100 DAYS OF WEIGHTING IN #12

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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member
    edited May 24
    I am Dawn. 61yrs old, 5'2"
    Ideal body weight for my stats is 112. Many rounds away from that, and quite honestly I would be happy to get to 118 some day.
    I would really like to lose 7 pounds this round.

    I lost 1.8 pounds the last 100, which was a departure from gaining in the last 4 of them.


    1st Week Goal Weight: 135.0
    1st Week Actual Weight: 138.8
    Excess calories burned (in the green): Shorter week, 1874, which only averages to 372.8 per day, less than usual

    2nd Week Goal Weight: 135.0 - seems ambitious.
    2nd Week Actual Weight: No idea, wonky scale on holiday with me read 48 pounds
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 5167 - very happy with that.

    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: The scale that I took with me was obviously not portable, very odd weights. This was the scale that I bought to replace my WW scale that died.
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: 138.8 - I ordered a new WW portable scale which should arrive by the end of the week. Very good weekend away. I had a microwave, fridge, and coffee maker in my motel, so I took food with me. I burned lots of calories running around from place to place at the blossom festival : - )
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: 136.2 - Who knows if that is correct or not, but it feels a bit right. After all of the activity on my weekend away the weight loss is showing up a few days later (just like the opposite, when eating bad stuff takes 3 days to show up)
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25:
    Day 17: Thurs, 5/26:
    Day 18: Fri, 5/27:
    Day 19: Sat, 5/28:

    3rd Week Goal Weight:
    3rd Week Actual Weight:



    Start weight for this round: 136.0
    Goal weight for this round 129.0
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member
    BethE238 wrote: »
    This is my MFP from yesterday. This is why I get so frustrated sometimes when I am gaining weight:

    u7yp8eoi870o.png


    For sure I don't want to drop my calories any lower.


    Hi, have you tried to aim to hit your macros for protein, carbs, and fat when you gain/stall with your progress? It really makes a difference for me if these are not close (especially if I am way over in fat and carbs) even if I am within/below my calorie limit. I especially retain a ton of water if I am too high on my carbs. Just a thought - hugs!

    Thank you!!!
    I changed my macros readings to Fibre from Sugar a couple of years ago. My fibre was ridiculously low, so I have been trying to up that to at least 11 for the day. I don't like sugar, so it was a useless number for me to track.
    Protein is tricky, everything that contains protein contains so much fat. My fat numbers are always high in my quest to get protein.
    Carbs for me are mostly from vegetables and fruits. I have tried to incorporate some whole grains here and there and some beans to get more fibre, but that doesn't happen very often.
    I am such a creature of habit. Each day I eat a cup of blueberries and a sliced banana while at work throughout the day. Easy to grab a berry or a bite as I am running around waitressing, no time for an actual meal. I started on the banana thing a year ago when I was getting bad leg cramps at night despite taking magnesium. Within a week of having a banana each day the leg cramps of several months went away! Supplements and vitamins are good, but I feel like our bodies recognize whole foods better.

    Any tips on getting more protein and less fat would be very welcome!

    Food should be about getting energy and fueling our bodies to function well. I will pay more attention to the pie chart and see what I can tweak : - )
    Sometimes I feel like my body just doesn't want to lose any more weight, but I need to lose 20 still.
  • BethE238
    BethE238 Posts: 222 Member
    edited May 24
    BethE238 wrote: »
    This is my MFP from yesterday. This is why I get so frustrated sometimes when I am gaining weight:

    u7yp8eoi870o.png


    For sure I don't want to drop my calories any lower.


    Hi, have you tried to aim to hit your macros for protein, carbs, and fat when you gain/stall with your progress? It really makes a difference for me if these are not close (especially if I am way over in fat and carbs) even if I am within/below my calorie limit. I especially retain a ton of water if I am too high on my carbs. Just a thought - hugs!

    Thank you!!!
    I changed my macros readings to Fibre from Sugar a couple of years ago. My fibre was ridiculously low, so I have been trying to up that to at least 11 for the day. I don't like sugar, so it was a useless number for me to track.
    Protein is tricky, everything that contains protein contains so much fat. My fat numbers are always high in my quest to get protein.
    Carbs for me are mostly from vegetables and fruits. I have tried to incorporate some whole grains here and there and some beans to get more fibre, but that doesn't happen very often.
    I am such a creature of habit. Each day I eat a cup of blueberries and a sliced banana while at work throughout the day. Easy to grab a berry or a bite as I am running around waitressing, no time for an actual meal. I started on the banana thing a year ago when I was getting bad leg cramps at night despite taking magnesium. Within a week of having a banana each day the leg cramps of several months went away! Supplements and vitamins are good, but I feel like our bodies recognize whole foods better.

    Any tips on getting more protein and less fat would be very welcome!

    Food should be about getting energy and fueling our bodies to function well. I will pay more attention to the pie chart and see what I can tweak : - )
    Sometimes I feel like my body just doesn't want to lose any more weight, but I need to lose 20 still.
    BethE238 wrote: »
    This is my MFP from yesterday. This is why I get so frustrated sometimes when I am gaining weight:

    u7yp8eoi870o.png


    For sure I don't want to drop my calories any lower.


    Hi, have you tried to aim to hit your macros for protein, carbs, and fat when you gain/stall with your progress? It really makes a difference for me if these are not close (especially if I am way over in fat and carbs) even if I am within/below my calorie limit. I especially retain a ton of water if I am too high on my carbs. Just a thought - hugs!

    Thank you!!!
    I changed my macros readings to Fibre from Sugar a couple of years ago. My fibre was ridiculously low, so I have been trying to up that to at least 11 for the day. I don't like sugar, so it was a useless number for me to track.
    Protein is tricky, everything that contains protein contains so much fat. My fat numbers are always high in my quest to get protein.
    Carbs for me are mostly from vegetables and fruits. I have tried to incorporate some whole grains here and there and some beans to get more fibre, but that doesn't happen very often.
    I am such a creature of habit. Each day I eat a cup of blueberries and a sliced banana while at work throughout the day. Easy to grab a berry or a bite as I am running around waitressing, no time for an actual meal. I started on the banana thing a year ago when I was getting bad leg cramps at night despite taking magnesium. Within a week of having a banana each day the leg cramps of several months went away! Supplements and vitamins are good, but I feel like our bodies recognize whole foods better.

    Any tips on getting more protein and less fat would be very welcome!

    Food should be about getting energy and fueling our bodies to function well. I will pay more attention to the pie chart and see what I can tweak : - )
    Sometimes I feel like my body just doesn't want to lose any more weight, but I need to lose 20 still.

    The protein/fat balance is so, so hard! I definitely don’t have it mastered. Having protein/fat with carbs does slow down the carb sugar processing, so I try to have always have protein/fat with my carbs. Also, lots of water helps carry all the food nutrients and gets them absorbed better.

    And, yep, I have totally felt that way about my body not wanting to to let go! 😆 I would say I have always had a pretty healthy diet, but when my thyroid levels go wonky I gain so much so fast. I like to say, half of my weight issues are thyroid related (I don’t have a thyroid) and the other half are wine and cheese 😜. I have to avoid alcohol completely if I want to lose, and avoid the cheeses or I go overboard fast 😩😋. I do eat nuts a few times a week, but they are like cheese for me - so easy to go overboard and go wayyy over my fat and calories with them. Swiss and mozzarella are lower in fat than a lot of cheeses, if you like cheese and can have a healthy relationship with it.

    Below are some things I do when my pie chart is pretty good with all the categories (I don’t know if I’ve ever hit them exactly - I would love to know what that meal plan looks like!!)

    Also, caveat to below. This doesn’t fit a lot of people’s preferences, but I don’t eat a ton of meat or much fruit. I eat a ton of vegetables, whole grains, and eggs. So I totally get if this doesn’t fit your lifestyle or food choices and tastes! Especially with your busy work on your feet!

    I do full fat cottage cheese and Greek yogurt at least 3/7 days. I take the full fat because I like the way it tastes. This is usually a snack for me, not a meal, so I am also eating less of it than if it were my breakfast, etc. You could do low fat versions of these though with your morning fruit.

    Dave’s breads and bagels have more protein and fiber compared to other store brand sliced breads. I have those with a tuna, turkey, or lox sandwiches, eggs sandwich toast, or avocado tomato toast. I do this at least 4/7 days a week. (I get the bread and bagels from Costco.)

    I have a lunch or dinner meal with beans at least 3/7 days a week. I really love bean burritos, so I usually have that or a burrito bowl with different types of beans and rice/quinoa, and veggie fixings at least once or twice a week. (You need rice with the beans to make a complete protein - otherwise you are missing some things.)

    I haven’t looked into the new plant based meats/burgers (Beyond Burger, etc) but I think they have a lot of plant based protein (unsure about the fat situation and protein situation as compared to real meat.) I really like black bean, salmon, or bison burgers though. Topped with lots of veggies. Saves a bit on the fat.

    I occasionally (like every other month) have red meat other than bison- I have bison maybe every other week/every 3 weeks. I never eat ground beef. If you like ground beef, try out some bison. Soooo much lower in fat compared to beef. My whole family thinks it tastes better than ground beef too. Any recipe for ground beef I use bison instead. I get it at Costco too.

    I have fish at least once a week (salmon, halibut, shrimp, tuna mostly.) They have fat, but the good kind and its lower than lots of other meats. Turkey and chicken also have lower fat than a lot of meats. I know a lot of people feel like salmon and halibut are expensive, but since we don’t eat a lot of other meats it fits into our budget.

    I do a lot!!! of eggs for breakfast, but load them up with spinach, and add black beans, salsa, and avocado a lot of the time.

    The one thing I definitely eat almost every day is a side of sliced tomatoes on mixed micro-greens with olive oil and vinegar and salt and pepper. I do this with breakfast or lunch to add extra fiber. Not protein related, but I think this, plus 100oz of water or more are my 7/7 days a week habits, so just thought I’d throw that out there.

    I don’t know if any of this helps. Sorry it’s so long winded!

    ***Someone send us a perfect daily meal plan to hit all of our protein/fat/carbs goals 🙏😂!!!!***
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 3,919 Member
    Hi all. This challenge will be when I keep losing into my comfortable maintenance range and then transition to sticking there. I will be using this color coding legend:
    GREEN - in maintenance range
    RED - above maintenance range

    Day 1: Tues, 5/10: 164.4
    Day 2: Wed, 5/11: 165.2
    Day 3: Thurs, 5/12: 164.6
    Day 4: Fri, 5/13: 161.8
    Day 5: Sat, 5/14: 163.8
    1st Week Goal Weight: 160-165 (in maintenance range)
    1st Week Actual Weight: 163.8

    Day 6: Sun, 5/15: 164.6
    Day 7: Mon, 5/16: 166
    Day 8: Tues, 5/17: 167
    Day 9: Wed, 5/18: 165.4
    Day 10: Thurs, 5/19: 165.6
    Day 11: Fri, 5/20: 163.2
    Day 12: Sat, 5/21: 162
    2nd Week Goal Weight: 160-165 (in maintenance range)
    2nd Week Actual Weight: 162

    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: 163.2
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: 162.8
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: 164.8
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25:
    Day 17: Thurs, 5/26:
    Day 18: Fri, 5/27:
    Day 19: Sat, 5/28:
    3rd Week Goal Weight: 160-165 (in maintenance range)
    3rd Week Actual Weight:

    Challenge Starting Weight: 164.6 (Day 100 of #11 challenge weigh-in)
    Challenge Goal: 160-165 (in mainenance range)
    Challenge Ending Weight:
    Total Weight Loss for Challenge:
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,210 Member
    I'm in. I'm Chris. I live in northern California.
    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.
    Highest Weight: 192.2
    Challenge Starting Weight: 149.8
    Challenge Goal: 135
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0
    Day 01 - 05/10 - 147.9 at 5:30 a.m. ...7.20 miles in 130 mins
    Day 02 - 05/11 - 147.4 at 5:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 03 - 05/12 - 147.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...6.39 miles in 118 mins
    Day 04 - 05/13 - 146.1 at 5:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 05 - 05/14 - 146.0 at 7:30 a.m. ...haircuts then 7.17 miles in 138 mins
    1st Week Goal Weight - 147.0
    1st Week Actual Weight - 146.0 :)
    Day 06 - 05/15 - 146.5 at 7:20 a.m. ...Grandson's soccer game then 6.33 miles in 124 mins
    Day 07 - 05/16 - 146.6 at 5:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 08 - 05/17 - 148.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...rest day
    Day 09 - 05/18 - 149.8 at 5:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 10 - 05/19 - 149.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...6.54 miles in 124 mins
    Day 11 - 05/20 - 150.0 at 5:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 12 - 05/21 - 150.3 at 7:45 a.m. ...7.06 miles in 132 mins
    2nd Week Goal Weight - 145.5
    2nd Week Actual Weight - 150.3
    Day 13 - 05/22 - 150.6 at 8:00 a.m. ...last soccer game for Grandson.
    Day 14 - 05/23 - 150.6 at 5:00 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 15 - 05/24 - 148.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...101 degrees here today!! Rest Day!
    Day 16 - 05/25 -
    Day 17 - 05/26 -
    Day 18 - 05/27 -
    Day 19 - 05/28 -
    3rd Week Goal Weight - 148.0
    3rd Week Actual Weight -
    Chris
  • Lilylady3k
    Lilylady3k Posts: 3,097 Member
    edited May 25
    100 Days of Accountability 5/10-8/17
    I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    Female, Age 61, 5’3”
    Challenge Starting Weight: 216.4 (5/9)
    Challenge Goal: <200
    History & Goals
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.
    Ultimate Lifetime Goal: Weigh Less Each Year Than the Last
    2019 SW: 245 BMI 43.4 (1/2/2019) Lost 15 lbs in 2019 then regained 5
    2020 SW: 235 BMI 41.6 (1/1/2020) Then back up to 241 before refocusing in Aug
    2021 SW: 212 BMI 37.6 (1/1/2021) NOTE: Low 201.1 in August 2021
    2022 SW: 209 BMI 37.0 (1/1/2022)
    UGW: 165 BMI 29.2 Overweight NOT Obese
    🎯 Mini Goals & Weight:
    * Prior to Oct roadtrip damage: 205
    * Onederland: 199
    * Obese stage 1 BMI 34.9: 197
    * 50 lbs lost never to be found: 195


    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150's

    My goal for 2022 is to get into ONEderland and make it stick. Changing my life.
    Plans:
    🔹Find workout routine that works (walk, bike, planks, yoga, swim, strength training, take advantage of retirement to be more active); target walking 100 miles each month
    🔹Drink more water (target min 64-80 oz daily; start with 1 glass before coffee)
    🔹Journal Food Daily (tracking with MFP since 12/28/2018; basically skipped June-Dec 2019; recommit 1/1/2020; skipped out April-July 2020; recommit 8/6/2020)
    🔹Daily Vitamins (Dr’s orders; need to not ignore)
    🔹Drink less alcohol (3 AF days per week; ~12-16 AF days per month; limit 1-2 glasses per day)


    Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment

    Day 1: Tues, 5/10: 216.5 No exercise. 1532 cal (-180 red), 66 net carbs, 1.5 glass wine. DH & I tested positive on Tuesday 5/3 for COVID19. We quarantined per CDC for 5 days. I was asymptomatic except for a headache the first day and then tested negative for Covid on Monday 5/9 so I’ve been cleared. DH still has flu like symptoms and tested positive on Mon. We are using the CUE system which is a PCR like test that DH’s company provided employees.
    Day 2: Wed, 5/11: 216.4 Short walk .6 miles. 1725 cal (-346 red), 45 net carbs, 2 glass wine.
    Day 3: Thurs, 5/12: 216.4 No exercise. Played with my 4 month old granddaughter instead :) 1631 cal (-330 red), 107 net carbs, 2 glass wine. Lunch at Mexican restaurant with DIL where we split fajitas making salads and neither of us at the rice, beans or tortillas. But of course we ate chips! Happy that the scale did not blow up on that minor splurge.
    Day 4: Fri, 5/13: 218.4 Cancelled our trip. DH still has congestion and fatigue from his bout of COVID. My students from ESL class gave me a dozen beautiful roses :) No exercise. 1839 cal ( -507), 126 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Blew my focus on healthy eating … sabotaging myself with fried okra & cornbread for lunch and pizza at dinner! What am I thinking!
    Day 5: Sat, 5/14: 217.3 Walk 3.2 miles. Why can’t I get back into the groove. I know my knee hurts but that is not excuse for skipping my strength class! 1562 cal (-73 green), 93 net carbs, 2 glasses wine. Not bad given that DH & I picked up lunch and took it over to our daughter today to check on her … she had the pregnancy blues. Made up for it with salmon with spinach & white beans easy light dinner.

    1st Week Goal Weight: <215
    1st Week Actual Weight: 217.3
    1st Week Weight GAIN: .9
    Success this week is that I actually journaled every bite and started walking a little again.

    Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment
    Day 6: Sun, 5/15: 217.5 Walked 3.7 miles, trimmed bushes. 1624 cal (59 green), 91 net carbs, 2 glasses wine.
    Day 7: Mon, 5/16: 217.2 No exercise. Did not even wear my Apple Watch so no credit for steps either. 2518 cal (-1218 red), 164 net carbs, 2 glasses wine, 2 bourbon & diet cokes, THREE cupcakes! Did okay until DH asked for me to cook a dessert and I made something I liked too. Sent home most of the cupcakes with my kids after dinner. Thought about not completing my journal but then I didn’t want to get into bad habits so reporting in the mess of a day!
    Day 8: Tues, 5/17: 219.2
    Day 9: Wed, 5/18: 219.1 Strength Class 1 hr
    Day 10: Thurs, 5/19: 219.4 Walked 3.2 miles
    Day 11: Fri, 5/20: 219.2 Strength Class 1 hr
    Day 12: Sat, 5/21: 218.4 Walked .5 miles, Strength Class 1 hr
    2nd Week Goal Weight: <215
    2ndWeek Actual Weight: 218.4
    1st Week Weight GAIN: 1.1
    Success with picking back up on my Strong & Fit classes again but my walking is still a struggle in the heat. My knee feels a little better and I think the lunges and squats are helping. However, I blew off journaling every bite because I was eating everything. That has to stop! Starting to journal again this morning.

    Day/Weight/Previous Day’s Comment
    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: 218.4 Walked 2.6 to drop off library book instead of taking the car. 2041 cal (-397 red), 146 net carbs, 3 glasses wine. Spent most of the day practicing both sketching and spanish.
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: 219.5 Walk 1.25 miles. 1701 cal (-227 red), 132 net carbs, AF. Pancakes for breakfast and hamburger w/ tater tots for dinner blew up my carb count for the day.
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: 218.1 Walked 2+1 miles, 1420 cal (-120 red), 42 net carbs, AF.
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25: 218.3 Strength training class 1 hr, 2534 cal (-1010 red), 256 net carbs, 3 glasses of wine but the real indulgence was the 5 homemade pumpkin cookies!
    Day 17: Thurs, 5/26:
    Day 18: Fri, 5/27:
    Day 19: Sat, 5/28:
    3rd Week Goal Weight: <215 until I hit it
    3rd Week Actual Weight: N/A

    It was a total indulgence day baking cookies for DH and then eating a ton of them myself. My sister came over for dinner ... hence the wine. Terrible excuse but she is an elementary teacher and the situation mass shooting at Uvalde elementary school really got to all 3 of us.

    @dawnbgethealthy - Fantastic that you took your own food and enjoyed the festival in a healthier way!!!

    @deepwoodslady - Hair stories :) In April 2017 I decided to no longer die my hair ... I died it really blonde and then let my gray hair just grown out (took about 1.5 years). It was part of my retirement planning (retired in Jan 2019) ... I was no longer going to pay $ to dye my hair. Turns out that my gray hair was gorgeous LOL. Much better than the browns and dirty blonde colors I had been dying my hair since mid 30s post kids. I had forgotten that I was blonde through college. Well I am once again but more of a platinum silver with blonde highlights. Who knew. It is a really popular hair color right now with the younger generation which is too funny. I'm asked all the time what color I use by my friends in their 20s & 30s. My hairdresser always comments it was the best decision I could have made ... my hair is in better condition and she said that people people always ask her how to get the look. My husband likes it because I don't have the skunk strip HAHAHA And it reminds him of my hair when we were younger.
  • KayHBE
    KayHBE Posts: 709 Member
    Hello, I'm looking forward to this challenge. Interested to see how the scale goes for 100 days.
    I'm at 177.8 and in 100 days would like to be in the 160's. I broke my days into groups of 10 just for the appearance of more time!! Hope you all reach your goals!!


    Day 1: Tues, 5/10: ~ 177.8
    Day 2: Wed, 5/11: ~ 176.6
    Day 3: Thurs, 5/12: ~ 176.3
    Day 4: Fri, 5/13: ~ 176.7
    Day 5: Sat, 5/14: - 175.9
    Day 6: Sun, 5/15: - 176.4
    Day 7: Mon, 5/16: - 176.3
    Day 8: Tues, 5/17: - 176.7
    Day 9: Wed, 5/18: - 177.1 ** Special dinner out
    Day 10: Thurs, 5/19: - 177.7

    Day 11: Fri, 5/20: - 175.9 (yay)
    Day 12: Sat, 5/21: - 176.3
    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: - 176.6
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: - 177.2
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: - 175.5 * (yay!)
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25: - 175.3 *

    ay 17: Thurs, 5/26:
    Day 18: Fri, 5/27:
    Day 19: Sat, 5/28:
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    Day 21: Mon, 5/30:
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    Challenge Starting Weight: 177.8
    Challenge Goal: Hit the 160's
    Challenge Ending Weight:
    Total Weight Loss for Challenge
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member
    @BethE238

    Great discussion!
    Food is so important to our health, energy, and brains.

    Astute of you to say that everyone has their preferences.

    I don't cook often.
    I eat blueberries and a banana every day while at work. The only change to this would be strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. I don't really eat/like any other type of fruit. I probably mentioned that I have been adding a banana per day for over a year now. I missed that during one busy week when I didn't get to a store to get any and my night leg cramps returned, so I will be a banana a day girl for life now : - )
    I kind of don't even consider berries to be fruit, but of course they are.
    I get most of my water in while at work also.

    I came up through the 70s when the book "Fit for Life" was circulating. I still do not eat fruit unless on an empty stomach. 1/2 hour before anything else, or 3 hours after anything else. I personally eat it on an empty stomach, I don't have it later in the day. I never eat anything that has fruit mixed into it.
    The other big thing from that book was mix carbs with vegetables or meat with vegetables, never meat and carbs together. I don't exactly follow that. Veg is carbs, so that made no sense to me.
    The book is all about the enzymes that our bodies create for each thing. The ones squirted out for fruit turn everything else wonky if ingested somewhere near to fruit.
    Not sure why that stayed with me, but it did.

    Eggs:
    More fat than protein, but truly delicious.
    I love eggs, but only have them maybe once per week. I will have 2/3 of a cup of egg whites with one whole egg (love the yolk) when I do. I use a 1/4 of a tablespoon of butter to cook them.
    No fibre there unless adding a slice of toast. I usually only have them on a Sunday, when I have time.
    Before I changed jobs I used to eat egg whites frequently or even daily. I buy them in the quart carton, and measure either 1/3 of a cup or 2/3 of a cup.
    Everybody is picky about how they like their eggs : - )

    Dairy:
    I don't really eat any kind of dairy. I might have a bit of cheese if I am having champagne/prosecco, but not usually.
    I don't think that dairy really agrees with me.

    Fish:
    I wish that I liked it! I love to eat healthy and have tried it so many times in so many iterations, but just can't swallow it or even stand it in my mouth. I hate the smell of it. It sort of makes me gag just thinking about it lol.
    I do eat prawns, shrimp, but that is the extent of my eating anything that came out of the water. I love the smell of crab and lobster cooking, but can't swallow either. What a quick protein low fat thing that would be, I really have tried to eat that sort of thing.

    Dave's Bread:
    Yes! In my quest to bring up my fibre intake (other than veg and fruit) I discovered Dave's little big bread. 60 calories per slice, nice and grainy. Saturday morning is usually a slice of that toasted with 1/2 tablespoon of almond butter.

    Beyond Meat:
    I tried some. I didn't love it. I later looked at the ingredients. Full of chemicals and additives.
    I am with you on the black bean burgers, chick pea burgers etc. I use Yves mexican ground round in my chili.
    Morningstar has been around for a long time, their stuff is just real food, but meat free.
    I do make my own beet burgers once per year (and freeze of course) when I am harvesting and turning my beets into a bunch of stuff. I do mine East Indian style with chick pea flour as the binder and lots of garam masala and cumin. Very delicious. I grow my own sprouts, primarily Fenugreek and alfalfa, and these pair very well with the beet burgers. I cook them in 1/4 tablespoon of butter and will often cut them up after cooking and top a salad with them.

    Meat:
    I love a good Ribeye steak. I rarely have one, but love it with blackened prawns topping it.
    Mostly I eat boneless skinless chicken breasts or pork. Occasionally boneless skinless chicken thighs which are much richer.
    Ribs are my absolute favourite. I used to have them once per week before getting on this weight loss journey. I changed it to once per month, and lately it has been like once every 3 months. I am due for some ribs! Very high in fat and calories.
    I have a beef burger every once in awhile, home made with lots of garlic.
    I live in a fast food drive through town. When I moved here 20 years ago I said that I would never eat any of that, and I haven't.

    I have tried to incorporate some sprouted brown rice concoctions at least once or twice per week. I make a big rice cooker full and then put it into 1/2 cup portions and freeze it so that I can take one out in the morning before work and add some beans (also pre-portioned and frozen) with some veg and maybe some sort of meat pieces, lots of spices.
    When I do the wild rose cleanse - twice per year (although I stopped it for many years during menopause because it didn't agree with my system) it is heavy on brown rice and almonds. 80% of daily intake. Lots of onions, garlic recommended too.
    Good for fibre for sure.

    I have a big garden, pesticide and herbicide free, so I get a great deal of my food there. Outside of the season I have it in my freezer especially peppers from my usual 30 plants. My lettuce starts coming up very early and I have that until late fall with other herbs and greens from my garden mixed in, like mustard greens, basil, oregano, chives etc.

    Wow, do I ever like talking about food!! This was fun : - )

    I love to hear about what other people eat on the daily too!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,850 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy

    When you call me Seniorita - Camilla Cabella & Sean Mendez
    I know a Place - The Staple Singers
    Smooth - Santana
    You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
    Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,850 Member
    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ May 10, 2022 Starting Date
    My Name is Donna, Age 62. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA


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    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


    “We will encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~Maya Angelou

    Goal This Round:
    Starting Weight from End of Last Challenge: : 200.8
    Day 01…..05/10…..203.2…..(Trend weight 202.5)
    Day 02…..05/11…..204.0…..(Trend weight 202.7)
    Day 03…..05/12…..204.6…..(Trend weight 202.9)
    Day 04…..05/13…..202.6…..(Trend weight 202.8)
    Day 05…..05/14…..202.8…..(Trend weight 202.8)
    Day 06…..05/15…..204.0…..(Trend weight 203.0)
    Day 07…..05/16…..203.4…..(Trend weight 203.0)

    WEEK 1 LOSS OR GAIN: +2.6 lb GAIN
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: +2.6 lb GAIN


    Day 08…..05/17…..204.2…..(Trend weight 203.2)
    Day 09…..05/18…..204.4…..(Trend weight 203.2)
    Day 10…..05/19…..203.4…..(Trend weight 203.3)
    Day 11…..05/20…..201.0…..(Trend weight 203.0)
    Day 12…..05/21…..201.6…..(Trend weight 202.9)
    Day 13…..05/22…..203.0…..(Trend weight 202.9)
    Day 14…..05/23…..204.8…..(Trend weight 203.1)

    WEEK 2 LOSS OR GAIN: 1.4 lb GAIN
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 4 lb GAIN



    Day 15……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.

    Day 16…..05/25…..203.2…..(Trend weight 203.2) Meals were good and spaced out nicely thanks to the long hair appointment. Snacks last night not so good. Ate all my emotions. The handyman who was working on my kitchen called me last night and quit because he got a really good job call he’d applied for months ago. I can’t say I blame him. I get it. In this rural area jobs are tough to find, especially for men. But Now what? Mini-Donuts do not fix the problem folks and I need to remember that! I justified it by drinking them with water instead of milk. Who am I fooling? Just keeping it honest here and I hope someone will get something, maybe some strength or resolve today when they want to grab a no-no. At this point it’s all I can add. The truth of overweight and spiraling out of control at times. I promise, I will inspire again as I gain my own strength and resolve back!


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  • GW4321
    GW4321 Posts: 512 Member
    Day 1: Thurs, 5/12: 256
    Day 2: Fri, 5/13: 256
    Day 3: Sat, 5/14: 256
    Day 4: Sun, 5/15: 255.5
    Day 5: Mon, 5/16: 255.5
    Day 6: Tues, 5/17: 255. I have significantly increased my exercise and have done much better with calorie intake the past few days.
    Day 7: Wed, 5/18: 255
    Day 8: Thurs, 5/19: 254. I'm actually enthusiastic about the trend for the first time in a few years. Just have to stay consistent.
    Day 9: Fri, 5/20: 254
    Day 10: Sat, 5/21: 254
    2nd Week Goal Weight: 254
    2ndWeek Actual Weight: 254

    Day 11: Sun, 5/22: 253.5
    Day 12: Mon, 5/23: 254. I went to a birthday party on Sunday and ate a little more than previous days. Still around maintenance calories though.
    Day 13: Tues, 5/24:253.5
    Day 14: Wed, 5/25:253.5
    Day 15: Thurs, 5/26:
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    3rd Week Goal Weight: 251.5
    3rd Week Actual Weight: N/A
  • KayHBE
    KayHBE Posts: 709 Member
    Hello, I'm looking forward to this challenge. Interested to see how the scale goes for 100 days.
    I'm at 177.8 and in 100 days would like to be in the 160's. I broke my days into groups of 10 just for the appearance of more time!! Hope you all reach your goals!!


    Day 1: Tues, 5/10: ~ 177.8
    Day 2: Wed, 5/11: ~ 176.6
    Day 3: Thurs, 5/12: ~ 176.3
    Day 4: Fri, 5/13: ~ 176.7
    Day 5: Sat, 5/14: - 175.9
    Day 6: Sun, 5/15: - 176.4
    Day 7: Mon, 5/16: - 176.3
    Day 8: Tues, 5/17: - 176.7
    Day 9: Wed, 5/18: - 177.1 ** Special dinner out
    Day 10: Thurs, 5/19: - 177.7

    Day 11: Fri, 5/20: - 175.9 (yay)
    Day 12: Sat, 5/21: - 176.3
    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: - 176.6
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: - 177.2
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: - 175.5 * (yay!)
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25: - 175.3 *

    Day 17: Thurs, 5/26: - 174.8 - This is my 'Oh if I can just get to 175' !!
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    Challenge Starting Weight: 177.8
    Challenge Goal: Hit the 160's
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  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy

    When you call me Senorita - Camilla Cabella & Sean Mendez
    I know a Place - The Staple Singers
    Smooth - Santana
    You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
    Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty

    How fun! Good songs : - )
    I was listening to that Tom Petty song in my headphones while out in the garden last night after work.
    I don't live in a private spot like you, people can see me in my chicken wire fenced yard downtown. This year I suddenly no longer care, I am out there dancing and singing my lungs out.

    That was the fun topic....
    I am so upset about your worker leaving right in the middle of your kitchen torn apart. Will he stay for a few days until he starts his new job? Will he come on weekends? Can your other workers finish it up?
    Oh Donna!!
    Maybe you are in for some really good Karma soon, you have been through so much already.

    I think that it is okay that you ate doughnuts. Your health goals are really the only thing that you have any control over, true, but a treat is good after such horrible news. I don't drink milk or eat doughnuts, but I am sure that they didn't go that great with water : - P
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 5,725 Member
    I am Dawn. 61yrs old, 5'2"
    Ideal body weight for my stats is 112. Many rounds away from that, and quite honestly I would be happy to get to 118 some day.
    I would really like to lose 7 pounds this round.

    I lost 1.8 pounds the last 100, which was a departure from gaining in the last 4 of them.


    1st Week Goal Weight: 135.0
    1st Week Actual Weight: 138.8
    Excess calories burned (in the green): Shorter week, 1874, which only averages to 372.8 per day, less than usual

    2nd Week Goal Weight: 135.0 - seems ambitious.
    2nd Week Actual Weight: No idea, wonky scale on holiday with me read 48 pounds
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 5167 - very happy with that.

    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: The scale that I took with me was obviously not portable, very odd weights. This was the scale that I bought to replace my WW scale that died.
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: 138.8 - I ordered a new WW portable scale which should arrive by the end of the week. Very good weekend away. I had a microwave, fridge, and coffee maker in my motel, so I took food with me. I burned lots of calories running around from place to place at the blossom festival : - )
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: 136.2 - Who knows if that is correct or not, but it feels a bit right. After all of the activity on my weekend away the weight loss is showing up a few days later (just like the opposite, when eating bad stuff takes 3 days to show up)
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25: 136.4 - Today I am not feeling too bad about being stuck in the mid 130s. Far cry from when I topped out at 207. I feel pretty good although I know that I am not at my optimum healthy body weight. I will keep trying to get there.
    Day 17: Thurs, 5/26: 136.0 - Okay, back to my weight from 17 days ago.
    Day 18: Fri, 5/27:
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    Start weight for this round: 136.0
    Goal weight for this round 129.0
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,850 Member
    @dawnbgethealthy

    When you call me Senorita - Camilla Cabella & Sean Mendez
    I know a Place - The Staple Singers
    Smooth - Santana
    You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
    Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty

    How fun! Good songs : - )
    I was listening to that Tom Petty song in my headphones while out in the garden last night after work.
    I don't live in a private spot like you, people can see me in my chicken wire fenced yard downtown. This year I suddenly no longer care, I am out there dancing and singing my lungs out.

    That was the fun topic....
    I am so upset about your worker leaving right in the middle of your kitchen torn apart. Will he stay for a few days until he starts his new job? Will he come on weekends? Can your other workers finish it up?
    Oh Donna!!
    Maybe you are in for some really good Karma soon, you have been through so much already.

    I think that it is okay that you ate doughnuts. Your health goals are really the only thing that you have any control over, true, but a treat is good after such horrible news. I don't drink milk or eat doughnuts, but I am sure that they didn't go that great with water : - P

    @dawnbgethealthy It was my last worker. The one with the family so I do understand that when the opportunity came along he had to bolt. I have no one now. I'm putting out all feelers and looking on facebook in the area too but not a lot of skill in my low populated area so I'm pretty depressed. I had a go-to guy I called for years but he moved about 3 hours away for a full-time job so he's not able to help although I plan on putting a word out to him for ANY PART OF THIS JOB he could come back up for on his weekend. No sleep last night. Bad food doesn't help, I know this. I've just got to get past this worry and emotion.
  • BethE238
    BethE238 Posts: 222 Member
    5’7, female, 42 years old
    HW: 240 (1/1/2022)
    GW: 140ish?

    Challenge start: 221.7
    Challenge goal: 195

    Day 1: Tues, 5/10: 221.7
    Day 2: Wed, 5/11: 220.2
    Day 3: Thurs, 5/12: 220.4
    Day 4: Fri, 5/13: 220.2
    Day 5: Sat, 5/14: 220.6
    1st Week Goal Weight: 219.9
    1st Week Actual Weight: 220.4 (-1.3lbs)

    Day 6: Sun, 5/15: 220.4
    Day 7: Mon, 5/16: 219.6
    Day 8: Tues, 5/17: 219.4
    Day 9: Wed, 5/18: 218.4
    Day 10: Thurs, 5/19: 217.8
    Day 11: Fri, 5/20: 217.6
    Day 12: Sat, 5/21: 217.0
    2nd Week Goal Weight: 218.0
    2ndWeek Actual Weight: 217.0 (-3.4/-4.7)

    Day 13: Sun, 5/22: 217.0
    Day 14: Mon, 5/23: 217.8
    Day 15: Tues, 5/24: 217.0
    Day 16: Wed, 5/25: 217.2
    Day 17: Thurs, 5/26: 215.6
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    Challenge Starting Weight: 221.7
    Challenge Goal: 195 (a bit less than 2lbs a week)
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  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,850 Member
    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ May 10, 2022 Starting Date
    My Name is Donna, Age 62. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA


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    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


    “We will encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~Maya Angelou

    Goal This Round:
    Starting Weight from End of Last Challenge: : 200.8
    Day 01…..05/10…..203.2…..(Trend weight 202.5)

    Day 02…..05/11…..204.0…..(Trend weight 202.7)

    Day 03…..05/12…..204.6…..(Trend weight 202.9)

    Day 04…..05/13…..202.6…..(Trend weight 202.8)

    Day 05…..05/14…..202.8…..(Trend weight 202.8)

    Day 06…..05/15…..204.0…..(Trend weight 203.0)

    Day 07…..05/16…..203.4…..(Trend weight 203.0)


    WEEK 1 LOSS OR GAIN: +2.6 lb GAIN
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: +2.6 lb GAIN


    Day 08…..05/17…..204.2…..(Trend weight 203.2)

    Day 09…..05/18…..204.4…..(Trend weight 203.2)

    Day 10…..05/19…..203.4…..(Trend weight 203.3)

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    Day 13…..05/22…..203.0…..(Trend weight 202.9)

    Day 14…..05/23…..204.8…..(Trend weight 203.1)


    WEEK 2 LOSS OR GAIN: 1.4 lb GAIN
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 4 lb GAIN


    Day 15……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.

    Day 16…..05/25…..203.2…..(Trend weight 203.2) Meals were good and spaced out nicely thanks to the long hair appointment. Snacks last night not so good. Ate all my emotions. The handyman who was working on my kitchen called me last night and quit because he got a really good job call he’d applied for months ago. I can’t say I blame him. I get it. In this rural area jobs are tough to find, especially for men. But Now what? Mini-Donuts do not fix the problem folks and I need to remember that! I justified it by drinking them with water instead of milk. Who am I fooling? Just keeping it honest here and I hope someone will get something, maybe some strength or resolve today when they want to grab a no-no. At this point it’s all I can add. The truth of overweight and spiraling out of control at times. I promise, I will inspire again as I gain my own strength and resolve back!


    Day 17…..05/26…..203.0…..(Trend weight 203.2) Down a smidge. Better than a gain I wuppose after those donuts yesterday. I slept 2 hours last night. Just so worried about when I will find someone to finish this kitchen! I see a lot of coffee in the forecast today.

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