May-June Weight Loss Challenge!
pinkpsyche Posts: 36 Memberpinkpsyche wrote: »pinkpsyche wrote: »Start Weight (May 1st): 256
Goal Weight (June 5th): anything under 250 so I don't have to go up on the scale to that 250 mark.
May 1st: 256
Fitness/Health Goals: Continue to workout at least 5 days per week for at least 30 minutes per day. Also to stay within my calorie allotment for the day.
So I guess I failed big time at the "check in weekly part" of the challenge as listed by the OP. I apologize for that. I have however been coming in daily and reading how amazing everyone is doing. I am truly impressed and motivated by all the hard work going on here. As I had initially explained, I am not going to be weighing myself until the end of the challenge since I only weigh one time per month so as not to obsess on the number. Obsessing has made me give up way too early in the game before.
I am still working on the same goals as I posted above however at a much slower pace. I have an old knee injury that I aggravated by being way over zealous week 1 of owning my fitbit (4/14/16). It has taken me until now to get to the point where it feels decent enough most days. I am never without pain but I haven't been for the last 25+ years so it is all relative. I still wear my knee brace for any and all activity though. It seems to respond better.
I struggle with staying within my daily calorie goal. It is a work in progress. What I can say is I am eating WAY less than I did before I started this journey 4 months ago and the quality of the food intake is far better as well.
So we'll see what happens at my June 1st weigh-in and measure day!
Great work team!
I am so impressed with all the successes I have just read! Way to go pals!! I have had a couple NSV this week that I wanted to share:
1. Yesterday I set out to go for a walk and just walk for a little bit. I was participating in the Fitbit Goal Day Challenge so at the least I wanted to meet my step goal of 5K steps. I had already done some grocery shopping and exploring a local food coop that I had never been to before, so I knew I had earned some steps there. Anyway, I did go for my walk. I walked a total of 2 miles, I met my 5K step goal while I was out, I got to visit my oldest son while walking (I walked to his house) and then back to where my car was parked a mile away. Going to visit my son was just a bonus and not at all where I mentally started out. The more I walked, the better I felt, so I kept going. This is HUGE for me because I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
2. I was able to put on my wedding ring again for the first time in a couple years now. It has only gone to my knuckle, but now I got it all the way on. It is still a bit tight to wear comfortably, but I know that all my efforts are starting to pay off. My ultimate STG is to be able to comfortably wear my wedding ring by July 20th when my hubby and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Once I do, I will buy myself my 1st new dress since starting on this journey and I am psyched to see what size it will be!
3. This is not a personal NSV, but it sort of is. My hubby's pants are falling off him and his shirts look like a tent on him!! As a result of everything I have been doing: cooking better, exercising more, etc and he has just been following along, he is losing some weight as well. He eats what I cook and walks with me most of the time, so there ya go!
Nice job friends!!5
Start Weight (May 1st): 146
Goal Weight (June 5th): 142
May 1st: 146
May 8th: 145
May 15th: 144
May 22nd: 143.5
Fitness/Health Goals: Goal (1) - Eat slower, so that I feel fuller and get to enjoy the food. Goal (2) - Go out on more walks (once the rain stops) 4-5 miles per outing. Goal (3) - Drink more water.
Start Weight (May 1st): 268.6
Goal Weight (June 5th): 255
Ultimate Goal Weight: 155
May 1st: 268.6
May 8th: 261.8
May 15th: 258.6
May 22nd: 253.8
1) Work out 15 minutes 5 Times a Week.
2) Increase water intake.
3) Get Motivated! - Stay motivated!
4) stay away from the wine!
Start weight (May 1)= 135.5
Goal weight (June 5)= 126
May 1: 135.5
May 8: 132.5
May 15: 133
May 22: 135
Almost didn't post here today because I am so ashamed I have gone up again this week! I am going to stay positive because otherwise nothing gets done. At least I am less today by something than my start weight. I will have a good weigh in next time!
Stay encouraged! You got this!2
Start Weight (May 1st): 234.6
Goal Weight (June 5th): 224
May 1st: 234.6
May 8th: 232.4
May 15th: 233
May 22nd: 227.8
Fitness/Health goal: Eat healthy, stay on track w/macros, water and exercise. Update: Had a rough time in May so far but nothing will keep me from getting healthier and staying on track.0
Start Weight (May 1st): 168
Goal Weight (June 5th): 160
May 1st: 168
May 8th: 167.7
May 22nd: 166
Workout 30 min daily
Drink at least 2 liter water
Stick to my calorie intake goal
Start Weight (May 1st): 409
Goal Weight (June 5th): 399
May 1st: 409
May 8th: 407
May 15th: 404
May 22nd: 402
Fitness/Health Goals: Avoid sweets, exercise 3-4 times a week and SWEAT!1
Start Weight (May 1st): 179.6
Goal Weight (June 5th): 169.6
May 1st: 179.6
May 8th: 177.4
May 15th: 176.6
May 22nd: 176.6
Fitness/Health goal: Ease back into the fitness portion once I feel better. Try not to beat myself up for resting when I'm unwell. Get more accurate with my food logging. More fruit and veggies. Less sugar. Investigate options for a trainer to start strength training.
Fourth Weigh-in: Really bad cold derailed things for me this week. At least I didn't gain weight though!
Non-weight related victory: Got a dream job!2
Start Weight (May 1st): 211.8
Goal Weight (June 5th):204.8
May 1st: 211.8
May 8th: 208.6
May 15th: 207.4
May 22nd: 209.6...boo
I would like to start taking walks with my kids and make sure to drink a lot of water.
Avoided posting yesterday because I had gained. I have to get my motivation back to diet even when I am at get togethers and the weekends!
Start Weight (May 1st): 212.5
Goal Weight (June 5th):199
Ultimate goal: 140
May 15th: 208.8
Start Weight (May 1st): 221.7 lbs
Goal Weight (June 5th): 210 lbs
May 1st: 221.7
May 8th: 220.3 <-- Went camping for the weekend with girl scout troop, I was down to 218.5 before that
May 15th: 220.1
May 22nd: 218.1
Goals: Getting in 5 days of cardio per week. Making my daily step goal. No snacking after dinner.
Progress on goals
May 8th: Cardio 5/5, Steps 7/7, No Evening Snacking 5/7.
May 15th: Cardio 3/5, Steps 4/7, No Evening Snacking 5/7.
May 22nd: Cardio 5/5, Steps 5/7, no evening snacks 4/7.0
Start Weight (May 1st): 217.6
Goal Weight (June 5th): 207
May 1st: 217.6
May 8th: 214
May 15th: 210.8
Fitness/Health Goals: Walk more, continue the 8Fit app meal plan and continue Convict Conditioning workouts.1
Start Weight (May 1st): 148.8
Goal Weight (June 5th): 142
May 1st: 148.8
May 8th: 146.9 (May 10)
May 15th: 146.9
May 22nd: 145.4
Log every bite I eat-no cheating
Get 10,000 steps absolutely every day
Fit in 3 runs a week in addition to my 3x a week bootcamps
Things are going sloooow this month so I'm going to have to kick it into high gear to meet my goal weight - will be tough as I'm going out of town for Memorial Day. I'm only 5 pounds from my goal (though I think I will be happiest another 5 pounds below that) & I'm having a tough time finding the motivation I once had. I've been doing great with workouts because those are planned in advance but I haven't done a great job with my steps or my eating...no out of control days but it's too easy to say yes to another glass of wine or dinner out when you're so close to your goal. Time to recommit and finish strong. Good luck to you all!!!1
Start Weight: May 1: 224 (5'6" female)
Goal Weight: June 5: 214
May 1: 224
May 8: 222
May 15: 222 (Daughter was in town for a week and didn't completely stick to my plan but no gain so )
May 22: 220
Haven't been in the gym as much as I wanted to be. That is my fault! The gym is literally over my head at work. 2 flights of stairs and I am at the door. It seems the gym is harder for me than my meal choices! Not beating myself up though. Trying to make so many significant changes all in the span of a few weeks is certainly hard. I've already had my workout today! Going to mow the lawn tonight (push mower) and do a little gardening as well. Writing here helps me I think! Good luck to everyone!1
Start Weight (May 1st): 190
Goal Weight (June 5th): 189.5
May 1st: 190
Fitness/Health Goals: Recover from back epidural, daily stretching & walking, follow strength training schedule
Update for this week: Jumping back into this challenge. Had 3rd back procedure on Thursday. Restarted cardio and mat work on Saturday. Tracking well and feeling confident.0
Start Weight (May 1st): 150.4
Goal Weight (June 5th): 140
May 1st: 150.4
May 8th: 150.9
May 15th: 148.7
May 22nd: 145.4
Fitness/Health Goals: Taking it 1 day at a time.1
TheBlizz35 wrote: »Starting weight: 188
Goal weight for this challenge: 178
May 1st: 188
May 8th: 186
May 15th: 184.5
May 22nd: 182
Fitness/health goal: walk an hour at least 3x a week and ultimately get to 138 lbs.
Down 6 lbs so far and on target to hit this challenge's goal. Thanks for all the motivation!
Well done! Very consistent!1
Start Weight (May 8th): 184
Goal Weight (June 5th): 179 (revising goal to 174)
Ultimate Goal Weight: 120
May 8: 184
May 15:179 (even though this is almost entirely water weight, still gives me a rush to see it in the scale!)
May 22: 176 (this is what happens when you stand for 7.5 hours waiting to see Bernie Sanders ... and then scream your head off for another hour and a half )
Health/Fitness Goals: 8 glasses H2O/day, 30 minutes walking/day, zero sugar (including white sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup solids ...)1
Start Weight (May 1st): 133
Goal Weight (June 5th): 125
May 1st: 133
May 8th: 133
May 15th: 132
May 22nd: 131
Fitness/Health Goals: I wanted to hit my goal but at this point to be under 130 I will take it...0
Start Weight (May 1st): 156.4
Goal Weight (June 5th):150
May 1st: 156.4
May 8th: 155.8
May 15th: 154.8
May 22nd: 153.4
Pretty sure I have ended up with a stress fracture in my lower leg...
This is not a setback. This is not a setback. This is not a set back. I can still weight train and/or swim....
Today's goal - weight train with my son for 30 minutes today!1
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