2020Lose 52 Pounds in 52 Weeks Challenge

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  • auto63
    auto63 Posts: 383 Member
    I started fasting on Wednesday 3.4.2020
    Has been going well 12/12. I have been satisfie. Weather getting warmer trying to get outside walk more.


    Starting weight:230
    Goal weight:178
    Current weight:226.6
    Total weight lost: -3.4
    This week's successes: starting fasting
    This week's challenges: visited family bad choices. Losing and gaining same 3 lbs
    January
    1-11- 228 -2
    1-18. 227.6 -.4
    1-25 no weigh in
    Feb
    2-1-2020 231
    2-8 230
    2-14 228.8 -1.2
    2-22 228.6 - .2

    March
    3-7 226.6 -2
  • 12774
    12774 Posts: 1,416 Member
    @Jimb376mfp,thanks fo dropping in. Congrats on adhering to your maintenance goals. I am still struggling but I am not giving up
  • stormywxs288
    stormywxs288 Posts: 575 Member
    By my count, this is week 10 of the 52 weeks of 2020. Of course, that means I should be at 10 pounds lost at this point to be on pace for 52 in 52. I’m only at 5.2 pounds lost this morning. My goal is to get back to 52 pounds in 52 weeks pace by the end of March.

    The good news is I lost 2.2pounds this week and I’m chipping away at the 7 pounds gained on my 2-week vacation. The end of March will be week 13 for us. That means I need to lose 7.8 pounds in the next 3 weeks to get back on pace, I can do this!

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  • osier5
    osier5 Posts: 421 Member
    Highest weight: 250 (07/11/18)
    Challenge starting weight: 173.2 (12/31/19)
    Goal weight: 150
    Current weight: 166.3 (03/01/2020)
    Total weight lost: -83.7
    Challenge weight loss: -6.9

    This week's successes: After 5 days of crazy eating, I managed to reign it in. And even though I ate A LOT, I tracked EVERYTHING.
    This week's challenges: My birthday derailed me! (I only have one every 4 years so I treated myself this year and that caused me to want to eat ALL THE FOOD!)
  • Jimb376mfp
    Jimb376mfp Posts: 5,570 Member
    12774 wrote: »
    @Jimb376mfp,thanks fo dropping in. Congrats on adhering to your maintenance goals. I am still struggling but I am not giving up

    Everyone struggles! The 52/52 challenge helped me focus on how hard it is to lose a pound but how EASY it is to gain, Maintenance is hard too because the pounds are just waiting to come back once you quit doing the right things.
    Stay strong!
  • 12774
    12774 Posts: 1,416 Member
    @Jimb376mfp,thanks for your encouraging words.
  • mariatn2003
    mariatn2003 Posts: 238 Member
    Starting weight: 184.5
    Goal weight: 135
    Current weight: 181.5
    Total weight lost: 3 lbs
    This week's successes: I was able to lose weight
    This week's challenges: My weight keeps fluctuating and I keep overeating.
  • 12774
    12774 Posts: 1,416 Member
    1277412774
    Posts: 1,408
    Member
    I have not been on this chat since October last year. I have gained 6lbs and I am determined to resume my weekly logging as I have done before. My weight loss goal is 175.0 lbs
    1/8/2017... 239.1 lbs Starting weight,the heaviest ever.
    1/8/2018... 219.0 lbs
    1/8/2019... 195.0lbs
    1/8/2020... 211.6lbs

    2/2/2020... 208.8lbs
    2/9/2020... 208.2lbs
    2/16/2020..210.2lbs.Have control the amount of snacking.
    2/23/2020. 209.2lbs :) Stuck to my plan

    3/1/2020...Not done
    3/8/2020...209.2
    3/15/2020.
    3/22/2020.
    3/29/2020.

    4/5/2020..
    4/12/2020.
    4/19/2020.
    4/26/2020.
  • tammierlewis
    tammierlewis Posts: 551 Member
    Highest weight 188.

    Starting weight: 135
    Goal weight: 120

    12/31: 135.0
    1/6: 135.0
    1/27: 143.0
    2/4: 139.2
    2/24: 140.2
    3/3: 142. 0
    3/10: 141.0

    Finally a small loss. More activity this past week. Couple days of travel this week. Hope to keep the downward trend going.


  • dlhollin1
    dlhollin1 Posts: 545 Member
    Every pound gone is a plus, don't get discouraged if the progress is slow.

    Starting weight: 272 (1-1-20)

    Goal WT 220: ohhh that would be freaking awesome bro

    2/26: 267,6 I have really struggled this month after a great January but that's ok, it just makes me more determined to get back on track.
    3/04: 269.0 I have been sucking wind the last couple of weeks this has got to change.
    3/11: 267.8 getting back on track lets do this.

    Weight lost YTD: -4.2

    This week's successes: Focused and determined
    This week's challenges : eat healthy, increase weight training

    Goal is to be down 6lbs April 1
  • timlangan42
    timlangan42 Posts: 55 Member
    Ten weeks into the challenge. The group, which peaked at over 125 members looks to have dropped down to less than 20 (based on the last three weeks' updates), giving more emphasis to the timely advice of @Jimb376mfp of "Just Don't Quit." His accomplishment is but one of many group of members who have stayed the course and come out on the other side of a very long, and sometimes tedious, effort to finally make a positive permanent change in their lives. Thanks Jim and to all of you who have stuck it out. Your accomplishments and occasional setbacks keep me going when I stumble.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs (106 kg)
    Goal weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
    Current weight: 209.6 lbs (97 kg)
    Total weight lost: 23.4 lbs (10.7 kg) - 2.4 pounds this week

    This week's successes: Logged food and stayed within my calorie targets most every day. Drank plenty of water as usual. Two bike rides, one over 30-miles.
    This week's challenges: Getting enough calorie/macro nutrients to support activity. Strength training inconsistent due to flagging energy levels. Animal crackers (not a bad snack, but you just can't eat a whole zoo without paying for it).

    Don't quit! See you next week.
  • montevalloroad18
    montevalloroad18 Posts: 36 Member
    Starting weight: 203 lbs
    Goal weight : 145 lbs
    Current weight :195 lbs
    Total weightloss: 8 lbs

    This week's success: maintaining calorie deficit
    This week's challenge: not exercising
  • ezbreeze6888
    ezbreeze6888 Posts: 78 Member
    Eddie
    Highest Weight 11/1/2019: 282
    Challenge Start Weight: 1/6/2020: 260
    Phase 1 Goal 4/27: 224 LBS. & Heal Herniated Disks in my neck without surgery. & Be able to play golf club again.
    Phase 2 Goal 7/27: 198 LBS. & Free Dive for 1+ Minutes. & Run a 5K.
    Final Goal 10/5: 189 LBS. & Run a 10K.
    Exercise Goal: Minimum 4 workouts per week including Minimum 20 minutes stretching & abs, 20 minutes strength training, 30 minutes cardio per workout.

    1/13 Goal: 256 / Actual: 253.2 / -28.8 Over All / -6.8 for the Challenge
    1/20 Goal: 253 / Actual: 251.4 / -30.6 Over All / -8.6 for the Challenge
    1/27 Goal: 250 / Actual: 246.0 / -36.0 Over All / -14.0 for the Challenge.

    2/03 Goal: 248 / Actual: 244.4 / -37.6 Over All / -15.6 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. A little more movement in the neck. Swinging a golf club not so good, need to strengthen lower back.

    2/10 Goal: 246 / Actual: 238.6 / -43.4 Over All / -21.4 for the Challenge. 4 Workouts Achieved & 2 PT sessions. Neck getting a little better. Golf swing with weighted training club seems a little better. Maybe ready to hit a few balls on the range.

    2/17 Goal: 244 / Actual: 234.8 / -47.2 Over All / -25.2 for the Challenge. Fun Week but a tough one on the diet. 2 Days in the Bahamas… Stone Crab Claws & Mustard Sauce & Conch Salad! And 2 days out of town with family. Worked hard this weekend to get back under last week’s weight and actually lost a few pounds. Managed to get in 4 workouts & 1 PT session. 230 in my sights!

    2/24 Goal: 242 / Actual: 237.8 / -44.2 Over All / -22.2 for the Challenge. I think my body finally caught up with what is going on and put the brakes on the weight loss. Gave back a few pounds this week. That’s okay, Hopefully it is muscle and I am still under my Weekly Goal. Eating Healthy and Working Out but I Need to fine tune my calorie intake and get back to logging in food daily.

    3/02 Goal: 240 / Actual: 237.6 / -44.4 Over All / -22.4 for the Challenge. Hope everyone had a great week! I’ve been eating healthy and exercising but still stuck at 237-238. Going to have to really watch my daily calorie intake and cut back on portions some. Still under weekly goal weight so that is a positive.

    3/09 Goal: 238 / Actual: 236.8 / 45.2 Over All / 23.2 for the Challenge. Hello All. Hope you had a good week. It has been a battle for me. My body is not making it easy for me. Finally got my neck feeling better and now I’m having issues with my middle and lower back. Workouts haven’t had the intensity I would like. Still managed to lose a pound and stayed under weekly goal weight.

    3/16 Goal: 236 / Actual:
    3/23 Goal: 234 / Actual:
    3/30 Goal: 232 / Actual:

    4/06 Goal: 230 / Actual:
    4/13 Goal: 228 / Actual:
    4/20 Goal: 226 / Actual:
    4/27 Goal: 224 / Actual:
  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 276 Member
    Sometimes when people disappear for multiple weeks, it's not because they've given up.

    I had a family emergency suddenly on 2/18 that made weighing regularly and training impossible, and tracking intake was a guessing game at best. I had to set aside deficit aims to be able to deal with everything going on. I suppose I could've checked in here, but without reliable data, there's not much to say for accountability reporting.

    On a positive note, I have managed to slightly increase my muscle mass while decreasing fat and non-muscle lean mass. On the right track overall. Now just need to get back on the deficit train, but taking a diet break until next Wednesday.

    Current Weight:
    183.4 as of 3/11/2020

    Weekly change:
    Accurate reading not available last week, down 1.3 since 2/29, but has been up and down a lot over the sporadic readings I've gotten on various equipment over the last several weeks.

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    -1.3/-13.7/-13.7

    This week's successes:
    • Getting back into routine
    • Walking
    • Strength training 1x

    This week's challenges:
    • Cravings. Loss of intake control. A few binges over the last few weeks.
    • Dealing with family struggles

    Stats/SW/Goal
    High Weight/Stats:
    252.0 pounds, 5'1" F

    Challenge Starting Weight:
    197.1

    Goal:
    21.5% body fat
    (currently estimated around 140)
    History

    Last post:

    Current Weight (:
    182.5

    Weekly change:
    -1.6

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    -1.6/-14.6/-14.6

    This week's successes:
    • Strength training 2x
    • Walking
    • Recovered from off episode
    • Figuring out things with injuries and planning.

    This week's challenges:
    • Figuring out how to diversify cardio without aggravating my body more.
    • Dealing with home struggles

    Q1 History:
    2020/01/01: 197.1
    2020/01/08: 192.5
    2020/01/15: 190.7
    2020/01/22: 187.2
    2020/01/29: 185.0
    2020/02/05: 184.1
    2020/02/12: 182.5
    2020/02/19: ???
    2020/02/26: ???
    2020/02/29 (end of month): 184.7
    2020/03/04: 181.2 (estimated using different scale)
    2020/03/11: 183.4
    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.

  • stormywxs288
    stormywxs288 Posts: 575 Member
    Here we are at week 11 of our 52-week challenge. I had a 1.4-pound loss this week bringing my total loss for 2020 to 6.6 pounds. I’m still 4.4-pounds from the 11 -pounds I should have lost by now. With two more weeks left in March, I need to drop 7.4-pounds to keep up with our challenge.

    That is an aggressive goal, but I’m going for it. Hopefully, this Corona panic won’t interrupt my exercise group, bowling or softball practice. All of those things are helping me address the 7-pounds gained during my two-week vacation. Anyway, no excuses! This is why this forum is called a “CHALLENGE”. If it was easy anyone could do it :*

    This week's success: A loss
    This week's challenge: Corona Panic

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  • FutureMrsWallen2020
    FutureMrsWallen2020 Posts: 18 Member
    Starting weight: 143.9 kg (317.2 lbs) 4th Jan 2020
    Goal weight: 118.4
    Current weight: 139.4 29 Feb 2020
    Total weight lost: 3.7 kg
    This week's successes:
    This week's challenges: I’ve been really depressed since Friday because I’ve had to cancel my wedding due to restrictions in preparation for the corona virus. So upset.
  • lyonet
    lyonet Posts: 18 Member
    Starting weight: 244 lbs (12/29/19)
    Goal weight: 192
    Current weight: 236
    Total weight lost: 8 lbs. :)

    This week's successes: Keeping breakfast low calorie. Exercised 4 days. I am getting back into my exercise routine. Although I have not lost any additional pounds, I have not gained any.

    This week's challenges: I weighed in, but did not log last week. I am behind of our mutual goal by 2 pounds. I have been depressed and overwhelmed by life situations. I have lost may way on my food plan (too much fast food) and I desperately need to regain a workable program.

    This week's plan is to maintain an exercise routine and rebuild a food plan: low calorie breakfasts and lunches, exercise everyday.
  • 12774
    12774 Posts: 1,416 Member
    1277412774
    Posts: 1,408
    Member
    I have not been on this chat since October last year. I have gained 6lbs and I am determined to resume my weekly logging as I have done before. My weight loss goal is 175.0 lbs
    1/8/2017... 239.1 lbs Starting weight,the heaviest ever.
    1/8/2018... 219.0 lbs
    1/8/2019... 195.0lbs
    1/8/2020... 211.6lbs

    2/2/2020... 208.8lbs
    2/9/2020... 208.2lbs
    2/16/2020..210.2lbs.Have control the amount of snacking.
    2/23/2020. 209.2lbs :) Stuck to my plan

    3/1/2020...Not done
    3/8/2020...209.2
    3/15/2020.
    3/22/2020.
    3/29/2020.

    4/5/2020..
    4/12/2020.
    4/19/2020.
    4/26/2021277412774
    Posts: 1,408
    Member
    I have not been on this chat since October last year. I have gained 6lbs and I am determined to resume my weekly logging as I have done before. My weight loss goal is 175.0 lbs
    1/8/2017... 239.1 lbs Starting weight,the heaviest ever.
    1/8/2018... 219.0 lbs
    1/8/2019... 195.0lbs
    1/8/2020... 211.6lbs

    2/2/2020... 208.8lbs
    2/9/2020... 208.2lbs
    2/16/2020..210.2lbs.Have control the amount of snacking.
    2/23/2020. 209.2lbs :) Stuck to my plan

    3/1/2020...Not done
    3/8/2020...209.2
    3/15/2020...209.0lbs
    3/22/2020.
    3/29/2020.

    4/5/2020..
    4/12/2020.
    4/19/2020.
    4/26/202vv
  • osier5
    osier5 Posts: 421 Member
    Highest weight: 250 (07/11/18)
    Challenge starting weight: 173.2 (12/31/19)
    Goal weight: 150
    Current weight: 169.4 (03/15/2020)
    Total weight lost: -80.6
    Challenge weight loss: -3.8

    This week's successes: I ran a virtual half!
    This week's failures: My eating was out of control!