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New Year Finish Line - Weight Loss Challenge

zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
So many resolutions begin on Jan. 1 -- how about one that starts now and ends there? I want to reach 155 lbs or less between now and then. I'm taking it super slow, eating reasonably healthy, and exercising.

The plan:

* Weigh in and post as frequently as you like. I'm aiming for just about every day. I'm also going to track a 7-day moving average to smooth out daily ups and downs.
* Share what works and what doesn't.
* Be positive and encouraging.

So here goes:

Today is 8/20/20
Starting weight: 167.4
Today's weight: 167.4
Seven-day moving average: N/A
Days until 1/1/21: 134
Goal weight: 155

OK, let's see who gets on board. It's possible this is a challenge of 1, and that's fine. Wish me/us luck!
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  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 625 Member Member Posts: 625 Member
    I'm in. I'm not sure how much I can lose in 133 days. 13.1 kg hardcore down to 8.7 kg slightly easier. My current weight is about 93.8 kg so I'm looking at 80.7-85.1 kg. I'll probably post daily ideally.
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Thanks for being here, @threewins.

    Another reason this challenge is important to me: Looking back over the years, fall and winter have been the seasons where I plateau or, worse, creep up in weight. That's all tied up with Seasonal Affective Disorder. I really don't like these seasons. This is one way I'm trying to claim them back for myself.

    My biggest challenge within the challenge: Cutting out late-night junk food (late for me is past 7 pm). If I only do that, I'm 80% of the way there.

    Today is 8/21/20
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 167.8
    Seven-day moving average: N/A
    Days until 1/1/21: 133
    Goal weight: 155
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 625 Member Member Posts: 625 Member
    Date/weight (kg)/intake (kJ)/distance ran (km)
    21 August 94.2 new low, 5,998, 0 (unwell)
    edited August 21
  • fitby44fitby44 Member Posts: 244 Member Member Posts: 244 Member
    Thanks for starting the challenge. I'll join you. I'm hoping to reach 174 pounds (and be overweight instead of obese) by December 20 and then maintain that until January 1. That's 24.2 pounds or just over 6 pounds a month which is a little less than the pace I've been on since May. Usually, I weigh in daily, but sometimes I get a little too obsessed, and then I have to back off a bit, so I might post daily or I might post intermittently depending on what my brain is doing.

    Original Start Weight: 234 pounds
    Challenge Start Weight (August 21): 198.2 pounds
    Challenge Goal Weight: 174 pounds
    Weight Today: 198.2 pounds
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Welcome @fitby44! Post at whatever interval you like. I'm aiming for every day, but I'm sure I'll skip a few here and there.

    I hope you're feeling better, @threewins.

    Today is 8/22/20
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 165.8
    Seven-day moving average: N/A
    Days until 1/1/21: 133
    Goal weight: 155
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 625 Member Member Posts: 625 Member
    Date/weight (kg)/intake (kJ)/distance ran (km)
    21 Aug 94.2 new low, 5998, 0 (unwell)
    22 Aug 93.7 new low, 8286, 0 (lazy)

    Yes I am thanks zamphir66
    edited August 22
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    I got out of town for the first time in ages yesterday, and it was great. I walked several miles around a couple of shopping centers. And still squeezed in a run in the evening.

    Today is 8/23/20
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 167
    Seven-day moving average: N/A
    Days until 1/1/21: 131 (I think I skipped a day.)
    Goal weight: 155

    (I don't know what's going on with the formatting in these posts.)
  • threewinsthreewins Member Posts: 625 Member Member Posts: 625 Member
    Date/weight (kg)/intake (kJ)/distance ran (km)
    21 Aug 94.2 new low, 5998, 0 (unwell)
    22 Aug 93.7 new low, 8286, 0 (lazy)
    23 Aug 93.3 new low, 7434, 0 (busy)
    24 Aug 94.1 gained, 5807, 0 (busy)
    I'm going low carb from now on, not counting energy but I'll count and post carbohydrates. Not sure how long I will go low carb.
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Today is 8/24/20
    Starting weight:167.4
    Today's weight:165.2
    Seven-day moving average: N/A
    Days until 1/1/21:130
    Goal weight:155
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Good News: Today will be 10 days straight of no snack binges. Calories have been on point each day, so the carb-enhanced water weight should be mostly shed at this point. I think I could realistically and safely get to sub-150 if I keep it up.

    Today is 8/25/20
    Starting weight:167.4
    Today's weight:165.4
    Seven-day moving average: N/A
    Days until 1/1/21:129
    Goal weight:155
  • fitby44fitby44 Member Posts: 244 Member Member Posts: 244 Member
    Good job, @zamphir66 . I lose better when I limit carbs but I'm just not in the lower carb headspace now.

    Challenge Start Weight: 198.2
    Weight Today: 197.8
    Challenge Goal Weight: 174

    I'm currently eating more carbs and calories since I tend to be more active in the late summer through the fall. I aim for 1,000 calorie deficits Monday-Friday and then eat at maintenance on weekends.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,387 Member Member Posts: 6,387 Member
    Starting Weight:
    Aug 20 157.8
  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 2,448 Member Member Posts: 2,448 Member
    I'll join. Be nice to have accountability through the holidays.

    Aug 25th starting weight 193.8
    Jan 1st goal weight 175

    I'll do weigh ins on Friday.
  • motis6824motis6824 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Hi everyone - what a great accountability thread! Thanks for starting this. I commit to weigh in about 2-3 times per week until our goal date.

    Original Start Weight: 306 lbs
    Challenge Start Weight (Aug 25 2020): 289 lbs
    Weight Today (Aug 25 2020): 289 lbs
    Challenge Goal Weight (Jan 1 2021): 250 lbs
  • jjlbrickjjlbrick Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    It’s 4 months till Christmas I’ve lost 27.8 lbs.
    since May 6th 2020 found mfp july 25.
    My ambitious goal lose another 27lbs. But realistically-15 to -20. I just got back from a week of cycling eating 3 miles a day in restaurants. Lots of bar food. Going to wait till Thursday to weigh myself.
    I try not to weigh myself everyday. Officially it’s once a week sometimes twice.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Member Posts: 6,387 Member Member Posts: 6,387 Member
    My 10 Day Trending weights:

    8/20 157.3
    8/21 157.3
    8/22 157.4
    8/23 157.4
    8/24 157.4
    8/25 157.2
    8/26
    Weekly Average

    8/27
    8/28
    8/29
    8/30
    8/31
    9/1
    9/2

    Weekly Average
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Glad to see so many new "challengers"!

    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 164.8
    Seven-day moving average: 166.2
    Days until 1/1/21: 128
    Goal weight: 155
  • zamphir66zamphir66 Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    I've revised my goal weight to 150 because the math tells me it's feasible between now and 1/1. Now let's just see what the mouth tells me.

    Starting date: 8/20
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 164.6

    Total lost since 8/20: 2.8
    Seven-day moving average: 166.2

    Days until 1/1/21: 128
    Goal weight: 150
  • Bemybestby60Bemybestby60 Member Posts: 127 Member Member Posts: 127 Member
    Hi new to this challenge. I like the idea of tracking and being accountable. I have been weighing myself only once a week. By weighing more frequently it should adjust my results.
    Today is 8/27/20
    Starting weight: 193 lbs
    Today's weight: 193 lbs
    Seven-day moving average: N/A
    Days until 1/1/21: 127
    Goal weight: 175 lbs
  • Bemybestby60Bemybestby60 Member Posts: 127 Member Member Posts: 127 Member
    harper16 wrote: »
    I'll join. Be nice to have accountability through the holidays.

    Aug 25th starting weight 193.8
    Jan 1st goal weight 175

    I'll do weigh ins on Friday.

    Great to see another member with the same goal. We can do it.👍
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