Just Give Me 10 Days - Round 215
2/21 - 123.8
2/22 - 124
2/23 - 127
2/24 - 126
2/25 - 124.4
2/26 - 124.2
Highest weight: 206
Goal weight: 146
Round 212 end weight: 200.7
Round 213 end weight: 198.7
Round 214 end weight: 196.9
64 yr young F, 5ft 4 Round 214 (my 146th). As always, thank you. @QuiltingJaine.
Goal for this round; again I'm not looking at a specific number, any loss and keeping clear of 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 taken 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
End of round 213 – 139
End of round 214 – 138.2 (1.2 pound loss)
2/21 138.6 – 8.81 miles walked, two thirds of exercise calories eaten back.
2/22 138 - 8.99 miles walked, 90% exercise calories eaten back.
2/23 140.2 – ughhr! Binged yesterday ☹, why? 9.62 miles walked, all exercise calories eaten back ---and more ☹
2/24 141.6 – I don't know why I do this to myself, I feel awful & got practically no sleep last night due to the binging, definitely have a bad sugar hangover again this morning. I’ve got 6 days to turn this around. No structured walking, childminding little DGS.2/25
2/26 142 – 9.32 miles walked, good food up to evening meal which we ate late; SIL cooked for us and all food was high fat content ☹. I’m really hoping for a lower number tomorrow, pre-logged all food and I am determined to stick with it, getting out for a walk later - but it’s bitterly cold in the North wind.
2/27 140.6 – a much better number: I kept to the pre logged foods, I’ll do that again today, it does work! And I’m in control of all my food again today. 8.96 miles walked yesterday, just under 50% exercise calories eaten back. I'm going to try hard to get back to my round start weight.
2/28 140.2 - 10.09 miles walked yesterday around our nearest AONB, stopped off at Shugborough Hall for our picnic and a delicious latte coffee, it was such a fresh spring day, made me feel so alive and exhilarated!! A fraction over 50% exercise calories eaten back.
I'M WORTH IT !!
👍👍This is NOT A DIET. It’s a PERMANENT HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Round 215 (my 50th)
February 21, 2023 - March 2, 2023
HW: 181 pounds (Dec 30, 2019)
Previous Rounds:R164 SW: 164.7, EW: 162.3RSW: 132.5 pounds (2/20/23, EO Round 214)
R165 EW: 161.2
R166 EW: 157.4
R167 EW: 157.0
R168 EW: 153.7
R169 EW: 154.3 - Thanksgiving week
R170 EW: 149.9
R171 EW: 151.0 - Travel almost the entire round
R172 EW: 149.7 - Christmas holidays
R173 EW: 148.6
R174 EW: 146.8
R175 EW: 145.5
R176 EW: 143.5
R177 EW: 142.4
R178 EW: 140.2
R179 EW: 139.6
R180 EW: 137.6
R181 EW: 135.6
R182 EW: 136.2
R183 EW: 134.9
R184 EW: 134.9
R185 EW: 135.4
R186 EW: 132.7
R187 EW: 132.1
R188 EW: 133.2
R189 EW: 133.8
R190 EW: 134.3
R191 EW: 132.5
R192 EW: 132.9
R193 EW: 132.5
R194 EW: 133.4
R195 EW: 132.7
R196 EW: 133.6
R197 EW: 134.9
R198 EW: 132.3
R199 EW: 130.7
R200 EW: 130.5
R201 EW: 130.7 (last weigh-in before traveling)
R202 EW: 134.5
R203 EW: 132.9
R204 EW: 134.0
R205 EW: 132.7
R206 EW: 133.2
R207 EW: 134.0
R208 EW: 134.5
R209 EW: 134.3
R210 EW: 131.8
R211 EW: 131.3
R212 EW: 132.9
R213 EW: 131.6
R214 EW: 132.5
RGW: < 135.0 pounds
UGW: 130-135 pound range
2/21: 132.1 - Jazzercise and walk yesterday with a few stairs thrown in for good measure. Consumed lots of fiber as well.
2/22: 131.8 - Not sure why as I have been eating beyond my allotted calories. Getting my workouts in.
2/23: 131.4 - Finally a good day yesterday. Got an extra-long workout in as well as controlled my eating.
2/24: 131.4 - A little cold here, but got my workout in. Prepping for an upcoming dinner party (grocery store shopping, etc.)
2/26: 132.3 -
Total round weight loss/gain to date from EO last round: - 0.2 pounds6
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 March 2022: 220 lbs
Weight beginning this Round: 150.6 lbs
Goal: Maintain 150 lbs
This round's daily goals:
1. <1500 cals per day - ☹☹☹<3<3<3
2. Jog/walking with dog every day - ☹<3☹☹<3<3<3
3. Zero work absences - ☹<3<3<3<3<3<3
2/21 – 150.6 lbs – WELP. I felt too gross to jog this morning, and I logged off work after lunch today because I felt so hateful (I didn’t sleep last night at all and when I did I had a lot of bad dreams – PTSD). I did manage to stay below 1500 calories, so let me try to focus on the positive. I have decided to keep my goals for this round very similar to last round. I have raised my calories up from 1300 to 1500, as I could not for the life of me stay at 1300 for some friggin mind-boggling reason. I kept the jogging goal as that is a new skill I am trying to incorporate into my life and I need to keep practicing it. It is my hope/belief that if I can do jogging every day, I may be able to maintain this weight for the foreseeable future (which I have never in my entire life been able to do). Also, I need to continue to work on not being absent from work, as the role I am currently doing is temporary and due to my absences, my manager is thinking about bumping me back down to my permanent role, which I would rather not do. (My current role is a more senior role; it is more challenging and aligns with my career goals and pays more.) I want to give myself a “shout out” for not missing any days last week. In the coming 10 days of this challenge I am scheduled for 8 days of work… please wish me luck/give me support to try to attend on those days. I really want to prove to my manager and teammates that I am worth keeping around. I am cutting myself some slack in that my goal is to just “attend”… not even to be 100% productive for those days. Just show up and do my best. Finally, you may notice that I have changed my goal weight from 145 to 150. I have been at this weight since February 2nd. Maybe I need to just accept that this is maintenance… ? Open to any thoughts or suggestions on this topic. 😊
2/22 – 150.4 lbs – Well, I attended the entire day of work, logged in on time and actually was a bit productive! I am really proud of that! I also did my walk/jogging, before the massive storm started. Unfortunately, I was SO hungry all day, I ate the entire house. And there likely won’t be much opportunity to exercise tomorrow, as the storm is expected to continue all through Thursday. I should do a “Grow with Jo” exercise video. I will still need to find a way to exercise my high-energy dog, nonetheless!
2/23 – 151.2 lbs – Okay, that is a problem. I was potentially adjusting to the idea of “maintaining” at 150 lbs. But I am NOT letting the scale go up. ABSOLUTELY NOT. I am NOT getting back on the emotionally draining merry-go-round of losing weight and then gaining it and then losing it and gaining it again… Yesterday I ordered Jenny Craig food. Not because I want to lose more weight, exactly. But more because my mental health has been all over the map lately and cooking has not been high on my list of priorities. I find that I have mostly been eating snacks, and the same things over and over again. I am hoping that using the Jenny food will help me have more of a variety of foods/nutrients, but also not go overboard on calories. In terms of my daily goals: it was too crappy for me to jog/walk this morning - too cold and also super icy. I also did not stay under my 1500 calories for the day. However, I did attend work and was able to do some work I was actually happy with. So there is the positive for the day. 😊
2/24 – DNW – Well, all I can say is that I woke up at midnight and did not get enough sleep and therefore felt kind of murderous all day. I did do my day of work and did as much actual work as I could and I got some positive feedback from my manager, so that was nice. I did not do my jog/walk as it continues to be very cold and icy. For the first time in months, I lost track of how much I ate and failed to log everything. I got so discouraged that I deleted all my entries for the day and now it’s a bunch of zeros. I know my calories were WAY over 2,000. Augh. TGIF.
2/25 – 151.4 lbs – Okay, the scale is headed in the wrong direction. I need to take action NOW. It continues to be cold and icy, so I can’t do my jog/walk. (I am too old to be falling on the ice.) So today I will bundle up and do a bunch of short walks with my dog. He didn’t get enough exercise yesterday and drove me up the wall with his whining and barking and shenanigans. (Poor dog.) I will also do a Grow with Jo video (she is on YouTube and I really enjoy her videos!). I also need to do a bunch of cleaning. So, that will hopefully help me get my steps in. (My daily Fitibit goal is 14K per day.) I will also pre-log my food and stick to the plan no matter how sore my stomach gets. (My body is doing this new thing where my stomach starts to hurt and nothing helps unless I eat something?) I’m going to post this now for accountability. (I usually only post the day after.) I need to at the very least get back down to 150.0 lbs by the end of this round. Feel free to cheer me on/chastise me. 😊 FTR, my TOM has been very irregular this last year, as I am hopefully approaching menopause. I am kind of hoping that the intense hunger/rage/fatigue I've felt over the last few days plus the weight gain is indication that I am premenstrual...
2/26 – 151.4 lbs – Well, the scale is the same as yesterday, but I am telling myself that if I hadn’t had a good eating/walking day yesterday my weight may have been even higher today, so I’m going to look at it that way. (I think we call that “reframing”! Ha!) I have 4 more weigh-ins this round to get back down to 150.0 lbs. I can do this! I did have a good day yesterday, as I had promised in yesterday’s post. I did stay under 1500 calories, I did pre-log my food and stuck with it, I got my steps in (over 20k steps), and did some cleaning. I also remembered to take my supplements, and got in decent fluids and protein, for which I should get extra brownie points. The only thing I did not do from my list yesterday was a Grow with Jo exercise video, but I actually got in a pretty good 90-min dog walk first thing in the morning, despite the weather, so I am okay with that. Actually, I just decided to give myself a “<3” on my chart above, as I did a good walk and jogging was not an option due to how icy the sidewalks are. Therefore, since I reached all my goals, I get to put a sticker on my calendar. Yes, I am five years old, why do you ask? 😊 The goal for today is to do exactly the same as yesterday: pre-log my food, stay under 1500 calories, jog and/or walk the dog, reach my step goal (14K), and finish my cleaning. I don’t think I’ll need to do a Grow with Jo video, as it is pretty decent out (-3 Celsius, or 26.6 Fahrenheit for my American friends!). I think it is still too icy out there to jog, unfortunately. I’m getting too old to fall, man!! I guess we are half way through this challenge, as of today. I was talking to my hubby last night and wondering aloud if I should actually be trying to get down to 145 lbs so that if I do happen to gain a pound I’m not so freaked out (and not over my goal weight). I am going to ponder that before we start the next round. I guess I’d have to lower my daily caloric goal, in that case. Mathematically, I’d need to stick with 1250 cals per day (if I did no exercise) to lose 0.5 lbs per week, which means it would take me 13 weeks to reach my goal. Holy hell. I hate math. Unfortunately, I tried to do 1300/day last round and was spectacularly unsuccessful. Augh. I’ll think about it. Anyway, let me focus on today. Like yesterday, I will post this now, so I feel compelled to follow through with what I posted here. Wish me perseverance! (Luck has nothing to do with this, y’all!!)
2/27 – 149.6 lbs – Now that’s more like it! I did all the things yesterday: ate under 1500 cals, did my 90-min walk with the dog and beat my 14K step goal for the day, pre-logged my food and stuck with it, and finished my cleaning. And it looks like it paid off! 😊 I’m so excited that I had two good days in a row! I think the Jenny Craig food is making things easier for me, too. No cooking and not much in the way of decision making. The weather was better yesterday and also I know that getting my walk in usually dramatically lifts my mood. I am all ready to start the week. Now I think the hard part for the next 4 days is going to be to attend my work and also try to actually do the work that’s necessary. I’ve been put in charge of a project and I think this is a little test on my boss’s part. (It’s a low stakes project, for the most part.) I will do my best to rise to the challenge. Okay, so for today: I’m going to pre-log my food and stick with it, eat under 1500 calories, get my 14K steps in, (I still can’t jog, it’s still too icy and people aren’t clearing their sidewalks properly), attend all 7.25 hours of work, and try to get at least a few things done. I am also going to post this early because it has helped me stick to the plan the last 2 days. Here goes!! 😊 Oh, and btw, I was right: TOM arrived. Explains a lot. LOL.
**thoughts for next challenge: journalling, meditation, affirmations, band/strength exercises, Grow With Jo videos on cold days, get back to the gym, X pages of reading
39flavours Posts: 1,376 MemberF42, 5'4
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)
R177-R210 DNW regained 26.6lbs 😵 Never again!
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: 156.8 (-1.2)
R214 SW:154.4 GW:153.4 EW:154.4 (0.0)
R215 SW:153.4 GW:152.4 EW:
2/19 155.6 (trend 156.1)
2/20 154.4 (trend 155.9)
2/21 153.4 (trend 155.5) Last round's goal weight reached today, nice!
It's Pancake Day today so I have made banana protein pancakes for breakfast for the week, really tasty and satisfying as they feel a bit naughty but only 130 cals each, 10g protein, 15g carbs.
The recipe in case anyone wants to try them:
Into a blender put
3 ripe bananas
110g rolled oats
110g chocolate protein powder
8 egg whites
4 whole eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
Blend until smooth
Divide batter into 12 equal amounts and cook individually in a non-stick frying pan, flipping to cook both sides until golden. No oil necessary.
Feeling pretty shakey this morning after exercising for 10 days in a row, so I could really do with a recovery day. Think I'll eat a couple of hundred more calories today and try not to do anything too active.
2/22 152.8 (trend 155.2) Had a rest day yesterday. 30 mins walking to the hair dressers and back then stayed at home. I've pulled a muscle in my back, I think from doing lateral pull downs at the gym on Monday. OH tried to give me a massage but he's so bad at it, it was like torture! I found a nifty trick to press the muscle by standing against a wall with a tennis ball trapped against the painful area and using my back to move it around in small circles, it really works!
Job interview tomorrow, eeek!
2/23 152.6 (trend 154.8) Enjoying my new fitness watch but it was a shock to see my body fat percentage which was over 40% and apparently I'm obese. I know these gadgets can be unreliable but still, it was a wake up call! Well 10lbs to go until I'm within a normal weight range so will keep on keeping on. I have decided to up my calories a couple of hundred as I'm worried about losing too much muscle, will try to make it 200 cals of extra protein.
2/24 152.8 (trend 154.6) Yesterday was a good day, I met my food and fitness targets and am feeling a lot stronger and less deprived already after adding 200 extra cals. The job interview went well, fingers crossed I get it.
2/25 153.0 (trend 154.4) I think the uptick the last 2 days is because I have just started training legs at the gym and have had muscle soreness from that. I was avoiding doing legs as I already have really large thighs and I put on muscle there easily and yet take forever to lose fat from that area. I don't want my thighs to get any bigger and my jeans were just starting to feel loose, but large muscles burn more calories and wobble less, so I am giving it a go. I met all my fitness goals yesterday but didn't do so well with food. I got bored in the evening as everyone was out so got the dreaded munchies. Why is peanut butter so bloody tasty?
2/26 152.6 (trend 154.1) Gym in the morning, then met up with my mum for a walk. We went to a really lovely woods garden nearby that is famous for it's spring bulbs. Gorgeous swathes of snowdrops, narcissi, cyclamen and crocus as far as the eye can see. We drove to another woods for a bit more adventure but it started hailing as soon as we arrived so went to a cafe instead, which of course meant cake!
Planned on having a stir fry for dinner but instead munched on biltong and a protein bar because I felt like having treats. I had a few gin and tonics and this morning I'm regretting it as I didn't sleep well and feel rubbish. Eggs for breakfast and a cup of tea should sort me out.
2/27 153.2 (trend 154.0) Not a great effort from me this weekend. OH came back from his trip and the sun was shining so we went for a walk by the canal and then had a couple of pints at a pub by the water. Back home I made a healthy stir fry but then OH and DD ordered pizza which I had a slice of and a tub of coleslaw, hence the gain. Feeling really sluggish today, need to snap out of it and get back on track.
Still no news on the job application, it was a much tougher interview than I had expected, lots of 'Tell me about a time at work when you...' type questions, which required me to really delve into my memory banks as I've been out of employment for 4.5 years! The interview lasted 1hr. I did have a good answer for each question though, so I think that part was OK. I had to fill out an availability sheet, showing what days and times I would be available to work. In hindsight I think I should have made myself more available than the 6am to 5pm Mon-Fri shots that I selected. I think they are looking for people willing to work late and weekends too so this will probably be the reason if I don't get selected. Ah well.
CamandJarvis Posts: 1,743 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; R123: 162.1; R214: 162.1
02/20 - 162.1
Round Goal: 159.x Water goal: 75oz min/90oz
Day, Weight, Comment
2/21 - 161.4
2/22 - 161.3
2/23 - 162.6
2/24 - 161.2
2/25 - 161.0
2/26 - 160.2
2/27 - 160.6 - No hugs needed.There's the uptick I anticipated from Saturday. And probably a bit yesterday as we went into town and ended up having lunch out. Then finally a home cooked dinner. I hit my step goal of 7,200 but barely. Did get activity in helping BF put the new rims and tires on his truck that came in before we went to town. Estimating my calories, I was almost 300 over meaning I was about at maintenance for the day. Today is back to routine. Once coffee is done, I'll knock out my bodyweight workout. I've got leftover steak, jalapeno poppers, and corn from last night's dinner for lunch the next couple days. No clue on dinner, but I'm sure I'll find out before lunch so I can play food tetris with my logging. EDIT:Bodyweight workout complete.
Previous Day's Comments2/21 - Well, I've dropped some of the bloat, while some of this will stick around until TOM starts. Any day now.... I don't feel awful today, either. Fortunately yesterday's hangover feeling didn't last very long. I also ended up getting a good walk with the pups. Today I'm up a half hour earlier. I'm trying a new thing where I'm waking up a half hour earlier to drink coffee before a workout. It's almost like a pre-workout for me and helps me get through my workout better. So far, I like the coffee thing, not so much the wake up thing. It also should make Thursday easier with only a half hour difference in wake-up times versus the full hour difference previously. It's also been in the upper 70s, lower 80s so I spent the last hour and a half of work sitting on my back deck enjoying the weather before the pups and I went for a walk. Goal is to do that again today. It's a bit too hot to open windows in the house this week so I'm very grateful I did it last week when it was a touch cooler. Coffee half gone so time to hit post and catch up reading yours! EDIT: I did the spin bike for cardio sprints and they're complete.
2/22 - I don't know why I didn't post yesterday. Pretty sure I thought I did and actually physically didn't. Oh well. I did my journaling which is good. Yesterday was a mess. I was hungry. Very hungry. All day. Snack monster got me early. No workout (rest day) to make up for it. I did walk the pups after dinner, though. Salt is definitely involved. TOM (which hasn't reared its ugly head yet) is still causing the pre-bloat as usual. I attempted to log everything (lunch we had sitting outside at the cafe by our house so an estimate at best) and was only over by 250, which is about my deficit so hopefully the scale uptick will drop back off quickly. Today I am back on track. There's no trying, I AM. I'm drinking my coffee as I type this out to prepare for my double: bodyweight and cardio sprints. Will check in (likely separate post) to verify for accountability. EDIT: Bodyweight is complete. Taking a breather and to cool down a bit before I start rowing for sprints. That will be a separate post, if I do, as this edit period is about to end.
2/23 - I'm content to be back down this far as TOM is taking its sweet time coming around and allowing my body to release all this bloat and bleh. I'm only 0.1lbs heavier than I was one week ago today (Friday) and up 0.7lb from last Saturday. Not at all that bad all things considered! Unfortunately the weather turned, no more 80 degrees for awhile! Today's high is in the 50s. Will still try to walk the pups at some point today if life works out. I did walk them yesterday, though! Friends coming into town this weekend. Crawfish boil for the woman's birthday courtesy of her husband. That always gets me up on the scale. They want to go out drinking and partying but BF and I just aren't feeling it and are sure we'll forgo it. Unless he get convinced but I'll be a party-pooper and not drink (one of us has to forgo the drinking for that 45 minute drive home anyway!) Hopefully lots of activity to offset this weekend in general, though. About to do my workout as I just finished my last gulp of coffee while typing this. Off work today so just errands. Need to get taxes submitted as I finally got my investment documents delivered. Ugh I hate having to wait to do taxes until March...Hopefully I can get documents submitted today and be done with it earlier than normal years.
2/24 - Apparently my body doesn't want to break into the 160.x range at all. I'm still battling hormones. I've had a whacky year so far when it comes to hormones. Maybe TMI but I had 2 TOMS in January and now my February scheduled TOM is not really showing up. My visible bloat is gone but I'm still feeling that heaviness that comes pre-TOM. I'm scheduled to be back on meds today and I don't know what my body will do... I've had 2 other girls I know say they had something similarly weird happen with theirs so it's not just me. Something is happening... I'm going to just do like I do weight loss: trudge on and see what happens when I follow my schedule. Crawfish boil this afternoon but just hanging out at home until then as long as possible. Cold dreary day here again. Ugh. Hoping I can stay active enough and be mindful about my food.
2/25 - 159.x flashed on the scale and I got so dang excited. I had to remind myself that yesterday was crawfish and other yums and it may take a day or two for that to show up. Granted, I didn't eat much BUUUUUT I had 1.5 cookies and I absolutely loaded up on fruit and veg which I didn't log because I was mindlessly eating pineapple, grapes, strawberries, and carrots. Not terrible things to mindlessly eat, but I'm not sure if I was under calories or over or what the situation is. So I'm going to play it safe and assume the scale will jump up tomorrow or Tuesday. I shockingly got over 8,000 steps yesterday despite allowing myself to sit more than stand for the majority of the day. I also avoided alcohol despite being convinced to hang out with birthday girl at the bar after we ate. Feeling pretty proud of myself for this weekend. Not sure plans today but it is rainy and dreary. Birthday girl and her hubs are leaving late this morning to head back home and nothing going on as far as I know. I'm going to read for a bit once I finish catching up on posts.
R215 Starting Weight 138.6
R215 Goal Weight: 137.6
2/22 137.8 Woohoo, scale finally moved!
2/24 138.2 Yikes! Had the grandkids last night so we took them to pizza for dinner.
Female, 5ft. 6 in.
OSW: 186 (March 2018)
Maintenance: 140-145 (December 2018)
My 176th 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, NYE, Cassie and Fiona get covid
End R210: 148.5
End R211: 149.5
End R212: 151
End R213: 147.5
End R214: 149
2/21 - 149
2/22 - 149
2/23 - 148.5
2/24 - 148.5
2/25 - 150
2/26 - 150
2/27 - 150.5 - Weekend got to me.
OSW: 237.8 (Nov. 2016)
OGW: 199 (just to say I did)
Maintenance Range Goal: 200-205
Goals for this round:
1. For 2023, avoid a repeat of 2022 lack of discipline.
2. Log my food daily… That is how I lost my weight before.
Round 215 Posts
This is my posting format….
Month/Day: Scale Reading - First thing today after bathroom visit before getting dressed.
/ Logged Food; Exercise – yesterday / Comment
2/21 – 220.4
/logged it (mostly); walked around the block/
Nice to see a drop after a few days of stall. I need to stay away from certain pantries and fridge areas this round. Maybe kick start some kind of exercise habit.
/logged food; no exercise to speak of/
A couple stress points in my life that I need to keep an eye on (or take my eye off of?) so I won’t drown my sorrows with food.
/logged food; negligible exercise/
I will take it. Today at Rotary, I see there is lasagna and garlic bread …. I hope it’s bad lasagna. HA!
Starting weight at “end” of last round.
My DW’s two DSs were house guests for the past two nights. They were in town to celebrate their mother’s 96th birthday. My scale was in their bathroom, so a spared everyone the spectacle of my morning weigh-in routine...
Just as well that I DNW. There were snaccidents galore, including birthday cake. I promise to do better.
/did not log; walked/
/did not log; walked/
OK, I am no angel, but these readings are above what I expect based on food and exercise. I think there is a lot of fluid retention happening as I recover from surgery. The scale shows it and so does the puffiness in certain areas.
Need to control what I can. I will try to actually feel some hunger pangs today.
Historical Averages:R 94: 210.7 (20191108 = date of the last day of the round)
R 95: 210.3
R 96: 210.5
R 97: 211.3 (20191208)
R 98: 212.7
R 99: 212.5* (some ghost vaycay entries)
R 100: 215.0* (ghost vaycay entries) (20200107)
R 101: 216.0* (some ghost vaycay entries)
R 102: 212.6
R 103: 211.9 (20200206)
R 104: 210.9
R 105: 212.5
R 106: 211.2 (20200307)
R 107: DNF
R 115: 215.6 (20200605)
R 116: 213.7
R 117: 213.1
R 118: 212.1 (20200705)
R 119: 212.4
R 120: 211.5
R 121: 207.9 (20200804)
R 122: 207.4
R 123: 207.3
R 124: 209.4 (20200903)
R 125: 208.9
R 126: 209.6
R 127: 209.1 (20201003)
R 128: 210.0
R 129: 210.6
R 130: 210.7 (20201102)
R 131: 211.5
R 132: 209.2
R 133: 211.7 (20201202)
R 134: 211.0
R 135: 211.5
R 136: DNW (20210101)
R 137: DNW
R 138: DNW
R 139: 215.7
R 140: 215.2 (20210210)
R 141: 213.6
R 142: 212.8 (20210302)
R 143: 211.5
R 144: 212.2
R 145: 211.6 (20210401)
R 146: DNW – scale broke during this round.
R 147: 213.1
R 148: 212.3 (20210501)
R 149: 209.7 (vacay 2nd half)
R 150: 210.4 (vacay 1st half)
R 151: 210.7
R 152: 211.0 (20210610)
R 153: 210.7
R 154: 210.6
R 155: 210.0 (20210710)
R 156: 210.9
R 157: 210.6
R 158: 207.8 (20210809)
R 159: 207.9
R 160: 205.9
R 161: 206.2 (20210908)
R 162: 205.9
R 163: 206.8
R 164: 207.1 (20211008)
R 165: 207.0
R 166: 207.3
R 167: 207.8 (20211107)
R 168: 206.2
R 169: 207.3
R 170: 208.2 (20211207)
R 171: 208.6
R 172: 207.4
R 173: 210.5 (20220106) Mostly estimated
R 174: 210.5 Mostly estimated
R 175: 211.8 Mostly estimated
R 176: 213.6 (20220205)
R 177: 214.6
R 178: 213.7
R 179: 213.7 (20220307)
R 180: 213.7
R 182: 216.4 (20220406)
R 183: DNW
R 184: 216.2
R 185: 217.0 (20220506)
R 186: 216.8
R 187: 215.9
R 188: 217.1 (20220605)
R 189: 216.2
R 190: 215.5
R 191: 217.3 (20220705)
R 192: 217.9
R 193: DNW
R 194: 215.2 (20220804) Some guesstimates early I the round with no scale.
R 195: 216.2
R 196: 213.8
R 197: 216.0 (20220903)
R 198: 213.6
R 199: 214.7 (partial round)
R 200: 215.4 (20221003)
R 201: 215.6
R 202: 214.8
R 203: 215.7 (20221102)
R 204: 216.7
R 205: 217.2
R 206 DNW
R 207: 217.4
R 208: 218.6
R 209: DNW (20230101)
R 210: DNW
R 211: DNW
R 212: DNW
R 213: DNW (20230210)
R 214: 222.5 (post operation)
I like to track averages due to my wild fluctuations. For the same reason, I like to weigh daily so I can see the lows from time to time. It gives me hope.7
MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 62 YEARS YOUNG & FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.
ROUND 172 FOR ME.
“Today….I am choosing Me”
Highest weight ever (05-10-2016): 253
Original starting weight on MFP: (01-11-2018) 235.0
R214 EW= 194.0
R215 EW= TBD
Current New Goals:
Short Term Goal: To weigh less at the end of this round than I did at the end of the last round.
Final goal: 145-155. We’ll see how I look & feel when I get there.
Exercise: Move 30 minutes per day rotating activity.
COLOR CODE: Fuchsia is a Happy Weight Loss for me. Blue is a sad weight gain.Black is no change.
********LOOK AND SEE HOW THE UPS & DOWNS OF MY JOURNEY JUST HELPS ME BE A STRONGER & MORE DETERMINED ME********
R43 thru R52 (06/07/18 thru 09/23/18) = -19.4 LOST (Ending weight 179.0)
R53 thru R62 (09/24/18 thru 01/01/19) = -4.1 GAINED (Ending weight 183.1)
R63 thru R72 (01/02/19 thru 04/11/19) = -8.1 GAINED (Ending weight 191.2)
R73 thru R82 (04/12/19 thru 07/20/19) = -5.5 GAINED (Ending weight 196.7)
R83 thru R92 (07/21/19 thru 10/28/19) = -8.7 LOST (Ending weight 188.0)
R93 thru R102 (10/29/19 thru 02/05/20) = -2.0 GAINED(Ending weight 190.0)
R103 thru 112 (02/06/20 thru 05/06/20) = -14.9 GAINED (Ending Weight 204.9)
R113 thru 122 (05/07/20 thru 08/23/20) = -4.7 GAINED (Ending Weight 209.6)
R 123 thru R132 (08/24 thru 12/02/20) = -1.5 LOST (Ending Weight 208.1)
R133 thru R142 (12/03/20 thru 03/01/21) = -0.7 LOST (Ending Weight 207.4)
R143 thru 152 (03/02/21 thru 06/10/21) = -3.6 LOST (Ending Weight 203.8)
R153 thru R162 (06/11/21 thru 09/18/21) = (b]-16.2 LOST [/b] (Ending Weight 187.6)
R163 thru R172 (09/19/21 thru 12/27/21) = (b]-5.0 GAINED [/b] (Ending Weight 192.6)
R173 thru R182 (12/28/21 thru 04/06/22) = (b]-7.0 GAINED [/b] (Ending Weight 199.6)
R183 thru R192 (04/07/22 thru 07/15/22) = -1.4 LOST (Ending Weight 198.2)
R193 thru R202 (07/16/22 thru 10/23/22) = -3.8 GAINED (Ending Weight 202.0)
R203 thru R212 (10/24/22 thru 01/31/23) = -7.2 LOST (Ending Weight 194.8)
R213 (02/01/23 thru 02/10/23) = -1.2 LOST (Ending Weight 193.6)
R214 (02/11/23 thru 02/20/23) = -0.4 GAINED (Ending Weight 194.0)
R215 (02/21/23 thru 03/02/23) = -xxx LOST (Ending Weight xxxxx)
02/20 …..194.0….. ENDING WEIGHT LAST ROUND
02/21 -192.4- (Trend weight 194.8)
02/22 -191.2- (Trend weight 194.4)
02/23 -191.0- (Trend weight 194.1) A couple of weeks have went by since I last measured. I pulled out the measuring tape last night and found myself 1 inch smaller on the breast, 1 inch smaller on the waist and 1 inch smaller on the hips. So, just like last time, all the measurements are identical to one another. So I am still square. My name is Donna but you can call me Spongebob for short.
02/24 -191.4- (Trend weight 193.8)
02/25 -189.4- (Trend weight 193.4)
02/26 -190.4- (Trend weight 193.1)Scale is up this morning for no reason except perhaps that my dinner was very late last night (about 10:00 pm) due to company being over. My secondary scale showed no change. No worries. Just those ups & downs again. Last time it was followed by a very nice whoosh so I can only hope. I looked back over my food logs again (from before the dietician) before my whoosh. I noticed that I had mainly been eating two meals plus snacks, not the normal 3 due to Intermittent Fasting. The dietician had me eating many meals a day. I went back to my own plan and whoosh! I’ve found my meals more filling and satisfying as I fit my calories& carbs into just two meals and it means the portions are a bit bigger and my snacks more satisfying. And the scale thanked me. I find it is so much easier to pre-log my foods as my macros are more than enough for two meals. However, on my cardiac rehab days I have 3 meals as I am required to eat breakfast prior to the therapy (about 8:30 am). I then have lunch in the city at about 12:30-1:00 and dinner at home later than night around 7-8:00 pm but I still divide my macros into those meals. It’s just much harder to plan & prelog, and also to be satisfied per meal. I just thought I would share my experience in hopes it helps someone. I know that everyone is different, but I find that my black coffee in the morning is enough for me for the first few hours. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
02/27 -190.6- (Trend weight 192.8) Just a normal fluctuation. I did everything right yesterday. Travel today for rehab. A big snow storm is expected to start at about 10:00 am so I will be nervous getting home tomorrow but it should be okay driving there. Another 5 inches expected. I have no idea where we are going to put the snow. We are out of room! I stayed on plan yesterday. Calories were a little low but carbs were right on target. Blood sugars ran so much better all day yesterday, morning fasting 157, before meal 135, 2 hours after dinner 187.
02/28 -xxxxx- (Trend weight xxxxx)
03/01 -xxxxx- (Trend weight xxxxx)
03/02 -xxxxx- (Trend weight xxxxx)
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
refactored wrote: »@RockinRobyn672 thanks for those videos. I like your approach of just doing arms or legs. I must try that. I did one video yesterday and it was hilarious. Unfortunately his enthusiasm and my moves attracted the attention of my family and there was much laughter. I think I burned more calories laughing than moving!
@refactored I actually 'laughed out loud' when I read this! That has happened to me as well. I've been practicing in the bedroom with my laptop on the dresser so that I can watch the video and me at the same time. DH tried to join me once. Wouldn't it be fun to do some of these moves on a live dance floor (haha)? I've been trying to get DH to learn with me. He remarked that he would rather learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance for a public audience.
HSW - 218.2 (Feb. 2015) - 135
2023 Goals — no snacking after dinner; move more; eat mostly healthfully, no extremes. 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: end weight 178 (+.4)
R214 02/20/23: end weight 178 (+/-0).
R215 03/02/23: goals—cut back on bread; more protein & veggies; no evening snacking; walk >30 min/day.
Day/Weight/Comment no food after dinner 💚 ~~ >20 min meditation 🧘🏻 ~~ >30 min walking 👟
2/21 - 178.8 🧘🏻👟
Today is “plan ahead for lots of veggies” day. 😊 I’m planning a Mediterranean lunch salad with olives, tuna, feta, and hard-boiled egg. Dinner is leftover chicken Mac & cheese (DH cooked last night!). Trying really hard to make this a “no evening snacks” round—I did it once, I can do it again. Have a great day, all!
2/22 - 178.6 🧘🏻
Ok, it’s not a no snack round, but maybe I can make 9 out of 10. I found out yesterday that a good friend is in the hospital with problems related to her very excess weight. She has talked for years about needing to clean up her diet due to gout, kidney and gallbladder issues, and probably a hundred excess pounds. She wasn’t all that active before, but she’s become practically immobile since the pandemic began, and now needs a walker. She was decluttering recently and I went to see if I wanted any of the books she was purging. She had every major healthy eating/lose weight book published in the past 20 years. And yet their kitchen counters always have gooey iced baked goods, candy galore, multiple breads, and other things piled up, and candy dishes on every table throughout the house. Granted her DH, also way overweight, does the shopping, but but I doubt he does all the junk-food eating. Anyway, I’m very worried about her and also a bit angry that she has come to this, a good part of it through self-destructive eating. I’m taking it as a big fat (yes, I’ll use the word) wake-up call to stop with the excuses. We don’t have a house filled with goodies, but I do eat too much, especially at night, and I make too many excuses not to get out and exercise. I had a long talk with myself last night and we 😁 decided this has to stop. I don’t have decades left to fool around with this and I want to stay as healthy as possible. No fad diets, just attention to what I eat and how much plus more exercise. Nothing new here, just more resolve. Thanks for letting me let it out. Again.
2/23 - 179.2 🧘🏻💚
Well, phooey. Possible delayed reaction from Mon or Tues. Oh well. It poured all day yesterday with a cold, cold wind, so I didn’t get my walk, but it’s supposed to be a bit better today. I had an egg on Dave’s Good Seed Thin bread, no butter, this morning for a good start to the day—one of my favorite breakfasts. Here’s a new hat I knitted the past couple of days—the colors cheer me up!
2/24 - 178.2 🧘🏻👟
Happy Friday! Cold and gray here—Are we ready for Spring? I’ve been looking through plant catalogs to remind me that it’s coming. Enjoy your day, all!
2/25 - 179.2
Well, darn. Bouncy bouncy. Not from yesterday, so Wed. or Thurs. DH wanted French toast this morning, so I had some, too, but used Dave’s Killer Bread Good Seed Thin, no butter, thin topping of fruit-only orange marmalade. Delicious, reasonable protein, and calorie friendly. Salad or veggie soup for lunch. Sounds like Saturday to me! Have a lovely!
2/26 - 179.8
Ok, this has to stop. I decided last night that I’m going to get back to “wunning”—walk/run intervals. 7 years ago I “wan” a half-marathon. Now I’ve let myself become a blob. Yes, I walk a lot with dog training, especially spring through fall when we’re tracking a lot, but I’ve been kidding myself that that’s the same as serious walking and wunning. So starting today through the end of March, I’m planning to build up my walking time and distance, and if I feel I’m ready, I’ll start wunning (maybe follow a C25k schedule) April 1. Can’t think of a more appropriate date to start! I’ve even ordered new running shoes. The pupper can accompany me for 20 min or so at a time, which I may just make an extra walk. I need strength and flexibility training, too, so need to make a schedule. Gardening will soon help with strength, and I need to make myself stretch regularly. And of course I need to clean up my diet, but I know from experience that when I get serious about exercise, I tend to eat better, maybe because a moving body wants healthier food, maybe because I become conscious of healthful foods and activities on a deeper level. My friend gave me several books on plant-based eating when she was decluttering recently, so I’m starting to go through those today. I’m ashamed of having let myself go, and don’t want to be an obese, immobile, unhappy person any longer. So that’s my story and I’m going to try hard to stick to it!
2/27 - 179.6 🧘🏻👟
Rain, rain, rain, all-day rain today. Also cold. Ick. I might go walk around Menard’s.
Hello again 10 dayers!! Back again for consistent tracking and accountability. 35 Days (I think) until we leave for Mexico and I'd like to get to 170 before we go...and then I'll be back to help me get to my goal. Looking forward to following all of your progress as well, it's inspiring!
Goal weight - to hang out somewhere 145-150
R14 EW - 177.0
Day - Weight - Comment
2/21 - 177.4 - little blip up....not worried. Food was all over the place timing wise yesterday with shuttling kids around and hubby bringing home bbq from the Family Day event at the ski hill he was working at. I only ate 1/3 of the chicken and ribs combo he got for me so there's that, I'll leave the rest for the teenagers.
2/22 - 176.8 - Made sure I saved some calories for pancakes last night, the boys made breakfast for dinner and I try not to deter their initiative to prepare a meal by making my own LOL. Wasn't a super active day, bank meetings, short walk with the doggo, that's it. Hoping to get out for a longer walk in the woods today before we get slammed with another winter storm.
2/23 - 177.4 - Here I go bouncing again...as long as it keeps bouncing downhill.......Got in a nice snowy walk in the woods yesterday just before the crazy weather moved in. We didn't get hit here with the storm as much as south of us has. Have an appointment for DS(17) this morning about his knee so my regular walk will have to wait until later, hopefully the sidewalks will be cleared by then.
2/24 - 177.0 - Did some shoveling and a shorter walk with doggo yesterday. Felt super snacky in the afternoon as I was sitting around figuring out physiotherapy and insurance and taxes...made myself eat a big bowl of strawberries instead of hitting the chip drawer....yay me! Wind chill is -27 this morning...not sure the dog will make it past the corner, never mind me.....elliptical here I come!
2/25 - 175.0 - Whoosh! I was kind of expecting this as yesterday my body was "releasing water" it had been holding on to for a while all day. I may blip back up again as TOM is expected to arrive tomorrow. Got in 35 minutes on the elliptical and plan to do that again today, might try to make it to 40. Not sure why I can go for an hour plus walk/hike with no issues but the elliptical seems to last forever....boredom factor maybe...
2/26 - 175.6 - was not surprised...TOM arrived yesterday and....food... I got in my 40 minutes on the elliptical and then we decided to participate in a fundraiser last night for our local Youth Shelter. It's somewhere we support a couple of times a year when they do Christmas box drives and other campaigns but this is the first Coldest Night of the Year walk they've done since 2020. We did the 5k with a couple of friends. She's training for a trekking tour in Portugal so we went at a pretty good pace. It was fun and inspiring to see so many from our community come out and support such an amazing place. After we went out to eat. Our city does a Localiscious event twice a year where restaurants can sign up to offer 3 course prix fixe menus. I did that....probably shouldn't have LOL....but with all the extra steps (hit over 16000 yesterday) and the elliptical work out I don't think I was not too far off maintenance calories. We will see how it shows up over the next few days.
2/27 - 175.8 - TOM bloat I think. Got a good walk/hike in yesterday and over 10000steps throughout the day. Calories were good as well so this bounce up should be gone after another good day or two I suspect. Have a great day everyone...sun is shining here so we're heading to the woods!
fmfdfa2020 Posts: 840 MemberThank you quiltingjaine for another round!
First Goal: Hit the 160's (again)
179 / 178 / 177 / 176 / 175 / 174 / 173 / 172 / 171 / 170 👉 169
2/21 - DNW - Okay, here goes. On Sunday, I was making dinner and I just didn't want to weigh everything, figure the per-serving calories, etc. Instead of just ball-parking the calories and still tracking, I decided I was "intentionally" not going to track that day, nor exercise. Okay fine. Except, on Monday, I didn't go right back to tracking, I decided to "intentionally" make cheese crackers, and ate half of them. This morning, instead of throwing them out, I "intentionally" ate the rest. Then, after no sugar for 28 days, I "intentionally" opened a jar of my husband's homemade strawberry jam and "intentionally" ate it with crackers. I don't even really like jam. So, there it is, 3 days of floundering around. I'm not happy I got off track, but I don't feel like I've totally lost it and will start bingeing. I will feel like I have a hangover tomorrow from the sugar. I didn't weigh today and probably won't weigh for a few more days. My last weight on 2/19 was 177.2. All I ask for this round is to track, exercise, and drink water, and hit 176.X. These rounds really help to stop the downward spirals. I'm glad to be starting a new round. Here's wishing everyone a good round! Cheers! 🍻
2/22 - 178.6 - Glad I weighed so I know where I stand after the last 3 days. Today IS going to be a good day!
2/23 - 178.6 - Much better day yesterday as far as tracking and food consumption. I get the extra boost from shoveling now the next two days - yay!
2/24 - 178.9 - I had hot air popcorn last night with salt. Such a good snack. I just need to lower the amount of salt.
2/25 - 178.9
2/26 - DNW - got up at 4am
2/27 - DNW - my battery is low and would not register a weight, and I don't have any desire to go back upstairs to change it. I have struggled the past few days again. I haven't tracked calories, drank enough water, or exercised other than shoveling snow. I think I need to drop my calories to around 1200 most days, for at least a couple of weeks, so I can see results a little faster and stay motivated. I've been trying not to be so rigid, which is good for me, but I've stayed a little too loose. I'm going to row today and drink 64 to 80oz water.
Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
180s / 170s / 160s / 150s / 140s / 130s
Tracking: Weight / No Sugar / Minimum Simple Carbs / H20 / Exercise / Calories
2/14 - 180.0 / None / 80oz / Row 15 Mins / 1312
2/15 - 177.6 / None / 80oz / Row 15 Mins / 1088
2/16 - 176.8 / None / 80oz / Row 15 Mins / 1481
2/17 - 177.8 / None / 56oz / Row 10 Mins/Bike 20 Mins / 1512
2/18 - 177.6 / None / 40oz / Row 20 Mins/Bike 10 Mins / 1436
2/19 - 177.2 / None / 64oz / None / Did not track
2/20 - DNW - / None / ?oz / None / Did not track
2/21 - DNW - / Ugh - Yes / 48oz / None / Did not track
2/22 - 178.6 / None / ?oz Not enough / None / 1131
2/23 - 178.6 / None / 48oz / None / Did not track
2/24 - 178.9 / None / 40oz / None / Did not track
2/25 - 178.9 / None / 40oz / None / Did not track
2/26 - DNW / None / 48oz / None / Did not track
2/27 - DNW5
@RockinRobyn672 and @refactored I have always made it a practice to exercise solo because I’m so awkward. Now that my husband is back to playing cards at the community center 5-6 days a week why am I not hopping in the car to head to Planet Fitness? I should be smoking hot!6
Female 5’1” Age 73 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
To 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
SW RND 213 126.5 AW 127.9
SW RND 214 127.0 AW 126.37
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 215 126.0
2/21 127.0 Liberally salted chicken. YUM! I haven’t made a rotisserie chicken in ages! I SLEPT almost 8.5 hours!!!
2/22 128.0 Made “Just like the real thing lasagna” and was so hungry that I ate too much.
2/23 127.0 It was snowing in Las Vegas yesterday! Definitely weird winter!
2/24 126.5 Fasting since 11:30 AM yesterday.
2/26 128.5 Buttered, salted popcorn last night. Weighed before coffee and TMI so I will hope for a better number tomorrow. Great Greek today.
2/27 128.0 Steak skewer at lunch, plain hamburger at dinner, tiny Greek salad with each4
Hi! I’m Amanda in Virginia. 38F, 5'2"
2/21 - traveling - DNW. Yesterday I probably overdid it a bit but it's unlikely I did too much damage. I had an extreme sweets craving at like 9 when I was in bed but didn't go find a vending machine, so I'll call that a small victory. My hotel has a Peloton bike so I did a ride yesterday afternoon and this morning. At my birthday dinner, my stepmom made a huge deal about my weight loss and made it sound like I look emaciated. I really don't (I'm 5'2"), but I decided it's because my clothes are all too big. So I went shopping yesterday and hated every minute of it. I did get a pair of skinny jeans (size 4! first time ever) and one blouse at LOFT. I'm turning into my mom, but I just cannot wear "mom jeans" and crop tops. I don't get it. I live in a college town and I feel like these young women are wearing the most unflattering clothes during the prime of their lives. Okay, off my soap box now. One of my friends directed me to a subscription clothing company called Short Story I'm going to try out - it's specifically for women under 5'4". We'll see!
2/22 - traveling - DNW. My trip got extended by a day due to an issue during the study we're doing. Just hoping we don't have any more issues. I'd planned a treadmill run at the hotel this morning but wasn't feeling up for cardio. I got dressed and almost didn't go at all, but I decided to do 20 minutes of strength training instead. So I'm proud of myself for that choice. What I'm not proud of is that I bought 3 cannolis to share with my friend and her son and she rejected them, so I ended up eating 3 cannolis! Whoops! I ate 1 of those and a cheese omelet from the hotel breakfast bar and plan to skip lunch and try to snag a good salad for dinner.
2/23 - traveling - DNW
2/24 - 121.6 - back to the weight my body seems to love. I'm considering making my official goal weight 120 lbs with a maintenance range of 118-122. I feel good about where I am, and I feel that it's sustainable. I don't think there's a number on the scale at which I won't find something to criticize, so I think it's time to change my mindset. I'd still like to build more muscle in due time.
2/25 - 119.4! Guess I had some water retention from days on end of restaurant meals.
2/26 - 119.8
2/27 - 120.4. My youngest is home from daycare with a fever/cough/snot. Blahh. We had such a good run there that I started taking daycare for granted. I know I should work during his nap but I think I'm going to work out instead. It's better for my attitude. And I for sure need a positive attitude when I spend all day spread between half-working and half-parenting my two-year-old!
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