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  • lyonetlyonet Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    Starting weight: 244 lbs (12/29/19)
    Goal weight: 192
    Current weight: 236
    Total weight lost: 8 lbs. :)

    This week's successes: I lost the 2 extra pounds that I gained in March. I have been keeping breakfast low calorie. I walked 1 day that I tracked. I did walk several times with my neighbor who is elderly. I am getting back into a walking routine, and I hope to add some exercise in, as well. Boy, do I miss my Silver Sneakers classes!

    This week's challenges: I weighed in, but did not log last couple of weeks. I am behind of our mutual goal by 5 pounds. My mood is a little brighter, although we are all feeling the pressure of the responses to the pandemic. I am trying to find my way again on my food plan and I hope to regain a workable program.

    This week's plan is to maintain an exercise routine and rebuild a food plan: low calorie breakfasts and lunches, exercise everyday.

    Keep Well Everyone.
  • osier5osier5 Member Posts: 126 Member Member Posts: 126 Member
    Highest weight: 250 (07/11/18)
    Challenge starting weight: 173.2 (12/31/19)
    Goal weight: 150
    Current weight: 174.5 (04/05/2020)
    Total weight lost: -75.5
    Challenge weight loss: +1.3

    This week's successes: I had a four days of eating within my calorie range.
    This week's failures: I'm really struggling with staying on track. I've put on 8 pounds since we've started social distancing.
  • eminatereminater Member Posts: 2,196 Member Member Posts: 2,196 Member
    HSW: 257.8
    CSW: 218.2 lbs (01.01.2020)
    UGW: 143
    CGW: 163

    Weigh-ins on Mondays

    00. 01.01.2020 218.2 lbs
    01. 08.01.2020 213.8 lbs
    *skipped a few!*
    14. 30.03.2020 211.8 lbs
    15. 06.04.2020 210.6 lbs

    Total challenge weight lost to-date: 7.6 lbs

    Week 14
    This week's successes: I have increased my activity and exercise - which was last weeks target!
    This week's challenges: I need to maintain my new exercise habit - as this is something I am really reluctant to do still.
  • ezbreeze6888ezbreeze6888 Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member
    Eddie
    Highest Weight 11/1/2019: 282
    Challenge Start Weight: 1/6/2020: 260
    Phase 1 Goal 4/27: 224 LBS. & Heal Herniated Disks in my neck without surgery. & Be able to play golf club again.
    Phase 2 Goal 7/27: 198 LBS. & Free Dive for 1+ Minutes. & Run a 5K(Achieved).
    Final Goal 10/5: 189 LBS. & Run a 10K(Achieved).
    Exercise Goal: Minimum 4 workouts per week including minimum 1200 Leg Lifts/Leg Kicks/Side Leg Lifts/Sit Ups. Minimum 20 minutes stretching & abs, 20 minutes strength training, 20 minutes cardio per workout.

    1/13 Goal: 256 / Actual: 253.2 / -28.8 Over All / -6.8 for the Challenge
    1/20 Goal: 253 / Actual: 251.4 / -30.6 Over All / -8.6 for the Challenge
    1/27 Goal: 250 / Actual: 246.0 / -36.0 Over All / -14.0 for the Challenge.

    2/03 Goal: 248 / Actual: 244.4 / -37.6 Over All / -15.6 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. A little more movement in the neck. Swinging a golf club not so good, need to strengthen lower back.

    2/10 Goal: 246 / Actual: 238.6 / -43.4 Over All / -21.4 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. Neck getting a little better. Golf swing with weighted training club seems a little better. Maybe ready to hit a few balls on the range.

    2/17 Goal: 244 / Actual: 234.8 / -47.2 Over All / -25.2 for the Challenge. Fun Week but a tough one on the diet. 2 Days in the Bahamas… Stone Crab Claws & Mustard Sauce & Conch Salad! And 2 days out of town with family. Worked hard this weekend to get back under last week’s weight and actually lost a few pounds. Managed to get in 4 workouts & 1 PT session. 230 in my sights!

    2/24 Goal: 242 / Actual: 237.8 / -44.2 Over All / -22.2 for the Challenge. I think my body finally caught up with what is going on and put the brakes on the weight loss. Gave back a few pounds this week. That’s okay, Hopefully it is muscle and I am still under my Weekly Goal. Eating Healthy and Working Out but I Need to fine tune my calorie intake and get back to logging in food daily.

    3/02 Goal: 240 / Actual: 237.6 / -44.4 Over All / -22.4 for the Challenge. Hope everyone had a great week! I’ve been eating healthy and exercising but still stuck at 237-238. Going to have to really watch my daily calorie intake and cut back on portions some. Still under weekly goal weight so that is a positive.

    3/09 Goal: 238 / Actual: 236.8 / -45.2 Over All / -23.2 for the Challenge. Hello All. Hope you had a good week. It has been a battle for me. My body is not making it easy for me. Finally got my neck feeling better and now I’m having issues with my middle and lower back. Workouts haven’t had the intensity I would like. Still managed to lose a pound and stayed under weekly goal weight.

    3/16 Goal: 236 / Actual: 235.2 / -46.8 Over All / -24.8 for the Challenge / -1.6 this week. Had a good start to the week but was out of town Thursday, Friday and Saturday and ate out a lot and missed a few workouts. Got back on track Saturday night and Sunday to get back under my weekly goal.

    3/23 Goal: 234 / Actual: 237.4 / -44.6 Over All / -22.6 for the Challenge / +2.2 this week. Good news / Bad News… Good news: I was able to play 2 rounds of golf and my neck and back are doing well. Bad news: (other than the world shutting down for Corona Virus) I was out of town for a couple days and ate out and take out and I gained a couple pounds back and I am above my weekly goal weight for the first time since I started November 1st. Doesn’t help that my gyms (even the community gym at my complex) are closed. Really need to bear down and stick to healthy eating and get my exercise in this week and get back on track with weekly weight goal! No Excuses!

    3/30 Goal: 232 / Actual: 234.4 / -47.6 Over All / -25.6 for the Challenge / -3.0 this week. Hope everyone is staying safe and virus free. Even more reason to eat healthy and get your vitamins and minerals in and keep your immune system strong. Tried to keep from splurging this week and was able to get 3 pounds back. Need to get some good cardio in this week and get back to my weekly goal weight.

    4/06 Goal: 230 / Actual: 233.3 / -48.7 Over All / -26.7 for the Challenge / -1.1 this week. Hello everyone. I hope you and your family and friends are staying safe. Hang in there! Things will get better! It has definitely been a challenge to stay active since everything is shut down. I was able to get in a 7 mile run and a 22 mile bike ride to get in some cardio. Doing some stretching and core exercises and practicing the golf swing at home.

    4/13 Goal: 228 / Actual:
    4/20 Goal: 226 / Actual:
    4/27 Goal: 224 / Actual:
  • tammierlewistammierlewis Member Posts: 447 Member Member Posts: 447 Member
    Highest weight 188.

    Starting weight: 135
    Goal weight: 120

    12/31: 135.0
    1/6: 135.0
    1/27: 143.0
    2/4: 139.2
    2/24: 140.2
    3/3: 142. 0
    3/10: 141.0
    3/24: 141.0
    3/31: 140.8
    4/7: 140.8

    No loss this week. Although we are retired and really don't need to go anywhere, knowing that we are restricted to essential travel seems to be stressing me. This week's goal is to focus more on me and the activities that I enjoy.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 240 Member Member Posts: 240 Member
    So it's been longer than I thought it'd be. The family emergency situation that had me out of state went on a roller coaster ride that eventually ended in my family member passing away. Even though I was not super-close to this particular family member, it was still very hard with supporting them and other family, along with all the travel and inconveniences of all the COVID-19 stuff.

    As things landed this morning, I am almost back to where I began. I don't think I'll have much downward adjustment, other than a bit of digestion weight as I attempt to get into a deficit again. It's frustrating, but there's not much to be done but deal with it.

    Current Weight:
    192.5 as of 4/8/2020

    Weekly change:
    Unknown

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    0.0/0.0/-4.6

    This week's successes:
    • Getting back to accurate logging.
    • Returning to an exercise routine.
    • Strength training 1x
    • Maintaining meeting my step goal (current streak 92 days).

    This week's challenges:
    • Struggling to return to maintenance, let alone deficit (ginormous hunger cravings).
    • Running on empty mentally/emotionally.
    • Returning to an enormous backload of household needs/work, which is all but impossible for my mind to process right now.

    Stats/SW/Goal
    High Weight/Stats:
    252.0 pounds, 5'1" F

    Challenge Starting Weight:
    197.1

    Goal:
    21.5% body fat
    (currently estimated around 140)
    History

    Last post (March 17):
    Calling today my "Wednesday" as I'll be heading back out of town to support family as the family emergency (a medical/life-threatening issue) continues, with hospitalization reaching a month and still in the CICU at an out-of-state facility. It will likely be a simpler stay of a few days, but need to keep things flexible.

    I have a feeling that March is going to end up being a gain. My psych ordered a trial of a different med, and the trial has not been a success, and I'm thinking may actually be causing more issues. A different med trial has been ordered and I will start it tomorrow, so hopefully things will get ironed out over the next few weeks.

    Current Weight:
    189.4 as of 3/11/2020

    Weekly change:
    +6.0

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    +4.7/-7.7/-7.7

    This week's successes:
    • Logging the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.
    • Walking
    • Strength training 2x

    This week's challenges:
    • Cravings. Loss of intake control. Binges.
    • Dealing with family struggles
    • Med change causing increased sleep/appetite/control issues

    Q1 History:
    2020/01/01: 197.1
    2020/01/08: 192.5
    2020/01/15: 190.7
    2020/01/22: 187.2
    2020/01/29: 185.0
    2020/02/05: 184.1
    2020/02/12: 182.5
    2020/02/19: ???
    2020/02/26: ???
    2020/02/29 (end of month): 184.7
    2020/03/04: 181.2 (estimated using different scale)
    2020/03/11: 183.4
    2020/03/17: 189.4
    2020/04/08: 192.5
    Original post:
    I'm not sure I have 52 pounds of fat that I want/need to lose at this point, but I'm close enough that I'm going to call myself "in."

    Starting weight: 197.1 pounds
    (HSW: 252, MFP restart: 242.7)
    5'1" F

    Goal: 21.5% body fat
    (currently estimated at 140-145)

    Current weight: 197.1
    Total challenge weight lost: 0.0

    This week's successes: Getting back into deficit after a maintenance break.
    This week's challenges: Extremely low motivation (for life-ing in general -- not out of the norm, as I battle physical and mental health issues on an ongoing basis).

    A heads up: I will likely go faster than 1 pound/week for the first 4-ish months, then looking to tighten up and go into a slow loss followed by a recomp phase. I'll likely make 52 pounds of weight loss on the scale with some skin loss (hopefully), along with lean mass having to do with the support of the fat stores I have. I am aiming to maintain/increase muscle mass and bone density, so that may throw off the scale results. I do hope to reach my goal body fat percentage by the year's end, whatever scale weight that puts me at.
  • timlangan42timlangan42 Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    Week 14. Increased social distancing and movement restrictions make it easy to sit at home and binge watch Netflix. Kids want to bake and having more carbs around is taking it's toll on my progress. Easter, with it's pastel colored confections is right around the corner, so I need to double down and move more.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 170 lbs
    Current weight: 207.6 lbs
    Total weight lost: 25.4 lbs, +3 pounds this week

    This week's successes: Bike ride up to 35 miles under 3 hours. Logged food and stayed within my calorie target on most days. Drank plenty of water as usual.
    This week's challenges: No gym time and it's starting to show (on the scale). Didn't do any strength training this week and only got in one good ride.

    Stay safe and healthy. See you next week.
  • motheroftwins95motheroftwins95 Member Posts: 513 Member Member Posts: 513 Member
    I would like to join this challenge. I have been at my goal weight a couple of times in the past and know how good it feels. As I get older (57), it is getting harder to do the things I need to do to lose and maintain the lower weight. I am looking forward to reaching my goal again this year. Let's do this!

    Starting weight: 177.6 (January 1, 2020)
    Goal weight: 130.0
    Current weight: 171.0 (Friday, April 10)

    Total weight lost: 6.6
    This week's successes: I don't have COVID 19.
    This week's challenges: Staying on the wagon. Can't find the darn wagon!

    Weigh-in day - Friday
  • lyonetlyonet Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    Starting weight: 244 lbs (12/29/19)
    Goal weight: 192
    Current weight: 235
    Total weight lost: 9 lbs. :)

    This week's successes: I lost 1 pound. I have been keeping breakfast low calorie. I walked 3 days that I tracked (and a couple others with my older neighbor which I don't record). I also did a 30 minute upper body strength workout 3 times. I mostly stayed with a low calorie eating plan and tracked my meals. I shopped on Thurs. and kept junk food purchases to a minimum. I bought no fast food this week.

    This week's challenges: I am still behind of our mutual goal by 5 pounds. My mood is a little brighter, today, but I notice I am having more down periods. I had purchased Easter candy before we ever dreamed we would not be celebrating with loved ones, thankfully, not that much.

    This week's plan is to join in on-line Silver Sneakers classes which my regular instructor is planning to start on Tues. I am still working to rebuild a food plan: low calorie breakfasts and lunches, and a little more substantial dinner.

    Keep Well Everyone.
  • mariatn2003mariatn2003 Member, Premium Posts: 147 Member Member, Premium Posts: 147 Member
    Starting weight: 188 (April)
    Goal weight: 135
    Current weight: 188
    Total weight lost: 0
    This week's successes: Decided to start logging again. Ate fairly healthy today.
    This week's challenges: Did not exercise today because of Easter. Less activity today.
  • osier5osier5 Member Posts: 126 Member Member Posts: 126 Member
    Highest weight: 250 (07/11/18)
    Challenge starting weight: 173.2 (12/31/19)
    Goal weight: 150
    Current weight: 177 (04/12/2020)
    Total weight lost: -73
    Challenge weight loss: +3.8

    Successes: Still trying
    Challenges: Too many to write
  • ezbreeze6888ezbreeze6888 Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member
    Eddie
    Highest Weight 11/1/2019: 282
    Challenge Start Weight: 1/6/2020: 260
    Phase 1 Goal 4/27: 224 LBS. & Heal Herniated Disks in my neck without surgery. & Be able to play golf club again.
    Phase 2 Goal 7/27: 198 LBS. & Free Dive for 1+ Minutes. & Run a 5K(Achieved).
    Final Goal 10/5: 189 LBS. & Run a 10K(Achieved).
    Exercise Goal: Minimum 4 workouts per week including minimum 1200 Leg Lifts/Leg Kicks/Side Leg Lifts/Sit Ups. Minimum 20 minutes stretching & abs, 20 minutes strength training, 20 minutes cardio per workout.

    1/13 Goal: 256 / Actual: 253.2 / -28.8 Over All / -6.8 for the Challenge
    1/20 Goal: 253 / Actual: 251.4 / -30.6 Over All / -8.6 for the Challenge
    1/27 Goal: 250 / Actual: 246.0 / -36.0 Over All / -14.0 for the Challenge.

    2/03 Goal: 248 / Actual: 244.4 / -37.6 Over All / -15.6 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. A little more movement in the neck. Swinging a golf club not so good, need to strengthen lower back.

    2/10 Goal: 246 / Actual: 238.6 / -43.4 Over All / -21.4 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. Neck getting a little better. Golf swing with weighted training club seems a little better. Maybe ready to hit a few balls on the range.

    2/17 Goal: 244 / Actual: 234.8 / -47.2 Over All / -25.2 for the Challenge. Fun Week but a tough one on the diet. 2 Days in the Bahamas… Stone Crab Claws & Mustard Sauce & Conch Salad! And 2 days out of town with family. Worked hard this weekend to get back under last week’s weight and actually lost a few pounds. Managed to get in 4 workouts & 1 PT session. 230 in my sights!

    2/24 Goal: 242 / Actual: 237.8 / -44.2 Over All / -22.2 for the Challenge. I think my body finally caught up with what is going on and put the brakes on the weight loss. Gave back a few pounds this week. That’s okay, hopefully it is muscle and I am still under my Weekly Goal. Eating Healthy and Working Out but I Need to fine tune my calorie intake and get back to logging in food daily.

    3/02 Goal: 240 / Actual: 237.6 / -44.4 Over All / -22.4 for the Challenge. Hope everyone had a great week! I’ve been eating healthy and exercising but still stuck at 237-238. Going to have to really watch my daily calorie intake and cut back on portions some. Still under weekly goal weight so that is a positive.

    3/09 Goal: 238 / Actual: 236.8 / -45.2 Over All / -23.2 for the Challenge. Hello All. Hope you had a good week. It has been a battle for me. My body is not making it easy for me. Finally got my neck feeling better and now I’m having issues with my middle and lower back. Workouts haven’t had the intensity I would like. Still managed to lose a pound and stayed under weekly goal weight.

    3/16 Goal: 236 / Actual: 235.2 / -46.8 Over All / -24.8 for the Challenge / -1.6 this week. Had a good start to the week but was out of town Thursday, Friday and Saturday and ate out a lot and missed a few workouts. Got back on track Saturday night and Sunday to get back under my weekly goal.

    3/23 Goal: 234 / Actual: 237.4 / -44.6 Over All / -22.6 for the Challenge / +2.2 this week. Good news / Bad News… Good news: I was able to play 2 rounds of golf and my neck and back are doing well. Bad news: (other than the world shutting down for Corona Virus) I was out of town for a couple days and ate out and take out and I gained a couple pounds back and I am above my weekly goal weight for the first time since I started November 1st. Doesn’t help that my gyms (even the community gym at my complex) are closed. Really need to bear down and stick to healthy eating and get my exercise in this week and get back on track with weekly weight goal! No Excuses!

    3/30 Goal: 232 / Actual: 234.4 / -47.6 Over All / -25.6 for the Challenge / -3.0 this week. Hope everyone is staying safe and virus free. Even more reason to eat healthy and get your vitamins and minerals in and keep your immune system strong. Tried to keep from splurging this week and was able to get 3 pounds back. Need to get some good cardio in this week and get back to my weekly goal weight.

    4/06 Goal: 230 / Actual: 233.3 / -48.7 Over All / -26.7 for the Challenge / -1.1 this week. Hello everyone. I hope you and your family and friends are staying safe. Hang in there! Things will get better! It has definitely been a challenge to stay active since everything is shut down. I was able to get in a 7-mile run and a 22-mile bike ride to get in some cardio. Doing some stretching and core exercises and practicing the golf swing at home.

    4/13 Goal: 228 / Actual: 232.5 / -49.5 Over All / -27.5 for the Challenge / -.8 this week. Slacked off this week. Gotta be more consistent with my exercises. Got in some bike rides and some golf swing practice. Eating pretty healthy but need to cut back on my portions.

    4/20 Goal: 226 / Actual:
    4/27 Goal: 224 / Actual:
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