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3-Month Weight Loss Challenge: Pick Your Difficulty (Starts: February)

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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 5,235 Member Member Posts: 5,235 Member
    MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 59 YEARS YOUNG & FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.



    Start date: February 1, 2020
    Challenge Starting Weight: 191.6 on January 31st
    Challenge Level: ✴✴✴ (15 lbs.)
    Challenge Goal weight: 176.6

    February 01: 191.6 Good luck everyone!

    February 08: 192.0 I started my new plan in order to figure out what is going on with my glucose numbers. Watching calories more than carbs this time (glucose has been running too low!). Today and yesterday found my glucose too high so I will continue to tweak to see if I can come up with a good weight loss plan without hurting my T2D efforts. I am down 0.1 from yesterday which I will call a normal fluctuation.
    February 15: 194.8 Clearly my Valentine’s Day was wonderful and full of food and candy-filled surprises. Back at it today.
    February 22: 195.0 My weight went up this past week after travel and more glucose problems. At a snail’s pace, it is slowly coming back down over the past 2 days. I hope next week’s weight will be even better!
    February 29: 198.6 A 3 lb gain overnight. ½ of a restaurant meal. Good calorie count. Good extra exercise. But carbs hate me. Back to the grind again today!

    Total Loss for February ……………… 7.0 lb GAIN
    Total Accumulation of Weight Loss for Challenge…………




    March 01: 199.8
    March 08: 201.0 You can eat too much diet food too. Clearly.
    March 15: 200.1
    March 22: 202.0 ugg. Ingredients are getting hard to find in this tiny one store town. I went about 100 miles from here to a city that has 3 different grocery stores (including Walmart) last Monday but it was just as bad due to the higher population. My freezer is pretty full, but the sides are the challenge without getting into too many carbs. Okay, keeping my chin up. This too shall pass.
    March 29: 203.5 No comment.
    March 31: 203.5 Eating sugar here too. Once you start, it’s hard to stop and it calls and haunts you daily. A horrible addiction. I am going to work on that starting TODAY on a much more intense level.

    Total Loss for March ………….. 4.5 lb GAIN
    Total Accumulation of Weight Loss for Challenge………… 11.9 lb GAIN



    April 01: 203.2
    April 08: 202.8 Okay! That is more like it. Now, just to keep up the momentum. Clearly, I can't make my goal for this challenge, but I can make improvements and get back on track!
    April 15: 203.5 Back to basics!
    April 22: 204.7 After travel this week. Now I’m stuck!
    April 29:
    April 30:

    Total Loss for April ……….
    Total Accumulation of Weight Loss for Challenge……….. 13.1 GAIN
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 547 Member Member Posts: 547 Member
    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147.4 lbs - November 2017

    Challenge Starting Weight: 118.2 lbs
    Challenge Level 2 - 10 pounds ★★
    Challenge Goal Weight: 110 lbs
    BF Goal: 30%

    Ultimate Goal: 110 lbs
    Maintenance Goal: 110 to 115 lbs


    Weigh-In Day: Friday and Monday
    Height: 5ft

    February Starting Weight: 118.2
    February Goal Weight: 115.2

    Feb 3: 119.8 at 7:30am ... at least it's not the 120s
    Feb 7: 120
    Feb 10: 120.4
    Feb 14: 119.2
    Feb 17: 118.2
    Feb 21: 118.6
    Feb 24: 118.6 at 7am ... still happy to be consistently under 120
    Feb 28: 118.2 at 7am ... back where I started, very happy

    Total Loss for February: 0 lbs


    March Starting Weight: 118.2
    March Goal Weight: 115.2

    March 2: 118.6 at 6:30am ... it's better than my first weigh-in last month ... 34% BF
    March 6: 117.2 at 6:30am ... I am seeing this number a little more and I like it
    March 9: 116.4 at 6:45am ... :o ... a new low ... 33% BF
    March 13: 115.2
    March 16: 116.8 ... yep, I ate everything I wanted and suffered the consequences ... 33% BF
    March 20: 115.6 at 7am ... getting back to it!
    March 23: 115.2 at 6:30am ... focused calorie counting since I do not burn much with WFH ... 32% BF :o
    March 27: 115.2
    March 30: 115.8 at 6:15am ... I saw 114.8 twice this past week so I'm hopeful! :) ... 33% BF

    Total Loss for March: 2.4 lbs


    April Starting Weight: 115.8
    April Goal Weight: 112.8


    April 3: 113.8 ... The start of my maintenance range! Also...might be due to frequent bowel movements lol
    April 6: 114 ... 32% BF
    April 10: 114.4
    April 13: 116.6 at 7am ... eating everything causes a gain, I'm well aware... 33% BF
    April 17: 115.6
    April 20: 115.8 at 7am ... 33% BF
    April 24: 115.2 at 8am ... strange because I only at 30 more cal but it is my time of the month :|
    April 27:

    Total Loss for April:

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to March 2020: 31.6 lbs

    Challenge Loss:
  • Dorgle690Dorgle690 Member Posts: 230 Member Member Posts: 230 Member
    Challenge Starting Weight: 167
    Challenge Level: Level 4 (20 pounds) ★★★★
    Challenge Goal weight: 147


    Feb 1 - 167
    Feb 8 - 163
    Feb 15 - 163
    Feb 22 - 162
    Feb 29 - 162
    Feb loss - 5 lbs

    Mar 7 - 161.8
    Mar 14 - 159.6
    Mar 21 - 156.6
    Mar 28 - 154.2
    March loss - 7.6 lbs

    Apr 4 - 151.2
    Apr 11 - 150.2
    Apr 18 -148.6
    Apr 27 - 146.6 - AAHHH!!! I made it past level 3 and now I'm a little past level 4!!! :mrgreen: I'm so happy!!! :D
    Apr 30 -
    April loss - 4.6

    Total loss - 20.4 lbs
  • glouis4glouis4 Member Posts: 174 Member Member Posts: 174 Member
    3 Month Challenge Checkin

    Rollover/Start - Jan 29: 181.2

    Feb 5th: 180.5
    Feb 12th: 179.0
    Feb 19th: 178.7
    Feb 26th: 178.1

    March 4th: 171.0
    March 11th: 167.9
    March 18th: 167.9
    March 25th: 166.0

    April 1st: 167.7
    April 8th: 162.2
    April 15th: 161.5
    April 22nd: 165.3
    April 29th: 161.8
  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 547 Member Member Posts: 547 Member
    Just gotta keep moving!

    MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
    Current Starting Weight: 147.4 lbs - November 2017

    Challenge Starting Weight: 118.2 lbs
    Challenge Level 2 - 10 pounds ★★
    Challenge Goal Weight: 110 lbs
    BF Goal: 30%

    Ultimate Goal: 110 lbs
    Maintenance Goal: 110 to 115 lbs


    Weigh-In Day: Friday and Monday
    Height: 5ft

    February Starting Weight: 118.2
    February Goal Weight: 115.2

    Feb 3: 119.8 at 7:30am ... at least it's not the 120s
    Feb 7: 120
    Feb 10: 120.4
    Feb 14: 119.2
    Feb 17: 118.2
    Feb 21: 118.6
    Feb 24: 118.6 at 7am ... still happy to be consistently under 120
    Feb 28: 118.2 at 7am ... back where I started, very happy

    Total Loss for February: 0 lbs


    March Starting Weight: 118.2
    March Goal Weight: 115.2

    March 2: 118.6 at 6:30am ... it's better than my first weigh-in last month ... 34% BF
    March 6: 117.2 at 6:30am ... I am seeing this number a little more and I like it
    March 9: 116.4 at 6:45am ... :o ... a new low ... 33% BF
    March 13: 115.2
    March 16: 116.8 ... yep, I ate everything I wanted and suffered the consequences ... 33% BF
    March 20: 115.6 at 7am ... getting back to it!
    March 23: 115.2 at 6:30am ... focused calorie counting since I do not burn much with WFH ... 32% BF :o
    March 27: 115.2
    March 30: 115.8 at 6:15am ... I saw 114.8 twice this past week so I'm hopeful! :) ... 33% BF

    Total Loss for March: 2.4 lbs


    April Starting Weight: 115.8
    April Goal Weight: 112.8


    April 3: 113.8 ... The start of my maintenance range! Also...might be due to frequent bowel movements lol
    April 6: 114 ... 32% BF
    April 10: 114.4
    April 13: 116.6 at 7am ... eating everything causes a gain, I'm well aware... 33% BF
    April 17: 115.6
    April 20: 115.8 at 7am ... 33% BF
    April 24: 115.2 at 8am ... strange because I only at 30 more cal but it is my time of the month :|
    April 27: 115.8

    Total Loss for April: 0

    Overall Loss from Nov 2017 to April 2020: 31.6 lbs

    Challenge Loss: 2.4 lbs

  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 12,602 Member Member Posts: 12,602 Member
    3MWLC - Starts 1 February 2020

    Let's try this again. Never give up! Never give in!
    I'm Terri, 74 on 20/04/2020, living in Northern Ireland, 5'2" tall.
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    Discard 5 lbs by May 1. I weigh every day but will post every Saturday .
    OSW: 227
    CSW: 150.1
    CL: 🌟
    CGW: 145.1
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    01/02: 150.1
    08/02: 148.9
    15/02: 149.6
    22/02: 149.4
    29:02: 148.6
    February Weight Loss = - 1.5
    Accumulated Weight Loss: - 1.5
    ============================
    MARCH
    01/03: 148.6
    07/03: 148.2 - 0.4
    14/03: 148.4
    21/03: 148.2
    28/03: 148.4
    31/03: 147.8
    March Weight Loss -0.8
    Accumulated Weight Loss = -2.3
    ===============================
    April
    01/04: 147.9
    04/04: 147.2
    11/04: 146.2 Had to change batteries in my scale.
    18/04: 148.2 Weight has settled down again now that I have changed the batteries. Had Easter treats, and it's my birthday tomorrow (20th). Happy that I have stayed under 150.
    25/04: 148.6
    30/04:
    April Weight loss =
    Weight on 01/05:
    Accumulated Weight Loss = lbs
    ============================
    This Challenge has given me the impetus to actually keep going, when in the past I have slipped back each time I got near to my goal weight. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. It has been invaluable to me.


  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 5,235 Member Member Posts: 5,235 Member
    MY NAME IS DONNA. I AM 59 YEARS YOUNG & FROM THE MIDWEST USA. I AM APPROX 5’ 5” TALL.



    Start date: February 1, 2020
    Challenge Starting Weight: 191.6 on January 31st
    Challenge Level: ✴✴✴ (15 lbs.)
    Challenge Goal weight: 176.6

    February 01: 191.6 Good luck everyone!

    February 08: 192.0 I started my new plan in order to figure out what is going on with my glucose numbers. Watching calories more than carbs this time (glucose has been running too low!). Today and yesterday found my glucose too high so I will continue to tweak to see if I can come up with a good weight loss plan without hurting my T2D efforts. I am down 0.1 from yesterday which I will call a normal fluctuation.
    February 15: 194.8 Clearly my Valentine’s Day was wonderful and full of food and candy-filled surprises. Back at it today.
    February 22: 195.0 My weight went up this past week after travel and more glucose problems. At a snail’s pace, it is slowly coming back down over the past 2 days. I hope next week’s weight will be even better!
    February 29: 198.6 A 3 lb gain overnight. ½ of a restaurant meal. Good calorie count. Good extra exercise. But carbs hate me. Back to the grind again today!

    Total Loss for February ……………… 7.0 lb GAIN
    Total Accumulation of Weight Loss for Challenge…………




    March 01: 199.8
    March 08: 201.0 You can eat too much diet food too. Clearly.
    March 15: 200.1
    March 22: 202.0 ugg. Ingredients are getting hard to find in this tiny one store town. I went about 100 miles from here to a city that has 3 different grocery stores (including Walmart) last Monday but it was just as bad due to the higher population. My freezer is pretty full, but the sides are the challenge without getting into too many carbs. Okay, keeping my chin up. This too shall pass.
    March 29: 203.5 No comment.
    March 31: 203.5 Eating sugar here too. Once you start, it’s hard to stop and it calls and haunts you daily. A horrible addiction. I am going to work on that starting TODAY on a much more intense level.

    Total Loss for March ………….. 4.5 lb GAIN
    Total Accumulation of Weight Loss for Challenge………… 11.9 lb GAIN



    April 01: 203.2
    April 08: 202.8 Okay! That is more like it. Now, just to keep up the momentum. Clearly, I can't make my goal for this challenge, but I can make improvements and get back on track!
    April 15: 203.5 Back to basics!
    April 22: 204.7 After travel this week. Now I’m stuck!
    April 29: 208.4 After 3 separate days of travel. Not enough movement and too many calories and carbs on the travel days.
    April 30: 207.9 Shedding the water weight from the travel. May will be better.

    Total Loss for April ………. 4.4 lb Gain
    Total Accumulation of Weight Loss for Challenge……….. 16.3 LB GAIN Another horrible winter! Spring and summer typically fares better.
  • KiyomooKiyomoo Member Posts: 302 Member Member Posts: 302 Member
    I've been losing to myself this year, too lost to care enough to keep track of anything. But I'm still going to keep these challenges going! I'm proud of all of you for sticking with this. Even just doing that can be hard.

    New chalenge here!
  • Dorgle690Dorgle690 Member Posts: 230 Member Member Posts: 230 Member
    Challenge Starting Weight: 167
    Challenge Level: Level 4 (20 pounds) ★★★★
    Challenge Goal weight: 147


    Feb 1 - 167
    Feb 8 - 163
    Feb 15 - 163
    Feb 22 - 162
    Feb 29 - 162

    Feb loss - 5 lbs

    Mar 7 - 161.8
    Mar 14 - 159.6
    Mar 21 - 156.6
    Mar 28 - 154.2

    March loss - 7.6 lbs

    Apr 4 - 151.2
    Apr 11 - 150.2
    Apr 18 -148.6
    Apr 27 - 146.6
    Apr 30 - 146.4

    April loss - 4.8

    Total loss - 20.6 lbs - AHHH!!! I can't believe I lost 20 lbs! I'm so proud of myself and all of you for keeping with it! This was a really fun challenge, I love that you can chose your own difficulty. Happy May everyone! :heart:
  • mandabeth34mandabeth34 Member Posts: 141 Member Member Posts: 141 Member

    Challenge Starting Weight: 136.7 (2/14)
    Challenge Level: ⭐️
    Challenge Goal weight: 131
    **New Challenge Goal weight: 126
    UGW: 130 (maintain between 128-132)
    **New UGW: 125

    2/14: 136.7
    2/21: 135.0
    2/28: 134.9
    February loss 1.8 lbs

    3/6: 132.2
    3/13:132.3
    3/20: 132.2
    3/27: 132.2
    March loss 2.7 lbs

    4/3: 128.7
    4/10: 129.7
    4/17: 131.2
    5/1: 129.7
    April loss 2.5 lbs
    Challenge loss 7 lbs

    Not sure what happened to what I posted here yesterday. Anyway, kinda puttered out at the end, the covid lifestyle of less movement and more alcohol keeping my loss at a standstill. I did achieve my original UWG of 130, although adjusted down to 125 after discovering how good the weight loss felt on my aches and pains. Thinking I may have to be happy with maintenance until things get closer to normal, but I’m trying a few things to move the needle again. See you all next time,
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