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FALL WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 (SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER) A Continuation

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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,622 Member Member Posts: 3,622 Member

    Original starting weight (March 2013) - 175.4
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    August 30, 2019 starting weight - 146.0 (ten-day rolling average 146.7)
    Ultimate goal - Maintain around 143 (range between 140 - 150)

    I had achieved my goal last Winter and gone into maintenance. I have mostly stayed within my goal range, but have bounced around a bit. Now as the seasons change again, a new maintenance challenge awaits. I'm sticking to it!

    September 1: 143.0 (10-day average 145.8) This is the meteorological beginning of fall.
    September 2: 148.2 (10-day average 146.0) Look how the scale went up so much but the average just a little.
    September 9: 147.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    September 16: 144.0 (10-day average 144.4)
    September 23: 141.8 (10-day average 142.7) Equinox - astronomical start of fall. I am now at my goal weight.
    September 30: 139.4 (10-day average 141.4)
    September Goal: 143
    September Actual: I passed my goal and kept losing. Not a real problem yet, and I'm happy with it.

    October 7: 139.2 (10-day average 140.0)
    October 14: 144.4 (10-day average 141.1)
    October 21: 142.2 (10-day average 142.4)
    October 28: 142.6 (10-day average 143.3)
    October 31 - 144.6 (10-day average 143.8)
    October Goal: 143
    October Actual: Uh oh. I am up from my monthly goal.

    November 4: 146.0 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 11:
    November 18:
    November 25:

    Weight lost this week: Scale says I gained 3.8 pounds, and ten-day average says a half pound. This feels bad, but when I looked on my spreadsheet, today's scale weight is actually the goal weight I had set for myself back in January 2018 when I started on MFP, so I should still be happy. But I have lowered my goal since then, and I'm far enough above I might slide back to a goal of slow loss versus maintaining. Or just get a better control of the really yummy foods I've been cooking and eating out.


    November Goal: 143.0
    November Actual: Check back to see how this goes closer to the end of the month

    Challenge Weight loss goal: Range between 142-148
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: I'm still in my goal range by scale and average, just not by much. I had expanded my goal range, but I'm still using the old tighter one. For now I just need to stop the gain.

    Actually.... I just glanced at the beginning of this challenge, and my scale weight was exactly the same then (August 30) as today, and my ten-day average was higher. OK. I will stop beating myself up and get back to my plan. Thanks for letting me try to work through it here.

  • denjan333denjan333 Member, Premium Posts: 158 Member Member, Premium Posts: 158 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 264.3 @ Aug 17, 2019
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 256.2 lbs

    Sept.2: 256.2 lbs
    Sept. 9: 254.4 lbs
    Sept.16: 252.8 lbs
    Sept.23: 252.2 lbs
    Sept.30: 248.8 lbs

    Sept. Goal: 248.0 lbs
    Sept. Actual: 248.8 lbs

    Oct. 7: 247.0 lbs
    Oct. 14: 244.6 lbs
    Oct. 21: 242.0 lbs
    Oct. 28: 240.2 lbs

    Oct. Goal: 240.0 lbs
    Oct. Actual: 240.2

    Nov. 4: 237.8
    Nov. 11:
    Nov. 18:
    Nov. 25:

    Nov. Goal: 232.0 lbs
    Nov. Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 2.4 lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 32.2 lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 18.4 lbs (to date)

    My work is having a "bake-off" challenge. Today is chocolate cake day. My willpower is working overtime today!!!
  • jeannevmjeannevm Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    FALL WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 (SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER)

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 194 lbs. 9/13/2012
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 154.6 lbs. on 8/30/2019

    Sept.2: 151.6
    Sept. 9: 152.4
    Sept.16: 152.4
    Sept.23: 152.4
    Sept.30: 150.8

    Sept. Goal: 148
    Sept. Actual: 150.8 (-3.8 lbs)

    Oct. 7: 150.4
    Oct. 14: 150.2
    Oct. 21: 149.8
    Oct. 28: 150.8

    Oct. Goal: 146
    Oct. Actual: 150.8 0 lbs lost

    Nov. 4: 150.6
    Nov. 11:
    Nov. 18:
    Nov. 25:

    Nov. Goal: 144
    Nov. Actual:

    Dec. 2:
    Dec. 9:
    Dec. 16:
    Dec. 23:
    Dec. 30:

    Dec. Goal: 140
    Dec. Actual:

    Weight lost this week: .2 lbs.
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 24 lbs.
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • docbeauty1docbeauty1 Member Posts: 78 Member Member Posts: 78 Member
    Sept.2:199.2
    Sept. 9: on holiday
    Sept.16:203.4
    Sept.23:196.8
    Sept.30:192.8

    Sept. Goal: 189.2lb ( -10lb)
    Sept. Actual:192.8lb (-6.4lb)

    Oct. 7: 189.2lb
    Oct. 14: 189.2lb
    Oct. 21: 186.8lb
    Oct. 28: 185 lb

    Oct. Goal: 182.8 (-10lb)
    Oct. Actual: 185 (7.8lb)

    Nov. 4: 185lb
    Nov. 11:
    Nov. 18:
    Nov. 25:

    Nov. Goal: 5bl
    Nov. Actual:

    Dec. 2:
    Dec. 9:
    Dec. 16:
    Dec. 23:
    Dec. 30:

    Dec. Goal:
    Dec. Actual:

    Weight lost this week: - 0lb
    Challenge Weight loss goal:
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: -14.2lb
  • happysquidmuffinhappysquidmuffin Member Posts: 522 Member Member Posts: 522 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT & DATE WITH MFP: 205 lb 6/08/19 (highest weight before I gave birth)
    CHALLENGE START WT: 171.5 lb 8/23/19.

    Sept.2: 169.5
    Sept. 9: 168
    Sept.16: 166.5
    Sept.23: 166
    Sept.30: 162.5

    Sept. Goal: 165
    Sept. Actual: 162.5

    Oct. 7: 162
    Oct. 14: 162
    Oct. 21: 161.5
    Oct. 28: 160.5

    Oct. Goal: 162 (revised goal: 159)
    Oct. Actual: 160.5

    Nov. 4: 159
    Nov. 11:
    Nov. 18:
    Nov. 25:

    Nov. Goal: 160 (rev. goal: 157)
    Nov. Actual:

    Dec. 2:
    Dec. 9:
    Dec. 16: Dec. 23: Dec. 30:

    Dec. Goal: 158 (rev. goal: 155)
    Dec. Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 1.5 lb YAY!
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 16.5 lb
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 12.5 lb

    Bye bye, 160’s!
  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 368 Member Member Posts: 368 Member
    durhammfp wrote: »
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    Goal: Transition to maintenance, with about 5-10 lbs to lose, Friday weigh-ins.

    USW: 202.0 (Sept 1, 2018)
    CSW: 158.6 (Sept 1, 2019)

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159

    09/06: Travel
    09/13: 161.2
    09/20: 160.2*
    09/27:
    Sep Actual:

    Oct Goal: 157-158
    Nov Goal: 156-157
    Dec Goal: 155-156

    *I started a C25K program recently. I have never run before (or done any strenuous exercise, really, since my 20s) and do not know how this might affect my weight. So I have decided to change my goals and lose even more slowly...at least until I see how this all plays out. I feel like I might be going into recomp.

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159

    09/06: Travel
    09/13: 161.2
    09/20: 160.2
    09/27: 158.6
    09/30: 158.2*

    I had taken an intentional diet break during the first two weeks of the month and started a C25K program in the middle of the month, so I am essentially back to where I started on Sept 1. Going forward, I should be able to stay more on the losing side of the equation...I hope.

    Oct Goal: 156-158

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04

    Looks like my body may be adjusting to C25K.

    Also, I have decided to start recording my ten-day moving average, instead of my day-of, weight.

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159
    Sept Actual: 158.2

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32*

    *Traveling for almost a week, starting early tomorrow, so I'm posting a little early this week.

    Finished W4R2 today for C25K.

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159
    Sept Actual: 158.2

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32
    10/10 to 10/16: Travel
    10/18: 161.4

    Back to where I started and more. And I'll be traveling again the last week of the month...to NOLA. Let's just see if I can maintain exactly where I am right now, I think that might be where I'm headed. :-(

    On the good news side of the equation, I am still on schedule for C25K and will finish week 5 tomorrow... injury free and still loving every minute of it. So I guess that counts for something.

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32
    10/10 to 10/16: Travel
    10/18: 161.40
    10/25: 159.38

    As far as C25K, finished W6R3 yesterday.

    Since I'm starting to travel for a few days, I'm closing out a little early. Looks like I lost some water weight...associated with my last trip, perhaps?

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32
    10/10 to 10/16: Travel
    10/18: 161.40
    10/25: 159.38
    10/29: 158.00
    10/30 to 11/02: Travel

    Technically, I met the upper limit of my weight goal but that is also about where I ended September. I'm still treading water.

    As far as C25K, I met my end-of-month goal by finishing W7R2.

    Nov Start: 160.00
    Nov Goal: 156-157

    11/05: 159.62

    Running W8R2 of C25K this morning.

    edited November 2019
  • peachvine29peachvine29 Member Posts: 399 Member Member Posts: 399 Member
    Female / 26 years old / 5’7.5’’
    HW: 200 lbs. / MFP SW: 190 lbs. in Feb. 2018 / GW: 120 lbs. by Fall 2020

    *Fall 2019 Challenge*

    (moving average weights)
    3-Sep 136.5
    9-Sep 135.9
    16-Sep 135.9
    23-Sep 133.9
    30-Sep 134.6
    7-Oct 135.9
    14-Oct 135.5
    21-Oct 136.9
    28-Oct 134.6
    4-Nov 135.1
    11-Nov
    18-Nov
    25-Nov
    2-Dec
    9-Dec
    16-Dec
    23-Dec
    30-Dec

    Challenge Goal Weight: 132.5 lbs.
    Moving Average Difference for the Challenge: 1.4 lbs. over 10 weeks (2.6 lb.s to go!
    )
    edited November 2019
  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 368 Member Member Posts: 368 Member
    durhammfp wrote: »
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    durhammfp wrote: »
    durhammfp wrote: »
    durhammfp wrote: »
    durhammfp wrote: »
    durhammfp wrote: »
    Goal: Transition to maintenance, with about 5-10 lbs to lose, Friday weigh-ins.

    USW: 202.0 (Sept 1, 2018)
    CSW: 158.6 (Sept 1, 2019)

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159

    09/06: Travel
    09/13: 161.2
    09/20: 160.2*
    09/27:
    Sep Actual:

    Oct Goal: 157-158
    Nov Goal: 156-157
    Dec Goal: 155-156

    *I started a C25K program recently. I have never run before (or done any strenuous exercise, really, since my 20s) and do not know how this might affect my weight. So I have decided to change my goals and lose even more slowly...at least until I see how this all plays out. I feel like I might be going into recomp.

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159

    09/06: Travel
    09/13: 161.2
    09/20: 160.2
    09/27: 158.6
    09/30: 158.2*

    I had taken an intentional diet break during the first two weeks of the month and started a C25K program in the middle of the month, so I am essentially back to where I started on Sept 1. Going forward, I should be able to stay more on the losing side of the equation...I hope.

    Oct Goal: 156-158

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04

    Looks like my body may be adjusting to C25K.

    Also, I have decided to start recording my ten-day moving average, instead of my day-of, weight.

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159
    Sept Actual: 158.2

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32*

    *Traveling for almost a week, starting early tomorrow, so I'm posting a little early this week.

    Finished W4R2 today for C25K.

    Sept Start: 158.6
    Sept Goal: 158-159
    Sept Actual: 158.2

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32
    10/10 to 10/16: Travel
    10/18: 161.4

    Back to where I started and more. And I'll be traveling again the last week of the month...to NOLA. Let's just see if I can maintain exactly where I am right now, I think that might be where I'm headed. :-(

    On the good news side of the equation, I am still on schedule for C25K and will finish week 5 tomorrow... injury free and still loving every minute of it. So I guess that counts for something.

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32
    10/10 to 10/16: Travel
    10/18: 161.40
    10/25: 159.38

    As far as C25K, finished W6R3 yesterday.

    Since I'm starting to travel for a few days, I'm closing out a little early. Looks like I lost some water weight...associated with my last trip, perhaps?

    Oct Start: 158.2
    Oct Goal: 156-158

    10/04: 158.04
    10/09: 158.32
    10/10 to 10/16: Travel
    10/18: 161.40
    10/25: 159.38
    10/29: 158.00
    10/30 to 11/02: Travel

    Technically, I met the upper limit of my weight goal but that is also about where I ended September. I'm still treading water.

    As far as C25K, I met my end-of-month goal by finishing W7R2.

    Nov Start: 160.00
    Nov Goal: 156-157

    11/05: 159.62
    11/08: 156.82

    Chalking this weight loss up to glycogen depletion from yesterday's run. Still trying to learn how my new running program intersects with my weightloss program.

    Running W9R1 of C25K tomorrow.



  • GR8TAWKGR8TAWK Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    Start Date: Sept. 2
    SW: 204
    Loss Goal this challenge: 15 lbs Actual Loss this challenge:

    Sept. 2: 204
    Sept. 9: 202
    Sept.16: 200
    Sept.23: 198
    Sept.30: 198 (6 lb loss this month)

    Oct. 07: 198
    Oct. 14: 197
    Oct. 21: 196
    Oct. 28: 194 (4 lb loss this month)

    Nov. 4 192
    Nov 11
    Nov 18
    Nov 25
  • whitewave39whitewave39 Member Posts: 95 Member Member Posts: 95 Member
    FALL WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 (SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER)

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL), Aug : 186.8
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 187

    Sept.2: 183.6
    Sept. 9: 184.6 (I believe this is actually correct...got a new scale last week, was not calibrated correctly! 😡)
    Sept.16: 184.6 ...weighed in again today (Sept. 20) scale said: 182.2!! so...I'm very happy about this! 😁 I'll try again on Mon., the 23rd...
    Sept.23: 181.6 (I am more used to weighing myself on Fridays so I will probably be posting to my updates here 2x per week...if I keep that up! So far, I'm doing OK... 😉 ...On Friday Sept. 27 I weighed in @ 180.6.~ lost another pound!! yea!
    Sept.30: 181.6 ...Well, that's kinda disappointing! I think it's partly due to swelling in my ankles, plus extra calories yesterday, AND most of all a real lack of exercise last week! But no worries here...I've hit plateaus before! I'll just keep on keepin' on!! Here's to a better week, right?!? 😉

    Sept. Goal: by the 30th I want to be down to 180.
    Sept. Actual: 181.6 (loss of 5.4 lbs)

    Oct 7: (will weigh in for this date when the time comes) Today, the 4th, I weighed in @ 179.6! So it pays to PAY ATTENTION,. .....right?!? LOL ....weighed in again today, Monday, the 7th ~ still @ 179.6. I was hoping to lose that ".6" over the weekend...but who can resist homemade mac'n'cheese??! Oh well...back to the treadmill...onward and downward, as they say.... 💪
    Oct 14: OK...so here it is, Friday 11 Oct ~ weighing in @ 177.6! lost another 2 lbs!!! 😁 See you all on Monday! ...~~ And now it's Monday the 14th, so once again....GOOD NEWS for yours truly: 176.8 lbs! I am feeling REALLY good about all this....lost 10.2 lbs, very hopeful about making my goal by the end of the year!
    Oct 21: And now, for my Friday weigh-in, I am now down another 1/2 lb: 176.2. ...very encouraging! I've lost 1.5 lbs in the past week, even tho' I have not had a chance to do any real workout in the past few days. But today will be different, I have promised myself! I am home all day so there is NO excuse! ...and I will see how Monday's results shape up... ... ... Monday, the 21st: OUCH!! Today, Monday Oct 21 ~ UP a pound. weighed in this morning @ 177.2...I knew that 2nd cupcake yesterday was a mistake, but how many times does my youngest turn 31yo, right? 🎂 ...I don't see myself making my Oct goal of 175 lbs, but we shall see...I still have over a week til then, so maybe if I FOCUS this week I can come close! (even tho next week I have my granddaughter's b*day party ~ turning 8yo, born on Halloween 🎃) ...I will be more careful...
    Oct 28: And here we are, on Friday 25 Oct, with my usual end-of-week post: This morning I came in @ 176.2 ~ so I lost that lb that was nagging at my conscience all week!! haha Big family get-together this Sunday @ my sister's house, so I will have to be especially diligent. *fingers crossed* ..... Monday, the 28th: 176.2 lbs. I am not gonna be disappointed about this ~ didn't gain, didn't lose (since Friday) and just relieved that I maintained yesterday @ the party! Only ONE slice of pizza...lol. The trouble with parties is this: the company is a delight. The food is delicious...but...I never know the count on anything!! 😱 ...but it was wonderful to see everybody! 😍 ...so I don't care lol.

    Oct goal: 175
    Oct actual: 174.4 (loss of another 7.2 lbs) 😂

    Nov. 4: Today, Friday Nov 1 ~ weighed in this morning @ 174.4!! So I made my goal after all...and then some! It was a bit of a surprise ~ but a happy one. No one was home last night so I have no idea if we had any beggars or not...but we had no candy to give out because of other plans. And now I discovered a huge bag of leftover Halloween candy that my daughter brought home from a friend's house! I will just NOT snack too much on that. LOL ... 🎃🍫🍭....And once again, it's weigh-in day: Monday Nov 4 ~ down to 173 lbs!! so happy and proud of myself (if I may be allowed to boast here LOL) ...another birthday yesterday ~ my granddaughter turned 8yo on Halloween, so once again, cupcakes & IC all around! It was lots of fun 😂 but, remembering last week I made sure to hold back on those extra treats, and now it's paid off! kinda proud of myself .... 🤣...

    Nov. 11: Today is actually Sunday Nov 10, but I'm logging in early (rather late cuz I wasn't here on Friday) but I'm still @ 173lbs. I was holding more than usual on Friday ~ actually went UP 2lbs due to not enough working out, water weight, probably those darned cupcakes sitting on the kitchen counter all week(even tho' I counted them as meals, not snacks: eat one, skip lunch 😖) ~ so I decided to weigh myself a day early just to check up on myself. So, I'm happy that I lost those 2lbs but I still wish I could be lighter than this. I feel like this past week has been a waste.... from now on NO MORE CUPCAKES. ...even if they get thrown OUT! 😡
    Nov. 18:
    Nov. 25:

    Nov. Goal: 168 *revised*
    Nov. Actual:

    Weight lost this week:
    Challenge weight loss goal: 20-25lbs (my own goal ~ 20lbs)
    Actual weight loss for the challenge:
    edited November 2019
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,622 Member Member Posts: 3,622 Member

    Original starting weight (March 2013) - 175.4
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    August 30, 2019 starting weight - 146.0 (ten-day rolling average 146.7)
    Ultimate goal - Maintain around 143 (range between 140 - 150)

    I had achieved my goal last Winter and gone into maintenance. I have mostly stayed within my goal range, but have bounced around a bit. Now as the seasons change again, a new maintenance challenge awaits. I'm sticking to it!

    September 1: 143.0 (10-day average 145.8) This is the meteorological beginning of fall.
    September 2: 148.2 (10-day average 146.0) Look how the scale went up so much but the average just a little.
    September 9: 147.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    September 16: 144.0 (10-day average 144.4)
    September 23: 141.8 (10-day average 142.7) Equinox - astronomical start of fall. I am now at my goal weight.
    September 30: 139.4 (10-day average 141.4)
    September Goal: 143
    September Actual: I passed my goal and kept losing. Not a real problem yet, and I'm happy with it.

    October 7: 139.2 (10-day average 140.0)
    October 14: 144.4 (10-day average 141.1)
    October 21: 142.2 (10-day average 142.4)
    October 28: 142.6 (10-day average 143.3)
    October 31 - 144.6 (10-day average 143.8)
    October Goal: 143
    October Actual: Uh oh. I am up from my monthly goal.

    November 4: 146.0 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 11: 145.6 (10-day average 144.6) - checking in a day early this week as I'm going to be in a rush tomorrow at 05:30
    November 18:
    November 25:

    Weight lost this week: Scale says I lost about half a pound, but my ten-day average is up almost a whole pound. My mass has been slowly climbing since the beginning of October. I'm still well below where I got in August, so all is not lost. In fact, it's really not that bad at all, it just looks like it to me sometimes. In reality, I'm still near the middle of my goal range, and my weighted moving average weight is just a couple pounds over my goal. But in my head I look at that graph and just see a line going up instead of holding steady or dropping back to my actual goal. In reality, I am actually below the initial goal I set a couple years ago when I started my current journey, so I just need to see this as success rather than failure. Isn't it funny how our brains tease us like this. Because I know I'm doing fine, but somehow it just doesn't feel like it. I know I'm not alone in this. Thanks for letting me rant about it.


    November Goal: 143.0
    November Actual: Check back to see how this goes closer to the end of the month

    Challenge Weight loss goal: Range between 142-148
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: I'm still in my goal range by scale and average, just not by as much as I prefer. I had expanded my goal range, but I'm still using the old tighter one. For now I just need to stop the gain.

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