New Year Finish Line - Weight Loss Challenge

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  • ImNikki6
    ImNikki6 Posts: 32 Member
    Im in.... hopeful I stay motivated
    Challenge Start Weight: 222.5
    Weight Today: 222.5
    Challenge Goal Weight: 199
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    ImNikki6 wrote: »
    Im in.... hopeful I stay motivated
    Challenge Start Weight: 222.5
    Weight Today: 222.5
    Challenge Goal Weight: 199

    Welcome aboard, @ImNikki6 !!

    I began at 228 lbs & I found I remained motivated if
    1) I did Better than my goal!
    2) wasn’t too hungry
    3) had a compelling reason to weigh less!!

    I set my goal to 1 lb a week, and lost faster than that, so I felt encouraged, and I wasn’t very hungry either! 500 calorie daily deficit from a lot of calories wasn’t too bad.

    Dig deep for the reason you want to lose weight. Keep asking why until you get the reason that is Super Compelling.

    Why do you want to lose weight?
    To be healthier?

    Why do you want to be healthier?
    To hopefully live longer & do more (less fatigue)

    Why do you want to live longer?
    To be with my loved ones for as long as humanly possible & be able to do active things with them!

    BINGO!

    Ever time I’m tempted to say, “heck with this” I remember my Big Why & keep exercising, tracking food, etc.

    I hope this helps!

    (One lb a week fo 11-12 weeks would be about 210.5-211.5 & if you get lower GREAT!)
  • zamphir66
    zamphir66 Posts: 582 Member
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 158.8
    Trend weight: 160.2
    Total Lost: 8.4

    Days until 1/1/21: 79
    Goal weight: 155
  • Bemybestby60
    Bemybestby60 Posts: 895 Member
    zamphir66 wrote: »
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 158.8
    Trend weight: 160.2
    Total Lost: 8.4

    Days until 1/1/21: 79
    Goal weight: 155

    So close... congratulations!!!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    My 10 Day Trending weights:

    157.2 8/20/20 START

    157.0 8/27/20 -0.2
    156.8 9/3/20 -0.2
    156.2 9/10/20 -0.6
    155.6 9/17/20 -0.6
    155.1 9/24/20 -0.5
    154.7 10/1/20 -0.4
    -2.5 in 6 weeks 0.416/wk


    10/8/20
    10/15/20
    Last 10 days Trend weights:
    10/5. 154.6 1:18 ex bike
    10/6 154.5 1;08 ex bike
    10/7 154.4 1:02 ex bike
    10/8 154.5
    10/9 154.3 1:50 walk!!❤️! Skies safe finally!!!
    10/10 154.4 2:04 Walk/hike
    10/11 154.5 100 minutes walk
    10/12 154.5 1:36 hike with hill
    10/13 154.6 1:20 walk -gentle slope
    10/14 154.7

    Trend wt going up. Will see what happens next few days.... could be nothing...

    10/14 still going up although exercise is up & calories down. Holding tight. Watching calories. Exercise difficult with the temps. Could well be the extreme heat as I tend to retain 💦 then.


    This is still very exciting to be in 154’s!

    Intrigued to see where this 2nd journey will take me 💐

    SW 228.3 1/1/16
    Lost weight over 3 years
    In maintenance goal range past 25 months Now trying to edge lower as COVID is a great time for me to do so.

    12 weeks to my 5 year anniversary of beginning this journey!

  • durhammfp
    durhammfp Posts: 497 Member
    08/31 SW: 157
    09/25 GW: 155
    10/30 GW: 153
    12/31 GW: 150

    10-day trending weights from Libra:

    09/04: 156.1
    09/11: 155.1
    09/18: 154.9
    09/25: 154.8

    10/02: 154.9
    10/09: 154.8
    10/16: 155.0*
    10/23:
    10/30:

    *Back to where I was over a month ago. :-(
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    My 10 Day Trending weights:

    157.2 8/20/20 START

    157.0 8/27/20 -0.2
    156.8 9/3/20 -0.2
    156.2 9/10/20 -0.6
    155.6 9/17/20 -0.6
    155.1 9/24/20 -0.5
    154.7 10/1/20 -0.4
    154.5 10/8/20 -0.2
    -3lbs in 7 weeks = -0.43 lb/wk 😃

    10/15/20
    Last 10 days Trend weights:
    10/8 154.5
    10/9 154.4 1:50 walk!!❤️! Skies safe finally!!!
    10/10 154.4. 2:04 Walk/hike
    10/11 154.5 100 minutes walk
    10/12 154.5 1:36 hike with hill
    10/13 154.6 1:20 walk -gentle slope
    10/14 154.7 - WAY too hot
    10/15 154.6. 1:47 AM walk
    10/16 154.7. 3:39 major hike - up 75 stories!!
    10/17 154.6 1:18 AM hike to avoid heat

    Trend wt going up. Will see what happens next few days.... could be nothing...

    Trend wt inching up. Watching it. Back to exercise in a big way that often impacts water retention...for me.


    This is still very exciting to be in 154’s!

    Intrigued to see where this 2nd journey will take me 💐

    SW 228.3 1/1/16
    Lost weight over 3 years
    In maintenance goal range past 25 months Now trying to edge lower as COVID is a great time for me to do so.

    11 weeks to my 5 year anniversary of beginning this journey!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 5,806 Member
    edited October 2020
    My Name is Donna. I am 60 years old and I live in the Midwest USA. I am 5’ 5” tall. My relapse in my weight loss journey started last November (2019) so I am here to make sure my situation does not get worse as we enter another season that is laden with many food-filled holidays. Most challenges weigh daily or weekly. I will experiment with weighing intermittently during this challenge.

    My highest weight: 253
    Highest weight on MFP: 235
    Weight on Aug 20, 2020 (Challenge start): 209.5
    Goal: 194.5 by January 1st 2020


    I am starting this challenge late.


    October 18: 208.2 My weight went up overnight. Too much bread.


    ******* THANK YOU @ZAMPHIR66 FOR STARTING THIS CHALLENGE*****************

  • zamphir66
    zamphir66 Posts: 582 Member
    Starting weight: 167.4
    Today's weight: 160
    Trend weight: 159.8
    Total Lost: 7.4

    Days until 1/1/21: 75!
    Goal weight: 155
  • Rukhsans
    Rukhsans Posts: 7 Member
    I would like to join too!
    Start date: 19/10/20
    Starting weight: 184.6
    January 4th 2021 weight: 150.0
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    Rukhsans wrote: »
    I would like to join too!
    Start date: 19/10/20
    Starting weight: 184.6
    January 4th 2021 weight: 150.0

    @Rukhsans Welcome!!

    3.14 lbs per week is ambitious. 3.14x3,500=10,999 or 1570 deficit of calories PER DAY.

    Usually, unless there is a medical necessity, it’s generally recommended not to lose more than 1-2lbs per week. And it’s recommended not to eat fewer than 1200 calories per day.
    You don’t want to lose too
    Much muscle!

    However I’ see you’ve been here a few years, so likely you have a plan!!!

    Good Luck!
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    My 10 Day Trending weights:

    157.2 8/20/20 START

    157.0 8/27/20 -0.2
    156.8 9/3/20 -0.2
    156.2 9/10/20 -0.6
    155.6 9/17/20 -0.6
    155.1 9/24/20 -0.5
    154.7 10/1/20 -0.4
    154.5 10/8/20 -0.2
    -3lbs in 7 weeks = -0.43 lb/wk 😃

    10/15/20
    10/22/20
    10/29/20
    Last 10 days Trend weights:
    10/10 154.5 2:04 Walk/hike
    10/11 154.5 100 minutes walk
    10/12 154.5 1:36 hike with hill
    10/13 154.6 1:20 walk -gentle slope
    10/14 154.7 - WAY too hot
    10/15 154.6. 1:47 AM walk
    10/16 154.7. 3:39 major hike - up 75 stories!!
    10/17 154.7 1:18 AM hike to avoid heat
    10/18 154.7 134 min walk -climb
    10/19 154.7. 137 min walk - flat

    Trend wt going up. Will see what happens next few days.... could be nothing...

    Trend wt inching up. Watching it. Back to exercise in a big way that often impacts water retention...for me.

    Seems to be leveling & inching down- watching it


    This is still very exciting to be in 154’s!

    Intrigued to see where this 2nd journey will take me 💐

    SW 228.3 1/1/16
    Lost weight over 3 years
    In maintenance goal range past 25 months Now trying to edge lower as COVID is a great time for me to do so.

    11 weeks to my 5 year anniversary of beginning this journey!

  • Bemybestby60
    Bemybestby60 Posts: 895 Member
    Bemybestby60
    Starting weight: 193 lbs
    Today's weight: 192
    14 day moving average: 192.28
    Days until 1/1/21: 71
    Goal weight: 175 lbs

    Did not post last week because my train went off the track with Thanksgiving. Back on the track.
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 5,806 Member
    My Name is Donna. I am 60 years old and I live in the Midwest USA. I am 5’ 5” tall. My relapse in my weight loss journey started last November (2019) so I am here to make sure my situation does not get worse as we enter another season that is laden with many food-filled holidays. Most challenges weigh daily or weekly. I will experiment with weighing intermittently during this challenge.

    My highest weight: 253
    Highest weight on MFP: 235
    Weight on Aug 20, 2020 (Challenge start): 209.5
    Goal: 194.5 by January 1st 2020


    I am starting this challenge late.


    October 18: 208.2 My weight went up overnight. Too much bread.
    October 21: 206.2 Wow! Proud of my changes but it will likely level off soon on my scale.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    Bemybestby60
    Starting weight: 193 lbs
    Today's weight: 192
    14 day moving average: 192.28
    Days until 1/1/21: 71
    Goal weight: 175 lbs

    Did not post last week because my train went off the track with Thanksgiving. Back on the track.

    Hey @Bemybestby60 !
    Losing 18lbs in 10 weeks is a deficit of
    1.8lbs x 3,500csls/lb or 6,300 cals/week or 900 calorie deficit daily.

    I’m wondering if you want to re-set your 1/1/21 goal to a lb a week? Or a 500 calorie deficit? Then, if you do lose more, you’ll just be extra happy.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    My 10 Day Trending weights:

    157.2 8/20/20 START

    157.0 8/27/20 -0.2
    156.8 9/3/20 -0.2
    156.2 9/10/20 -0.6
    155.6 9/17/20 -0.6
    155.1 9/24/20 -0.5
    154.7 10/1/20 -0.4
    154.5 10/8/20 -0.2
    -3lbs in 7 weeks = -0.43 lb/wk 😃

    10/15/20
    10/22/20
    10/29/20
    Last 10 days Trend weights:
    10/12 154.5 1:36 hike with hill
    10/13 154.6 1:20 walk -gentle slope
    10/14 154.7 - WAY too hot
    10/15 154.6. 1:47 AM walk
    10/16 154.7. 3:39 major hike - up 75 stories!!
    10/17 154.6 1:18 AM hike to avoid heat
    10/18 154.7 134 min walk -climb
    10/19 154.6 137 min walk - flat
    10/20 154.6 92 min walk
    10/21 154.5 2 hour walk

    Trend wt going up. Will see what happens next few days.... could be nothing...

    Trend wt inching up. Watching it. Back to exercise in a big way that often impacts water retention...for me.

    Seems to be leveling & inching down- watching it

    Turning in the right direction!!


    This is still very exciting to be in 154’s!

    Intrigued to see where this 2nd journey will take me 💐

    SW 228.3 1/1/16
    Lost weight over 3 years
    In maintenance goal range past 25 months Now trying to edge lower as COVID is a great time for me to do so.

    10 weeks to my 5 year anniversary of beginning this journey!
  • Bemybestby60
    Bemybestby60 Posts: 895 Member
    Bemybestby60
    Starting weight: 193 lbs
    Today's weight: 192
    14 day moving average: 192.28
    Days until 1/1/21: 71
    Goal weight: 175 lbs

    Did not post last week because my train went off the track with Thanksgiving. Back on the track.

    Hey @Bemybestby60 !
    Losing 18lbs in 10 weeks is a deficit of
    1.8lbs x 3,500csls/lb or 6,300 cals/week or 900 calorie deficit daily.

    I’m wondering if you want to re-set your 1/1/21 goal to a lb a week? Or a 500 calorie deficit? Then, if you do lose more, you’ll just be extra happy.

    Thank you @MadisonMolly2017 for taking your time to figure it out for me. I will sleep on it. I have adjusted my goal once this year. I have been focusing on building habits. I really appreciate your advice.
  • Bemybestby60
    Bemybestby60 Posts: 895 Member
    My 10 Day Trending weights:

    157.2 8/20/20 START

    157.0 8/27/20 -0.2
    156.8 9/3/20 -0.2
    156.2 9/10/20 -0.6
    155.6 9/17/20 -0.6
    155.1 9/24/20 -0.5
    154.7 10/1/20 -0.4
    154.5 10/8/20 -0.2
    -3lbs in 7 weeks = -0.43 lb/wk 😃

    10/15/20
    10/22/20
    10/29/20
    Last 10 days Trend weights:
    10/12 154.5 1:36 hike with hill
    10/13 154.6 1:20 walk -gentle slope
    10/14 154.7 - WAY too hot
    10/15 154.6. 1:47 AM walk
    10/16 154.7. 3:39 major hike - up 75 stories!!
    10/17 154.6 1:18 AM hike to avoid heat
    10/18 154.7 134 min walk -climb
    10/19 154.6 137 min walk - flat
    10/20 154.6 92 min walk
    10/21 154.5 2 hour walk

    Trend wt going up. Will see what happens next few days.... could be nothing...

    Trend wt inching up. Watching it. Back to exercise in a big way that often impacts water retention...for me.

    Seems to be leveling & inching down- watching it

    Turning in the right direction!!


    This is still very exciting to be in 154’s!

    Intrigued to see where this 2nd journey will take me 💐

    SW 228.3 1/1/16
    Lost weight over 3 years
    In maintenance goal range past 25 months Now trying to edge lower as COVID is a great time for me to do so.

    10 weeks to my 5 year anniversary of beginning this journey!

    Congratulations on your 5th year anniversary.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 9,147 Member
    Bemybestby60
    Starting weight: 193 lbs
    Today's weight: 192
    14 day moving average: 192.28
    Days until 1/1/21: 71
    Goal weight: 175 lbs

    Did not post last week because my train went off the track with Thanksgiving. Back on the track.

    Hey @Bemybestby60 !
    Losing 18lbs in 10 weeks is a deficit of
    1.8lbs x 3,500csls/lb or 6,300 cals/week or 900 calorie deficit daily.

    I’m wondering if you want to re-set your 1/1/21 goal to a lb a week? Or a 500 calorie deficit? Then, if you do lose more, you’ll just be extra happy.

    Thank you @MadisonMolly2017 for taking your time to figure it out for me. I will sleep on it. I have adjusted my goal once this year. I have been focusing on building habits. I really appreciate your advice.

    @Bemybestby60
    Of course! It’s so individual...done our motivated by stretch goals & some are overwhelmed by them. You know you❣️