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  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,978 Member Member Posts: 3,978 Member
    Thanks @nikkit321
    :):)

    I am Dawn. 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
    UGW 110-115-ish
    Daily weighing keeps me accountable, prevents me from a few extra snacks the night before, and shows trends of perhaps what to avoid or limit in order to succeed at weight loss.

    WEEK ONE:
    Thursday 4/1: 132.3 - It would be great to touch the 120s this month
    Friday 4/2: 133.8 - wrong direction
    Saturday 4/3: 133.7 - Expecting a woosh, feeling lean today, I had thought that the scale would have been kinder today : - )

    WEEK TWO:
    4/4: 133.1 - Not exactly the woosh back to the 131s that I was getting last month, but I will stay at it.
    4/5:
    4/6: 134.3 - No reason for this gain.
    4/7: 133.7 - I have been steadfast, but my schedule is going to be turned upside down today so I will need a new strategy.
    4/8
    4/9
    4/10

    WEEK THREE:
    4/11
    4/12
    4/13
    4/14
    4/15
    4/16
    4/17

    WEEK FOUR:
    4/18
    4/19
    4/20
    4/21
    4/22
    4/23
    4/24

    WEEK FIVE:
    4/25
    4/26
    4/27
    4/28
    4/29
    4/30
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,978 Member Member Posts: 3,978 Member
    @deepwoodslady
    Somebody said that our bodies burn our fat in our sleep. 3.5 hours does not seem like enough. And no more milk I guess.
    Do you like Almond Milk or Oat Milk? They have more nutrients.
    I just began having 1/4 cup of Granola with 1/4 cup of Vanilla no sugar Oat milk. Quite filling and healthy. I know that 1/4 cup does not sound like much, but it actually is very satisfying. Not too many calories.
  • BittersweetVitaBittersweetVita Member Posts: 344 Member Member Posts: 344 Member
    Stats/Conditions:
    43 year-old female, height near 5'4"
    cancerX2, hypothyroid, menopause, PT

    January starting weight: 185.0
    February starting weight: 182.3
    March starting weight: 178.6
    April starting weight: 172.6
    April goal: 167.0

    04/01: DNW - first full family visit post-Covid!
    04/02: DNW - traveling back from family visit.
    04/03: 173.5 - alright, not too far off track.
    04/04: 172. 6 - Worked 10 hours and was under calories.
    04/05: 171.7 - another 10-hour shift and under calories
    04/06: 171. 4 - under calories.
    04/07: 172.0 - under calories but over carbs.
    edited April 7
  • BittersweetVitaBittersweetVita Member Posts: 344 Member Member Posts: 344 Member
    Stats/Conditions:
    43 year-old female, height near 5'4"
    cancerX2, hypothyroid, menopause, PT

    January starting weight: 185.0
    February starting weight: 182.3
    March starting weight: 178.6
    April starting weight: 172.6
    April goal: 167.0

    04/01: DNW - first full family visit post-Covid!
    04/02: DNW - traveling back from family visit.
    04/03: 173.5 - alright, not too far off track.
    04/04: 172. 6 - Worked 10 hours and was under calories.
    04/05: 171.7 - another 10-hour shift and under calories
    04/06: 171. 4 - under calories.
    04/07: 172.0 - under calories but over carbs.
    04/08: 173.3 - yikes! But expected. I went way over calories and carbs with our late holiday meal due to everyone working last weekend.
  • nikkit321nikkit321 Member Posts: 1,083 Member Member Posts: 1,083 Member
    April starting weight: 190.8 oh dear Lord:#:(
    April goal: be more intentional so I can end the month lighter than where I start:
    - more intentional movement throughout the day
    - plan meals ahead
    - WATER
    - run 3x/week and walk the other days

    4/1 T - 190.8 Going to try a run today after some yoga stretches; haven't ran for a week so fingers crossed my calf muscles have improved. Dinner: beef roast and veg. Update: ran 10min, legs started cramping so walked 5, ran 5, walked 5, ran 5. Total 20m run, and I'm ok with that.
    4/2 F - 190.8 Updated with yesterday's run info. Today planning on a walk, will run again tomorrow.
    4/3 S - 190.6 ran 10, walked 5, ran 10, walked 5, ran 5; total 25m run. Feeling much better in the calves since I'm not running two days straight. Sometimes I forget my age...
    4/4 S - 193.8 ugh Chinese from Friday hit

    4/5 M - 190.6 3 rounds of 10min runs, felt good. Egg & avocado for dinner.
    4/6 T - 188.2 walk today, planning to run again Thursday. Beef roast & broccoli salad.
    4/7 W - 188.2 walking with the dogs today, loving the beautiful weather! dinner is egg/avo/salsa
    4/8 T - 186.4 surprised at this number but not holding my breath that it'll stick around tomorrow. I really pushed water yesterday, made good food choices; will do the same today. Planning a run today of 3 rounds of 10m along with walking the dogs in between rain spells. Dinner is beef roast and veg.
    4/9 F -
    4/10 S - (run)
    4/11 S -

    4/12 M - (run)
    4/13 T -
    4/14 W - (zumba)
    4/15 T - (run)
    4/16 F -
    4/17 S - (run)
    4/18 S -
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,431 Member Member Posts: 4,431 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 5’ 5” tall, 60 years old and from the Midwest USA.

    Starting Weight (from March 31st): 208.2
    Goal: 203.2 (Five lb Loss)

    04/01 – 207.6 Off to a better start! Good luck this round everyone! Remember to have some fun too!
    04/02 - 207.6 I definitely made some extra sacrifices yesterday so I’m a little disappointed to see no change. I guess I will just have to trust the process.
    04/03 - 208.6 I am beginning to feel that I may be lactose intolerant based on how bloated I feel after eating cheese or drinking a glass of milk. I will be watching this. Up one full pound after a grilled cheese for dinner that made me feel miserable and pregnant.
    04/04 - 207.6 That is better. No milk yesterday and no cheese.
    04/05 - 206.6 Watching the dairy by weaning down.
    04/07 - 205.6 Down 3 pounds in 3 days. Of course I am getting over 20,000 steps per day with the yardwork which is very helpful but weaning down on the dairy may really be making a difference. I’m going to double-down on those efforts!
    04/08 - 207.6 Two pounds overnight means something else is affecting my weight. I ate healthy but a little too late and close to bedtime. Fell asleep early and woke up after 3.5 hours completely done with sleeping. An early weigh-in. One glass of milk, no cheese.
    04/09 – 208.2 Yikes. I thought a drop was in order. Good healthy eating yesterday and a nice long hike following the river. Had a rare free evening and I jumped on it! The only thing I can figure is that I had 24 oz total of mixed drinks (vodka & orange juice) last night with a friend. I’m not clear on the affects of alcohol on me since I rarely drink.
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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 4,431 Member Member Posts: 4,431 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy I have not tried oat milk but I am sure I would like it. Almond milk is a bit watery but okay. When oat milk first became the newest rave, I did check with my grocery store (only one in my town) and they were not carrying it. I will check again. I do buy Fairlife milk. It contains the same calories but the carbs are much lower and it is lactose free. I do like it very much but I find myself grabbing the regular 2% when my son doesn't drink it fast enough to keep it from going bad. I buy 1/2 gallon of regular 2% and it runs out too fast most times. I buy a whole gallon and that is when he decides to slow his milk drinking LOL. Of course, I am avoiding stores as often as possible, especially since Michigan is the current hot spot. Only going when absolutely necessary or when it is needed for the reno. I just have to be willing to pour some milk out every now and again and be okay with it. Once poor, always poor in your mind and my tough childhood helped me form habits, some of which are great, some....notsomuch!

    Thanks for the oat milk tip. I am excited to try it and hope I can readily get it!
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 546 Member Member Posts: 546 Member
    MFP Starting Weight: 147.4 lbs - Nov 2017
    Aug 2020 starting weight: 110
    Sept starting weight: 113.8
    Oct starting weight: 113.8
    Nov starting weight: 115.8
    Dec starting weight: 122.6
    January 2021 starting weight: 123.6
    February starting weight: 124.4
    March starting weight: 128.8 lbs
    April starting weight: 128.4 lbs
    April goal: 125.4 lbs

    Height: 5'
    Age Range: 30s

    I did reach my previous UGW of 110 lbs in August 2020 but gained weight every month since and I felt 110 lbs was too low.

    I've found my new UGW (maintenance) aim of 115 to 120 lbs. I'm using Fitbod app in hopes of slowly gaining muscle as I reach for my new maintenance goal.


    Week 1:
    4/1 - 128.8
    4/2 - 128.4 ... Workout #1 completed!
    4/3 - 128.8
    4/4 - 128.8 ... Workout #2 completed!
    4/5 - 130.2
    4/6 - 131.6 :# but Workout #3 completed
    4/7 - 130.8

    Week 2:
    4/8 - 130.6
    4/9 -
    4/10 -
    4/11 -
    4/12 -
    4/13 -
    4/14 -

    Total loss for April: TBD

    Workout Log with Fitbod app: TBD
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,978 Member Member Posts: 3,978 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy I have not tried oat milk but I am sure I would like it. Almond milk is a bit watery but okay. When oat milk first became the newest rave, I did check with my grocery store (only one in my town) and they were not carrying it. I will check again. I do buy Fairlife milk. It contains the same calories but the carbs are much lower and it is lactose free. I do like it very much but I find myself grabbing the regular 2% when my son doesn't drink it fast enough to keep it from going bad. I buy 1/2 gallon of regular 2% and it runs out too fast most times. I buy a whole gallon and that is when he decides to slow his milk drinking LOL. Of course, I am avoiding stores as often as possible, especially since Michigan is the current hot spot. Only going when absolutely necessary or when it is needed for the reno. I just have to be willing to pour some milk out every now and again and be okay with it. Once poor, always poor in your mind and my tough childhood helped me form habits, some of which are great, some....notsomuch!

    Thanks for the oat milk tip. I am excited to try it and hope I can readily get it!

    I looked at the Fairlife. My friend works in the dairy department of a store, and showed me the label. It was full of chemicals, he said "don't buy it".
    I don't actually drink milk, but like to have it on hand for recipes or poultices.
    I was never a cereal eater, this is something fairly new to me. Good fibre, but high in calorie unless in 1/3 of a cup or 1/4 cup. The Oat milk is also very high in calorie although has good health benefits. Small amounts only. I bought the vanilla kind in the tetra pack, so until it is opened it is good.
    I will be changing my schedule soon with a new job so I imagine that my eating habits will also be changing somewhat. Otherwise my usual is berries in the morning after my lemon water and before my coffee (in which I put 1-2 tbsp of half and half cream). If I can get berries that is. 1/2 a piece of rye toast with 1/2 tbsp of nut butter is my other go to. The granola noon to mid-afternoon with oat milk is new for me. It takes 10-20 minutes to feel full after 1/4 cup of each, but then I feel great until dinner.
    Quantities, measuring, and nutrients are important to weight loss I think. So boring for my friends that are naturally thin, they really don't get it.
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,978 Member Member Posts: 3,978 Member
    Thanks @nikkit321
    :):)

    I am Dawn. 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
    UGW 110-115-ish
    Daily weighing keeps me accountable, prevents me from a few extra snacks the night before, and shows trends of perhaps what to avoid or limit in order to succeed at weight loss.

    WEEK ONE:
    Thursday 4/1: 132.3 - It would be great to touch the 120s this month
    Friday 4/2: 133.8 - wrong direction
    Saturday 4/3: 133.7 - Expecting a woosh, feeling lean today, I had thought that the scale would have been kinder today : - )

    WEEK TWO:
    4/4: 133.1 - Not exactly the woosh back to the 131s that I was getting last month, but I will stay at it.
    4/5:
    4/6: 134.3 - No reason for this gain.
    4/7: 133.7 - I have been steadfast, but my schedule is going to be turned upside down today so I will need a new strategy.
    4/8: 132.6 - Almost back to my start weight for the month.
    4/9: 133.2 - 3am weigh in, but I wanted to get on with my coffee and water, so weighed. Maybe I will be less tomorrow if I can sleep longer.
    4/10

    WEEK THREE:
    4/11
    4/12
    4/13
    4/14
    4/15
    4/16
    4/17

    WEEK FOUR:
    4/18
    4/19
    4/20
    4/21
    4/22
    4/23
    4/24

    WEEK FIVE:
    4/25
    4/26
    4/27
    4/28
    4/29
    4/30
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