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Old 04-30-2021, 08:49 PM   #1  
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Default Master the minis: May 2021 Daily Check-in & Accountability Thread

to the May 2021 daily weigh-in/check-in. ALL our welcome to this thread. Here you will find support, encouragement, and endless kindness.

Here you can:
~track your weight daily, weekly or however you'd like ... but do check in
~keep track of what you eat or didn't eat
~keep track of your water intake or lack of
~keep track of your exercise/other goals
~vent, rant ... express yourself or just chit-chat

As we are now into the second month of spring, it's a good time for an accountability check to see where we're at in terms of our progress. Progress can mean different things to different people. From my own experience, how I label and apply progress to my own experience often leads to a positive or negative perspective of myself. I unwittingly turn my "progress" into a moral judgement. Do you find you do the same?

Maybe one of the challenges in assessing our individual progress is that we're looking for something big, or at least to move the needle (don't just mean scale) similarly, at the same pace every day. When we don't, it's a disappointment. When we do, we've won. Yay me! What gets lost in the process are the "minis". By minis I mean the small incremental goals, strides, accomplishments that each of us experience every day. Every single one of us have accomplished big goals or completed a big project sometime in our life. That didn't happen overnight. Are you married, raising/raised children, have a significant other? Great! Your world is full of minis; relationships are hard! Is your goal to drink 64 ounces of water daily but today you only drank 16? Perfect--celebrate those 16 and then raise a glass to yourself with another 8. Wanted to clean the whole house but only managed the bathroom? Trust me, everyone appreciates a clean bathroom. Minis are as varied as the folks reading this post.

Whether you are just beginning your journey or are a long time traveler, for the next 31 glorious days of May, let's spend some time tracking and acknowledging the minis of our progress. It's been a tough, sad, and scary year. Let's find and celebrate the best of who we are and the others who grace our life.

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Old 05-01-2021, 07:11 AM   #2  
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curvynotlumpy thank you for starting this thread again this month. And your words really spoke to me and reminded me how I am constantly teetering on the edge of the all-or-nothing mentality and I have to tell myself every day that just because I didn’t exercise that day or didn’t keep to my eating plan, it doesn’t mean my entire day was a wash. I have to find the positive mini wins in each day.

Though April left me disappointed in myself, I did complete a Fitness Blender program (took me 8 weeks to get through it instead of 4, but I did it) and I ended the month with a 1000-calorie workout, keeping up with my goal of completing one each month this year. Those are mini wins. My goals this month will be to re-focus on eating on plan and gaining back consistency in working out. I also am dealing with work-related social anxiety, so I have to work on that as well. Lofty goals but I can do it.

Have a wonderful month of May everyone!
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Happy May everyone!
Curvy Thanks as always for starting our thread each month. Your words are always inspiring. I agree we need to focus on our small wins or minis!
Martine You are exercising like a champ! I am impressed as always by the amount of activity you do!
William Once again I am so proud of all you've done. 115 pounds is amazing!!

My first May goal is 50 pounds. As of today I am .8 away. A tiny .8!! I hope to make by next Sunday. It will be my Mother's Day gift for myself. LOL I plan to walk more since the weather has been awesome lately.
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Hello BFF's! What the he k happened to April? Time is just rushing by.
Curv, I had to read the opening several times. Its a really good one for introspection! My mind would wander to all the small steps that equal a lifetime. How we are a product of our decisions, some big, some small. I'm down with the Minnis you know I'm down!
Martine, 🙋😊 hi friend, our journey continues, yes? I hope you are super great and now with the warming weather, outdoor opportunities await! So, I love how exercise makes me feel, especially that warm feeling after. However, I just have a hard time enjoying it. I try to incorporate fun activities, and try to remember its not about burning calories. Either way, the effects are enormous and I will force myself every time if I must! I'm really getting fit and handsome I might add.lol
L&L oh man, when I think about how much I've lost its amazing, I'm trying to set small goals "Minnis" without an ultimate goal. This is all uncharted and unexplored territory for me. One thing I can hold on to is my new found trust in my body. When I started I was so pissed at my physical self. I felt betrayed and at odds with my bodies demands. I feel like I can trust in the process now. I know if I've been under calories and the weight on the scale makes for a no bs assessment of wherein am at. I thinks this might be an April theme, but I struggled to hit goal at all I was 287 this morning and that's pretty close to right. I have lofty Minnis this month though!

So, I have outgrown ALL my cloths. They are just way to big. Like even my smallest stuff is way, way to big. Its a happy thing, but I'm looking at a large replacement cost. What do you guys do with big cloths? I have started buying cloths again and even some new cloths are to big. I don't want baggy cloths no more. Tight jeans and tucked in shirts are very nice. I always thought I would be good looking thin. I really am lol, lmao! I was with friends at the bar and I could not believe our reflections in the mirror. Who is that guy? This summer will be absolutely, positively the most bestest ever!
I was invited to the most exciting, exclusive, kick off event of the summer! Its a wine mixer where the events for the year will be revealed. Its all a little fancy for my country but, but my date is so excited she can't stand it. It should be amazing. I've been thinking about a little change in my dieting. Up until now, I've dieted with a sustainable mind set. I think I am getting better all the time. What do you think of like a crash diet, Idk, something to rip off a few extra pounds. Something without the sustainability restriction? Give me some ideas, and especially if you think its a trap to engage in this type of action. The mixer is May 22, so not a lot of time. I'm going to let my hair and beard grow and then I'm getting my hair did! And beard too. I can't wait. Some of my best friends, 30 Year friends will be there. They have never seen me less then huge enormous!
5/2 287 would like to be 284 by the party!

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William To answer your question about what I do with the old clothes? If they are in good shape I donate them to local thrift stores. Besides Goodwill, we have a local children's hospital that has a thrift store. They keep their donation bins outside the front door when they are open so we can just drop them off and go if we don't want to look around. And on the should you crash diet for the party question...no! Don't allow yourself to go too far below 2000. You don't want to wreck your metabolism!
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William47 I realized that I never properly congratulated you on shedding 115 pounds! Just amazing! In regards to large clothes, I too donate them if they are in good condition. And I echo what loganandlivsmom has said regarding crash diets. You are eating to live, not to lose weight.

loganandlivsmom I look forward to celebrating your 50 pounds lost soon! I too am looking forward to walking more.

CrystalBelle welcome to this thread! Reading your post, I was amazed by your resiliency through all that you have gone through. And I'm not from MN but I am a big cheese lover as well Hope you find the support you are looking for. This is a fantastic group.

I have started the month of May on a very strong foot. I've hit all of my daily goals so far. But then I always start a new month strong. I's maintaining and being consistent throughout the month that has been an issue for me as of late. I stepped on the scale for the first time in I don't know when on Sunday and I knew I would not be happy. But I'm already two pounds down this week, just by sticking to what I know works for me, so no sense in dwelling on this.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
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hey fam!
happy Friday!
No updates weight wise I went up a pound or so and now am back to the .8 away from 50 pounds, blah blah blah... I am even sick of saying "almost 50 pounds." I know it will be here in a few days or so. I am going to keep plugging away it's not like I will be at my goal weight then.

Martine I just love your sweet spirit. It comes through over and over on your responses.

CrystalBelle You are dealing with so much, I will pray for you. I have learned weight loss mostly is how much we eat vs. activity and exercising. Of course activity helps some and will improve BP, etc... but luckily it's not really needed as much for weight loss. I have also lost large amounts of weight (numerous times for me), so I know how that feels to lose it to only gain it back down the road...Hang in there and keep checking in!
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