Atkins - Fastest to Lose 5lbs Challenge #18: IanG won last time




IanG
08-19-2013, 06:11 AM
Let's rock this challenge! Fastest to lose 5lbs rules.

SW: 174.4lbs
GW: 169.4lbs


SimplyLosing
08-19-2013, 06:30 AM
Let's rock this challenge! Fastest to lose 5lbs rules.

SW: 174.4lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

Ok , scale not pretty this morning! I'm in

CW 204.2
GW 199.2

wannaskipandlaugh
08-19-2013, 07:48 AM
IAN Look at you.... At the end of this challenge you will be in the 160's!!!! WOW and Simply.. you will be in ONDERLAND HORAY!!! Want to see that for both of you!! :D

SW 248 (up again.. ate some Iodized salt and whomp went the water)

GW 243 again... same challenge for 2 times now...


smith1313
08-19-2013, 08:17 AM
Great Job IanG!!!

SW 172.5
GW 167.5

Tuscany
08-19-2013, 08:22 AM
Ian: Sue has a good point about you soon being in the 160's. I remember when you made it to ONEderland, and that seems like only yesterday!

I'm in again:

SW: 151.25
GW: 146.25

Mara
08-19-2013, 09:15 AM
Way to go Ian! Congrats!

SW: 255.0
CW: 255.0
GW: 250.0

PrettyMom09
08-19-2013, 09:35 AM
Congratulations Ian!! You are wasting away!!!

Sue - I'm sorry you are holding on to that pesky water. You are going to rock this challenge!

I am feeling a whole lot better. Pain is gone and I'm slowly stretching the muscles to get full movement back. I have one more surgery in December and I'll be done!!!

My numbers:

SW: 192
CW: 192
GW: 187

IanG
08-20-2013, 06:03 AM
Dang. Up 1.4lbs today. Happens every Tuesday.

SW: 174.4lbs
8/20: 175.8lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
08-20-2013, 07:25 AM
IAN.. you are STILL in the 170's tho... Just think where you will be on Sunday!!! WOO HOO!

I am back down today.. Up 2 lbs yesterday down 1.5 today.. Love my scale.. NOT!

SW 248
CW 246.5

GW 243.5

Until I get below 246... I am not declaring losing any weight!

smith1313
08-20-2013, 08:22 AM
Sw 172.5
Gw 167.5

8/20....172

Mara
08-20-2013, 09:08 AM
Glad you are feeling better prettymom!

SW: 255.0
CW: 254.8
GW: 250.0

Tuscany
08-20-2013, 09:14 AM
Way to go Sue, Smith and Mara! Ian, sorry about the gain. As for me, I'm still the same:

SW: 151.25
A20: 151.25
GW: 146.25

PrettyMom09
08-20-2013, 09:24 AM
Hello friends!

My scale is stuck on the same number as yesterday. I guess that's better than gaining, but I have been working very hard to get the scale to move down, so I'd really like to see more progress. I got up extra early this am to do my walk before work. I hope I'm not too tired the rest of the day.

My kids go back to school on Monday, my goal is to be in the 180's by then. I need to drink more water!!!

Keep up the good work, and have an awesome Tuesday everyone!

My numbers:

SW: 192
CW: 192
8/20:192
GW: 187

IanG
08-21-2013, 07:04 AM
Good job Sue on putting a dent in that gain.

I'm doing the same. Down 0.8lbs today.

SW: 174.4lbs
8/20: 175.8lbs
8/21: 175.0lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
08-21-2013, 07:13 AM
LOL Back up.... No rhyme no reason

SW 248
CW 247.5 so up 2 down 1.5 up 1 all in the last 3 days ?!

GW 243.5

smith1313
08-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Sw 172.5
Gw 167.5

8/20....172
8/21....173

up again, hopefully it's all muscle, my legs are killing me the last few days.

Mara
08-21-2013, 09:03 AM
Sorry Sue. Is the swelling gone completely?

Hopefully will stay down this time.

SW: 255.0
CW: 253.4
GW: 250.0

PrettyMom09
08-21-2013, 09:20 AM
Congrats Mara and Ian!! Sue and Smith, the water weight will be gone in no time!

My numbers:

SW: 192
CW: 192
8/20:192
8/21: 191
GW: 187

Tuscany
08-21-2013, 11:03 AM
That's an odd weight trend, Sue...you're right...neither rhyme nor reason! PrettyMom, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you meet your Monday goal.

I was down a pound this morning, which brought a BIG smile to my face (my daily fluctuations, up or down, are rarely that high):

SW: 151.25
A20: 150.25
GW: 146.25

Thistimeitsreal
08-21-2013, 09:40 PM
I'm in,
Sw 179.03
Gw. 174.03
8/21 179.03

IanG
08-22-2013, 06:05 AM
Up 1lb today. I greatly dislike being higher than my SW for these challenges. Not a good sign!

SW: 174.4lbs
8/20: 175.8lbs
8/21: 175.0lbs
8/22: 176.0lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
08-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Welcome Thistime!

I am so sorry IAN... Did you have fun at Squash last night? :) By Sunday this lb will be gone and history!!! :)

Thank you Mara and yes the swelling is just about all gone and so is the sour feeling... just small spasms... so what was in my right side of my neck has been fought and the good body has won! :)

PrettyMom.. look at you! almost out of the 190's!! and so glad you are feeling better.. but I am sorry you have another surgery in the future :(

Tuscany.. YEAHHHHHHHHHHH for you! 1 lbs off overnight and not the .25! Yahoo!!!

SW 248
CW 245 (-3) My whoosh week is finally here!

GW 243.5

Tuscany
08-22-2013, 08:16 AM
Nice whoosh, Sue!! I hope it sticks and that you get off the merry-go-round you've been on of late.

Sorry about the gain, Ian. I too hate to see CW > SW! I hope things improve by tomorrow.

I maintained this morning, which I was happy about 'cause I thought yesterday's 1lb loss was a fluke. I was pleased to see it seems to be sticking.

SW: 151.25
A20: 151.25
A21: 150.25
A22: 150.25
GW: 146.25

smith1313
08-22-2013, 08:26 AM
up and down, up and down.....

Sw 172.5
Gw 167.5

8/20....172
8/21....173
8/22....172

Mara
08-22-2013, 08:59 AM
Glad to hear the battle is won Sue. Swelling stinks. And Yay! for the whoosh.

Go Tuscany!

Sorry for the gain Ian.Maybe it is just slight swelling/water from exercise.

I am still the same.

SW: 255.0
CW: 253.4
GW: 250.0

PrettyMom09
08-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Way to go Sue!!!

I am up one pound. I was so frustrated this morning when I weighed that I almost cried. I have been following the plan and exercising, so the lack of progress is driving me crazy.

My numbers:

SW: 192
CW: 192
8/20:192
8/21: 191
8/22: 192
GW: 187

IanG
08-23-2013, 06:59 AM
Very nice whoosh Sue. I am down 1.4lbs this morning. Which is nice!

SW: 174.4lbs
8/20: 175.8lbs
8/21: 175.0lbs
8/22: 176.0lbs
8/23: 174.6lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
08-23-2013, 07:42 AM
Oh Prettymom.. I am so sorry about your gain... Its just a fluctuation.. and will be gone gone gone really soon! :)
Tuscany... so close to the 140's OH Boy!!! :)
Smith... I know that rollercoaster and I am so sorry you caught my ride. Its time for you to get off that ride! :)
IAN I KNEW you would lose it... MORE coming this weekend!
Mara... .... Your nudge and whoosh is coming... TOMORROW! :)
Sum.. Hope you are doing well!

SW 248
CW 244 (-4) May this whoosh week last at least 2 or 3 more lbs!

GW 243

Tuscany
08-23-2013, 08:00 AM
Another nice whoosh, Sue...way to go! Pretty Mom: Hang in there. As I recently said to someone else, provided you remain OP, both in terms of what you're eating and how much, then you will lose…it's a certainty…although sometimes the trends drive us nuts. I went through a spell in July where I thought I would never lose, and I too was frustrated. But I stayed OP and the scales finally responded in August.

Another 0.75 lbs for me this morning and I'm now no longer overweight. I'm SO happy I have finally reached the 140's...let's hope it sticks!

SW: 151.25
A20: 151.25 (0.00)
A21: 150.25 (-1.00)
A22: 150.25 (0.00)
A23: 149.50 (-0.75)
GW: 146.25

Mara
08-23-2013, 08:25 AM
You go Sue!

SW: 255.0
CW: 253.8 (up .4)
GW: 250.0

smith1313
08-23-2013, 08:32 AM
Sw 172.5
Gw 167.5

8/20....172
8/21....173
8/22....172
8/23....171.5

Tucany...what wonderful news!! Congratulations on being 'normal weight'....

Sue...lordy what a drop!! Keep up the hard work!

PrettyMom09
08-23-2013, 09:03 AM
Sue - WOW!!!!!! What a loss!!! Keep it up, you can do it!!

Tuscany - Congrats on making it to the 140's, what an accomplishment!!

Good job Ian and Smith! Hang in there Mara!!!

My numbers:

SW: 192
CW: 192
8/20:192
8/21: 191
8/22: 192
8/23: 193
GW: 187

IanG
08-24-2013, 07:22 AM
Well done on the whoosh Sue. I am up 1.6lbs today from sodium (had salted mackeral yesterday). Ouch.

SW: 174.4lbs
8/20: 175.8lbs
8/21: 175.0lbs
8/22: 176.0lbs
8/23: 174.6lbs
8/24: 176.2lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

smith1313
08-24-2013, 08:23 AM
Sw 172.5
Gw 167.5

8/20....172
8/21....173
8/22....172
8/23....171.5
8/24....171

well, at least it's a fairly even decrease this time, gonna get there but not win any races while I"m doing it....

PrettyMom09
08-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Have a great weekend everyone!

My numbers:

SW: 192
CW: 192
8/20:192
8/21: 191
8/22: 192
8/23: 193
8/24: 189.9 (I don't know if it will stick, but I take it for now.)
GW: 187

wannaskipandlaugh
08-24-2013, 09:14 AM
PRETTYMOM WOO HOO! 180's YEAHHHHH I would take it and I bet it sticks! Way to go!!!!

Mara... I bet you have a good number today... I think its in the air! :)

Smith and Tuscany.. Slow but steady on that scale is JUST AWESOME! it is going in the right direction and

IAN.. yours is just a blip again... Its kinda like you are on a pendulem (sp?) but the line is still going down. Trying new foods and knowing what it does (hold water from salt) that is what you have learned about this weight loss and you know to not be upset about it as you know its salt and the water will flush... Its nice to KNOW that now... we have all learned on this journey. Oh a fun day of yardwork and playing with the twins today and tomorrow and WOOSH that water is gone gone gone! :)

I am just so happy to be in my whoosh week! Oh so glad.. Down again and I think I have another 2+ lbs in me to lose in the next 5 days.. Oh I love this week... Makes up for the 2.75 weeks that I do the bouncy bouncy LOL

SW 248
CW 243.5 (-4.5) Just about there.. It read 243... then 244 then 243.5 So I take the one in the middle cause tomorrow it WILL be 243!!! Hurry up!!!

GW 243

Tuscany
08-24-2013, 11:50 AM
Way to go, Sue...it looks like this is YOUR week...and it's about time!

I bounced back up this morning, but I'm not complaining. I've had a pretty good month so far and this too will pass.

SW: 151.25
A20: 151.25 (0.00)
A21: 150.25 (-1.00)
A22: 150.25 (0.00)
A23: 149.50 (-0.75)
A24: 150.25 (+0.75)
GW: 146.25

Mara
08-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Thankjs prettymom. :)
First off Sue, way to go! And secondly you were right about it being in the air.

SW: 255.0
CW: 251.4
GW: 250.0

wannaskipandlaugh
08-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Thankjs prettymom. :)
First off Sue, way to go! And secondly you were right about it being in the air.

SW: 255.0
CW: 251.4
GW: 250.0

I am so glad you "caught" it too! :) Yeah Mara!!!!

IanG
08-25-2013, 07:23 AM
I'm riding that whoosh train too Sue!

Down 2.4lbs today.

SW: 174.4lbs
8/20: 175.8lbs
8/21: 175.0lbs
8/22: 176.0lbs
8/23: 174.6lbs
8/24: 176.2lbs
8/25: 173.8lbs
GW: 169.4lbs

Tuscany
08-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Way to go Smith, Mara, Sue, PrettyMom & Ian! Now, can somebody please tell me where I can buy tickets for the whoosh train?

Despite my having remained OP, this morning I had another gain that has basically reversed all of my efforts this week! I was NOT happy! :cry:

SW: 151.25
A20: 151.25 (0.00)
A21: 150.25 (-1.00)
A22: 150.25 (0.00)
A23: 149.50 (-0.75)
A24: 150.25 (+0.75)
A25: 151.00 (+0.75)
GW: 146.25

wannaskipandlaugh
08-25-2013, 08:28 AM
Ok.... Tickets are free on this whoosh train and Tuscany....Your seat is waiting for you... oh I see you are on board now - Cool Tomorrow that train will pull into YOUR station! :)

YEH MARA, WOOHOO IAN!, WAY TO GO SMITH!! and SHAZAMMM PRETTYMOM!!! and HAPPY SUE! I did it! I got down 5 lbs ahead 1st... This hasn't happened in a while... :D

SW 248
CW 243
GW 243!!!!!

OK time to start a new thread and thisis good as you all (TUSCANY TOO NOW!) are in the whoosh mode.. WOO HOO this one will be faster!!!

Thank you ALL for your encouragement to me these last weeks!!