# Chicks up for a Challenge - 2 % body weight challenge #4

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Sum38
08-28-2013, 07:46 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!

Sum38
08-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Sw 157.8
Cw 157.8
Gw 154.6

8/28: 157.8

Tuscany
08-28-2013, 08:18 AM
Congratulations on winning the prior challenge, Sum!!

SW: 149
2% = 3 lbs
GW: 146

pnkrckpixikat
08-28-2013, 09:46 AM
congrats sum!!!

sw:247.8
gw:242.8

Stay Puft
08-28-2013, 09:49 AM
Congrats of a remarkable win Sum38!

SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6

Matisse
08-28-2013, 09:50 AM
Congratulations, Sum!

SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 147.6 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

cheeriloos
08-28-2013, 10:01 AM
Awesome job sum!!
Sw 236.2
2%=4.7lb
Gw 231.5

Only Believe
08-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Congrats!! Still looks like it's 5 lbs for me

Sw: 254
Cw: 254
GW: 249 When I get here those 250's will be history. I will do it soon!

levoguette
08-28-2013, 12:32 PM
Congrats on winning the last challenge, Sum38! WTG! :)

I've been having a few whoosh days, 1.6 loss today and a 1.1 loss yesterday. Hopefully my number stays or continues its way down!

SW: 260.7 (260.7 * .02 = 5.214 ~ 5.2)
CW: 260.7
GW: 255.5 (-5.2 loss)

8/28: 260.7

mountain mama
08-28-2013, 02:26 PM
Way to go sum! Congrats to you!!!!

Sw 332
Gw 325.4

Need to lose 6.6! Yikes! Lol

I've crunched some numbers last night and realized I'm 3 pounds away from losing 40 pounds since mid June. I'm kind of proud of myself today. What makes me feel even better is that I'm not over the top crazy this time. I'm making the best choices I can and doing my best not to best myself up over the scales fluctuations:)
I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it. I've done it before- its possible. Hopefully I will be mentally stable enough( haha) to keep it off this time!

Matisse
08-28-2013, 06:32 PM
I've crunched some numbers last night and realized I'm 3 pounds away from losing 40 pounds since mid June. I'm kind of proud of myself today.

:carrot: This is a tremendous loss in ten weeks; that's an average of four pounds a week or 1.2 % of your body weight. I have read that losses of 1 % body weight/week were realistic, so you are above that.

At the same time, you are not doing a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). I don't like those; they make me feel ill and weak.

What makes me feel even better is that I'm not over the top crazy this time. I'm making the best choices I can and doing my best not to best myself up over the scales fluctuations:)

Kudos!

I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it. I've done it before- its possible. Hopefully I will be mentally stable enough( haha) to keep it off this time!

If you do not give up, you will achieve your goal. Lastly, if you focus on making healthier choices instead of eating from a set menu (with very little calories), it will be more of a lifestyle change.

cheeriloos
08-28-2013, 07:03 PM
It could get ugly tomorrow,i just finished some off plan choices... maybe tonight before bed I'll have some green tea with combination to help counteract my stressed out cheesecake slipup...

Sum38
08-28-2013, 07:27 PM
Thanks ladies :hug: I was overly happy :D

Tomorrow will be ugly, I just had the saltiest dinner ever. I already feel my fingers swelling up with bloat :( I stayed within calories but the darn sodium... I hope it will be only a pound. Tori, I am boiling water for my green tea as I type, hoping for the same counteract :)

cheeriloos
08-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Lol , cool so we are in the same boat, I'll row you steer, well get through this!!

:high::coffee::coffee:

SuperHeroTeacher
08-28-2013, 10:32 PM
Way to go Sum! I'm really enjoying these 2% challenges!

CW: 206.6
2% = 4.1
GW: 202.5

Sum38
08-29-2013, 08:58 AM
Weight is up, but not too bad.

Sw 157.8
Cw 158.4
Gw 154.6

8/28: 157.8
8/29: 158.4

Matisse
08-29-2013, 09:00 AM
SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 147.4 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

Going for drinks and tapas with colleagues tonight.

Sum38
08-29-2013, 09:05 AM
SuperHeroTeacher I love this challenge. I was never ever able to keep up with the 5 pound challenges, so I gave up on them. Plus these are nice and short, like little mini goals.

Let's kick some butt ladies; Tuscany, pnkrckpixikat, Stay Puft, Only Believe, Matisse, cheeriloos, levoguette, mountain mama and SuperHeroTeacher

Sending :dust: to all

Tuscany
08-29-2013, 09:27 AM
Glad to see you weren't punished too hashly, Sum...and, since it's sodium, it's only water weight, which is temporary.

I was happy to see my scales move down this morning:

SW: 149.00
CW: 148.25 (-0.75)
GW: 146.00

Stay Puft
08-29-2013, 09:36 AM
SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6
8/29: 197.2

My TOM is giving everyone a little head start. But soon, oh soon indeed, I shall be back with a weight losing vengeance. Hear me scale - a vengeance!

Sum38, thanks for the dust. I will use it immediately!

Only Believe
08-29-2013, 10:09 AM
Here's some more :dust:: for us all.. can't have too much ;)
I'm wishing us all a GREAT day :grouphug:
Sw: 254
Cw: 253.2
GW: 249

cheeriloos
08-29-2013, 10:51 AM
Sw
8/28: 236.2
8/29:235.4(-.8) 3.9 to go
2%=4.7lb
Gw 231.5

Forgot to drink green tea last night to counter my cheesecake, got distracted with dancing. It worked out and I'm having the green tea with cinnamon for breakfast, then I'll have second breakfast like a hobbits:)

pnkrckpixikat
08-29-2013, 11:05 AM
Good morning all! glad to see the extra sodium and off plan cheescake didn't affect you guys too much!

sw:247.8
cw:247.2 (-.6)
gw:242.8

going out to dinner with hubby and sister in law tonight, I have no idea where we are going but sodium will get me either way I'm sure. At least I am seeing a loss first, might keep me on the ball more

levoguette
08-29-2013, 11:05 AM
SW: 260.7 (260.7 * .02 = 5.214 ~ 5.2)
CW: 260.6
GW: 255.5 (-5.2 loss)

8/28: 260.7
8/29: 260.6 (-.1, 5.1 to go!)

Matisse and pixikat: I hope you both enjoy your nights out!

Thank you for the encouragement and will power dust, Sum38 and Only Believe! :D

Congrats to the losses, and to those who had a small temporary backtrack on the scale, hang in there! :hug: It sounds like it's probably just water retention!

SuperHeroTeacher
08-29-2013, 10:33 PM
Sw: 206.6
2% = 4.1
Cw: 206.2
Gw: 202.5

Sum38
08-30-2013, 08:07 AM
:nono: I broke down and had more salty stuff as a snack last night and scale is up a bit more. I had a whole packet :o of smoked salmon with creamcheese and crackers as an evening snack. Not over did it put me over my calories but the amount of salt I ate.....#FeelingEmbarrassed

Sw 157.8
Cw 158.8
Gw 154.6

8/28: 157.8
8/29: 158.4
8/30: 158.8

Sum38
08-30-2013, 08:15 AM

A dance party for two cheeriloos :woohoo: You just burned off those cheesecake calories.

Stay Puft I hope you will have a nice post TOM whoosh.

Tuscany, Only Believe, levoguette, SuperHeroTeacher congrats on your scale moving downwards!

Only Believe
08-30-2013, 08:59 AM
How'd that dinner go pnkrckpixikat?
cheeriloos I love cheesecake and we may have it for our 30th Aniversary on the 9th of Sept.. gotta celebrate that 30 years LOL
Another month almost over. On the daily weigh-in thread I set a goal for 10 lbs this month and for a bit there I was worried I wouldn't make my goal.. But I've hit it so far losing 10.6 for the month. I may even have 11 or 12 lost for the month before it's over but just to hit my goal is good for me.. :)
Sw: 254
Cw: 252.4
GW: 249

Tuscany
08-30-2013, 09:13 AM
Down a little bit more this morning:

SW: 149.00
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
GW: 146.00

Stay Puft
08-30-2013, 11:58 AM
SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6
8/29: 197.2
8/30: 195.6

Let the weight loss resume!

Sum38, thanks! I'm just happy the gain is gone and I can bend over comfortably again.

levoguette
08-30-2013, 06:03 PM
SW: 260.7 (260.7 * .02 = 5.214 ~ 5.2)
CW: 259.7
GW: 255.5 (-5.2 loss)

8/28: 260.7
8/29: 260.6
8/30: 259.7 (-1, 4.2 to go!)

Sum38, that sounds like it must have been delicious, but I don't think the effects of it should be too bad! I always try to drink more water when I know I am eating something that has more sodium than what I should normally eat.

Oh, cheesecake, it is pretty good although I've always shied away from eating much, even before starting to try to actively lose weight, due to an egg allergy and most cheesecakes utilizing it in their recipes. I guess having the egg allergy probably saved me from gaining another extra 50 lbs on desserts. :o

Matisse
08-30-2013, 06:38 PM
Matisse and pixikat: I hope you both enjoy your nights out!

Thank YOU! It was a lot of fun and I kept the damage low and I saw a loss this morning. Much better than the two pounds gain of last week. :o

SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 147.0 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

Hope everyone is peachy!

cheeriloos
08-30-2013, 11:04 PM
Went a little overboard with blueberries and cream..hoping for a loss tomorrow..at least no gains

Tuscany
08-31-2013, 09:00 AM

SW: 149.00
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
A31: 147.75 (-0.25)
GW: 146.00

Matisse
08-31-2013, 09:24 AM
Me too, Tuscany.

SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 146.8 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

29/08: 147.4 lbs
30/08 : 147 lbs

One of my girlfriend from Québec City is coming to visit. I'll eat and drink more than a measly 1200 cal today.

Only Believe
08-31-2013, 09:41 AM
ETA: Go Matisse!! you've almost got this!

another drop (1.2 lb ) at this mornings weigh in. I'm thrilled with the drops but not as happy as I should be because I'm a little worried about my health. I'm having issues in the bathroom dept. (not going) and I'm still dropping weight right now so i'm a tad concerned... Although I have been eating on the lower end of calories the past few days.

Sw: 254
Cw: 251.2
GW: 249

Sum38
08-31-2013, 10:15 AM
I forgot to weigh-in this am.

cheeriloos
08-31-2013, 10:53 AM
Sw
8/28: 236.2
8/29:235.4(-.8) 3.9 to go
8/30:234.2(-1.2) 2.7 to go
8/31:234.2

2%=4.7lb
Gw 231.5

Stay Puft
08-31-2013, 11:41 AM
SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6
8/29: 197.2
8/30: 195.6
8/31: 195.8

:p

SuperHeroTeacher
08-31-2013, 10:20 PM
Sw: 206.6
2% = 4.1
Cw: 205.4
Gw: 202.5

levoguette
08-31-2013, 11:16 PM
SW: 260.7 (260.7 * .02 = 5.214 ~ 5.2)
CW: 260.8
GW: 255.5 (-5.2 loss)

8/28: 260.7
8/29: 260.6
8/30: 259.7
8/31: 260.8

I was up today, I'm guessing it was just a bit of water retention from doing a new workout yesterday, but I don't think it's going to be any better tomorrow after eating out today. :(

Only Believe
09-01-2013, 09:48 AM
Sw: 254
Cw: 251.2
GW: 249

cheeriloos
09-01-2013, 09:50 AM
Sw
8/28: 236.2
8/29:235.4(-.8) 3.9 to go
8/30:234.2(-1.2) 2.7 to go
8/31:234.2
9/1:235.2 (+1.0) 3.7 to go

2%=4.7lb
Gw 231.5

Tuscany
09-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Sw: 149.00
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
A31: 147.75 (-0.25)
S1: 148.00 (+0.25)
Gw: 146.00

Stay Puft
09-01-2013, 10:12 AM
SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6
8/29: 197.2
8/30: 195.6
8/31: 195.8
9/01: 196.0

And still I bounce.

Sum38
09-01-2013, 10:40 AM
Too many holidays, too much food....

Sw 157.8
Cw 160
Gw 154.6

levoguette
09-01-2013, 04:22 PM
SW: 260.7 (260.7 * .02 = 5.214 ~ 5.2)
CW: 260.8
GW: 255.5 (-5.2 loss)

8/28: 260.7
8/29: 260.6
8/30: 259.7
8/31: 260.8
9/01: 259.9

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend!

SuperHeroTeacher
09-01-2013, 05:53 PM
Sw: 206.6
2% = 4.1
Cw: 205.0
Gw: 202.5

Matisse
09-01-2013, 06:23 PM
ETA: Go Matisse!! you've almost got this!

Not sure about that. I drank about a bottle of wine last night.. :o Actually, YOU are almost two pounds away which makes you closer to goal than I am. Maybe it's YOUR turn.

SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 146.8 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

29/08: 147.4 lbs
30/08 : 147 lbs
31/08 : 146.8 lbs
01/09 : 147.6 lbs

Ate a delcious meal of fresh oysters as an appetizer, a paella with salmon (nice twist), shrimps, mussels and chorizo and a choco-coconut pie with sorbet and caramelized waffles.

Temperatures were warm, so we were seated by large windows. Even by 11 PM, we could be sleeveless. Today is the perfect summer day.

I love fall but I can't say goodbye to summer yet.

Tuscany is 2 pounds away and Stay Puft is doing really well too.

SPark92
09-01-2013, 06:39 PM
SW: 173 (173 x .02 =3.46=3.5)
CW: 173
GW: 169.5

Sum38
09-02-2013, 07:24 AM
Still not back where I started at, but making progress.

Sw 157.8
Cw 158.4
Gw 154.6

Tuscany
09-02-2013, 08:42 AM
Sw: 149.00
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
A31: 147.75 (-0.25)
S1: 148.00 (+0.25)
S2: 148.00 (0.00)
Gw: 146.00

Stay Puft
09-02-2013, 10:40 AM
SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6
8/29: 197.2
8/30: 195.6
8/31: 195.8
9/01: 196.0
9/02: 194.4

Afraid to move scale. Don't want number to change. Shhhhh. Be very quiet as not to disturb it.

Matisse, sounds delicious except the oysters. I have never liked them.

Sum38
09-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Oh Matisse you are making me :drool:. Sounds absolutely delish!

Matisse
09-02-2013, 12:30 PM
Stay Puft- I thought I did not like them raw either, but then one of my friend became a professional oyster shucker and I had access to the freshest oysters. I absolutely looove them.

I don't buy them at the grocery market. I buy them at places with high volume who cater to restaurants and I always check the harvest tag.

I have been to the Canadian shucking championship in Prince Edward Island (It's really funny. They have penalties if shell parts or sand find themselves inside the oysters.) and I can tell you this is the food of all food that makes feel the cleaner. Lots of proteins, minerals like zinc and vitamins and it's low in calories.

You can eat them to your heart's content and the scale can smile to you the next day. Next week, there is an oyster festival in my town and I know the people who organise it. I can't wait!

------

Oh, that's right : weight reporting! I am, same as yesterday's, at 147.6 lbs, a sticky weight I keep going back to. I will count calories today.

G'day everyone!

Only Believe
09-02-2013, 12:54 PM
Sw: 254
Cw: 251.8 Up .6 today. LOL
GW: 249

levoguette
09-02-2013, 12:58 PM
SW: 260.7 (260.7 * .02 = 5.214 ~ 5.2)
CW: 260
GW: 255.5 (-5.2 loss)

8/28: 260.7
8/29: 260.6
8/30: 259.7
8/31: 260.8
9/01: 259.9
9/02: 260.0

Still bouncing between two numbers. :dizzy:

cheeriloos
09-02-2013, 10:20 PM
[QUOTE=cheeriloos;4829693]Sw
8/28: 236.2
8/29:235.4(-.8) 3.9 to go
8/30:234.2(-1.2) 2.7 to go
8/31:234.2
9/1:235.2 (+1.0) 3.7 to go
9/2: 235.4(+.02) 3.9 to go

2%=4.7lb
Gw 231.5

Sum38
09-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Sw 157.8
Cw 157.6
Gw 154.6

Tuscany
09-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Yeah...the whoosh fairy paid me a visit!

Sw: 149.00
A29: 148.25 (-0.75)
A30: 148.00 (-0.25)
A31: 147.75 (-0.25)
S1: 148.00 (+0.25)
S2: 148.00 (0.00)
S3: 146.75 (-1.25)
Gw: 146.00

Matisse
09-03-2013, 08:35 AM
Me too. A 1.4 lbs drop this morning. Whooosh!

SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 146.2 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

29/08: 147.4 lbs
30/08 : 147 lbs
31/08 : 146.8 lbs
01/09 : 147.6 lbs
02/09 : 147.6 lbs
03/09 : 146.2 lbs

You are getting close to goal, Tuscany. And we are about the same weight, give or take a feather.

Sum38
09-03-2013, 08:37 AM
Tuscany, you are almost there!!!! :high:

Stay Puft
09-03-2013, 09:20 AM
SW: 196.6
GW: 192.6

8/28: 196.6
8/29: 197.2
8/30: 195.6
8/31: 195.8
9/01: 196.0
9/02: 194.4
9/03: 193.8

Matisse, you are probably right that I just haven't had a good oyster. Plus it has been many years so who knows how my tastes have changed in that time. Great loss today!

Tuscany, congrats on whooshing. You are very close to winning this.

Only Believe
09-03-2013, 09:27 AM
Go Tuscany!

Sw: 254
Cw: 251.2 back down again LOL
GW: 249

cheeriloos
09-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Sw
8/28: 236.2
8/29:235.4(-.8) 3.9 to go
8/30:234.2(-1.2) 2.7 to go
8/31:234.2
9/1:235.2 (+1.0) 3.7 to go
9/2: 235.4(+.02) 3.9 to go
9/3: 233.8 (-1.6) 2.3 to go

2%=4.7lb
Gw 231.5

mountain mama
09-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Ok- someone's going to win this thing soon- it's def not be, but I'm excited for those heading in the right direction!!

Matisse- the food you posted the other night made my stomach instantly growl!! I'm from ns Canada originally- now living in Arkansas. I miss fresh seafood as much as my family back home! Lol I want real, fresh seafood now!!! Gimme! Lol

Matisse
09-03-2013, 08:44 PM
Yes, I remember that you are a fellow Canadian, Mountain Mama. There is nothing like fresh seafood. I once had a lunch meal of crab legs that were caught in the morning and cooked on the ship in sea water.

Nothing beats that!

Can't you get fresh fish/seafood from Louisiana or Mississipi? It's close.

SuperHeroTeacher
09-03-2013, 10:14 PM
My body thinks I joined a GAIN 2% challenge...

Sw: 206.6
2% = 4.1
Cw: 207.0
Gw: 202.5

Matisse
09-04-2013, 08:27 AM
I got this. Two days of whooshes. A 1.6 lbs drop today after a 1.4 lbs yesterday. I skipped 145 entirely.

Maybe Tuscany or another one has reached goal too. If so, we'll share the win and the glory.

I am 1.6 lbs away from normal BMI. I can almost feel it now...

SW : 147.6 lbs
CW : 144.6 lbs
GW : 144.6 lbs

29/08: 147.4 lbs
30/08 : 147 lbs
31/08 : 146.8 lbs
01/09 : 147.6 lbs
02/09 : 147.6 lbs
03/09 : 146.2 lbs
04/09 : 144.6 lbs

Matisse
09-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Matisse, you are probably right that I just haven't had a good oyster. Plus it has been many years so who knows how my tastes have changed in that time. Great loss today!

I missed this last night. Thank you.

Two of my friends told me that they did not like oysters and now they love it and order them often in restaurants. It might not be for everybody, but once you know you have a good product. It's prepared right i.e. chilled and it tastes like clean sea water, it's hard to hate it.

And Northern oysters taste different than Southern one. They are mild and subtle.

If you find yourself in the Pacific Coast (Washington, Oregon, BC), the kumamoto oyster tastes like buttery cucumber. It's easy to love.

Aaaah, oysters! I could talk about them all day!

Tuscany
09-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Congratulations, Matisse! You've got this! I simply maintained at 146.75 this morning, which is still 0.75 lbs away from goal. Time to start a new thread!!

Sum38
09-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Matisse, congrats!

I am ovulating, a small gain this am.

Matisse, did you start a new thread?

Matisse
09-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Yes, I did, Sum!

I am sharing the podium with Only Believe! who has also reached her goal! Congrats, Only Believe! You deserve this!

levoguette
09-04-2013, 02:59 PM
Congrats to Matisse and OnlyBelieve on reaching their goal!! WTG! :)

Sum38
09-04-2013, 04:47 PM
:woohoo: OnlyBelieve Congratulations!

Only Believe
09-04-2013, 05:13 PM
I am sharing the podium with Only Believe! who has also reached her goal! Congrats, Only Believe! You deserve this!

awww thank you! :)

Matisse
09-04-2013, 08:19 PM
The more winners, the merrier!