5 Pounds in 5 Weeks: Over the Holidays

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  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,361 Member
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    I just found this challenge. I’m starting 2 days late on November 26.

    Starting weight: 184.0
    Ending weight: TBD
    Goal weight: 179.0

    November 26: 184.0
    November 27: 187.8
    November 28: 185.6
    November 29: 183.6
    November 30: 182.4 Thanksgiving Dinner Feast tonight with family. I expect a gain on the scale tomorrow.
    December 01: 187.4 I honestly ate child sized portions but I guess it adds up. My best figure is under 2300 but I did quick calories on MFP at 2350. I burned almost 2600 so I’m not sure I understand the gain when I know there was less calories in than out, but that’s carbs for ya! Okay so I am supposed to lose 5 pounds by Christmas and I gain 5 pounds overnight just by eating at maintenance! So I have my work cut out for me but I’m not a quitter so here goes nothing!
    December 02: (Goal for 1st week: 183.0) Actual weight: 183.2 Yay! TMI potty helped tremendously as it had been a few days. So I have about made goal afterall and am pleased as punch! Now, to keep up the momentum!
    December 03: 183.6 This must be a normal fluctuation. Everything was perfect yesterday-Calories, Carbs & Increased exercise. It will show up sooner or later because diligence always pays off.
    December 04: 182.6 Very happy with the 1 lb loss. Travel & food tomorrow. Looking forward to all but the scale on the 6th!
    December 05: Travel Day. Sitting during long drives. Shopping. Restaurants. However, what goes up must come down so no worries though I will dread the scale tomorrow. Yesterday was sloppy joes, baked beans & candy corn at a friend’s house. I should have ate it without the bun but I was starving.
    December 06: 186.6 After travel weigh-in
    December 07: 187.4 Birthday party today for DGS #4. He’s turning 2.
    December 08: 188.4 No way to make the weekly goal.
    December 09: (Goal for 2nd week: 182.0) Actual weight: 188.2
    December 10: 188.8 Dinner at a friends. Chicken Alfredo pasta. Yikes! On a good note, I walked almost 21,000 steps yesterday and nearly 9 miles. Today I will be diligent and get back on track with the food plan!
    December 11: 188.8 Decorating done. Wrapping marathon began last night. Its hard to do everything alone since my husband died. Its both a physical and an emotional challenge. I was not diligent after all last night. Today I will strive to be better.
    December 12: 186.6 A nice Whoosh overnight after a very careful day of food planning. Very little movement and no exercising because of wrapping, wrapping, wrapping which continues to be ongoing. However, I’m proud I did well on my diet because I was HUNGRY all day! 1229 Calories is usually enough!
    December 13: 184.0 Well there it is! Back to square one on my weight. I’ve lost 4.8 pounds in 3 days, does that count toward the 5 pounds? LOL, I think not! Okay, so the journey begins today. I don’t think 5 more pounds is possible, especially as we inch closer to the Holiday. And standing in one place all day wrapping, day after day, isn’t going to help the cause. But I will do what I can, when I can. I am, if nothing else, persistent.
    December 14: 183.4 Better. Still no exercise. Still just wrapping. New fridge delivered today so I hauled a lot of food outside into the snowy weather to preserve, but otherwise, just standing in one place with scissors & tape in hand. Question: how many times can a person lose the scissors without even moving? Humph!
    December 15: 183.6 Normal fluctuation. I had a very good day yesterday in regards to diet. Wrapped many more presents & worked putting food back into new fridge that was delivered. No time for any other movement or exercise but a good day overall. Today, However, I had an unexpected long trip out of town. Just arrived back home and dread the scale tomorrow because of my large lunch. No dinner necessary tonight, I will be full until tomorrow. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst tomorrow with my numbers.
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 181.0 (Actual weight: 186.6) After travel weigh-in. It was a good lunch in the city, but not that good! More travel today, so again, lots of car sitting and lunch out. Tomorrow will not likely show any improvement.
    December 17: 187.7 After travel weigh-in (again). From bad to worse! I’ve got to get a grip!
    December 18: 188.2. Nothing but standing in one place wrapping, wrapping, wrapping. I need exercise but today will likely not be any different. We are also under a cold weather warning so I’m not going anywhere!
    December 19: 189.6
    December 20: 191.4 no excuses.
    December 21: 191.4
    December 22:
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 180.0
    December 24:
    December 25:
    December 26:
    December 27:
    December 28:
    December 29:
    December 30:
    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 179.0
  • lindsaywalker5015
    lindsaywalker5015 Posts: 58 Member
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    I'm jumping in late! I'm flying home tomorrow and love the motivation from groups. If I come back weighing two pounds less, that will be amazing.

    Goal 150. Currently 152. End goal 145 with a healthy shoulder and strong muscles.

    Activity goals: Tai Chi with Mom, yoga with Auntie, water park with nephews, jogging on days when no one else wants to exercise.

    Hydration Goals: 2 liters a day.
  • MarziPanda95
    MarziPanda95 Posts: 1,326 Member
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    Starting weight: 186
    Goal weight: 181


    November 29: 186
    November 30: 186
    December 1: 184
    December 2: Goal for 1st week: 185. Actual weight December 2nd: 184
    December 3: 184
    December 4: 184
    December 5: 184
    December 6: 183
    December 7: 183
    December 8: 184
    December 9: Goal for 2nd week: 184. Actual weight December 9th: 183
    December 10: 184
    December 11: 184
    December 12: 183
    December 13: 182
    December 14: 183
    December 15: 183
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 183 Actual weight for December 16th: 184
    December 17: 182
    December 18: ???
    December 19: ???
    December 20: ???
    December 21: 182
    December 22: 182
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 182
    December 24:
    December 25:
    December 26:
    December 27:
    December 28:
    December 29:
    December 30:
    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 181

    Feeling better but I still have a terrible cough. Most of the rest of the cold is gone but I'm left with this cough! Bleh. Do I think I'll be 182 tomorrow for 4th week goal? Sure. Do I think I'll be 181 on the 31st? Probably not, because I'll likely at least still have some water weight as well as maybe a pound or two of real weight. But it doesn't matter. I've achieved something this month. I've gotten back on track. In 2017 I hit my goal weight of 140, down from 211, using MFP... and then I completely went off the rails. This December I told myself that whilst I've gained almost fifty pounds back, it's not too late to reverse the trend and stop myself gaining it all back. I'm back logging everything, every day. I feel positive and motivated. I'm back in the right mindset. I'm ready to make 2020 my year.

    I'm a winner this month, no matter what the scale says on the 31st!
  • taxgirl1
    taxgirl1 Posts: 1,287 Member
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    Starting weight: 207.6
    Goal weight: 202.6

    November 24: 207.6 There is some water weight here
    November 25: 207.0
    November 26: 206.5 More water weight. I had a cold last weekend and it caused me to retain water.
    November 27: 207.0 Strength coach tonight.
    November 28: 205.9
    November 29: 207.8
    November 30: 207.2 Finished w6d2 today.
    December 1: 207.6 Up and down this whole week. Goal for 1st week: 206.6
    December 2: 208.5
    December 3: 207.0 There goes some of the water weight
    December 4: 206.5
    December 5: 206.3
    December 6: 206.7
    December 7: 206.3
    December 8: 205.6 Another whoosh. Goal for 2nd week: 205.6
    December 9: 205.9
    December 10:206.5
    December 11:206.5
    December 12:205.9
    December 13:206.1
    December 14:206.5
    December 15:205.6 Goal for 3rd week: 204.6
    December 16: 205.6
    December 17:206.7 Mexican food last night for dinner
    December 18:206.3
    December 19:205.6
    December 20:205.0
    December 21:205.9
    December 22:205.0 Goal for 4th week: 203.6
    December 23:
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    December 29:Goal for 5th week: 202.6
    December 30:
    December 31:

  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,361 Member
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    I just found this challenge. I’m starting 2 days late on November 26.

    Starting weight: 184.0
    Ending weight: TBD
    Goal weight: 179.0

    November 26: 184.0
    November 27: 187.8
    November 28: 185.6
    November 29: 183.6
    November 30: 182.4 Thanksgiving Dinner Feast tonight with family. I expect a gain on the scale tomorrow.
    December 01: 187.4 I honestly ate child sized portions but I guess it adds up. My best figure is under 2300 but I did quick calories on MFP at 2350. I burned almost 2600 so I’m not sure I understand the gain when I know there was less calories in than out, but that’s carbs for ya! Okay so I am supposed to lose 5 pounds by Christmas and I gain 5 pounds overnight just by eating at maintenance! So I have my work cut out for me but I’m not a quitter so here goes nothing!
    December 02: (Goal for 1st week: 183.0) Actual weight: 183.2 Yay! TMI potty helped tremendously as it had been a few days. So I have about made goal afterall and am pleased as punch! Now, to keep up the momentum!
    December 03: 183.6 This must be a normal fluctuation. Everything was perfect yesterday-Calories, Carbs & Increased exercise. It will show up sooner or later because diligence always pays off.
    December 04: 182.6 Very happy with the 1 lb loss. Travel & food tomorrow. Looking forward to all but the scale on the 6th!
    December 05: Travel Day. Sitting during long drives. Shopping. Restaurants. However, what goes up must come down so no worries though I will dread the scale tomorrow. Yesterday was sloppy joes, baked beans & candy corn at a friend’s house. I should have ate it without the bun but I was starving.
    December 06: 186.6 After travel weigh-in
    December 07: 187.4 Birthday party today for DGS #4. He’s turning 2.
    December 08: 188.4 No way to make the weekly goal.
    December 09: (Goal for 2nd week: 182.0) Actual weight: 188.2
    December 10: 188.8 Dinner at a friends. Chicken Alfredo pasta. Yikes! On a good note, I walked almost 21,000 steps yesterday and nearly 9 miles. Today I will be diligent and get back on track with the food plan!
    December 11: 188.8 Decorating done. Wrapping marathon began last night. Its hard to do everything alone since my husband died. Its both a physical and an emotional challenge. I was not diligent after all last night. Today I will strive to be better.
    December 12: 186.6 A nice Whoosh overnight after a very careful day of food planning. Very little movement and no exercising because of wrapping, wrapping, wrapping which continues to be ongoing. However, I’m proud I did well on my diet because I was HUNGRY all day! 1229 Calories is usually enough!
    December 13: 184.0 Well there it is! Back to square one on my weight. I’ve lost 4.8 pounds in 3 days, does that count toward the 5 pounds? LOL, I think not! Okay, so the journey begins today. I don’t think 5 more pounds is possible, especially as we inch closer to the Holiday. And standing in one place all day wrapping, day after day, isn’t going to help the cause. But I will do what I can, when I can. I am, if nothing else, persistent.
    December 14: 183.4 Better. Still no exercise. Still just wrapping. New fridge delivered today so I hauled a lot of food outside into the snowy weather to preserve, but otherwise, just standing in one place with scissors & tape in hand. Question: how many times can a person lose the scissors without even moving? Humph!
    December 15: 183.6 Normal fluctuation. I had a very good day yesterday in regards to diet. Wrapped many more presents & worked putting food back into new fridge that was delivered. No time for any other movement or exercise but a good day overall. Today, However, I had an unexpected long trip out of town. Just arrived back home and dread the scale tomorrow because of my large lunch. No dinner necessary tonight, I will be full until tomorrow. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst tomorrow with my numbers.
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 181.0 (Actual weight: 186.6) After travel weigh-in. It was a good lunch in the city, but not that good! More travel today, so again, lots of car sitting and lunch out. Tomorrow will not likely show any improvement.
    December 17: 187.7 After travel weigh-in (again). From bad to worse! I’ve got to get a grip!
    December 18: 188.2. Nothing but standing in one place wrapping, wrapping, wrapping. I need exercise but today will likely not be any different. We are also under a cold weather warning so I’m not going anywhere!
    December 19: 189.6
    December 20: 191.4 no excuses.
    December 21: 191.4
    December 22: 187.8 That’s better! However, a birthday party today for DGS #4. Pizza, cake & ice cream. I’m looking forward to it but my main goal is to enjoy the party, then come home and not binge or use it for an excuse to eat whatever I want for the rest of the night! The challenge is ON!
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 180.0
    December 24:
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    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 179.0
  • seawinters
    seawinters Posts: 62 Member
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    Ok, didn't make it to the gym this weekend as planned (yet) but I'm gonna call powerwalking from store to store, and hauling heavy bags around workouts.

    BTW... where's Mike?

    Week1
    11/25: 154.2 (SW)

    11/26: 153.1
    11/27: 153.5
    11/28: 152.2
    11/29: 154.2
    11/30: 151.1
    12/01: 151.1
    12/02: 153.3
    Week1 Goal: 153.2
    Week1 Total: -0.9

    Week 2

    12/03: 153.3
    12/04: 152.2
    12/05: 154.6
    12/06: 153.7
    12/07: 153.4
    12/08: 154.2
    12/09: Missed weigh-in

    Week 3
    12/10: 151.8
    12/11: Missed weigh-in
    12/12: Missed weigh-in
    12/13: 153.5
    12/14: 155.6
    12/15: 153.5
    12/16: Missed weigh-in

    Week 4
    12/17: Missed weigh-in
    12/18: Missed weigh-in
    12/19: Missed weigh-in
    12/20: Missed weigh-in
    12/21: 154.4
    12/22: 153.1
    12/23:

    Week 5
    12/24:
    12/25:
    12/26:
    12/27:
    12/28:
    12/29:
    12/30:
    12/31: Goal 5: 153.0
  • jrortega1912
    jrortega1912 Posts: 315 Member
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    Starting weight: 163
    Goal weight: 158

    December 2: 163
    December 3: 161
    December 4: 161.5 no exercise
    December 5: 161
    December 6: 161.5 over 865 cal( 2 dogs + beer and pecan pie + 30” Zumba)
    December 7: 163.5 work 2nd shift
    December 8: 162.0 Burger King and 2 miles
    December 9: 162.0 First week

    December 10: 162 Xmas shopping (walk)
    December 11: 162 back to logging food
    December 12: 159.9 more Cals for breakfast and less for dinner
    December 13: 160.0 dinner out too many garlic knots(yummy)
    December 14; 158.5 high cal lunch, no dinner and on feet all day at work
    December 15: 159.5 fatty breakfast, high calorie lunch-dinner
    December 16: 159.0 Wow! Worked 2nd shift with no weight gain!
    December 17: 159.0
    December 18 159.5
    December 19 159.5
    December 20:159.5
    December 21 160.0 Party
    December 22 160.0 Party( too many sweats)

  • SammyDee2015
    SammyDee2015 Posts: 285 Member
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    Breaking my up n down of same 5#lbs🤞
    Nov 24: 196.6 starting weight
    Dec 1: 193.8 GW W1 was 195.6 ✅
    Down 2.8 😉
    Dec 8: 193.2 GW W2 was 194.6 ✅
    Down 0. 6👌
    Dec 15: 193.0 GW W3 was 193.6 ✅
    Down 0.2 🥴
    Dec 16: 193.2
    Dec 17: 192.6
    Dec 18: 193.2 oops
    Dec 19: 194.8 wtf
    Dec 20: 194.8 hmm...
    Dec 21: 193.2 thank GAWD
    Dec 22: 193.0 GW W4 was 192.6 ❌
    December 30: Goal for 5th week: 191.6

    Still hope, so close !

  • Kathi7501
    Kathi7501 Posts: 62 Member
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    Missed checking in yesterday, but happy to report I'm going down again. Yay! Swapping oatmeal for eggs for breakfast and getting 15-30 minutes on the elliptical are making all the difference.

    Biggest challenge this week: Find a breakfast that is both special for dear hubby and me, yet something I can fit into my eating plan -- and still leave room for a minor little treat on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas. I've come too far to throw it out the window now, even for a day or two.

    Week 1 Loss: 2.3
    Week 2 Loss: 0.5
    Week 3 Loss: 0
    Total Loss: 2.8


    Week 4 Goal: 221
    December 17: 223.8
    December 18: 224.2
    December 19: 223.0
    December 20: 221.8
    December 21: 221.8
    December 22: 221.0
    December 23:
  • LDemi333
    LDemi333 Posts: 92 Member
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    December 2: 156 (no exercise)
    December 3: 155 (no exercise)
    December 4: 155.8 ( A lot of walking today)
    December 5: 156.4 (well, that was a shock this morning - cutting back carbs from today)
    December 6: 156.2 (Cutting carbs)
    December 7: 155 (nice loss, but I'll be happy when I get down to 154 )
    December 8: 155 (sts urgh)
    December 9: 154.8 YES!! FINALLY UNDER 155 :)
    December 10: 155.6 *scream* More diligence needed - back to logging.
    December 11: 155.6 sts
    December 12:
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    December 14:
    December 15:
    December 16: 157.3.........................I completely dropped off the wagon - back on with diligence.
    December 17: 155.4
    December 18: 155.4
    December 19: 154.4 (Lowest since Dec 2)
    December 20: 154.8 Yesterday was a good day too :(
    December 21: 155
    December 22: Missed WI
    December 23: 156.0
    December 24:
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    December 30:
    December 31: Goal is 150 lbs - I won't lose 7lbs in 2 weeks with Christmas festivities too. Adjusted goal to 153.

  • GreenValli
    GreenValli Posts: 1,054 Member
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    I lose slowly. I pretty sure my body would not relinquish that much weight, but I would like to lose during the holidays. Count me in:

    Starting at: 189.8
    Goal: 184.8

    Nov 24: 189.8
    Nov 25: 189.6
    Nov 26: 189.2
    Nov 27: 188.8
    Nov 28: 189.0
    Nov 30: 189.0
    Dec 01: 190.4
    Dec 02: 189.8
    Dec 03: 189.6
    Dec 04: 189.2
    Dec 05: 187.8
    Dec 06: 188.4
    Dec 07: 188.2
    Dec 08: 187.8
    Dec 09: 187.2
    Dec 10: 188.2 gym, 368 calories "burned"
    Dec 11: 188.2
    Dec 12: 188.2 gym, 364 calories
    Dec 13: 188.0
    Dec 14: 187.2
    Dec 15: 187.2
    Dec 16: 186.0 Wow! Did not expect that!
    Dec 17: 187.2
    Dec 18: 186.6
    Dec 19: 186.6
    Dec 20: 186.2
    Dec 21: 186.2 Did pretty well considering I attended a work Christmas party with wonderful food including great
    desserts. I ate a salad before I went and ate small portions. One half of a serving of cheesecake.
    Dec 22: 187.0
  • MarziPanda95
    MarziPanda95 Posts: 1,326 Member
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    Starting weight: 186
    Goal weight: 181


    November 29: 186
    November 30: 186
    December 1: 184
    December 2: Goal for 1st week: 185. Actual weight December 2nd: 184
    December 3: 184
    December 4: 184
    December 5: 184
    December 6: 183
    December 7: 183
    December 8: 184
    December 9: Goal for 2nd week: 184. Actual weight December 9th: 183
    December 10: 184
    December 11: 184
    December 12: 183
    December 13: 182
    December 14: 183
    December 15: 183
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 183 Actual weight for December 16th: 184
    December 17: 182
    December 18: ???
    December 19: ???
    December 20: ???
    December 21: 182
    December 22: 182
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 182 Actual weight for December 23rd: 182
    December 24:
    December 25:
    December 26:
    December 27:
    December 28:
    December 29:
    December 30:
    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 181

    I really expected to be higher, I didn't have a great eating day yesterday. I was a couple hundred over maintenance. I wonder if me still being 182 today means I'd have been 181 if I hadn't overeaten? Ah, well, hindsight is 20/20 I guess!
  • ellie117
    ellie117 Posts: 293 Member
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    I've been yo-yo-ing between 155-160 during all of November. My original goal was to get to 145 by Christmas, but I don't think that is going to happen. So I'll settle with 150 and *hope* to reach it early.

    29 y/o, 5'5"
    Starting weight: 157
    Goal weight: 150

    November 25: 158.6
    November 26: 156.6
    November 27: 155.4
    November 28: *didn't weigh*
    November 29: 154.4
    November 30: 155.2
    December 1: 152.4
    December 2: Goal for 1st week: 155.0 - 155.2!
    December 3: 155.4
    December 4: 154.8
    December 5: 154.8
    December 6: 154.6
    December 7: 155.2
    December 8: 157.2
    December 9: Goal for 2nd week: 153.0 - 158.2 yikes :(:(
    December 10: 157.4
    December 11: 157.2
    December 12: 156.0
    December 13: 156.0
    December 14: 153.4
    December 15: *didn't weigh*
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 152.0 - 157 :(
    December 17: 158.0
    December 18: 156.8
    December 19: 155.6
    December 20: 154.8
    December 21: 153.6
    December 22: 154.8
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 151.0 - 156.6. I guess maintaining is better than gaining, but still would have liked a bigger loss since Thanksgiving.
    December 24:
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    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 150.0
  • cachoey
    cachoey Posts: 292 Member
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    Starting Weight: 145.5

    Week 1:
    Weight Loss: 0.7lbs
    Week 2:
    Weight Loss: 2.7lbs
    Week 3:
    Weight Loss: 1.5lbs
    Week 4:
    Weight Loss: 3.1lbs
    Total Weight Loss: 7.3lbs

    Week 5:
    December 23:138.2
    December 24:
    December 25:
    December 26:
    December 27:
    December 28:
    December 29:

    This is not the way I planned on losing weight but it is nice to see the weight go down. :p Hope I don't gain it back when my cold gets better HA! LOL
  • taxgirl1
    taxgirl1 Posts: 1,287 Member
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    Starting weight: 207.6
    Goal weight: 202.6

    November 24: 207.6 There is some water weight here
    November 25: 207.0
    November 26: 206.5 More water weight. I had a cold last weekend and it caused me to retain water.
    November 27: 207.0 Strength coach tonight.
    November 28: 205.9
    November 29: 207.8
    November 30: 207.2 Finished w6d2 today.
    December 1: 207.6 Up and down this whole week. Goal for 1st week: 206.6
    December 2: 208.5
    December 3: 207.0 There goes some of the water weight
    December 4: 206.5
    December 5: 206.3
    December 6: 206.7
    December 7: 206.3
    December 8: 205.6 Another whoosh. Goal for 2nd week: 205.6
    December 9: 205.9
    December 10:206.5
    December 11:206.5
    December 12:205.9
    December 13:206.1
    December 14:206.5
    December 15:205.6 Goal for 3rd week: 204.6
    December 16: 205.6
    December 17:206.7 Mexican food last night for dinner
    December 18:206.3
    December 19:205.6
    December 20:205.0
    December 21:205.9
    December 22:205.0 Goal for 4th week: 203.6
    December 23: 204.8
    December 24:
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    December 29:Goal for 5th week: 202.6
    December 30:
    December 31:

  • chris_in_cal
    chris_in_cal Posts: 2,399 Member
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    Starting weight: 180.3
    Ending weight: TBD
    Goal weight: 175.3

    November 26: 180.3
    November 27: 179.0
    November 28: - XX
    November 29: 175.9
    November 30: -XX
    December 01: 179.1
    December 02: (Goal for 1st week: 179.3) Actual weight: 177.7
    December 03: 179.3
    December 04: 177.9
    December 05: 177.4
    December 06: 176.5
    December 07: - XX
    December 08: 177.3
    December 09: (Goal for 2nd week: 178.3) Actual weight: 177.1
    December 10: 178.0
    December 11: 177.8
    December 12: 176.6
    December 13: 174.8
    December 14: - XX
    December 15: 176.5
    December 16: (Goal for 3rd week: 177.3) Actual weight: 175.9
    December 17: 177.7
    December 18: 175.8
    December 19: 176.0
    December 20: 175.4
    December 21: 174.0
    December 22: 174.1
    December 23: (Goal for 4th week: 176.3) Actual weight: 173.0
    December 24:
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    December 31: (Goal for 5th week: 175.3)

  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 11,361 Member
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    I just found this challenge. I’m starting 2 days late on November 26.

    Starting weight: 184.0
    Ending weight: TBD
    Goal weight: 179.0

    November 26: 184.0
    November 27: 187.8
    November 28: 185.6
    November 29: 183.6
    November 30: 182.4 Thanksgiving Dinner Feast tonight with family. I expect a gain on the scale tomorrow.
    December 01: 187.4 I honestly ate child sized portions but I guess it adds up. My best figure is under 2300 but I did quick calories on MFP at 2350. I burned almost 2600 so I’m not sure I understand the gain when I know there was less calories in than out, but that’s carbs for ya! Okay so I am supposed to lose 5 pounds by Christmas and I gain 5 pounds overnight just by eating at maintenance! So I have my work cut out for me but I’m not a quitter so here goes nothing!
    December 02: (Goal for 1st week: 183.0) Actual weight: 183.2 Yay! TMI potty helped tremendously as it had been a few days. So I have about made goal afterall and am pleased as punch! Now, to keep up the momentum!
    December 03: 183.6 This must be a normal fluctuation. Everything was perfect yesterday-Calories, Carbs & Increased exercise. It will show up sooner or later because diligence always pays off.
    December 04: 182.6 Very happy with the 1 lb loss. Travel & food tomorrow. Looking forward to all but the scale on the 6th!
    December 05: Travel Day. Sitting during long drives. Shopping. Restaurants. However, what goes up must come down so no worries though I will dread the scale tomorrow. Yesterday was sloppy joes, baked beans & candy corn at a friend’s house. I should have ate it without the bun but I was starving.
    December 06: 186.6 After travel weigh-in
    December 07: 187.4 Birthday party today for DGS #4. He’s turning 2.
    December 08: 188.4 No way to make the weekly goal.
    December 09: (Goal for 2nd week: 182.0) Actual weight: 188.2
    December 10: 188.8 Dinner at a friends. Chicken Alfredo pasta. Yikes! On a good note, I walked almost 21,000 steps yesterday and nearly 9 miles. Today I will be diligent and get back on track with the food plan!
    December 11: 188.8 Decorating done. Wrapping marathon began last night. Its hard to do everything alone since my husband died. Its both a physical and an emotional challenge. I was not diligent after all last night. Today I will strive to be better.
    December 12: 186.6 A nice Whoosh overnight after a very careful day of food planning. Very little movement and no exercising because of wrapping, wrapping, wrapping which continues to be ongoing. However, I’m proud I did well on my diet because I was HUNGRY all day! 1229 Calories is usually enough!
    December 13: 184.0 Well there it is! Back to square one on my weight. I’ve lost 4.8 pounds in 3 days, does that count toward the 5 pounds? LOL, I think not! Okay, so the journey begins today. I don’t think 5 more pounds is possible, especially as we inch closer to the Holiday. And standing in one place all day wrapping, day after day, isn’t going to help the cause. But I will do what I can, when I can. I am, if nothing else, persistent.
    December 14: 183.4 Better. Still no exercise. Still just wrapping. New fridge delivered today so I hauled a lot of food outside into the snowy weather to preserve, but otherwise, just standing in one place with scissors & tape in hand. Question: how many times can a person lose the scissors without even moving? Humph!
    December 15: 183.6 Normal fluctuation. I had a very good day yesterday in regards to diet. Wrapped many more presents & worked putting food back into new fridge that was delivered. No time for any other movement or exercise but a good day overall. Today, However, I had an unexpected long trip out of town. Just arrived back home and dread the scale tomorrow because of my large lunch. No dinner necessary tonight, I will be full until tomorrow. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst tomorrow with my numbers.
    December 16: Goal for 3rd week: 181.0 (Actual weight: 186.6) After travel weigh-in. It was a good lunch in the city, but not that good! More travel today, so again, lots of car sitting and lunch out. Tomorrow will not likely show any improvement.
    December 17: 187.7 After travel weigh-in (again). From bad to worse! I’ve got to get a grip!
    December 18: 188.2. Nothing but standing in one place wrapping, wrapping, wrapping. I need exercise but today will likely not be any different. We are also under a cold weather warning so I’m not going anywhere!
    December 19: 189.6
    December 20: 191.4 no excuses.
    December 21: 191.4
    December 22: 187.8 That’s better! However, a birthday party today for DGS #3. Pizza, cake & ice cream. I’m looking forward to it but my main goal is to enjoy the party, then come home and not binge or use it for an excuse to eat whatever I want for the rest of the night! The challenge is ON!
    December 23: Goal for 4th week: 180.0 (Actual weight: 190.2) Horrible! I enjoyed the birthday party and I didn’t feel like I did too badly, but the scale disagrees. Today will be a carefully mindful day.
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    December 31: Goal for 5th week: 179.0
  • Kathi7501
    Kathi7501 Posts: 62 Member
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    That plateau held me down for a bit, but I'm so happy to have broken through it. I'm calling this past week a win -- and the ultimate preparation for this coming week. I've got my plan in place for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including just enough of my favorite holiday tradition/treat. I've got this. This will be the first time in my adult life that I've lost weight between Thanksgiving and New Year's while eating normal, healthy food and exercising. One year I was on a super intensive program and lost weight; every other year I've gained -- and usually quite a bit more than five pounds. This past month has been about proving to myself that I can do this. It really IS possible.

    Best wishes to everyone else, too! We know what we're doing and can make it work! Hang in there!!!

    Week 1 Loss: 2.3
    Week 2 Loss: 0.5
    Week 3 Loss: 0
    Week 4 Loss: 2.6
    Total Loss: 5.4

    Week 4 Goal: 221

    December 17: 223.8
    December 18: 224.2
    December 19: 223.0
    December 20: 221.8
    December 21: 221.8
    December 22: 221.0
    December 23: 221.2

    Week 5 Goal: 220
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  • SammyDee2015
    SammyDee2015 Posts: 285 Member
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    Breaking my up n down of same 5#lbs🤞
    Nov 24: 196.6 starting weight
    Dec 1: 193.8 GW W1 was 195.6 ✅
    Down 2.8 😉
    Dec 8: 193.2 GW W2 was 194.6 ✅
    Down 0. 6👌
    Dec 15: 193.0 GW W3 was 193.6 ✅
    Down 0.2 🥴
    Dec 22: 193.0 GW W4 was 192.6 ❌
    No lose no gain
    Dec 23: 193.2
    December 30: Goal for 5th week: 191.6
  • LDemi333
    LDemi333 Posts: 92 Member
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    LDemi333 wrote: »
    December 2: 156 (no exercise)
    December 3: 155 (no exercise)
    December 4: 155.8 ( A lot of walking today)
    December 5: 156.4 (well, that was a shock this morning - cutting back carbs from today)
    December 6: 156.2 (Cutting carbs)
    December 7: 155 (nice loss, but I'll be happy when I get down to 154 )
    December 8: 155 (sts urgh)
    December 9: 154.8 YES!! FINALLY UNDER 155 :)
    December 10: 155.6 *scream* More diligence needed - back to logging.
    December 11: 155.6 sts
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    December 16: 157.3.........................I completely dropped off the wagon - back on with diligence.
    December 17: 155.4
    December 18: 155.4
    December 19: 154.4 (Lowest since Dec 2)
    December 20: 154.8 Yesterday was a good day too :(
    December 21: 155
    December 22: Missed WI
    December 23: 156.0
    December 24: Christmas Eve
    December 25: Christmas Day - WI tomorrow.
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    December 31: Goal is 150 lbs - I won't lose 7lbs in 2 weeks with Christmas festivities too. Adjusted goal to 153.