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Autumn Winter 2018 to Spring 2019 Challenge

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  • akj_25akj_25 Posts: 251Member Member Posts: 251Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 195.7
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 180.0

    November 23, 2018 ~ 195.7
    11/27 - 195.3 (down 0.4#)
    December 4
    12/11
    12/18
    12/25


    sleep -- __ Friday 6 hours (awake for 27 hours) then, saturday 4 hours, sunday 4, monday 4.5 + 2 hours, tuesday 6 hours (awake for 26 hours straight) then wednesday tbd.
  • reflectionofmereflectionofme Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
    Sleep Challenge

    11/23/18~ 5hrs 19mins I was in bed early but couldn't get to sleep.
    11/24/18~ 7hrs 44 mins
    11/25/18~ 7hrs 3 mins
    11/26/18~ 5hrs 53 mins
    11/27/18~ 8hrs 2 mins

  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,265Member Member Posts: 2,265Member Member
    10h! - Tuesday (8:30pm) Don't know why I was so sleepy, but obviously needed the rest.
    7h - Wednesday (1am)
    9h - Thursday (10:30pm)
    6h30m ~ Friday 11/23 (11:40pm)
    6h30m ~ Saturday 11/24 (12:30am)
    7h20m ~ Sunday 11/25 (11:40pm)
    7h30m ~ Monday 11/26 (11:45pm)

    4h19m ~ Tuesday 11/27 (11:55pm) Woke up at 7:14am - active mind, restless night

    edited November 2018
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,713Member Member Posts: 1,713Member Member
    Sleep Challenge:

    Friday Night 11/23/18...... 3 hours 27 minutes.
    Saturday Night 11/24/18..... 4 hours 58 minutes.
    Sunday Night 11/25/18..... 4 hours 27 minutes.
    Monday Night 11/26/18….. 4 hours 38 minutes.
    Tuesday Night 11/27/18….. 4 hours 16 minutes.


    Note to Everyone: These are typical hours for me. After a few days of this I will usually "catch up" by sleeping a solid 5.5 to 6 hours for one night, then rinse and repeat. I know that more sleep would be beneficial, but I just do not seem to require it after a lifetime of long working hours and maintaining my home and family too. Most days I am refreshed and full of energy after 3 to 4 hours of sleep.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,219Member Member Posts: 4,219Member Member
    😴 💤 🛏 Slept 7:15 hours for 2nd night in a row. This is SO nice. I’m thankful for Prednisone & glad to be back to my low dose!
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,203Member Member Posts: 25,203Member Member
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    My name is Jackie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 145.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 139

    November 20, 2018 ~ 145.2
    11/30
    December
    12/07
    12/14
    12/21
    12/28
    January 2019
    1/04
    1/11
    1/18
    1/25
    February
    2/01
    2/08
    2/15
    2/22
    March
    3/01
    3/08
    3/15

    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :) <3 :)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    11/24 - 8 hrs and 41 mins, hopefully this will help me stay focus to lose my Thanksgiving weight. 😈😢😂
    11/25 - 9 hrs and 15 mins, we’ll see if I can keep this up. My husband had a 4 day weekend, he’s back at work tomorrow.
    11/26 - 5 hrs and 31 mins, last night was a tough night staying 😴
    11/27 - 7 hrs and 12 mins
    11/28 - 6 hrs and 15 mins

    @tiabirdie56, thanks for creating this challenge, I’m not getting as many hours these last few days. My husband has to leave early for work so I wake up with him. It’s definitely helping though of being aware of my sleeping habits, :)
    edited November 2018
  • reflectionofmereflectionofme Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
    Sleep Challenge

    11/23/18~ 5hrs 19mins I was in bed early but couldn't get to sleep.
    11/24/18~ 7hrs 44 mins
    11/25/18~ 7hrs 3 mins
    11/26/18~ 5hrs 53 mins
    11/27/18~ 8hrs 2 mins
    11/28/18~ 5hrs 57 mins
  • gldean2gldean2 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Hi, my name is Gary from Maine. @tiabirdie56 Thanks for the challenge!

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 214.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 199

    November
    11/29 - 214.2

    December 4
    12/11
    12/18
    12/25

    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29

    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26

    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    3/20
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,265Member Member Posts: 2,265Member Member
    10h! - Tuesday (8:30pm) Don't know why I was so sleepy, but obviously needed the rest.
    7h - Wednesday (1am)
    9h - Thursday (10:30pm)
    6h30m ~ Friday 11/23 (11:40pm)
    6h30m ~ Saturday 11/24 (12:30am)
    7h20m ~ Sunday 11/25 (11:40pm)
    7h30m ~ Monday 11/26 (11:45pm)
    4h19m ~ Tuesday 11/27 (11:55pm) Woke up at 7:14am - active mind, restless night

    8h30m ~ Magnesium oil!

    edited November 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,265Member Member Posts: 2,265Member Member
    @gldean2, Welcome Gary! Thanks for joining the challenge!
  • malika1976malika1976 Posts: 180Member, Premium Member Posts: 180Member, Premium Member
    Sleep would be great with sleeping tablets every day (but I don't want to become reliant)

    Fri: 3h41m
    Sat: 3h17m
    Sun: 8h21m (sleeping tablets)
    Mon: 6h4m (sleeping tablets)
    Tues: 6h50m (sleeping tablets)
    Weds: 1h4m
    Thurs: 3h16m
    Fri: 3h35m
  • DebCountsAllDebCountsAll Posts: 471Member Member Posts: 471Member Member
    I forgot to bookmark this and skipped posting on Tuesday. Since I know Tuesday's weight, I will just post that now.

    🍂 Autumn ❄️Winter 2018 to 🌷Spring 2019 Challenge

    My name is Debbie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 237.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 220.2

    November 20, 2018 ~ 237.2
    11/26 ~237.4
    December 4
    12/11
    12/18
    12/25
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~

    As far as sleep is concerned, I used to wear a fitbit that would track it for me, but I had a falling out with it when it told me I only walked 16 steps on a day in August. I have to be diligent to get enough sleep (I take OTC pills, sleep with a mask and white noise so every little thing doesn't wake me). I feel rested and I know I average about seven hours a night. When I've struggled with sleep my weight ALWAYS goes up, and I assume my body is retaining water for some reason.
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,265Member Member Posts: 2,265Member Member
    @MadisonMolly2017, Was the prednisone causing insomnia? I've read that insomnia is a side effect, but most people complain of the weight gain from taking it. In any case, glad to see you got over 7 hours of sleep!

    @GrandmaJackie, I'm so happy that it has helped you.

    @akj_25, It's good that you were able to get at least one 6 hour period of sleep. Congrats on the weight drop.

    @reflectionofme, 8 hours, that's great!

    @malika1976, Rosa-Jane, try magnesium oil or magnesium lotion. We all need magnesium. It's called the calming mineral and it truly is. Always puts me to sleep and keeps me asleep through the night. Safe to use daily.

    @DebCountsAll, Averaging seven hours of sleep a night is great! I'm also light and sound sensitive. My environment must be pitch dark and absolutely quiet. I can be roused from a deep sleep at the slightest noise or light source.
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,219Member Member Posts: 4,219Member Member
    @tiabirdie56

    Yep- definitely causes one to sleep less, but I got a lot done!!! Revs one up.

    I’ve never gained while on it, but many do. I was unwilling to!! So, I track all food, exercise, and I slash my starches so I don’t get medically induced diabetes, high bp, or weight gain.

    My appetite only flares with sugar and refined starches, so I eliminate those. If I do have them, it takes me a few days to get back in the groove. Since I don’t like that process, it becomes an added incentive to stay off them.

    @MadisonMolly2017, Was the prednisone causing insomnia? I've read that insomnia is a side effect, but most people complain of the weight gain from taking it. In any case, glad to see you got over 7 hours of sleep!
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,713Member Member Posts: 1,713Member Member
    Sleep Challenge:

    Friday Night 11/23/18...... 3 hours 27 minutes.
    Saturday Night 11/24/18..... 4 hours 58 minutes.
    Sunday Night 11/25/18..... 4 hours 27 minutes.
    Monday Night 11/26/18….. 4 hours 38 minutes.
    Tuesday Night 11/27/18….. 4 hours 16 minutes.
    Wednesday Night 11/28/18….. 5 hours 3 minutes.


    Note to Everyone: These are typical hours for me. After a few days of this I will usually "catch up" by sleeping a solid 5.5 to 6 hours for one night, then rinse and repeat. I know that more sleep would be beneficial, but I just do not seem to require it after a lifetime of long working hours and maintaining my home and family too. Most days I am refreshed and full of energy after 3 to 4 hours of sleep.
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,265Member Member Posts: 2,265Member Member
    @FitAndLean_5738 Welcome to the challenge!

    edited November 2018
  • RisingAboveItRisingAboveIt Posts: 4,567Member Member Posts: 4,567Member Member
    I just saw this today, and I got really excited, because I should be very, very near or at my goal weight by the time this challenge ends!

    Autumn Winter 2018 to Spring 2019 Challenge

    My name is MJ (RisingAboveIt).

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 169.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 139


    November 20, 2018 ~:169.2
    11/26~ 167.4

    December 4
    12/11
    12/18
    12/25

    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29

    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26

    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • FitAndLean_5738FitAndLean_5738 Posts: 90Member Member Posts: 90Member Member
    @FitAndLean_5738 Welcome to the challenge!

    Thank you! I'm very excited for this challenge and I hope I make some good progress!
  • FitAndLean_5738FitAndLean_5738 Posts: 90Member Member Posts: 90Member Member
    @RisingAboveIt

    We have almost the exact same start weight! My start weight is 169.6 while yours is 169.2
    And my goal weight is less ambitious than yours :)

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