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**Accountability Buddies**: Lose 10 lbs by June 14

goyologogoyologo Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
Welcome Back Old Buddies and Welcome New Buddies!

This thread is an extension of our two earlier challenges "Lose 20lbs by Dec 1 Accountability Buddies" & "Lose 20lbs by April 5 Accountability Buddies." Some of us have made goal (YAY! Congratulations!) but some of us are still working our way toward it, so we are starting this "**Accountability Buddies**: Lose 10lbs by June 14" group.

We have decided to put this challenge into a shorter time frame this time - time being so, well, weird these days and, I don't know about you, but I am having new challenges with food and exercise that I think may feel easier to manage if I can just tackle them one day at a time, one week at a time, for a total of about 10 weeks.

This is a "no frills" challenge. Personally, I love to read people's reports of their challenges and successes each week of the challenge, and it is great to give and get likes, hugs, and supportive comments, but the key thing that this challenge involves is to ** show up once a week and post your weight**. That is all. :)

Below are some instructions on how to join this challenge and post your weight weekly, in case you don't know how to do it.

Thank you for joining this challenge, and best wishes for making good progress toward meeting your June 14 goal!


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To join this challenge, copy the text below, paste it into the reply window, then edit it to show your original, starting, and goal weights:

Original Weight: (on your original start date)
Starting Weight: (on date you start the challenge)
Goal Weight:

W1 4/12:
W2 4/19:
W3 4/26:

W4 5/3:
W5 5/10:
W6 5/17:
W7 5/24:
W8 5/31:

W9 6/7:
FINAL!!! 6/14:

What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not :smile: ):



Hit "Post Reply" to post it.


Here's how to continue participation for the remaining weeks of the challenge:

First, from inside the thread, hit the "star" at the upper right of the page. This will keep this thread as a favorite, and yours/others' most recent responses to the thread will show up in your account community section on the "bell" at the upper right. You can click on the most recent response in the bell list to go back to this thread to read the most recent responses to it and/or add a new response of your own.

Second, to add a new post, updated to show your new weight for the week, click the "community" page, click "search". At the lower left, to the left of the green "search" icon, click the downward arrow at the right of the "Search" window. That will open up a set of new windows beneath the "search window", called "Title", "Author", "Category", etc. In the Author window, type your username. Scroll down with the arrow at right in Category window, choose "Challenges." At the very bottom, at "Date within:" I always choose "2 weeks" and to the right I type "today". Click the "search" button. This should bring up list of your posts within the last two weeks.

Click the post where you reported your last weight to our group. Select text and copy it using "edit" in upper left bar of your browser. Now scroll down to the bottom of the page. In the "Reply" window, paste the text. Within the reply window, edit the text to add your new weight and any comments you wish to make. Hit "Post Reply." Your progress chart, with new weight added, will appear.

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  • goyologogoyologo Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    Original Weight: 161.7 (August, 2019)
    Starting Weight: 135.2 (April 5, 2020)
    Goal Weight: 130

    W1 4/12:
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    W4 5/3:
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    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not :smile: ):

  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,946 Member Member Posts: 1,946 Member
    Original Weight: 280 (4/1/2019)
    Starting Weight: 185 (4/6/2020)
    Goal Weight: 175-180

    W1 4/12:
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    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ): I'm in again. Still deciding where I want to be for maintenance. I've been slacking a little last few weeks and it's time to kick it in gear again. Thanks Goyo for starting another challenge and nice job on the last one.
    edited April 6
  • jimboden3jimboden3 Member Posts: 95 Member Member Posts: 95 Member
    Starting Weight: 240 (July 2019)
    Challenge Starting Weight: 207.3 (Apr 5, 2020)
    Goal Weight: 197

    W1 4/12:
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    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    Despite falling short of the goal, I feel like I really benefited from the accountability in the last accountability period
  • readmerantreadmerant Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Original Weight 11/5/19: 190
    Starting Weight 4/6/20: 149.3
    Goal Weight: 135

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week:

    Thanks for starting a new challenge! Last challenge went really well and I am hoping I can carry some of that energy and focus forward into this one. This week I lost almost a pound which I expect will be my new normal so I should be able to get very close to my ultimate goal this challenge. Of course loosing weight has gotten significantly harder. I now work from home and struggle a lot more staying away from unhealthy snacking here then I did in the office. Trying to create new at home eating habits will really be a focus of mine in the next few weeks, wish me luck! I am so close to my goal and I have two milestones coming I would like to use to help measure my weight loss/life style change. I know I can't base all of weight loss success on those milestone dates but I am hoping to use them to help drive my determination. Cheers to any successes we can have in these trying times!
  • mommykitty81mommykitty81 Member Posts: 284 Member Member Posts: 284 Member
    Original Weight: 249.4 (4/8/2020)
    Starting Weight: 249.4 (4/8/2020)
    Goal Weight: 239

    W1 4/12:
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    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ): I missed having a group you be accountable to. I used to be apart of one in 2012/2013 and it helped me lose 65lbs. So I'm new to your group but not the idea. Thank you for this group. I truly need it. I am limited on exercise but I will get to where I can do more.
    edited April 8
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,946 Member Member Posts: 1,946 Member
    Original Weight: 280 (4/1/2019)
    Starting Weight: 185 (4/6/2020)
    Goal Weight: 175-180

    W1 4/12: 186.2
    W2 4/19:
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    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ): I've been retaining water big time lately, but also going over on calories a bit. I've upped my free weight & body weight training in the process and doing same amount of cardio @ 7 days a week. It's been tough trying to gain more muscle and also try and get leaner. No worries, I'll adjust. It's all a process on where I want to end up for maintenance weight. I still need to dial it down and concentrate on staying in calorie goal. Onward to a new week.

    edited April 12
  • jimboden3jimboden3 Member Posts: 95 Member Member Posts: 95 Member
    Starting Weight: 240 (July 2019)
    Challenge Starting Weight: 207.3 (Apr 5, 2020)
    Goal Weight: 197

    W1 4/12: 207.1

    We're supporting local restaurants for our Saturday dinners and the little neighborhood Mexican restaurant nearby makes great food - the problem is it's hard to keep to small portions (and those salty nacho chips) show up on my Sunday morning weigh-in :( Since I was 2 lbs less yesterday, I'll chalk it up some of it to water weight and will push for a bigger drop next week.
  • bethmoreynoldsbethmoreynolds Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member
    Original Weight: October 2019, 244#
    Starting Weight: 210.7#
    Goal Weight: 160#

    W1 4/12: 210.7
    W2 4/19:
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    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week: I’ve been hitting my step goal everyday this last week, but I think I’ve been using that as an excuse to eat beyond my calorie limit. I HATE logging my food but it does help me to stay on track and I see better results, anyone have useful tipper for the lacking logger?
  • Anna247exoAnna247exo Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    Original Weight: 237 (June 2019)
    Starting Weight: 198 (April 12 2020)
    Goal Weight: 190

    W2 4/19:
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    What I'd like to share about my progress this week: Decided to take a break from diet and excersice this week. I was stressing a little too much about it so took a week off. And since i'm starting a week late my goal is to only lose 8lbs to make it to an even 190lbs! I'm feeling a lot better and excited to get started!
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,946 Member Member Posts: 1,946 Member
    gleekyanna wrote: »

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week: Decided to take a break from diet and excersice this week. I was stressing a little too much about it so took a week off. And since i'm starting a week late my goal is to only lose 8lbs to make it to an even 190lbs! I'm feeling a lot better and excited to get started!

    good for you. i'm doing a bit of that myself. everyone needs a diet break here and there, especially those of us that have been non-stop cutting.
    edited April 12
  • mommykitty81mommykitty81 Member Posts: 284 Member Member Posts: 284 Member
    Original Weight: 249.4 (4/8/2020)
    Starting Weight: 249.4 (4/8/2020)
    Goal Weight: 239

    W1 4/12: 245.6
    W2 4/19:
    W3 4/26:

    W4 5/3:
    W5 5/10:
    W6 5/17:
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    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ): I ate a lot better these past few days than I have been normally. Plus I drank 4 bottles of water a day.
  • goyologogoyologo Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    Original Weight: 161.7 (August, 2019)
    Starting Weight: 135.2 (April 5, 2020)
    Goal Weight: 130

    W1 4/12: 134.8
    W2 4/19:
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    W4 5/3:
    W5 5/10:
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    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ):
  • goyologogoyologo Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member

    Original Weight: October 2019, 244#
    I HATE logging my food but it does help me to stay on track and I see better results, anyone have useful tipper for the lacking logger?

    I am a lacking logger, too :blush: . Couple of MFP food diary features I have found helpful:

    One time-saver is to make your frequently consumed meals into a "meal" (e.g., if you usually have the same cereal + milk + fruit each day for breakfast, make that into a "meal" called "usual breakfast #1"); then when you go to log you can choose "usual breakfast #1" from the "meal" list, rather than recording "cereal", "milk", & "fruit" individually for that day's breakfast.

    If you tend to eat the same, or only a small variety of meals, day-to-day, you may also find "quick tools" useful.
    You can easily click "yesterday" to list yesterday's meal, or go back in time to find a particular meal and click to today's date to "send forward" a past meal to be today's. This saves you from having to fill in each meal, item-by-item, every day. Which can become tedious, for sure.
  • readmerantreadmerant Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Accountability Buddies!
    Starting Weight 11/5/19: 190
    Starting Weight 4/6/20: 149.3
    Ultimate goal weight: 135

    Week 1 4/12 149.0
    Week 2 4/19
    Week 3 4/26
    Week 4 5/03
    Week 5 5/10
    Week 6 5/17
    Week 7 5/24
    Week 8 5/31
    Week 9 6/07

    Final!!!! 6/14:

    What I've learned about myself:
    Well yesterday morning I was 147.4 and today I am back up to 149 so I guess enjoying Easter dinner had some consequences. Hoping to see a fast dip back down as I focus on eating healthy this week. I have managed to walk over 15,000 steps a day for the past two weeks so hopefully I can keep that up while I add back in some strength training now that I have time for both after work. Good luck everyone!

    Total loss Challenge to date: 0.3
  • PlannerTypistPlannerTypist Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    Original Weight: (156.6 Apr 2019)
    Starting Weight: (146.8 Apr 16/20)
    Goal Weight:135

    W1 4/12:
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    W4 5/3:
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    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share:
    Hi, I am new to joining in any groups on MFP but have used the app for years now. I would like to lose 10 more pounds and definitely need 'accountablity buddies' for additional motivation.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,946 Member Member Posts: 1,946 Member
    Original Weight: 280 (4/1/2019)
    Starting Weight: 185 (4/6/2020)
    Goal Weight: 175-180

    W1 4/12: 186.2
    W2 4/19: 184.8
    W3 4/26:

    W4 5/3:
    W5 5/10:
    W6 5/17:
    W7 5/24:
    W8 5/31:

    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week: back in the right direction. been really watching the sodium intake.

  • mommykitty81mommykitty81 Member Posts: 284 Member Member Posts: 284 Member
    Original Weight: 249.4 (4/8/2020)
    Starting Weight: 249.4 (4/8/2020)
    Goal Weight: 239

    W1 4/12: 245.6
    W2 4/19: 244
    W3 4/26:

    W4 5/3:
    W5 5/10:
    W6 5/17:
    W7 5/24:
    W8 5/31:

    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ): I just watched what I ate. I still ate "normal" meals with my family, just ate portions sizes.
  • Anna247exoAnna247exo Member Posts: 38 Member Member Posts: 38 Member
    Original Weight: 237 (June 2019)
    Starting Weight: 198 (April 12 2020)
    Goal Weight: 190

    W2 4/19: 196.6
    W3 4/26:

    W4 5/3:
    W5 5/10:
    W6 5/17:
    W7 5/24:
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    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week: been trying to go on more walks! I have noticed i've been drinking less water so i will try to drink more water this week.
  • SteelyGamsSteelyGams Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member
    Original Weight: 184 (4/11/20)
    Starting Weight: 184 (4/19/20)
    Goal Weight: 174

    W1 4/12: 184
    W2 4/19: 184
    W3 4/26:

    W4 5/3:
    W5 5/10:
    W6 5/17:
    W7 5/24:
    W8 5/31:

    W9 6/7:
    FINAL!!! 6/14:

    What I'd like to share about my progress this week (or not ): Starting today, but it looks like my join date and the starting date for the challenge line up in a happy coincidence. Progress??? I took a walk!

    Thanks for setting up the challenge.

  • jimboden3jimboden3 Member Posts: 95 Member Member Posts: 95 Member
    Starting Weight: 240 (July 2019)
    Challenge Starting Weight: 207.3 (Apr 5, 2020)
    Goal Weight: 197

    W1 4/12: 207.1
    W1 4/19: 208.5

    I forgot to weigh myself first thing this morning but this suggests I'm probably about the same as last week. It seems like I'm stuck in that 205 - 210 range.
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