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Love Your Health: Feb 2022 Challenge

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  • tishsmith101
    tishsmith101 Posts: 1,607 Member
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    For 2/16-17/22
    SW 170
    CW 170
    GW 167

    Daily plank challenge ✔
    80 oz water daily ✔
    Under 60 carbs daily✔
    Movement ✔ strength and cardio kickboxing
    Meal prep-❌ I gotta get some breakfast prep done this weekend

    Legs are def sore today from yesterday's class-weighted squats. I should know better than to do a weigh in the day after strength. 5 hour power outage this morning made me cave in to toast with my coffee once power came back. Grrrr.
  • baconslave
    baconslave Posts: 6,980 Member
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    Call me gobsmacked. I lost a lb yesterday. :grimace: That was a surprise. Hope it stays. Despite having to get fast food and having chicken nuggets, I ate almost no carbs the rest of the day and kept them in range. Very stressful. But it's over until the next stressful thing.

    Dreary here so no walking out there. Cold and possible rain.
    But I'll hit it indoors.

    Otherwise, dealing with all the busy and snooping about.
    KCKO.
  • NYPhotographer2021
    NYPhotographer2021 Posts: 510 Member
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    2022 ~ Feb 19 ~ 168.4 lbs

    Starting weight: 8/26/21 - 214 lbs
    9/30/21 - 204.6 lbs
    10/31/21 - 194.0 lbs
    11/30/21 - 185.8 lbs
    12/31/21 - 179.4 lbs
    1/31/22 - 176.2 lbs

    February 2022 Goals: Get down to 170 or lower
    Overall Goal: 150 lbs or lower
  • melmerritt33
    melmerritt33 Posts: 1,071 Member
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    So encouraging to see everyone’s progress here. It helped me decide to finally try one of my exercise DVDs.

    About five minutes into it I realised I had a huge grin on my face as I was feeling such pure joy at moving my body and using my muscles again. I am so incredibly happy right now, this time last year I had such awful health problems that I had resigned myself to never being able to exercise again.

    I did the first couple of high intensity intervals at a lower impact and intensity but decided I wasn’t enjoying that so skipped the others and just did the strength, toning and weight exercises. I’ve got my exercise bike for my cardio workouts so this should work well for me. There were some exercises I couldn’t do as I still have some pain in my thumb after I sprained it a few weeks ago. But I did most of the exercises and even managed all the reps (it was tough though, I was definitely pushing myself!). .

    I’m fully expecting to have aching muscles everywhere tomorrow! Just hoping it doesn’t cause a Fibromyalgia flare up. My bike riding hasn’t caused any flare up so far, so I’m hopeful.
  • Americanbabydoll
    Americanbabydoll Posts: 1,255 Member
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    Highest Weight 05/22/19: 276.8
    Starting Weight 10/31/21: 258.6

    Feb Weight 2/1/22: 234.8
    End of Feb Goal 2/28/22: 230.0
    2/19: 228.0

    Numbers for Yesterday:
    Steps: 2,672
    Cals: 1,318
    Carbs: 60g
    Water: 152.1
  • NYPhotographer2021
    NYPhotographer2021 Posts: 510 Member
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    2022 ~ Feb 20 ~ 167.4 lbs

    Starting weight: 8/26/21 - 214 lbs
    9/30/21 - 204.6 lbs
    10/31/21 - 194.0 lbs
    11/30/21 - 185.8 lbs
    12/31/21 - 179.4 lbs
    1/31/22 - 176.2 lbs

    February 2022 Goals: Get down to 170 or lower
    Overall Goal: 150 lbs or lower
  • maureli
    maureli Posts: 722 Member
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    Good morning everyone!

    The start of another week. It looks like I stayed the same this week......it went up and down a bit during the week but this morning is right back where I started. But I won't give up, I know that once I get going it will happen.
    @melmerritt33 so great to hear that you are feeling so great the the exercise! It really does make you feel better
    @baconslave thanks for the info on carnivore, I am not sure I could do it...but it would be something I could try for a bit and see how it went. I really need to get my head in the right place for anything right now.

    Today is Sunday...we always go to my moms for lunch. I will eat low carb/keto but will drool when she pulls out the apple pie.

    Starting weight 2/13/22 - 158.8
    Current weight 2/20/22 - 158.8
    First goal 150
    Second goal 140
  • Americanbabydoll
    Americanbabydoll Posts: 1,255 Member
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    Highest Weight 05/22/19: 276.8
    Starting Weight 10/31/21: 258.6

    Feb Weight 2/1/22: 234.8
    End of Feb Goal 2/28/22: 230.0
    2/20: 227.2

    Numbers for Yesterday:
    Steps: 4,242
    Cals: 970
    Carbs: 76g
    Water: 101.4
    I ended up only eating one meal yesterday because that's just the way my day turned out. I did my best to get enough calories in that one meal and it put me high on the carbs. Oh well, it was what it was.
  • melmerritt33
    melmerritt33 Posts: 1,071 Member
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    Thanks @maureli yes, I think exercise really helps our mental health as well as physical. Don’t stress about the weight, if you’re anything like me it will constantly go up and down and some weeks nothing will happen then there will be a sudden drop out of nowhere.

    So yes, I had muscles aching today that I didn’t know I had even used! But it was just a normal ache from working out hard, not a Fibro type pain so it hasn’t caused a flare up. My energy levels have been absolutely fine too. So I’m very happy with how this has gone. As I was aching I just did a short 20 minute walk today. Very excited to keep going and improving in my fitness journey.
  • NYPhotographer2021
    NYPhotographer2021 Posts: 510 Member
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    2022 ~ Feb 21 ~ 170.0 lbs

    Starting weight: 8/26/21 - 214 lbs
    9/30/21 - 204.6 lbs
    10/31/21 - 194.0 lbs
    11/30/21 - 185.8 lbs
    12/31/21 - 179.4 lbs
    1/31/22 - 176.2 lbs

    February 2022 Goals: Get down to 170 or lower
    Overall Goal: 150 lbs or lower

    I went country line dancing last night. For an hour and a half, I vined, shuffled, stomped my heart out. I can barely move today! And here's proof that it doesn't pay to exercise. You would think I would weigh less, not more. I got back late so I wasn't able to eat my calories back. Good thing because I'd probably weigh even more!

    I know. My muscles are holding onto water or whatever. Still, I can see why people give up. They put in the work and it doesn't pay off.

    Well, I'm going back Wednesday. It was fun even though I didn't know anyone. I'm trying to bring myself to get out there by myself. I've always been one of those people who don't like to do anything alone. Trying to break out of that shell. Friday I went to a wood burning class held in Lake George. There are a lot of things around here that I can do alone. Just not today! Today I rest!

    Have a great day!
  • tishsmith101
    tishsmith101 Posts: 1,607 Member
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    KCKO is all I got today. We did not have any activity this weekend (other plans) and I ate just one large meal each day. Expected to see something on the scale, nada. Back to the grind.
  • maureli
    maureli Posts: 722 Member
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    Feeling optimistic this morning. The scale looked good, and I feel like I had a really good day yesterday. All about what happens after supper for me. Today I will try to repeat!
    I recently got a ninja foodie so I'm going to try and figure out something for supper that I can cook in that. I'm still learning.
    @NYPhotographer2021 country line dancing sounds like a lot of fun, a great way to get some exercise in. Glad that you are going back, it will pay off even though it might not seem like it yet.

    Today I will do some sort of workout, not sure what it will be. Hope you all have a goo day!
  • Americanbabydoll
    Americanbabydoll Posts: 1,255 Member
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    Highest Weight 05/22/19: 276.8
    Starting Weight 10/31/21: 258.6

    Feb Weight 2/1/22: 234.8
    End of Feb Goal 2/28/22: 230.0
    2/21: 227.8

    Numbers for Yesterday:
    Steps: 2,862
    Cals: 1,116
    Carbs: 77g
    Water: 135.2
  • baconslave
    baconslave Posts: 6,980 Member
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    Scale is hovering a half pound back up at 178.6.
    Whatever. I did very well not eating too much this weekend. So yay for me. Just have to wait my silly body out. Time passes anyway.

    Happy Monday y'all!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,672 Member
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    Hi Everyone ... I hope everybody is doing good ..As for me I am still having headaches with occasional migraines (new med for migraines) I am about to head out for our 1st walk in ummm I don't know how long ...food has been on point ...water has been on point just need to work on the working out part and I will be good :)
  • melmerritt33
    melmerritt33 Posts: 1,071 Member
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    @NYPhotographer2021 that line dancing sounds really fun! Yes, your scale will go up, I think it is something about the muscles holding onto water. But it will go down again.

    Did 30 minutes on the exercise bike today, will have a rest day tomorrow. I seem to have got my diet spot on now, I’m working at a moderate intensity but no more weakness or dizzy feelings after my exercise.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,672 Member
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    Hi Everyone ... I hope everybody is doing good ..As for me I am still having headaches with occasional migraines (new med for migraines) I am about to head out for our 1st walk in ummm I don't know how long ...food has been on point ...water has been on point just need to work on the working out part and I will be good :)

    We walked 151 minutes... 6.03 miles ... hips hurt a little bit but not too bad
  • NYPhotographer2021
    NYPhotographer2021 Posts: 510 Member
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    2022 ~ Feb 22 ~ 169.6 lbs

    Starting weight: 8/26/21 - 214 lbs
    9/30/21 - 204.6 lbs
    10/31/21 - 194.0 lbs
    11/30/21 - 185.8 lbs
    12/31/21 - 179.4 lbs
    1/31/22 - 176.2 lbs

    February 2022 Goals: Get down to 170 or lower
    Overall Goal: 150 lbs or lower
  • tishsmith101
    tishsmith101 Posts: 1,607 Member
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    For 2/21/22
    SW 170
    CW 170
    GW 167

    Daily plank challenge ✔
    80 oz water daily ✔
    Under 60 carbs daily✔
    Movement ✔ strength and spin class
    Meal prep-❌ still not getting that done 😜

    Apparently the scale is unaware of or unimpressed with my efforts. At least it's a pretty sunrise this morning.
  • NYPhotographer2021
    NYPhotographer2021 Posts: 510 Member
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    Yeah, my scale was not happy with my efforts either. Doesn't matter, I'm pretty pleased. I decided not to stress about it. I know it's not fat, just water and water will get flushed out eventually.
    The sunrise was so pretty!! However, when I see all the red in the morning, I know that later we are going to be in for it. So prepare for something to happen weather wise. Yesterday was nice!