Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 213



  • clprieur
    clprieur Posts: 260 Member
    Skyleen75 wrote: »
    tishawj wrote: »
    clprieur wrote: »
    Am I a normal human size yet?

    Fun Fact- we all have normal human sized bodies!!!!
    I know, I know- not exactly what you meant.

    Body dysmorphia messes with your head. Depending on my mood, I can look in the mirror and see my 345 lb self; or look in the mirror and see my wrinkly saggy self! Hah. I know what you mean. I am just trying to figure out a "goal weight" for me and what that even means. I have no idea how I appear to others, "normal" or otherwise.
  • Kayjay1960
    Kayjay1960 Posts: 53 Member
      The out pouring of kindness from the community is so wonderful. The tips advice and kind words from everyone is very much appreciated. I am so glad I joined this community. Have a wonderful day.
  • antiderivative
    antiderivative Posts: 187 Member
    edited February 10
    Round 213
    Jillian Age 37 and 5'1"

    HSW: 179.8
    CSW: 167.4
    GW: 130
    UGW: 116
    Mini GW: 158

    Round 212 (1): 167 to 167.4 (+0.4)
    Round 213 (2): 167.4 to 164.8 (-2.6)

    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
    🏃 02/09: 164.8
    🏃 02/10: 164.8
    🏃 02/11: Not Weighing -- Won't Weigh Until 2/13, so this is the end of my round! I just need to maintain this through the weekend.


    My Weight Chart:

  • refactored
    refactored Posts: 314 Member
    shmmm3 wrote: »
    @shmmm3 Sugar is sugar
    “replaced added sugar cravings like ice cream and cheesecake with medjool dates, frozen mango, pineapple”

    2 dates, 46g 140 cal 36g carb
    Mango, 56g 36 10g
    Pineapple, 50g 25 7g

    Vanilla 1/2 c 136 16g
    Chocolate 1/2 c 142 19g

    I like that the body metabolizes the sugar in fruit differently than refined sugar so that it doesn't spike insulin and doesn't lead to further cravings or crashes. Dates are lower on the glycemic index than ice cream. It makes a big difference for me. https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-for-100-foods

    It makes a big difference for me too. I now eat fruit as a treat and I don't seem to get the same cravings for more sugar after eating them. I have usually avoided fruit in the past because of the carbs but it is really helping me this time.
  • clprieur
    clprieur Posts: 260 Member
    Christine from Burlington, Ontario, Canada 😊
    3rd Round
    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. :D
    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!
    2/9 – 149.6 lbs, took iron, took supplements, no affirmations, no meditation. I am feeling a bit better today. Yesterday I was wondering if I had Covid, but I think I would still feel bad today if I did. Also, I am feeling pretty good about getting into the 140’s… I can’t really believe it, to be honest. I went shopping for some new clothes the other day – I am around a size 6-8 in pants and small or medium in tops. Am I a normal human size yet?
    2/10 – 150.4 lbs, took supplements, took iron. Well, not much of a loss this round, but that’s okay. I am only 5.4 from the lower point of my goal range, and I know it can be slow to get the last five lbs off. I will keep trying next round. 😊

    **thoughts for next challenge: journalling, band/strength exercises, Grow With Jo videos on cold days, zero work absences, 12K steps, X pages of reading
  • hammycakes
    hammycakes Posts: 388 Member
    47 F - Ultimate Goal weight 160

    SW Round 212: 198.0 (-1.8)
    SW Round 213: 198.2 (+.02)

    Well last round was a bit of a bust. I ended higher than when I started but thats ok!
    Goal 1 for this round: Use the "day completed" button at the end of every day to make sure I log everything.
    Goal 2 for this round: start this 4 week treadmill plan (tomorrow) to do something different and get some cardio in: https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/4-week-treadmill-training-plan/

    2/1 197.4 my body likes this weight apparently as I spent most of round 213 there, haha. Checked off my journal.

    2/2 199.0 Had some fresh baked bread and homemade butter last night with some Guinness ale. delicious, but here's the spike! Checked off my journal.

    2/3 196.6 So excited haven't seen this number in ages!

    2/4 198.8 short lived due to eating dinner out. went over calories but not by a lot. Checked off my journal.

    2/5 199.0 ugh weekend salty water weight. Had burger and onion rings last night, only ate half but obviously not helping the situation here. ate over maintenance again (only a little but still). Checked off my journal so that's good, today's goal to stay well under calorie goal and drink lots of water, treadmill challenge and sauna with my sister this morning too.

    2/6 199.0
    2/7 198.6 a little progress~ checked off my journal.
    2/8 197.4 ok if we can just hold here or lower.... ~ checked off my journal.
    2/9 198.4 but why. ate below calories and checked off my journal. tomorrow is another day 🙃
    2/10 197. 8 hmm weird well at least I finished below starting weight!
  • RockinRobyn672
    RockinRobyn672 Posts: 887 Member
    ... if she yells at you again, smile at her, take a couple of deep breaths, and tell her you’re sorry she’s having a bad day and hope it improves.

    @SheilaBoneham I love the "sorry your having a bad day" advice. I am going to use that myself when meanness and unkindness shows up!
  • fmfdfa2020
    fmfdfa2020 Posts: 890 Member
    @fmfdfa2020 A couple of things I have changed since cutting carbs - I make my own “breadcrumbs” by putting pork rinds in the food processor and I use Xanthan gum as a thickener - arrowroot also works. It only takes a small amount of Xanthan to thicken so depending on the quantity you’re making, start small. I think it took about a teaspoon slowly added to the broth to make gravy.

    @quiltingjaine Wow, it's amazing the things you learn on here. I would have never thought of this - pork rinds! Thank you, I'll give it a try!
  • fmfdfa2020
    fmfdfa2020 Posts: 890 Member
    edited February 11
    Thank you @quiltingjaine for another round!

    80oz water each day: 💧💧💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
    Row/Bike 8 out of 10 days: 🚣‍♀️🚴‍♀️💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
    Calories <1700: 🍏🍏💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
    No Sugar/Minimum Flour:
    📅📅📅📅📅📅📅📅📅📅(20 days)
    💜 means I didn't make goal, but not beating myself up any longer - today's a new day :)

    01/31 - Start Weight: 178.7

    Round 213
    02/01 - 177.9 - going in the right direction!

    02/02 - 176.7 - Nice to see a drop this morning. I finally drank 80oz water! Hit all my goals yesterday. I changed my white flour goal from none to minimum flour of any kind. I haven't been eating white or whole wheat. Now that I've been off sugar/flour for 11 days, I still get amazed at how much your cravings subside if you can just get past the first week. I'm going to allow flour some time for things like adding panko to casseroles, but not planning on adding it any time soon because I have a bad case of eczema, and I think both contribute to my inflammation.

    I've also changed my calorie goal to less than 1700, which is probably a little less than maintenance. I'll still shoot for 1200 to 1400, but I've learned that being ultra strict just backfires on me. In the past, if I went over 1200, I would feel like I failed and binge. Now, I finally learned that if you need to go over, then eat something with 100 to 200 calories - it's okay - you'll lose 1/2 a pound instead of a pound. I have no set end-goal except to care enough about myself to get healthy and stop the damage I'm causing from being unhealthy (or from "dieting" in an unhealthy way).

    02/03 - 176.7 - Hit all goals again! I'm still struggling to quit adding so much salt. Is it true that once you've cut down, you really don't want as much? I never got that far to know. I tried before to put 1/4 tsp in a baggie and only take from it each day. I'll try again.

    02/04 - DNW
    02/05 - DNW
    02/06 - DNW

    02/07 - 178.1 - I thought it would be up more than this. Four days ago, I had one of those moments most everyone (including many on this forum at this very moment ) has had to deal with where everyday life is taking place and all of sudden your world stops with a diagnosis or a phone call about a loved one). I had the same thing in June but it was my medical condition, this time it's my mother-in-law. I won't go in detail but prognosis is dire - very sad - she is the kindest, most selfless and caring person I've ever known.

    We've been on the road and got home last night. For goal-tracking above, I've added for days missed, not only because of the circumstances this time, but because I'm 100% done with beating myself up any longer. So, back on track today.

    02/08 - 177.5 I didn't track yesterday. I was more tired from the 8 hour drive the day before than I thought I would be. It may be the no sleep, but I just don't handle expressway traffic very well any longer - is it just getting older? ;) Or, is it that I'm just not use to it any longer. If anyone has been to Maine, you know we don't have a major rush hour issue, to say the least - two lane highway for the most part. And I LOVE it after driving 12 years in Atlanta traffic.

    02/09 - 177.4 My weight is holding steady and that's now all I want out of this round. Still haven't tracked, or exercised, or drank enough water. I'm planning on making today a better day.

    02/10 - DNW - I'm ready for a new round - I ended up about the same as when I started - actually happy about that! I could have gone off the rails from emotional eating and also when traveling. Onward...

    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    180s / 170s / 160s / 150s / 140s /

    Long-term Tracking: Weight / No Sugar and Minimum Flour / H20 / Exercise / Calories
    1/21 - 180.2 / None / 48oz / Walked
    1/22 - 177.9 / None / 48oz / Rode Bike
    1/23 - 177.2 / None / 48oz / Snow Shoveled
    1/24 - 178.5 / None / 40oz / Snow Shoveled
    1/25 - 178.7 / None / 40oz / Snow Shoveled
    1/26 - DNW / None / ? oz (not enough) / / None
    1/27 - 178.5 / None / ? oz (not enough) / / None
    1/28 - 179.1 / None / 64oz / / Rowed 20 mins / 1460
    1/29 - DNW / None / 48oz / Stationary Bike/Rowed - 20 mins / 1479
    1/30 - 179.1 / None / 40oz / None / 1451
    1/31 - 178.7 / None / 48oz / Row/Bike 15 mins / 1523
    2/01 - 177.9 / None / 80oz / Row/Bike 15 mins / 1376
    2/02 - 176.7 / None / 80oz / Biked 30 mins / 1475
    2/03 - 176.7 / None / ?oz / None / 1878
    2/04 - DNW / None / ?oz / None / Did Not Track
    2/05 - DNW / None / ?oz / None / Did Not Track
    2/06 - DNW / None / ?oz / None / Did Not Track
    2/07 - DNW / None / 40oz / None / Did Not Track
    2/08 - 177.5 / None / 40oz / None / Did Not Track
    2/09 - 177.4/ None / 40oz / None / Did Not Track
    2/10 - DNW / None / 40oz / None / Did Not Track
  • Kayjay1960
    Kayjay1960 Posts: 53 Member
    Round 214
    SW: 176.2 pounds: Ultimate Goal weight 145 pounds

    Round 214
    Starting Weight 173.2
    Goal Round 214: 170

    Round 214 progress

    Goal 1 Track food 8 out of 10 days.

    Goal 2 Water 2 jugs 8 out of 10 days

    Goal 3 Gym work our 8 out of 10 days

    Goal 4 Fasting No food after 7:30 PM 8 out of 10 days

    Goal 5 Journal my journey daily

    214 Goals
    GW for this round: under 170 for the last 3 days of the challenge.

    02-11: 173.2 +.1 from yesterday, going to really ate very little yesterday. Hoping for better results tomorrow.
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 18,646 Member
    Thank you, @quiltingjaine !
    72 year old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion...
    ...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.
    Heaviest: 192.2
    Round GW: 149.0
    UGW: 132.2
    01/30 - 153.4 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then 60 min workout w/trainer
    01/31 - 153.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 7.29 miles in 139 mins
    02/01 - 152.5 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then 60 min workout w/trainer
    02/02 - 153.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 6.26 miles in 116 mins
    02/03 - 151.7 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then made soup
    02/04 - 153.3 at 8:30 a.m. ...2.50 miles in 90 mins w/DH and family. So fun!!
    02/05 - 154.2 at 7:45 a.m. ...a total ME Day!
    02/06 - 152.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then 60 min workout w/trainer
    02/07 - 154.3 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then put the house in order for our housekeeper
    02/08 - 154.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then 60 min workout w/trainer
    02/09 - 154.5 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then 5.82 miles in 113 mins
    02/10 - 153.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty!! then 60 min workout w/trainer