Chicks up for a Challenge - 20 pounds (or less or more) in 3 months!

07-24-2010, 06:27 AM
Hey everyone! :)
I'm new to posting on here so I thought that I'd get straight into it and create a challenge! My ultimate goal is to lose 20 pounds in 3 months but I just know I can't do this alone and would love to begin this journey with someone else :)

My name is Sandy and I am from New Zealand, 21 years old and have struggled with food for what seems like forever (since the age of 13) but I would love to get my binging under control and just to have the courage and the willpower to accomplish what I haven't be able to accomplish for years!

Will anyone join me?


07-24-2010, 08:44 AM
I am 37 years old. I am a huge junk food junkie and I also have my binges. I was on LA weight loss years ago and got down to 138lbs and I felt so great! Now, 4 years later and after my second child, I am up to 172 lbs and I feel like absolute crap! My boobs are a 38DD and my waist is 39 inches! I feel so unhealthy and unsexy. I decided last night that I am doing this once and for all! I need to lose at least 30lbs, but would love to get back to 138lbs again! My size 8 jeans are getting dusty!

Here we go!

07-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Hi Sandy and Ashlee, I'll join too. :)

I am a 37 years old mother and wife. I would like to be a good example to my children with their eating and movement habits. Also starting in mid Nov., I will need to wear prof. clothes everyday and I really do not want to have to buy work clothes for the size I am at now.

CW 197.8

07-24-2010, 11:02 AM
I'm in! I actually need to lose more like 30 lbs, but 20 lbs would be a start! Debbie

07-24-2010, 04:52 PM
I'd like to join as well! My name is Ashlee too :) and I am 23 years old with a very active 21 month old son. I would love to lose 20 lbs in 3 months!

What day does everyone weigh-in?

CW: 159.5
GW: 139.5

07-24-2010, 04:56 PM
I'm in!!! Do we have an official start and end date? I'm aiming for at least 30lbs.!!!

07-24-2010, 11:13 PM
Hi I'd like to join,
I'm Vanessa,
(I'm also a Kiwi Sandy,a jafa)

I'm in South Korea teaching and my sister is getting married in December.
I've gained 11 kilos since this time last year, my goal is to lose at least 7 or 8 between now and then.
I'm looking forward to the challenge....

07-25-2010, 06:37 AM
oh my goodness!!!!! :) Thank you all SOOO much for joining in!! :) Ashlee, envelope (sorry couldn't grab your name :)!), Debbie, Ashlee, Kim and fellow Kiwi Vanessa (I am a from wellywood lol!) it is sooo wonderful to be able to do this with all of you!!!

Kim - Its Sunday here in New Zealand and Saturday almost everywhere else so I was thinking that we make our start day Monday 26th of July! What does everyone else think?? For me it will def be tomorrow since this weekend has been just horrible, a complete binge-fest, we had family friends come over and we just had an absolute feast of food and I just went over bored :'(

Ashlee (2nd Ashlee lol!) I usually weigh in on Sunday's :) It gives me the motivation to stay on track on the weekends!

Sooo happy to start this with you all!! :)

07-25-2010, 09:53 AM
I think I'll join you. I'll be back with my weigh in.

07-25-2010, 10:14 AM
Hey! I want to join too! I am Sun and I have a physically disabled child and gained alot of weight from stress after the pregnancy. I have lost about 30 lbs and want to loose 30 more but will be ecstatic to loose 20 with all your help! :) my husband's friend is having a wedding in late Oct and I would love to look smoking again(they have never seen me fat!).

07-25-2010, 10:38 AM
I'm down. I'm just coming back to weight loss after a 130lb loss (in about 16 months) and a 70 lb gain (over 7 months). I want to try to lose it slowly this time- I think I lost it way too quickly before, and over-restriction turned into over-indulgence (surprisingly quickly!)

I'm going to try to eat close to maintenance calories (at my ideal weight), which means most days I'll eat 1500- more if I work out. I love to run, but am currently 230 lbs, so it's quite difficult.

07-26-2010, 09:52 PM
Is it too late to join? I would love to lose 20 pounds in 3 months. My hubby and I just moved from california to washington state and we are going home for a wedding in 4 months. I am only 5 ft 3 inches, and am not happy weighing 196 lbs.

07-28-2010, 10:41 PM
How are you all doing? I am down 1 lb so far for this challenge.

SW 197.8
CW 196.8

07-29-2010, 12:58 PM
I'm in for 20 lbs in 3 months! I'm 23 yrs old, a recent college grad about to go back to grad school, and have a physically demanding job. I'm a zookeeper, so my job makes up most of my exercise. I have a GoWear Fit, and on work days I burn anywhere between 2700-3200 calories for the day. I just started trying calorie cycling because it seems to fit my schedule better than fixed calorie goals. I'm hoping to lose 2 lbs per week, but since I know my body and I'm sure that won't happen every week, I'll stick with the 20 lbs in 3 months. My SW is 175.6.

07-29-2010, 01:11 PM
Ok, I'm in as well. I am a 39 year old mom of 2. I am hoping to be down 40 by my 40th bday in December. I just started counting calories last Thursday (which is my weigh in day as well). I currently try to eat 1500 calories a day and try to exercise 5 times a week. I either do a half hour step aerobics video or walk/jog on the treadmill.

07-29-2010, 04:35 PM
@envelope: Great job so far!

I have lost 6 pounds since I started. It is the very beginning of my weight loss journey, so the beginning is always easier.

07-29-2010, 06:13 PM
HEy ladies!
Since I posted I have lost a lb and a half! woohoo. Been on plan and feeling great! Plus was hit on today by a cute guy. Very good body! hahaha I had my kid with me! lol although in his defense I didn't have on my wedding ring!.

07-29-2010, 06:37 PM
Hi all! I would love to join!
I am trying to lose another 35 lbs total, but would love to lose another 25 before October 20th. That is a lot of work but I am going to try my best! I have a work conference to go to in mid September, would like to lose another 12 lbs by then, and the rest before mid October. I weigh in every day, so am up for that or weekly weigh ins. Love the support!!!

07-31-2010, 02:27 AM
I'm in. I need to be at least 145 by Oct. 31. I've had such a hard time staying on track with my diet though. I'm going to get serious about this thing though. I have to!

07-31-2010, 02:42 AM
I'm in too!!! Gosh darn-it. I feel so yucky tonight after having too much of everything. I would be happy with 15 pounds as well in 3 months. So for me starting August 1st and the goal will be by the end of October (Halloween). I'm 30 years old, started a new job 3 months ago and going through a lot stress but aren't we all in some ways. Enough with the excuses!

07-31-2010, 08:38 AM
Welcome to everyone who has joined. :)

WTG (Way To Go) briters89 and sun!

I forgot to mention my goal for 3 months earlier. I would like to be 168 by the end of this challenge, which happens to be my oldest childs birthday.

SW 197.8
CW 195.8

07-31-2010, 10:54 AM
Am I to late to join? I started my weight loss journey on July 26th, so I know my starting and current weight. I would really like to loose more like 30 lbs by then and hopefully this challenge will keep my on track. I am 24 years old, engaged college student who also works full time. Its hard to fit time in for cooking right and working out but Im going to do it this time. I refuse to be fat at my wedding!

SW: 245
GW: 215

07-31-2010, 02:04 PM
HEy ladies!
Since I posted I have lost a lb and a half! woohoo. Been on plan and feeling great! Plus was hit on today by a cute guy. Very good body! hahaha I had my kid with me! lol although in his defense I didn't have on my wedding ring!.

LOL nice! Doesn't it feel good when that happens! Its just nice to feel "sexy".
We have almost the same #'s starting and goal wise, you are just ahead of me!

08-01-2010, 03:46 AM
Kaly, its never to late to join! I'm sure we would all love you here.

Peaches, that is exciting! I love when little things like that happen. As much as I adore my husband, he always loves me, so its nice knowing what other people think.

08-02-2010, 04:21 PM
Lost 2 pounds so far.

SW: 168
CW: 166
GW: 145

08-02-2010, 04:59 PM
CarbsAreEvil - you are doing great!

I bounced back up to 196.8, but am (hopefully) on the way back down. :)

SW 197.8
CW 196

08-02-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm definitely in! I'm hoping for more than 20 but I'll put my goal at 20 to be realistic.

SW: 234 (baaaad weekend, haha)
GW: 214

I'm going on a cruise in December, this will be a great start to hitting my goal for that!

08-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Is it too late to join in?

08-02-2010, 09:04 PM
Keeperofthehome4 - yes you can join! :)

08-02-2010, 11:46 PM
So I'm only down 1.3lbs. since I signed up for this, which really means I need to get my butt moving!!! I'm glad to see so many others have joined!!!

SW: 260.8
CW: 259.5
GW: 240.8

08-04-2010, 09:29 AM
My scale was being stubborn but finally decided to move today.

SW 197.8
CW 193.8

08-05-2010, 12:49 PM
Well my weight was up today, but I wasn't surprised. I've been sick for about 5 days now and my eating schedule has been way off, and I haven't been eating healthy foods. I went to the doctor this morning and she gave me a steroid shot to speed up recovery and I also have 3 prescriptions (1 antibiotic, 1 for sinus, and 1 for back pain). Hopefully I'll start feeling better soon.

08-05-2010, 04:19 PM
zoochick - I hope you are feeling better soon. Try and get lots of rest and lots of water.

08-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Everybody is off to a great start!
Congrats on your losses!

SW: 168
CW: 164
GW: 145

08-06-2010, 03:52 PM
SW 197.8
CW 192.6 a little over 5 lbs down!

08-07-2010, 02:40 AM
Is it too late to join?! Would love to be part of this challenge....Do you have an official weight in day?

08-07-2010, 04:10 PM
Well week 1 is done for me, I started Sunday August 1st and I am down 1.5 pounds. Very very happy about that. It's slow but steady. If I can loose 5 pounds this first month of our 3 month goal I will be extremely happy. I do Weight Watchers so my main goal this month is to just stay within my points budget and exercise more. Not focusing too much on what I eat. Next month I will focus on that more. Congrats to everyone on a great start.

08-08-2010, 11:53 AM
I'm down 3lbs this week my weigh in day is Sat, but just not getting a chance to post.

SW:292 lbs
CW: 289

08-13-2010, 10:36 AM
How is everyone doing with this challenge? It is going good for me, I love challenges, they help me stay focused. :bubbles:

SW 197.8
CW 189

08-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Not so good last week and this week. But I'm back on track today. I lost 2 pounds the first week and then the next two weeks I don't know what happened, I gained them back and did horribly.

08-20-2010, 04:09 PM
Checking back in! My first week was a bust! Gained 4 pounds in 2 days and TOM came so I completely stalled the whole week! Word to the wise NEVER DO A SALT WATER FLUSH! I think it made me retain water like crazy. Anyway, I'm back in the game!

SW: 168
CW: 160
GW: 145

08-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Hope it's not too late to join. I just started about a week ago so I think I can count those pounds too right? It motivates me more to know I've done lost some pounds and ready to lose some more!

SW: 268
CW: 260
GW: 240? maybe more =)

08-20-2010, 04:39 PM
SW 197.8
CW 187.2 10 lbs down on this challenge. :)

08-22-2010, 09:17 PM
Still the same going to kick up my work out this week.

Queen Donna
08-28-2010, 10:51 AM
Good morning. I just saw this thread today. On 7/24 I weighed 274.5. Today I am 269.4. I'm doing the right things - on plan and working out hard. So I intend to shed the 20 in 3 months!!

Go Team!!!

08-29-2010, 01:42 PM
Down 1lb this week!

SW:292 lbs
CW: 288

09-05-2010, 01:30 PM
SW 197.8
CW 181.4

I am right on target for this challenge. :)

09-16-2010, 07:48 PM
1 Pound Less this week. No where near what I wanted to be but heading in the right direction. I haven't forgotten about this post. How is everybody doing?