3-Month Weight Loss Challenge: Pick Your Difficulty. (Starts: August)

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  • tthickens637
    tthickens637 Posts: 312 Member
    I'm in!!!
    Level 4
    SW-210.8
    GW-190.8

    Aug. 1st-210.8
    Aug. 26th-205.6

    Sept. 7th. 203.2
    Sept. 15th. 201.8
    Sept. 23rd. 201.6
    Sept. 26th. 200.2
    Sept. 30th. 198.8

    Oct. 15th. 197.8

    Great progress! Bam!!💥
  • tthickens637
    tthickens637 Posts: 312 Member
    171lake wrote: »
    Start Day: 8/1
    End Date: 11/1
    Challenge Starting Weight: 140
    Challenge Level: ★★
    Challenge Goal weight: 130

    8/8 139.5
    8/15 139.1
    8/22 138.4
    8/29 137.7
    9/5 137.4
    9/12 136.1
    9/19 135.3
    9/26 134.5
    10/3 134.1
    10/10 133
    10/17 132.6 (2.6 lbs to go)

    So close and such great consistent progress!!
  • tthickens637
    tthickens637 Posts: 312 Member
    I have changed my CGW to Level 3: 152.8

    This will take me to my lowest weight in 40 years.
    ==============================
    Discard 15 lbs by November 1. I weigh every day so will post every Thursday.
    CSW : 167.8
    CL: : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    CGW: 152.8
    01/08: 167.8
    08/08: 166.9 - 0.9
    15/08: 165.2 - 2.6
    22/08: 163.4 - 4.4
    I’m hoping this downward trend continues.

    29:08: 162.2 - 5.8

    31/08: 161.6 - 6.2
    August Weight Loss = - 6.2 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
    ============================
    01/09: 161.6
    05/09: 159.4 - 2.2
    12/09: 158.8 - 2.8
    14/09: 158.2 - 3.4 (Weight popped up yesterday after celebrating DH's birthday on Friday, but it dropped down again this morning.
    18/09: 158.8 then up again!
    19/09: 158.2 - 3.4 then down again. 😂
    25/09: 157.2 - 4.4
    26/09: 157.2 - 4.4
    30/09: 156.6
    September Weight Loss = - 5
    Accumulated Weight Loss = - 11.2
    ============================
    01/10: 156.4: - 0.2
    03/10: 155.8: - 0.8
    10/10: 155.4: - 1.2
    17/10: 154.6: - 2
    24/10: xxx: - ?
    October Weight loss =
    Weight on 01/11:
    Accumulated Weight Loss =
    ============================

    Wow, you are really nailing it!! What works for you??
  • tthickens637
    tthickens637 Posts: 312 Member
    Challenge Starting Weight: 274.5
    Challenge Level: 5 (25lbs)
    Challenge Goal weight: 249.5

    8/1: 274.5
    8/8: 271.6 (2.9 lost)
    8/15: 269.8 (1.8 lost)
    8/22: 267.3 (2.5 lost)
    8/29: 264.5 (2.8 lost)

    9/5: 262.3 (2.2 lost)
    9/12: 259.5 (2.8 lost)
    9/19: 257.9 (1.6 lost)
    9/26: 256 (1.9 lost)

    10/3: 253.3 (2.7 lost)
    10/10: 251.1 (2.2 lost)
    10/17:249.3 (1.8 lost)

    Total lost in August: 10 lbs
    Total lost in September: 8.5 lbs
    Total lost in October: 6.7 lbs

    Total lost during challenge: 25.2 lbs :)
    Challenge Goal reached! With two more weigh-ins to go.


    Bam!!👏👏👏💥💥💥💥💪💪
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,030 Member
    edited October 2019
    I am so pleased that I have almost hit my CGW. This is due, in no small measure to the accountability of posting here week after week, and seeing how hard everyone is working towards better health and fitness.

    Never give up! Never give in!

    1ac41arvflol.jpg

    I changed my CGW to Level 3: 152.8, in great trepidation, but here I am almost there and one week to make it happen.

    This will take me to my lowest weight in 40 years. I'm doing it 5 lbs at a time!
    It has taken me almost 5 years to get here!
    ==============================
    Discard 15 lbs by November 1. I weigh every day so will post every Thursday.
    CSW : 167.8
    CL: : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    CGW: 152.8
    01/08: 167.8
    08/08: 166.9 - 0.9
    15/08: 165.2 - 2.6
    22/08: 163.4 - 4.4
    I’m hoping this downward trend continues.

    29:08: 162.2 - 5.8

    31/08: 161.6 - 6.2
    August Weight Loss = - 6.2 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
    ============================
    01/09: 161.6
    05/09: 159.4 - 2.2
    12/09: 158.8 - 2.8
    14/09: 158.2 - 3.4 (Weight popped up yesterday after celebrating DH's birthday on Friday, but it dropped down again this morning.
    18/09: 158.8 then up again!
    19/09: 158.2 - 3.4 then down again. 😂
    25/09: 157.2 - 4.4
    26/09: 157.2 - 4.4
    30/09: 156.6
    September Weight Loss = - 5
    Accumulated Weight Loss = - 11.2
    ============================
    01/10: 156.4: - 0.2
    03/10: 155.8: - 0.8
    10/10: 155.4: - 1.2
    17/10: 154.6: - 2
    24/10: 153.2: - 3.2
    31/10: xxx: - ?

    October Weight loss =
    Weight on 01/11:
    Accumulated Weight Loss = 14.6 😱 Less than half a lb to reach my CGW!
    ============================

  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,030 Member
    edited October 2019
    @Kiyomoo 85 lbs is no mean feat! You already proved that you can do it! Just keep going. Embrace the new you! And cherish the new habits, which helped you lose that 85 lbs. we are all here, cheering you on to be the person you want to be!

    @tthickens637 This is what is working for me at the moment:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10714976/just-for-today-one-day-at-a-time-daily-commitment-thread-for-2019#latest

    Yesterday's entry:

    The only failure is giving up!
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 167.4
    GW: 162.4
    28/08: 162.4 - 5 lb It’s taken almost the whole month! And I could be up again tomorrow. 😂
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 2
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 162.4 (28/08)
    GW: 157.4
    25/09: CW: 157.2 - 5.2
    WOO! HOO! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼

    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 3
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 157.2 (26/09)
    GW: 152.2
    07/10: CW: 155.8 - 1.4 lb 😃
    ==============================
    ==============================
    DISCARD 5 LBS CHALLENGE 4
    NAME: Terri
    SW: 156.0 (08/10)
    GW: 151
    23/10: CW: 153.6 - 2.4 🌻
    ==============================

    JFT: Wed 23 Oct
      New Daily Goals
      Food
      • log All food and drink; stay under goal🌟
      • balance macros/micros🌟
      • Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!🌟
      Exercise:
      • Knee Physio🌟
      • 7,000+ Steps daily 😏dozed off. 500 under
      • 30 + minutes intentional exercise🌟
      Other
      • Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation 🌟
      • Practice Self-care🌟
      • Positively reframe thoughts 🌟
      • Learn something new🌟
      • 15 mins Daily Declutter session🌟
      • Laundry—> Tomorrow
      • 10.30 am: Chinese Writing Workshop🌟
      • 2 pm: Play Reading Group 🌟

      JFT: Thu 24 Oct
        New Daily Goals
        Food
        • log All food and drink; stay under goal
        • balance macros/micros
        • Hydrate adequately; NLNS!!!
        Exercise:
        • Knee Physio
        • 7,000+ Steps daily
        • 30 + minutes intentional exercise
        Other
        • Daily Mindfulness Practice/Meditation
        • Practice Self-care
        • Positively reframe thoughts
        • Learn something new
        • 15 mins Daily Declutter session
        • Laundry
        • No planned activities, so catching up with chores, accounts, etc
      • SchmancyName
        SchmancyName Posts: 37 Member
        Challenge Starting Weight: 274.5
        Challenge Level: 5 (25lbs)
        Challenge Goal weight: 249.5
        Current weight: 247.2

        8/1: 274.5
        8/8: 271.6 (2.9 lost)
        8/15: 269.8 (1.8 lost)
        8/22: 267.3 (2.5 lost)
        8/29: 264.5 (2.8 lost)
        Total lost in August: 10 lbs

        9/5: 262.3 (2.2 lost)
        9/12: 259.5 (2.8 lost)
        9/19: 257.9 (1.6 lost)
        9/26: 256 (1.9 lost)
        Total lost in September: 8.5 lbs

        10/3: 253.3 (2.7 lost)
        10/10: 251.1 (2.2 lost)
        10/17: 249.3 (1.8 lost)
        10/24: 247.2 (2.1 lost)
        10/31:
        Total lost in October: 8.8 lbs

        Total lost during challenge: 27.3 lbs

        With one week to go I just wanted to say congrats to everyone who stuck with it the full three months and has continued to post their progress. I'm proud of all of you! And I look forward to starting another challenge in the near future.
      • Connie7355
        Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
        @deepwoodslady Donna, you have done great!! I’m sure you will be even closer by the end of the month. Way to go!! I haven’t done as well but hoping to be within 5 lbs at least. Almost to my first goal. Was hoping to make it by my birthday on Nov. 1st but don’t see that much coming off in a week. Anyway good luck to you and everyone else!! We are almost there!!
      • Connie7355
        Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
        @SchmancyName way to go on making your challenge goal!! Fantastic loss!!
      • Kiyomoo
        Kiyomoo Posts: 306 Member
        edited October 2019
        Kiyomoo wrote: »
        Challenge Starting Weight: 239
        Challenge Level: 3
        Challenge Goal weight: 224

        August
        8/1: 239
        8/7: 243.8
        8/14: 245.2
        8/21: 241.2
        8/30: 237.4

        September
        9/24: 234.8

        October
        10/12: 234.2
        I'm feeling very discouraged and I don't know what to do. I am angry at myself and so disappointed. I constantly see the number on the scale going back up whenever it goes down. I've never been at this much of a standstill before. I thought for sure I would be under 230 by now. Today the number is 234.2, but I'm sure tomorrow or within the next few days it'll go back up again. I have not been recording each weighing in here as you can see, but there have been times where I've gotten down to 232, and then there have even been times this month where it's gotten all the way up to 238 ):

        In my head I know I can get to under 230 eventually. I've come this far, I've lost over 85 pounds since the very beginning. But it just feels so far away, and a part of my brain just tells me this is it, this is the lowest I'll be at, I'm always going to be stuck at over 230... That I'm done, I can't lose anymore, I've reached that point where I'm stuck forever...

        Oh no!! What a terrible feeling. I don't understand big weight fluctuations either (I certainly have them too). But as long as you know 230 will happen (and you know it will) then you've beat that negative voice that tries to convince otherwise. I'm so glad you shared your struggle. It helped me not feel so alone in my struggle. You've been, and continue to be, such an inspiration - hugs.

        Thank you as always - I love seeing your posts! It is great reading about your journey. We're in it together for sure!

        An update:
        10/24/19 - 231.8
        Not gonna make my goal of 224 in the next 6 days... but at least I'm starting to see more progress. I suppose even if I didn't make my goal, I still won in the end as I at least lost something over the course of this challenge.

        I'll start a new thread for the next challenge in a few days! Happy to see that everyone has been trying so well this round!
      • Kiyomoo
        Kiyomoo Posts: 306 Member
        edited October 2019
        @Kiyomoo 85 lbs is no mean feat! You already proved that you can do it! Just keep going. Embrace the new you! And cherish the new habits, which helped you lose that 85 lbs. we are all here, cheering you on to be the person you want to be!
        Thank you, Terri!
        I'm so excited for you - 14.6 pounds lost this round! That's awesome! I also like seeing those goals of yours and I feel I should implement some of them to my own routine!
      • 171lake
        171lake Posts: 890 Member
        Start Day: 8/1
        End Date: 11/1
        Challenge Starting Weight: 140
        Challenge Level: ★★
        Challenge Goal weight: 130

        8/8 139.5
        8/15 139.1
        8/22 138.4
        8/29 137.7
        9/5 137.4
        9/12 136.1
        9/19 135.3
        9/26 134.5
        10/3 134.1
        10/10 133
        10/17 132.6
        10/24 132.6 (2.6 lbs to go)

      • Connie7355
        Connie7355 Posts: 496 Member
        Challenge Starting Weight: 185
        Challenge Level: 3
        Challenge Goal Weight: 170

        August:
        1st 185
        2nd 184.2
        9th 183.2
        16th183
        23rd 182.8
        30th 181.8
        August Weight Loss: -3.2lbs
        September
        6 183.4 😡
        13 180.3 😊
        20 179.6 🙂
        27 179 😊
        September Weight Loss: -2.8
        Accumulated Loss: -6.0 lbs
        October
        4 177.2
        11 178
        18 177.4
        25 176.4
        31
        November 1st:
        October Weight Loss: 2.6 lbs
        Accumulated Loss: 8.6 lbs
        Not where I want to be and not going to reach my goal but at my age I lose pretty slowly and I’m just happy to still be heading in the right direction. Also my goal is 170 which my doctor set for me so happy to be so close to it! Good luck everyone!!
      • TerriRichardson112
        TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,030 Member
        edited October 2019
        I am so pleased that I have hit my CGW. This is due, in no small measure to the accountability of posting here week after week, and seeing how hard everyone is working towards better health and fitness.

        Never give up! Never give in!

        1ac41arvflol.jpg

        😍I changed my CGW to Level 3: 152.8, in great trepidation, but here I am, and with 4 days to spare. 😍

        This will take me to my lowest weight in 40 years. I'm doing it 5 lbs at a time!
        It has taken me almost 5 years to get here!
        ==============================
        Discard 15 lbs by November 1. I weigh every day so will post every Thursday.
        CSW : 167.8
        CL: : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
        CGW: 152.8
        01/08: 167.8
        08/08: 166.9 - 0.9
        15/08: 165.2 - 2.6
        22/08: 163.4 - 4.4
        I’m hoping this downward trend continues.

        29:08: 162.2 - 5.8

        31/08: 161.6 - 6.2
        August Weight Loss = - 6.2 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
        ============================
        01/09: 161.6
        05/09: 159.4 - 2.2
        12/09: 158.8 - 2.8
        14/09: 158.2 - 3.4 (Weight popped up yesterday after celebrating DH's birthday on Friday, but it dropped down again this morning.
        18/09: 158.8 then up again!
        19/09: 158.2 - 3.4 then down again. 😂
        25/09: 157.2 - 4.4
        26/09: 157.2 - 4.4
        30/09: 156.6
        September Weight Loss = - 5
        Accumulated Weight Loss = - 11.2
        ============================
        01/10: 156.4: - 0.2
        03/10: 155.8: - 0.8
        10/10: 155.4: - 1.2
        17/10: 154.6: - 2
        24/10: 153.2: - 3.4
        27/10: 152.8: - 3.8
        Very excited to have reached my CGW!
        It's also my lowest weight since I started on MFP in Jan 2015!!!
        💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
        31/10: xxx: - ?
        October Weight loss =
        Weight on 01/11:
        Accumulated Weight Loss = 15lbs 😱 Reached CGW! UGW, here I come! Just 5 more lbs and I'm there!
        ============================

        This Challenge has given me the impetus to actually keep going, when in the past I have slipped back each time I got near to my goal weight. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement over the last 3 months. It has been invaluable to me.

        I will be delighted to join you in the next challenge.
      • quemalosuerte
        quemalosuerte Posts: 232 Member
        Challenge Starting Weight: Aug. 1: 257.4
        Challenge Level: 3-4 stars
        Challenge Goal weight: under 240

        Aug 1: 257.4
        Aug 15: 254.4 down 3lbs
        Sept 1: 251.4 down 6lbs

        Sept 8: 251.0, down .4 lbs since last week, 6.4 since start of the challenge. Was at 250.0 yesterday. Sundays and Mondays are always seem to go up a few decimal points...

        Sept 15: 248.6 down. 2.4 since last week, 8.8 since start. Best this week was 247.8 yesterday and Friday. Not bad of a “gain” after quite a tailgating experience yesterday! (In state rival, college gameday, 14 hours of tailgaiting and football only to go home 1 minute into the second quarter due to the second lightning delay, torrential downpour, and flash flooding. Watched the team lose by blowing an opportunity at the last second due to a bonehead mistake)

        Sept 22: 248.4. Down .4 since last week. Best this week was 247.0 yesterday and Friday. Tailgating did me in yesterday; the team won 72-20. Next 3 weeks off tailgating, but they're going to be busy. Next weekend is our anniversary followed immediately by my birthday mid week followed by back-to-back weddings the next 2 weekends after that. I am going to have to practice the self-control I did not show yesterday. LOL.

        Sept 29: 246.4
        Oct 6: out of town, no official weight

        Oct 13: 244.4. Down 2 lbs from my last official weigh-in 2 weeks and and 4 lbs over the last 3 weeks. Between my anniversary, my birthday, and 2 weddings, i put on some water weight that made the the last 2 weeks feel like maitenence weeks, but the past few days have been a pretty dramatic drop (243.6 yesterday). What that tells me is that even though I haven’t denied any indulgences (2 mini cupcakes at last nights wedding!) i have been making overall sustainable choices for this journey. I did change my goal for this challenge, however, because “under 240” is more realistic with 2 weeks left than my original 232.

        Oct 20: 245.4 down 12lbs ffor the challenge, but up a pound from last week, which makes sense since we had a “homegate” day yesterday and I’m full of breakfast pizza, cheese puffs, ribs, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. And drinks. And Friday was walking taco day at school (don’t be fooled by the name, it’s all taco, no walking. lol). But i am down an inch on my waist and an inch and a half on my hips, so even if the scale didn’t move, my measurements did.

        Oct 27: 241.8 yesterday for a 30 lbs total loss and 15.6 lbs loss on challenge. Up a bit today after tailgating yesterday and late night dinners 3 days this week screwing up my digestive routines. Probably won’t hit 240 by Wednesday unless i get a perfectly timed “whoosh” of water weight from this weekend.

        Oct 31:
      • marezac6815
        marezac6815 Posts: 69 Member
        I'm in!!!
        Level 4
        SW-210.8
        GW-190.8

        Aug. 1st-210.8
        Aug. 26th-205.6

        Sept. 7th. 203.2
        Sept. 15th. 201.8
        Sept. 23rd. 201.6
        Sept. 26th. 200.2
        Sept. 30th. 198.8

        Oct. 15th. 197.8
        Oct. 27th. 195.4
      • MadisonMolly2017
        MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,715 Member
        Want to get back into Maintenance weight range 153-155 (and then begin inching towards 150)

        CSW : 157.4
        CL: : ★
        CGW: 153

        01/08: 157.4
        08/08: 156.4
        15/08: 155.6
        22/08: 156.4 are out-social engagements, increased mouth hunger, more sleep, tons of strength building
        29/08: 157.2

        Aug 31: 157.9
        August Weight Loss = +0.5

        05/09: 156.6
        12/09: 156.6 more 💦 water! Leaner!
        18/09: 155.8 ❣️ graph is moving the right way & guess what? It completely coincides with colder weather!! Good to know for next summer :)
        25/09: 156 Finally making progress! Although haven’t liftedcweights in a week sonthis could be loss of water in them. Time will tell LOL whacky bodies 🤣

        Sept 30: 157
        September Weight Loss = -0.9
        Accumulated Weight Loss = -0.4

        03/10: 157.6
        10/10: 156.6
        14/10 156.6
        17/10: 157.8 (salt - eating out)

        27/10: 157.8 Beginning Moderate carb & lower calorie eating plan again. It worked before. My jeans are tight. Time for action. Definitely want to weigh 155 by Jan 1, 2020 66 days ~ 9.5 weeks I can do this.

        Oct 31:
        October Weight loss =

        Weight on Nov 1:

        Accumulated Weight Loss: +0.4
      • jenn990205
        jenn990205 Posts: 1,207 Member
        By October I hope to lose the last 8-10 pounds and be in maintenance. I have been doing this for a year now and assumed I would already be there, but alas I am still working on it. So good luck everyone! My weigh in days will be every Saturday. They seem to be my best days and the lowest.

        Challenge Starting Weight: 143.7
        Challenge Level: 2 (technically my goal is to lose 8.7 pounds)
        Challenge Goal weight: 135

        08/01: 143.7 I think this is a little higher than it should be, but we are starting here.
        08/03: 142.2 I've been here for a couple of days now, hoping for a loss next week
        08/10: 139.6 this seems super low today. It will probably bounce up a bit, but I’m happy with it today
        08/17: 142.1 I have not been doing great this last week. Monday I’m back on track I matter what.
        08/24: 142.1 same as last week but that’s ok. The last couple of weeks I have not been on my best game!
        8/31: In Texas to deal with husbands dad’s stuff

        Total Loss For August:143.6 = a loss of 0.1 pound (not a great month, lol)

        9/01: In Texas NS
        09/07: 143.8 I’m on a diet break right now so this is pretty good
        09/14: 143.2 Just getting back into the swing of things. Looking to finish strong and around 141.xxxx
        09/21: 143.7 was a lot lower yesterday, but ate Chinese for lunch. Sodium I am sure
        09/28: 140.9 super excited about this. Have seen this number a couple of times before. Hoping it will stick
        09/30: 140.9 I am going with Saturday and Sundays number. Today was 145.9 beer and lots of it yesterday.

        Total Loss For Sept: 140.9 = 2.7 pounds
        Total Loss For Challenge: : 2.8 pounds

        10/01:146.5 I changed up some medications and think this is just water retention. Hopefully it goes away soon.
        10/05: 141.5 I would have liked it to be a little lower, but these last couple of pounds in the 140’s are rough.

        10/12: 142.3 was lower all last week but had a couple of beers last night. Darn weekends and their beer.

        10/19: 141.5 still hanging out in the 140's. At this rate I am going to be lucky to lose anything this month!

        10/26: 142.3 booo!!!

        10/31:

        Total Loss For Oct:
        Total Loss For Challenge:
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