Downsizers Team Chat - DECEMBER 2023

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  • prodigal6766
    prodigal6766 Posts: 123 Member
    edited December 2023
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    @prodigal6766

    Saturday weigh-in

    PW: 269 lbs
    CW: 266 lbs

  • prodigal6766
    prodigal6766 Posts: 123 Member
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    At some point we should be logging our lean body mass as well.
  • NouveauRee
    NouveauRee Posts: 510 Member
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    @lindamtuck2018
    PW 174.6
    CW 175.8

    Bummed but not surprised. Feeling very out of control. Triggers everywhere!

    Thanks for the recommendation @itladyee Downloaded the audiobook Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating. I have an hour commute to/from work so will start listening Tuesday. Hope it helps with finding that something that just clicks.

    Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays🎄🎅🎁
  • Learningmoments
    Learningmoments Posts: 779 Member
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    MFP User Name - Learningmoments
    Commitment for Week -50 000
    Tracking Type - Steps


    Sunday -2795
    Monday -2636
    Tuesday -3349
    Wednesday-5789
    Thursday-2453
    Friday -10408
    Saturday -2291
    Total -29721
  • jessicakrall8
    jessicakrall8 Posts: 5,224 Member
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    The December Week 4 Group Challenge is open and ready to begin on Sunday, Dec 24th. Please join us for the Sharing is Caring Challenge. Here's your link:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10905561/december-week-4-group-challenge-sharing-is-caring-challenge/p1?new=1

    Hope you'll join us this week!
    Jessica :blush:
  • itladyee
    itladyee Posts: 4,356 Member
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    @NouveauRee ~ I haven't started yet and think I will target January 3 to get it going (I'll be on vacation prior).

    I made cookies today at the request of my husband....BUT.. I didn't make my favorites ( a Plus). I did try two new recipes ....one at oatmeal cookie recipe. Very sensitive as half burnt (a good thing), the ones that survived are good. I also made this peanut butter chocolate bar....(still chilling). The oatmeal cookies will be my challenge, the others...I can pass.
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 822 Member
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    Slimmer sixties
    Friday weight in

    Start weight 276lb August 2021

    Pw 177.5lb
    Cw 176 lb

    I've done it. 100lb lost. I'll be honest and tell you I've cheated to get to goal this week🤣🤣
    I was really naughty and have eaten virtually nothing for 2 days, just too get to goal!
    Thank you everyone for your support, especially Linda! Couldn't have got there without you.
    I'm actually lighter than i want to be ... my maintenance is going to be around 185lb so I'm really looking forward to having a few drinks (no alcohol for the last 3 months) and eating a bit more before starting maintenance in January xx


    I am so proud of you. You know you helped me also. The Christmas weight loss challenge was a big motivator. Just watch you on your journey has really helped me. I will be turning 60 in June. Your drive to be healthy by 60 inspired me. I am glad to have a maintenance buddy.

    I will get you moved to maintenance for the January challenge. Give me a maintenance range. I need a low and high range. Mine is 157 to 163.

    Thanks Linda, don't be to hasty too move me to maintenance! I can put 20lb on in the blink of an eye🤣🤣 Will probably be back to "need to lose some weight" by 1st January!!
    My maintenance range is going to be 183 to 189lb. 190 being me alarm weight when i know things are getting out of control!

    You’re not going to base your range around your goal weight? We will move you back to weight loss if you are over the top of the maintenance range 2 weeks in a row. I like that rule because it helps if those of us in maintenance stay in our range. We can make adjustments to that range at anytime if we need. I may lower mine depending on what my weight is at the beginning of the January challenge. I am going to talk to my family doctor again because the pain specialist thinks losing another 10 pounds will be beneficial to my chronic pain. I think my family doctor can be over cautious.

    My goal weight was silly! I just got it into my head that i wanted to lose 100lb and i did. But i ve realised that 176lb is not a good weight for me. Sounds ridiculous but I've had people asking me if I'm anorexic🤣 Im also reintroducing carbs to my diet and i know from experience i will instantly gain 7lb of water weight. 185lb feels like a very comfortable weight for me, more realistic, sustainable and still the lightest I've ever been as an adult! Not bad for 60 years old!!
  • Hotspur11
    Hotspur11 Posts: 2,667 Member
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    Hi all, I'm away for the next 2 weeks on a cruise, so won't be online, but I'll catch up with you all on the 8/1/2024!
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 822 Member
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    CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

    Congratulations to everyone who gifted themselves a weight loss for Christmas. Regardless of if your goals were achieved down is down :) Hope you all enjoy a lighter Christmas!!
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  • liketoyak
    liketoyak Posts: 187 Member
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    Weigh-in day Friday, December 22

    SW-304
    PW-288.6
    CW-290.0

    Too many treats this week and a lot of dishes with salt. Next week here we come!
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,580 Member
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    iLive2Walk wrote: »
    Question:

    This question is more for my own curiosity. For those celebrating the holidays, do you log everything on the days you celebrate or do you not log?



    No logging for me - nothing to use to weigh my food - don't know what is in the recipes. I just will enjoy the days and get back to it on Tuesday.

    This is my thoughts also. I have absolutely no clue how many calories are in some of the foods we will be eating the next 2 days. I will be mindful but I will eat, drink and be merry.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,580 Member
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    @prodigal6766

    Saturday weigh-in

    PW: 269 lbs
    CW: 266 lbs

    Fantastic loss! As for lean muscle mass I don’t trust my scales reading but you can report yours. I would love to go for a scan sometime to see my readings.

    NouveauRee wrote: »
    @lindamtuck2018
    PW 174.6
    CW 175.8

    Bummed but not surprised. Feeling very out of control. Triggers everywhere!

    Thanks for the recommendation @itladyee Downloaded the audiobook Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating. I have an hour commute to/from work so will start listening Tuesday. Hope it helps with finding that something that just clicks.

    Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays🎄🎅🎁

    Just try to be mindful the next few days. We can all get back on track Tuesday.
    itladyee wrote: »
    @NouveauRee ~ I haven't started yet and think I will target January 3 to get it going (I'll be on vacation prior).

    I made cookies today at the request of my husband....BUT.. I didn't make my favorites ( a Plus). I did try two new recipes ....one at oatmeal cookie recipe. Very sensitive as half burnt (a good thing), the ones that survived are good. I also made this peanut butter chocolate bar....(still chilling). The oatmeal cookies will be my challenge, the others...I can pass.

    I am so glad I am a terrible baker. I don’t even own a hand mixer though one of these days I should get one. My friend makes chocolate peanut butter balls and they are to die for so I probably would have a hard time staying away from your peanut butter chocolate bar.
    Hotspur11 wrote: »
    Hi all, I'm away for the next 2 weeks on a cruise, so won't be online, but I'll catch up with you all on the 8/1/2024!

    Enjoy! Where are you going on a cruise?
    liketoyak wrote: »
    Weigh-in day Friday, December 22

    SW-304
    PW-288.6
    CW-290.0

    Too many treats this week and a lot of dishes with salt. Next week here we come!
    Just a few days and the Christmas temptations will be gone.

  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,580 Member
    edited December 2023
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    Slimmer sixties
    Friday weight in

    Start weight 276lb August 2021

    Pw 177.5lb
    Cw 176 lb

    I've done it. 100lb lost. I'll be honest and tell you I've cheated to get to goal this week🤣🤣
    I was really naughty and have eaten virtually nothing for 2 days, just too get to goal!
    Thank you everyone for your support, especially Linda! Couldn't have got there without you.
    I'm actually lighter than i want to be ... my maintenance is going to be around 185lb so I'm really looking forward to having a few drinks (no alcohol for the last 3 months) and eating a bit more before starting maintenance in January xx


    I am so proud of you. You know you helped me also. The Christmas weight loss challenge was a big motivator. Just watch you on your journey has really helped me. I will be turning 60 in June. Your drive to be healthy by 60 inspired me. I am glad to have a maintenance buddy.

    I will get you moved to maintenance for the January challenge. Give me a maintenance range. I need a low and high range. Mine is 157 to 163.

    Thanks Linda, don't be to hasty too move me to maintenance! I can put 20lb on in the blink of an eye🤣🤣 Will probably be back to "need to lose some weight" by 1st January!!
    My maintenance range is going to be 183 to 189lb. 190 being me alarm weight when i know things are getting out of control!

    You’re not going to base your range around your goal weight? We will move you back to weight loss if you are over the top of the maintenance range 2 weeks in a row. I like that rule because it helps if those of us in maintenance stay in our range. We can make adjustments to that range at anytime if we need. I may lower mine depending on what my weight is at the beginning of the January challenge. I am going to talk to my family doctor again because the pain specialist thinks losing another 10 pounds will be beneficial to my chronic pain. I think my family doctor can be over cautious.

    My goal weight was silly! I just got it into my head that i wanted to lose 100lb and i did. But i ve realised that 176lb is not a good weight for me. Sounds ridiculous but I've had people asking me if I'm anorexic🤣 Im also reintroducing carbs to my diet and i know from experience i will instantly gain 7lb of water weight. 185lb feels like a very comfortable weight for me, more realistic, sustainable and still the lightest I've ever been as an adult! Not bad for 60 years old!!

    We have to pick a weight that’s comfortable for ourselves individually. I think the first month or two of maintenance is figuring out the exactly where we need to be. You proved to yourself that you could lose the 100 pounds. Realizing that it was not a comfortable weight for you is a big win. I think for myself if I tried to maintain a weight that is too low, I would be setting myself up for failure. Let me know when you want to move to maintenance.
  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,580 Member
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    Steps: 5,257
    Rings:❌
    Daily walk:❌

    I will be back to my walks and swimming next week. While I have done any intentional walks the last two days, I did move a lot. I just have a few stocking stuffers to wrap and pick up my baked goods at the bakery. Tonight is my favourite part of Christmas. We do finger foods and games at my daughters. Going a bit later as my daughter got off night shift at 7 this morning.

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  • lindamtuck2018
    lindamtuck2018 Posts: 9,580 Member
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    Anyone know why I can’t select the size of images anymore? Not sure if it’s an iPad or a MFP thing.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,991 Member
    edited December 2023
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    Hotspur11 wrote: »
    Hi all, I'm away for the next 2 weeks on a cruise, so won't be online, but I'll catch up with you all on the 8/1/2024!

    enjoy your cruise :)

    I will excuse you from the step challenge while you are away
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,991 Member
    edited December 2023
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    Here is my Sunday reminder of the people's steps I need for December Week 3 .. Please have your steps in no later than Tuesday the 26th.. Thank you for your cooperation :)


    @Mama530 12/17 - 12/23
    @RoblinB 12/17 - 12/23
    @laquita606 12/17 - 12/23
    @Slimmersixties 12/18 - 12/23






  • minstrelofsarcasm
    minstrelofsarcasm Posts: 2,328 Member
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    A Quick Note: It's so easy to be discouraged by the number on the scale this time of year, but remember that our bodies are doing everything they can to keep us alive. It takes in more water to process excess salt and sugars, needs time to grow new muscle, doesn't work as effectively when stressed or sick... grant yourself some grace, grant your body some grace, and know that a few bad decisions will not undo months and months and months of progress.

    You're doing better than you think. Happy Holidays!


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  • cormierannie
    cormierannie Posts: 4,724 Member
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    Weigh in day Sunday
    PW: 132 pounds
    CW: 132 pounds
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