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Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,227 Member
    @karen- I will probably use the gym in winter but won’t be able to have same routine. Because the gym is 15-20 mins away from my house. I am sure we all already know what we need to do but either we don’t have right motivation, will power or accountability. Thanks for sharing your insight and struggles. Like you my ideal weight for height should be 108-146 probably weighted that in 9th grade the 146.

    Holly
    Minneapolis MN
    Age 48
    Single mom of deceased child and dog mom.
    I love walking and watching tv🤷🏻‍♀️
    Highest weight ever 283
    Re-starting weight May 2021
    280
    Current goal 260
    Long term goal 200
    Current weight 262.5

    I also am not focused on the right things. I don’t eat real healthy because I also am not a fan or cooking (for just one person). I tend to eat a lot of pre-packaged things.
    I do get on craving kicks but instead of just 1 to settle the craving it turns into many. Example craving chinese instead of having it for dinner 1 night I will have it multiple nights. Then I get mad that I did that.
    I also get excited for things like new work outs but if I don’t see the scale move I get annoyed and revert to old behavior.
    This weekend me and my dog have walked 10 miles just in our daily routine. Not to bad🙂. Plank challenge I forgot what day I am on for I missed a few but still at 40 seconds.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,227 Member
    If anyone has any ideas how to increase protein without increasing sodium that would be great. It seems like all the foods I like have a ton of sodium and I need to watch my sodium. FYI I’m not a fan of chicken. I thought about cottage cheese but that’s high in sodium. Only other thing I can think of is egg whites because I don’t eat the yoke.
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    edited August 31
    Sorry I've been MIA. We went away to Delaware for the week. We had such a great time. The townhouse we rented had a clubhouse with a full gym. The gym had picture windows surrounding it and overlooked the bay. Not only did I have a great selection of machines to choose from I had a wonderful view. I found myself often watching the blue heron who lived there every morning when I was at the gym. We arrived Saturday late afternoon - I was able to get my workout in at home before we left. I went to the gym Sunday -Friday. I skipped going Saturday morning before we left because I promised my daughter I would take her to the clubhouse one more time to play ping pong. While there we went on a dolphin whale watch, to a water park, the beach, walked the towns and did a lot of swimming in the pools. My daughter is asking to go back. She says next year she wants "to go back to Delaware and to Paris to see the Eiffel tower." LOL As far as eating goes... I did my best to make healthy options when we ate at restaurants. I definitely ate things I normally wouldn't eat but ate them in moderation.

    I weighed in this morning and discovered I have officially hit that 50lb loss mark! Wahoo. I am extremely proud of myself.

    Here are my stats for the month.
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021

    August Start Weight: 225.8
    August Goal Weight: 220
    Ultimate Goal Weight: TBD

    I weigh in on Sundays.

    August 1: 225.8
    August 8: 224.2
    August 15: 224.2
    August 22 222.2
    August 29:220.6
    August 31: 218.4


    I somehow managed to pass my August goal weight! However I failed on the plank challenge. I've come to the conclusion that this just is not the right time for me with that. I may try again down the road.
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound
    Just because your harship isn't as bad as someone else it doesn't make it any less valid for you! I am glad you got to go to the concert. Congrats on the 20K steps that is amazing! I am glad your first week with your students went well! My cousin and bestie do Noom and love it. They say it hits more of the psychological aspect of it. Personally, for me, I like the free aspect of MFP. Like you, I know what I need to do and just have to stick to it. I find it hard to say no to sugary foods too. Especially since my daughter is always offering me a taste of hers. Though I am finding the longer I am on this journey the more my taste is changing. I find myself no longer enjoying the licks and bites of her icecream and other deserts.

    @mnwalkingqueen
    Look at you go at the plank challenge! You are doing amazing! As far as increasing protein, do you like or can you eat nuts or seeds? I buy large quantities of raw (unsalted) then snack on them. I also keep dried beans in the house and am always making beans in the instant pot. I love putting both on salads. I prefer dried beans over canned because you can control the sodium and seasonings you put on them.

    @Karen and Holly
    EEK!!! If I lived closer I would cook for you ladies. I love to cook!!!
    One of the things I tried on vacation was buffalo cauliflower bites. The bites were served over a bed of rice and quinoa, around the bed was fresh salsa and a scoop of vinegar based coleslaw. Oh my goodness it was so delicious. I am excited because I am going to try to recreate that recipe later on this week. I hope it goes well. I've never tried making it before. LOL

    @lillymaid2005
    Welcome! Being the brunt of fat jokes is never fun nor it is okay. I am sorry you have had that experience.

    @COLarryB
    Welcome! If you don't mind me asking, what bad habit did you quit? There are a few other teachers in this group as well, myself included.

    @jamiewhiffen216
    Welcome. A 10 lb loss is a fantastic loss.
    As far as the thread, post as much or as little as you want. Robin, the original creator of this thread, posted some suggested topics on the first day. You can use those guidelines if you want or post anything you feel like sharing. We are very easy going. As far as your journey, it is your choice on what and how you want to do it. There is no right or wrong answer. What it comes down to is what works best for you!
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 51.6

    September Start Weight: 218.4
    September Goal Weight: 214
    Ultimate Goal Weight: TBD

    September 4:
    September 11:
    September 17:
    September 24:

    I don't have any set goals for the month. My intentions are to continue doing what I am doing.

    I am a few pounds away from my lowest weight on here my last go on here. That is when I became pregant with my daughter. I cannot believe I am almost there already! I may just be a little bit excited about this!
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,227 Member
    Ugh! This app sucks with my Iphone 7s. I had a long post but it never loaded. Try again.
    My food intake has not been good I assume on Saturday 11th(?) when I weigh in I will have gained. I went to funeral on 9/3/21 and I was the only non family person there, made me wonder if my funeral will have people at it. The person was 46 and I have known the family for 20 years. I stopped the plank challenge for I think I was doing wall planks wrong. I was getting a pinching feeling in my shoulder blade area.
    @JNettie- I like to cook and wish I could cook with you. It is just hard for me to cook for 1 person. Sounds like your vacation was fun and you had some great food.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,973 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen -- I tend to eat a lot of pre-packaged foods for my lunches, but I try to buy healthier options. I really like the Lean Cuisine Power Bowls. They are high protein and also have lower carb options--they tend to fill me up. There's an Italian chicken sausage and peppers one that is delicious! I also like Gilbert's Chicken Sausage which come in single servings and different flavors. I will bring that with some cottage cheese. A yogurt and granola bar or fiber one brownie to snack on during my afternoon plan period is usually enough for me (unless someone brings cookies, donuts, etc.).

    @JNettie73 -- How exciting that you are almost to your previous low weight! I've had buffalo cauliflower, and it is soooo good! I used to make a really yummy quinoa salad with asparagus, chick peas, and goat cheese. I need to make that again soon. Quinoa is one of my favorite foods, but I haven't cooked it lately.

    AFM--What a crazy, busy week! Monday I had a hair appointment. Tuesday, Gunner had PT, and then I had to drop him off and head to a wake for a colleague's father who passed away from cancer. Thursday was our Curriculum Night at school. And Friday I had plans with friends for dinner. Wednesday, the weather was gorgeous, and I left work with the intention of doing my 4-mile walk at least one day during the workweek. Alas, Gunner had a really bad "pooptastrophe" all over our kitchen floor. He gets stress induced colitis due to his age and sometimes has accidents, but this was on a whole new level. It took my husband and I over 3 hours to get it all cleaned up. I will spare you the gory details, but let's just say a throw rug met its fate, and there was an air vent involved. On the plus side, he was very good not to track it all over the house or on any soft surfaces that would be hard to clean (except for the aforementioned throw rug).

    The weekend was much better. Saturday, I met a friend out for dinner, and Sunday we went to my husband's sister's because her son was visiting with his wife and kids. I only did a quick 1 mile walk when we got home, but this morning I did almost 4 miles before we went to our friends' house for an early dinner. She made chicken limone, and I brought sausage and peppers, so it was good that I burned some extra calories before the meal.

    Happy to see I'm back in the 194 range, and working to keep the scale going in that direction. Just over 2 weeks until I leave for CA and Ohana Fest. I'm cautiously excited, but still a little worried that something will happen to cancel the festival at the last minute. Even if that happens, we will still go see our friends in Temecula, but it would be a bummer not to get to go to the festival.


    Karen
    51 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    7/2/21 = 195.2
    7/9/21 = 195.2
    7/16/21 = (vacation)
    7/23/21 = 195.8
    7/31/21 = 195.2
    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
    8/20/21 = 196:(
    8/27/21 = 195.4
    9/3/21 = 194.6
  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    Tuesday - Goals (do you have any Goals you want to update us?)
    I want to lose between 5 and 17kg by the end of the year
    I want to quit sugar
    I want to drink more water
    I want to do 10,000 steps per day
    I want to save enough money to celebrate my Birthday
    I want to get a job
    I want to write in my blog everyday
    I want to practice coding everyday
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,227 Member
    Hey Hey Hey-
    So Sunday I went back to the state fair and weather was great so that is why I will probably gain this week. Lots of craft beer and cider the food was always shared by my friend and I.

    @karen- Thanks for the ideas with food. Hope Gunner feels better and PT helps him. Music festival so fun.
    @neffyworld-those are some great goals.
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    @mnwalking
    I dislike using the app for anything other than logging my food. For the forums I log into the website. It's so much easier for me.

    @skinnyjeanzbound
    Yikes! Poor Gunner, sorry you and your husband had to clean up that mess.
    That salad sounds delicious.

    @neffyworld
    Those are fantastic goals. What would you do to celebrate your birthday?
  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    JNettie73 wrote: »
    Those are fantastic goals. What would you do to celebrate your birthday?

    This is my list:
    Get hair dyed
    Pedicure
    Box of donuts
    Egg Inc Piggy Bank unlocked
    Sleep over with Maria. Food- oven chips, pizza, salsa, guacamole and corn chips, chocolate covered strawberries, grapes, tomato juice
    Alcohol
    Go to Christian store
    New dress

    I probably won't do all of it.
  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    Friday: I am going for walks everyday, and that's about it. I'm not doing anything to prepare for the weekend, I might eat to maintenance in the weekend or go for a longer walk then. I'm not anticipating any goodies. I'm disappointed with my weightloss, only 1.8kg and it's my first week. I think I might be retaining water.
  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    Saturday- I am 114.6kg, down from 117kg :-)
  • JNettie73
    JNettie73 Posts: 1,080 Member
    Starting weight: 270 March 2021
    Total loss to date: 51.6

    September Start Weight: 218.4
    September Goal Weight: 214
    Ultimate Goal Weight: TBD

    September 4: 218.4
    September 11: 217.8
    September 17:
    September 24:

    A small loss but it is a loss so WAHOO!!!
    I had to go for repeat blood work yesterday morning. My last pannel came with with my potassium elevated. Before I have a follow up with my doctor later this week she requested I repeat my blood work. I am hoping for good results.

    My fasting glucose number for the first time ever was in the 90s yesterday and again this morning! (92 and 94) I am so incredibly excited. I have been working so hard and have seen my numbers come down over the past 6 months but nothing like this. My A1C still has me in the prediabetic range. Hopefully over time I can lower that even more and get out of that range.

    I hope everyone is having a great weekend. <3

    @neffyworld
    Congratulations on your loss. I am so happy for you! Keep up the great work.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,973 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen -- Holly, sounds like a fun time at the fair! I gave you bad info before; the Power Bowls I rally like are made by Healthy Choice, not Lean Cuisine. That being said, I do also like some of the LC meals.

    @JNettie73 -- That's so great about your glucose! I always worry about diabetes because it runs in my family, but so far I've never had a problem with it. I do have hereditary high cholesterol, and just had some genetic testing that confirmed it's genetic and not based on what I'm eating. I have an appointment with a lipid specialist to discuss ways to manage it. I really don't want to go on statins (I was on them in my 30s and gained quite a bit of weight), so I'm going to see if there are other medications available. I know from experience that the only way to lower it through my diet is to eat EXTREMELY low carb, and that's just not sustainable for me, long term. Congrats on our SV too-I agree, any loss is a loss!

    AFM--doing okay this past week. Definitely less busy that the week before. We had a department luncheon on Thursday. We plan themed lunches, now and then, and this one was salads. Sounds healthy, and the main courses were, for the most part, but there are always a few people who bring the sweets, and of course, we know I can't resist those. Needless to say, Thursday and Friday were not great days food-wise, but I at least managed to stay under maintenance. The weekend was much better because I got in some exercise both days--yard work Saturday and a 4 mile walk today.

    I also only saw a small loss last week, but I'll take it. :smile:

    Karen
    51 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    7/2/21 = 195.2
    7/9/21 = 195.2
    7/16/21 = (vacation)
    7/23/21 = 195.8
    7/31/21 = 195.2
    8/6/21 = 194.8
    8/13/21 = 194
    8/20/21 = 196:(
    8/27/21 = 195.4
    9/3/21 = 194.6
    9/10/21 = 194.2
  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    Monday - Check In (how are you doing? Had any successes or struggles this week-end?)

    I am struggling because I want to eat more, and am not enjoying exercise. Yesterday I had the day off tracking and walking and my weight didn't go up too far overnight, so I'm pleased. Hopefully I'll lose another kilo this week. I have my deficit set at halfway- to lose half a kilogram per week.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,227 Member
    Good Evening!
    I actually lost 1lb vs gaining like I thought I would. Took Riley to state park walking in woods on a trail this past weekend with some old co-workers and their dogs we are going to make it a bi- weekly event. My friend gave me quinoa for first time on Saturday, she mixed it with pesto, celery, onion, apple and some chicken pieces. Must say it was good. Yesterday, I took my friend out for bday dinner and ate way to much.

    @JNettie73- Congrats on glucose numbers. Hope the best for next blood work results.
    @karen-Thanks for clarification on power bowls.
    @neffyworld-we all have those days don’t be to hard on yourself tomorrow is new day.
  • AmberlyMarlene
    AmberlyMarlene Posts: 71 Member
    edited September 15
    Sorry I haven't been more involved with this thread. I now have it bookmarked. Is there an official group for it?

    What's new with me is I had a Birthday Monday and after a lot of pushing from my long distance husband I gave in to letting him order me Chinese Take Out to treat me as he feels there's not a lot of options for him being several states away. I thought "Eh it's one day and it's my birthday. It'll be alright". Well this man ordered me 2 BAGS FULL of food. We're talking dumplings, 2 portions of crab rangoons, 3 egg rolls, 5 spring rolls, chicken teriyaki sticks, fried scallops- and that's just the "appetizers"! It took a lot of effort to not be irritated with him as he knows I've been on my weightloss journey for a long time now and is very supportive. I ate maybe 1/3rd of it over the course of 2 days because I felt bad about wasting the food and his money. Today though I start fresh and the rest goes in the trash because it's more of a waste to me if I continue to consume it. So yeah 😅 That's what's new with me.

    For some background my husband and I have been trying to lose weight together. We both started at 280 lbs and he's a half inch shorter. I've lost 45 and he's gained 7 since November 2020. I think he'll benefit as well as me once we can live together, but it has been a struggle.

    I'll do better to check in more frequently from here on out.

    @mnwalkingqueen congrats on your loss! Can't say I'm a fan of quinoa, but it has been over a year since so perhaps I'll give it another shot.

    @neffyworld have you tried experimenting with other types of exercise?

    @JNettie73 a loss is a loss! Congrats on that and your glucose numbers.

  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    @AmberlyMarlene I've got some of my favourite songs on youtube, so I put on apple tv and sing and dance to them. I'm not sure how many calories it burns off, but I'm out of breath! I don't really have money to do other activites or join the gym. I have some available through mental health services, but I have a cold that just won't leave! Would love to go swimming again.
  • neffyworld
    neffyworld Posts: 89 Member
    I like walking cause it's a predictable burn