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12 Week Challenge - 9/23 to 12/16

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  • bearly63
    bearly63 Posts: 734 Member
    So first win of the week! Went to book club to discuss "Educated". (Highly recommend) Book is so hard I really wanted a large pour of wine but alas, did not. Stuck with my La Croix. Yay! Logged my light dinner and hit my daily food goal. Off to the gym today. Hope everyone has a great day!
  • fourathomej
    fourathomej Posts: 2,772 Member
    @dynamite11721 That is an awesome goal!!! I was there a few years ago and it was the best influence EVER!!
  • kaelegan7
    kaelegan7 Posts: 1 Member
    I know this is late, but I'm in too! This is already similar to what I'm doing, but I've hit a little bit of a plateau and need to ramp up my workouts.

    Highest weight: 320
    Current weight: 250
    12 Week Goal Weight: 220
    Final Goal Weight: TBD

    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23:
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    10/07:
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  • memurph88
    memurph88 Posts: 102 Member
    edited September 2019
    I’m in!

    I don't want to post my weight, so I'll just post how many lbs I've lost / gained or if I weigh the same.

    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: -0.5
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  • kmparker218
    kmparker218 Posts: 21 Member
    Thank you to everyone that has joined!!! How is it going today?? Please share tips, recipes, workouts, and emotions!! We are here for it all.
  • kjdancin1896
    kjdancin1896 Posts: 3 Member
    I was just given a 10-day cycle of steroids for a mystery illness....and I'm really worried about it derailing my eating!
  • GR8TAWK
    GR8TAWK Posts: 92 Member
    SW: 200 lb
    12 Week Goal: 190 lb

    9/23: 198
    9/30:
  • dustyspal
    dustyspal Posts: 835 Member
    @kjdancin1896. Sometimes they will mess with you, but the most important thing right now is to get better. Hope you knock this "illness" out, and then worry about getting back on track.
  • mthwbrwn
    mthwbrwn Posts: 104 Member
    CYCLING (based off of Polar M400)

    Duration : 01:00:49
    Distance : 12.99 mi
    Kcals : 950
  • 240again
    240again Posts: 1 Member
    I'm like to play along as well
    Started at 288 Ultimate goal is lose 70 lbs over time so the 12 weeks should put me towards 250

    Balance diet w my focus on portion control.....and no football snacking late at night
  • kendradiaz7
    kendradiaz7 Posts: 2 Member
    Count me in!!

    Highest weight: 175
    Current weight: 171.5
    12 Week Goal Weight: 150
    Final Goal Weight: TBD

    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: 171.5
    9/30:
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  • Clueless_in_MN
    Clueless_in_MN Posts: 12 Member
    I have a super busy desk job and many times I work 7 am - 7 pm and work through my lunch. I’m really trying hard to break that habit and go outside and move around on my hour lunch. Also need to cut back my OT.

    Today I actually left at 4 pm and went for a walk! I have to just make time for myself. I’ve given wayyyy to much of my time to my job.

    They don’t deserve me! Lol but it’s stressful, and I’m a stress eater- so this is probably my most important lifestyle change is to cut down my hours and my work stress!!
  • Clueless_in_MN
    Clueless_in_MN Posts: 12 Member
    Sheks41191 wrote: »
    I know I'm late but I'm joining lol...

    My plan for the 12 weeks is as follows:

    1500-1600 calories per day
    Exercise 3 times a week minimum
    1-2 cheat meals a week

    Starting Weight: 102.4 kgs
    Current Weight: 97.7 kgs
    12 Week Goal Weight: 90 kgs
    Final Goal Weight: 75 kgs

    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: 97.7 kgs
    9/30:
    10/07:
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    10/28:
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    12/16:

    hi, i think we have almost identical goals :smiley: Mine ore literally starting at 100 kg, 12 week goal 90 kg, final goal 75 kg. lol (In pounds for me that is 224, 199 and 166.)

    We can do this! :smile:
  • lbamford82
    lbamford82 Posts: 17 Member
    edited September 2019
    I’d love to join, never done a challenge before but think it might help if I have some accountability.
    Current weight: 180lb
    End of challenge goal: 156lb


    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: 180lb
    9/30:
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    I want to start jogging again so will do this but any ideas on healthy eating, healthy meals etc. I’d love to hear them x
  • mthwbrwn
    mthwbrwn Posts: 104 Member
    Congrats on your commitment to healthy living! I've been jogging on and off for about 20 years now and I have found no better starter plan/resource for running than coolrunning.com. There are no shortage of apps available to track your run plans as well. That said, I am not a huge fan of apps in general and am much more comfortable with websites and PDF schedules than fancy apps integrated into a smartphone.

    As far as your healthy eating tips, do it and log it. Everyone seems to know what healthy eating is, as in is 'a' better than 'b', but many people do not innately know caloric content of foods. There are quite a lot of foods that were shocking to me what a portion looks like. Logging helps with getting a grasp on your body's fuel needs and cleans up your intake. Even if you don't total up your days, logging individual items is key.

    I know for me, when I am logging, it is much easier for me to pass up spontaneous office cake "because its so-and-so's birthday" if I know future-me may be looking back on a log and wondering what my plan's sticking points are. :)

    As for low-carb/low-fat/6-meals/intermittent fasting debate, a lot of it is noise. It comes down to calories.
    You WILL have a preferred method (what works best for your body) if you try all of them for yourself and you will only know what works and what does not if you have data for your efforts.

    TLDR: welcome to the challenge; log everything - everyday
  • runningjen74
    runningjen74 Posts: 318 Member
    Thank you to everyone that has joined!!! How is it going today?? Please share tips, recipes, workouts, and emotions!! We are here for it all.

    Well I found the squat rack in the gym. It's been a while. Sadly my working weights were not far off my warm up weights from 1-2 years ago. Only one way to fix that! Now I'm back I've no excuse, just stick with it. :feeling determined:
  • clowe1028
    clowe1028 Posts: 135 Member
    Height: 4’11” Age: 66
    Highest Weight: 175.8 (9/23/2016)
    Current Weight: 120
    12 Week Goal Weight: 110
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 110

    Weigh In:
    9/23 120.0

    Hi, Hope it is not too late to join. This challenge is perfect timing as my goal is to be at my ultimate goal weight by year’s end. Today is my 1,100 day of logging into MFP. I follow the keto way of eating with a limit of 20 total carbs per day. Sugar and sweets are my issue, so I have learned to make my own treats with sugar alternatives. My plan for the challenge is to follow strict, clean keto with no cheats. The challenges are Halloween, grandkids birthdays, my mom’s birthday, my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    I have been active for the last 6 months and plan to continue to take line dance and Zumba classes 3 - 4 days a week and weight train 3 times a week using the Fitbod app.

    I am retired so following a healthy lifestyle is much easier with the time available to cook and workout.
  • mthwbrwn
    mthwbrwn Posts: 104 Member
    @runningjen74 Way to go on getting back under the bar and knocking out some squats! Squats are one of my favorite weight lifting exercises, but sadly I have fallen off as well. I have absolutely no excuses either because I have a squat rack that is sits disassembled in my garage from my move last year. :'(

    Those 'warm up' weights you are using (even if it is just the bar) is not sad, it's great; is a bar (and some) more than you did yesterday. Also, as you increase those weights by 10# (or 5 kg) every session you'll get to your old weights in no time and you'll have reinforced correct lifting rather than chasing an arbitrary weight and fudging the technique.

    Totally inspiring! I may have to put together a squat rack over the weekend!
  • silvercrest2
    silvercrest2 Posts: 8 Member
    I hope it's not too late to join! I've been trying to lose weight but I kept losing control and ate a lot of late-night snacks due to stress. I would like to join a community to keep myself accountable. I don't really mind my weight (it's in a healthy range) but I would like to look fitter. I really hope I succeed this time!

    Current weight: 52.5kg
    End of challenge goal: 48kg


    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/27: 52.5
    10/04:
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    11/1:
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    11/22:
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    12/06:
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  • Highest Weight: 194
    Current Weight: 185
    12 Week Goal Wt: 170
    Ultimate Goal Wt: 125-130?

    Weigh In Schedule:
    9/23: 185
    9/30:
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    10/28:
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