May 2022 accountability month for challenge & support

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  • 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: Hang in there! I will exercise at least 5x a week and will try my best not to snack and to walk to work 4x a week. Good luck to me and to all of you! 💖

    Highest Weight 2011: 180 Lbs
    2021 Highest (June): 156.4 Lbs
    May Progress: 134.6 / 134.2 (-0.4)
    Ultimate goal: Be fit and at a healthy weight.

    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 😔
    Still wondering if my scale is just crazy bur don't want to buy a new one... We'll see..
    I will keep on going and make an effort 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...

    05/14: 134.2 (-0.4)
    So... Not even half a pound lost.
    In 2 weeks.
    Not happy at all.
    Last week the number was exactly the same as 05/01 so I guess it's more of a 0.4 loss in 1 week.
    At this point, I'd need to loose 2lb a week to reach the goal I had set up for last year... I think that once I gave my body a rest in Nov and Dec of last year, the loss stalled no matter what I did after that...
    I have 10 lbs to lose and they are mostly located on my stomach and a little bit on my legs. And I'm not saying I want to be on the lowest weight for my height. I'm talking right in the middle of it. I'm Mexican so I think it is a cultural thing that we don't like to be too skinny... But I digress. What I'm trying to say is that those 10 lb shouldn't be so hard to get rid of!! Right?? (this is the part where everyone agrees and we conclude that the world is against my weight loss efforts and none of it is my fault even though I had half a brie for mother's day and a slice of pizza late last night)
    I wonder if I should change my strategy from calorie deficit to something else that doesn't include being hungry, because that, I just can't do... lol
    I'm looking for positives. I noticed yesterday that what used to be my tightest pants last year (tight as in: I can't button up without bursting out my muffin top) fit a little looser than last month and the tops that used to make me feel constricted are now very comfortable. It's all very confusing! Maybe I'm focusing too much on the number, but I'm telling you guys, it's definitely NOT that I have gained muscle because-even though we have all agreed that none of it it's my fault-I haven't exercised all that much 😬
    OK... I think I found the culprit... I guess I should get right to the mat then...

    Sending love to all who agreed with me, which is of course, 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)
  • aliru108
    aliru108 Posts: 77 Member
    edited May 14
    PS. I hear you, @TinaLeigh67. I'm constantly worried about what's going to happen when I stop calorie deficit. If there's no change in my body weight as it is, what's going to happen when I can consume 500 calories extra?? It freaks me out! But I also know that that's the road to eating disorders so I have to be brave and trust that I have learned enough to make smart food choices.
    Thanks for the support. Stay strong!!
    -A
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,908 Member
    My name is Ashley, Height: 5'9" Age: 35
    MFP starting weight: 293 (1/28/21)
    May Start Weight: 165.8
    May Goal Weight: 163.8
    UGW: Maintenance range of 160-165

    May 1 - 165.8
    May 2 - 165.6
    May 3 - 167
    May 4 - 167.8
    May 5 - 169.4
    May 6 - 170
    May 7 - 169
    May 8 - 167.6

    Week 1 result: Gained 1.8

    May 9 - 164.6
    May 10 - 164.4
    May 11 - 165.2
    May 12 - 164.6
    May 13 - 161.8
    May 14 - 163.8
    May 15 - 164.6

    Week 2 result: Lost 3
  • TinaLeigh67
    TinaLeigh67 Posts: 578 Member
    My name is Tina, Height: 5'6" Age: 54
    MFP starting weight: 149.2 (3/30/21)
    April results: -0.6
    April end weight: 136.0
    UGW: 130

    05/01 - DNW - out of town, no scale. Tomorrow will be my start weight for May.
    05/02 - 135.6 (136.9 trend) first weekend in a long time that I did not gain weight!
    05/03 - DNW - day off from work and woke up late. Like to weigh at same time every day.
    05/04 - 135.2 (136.5 trend)
    05/05 - 135.0 (136.3 trend) palate apparatus is wreaking havoc. I have a nice sore on my tongue that won't go away so it is slowing my eating down a bit. Hoping it heals soon. A little upset at the orthodontist office for not being completely truthful. They claimed this would just be "uncomfortable" until I became accustomed to it in a few days. Nothing about sores and pain. Oh well, this too shall pass
    05/06 - 135.8 (136.2 trend) Pizza last night. I always gain a bit after pizza and it just doesn't seem fair this time. I could not eat the crust, so all I had was the toppings off two pieces. Really thought it would make a difference. I was wrong. Lesson learned. Of course the free biscuits and gravy at work for breakfast probably played into that gain as well :D Couldn't pass up soft food that was free!
    05/07 - DNW
    05/08 - DNW - Hope all you Mother's had a wonderful day.
    05/09 - 137.0 (136.5 trend) Unfortunately found a lot of food I could comfortably eat. Need to start being mindful again and should really start logging my food. Surgery will probably slow me down again, but I have a few weeks till that occurs.
    05/10 - 136.2 (136.4 trend)
    05/11 - 135.4 (136.3 trend) YAY! Back to a loss for the month. Hoping to keep this up and reach my goal
    05/12 - 135.0 (136.1 trend) starting to log again today
    05/13 - 133.2 (135.7 trend) Not sure I'm believing this. Will wait until tomorrows weigh in to see.
    05/14 - 133.6 (135.4 trend) I'll take it
    05/15 - 134.2 (135.3 trend)
    05/16 - 135.2 (135.3 trend) too much sodium over the past couple of days. Need to be more careful
    05/17 -
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    05/25 - Surgery
    05/26 -
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    May goal weight: 133
    Running loss/gain for month: -0.4
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,720 Member
    @LilithReigns

    Nice progress.
    Us shorter people sure do feel 5 pounds in our clothes.

    I like your method, being consistent and changing lifestyle and eating habits instead of "dieting".
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,720 Member
    I am Dawn, 61, 5'2"
    I am in Southeastern BC, Canada
    Top weight: 207 pounds. MFP start weight 191 pounds, October 2018
    UGW 110-118
    I love the accountability of this forum : - )
    Tracking every bite is the key to success.

    May 01 - Going with my April end weight as I did for the last month. 135.0
    Monday May 02 - 136.8 - Ouch. Feeling leaner than that. Back to jumping around all over the place. My WW scale gave up the ghost months ago, and this new one...not sure if it really works. Very active days off, time for healthy food prep and eating. I truly expected a loss.
    May 03 - 135.6 - That is better.
    May 04 - 135.8 - Busy week, trying to have food prep ready for each dinner.
    May 05 - 137.0 - No reason for this at all. I burned more calories than I ate actually (due to long hours digging in the garden after work knowing that there would be rain to set the seeds today). I did drink more water yesterday, otherwise ate very well, worked out etc. I hate these jump ups.
    May 06 - 136.4 - I have had maybe too active of a week? Perhaps my body thinks that it must hold on to fat to save me lol. We got lovely rain yesterday to set my seeds into my garden : - )
    May 07 - 135.4 - All of that digging finally catching up on the scale? I'll take it.
    May 08 - 136.2 - Working late tonight, so it will be a late dinner.
    May 09 - 136.6 - I worked much later than even expected last night, so ate very late and was up too early. Not surprised that my weight is up today, and it might take a few days to level myself back out and settle into a rare 6 day work week.
    May 10 - 136.0
    May 11 - 135.2 - That is better, getting closer to my start weight. I was feeling lean yesterday, glad that the scale agrees.
    May 12 - 137.2 - Dang!!! 2 pounds in one day? argh
    May 13 - 137.2 - Struggling with my motivation today because of this number. I will have to give myself a good talking to.
    May 14 - 138.8 - double ouch. So happy to have a day off, I had only one last week and then worked 6 in a row with both jobs including getting up very early and working very late. I was truly exhausted, and the late dinners seem to affect my weight. No choice on the dinner front when I work so late. Going to try to refuse any of those next week. Lol, today will be catching up on laundry and all of the stuff that I couldn't get to. Hoping to get out for a nice hike if the weather holds, and a bunch of little workouts here and there.
    May 15 - 137.4 - Planning a very active day off today: workouts, a hike, cutting the grass.
    May 16 - 137.6 - I am going out to a comedy show tonight, so will try to keep my dinner when I get home small.
    May 17 -
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    May start weight - 135.0
    May goal weight - 133.0
    May actual end weight -
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,908 Member
    My name is Ashley, Height: 5'9" Age: 35
    MFP starting weight: 293 (1/28/21)
    May Start Weight: 165.8
    May Goal Weight: 163.8
    UGW: Maintenance range of 160-165

    May 1 - 165.8
    May 2 - 165.6
    May 3 - 167
    May 4 - 167.8
    May 5 - 169.4
    May 6 - 170
    May 7 - 169
    May 8 - 167.6

    Week 1 result: Gained 1.8

    May 9 - 164.6
    May 10 - 164.4
    May 11 - 165.2
    May 12 - 164.6
    May 13 - 161.8
    May 14 - 163.8
    May 15 - 164.6

    Week 2 result: Lost 3

    May 16 - 166