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  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 14,941 Member Member Posts: 14,941 Member
    My name is Chris

    I weigh in on Mondays

    Challenge Starts 9/26/19
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 137.0
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 130.0

    09/26 - 137.0 at 4:00 a.m.
    09/30 - 135.0 at 5:30 a.m.

    October
    10/07 - 136.8 at 7:00 a.m.
    10/14 - 137.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    10/21 - 136.6 st 5:30 a.m.
    10/28 - 139.2 at 5:30 a.m. hmmm...I don't think so. Egads!
    10/31 - 139.4 at 4:00 a.m.

    November
    11/01 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/04 - 139.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/11 - 140.2 at 6:30 a.m.
    11/18 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/25 - DNW
    11/30 - 142.8 at 7:30 a.m. :#

    December
    12/01 - 143.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    12/02 - 142.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/09 - 143.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/16 - 142.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/23 - 142.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    12/30 - 143.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    12/31 - 143.6 at 9:30 a.m.

    January
    01/01 - 142.8 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/06 - 146.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...too much holiday!!
    01/13 - 140.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/20 - 140.4 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/27 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/31 - 141.4 at 5:30 a.m.

    February
    02/01 - 139.8 at 8:40 a.m. ...sleepin' in has it's benefits!
    02/03 - 141.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    02/10 - 144.0 at 6:30 a.m. ... :s
    02/17 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m. ...22 days until hip surgery. Having a rough time.
    02/24 - DNW
    02/29 - 143.6 at 9:00 a.m.

    March
    03/01 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m.
    03/02 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    03/09 -
    03/16 -
    03/19 -

    Chris
  • Dorgle690Dorgle690 Member Posts: 142 Member Member Posts: 142 Member

    Female, 5’3”
    OSW 179
    CGW 159
    UGW 140
    October
    10/10: 163.6
    10/17: 163.6
    10/24: 163
    10/31: 168.2
    November
    11/7: 163.6
    11/14: 162.4
    11/21: 163
    11/28: 163.6
    December
    12/5: 164.8
    12/12: 162.8
    12/19: 164.2
    12/26: 165
    January
    01/2: 166
    01/9: 166
    01/16: 167
    01/23: 168
    01/30: 165
    February
    02/6: 165
    02/13: 164
    02/20: 161.4
    02/27: 161.4
    March
    03/5: 159 - Finally broke out of the 160's!!!
    03/12:
    March 19, 2020 (last challenge update)~

  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,741 Member Member Posts: 2,741 Member
    My name is Donna


    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 196.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 166.6



    9/26~ Challenge begins 196.6

    October 3 191.6 Woo Hoo! What a turbulent week of travel, ups & downs! Fighting very hard for success. 180’s I am talking to YOU…..Bring it ON!

    10/10 191.8 I made a ton of progress this week that was completely wiped out by 2 trips in the same week including lots of car sitting/driving & restaurant food. I hope a lot of this is fluid retention. I picked up some parsley, I shall be drinking a parsley tea today!

    10/17 189.0 Working it back down. Not always easy when my own body fights me with several health conditions & many medications. As time goes on, I am becoming more & more aware of my limitations and the reasons for my fluctuations. That is a gift.

    10/24 188.4 I am working so hard for progress. Its such a slow process these days. Ah…to be young again!

    10/30 188.0 Travel today.

    November 7 186.0 More progress than I realized for this past week. I’ve been stuck the last few days so I am going to rethink things. If it keeps up, an egg fast may be in order. Or a beef & butter fast. Last resort though as I don’t find either very pleasurable!

    11/14 188.8 This is not going according to plan. I’ve got to get a grip!

    11/21 186.8 Was a better number yesterday but I blew it. Still, a 2 lb loss this past week is nothing to sneeze at. I still need to get that grip!

    11/28 185.6 Travel this week set me back, but this is still an improvement over last week. I am determined that Thanksgiving will not be the start of my usual fall/winter spiral downward in defeat. I worry more about all the big city travel for shopping than I do about the actual holiday meals. The meals are one day (just don’t keep the leftovers! Give, Give, Give). The shopping season is 5-6 weeks of sitting in cars driving and eating in restaurants. The diabetes only complicates things. I’m going to have to plan wisely.

    December 5 184.6 The Christmas traveling begins today. It will be an up & down week!

    12/12 186.6 I fell off the wagon with the travels. Getting back on track, at least for now. Lord, help me thru the rest of this holiday season!

    12/19 189.6

    12/26 195.4 I am so full of things that require you cream the sugar with the butter, that I could puke! It’s out of this house today!

    January 2 188.2 Now that’s better! But still a long way to go! Happy New Year Everyone!

    01/09 194.0 Almost the entire gain overnight. Traveled yesterday. Sitting….sitting and a restaurant. The meal wasn’t worth it. Today will be a very strict day of repentance.

    01/16 189.7. Its been a week of ups & downs. Glad to be back under 190 but I feel like I deserve to be under 180. However, my appetite and cravings don’t always agree. Keeping the faith. I’ll get there!

    01/23 189.9 Struggling with both health & temptation. But I never give up!

    01/30 191.8 I’ve had several severe glucose drops in the past 2 weeks. I am still working out the carb formula and easing back in. Some travel this past week also derailed me. I’m staying on top of it as best as I can.

    February 6 192.1 I am going to try something new for the next week to 10 days. I will focus mainly on calories, allow more carbs to bring my glucose up and keep fats a bit lower to help my gall bladder take a rest. If this affects me in a negative way, I will not continue to pursue it. I do see it as temporary until I can figure out my T2D issues. I will continue trying to incorporate less carbs than before my journey began, but it will not be my main focus. We’ll see how it goes!

    02/13 194.2 Glucose running a bit high, but that sure feels better than too low and it doesn’t make me shovel food in for emergency. Now to get the numbers right. It definitely is a science. Keeping the carbs under 100 but over 75 is still too high for my T2D it seems. So I will work on continuing to slowly lower them until I get to the sweet spot where my scale is moving, my glucose numbers are running good and I feel well. I suspect that will be around or under 50 but not as low as 20. Doing this gradually is what will make the difference. I will continue to work on this. My weight shot up this week after travel, but is slowly coming back down with the tweaks. I'll be working on it as faithfully as I can.

    02/20 195.4 Still struggling but trying to get back to basics. I was up to a higher weight this week after travel but am working it back down. 32g carbs & 1203 calories yesterday helped me achieve an overnight drop.

    02/27 195.5

    March 5 200.6 No excuses, Just results. Working on my mindset & willpower.

    03/12


    March 19, 2020
    (last challenge update)~


    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 196.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 166.6
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,856 Member Member Posts: 2,856 Member
    Original starting weight (March 2013) - 175.4
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 23, 2019 starting weight - 141.8 (ten-day rolling average 142.7)
    Ultimate goal - Maintain around 143 (range between 140 - 150)
    September:
    September 1: 143.0 (10-day average 145.8) First day of Meteorological Fall.
    September 23: 141.8 (10-day average 142.7) First day of Astronomical Fall. So I'll go with this date and make Monday my weigh-in day this season.
    September 26: 142.8 (10-day average 142.6) First day of challenge as requested by Tish.
    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. August wasn't a great month for me. September was my catch up. Now if I can hold steady, I'll be chuffed.

    October
    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'm up from my monthly goal.

    November
    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: 143.6 (10-day average 144.8)
    November 25: 145.2 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 30: 146.2 (10-day average 144.4)
    November Goal: 143.0
    November Actual: I've been up and down all month, but oddly my weight trend has been really steady. I end the month with the trend about a pound above goal.

    December
    December 7: 145.4 (10-day average 144.7)
    December 14: 143.8 (10-day average 144.8)
    End of Fall (08:18 PST December 21): 144.2 (10-day average 144.6)
    Dec. 28: 144.6 (10-day average 145.0)
    End of year (December 31): 146.4 (10-day average 145.2)
    December Goal: 143.0
    December Actual: Let's just say the fourth quarter wasn't kind to me :frown:

    January
    January 4: 144.8 (10-day average 145.3)
    January 11: 143.6 (10-day average 144.4)
    January 18: 139.8 (10-day average 143.5)😉😉😉
    January 25: 144.2 (10-day average 142.7) 😉😉😉
    January 31: 144.8 (10-day average 144.6)
    January Goal: 143.0
    January Actual: Oh so close, but slightly over. My scale weight is exactly the same as my first reported weight in January, and it is DOWN from the last day of December by a fair bit. My ten-day average weight is down a bit and just above my goal of 143 with small fluctuations. 👌 👌 👌

    February
    February 1: 143.4 (10-day average 144.5)
    February 8: 142.8 (10-day average 144.5)
    February 15: 145.8 (10-day average 144.0)
    February 22: Away from scale
    February 29 Leap Day: Away from scale
    😉😉😉
    February Goal: 143.0
    February Actual: Using March 2 as a substitute for February 29, I am within a pound by scale and just over a pound by average. 👌 👌 👌
    March
    March 2: 144.0 (10-day average 144.3)
    March 7: 143.8 (10-day average 143.7)
    Mar 14:
    Mar 21:
    Mar 28:
    Mar 31:
    March 14:
    March 21 (Winter ends March 19 at 20:49 Pacific Standard Time):


    Weight lost this week: Not much, but that's ok since I'm almost at goal.

    March Goal: 143.0
    March Actual: I'm bouncing around up and down near there. 👌 👌 👌 By average weigh, I have another pound to go. I plan to get there this month; I WILL succeed
    😉😉😉


    Challenge Weight loss goal: Range between 142-148
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: I have stayed in my goal range during the entire slow steady increase the last quarter of 2019, and now I'm getting back down where I want to stay. 🤯 😉 I was at a pretty low weight at the beginning of the challenge - a ten-day average under my sustainable long-term goal of 143. I'm actually still above that, and so I am above where I stared, but ya know what? It's ok.

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  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 14,941 Member Member Posts: 14,941 Member
    My name is Chris

    I weigh in on Mondays

    Challenge Starts 9/26/19
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 137.0
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 130.0

    09/26 - 137.0 at 4:00 a.m.
    09/30 - 135.0 at 5:30 a.m.

    October
    10/07 - 136.8 at 7:00 a.m.
    10/14 - 137.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    10/21 - 136.6 st 5:30 a.m.
    10/28 - 139.2 at 5:30 a.m. hmmm...I don't think so. Egads!
    10/31 - 139.4 at 4:00 a.m.

    November
    11/01 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/04 - 139.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/11 - 140.2 at 6:30 a.m.
    11/18 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/25 - DNW
    11/30 - 142.8 at 7:30 a.m. :#

    December
    12/01 - 143.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    12/02 - 142.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/09 - 143.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/16 - 142.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/23 - 142.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    12/30 - 143.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    12/31 - 143.6 at 9:30 a.m.

    January
    01/01 - 142.8 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/06 - 146.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...too much holiday!!
    01/13 - 140.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/20 - 140.4 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/27 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/31 - 141.4 at 5:30 a.m.

    February
    02/01 - 139.8 at 8:40 a.m. ...sleepin' in has it's benefits!
    02/03 - 141.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    02/10 - 143.6 at 3:00 a.m.
    02/17 -
    02/24 -
    02/29 -

    Chris
    edited March 10
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 2,911 Member Member Posts: 2,911 Member
    My name is Tish
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 184
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 170

    •Thursday Updates•📍
    September 23, 2019 - 185.2
    September 24, 2019 (last Spring/Summer challenge update)~ 185.6 - I hope this improves by Thursday.
    9/25 - 184.6
    9/26 - 184
    October 3 - 182.4
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2 - 183.2 on the 11th and 180.8 on the13th. Then up and down again. It's like driving on a rocky road.
    10/24 - 184 - Fluid retention. All joints feeling tight this morning.
    10/31 - 181.8 - 2.2 lbs lost
    so far. Smh. Takes me a long time to get rid of fat.
    November 7 - 183 - Scale weight has been up and down this past week. It may get a little more erratic in the days ahead, because I reset my calorie intake (increase) and macros (higher carb grams) two days ago.
    11/8 - 182.6
    11/9 - 183.6
    11/10 - 184.4 - Ate pretzels yesterday.
    11/11 - 181.4
    11/12 - 183
    11/13 - 183 - I've been higher and lower than this weight in the past week. I'm trying to settle into 16/8 or 18/6 IF (instead of 20 to 23 hrs of daily fasting) for a while.
    11/14 - 182.6
    11/15 - DNW
    11/16 - 184.4 - Very early weigh in , but could have been carb choice. I will assess carb foods/carb grams and effects on daily weight at the end of the month.
    11/17 - DNW
    11/18 - 183.6
    11/19 - 183.2
    11/20 - DNW
    📍11/21 - 183 - I don't like my weight hovering here, but right now it's not about my weight number, it's about healing. Feeling calmer, sleeping better.
    11/28 - 183
    December 5 - 185.4
    12/12 - 185.6
    12/19 - 185.6
    12/20 - 187.6
    12/21 - 185.6
    12/22 - DNW
    12/23 - 186.6
    12/24 - 186
    12/25 - 185.4
    12/26 - 185.6
    12/27 - 185.6
    12/28 - DNW
    12/29 - 187.4
    12/30 - 187
    12/31 - 187.6
    1/01 - 191
    📍January 2 - 187
    1/08 - 188.8
    📍1/09 - 186
    1/10 - 186
    1/11 - 186
    1/12 - 187.4
    1/13 - 185
    1/14 - 185.4
    1/15 - 187
    📍1/16 - 186.4
    1/17 - 186
    1/18 - 185.4
    1/19 - 185.6
    1/21 - 186
    1/22 - 183.2
    📍1/23 - 185.4
    1/24 - 184
    1/25 - 184.8
    1/26 - 184.8
    1/27 - 184.6
    1/28 - 183.8
    1/29 - 184.4
    📍1/30 - 183
    2/01 - 183.2
    2/02 - 185.2 - step ups exercise caused hip bursitis flare
    2/03 - 185
    2/04 - 185
    2/05 - 185.8
    📍February 6 - 186
    2/07 - 186.6
    2/08 - DNW
    2/09 - DNW
    2/10 - DNW
    2/11- DNW
    2/12 - 187 - I was able to do some cardio yesterday. Today, cardio and strength, but NO step ups!
    📍02/13 - 186.6
    2/14 - 187.2 - Late dinner and workout.
    📍02/20
    📍02/27 - 187
    March 5 - DNW
    3/06 - DNW
    3/07 - DNW
    3/08 - DNW
    3/09 - 189 - Going through a pattern of eating late in the evening.

    03/12
    [/spoiler]
    March 19, 2020 (last challenge update)~
    171.2~ My weight last year on this date. I'll see if I can at least get back to the 170's by this date

  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,741 Member Member Posts: 2,741 Member
    My name is Donna


    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 196.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 166.6



    9/26~ Challenge begins 196.6

    October 3 191.6 Woo Hoo! What a turbulent week of travel, ups & downs! Fighting very hard for success. 180’s I am talking to YOU…..Bring it ON!

    10/10 191.8 I made a ton of progress this week that was completely wiped out by 2 trips in the same week including lots of car sitting/driving & restaurant food. I hope a lot of this is fluid retention. I picked up some parsley, I shall be drinking a parsley tea today!

    10/17 189.0 Working it back down. Not always easy when my own body fights me with several health conditions & many medications. As time goes on, I am becoming more & more aware of my limitations and the reasons for my fluctuations. That is a gift.

    10/24 188.4 I am working so hard for progress. Its such a slow process these days. Ah…to be young again!

    10/30 188.0 Travel today.

    November 7 186.0 More progress than I realized for this past week. I’ve been stuck the last few days so I am going to rethink things. If it keeps up, an egg fast may be in order. Or a beef & butter fast. Last resort though as I don’t find either very pleasurable!

    11/14 188.8 This is not going according to plan. I’ve got to get a grip!

    11/21 186.8 Was a better number yesterday but I blew it. Still, a 2 lb loss this past week is nothing to sneeze at. I still need to get that grip!

    11/28 185.6 Travel this week set me back, but this is still an improvement over last week. I am determined that Thanksgiving will not be the start of my usual fall/winter spiral downward in defeat. I worry more about all the big city travel for shopping than I do about the actual holiday meals. The meals are one day (just don’t keep the leftovers! Give, Give, Give). The shopping season is 5-6 weeks of sitting in cars driving and eating in restaurants. The diabetes only complicates things. I’m going to have to plan wisely.

    December 5 184.6 The Christmas traveling begins today. It will be an up & down week!

    12/12 186.6 I fell off the wagon with the travels. Getting back on track, at least for now. Lord, help me thru the rest of this holiday season!

    12/19 189.6

    12/26 195.4 I am so full of things that require you cream the sugar with the butter, that I could puke! It’s out of this house today!

    January 2 188.2 Now that’s better! But still a long way to go! Happy New Year Everyone!

    01/09 194.0 Almost the entire gain overnight. Traveled yesterday. Sitting….sitting and a restaurant. The meal wasn’t worth it. Today will be a very strict day of repentance.

    01/16 189.7. Its been a week of ups & downs. Glad to be back under 190 but I feel like I deserve to be under 180. However, my appetite and cravings don’t always agree. Keeping the faith. I’ll get there!

    01/23 189.9 Struggling with both health & temptation. But I never give up!

    01/30 191.8 I’ve had several severe glucose drops in the past 2 weeks. I am still working out the carb formula and easing back in. Some travel this past week also derailed me. I’m staying on top of it as best as I can.

    February 6 192.1 I am going to try something new for the next week to 10 days. I will focus mainly on calories, allow more carbs to bring my glucose up and keep fats a bit lower to help my gall bladder take a rest. If this affects me in a negative way, I will not continue to pursue it. I do see it as temporary until I can figure out my T2D issues. I will continue trying to incorporate less carbs than before my journey began, but it will not be my main focus. We’ll see how it goes!

    02/13 194.2 Glucose running a bit high, but that sure feels better than too low and it doesn’t make me shovel food in for emergency. Now to get the numbers right. It definitely is a science. Keeping the carbs under 100 but over 75 is still too high for my T2D it seems. So I will work on continuing to slowly lower them until I get to the sweet spot where my scale is moving, my glucose numbers are running good and I feel well. I suspect that will be around or under 50 but not as low as 20. Doing this gradually is what will make the difference. I will continue to work on this. My weight shot up this week after travel, but is slowly coming back down with the tweaks. I'll be working on it as faithfully as I can.

    02/20 195.4 Still struggling but trying to get back to basics. I was up to a higher weight this week after travel but am working it back down. 32g carbs & 1203 calories yesterday helped me achieve an overnight drop.

    02/27 195.5

    March 5 200.6 No excuses, Just results. Working on my mindset & willpower.

    03/12 199.8 If I walk past a loaf of bread in the grocery aisle I’ll be in the 200’s just from looking at it. Sheesh. I’m doing so well on SOME OF THE DAYS. I’ve got to work on consistency.


    March 19, 2020
    (last challenge update)~


    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 196.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 166.6
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,856 Member Member Posts: 2,856 Member
    Original starting weight (March 2013) - 175.4
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 23, 2019 starting weight - 141.8 (ten-day rolling average 142.7)
    Ultimate goal - Maintain around 143 (range between 140 - 150)
    September:
    September 1: 143.0 (10-day average 145.8) First day of Meteorological Fall.
    September 23: 141.8 (10-day average 142.7) First day of Astronomical Fall. So I'll go with this date and make Monday my weigh-in day this season.
    September 26: 142.8 (10-day average 142.6) First day of challenge as requested by Tish.
    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. August wasn't a great month for me. September was my catch up. Now if I can hold steady, I'll be chuffed.

    October
    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'm up from my monthly goal.

    November
    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: 143.6 (10-day average 144.8)
    November 25: 145.2 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 30: 146.2 (10-day average 144.4)
    November Goal: 143.0
    November Actual: I've been up and down all month, but oddly my weight trend has been really steady. I end the month with the trend about a pound above goal.

    December
    December 7: 145.4 (10-day average 144.7)
    December 14: 143.8 (10-day average 144.8)
    End of Fall (08:18 PST December 21): 144.2 (10-day average 144.6)
    Dec. 28: 144.6 (10-day average 145.0)
    End of year (December 31): 146.4 (10-day average 145.2)
    December Goal: 143.0
    December Actual: Let's just say the fourth quarter wasn't kind to me :frown:

    January
    January 4: 144.8 (10-day average 145.3)
    January 11: 143.6 (10-day average 144.4)
    January 18: 139.8 (10-day average 143.5)😉😉😉
    January 25: 144.2 (10-day average 142.7) 😉😉😉
    January 31: 144.8 (10-day average 144.6)
    January Goal: 143.0
    January Actual: Oh so close, but slightly over. My scale weight is exactly the same as my first reported weight in January, and it is DOWN from the last day of December by a fair bit. My ten-day average weight is down a bit and just above my goal of 143 with small fluctuations. 👌 👌 👌

    February
    February 1: 143.4 (10-day average 144.5)
    February 8: 142.8 (10-day average 144.5)
    February 15: 145.8 (10-day average 144.0)
    February 22: Away from scale
    February 29 Leap Day: Away from scale
    😉😉😉
    February Goal: 143.0
    February Actual: Using March 2 as a substitute for February 29, I am within a pound by scale and just over a pound by average. 👌 👌 👌

    March
    March 2: 144.0 (10-day average 144.3)
    March 7: 143.8 (10-day average 143.7)
    Mar 14: 146.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    Mar 21: (Winter ends March 19 at 20:49 Pacific Standard Time):


    Weight lost this week: Less than zero. Scale is up about 2.5 pounds; at least the average is only up about 1.5. 😖😖😖

    March Goal: 143.0
    March Actual: So far, this month is a FAIL. 😥

    OK, I need to be kind to myself; I'm still in my maintenance range, but I've been growing all week. I was SO CLOSE to being back at goal, but there ya go. I could blame it on stress eating - I know we're all under stress being concerned about the pandemic viral disease. Too many bagels yesterday. Only one week left in this challenge. My average weigh is up three pounds from the beginning of the challenge. 😮 Not what I expected. 😕
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 14,941 Member Member Posts: 14,941 Member
    My name is Chris

    I weigh in on Mondays

    Challenge Starts 9/26/19
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 137.0
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 130.0

    09/26 - 137.0 at 4:00 a.m.
    09/30 - 135.0 at 5:30 a.m.

    October
    10/07 - 136.8 at 7:00 a.m.
    10/14 - 137.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    10/21 - 136.6 st 5:30 a.m.
    10/28 - 139.2 at 5:30 a.m. hmmm...I don't think so. Egads!
    10/31 - 139.4 at 4:00 a.m.

    November
    11/01 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/04 - 139.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/11 - 140.2 at 6:30 a.m.
    11/18 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/25 - DNW
    11/30 - 142.8 at 7:30 a.m. :#

    December
    12/01 - 143.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    12/02 - 142.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/09 - 143.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/16 - 142.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/23 - 142.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    12/30 - 143.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    12/31 - 143.6 at 9:30 a.m.

    January
    01/01 - 142.8 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/06 - 146.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...too much holiday!!
    01/13 - 140.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/20 - 140.4 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/27 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/31 - 141.4 at 5:30 a.m.

    February
    02/01 - 139.8 at 8:40 a.m. ...sleepin' in has it's benefits!
    02/03 - 141.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    02/10 - 143.6 at 3:00 a.m.
    02/17 - DNW
    02/24 -
    02/29 -

    Chris
  • Dorgle690Dorgle690 Member Posts: 142 Member Member Posts: 142 Member

    Female, 5’3”
    OSW 179
    CGW 159
    UGW 140
    October
    10/10: 163.6
    10/17: 163.6
    10/24: 163
    10/31: 168.2
    November
    11/7: 163.6
    11/14: 162.4
    11/21: 163
    11/28: 163.6
    December
    12/5: 164.8
    12/12: 162.8
    12/19: 164.2
    12/26: 165
    January
    01/2: 166
    01/9: 166
    01/16: 167
    01/23: 168
    01/30: 165
    February
    02/6: 165
    02/13: 164
    02/20: 161.4
    02/27: 161.4
    March
    03/5: 159
    03/12: 159
    March 19, 2020 (last challenge update)~ 157.2!!!

    Total loss: 6.4 lbs

    I know my goal wasn't very grand, but I knew it would be hard to break the cycle of putting off my weight loss. I'm happy with my loss, though! I could have done more, but I just wasn't in the right place to focus on losing weight for most of this challenge. I definitely had a bit of a glow up since the beginning of this challenge!

    This was a really fun challenge!

    Happy Spring! :blush:
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,741 Member Member Posts: 2,741 Member
    My name is Donna


    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 196.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 166.6



    9/26~ Challenge begins 196.6

    October 3 191.6 Woo Hoo! What a turbulent week of travel, ups & downs! Fighting very hard for success. 180’s I am talking to YOU…..Bring it ON!

    10/10 191.8 I made a ton of progress this week that was completely wiped out by 2 trips in the same week including lots of car sitting/driving & restaurant food. I hope a lot of this is fluid retention. I picked up some parsley, I shall be drinking a parsley tea today!

    10/17 189.0 Working it back down. Not always easy when my own body fights me with several health conditions & many medications. As time goes on, I am becoming more & more aware of my limitations and the reasons for my fluctuations. That is a gift.

    10/24 188.4 I am working so hard for progress. Its such a slow process these days. Ah…to be young again!

    10/30 188.0 Travel today.

    November 7 186.0 More progress than I realized for this past week. I’ve been stuck the last few days so I am going to rethink things. If it keeps up, an egg fast may be in order. Or a beef & butter fast. Last resort though as I don’t find either very pleasurable!

    11/14 188.8 This is not going according to plan. I’ve got to get a grip!

    11/21 186.8 Was a better number yesterday but I blew it. Still, a 2 lb loss this past week is nothing to sneeze at. I still need to get that grip!

    11/28 185.6 Travel this week set me back, but this is still an improvement over last week. I am determined that Thanksgiving will not be the start of my usual fall/winter spiral downward in defeat. I worry more about all the big city travel for shopping than I do about the actual holiday meals. The meals are one day (just don’t keep the leftovers! Give, Give, Give). The shopping season is 5-6 weeks of sitting in cars driving and eating in restaurants. The diabetes only complicates things. I’m going to have to plan wisely.

    December 5 184.6 The Christmas traveling begins today. It will be an up & down week!

    12/12 186.6 I fell off the wagon with the travels. Getting back on track, at least for now. Lord, help me thru the rest of this holiday season!

    12/19 189.6

    12/26 195.4 I am so full of things that require you cream the sugar with the butter, that I could puke! It’s out of this house today!

    January 2 188.2 Now that’s better! But still a long way to go! Happy New Year Everyone!

    01/09 194.0 Almost the entire gain overnight. Traveled yesterday. Sitting….sitting and a restaurant. The meal wasn’t worth it. Today will be a very strict day of repentance.

    01/16 189.7. Its been a week of ups & downs. Glad to be back under 190 but I feel like I deserve to be under 180. However, my appetite and cravings don’t always agree. Keeping the faith. I’ll get there!

    01/23 189.9 Struggling with both health & temptation. But I never give up!

    01/30 191.8 I’ve had several severe glucose drops in the past 2 weeks. I am still working out the carb formula and easing back in. Some travel this past week also derailed me. I’m staying on top of it as best as I can.

    February 6 192.1 I am going to try something new for the next week to 10 days. I will focus mainly on calories, allow more carbs to bring my glucose up and keep fats a bit lower to help my gall bladder take a rest. If this affects me in a negative way, I will not continue to pursue it. I do see it as temporary until I can figure out my T2D issues. I will continue trying to incorporate less carbs than before my journey began, but it will not be my main focus. We’ll see how it goes!

    02/13 194.2 Glucose running a bit high, but that sure feels better than too low and it doesn’t make me shovel food in for emergency. Now to get the numbers right. It definitely is a science. Keeping the carbs under 100 but over 75 is still too high for my T2D it seems. So I will work on continuing to slowly lower them until I get to the sweet spot where my scale is moving, my glucose numbers are running good and I feel well. I suspect that will be around or under 50 but not as low as 20. Doing this gradually is what will make the difference. I will continue to work on this. My weight shot up this week after travel, but is slowly coming back down with the tweaks. I'll be working on it as faithfully as I can.

    02/20 195.4 Still struggling but trying to get back to basics. I was up to a higher weight this week after travel but am working it back down. 32g carbs & 1203 calories yesterday helped me achieve an overnight drop.

    02/27 195.5

    March 5 200.6 No excuses, Just results. Working on my mindset & willpower.

    03/12 199.8 If I walk past a loaf of bread in the grocery aisle I’ll be in the 200’s just from looking at it. Sheesh. I’m doing so well on SOME OF THE DAYS. I’ve got to work on consistency.


    March 19, 2020
    (last challenge update)~ 200.8 This challenge took us through all the major holidays and I was definitely off-the-rails from Thanksgiving through the winter. But I did stay accountable, log, exercise, drink water and try many new things (some unsuccessfully) so all has not been lost.




  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 2,911 Member Member Posts: 2,911 Member
    My name is Tish
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 184
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 170

    •Thursday Updates•📍
    September 23, 2019 - 185.2
    September 24, 2019 (last Spring/Summer challenge update)~ 185.6 - I hope this improves by Thursday.
    9/25 - 184.6
    9/26 - 184
    October 3 - 182.4
    10/10 - 181.4
    10/17 - 181.2 - 183.2 on the 11th and 180.8 on the13th. Then up and down again. It's like driving on a rocky road.
    10/24 - 184 - Fluid retention. All joints feeling tight this morning.
    10/31 - 181.8 - 2.2 lbs lost
    so far. Smh. Takes me a long time to get rid of fat.
    November 7 - 183 - Scale weight has been up and down this past week. It may get a little more erratic in the days ahead, because I reset my calorie intake (increase) and macros (higher carb grams) two days ago.
    11/8 - 182.6
    11/9 - 183.6
    11/10 - 184.4 - Ate pretzels yesterday.
    11/11 - 181.4
    11/12 - 183
    11/13 - 183 - I've been higher and lower than this weight in the past week. I'm trying to settle into 16/8 or 18/6 IF (instead of 20 to 23 hrs of daily fasting) for a while.
    11/14 - 182.6
    11/15 - DNW
    11/16 - 184.4 - Very early weigh in , but could have been carb choice. I will assess carb foods/carb grams and effects on daily weight at the end of the month.
    11/17 - DNW
    11/18 - 183.6
    11/19 - 183.2
    11/20 - DNW
    📍11/21 - 183 - I don't like my weight hovering here, but right now it's not about my weight number, it's about healing. Feeling calmer, sleeping better.
    11/28 - 183
    December 5 - 185.4
    12/12 - 185.6
    12/19 - 185.6
    12/20 - 187.6
    12/21 - 185.6
    12/22 - DNW
    12/23 - 186.6
    12/24 - 186
    12/25 - 185.4
    12/26 - 185.6
    12/27 - 185.6
    12/28 - DNW
    12/29 - 187.4
    12/30 - 187
    12/31 - 187.6
    1/01 - 191
    📍January 2 - 187
    1/08 - 188.8
    📍1/09 - 186
    1/10 - 186
    1/11 - 186
    1/12 - 187.4
    1/13 - 185
    1/14 - 185.4
    1/15 - 187
    📍1/16 - 186.4
    1/17 - 186
    1/18 - 185.4
    1/19 - 185.6
    1/21 - 186
    1/22 - 183.2
    📍1/23 - 185.4
    1/24 - 184
    1/25 - 184.8
    1/26 - 184.8
    1/27 - 184.6
    1/28 - 183.8
    1/29 - 184.4
    📍1/30 - 183
    2/01 - 183.2
    2/02 - 185.2 - step ups exercise caused hip bursitis flare
    2/03 - 185
    2/04 - 185
    2/05 - 185.8
    📍February 6 - 186
    2/07 - 186.6
    2/08 - DNW
    2/09 - DNW
    2/10 - DNW
    2/11- DNW
    2/12 - 187 - I was able to do some cardio yesterday. Today, cardio and strength, but NO step ups!
    📍02/13 - 186.6
    2/14 - 187.2 - Late dinner and workout.
    📍02/20
    📍02/27 - 187
    March 5 - DNW
    3/06 - DNW
    3/07 - DNW
    3/08 - DNW
    3/09 - 189 - Going through a pattern of eating late in the evening.



    March 19, 2020 (last challenge update)~
    If anyone thinks it's worthwhile, I'll start a new thread. In light of what's going on, I don't know if I'll gain or lose, but I'm only eating one meal a day.

    184.5 today






    edited March 19
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 2,856 Member Member Posts: 2,856 Member
    Original starting weight (March 2013) - 175.4
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 23, 2019 starting weight - 141.8 (ten-day rolling average 142.7)
    Ultimate goal - Maintain around 143 (range between 140 - 150)
    September:
    September 1: 143.0 (10-day average 145.8) First day of Meteorological Fall.
    September 23: 141.8 (10-day average 142.7) First day of Astronomical Fall. So I'll go with this date and make Monday my weigh-in day this season.
    September 26: 142.8 (10-day average 142.6) First day of challenge as requested by Tish.
    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. August wasn't a great month for me. September was my catch up. Now if I can hold steady, I'll be chuffed.

    October
    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'm up from my monthly goal.

    November
    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: 143.6 (10-day average 144.8)
    November 25: 145.2 (10-day average 143.8)
    November 30: 146.2 (10-day average 144.4)
    November Goal: 143.0
    November Actual: I've been up and down all month, but oddly my weight trend has been really steady. I end the month with the trend about a pound above goal.

    December
    December 7: 145.4 (10-day average 144.7)
    December 14: 143.8 (10-day average 144.8)
    End of Fall (08:18 PST December 21): 144.2 (10-day average 144.6)
    Dec. 28: 144.6 (10-day average 145.0)
    End of year (December 31): 146.4 (10-day average 145.2)
    December Goal: 143.0
    December Actual: Let's just say the fourth quarter wasn't kind to me :frown:

    January
    January 4: 144.8 (10-day average 145.3)
    January 11: 143.6 (10-day average 144.4)
    January 18: 139.8 (10-day average 143.5)😉😉😉
    January 25: 144.2 (10-day average 142.7) 😉😉😉
    January 31: 144.8 (10-day average 144.6)
    January Goal: 143.0
    January Actual: Oh so close, but slightly over. My scale weight is exactly the same as my first reported weight in January, and it is DOWN from the last day of December by a fair bit. My ten-day average weight is down a bit and just above my goal of 143 with small fluctuations. 👌 👌 👌

    February
    February 1: 143.4 (10-day average 144.5)
    February 8: 142.8 (10-day average 144.5)
    February 15: 145.8 (10-day average 144.0)
    February 22: Away from scale
    February 29 Leap Day: Away from scale
    😉😉😉
    February Goal: 143.0
    February Actual: Using March 2 as a substitute for February 29, I am within a pound by scale and just over a pound by average. 👌 👌 👌

    March
    March 2: 144.0 (10-day average 144.3)
    March 7: 143.8 (10-day average 143.7)
    Mar 14: 146.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    Mar 21: (Winter ends March 19 at 20:49 Pacific Standard Time): 147.0 (10-day average 146.7)


    Weight lost this week: Less than zero. Scale is up another half pound; average is up about 1.5. 😖😖😖

    March Goal: 143.0
    March Actual: March hasn't been good to me - up 2.5 pounds. It's unlikely I will meet my goal for March. At least I'm still in my maintenance range, but moving farther from my goal the last couple weeks. Some is stress eating. I need to be mindful of that and CUT IT OUT. I also need to remind myself I am near the MIDDLE of my maintenance range. High-middle, yes, but not bouncing off the ceiling like I was on Tuesday (by scale weight; average lags behind and helps temper those silly spikes). Let's keep at it.


    Challenge Weight loss goal: Range between 142-148
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: I have stayed in my goal range during the entire slow steady increase the last quarter of 2019, and now I'm getting back down where I want to stay. 🤯 😉 I was at a pretty low weight at the beginning of the challenge - a ten-day average under my sustainable long-term goal of 143. I'm actually still above that, and so I am above where I stared, but ya know what? It's ok. 👌 👌 👌

    Happy Spring!!!!!!

  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 2,741 Member Member Posts: 2,741 Member
    @tiabirdie56 If you decide to start another or continue on this post with more, I am in! Otherwise, I'll see you on the other challenges. I'll check back.
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 14,941 Member Member Posts: 14,941 Member
    My name is Chris

    I weigh in on Mondays

    Challenge Starts 9/26/19
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 137.0
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 130.0

    09/26 - 137.0 at 4:00 a.m.
    09/30 - 135.0 at 5:30 a.m.

    October
    10/07 - 136.8 at 7:00 a.m.
    10/14 - 137.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    10/21 - 136.6 st 5:30 a.m.
    10/28 - 139.2 at 5:30 a.m. hmmm...I don't think so. Egads!
    10/31 - 139.4 at 4:00 a.m.

    November
    11/01 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/04 - 139.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/11 - 140.2 at 6:30 a.m.
    11/18 - 139.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    11/25 - DNW
    11/30 - 142.8 at 7:30 a.m. :#

    December
    12/01 - 143.6 at 7:00 a.m.
    12/02 - 142.4 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/09 - 143.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/16 - 142.6 at 5:30 a.m.
    12/23 - 142.0 at 6:30 a.m.
    12/30 - 143.0 at 8:00 a.m.
    12/31 - 143.6 at 9:30 a.m.

    January
    01/01 - 142.8 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/06 - 146.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...too much holiday!!
    01/13 - 140.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/20 - 140.4 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/27 - 144.0 at 5:30 a.m.
    01/31 - 141.4 at 5:30 a.m.

    February
    02/01 - 139.8 at 8:40 a.m. ...sleepin' in has it's benefits!
    02/03 - 141.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    02/10 - 144.0 at 6:30 a.m. ... :s
    02/17 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m. ...22 days until hip surgery. Having a rough time.
    02/24 - DNW
    02/29 - 143.6 at 9:00 a.m.

    March
    03/01 - 142.0 at 8:30 a.m.
    03/02 - 144.2 at 5:30 a.m.
    03/09 - 143.2 at 9:00 a.m.
    03/16 - DNW
    03/19 -
    03/30 -
    03/31 -

    Chris
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 2,911 Member Member Posts: 2,911 Member
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