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Lose 5lbs + in September 2019

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  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 855Member Member Posts: 855Member Member
    Thank you @SamanthaLouiseMence for checking with mari-moulin : - )

    @LisaW57 That sounds good. Seems like you are working everything. Side bends I never think of, but they must be so great for the core and to release the rib cage and lift the body afterward.

    I used to do more with weights, but kind of switched over to mostly dance, and of course ice skating. I think that I fancied having a dancer's body instead of a weight-lifter's body - not that I will ever have either lol.
    I joined a push-up thread at the end of 2018 for a couple of months and then slowly I was the only one posting so gave that up. I really should try to get back to putting in 25 push-ups per day, it doesn't take long. I have started doing triceps (25 reps with 3 pounds) more regularly lately.
    I guess that I get my squats and lunges in with hip-hop dancing type moves as squats, and ice skating as lunges. (and burn 600 calories) Really hardly move my arms skating unless acting silly.
    It was definitely better for my bit of a sore shoulder to take the day off of Zumba-esque stuff (dancing is so much arms). I will likely do a quick dance one in the morning before work tomorrow unless 1 day of rest for my shoulder wasn't enough. I really like to get my joints moving, stretch in all directions, start my metabolism fire burning, and get oxygen to my brain before work. Pretty hard to do if you don't lift your arms up.

    I am always interested in which activities people are doing that they like enough to be consistent with. It seems like lots of people on MFP get into running, but that is definitely not for me - top heavy, and more of a turtle than a hare.
    edited September 12
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 855Member Member Posts: 855Member Member
    Female, 5'3", 58 years old for 08 more days.
    I will be weighing daily, it keeps me accountable and motivated and shows trends.
    Starting weight October 28.18 - 191
    September start 158.6
    September goal 153
    Ultimate goal is 115

    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, and 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 and try ; - )

    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 05 - 159.3 - I will try to get in extra workouts today.
    September 06 - 159.8
    September 07 - 159.7 - So the first week of the month is a bit of a bust so far, but I am determined to push through.
    September 08 - 159.5 - I have been really "good", so am hoping to get out of the Gain column and into the Loss column soon.
    September 09 - 160.3 - no comment
    September 10 - 159.3
    September 11 - 159.3 - Ice skating today : - ) It is early in the season for that, so one session only this week. It will ramp up in October as will my muscles associating with it.
    September 12 - 159.6 - Thursday

    September Loss/Gain: Gain 1 lbs
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 855Member Member Posts: 855Member Member
    Woohoo @LisaW57!!! Congratulations on both the weight loss and taking a much needed day off!
  • 171lake171lake Posts: 629Member Member Posts: 629Member Member
    Original starting weight - 172.6
    September starting weight - 138.3
    August goal - 133
    Ultimate goal - 120

    Weigh in day on Friday
    1st - 138.3
    6th- 137.1
    13th- 135.9
    20th
    27th
    30th

    September loss: (-2.4 lbs of 5.3 lbs)

  • adriana_ancaadriana_anca Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Original starting weight - 78kg
    September starting weight - 76.9kg
    September goal - 74kg
    Ultimate goal - a healthy weight

    Weigh in day on Friday:
    1st - 76.9kg
    6th - 76.3kg
    13th - 75.9kg
    20th
    27th
    30th
  • Connie7355Connie7355 Posts: 377Member Member Posts: 377Member Member
    Original starting weight – 253
    September starting weight – 192.6
    September goal – 187.6
    Ultimate goal – 145 to 155 (We’ll see when we get closer)


    01 - 192.6
    05 –194.6 Up after the holiday.
    12 – 195.4 Up again. I know what I need to do but have much upcoming travel. Uggggg.
    19 – xxxxx
    26 - xxxxx
    30 - xxxxx

    It’s very tough to lose weight or even stay the same when you are traveling!! I don’t have any good advice for you that I’m sure you haven’t already thought of. When I travel I try to take low cal snacks and try to walk a lot more. I usually do pretty well for a few days but in the long run it gets harder. Hugs to you, my friend. Hope you can find something that helps!!
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Posts: 855Member Member Posts: 855Member Member
    Female, 5'3", 58 years old for 07 more days.
    I will be weighing daily, it keeps me accountable and motivated and shows trends.
    Starting weight October 28.18 - 191
    September start 158.6
    September goal 153
    Ultimate goal is 115

    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, and 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 and try ; - )

    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 05 - 159.3 - I will try to get in extra workouts today.
    September 06 - 159.8
    September 07 - 159.7 - So the first week of the month is a bit of a bust so far, but I am determined to push through.
    September 08 - 159.5 - I have been really "good", so am hoping to get out of the Gain column and into the Loss column soon.
    September 09 - 160.3 - no comment
    September 10 - 159.3
    September 11 - 159.3 - Ice skating today : - ) It is early in the season for that, so one session only this week. It will ramp up in October as will my muscles associating with it.
    September 12 - 159.6 - Thursday
    September 13 - 158.7 - Almost back to September starting weight. So much hard work, seemingly without results. I have to stick with it. Really due for a woosh.

    September Loss/Gain: Gain 0.1 lbs
  • syreinasyreina Posts: 183Member Member Posts: 183Member Member
    Ummm...what? I took the day off work yesterday to recover from allergies. I ate 1500 calories and I was at home. The only thing that I did a lot of is...sleep.

    At the gym, I am focusing on increasing the strength of my legs so being on the elliptical will be less uncomfortable on my knees. Routine after warm up: squats, lunges, leg curl, leg extension and leg press.

    The next time I go to the gym, I will have to think of an arm routine: push-ups, triceps dips, bicep curl and etc???

    Previous post:
    I have noticed that I am losing a bit of muscle in my arms so I will step away from cardio a bit and add strength exercises again. Initially, I started with a mix of strength exercises and cardio which I have learned leads to slow weight loss [10 lbs in 7 months] but I do love my small muscle gains.

    Have a good September everyone!

    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147 lbs - November 2017
    September Starting Weight: 127.4 lbs
    September Goal: 124.4 lbs

    Height: 5ft

    Ultimate Goal: 115 - 120 lbs

    Weigh-In Day: Friday and Monday

    September 2: 126.8 at 7am [ I am off to the races because I was standing for 2 hours on Sunday evening at a concert. ]
    September 6: 127.8 at 7:30am
    September 9: Unknown - I had no scale this morning
    September 13: 125.2

    Total Loss for September:
    edited September 13
  • juniormints74juniormints74 Posts: 46Member Member Posts: 46Member Member
    Alrighty count me in. I haven't been on MFP in quite some time but I'm starting fresh and ready to lose some of this pound-age :). I weigh myself once a month so I'll post my results the first of each month. Thanks for having this challenge. It's really appreciated.

    Original Starting Weight: 182.4 lbs.
    September Starting Weight: 182.4 lbs.
    September Goal: 177 lbs.
    Ultimate Goal: 130 lbs.

    Sept 1st: 182.4
    Oct 1st:



    Total Loss for September:
    edited September 14
  • 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) - 148.1 (Trend Weight 147.8)
    3rd (T) - 149.0 Ouch! (Trend Weight 147.9)
    4th (W) - 148.8 (Trend Weight 148.0)
    6th (F) - 148.1 (Trend Weight 148.0)
    📌 8 th - 147.5 (Trend Weight 148.0)
    9th (M) - 147.3 (Trend Weight 147.9)
    11th (W) - 147.2 (Trend Weight 147.8)
    13th (F) - 146.9 (Trend Weight 147.6)
    14th - 146.8 (Trend Weight 147.5)
    📌 15th -
    16th (M) -
    18th (W) -
    20th (F)
    📌 22nd -
    23rd (M) -
    25th (W) -
    27th (F) -
    📌 29th -
    📌 30th -

    September Loss - ??

    Thoughts: Ok. So life happened. No. Make that work happened. I'm off on my strength training this week. I did get a 2-mile walk in Thursday evening, so that's a positive. I took the day off yesterday to chill, and did just that.

    I have to remember that healthy lifestyle is more than meal plans and picking away at exercise goals. Have to pay attention to mental and emotional health as well. While diet and exercise certainly have a positive effect on stress, sometimes a shut down day is good for the soul.

    I've got a full boat of household stuff today - my mind is clear and I'm ready to go. But first, coffee.

    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 - 3641 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 34 ⬆
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day Ready for Round 3

    Strength Training: (with accelerated reps)
    • 9/1-4 - 20, 25, 30, Rest ✔
    • 9/5-7 - 30, 35, Rest ✔
    • 9/8-10 - 35, 40, Rest ✔
    • 9/11-13 - off with a 2 mile walk on the 12th
    • Next 9/14-16 - 40, 45, 50, Rest

    4-Week Progress:

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    edited September 14
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