Lose 5lbs in August 2018

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  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,662 Member
    Piqueaboo wrote: »
    Original starting weight : 249 lbs
    August starting weight : 191 lbs
    August goal : 185 lbs
    Ultimate goal : 141 lbs

    August 7th: 186.6lbs
    August 13th: 185.8lbs
    August 20th: 185.4lbs
    August 27th: 188lbs

    Total August weight loss: 3lbs

    I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty bummed about this. I even went to the gym 6 times last week and have been quite conscious about my calories. Here's to hoping it's water retention. Also, because my floor is uneven, I each time I weigh it it's a different number, so this still may be inaccurate...

    Hang in there! Stepping up exercise makes my scale go up temporarily, too, but we get stronger & then can exercise more easily and with more strength in the future!

    Many of us have found a 2-3 to even a couple week lag between our conscious calorie eating & the scale drop. Looking at long term averages tells the story! I look at monthly average weights,
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,662 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in August•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    August starting weight: 186.8
    August goal: 181

    •Monday Updates•

    (8/5 - 186.4)
    8/6 - 186.2
    8/13 - 185.8
    8/20 - 184 - Fluid retention has been horrible. Finally some relief today.

    8/27 - 182.4 - Fluid retention still hanging on. My usual Monday situation.
    4.6 lb loss
    @tiabirdie56
    You. Are. Rocking. August!
    Wow! Congratulations!
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited August 2018
    @MadisonMolly2017, Thanks! I just do what I need to do every day and accept what the scale tells me each morning. I have always been in tune with my body, but now have become more finely tuned. I don't stress over fluid retention (even though I post about it) and I don't crave foods. I am so much calmer about my weightloss this time. I sometimes thought, Oh, I won't make 5lbs this month, but it's not a problem. Goals, at times, seem to cause stress. So, no goals for me. I join the goal oriented challenges to document my loss by week.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,662 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017, Thanks! I just do what I need to do every day and accept what the scale tells me each morning. I have always been in tune with my body, but now have become more finely tuned. I don't stress over fluid retention (even though I post about it) and I don't crave foods. I am so much calmer about my weightloss this time.

    @tiabirdie56
    Oh awesome! Post away! Now I know :)
    And me too on all of the above!! Isn’t it comforting to be so much more at ease with this. Bodes well for our maintenance... have a wonderful day!
  • JennH517
    JennH517 Posts: 256 Member
    Original starting weight: 241
    August starting weight: 190.6
    August goal: 185
    Ultimate goal: 160

    August 4th: 191.6
    August 11th: 191.6
    August 18th: 191.8
    August 25th: 191.6

    I may weigh myself one more time at the end of the month. Otherwise I gained 1 lb this month for the first time since I started this.

    Hang in there. Plateaus happen. Your body may be adjusting. You may feel changes, weight shifting, clothes feeling looser even if the scale doesn't say so. Keep at it, things will move again.

    Jenn
  • jazzadesigns
    jazzadesigns Posts: 477 Member
    JennH517 wrote: »
    Original starting weight: 241
    August starting weight: 190.6
    August goal: 185
    Ultimate goal: 160

    August 4th: 191.6
    August 11th: 191.6
    August 18th: 191.8
    August 25th: 191.6

    I may weigh myself one more time at the end of the month. Otherwise I gained 1 lb this month for the first time since I started this.

    Hang in there. Plateaus happen. Your body may be adjusting. You may feel changes, weight shifting, clothes feeling looser even if the scale doesn't say so. Keep at it, things will move again.

    Jenn

    Thanks Jenn!
  • Cassandraw3
    Cassandraw3 Posts: 1,214 Member
    Original starting weight : 167
    August starting weight :152.6
    August goal :147.6
    Ultimate goal :145

    Aug 7: 153.6
    Aug 14: 151.4
    Aug 21:149.8
    Aug 28: 149.2
    Aug 31:

    Total loss for August : -3.4 lbs

    One more weigh in. I am hoping to make it an even 4 lb loss for the month. We will see with the next 3 days.

  • belladamjc
    belladamjc Posts: 55 Member
    Original starting weight : 114 kg / 250.8 lbs
    August starting weight : 108.5 kg / 238.7 lbs (July 29th)
    August goal : 106.2 kg / 233.7 lbs
    Ultimate goal : 70 kg / 154 lbs

    August 5th - 108.5 kg / 238.7 lbs
    August 12th - 107.9 kg / 237.38 lbs
    August 19th - 107.5 kg / 236.5 lbs
    August 26th - 106.1 kg / 233.42 lbs

    current - 105.27 kg / 231.6 lbs

    Total loss for August :- 3.23 kg / 7.1 lbs

    Continuing progress at a decent rate, only 12 or so more months to go ;)
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited August 2018
    •Lose 5 lbs in August•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    August starting weight: 186.8
    August goal: 181

    •Monday Updates•

    (8/5 - 186.4)
    8/6 - 186.2
    8/13 - 185.8
    8/20 - 184 - Fluid retention has been horrible. Finally some relief today.

    8/27 - 182.4 - Fluid retention still hanging on. My usual Monday situation.

    8/28 - 182 - Fluid retention STILL hanging on, but the weight is steadily dropping. This is a new experience for me.
  • ChangeIsGood29
    ChangeIsGood29 Posts: 101 Member
    edited August 2018
    Original starting weight - 245-ish (237 when I started again this time on 1/1/18)
    August starting weight - 202
    August goal - 197 (honestly can't believe that number starts with a one)
    Ultimate goal - 140

    August 7 - 201
    August 14 - 200 (so close to Onederland! ...and still so much work to do once I get there...)
    August 21 - 198.5 (Onederland!!! So excited!)
    August 28 - 197.5 (almost to August goal...yay!)
    August 31 -

    Total loss for August -
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited August 2018
    @ChangelsGood29, Congrats! Welcome to ONEderland!

    I couldn't believe it when I hit Onederland either. Even now, my mind is not fully wrapped around it. I see other challenge members weight in the low 200's and I think to myself, oh, they're the same weight as me. Smh. Gonna take me a while.
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,321 Member
    Original starting weight : 136.2 (MFP) 192.2 (heaviest)
    August starting weight : 141.2
    August goal : 140.0
    Ultimate goal : 136.2

    Monday weigh ins

    07/30 - 140.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    07/31 - 141.2 at 3:30 a.m.

    08/01 - 141.2 at 3:30 a.m.
    08/06 - 142.0 at 3:30 a.m. egads!!!! :s
    08/13 - 143.6 at 3:30 a.m.
    08/20 - 146.4 at 3:30 a.m. ugh!
    08/27 - 145.0 at 6:00 a.m.
    08/31 -

    August weight loss:

    Chris
  • hhardin419
    hhardin419 Posts: 1 Member
    Original starting weight: 280lbs
    August starting weight: 272.8lbs
    August goal: 260lbs
    Ultimate goal: 180lbs
  • stella7x7
    stella7x7 Posts: 2,151 Member
    Aug.1- 247.8
    Aug.7- 245.4
    Aug.14- 245.0
    Aug.21 244.8
    Aug.28' 246.2
    Im sad i ended in a gain. Im not even really sure why im hoping its muscle weight.
  • syreina
    syreina Posts: 548 Member
    edited August 2018
    Original starting weight: 147 lbs
    August starting weight: 148.4 lbs
    August goal: 143.4 lbs
    Ultimate goal: 120 lbs

    Weigh-In Day: Friday
    August 3: 148.2
    August 10: 148
    August 17: 146.8
    August 24: 146.2
    August 31:

    Total loss for August: 2.2 lbs

    I'm still working on restricting how much I eat and how late in the evening I eat. I'm stoked that it's working. I'm crossing my fingers for a 1 lb loss this week! I have not been exercising in the past two weeks but hopefully in Sept I can get back on track.

    It's been a little difficult these past few days since I hurt my shoulder (not sleeping the right way somehow). Thank goodness for moms! (She helped massage my shoulder the past Thursday and Sunday.)
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,662 Member
    @ChangelsGood29, Congrats! Welcome to ONEderland!

    I couldn't believe it when I hit Onederland either. Even now, my mind is not fully wrapped around it. I see other challenge members weight in the low 200's and I think to myself, oh, they're the same weight as me. Smh. Gonna take me a while.

    @tiabirdie56
    I’m gonna do some Google searches. Someone must have figured out some methods to help us with this!!
  • tiabirdie56
    tiabirdie56 Posts: 3,569 Member
    edited August 2018
    @MadisonMolly2017, Its so very strange to have that perception of yourself. I certainly am interested to know the reason for it.