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

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  • SunnyDays930
    SunnyDays930 Posts: 1,486 Member
    Im still in the 150 range, 3 weeks off Wegovy. I can definitely eat more so I am being mindful.
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 12,178 Member
    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 : 242.3 : ↑ 1.0 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.2
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,793 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)-


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    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)-

    09/05-192.0-(Trend Weight: 194.3)- Another hot humid day here in Michigan. Being surrounded by the largest fresh-water lakes on Earth always brings such humidity! It does feel like Florida again today here. The handymen took the day off due to some doctor appointments they had so I should easily be able to fit in more exercise if the heat doesn’t get to me! Yesterday was a very good day food wise. I got in about 21 minutes on the exercise bike as well late last night. I am zig-zagging my calories and carbs and yesterday was the lowest day planned for this week. I was tempted…..but I kept to my pre-logging plan. I’m glad I did. I’m still striving for those elusive 180’s.

    09/12-191.2-(Trend Weight: 193.4)- Weather turned quite chilly now for the past week. I’m hoping on Indian Summer but we shall see. It’s been a week of ups and downs but I finally reigned it in and am seeing more progress.

    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:





  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,258 Member
    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 - 151.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/04 - 149.6 at 7:45 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    09/11 - 150.7 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.52 miles in 64 mins then Grandson Duty
    09/18 -
    09/25 -
    09/30 -
    Sept Start -
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual -
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    Chris
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    Joining late, but it's never too late right?

    SW: 270.2 lbs
    9/12: 267.6 lbs

    Welcome! Glad you're here!
  • 200Karen
    200Karen Posts: 1,736 Member
    @cherrilovee welcome
    Best wishes with your journey and goals

    💞 Karen
  • GinLee61
    GinLee61 Posts: 1,189 Member
    I am a 5'3" retiree living in upstate NY and started tracking again with MFP in January 2022.
    My final goal weight is 145.

    Highest weight as of 1/3/22: 230 lbs

    July 31: 158.7
    Aug 4: 158.2
    Aug 11: 157.4
    Aug 18: 158.2
    Aug 25: 158.2
    Sept 1: 158.6
    Sept 6: 157.5
    Sept 15: 157.7


    Challenge Goal: 4 lbs (154.7)
    Challenge Actual: 1 lbs


    Have a great week!
  • Sistersue3285
    Sistersue3285 Posts: 107 Member
    Still on our Alaska cruise. Will be home Wednesday but will wait a week to before I weigh in.
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 12,178 Member
    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 : 242.3 : ↑ 1.0 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.2
    Sep 18 : 240.1 : ↓ 2.2 - total gain/loss: ↓ 1.0
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    Still on our Alaska cruise. Will be home Wednesday but will wait a week to before I weigh in.

    Enjoy every second!!! <3
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,793 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)-


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    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)-

    09/05-192.0-(Trend Weight: 194.3)-

    09/12-191.2-(Trend Weight: 193.4)- Weather turned quite chilly now for the past week. I’m hoping on Indian Summer but we shall see. It’s been a week of ups and downs but I finally reigned it in and am seeing more progress.

    09/19-190.0-(Trend Weight: 191.9)- I’ve been feeling grateful for the losses on the scale but am very excited about my trend weight changes. It really affirms that I’m on the right trajectory and that some of the things I am doing are really working overall. I don’t think I will make my goal for September since having to post such a large overnight gain on the 1st of September, but I’ve reduced my weight every single week since then and I’m happy about that.


    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: 1,736 Member
    edited September 2023
    Hi!! My name is Karen. I am 65 years old, 5' 0" tall, and a retiree living in Oregon.
    My goal weight is 115-120.

    AUGUST TO OCTOBER CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS GOAL 4 lbs

    Weigh-Ins
    ✅ August 1st: 125 lbs

    ✅ September 1st: 125 lbs
    04: 124.8
    11: 125.0
    18: 124.4 The weight release continues ‘hurrah, hurrah’

    My reminder is to be patient with yourself. This week I will keep focused on a calorie deficit, enough filling protein, more veggies and staying active


    @deepwoodslady Great week and continuing progress for you Congratulations!! 🏆 🥳

    @Sistersue3285 thinking of you on your Alaskan cruise 🛳 😍


    💞 Karen
    CHALLENGE:
    AUGUST TO OCTOBER (goal 4 lbs)
    August 1st: 125
    September 1st: 125
    October 1st:
    October: 31st

    MAY TO JULY (goal 8 lbs) :
    May 1st: 134 lbs TO July 31: 125 lbs
    TOTAL LOSS 9 lbs 🥳

  • jyoti_0
    jyoti_0 Posts: 87 Member
    Hi,
    @RubyRed427 thanks again for creating this new challenge.
    Currently, I'm focusing on eating more veggies and fruits, proteins, less grains, and for me, it makes a miraculous weight loss tool. May or may not work for others.
    This week, I came across a general rule for breakfast smoothies, which helps in getting many servings of fruits and vegetables. some of you might find it useful.
    1. Two varieties of leafy greens (anything except lettuce). One big leaf, or a handful of small leaves (I use Kale/Bak Choy+ Basil)
    2. Two types of fruits. Either sweet, or tangy. 1/2 cup each.
    3. 2 tbs soaked nuts
    4. Half cup water.
    Seasonal fruits & vegetables are preferred.
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    Hope this will help if someone is looking to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables.