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Lose 5lbs+ in September 2019

rednote49rednote49 Posts: 117Member Member Posts: 117Member Member
Hey yall,

Hope I'm not overstepping but decided to create the September edition of the challenge. Same rules apply. Weigh in as often as you like.

Original starting weight -190lbs
September starting weight - 173lbs (salt bloat from another birthday dinner)
September goal - 168lbs (my goal will always be to lose 5lbs. Anything else is gravy :smile:
Ultimate goal - 168lbs (also I don't want to be overwhelmed. So ultimate goal will always be my goal for that month). I haven't been in the 160s in a few years so serious goal.

1st -173
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  • shallid1shallid1 Posts: 282Member Member Posts: 282Member Member
    OSW: 255
    CW: 235.2
    UGW: 180
    SEPTEMBER GW: 230.

    09/02 - 235.2
    09/09 -
    09/16 -
    09/23 -
    09/30 -
  • Cylinda30Cylinda30 Posts: 188Member Member Posts: 188Member Member
    OSW: 202
    CW: 202
    UGW: 180
    SEPTEMBER GW: 195

    09/02 - 202
    09/09 -
    09/16 -
    09/23 -
    09/30 -
  • lady_bug_jdlady_bug_jd Posts: 192Member Member Posts: 192Member Member
    Original starting weight - 230
    September starting weight - 206.6
    August goal - 201.5
    Ultimate goal - 160

    2nd - 206.6
    9th -
    16th -
    23rd -
    30th -
    Total lost September:
  • mifit125mifit125 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Thank you for getting this going!
    5'7" Female
    SW (August): 132 lbs.
    CW: 131 lbs.
    GW: 125 lbs.
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 852Member Member Posts: 852Member Member
    Female, 5'3", 58 years old for 18 more days.
    I will be weighing daily, it keeps me accountable and motivated and shows trends.
    Starting weight October 28.18 - 191
    August goal was 155 (Same as July goal) - lost 1.4 pounds for the month of August, lost 2.0 pounds in the month of July lost 0.7 pounds in the month of June. Slow going, but going. 4.1 pounds lost in 3 months, but 30 lost in 10 months so happy with that. It would be great to have lost 40 by October 28.19 - 2 months to lose 10 pounds, a girl can hope ; - )
    September goal 153
    Ultimate goal is 115

    September 01 - 158.6
    September 02 - 160.2 - Holiday weekend festivities caught up with me a bit. Hopefully I can get rid of that in a few days. Gained 1.6 in 1 day, took me almost 2 months to lose that much. It comes back way faster than I can lose it.
    September 03 - 161.7 - ouch. I am sure that tomorrow will be better.

    September Loss/Gain: Gain 3.1lbs
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 127Member Member Posts: 127Member Member
    Thank you, @rednote49

    61 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    August ending weight 147.5 (August loss 0.7 lbs)

    September starting weight - 147.3
    Spetember goal -142.3 (Same as July)

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I generally do a Friday (F) weigh-in and am adding a Monday (M) and Wednesday (W) weigh-in for accountability. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.8)
    2nd (M) - 1481 (Trend Weight 147.8)
    3rd (T) - 149.0 Ouch! (Trend Weight 147.9)
    4th (W) -
    6th (F) -
    📌 8 th -
    9th (M) -
    11th (W) -
    13th (F) -
    📌 15th -
    16th (M) -
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) -
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th -
    📌 30th -

    September Loss - ??

    Thoughts: Ugh - going the wrong way. This feels like fluid gain, fingers are puffy. Did a lot of crazy work over the weekend - literally 3 days of cleaning my car, inside and out. I started the Squat & Lunge Challenge in another thread. I already do them as part of my exercise routine and thought the accountability would be helpful. I saw a weird weight spike back in the spring after a big activity push. I remember reading that our bodies can react to that physical stress with fluid retention. I hope this is the case. It's a discouraging way to start the month.

    September Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans 👀
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal.
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 10am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    4-Week Progress:

    4w.png
  • MAXAZILIONMAXAZILION Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Thanks for starting!
    Beginning weight for the month is 205.
    This morning, I am at 207🙁
    Plan on having a good day today!
  • lalabanklalabank Posts: 447Member Member Posts: 447Member Member
    Original starting weight – 242
    September starting weight – 151
    September goal – 146
    Ultimate goal – 121 (half my starting weight)

    Sept 4th- 151
    Sept 11th-
    Sept 18th
    Sept 25th
    Sept 30th

    I’ve been relaxed this summer and just maintaining but I really want to get my focus back and get to the next level.
  • MrsPinterest34MrsPinterest34 Posts: 317Member Member Posts: 317Member Member
    Goal is 1lb a week but 5lbs a month will be great. I’ll join in and update weekly

    September 2nd 160lbs
    9/9
    9/16
    9/23
    9/30
  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    Hello everyone.

    Thank you for posting the challenge. I am new to MFP. Was a former WeightWatcher. Thought about joining again since I found it was a very good program for me, but since O took over local meetings are hard to come by and the online cost is higher. May upgrade MFP, if, and only if tech department can get my phone log in fixed (worked fine and then one day asked me to log in - since that time I have removed twice from phone, changed PW, etc. and still am unable to access via phone).

    That all said the reason why I like MFP is the logging in of foods and exercises. It's database is extensive and I have had no issues finding the foods I have eaten and/or plan to eat. It is very much like WW except I am counting calories instead of points.

    Stats
    08/24 - Starting Weight - 195.0
    09/01 - 189.0
    09/02 - 188.8
    09/03 - 188.2
    09/04 - 188.6 - I am blaming the slight gain on hurricane Dorian. Stocked up with wholesome foods/vegetables but those darn Pringles (the only junk I bought) got me!

    My ultimate goal is to hit and maintain my weight at 155. I have a medium to large frame and am 5'9". Once I start building back up the muscle, if I get much lower than 155 I start to look sickly. Another goal is to continue to log foods and exercise FOREVER! Every time I have lost and maintained for years as soon as I give up my journal the weight starts to creep up and I am back where I started. I am not so young anymore and I do not want to find myself in retirement as a sickly old lady who collects cats (lol).

    I hope everyone has a great day!
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 127Member Member Posts: 127Member Member
    61 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    August ending weight 147.5 (August loss 0.7 lbs)

    September starting weight - 147.3
    Spetember goal -142.3 (Same as July)

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I generally do a Friday (F) weigh-in and am adding a Monday (M) and Wednesday (W) weigh-in for accountability. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.8)
    2nd (M) - 1481 (Trend Weight 147.8)
    3rd (T) - 149.0 Ouch! (Trend Weight 147.9)
    4th (W) - 148.8 (Trend Weight 148.0)
    6th (F) -
    📌 8 th -
    9th (M) -
    11th (W) -
    13th (F) -
    📌 15th -
    16th (M) -
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) -
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th -
    📌 30th -

    September Loss - ??

    Thoughts: Former WWer here too, @suzstaats - loved the simplicity of the points, but you're right, the MFP database is extensive and the logging makes it easy to watch calories and macros. I also look sickly if I drop below my goal of 135 into what the charts say is "healthy."

    I see an expected down-turn on the scale as my body adjusts to my accelerated exercise routine. Would love to see a whoosh, but I generally just see a steady drop for several days. Got three days in, today is a rest day - and I will go for a walk this afternoon or evening to keep the momentum going.

    September Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans 👀
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 10am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 3500
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 21
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day - on track

    4-Week Progress:

    4w.png

    edited September 4
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 852Member Member Posts: 852Member Member
    Female, 5'3", 58 years old for 18 more days.
    I will be weighing daily, it keeps me accountable and motivated and shows trends.
    Starting weight October 28.18 - 191
    August goal was 155 (Same as July goal) - lost 1.4 pounds for the month of August, lost 2.0 pounds in the month of July lost 0.7 pounds in the month of June. Slow going, but going. 4.1 pounds lost in 3 months, but 30 lost in 10 months so happy with that. It would be great to have lost 40 by October 28.19 - 2 months to lose 10 pounds, a girl can hope ; - )
    September goal 153
    Ultimate goal is 115

    September 01 - 158.6
    September 02 - 160.2 - Holiday weekend festivities caught up with me a bit. Hopefully I can get rid of that in a few days. Gained 1.6 in 1 day, took me almost 2 months to lose that much. It comes back way faster than I can lose it.
    September 03 - 161.7 - ouch. I am sure that tomorrow will be better.
    September 04 - 159.6 - still up, but heading in the right direction

    September Loss/Gain: Gain 1.0 lbs
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