August 2016 Weight Loss Challenge

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  • Jules7560
    Jules7560 Posts: 2 Member
    Name: Julie
    Age: 48
    Height: 5'9"

    Start Weight Aug. 8: 198
    Goal Weight Sept. 1: 192

    Ultimate Target Weight: 160

    Aug. 8: 198
    Aug. 15:
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29:

    Weight lost/gained this week:
    Weight lost/gained this month:
    Weight lost overall:
  • midnight2607
    midnight2607 Posts: 9 Member
    Name: Midnight2607

    Aug. 01: 219.00 lbs.
    Aug. 08: 220.80 lbs.
    Aug. 15:
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29:

    Weight lost/gained this week:+1.80 lbs
    Weight lost/gained this month: +1.80 lbs

    Tough week with a post operative infection which required bed-rest so no walking for 6 days.
    This is a new week though so fresh start :wink:
  • manto2112
    manto2112 Posts: 51 Member
    Age: 24
    Height: 5'1

    Start Weight (Aug 1):183
    Goal Weight (Sept 1): 171.9

    Aug 1: 183
    Aug 8: 178.5
    Aug 15:
    Aug 22:
    Aug 29:
    Sep 1:

    Weight -/+ this week: -4.5
    Weight -/+ this month: -4.5
  • CourtneyLomonaco
    CourtneyLomonaco Posts: 562 Member
    Name: Courtney
    Age: 38
    Height: 5' 6.5"



    Start Weight (August 1): 143 lbs
    Goal Weight (September 1): 135 lbs

    Aug. 1: 143
    Aug. 8: 140.8
    Aug. 15:
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29


    Weight -/+ this week: -2.2
    Weight -/+ this month: -2.2

    Successes/struggles this week: Going in the right direction, let's see if I can keep it moving!
  • soliver138
    soliver138 Posts: 80 Member
    I'm in! I was hoping someone would make one for August! :)

    Name: Shawna
    Age: 34
    Height: 5'1

    Start Weight (Aug 1):159.2
    Goal Weight (Sept 1): 156 push goal of 155

    Weigh-ins (week of...):

    Aug 1: 159.2
    Aug 8: 161.6
    Aug 15:
    Aug 22:
    Aug 29:
    Sep 1:

    Weight -/+ this week: +2.4
    Weight -/+ this month:+2.4

    Successes/struggles this week: TOM so I excepted the water retention. I wont stress out about it bc it happens everytime. Will continue with water and tea. Continue forward with cardio and lifting :)
  • KristyMichelle716
    KristyMichelle716 Posts: 30 Member
    Getting back on MFP and joining a few challenge boards to help stay engaged with the website and community! Have been "maintaining" at 20-30 lb overweight for years and have been saying for years that I want to get rid of it and maintain at a more healthy level so this HAS to be the year! There are only 5 months left in the year... It's time to really buckle down.

    Name: Kristy
    Age: 38
    Height: 5' 7"

    Start Weight (August 8): 205.5 lbs
    Goal Weight (September 1): 195 lbs

    Ultimate Goal Weight: 175 lbs (and then take it from there)

    Aug. 8: 205.5
    Aug. 15:
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29:

    Weight -/+ this week:
    Weight -/+ this month:

    Successes/struggles this week:
  • b3achy
    b3achy Posts: 1,754 Member
    Name: Midnight2607

    Aug. 01: 219.00 lbs.
    Aug. 08: 220.80 lbs.
    Aug. 15:
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29:

    Weight lost/gained this week:+1.80 lbs
    Weight lost/gained this month: +1.80 lbs

    Tough week with a post operative infection which required bed-rest so no walking for 6 days.
    This is a new week though so fresh start :wink:

    That's a bummer!! Hope you heal fast and are feeling better!
  • WendyLaubach
    WendyLaubach Posts: 518 Member
    Name: Wendy Laubach
    Age: 59
    Height: 5'5"

    Nov. 1 (2015): 245
    Dec. 1: 236 (down 9)
    Jan. 1: 218 (down 18)
    Feb. 1: 209 (down 9)
    Mar. 1: 202 (down 7)
    Apr. 1: 193 (down 9)
    May 1: 182 (down 11)
    June 1: 173 (down 9)
    July 1: 166 (down 7)

    Start Weight Aug. 1: 161 (down 5)
    Goal Weight Sept. 1: 156 (down 5)

    Ultimate Target Weight: 120

    Aug. 1: 161.4
    Aug. 8: 160.8
    Aug. 15:
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29:

    Weight lost/gained this week: 1.2 lbs.
    Weight lost/gained this month: 1.2 lbs.
    Weight lost overall: 85 lbs., 40 lbs. to go!
  • tqsmith75
    tqsmith75 Posts: 56 Member
    edited August 2016
    Name: Tasheena
    Age: 41
    Height: 5' 2 1/2"

    Start Weight (August 8): 185
    Goal Weight (September 1): 180


    Aug 8:185
    Aug 15:
    Aug 22:
    Aug 29:
    Sep 1:

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    Weight -/+ this month:
  • persephpom
    persephpom Posts: 17 Member
    Name: Persephone
    Age: 39
    Height:5'5"

    Original SW (July 28, 2016): 226
    Start Weight (August 1): 222.3
    Goal Weight (September 1): 210

    Weigh-ins (week of...):

    August 1: 222.3
    August 8: 220.8
    August 15:
    August 22:
    August 29:
    September 1:

    Weight -/+ this week: -1.5
    Weight -/+ this month: -1.5

    Successes/struggles this week: I did great this week. I started a 16/8 intermittent fasting plan which is making things much easier and I feel great!
  • mcginger1
    mcginger1 Posts: 128 Member
    Name: Janna
    Age: 41
    Height: 5'5

    Start Weight (Aug 1): 177.7
    Goal Weight (Sept 1): 172.0

    Weigh-ins:

    Aug 1: 177.7
    Aug 4: 176.8
    Aug 10: 179.1
    Aug 17:
    Aug 23:
    Aug 31:


    Weight -/+ this week: +2.3
    Weight -/+ this month: +1.4

    Successes/struggles this week: I'm at a loss. I ate within my limits, I measured, I tracked, and I worked out 6 out of 7 days last week... and I gained. :cry: I assume it's a fluctuation due to TOM, water, blah blah blah... all I know is that it's put me into a funk and I don't like it. But this is a lifestyle change, right? Guess I just have to keep on pushing.
  • b3achy
    b3achy Posts: 1,754 Member
    edited August 2016
    mcginger1 wrote: »
    Successes/struggles this week: I'm at a loss. I ate within my limits, I measured, I tracked, and I worked out 6 out of 7 days last week... and I gained. :cry: I assume it's a fluctuation due to TOM, water, blah blah blah... all I know is that it's put me into a funk and I don't like it. But this is a lifestyle change, right? Guess I just have to keep on pushing.

    If it's TOM, and you've been doing everything right, then unfortunately, you may still see a water retention/bloat increase on the scale. Just keep doing what you are doing, and you should see a drop by next week. I gained 3 pounds this past week due to TOM, and while I saw a drop yesterday, I still need to see another before I weigh in tomorrow, or I'm going to be higher this week than last week too. It's all the "fun" of being female...whoopie! :confounded:

    Also, if you are working out at a level that you've not done before, you might be retaining water in your muscles as they rebuild and repair. Eventually the water will drop when your muscles are ready...sadly, it's rarely when you are ready to see it drop. I've actually altered some of my working out days, so that I don't do anything too different the day before my weigh ins now, so I'm not retaining water from a new workout.

    Either way, don't stress too much and look at the trends over time.

    Also, it might help to take tape measurements of key areas. I find that when I stall or sometimes even gain a bit on the scale, I can have a loss in inches. It helps to calm me and keeps me going to keep doing what I'm doing even if the number on the scale is frustrating me. I find some weeks I lose inches and other weeks I lose pounds. On spectacular weeks, I'll lose both.

    Hang in there! It will get better!
  • Gymgrl421
    Gymgrl421 Posts: 26 Member
    edited August 2016
    Name: Clementine
    Age: 47
    Height: 5'5"

    Original start weight (January 14): 196
    Start Weight (August 1): 170
    Goal Weight (September 1): 162

    Weigh-ins (week of...):

    August 1: 170
    August 8: 166.4
    August 15: 164.4
    August 22:
    August 29:

    Weight -/+ this week: -2.0
    Weight -/+ this month: -5.6

    Successes/struggles this week: I stayed on target with food and discovered a great local hiking spot. I must make more time for exercise which means getting to bed earlier so I can be ready to go in the morning.
  • DeshotelK
    DeshotelK Posts: 181 Member
    Name: Kristy
    Age: 37
    Height: 5'9"

    SW Aug. 1: 170
    GW Sept. 1: 165
    UGW: 150

    Aug. 1: 170
    Aug. 5: 168.8
    Aug. 12: 169.2
    Aug. 19:
    Aug. 26:
    Sept. 1:

    Weight lost/gained this week: +.4
    Weight lost/gained this month: -.8

    We went out of town for three days as a last weekend away before school started. I over indulged in food and drinks. I've been back on track the last few days so I'm not too disappointed.
  • b3achy
    b3achy Posts: 1,754 Member
    Name: b3achy / beachy
    Age: 51
    Height: 5'3"

    Weight loss progress:
    16 May 2016 (start MFP): 149.4 lbs
    1 June 2016: 145.8 lbs (3.6 lost)
    1 July 2016: 141.6 lbs (4.2 lost)
    1 August 2016: 138.2 lbs (3.4 lost)

    Challenge Starting Weight July 29: 138.6 lbs (C/W/H: 34.0"/29.0"/38.5")
    Challenge Goal Weight August 31st: 133.0 lbs
    [Ultimate goal: less than 120 lbs by end of Dec]

    Weekly Weigh In (I weigh in and tape for record on Fridays)
    July 29: 138.6 lbs C/W/H: 34.0"/29.0"/38.5"
    Aug 5: 137.8 lbs C/W/H: 34.0"/28.5"/38.0"
    Aug 12: 137.8 lbs C/W/H: 33.75"/28.5"/38.0"
    Aug 19:
    Aug 26:
    Sep 2:

    Total LBS lost this week: 0.0 lbs
    Total LBS lost this month: 0.8 lbs

    Total LBS lost overall: 11.6 lbs; 17.8 lbs to go for ultimate goal!

    Challenges: TOM bloat; TOM hormonal eating binge earlier in the week. Didn't feel like working out most days this week. Working on improving my fiber numbers.

    Successes: Maintained weight, despite having a major water retention TOM spike earlier in the week (of nearly 3 pounds). Still lost inches in my shoulders, chest and thighs. Finally figured out a way to make eggs where I actually like them. Finally completed a (30 Day) plank challenge that I had started back in May.
  • typeitdaily
    typeitdaily Posts: 3,323 Member
    Name: Laurie
    Age: 43
    Height: 5'4"

    Start Weight (Aug 1): 229.3
    Goal Weight (Sept 1): 225

    Weigh-ins (week of...):

    Aug 1: 229.3
    Aug 8: 227.1
    Aug 15: 225.5
    Aug 22:
    Aug 29:
    Sep 1:

    Weight +/-this week: -1.6
    Weight -/+ this month: -3.8

    Successes/struggles this week: Stay focused and keep moving!
  • gmz1026
    gmz1026 Posts: 84 Member
    Name: G
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'3

    Beginning weight (January 11): 250
    Start Weight (August 1): 200
    Goal Weight (September 1): 195

    Weigh-ins (week of...):

    Aug. 1: 200
    Aug. 5: 197.1
    Aug. 12: 195.6
    Aug. 19:
    Aug. 26:

    Weight lost/gained this week: -1.5
    Weight lost/gained this month: -4.4

    Happy with my loss this week but also getting ready to go to a big family BBQ. I'm prepared for that number not to stick, but I will get right back on it tomorrow!
  • b3achy
    b3achy Posts: 1,754 Member
    b3achy wrote: »

    Total LBS lost this week: 0.0 lbs

    Of course today when I did my daily weigh in, the scale is down .8 pounds...hopefully it carries over to next week's record weigh in and I'm not having another water retention fluctuation...lol. #HateMyScale

  • Bxqtie116
    Bxqtie116 Posts: 552 Member
    gmz1026 wrote: »
    Name: G
    Age: 30
    Height: 5'3

    Beginning weight (January 11): 250
    Start Weight (August 1): 200
    Goal Weight (September 1): 195

    Weigh-ins (week of...):

    Aug. 1: 200
    Aug. 5: 197.1
    Aug. 12: 195.6
    Aug. 19:
    Aug. 26:

    Weight lost/gained this week: -1.5
    Weight lost/gained this month: -4.4

    Happy with my loss this week but also getting ready to go to a big family BBQ. I'm prepared for that number not to stick, but I will get right back on it tomorrow!

    Congrats on reaching your goal early. Hopefully you'll finish out the month with the same or lower numbers.
  • CourtneyLomonaco
    CourtneyLomonaco Posts: 562 Member
    Name: Courtney
    Age: 38
    Height: 5' 6.5"



    Start Weight (August 1): 143 lbs
    Goal Weight (September 1): 135 lbs

    Aug. 1: 143
    Aug. 8: 140.8
    Aug. 15: 136.2
    Aug. 22:
    Aug. 29


    Weight -/+ this week: -4.6
    Weight -/+ this month: -6.8
    Successes/struggles this week: Finally seeing some results!