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Labor Day Goal Achieved ... Time to Set a New One ... What's Yours?

nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
So I met my goal of losing 15 pounds by Labor Day -- YAY! I designated Labor Day as my "free day" and promptly gained 2 pounds back. It's taken me all week to get those 2 pounds off. Now it's time to set a new goal. I have a doctor's appointment on November 5 which is roughly 7 weeks away. I would love to show up with an A1C of 6.5 and a weight loss of 25 pounds. I know this will be a challenge as family birthdays and Halloween stand between me and my goal. I could use all the encouragement I can get!! Anybody want to join me in losing 10 pounds over the next 7 weeks?

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  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 2,454 Member Member Posts: 2,454 Member
    I'll join you.

    Be nice to have more accountability nearing the holidays.

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  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,219 Member Member Posts: 2,219 Member
    YES, I'm glad you started this. :) I was going to but was shy about it. :blush: I am looking to lose 5 lbs. so hope I can be a part?

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  • nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    Thanks Harper & Reenie! It always helps to know you're not alone in this journey (no matter how much weight loss your goal is).
  • angmarie28angmarie28 Member Posts: 2,113 Member Member Posts: 2,113 Member
    Sure, but I will change it a bit. I want to lost 10lbs by Nov 15 (my 33rd birthday) I have similar struggles between now and then, Halloween of course, but also 3 of my 4 childrens birthdays-Oct 20, Nov 8, and Nov 12 (ya we are busy then)

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  • nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    @Angmarie28 - We have our son's birthday 10/9, my brother-in-law's birthday 10/10, and my daughter's birthday 10/11. I just know when my son's birthday hits, I blink and the year is over and I've gained 15 pounds!! :p
  • SaskatchebunSaskatchebun Member Posts: 43 Member Member Posts: 43 Member
    I'd like to join! I met my goal for Labour Day early and then gained a bit back but I understand there are fluctuations and we just keep going! My goal is to lose 7 lbs! That would put me at 148.2...I haven't even been this weight in 7 years (I was 145 when I got married in 2013).

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  • angmarie28angmarie28 Member Posts: 2,113 Member Member Posts: 2,113 Member
    @Angmarie28 - We have our son's birthday 10/9, my brother-in-law's birthday 10/10, and my daughter's birthday 10/11. I just know when my son's birthday hits, I blink and the year is over and I've gained 15 pounds!! :p

    Oh you have a busy week too. We used to have another one in that week in november, but He passed away this year. Its crazy because my son and mines birthdays are 1 week apart, and in that week we have had 4 birthdays, In our house, lol.
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 408 Member Member Posts: 408 Member
    We have four birthdays in five days in my family and another one five days after that: my mother and I share a birthday; my elder great niece's birthday is two days later, and my younger great niece's another two days later. Five days after that is my middle niece's birthday.
  • nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    @Saskatchebun Yes, please join us! The more the merrier!!

    In our family of 5, the birthdays start in October and end in December. As if the holidays weren't crazy enough!! I'm hoping to still be losing weight when mine rolls around at the beginning of December, but I can't guarantee anything!!
  • zebasschickzebasschick Member Posts: 348 Member Member Posts: 348 Member
    hey, nancykadolph - good idea! i was thinking about christmas or new year as a milestone, but november 11 is sooner :D

    i'd be ok with losing 5 pounds in 8 weeks, but 10 pounds would probably get my blood sugar down to normal.

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  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 408 Member Member Posts: 408 Member
    And after all that birthday stuff, I forgot to post mine. I am with y'all too, if I may. At my current rate of loss, I am something over two months from my goal weight of 75kg.

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  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,219 Member Member Posts: 2,219 Member
  • msalicia07msalicia07 Member Posts: 246 Member Member Posts: 246 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
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    Hugs to you!!

    Thank you!!! Hugs back :blush:
  • copaceticx292copaceticx292 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    I'd like to try the challenge! This will be my first time trying one of these. Thanks for the motivation!

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  • nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    I love this kind of support for each other. Feel free to say encouraging words at any time, not just at the weekly check-ins. We all need uplifting and inspiration to achieve our goals! <3
  • gininmegininme Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    I'd like to join in this challenge. Just to be accountable even if I don't lose much will be a feat for me. Thanks for the start.

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  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,219 Member Member Posts: 2,219 Member
    Slow and steady......think positive! I can do this. I can do this. I am worth it.
  • nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    Gotta admit, I'm struggling today. It seems if I go even slightly over 1200 calories in a day, I immediately have a gain. It's disheartening when losing is soooo sloooow. Honestly, I must've been eating about 7,000 calories a day before I started tracking, yet I maintained my weight (at 199, but still :D ). It's discouraging, but I'm trusting in the process and still hoping for a loss this week. Ugh ... why is gaining weight so easy and losing weight so hard??!!!

    Hope everyone is having a great week!!
  • nancykadolphnancykadolph Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    Welcome aboard @charmmeth, @zebasschick, @msalicia07, @copaceticx292 and @gininme!! Let's keep each other motivated and strong, whether we lose weight or not. For me, it's not gonna be a sprint, it's gonna be a marathon. I'll be your cheerleader!! Rah Rah (insert pom-poms here)!!
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