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  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 503 Member Member, Premium Posts: 503 Member
    “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.” Robert Collier

    A pound a week seemed reasonable in January until I checked out back in the spring and then gained even more. 15 lb loss in 2019; gained back 5 before 2020; gained back 6 more during pandemic spring 2020. I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. Starting again in August to continue my journey! If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    I'll turn 60 this year and really want to get into Onederland and make it stick this decade!
    2019 Starting Weight: 245 (1/2/2019) BMI 43.4
    2020 Starting Weight: 235 (1/1/2020) BMI 41.6
    Goal weight: <200 in 2020
    Current weight: 229.3
    Total weight lost: 16

    This week's successes: Achieved my goal of walking 100 miles in August. Challenged myself to repeat that stretch goal for September.
    This week's challenges: At our fishing camp 🎣 for 10 days with no scale. Every small habit still counts scale or no scale. This is NOT A DIET. It’s a LIFESTYLE.

    Aug 6: 241
    Aug 10: 238.4 (-2.6)
    Aug 17: 234.4 (-4)
    Aug 24: 231.1 (-3.3)
    Aug 31: 230.3 (-.8)
    Aug Loss: 10.7

    Sept 4: 229.3 (-1) Weight from Friday before leaving for 10 days
    Sept 14:
    Sept 21:
    Sept 28:
    Sept Loss: 1
    edited September 5
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,581 Member Member Posts: 1,581 Member
    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5

    Total weight lost: 16.4 pounds lost since June 1st!

    This week’s successes: Logging & walking my dog.

    Happy Monday!
  • MTW70MTW70 Member Posts: 66 Member Member Posts: 66 Member
    Just joining in a little late with just over 4 months left to 2020 . Hoping to lose a little more than 1 pound a week but will count any loss as a success!

    Starting weight: 181.4
    Goal weight: 134
    Current weight: 171.8
    Total weight lost: 9.6 pounds


    8/24: 181.4
    8/31: 174.8
    9/07: 171.8
    9/14:
    9/21:
    9/28:
    10/5:
    10/12:
    10/19:
    10/26:
    11/2:
    11/9:
    11/16:
    11/23:
    11/30:
    12/7:
    12/14:
    12/21:
    12/27:


    This week's successes: Was AF 7 out of 7 days, Ran 3 days this week & made a lot of progress on my pace, AF 16/8 (some days longer fasts)
    This week's challenges: Still not sleeping, need to work on making healthier food choices to break my fast, & limit daily diet drink.
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 263 Member Member Posts: 263 Member
    All time high 2019 prior MFP192
    High 2020 174
    June loss 4 lbs
    July 1 164
    July 8 162.4
    July loss 3 lbs

    8/1 161
    8/2 161
    8/3 160.8
    8/10 160.2
    8/15 158.9 Doing better than last month. So far 2 wks 2 lbs!!
    8/24 158.5 Took some time off did a little snacking, one more week this month!
    Aug loss 3 lbs total loss 34 lbs
    9/1 158 No more snacking for me!
    9/7 157.5 Leaving town for a few days. This is a new challenge for me since I started MFP during sheltering in place. Plan to do a lot of walking.
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 503 Member Member, Premium Posts: 503 Member
    Bye bye 36 weeks. 16 weeks remaining in 2020! There is still time to make a dent in the number on the scale before kicking off 2021 new resolutions. Losing weight may be a slow, frustrating process, but quitting won’t speed it up.

    We got this! Good luck everyone as we move through Sept-Dec!
    edited September 7
  • tammierlewistammierlewis Member Posts: 479 Member Member Posts: 479 Member
    Highest weight 188.

    Starting weight 135.0
    goal weight: 125.0

    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
    4/15: 140.6
    4/21: 139.0
    4/28: 139.0
    5/6: 139.4
    5/12: 139.2
    5/20: 138.8
    5/26: 138.8
    6/1: 139.0
    6/7: 139.2
    6/13: 138.8
    6/22: 138.4
    6/28: 139.4
    7/15: 141.0
    7/20: 139.4
    7/29: 140.2
    8/6: 139.4
    8/27: 141.6
    9/3: 141.4
    9/8: 141.4

    No loss, no gain. Have been running longer distances this week, 6-8 miles, and have started playing water volley ball. Now to get the snacks out of the house.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Current Weight (28-day average):
    192.6

    Weekly change in 28-day average:
    -1.8

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    -2.0/+3.0/-4.5


    This week's successes:
    • Accurate logging.
    • Maintaining meeting my step goal.
    • Getting back into deficit.

    This week's challenges:
    • Fighting both hunger and appetite constantly.
    • Fighting to move.

    I think a combination of meal timing and the lower net carb WOE I've been trying to get back to are the keys to consistency this time, at least until I've gotten back in the habit for 3-4 weeks. One week is in the books. A bunch of water weight was lost last week, which was nice to see. Looking forward to getting some fat torched again.

    Stats/SW/Goal
    High Weight/Stats:
    252.0 pounds, 5'1.5", F

    Challenge Starting Weight:
    197.1

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

    History

    Q3 History:
    2020/07/02: 186.1 / 189.4 (28-day average)
    2020/07/08: 188.7 / 188.4
    2020/07/15: 187.2 / 187.8
    2020/07/22: 186.0 / 187.5
    2020/07/29: 192.0 / 188.9
    2020/08/05: 198.4 / 190.4
    2020/08/12: 194.7 / 192.2
    2020/08/19: 194.9 / 194.2
    2020/08/26: 194.2 / 194.6
    2020/09/02: 189.4 / 194.4
    2020/09/09: 188.9 / 192.6

    Q2 History:
    2020/04/08: 192.5
    2020/04/15: 191.8
    2020/04/22: 194.5
    2020/04/29: 191.8, 194.2 (28-day average)
    2020/05/06: 192.3, 193.6
    2020/05/13: 191.0, 193.0
    2020/05/20: 191.7, 193.1
    2020/05/27: 193.6, 193.1
    2020/06/03: 196.9, 193.7
    2020/06/10: 192.0, 193.6
    2020/06/17: 188.5, 192.8
    2020/06/24: 188.1, 191.5

    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
    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: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Week 36. Ups and downs. A disappointing amount of loss given the level of exercise and dietary diligence, but progress nonetheless. August rains stymied my goal to ride five days a week and a rousing bout with a stomach bug didn’t help. Still ahead of the challenge, but my lead has been eroding. Made some progress in August, but I need to put my head down, and that bag of mini Oreos, and keep it going in September.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 165 lbs
    Current weight: 194 lbs
    Total weight lost: 39 lbs, -3 pounds since last month

    This month's successes: Stayed active for most days and rode over 360 miles on the bike. Kept within targeted calories for each week and limited unhealthy snacks and meals. Measurements revealed a loss of about 5-inches, so half of my clothes are too loose to wear and the other half (the 'thin' wardrobe) is now roomy.
    This month's challenges: Aforementioned August rains and a lost a week of activity due to a stomach bug which sidelined me. Strength training has been spotty.
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 263 Member Member Posts: 263 Member
    All time high 2019 prior MFP192

    High 2020 174

    June loss 4 lbs

    July 1 164

    July 8 162.4

    July 15

    July 22

    July 29

    Aug 1 July loss 3 lbs

    8/1 161
    8/2 161
    8/3 160.8
    8/10 160.2
    8/15 158.9 Doing better than last month. So far 2 wks 2 lbs!!
    8/24 158.5 Took some time off did a little snacking, one more week this month!
    9/1 158 No more snacking for me!
    9/7 157.5 looks like I forgot to post so here goes for 9/7


    Aug loss 3 lbs total loss 34 lbs
  • ourbestlifeourbestlife Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    Hi Everyone!

    There is just over 15 weeks before the end of the year. Averaging a lb a week is what I would love to achieve!

    09/11/20 163.4 lbs.
    edited September 12
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,581 Member Member Posts: 1,581 Member
    Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5
    9/13-212.0

    Total weight lost: 16.4 pounds lost since June 1st! Starting weight: 228.9 on 6/1/2020
    Age: 50
    Height: 5’8”
    Goal weight: 180
    6/1– 228.9
    6/4– 227.9
    6/9– 226.7
    6/14-225.3
    6/22-225.0
    6/28-224.2
    7/2—223.3
    7/6—223.2
    7/13–221.6
    7/20–218.4
    7/26–217.7
    8/9—218.1
    8/16–216.4
    8/24–216.7
    8/30–216.2
    9/6—212.5

    Total weight lost: 16.9 pounds lost since June 1st!

    This week’s successes: Logging & walking my dog.

    👍
  • garlo12garlo12 Member Posts: 169 Member Member Posts: 169 Member
    Highest Weight Ever!! 264.4 :'(
    Original Starting weight: 02-14-2017 ~ 248.6
    HT: 5'4
    Starting Weight for This Challenge 215.2 ~ 01-01-2020
    Goal weight: ~ 163 lbs.--01-01-2021
    Current Weight: 212.8
    Total weight lost: 33.40 lbs. in 2019--In 2020: 2.4 lbs.
    This week's successes: 2.4 lbs.
    This weeks challenges: Drink more WATER and EXERCISE!!
    01-01-2020-215.2 :)
    01-08-2020-212.8 :smiley:
    09-13-2020-228 :s - I've actually gained the Covid 19 literally lol but I lost 3 pounds this week and decided to get back on my grind to get below 200 lbs. This has been a very tough year for me, my Mother passed on 04-02-2020 and I haven't been paying close attention to my weight and being home most of the time made for more eating. So even though I'm only working 3 days a week at the office due to Corona Virus I've got to be about losing my weight and not let being at home 4 days make me eat more.
    09-20-2020-
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  • RuswifeyRuswifey Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    Im joining really late in the game but there’s no time like the present right? I really could use the extra motivation and accountability and I don’t want to wait for a new year to start working on my health.
    Starting weight: 230
    Current weight: 191.3
    Goal weight: 129- not by the end of this year but my eventual overall goal.
    I’d like to lose around two pounds a week, not have any cheat days and exercise consistently.
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 263 Member Member Posts: 263 Member
    All time high 2019 prior MFP192

    High 2020 174

    June loss 4 lbs

    July 1 164

    July 8 162.4

    Aug 1 :) July loss 3 lbs

    8/1 161
    8/2 161
    8/3 160.8
    8/10 160.2
    8/15 158.9 Doing better than last month. So far 2 wks 2 lbs!!
    8/24 158.5 Took some time off did a little snacking, one more week this month!
    9/1 158 No more snacking for me!
    9/7 157.5 looks like I forgot to post so here goes for 9/7
    9/14 156.8 <3 almost to the half way mark .8 to go!


    Aug loss 3 lbs total loss 35.8 lbs
  • MTW70MTW70 Member Posts: 66 Member Member Posts: 66 Member
    Just joining in a little late with just over 4 months left to 2020 . Hoping to lose a little more than 1 pound a week but will count any loss as a success!

    Starting weight: 181.4
    Goal weight: 134
    Current weight: 170.6
    Total weight lost: 10.8 pounds


    8/24: 181.4
    8/31: 174.8
    9/07: 171.8
    9/14: 170.6
    9/21:
    9/28:
    10/5:
    10/12:
    10/19:
    10/26:
    11/2:
    11/9:
    11/16:
    11/23:
    11/30:
    12/7:
    12/14:
    12/21:
    12/27:


    This week's successes: Was AF 5 out of 7 days, only gained .5 lb at the beach & dropped it immediately once I returned home.
    This week's challenges: Sleep is still an issue, not matter how tired, I am awake until 3 a.m. or so. Need to be better at adding in more workout days with things other than running.
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 503 Member Member, Premium Posts: 503 Member
    “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.” Robert Collier

    15 weeks till 2021 🎉

    A pound a week seemed reasonable in January until I checked out back in the spring and then gained even more. 15 lb loss in 2019; gained back 5 before 2020; gained back 6 more during pandemic spring 2020. Starting again in August to continue my journey! I need to quit losing the same pounds over and over. If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.

    I'll turn 60 this year and really want to get into Onederland and make it stick this decade!
    2019 Starting Weight: 245 (1/2/2019) BMI 43.4
    2020 Starting Weight: 235 (1/1/2020) BMI 41.6
    Goal weight: <200 in 2020
    Current weight: 227.7 BMI 40.4
    Total weight lost: 17.3

    This week's successes: Walking 3+ miles per day and tracking everything.
    This week's challenges: Not drinking alcohol when DH pours one for himself.

    Aug 6: 241
    Aug 10: 238.4 (-2.6)
    Aug 17: 234.4 (-4)
    Aug 24: 231.1 (-3.3)
    Aug 31: 230.3 (-.8)
    Aug Loss: 10.7

    Sept 4: 229.3 (-1) Weight from Friday before leaving for 10 days
    Sept 15: 227.7 (-1.6) @ camp for 10 days and lost weight for the first time in that environment!
    Sept 21:
    Sept 28:
    Sept Loss: 2.6

    Oct 5:
    Oct 12:
    Oct 19:
    Oct 26:
    Oct Loss:

    Nov 2:
    Nov 9:
    Nov 16:
    Nov 23:
    Nov 30:
    Nov Loss:

    Dec 7:
    Dec 14:
    Dec 21:
    Dec 28:
    Dec Loss:


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    edited September 15
  • ourbestlifeourbestlife Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    Hi Everyone!

    There is just over 15 weeks before the end of the year. Averaging a lb a week is what I would love to achieve!

    09/11/20 163.4
    09/15/20 162.7

  • tammierlewistammierlewis Member Posts: 479 Member Member Posts: 479 Member

    Highest weight 188.

    Starting weight 135.0
    goal weight: 125.0

    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
    4/15: 140.6
    4/21: 139.0
    4/28: 139.0
    5/6: 139.4
    5/12: 139.2
    5/20: 138.8
    5/26: 138.8
    6/1: 139.0
    6/7: 139.2
    6/13: 138.8
    6/22: 138.4
    6/28: 139.4
    7/15: 141.0
    7/20: 139.4
    7/29: 140.2
    8/6: 139.4
    8/27: 141.6
    9/3: 141.4
    9/8: 141.4
    9/15: 141.2

    Maintaining while family visited. Stayed active with some swimming/ snorkeling in the springs.
  • MelodiousMermaidMelodiousMermaid Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Current Weight (28-day average):
    190.6

    Weekly change in 28-day average:
    -2.0

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    -4.0/+1.0/-6.5


    This week's successes:
    • Accurate logging.
    • Step goal met (over 250 days now).
    • Followed the program 6/7 days.

    This week's challenges:
    • Fighting both hunger and appetite constantly.
    • Fighting to move.

    I am now about 2.5 weeks into this WOE, and I think I can keep it going until I've reached 3-4 weeks before any breaks. The one day I was outside of "the program", it was for a funeral in the family, and I managed to stick to the WOE, but calories were higher than maintenance by about 600. The other days are going well enough that it was just a blip on the radar, though it was hard to return to eating less the next couple of days. I did, though, and that's what I've gotta focus on.

    The coming week will present a new challenge in that I will be having corrective foot surgery on my left foot. I am not particularly looking forward to it, but the reduction of pain should make it worth it in the end. I plan to still try to get my steps while using a knee scooter or crutches, so there should still be some burn to hopefully keep my TDEE reasonably raised. I'm really hoping I can continue to lose 1.5-2.0 pounds in an average week while I'm recovering, with careful management of macros and micronutrients. We'll see how it goes. I realize I might need to take a week or two at maintenance calories here or there as it goes so that I can heal a bit better too, but based on my experience with my hands healing from carpal tunnel surgery, I think I'll be OK.

    Gotta keep chipping away. "Vanilla obesity" (the lowest class of obesity before overweight BMI) is just around the corner.

    Stats/SW/Goal
    High Weight/Stats:
    252.0 pounds, 5'1.5", F

    Challenge Starting Weight:
    197.1

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

    History

    Q3 History:
    2020/07/02: 186.1 / 189.4 (28-day average)
    2020/07/08: 188.7 / 188.4
    2020/07/15: 187.2 / 187.8
    2020/07/22: 186.0 / 187.5
    2020/07/29: 192.0 / 188.9
    2020/08/05: 198.4 / 190.4
    2020/08/12: 194.7 / 192.2
    2020/08/19: 194.9 / 194.2
    2020/08/26: 194.2 / 194.6
    2020/09/02: 189.4 / 194.4
    2020/09/09: 188.9 / 192.6
    2020/09/16: 186.3 / 190.6

    Q2 History:
    2020/04/08: 192.5
    2020/04/15: 191.8
    2020/04/22: 194.5
    2020/04/29: 191.8, 194.2 (28-day average)
    2020/05/06: 192.3, 193.6
    2020/05/13: 191.0, 193.0
    2020/05/20: 191.7, 193.1
    2020/05/27: 193.6, 193.1
    2020/06/03: 196.9, 193.7
    2020/06/10: 192.0, 193.6
    2020/06/17: 188.5, 192.8
    2020/06/24: 188.1, 191.5

    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
    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.
  • ourbestlifeourbestlife Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    Hi Everyone!

    There is just over 15 weeks before the end of the year. Averaging a lb a week is what I would love to achieve!

    09/11/20 163.4
    09/15/20 162.7
    09/17/20 161.4
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