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  • amberclem6amberclem6 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    10/11 START WEIGHT: 251.8

    10/27: 251.4
    10/28: 250.6
    10/29: 249.4!!!!! -New low for me! (Almost for the whole year)
    10/30: 247.6
    10/31: 247.4
    NOV:
    11/1: 254
    11/2: 252.8
    11/3: 251.2- my husband has his 'weekends' on Mondays and Tuesdays so we normally have date nights with
    11/4: 251.8-bingo and beer or beer and trivia lol - I hope this goes down by tomorrow or Friday!
    11/5: 250.6 i'm just okay with this lol - need to step it up a bit
    11/6: 250.0
    11/7: 250.6
  • alisampmalisampm Member, Premium Posts: 90 Member Member, Premium Posts: 90 Member
    October 1 - 223
    October 10 - 222
    October 17 - 218.8
    October 28 - 216
    November 2 - 216
    November 7 - 211 (my previous Dec 31 goal!!! That dropped faster than I was anticipating!)

    NEW December 31 Goal - 205

    I love MFP friends, so feel free to add me and we can support each other in the day-to-day! @alisampm
  • uyisteruyister Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member
    November 2020 goals/stats
    38 years old
    Height: 5' 7"
    SW (6/9/2020): 330.0 lbs
    Month SW (10/31/20): 259.8lbs
    Goal weight: 180 lbs
    10/31: 259.8 lbs
    11/7: 259.4lbs
    11/14: lbs
    11/21: lbs
    11/28: lbs

    Weekly and Monthly Goals:
    * Keep logging in MFP
    * Continue the T-25 Gamma Hybrid Strength cycle workouts
    * Do either a quick yoga, stretch or cardio workout in the evenings in addition to my T-25 morning workouts
    * Make time for me to relax even though classes have started again

    By the end of year Goals:
    Pass my classes
    Maybe lose another 20 lbs by Dec 31st 2020
  • sherise12sherise12 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    not doing well for a christmas goal

    Anyone has suggestions for someone with zero portion and self control? I stocked up as I dont have time to go food shopping for every meal and finished all of the food in a setting
  • mhadley11mhadley11 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Hi All, I’d love to join this challenge. I’ve been using MFP for 2 weeks now. Finally decided eating and drinking with reckless abandon was not the way to go. Starting weight 278.8, today 270. My goal is to lose 1 pound a week and walk at least 6 days a week. With the cooler weather and holidays coming up, this is a great way to help to stay on track.

    Whoop, whoop! I’m excited!

    Nov 1 - 270.0
    Nov 8 - 270.2 (Not the results I was hoping for but I did walk 6 days this week) Onward!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member
    sherise12 wrote: »
    not doing well for a christmas goal

    Anyone has suggestions for someone with zero portion and self control? I stocked up as I dont have time to go food shopping for every meal and finished all of the food in a setting

    xx0chj7qtf7w.jpg
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member
    sherise12 wrote: »
    not doing well for a christmas goal

    Anyone has suggestions for someone with zero portion and self control? I stocked up as I dont have time to go food shopping for every meal and finished all of the food in a setting

    I Saw this on another thread. I thought it was great. Hope this and the post above is some help. Please don't be too hard on yourself. It takes time. Try to do just do one thing at a time, not everything at once. Good luck :)

    "Weigh everything.

    Be honest.

    Use grams, not cups and spoons.

    Don’t rely on burn results reported by exercise machines- they are often inflated.

    Get a fitness tracker. Learn how to set it up properly and use it consistently, wisely and effectively.

    Be creative. Learn substitutions. Liquid eggs for eggs, shredded apple or applesauce in lieu of oils in some baked goods, vinegars for dressings or marinades, and so on.

    Read this forum thoroughly and absorb - know how to sift the good advice from the BS or those who occasionally show up shilling (or falling for) quick weight loss plans

    Read the NEAT strategy thread and use the tips

    Know that weight loss isn't a straight line graph. For a thousand and one reasons, it zigs, it zags, it peaks, it valleys. Don’t tie your joy to that graph or scale.

    Eat enough to fuel your body, Don’t get in a hurry and fall into the ultra low calorie trap.

    Add movement, even if it’s only a short walk every day. Then add more. Then add more, Soon you’ll want to to be moving all the time.

    Consider adding some weight training fairly early, if you are physically up to it. I wish I had,

    Remind yourself constantly that this is not a diet. This is a new style of living, for a lifetime. Make sure you include foods you enjoy and look forward to eating, rather than punishing yourself via restriction.

    Enjoy the small victories, and know there will be setbacks. In the great scheme of things, setbacks that seem big today, will seem small tomorrow, insignificant next week, and you won’t even remember them this time next year."
  • CupcakeCrusoeCupcakeCrusoe Member Posts: 861 Member Member Posts: 861 Member
    SW: 185.6
    10/29: 185.6
    11/2: 184.4
    11/4: 184.6
    11/6: 185.6
    11/10: 183.8 Shark week is done with. I got a Commit30 planner for next year, and decided to just start using it immediately. I need it now, why not use it now. I like the layout.
  • sherise12sherise12 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    starting weight
    (6 nov): 58.75kg (130 pounds)
    (11nov): 58 kg (127 pounds)


    target:46kg

    starting measurement:
    6 nov: 34 inches waist
    11 nov: 33 inches waist

    target: 26 inches waist
  • sherise12sherise12 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    Bluetail6 wrote: »
    sherise12 wrote: »
    not doing well for a christmas goal

    Anyone has suggestions for someone with zero portion and self control? I stocked up as I dont have time to go food shopping for every meal and finished all of the food in a setting

    I Saw this on another thread. I thought it was great. Hope this and the post above is some help. Please don't be too hard on yourself. It takes time. Try to do just do one thing at a time, not everything at once. Good luck :)

    "Weigh everything.

    Be honest.

    Use grams, not cups and spoons.

    Don’t rely on burn results reported by exercise machines- they are often inflated.

    Get a fitness tracker. Learn how to set it up properly and use it consistently, wisely and effectively.

    Be creative. Learn substitutions. Liquid eggs for eggs, shredded apple or applesauce in lieu of oils in some baked goods, vinegars for dressings or marinades, and so on.

    Read this forum thoroughly and absorb - know how to sift the good advice from the BS or those who occasionally show up shilling (or falling for) quick weight loss plans

    Read the NEAT strategy thread and use the tips

    Know that weight loss isn't a straight line graph. For a thousand and one reasons, it zigs, it zags, it peaks, it valleys. Don’t tie your joy to that graph or scale.

    Eat enough to fuel your body, Don’t get in a hurry and fall into the ultra low calorie trap.

    Add movement, even if it’s only a short walk every day. Then add more. Then add more, Soon you’ll want to to be moving all the time.

    Consider adding some weight training fairly early, if you are physically up to it. I wish I had,

    Remind yourself constantly that this is not a diet. This is a new style of living, for a lifetime. Make sure you include foods you enjoy and look forward to eating, rather than punishing yourself via restriction.

    Enjoy the small victories, and know there will be setbacks. In the great scheme of things, setbacks that seem big today, will seem small tomorrow, insignificant next week, and you won’t even remember them this time next year."
    Bluetail6 wrote: »
    sherise12 wrote: »
    not doing well for a christmas goal

    Anyone has suggestions for someone with zero portion and self control? I stocked up as I dont have time to go food shopping for every meal and finished all of the food in a setting

    xx0chj7qtf7w.jpg
    I loved your comments and bookmarked your suggestion! thank you!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member
    @sherise12
    You are very welcome. I believe we all need support :):)
  • eoklineoklin Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I’m Starting Today!!
    11/11:125.2
  • Chris19012Chris19012 Member Posts: 33 Member Member Posts: 33 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 205.0 (April 10, 2019)
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 186.0 (October 8, 2020)

    Oct. 12: 182.4
    Oct. 19: 179.6
    Oct. 26: 177.2

    Oct. Goal: 178.0 (8.0)
    Oct. Actual: 177.2 (8.8)

    Nov. 2: 177.2
    Nov. 9: 177.8
    Nov. 16:
    Nov. 23:
    Nov. 30:

    Nov. Goal: 173.0 (5.0)
    Nov. Actual:

    Dec. 7:
    Dec. 14:
    Dec. 21:
    Dec. 28:

    Dec. Goal: 168.0 (5.0)
    Dec. Actual:

    Weight lost this week: +0.6
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 18.0
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 8.2
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member
    Bluetail6 wrote: »
    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: 181 :)
    11/12: 180 :)
    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.
  • alisampmalisampm Member, Premium Posts: 90 Member Member, Premium Posts: 90 Member
    alisampm wrote: »
    October 1 - 223
    October 10 - 222
    October 17 - 218.8
    October 28 - 216
    November 2 - 216
    November 7 - 211 (my previous Dec 31 goal!!! That dropped faster than I was anticipating!)
    November 12 - holding steady at 212 and I’m not mad at it. (Hit 60 pounds total lost at 212!)

    NEW December 31 Goal - 205

    I love MFP friends, so feel free to add me and we can support each other in the day-to-day! @alisampm

  • amberclem6amberclem6 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    10/11 START WEIGHT: 251.8

    10/27: 251.4
    10/28: 250.6
    10/29: 249.4!!!!! -New low for me! (Almost for the whole year)
    10/30: 247.6
    10/31: 247.4
    NOV:
    11/1: 254
    11/2: 252.8
    11/3: 251.2- my husband has his 'weekends' on Mondays and Tuesdays so we normally have date nights with
    11/4: 251.8-bingo and beer or beer and trivia lol - I hope this goes down by tomorrow or Friday!
    11/5: 250.6 i'm just okay with this lol - need to step it up a bit
    11/6: 250.0
    11/7: 250.6
    11/8: 255.2
    11/9: 252.0
    11/10: 251.6
    11/11: 252.4
    11/12: 250.6
    11/13: 252.2 - I feel stuck. :neutral: Work has been crazy and I haven't been able to get my 5 miles in like I was doing in October. I am trying to work out but finding the early morning grind is difficult lately. I have been going to bed earlier but I have been feeling really fatigued and sleepy alot more than normal. Any suggestions?
  • uyisteruyister Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member
    @Bluetail6 your advice is on point. I have saved it for myself as a reminder as well.

    @amberclem6 I understand the feeling, look at other non-scale victories like your strength, clothes fit, etc with regards to the weight. For the early morning grind, maybe see if there is someone that you can call on a video call and you both do your workout at the same time. I and a friend do that and even when I do not want to get out of bed, because I know that she is going to be calling, I get up and get myself into gear for the workout.

    Congrats to everyone on keeping up the good work.


    November 2020 stats
    38 years old
    Height: 5' 7"
    SW (6/9/2020): 330.0 lbs
    Month SW (10/31/20): 259.8lbs
    Goal weight: 180 lbs
    10/31: 259.8 lbs
    11/7: 259.4lbs
    11/14: 256.0lbs
    11/21: lbs
    11/28: lbs

    Weekly and Monthly Goals:
    * Keep logging in MFP - ✔✔
    * Continue the T-25 Gamma Hybrid Strength cycle workouts - ✔✔
    * Do either a quick yoga, stretch, or cardio workout in the evenings in addition to my T-25 morning workouts- ✔ Have been using the PopSugar Fitness dance workout videos on YouTube, not every day, but 3 of 5 days this week.
    * Make time for me to relax even though classes have started again - ✔ A little in between studying

    By the end of year Goals:
    Pass my classes - Working on it
    Maybe lose another 16 lbs (get to ~240lbs) by Dec 31st 2020 - Working on it
  • goingapegoingape Member Posts: 347 Member Member Posts: 347 Member
    Hello all;

    This is my fifth weigh in on this challenge. Saturday’s are my weigh in day. : D

    Starting weight on October 1st: 156.4
    End of December goal weight 143.8
    Ultimate goal 125 - 130

    October 3 - 155.8
    October 10 - 154.2
    October 17 - 153.8
    October 24 - 152.4
    October 31 - 152
    November 7 - 151
    November 14 - 150

    This weeks’ loss is 1 pound.
    Ltd - 69.4

    Cheers!!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,213 Member
    uyister wrote: »
    @Bluetail6 your advice is on point. I have saved it for myself as a reminder as well.

    @amberclem6 I understand the feeling, look at other non-scale victories like your strength, clothes fit, etc with regards to the weight. For the early morning grind, maybe see if there is someone that you can call on a video call and you both do your workout at the same time. I and a friend do that and even when I do not want to get out of bed, because I know that she is going to be calling, I get up and get myself into gear for the workout.

    Congrats to everyone on keeping up the good work.


    November 2020 stats
    38 years old
    Height: 5' 7"
    SW (6/9/2020): 330.0 lbs
    Month SW (10/31/20): 259.8lbs
    Goal weight: 180 lbs
    10/31: 259.8 lbs
    11/7: 259.4lbs
    11/14: 256.0lbs
    11/21: lbs
    11/28: lbs

    Weekly and Monthly Goals:
    * Keep logging in MFP - ✔✔
    * Continue the T-25 Gamma Hybrid Strength cycle workouts - ✔✔
    * Do either a quick yoga, stretch, or cardio workout in the evenings in addition to my T-25 morning workouts- ✔ Have been using the PopSugar Fitness dance workout videos on YouTube, not every day, but 3 of 5 days this week.
    * Make time for me to relax even though classes have started again - ✔ A little in between studying

    By the end of year Goals:
    Pass my classes - Working on it
    Maybe lose another 16 lbs (get to ~240lbs) by Dec 31st 2020 - Working on it

    I just looked carefully at your stats. You are doing an amazing job. Excellent, excellent work. Also, I'm glad the advice helped. This journey is crazy enough. We all need all the advice we can get, lol.
  • sherise12sherise12 Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    lwilson413 wrote: »
    Hi! I'm 39, 5'0, and need to lose 50 lbs. I want to start 40 in the best health I've ever been in and I have 6 months to get there.

    SW: 192.7
    CW: 189.8
    GW: 140 by April 2021

    @wilson413 how are you getting on , im the same age
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