Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 186

quiltingjaine
quiltingjaine Posts: 4,332 Member
Round 186
May 7 - May 16, 2022

Please join us starting on 5/7, for JUST GIVE ME 10 DAYS, when we will begin Round 186!

Anyone can join us at anytime during the round.

Join us! If we stay mindful we can do this, you can do this.

Welcome back past members, welcome new members, let's keep each other accountable for another 10 days!

Here is what you do: Post your daily weight and add little comments along the way of how your day went. Post everyday to let us know how you're doing! Copy and paste the days in your response--tell us how much you lost and other non scale victories (NSV) you'd like to share.

FOR NEWBIES - I find it easiest to copy the dates to a document or note in my device and edit it each morning. Then copy and paste to the message board. MFP will return you to the spot on the board where you left off on your previous visit which is nice to know if you like to scan all of the posts.

👍👍This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE👍👍

SW:
Day/Weight/Comment
5/7
5/8
5/9
5/10
5/11
5/12
5/13
5/14
5/15
5/16
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  • BethE238
    BethE238 Posts: 222 Member
    Thank you, @quiltingjaine !

    5’7, female, 42 years old
    HW: 240 (1/1/2022)
    GW: 140ish?

    R185: 223.0-22x.x
    R186: 22x.x

    5/7:
    5/8:
    5/9:
    5/10:
    5/11:
    5/12:
    5/13:
    5/14:
    5/15:
    5/16:

    R64: 207.8-200.8 (-7.0lbs)
    R65: 200.8-200.6 (-0.2lbs)
    R66: 200.6-194.8 (-6.0lbs )
    R67: 194.8-193.6 (-1.2lbs)
    R68: 193.6-188.8 (-4.8lbs)
    R69: 188.8-185.6 (-3.2lbs)
    *******************************
    Back after unchecked thyroid issues . . .
    R184: 225.0-223.0 (-2.0lbs)
    R185: 223.0-22x.x
    R186: 22x.x

    Round 186 goals:
    📉 219.9lbs (get out of the 220s!)
    💧100+ ounces of water daily
    🥣 Stay around my calorie limit
    🤸🏼‍♂️ 1hr dedicated exercise 3x a week
    🧘🏼‍♀️ Meditate 10 mins everyday
    🥂 Minimal to no alcohol
    🔥 3k daily calorie burn according to Fitbit
    👣 10k+ steps a day
    🐶 Walk dog 1hr 5x a week
  • musicsax
    musicsax Posts: 3,221 Member
    Yes please, in for another round - last one before DS wedding :*
  • jedaschultz
    jedaschultz Posts: 673 Member
    Thanks @quiltingjaine for another round.

    Hi, I’m Debbie.

    I am 59 yr old, 5' 6" female from Missouri.
    OSW 213.4 (July 2012)
    Round 164 (Round 1) SW 206.6 RGW 205 EW 204 (-2.6)
    Round 165 (Round 2) SW 204 RGW 204 EW 205.4 (+1.4)
    Round 166 - I skipped this one. Husband started radiation. (+2.4)
    Round 167 (Round 3) SW 207.8 RGW EW 207.2 (-.6)
    Round 168 (Round 4) SW 207.2 RGW 204 EW 205.8 (-1.4)
    Round 169 (Round 5) SW 205.8 RGW 204 EW 206 (+.2) Thanksgiving
    Round 170 (Round 6) SW 206. RGW 204 EW 206.8 (+.8)
    Round 171 (Round 7) SW 206.8 RGW 204 EW 208.6 (+1.8)
    Round 172 (Round 8) SW 208.6 RGW 206 EW 207.8 (-.8)
    Round 173 (Round 9) SW 207.8 RGW 205’s EW 208.6 (+.8)
    Round 174 (Round 10) SW 208.6 RGW 206 EW 204.6 (-4.0)
    Round 175 (Round 11) SW 204.6 RGW 203 EW 207.4 (+2.8)
    Round 176 (Round 12) SW 207.4 RGW 205 EW 208.6 (+1.2)
    Round 177 (Round 13) SW 208.6 RGW 205 EW 206.2
    Round 178 (Round 14) SW 206.2 RGW 205 EW 205.8
    Round 179 skipped this one - traveling
    Round 180 (Round 15) SW 208 RGW 205 EW 210.2
    Round 181 (Round 16) SW 210.2 RGW 209 EW 209.2
    Round 182 skipped
    Round 183 (Round 17) SW 209.2 RGW 208 EW 208.2
    Round 184 (Round 18) SW 208.2 RGW 207 EW 210.2
    Round 185 (Round 19) SW 210.2 RGW 208 EW
    Round 186 (Round 20) SW RGW EW
    SW:

    Day/Weight/Comment

    5/7:
    5/8:
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    5/16:
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited May 4
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    ❤️Thanks Jaine! @quiltingjaine

    ❤Thanks! @musicsax

    Thanks Jackie! ❤@GrandmaJackie


    EMOJIS :smiley:

    *link to: get emoji ~ copy and paste emoji

    •MFP Forums Emojis

    •link to: emojipedia

    •link to: Full List of BBcode Colors

    •link to: bbcode random hex color code generator

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    link to: Waist to Height Ratio

    link to: Waist to Hip Ratio


    link to: Smart BMI Calculator

    link to: US Navy Body Fat Calculator


    Protein Calculator

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    Cucumber Detox Water Recipe

    All the CONS of Detox Water That You MUST Know 😉


    Lemongrass Benefits


    Parsley for Water Retention - Fresh Parsley

    Parsley for Water Retention - Dried Parsley


    The Benefits of Holy Basil ~ Tulsi
    Are you growing basil this summer? It grows like a weed. I can't use it fast enough!

    Dry Your Basil in the Microwave

    Add basil leaves to your water for a spicy drink or Make Basil Tea

    Do you drink dandelion tea? I drink it intermittently throughout the fall and winter months. I started drinking it four years ago to aid liver function.

    Dandelion Tea Benefits

    Monk Fruit Sweetener

    How to Fix Mineral Deficiencies on Keto


    Intermittent Fasting Patterns for Different Situations

    Seven Ways To Do Intermittent Fasting


    Jason Fung~Analysis of Carbs
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    ●Infused water for fluid retention

    ▪1/2 gallon purified water
    ▪1 cucumber sliced
    ▪2 lemons, sliced or juiced added to water
    ▪10 sprigs of parsley

    ■ Let it steep overnight or for at least 2 hours and drink it throughout the day.


    link to: *Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Drink
    Flush, Cleanse and Detox Water Recipe from SkinnyMS

    •Ingredients•
    1/2 gallon water
    6 wedges pink grapefruit
    1 tangerine, mandarin, or small orange,sliced
    ½ cucumber, sliced
    2 peppermint or mint leaves
    Ice

    •Instructions•
    ~Rinse grapefruit, tangerine, cucumber and mint leaves.
    ~Slice cucumber, grapefruit, and tangerine (or peel).
    ~Combine all ingredients in a half gallon pitcher. Allow the ingredients to sit for 2 hours for maximum benefits.
    ~Drink throughout the day.
    •Stir & Enjoy!


    Give Your Liver Some 💝 Smoothie

    •1 handful ~ *raw kale, any kale
    •1 handful ~ *raw spinach
    •1 cup ~ cilantro or parsley leaves
    •1/2 ~ large avocado
    •1/3 cup ~ unsweetened organic coconut milk (I use Thai Kitchen brand)
    •1 scoop ~ your favorite raw greens powder
    •Stevia, if you need to make it palatable
    •Water or decaf green tea, enough to make it drinkable.
    *or your choice of bitter greens. You can also add turmeric, lemon juice, berries
    ☃️
    8 Powerful Liver Detox Smoothie Recipes & Detox Ingredient Guide

    Castor Oil Packs
    How To Make A Castor Oil Pack
    Castor Oil Pack for Uterine Fibroids


    What is Berberine?

    Blood Sugar Busting ~ Berberine


    What I've been reading. Maybe it can shed some light on someone else's health and weight loss mysteries.

    8 Signs Adrenal Fatigue is Causing Other Ailments

    How Adrenal Fatigue Causes Weight Gain, Fluid Retention, Exhaustion

    Adrenal Fatigue Recovery

    Avoid This Type of Exercise if You Have Adrenal Fatigue

    7 Foods To Eat to Heal Adrenal Fatigue

    Bielers Vegetable Broth Recipe

    Suffering with knee pain? link to: knee pain explained

    🌷🌷🌷

    ●This is my breakfast oatmeal replacement on Keto.

    **Keto Seed Porridge ~ 1 serving
    5.2 net carbs ~ 333 calories

    ~1/4 tsp madagascar bourbon vanilla bean paste
    ~1 TB hemp seeds
    ~1 TB flax seed meal
    ~1 TB flax seeds
    ~1 TB chia seeds
    ~cinnamon ~ to taste
    ~4 ozs purified water
    ~1 TB heavy whipping cream
    ~1 TB almond butter

    **Mix first 7 ingredients in a small mason jar. Store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, pour into a small bowl. Stir in a little more water if necessary along with the heavy whipping cream and almond butter. Heat in the microwave or stove top. *Be sure to add a little more water if heating on stove top.

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    Flavor Profiles That Pair Well In Recipes

    Zucchini Recipes

    PBS~zucchini recipes

    iambaker~zucchini recipes

    gimmedelicious~zucchini fritters

    Country Living~65 zucchini recipes


    🌷
    FALL & WINTER RECIPES

    Fall Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm

    Healthy Fall Soups and Stews

    Healthy Maven~20 Warm Salads

    Healthy Hot Drinks

    SPRING & SUMMER RECIPES

    31 Easy Summer Salad Recipes

    Love & Lemons Salad Recipes

    Bonappetit Summer Salad Recipes

    BBC Good Food~Summer Soup Recipes

    Spoonful of Comfort~Summer Soup Recipes

    Taste of Home~Easy Summer Soup Recipes

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  • quiltingjaine
    quiltingjaine Posts: 4,332 Member
    @tiabirdie56 Tish, are you hiding from us?
  • kkay2345
    kkay2345 Posts: 58 Member
    I am in for this round! I will update my starting weight tomorrow. My goals are to try and lose one pound for each round and get 10,000 steps in a day.

    SW: 180
    GW: 145
    UGW: 130

    Round #186:

    GW for challenge:

    SW:
    Day/Weight/Comment
    5/7
    5/8
    5/9
    5/10
    5/11
    5/12
    5/13
    5/14
    5/15
    5/16
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,421 Member
    @quiltingjaine Many thanks.I’ll be here.
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,167 Member
    Thank you, @quiltingjaine !
    72 year old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion...
    ...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.
    Heaviest: 192.2
    Round GW: 147.0
    UGW: 132.2
    05/05 - 151.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...7.22 miles in 132 mins
    05/06 -
    Day/Weight/Comment
    05/07 -
    05/08 -
    05/09 -
    05/10 -
    05/11 -
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    05/15 -
    05/16 -
    Chris
  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,090 Member
    I'm here. Gotta make this round count.

    Thanks @quiltingjaine
  • kkay2345
    kkay2345 Posts: 58 Member
    SW: 180
    GW: 145
    UGW: 130

    Round #186:

    GW for challenge: 177

    SW: 178
    Day/Weight/Comment
    5/7
    5/8
    5/9
    5/10
    5/11
    5/12
    5/13
    5/14
    5/15
    5/16

    Updated with my starting weight and goal for this round!
  • SheilaBoneham
    SheilaBoneham Posts: 2,160 Member
    edited May 6
    Thank you, @quiltingjaine !

    🌷🌱🌹🌱🌷🌱🌹


    HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015)
    UGW - 135
    2022 Goals — 150; move more; eat mostly healthfully, no extremes; walk lots.

    📆 History

    R172 12/27/21: end weight 180.2. Moving Ave 181.1 (-.2). Ave calories 1721.
    R173 1/06/22: end weight 177.8. Moving Ave 177.9 (-3.3). Ave calories 1376.
    R174 1/16/22: end weight 178. Moving Ave 178 (+.1). Ave calories 1469.
    R175 1/26/22: end weight 179. Moving Ave 178.4 (+.4). Ave calories 1580.
    R176 2/05/22: end weight 179.8. Moving Ave 179.7 (+1.3). Ave calories 1594.
    R177 2/15/22: end weight 178.4. Moving Ave 178.3 (-1.4). Ave calories 1473.
    R178 2/25/22: end weight 178.8. Moving Ave 178.8 (+.5). Ave calories 1714.
    R179 3/07/22: end weight 178.2. Moving Ave 177.9 (-.9). Ave calories 1646.
    R180 3/17/22: end weight 180.2. Moving Ave 179.9 (+2). Ave calories 1823.
    R181 3/27/22: end weight 180.2. Moving Ave 180.5 (+.6). Ave calories 1762 (goal <1400).
    R182 4/06/22: end weight 180. Moving Ave 179.8 (-.7). Ave calories 1489 (goal <1400).
    R183 4/16/22: end weight 179.2. Moving Ave 179.3 (-.5). Ave calories 1482 (goal <1400).
    R184 4/26/22: end weight 180.4. Moving average 180 (+.7). Ave calories 1588. (goal <1400)
    Feb. 2015: highest weight 218.2
    2015: end weight running average 178.2
    2016: end weight running average 147.7
    2017: end weight running average 148
    2018: end weight running average 137.2.
    Extreme elimination diet (doctor prescribed) for diagnostic reasons, very low calories, then boom! Gained 40 pounds.
    2019: end weight running average 176.1
    2020: end weight running average 183.8.
    2021: end weight running average 179.4.
    2022: goal weight 155. UGW 135.
    .
    R185 5/06/22: end weight 179.6. Moving average 180 (+/-0). Ave calories 1820. (goal <1400).
    R186 5/16/22: goals—178; calories <1400.

    Day/Weight/Calories/Comment

    05/07 -
    05/08 -
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    05/16 -

    Goal for 2022-2023 Progress
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  • itsapizzaparty
    itsapizzaparty Posts: 46 Member
    R183 End weight: 147.1
    R184 End weight: 150.4
    R185 End weight: 150.7
    R186 End goal: 147

    5/7
    5/8
    5/9
    5/10
    5/11
    5/12
    5/13
    5/14
    5/15
    5/16
  • KayHBE
    KayHBE Posts: 692 Member
    SW - 212 Jan. 25.
    1st Goal - 199 ✅
    2nd Goal - 179 ✅
    3rd Goal - 175
    UG - 149
    Step Goal 50,000 at some point

    Thank you for the challenge and for the support.


    Day/Weight/Steps/Active Minutes/Comment
    05/06 ~ 179.0


    05/07 -
    05/08 -
    05/09 -
    05/10 - SO maybe home for a week and it's his birthday. Will try to hold ground!
    05/11 -
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    05/16 -



  • wakegrrl
    wakegrrl Posts: 143 Member
    I'll be here! Thanks, @quiltingjaine!
  • cybernurse251
    cybernurse251 Posts: 74 Member
    SW:
    Day/Weight/Comment
    5/7
    5/8
    5/9
    5/10
    5/11
    5/12
    5/13
    5/14
    5/15
    5/16
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 14,421 Member
    JGM10Ds -|- Round 186
    🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷
    🌷🌱🌷MAY 2022🌷🌱🌷
     🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷🌱🌷
    • In Maintenance since July 2019
    • Smart BMI - optimal weight.
    • Muscle/Fat %ages in normal range
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    Just because Covid restrictions aren’t compulsory doesn’t mean they’re not necessarily.
    People are still dying out there……… and the numbers are on the rise again.
    😷Take care! Stay safe!😷

    MAY focus:
    maintain weight < 140 (I have been maintaining since July 2019)
    Work on improving stamina, strength, flexibility, which may impact the scale
    I liked this so much I'm borrowing it.
    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180's; 170's; 160's; 150's; 140's; 130's

    🔹Posting weight and comments each evening.
    Stats
    Terri: Female; 76; Northern Ireland; married > 55 years; ex Maths teacher; volunteer group leader for U3A (University of the Third Age - life-long learning charity)
    SW: 227 (Mar 2014)
    LW: 136.4(Nov 2021)
    GW: < 140
    I am - MINDFUL - of making heathy choices
    to - MAXIMISE - the achievement of my goals!
    Giving up is NOT an option! I KNOW I am doing this!

    2022 Focus: Maintenance
    Maintain weight < 140
    Work on stamina, strength, and flexibility

    JGM10Ds ROUND 186
    Round 185 EW: 139.1
    Day/Weight/Comment
    07/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    08/05: xxx: Daily Habit
    09/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    10/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    11/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    12/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    13/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    14/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    15/05: xxx: Daily Habits
    16/05: xxx: Daily Habits

    Daily Habits - 2022
    Daily Habits Update - April 2022
    1. Log ALL CI/CO (Daily)
    2. Stay under goal (Daily)
    3. Balance macros/micros (Daily)
    4. Hydrate adequately (Daily)
    5. Choose healthy options (Daily)
    6. Steps > 7500 (Daily)
    7. Stretch before/after workouts
    8. 15+ minutes Cardio > 5 days a week
    9. 15+ mins Strength > 5 days a week
    10. 15+ mins Flexibility > 5 days a week
    11. Active hours > 6
    12. Practice self-care (Daily)
    13. Stay up to date with accounts (monthly)
    14. Mindfulness Practice/meditation ((Daily - morning/evening)
    15. 1 > 15 mins Declutter sessions (Daily)
    16. Be creative
    17. Purchase essential items only
    18. Read a book > 15 mins
    19. Work on ongoing craft projects
    20. Learn something new
    21. Develop Healthy Habits
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    THERE ARE NO QUICK FIXES OR SHORTCUTS to achieving permanent change.
    REMINDERS: One or two thoughts which might give heart to some of you.
    • Daily weight fluctuations are normal, and can be as much as 2 lbs a day for no apparent reason.
    • A general downward trend is what we are looking for.
    • Eating out can cause apparent weight gain because of high sodium levels, but usually goes quickly. Drinking extra water helps with this.
    • The human body does not react instantly to what we do to it. Sometimes it can take several days to see results.
    • Plateaus are a normal part of the process. The body is consolidating and adapting to your new way of eating/exercising.
    • The closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult it becomes to lose weight, as your body becomes more efficient at using what you feed it.
    • When you exercise you build muscle, which takes up less space than fat, so use measurements as well as weight to assess your progress.
    • Getting/Staying fit and healthy requires a lifestyle change for most people.
    Stick with the process. It DOES work! But it does take time, effort, and most of all, patience!
  • IsMollyReallyHungry
    IsMollyReallyHungry Posts: 15,343 Member
    @quiltingjaine - I am in again! Thanks so much.... I really appreciate these challenges and they help me so much. Thanks so much for the support and keeping them going! I will try to support as much as I can. Have a great weekend!
  • IsMollyReallyHungry
    IsMollyReallyHungry Posts: 15,343 Member
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    Round # 51 for me!
    SW: 366.0 (6000 step goal, goal to lose 2 to 3 lbs. each challenge, go to bed by 11:30, no eating out more than once every 10-day challenge)
    Day/Weight/Comment (previous day steps)
    5/07
    5/08
    5/09
    5/10
    5/11
    5/12
    5/13
    5/14
    5/15
    5/16
    Total lost this round: (0.0) (Goal this round: 362.4)

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    *One of my major goals is to get my BMI under 40 (260 weight) so I can have surgery on my knees*
    Round & annual Stats
    Round 64 - SW 373.4 EW 369 (-4.4)
    Round 65 - SW 370.8 EW 375.4 (+4.6)
    Round 66 - SW 376 EW 373.6 (- 2.4)
    Round 68 - SW 375.2 EW 377 (+ 1.8)
    Round 69 - SW 380.2 EW 382.4 (+ 2.2)
    Round 70 - SW 382.4 EW 378.8 (- 3.6)
    Round 71 - SW 378.4 EW 368 (- 10.4)
    Round 73 - SW 385.4 EW 385.4 (0.0)
    Round 74 - SW 384.0 EW 378.2 (- 5.8)
    Round 75 - SW 380.0 EW 377.8 (- 2.2)
    Round 76 - SW 377.8 EW 380.4 (+ 2.6)
    Round 78 - SW 390.4 EW 381.0 (- 9.4)
    Round 79 - SW 383.0 EW 379.6 (- 3.4)
    Round 80 - SW 383.8 EW 387.6 (+ 3.8)
    Round 83 - SW 392.0 EW 388.2 (- 3.8)
    Round 84 - SW 388.8 EW 386.8 (- 2.0)
    Round 85 - SW 387.6 EW 390.2 (+ 2.6)
    Round 86 - SW 392.8 EW 387.6 (-5.2)
    Round 87- SW 385.8 EW 389.0 (+3.2)
    Round 88 - SW 388.4 EW 395.0 (+6.6)
    Round 90 - SW 396.6 EW 394.0 (-2.6)
    Round 93 - SW 402.4 EW 400.4 (-1.6)
    Round 94 - SW 397.0 EW 396.2 (-0.8)
    Round 95 - SW 394.2 EW 394.8 (+0.6)
    Round 96 - SW 394.8 EW 389.6 (-5.2)
    Round 97 - SW 391.4 EW 395.8 (+4.4)

    Net change 2019 = SW 373.4 EW 398.8 (+25.4)

    Round 100 - SW 398.8 EW 394.4 (-4.4)
    Round 101 - SW 397.6 EW 394.8 (-2.8)
    Round 102 - SW 398.0 EW 393.2 (-4.8)
    Round 103 - SW 392.2 EW 393.0 (+0.8)
    Round 104 - SW 393.0 EW 391.4 (-1.6)
    Round 107 - SW 397.8 EW 392.0 (-5.8)
    Round 109 – SW 388.8 EW 387.6 (-1.2)
    Round 110 – SW 393.8 EW 391.4 (-2.4)
    Round 111 – SW 393.8 EW 395.0 (+1.2)

    Net change 2020 = SW 398.8 EW 395.0 (-3.8)

    Round 165 – SW 385.8 EW 387.8 (+2.0)
    Round 166 – SW 387.8 EW 388.0 (+0.2)
    Round 167 – SW 388.0 EW 388.0 (0.0)
    Round 172 – SW 384.6 EW 383.4 (-1.2)
    Round 173 – SW 383.4 EW 380.0 (-3.4)

    Net change 2021 = SW 385.8 EW 380.0 (-5.8)

    Round 174 – SW 380.0 EW 375.2 (-4.8)
    Round 175 – SW 375.2 EW 373.8 (-1.4)
    Round 176 – SW 373.8 EW 373.0 (-0.8)
    Round 177 – SW 373.0 EW 371.4 (-1.6)
    Round 178 – SW 371.4 EW 365.4 (-6.0)
    Round 179 – SW 365.4 EW 371.6 (+6.2)
    Round 180 – SW 371.6 EW 367.0 (-4.6)
    Round 181 – SW 367.0 EW 360.6 (-6.4)
    Round 182 – SW 360.6 EW 362.8 (+2.2)
    Round 185 – SW 370.0 EW 366.0 (-4.0)

    Net change 2022 = SW 380.0 EW 366.0 (-14.0) Overall goal: 22-30 lbs.
    My journey … "I May Not Be Where I Want To Be, but I’m Not Where I Use To Be!"
    In 2003 Weighed over 600 lbs.
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    In 2005 Weighed under 400 lbs.
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    In 2007 lowest weight after surgery 302lbs
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    My highest weight was 611 in 2003. Weight in 2004 before weight loss surgery was 580. Lowest weight after surgery was 302 in 2007. "I May Not Be Where I Want To Be, but I’m Not Where I Use To Be!"

    I joined MFP on March 27, 2010 weighing in at 388 pounds. I was re-gaining weight and stumbled up on it while trying to get back on track. I was determined never to see 400+ on that scale again for me.

    I have been morbidly obese all my life. I have a lifetime of mental and physical scars from obesity. In October 2004 I had Gastric Bypass surgery. WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) was the best gift that I could and did give to myself.

    Between 2008 and 2010 I gradually gained back 80 of almost 300 pounds lost initially after weight loss surgery. I never reached my goal weight of 200 pounds. I still managed to keep off over 65 percent of the weight I lost which is very good and I am very proud of my accomplishments since 2004. It has literally changed my life for the better on all levels. I am here to lose re-gained weight and to reach my initial goal weight. I am in no hurry. I am taking this one day at a time and I am in it for the long haul.

    Surgery did not fix the head. It is a good tool and the best gift I have given to myself, but it was not the easy way out as many people think. Once the honeymoon period is over after the WLS it is up to the patient to keep the weight off.

    On August 29, 2011-- I was admitted to Intensive Out Patient Eating Disorder Program to learn how to manage my binge eating disorder effectively. The program is wonderful indeed and will be instrumental in me reaching all of my goals. The focus of this program was how to eat and not diet. Weight loss was not a goal of the program. I actually gained 20 pounds in program. But I had to get thru a lot of stuff and my the time I was released I had stopped gaining. I was discharged from program on December 3, 2011.

    My tool is still working for me today. My head is still the issue. SO the struggle continues. I will never beat myself up again. I fight the fine fight faithfully and positively everyday. Because that is what will get me to my goals one day. Even though it may not show up on the scale every day -- Everyday I make progress one way or another just by showing up, waking up and trying.

    Giving up is not an option for me. Perseverance, Patience, & Positive thinking will help me reach my goals…… and the same is true for you too!! :smile: We have the power within us.
  • ashleycarole86
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