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Old 06-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Robin, I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:37 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Good morning, everyone!

Two questions, Libby: 1) Could the weight fluctuation be due to water weight? And 2) is under 1000 calories enough to fuel your body's basic needs?

Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain adequate daily hydration: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1407, 1363, 1381, 1397, 1477
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 1023, 932, 989, 1086, 1184
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 19, 19, 18, 17, 16 <--- barely hanging on for blue...
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: M=Tai Chi/Yoga, T=Taiko Class, W=Navrai, Th=Yoga Class, F=rest... (4/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Was faced with the fiber issue again yesterday. It was not a particularly "healthy food" day (but we all need those). By the end of the day, I'd only had about 10g fiber, which would have dragged my average under 16. That would mess up my blue, and we can't have that . Given the choice, I decided to maintain the blue by having a snack to boost the fiber. Sadly, that also upped the calories and sodium, so now those two are closer to the edge than they were. /sigh this is such a balancing act!

Gasp! I just realized that I forgot a food, thus I have NOT logged everything. I need a moment to go re-configure the day. I hope hope hope I'm still all blue after that!!! Back in a sec... Edited: added in the extra food (upped the calories and sodium but not fiber -- figures). Still all blue. Whew!

Today, we rebound. Gotta get things back on track.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I just completed my 4th workout for the week and if I walk tomorrow I will make my 10k goal. Yipee. I really don't know how many calories I should be eating to lose weight. I think in general short people have a harder time losing weight. I am 59 years old and my metabolism is getting slower and slower. If any one knows where I can get some advice on this let me know.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I just completed my 4th workout for the week and if I walk tomorrow I will make my 10k goal. Yipee.
Fantastic, Libby!!!

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I really don't know how many calories I should be eating to lose weight. I think in general short people have a harder time losing weight. I am 59 years old and my metabolism is getting slower and slower. If any one knows where I can get some advice on this let me know.
Carolynn wrote up a nice post a while back on how to use Fitday to determine how many calories you need. Here's a link to that thread ---> Completely Confused. Hope that helps! And, of course, if you have more questions, ask away!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Thanks for your kind words, Libby, Epixi and Jenn.

Libby, if you are up after one day at 1200 cals that is water weight. There's no way you could gain there (short or no lol). It is hard to know the right number of calories to eat to lose and everyone is different. It's kinda trial and error. But consistently eating under 1000 cals is likely to backfire.

It's wonderful about the walking. You will feel so much better. You may need to boost your metabolism a bit and the best way to do that is add some muscle.

How many days have you been cutting calories? How much do you expect to lose? Are you expecting to lose everyday? For me, after a quick initial loss, I slowed down to 2-4 pounds a month. It was either be ok with that or do something drastic. I'm in it for the long haul so I guess I'm ok with that.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #86 (permalink)
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My stats for the week:
May 27/wgt 186 cal.1096 ex 2.2k
May 28/wgt 185.3 cal.802 ex 1.56k
May 29/wgt 184.9 cal. 893 ex 1.71k
May 30/wgt 183.6 cal. 548 dog ate my supper ex no
May 31/wgt 182.5 cal. 1225 ex no
June 1/wgt 183 cal. 1045 ex 1.8k
June 2/ wgt 183.5
Now that I see this I could eat more if I exercise more.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Hello all! I have began the journey to health almost five weeks ago. I would like to join this group if it is ok. I log everything that I consume daily. I also try to keep a written journal of my feelings in the mood section, but I manage to only do it 3 or 4 times a week. I can't begin tomorrow, because I am afraid I won't have time tomorrow (2 kids baseball games and work 10 hours).

Goals for the week:
  • keep calories at a min. of 1,200 and max. of 1,400
  • Walk 15 minutes at night
  • Drink 6 glasses of water at the min.
  • Log in everything I put into my mouth and mood

Weight Progress

*Joined April 28, 2013, beginning of my health journey; LOTS TO LOSE
*May 4: -5 pounds
*May 9: -10 pounds
*May 16: -13 pounds
*May 23: -15 pounds
*May 26: -16 pounds
*June 3: -21 pounds
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Goals for the Week:
  • Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain adequate daily hydration: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 1200-1550 calories: 1407, 1363, 1381, 1397, 1477, 1509
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average between 800-1300mg sodium: 1023, 932, 989, 1086, 1184, 1200
  • Maintain a 7-day rolling average of at least 16g fiber: 19, 19, 18, 17, 16, 18
  • Some sort of physical activity 4x during the week: M=Tai Chi/Yoga, T=Taiko Class, W=Navrai, Th=Yoga Class, F=rest, Sa=Tai Chi... (5/4)
  • Study every day: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

Tomorrow is Monday, my official, recordable weigh-in day. Since I weigh every day, I know what to expect. No surprises. At best, I'll remain at 16.5, and that's only if I'm lucky enough to catch a low bounce. In other words, since the end of April, I will have lost a net 1.5 pounds . Given that I've been "good", that doesn't feel particularly "lucky" to me.

I'm not looking forward to it.
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  • Status as of July 15 = 20.5 pounds released (even though this body is quite reluctant to give them up)
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Welcome R'Soul: Of course it's okay to join! Twenty pounds in a month is great progress, unfortunately, it generally gets harder as thing go along.
I also log everything I consume daily, been doing that for over a year. But I never log my moods, because I'm always grumpy.

Hope to see more of you in the future.

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Old 06-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #90 (permalink)
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  • Calories Avg. < 1400 /day: 2271, 862, 1171, 1173, 2210, 2128
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 259, 184. 141, 148, 124, 211
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 2, 1, 1, 0, 3, 3.5
  • Protein > 50 g / day: 97, 73, 62, 57, 66, 99
  • Sugar < 50 g / day: 56, 30, 78, 54, 64, 43
  • Workout > 150 min/wk: 0, 60, 15, 60, 10, 0
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