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Old 01-01-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Make 2014 Your Goal Year! Challenge 1/8: New Years Day to Valentine's Day

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and there was not too much damage done over the holidays. I want to reach my goals by the end of 2014.

I’m wondering would anyone like to join me in a yearly challenge? Now, don't panic at the thoughts of going into this from January 1st to December 31st! For me, it would be near impossible to stay focused for a full year so I have decided to split the year into 8 challenges or 8 mini targets to reach. Each challenge represents a time during the year.

Challenge 1: New Years Day to Valentine’s Day (January 1st to February 14th)
Challenge 2: Valentine’s Day until April Fools Day (February 15th to April 1st)
Click Here For Challenge Two Results
Challenge 3: April Fools Day until Mother's Day (April 1st to May 11th) Click Here for Challenge 3 Currently in Progress
Challenge 4: Mother's Day until Independence Day (May 11th to July 4th)
Challenge 5: Independence Day to Labor Day (July 4th to September 1st)
Challenge 6: Labor Day to Columbus Day (September 1st to October 13th)
Challenge 7: Columbus Day until Thanksgiving Day (October 13th to November 27th)
Challenge 8: Thanksgiving Day to New Years Eve (November 27th to December 31st)

Weigh in days for challenges will be once a week. I weigh in on Friday, you may edit your post with your weigh in date.

I will post a new thread for each new challenge as they approach. This means the thread will not get super duper long by end of the year. Also, anyone can jump in at any point in the year!

{Thanks Dreamer2012 for the original post and idea}

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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Challenge 1: New Years Day to Valentine’s Day (January 1st to February 14th)

Challenge Begin Weight: 274.3
Challenge Goal Weight: 260.3
Challenge End Weight: 268.2 (-6.1)

Start Weight 01/01/2014: 274.3
01/03/2014: 271.0 (-3.3)
01/10/2014: 268.0 (-3.0)
01/17/2014: 268.2 (+0.2)
01/24/2014: 269.4 (+0.2)
01/31/2014: 266.4 (-3.0) I am losing weight the week before TOM this is AMAZING!!
02/07/2014: 272.0 (+5.6) I have no clue, but it is what it is. . .
End Weight 02/14/2014: 268.2 (-3.8)

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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I'm in!
Challenge 1: New Years Day to Valentine’s Day (January 1st to February 14th)

January 1st to Valentine's Day Goal: Stay on plan and lose some pounds a week. 1-2 pounds...
Valentine's Day Goal Weight: 218

Start Weight 01/01/2014: 224.5
End Weight 02/14/2014:
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:51 PM   #4
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I so missed doing these challenges while pregnant! I'm currently 3 weeks postpartum and this seems like an excellent way to start the new year. I'm adjusting all dates to coincide with my Wednesday weigh-ins. My goal is to hit an average of a one pound loss per week, which would take me down to 214 for 2/14!.

Starting Weight 01/01/2014: 220

01/08/2014 goal: 219
Actual weight: 220.5
notes: Here's to hoping it's just a fluctuation, grr!

01/15/2014 goal: 218
Actual weight: 217.25
notes: w00t! I was extra vigilant with my eating this week and I think it paid off, especially since TOM started today.I'm anxious to see the doctor next week to see if I can get back to working out.

01/22/2014 goal: 217
Actual weight: 216
notes: I hope I can keep this rate up! I can start on more exercise now but I need to get a schedule figured out.

01/29/2014 goal: 216
Actual weight: 215.5
notes: Not bad, considering that I'd had a huge burger the night before weigh-in.

02/05/2014 goal: 215
Actual weight: 218.5
notes: I'm up three pounds, likely due to two indulgent days this past week, especially the night before weigh-in! I'm going to do my best to make up for it this coming week.

02/12/2014 goal: 214
Actual weight: 212.5
notes: Wow, 6 pounds this week! I'll take it, lol. I'm pretty sure my gain last week was mostly water weight, so dropping that was a huge boost. I've also lowered my calories for both breakfast and lunch so I'm sure that's helped as well.

GOAL = SURPASSED!!! On to the next challenge!

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★ Goal for 2013: Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby REACHED 12-11-13
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:20 AM   #5
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I'm in! At this time my goal is to lose my holiday weight and get back down to my lowest weight of 218. If it turns out that most of the weight is water weight that's quickly lost I might adjust my goal mid-challenge.

01/02/2014: 228.2
01/07/2014: 234.6 (yep, didn't get back on plan at all and continued to eat like the holidays.)
01/14/2014: 225.6
final goal!

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:01 PM   #6
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Sounds like a plan. I am wanting to lose 20lbs by 2/14. I know it is a big goal but that I always lose a bunch when I first start exercising again and I haven't been doing anything in a long time. Valentines Goal - 287

Start Weight 01/01/2014: 307
01/07/2014: 305
01/13/2014: 299
01/20/2014: 299 Ugh! Didn't eat very good last week
01/27/2014: 295
02/3/2014: 296
02/10/2014: 295 Don't thing I will be able to lose 8 lbs in 2 days
End Weight 02/14/2014:

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #7
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Cool Hello Everyone :)

I was unable to reach my goal weight--could not overcome the weight plateau in enough time .

Valentine's Day Goal Weight: 220lbs

Start Weight 01/02/2014: 234.6
01/10/2014: 235.3
01/17/2014: 230.8
01/24/2014: 230.6
01/31/2014: 230.7
02/07/2014: 226.1
End Weight 02/14/2014 : 224.3

Good Luck all!

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Old 01-02-2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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Start Weight 01/2/2014: 274.4
01/06/2014: 271.6
01/13/2014: 275.8
01/20/2014: 272.0
2/4/2014: 272.0

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Old 01-02-2014, 02:39 PM   #9
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I've been gone for a while, gained some weight back(30lbs) and hoping to get back on track and make goal this year. I would love to join.

Jan 01: 260 (starting weight)
Jan 08:
Jan 15:
Jan 22:
Jan 29:
Feb 05:
Feb 12:
Feb 14: (End of 1st Challenge
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as **** don't deserve me at my best. ― Marilyn Monroe

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Old 01-03-2014, 09:42 PM   #10
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I'm in!! I've adjusted the dates to correspond to my Thursday weigh-ins.

January 1st to Valentine's Day Goal: Stay on plan!!!

Start Weight 01/01/2014: 230.6
01/02/2014: 227.2 (-3.4)
01/09/2014: 222.6 (-4.6) [-8.0 total]
01/16/2014: 218.8 (-3.8) [-11.8 total]
01/23/2014: 216.8 (-2.0) [-13.8 total]
01/30/2014: 216.6 (-0.2) [-14.0 total]
02/06/2014: 218.6 (+2.0) [-12.0 total]
02/13/2014: 218.6 (n/c) [-12.0 total]
End Weight 02/14/2014:

If you believe it, you will achieve it!!

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Old 01-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #11
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I would like to join. I love that you divided the year up into 6 challenges already. I am a 42 yr. old nurse and mom to a DS 11 and a DD 9. My husband and I will be married 19 years this year May 19 and I would love to be at my marriage weight of 185lbs by then. I started last year at 253.2 lbs. I did make it down to 199lbs but ended up having a rough last few months of the year and my exercise fell off the wagon and the food control went with it. So I ended the year with a gain up to 216.4. I would like to end 2014 below 165lbs. New years day weigh in 213.4 so that would be I need to lose 48lbs by the end of the year. I will set the goal for Valentines day at 205lbs. I would be ecstatic if I will be at 200lbs or below by Valentines. If I make it down to below 200lbs I can get my Alex and Ani Bracelets back which is what I give myself for each time I reach a goal. When I get to 200lbs I will restart wearing my bracelets again. I get to go to the spa for a day when I am below 185lbs and will have to come up with a reward for when I hit below 165lbs.

1/3: 213.2

New Years day weigh in 213.4
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:55 AM   #12
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Ha! I totally remember starting this last year. I am super glad someone did this year!

January 1st to Valentine's Day Goal: Stay on plan, exercise every day, and lose 20 pounds by Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day Goal Weight: 233.1

Start Weight 01/01/2014: 253.1
01/03/2014: ---
01/10/2014: 247.2 (woo! Ahead of the goal I set for this week!)
01/17/2014: 245.3 (barely ahead of goal but I made it!)
01/24/2014 (242.6)
01/31/2014: (239.1)
02/07/2014: (235.6)
End Weight 02/14/2014:

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #13
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SmallSteps I like this thanks for starting it

thanks in advance Elladorine, I'm copying your format

SW 01/01/2014: 179.0
CW 01/04/2014: 175.4
… took a couple of whooshes after staying OP a couple of days so I expect the rest of the way to be normal if no derailments

01/10/2014 goal: 174
Actual weight: 173.2 down (-0.8) from predicted goal, down (-5.8) from start

01/17/2014 goal: 173
Actual weight: 172.0 down (-1.0) from predicted goal, down (-7.0) from start

01/24/2014 goal: 172
Actual weight: 170.0 down (-2.0) from predicted goal, down (-9.0) from start

01/31/2014 goal: 171
Actual weight: 168.8 down (-2.2) from predicted goal, down (-10.2) from start

02/07/2014 goal: 170
Actual weight: 170.2 up (+0.2) from predicted goal, down (-8.8) from start

02/14/2014 goal: 169
Actual weight: 169.0 made my goal down -10lbs from start

... don't think about tomorrow, focus on TODAY and do the best you can//I'm not where I want to be, but I'm sure not where I used to be!//Don't let a bad meal turn into a bad day, a bad day turn into a bad week, a bad week push you to give up, Just pick up from there and get back on track

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #14
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I'm in! My plan is to stay within my calorie goal and exercise at least 5 times/week.

January 4 start: 269

January 11: 268
January 18:
January 25:
February 1:
February 8:
February 14:
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