Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 213
Round 212 SW: 203.1
Round 213 SW: 200.7
2/8 198.7 👏
64 yr young F, 5ft 4 Round 213 (my 145th). As always, thank you. @QuiltingJaine.
Goal for this round; I'm not looking at a specific number, instead I need to aim to cut out chocolate & biscuits 'cuz I can't stop at 1 or even 2, it starts me on a downward addictive spiral. So that and any loss is my aim.. No binges, keep within calories & macros.Achieved goal weigh of 125lb in summer 2016 by losing 66lb and then gradually gained between 7 and 11 since then & didn't want to gain any more, It's took me 75 rounds to achieve my under 130 target; back to maintenance again!! But then I crept up again, so need to get back to around 130. Healthy life style has to be a permanent way of life.
End of round 69 134.2 lbs
End of round 70 133.6
End of round 71 132.4
End of round 72 133.2
End of round 73 132.8
End of round 74 132
End of round 75 131.4
End of round 76 130.2
End of round 77 132.4
End of round 78 134.4
End of round 79 132
End of round 80 133.6
End of round 81 133.8
End of round 82 132.4
End of round 83 133.4
End of round 84 133
End of round 85 131.6
End of round 86 133.0
End of round 87 134.8
End of round 88 132.8 (2 pounds lost)
End of round 89 138.2 (5.4 pounds gained)
End of round 90 135 (3.2 pounds down)
End of round 91 132.8 (2.2 pounds down from end of last round)
End of round 92 133 (0.2 pound up from end of last round)
End of round 93 135.6 (2.6 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 94 135.8 (0.2 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 95 134.4 (1.4 pounds down)
End of round 96 134.4 (no loss no gain!!)
End of round 97 135 (0.6 up from end of last round)
End of round 98 133.4 (1.6 down from end of last round)
End of round 99 134.4 (1 up from end of last; not bad for Christmas period!)
End of round 100 133.4 (1 down from end of last round)
End of round 101 137.2 (3.8 pounds up)
End of round 102 136 (1.2 pounds down from last round – not bad considering Dad unexpectedly passed away 3 days before end of round & I went totally off plan & no walking!)
End of round 103 – 133.4 (2.6 pounds down from last round – better!)
End of round 104 – 135 (0.6 up from end of last round)
End of round 105 – 133.6 (1.4 down from end of last round)
End of round 106 – 133.6 (same as last round)
End of round 107 – 134.8 (1.2 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 108 – 134.2 (0.6 pounds down from end of last round)
End of round 109 – 135.6 (1.4 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 110 – 133.2 (2.4 pounds down from end of last round)
End of round 111 – 133.2 (same as last round)
End of round 112 – 133.6 (increase of 0.4)
End of round 113 – 132.8 (0.8 down from end of last round)
End of round 114 – 136 (3.2 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 115 – 134.8 (1.2 pounds down from end of last round)
End of round 116 – 133.4 (1.2 pounds down from end of last round)
End of round 117 – 135.4 (2 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 118 – 136 (1.6 pounds up from end of last round)
End of round 119 – 133.4 (2.6 pounds down)
End of round 120 – 135.4 (2 pounds up)
End of round 121 – 135.2 (0.2 pounds down)
End of round 122 – 133.2 (1.8 pounds down)
End of round 123 – 132.4 (0.8 pounds down)
End of round 124 - 134.8 (2.4 pounds up)
End of round 125 - 135 (0.2 pounds up) – get a grip!!!
End of round 126 - 135 - same as last round
End of round 127 - 133.8 (1.2 pounds down
End of round 128 - 133.4 (0.4 pound down)
End of round 129 - 134.2 (0.8 up)
End of round 130 - 133 (1.2 pounds down)
End of round 131 - 133.6 (0.6 up)
End of round 132 – 134 (0.4 up)
End of round 133 – 134 .4 (0.4 up)
End of round 134 – 132.2 (2.2 pounds down) see what not binging can do!!
End of round 135 – 131.8 (0.4 down)
End of round 136 – 132.8 (1 pound up – happy for Christmas period, lower than at this time for many years!)
End of round 137 – 134 (1.2 pound up ugh!!)
End of round 138 - 131.2 (2.8 pounds down)
End of round 139 – 130.2 (1 pound down)
End of round 140 – 132.4 (2.2 pounds up)
End of round 141 – 131 (1.4 pounds down)
End of round 142 – 129.8 (1.2 pounds down)
End of round 143 – 130.8 (1 pound up)
End of round 144 – 130.2 (0.6 pounds down)
End of round 145 – 132 (1.8 pounds up)
End of round 146 – 133.8 (1.8 pounds up – again!!)
End of round 147 – 133.2 (0.6 down)
End of round 148 – 132.4 (0.8 pounds down)
End of round 149 – 132.4
End of round 150 – 133.8 (1.4 pounds up)
End of round 151 – 135.8 (2 pounds up)
End of round 152 – 134 (1.8 pounds down)
End of round 153 – 135.4 (1.4 pound up)
End of round 154 – 132.2 (3.2 pounds down)
End of round 155 - 133.6 (1.4 pounds up)
End of round 156 - 134 (0.4 pounds up)
End of round 157 - 133.6 (0.4 pounds down)
End of round 158 – 135.4 (1.8 pounds up)
End of round 159 – 134.4 (1 pound down)
End of round 160 – 135.2 (0.8 up)
End of round 161 – 134.2 (1 pound down)
End of round 162 – 133.6 (0.6 down)
End of round 163 – 136.2 (2.6 up)
End of round 164 – 136 (0.2 pound down)
End of round 165 – 135.8 (0.2 pound down)
End of round 166 – 136 (0.2 pound up)
End of round 167 – 138 (2 pounds up)
End of round 168 – 135 (3 pounds down)
End of round 169 – 134.4 (0.6 pound down)
End of round 170 – 133 (1.4 pounds down)
End of round 171 – 135.4 (2.4 up)
End of round 172 – 135.6 (0.2 up)
End of round 173 – 137.6 (2 pounds up)
End of round 174 – 135.2 (1.4 pounds down)
End of round 175 – 138 (2.8 pounds up)
End of round 176 – did not complete (away on family holiday)
End of round 177 – 138
End or round 178 – 137.8 (0.2 down)
End of round 179 – 139.4 (1.6 pounds up)
End of round 180 – 137 (2.4 pounds lost)
End of round 181 – 139.2 (2.2 pounds up)
End of round 182 – 135.6 (3.6 pounds down)
End of round 183 – 138.2 (2.4 up)
End of round 184 - 136 (2.2 pounds down)
End of round 185 – 136.4 (0.4 gain)
End of round 186 – 136.4 (same)
End of round 187 – 138.4 (2 pounds up)
End of round 188 – DNW (away for Queen's platinum jubilee celebrations)
End of round 189 – 139.2
End of round 190 – 139.8
End of round 191 – 139.8
End of round 192 – 138.8 (1 pound lost)
End of round 193 – 138.2 (0.6 lost)
End of round 194 – 136.4 (1.8 lost)
End of round 195 – 139.2 (2.8 pounds up)
End of round 196 – 138 (1.2 pounds down)
End of round 197 – 138.2 (0.2 up)
End of round 198 – DNW (on holiday in Crete)
End of round 199 – DNW (on holiday in Crete)
End of round 200 – 138.8 (2.6 pounds lost)
End of round 201 – 138.2 (0.4 pounds lost)
End of round 202 – 137.8 (0.4 pounds lost)
End of round 203 – 137.6 (loss of 0.2)
End of round 204 – 135.8 (1.8 pounds lost)
End of round 205 – 135.6(0.6 pound lost)
End of round 206 – 135.4 (0.2 pound lost)
End of round 207 – 136.4 (1 pound gain) (Caravan Christmas Party Rally)
End of round 208 - 137.2 (0.8 pound gain)
End of round 209 - 137.4 (0.2 pound gain) (Christmas period)
End of round 210 – DNW (Lanzarote holiday)
End of round 211 – 138.2
End of round 212 – 139.8
2/1 138.6 - 9.91 miles walked, a much better day & under control! 5% of exercise calories eaten back.
2/2 138 – 11.04 miles walked, half of exercise calories eaten back.
2/3 138.4 – childminding DGS; no structured walking.
2/4 139.8 – don't ask!!:( 9.68 miles walked, but that was not enough to negate the massive amount of food I binged on . I'm such a stupid greedy pig!! Today is Saturday, it will be good to spend my walking together with DH.
2/5 139.4 - 11.86 miles walked, & back in control, all but 197 of exercise calories eaten back. Saturday for us is pizza night together with a massive delicious crunchy salad, we also have oven roasted chips, I normally have just 100 calories worth, but last week I realised that I am not that bothered about the taste so this week didn't have any and to TBH didn't miss them. More importantly no chocolate/biscuits. Thank you for your kind words, I'm over yesterday’s rant at myself now.
2/6 139.4 – no structured walking, DS & family came down for a roast lunch & then we all went to a wider family get together; 27 of us, all my DSs & their children & grandchildren. We try to do this a couple of times a year, not all of us manage it as to get a date that all of us can make is near impossible!!
2/7 139.4 – 9.61 miles walked yesterday, ate back ¾ of exercise calories, but stayed in control & no chocolate/biscuits.
2/8 139.4 – 10.88 miles walked, 75% exercise calories eaten back.
2/9 139.4 – my body seems to like this number! 12.39 miles walked, 75% exercise calories eaten back.
I'M WORTH IT !!
ﾑﾍThis is NOT A DIET. It’s a PERMANENT HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?ﾟﾑﾍ
antiderivative Posts: 151 MemberRound 213
Jillian Age 37 and 5'1"
Mini GW: 158
Round 212 (1): 167 to 167.4 (+0.4)
Round Goal: 165
🏃 02/02: 167.4
🏃 02/03: 166.8
🏃 02/04: 166
🏃 02/05: 166.8 -- I didn't track. I will today.
🏃 02/06: 166
🏃 02/07: 167.4
🏃 02/08: 166.6
My Weight Chart:
Heaviest: 180.8 (5th July '21)
UGW: 140lbs (trend)
Past RoundsR160 SW:162.8 GW:164.0 EW:DNW
R161 SW:162.0 GW:159.5 EW:158.2 (-3.8)
R162 SW:160.2 GW:156.5 EW:154.6 (-5.6)
R163 SW:154.4 GW:152.4 EW:152.4 (-2.0)
R164 SW:151.8 GW:151.0 EW:150.2 (-1.6)
R165 SW:149.0 GW:148.4 EW:149.0 (-0.0)
R166 SW:148.4 GW:147.0 EW:147.0 (-1.4)
R167 SW:148.2 GW:146.5 EW:146.6 (-1.6)
R168 SW:146.6 GW:144.0 EW:146.2 (-0.4)
R169 SW:143.6 GW:143.0 EW:142.0 (-1.6)
R170 SW:143.0 GW:140.0 EW:140.6 (-2.4)
R171 SW:140.0 GW:139.6 EW:138.6 (-1.4)
R172 SW:141.4 GW:138.6 EW:145.0 (+3.6)
R173 SW:145.2 GW:142.8 EW:141.0 (-4.2)
R174 SW:141.0 GW:139.6 EW:142.2 (+1.2)
R175 SW:141.6 GW:139.6 EW: 140.0 (-1.6)
R176 SW:139.6 GW:139.0 EW: 138.4 (-1.2)
R211 SW:165.0 GW:163.0 EW: 160.8 (-4.2)
R212 SW: 161.4 GW: 159.0 EW: 157.6 (-3.2)
R213 SW: 158.0 GW: 156.0 EW:
2/1 158.0 Massive sugar cravings and low mood yesterday, which I gave in to, so I'm not surprised to see a small gain. Think it's hormones coming into play. TOTM this round so it will be interesting to see how that affects my weight and energy levels.
2/2 157.4 Still lots of cravings, which I gave into in the form of left over Christmas biscuits, gah. Didn't eat any proper food to make up for the indulgences, that's not the way to go.
2/3 157.4 Went to the pub last night with OH, which was unplanned, so calories ended up way over. It also didn't help that I came home and had ice cream and crisps, whoops! As a result I had a poor night's sleep so I feel like crap today, that'll learn me.
2/4 157.8 Well, I guess this little uptick is down to bad choices on Thursday and having a lazy day yesterday. Tiredness and sugar cravings are still causing issues.
2/5 157.2 OK that's a bit better. Still making poor choices in the evening but not eating much during the day is just about balancing things out. Not the best method nutritionally though. Went with OH for his hospital appointment, he was having an MRI scan for joint pain. We didn't realise how long these things take, so after an hours drive there, I was sat in the car waiting for 3hrs, then an hours drive back. Then i stayed on the sofa all evening because I was feeling low and unmotivated. Sun is shining today, must do better.
2/6 157.8 Gah. This could be just water I hope. Went for a 4 mile walk and had salty soup and rice cakes. I'll be lucky if I even weigh less than the end of last round at this rate. It's Monday, a good day to strengthen my resolve. I know how important it is for me to feel comfortable in my body in order to enjoy life. I determine to not waste another beautiful year hiding away and feeling shame. I'm planning on going to the gym today for the first time in about 18 months, got my clothes all laid out and ready, I just need to find the courage.
2/7 158.0 Well that's very discouraging. I made it to the gym and did a relatively gentle workout. 10 mins elliptical, 30 mins fast walking on treadmill and 15 mins rowing. I'm glad I went though, it helped me see how unfit I've become! Not sure why I've had a gain, I don't think it's water retention from muscle soreness because I didn't work that hard. My mfp diary shows my daily net average calories are 895 for the last week and 745 for the week before so I think I should have lost more than 1.9 pounds in that time. I guess my metabolism is just being very stubborn and I need to find ways to raise my energy output. Tricky when I feel so exhausted all the time. Glad totm finishes today and my hormones can settle for a while.
2/8 157.8 Had a more busy day than usual with an hour at the gym then dentists and shopping for 3 hours. I noticed my fitness tracker watch doesn't count my steps if my arms aren't moving by my side eg when pushing a shopping trolley or carrying something. Are they all like that? Dentist said I have gum disease and need to be more rigorous with my oral hygiene or my teeth might fall out, yikes!
Meeting up with mum for a walk today so probably no gym.
2/9 157.0 It's a relief to see this number. Even if I'm not going to reach my goal this round, hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to record a loss, so long as I'm careful today. I was sooo hungry last night. OH and DD ordered pizza from a new place in town but I resisted. Instead I had a small bowl of porridge made with left over milk from my daily allowance. It took me slightly over my calories for the day but I wouldn't have been able to sleep without it.
Christine from Burlington, Ontario, Canada 😊
Age 53, 5’5”
Heaviest Weight: 345+ lbs (my highest known weight prior to gastric bypass in Aug 2005)
Weight in Aug 2006: 170 lbs
Weight in March 2022: 220 lbs
Weight beginning this Round: 150.6 lbs
Goal Weight: 145-150 lbs (TBD after consult with bariatric surgeon’s office on Feb 15th)
Thanks to @quiltingjaine for keeping these going! So very helpful!!
This week's daily goals: 5 mins affirmations before work; 10 mins meditation before bedtime. Also, continue to keep the habit of iron/supplements. Using the KISS principal this time around…
2/1 – 150.6 lbs, took iron/supplements, missed my 5 mins affirmations, and felt too sleepy to do my meditation. Oops. I didn’t do very well with ANY of the goals I set last round. However, I am going to try to be more positive and point out that in my first round I was able to “kick” ice-cream sammiches (phewf!) and over the course of two rounds I got really good at remembering to take my iron/supplements. Also, I seem to have lost 7 lbs in 20 days, so GO ME! I will focus on my accomplishments. 😊 Anyway, I think I will change it up with my goals for this round. I will just focus in on 2 things that will be good for my mental health – I have been struggling, and February is never easy for me. In the last round @quiltingjaine wisely pointed out the connection between mood and weight loss. I think this is a very important observation!
2/2 – 150.0 lbs, took iron/supplements, did not do affirmations or meditation. Hmm. I seem to be a bit lax on this, even know I am fully aware that these activities very much do support my mental health. Let me try again tomorrow. As far as weight-loss, I guess I will try to lose another 5 lbs and then see if I can maintain between 145-150 lbs. I just realized that if I can get to 145, that will be a loss of 200 lbs when compared to my weight before weight-loss surgery in 2005. YIKES. I feel like the only way to maintain my loss is to keep logging my calories every day, for the rest of my life. Also, I have been taking Saxenda for quite some time now. I feel like I will have to explore the idea of continuing to take that as long as I can, because most people experience a huge rebound gain when they discontinue. And finally, if I can maintain this weight for at least a year, I will consider the idea of having more plastic surgery, such as my arms and the circumferential body lift. I had an abdominoplasty and breast reduction in 2006 and a thigh reduction in 2007. But according to the plastic surgeon I still have about 10 lbs of excess skin to be removed. I also want a face lift, because I am very vain.
2/3 – 150.2 lbs, no iron, no supplements, no meditation or affirmations. ☹
2/4 – 150.2 lbs, took iron, took supplements, did my 5 mins of affirmations! “Every situation gives me an opportunity to learn and grow!” I used the timer on my phone. Said it out loud and wrote it in my notebook a few times. This particular phrase is helpful in thinking about my weight goals but also in thinking about making decisions about next steps regarding my job situation. Let’s hope it sinks in! Neglected to do my meditation, but feeling good that I had at least some success.
2/5 – 150.4 lbs, took iron. Did not take supplements, did not do my affirmations and probably won’t meditate. Decided to adjust my calories, as my intention was to try to get down to 145 and then see if I can maintain 145-150 lbs. I seem to be stuck around 150 lbs at the moment, so let’s see if adjusting down a bit will help. I have also been eating back 200-300 of my exercise calories, against my better judgement. I will try to tone that down a bit, as well.
2/6 – 150.4 lbs, no iron, no supplements, no meditation, no affirmations. Just not doing well at all. ☹
2/7 – 150.6 lbs, took iron, but did not take supplements. I did not do affirmations or meditation. I was sooo hungry yesterday. I couldn’t stop eating. I finally got my period, which always makes me tired and hungry. And it’s been so damn cold, I haven’t been walking much. I fell asleep early and then woke up at 10 PM with a raging sore throat. Just what I needed. ☹
2/8 – 150.8 lbs, Definitely 100% sick. Also, apparently I am at maintenance? I am trying to eat less so I can get down to 145, but I am so damn hungry all the time. Maybe after I’m done my period I’ll be less hungry and will have more success. But I ate 1450 cals yesterday and walked almost 30K steps…. How did my weight go up?? No iron, no supplements, no affirmation, no meditation. Sheesh. I guess I suck!
**thoughts for next challenge: journalling, band/strength exercises, Grow With Jo videos on cold days, zero work absences, 12K steps, X pages of reading
got care free in maintenance and the scale went up one lb at a time. Now I’m turning it around one lb at a time.
R212 EW 186.6
2/9- 185.2 my wild and crazy body! Ate exactly the same two days in a row- calories and timing. Im guessing it’s difference between cardio and strength training. Finding a balance where I’m lifting enough to gain muscle but also doing enough cardio for heart health, endurance and muscle function without cardio burning muscle.
I’m feeling good about where I’m at, slowly averaging back down but still enjoying food.
GIVE ME 10 DAYS – ROUND 213
February 1 - 10, 2023
61 year old female, 5’5”. I am married, semi-nomadic (we live in three states, Mass, Maine, Florida).
My goal for round 213? To make it through these 10 days without regret. I start in Mass trying to pack and getting home and family in order. Leaving for 3 months is more like a move than a vacation. I have to go through every aspect of my life and transport those items to this other home so life there continues on normally. I then have 22 hours of car riding in two days, followed my time in MIL’s home, and then a final 4 hour drive. Then it is the unpacking and putting my life in order until I repeat the process going north in 3 months. My husband yesterday asked when will there ever be less stuff be going in the car. My reply was when we start flying instead. :P
So, exercise will not start until I make it to the Keys. But once there, my goal is to work on my exercise habits so that they are re-established and will continue when I get back to Mass in May. As for the road trip, I am planning out my meals and pretracking. I did this in 2021 when I was with you all and it worked great. Trying to decide if I will smuggle my scale in the suitcase or not, or just accept three DWI in a row. At least it would be in the middle of the round. We will find out this weekend, won’t we? :P
Harry and Han are our cats, who travel with us. Have two “kids”, who are very much adults, and a DGS. We have three parents, 88(father), 86(mother), 84(MIL) still with us, and I have logically been needing to help them more as they age. I got my act in gear during COVID, somewhat inspired by NOT becoming my parents. I lost 30 lbs and was exercising daily. Unfortunately, I am an “all in or not” person. Selling family home distractions, plus medical incident with my father and all their new needs, became an excuse. A year and a half later, I gained 25 lbs and lost all my athletic improvements. I need to figure out balance and how to make health be a daily priority for life!
Round 126 153.0 equivalent 9/14/20
Round 127 149.2 9/24/20
Round 128 147.2 10/4/20
Round 129 145.8 10/14/20
Round 130 144.4 10/24/20
Round 131 142.2 11/3/20
Round 132 139.4 11/13/20
Round 133 137.2 11/23/20
Round 134 136.4 12/3/20
Round 135 132.6 12/13/20
Round 136 132.0 12/23/20
Round 137 132.0 1/2/21
Round 138 131.0 1/12/21
Round 139 128.2 1/22/21
Round 176 138.2 1/26/22 Harry 10 lb 14 oz Han Solo 11 lb 13 oz
Round 177 134.8 2/5/22
Round 178 137.0 2/15/22 Harry 10 lb 15.5 oz Han Solo 11 lb 11 oz
Round 181 138.2 3/17/22 Harry 10 lb 14 oz Han Solo 11 lb 10.5 oz
Round 182 137.8 3/27/22 Harry 10 lb 14.5oz Han Solo 11 lb 12.5 oz
Round 183 133.4 4/6/22 Harry 11 lb .5 oz Han Solo 11 lb 13 oz
Round 184 136.0 4/16/22 Harry 10 lb 15.5 oz Han Solo 11lb 12.5 oz
Round 185 136.8 4/26/22 Harry 10 lb 15.5 oz Han Solo 11lb 13 oz
Round 186 136.0 5/6/22 Harry 10 lb 14.5 oz Han Solo 11 lb 12.5 oz
Round 187 137.8 5/16/22 Harry 10 lb 14.0 oz Han Solo 11lb 11.5 oz
Round 188 135.8 5/26/22 Harry 10 lb 10.5 oz Han Solo 11 lb 12 oz
Round 210 146.6 1/02/23 Harry 10 lb 15.5 oz Han Solo 11 lb 12 oz
Round 211 144.4 1/12/23
Round 212 147.2 1/22/23 Harry 10 lb 14 oz Han Solo 11 lb 11 oz
Round 213 143.0 2/1/23 Harry 10 lb 14.5 oz Han Solo 11 lb 10.5 oz
2/1 – 143.0 Last night, I was crazy hungry later in the evening. Calories had been on target for the day (I aim for 1443 – don’t remember how I set that number way back when). I decided that I was too hungry and made a thoughtful decision to add an 80 calorie parmesan snack, and a fifth of an open candy bar. Brought me up to 1591. I kind of glad that I have had some section of this process without exercise as I am getting to see little hints of where my baseline might be.
2/2 – 142.4 Yesterday was challenging. Spent the day helping my parents at assisted living. Planned on having lunch with them as they keep asking me to join them. Nope, they now skip lunch, and they had a day packed with tasks for which they needed my assistance. One was trip to fidelity to deal with account issues in person. There they have a nice coffee machine and bowl full of candy AND I was very hungry. Well I was unprepared to snap out my trays, so nothing for me…… Got home 3:30 and had some quick food and adjusted my planned dinner and added a little after dinner, to fill in those missing lunch/afternoon calories. It worked!! I’m pretracked through next Monday which is helping me a lot!
2/3 – 142.6 Just means I am where I am supposed to be.
2/4 – 142.0 road trip Amazing that I dodged stress eating last night. Yesterday was last push of packing and cleaning to leave our home for three months. We lost power late afternoon for an hour. We used the time well, but were strategizing for what we do if power does not come back. Came on just in time to cook dinner. We finish up and head for a relaxing few hours before early bedtime, for todays early rise and journey. A little after 9 pm, we realize the heat never came back on!!!! (right now it is -12 outside not including windchill – logan airport – 9 and -33 with windchill). Panic!! We cannot get it back on. Each phone call to emergency heating services goes to voicemail………. Facebook comes to the rescue. I used facebook messenger figuring that no one would be online. In less than a minute I got a reply. Repairs were crazy last night, but they came. Heat is working, and I am loading the car as I type. I was certainly thinking about chocolate last night. Pre-tracking and the inconvenience of Invisalign kept me in line.
2/5 – road trip, DNW I decided to be logical. That is part of this journey is to live the reality so for me that was not packing the scale into the car and annoying the heck out of my husband. Do I am going to have three days of not weighing, until I get to marathon where I have a sister scale ( I have three matching scales – maine, mass, florida). Stayed true to my pre-tracked foods. Again, Invisalign really stops that impromptu eating. You just can’t or risk dental health.
2/6 – MIL, DNW Continued the road trip, and made great time yesterday. I was very close to keeping with my pre-tracking. MIL made homemade lasagna, which I planned for, but also had meatballs and her mixed meats from her Italian sauce. But I traded my two unplanned meatballs and meat for the peanut butter M&M that I had planned on, but skipped. While I am calling today a DNW, because I don’t have MY scale, I did step on MIL’s and it stated 142.2. Should not have an up. I am curious how it will align with mine on 2/8.
2/7 – MIL, DNW Yesterday, tracking went well. Reworked my day as I went on as nothing except breakfast went as planned. Numbers were good, and I was hungry from about 7 pm on, so I have no concern that I overate. I did step on MIL’s scale, 142.4. we will see how this corelates with my scale tomorrow. Today is packing the car, driving another 4 hours and then unpacking again.
2/8 – 142.4 OK, so it turns out my MIL’s scale is accurate. I am thrilled to know as it will be a scale I can use confidently when we stay with her. My lack of losing any further weight shows that inactivity has a definite impact. Eating and tracking have been good. Today, I am walking with the neighborhood girls. Just two laps (1 hour) because time is tight today.
2/9 – 142.4 what a stubborn number!! Tracking and calories were good, and was under by a few hundred. I just need patience.
R213 Starting Weight 141.8
R213 Goal Weight: 140.0
2/1 142.4 Went out for chinese food last night.
2/4 141.4 Happy to finally see a number lower than 141.6, I've been stuck above it for a week.
Female, 5ft. 6 in.
OSW: 186 (March 2018)
Maintenance: 140-145 (December 2018)
My 174th Round!After losing 12 lbs. I was stuck at 174lbs. for a couple weeks until I found this challenge.
End R40: 171 (-3) - May 2018
End R41: 170.5 (-.5)
End R42: 168 (-2.5)
End R43: 165 (-3)
End R44: 163.5 (-1.5)
End R45: 163 (-.5)
End R46: 160 (-3)
End R47: 158.5 (-1.5)
End R48: 159 (+.5)
End R49: 157.5 (-1.5)
End R50: 154.5 (-3)
End R51: 154 (-.5)
End R52: 153 (-1)
End R53: 152.5 (-.5)
End R54: 151 (-1.5)
End R55: 149.5 (-1.5)
End R56: 146.5 (-3)
End R57: 146.5 (0)
End R58: 146.5 (0)
End R59: 144 (-2.5)
End R60: 144 (0)
End R61: 145 (+1)
End R62: 144 (-1)
End R63: 147.5 (+3.5) Christmas and New Year’s - 2018
End R64: 145 (-2.5)
End R65: 145.5 (+.5)
End R66: 144 (-1.5)
End R67: 142.5 (-1.5)
End R68: 143 (+.5)
End R69: 144.5 (+1.5)
End R70: 142 (-2.5)
End R71: 141.5 (-.5)
End R72: 140 (-1.5)
End R73: 141 (+1)
End R74: 143 (+2)
End R75: 142 (-1)
End R76: 144.5 (+2.5)
End R77: 144 (-.5)
End R78: 143.5 (-.5)
End R79: 143.5 (0)
End R80: 140 (-3.5)
End R81: 143.5 (+3.5)
End R82: 142 (-1.5)
End R83: 143.5 (+1.5)
End R84: 142.5 (-1)
End R85: 142 (-.5)
End R86: 142 (0)
End R87: 140.5 (-1.5)
End R88: 141.5 (+1)
End R89: 141.5 (0)
End R90: 145 (+3.5) Quit smoking - 2019
End R91: 145 (0)
End R92: 143.5 (-1.5)
End R93: 146 (+2.5)
End R94: 144.5 (-1.5)
End R95: 143.5 (-1)
End R96: 144.5 (+1)
End R97: 146.5 (+2) Thanksgiving aftermath
End R98: 145.5, BF33.2%, MM 63% (-1)
End R99: 147.5 (+2) Christmas - 2019
End R100: 147 (-.5) New Year
End R101: 147 (0)
End R102: 145.5 (-1.5)
End R103: 144 (-1.5)
End R104: 143(-1)
End R105: 143.5 (+.5)
End R106: 143.5 (0)
End R107: 143.5 (0)
End R108: 142 (-1.5)
End R109: 143 (+1)
End R110: 143 (0)
End R111: 144 (+1)
End R112: 146 (+2)
End R113: 143.5 (-2.5)
End R114: 146.5 (+3)
End R115: 146 (-.5)
End R116: 146 (0)
End R117: 145.5 (-.5)
End R118: 146 (+.5)
End R119: 146.5 (+.5)
End R120: 147 (+.5)
End R121: 147 (0)
End R122: 145 (-2)
End R123: 144.5 (-.5)
End R124: 143 (-1.5)
End R125: 143 (0) - Labor Day
End R126: 144.5 (+1.5)
End R127: 142.5(-2)
End R128: 143 (+.5)
End R129: 142.5 (-.5)
End R130: 144 (+1.5)
End R131: 144(0)
End R132: 143 (-1)
End R133: 144 (+1) Thanksgiving
End R134: 143.5
End R135: 143.5
End R136: 143.5 Christmas and New Year - 2020
End R137: 144 (+.5) Dan's cancer diagnosis
End R138: 145 (+1)
End R139: 146 (+1)
End R140: 145.5 (-.5)
End R141: 145
End R142: 145.5 (+.5)
End R143: 143.5 (-2) - Dan hospitalized
End R144: 143(-.5)
End R145: 143.5 (+.5)
End R146: 145 (+1.5) - Problems with Dan's treatment
End R147: 144.5 (-.5)
End R148: 145.5 (+1)
End R149: 145 (-.5)
End R150: 144 (-1)
End R151: 145 (+1)
End R152: 144.5 (-.5)Dan started BCG at CC
End R153: 145.5 (+1)
End R154: 146.5 (+1)
End R155: 146 (-.5)
End R156: 147.5 (+1.5)Dan ill from BCG/flu, G hospitalized, retina flash, RP died
End R157: 147.5(0)
End R158: 147.5(0)
End R159: 147(-.5)
End R160: 147.5(+.5)Dan clear from treatment
End R161: 147.5(0) L had covid
End R162: 146(-1.5)
End R163: 145.5(-.5)
End R164: 145(-.5)
End R165: 146 (+1) Dan's final BCG Maint. Mary's Memorial
End R166: 145.5 (-.5) E Bday/Halloween party
End R167: 145
End R168: 146(+1)
End R169: 145.5 Thanksgiving
End R170: 145.5 Dan cleared at CC again
End R171: 145.5
End R172: 148 (+2.5) Christmas - 2021
End R173: 147(-1) Heart monitor placed
End R174: 147(0)
End R175: 146(-1)
End R176: 146(0)
End R177: 145.5(-.5)
End R178: 145.5(0)
End R179: 146.5(+1)
End R180: 145(-1.5)
End R181: 146(+1)
End R182: 147(+1)
End R183: 145.5(-1.5) Dad passed away 4/10/22
End R184: 146(+.5)
End R185: 146(0)
End R186: 148(+2) Stress eating
End R187: 149(+1) Prep for Dad's service
End R188: 149.5 (+.5) Celebration of Life for Dad
End R189: 149.5(0)
End R190: 149.5(0)
End R191: 151.5(+2) 4th of July
End R192: 151(-.5)
End R193: 149(-2)
End R194: 149(0)
End R195: 149(0) - Mark went missing
End R196: 152(+3) - Niagara Falls trip
End R197: 149
End R198: 150.5
End R199: 149
End R200: 150.5 - Ron deathly ill
End R201: 149.5 - Hospitalized with bigeminy
End R202: 147.5 - Fiona born, Cassie got custody
End R203: 146.5 - Heart issues
End R204: 146 - Failed Ablation
End R205: 146
End R206: 147 - Thanksgiving and Fiona home
End R207: 147
End R208: 148 - Birthday
End R209: 149.5 - Christmas, NY, Cassie and Fiona get covid
End R210: 148.5
End R211: 149.5
End R212: 151
2/03 - 150.5
2/06 - 150
2/07 - DNW
2/08 - 149
2/09 - 148.5
CamandJarvis Posts: 1,745 MemberYou don't have to be perfect, you just have to be better than you were before
OSW: 164.2 164.5 164.9 Dec 31, 2022 165.5 Jan 5, 2023
Previous Rounds:R69: 158.1; R70: 156.5; R71: 156.3 R72: 156.3; R73: 155.2; R74: 155.4; R75: 156.1; R76: 155.6; R80: 153.2; R81: 154.3; R82: 154.1; R84: 156.5; R89: 156.7; R91: 160.1; R93: 159.3; R94: 156.1; R98: 154.5; R99: 155.9; R100: 152.8; R101: 149.7; R102: 149.0; R103: 149.0; R104: 146.2; R105: 146.6; R106: 144.6; R107: 146.8; R108: 147.7; R109: 148.1; R110: 150.1; R111: 154.3; R112: 152.6; R113: 151.7; R121: 153.0; R122: 154.8; R123: 153.9; R124: 153.4; R125: 155.6; R126: 152.3; R127: 151.5; R128: 151.0; R129: 151.0; R130: 152.6; R131: 153.9; R132: 150.6; R133: 151.2; R134: 149.3; R135: 149.5; R136: 148.4; R137: 147.9; R138: 148.4; R139: 151.9; R140: 150.4; R141: 150.4; R142: 144.0; R143: 144.2; R144: 147.0; R145: 145.7; R146: 145.9; R147: 145.9; R148: 146.5; R149: 147.3; R150: 146.8; R151: 147.9; R152: 147.7; R153: 147.2; R154: 147.0; R155: 144.7; R157: 146.1; R158: 146.6; R159: 146.3; R160: 150.2; R161: 146.7; R162: 144.6; R163: 146.2; R164: 147.3; R165: 146.3; R166: 148.5; R167: 147; R168: 148.4; R169: 151.4; R170: 148.9; R171: 144.8 R172: DNW; R173: 146.1; R174: 147.9; R175: 145.9; R176: 150.5; R177: 149.3; R179: 150.5; R180: 151.6; R181: DNW; R182: 150.2; R183: 152.9; R184: 153.4; R185: 151.3; R186: 152.3; R187: 151.8; R188: 150.9; R189: 152.6; R190: DNW; R191: 154.8; R192: 155.5; R193: 155.2; R194: 156.5; R195: DNW; R196: 155.7; R197: DNW; R198: 156.1; R199: DNW; R200: DNW; R201: 159.8; R202: 159.7; R203: 160.5; R204: DNW; R205: DNW; R206: 161.7; R207: 163.6; R208: DNW; R209: 164.5; R210: 163.9; R211: DNW; R212: 163.1
01/31 - 163.1
Round Goal: 161.xlb Water goal: 90oz.
Day, Weight, Comment
2/01 - 163.0
2/02 - 162.9
2/03 - 161.7
2/04 - DNW
2/05 - DNW
2/06 - 163.2
2/07 - 162.6
2/08 - 162.4
2/09 - 162.6 - Is this sodium? Did I not track well enough through the day? Is it a normal fluctuation? We may never know... I just finished bodyweight portion of today. I'm taking a break to drink some water and let it settle on my stomach before I do my cardio sprints on the rower. I'm proud! The bodyweight, once I started, was intense and I jumped right in with hard work. I didn't try to slack or take things slow like I sometimes feel I need to in order to get through to the end. It wasn't easier, I was just more determined. Hoping sprints will be the same. Alright, off to do this cardio and catch up on posts while I cool down and catch my breath! EDIT TO ADD: I finished cardio sprints. Not too bad. I didn't push myself quite as hard on the rest portion. I'm worried I'm developing shin splints in my right leg as I had some achiness on yesterday's walk with the pups and then it flared up again on the rower just now. I spent 10 minutes doing some stretches after rowing and hoping that I can ease it down before my leg puts me down and out!
Previous Day's Comments2/01 - I'm happy with that tiny little drop. I cut it really close on calories yesterday and was honestly worried I'd be up again. Today will be another day which staying in calories will bring a challenge. I've already eaten breakfast since dinner was suuuuuper early and I was beginning to feel nauseous. Yoga this morning, just 15 minute easy morning wakeup practice. Will need to really pay attention to my watch's reminders to get up and move. And then move extra today. Not only to keep warm, but to give myself a little wiggle room in calorie department. Will see if BF wants to make chicken noodle or chicken and dumplings tonight for something cozy.
2/02 - Well, if I keep losing 0.1 at a time, I'll barely miss my goal of 161.x but I'll be a pound lighter than last round's end weight which isn't a bad thing nor would I be upset. Big splurge dinner of chicken and dumplings served in homemade bread bowls. I'm super proud of yet another bread-baking related accomplishment (why must it be on my "only eat sometimes" list again? I love baking it). No clue lunch, as usual or dinner except that I'm in charge, eek. The pup woke me up with his coyote-sounding yawn and was doing a peepee dance at 4am so I'm up an hour earlier than my alarm. In a bit I'm going to start my bodyweight workout and, because of the early start, I can have a small break before the cardio sprinter portion, yippee. I'm not sure how I feel other than I AM looking forward to this being over haha
2/03 - I wasn't expecting that woosh at all! I made homemade beef and cabbage pan fried wontons last night. They weren't that great, but I think part of that is because it was ground beef. I had pork, but unfortunately it went bad before I could make it. Plus seasonings were off and not enough. I have leftover filling and wonton wrappers for lunch today. Got my workout in despite not wanting to get up at all. Woke up mid-dream and that always messes with me. Then BigBro's car wouldn't start, my car was frozen over entirely, and so I had to take him to school. Good thing because in spots where water pools, it was all icy. I almost couldn't make it up the hill home because the water pooled at the bottom left water tracks up the hill which froze. Thankfully I had 4WD and some umph to get me far enough up to get in the grass and get traction. Late start to work and to everything else. Setting up my grocery pickup to be about the same time I pick up BigBro from school so I can knock two things out in one trip since today is grocery day anyway.
2/04 - I was rushing for a puppy that really had to go outside ASAP so I skipped weighing. Probably good for my mental state as I indulged in a little wine last night and that never helps the scale in the morning. Today is an alcohol free day, though. Back to help Fam move the remainder of their stuff into the new house and help get things ready for a garage sale tomorrow. Should be plenty of movement today, will just have to be careful of my food choices. Hope you're all having a good weekend. Will try to check in tomorrow as well, time permitting. Also hoping for a weigh in tomorrow to see where I stand so I can adjust and not have a huge weekend gain.
2/05 - DNP
2/06 - Yesterday was a struggle. The pup had the pukes approximately 4-7am. Then I finally got to fall asleep on the couch only for BF's alarm to go off. I'm still exhausted haha! I'm also so sore from all the heavy lifting this weekend that I can't move a single muscle without cringing in soreness pain. I made the decision to forego my workout this morning. Thinking about it, 2 full days of moving a house is like 2 full days of strength training/lifting weights. And I did a workout Thursday and Friday. My body needs a rest day somewhere! I might skip tomorrow's, too. Just do yoga tomorrow and Wednesday (my scheduled rest day) and resume workouts on Thursday/Friday. They're all moved in so no more heavy lifting that I know of on weekends. One thing I will say: I'm proud of myself for logically thinking about it and not just saying "its Monday, I'm tired, no workout" like I would have previously. I hit snooze on my alarm and used that time to really think things through before making the decision and getting up (I almost went ahead and slept in if it wasn't for the pups realizing I was awake and getting a little crazy).
2/07 - Has anybody seen my brain? It seems to have gone missing and taken my memory with it. I've been so out of it today. Despite waking up a whole half hour earlier than normal, I managed to not finish all my morning journaling until mid morning, I didn't check in here, and I have ZERO memory of the first hour and a half of work. The task is finished, but I have no memory of finishing it. I did, however, get my workout in. Rowing sprints for cardio. And journaling is now caught up. I had a few meetings so while I wait for a response on my next project, I'm finally updating you. I'm a mess, y'all. I pre-logged dinner and I'm cutting it close. Was hoping the weather would hold out for another walk with pups this afternoon but it seems to keep threatening me and then delaying. Maybe that's my problem -- the gloomy dreary weather?! I will still attempt to walk if it looks like I can pull off 25 minutes/1 mile with them without getting soaked. Rest day tomorrow but hopefully I can get my act together a little more and knock out yoga or something.
2/08 - Beautiful storms this morning (I can hear them off in the distance still). I feel so powerful and revived after a good thunderstorm. Not sure why, but I've ALWAYS loved them. I wanted to be a storm chaser when I grew up. Part of me still does. Shh, don't tell. I'm about to finish my coffee and do some yoga while my work computer boots up. I worked late (unpaid) Monday evening for about an hour and a half so being 15-30 minutes late or getting off a few minutes early won't hurt. Nobody from the Kansas City office is usually online until 8-8:30am anyway so it's more my quiet work time and easiest time for me to take comp (evenings are rough since I get off earlier than most people do since I'm on earlier). BF wants chicken bacon ranch stromboli (AKA calorie bomb) tonight so I have to be on my best behavior today! Was hoping to meet goal of 161.x but if I'm not careful with tonight's dinner, I'm not sure I'll make it.
Hi All - Robyn here from SE Virginia. I'll be doing strength workouts only for the most part during this round while continuing to recover from foot surgery. My primary goals are: 1) no after-dinner-snacking; 2) to eat dinner no later than 7:30, and; 3) to lose weight during this round. I've gained during the last two rounds (+1.4 lbs).
2/9: 146.6 - What a day of being discipline will do! I'm back at SW. The boot is off as of Monday and my foot is still healing but I was able to get in a low-impact Peloton ride yesterday and a walk; three miles because I was a little over zealous went too far before turning around. I planned and stuck to my meals.
Female, 40, 5'3
OSW: 223.2 (12/1/22)
R208 SW: 219.4 EW: 219
R209 EW: 217.2
R210 EW: 216.4
R211 EW: 218.4
R212 EW: 216.2
2/1 - 215.2
2/2 - 215.2
2/3 - 214.2
2/4 - 213.6
2/5 - 214
2/6 - 213.2
2/7 - 212.4
2/8 - 214
2/9 - 214
Smallest Weight (21)-145
Day, Weight, Comment
1. No eating past 7pm( even if work late nights)
2. Track calories for everything including snacks
3. Stop emotional eating
4. In bed no later than 10pm
5. Eight glasses of water DAILY
2/08- 201- had to jump in, missed past month of rounds with lots of serious health issues with my 83 year old mother in law and working lots of overtime. Did heavy emotional eating after working late nights and the scale shows. Time to get back on track. Goal is to track calories and no eating past 7pm and No LNS!
2/09-202😥😓 I went over calories for lunc and dinner in which I ate a second helping of lunch with lots of pita and hummus and then chick fil a with the kids very late after overtime. I need to really focus on tracking every bite as clearly I would have known that I was over. Goal is to focus on getting back on track with calories.
Hello again friends!! Happy February!! Looking forward to another great 10 days! I'm so glad I found this again last round, I'm already finding it becoming an integral part of my morning routine to sit down and assess what happened yesterday so I can move forward good or bad. I've never been a journaller, this is as close as I get .
Female, 51yrs, 5'5"
Goal weight...to hang out somewhere 145-150
R212 EW -181.4
Day, Weight, Comment
2/01 - 181.4 - I might end up here for a few days as TOM showed up early yesterday (thank you Peri Menopause for the unpredictable cycle). Still hate the snow and cold...only let the doggo drag me out for a 20 minute walk, the windchill is wicked this week. I need to start motivating myself to do something else on top of a walk when I hate the weather...we have an elliptical and my boys have a small area with weights. I used to do some pretty intense kettle bell work outs 5 plus years ago but stopped when I messed up my shoulder, I should start that back up again as well....sigh....
2/02 - 180.8 - unexpected, felt super bloated all day yesterday. Another cold one yesterday so only a short walk but did a bunch of cleaning so I was moving a good chunk of the day.
2/03 - 180.8 - Glad I got out for good walk yesterday as a polar vortex has hit Ontario...it's flippin -25C out there today (-35 with the wind chill), even the dog won't walk in this!! Made beef stroganoff in the crock pot for dinner last night, had mine over a pile of roasted cauliflower instead of noodles, it was delicious!!
2/04 - 180.0 - Was really hoping to get below 180 this round...looks totally do-able!! Put in 25minutes on the elliptical yesterday because stupid weather, could have done more but I forgot my water bottle upstairs. Didn't get out of the house at all yesterday, it was treacherous, roads closed all over the place around here. DS(17) had some friends over and one of them loves to bake, I managed to leave alone the cookies and red velvet cupcakes he brought, not sure how but I did it...YAY ME!!
2/05 - 180.6 - thought that might happen...went out to a local brewery for dinner and then a hockey game last night...so beers and a higher calorie than normal dinner. I had a light snack instead of lunch to bank some so it wouldn't his as hard as it could have. Got 35 minutes in on the eliptical. Temps have gone up so hopefully getting outside this week will help me get under 180!!
2/06 - 180.6 - ugh...stuck here. Got in a great hike yesterday, finally a reasonable temp and the trails were nicely packed down. Busy day so got lots of steps in on top of the hike. We ate dinner really late, picked up take out on the way home from my son's game. I had a huge cobb salad, probably should have only had half but it was sooo good and I was sooo hungry.
2/07 - 179.8 - Yay!!! Got in a great hike yesterday. Timing of meals after breakfast was really late for me yesterday and I ended up with a very low calorie count for some reason, definitely not one that should be healthy or sustainable. I'll have to watch that and figure out some quick reasonable snacks to have on hand for days when plans and schedule mess up meal times.
2/08 - 178.8 - Not sure I trust this one...DS messed around with my scale, the battery in his died and he has a weigh in for wrestling on Friday so he's monitoring closely...he changed min to kg from lbs and moved it around and I had to change it back this morning...will see if it sticks tomorrow.
2/09 - 179.8 - Might be the scale issue from yesterday? Might be some extra carbs? Might be my body storing water after some weird stomach stuff? I know calories were in deficit so I must trust the process....
RSW - 123.6 lb
RGW - 119.4 lb
2/1 - DNW (travel & debauchery)
2/2 - DNW (same)
2/3 - 123.6 - First I have to confess my sins. I went from 119.4 lb on Monday to 123.6 lb today! Gah. I was out of control for my whole trip, essentially. The drinks were flowing and there was food everywhere. I had late night snacks every night thanks to my lowered inhibitions and having no responsibilities other than sitting in meetings. Phew. I know a lot of this is water but there is probably more than a pound of legit gain I need to get rid of. My goals for the rest of the round are to fast a minimum of 16 hours each day and to move my body for at least 30 minutes each day. Kicking things off with a longer fast today. Planning to make it to dinner time without eating. No need for hugs. I know what I did and what I need to do!
2/4 - 122.0. I did OMAD yesterday plus a 15-minute Peloton ride and 30-minute run. Going to take some discipline to get the travel weight off! I did a 45-minute Peloton ride this morning and have been tracking my food so far today. We’re attending a birthday party this afternoon but I plan to just have a couple bites of my kid’s cake 😇
2/5 - 122.0
2/6 - 121.6. Honestly surprised this wasn't higher this morning; it may catch up with me tomorrow. I didn't do very well this weekend. Today should be pretty easy to be disciplined since the kids are back in daycare today. Yesterday afternoon we had a family-wide snack attack. I have trouble resisting snacks when everyone else is having them. Then I had nighttime snacks while my husband ate nothing. Why? Ah well, today is a recovery run on the tread and probably a dog walk. I think I'll throw in some light strength training, too. Happy Monday everyone!
2/7 - 121.4. Okay, my goal of getting back to my pre-travel weight is looking a little distant right now. Maybe I did do substantial damage. Crazy that I did more damage during a short business trip than I did during my family vacation over the holidays. I've really gotten out of the habit of tracking and need to start again. I had a snack attack again last night. My birthday is the last day of the challenge and would really like to reach my goal! Yesterday I walked the dogs, did a 30-minute treadmill jog, and did 20 minutes of power yoga. I kind of hurt my back doing yoga from twisting too deeply, so today I think I'll just walk the dogs. And track! my! food!
2/8 - 121.4 again. I did track yesterday, so I made progress there, but I landed right at what my maintenance calories probably are so it absolutely makes sense that I've stopped losing. Today I'll track again with the intent of having a deficit at the end of the day (aka avoiding chocolate and booze). I'm also due for a Peloton ride and dog walk.
2/9 - 120! Not counting on making my RGW because I'm going out tonight, but I do plan to work out and fast until we go out today if I can make it. DH and I are going to a fancy dinner and concert in town for an early birthday celebration for me. Today commences a series of celebrations, actually! Today is dinner and the concert, tomorrow (actual birthday) is family dinner out in my hometown, and Saturday is skiing! It's a festive time of year here. My youngest is turning 2 next weekend so next challenge round is sure to be a doozy with all the festivities.
OSW-187 Sept. 2018. Thank you @quiltingjaine !
2/9-167-Walked 5 miles then went to lunch and visited for a long time then stopped by the quilt shop and visited there and finally got home in time for dinner. Yoga this morning then horse and quilting meeting tonight.8
@pezhed HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Female 5’1” Age 72 years
Started Keto WOE 7/17/17 (mid-Rnd 10)
*Travel - no scale part of the time
HWE 197.0 (2/2008)
Weight on 1/17/17 174.5
OGW 137 (set by WW 2008, WW goal 1985 was 126) UGW was 125 (HS weight 1968)
👍👍This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE👍👍Rnd 7 167.0 to Rnd 17 155.5
To Rnd 27 146*
To Rnd 37 139.0
To Rnd 47 133.5*
To Rnd 57 131.5
To Rnd 67 128.0
To Rnd 77 125.0
To Rnd 87 121.0*
To Rnd 97 121.0
To Rnd 107 122.0
To Rnd 117 116.0
To Rnd 127 117.0
To Rnd 137 117.0
To Rnd 147 116.0 🙌
To Rnd 157 115.5
To Rnd 167 119.4
To Rnd 177 118.3
To Rnd 187 120.0 AW 119.6
To Rnd 197 121.5 AW 119.15
SW RND 198 119.0 AW 119.75
SW RND 199 119.5 AW 119.55
SW RND 200 120.0 AW 122.35
SW RND 201 123.0 AW 121.35
SW RND 202 124.0 AW 121.25
SW RND 203 122.5 AW 122.65
SW RND 204 122.0 AW 122.9
SW RND 205 122.0 AW 122.95
SW RND 206 123.0 AW 124.25
SW RND 207 123.5 AW 125.0
SW RND 208 124.5 AW 125.25
SW RND 209 124.5 AW 125.7
SW RND 210 124.0 AW 124.4
SW RND 211 126.0 AW 126.11
SW RND 212 127.0 AW 126.45
We ALL have good rounds and bad but that is part of life. Don’t stay away, stay accountable. We don’t judge, we support.-Jpv,2/13/19
What we need to succeed is a sustainable way of eating, not a DIET we go on and off.
People say keto/LCHF isn’t sustainable. I’ve been doing it for over 5 years with amazing results!
This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE.
We are unstoppable not because we do not have failures but because we continue on despite them. - paraphrase of original quote by Beau Taplin
Up and down - just riding the waves of life. 🌊 🏄♀️ (My new mantra-3/19/22)
"Do or do not. There is no try." -Yoda
SW RND 213 126.5
2/1 127.5 Sorry for the late post! Our internet went out yesterday evening. Love checking and being told there is no problem and waking up 10 hours later to “we have a service interruption.” Should be fixed by 10am. That will be at least 12 hours without service. We have become so dependent on technology that it is scary. Reading a real book now. It seems it was actually our wi-go modem that died but we got a new one and it is finally operational. YAY!!
2/2 127.0 Started the day with my BPC and that brought on TMI. YAY! I hope this old pattern sticks around!
2/3 127.0 Took blind friend to the casino last night. Had dinner (OMAD) at 5 - ate cheeseburger, no bun, 1 house made potato chip and 1 small potato wedge.
2/4 128.0 60th anniversary celebration at neighbors’ last evening. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, cup cake 🤦♀️ Not anywhere near my usual 90 oz of water. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ My sewing friends are going to be here this afternoon and we will imbibe a bit - plenty of healthy snacks too!
2/5 129.0 I think that is Friday evening debauchery showing up. Today Great Greek with family. Oldest GS came up from Phoenix. Yesterday with the ladies - meat and cheese, veggies and ranch, two kinds of me made keto crackers, and fresh chicharrones. Those green chili margaritas!?! They were good.
2/6 129.0 At least I didn’t go up again! Good time at Great Greek. Here’s my favorite picture of 2 of my favorite guys. DH and his namesake Dear Great Grandson, Bruce - called Bru.
2/7 129.5. Not surprised after eating a sopapilla with honey at a New Mexican restaurant. They use Hatch green chilies - YUM! Haven’t been there in well over a year.
2/8 128.5 WOW! Almost the end of the round AGAIN!
2/9 127.0 Resisting the call of the carbs.9
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015) - 135
2023 Goals — no snacking after dinner; calories below maintenance, adjusted every 10 lbs; move more; eat mostly healthfully, no extremes. Aim for 150 by the end of the year.
📆 History 2015–2023Feb. 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: end weight running average 178.6
R209 01/01/23: end weight 178.6. Ave calories — who knows? I didn’t bother with the holidays.
R210 01/11/23: end weight 176.2 (-2.4). Ave calories 1102. No after-dinner snacking!
R211 01/21/23: end weight 176.8 (+.6).
R212 01/31/23: end weight 177.6 (+.8).
R213 02/10/23: goals—no snacking after dinner; walking as weather permits; 20 min meditation daily
Day/Weight/Comment no food after dinner 💚 ~~ >20 min meditation 🧘🏻
2/01 - 177.6 🧘🏻
Almost made it through with no snack, but…. It’s 7F this morning, so no long walks for me! Stay warm if you’re in the frigid zone!
2/02 - 177.4
I’m surprised, as I overindulged yesterday. Probably catch me tomorrow!
2/03 - 178
Yep, there it is. And it’s ok. This cold weather (14F right now) brings out my inner black bear—I want to eat and sleep! I’ve been doing lots of short training sessions with 12-week-old Booker (he thinks we’re playing) to direct his energy, and I got this cute pic yesterday. I wonder what he’s thinking about!
2/04 - 179
Yikes. But not a surprise or mystery. I baked cookies for DH, ate 4. Ate a (small) bowl of ice cream because I really wanted chocolate. I started out beating myself up this morning, but have decided to give myself a little grace with the very frigid weather. It always makes me crave fat and carbs. The temp is supposed to start rising today and be in the high 30s & 40s tomorrow onward, so I’ll get more exercise, which helps stem the recreational eating. I sometimes think I should just stop obsessing and tracking and simply eat when I’m really hungry. I think about food all the time, because I’m always planning my meals, then thinking, oh, I still have 17 calories available, and then eat 400. Anyone else feel like “dieting” — because however we frame it, that’s what we’re doing when we count calories, carbs, other macros, sugar, whatever — makes you more focused on food and more inclined to use food for emotional support and “something to do”? Or maybe it’s just me. I am a bit of a weirdo. 😁 Anyway, I’m looking forward to better weather and more outdoor time. And to getting rid of these few pounds I’ve re-accumulated so I get lose a few more.
2/05 - 177.8
Ok, that’s better. And the weather is better so I’m off in a bit to take the pup for a nice long sniff walk. Have a great Sunday, everyone!
2/06 - 177.6
It’s a new week, and I’m determined to clean up my act. I had one great, no-snack round and then fell apart again. Ridiculous. So today’s the day, this week’s the week…. Happy Monday, all!
2/07 - 177.8 💚🧘🏻
Yesterday was a pretty good day. I ate within bounds, had fun with the pup, read, wrote, had a nap. Perfect! Wishing you all good days, too!
2/08 - 177.8 🧘🏻
This seems to be my body’s new favorite place to hang out.
2/09 - 178.2 🧘🏻
Salt. I had a salty lunch and not enough water. I plan to drink lots of water today, and I’m making a big pot of veggie soup this morning, so I’ll have a bowl for lunch and freeze the rest. It’s rainy and we’re supposed to get high winds today, so I plan to stay in. I have plenty I need to do, but may just play with the pup, write a bit, read, and knit. Cleaning seems futile with rain and a puppy!
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