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5 Pounds in 5 Weeks: Over the Holidays

mikejodyscfmikejodyscf Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
Greetings friends,

Today I am starting a "5 Pounds in 5 Weeks: Over the Holidays" Challenge. The way I see it is that I could easily put ON 5 pounds over the holidays (both Thanksgiving and Christmas), and the sometimes erratic eating schedule that comes with them. But if we don't put on 5 pounds, but instead lose 5 pounds, that's an effective 10-pound difference in what we could have been.

So as I examine the next 5 weeks, through December, I am asking myself if I want to be five pounds heavier or 5 pounds lighter at the end of December.

How about you? Will you join in, starting today, November 24, 2019, for the challenge? We all need some extra motivation over the holidays, maybe this is exactly what we need.

My commitment is to weigh daily and record all food and exercise, even on the holidays when I know things will be crazy busy with friends and family coming over. The only time I cannot weigh in is when I will be traveling to China (a few days in December).

Let's see if this holiday season things will be different than previous holiday seasons, where we all end up needing to make a "New Year's Resolution" to lose the weight we put on over the holidays. I believe things can be different!
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  • mikejodyscfmikejodyscf Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    Starting weight: 175.4
    Goal weight: 170.0


    November 25: 175.4
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    December 2: Goal for 1st week: 174.3
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    December 9: Goal for 2nd week: 173.2
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    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 172.1
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    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 171.0
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    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 170.0
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  • ShortgirlrunningShortgirlrunning Posts: 509Member Member Posts: 509Member Member
    I’ll be happy to lose anything over the holidays.

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  • SammyDee2015SammyDee2015 Posts: 124Member Member Posts: 124Member Member
    I like your thinking! A daily weigh in may do the trick for me to break my cycle of weekly up n down of the same 5 lbs ( 194-199) ! 🤞
    Nivember 24: 196.6
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    December 1: Goal for 1st week 195.6
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    December 8: Goal for 2nd week: 194.6
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    December 15: Goal for 3rd week: 193.6
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  • seawintersseawinters Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    11/25: 154.2
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  • mikejodyscfmikejodyscf Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    I like your thinking! A daily weigh in may do the trick for me to break my cycle of weekly up n down of the same 5 lbs ( 194-199) ! 🤞
    Nivember 24: 196.6
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    December 1: Goal for 1st week 195.6
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    December 8: Goal for 2nd week: 194.6
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    December 15: Goal for 3rd week: 193.6
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    December 22: Goal for 4th week: 192.6
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    December 30: Goal for 5th week: 191.6
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    Exactly! The difference between your 191.6 and the higher end of your "plus 5" is nearly 10 pounds, which is a significant difference.

    I'm confident that with planning, forethought, encouragement from each other that we can have this holiday season be different than previous ones.
  • GreenValliGreenValli Posts: 742Member Member Posts: 742Member Member
    I lose slowly. I pretty sure my body would not relinquish that much weight, but I would like to lose during the holidays. Count me in:
    Nov. 24: 189.8
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  • taxgirl1taxgirl1 Posts: 868Member Member Posts: 868Member Member
    Starting weight: 207.6
    Goal weight: 202.6

    November 24: 207.6 There is some water weight here
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  • dlhollin1dlhollin1 Posts: 324Member Member Posts: 324Member Member
    I historically put on 5-10 lbs from Thanksgiving to New years day. This challenge is just what I need as I have finally started having some success lately and do not want to blow my progress. Good luck everyone.

    Starting weight: 268.6
    Goal weight: 263.6

    November 25: 268.6
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  • 171lake171lake Posts: 824Member Member Posts: 824Member Member
    Starting weight: 129.8
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  • ShortgirlrunningShortgirlrunning Posts: 509Member Member Posts: 509Member Member
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  • mikejodyscfmikejodyscf Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    November 24: 148.8
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    Look who came out of the gate running! Way to go, @Shortgirlrunning!
  • cosmo30cosmo30 Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    Much needed motivation during the holidays - count me in!
    Starting weight: 185.8
    Goal weight: 180

    November 25: 185.8
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  • mikejodyscfmikejodyscf Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    Starting weight: 175.4
    Goal weight: 170.0

    November 25: 176.2. I'm happy that I was up .08 pounds on the very first day for several reasons: It's important to see that weight fluctuates on a daily basis, so we're after trends not one day's change. Also, an "up" day on the scale does not derail us; anybody who reaches their goal has numerous "up" days along the way. All is well.
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    December 2: Goal for 1st week: 174.3
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  • GreenValliGreenValli Posts: 742Member Member Posts: 742Member Member
    GreenValli wrote: »
    I lose slowly. I pretty sure my body would not relinquish that much weight, but I would like to lose during the holidays. Count me in:
    Nov. 24: 189.8
    Nov 25: 189.6

  • cachoeycachoey Posts: 18Member, Premium Member Posts: 18Member, Premium Member
    I'm in!

    November 25:145.5
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  • seedrah6seedrah6 Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    Just redownloaded MFP because I have a goal to lose about 3-5kg now. Will do weigh in tmrw!

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  • laurenebargarlaurenebargar Posts: 1,097Member Member Posts: 1,097Member Member
    I did the other challenge for 2 pounds a week for two weeks, I didnt quite make it, but this time I am hopeful. I am not too concerned about actually reaching my goal of 175 as even if its slow, weight loss is weight loss. I would really be happy under 180 again. Looking forward to this, the daily weigh ins really motivate me!

    Goal weight: 175.0

    November 25: 184.0
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    December 2: Goal for 1st week: 181.5
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  • mikejodyscfmikejodyscf Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    Glad you're here @laurenebargar, you did well in the previous challenge, went the right direction, lost some pounds, and are now ready to repeat!
  • SammyDee2015SammyDee2015 Posts: 124Member Member Posts: 124Member Member
    Trying to break my cycle of weekly up n down of the same 5 lbs ( 194-199) ! 🤞
    Nivember 24: 196.6
    November 25: 194.8 ... ya that won’t stay lol
    November 26:
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    December 1: Goal for 1st week 195.6
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    December 8: Goal for 2nd week: 194.6
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    December 15: Goal for 3rd week: 193.6
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    December 22: Goal for 4th week: 192.6
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    December 30: Goal for 5th week: 191.6
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