Lose 5lbs + in March 2018

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  • kellyw4444
    kellyw4444 Posts: 60 Member
    Starting weight: 176 lbs (Jan, 2018)
    March starting weight: 169.2 lbs
    March goal - 164 lbs

    March 1 - 169.2 lbs
    March 8 - 165.4 lbs
    March 15 - 166.4 lbs
    March 22 - 166.4 lbs
    March 29 - 165.4 lbs

    Total lost in March: 3.8 lbs (Focusing on the fact that this is a LOSS, just not as much as I wanted)

    Disappointed that I did not make my goal of 5 lbs lost this month. My body has been stuck on a plateau for the past three weeks, despite the fact that I have eaten well, tracked all my food faithfully, exercised every day for at least an hour, and been under my net calories every day. Every time I read that you just have to eat at a deficit every day (burn more calories than you consume) and you will lose weight, I feel annoyed. I think if weight loss was that easy, then I would be sitting at my goal weight. According to MFP, I am eating enough calories to lose 1.5 pounds per week but I only lost half that, this month. My NSV is that despite the fact that my body is not willing to give up the pounds, with all the exercise I am doing, I have lost 4 inches off my body this month, for a total of 9.25 inches lost in the last two months! Clothes I could not wear all winter, I can now wear comfortably. So, YAY ME! Onward to April!
  • miss_boof
    miss_boof Posts: 45 Member
    March starting weight: 162.8 lbs
    March goal - 157 lbs

    March 1 - 162.8 lbs
    March 8 - 159.4 (-3.4)
    March 15 - 158.4 (-1)
    March 22 - 157.8 (-.6)
    March 29 - 157.4 (-.4)

    Running Total for month: 5.4 pounds
    Ultimate Goal: 128.6
  • stella7x7
    stella7x7 Posts: 2,553 Member
    March1 -258.2
    March 7-261.0
    March 14-257.0
    March21-256.8
    March28-255.8
  • tmking1150
    tmking1150 Posts: 38 Member
    tmking1150 wrote: »
    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 - 164.1
    3/29 - 159.1

    Total loss - 6lbs

    Was sick for 2 days and got to my goal weight.
    Now, onto my "ideal" weight. 5lbs away. #feelingdetermined#



  • tmking1150
    tmking1150 Posts: 38 Member
    tmking1150 wrote: »
    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 - 164.1
    3/29 - 159.1

    Total loss - 6lbs

  • 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 - 233.50lbs
    30/03 - 235.00lbs

    Lbs lost in March -15.50lbs

    Decent March, jan was my best month with 17lbs loss but this was pretty close
  • 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 - 2.4lbs

    March 2 - 178.2
    March 9 - 178.2
    March 16 - 177.2
    March 23 - 175.8
    March 30 - 175.8

    Welp, I was really hoping for a bigger loss this month- but, TOM came early. :#
    Hopefully April will be a bit more successful for me!
  • 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 - 233.50lbs
    30/03 - 235.00lbs

    Lbs lost in March -15.50lbs

    Decent March, jan was my best month with 17lbs loss but this was pretty close

    Incredible results, Tracie! Wow!
    Would it be too intrusive to ask you to share your strategy for eating less? Higher deficit? Are you fairly active as well?
    I did so poorly in March and could use some insight as to your "how".
  • 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 - 256.6 - I had a terrible week eating wise. Still trying to recover.
    March 30 - 257.8

    March Total Loss - 0

    Well, I never recovered and completely bombed this month.
    I keep floundering and can't seem to find my sweet spot for losing consistently. I'm not giving up, though.
  • Fisah17
    Fisah17 Posts: 202 Member
    Starting weight - 191
    March starting weight - Sunday weigh-ins
    185.8 March 4th
    184.8 March 11th
    184.6 March 19th
    182.8 March 25th (it's possible by the 31st, last weigh-in day)
    183.8 Final weigh-in March 30th
    March goal - 180
    Ultimate goal - 170* (updated from 175)

    Lbs lost in March - 2 lbs
    Not upset since I had multiple injuries and found out I needed a new workout routine for the health of my knees and back. Now that I have a new routine combined with strength training, yoga, pilates and knee exercises I expect April to be great! Congrats everyone and see you in April :)
  • SamanthaLouiseMence
    SamanthaLouiseMence Posts: 663 Member
    kellyw4444 wrote: »
    Starting weight: 176 lbs (Jan, 2018)
    March starting weight: 169.2 lbs
    March goal - 164 lbs

    March 1 - 169.2 lbs
    March 8 - 165.4 lbs
    March 15 - 166.4 lbs
    March 22 - 166.4 lbs
    March 29 - 165.4 lbs

    Total lost in March: 3.8 lbs (Focusing on the fact that this is a LOSS, just not as much as I wanted)

    Disappointed that I did not make my goal of 5 lbs lost this month. My body has been stuck on a plateau for the past three weeks, despite the fact that I have eaten well, tracked all my food faithfully, exercised every day for at least an hour, and been under my net calories every day. Every time I read that you just have to eat at a deficit every day (burn more calories than you consume) and you will lose weight, I feel annoyed. I think if weight loss was that easy, then I would be sitting at my goal weight. According to MFP, I am eating enough calories to lose 1.5 pounds per week but I only lost half that, this month. My NSV is that despite the fact that my body is not willing to give up the pounds, with all the exercise I am doing, I have lost 4 inches off my body this month, for a total of 9.25 inches lost in the last two months! Clothes I could not wear all winter, I can now wear comfortably. So, YAY ME! Onward to April!

    3.8lbs is still a great loss, and as you’ve said, you’ve lost some inches too!! Try not to depend on the scales too much, because you are probably still losi the fat, but some of it will probably be replaced by muscle so the scales show the same number.
    Muscle weighs more than fat, so with the muscle gain and the fat loss, your still shrinking :)

    Well done for all your hard work this month :) hope to see you in the April challenge :) x
  • ali3boys
    ali3boys Posts: 84 Member
    Yeah !!! Thanks so much for this blog. Was able to make it to my goal for this month <3 I'm going to try for next month too... Lots of challenges in the works; but I'll give it a try.
  • 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 - 190!
    Mar 30 - 189

    Total loss for March - 7 LBS

    This may be a day early...But March is done!

    It has been a good month. The pounds have been slowly melting away...right as planned. Even with the silly Nor'easters that shut us down for a couple of days three times, everything managed to work out a-ok. Stuck with bad roads, no power, and darkness...that could have been a time to EAT...a lot.

    NSV: What! these pants fit. Nice!
    Great numbers on blood tests.

    Feeling really good about March. Now on to April.
    Keep up the good work
  • eminater
    eminater Posts: 2,477 Member
    I'm in:

    In March I will weigh in on Wednesdays.

    01/03 - 223.8 lbs
    07/03 - 221.6 lbs
    14/03 - 221.8 lbs I'm in it for the long term, move on move on ....
    21/03 - 218.2 lbs wooH!! ... right direction!!!
    31/03 - 215.2 lbs YES!

    long term goals:
    Challenge goal - to be nearer to 215 by the end of the March Challenge ✅
    GOAL 1: 215 *Nearer this by the end of March challenge?*
    GOAL 2: 199 - 195
    GOAL 3: 175
    GOAL 4: 150
    GOAL 5: tbd
    1. Feb SW: 231.4 lbs EW: 223.4 lbs (-8lbs in Feb)
    2. Mar SW: 223.8 lbs EW: 215.2 lbs (-8.2 lbs in March)
  • karynclarke
    karynclarke Posts: 184 Member
    Highest ever weight (July 2010) - 275ish
    Starting weight (July 2016) - 228.6 lbs
    March starting weight - 184.7 (Feb 28)
    March goal - 180.5 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 145 lbs

    March 1st - 184.4 lbs (-0.3)
    March 5th - 184.5 lbs (+0.1)
    March 14th - 185.0 lbs (+0.5)
    March 21st - 184.0 lbs (-1)
    March 28th - 181.8 lbs (-2.2)
    March 31st - 181.3 lbs (-0.5)

    Total loss for March: 3.4/4.2 lbs

    First week and a half of March I was at maintenance calories while healing my poorly broken finger, so a slightly lower goal than 5 lbs

    Not quite to goal, but in the right direction, so I'll count that as a win!

    Lose 5+ pounds a month 2018 progress
    Jan: 196.2 lbs start, 188.2 lbs end = -8 lbs
    Feb: 188.2 lbs start, 184.7 lbs end = -3.5 lbs
    Mar: 184.7 lbs start, 181.3 lbs end = -3.4 lbs
    Apr:
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    Dec:
    2018 loss: 14.9 lbs

  • SamskiB
    SamskiB Posts: 211 Member
    edited March 2018
    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
    25th - 63.3 kg / 139.55 lbs
    31st - 62.1 kg / 136.91 lbs

    Total loss for March : 2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs (how did i manage 5lbs!!!!)
  • mari_moulin
    mari_moulin Posts: 3,717 Member
    edited March 2018
    Ultimate Starting weight - 338.8
    Current weight - 205.7
    March goal - 199

    Ultimate goal - 150

    Mar 03 - 205.7
    Mar 10 - 205.7
    Mar 17 - 204
    Mar 24 - 203.4
    Mar 31 - 202.2

    Total loss for March - 3.5 LBS

    Not my best month but I will take this loss and keep going!

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  • kahthompson1
    kahthompson1 Posts: 70 Member
    SW 245
    Goal 135

    2/26 - 208.8
    3/5 - 206.8
    3/12 - 206.2
    3/19 -206.2
    3/26 -207.6

    3/26 goal is 203.8
    Lbs lost in March 1.2
  • jackiepreston17
    jackiepreston17 Posts: 97 Member
    Starting weight - 232 (Oct 2014)
    March starting weight - 198.6 (Feb. 28)
    March goal - 194
    Ultimate goal - 162

    March 1 - 197.4
    March 8 - 197.6
    March 15 - 196.6
    March 22 - 195.8
    March 29 - 195.0
    March 31 - 194.6

    Lbs lost in March - 4/4.6