Weight Loss Support - Who's in the last 20 lbs before goal?!

04-15-2013, 02:33 PM
I'm 15 lbs away from the top of my goal weight. Maybe we could support each other?

These last pounds are the hardest to take off. I would love to have some friends working along with me :)

04-15-2013, 03:09 PM
hi there, I'm about 25 pounds off goal....but would love the support

04-16-2013, 03:36 AM
I've got about 18 pounds to go, I think. I still don't really have a 'set in stone' goal weight. Originally it was 170, now it's 160. I don't think it's going to move much from there.

Both of you have lost so much weight already, congrats!

04-16-2013, 09:51 AM
I am! 12-15lbs to go, depending on daily fluctuations!

Cali Doll
04-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Last 20 right here. :D

04-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Last 20 - and I've been at a standstill for 4 weeks, literally. My weight will not go down any further :(

04-16-2013, 01:44 PM
Underwater----just want to say, GREAT JOB!!! You are so inspiring to me and your progress is amazing!!! I have more than 20 to go but I'm trudging on every day. It's people like you that make me want to keep going!!!

04-17-2013, 01:07 AM
Hello all, I have about 10 more lbs to go, but I'm thinking of changing it to 15 more. I guess I'll do my original goal of 10lbs and decide once I get there. So I'm in!

whos that girl
04-17-2013, 05:32 PM
I have twenty one more pounds to go...but thinking I may need to change that number to more like thirty..im not liking what im seeing or feeling thus far

Missy Krissy
04-17-2013, 05:38 PM
I've got 16 pounds 'till my original goal (my goal might change when I get there though, I'll just have to wait and see).

And yes, it's too true: the closer I get the slower it goes! We're talking molasses in January slow.

04-17-2013, 05:40 PM
I've got 14 more to go and it is so frustrating! I can tell that my body is changing.. just wish the numbers on the scale would change as well. LOL

04-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Underwater----just want to say, GREAT JOB!!! You are so inspiring to me and your progress is amazing!!! I have more than 20 to go but I'm trudging on every day. It's people like you that make me want to keep going!!!

Elvis, thank you!!! I think we are very similar. I read all your posts and I am on a doctor-supervised low calorie program, too. Mine is called HMR. It's not very common, which is surprising to me as it is very successful. It is run out of the Weight Management department at my doctor's office and my supervising doctor also sees a lot of weight loss surgery patients and she says my program is more successful at the 5 year mark for weight kept off then the surgery.

What is your program like? I bet you exercise more that I do. We have to burn 2000 calories a week and I usually do 2000-2200.

04-18-2013, 10:26 AM

I am 17 pounds from my goal, so i am with you. I am having trouble moving the scales down. I go through periods of them getting stuck to a number, then come 2-3 days where they go UP, and then suddenly they go down further than before and then.......get stuck there again....till next time. I suppose that is the way my body is loosing weight and sometimes it's frustrating.....it took me 3 freaking months to loose 12 pounds. I know it's so so slow, but i cannot do it quicker. I need to eat properly or else i am going to faint. Too much fatigue during my day. I am highly active so i do not aim on crash diets. I suppose if i ate less i would have seen quicker results, but i try not to fret too much about my slow progress.....

04-18-2013, 10:29 AM
Well, I'm a bit above that as I would really like to get to 165 and I'm a shade over 185), but anything under 170 is golden in my book.

Of course, the last time I joined a "last 15-20 pounds" I never lost the last 15-20 pounds!!!! ARGH!!!

This time is different though and I'm rolling along. AND I'm stronger (physically) and more fit. Now I want people to be able to see that muscle definition, not have it hidden under the layers of fat! (I'm at about 33% body fat right now).

04-18-2013, 10:31 AM
Underwater----just want to say, GREAT JOB!!! You are so inspiring to me and your progress is amazing!!! I have more than 20 to go but I'm trudging on every day. It's people like you that make me want to keep going!!!

Mmm.....and it's people like YOU than make me want to keep going. When i see on your ticker 128 pounds LOST....i say 'ok, shut it and work on it'....you are an inspiration also. :D

04-18-2013, 11:06 AM
I'll play.

As of today (after a carb and sodium feast of 4 days;ugh) I have exactly 20 pounds to my 1st acceptable (high) goal; healthy BMI.

I am super sensitive to carbs, and it is interesting to hear that many, many more women complain about the same problem. -- I just "gained" 3.4 pounds in 4 days eating maint level of calories but diet loaded with carbs and salt. It is going to take me 7-10 days to rid my body of this water.

My goal is to get there by September 10th. Sucks to go another summer fat, but oh well; such is life.

Happy to be here!

SW 162.6
CW 162.6
GW 142.6

04-18-2013, 11:09 AM
I am not at that point but have been, I thought I would never lose that last 10 pounds and almost changed my goal weight but stubbornly persisted and was eventually successful.
Do not give up ! You will reach goal !

om namah shivaya
04-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Hey ladies! I'm at 144 today (yippee!) and I'm feeling good! My final goal weight is 120, so I'm just above 20lbs away, but I'm excited nonetheless! I'm about half-way through this thing!
sum: my boyfriend does NOT understand that I CANNOT eat carbs and salt like he does. He literally eats a whole box/bag of pasta in one sitting. And he's about 200lbs and 6'2"! In shape! *sigh* If I did that, ooooh lawdy.... But at least I've gotten him to start buying whole grain or veggie pasta, so I can have >a serving as PART of a meal SOMETIMES and not have any issues. Overall I feel less bloated and gross when I have a diet based on nutritional needs that's heavy in raw fruits and veggies :)

04-18-2013, 12:18 PM
I have 5lbs to my original goal, but the closer I get the more clear it becomes that isn't the point at which I want to start maintaining. I started NRLW so I'm thinking I might change my goal from a weight to BF%. I'm 26.2% BF right now, I have a goal of 22-23%.

04-19-2013, 07:46 AM
I lost 1.6 pounds of my carb bloat, a few other days of clean eating and I should be back to 150's where I was at a week ago, before my rendezvous with carbs.

SW 162.6
CW 161
GW 142.6

04-20-2013, 01:42 AM
178.6 today, so 13.6 away from goal. I was returning a dress (too big!) in Bloomingdales and I walked by a mirror and thought to myself "holy crap- I look NORMAL!"

04-20-2013, 05:00 PM
19 to go! I've been stalled here for a good 5-6 months too (well, stalled around 172-173).

169 is actually the lowest I've ever hit though and I'm pretty determined right now... I really want to get down to my lowest weight ever before (160) and then goal! (150)

04-20-2013, 09:28 PM
Nice job Underwater! (Didn't you used to have a different user name? I swear I recall seeing your picture under something else)

I am at this point and it's freaking driving me bat &$%%^ crazy. The body is holding on to weight now like there's no tomorrow.

Sometimes I just feel like tossing it in and being done, but I'm not throwing in the towel yet. Maybe I will stop before 140, but I definitely want to hit 150 even if it takes another six months.

04-20-2013, 10:01 PM
I loss 2.6 this week. So now I only have 8.2lbs left.

04-21-2013, 01:21 AM
Hey Vex! I don't think I had another name. I joined in Dec 2011, so maybe your remember me from then? The pic is from October 2011 so I'm not sure where else it would be. I also hang out on some other forums... I do a lot of scuba diving, so do you ever visit Scubaboard?

04-21-2013, 02:07 AM
ShaMac....am i reading this right...you joined in march and you've lost 22lbs? Awesome!

Mer du Japon
04-21-2013, 04:49 AM
10-11 lbs to go :)

04-21-2013, 11:36 AM
10-15 lbs to go!! Although I have stopped using my scale. After a few weeks of working out and changing up my eating habits, I felt GREAT...but the scale jumped up a few lbs! I think it was due to my getting back to strength training, so all the water retention and what not. So I'm avoiding the scale for now, but I still consider myself under 20 lbs from goal!!

04-21-2013, 06:34 PM
Was not behaving really well last 2 days. Ate a whole chocolate chicken and ENJOYED every mouthful <3 My scales are down to 156 alright, BUT because i cheated and ate something i wasn't supposed to the last two days i will wait a couple of days more before i change the ticker. I have a feeling i will go back up to 158 soon enough. That chocolate heaven is going to catch up with me i know......!!!!! :D

04-21-2013, 11:15 PM
Sunster2, thank you:D and that is correct!! I tried on some of my old clothes yesterday (from before I gained all my weight back) and most of them actually fit. I was in total disbelief but I have been working by butt off, literally, to get this weight back off of me.

04-23-2013, 10:29 AM
Lost 2 pounds!! ^_^ I love it when the scale finally moves! Only 12 to go.

04-23-2013, 07:04 PM
When I hit about 20 pounds to go I started an exercise program. That was almost exactly one month ago. It's taken awhile for my body to get used to exercising again and my weight loss almost completely stalled. I lost a total of one and a half pounds in 3.5 weeks. It was really frustrating. However I think my body is finally adjusting and it's letting go of some excess weight, I've lost 2 pounds the last 2 days which is super exciting. I'm down to 176.2 and now have 16 pounds to go!

Has anyone else has stalls in their weight loss now that you're getting closer to your goal?

04-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Shamac....could you share which diet (yeahyeah, lifestyle change) you are on?
how much/what kind of exercise?

04-23-2013, 11:43 PM
Sunster2, I'm not really on a diet. I say this because I decided to just watch my portions. However, here's the catch, I exercise like a mad woman. I'm not working right now so I'm constantly in the gym to keep from being so bored. I go twice a day for at least 1.5 hours each time. I do all kinds of exercise ( Zumba, cycle, hip hop, pretty much all the classes my gym offers).

Around breakfast I keep my meals light (when I eat breakfast, I am currently fasting until mid day) lunch is usually a chicken breast with veggies or fruit. For dinner I eat whatever my heart desires, as long as I watch my portions. I eat so light during the day because dinner is important to me, and I like eating junk food :o( pizza, nachos, sweets). My dinner choices are rarely "healthy", but its working for me, and when it stops working I'll try to eat healthier for dinner.

*I'm not suggesting anybody else do this, it just works for me at this point.

04-24-2013, 01:30 AM
I joined the under- 20lbs-to-go club this morning! So exciting cuz I barely lost anything in a month (1lbs) and then 3lbs in one week! ShaMac I am like you in that I can't say I eat healthy all the time, but youre one up on me cuz for me exercise is minimal so I just eat very little when I eat junk which is still almost every day.i love chips and cheese and bread! Gotta have a taste even if that's all I can have. Some days it's like I am on an all carb diet. Not recommended!

04-24-2013, 11:31 AM
I hope everyone is doing well!

I am down a bit more, atleast for today I was out of another decade. We shall see what tomorrow brings. -- I am under some serious stress, have a cold (poor me :)) and TOM is just around the corner. -- I hate the 160's! I used to loathe the 150's but for now I am dancing with happiness to see that 15x.x on my scale. Funny how our perspective changes. -- It will be interesting to see, IF I manage to hit my goal #1; normal BMI and how I feel about it. The old me 7 years ago would have thought that I was fat as a cow at that number, the new me may be perfectly happy and decide that 140 will be my goal. My ultimate goal of 125 seems so far away and unachievable.

SW 162.6
CW 159.8
GW 142.6

04-24-2013, 01:59 PM
176.2 this morning... 11.2 lbs to goal!

I am trying to get to 175 by May 3rd :)

04-25-2013, 06:20 AM
Woo Hoo! I have been watching this thread since it started... watching, waiting, hoping.

And today it happened!! Officially LESS than 20 pounds to go!! I was gonna wait and make sure it stuck, but I just couldn't :)

4-25 144.8
GW 125

04-25-2013, 07:50 AM
It has been a week since I joined this challenge

4/18 ~ 162.6
4/25 ~ 160 ~ 17.4 pounds to go

SW 162.6
GW 142.6

04-25-2013, 03:04 PM
176.0 this morning... 11 lbs to go. At 10 lbs, I'm writing a countdown on my bathroom mirror in a whiteboard marker :)

04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
Down another 2lbs this week, so 6 more lbs to go!

04-27-2013, 06:17 PM
I thought I would jump in here.

4/27 143.8

GW 122

This is so hard now. I expect I will be on this thread for a very long time.

04-27-2013, 06:47 PM
I would LOVE to know what everyone here is doing for food and exercise, if you want to share.
Thanks, ShaMac for sharing yours.

04-28-2013, 05:06 AM
15.5 pounds to go (as of Saturday morning), I'm hoping my weekend away didn't make me get further from my goal, I did try to stick within my calories!

Underwater- I love the idea of writing your goal weight on the bathroom mirror once you hit 10lbs. I may steal that idea and write in all over my kitchen.

sunster2- I keep it simple (for me) by tracking my calories. Right now my calorie goal is 1500 and I eat anything as long as it's within my goal. For the most part it's a lot of chicken breast and veggies with the odd chocolate and wine thrown in! As for exercise I lost most of my weight without any, but I'm currently doing C25K 3x a week, cycling 2x and weight training 4x.

04-28-2013, 11:06 AM
I was afraid for a couple days I gained, so I didn't look. Today, I'm still under 20!! 17.2 to go. I can't believe it!!

4-28 142.2
GW 125

04-29-2013, 02:18 PM
9.8 lbs to go! Grabbing a marker from work today to start writing on my bathroom mirror!!!

04-29-2013, 02:23 PM
I had a whoosh :yay: 4 pounds done, 16 more to go.

SW 162.6
CW 158.6
GW 142.6

04-29-2013, 02:46 PM
9.8 lbs to go! Grabbing a marker from work today to start writing on my bathroom mirror!!!

Congrat! you're so close:carrot:

05-08-2013, 10:44 AM
I changed my goal weight. 3 lbs to go to my original goal weight of 120.
13 pounds to go to my new goal of 110 ! I am pretty sure I will keep on changing my goal weight though.


05-12-2013, 05:22 AM
Congrat! you're so close:carrot:

I'm dying!!! I feel like these last 10 lbs are killing me. 8 to go...

Almost cheated today to eat ravioli and bread, but didn't! Yay!

I hope the scale rewards me tomorrow :)

05-15-2013, 05:16 PM
5 lbs!!! 5 lbs to go! I was 169.8 on the scale this morning!

(Although I do have a wedding on Saturday and I might see a small gain from that!)

05-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Making some progress, 6 down, 14 more to go.

SW 162.6
CW 156.6
GW 142.6

05-15-2013, 05:31 PM
5 lbs!!! 5 lbs to go! I was 169.8 on the scale this morning!

(Although I do have a wedding on Saturday and I might see a small gain from that!)

WOW!!! Congrats on being so close!

05-18-2013, 05:05 PM
According to my scale this week I have met and exceeded my goal at 141.6. I'm just not sure how accurate that is since it's declaring that I lost 7 lbs in one week :?: my original goal was 145 but I am going to change it. I'm not sure what the new number will be, I'll just keep going until it feels right. I'll keep my ticker the same just in case the scale made a mistake, so that I don't get my hopes up!

05-18-2013, 06:09 PM
SW 162.6
CW 153.8
GW 142.6

11.2 pounds to go

05-19-2013, 01:48 PM

I lost 60 lbs last year.

But start weight: 162
Current Weight: 161
Goal weight: 142
Goal weight that I really want but don't want to think about due to the fact I probably won't make it: 132.
Insane goal weight that I should really not even mention: 122.

PS I just started a blog on this subject but I need to get my posts up to put the link on. Hopefully I can do that today.

05-20-2013, 07:29 AM
Blog... in the signature.

I am hoping that this really focuses on the last twenty lbs which IMHO are very hard and kind of require a whole new way of thinking.

I just started it so there isn't a ton of material.

05-23-2013, 03:19 PM
3 lbs!!! 3 lbs to go!

I'm going to get my finger sized today for my 100 lbs lost celebration reward ring!

05-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Underwater, Way to go! You are too close to your goal, should be there in a matter of days :carrot:

05-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Underwater, Way to go! You are too close to your goal, should be there in a matter of days :carrot:

Days? I wish!!!

Maybe 2 weeks or so???

I am trying to seal the deal before my next real challenge, a BBQ on June 9th!

05-23-2013, 09:06 PM
Hey I am updating! I weighed in at 118.6 today so just slightly under 9 lbs to goal. So excited to almost be there!

05-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Down another 1.2 lbs this week, only 5.4 more to go!

05-25-2013, 08:10 PM
SW 162.6
CW 155
GW 142.6

12.4 more pounds to go. I have stalled a bit, hoping for a whoosh soon.

05-25-2013, 08:21 PM

I'm about 8 pounds from goal, but for now I am just trying to maintain as I get help for my emotional eating.

05-25-2013, 09:02 PM
OH ****! .8 (yes, point-eight!) TO GOAL!

05-26-2013, 05:20 PM
Hi! I'm Chandler and I'm looking to lose 15-20 pounds. I am a huge all-or-nothing dieter. Either my day goes perfectly, or I have a little slip-up in the morning and eat like crazy for the rest of the day. It makes me feel really terrible about myself. I am really trying to train myself not to do this but it's hard. Just gotta keep trying and picking myself back up. (:

06-06-2013, 09:27 PM
SW 162.6
CW 150.6
GW 142.6

12 pounds down; 8 pounds to go

06-07-2013, 03:33 PM
me too..!!
17 pounds from my goal..

I am stuck since a month now...Not lost a lb since then


06-10-2013, 07:24 AM
15 lbs from my goal now... today I weighted in at 157 even.

I am excited because 15 lbs is doable... but I can't believe how much work it is just to lose this weight. wow. I think honestly... it is going to take to October. But I had a great month so I feel like it is doable. I am also goal of 142... what is it about that weight, I see a lot of people have it.

06-10-2013, 09:18 AM
I am about 17lbs from my goal and I feel like this last 17 is going to be uber difficult to lose. Scale just isn't moving the way it once was. BUT I will do it! I know I can.

06-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Hi! I've got 20lbs to lose! I'm hoping to do it in a few months!

06-13-2013, 12:53 AM
I'm about 6lbs from my bonus goal... gosh these last ones are the hardest!!!

06-22-2013, 06:51 PM
2 lbs from my bonus goal. I'm gonna be trying to maintain 150-155 when I get there :)

06-22-2013, 09:49 PM
Congrats on making your first goal underwater!
I too have met my goal earlier this week:carrot:.

06-22-2013, 10:06 PM
You guys give me hope.. I am struggling. 14 lbs above goal... but 6 lbs below where I started on May 15th.

06-22-2013, 10:32 PM
Right now, exactly 20 lbs from goal. :)

I remember when this thread was first started and I was just a bit over 22 or 23 lbs from goal. And it was a bit of a downer to me that I didn't fit in the club.

Well, now I do and it's a nice little milestone to have made it to this point. It took me two freakin' months, so it's nice to have this as a milestone to have reached by that two pounds.


20 lbs down. 20 to go.

06-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Sw 162.6
Cw 150
Gw 142.6