Chicks up for a Challenge - February Challenge!




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Avezy44
01-30-2013, 05:30 AM
SW: 268
CW: 259
GW: 257

3 POUNDS LETS DO IT!:carrot::carrot::carrot:


Laura78
01-30-2013, 06:46 AM
I'm in! I'd like to lose 8 lbs in February :)

ETA: I'll post my starting February weight on Friday which is my weigh-in day anyway :)

mccull83
01-30-2013, 07:10 AM
I love these! Thanks for starting it!
SW 249
CW 249
GW 234


kgurlstar
01-30-2013, 02:04 PM
Sw:161
Cw:161
Gw:155

KimL1214
01-30-2013, 05:15 PM
SW: 263.8
GW: 253.8

Going on vacation for nine days this month, so I'm a little worried but still planning on killing it!!!

Avezy44
01-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Me too MCULL83!

kandd416
01-31-2013, 12:09 PM
Howdy all!

I'm so in. I've taken a couple of months off for a much needed break from obsessing about my diet. Thankfully I've pretty much maintained! I am up a pound or so from where I left off, so I consider that a success!

I'm a horribly slow loser, so my goal for the month of February is to lose 4 pounds, which is huge for me, but I think I can do it.

SW 169.2
GW 165.2

We can do this!

fated2loseweight
01-31-2013, 01:47 PM
Im in! SW 135, will work hard to lose around 8 pounds by the end of february..! How often are we gonna check up on each other for this challenge?:dizzy:

angiemama
01-31-2013, 02:02 PM
I'm going to be crazy and say:
SW: 186
GW: 175
11 pounds

I won't freak out if I don't make it, but I will probably freak out IN A GREAT way if I do make it.
Let's do it!!

Avezy44
01-31-2013, 02:10 PM
To answer the earlier question, as often as you want.. Whenever you weigh-in for the week is usually a good time. Sometimes I peak at my scale before my weigh in and if I am down I update.

gardenerjoy
01-31-2013, 05:00 PM
I didn't make my goal of 25 days at 76.5kgs or less in January, so I'm trying again in February!

chubbiegurl
01-31-2013, 06:03 PM
Didn't make my goal of 10 last month. Hit 6 by day 18 and thought I am going to make it, but stalled since then. So my goal is 6 lbs this month
Sw 129.8
Gw 123

dcapulet
01-31-2013, 11:31 PM
I'd like to lose 7 lbs in February. I'll post my starting February weight on Saturday, which is my weigh-in day.

Laura78
02-01-2013, 06:39 AM
Happy February Ladies!

So my goal by March 1 is to be 214.

omega
02-01-2013, 06:50 AM
Sw:162.6
Cw:162.6
Gw:156

February is a 4 week month so I am shooting to lose 4% of my weight...
I may well fail as I am a PCOS lady - but I will work hard to try to make it happen.

JazzyPeggy
02-01-2013, 12:05 PM
Sw 253.2
Cw 253.2
Gw 248.2

Psychic
02-01-2013, 12:08 PM
My February start weight is 188.6.
My goal weight by the end of this month is 184.

angiemama
02-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Well I made it to 186 this morning. I have been playing with 187 for a few days since vacation, but haven't wanted to update my ticker. Back to 186! Just in time.

Goal: 175

KimL1214
02-01-2013, 06:41 PM
SW: 263.8
CW: 263.0
GW: 253.8

toobig
02-02-2013, 04:27 AM
I want to lose four pounds this month. I have been hovering at 163 since October.

SW 163
Gw 159

dcapulet
02-02-2013, 10:42 AM
I'd like to lose 7 lbs in February. I'll post my starting February weight on Saturday, which is my weigh-in day.

SW: 217.7
CW: 217.7
GW: 210.7

:)

mccull83
02-04-2013, 12:34 PM
SW 249
CW 246
GW 234
I experienced my first gain and then "whoosh" loss due to TOM this past week (in the past I never weighed myself often enough to notice this before. Super happy to realize that I don't need to stress over a little gain as long as I know my eating/exercise is right on).
In the past if I didn't see 5 pounds leave my body each week I would get discouraged and give up after a couple weeks, but this time it's different for some reason.

JazzyPeggy
02-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Sw 253.2
Cw 251.8 (-1.4)
Gw 248

Katy Bug
02-04-2013, 01:39 PM
I'm new to the site and would love to join in this challenge!

SW: 188
CW: 185
GW: 177

Rolodex
02-04-2013, 01:42 PM
Woot! Im in!!

SW: 245
GW: 237

mountain mama
02-04-2013, 07:19 PM
I've really been struggling this year. Having trouble balancing work, side work, family and myself. I feel like I just keep getting bigger!!! But.. I know what to do.. I just need to stop letting being busy get in the way of getting healthy. I have lost 100 pounds before.. I can do it again.. AND keep it off!!

My 21 day challenge goals are:

1)Do NOT eat after dinner
2)Exercise 6 days a week
3)stay under 2000 calories

So farm so good today!

Way to go everyone!

mnckrstn0
02-04-2013, 07:36 PM
this is my first monthly challenge on 3FC! woohoo
SW = 166
GW (for March 1st) = 156

10 lbs this month! Let's go!

toobig
02-06-2013, 04:29 AM
sw 163
cw 162
gw 159

mccull83
02-06-2013, 10:08 AM
this is my first monthly challenge on 3FC! woohoo
SW = 166
GW (for March 1st) = 156

10 lbs this month! Let's go!

Me too, and I love the challenge!!

TooBig: Holy Cow you've come a long way.....and so close to your goal. :cheer: You give me hope :woohoo:

gardenerjoy
02-06-2013, 11:17 AM
I'm up to 5 of 25 days below 76.5kgs in February. I'd probably be at 6, but I forgot to weigh myself one morning!

mparker
02-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Better late then never..... I'm in.

Feb 1: 145.6
CW: 145.2
March 1: 135.0

Best of luck everyone.

jrkessle
02-07-2013, 11:07 AM
I'm a bit late, but totally down!

SW 216
GW 209

Shooting high this month to try to kick my butt into shape. For the next week (but I'm trying for the rest of the month) to be off all complex carbs (so no bread, pasta, rice, etc.).

jrkessle
02-07-2013, 12:44 PM
@mccull83: expecting to lose 5 pounds a week is super unrealistic, and unhealthy as well! you're only supposed to lose 1-2 pounds a week - that's the healthy number. anything more than that and your body starts eating much needed muscle as well as fat, plus you're more likely to go into starvation mode and develop eating disorders, not to mention ruining your metabolism possibly for life! just be careful that you're not expecting too much of yourself, because if you don't see those huge numbers there's a bigger tendency to give up instead of keep going!

Peaches55
02-07-2013, 03:04 PM
I little late but I am in!

2/1/2013 - 158.2
2/7/2013 - 156.0
2/28/2013 - 153.0 February Goal :-)

Laura78
02-08-2013, 06:21 AM
I am down 2.4 lbs this week! 5.6 lbs left to meet my February goal :)

mparker
02-08-2013, 10:19 AM
WI last night.....

3.3lbs and 1.75"!!!!!!

Feb 1:145.6
CW: 142.6
Mar 1 GW: 135.0

gardenerjoy
02-08-2013, 10:55 AM
I'm up to 7 of 25 days below 76.5kgs in February.

Great news, mparker and Laura78! Keep up the good work!

LuvCats
02-08-2013, 04:56 PM
WTG everyone! Those numbers are looking good! Still on track but my tougher days are coming later in the month... first tough one is next Friday-Monday.

Keep it up...or should I say down... ladies! :)

CleverName
02-09-2013, 03:45 AM
I'd like to join the party...

Feb 4 SW: 159.8
Feb 9 CW: 157.4
Feb 28 GW: 153

dcapulet
02-09-2013, 10:39 AM
Sw: 217.7
Cw: 215.7
Gw: 210.7

gardenerjoy
02-09-2013, 12:40 PM
8 of 25 days below 76.5kgs in February

mccull83
02-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Jrkessel, you are totally right. (that's funny cause I was just thinking to myself exactly what you wrote right before I logged on today) I got caught up in loosing 15 pounds that first month and was thinking "yeay, I can do this. I can totally loose 15 the next month too before slowing down." This week I am realizing how foolish that was :o so I am going to change the goal:

SW: 249
CW: 246
GW: 240
I think that's a great start!

jrkessle
02-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Feeling pretty down tonight. Seems like I can't break through 219-218 and get back down to 216! so tired of my weight shifting so much throughout the week. about ready to throw out my scale!

gardenerjoy
02-10-2013, 11:12 AM
jrkessle: repeat "it's only data" about a hundred times. ;)
The common advice is to give a new plan, like your low-carb one, three weeks to see if it's going to work for you (meaning, of course, that it gets results on the scale AND doesn't drive you crazy).
Also, there's wisdom out there that we should let our weight rest at plateaus for weeks or even months before pushing it down again. I only did that willingly once when I was losing, but I found it helpful when the scale didn't move to keep it in the back of my mind that I could make the choice to practice maintenance for awhile.

I'm at 9 of 25 days below 75.6kgs in February.

KimL1214
02-10-2013, 02:42 PM
SW: 263.8
CW: 260.6
GW: 253.8

CleverName
02-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Feb 4 SW: 159.8
Feb 10 CW: 156.8
Feb 28 GW: 153

omega
02-11-2013, 09:21 AM
Sw:162.6
Cw:160.2
Gw:156

JazzyPeggy
02-11-2013, 09:26 AM
Sw 253.2
Cw 251.6
Gw 248.2

gardenerjoy
02-11-2013, 11:07 AM
Day 10 of 25 days below 76.5kgs in February.

gardenerjoy
02-12-2013, 11:55 AM
Want some Valentine's Day motivation? I just had a piece published on Huffington Post about heart health: A Librarian's Tips For A Healthy Heart (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joy-weese-moll/heart-health-tips_b_2638498.html).

I'm on Day 11 of 25 days below 76.5kgs in February. Doing so much better than last month (knock on wood)!

KimL1214
02-12-2013, 07:15 PM
SW: 263.8
CW: 257.0
GW: 253.8

toobig
02-13-2013, 07:54 AM
sw 163
cw 163.5
gw 159

Oops! oing the wrong way!

beescwee
02-13-2013, 08:58 AM
I know it's maybe a wee bit late to join, but I love the monthly challenges! I started February at 225 and am now at 221 - I had a lot of water weight to lose so despite that I'm still hopeful for the next few weeks, I'm going to aim for 217. So,

SW: 225
CW: 221
GW: 217

mccull83
02-13-2013, 12:39 PM
Sw 249
Cw 244
Gw 240

Avezy44
02-14-2013, 11:20 AM
Hope everyone is having a great Valentines Day and are meeting their goals! 3 pounds to mine! :)

Laura78
02-15-2013, 07:07 AM
OK, mine is not going well.....but I'm trying! :)

SW: 222
CW: 219
GW: 214

mparker
02-15-2013, 09:37 AM
Not an outstanding WI.... but I will take it.

0.3lbs and 1.0"

Feb 1: 145.6
CW: 142.2
Mar 1: 135

gardenerjoy
02-16-2013, 09:34 AM
Laura78 and mparker: Down is good!

I popped over 76.5 kgs this morning for the first time all month. That's what I get for falling spectacularly off plan yesterday. Back to it today!

14 of 25 days below 76.5kgs in February.

dcapulet
02-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Sw: 217.7
Cw: 215.7
Gw: 210.7

SW: 217.7
CW: 213.9
GW: 210.7

JazzyPeggy
02-16-2013, 02:09 PM
Sw 253.2
Cw 254
Gw 248.2

I had gotten down to 249 and then I went on an eating binge. :(

gardenerjoy
02-17-2013, 11:01 AM
JazzyPeggy: I'm still over my max target today for the same reason. My overindulgence on Friday triggered more of the same yesterday. Sigh. What's your plan to get back on track? Mine is that I wrote down everything that I intend to eat today and I expect myself to stick to it!

jrkessle
02-19-2013, 02:01 PM
haven't even been able to get back down to 216. i've been sick for 4 days though, and have little appetite, so maybe this is the kick in the pants my body needs to get through this plateau...

kandd416
02-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Sounds like most of us are doing great.

For those of you who are off track, get right back on. There's plenty of time left in the month.

I'm posting my WI from Saturday as I'm a little up with preTOM water right now.

SW 169.2
CW 167.4
GW 165.2

Have a great week everyone.

Kim

mparker
02-21-2013, 12:22 PM
Weekly WI:

Feb1: 145.6
Feb 20: 139.4
Mar 1: 135.0

jrkessle
02-21-2013, 11:55 PM
Cw: 215.4

Laura78
02-22-2013, 06:32 AM
Weekly weigh in:

Feb starting weight: 222
Current weight: 216.6
Left to lose: 2.6

dcapulet
02-23-2013, 10:27 AM
Sw: 217.7
Cw: 213.7
Gw: 210.7

JazzyPeggy
02-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Sw 253.2
Cw 257
Gw 248.2

I need a kicking. I was so close to reaching my goal, and then went on a several day binge and gained. On the 16th I was 249, now I'm back up to 257. Hope I can at least get back down to my start weight by the 1st.

jrkessle
02-23-2013, 06:42 PM
Sw: 216
Cw: 214.8
Gw: 209

mccull83
02-27-2013, 12:38 PM
Well, I was a little bummed that the scale didn't show my efforts over the last couple days, but I'm still happy with overall the results.
SW 249
CW 240.1
GW 240
I weighed in at 238.2 on Saturday and have been COMPLETELY OP since, but TOM is approaching so I'm not too surprised it went up (Wednesdays are my official weigh in day). ANYWAYS, I'll take the 9 pounds this month!! :cp:
I hope everyone else meets their goals!!

KimL1214
02-27-2013, 11:13 PM
SW: 263.8
CW: 254.0
GW: 253.8

gardenerjoy
02-28-2013, 06:04 PM
My month kind of whimpered out, but I'm going in like a lion for March! I started a new thread for us: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/276684-march-weight-loss-challenge.html

Laura78
03-01-2013, 06:43 AM
I didn't make my entire 8 lb goal, but I didn't do too bad either.

SW: 222
CW: 215.6
Lbs lost in Feb: 6.4