15 pounds to lose challenge August-October 31, 2021
Joining from the last challenge.
Welcome to everyone new whose joined!
Highest weight 225 2020
2021 starting weight 180.8
Challenge goal loss 9 lbs
I'll weigh in on Saturdays this challenge.
8/20 161.6 (Weight is coming off slowly, but the last couple weeks I've been consistently exercising, and walking a lot more. I know I'll still make my challenge goal.)
8/28: This week decided I needed to switch things up, so I put the scale away and uploaded a pedometer to my phone. I'm waiting on a band to arrive so I can wear it. I'll share my step count next week.
My SmartScale app won’t update. Sorry.7
I will post my weight tomorrow... I have high hopes!
I feel fully recovered now from my hiatal hernia repair procedure. So I'm swimming again, and I've started taking a bunch of fitness classes at my gym: Aqua Fit, Bodyflow, M7: Strong, and Yoga Restore. I'm also looking at starting Tai Chi classes again, after 5 years. This all adds up to at least 2 hours of exercise per day! Fortunately, I've got the time, so I'm going to use it wisely.15
Checking in 👋
I'm on step 3 of The Sparkle Project ~
Making a mood board.
Cutting out pictures from magazines (I'm gona read the magazines first....they cost me money !) So I will probably be on this step for a little while, I want to enjoy the process anyway and I'm not gona rush it.
In one of the magazines I got a hand sanitiser, lip gloss, lip salve & a herbal tea bag ! So that's pretty cool 😆 iv not bought myself a magazine for a LONG time.
I like this! I made vision boards with magazines for three years in a row. You motivated me to make a mood board now!
CHALLENGE GOAL: lose ~18 pounds by October 31st (13 weeks)
highest weight: 330 (7/10/2020)
August 1st starting weight: ~238
October 31st goal weight: 220
ultimate goal weight: 210-220 (whatever gets me down to ~20% body fat)
Aug 01 : 237.9 (starting weight)
Aug 08 : 238.0 : gained 0.1,
Aug 15 : 237.9 : lost 0.1, total loss = 0.0
Aug 22 : 235.0 : lost 2.9, total loss = 2.9
Aug 29 : 232.6 : lost 2.4, total loss = 5.3
Sep 05 :
Sep 12 :
Sep 19 :
Sep 26 :
Oct 03 :
Oct 10 :
Oct 17 :
Oct 24 :
Oct 31 :
Goal : 220.0 : desired loss = 18.0
I may not make my goal quite yet, but that's okay. I'm trying to lose at a more moderate pace now in anticipation of the day I will begin the weight maintenance phase. If I can lose a pound a week, I'll be happy.
SW 9/14/20-255 lbs (Heaviest wt second time, Started new job, less stress, not having a micromanager anymore!)
UGW-122 lbs ( lowest wt 2009, kept off about 5 years, got lazy and then had a bad fx and had to learn to walk again)
Surgery 5/3/21-240.5 lbs (gallbladder)
MFP SW 5/14/21-232.2 lbs
8/29/21-203.0 lbs. Doing well. Keeping on track. I'm not sure if I'll meet my goal of under 200 lbs by 9/1/21 AM weigh in but I can't complain about 9 lb loss! I'm doing a procedure prep today for Monday, of Clear liquids + so that may help me reach it! The good part of the prep! Routine test for a bad family history of 3 generations and praying for a clean bill of health! Started using my Elliptical last Sunday, instead of walking, as it was raining all day. Hadn't used it since pre 10/15. It burns a lot more calories and gets my heart rate up exponentially.
I am down 4 pounds this week. I am happy about that did not make my weight goal for this month but I happy with getting rid of the weight. I hope everyone is doing good.13
8/30 150 lbs.
8/23 151 lbs.
8/16- 151 lbs.
8/7 - 154 lbs
Okay, down one pound again. Hoping this is a positive trend. Old (pre March 2019) work routine starts tomorrow, which presents an opportunity for more constant, heathy movement during the day. 👍 Also means there is an opportunity for stress and bad eating habits. 😬 The movement really helps tho. Hoping for the best. 💕10
Challenge Start Weight: 293.8
Current Weight: 287
Challenge Goal Weight: 278 Loss (-15.8 lbs)
Ultimate Goal Weight: 184
8/16: 292.4 ⬇️ (-1.4 lbs) Working on staying under daily calories and carbs. Yesterday carbs were a little higher than I like.
Still need to improve on doing exercises at least 4 days a week, for 20 to 30 minutes each time. New to exercising will try harder during this next week. Drink at least 67 FL oz of water daily.
8/23: 291.8 ⬇️ (-6 oz) Not much loss this past week; but any loss is better than a gain.
8/30: 287 ⬇️ (-4.8 lbs) Daily calorie allotment is (1,500), I stay at or below for the most part. Only once in awhile do I go over.
August Total Loss: ⬇️ (-6.8 lbs)
I'm very happy with the weight I've lost so far, Well on my way to reaching my goal for the end of October. 😄 Looking forward to what September will bring.
September Total Loss:
October Total Loss:
Challenge Total Loss:
Oh my gosh. It says "vacation" but really hard work helping two students (grandkids) get into their college dorm & apartment. Lots of steps helped counteract the dinners out. So I'm happy with the progress so far.
Challenge Start Weight: 150.5 Goal: 135 # of Weeks: 13
Percentage of loss predicted: 10% (goal is reasonable and attainable!)
Weigh-in days: Wednesday (mid-week)
08/01 - 150.5
08/04 - 150
08/11 - 149 vacation
08/18 - 148 vacation
08/25 - 147 vacation
08/31 - Aug Goal: 145 Actual:
Hello! I’m 33F, 5’4 and started using MFP again at the end of May and feel like I am in it for the long haul this time, learning how to cook healthy foods and creating healthy habits.
May 28th 2021 Weight 240lbs (also my highest weight)
Ultimate goal weight 170lbs (I’ll reassess once there but that feels more like a doable goal right now)
Challenge starting weight- 220.4lbs
Challenge end goal- 205lbs
Sunday is my weigh in day
08/08- 216.2lbs -4.2lbs Surprising amount of weight loss this week, I didn’t exercise a few days this week due to fun time and am thinking was probably backed up a bit last week
08/15- 226.6 +.4, total -3.8. Had a 2lb gain in middle of week, not sure why exactly besides random body fluctuations, only had one day was over calorie goal, by about 300 calories. I was tired and had a lack of motivation this week, did exercise 4 days so that’s something
08/22- 215.2 -1.4, Total -5.2 Pretty good this week, just over calories one day due to Pizza, exercised 5 days this week and then had a 6th day I walked a lot more than normal due to grocery shopping.
08/29- 214.8 -.4, total -5.6 Brought home take out Friday and went to a wedding(small, outdoors) and had cake on Saturday so am happy it was still a loss despite being small. Exercised 5 days and was under my calorie goal 5/7 days
Goal for the month: 5 lbs - hoping for more
08/01 -start @ 186
August loss/gain -
Challenge loss/gain -8
Aug 1: 74.8
Aug 31: 70.3
- 4.5 so far
After almost a month of eating no artificial sugar, I had bad cravings on Sunday. Without any feelings of guilt I decided to have whatever I felt like. To my surprise it actually didn’t make me sick. 😁
Since Monday I have been eating healthily again.
8.3 to go. I am on track and very happy with my progress😊
Goal weight Oct 30: 6211
Thank you RubyRed427 for starting this challenge!
I'm in !!I have 15 to get rid of to get back to my 60 pound goal.
71 year old female...5'5" ...I used to be 5'7" but arthritis hit and I lost two inches, so now that two inches is squished around my waist like the billows of a big accordion... ...Oh, well. I'll just keep working on it.
Heaviest ever - 192.2
August start weight - 149.4
October 31st goal weight - 132.2
I weigh in on Mondays. -
08/01 - 149.4
08/02 - 149.2
08/09 - 149.4
08/16 - 146.6
08/23 - 148.2 ...two b'day parties!! yumm!
08/30 - 148.6
August loss/gain -
Challenge loss/gain -
Would like to join 😊9
I weigh:Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday & Saturday.9
Starting Weight with MFP: 225 (23/3/21)
Challenge Starting Weight: 167.5 (31/7/21)
Challenge Goal Weight: 140.5 (@ 9lb/mo, my goals are 158.5 on Sept 1, 149.5 on Oct 1, 140.5 on Nov 1)
Aug 3:. ..166.5 (-1)
Aug 10:. 164.5 (-2)
Aug 17:. 162.5 (-2)
Aug 24:. 160.5 (-2)
Aug 31:. 157.5 (-3) August goal of 158.5 met
September goal: 149.512
CloverDemeter Posts: 55 MemberHeight: 5'5"
Highest Weight: 174.0 lbs (6/7/21)
Ultimate Goal: 130 lbs
August 1st Weight: 172-174 lbs (didn't weigh in as it was my birthday weekend!)
October Goal: 147 lbs
---Joining late, but I was on vacation from 8/1-8/11! And I managed to LOSE about 4 lbs!!! On vacation! I didn't think it possible, but honestly, after some reflection I realized it was simply because I didn't eat until I was hungry on my road trip. That's all!---
But I needed that win badly. I have been trying to lose weight since the start of the pandemic (where I weighed 148 lbs after dropping a lot the previous year), and instead I only crept up. And up and up! But this body survived a pandemic and I'm not going to say anything bad about it.
However, with this new boost of motivation from accidental weight loss, I have a fire lit within me again (FINALLY) to stay on this track! Even just 5 lbs down, my rings feel looser, my face feels less bloated, and I just over-all feel so much better. I can only imagine what losing the extra 40 lbs will do!
My goal for the end of October will put me back in the healthy weight range for my height. I felt FANTASTIC there last year and can not wait to be back. But my biggest motivation this time around is because in October, we are going to start trying for a baby.:)I want to go into that next phase of my life happy and healthy, not just for myself, but for a hopeful future growing baby too.
I feel more focused, ready, and at peace with what's to come now more than ever. I know what to do and what's expected of me, and I couldn't feel more ready for it.
8/1: ~174 lbs
8/13: 171.4 lbs
8/18: 168.8 lbs
8/31: 169.8 lbs
Weight lost in August: ~4.2 lbs
I wanted to lose more, but I will absolutely take this loss! It's been a few months since I've been back in the 160s, and it feels AMAZING! I swear as soon as I crossed that threshold, my whole body felt the world better. I can only imagine how it will feel to reach the 150s again!
September goal: 159 lbs10
Original starting weight - 250.4 (3/01/2021)
Ultimate goal - One-derland!April-July Challenge
1st - 237.8
8th - 236.4
15th - 234
22nd - 230.2
28th - 228.6
1st - 228.8
8th - 226.2
15th - 225.6
22nd - 224.2
28th - 222.4
31st - 222
Jun 01: 223.8
Jun 07: 219.6
Jun 15: 218
Jun 22: 217.6
Jun 29: 217
Jun 30: 216.8
Jul 01: 217
Jul 08: 215.8
Jul 15: 212.8
Jul 22: 211.4
Jul 31: 210.4
Total loss: 27.4 lbs.
August SW: 210.4
8/15: 209.6- Went on a three day "eat whatever" vacay.
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