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  • idoliov
    idoliov Posts: 165 Member
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    @RangerRickL enjoy your travels!

    3 YES day here. Took a walk after dinner. Enjoyed a lovely PNW evening before rain and cold comes back this weekend.
  • fourathomej
    fourathomej Posts: 4,246 Member
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    April 21

    Exercise: Yes - BodyCombat
    Calories: yes
    Tracked: Yes
    Pass days: 1/3
  • calvin20874
    calvin20874 Posts: 1,179 Member
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    April 21

    Exercise: 35 minutes stationary bike, 40 minutes weight training, 50 minutes stretching and PT exercises

    Tracking: yes
    Calories: yes

    Pass days: 0
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,031 Member
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    April 21
    29 days!!!

    🌿☘️🌱
    1:20 walks, more collecting of pine needle & other nature items for my brushes. Will begin to assemble tomorrow!
    9.5 steps

    My husband & I went to the Van Gogh Immersive experience in SF today!!! I’m a HUGE Van Gogh fanatic! We had the best time!
  • Winner_in_Life
    Winner_in_Life Posts: 955 Member
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    @ RangerRickL
    Such a sweet girl
    She loves you... with this unconditional love only the animals are able to--- Take care of her :)
    Thank you for the photo
  • TXRebelle
    TXRebelle Posts: 139 Member
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    4/21
    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? Yes. Walked 2.19 miles; strength training
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? Yes.
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes.
  • Chinkiri
    Chinkiri Posts: 1,121 Member
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    @MadisonMolly2017 My lovely daughter in law signed us up for it some time this autumn. Being Dutch, living in southern France and with an MA in Art History, I can only be a fan!
  • BobWw2017
    BobWw2017 Posts: 356 Member
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    April 21

    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes?
    Yes

    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day?
    Yes

    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank?
    Yes

  • fractaltiger
    fractaltiger Posts: 122 Member
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    April 21
    Exercise: yes
    Tracking: yes
    Calories: yes
    Passes: 0/3

    I love the pictures everyone posts. It's cold enough here that I don't want to linger long enough for a picture just yet. Our house picks up sunrise on the front porch and sunset on the back deck/patio. I'll have to share soon.
  • biketheworld
    biketheworld Posts: 2,254 Member
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    @MadisonMolly2017 - ooohhh I’ve been considering taking a couple grandkids to a Van Gogh immersive experience. It looks amazing. I’m going to go check locations and schedules right now!

    Three yeses for today. Post vacation passes: 1
  • Hulya_79
    Hulya_79 Posts: 451 Member
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    April 21

    Exercise: No
    Calories: No
    Tracked: No
    Pass days: 5/3 :(
  • Mrs_Hoffer
    Mrs_Hoffer Posts: 5,194 Member
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    Apr 21:

    ✔️ EXERCISE: Yes. 120 minutes of giving massages.
    ✔️ CALORIES: Yes. 1571/1900
    ✔️ TRACK: Yes.

    PASSES USED: 3/3 (10Apr)(15Apr)(16Apr)

    Target your biggest “threat to success”... work on it until you land on a solution that works. Then pick the next “threat to success” Repeat. -MadisonMolly

    Today we travelled back home from our excursion in the mountains of WV. We woke up to SNOW and sleet!! Ugh!! :unamused: I did have to work tonight, but only had 2 massages booked.

    @RangerRickL have a SAFE trip back to Chicago! And then ENJOY your vacation get-away! That sounds very exciting! :smiley:

    @biketheworld what a gorgeous picture!! Such a beautiful view - I love all the different colors!! That's crazy about the bird hitting your window every day. :lol:
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,031 Member
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    Chinkiri wrote: »
    @MadisonMolly2017 My lovely daughter in law signed us up for it some time this autumn. Being Dutch, living in southern France and with an MA in Art History, I can only be a fan!

    @Chinkiri Wow a MA in Art History! I may have to “pick your brain” sometime!! For example, the Surrealists!!!
    @MadisonMolly2017 - ooohhh I’ve been considering taking a couple grandkids to a Van Gogh immersive experience. It looks amazing. I’m going to go check locations and schedules right now!

    Three yeses for today. Post vacation passes: 1

    @biketheworld Yes, there were kids there!! I found the sound very loud initially, but got used to it...in case any of you have sensitive hearing! Totally amazing on many levels!
  • MizSpiffy
    MizSpiffy Posts: 145 Member
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    @MadisonMolly2017 ! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and insightful reply. I'm learning... even at age 60, having never been happy with my weight/body. I can't fight it anymore, I have to accept this is who I am, and this (logging, exercise, limiting my consumption, weighing regularly) is what I must continue to do to stay healthy. So I have to get over it and get on with it!! And I realize I am happy with my good health!!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me! . <3 Kay
  • Impala007
    Impala007 Posts: 293 Member
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    Calories:Y 1768/1800+500 exercise
    Exercise: Y 2.8 m walk/ run on treadmill 36 minutes
    Tracked: Y
  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,879 Member
    edited April 2021
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    Start weight, April 1, 2021: 124.6
    April 1, 2021 – 124.6 (+1.4)
    March 1, 2021 – 123.2 (-3.0)
    February 1, 2021 - 126.2 (-5.8); Tanita BF scale at 6 am 126.5 and 26%BF
    January 1, 2021 – 132 (-3.6)
    December 1, 2020 – 135.6 (-5.2)
    November 6, 2020 – 140.8 (-7.0)
    October 2, 2020 – 147.8 (-5.2)
    September 14, 2020 – 153.0
    Thoughts and Goals for April:
    April has arrived and I am sitting here reflecting back on this month. It is the first month since September that I have closed the month with an “up”. That said, an up had to come at some point since at some point one is no longer trying/needing to lose weight, and I had passed my original goal back in January, I believe. The up on its own would be fine, but the habits, or lack thereof, that crept into my March are the concern. So, for the month of April, I will be focusing on returning to preplanning/pre-tracking as much as is possible and to not just thrown in the day it does not go as planned. I know that I know how to re-group and I need to make sure I find the time and energy for that. I want to up my cardio. Yes, I am “group walking” every day which burns calories, but honestly, I could walk at that pace for hours and hours without effort. I need to push myself, here and there, again. I will also be trying to maintain the social aspect of the group walks as well, so juggling all those time commitments will take a little focus. Lastly, I need to return to adding back exercises. I have not planked in a month, and rarely done exercises other than walking, running, or biking. So I need to figure out how to include bodyweight or dumbbell workouts. Here’s to April.

    Wishing everyone a great month!
    April History
    Date: 4/1
    Weight: 124.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:54:43 group walk at 17’10” pace for 3.18 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 1 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2184

    *** so not the way to start a new month. Did not respond well to another curve ball thrown at me. Going to pre-track tomorrow. It will be a belated 60th birthday dinner for my husband since his mother will have arrived and be able to join us for the dinner.

    Date: 4/2
    Weight: 125.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:21:02 Apple Fitness Spinning; 0:32:29 Indoor cycling to Youtube CV19 news
    Calories?: Yes, 1411/1590 + 314 exercise (net 493)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 2 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2340

    *** This is the way I like to handle my day! And this included dining out. :)

    Date: 4/3
    Weight: 123.2
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:22:53 group walk at 16’30” pace for 4.92 miles, 10 min Apple Fitness core
    Calories?: Yes, 1855/1590 + 312 exercise (net 47 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 3 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2079

    Date: 4/4
    Weight: 122.2
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:31:10 Apple Fitness Spinning
    Calories?: Yes, 1746/1590 + 197 exercise (net 41 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 4 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2052

    *** Sitting here as I write this, I have to wonder if posting my thoughts here this morning helped me to frame and get through the day. This morning, I did actually expect today to be a pass day, despite the slight optimism I expressed in my post. Ten minutes later, I decided to track a tentative day – carrot cake, stuffed shells and all. When I got done, I saw that even with every food included I could meet my calorie goals for the day. Portion control was the key. The plan was 90% accurate and the other 10% was adjusted on the fly. When I added something, I took something else away (sorry salad :P ). I enjoyed Easter with no pass today. The success feels good!

    Date: 4/5
    Weight: 122.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:39:22 walk with MIL at 22’53” pace for 1.72 miles; 0:20:03 indoor cycle
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 4 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1679

    *** Finished yesterday with “success feels good” and had a total crash day after my entertaining was over. Ate badly and slept a ton. :( Most interesting thing though is looking at the difference in TDEE.

    Date: 4/6
    Weight: 123.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:52:51 group walk at 17’22” pace for 6.49 miles; 0:33:31 late night 5K run at 10’22” pace for 3.23 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1732/1590 + 724 exercise ( net 582 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 5 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2657

    *** Interesting how 4/5 was sandwiched between two strong days. Glad I “test drove” running a 5K again. Good to see I can do it.

    Date: 4/7
    Weight: 123.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:22:26 group walk at 17’01” pace for 4.84 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1738/1590 + 302 exercise ( net 154 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 6 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2019

    *** kitchen close and posting is timely. :)

    Date: 4/8
    Weight: 123.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:23:34 group walk at 17’03” pace for 5.06 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1954/1590 + 416 exercise ( net 52 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 7 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2207

    *** basic day, nothing special

    Date: 4/9
    Weight: 122.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:28:33 solo walk at 14’40” pace for 1.94 miles; 1:11:41 group walk at 15’44” pace for 4.55 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1940/1590 + 409 exercise ( net 59 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 8 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: updated the following day – see spoiler

    *** Had an interesting moment today that I hope will help me to understand the benefit of what was accomplished these 6 months. Today, I got home from a short grocery shopping including two bottles of wine to bring to friends on Sunday. I hate using the elevator at the building so I take the two flights to our condo. I carried all the groceries at once, from the car, through the parking and up the two flights. Not hard, but I could feel the difference. As an experiment, I walked directly to the scale when I got in our unit to see how high a combined weight I now was. I was still almost 9 lbs less that what I weighed in September, and almost 24 lbs less than my high in 2001. Hopefully experiments like this will help me keep focus, and keep my maintenance going. Yo-yo-ing has been my tendancy.

    Date: 4/10
    Weight: 124.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:30:07 run at 98’42” pace for 3.10 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 9 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2054

    *** what a difference a day makes. So interesting seeing yesterday’s comment in light of how today went. Day started well by entering another 5K race and did well. Then guests failed to show on time and failed to communicate and threw off the days good intensions. Had been pre-tracked but that all got thrown away as the day evolved and I could not rapidly re-group.

    Date: 4/11
    Weight: 124.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:47:12 group walk at 16’28” pace for 6.51 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 10 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2077

    *** today, I faced dinner at a friend’s house and since cooking is not her strength, there was no way I could impose on her by asking what she was preparing. So I decided (wrongly) to just forfeit the day. Spent the day working on sealing 500 square feet of tile grout.

    Date: 4/12
    Weight: 126.4
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 10 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1699

    *** Woke up to torrential rain. First rain here in months. Of course, this is the day after we spent the day applying grout sealant that could not get wet for 72 hours. So not only is the sealant wet, but apparently rain plus brand new screens creates some sort of black mud which is covering my no longer sealed grout. The day went to heck. No daily walk and, while spending the day re-cleaning tile and grout, made no others efforts that day.

    Date: 4/13
    Weight: 127.2
    Exercised?: yes, 1:21:30 group walk at 16’44” pace for 4.87 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2163

    *** Should have pulled this day together but the spiral was forming

    Date: 4/14
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1644

    *** Did not weigh. This has been very very rare since September and is a red flag of issues coming. Started the day driving to Key West for a “fun” half day sail and ended up motion sick. We then got out second COVID vaccine, and by this time my stomach is just rotting itself. Did an early dinner (poorly selected), drove the hour+ home and headed straight to bed. It was not even 6 PM.

    Date: 4/15
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1487

    *** Yesterday, as another day fell apart, I realized the 15th is the halfway point and I can re-group for my last half month. Nope, day after COVID vaccine struck. Only time out of bed was to walk the cats which I never count as exercise. Ate lots of pretzels, soup and other miscellany. BUT, I felt better than my husband did…… really interesting seeing a true Base TDEE!

    Date: 4/16
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:24:14 Solo walk at 14’38” pace for 1.65 miles; 1:22:34 group walk at 16” 02” pace for 5.15 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 12 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2084

    *** No excuse today, just did not happen.

    Date: 4/17
    Weight: 126.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:43:21 mixed solo/group walk at 15’18” pace for 6.75 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1553/1590 + 481 exercise (net 518)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 13 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2360

    *** A good day! :) And even posted on the actual day!

    Date: 4/18
    Weight: 125.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:27:02 group walk at 16’39” pace for 5.22 miles; 0:19:20 solo walk at 14’36” pace for 1.32 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1886/1590 + 418 exercise (net 122)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 14 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2127

    *** Good day #2. Posted on the proper day again, and have pre-tracked much of tomorrow.

    Date: 4/19
    Weight: 124.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:43:01 group walk at 15’16” pace for 6.70 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 2051/1590 + 481 exercise (net 20)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 15 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2137

    *** less good but good enough

    Date: 4/20
    Weight: 125.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:18:28 group walk at 16’07” pace for 4.86 miles; 31 min Apple Fitness spin class
    Calories?: Yes, 1968/1590 + 567 exercise (net 189)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 16 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2268

    *** Interesting to see the temporary impact of pasta on the scale
    Date: 4/21
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:17:55 group walk at 15’50” pace for 4.92 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 17 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2102

    *** Trying to work through the kitchen shelves, fridge and freezer before heading back north next week is not helping me make the best choices.

    Passes remaining: -7
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 11,031 Member
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    MizSpiffy wrote: »
    @MadisonMolly2017 ! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and insightful reply. I'm learning... even at age 60, having never been happy with my weight/body. I can't fight it anymore, I have to accept this is who I am, and this (logging, exercise, limiting my consumption, weighing regularly) is what I must continue to do to stay healthy. So I have to get over it and get on with it!! And I realize I am happy with my good health!!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me! . <3 Kay

    You are Most Welcome @MizSpiffy (❤️ Your name!)

    One trick I use:
    I Change “I MUST” to “I choose to” or “I want to”

    Leans more to choice...