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# Lose 5lbs + in January 2019

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• Posts: 5Member Member
Original starting weight -172
January starting weight -171
January goal -165
Ultimate goal -150 by the end of May

January 1st -171
January 8th -
January 15th -
January 22nd -
January 28th -

Total loss for January -
• Posts: 831Member Member
When you log do you use the moving scale weight (I use the app Happy Scale) or the day’s actual one on the scale? I used the one on the scale originally when I started the challenge, but depending on the day it could be more than a pound more than the moving weight, so was curious what others did.
edited January 2019
• Posts: 704Member Member
171lake wrote: »
When you log do you use the moving scale weight (I use the app Happy Scale) or the day’s actual one on the scale? I used the one on the scale originally when I started the challenge, but depending on the day it could be more than a pound more than the moving weight, so was curious what others did.

I use the weight on the scale. Honestly, because it usually the lower one lol.
edited January 2019
• Posts: 1,315Member Member
@lalabank and @dawnbgethealthy, I think maybe what Fiona means is that she has 138 lbs to lose. Her immediate goal is to lose 8 lbs equaling 130 lbs to lose. Her ultimate goal weight is (75kg) 165lbs. She's converting for us to understand and mixed it up. It can get confusing. I saw her post yesterday and had to read it 3 times to understand what she was trying to convey.

Yes Tia, that is what I was thinking, that it was kilograms : - )
• Posts: 1,315Member Member
Original starting weight - 191 Oct 27.18
December 31.18 ending weight - 183.3
January goal - 174.3
Ultimate goal - 118

January 1st - 181.4
January 2nd -181.1 So glad to have my new digital scale so that I feel rewarded by "good" days. I am also happy with my decision to weigh every day, it makes me mindful every night that I will be weighing in the morning and affects my choices.
January 3rd - 181.9
January 4th - 181.7
January 5th - 178.7
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Running loss/gain for January - 2.7
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• Posts: 2,536Member Member
•Lose 5 lbs in January 2019•

December 2018 - Lost 2.4lbs 😃

Original starting wgt: 253
January starting weight: 178 (fluid retention)
January goal: 170
❄Updating every day through January until completely back on track.

1/01- 178 - Oh yeah, midnight eating and a little champagne. My weight is between 174 & 175 this is fluid.
1/102 - 177.2
1/03 - 175.8
1/04 - 177.6 - Felt miserable all day yesterday with some type of weird allergy cold again. Exercised, ate dinner and went to bed later than usual. Now gut is upset. What the what?!

1/05 -177.2 - Had no appetite most of the day yesterday, runny nose, gut in an uproar, whole 9 yards of misery. Took some cold medicine late afternoon and then proceeded to overeat cookies.😦
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edited January 2019
• Posts: 1,823Member Member
171lake wrote: »
When you log do you use the moving scale weight (I use the app Happy Scale) or the day’s actual one on the scale? I used the one on the scale originally when I started the challenge, but depending on the day it could be more than a pound more than the moving weight, so was curious what others did.

I have started reporting my scale weight for the day AND a ten-day rolling average.
• Posts: 7Member Member

Original starting weight - 163.6 lbs
January starting weight -
January goal - 158 lbs
Ultimate goal - 125-130 lbs

January 4th - 163.6 lbs
January 11th -
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January 25th -
January 31st-

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• Posts: 156Member Member
F/47/5'2.5"

I'm in. I was down 34.5lbs at the end of October, then I gained 12 in Nov and Dec. Worse, my fasting sugar numbers look bad ☹ Cant go back to full blown diabetes, no!

Original starting weight - 192.2 lbs
January starting weight - 165.4 lbs
January goal - 160lbs
Ultimate goal - 130 lbs

January 1st - 165.4
January 8th -
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January 29th -
January 31st -

Total loss for January

Daily log
1 165.4
2 -
3 164.6
4 166.6
5 169
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edited January 2019
• Posts: 232Member Member
Yes, I ate too much on Thursday evening. Oh well. At work, I've joined a health related program that goes on until mid-March so I will also be weighing in on Mondays. Let's see how it goes!

MFP Starting Weight: 140 lbs - February 2011
Current Starting Weight: 147 lbs - November 2017
January Starting Weight: 143.6 lbs
January Goal: 138.6 lbs

Height: 5ft

Goal Weight: 130 lbs - April 2019 (Niece's Quincenera)
2nd Goal Weight: 125 lbs (Our Wedding)

Ultimate Goal: 120 lbs

Weigh-In Day: Friday and Monday (work-related program)
January 4: 145
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Total loss for January: +1.4 lbs
• Posts: 119Member Member
Original starting weight - 180
January starting weight - 180
January goal - 175
Ultimate goal - 135

January 1st - 180
January 8th -
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• Posts: 69Member Member
A bit late getting started but here I am. Determined to track everyday of January and actually give myself a chance to make a lifestyle change this year. I definitely need it!

Original starting weight - 73.9kg
January starting weight - 73.9kg
January goal - 70.9kg
March 21st goal (My 35th birthday) - 63.9kg
Ultimate goal - 50kg (by end of 2019)

January 6th - 73.9kg
January 15th -
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• Posts: 1,315Member Member
5lbs=2.26k
January starting weight - 58.4k (128.7 lbs)
January goal - 56.2k (123.9 lbs)
Ultimate goal – 52.5-55 range (115.7-121.2 lbs)

Hmmm. Not sure if Ww free points is working for me. It is good in that it strongly discourages much sugar consumption. The free points (beans, chicken, fish, corn, non-fat yogurt, tofu, fruit and veggies) seems to be too much for my metabolism. It worked for me way back when it was 0 for just fruit and veggies. My metabolism was already quite slow. This runs in my family. The past year or two, with age, my metabolism has really further slowed down too. I used to lose really easily with a few days of sports and tracking I always dropped pretty quickly. This is not the case at present. For about 20 years I didn't have so much trouble losing if I put my mind to it. Now it is really challenging in many ways. Glad to be eating less sugar though.

I hadn't heard that about weight watchers. Beans and corn have loads of calories, and yoghurt (even fat free which has lots of sugar) has quite a lot of calories. I guess as you are tracking on MFP you will see your total calorie consumption for the day.
I hear you on how hard it is to lose! Purportedly exercise raises the metabolism, but it seems that no matter what it is a struggle just to lose even 1/2 pound.
Seeing that you are sitting around 128 pounds (I am way more than that) it might be more difficult to lose those last few pounds. Experimentation.