Lose 25 in 6 months; 2018 Winter to Summer Challenge Together



  • NextRightThing714
    NextRightThing714 Posts: 355 Member
    I'm very interested in joining! I am an active weight lifter and a religious logger.
  • gradylydon
    gradylydon Posts: 3 Member
    I'd also like to join!! I need to loose about 65. I have health problems related to being overweight for 10years. I started on my healthy journey a month ago. I have lost 9lbs. Would love to have group support and help motivate others:)
  • Coffeemomof4
    Coffeemomof4 Posts: 1 Member
    I would like to join if there is room available.
  • alysona828
    alysona828 Posts: 13 Member
    Yes! Count me in!! I need support :)
  • pierce304
    pierce304 Posts: 11 Member
    Yes!!! Count me in!!!!
  • fit4life_73
    fit4life_73 Posts: 435 Member
    Count me in! I need the accountability. Thanks
  • sschrock
    sschrock Posts: 114 Member
    I definitely have 25 lbs to lose!! I did great at Thanksgiving and didn't gain any, but my mantra of "maintain, don't gain" for Christmas was a total bust! :s:( I'm ready to be back at it, especially after realizing how carb sensitive I am. I used to take medication for Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance, but b/c I lost 75 lbs, my PCP took me off it this past summer. I am gaining back now b/c I'm not limiting my carbs like I know I'm supposed to, so accountability and encouragement in this New Year would be great for me!! If there's still room, as it does seem like the group is getting rather large, I'd love an invite! I log daily and I check e-mail frequently. I've done a spread sheet before too. Good luck to everyone!! :)
  • deetails26
    deetails26 Posts: 108 Member
    Me please! I need people that will hold me accountable.
  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,718 Member
    Here's the group link. I did not get an invite in the messages, either. You should be able to join using this link.

  • Shull_rachael
    Shull_rachael Posts: 430 Member
    edited December 2017
    Hi! Can I still join? I have a lot more than 25lbs to lose but that would be a great start!
  • Nancyh58
    Nancyh58 Posts: 5 Member
    I'm interested too. What's the age range for your group (I'm 59). Going to Mexico in June for my 60th birthday and would love to be 20 lbs. lighter (at least).
  • kendallvon
    kendallvon Posts: 161 Member
    can I join?
  • ImSophiaToo
    ImSophiaToo Posts: 7 Member
    I know you were only looking for 7 - 10 people and clearly, there are a lot more than that interested! you said you would keep this open until Wednesday so I really hope I'm not too late.

    I've realized that I need more structured accountability and this group would be ideal. I have 60 pounds to lose and my goal is to lose it by December 2018. I'm 58 and unfortunately, involuntarily pretty sedentary right now so controlling what I eat will be key.

  • terriandmaia
    terriandmaia Posts: 14 Member
    I didn’t find the invite in my inbox. I actually found it in my notifications. Maybe you guys can find it there too.
  • wizzybeth
    wizzybeth Posts: 3,578 Member
    I would like to join. I'm hoping to be at least 30 lbs lost by then but hey, I'll love 25 too.
  • SheilaBoneham
    SheilaBoneham Posts: 3,073 Member
    I'd like to join!
    What are some of your own goals, and why, for those of you joining me are here now?
    I lost 70 pounds a couple years ago, did a metabolism reset, and am now back down to four pounds over my lowest weight 16 mo ago. I've been very stable at 148-150 pounds for quite a while. My goal now is to lose another 18-23 pounds or so - my initial goal is 130 and reassess, then possibly 5 more.
    Basics: Do folks have fitbits? MFP on mobiles to help track?
    I do not. I track my walks and runs with a stopwatch and record on MFP.
    Drink lots of water? Certain dietary restrictions?
    Yes, lots of water. The only other things I drink are a cup of herbal tea after lunch and coffee - a cup in the morning and an iced coffee in the evening.
    Goals already achieved or some ones to name OUT LOUD?
    See above on goals. Also, I've slackened off my long-term walking habit of 1-2 hours almost every day as we have moved to a colder/rainy place, but I need to get back to at least 30-60 min a day. We will be moving again in late Feb., so having this accountability will be helpful as a way to focus on health and reduce stress.

    I'm fine with whatever you decide for check ins - email, group, whatever.

    Sheila in Oregon, USA (for now)

  • wizzybeth
    wizzybeth Posts: 3,578 Member
    My goals:

    To consistently log my food and stay in my calorie goal. My plan is to lose 100 lbs total, but in 4 25lb mini-goals.

    I am a Fitbit user as well as MFP and MapMyWalk. I also just started using another app which will let me earn "points" for logging exercise, sleep, water, food, etc (and taking some surveys on occasion). Every 1,000 points I get a $1. Once I get $10 they send it to my paypal or mail me a check. Seemed like a fun way to stay motivated. Someone else told me about an app Dicks Sporting Goods has that lets you earn points - that eventually translate into Dicks gift cards. These seem more real with actual payouts than any of the MFP "challenges" I've participated in in the past.

    Previously I've tried to lose 2 lbs or more a week. I scaled it back to 1.5 lbs per week to see if I can stick with it better.
  • jak1979
    jak1979 Posts: 3 Member
    I also would like to join if not too late. I’ve lost 25 pounds since May and wanting to lose another 20 by May 2018.
  • hotmammatotwogirls
    I’m interested
  • JencyK
    JencyK Posts: 2 Member
    Do we have a google doc that’s being shared?