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Avezy44
09-23-2013, 08:51 PM
I know I am starting this a little early but I was pretty late jumping on the September Bandwagon and I want to make a pretty strong goal! So anyone interested in joining, Just post your SW/CW/GW and get to it!

:sklol: :sklol: :sklol: :sklol: :sklol:

SW:283
CW:279
GW:268


LBS TO GO: 11
Total Goal Loss: 15lbs


Zictory75
09-23-2013, 09:05 PM
I would love to join the challenge, I will take all the motivation I can get!
CW: 276
GW: 260

16 lbs by Halloween AND 2x each week for working out


Weigh ins and record of weekly work out!
October 4. well this week did not go well, op, but up 3.5 lbs. doc says constipation and water retention... So hopefully next week better.
October 11 down 5.5 lbs! And discovered down two pants sizes and 3 shirt sizes!!!!
October 18
October 25
October 31

HawtPotatoe
09-23-2013, 11:53 PM
I would love to join....I'm new to this site sooooo wish me luck:hug:

SW.205
GW.185


destyni
09-24-2013, 12:01 AM
Im definitely in!
My new scale will be here tomorrow. I will update with numbers then. I havent weighed in a week, but i know im hoping for at least a 15 lb loss in October
alright scale is here! Im currently 226.6
will update weights and goal at the end of the month.

anm17
09-24-2013, 08:37 AM
Count me in!

SW: 253
CW: 253
GW: 243

Smallish goal, but I will be on vacation for half of October, I don't want to get my hopes up!

merrilymemory
09-24-2013, 09:16 AM
I'm going to hop in too! I hate coming in on something when it's halfway done, so this is perfect.

SW: 150.2
CW: 150.2
GW: 139

I have to be into the 130s by November 17th (metal concert with super old friends, haha)... But I'm going to try to knock it out before then. But I do have an October birthday to attend so I don't want to put too big of a goal.

Good luck everyone! What are your plans for the month of October? :)

LittleBlueCat
09-24-2013, 09:30 AM
Hoping to reach my first mini goal!!

CW: 171
GW: 160


I will then, reach the weigh on my Driver's License!! hahahaha

t0rn
09-24-2013, 04:06 PM
I will add in weights on September 30th.

SW:
CW:
GW:

Rated
09-24-2013, 11:42 PM
SW:175
CW:175
GW: 163 (would be really awesome to make to 160 but I think that it too optimistic - maybe though since I have some of Sept. left also)

Total Goal Loss: 12lbs (Stretch Goal 15 lbs)

Hoopty
09-25-2013, 06:22 AM
I'm in!

SW: Will weigh-in on Oct 1st. I'm hoping to lose a few until then!
CW: > 146
GW: 138

Fresh Feeling
09-25-2013, 07:01 AM
I'm in!
current weight as of sunday 22nd -72.5 kg
Goal weight by the end of October - 68 kg
Sounds good, all I have to do is do it now

Avezy44
09-25-2013, 03:12 PM
Awesome guys!!! Good luck to all of you! TOM should be over at the start of Oct. so hopefully I'll have a great whoosh of progress :)

jrkessle
09-25-2013, 04:46 PM
SW: 229
GW: 223

Goal loss = 6 pounds

gatorgirl6
09-27-2013, 08:52 AM
Count me in!

SW - 173.8
10/01: 173.8
10/02: 173.6
GW - 164 (normal BMI!!!)

SarainMN
09-27-2013, 09:37 AM
178 would be 60 lbs lost!!

SW-183.6
GW-175

mygirlvj
09-27-2013, 04:59 PM
I'm in...again :) Didn't make my 5 pound goal last month :(, shooting for 5 again this month.

Start Weight: 186
Goal Weight: 181

01: 186
02: 187.8
03: 186.2
04: NWI
05: 185.6
06: 186
07: 187.2
08: 187
09: 186.2
10: 188
11: 187
12: 187.8
13: NWI
14: 187
15: 188.5 (Canadian Thanksgiving was this week-end :))
16: 186.5
17: 186
18: 185.2
19: 185
20: 184
21: 183.2
22: 183
23: 182.6 (Doctors office)
24: 182
25: 181.2
26: 182
27: 182
28: 183.8
29: 183
30: 182.6
31: 183

twish
09-27-2013, 05:08 PM
I'm all-in. October is set to be my game-changing month. Gotta get the plan into habit form before the snow comes. Lol

SW/CW. 264
GW. 240

fee128
09-27-2013, 05:40 PM
This sounds great! and it will keep me motivated for the month. I will be starting my plan October 1st :)

SW:210
CW:210
GW:195

183StGB
09-29-2013, 03:26 AM
Hi Guys,
this is my first challenge so I'm super excited!

SW: 240
CW: 180
GW: 175

Skullarix
09-30-2013, 12:24 AM
Hi Chicks,

I need some motivation myself, if you don't mind me joining up!

S/C/G: 217/210/130

Goal by Halloween 13 pounds lost putting me at 197.

:sklol: :yikes:

Turtle11
09-30-2013, 09:53 AM
Hey everyone! I love doing these challenges, it keeps me focused and OP. I'm going to try to lose 6 lbs in October.

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

JazzyPeggy
09-30-2013, 09:56 AM
Sw 249.6
Cw 249.6
Gw 244.6

Munkigirl
09-30-2013, 10:07 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new on this site and would love to participate!

SW: 165
CW: 165
GW: 130

Tuscany
09-30-2013, 11:28 AM
I'm back for October. Thus far, I've been losing about 1.5 lbs per week, on average. However, I'm starting to get close to my goal weight and I expect my rate of loss to slow in the future. In addition, I don't want to lose too quickly, or I'll be losing muscle rather than fat...and I want to keep what little muscle I have! So, I'll go with an average loss of 1 lb per week for October. Since October contains about 4.5 weeks, that translates into a 4.5 lb loss, which will also take me out of the 140's and into the 130's. :)

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

Sum38
09-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6
10/15: 150.4
10/16: 150.4
10/17: 148.6
10/18: 147.8
10/19: 147.8
10/20: 148.6
10/21: 148.6
10/22: 150.6
10/23: 153
10/24: 152.6
10/25: 149.6
10/26: 148.8
10/27: 149.6
10/28: 148.8

Emme
09-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Hey ladies! I'm back for the October challenge. The September challenge helped me out so much. I lost 6.4 pounds in September and my goal is to lose another 6 in October. Thank God there aren't any holidays this month...unless you count Halloween, but my daughter is only one, so I can't really use her as an excuse to go trick-or-treating yet. ;)

My weight tomorrow will be my starting point.

Good luck to everyone!

Big Fat Rooster
09-30-2013, 03:06 PM
Count me in please :D

Did not make my last months 12 lb challenge, but am going to try the same again though I only dropped 8 1/2 lbs last month.

Starting weight----248.1
goal for Oct-------236.1

B F R

Jacqui_D
09-30-2013, 04:35 PM
:welcome: to all the newbies! How great to see all of you, and of course, it's great to see the oldies too, lol! I seem to be doing well with 6 lbs each month so I'm going to stick with that in October. Good luck everyone!

SW: 189
CW: 189
GW: 183

muses
09-30-2013, 05:10 PM
I'm in

I'm 249.25 today (30/09) so by 31/10 I want to be 240

Emme
09-30-2013, 05:35 PM
Count me in please :D

Did not make my last months 12 lb challenge, but am going to try the same again though I only dropped 8 1/2 lbs last month.

Starting weight----248.1
goal for Oct-------236.1

B F R

BFR, you only dropped 8.5 pounds last month?! You rock! You're doing great. :)

boatingmommy
09-30-2013, 06:15 PM
Jumping in....I have got to amp it up some!!! My goal is to work out AT LEAST three days a week and stay within my WW points every week...and NOT blowing it on the weekend on beer!!!:devil:

SW - 184
CW - 168
GW - 162 by Oct. 31:sklol:

stilettolife
09-30-2013, 07:21 PM
Count me in. Since school is over, I have no excuse.

SW:279
GW:269

:dust:

Josiee
09-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Sw 134
Cw 134
Gw 122

Suds14
09-30-2013, 07:48 PM
Me too!

SW (9/30): 180.8
10/1: 179.4
GW: 172

Minneey
10-01-2013, 04:16 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this site and it's taken a while to get my registration sorted, but starting fresh in October is perfect for me...

So, my goals for this month are:
No alcohol until my friend's wedding at the end of the month
To stick with the insanity fitness programme (started this morning)
To keep my net calories each week under 1500.

Weight loss goals:
SW 146
CR 146
GW 137

Oct 1st - (Will weight myself in the evenings)

Here Goes!!!

SouthernBell02
10-01-2013, 04:19 AM
I am SO in!! I haven't made the last two months goals so this month I gonna make a small goal and hopefully blow it out of the water! I am going to shoot for 4 pounds this month.

SW~238.0

Oct 1~ 238.0
Oct 4~
Oct 11~
Oct 18~
Oct 25~
Oct 31~
Goal~234.0

Rhiko
10-01-2013, 04:54 AM
October weight loss, here I come! :D

My goal this month is 1.3kgs to get to 64 kgs. If I get there this month, I'll be back to the lowest weight I've been my entire adult life. I'm so glad I joined these threads and I'm grateful to those who have given me support because it's helping me to get back on track and monitor my weight again!

:goodluck: to everyone else, too! :dance:

Hoopty
10-01-2013, 07:44 AM
Here it begins!

SW: 144.8
CW: 144.8
GW: 138.8

Total weight loss: 6 lbs

Sum38
10-01-2013, 08:05 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155

Tuscany
10-01-2013, 08:15 AM
No change for me this morning, which I was pleased to see. I lost a pound yesterday, and I thought all or some portion of that loss would reverse itself today. But, no… yesterday’s loss seems to be sticking… yeah!

SW (9/30): 143.5
CW (10/1): 143.5
GW (10/31): 139.0

Turtle: You had a strong finish toward the end of September, and I hope that momentum carries through to October.

Jacqui: Way to finish off September at goal!

Joy: This is the month you will get back to your ideal maintenance weight.

Emme: You will soon see ONEderland and we will all celebrate!

Sum: You’re moving in the right direction!

Muses: Congrats on making September’s goal!

j0ndysse: Congratulations on making it to ONEderland in September!

Amanda: No doubt the changes made to your exercise routine will help you to surpass your October goal.

BFR: Losing 8.5 lbs in one month is a terrific result!

To all those I haven’t mentioned: Good luck with your October goals!

Turtle11
10-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Well I seem to be starting the month in the correct direction :)


SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6

gatorgirl6
10-01-2013, 08:59 AM
SW 173.8
GW 164

10 lbs in an month - well this is going to take some work. Lets do it!

Jacqui_D
10-01-2013, 09:30 AM
Everyone, good luck! Let's do this!

Welcome Stiletto, Josiee, Suds, Hoopty and Gator!

Mygirlvj, BFR, Muses and Emme, hiya! :wave:

Sum, way to go on starting the month out right!

Turtle, woot woot! That whoosh fairy owes you this month, lol!

Tuscany, yay on keeping steady!

Amanda, smart move! You can always keep losing if you make goal!

Rhiko, I agree with you, the support on these threads makes all the difference! :yes:

Boatingmommy, no, no, no on too much beer :nono: lol! You can do this! Good luck!

Minneey, welcome! Is weighing in the evenings more convenient for you? I'm just curious since most people weigh in the mornings when they tend to weigh less.

Woohoo, I dropped a lb overnight! 188 lbs today! October is my favorite month. Let's hope it keeps being good to me! :crossed:

boatingmommy
10-01-2013, 09:33 AM
10/1 - 168.5
GW - 162 TOM Stupid female stuff!!! Did work out yesterday. Did some Turbo Jam in the a.m. and talked my hubby into a walk in the p.m.

gardenerjoy
10-01-2013, 09:41 AM
SW: 170.5
CW: 170.5
GW: 168

I got back to my maintenance weight range in September but didn't stay there. In October, I'd like to get well into the middle of the range so maybe it will stick.

cincorn
10-01-2013, 10:21 AM
Yesterday I weighed 200.4, but too much sodium pushed me up to a start weight of 201.4, My goal weight by month's end is 194.0. I need to lose 7.4 lb.s

1 201.4
2 200.0 SO CLOSE to 2 major achievements: ONE-derland and 50 lb. loss!
3 199.4:goodscale :D
4 199.6 No! You are moving in the wrong direction!
5 199.2
6 DNW
7 199.8 retaining fluid
8 199.2 (-2.2)
9 197.6 WOOSH!
10 197.2 (-4.2)
11 198.0 :?:
12 197.6
13 DNW
14 198.0
15 197.2
16 197.0 (-4.4)
17 197.0
18 197.6
19 197.4 so sick of this! my body thinks it's supposed to maintain weight on 1200 calories and daily exercise?
20 196.4 FINALLY! (-5 lbs) at this rate I won't meet my set goal, losing 1 lb. every 10 days!!!
21 197.4 Back up to what my body wants to weigh...sigh. I was careless yesterday.
22 196.8
23 196.0 back on plan! (-5.4)
24 DNW (ugh...sick with upper respiratory infection)
25 194.6 WOOSH! Almost makes sore throat, runny nose, cough, body aches worth it?) (-6.8)
26 194.4
27 DNW
28 DNW
29 194.2
30 DNW
31 194.8 Why do I ALWAYs gain right at the end of the month/challenge? I was sick with a cold then had sick grandkids in my care for 2 days...haven't been able to work out. So my ending weight means I lost a total of 6.6 lbs. not bad, but I did not meet my goal for the first time since July! Oh, well. Looking at the big picture makes me happy!

mygirlvj
10-01-2013, 10:36 AM
Good morning all!!! Did not make goal last month (5pounds) so shooting for 5 pounds this month. I don't post much except daily weigh-in but I read everything. Love that this is such an active thread.

Good luck to all with your goals this month :) :)

Woodstock
10-01-2013, 10:54 AM
I'd love to join this October challenge! I'm going to set a goal to lose 8lbs. Good Luck All!!

SW: 152.6
GW: 144.6

10/01: 152.6

Emme
10-01-2013, 01:59 PM
Woo hoo! Time to lose some pounds. I don't have a lot of time for personals today as my husband and I took today off to work around the house, so I'll write more tomorrow. Good luck, everyone!

My goal is to lose 6 pounds this month.

10/1: 200.4

mzshaunna
10-01-2013, 06:40 PM
I was so close to goal, 1 week before the end I was 200grams away then this morning when I weighed I had put on 600grams :( My exercise routine is going well I just need to get my eating under control.

My pledge for this month is to be 94kg

02.10.2013: 98.3kg

VickiN
10-01-2013, 06:45 PM
Starting Weight:163.5
Goal Weight: 160
Week One~1st thru 7th: 162.5
Week Two~8th thru 14th:
Week Three~15th thru 21st:
Week Four~22nd thru 28th:
Week Five~29th thru 31st:

MrsKevin
10-01-2013, 08:04 PM
Signing in: Oct First
(will do weekly weigh ins on Thursdays)

10/1 201.6
Thurs in Oct
10/3 198.0
10/10 199.6 :( +1.6
10/17 196.2 :D -3.6
10/24 195.2 :) -1.0
10/31

Overall goal to lose in October: 11.6# down to 190# mark

Jacqui_D
10-01-2013, 09:20 PM
MrsKevin, yay! I'm so glad you're joining us! :yay: And you're about to hit Onederland! Woohoo!

VickiN, oh, you came so close last month! Hopefully, October will be more cooperative!

MzShaunna, I know you can do it! :cheer:

Emme, Onederland is right around the corner for you, girlie!

Woodstock, welcome! Glad to have you!

Mygirlvj, I have a good feeling about October! :crossed:

Cincorn, it's Onederland for you this month too!!!

Joy, give it your all! I know you can do it!

Boatingmommy, sorry to hear about TOM, but on the bright side, it usually brings a nice whoosh of weight loss! :yes:

Rhiko
10-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Woot! I'm down to 65.1 kgs! That's -200 grams. Excellent :D

nitrus29
10-01-2013, 10:42 PM
September was a super slow month for me. Lost only 3 lbs! This month's goal is to hit ONEderland!

SW: 207
GW: ONEderland

10/07: 207
10/14: 204
10/21: 203
10/28: 203

Total weight lost on October = 4 lbs

gardenerjoy
10-02-2013, 01:02 AM
Here's our initial list. Did I miss anyone? Did I do all the math right? Did I get all the units right (I'd hate to give anyone kgs if they meant lbs)?

There's room for more!

Avezy44: 15 lbs
Zictory75: 16 lbs
HawtPotatoe: 20 lbs
anm17: 10 lbs
merrilymemory: 11.2 lbs
LittleBlueCat: 11 lbs
Rated: 12 lbs
Fresh_Feeling: 4.5 kgs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
SarainMN: 8.6 lbs
mygirlvj: 5 lbs
twish: 24 lbs
fee128: 15 lbs
183StGB: 5 lbs
Skullarix: 13 lbs
Turtle11: 6 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 5 lbs
Tuscany: 4.5 lbs
Sum38: 6 lbs
Emme: 6 lbs
Big_Fat_Rooster: 12 lbs
Jacqui_D: 6 lbs
muses: 9.25 lbs
boatingmommy: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 10 lbs
Josiee: 12 lbs
Suds14: 8.8 lbs
Minney: 9 lbs
SouthernBell02: 4 lbs
Rhiko: 1.3 kgs
Hoopty: 6 lbs
gatorgirl6: 9.8 lbs
cincorn: 7.4 lbs
Woodstock: 8 lbs
mzshaunna: 4.3 kgs
VickiN: 3.5 lbs
MrsKevin: 11.6 lbs
nitrus29: ONEderland

183StGB
10-02-2013, 01:51 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 81.8kg (180.3)
yesterday's calories: 1819
yesterday's exercise: --
today's weigh-in: 82.2kg (181.2lbs)
Change: + 0.4kg (+0.9lbs)

Good morning you guys,
this is my first challenge so I'm hoping I'm doing this right.

A short introduction: I'm 22, I go to School in Germany and I've actively been losing weight since January.
I usually only weigh-in every 4-6 weeks at my parents' house, but I didn't lose anything since the beginning of August so I hope checking my weight daily will help me understand that a little better.
Although I already know why ;) I was eating too much, haha ;) The only reason why I didn't gain was because I picked up running, and I completed my first 10k on Sunday :) go me.
Anyways, I had my wisdom teeth pulled on Monday, so I can't exercise for 2 weeks (also can't blow my nose :P), so considering I won't have any burn, my goal for October is to get my eating back on track.

I hope I didn't overshare just now ;)
everybody have a great day!! And of course, a successful month.

Tuscany
10-02-2013, 08:20 AM
I had a visit from the baby whoosh fairy and my scales moved down 0.75 lb this morning. That was a pleasant surprise!

SW (9/30): 143.50
10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75

GW (10/31): 139.00

Turtle: Great way to start the month!

Jacqui: Way to go, getting to 188! :carrot: Can we now agree that the 190’s are a thing of the past? :)

Joy: Good luck with today’s weigh-in.

Emme, cincorn & MrsKevin: You guys are all SO close to ONEderland. We’re going to have lots to celebrate this month!

Rhiko: Terrific start to October!

boatingmommy: Great job on the exercise front…not to worry about TOM…a nice whoosh will follow.

183StGB: Great introduction! I’m 55 and I had one of my wisdom teeth removed about 8 months ago. That was not fun, so I sympathize with your situation. On the plus side, I was in too much pain to eat much other than soup for about a week…so perhaps that will help to get your eating back on track.

mygirl, gatorgirl, mzshaunna, Woodstock, VickiN , nitrus and MrsKevin: Welcome and good luck in meeting your October goals!

Turtle11
10-02-2013, 08:36 AM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4

Sum38
10-02-2013, 08:38 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8

fluffygrover
10-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Hi everyone! I was able to make my 5 pound goal last month. I weighed in today at 230.6. I'm almost out of the 230's. My goal this month is to be at 225, so 5 pounds :) I've been doing pretty well with my lifestyle change, so I'm ready for this challenge. Good luck to you all!!

10/01/13 - 232.5 (TOM)
10/02/13 - 230.6 (TOM)

Emme
10-02-2013, 10:41 AM
I'm feeling discouraged today because my weight shot up 2.4 pounds overnight, but I'm not going to let it get me down. DH and I had yesterday off to clean the house. We ate out twice, but I was mindful of what I ate and tried not to go overboard with calories.

Cracker Barrel has a new menu with lighter options, so my breakfast was around 590 calories (according to their menu), then I had Jimmy John's for lunch which was 640, so with everything else I ate, I had about 2,400 calories yesterday. Not too crazy, since I stay within 1600-1750 calories per day, and it's definitely not enough to bump me up 2.4 pounds.

I am going to go for a run tonight and drink as much water as I can since I had a lot of coffee yesterday.

I know I couldn't have gained that much weight in fat, but it's still hard to see the number sometimes.

10/1: 200.4
10/2: 202.8

Tuscany, that's awesome! Any visit from the whoosh fairy is very welcome!

Jacqui, you are doing so great! 188 is a great number. I can't wait to be there.

Turtle, off to a great start, I see! :)

Sum38, you're off to a great start, too! :carrot:

Grover, you are going to do great this month! I just know it! :)

Rated
10-02-2013, 11:09 AM
Emme - I am sure it is the sodium in the meals that caused the scale to increase so much. Even though you picked lighter menu options (Good job by the way) they still have way more sodium than you would find in a home cooked meal.

SW:175
CW:170.8
GW: 163

4.2 pounds down is awesome although I started counting before October officially started when this thread was made.

stilettolife
10-02-2013, 12:15 PM
I'll probably bounce back and forth this week due to TOM starting Friday.

10/1 - 280
10/2 - 280

Woodstock
10-02-2013, 12:29 PM
Thank you for the welcome's Jacqui_D and Tuscany! I have a great feeling about October, there is so much motivational energy on this board! My personal motivation is my 40th birthday party in mid December where I would like to not be overweight and hey, why shouldn't i look like i did when i was 30!

Good Luck EVERYONE! :carrot:

SW: 152.6
GW: 144.6

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)

Jacqui_D
10-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Still at 188 today! :D

Woohoo, Rhiko, great job!

Nitrus, Onederland! Onederland! Onederland! :dance:

Joy, thanks for the list! You always do such a great job!

Hi 183StGB! Welcome! There's no such thing as oversharing here, lol! Good to know you! Weighing daily has its ups and down, pun intended. :D Don't let the daily fluctuations discourage you. They are all a part of it, so no big deal. It's only the big picture that matters! :yes:

Tuscany, great start! And yes, I have my fingers crossed that the 190's are gone forever! That would be exciting! :crossed:

Turtle, I see that teeny tiny drop. Yay! :cp:

Sum, I know whose house the mama whoosh fairy was at last night! Wow! WTG!

Grover, congrats on last month! :carrot: And you have a great attitude going forward for this month, so I know you'll do it!

Emme, don't be discouraged. :hug: You watch, I bet those extra calories are going to shake up your metabolism, and a drop is coming!

Rated, wow! That's fantastic! Even with the early start, I'd say that calls for some dancing things! :broc: :dancer: :cb:

Stiletto, it's good you know to anticipate the fluctuations, and hey, usually with TOM comes a drop! Woohoo!

Woodstock, absolutely! There's no reason why you shouldn't look like you did when you were 30! You can do it! (And stick with us, and we'll help you get there!) :flow2:

Minneey
10-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Right, here's my first update!

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145

Went up on day one, down two today... Ill take that! I'm approaching TOM so think my weight is fluctuating a bit.

Jacqui - thanks for the welcome. Good suggestion about weighing in in the mornings... Ill give that a try next month

Cincorn - blown away by your big goal - hopefully you'll hit it tomorrow or the day after? That must be so motivating.

Gardener joy - thanks for the goals summary. Great to see it all up there. So hope I make it. I'm a bit daunted by my 9lb target though - its high because sept didn't go so well for me - too many party's (and not enough will power)!

Feeling good about my weekly routine so far, fitting in my insanity workouts but a bit stiff today. Worried about the weekend as I'm eating out three times (lucky me) and find it hard to resist both desert and pizza (my Achilles heel)!

LovelyLeah
10-03-2013, 01:36 AM
No number goal this month. It'll be tough to stay on track because I have family coming to visit for most of the month. Right now I'm just taking it a day at a time.

10/1 - 159
10/2 - 157.5

183StGB
10-03-2013, 02:40 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 82.2kg (181.2lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1434
yesterday's exercise: reeeeaally slow walking, 2hrs
today's weigh-in: 81.1kg (178.8lbs)
change: - 1.1kg (-2.4lbs)

good morning :)

Tuscany thanks for the welcome :) I'm very lucky with my wisdom teeth; I heard a lot of horror stories about 3-week-chipmunk-cheeks, I'm glad it didn't happen to me :) Or maybe I wasn't lucky, I was able to eat properly 2 hours later ;)

jacqui_D thanks for the welcome :)

I have only been weighing daily for 3 days but the results are really startling. I am thinking it's because I'm using a digital scale now, but I'm trying to avoid mistakes by weighing at the exactly same time at exactly the same location, hop on 3x and then taking the middle number as today's weight. Total rocket sience ;)

Other than that, today is our national holiday in Germany :) I will be making savory cheesecake tarts for lunch and then spend time with my family.

Have a great day everyone!

DaisyBelle
10-03-2013, 03:18 AM
Hi, I'm new here and would love to join in for the motivation and accountability :)

SW: 214.6
CW: 214.2
GW: 205

Hoopty
10-03-2013, 04:51 AM
183StGB - Hallo aus Deutschland und viel Erfolg bei der Challenge :wave:

Been doing really well with food + exercise. The weight is coming off slowly but as long as I'm doing it in a healthy way that's all that matters. Will update my weight weekly.

Good luck everyone!

Sum38
10-03-2013, 07:01 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4

Turtle11
10-03-2013, 08:33 AM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8

Tuscany
10-03-2013, 08:39 AM
No change for me this morning, but at least yesterday’s loss is sticking.

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75

Turtle: Baby steps, but you’re moving in the right direction...

Jacqui: It looks like your recent losses are sticking!

Emme: Not to worry…the increase is just water weight, most likely from increase sodium (as Rated mentioned). It will disappear soon enough.

Sum: I hope you’re feeling better. On the plus side, a small portion of your loss remained.

Woodstock: You only have 2.6 lbs to go to get to 150, at which point you’ll officially no longer be overweight. We’ll all make sure you’re there in time for your birthday!

183StGB: If your scale tells you different numbers each time you step on it, then it might mean either the scale is on a non-level surface (so you should move it) or the scale needs new batteries. That said, you will see a fair bit of fluctuation in your weight from day to day due mainly to water retention. Those of us who regularly weigh daily have learned to ignore the daily fluctuations and focus on the overall trend instead. Enjoy German Unity Day!

fluffygrover: Great way to start October!

Leah: Enjoy your family, but do what you can to stay on track.

Rated: Nice loss so far…keep up the good work!

stilettolife: Here’s hoping for a nice whoosh once TOM moves along.

Minneey: Great start to October, but repeat after me: “Pizza and deserts taste yucky and I don’t want to eat them”.

DaisyBelle: Welcome and good luck meeting your October goals!

Hoopty: Willkommen! And I hope you also enjoy the national holiday today!

Jacqui_D
10-03-2013, 08:45 AM
Down a lb to 187 today! :woohoo:

DaisyBelle, welcome! Glad you've joined us! :wave:

Hoopty, keep up the good work!

183StGB, Yay on the big drop! :yay: Happy National Holiday! :yay: Have a fun, wonderful time!

Leah, congrats on the 1.5 lbs! May the whoosh fairy keep coming to visit this month!

Minneey, 2 lbs down, that's fantastic!!!

Sum, with the amount of exercise you do (which is incredible), no surprise your body is holding onto water weight.

Turtle, c'mon 150's! 150's! 150's!

Tuscany, :cp:

marymo
10-03-2013, 09:33 AM
Count me in!!

SW 288
CW 253
GW 245

Oct 3: 253
Oct 9: 253.2
Oct 16: 253.4 :( Was On Holidays
Oct 23: 250.4
Oct 31: 249.2

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boatingmommy
10-03-2013, 09:54 AM
SW - 168
10/2 - 167.5
10/3 - 167

Staying on plan! I have got to find time today to get some fresh fruit and produce. Almost out around here. I have promised pizza for dinner tonight, as we have to be at the funeral home early. (my sister-in-law's father passed). So, I need to make sure I have all the fixins for a good salad. Sounds like everyone is super-motivated. This is a good thread to be on!
Hope everyone has an awesome day!

cincorn
10-03-2013, 09:55 AM
:goodscaleI did it! 199.4 this morning! Helloooooo One-derland! :D It's been almost 2 years since I've seen you! I weighed about 180 12 years ago and then I quit smoking...gained like 40 lb.s in what seemed like overnight! Slowly put the rest on. About 2 years ago I got down to 198 but began quickly to regain. I'm not going to do that again! I'm going to crush the 198 by the end of October!

Woodstock
10-03-2013, 11:19 AM
Down a half pound today -- I will be happy if I can keep this rate of loss!

SW: 152.6
GW: 144.6

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)

congratulations Cincorn!!! What a great accomplishment, keep up the amazing work!!

Thanks for the reminder, Tuscany, it has been a while since I've looked at the chart. This is great motivation. As is this forum and thread specifically. Its great to be among such a determined group!!

Minneey, I'm in the same boat as you with two planned dinners out this weekend and a big cooked dinner planned at home on Sunday. I'm looking at it as a challenge to not go overboard as I normally do on the weekends. Lets report back on our success on this weekend challenge?!

Way to go on a 1lb loss today, Jacqui_D - awesome!

Emme
10-03-2013, 01:26 PM
10/1: 200.4 (2440 calories)
10/2: 202.8 (1620)
10/3: 200.2

This has been a very stressful two weeks for me personally. I'm proud that I haven't binged! It's what I need to focus on most with my eating.

Leah, have fun when your family comes to visit! Taking it one day at a time is a great way to look at things.

183, yes, weighing can seem like such an exercise in science. I weigh myself as soon as I wake up, pee, and strip off my clothes for a shower!

Daisy, :welcome:

Hoopty, it's great that the weight is coming off slowly because that's how it is supposed to happen. Doing it the healthy way is the best way. Great job and outlook on weight loss!

marymo, :welcome3:

boatingmommy, I'm sorry to hear about your SIL's father. Way to plan ahead and get some fruit, produce and salad throughout the day. And if you have to eat a piece of pizza, it's not going to make you gain a pound of fat.

cincorn, :celebrate: I'm so happy for you!!

woodstock, way to go with the weight loss!

Jacqui, that scale really loves you! Great job!

Campana
10-03-2013, 05:11 PM
I would like o join this challenge. Today Oct 3rd I weighed 217. In 4 weeks I hope to be at 209 that would be 2 lbs per week. Good luck to everyone I hope we reach our goals!

DaisyBelle
10-03-2013, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome :) It's really encouraging to see so many success stories here!

Congratulations, cincom!!! :D

I'm looking forward to getting under 200lbs for the first time since my 20s, and I'm 48 now.

SW: 214.6
CW: 213.4
GW: 205

Minneey
10-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146

"Pizza and deserts taste yucky"
"Pizza and deserts taste yucky"
"Pizza and deserts taste yucky"

Thanks Tuscany for my weekend mantra. Will be testing it out after work tomorrow night. Another favourite one of mine is:

"I am not hungry, I am thirsty"

Makes me laugh because I normally am actually very hungry! At least it makes me smile though!

Woodstock, lets hope it's not confession time on Monday. See you here. I'm going to try to stay below 2000 calories on each day but we'll see. A big drop at tomorrow's weigh in would certainly motivate me ;-)

Jacqui_D
10-03-2013, 11:19 PM
:yay: Yay Cincorn!!! :yay: Congrats on Onederland!!! :yay: :congrat: :yay: Great job!!! :yay: Time to dance!!! :carrot: :broc: :cb: :yay:

Welcome Marymo and Campana! Glad you've joined us! Good luck!

Boatingmommy, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss in your extended family. And yes, this is a great thread! We have such a fantastic group of people here! :yes:

Woodstock, Thanks! And congrats on the half-pound down! :cp:

Emme, I hope things get better for you. And it's huge that you haven't binged if that's one of your issues with eating! I'm so proud of you!!! Keep it up!

DaisyBelle, you're getting closer to Onederland all the time! Woohoo!

Minneey, keeping my fingers crossed for you on a big motivational drop! :crossed: Love the mantras, lol!

DaisyBelle
10-04-2013, 01:02 AM
Jacqui, it is so exciting to be getting close to Onederland! that alone is incredible motivation right now :)

183StGB
10-04-2013, 02:08 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 81.1kg (178.8lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1500
yesterday's exercise: walk, 3km 1hour
today's weigh-in: 80.4kg (177.2lbs)
change: - 0.7kg (-1.6lbs)

good morning :)

Hoopty hiiiiiii :D

cincorn woohoo onederland!!

Minneey those Mantras are great! I shall use them too ;)

I will be on a trip this Weekend, unfortunately I won't be able to choose what I'm eating, but I can choose how much :) yay Portion control.

Everybody have a great Weekend!!

SouthernBell02
10-04-2013, 04:01 AM
WOW!!! I had a big drop this week. Since Oct 1 I've lost 3.3 pounds but since last Friday I lost 4.4 pounds!!! Holy Moly! And with TOM too. Almost made it to my goal in 3 days. Now to keep it going!!

Oct 1~ 238.0
Oct 4~234.7 (-3.3)(TOM)
Oct 11~
Oct 18~
Oct 25~
Oct 31~
Goal~234.0

Congrats Cincorn or hitting onederland!

I almost forgot this weeks loss makes it 60 pounds lost since March!! 20% from my heaviest and 40% of my total weight to lose!!

Sum38
10-04-2013, 07:25 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4

Rhiko
10-04-2013, 07:49 AM
:goodscaleI did it! 199.4 this morning! Helloooooo One-derland! :D It's been almost 2 years since I've seen you! I weighed about 180 12 years ago and then I quit smoking...gained like 40 lb.s in what seemed like overnight! Slowly put the rest on. About 2 years ago I got down to 198 but began quickly to regain. I'm not going to do that again! I'm going to crush the 198 by the end of October!

:congrat: :dance:

Tuscany
10-04-2013, 08:05 AM
Slight (¼ lb) drop for me this morning:

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50

Turtle: Fingers crossed for a whoosh in your near future!

Jacqui: Another pound…way to go!

Emme: Glad to see your recent gain disappeared, and great progress on dealing with the recent stressful weeks.

cincorn: ONEderland…Congratulations!! :bravo::cb::dancer:

Sum: Great progress so far.

SouthernBell: Terrific start to October, and congratulations on the overall 60 lb loss!

Woodstock: I didn’t need to look at the chart, since you and I are the same height and I remember how terrific I felt when the scales fell below 150. October is starting off well for you!

183StGB: Way to stay on plan during your holiday day!

boatingmommy: You’re off to a great start!

Minneey: How about “I’m not hungry, I’m just in the mood to do squats”! :)

DaisyBelle: Nice loss so far!

Marymo & Campana: Welcome and good luck meeting your October goals!

Emme
10-04-2013, 08:22 AM
10/1: 200.4 (2440 calories)
10/2: 202.8 (1620)
10/3: 200.2 (1515)
10/4: 199.8

I'm happy to see onederland, but I don't consider myself out of the 200s until I've gotten down to 197. With all the fluid, sodium, and TOM fluctuations, that's my official "out of the 200s" number. :)

183, great attitude to have surrounding portion control! Have a fun weekend.

SouthernBell, holy moly!!:celebrate: That's an awesome drop! Great job on almost being at your goal already! And 60 pounds lost...you rock!

Sum, congrats on the pound loss!

Tuscany, slight drops are great -- they show that the scale is moving in the right direction.

Sum38
10-04-2013, 08:23 AM
Emme Congrats!!!

Turtle11
10-04-2013, 08:53 AM
Congrats Cincorn and Emme!!! Onederland :woohoo:

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0

Jacqui_D
10-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Still at 187 today! :D

:yay: Yay Emme!!! :yay: Congrats on Onederland!!! :yay: :congrat: :yay: Since you consider this only an unofficial Onederland, I'll save the dancing things until you hit 197...well, except for maybe this guy: :carrot: (Gotta dance, lol!) :yay:

Daisy, keep it going! :cheer:

183, great job on the 1.6 loss! :flow2: And portion control's a good thing!

Amanda, wonderful!!! You are just killing it! Whatever your secret is, keep it up! 60 lbs since March, woohoo! :dancer:

Sum, looking good! :cp:

Good job, Tuscany! Sometimes I wish I had a scale that measured 1/4's, but then, I'm already scale-obsessed enough, lol! :yes:

Turtle, yay on the new low! :cb:

Woodstock
10-04-2013, 11:51 AM
No change for me today! Ran 10K and ate on plan yesterday so I will take it in stride. More concerned about navigating this weekend!

SW: 152.6
GW: 144.6

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)

Congrats on the unofficial onederland, Emme, and we will celebrate the official milestone when it arrives soon!

Tuscany, I can completely appreciate your comments!! On this roller-coaster i've been on for the last few years, the lowest i've gotten to is 149 (in august) at which time I fit in to all the clothes I ultimately want to and felt such a difference in myself. I celebrated a bit too much and find myself working towards that number (and lower) again.

Minneey, I'm with you on the 2000 calorie target as well! I'm booked in to a four course prix fix tonight (morrocan), so this will be interesting. I've just looked at the menu and there does seem to be a light option for each course.

Congratulations everyone on what looks like a very productive start to the month! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Rhiko
10-04-2013, 09:49 PM
Still 65.1 kgs. I've been eating triple choc brownies over the past 3 days... Why? Because my partner made them for work, left half here and won't have any himself. So, because I don't like to waste food (there are starving children all over the world etc, etc) I've been having a little bit everyday. In saying that, I'm still over the moon that my weight is finally moving downwards again!

:congrat: to everyone so far!

Sum38
10-05-2013, 08:10 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2

Turtle11
10-05-2013, 09:11 AM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8

Suds14
10-05-2013, 09:41 AM
Hey team. I had made Saturda mornings my official weigh in day. But I think I need to reevaluate that. Last night I went out with a friend and had no preplan in my back pocket. We ended up at a pizza and wine bar (double trouble). We shared a pizza and each had 2 glasses of wine. The small victory here is that I sent her home with my other two pieces, because I KNEW I'd get home from seeing her and scarf them the second I got home. With that said this morning I was at 178.2 I imagine that is inflated due to last night.

I'm thinking I'm going to move weigh in days to Thursday mornings, as that gives m a bit of wiggle room for the weekends.

Here's to a new day with a whole new set of calories :)

Woodstock
10-05-2013, 11:11 AM
I normally take the weekend off from weighing, and that reflects my typical off plan behaviour friday through sunday. What is different this time around is a vigilant attempt to take control of my weekend nutrition, so here goes. Although I was out for a four course Moroccan dinner last night, I chose the lightest option for each and learned that I could enjoy a great dinner and not stuff myself. My friend beside me felt so full that he didn't want to move and I felt great - loved it!

SW: 152.6
GW: 144.6

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)

Minneey
10-05-2013, 12:50 PM
Woodstock! This last post is just the motivation I need! Last night was just about okay - total cals 2167. Had set out to only have a main course, complete with mantras in mind, but failed to resist. Ended up eating loads but burned so much on the insanity workout I was 'insanely' hungry!

That said, just weighed in and I'm a pound down. Just got to try and go easy on my three course set menu meal tonight. Gulp! Hoping to be disciplined and take some lighter choices...

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144

The 140's are on the horizon now!!

urockmom
10-05-2013, 03:45 PM
Hi! I am in for October but am just late in getting signed up. My goal is 6 pounds this month. I have been keeping track of the weight this week-unfortunately!-but will do better about recording on the forum every day! Promise!

SW: 189.5
GW: 183.5

10/1: 189.5
10/2: 188
10/3: 191.5 (!!!)
10/4: 190
10/5: 189

Tuscany
10-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Well, the ¼ lb that I lost yesterday came back for a little visit this morning. I'm about to kick it to the curb!

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75

Turtle: I see you and I both went up…hopefully you will also lose the newfound gain, and then some, tomorrow.

Jacqui: I’m glad your recent losses are sticking.

Emme: Even though it’s not officially official, I will still say CONGRATULATIONS!! :carrot::carrot::bravo::cp::dance::cb:

Woodstock: Great way to control your weekend diet. I hope you get back down to 149 very soon…and then blow right by it!

Minneey: Terrific progress so far…good luck tonight!

Sum: October is looking great so far.

Rhiko: I sympathize with your dilemma…triple chocolate brownies would be hard to resist!

Suds: Good luck with Thursday’s weigh in.

urockmom: Welcome and good luck meeting your October goals!

Jacqui_D
10-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Half a lb down this morning! 186.5! Of course, it's cheat day, so that's not going to stick, but still, I got there and I'll be there again in a few days! :D

Woodstock, way to stay accountable on the weekends! Love it! :spin:

Rhiko, now, now, triple chocolate brownies each day? :nono: Shouldn't your partner just take the rest to work since he's not eating them at home? But hey, congrats on the downward movement! :D

Sum, every little bit counts! :yes:

Turtle, that whoosh fairy needs to come visit! C'mon whoosh fairy! :wizard:

Suds, good luck with your new weigh-in day! Good job on sending those pizza leftovers with your friend! :cp:

Minneey, congrats on the pound down! :flow2:

Hi Urock! :wave: Glad you're joining us!

Tuscany, yep, kick it! :dancer:

Tuscany
10-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Moving in the wrong direction this morning…:?: I will be leaving this afternoon for a brief business trip, so I won’t be able to weigh or post for the next few days. While away I will be subject to business breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I hope I will be able to remain on plan. I’ll be home and back to posting on Wednesday. In the meantime, I wish everyone good luck with their weigh-ins!

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00

Jacqui: Way to lose another half pound!

Turtle11
10-06-2013, 08:55 AM
I'm actually happy it stayed the same and didn't go higher! I had some yummy pizza last night (stayed under 1450 calories for the day) but I figured the sodium would cause some water retention.

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8

Sum38
10-06-2013, 09:00 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4

gardenerjoy
10-06-2013, 10:39 AM
Welcome, fluffygrover, LovelyLeah, DaisyBelle,marymo, Campana, and urockmom!

Avezy44: 15 lbs
Zictory75: 16 lbs
HawtPotatoe: 20 lbs
anm17: 10 lbs
merrilymemory: 11.2 lbs
LittleBlueCat: 11 lbs
Rated: 12 lbs
Fresh_Feeling: 4.5 kgs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
SarainMN: 8.6 lbs
mygirlvj: 5 lbs
twish: 24 lbs
fee128: 15 lbs
183StGB: 5 lbs
Skullarix: 13 lbs
Turtle11: 6 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 5 lbs
Tuscany: 4.5 lbs
Sum38: 6 lbs
Emme: 6 lbs
Big_Fat_Rooster: 12 lbs
Jacqui_D: 6 lbs
muses: 9.25 lbs
boatingmommy: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 10 lbs
Josiee: 12 lbs
Suds14: 8.8 lbs
Minney: 9 lbs
SouthernBell02: 4 lbs
Rhiko: 1.3 kgs
Hoopty: 6 lbs
gatorgirl6: 9.8 lbs
cincorn: 7.4 lbs
Woodstock: 8 lbs
mzshaunna: 4.3 kgs
VickiN: 3.5 lbs
MrsKevin: 11.6 lbs
nitrus29: ONEderland
fluffygrover: 5 lbs
LovelyLeah: track weight
DaisyBelle: 9.6 lbs
marymo: 8 lbs
Campana: 8 lbs
urockmom: 6 lbs

gardenerjoy
10-06-2013, 10:39 AM
cincorn and Emme -- so happy that you're seeing ONEderland!

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 78.3 (+0.95 -- 4 days of conference food)
GW: 76

Woodstock
10-06-2013, 12:02 PM
10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)

I was good with food again, and despite a couple of glasses of wine and not doing my workout, the numbers are good to me today. I think this may be my week of good runs and workouts catching up!

Minneey, how was the dinner out last night? Good for you for getting the insanity workout in! My challenge today is a home cooked meal we have planned of Brisket and teaching friends to make home made ravioli - moderation will be key!

Minneey
10-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Uh oh! Just weighed in and I'm 3lb up from yesterday. Hoping it is the roast lunch sitting in my tummy that's made me heavier... Only tlme will tell! Have to get these weekend binges under control.

Will post more fully tomorrow... Monday is new leaf day. Keep up the good work everyone! :-)

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147

dcapulet
10-06-2013, 07:30 PM
I'd like to be in the 180's by Halloween :)

SW: 193.5
CW: 193.5
GW: 189

Jacqui_D
10-06-2013, 09:21 PM
After cheat day yesterday, I weigh 189, which is good! It's not 190! :cp:

Minneey, I hope that extra 3 lbs drops off for you over the next couple of days!

Woodstock, congrats on another pound down!

Joy, hopefully you'll lose the conference weight quickly!

Sum, keep plugging away!

Turtle, I hear ya! I'm also hoping to maintain tomorrow, when normally I'd expect to lose, because of the sodium I consumed tonight. Roasted, salted pumpkin seeds just looked pretty good (and they were)!

Tuscany, I hope you have a great trip!

Welcome, dcapulet! :wave:

OokOok
10-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Hi everyone,
This is my first post ever at all on this forum - yay! You guys are so inspirational that I want to jump in on the challenge for the rest of October if that's okay. I started out 10/1 at 194, I'm currently at 192, and am aiming for 184 by Halloween. Wish me luck!
Beth

Jacqui_D
10-06-2013, 11:02 PM
Hi everyone,
This is my first post ever at all on this forum - yay! You guys are so inspirational that I want to jump in on the challenge for the rest of October if that's okay. I started out 10/1 at 194, I'm currently at 192, and am aiming for 184 by Halloween. Wish me luck!
Beth

Hi Beth! :welcome: I'm so glad you're joining us! Good luck! :cheer:

183StGB
10-07-2013, 02:12 AM
last weigh-in(10/4): 80.4kg (177.2lbs)
today's weigh-in: 81.6 (179.9lbs)
Change: +1.2kg (+2.6lbs)

Good morning everybody :)

I'm back from my Weekend trip -- portion control did work, but I couldn't resist the Cookies and Drinks at night. I don't sweat it because I had a really good time.
I'm headed back to the dentist today to have the stitches from my wisdom teeth removed, and I hope he'll clear me for light exercise :)
Anyways, it's my last week off before school starts again :/ got to make the best of it ;)

Happy Monday and have a good week!

Sum38
10-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8

Turtle11
10-07-2013, 09:23 AM
Hoping for a 160 this week and maybe even a 159 by the end of the weekend :)


SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4

Jacqui_D
10-07-2013, 09:27 AM
Half a lb down to 188.5 this morning! I have to admit, I'm a little surprised after eating salted pumpkin seeds last night. I didn't think the scale would start moving down again before tomorrow. :cp:

SW: 189
GW: 183
Low before cheat day: 186.5
High after cheat day: 189
CW: 188.5

183, hopefully the pounds from the cookies and drinks will drop off soon! :crossed:

Sum, good job! :flow2:

Turtle, may the whoosh fairy come visit! :D

Emme
10-07-2013, 10:38 AM
Good morning, all! :welcome3: to all the newbies! Good luck this month.

I ate a nice, juicy burger with fries on Saturday and I paid for it over the weekend! I'm going to slam water like crazy today and stick to my calorie count. This is why I don't consider myself to be in onederland until I'm at least 197...too many fluctuations.

10/1: 200.4 (2440 calories)
10/2: 202.8 (1620)
10/3: 200.2 (1515)
10/4: 199.8
10/5: 200.2
10/6: 202.2
10/7: 201.6

gardenerjoy
10-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Welcome, dcapulet and OokOok!

Avezy44: 15 lbs
Zictory75: 16 lbs
HawtPotatoe: 20 lbs
anm17: 10 lbs
merrilymemory: 11.2 lbs
LittleBlueCat: 11 lbs
Rated: 12 lbs
Fresh_Feeling: 4.5 kgs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
SarainMN: 8.6 lbs
mygirlvj: 5 lbs
twish: 24 lbs
fee128: 15 lbs
183StGB: 5 lbs
Skullarix: 13 lbs
Turtle11: 6 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 5 lbs
Tuscany: 4.5 lbs
Sum38: 6 lbs
Emme: 6 lbs
Big_Fat_Rooster: 12 lbs
Jacqui_D: 6 lbs
muses: 9.25 lbs
boatingmommy: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 10 lbs
Josiee: 12 lbs
Suds14: 8.8 lbs
Minney: 9 lbs
SouthernBell02: 4 lbs
Rhiko: 1.3 kgs
Hoopty: 6 lbs
gatorgirl6: 9.8 lbs
cincorn: 7.4 lbs
Woodstock: 8 lbs
mzshaunna: 4.3 kgs
VickiN: 3.5 lbs
MrsKevin: 11.6 lbs
nitrus29: ONEderland
fluffygrover: 5 lbs
LovelyLeah: track weight
DaisyBelle: 9.6 lbs
marymo: 8 lbs
Campana: 8 lbs
urockmom: 6 lbs
dcapulet: 4.5 lbs
OokOok: 10 lbs

gardenerjoy
10-07-2013, 11:17 AM
SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.85 (-0.45 -- amazing what a day on-plan will do)
GW: 76

Rated
10-07-2013, 11:18 AM
SW:175
CW:170.0
GW: 163

Emme - I hear you on the fluctuations, I have been bouncing up and down a lot lately so it is hard to get excited when the scale goes down, since you know there is a possibility of it going right back up again.

Woodstock
10-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Oops - moderation won out for most of the weekend but cooking Sunday dinner last night with friends and wine etc. and I'm up 1.4 lbs today. Time to face the music at the gym!!

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)

Campana
10-07-2013, 06:03 PM
Im happy to post some progress on this challenge as of this morning I weigh 215. When I began this challenge last week I was at 217. My goal is 209 by Holloween. Good luck yall

Minneey
10-07-2013, 06:42 PM
Campana and Ook Ook! Way to go on progress so far... Halloween is a great day to set yourself a target for...! Sure there is a spooky analogy there but can't think of anything witty to say! :-)

Tuscany - good luck on your trip! See you when your back.., hopefully you'll get a nice surprise on those scales...!!!

Rhiko - that sounds like a brownie disaster! So hard not to eat home baked treats!

Woodstock - my fellow weekender! I wasnt too pleased with my will power this weekend ! Here's hoping for a good week ahead and lots of good workouts... Did a 10K tonight too and my legs felt like lead the whole route. Ouch!

Im back down today which is good but had a feeling yesterday's roast lunch made me a bit heavy yesterday...

Really determined to get close to my goal this month...

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144

183StGB
10-08-2013, 02:35 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 81.6 (179.9lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1429
yesterday's exercise: --
today's weigh-in: 80.7kg (177.9lbs)
change: - 0.9kg (-2lbs)

Have a good day everyone!

cincorn
10-08-2013, 09:40 AM
I've only lost 2.2 lbs. so far this month! I'm really going to have to step up my game to meet my goal of 7.4 lbs. for October! I crushed my 7 lb. goal in August and September. October is giving me fits!!!

Turtle11
10-08-2013, 10:06 AM
So TOM should be here tomorrow or the next day, so I probably won't see a whoosh until a few days after that has started.


SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2

Woodstock
10-08-2013, 10:24 AM
Down 1.2 today and 1.8 overall for the week.

SW 152.6
GW 144.6

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)

gardenerjoy
10-08-2013, 10:43 AM
SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.35 (-0.5 -- back to the starting line!)
GW: 76

Emme
10-08-2013, 10:44 AM
Um, I'm thinking my goal of six pounds for October was a bit too lofty seeing as I'm 8 days in and technically I should be down 1.5 pounds by now. Oh well. Some days I feel like stopping because it just takes so much work, but I've done this before and I know how to do it. I just have to stay focused.

I haven't been able to exercise very much and that really stinks. I used to be able to work out every single day before I had my daughter and I loved it! Now, when 8:00 rolls around and she's in bed, I just collapse. I do have a rec center at work, though, so I should really start taking advantage of it over lunch. That's my own lazy fault for not doing that. I used to go a lot over the summer, but then I stopped.

10/1: 200.4 (2440 calories)
10/2: 202.8 (1620)
10/3: 200.2 (1515)
10/4: 199.8
10/5: 200.2
10/6: 202.2
10/7: 201.6
10/8: 200.8

183, great job! :carrot:

cincorn, you're doing so great! I've lost nothing, so don't beat yourself up.

Turtle, ugh, TOM...I hope you get an awesome whoosh after it's gone!


Woodstock, congrats on the loss! You're doing great.

Big Fat Rooster
10-08-2013, 10:46 AM
My weight this morning 246
start weight 248

2 little lbs for this week :D

BFR

Jacqui_D
10-08-2013, 02:01 PM
Probably because of hormones, I am up to 190 this morning. I was hoping the 190's were gone for good, but apparently not. I haven't been off plan so that's not it. I'm going to focus on drinking green tea and water today and see if that helps any. I had 3 glasses of water in a row last night and wasn't running to the bathroom so obviously my body's holding onto it.

BFR, good job on the 2 lbs down! :carrot:

Emme, hang in there! I was on plan all last month and yet it took me to day 18 to finally stop going around in circles between 195 and 197. By the end of the month, however, I dropped to 189. :dust:

Joy, :cp: Onward to goal!

Woodstock, way to go! :cb:

Turtle, wishing a nice whoosh for you! :wizard:

Cincorn, there are still lots of days left! You can do it! :cheer:

183, you are just doing great! :broc:

Minneey, congrats on the big drop back down! :flow2:

Campana, yay on the 2 lb loss! :dancer:

Rated, looking good! :yes:

Minneey
10-08-2013, 06:19 PM
Day eight of insanity... cant feel my legs but it seems to be working. Dreading my seven am 'Pure cardio' workout tomorrow morning. Then will have to navigate a 'team lunch' at work - we're ordering pizza. Taking soup with me. Who will win? Soup or pizza...

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143

Suds14
10-08-2013, 10:20 PM
I'm getting anxious about Thursday's weigh in day. I changed it up a bit this week and did my own version of the Wendie Plan--not sure it that was a good move. Thursday's number should be a good indicator. On the up side of things, I FINALLY went out for a run today. I haven't been out for a solid two weeks. Today I ran my longest run yet (5.12 miles!). There were brief stops along the way to catch my breath and for water. But overall I am super happy with getting outside and taking charge of my exercise. I tend to overcompensate with food on days I work out--so I;m trying really hard to fight the urge to have a bowl of cereal right now.

Hope everyone's week is off to a good start!! Thanks for the check in...it always helps.

183StGB
10-09-2013, 07:12 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 80.7kg (177.9lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1500
yesterday's exercise: 1h walking
today's weigh-in: 80.5kg (177.4lbs)
change: - 0.2kg (-0.5lbs)

Wednesday already! Only 2 more days till the Weekend :)

Sum38
10-09-2013, 09:05 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8

Jacqui_D
10-09-2013, 09:08 AM
SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 188.5

10/1: 189
10/2: 188
10/3: 187
10/4: 187
10/5: 186.5 CD
10/6: 189
10/7: 188.5
10/8: 190
10/9: 188.5

Back down to 188.5 today. Whew! I don't know what caused me to jump up to 190 yesterday, but I'd rather that not happen again. :shrug:

Minneey, Let us know which wins out, the soup or pizza (soup! soup! soup! :cheer:).

Suds, good job on getting out there and running! :carrot:

183, glad to see the scale's still moving for you! :cp:

Sum, maintenance is a good thing! :yes:

gardenerjoy
10-09-2013, 10:09 AM
SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.45 (+0.1)
GW: 76

Woodstock
10-09-2013, 10:25 AM
up .1 lb after a Long run again last night (and eating on plan) and i am starting to see this pattern of not losing after my long runs. I think I've seen chicks posting about this phenomenon before, so I am happy to accept it and stick with the plan!

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)

Jacqui_D - way to go, happy to see great results for you this morning!

gardenerjoy - thanks for keeping such great track of all the goals - so awesome!

Minneey - if i can just say, willpower or not on the weekend, your results are amazing. Seems like you have the willpower where you need it -- way to go with the running and the intense workouts!!

Emme I'm sending wavelengths of motivational energy your way -- i think giving the lunch gym another shot this fall sounds like a great idea. It is hard to get in to the habit, isn't it. I bet you will feel great if you do decide to do it!

Turtle11
10-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Yeah!! A 160 :)


SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8

Emme
10-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Yeah, I totally didn't within my calorie range yesterday and I managed to drop a pound. I'm back on the wagon today, but it's so funny how crazy our bodies can be.

10/1: 200.4 (2440 calories)
10/2: 202.8 (1620)
10/3: 200.2 (1515)
10/4: 199.8
10/5: 200.2
10/6: 202.2
10/7: 201.6
10/8: 200.8
10/9: 199.6

Jacqui, glad you are back down!

Woodstock, thanks for the motivational energy! You're doing awesome with two pounds down already!

Suds, how awesome that you went for that long of a run. I'm working my way back up to a 5k and so far I'm only up to about 2 miles. I'll get there, though. Slowly but surely!

Turtle, look at you go!! :)

Minneey
10-09-2013, 06:32 PM
My crazy exercise regime is paying off. Exhausting but effective! Not sustainable though. Think i need to see this time as just a two month hit to get me trim for my brother's wedding at Christmas...

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142

Suds! Go you for getting out for a run.

Jacqui - soup won but I let myself have a tiny slice of pizza too. Swerved the biscuits too!

Emme, hang in there! I have a feeling there's a big drop heading your way soon :-) lunchtime gym sounds like a great idea !

stilettolife
10-09-2013, 07:46 PM
10/1 - 280
10/2 - 280
10/3 - 282
10/4 - 282 (first day of TOM - :devil:)
10/5 - 281
10/6 - 280
10/7 - 280
10/8 - 279
10/9 - 278 (last day of TOM)

Suds14
10-09-2013, 09:45 PM
I've realized that I consume food as though I will never see it again. I don't bite food--I shovel it in. I don't chew 15 times and wallow, I just gulp. I don't intentionally eat a meal, I pick and graze and graze and graze. It's nuts! Lately I've found a strategy that has seemed to alter my way of thinking. I keep telling myself you are done with today's calories---but don't worry tomorrow you get a whole new set! This seems to be working as I avoid the kitchen and late night snacks.

Thanks for all the support regarding the big run yesterday. I was definitely feeling the after affects today. But I felt strong and proud and awesome! Crossing my fingers for weigh in tomorrow. Keep working hard everyone!

Tuscany
10-09-2013, 09:52 PM
I’m back from my business trip. As I feared, I was put in quite a few situations where I had a choice between eating something off plan or eating nothing. A few times, I chose to not eat…but I could only do that so often. Long story short, I gained a half pound, which puts me back to where I started October. I suppose it could have been worse. Hopefully, I will lose it again in the next day or so.

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50

Turtle: Woohoo, a 160! You’ll soon be in the 150’s. My fingers are crossed for a whoosh once TOM is over!

Jacqui: I’m glad to see you got rid of the 190’s so quickly…let’s hope that’s the last of them!

Joy: I hope I do as well as you in eliminating the extra weight from my business trip.

Emme: You’re back in ONEderland! Pretty soon, you’ll be there permanently!

Woodstock: Sometimes our bodies retain water when we step up the pace in our existing exercise routines. I suspect that’s what you’re seeing.

Minneey: Holy smokes…5 lbs since the beginning of October…you go, girl!

183StGB: You’re doing well so far!

Rated: Keep going…

Campana, stilettolife & BFR: Good job losing 2 lbs since the beginning of the month!

cincorn: Losing 2.2 lbs. in the first 8 days is a great result…and puts you in great shape to lose 7.4 lbs for the month!

Sum: A little over 2 lbs in just over a week…good job!

Suds: Way to go with the running! Good luck with Thursday’s weigh-in.

Beth & dcapulet: Welcome and good luck with your October goals!

SarainMN
10-09-2013, 10:55 PM
178 would be 60 lbs lost!!

SW-183.6
GW-175

week 1-179.1

SarainMN
10-09-2013, 10:56 PM
don't ask me how I lost 4 lbs this week but I did WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

183StGB
10-10-2013, 06:15 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 80.5kg (177.4lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1600
yesterday's exercise: 45min walking
today's weigh-in: 79.9kg (176.1lbs)
change: - 0.6kg (-1.3lbs)

have a great day :)

Sum38
10-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151

Turtle11
10-10-2013, 09:28 AM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2

gardenerjoy
10-10-2013, 10:15 AM
SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.45 (NC)
GW: 76

Campana
10-10-2013, 10:48 AM
SW217 (10/3/13)
CW 212 (10/10/13)
GOAL 209 by (10/31/13)

I'm pretty close to my goal weight for this challenge. I am very optimistic I know I will get to my goal! I underarand that first week is the ine where you loose the most so I know I shouldn't be expecting to loose another 5 lbs in the next week. But don't get diacouraged easily Campana (I know I tend to do that a lot) Great job everyone lets keep on loosing thise pounds!!!

Woodstock
10-10-2013, 10:56 AM
I'm up .1 lb today

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)
10/10: 151.0 (+.1)

This morning i was a bit disappointed at the scale as I burned a lot of calories at the gym yesterday and expected to lose rather than gain. It is likely the Dim Sum lunch I had. I decided to eat an apple half an hour before lunch to control my appetite and I thought it worked quite well as I wasn't starving when we sat down to eat and i only had 5 steamed dumplings. My fitness pal indicated these types of dumplings can be 50 calories, but i suspect now that is an understatement of calories.

Or, as you mentioned Tuscany, this could still be exercise -- I have a trainer and we trained my legs last night like I've never done before. Perhaps there is a woosh in my near future! LOL

Tuscany - I think you did great to be so conscious of your choices on your business trip. It is so tough in these situations where you have no access to things from your plan.

Way to go, Campana, how awesome that you are so close to goal already!

Jacqui_D
10-10-2013, 11:40 AM
I'm back down to my low, 186.5! Thanks Whoosh Fairy! :wizard:

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 186.5

10/1: 189
10/2: 188
10/3: 187
10/4: 187
10/5: 186.5 CD
10/6: 189
10/7: 188.5
10/8: 190
10/9: 188.5
10/10: 186.5

I've started keeping a log of my weight loss to see if I can spot any patterns, because to tell you the truth, I'm still not quite sure why this diet works when I have a cheat day every week that always causes me to put on a lb or 2 the day after! Yes it drops back off in the next 2-3 days, but do I really lose or at least maintain every single week? So, tallying the stats, this is the picture I've gotten since the first cheat day in August when I started keeping track:

Week 1--High 201.5, Low 200
Week 2--High 200, Low 197
Week 3--High 199, Low 197
Week 4--High 199.5, Low 196
Week 5--High 196.5, Low 195
Week 6--High 197, Low 195
Week 7--High 196.5, Low 191
Week 8--High 191, Low 188.5
Week 9--High 190.5, Low 187
Week 10--(not yet complete)

I kind of like this way of looking at my progress. I might have a low at the beginning of a week and a high at the end, but overall, I can see what's going on. The low of each week is always lower than or maintains the low of the previous week, which is good because that shows a steady pace of weight loss. However, the same is not true of the highs. Week 4 and 6 have higher highs than the weeks before them. I guess the message I should take away from that is don't fret the highs. They will work themselves out and lead to lower lows! :D

And I still don't understand why my diet works, lol!

Jacqui_D
10-10-2013, 12:07 PM
No, I haven't forgotten personals, lol! My last post was just too long!

Turtle, yay! 160's! (Boo 161's!) Now for a drop straight to 159! :crossed:

Tuscany, glad you are home safely! And don't worry, I'm sure that extra water weight will drop away soon!

Joy, the whoosh fairy needs to get the message: 76! 76! 76! Enough of the 77's already! :D

Woodstock, it sounds like your body is holding water to repair your muscles. It will soon drop off!

Emme, woohoo on the lb down!

Minneey, good job on the good eating! :cp: And I hear ya on the wedding weight. My daughter gets married in April and it's a big motivating factor!

Stiletto, congrats on the lb down (and the end of TOM, lol)! :yes:

Suds, great job on that realization about food! I think we all eventually have to come to that conclusion or we are doomed to gain weight again!

Sara, Woohoo! You are so close to that 60 lbs down! :carrot:

183, you go! You are killing it!

Sum, yay on the lb down! :spin:

Campana, you're doing great! :cb:

Keep up the good work, everyone!

Suds14
10-10-2013, 02:07 PM
The scale read 177.8 this morning. A bit disappointing as I thought I would maybe see 176. Regardless, I will keep fighting and working hard.

In other news, I roasted beets late night and am having them in my salad for lunch. Sooo gooood!

DaisyBelle
10-10-2013, 03:07 PM
SW: 214.6
CW: 212.0
GW: 205

10/1: 214.6
10/2: 214.2
10/3: 213.4
10/4: 214.4
10/5: 213.0
10/6: 213.4
10/7: 213.4
10/8: 213.4
10/9: 212.2
10/10: 212.0

total lost so far: 2.6lbs

Minneey
10-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Welcome home Tuscany :-) Half a pound will fall away soon. That's amazing will power choosing not to eat to stay in the game. In my experience those work events are a succession of evil biscuit temptations.

Day ten on this forum and I've been raving about it to my friends. Finding is so motivating and supportive. Thanks everyone.

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142

Just the Friday night hazard to navigate tomorrow. I've heard rumours about a Chinese. Gulp...

Tuscany
10-10-2013, 08:57 PM
This morning, I shed the half pound arising from my business trip, but that still only puts me down a half pound so far for the month. Sooooo…hopefully Ms. Whoosh Fairy will visit soon. I’d even settle for Baby Whoosh Fairy!

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00

Turtle: The whoosh fairy needs to visit you too…150’s, 150’s, 150’s!

Jacqui: It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand why your diet is working, as long as it keeps working! :)

Joy: You too are deserving of the whoosh fairy…that fairy needs to get busy!

Woodstock: Yep... Our bodies retain water to help repair the minor muscle tears that arise when we start a new exercise routine. There’s a whoosh in your future very soon!

Minneey: I too find this Forum to be very helpful, especially this challenge thread. Good luck navigating the Friday night hazard!

183StGB: You’ve lost about 4 lbs since the beginning of the month…good job!

Campana: Great loss so far, although you’re right…we often see larger losses in the first week, a fair bit of which is water weight.

Sum: Great month so far…keep going!

Suds: If you’re at 177.8, then you’ve lost 3 lbs so far this month…which is great progress!

Sara: 4 lbs in one week is definite progress!

DaisyBelle: Good month so far!

Rhiko
10-10-2013, 10:36 PM
65kgs on the nose! That's only .1 in the last 7 days. Here we go again with the slow weight drop :dizzy:

I dislike my scales though because the numbers kept jumping from 64.7 to 65.0 numerous times before it settled. Drives me crazy sometimes lol

183StGB
10-11-2013, 06:07 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 79.9kg (176.1lbs)
yesterday's calories: 4000
yesterday's exercise: 45min walking
today's weigh-in: 80.0kg (176.3lbs)
change: +0.1kg (+0.2lbs)

good morning everyone :)

I was SUPER reluctant about posting today -- I was out drinking last night, and I went totally overboard. The 4,000cals are a guesstimation, because really, I don't even remember what all I drank/ate. Yeah, once in a while. I am glad class starts in 10 days, it will bring a little more routine and seriousness into my life.
I went to run first Thing in the morning though :) First time after I had my wisdom teeth pulled, but I'm glad it went well. It is freezing cold in Germany though! It even snowed some places. We kinda skipped fall, I guess.

You guys are really awesome at writing personal Messages :)
let me try and catch up.

Campana great you're so Close to your Goal already! Keep going, and you'll exceed your own expectations! (which is an awesome thing, IMO ;))

Woodstock I wouldn't sweat a 0.1 gain. Could just be an error on your scale. I always find it super hard when I'm eating out though, because you never know how many calories the food has. The MFP values are more guesstimations -- I don't rely on it too much. I hope the dumplings were yummy though!

Jacqui_D it's prett awesome you have those weight-loss stats! This is my first month tracking Progress daily, and I already find it super interesting to evaluate it. Thanks for sharing yours :) And also thanks for writing personal encouraging Messages every day! Means a lot.

Suds14 you'll see the 176 soon! I'm bouncing around that number right now aswell. We can do it! Also, roasted beets Sound super delicious. I never had that before, but now I totally want to try!

DaisyBelle it's going down! Wootwoot!

Minneey mmh Chinese! If you want to eat it, you should! Hope you enjoy it :)

Tuscany you'll see the woosh fairy! And also, thank you for being so supportive :)

Rhiko every loss, no matter how small, is a win!

Yay, I wrote personals! Everybody have a great day. And a good weekend :)

Turtle11
10-11-2013, 09:19 AM
160s... come back... come back... :(

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2

Jacqui_D
10-11-2013, 10:01 AM
Woohoo! I'm down to 185.5 today! That's a lb down from yesterday and 25.5 lbs down total! :yay:

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 185.5
Week 10-High 190, Low 185.5

183, how wonderful that you did post today! Your personals are so thoughtful! And it's always best to put real life out there. It'd be nice if we always did what we know we should--stay on plan, exercise every day--but we're fallible and saying so keeps us accountable, so I'm proud of you! And great job running! :cp:

Rhiko, slow loss can be frustrating :snail:, but you're losing and that's great news! Hang in there! I'm sure you have a whoosh coming soon!

Tuscany, yay on the half pound dropping off quickly! Now let's hope the whoosh fairy comes around! :wizard:

Minneey, I agree with you: This is an amazing site! Enjoy your Chinese food. Just watch your portions and drink lots of water! :T

DaisyBelle, congrats on the 2.6 lbs lost! Keep going! :flow2::

Suds, hang in there! I know you will! You have a great attitude! :sunny:

Turtle, I'm wishing the whoosh fairy for you too! 159! 159! 159! :yes:

gardenerjoy
10-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Tuscany and Jacqui, thanks for putting a bug in the Whoosh Fairy's ear for me!

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.2 (-0.25)
GW: 76

Woodstock
10-11-2013, 11:42 AM
I'm walking on air this morning to have broken in to the 140's.

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)
10/10: 151.0 (+.1)
10/11: 149.6 (-1.4)

Jacqui_D Way to go on your low!!!! Also, i think the analysis you did of the weekly max and min's is a great metric! Good info to have!

Tuscany Thanks for the woosh prediction on my part - you were right on the money. I am predicting that yours is imminent!

Minneey I hear you regarding the Chinese food tonight! I'm sure you will choose well. Try the trick i learned this week to eat some fruit before going out to eat - It helped me control my appetite and enjoy a small amount of the good stuff!

I have two Thanksgiving dinners (1 Saturday and 1 Sunday) to get through this long weekend but am also planning my gym time and running time to minimize any regressing!

Tuscany
10-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Another half pound gone this morning…a few more days of shedding half pounds and I’ll be happy!

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50

Turtle: Dear Pound #161: Get lost! You are not wanted. Go and find a new home with someone who’s looking for a few extra pounds and stop annoying Turtle! Oh yes...AND...Dear Pound #160: You’re next… start looking for a new home…

Jacqui: Good job getting to a new low AND for getting to over 25 lbs in total losses!

Joy: Yeah…but that was just the baby whoosh fairy. The baby needs extra practice, so she needs to visit a few times in a row! :)

Woodstock: Yippee…the 140’s…I’m so happy for you! All of your exercise and hard work is paying off! :woohoo:

183StGB: I’m glad you’re able to go back to running so soon after having your wisdom teeth removed…and thanks for your kind words!

Rhiko: Hoping the whoosh fairy visits you soon!

Big Fat Rooster
10-11-2013, 11:07 PM
Jaqui, I loved your weigh in comparisons :p

I have always been apprehensive about daily weights because of the "little" variances, which are not always little at all :devil: Funny how I can practically starve myself and the next day show good sized weight gain, :?: and like you and others have mentioned many times, having a "cheat" or slight binge day, expect a big gain the next day but instead are greeted with a good sized loss :o
Makes us wonder.

I started doing the daily weigh in's on Sum's daily weigh in challenge just for the heck of it and having fun with it. ;) My starting weight for this month was 248, and I hit that again day after the following weeks weigh in of 246, hitting 248 again the very next day. :dizzy:

I have hit a high during these 11 days of 256, which is up 2 lbs from my start weight of 248, and this morning my weigh in on the daily weigh in was a startling low of 240. :o This evening it is up to 246 again, but I expected that as I always weigh about 6 lbs heavier later in the day. I have three days to go for the weigh in on this challenge.......... Wonder if it will go down further or go back up?? :?: LOL any guesses??

B F R

PS ALL of you are doing great :D And thanks again for that double method Jacqui, I am going to try to use some form of it myself, hope I don't complicate it too much for me to understand it :cool:

SouthernBell02
10-12-2013, 04:13 AM
Down .8 pounds this week. Not much but Ill take it. I now am at 233.9. This last few months I have been noticing a trend. One week I will have a minimal loss/gain and then the next week I will have a huge whoosh. Has anyone seen this before. Im sure I am not the only one that this has happened to. I also now am no longer morbidly obese. I am just obese;)

Jacqui Awesome numbers!!! You are doing sooooo well!!

Turtle The whoosh fairy should be there soon. I sent her your way after she came to me last week. Hang in there!!

Turtle11
10-12-2013, 09:19 AM
Thanks everyone for sending the whoosh fairy my way. She seems to have visited, I hope she'll stick around for another day!


SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2

Sum38
10-12-2013, 09:28 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152

gardenerjoy
10-12-2013, 11:33 AM
SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.2 (NC)
GW: 76

183StGB
10-12-2013, 12:24 PM
yesterday's weigh-in: 80.0kg (176.3lbs)
yesterday's calories: 3000
yesterday's exercise: 1h run
today's weigh-in: 81.0kg (178.6lbs)
change: +1.0kg (+2.3lbs)

Hi you guys,
I'm totally lacking self control at the moment, I'm constantly hungry. Although I think I simply enjoy the chewing motion.
I went to a pumpkin exhibition today (Germany's biggest pumpkin)--
Highlight of my year!! It's so easy to get me excited, haha.

Have a great day everyone!

Minneey
10-12-2013, 06:48 PM
Just a quick one today... Feeling a bit guilty after making mac n cheese and apple crumble for dinner. Tomorrow's weigh in is not looking good! The battle for weekend willpower continues!

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142

Dreading my workout tomorrow. Roll on rest day:-)

Jacqui_D
10-12-2013, 07:35 PM
I was down half a lb today to an even 185! Only 2 more lbs to hit goal this month! :carrot: Of course, today is cheat day, so those lbs will have to wait just a bit, lol! :D

Amanda, congrats on moving out of the morbidly obese category!!! :yay: :carrot: :cp: :broc: :flow2: :cheers: :dancer: What a milestone! :woohoo:

Minneey, don't be discouraged. Look at your overall numbers! Maybe a weekend spurge is working for you! :yes:

BFR, I'm so glad you like my method of keeping track and I hope if you use it or a modified version of it, it serves you well! Congrats on the 240!!! :bravo: Oh, but you shouldn't weigh yourself at night, lol! We always weigh more at night. In fact, have you seen this thread's article? http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/weight-loss-news-current-events/283784-every-night-you-lose-more-than-pound-while-youre-asleep-oddest-reason.html We really do lose weight overnight, which is why we weigh less in the morning!

Turtle, I'm so glad the whoosh fairy is paying attention! 159! 159! 159! :cheer:

Yay, Joy, maintenance is good! Although, c'mon whoosh fairy! We need a 76! :wizard:

Tuscany, you are always on fire :flame: and your weight loss progress never ceases to amaze me! You are an inspiration!

183, I get excited by giant pumpkins too, lol! My town has been holding an annual pumpkin festival for over 100 years, so needless to say everyone here loves pumpkins. Our festival begins on Tuesday, so you can bet I'll be walking downtown to see the giant pumpkins, and on my cheat day next Saturday, I'll be having wonderfully yummy pumpkin delights! :T

Sum, Dear Sum's scale, stay down! I know she works out way too hard for you to jump upward like you do! :shrug:

Woodstock, woohoo! A fabulous new decade!!! Congrats! :yay:

Big Fat Rooster
10-12-2013, 10:06 PM
Jacqui, I do my weigh'ins first thing of a morning, but just tossed that evening weight in to show the 4 lbs up thing. But alas, I only lost one lb of it last night :mad:

I did not click onto that site about losing a lb at night, I am sure the reason is expiration of liquid in the breath. For the main part. But I often lose about 4 lbs getting up to go....... :dizzy: to "that" place :cool:

Keep it up gal :D


B F R

Tuscany
10-12-2013, 11:52 PM
Another quarter pound gone this morning…slowly but surely….

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25

Turtle: Woohoo… :cheer3: I REALLY want to see you in the 150’s (no doubt YOU really want to see that too). Fingers crossed… :crossed:

Jacqui: Look at you go! :broc: October is definitely working out to be your month and I hope the month continues the way it started.

Joy: Waiting for Baby Whoosh to visit again…

Minneey: I LOVE apple crumble… now you’re making me hungry! :hungry: Good luck with tomorrow’s weigh in!

183StGB: Whenever I feel hungry and it’s not mealtime, I try drinking water, which often curbs my appetite. Also, if you think you just like the chewing motion, what about sugar-free gum?

BFR: Good luck with your next weigh in!

SouthernBell: I saw that trend when I first started dieting. I hope your whoosh comes soon.

Sum: Despite the small gain, you’re still doing well so far this month…keep going!

183StGB
10-13-2013, 05:30 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 81.0kg (178.6lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1500
yesterday's exercise: 2h walking
today's weigh-in: 80.5kg (177.4lbs)
change: -0.5kg (-1.2lbs)

jacqui_D great to hear we share the same Passion for pumpkins, haha! They'll have a live broadcasting of the Europe's Biggest Pumpkin competition on local TV today, but I think that's too much, even for me ;)

Tuscany yeah, chewing gum helps a lot :) I go through a lot of gum usually, but can't right now due to the wisdom teeth Thing. Although, if I already disregard the Dr.'s advice about not running, I should totally do the same with gum :)

It's a really nice, sunny fall day over here. I came down with a cold today, unfortunately, but I guess I will still go for a Little walk in the afternoon. Or enjoy Europe's Biggest Pumpkin on TV :P
take care everyone!

Sum38
10-13-2013, 09:07 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6

gardenerjoy
10-13-2013, 11:40 AM
Apparently my body likes this EXACT weight.

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.35 (+0.15)
GW: 76

Turtle11
10-13-2013, 11:45 AM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4 !!!!

SouthernBell02
10-13-2013, 02:40 PM
Ok so I didn't even realize it but I made GOAL!!!! Now for step 2. Leave that number in the dust!!

Oct 1~ 238.0
Oct 4~234.7 (-3.3)(TOM)
Oct 11~233.9 (-.8)
Oct 18~
Oct 25~
Oct 31~
Goal~234.0

Jacqui_D
10-13-2013, 04:22 PM
I only gained half a lb on cheat day! That's exciting! :flow2:

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 185.5

10/12: 185 Cheat Day
10/13: 185.5
10/14:
10/15:
10/16:
10/17:
10/18:

Amanda, congrats on making goal this month! Great job! :carrot: :broc: :cb:

Turtle, yay! I'm glad for you! :woohoo:

Joy, our bodies do seem to do their own thing sometimes! :shrug:

Sum, yay on the drop! :cp:

BFR, you are right about why we lose weight at night, although I think your explanation for overnight weight loss is just as valid, lol! :lol:

Tuscany, good job! Every little bit gets you there! :snail: :yes:

183, haha! Our little town's local tv station has live broadcasting of our pumpkin festival all week long. If there isn't a parade or judging going on, they just air all the people walking around. It's must-see tv, lol! :kickcan:

Hoopty
10-13-2013, 05:04 PM
I'm on antibiotics due to a UTI so needless to say I haven't been feeling well. I made it down to 143.2 lbs a couple of days ago but that didn't stick.
I'm gonna try my hardest to eat healthily tomorrow and maybe even work out. We're about halfway through the month so I definitely got time to make it to 140 lbs and then focus on getting into the 130s. I'm probably at 145 lbs right now.

CONGRATS to everyone who is doing so well!

Minneey
10-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Southernbell - wowsa! thats completely amazing. are you going to set a new goal for the rest of the month?

Sum - you're doing so well this month. That goal is already in sight! Seems like your plan is really working for you!

Turtle - hello 150's! Wooohoooo!

Jacqui - weighed in today, clearly these weekend binges are working as I'm a lb down. Very puzzling but also big relief.

Woodstock - well done for hitting the 140s! Those workouts are paying off. How did you get on with those dinners?

Keep up the good work guys - I always lose motivation in the second half of the month. Must stay on track.... Must stay on track...

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142
Oct 13 141

Rhiko
10-13-2013, 09:21 PM
I see that people that some people are making progress this month while others are locked in a head-to-head battle with their weight, just like me! Keep it up ladies and gentleman, we are doing great :)


Well, I'm back up to 65.1 and the scales are still teasing me with 64.7. I swear it almost settled on the lower number, but then jumped back up in the last second before my official weight flashed on the screen. What a pain lol

The reason it went up is because I had a b'day party to attend over the weekend and we played a murder mystery game. Our food was to die for :lol: Anyway, after the main course I was super full and then I had a bit too much dessert. Too busy working my characters blackmailing ways to take the time to measure my food. And yes, my character was the victim!
It was fun though! I'll probably go out running today and get rid of some of that weight, but I do believe my TOM tummy/weight is coming :yikes:

Tuscany
10-13-2013, 10:45 PM
This morning, the scales jumped back up to 143.0, even though I was on plan yesterday and have been all week. Not happy! :tantrum:

I imagine tomorrow they may jump up again, since this weekend is our (Canadian) Thanksgiving and today I went to my parents’ house for dinner and ate turkey. No doubt I will pay dearly for that. Oh well, it was yummy turkey! :D

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00

Turtle: Yeah… :cheer2::cheer3::cheer2: I’m SO happy for you and I hope it sticks! Down, scale, down!

Jacqui: Only a ½ pound…that’s great. I gained ¾ and I didn’t even cheat!

Joy: I know how you feel! I’m beginning to think my body likes hovering around 143, since that’s what it’s done all month.

Minneey: You seem to have made it through the weekend without too much penalty…good job!

183StGB: Oops…I forgot about your wisdom teeth when I suggested gum! I hope your cold is not too bad and that you feel better soon.

Amanda: Congrats on making goal mid-month! :carrot:

Sum: Moving in the right direction!

Hoopty: I hope you’re feeling better soon…good luck getting out of the 140’s.

Rhiko: I hope your run does the trick!

183StGB
10-14-2013, 04:32 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 80.5kg (177.4lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1800
yesterday's exercise: --
today's weigh-in: 79.6kg (175.5lbs)
change: -0.9kg (-1.9lbs)

have a lovely day everyone :)

Sum38
10-14-2013, 07:37 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6

Turtle11
10-14-2013, 09:43 AM
I visited the doctor on Friday, and they measured me... soooo didn't want that, because I somehow knew I wasn't 5'6 anymore. And I must have shrunk. I am in between 5'5 and 5'5.5 now. (I'm going with 5'5.5) But now my mini goals are wrong, and normal BMI is 152 instead of 154. Oh well, I guess its only two lbs, and I wasn't getting there until November anyway.


So I've been REALLY bad a personals this month. Shame on me

Tuscany - I'm sure you'll get a whoosh soon. It must be water weight from the turkey and you'll be back to your consistant .5 lb loss per hour :)

Jacqui - You're doing so amazing. Only two lbs left for the month. If I get stuck again I'm going to try the low carb thing, you have such great success on it.

Woodstock - congrats on seeing that 149, I know it'll be back around soon. I definately retain water after I start a new workout routine.

Southern - I seem to only lose in whooshes and maintain the rest of the time. I don't know if it is hormones... but I really only lose for about 6-8 days a month. Those days are great, but it can get discouraging the other 22 days of the month. Congrats on meeting GOAL!!!

Minneey - I made some apple crumble too the other day. It's so yummy and SOO fall, its hard not to make fun apple and pumpkin dishes this time of the year. Your dropping lbs like crazy!

183 - hope you feel better soon!

Sum - You are already so close to goal for the month and the 140s!!

Joy - my body got fixated on 165 for forever. Come on 76!!

Hoopty - sorry about the UTI, I'm sure once that completely clears up your body will go back down.

Rhiko - I hope it settles on the 64.7 today :) That murder mystery sounds really cool. I've always wanted to try one of those.

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4
Oct 14: 159.8

Jacqui_D
10-14-2013, 10:46 AM
Well, I'm back up to 186. I guess my cheat day weight just decided to show up! Actually, I didn't drink enough water yesterday. I'll have to rectify that today. :yes:

Hoopty, UTI's are evil! I hope you feel better soon! :hug:

Minneey, congrats on being another lb down! :dancer:

Rhiko, your murder mystery dinner sounded like so much fun. I'm glad you had a great time! :mag:

Tuscany, my scale is misbehaving too. I think they may need a talking to! :club:

183, yay on the big drop! :dance:

Sum, woohoo on the new low! :yay:

Turtle, ugh, that's why I'm afraid of being measured again. I don't want to shrink! I've always had a swayed back (as can be seen in my 2nd photo in this thread: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/288483-dear-me-do-not-open-before-march.html). If my spine were straighter, no doubt Id be an inch taller! I don't want to find out I may be even shorter! :eek: By the way, do they measure with your shoes on or off?

Emme
10-14-2013, 10:53 AM
Good morning, all! Argh, these past few weeks have really been a struggle for me. We are in the process of moving and I've let calorie counting slide big time because I'm focused and distracted on other things.

I'm not drinking enough water (I was sick for a week, still came to work, and pounded coffee and pop for days to stay awake), and I'm not exercising a lot. I'm not going to weigh myself until October 31st because I'm sure I've done some damage.

I am going to go for a run tonight, paint some bedrooms tomorrow, and focus more on my eating and calories.

I hope everyone is doing GREAT!

gardenerjoy
10-14-2013, 11:32 AM
Yay, SouthernBell02, first on the board for October! What an inspiration for the rest of us!

Avezy44: 15 lbs
Zictory75: 16 lbs
HawtPotatoe: 20 lbs
anm17: 10 lbs
merrilymemory: 11.2 lbs
LittleBlueCat: 11 lbs
Rated: 12 lbs
Fresh_Feeling: 4.5 kgs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
SarainMN: 8.6 lbs
mygirlvj: 5 lbs
twish: 24 lbs
fee128: 15 lbs
183StGB: 5 lbs
Skullarix: 13 lbs
Turtle11: 6 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 5 lbs
Tuscany: 4.5 lbs
Sum38: 6 lbs
Emme: 6 lbs
Big_Fat_Rooster: 12 lbs
Jacqui_D: 6 lbs
muses: 9.25 lbs
boatingmommy: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 10 lbs
Josiee: 12 lbs
Suds14: 8.8 lbs
Minney: 9 lbs
SouthernBell02: 4 lbs
Rhiko: 1.3 kgs
Hoopty: 6 lbs
gatorgirl6: 9.8 lbs
cincorn: 7.4 lbs
Woodstock: 8 lbs
mzshaunna: 4.3 kgs
VickiN: 3.5 lbs
MrsKevin: 11.6 lbs
nitrus29: ONEderland
fluffygrover: 5 lbs
LovelyLeah: track weight
DaisyBelle: 9.6 lbs
marymo: 8 lbs
Campana: 8 lbs
urockmom: 6 lbs
dcapulet: 4.5 lbs
OokOok: 10 lbs

gardenerjoy
10-14-2013, 11:32 AM
SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.25 (-0.1)
GW: 76

Minneey
10-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Turtle, you're getting seriously close to your next mini goal !

Well, feeling a bit 'humph' as I seem to have reached a standstill at 142 over the last week. Going to wait patiently for a whoosh...

Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting ... ... ...

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142
Oct 13 141
Oct 14 142

Tuscany
10-14-2013, 11:27 PM
Yesterday’s turkey dinner resulted in another ½ lb gain, so I’m now all the way back to where I started at the beginning of October, even though my only cheat was yesterday’s turkey dinner. Hopefully, the back half of the month will be better than the front half.

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00
10/14: 143.50

Turtle: You’re still in the 150’s…wonderful!! When I began my diet, I measured myself (height) for the first time in about 40 years. When I was in high school, I was 5’ 7”. I’m now 5’ 5”. So, I know how you feel!

Jacqui: Never mind a talking to…if my scale doesn’t smarten up real soon, it’s going to get a beating.

Joy: You and I seem to be stuck!

Minneey: I feel your frustration and I hope your whoosh comes soon.

183StGB: Congrats on another loss…it looks like you’re down around 5 lbs for the month so far…good work!

Emme: I hope you’re able to find some time to focus on your diet and exercise. Good luck with your move!

Sum: Nice loss…you’ll be in the 140’s soon!

183StGB
10-15-2013, 05:47 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 79.6kg (175.5lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1800
yesterday's exercise: --
today's weigh-in: 80.6kg (177.6lbs)
change: +1.0kg (+2.1lbs)

good morning everyone,
I'm still sick :( boohoo ;)
also, I'm pretty sure my scale is messed up, because I still have those 2lbs fluctuations, even though the scale is on Level ground and I put in new batteries. I'm crosschecking with my parents' manual one, and it shows a downward trend so I'm fine with it.

have a good day!

Sum38
10-15-2013, 07:43 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6
10/15: 150.4

Turtle11
10-15-2013, 09:01 AM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4
Oct 14: 159.8
Oct 15: 159.0

gardenerjoy
10-15-2013, 11:06 AM
wishin' for a whoosh

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.3 (+0.05)
GW: 76

Woodstock
10-15-2013, 11:53 AM
Catching up with my posting my progress this morning! Two Turkey dinners on the thanksgiving weekend and the associated celebration have bumped me back up to the 150's, but I'm feeling good about it because 6 months ago, I would have done twice as much "damage" and would have been slow to get back on plan. Thanks everyone for the encouragement here, it is a really big part of staying motivated!

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)
10/10: 151.0 (+.1)
10/11: 149.6 (-1.4)
10/12: 148.5 (-1.1)
10/13: 149.5 (+1)
10/14: dnw
10/15: 150.0 (+.5)

Tuscany - I hope you enjoyed the long beautiful weekend and I'm pulling for a great second half of the month for you!

Minneey - I have a feeling you will defeat 142 this week!

Jacqui - I'm jealous of how close you are to your goal - way to go!!

Turtle11 - You are so close to your next mini-goal, that must feel great :)

Jacqui_D
10-15-2013, 01:24 PM
TOM came to visit me today with another half lb up. Hopefully, the whoosh fairy will soon be on her way :angel: with a nice drop back down!

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 186.5

10/12: 185 Cheat Day
10/13: 185.5
10/14: 186
10/15: 186.5 TOM
10/16:
10/17:
10/18:

Emme, good to see you! I hope things slow down for you soon! :hug:

Joy, keeping my fingers crossed for that 76 to show up SOON! :crossed:

Minneey, I'm sure the whoosh fairy is right around the corner for you! :yes:

Tuscany, hang in there! As you well know, weight loss gets a little crazy sometimes! :dizzy:

183, I hope you get your scale out worked and :getwell:!!!

Sum and Turtle, yay! New lows for both of you! :woohoo:

Woodstock, great job not overdoing it during your Thanksgiving celebration! :thanks2:

Big Fat Rooster
10-15-2013, 02:16 PM
My weight this morning 246.8
Last weigh in -----------246

gain .8lb

Big Fatter Rooster


:D

Campana
10-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Hi everyone! This weekend I didnt choose my meal wisely. First off Myfamily and I went to a buffet for lunch I did choose healthy dishes and no bread or soda at all but I did have 3 plates yikes! That same night I had 4 beers at a get together and to top it off I had 3 slices of Pizza on Sunday. I felt horrible on Sunday night and was scares to get on the scale on Monday morning, so I decided I would work super hard during my zumba class monday and would weigh myself on tuesday morning. I was actually impressed to see that despite my bad choices I still lost one pound from last thursday.
SW 217
CW 211 (8/15/13)
Goal Weight 209 by Oct 31

Hoopty
10-15-2013, 05:33 PM
Hello everyone,

Day 2 of being completely on plan! This past weekend was terrible. I ate so much junk food because it was my Dad's 70th birthday party. And guess what, it shows on the scale. 147.4 lbs yesterday morning + today. Ugh :( I'm gonna take it one pound at a time, what matters is that I've changed my mindset and I was able to eat healthily these past 2 days. I will follow up with exercise as well once I feel ready for it.

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Turtle11 and Jacqui D - Thanks so much for the kind words and well wishes :hug:

Tuscany - Thank you :hug: I see that you're trying to get out of the 140s as well - ugh, I hate them so much!! :tantrum:

Minneey
10-15-2013, 06:18 PM
Still waiting..... 142, thou art my nemesis!

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142
Oct 13 141
Oct 14 142
Oct 15 142

Going out for afternoon tea tomorrow. A midweek willpower challenge. Booked in for spin class afterwards though, just need to make some good choices. You are all my mentors :-)

Tuscany
10-15-2013, 11:53 PM
No change for me this morning:
SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00
10/14: 143.50
10/15: 143.50

Turtle: You remain in the 150’s… :carrot::carrot::carrot:

Jacqui: The one (only?) good thing about my age is that I no longer have to worry about TOM! You’ll be back down to 185 before you know it.

Joy: Dear Whoosh Fairy: Joy and I WANT a whoosh…we NEED a whoosh…and gosh darn it, we DESERVE a whoosh!!

Minneey: Now you just give that pound #142 the heave-ho! Tell it, in no uncertain terms, that it is no longer welcome…

183StGB: I hope you feel better soon.

Woodstock: A belated Happy Thanksgiving to a fellow Canadian! I hope you also enjoyed the festivities. You’ll be back on track soon.

Sum: Every little bit counts.

B Fatter R: LOL! I’m glad to see you’re not losing your sense of humor…better luck with your next weigh in!

Campana: Glad to hear you weren’t penalized too heavily for your sins.

Hoopty: Good for you, getting right back on plan. I’ve been in the 140’s since the end of August…it’s taking forever to get into the 130’s! Although I expected it would become harder to lose weight as I got closer to goal.

183StGB
10-16-2013, 04:04 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 80.6kg (177.6lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1400
yesterday's exercise: --
today's weigh-in: 80.6kg (176.8lbs)
change: -0.4kg (-0.8lbs)

have a nice day :)

Turtle11
10-16-2013, 09:21 AM
Dear whoosh fairy, you seem to have taken a small vacation, and as I know we all need some time off, I think you need to come back to work. Tuscany, Joy, Jacqui, and Minneey have all earned a visit.

Sincerely,
HR fairy department

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4
Oct 14: 159.8
Oct 15: 159.0
Oct 16: 159.8

Sum38
10-16-2013, 09:23 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6
10/15: 150.4
10/16: 150.4

Jacqui_D
10-16-2013, 10:11 AM
Ouch, TOM is doing a number on me! I'm up another pound today, and that's after walking for hours and sticking to my diet during my town's pumpkin festival yesterday! No fun. Is it possible to gain weight just walking down the street smelling pumpkin pie, cake, ice cream, brownies, fudge, cookies, bread, doughnuts, etc.? Lol! I think I probably need to drink more water today. :shrug:

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 187.5

10/12: 185 Cheat Day
10/13: 185.5
10/14: 186
10/15: 186.5 TOM
10/16: 187.5
10/17:
10/18:

BFR, hang in there! :hug:

Campana, great news on losing a lb! As soon as I read that you had three plates at the buffet, I thought "uh-oh." But sometimes I think our metabolism needs a jolt. Apparently, it worked for you! :flow2:

Hoopty, way to go getting back on plan! Keep it up! :carrot:

Minneey, just stick to it and that scale will start moving for you again! Have fun, but not too much fun, at your afternoon tea! :D

Tuscany, keeping my fingers crossed for you to see a drop! :crossed:

183, yay, you're headed in the right direction again! Keep going! :spin:

Turtle, lol! Thanks for the whoosh fairy work order! :lol:

Sum, good job keeping it low! :cp:

gardenerjoy
10-16-2013, 10:40 AM
LOL at the HR fairy department, Turtle! Thanks for putting a good word in!

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 77.25 (-0.05)
GW: 76

Woodstock
10-16-2013, 10:51 AM
down .9lbs today

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)
10/10: 151.0 (+.1)
10/11: 149.6 (-1.4)
10/12: 148.5 (-1.1)
10/13: 149.5 (+1)
10/14: dnw
10/15: 150.0 (+.5)
10/16: 149.1 (-.9)

Looking at everyone's updates today, I have a feeling this team is getting a group Whoosh any day now - keep up the great work, I know it is coming!

Minneey
10-16-2013, 06:19 PM
Thanks to everyone sending the whoosh wishes. I am getting a bit desperate for some progress now. Insanity workout regime is seriously intense and the lack of movement is demoralising me!

On a more joyous note, today has been a good day - took some leave from work and feel good for having some time to breathe (or pant as it was during insanity this morning)!

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142
Oct 13 141
Oct 14 142
Oct 15 142
Oct 16 142

Hoopty
10-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Another OP day for me as well! I should start working out again, though. Haven't lifted any weights in almost 2 weeks, I think.
My Mom told me today that I had gained weight. And it wasn't the nice kind of way, you know. We were looking through pictures of this past weekend and I said that my hand looked fat in one of them. My mom just straight up said "that's because you gained weight" with that disgusted look, almost trying to spite me. Gah, that didn't feel good. But it motivated me even more to be healthy.

--


Tuscany - Tell me about it... I started out at 142 lbs in April, slowly made my way down to 137 lbs in mid-August and now I'm here, at 146.8 lbs this morning. It's the emotional eating and not being able to get back on plan that gets in the way every. single. time. I'm doing it to myself which is terrible but I am trying. Since we're the same height, too - how many calories do you consume and how often do you work out? I'm always curious about what other girls on here do.

Jacqui D - Thanks girl! TOM is always a pain in the boootay but I think water will definitely help flush the excess water out, though that just sounded really weird :D

Woodstock - Group whoosh? I'm all in! :)

Rhiko
10-16-2013, 09:23 PM
Well, I blew my diet out of the water yesterday! I've put back on everything I lost last month. :cry: I only hope it temporary and while my body gets over the shock of my indulgence. Hah! Oh well, I'm off to walk to uni and back to submit my assignment (Yay, 2 left this semester :D).

Keep up the good work everyone else :)

Tuscany
10-16-2013, 11:51 PM
No change for me yet again this morning. I’ll just keep plowing away, since things have to break at some point.
SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00
10/14: 143.50
10/15: 143.50

Turtle: You’re hanging in there and staying in the 150’s. And thanks for the note from the HR Fairy (LOL!)

Jacqui: TOM will soon be over and your scales will make you happy again.

Joy: You and I are equally stuck in neutral.

Minneey: You have also been stuck for a while. I hope you get a whoosh soon!

183StGB: You continue to do well with your losses.

Woodstock: You’re back in the 140’s…way to go!

Sum: You’ll lose again soon.

Hoopty: My calories range from 1,200 to 1,400…it varies a bit from day to day, but I rarely go under 1,200 and rarely go over 1,400. As for exercise, I typically average about 90 minutes a day (mostly cardio). That said, I’m 55 years old, which I suspect is a lot older than you. At my age, I need to eat less and exercise more to lose the same amount of weight as someone younger.

Rhiko: Good luck getting back on track.

Sum38
10-17-2013, 07:16 AM
GOAL :dance:

The Whoosh Fairy came to see me last night. Thanks for summoning her!

Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6
10/15: 150.4
10/16: 150.4
10/17: 148.6

Jacqui_D
10-17-2013, 09:18 AM
BEWARE, rare rant ahead: TOM, you son-of-a-gun! I have gained another pound! At this rate, in a couple of days, I'll weigh 190 again! :tantrum: The fact that I am being so good during our town's pumpkin festival makes it doubly unfair. Yes, I plan to load up on pumpkin treats on Saturday, my cheat day, but until then, I have been patiently sticking to plan, and that's while everyone around me is feeding their faces with heavenly pumpkin delights and devilish concession stand foods. Why this week, TOM? Why are you testing my patience this week? It turned cold yesterday, so I did make crockpot chili, and I ate two big bowls for lunch and dinner in an effort to stay warm, so it's possible the beans in it are causing me to hold additional water. But I also drank plenty of water yesterday, as well as two cups of green tea. Apparently that didn't help. I have gained 3.5 lbs in just 5 days! All I have to say is I had better have a BIG whoosh at the end of this torture! Not a baby whoosh :bb:, not a mama whoosh :angel:, but a BIG DADDY whoosh :wizard:!!! Rant over. Lol! :D

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 188.5

10/12: 185 Cheat Day
10/13: 185.5
10/14: 186
10/15: 186.5 TOM
10/16: 187.5
10/17: 188.5
10/18:

Sum, congrats!!! Now that's the way it's done! Great job! :carrot: :broc: :cb:

Tuscany, I'm sure you'll see a drop soon! Your body's just realigning itself. ;)

Rhiko, just jump back on the wagon! It''ll be okay! :dust:

Hoopty, hahaha! Your reply to me just cracked me up! :lol:

Minneey, hang in there! There is a still a lot of time left in the month to make goal! :yes:

Woodstock, good job! :cp:

Joy, fingers still crossed for you! :crossed:

SouthernBell02
10-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Good Morning all!! I see that it is slow going for many while others are doing fantastic! I just wanted to stop by and say that I have found that this site and you ladies are one of the main things that I need to stick to my diet. I have been super busy this week so I have not visited for several days. As a result I have eaten VERY badly!! I still exercised but its no where near where I was the last few weeks. I am dreading my weigh in tomorrow and will probably be up a few pounds. But I am back to it! I will visit daily again and I will get over this slump!! Thanks for listening;)

Turtle11
10-17-2013, 10:21 AM
The late night mexican obviously isn't helping. Although I did have a chicken taco salad without the fried bowl and without sour cream. Its the chips and salsa that get me everytime. Does anyone ever refuse the free chips and salsa? I'm thinking about it for next time. And now I have lunch at Max & Ermas. I'll be chugging my lemon water all day and night. I want to be back in the 150s!!!!!

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4
Oct 14: 159.8
Oct 15: 159.0
Oct 16: 159.8
Oct 17: 160.4

183StGB
10-17-2013, 10:49 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 80.2kg (176.8lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1450
yesterday's exercise: 20min run
today's weigh-in: 76.6kg (175.5lbs)
change: -0.6kg (-1.3lbs)

have a god day :)

Woodstock
10-17-2013, 11:04 AM
Down .3 today. I'm focusing on staying OP this week. More then one "carrot" was dangled in front of me yesterday (co-workers going out for drinks and significant other came home with take out while I was eating my salad (LOL)) and I resisted temptation - such a new but liberating concept for me!

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)
10/10: 151.0 (+.1)
10/11: 149.6 (-1.4)
10/12: 148.5 (-1.1)
10/13: 149.5 (+1)
10/14: dnw
10/15: 150.0 (+.5)
10/16: 149.1 (-.9)
10/17: 148.8 (-.3)

Minneey - the scale will react soon, meanwhile, I bet you are seeing a drop in measurements from all of your hard work!!

Tuscany - what a great attitude as always, your diligence will pay off soon!

Jacqui - big daddy woosh is on order, please stand by!!! (ps - great job resisting all the pumpkin fest goodies!)

Hoopty - if you find time to squeeze in some weights I bet it will help with the motivation - keep up the great work!!

SUM - congrats on reaching goal, way to get it done!!!

Edited to add that it actually didn't feel liberating last night, and the take out put me in a bad mood. But today it feels good and the power of being able to make that decision feels liberating now. I will work on how it feels "at the time"

gardenerjoy
10-17-2013, 11:38 AM
Woohoo, Sum38! We needed some good news on this board!

Avezy44: 15 lbs
Zictory75: 16 lbs
HawtPotatoe: 20 lbs
anm17: 10 lbs
merrilymemory: 11.2 lbs
LittleBlueCat: 11 lbs
Rated: 12 lbs
Fresh_Feeling: 4.5 kgs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
SarainMN: 8.6 lbs
mygirlvj: 5 lbs
twish: 24 lbs
fee128: 15 lbs
183StGB: 5 lbs
Skullarix: 13 lbs
Turtle11: 6 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 5 lbs
Tuscany: 4.5 lbs
Sum38: 6 lbs
Emme: 6 lbs
Big_Fat_Rooster: 12 lbs
Jacqui_D: 6 lbs
muses: 9.25 lbs
boatingmommy: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 10 lbs
Josiee: 12 lbs
Suds14: 8.8 lbs
Minney: 9 lbs
SouthernBell02: 4 lbs
Rhiko: 1.3 kgs
Hoopty: 6 lbs
gatorgirl6: 9.8 lbs
cincorn: 7.4 lbs
Woodstock: 8 lbs
mzshaunna: 4.3 kgs
VickiN: 3.5 lbs
MrsKevin: 11.6 lbs
nitrus29: ONEderland
fluffygrover: 5 lbs
LovelyLeah: track weight
DaisyBelle: 9.6 lbs
marymo: 8 lbs
Campana: 8 lbs
urockmom: 6 lbs
dcapulet: 4.5 lbs
OokOok: 10 lbs

gardenerjoy
10-17-2013, 11:40 AM
Yay! A 76! I assume I should credit all the good things I've done the last few days and not the rare glass of wine I had last night.

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 76.9 (-0.35)
GW: 76

Rhiko: drink lots of water! I also recommend taking a look at why that happened and what you could do differently next time. Besides helping next time, that kind of evaluation helps me right now because it reminds me why I'm doing this and why I want to keep doing it.

Turtle11: We have refused the chips and salsa. I think others must do it as well, because some restaurants ask before bringing it now. Another trick that works for me is to say, "I'll have three chips and that's it." That works especially well if I put the three on the little plate and then push the basket far away on the table.

Woodstock: I love your observation that it feels liberating now, even though it didn't at the time. Just noticing that will make a difference, I think, in your ability to feel it in the moment.

MrsKevin
10-17-2013, 01:37 PM
BEWARE, rare rant ahead: TOM, you son-of-a-gun! I have gained another pound! At this rate, in a couple of days, I'll weigh 190 again! :tantrum: The fact that I am being so good during our town's pumpkin festival makes it doubly unfair. Yes, I plan to load up on pumpkin treats on Saturday, my cheat day, but until then, I have been patiently sticking to plan, and that's while everyone around me is feeding their faces with heavenly pumpkin delights and devilish concession stand foods. Why this week, TOM? Why are you testing my patience this week? It turned cold yesterday, so I did make crockpot chili, and I ate two big bowls for lunch and dinner in an effort to stay warm, so it's possible the beans in it are causing me to hold additional water. But I also drank plenty of water yesterday, as well as two cups of green tea. Apparently that didn't help. I have gained 3.5 lbs in just 5 days! All I have to say is I had better have a BIG whoosh at the end of this torture! Not a baby whoosh :bb:, not a mama whoosh :angel:, but a BIG DADDY whoosh :wizard:!!! Rant over. Lol! :D

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 188.5

10/12: 185 Cheat Day
10/13: 185.5
10/14: 186
10/15: 186.5 TOM
10/16: 187.5
10/17: 188.5
10/18:

Sum, congrats!!! Now that's the way it's done! Great job! :carrot: :broc: :cb:

Tuscany, I'm sure you'll see a drop soon! Your body's just realigning itself. ;)

Rhiko, just jump back on the wagon! It''ll be okay! :dust:

Hoopty, hahaha! Your reply to me just cracked me up! :lol:

Minneey, hang in there! There is a still a lot of time left in the month to make goal! :yes:

Woodstock, good job! :cp:

Joy, fingers still crossed for you! :crossed:

:hug:Miss Jacqui_D!!!!:hug:

You WILL get there, keep the Faith. It's trying time for me too, but I know that I'm eating better than I have most of my adult life, and some weeks can be up and others down, but the trend, even if it's slowly is "DOWN and to the right" which is what we need as dieters. (That would be tragic in the stock market of course! :lol: )

At least you still have your TOM, which could be some of the water weight you are experiencing. As I told you before, I don't even getta blame my TOM, I'm in menapause now, I think, because my Aunt Flo hasn't been seen at my house in well over a year.

You'll get there, and I'm here right beside you and if you didn't live several hours drive away, I'd switch MY cheat day to Saturday just so I could share your special day with you at the pumpkin festival.

:hug:MrsKevin

Minneey
10-17-2013, 06:41 PM
Finally a move away from 142. Not exhaling yet in case it makes a nightmare return. Motivation to stay on plan this weekend is fear of returning to ghastly 142. Will celebrate more fully on Monday if I've seen the back of it.

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142
Oct 13 141
Oct 14 142
Oct 15 142
Oct 16 142
Oct 17 141

Go Sum!! Wow! Well done... That's amazing

Hang in there Tuscany... Keep plodding away. Change is a coming...

Hoopty, your last post really touched me. Get those weights going. If you feel strong on the outside you'll feel more empowered and tough on the inside. My class instructor always shouts 'you are a machine!!' when my muscles are burning and I feel like my legs are going to explode...

Jacqui, you must be spitting feathers! What goes up must come down tho... Reckon it is only temp hiccup!

Willpower Woodstock - way to go! So hard to be disciplined at the time but that feeling of making a good decision is so much better than the binge/bad decision guilt right? Good advice on the measurements too - didn't take any and regretting it. Have some 'before' shots tho! Looking forward to November 1st and comparing!

Tuscany
10-17-2013, 10:46 PM
Yeah…thanks to those who sent the whoosh fairy my way. I dropped two whole pounds this morning…that’s more like it! :)

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00
10/14: 143.50
10/15: 143.50
10/16: 141.50

Turtle: Aww…I’m not a fan of Mexican food so I can’t relate, but I hope you’re back in the 150’s very soon!

Jacqui: I hope you get a mega-whoosh soon, so you’re back to where you were earlier in the week!

Joy & Minneey: Glad to see that both of you lost as well!

183StGB: Another nice loss…way to go!

Woodstock: Good for you, resisting the dangling carrot. For that, I shall give you a dancing carrot! :carrot:

Sum: Congratulations on making goal and on getting into the 140’s!!

Amanda: Good for you, recognizing your slip and getting right back at it!

Rhiko
10-18-2013, 12:22 AM
Rhiko: Good luck getting back on track.

Thanks :)

Rhiko, just jump back on the wagon! It''ll be okay! :dust:

Thank you :) I'm not giving up!

Rhiko: drink lots of water! I also recommend taking a look at why that happened and what you could do differently next time. Besides helping next time, that kind of evaluation helps me right now because it reminds me why I'm doing this and why I want to keep doing it.

What happened was a Dominoes pizza lol It was meant to be my 'Yay, I made it to 65kgs' reward, but it turned into a nightmare instead. Lesson learned, trust me!
___

I weighed myself today and I'm down to 65.6 kgs. PHEW! I'm walking everywhere to make up for my slip up and hopefully I'll get into the 64s this month. Never.Doing.That.Again!

healthytobe
10-18-2013, 12:32 AM
Ok I don't know how to do this but I will jump in even tho its late.
sw 245
cw 242
gw for oct...235

healthytobe
10-18-2013, 12:33 AM
:carrot:Ok I don't know how to do this but I will jump in even tho its late.
sw 245
cw 242
gw for oct...235

SouthernBell02
10-18-2013, 02:38 AM
236.8, up almost 3 pounds:( Oh well I am sure some of that is water so I will just keep at it and try my hardest not to slip anymore for a while. I wont say never because I know they will happen but I will work hard. Its nice to know that I can come here and be honest and not be judged for my slips:)
Oh and I am NOT going to change my tickers because it will not stay up!

183StGB
10-18-2013, 05:02 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 76.6kg (175.5lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1800
yesterday's exercise: --
today's weigh-in: 76.6kg (175.5lbs)
change: no change

have a nice day :)

Sum38
10-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6
10/15: 150.4
10/16: 150.4
10/17: 148.6
10/17: 147.8

Turtle11
10-18-2013, 08:58 AM
Feel much better about today :)

SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4
Oct 14: 159.8
Oct 15: 159.0
Oct 16: 159.8
Oct 17: 160.4
Oct 18: 159.4

Tuscany - Yeah whoosh fairy!!! I knew she'd show up :D

Joy - I do like the chips, and I hate to deny anything regarding food, it makes me resent losing weight. I think I'll try your 3 chip rule, then push them to the other side of the table.

Jacqui - Stay Strong :hug: It'll come off in a whoosh very soon. Did you add a new workout in? Sometimes you can retain water that way.

Minneey - yeah no more 141 :)

Rhiko - Dominos can be a killer. I actually have a list of non food related rewards. I'm trying not to associate food with anything other than fuel. (Its not totally working, but I'm trying)

healthytobe - Welcome !!

Southern - its probably water, drink a ton today. I like adding lemon and lime sometimes.

Sum - You are unbelievable this month!!!

Hoopty - Family can be the hardest sometimes with weight. They feel like they can be more "honest" because they are family. Do you lift heavy weights? I'm thinking about starting.

woodstock - Sounds very liberating. I do have a "control" problem, and feeling like I am in control of what I eat is important to me.

gardenerjoy
10-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Welcome, healthytobe! You're doing it perfectly.

Avezy44: 15 lbs
Zictory75: 16 lbs
HawtPotatoe: 20 lbs
anm17: 10 lbs
merrilymemory: 11.2 lbs
LittleBlueCat: 11 lbs
Rated: 12 lbs
Fresh_Feeling: 4.5 kgs
jrkessle: 6 lbs
SarainMN: 8.6 lbs
mygirlvj: 5 lbs
twish: 24 lbs
fee128: 15 lbs
183StGB: 5 lbs
Skullarix: 13 lbs
Turtle11: 6 lbs
JazzyPeggy: 5 lbs
Tuscany: 4.5 lbs
Sum38: 6 lbs
Emme: 6 lbs
Big_Fat_Rooster: 12 lbs
Jacqui_D: 6 lbs
muses: 9.25 lbs
boatingmommy: 6 lbs
stilettolife: 10 lbs
Josiee: 12 lbs
Suds14: 8.8 lbs
Minney: 9 lbs
SouthernBell02: 4 lbs
Rhiko: 1.3 kgs
Hoopty: 6 lbs
gatorgirl6: 9.8 lbs
cincorn: 7.4 lbs
Woodstock: 8 lbs
mzshaunna: 4.3 kgs
VickiN: 3.5 lbs
MrsKevin: 11.6 lbs
nitrus29: ONEderland
fluffygrover: 5 lbs
LovelyLeah: track weight
DaisyBelle: 9.6 lbs
marymo: 8 lbs
Campana: 8 lbs
urockmom: 6 lbs
dcapulet: 4.5 lbs
OokOok: 10 lbs
healthytobe: 10 lbs

gardenerjoy
10-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Another new low for this month -- 2nd day in a row!

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 76.65 (-0.25)
GW: 76

Jacqui_D
10-18-2013, 01:31 PM
Hi Healthytobe! :welcome: Good to have you! :)

Yay Joy!! I'm so happy for you! :yay: You've worked hard and waited patiently for that 76! Great job! Love the new low! :carrot:

Tuscany, woohoo! fantastic on the 2 lb drop! :dancer:

Amanda, I'm with you. I never change my tickers to reflect up because unless I plan to quit (and I don't!) I know it's going to go back down where it should be, minus the water weight! :yes:

Turtle, glad to see you dropped back down! :cp: And I'm just walking. I've gone from walking a path to walking around town and walking to the Leslie Sansone videos, but still, it's just walking, so I don't think that's the reason. It's probably just a combination of TOM and the sodium in chili beans over the last few days. :shrug:

183, hopefully that maintenance is just for today and then you'll be on the move down again! :crossed:

Woodstock, lol! I'm standing by! Good for you resisting temptation! :woohoo:

MrsKevin, you're so sweet! Thank you! :hug:

Minneey, yay! 141! Now run away quick! :running: (Other way, lol! >>>)

Rhiko, good job! Keep it going! :cheer:

Sum, you go, girl! :cb:

So, I'm down half a lb today. I'll take it. I hope it continues over next week, but tomorrow is cheat day and as reluctant as I am now to go through with it, the pumpkin festival is here only once a year, and I've waited patiently all week for this cheat day, so I'm using it. I probably just won't go as crazy as I had hoped to. I'll have to pick and choose my absolute favorite pumpkin treats to indulge in! :T

SW: 189
GW: 183
CW: 188
Week 11: High-188.5, Low-185

10/12: 185 Cheat Day
10/13: 185.5
10/14: 186
10/15: 186.5 TOM
10/16: 187.5
10/17: 188.5
10/18: 188

Woodstock
10-18-2013, 04:07 PM
No change today, but food and exercise were on point yesterday so I'll keep plugging. Low key weekend is planned as well which makes fewer high risk food situations!

10/01: 152.6
10/02: 152.2 (-.4)
10/03: 151.7 (-.5)
10/04: 151.7 (0)
10/05: 151.6 (-.1)
10/06: 150.6 (-1.0)
10/07: 152.0 (+1.4)
10/08: 150.8 (-1.2)
10/09: 150.9 (+.1)
10/10: 151.0 (+.1)
10/11: 149.6 (-1.4)
10/12: 148.5 (-1.1)
10/13: 149.5 (+1)
10/14: dnw
10/15: 150.0 (+.5)
10/16: 149.1 (-.9)
10/17: 148.8 (-.3)
10/18: 148.8 (0)

Tuscany - Thanks for the dancing Carrot - so much more fun then those other dangling carrots! LOL.. And congrats on the well deserved woosh - you are so close to the 130's!!!!!

Turtle11 - Congrats on your progress today - well done!

Gardinderjoy - Amazing! Don't "New Low's" feel great :)

Welcome Healthytobe, glad to see you here!

Minneey
10-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Still holding breath I've made it past 142. Will rest easier once I'm out of 140s.

Was doing well today but nibbled on some cheese and crackers after the gym. Roll on tomorrow and my mega workout day.

Start weight 146
Goal weight 137

Oct 1 147
Oct 2 145
Oct 3 146
Oct 4 145
Oct 5 144
Oct 6 147
Oct 7 144
Oct 8 143
Oct 9 142
Oct 10 142
Oct 11 142
Oct 12 142
Oct 13 141
Oct 14 142
Oct 15 142
Oct 16 142
Oct 17 141
Oct 18 141

Tuscany
10-18-2013, 10:54 PM
I dropped another 1.5 lbs this morning, although I’m not sure it was real. Normally I weigh myself when I first get up, which is about 6 am. This morning, I didn’t get up until 8:30 am, since I’m still sick and taking medication that makes me groggy. So, I suspect some, if not all, of my 1.5 lb loss was due solely to weighing much later than normal this morning. We’ll see whether or not this loss sticks tomorrow morning.

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00
10/14: 143.50
10/15: 143.50
10/16: 143.50
10/17: 141.50
10/18: 140.00

Turtle: Yeah…back in the 150’s!

Jacqui: A half pound is good! It’s a shame you don’t take after me, since I hate pumpkin, so you wouldn’t be tempted. That said, I hope you enjoy your treat day!

Joy: Glad to see you lost again.

Minneey: Let’s both get out of the 140’s quickly!

Woodstock & 183StGB: No change is better than a gain!

Sum: October is YOUR month…way to go!

Amanda: I hope you’re back to your ticker weight very soon.

Rhiko: Good luck getting into the 64’s…walking will help.

Healthytobe: Welcome!

183StGB
10-19-2013, 05:18 AM
yesterday's weigh-in: 76.6kg (175.5lbs)
yesterday's calories: 1800
yesterday's exercise: 10k
today's weigh-in: 82.2kg (181.1lbs)
change: +2.6kg (+5.6lbs)

like seriously? I couldn't gain this much in a day if I tried.
Wherever this came from, I hope it's gone just as quick.

On a happy note, I'm back to running after 3 weeks basically without. I ran 10k yesterday - 20minutes slower than the last time I did that distance on 9/29, but I was glad I was able to pull through.
I went on my 'hard' track this morning, it's really steep uphill, and it was so foggy I couldn't see more than 5m, but it was really relaxing and fall makes everything look so pretty. I'm Feeling sore now, but it let's me know I did something :)

Jacqui_D yay pumpkin Festival!! :P

Tuscany I hope your drop was real! And feel better soon :)

Joy well done on your all time low!

take care everyone :)

Sum38
10-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Starting weight 155.4
Goal weight 149.4

10/01: 155
10/02: 152.8
10/03: 154.4
10/04: 153.4
10/05: 153.2
10/06: 154.4
10/07: 152.8
10/08: No W/I
10/09: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151
10/12: 152
10/13: 151.6
10/14: 150.6
10/15: 150.4
10/16: 150.4
10/17: 148.6
10/18: 147.8
10/19: 147.8

gardenerjoy
10-19-2013, 10:38 AM
I'm almost back to my low weight from September!

SW: 77.35kgs
CW: 76.45 (-0.2)
GW: 76

183StGB: feeling sore from exercise means you're retaining water. No worries -- it will be off in no time!

Jacqui_D
10-19-2013, 01:25 PM
Yay! I woke up today to a Big Daddy Whoosh! :carrot: I weigh 184.5, half a pound down from last Saturday and 3.5 lbs down from yesterday! Thanks Whoosh Fairy! Now I can enjoy cheat day with no worries! :woohoo:

Tuscany, wow, congrats on the new low! Oh my, pumpkin is my all-time favorite flavor, with mint chocolate coming in a close second! :T

Joy, yay! Good job! :dancer:

Sum, way to make it stick! :spin:

183, I've been completely stressed out about my weight spikes all week and then today--whoosh--all gone! Don't worry, it will go back to normal! And yes, I'm looking forward to the pumpkin festival today, haha! :D

Minneey, still looking good! :cool:

Woodstock, good job being prepared for the weekend! :cp:

Jacqui_D
10-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Edited: Oops, wrong thread! This the 2nd time I've posted my exercise in the weight loss thread, lol! :dizzy:

Turtle11
10-19-2013, 05:05 PM
SW (Sept 30): 162
GW: 156

Oct 1: 161.6
Oct 2: 161.4
Oct 3: 161.8
Oct 4: 161.0
Oct 5: 161.8
Oct 6: 161.8
Oct 7: 161.4
Oct 8: 161.2
Oct 9: 160.8
Oct 10: 161.2
Oct 11: 161.2
Oct 12: 160.2
Oct 13: 159.4
Oct 14: 159.8
Oct 15: 159.0
Oct 16: 159.8
Oct 17: 160.4
Oct 18: 159.4
Oct 19: 159.8

MrsKevin
10-19-2013, 05:47 PM
Everyone is doing GREAT

Hurrah for us!
:cheer: :cheer3: :cheer: :cheer3: :cheer:

Special shout out to our Miss Jacqui_D-- looks like Big O' Daddy WHOOSH did come to visit you... we knew he's stop by!! :eek:

:hug:MrsKevin

Tuscany
10-19-2013, 08:10 PM
I’m starting to think these losses are real! I had an early morning appointment and was up at my usual 6 am today…and the scales showed another ½ lb loss. That puts me in the 130’s and only a half pound away from goal…yippee!! :dancer: I hope I can hang on to the 130’s going forward!

SW: 143.50
GW: 139.00

10/1: 143.50
10/2: 142.75
10/3: 142.75
10/4: 142.50
10/5: 142.75
10/6: 143.00
10/7: DNW (business trip)
10/8: DNW (business trip)
10/9: 143.50
10/10: 143.00
10/11: 142.50
10/12: 142.25
10/13: 143.00
10/14: 143.50
10/15: 143.50
10/16: 143.50
10/17: 141.50
10/18: 140.00
10/19: 139.50

Turtle: Yeah…you remain in the 150’s!

Jacqui: That’s wonderful news. Enjoy your pumpkin! My all-time favorite flavor is something I ate for the first time when I was in Italy: dark chocolate gelato. OMG…never in my life have I tasted anything SO delicious!

Joy: Yeah…you too will soon be at goal. I’m so happy for you.

MrsKevin: Glad to hear you’re doing well.

183StGB: Not to worry…that’s just water weight due to your new exercise. It will disappear soon.

Sum: Way to stay in the 140’s!