March - accountability month for challenge & support

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  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,843 Member
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    My name is Donna. I am 5’ 5” tall, 61 years old and from the Midwest USA. In 2016 I weighed 253 lbs. I am on a journey of health and to get back to the real me.
    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s



    Starting Weight (from February 28th): 198.2
    Goal: 193.2 (Five lb Loss)

    **************************************ONE DAY, ONE STEP, ONE DECISION AT A TIME************************************

    03/01…...196.6…..(Trend Weight 196.5)….. Good luck to everyone this round.

    03/02.…..197.4…..(Trend Weight 196.6)….. Late night snacks were over the top and just too much at once and at all.

    03/03.…..196.2…..(Trend Weight 196.6}….. The well company made an adjustment and we’re hoping the bladder is okay. So I didn’t have to put out the extra $900 yesterday. Let’s hope this works! An average day yesterday with food and exercise/movement yet there is a drop. I just keep bouncing back & forth and my inconsistencies are showing up on the scale with inconsistent weights. Perhaps that will speak to me loud enough.

    03/04.…..196.0…..(Trend Weight 196.5)….. I stress ate a little last night due to trouble with the 4 year old DGS. I’ve raised 4 children and have never seen anything like this. It’s no wonder my daughter is in the depressed, anxious and fragile state that she is in. Things have got to get easier for us in this house!
    03/05.…..198.2…..(Trend Weight 196.7)….. A whole new level of stupid. Yes, I am talking about me! Meals were very good. Snacks were over-the-top and likely related to boredom as I finally had a bit of time to myself.

    03/06.…..197.0…..(Trend Weight 196.7)….. My weight was sorta bouncing up & down on the scale from 197.0 to 197.4 but finally timed out on 197.0. It will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings. Clearly I am still going up & down so regularly that even my scale is confused (and that never happens!) Very low calorie burn yesterday due to online shopping all day. I’ll have to make an extra effort today to somehow get moving! Have a good Sunday everyone.

    03/07.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 196.8)….. Very good quantities yesterday but the choices weren’t the greatest. Lots of housecleaning movement. I turned a lazy day into something productive. I will make better choices today because obviously that and no TMI affected me.

    03/08.…..197.8…..(Trend Weight 196.9)….. I don’t think I’m eating enough or well enough at dinner. My snacks are reasonable (in most cases) but too many. Also, I’ve been staying up a bit later for time to myself (read, catch up on TV etc) so more time for snacks. I will have to plan better.

    03/09.…..197.8…..(Trend Weight 197.0)….. I kicked the handyman out earlier than usual. After having a friend visit for the early evening, I made dinner for a different family friend, DD and DGS. It was delicious and I kept my portions within good limits. It was a very nice day overall. Extra steps cleaning up that kitchen!

    03/10.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 197.1)….. No TMI and I know that would help the scale. A good day overall yesterday but very little calorie burn due to having company most of the day. Lots of time at the kitchen table.


    03/11.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 197.2)….. A much better well-planned day yesterday dietary-wise. Low level movement however. Sleep and bathroom duty both slightly better. No change on scale but it should be coming.

    03/12.…..199.2…..(Trend Weight 197.4)….. Ut oh. Looks like I’m going to get pretty hungry today because I will NOT go back to 200. Very odd though. Yesterday was another pretty good eating day honestly. I think this very low level movement is really hurting my efforts.

    03/13.…..198.6…..(Trend Weight 197.5)….. I had a super stressful day yesterday and today will not likely be much better. No sleep last night plus the loss of an hour due to daylight savings time. However, I had a good past few days and I knew it would catch up to the scale at some point. I appreciate the drop. It’s encouraging.
    03/14.…..198.2…..(Trend Weight 197.6)….. I don’t want to seem ungrateful. A drop on the scale is always welcomed and nice. But I am feeling like I’m wallowing around in the same mud hole lately. I’ve got to break this 198 thing and get going! I’ll be so happy this coming summer that I did! Come on Donna. You can do this!
    03/15……199.0…..(Trend Weight 197.7)….. A light breakfast, no lunch, out to dinner with son & his friend. Had a brisket sandwich, no sides, with water. 1 pc sugarfree candy last night. A gain! What has this yo-yo-ing done to my metabolism? Yikes….. Back to square one.

    03/16……199.8…..(Trend Weight 197.9)….. Well, I just can’t get much closer to 200 than this. Chinese yesterday. I have leftovers for today. Every other bite in my mouth will have to be carefully thought out.

    03/17.…..199.8…..(Trend Weight 198.1)….. No change in diet = no change on scale. I ended up taking my new tenant (from my brother’s cabin) out to dinner, which meant restaurant food, yet again. He is a young man on the Autism spectrum (like my son) who is venturing out on his own for the first time. He wanted a meeting to set the ground rules and to “adult”. His parents live on the same street so this could work well. It was hard to rent out this house that I had rented to my brother for so many years before his death. Today will be that leftover Chinese I didn’t get to.

    03/18.…..198.8…..(Trend Weight 198.2)….. TMI was helpful. Yesterday was not the best of days with left over Chinese and other things I could have done without. I did have more steps overall for the day.

    03/19.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)….. Up about 4 hours earlier than usual this morning and was guzzling coffee before I realized I forgot to weigh. A broken routine this morning in every way. It’s going to be a rough day with very little sleep.

    03/20.…..198.4…..(Trend Weight 198.4)….. Relieved. My diet was about the same (so-so) but I did get in my 10,000 + steps.

    03/21.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 198.3)….. My trend weight went down a touch and for that I am very happy. Up early posting this morning and then I will be doing a travel day which is much further than usual. I am picking up something from facebook marketplace which is between 3 and 4 hours away (each way). Taking my handyman and there will be lunch or dinner out mid-state. Lots of sitting today so I don’t expect it will be that great tomorrow on the scale, but I will just keep working on it.


    03/22.…..199.8…..(Trend Weight 198.4)….. Golden Corral for dinner during travel. I am aiming for a slim day today.

    03/23.…..198.8…..(Trend Weight 198.5)….. One pound down today which is probably excess water from the travel/restaurant weight. I did okay yesterday diet-wise. I made some good choices but there is still lots of room for improvement.

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  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,894 Member
    Height: 5'9" Age: 35
    Starting weight: 293 (1/28/2021)
    March SW: 176.4
    March GW: 169.2
    UGW: 168 (for now.. this was my first big goal of 125 pounds down, will re-assess when I get there in April!!!!!! :D)

    3/01 - 176.4
    3/02 - 176.2
    3/03 - 176.4
    3/04 - 173.4
    3/05 - 174
    3/06 - 174
    3/07 - 173.2
    3/08 - 172.6

    Week 1 results: -3.8

    3/09 - 171.2
    3/10 - 170.6
    3/11 - 170.8
    3/12 - 169.8
    3/13 - 170.6
    3/14 - 171.8
    3/15 - 172.4

    Week 2 results: -0.2

    3/16 - 173.4
    3/17 - 172.8
    3/18 - 171.6
    3/19 - 170.6
    3/20 - 167.4
    3/21 - 167.4
    3/22 - 167.8

    Week 3 results: -4.6

    3/23 - 168
  • Arc2Arc
    Arc2Arc Posts: 427 Member
    edited March 23
    Goals: Maintain Weight 178-182
    Log During Maintenance

    Oct. 2021 weight: 206.0
    Weight loss: 27.4

    3/01: 178.0
    3/02: 178.8
    3/03: 179.8
    3/04: 179.5
    3/05: 179.7
    3/06: 179.1
    3/07: 178.8
    3/08: 178.0
    3/09: 179.2 Salt day yesterday
    3/10: 178.1
    3/11: 178.9
    3/12: 178.3
    3/13: 179.1 DST earlier weigh-in
    3/14: 179.3 Calories well under Sat&Sun
    3/15: 180.2
    3/16: 179.0
    3/17: 178.8
    3/18: 177.9
    3/19: 178.8
    3/20: 177.7

    3/21: 177.8 Low even with muscle/exercise soreness. The last couple of weeks I’ve had exercise related water retention from new endurance routine. Wondering how it will play out.

    3/22: 177.6
    3/23: 178.6 Salty day, calories on track
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,720 Member
    edited March 23
    @Msmclane

    Oh yes, those muffins.
    I always figured that they were a healthy option. Especially when in airports.
    A Tim Horton's low fat low sugar muffin is an astounding 475 calories. Heck, that is 2 chicken breasts with potaotes and vegetables and butter.
    Yours don't sound too high in calorie, but anything that we buy "out" is usually double the calories of what we can make at home. 258 calories...is not too tough of a trade off to eliminate some other things that day in its place.


    I also didn't know about so many innocuous looking things until I began to track every bite in MFP. Really eye opening.

    3 chicken breasts = 240-300 calories approximately. - So much protein
    1/2 cup of egg whites (I buy the litre carton) = 63 calories. - So much protein, equivalent to 4 eggs I think.

    We all find things that are filling and delicious as we go about this journey.
    At the end of the day I am seeking to have a more healthy body. Changing eating habits is about being mindful about what we put in our mouths, and finding new options that we like or love.

    I would enjoy hearing about things that people are eating that are filling, delicious, and that fuel us in a positive way. Open to all suggestions!
  • TinaLeigh67
    TinaLeigh67 Posts: 578 Member
    My name is Tina, Height: 5'6" Age: 54
    MFP starting weight: 149.2 (3/30/21)
    February results: +1.4 pounds
    February end weight: 139.8
    UGW: 130

    3/01 - 138.2 (138.9 trend) got over 12,000 steps yesterday and stayed under calories
    3/02 - 136.4 (138.6 trend) not sure I trust this number. Kept calories under. Did not exercise or walk. Will see what tomorrow holds.
    3/03 - 137.0 (138.4 trend) calories under yesterday, over 12,000 steps.
    3/04 - 136.6 (138.1 trend) calories under yesterday but very lazy.
    3/05 - DNW - out of town with no scale. Trying to be good and not undue what I've done
    3/06 - DNW - no scale
    3/07 - 140.2 (138.9 trend) Wish I had a scale over the weekend to help me stay on track. Binge ate yesterday. Should be back on track today. Packed good food for the day and hoping to keep dinner under control
    3/08 - 138.6 (138.8 trend) did well with eating yesterday. Got a workout in. Slept well. It's a good day
    3/09 - 139.4 (138.9 trend) a bit of a binge last night. Hormones are not being nice to me right now.
    3/10 - DNW - didn't have the nerve to step on the scale. Could tell by the bloat it wouldn't be good. Daughter from college has been here this week and cooking for me. I have shown no control and am feeling it. It was nice to be taken care of for a change. She went back last night and I am ready to get back on track. Hopefully tomorrows weigh in isn't too bad
    3/11 - 139.2 (139.0 trend) too much snacking last night. Hoping to do better this weekend. Doubtful
    3/12 - DNW
    3/13 - 140.0 (139.3 trend) continuing to destroy any progress I've made over the past year. Knowing I'm doing it, and doing nothing to stop it
    3/14 - 139.2 (139.3 trend) hoping this is a sign of the week to come. Normally higher on Monday than Friday, but today is different. Determined to make this a better week
    3/15 - 138.4 (139.1 trend) - pleased with the number. Really wanted to snack last night but stopped myself. Wasn't really hungry, wasn't bored. Trying to figure out why I frequently have the desire to munch.
    3/16 - 138.4 (139.0 trend) - went over in calories yesterday. Happy no uptick
    3/17 - 137.8 (138.9 trend) - kept calories in check and took a 3 mile walk yesterday
    3/18 - 137.6 (138.7 trend) - don't understand the drop. Ate 1/2 a medium pizza last night. Not a wise thing to do going into a weekend. Oh well. Will try to do better today
    3/19 - 137.6 (138.6 trend)
    3/20 - DNW
    3/21 - 140.6 ( 139.0 trend) - rough weekend. Overdid it in a big way. Another week of fixing the weekend mess :(
    3/22 - 138.4 (138.9 trend) - watched my calories, drank lots of water and did some yoga
    3/23 - 138.2 (138.8 trend) - back to the weight at the beginning of the month. Goal does not seem attainable any longer, but hoping to still end with a little loss
    3/24 - 138.4 (138.8 trend) - sodium was a little high yesterday. Also had some wine that added more calories than I should have had. Planning better for today
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    Goal for month: 135
    Running monthly loss/gain: +0.2 pounds
  • MsMcClane
    MsMcClane Posts: 43 Member
    Hi! My name is Michelle, Height: 5'2" Age: 54
    Start weight: 176.6
    March goal: Being new to this, I am not sure what a realistic/do-able goal for two weeks would be
    UGW: 135

    Goals for the March: Track food daily. Get in 10,000 steps a day. Drink water(I find this task much easier in the warmer weather)


    19/03 - 176.6

    20/03 - 175.8 - Morning yoga - 7,076 Steps

    21/03 - 175.6 - Day 1 of Couch to 5K. Hubby now works from home, so we were able to do it together on his
    lunch. It. Was. Rough. I have not gone for a "run" in almost three years. Day two is suppose to
    be Wednesday but it looks like we may get hit with some nasty weather (freezing rain, winds, etc-
    ah, Canadian Spring :smiley: ) Activity: Morning yoga, 7,124 Steps

    22/03 - 174.6 - Morning Yoga, 7,394 Steps
    Baked some banana muffins this morning. Entered the recipe into MFP and discovered that the
    wee F'ers have 258 calories. Tracking really brings these things into the light.

    23/03 - 174.4 - Morning Yoga, 2172 Steps (low energy day)

    24/03 - 175.5 - Morning Yoga,
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,843 Member
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    My name is Donna. I am 5’ 5” tall, 61 years old and from the Midwest USA. In 2016 I weighed 253 lbs. I am on a journey of health and to get back to the real me.
    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s



    Starting Weight (from February 28th): 198.2
    Goal: 193.2 (Five lb Loss)

    **************************************ONE DAY, ONE STEP, ONE DECISION AT A TIME************************************

    03/01…...196.6…..(Trend Weight 196.5)….. Good luck to everyone this round.

    03/02.…..197.4…..(Trend Weight 196.6)….. Late night snacks were over the top and just too much at once and at all.

    03/03.…..196.2…..(Trend Weight 196.6}….. The well company made an adjustment and we’re hoping the bladder is okay. So I didn’t have to put out the extra $900 yesterday. Let’s hope this works! An average day yesterday with food and exercise/movement yet there is a drop. I just keep bouncing back & forth and my inconsistencies are showing up on the scale with inconsistent weights. Perhaps that will speak to me loud enough.

    03/04.…..196.0…..(Trend Weight 196.5)….. I stress ate a little last night due to trouble with the 4 year old DGS. I’ve raised 4 children and have never seen anything like this. It’s no wonder my daughter is in the depressed, anxious and fragile state that she is in. Things have got to get easier for us in this house!
    03/05.…..198.2…..(Trend Weight 196.7)….. A whole new level of stupid. Yes, I am talking about me! Meals were very good. Snacks were over-the-top and likely related to boredom as I finally had a bit of time to myself.

    03/06.…..197.0…..(Trend Weight 196.7)….. My weight was sorta bouncing up & down on the scale from 197.0 to 197.4 but finally timed out on 197.0. It will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings. Clearly I am still going up & down so regularly that even my scale is confused (and that never happens!) Very low calorie burn yesterday due to online shopping all day. I’ll have to make an extra effort today to somehow get moving! Have a good Sunday everyone.

    03/07.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 196.8)….. Very good quantities yesterday but the choices weren’t the greatest. Lots of housecleaning movement. I turned a lazy day into something productive. I will make better choices today because obviously that and no TMI affected me.

    03/08.…..197.8…..(Trend Weight 196.9)….. I don’t think I’m eating enough or well enough at dinner. My snacks are reasonable (in most cases) but too many. Also, I’ve been staying up a bit later for time to myself (read, catch up on TV etc) so more time for snacks. I will have to plan better.

    03/09.…..197.8…..(Trend Weight 197.0)….. I kicked the handyman out earlier than usual. After having a friend visit for the early evening, I made dinner for a different family friend, DD and DGS. It was delicious and I kept my portions within good limits. It was a very nice day overall. Extra steps cleaning up that kitchen!

    03/10.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 197.1)….. No TMI and I know that would help the scale. A good day overall yesterday but very little calorie burn due to having company most of the day. Lots of time at the kitchen table.


    03/11.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 197.2)….. A much better well-planned day yesterday dietary-wise. Low level movement however. Sleep and bathroom duty both slightly better. No change on scale but it should be coming.

    03/12.…..199.2…..(Trend Weight 197.4)….. Ut oh. Looks like I’m going to get pretty hungry today because I will NOT go back to 200. Very odd though. Yesterday was another pretty good eating day honestly. I think this very low level movement is really hurting my efforts.

    03/13.…..198.6…..(Trend Weight 197.5)….. I had a super stressful day yesterday and today will not likely be much better. No sleep last night plus the loss of an hour due to daylight savings time. However, I had a good past few days and I knew it would catch up to the scale at some point. I appreciate the drop. It’s encouraging.
    03/14.…..198.2…..(Trend Weight 197.6)….. I don’t want to seem ungrateful. A drop on the scale is always welcomed and nice. But I am feeling like I’m wallowing around in the same mud hole lately. I’ve got to break this 198 thing and get going! I’ll be so happy this coming summer that I did! Come on Donna. You can do this!
    03/15……199.0…..(Trend Weight 197.7)….. A light breakfast, no lunch, out to dinner with son & his friend. Had a brisket sandwich, no sides, with water. 1 pc sugarfree candy last night. A gain! What has this yo-yo-ing done to my metabolism? Yikes….. Back to square one.

    03/16……199.8…..(Trend Weight 197.9)….. Well, I just can’t get much closer to 200 than this. Chinese yesterday. I have leftovers for today. Every other bite in my mouth will have to be carefully thought out.

    03/17.…..199.8…..(Trend Weight 198.1)….. No change in diet = no change on scale. I ended up taking my new tenant (from my brother’s cabin) out to dinner, which meant restaurant food, yet again. He is a young man on the Autism spectrum (like my son) who is venturing out on his own for the first time. He wanted a meeting to set the ground rules and to “adult”. His parents live on the same street so this could work well. It was hard to rent out this house that I had rented to my brother for so many years before his death. Today will be that leftover Chinese I didn’t get to.

    03/18.…..198.8…..(Trend Weight 198.2)….. TMI was helpful. Yesterday was not the best of days with left over Chinese and other things I could have done without. I did have more steps overall for the day.

    03/19.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)….. Up about 4 hours earlier than usual this morning and was guzzling coffee before I realized I forgot to weigh. A broken routine this morning in every way. It’s going to be a rough day with very little sleep.

    03/20.…..198.4…..(Trend Weight 198.4)….. Relieved. My diet was about the same (so-so) but I did get in my 10,000 + steps.

    03/21.…..198.0…..(Trend Weight 198.3)….. My trend weight went down a touch and for that I am very happy. Up early posting this morning and then I will be doing a travel day which is much further than usual. I am picking up something from facebook marketplace which is between 3 and 4 hours away (each way). Taking my handyman and there will be lunch or dinner out mid-state. Lots of sitting today so I don’t expect it will be that great tomorrow on the scale, but I will just keep working on it.


    03/22.…..199.8…..(Trend Weight 198.4)….. Golden Corral for dinner during travel. I am aiming for a slim day today.

    03/23.…..198.8…..(Trend Weight 198.5)….. One pound down today which is probably excess water from the travel/restaurant weight. I did okay yesterday diet-wise. I made some good choices but there is still lots of room for improvement.

    03/24.…..198.8…..(Trend Weight 198.6)….. No change today. Diet was okay until the snacking. Snacks lower in calorie but too many. However, I made an actual effort to get in my 10,000 steps and I am proud of the progress there. Getting in movement and exercise has been almost impossible and had definitely made my efforts more difficult. Gotta eat so gotta burn calories every day!

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  • MsMcClane
    MsMcClane Posts: 43 Member
    When MFP gives a heads up about fat after making an entry, does it take into account "good" fats or do they treat the "good" and "bad" the same? I follow a plant-based, Mediterranean diet and nuts are one of the go-to's for protein.
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,720 Member
    MsMcClane wrote: »
    When MFP gives a heads up about fat after making an entry, does it take into account "good" fats or do they treat the "good" and "bad" the same? I follow a plant-based, Mediterranean diet and nuts are one of the go-to's for protein.

    I think that it is all fats that it measures. The pie chart shows the breakdown of the day of where we are getting our calories from.
    I agree that beans and nuts are good. I measure mine. 1/4 cup of beans added in to meals really helps my fibre numbers. 1tbsp of unsalted cashews is a nice snack for me although high in calories.

    Your carb numbers are likely pretty low on a Mediterranean diet?
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,720 Member
    Hi. I am Dawn. 61, 5'2"
    I joined MFP in October of 2018 and have lost over 50 pounds.
    My ideal healthy body weight is 110-118, so I have quite a long way to go yet.
    I have gained 10 pounds over the past year, so I first have to undo that.



    3/01 - 138.2 - Day 2 of a cleanse/reset
    3/02 - 137.0 - Eliminating: dairy, wheat, grapes, fungus (mushrooms etc.), sugar, and anything fermented like vinegar. Mostly missing my morning cream in my coffee, but I am way less bloated after my coffee than previously.
    3/03 - 137.2 - Getting slowly used to the copious amounts of brown rice.
    3/04 - 136.8 - Ended up having to work an unexpected split shift yesterday, so dinner was late. Not sick of brown rice just yet, jazzing it up as best that I can. I realize that I haven't eaten any meat this week! I will add some to my rice concoction for tonight. Honestly, cream of mushroom soup would have been so good in it, but sugar, mushrooms, and dairy are not on plan.
    3/05 - 135.8 - Day 6 of the 7? day cleanse, but on days off so no stress, and lots more time to eat nicely. Forgot to add meat to my brown rice yesterday, but there were so many other things in it. Maybe today.
    3/06 - 135.6 - Day 7 of the cleanse. I put unsweetened almond milk in my cinnamon infused coffee this morning. Yeah, still missing my coffee cream.
    3/07 - 136.0 - Not happy to see a rise. No change to my eating except for 10 calories worth of sugar free jello that I made 2 nights in a row. Out of herbs for the cleanse for 2 days, so maybe that? Tomorrow I will be going back to cream in my morning coffee, otherwise going to keep the eating plan for a few days longer, I have lots prepped.
    3/08 - 136.8 - Officially having some cream in my coffee this morning. However, it is 6% instead of my usual 10% (half and half). It tastes good, better than black coffee for sure, but considering I gave it up for 8 days I should have went with the 10 or 18%. 6% it will be for a week, 500ml, and I put 2 tablespoons in each of my 2 cups of coffee. I won't be adding wheat back in just yet.
    3/09 - 136.0 - Still basically eating the same as I was on the cleanse except for dairy. I had so much food prepped that was within the guidelines, and it is delicious. I am the opposite of most, I have been trying to add carbs albeit brown rice mainly. My fibre was dismally low and the numbers are better on my MFP tracker.
    3/10 - 138.2 - Ouch!! Right back to the beginning of the month. First time having salt (and peanuts) in awhile, I will eliminate it today and hope for a better number tomorrow.
    3/11 - 139.2 - Double ouch. I have re-introduced everything back but wheat since the cleanse, and it isn't boding well. I think that I am going to quit the brown rice and kind of go back to my normal work week food: grilled chicken breast and veggies. I did not resist the tablespoon of peanuts last night. I have to really think about how I was feeling when I had certain things eliminated.
    3/12 - 139.2 - Didn't get a chance for the forums, but did weigh. Catching up on the posts..
    3/13 - 136.4 - Well that was nice to see today. No rhyme or reason though.
    3/14 - 138.8 - All over the place. I had lots of workouts and activity yesterday, healthy food. Hope to see a drop tomorrow.
    3/15 - 138.0 - I am going to keep my tablespoon of spicy peanuts to once or twice a week instead of daily as part of my snack buffet. I had wheat in the form of one of those knorr pasta packets the last 2 nights, 1/2 cup to go with my meat and veg. I seldom eat pasta, it was a nice change.
    3/16 - 136.0 - Dinner will be late tonight because of work (every Wednesday). As usual, my weight is all over the place.
    3/17 - 135.8 - Hmm, unexpected, but I'll take it.
    3/18 - 136.0 - I tend to eat differently on the weekends, my days off. Really hoping that the weather improves so that I can get out to some trails and do some stuff around my house outside. TGIF.
    3/19 - 137.0 - Kind of expected, I had an indulgent night last night. Planning on lots of workouts here and there and a nice long walk outside today.
    3/20 - DNW, up at 3am drinking water, juice, and then coffee once I realized that I wouldn't be going back to bed and weighing when I got back up.
    3/21 - 138.8 - That is my weekend catching up, wings, nachos, cocktails etc. Too much salt I am sure, and not enough good stuff. I was well within my calories because I was so active, so hoping that it will drop back down over the coming days. Today's food is prepped and logged including snacks.
    3/22 - 137.4 - 9 days left of this month. I want this to be a month where I end up with a loss instead of a gain like the last bunch of months.
    3/23 - 136.8 - Glad to see that this morning. Long way to get back to 130.6 from 2021, but determined.
    3/24 - 137.4 - Late work night, late dinner and added snacks.
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    3/31

    March beginning weight: 138.2
    Goal weight (ambitious) 134.2
  • MsMcClane
    MsMcClane Posts: 43 Member

    MsMcClane wrote: »
    When MFP gives a heads up about fat after making an entry, does it take into account "good" fats or do they treat the "good" and "bad" the same? I follow a plant-based, Mediterranean diet and nuts are one of the go-to's for protein.

    I think that it is all fats that it measures. The pie chart shows the breakdown of the day of where we are getting our calories from.
    I agree that beans and nuts are good. I measure mine. 1/4 cup of beans added in to meals really helps my fibre numbers. 1tbsp of unsalted cashews is a nice snack for me although high in calories.

    Your carb numbers are likely pretty low on a Mediterranean diet?

    Beans are high in carbs. When Keto first came out, I looked into it but saw that beans were a no-no due to their carb count. The Mediterranean diet is the way for me. Found that those who live in the "blue zones" all follow a similar lifestyle in the way they eat, move and live. Great for inflammation as well. :smile: