WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JULY 2021

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  • LisaInArkansas
    LisaInArkansas Posts: 798 Member
    Morning, afternoon and evening, all...

    Welcome to those who are new! Please give us a name you'd like to be called and a place, however vague or specific, so we can remember you and your posts and get to know you... For those asking to be friended, you will probably get a few, but for many of us, this ongoing and recurrent thread is the way we interact with each other, and we tend to ignore friend requests.

    KJ
    - You are a beautiful lady, filtered or unfiltered. Your skin is kinda incredible.

    Penny
    - I'm sorry you're missing the North Pole... but there are worse exiles, for sure.

    Flea, my dear
    - I'm so glad the bat missed you, and sorry your husband put a damper on your day. They can be oblivious, as you already know, and it probably never occurred to him that you could be happy when he was not.

    I am feeling better... I've made strides the last couple of days, mentally and physically, but don't want to jinx it. There have been too many times I thought I was done, only to backslide. I'm clinging to every forward step right now, and doing my utmost to hold onto any tiniest hint of progress.

    Quilting circle this morning, if I'm feeling it by 9 a.m.

    Later, y'all,
    Love,
    Lisa
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,094 Member
    But the fireworks were lovely, and I adore watching baseball. I'm not sure I'll take hubby next time, if I ever go again. I knew he wasn't a fan of baseball -- not of any sports at all -- but I thought he liked fireworks. He was complaining afterwards about the traffic and said we should have left the show early because "my ADHD was kicking in anyway, and I really wanted to get out of there." Sigh. I hate that so much because I really did have a nice time and thought we were having a great family outing, despite the near miss to my head. But I guess not.

    Flea
    Willamette Valley, OR

    He's not had a frontal lobe knock at some point in his life, has he?

  • dramaqueen45
    dramaqueen45 Posts: 1,010 Member
    edited July 2021
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Is my age catching up with me? First week back on and only lost .6 pounds. A week of carefully logging and weighing everything leaves me discouraged. I admit that I did go "off" a little bit here and there - a cupcake on two different days not really logged, etc. But still - can that undo 7 days?? I guess it's time to enter half of my exercise calories instead of all of them. Last time I did this I entered all exercise calories for the first 3-4 months.

    Losing about that each week is good. You wouldn't want to lose much more that that. And it's especially good for the first week. It takes me a couple weeks before I start losing anything.

    Keep up the good work!

    M in Oz

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. The first week is generally the week I lose the most because of the water weight that is lost. Perhaps being menopausal now has something to do with the slow loss the first week. Hoping that I don't quit (again) due to being discouraged. Last time I even waited to weigh after a month and still got too discouraged to continue. Checking in with this group will hopefully help!

    R in Indiana.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,094 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Is my age catching up with me? First week back on and only lost .6 pounds. A week of carefully logging and weighing everything leaves me discouraged. I admit that I did go "off" a little bit here and there - a cupcake on two different days not really logged, etc. But still - can that undo 7 days?? I guess it's time to enter half of my exercise calories instead of all of them. Last time I did this I entered all exercise calories for the first 3-4 months.

    Losing about that each week is good. You wouldn't want to lose much more that that. And it's especially good for the first week. It takes me a couple weeks before I start losing anything.

    Keep up the good work!

    M in Oz

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. The first week is generally the week I lose the most because of the water weight that is lost. Perhaps being menopausal now has something to do with the slow loss the first week. Hoping that I don't quit (again) due to being discouraged. Last time I even waited to weigh after a month and still got too discouraged to continue. Checking in with this group will hopefully help!

    R in Indiana.


    Keep in mind too that many things can cause a person to retain water including:

    -- heat (like hot summer days)
    -- sunburn
    -- travel (especially air travel)
    -- surgery
    -- injuries
    -- the female cycle
    -- more exercise than usual
    -- drinking more water than usual ... like if it is a hot summer day

    Depending on when you weigh yourself, you could be recording a water weight day. I weigh just about every day, so I can see the patterns and usually, if something has caused a water weight gain, about 3 days later I'll have a "visit the toilet frequently" day and my weight will drop when I weigh the next morning.

    It's quite cool where I am (Australia), but if you're in certain parts of North America, it may have been quite warm recently. That could easily have an effect.


    Machka in Oz
  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 7,934 Member
    Morning ladies
    I slept pretty well last nighg,going to pick up.groceries and Homer ,then back here,its going to be close to 100 again,so i will try and walk in the hall here where it is cooler have to keep it up..
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,094 Member
    edited July 2021
    I have been struggling with vaccine side-effects in recent weeks. Two Pfizer's and a flu shot attacked my lymph nodes resulting in lots of pain and swelling and I have been dragging with no energy. It's been all I can do to get to work and prop myself up in front of my computer most days. Then when I get home, that's it, I'm done.

    I've chatted to a few women in my department and apparently these symptoms are not completely unusual. Thank goodness for that. It's a relief to know that I should come good and get my energy back again.


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    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
    May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
    Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
    Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
    Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
    Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
    Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
    Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
    Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
    Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
    Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
    Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
    Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
    May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes
    Jun-20 ... 130.9 km (81.3 miles) = 18 hours 50 minutes
    Jul-20 ... 41.8 km (26 miles) = 9 hours 8 minutes
    Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
    Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
    Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
    Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
    Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes
    Jan-21 ... 208.2 km (129.4 miles) = 24 hours 39 minutes
    Feb-21 ... 229.6 km (142.7 miles) = 29 hours 01 minutes
    Mar-21 ... 259.8 km (161.4 miles) = 30 hours 48 minutes
    Apr-21 ... 282.1 km (175.3 miles = 28 hours 42 minutes
    May-21 ... 197.9 km (123 miles) = 25 hours 3 minutes
    Jun-20 ... 188.2 km (116.9 miles) = 28 hours 5 minutes

    Thursday, 1 July 2021 … 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs
    Friday, 2 July 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 3 July 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 4 July 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Monday, 5 July 2021 … 2.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 20 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 6 July 2021 … 3.1 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 26 flights of stairs + Pilates


    2021 Monthly July
    Walking/Running Distance (km): 7.9
    Walking/Running Time (min): 99.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 0.0
    Cycling Time (min): 0.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 56.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 40.3
    Rowing Distance (km): 0.0
    Rowing Time (min): 0.0
    Other Distance: 0.0
    Other Time: 30.0

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 7.9
    Total Distance (miles): 4.9
    Total Time (min): 169.3
    Total Time (hr): 2:49:19


    Slow start to July. :neutral:


    Machka in Oz
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 13,848 Member
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    csofled Posts: 3,022 Member
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    GodMomKim Posts: 3,099 Member
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  • dramaqueen45
    dramaqueen45 Posts: 1,010 Member
    Anyone else have the "I might as well wait until...." mindset? It's hard to get out of! Any ideas to combat this??!

    I might as well wait until....
    - after I go on vacation because I know I won't want to/be able to track as closely during that time
    - after the big cookout I've been invited to this weekend because I know people will have salads/desserts sitting out and I won't be able to resist them so why bother until after that?
    - after I go out to eat for my anniversary dinner because who wants to worry about calories for that?
    - after I go on a girls night with friends in a couple of days because... wine!
    - after the retirement party I've been invited to because.. cake!
    - after our church potluck because so many choices and since I don't know the recipes, it's impossible to really count and track!
    - after..... you fill in the blank .... the list can go on forever ...


    I also get the mindset like ... "you know why CAN'T I have a piece of cake, a bowl of ice cream, a glass of wine ... I see other thin people eat this stuff and drink all the time and they don't have a weight problem?!!" But obviously I can't, so I can't (unless I log it of course! I don't believe in total deprivation).

    Thanks for the support! I need to check in here daily! These forums are a God send!

    R in Indiana.
  • barbiecat
    barbiecat Posts: 15,471 Member
    :)R in Indiana, I'd like to recommend "Better Than Before" by Gretchen Rubin as a good read for you either as a book or an audio book (I got both from my public library). It has amazing ideas about creating good habits including a section that addresses "I might as well wait". She has a different name for it. I found out about Gretchen Rubin from a woman on this thread.

    <3 Barbie in NW WA
  • dramaqueen45
    dramaqueen45 Posts: 1,010 Member
    barbiecat wrote: »
    :)R in Indiana, I'd like to recommend "Better Than Before" by Gretchen Rubin as a good read for you either as a book or an audio book (I got both from my public library). It has amazing ideas about creating good habits including a section that addresses "I might as well wait". She has a different name for it. I found out about Gretchen Rubin from a woman on this thread.

    <3 Barbie in NW WA

    Thanks!
  • Katla49
    Katla49 Posts: 9,758 Member
    edited July 2021
    Barbara - I am thinking about the bear issue that you’ve had in the past. I have cousins who live near Red Bluff, CA and hunt bears. They enjoy bear meat. I wonder whether Oregon has hunting tags for bears. :star: I am a dunce in posting photos and would welcome help figuring it out. I know how to take the photos, but not how to upload them. :embarassed:

    KJ - Puppies!!! :heart:

    Flea—Thank goodness that you were not hurt by the flying bat. :star:

    Katla in NW Oregon
  • pdd1216
    pdd1216 Posts: 280 Member
    Wow...such a busy board. Lazy three day weekend....well, we got lots of work done around the house but no big gatherings. Angel voice won out yesterday...I was hangry and we found a place open when we went on a little day drive. The menu was filled with lots of crazy good sounding dishes....specialty was the big bad burger. I went with a turkey wrap and fruit as a side and it was DELICIOUS! So happy I made good choice this time! I walked twice this weekend which is a big deal for me. I have knee and hip issues that make it difficult but it was a start. Paid for it yesterday!
    Welcome to new folks...I'm pretty new too and will get the hang of this eventually!
    Diane in TN
  • Whidislander
    Whidislander Posts: 1,941 Member
    Penny, your place looks idyllic, and I'm happy you have the scent of flowers about you! I know you miss your old place, but but its easier to look forward than backward. 💖👍
    Hugs!
    Rebecca
  • skuehn48
    skuehn48 Posts: 2,081 Member
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