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Lose 5lbs + in January 2020

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  • cpanuscpanus Member Posts: 17,534 Member Member Posts: 17,534 Member
    So glad to see you, Samantha!

    I'm in.

    Original starting weight -192.2
    January starting weight -143.8
    January goal -140
    Ultimate goal -135

    I weigh in on Monday.

    01/01 - 142.8 at 8:00 a.m.
    01/06 -
    01/13 -
    01/20 -
    01/27 -
    01/31


    Total loss for January -

    Chris
  • mari_moulinmari_moulin Member, Premium Posts: 3,615 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,615 Member
    Original starting weight - 338.8 lbs (Jan 01,2016)
    January starting weight - 194.6 lbs (Dec 31, 2019)
    January goal - 187 lbs
    Ultimate goal - 160 lbs

    Jan 04 - 189.8
    Jan 11 -
    Jan 18 -
    Jan 25 -

    Total loss for January - 4.8 LBS

    Other than New Year’s Eve/Day, I did very well this week. Got a couple of long walks in, logged all my foods and drank most of my water. I will be focusing on these three points this coming week.

    This weeks goals: Jan week 2

    •Drink a min of 2 liters a day - 0/7
    •Log all my food each day - 0/7
    •Workout at least 5 days this week - 0/5
    edited January 2020
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    December 31 ending weight 144.8 (December loss 0.7 lbs)

    January 1 starting weight - 144.6
    January goal - 142.6 / 139.6

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I'm doing a daily weigh-in challenge (10 Days). I am going to use Mondays, Fridays, and the weekly weigh-in day set by Samantha I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st (W) - 144.6 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    3rd (F) - 144.6 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    4th (S) - 146.2 (Trend Weight 144.9)
    6th (M) -
    📌 7th (T) -
    10th (F) -
    13th (M) -
    📌 14th (T) -
    17th (F) -
    20th (M) -
    📌 21st (T) -
    24th (F) -
    27th (M) -
    📌 28th (T) -
    📌 31st (F)

    January Loss ~

    Thoughts: I missed living yesterday, added out of cycle weight to capture today's bump. I'm way off routine, so not unexpected. Taking it as a warning to get back on track. Can't keep eating whatever and sitting here like a lump 👀

    January Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Continue Meal Planning
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily
    • Work back to exercise goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    30-Day Progress:

    4w.png
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 4,574 Member Member Posts: 4,574 Member
    Female, 59, 5'3"
    MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
    January goal: 152.6
    May goal: 130.0
    Ultimate goal: 112-115

    January 02 - 159.5 - I haven't had a scale for a few days. I thought that it would be worse, but I will definitely take it. Using this as my start weight for the month.
    January 03 - 160.9 - I have some work to do to get off the holiday gain.
    January 04 - 159.6 - I really don't want to see the 160s again.

    Running tally for January Gain/Loss: Gain 0.1
  • elsiecat2016elsiecat2016 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    After maintaining a pretty steady weight (within 5 lbs) for several years, suddenly I have put on 13 lbs due ( I think) to stress, not enough sleep or exercise, and not tracking meals. So here goes.

    Female, 59 5'5"
    Starting weight (I guess I am starting now!) 153.2
    Goal weight 130
    January goal: 145

    Daily goals are to log every bite, weigh in, and either get to the barre studio or walk at least 8K steps
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 7,033 Member Member Posts: 7,033 Member
    I'm so happy to see you back @SamanthaLouiseMence! I hope you are in a much better space now, and I will stop posting over in the October thread.

    The fourth quarter wasn't good for me; my mass is up. At least it's not that much.

    Heaviest weight: 175.4 in early 2013.
    Original MFP starting weight (January 2018) - 168.2
    December 31 starting weight - 146.4 (ten-day rolling average weight 145.2)
    January goal - 143
    Ultimate goal - Range between 142 - 148

    I report scale weight and (ten day average weight).

    December 28: 144.6 (10-day average 145.0)
    January 4: 144.8 (10-day average 145.3)
    January 11:
    January 18:
    January 25:
    January 31:

    Total loss for January: According to my scale, I lost 1.6 pounds since the end of December, but my ten day average is up the tiniest bit. In the past week, though, I gained by both scale and average weight, but by less than a third pound. At least it's less than a couple days ago.

  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Member Posts: 3,392 Member Member Posts: 3,392 Member
    •Lose 5 lbs in January 2020•

    Original starting wgt: 253
    January starting weight: 191
    January goal: 180
    ❄Updating every day through January

    •Monday Updates•📍

    1/01- 191
    1/02- 187
    1/03- 187 - Hopeful that my Monday update will show a lower number.

    1/04 - 188.8 - Back to exercise.

    📍1/06
    📍1/13
    📍1/20
    📍1/27


    edited January 2020
  • dawnbgethealthydawnbgethealthy Member Posts: 4,574 Member Member Posts: 4,574 Member
    Female, 59, 5'3"
    MFP start weight Oct 28.18 - 191
    January goal: 152.6
    May goal: 130.0
    Ultimate goal: 112-115

    January 02 - 159.5 - I haven't had a scale for a few days. I thought that it would be worse, but I will definitely take it. Using this as my start weight for the month.
    January 03 - 160.9 - I have some work to do to get off the holiday gain.
    January 04 - 159.6 - I really don't want to see the 160s again.
    January 05 - 159.6 - Hoping to see a drop soon.

    Running tally for January Gain/Loss: Gain 0.1
  • nanishorananishora Member Posts: 224 Member Member Posts: 224 Member
    Jan SW - 125.4 lbs
    Feb GW - 120 lbs

    Jan 5 - 125.4 lbs
    Jan 8 - 125 lbs

    Jan 15 - 123.5 lbs[\b]
    Jan 22 - 122 lbs[\b]
    Jan 29 - 120.5 lbs[\b]
    Feb 1 - 120 lbs[\b]
    edited January 2020
  • s_rivera_92s_rivera_92 Member Posts: 92 Member Member Posts: 92 Member

    Original starting weight - 201lb
    January starting weight - 185.6lb
    January goal - 178lb
    Ultimate goal - 125lb

    1st - 185.6lb
    7th- (May skip this day because it's my period's projected start date)
    14th -
    21st -
    28th -


    Total loss for January -
  • LisaW57LisaW57 Member Posts: 339 Member Member Posts: 339 Member
    62 years old; 5'2"
    Original starting weight - 158.5 (12/30/2018)
    December 31 ending weight 144.8 (December loss 0.7 lbs)

    January 1 starting weight - 144.6
    January goal - 142.6 / 139.6

    Ultimate goal - 135.0

    I'm doing a daily weigh-in challenge (10 Days). I am going to use Mondays, Fridays, and the weekly weigh-in day set by Samantha I've pinned the weekly weigh-in days for the challenge.

    📌 1st (W) - 144.6 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    3rd (F) - 144.6 (Trend Weight 144.7)
    4th (S) - 146.2 (Trend Weight 144.9)
    6th (M) - 146.0 (Trend Weight 144.9)
    📌 7th (T) -
    10th (F) -
    13th (M) -
    📌 14th (T) -
    17th (F) -
    20th (M) -
    📌 21st (T) -
    24th (F) -
    27th (M) -
    📌 28th (T) -
    📌 31st (F)

    January Loss ~

    Thoughts: I'm back on track with both eating plan and exercise. I'm easing into the exercise by doing some yoga. I seem to be having some problems with my hip, so want to be cautious - and the yoga stretches feel good. I was actually a little lower yesterday. I think this is a bit of fluid gain did to a higher than normal sodium day and stress reaction from the hip.

    January Game Plan & Goals: (Use stats from Fitbit 7 Day Summary)
    • Continue Meal Planning
    • Log meals & exercise daily in MFP
    • Focus on daily 500 calorie deficit goal
    • No calorie intake after 8pm.
    • Hit Fitbit step goal of 5000
    • Hit active minutes goal of 20 minutes daily
    • Work back to exercise goal of 3 days on & 1 rest day

    30-Day Progress:

    4w.png
  • wizzywigwizzywig Member Posts: 1,115 Member Member Posts: 1,115 Member
    Hi, I'm a bit late, but I'd like to join the challenge, I find it hard to lose weight, I lose the same 2-3 lbs over and over again!

    Starting weight: 147 lbs
    January 1st 147 lbs

    January goal: 140 lbs
    Ultimate goal 133 lbs


    1st Jan 147
    7th Jan
    14th Jan
    21st Jan
    28th Jan

    January loss:

    Although I do a lot of walking, I need to do some constructive exercise as I am very unfit! I'm 63 years old , 5 foot nothing and feel too heavy and sluggish.

    I need to focus on diet and exercise to improve my flexibility and health in general, by joining I hope to get the incentive to actually lose weight! Looking to find hints and tips from all of you. :)


  • syreinasyreina Member Posts: 547 Member Member Posts: 547 Member
    @wizzywig I started my journey for the 3rd time at your current weight two years ago. I have discovered that my big game changer was going to the gym with my husband - consistently going (2 to 3 times a week). It really helped my slow weight loss - 10 lbs in 7 months - but for our height, it is great! Keep in mind that I do not go crazy at the gym. I cannot do high impact exercises because my knees can't handle it. My doctor recommended strengthening my quadriceps and hamstrings since the elliptical would give me knee discomfort. If I am lucky, I will barely start to sweat after 15 minutes on the elliptical.

    My typical gym time includes
    20 minute warm-up with squats, lunges, 5 alternate push-ups, 20 sec plan, 16 sit-ups, etc
    20 minute workout, either arm or leg focused
    Leg Day:
    Squats, 3x10
    Lunges, 3x10
    Glute Extension, 3x10, 10lbs
    Leg Extension, 3x10, 10 lbs
    Leg Press, 3x10, 10 lbs
    Arm Day:
    Lateral Raise, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Overhead Press, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Bench Dips, 1x10
    Extension, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Curl, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Flat Fly, 1x10, 3 lbs
    Kneeling Push Up, 1x10
    Lat Pulldown, 1x10, 10 lbs
    10 to 20 minutes on the elliptical, if time allows

    Starting slow is key in my opinion. I was not able to go to the gym for a month in November and now, I cannot handle 3 lb dumbbell exercises for my arms so I use 1 lb weights. I changed my dips and push ups to 5. Once I feel more comfortable, I will increase my weights and reps. (I am also excited to work way back up to 32 sit-ups (4 sets of 8 reps). :D

    In July 2019, I started to calorie count more strictly. I keep a spreadsheet with daily weigh-ins and calorie intake. I attempt to eat between 1200 to 1300 daily. It helped increase my weight loss.

    I am 31 and 5ft.
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