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Old 11-28-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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Smile December Weight Loss Challenge

Challenge yourself to a healthy December. Get lots of support here to meet your weight loss goals. We can do it!

State your goal and track it throughout the month with a supportive and encouraging group. We will compile our goals into a list. As each goal is met during the month, it gets turned RED in celebration. Woohoo!

Join us at our sister thread, as well, to track your December fitness goals: December Exercise Challenge
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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I'm in! I'm going to go for 6 lbs again, but I'm going to wait until Dec. 1 to give my official start weight since I know I'm up a few lbs because of Thanksgiving. I don't know if I'll be able to drop any of it in just two days, but we'll see! Thanks Joy!
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1. 196 lbs = "Overweight" BMI of 29.8 MET GOAL!!
2. 178 lbs = Lowest Weight in 13 years, BMI of 27.1 MET GOAL!!
3. 164 lbs = "Normal Weight" BMI of 24.9
4. 145 lbs = Goal Weight BMI of 22.0
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:13 AM   #3
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Please let me join the December weight loss challenge - I want to lose 10 lb.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:06 AM   #4
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I would like to lose 8lbs in December.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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Sign me up! I think expressing my frustrations has really helped me move on. That and realising I really really need to get back on track! I'm not sure what I'm starting at exactly, so I have an estimate of 66kgs (All that hard work ). Realistically, I want to lose 1kg, so my goal at the moment is 65kgs. Once my TOM has finished I'll come back with better starting/ending numbers, but the 1kg goal will remain.

Thanks again for everyone's kind words. They helped a lot
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #6
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Hi, I'm in, I too am going to wait for 12/1 for starting weigh-in, but I already know my goal to get into the 150s, so my goal weight is 159.9

Dec 1 -
Dec 30 - goal 159.9

Best to all
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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Count me in.

Plan is to drop 4 pounds.

11/30: 155.6
12/01: 155.6
12/02: 155.4
12/03: 155.4
12/04: 155.2
12/05: 155.2
12/06: 155.8
12/07: 156.2
12/08: 155.2
12/09: 155.8
12/10: 155
12/11: 156
12/12: No W/I
12/13: No W/I (TOM)
12/14: 155.4
12/15: 155.4
12/16: 156
12/17: 154.8
12/18: 155.8
12/19: 155.6
12/20: 155.4
12/21: 153.6
12/26: 155.4
12/27: 154.8
12/28: 153.8
12/29: 152.2
12/30: 151.6 GOAL
12/31: 152.2
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #8
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I'd like to join here too. I find these challenges really keep me on track! My goal is 10lbs this month!

December Starting Weight: 273.6

Week 1
01: 273.6
02: Didn't weigh in because we were traveling
03: Didn't weigh in because we were traveling
04: 272.0
05: 273.4 - I don't know if this is water weight or just being home with my family. They eat terribly and I try to do my best, but it's so hard!!
06: 270.6 - apparently it was water weight. I won my diet bet!
07: 271.0

Weekly Weight Loss: 2.6
Monthly Cumulative Weight Loss: 2.6
Total Cumulative Loss: 44.1


Week 2
08:
09: Traveling did not weigh
10: 272.8 - Ugg! I'm hoping this is just water weight!
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Weekly Weight Loss:
Monthly Cumulative Weight Loss:
Total Cumulative Loss:


Week 3
15:
16:
17:
18: 268.8 - I have had no time to weigh in. I'm glad I am down some.
19:
20: 268.8
21: 266.4


Weekly Weight Loss:
Monthly Cumulative Weight Loss: 7.2
Total Cumulative Loss: 48.7


Week 4
22:
23:
24:
25: 266.5
26: 265.8
27:
28:


Weekly Weight Loss:
Monthly Cumulative Weight Loss:
Total Cumulative Loss:


Week 4
29:
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31:


Weekly Weight Loss:
Monthly Cumulative Weight Loss:
Total Cumulative Loss:
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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Let me be the first Fat Rooster to welcome you into 3 Fat Chicks Misty

I took the liberty of clicking your link, which I seldom do, to read that you are named Misty, the same name of my daughter, and live in Moab, the most beautiful place on earth, where I have longed to live for 40 years myself. WOW yer lucky

Also, in reading the "about you" page, what I read letting others down and being misunderstood could have been written by myself. There are some things just beyond our control that we must accept.

I also will be in the Dec challenge with my goal of 12 lbs. I did not make my first two months challenge but instead of going lower this month, I am going back to my first goal of 12 lbs loss. I think I have a better resolve this time and understanding of the failures of the past two. I kinda quit trying for a while and it shows. I started out with too small of caloric intake which though yielded great loss, resulted in me feeling like crap. Had to increase intake and get back to feeling better, experimenting along the way. Took in too many for a while and developed a few bad habits along the way which I am correcting now. Realizing I needed to take in more gave the excuse to eat snacks when I did not need to, kinda like that trying to quit smoking thing, "Well, one more cigarette (sandwich/banana/pomegranate/etc) won't matter" sort of thing. Only with eating, that is something we have to do and learn to control, with tobacco, alcohol and other addictive habits, one simply stops altogether instead of having to control (practically impossible) the habit.

My weigh in will wait til the first along with my final weigh in for November til tomorrow. I weighed this morning and show up almost 2 lbs over last week, which is water or something, I know I have an actual loss and hope it shows up tomorrow.

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Old 11-29-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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I am going for 8 pounds, back in the 150's.
Planning to use this thread to keep me accountable to all those holiday temptations!

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GW 159
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #11
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I will be extremely happy with 5lbs this month, but will be ecstatic with whatever it would take to be in the 180's from Dec. 1

Dec 1 - 198
Dec 31 Goal - 193
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #12
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I'm in. As of today, I lost 4 lbs from my target loss of 5lbs for Nov, so there is definitely hope, lol. I'm going to aim for 4 lbs for December.

SW:290
CW: 271
GW: 267
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:07 AM   #13
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Hey everyone, so I am aiming for 5 lbs again this month. I made it in November, so here's hoping for December! Although I have more festivities this month than last.

I LOVE december, maybe sometimes too much. I'll be putting up my Christmas decorations this week, and I love how my house looks when it is so glittery

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Start - May 30th, 2013 - 186 lbs
Mini Goal 1: 176.7 7/10/2013 Mini Goal 2: 167.4 8/21/2013 Mini Goal 3: 158.1 10/29/2013
Mini Goal 4: 152.2 11/30/2013 Mini Goal 5: 148.8 12/23/2013 Mini Goal 6: 139.5 03/06/2014
Lowest Weight: April 13: 135.6
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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10 lbs in December for me!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:42 AM   #15
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I'm in! Even though I gained 1.2# back right at the end, I still met my goal for November by losing 6#! I'm going to set my goal at 6 lbs. again!

12-1 188.4
12-3 186.6 WOOSH!
12-4 185.8
12-10 186.6 (I've had a BAD week...sigh...back on track now though)
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