Lose 5lbs + in March 2018

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  • angelkiss7
    angelkiss7 Posts: 35 Member
    maddyyfaye wrote: »
    @tdbernrd I play competitive badminton 3 times per week roughly 1.5-2 hours each session

    Hi @maddyyfaye that’s probably it right there! Are you counting that towards your calorie intake? If you are say only eating 1200 calories especially on the days you play you are storing your food because you aren’t eating enough. I found this on the web (see below), but more importantly when I added it to MyFitnessPal to see for my size playing competitively for an hour burns 607 calories. If you don’t have one, I recommend getting a Fitbit or something to track your steps. I teach so I get between 7000-11000 steps a day which brings my calorie intake up an extra 300-500 calories roughly. On the days I don’t do as much walking, I lose calories. Therefore I can sometimes safely eat 1600 calories (my target is 1270), but there are my slow days that I can only eat 1200, and this is all balanced in with my Fitbit and making sure I am eating enough to burn and not store.

    Good luck and stick with if, it doesn’t happen over night but you will get there. I’m on day 326 (lost about 55 pounds) this time around of my countless attempt to change my life.

    From the web: “The number of calories burned during badminton partially depends upon the intensity of the play. For social badminton, a player who weighs 150 pounds will burn approximately 272 calories during an hour. In competitive badminton, the same person will burn approximately 500 calories in one hour.”
  • Tracie_Lord
    Tracie_Lord Posts: 1,761 Member
    I'm in, weigh in day is Friday for me. Has a bad Feb and only lost 2.75 all month, so totally on it in March :)

    Starting weight - 298.5lbs
    March starting weight (Feb End) - 250.5lbs
    March goal - 236.0lbs
    Ultimate goal - 180.00lbs

    FEB FINAL WEIGH IN 250.5lbs
    02/03 - 246.00lbs back in the zone for sure!
    09/03 - 242.50lbs yeah!!!
    16/03 - 239.50lbs
    23/03 -
    30/03 -

    Lbs lost in March -11.0lbs
  • avielosesit
    avielosesit Posts: 79 Member
    Starting weight - 193 (July 2016)
    March starting weight - 140.9
    March goal - 137
    Ultimate goal - 135 - 137

    3/1 140.9
    3/8 146.8 (huge gain from 3 days of bad eating/no logging; this time it started on day at Universal Studios; even though I know it comes off, I need to stop doing this)
    3/15 138.4 (Finally! 15 days later and I'm back to where it should be. I just might make this goal, but I am truly happy with any weight under 140 at this point. I have a pretty large frame, 5'6 female, so on me it looks thin.)
    3/22
    3/27
    I'm going on vacation on 3/27 and won't be able to weigh again until 4/7.

    Lbs lost in March -

    @CaliMomTeach did I hear you are at GOAL!!! Happy dance for you! What a huge achievement.
  • LMDlove230
    LMDlove230 Posts: 63 Member
    Starting weight - 280 lbs
    March starting weight - 178.2 lbs
    March goal - 172.0 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 135-140 lbs

    Lbs lost in March - 1.0 lb

    March 2 - 178.2
    March 9 - 178.2
    March 16 - 177.2
    March 23 -
    March 30 -


    Was really hoping for a big drop this week, so I'm a bit disappointed. Better luck next week! :/
  • Birder165
    Birder165 Posts: 484 Member
    Starting weight - 274.2 lbs - Jan 18/18

    March starting weight - 257.8 lbs
    March goal - 252.8 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 150ish

    March 1 - 257.8
    March 9 - 257
    March 16 - 255.2
    March 23 -
    March 30 -

    March Total Loss - 2.6 pounds - halfway to March goal

    I hope Everyone has a great week!
  • Birder165
    Birder165 Posts: 484 Member
    LMDlove230 wrote: »
    Was really hoping for a big drop this week, so I'm a bit disappointed. Better luck next week! :/

    Keep going! You'll see that drop soon enough. :)
  • Birder165
    Birder165 Posts: 484 Member
    I'm in, weigh in day is Friday for me. Has a bad Feb and only lost 2.75 all month, so totally on it in March :)

    Starting weight - 298.5lbs
    March starting weight (Feb End) - 250.5lbs
    March goal - 236.0lbs
    Ultimate goal - 180.00lbs

    FEB FINAL WEIGH IN 250.5lbs
    02/03 - 246.00lbs back in the zone for sure!
    09/03 - 242.50lbs yeah!!!
    16/03 - 239.50lbs
    23/03 -
    30/03 -

    Lbs lost in March -11.0lbs

    Wow! You're doing amazingly well!
  • bduanemyfitness
    bduanemyfitness Posts: 75 Member
    Start weight: 212
    March 1: 196
    March Goal: 190
    Ultimate goal: 180 (BMI <25)

    Mar 02 - 196
    Mar 09 - 192!
    Mar 16 - 191
    Mar 23 -
    Mar 30 -

    Total loss for March - 5 LBS

    Still watching those calories and doing my best to weigh everything. A bit of a challenge this week with the storms here in the Northeast. Thought the boredom of being trapped at hope might win this week...but I made it.
    Feeling great!
  • MissMaggieMuffin
    MissMaggieMuffin Posts: 444 Member
    Original SW (Jan 15/17): 206.8

    Weigh-in day is Saturday

    Challenge Goal: 159
    Ultimate Goal: 156

    March 1; 163.8
    March 3: 158.8 Repeat of February - weight spikes on the first of the month, only to drop a couple of days later!! Now if only I could keep it there........ :|:o
    March 10: 158.8
    March 17: 158.0

    Total loss for March:
  • rachelcalsbeek
    rachelcalsbeek Posts: 185 Member
    Original starting weight - 197.6 lbs
    March starting weight - 161.2 lbs
    March goal - 157 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 150 lbs

    3/10: 159.2
    3/17: 159.8
    3/24:
    3/31:

    Total loss for March:
  • EvieStreetJ
    EvieStreetJ Posts: 62 Member
    edited March 2018
    Current weight at March 1st- 142 lbs
    Goal weight for End March -137 lbs
    Mar 01 -142
    Mar 08 -140
    Mar 16 -139
    Mar 23 -
    Mar 31 -
  • avielosesit
    avielosesit Posts: 79 Member
    And it’s weigh in day!!

    SW: 185 (March 8)
    GW: 159
    March goal weight: 179

    March 10: 184.3
    March 15: 183.1
    March 20:

    If I’m being honest I lost some resolve over the last two days. Have been working a lot and I tend to reward myself with food (a bad mix with sitting in an office for 15+ hours). Glad today was a weigh in day and slightly higher than I was hoping as it’s got me fired up to stay strong.

    So taking things seriously works! (Logic meets discipline is not as easy as it sounds). Saw 181.2 on the sale this am which means I am 2lbs away from my March goal!

    I tend to lose weight slowly because I am quite sedentary (work in an office up on average 60-70hrs a week... and that is a “normal”, not busy, week) and am still trying to get hypothyroidism fully under control. I’m ok with it though as long as the number trends downwards, and the only one with control is me.
  • holytricoli
    holytricoli Posts: 36 Member
    All right, let's do this!

    HW: 179 (1/1/2018)
    March SW: 169.4
    March GW: 164.0

    3/3 - 168.4
    3/10 - 167.8
    3/17 - 165.0
    3/24 -
    3/31-

    Weight lost so far this month: 4.4 lbs ... It's crazy how you can have a week where you don't even lose a pound and then the next week you lose almost 3. The only thing I might be able to attribute to this is that I have been mixing protein powder into my morning coffee. No more creamer. And it fills me up so I am not having extra snacks here and there. That's a guess though, could just be water weight. I'll take it either way!
  • xilyssa
    xilyssa Posts: 8 Member
    Starting weight - 215
    March starting weight - 195.8
    March goal - 190/189
    Ultimate goal -125/130


    3/3 - 195.8
    3/10 - 195
    3/17 - 193
    3/24 -
    3/31 -


    2lbs lost this week, not bad!!!
  • vesper6_6
    vesper6_6 Posts: 9 Member
    Starting weight - 182
    March starting weight - 180
    March goal - 168
    Ultimate goal - 150
  • tmking1150
    tmking1150 Posts: 38 Member
    tmking1150 wrote: »
    tmking1150 wrote: »
    I'm in. Somehow, during the winter months, 5lbs crept up on me. So I need to knock them back off.

    Starting weight - 165.2lbs
    Goal weight - 160lbs
    Ideal weight - 145lbs


    3/1 - 165.2
    3/8 - 163.2
    3/15 - 163.1
    3/22 -
    3/29 -

    Total loss -

  • SamskiB
    SamskiB Posts: 211 Member
    Original starting weight (Jan 31st 2018) - 67.6 kg / 149.03 lbs
    March starting weight - 64.4 kg / 142 lbs
    March goal - 59.8 kg / 131.84 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 51.3kg / 112.44 lbs (would be happy with 52.62 kg / 116.01 lbs though)


    I weigh in on Sundays


    4th - 64.5 kg / 142.2 lbs
    11th - 63.8 kg / 140.65 lbs
    18th - 63.6 kg / 140.21 lbs (been maintaining most of this week, its so annoying. hit the plateau i think)
    25th -

    Total loss for March (so far) : 0.8 kg / 1.8 lbs
  • maryanosike
    maryanosike Posts: 78 Member
    Starting weight - 178 lbs on Dec. 26, 2017
    March starting weight - 182 lbs
    March goal - 177 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 130 lbs

    March 4 - 183 lbs
    March 11 - 179
    March 18 - 180 lbs
    March 25 -

    Lbs lost in March:
  • JennH517
    JennH517 Posts: 256 Member
    edited March 2018
    Happy Sunday, everyone!

    I am on the road this weekend, my husband's Grandma turns 90 on Wednesday, so a bunch of extended family have converged to celebrate. I haven't seen a scale for a couple of days, and my eating had been way off plan. I fully expect a gain when I get home. I am logging everything and making the best choices I can...mostly :smile:

    I tend to become a bit, uh, irregular while traveling too, so I am a bit uncomfortable. This is normal for me and will resolve when I get home, if not sooner.

    Hopefully I don't gain too much. Takes weeks to lose, days to gain. That's how it goes.

    Highest weight ever: 254 in October 1999.

    Lowest since 1999: 195.

    Original starting weight: 243 in 2015.

    MFP Starting weight December 25th, 2016: 233

    Goal: 180 in however long it takes.

    Weely averages:
    Last 7 days February 22-28th: 206.8
    February 26th to March 4th: 205.8
    March 5th to March 11th: 205
    March 12th to March 18th: 205.5

    Loss for March: 1.3 lbs

    MFP Loss: 27.5 lbs.

    Total cumulative loss since mid 2015: 37.5 lbs.

    Until next week...

    Move more, eat less.

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  • LittleOakTree
    LittleOakTree Posts: 54 Member
    Starting late but will still aim for 5# weight loss this month.

    Starting weight - 127#
    March starting weight - 127#
    March goal - 5#
    Ultimate goal - 113#

    Lbs lost in March - 2.8#

    3/10 - 127#
    3/17 - 124.2#
    3/24 -
    3/31 -