JANUARY 2020 Challenge

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  • stormywxs288
    stormywxs288 Posts: 800 Member
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    This is the first official check-in for me in 2020. Losing 0.8 lbs. in less than a week is somewhat of a Christmas miracle, given the amount of Christmas/New Year/Holiday goodies I was exposed to and my lack of discipline. Yesterday I think we killed off the last of the holiday non-keto food and I’ve been prepping keto meals to start this year and decade off right.

    I’m grateful for the new decade. I’ve now known keto for two full years. The first year I was dedicated to keto and it served me well. Last year I was more keto-ish than keto and I gained weight and lost many of the non-scale victories (NSV) I gained in year one. My hope is this new decade will inspire me to get back to a more keto disciplined way of existing (WOE).

    I’m also looking forward to being motivated by all your success on this thread. I can’t wait to see your weight losses and hear about the NSVs you gain as we pursue this crazy good WOE.

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  • kelbry08
    kelbry08 Posts: 9 Member
    edited January 2020
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    HW: 262
    CW: 197
    GW: 160

    January GW: 185

    Wed 01/01: 197.0
    Sunday 01/05: 193.6
    Sunday 01/12:
    Sunday 01/19:
    Sunday 01/26:
    Friday 01/31:
  • DayTradingMissy
    DayTradingMissy Posts: 4 Member
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    Hi Everyone! Im new! Well new to the group, not Keto! Can someone enlighten me on how to use this:
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    HW: xxx
    CW: xxx
    GW: xxx

    January GW: xxx

    Sunday 01/05:
    Sunday 01/12:
    Sunday 01/19:
    Sunday 01/26:
    Friday 01/31:
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    Thank you Keto Komrades!

    Day Trading Missy
  • chinatowninchina
    chinatowninchina Posts: 1,279 Member
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    @DayTradingMissy Welcome and all you need to do is what you've done, except add your weight as well. So any January goal and what you weigh each Sunday or if this week whenever you started. You can also add your start weight etc or anything else you want to really! There is also a Spread Sheet you can use, also in the announcements section where you found the January Challenge. Just add your name and your weight. Some people use it and some don't, it's up to you. <3
  • swall0810
    swall0810 Posts: 148 Member
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    Hi all! New to the group but not Keto

    HW: 186
    CW: 180
    GW: 150

    January GW: 176

    Wed 01/01: 186
    Sunday 01/05: 180
    Sunday 01/12:
    Sunday 01/19:
    Sunday 01/26:
    Friday 01/31:
  • valleygirl74
    valleygirl74 Posts: 159 Member
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    JANUARY 2020

    Wednesday January 1st. (for all those at home and turning over a new leaf) Ugh 230
    Sunday. 01/05 226
    Sunday. 01/12
    Sunday. 01/19
    Sunday. 01/26
    Friday 01/31. (to finish the month)
  • chinatowninchina
    chinatowninchina Posts: 1,279 Member
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    @valleygirl74 yippeee, you're back and lost weight since the 1st January!! <3
  • chinatowninchina
    chinatowninchina Posts: 1,279 Member
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    Friday January 3rd 176.4
    Sunday. 01/05. 174.4 (-2)
    Sunday. 01/12. 172.2 (-2)
    Sunday. 01/19
    Sunday. 01/26
    Friday 01/31.

    Well yippeeedooooh, encouragement at long last or maybe just that I'm committed and doing it properly at long last!
  • maureli
    maureli Posts: 722 Member
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    I would like to join in here, I am up 6 lbs since Christmas. I always have a really hard time getting myself back on track after the holidays....it is a wicked cycle for me. I am a couple of weeks late, but better late than never!
    I do great during the day....its all about the evening. I like my to snack too much!

    My goal for January is to lose 10 lbs. Maybe that is asking too much.

    Before Christmas - 140
    Sunday Jan 12 - 146.5
    Sunday Jan 19 -
    Sunday Jan 26 -
    Friday Jan 31 -
  • nwatermelonsugar
    nwatermelonsugar Posts: 12 Member
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    Had a good week. I did okay with food cravings until Saturday night. So I just stayed out of the kitchen and made it through without cheating!

    HW: 296.8 (3/2018)
    GW: 150

    Wednesday 01/01: 268. 8
    Sunday 01/05: 267 (-1.8)
    Sunday 01/12: 262.8 (-4.2)
    Sunday 01/19:
    Sunday 01/26:
    Friday 01/31:

  • stormywxs288
    stormywxs288 Posts: 800 Member
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    Although I can’t claim to have been Keto clean last week, I can say I was Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). My clean week. as evidenced by the loss of 8 pounds to report in the first full week here in our Monthly Challenge Forum. is proof Keto or LCHF suits me fine? When I adhere to this Way of Existing (WOE), I feel great and good things happen to my mind and body.

    Plus, I <3 eating high fat! How can you not be happy with bacon, butter. and coffee as staples in your diet? However, “Talk is cheap” and we’re only 1.5 weeks into 2020. I want to embrace this crazy WOE for the other 50 weeks left in 2020. :D

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  • squirley13
    squirley13 Posts: 112 Member
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    HW: 247.5
    CW: 154
    GW: 135 or waist 32.5”
    January GW: 149
    Wednesday 01/01: 154
    Sunday 01/05: 158
    Sunday 01/12: 154
    Stressed 😩 out hormonal full moon 🌕 week so hopefully everything goes down from here!
  • bwrabbit11
    bwrabbit11 Posts: 10 Member
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    JANUARY 2020

    Wednesday January 1st. (for all those at home and turning over a new leaf) 135.0
    Sunday. 01/05 132.0
    Sunday. 01/12 129.4
    Sunday. 01/19
    Sunday. 01/26
    Friday 01/31. (to finish the month)
    I didn’t have any cravings this past week until yesterday...helped out a friend cook at the local farmer’s market. OMG, egg rolls and fried rice!!! Stayed strong and busy and powered through! 😇
  • bwrabbit11
    bwrabbit11 Posts: 10 Member
    edited January 2020
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    Anyone here testing ketones? First time for me...measured moderate. Is that an optimal reading or should I strive for a larger amount?
  • AzarielMoon
    AzarielMoon Posts: 36 Member
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    bwrabbit11 wrote: »
    Anyone here testing ketones? First time for me...measured moderate. Is that an optimal reading or should I strive for a larger amount?

    Hi. I test my ketones once a week. I'm generally between 1.5 and 2.5 mmol/L. I've had weeks as low as 0.7 and still recorded a loss on the scales. I try to check in the mornings when still fasted from overnight, as I noticed my levels are lower after food.
    If you're concerned about the numbers, perhaps see how you go for a few weeks of just recording them and your food diary, and see what happens. If you're seeing a loss on the scales then you probably don't need to worry too much. If no loss, look at the foods you are eating again. If really worried, see your family doctor or dietitian. It's different for everyone.
    I don't know many people actually check their ketone levels, simply watching their food intake is generally enough?
    I figure if I don't eat properly and slip out of ketosis, I'll get the 'keto flu' symptoms again once I start eating properly again.
  • valleygirl74
    valleygirl74 Posts: 159 Member
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    JANUARY 2020

    Wednesday January 1st. (for all those at home and turning over a new leaf) Ugh 230
    Sunday. 01/05 226
    Sunday. 01/12 223
    Sunday. 01/19
    Sunday. 01/26
    Friday 01/31. (to finish the month)
  • YesPlesiosaur
    YesPlesiosaur Posts: 14 Member
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    Wednesday January 1st 148.8
    Sunday. 01/05 145.2 (-3.4)
    Sunday. 01/12 144.1 (-1.1)
    Sunday. 01/19
    Sunday. 01/26
    Friday 01/31

    I have felt overall quite good this week. I made keto pancakes with softboiled eggs and an avocado for breakfast this morning which was a nice weekend treat, but I haven't had many carb cravings and my energy levels have been good.
  • AzarielMoon
    AzarielMoon Posts: 36 Member
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    Not far from this months goal. Not going to push for it, but it is within sight with 2 weeks to go still.
    I've been averaging 1kg loss each week since beginning keto in early Oct 2019. 2kg to lose in 2 - 2&1/2 weeks has been doable, but I also know that it'll start getting harder to lose as I have less to lose.

    HW: 103.8kg (June '18)
    Keto SW: 99.6kg (3rd Oct '19)
    GW: 58kg
    January GW: 83kg

    Monday 23rd Dec: 86.4kg
    Monday 6th Jan: 86.6kg
    Monday 13th Jan: 84.9kg

    I've been happy with my non-scale victories too.
    I'm going to need new clothes soon as what I have is getting loose and I'm having to adjust regularly during the day lol.
    I've been cooking a lot more and even getting my partner and our 9yo daughter having keto dinners most nights so not having to prepare multiple meals.
    Have had a couple of days of eating out and found keto-friendlier options. (One of my big fears was not having any options for eating out, though we don't do it often)
    I'm finding it easy to motivate myself to get to the gym once a week, but want to try to add another 2 days a week over the next couple of months.
  • chinatowninchina
    chinatowninchina Posts: 1,279 Member
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    bwrabbit11 wrote: »
    Anyone here testing ketones? First time for me...measured moderate. Is that an optimal reading or should I strive for a larger amount?

    once you've become fat adapted, about 6 to 8 weeks in doing Keto the readings don't much matter as what they measure is just the ketones you have 'left over' in your pee! In other words the ones your body isn't actually using to keep working.

    If you are following low carb/keto then eventually your body will probably be using most of the ketones it produces.
    I agree though, in the early stages it's reassuring to see some pink so that you know it's working, the depth of colour doesn't matter.