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Old 06-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Mid Year to New Year's Challenge!

It's very, very quiet on 3FC! (I said this in December too!)

Summer is a bit dry on the boards because everyone is out enjoying life, swimming, playing, and eating! Slowly, as summer winds down and autumn begins, we'll see folks start to post more often!

In six short months, we're going to be talking about end of year celebrations like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's!

So we're at MID YEAR! You have 6 solid months to decide what 2012 will say about YOUR weight loss. Are you having a great year so far? Are you going in a direction you don't want to be? This is your time. This is your mid year!

Where do you want to be January 1st, 2013?

So, here's the challenge:

Decide where you want to be in this journey on New Year's Day 2013. Calculate what you need to accomplish each month to make it happen. This will be the result at the end of the month. If you don't do goal weight/loss, feel free to make it whatever goal you want to meet by January 1st.

Then, cut and paste this format into your comment and come back and edit it EVERY month.

Goal:

Starting weight for the challenge:

July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Goal: Lose 36 pounds by January 1st, 2013! (at least 6 pounds every month).
176 in 2013!

Starting weight for the challenge: 212.0
July: 218.0 (up 6 pounds! Vacation, argh!)
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Goal: Lose 45 pounds by January 1, 2013
Lose 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4

Starting weight for the challenge: 192.8 on 6-12-12
June 17: 192
June 24:

July:
August:
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November:
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Goal: Lose 45 pounds by January 1, 2013

Starting weight for the challenge on 6/12/12: 256.6
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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Goal: Lose 10 pounds per month! **Modification Alert**: As I am not losing as fast as I was, I am modifying my goal to 6 pounds per month. 9/29/12

Starting weight for the challenge: 243.6

July 1: 243.6
August 1: 237.8 (-5.8) No not 10, but I'm happy with it.
September 1: 228.4 (-9.4)
October 1: 222.0 (-6.4)
November 1: 213.0 (-9.0)
December 1: 204.0 (-9.0)
January 1, 2013: 197.4 (-6.6)

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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So I have a question. Is this going to be a check-in once a month thread? I'm currently doing my first challenge and I need more accountability than once a month. Are there going to be weekly check-ins as well?
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:40 AM   #7
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Jessica, this is a good idea. Thanks for starting it. I am careful with time related goals because I have found in the past that I can get discouraged and then usually end up going backwards. They can backfire. With that in mind...

Goal:
I am committing to staying on my eating plan for the remainder of 2012 and I will not gain a single pound. I will consciously increase my exercise time.

Starting weight for the challenge: 237.6 (June 13)

July 13 : 234.2 down 3.4 pounds

August 31: 239.2 August was not good but ignoring it does not help. Back on track and Sept will be better.

September 13: 235.2 Being back on track helped and Sept. is better! Down 2.4 pounds since June 13

October 13: 232.2 Slow going but I am losing. Down 3 pounds in a month, 5.4 pounds since June 13
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December:
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #8
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I, too, need more accountability, so I am breaking mine down into weeks. Hope that's okay. I also am a bit of a perfectionist, so I will want to run and hide if I don't make ambitious goals with weight loss numbers, and I won't want to do:-) it if the goals aren't ambitious enough. With this in mind, I will adopt the very moderate long-term goals of not abandoning my weight loss plans a single week for the next six months. I will be conscious of my eating, and will check in with 3FC at least once a week, and will exercise with some regularity. Since I am currently studying for the bar exam, and plan to take it in July, and then will start a new (exciting, but high pressure) job in August, I will be coming up on some weeks where that may be all I can reasonably do, and I need to adopt the attitude that doing it is praise-worthy and not a waste of time, even if it means there are weeks where I only maintain (or even gain a small amount).

Goal: Check in with 3FC once a week, be conscious of my eating, exercise 3 times per week every week until January 1, 2013.

Starting weight for the challenge (6/10 weigh in): 266

June 17:met all 3 parts of my goal; weight - 262.4

June 24: met the three parts of my goal; weight - 259.8
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July 1: met all 3 parts of my goal; weight - 257

July 8: check on 3 parts of my goal; weight - 250.8 (post-TOM whoosh! Will it stay gone? Hope so!)

July 15:met all 3 parts of my goal; weight - 249.4 (slow loss, but I held onto my nearly seven-pound whoosh last week. good enough.) 51.6% body fat

July 22: been sick/stressed, and yesterday, ate a bit mindlessly, though not excessively. Also, have not exercised more than a few days this week due to vomiting, etc. So, not a great week scale-wise. 250.4 pounds, so up exactly one pound. However, glad I recorded fat percentage last week, as I am down to 50.9%, so at least a bit of progress somewhere. Weight loss is not linear, blah blah blah. Bar exam week, so will not be focusing on the scale at all. Hoping that eating well and working out will ease my stress. If so, wouldn't that be an amazing corner to turn?

July 29: 246.5. Bar exam week. Too much like a Twinkie diet kind of week. Underate because of bar exam nerves and caffeine. Then hard to get back on the Still. - checked in with 3fc, exercised a few times, and while I ate gross, nutrition -poor food, I didn't eat very much. New day. New week. New commitment to healthy weight loss. Still happy about dropping pounds this week, though.

August 5: 241.8, 52.2 percent body fat. Until last night's work-out, had trouble finding mystery mojo. But did okay going through the motion anyhow. Met all 3 parts of my goal, and had a loss. May be on target to hit Onederland by the New Year. Start my new dream job Monday, so it will be a new challenge.

August 12: 240.4 lbs. 48.8 percent fat. Super sore from lifting yesterday. Hope next week will be a bigger loss, but I just need to keep seeing the number go down. First week of work, so inadequate sleep as I try to adjust, but feeling good staying on plan.

August 19 (18): 239.8, 49.2 percent fat. Weighed in a day early, as we're taking my daughter to the airport at 4 am so she can go to Ecuador for eight months (Yay! and Boo!). SLOW going, but at least headed in the right direction!

August 26: 237.8, 48.2 percent fat. Not a perfect week, but perfect was never the goal.

September 2: 231. 4, 48.1 percent fat. 6.4 pounds! Crazy. Had a near-perfect food week and worked out hard, but that doesn't explain the high number. Totally not going to overanalyze it. Just going to spend the next week trying to maintain and capitalize on it!

September 9: 229.0, 47.8 percent body fat. 2.4 pounds, while Aunt Flo is still making her monthly visit. Feeling good. Kicking it in the gym. Wearing progressively smaller clothing. All good things, and I will have this time documented when it gets hard again.

September 16: 229.0, 48.4 percent body fat. Post-TOM even. I don't track food, but I wonder if I ate more because my water consumption was down? No matter. Weight loss is not linear, blah blah blah. Gonna step up the water consumption this week, and if my weight doesn't drop, totally going back to tracking -at least for a week or two. Gag! But got my bar results this week. Scored in the 96th percentile on the MBE. No loss, but still a great week!

September 23: 227.8, 52.6 percent body fat. Okay - I know body fat percentage is not completely accurate, but WTH? **sigh** I am not even going to care about it right now, frankly. Down 1.2 pounds. Slow loss after a no-loss week. But I was sworn in to the bar, I moved to Phase 2 of NROLFW, and I am feeling strong and increasingly fit. Restocked my office with Greek yogurt, grilled chicken breasts, protein bars, and tons o' water. Plus - got me some Honeycrisp apples. Going to be a great week!


September 30: 228.2, 51 percent body fat. Extra calories of garbage = gains. Who is shocked by this? Still after a few weeks of holding stead, dropping slightly, then gaining -my body should be primed for a new beginning! Each day brings with it opportunity for good decisions. I will seize some of those this week! Plus -I still love the awesome muscle hiding under my fat! I am strong, baby!

October 7:226.4, loss of 1.8 pounds. It will do. It would be awesome, in fact, if it were steady. Still, it seems I am going to be in the 220s for a very long time. I will just strap in and enjoy the ride. My FB page has a picture of me with my family from law school graduation, and then another one with friends at my swearing-in ceremony. The difference is pretty remarkable. So, even though I still feel as though I am essentially at my "starting" point, I am just going to try to take joy in the fact that I have made progress, and celebrate that I am maintaining a large loss, and if it's accompanied by a loss, all the better. (Yes, Kaplods - who no doubt is not reading this - I do greatly appreciate your words of wisdom.)


October 14: 221.2. Stopped looking at fat percentage cuz my scales measurement of it is clearly whack. So, 5.2 pounds down, a hugely exciting whoosh that all happened between Sunday and Monday. Since then, I have held steady. Interesting to watch the patterns. Just gonna keep going. Hopefully, I will be out of the 220s next week (or later this week!). I would love to be in Onederland by New Year's Day!

October 21: 225.2. Because of a processed, carb-filled weekend. Yay? Part of this. And I am inspired to do better, if only so I can feel better.

October 28: 224.2. Technically a loss, but I should have whooshed down after my carb splurge right before weigh in, but I didn't because of off-plan eating and not enough exercise. Not giving up, though. Stepped on the scale this morning even though I didn't want to, and am posting in 3FC.

November 4: After two weeks of struggling to stay on plan, and having the scale mess with my mind, I took a 12-day no-scale pledge. So while I had a great on-plan week, with lots of good exercise (3 days of lifting, 3 days of cardio), and post-TOM, I did not weigh in. Kind of sad about it, but hoping I will have a second really good week and get a strong scale result when I weigh next Sunday.


November 12: 219.4. Not as good as I wanted, but it's a starting point. And at least I am FINALLY out of the 220s.

November 18: 213.0. Rapid Fat Loss, baby. So excited about these amazing scale results, and I am trying hard to preserve muscle (heavy lifted three times). If the plan continues to work this well, I will be in Onederland by Christmas.

November 25: 215.2. Guess fries, chips, candy,and tears don't help with the scale.

December 2:
December 9:
December 16:
December 23:
December 30:
January 1!
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Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
Not successful. =(
(Trainer boy challenge #1 completed 09/11 - down 23.2 pounds - starting weight 239.8) (Trainer boy challenge #2 completed 11/11 - down 23.4 pounds - starting weight 216.6)

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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Meka150 - A lot of people in the first challenge checked in weekly on the challenge. You can make it what you want!
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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Goal: Lose 50 pounds
Starting weight for the challenge: 268

July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
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250 - Halfway through the 2's!
236 -Halfway to goal!
215 - 50 more pounds to go!
199 - Out of the 2's!
180 - lowest adult weight I can remember!
165 - Goal and a $2000 shopping spree!

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:41 AM   #11
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Goal: Overweight by 2013- 185 lbs!

June 30: Goal 218, Actual 215.2
July 31: Goal 212, Revised goal 210, Actual 210.8
August 31: Goal 207, Revised goal 205, Actual 207.6
September 30: Goal 201, Revised goal 200, Approx. Actual 207 (didn't weigh)
October 31: Goal 196, Revised goal 195
November 30: Goal 191, Revised goal 190
December 31: Goal 185
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Started - 12/25/11 at 265 lbs.
ONEderland - 2/16/13 at 199 lbs.
Goal - Normal BMI! - 7/17/13 at 155 lbs.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #12
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I weigh weekly so I am going to break this down into weekly weigh ins to keep me on track. I can do this!!!! I need to lose a steady 2-3 pounds a week from now until the end of the year to hit that goal.

Goal: Onederland for 2013!!!! (Lose a total of 65.2 lbs.)

Starting weight for the challenge: 264.2 lbs.

June 17: 266.8 lbs (+2.6 lbs)
June 24: 264.2 lbs (-2.6 lbs)
July 1: 262.4 lbs (-1.8 lbs)
July 8: 260.8 lbs. (-1.6 lbs)
July 15: 266.8 lbs. (+6 lbs.)
July 22: 262.8 lbs (-4 lbs).
July 29: 258.2 lbs. (-4.6 lbs)
August 5: 258.0 lbs. (-0.2 lbs)
August 12: 257.0 lbs (-1 lb.)
August 19: same
August 26: same
September 2: 255.6 lbs. (-1.4 lbs)
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:30 AM   #13
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Yay!!! I'm in!!!

(I weigh in weekly every Friday so I'm breaking it down to help me stay on target!)

GOAL: Lose 40 pounds

Starting weight: 242


June 22: 240.8 (-1.2 lbs)
June 29: 238.2 (-2.6 lbs)
July 6: 236.2 (-2.0 lbs)
July 13: 235.2 (-1.0 lbs)
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My goal will be to lose 20 kg until the end of 2012.

June 17: 100.3 kg - Next weekend I will see a two digit kg number, something I have not seen in the past 5-6 years!
June 24: 99.5 kg - This feels like a dream and I am so NEVER going back to three digits!
July 2: 98.6 kg - I am so happy!
July 9: 98.7 kg - Well, I have not been very good last week but I want to do this!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:21 AM   #15
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Ok, I'm in! At my last weigh-in I was 266.4lbs, I will do my weigh-in on Mondays.
Goal weight: 215

June 18: 264.2 SW
June 25: 261.0 (-3.2)

July 02: 259.6 (-1.4)
July 09: 258.4 (-1.2)
July 16: 255.6 (-2.8)
July 23: 253.0 (-2.6)
July 30: 251.2 (-1.8)
July Total: (-9.8)

Aug 06: 248.8 (-2.4)
Aug 13: 247.8 (-1.0)
Aug 20: 245.6 (-2.2)
Aug 27: 244.6 (-1.0)
Aug Total: (-6.6)

Sept 03: 242.2 (-2.4)
Sept 10: 241.0 (-1.2)
Sept 17: 238.6 (-2.4)
Sept 24: 238.6 ( 0 )
Sept Total: (-6)

Oct 01: 237.0 (-1.6)
Oct 08: 233.6 (-3.4)
Oct 15: 232.0 (-1.6)
Oct 22: 229.4 (-2.6)
Oct 29: Didn't weigh-in on vacation.
Oct Total: (-9.2)

Nov 05: 231.4 (+2.0) being on vacation got the best of me
Nov 12: 227.6 (-3.8)
Nov 19: 226.0 (-1.6)
Nov 26: 226.0 ( 0 )
Nov Total: (-5.4)

Dec 03: 225.0 (-1.0)
Dec 10: 225.0 ( 0 )
Dec 17: 222.4 (-2.6)
Dec 24: N/A
Dec 31: 220.6 (-1.8)
Dec Total: (-5.4)

Final weight: 220.6
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