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  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,318 Member Member Posts: 3,318 Member
    Hi : - )
    I am Dawn, 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight October 28.18 191 pounds
    UGW - 112-118


    10/1 -
    10/2 - 143.5
    10/3 - 143.5
    10/4 - 143.5 - I normally fluctuate like crazy, so this staying at the same weight for 3 days is new to me.
    10/5 - 143.1 - Good to see a slight drop. I was 141.0 in September, so trying to get back to that...and beyond.
    10/6 - 142.1 - Getting back down to September's weight, working on it!
    10/7 - 141.5 - I don't really want to count this first week as a weight loss, since I am still up (slightly) from September. Gaining weight and then losing that same weight is not weight loss to me. Onward : - )
    10/8 - 139.6 - New low for me, yay!
    10/9 - 141.3 - I am fine with this number. I hope to touch the 130s again this month : - )
    10/10 - 142.3 - I had hoped for a lower number as I go into 3 days of a feeding frenzy of Canadian Thanksgiving. I am particularly fond of gravy and stuffing. I will still be working out.
    10/11 - 142.6 - No big gain yet from seasonal foods
    10/12 - 143.0 - One more thanksgiving meal tonight
    10/13
    10/14
    10/15 - 143.6 - Time to get serious and bring this number down.
    10/16 - 142.1 - I actually went back to bed this morning and weighed 141.2 when I woke up, but I will stay with the former number because it was at a time when I normally get up.
    10/17 - 143.6 - Bad food choices yesterday
    10/18
    10/19
    10/20 - 142.9 - I really want to be 141 on my MFP anniversary
    10/21
    10/22
    10/23 - 141.2 - Okay, 5 days to lose 0.2 pounds and return to my September weight. Easier said than done sometimes.
    10/24 - 140.6 - That is more like it!
    10/25 - 141.2 - Okay.
    10/26 - 141.2 - Wanting (and will try) to shed that .2 before Wednesday.
    10/27 - 140.6 - This is after going back to bed, so I'll see a real number tomorrow.
    10/28 - 139.6 - My 2 year anniversary of joining MFP at 191 pounds
    10/29
    10/30
    10/31
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,318 Member Member Posts: 3,318 Member
    @spazinaries79
    I really like your profile pic!

    Even if you don't want to weigh every day, checking in every day does give accountability.
    Happy that you are joining us.

    Thanks @Hanz228
    Sticking with MFP for 2 years has really given me results, and the forums have given me motivation to not eat that extra piece of whatever knowing that I will be weighing and reporting in each morning.

  • spazinaries79spazinaries79 Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    Thank you! I will probably check back periodically just to stay on track.
  • StepWise123StepWise123 Member Posts: 113 Member Member Posts: 113 Member
    Sad! No change this week. It's my own fault though. Somebody bought a pie! Then somebody ATE some pie! I can't seem to pull myself away from the fricking TV! Ok, back on track. I cleaned out the garage so that I can move my exercise equipment in there and use it this winter. (My grandson moved into my home gym space a few months ago. Ack!!)

    Start Date: October 1, 2020: 150
    Goal Weight: December 31, 2020: 135
    Weigh ins: Wednesdays

    Oct 1: 150
    Oct 7: 149.5
    Oct14: 148.5 Yay! a little movement!
    Oct 21: 148 (-.5)
    Oct 28: Goal: 146 Actual: 148
  • superbexysuperbexy Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    superbexy wrote: »
    Hiya! I'd love to join this challenge, I'm currently recovering from shoulder surgery and, after eating what seems like the whole of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory looking to get back to a sensible weight! 🙂
    F/33
    SW: 168lb
    GW
    31/10: 162lb
    31/11: 155lb
    31/12: 150lb
    (Accounting for Xmas treats 😉)
    I'll be continuing on next year to get to final GW: 126

    Does this all sound realistic?? I'm here for the long haul!

    🦆

    Weigh in day today (I weigh on Thursdays)
    GW 31/10: 162lb
    Actual 29/10: 161lb

    Wooooooo!!
    🤩
    🦆
  • StephanieLWSStephanieLWS Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    Highest wt (May 2019): 301
    Ht: 5'5"
    Age: 43
    NC, USA
    Oct-Dec 2020 Challenge:
    SW, Oct 1: 249

    Week 1, Oct 8: 249
    Week 2, Oct 15: 246
    Week 3, Oct 22: 246
    Week 4, Oct 29: 244

  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 3,695 Member Member Posts: 3,695 Member
    My name is Donna and I am 60 years old. I am 5’ 5” tall I am from the Midwest USA.
    I will be weighing in on Thursdays (in addition to the first and last day of the month for the full tally)
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    Start Weight September 30, 2020: 211.0


    Oct 01: : 211.0 I’m jumping in folks and catching up my weights with my records.
    Oct 08: : 209.8 better!
    Oct 15: : 208.4 If I can just keep this up!
    Oct 22: : 207.6 A bit up from yesterday but still seeing the progress from Challenge start.
    Oct 29: : 207.9 What an up-and-down rollercoaster week this has been! Working it back down.
    Oct 31: :

    TOTAL LOST IN OCTOBER:


    Nov 01:
    Nov 05:
    Nov 12:
    Nov 19:
    Nov 26:
    Nov 30:

    TOTAL LOST IN NOVEMBER:


    Dec 01:
    Dec 03:
    Dec 10:
    Dec 17:
    Dec 24:
    Dec 31:

    TOTAL LOST IN DECEMBER:
    Total Lost for Challenge:
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,318 Member Member Posts: 3,318 Member
    Hi : - )
    I am Dawn, 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight October 28.18 191 pounds
    UGW - 112-118


    10/1 -
    10/2 - 143.5
    10/3 - 143.5
    10/4 - 143.5 - I normally fluctuate like crazy, so this staying at the same weight for 3 days is new to me.
    10/5 - 143.1 - Good to see a slight drop. I was 141.0 in September, so trying to get back to that...and beyond.
    10/6 - 142.1 - Getting back down to September's weight, working on it!
    10/7 - 141.5 - I don't really want to count this first week as a weight loss, since I am still up (slightly) from September. Gaining weight and then losing that same weight is not weight loss to me. Onward : - )
    10/8 - 139.6 - New low for me, yay!
    10/9 - 141.3 - I am fine with this number. I hope to touch the 130s again this month : - )
    10/10 - 142.3 - I had hoped for a lower number as I go into 3 days of a feeding frenzy of Canadian Thanksgiving. I am particularly fond of gravy and stuffing. I will still be working out.
    10/11 - 142.6 - No big gain yet from seasonal foods
    10/12 - 143.0 - One more thanksgiving meal tonight
    10/13
    10/14
    10/15 - 143.6 - Time to get serious and bring this number down.
    10/16 - 142.1 - I actually went back to bed this morning and weighed 141.2 when I woke up, but I will stay with the former number because it was at a time when I normally get up.
    10/17 - 143.6 - Bad food choices yesterday
    10/18
    10/19
    10/20 - 142.9 - I really want to be 141 on my MFP anniversary
    10/21
    10/22
    10/23 - 141.2 - Okay, 5 days to lose 0.2 pounds and return to my September weight. Easier said than done sometimes.
    10/24 - 140.6 - That is more like it!
    10/25 - 141.2 - Okay.
    10/26 - 141.2 - Wanting (and will try) to shed that .2 before Wednesday.
    10/27 - 140.6 - This is after going back to bed, so I'll see a real number tomorrow.
    10/28 - 139.6 - My 2 year anniversary of joining MFP at 191 pounds
    10/29 -b 140.2 - wrong way to celebrate my 2 years of weight loss lol, rewarded myself with naughty food.
    10/30
    10/31
  • MotylekOkruchyMotylekOkruchy Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    Female, 47 years, 5'5".
    My weekly report (Thursdays):

    Starting weight (10/1):162.8 pounds
    week 1 (10/8):158.6
    week 2: (10/15): 156.0
    week 3: (10/22): 154.1
    week 4: (10/29/20): 152.6 (partial goal: 154 pounds - MET! :) )
    week 5:
    week 6:
    week 7:
    week 8: (partial goal: 146 pounds)
    week 9:
    week 10:
    week 11:
    week 12: (GOAL: 136 pounds)

    There was a time over the last weekend when I thought I hit the wall but I did not give up and got back on the track, although it is getting harder and harder to avoid some kinds of food, especially with Halloween round the corner . . .
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,574 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,574 Member
    Greetings:

    SW: 192
    GW for Challenge: 171

    10/1: 190.8
    10/8: 187.8
    10/15: 186
    10/22: 185.6
    10/29: 183 :)
    11/5:
    11/12:
    11/19:
    11/26:
    12/3:
    12/10:
    12/17:
    12/24:
    12/31:

    Actual Challenge Goal Weight: (Not to be confused with my overall GW.)

    Hope everyone is doing well. For some, I know the holiday season is going to be tough. I honestly don't get the Halloween candy thing. But that is just me. Now, I do understand the savory items that come with Thanksgiving and Christmas.... I think if we take it one holiday at a time and make a plan, things will go a little bit more smoothly.

    What is your plan for a holiday you might find challenging?

    This Covid season is just going to make things so weird for me. Not challenging foodwise, just weird. We generally have a group of friends that we spend the holidays with if we are in town. Or, for many years we travelled to visit family. 2020 is the first year we haven't travelled since 1992. So, for us, this year, it is an absolute no go, to go to parties, dinners, travel, etc. It might seem harsh; but, I haven't had a cold in more than 4 years. I don't even want to take a chance with Covid. We do keep in touch with our friends, and family, it is just so different this year.

    So the good news is there won't be so many temptations. I'll have to keep you posted as we get closer to a holiday I find challenging. What has been working well for me is seeing my goal, creating a positive mental attitude about what what I am doing to get there, and, embracing the challenge of it all.

    What is working for you?
  • StephanieLWSStephanieLWS Member Posts: 36 Member Member Posts: 36 Member
    Holidays.. oh my. My husband & I have six children ages 12-22. They all presently live at home with us. We'll gather together for holiday meals as usual with grandparents, and some other relatives, as we're together regularly and out in public with jobs, anyway.

    I do the shopping and 95% of the cooking and baking daily. Year-round I bake yeast breads, fruit breads, many cookies & pastries, pies, jams, fruit butters, and I'll try almost anything. I am also usually the hostess for holiday dinners. We always stay home for Thanksgiving & Christmas. But I make a feast for those plus New Year's Eve buffet and a New Year's Day traditional dinner. We will have likely 2-10 extra people for each.

    Hopefully I can limit myself to tasting or just a bite or two! That's what works for me. That, and if I'm going to eat something sweet then to do it later at night. If I eat sweets in the morning I tend to crave more sweets, as well as more food in general, all day long. This is also true if I eat restaurant food (that's not a whole food) or a ready-made food like a corndog or potato chips and such.

    There will definitely be temptations! I have to show some self-restraint and perhaps get in some walking!
    edited October 2020
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,318 Member Member Posts: 3,318 Member
    Hi : - )
    I am Dawn, 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight October 28.18 191 pounds
    UGW - 112-118


    10/1 -
    10/2 - 143.5
    10/3 - 143.5
    10/4 - 143.5 - I normally fluctuate like crazy, so this staying at the same weight for 3 days is new to me.
    10/5 - 143.1 - Good to see a slight drop. I was 141.0 in September, so trying to get back to that...and beyond.
    10/6 - 142.1 - Getting back down to September's weight, working on it!
    10/7 - 141.5 - I don't really want to count this first week as a weight loss, since I am still up (slightly) from September. Gaining weight and then losing that same weight is not weight loss to me. Onward : - )
    10/8 - 139.6 - New low for me, yay!
    10/9 - 141.3 - I am fine with this number. I hope to touch the 130s again this month : - )
    10/10 - 142.3 - I had hoped for a lower number as I go into 3 days of a feeding frenzy of Canadian Thanksgiving. I am particularly fond of gravy and stuffing. I will still be working out.
    10/11 - 142.6 - No big gain yet from seasonal foods
    10/12 - 143.0 - One more thanksgiving meal tonight
    10/13
    10/14
    10/15 - 143.6 - Time to get serious and bring this number down.
    10/16 - 142.1 - I actually went back to bed this morning and weighed 141.2 when I woke up, but I will stay with the former number because it was at a time when I normally get up.
    10/17 - 143.6 - Bad food choices yesterday
    10/18
    10/19
    10/20 - 142.9 - I really want to be 141 on my MFP anniversary
    10/21
    10/22
    10/23 - 141.2 - Okay, 5 days to lose 0.2 pounds and return to my September weight. Easier said than done sometimes.
    10/24 - 140.6 - That is more like it!
    10/25 - 141.2 - Okay.
    10/26 - 141.2 - Wanting (and will try) to shed that .2 before Wednesday.
    10/27 - 140.6 - This is after going back to bed, so I'll see a real number tomorrow.
    10/28 - 139.6 - My 2 year anniversary of joining MFP at 191 pounds
    10/29 - 140.2 - wrong way to celebrate my 2 years of weight loss lol, rewarded myself with naughty food.
    10/30 - 140.5
    10/31
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,574 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,574 Member
    Holidays.. oh my. My husband & I have six children ages 12-22. They all presently live at home with us. We'll gather together for holiday meals as usual with grandparents, and some other relatives, as we're together regularly and out in public with jobs, anyway.

    I do the shopping and 95% of the cooking and baking daily. Year-round I bake yeast breads, fruit breads, many cookies & pastries, pies, jams, fruit butters, and I'll try almost anything. I am also usually the hostess for holiday dinners. We always stay home for Thanksgiving & Christmas. But I make a feast for those plus New Year's Eve buffet and a New Year's Day traditional dinner. We will have likely 2-10 extra people for each.

    Hopefully I can limit myself to tasting or just a bite or two! That's what works for me. That, and if I'm going to eat something sweet then to do it later at night. If I eat sweets in the morning I tend to crave more sweets, as well as more food in general, all day long. This is also true if I eat restaurant food (that's not a whole food) or a ready-made food like a corndog or potato chips and such.

    There will definitely be temptations! I have to show some self-restraint and perhaps get in some walking!

    Six children. I come from a family of six :) . What a great attitude! I sincerely admire the fact that you do all (de facto) the shopping, cooking, baking, and entertaining.... I do love the family aspect of the holidays. I do love cooking. Funny that you mention corndogs, lol. We grew up enjoying hot dogs and corn dogs. Still love hot dogs occasionally, but generally the breading on the corn dogs is too sweet. Now, apparently, there is an appliance that you can buy to make corn dogs.

    I think we will do well this holiday season. Having a plan along with a positive attitude, imho, is everything. The great news is we can adapt as we move along :):) .
  • jcpez1969jcpez1969 Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    A little late, but I need the motivation and accountability. Lost 60, but gained back 30 during this covid crisis. Blew my knee out recently, need to get down to 250 for knee replacement surgery. Will have to lose weight mainly on diet since exercising will be very limited to upper body workout.

    Start Weight 1 Oct: 286.2
    Weight Goal 31 Oct: 274
    Weight Goal 8 Jan: 250

    10/01: 286.2
    10/09: 282.6
    10/16 :277.4
    10/23: 275.6
    10/31: 273.6

    Oct Weight Loss: -12.6
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,318 Member Member Posts: 3,318 Member
    Hi : - )
    I am Dawn, 60, 5'2"
    MFP Start weight October 28.18 191 pounds
    UGW - 112-118


    10/1 -
    10/2 - 143.5
    10/3 - 143.5
    10/4 - 143.5 - I normally fluctuate like crazy, so this staying at the same weight for 3 days is new to me.
    10/5 - 143.1 - Good to see a slight drop. I was 141.0 in September, so trying to get back to that...and beyond.
    10/6 - 142.1 - Getting back down to September's weight, working on it!
    10/7 - 141.5 - I don't really want to count this first week as a weight loss, since I am still up (slightly) from September. Gaining weight and then losing that same weight is not weight loss to me. Onward : - )
    10/8 - 139.6 - New low for me, yay!
    10/9 - 141.3 - I am fine with this number. I hope to touch the 130s again this month : - )
    10/10 - 142.3 - I had hoped for a lower number as I go into 3 days of a feeding frenzy of Canadian Thanksgiving. I am particularly fond of gravy and stuffing. I will still be working out.
    10/11 - 142.6 - No big gain yet from seasonal foods
    10/12 - 143.0 - One more thanksgiving meal tonight
    10/13
    10/14
    10/15 - 143.6 - Time to get serious and bring this number down.
    10/16 - 142.1 - I actually went back to bed this morning and weighed 141.2 when I woke up, but I will stay with the former number because it was at a time when I normally get up.
    10/17 - 143.6 - Bad food choices yesterday
    10/18
    10/19
    10/20 - 142.9 - I really want to be 141 on my MFP anniversary
    10/21
    10/22
    10/23 - 141.2 - Okay, 5 days to lose 0.2 pounds and return to my September weight. Easier said than done sometimes.
    10/24 - 140.6 - That is more like it!
    10/25 - 141.2 - Okay.
    10/26 - 141.2 - Wanting (and will try) to shed that .2 before Wednesday.
    10/27 - 140.6 - This is after going back to bed, so I'll see a real number tomorrow.
    10/28 - 139.6 - My 2 year anniversary of joining MFP at 191 pounds
    10/29 - 140.2 - wrong way to celebrate my 2 years of weight loss lol, rewarded myself with naughty food.
    10/30 - 140.5
    10/31 - 140.1

  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 3,318 Member Member Posts: 3,318 Member
    I find that it can take 2 days for weight to show up on the scale after we have had a "bad" eating day.
    Conversely, when we are "good" it can take awhile for the scale to catch up. That is the tricky part, not giving up when we have been "good" and don't see results right away.
    See y'all in next month's thread.
  • StepWise123StepWise123 Member Posts: 113 Member Member Posts: 113 Member
    Quite disappointed in my progress in October, I started looking through some previous writing I jotted down awhile back. Here it is. Hoping it will inspire me this month of November:
    "Excuses Be Gone" I'm examining the reasons in the past that I was able to control my weight in order to plan ahead for success. What is the difference between the actions I took then and the actions I tend to take now?
    In the past, I didn't fall back on a list of excuses. I might be the queen of excuses but how about this one: "I'll start on Monday."
    Monday is an easy target but what happens on Tuesday, Wednesday and the rest of the week is what really matters.
    This week I can take a small step by getting up every day and saying, "I can do this today--all day." :)
  • StepWise123StepWise123 Member Posts: 113 Member Member Posts: 113 Member
    I find that it can take 2 days for weight to show up on the scale after we have had a "bad" eating day.
    Conversely, when we are "good" it can take awhile for the scale to catch up. That is the tricky part, not giving up when we have been "good" and don't see results right away.
    See y'all in next month's thread.

    Agree! So frustrating for people like me that expect "instant gratification."
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Member Posts: 3,695 Member Member Posts: 3,695 Member
    My name is Donna and I am 60 years old. I am 5’ 5” tall I am from the Midwest USA.
    I will be weighing in on Thursdays (in addition to the first and last day of the month for the full tally)
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    Start Weight September 30, 2020: 211.0


    Oct 01: : 211.0 I’m jumping in folks and catching up my weights with my records.
    Oct 08: : 209.8 better!
    Oct 15: : 208.4 If I can just keep this up!
    Oct 22: : 207.6 A bit up from yesterday but still seeing the progress from Challenge start.
    Oct 29: : 207.9 What an up-and-down rollercoaster week this has been! Working it back down.
    Oct 31: : 208.4 Oops. (But still happy)

    TOTAL LOST IN OCTOBER: 2.6 lbs Lost


    Nov 01:
    Nov 05:
    Nov 12:
    Nov 19:
    Nov 26:
    Nov 30:

    TOTAL LOST IN NOVEMBER:


    Dec 01:
    Dec 03:
    Dec 10:
    Dec 17:
    Dec 24:
    Dec 31:

    TOTAL LOST IN DECEMBER:
    Total Lost for Challenge:
  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 16,041 Member Member Posts: 16,041 Member
    Hi! I'm in. My name is Chris. I am 70 and 5'5". I live in northern California in the Bay Area.

    Highest weight ever - 192.2
    October starting weight 154.0
    Ultimate Goal weight 139.0

    Monday weigh-ins

    10/01 - 154.0
    10/05 - 153.6
    10/12 - 150.0
    10/19 - 152.8
    10/26 - 152.8
    10/31 - 152.8

    11/01 -
    11/02 -
    11/09 -
    11/16 -
    11/23 -
    11/30 -

    Chris
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