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

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  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    @jyoti_0

    I love your post- very helpful!!
  • 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 - 150.1 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/25 -
    09/30 -
    Sept Start -
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual -
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    Chris
  • 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
    Sept 22: 158.4

    Took a couple days off for hubby's birthday. Doesn't take much to see the scale creep back up.
    Cheers to a better week to come!

    Challenge Goal: 4 lbs (154.7)
    Challenge Actual: .3 lbs
  • 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
    Sep 25 : 239.2 : ↓ 0.9 - total gain/loss: ↓ 1.9
  • Sistersue3285
    Sistersue3285 Posts: 107 Member
    August 1 185.2
    August 8 183.0
    August 15 183.4
    August 22 184.4 oops up..
    I know why. Started eating too much bread & carbs this week. Going to have to get back on track.
    August 29 184.6. Was snacking alot this week. I have been dealing with a Migraine and TMJ pain for a week. You think with jaw pain I would stop eating but NO..I ate more. Have an appointment Friday with my pain Dr and hope he can do something for me. He does walk in so I may try to get in to see him today.

    Sept 25. 183.4 I'm back. It has been a long time. Had company for a few days 7 day Alaska Cruise and then a Cold/Flu.
    Surprised with my weight.


  • 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)-

    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.

    09/26-187.6-(Trend Weight: 190.1)- I have exercised a little more and a little harder for most of this past week. On the food-front, most days I actually have a hard time eating enough calories. That seems very strange when I am eating a lot of healthy fat foods which tend to have more calories. I guess when they say that fat fills you up, it’s true. It must be helping me to cut my portions. Anyway, I am tweaking my MFP diary to make sure I get as close to my calorie goals as possible. I don’t want to slow up my metabolism by eating too little! I am still experimenting with zig-zagging too. It is going pretty well.


    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:





  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    8/1 206 lbs
    8/26 201 lbs
    9/5. 201 lbs
    9/12 200.8 lbs
    9/15. 200.1. lbs
    9/26 200.6 lbs

    A little disappointed that I have not reached below 200 lbs.

    I got to applaud the positive choices I have made:
    *Over 10,000 steps per day for weeks
    * Today, I went to Planet Fitness at 5:50 am to work out before work. I really enjoyed it.
    * Eating decent breakfast each morning (Oatmeal with fruit- sometimes it's a McDonald's oatmeal which is delicious. I assume the McDonalds oatmeal has negative aspects, but it's better than a breakfast sandwich. )
    * Lunch is always a half ham sandwich with some mayo and mustard and a hard boiled egg.

    Ok- I have to get back to focus on the 6 pounds lost.
    But I know I can do more for my health and well being.

  • kidiki
    kidiki Posts: 22 Member
    Sherri from BC.

    Start weight 194.4lbs January 2023
    May 1st weight 194 lbs
    July 31 weight 183 lbs
    3 month goal 175 lbs
    Final goal 150 lbs

    Starting out this month up but I know why. I'm retaining water but it shouldn't last too long ...I hope. Not sure if it is the heat or health issues.

    August 1 185.2 lbs

    My husband is a cardiac patient. Water retention or an overnight weight fluctuation of three pounds or more should be shared with your doctor. It can be indicative of a serious health issue. The nice thing about this app is it will assist you with monitoring sodium intake. Best wishes for your health journey!
  • 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.

    Weekly Focus:
    Track Weight
    Intermittent Fasting
    Log Nutrition
    ST 60” & Cardio 90”

    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
    25: 123.8 another release of 0.6 🥳 🥂 🙌

    I had a perfect week scoring high in all my weekly goals.
    So I’m reaching around and patting myself 🙌 😂
    I will be pushing forward with a positive attitude

    Best wishes mates 💞 NEW WEEK NEW GOALS ✅

    👋
    @RubyRed427 I've faith in you Next week will be a weight release ✅


    @kidiki agree on sodium, it sure misses with me. Eating at home to monitor is ideal.



    💞 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 🥳

  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    @200Karen Thanks for your encouragement!
    I'm so happy you had a great week!!
    Keep it up!
  • 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 - 150.1 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/25 - 149.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/30 -
    Sept Start -
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual -
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    Chris
  • GinLee61
    GinLee61 Posts: 1,189 Member
    @RubyRed427 You're so close, I know you will do it. I'll be here cheering you on!!
  • 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
    Sept 22: 158.4
    Sept 29: 157.5

    And...back down again this week. Will it still be down next week? It's a mystery.

    This week I finally donated the last of my larger clothing. Unfortunately it was all of the fall/winter stuff that was left in my closet. So many empty hangers! I decided to go clothes shopping (which I detest) to find a few warmer things to wear.
    NSV: Everything that I took to try on was size Medium and fit perfectly! No multiple trips back and forth to the dressing room. First time in many years that I didn't mind trying on clothes in the store!

    Have a great week!

    Challenge Goal: 4 lbs (154.7)
    Challenge Actual: 1.2 lbs
  • RubyRed427
    RubyRed427 Posts: 4,158 Member
    @200Karen Snow capped mountains are so beautiful!
  • jyoti_0
    jyoti_0 Posts: 87 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    @jyoti_0

    I love your post- very helpful!!

    Thank you :) Just doing my bit to be helpful.
  • jyoti_0
    jyoti_0 Posts: 87 Member
    Cucumber soup- another dose of vegetables.
    Good for those suffering from water retention. Good for cutting down calorie intake. In short, good for weight loss.
    Easy, quick to make. Very tasty. Can be eaten with anything.
    I suffer from dairy allergy so I just used cucumbers, mint leaves, and 1/4 cup of soaked cashews. Turned out equally delicious.

    https://youtu.be/d4i8xFN_2hk?si=W5TXdvX_o9QuXWHg
  • lislisa123
    lislisa123 Posts: 572 Member
    I will join. Only a month left so I will aim for 5lbs.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,793 Member
    lislisa123 wrote: »
    I will join. Only a month left so I will aim for 5lbs.

    @lislisa123 Welcome! It's so nice to have you here.