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  • dlhollin1dlhollin1 Member Posts: 508 Member Member Posts: 508 Member
    I will never ever weigh 270 again. Soon I will say the same about 260.

    Starting weight: 272 (1-1-20)

    Goal WT 254

    10/28 265.5 Yes It has been awhile but the fight continues. I have been doing some short term challenges as well and it has been a battle. Down 6.5 lbs this late in the year is not that exciting but its 6.5 lbs less than I weighed Jan 1st. Yes my goals have changed this late in the year but if I hit my target Jan 1 2021 I will be quite happy. Next weigh in Nov 1st, hey we have two more months left and a lot can happen in 60 days. Keep at it folks.

    11/8 264.0 down 8 on the year, still time to do some good, the fight continues
    11/15 263.0 down 9 on the year, cutting down the carbs, logging my food daily and staying accountable
    11/22 259.1
    11/26 258.9 low carb is working for me, 252 is within reach which would be -20 on the year
    12/03
    12/10 258.8 holding steady hoping to hit 254.0 for 1-1-21
    12/11
    12/12
    12/13
    12/14
    12/15


    Weight lost YTD: - 13.2 wow this is exciting

    This week's successes: Logging my food daily and keeping net carbs to around 30
    This week's challenges : exercise more this week, keep on track
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    @dlhollin1 - I'm with you ... I started off this year with good intentions and then let it slip away from me. But patting myself on the back for stopping that insanity in August and getting back on track. My very simple goal is to now weigh less each year on Jan 1 whether or not I hit my vision goal ... weighing less should be celebrated!
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,981 Member Member Posts: 1,981 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
    9/20-213.2
    9/27-212.9
    10/4-211.4
    10/11-212.3
    10/18-210.7
    10/25-213.4
    11/1 - 214.0
    11/8 - 213.9
    11/15 -212.6
    11/22–212.3
    11/29–210.7
    12/6—212.2
    12/13-210.2

    Keeping it together is the key as we cruise into the holidays. My strategy is salad with chicken for my lunches this week. So far so good! 2 pounds down this week....and 18.7 since June 1st. Feeling fabulous! Let’s keep the downward momentum going.

    Jill☕️
  • dlhollin1dlhollin1 Member Posts: 508 Member Member Posts: 508 Member
    I will never ever weigh 270 again. Soon I will say the same about 260.

    Starting weight: 272 (1-1-20)

    Goal WT 254

    11/8 264.0 down 8 on the year, still time to do some good, the fight continues
    11/15 263.0 down 9 on the year, cutting down the carbs, logging my food daily and staying accountable
    11/22 259.1
    11/26 258.9 low carb is working for me, 252 is within reach which would be -20 on the year
    12/03
    12/10 258.8 holding steady hoping to hit 254.0 for 1-1-21
    12/11
    12/12
    12/13
    12/14 259.8 ready to finish 2020 strong
    12/15
    12/16
    12/17
    12/18
    12/19
    12/20
    12/21
    12/22



    Weight lost YTD: - 12.2 wow this is exciting

    This week's successes: Logging my food daily and keeping net carbs to around 30
    This week's challenges : exercise more this week, keep on track
  • mariatn2003mariatn2003 Member, Premium Posts: 236 Member Member, Premium Posts: 236 Member
    Starting weight: 179
    Goal weight: 135
    Current weight: 179
    Total weight lost: 0
    This week's successes: Starting again on this challenge. Trying to lose the weight before my birthday month ends in April. Eating healthier with the exception of bad snacks.
    This week's challenges: Finishing up my chocolate dipped pretzels so maybe off my diet some on my snack. I still plan to be on my calorie budget though.
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.

    2+ 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: 212.8 BMI 37.7
    Total weight lost: 32.2

    Past week's successes: Focused on my food intake and got back on track. Hopped on the bike 3x.
    This week's challenges: My own personal mind games … there is nothing in my way this week to focusing on what I’m eating and getting exercise. My eye is on 211!

    Challenge Tracking
    START Jan 1: 235
    WK01 Jan 8: 234.5 (-.5)
    WK02 Jan 15: 233.8 (-.7)
    WK03 Jan 22: 234.1 (+.3)
    WK04 Jan 29: 236.0 (+1.9)
    Jan Gain: 1

    SKIPPED February-July 2020

    Aug 6: 241
    Aug 10: 238.4 (-2.6) Start low carb diet instead of low fat
    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: 224.5 (-3.2)
    Sept 28: 223.2 (-1.3)
    Sept Loss: 7.1

    Oct 4: 221.1 (-2.1) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Oct 12: 219.7 (-1.4)
    Oct 19: 218.6 (-1.1)
    Oct 26: 217.1 (-1.5)
    Oct Loss: 6.1

    Nov 2: 219.0 (+1.9) STOP & regroup! Get back on track.
    Nov 9: 214.5 (-4.5) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Nov 16: 214.4 (-.1)
    Nov 23: 215.3 (+.9)
    Nov 30: 214.5 (-.8)
    Nov Loss: 2.6

    Dec 7: 215.0 (+.5)
    Dec 14: 212.8 (-2.2)
    Dec 21:
    Dec 28:
    Dec Loss:
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    edited December 2020
  • tammierlewistammierlewis Member Posts: 514 Member Member Posts: 514 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
    9/22: 141.8
    10/1: 140.6
    10/5: 140.4
    10/16: 139.8
    10/27: 142.0
    11/9: 142.0
    11/27: 142.0
    12/18: 145.6

    I've started over so many times this year. Starting is always better than giving up.

    2020 is nearly over and a New year is on the horizon. I haven't been very successful with my weight this year, but I haven't totally given up. Congrats to everyone that has been successful in 2020 and to those that have given their beat efforts.

    I have set up the 2021.....52 Pounds in 52 Weeks Challenge.

  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    @tammierlewis - Thank you for getting us going in 2021!! Looking to tackle another 52 weeks with ya'll.

    Here is the link in case anyone is searching for it.
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10818448/2021-52-pounds-in-52-weeks-challenge#latest
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.

    1 week 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: 212.3 BMI 37.7
    Total weight lost: 32.7
    2020 weight lost: 22.7

    Past week's successes: Walked some but not nearly what I like to do since it rained. Success … salad one day.
    This week's challenges: Celebrating the holidays and while still logging the food not really caring what I eat to some extent.

    Challenge Tracking

    START Jan 1: 235
    WK01 Jan 8: 234.5 (-.5)
    WK02 Jan 15: 233.8 (-.7)
    WK03 Jan 22: 234.1 (+.3)
    WK04 Jan 29: 236.0 (+1.9)
    Jan Gain: 1

    SKIPPED February-July 2020

    Aug 6: 241
    Aug 10: 238.4 (-2.6) Start low carb diet instead of low fat
    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: 224.5 (-3.2)
    Sept 28: 223.2 (-1.3)
    Sept Loss: 7.1

    Oct 4: 221.1 (-2.1) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Oct 12: 219.7 (-1.4)
    Oct 19: 218.6 (-1.1)
    Oct 26: 217.1 (-1.5)
    Oct Loss: 6.1

    Nov 2: 219.0 (+1.9) STOP & regroup! Get back on track.
    Nov 9: 214.5 (-4.5) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Nov 16: 214.4 (-.1)
    Nov 23: 215.3 (+.9)
    Nov 30: 214.5 (-.8)
    Nov Loss: 2.6

    Dec 7: 215.0 (+.5)
    Dec 14: 212.8 (-2.2)
    Dec 21: 212.3 (-.5)
    Dec 28:
    Dec Loss:

    Don't add "overdid it during the holidays" to your list of what went wrong in 2020.
    edited December 2020
  • timlangan42timlangan42 Member Posts: 54 Member Member Posts: 54 Member
    Week 51. Only one more week to go!
    Still fighting to get below a weight of 185. Cooler weather (and some weak excuses) have kept me from riding my bike to burn a few thousand calories, so I’m relying on diet alone to keep it rolling (albeit at a slower pace) into the last days of our challenge. Too long at a plateau of my own doing has made it unlikely that I’ll hit a ‘healthy’ weight of 181 by January 1st 2021, so the goal is to sidestep the holidays and get as close as I can.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 165 lbs
    Current weight: 185.3 lbs
    Total weight lost: 47.7 lbs, -3.7 lbs since last post (week 46)

    This Week’s Successes:

    Returned to a more consistent diet after a couple of weeks of maintenance. I also returned to daily logging, which has helped get me back on track.

    This Week’s Challenges:
    No exercise. Cooler temps and a lack of weather appropriate workout clothes gave me a flimsy excuse to stop riding.
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.

    Almost 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
    2021 Starting Weight: ?? (1/1/2021)
    Goal weight: <200 in 2020
    Current weight: 212.5 BMI 37.7
    Total weight lost: 32.5
    2020 weight lost: 22.5

    Past week's successes: Pulled myself together and started journaling food and exercising after Christmas. Did not wait until Jan 1!
    This week's challenges: At the fishing camp with no routine, still too many snacks around as well as carbs.

    Challenge Tracking

    START Jan 1: 235
    WK01 Jan 8: 234.5 (-.5)
    WK02 Jan 15: 233.8 (-.7)
    WK03 Jan 22: 234.1 (+.3)
    WK04 Jan 29: 236.0 (+1.9)
    Jan Gain: 1

    SKIPPED February-July 2020

    Aug 6: 241
    Aug 10: 238.4 (-2.6) Start low carb diet instead of low fat
    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: 224.5 (-3.2)
    Sept 28: 223.2 (-1.3)
    Sept Loss: 7.1

    Oct 4: 221.1 (-2.1) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Oct 12: 219.7 (-1.4)
    Oct 19: 218.6 (-1.1)
    Oct 26: 217.1 (-1.5)
    Oct Loss: 6.1


    Nov 2: 219.0 (+1.9) STOP & regroup! Get back on track.
    Nov 9: 214.5 (-4.5) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Nov 16: 214.4 (-.1)
    Nov 23: 215.3 (+.9)
    Nov 30: 214.5 (-.8)
    Nov Loss: 2.6

    Dec 7: 215.0 (+.5)
    Dec 14: 212.8 (-2.2)
    Dec 21: 212.3 (-.5)
    Dec 27: 212.5 (+.2) WI at home Sunday; forgot scale at camp
    Dec Loss: 2

    Jan 1:
    Total lost in 2020: I plan to report back on 2020 as we kick off 2021
    edited December 2020
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,981 Member Member Posts: 1,981 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
    9/20-213.2
    9/27-212.9
    10/4-211.4
    10/11-212.3
    10/18-210.7
    10/25-213.4
    11/1 - 214.0
    11/8 - 213.9
    11/15 -212.6
    11/22–212.3
    11/29–210.7
    12/6—212.2
    12/13-210.2
    12/20-210.1
    12/28–211.2

    Up 1.1 pounds this week... not terrible for the holidays.

    17.7 pounds lost for the year so far!!
  • ToxtethogradyToxtethogrady Member Posts: 69 Member Member Posts: 69 Member
    Will there be a 2021 challenge? I sure need this from 1st Jan
  • dlhollin1dlhollin1 Member Posts: 508 Member Member Posts: 508 Member
    I will never ever weigh 270 again. Soon I will say the same about 260.

    Starting weight: 272 (1-1-20)

    Goal WT 254

    12/03
    12/10 258.8 holding steady hoping to hit 254.0 for 1-1-21
    12/11
    12/12
    12/13
    12/14 259.8 ready to finish 2020 strong
    12/15
    12/16
    12/17
    12/18 258.3 that goal is looking like a stretch but I can lose a couple more by new years
    12/19
    12/20
    12/21
    12/30 259.1 down 13 on the year, shooting for 258 Jan 1st. Ready to hammer down in 2021 yesssssssss
  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    Will there be a 2021 challenge? I sure need this from 1st Jan

    @tammierlewis - Thank you for getting us going in 2021!! Looking to tackle another 52 weeks with ya'll.

    Here is the link in case anyone is searching for it.
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10818448/2021-52-pounds-in-52-weeks-challenge#latest
  • tammierlewistammierlewis Member Posts: 514 Member Member Posts: 514 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
    9/22: 141.8
    10/1: 140.6
    10/5: 140.4
    10/16: 139.8
    10/27: 142.0
    11/9: 142.0
    11/27: 142.0
    12/18: 145.6
    12/31: 144.2

    Last check in for 2020. This year has been packed with ups, downs, losses, disappointments and stress. I'm starting the New Year with a new attitude and outlook. Every day will be a gift and it will be up to me to take advantage of each one.

    Happy New Year to everyone. See you all in the 2021 challenge.

  • Lilylady3kLilylady3k Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,224 Member
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.

    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
    2021 Starting Weight: 212 (1/1/2021) BMI 37.6
    Goal weight: <200 in 2020
    Current weight: 211.4 BMI 37..6
    Total weight lost: 33
    2020 weight lost: 23

    Past week's successes: Pulled myself together and started journaling food and exercising after Christmas. Did not wait until Jan 1!
    This week's challenges: At the fishing camp with no routine, still too many snacks around as well as carbs.

    Challenge Tracking

    START Jan 1: 235
    WK01 Jan 8: 234.5 (-.5)
    WK02 Jan 15: 233.8 (-.7)
    WK03 Jan 22: 234.1 (+.3)
    WK04 Jan 29: 236.0 (+1.9)
    Jan Gain: 1

    SKIPPED February-July 2020

    Aug 6: 241
    Aug 10: 238.4 (-2.6) Start low carb diet instead of low fat
    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: 224.5 (-3.2)
    Sept 28: 223.2 (-1.3)
    Sept Loss: 7.1

    Oct 4: 221.1 (-2.1) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Oct 12: 219.7 (-1.4)
    Oct 19: 218.6 (-1.1)
    Oct 26: 217.1 (-1.5)
    Oct Loss: 6.1

    Nov 2: 219.0 (+1.9) STOP & regroup! Get back on track.
    Nov 9: 214.5 (-4.5) Mom’s scale @ fishing camp 🎣
    Nov 16: 214.4 (-.1)
    Nov 23: 215.3 (+.9)
    Nov 30: 214.5 (-.8)
    Nov Loss: 2.6

    Dec 7: 215.0 (+.5)
    Dec 14: 212.8 (-2.2)
    Dec 21: 212.3 (-.5)
    Dec 27: 212.5 (+.2) WI at home Sunday; forgot scale at camp
    Dec Loss: 2

    Jan 1: 211.4 (-1.1)
    Total lost in 2020: 23

    Wrapping up 2020! Down 23 lbs this year and ready to tackle 2021. See you on the next thread.
    edited January 1
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