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Lose 5lbs + in October 2019

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  • adriana_ancaadriana_anca Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Original starting weight - 78kg
    October starting weight - XXkg
    October goal - XXkg
    Ultimate goal - a healthy weight

    Weigh in day on Friday:

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  • jlskktjlskkt Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Love this idea.

    Original starting weight - 171
    October starting weight -
    October goal - 164
    Ultimate goal - 155

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  • kristen8000kristen8000 Posts: 648Member Member Posts: 648Member Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    You knew I'd be back even though I don't want to lose any more weight. Maintaining is just as hard, so I'll be reporting on that. And @kristen8000 -- it's fine if you don't get five pounds, it's about getting where you want to be and staying there. I hope to see you in maintenance soon!

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September 30 starting weight - 139.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 141.4)
    October goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight).

    September 30 - 139.4 (141.4)
    October 7 -
    October 14 -
    October 21 -
    October 28 -
    October 30 -

    Total loss for October: It's not October yet!

    Yep, the staying there part hasn't worked in the past. I think this is the 4th time I've lost the last 15lbs in about 8 years...LOL You'd think I'd learn.
  • ro175ro175 Posts: 37Member, Premium Member Posts: 37Member, Premium Member
    I'm in; it's already Oct 1st here in New Zealand

    Original Start Weight 72kg (158.7) (July 2019)
    September ending weight - 63.2 (139.3)
    Oct goal - 60kg (132)
    Ultimate goal - 58kg (128)

    10/01: 62.6 (138)
    10/07:
    10/14:
    10/21:
    10/28:
    10/31:
  • syreinasyreina Posts: 220Member Member Posts: 220Member Member
    Welcome to all the new members! This community is great - I have been a part of this challenge for over a year.

    @kristen8000 I am in the exact same boat. I've been at it for years. I've lost the weight successfully once before but this time around I have added the gym (thanks to my husband) for strength training and cardio and I love it!

    @mtaratoot Congrats on reaching your maintenance goal!

    This is my strength training for the month along with whatever cardio I can do as time allows. (5am workouts and the doc has said I need to strengthen my legs so I do not feel discomfort in my knees when I am on the elliptical. Why not attempt to strengthen my arms too? I will start with 1 set for arms since I have gone too far in the past by doing 3 sets.)

    Leg Day:
    Warm-Up
    Squats, 3x10
    Lunges, 3x10
    Glute Extension (I'm too short for Leg Curl), 3x10, 10lbs - I am trying this for the first time later this week so we'll see about 25 lbs
    Leg Extension, 3x10, 25 lbs
    Leg Press, 3x10, 10 lbs

    Arm Day:
    Warm-Up
    Lateral Raise, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Overhead Press, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Bench Dips, 1x10
    Extension, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Curl, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Flat Fly, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Kneeling Push Up, 1x10
    Lat Pulldown, , 1x10, 20 lbs

    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147 lbs - November 2017
    October Starting Weight: 124.6 lbs
    October Goal: 121.6 lbs

    Height: 5ft

    Ultimate Goal: 115 lbs

    Oct 4:

    Total Loss for October:
    edited September 30
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 1,701Member Member Posts: 1,701Member Member

    Yep, the staying there part hasn't worked in the past. I think this is the 4th time I've lost the last 15lbs in about 8 years...LOL You'd think I'd learn.


    I've been in maintenance for about 18 months. If you think I haven't been gaining and losing even to the point of frustration, you weren't paying attention. I think it's par for the course, and now you've had some practice so it should be easier. I have no doubt I'll struggle again in the future, and I hope I have the right attitude because that's the tough part. I think I spent most of spring and summer maintaining, but at a weight just a few pounds higher than my goal. I thought about revising the goal, but just kept plugging away. I'd like to avoid the WILD fluctuations. That's the healthiest to maintain lean mass, so let's do it!
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,460Member Member Posts: 2,460Member Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in October 2019•

    June 2019 thru mid September 2019. Gains!/ Loss
    From 177 to 186. Began with stress, ended in adrenal fatigue.


    Original starting wgt: 253
    October starting weight: ?
    October goal: 180
    🍁Updating every day through October.

    •Monday Updates•📌
    📌September 30 - 183
    October 1 -
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    edited September 30
  • cpanuscpanus Posts: 14,307Member Member Posts: 14,307Member Member
    Highest weight: 192.2
    October Start Weight: 135.0
    October Goal Weight:134.0
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 130.0

    09/30 - 135.0 at 5:30 a.m.

    I weigh in on Mondays.

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    Chris
  • flourchild225flourchild225 Posts: 76Member Member Posts: 76Member Member
    Highest Weight: 184
    October starting weight: 130.8
    October Goal: 125.4
    Ultimate Goal: 120

    October 1st: 130.8
    October 7th:
    October 14th:
    October 21st:
    October 28th:

    TOTAL loss for October:

    Feel free to add me!
  • 171lake171lake Posts: 825Member Member Posts: 825Member Member
    Original starting weight - 172.6
    October starting weight - 134.3
    October goal - 128
    Ultimate goal - 120

    1st- 134.3
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  • awalsh2608awalsh2608 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    First challenge for me! Bring it on!

    Original starting weight - 183
    October starting weight -175
    October goal - 170
    Ultimate goal - 133



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  • sdgbtasdgbta Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Original starting weight - Not known/ no scales at the time
    October starting weight - 144.4
    October goal - 138.0
    Ultimate goal - 120.0

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  • juniormints74juniormints74 Posts: 50Member Member Posts: 50Member Member
    I'm back again for October :). This challenge is really helpful. I weigh myself once a month so I'll post my results the first of each month. Happy October everyone! We can do this! <3

    Original Starting Weight: 182.4 lbs.
    October Starting Weight: 173.2 lbs.
    October Goal: 168 lbs.
    Ultimate Goal: 130 lbs.

    Oct 1st: 173.2 lbs.
    Nov 1st:



    Total Loss for October:
    edited October 1
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    61 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    September 30 ending weight 148.0 (September gain 0.7 lbs)

    October starting weight - 147.0
    October goal - 145.0/142.0

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I have found Monday (M), Wednesday (W), Friday (F) weigh-in accountability works best for me. I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st - 147.0 (Trend Weight 147.4)
    4th (F) -
    📌 7th (M) -
    9th (W) -
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    📌 14th (M) -
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    📌 31st -

    October Loss ~

    Thoughts: Here we go! As much as I believe in BIG goals, and would love to see a 5lb drop in a month, the weight is simply not coming off at that rate. I'm leaving the 5lb goal there for motivation, but I've added an intermediate goal of 2lbs. That is absolutely doable with consistency and discipline. Good luck everyone!

    October Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Move to 2-week meal plans - Need to start writing them down
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • No calorie intake before 11am, edging towards noon for a 16:8 IF
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000 - 2836 ⬇
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily - 32 ⬆
    • Hit strength training goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    Strength Training:
    Squats, lunges, push-ups (elevated), arm circles, side bends, & tricep lifts. Adding planks and transitioning regular push-ups to scapula push-ups.
    • 10/1-4 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/5-8 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/9-12 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/13-16 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/17-20 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/21-24 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/25-28 - 50, 50, 50, Rest
    • 10/29-31 - 50, 50, 50, Rest 11/1

    Progress To Date:

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    edited October 1
  • EliaheartEliaheart Posts: 73Member, Premium Member Posts: 73Member, Premium Member
    I'm also in!! Beginning my 2nd month of carb cycling, lost 4 pounds in September, and I hope to lose at least 4 more in October (5 would be AWESOME!). I also weigh in on Friday mornings.

    SW 165 lbs
    CW 161 lbs
    October Goal 156 lbs
    UGW 135 lbs

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  • adriana_ancaadriana_anca Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Original starting weight - 78kg
    October starting weight - 76.2kg
    October goal - 74kg
    Ultimate goal - a healthy weight

    Weigh in day on Friday:

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