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Lose 5lbs + in January 2019

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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 835Member Member Posts: 835Member Member
    mamarh wrote: »
    what do you count as OSW? was that when you originally started MFP? I’m wondering where people get their OSW?

    I think YOU get to choose. I think when I signed up to MFP, it defaulted to the weight I entered that day. At some point I set it to a time before that when I was heavier and was about to start my journey. Either way. Whatever you like!

    I have noticed at least one person put their "Ultimate Starting Weight." For some reason, that bothers me because ultimate means the last (or the best), never the initial. I'm a word weirdo, so I actually like the (possibly coined by another word weirdo) word for the third to last thing in a series as ...
    antepenultimate.
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,060Member Member Posts: 2,060Member Member
    @dawnbgethealthy, Net carbs are carbohydrates minus their fiber content, vegetables. I can't say net carbs is a true thing, but it helps me eat more vegetables on keto!

    @mamarh, I use original start weight on this challenge, because just before I returned to logging my food on MFP in 2017, that is the weight I started from. You can choose to use any wording you want or only post your January starting weight. The words don't matter. What matters is that you're here being accountable for your weightloss. Welcome!

    @mtaratoot, Yes, I like words too. Ultimate, meaning last, maximum, highest, as in, that is the LAST time I will ever be that weight. Also, not to be surpassed, because that is never going to happen. 😂 I use ultimate on at least one challenge. The weight I posted is not my original start weight from when I joined MFP. My original start weight was probably around 185 lbs in 2009.
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 202Member Member Posts: 202Member Member
    January weight loss goal - 4 lbs=1.8 k
    January starting weight - 58.4k (128.7 lbs)
    January goal - 56.6k (123.9 lbs
    Ultimate goal – 52.5-55 range (115.7-121.2 lbs)

    January 1st - 58.4
    January 2nd -57.8 went to gym yesterday and got 40 min of cardio
    January 3rd -
    January 4th -58.1. got cardio today, not yesterday
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    January 6th -58.3
    January 7th -58.3
    January 8th -58.3
    January 9th -57.6 got 10,000 steps yesterday with work and a walk
    January 10th -57.0
    January 11th -57.3
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    Overall loss in January: 1.1 k or 2.4 lbs
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 202Member Member Posts: 202Member Member
    Original starting weight - 190
    January starting weight - 147.5
    January goal - 140.5
    Ultimate goal - 120

    January 03 - 147.8
    January 10 - 146.6
    January 17 -
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    Total loss for January - 1.1 lbs

    Honestly, I’m a little frustrated. I’ve been working my butt off adding consistent exercise to my routine (and of course still sticking to my calories) and I feel like the weight is just barely coming off. It is my period week so there might be some water retention happening. I just feel like I’ve been working really hard the past 10 days and haven’t gotten much to show for it.

    @Running2FitRunning : losing a pound a week is a very good rhythm for solid weight loss.

    https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.html :
    "It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. "
    edited January 11
  • Running2FitRunning2Fit Posts: 710Member Member Posts: 710Member Member
    Nvm
    edited January 12
  • bananasandorangesbananasandoranges Posts: 202Member Member Posts: 202Member Member
    January weight loss goal - 4 lbs=1.8 k
    January starting weight - 58.4k (128.7 lbs)
    January goal - 56.6k (123.9 lbs
    Ultimate goal – 52.5-55 range (115.7-121.2 lbs)

    January 1st - 58.4
    January 2nd -57.8 went to gym yesterday and got 40 min of cardio
    January 3rd -
    January 4th -58.1. got cardio today, not yesterday
    January 5th -
    January 6th -58.3
    January 7th -58.3
    January 8th -58.3
    January 9th -57.6 got 10,000 steps yesterday with work and a walk
    January 10th -57.0
    January 11th -57.3
    January 12th -57.7 barely moved yesterday and dug into weekly points last 2 days
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    Overall loss in January: 0.7 k or 1.5 lbs
    edited January 12
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