2020Lose 52 Pounds in 52 Weeks Challenge

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  • MelodiousMermaid
    MelodiousMermaid Posts: 277 Member
    Calling today my "Wednesday" as I'll be heading back out of town to support family as the family emergency (a medical/life-threatening issue) continues, with hospitalization reaching a month and still in the CICU at an out-of-state facility. It will likely be a simpler stay of a few days, but need to keep things flexible.

    I have a feeling that March is going to end up being a gain. My psych ordered a trial of a different med, and the trial has not been a success, and I'm thinking may actually be causing more issues. A different med trial has been ordered and I will start it tomorrow, so hopefully things will get ironed out over the next few weeks.

    Current Weight:
    189.4 as of 3/11/2020

    Weekly change:
    +6.0

    Cumulative change (Month/Quarter/Year):
    +4.7/-7.7/-7.7

    This week's successes:
    • Logging the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.
    • Walking
    • Strength training 2x

    This week's challenges:
    • Cravings. Loss of intake control. Binges.
    • Dealing with family struggles
    • Med change causing increased sleep/appetite/control issues

    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:
    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

    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
    2020/03/17: 189.4
    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.
  • montevalloroad18
    montevalloroad18 Posts: 36 Member
    Starting weight: 203 lbs
    Goal weight : 145 lbs
    Current weight :195 lbs
    Total weightloss: 8 lbs

    This week's successes: started walking and maintained my calorie deficit.
    This week's challenge: building a workout routine
  • timlangan42
    timlangan42 Posts: 55 Member
    Week 11 done! I hope everyone is healthy and active. March has brought with it a host of obstacles to staying on track with diet and exercise. First backtrack on the path to losing as I make the shift to other ways to stay active and healthy this month. Still ahead of the challenge, but dipped below my personal goal of 2 lbs/week for the first time.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 170 lbs
    Current weight: 211.6 lbs
    Total weight lost: 21.4 lbs, + 2 pounds this week

    This week's successes: Logged food and stayed within my calorie targets most every day. Drank plenty of water as usual.
    This week's challenges: Corona virus has shut down the gyms and several places I used to get my steps in. The amount and types of meats and produce has been limited with all the panic buying. Bicycle was down for repairs. Struggling to stay motivated with the routine disruptions.

    Stay healthy. See you next week.
  • 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 1200 Leg Lifts/Leg Kicks/Side Leg Lifts/Sit Ups. Minimum 20 minutes stretching & abs, 20 minutes strength training, 20 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: 235.2 / -46.8 Over All / -24.8 for the Challenge / -1.6 this week. Had a good start to the week but was out of town Thursday, Friday and Saturday and ate out a lot and missed a few workouts. Got back on track Saturday night and Sunday to get back under my weekly goal.

    3/23 Goal: 234 / Actual: 237.4 / -44.6 Over All / -22.6 for the Challenge / +2.2 this week. Good news / Bad News… Good news: I was able to play 2 rounds of golf and my neck and back are doing well. Bad news: (other than the world shutting down for Corona Virus) I was out of town for a couple days and ate out and take out and I gained a couple pounds back and I am above my weekly goal weight for the first time since I started November 1st. Doesn’t help that my gyms (even the community gym at my complex) are closed. Really need to bear down and stick to healthy eating and get my exercise in this week and get back on track with weekly weight goal! No Excuses!

    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:
  • 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
    3/24: 141.0

    The last couple of weeks have been stressful and totally out of my control. I received that dreaded call...come home, your Mother is dying. I made it back with just a couple of hours to be with her. Everything moved too fast and too slow at the same time. In that time the entire world has changed around me.

    Now to get back to some resemblance of our "new" normal. So glad I have amino home gym.

    Stay safe everyone. This too shall pass.

  • tammierlewis
    tammierlewis Posts: 551 Member
    osier5 wrote: »
    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!

    Congratulations! On your half. Virtual or not, you can it. I have done several virtual, including a couple of half. Great job!
  • montevalloroad18
    montevalloroad18 Posts: 36 Member
    Starting weight: 203 lbs
    Goal weight : 145 lbs
    Current weight :193 lbs
    Total weightloss: 10 lbs

    This week's successes: more walking and maintained my calorie deficit.
    This week's challenge: building a workout routine and making healthy food choices.
  • timlangan42
    timlangan42 Posts: 55 Member
    Week 12. Back on track, even though I'm not working out or eating as well as I'd like. Despite last week's anomaly, I'm maintaining more than losing as I fight to remain active in ways other than visiting the gym and taking long rides as the shutdown establishes a new normal.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 170 lbs
    Current weight: 209.4 lbs
    Total weight lost: 23.6 lbs, -2.3 pounds this week

    This week's successes: Logged food and stayed within my calorie targets most every day. Drank plenty of water as usual. Cleaned the house, tended to the yard, and finished a bunch of other overdue projects.
    This week's challenges: CoViD-19 restrictions still in place pushing more people outside to the walking/riding trails making riding a bit more challenging and easier to rationalize sitting in front of the TV or on the laptop for hours on end. The kids being home means more processed food and snacks have wiggled their way into my diet.

    Be safe. Stay healthy. See you next week.
  • motheroftwins95
    motheroftwins95 Posts: 512 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 (January 1, 2020)
    Goal weight: 130.0
    Current weight: 171.0 (Friday, March 27th)

    Total weight lost: 6.6
    This week's successes: Back to posting.
    This week's challenges: Everything!!! Missed 3 weeks due to vacation, sickness, and all the uncertainty. Trying to get back in the habit of tracking and posting.

    Weigh-in day - Friday
  • 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

    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.
    3/29: 265.0 slow and steady. trying to keep focused with all the distractions, working from home etc.

    Weight lost YTD: -7.0

    This week's successes: Food choices were pretty good. Exercise was really good.
    This week's challenges : More weight training, healthy choices limiting carbs & added sugars

    Goal is to be down 10lbs May 1
  • stormywxs288
    stormywxs288 Posts: 575 Member
    March was a bust for me. By my calculations we are in week 13 of our 52-week challenge. So, to live up to the name of our challenge, I should be at 13 pounds lost. I’ve only lost 3.8 pounds this year! That puts me close to 10 pounds behind the pace of one pound per week.

    No fooling around! On April fool’s Day, I’m going to take this challenge seriously. I’ve used my vacation in February and the pandemic in March as excuses. When I report back here next Sunday, in April, I will start to catch up to the 10 pound deficit I’ve created .

    Starting weight: 190 lbs
    Goal weight : 148 lbs
    Current weight :186.2 lbs
    Total weightloss: 3.8 lbs

    This week's successes: No Corona Virus here
    This week's challenge: Stop making excuses

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  • eminater
    eminater Posts: 2,490 Member
    edited March 2020
    HSW: 257.8
    CSW: 218.2 lbs (01.01.2020)
    UGW: 143
    CGW: 163

    Weigh-ins on Wednesdays

    00. 01.01.2020 218.2 lbs
    01. 08.01.2020 213.8 lbs
    *skipped a few!*
    14. 30.03.2020 211.8 lbs

    Total challenge weight lost to-date: 6.4 lbs

    Week 13
    This week's successes: I have started tracking everything - about 2 weeks ago and re-started this challenge
    This week's challenges: I need to increase my exercise as I am housebound due to the covid lockdown.
  • 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 1200 Leg Lifts/Leg Kicks/Side Leg Lifts/Sit Ups. Minimum 20 minutes stretching & abs, 20 minutes strength training, 20 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: 235.2 / -46.8 Over All / -24.8 for the Challenge / -1.6 this week. Had a good start to the week but was out of town Thursday, Friday and Saturday and ate out a lot and missed a few workouts. Got back on track Saturday night and Sunday to get back under my weekly goal.

    3/23 Goal: 234 / Actual: 237.4 / -44.6 Over All / -22.6 for the Challenge / +2.2 this week. Good news / Bad News… Good news: I was able to play 2 rounds of golf and my neck and back are doing well. Bad news: (other than the world shutting down for Corona Virus) I was out of town for a couple days and ate out and take out and I gained a couple pounds back and I am above my weekly goal weight for the first time since I started November 1st. Doesn’t help that my gyms (even the community gym at my complex) are closed. Really need to bear down and stick to healthy eating and get my exercise in this week and get back on track with weekly weight goal! No Excuses!

    3/30 Goal: 232 / Actual: 234.4 / -47.6 Over All / -25.6 for the Challenge / -3.0 this week. Hope everyone is staying safe and virus free. Even more reason to eat healthy and get your vitamins and minerals in and keep your immune system strong. Tried to keep from splurging this week and was able to get 3 pounds back. Need to get some good cardio in this week and get back to my weekly goal weight.

    4/06 Goal: 230 / Actual:
    4/13 Goal: 228 / Actual:4/20 Goal: 226 / Actual:
    4/27 Goal: 224 / Actual:
  • montevalloroad18
    montevalloroad18 Posts: 36 Member
    Starting weight: 203 lbs
    Goal weight : 145 lbs
    Current weight :191 lbs
    Total weightloss: 12 lbs

    This week's successes: maintained my calorie deficit. Staying home and staying safe.
    This week's challenge: building a workout routine and making healthy food choices started adding more sugar and carbs less of greens.
    Will have to prep some healthy alternatives.
  • tammierlewis
    tammierlewis Posts: 551 Member
    edited March 2020
    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
    3/24: 141.0
    3/31: 140.8

    Trying to establish my new normal life. Have gotten in a couple of runs this past week and DH has started biking with me again. Now to get back on track with my logging and mindful eating.

  • timlangan42
    timlangan42 Posts: 55 Member
    Week 13.

    Starting weight: 233 lbs
    Goal weight: 170 lbs
    Current weight: 204.6 lbs
    Total weight lost: 28.4 lbs, -4.8 pounds this week

    This week's successes: Logged food and stayed well within my calorie targets. Drank plenty of water as usual. Increased my bike rides to 34 miles. Staying active. Trying new, healthy foods. Doing a lot of cooking.
    This week's challenges: Strength training seems to have gone out the window along with diversity in training.
  • motheroftwins95
    motheroftwins95 Posts: 512 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 (January 1, 2020)
    Goal weight: 130.0
    Current weight: 169.6 (Friday, March 27th)

    Total weight lost: 8.0
    This week's successes: Small loss
    This week's challenges: Trying to stay safe, stay strong and stay out of the snacks!

    Weigh-in day - Friday

  • Limsha2
    Limsha2 Posts: 18 Member
    SW 204 4/4/20
    GW 135
    Restarting Challenge, Disapeared for several weeks due to health issues 2 operations later I am now recovered and can start exercise again today! I have kept an eye on everyones progress well done,
  • SammyC121
    SammyC121 Posts: 12 Member
    I think I’m joining the party a little late but we still have 39week to go so no time like the present
    Current weigh 69.4kg
    Goal weight 59kg