St. Patrick’s Day Challenge! ☘️

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  • SailorDoom88
    SailorDoom88 Posts: 12 Member
    Hi all. I had a great week and crushed my goals! Started my cycling challenge yesterday and saw a slight uptick on the scale today, as expected (I weigh pretty much daily). I will be curious to see what happens afterward when my muscles recover by 2/24 or so. I have gotten in 5 yoga sessions since 2/9 and haven't had any alcohol, so my mini goals are in good shape. As a reward, I set aside $30 for a season pass at our local mountain bike park, which I've always wanted to do but never had the money or guts to commit to.

    Hope everyone else is feeling positive and energized!

    Mini goals:
    1.) Complete virtual cycling tour from 2/14-2/20 -- focus on rest, hydration, and proper fueling!
    2.) Work on flexibility by regular stretching or yoga practice -- goal is 30 sessions by St. Patty's (quality>duration)
    3.) No alcohol through the end of February -- doing this to support BF, but will benefit me too!
    4.) GW for this challenge is 179 or less

    Reward:
    MTB park season pass.

    2/9: 183.4
    2/15: 182.2
    2/21:
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    3/17: GOAL is 179 or less
  • MichelleMcKeeRN
    MichelleMcKeeRN Posts: 385 Member
    Starting weight: 2/9 148lbs
    Goal weight: 139lbs

    Mini goals:
    1) Hydration 💦 (Drink a gallon of water a day)
    2) Diet 🥑🥦 (Keep calories under 1650 daily)
    3) Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)

    2/9: (For the early birds) 148lbs
    2/15: (Official start date) 145.75lbs
    2/21: Goal 143.75lbs (This would be my lowest weight ever recorded on my cool new scale)
    2/27:
    3/5:
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    3/17: Oh how I would love to see 139lbs on the scale! Heck, I would love to see 139.875lbs (I have a huge scale, like the doctors office, that measures accurately to 1/8th lb).

    2/15 I drank a gallon of water and ate the right amount 5/6 days. I forgot to bring my A game Saturday. I put in about 2.5-3 hours at the gym this week. I plan to knock the next 6 days out of the ball park.
  • bitaniaisaac2900
    bitaniaisaac2900 Posts: 16 Member
    edited February 2021
    Heyy let's go!

    Starting weight: 164
    Goal weight: 155 (- 9 lbs)

    Mini goals:
    1) Hydration 💦 Drink 3L+ daily
    2) Diet 🥑 cut down on some carbs (bread, pasta), sugar, and oil 🥦 more salads and fasting
    3) Fitness 👟 (Exercise everyday. No matter how small)

    WEIGHT
    2/15:165
    2/21:
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    Luck is on our side! 🌈

  • chloeguo
    chloeguo Posts: 114 Member
    Starting weight: 2/9 139.8lb
    Goal weight:-7.5 lbs =132.3lb

    Mini goal:
    1) No late night snacks
    2) Track calories on MFP

    2/9: 139.8
    2/15: 140
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  • Steph_135
    Steph_135 Posts: 3,309 Member
    1- The habit of first morning coffee and then exercise, is set. 🎉 I’m still shocked that this habit stacking works. Me? Exercise? Never would have thought it possible. I’d rather clean the kids’ bathroom than exercise (if you have kids- messy kids) you know what I mean.

    I did habit stacking when I was teaching myself violin last year. I love what you said @TheresaM787 ! Very inspiring!
  • Steph_135
    Steph_135 Posts: 3,309 Member
    SW (2/15): 159
    Loss goal: 4.5 lbs
    GW: 154.5

    Mini goals:
    1) Diet 🥑🥦 (Eat 4-5 servings vegetables daily)
    2) Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)

    2/15: 159 - Exercise is on a roll! Veggies...? We're working on it!!
    2/21:
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  • acrylicfox
    acrylicfox Posts: 295 Member
    Steph_135 wrote: »
    1- The habit of first morning coffee and then exercise, is set. 🎉 I’m still shocked that this habit stacking works. Me? Exercise? Never would have thought it possible. I’d rather clean the kids’ bathroom than exercise (if you have kids- messy kids) you know what I mean.

    I did habit stacking when I was teaching myself violin last year. I love what you said @TheresaM787 ! Very inspiring!

    You taught yourself violin?! AMAZING tell me more! did you use some kind of system or workbooks?
    (I've always wanted to learn but couldn't prioritize the cost of lessons)
  • SLuv0710
    SLuv0710 Posts: 25 Member
    edited February 2021
    I'd love to join! I found this just in time and read every post.. Just rejoined MFP...weight hasn't changed much, but definitely feeling some physical blah a year into the pandemic. I'm a mom in her mid-40's, currently work at home. I'd like to drop 10 lbs overall, but feeling more confident in how I look is most important.

    SW: 153.2
    GW: 149 (3+ lbs)

    2/15: 153.2
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    Mini goals! (Love this!)
    1) 100 oz of water daily 💦
    2) 100 grams protein daily
    3) Strength train 3 per week 💪
  • JanetRN
    JanetRN Posts: 2 Member
    I would love to join-I need the accountability! I used to belong to Calorie King and the challenges definitely helped me progress.
    I’m a 58 y/o RN with a desk job, empty nester, enjoying life with my hubby and 2 pups and watching my adult children grow and succeed.

    SW: 192.6
    GW: 155

    2/15: 192.6
    2/21:
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    Mini goals:
    1. Track food and water on MFP
    2. Begin a consistent exercise routine
  • MichelleMcKeeRN
    MichelleMcKeeRN Posts: 385 Member
    @Steph_135 If you ever need any veggie ideas, let me know. I love the flavor and variety in soup, stir frys, lasagna, spaghetti, omelettes... basically everything.
  • Tracergirl
    Tracergirl Posts: 19 Member
    My mini goal:

    Fitness 👟 (Exercise 3 hours every 6 days)
    Drop 2lbs a week

    2/9: 199.9 SW
    2/15: 200.2 - Going the wrong way!
    2/21:
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  • omd79
    omd79 Posts: 10 Member
    Hello!
    So a little late to the party but would like to attend 😁
    SW: 108
    GW: 92- 98lbs (healthy BMR & BMI)
    Goal lose 9- 16lbs by St Patrick's Day and keep it off!
    Plan 1. Get back outdoors running, hopefully the marathons will be back this year and accountability is key. And get back to three different activities a week, everyday except the day of rest😂
    Plan 2. Stick to daily calorie allowance.

  • pinknshady
    pinknshady Posts: 13 Member
    Hey, how is everyone doing?? It was really hard for me to get on track after the chocolate and wine on Sunday 😂 but we fasted for Ash Wednesday and that was enough to boost my motivation. Meal prepped all day- chicken breast, egg muffins, breakfast patties and veggies. Since this is my first weekend holding myself to a calorie budget I wanted to be extra prepared. Will update my weight on Sunday, good luck thru the weekend!
  • vnorris25
    vnorris25 Posts: 14 Member
    I'm a little late, but would love to jump into this Challenge! It's been freezing here in Alberta, Canada (I'm talkin' -40 🥶) So I need a little extra motivation to get moving!

    weight loss goal! 7.8 Lbs

    Starting Weight: 137.8 lbs
    Goal Weight: 130 lbs

    Mini goal:
    Fitness 👟 Exercise 1 hour every. single. day (I have dogs, so this shouldn't be too hard, I just need the motivation to stay outside for longer than 10 mins haha

    2/18 (late start) 137.8 lbs
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  • goal06082021
    goal06082021 Posts: 2,120 Member
    @vnorris25 As long as you maintain a 500 calorie per day deficit from your TDEE, you should come within spitting distance of GW in six weeks. Stay safe out there, -40 is nothing to F with! Nature doesn't care about your fitness goals but we do!
  • goal06082021
    goal06082021 Posts: 2,120 Member
    edited February 2021
    Original SW: 252.8 (11/13/2020)
    Challenge SW: 243.1 (2/5/2020)
    Challenge GW: 235

    Mini Goals:
    * Ring Fit Adventure on weekends + at least 1 weeknight
    * Limit snacks to 300cal per day
    * At least one long (30+min) outdoor walk per week

    I weigh in on Fridays, so I'm adjusting the check-in dates.
    2/12: 241.4
    2/19: 239.8
    2/26:
    3/5:
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    All right! This has been a good week. I have indeed gotten some Ring Fit Adventuring in last weekend and one night this week, planning to do some more this weekend. I also got that outdoor walk in - I went to two different parks last Sunday and did a loop of their walking trails, totaling 60 minutes, and also did a 20-minute circuit of the parking lot at work on Tuesday, LOL. It was nice. My snacks were under 300cal for 5 out of the last 7 days, so that's decent. Overall I'm pleased with my progress and ready to continue crushing it.
  • MichelleMcKeeRN
    MichelleMcKeeRN Posts: 385 Member
    pinknshady wrote: »
    Hey, how is everyone doing?? It was really hard for me to get on track after the chocolate and wine on Sunday 😂 but we fasted for Ash Wednesday and that was enough to boost my motivation. Meal prepped all day- chicken breast, egg muffins, breakfast patties and veggies. Since this is my first weekend holding myself to a calorie budget I wanted to be extra prepared. Will update my weight on Sunday, good luck thru the weekend!

    @pinknshady Meal prep is where it is at! I meal prep for busy days but tend to like to find recipes and cook on the weekend anyways.

    So far my week has been really good. I made some really fun meal prep for work this last week. I started this challenge at 148lbs. Last weigh in I was down to 145.75lbs. Now, I am down to 144.25lbs. I am hoping to lose a half pound over the next couple days but my weight typically goes up a tiny every weekend. I am going snowboarding tomorrow so I will have to eat more.

    How is everyone else doing?
  • W: 286
    CW:264.4
    Goal weight for 3/17 is 255
    My mini-goals are to drink a gallon of water a day and walk at least 3 days a week.

    2/8 (because I weighed in this morning already) 264.4
    Just under a gallon of water each day and no start to working out yet. Next week I will try to meet that goal.
    2/12 (I like to weigh in on Fridays typically)259.4
    2/19 260.4
  • Louz163
    Louz163 Posts: 239 Member
    St. Patrick’s Day Challenge! ☘️

    13/02/21 - 160lbs
    20/02/21 - 157lbs

    After a couple weeks of not losing weight im so glad ive lost 3lbs

    Last week i was setting my target to lost 6lbs by st patricks day so half way there and bonus if i lose more by then 🤞🏻
  • IndyFitAgain
    IndyFitAgain Posts: 67 Member
    I do my 'official' weigh-in and progress pics on Fridays (Photo Fridays, of course!)

    2/10: Start weight - 282.6 lbs
    2/12: 281.8 lbs - 'Before' pic posted
    2/19: 281.2 lbs
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    3/19: Goal weight - 270 lbs