Atkins - Fastest to lose 5 lbs challenge #15 Wanna won last




wannaskipandlaugh
08-25-2013, 09:32 AM
WOOHOO... OPPS its really #19!!!!! fingers slipped

Lets all do it!
ANYONE can join in on this challenge..
Just post your starting weight and your goal weight of 5 lbs off and keep track as you weigh in during this challenge.
FIRST One to get to 5 lbs off... well YOU ARE THE WINNER! in more ways then 1... as you are also 5 lbs lighter YEAH!!!


So lets get it started!

SW 243
CW 243

GW 238 (Oh :D when this happens!!!!!)

Come on you Whoosh train riders... Lets GO!!!


Tuscany
08-25-2013, 09:58 AM
Congratulations on winning the prior challenge, Sue...and good luck with this one!

Here's hoping the whoosh train stops in my station soon:

SW: 151.00
GW: 146.00

laciemn
08-25-2013, 11:26 AM
Sw: 172.8
Gw: 167.8


smith1313
08-25-2013, 11:42 AM
:hat: Great Job Sue!!!

SW 170.5
GW 165.5

PrettyMom09
08-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Way to go Sue!!!! I'm soooo happy for you! You blasted through those 5 pounds!

My numbers:

SW: 189.5
8/25: 189.5
GW: 184.5

Thistimeitsreal
08-25-2013, 08:00 PM
I'm in
Start 176.6
Goal. 171.6

wannaskipandlaugh
08-26-2013, 12:00 AM
The best thing about this place... is the reward of people noticing weight loss... GOSH,... I can't even begin to let you know how your words of congrats just make my day! They really do and I know that they also motivate me too ALOT... so part of this loss was all due to you all too! :)

{{hugs}} to you all!

NOW for the next race... LOL I think I still have 3 days of whoosh left.. so Watch Out ! :) LOLOLOL Oh yeah.. like I scare you all! LOL Race Ya!!!

IanG
08-26-2013, 12:07 AM
Well done Sue! I got this one though 'cos I'm whooshing too, at least until Tuesday!!!! So watch your back.

CW: 173.8lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
08-26-2013, 08:28 AM
lololol IAN.. Oh I am watching!! :) Tuscany... I bet you get back on the train today!

Me up... but tomorrow it will be DOWN!

SW 243
CW 243.5 (+.5)

GW 238 (Oh when this happens!!!!!)

smith1313
08-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171

IanG
08-26-2013, 10:18 AM
My posting will be a bit irregular this week. My gym is shut for the week so I am going to another which is further away. Which means I have less time to post. Down 1.2lbs today before tomorrow's gain. Sue will lose as I gain. Sigh.

CW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

Mara
08-26-2013, 10:22 AM
Way to go Sue!!!! :D

I now have that song "Come on ride the train" stuck in my head. LOL

SW:251.8
CW:251.8
GW:246.8

PrettyMom09
08-26-2013, 11:10 AM
I went up, but I know it's just water. I'll have to increase my water intake today.

My numbers:

SW: 189.5
8/25: 189.5
8/26: 190.6
GW: 184.5

Tuscany
08-26-2013, 02:04 PM
The train stopped briefly in my station today!

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
GW: 146.00

Tuscany
08-27-2013, 08:09 AM
The train made another quick stop my way...thanks for sending it, Sue!

I have two things to celebrate today: my son's birthday (he's my baby at 31 years of age as of today) PLUS I am now officially no longer overweight for the first time in many years...woohoo! I just hope it sticks!

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
GW: 146.00

wannaskipandlaugh
08-27-2013, 08:27 AM
:woohoo: TUSCANY!!!!! YAY for you!!! 140's and your baby's Birthday! What a day and I bet you are feeling terrific and so happy! YAY!!!! :) Glad the train stopped in your station for awhile! :)

Me it left :( 3 days tooooo early... :(

SW 243
CW 244 ( wwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

GW 238 (want this very much!)

Mara
08-27-2013, 10:42 AM
Congrats Tuscany!

The train pulled out of my station to Sue. Determined to stop the upward movement and send it back down.

SW:251.8
CW:252.4 Hopefully water weight.
GW:246.8

PrettyMom09
08-27-2013, 10:46 AM
Congratulations Tuscany!!! A healthy mom is a great birthday present for your son.

I have no idea what is going on with my gains. I've been on plan and exercising, so I don't know what's going on.

My numbers:

SW: 189.5
8/25: 189.5
8/26: 190.6
8/27: 192
GW: 184.5

IanG
08-27-2013, 10:57 AM
Well done Tuscany!

I'm on the Sue train. Up 2lbs today. Choo-choo all aboard!

SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

smith1313
08-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5

IanG
08-28-2013, 08:06 AM
Down 0.6.

SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
8/28: 174.0lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

Tuscany
08-28-2013, 08:30 AM
Thanks everyone for the good wishes! I took my son out for lunch yesterday, although I stayed OP by ordering grilled chicken and a salad. No change in my weight this morning, which is ok by me.

PrettyMom: Sometimes the darn scale just has a mind of its own and there's neither rhyme nor reason to the number it comes up with. I too gained several days in a row last week, despite remaining OP and exercising at least 2 hours a day. Indeed, one day I was really busy and didn't find time for lunch...so I ended up eating about 800 calories that day. Yet, up went the number on the scale. When that happens, you just need to stay on plan and give the scale a stern "talking to"...that generally works! :)

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
A28: 149.00 (0.00)
GW: 146.00

wannaskipandlaugh
08-28-2013, 08:54 AM
Prettymom.... I am with you... I have gained 3 days straight and have not had anything NOT allowed :(... I think Tuscany is right... there is no Rhyme or Reason sometimes.. We just need patience (GRRRRR ) LOL

smith1313
08-28-2013, 09:24 AM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5
8/28....171

Mara
08-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Sw:251.8
Cw:252.4
Gw:246.8

PrettyMom09
08-28-2013, 10:41 AM
Thanks Sue and Tuscany. You are absolutely correct, there is no reason for the gain, yet it happens. I can't say is not disappointing, but I should pay more attention to the overall trend and not so much the daily variations. I did better today, but I'm still higher than a few days ago.

Have a great day!

My numbers:

SW: 189.5
8/25: 189.5
8/26: 190.6
8/27: 192
8/29: 190.8
GW: 184.5

IanG
08-29-2013, 06:54 AM
Up 0.6lbs.

Man, these last pounds are nuts.

SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
8/28: 174.0lbs
8/29: 174.6lbs
GW: 168.8lbs
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wannaskipandlaugh
08-29-2013, 08:32 AM
I am sitting in the caboose of that darn weight gain train ( the one going the wrong direction) here.... but at least the gaining stopped! So gonna try and buy a ticket on the RIGHT Train! Thinking that maybe tossing some of the stuff in my house will toss out the lbs too? Maybe????!!

Ian...I know these last 2 weeks are so unusual for you... I am so glad that you are still sticking to plan and just going forward... It will show up!... I never asked.. did you ever measure yourself to see if you have changed at all inches wise? :)

Prettymom... you got rid of alittle of that water gain... time for the rest to bid adieu! :)

SW 243
CW 244.5

GW 238 (want this very much!)

smith1313
08-29-2013, 09:17 AM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5
8/28....171
8/29....171

Tuscany
08-29-2013, 09:33 AM
Sue: Here's hoping the 230's train stops at your door soon! Pretty Mom: You'll soon get rid of the rest of your gains...it just water weight in any event. Ian: I hope you find your way back to a normal trend soon...losing those last 10 lbs can be rough. Good luck to everyone else!

I dropped this morning...yeah!

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
A28: 149.00 (0.00)
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
GW: 146.00

Mara
08-29-2013, 10:31 AM
Hold on guys. Maybe the train is backing up a little to gain momentum for a downward whoosh.

Tuscany way to go!

I skipped weighing today. Had pizza for dinner, so going to check tomorrow.

PrettyMom09
08-29-2013, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the support ladies! Short on time today, but I wanted to report anyway.

My numbers:

SW: 189.5
8/25: 189.5
8/26: 190.6
8/27: 192
8/29: 190.8
8/30: 191.5
GW: 184.5

wannaskipandlaugh
08-29-2013, 08:24 PM
Sue: Here's hoping the 230's train stops at your door soon! Pretty Mom: You'll soon get rid of the rest of your gains...it just water weight in any event. Ian: I hope you find your way back to a normal trend soon...losing those last 10 lbs can be rough. Good luck to everyone else!

I dropped this morning...yeah!

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
A28: 149.00 (0.00)
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
GW: 146.00

WOW Tuscany !!! :woohoo: :D

wannaskipandlaugh
08-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Hold on guys. Maybe the train is backing up a little to gain momentum for a downward whoosh.

Tuscany way to go!

I skipped weighing today. Had pizza for dinner, so going to check tomorrow.


Mara... I know how you feel... :) and tomorrow, may that scale show you a number that makes you smile!!!!!!!!!!:D (was the pizza good? This is something I am going to have when I have gotten 1/2 way in my loss journey.... as a taste... got 11 lbs more to go)

IanG
08-30-2013, 07:04 AM
Well done Tuscany on the 3/4 loss! Wow. You are so right about the last 10 being tough. Everyone told me here it would get hard. I believed no one.

Now I believe! It is hard.

Down 0.4lbs today. Bring on the weekend. I want to see 160s before Tuesday at which point I will gain.

SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
8/28: 174.0lbs
8/29: 174.6lbs
8/30: 174.2lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

Tuscany
08-30-2013, 09:21 AM
Thanks for the WOW, Sue!!

Ian: I so often see people here struggle with those last 10 lbs. What concerns me is if the last 10 lbs are that hard, then how hard will maintenance be? Yikes! :(

I'm SO loving August...I've lost almost 10 pounds this month. Next month my weight losses will slow down, since I'm in Europe from Sep 8-21, and then I'm back at work (I was off work throughout August, taking accumulated vacation). But I won't mind a slow down in my losses, since I'm now at a weight where I'm starting to be happy with how I look :):

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
A28: 149.00 (0.00)
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
GW: 146.00

smith1313
08-30-2013, 09:33 AM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5
8/28....171
8/29....171
8/30....170

half way to my goal:hat:

PrettyMom09
08-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Tuscany - Where are you going in Europe? I'm jealous!! You must be so excited!

My numbers:

SW: 189.5
8/25: 189.5
8/26: 190.6
8/27: 192
8/29: 190.8
8/30: 191.5
8/30: 189.8 (I just realized I had the wrong dates.)
GW: 184.5

Tuscany
08-30-2013, 11:48 AM
Hey PrettyMom...you're back to moving in the right direction.

I'm very excited about my trip. My daughter is currently doing her PhD at Oxford University, after finishing her Masters last year. She has her formal graduation ceremony for her Masters' degree this year, so I will be going to Oxford to visit with her and to attend the graduation.

In addition, my daughter is getting married next year, and the wedding will be held in Sienna, Italy (Tuscany region...hence my username!). We're not Italian, but half our friends/family live in Canada and the other half live in the UK or Germany (same applies for my daughter's fiance). So, Italy was sort of neutral ground. Since most people would have to travel in any event, and it's a bit much to travel simply to attend a wedding for one day, we decided to do a destination wedding so that everyone can have a vacation as well. We've booked a private Italian villa for the event for a full week.

So, my other purpose in going to Europe is to make plans for the wedding, and we will be spending about 5 days in Italy. I'm SO excited. Of course, this trip will play havoc with my diet, because one of the things we have to do in Italy is to meet with the caterer. They are preparing all sorts of dishes in order for us to do a tasting/sampling, so we can pick what we want for the wedding dinner. I'm quite sure that day will take me off plan!

PrettyMom09
08-30-2013, 01:48 PM
Tuscany - That is so exciting! Congratulations, you must be so proud of your daughter!! What an honor to have one of your kids get her PhD and from Oxford!! That deserves a double WOW!!!

Enjoy the trip and the food. You can always get back on plan after your trip. We'll be here to cheer you on and help you get ready for the wedding.

Tuscany
08-30-2013, 08:33 PM
Thanks, PrettyMom. I am very proud of her. She and her brother are the two loves of my life. I also adore her fiance, which is always a plus!

I'm hoping to maintain while I'm away...although time will tell. I intend to stay OP other than the "tasting" day, plus two other days when we have special dinners planned...graduation day for one and another day in Italy. My daughter and her fiance are both very fit and always on the go. They don't have a car and they walk everywhere. So, I'm going to tell them to take no pity on the old lady, and that they must make me keep up with them. I'm taking a comfortable pair of running shoes and hopefully I will burn off any extra calories I may eat!

IanG
08-31-2013, 08:04 AM
Thanks Tuscany. It's funny you say that. I used to be worried about maintenance and mostly how to stop losing but these last 10 lbs have made me worry a lot less about that.

I have learnt that just upping my food a tiny bit makes me stall out (e.g. eating two servings of fish instead of one). I'll just do that to maintain and keep within a 5lb range. Easy.

My fear earlier on would be that I would just keep losing without eating a whole lot more which would get me back into old habits. I can see now that that will not be the case.

So on with the ten.

Down 0.8lbs today.

SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
8/28: 174.0lbs
8/29: 174.6lbs
8/30: 174.2lbs
8/31: 173.4lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

Tuscany
08-31-2013, 09:03 AM
Smith: Congrats on getting halfway to goal!! Ian: Glad to see you've got a good plan for maintenance. Good luck to everyone else this morning.

I've been slow but steady for the last few days:

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
A28: 149.00 (0.00)
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
A31: 147.75 (-0.25)
GW: 146.00

wannaskipandlaugh
08-31-2013, 10:15 AM
Tuscany.. Your trip to Italy just sounds wonderful and I know that trying that food for your DD wedding is going to be hard... but oh tasty!!!! and I have a feeling that all your happiness that is surrounding this event will just make you so bouyant (sp?) that any oz's that try to stick won't.. they will just float away. So wonderful for your daughter to get her PhD... and a PhD from Oxford is just a cherry! So happy for you that you raised a wonderful daughter (and son) and look how she is realizing her goals! you are a great example!!! :)

wannaskipandlaugh
08-31-2013, 10:17 AM
Ian... good that you have gotten into your weekend whooshes! :) Very happy for you...

Me NO! :( eh Whoosh Fairy train left the building )

SW 243
CW 244 (+1)

GW 238

smith1313
08-31-2013, 01:19 PM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5
8/28....171
8/29....171
8/30....170
8/31....169

wannaskipandlaugh
08-31-2013, 09:09 PM
Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5
8/28....171
8/29....171
8/30....170
8/31....169


:woohoo: and another
:woohoo: YEAH 169!!!! WOW! GREAT for you!!

Tuscany
08-31-2013, 09:13 PM
Tuscany.. Your trip to Italy just sounds wonderful and I know that trying that food for your DD wedding is going to be hard... but oh tasty!!!! and I have a feeling that all your happiness that is surrounding this event will just make you so bouyant (sp?) that any oz's that try to stick won't.. they will just float away. So wonderful for your daughter to get her PhD... and a PhD from Oxford is just a cherry! So happy for you that you raised a wonderful daughter (and son) and look how she is realizing her goals! you are a great example!!! :)

Thanks, Sue! I'm really getting excited about my trip. Part of the reason they picked Italy as the destination for the wedding is that they both LOVE Italian food (as do I). Of course, they don't need to worry about a few extra calories...they can afford it...unlike dear old Mom.

IanG
09-01-2013, 08:04 AM
Thanks Sue and that whoosh fairy needs to do a U-ey and get back to ya.

Like you say it's the weekend which means I am very active.

And very active means WHOOSH!

Down 2lbs today.

I wonder if I will see the 160s before the work week starts on Tuesday? Then it will be my weekly gain that bounces me up.

SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
8/28: 174.0lbs
8/29: 174.6lbs
8/30: 174.2lbs
8/31: 173.4lbs
9/1: 171.4lbs
GW: 168.8lbs

Tuscany
09-01-2013, 09:59 AM
Smith: Congrats on getting into a new decade!! Nice whoosh, Ian!

Slight gain for me this morning, but nothing to write home about:

SW: 151.00
A26: 150.00 (-1.00)
A27: 149.00 (-1.00)
A28: 149.00 (0.00)
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
A31: 147.75 (-0.25)
S1: 148.00 (+0.25)
GW: 146.00

wannaskipandlaugh
09-01-2013, 10:48 AM
Yeah IAN! NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE whoosh! :) I bet that made your morning this morning! :D Yeah

Tuscany.. smallllll smalllll blip I bet tomorrow -.5!

Me I am getting closer to my start weight.. closer.. Yeah!

SW 243
CW 243.5

GW 238

Gonna sweat outside this morning.... Need to trim the Palm trees and my huge oak trees and plant 1 more yellow flowering bush in my line of palms that front the street (I have a yellow house so looks good).. I hope dirt under finger nails does not weigh much LOLOLOL

smith1313
09-01-2013, 12:54 PM
great swoosh IanG!!! 2 pounds is killer!

thank you all! I love being in the 160s, it's been '06 when we were living on the oregon coast since I've weighed this much....

Sw 170.5
Gw 165.5

8/26....171
8/27....171.5
8/28....171
8/29....171
8/30....170
8/31....169
9/1....169.5

PrettyMom09
09-01-2013, 06:14 PM
I hope you guys are having a great weekend! I'm still hovering around 190, which is no fun. Congrats to all that have lost these past couple of days!

IanG
09-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Thanks everyone. I had a monster whoosh yesterday and am down 2.8lbs.

So, I will take this challenge.

Thank you very much.

I hope it sticks because 160s peeps!


SW: 173.8lbs
8/26: 172.6lbs
8/27: 174.6lbs
8/28: 174.0lbs
8/29: 174.6lbs
8/30: 174.2lbs
8/31: 173.4lbs
9/1: 171.4lbs
9/2: 168.6lbs
GW: 168.8lbs