15 pounds to lose challenge- August 1, 2023-October 31, 2023

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  • cgm117
    cgm117 Posts: 147 Member
    59y/o 5'5"
    Highest weight: 131.6 (Feb 2022)
    Goal weight: 120

    8/1 126.6
    8/8 124.9 (-1.7 lbs)
    8/16 126.3 (+1.4 lbs)
    8/29 124.9 (-1.4 lbs)

    Back to bouncing around again. I've not been very good about logging my meals lately, although I have been mentally monitoring my intake. Will keep pushing through.
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    @200Karen Thanks for your well wishes!

    Hope you feel better soon <3
  • AdahPotatah2024
    AdahPotatah2024 Posts: 910 Member
    I didn't do so good for August, so I have catching up to do to be under 140 pounds by Halloween!:)
    Less butter and sugar for the next few months. 😬
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,781 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 63 years old and I live in the Midwest of the US. I am 5’ 5” tall.


    CHALLENGE TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Total Loss of 12 pounds to land at 181.8
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT (FROM July 31): 193.8
    CHALLENGE ENDING WEIGHT:

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    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    08/01-193.6-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    08/08-194.6-(Trend Weight: 195.6)-

    08/15-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/22-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/29-191.8-(Trend Weight: 196.0)- I took my older friend out for dinner last night at a new little restaurant that opened recently about 16 miles down the road. It’s a little dive because it opened in a very old place that had been closed for 20 years. You can imagine the critter residue as it pretty much sits in the middle of the woods with nothing around it for miles and miles. It took a long time to get through all the inspections and water testing (new well) but it finally opened. In small towns like mine, we like to support small local business and each other so lots of people were there to enjoy and congratulate. It really is a little Andy Griffith-like in small towns like mine so, of course, we had to go. I chose my dinner carefully which kept the calories and carbs down. It was a nice evening. I finally inched my way back into a tiny bit of exercise yesterday after some potty/tummy troubles the last few days. I can feel my guts are still slightly inflamed but at least their not full! It’s raining and gloomy here today so handymen will be shifting gears and working inside. They were originally scheduled to replace a pipe on the roof. I won’t be able to exercise until this evening but will push myself to get it in. I’m usually so tired in the evenings, especially when it’s raining so heavily. It’s dark (need the lights on) and cold. I’m about ready to turn on the heat. Very strange weather in August, even for Michigan.


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)- 2 lbs down this month. I’m posting late due to the travel to the endocrinologist today for my diabetes. His scale showed that I was down a couple of pounds from my last visit. He was happy to see my glucose numbers on my monitor were better. He reminded me that excess sugars in the blood are stored as fat and when I keep my numbers better, I maintain much better and even lose weight. I needed that reminder. I left feeling very inspired and able. I ate most of my Chicken Alfredo at the restaurant for lunch today. It was so so good. I will finish the rest tonight for dinner so I will be 100% back on plan tomorrow. I will not be snacking tonight since it is already getting late. Tomorrow I have a huge bow window being put in my living room to replace the old picture window that was flanked on each side. I also have to start getting up early on Fridays to drive my kindergarten grandson to the nearby bus stop by 7:20 am. I have to get him up and get him ready for school since I always babysit on Thursday nights and Fridays. Then I will pick him up from the bus stop at about 4:00 pm. I am not looking forward to getting up that early since sleep is already so elusive. It’s not that I can’t handle the 6:30 part (which is when I’ll need to get up). It’s that no matter what time I get up, I seem to need about 2 hours to chill, drink coffee and get ready to see other human beings and be nice. Ah well. Nice round everyone! See you in the next.


    Aug Start: 193.8
    Aug Goal: 189.8 (4 pound loss)
    Aug Actual: 191.8
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 2.0 lbs LOST


    Challenge Weeks to Come
    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    09/01-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

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    Sept Start: xxxxx
    Sept Goal: xxxxx (4 pound loss)
    Sept Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: xxxxx


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    10/01-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/03-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

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    Oct Start: xxxxx
    Oct Goal: xxxxx (4 pound loss)
    Oct Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far:





  • AdahPotatah2024
    AdahPotatah2024 Posts: 910 Member
    I didn't do so good for August, so I have catching up to do to be under 140 pounds by Halloween!:)
    Less butter and sugar for the next few months. 😬

    September 1st-156.5
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,781 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 63 years old and I live in the Midwest of the US. I am 5’ 5” tall.


    CHALLENGE TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Total Loss of 12 pounds to land at 181.8
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT (FROM July 31): 193.8
    CHALLENGE ENDING WEIGHT:

    145320379.png



    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    08/01-193.6-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    08/08-194.6-(Trend Weight: 195.6)-

    08/15-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/22-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/29-191.8-(Trend Weight: 196.0)-


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)- 2 lbs down this month. I’m posting late due to the travel to the endocrinologist today for my diabetes. His scale showed that I was down a couple of pounds from my last visit. He was happy to see my glucose numbers on my monitor were better. He reminded me that excess sugars in the blood are stored as fat and when I keep my numbers better, I maintain much better and even lose weight. I needed that reminder. I left feeling very inspired and able. I ate most of my Chicken Alfredo at the restaurant for lunch today. It was so so good. I will finish the rest tonight for dinner so I will be 100% back on plan tomorrow. I will not be snacking tonight since it is already getting late. Tomorrow I have a huge bow window being put in my living room to replace the old picture window that was flanked on each side. I also have to start getting up early on Fridays to drive my kindergarten grandson to the nearby bus stop by 7:20 am. I have to get him up and get him ready for school since I always babysit on Thursday nights and Fridays. Then I will pick him up from the bus stop at about 4:00 pm. I am not looking forward to getting up that early since sleep is already so elusive. It’s not that I can’t handle the 6:30 part (which is when I’ll need to get up). It’s that no matter what time I get up, I seem to need about 2 hours to chill, drink coffee and get ready to see other human beings and be nice. Ah well. Nice round everyone! See you in the next.


    Aug Start: 193.8
    Aug Goal: 189.8 (4 pound loss)
    Aug Actual: 191.8
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 2.0 lbs LOST


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    09/01-193.2-(Trend Weight: 195.0)- What goes up must come down. A new month, a new opportunity! Good luck everyone!

    09/05-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    09/12-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    09/19-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    09/26-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    09/30-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-


    Sept Start: 191.8
    Sept Goal: 187.8 (4 pound loss)
    Sept Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: xxxxx

    Challenge Weeks to Come

    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    10/01-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/03-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/10-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/17-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/24-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/31-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-


    Oct Start: xxxxx
    Oct Goal: xxxxx (4 pound loss)
    Oct Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far:





  • 200Karen
    200Karen Posts: 1,727 Member
    Okay time to Giddy-UP
    It's a new month 🥳

    My calorie & sodium ranges have been high.
    But for the next few days, with meals at home I’ll get that back in control

    Best wishes to ALL,
    💞 Karen
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,252 Member
    edited September 2023
    Thanks, @RubyRed427 for posting this for us!!
    Hi! I'm Chris - 72 year old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion...
    ...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.
    Highest Weight: 192.2 lbs
    Current Weight: 151.1 lbs
    Goal Weight: 145.0 lbs
    08/01 - 151.1 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then NOTHING!!!
    08/07 - 151.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/14 - 151.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/21 - 152.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/28 - 150.7 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/31 - 151.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.31 miles in 63 mins then Grandson Duty
    Aug Start - 151.1
    Aug Goal - 148.0
    Aug Actual - 151.0
    Hope everyone has a good August!
    09/01 -
    09/04 -
    09/11 -
    09/18 -
    09/25 -
    09/30 -
    Sept Start -
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual -
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    Chris
  • 200Karen
    200Karen Posts: 1,727 Member
    quick hello to ALL

    Update on me
    For 3 days, I’ve been back on my IF track, logging 14 hours last night. But I'm still struggling with high calories. Yesterday's indulgences included fresh cherry turnovers and fried chicken. So it's time to apply myself and implement those weight loss skills. Water, veggies, and calm ✅

    @SunnyDays930 congratulation on being off your diabetic medications
    Did you reverse your diabetes with diet and exercise?
    Sorry I missed your health history.

    Love
    Karen
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 12,152 Member
    edited September 2023
    CHALLENGE: lose 11.1 pounds by October 31st (13 weeks)
    Highest weight (7/10/2020): 330
    yearly gain/loss: year 1: ↓87 lbs; year 2: ↓18 lbs; year 3: ↑16 lbs; year 4: ↓↑???
    Aug 1st starting weight: 241.1 (7-day average)
    Oct 31st goal weight: 230 (desired loss = ~11 pounds in 13 weeks)
    ultimate goal weight: 215? (maybe stay in range 210-220?)

    Aug 01 : 241.1 (Weigh-in day: Monday)
    Aug 07 : 240.8 : ↓ 0.3
    Aug 14 : 242.9 : ↑ 2.1 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.8
    Aug 21 : 242.1 : ↓ 0.8 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.0
    Aug 28 : 241.9 : ↓ 0.2 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.8
    Sep 04 : 241.3 : ↓ 0.6 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.2
    Sep 11 :
    Sep 18 :
    Sep 25 :
    Oct 02 :
    Oct 09 :
    Oct 16 :
    Oct 23 :
    Oct 30 :

    Goal weight : 225 230.0 : desired loss = 11.1 pounds in 13 weeks
    Actual weight : 241.3 : gained 0.2 pounds in 5 weeks
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,781 Member
    To everyone in the USA


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  • garciaevee9845
    garciaevee9845 Posts: 7 Member
    September 2:301.2lbs
    September 3:298.4lbs
    September 6:300.9lbs
    September 7: