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My weight loss journal

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  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    Earlier in this post someone mentioned about weighing everyday. I also weigh myself every morning. I can't wait to see if I have either lost weight or need to work more diligently for the new day. I use to wake up thinking and obsessing about what I was going to eat. I now focus on smaller clothes, meal planning, being more active. I welcome the scale as a "tool" in my new lifestyle goals.

    Agree 100% you just can’t get discouraged at what you see and keep moving forward.
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    April starting weight -306

    5/1 288
    5/2 287
    5/3 287
    5/4 286 over 16000 steps yesterday I love the new energy I'm getting
    5/5 285
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    April starting weight -306

    5/1 288
    5/2 287
    5/3 287
    5/4 286 over 16000 steps yesterday I love the new energy I'm getting
    5/5 285
    5/7 285
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    April starting weight - 306
    May Starting Weight - 288 (May Goal 280)

    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287
    5/4 - 286 Hit over 16000 steps yesterday I also agree the weather helps so much.
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285 Hit 13000 steps last 3 days still happy with how everything is going.
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284 Another 16000 step day
  • aavs73
    aavs73 Posts: 4 Member
    Can someone tell me what the World's Best Calorie Tracker Gadget is? Something that will integrate with My Fitness Pal. I'm struggling to count calories !
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    aavs73 wrote: »
    Can someone tell me what the World's Best Calorie Tracker Gadget is? Something that will integrate with My Fitness Pal. I'm struggling to count calories !

    MFP is the best that I have found but I try and estimate the best I can and add anything I can to the meal including any condiments like butter, myo, dressing and so on. It takes time but look at your numbers for your trends then adjust your calorie intake up or down from there to meet you intended result. Also make sure you add anything you drink and I think diet 0 calorie sodas hurt somehow not sure why,

    I do not at this point want to use a scale to weigh everything, (to extream for me) plus one is not always available. But you estimate the same all of the time your numbers should be close to the same of to high or to low the adjust accordingly. I hope this helps if you come up with a better method let me know.
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    Not sure if this is a trend my body does but 3rd time a 1 pound jump up. The first 2 times I went down after 3 days of that extra pound before another swing down only time will tell. I don't really see anything in exercise or calorie intake to explain it.

    I not complaining doctor is happy with results so far go back again tomorrow for another test and the in couple of weeks for blood tests again.

    The test I have been having are for the heart had issues in the past with skipping beats here and there, but before I stated this weight loss journey it was happing more often and want to make sure I do this safely.

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    4/2-306
    4/6- 304
    4/8- 299
    4/9-301
    4/10- 301
    4/11- 299
    4/12- 299
    4/13- 298
    4/14- 297
    4/15- 296
    4/16- 297

    4/17- 297
    4/19- 297
    4/20- 296
    4/21- 294
    4/22- 293
    4/23 - 292
    4/24 - 290
    4/25 - 290
    4/26 - 290
    4/27 - 289
    4/28 - 287
    4/29 - 287
    4/30 - 288
    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287

    5/4 - 286
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284
    5/10 - 285
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    April starting weight - 306
    May Starting Weight - 288 (May Goal 280)

    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287
    5/4 - 286 Hit over 16000 steps yesterday I also agree the weather helps so much.
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285 Hit 13000 steps last 3 days still happy with how everything is going.
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284 Another 16000 step day
    5/9 - 284
    5/10 - 285
    5/11 - 285
  • FABRICWOMAN
    FABRICWOMAN Posts: 558 Member
    You are to be commended. Keep up the good work. Before you know it December will be here, and you'll look back at the beginning of 2021 and wonder how far you have come. It will be here before you know it. <3
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    You are to be commended. Keep up the good work. Before you know it December will be here, and you'll look back at the beginning of 2021 and wonder how far you have come. It will be here before you know it. <3


    Thanks I look forward to that day!!
    April starting weight - 306
    May Starting Weight - 288 (May Goal 280)

    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287
    5/4 - 286 Hit over 16000 steps yesterday I also agree the weather helps so much.
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285 Hit 13000 steps last 3 days still happy with how everything is going.
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284 Another 16000 step day
    5/9 - 284
    5/10 - 285
    5/11 - 285
    5/12 - 285
  • a_crooke
    a_crooke Posts: 1 Member
    Wasn't able to workout the whole month of April due to a knee injury. Started back in the gym May 2nd @ 193lbs. My short term goal this month is to lose 5lbs. I'll be back in June with my monthly update :smile:
  • SDToddMan
    SDToddMan Posts: 2 Member
    What is your food plan, Kevin? I see you are active in walking, I'd be interested to know what you're eating... We have a similar H/W size. Thanks! - Todd
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    Thanks I look forward to that day!!
    April starting weight - 306
    May Starting Weight - 288 (May Goal 280)

    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287
    5/4 - 286 Hit over 16000 steps yesterday I also agree the weather helps so much.
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285 Hit 13000 steps last 3 days still happy with how everything is going.
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284 Another 16000 step day
    5/9 - 284
    5/10 - 285
    5/11 - 285
    5/12 - 285
    5/16 * 285
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    SDToddMan wrote: »
    What is your food plan, Kevin? I see you are active in walking, I'd be interested to know what you're eating... We have a similar H/W size. Thanks! - Todd


    Not sure if your asking me but here you go.

    I was tired of not feeling good and did not like the number on the scale so talked with my doctor about it. He told me to first cut back on the wasted calories in my diet and try and stay below 2000 calories for the day and see how this works for me. Also has been sending me for tests on the heart and doing blood work to see it is deficient in anything because of diet. Next steps is to give it a few months and see if everything is going good or is a dietitians and nutritionists needed to help with the process. It is always a good idea to keep your doctor in the loop on what you are trying to do to make sure it is safe.


    I'm trying to have a better balanced then what I did before I started. Still not the greatest but have been eating a lot more fruits and vegetables along with trying to stay below 2000 for the day. But I was use to eating and drinking a big part of my intake for the week so it is sometimes hard to keep up to that 1800 to 2000 mark. The food intake has not changed that much from before I started most of the calorie drop has been no or a lot less chips, ice cream, beer or mixed drinks most of the time :) . But I soon realized that it is hard to just quick the chips cold turkey so some of the bad habits still happen but to a lot smaller degree. Maybe someday a will not need them or pizza anymore.
  • FABRICWOMAN
    FABRICWOMAN Posts: 558 Member
    Sounds like you are doing fine. You can still have your pizza, just in moderation and fitting it into your MFP daily goals for eating. Continued best wishes on your weight loss journey.
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    Thanks I look forward to that day!!
    April starting weight - 306
    May Starting Weight - 288 (May Goal 280)

    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287
    5/4 - 286 Hit over 16000 steps yesterday I also agree the weather helps so much.
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285 Hit 13000 steps last 3 days still happy with how everything is going.
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284 Another 16000 step day
    5/9 - 284
    5/10 - 285
    5/11 - 285
    5/12 - 285
    5/13 - 285
    5/14 - 285 Still getting my steps and water in nothing else has changes, should start shedding some more any time soon. Not worried but 10 days and still counting have to love this journey it seemed a lot easier on the way up over the way back down.
  • Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good
    Get_Back_To_Feeling_Good Posts: 497 Member
    April starting weight - 306
    May Starting Weight - 288 (May Goal 280)

    5/1 - 288
    5/2 - 288
    5/3 - 287
    5/4 - 286 Hit over 16000 steps yesterday I also agree the weather helps so much.
    5/5 - 285
    5/6 - 285
    5/7 - 285 Hit 13000 steps last 3 days still happy with how everything is going.
    5/8 - 284
    5/9 - 284 Another 16000 step day
    5/9 - 284
    5/10 - 285
    5/11 - 285
    5/12 - 285
    5/13 - 285
    5/14 - 285
    5/15 - 284 Another 16000 step day and got back to 284 I better start walking more!
  • happimess01
    happimess01 Posts: 8,096 Member
    Keep going. I am 6ft as well and I was 300 lbs in Oct last year. I am 216 lbs as of today and I feel a million times better. Whatever you are going through, it will be worth it. Infact, you will already start feeling incredible around the 250s