100 lb. Club - Where will you be by Christmas??

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08-02-2008, 02:11 PM
Mrs Dorson posted on the other thread that there are 21 weeks til Christmas Day. Wow! Who knew? Okay, so thinking about that, where do you think you will be, weight-wise, on Christmas Day?

21 weeks. If you lose the "suggested" 1.5 pounds a week, that means about 30 pounds gone by Christmas. That would make me 185 pounds. Oh wow! Can you even imagine??? I can't...

How about you? Where would you like to be by Christmas?

08-02-2008, 02:15 PM
I will be at least one size smaller. Currently in a size 16. I will be in a size 14 if not a 12. And in onderland and hopefully out of the 190's too. OOO now im excited to go workout

08-02-2008, 02:52 PM
Lyn, let me just say, Thank you for not saying (Shh!) shopping days. Yark!
I always used to look forward to the next 'season'. You know, Ah, by Fall, I'll be back in size whatever, and I'll look just like the models in the Sears catalog, wearing a simple sweater with a long skirt (or whatever else in in fashion at the time.) I have giant rubber tubs full of size 9 tall pants from Reitmans that I have never worn. I'd go in because they had a sale, and couldn't make myself buy a 13, or 15, but rationalized that if I buy the 9 or the 7, it'll fit me in a few months anyway.
I'm so close to 150, I can taste it. I haven't weighed that in more that 7 years. I've gone up to 185 a few times since, but 150 was my fit, track-team Grade 12 weight. And I thought I was fat.
Right now, I'm kind of racing into my wedding dress. It fits, but I'm still a little nervous. You know, the Bad Dreams. You know.
But after all the hoop-la dies down, I'm going to try for a baby. Do it 'right', this time. Right for ME. So I'm afraid my thinness might be short-lived.
This time, I know better. I know that gestational diabetes is Serious, and if I get it again, I can't sneak ice cream, and slushies, and mars bars, because the Doctor can't see me eating them. I'm grown up this time. (Okay, I was 23 last time, but kind of stupid. Also scared and alone.)
To answer your question, Lyn. No matter how much I weigh, depending on how many I'm eating for, I will be healthy, and in good shape. And proud of myself. Because this time, I GET IT!

Lyn, you inspire me. You are a Real Person, and I get what you are all about. Thank you.

08-02-2008, 02:56 PM
I would like to lose 24 more pounds by Christmas, but that might be a bit too optimistic! I am a slow loser, but will continue to do my part with staying on plan and exercising.

Lyn, I can definitely imagine you reaching your goal! You will get there.

08-02-2008, 03:10 PM
Oh gosh, I think about this constantly. Last Christmas was when I made up my mind to start for the new year.

There's no way to know, but I can indulge in a little wishful thinking, yes?

All of my new clothes that I'll get for Christmas will fit this year, unlike last year. That was heartbreaking. I won't settle for a holiday outfit that fits this year. I'll shop, deliberate and the only thing I'll agonize over is a CUTE choice rather than the unflattering fits.

I'll be able to roll around on the floor and play with my son and his new toys rather than perch on a couch with a pillow on my lap to cover my stomach. I won't think about my stomach rolls because they won't exist.

Instead of avoiding parties because I'm embarrassed, the fattest woman there and I've become fatter in the last year I'll flaunt my hot body and bask in the compliments! I'm going to be the hot wife, the hot mom but the same cool (albeit healthier) me :)

I won't care in the least bit when my photo is taken. I'll ham it up! I'm going to get my photo taken on Santa's lap, just because there will be no chance of me busting his legs.

You know, this is sad. Really sad. I always SAID my weight wasn't a huge deal, but I can see here, typing this out that it was. It sucked. I'm getting away from that.

Weight wise, I honestly hope I'll be close, close close to goal. Really close. I can do it! I am doing it! I want to be concentrating on exercise for the pure enjoyment, strength training, perfecting my muscles rather than cutting fat (I do strength train and exercise for fun now, but the remaining weight I have to lose lurks constantly in my thoughts). The only thing I want to worry about next year is maintaining my new body, becoming stronger, healthier, possibly doing a BB competition for kicks. I want to be a maintainer for Christmas.

Please Santa? ;)

08-02-2008, 03:38 PM
I am 37 lbs from goal so I could concievably be very close by then. But knowing that weight loss slows the closer you get to goal, and what my rate has been recently, I'd be more than happy with 20 lbs by then.

08-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Well, I hope/expect to reach my original goal tomorrow (official weigh in day). But I already plan to reset my ultimate goal lower. I'll try for another ten pounds which should be doable by Christmas for me even with slower weight loss and some practice maintenance. So, I'm hoping for 139 by Christmas.

08-02-2008, 03:59 PM
I will be in Onederland for Christmas! Buying lots of size 14 presents from me to me!

08-02-2008, 04:28 PM
In a perfect world I would be in the high 150s, but if I can get into the 160s by then, I'll be thrilled. I'm such a slow loser, but I'm really determined not to take any more 'breaks' before the end of the year.

08-02-2008, 04:42 PM
I dare to hope that I will be at goal and maintaining! It's hard to even imagine, but that is what would be a great scenario for me.

08-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Hopefully I'll be maintaining by then.

08-02-2008, 04:45 PM
Hmm, well if I were to lose 30 pounds between then and now, I'd be 217! Not bad. Wow, it's really hard to imagine me weighing that little. But if I work reeeally really hard, it'd be SO cool if I could be in Onederland by then!! Just a dream of course, hehe, but it'll keep me going! :dancer:

08-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Such an interesting question...I thought - as I read this. I would LOVE to be in the 170's by then....or darn close. I have been losing only 2.5 pounds a month these last four months. So.....that would be nice - to get to the 170's by then. I am shooting for that or more.

My goal - always - even more than the number at the scale is to have sanity with food.

08-02-2008, 05:14 PM
:dust::xcheer: I will be 199 this Christmas because I have entered a Biggest Loser contest here in my hometown. The prize could be almost one thousand dollars. I have plans of winning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

x meowkat x
08-02-2008, 05:15 PM
Oh, to have another 30 lbs gone......I have been losing about 1-1.5 lbs a week the past month, so if I kept up that rate, by Xmas I'd weigh 180!! And most likely in a size 13! I haven't seen 180 lbs. since I was about 13 (which is a little sickening, when you think about it...I gained a ton when puberty really kicked in)---that's 10 years!

You know, I never really thought about that before...now I have something new to strive for! *enter new Xmas ticker* :D

08-02-2008, 08:41 PM
I just started a month ago and have been losing very slowly. By Christmas I'd like to be down at least 20lbs. So around 250lbs.

But, my ultimate goal would be to maintain going to the gym 4 days a week from now until Christmas!!

08-03-2008, 12:20 AM
Hm...I'd previously written down that I wanted to be at 215 by Christmas, which means I have a little over 30lbs to go. But it sounds do-able to me!!

And hopefully when Christmas arrives, I'll find that I've stayed on track -- that would be my ideal Christmas present!

08-03-2008, 01:58 AM
I'm probably going to get clobbered for saying this, but I would like to be down 40-50 pounds by Christmas. :^:

I feel a lot of the same issues as FB stated in her post. I'm only in week 4 of my journey so far and it has been more emotional than I would have suspected but I've found a good grove and for the first time in as long as I can remember...I feel capable. I have been more active in the past week than I would have imagined 5 weeks ago. I think we get to a point in our weight where we start believing the limitations even when they are not there. I have surprised myself with my abilities, even at 305 lbs.

mrs dorson
08-03-2008, 03:14 AM
i will be 199.............i will; i will; i will!!! :D

i cant remember weighing less than 200+ as a adult.:o

this is how we do it

:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:<----------love the carrot!

08-03-2008, 03:27 AM
I'm on board for 30 by christmas..I'm finally back on track, eating right and exercising...:carrot:

08-03-2008, 09:39 AM
If I lose 30 pounds by Christmas I will be in the 160's. I weight right at 160 at my wedding 10 years ago. That would be awesome.

The truth is that I really want to still be on plan and moving forward. So far my results have been happening pretty fast and I expect it to slow down soon. I am hoping to not lose motivation when that happens.

08-03-2008, 10:33 AM
If I lose 30 pounds by Christmas I would weigh 215lbs. That would be amazing. It's a great goal to head towards. Really helps me to look forward to something. :)

08-03-2008, 12:46 PM
The answers are so inspiring! I love reading this thread and all the wonderful positive vibes coming from it!

Kofarq, thank you so much for the compliment. I really appreciate it. I wanted to say that having a healthy, reasonable-weight-gain pregnancy IS doable. When I was preg with #1 and 2 I did fine. I ate like a crazy person with #3 though. WIth #4 I had just lost 35 pounds and was determined not to regain it all. I did gentle water aerobics (dr okay'ed) and walked a bit. And I ate according to the book, "What to Eat When You're Expecting." I highly recommend it. Good luck :)

08-03-2008, 10:35 PM
I hope to have a "Winter Onederland" for Christmas! Or on the brink, anyway ;)

My husband has a thing for black velvet dresses at Christmas, so I'm hoping to be able to find one this year.

08-03-2008, 10:47 PM
Farseashore ~ I'm hoping for a winter onderland too! Good luck to us both. :)
I'm hoping to be in the 185-195lbs range by then, wouldn't that just be the best Christmas present ever? It's been 6-7 years since I weighed that much!

08-03-2008, 10:51 PM
I would love to be in onederland by Dec. It is doable. I haven't been in the 100's in at least 8-10 years. I can't even imagine it. But hopefully I will be able to experience it.

08-03-2008, 11:08 PM
I don't really know where my final destination will be, but in any event, I will be close :D and well within normal BMI by then.

08-04-2008, 12:48 AM
I would like to have a healthy bmi by then too... but at the very least I'll be in onederland :)

08-04-2008, 02:22 AM
I've love to be a size 12; maybe even a 10 in some clothes?
I hope it's okay I posted here ladies. You are all such an inspiration, and I wish you luck!

08-04-2008, 02:29 AM
Although Christmas is my least favorite holiday, "Bah Humbug!!" :snowball1, I'd like to believe I'd be at 1/2 my goal weight. I'm losing 100 pounds 50 at a time. So, I'd like to see 25 pounds gone forever by then.

08-04-2008, 02:31 AM
I'd like to be at my first goal and 2 sizes smaller :)

08-04-2008, 10:11 AM
I lose weight at about 2 pounds at the least per week so if I keep that up I'll lose about 42 pounds by Christmas....so I should be 211, awesome!! It would be cool to come close to that, if not hit it.

Thank you for doing this thread :) Now that I have that in my head I know I'll be unstoppable!

08-04-2008, 12:02 PM
I'm going to aim for Onederland by Christmas...but I'm going to move it up a week for me. My 28th birthday is December 18, which is exactly one week before Christmas...I'd really like to start my 28th year in Onederland.

08-04-2008, 12:09 PM
Like Sunshine, my goal is Onederland. My 15th wedding anniversary is on December 18th. I like to wear a sexy little black dress, so I'm concentrating on losing inches, too.

08-04-2008, 12:15 PM
GirlyGirl...I think the 18th is a lucky goal day for us!

08-04-2008, 03:05 PM
Okay I am going to say I want to be 200lbs by Christmas at this time I am 242thats more like 2lbs per week but I am going to work my butt off and I think I will be able to do it because this is the start of my weight loss and I plan on stay OP and working out almost everyday extra hard. I just want to set a challenge for myself. I will be happy though if I can get to atleast 215 which would be my pre-pregnancy weight before I had my daughter in July of 2007.

08-04-2008, 08:28 PM
Onederland sounds really good to me! I too can't remember when I weighed less than 200 pounds. I can't believe we are so close to Christmas.

08-04-2008, 08:49 PM
I can't wait for the day I start living in Onederland, it seems so far away! But ideally I want to lose about 4lbs a week, which I've been doing the last few weeks, so that 80lb loss would put me at around 170! I think that's a little low [and really high expectation!] so I'd be ecstatic if I got to 190, that'd be the best Christmas ever! :)

But most of all I'd love to be able to buy a really cute Christmas outfit in a size that doesn't look enormous on the hanger! Even though it's not how it looks on the hanger that counts, my clothes always just look a lot bigger than everyone else's. :(

08-04-2008, 09:46 PM
I totally crashed and burned through the holidays last year. And then kept on gaining. So I would like to lose 21 lbs which would be one pound less than I weighed last Christmas. (I now have alot of fear about the upcoming holidays given what happened to me last year.)

08-05-2008, 03:24 AM
Nice question and inspirational replies!
I'm aiming for 42 off (3 stone in English), which would bring me to 170. I've just (re)started and am losing well and confidently, and I plan to gradually build up my activity levels.
Actually, 170 still sounds pretty heavy to me (only 5'2") - but I do vaguely remember that around that weight I stop looking obese and start looking cuddly. Cuddly for Christmas would be good!

08-05-2008, 07:23 AM
I also hope to have a winter onederland! We can do this!

08-05-2008, 09:41 AM
I have 39 more pounds to go and I hope to be there by Christmas! At the rate I am going now, it should be attainable! ;)

08-05-2008, 03:17 PM
Hmm.... Christmas already? lol Well, my original plan was to lose 87 pounds by New Years (get to 215 lbs)... that's not going to work thanks to a month long binge that set me WAY back..

But by Xmas--- 21 weeks away... 1.5 lbs per week, would put me at approx 236 pounds... that's not too shabby! For a total of 66 pounds lost in a year (almost)... I would be too upset with myself for that!

Buy myself some nice new size 16's for Xmas... you wouldn't see me complaining!

08-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Well, I just started on Monday. Ideally, if I lost 2 lbs a week consistently I'd be 40-42 lbs lighter. So since I'm starting at almost 257 lbs, I'd be 217 lbs. Pretty exciting and motivating to think about it like that :D

08-06-2008, 12:02 PM
By December, I will no longer be obese. Wow. I can' remember a time when I haven't been, so that's just thrilling to think about. And I love the way I'm thinking about it -- not, "I might no longer be," but that I will no longer be obese. I can't wait to see what I look like then!!


08-06-2008, 12:26 PM
And I love the way I'm thinking about it -- not, "I might no longer be," but that I will no longer be obese.

I know exactly what you mean. At some point, you realize you started out hoping (and secretly trying not to get your hopes up) that you'll really stick with it this time, that you'll actually lose the weight this time. And then you realize that you're not hoping anymore. You *know.* It's a world of difference.

08-07-2008, 05:30 PM
Gosh, that is getting alittle too close for comfort. I am currently in a tight 16 and they are stretch jeans, so it is probably closer to 18 lol. I hope to be two sizes smaller by Christmas especially down two sizes mentally by then if that makes any sense to you guys. More than the size just to "know" I have it under control this time. To have the freedom to enjoy food and not feel controlled by it. Serenity now, lol

09-04-2010, 07:43 PM
I will lose at least thirty pounds (225lbs) by 12/25/10!

I will weight 222 lbs or less at 1:11AM on 1/1/11!

EDIT: OOPS, I see this thread is 2 years old! Wonder how I endded up even finding it?

In any case 1/1/11 is just about 17 weeks away and I will be at my mini goal by then!

09-04-2010, 07:46 PM
I hope to have lost 20 pounds by Christmas :/

Loving Me
09-04-2010, 08:20 PM
I'm REALLY hoping to be at my initial goal by Christmas. 16 weeks til Christmas Eve and 15lbs to lose. I know my loss has been slowing right down, but I'm going to give it all I've got to get there, it would be THE best christmas present I could ever give myself.

09-04-2010, 09:58 PM
I plan to be down to 225lb by Christmas. At 263 on Sept 4, that's a push, but I want to AT LEAST be at 230. I've only been at this for 34 days, who knows what the next 111 days will bring!

By the way, NancyMae... I noticed we have the same start weight and the same Christmas goal! You're a bit ahead of me now, but I hope to catch up! :D

09-04-2010, 10:02 PM
I plan/hope/pray to be in Onederland by Christmas. 31 pounds in 16 weeks. Rough for sure but do-able if I stick to my plan.

09-04-2010, 10:34 PM
My realistic goal- to be at 210 by christmas. I won't see my family until then, and I can't wait to go home and surprise them. If I make goal, then I'll have lost 52 lbs total since summer when I started.

My dreamy-dreamerton goal is Onederland.

09-04-2010, 10:56 PM
I'd like to reach my healthy weight goal of 169 by Christmas, but it would be a bonus if I could lose a pound a week and exceed that by a little bit.

09-04-2010, 11:14 PM
I hope you don't mind me posting here....but I love this thread and just can't resist! ;)

I hope to be 160 lbs. by Xmas! My husband's birthday is at the end of January and by then, I really hope to reach my goal of 150! But 160 would be absolutely wonderful!!!!

09-05-2010, 12:07 AM
I would LOVE to be 150 by Christmas!!!

09-05-2010, 08:34 AM
My only goal is to still be doing this by christmas. Last year I started and I gave up, I'm kicking myself at what I could have been if I had just kept going and not fallen off the wagon. This time I'm feeling like I can do this, that it's not as difficult as I thought it was, that if I keep going then I get to be that pretty girl I want to be.

So I want to be 20 pounds lighter. Slow and steady.

09-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Winter onderland for me !! (Here's hoping )

09-05-2010, 10:02 AM
I hope to be down to 199, but so far my weight loss has been much higher than I expected. I don't know how long it will continue before it starts slowing down. But right now I have been consistently losing 4-5 Lbs a weeks so I may actually be down to 180 by Christmas which would be a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


09-05-2010, 12:43 PM
I plan on being 157 my current Goal Weight by Christmas...then I reevaluate, I think I will end up wanting to lose about another 20lb.

09-05-2010, 12:52 PM
I'm hoping to be 245 by Christmas. That was my goal last week. I'm 280.6 right now, so 35 more lbs to go. :)

09-05-2010, 01:42 PM
I am really hoping to be at 190 by Christmas. That would be so GREAT! Only 20 pounds and I know that's doable!

09-05-2010, 07:59 PM
I want to be on plan today through Christmas. Eating 5 fruits and veggies a day, cooking my own "whole food focused" meals with only one meal out a week and exercising 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Make it my norm to take the stairs rather then the elevator and walk to the train rather then driving every where. I will be stronger and heather then I am today.

AZ Sunrises
09-05-2010, 08:06 PM
I'm currently in snug 22s, and I'd be really excited if I can wear a decade old pair of 16s when the holidays roll around. ;) 18s wouldn't disappoint me, but darn it, I want into those 16s.

09-05-2010, 08:08 PM
I want to lose at least 20lbs by Christmas! Losing around 20lbs would bring me to one of my weight goals of 149lbs. :D

09-05-2010, 08:37 PM
I hope you don't mind me posting here....but I love this thread and just can't resist! ;)

I hope to be 160 lbs. by Xmas! My husband's birthday is at the end of January and by then, I really hope to reach my goal of 150! But 160 would be absolutely wonderful!!!!

Having goals is a GOOD thing! Why would anyone mind?

I seemed to have gone back two years to dig this thread up. It was not intentional and still don't know how it happened! But how ever it happened it looks it was a GOOD thing and something we can all relate too!

09-05-2010, 09:19 PM
I want to hopefully be at my goal of 145 or at least somewhere near it! That would be amazing :)

09-05-2010, 10:06 PM
I noticed that this thread was 2 years old, but I think it's a good longer term goal to work towards!

I would love to be at goal by then, but I think that may be too agressive... so, I would like to have lost 30 more lbs by then... that would put me into the 170s...into Onderland and that much closer to goal!

09-06-2010, 12:47 PM
I also noticed the two year old dates and got a little disappointed, but I was happy to see that NancyMae had posted so recently!!! Thanks!

09-06-2010, 02:01 PM
Ooh, if I can get to my next milestone (172 lbs) by then, it'd be awesome!

.. lets see.. 30.6 lbs!