BeautyofdreamsBeautyofdreams Member Posts: 684 Member Member Posts: 684 Member
    MFP Starting Weight: 223.4
    100 Day Starting Weight: 161.8

    Day 37: Sun. 1/31: 154.2
    Day 38: Mon. 2/01: 154.3 foot surgery today. Will be off my feet until the 9th.
    Day 39: Tues. 2/03: 153.7
    Day 40: Wed. 2/04: 153.7
    Day 41: Thurs. 2/05: 154.5 Water weight from salty carryout?
    Day 42: Fri. 2/06 153.8
    Day 43: Sat. 2/07 154.1

    7th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    7th Week Actual Weight: 154.1

    Day 44: Sun. 2/8: 151.9
    Day 45: Mon. 2/9: 153.0
    Day 46: Wed. 2/10: 153.0
    Day 47: Thurs. 2/11:153.0
    Day 48: Fri. 2/12: 152.4 High Carb Large supper.
    Day 49: Sat. 2/13: 153.6

    8th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    8th Week Actual Weight Loss:-1.7

    Day 50: Sun. 2/14: 152.7
    Day 51: Mon. 2/15: 151.8
    Day 52: Tues. 2/16: 151.1 ate Oriental shrimp & vegetables 2x today.
    Day 53: Wed. 2/17: 151.9
    Day 54: Thurs. 2/18: 153.0
    Day 55: Fri. 2/19: 152.4
    Day 56: Sat. 2/20: 151.5

    9th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    9th Week Actual Weight Loss:1.6

    Day 57: Sun. 2/21: 152.1
    Day 58: Mon. 2/22: 150.8
    Day 59: Tues. 2/23: 150.7
    Day 60: Wed. 2/24: 150.9
    Day 61: Thurs. 2/25: 152.2
    Day 62: Fri. 2/26: 149.7
    Day 63: Sat. 2/27:

    10th Week Goal Weight: N/A
    10th Week Actual Weight Loss:

    Challenge total weight loss: 12.1lbs.
    Total weight lost to date: 72.7 lbs.

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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,435 Member Member Posts: 4,435 Member
    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ December 26, 2020 thru April 4, 2021
    My Name is Donna, Age 60. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA

    “We will encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~Maya Angelou

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    Day 01 – 12/26 …..205.4…..My family Christmas dinner is on Sunday (tomorrow). I expect to see an increase. Good luck everyone this round.
    Day 02 – 12/27 …..203.2…..A nice big Whoosh. I cut back yesterday in anticipation for my very large Christmas Dinner and party today. I expect the scale will be up tomorrow, but I will be a good girl in the days following.
    Day 03 – 12/28 …..205.2…..Dinner was salty and fatty but delicious. I’ve got my work cut out for me.
    Day 04[/ b] – 12/29 …..206.0….. It had to be the over-abundance of wine. Perhaps dinner catching up a little with me too from 2 days ago?
    Day 05 - 12/30 …..206.0….. Poured out the wine and chose Chinese instead. Gave away the last of the goodies too. I will have the other half of the Chinese today.
    Day 06 – 12/31 …..207.0….. Expecting alcohol tonight but I will keep the food in check! Had the last of the Chinese food yesterday.

    Weight Loss in December……………….. 1.6 lb GAIN.
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..1.6 LB GAIN


    Day 07 – 01/01 …..207.8….. Ouch! Chinese catching up? My late December Christmas dinner showing up? Perhaps. But then there were the buckeye balls brought over yesterday. The rest will go to my grandchildren that are visiting today.
    Day 08 – 01/02 …..208.1….. Travel today and tomorrow.
    Day 09 – 01/03 …..207.1….. Not sure I understand the fluctuations. It should have been yesterdays higher number or even higher after travel and restaurant food. Likely water retention released? More travel today.
    Day 10 – 01/04 …..207.4.….. Travel day cancelled yesterday. That allowed me to reach my 10,000 steps. However, my dinner wasn’t until 3:30 a.m. so that did not help the 9:00 a.m. weigh-in.
    Day 11 – 01/05 …..207.0….. I will have lots of company today as I’ve called in the troops to help me un-decorate and store my Christmas décor. I’m not sure how my meals will go – probably a very late dinner again, but I will get in lots of movement I hope.
    Day 12 – 01/06 …..207.2…..A normal fluctuation. Worked on taking down my Christmas stuff today with the help of one of my handymen. A long day.
    Day 13 – 01/07 …..207.2….. Drank milk. It always bloats me. Meals were good.
    Day 14 – 01/08 …..207.0….. Better portion control. @dawnbgethealthy WAY TO GO GIRL!!!! YOU ARE SLAYING IT!!!!
    Day 15 – 01/09 …..208.6….. Well-planned meals but milk seems to bloat me and kill my progress. I’m going back to a small amount of Fairlife. No more real milk, even when it’s lowfat!!!!
    Day 16 – 01/10 …..208.6….. Kept calories good again yesterday and avoided milk. Meals very late as a friend stopped by without notice until 11:00 p.m. That may explain it along with no TMI x 2 days now. My big worry coming up is the remodel we will likely be starting later this week in one of the bathrooms. It is friends and family helping and my meals will be interrupted greatly forcing late meals on the regular. It will be too many to feed and I just can’t eat in front of anyone. There will be many projects this year. I’ve got to figure it all out.
    Day 17 - 01/11 …..207.0….. Whoosh. Bathroom duty was better. A wretched night last night filled with personal family turmoil. Bad sleep. Traveled today while so unrested, so we will see what tomorrow holds.
    Day 18 – 01/12 …..207.0….. I am very happy to see no gain after travel. I chalk it up to falling asleep early causing all my meals to be earlier. However, sometimes it shows up a couple of days later so I will be watching and tracking the patterns.
    Day 19 – 01/13 …..207.2….. A tiny fluctuation. I managed to increase my steps yesterday but I had to work for it. I added a two mile indoor walk to get me over the hump.
    Day 20 – 01/14 …..207.0….. Movie night last night. A very good low cal/low carb planned dinner but the snacks were off-target. I’ll eat better today but not much movement. Feeling tired…..
    Day 21 – 01/15 …..xxxxx….. No chance to weigh today. A friend woke me up banging on door. Yesterday was good but last night I had too many bad snacks.
    Day 22 – 01/16 …..207.0….. A complete rest day yesterday. In bed at 6:45 pm to watch TV until 3:00 am. Slept in this morning to get more sleep than I’ve gotten in months. Over 6 hours which is AMAZING for me. I usually just don’t seem to need more than about 4.5 hours. Maybe retirement will change my sleeping patterns for the better! Going for a 6 for tomorrow’s numbers!
    Day 23 – 01/17 …..206.8…..Finally a 6! Barely, but finally!
    Day 24 – 01/18 …..206.2….. 3 meals instead of 2 yesterday but no snacks. Finally TMI (bathroom duty). It helped. Now I am going to push for a 5.
    Day 25 – 01/19 …..205.6…..Yay! The meals still aren’t perfect but I am focusing on at least a 12/12 IF and a “very diet” dinner in a small quantity. I am still eating very late, but better. Focusing on sleep. Phone woke me up at 5 hours & 5 minutes today. I forgot to mute it. Still better than usual but I would have slept a bit more otherwise. I feel my body fighting me a bit. I woke up starving. I am listening to the cues. I had a bit of an early breakfast. I will keep my dinner light.
    Day 26 – 01/20 …..205.2….. Moving right along and hoping to keep it up! This puts me back to just below my starting weight. Now, to get busy!
    Day 27 – 01/21 …..205.4….. Just a small fluctuation. Yesterday was pretty busy. Ended up with OMAD and low calorie but not much exercise or movement. Lots of water though! I am still feeling happy and strong!
    Day 28 – 01/22 …..205.2…..
    Day 29 – 01/23 …..206.2….. I cooked a beautiful low calorie and low carb meal for my friend yesterday. Day was going great. Then……late night snack monster reared his ugly head. Pop-tarts and milk. It wasn’t worth a full pound gain by any stretch of the imagination. I will try to extra-tweak today to make up for it so that pound doesn’t stick around.
    Day 30 – 01/24 …..208.2….. This is not the way to get to Onederland. It’s not even the scenic route. Turning this train around so I can go in the right direction. Lost my way.
    Day 31 – 01/25 …..207.0….. I wish I could take credit for doing something wildly healthier and different but I can’t. Scale shot up yesterday more than expected and shot down today more than expected. Strange. I seriously don’t think, based on what I ate, that it was fluid retention so I am baffled but happy this morning to see a bit of a correction.
    Day 32 – 01/26 …..206.6….. I hope to make better choices today.
    Day 33 – 01/27 …..207.6….. I need potty duty and more exercise, both of which is proving impossible.
    Day 34 – 01/28 …..207.0….. Better….
    Day 35 – 01/29 …..207.6….. Back down on hands and knees scrubbing carpets in my new home. Previous owners were extremely heavy smokers and very old so the entire house (all 3 floors) has not been thoroughally cleaned in YEARS! One room has blue carpet which appeared to be 100% completely green until I hand cleaned it then went over with shampooer. Doing around the edges where the shampooer struggles to reach is the hardest but I’m getting it done. With the process I’m using, each room takes 6 days so this will be going on for months. It is my winter project because spring holds so many things to be done! So I am burning the calories, for sure, but not getting in many actual steps. I just hope for continued progress in my journey as well as in my home.
    Day 36 – 01/30 …..206.4….. The last of the chinese food today.
    Day 37 – 01/31 …..207.6….. Hello Chinese Food aftermath. I guess I deserve this.

    Weight Loss in January……………….. 0.6 GAIN (from the December 31st weight)
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..0.6 GAIN

    Day 38 – 02/01 …..207.6….. No change yet. Staying hopeful.
    Day 39 – 02/02 …..207.6….. Banana nut bread snack. That gets you nowhere.
    Day 40 – 02/03 …..208.8……Epic failure. I finished the banana nut bread. Bathroom remodel starts today which will make cooking difficult. I must be creative in my eating choices and be willing to cook later when I am so tired. I am still working on carpets. It will be awhile before I can breathe easy.
    Day 41 – 02/04 …..xxxxx…… Woke up running and actually forgot to weigh.
    Day 42 – 02/05 …..208.6….. Okay, let’s try this again!
    Day 43 – 02/06 …..207.2….. I can’t quite pat myself on the back. The day ended in lower calorie overall but the choices of quick frozen food was questionable. Not very healthy.
    Day 44 – 02/07 …..207.7….. Pizza with DD and DGS which is a rare occasion these days, especially with the pandemic. No formal exercise except chasing the 3 yr old up & down the stairs most of the evening! Back on track today.
    Day 45 – 02/08 …..207.4….. Better.
    Day 46 – 02/09 …..206.6….. I am expecting a high-sodium dinner so I am being extra careful today and will be drinking plenty of water.
    Day 47 – 02/10 …..207.2….. Hello Sodium! Traveling today too. Oh boy!
    Day 48 – 02/11 …..206.8….. Nearly ½ pound down after travel? I’m suspicious this is going to sneak up on me tomorrow since it hid today. We shall see. Keeping the faith…..
    Day 49 – 02/12 …..206.0….. Didn’t expect to see lower today honestly. Lots of water shed yesterday. Maybe I’ve lost that high sodium day.
    Day 50 – 02/13 …..206.0….. I am grateful for no change. I ate great healthy meals yesterday and then binged on snacks. And I do mean BINGE!!!!! I will be extra careful today to help make up for my bad choices last night.
    Day 51 – 02/14 …..206.4….. I have gained exactly 1 pound since the start of this challenge. Very disappointed! I did an experiment. I added up all the weight loss from day-to-day since Jan 1, 2020 to see how much weight I had lost because I knew I was losing the same pounds over and over. I have lost 103.8 pounds! However, my scale is showing a gain of 12.4 lbs during the same timeframe. Talk about self-sabotage! Something has to change!
    Day 52 – 02/15 …..208.8….. One meal yesterday. This is frustrating and very unfair.
    Day 53 – 02/16 …..207.2….. Weight coming back down. Grateful where I can be.
    Day 54 – 02/17 …..204.6….. Sodium likely gone. Great food choices yesterday. No exercise due to work crew. They are here again today.
    Day 55 – 02/18 …..204.4….. Very little sleep and some late night hunger so I am happy for this small drop on the scale.
    Day 56 – 02/19 …..204.8….. Good diet yesterday but very very little movement. On the computer most of the day with tax prep. Today is day 3 with no TMI so I think that contributes. Still no word of vaccine in my little town. They are still on the very first group here – Group 1A for medical personnel. We don’t have many medical personnel in our town so it is a lack of the vaccine itself. I just want to get this over with! I am group 1C due to diabetes and cancer remission.
    Day 57 – 02/20 …..205.0…..
    Day 58 – 02/21 …..205.0….. Grateful to have the same numbers glaring at me from the scale. My calories were okay yesterday but OMGosh on the choices I made. Horrid, Horrid little girl I was! Absolutely nothing fueling or replenishing about what I stuck in my pie-hole. That makes me feel gluttonous and (almost) childlike. I was a limited thinker yesterday. Today I will ponder before I put my greedy little fingers upon anything!
    Day 59 – 02/22 …..207.2….. I had a bowl of ice cream instead of lunch. I guess my body knows the difference and punished me. Nutrition matters.
    Day 60 – 02/23 …..207.2…… I refuse to spend 100 days making more better choices than not, move movement than not, more sacrifices than not and end up in a higher weight than when I started! I am expecting Chinese tonight (and leftovers tomorrow) for dinner. Pushing water. Skipping lunch. Diet alone isn’t doing it though. I need more movement and there is absolutely zero privacy here during this remodel. (And more remodeling coming.) I’m so tired at night but I have to fit something in!
    Day 61 – 02/24 .….207.5…… Chinese leftovers today so I don’t expect to see anything very nice or friendly on the scale tomorrow.
    Day 62 – 02/25 …..207.5…… Thankful that the leftovers didn’t kill my scales or my spirit. Using the stairs………..
    Day 63 – 02/26 …..207.2…… Yay, I put that Chinese behind me (which was a tasty treat) and had a low calorie dinner yesterday. I walked the steps but found I could only do it once at a time (very steep and I am out of shape). That is okay because I can just do it more often and build up my strength. Love the idea!
    Day 64 – 02/27 …..xxxxx……
    Day 65 – 02/28 …..xxxxx……

    Weight Loss in February……………….. xxxxx
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..xxxxx

    Day 66 – 03/01 …..xxxxx……
    Day 67 – 03/02 …..xxxxx……
    Day 68 – 03/03 …..xxxxx……
    Day 69 – 03/04 …..xxxxx……
    Day 70 – 03/05 …..xxxxx……
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    Day 92 – 03/27 …..xxxxx……
    Day 93 – 03/28 …..xxxxx……
    Day 94 – 03/29 …..xxxxx……
    Day 95 – 03/30 …..xxxxx……
    Day 96 – 03/31 …..xxxxx……

    Weight Loss in March……………….. xxxxx
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss…..xxxxx


    Day 97 – 04/01 …..xxxxx……
    Day 98 – 04/02 …..xxxxx……
    Day 99 – 04/03 …..xxxxx……
    Day 100 – 04/04 (Final Weight In)……xxxxx……

    Challenge Starting Weight: 205.4
    Challenge Goal: 195.4
    Challenge Ending Weight: xxxxx
    Total Weight Loss for Challenge: xxxxx

  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 16,943 Member Member Posts: 16,943 Member
    Let's see if removing my exercise will let this post w/o needing someones approval...

    I'm in. I'm Chris. I live in northern California.

    Female, Age 70, 5'5"

    Highest Weight: 192.2
    Challenge Starting Weight: 145.2
    Challenge Goal: 135
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    Day 01 - 12/26: 145.2 at 7:20 a.m.
    1st Week Goal Weight:

    Day 02 - 12/27: 145.8 at 7:30 a.m.
    Day 03 - 12/28: 144.6 at 8:30 a.m.
    Day 04 - 12/29: 144.6 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 05 - 12/30: 144.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 06 - 12/31: 144.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 07 - 01/01: 144.6 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 08 - 01/02: 144.0 at 7:30 a.m.
    2nd Week Weight : -1.8 pounds

    Day 09 - 01/03 - 144.6 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 10 - 01/04 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 11 - 01/05 - 144.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 12 - 01/06 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 13 - 01/07 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 14 - 01/08 - 145.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 15 - 01/09 - 144.6 at 8:00 a.m.
    3rd Week Weight :0000

    Day 16 – 01/10 - 145.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    Day 17 - 01/11 - 145.4 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 18 – 01/12 - 144.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 19 – 01/13 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 20 – 01/14 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 21 – 01/15 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 22 – 01/16 - 144.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    4th Week Weight : -1.6

    Day 23 – 01/17 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 24 – 01/18 - 144.2 at 8:00 a.m.
    Day 25 – 01/19 - 144.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 26 – 01/20 - 144.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 27 – 01/21 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 28 – 01/22 - 145.2 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 29 – 01/23 - 143.6 at 7:30 a.m.
    5th Week Weight: -1.4

    Day 30 – 01/24 - 142.6 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 31 – 01/25 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 32 – 01/26 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 33 – 01/27 - 143.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 34 – 01/28 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 35 – 01/29 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 36 – 01/30 - 143.6 at 7:15 a.m.
    Day 37 – 01/31 - 143.0 at 7:30 a.m.
    6th Week Weight: ha!

    Weight Loss in January -1.6
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss -1.6

    Day 38 – 02/01 - 143.4 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 39 – 02/02 - 143.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 40 – 02/03 - 143.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 41 – 02/04 - 143.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 42 – 02/05 - 147.2 at 5:00 a.m. ...I don't think so...
    Day 43 – 02/06 - 144.6 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 44 – 02/07 - 143.2 at 6:00 a.m. ...Supper Bowl party this afternoon...Oh, man!!
    7th Week Weight: hahahahah!

    Day 45 – 02/08 - 144.0 at 8:00 a.m. ...Total Rest Day...Super Bowl Chow Down last night...sweet & salty!!
    Day 46 – 02/09 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m. ...then I ate a bunch of peanut butter and graham crackers!!!
    Day 47 – 02/10 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 48 – 02/11 - 145.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 49 – 02/12 - 144.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...pb and grahams today!
    Day 50 – 02/13 - 144.2 at 7:45 a.m.
    Day 51 – 02/14 - 144.2 at 7:45 a.m.
    8th Week Weight: again...hahahahahahah!

    Day 52 – 02/15 - 148.0 at 6:30 a.m. ...man! I sure hope not!!
    Day 53 – 02/16 - 146.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...better but still...
    Day 54 – 02/17 - 145.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 55 – 02/18 - 145.8 at 6:00 a.m.
    Day 56 – 02/19 - 144.4 at 6:00 a.m. ...maybe??
    Day 57 – 02/20 - 145.4 at 7:30 a.m.
    Day 58 – 02/21 - 145.0 at 7:15 a.m.
    9th Week Weight: ... -3.0 pounds

    Day 59 – 02/22 - 145.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 60 – 02/23 - 145.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 61 – 02/24 - 145.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    Day 62 – 02/25 - 143.6 at 5:30 a.m. ...maybe??
    Day 63 – 02/26 - 145.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...nopey, nope
    Day 64 – 02/27 -
    Day 65 – 02/28 -
    10th Week Weight
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member
    100 Days of Accountability 12/26-4/4
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    Female, Age 60, 5’3”
    Challenge Starting Weight: 213
    Challenge Goal: <195
    Saturday summary
    * Current Weight 205.7 lowest in February
    * Weight Loss for Challenge: 7.3
    * Total Weight Loss: 39.3

    History & Goals
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.
    2019 SW: 245 BMI 43.4 (1/2/2019) Lost 15 lbs in 2019 then regained 5
    2020 SW: 235 BMI 41.6 (1/1/2020) Then back up to 241 before refocusing in Aug
    2021 SW: 212 BMI 37.6 (1/1/2021)
    UGW: 165 BMI 29.2 Overweight NOT Obese
    🎯 Mini Goals & Weight:
    * 50 lbs lost never to be found: 195
    * Obese stage 1 BMI 34.9: 197
    * Onederland: 199
    * 15%: 208 ✔️
    This Week’s Challenge
    Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 211.9 Walked 3 miles. 2506 cal, 316 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. My weight has gotten out of control. Today I’m going to focus on just one thing … 80 oz water. Then plan to build from there each day this week.
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 211.7 Walk 3 miles. 2045 cal, 136 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Targeting 80 oz water but drank 64 oz water yesterday. Today’s focus low net carbs along with water again.
    Day 60: Tues, 2/23: 211.9 Walk 4 miles. 1778 cal, 45 net carbs, AF. Drank 80 oz water, nailed net carbs. Today I add vitamins on top of getting my 2nd COVID vaccine.
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 209.6 Walk 3.4 + .6 miles. 1550 cal, 61 net carbs, AF. Very rough night … headache, arm sore, chills/shivering, achy all over, little to no sleep. Going to try to push through it today and walk the dog but likely will be back in bed trying to sleep later today.
    Day 62: Thurs, 2/25: 208.1 Walk .6 miles, gardened a little, 1754 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Slept! Long morning & afternoon naps. Think I’m fully recovered. Weight is also shedding those winter storm pounds.
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26: 208.8 @ fishing camp 🎣 No exercise, long drive to camp, 1937 cal, 107 net carbs, 4 glasses wine. Plan to walk, clean the camp house, clean up the plant damage from the freeze, and maybe if I’m lucky fish this afternoon. Mom is getting her COVID vaccine today so I’ll be here to monitor her, cook, etc this weekend. Remembered to bring my scale to the camp!
    Day 64: Sat, 2/27: 207.9 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked .5 + 3.6 miles, deep cleaned camp inside & out, no fishing. Still need to do some gardening. Mom had no symptoms last night after her vaccine. She is just tired.

    10th Week Goal Weight: 208.x (205.x where did you go!?!) Get myself back in control of my life and my weight
    10th Week Actual Weight: 207.9 YES!!!
    I let the winter storm issues really mess up my weight loss success last week. The 205-206 slipped away and I'm back up where I was at the beginning of 2021. Time to turn this boat around.
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.


    Challenge Tracking
    Day 1: Sat, 12/26: 213 Walked 3 miles, brunch & dinner were wonderful but I did not journal. 2 glasses wine. Back to reality starting today!
    1st Week Goal Weight: N/A
    1st Week Actual Weight: N/A

    Day 2: Sun, 12/27: 212.5 Walked 4.4 +2.2 miles, plank, still snacking on cake & cookies arghhhhh. Pizza & 2 glasses wine for dinner.
    Day 3: Mon, 12/28: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.5 miles, plank, 1691 cal, 157 net carbs, 2 bourbon & diet cokes. I forgot the scale!! Guess I’ll have to check in on my mom’s off and on this week.
    Day 4: Tues, 12/29: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 2 miles, Fishing caught a 20” speckled trout & 23” redfish, 1611 cal, 163 net carbs, AF (though lots of temptations)
    Day 5: Wed, 12/30: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 No exercise, fishing & helped mom, 2044 cal, 131 net carbs, 1 bourbon diet coke + 2 wine.
    Day 6: Thurs, 12/31: 213.6 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 2.6 miles, fishing caught nothing, 1359 cal, 83 net carbs 1 bourbon diet coke. Borrowed my mom’s scale.
    Day 7: Fri, 1/1: 211.4 @ fishing camp 🎣 🎉 Walk 3.6 miles, 1684 cal, 115 net carbs, eggnog. Ready for 2021!
    Day 8: Sat, 1/2: DNW @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked .5 miles, plank, fishing caught nothing, 1971 cal, 78 net carbs, toast with 1 small glass champagne.
    2nd Week Goal Weight: < 212
    2nd Week Actual Weight: N/A Returned my mom’s scale since we were leaving out early to return home.

    Day 9: Sun, 1/3: 211.6 Walked 3 miles after 5 hr drive, plank, 1531 cal, 48 net carbs, 2 wine. Time to get back on plan ... saw this number on Dec 15 and it is a relief that it returned after seeing higher numbers during the holidays.
    Day 10: Mon, 1/4: 210.1 Walk 5 miles, plank, 1751 cal, 57 net carbs, AF.
    Jumping up and down!!! Finally see the zero at the end of the number ... I know that numbers on the scale are not the end all but a zero is a happy place to land right now. Can't wait to see the next zero when I hit 200!
    Day 11: Tues, 1/5: 210.0 Walked 3.7 miles in Memorial Park, plank, 1902 cal, 64 net carbs, 1 glass wine.
    Day 12: Wed, 1/6: 210.1 Walked 3 miles, plank, 1735 cal, 27 net carbs, 2 glass wine.
    Day 13: Thurs, 1/7: 211.1 Rain, bike, plank, 1669 cal, 69 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Food tracking is incomplete. Stress eating while TV flicking news channels and putting together 2020 expense reflection for our home budget and retirement planning.
    Day 14: Fri, 1/8: 209.2 Walked 3.4 + .6 miles, plank, gardening, 1281 cal, 29 net carbs, 1 glass wine.
    Day 15: Sat, 1/9: 209.3 Walked 2.2 + 1.4 miles, plank, 1634 cal, 81 net carbs, 2 glasses wine w/ crawfish étouffée over speckled trout & roasted broccoli. I’m not a chocolate person but the Russell Stover - Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mix with Stevia (low net carb but still high calorie) is too tempting and I find I’m snacking on it too much when bored or stressed. I need to break this new habit.

    3rd Week Goal Weight: See the ZERO … 210.anything
    3rd Week Actual Weight: 209.3 Yeah! I saw 210 and whooshed down to 209 and held it for another day 🎯
    NSV of sorts. I woke up this morning because my gown was bunched up at my hip and when laying on my side I could feel my hip hurting. Seems I have much less padding now that I've lost 35 lbs LOL

    Day 16: Sun, 1/10: 210.3 Walked 3 miles, bike, plank, 1873 carbs, 73 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Swoosh the pound is back 🙁
    NSV Took my measurements and I'm 3" smaller in bust & hips and 2" smaller in the waist so I dug into my drawer and found a favorite old pair of pajamas bottoms to try on and they fit!!!
    Day 17: Mon, 1/11: 210.0 Walked .25 miles rain, plank, 1969 cal, 88 net carbs, 1 glass wine. Too much chocolate and lots of canned & frozen meals today.
    Day 18: Tues, 1/12: 210.5 Walk 1.4 miles, bike, plank, 1184 cal, 75 net carbs, AF. I believe the stirfry with soy sauce that made me thirsty for water last night is cause for the bump.
    Day 19: Wed, 1/13: 209.5 Walked 2.4 miles, plank, 1600 cal, 98 net carbs, 1.5 glasses of wine. Happy to see the 209 again from last mid week. Now to hang on to it over a weekend!
    Day 20: Thurs, 1/14: 209.1 Walked 3.9 + 2.9 miles, plank, 1005 cal, 43 net carbs, AF.
    Day 21: Fri, 1/15: 207.9 Walked 2.5 + .5 miles, plank, 1473 cal, 17 net carbs, 1 glass wine. Unexpected dinner out Brandini’s lettuce wrap burger, no fries & Paco y Lola Albarino (dry white wine). Today’s calories are a result of still too much sugar free choc habit.
    Nightly plank routine is so funny! DH & I on the floor with our standard poodle joining us for a plank minute break! All of us are enjoying it.
    Day 22: Sat, 1/16: 209.3 Walk 3.3 + .6 miles, ⁉️1926 cal, 🔺116 net carbs, 1 glass wine. Palazzo’s bread sticks & pizza and Blue Bell Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream did damage obviously.

    4th Week Goal Weight: 208.x Shooting for my 15% goal
    4th Week Actual Weight: 209.3 I let it slip away from me.

    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 209.6 Hike 1.8 miles in Austin, 1195 cal, 53 net carbs, AF. Not enough water and not sure I believe the calculations on my food today.
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: 208.6 Plank, yard work, cleaning attic, 2008 cal, 65 net carbs, 2 glasses wine + 2 rum & 7up.
    Day 25: Tues, 1/19: 209.1 Walked 3 miles, plank, 1967 cal, 41 net carbs, AF.
    NSV: Purged my closet of size 20 pants! ✔️ Shopping in my closets I found I have two times the number of pants and capris size 18 that fit now!!!! Whooohoo!
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: 208.4 Walked 3.7 + 1.2 miles, plank, 1707 cal, 46 net carbs, 2 glasses wine.
    Day 27: Thurs, 1/21: 207.7 Walked 3 miles, bike, plank, 1533 cal, 125 net carbs, AF. 2nd time I’ve seen 207 at the end of the week. Can I make it stick?
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 209.6 Walked 2.5 miles, bike, plank, 1424 cal, 95 net carbs, AF. Whoa way up! Pasta for lunch & pizza for dinner is not carb friendly.
    NSV: Actually tucked my shirt into my jeans & wore a belt out this evening.
    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 209.6 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.6 miles, 1849 cal, 138 net carbs, 1 bourbon & 7up. Walked after long car ride. Snacking did me in. Brought my scale to the camp!

    5th Week Goal Weight: 208.x Shooting for my 15% goal
    Dipped down last week to 207.9. This time I need to make it stick
    5th Week Actual Weight: 209.6 Well darn! I saw suck great numbers this week then I let my cravings get the better of me.

    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 209.3 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.6 miles, fishing, 1705 cal, 82 net carbs, 2 rum & diet coke.
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 210.3 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walked 3.6 miles, plank, fishing, 1942 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 vodka & diet tonic. WAKE UP!!! You are headed in the wrong direction. Giving in to old habits. :( Quit eating all those chips, crackers, candy & more carbs in the form of waffles at breakfast, rice at lunch and more rice at dinner and skip happy hour (stick to water).
    Day 32: Tues, 1/26: 209.3 @ fishing camp 🎣 Walk 2 miles, plank, fishing, 1356 cal, 36 net carbs, 1 rum & diet coke.
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 209.7 Walked 1.3 miles, 2502 cal, 124 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Long drive home in the morning and then I was in a funk, depressed, gloomy for the rest of the afternoon. Basically threw in the towel with McDonalds for breakfast, Popeyes for lunch, and rice & gravy at dinner. Today is a new day!
    Day 34: Thurs, 1/28: 208.0 Walked 4 + 2.4 miles, plank, 1708 cal, 68 net carbs, AF.
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: 209.2 Walked 2.5 miles, 2098 cal, 89 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. DH & I got our first COVID vaccine shots! Afterwards BBQ turkey & sausage with roasted cauliflower and green beans for lunch expecting small dinner at home. Instead pasta @ my sisters with wine.
    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 208.7 Walked 1.2 + 1.3 miles, 1856 cal, 108 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. DD brought us King Cake from a New Orleans bakery that her husband’s aunt gave them. DH & DD wanted chicken tetrazzini and of course I made my old recipe full of carbs but did serve it with roasted broccoli and NO french bread. Dull headache from the COVID vaccine that is just under the surface.

    6th Week Goal Weight: 208.x Shooting for my 15% goal
    Seen 207.x two weeks in a row and seem to blow it on the weekends rising back up to 209.x by Sat. This week will be different!
    6th Week Actual Weight: 208.7
    I’m too comfortable in my clothes and enjoying shopping in my closet. I need to push through this mental stall and giving in to all the high calorie high carb suggestions from DH, my sister, and kids.

    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 208.6 Walked 3 miles, plank, 1813 cal, 110 net carbs, AF. Pasta again plus snacking on pita chips & humus.
    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 207.2 Walked 3 miles, plank, 2054 cal, 54 net carbs, 2 glasses wine.
    Day 39: Tues, 2/2: 207.4 Walked 2.4 + .6 miles, plank, 1324 cal, 33 net carbs, AF. New challenge … no more sugar free chocolate as a snack in February! I’ve gotten addicted and I really never cared much for chocolate LOL
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 207.0 Walked 3.3 + .6 miles, plank, 1554 cal, 24 net carbs, AF. [/b]
    Day 41: Thurs, 2/4: 205.9 Walked 3.6 + .6 miles, plank, 1343 cal, 34 net carbs, AF. Swoosh!
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 206.7 Walk 2.8 + 1.7 miles, plank, 1448 cal, 45 net carbs, AF. Bye bye leftover pasta from last weekend’s indulgence - chicken tetrazzini will no longer derail me!
    Day 43: Sat: 2/6: 205.7 No exercise, shopping instead, 1345 cal, 57 net carbs, 2 glasses of wine. Lunch at Local Foods ate my favorite yummy Crunchy Chicken sandwich (oven roasted chicken breast, nut-seed crumble, crushed chips, lettuce, tomato, house pickles, provolone, buttermilk ranch, pretzel bun) with homemade chips and grapefruit as sides. But I ate only half which helped! That took willpower!

    7th Week Goal Weight: 207.x Getting back on track for 2021!
    7th Week Actual Weight: 205.7 YEAH!!! No chocolate sugar free candy, 4 days alcohol free and keeping my net carbs low is paying off!

    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 206.9 No exercise, shopping with DH @ C&W Meat for alligator sausage, Houston Dairymaids for cheese, SPECS for wine, Penzeys for spices, 1723 cal, 132 net carbs, 2 glasses of wine. Lunch at La Lucha's outside patio pharmacy burger & fries and then simple dinner.
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 206.3 Walked 3.2 miles, plank, 1797 cal, 26 net carbs, 2 glasses of wine. Kids over for lunch instead of our usual evening Super Bowl party. Quiet evening with DH after a nice long walk.
    Day 46: Tues, 2/9: 207.0 Walk 1.4 + 1.2 miles, 1504 cal, 79 net carbs, AF. Yummy fried fish.
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 206.6 Walk 2.4 + .6 miles, 1436 cal, 78 net carbs, AF. Still eating lots of carbs :( Need to break the habit of snacking on chips … oh and a heaping serving of rich mashed potatoes at dinner.
    Day 48: Thurs, 2/11: 206.8 Walk 1 miles, 1362 cal, 100 net carbs, AF. Lunch with my sister ... split fried pickles which were really yummy. Then a few grilled shrimp street tacos (baby size). Dinner of leftover homemade chicken enchilada soup (skinny taste) with avocado. Decided no drinks for me which was double hard with DH drinking and reminiscing about his childhood.
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 207.4 Walked .9 miles rain & cold, 2293 cal, 168 net carbs, 3 wine.
    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 209.3 No exercise, up too early then tired all day, snacked, fried chicken for dinner, cooking appetizers for the party. Not sure that the journal is accurate because it is missing items. 2 glasses of wine.
    Went back and cleaned up my food journal included ALL that I remember snacking which was a long list. 2506 cal, 124 net carbs.

    8th Week Goal Weight: 205.x Strive to get the couple I saw last week to stick & go lower
    8th Week Actual Weight: 209.3
    Well that was a complete runaway. The pounds go on much quicker than peeling off.
    This week is an example of what NOT to do to lose weight and how the pounds go up throughout the year if I give up. NOT giving up … this week will be different and the outcome will be in the right direction.

    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 210.2 Walked 3.3 miles. This is how the weight spirals out of control. Fast food lunch, evening party with tons of appetizers & dessert + 3 glasses of wine.
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 209.3 Walked 3.3 miles. Started with breakfast of king cake and continued eating. We have snow on the ground this morning … a rare occurrence here. Today is a new day to make better choices.
    Day 53: Tues, 2/16: DNW Walked 1 mile. 2 glasses wine. Off kilter on journalling.
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: DNW No exercise. 2 glasses wine.
    Day 55: Thurs, 2/18: DNW No exercise. 2 glasses wine.
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 210.2 Walked .9 miles. Winter storms in Texas, infrastructure failures for both electrical and water. House hopping, unplanned meals, stress eating, 2 glasses wine each night. Haven’t journaled for days, exercise routine has vanished and I’m up on the scale. I’m back home. DS, his wife and their dogs were at our house earlier this week until we too lost power. Then moved to my sisters where the water pipe burst. Fixed it. Finally my power is back on so able to move home. DS has power now and we fixed his water pipes so they were able to go home.DD, her husband and dogs are with us now until the water is repaired in their condo building. My mom’s flight was cancelled earlier this week but is rescheduled for Sat. DD & my 2nd vaccine shot yesterday has been postponed so waiting now for new schedule on that front too.
    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 210.2 Walked 2.3 miles. 2228 cal, 76 net carbs. Started eating chocolates and even more carbs. 2 glasses wine + 1 rum & coke.

    9th Week Goal Weight: 206.x Where oh where did it go? Don’t slip up this week and win back the war on gaining weight
    9th Week Actual Weight: 210.2 WOW When I blow it I really go all the way. I need to get my mindset back into a happier place.


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  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,654 Member
    @Lilylady3k

    Sorry to hear about some of your garden. Maybe while you are away at camp it will perk up a little. Crossing my fingers for your Azaleas. Pansies like it cold, plus they were covered.

    I can't grow Pansies here very well, they only last a very short time because it gets very hot where I live. I hate to plant them, see them die, and then need to start something else in their spaces.
    I mostly grow veggies, berries, and herbs in my back yard, with a few potted petunias scattered around.
    I have bearded Irises and a few other flowers in my front yard. I love crimson lace dianthus.
    I am going for black hollyhocks and sunflowers down the outside of my fence on the other side.
    This is the time of year when my spinach generally comes up.

    Really glad that you have all gotten your second shots now.
    Enjoy your time at camp.

    @deepwoodslady - Taking the flights of stairs once on purpose each day is always a good thing! Eventually you'll be more comfortable with more flights at a time. It is the ability to mentally take that break and "do something" for yourself when you are frustrated about all the people in your home (helping to remodel) and not feeling comfortable doing a workout video or outside walk. Taking to the stairs can be your mental & physical break to feel like you are accomplishing something toward your health goals! Congrats on taking that step!

    @dawnbgethealthy - What I couldn't believe is that my cilantro and parsley made it! I threw a beach towel over them LOL
    Love hollyhocks and sunflowers. I've had not luck with the first though in the heat down here. I have a few irises that I weeded out of my garden and now I'm putting them back in. The year around gardening down here with the darn heat most of the year fries most of my plants. Love that you can enjoy your yard in the summer!!
  • ChalmationChalmation Member Posts: 1,155 Member Member Posts: 1,155 Member
    Challenge SW: 168.2 (Jan 15)
    Challenge GW: 157.2

    Day 22: Sat, 1/16: 167.4
    Day 23: Sun, 1/17: 168.2
    Day 24: Mon, 1/18: 167.2
    Day 25: Tue, 1/19: 168
    Day 26: Wed, 1/20: 167.2
    Day 27: Thu, 1/21: 167.2
    Day 28: Fri, 1/22: 167.2
    Week 4 Loss: -1

    Day 29: Sat, 1/23: 166
    Day 30: Sun, 1/24: 167
    Day 31: Mon, 1/25: 166.4
    Day 32: Tue, 1/26: 166.4
    Day 33: Wed, 1/27: 165.8
    Day 34: Thu, 1/28: 165.2
    Day 35: Fri, 1/29: 165
    Week 5 Loss: -2.2

    Day 36: Sat, 1/30: 165.8
    Day 37: Sun, 1/31: 165
    January Loss: -3.2

    Day 38: Mon, 2/1: 163.8
    Day 39: Tue, 2/2: 163.6
    Day 40: Wed, 2/3: 164.6
    Day 41: Thu, 2/4: 164
    Day 42: Fri, 2/5: 163.6
    Week 6 Loss: -1.4

    Day 43: Sat, 2/6: 164.2
    Day 44: Sun, 2/7: 161.8 I don't trust this number, too much of a drop. I expect it to go up tomorrow.
    Day 45: Mon, 2/8: 161.6 Well, maybe I SHOULD trust it haha. That was a big drop tho. I did start taking diabetes medication Saturday. I wonder if that caused the drop.
    Day 46: Tue, 2/9: 161.2
    Day 47: Wed, 2/10: 161.6
    Day 48: Thu, 2/11: 161.2
    Day 49: Fri, 2/12: 160
    Week 7 Loss: -3.6

    Day 50: Sat, 2/13: 160
    Day 51: Sun, 2/14: 159.6
    Day 52: Mon, 2/15: 159.6
    Day 53: Tue, 2/16: 159.8
    Day 54: Wed, 2/17: 161 Went over calories yesterday
    Day 55: Thu, 2/18: 160.6
    Day 56: Fri, 2/19: 158.2
    Week 8 Loss: -1.8

    Day 57: Sat, 2/20: 158.8
    Day 58: Sun, 2/21: 158.4 Was worried this would be higher. Had Texas Roadhouse for lunch yesterday. Stayed within my calories but oh my the sodium!!
    Day 59: Mon, 2/22: 158.4
    Day 60: Tue, 2/23: 157.8
    Day 61: Wed, 2/24: 158
    Day 62: Thu, 2/25: 158
    Day 63: Fri, 2/26: 157.6
    Week 9 Loss: -0.6

    Day 64: Sat, 2/27: 157.4

  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,981 Member Member Posts: 3,981 Member
    Lilylady3k wrote: »

    @dawnbgethealthy - What I couldn't believe is that my cilantro and parsley made it! I threw a beach towel over them LOL
    Love hollyhocks and sunflowers. I've had not luck with the first though in the heat down here. I have a few irises that I weeded out of my garden and now I'm putting them back in. The year around gardening down here with the darn heat most of the year fries most of my plants. Love that you can enjoy your yard in the summer!!

    My Parsley grows year round surprisingly, even in snow!
    I get about 3 planting of cilantro and dill per season. I let some go to seed and I collect the seeds.
    Spinach is a cold climate thing, so comes up and then bolts, so I only get it in early spring and fall.
    Tomatoes, peppers, and onions love the heat here, petunias do okay with it.
    You must choose mostly heat loving plants where you are I am guessing.
    We are 100 degrees here in the summers. I am just about an hour north of a fruit belt area.

    So...do you grow lilies? (moniker)
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