JUNE W.I.S.H. Challenge - Looking Ahead

Summer2018

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Even though today is supposed to be Topic Tuesday and not Motivation Monday, today I am feeling more motivated than yesterday. I feel ready to take on this extra weight that I have been carrying around for too long. I guess it's okay to have days like yesterday as long as you have more days like today.:sunny:
 
  • Oneanne

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    For me June flew by. I had settled in to the furlough routine, and coming back to work June 5th really threw me off kilter.

    I haven't reached either of my goals for the month - losing 5 pounds or walking 100 miles. As of this morning I am the same weight I was when the month started, at least I didn't put any weight on.

    For July I really want to enjoy summer and the long days we get this time of year. I want to get back on to the routine I started while on furlough of reading, mediating and walking on a regular basis. I'll continue to do my Sunday drives, so that I'm out exploring and seeing different things.

    This past week we've had employees at three neighborhood businesses that serve the public test positive, none are places I go to but it is a reminder to be vigilant and intentional about where I go. All were places actively following guidelines, so hopefully none of them trigger clusters.
     
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  • Zhoen

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    I can't remember if you are following a specific eating style? Are your healthy fats just part of the meal e.g. what it is cooked in - olive oil, coconut oil or including avocado with a meal? And yes we don't want to add calories just for the sake of it - and mostly we are told to listen to our bodies to not to overeat and ignore that full signal. Including those good fats will make you feel satisfied longer and decrease your appetite. I'm not sure I have a clear suggestion except t to think of the fat intake that you may have in each meal that way it is included and not seen as an extra thing to have to eat. Are you saying that you are hitting significantly below recommended calorie intake for healthy weight loss, so that it stalls? Or just that you are struggling with calories in general? For example I know that with my eating style my food calorie count can look high due to fat intake - but overall it helps to stem hunger and indulge in bad snacking (well most days! - the last 2 days I have felt snacky for some reason - partly not sticking to that good ratio with my meals and I also think partly hormonal!)
    I track in sparkpeople, and I *TRY* to follow the USDA RDAs... which my husband never stops telling me are entirely politicized, but it's better than nothing. My problem is that I when I get really into it, I can get all my micros and macros in under 1000 calories... which most will say is not enough and puts you into starvation/plateau mode... but then I feel guilty eating "extra" when I've already checked all the boxes... and if I eat junk just because I can, well, that can send me off on a sugar spree... or worse the "I've been good for days, one bad day won't count" merry-go-round. :rolleyes1

    A lonnnnggg time ago, I did WW points (about 3 or 4 changes ago, I think!) I liked the way they did that where you had a certain number of points per day, plus a weekly allowance you could use-or-not-use... but the more recent versions never really clicked for me.

    I guess for now I'm just trying to figure out what calorie range works for me... it's definitely getting different as I get older...

    As for "month-in-review..." Hmm...
    The scale was lower yesterday than at the beginning of the month... clothes don't seem to be fitting any better yet :( I haven't established an exercise routine yet (very hot outside. Our mall has reopened, but only limited hours, so still no pre-opening mall walking :( I did get in a walk today... sort of unintentionally... I wanted to beachcomb for shells at a park near here, so I did that at low tide this morning... well, it's kind of a walk from the parking lot down to the water, then a decent length of shoreline, so overall it was probably at least 2 miles.

    Still it was a good month, we got the bunny! :)
     

    Summer2018

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    This month was A LOT. I was still teaching online for the majority of it, then cleaning up my classroom and doing end of the year paperwork. I've been dealing with my dental situation since the beginning of the month, and I have been miserable from the side effects of the antibiotics and now the second thrush medication. I have felt pretty lousy all month. Needless to say, I have only maintained my weight loss, and haven't made any progress regarding weight loss. I have incorporated indoor exercise into most of my days when not feeling horrible. I have walked on the beach a handful of times basically because people REFUSE to wear masks.

    I look forward to July really feeling like summer vacation. I don't see the oral surgeon until mid-July, so I will have at least two weeks that I might feel pretty good. After that, who knows? So, for the next two weeks, I plan on really sticking to Noom.
     

    MickeyMom76

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    What a month. School year ended, summer began. But it’s all different. And getting used to a different routine. My weight is up overall, each week fluctuating a little throughout the week. But it’s time to get serious about the eating. Tomorrow is July 1...my kids official birthday. The day they go take their permit test. I started logging on MyFitnessPal again. Hoping to continue that and make it more of a habit than a chore.
     
  • 4Mickeys

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    I track in sparkpeople, and I *TRY* to follow the USDA RDAs... which my husband never stops telling me are entirely politicized, but it's better than nothing. My problem is that I when I get really into it, I can get all my micros and macros in under 1000 calories... which most will say is not enough and puts you into starvation/plateau mode... but then I feel guilty eating "extra" when I've already checked all the boxes... and if I eat junk just because I can, well, that can send me off on a sugar spree... or worse the "I've been good for days, one bad day won't count" merry-go-round. :rolleyes1

    A lonnnnggg time ago, I did WW points (about 3 or 4 changes ago, I think!) I liked the way they did that where you had a certain number of points per day, plus a weekly allowance you could use-or-not-use... but the more recent versions never really clicked for me.

    I guess for now I'm just trying to figure out what calorie range works for me... it's definitely getting different as I get older...
    I kind of agree with your DH after doing lots of research and watching documentaries. Finding a good calorie range that helps us lose weight healthily is a challenge and aging with the hormonal changes that go along with it are HUGE in all of it. Do you feel like you have his a plateau with your loss - keeping in mind the less activity you have been doing lately - which might also be affecting how many calories you need. Sorry no big solutions here but I can understand that feeling of being lost in what to do about the food.
     

    4Mickeys

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    I went back to look for my June goal - and turns out I didn't really set a specific one! But I am feeling good about June - I have improved on my eating (although there is definitely room for more improvement!), I have cut WAY back on chocolate and soft drink, I am doing IF most days with a 15-16 hour overnight fast, I have checked my blood sugar daily, I have walked 107.48 Km (67 Miles) or 137,123 steps. Wow no wonder I am a little tired lol
     

    PollyannaMom

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    How about for TOPIC TUESDAY we recap how June went for us, how we did with our goals (if we had any), and what we're looking forward to in July.
    My goals this month are to continue sticking to my exercise routine and to replace some TV time with more creative activities.
    i had to look back at my goals. I maintained my exercise well during the first part of the month, but fell off at the end. I did up the creative stuff and do a little better with screen time.

    i've actually lost a couple of pounds, but I’m afraid it's more stress-related than exercise-related. I lose my appetite when I’m upset, and it was a rough end to the month, between the eye thing I wrote about and (yesterday) my first dental appointment in the era of covid precautions.

    The appointment was surreal! I mean my hygienist used to be geared up pretty good to begin with - face shield and stuff, but now she's completely covered in blue paper coveralls, booties, the works. I wouldn’t have recognized her without hearing her voice. Even rinsing was limited. On top of all that, my dentist retired, and I had to see a new partner. He seems like a nice enough person, but his treatment style is way more aggressive than the one who retired, and I'm not as comfortable. It doesn’t help that in all that gear, I don’t even feel like I properly met him. 🙁

    What I want most for July is a sense of normalcy - even if that's “boring” at-home normalcy. I just want less stress!
     

    Summer2018

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    i had to look back at my goals. I maintained my exercise well during the first part of the month, but fell off at the end. I did up the creative stuff and do a little better with screen time.

    i've actually lost a couple of pounds, but I’m afraid it's more stress-related than exercise-related. I lose my appetite when I’m upset, and it was a rough end to the month, between the eye thing I wrote about and (yesterday) my first dental appointment in the era of covid precautions.

    The appointment was surreal! I mean my hygienist used to be geared up pretty good to begin with - face shield and stuff, but now she's completely covered in blue paper coveralls, booties, the works. I wouldn’t have recognized her without hearing her voice. Even rinsing was limited. On top of all that, my dentist retired, and I had to see a new partner. He seems like a nice enough person, but his treatment style is way more aggressive than the one who retired, and I'm not as comfortable. It doesn’t help that in all that gear, I don’t even feel like I properly met him. 🙁

    What I want most for July is a sense of normalcy - even if that's “boring” at-home normalcy. I just want less stress!
    :hug: I'm so sorry for your stress. It is so hard when you are comfortable with a dentist, doctor, etc., and then they retire.

    I have a terrible phobia for the dentist. Always have. When I got married, I switched to my DH's dentist, who was a calm and kind friend of the family. I liked the hygienist, and she always talked about her trips to WDW which helped lol. Then he retired. When he told me in his office that this would be our last appointment, I burst into tears. He looked pretty shocked, but it took me my entire life of traumatic experiences to find a dentist and hygienist that made me feel safe. I went to his dentist who he referred all his patients to. He turned out to be awesome. Then in October, he was arrested for being a PEDOPHILE and a DRUG ADDICT. Can you imagine?! I can't access any of my dental records because his office just shut down one day. It took several months to find another dentist who took our insurance and had a good reputation. That's who I'm seeing now. Our first meeting on June 3rd was as bizarre as yours...it looked like I was in an infectious disease ward about to have surgery. By the way, during the last couple of years, my gastroenterologist relocated to Montana to ski full time; my asthma specialist moved to Israel with her DH; and my GYN retired right before Covid happened. That one is the saddest of all. She delivered DD, and DD had been going to her as well for 4 years and loved her. My primary care doctor is still around, but I hate her, so there's that...
     
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