15 pounds to lose challenge- August 1, 2023-October 31, 2023

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  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,495 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 63 years old and I live in the Midwest of the US. I am 5’ 5” tall.


    CHALLENGE TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Total Loss of 12 pounds to land at 181.8
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT (FROM July 31): 193.8
    CHALLENGE ENDING WEIGHT: 188.2

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    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    08/01-193.6-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    08/08-194.6-(Trend Weight: 195.6)-

    08/15-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/22-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/29-191.8-(Trend Weight: 196.0)-


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    Aug Start: 193.8
    Aug Goal: 189.8 (4 pound loss)
    Aug Actual: 191.8
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 2.0 lbs LOST


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    09/01-193.2-(Trend Weight: 195.0)-

    09/05-192.0-(Trend Weight: 194.3)-

    09/12-191.2-(Trend Weight: 193.4)-

    09/19-190.0-(Trend Weight: 191.9)-

    09/26-187.6-(Trend Weight: 190.1)-

    09/30-188.2-(Trend Weight: 189.5)- Well, I did hit my September goal last week but cravings got the better of me the past couple of days so my choices were not the greatest and I went a bit backwards. I should have been at an 8 lb total loss for the challenge (4 pounds per month) and am coming in at a 5.6 lb overall loss so far. I’m happy but could certainly have been happier. I will work harder in October and I will stay away from all candy dishes as best as I can!

    Sept Start: 191.8
    Sept Goal: 187.8 (4 pound loss)
    Sept Actual: 188.2
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 5.6 lbs LOST



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    10/01-188.2-(Trend Weight: 189.2)- It was a very good day yesterday. Everything fell into place. Diet, Exercise, Water, Potty. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyday went so smooth?


    10/03-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/10-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/17-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/24-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/31-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-


    Oct Start: 188.2
    Oct Goal: 184.2 (4 pound loss)
    Oct Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far:







  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,125 Member
    Thanks, @RubyRed427 for posting this for us!!
    Hi! I'm Chris - 72 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.
    Highest Weight: 192.2 lbs
    Current Weight: 151.1 lbs
    Goal Weight: 145.0 lbs
    08/01 - 151.1 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then NOTHING!!!
    08/07 - 151.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/14 - 151.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/21 - 152.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/28 - 150.7 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/31 - 151.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.31 miles in 63 mins then Grandson Duty
    Aug Start - 151.1
    Aug Goal - 148.0
    Aug Actual - 151.0
    Hope everyone has a good August!
    09/01 - 151.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/04 - 149.6 at 7:45 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    09/11 - 150.7 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.52 miles in 64 mins then Grandson Duty
    09/18 - 150.1 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/25 - 149.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/30 - 149.0 at 7:45 a.m. ...Both Grandsons for a bit in the morning then...nothing but my books!
    Sept Start - 151.4
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual - 149.0
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    10/01 -
    10/02 -
    10/09 -
    10/16 -
    10/23 -
    10/30 -
    10/31 -
    Oct Start -
    Oct Goal - 147.0
    Oct Actual
    Hope everyone has a good October!
    Chris
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 11,934 Member
    CHALLENGE: lose 11.1 pounds by October 31st (13 weeks)
    Highest weight (7/10/2020): 330
    yearly gain/loss: year 1: ↓87 lbs; year 2: ↓18 lbs; year 3: ↑16 lbs; year 4: ???
    Aug 1st starting weight: 241.1 (7-day average)
    Oct 31st goal weight: 230 (desired loss = ~11 pounds in 13 weeks)
    ultimate goal weight: 215? (maybe stay in range 210-220?)

    Aug 01 : 241.1 (Weigh-in day: Monday)
    Aug 07 : 240.8 : ↓ 0.3
    Aug 14 : 242.9 : ↑ 2.1 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.8
    Aug 21 : 242.1 : ↓ 0.8 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.0
    Aug 28 : 241.9 : ↓ 0.2 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.8
    Sep 04 : 241.3 : ↓ 0.6 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.2
    Sep 11 : 242.3 : ↑ 1.0 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.2
    Sep 18 : 240.1 : ↓ 2.2 - total gain/loss: ↓ 1.0
    Sep 25 : 239.0 : ↓ 1.1 - total gain/loss: ↓ 2.1
    Oct 02 : 241.4 : ↑ 2.4 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.3
  • 200Karen
    200Karen Posts: 1,688 Member
    Finally yesterday, I had a good day. I was in calorie range. These up-and-downs are upsetting. Thanks for being understanding, while I battle my old habits.


    Hi!! My name is Karen. I am 65 years old, 5' 0" tall, and a retiree living in Oregon. My goal weight is 115-120.


    AUGUST TO OCTOBER CHALLENGE
    WEIGHT RELEASE GOAL 4 lbs
    Weigh-Ins
    ✅ August 1st: 125 lbs

    ✅ October 1st: 124 lbs
    02: 124.0
    09:
    16:
    23:
    30:
    31:
    💞 Karen
    CHALLENGE:
    AUGUST TO OCTOBER (goal 4 lbs)
    August 1st: 125
    September 1st: 125
    October 1st: 124
    October: 31st
    TOTAL LOSS lbs 🥳

    MAY TO JULY (goal 8 lbs)
    May 1st: 134 lbs TO July 31: 125 lbs
    TOTAL LOSS 9 lbs 🥳

  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,495 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 63 years old and I live in the Midwest of the US. I am 5’ 5” tall.


    CHALLENGE TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Total Loss of 12 pounds to land at 181.8
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT (FROM July 31): 193.8
    CHALLENGE ENDING WEIGHT:

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    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    08/01-193.6-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    08/08-194.6-(Trend Weight: 195.6)-

    08/15-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/22-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/29-191.8-(Trend Weight: 196.0)-


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    Aug Start: 193.8
    Aug Goal: 189.8 (4 pound loss)
    Aug Actual: 191.8
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 2.0 lbs LOST


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    09/01-193.2-(Trend Weight: 195.0)-

    09/05-192.0-(Trend Weight: 194.3)-

    09/12-191.2-(Trend Weight: 193.4)-

    09/19-190.0-(Trend Weight: 191.9)-

    09/26-187.6-(Trend Weight: 190.1)-

    09/30-188.2-(Trend Weight: 189.5)-


    Sept Start: 191.8
    Sept Goal: 187.8 (4 pound loss)
    Sept Actual: 188.2
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 5.6 lbs LOST



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    10/01-188.2-(Trend Weight: 189.2)- It was a very good day yesterday. Everything fell into place. Diet, Exercise, Water, Potty. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyday went so smooth?

    10/03-186.2-(Trend Weight: 188.7)- Yesterday was one of those days that I just couldn’t get enough food. I kept poking in “approved foods” and managed to stay under my calorie goal but was over by 4 carbs and I was pretty high in sodium. I wish I could say that I drank plenty of water or slept good but I would be lying. I am already super extra hungry upon waking again this morning. It’s going to be a L…O…N…G day.


    10/10-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/17-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/24-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/31-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-


    Oct Start: 188.2
    Oct Goal: 184.2 (4 pound loss)
    Oct Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far:
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,125 Member
    Thanks, @RubyRed427 for posting this for us!!
    Hi! I'm Chris - 72 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.
    Highest Weight: 192.2 lbs
    Current Weight: 151.1 lbs
    Goal Weight: 145.0 lbs
    08/01 - 151.1 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then NOTHING!!!
    08/07 - 151.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/14 - 151.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/21 - 152.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/28 - 150.7 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/31 - 151.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.31 miles in 63 mins then Grandson Duty
    Aug Start - 151.1
    Aug Goal - 148.0
    Aug Actual - 151.0
    Hope everyone has a good August!
    09/01 - 151.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/04 - 149.6 at 7:45 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    09/11 - 150.7 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.52 miles in 64 mins then Grandson Duty
    09/18 - 150.1 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/25 - 149.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/30 - 149.0 at 7:45 a.m. ...Both Grandsons for a bit in the morning then...nothing but my books!
    Sept Start - 151.4
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual - 149.0
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    10/01 - 150.0 at 7:50 a.m. ...nothing...bad cold
    10/02 - 148.9 at 7:30 a.m. ...nothing...bad cold
    10/09 -
    10/16 -
    10/23 -
    10/30 -
    10/31 -
    Oct Start -
    Oct Goal - 147.0
    Oct Actual
    Hope everyone has a good October!
    Chris
  • GinLee61
    GinLee61 Posts: 1,184 Member
    edited October 2023
    I am a 5'3" retiree living in upstate NY and started tracking again with MFP in January 2022.
    My final goal weight is 145.

    Highest weight as of 1/3/22: 230 lbs

    July 31: 158.7
    Aug 4: 158.2
    Aug 11: 157.4
    Aug 18: 158.2
    Aug 25: 158.2
    Sept 1: 158.6
    Sept 6: 157.5
    Sept 15: 157.7
    Sept 22: 158.4
    Sept 29: 157.5
    Oct 6: 157.1

    Inching back down. This is my lowest weight since mid-July and I'm hoping this 3 week trend continues. Next week is both my birthday and my anniversary and I know I'll be eating out at least twice.

    I recently switched to a different app for tracking, one that tracks many, many more nutrients and I feel like it is more accurate since I don't think users can save custom foods to the general database. I can still add a food if it's not in the database but it only saves to my own custom foods. We'll see how it goes. I plan to continue using MFP to log my total calories/exercise each day since I prefer the MFP reports. The MFP community forums are much better as well.

    Have a great week!

    Challenge Goal: 4 lbs (154.7)
    Challenge Actual: 1.6 lbs
  • 200Karen
    200Karen Posts: 1,688 Member
    I’m walking with 9K steps yesterday
    My calories are up So today I’m cutting out extra treats ✅

    Have yourself a great weekend everyone 💞 Karen
  • frankwbrown
    frankwbrown Posts: 11,934 Member
    CHALLENGE: lose 11.1 pounds by October 31st (13 weeks)
    Highest weight (7/10/2020): 330
    yearly gain/loss: year 1: ↓87 lbs; year 2: ↓18 lbs; year 3: ↑16 lbs; year 4: ???
    Aug 1st starting weight: 241.1 (7-day average)
    Oct 31st goal weight: 230 (desired loss = ~11 pounds in 13 weeks)
    ultimate goal weight: 215? (maybe stay in range 210-220?)

    Aug 01 : 241.1 (Weigh-in day: Monday)
    Aug 07 : 240.8 : ↓ 0.3
    Aug 14 : 242.9 : ↑ 2.1 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.8
    Aug 21 : 242.1 : ↓ 0.8 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.0
    Aug 28 : 241.9 : ↓ 0.2 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.8
    Sep 04 : 241.3 : ↓ 0.6 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.2
    Sep 11 : 242.3 : ↑ 1.0 - total gain/loss: ↑ 1.2
    Sep 18 : 240.1 : ↓ 2.2 - total gain/loss: ↓ 1.0
    Sep 25 : 239.0 : ↓ 1.1 - total gain/loss: ↓ 2.1
    Oct 02 : 241.4 : ↑ 2.4 - total gain/loss: ↑ 0.3
    Oct 09 : 240.0 : ↓ 1.4 - total gain/loss: ↓ 1.1
    Oct 16 :
    Oct 23 :
    Oct 30 :

    Goal weight : 225 230.0 : desired loss = 11.1 pounds in 13 weeks
    Actual weight : 240.0 : actual loss = 1.1 pounds in 10 weeks
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 10,495 Member
    My name is Donna. I am 63 years old and I live in the Midwest of the US. I am 5’ 5” tall.


    CHALLENGE TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Total Loss of 12 pounds to land at 181.8
    CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT (FROM July 31): 193.8
    CHALLENGE ENDING WEIGHT: xxxxx

    145320379.png



    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    08/01-193.6-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    08/08-194.6-(Trend Weight: 195.6)-

    08/15-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/22-DNW-(Trend Weight: DNW)-

    08/29-191.8-(Trend Weight: 196.0)-


    08/31-191.8-(Trend Weight: 195.2)-

    Aug Start: 193.8
    Aug Goal: 189.8 (4 pound loss)
    Aug Actual: 191.8
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 2.0 lbs LOST


    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.

    09/01-193.2-(Trend Weight: 195.0)-

    09/05-192.0-(Trend Weight: 194.3)-

    09/12-191.2-(Trend Weight: 193.4)-

    09/19-190.0-(Trend Weight: 191.9)-

    09/26-187.6-(Trend Weight: 190.1)-

    09/30-188.2-(Trend Weight: 189.5)-


    Sept Start: 191.8
    Sept Goal: 187.8 (4 pound loss)
    Sept Actual: 188.2
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far: 5.6 lbs LOST



    Weight in blue makes me blue because it’s a gain. Weight in fuchsia pink makes me feel cheery because it’s a loss. Weight in black means no change.


    10/01-188.2-(Trend Weight: 189.2)-

    10/03-186.2-(Trend Weight: 188.7)- Yesterday was one of those days that I just couldn’t get enough food. I kept poking in “approved foods” and managed to stay under my calorie goal but was over by 4 carbs and I was pretty high in sodium. I wish I could say that I drank plenty of water or slept good but I would be lying. I am already super extra hungry upon waking again this morning. It’s going to be a L…O…N…G day.

    10/10-183.2-(Trend Weight: 187.1)- I’ve done particularly well this week. Way better than usual for sure. What has helped the most is no travel this past week and therefore, no restaurants. I ramped up my exercise and began eating later in the day so that my dinner ends up pretty late and there is no need for those night time snacks (that I have a hard time controlling.) I’m still experimenting with the zig-zagging of both my calories and my carbs as well. It seems to be keeping the scale moving without stalls or plateaus so far. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, so I will stay the course. I am below my October goal which, quite honestly, never happens.


    10/17-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/24-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-

    10/31-xxxxx-(Trend Weight: xxxxx)-


    Oct Start: 188.2
    Oct Goal: 184.2 (4 pound loss)
    Oct Actual: xxxxx
    Cumulative Weight Loss so Far:
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,125 Member
    Thanks, @RubyRed427 for posting this for us!!
    Hi! I'm Chris - 72 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.
    Highest Weight: 192.2 lbs
    Current Weight: 151.1 lbs
    Goal Weight: 145.0 lbs
    08/01 - 151.1 at 6:00 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then NOTHING!!!
    08/07 - 151.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/14 - 151.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/21 - 152.0 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/28 - 150.7 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    08/31 - 151.0 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.31 miles in 63 mins then Grandson Duty
    Aug Start - 151.1
    Aug Goal - 148.0
    Aug Actual - 151.0
    Hope everyone has a good August!
    09/01 - 151.4 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/04 - 149.6 at 7:45 a.m. ...60 min workout w/trainer
    09/11 - 150.7 at 6:00 a.m. ...3.52 miles in 64 mins then Grandson Duty
    09/18 - 150.1 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/25 - 149.5 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    09/30 - 149.0 at 7:45 a.m. ...Both Grandsons for a bit in the morning then...nothing but my books!
    Sept Start - 151.4
    Sept Goal - 148.0
    Sept Actual - 149.0
    Hope everyone has a good September!
    10/01 - 150.0 at 7:50 a.m. ...nothing...bad cold
    10/02 - 148.9 at 7:30 a.m. ...nothing...bad cold
    10/09 - 151.6 at 5:30 a.m. ...Grandson Duty then 60 min workout w/trainer
    10/16 -
    10/23 -
    10/30 -
    10/31 -
    Oct Start -
    Oct Goal - 147.0
    Oct Actual
    Hope everyone has a good October!
    Chris
  • 200Karen
    200Karen Posts: 1,688 Member
    edited October 2023
    👋

    @deepwodslady your post about how eating dinner later has helped with snacking. You jogged my memory of something I tried and will try again.
    It's starting your 'daily calorie count' at night. This helped me with overeating because the next day I could see what 'calories' I had left for my breakfast and lunch.
    Here's to your Fabulous week 💞 🥂

    @cpanus Chris glad you are feeling better. Great workout w/trainer 🏆


    Hi!! My name is Karen. I am 65 years old, 5' 0" tall, and a retiree living in Oregon. My goal weight is 115-120.

    AUGUST TO OCTOBER CHALLENGE
    WEIGHT RELEASE GOAL 4 lbs
    Weigh-Ins
    ✅ August 1st: 125 lbs
    ✅ September 1st: 125 lbs
    ✅ October 1st: 124 lbs
    02: 124.0
    09: 123.0

    For our new week, I've made a self challenge to increase my weekly cardio goals. Usually I strive for 10K daily steps but yesterday I got 17K. The most in forever 😇



    💞 Karen
    CHALLENGE:
    AUGUST TO OCTOBER (goal 4 lbs)
    August 1st: 125
    September 1st: 125
    October 1st: 124
    October: 31st
    TOTAL LOSS lbs 🥳

    MAY TO JULY (goal 8 lbs)
    May 1st: 134 lbs TO July 31: 125 lbs
    TOTAL LOSS 9 lbs 🥳

  • GinLee61
    GinLee61 Posts: 1,184 Member
    I am a 5'3" retiree living in upstate NY and started tracking again with MFP in January 2022.
    My final goal weight is 145.

    Highest weight as of 1/3/22: 230 lbs

    July 31: 158.7
    Aug 4: 158.2
    Aug 11: 157.4
    Aug 18: 158.2
    Aug 25: 158.2
    Sept 1: 158.6
    Sept 6: 157.5
    Sept 15: 157.7
    Sept 22: 158.4
    Sept 29: 157.5
    Oct 6: 157.1
    Oct 13: 156.9

    A small loss despite eating restaurant food 3x during the week. This is my lowest weight since mid-July and I'm hoping this trend continues. I believe the app that I am now using to track my calories, macros/micros, and exercise is helping since the database is more accurate.

    Have a great week!

    Challenge Goal: 4 lbs (154.7)
    Challenge Actual: 1.8 lbs