April accountability month for challenge & support

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member
    @Msmclane

    Walking is really good, stretches out our bodies, circulates our blood.

    As for workouts, I do Fitness Marshall every day and a few other things. Fitness Marshall are 3 minute songs, so some days I do 1 or 2, other days I do 10 or more of them. I fit them in here and there, including on my phone at work if it is slow lol.

    @deepwoodslady likes them too, but can't do them right now.

    They are challenging learning the movements, but I find that after about five times having tried the same song that I get the choreo and then...just dance : - ) It definitely is a rest for my mind too, because it takes some concentration to follow them.

    Here are a few that I am very fond of:



    Saweetie



    Saweeti and Doja Cat



    Dua Lipa



    Post Malone (this one is just over 2 minutes, but super fun)



    Quick fix for oxygen to the brain. 5 hours later I feel limber and very glad that I got some in.
  • nikkit321
    nikkit321 Posts: 1,421 Member
    MsMcClane wrote: »
    This time around, I believe I shall focus on moving more. I do try to get out and walk but I recognise that I need to do more. What though? I have to figure out what I like because doing something that I don't enjoy will not have staying power. What are some things that you enjoy? Do you do it alone, with a buddy, in a group or all of the above?

    Also, is anyone interested in being MFP or Fitbit buddies? :smiley:



    I sent you a MFP friend request, but I'm not on Fitbit.

    I'm a pretty solo exerciser, I use it as stress relief and a time to think (or not think). Although I do enjoy a walk & talk with a friend as well, it's not my main form of exercise. I like to run, there's something about the rhythm of the breath and the foot fall that helps with stress. You might try signing up for an exercise class at the gym and try it, talk to your neighbors and see if anyone is interested in walking together. The perfect exercise is the one that you enjoy and will stick with.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,849 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 March 31, 2022): 199.6
    Goal: 194.6 (Five lb Loss)

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

    04/01…...199.8…..(Trend Weight 199.4)…..
    04/02.…..198.6…..(Trend Weight 199.6)…..
    04/03.…..199.8…..(Trend Weight 199.6}…..
    04/04.…..198.2…..(Trend Weight 199.5)…..
    04/05.…..198.8…..(Trend Weight 199.4)…..
    04/06.…..199.6…..(Trend Weight 199.5)….. 04/07.…..DNW…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)…..
    04/08.…..204.0…..(Trend Weight 200.2)…..

    04/09.…..202.0…..(Trend Weight 200.4)…..
    04/10.…..199.8…..(Trend Weight 200.3)…..
    04/11.…..201.8…..(Trend Weight 200.5)…..
    04/12.…..200.8…..(Trend Weight 200.5)…..
    04/13.…..202.8…..(Trend Weight 200.7)….. 04/14.…..203.8…..(Trend Weight 201.3)….. 04/15……203.0…..(Trend Weight 201.2)….. 04/16……201.8…..(Trend Weight 201.3)…..
    04/17.…..203.4…..(Trend Weight 201.5)…..
    04/18.…..204.4…..(Trend Weight 201.8)…..
    04/19.…..199.2…..(Trend Weight 201.5)…..
    04/20.…..200.8…..(Trend Weight 201.5)…..
    04/21.…..200.8…..(Trend Weight 201.4)…..
    04/22.…..200.2…..(Trend Weight 201.3)…..

    04/23.…..200.6…..(Trend Weight 201.2)….. I’m very happy to see my trend weight going down. Scale up a bit today but I feel very bloated. Diet choices were good yesterday but calorie burn was low level.

    04/24.…..204.2…..(Trend Weight 201.5)….. 3.6 lbs overnight gain because of dinner out. WTH? Rotiss chicken breast, a side of pasta, a side of cottage cheese. 2 Oatmeal raisin cookies. Not exactly a diet meal but over 3 ½ pounds? Okey dokey. Bad weather has already started for the day. Rain, thunderstorms, hail expected and possible tornado watches today. I guess I’ll be inside.

    04/25.…..202.2…..(Trend Weight 201.6)….. I closed all my fitbit rings for the first time in awhile. Extra large calorie burn overall and plenty of steps. Diet was just so-so and exercise wasn’t exactly structured but I’m happy to see it dropping back down. Time to get out of the 200 prison I’m in.

    04/26.…..202.2…..(Trend Weight 201.6)…… Better diet but low level movement. Very restricted with this middle of house new drywall and sanding going on. Travel today with my 77 year old friend several hours each way to get her to her neurology appointment for essential tremors. Lunch/Dinner will be out.

    04/27.…..204.4…..(Trend Weight 201.9)…… Travel yesterday with no shopping/walking. Very little natural calorie burn and Golden Corral for dinner. Yep, that’ll do it! Gotta really watch my P’s and Q’s today!

    04/28.…..204.2…..(Trend Weight 201.1)…… A small drop even though dinner was out with my son, his friend and friend’s mother. A nice simple meal that didn’t go over the top.


    04/29.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……
    04/30.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……

  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,908 Member
    April Start Weight (from Mar 30) 169.8
    April Goal Weight 165

    Apr 1 - DNW
    Apr 2 - DNW
    Apr 3 - 169
    Apr 4 - DNW
    Apr 5 - DNW
    Apr 6 - DNW
    Apr 7 - 171.6
    Apr 8 - 172.8

    Week 1 - Gained 3

    Apr 9 - 173
    Apr 10 - 172.4
    Apr 11 - 173.6
    Apr 12 - 172.4
    Apr 13 - 170.8
    Apr 14 - 168.8
    Apr 15 - 167.2

    Week 2 - Lost 5.6

    Apr 16 - 167.6
    Apr 17 - 167.6
    Apr 18 - 168.6
    Apr 19 - 167.6
    Apr 20 - 167.6
    Apr 21 - 166.4
    Apr 22 - 165

    Week 3 - Lost 2.2

    Apr 23 - 167.2
    Apr 24 - 167
    Apr 25 - 166.8
    Apr 26 - 166.4
    Apr 27 - 166.4
    Apr 28 - 166
    Apr 29 - 167.2

    Week 4 - Gained 2.2

    MTD - Lost 2.6