15 pounds to lose challenge August-October 31, 2021
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 - 135.0
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
08/31 - 146.8
August loss/gain -2.4
Challenge loss/gain -2.4
09/01 - 147.2
September loss/gain -
Challenge loss/gain -
KeepingChocolate wrote: »Starting challenge weight: 182 lb
Oct 31st goal weight: 173
Weigh in on Tuesdays
August 3: 182 lb
August 10: 181 lb
August 17: 182 lb
August 24: 179 lb
August 31:180 lb
A one pound gain this week. I’ll take it. Hormonal stuff and my beloved dad-in-law passed away from Covid two days ago. His first symptoms were August 7th and he’s gone after a week in the hospital. I always gain after a death. If I get through this with only a one pound gain, I’ll be relieved. If I can stay on track through October 31st and continue to lose, it will be a major sign of progress with my emotional eating habit.
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family4
Aug 1: 74.8
Aug 31: 70.3
Sep 3: 69.6
- 5.2 so far
I have been cooking healthy meals daily and I really enjoy it. I am still surprised that I don’t feel hungry at all. My goal is to drink 2.5 to 3 l of water/ green tea a day which is working well.
🏋️♀️👎 There is always room for improvement
I am very happy with my progress.
Goal weight Oct 30: 627
srilaxmidkumar wrote: »I am in , I want to reduce 25lbs by October. My starting weight is 152lbs.
Update , after 1 months I have reduced by 6lbs
Sept 01 - 146lbs weight
Still 19lbs to go9
Original SW (1/28/21) - 293
August SW - 225
End of Oct GW - 203
08/01 - 225
08/05 - 222.4
08/12 - 221.6
08/19 - 217.8
08/26 - 217.4
09/02 - 214.88
Not bad. Trying to eat better and less. It's cooled off in the mid Atlantic so there is no excuse for me not to get out for a long walk today!11
I'm Michelle, 50. I started the year at 185, started the april challenge at 170, and am currently 164. My goal is 10,000 steps a day, swimming 3 times a week and to lose 2-3 pounds a month, so 6-9 pounds for the new challenge!
August 1 164
August 8 162
August 27 163.2
Sept 4 162
Picked up a cold and was low energy all week
PW: 173.7 (8-15-21)
CW: 175.2 (9-4-21)
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.
9/04 Averaging 6,200 steps a day. Goal is to increase to 10,000 steps a day. I've also been consistent in getting in my workout routines. I have a doctors appointment Oct. 5th, so I'll hold off and weigh on that day.
I think weighing from me Monday - Saturday makes me feel like I can see a trend instead of the number on that day. It does depend what you eat whether too much sodium or something else what will show on the scale. I feel like I can still lose 10 - 15 kgs with September,October,November & December left in 2021 but that determines how I carefully follow my diet, exercises & logging food consistently. Things in life happens with celebrations or what may be but those are only once every year so if I go over my calories I just know that tomorrow is another day. I do not think that when I reach my goal weight then everything stops, the hardest steps is keeping it off short & long term. I still want to lose some fat on my face & be leaner or toned in a 1 to 2 years in 2022 or 2023. This was very long LOL but just want to share what my journey has been like.6
September - Weigh Ins
Wednesday 1st Sep:135.1kg
Friday 3rd Sep:135.2kg
Saturday 4th Sep:134.9kg8
highest weight: 330 (7/10/2020)
CHALLENGE: lose ~18 pounds by October 31st (13 weeks)
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 : 231.7 : lost 0.9, total loss = 6.2
Oct 31 :
Goal : 220.0 : desired loss = 18.0
Actual : ~232, with 8 weeks and ~12 pounds to go!10
Aug 29: 257.4
Sept 2: 254.4
Sept 5: 252.6
Good first week start again from me. Just got to stick to it!9
swimmom_1 Posts: 1,302 MemberSW 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.
9/1/21- 200 lbs. Well missed my goal by 0.1 lbs! But who can be upset with 12 lbs in a month loss? Without being hungry or exhausted. I also have a recent NSV. I had a Tibial Plateau Fracture in 10/15 and since have had to take 1 stair at a time and meet it with the other leg going up. (Coming down I can alternate most times.) I can now alternate steps going up. Losing 55 lbs has accomplished this! Oh well, ONWARD AND UPWARD. MAYBE IT SHOULD BE ONWARD AND DOWNWARD!
9/5/21-200.4 lbs- So my 9/1 weight showed the clear liquid prep I had to do obviously. So not surprised by the slight uptick in weight today. I did stay true to my calorie, carb restrictions and exercise routine though. Keeping my 195 lb goal for October1 and 190 lb for November1.
I did 97 minutes/8 miles on my Elliptical this AM. I
Longest time/mileage so far. I got my heart rate up to 140-150.
I got rid of another 3 pounds this week so I am happy about that. I need to up my exercise but I am working so many hours it is hard to fit it in.9
I'm back. I have been working so hard at work and I have not been on my computer in the evenings. Generally watching Netflix and resting.
The other night I was so stressed from work, I came home and new the only solution would be exercise so I went to the gym at 8:30 p.m. I still slept ok and felt so much less stress.10
Goal for the month: 5 lbs - hoping for more
08/01 -start @ 186
August loss/gain -3 lbs
Challenge loss/gain - 3 lbs
09/01 - 183
09/06 - 179
September loss/gain -
Challenge loss/gain -8
9/6: 149 lbs.
8/30 150 lbs.
8/23 151 lbs.
8/16- 151 lbs.
8/7 - 154 lbs
Down one pound this week. 🎉 Daily exercise is totally the key for me to maintain momentum. Getting enough sleep is also clearly important. 👍❤️ Really hoping this 15 lb loss will help me feel more like myself and start the trend to a calmer and more centered self. 🤞8
TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING....
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
08/31- 214.8 5.6 lbs lost for the month!
09/01- 214.4. -.4, -6lbs Total
09/05- 213.0, -1.4, 1.8 this month, 7.4lb challenge total. Exercise 4 days this week, was over my calorie goal a couple days but not by too much
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