May 2022 accountability month for challenge & support



  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,850 Member
    @tinaLeigh67 Wishing you great success and a speedy recovery for your surgery tomorrow. We'll be thinking of you....
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,850 Member

    My name is Donna. I am 5’ 5” tall, 62 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 April 30th): 203.2
    Goal: xxxxx (Five lb Loss) 198.2

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

    05/01…...204.6…..(Trend Weight 202.5)…..
    05/02.…..204.6…..(Trend Weight 202.7)…..
    05/03.…..203.8…..(Trend Weight 202.8}…..
    05/04.…..203.8…..(Trend Weight 202.9)…..
    05/05.…..203.8…..(Trend Weight 203.0)…..
    05/06.…..203.4…..(Trend Weight 203.0)…..
    05/07.…..201.0…..(Trend Weight 202.8)…..
    05/08.…..201.0…..(Trend Weight 202.7)…..
    05/09.…..204.4…..(Trend Weight 203.2)…..
    05/10.…..203.2…..(Trend Weight 202.5)…..
    05/11.…..204.0…..(Trend Weight 202.7)…..
    05/12.…..204.6…..(Trend Weight 202.9)…..
    05/13.…..202.6…..(Trend Weight 202.8)…..
    05/14.…..202.8…..(Trend Weight 202.8)…..
    05/15……204.0…..(Trend Weight 203.0)…..
    05/16……203.4…..(Trend Weight 203.0)…..
    05/17.…..204.2…..(Trend Weight 203.2)…..
    05/18.…..204.4…..(Trend Weight 203.2)…..
    05/19.…..203.4…..(Trend Weight 203.3)…..
    05/20.…..201.0…..(Trend Weight 203.0)…..
    05/21.…..201.6…..(Trend Weight 202.9)…..

    05/22.…..203.0…..(Trend Weight 202.9)….. There was some unexpected travel yesterday. About 4 hours of sitting and driving with very little movement. Fitbit shows very low calorie burn and hardly any steps (4000+). More travel today which will take much longer and be much further. Lunch or dinner will be out. Choosing wisely and watching portions is the game plan. But I know the calorie burn will be much lower than normal.

    05/23.…..204.8…..(Trend Weight 203.1)….. This doesn’t make any sense whatsoever, but I won’t make excuses. Some travel yesterday but I was there and back in about 4 hours so no meal out was necessary.

    05/24.…..204.4…..(Trend Weight 203.2)….. My son and I were out of town for dental cleanings yesterday. A problem area in the gums is now turning into a root canal. I go back in June. Dinner was out so I am surprised to see a drop on the scale. We’ll see what the next few days hold. Today is a 3 hour appointment for my hair. Something new for me. Low-lights (instead of hi-lights). We are working around the previous cancer treatments and current cancer pill damages. We are also incorporating some gray throughout to match my roots. Getting old is hell LOL. Because of the long time in the car and the dentist chair, I danced to 5 songs last night and I am proud of myself for that. I didn’t do them all at once due to the difficulty breathing with the heart issue, but I scattered them about half hour apart. I also took a small walk (5 minutes) when I got home on my cul-de-sac. It’s the part of my street with the least amount of incline due to breathing. It felt so good. I’m going to try to fit it in several times per day this summer.

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    05/27.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……
    05/28.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……
    05/29.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……
    05/30.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……
    05/31.…..xxxxx…..(Trend Weight xxxxx)……

  • TinaLeigh67
    TinaLeigh67 Posts: 579 Member

    Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts and well wishes.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member

    Hoping all goes well with your surgery tomorrow.
    Big hugs!!
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 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 - 136.6 - Hmmm. I thought that it would be the other way around after being up late and then getting up early. Good laughs maybe released some fat?
    Wednesday May 18 - 137.6 - Big calorie burn day, after work I went hard in the garden until almost dark, then had a late dinner. Today might be the same.
    May 19 - 139.0
    May 20 - 139.6 - Not sure what is going on with me. Of course not happy about the extra pounds on the scale.
    Leaving on a mini holiday right after work today. I will be taking my scale with me but am not sure if I will find time for the forums for a few days. I am packing food to take. Eating out is something that I will avoid except for coffee in cafes. 90% rain in the forecast so I don't know if I will get any hiking in, but will definitely be going to the parade, the street fair, the farmer's market, the midway etc. I will get workouts in on my phone or laptop in my motel and a bit of walking around the Blossom Festival and Rodeo grounds.
    May 21 - The scale that I took with me either doesn't work right or did not like the floor in the motel. 48 pounds lol
    May 22 - I ordered a new scale online which will arrive late this week. The scale said 176.8 which I know is not true
    May 23 - 138.8. Back home with the scale back to where it used to be. Very healthy eating for my time away (I had a microwave, refrigerator and a coffee maker in the motel) and lots of activity. I will believe this scale until I get my new one, a WW which is what I had before the current one, it will be a portable one.
    May 24 - 136.2 - I am okay with that. 8 days until the end of the month, the push is on to at least weigh the same as the start of the month. Slightly less would be better, but I never lose that quickly.
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    May start weight - 135.0
    May goal weight - 133.0
    May actual end weight -
  • TinaLeigh67
    TinaLeigh67 Posts: 579 Member
    Thank you! Getting nervous
  • nikkit321
    nikkit321 Posts: 1,421 Member

    @TinaLeigh67 I hope your surgery goes well tomorrow!
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,922 Member
    @TinaLeigh67 Sending you good wishes for your upcoming surgery!
  • tinacuso
    tinacuso Posts: 4,136 Member
    Tina, Height: 5'6" Age: 65
    May starting weight:171.5
    May ending goal: 165
    UGW: 145

    "One day you will thank yourself for never giving up!"

    May 01 -171.5
    May 02 -171.0 - Stayed under calories and exercised
    May 03 -170.0 - Stayed under calories and exercised. Need to decrease sugar
    May 04 -169.8 - Stayed under calories and exercised. Still need to watch sugar and increase water.
    May 05 -169.5 - Did not behave yesterday. No exercise and didn't eat well. Got lucky with weight.
    May 06 -169.3 - Stayed under calories and walked 5 miles. Still need to watch sugar and increase water.
    May 07 -169.8 - Stayed under calories but did not eat well. No exercise. Came down with covid and it
    feels like I have a horrible cold. Just resting
    May 08 -169.8 - Stayed under calories but did not exercise. I'm still just resting. Happy Mother's Day to all
    May 09 - 169.8 - Did not behave and did not exercise. I still don't feel great so I'm just resting.
    May 10 - 169.4 - Was over calories but did walk 5 miles. The weather is finally nice.
    May 11 - 169.5 - Stayed under calories and walked 5 miles. Sugar was under limit as well.
    May 12 - 169.5 - Stayed under calories and walked 4.5 miles. Sugar was a little high. Feeling better from covid so hopefully I can move the numbers again.
    May 13 - 169.4 - Stayed under calories and walked 5.5 miles. Water and sugar were good as well.
    May 14 - 169.3 - Stayed under calories and walked 5.3 miles. Water and sugar were good.
    May 15 - 168.9 - Over calories and no exercise. I had to pick up my daughter so 6 hrs in the car.
    May 16 - 168.6 - Stayed under calories and walked 4.25 miles.
    May 17 - 168.6 - Stayed under calories and walked 5.5 miles. Sugar was good as well.
    May 18 - 168.9 - Over calories but walked 5 miles. Need to drink more water
    May 19 - 168.9 - Stayed under calories and walked 4 miles. Had pizza which is too many carbs...
    May 20 - 168.3 - Stayed under calories and walked 3.25 miles.
    May 21 - DNW
    May 22 - DNW
    May 23 - 168.3 - Went to visit a friend and we ate healthy and only had one drink. Went walking both days.
    May 24 - 168.1 - Stayed under calories and walked 5 miles.
    May 25 - 167.8 - Stayed under calories and rode 15 miles on my bike. Moving in the right direction!