Lose 5 Pounds in October Challenge

OK - who's up to trying to lose 5 pounds in October? Here's how it works:

Let's see how many total pounds we can lose in October. Aim for 5, then let us know at month's end what your total is.

Here's what you do:

SW: (Starting weight)
CW: (Current weight)
GW: (Goal weight for the month)

Weigh in Dates:
10/1
10/8
10/15
10/22
10/31

Total weight lost:

Just for fun: Given that this is October with the fun event called Halloween, what is the spookiest, eeriest, most frightening or just plain bizzare thing that has happened to you since you started to lose weight?

Two years ago I bought a shirt that looked like a huge jack o lantern face and wore it as my costume. After losing weight, I looked at the picture and realized just how my rotund shape made me look like a pumpkin! EEEEEEKKKKK!
«13456735

Replies

  • serenity216
    serenity216 Posts: 512 Member
    I am in!

    SW: 220
    CW: 192
    GW: 187

    The eeriest thing that has happened to me since I started losing weight is people who I haven't seen for awhile (clients, aquaintances, etc) not being able to recognize me.
  • I'll give it a go :)

    SW: 164
    CW: 158
    GW: 153

    I've only lost 6lbs so nothing much to report on that front :s
  • onyxgirl17
    onyxgirl17 Posts: 1,715 Member
    Thanks for posting this again this month :) I use this to help me keep track of how I do from month to month.


    May: Lost 2 pounds (Started May 15th)
    June: Lost 6 pounds
    July: Lost 6 pounds
    August: Lost 4 pounds
    September: 3 pounds

    SW: 178
    CW: 157
    GW for end of Oct: 152 (would be fantastic!)
    GW: 130

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    End Sept. Goal: 156-157 (met)
    End Oct. Goal: 153-154
    End Nov. Goal: 149-150
    December Goal: 145-146????
  • SW: 180
    CW: 150
    GW: 145

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    Total weight lost:
  • SW: 208
    CW: 170
    GW for end of Oct: 165 OR 160
    GW: 110

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    The weirdest thing for me losing weight was thinking that I knew exactly how a pair of jeans fit... only to find them hanging off of my butt. What I think I look like and what I look like now doesn't match up.
  • EmilyStopFlying
    EmilyStopFlying Posts: 124 Member
    SW: 190
    CW: Not actually entirely sure, I haven't weighed in in a while (176?)
    GW: 171?

    Weigh in Dates:
    1/10
    8/10
    15/10
    22/10
    31/10

    Total Weight Lost:

    The weirdest thing for me has been the people who have noticed I lost weight and have commented on it. I couldn't really see a difference :)
  • Hi! Thanks for posting this October Challenge: it's coming at the perfect time for me. I haven't really been taking getting back in shape seriously until earlier this week. I haven't posted on this site before (or even really used my account more than a handful of times) so I'm happy and grateful to get started with each of you. Here are my stats. I'm looking forward to rocking October!

    SW: 172
    CW: 166
    GW:161 (really 160)

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    Total weight lost:
  • majordlite
    majordlite Posts: 266 Member
    I'm in!

    SW: 152
    CW: 126
    GW: 120

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    Total weight lost:

    Scariest thing was a photo of me in my Halloween costume last year, with my extra chin...ugh. (see profile pics). I'm going to wear that costume again in a few weeks with only ONE chin! I would love to be at my goal weight by Halloween...what a treat that would be!
  • xXxBlissxXx
    xXxBlissxXx Posts: 33 Member
    I'm well up for this. I will post my starting weight tomorrow when this challenge officially starts :) exciting!
  • dmcole13
    dmcole13 Posts: 133 Member
    SW: 205
    CW: 172.6 9/30/12
    GW: 167.6
    UGW: 165 & be able to maintain it

    September loss: 7.4

    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/29
    10/31

    I'm in!! Enjoying these challenges!
  • SW: 181.4
    CW: 159.0
    GW: 154.0 (this challenge)

    10/1: 159.0
    10/8:
    10/15:
    10/22:
    10/31:

    Total weight lost:
  • slprout
    slprout Posts: 66 Member
    SW: 250
    CW: 194.5 (as of 9/30)
    GW: 189
    UGW: 164
    September Weight Loss: 13.9

    Weigh in Dates: (weigh in on Saturday so revised dates)
    10/6 -
    10/13 -
    10/20 -
    10/27 -
    10/31 -

    Total weight lost:
  • mommy2ajs
    mommy2ajs Posts: 1,331 Member
    I'll try it again this month kind of fell off with it last month.
  • SW 204.75lbs
    CW 193.25lbs (as at 30 Sept)
    GW 188.25lbs (for Oct)

    Good luck to everyone.
  • joannaorgovan
    joannaorgovan Posts: 71 Member
    SW: 200ish
    CW: 147.5
    GW: 142.5

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1 147.5
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    Total weight lost:
  • x4mygirlsx
    x4mygirlsx Posts: 129 Member
    Hey Ill give it a go...will weigh in officially in the morning

    SW 200lbs (28/08/2012)
    CW 175lbs (30/09/2012)
    GW 170lbs

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31


    Weirdest thing to happen was losing 7lbs of post c section water weight overnight and finally having ankles again lol
  • jennaworksout
    jennaworksout Posts: 1,745 Member
    IN!
    SW 170
    CW 117
    GW 112
  • okinmaine
    okinmaine Posts: 101 Member

    SW: 190.9
    CW: 184.8
    GW: 179.8 (this will be the first time I have been in the 170s in 2 years!! I CAN DO THIS!!!)

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    Total weight lost:

    Just for fun: Given that this is October with the fun event called Halloween, what is the spookiest, eeriest, most frightening or just plain bizzare thing that has happened to you since you started to lose weight?

    Sorry! No stories coming to mind! I'll think about it!
  • charleneagilmore
    charleneagilmore Posts: 37 Member
    SW: 246
    CW: 181
    GW: 172 (-9) October Challenge- ramping it up to finally no longer be obese! Worth the extra effort this month as it's my birthday, my husband's birthday, and our anniversary month.
    UGW: 135

    Weigh in Dates:
    10/1 181
    10/8
    10/15
    10/22
    10/31

    Total weight lost:

    Someone told me the other day that I am the slimmest they've ever known me- we met about 6 years ago!
  • okinmaine
    okinmaine Posts: 101 Member
    Oops! Well...its in a quote box but the info is correct! Think I'm delirious from hunger. Off to get breakfast!