Downsizers Team Chat - MAY 2024

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  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,787 Member
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    @megansmartiepants1970
    @megansmartiepants1970 - or do you pull them off my daily posts - if so is it easier in one post?

    4/28 17,458
    4/29 17,549
    4/30 21,124
    5/1 18,729
    5/2 22,880
    5/3 23,175
    5/4 24,930

    it is easier is one post

    Then you can ignore my daily posts - they are just for me to keep me accountable. I'll do one for you at the end of the week. 😁
  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,787 Member
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    JamieS74 wrote: »
    Thursday

    I have been getting our garden beds ready and am going to try growing potatoes this year. I bought 15 gallon cloth pots to try them in. I will try to get them planted this week. I love gardening

    We grew potatoes for the first time last year. Planted them both in the ground and in containers - both were successful. We bought seed potatoes at the nursery AND planted some that we got at the grocery store. Again, both successful. I like the containers better because at harvest time you just had to dump the pot into a wheel barrow and then find them. In the ground you had to dig - not as easy. We had potatoes for months. This year we just did them in containers. Hope you have great success!

  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,787 Member
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    Gardening is a great way to burn calories. I have a silly question. How did you plant the potatoes? Did you cut the eyes off older potatoes and use them? This will be my first time growing potatoes so I am in the process of figuring out how to do it. I am getting the pots that you have a flap to open to get the potatoes out.

    We did them two ways last year. We bought the "seed" potatoes from the nursery and then just put them in the pot as is. We also had the small yukon gold and tri colored potatoes from the grocery store and just put them in the pot. Both worked. This year we had some really old potatoes with the eyes. I read this article on how to plant those - we ended up just cutting the potato into quarters and planted each quarter with eyes up. Hope it works.

    https://www.mightymrs.com/how-to-plant-a-sprouted-potato/

  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,787 Member
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    Sunday

    👣 10,033 steps (My rest day)
    📝 Logged Everything
    🥗 Stayed under my calorie range
    💪 Strength 30 Min
    🧘‍♀️ Pilates 30 Min
    💦 8 glasses of water
    🧂 Under my Sodium Limit
    📖🎮 ME![/color]Read and played on my phone; caught up on American Idol.
    🌷🪻Happy May! 🌷🪻

    Rested a little yesterday, didn't reach my step goal - but way over my 17K average goal. Tonight is bingo night with Mom- going to resist the junk food that is always on the table!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,548 Member
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    What is the weirdest food combination you enjoy?

    Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches ..I ate a lot of them when I was pregnant with both kids
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,548 Member
    edited May 6
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    Please get your steps in as soon as possible so that I can post the results for week 1

    @lindamtuck2018 5/4
    @aactuallyaash 4/28 - 5/4
    @Hotspur11 4/28 - 5/4
    @MommyJeannie 4/28 - 5/4
  • Stacimfit
    Stacimfit Posts: 286 Member
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    Good Morning,

    Weigh in Day: Monday
    PW: 170
    CW: 169

    Steps Challenge:
    4/29- 7,626
    4/30- 13,744
    5/1- 7,152
    5/2- 10,090
    5/3- 13,573
    5/4- 17,733
  • ChickieBoom22
    ChickieBoom22 Posts: 80 Member
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    Hi, Team. I've been traveling with spotty wifi.

    Weigh-in Day: Monday
    PW: 207.2
    CW:207.0

    I went to Barbados with my family. The weather was so lovely. I did pretty good with my food but I did drink quite a lot while I was there. Rum punch and pina coladas. I try to be mindful on vacation without depriving myself of the things that I really want to enjoy.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,548 Member
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    Monday Weigh-ins
    @Hotspur11
    @chickieboom2020


    Tuesday Weigh-in
    @aactuallyaash

    Wednesday Weigh-in
    @myndieet
    @lovethyneighbor
    @iLive2Walk

  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,787 Member
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    What is the weirdest food combination you enjoy?

    Beer and Donuts - I know not good for weight loss.

  • myhands4God
    myhands4God Posts: 128 Member
    edited May 6
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    Would the following people post your steps please ....
    @lindamtuck2018 5/4
    @aactuallyaash 4/28 -5/4
    @Hotspur11 4/28 - 5/4
    @MommieJeannie 4/28 - 5/4









    @Megan_smartiepants1970 did you get my steps and weight yesterday?

    I got both.. thank you for posting :)
  • itladyee
    itladyee Posts: 4,285 Member
    edited May 6
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    Motto:
    🏋🏾‍♀️ Don't think, just do it!!
    Eat well 🥗to Live Well 🚢✈️🧳
    H2O - Make it Flow 💦💦💦

    Daily Goals for May
    1. Calories @1650 and protein 150g.
    2. Limit Wine to the weekend, if at all.
    3. Water - Minimum of 80 ounces
    4. Exercise 6 days a week (core/strength train/cardio)
    5. Consistently hit 10k steps - Goal 20+ days.
    6. Daily reads or audible.
    7. Post work out snack
    Recap: Considering reducing calories this week from 1650 to 1350...just to see and hopefully move the needle.


    - THOUGHTS: “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” —Jim Rohn

    What will it be???

    Step Challenge - Goal 8500
    ST = Moderate
    5/5 3,721
    5/6
    5/7
    5/8
    5/9
    5/10
    5/11

    One color ......everything?
    I'm thinking a light gray.

    Food combo.....
    I'm pretty basic so nothing really weird.
    When I was growing up, we used to get Jay's onion and garlic potato chips and mix them with okey-doke cheddar cheese popcorn. It was so good!! I'd do it again today if I could find the chips!

    @slimmersixties ~ I'm committed to being 208 by July 1. That's 10lbs. 5 for the remainder of May and another 5 in June. Very reasonable and doable!!

    @Chickieboom22 ~ Welcome back from Barbados. Hey, you lost while being on vacation!!! Kudos to you.


    Weigh in Day: Saturday
    Starting - 223.6 (12/29/2023)
    Ending January - 215.8 (7.8)
    Ending February - 216.4 (+0.6/7.2)
    Ending March - 218.4 (+2.0/5.2)
    Ending April = 216.0 (3.2/7.6)
    April
    5/4 218
    5/11
    5/18
    5/25
    Total Loss for month .0 Total loss 7.6
  • Hotspur11
    Hotspur11 Posts: 2,667 Member
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    Hotspurs

    PW: 87.3
    CW: 86

    Steps
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  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 815 Member
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    itladyee wrote: »
    Motto:
    🏋🏾‍♀️ Don't think, just do it!!
    Eat well 🥗to Live Well 🚢✈️🧳
    H2O - Make it Flow 💦💦💦

    Daily Goals for May
    1. Calories @1650 and protein 150g.
    2. Limit Wine to the weekend, if at all.
    3. Water - Minimum of 80 ounces
    4. Exercise 6 days a week (core/strength train/cardio)
    5. Consistently hit 10k steps - Goal 20+ days.
    6. Daily reads or audible.
    7. Post work out snack
    Recap: Considering reducing calories this week from 1650 to 1350...just to see and hopefully move the needle.


    - THOUGHTS: “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” —Jim Rohn

    What will it be???

    Step Challenge - Goal 8500
    ST = Moderate
    5/5 3,721
    5/6
    5/7
    5/8
    5/9
    5/10
    5/11

    One color ......everything?
    I'm thinking a light gray.

    Food combo.....
    I'm pretty basic so nothing really weird.
    When I was growing up, we used to get Jay's onion and garlic potato chips and mix them with okey-doke cheddar cheese popcorn. It was so good!! I'd do it again today if I could find the chips!

    @slimmersixties ~ I'm committed to being 208 by July 1. That's 10lbs. 5 for the remainder of May and another 5 in June. Very reasonable and doable!!

    @Chickieboom22 ~ Welcome back from Barbados. Hey, you lost while being on vacation!!! Kudos to you.


    Weigh in Day: Saturday
    Starting - 223.6 (12/29/2023)
    Ending January - 215.8 (7.8)
    Ending February - 216.4 (+0.6/7.2)
    Ending March - 218.4 (+2.0/5.2)
    Ending April = 216.0 (3.2/7.6)
    April
    5/4 218
    5/11
    5/18
    5/25
    Total Loss for month .0 Total loss 7.6

    Fantastic I'll add you to the challenge!
  • iLive2Walk
    iLive2Walk Posts: 3,787 Member
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    Monday

    👣 20,460 steps (My rest day)
    📝 Logged Everything
    🥗 Stayed under my calorie range
    💪 Strength 30 Min
    🧘‍♀️ Pilates 15 Min
    💦 8 glasses of water
    🧂 Under my Sodium Limit
    📖🎮 ME![/color]Read and played on my phone; bingo with family

    🌷🪻Happy May! 🌷🪻

    Bingo night with Mom, always a good time; noone won. I can never resist the junk that is on the table - I left some extra calories to my day just in case - but someday hope I will have power to resist it.

  • Stacimfit
    Stacimfit Posts: 286 Member
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    @Slimmersixties I am all in for the summer challenge!! I'm committed to being 159lbs by July 1. So I'll have to lose 10lbs by then! I will have to really put in some effort but will try my best!!
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,548 Member
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    Which do you prefer... Coffee or Tea?
    I prefer coffee :)
  • myhands4God
    myhands4God Posts: 128 Member
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    Which do you prefer... Coffee or Tea?
    I prefer coffee :)

    I love both! I enjoy my coffee in the morning and then I enjoy a relaxing cup of sleepy time at night. When it is hot in the summer my go to is unsweet tea when I am not drinking water.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 40,548 Member
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    TUESDAY WEIGH-IN
    @aactuallyaash

    WEDNESDAY WEIGH-INS
    @myndieet
    @lovethyneighbor
    @iLive2Walk

    THURSDAY WEIGH-INS
    @NachDeezy
    @aneedlecraft
    @JamieS74
  • Slimmersixties
    Slimmersixties Posts: 815 Member
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    @Slimmersixties I am all in for the summer challenge!! I'm committed to being 159lbs by July 1. So I'll have to lose 10lbs by then! I will have to really put in some effort but will try my best!!

    Brilliant in sure you can do it
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