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✔️ ✔️ ✔️ OCTOBER 2020 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CHECK-IN ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,815 Member Member Posts: 3,815 Member
I apologize if this steps on toes; after the September challenge ended, nobody posted a new one. So I will! I'll just copy instructions from last month.

New month new challenge and welcome all new 1st timers 😁

Go ahead and pick your own goal, check in once a week and at the very end of the month. You can change dates to better fit your weigh in schedule; since I check in on Saturdays, that's what is the default. Try to enter each week as it provides some accountability and better shows your progress on this awesome journey!

Feel free to copy & paste the chart.

Original MFP Starting Weight:
September End (October Starting) Weight:
October Goal Weight:
Ultimate Goal Weight:

September 30:
October 3:
October 10:
October 17:
October 24:
October 31:

One easy way to update if you don't keep a file somewhere else is to find your previous week's post, then copy and paste into a new post with the new week added in 👍

Good luck everyone! We got this!💪💪🏽💪🏿

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  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,815 Member Member Posts: 3,815 Member

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September starting weight - 146.4 (10-day average 144.1)
    September goal - 144
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight), and I post on Saturdays.

    September 30: 146.4 (10-day average 144.1)
    October 3: 146.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    October 10: 146.8 (10-day average 147.1)
    October 17:
    October 24:
    October 31:


    Total loss for October: I had a negative loss so far -- a gain of three pounds in two weeks. I must put the kibosh on that!
  • msapplekmsapplek Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    @mtaratoot - Still want to do these monthly challenges. So thanks for starting up the October thread!

    2020 Goal Weight: 145

    October 7: 149
    October 14: 147.5
    October 21:
    October 28
    October 31:

    Notes:
    What's working: In week 4 of a 10wk strength program by Caroline Girvan on YouTube. First time consistently using dumbbells and other strength training. Really enjoying it!

    Challenges: A few days where I felt more hungry than usual.
  • muszyngrmuszyngr Member Posts: 192 Member Member Posts: 192 Member
    October 1: 202 (starting weight)
    October 8: 200
    Now: 195 (October 14th)

    Goal: 185

    I'm coming off of a knee injury I'm usually about 190 so being over 200 put me in the No Fly Zone
  • RJSCARJSCA Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I'm late to the game this month but, hey.

    Original MFP Starting Weight: 180
    September End (October Starting) Weight: 154.4
    October Goal Weight:151
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 135-140 maintained

    September 30:154.4
    October 3:154.4
    October 10:155
    October 17:
    October 24:
    October 31:
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,815 Member Member Posts: 3,815 Member

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September starting weight - 146.4 (10-day average 144.1)
    September goal - 144
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight), and I post on Saturdays.

    September 30: 146.4 (10-day average 144.1)
    October 3: 146.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    October 10: 146.8 (10-day average 147.1)
    October 17: 150.2 (10-day average 148.7)
    October 24:
    October 31:


    Total loss for October: I seem to be gaining again this month. I could pretend I'm "bulking up for winter," but the truth is I need to tighten up my caloric intake. I have gained 4.5 pounds in three weeks.

  • RJSCARJSCA Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    Original MFP Starting Weight: 180
    October Goal Weight:151
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 135-140 maintained

    September 30:154.4
    October 3:154.4
    October 10:155
    October 17: 152.2 <3<3<3
    October 24:
    October 31:
  • msapplekmsapplek Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    2020 Goal Weight: 145

    October 7: 149
    October 14: 147.5
    October 21: 146.5
    October 28
    October 31:

    Notes:
    What's working: Looking forward to my morning routine! Wake early, strength train and run, have my fave breakfast right now, and a big coffee.

    Challenges: I've been pretty burnt out from measuring, weighing and cooking every damn day, so I've been just warming up boxed soups, toasting packaged bread, doling out or heating up ready made items. Have not gotten my veggies in as much as I would like.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,815 Member Member Posts: 3,815 Member

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    September starting weight - 146.4 (10-day average 144.1)
    September goal - 144
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight), and I post on Saturdays.

    September 30: 146.4 (10-day average 144.1)
    October 3: 146.2 (10-day average 145.2)
    October 10: 146.8 (10-day average 147.1)
    October 17: 150.2 (10-day average 148.7)
    October 24: 148.4 (10-day average 149.1)
    October 31:


    Total loss for October: October is not going so well for me. I have gained five pounds in three weeks.
  • msapplekmsapplek Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    2020 Goal Weight: 145

    October 7: 149
    October 14: 147.5
    October 21: 146.5
    October 28: 146
    October 31:

    What's working: I decided to eat back at least 90% of my exercise calories this week. And it's been enjoyable (too enjoyable).

    Challenges: Per above, when I don't exercise, I go back to my small calorie deficit for the day. And boy, it feels like deprivation! However, the weight loss of -.5lb tells me that what I was doing above was correct as I set MFP to that small weight loss, whereas before that I was losing a lb or more. I was planning to take a diet break when I hopefully hit my 2020 goal weight in the next few weeks. But it seems like maintenance is going to still feel like hard work and a bit of a slog. Frankly, this bums me out.
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