2020Lose 52 Pounds in 52 Weeks Challenge



  • wannabesmaller2017
    wannabesmaller2017 Posts: 433 Member
    This is my year!!

    Starting weight: 198.2
    Goal weight: 130
    Current weight: 198.2
    Total weight lost:
    This week's successes:
    This week's challenges: Getting back to weighing/measuring/logging all my food everyday.

    1/13: 198.9
  • stricklee11
    stricklee11 Posts: 218 Member
    Starting weight: 164.6 lbs
    Goal weight: 145 lbs
    Current weight: 163.0 lbs
    Total weight lost: 1.6 lbs
    This week's successes: I managed to lose weight. I wonder how much of that was water weight.
    This week's challenges: Avoid stress eating. It's been difficult at work and my mother-in-law is in the hospital so I've been hearing the siren call of food. Trying to not overeat this week.
  • Miyoka_Tata
    Miyoka_Tata Posts: 327 Member
    edited January 2020
    Lose 52 Pounds in 52 Weeks Challenge

    Starting weight: 158
    Goal weight: 118
    Current weight: 179.8 as of 1/14/2020 (yeaaa, about that)
    Total weight lost: +21.8 since joining FP
    This week's successes: stuck to my routine, except that ice cream last night.
    This week's challenges: ice cream, mind tricks

    Jan1: 184.2
    Jan8: 183.2
    Jan15: 179.8
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  • Cynnoshah
    Cynnoshah Posts: 4 Member
    I hope I'm not late...
    Im learning about the community tab....so cool....love this challenge....

    Starting weight: 170ish lbs (1/2019)
    Goal weight: 140ish lbs
    Current weight:160 (1/2020)
    Total weight lost: 2020 no weight loss currently (hitting the gym consistently with a mixture of at home workouts)
    This week's successes: I'm working out at the gym today after 11hr shift. I also worked out yesterday. Started back documenting workout and diet details....also started new challenge on MFP
    This week's challenges: Consistency...my sister's wedding is in June that's one motivator to do today what I hold off for tomorrow. It's a journey people....I will be back with updates. Pray for me❤
  • timlangan42
    timlangan42 Posts: 55 Member
    Week 2 is in the books!

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 170 lbs
    Current weight: 223.6 lbs
    Total weight lost: 9.4 lbs
    This week's successes: Logging all my food and exercise. Exercising 4 out of 7 days.
    This week's challenges: Exercising 7 out of 7 (Not necessarily camping at the gym, but some form of exercise each day). getting into a routine. Still all over the place with exercise, food, meal times, etc. Would like to lock in a routine to make it more predictable and repeatable.
  • Lilylady3k
    Lilylady3k Posts: 3,701 Member
    edited January 2020
    “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in day out.” Robert Collier
    A pound a week sounds reasonable ... especially for those of us over 50! Reporting in on Wednesdays since I consider that my official WI this year.

    I'll turn 60 this year and really want to get into Onederland and make it stick this decade!
    2019 Starting Weight: 245 (1/2/2019) BMI 43.4
    2020 Starting Weight: 235 (1/1/2020) BMI 41.6
    Goal weight: <200 in 2020
    Current weight: 233.8
    Total weight lost: 1.2 (10 lb loss in 2019)

    This week's successes: Started vitamin routine again per doctor’s orders! Stuck with journaling, drank more water and but walked a lot less. Got on the bike once.

    This week's challenges: Heading to the fishing camp which always seems like a snacking & drinking environment.


    START Jan 1: 235
    WK01 Jan 8: 234.5 (-.5)
    WK02 Jan 15: 233.8 (-.7)
    WK03 Jan 22:
    WK04 Jan 29:
    Jan Loss: 1.2
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 380 Member
    High Weight/Stats:
    252.0 pounds, 5'1" F

    Challenge Starting Weight:

    21.5% body fat
    (currently estimated around 140)

    Current Weight:

    Weekly change:

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):

    This week's successes:
    • Stuck to my intake goals
    • Strength training 2x
    • Walking

    This week's challenges:
    • Increased pain/physical issues interfering with ability to work out and get a good night's rest.
    • Finding it incredibly hard to keep going (mostly regarding setbacks from the above).
    Last week:

    Current weight: 192.5
    Total challenge weight lost: 4.6

    This week's successes: Staying in deficit.
    This week's challenges: Functioning. I'm dealing with a flare-up of both physical and mental health issues. Dealing with it by planning ahead and prepping what I can when I can.

    Original post:

    I'm not sure I have 52 pounds of fat that I want/need to lose at this point, but I'm close enough that I'm going to call myself "in."

    Starting weight: 197.1 pounds
    (HSW: 252, MFP restart: 242.7)
    5'1" F

    Goal: 21.5% body fat
    (currently estimated at 140-145)

    Current weight: 197.1
    Total challenge weight lost: 0.0

    This week's successes: Getting back into deficit after a maintenance break.
    This week's challenges: Extremely low motivation (for life-ing in general -- not out of the norm, as I battle physical and mental health issues on an ongoing basis).

    A heads up: I will likely go faster than 1 pound/week for the first 4-ish months, then looking to tighten up and go into a slow loss followed by a recomp phase. I'll likely make 52 pounds of weight loss on the scale with some skin loss (hopefully), along with lean mass having to do with the support of the fat stores I have. I am aiming to maintain/increase muscle mass and bone density, so that may throw off the scale results. I do hope to reach my goal body fat percentage by the year's end, whatever scale weight that puts me at.
  • ferlin43
    ferlin43 Posts: 39 Member
    made it though July of last year's 52 week challenge and lost 25 lbs but because I wasn't accountable to anyone I regained all the weight back so I'm going to commit myself to finishing this!! Joined Orangetheory and have been going 3-4 times a week and am logging everything I eat into MFP

    Heaviest Weight 223
    Starting weight 179
    Goal weight 130
  • shenica1
    shenica1 Posts: 84 Member
    Starting weight: Jan 5th: 250
    Goal weight:200
    Current weight: Jan 17: 247
    Total weight lost: 3 lbs
    This week's successes: continued eating healthy for the most part
    This week's challenges: need to work on my water intake
  • cydvicious82
    cydvicious82 Posts: 3 Member
    I am joining this challenge to promote accountability in myself and hopefully this will help me build consistency with exercise habits and better food choices.

    Starting weight: 183lbs
    Goal weight: 150lbs
    Current weight: 183 lbs
    Total weight lost: 0
    This week's successes:opting for a balanced eating plan and resisting the urge to jump on fad diet bandwagons
    This week's challenges: fell down a flight of stairs and feeling a little tender. No major injuries, just some bruises.
  • kelxx
    kelxx Posts: 21 Member
    Because I need to hold myself accountable!

    Bit late to the party aka challenge
    3rd week of Jan 2020 but hear goes...

    Starting weight Jan 17/1: 217lbs
    Goal weight(by end of year 2020): 168lbs
    Current weight: 217 lbs
    Total weight lost: 0lbs
    Starts tonight :Friday night after work
    lots of water and a relaxing walk
    Feeling: inspired👍
  • kelxx
    kelxx Posts: 21 Member
    This week's successes:opting for a balanced eating plan and resisting the urge to jump on fad diet bandwagons

    Me too- something sustainable that can fit in with day to day😊 so I won't gain it all back 😒
  • motheroftwins95
    motheroftwins95 Posts: 554 Member
    I would like to join this challenge. I have been at my goal weight a couple of times in the past and know how good it feels. As I get older (57), it is getting harder to do the things I need to do to lose and maintain the lower weight. I am looking forward to reaching my goal again this year. Let's do this!

    Starting weight: 177.6
    Goal weight: 130.0
    Current weight: 172.8 (Friday, January 17th)
    Total weight lost: 4.8
    This week's successes:
    This week's challenges:

    Weigh-in day - Friday
  • dbhappy
    dbhappy Posts: 46 Member
    Starting weight: 125 kg - 276 lb
    Goal weight: 75 kg - 165 lb
    Current weight: 121.4 kg - 268 lb
    Total weight lost: 3.6 kg - 8
    This week's successes: Had a generally good week this week, finally feeling like I’m catching up with all the jobs so have had a bit of time to myself.
    This week's challenges: The cookie jar at work, so fool bought in jammie dodgers! Had four today >:)

  • auto63
    auto63 Posts: 197 Member
    Lost .4 this week

    Starting weight:230
    Goal weight:178
    Current weight:230
    Total weight lost:
    This week's successes: only ate out 2x this week trying to cook more hard to cook for 1
    This week's challenges: I am bad about drinking water usually 16 oz a day is all I drink. Will drink 32oz a day. Don’t seem like much but looking at achievable goal and success.
    1-11- 228 -2
    1-18. 227.6 -.4
  • turntechBiologist
    turntechBiologist Posts: 374 Member
    I didn't post here last week since I didn't lose anything. But this week I somehow managed to lose 6lbs! :flushed:

    Starting weight: 350.2 (1/4/20)
    Goal weight: 298.2
    Current weight: 344.2 (1/18/20)
    Total weight lost: 6lbs
    This week's successes: Staying within the hours I'm supposed to be eating and not eating for IF.
    This week's challenges: Keeping track of everything I eat.
    1/4/20 - 350.2
    1/11/20 - 350.2 (0lbs)
    1/18/20 - 344.2 (-6lbs)
  • MsArriabella
    MsArriabella Posts: 466 Member
    Starting weight: 190.2
    Goal weight: 130
    Current weight: 193.2
    Total weight lost: 0.8

    01/03 - 190.2
    01/10 - 193.2
    01/17 - 189.4

    This week's successes: Scale is finally moving the right way! Stuck with planned meals, running 3x/wk lifting 3x/wk
    This week's challenges: Continue meal planning and limited snacks, date night may be a challenge!