100 days of weighing #15 Tuesday March 07.23 – Wednesday June 14.23

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  • smilinheart56
    smilinheart56 Posts: 38 Member
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    Good job this week everyone!! We're making progress.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,954 Member
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    @deepwoodslady
    Do you remember last spring when I was doing so many sessions of digging, pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, throwing shovel-fulls of dirt to get my potato garden started and then my sugar snap pea garden?
    I am pretty sure that I gained a bunch of weight then too, like my body was like "too much effort, better hold on to these pounds".

    I have been mystified by my weight gains until I thought about it.
    Anyway, those 2 big areas are as of yesterday evening complete : - ) Now to hopefully drop a bunch of pounds. Very sore this morning!

    7 rows of Taters:
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    35 rows of 6 in each Sugar snap peas:
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    @dawnbgethealthy You are working way harder than I am in the yard! It looks great and will pay off in so many ways!

    @bteri107 Thanks so much!
  • threewins
    threewins Posts: 1,455 Member
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    Aiming for a loss of 50 grams a day
    Day 1 87.3 kg I had what I call a 'sugar fest', I always do that at the start of losing weight, plus some fruit and crackers, I drank a lot of water in an attempt to battle the heat here, so I'm not surprised that my weight has increased...
    Day 2 87.6 on track? Probably. I am trying to go off sugar, but I am not too successful usually, be on the lookout for "x days without sugar" now and then. Today went alright, however from now on I am limiting myself to only 2 small packs of crackers, because I wasn't really hungry.
    I've decided to aim for 30 grams loss a day since I'm in a new environment now, sharing food and I don't really know what level of hunger to aim for, I'll increase it later
    Day 3 87.3 on track? Probably. Today was a good day, I probably ate under maintenance, although I wonder if my weight loss is just my body emptying out since I splurged in Day 0. Against my better judgement (done this soooo many times) I plotted on my spreadsheet and I'm guessing May 30th next year is goal day. Mark your calendar.
    Day 4 86.8 on track, I think I ate too much today, I wasn't really hungry unless I thought about food
    Day 5 87.5 on track, spreadsheet trendline says I am losing 30 grams a day which is exactly what I am meant to be losing right now, I didn't eat under maintenance, a bit of emotional eating, I need to decide what I am going to eat in the morning and stick to it
    From now I'll post the weight and then number of grams a day I'm losing as told by my spreadsheet
    Day 6 87.4, 0 g/day, the last few days my weight has increased dramatically, I decided that I needed to cut back a lot and that happened today
    Day 7 86.8, 50 g/day > 30 = good, I ate reasonably well, although I only drank two water bottles instead of the usual 3, so maybe my weight tomorrow will be lower than expected
    Day 8 86.6, 105 g/day > 30 = good, I controlled my eating, and ate less than maintenance, also had 3 water bottles
    Day 9 86.8, 104 g/day > 30 = good, I think maybe I ate too much, it's hard to know though
    *** half a kilogram lost, 23 kilograms to lose, goal day estimated at 30th May 2024 ***
    Day 10 87.0, 89 g/day > 30 = good, I definitely ate too much, plus some salty food so I expect to see a gain tomorrow
    *** 10 day update: it's pretty easy to lose 30 grams a day, and I did find it easy. These 10 days haven't been stressful at all. I think I 'emptied out' a lot which is why my numbers are greater than 30 grams. I could stay at 30 grams but it would take an extra year almost, so I'm going up to the next step - 35 grams a day ***
    Day 11 87.6, 37 g/day > 35 = good, I think I ate too much today, which would mean two days in a row, I really need to undereat for at least a few days or else
    Day 12 87.6, 32 g/day < 35 = bad
    *** Update - so I've just had a major life change and as you probably know, major life changes are bad for weight loss. I don't want to pause the weight loss, but I do want to keep losing, so I'll just aim for one kilogram a month, I rate I feel I can manage while undergoing major life changes, this gets me to goal weight on 5th February 2025. If I speed things up somewhat I can reach goal weight 1st Jan 2025 which means 4 years exactly to lose 32 kg. So I'm trying to lose 23 kg / 654 days = 35.2 grams a day ***
    Day 13 87.3, 2.2 g/day < 35.2 = quite bad, I need to get into serious mode for a while,
    Day 14 87.4, still need to turn the ship around since according to my spreadsheet, I'm gaining right now
    Day 15 87.1, I'm losing (finally) but it's taking a while to turn the ship around
    Day 16 86.7, things are going well it seems
    Day 17 86.6, going well
    Day 18 86.4, still going well
    *** half a kilogram lost, 22.5 kilograms to lose, goal day estimated at 31st December 2024 ***
    Day 19 86.1 going well it seems
    Day 20 86.0 still going well, how long can it last?
    Day 21 86.1 I drank more water than previously, so expecting a gain tomorrow maybe
    Day 22 86.6 Gain as expected
    Day 23 86.9 Salty food (hopefully just that)
    Day 24 87.2, 38 grams a day loss which is on track
    Day 25 87.3, on track
    Day 26 87.6, for the last 13 days my weight has been dropping then gaining, let's see if I can get it losing again
    Day 27 86.6 a big drop because I controlled my eating yesterday, however I'm at 22 g/day when I should be at 35 g/day, so I need a few or so days of seriously controlled eating
    Day 28 86.1 another big drop, I'm at 26 g/day
    Day 29 85.7 I'm at 32 g/day which is almost where I'm meant to be, but right now those numbers vary wildly day to day
    Day 30 85.7 On track - 37 g/day
    Day 31 86.1 On track - I've given up on the trendline on my spreadsheet, since it's all over the place quite regularly. From now on, I've got a line which starts at 87.3 (first weight) and drops by 35.2 grams a day. So if I'm at or below that line, I'm on track. If not, I'm not on track
    Day 32 86.7 Off track, it's official - I have zero self-control when it comes to sugar
    Day 33 86.5
    Day 34 86.9
    Day 35 86.9
    Day 36 87.2
    Day 37 87.2 20 g/day < 35, I moved to a hot country 4 months ago and I'm still struggling with the heat and its effect on my eczema, and sweat itchiness, I've decided to experiment with increasing my weight loss, also I'm carrying about 22 kg of insulation, so getting rid of that might help. I've also noticed that my right knee doesn't act the way my left knee acts when I'm standing, I'll see a physiotherapist when I'm back in NZ but who knows, maybe carrying 11 kg extra weight on that knee isn't helping. So I'm going to slowly increase the rate I'm meant to be losing, in the next month or two. I can't suddenly speed up my weight loss, I find it very stressful.
    Day 38 87.2 17 g/day < 35 I'm increasing my water intake so as expected, my weight hasn't dropped although I didn't eat much yesterday
    Day 39 86.3
    Day 40 86.2
    Day 41 86.1 20 g/day < 35 I'm kind of doing 'emergency weight loss' because my measurements haven't dropped in a few days and I want them to reduce for the Give Me 10 Days challenge, I expect at least 2.5 cm drop for each round of that challenge and I went 3 days in a row without any change
    Day 42 86.4 20 g/day < 35 I'm going to include total measurements from now on, Day 1 was at 804.5, I'm currently at 790.0, and 1 cm is roughly equal to 100 grams
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,954 Member
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    @dawnbgethealthy

    Have you thought about the zig zag diet that is designed to break plateau's? Someone on one of my challenges mentioned it so I looked it up and created a pattern for myself identical to theirs, but starting with my own numbers. I haven't used it yet since I don't really think I've hit a plateau yet. I'm either doing well or not doing well with my habits or my health. But because you have lost so much weight already, you are really plateauing.

    The idea is to take a week (at least) and still eat the same amount of calories per 7 day period as you do right now but break it up differently. For an example I will give you my pattern for me (when I need to use it).

    1. I eat 1400 calories per day so 1400 x 7= 9800 calories for the week.

    2. I will still only eat 9800 calories for the week.

    3. Here is my pattern which also equals 9800 calories:

    Monday=1400 calories eaten
    Tuesday=1150 calories eaten
    Wednesday=1600 calories eaten
    Thursday=1400 calories eaten
    Friday=1275 calories eaten
    Saturday=1575 calories eaten
    Sunday=1400 calories eaten

    4. The great thing is that you can trade places with any of the numbers for special needs or occasions. You tend to eat more on the weekends especially with social events so if you need to make Friday 1600 and make Wednesday 1275 instead that is fine.

    5. The idea is that you trick your metabolism into not going into "starvation mode" with so many low calorie days in a row. It is not usually needed until you have been on low calorie for quite awhile and you hit the plateau.

    It might be something you want to look into or try. I noticed on the top of your posts you asked for any ideas so here I am lol. I haven't tried this so I cannot verify how effective it may be, but you would still be eating the 9800 calories (in my case) and not going over so it may be worth a shot. You may have to slightly tweak the numbers depending on what you are starting with, but I think you get the idea. You can google zig zag diet for more information. I'll include a link to one of the articles below that explains it more in depth. Let me know if you decide to try it.

    https://wendysweightjourney.com/your-guide-to-the-calorie-zig-zag-diet/
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,327 Member
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    Thank you, @dawnbgethealthy !
    I'm in!
    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: 150.0
    UGW: 145.0
    Day 01 - 03/07 - 156.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then...zero...
    Day 02 - 03/08 - 155.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 03 - 03/09 - 155.1 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero...RAIN in Northern California!
    Day 04 - 03/10 - 156.3 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 05 - 03/11 - 153.2 at 8:30 a.m. ...6.22 miles in 122 mins to the post office and back
    Day 06 - 03/12 - 155.1 at 9:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then nothing!
    Day 07 - 03/13 - 155.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 1 any loss - -.2
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: -.2
    Day 08 - 03/14 - 156.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then nothing!
    Day 09 - 03/15 - 156.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 10 - 03/16 - 157.4 at 8:30 a.m. ...6.22 miles in 122 mins to the post office and back
    Day 11 - 03/17 - 156.9 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 12 - 03/18 - 156.3 at 6:30 a.m. ...6.51 miles in 121 mins
    Day 13 - 03/19 - 155.5 at 8:30 a.m. ...5.45 miles in 106 mins
    Day 14 - 03/20 - 156.5 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 2 LOSS OR GAIN: +.5
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: +.5
    Day 15 - 03/21 - 156.0 at 6:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero
    Day 16 - 03/22 - 155.1 at 5:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 17 - 03/23 - 157.2 at 6:15 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 6.16 miles in 119 mins
    Day 18 - 03/24 - 156.8 at 5:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 19 - 03/25 - 156.2 at 8:50 a.m. ...7.45 miles in 141 mins
    Day 20 - 03/26 - 157.0 at 7:00 a.m. ...rest day
    Day 21 - 03/27 - 159.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 3 LOSS OR GAIN: +3.8
    Day 22 - 03/28 - 156.5 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero...rain here in no. California
    Day 23 - 03/29 - 154.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 24 - 03/30 - 154.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...new Grandson Duty then 2.38 miles in 65 mins w/6 y.o. Grandson!
    Day 25 - 03/31 - 153.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 26 - 04/01 - 152.7 at 8:00 a.m. ...6.53 miles in 130 mins
    Day 27 - 04/02 - 151.5 at 8:15 a.m. ...zero
    Day 28 - 04/03 - 153.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 4 LOSS OR GAIN: -2.5 ...maybe
    Day 29 - 04/04 - 153.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero
    Day 30 - 04/05 - 154.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 31 - 04/06 - 155.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 7.59 miles in 150 mins
    Day 32 - 04/07 - 153.3 at 7:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then egg coloring for Easter
    Day 33 - 04/08 - 154.1 at 8:00 a.m. ...6.23 miles in 117 mins
    Day 34 - 04/09 - 155.3 at 8:30 a.m. ...7.30 miles in 140 mins
    Day 35 - 04/10 - 155.1 at 7:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then nothing!!
    WEEK 5 LOSS OR GAIN: +1.9
    Day 36 - 04/11 - 157.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 5.87 miles in 115 mins
    Day 37 - 04/12 - 157.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then nothing
    Day 38 - 04/13 - 157.7 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 6.35 miles in 117 mins
    Day 39 - 04/14 - 157.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then nothing
    Day 40 - 04/15 - 156.0 at 9:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 6.14 miles in 119 mins
    Day 41 - 04/16 -
    Day 42 - 04/17 -
    WEEK 6 LOSS OR GAIN:
    Chris
  • 39flavours
    39flavours Posts: 1,494 Member
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    Hi all, I'm Rowan, I live in Northamptonshire, UK.
    I have been off and on MFP since 2013, and have been 128lbs at my lowest, 180.8 at my highest.
    In the summer of 2021, I was at my highest weight and feeling utterly sick, tired and depressed. I restarted tracking my calories, with no exercise other than walking 5 miles a day most days, and managed to lose 43lbs in about 5 months. But then I took a break in March last year and didn't come back until January this year, by which time I'd regained 26lbs. So I got back in the game and am now down about 13lbs since then.
    I am taking a different approach this time, I have raised my calories slightly and am focusing on getting lots of protein and staying hydrated. I have been strength training for about the last month, which I am really enjoying, but it does leave me feeling quite tired at times, so it can be difficult to get my steps in every day.
    I have a health tracker watch which tells me that I have a BMR of 1254 calories a day and on days that I work out I burn around 1800-2000 calories in 24hrs, 1500 calories on days that i don't. I aim to eat around 1200 calories a day with 40% protein. I have a BMI of 26.5 and I have a high body fat percentage of 40.4%, so I really need to lower my body fat to at least 30% and raise my muscle mass. Hopefully this will help increase my metabolism, which seems to crawl along at a snail's pace. Gaining any muscle while eating at a deficit is really difficult, but at least I can do my best to retain the muscle that I have.
    I should be losing about 1.5lbs a week, however things aren't always so straightforward, so I have set a target for 1lb a week for the first 50 days of this challenge, then 0.5lb a week for the second 50 days. If I manage to get to within the healthy BMI range by the end of this, I will be very happy. So that's 143lbs for me, about 9lbs to lose, but I'm hoping for 141lbs.

    Sorry for the essay! Good luck to everyone, we can do this!

    F42 5'4
    Highest weight: 180.8lbs July 5th '21
    Current weight: 151.6lbs
    Challenge goal weight: 144.0lbs
    Ultimate goal weight: Under 130lbs
    Target lbs to lose: 7.6lbs

    Day 1 – Tues March 07 151.6
    Day 2 – Wed March 08 151.8
    Day 3 – Thurs March 09 151.2
    Day 4 – Fri March 10 151.2

    1st week goal weight: 151.0
    1st week actual weight: 151.2

    Challenge weight lost: 0.4
    Challenge weight to go: 7.2

    Not the best start, but I think I'm in the middle of my usual monthly plateau, and water retention from muscle soreness is also at play.
    I'm fully in my routine now of gym 4/5 days a week, cals 1200 or less and walking 8500 a day, so I just need to stay consistent and let the magic happen. I would like to find ways to be more active, outside of intentional exercise. When the weather improves it should become easier. I have loads of DIY that I need to get done but traipsing in and out of my cold garage in the sleet and rain really doesn't appeal.
    A couple of days ago we booked flights to Portugal, leaving on the 22nd, back on 28th. I'm thinking of taking a food scale and an exercise band with me to help me stay on track. There's a pool at our apartment and push bikes we can use, so hopefully I'll be able to counteract any excesses by staying active. OH will be working while we're there, so I'll have a lot of time to kill. I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to do a sea kayaking tour on my own... I'm a water baby but OH can't swim and has a bit of a fear of deep water, so I don't often get the chance to get out on the waves. Need to brush up on my Portuguese, I was doing daily lessons for a few months then stopped abruptly about 2 weeks ago and I'm shocked how much I've forgotten already! Agora, eu vou a commer o pequeño-almoço, depois eu vou para o gym. Até tarde!

    Day 5 – Sat March 11 150.2
    Day 6 – Sun March 12 151.6
    Day 7 – Mon March 13 151.6
    Day 8 – Tues March 14 150.6
    Day 9 – Wed March 15 147.2 How is that even possible?
    Day 10 – Thurs March 16 150.8 Oh well.
    Day 11 – Fri March 17 151.4 Not impressed.

    2nd week goal weight: 150.0
    2nd week actual weight: 151.4

    Challenge weight lost: 0.2
    Challenge weight to go: 7.4

    That really sucks. I don't think there's anything else I can do, I have been sticking to my calories and macros, doing my best to stay hydrated, walking at least 8500 steps, weight training at least 4 times a week and not eating back any exercise calories. And I have lost NOTHING since the start of the month. I do not want to drop calories any further, I average 1100 a day. So frustrating. I need to keep reminding myself that my trend weight is down 2.5lbs from the start of the month, and even though progress is slow, there's still progress.


    Day 12 – Sat March 18150.8
    Day 13 – Sun March 19150.4
    Day 14 – Mon March 20149.2
    Day 15 – Tues March 21150.2
    Day 16 – Wed March 22DNW
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23DNW
    Day 18 – Fri March 24DNW

    3rd week goal weight: 149.0
    3rd week actual weight: DNW

    I'll be away end of this week and half of next week.

    Day 19 – Sat March 25DNW
    Day 20 – Sun March 26DNW
    Day 21 – Mon March 27DNW
    Day 22 – Tues March 28DNW
    Day 23 – Wed March 29DNW
    Day 24 – Thurs March 30149.4
    Had a great week away in Portugal, lots of cycling, kayaking, and walking, but also too much food and booze in the evenings! I took a sneak peak at my weight yesterday when I got back but decided not to record it as I could tell I was holding onto loads of water from flying. I'm so happy to see this weight today! Things may take a bit of time to settle back down, and it's going to take some discipline to get back into tracking properly and going to the gym but I'm motivated to get back on it. I think I will adjust my weekly goal weights for the rest of this challenge, 1lb a week isn't realistic for me and it can be demotivating when i don't meet it, so I'm going to do half pound targets starting next week.
    Day 25 – Fri March 31149.2

    4th week goal weight: 149.5
    4th week actual weight: 149.2

    Challenge weight lost: 2.4
    Challenge weight to go: 5.2
    So I have gone back and amended my overall 'goal to lose' for this challenge and my 'challenge weight to go' numbers to reflect my now half pound a week goal. I'm still hoping to lose more than this, but with weight training 4 times a week, I think muscle gain is raising my body weight as I lose fat. I don't want to be discouraged from the weight training by obsessing over a slow weight loss. And if I lose slower than half a pound a week, so be it. I'm sticking to 1200 calories, focusing on protein and fibre, getting my steps in and exercising.

    Day 26 – Sat April 01 148.8 Met my weekly goal already... should I revise it? Arghh, I dunno!
    Day 27 – Sun April 02 149.2
    Day 28 – Mon April 03 150.0 oh dear!
    Day 29 – Tues April 04 150.0 😖
    Day 30 – Wed April 05 149.6
    Day 31 – Thurs April 06 148.8
    Day 32 – Fri April 07 148.6

    5th week goal weight: 149.0
    5th week actual weight: 148.6

    Challenge weight lost: 3
    Challenge weight to go: 4.6


    Didn't think I was going to make my goal this week so I'm relieved. I'm finding it hard to stay on track this week, I've lost a bit of my discipline. The good weather is making me want to go out and enjoy things, and as I'm seeing the 140s more regularly, I'm losing a bit of the urgency to get the weight off. I guess it's a good thing, it means I'm more happy and content inside myself! But I can so easily slip back into old ways and regain, so I need to make sure I weigh every day and make sure I'm keeping up with strength training. It's OK to allow myself more treats, so long as it's not every day and doesn't cause my weight to trend upwards.

    Day 33 – Sat April 08 149.6
    Day 34 – Sun April 09150.6
    Day 35 – Mon April 10150.4
    Day 36 – Tues April 11151.4 😬
    Day 37 – Wed April 12150.2
    Day 38 – Thurs April 13149.4
    Day 39 – Fri April 14150.4

    The real work starts when you want to stop.

    6th week goal weight: 148.5
    6th week actual weight: 150.4

    Challenge weight lost: 1.2
    Challenge weight to go: 6.4


    So this week really didn't go well. I have been finding it hard to track food in the evening so I don't really have the data to see what's going wrong, but I'm pretty sure I haven't gained nearly 2lbs of fat. I have gone over my 1200 calorie goal on most days, but only by a few hundred at most. One area I'm really lacking is in my daily steps, so I am going to make that my focus for the next week, as well as tightening up my tracking in the evenings and continuing to weight train at least 4 days. The weather looks dry for the next 10 days (rain today), so I'm setting myself a challenge to get out for a walk every morning and hit 8,500 steps each day.

    Day 40 – Sat April 15149.6
    Day 41 – Sun April 16150.0
    Day 42 – Mon April 17151.8 😖
    Day 43 – Tues April 18
    Day 44 – Wed April 19
    Day 45 – Thurs April 20
    Day 46 – Fri April 21

    The real work starts when you want to stop.

    7th week goal weight: 149.5
    7th week actual weight:
  • sllm1
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    Ate a little too much over spring break - too much sugar which leads to poor choices. Tightening up today!

  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,594 Member
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    @deepwoodslady

    Thanks for the info on zig-zag Donna.
    I have gone down an internet rabbit hole on that one : - )

    I sort of feel that this is what I already do. I basically prep my meals for the weekdays, and have more "fun" foods on the weekends.
    I explored "metabolic confusion" (much like zig-zag) many years ago it was basically carb-cycling. The idea being that grehlin ramps up your metabolism. This is why having a cheat meal/day works for some people, but for most it just means that you undo whatever you have worked for. I did lose 1 pound over the 12 weeks, but felt like I couldn't have a normal life because an outing might occur on a fast day etc.

    As I googled metabolism slow down after 60, I kept seeing that it is due to muscles waning. Currently I only do weights about once per week, so maybe need to try to double that?
    Dr. Fuhrman explains. “You can’t ‘confuse your body’ to increase metabolism.
    More sleep. That is a toughy, but it makes sense because we burn our fat while we sleep.


    As much as I keep busy on the weekends, my steps are always less when I am not waitressing, although I do take more time for workouts.
    Once I get the second job (evenings) I will need to rethink/reorganize.

    Yes, I am open to any and all suggestions.
    No doubt we have all tried just about everything by this point : - )


    Our bodies are a miracle the way that they work, trying to outsmart them might not be possible, but giving them what they need will make us healthier.
    At the end of the day we need nutritious foods to feed our organs and body mechanisms. Sleep and exercise keep everything moving.

  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,594 Member
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    Hi everyone.
    I am Dawn. 5'2", 62 years old.
    My BMI and stuff like that shows my optimum healthy weight should be between 110 and 120.

    I have steadily gained in all but one of the last bunch of 100s (gained 2.2 pounds this past one)
    I need to turn that around.
    I am not cutting out any food groups, or anything at all really because I want weight loss to be sustainable for life. I have learned to have less of certain things, and have moved some other stuff to once per week or once per 3 months (Ribs, very fattening). If I thought that I couldn't have them at all I believe that it would be worse. For the most part I eat very healthy foods.
    I have had quite a bit of success since I started MFP October 28.18, but this past year has been an almost 15 pound gain after being in the 130s for 2 years.
    I am into my biggest pair of pants and have no desire to buy bigger pants. I have lots of cute clothes that I was wearing at 130, and at that point I was driving hard to get into the 120s and beyond.

    I love this long length of 100 days, and seeing how each week is going,

    As always, I am open to suggestions. I think most of us have tried everything at this junction.
    Calories in vs. Calories out really should work though.

    I have made a decision to limit restaurant food to 6 times per year since I seem to gain a few pounds each time which could take 3-6 months to get back off from one visit.
    Rolling total so far: 2 out of the 6

    Best of luck to everyone.


    1st week goal weight: 142.2 - Start weight from the last 100 and go from there.
    1st week actual weight: 142.4 - Started the (short) week at 143.4
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 3055, 756.25 average over 4 days, back to work and reflected in my weight loss. The corrected weekly calendar is now on page 2.

    2nd week goal weight: 142.2 or less - Still wanting to get back to the start weight from the previous 100
    2nd week actual weight: 142.6 - Started the week (high) at 145.0 after a restaurant meal of salad and grilled chicken.
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 2553 - Average of 364.7 (had a day in the red)

    3rd week goal weight: 139.2
    3rd week actual weight: 141.0. Started the week at 141.2
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 4913. Average over 7 days 701.85 - I knew that I had burned a lot.

    4th week goal weight: 139.2 - plugging this number in until I hit it - too lofty for this week methinks
    4th week actual weight: 141.0 Started the week at 142.0, 2nd out of 6 restaurant visits for the year.
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP): 5744 - Average over 7 days: 820.57 - Not a typical week, but seemed to have helped with weight loss (as well as not having much time to eat)

    5th week goal weight: 141.0
    5th week actual weight: 141.0 - Started the week at 141.0 - Once every 3 month Ribs consumed for this 100, glad that I got that off in one week.
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP) - 4636 - Average of 662.28 over 7 days

    6th week goal weight 139.8
    6th week actual weight: 143.6 - Started the week at 140.8, crazy weight gain at one point 4.4 pounds
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP: 2892, 413.14 average over 7 days

    Day 40 – Sat April 15 - 144.8 - This was at 2am. The last time that I got up so early I didn't weigh, thinking that I would be going back to bed but didn't. I doubt that this number is very accurate, but I have had 2 glasses of water and 2 coffees since then so won't be weighing again today.
    Day 41 – Sun April 16 - 144.4 - Hoping for a woosh over the next couple of days.
    Day 42 – Mon April 17 - 145.4 - No woosh, gained another pound? Maybe tomorrow. Oh gosh, we are having a snowstorm!!
    Day 43 – Tues April 18
    Day 44 – Wed April 19
    Day 45 – Thurs April 20
    Day 46 – Fri April 21

    7th week goal weight - Mini goal of 4 pounds by May 10th would take me to 136.8, seems unrealistic because of last week's gains, but I will plug that number in as a goal each week until I hit it.
    7th week actual weight
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP

    Start weight of the 100: 143.4, up 1.2 from the start weight of the previous 100, 142.2
  • SherryRueter
    SherryRueter Posts: 2,894 Member
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    GOAL: 104
    03/14 : 111.4
    3/15 : 111.6
    03/27 : 112.2
    4/03 : 110:0 ( felt so bloated though)
    4/06: 108.6 - definitely felt a whoosh.
    4/17 L: 108.4

    Consistent with 60min workouts.
    Steps consistent at 12,000+
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,954 Member
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    @deepwoodslady

    Thanks for the info on zig-zag Donna.
    I have gone down an internet rabbit hole on that one : - )

    I sort of feel that this is what I already do. I basically prep my meals for the weekdays, and have more "fun" foods on the weekends.
    I explored "metabolic confusion" (much like zig-zag) many years ago it was basically carb-cycling. The idea being that grehlin ramps up your metabolism. This is why having a cheat meal/day works for some people, but for most it just means that you undo whatever you have worked for. I did lose 1 pound over the 12 weeks, but felt like I couldn't have a normal life because an outing might occur on a fast day etc.

    As I googled metabolism slow down after 60, I kept seeing that it is due to muscles waning. Currently I only do weights about once per week, so maybe need to try to double that?
    Dr. Fuhrman explains. “You can’t ‘confuse your body’ to increase metabolism.
    More sleep. That is a toughy, but it makes sense because we burn our fat while we sleep.


    As much as I keep busy on the weekends, my steps are always less when I am not waitressing, although I do take more time for workouts.
    Once I get the second job (evenings) I will need to rethink/reorganize.

    Yes, I am open to any and all suggestions.
    No doubt we have all tried just about everything by this point : - )


    Our bodies are a miracle the way that they work, trying to outsmart them might not be possible, but giving them what they need will make us healthier.
    At the end of the day we need nutritious foods to feed our organs and body mechanisms. Sleep and exercise keep everything moving.

    @dawnbgethealthy The sleep thing is very interesting and surprising to me. I think it was you who first pointed out to me that when I get more sleep, my scale goes down. It happened again the night before my big whoosh yesterday. I was exhausted from babysitting DGS and ended up falling to sleep early and waking up late. More hours of sleep for me than usual, and a big overnight drop on the scale.

    In regards to the strength training, it never hurts to have more, right? In rehab they sent me home with a red band to use at home. I haven't touched it. Maybe I should pick it up a couple of times per week like they recommended. I also have arm weights that I brought out and haven't touched. It's time to get busy!

    I have often used cheat days. For sure the scale goes up the day after, but usually within the week I have a whoosh that puts me lower than I was before the cheat. I just have to watch what I cheat with because I still have to contend with the diabetes.

    When I read from your note " you can't confuse your body to increase your metabolism" , my first thought was that we are not trying to "increase" our metabolism, but rather keep it level and not let it slow down by our constant low calorie dieting. That is two different things for sure.

    You are 100% right about the logging when you remind me to keep it up. Pre-logging really helps me and I do always do much better on the scale as you have pointed out. When I get hungry, ravished even, I don't just go grab anything when I've pre-logged. I have my meals planned and I go get what is on the list for the day, or one of the snacks I've pre-chosen and I stay on track but satisfy myself. It really does make a hard thing easy. The hardest part is finding the time to pre-log. When I get extra time, I often do several days ahead so if I get too busy, I'm all set anyway. The only time I don't log is when I go out of town. I don't need the computer to tell me that I'm over on calories, carbs, fat, etc. I already know lol. It's just too difficult to do too, especially if you haven't eaten at a chain restaurant that is in the database.

    Well, I just wanted to chime in because I know you are really stuck. You are always under on your daily diet and you exercise everyday. You also have demanding jobs that are physical in nature. I just don't know what else you can do. I assume you are drinking your water. Perhaps the strength training or a different type of exercise may help shake things up. I dunno......
  • bteri107
    bteri107 Posts: 320 Member
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    I’m Teri
    Age 59, 5’4”

    Incorporating intermittent fasting into my regimen is my greatest take away from the last challenge. It has REALLY helped get my eating under control!

    My goals for this challenge—
    Normal day-to-day: stick to an IF schedule of 16:8, eat whole foods as much as possible, stay low-carb and avoid refined sugar, exercise. No calorie counting or measuring food. I also need to get away from the all-or-nothing mindset, by being able to indulge here and there with no regrets and then getting right back to it the next day.

    I’m a slow loser which can be discouraging. My focus needs to be more on health & sustainability.

    Challenge Starting Weight: 144 lbs
    Challenge Goal Weight: 138lbs
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130-133 lbs
    Challenge Ending Weight:
    Total Weight Loss for Challenge:
    Day 1 – Tues March 07 -- 144 – This is the same weight I started with on the last Challenge. There were many ups and downs on the scale but, alas, I’m right back where I started.
    Day 2 – Wed March 08 – 144.6 – I think this jump is still a result of going off track last week up until Sunday. This week’s goal is to bring down the inflammation.
    Day 3 – Thur March 09 – 144.4
    Day 4 – Fri March 10 – 142.9 – Happy to see this number on the scale this morning. I’ve been working on correcting what I undid last week with too much sugar & carbs. Just glad I was able to jump back on the wagon this week. Feeling less bloated. Yay! Still working on getting some exercise in though.
    Day 5 – Sat March 11 – 142.4
    Day 6 – Sun March 12 – 142.6 Ate later than usual last night. Also had a glass and a half of wine.
    Day 7 – Mon March 13 – 142.8 Greek food for lunch yesterday with a girlfriend, then a visit to the Cat Café. Of course, I came home with one of those things.  McDonald’s for dinner. Not a good choice but didn’t overdo it. Just a McChicken sandwich and small fries.

    Week 1: 1.2 lbs lost
    Balance to lose to meet challenge goal: 4.8

    Day 8 – Tues March 14 -- 142.5
    Day 9 – Wed March 15 -- 141.5
    Day 10 – Thur March 16 -- 141.9
    Day 11 – Fri March 17 -- 142.4 Still consistent with IF, but this jump is definitely a combination of eating too much even when not hungry, adding more carbs than usual, and having dinner last night from Panda Express is which is high in sodium and sugar. Not happy with this jump in weight at all. Tomorrow probably won’t be much better since I already had a butter croissant from Starbucks this morning with my coffee.
    Day 12 – Sat March 18 -- DNW
    Day 13 – Sun March 19-- DNW
    Day 14 – Mon March 20-- 143.9 – Did not stick to plan over the weekend. Need to do better.

    Week 2 gain/loss: 1.10 lbs gain
    Challenge 15 gain/loss: .1 lb loss
    Balance to lose to meet challenge goal: 5.9 lbs

    Day 15 – Tues March 21 -- 144.1
    Day 16 – Wed March 22 -- DNW
    Day 17 – Thur March 23 -- 143.1 – I’m surprised at this decrease. Of course I’ll take it but I’m sure tomorrow’s weigh-in will reflect my bad eating habits of the past week. I’d like to be at least 140-141 before my trip during the Easter weekend. Probably wishful thinking, eh?
    Day 18 – Fri March 24 -- 143.7 – I know this is still the result of the past week. I did a little better yesterday but not fully the way I should. Just trying hard not to completely undo my progress. Writing this out helps my mindset😊
    Day 19 – Sat March 25 -- 142.5 – IF 18:6 yesterday. Stayed on track with eating: low carb, avoided refined sugar, whole foods. Need to work on getting some movement in. But happy with the scale this morning.
    Day 20 – Sun March 26-- 141.6 – Whoa! Where did this come from? I did stay on track with what I ate yesterday, tried to be mindful of not spiking my insulin too much. But I think what’s helping is the added two hours to my IF regimen (18:6, instead of 16:8). Not sure I can do this consistently, but I will certainly aim for it daily.
    Day 21 – Mon March 27-- 141.1 – IF 18:6 yesterday and stayed on track with eating. 3rd day in a row. I need to keep this up. I even had a little glass of some margarita. Soooo good.

    Week 3 gain/loss: 2.8 lb loss
    Challenge 15 gain/loss: 2.9 lbs loss
    Balance to lose to meet challenge goal of 138 lbs: 3.10 lbs

    Day 22 – Tues March 28 -- 141.8 – IF 18:6. Had some white rice with dinner, and two cookies last night. I don’t regret it. 😊 Hopefully, this is the only spike I’ll see because of it.
    Day 23 – Wed March 29 -- 142.2
    Day 24 – Thur March 30 -- 141.1 – Happy about this number but only did IF 16:8 yesterday. Couldn’t hold out for the additional 2 hours. Was extra hungry and gave in to cravings. Shucks.
    Day 25 – Fri March 31 -- 141.9
    Day 26 – Sat Apr 1 --
    Day 27 – Sun Apr 2 --
    Day 28 – Mon Apr 3 --

    Week 4 gain/loss:
    Challenge 15 gain/loss:
    Balance to lose to meet challenge goal of 138 lbs:


    Day 29 – Tues Apr 4 -- – DNW
    Day 30 – Wed Apr 5 -- – DNW –
    Day 31 – Thur Apr 6 -- – DNW –
    Day 32 – Fri Apr 7 -- – DNW
    Day 33 – Sat Apr 8 -- – DNW
    Day 34 – Sun Apr 9 -- – DNW
    Day 35 – Mon Apr 10 -- – DNW

    Week 5 gain/loss:
    Challenge 15 gain/loss:
    Balance to lose to meet challenge goal of 138 lbs:

    Day 36 – Tues Apr 11 -- 144.4 – Back from vacation. This is my recovery week.
    Day 37 – Wed Apr 12 -- 142.5 – IF 17:7 yesterday. Back on track with eating habits. Light cycling class on my Peloton to ease back into exercising.
    Day 38 – Thur Apr 13 -- 141.5 – IF 16:8 yesterday. No exercise. Not sure I believe the scale this morning, but I hope it’s true.
    Day 39 – Fri Apr 14 -- 142.3 – Oh well.
    Day 40 – Sat Apr 15 -- 141.6 – Went a little off-track yesterday. ½ of a muffin with my morning coffee. I usually don’t eat anything until the afternoon. And we all know how big those muffins from Costco are. Also had some white rice with dinner. I did manage to get some exercise in which I’m happy about.
    Day 41 – Sun Apr 16 -- 141.2 IF 18:6 yesterday. I was able to hold out for two extra hours… yay! Also, stayed on track with what I ate. But no exercise.
    Day 42 – Mon Apr 17 -- 142.5 IF 18:6 yesterday, and got a work-out in. Not sure where this increase came from. Some theories: ate dinner too late in the evening, ate too much, included white rice with dinner, or this is the fall-out from 2 days ago.

    Week 6 gain/loss: 1.9 lbs. loss
    Challenge 15 gain/loss: 1.5 lbs. loss
    Balance to lose to meet challenge goal of 138 lbs: 4.5 lbs


    **Going forward, I hope to incorporate a more consistent workout regimen to see if it helps.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,954 Member
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    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ March 07, 2023 through June 14, 2023
    My Name is Donna, Age 62. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA

    My mini-challenge is to lose 4 pounds between Easter and my birthday. My Easter morning weigh-in was 188.2. I hope to be at 184.2 by May 10th, 2023.

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


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

    Starting Weight from End of Last Challenge: : 191.2
    Goal This Round: 176.2
    Ending Weight: xxxxx
    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 01-03/07-191.6-(Trend weight 192.9)

    Day 02-03/08-190.6-(Trend weight 192.7)

    Day 03-03/09-192.2-(Trend weight 192.6)

    Day 04-03/10-191.6-(Trend weight 192.5)

    Day 05-03/11-189.2-(Trend weight 192.2)

    Day 06-03/12-189.0-(Trend weight 191.9)

    Day 07-03/13-189.4-(Trend weight 191.6)


    WEEK 1 LOSS OR GAIN: 1.8 lbs LOST
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 1.8 lbs. LOST

    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 08-03/14-187.8-(Trend weight 191.3)

    Day 09-03/15-188.8-(Trend weight 191.0)

    Day 10-03/16-188.8-(Trend weight 190.8)

    Day 11-03/17-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 12-03/18-189.0-(Trend weight 190.7)

    Day 13-03/19-188.2-(Trend weight 190.4)

    Day 14-03/20-188.6-(Trend weight 190.4)


    WEEK 2 LOSS OR GAIN: 0.8 lbs LOST
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 2.6 lbs LOST



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.



    Day 15-03/21-188.6-(Trend weight 190.3)

    Day 16-03/22-188.2-(Trend weight 190.1)

    Day 17-03/23-188.4-(Trend weight 190.0)

    Day 18-03/24-188.0-(Trend weight 189.8)

    Day 19-03/25-187.2-(Trend weight 189.5)

    Day 20-03/26-187.8-(Trend weight 189.3)

    Day 21-03/27-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)



    WEEK 3 LOSS OR GAIN: ????
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: ?????




    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 22-03/28-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 23-03/29-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 24-03/30-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 25-03/31-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 26-04/01-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 27-04/02-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 28-04/03-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    WEEK 4 LOSS OR GAIN: ?????
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: ?????


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 29-04/04-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 30-04/05-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 31-04/06-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 32-04/07-190.6-(Trend weight 192.4)

    Day 33-04/08-188.8-(Trend weight 191.6)

    Day 34-04/09-188.2-(Trend weight 191.4)

    Day 35-04/10-191.4-(Trend weight 191.6)
    WEEK 5 LOSS OR GAIN: 3.6 lbs. GAINED (I’m using the weight from my last weekly weight on 3/26/23
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 0.2 lbs. GAINED



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    Day 36-04/11-192.8-(Trend weight 191.8)

    Day 37-04/12-193.2-(Trend weight 192.0)

    Day 38-04/13-192.2-(Trend weight 192.5)

    Day 39-04/14-189.4-(Trend weight 192.2)

    Day 40-04/15-191.0-(Trend weight 192.0)

    Day 41-04/16-187.4-(Trend weight 191.6) Firmly back in the 180’s so I have scratched off the 190’s so hopefully they are scratched for good! Thunderstorms today, snow tomorrow and Tuesday. Ugh! So much for the yardwork I’ve been trying to get done! It sure has helped burn calories though when I could get out there. I’m feeling pretty good about my scale results today. I’m on my way to my 4 pound mini-challenge (posted above). I plan on getting there, my friends. Even if I wiggle all around it afterward (like I have the Easter challenge loss). I can’t stay there if I don’t, at the very least, get there first right? I’m running like he!! From the 190’s.

    Day 42-04/17-188.4-(Trend weight 191.3) Well, yesterday was a 3.6 lb Whoosh Loss. Today the body must be adjusting itself because it was a 1 lb gain for no reason. My calories were 1070 and my carbs were 69. I hit all my macros, my glucose was good. However, with the thunderstorms, I got no exercise at all. I decided to just rest a bit and catch up on some paperwork and housework. No TMI x 2 probably is not helping either. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Interesting though....When I look back over this past week weigh-ins in the pink and blue, I have small blue increases followed by very large pink whooshes several times this week. It's confusing but as I said, interesting.


    WEEK 6 LOSS OR GAIN: 3.0 lb LOSS
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 2.8 lb LOSS


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 43-04/18-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 50-04/25-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)



    Halfway Progress Report: …..Pounds Lost so Far:


    Day 51-04/26-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 71-05/16-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 78-05/23-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 85-05/30-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 92-06/06-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

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    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 99-06/13-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 100-06/14…..(Final Weigh- In)-xxxxx-(trend weight xxxxx)

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  • 39flavours
    39flavours Posts: 1,494 Member
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    Hi all, I'm Rowan, I live in Northamptonshire, UK.
    I have been off and on MFP since 2013, and have been 128lbs at my lowest, 180.8 at my highest.
    In the summer of 2021, I was at my highest weight and feeling utterly sick, tired and depressed. I restarted tracking my calories, with no exercise other than walking 5 miles a day most days, and managed to lose 43lbs in about 5 months. But then I took a break in March last year and didn't come back until January this year, by which time I'd regained 26lbs. So I got back in the game and am now down about 13lbs since then.
    I am taking a different approach this time, I have raised my calories slightly and am focusing on getting lots of protein and staying hydrated. I have been strength training for about the last month, which I am really enjoying, but it does leave me feeling quite tired at times, so it can be difficult to get my steps in every day.
    I have a health tracker watch which tells me that I have a BMR of 1254 calories a day and on days that I work out I burn around 1800-2000 calories in 24hrs, 1500 calories on days that i don't. I aim to eat around 1200 calories a day with 40% protein. I have a BMI of 26.5 and I have a high body fat percentage of 40.4%, so I really need to lower my body fat to at least 30% and raise my muscle mass. Hopefully this will help increase my metabolism, which seems to crawl along at a snail's pace. Gaining any muscle while eating at a deficit is really difficult, but at least I can do my best to retain the muscle that I have.
    I should be losing about 1.5lbs a week, however things aren't always so straightforward, so I have set a target for 1lb a week for the first 50 days of this challenge, then 0.5lb a week for the second 50 days. If I manage to get to within the healthy BMI range by the end of this, I will be very happy. So that's 143lbs for me, about 9lbs to lose, but I'm hoping for 141lbs.

    Sorry for the essay! Good luck to everyone, we can do this!

    F42 5'4
    Highest weight: 180.8lbs July 5th '21
    Current weight: 151.6lbs
    Challenge goal weight: 144.0lbs
    Ultimate goal weight: Under 130lbs
    Target lbs to lose: 7.6lbs

    Day 1 – Tues March 07 151.6
    Day 2 – Wed March 08 151.8
    Day 3 – Thurs March 09 151.2
    Day 4 – Fri March 10 151.2

    1st week goal weight: 151.0
    1st week actual weight: 151.2

    Challenge weight lost: 0.4
    Challenge weight to go: 7.2

    Not the best start, but I think I'm in the middle of my usual monthly plateau, and water retention from muscle soreness is also at play.
    I'm fully in my routine now of gym 4/5 days a week, cals 1200 or less and walking 8500 a day, so I just need to stay consistent and let the magic happen. I would like to find ways to be more active, outside of intentional exercise. When the weather improves it should become easier. I have loads of DIY that I need to get done but traipsing in and out of my cold garage in the sleet and rain really doesn't appeal.
    A couple of days ago we booked flights to Portugal, leaving on the 22nd, back on 28th. I'm thinking of taking a food scale and an exercise band with me to help me stay on track. There's a pool at our apartment and push bikes we can use, so hopefully I'll be able to counteract any excesses by staying active. OH will be working while we're there, so I'll have a lot of time to kill. I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to do a sea kayaking tour on my own... I'm a water baby but OH can't swim and has a bit of a fear of deep water, so I don't often get the chance to get out on the waves. Need to brush up on my Portuguese, I was doing daily lessons for a few months then stopped abruptly about 2 weeks ago and I'm shocked how much I've forgotten already! Agora, eu vou a commer o pequeño-almoço, depois eu vou para o gym. Até tarde!

    Day 5 – Sat March 11 150.2
    Day 6 – Sun March 12 151.6
    Day 7 – Mon March 13 151.6
    Day 8 – Tues March 14 150.6
    Day 9 – Wed March 15 147.2 How is that even possible?
    Day 10 – Thurs March 16 150.8 Oh well.
    Day 11 – Fri March 17 151.4 Not impressed.

    2nd week goal weight: 150.0
    2nd week actual weight: 151.4

    Challenge weight lost: 0.2
    Challenge weight to go: 7.4

    That really sucks. I don't think there's anything else I can do, I have been sticking to my calories and macros, doing my best to stay hydrated, walking at least 8500 steps, weight training at least 4 times a week and not eating back any exercise calories. And I have lost NOTHING since the start of the month. I do not want to drop calories any further, I average 1100 a day. So frustrating. I need to keep reminding myself that my trend weight is down 2.5lbs from the start of the month, and even though progress is slow, there's still progress.


    Day 12 – Sat March 18150.8
    Day 13 – Sun March 19150.4
    Day 14 – Mon March 20149.2
    Day 15 – Tues March 21150.2
    Day 16 – Wed March 22DNW
    Day 17 – Thurs March 23DNW
    Day 18 – Fri March 24DNW

    3rd week goal weight: 149.0
    3rd week actual weight: DNW

    I'll be away end of this week and half of next week.

    Day 19 – Sat March 25DNW
    Day 20 – Sun March 26DNW
    Day 21 – Mon March 27DNW
    Day 22 – Tues March 28DNW
    Day 23 – Wed March 29DNW
    Day 24 – Thurs March 30149.4
    Had a great week away in Portugal, lots of cycling, kayaking, and walking, but also too much food and booze in the evenings! I took a sneak peak at my weight yesterday when I got back but decided not to record it as I could tell I was holding onto loads of water from flying. I'm so happy to see this weight today! Things may take a bit of time to settle back down, and it's going to take some discipline to get back into tracking properly and going to the gym but I'm motivated to get back on it. I think I will adjust my weekly goal weights for the rest of this challenge, 1lb a week isn't realistic for me and it can be demotivating when i don't meet it, so I'm going to do half pound targets starting next week.
    Day 25 – Fri March 31149.2

    4th week goal weight: 149.5
    4th week actual weight: 149.2

    Challenge weight lost: 2.4
    Challenge weight to go: 5.2
    So I have gone back and amended my overall 'goal to lose' for this challenge and my 'challenge weight to go' numbers to reflect my now half pound a week goal. I'm still hoping to lose more than this, but with weight training 4 times a week, I think muscle gain is raising my body weight as I lose fat. I don't want to be discouraged from the weight training by obsessing over a slow weight loss. And if I lose slower than half a pound a week, so be it. I'm sticking to 1200 calories, focusing on protein and fibre, getting my steps in and exercising.

    Day 26 – Sat April 01 148.8 Met my weekly goal already... should I revise it? Arghh, I dunno!
    Day 27 – Sun April 02 149.2
    Day 28 – Mon April 03 150.0 oh dear!
    Day 29 – Tues April 04 150.0 😖
    Day 30 – Wed April 05 149.6
    Day 31 – Thurs April 06 148.8
    Day 32 – Fri April 07 148.6

    5th week goal weight: 149.0
    5th week actual weight: 148.6

    Challenge weight lost: 3
    Challenge weight to go: 4.6


    Didn't think I was going to make my goal this week so I'm relieved. I'm finding it hard to stay on track this week, I've lost a bit of my discipline. The good weather is making me want to go out and enjoy things, and as I'm seeing the 140s more regularly, I'm losing a bit of the urgency to get the weight off. I guess it's a good thing, it means I'm more happy and content inside myself! But I can so easily slip back into old ways and regain, so I need to make sure I weigh every day and make sure I'm keeping up with strength training. It's OK to allow myself more treats, so long as it's not every day and doesn't cause my weight to trend upwards.

    Day 33 – Sat April 08 149.6
    Day 34 – Sun April 09150.6
    Day 35 – Mon April 10150.4
    Day 36 – Tues April 11151.4 😬
    Day 37 – Wed April 12150.2
    Day 38 – Thurs April 13149.4
    Day 39 – Fri April 14150.4

    The real work starts when you want to stop.

    6th week goal weight: 148.5
    6th week actual weight: 150.4

    Challenge weight lost: 1.2
    Challenge weight to go: 6.4


    So this week really didn't go well. I have been finding it hard to track food in the evening so I don't really have the data to see what's going wrong, but I'm pretty sure I haven't gained nearly 2lbs of fat. I have gone over my 1200 calorie goal on most days, but only by a few hundred at most. One area I'm really lacking is in my daily steps, so I am going to make that my focus for the next week, as well as tightening up my tracking in the evenings and continuing to weight train at least 4 days. The weather looks dry for the next 10 days (rain today), so I'm setting myself a challenge to get out for a walk every morning and hit 8,500 steps each day.

    Day 40 – Sat April 15149.6
    Day 41 – Sun April 16150.0
    Day 42 – Mon April 17151.8 😖
    Day 43 – Tues April 18151.0
    Day 44 – Wed April 19
    Day 45 – Thurs April 20
    Day 46 – Fri April 21

    The real work starts when you want to stop.

    7th week goal weight: 149.5
    7th week actual weight:
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,327 Member
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    Thank you, @dawnbgethealthy !
    I'm in!
    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: 150.0
    UGW: 145.0
    Day 01 - 03/07 - 156.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then...zero...
    Day 02 - 03/08 - 155.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 03 - 03/09 - 155.1 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero...RAIN in Northern California!
    Day 04 - 03/10 - 156.3 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 05 - 03/11 - 153.2 at 8:30 a.m. ...6.22 miles in 122 mins to the post office and back
    Day 06 - 03/12 - 155.1 at 9:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then nothing!
    Day 07 - 03/13 - 155.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 1 any loss - -.2
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: -.2
    Day 08 - 03/14 - 156.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then nothing!
    Day 09 - 03/15 - 156.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 10 - 03/16 - 157.4 at 8:30 a.m. ...6.22 miles in 122 mins to the post office and back
    Day 11 - 03/17 - 156.9 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 12 - 03/18 - 156.3 at 6:30 a.m. ...6.51 miles in 121 mins
    Day 13 - 03/19 - 155.5 at 8:30 a.m. ...5.45 miles in 106 mins
    Day 14 - 03/20 - 156.5 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 2 LOSS OR GAIN: +.5
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: +.5
    Day 15 - 03/21 - 156.0 at 6:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero
    Day 16 - 03/22 - 155.1 at 5:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 17 - 03/23 - 157.2 at 6:15 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 6.16 miles in 119 mins
    Day 18 - 03/24 - 156.8 at 5:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 19 - 03/25 - 156.2 at 8:50 a.m. ...7.45 miles in 141 mins
    Day 20 - 03/26 - 157.0 at 7:00 a.m. ...rest day
    Day 21 - 03/27 - 159.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 3 LOSS OR GAIN: +3.8
    Day 22 - 03/28 - 156.5 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero...rain here in no. California
    Day 23 - 03/29 - 154.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 24 - 03/30 - 154.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...new Grandson Duty then 2.38 miles in 65 mins w/6 y.o. Grandson!
    Day 25 - 03/31 - 153.2 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 26 - 04/01 - 152.7 at 8:00 a.m. ...6.53 miles in 130 mins
    Day 27 - 04/02 - 151.5 at 8:15 a.m. ...zero
    Day 28 - 04/03 - 153.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 4 LOSS OR GAIN: -2.5 ...maybe
    Day 29 - 04/04 - 153.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then...zero
    Day 30 - 04/05 - 154.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    Day 31 - 04/06 - 155.8 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 7.59 miles in 150 mins
    Day 32 - 04/07 - 153.3 at 7:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then egg coloring for Easter
    Day 33 - 04/08 - 154.1 at 8:00 a.m. ...6.23 miles in 117 mins
    Day 34 - 04/09 - 155.3 at 8:30 a.m. ...7.30 miles in 140 mins
    Day 35 - 04/10 - 155.1 at 7:45 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then nothing!!
    WEEK 5 LOSS OR GAIN: +1.9
    Day 36 - 04/11 - 157.6 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 5.87 miles in 115 mins
    Day 37 - 04/12 - 157.0 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then nothing
    Day 38 - 04/13 - 157.7 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 6.35 miles in 117 mins
    Day 39 - 04/14 - 157.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then nothing
    Day 40 - 04/15 - 156.0 at 9:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 6.14 miles in 119 mins
    Day 41 - 04/16 - 156.0 at 7:00 a.m. ...Family outing to the Garden Shop!! Flowers!!!
    Day 42 - 04/17 - 156.7 at 5:20 a.m. ...Grandson Duty in the morning then 60 min workout w/trainer
    WEEK 6 LOSS OR GAIN: -.9
    Day 43 - 04/18 -
    Day 44 - 04/19 -
    Day 45 - 04/20 -
    Day 46 - 04/21 -
    Day 47 - 04/22 -
    Day 48 - 04/23 -
    Day 49 - 04/24 -
    WEEK 7 LOSS OR GAIN
    Chris
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,594 Member
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    @bteri107

    Yeah, sometimes it takes 2 or 3 days for things to show up on the scale, in either direction.
    You are on a great path.

    I am surprised about the white rice thing, 1/2 cup of white rice shouldn't really impact us.
    Heck, we give it to dogs to calm their tummies.

    Speaking of which, I should really get back to eating rice daily, I haven't for quite some time. Brown rice has more fibre for sure, but I don't feel that I digest it very well. There is Magnesium (and other things) in white rice which I feel like I need since I am prone to leg cramps in the night. Also I feel like it sweeps my intestines out.

    People who eat white rice internationally (Asian, south-Asian, Thai etc.) are tiny people with glowy skin.

    I have a whole bunch of rice packaged into 1/2 cup containers in the freezer, I will take one out now for tonight because of this reminder of how much better my guts feel when I eat it daily.
  • dawnbgethealthy
    dawnbgethealthy Posts: 7,594 Member
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    Hi everyone.
    I am Dawn. 5'2", 62 years old.
    My BMI and stuff like that shows my optimum healthy weight should be between 110 and 120.

    I have steadily gained in all but one of the last bunch of 100s (gained 2.2 pounds this past one)
    I need to turn that around.
    I am not cutting out any food groups, or anything at all really because I want weight loss to be sustainable for life. I have learned to have less of certain things, and have moved some other stuff to once per week or once per 3 months (Ribs, very fattening). If I thought that I couldn't have them at all I believe that it would be worse. For the most part I eat very healthy foods.
    I have had quite a bit of success since I started MFP October 28.18, but this past year has been an almost 15 pound gain after being in the 130s for 2 years.
    I am into my biggest pair of pants and have no desire to buy bigger pants. I have lots of cute clothes that I was wearing at 130, and at that point I was driving hard to get into the 120s and beyond.

    I love this long length of 100 days, and seeing how each week is going,

    As always, I am open to suggestions. I think most of us have tried everything at this junction.
    Calories in vs. Calories out really should work though.

    I have made a decision to limit restaurant food to 6 times per year since I seem to gain a few pounds each time which could take 3-6 months to get back off from one visit.
    Rolling total so far: 2 out of the 6

    Best of luck to everyone.


    1st week goal weight: 142.2 - Start weight from the last 100 and go from there.
    1st week actual weight: 142.4 - Started the (short) week at 143.4
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 3055, 756.25 average over 4 days, back to work and reflected in my weight loss. The corrected weekly calendar is now on page 2.

    2nd week goal weight: 142.2 or less - Still wanting to get back to the start weight from the previous 100
    2nd week actual weight: 142.6 - Started the week (high) at 145.0 after a restaurant meal of salad and grilled chicken.
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 2553 - Average of 364.7 (had a day in the red)

    3rd week goal weight: 139.2
    3rd week actual weight: 141.0. Started the week at 141.2
    Excess calories burned (in the green): 4913. Average over 7 days 701.85 - I knew that I had burned a lot.

    4th week goal weight: 139.2 - plugging this number in until I hit it - too lofty for this week methinks
    4th week actual weight: 141.0 Started the week at 142.0, 2nd out of 6 restaurant visits for the year.
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP): 5744 - Average over 7 days: 820.57 - Not a typical week, but seemed to have helped with weight loss (as well as not having much time to eat)

    5th week goal weight: 141.0
    5th week actual weight: 141.0 - Started the week at 141.0 - Once every 3 month Ribs consumed for this 100, glad that I got that off in one week.
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP) - 4636 - Average of 662.28 over 7 days

    6th week goal weight 139.8
    6th week actual weight: 143.6 - Started the week at 140.8, crazy weight gain at one point 4.4 pounds
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP: 2892, 413.14 average over 7 days

    Day 40 – Sat April 15 - 144.8 - This was at 2am. The last time that I got up so early I didn't weigh, thinking that I would be going back to bed but didn't. I doubt that this number is very accurate, but I have had 2 glasses of water and 2 coffees since then so won't be weighing again today.
    Day 41 – Sun April 16 - 144.4 - Hoping for a woosh over the next couple of days.
    Day 42 – Mon April 17 - 145.4 - No woosh, gained another pound? Maybe tomorrow. Oh gosh, we are having a snowstorm!!
    Day 43 – Tues April 18 - 145.6 - Well, I went for a job interview and declined it - schedule was until 2am and I just can't do that.
    3 hours later I got a call back from a sports bar that is open 4-9, 6 nights per week. I start tonight! This won't impact my day shift at the Indian restaurant. I will really need to figure out a change for my feeding pattern, I normally don't like to eat dinner until I am home for the night, mostly because I like to eat gassy foods lol. I have been very stressed about how I am going to pay my bills, now I will trade that stress for trying to navigate and learn a new job. Wish that I was slimmer to show up there, but I'm not. Extra steps are in my immediate future. I will concentrate on a few Fitness Marshall songs this morning to unlock all of my joints and muscles. If work at my day job is super quiet like it has been, I will do some more songs there to clear my head and get some endorphins.
    Day 44 – Wed April 19
    Day 45 – Thurs April 20
    Day 46 – Fri April 21

    7th week goal weight - Mini goal of 4 pounds by May 10th would take me to 136.8, seems unrealistic because of last week's gains, but I will plug that number in as a goal each week until I hit it.
    7th week actual weight
    Excess exercise calories burned (in the green on MFP

    Start weight of the 100: 143.4, up 1.2 from the start weight of the previous 100, 142.2
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,954 Member
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    @dawnbgethealthy


    Congrats on the new job! It sounds so perfect!
    In regards to wishing you were smaller going in....... Remember what you USED TO WEIGH? You may not be to goal yet, but Wow, Wow, Wow, you are an average non-obese size now, a normal size, a BEAUTIFUL size and you've worked so hard to get there! Go in tonight with your head held high! I'm So PROUD of you!



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    100 Days of Weighing In ^^^^^ March 07, 2023 through June 14, 2023
    My Name is Donna, Age 62. I am 5’5” tall & I live in Northern Michigan USA

    My mini-challenge is to lose 4 pounds between Easter and my birthday. My Easter morning weigh-in was 188.2. I hope to be at 184.2 by May 10th, 2023.

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


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

    Starting Weight from End of Last Challenge: : 191.2
    Goal This Round: 176.2
    Ending Weight: xxxxx
    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 01-03/07-191.6-(Trend weight 192.9)

    Day 02-03/08-190.6-(Trend weight 192.7)

    Day 03-03/09-192.2-(Trend weight 192.6)

    Day 04-03/10-191.6-(Trend weight 192.5)

    Day 05-03/11-189.2-(Trend weight 192.2)

    Day 06-03/12-189.0-(Trend weight 191.9)

    Day 07-03/13-189.4-(Trend weight 191.6)


    WEEK 1 LOSS OR GAIN: 1.8 lbs LOST
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 1.8 lbs. LOST

    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 08-03/14-187.8-(Trend weight 191.3)

    Day 09-03/15-188.8-(Trend weight 191.0)

    Day 10-03/16-188.8-(Trend weight 190.8)

    Day 11-03/17-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 12-03/18-189.0-(Trend weight 190.7)

    Day 13-03/19-188.2-(Trend weight 190.4)

    Day 14-03/20-188.6-(Trend weight 190.4)


    WEEK 2 LOSS OR GAIN: 0.8 lbs LOST
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 2.6 lbs LOST



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.



    Day 15-03/21-188.6-(Trend weight 190.3)

    Day 16-03/22-188.2-(Trend weight 190.1)

    Day 17-03/23-188.4-(Trend weight 190.0)

    Day 18-03/24-188.0-(Trend weight 189.8)

    Day 19-03/25-187.2-(Trend weight 189.5)

    Day 20-03/26-187.8-(Trend weight 189.3)

    Day 21-03/27-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)



    WEEK 3 LOSS OR GAIN: ????
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: ?????




    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 22-03/28-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 23-03/29-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 24-03/30-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 25-03/31-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 26-04/01-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 27-04/02-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 28-04/03-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    WEEK 4 LOSS OR GAIN: ?????
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: ?????


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 29-04/04-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 30-04/05-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 31-04/06-DNW-(Trend weight DNW)

    Day 32-04/07-190.6-(Trend weight 192.4)

    Day 33-04/08-188.8-(Trend weight 191.6)

    Day 34-04/09-188.2-(Trend weight 191.4)

    Day 35-04/10-191.4-(Trend weight 191.6)

    WEEK 5 LOSS OR GAIN: 3.6 lbs. GAINED (I’m using the weight from my last weekly weight on 3/26/23
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 0.2 lbs. GAINED



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    Day 36-04/11-192.8-(Trend weight 191.8)

    Day 37-04/12-193.2-(Trend weight 192.0)

    Day 38-04/13-192.2-(Trend weight 192.5)

    Day 39-04/14-189.4-(Trend weight 192.2)

    Day 40-04/15-191.0-(Trend weight 192.0)

    Day 41-04/16-187.4-(Trend weight 191.6)

    Day 42-04/17-188.4-(Trend weight 191.3) Well, yesterday was a 3.6 lb Whoosh Loss. Today the body must be adjusting itself because it was a 1 lb gain for no reason. My calories were 1070 and my carbs were 69. I hit all my macros, my glucose was good. However, with the thunderstorms, I got no exercise at all. I decided to just rest a bit and catch up on some paperwork and housework. No TMI x 2 probably is not helping either. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. Interesting though....When I look back over this past week weigh-ins in the pink and blue, I have small blue increases followed by very large pink whooshes several times this week. It's confusing but as I said, interesting.


    WEEK 6 LOSS OR GAIN: 3.0 lb LOSS
    Accumulated Loss or Gain: 2.8 lb LOSS


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 43-04/18-187.8-(Trend weight 190.9) Another small loss which is more like a miracle. I say that because I have been absolutely STARVING ever since I had that (over) 3 pound whoosh the other day. So far I have SUFFERED through it trying EVERYTHING to get the hunger to go away. All the tricks in my bag aren’t working right now. I’ve managed to stay within my limits on calories and have only went slightly over on carbs per day. I hope this passes soon or I’ll need the strength of Samson to keep going without a major binge.

    Day 44-04/19-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 45-04/20-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 46-04/21-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 47-04/22-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 48-04/23-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 49-04/24-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)


    WEEK 7 LOSS OR GAIN:


    Accumulated Loss or Gain:

    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 50-04/25-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)



    Halfway Progress Report: …..Pounds Lost so Far:


    Day 51-04/26-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 52-04/27-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 53-04/28-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 54-04/29-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 55-04/30-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 56-05/01-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)


    WEEK 8 LOSS OR GAIN:
    Accumulated Loss or Gain:


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 57-05/02-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 58-05/03-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 59-05/04-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 60-05/05-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 61-05/06-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 62-05/07-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 63-05/08-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)


    WEEK 9 LOSS OR GAIN:
    Accumulated Loss or Gain:

    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    Day 64-05/09-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 65-05/10-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 66-05/11-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 67-05/12-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 68-05/13-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 69-05/14-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)

    Day 70-05/15-xxxxx-(Trend weight xxxxx)


    WEEK 10 LOSS OR GAIN:
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  • bteri107
    bteri107 Posts: 320 Member
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    @dawnbgethealthy
    Congratulations on your 2nd job! You’ll be getting extra steps in for sure and most importantly, additional income!

    White rice as well as other carbs like pasta and bread really affect me and are triggers that can take me down the unhealthy rabbithole for weeks. On top of that, carbs keep me permanently bloated. Yuck!

    I’ve thought about that a lot…. How Asian people in those countries you mentioned eat white rice daily but remain small. Portion size? I often wonder if the rice they eat – which I assume is mostly grown there and not imported – is less refined (sugar) than what is available to us here.

    The irony is, rice is also a staple here in Hawaii with the local (generational) culture. I grew up eating it daily. It doesn’t matter what’s for dinner, there will be a pot of rice to go with it. White rice goes well with everything! I love it fried, tea and rice together, as a musubi, sushi, all by itself and if I could I’d have it with breakfast, lunch and dinner! :) Sadly, it’s one of the main high carb dishes a lot of us here need to cut out when trying to lose weight. Us locals just eat so dang much of it! :p