SUMMER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 (May, June, July and August) A Continuation

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  • borntowin4me
    borntowin4me Posts: 135 Member
    May 6: 162
    May 13:160.8
    May 20:160.2
    May 27:161.4 (TTOM)

    May Goal: 158
    May Actual:161.4
    Oh well. Have to try harder next month. I've adjusted my goals because there's no way I'm going to lose 10 lbs between now and the end of June.

    June 3:160.8
    June 10: 163 (long weekend so I ate all the snacks)
    June 17:159.2
    June 24:161.2

    June Goal: 158
    June Actual:161.2
    Oh well. So I basically lost 0.2 lbs between the end of May and the end of June. Still aiming for 150 at the end of August. Just have to push myself harder.

    July 1:160.8
    July 8: 158 finally out of the 160s! I’ve been consistently between 157 and 159 this week so I feel good saying I’m out of the 160s. 4lbs to go to this month’s goal! Have to push harder!
    July 15: 158.6 - had a weekend where I just ate non stop. Saw 155.8 during the week but pretty ok with not seeing 160s again after a eat all in sight weekend.
    July 22:
    July 29:


    July Goal: 154
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal: 150
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: +0.6
    Challenge Weight loss goal:12lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge
  • whosshe
    whosshe Posts: 597 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 230lbs- June 2017
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 168lbs

    June 17: 168lbs
    June 24: 163.6lbs

    June Goal: 166lbs
    June Actual: 163.6lbs

    July 1: 163.1lbs
    July 8: 161.4lbs
    July 15: 167.5lbs (LOL woops)
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal: -6lbs
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal:

    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: +6.1lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 155lbs (-13lbs)
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: -0.5lbs
  • Chris19012
    Chris19012 Posts: 57 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 205.0 (April 10, 2019)
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 191.4

    May 6: 190.2
    May 13: 187.4
    May 20: 185.4
    May 27: 183.8

    May Goal: 185 (loss 5.2)
    May Actual:183.8 (loss 6.4)

    June 3: 182.8
    June 10: 183.2
    June 17: 178.6
    June 24: 176.4

    June Goal: 180 (loss 5.0)
    June Actual: 176.4 (loss 6.4)

    July 1: 175.2
    July 8: 174.0
    July 15: 172.8
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal: 174 (6.0)
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal: 170 (4.0)
    August Actual:

    Weight loss this week: 1.2
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 21.4
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 18.6
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,581 Member
    Donna from the Midwest……Age 59 yrs young…..5’ 5 1/2” Tall


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    NO Ifs…….JUST WHENs

    I will be weighing on the 1st and last day of every month. 

    HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER: 253 IN 2014/2015
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 235 ON 1/11/2018

    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 196.4


    May 01: 196.4
    May 06: 195.0 That’s an improvement & right on target with my goals to lose 1.5 lbs per week (6 lbs per month).
    May 13: 192.7 Just after my Birthday & Mother’s Day celebrations. So I’m very pleased with this.
    May 20: 194.1
    May 27: 194.3 A slight tick up. Working on it this week & in a very good place physically & mentally. I hope to see more loss in the next couple of days in spite of the Holiday BBQ & festivities.
    May 31: 195.6

    May Goal: 190.4
    May Actual: 195.6
    May Loss/Gain: 0.8 Loss


    June 01: 195.6
    June 03: 194.8
    June 10: 194.2
    June 17: 198.4 Too much travel
    June 24: 196.4 Okay, its finally going back down & all the good planning is paying off! I’m back to day 1. Here’s to going the right way this time on the scale! I’m changing my goals because what I had is impossible (safely), and I need something I can actually reach for. I am still sticking to my 6 lb per month wish.
    June 30: 196.0

    June Goal: 195.0
    June Actual: 196.0
    June Loss/Gain: 0.4 Gain

    July 01: 194.6
    July 08: 195.9 Dang Holiday!
    July 15: 195.8 A setback this past week but back on top of things and down 0.1 over last week {which is better than nothing!) Next weigh in is just after a huge lakeside birthday party for DGS. I am going to change the weigh-in date so I have time to recover & reflect true weight, not bloat and water weight from carbs!
    July 24:
    July 29:
    July 31:

    July Goal: 188.4
    July Actual:
    July Loss/Gain:


    August 01:
    August0 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:
    August 31:

    August Goal: 182.4
    August Actual:
    Aug Loss/Gain


    Weight lost SO FAR during challenge: 0.6 lb Loss

    Total Challenge Weight loss GOAL: 14.0 lbs.
    ACTUAL Weight loss for the challenge:
  • nalagala
    nalagala Posts: 37 Member
    May 6: 220
    May 13: 214.6
    May 20: 213.6
    May 27: 212

    May Goal: 210
    May Actual: 210.4

    June 3: 210.4
    June 11: 211
    June 17: 207
    June 24: 206.4

    June Goal: 200
    June Actual: 202.6

    July 1: 202.6
    July 8:203.8
    July 15: 199.6!!
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal: 190
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal: 180
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: -4.2
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 40 lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: -18.6
  • 171lake
    171lake Posts: 890 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 172.6 (12/1/18)
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 149.8 (5/1/19)

    May 1: 149.8
    May 7: on vacation
    May 14: 149.3
    May 21: 148.3
    May 28: 150.1
    May 31: 146.8

    May Goal: 145 lbs (4.8 lbs loss)
    May Actual: 146.8 (3 lbs loss)

    June 4: 147.6
    June 11: 146.3
    June 18: 144.6
    June 25: 144.5
    June 30 143.9

    June Goal: 143 lbs (4.6 lbs loss)
    June Actual: 143.9 (3.7 lbs loss)

    July 2: 143.8
    July 9: 143.2
    July 16: 140.6
    July 23:
    July 30:

    July Goal: 139 lbs (4.8 lbs loss)
    July Actual:

    August 6:
    August 13:
    August 20:
    August 27:

    August Goal: 134.8
    August Actual:

    Weight loss this week: -2.6 lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 15 lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 9.2 lbs as of 7/9
  • jenn990205
    jenn990205 Posts: 1,207 Member
    I'm back in for another round! Weigh in days will be Tuesday and I am hoping to be 140 or lower by the end of this. Good luck to everyone!

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 178 July of 2018
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 148.2 April Ending Weight 4/30


    May 7: 149.1 Up just a bit. Normal fluctuation
    May 14:149.6 have not eaten a meal at home in 2 days.All restaurant/fast food,so I'm going to be happy with this.
    May 21: 147.5 :smiley:
    May 28: 154.3 Just returned from a week on vacation. Hopefully I can get back down by the end of the month.

    May Goal: - 3.2 pounds (145)
    May Actual: +1.1 (149.3) 5/31 weigh in

    June 4: 148.7 going back down still after vacation. Need to make some progress this month!
    June 11: 148.7 same, but TOM showed up yesterday. I think I should be lower, but we will see next week.
    June 18: 147.3 hoping to finish June at 145. Reached 146.1 on Friday last week, so very doable! 1 more week!
    June 25: 150.8 long 3 day weekend and way up from a sunburn and alcohol.

    June Goal: -4.3 pounds (145)
    June Actual: -3.4 (145.9) 6/30 weigh in so close, but about a pound off. July here I come!

    July 2: 145.9 just hanging out at this weight for now. Maybe July will be good to me!
    July 9: 147.6 still up from our 4 day weekend for the 4th of July
    July 16: 148.2 up a bit from last week, but coming back down. I have to get my weekends under control!
    July 23:
    July 30:

    July Goal: - 2.9 pounds (143)
    July Actual:
  • lpina2mi
    lpina2mi Posts: 425 Member
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    Summer WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 (May, June, July and August) A Continuation


    This is a continuation of the Winter Weight loss challenge 2019. Please feel free to add your name to the list and join us over the summer to keep yourself accountable. Just copy the post and add your information to it.

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 68lbs to lose ttl
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: Summer Goal is to lose 26lbs

    May 6: 1.8lbs gone
    May 13: 1.2lbs gone
    May 20: 1.0lbs gone
    May 27: 0.4lbs gone

    May Goal: 6lbs
    May Actual: 4.4lbs

    June 3: 0.2 lbs gone
    June 10: 0.8 lbs gone
    June 17: 0.4 lbs gone
    June 24: same

    June Goal:6lbs
    June Actual:1.4 lbs

    July 1: up-down 0.5-1lbs
    July 8: up-down 0.5-1lbs
    July 15: 0.6 gone
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal:8lbs
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal:6lbs
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 1.0lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 26lbs -4.4= 21.6 to go
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
    4.4

  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,089 Member
    I'm in!

    HEAVIEST WEIGHT: 192.2
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 140.4
    CHALLENGE GOAL: 135.0

    May 01: 140.4 at 5:00 a.m.
    May 06: 140.4 at 5:00 a.m.
    May 13: 141.2 at 5:00 a.m. ... :o
    May 20: 143.0 at 5:00 a.m. ...EGADS!!!!
    May 27: 143.0 at 5:00 a.m. ...^^^^^!!!!
    May 31: DNW

    May Goal: 139.0
    May Actual: bwahahah!

    June 01: DNW
    June 03: 144.4
    June 10: 146.0 :s
    June 17: 143.6
    June 24: 140.6 :o
    June 30: 140.4

    June Goal: ??
    June Actual: June was all over the place. I had back surgery June 18th. Recovering from that has been crazy, but the pain down my legs is gone!! YES!!!

    July 01: 140.4
    July 08: 138.6 :o
    July 15: 139.0
    July 22:
    July 29:
    July 31:

    July Goal: 139.0 ...have not seen the 139's in a while. Looking forward to seeing that number even if it's just once.
    July Actual:



    Chris
  • STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 274.6 - restart date April 22, 2019. I don't remember my original it was years ago.
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 270.8

    May 6: 270.4
    May 13: 268.2
    May 20: 266
    May 27: I was out of town so no weigh in

    May Goal: 260
    May Actual: 266 - Not where I wanted but lower than where I started

    June 3: 264.2
    June 10: 263.6 - I'll take it since I was sick with Bronchitis for part of last week and travelled/ate whatever this weekend.
    June 17: 257.8 - I AM SO SO EXCITED. I am officially at 31 lbs lost since I started on April 7th (pre MFP) YEA YEA YEA
    June 24:256.6

    June Goal: 250
    June Actual: Didn't make it to goal, but i'm still losing. A loss is a loss. I'm happy with that.

    July 1: 252.6 - Four Pound loss this week. I'll take it for sure! That's 36.2 lbs lost since I started on April 7
    July 8: 251.6
    July 15: No Change - No explanation. I've not "fallen off" Oh well, here's to next week.
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal: 240
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal: 230
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week:
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 40 lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: lbs
  • chardonais21
    chardonais21 Posts: 214 Member
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 191.2 (5/1/2019)

    July 1: 187.8
    July 8: 187.8
    July 15: 185.9
    July 22:
    July 29:

    May Goal: 184.0lbs
    May Actual: 188.4lbs

    June Goal: 179.0lbs
    June Actual: 187.8lbs

    July Goal: 174.0lbs
    July Actual:

    August Goal: 169.0lbs
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: (-1.9)
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 22.2lbs (169.0lbs)
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: (-5.3lbs)
  • Tracie_Lord
    Tracie_Lord Posts: 1,761 Member
    I'm in, slight change on dates as Friday is my weigh in day :)

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 298.50 Oct 2017
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 188.25lbs (Spring challenge weigh out)

    Spring challenge weigh out - 188.25
    May 03: 183.75
    May 10: 181.50
    May 17: 182.50
    May 24: 183.50
    May 31: 180.25

    May Goal: 6.50lbs (181.25)
    May Actual: - 8.00lbs

    June 07: 175.75
    June 14: 173.50
    June 21: 173.50
    June 28: 173.50

    June Goal: 6.50lbs
    June Actual: 6.25lbs

    July 05: 171.25
    July 12: 175.00
    July 19: 170.50
    July 26:

    July Goal: 6.50lbs (167.00)
    July Actual: -3.00

    August 02:
    August 09:
    August 16:
    August 23:
    August 30:

    August Goal: 6.50lbs
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: -4.50lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal:26.00lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 17.75lbs
  • AsIAmNow
    AsIAmNow Posts: 40 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 190.2 (Jan 14, 2019)
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 179.4 (Apr 29, 2019)

    May 6: 181.8 (+2.4) - a little too much indulgence ... but back on track!
    May 13: 180.6 (-1.2) - not bad after 3 birthday celebrations over the weekend
    May 20: 177.8 (-2.8) - three weeks of tracking and patience paid off this week
    May 29: 175.6 (-2.2) - weighed in late but made my goal before the end of the month!

    May Goal: 175.4 (-4.0)
    May Actual: 175.6 (-3.8)

    June 3: Vacation - no weigh in - hoping to maintain!
    June 10: 174.8 (-0.8) - averaging 20,000 steps/day seems to have offset the wine and pasta on my Italy vacation
    June 17: 176.6 (+1.8) - guess the wine and pasta caught up with me - I'll need vigilance to make this month's goal
    June 24: 175.4 (-1.2) - going in the right direction but giving myself one more to get closer to goal
    July 1: 176.4 (+1.0) - and ... unfortunately ... further from goal - but still motivated!

    June Goal: 173.6 (-2.0)
    June Actual: 176.4 (+0.8)

    July 8: 175.8 (-0.6) - weighed on Monday but forgot to log until now - going in the right direction
    July 15: 175.8 (0.0) - again - weighed on Monday but forgot to log - really need to step up all aspects of my game!
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal: 172.4 (-4.0)
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal:
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 0.0
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 162.4 (-17)
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • Draculza
    Draculza Posts: 42 Member
    Week 10.

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 366lb - 4 May 2019
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT:356.7lb

    May 4: 366
    May 11:358.50
    May 18:356.7
    May 25:349.7 (was a good week. -7 pounds)

    May Goal:350
    May Actual: 349.7 (SUCCESS!!!)

    June 1: 347.7 (only 2 pounds down this week)
    June 8: 340.2 (7.5 pounds down this week)
    June 15:340.2 (no loss)
    June 22:339.1 (1.1 pounds lost)
    June 29:336.2 (2.9 pounds lost)

    June Goal:340
    June Actual:336.2 (SUCCESS!!!)

    July 6: 332
    July 13: 332 (no change)
    July 20: 329.2
    July 27:


    July Goal:330
    July Actual:

    August 3:
    August 10:
    August 17:
    August 24:

    August Goal:320
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: 2.8lb
    Challenge Weight loss goal:46
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: 27.5lb
  • brandyme
    brandyme Posts: 400 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL): 228lbs
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 140.4

    May 6: 140.4
    May 13: 137.2
    May 20: 137.6
    May 27: 137

    May Goal: 135.4
    May Actual: 137 (-3.4)

    June 1: 136.8
    June 3: 136.3
    June 10: 138.6
    June 17: 136.2
    June 24: 134.9
    June 30: 134.5

    June Goal: 133.3
    June Actual: 134.5 (-2.3lbs)

    July 1: 134.5
    July 8: 135.7
    July 15: 135.5
    July 22:
    July 29:
    July 31:

    July Goal: 129.5 (-5lbs)
    July Actual:

    August 1:
    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:
    August 31:

    August Goal:
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: -0.2lbs
    Challenge Weight loss goal: get to 120.4 (-20lbs)
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • corriepelc
    corriepelc Posts: 2,088 Member
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 161.8

    May 6: N/A
    May 13: N/A
    May 20: 161.8
    May 27: 158.2 (3.6 lbs down -- I buckled down this week and apparently it worked! :D)

    May Goal: 159
    May Actual: 158.2

    June 1: 160.8 (+2.6 lbs -- Sigh. :( Almost back to where I started -- not good! Time to get serious in June!)
    June 8: 159 (-1.8 lbs -- Yay! Movement in the right direction! :D
    June 15: 159.4 (+0.4 lbs -- Ugh. Thanks TOM! Sigh.)
    June 22: 160.2 (+0.8 lbs -- I was expecting this. I drank last night, which I normally don't on Fridays. And this week has literally been hell at work. Once next week finishes, things at work will finally normalize and I can start refocusing on my weight. For now, I'll just be happy my clothes still fit. :)
    June 29: 162.2 (+2 lbs -- Wow. So, I obviously f****d up this week. It's been a bad, stressful month, and this week was the worst part of it, so there was a lot of bad eating. I also ate a lot of sodium Friday, so that didn't help. Time to get serious, buckle down and get real in July.

    June Goal: 156
    June Actual: 162.2

    July 6: 162 -- Yay! Tiny movement in the right direction, but movement nonetheless. :)
    July 13: 159.8 -- MUCH better! :D
    July 20: 159.8 -- I'll take it! I had to manage a multi-day conference for work at the beginning of the week, so I had to eat out a bit more than I'm used to. Maintaining for me this week is a total win!
    July 27:

    July Goal: 159
    July Actual: 159.8 (as of 7/13/19)

    August 3:
    August 10:
    August 17:
    August 24:
    August 31:

    August Goal:
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: Maintained
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 151.8 -- 10 lbs
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: -2 lbs
  • Feedakie
    Feedakie Posts: 15 Member
    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL):
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 131 lbs

    ( I only discovered this challenge this week but I still am noting my weight since December 2017, I started at 150 and am now at 133).

    July 1: 131
    July 8: 132.4
    July 15: 132
    July 22:
    July 29:

    July Goal: 130 ( I had reached it last June but by the end of that month, I had added 3lbs because of lots of family reunions!)
    July Actual: 133 (Even if I swim for 1hour + or - 6 days/week and I walked for 2hours last Thursday).

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal:
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week: +1
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 125 at the end of August.
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • orangequilt
    orangequilt Posts: 2,402 Member
    I'm very late but I'd like to join this please, trying to get back on track and want some accountability.
    Not sure when I started MFP but has been on and off for a few years.
    Challenge start weight 15 July 99.6kg
    Challenge goal weight 31 August 95kg

    15 July 99.6kg
    22 July 99.3kg that'll do for a start!
  • 2015krb
    2015krb Posts: 32 Member
    2019 CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 274 lb 2015krb (Weigh Day is Sunday)

    May 6: 272.5 lb (-1.5 lb)
    May 13: 269.5 lb (-3.0 lb)
    May 20: 265.5 lb. (-4.0 lb) Need 1.5 lbs to make May’s goal of 10 lbs lost
    May 27: 260.8 lb. (-4.7 lb)

    May Goal: 264 lb = (- 10 lb) Goal
    May Actual: 260.8 = (-13.2 lb) Actual Loss

    June 3: 258.5 (-2.3 lb)
    June 10: 256.5 (-2.0 lb) Need -2.7 lbs to make June Goal
    June 17: 253.8 (-2.7 lb) Made June Goal with an extra week to surpass. 13 miles walked yesterday.
    June 24: 249.0 (-4.8 lb) Very happy with progress have walked 7- 13 miles each day & eaten healthy

    June Goal: 257 lb =(-7 lb) Goal
    June Actual: 249 lb = (-11.8 lb)

    July 1: 245.0 (-4 lb) Adjusting my July & August Goal as already within 1 lb of challenge goal.
    July 8: 241.0 (-4 lb) Walking 7-10 miles per day, staying around 1200 calories per day.
    July 15: 241.0 (-0 lb) Happy to be even after vacation. Need to get back on track to meet my goal.
    July 22: 237.9 (-3.1 lb) Great to be back on track again.
    July 29:

    July Goal: 240. lb =(-9 lb) Goal

    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal: 234 lb =(-6 lb) Goal

    August Actual:

    Weight loss since start of challenge: (-36.1 lb)
    Challenge Weight loss goal: 30 lb Changed to 40 lbs on July 1
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge:
  • panagiota47
    panagiota47 Posts: 28 Member
    edited July 2019
    hi thanks this is just what i need.

    STARTING WEIGHT AND DATE WITH MFP (MY FITNESS PAL):
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT: 29/4 weight 91kgs

    May 6:87.5
    May 13:86.8
    May 20:86
    May 27:85.5

    May Goal:87
    May Actual: 85.5 lost 5.5kgs

    June 3:85.4
    June 10:85.2
    June 17:85.3
    June 24:84.6
    july 1:83.7

    June Goal: 82
    June Actual:83.7 lost 1.7kgs
    total 7.2 kgs


    July 8:82.7
    July 15:82.8?
    July 22:84.8 had 3 splurge days so easy to gain so hard to lose
    July 29:

    July Goal: under 82kgs
    July Actual:

    August 5:
    August 12:
    August 19:
    August 26:

    August Goal:
    August Actual:

    Weight lost this week:
    Challenge Weight loss goal:
    Actual Weight loss for the challenge: