Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 157



  • quiltingjaine
    quiltingjaine Posts: 4,855 Member
    @shunggie welcome back! I would love to go back to the gym myself - I almost can’t believe I said that! The last time I went, people were supposed to be masked but weren’t and I didn’t feel that was safe - about a year ago! Then I was thinking about going back (still with a mask-I can only try to protect myself) and make things as safe as I can for others - wiping down equipment before and after use. Well, when I seem to be the only one doing it . . . So no gym. I seem to be one of the few who didn’t gain during COVID - possibly lost muscle. I’m tired of COVID, the Delta variant and now the Gamma variant.
  • quiltingjaine
    quiltingjaine Posts: 4,855 Member
    Female 5’1” Age 71 years
    Started Keto WOE 7/17/17 (mid-Rnd 10)
    *Travel - no scale part of the time
    Weight on 1/17/17 174.5
    OGW 137 (set by WW 2008, WW goal 1985 was 126) UGW was 125 (HS weight 1968)
    Maintaining below 120
    Rnd 7 167.0 to Rnd 17 155.5
    To Rnd 27 146*
    To Rnd 37 139.0
    To Rnd 47 133.5*
    To Rnd 57 131.5
    To Rnd 67 128.0
    To Rnd 77 125.0
    To Rnd 87 121.0*
    To Rnd 97 121.0
    To Rnd 107 122.0
    To Rnd 117 116.0
    To Rnd 127 117.0
    Rnd 127 SW 117.0 AW 116.2
    Rnd 128 SW 115.5 AW 115.65
    Rnd 129 SW 115.5 AW 116.85
    Rnd 130 SW 116.5 AW 115.9
    Rnd 131 SW 116.5 AW 116.4
    Rnd 132  SW 118.5  AW 116.95
    Rnd 133 SW 117.5 AW 118.7
    Rnd 134 SW 118.5 AW 117.6
    Rnd 135 SW 117.5 AW 118.45
    Rnd 136 SW 118.5. AW 117.94
    Rnd 137 SW 117 AW 119.1
    Rnd 138 SW 117.5 AW 118.2
    Rnd 139 SW 119.5 AW 117.85
    Rnd 140 SW 117.5 AW 116.8
    Rnd 141 SW 117.5 AW 117.9
    Rnd 142 SW 118.5 AW 118.85
    Rnd 143 SW 120.0 AW 119.05
    Rnd 144 SW 119.0 AW 118.7
    SW Rnd 145 119.0 AW 117.7
    SW Rnd 146 117.0 AW 116.1
    SW Rnd 147 116.0 AW 117.05
    SW Rnd 148 116.5 AW 117.41
    SW Rnd 149 115.5 AW 116.8
    SW Rnd 150 118.5 AW 117.15
    SW Rnd 151 118. AW 117.11
    SW Rnd 152 116.0 AW 115.35
    SW Rnd 153 115.0 AW 115.2
    SW Rnd 154 115.0 AW 115.2
    SW Rnd 155 115.5 AW 115.2
    SW Rnd 156 115.5 AW 115.0

    We ALL have good rounds and bad but that is part of life. Don’t stay away, stay accountable. We don’t judge, we support.-Jpv,2/13/19

    What we need to succeed is a sustainable way of eating, not a DIET we go on and off.

    This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE.

    **Comments apply to previous day**

    SW Rnd 157 115.5
    7/21 115.0 Bingo tonight
    7/22 113.5 Pizza at bingo last night should show up in a day or 2.
    7/23 113.5 Five Guys yesterday for dinner. I ate the bun - it was delicious but this place is so overpriced!
    7/24 114.0 Is this a carb bump from the pizza and burger? Yesterday I had 9 total grams of carbs.
    7/25 114.5 I made buttered popcorn-it was delicious!
    7/26 115.5 totally expected after all the carbs.
    7/27 115.5
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,598 Member
    @deepwoodslady, look for the bat anywhere its dark. I don't think it matters high or low. Behind furniture, drapes, any secluded area in the house.
  • chublet25
    chublet25 Posts: 833 Member
    Round 157

    07/27 …..193.4 ….. A very nice whoosh that I was not expecting. I stayed within calorie yesterday and got in some extra movement so I’m pleased it payed off, even after a couple of days of travel. I had what I think is a bat in my house last night. In my bedroom flying low under my ceiling fan over my bed. I have been up all night trying to find it. I opened the attached garage doors and I hope it flew out while I was locked in my bedroom with Pebbles. I can’t find it today but I don’t know where it would be during the day if it is still in here. Any advice is appreciated.

    Good luck finding that bat! Hope he/she found their own way out. Must have been surprising to look up and see a bat circling the room!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 8,092 Member
    @tiabirdie56 and @chublet25

    I dread tonight (after dark). I am praying that bat flew out last night when I left the doors open. I have searched high and low in this very large house. I've seen nothing, but my eyes aren't what they used to be either. My one consolation is that my cat Pebbles has not been acting strangely today (like she was last night just before the bat appeared.) I hope that is a good sign.

    In searching (and having a handyman search too today), I saw it everywhere and yet it was nowhere to be found. My eyes playing tricks on me! I will try to stay calm tonight and not scream and curse like I did last night. It was within 3 feet of my head several times and I was sure it was going to get caught in this new perm of mine. Did I really pay $90.00 so I could get a bat caught in it?

    Thanks for the tips and advice.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,666 Member
    edited July 2021
    🏳️‍🌈💕🌹💕💖J U L Y 💖💕🌹💕🏳️‍🌈

    I was after an elusive 85 lbs loss 😂 but 83 will do me fine.
    Just realised that I have been in Maintenance for over 2 years.
    I checked my SmartBMI reading and was advised that I was at an optimal weight.
    My scale shows that I am in the normal range for Muscle/Fat %ages.
    Not bad for a Septagenarian.
    😷Take care! Stay safe!😷

    July focus:
    • maintain weight < 150 (I have been maintaining since July 2019)
    • Work on improving stamina, strength, flexibility, which may impact the scale

    I liked this so much I'm borrowing it.
    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180's; 170's; 160's; 150's;
    140's; 130's
    2021 Focus:
    • Maintain weight < 150
    • Strengthen strategies to reframe the tendency to use unhealthy snack food as a reward/treat.
    • Make sure I have prepared healthy snacks available
    • Cut down on eating between meals by keeping busy

    Never give up! Never give in!
    Recent Back Story:
    • 2018 goal: get back down to 160 ✅
    • 2019 goal: proceed down to 150 ✅ with 2 months to spare
    • 2020 goal: maintain below 150 dropping slowly down to 145 ✅ Strength training has slowed progress, but that’s okay.
    • That's a WIN in my book!
    • 2021
    • Focus: maintenance! I might even manage to lose a bit more ever so slowly.
    • (One good thing about Covid is that I don't have to traverse the minefield of family celebration meals.)
    JGM10D ~|~ Round 157
    🔹Posting weight and comments each evening.
    🔹Age 75:🔹Height 5’2”🔹Female🔹
    🔹SW: 227lbs (Mar 2014)
    🔹1 Aug 2019: 171.1
    🔹GW 2019: < 155 ✅
    🔹GW: 2020: < 150✅
    🔹31 Dec: 145.8
    🔹GW 2021: < 150
    🔹1 Jan 2021: 147.2
    🔹1 Mar 2021: 145.5
    🔹LW: 143.8 (Jan 2021)
    I am - MINDFUL - of making heathy choices
    to - MAXIMISE - the achievement of my goals!
    Giving up is NOT an option! I KNOW I am doing this!
    Round 156 EW: 144.2
    Round 157 Goals:
    • Maintain weight < 150
    • Work on strength/flexibility

    • 21/07: 144.4: Goals 🌸
    • 22/07: 144.1: Goals 🌸
    • 23/07: 144.2: Goals 🌸
    • 24/07: 143.8: Goals 🌸
    • 25/07: 143.9: Goals 💃🏻 55th Anniversary 🕺🏻
    • 26/07: 144.0: Goals 🌸
    • 27/07: 143.8: Goals 🌸
    • 28/07: xxx: Goals
    • 29/07: xxx: Goals
    • 30/07: xxx Goals
    Previous Rounds:
    • Round 160 EW: xxx🌻
    • Round 155 EW: 144.8 🌻
    • Round 145 EW: 145.1🌻
    • Round 135 EW 146.8🌻
    • Round 120 EW 150.1🌻
    • Round 110 EW 148.2🌻
    • Round 109 EW 147.2🌻
    • June 2017: Round 8 EW 169.9
    • This was my first round!!! I faffed about for 2 1/2 years before I got back on track!!!
    Daily Habits
    🔹log All food and drink; stay under goal; balance macros/micros; Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
    🔹Steps daily > 7500
    🔹30 + minutes intentional exercise
    🔹Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation
    🔹Practice Self-care
    🔹Positively reframe thoughts
    🔹Learn something new
    🔹15 mins Daily Declutter session

    Purple: #ff4968.
    THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieving permanent change.
    REMINDERS: One or two thoughts which might give heart to some of you.
    • Daily weight fluctuations are normal, and can be as much as 2 lbs a day for no apparent reason.
    • A general downward trend is what we are looking for.
    • Eating out can cause apparent weight gain because of high sodium levels, but usually goes quickly. Drinking extra water helps with this.
    • The human body does not react instantly to what we do to it. Sometimes it can take several days to see results.
    • Plateaus are a normal part of the process. The body is consolidating and adapting to your new way of eating/exercising.
    • The closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult it becomes to lose weight, as your body becomes more efficient at using what you feed it.
    • When you exercise you build muscle, which takes up less space than fat, so use measurements as well as weight to assess your progress.
    • Getting/Staying fit and healthy requires a lifestyle change for most people.
    Stick with the process. It DOES work! But it does take time, effort, and most of all, patience!
  • Shannonsto
    Shannonsto Posts: 447 Member
    edited July 2021

    Lilylady3k wrote: »
    Shannonsto wrote: »
    7/25-178.8, Trend 177.6. A couple of busy nights at work. I cant figure out why I usually gain on work days. I know its water retention but have no clue how to prevent it. I eat the same and get more steps, but I get home and my lower legs are swollen.

    @Shannonsto - You were asking about swelling of the lower legs and water retention at work. This happened a lot to me as well due to sitting for long periods of time (before I retired). My advice and what worked for me:
    1. Get up and walk around for at least 5 min every hour if you spend most of your time sitting. If you are standing all day I have nothing for you! Well except maybe put a pillow under your feet when you sleep.
    2. Drink more water ... it is the opposite of what you would think. If you are retaining water then you are probably not drinking enough. Drink at least 6-8 8oz glasses per day. They say that when losing weight take your weight of 180 / 2 = 90. So it is safe to drink 90 oz of water per day. I do not think it is recommended to drink more than 100 oz. My doctor advises me to drink 64-80 oz daily.
    3. Cut out sodium ... diet cokes were a big issue for me. If you are drinking more than one each day, then that could be another issue. I've cut back to 1 Diet Coke per week.
    4. Monitor your sodium intake.
    5. Compression socks are also advised but doing items 1 & 2 above (plus reducing Diet Coke consumption) I was able to reduce the swelling.

    Hope that you find what works for you!

    Thanks, Lilylady! I’m a nurse, but not on my feet as much as many nurses because I work in level 2 NICU so I spend a lot of time sitting and feeding babies. I still get more steps than on my days off, though.

    I aim for 80-90 oz of water. I have no trouble getting it at home, but on work days I just don’t have time, so I’m lucky to get 30oz. Sodium is a big problem for me—I love salt on everything.

    I hadn’t considered compression stockings. I’m definitely going to try them.