Atkins - Fastest to lose 5 lbs challenge #21 (SarahInParis won last time)




sarahinparis
09-22-2013, 03:38 PM
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 lose 5lbs is the winner and gets to start a new post.

So let's bring it on!

Starting weight : 229.6
Goal weight : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6


Tuscany
09-22-2013, 08:11 PM
Congrats on winning the last challenge, Sarah! I'm in this time around, now that I'm back from vacation.

SW: 146
GW: 141

Mara
09-22-2013, 08:13 PM
Sw:249.0
Cw:249.0
Gw:245.0


sarahinparis
09-23-2013, 03:18 AM
SW : 229.6
CW : 229.6
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6

Tuscany
09-23-2013, 08:25 AM
No change for me this morning:

SW: 146
CW: 146
GW: 141

wannaskipandlaugh
09-23-2013, 08:28 AM
:congrat: again SARAH! :)
and
Welcome back Tuscany! :) I hope your Italy trip went really well! :) and looks like you were good to yourself and musta walked alot!.. Did the place for the wedding look good? :)

I am a broken record here...

SW 242 (up again this morning)
CW 242
GW 237 Some day.. maybe by next year?!

Mara
09-23-2013, 09:49 AM
I am up but thinking it is swelling due to strained muscle.

Tuscany how was your trip? Gorgeous I hope.

Sue don't be discouraged. I think your whoosh week is just around the corner isn't it?

SW: 249.0
CW: 250.2
GW: 245.0

staja
09-23-2013, 09:50 AM
Hello all!

I just started induction today - does that preclude me from joining? I've been lurking in these threads for awhile, getting up my courage to finally start this WOE.

SW - 218
GW - 213

IanG
09-23-2013, 12:46 PM
Here we go again. Down 1.0lb today. Will I stay in the 160s tomorrow?

SW: 168.8lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

sarahinparis
09-24-2013, 04:13 AM
Hi Staja - you're welcome to join in - I'm new too, just started last week.

SW : 229.6
CW : 230.0 (+0.4)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0 wrong direction!

Tuscany
09-24-2013, 06:13 AM
Hi Sue! I had a great time in Italy and the UK. I never stopped walking. The Villa for the wedding is beautiful with a breathtaking view of the vineyards of the Chianti region of Tuscany. Plus we managed to find and order my daughter's wedding dress, which is also beautiful. So, it was a fun and productive vacation!

No change for me yet again this morning:

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00
S24: 146.00
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
09-24-2013, 08:29 AM
I am so glad you had a great time Tuscany.. :D and the place for the wedding to come sounds magical ahhhhhh :)

Thank you for your support Mara...
I went to the doctor yesterday and found that my scale was 14+ off. I do not know how that is possible since it is set at zero... So no reading for me until I get a new scale.. and boy I have to get my head wrapped around the number too.. I am deflated... I know I lost 65 (was 66 lbs) but my starting and daily nos are so different...

I will read and encourage you all (to hopefully encourage myself too) as I would not survive without checking in with you all... just alittle down here.. :)

sarahinparis
09-24-2013, 09:17 AM
That must be really frustrating to find out your scale is off by that much! You've come a long way already and we all know a number is just a number - but really heartbreaking to suddenly face a higher number through simple machinery failure. Hang tough!

staja
09-24-2013, 09:21 AM
SW - 218
9/24 - 218
GW - 213

Not down yet, but don't get me started on how many times I peed yesterday...seriously, I went before I left my office at 5, and then by the time I got home at 5:45, I was dancing at the door while struggling with my keys! Other than that, first day of induction went well - things are so much easier when you plan your menus ahead!

Mara
09-24-2013, 11:16 AM
Tuscany your trip sounds amazing. :)

Sue I know it sucks hearing that, but it doesn't change the fact that you have lost 65 pounds! You are a warrior!

My back is still hurting. :( Hopefully it improves quickly.

SW: 249.0
CW: 249.8
GW: 245.0

smith1313
09-24-2013, 11:20 AM
Congratulations Sarah!!! May you enjoy the victory many more times!!

Tuscany I'm glad your trip went well, the sites you must have seen!

sue I hate going to the doc, the number is always off....you have to remember the frequency in their calibrations too! It's not on their top 10 lists of things to do that day. You could have fun with the assistant by saying you weight first thing in the morning, naked, after you pee then ask if you can come back tomorrow morning! Luckily mine had a sense of humor...

SW 170 GW 165 - 5 to go

IanG
09-24-2013, 07:23 PM
I am having a horrible s.o.b. day today. Weight loss is the least of my concerns.

Up 1.8lbs.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

sarahinparis
09-25-2013, 04:08 AM
Staja - glad planning menus helps you. I chose a good time to start, my husband has been gone a lot so I've mainly just had myself to think about for the first two weeks. And over the weekend I did plan ahead.

Ian - hang in there, the hard days at least serve to help us appreciate the normal days more

I had a nice loss today

SW : 229.6
CW : 228.2 (-1.4)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2

staja
09-25-2013, 07:36 AM
SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
GW - 213

Ian: Hopefully today will be much better than yesterday!

Sarah: Yay for your loss! And I'll be honest, I secretly sometimes wish my boyfriend would be gone a few nights during induction, so I didn't have to plan for him, too. He likes meat, veg (corn, peas, etc) and starch...and I've been making meat and broccoli....

Tuscany
09-25-2013, 08:59 AM
Yet another no-change day...I'm beginning to sound like a broken record.

Nice losses, Sarah and Staja!
Ian: I hope today is an improvement over yesterday.

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00
S24: 146.00
S25: 146.00
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
09-25-2013, 09:03 AM
SW 256 true old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 255.6 true old 241.5
GW 251

smith1313
09-25-2013, 09:25 AM
up today too.....171....luckily all my bad ju-ju is gone now!!

6 to go

IanG
09-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Thanks Tuscany and SarahinParis. I hope today is better too. We'll see.

I am up 2.6lbs today. How did you do that, they ask?

Well, I was very stressed yesterday, got very little sleep and ate 2 sandwiches and a chocolate bar at the hospital where I had to take my family member.

I hope the next few days are better. I just had to eat to give me energy to get me through.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

sarahinparis
09-26-2013, 04:02 AM
Good progress again today - I try to use days my husband is traveling to be super-focused, and I played around with the fat fast this spring so put that into effect for these focused days.

SW : 229.6
CW : 226.8 (-2.8)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8

IanG
09-26-2013, 06:39 AM
Down 1.6lbs today. Nice. Meal out on Friday evening though. That will make the day a challenge. Keeping small or avoiding lunch tomorrow will be tough.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

staja
09-26-2013, 07:33 AM
Good job Sarah and Ian!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
GW - 213

Up .6 today. Not super concerned - I know my body is still adjusting *and* it could still be after-effects of this past weekend's carb fest. Either way, I've been feeling good! I think I may even mosey to the gym after work!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuscany
09-26-2013, 08:06 AM
Nice loss, Sarah! Nice loss for you too, Ian...and I hope all is well with your family member who was taken to hospital. Sue, I was sorry to hear about your scale woes...don't let that rob you of your terrific success so far. Smith, I hope tomorrow is a down day. And staja, have fun at the gym today!

Yesterday, I decided to shake things up a bit. I ate a very light lunch (a 50 calorie small container of Greek yoghurt) and took two long power walks (total of 11.7 km). I'm not sure if all that helped, but I did drop a pound this morning after seeing no change for quite a few days in a row...yeah!

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
09-26-2013, 08:56 AM
Yay Tuscany! on the loss and Ian ....I hope things are better and you all get good news about your family member! Sarah Wahey as IAN says... you are just running down that scale! I bet you feel just awesome! Staja.. small little blip!.. Just a blip and that extra tablespoon of water will flush out! ... Sum..Going down still??

Me.. Down Hooray... after all my mental anguish..... but I walked 2.5 miles last night outside.. which helped too!

SW 256 true old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 254.6 true old 240.5 (-1.4 total) tho my old scale showed 238.5 shoot!
GW 251

smith1313
09-26-2013, 09:31 AM
I"m up 3 pounds from eating off and not exercising. My poor old body is stiff and my stomach is bloated.

173....8 to go

Mara
09-26-2013, 10:24 AM
Sw:249.0
Cw:248.4
Gw:245.0

sarahinparis
09-27-2013, 02:52 AM
SW : 229.6
CW : 227.4 (-2.2)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4

IanG
09-27-2013, 07:20 AM
Up 0.6lbs today. Will try to skip lunch to create some space for a restaurant dinner tonight with the wife.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

staja
09-27-2013, 07:42 AM
SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
GW - 213

Happy Friday, it's a loss! :D

Foliage season is upon us, so I think I'll also go for a walk at the harbor tonight, instead of the gym. Told the bf he was on his own tonight for dinner - he eats way later than I do on Fridays. I've cooked every night this week, which is too much for me!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Down again YAY!

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 254.0 true / old 240.0 (-2 total)
GW 251

Tuscany
09-27-2013, 08:38 AM
Way to go Sue and all the other "losers" :) I too am down slightly this morning.

Enjoy your dinner out, Ian.

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
GW: 141.00

Mara
09-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Happy Friday! And it looks like we have a good start into the weekend.

Sw:249.0
Cw:248.2
Gw:245.0

staja
09-28-2013, 08:52 AM
SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
GW - 213

0.2 is still a loss! Not sure if my body is holding onto every bit of water it can, because dinner last night was smoked ham, American cheese, and pickles, or if I'm just not destined for an induction "whoosh". Either way, I haven't been having the hungries this week, nor have I been craving sugars and candy, which I'll take as a win!

Today I'm going to my mom's to celebrate birthday, part 2. Luckily my sister is a weird-food person, and won't look too strangely upon me pulling cheese and turkey pepperoni out of my bag to munch on :D

Hope everyone else has a great weekend!

Tuscany
09-28-2013, 09:02 AM
No change this morning. Happy Saturday to all!

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (0.00)
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
09-28-2013, 09:37 AM
Tuscany.. you had lost yesterday and you are amazing! Are your clothes falling off yet? :) even the new ones? :)

IAN... I hope that dinner was nice and comfy last night and you both enjoyed yourselves! :hug:

Staja.. you are down and giving SarahinParis a run

MARA: Yay!!!! definitly in the 240's the 250's are MEMORY! :D

ME.. I AM DOWN 2 lbs WooHoo... I had a nice whoosh ...tho they did take 4 vials of blood yesterday LOL but I am down.. to my lowest weight in years and years (Old scale) !!! :) Watch out guys.. I am on a roll and gonna win this one!!!! (thank you Mara.. you are right.. the fighter is Back!!!) :D

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 252.0 true / old 238.0 (-4 total)
GW 251

IanG
09-28-2013, 10:40 AM
Good job Sue and Tuscany (on the no change).

I had a massive meal last night. All seafood but with fries, bread and dessert.

So up 2.6lbs today even though I skipped lunch yesterday and skipped breakfast today. I think I can make a dent in the gain though. The easier it comes the easier it goes. It's getting rid of the old stuff I have trouble with.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

Mara
09-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Yay Sue!

I expect a jump in the scale tomorrow from yesterday's food, but today was a good weighin!

Sw:249.0
Cw:246.2
Gw:244.0 ( just realized I subtracted wrong earlier. Lol oops)

wannaskipandlaugh
09-28-2013, 12:41 PM
:woohoo: LOOK at you MARA! 50+ lbs OFF!

congratulations and SO happy for you! A NSV a NSV alert!! :D

Mara
09-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Thanks Sue! It is a little hard to believe.

sarahinparis
09-29-2013, 06:10 AM
Indeed Mara, quite an accomplishment!

SW : 229.6
CW : 225.4 (-4.2)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4

Tuscany
09-29-2013, 09:08 AM
Congrats on the 2 lbs, Sue...that's terrific! Nice loss for you too, Sarah.

Ian: Dinner sounds wonderful. We need to treat ourselves now and then. And you're right...the "new" pounds are easily shed...it's the old ones that seem to feel they have a permanent home and don't want to leave.

Mara: Congrats on losing over 50 lbs. That's a terrific accomplishment!

I was down another 1/4 lb this morning. And yes, Sue, the local tailor will be making lots of money from me with all my alterations. I believe he's looking to hire more staff as a result! :)

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (0.00)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
GW: 141.00

IanG
09-29-2013, 09:50 AM
Thanks Tuscany.

Down 4.6lbs today. Easy come. Easy go.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

staja
09-29-2013, 10:48 AM
SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
2/29 - 215.8
GW - 213

Good morning all! Seeing some nice losses all around here :carrot:

It's a gorgeous fall day here, so corned beef is in the crock pot, and I have big plans to rake the yard!

smith1313
09-29-2013, 11:59 AM
169....4 to go!

hopefully my stressors are going to leave me alone until my goals are accomplished....LOL

wannaskipandlaugh
09-29-2013, 12:22 PM
LOL Tuscany.. you are too funny... Too Bad I did not live near you.. Me and my trusty Sewing Machine! :) and too neat! :)

MARA... I still smile big seeing you 50 -opps 51 lbs off now! Hooray!

Sarah... you are getting soooooooo close to the 5 lbs off again! oh yes indeed

Staja - Keep going :) You are doing sooooo good

IAN my man! :woohoo: and AWESOME. knew that weight would go away... See... Nothing to worry about.. it is and will NOT stick to you! Alittle comfort I hope! :) Happy Weekend!!!

me... welll WATCH OUT YOU ALL! I have only .2 left to WIN This bugger!!! :) See this grin.. its even bigger in person LOLOLOLOL

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 251.2 true / old 237.0 (-4.8 total) and that is my TRUE scale weight.. oh for .2 lbs more... :D
GW 251

sarahinparis
09-30-2013, 03:03 AM
Wannaskipandlaugh : hope you win it today!

SW : 229.6
CW : 225.8 (-3.8)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8

IanG
09-30-2013, 07:11 AM
Is Sue gonna get it?

I'm down 1.4lbs today.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
09-30-2013, 08:30 AM
Nope :( Chicken wings for dinner and they musta been salty too salty! Up 2 lbs waa... Oh well .. .I will make it go away!!

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 253.2 true / old 239.0 (-2.8 total)
GW 251

Tuscany
09-30-2013, 08:39 AM
Sue, way to go...this one belongs to you! I was down another lb this morning, but I'm still a few pounds away from goal. Good luck to everyone with their weigh ins.

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (0.00)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
GW: 141.00

Tuscany
09-30-2013, 08:41 AM
Oh dear, Sue, I just saw your recent post. Well, as Ian says: Easy Come, Easy Go. Hopefully you'll shed these two new pounds very quickly!

staja
09-30-2013, 09:15 AM
Sue: you know those pounds won't stick. I predict you and Sarah will be fighting over the winning spot tomorrow :D

Small loss for me today, but all the small losses have been adding up! I forgot to make breakfast egg cups this weekend, so I had roast beef and cheese for lunch. Now I need to figure out what I'm going to have for lunch at work today!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
GW - 213

Mara
09-30-2013, 09:22 AM
Thanks Sue and Tuscany! I still find it hard to believe. lol

I am up some today, but I expected it. I had olive garden yesterday and that usually spells trouble.

Sw:249.0
Cw:248.0
Gw:245.0

sarahinparis
10-01-2013, 02:41 AM
No rhyme or reason why the scale is up a bit today. The good news is that I'm starting to feel settled into diet mode, and with a long-haul view so these little variations along the way are just part of the journey.

SW : 229.6
CW : 226.4 (-3.2)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8
1 Oct : 226.4

Tuscany
10-01-2013, 08:27 AM
No change for me this morning, but at least my recent losses are sticking:

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (nc)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
O1: 143.50 (nc)
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
10-01-2013, 09:05 AM
Staja... GOOD loss for you! :) I think you have gone into the lead! :)
Sarah.. I am so sorry... I know the feeling of the bounce up GGRRRR

Yeah Tuscany.. you are doing so gosh darn well. That trip to Italy looks like it reset your battery! :) (lovely place to recharge!!)
MARA.. keep going oh I see a total of 52 lbs off today?????

Me.. up alittle more WWWAAAAAA

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 253.6 true / old 239.5 (-2.2 total)
GW 251

staja
10-01-2013, 09:12 AM
I think there may be something in the water -- I'm up a bit, too. Let's hope we see some losses from the other folks today!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
GW - 213

Mara
10-01-2013, 10:03 AM
I am down a little from yesterday, but not back to my lowest. Hopefully their is still some water weight.

Sw:249.0
Cw:247.2
Gw:245.0

IanG
10-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Up 1.0lb today. Not bad for a Tuesday gain. And I am still in the 160s. Nice.

But other than that a dreadful day. My father in law got worse in hospital last night (heart problem) and I am having to work at home looking after the kids while my wife visits. Nightmare. And no exercise.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

sarahinparis
10-02-2013, 04:24 AM
Whew, the scale moved! And I'm close but didn't win, so hopefully one of you will get a whoosh soon and win this

SW : 229.6
CW : 224.8 (-4.8)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8
1 Oct : 226.4
2 Oct : 224.8

IanG
10-02-2013, 07:03 AM
Dang, out of the 160s again. Up 0.8lbs.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

Tuscany
10-02-2013, 08:35 AM
Ian: I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope he is soon on the road to recovery.

Sue, staja and Ian: I hope your recent gains reverse themselves very soon!

Mara: I hope you're soon back down to your lowest.

Sarah: You're SOOOO close!

I had a vist from the baby whoosh fairy last night and lost another 0.75 lbs...yeah!

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (nc)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
O1: 143.50 (nc)
O2: 142.75 (-0.75)
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
10-02-2013, 08:43 AM
YAY Tuscany! :woohoo: Nice whoosh... You are in the home stretch and it is working for you! :)

IAN... I am so sorry about you FIL...I did not log on last night so I did not see your post... Oh gosh... I hope that he has more than enough strength to GET Better! and heal!! HUGs bigtime to you and the family!

Mara... YAY for you too! :D so glad to see your scale BUDGE! :)

Staja... I hope that today your scale is going back in the right direction and more than me!!!

SARAH EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeee you are just "." this far from winning! I hope I see the post today that you blasted thru and lost more than those last few oz!!!!

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 253.4 true / old 239.5 (-2.4 total)
GW 251

staja
10-02-2013, 09:22 AM
Ian: sending healing thoughts to your FIL.

Sarah: So close! Soooooo close! I'm rooting for you!

Tuscany: Thank you for sending the baby whoosh fairy my way, too!

Sue: I keep telling myself, "A loss is a loss is a loss". Anyway, our 0.2s and 0.4s add up to huge losses!

Pretty happy to actually see the scale go down today. The SO and I went on a 3 hour adventure after work last night to find a specific beer that's only sold in one region of Vermont. We were successful at the 4th store and then stopped at 5 Guys for dinner at 8:45 pm. My burger was tasty, though!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
10/2 - 214.6
GW - 213

Mara
10-02-2013, 10:30 AM
Ian I am sorry about you FIL too. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Sue, Tuscany, and Staja congrats on the losses!

Sarah I am with Sue. I bet you win this one today.

I had no change.

Sw:249.0
Cw:247.2
Gw:245.0

IanG
10-03-2013, 06:49 AM
Thanks everyone for the best wishes for my FIL. He is more stable today so here's hoping.

Down 0.4lbs today. I am edging closer and closer to staying in the 160s. But oh so slow.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

Tuscany
10-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Another no change day for me, but at least my prior losses are sticking:

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (nc)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
O1: 143.50 (nc)
O2: 142.75 (-0.75)
O3: 142.75 (nc)
GW: 141.00

wannaskipandlaugh
10-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Staje you are right a loss is a loss... but a bigger loss brings biggers smiles! Lost 1.2 last night! WOOHOO!

Tuscany.. GREAT to keep your losses!

MARA... are you into the 246 today??? :)

IAN... Oh you will getg back to the 160's :) and very happy to hear that your FIL is getting stable! May he be well enough to leave the hospital very soon!

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 252.2 true / old 238 (-3.8 total) :D
GW 251

staja
10-03-2013, 09:15 AM
Up 1.2 today, but I went to the gym after work last night (I really need to get there more than once a week...) and ate too much, too salty last night.
Granted, I didn't enough to actually make me gain weight. I tried to make baked eggs in Canadian bacon cups and ate one last night, even though I absolutely didn't need it. And, they aren't good, so it was a waste of eggs and bacon! I brought three this morning, and ended up only eating one before the rest ended up in the garbage. Back to scrambled egg muffins for me!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
10/2 - 214.6
10/3 - 215.8
GW - 213

Mara
10-03-2013, 10:07 AM
Ian I am glad your FIL is doing better and that the scale is being good.

Tuscany the scale will move soon, but it is awesome that you are keeping the previous losses.

Yay Warrior Sue! Show those 250's they are nothing. And yes I am back in the 260's. :)

Staja I bet the water weight will be gone tomorrow.

I am down a little again today.

Sw:249.0
Cw:246.6
Gw:245.0

sarahinparis
10-04-2013, 02:35 AM
Well, yesterday had I checked in I would have won, but it felt very tenuous and today the scale is back up. My fault for not claiming the loss immediately - but glad my body has chosen a new lower weight to play around with - Sept 16 when I started I didn't think I'd be down 10 lbs so quickly!

SW : 229.6
CW : 225.0 (-4.6)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8
1 Oct : 226.4
2 Oct : 224.8
3 Oct : 224.2
4 Oct : 225.0

IanG
10-04-2013, 07:14 AM
Thanks Sue and Mara. FIL is having a heart catheter today to see if everthing is OK but he continues to get better. Unlike my weight. Up 1.2lbs.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

Tuscany
10-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Way to go, Sue and Mara! I hope those showing gains see a reversal soon. I was down slightly (0.25 lbs) this morning. It's slow, but I expected my losses to slow down at this point, so I can't complain:

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (nc)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
O1: 143.50 (nc)
O2: 142.75 (-0.75)
O3: 142.75 (nc)
O4: 142.50 (-0.25)

GW: 141.00

staja
10-04-2013, 09:21 AM
No change! I'll take that over a gain any day!

Ian: My thoughts are with you and your family.

Tuscany: 3.5 pounds in less than 2 weeks is still phenomenal! (And not all *that* slow!)

Mara: Yay for the loss!

Sarah: You have been doing amazing!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
10/2 - 214.6
10/3 - 215.8
10/4 - 215.8
GW - 213

Mara
10-04-2013, 09:52 AM
Ian I am sure the stressful situation is messing with the scale. Thoughts are with you and your family.

Tuscany you are still doing great!

Staja sometimes you have to hover before charging forward.

I am down today. :)

Sw:249.0
Cw:245.6
Gw:245.0

sarahinparis
10-05-2013, 04:00 AM
Mara : so close!

Ian : sending healing thoughts for your FIL

Everyone else looks like they're going slowly in the right direction

My husband moved our scale and its kind of out of whack now. I went with the only number I got three times... It was all over the place though!

SW : 229.6
CW : 224.8 (-4.8)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8
1 Oct : 226.4
2 Oct : 224.8
3 Oct : 224.2
4 Oct : 225.0
5 Oct : 224.8

staja
10-05-2013, 09:59 AM
And, whooooooosh! Down 2.2! I suspected something good would happen when I weighed less after dinner than when I woke up!

Hope the scales are as good to everyone else today!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
10/2 - 214.6
10/3 - 215.8
10/4 - 215.8
10/5 - 213.6
GW - 213

IanG
10-05-2013, 10:45 AM
Thanks everyone. FIL is getting better. His heart is fine and it was just his thyroid messing his heart up which can be treated. So he should be home soon.

Down 1.8lbs today.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
10/5: 169.6lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
10-05-2013, 10:57 AM
IAN I am so glad (FIL) that it was the thyroid.. which can be controlled! On the way to living better,,,, your FIL is! and your wife, I hope, feels less stress and thus you.. less stress and thus WEIGHT LOSS! :) GOOD for you back in the 160's!!!

Staja! :woohoo: and WHOOOSH for you!... go get that win girl...!!!!

Sarah.. ooohhhh you are just about there!... I hope you post a WIN today

Tuscany.. you amaze me!... and very happy for you!

MARA... woo hoo.. I love your whoosh too!. :) YAY!!!!

I am up... up... up and angry and frustrated .. but I do have this slegehammer in my garage..... (watch out scale!!!!!! ggrrr)

SW 256 true / old -242 (up again this morning)
CW 254 true / old 240 (-2 total)
GW 251

Mara
10-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Sw: 249.0
Cw: 244.6
Gw: 244.0

Tuscany
10-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Sarah & staja: You guys are so close!!

Ian: Nice loss and great news about your FIL...better a problematic thyroid than heart problems. My father suffers from congestive heart failure and is now required to be on oxygen 24/7 (while at home)...not fun.

Mara: You're doing well!

Sue: Awww...you need to give that scale a stern lecture!

The 1/4 lb that disappeared yesterday decided to pay me another little visit today...I shall soon kick it to the curb!

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (nc)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
O1: 143.50 (nc)
O2: 142.75 (-0.75)
O3: 142.75 (nc)
O4: 142.50 (-0.25)
O5: 142.75 (+0.25)

GW: 141.00

Tuscany
10-06-2013, 08:51 AM
Moving in the wrong direction this morning. :( Sue, can I borrow your sledgehammer? :D

I won't be posting again until Wednesday, since I have to leave this afternoon on a short business trip. I suspect Sarah or staja will win this while I'm away!! Good luck to everyone in the meantime. Hopefully, when I return I'll be headed in a downward direction!

SW: 146.00
S23: 146.00 (nc)
S24: 146.00 (nc)
S25: 146.00 (nc)
S26: 145.00 (-1.00)
S27: 144.75 (-0.25)
S28: 144.75 (nc)
S29: 144.50 (-0.25)
S30: 143.50 (-1.00)
O1: 143.50 (nc)
O2: 142.75 (-0.75)
O3: 142.75 (nc)
O4: 142.50 (-0.25)
O5: 142.75 (+0.25)
O6: 143.00 (+0.25)

GW: 141.00

IanG
10-06-2013, 09:56 AM
Sorry to learn about your dad Tuscany. That must be tough. I am off to the hospital to visit FIL.

Down 3.8lbs today. Are the 160s going to stick this week?

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
10/5: 169.6lbs
10/6: 165.8lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

staja
10-06-2013, 11:07 AM
Well, up today, but when the lovely BF brought home pizza last night, I just couldn't say no! Hoping that between the gym and drinking lots and lots of water, I make it as temporary as possible.

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
10/2 - 214.6
10/3 - 215.8
10/4 - 215.8
10/5 - 213.6
10/6 - 215.6
GW - 213

sarahinparis
10-07-2013, 04:19 AM
Ian glad to hear your FIL's condition is quite treatable

I suspect Mara or Staja will have the scale move before me... But I am seriously buckling down today!

SW : 229.6
CW : 224.8 (-4.8)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8
1 Oct : 226.4
2 Oct : 224.8
3 Oct : 224.2
4 Oct : 225.0
5 Oct : 224.8
6 Oct : 224.8
7 Oct : 224.8

IanG
10-07-2013, 07:15 AM
Thanks Sarah. FIL is still up and down at the moment. One issue goes and another arrives.

Down 1.4lbs today. I hope this loss is enough to make the 160s stick following my inevitable weekly gain due tomorrow.

And my waist seems to have dropped an inch. I always keep smaller sizes in my closet and those pants that didn't fit last week are going to work today!

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
10/5: 169.6lbs
10/6: 165.8lbs
10/7: 164.4lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

staja
10-07-2013, 09:19 AM
C'mon Mara and Sarah - I know one of you can do this!

SW - 218
9/24 - 218
9/25 - 216.8
9/26 - 217.4
9/27 - 216.6
9/28 - 216.4
9/29 - 215.8
9/30 - 215.2
10/1 - 215.4
10/2 - 214.6
10/3 - 215.8
10/4 - 215.8
10/5 - 213.6
10/6 - 215.6
10/7 - 215.6
GW - 213

Mara
10-07-2013, 11:29 AM
It will not be me today. I went to Wing Festival this weekend to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. It was a lot of sodium, but I regret nothing. ;)

But definitley time to get back in gear. And hopefully it is mostly water weight.

Sw:249.0
Cw:246.0
Gw:244.0

sarahinparis
10-08-2013, 04:27 AM
Yeah! That pesky 0.2 pounds is gone, alone with another pound and so I'm closing this out!


SW : 229.6
CW : 223.2 (-6.4)
GW : 224.6

22 Sept : 229.6
23 Sept : 229.6
24 Sept : 230.0
25 Sept : 228.2
26 Sept : 226.8
27 Sept : 227.4
28 Sept : 227.4
29 Sept : 225.4
30 Sept : 225.8
1 Oct : 226.4
2 Oct : 224.8
3 Oct : 224.2
4 Oct : 225.0
5 Oct : 224.8
6 Oct : 224.8
7 Oct : 224.8
8 Oct : 223.2

IanG
10-08-2013, 06:47 AM
Up 0.2lbs. Expecting another gain tomorrow.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
10/5: 169.6lbs
10/6: 165.8lbs
10/7: 164.4lbs
10/8: 164.6lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

wannaskipandlaugh
10-08-2013, 08:46 AM
:woohoo: Sarah!! Good Going and look how far you have come and so fast! YAY!! (Are the clothes getting loose?? ALOT? ) :)

IanG
10-09-2013, 06:59 AM
Gain never came. :)

Down 0.4lbs today.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
10/5: 169.6lbs
10/6: 165.8lbs
10/7: 164.4lbs
10/8: 164.6lbs
10/9: 164.2lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

IanG
10-10-2013, 03:32 PM
Up 1.4lbs today.

SW: 168.8lbs
9/24: 170.6lbs
9/25: 173.2lbs
9/26: 171.6lbs
9/27: 172.2lbs
9/28: 174.8lbs
9/29: 170.2lbs
9/30: 168.8lbs
10/1: 169.8lbs
10/2: 170.6lbs
10/3: 170.2lbs
10/4: 171.4lbs
10/5: 169.6lbs
10/6: 165.8lbs
10/7: 164.4lbs
10/8: 164.6lbs
10/9: 164.2lbs
10/10: 165.6lbs
GW: 163.8lbs

Mara
10-10-2013, 04:33 PM
Hi Ian. Sarah won this one a couple days ago and started a new thread.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/atkins/288414-fastest-lose-5-pounds-challenge-22-sarahinparis-won-last-time.html

IanG
10-11-2013, 02:13 PM
Thanks. I'm going a little mad...