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gardenerjoy
02-28-2013, 07:03 PM
Welcome to the weight loss challenge for March! What are your goals as we move into a change in seasons this month?

State your goal and track it throughout the month with a supportive and encouraging group. We'll compile our goals into a list. As each goal is met during the month, it gets turned RED in celebration. Woohoo!

For fitness and exercise goals in March, visit our sister thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/276685-march-exercise-challenge.html


KimL1214
02-28-2013, 07:12 PM
I'm in! Looking to lose 10 lbs. this month!

SW: 254.8
GW: 244.8

Doomkitty
02-28-2013, 08:16 PM
I'm in, too! My company is hosting a weight loss challenge that starts on, I believe, the 6th. Whatever team loses the most weight % wise wins some sort of prize. Frankly, I don't care about the prize too much but I think weighing in and being on a team will keep me on track.

My goal is to be firmly in the 130's, no more bouncing as I think I've bounced back up to 140 - I'm just afraid to check...

SW: ~141
GW: ~134


EDIT:
Okay, so I overestimated my starting weight and have kind of already hit my target weight... :lol:

So let's try this again!

SW: 134.8
GW: ~129


Pink Hurricane
02-28-2013, 10:54 PM
I'm going to make this happen this month!!!

SW: 240
CW: 238
GW: 234

Kitcherella
03-01-2013, 04:56 AM
I am in. I hope this month will be great!

SW: 194
8/3: 192
15/3: 190
22/3: 188
31/3: 186

JazzyPeggy
03-01-2013, 06:42 AM
I'm setting my goal higher this month. I have some catching up to do to reach my goal for the year.

Goal 10 pound loss

I will be back later today with my starting weight.

Laura78
03-01-2013, 07:47 AM
I'm going to aim for 8 lbs again this month....

SW: 215.6
CW:
GW: 207.6

jillbean
03-01-2013, 08:37 AM
I'm in.....hoping to lose 12 lbs this month!

SW:256.0
GW: 244.0

Soft Speaker
03-01-2013, 10:02 AM
I'm not gonna set my bar too TOO high.

SW: 205
GW: 198

Really need to kick the exercise into high gear! :) Maybe I can smash that goal!

Crow
03-01-2013, 11:01 AM
I'm in. I can't set the bar to high because I'm still breastfeeding, but I think a goal of 5lbs is very reachable.

SW: 177.5
TW: 172

mrsngar
03-01-2013, 01:07 PM
I'm in. Goal 8lb loss

3/1----------SW 227.8
3/3--------------226.2

GW 219.8

opheliaphoenix
03-01-2013, 02:57 PM
I am in! I'm participating in a couple other challenge threads, but I don't have any actual mini-goal weight challenges yet...so, this is perfect. :yes: I also weighed in at a nice round number at 275 even this morning, so it's a good place to start for March 1st! I'm going to be optimistic, since I'm also starting a daily exercise regimen today, too...so, the goal is 10 pounds for March.

SW: 275.0
GW: 265.0

ETA: Adding a little ticker in my signature for this challenge, as well. :)

erinmarie312
03-01-2013, 05:09 PM
I'm in! Thanks opheliaphoenix!
SW:289
GW:281

opheliaphoenix
03-01-2013, 05:41 PM
No problem! Glad to see you here. :D

dcapulet
03-02-2013, 02:12 AM
Although I weigh in tomorrow, I don't think I made my goal of 7lbs. I'm going to try again for that amount this month.

CleverName
03-02-2013, 02:49 AM
I'm in- I'm aiming for 5 lbs this month.

SW: 159.0
GW: 154.0

dcapulet
03-02-2013, 02:35 PM
Ok, I have been in the 213's for 3 weeks now; I'm going to push through the 210's in general this month!

SW: 213
CW: 213
GW: 206

opheliaphoenix
03-02-2013, 03:32 PM
Weigh-in was 273.4 this morning, so that's a nice start. Didn't get in my workout yesterday, so hoping to start doing that this afternoon! I did drink over 144 oz of water yesterday though, so I think that helped keep me moving downwards. :yes:

SW: 275.0
CW: 273.4
GW: 265.0

mothermavis
03-02-2013, 04:46 PM
I have been off plan and am back to my highest non pregnant weight.
That means I should lose the first few quite fast, so I am going to aim high.

SW March 2 is 163
April 1 149

CleverName
03-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Well, I had a nice little whoosh, its about time, I hope it sticks!

MotherMavis, how many weeks pp are you? Are you nursing? My little guy is 8.5 months old.

SW: 159.0
CW: 156.2
GW: 154.0

mrsngar
03-03-2013, 05:20 AM
I've seen a nice loss already. I bought a juicer and have been juicing vegetables and apples since Feb. 24 and have lost 5 lbs. I'm not on a juice diet though, I still eat regular healthy food but the juices are filling so I find myself eating less.

3/1----------SW 227.8
3/3--------------226.2

GW 219.8

mrsngar
03-03-2013, 05:24 AM
mothermavis, I like what you've written in your signature. If I have to do something hard, I'll pick maintaining when I reach my goal. I never want to have to go through this weight loss process again.

gardenerjoy
03-03-2013, 10:58 AM
I went off the rails a bit at the end of February, and popped above the high end of my maintenance range. So I want to get back down to the low end of my maintenance range. My goal is to lose 4 lbs in March.

SW: 171
CW: 171
GW: 167

Woohoo, Soft_Speaker! If you meet your goal, you'll be in Onederland this month. That's so exciting! You're welcome to join the March exercise thread -- we're good at kicking exercise into high gear: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/276685-march-exercise-challenge.html

opheliaphoenix: Welcome! You might also like our March exercise challenge. Exercise every day is a great goal to log there.

gardenerjoy
03-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Here's our list! Let me know if I messed up anyone's name or goal. We have room for more -- join us! I'll be happy to add you to the list.

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: firmly in the 130's
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs

opheliaphoenix
03-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Everyone is doing great in here! Great job, guys! :cheer3:

As for my weigh in today, it was a little less impressive, but still down today at 273.2. I worked out yesterday for the first time in a long time and didn't get as much sleep, so that may be part of it. Still happy to be going downward, though! Does anyone else notice that they stall on weight or even gain a bit sometimes the day after a hard workout?

KimL1214
03-03-2013, 02:20 PM
SW: 254.8
CW: 252.0
GW: 244.8

Soft Speaker
03-04-2013, 08:48 AM
Sw: 205
3/4: 203.4
Gw: 198

immaculate
03-04-2013, 09:56 AM
I'm in!

SW: 224.4
CW: 222.4
GW: 214.4

gardenerjoy
03-04-2013, 11:23 AM
opheliaphoenix: If I'm sore from a workout, I especially notice that effect. I think the muscles are holding on to some water. Over time, the workouts definitely help!

SW: 171
CW: 170.3
GW: 167

gardenerjoy
03-04-2013, 11:24 AM
Welcome, immaculate!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: firmly in the 130's
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs

Doomkitty
03-04-2013, 11:46 AM
lovedancelive: firmly in the 130's

Gonna need to edit that now, I apparently overestimated my weight due to my TotM. =/ I'm sitting around 134/135 already so now I'd like to get into the 120's. :) You could either say 6+ pounds or just change that to 120's, haha.

CleverName
03-04-2013, 04:45 PM
My weight has fluctuated a lot over the past few days- was down to 156.2, then up to 158.8, then back down at 157.2 today.

SW: 159.0
CW: 157.2
GW: 154.0

opheliaphoenix
03-04-2013, 06:36 PM
Did a lighter impact cardio yesterday and got more sleep, and the scale moved a bit more today...so, woo! Weigh-in was 272.2 this morning. I'm thinking the sleep was probably more the culprit than the heavy workout. Either way, definitely going to try to get more rest from now on.

SW: 275.0
CW: 272.2
GW: 265.0

Kitcherella
03-05-2013, 04:02 AM
I lost one pound! That means a total of 47! 7 more to reach this month's goal.

nimmimoorthy
03-05-2013, 04:13 AM
Hello everyone out there.
I would like to join here.
SW-65 Kg
Goal weight -55 Kg
In March i will try for 4 kg lose.

Please wish me all the best. Iam trying hard but no effects.:dizzy: Give advice.

gardenerjoy
03-05-2013, 10:40 AM
Woohoo, lovedancelive! It's always great to set a goal lower!

Welcome, nimmimoorthy! You can do it! It takes patience and persistence and a plan.

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs

gardenerjoy
03-05-2013, 10:40 AM
My weight went the wrong direction this morning. Normal fluctuation, so no worries.

immaculate
03-05-2013, 11:21 AM
SW: 224.4
CW: 223.6
GW: 214.4

I went up 1.2 lb from yesterday, but I know it's water weight. I felt myself starting to bloat yesterday and expect TOM soon.

opheliaphoenix
03-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Weigh-in was back up to 273.4 this morning, so I'm feeling a little bummed. If anything, I ate too little yesterday, so I'm hoping it's just a random fluctuation. We shall see tomorrow! The one pitfall to daily weighing is having to be witness to these frustrating ups and downs, even if the overall trend is downward. Going to go walking today...hoping that will not only burn some calories, but also help clear my head.

SW: 275.0
CW: 273.4
GW: 265.0

KimL1214
03-05-2013, 06:53 PM
SW: 254.8
CW: 251.2
GW: 244.8

nimmimoorthy
03-06-2013, 02:40 AM
Thanks Gardener Joy for your words. I am yet to find a plan. Iam confused.:dizzy:
Need some buddy to help me out.

Crow
03-06-2013, 03:47 AM
SW: 177.5
CW: 176
TW: 172

A loss of 1.5 this week, which is about as much as I'm willing to lose. I had a lot of fluctuations this week too, CleverName, but at least we're trending in the right direction.

Keep up the good work everyone!

immaculate
03-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Sw: 224.4
Cw: 223.4
Gw: 214.4

kandd416
03-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Hi everyone. I would like to join in. I weigh in daily, so I do know my starting weight for March.

SW 168.8
CW 167.8
GW 165

I'm a very slow loser as I am not really dieting stictly, I've just been modifying my lifestyle to eat better & move more.

gardenerjoy
03-06-2013, 10:01 AM
opheliaphoenix: I weigh daily and put the number in a spreadsheet with a trend line. That way when the fluctuations are driving me nuts, I can look at the trend line. If it's going down (or now that I'm in maintenance, close to straight), then I know that it's all going well.

nimmimoorthy: I'm a librarian, so I always recommend books! My favorites are by Judith Beck -- she writes about how to develop the skills to stick to a diet. I looked at your other posts and see that you are from India. I'm not sure what books you would have over there. A book called Eat to Live by Joel Furhman is very popular here and would adapt well to Indian cuisine.

SW: 171
CW: 170.1
GW: 167

jrkessle
03-07-2013, 12:15 AM
I usually have an average of about 5 pounds per month, so I would like to lose 6 this month!

SW: 214.8
GW: 208.8

immaculate
03-07-2013, 11:10 AM
Sw: 224.4
Cw: 223.2
Gw: 214.4

stilettolife
03-07-2013, 06:51 PM
I'm going to play it safe and work towards 5 lbs
SW: 276
CW:274
GW: 269

gardenerjoy
03-08-2013, 10:18 AM
Welcome, stilettolife, jrkessle and kandd416!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs

gardenerjoy
03-08-2013, 10:19 AM
My scale is oscillating between 171 pounds and 170.1 pounds. I'm at the low one today, maybe I'll break through tomorrow! I'm aiming to be 100% on plan for both food and exercise to try to make that happen.

ajlee33
03-08-2013, 11:23 AM
I'm in!!
SW - 223.6
CW - 222.0
GW - 213.6 ( NO LONGER OBESE according to BMI!!)

immaculate
03-08-2013, 11:34 AM
Sw: 224.4
Cw: 223.0
Gw: 214.4

JanJoJo
03-08-2013, 11:52 AM
I am looking forward to lose 15-20 pounds by End of March!!

opheliaphoenix
03-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Oops! Forgot to keep posting on this thread the past couple days, but here's the update:

SW: 275.0
CW: 270.4
GW: 265.0

CleverName
03-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Sw: 159.0
Cw: 157.0
Gw: 154.0

NUKKIE2CUTE
03-08-2013, 06:30 PM
Hey ladies this is my 1st post ever and I'm using it to join the MARCH WEIGHT LOSS TEAMMM! YAY! I'm going to try for 5lbs this month! Looking forward to hearing y'all successful turn outs.

SW: 235
CW:
GW: 150

we can do it! :)

gardenerjoy
03-09-2013, 10:07 AM
Welcome, ajle33, JanJoJo, and NUKKIE2CUTE!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs

gardenerjoy
03-09-2013, 10:08 AM
I finally got back down in my maintenance range! Woohoo!

SW: 171
CW: 169
GW: 167

dcapulet
03-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Ok, I have been in the 213's for 3 weeks now; I'm going to push through the 210's in general this month!

SW: 213
CW: 213
GW: 206

very happy to see my patience pay off.

SW: 213.0
CW: 210.1
GW: 206

immaculate
03-09-2013, 12:31 PM
Yay! I dropped those 1.2 pounds I gained a few days ago! Moving in the right direction again!

SW: 224.4
CW: 221.8
GW: 214.4

opheliaphoenix
03-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Happy to get back into the 260s! Barely, but I'm there...lol.

SW: 275.0
CW: 269.6
GW: 265.0

CleverName
03-09-2013, 08:56 PM
Sw: 159.0
Cw: 155.4
Gw: 154.0

immaculate
03-10-2013, 11:50 AM
SW: 224.4
CW: 221.0
GW: 214.4

I'm starting to feel like I could possibly make my goal weight now!

jillbean
03-11-2013, 06:50 AM
Not doing well at all this month! Staying OP and the weight is just not coming off! Hoping for some kind of breakthrough!

gardenerjoy
03-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Hang in there, jillbean! My weight loss was in fits and starts, not the constant drop that I expected and hoped for. Patience works because the next woosh might be just around the corner.

uberaditi
03-11-2013, 05:48 PM
Hi! I'm new to this site, so I hope I'm following the right protocol... My starting weight is 290lbs. My goal weight by the end of this month is 280. I am sure this will be especially challenging as I'm on vacation staring tomorrow through the end of this week. My other goal is to cut out all fast food and to start keeping a food journal.

KimL1214
03-11-2013, 07:45 PM
SW: 254.8
CW: 252.0
GW: 244.8

jillbean
03-11-2013, 09:08 PM
SW: 256
CW: 255
GW: 244

Up and down and up and down! :(

opheliaphoenix
03-11-2013, 09:45 PM
SW: 275.0
CW: 268.6
GW: 265.0

immaculate
03-12-2013, 12:04 AM
SW: 224.4
CW: 221.0
GW: 214.4

I'm so close to the two-teens!

Brandibooxoxo
03-12-2013, 01:40 AM
Hoping I can get in on this one, Since there are only a little over 2 weeks left in march I'd like to be into the two-teens.

SW:222.4
Cw:222.4
GW:219.9

I decided to be realistic, if I lose more great if not, I'll just keep going next month.

gardenerjoy
03-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Welcome, uberaditi and Brandibooxoxo!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs
uberaditi: 10 lbs, cut out fast food, keep a food journal
Brandibooxoxo: 2.5 lbs

kandd416
03-12-2013, 01:11 PM
Jillbean, just keep on plan, eventually you will see the weight come off. Our bodies are a crazy thing. Saturday is my official weigh in day & I weighed in at 167.2, this morning I was at 171.6. I've been pretty much on plan & know I didn't eat enough to gain 4 pounds over the weekend. So I just assume that this is water since it came on so rapidly. I probably ate something that's making my body hold onto water.

So don't sweat it if you know you've been OP. It gets frustrating at times but your hard work WILL show in the long run.

SW 168.8
CW 167.2 (yep, I'm using Saturday's weight)
GW 165.0

Stay OP & have a wonderful week chickies!

Kim

Crow
03-12-2013, 01:57 PM
SW: 177.5
CW: 173.5
TW: 172

Everybody's doing so well!

Jillbean, you're going through what's the very hardest part of the process for me -- when you're doing everything right and the scales just aren't co-operating. Hang in there, the whoosh will come.

immaculate
03-12-2013, 11:22 PM
Sw: 224.4
Cw: 221.0
Gw: 214.4

opheliaphoenix
03-13-2013, 05:36 PM
SW: 275.0
CW: 267.0
GW: 265.0

KimL1214
03-13-2013, 06:31 PM
SW: 254.8
CW: 250.6
GW: 244.8

ajlee33
03-13-2013, 07:37 PM
SW - 223.6
CW - 222.6
GW - 213.6 ( NO LONGER OBESE according to BMI!!)

So I went up in a week.. I haven't bene on here in a week.. I do a weekly weigh in.. but I think I will do a daily weigh in just for this month because of this challenge :) I am uping my workout intensity so hopefully I can lose those 9 pounds :( I have been working out for a month now and no big woosh.. i hope I see it soon!

immaculate
03-14-2013, 12:04 AM
Sw: 224.4
Cw: 220.8
Gw: 214.4

immaculate
03-14-2013, 11:28 AM
Only down 0.2 from yesterday. I'm hoping for a big whoosh before the end of the month!

SW: 224.4
CW: 220.6
GW: 214.4

Pink Hurricane
03-15-2013, 02:28 PM
I lost another pound this week, four more pounds until I reach my goal for March!

immaculate
03-16-2013, 12:03 PM
SW: 224.4
CW: 219.4
GW: 214.4

Awesome start to the weekend! I'm halfway to this month's goal, down 20 pounds in total, officially in the two-teens, and halfway to onderland!

ajlee33
03-16-2013, 12:08 PM
I AM IN THE TWO TEENS :) WoooHoooo <3

SW - 223.6
CW - 219.0
GW - 213.6

immaculate
03-16-2013, 12:15 PM
Yay ajlee! Isn't it so exciting?!?

dcapulet
03-16-2013, 12:18 PM
Sw: 213
Cw: 208.8
Gw 206

Prescott
03-16-2013, 12:35 PM
okay...I'm WAY late to this party, as I just signed up for this website ;).

I am trying to lose my baby weight...had my second child January first this year!

SW: 181.6 pounds
GW:177.6 pounds (by end of march)

gardenerjoy
03-16-2013, 12:41 PM
Woohoo immaculate and ajlee33! So cool that you both fell into the two-teens at the same time!

Welcome, Prescott to this thread and to 3FC!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs
uberaditi: 10 lbs, cut out fast food, keep a food journal
Brandibooxoxo: 2.5 lbs
Prescott: 4 lbs

CleverName
03-16-2013, 03:13 PM
Sw: 159.0
Cw: 154.8
Gw: 154.0

Caligirl80
03-16-2013, 03:42 PM
I'm new and starting again this journey that i know I will accomplish. :yes:
SW: 235 one month ago
CW: 226
Goal: 200

jillbean
03-16-2013, 05:04 PM
Sw: 256
Cw: 254.6
Gw: 244

wanna2lose
03-16-2013, 05:08 PM
Is anyone else in Weight Watchers? They weigh us (I'm doing this with a roommate) every Thursday and so far have lost 22 pounds since starting in January

jillbean
03-17-2013, 09:36 AM
I'm doing WW, on my own. I lost 21.8 pounds the first month (277.8 down to 256) but I've yo-yoed between 257.6 and 254.6 ever since. Started on January 28th. Was at 256 on Feb. 28th and I am 255.6 today (that's up a pound since yesterday). About to get REALLY discouraged!

jillbean
03-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Sw: 256
Cw: 255.6
Gw: 244

JUST OVER IT!!!!

immaculate
03-17-2013, 11:15 AM
SW: 224.4
CW: 219.6
GW: 214.4

I tiny blip up but still in the two-teens! I'll take it!

gardenerjoy
03-17-2013, 03:40 PM
Welcome Caligirl80! What's your goal for the rest of March? There will be another thread each month, so you can keep tracking here all the way to your goal weight.

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs
uberaditi: 10 lbs, cut out fast food, keep a food journal
Brandibooxoxo: 2.5 lbs
Prescott: 4 lbs
Caligirl80: ?

gardenerjoy
03-17-2013, 03:43 PM
jillbean: I plateaued every 20 pounds on the way down -- and I didn't lose my first 20 nearly as quick as you did. Your body may be insisting on a break. After a few weeks, if it didn't start moving, I'd make a small change -- take out a snack or reduce the serving size of my cereal from 1/2 cup to 1/3 of a cup. That usually got things going again. Sometimes I made a big change -- trying a whole new plan -- because I'm easily bored and it amused me to learn something new.

I've been out of town so no weight to report. I anticipate it will be up tomorrow. I'm going to try the suggestion I just gave jillbean -- reducing my cereal serving -- to get off the weekend vacation weight.

Crow
03-17-2013, 04:07 PM
SW: 177.5
CW: 173
GW: 172

Getting close to my March goal! I've stuck to the plan all week and seeing good results on my scales is motivating me to be just as careful next week.

Great tip on reducing serving sizes, gardenerjoy.

opheliaphoenix
03-17-2013, 05:26 PM
I've been fluctuating back and forth the past couple of days, but almost there as well!

SW: 275
CW: 265.2
GW: 265

ajlee33
03-17-2013, 07:44 PM
Yay ajlee! Isn't it so exciting?!?

YES!! Very exciting.. now Im looking foward to onederland :)

opheliaphoenix
03-18-2013, 05:54 PM
Finally broke my 265-something plateau...weigh-in was 264.0 this morning, which means I met and surpassed my March goal today! :yay:

SW: 275
CW: 264.0
GW: 265

jillbean
03-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Finally saw a positive change in the scales this morning!

Sw: 256
Cw: 254.4
Gw: 244

Now, if I can just keep it going!

gardenerjoy
03-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Yay, opheliaphoenix! That's exciting to meet your March goal so quickly!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs
uberaditi: 10 lbs, cut out fast food, keep a food journal
Brandibooxoxo: 2.5 lbs
Prescott: 4 lbs
Caligirl80: ?

kandd416
03-19-2013, 11:55 AM
Wow! It sounds like almost everyone is doing great! So many of you have already met your goals or are soooo close! Great job everyone!

I'm way up right now, but it's TOM, so I'm trying not to let my current weight bother me too much. I know I've been on point with my exercise & my eatings been reasonably good, so as long as I keep it up I should see a steady decrease over the next few days. Keep your fingers crossed for me will ya? :)


SW 168.8
CW 170 (TOM) trying not to sweat it
GW 165


Have a great week everyone!

KimL1214
03-19-2013, 01:25 PM
SW: 254.8
CW: 251.8
GW: 244.8

Struggling this month...

Crow
03-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Jillbean, looks like you're finally getting past that plateau -- woohoo!

And ophelia, 11lbs this month so far!! You must be working incredibly hard. It's fantastic when it all comes together and you can see real progress.

KimL, at least you're going the right direction. Some months are slower than others, but so long as the pounds are coming off it's still a win.

Me, I've lost almost 14lbs since the start of the year, but I'm still not seeing much change in the mirror or in how my clothes fit. It's discouraging -- my scale's giving me good numbers but it's hard to really believe it until I see it in my body. Soon, I hope.

jillbean
03-20-2013, 08:18 AM
Sw: 256
Cw: 253.8
Gw: 244

At this point, if I can just get into the 240's by Easter, I will be tickled to death! So relieved to see the scales going in the right direction!!

Crow
03-20-2013, 10:51 AM
SW: 177.5
CW: 171.5
GW: 172

Goal!!

ajlee33
03-20-2013, 04:55 PM
SW - 223.6
CW - 218.2
GW - 213.6 ( NO LONGER OBESE according to BMI!!)

Getting Closer :) 4.2 lb to go.. I hope I can do it within the next 10 days

gardenerjoy
03-21-2013, 10:11 AM
Way to go, Crow!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs
uberaditi: 10 lbs, cut out fast food, keep a food journal
Brandibooxoxo: 2.5 lbs
Prescott: 4 lbs
Caligirl80: ?

Soft Speaker
03-21-2013, 10:12 AM
SW: 205
3/21: 199.8
Gw: 198

dcapulet
03-23-2013, 12:32 PM
Sw: 213
Cw: 208.8
Gw 206

SW: 213
CW: 207.9
GW: 206

so close to goal! I am going to really really be careful this week!

ajlee33
03-23-2013, 02:45 PM
SW - 223.6
CW - 219.2
GW - 213.6 ( NO LONGER OBESE according to BMI!!)

immaculate
03-23-2013, 03:50 PM
SW: 224.4
CW: 218.0
GW: 214.4

It looks like I might not make my goal of 10 pounds, but I'm still super happy with my loss so far!

Crow
03-23-2013, 03:54 PM
sw: 177.5
cw: 170.5
gw: 172

CleverName
03-23-2013, 04:28 PM
sw: 159.0
cw: 155.4
gw: 154.0

Almost made it to my goal for the month!

ajlee33
03-24-2013, 10:52 AM
getting so closeeeeeee..
SW - 223.6
CW - 217.0
GW - 213.6

jillbean
03-24-2013, 11:27 AM
Sw: 256
Cw: 250.8
Gw: 244

I won't make the goal that I set but it has been a HARD month! If I can just get into the 240's by Easter I will consider it a HUGE accomplishment! Of course, every ounce closer to 244 will be great!

immaculate
03-24-2013, 11:29 AM
SW: 224.4
CW: 217.0
GW: 214.4

With the big drops these past two days, I just might make goal!

JazzyPeggy
03-24-2013, 09:53 PM
I cannot believe I never even entered my starting weight. I have been gaining all month. Today I weighed 258.6. That's 3.6 higher than January 1st. I will see how close I can get to 255 by next Sunday.

But my name definitely does not go red for success this month, I am just trying to reboot and refocus.

kandd416
03-26-2013, 12:35 PM
Wow, so many of us have either made it to goal already, or are so close! Great job. I'm not doing that great my stats are:

SW 168.8
CW 167.4
GW 165

So it's looking like I might not make it to my goal weight for this month, but I'm ok with that because I'm moving in the right direction.

But how do all of you react when you don't meet a goal? Does it discourage you to the point that you want to give up, or do you just try harder next month?

Have a great week.

Kim

immaculate
03-26-2013, 02:29 PM
SW: 224.4
CW: 214.4
GW: 214.4

I'm at goal, but this is after having to do a cleanse in preparation for an endoscopy and colonoscopy yesterday. I'm guessing this will go back up in the next couple of days as my system goes back to normal.

kandd416
03-27-2013, 09:06 AM
I just had to drop in to share. Woohoo, I saw a nice big drop this morning down 1.6 pounds from yesterday! I hope it sticks until my official WI Saturday, but I'm glad to see it finally hit that 166 mark as I've been pretty much OP.

Have a great day everyone.
Kim

CleverName
03-29-2013, 01:34 AM
SW: 159.0
CW: 154.4
GW: 154.0

Yay! Almost there. :D

Crow
03-29-2013, 10:31 AM
sw: 177.5
cw: 169.5
gw: 172

Looks like a lot of us have had a great month!

gardenerjoy
03-31-2013, 10:35 AM
Immaculate -- we'll count that. It definitely sounds like the hard way!

Who else made their March goal?

kandd416: I love the new month as a fresh start! Our April Weight Loss Challenge (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/278776-april-weight-loss-challenge.html) and April Exercise Challenge (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/278775-april-exercise-challenge.html) threads are up for us to get going!

KimL1214: 10 lbs
lovedancelive: 6+ lbs
Pink_Hurricane: 8 lbs
Kitcherella: 8 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 10 lbs
Laura78: 8 lbs
jillbean: 12 lbs
Soft_Speaker: 7 lbs
Crow: 5 lbs
mrsngar: 8 lbs
opheliaphoenix: 10 lbs
erinmarie312: 8 lbs
dcapulet: 7 lbs
CleverName: 5 lbs
mothermavis: 14 lbs
gardenerjoy: 4 lbs
immaculate: 10 lbs
nimmimoorthy: 4 kgs
kandd416: 3.8 lbs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 5 lbs
ajle33: 10 lbs
JanJoJo: 15-20 lbs
NUKKIE2CUTE: 5 lbs
uberaditi: 10 lbs, cut out fast food, keep a food journal
Brandibooxoxo: 2.5 lbs
Prescott: 4 lbs
Caligirl80: ?

kandd416
04-01-2013, 11:54 AM
I didn't quite make it to goal, but I'm ok with what I did for the month. 2.6 pounds down is awesome! Onward & down yay!

SW 168.8
CW 166.2
GW 165