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  • acrylicfoxacrylicfox Member Posts: 293 Member Member Posts: 293 Member
    SW: 184.9 / 83.9
    GW: 178.9
    Mini Goal: Sleep at least 5hrs a night, time it!

    Progress to date: 2.4lbs
    2/9: 84.5
    2/15: 83.9
    2/21: 82.8
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:

    🌈Luck!🌈
    Previous challenges
    2021
    Valentine's Day Challenge: -13.5lbs
    St Patrick's Day Challenge: ?



    edited February 21
  • pinknshadypinknshady Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    @MichelleMcKeeRN good for you!! I used to meal prep routinely when I worked and stayed around 140. I had to start virtual school and am a sahm now with the kids and have been skipping meals and eating junk. I don’t typically eat large meals, it’s just sugar that keeps my calories count high and what I needed to cut. Having the veggies and protein in the fridge keeps me from thinking about it.

    I have been working out regularly for the past month now. I am so glad to be back at the gym where they have 1/3 capacity measures in place. So I’m killing it with my training and been steady on my diet. I will weigh in tomorrow and report back! Hoping for -1lb at least.

    Snowboarding sounds like fun, you’ll def need your calories. You are doing great
  • TheresaM787TheresaM787 Member Posts: 139 Member Member Posts: 139 Member
    Starting weight: 129
    Goal weight for challenge: 123 (to lose 6 lbs)
    Ultimate goal: 120

    Mini Goals:
    1- Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)
    Plan- exercise 30 minutes on bike & 10 on
    arms six days/week = 4 hours)
    2- Stay within calorie budget
    Plan- whenever possible budget dinner
    and dessert, if needed either add
    extra workout or reduce desert
    3- Drink at least 48oz, aiming for 64oz of water
    Plan- other than coffee, drink only seltzer
    until dinner (wine or beer) and then
    seltzer

    2/9: 129
    2/15: 127
    2/21: 126.5
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:

    Mini Goal Progress:
    1- The habit of first morning coffee and then exercise, is set. 🎉
    2- Calorie planning is working. Although, it still amazes me that there are a ridiculous amount of calories in a tiny slice of cake.
    3- Drinking 48-64oz water. I’m slowly getting better. Yesterday hit a milestone of 10 cups of water 💦 hello 80 oz!!!!
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member Member, Premium Posts: 284 Member
    Starting weight: 2/9 148lbs
    Goal weight: 139lbs

    Mini goals:
    1) Hydration 💦 (Drink a gallon of water a day)
    2) Diet 🥑🥦 (Keep calories under 1650 daily)
    3) Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)

    2/9: (For the early birds) 148lbs
    2/15: (Official start date) 145.75lbs
    2/21: 2/18 144.25, 2/19 144.25, 2/21 after a major carb load 146.5
    2/27: Goal 143
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17: Oh how I would love to see 139lbs on the scale! Heck, I would love to see 139.875lbs (I have a huge scale, like the doctors office, that measures accurately to 1/8th lb).

    2/21 I exercised at least 3 hours this week, drank a gallon most days and kept my calories within reason every day except for yesterday.
    I have been working the evening shift but tonight is my last one. Monday, I switch back to a regular 7-3 shift. Drinking a gallon of water a day is very hard on that shift. I have a lot of meetings, many back to back, and can’t leave all the time for bathroom breaks. I have to reduce my intake to 100 oz daily.
  • chloeguochloeguo Member, Premium Posts: 58 Member Member, Premium Posts: 58 Member
    Starting weight: 2/9 139.8lb
    Goal weight:-7.5 lbs =132.3lb

    Mini goal:
    1) No late night snacks
    2) Track calories on MFP

    2/9: 139.8
    2/15: 140
    2/21: 138.8
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:

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  • causedinosaurscausedinosaurs Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    UPDATE!! Not much movement this week! wasn't very consistent with my diet, but that'll definitely change this week!

    Height: 5'1
    SW: 173.8
    GW: 155
    UGW: 123
    Progess: -1.2


    My Goals:
    1) Hydration: Drink a gallon of water a day
    2) Diet; Eat low calorie dense foods every 2-3 hours.
    3) Fitness; Exercise about an hour 5 days of the week.
    4) Sleep: Follow a regular sleeping pattern
    5) Stretch; Stretch every day or at least every workout day

    2/9: 165.6
    2/15: 164.2
    2/21: 164.4
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:


  • SLuv0710SLuv0710 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Mondays are weigh days for me...makes me think a little harder about my weekend choices!

    SW: 153.2
    GW: 149 (3+ lbs)

    2/15: 153.2
    2/22: 152.8 (-0.5)
    3/1
    3/8:
    3/15:
    3/17:

    Mini goals! (Love this!)
    1) 100 oz of water daily 💦 -all but 2 days
    2) 100 grams protein daily - try again this week
    3) Strength train 3 per week 💪- 1/3

    I constantly struggle on protein...I'll try again this week! And the cold and snow days messed up my exercise routine, but that will get back on track this week. We have a great dinner plan, so things are looking good!
  • kellyiris6kellyiris6 Member Posts: 71 Member Member Posts: 71 Member
    Starting weight: 208
    Goal weight for challenge: 199 (to lose 9 lbs)
    Ultimate goal: 160

    Pick any mini goal:
    1) Hydration 💦 Drink water at every meal.

    2/15: 208
    2/21: 207.5
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:
  • pinknshadypinknshady Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
    pinknshady wrote: »
    I would love to start this challenge!! I have been at roughly the same weight for the past several years. I lost 10lbs last March and then COVID happened and I completely let go after being overwhelmed with job loss, kids in virtual school and just being hidden in general. I’ve gained about 20lbs in the past year 😳 which makes this the most I’ve ever weighed in my adult life minus pregnancies.

    SW: 161.9
    CW: 161.9
    GW: 154
    UGW: 135

    Goals:
    Drink a gallon of water and lose 6lbs

    2/15- 161.9
    2/21- 158.2
    2/27-
    3/5-
    3/11-
    3/17-


    Yay!! I stuck to my diet this week (1200-1400 calories), and though I like the loss, I’m going to up my calories since I have been able to commit to the gym for some serious sessions. I have absolutely no energy while there, so I need the calories. I didn’t do as well with 💧, so upping that too!

    🌈 🍀
  • zaknjakesmumzaknjakesmum Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    May I still be included in this challenge? I have lost 33 pounds since Nov. 25, which is very, very good! But I want to get under 200 lbs, and it seems like I'm stuck! So I would like to change it up for March. And I need motivation!!

    Goals:
    drink more water
    eat my whole 1200 calories daily
    lose 5 pounds by Mar 17

    starting weight: 234
    current weight: 201.4
    goal weight (Mar 17): 196.4

    Does anyone know if you can turn off the "if everyday was like this, you would weigh ---- in 5 weeks" That totally messes me up! I like seeing it go down, so I keep removing food from my plan :( It backfires. I lose more weight at 1200 calories than 1000 calories.

    Jennifer





  • zaknjakesmumzaknjakesmum Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Oh yes, my weekly weigh-ins:

    2/15 201.6
    2/21 201.4
    2/27
    3/5
    3/11
    3/17


  • imlivengood5308imlivengood5308 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    I'm in! Thanks for the motivation!

    Starting weight: 198
    Goal weight for challenge: 192 (6 lbs)


    Pick any mini goal:
    1) Continue running (very slow jog) 3 days a week, and continue daily yoga practice

    2/15: 198
    2/21:196.8
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:

    Week 1: Only made it to jog 2 x this week between lots of winter weather, but looks like this week will be better! I did keep to my daily yoga practice which was really helpful with feeling stuck inside.
  • SailorDoom88SailorDoom88 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Hi all. I finished my cycling challenge on Saturday and am really proud of myself! I opened up a bag of chocolate-covered almonds I'd been saving for a special occasion (questionable idea!) and got a gigantic container of barberries (better idea!) as a reward for finishing the challenge. I am going to do rest/recovery and focus on yoga and stretching for the next 5-6 days, then get back to regular workouts. I also made an appointment with a personal trainer for 2/25 (plus four more sessions) to get back on track for non-cycling workouts. I have 11 yoga sessions since 2/9 and haven't had any alcohol, so I am still on track with my other mini goals. I set aside another $60 for mountain bike park pass as a reward for another week of wins.

    Mini goals:
    1.) Complete virtual cycling tour from 2/14-2/20 -- focus on rest, hydration, and proper fueling! (DONE!)
    2.) Work on flexibility by regular stretching or yoga practice -- goal is 30 sessions by St. Patty's (quality>duration)
    3.) No alcohol through the end of February -- doing this to support BF, but will benefit me too!
    4.) GW for this challenge is 179 or less

    Reward:
    MTB park season pass.

    2/9: 183.4
    2/15: 182.2
    2/21: 181.6
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17: GOAL is 179 or less
  • CourtneyLomonacoCourtneyLomonaco Member Posts: 549 Member Member Posts: 549 Member
    Forgot to post on Friday....

    Challenge SW: 160
    Challenge GW: 150

    Mini Goals:
    * No excessive snacking!!!

    I weigh in on Fridays
    2/12: 160
    2/19: 159.6
    2/26:
    3/5:
    3/9:
    3/12:
    3/19:
  • SailorDoom88SailorDoom88 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Hi @zaknjakesmum

    The "if everyday was like this..." feature bugs me too! The only solution I have ever heard to take it out of the equation is just to not hit the "complete this entry" button. Apparently, that really has no function other than to enable the whole annoying prediction business. That being said, I am not an advanced user and tend to keep things pretty simple on MFP. I would love to hear from others if there is another solution for this!
  • IndyFitAgainIndyFitAgain Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    @zaknjakesmum

    It seems to me that there used to be a way to toggle that off but I can't recall how... 🤔

    Maybe I'mjust dreaming that... 🥴
  • ktb0912ktb0912 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Reporting in for week 1! Happy to say I lost 3 pounds this week. Stuck with my goal of doing the daily plank challenge and ab work out. Was able to eat out twice at a restaurant and made healthy choices - and no Wine! Asked for Ice Tea in a wine glass - which was satisfying.
    Goal this week: Increase steps to 12,000. Log food daily in MFP. Daily affirmations out loud! Ready for St. Patrick's Day Victory! We've got this.
  • ekatnnekatnn Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Hi Everyone, here is my numbers for the week:

    3/3 walks
    2/4 workouts

    Gyms are hopefully going to open in April and can get into my usual routine, but for now I have to be persistent with the home workouts.

    2/15:147.7
    2/21:149 (up do to PMS)
    2/27:
    3/5:
    3/11:
    3/17:
  • zaknjakesmumzaknjakesmum Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Hi @zaknjakesmum

    The "if everyday was like this..." feature bugs me too! The only solution I have ever heard to take it out of the equation is just to not hit the "complete this entry" button. Apparently, that really has no function other than to enable the whole annoying prediction business. That being said, I am not an advanced user and tend to keep things pretty simple on MFP. I would love to hear from others if there is another solution for this!

    Hi! It really is not a helpful thing! I never thought about just not completlng the entry. Makes sense!

    Jennifer
    234 / 201.4 / 140
  • zaknjakesmumzaknjakesmum Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Open2It wrote: »
    @ze
    It seems to me that there usetting d to be a way to toggle that off but I can't recall how... 🤔

    Maybe I'mjust dreaming that... 🥴

    I've gone through settings twice, no help... I think I will just not complete the entry!

    Jennifer

    234 / 201.4 / 140
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