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Lose 5lbs+ in September 2019

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  • cpanuscpanus Posts: 13,963Member Member Posts: 13,963Member Member
    69 years old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion... :D...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.

    Heaviest: 192.2
    Sept GW: 133.0
    UGW: 132.2

    08/26 - 135.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...four days in the hospital helped this along...
    08/31 - 134.8 at 7:00 a.m.

    I weigh in on Monday.

    09/01 - 134.8 at 7:00 a.m.
    09/02 - 134.8 at 4:00 a.m.
    09/09 - 135.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    09/16 -
    09/23 -
    09/30 -

    Chris
  • Amara411Amara411 Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    Hey I'm late to this but here goes anyway
    Female 5'1 (ish)
    SW 187.2
    Challenge GW 182
    GW 150
    UGW 125

    Sep 9th 185.4lbs
  • LenamarshaeLenamarshae Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    Hi Everyone! I’m in for the challenge:

    Sep SW: 154
    September goal weight: 149
    Ultimate goal weight: 140

    Sep 1: 154
    Sep 9: 155
    Sep 16:
    Sep 23:
    Sep 30:

    Good Luck Everyone! Let’s do it!

    Sep 9: 155 :(

    Not sure why I gained, I haven’t logged as diligently as I usually do. So, will really step up in that area this week.

    I honestly love working out, so I’m guessing it’s the food.

    I’d be appreciative of any tips! Thank you!
  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    Hello everyone.

    Stats
    08/24 - Starting Weight - 195.0
    09'19 Goal - 184.0
    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!
    09/05 - 188.2 - Back to pre-hurricane warning weight.
    09/06 - 188.0
    09/07 - 186.8
    09/08 - 186.2
    09/09 - 186.4
    09/10 - 186.0

    I tried something new today. Instead of just walking in the morning I decided to add arm weights and do reps as I was walking. It's like a BOGO at the supermarket. Actually felt good - heartbeat was up and the time flew by since I was concentrating on the lifts during the walk.

    I am enjoying the quick loss right now. I started changing my lifestyle on 08/26. I went from a complete couch potato to watching my diet (daily logging and meal planning) and trying to get a minimum of 30 minutes cardio each day. I know the weight loss will slow as my body acclimates to its new normal. In order to combat that I am starting to look for ways to change it up and get that heart rate going (hence the weight experiment).

    Ok, enough from me. I hope everyone has a positive day. Remember most things are only a brief moment in time, breath deeply and let it pass.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 1,248Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,248Member, Premium Member
    suzstaats wrote: »
    Hello everyone.

    I am enjoying the quick loss right now. I started changing my lifestyle on 08/26. I went from a complete couch potato to watching my diet (daily logging and meal planning) and trying to get a minimum of 30 minutes cardio each day. I know the weight loss will slow as my body acclimates to its new normal. In order to combat that I am starting to look for ways to change it up and get that heart rate going (hence the weight experiment).

    It's great you're working on your fitness. It's one of the three legs of the stool. It builds strength and cardiovascular health. Nutrition is another let -- it fuels your body. But if your goal is weight loss, your main focus might be calorie intake. You can do it! Keep letting us know about your success!

  • Will_Run_for_FoodWill_Run_for_Food Posts: 550Member Member Posts: 550Member Member
    September SW: 159 lbs
    September GW: 154 lbs
    Ultimate GW: 145 lbs

    Sept 1: 159 lbs
    Sept 9: 157 lbs
    Sept 16:
    Sept 23:
    Sept 30:
  • GW4321GW4321 Posts: 409Member Member Posts: 409Member Member
    Getting a late start on this challenge, but losing 5lbs is still a realistic goal so I'll give it a shot. Good luck everyone.

    September SW: 239 lbs
    September GW: 234 lbs
    Ultimate GW: 215 lbs

    Sept 9: 239 lbs
    Sept 16:
    Sept 23:
    Sept 30:
    edited September 10
  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    Good day everyone.

    Reducing Stats to weekly, except for the current week. Early morning, again. Up at 4:00 am and decided to take advantage of the morning. Brisk 30-minute walk and meal planning for the duration of the work week.

    During my walk I contemplated the reasons why I need to get back to healthy. I am not so young anymore (in my mind I am 35) and I want to be sure I can live an active retirement. The Appalachian Trail fascinates me and I would love to drive across the country and visit the national parks.

    I also thought back to 09/11, where I was and what I was thinking. A co-worker came in to work and said a small passenger plane hit one of the towers (she heard this on the radio). We all grew concerned as rumors began to pass around the teams. We patiently watched CNN (it took 20 minutes to come up) and when the first picture appeared I said to everyone that's not a passenger plane - that's a 747. We were all shocked. As the news developed and people became aware of what was happening all I could think of was getting home to my husband. TG I worked for a passionate company and they told us to go home and be with our loved ones.

    So let's be thankful today - we have life. There are many living in anguish as this day approaches. Let's send positive thoughts and prayers to them as they get through this day.

    Stats
    08/24 - Starting Weight - 195.0
    09'19 Goal - 184.0
    09/01 - 189.0
    09/08 - 186.2
    09/09 - 186.4
    09/10 - 186.0
    09/11 - 185.8

    Once again I write/speak too much. Maybe it's time to start a blog (probably no one would read it - ha). Take care one and all.
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 855Member Member Posts: 855Member Member
    @suzstaats

    Oh no, you don't write too much!
    It is nice to see something besides our stats each day : - )
    Keep it coming.
  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    @suzstaats

    Oh no, you don't write too much!
    It is nice to see something besides our stats each day : - )
    Keep it coming.

    Thanks! Will do. If I get too crazy just let me know! LOL!
  • lauraw0091lauraw0091 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    First post ever/ new to the app so please be patient with me.
    Am I even doing this right lol...

    SW 248
    GW 243
    UGW 165

    Turning 49 in a few weeks and have decided its now or never! I am dedicating one full year to work on me.
    By my 50th birthday I hope to be at my UGW and be able to do 30-45 min of high cardio workouts.

    Starting late this month but I’m gonna try hard to make it happen anyway!
    Sept 10 - 248
    Sept 17 -
    Sept 24 -
    Sept 30 -
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 1,248Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,248Member, Premium Member
    lauraw0091 wrote: »
    First post ever/ new to the app so please be patient with me.
    Am I even doing this right lol...

    You're doing it right. Welcome, and let's stick to it. That's all it takes. There will be hiccups along the way, but just keep focused on where we're going. Here's the challenge: If we're patient with you, you have to be patient with yourself because that's what it takes. Oh boy howdy it takes a lot, so... let's do it!

  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    Hello everyone.

    I would like to thank those for the positive thoughts and friend request.

    This morning my head was full of thoughts - it is not unusual as I am fully awake when I get up. Main thought today was, wow, tomorrow is Friday the 13th and there will be a full moon. It's my lucky day! Next thought, why do so many cultures and religions feel the day is unlucky? I had to take a quick refresher online and found my name is unlucky. It's interesting I have always felt blessed. Here's a thought....in buildings, most floors are numbered 11, 12, 14, etc.. Technically, one is still on the 13th floor no matter how the floors are numbered. I have to ask some of friends in the travel industry if people still avoid staying on the 14th floor or are the rooms on the 14th floor discounted?

    Stats
    08/24 - Starting Weight - 195.0
    09'19 Goal - 184.0
    09/01 - 189.0
    09/08 - 186.2
    09/09 - 186.4
    09/10 - 186.0
    09/11 - 185.8
    09/12 - 185.6

    Glad to see the scale is moving in the right direction and the meal and get moving plan is working. I am starting to feel better and am seeing body improvements. My stomach is not as big and I have almost dropped a size. And, yes, all of the larger sized clothes will be donated. This is my third reset (it seems to take place every 10 years or so) and I have found if the size is not in the closet I cannot go up. It does keep me on track and I look forward to buying a new piece or two as I move down to my ideal weight (I have kept my favorites in smaller sizes). In the past as I slowly gain I do find myself buying larger sizes, but this go around I avoided it. I simply would not buy any more clothes at my current size. Yes, I had many closet challenges. But, it finally got to me and made me make a change.

    Enough about me. I hope everyone has a great day. Every moment is a chance to begin again and a slip does not mean a fall. It's a chance to review what is going on in your head/life/day and recognize it for what it is and then move forward.

    PS: My friend located her family in the Bahamas (all 5). Only one was seriously injured - wall fell on his leg and he could not extract himself when they found him 3 days later gangrene had set in. His leg from right above the knee down had to be removed. He is recovering. They are all thankful for life. Please continue to send your positive thoughts and prayers to those on the islands.

    PSS: I remembered another WW tip. You know all of those catered meeting lunches at work where they leave the leftover sandwiches, snacks, salads, etc. in the lunchroom for everyone to enjoy. Think of them as being someone else's leftovers (it sort of turns me off when I think about it - but of course if I was starving it would not be).

    Ok, once again way too much jabbering. Until next time.............
  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    lauraw0091 wrote: »
    First post ever/ new to the app so please be patient with me.
    Am I even doing this right lol...

    Sept 30 -

    Hi! I just started too (3 weeks in)! The MFP community is great and very supportive. We are all on a journey and understand the challenges and the successes. Congratulations on your decision and wish you the best on hitting your goals.
  • nicnznicnz Posts: 126Member, Premium Member Posts: 126Member, Premium Member
    Next week's going to be a challenge with me being out of town for 2 days, then a birthday celebration later in week. Here's the progess so far...

    OW: 82kg - ish (waaay back)
    UGW: 63kg/138lbs (or 2.5" off waist)
    AUG 2019 Average: 70.1kg/154.5lbs
    SEP 2019 Goal: 67.5kg/148lbs

    5/09/19 -- 69.0kg (yay lightest have been in almost a year!
    12/09/19 -- 68.6kg -- still heading in right direction ^^
    edited September 12
  • jenn990205jenn990205 Posts: 777Member Member Posts: 777Member Member
    I will be here again, but I think I am taking a diet break for the next couple of weeks. I didn't really get anywhere in August because to be honest I lost my motivation. I have been on this journey for over a year now and have lost just over 35 pounds, but I am tired. Last month was a really rough month with some family issues that needed to be taken care of and now my birthday is coming up in a couple of days. So I am eating at maintenance until the 15th and will get back to my losing routine and finally get rid of these last couple of pounds. My ultimate goal is 135-138. I have been hovering between 142-145 the last month, so I am super close, but exhausted at the same time.


    Original starting weight - 178
    September starting weight - 8/30 weigh in 143.6
    September goal - 141
    Ultimate goal - 135-138

    1st - 143.6 on 8/30 before I left for FIL funeral in Texas
    5th- 145.1 still working on restaurant and water weight from 4 days in Texas
    12th - 145.6 I am officially 40 year old! Where has the time gone, lol. I have been able to maintain and live normally for about 5 weeks now. Even with all the stress of my FIL passing and all the craziness of my kids getting back into their new school years I have been able to do it. I have 2 in college (different schools), a senior in high-school, an 8th grader, and a 5th grader, lol, so when I say it's been crazy I mean it. I am really looking forward to getting under 140 and reaching my goal, so the diet break is over. Back at it today! Let's see what I can do the last half of the month.

    19th -
    26th -
    30th -
  • serendipity22serendipity22 Posts: 245Member Member Posts: 245Member Member
    Original starting weight – 247
    September starting weight – 228
    September goal – 223
    Ultimate goal – 138

    09/01 - 228
    09/09 - (I forgot to weigh myself on 9/9)
    09/16 -
    09/23 -
    09/30 -
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 855Member Member Posts: 855Member Member
    Original starting weight – 247
    September starting weight – 228
    September goal – 223
    Ultimate goal – 138

    09/01 - 228
    09/09 - (I forgot to weigh myself on 9/9)
    09/16 -
    09/23 -
    09/30 -

    Some of us weigh every day, just adjust your post to the day that you weigh in. You are already down almost 20 pounds!! Great!
    edited September 14
  • gzbrambilagzbrambila Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Sept 1 - 169.8
    Sept 13 - 167.6
  • SuziQ113SuziQ113 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    Buenos dias!

    Yesterday was a blow out. Awakened at 1:00 am with no more sleep in sight, no real motivation, and work! Made it through the day, but meals were sloppy and no exercise. Feeling like the blob this morning. TG it's Saturday and I am back at it. Lots of work in the garden (I feel like it's better than the gym - all of those squats!), housework, and errands which will keep me moving through the day. Hopeful the tropical depression doesn't rain out too much of the day because I would love to get a nice outside walk in.

    Stats
    08/24 - Starting Weight - 195.0
    09'19 Goal - 184.0
    09/01 - 189.0
    09/08 - 186.2
    09/09 - 186.4
    09/10 - 186.0
    09/11 - 185.8
    09/12 - 185.6
    09/14 - 185.4

    Interesting article on line about recording food intake. It's by Samantha Lauriello, Health, originally posted February 25, 2019, titled, Scientists Swear by this Weight-loss Trick that Only Takes 15 Minutes a Day. It's based upon a study published in the journal Obesity. Basic message is those who record everything they eat lost more weight than those who did not. As stated in one of my previous posts I find this to be true for both weight loss and maintenance. I am good as long as I keep a food journal. :)

    I hope everyone has a positive day and is able to stick to their goals!
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