# Chicks up for a Challenge - 2% Body Weight Challenge #2!

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mothermavis
08-12-2013, 07:07 AM
Here are the rules. The fastest to shed 2 % of their body weight wins. To calculate 2 % just multiply .02 with your body weight and round off to the nearest .2 lbs.

Good luck everyone!

mothermavis
08-12-2013, 07:08 AM
SW 163.6
-3.2 (2%)
GW 160.4

Let's go!

08-12-2013, 08:52 AM
Holy Moley... you were FASSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTT Mothermavis! Yeah for you!!!

Ok...
SW 248.5
2% = 5 lbs
GW 243.5

Only Believe
08-12-2013, 10:24 AM
That was fast!! Congrats Mothermavis! :)
5 lbs it is.
SW:256.8
GW: 251.8

pnkrckpixikat
08-12-2013, 10:39 AM
congrats!

I was up to 253.0 this morning from Denny's food sat so I am going to put down the same starting weight as before as I am sure I will be flushing this water soon.

249.4 * .02 = 5.0

sw:249.4
gw:244.4

Purplefirefly
08-12-2013, 11:13 AM
My weight as of this morning was 285.0, which is 1.6 down from just a couple days ago...progress! 285 x .02 = 5.7, so I will round it off to 5.8 pounds.

SW: 285
CW: 285
GW: 279.2

mothermavis
08-12-2013, 10:48 PM
Aw thanks ladies. Trying to get back on track! So far so good. :D

SuperHeroTeacher
08-13-2013, 01:56 AM
Ooh, I like this challenge!

SW: 209.4
2% = 4.2
GW: 205.2

Tuscany
08-13-2013, 08:15 AM
Congrats mothermavis! I'm in again:

SW: 152.75
2% of SW = 3.0 lbs
GW: 149.75

08-13-2013, 09:25 AM
SW 248.5
2% = 5 lbs
CW 246.5 (-2) cool.. almost 1% down the 1st day YAY! :) fever water loss.
GW 243.5

mothermavis
08-13-2013, 09:40 AM
SW 163.6
CW 163.0
GW 160.4

Thanks Tuscany!

Only Believe
08-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Sw: 256.8
Cw: 257.0 :(
Gw: 251.8

pnkrckpixikat
08-13-2013, 11:13 AM
awww dont be sad onlybelieve if you have been OP all it can be is water fluctuations!

sw:249.4
cw:250.8
gw:244.4

Matisse
08-13-2013, 12:23 PM
Hello all, I weighed at 149.6 lbs this morning, so 3 lbs it is. Congrats again to mothermavis.

SW : 149.6 lbs
CW : 149.6 lbs
GW : 146.9 lbs

Here is a question for everybody? Was the last challenge too fast? Should we go with 3 % or 4 %? A percentage a little higher would still make it a short term challenge while water weight flucuations would have less of an impact.

What do you think?

Matisse
08-13-2013, 12:27 PM
Tuscany - What diet/plan are you following? You seem to be on a roll while my weight loss is slow. I might be overdoing the exercise and that's not a bad thing - I need to become more fit - but still I am curious as to how I could tweak things to my advantage.

mothermavis
08-14-2013, 07:07 AM
Sw 163.6
Cw 162.2
Gw 160.4

08-14-2013, 08:22 AM
SW 248.5
CW 247.5 (-1lb .4% lol)
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GW 243.5

Matisse
08-14-2013, 09:19 AM
Sw 149.6 lbs
Cw 149.8 lbs TOM
Gw 146.6 lbs

Woohoo!

Tuscany
08-14-2013, 09:25 AM
Tuscany - What diet/plan are you following? You seem to be on a roll while my weight loss is slow. I might be overdoing the exercise and that's not a bad thing - I need to become more fit - but still I am curious as to how I could tweak things to my advantage.

Sometimes I'm on a roll...sometimes I'm slow! On average I've been losing 1.5lbs per week. To me that's a good rate, since I'm 55. I'm counting calories. I stick to 1,200 per day. I try to get a fair bit of protein and I don't eat any refined carbs. I also power walk at least 5km-6km per day, plus a 20 minute workout (weights) every other day, plus a daily 30 minute bike ride.

Moving in the wrong direction this morning:

SW: 152.75
A14: 153.00
GW: 149.75

Sum38
08-14-2013, 09:29 AM
Sw157.2
(3.2)
Gw154

Matisse
08-14-2013, 09:44 AM
I love it, Tuscany. This is similar to what I have been doing. I need to walk more and perhaps count calories more religiously, but so far when I counted them, it only showed me that I tend to eat less than I should. That being said, I was with family and friends lately and there were certainly a few indulgences.

My weight loss has been somewhat stiffled but I have been losing inches and gaining muscles. I did a long hike on Sunday and my muscles are still ridiculously sore/inflammed. Totally worth it (http://www.sepaq.com/pq/hgo/index.dot?language_id=1), see what your neighbour province has to offer.

Only Believe
08-14-2013, 11:17 AM
No change from yesterday but today I'm going to do GREAT!

Sw: 256.8
Cw: 257.0
Gw: 251.8

mountain mama
08-14-2013, 02:15 PM
Sw 337.8
Gw 331

Mothermaivis is making me awfully jealous!! Time to really bust my butt here!! Congrats:)

pnkrckpixikat
08-14-2013, 02:38 PM
Matisse that does look totally worth the soreness!

sw:249.4
cw:249.8 (I'm getting back down finally)
gw:244.4

Tuscany
08-15-2013, 09:16 AM
Matisse: How beautiful! I've been to Quebec a few times, but always on business...which means Montreal and Quebec City. I love the restaurants in Montreal (so I'm staying away from there right now :)) and I love walking in QC (great exercise).

Slow going for me in this challenge...I'm now back to where I was on Monday:

SW: 152.75
CW: 152.50
GW: 149.75

Sum38
08-15-2013, 09:49 AM
Wrong direction here
Sw 157.2
Cw 159.8
Gw 154

Only Believe
08-15-2013, 10:06 AM
woo hoo!! finally going down again.

Sw: 256.8
Cw: 255.6
Gw: 251.8

Matisse
08-15-2013, 11:25 AM
Sw 149.6 lbs
Cw 150.4 lbs 1st day of period
Gw 146.6 lbs

I hope that a steep downward awaits me tomorrow.

pnkrckpixikat
08-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Hello hello! Finally got rid of the rest of the water weight from dennys and saw a new low!

sw: 249.4
cw: 248.6 (-0.8)
gw: 244.4

cheeriloos
08-15-2013, 02:22 PM
Hi all!
Sw..247
Cw 243
Gw 238

mountain mama
08-15-2013, 03:13 PM
Staying at start weight for now, but hey- could be worse! Hoping to get to Zumba tonight! I feel so great after Zumba- wish the classes could happen at the times that were perfect for me! Lol a busy life really makes it hard to get to organized classes- I should look into DVDs.. But it's just not the same!!

Pixicat- you really blew away that water weight from Denny's- yay you!

mothermavis
08-16-2013, 08:23 AM
Sw 163.6
Cw 161.6
Gw 160.4

Mtnmama, don't know if you have a Wii? They have a Zumba game for Wii too. Come to think of it, I should dig mine out! I keep thinking about joining the gym, but hard to justify when I have so much crap at home. I need to use it!

Tuscany
08-16-2013, 09:10 AM
A slight gain this morning. I'm now back to where I started, and feeling like a yo-yo...aagghh!

SW: 152.75
CW: 152.75
GW: 149.75

cheeriloos
08-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Sw..247.4
Cw 242.0
Gw 238

Matisse
08-16-2013, 09:44 AM
Sw 149.6 lbs
Cw 150.2 lbs 2nd day of period
Gw 146.6 lbs

Hoping for the whoosh to come any day now!

It's strange. I left my condo at 150.0 lbs and I weighed in higher yesterday after two weeks of extensive efforts. I did not eat enough at the beginning of those two weeks (around 800 cal.). I counted calories precisely three days after that I ate around 1000-1200 cal.. It helped with energy during exercise and I stopped feeling so dizzy. I ate in that range on most days, but ate more at others without going over the top. I completed long hilly bike rides under hot weather (more than 40 km). I hiked a mountain ( a six hour workout). My lowest weight was 148.8 lbs and I hope I will be able to be under that this week.

In my twenties, I used to follow the Scarsdale Diet. My weight could fluctuate between 138 and 124 in two weeks - that is 14 lbs in two weeks, weight that I lost in the healthy BMI range the whole time. I did it several times and I know it was mostly water weight (from binging), but still it was so much fun to see the scale move by 2, 1 or .5 lbs every day.

It is surreal to me to lose at such a slow pace, but then I look at myself and I am losing inches, building strong leg muscles and my abdomen looks so more well defined. But seriously, I never knew it took SO much effort to lose weight. I have so much admiration for you gals who have been doing this for months or years.

Sorry, I needed to share my frustrations a bit. ;-)

Only Believe
08-16-2013, 10:17 AM
Sw: 256.8
Cw: 255.2
Gw: 251.8

Sum38
08-16-2013, 11:17 AM
Sw 157.2
Cw 159.2
Gw 154

pnkrckpixikat
08-16-2013, 02:02 PM
holding steady at the moment, but my legs are sore so maybe I'll be down tomorrow :)

sw:249.4
cw:248.6
gw:244.4

mountain mama
08-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Sw 337.8
Cw 335.6
Gw 331

Inching my way down!

Matisse: I understand the frustration- but I know all that hard work is benefiting you for sure! The scale will surprise you soon with a whoosh I'm sure. Back when I was working out hardcore and weighed a lot less I remember holding on to a lot of weight- then after a day off from strenuous work... Whoosh! Lost 2 pounds or more. Could it be possible that your body needs a rest day- or a few more calories on days when you are really busting your butt hiking and whatnot! Don't be making yourself dizzy!!!
;)

Matisse
08-16-2013, 05:00 PM
Yeah, I definitely got more calories when I was hiking and I started eating more (around 1200 cal.) two weeks ago which resolved the dizziness almost completely. Since then, I feel healthier and I have more energy.

Thanks for your answer. It was what I needed. I expected slow weight loss at some point, but later and closer to goal. I am the exact same weight as on July 26 th(a Friday too), so week 2, 3 and 4 have been a draw on the scale, but surely TOM must be masking some slow progress. :crossed:

Thanks again and congrats on your 2.2 lbs overnight drop!! That's called a whoosh, I believe! :woohoo:

Tuscany
08-17-2013, 09:24 AM
I'm still mimicking a yo-yo, stuck in the 152's!

SW: 152.75
CW: 152.25
GW: 149.75

Matisse: If you're seeing great results, that's more important than the scale, although I know how frustrating it can be when you do everything according to plan and the scales won't cooperate. I can only assume that the lack of movement on your scale is due to one of two things: 1) water retention, since the body will retain water in periods of high exercise in order to repair the little tears that happen in our muscles; 2) a combination of fat loss combined with your muscles getting larger, resulting in a net scale movement of nil...however, that's a good movement! Keep doing what you're doing and you'll continue to see results...first in the mirror and eventually on the scales!

cheeriloos
08-17-2013, 09:33 AM
Sw..247
Cw 241
Gw 238

mothermavis
08-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Sw 163.6
Cw 161.6
Gw 160.4

no movement today.

Only Believe
08-17-2013, 10:37 AM
"Up 1.4!!!! It was shocking but I know I didn't gain from yesterdays food. I did get in more exercise and I do need a little help in the bathroom dept. So I'm not going to let it bother me. I will keep on keeping on and this too shall pass."

I posted this over in the 5 lb challenge and same goes for here. No worries!

pnkrckpixikat
08-17-2013, 11:09 AM
I'm up 1.4 as well onlybeleive and same goes, all it can be is exercise water weight as I have been OP

Only Believe
08-17-2013, 12:17 PM
If I didn't know better I'd swear there were :jig: hanging around here trying to sabotage us..;):lol: :rollpin:

Only Believe
08-17-2013, 12:18 PM
If I didn't know better I'd swear there were :jig: hanging around here trying to sabotage us..;):lol: :rollpin:

oops.. it double posted!

cheeriloos
08-17-2013, 12:25 PM
:jig: = evil monkeys?

Only Believe
08-17-2013, 01:10 PM
:jig: = evil monkeys?

Yes!!! They are Ninjas ;)

Only Believe
08-17-2013, 01:19 PM
cheeriloos you gotta watch out for those ninja monkeys they will poison your lemon water.. Just ask pnkrckpixikat.. it's all her fault! :p

cheeriloos
08-17-2013, 02:12 PM
:)

Matisse
08-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Matisse: If you're seeing great results, that's more important than the scale, although I know how frustrating it can be when you do everything according to plan and the scales won't cooperate. I can only assume that the lack of movement on your scale is due to one of two things: 1) water retention, since the body will retain water in periods of high exercise in order to repair the little tears that happen in our muscles; 2) a combination of fat loss combined with your muscles getting larger, resulting in a net scale movement of nil...however, that's a good movement! Keep doing what you're doing and you'll continue to see results...first in the mirror and eventually on the scales!

Thanks you, Tuscany! You gals are great support. I trust the science too and, in time, the scale will show movement.

Measurements are down an inch on my hips and .5" on my waist and bust, a few cm on my arms and legs from when I was the same weight (only .2 lbs difference) on July 26th.

Today, I started weighing food and logging calories into myfitnesspal which is faster/easier to use than fitday. Nothing will be left to chance. ;-)

So, very slight movement today. .2 lbs down.

Sw 149.6 lbs
Cw 150.0 lbs still TOM
Gw 146.6 lbs

G'day, everyone!

pnkrckpixikat
08-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Those darn Ninja monkeys!!!! They ran away and must be sabotaging us!

cheeriloos
08-17-2013, 04:30 PM
TOM showed up here too, we shall see what he and the Ninja monkeys have in store for me...

Matisse
08-17-2013, 05:06 PM
:lol:

08-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Those Dasterdly Ninja Monkeys! ARGH Did they take all the happy scales with them and hide them in the trees!... ERGGG OR are they making us learn how to jump higher or climb higher (burn calories) in order to get those happy scales... ??!!! As long as they leave my lemons ALONE!!!!! LOL

SW 248.5
CW 247.5 (-1lb .4% lol)
'

Happy here as I finally am back down the little I was 3 days ago... I think I have a bad thyroid issue... (left side is 3 x's the size of the right.. going to call and get an appointment.... but that would solve the stall problem and the complete disappearance of my eye brows!) lol
GW 243.5

Matisse
08-17-2013, 10:24 PM

---------

Is everyone burning lanterns to the scale Gods?

Only Believe
08-17-2013, 10:45 PM
wannaskipandlaugh- Make sure to get an appointment right away. They may want to do an ultrasound. I've had thyroid issues for years.. Get that appointment soon!

I've been a bad girl today, ladies.. I blame it on those blasted ninja monkeys. So I may not weigh in for a day or so. LOL

Tuscany
08-18-2013, 09:13 AM
I finally managed to make my way into the 151's this morning...at least that's progress!

SW: 152.75
CW: 151.75
GW: 149.75

Matisse: The other thing I've seen on this forum that has resulted in stalling weight loss is medication. So, if you're taking any medication you might see if that's a contributor. If not, then I'll just keep my fingers crossed that you receive a big whoosh soon!

Sue: I hope you get to the bottom of your thyroid issues and that there's no cause for concern!

mountain mama
08-18-2013, 09:23 AM
Ok- I'm up too- been on plan food wise. There's something weird going on here! Will be working out hardcore today! Up 1.8!!! I am disgruntled- but I know I've been eating nutritiously so I will not feel defeated.

There's something crazy going on here with all of us gaining- I hope it's not as contagious as it seems right now!! Lol

Sw 337.8
Cw 337.4
Gw 331

Sum38
08-18-2013, 09:31 AM
Sw 157.2
Cw 160
Gw 154

08-18-2013, 10:32 AM
Oh I thank you all... I have a doctor that I am calling 1st thing in the morning (She treats my mom who has had Hypothyroidism for 20 years... so yep... I pretty sure I know what I have as it is genetic sigh)... and it is still swollen and hard to swallow on the right side ? and I am congested in my right sinus too... sooo weird! Aspirin helps alittle and has eased the discomfort!... NOTE: lack of eye brows (I had thin ones.. but in Dec I lost 2/3 of them - back end) is a sure sign of thyroid troubles... Here I thought it was because they went grey! LOLOLOL Thank you for you comfort my friends... I appreciate it and will let you know what happens! :) HUGS to you!!

SW 248.5
CW 246 (-2.5 lbs so 1% off!!!!!) half way!!!

GW 243.5

OK NINJA MONKEYS.... Give those happy scales back to the girls!!!!!

cheeriloos
08-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Sw..247
Cw 240.2
Gw 238

mothermavis
08-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Sw 163.6
Cw 162.0
Gw 160.4

Up a little bit, but I am thinking it's due to yesterday, went running and then spent a couple hours piling wood as hubby cut and ys split. Sore today, but it's a good hard work kind of sore!

Matisse
08-18-2013, 12:13 PM
Continue negotiating with those ninja monkeys, gals, we are seeing some movement at last. Me, wannaskipandlaugh and Cheeriloos (who is doing so good) at least!

Sw 149.6 lbs
Cw 148.6 lbs
Gw 146.6 lbs

Here is a wrench to throw to your ninja monkey? I drank green tea yesterday which seemed to have a great diuretic effect. I prepared a big pot around 1 PM and drank some of it hot, then added the rest to my water. If you have some fresh mint leaves, the two of them together are delish.

So, down 1.4 lbs since yesterday and .2 lbs since my pre-hiking weight(on August 10th). I asked the question in my accountability thread, but I wanted to know what you gals thought about it. What counts as a whoosh? Does it need to be an unmitigated loss (like below the lowest weight since the diet started) or any sizable downward movement on the scale counts?

Tuscany - Thanks so much for your input. Now that you say it, I have been taking Advil since the hike and then Anaprox (for my periods) which is like Advil on steroids. (Same family.)

I do not know if these drugs are associated with weight gain or stalled weight loss, but since the hike, I was definitely doing water retention so it's the eternal conundrum : what comes first? The chicken or the egg kinda thing?

Good day, everyone!

cheeriloos
08-18-2013, 12:20 PM
Matisse I had green tea yesterday too,maybe thats why I was so thirsty last night. I drank lots of water and felt like I hadn't had water in days.

Matisse
08-18-2013, 12:40 PM
Ha, strange cheeriloos! Tea is supposed to count towards water, unlike coffee, but I guess that getting rid of water through diuretic properties makes you thirsty too. I was also thirsty.

I wonder why I waited so long to add it to my rountine. My house is full of great teas that I rarely, if ever, prepare. I do not own a kettle at the moment and I wonder if I will invest in a fancy kettle with variable temperature like these (http://www.amazon.ca/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=variable+temperature+kettle&tag=googcana-20&index=aps&hvadid=33478445146&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=462937825101990533&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_9fsvmkf2iq_b). Tea afficianodos swear by them.

SuperHeroTeacher
08-18-2013, 03:54 PM
Sw: 209.4
2% = 4.2
Cw: 207.6
Gw: 205.2

cheeriloos
08-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Wow Matisse great find! I bought it because, once I read in a magazine to drink 5 or 6 cups per day and it would have a weight loss effect,I rarely remember to drink mine too! The kettle is a great idea, but what would one need variable temperatures?

Matisse
08-18-2013, 04:38 PM
Wow Matisse great find! I bought it because, once I read in a magazine to drink 5 or 6 cups per day and it would have a weight loss effect,I rarely remember to drink mine too! The kettle is a great idea, but what would one need variable temperatures?

Because different teas have different brewing temperature. This seems like a
good primer. (http://coffeetea.about.com/od/teaandtisanebasics/a/TeaBrewingTemperatures.htm) For example, hotter temperatures tend to make the tea more bitter. There is a whole art to tea which we are not much aware of in North America. My botanical garden (It's ten walking minutes away) has Japanese tea ceremonies sessions. I should attend.

Tuscany
08-19-2013, 09:18 AM
Another small (0.5lb) loss this morning:

SW: 152.75
CW: 151.25
GW: 149.75

cheeriloos
08-19-2013, 09:24 AM
Sw..247
Cw 239.0
Gw 238

Matisse
08-19-2013, 10:21 AM
Sw 149.6
Cw 147.8 lbs
Gw 146.6 lbs

.8 lbs drop this morning. With yesterday's drop, it makes 2.2 lbs. Youppi!

Sum38
08-19-2013, 10:27 AM
Sw 157.2
Cw 159.6
Gw 154

mountain mama
08-19-2013, 02:41 PM

I will not bother you with complaining about my plateau. But I will say this-- Not Impressed!!!

Matisse: green tea makes me happy- I have lemon verbena and mint in my herd garden I often add to it. I recently started putting it in my green smoothies in lieu of water- yummy:)

Motherm: chopping and piling wood is the best workout ever- on top of that its a great feeling to know you are not only getting a workout but doing something beneficial for your home as well!

08-20-2013, 08:46 AM
SW 248.5
CW 246.5 still have 3 to go!

GW 243.5

I have found that Ibuprofen does make me hold water... So now taking aspirin instead for my neck swelling and small temp....

Matisse
08-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Sw 149.6
Cw 147.2 lbs (Getting close...)
Gw 146.6 lbs

(Changed my weigh in because I finally had the BM I had been waiting for all day yesterday.)

Cheeriloos - How are you doing today? You were one pound shy yesterday.

Sum38
08-20-2013, 10:15 AM
A very stressful night; I ate too much

Sw 157.2
Cw 160.8
Gw 154

Tuscany
08-20-2013, 10:17 AM
No change for me this morning:

SW: 152.75
CW: 151.25
GW: 149.75

cheeriloos
08-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Sw..247
Cw 238.2 :carrot:
Gw 238

mountain mama
08-20-2013, 02:40 PM
Oh my lord, cheeri! Can't get much closer than that!!!

cheeriloos
08-20-2013, 02:57 PM
Thanks mountains mama! Im excited

Matisse
08-20-2013, 05:54 PM
Oh my lord, cheeri! Can't get much closer than that!!!

Too true! Good luck, Cheeri!

_______

Strange how this 2 % challlenge will take so much longer than the first.

08-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Good Going Cheeriloos!!! I bet you post a winning weight this morning!

and SUM very sorry you had a bad night! :) Hope last night was much better!!

SW 248.5
CW 247.5
GW 243.5

cheeriloos
08-21-2013, 08:52 AM
Sw..247
238.2 :carrot: yesterday
238.6(+.4) wow and i have been losing during TOM now today TOM is taking a hike and decides to leave his suitcase :( i was sure i would post a loss this am ,maybe tomorrow will be better.
Gw 238

Matisse
08-21-2013, 10:45 AM
Cheeriloos, it must have been the ninja monkeys!

Friends, I got this! This feels so weird. My body can lose weight at a decent pace. Who would have known from my twenty day sticky stall at 150 lbs.

Sw 149.6 lbs
Cw 146.6 lbs
Gw 146.6 lbs

08-22-2013, 08:52 AM
SW 248.5
CW 245 Yeah.. just 1.5 lbs to go!!!! :)

GW 243.5

cheeriloos
08-22-2013, 09:01 AM
Sw..247
8-20: 238.2 :carrot:
8-21:238.6(+.4) wow
8-22:238.6 (+/-0)now is the time to look at the big picture not the day to day:^:
Gw 238

Matisse
08-22-2013, 09:28 AM