April accountability month for challenge & support

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  • OhioLibrarian
    OhioLibrarian Posts: 27 Member
    My name is Greg, Height: 6'5" Age: 51.

    MFP starting weight: 266 (Feb. 6, 2022)
    April 3rd current weight: 245.2
    End of the month goal weight: 240
    Goal weight: 200
    Daily calorie goal: 2105

    My goal for the month is to follow my workout plan and not go over my daily calorie goal.

    I'm going to post daily logs of my workouts / calories eaten and my weekly weigh-ins.

    1st: Completed Hasfit 25 Minute Standing Low Impact Cardio Workout. Calories eaten:1868.

    2nd: Workout rest day. Calories eaten: ?. Up until dinner I had followed my calorie plan and had 1239 calories left for dinner. My wife and I went out to eat, so I chose to stop counting at that point.

    3rd: First weigh-in for the month: 245.2. Completed Hasfit 40 Minute Low Impact Cardio and Abs. Calories eaten: 1991.

    4th: Completed Hasfit 25 Minute Low Impact Cardio for Beginners. Calories eaten 1685.

    5th: Completed Hasfit 14 Minute Standing Abs Workout and 30 Minute Full Body Stretch Routine. Calories eaten 2094.

    6th: Workout rest day. Calories eaten 1872.

    7th: Skipped my workout today. Calories eaten 1738.

    8th: Hasfit 30 Minute Low Impact Cardio for Beginners. My wife and I went out to a local micro-brewery and with dinner, I went 27 calories over my daily goal. Calories eaten 2132.

    9th: Workout rest day. Calories eaten 1888.

    10th: Weigh-in: 239.8. Skipped my workout today. Calories eaten 1706.

    11th: Skipped my workout today. Calories eaten 1936.

    12th: Skipped my workout today. Calories eaten 1797.

    13th: Workout rest day. Calories eaten 1702.

    14th: Hasfit 18 Minute Beginner HIIT Workout. Calories eaten 2053.

    15th: Hasfit 30 Minute Beginner Strength Training Workout. Calories eaten ?.
    My wife and I went out for dinner so I stopped counting. Going into dinner I had 1058 calories remaining in my daily goal.

    16th: Workout rest day. Calories eaten 1889.

    17th: Weigh-in: 237.8. Hasfit 45 Minute Beginner Weight Training Workout. Calories eaten No idea…
    My wife and I got together with family for Easter and it was a foodfest. I did not bother counting calories.

    18th: Hasfit 30 Minute Standing Abs and Low Impact Cardio. Calories eaten 1902.

    19th: Hasfit 12 Minute Full Body Dynamic Stretching Routine and 12 Minute Beginner Weight Training. Calories eaten 1949.

    20th: Workout rest day. Calories eaten 2064.

    21st: Hasfit 20 Minute Standing Low Impact Cardio. Calories eaten 2051.

    22nd: Hasfit 30 Minute Beginner Weight Training. My wife and I went out for dinner so I stopped counting. Going into dinner I had 999 calories remaining in my daily goal. Calories eaten ?.

    23rd: Workout rest day and I went for a 15 minute walk. I also connected the Google Fit app to My Fitness Pal to track my steps. It tracked 6242 steps for 836 calories of exercise. I’m not sure about the app’s accuracy, that seemed pretty high to me. Calories eaten 1835.

    24th: Weigh-in: 235.4. Hasfit 20 Minute Standing Low Impact Cardio Workout. Calories eaten 2027.

    25th: Hasfit 20 Minute Dumbbell Arms Workout. Calories eaten 1955.

    26th: Hasfit 12 Minute Beginner Arm Workout and 15 Minute Better Posture Workout. Calories eaten 2066.

    27th: Workout rest day. Calories eaten 1815.

    28th: Hasfit 20 Minute Low Impact HIIT. Calories eaten 2068.

    29th: Hasfit 40 Minute Standing Abs and Low impact Cardio Workout. Calories eaten ?.

    Every Friday my wife and I go to a local brewery for a couple of beers and we split a food truck dinner. So, I’m going to eat light today to be able to go into dinner with as many calories available as possible.

    30th: End of month weight: 233.4. Workout rest day.
  • BittersweetVita
    BittersweetVita Posts: 463 Member
    January Starting Weight: 194.7
    February Starting Weight: 196.1
    March Starting Weight: 189.8
    April Starting Weight: 187.0
    April Goal Weight: 183.0

    Stats: 44 y/o female, 2x cancer survivor with Hypothyroidism dealing with menopause, plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, and rosacea - not to be used as excuses, but to be reminders of being kind to my body and accepting of its journey.

    Goals: Drink 96 oz. of water, daily stretching and PT exercise, start weight lifting, increase walking.

    4/01: 187.0
    4/02: 186.7 - Woo-Hoo! I nailed my calories yesterday. Off to a good start!
    4/03: 185.0 - A long day at work with no time to drink any water.
    4/04: 186.1 - Evening back out with increased fluids.
    4/05: 184.7 - Surprised by this number. Thinking I am still dehydrated.
    4/06: 185.2 - Evening back out again.
    4/07: 187.0 - I have no idea. Perhaps the extra carbs and sugar.
    4/08: 186.1 - Evening back out again.
    4/09: 187.4 - I pulled an "almost all-nighter" and ate many a carbs to stay awake.
    4/10: 185.8 - Evening out again, but I think I am still dehydrated.
    4/11: 187.0 - Bwahahaha. All I can do is laugh at this yo-yo effect. I've been on point.
    4/12: 186.5 - Lots of spring cleaning helping to burn some calories. Lol!
    4/13: 185.6 - I need to focus on drinking more water for sure.
    4/14: 188.2 - Stress-eating and not staying true to myself lead to this jump.
    4/15: 187.8 - Woke up feeling sick from overeating. I need to remember this feeling.
    4/16: 186.7 - I did well on calories and biked to/from work.
    4/17: 186.5 - I biked to work again.
    4/18: 187.5 - Easter dinner made by my husband with lots of calories and carbs.
    4/19: 188.4 - Ate Easter dinner leftovers. Not feeling well at all. Bloated.
    4/20: 188.5 - The big Easter meal and recent over-eating has thrown me off track.
    4/21: 187.8 - Good calorie day. Plan is to drink 1 cup of water before each cup of coffee.
    4/22: 186.1 - I was under calories and stuck to my water/coffee plan. Yeah!
    4/23: 187.2 - late night/early morning snacking while cleaning house.
    4/24: 185.6 - Very busy at work and only ate 1 meal. Dehydrated.
    4/25: 185.8 - Only had time for 1 meal again and am feeling dehydrated.
    4/26: 188.3 - I had a migraine. Went over calories and also over on carbs and sodium.
    4/27: DNW - (I did weigh, but forgot to log with the morning scramble. )
    4/28: DNW - (I did weigh, but forgot to log with the morning scramble.)
    4/29: 186.5 - Busy schedules this wee, lots of stress, lack of healthy foods in the house.
    4/30: 186.3 - My meals were crap yesterday, but I stayed at my calorie limit.
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,894 Member
    @OhioLibrarian Looks like your strategy worked!! Which food truck?
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,894 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

    Apr 30 - 165.4

    Total loss for April - 4.4

    See you in May!
  • TinaLeigh67
    TinaLeigh67 Posts: 578 Member
    My name is Tina, Height: 5'6" Age: 54
    MFP starting weight: 149.2 (3/30/21)
    March results: -2.8 pounds
    March end weight: 135.4
    UGW: 130

    4/01 - 136.6 (137.2 trend) had a little binge last night so starting the month up 1.2 pounds from yesterday. Way too much sodium. Hoping to flush it out today. Not pleased with myself
    4/02 - DNW
    4/03 - DNW
    4/04 - DNW - Completely spaced this morning. Probably best anyway. The weekend was full of foods I don't normally eat. Dog gone Peeps and Starburst jellybeans are on the shelves and I let my son talk me into getting some. Hopefully the scales aren't too bad tomorrow morning
    4/05 - DNW - too afraid. I have been eating mindlessly for days and I need to stop.
    4/06 - 138.0 (137.6 trend) glad it's early in the month
    4/07 - DNW
    4/08 - DNW
    4/09 - DNW
    4/10 - DNW
    4/11 - DNW
    4/12 - DNW
    4/13 - DNW
    4/14 - DNW
    4/15 - DNW
    4/16 - DNW
    4/17 - DNW
    4/18 - 139.8 (139.2 trend) - time to get back on track
    4/19 - DNW - had a sugar binge last night and too afraid to step on scales. Dinner should not be 3 Reese's eggs and a piece of cheesecake.
    4/20 - 138.0 (138.9 trend) better day yesterday
    4/21 - 137.6 (138.7 trend)
    4/22 - DNW
    4/23 - DNW
    4/24 - 138.4 (138.6 trend)
    4/25 - 137.8 (138.5 trend) this month is not going as I had hoped
    4/26 - 137.2 (138.3 trend) Slowly creeping down. Would love to end with at least my starting weight
    4/27 - 136.2 ( 138.0 trend) Dropped below my start weight. Not sure much more will come off before the end of the week. Messed up early in the month. Will possibly see more weight come off over the next few months. Having dental work done. Had a palate expander put in yesterday and it will definitely affect my eating. It took me over an hour to eat a piece of fish and some veggies last night! Can't get my tongue to the roof of my mouth so I am having difficulty swallowing. Have a feeling some pounds will be lost till this apparatus is removed in 6 to 8 months.
    4/28 - 136.2 (137.8 trend) Like seeing the trend number going down. Had spaghetti for dinner last night. Used a spiral noodle instead of spaghetti. The pasta kept getting caught above the expander bar. I couldn't get my tongue above the bar to get it out. Needless to say, I looked like a dog that gets peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouth and go crazy with the tongue trying to get it off. Frustrating for me but very entertaining for those that were at dinner with me :D It's going to be an interesting journey, LOL
    4/29 - 136.0 (137.6 trend)
    4/30 - DNW - not at home, no scale. My body didn't feel all bloated this morning as usual on a Saturday, so I'm really disappointed I don't have a scale. Hopefully I will start May out a bit lower than yesterdays weight.

    April Goal Weight - 133.0
    Running monthly loss/gain - 0.6
  • 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 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)…..
    04/24.…..204.2…..(Trend Weight 201.5)…..
    04/25.…..202.2…..(Trend Weight 201.6)…..

    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.…..202.4…..(Trend Weight 202.2)…… We are in the midst of the sanding of the kitchen and dining room renovation. Sand everywhere! There has been a lot more of carry-out dinners and local restaurant meals but I’ve been keeping the choices reasonable. To me, in this very small town, the local restaurant food is tiresome after 24 years here. It’s much easier to not over-indulge than when I go to bigger cities that have so many delicious and hard-to-resist choices. I love trying new things and that often gets me in trouble! Anyway, glad to see a nice drop today even after dinner carry-out (Mexican). I’m going to try to get more movement today but I dunno…. We’ll see how the schedule goes. My birthday is May 10th. I would love to give myself the present of being solidly under 200!

    04/30.…..203.2…..(Trend Weight 202.3)…… Very long travel today across the state. I won’t be home until late tonight. Low level movement and meals out = oh no!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,720 Member
    I am Dawn. 61, 5'2"
    I joined MFP October 28.18 at 191
    I averaged a 1 pound loss per month, so very slow.

    My ideal healthy weight by plugging in my numbers (height, age, measurements etc.) is 110-118

    I was close to the 120s in February of 2021 at 130.6.
    I was 131.1 in September of 2021. I somehow gained quite a bit since then, but in March of 2022 I did a cleanse to reset my body and eating habits and ended up with a small loss at the end of the month, the first loss in a long time.

    3/31 - 135.2
    4/01 - 137.4 - 2.2 pounds overnight?? I had a healthy and active day yesterday, so hoping that it is just a weird fluctuation. I am still going to use my EW from March as my start weight for this month though. No point (in my mind) of counting a loss if it is not cumulative.
    4/02 - 136.2 - Terrible day eating wise, I was so busy, then stressed, so basically didn't eat all day and then ate a bit but nothing nutritious. I will try to do better today.
    4/03 - 137.0 - Very early weigh in, I feel leaner than that. Up and down is normal for me though. I will get lots of activity in today, my day off, and will have time for healthy food prep.
    4/04 - 136.4 - Not a very good day for nutrition. Calories and activity were good.
    4/05 - 137.6 - ?? Such as it goes. Lots of workouts, good food choices.
    4/06 - 137.2 - Lots of workouts, good food choices, but very long workday and didn't finish dinner until midnight. Tonight will be the same.
    4/07 - 137.0 - It has been a busy work week for me with a couple of late nights. Food choices could be a bit better, but not bad overall.
    4/08 - 137.6 - Quite shocked by the jump, I awoke feeling quite lean and expected quite a drop today. My only difference yesterday was increased water. Maybe tomorrow : - )
    4/09 - 135.4 - Thank you all for the hugs yesterday. You would think that with 3+ years on MFP that I would be used to these fluctuations. I am okay to see a jump if I have had some indulgences, but when I am "good" consistently and keep seeing a rise I still get upset and demoralized by it. Today's weight was what I expected to see yesterday. Today I am going to have some indulgences, I will keep it under control and get lots of workouts in to mitigate it.
    4/10 - 136.4 - Up a pound, but expected it and am okay with it. I had nachos for dinner, so salt. Calories were within range. Having an indulgent meal is nice once in awhile.
    4/11 - 136.8 - On point yesterday, hopefully the last of the effects of nachos are showing up today and that tomorrow I will be lighter.
    4/12 - 136.6 - I thought that it would be lower, but better than yesterday, so I will take it.
    4/13 - 137.0 - I have been very "good", and creating good sized deficits from activity. Not happy to see this number this morning, nor expecting it. Trying to teach myself to take it in stride. Thinking that my body is a bit stuck around this weight, but going to keep working at it.
    4/14 - 135.8 - Another fluctuation, but this one is way easier to take.
    4/15 - 137.0 - Hmm, nothing different, but a jump nonetheless.
    Going to have spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight with salad. If I get lots of activity in I will have regular pasta, if not I will have Kanjac noodles which are like 5 calories for a big bowl. I very rarely eat pasta, I am a grilled chicken breast and veggies kind of eater. I actually can't remember the last time that I had pasta, maybe 4 years ago. Felt like changing it up.
    4/16 - 136.0 - I didn't even end up having spaghetti and meatballs last night. Maybe tonight.
    4/17 - 136.8 - Going to do some HIIT with weights today and get out for a nice hike/walk on a trail somewhere.
    4/18 - DNW - Ran out of time
    4/19 - 137.2 - I have been "good" but with working splits the amount of time between dinner and morning weigh-ins has lessened.
    4/20 - 136.0 - Still a ways to go to get back to my start weight, but that is the goal.
    4/21 - 136.0 - Very unusual for me to weigh the same 2 days in a row.
    4/22 - 136.4 - At this point I would be happy to get back to my start weight for the month, that could be a tall order considering how many days are left, but I will try.
    4/23 - 136.8 - Woke up feeling very lean this morning even though my weight shows an uptick. It was 5am and I needed a big glass of water, so weighed first. Just one day off this weekend, today. Planning on HIIT with weights and a nice trail walk/hike later weather permitting.
    4/24 - 138.0 - Quite a jump up, highest of the month so far. Not sure why, woke up feeling lean yet again this morning. I will take this one in stride. I was on point. Last split shift today and then I go back to normal day shifts, so hopefully eating at a reasonable time will really help to bring it back down in the week to come.
    4/25 - 137.4 - Last night was my last late work night, so planning on dinners at a reasonable time from here on in and hope that this will reflect on the scale. Keeping to my 500 cal deficit each day, but the time of day (very late eating) must be factored in for me personally, I think that is what has made the difference.
    4/26 - 135.4 - Huh? I'll take it : - ) I feel like almost all of us have dropped a bit of weight this last 2 days, lol, knowing that it is the end of the month. At this stage I would be happy to get back to my start weight for the month. I sure have been working on it.
    4/27 - DNW, up at 3am drinking water and then coffee. I thought that I might be able to go back to sleep, but felt happy to be up. Didn't want to punish myself by stepping on the scale with a bunch of liquid in me : - )
    4/28 - 135.2 - Glad to be back to the start weight for this month with only two days left lol. Going to do my best to hold it here or maybe even lose an ounce.
    4/29 - 134.2 - I have had 2 days this week where I burned more calories than I even ate! So on top of my workouts and pedometre from waitressing I have been spending hours and hours trying to get the garden going. Lots of squats, lunges, pushing, pulling, bending. I just set a stopwatch when I begin. Hours and hours yet to do over the next week. 2/3 of my pea garden is tilled, turned over and planted. I will finish it and get started on the potato garden (which usually takes me a whole week) this weekend. It doesn't burn a whole lot each hour, but many hours add up.
    4/30 - 135.0 - Great night out. It was the opening night of a new show at the theatre, so there was champagne and cake with a meet the actors and creators.

    Start weight 135.2
    Goal weight 133.2
    End weight 135.0

    Lost 0.2, but okay with that. First month in a long time not to be showing a gain at the end of it.
  • mthomas0228
    mthomas0228 Posts: 515 Member
    Height 5'4" Age:52
    Ultimate Goal Weight 127-134 lbs.

    April Start Weight: 189.4 lbs.
    April Goal Weight: 182.4 lbs.
    April Goals: Running 3 x per week, Work on core/hip strength, Mindful Way of Eating, Daily Accountability

    4/01- 189.4 lbs. Rest Day...not great with calories today
    4/02- 189.2 lbs. Nice Running Day + 30 minutes of core/hip strength training
    4/03- 189.2 lbs. Active Recovery Day planned + doing some household organizing & menu planning for the week ahead.
    4/04 -188.9 lbs. Easy day yesterday, good food choices & into bed early (early for me at least). Good way to start this new week! Lots of rain expected this week (after today) which will cause some shuffling to my running plans but hoping for the best!
    4/05 - 188.4 Good running day yesterday + 30 minutes of core/hip strength training. Very little sleep last night, due to aching joints but surprising feel okay this morning. This is the last sunny day this week before the rainy days start but this is an active recovery day for me, so won't get to enjoy the good running weather instead have a short body strength workout planned and lots of yoga stretching.
    4/06 - 188.2 Went to bed super early last night, which was much needed! Being overtired yesterday, led to ordering pizza instead of cooking my planned dinner, but I was mindful of what I was eating and logged it and stayed within my calorie range. Yesterday was an active recovery day so worked on agility & balance strength movements and yoga-based stretches for hips and hamstrings. Waiting for the rain to ease up today, and then I'll get a run in.
    4/07 - 188.2 Really thought there was going to be a big drop on the scale this morning, maybe tomorrow! Feels like a whoosh is coming :) Today is a non-running cardio day + maybe some weight training.
    4/08 - 188.2
    4/09 - 188.2
    4/10 - 187.7
    4/11 - 187.5
    4/12 - 187.5
    4/13 - 187.2
    4/14 - 187.2
    4/15 - 187.1 Was out of town for spring break, got my workouts in but need to be back making better food choices. Today is a beautiful running day!
    4/16 - 186.8 Fairly easy day yesterday, made the right choices with food/drink/exercise. Need to refocus back on getting more sleep, which means getting to bed earlier.
    4/17 - 186.8 I've pre-logged my Easter foods for the day and I'm in good shape calorie wise - just need to stay within the serving amounts that I've logged (that's the hard part!) It's a running day today, so at least there are some extra exercise calories coming if needed (I don't normally eat those back).
    4/18 - 187.3 Slight uptick on the scale this morning, likely from the higher sodium foods from Easter. Keeping to the plan and upping my water intake today, should drop right back down.
    4/19 - 186.8
    4/20 - 186.4 Chilly but beautiful running day today. Woke up with very stiff calf muscles, so lots of dynamic stretches today as well.
    4/21 - 186.4
    4/22 - 186.2 I skipped one of my running days earlier this week, so playing catch-up and running 2 days in a row this weekend, we'll see how my body likes that. Let's finish the month strong next week!
    4/23 - 186.0
    4/24 - 184.6 Full but relaxing day planned + need to meal plan and grocery shop... off to pre-log my dinner, think it is a higher caloric one so need to be mindful for the rest of the day.
    4/25 - 184.3 Successful day yesterday keeping within my calorie range and not going over with the dinner I made. Worked in the garden, went on a run, a nice Sunday! Today is an active recovery day, maybe a walk or some yoga planned.
    4/26 - 184.3
    4/27 -184.2
    4/28 -184.2
    4/29 -184.2
    4/30 -184.2 Total loss of 5.2 lbs this month. On to next month....
  • river49
    river49 Posts: 99 Member
    Hi, hope we all have a great month! My name is Beth, Height: 5'3" Age: 60
    April GW = 167
    31/03 - 170.5
    01/04 - 171.0
    02/04 - 171.5
    03/04 - 170.0
    04/04 - 169.5
    05/04 - 168.5
    06/04 - DNW
    07/04 - 168.5
    08/04 - 172.0
    09/04 - 171.0
    10/04 - 170.0
    11/04 - 169.5
    12/04 - 169.5
    13/04 - 168.5
    14/04 - 169.0
    15/04 - 168.0
    16/04 - DNW
    17/04 - DNW
    18/04 - DNW
    19/04 - 170.5
    20/04 - 172.0
    21/04 - 170.0
    22/04 - 169.5
    23/04 - 170.5
    24/04 - 171.5
    25/04 - 170.0
    26/04 - 169.0
    27/04 - 168.5
    28/04 - 168.5
    29/04 - 167.5
    30/04 - 169.0 (Disappointing finish but still down 1.5 lbs over the month - see you in May!)
  • OhioLibrarian
    OhioLibrarian Posts: 27 Member
    edited May 1
    @OhioLibrarian Looks like your strategy worked!! Which food truck?

    @ashleycarole86 They switch them up. The two that we've tried is Southern Comfort Food and Southern BBQ. Its a fun treat after working all week. :)
  • aliru108
    aliru108 Posts: 77 Member
    Hello again, everyone!!

    My name is Ana. Some months after my late husband passed away in 2011 I was at my highest weight (180 lbs). Using MFP I was able to get back to a healthy weight through diet and exercise and I kept it off for years. Unfortunately, the pandemic has messed me up in varied and profound ways that led to a Dr's visit on 06.16.21  where I learned that I was back up to 156.4 lb. I am back to the MFP community to make myself accountable for my own health.
    My plan for this month is: calorie deficit (zig zag) but putting nutrition first. I'll try my best to plan yummy foods and be mindful of portions when indulging. I will exercise at least 5x a week and will try my best not to snack and to walk. Good luck to me and to all of you! 💖

    Highest Weight 2011: 180 Lbs
    2021 Highest (June): 156.4 Lbs
    April Start/End: 134.4/134.6 (+0.2)
    Ultimate goal: Be fit and at a healthy weight.

    04/02: 134.2 (-0.2) Back to February's weight so it's like March was maintenance month. Not the change I wanted, but I also know that it takes time for last week's efforts to be reflected in loss, especially after almost a month of suboptimal circumstances. I am committed, however, to continue my journey and to own my slacking weeks as well as my big effort weeks.
    I am actually happy with what I've achieved and with the way I look. Even though I'd like the bit of flabby belly to go away right now, my main goal is to get rid of internal fat for health reasons rather than esthetics.
    I don't know if the reason why I'm slacking my efforts is the loss of my dad or the "I feel good with myself" situation, maybe both. But whatever the reason, I want to be healthier and I'll keep my promise to myself of working on being healthier for exactly 1 year, which is coming up in a few months. So... gotta work it!

    02/09: 133.6 (-0.6) Yay me! To be honest, I was disappointed when I did the conversion to kilos but now I realize that I did well. Last week I walked more but didn't formally work out a single day. I'm still finding it difficult to get back to the groove.
    I've been up for 3 hours and still haven't managed to exercise and I want to change that. I want to feel, when I achieve my goal in July, that my result is the best that I could have got. I don't want to think: "What if I had actually tried my very best?" in preparation of that foreseeable situation, I want to pick up my efforts. I have 4 months. Losing 0.5 Lb a week would take me right where I wanted when I first started, but right now it's more about doing my best than anything. Is that good or bad to be demanding of myself? I don't know. I just know that today is cheat day and I also "demand" of myself to make it a good one, lol.

    09/26: 135.2 (+1.6) It's been two weeks since I've made a post.
    The week before last I forgot to weigh in before drinking a massive glass of water and then forgot to do it on Sunday, etc... 😅
    I did weigh in last Saturday, though. It was a gain even though I've been sticking to the plan for the most part so I decided to wait and see if Sunday it'd change, but it just went up 🙆‍♀️
    So, last Saturday I was at 135 Lb (+1.4 from two weeks ago!), Sunday 135.2, Monday was 135.8 and today 135.2 lb.
    I am totally confused because I truly feel leaner and I'm slowly going back to my regular exercise schedule... I feel like 133 y'all! 🤣
    I am trying to figure out if the cause of this is:
    A ) scale is crazy
    B ) water retention (Mexican on Sat/Sun)
    C ) weight fluctuations from TOM last week
    D ) last week's high protein not-so-high fiber intake
    E ) all of the above

    Please note that in none of those scenarios I'm at fault... Interesting 🤔

    05/01: 134.6 (-0.6) Very disappointed with this month. On Friday the number was 134.2, but still... At the end of two months the balance is that I gained 0.2 LB... It makes me think that there's no point to the effort if there's been 2 months and the only change in sight is a gain! I'm just very disappointed 😔
    I will keep on going till the end of my preset goal but I'm not very motivated. I'm feeling more like I want to get this out of the way... I'm hoping that by then I have something better to show up for my efforts...

    Sending my best wishes to everyone!

    -A

    Goals for the week:
    2. Put nutrition to the forefront
    3. Listen to my satiety cues
    4. Sleep at least 7 hrs every night
    5. Morning exercise 4-5x/week
    6. Try my best to walk 3-4x/week

    REMINDER TO SELF:
    Highest Weight, 2011: 180 Lbs (81.6 Kilos)
    MFP Start: 175 Lbs (79.4 Kilos)
    Current Weight: 134.2 Lbs (60.9 Kilos)

    2022 LOSS: 4.8 Lbs (2.18 Kilos)
    January Start/End: 139.6 / 137.6 (- 2.0)
    February Start/End: 137.6 / 134.2 (-3.4)
    March Start/End: 134.2 / 134.4 (+0.2)
    April Start/End: 134.4/134.8 (+0.2)

    2021 LOSS: 16.8 Lbs (8.3 Kilos) So proud!!
    June Start/End: 156.4 / 151.8 (- 4.6)
    July Start/End: 151.8 / 148.4 (- 3.4)
    August Start/End: 150.2 / 146.4 (- 3.8)
    September Start/End: 146.4 / 141.2 (- 5.2)
    October Start/End: 141.2 / 138.4 (- 2.8)
    November Start/End: 138.4 / 138.8 (+ .4)
    December Start/End: 138.8 / 139.6 (+ 0.8)