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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,999Member Member Posts: 1,999Member Member
    @dustyspal I'm in for another round if you (or someone) starts one.
  • dustyspaldustyspal Posts: 388Member Member Posts: 388Member Member
    mthwbrwn wrote: »
    dustyspal wrote: »
    Is the person who started this post even around anymore???? I looked back over the last couple weeks and haven't seen any posts from him/her.

    Yes, I noticed that too, though I didn't want to call out anyone by name. I wanted the information about those who remain to be inspirational; I didn't want anyone to take it the wrong way and feel guilty.

    There really could be any number of reasons why someone might have fallen off, and I hope OP, and anyone else for that matter, feels like a return to the discussion would be welcomed. I don't know OP, but for those who do, maybe send a personal message to check in.

    @dustyspal -- I was apprehensive about how my bringing up that the OP isn't around would look. You, however, show a deep commitment to this discussion group and demonstrated genuine concern with your personal replies to everyone last week.

    If you would like, I can get you a list of everyone who has fallen off if you would like to invite them back.



    I think I will just keep it open. As you said, I don't want anyone to feel pressured. I'll create a new thread in the Challenges forum, same Title "12 Week Challenge" with the new dates. (I will have to check the calendar). All are welcome to join in on the new Challenge.

    Hope to see everyone there.

    Let me know if we want to start with 12/23 or wait until 1/1.
    @bearly63 already said January, but I'll go with the majority.
    My 2 cents... Keeping the Christmas & New Years dates might keep me motivated enough not to slack off.
    edited November 25
  • dustyspaldustyspal Posts: 388Member Member Posts: 388Member Member
    jenn990205. Shingles? Yikes. I haven't had them, but I hope you feel better soon!
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member Member
    @mthwbrwn and @dustypal, I am friends with @kmparker218. I can send her a private message, but she may not have intended the challenge to extend beyond 12 weeks. I have joined 12 week challenges created by other members and they were not restarted by the same person. Feel free to begin a new challenge. Start date 12/23 is fine with me.
    edited November 25
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member Member
    @dustyspal, above. Sorry, misspelled.
  • Kaitie9399Kaitie9399 Posts: 126Member Member Posts: 126Member Member
    Current Weight: 176.4
    12 Week Goal Weight: 165<---New Goal 159
    Final Goal Weight: for August 2020: 135


    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: 176.4
    9/30: 174.6
    10/07: 172.8
    10/14: 169.6
    10/21: 168.4
    10/28: 168.0
    11/4: 165.6
    11/12: 164.8
    11/18: 162.8
    11/25: 162.4 (although I did hit 162 on Saturday--before the chocolate chip pancakes :wink: )
    12/02:
    12/09:
    12/16:

    Oh, and I'm so oblivious that I didn't realize that dustyspal wasn't the starter of this challenge. Hahaha. Anyway, I'm up for another 12 weeks (which if we start on the 23rd will put us right before St. Patricks Day). I agree, I'd rather start right away this way I keep myself in check during Christmas.
    edited November 26
  • bearly63bearly63 Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member
    @jenn990205
    Sorry to hear about your shingles! I feel your pain. Finally no longer feeling pain in my ribcage! I was diagnosed on 10/25. Not fun! It gets better every week. Good luck!
  • MoKaazMoKaaz Posts: 138Member Member Posts: 138Member Member
    @dustyspal
    I'm good to start in the new year, it's a nice rounded beginning date. When you make the thread you should post a link here for anyone who needs help finding it.
  • kmparker218kmparker218 Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
    Hi MFP family! Yes I am still here. Still watching everyone’s progress. A little more in and out then I should be but here. Things have been a mess (job loss 😞) and I’ll admit caused an enormous amount of stress which led to motivation loss and bad bad bad food choices. It’s a huge tough time for me and my family right now and I ask just to send prayers our way and sprinkles of positive energy.

    The good news is even with being off track I’ve also still been doing my best to ensure a huge weight gain does not happen. Right now I am 245 and lowest recorded weight was 237. I’ve been working really hard to get myself back on track to end the year strong.

    If you all would like to restart ... I would love that!
    edited November 26
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member Member
    Glad to see you back @kmparker218. Very sorry to hear that you lost your job and have been under so much stress. {{{Hugs}}} You will turn things around. Yes! Restart! We are ready.
  • dustyspaldustyspal Posts: 388Member Member Posts: 388Member Member
    Hi MFP family! Yes I am still here. Still watching everyone’s progress. A little more in and out then I should be but here. Things have been a mess (job loss 😞) and I’ll admit caused an enormous amount of stress which led to motivation loss and bad bad bad food choices. It’s a huge tough time for me and my family right now and I ask just to send prayers our way and sprinkles of positive energy.

    The good news is even with being off track I’ve also still been doing my best to ensure a huge weight gain does not happen. Right now I am 245 and lowest recorded weight was 237. I’ve been working really hard to get myself back on track to end the year strong.

    If you all would like to restart ... I would love that!

    Hi @kmparker218. Sorry to hear things have been a little rocky for you. Hope things work out so you and you family are able to move on. I hope I didn't step on your toes discussing extending the challenge. We've all created a nice little group here and I would simple like to keep it going. So if it's okay with you, I would like to extend this to another challenge.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
  • asolitaasolita Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    @mthwbrwn - I decided to shave off 200 cals from my daily intake which brings me down to the minimum 1000 and it has helped. On days where I do go over the 1000, I have 200 more in reality but I don't like to think of it that way. Good luck!
  • asolitaasolita Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy yourself today and do remember that weight loss is a journey and sometimes, you may need to stop to rest. One meal isn't a whole fitness plan ruined! I am thankful for all your company here.
  • fourathomejfourathomej Posts: 1,420Member Member Posts: 1,420Member Member
    GOALS: 1800 cals - workout 4X/week - 16:8 IF - 10000 steps a day!

    Highest Weight:196lbs
    Current Weight: 154lbs
    12 Week Goal Weight: 140lbs
    Final Goal Weight: 130lbs


    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: 154.8 - Had a bit of a foodie weekend with hubby at the lake...
    9/30: 154 - I'll take after this week! Crazy stress - overwhelmed! Over cals 3x :(
    10/07: 153.6 - I'll take it!! Not a great week - didn't even track for 2 days - That is not like me!
    10/14: 152.8 - After Thanksgiving weekend!! How did that happen??
    10/21: 153 - long week - getting back on track...no motivation!!!
    10/28: 152.6 - It's been up and down - but more down then up - this week is birthday week - 6 partys coming up - YIKES!!!
    11/4: 153 - This is my Monday weigh in. It's just been a week. It's Christmas set up week for me - so long days at multiple stores. Not eating properly...who has time - lol. 2 more birthdays this weekend and then they are all done!! Long weekend - Remembrance day on Monday! I so need it!
    11/11: 155.2 - Everything is just off. I'm not sleeping and my body just doesn't like it. My night snacking is back and I was doing so good!!!
    11/18: 154.8 - Still not sleeping well!! Am having nightmares that actually wake me and I can't shake them off - anyone else ever get this?? Stress for sure - having a problem with an ex friend - not helping! Hoping it's all resolved by completely cutting all ties but I have a feeling it's not over yet :'(
    11/25: 154 - Gonna be lucky to maintain at the moment!!
    12/02:
    12/09:
  • bearly63bearly63 Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member
    @kmparker218
    sorry to hear about the job loss stress! I can totally relate as we went through quite a few of those over the years. It is so stressful and my health was totally affected! Sending positive thoughts for an even better job to come. Do what you can to take care of yourself but no need for extra pressure. We will all be here for a while to keep challenging each other. <3
  • MoKaazMoKaaz Posts: 138Member Member Posts: 138Member Member
    Hi MFP family! Yes I am still here. Still watching everyone’s progress. A little more in and out then I should be but here. Things have been a mess (job loss 😞) and I’ll admit caused an enormous amount of stress which led to motivation loss and bad bad bad food choices. It’s a huge tough time for me and my family right now and I ask just to send prayers our way and sprinkles of positive energy.

    The good news is even with being off track I’ve also still been doing my best to ensure a huge weight gain does not happen. Right now I am 245 and lowest recorded weight was 237. I’ve been working really hard to get myself back on track to end the year strong.

    If you all would like to restart ... I would love that!

    That really too bad, I'm sorry for the struggle you're going through. That's awesome you're still going strong, I can't wait for you to lead us all into the new year!
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,999Member Member Posts: 1,999Member Member
    Donna from the Midwest……Age 59 yrs young…..5’ 5 1/2” Tall


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    NO Ifs…….JUST WHENs

    I will be weighing on the 1st and last day of every month in addition to the recommended dates. 

    HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER: 253 IN 2014/2015
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 235 ON 1/11/2018

    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 194.2

    Sept 02: 194.2 Okay, lets do this, holidays & all!
    Sept 09: 193.6 Could have done much better if not for the nice neighbor’s zucchini bread for two days! Carbs, carbs, carbs but delicious!
    Sept 16: 191.0 Thrilled with a new low!
    Sept 23: 193.0 Up & Down all week. It does not look like I’ll make goal, especially with 2 days of travel this week. Ugg.
    Sept 30: 192.0 Wow. A month of wild swings in my weight. Too much travel!

    Sept Goal: 188.2
    Sept Actual: 192.0
    Sept Loss/Gain: -2.2 LOSS


    Oct 01: 194.4 So much for last month’s loss!
    Oct 07: 187.2 On a roll but traveling today and Wednesday so…….
    Oct 14: 190.0 Travel repercussions!
    Oct 21: 189.2 I’ve got to work harder.
    Oct 28: 187.8 Traveling Wednesday. Scale will likely go up from restaurant food, bloat and 8 hour drive sitting, sitting, sitting. Happy with this past week though!

    Oct Goal: 186.0
    Oct Actual: 187.8
    Oct Loss/Gain: -6.6 LOSS
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss for Challenge : - 8.8 Loss

    Nov 01: 188.0 Still a blip up from the travel but it should be back down by tomorrow.
    Nov 04: 186.0 Happy with the progress.
    Nov 11: 185.8 A bit of a setback this week, but I pulled through it.
    Nov 18: 185.8 Broke even. I was back up, then down again. Grateful to have found my way home. Now for progress!
    Nov 25: 183.6 Thrilled to see this. Doing the happy dance. The next two days are travel & restaurants (and lots of car sitting) and on the 30th is our family Thanksgiving Feast so I know I can’t make November goal (will have to revise) but I am going to try hard to have SOME control & use some willpower here & there!
    Nov 30: 182.4 Thanksgiving Feast today so I expect a gain, but it will be gone within a few days!

    Nov Goal: 183.0
    Nov Actual: 182.4
    Nov Loss/Gain: - 5.6 lbs lost
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss for Challenge : -11.8 lb Loss


    Dec 02:
    Dec 09:
    Dec 16:
    Dec 23:
    Dec 30:
    Dec 31:

    Dec Goal: 178.2
    Dec Actual:
    Dec Loss/Gain: xxx LOSS
    Total Accumulated Weight Loss for Challenge : xxx Loss


    Total Challenge Weight loss GOAL: 16.0 lbs.
    ACTUAL Weight loss for the challenge:
  • dustyspaldustyspal Posts: 388Member Member Posts: 388Member Member
    Highest Weight: 343
    Restart Weight 313.3
    Current Weight: 280

    12 Week Goal Weight: 250
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 165

    Weigh In:

    9/23: 279.5
    9/30: 273.4
    10/07: 270.1
    10/14: 266.5
    10/21: 262.8
    10/28: 259.7
    11/4: 259.5
    11/11: 254.2
    11/18: 248.7
    11/25: 245.4
    12/02: 242.7
    12/9:
    12/16:

    Weight has been up-and-down all week. Down 2.7 from last Monday, so I'll take it.

    Two more weeks to go.
    I'll post the new Challenge next week and a link for those who would like to continue.
    Hope to see everyone there!
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member Member
    12 Week Challenge 2019 ~ Sept 23 ~ Dec 16
    •Monday Updates•
    My name is Tish
    Highest Weight~ 253
    Current Weight: 185.2
    12 Week Goal Weight: 175

    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23~ 185.2
    9/24~ 185.6
    9/30~ 183
    10/3~ 182.4
    10/07~ 183.6 - No, not gaining
    Just normal fluctuations.
    10/14 - 181.8
    10/21 - 181.6
    10/28 - 183 - Smh. Up and down the scale to end the month the same weight as I started the month. The good news is that this 183 is excess fluid and not October 1st excess fat. My body fat percentage decreased. The scale weight will catch up eventually.
    10/31 - 181.8
    11/4: 183.6 - no excessive carbs, don't think it's the amount of water I drink, SOMETHING though is keeping my weight elevated. I'll keep digging.
    11/11: 181.4
    11/18: 183.2
    11/25: 183.4
    12/02: DNW - Woke up feeling dehydrated and thirsty. I'll post my weight tomorrow.
    12/09:
    12/16


    edited December 2
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