October Challenge Thread

  • Come join the fun!

    EVERYONE on the 50+ Board is welcome to join!

    For the month of October, post your daily calories (or WW points) and minutes of exercise.

    Once a week - you pick the day, post your lbs up or down for the week. Just edit your original post daily - 1 post/participant. OR if you prefer, post your weight everyday.

    Begin your post today!

    Prize/prizes will be awarded to the participant(s) doing the best job for the month.

    Let's help each other make October a Spectacular Weight Loss month!

    Lynn
  • Lynn's stats -
    Began at 185 lbs.
    On 10/1/07, 158.4 lbs.
    62 years old
    5'1"
    Goals for October - get to below 156 lbs by 10/31; average around 975 calories/day; average around 45 min of exercise/day.



    October 1: 158.4 lbs; 1172 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 2: 158.4 lbs; 1022 Calories; 50 Min of Exercise
    October 3: 158.4 lbs; 988 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 4: 158.0 lbs; 512 Calories; 60 Min of Exercise
    October 5: 157.4 lbs; 1013 Calories; HRS of Exercise
    October 6: ????? lbs; 1583 Calories; HRS of Exercise
    October 7: ????? lbs; 1265 Calories; HRS of Exercise
    October 8: ????? lbs; 849 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 9: 157.2 lbs; 862 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 10: 157.0 lbs; 1054 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 11: 157.2 lbs; 910 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 12: 157.0 lbs; 621 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 13: 156.2 lbs; 944 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 14: 156.2 lbs; 626 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 15: 156.2 lbs; 800 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 16: 156.6 lbs; 811 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 17: 155.6 lbs; 726 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 18: 155.2 lbs; 973 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 19: 156.0 lbs; 1029 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 20: 156.2 lbs; 1041 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 21: 156.2 lbs; 429 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 22: 155.4 lbs; 1052 Calories; 0 Min of Exercise
    October 23: 155.6 lbs; 1094 Calories; 30 of Exercise
    October 24: 155.6 lbs; 1012 Calories; 0 of Exercise
    October 25: 155.4 lbs; 1035 Calories; 0 of Exercise
    October 26: 155.0 lbs; 1047 Calories; 30 min of Exercise
    October 27: 155.4 lbs; 855 Calories; 0 of Exercise
    October 28: 155.4 lbs; 1047 Calories; 20 Min of Exercise
    October 29: 155.0 lbs; 840 Calories; 45 Min + 90 Min of Exercise
    October 30: 154.0 lbs; 908 Calories; 0 of Exercise
    October 31: 154.2 lbs; ---- Calories; ----of Exercise



    October 31 - Met my weight and calorie goals for the month. Did NOT meet my exercise goal.

    Bounce Chart (beginning Sept. 1)
    162 - 1
    161 - 4
    160 - 11
    159 - 9
    158 - 8
    157 - 6
    156 - 7
    155 - 10
    154 - 2

  • Okay . . . I'm in for this month . . . although I will NOT be letting the scale out of the corner until the end of the month and will probably just state what I do for exercise rather than a number of minutes. I'm hoping for a couple of pounds off.

    Definitely think we should stick with the "one-post for each participant" routine, BTW. It will make it so much easier for Lynn to keep track.

    Here's MEOWEE . . .

    Starting Weight -- 227

    October 1 -- 1510 calories; 10 mins with Buddy Ball
    October 2 -- 1657 calories; 10 mins pseudo-bicycling
    October 3 -- 1574 calories; 10 mins pseudo-bicycling; 20 mins furniture moving
    October 4 -- 1368 calories; 120 mins + cleaning and furniture moving
    October 5 -- 1766 calories; shopping, furniture again, put together toys
    October 6 -- 1452 calories; about 5 min on Gadzella; all typing on Buddy
    October 7 -- 1890 calories; about 5 min split between Gadzella/Tramp
    October 8 -- 1556 calories; a little of everything - Gadzella/Tramp/Weights
    October 9 -- 1911 calories; Gadzella/Tramp/Ball/Store walking
    October 10 -- 1864 calories; Garbage day; Gadzella/Ball stuff
    October 11 -- 2500+ (that's where I stopped counting ) calories; 30 min walking
    October 12 -- 1993 calories; 10 min Gadzella and miscellaneous
    October 13 -- 1193 calories; 20 min Gadzella and Tramp
    October 14 -- 1329 calories; 2 hours walking in 3 stores
    October 15 -- 1462 calories; 20 mins Gadzella and Tramp
    October 16 -- 1530 calories; a little walking, housework, Gadzella
    October 17 -- 1273 calories; strength with light weights and tension bands
    October 18 -- 1522 calories; store walking; 10 mins Gadzella
    October 19 -- 1432 calories; store walking only
    October 20 -- 1275 calories; 15 minutes Gadzella
    October 21 -- 1621 calories; strength work; light weights; tension bands
    October 22 -- 1574 calories; went for a walk
    October 23 -- 1299 calories; a little walking, a little gazelling; a little bouncing
    October 24 -- 1556 calories; a replay of yesterday plus a little weight work
    October 25 -- 1410 calories; weights, squats, lunges, a little "zella-ing"
    October 26 -- 1494 calories; shopping; time with Gadzella
    October 27 -- 2210 calories; nothing to speak of - not one of my better days
    October 28 -- 1012 Calories; 30+ minutes on Gazelle
    October 29 -- 1325 calories; 10 minutes on Gazelle; oh yes, I'm still using the ball as my computer chair full time
    October 30 -- 1382 calories; 20 minutes with 'Zella
    October 31 -- 1745 calories; a little walking and 10 minutes with 'Zella

    Average daily calories = 1571

    Finishing Weight -- 225 as of this morning; therefore, Percentage of Loss is 2 / 227 x 100 = 0.9 % -- pretty tiny, but it's mine. I'm now putting the scale away again until the last Wednesday in November (the 28th) because I know we will start fighting again if he stays too 'available' to me. Happy to say I actually met my weight loss goal for the month and, although I did not state a specific exercise goal, I'm also happy to say that I actually did some every day but one -- not a lot, but a lot more than I usually did in the past.
  • Hi Girlfriends!

    I'm a very honest gal, put my weight down as it registers on the scale. As you all know, We've had the summer from H*ll. It has not ended. Now my MIL insisted that she leaves the nursing home and live in a assisted living apartment. Then she plans on leaving that to go to a regular (cheaper) apartment where the expense isn't so high. She is 87 years old, duh!!!!!!!!!!!! We got sick of her *****ing and will be moving her into a assistant living apartment next Wednesday. Did I forget to mention to you all that we had a auction the last Sunday of September (poured rain all day, 2 inches of rain) that we sold everything she owned? Now is are running all over several towns looking for a whole new set of home furnishing. New kitchen table/chairs, dishes & silverware, couch/rocker, end tables, coffee table, bedroom sets, blah, blah, blah. And we're dealing on a new townhome, (not a condo as I said before) The realtors were out today taking pictures, videos, and the sign went up in our country home today, "FOR SALE". So I'm just not able to keep up with our current challenge and I'm so sorry that I'm letting everyone down. But I just can't handle all this. Please forgive me for bailing out, someday down the way I'll get back into controlling my life style.
  • New Month....New Beginnings!! My first goal....to post to the end of month!!

    Oct. 1 ..........(Sick Day).......950 calories
    Oct. 2 ..........(still weak)......1090 calories planned for today
    Oct. 3 .........(beginning to believe I will survive!!) 2000 calories
    Oct. 4 ....... EXERCISED....30 min. walking!
    Oct. 5
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    Oct 13.....700 cal
    Oct 14.....700 cal
    Oct 15.....700 cal
    Oct 16.....700 cal
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    Goals: 183/178
  • Ok i want to join in to rosey


    Oct 1~325~27 ww pts~10 min exercise
    oct 2~325~25 wwpts~15 mints walking
    oct 3~325~23 ww pts~ 0 exercise
    oct 4~325~27 wwpts~walking 10min
    oct 5~325~24 ww pts~strength exercises 15 min
    oct 6~325~21wwpts~strength exercise 10 min
    oct 7~325~32 wwpts~walking 20min
    oct 8~325~24 wwpts~ 0 exercise
    oct 9~325~27 wwpts~15 mn walking
    oct 10~325~24 wwpts~ strength exercises 15 min Im on a Plateau grrr!!!
    oct 11~325~26 wwpts~walking 15 min still no loss grrrr!!
    oct 12 not weighing right now 22 wwpts no exercise
    oct 13~ 23 wwpts 15 mint walking
    oct 14~ to many pts to count..i blew it day.. no exercise
    oct 15~23 wwpts strenght exercies 15 min
    oct 16~27 wwpts 0 exercise
    oct 17~33 ww pts 10 min walking
    oct 18~26 ww pts 0 exercise
    oct 19~flu
    oct 20~sick
    oct 21~sick
    oct 22~sick~didnt follow ww~0 exercise lost 5#
    oct 23~320 ww pts 0 exercise still have cold
    oct 24~didnt keep track
    oct 25 "
    oct 26"
    oct 27"
    oct 28"
    oct 29"
    oct 30"
    oct 31 weight 325 not a winner here

    rosey's goal to move the clunker starting wt april 2007~362 todays wt~325 total lost 37#'s good luck to us all!
  • It sounds like fun. I'm going to give it a try...

    Goals for the month - make it to the gym 3 - 4 times a week. Calories average under 1400 / day - except Saturdays when we go out for dinner.

    10/1 starting weight 186.4

    Oct 1 1530 Calories 15 Min Stretching
    Oct 2 1288 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Oct 3 1164 Calories 30 Min Stat Bike, 10 Min Elliptical, 20 Min Weights
    Oct 4 1355 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 5 1303 Calories 0 Exercise Wandered around Super Walmart for an hour
    Oct 6 1808 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Oct 7 1280 Calories 45 Min Weeding, 30 Min Mowing, 15 Min Edging and Trimming
    Oct 8 1420 Calories 20 Min Treadmill, 10 Min Elliptical, 20 Min Weights, 10 Min Stretching
    Oct 9 1328 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Oct 10 1357 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 11 1357 Calories 30 Min Stat Bike, 10 Min Elliptical, 10 Min Stretching
    Oct 12 1123 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 13 1447 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class, 45 Min Mowing, 20 Min Weeding, 90 Min Edging, Trimming
    Oct 14 1748 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Out of town Mon, Tues, Thur thru Sun.
    Oct 15 2146 Calories (went to Carabbas for dinner, passed on the pasta but still managed to kill the diet) 0 exercise except long walks around airports.
    Oct 16 1441 Calories 0 Exercise, just more walking around airports
    Oct 17 1592 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Oct 18 1807 Calories Walking around airports
    Oct 19 2005 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 20 1523 Calories Shampooed mother's carpets
    Oct 21 2289 Calories More airport walking
    Back from trips
    Oct 22 1509 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 23 1628 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Oct 24 1436 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 25 1620 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 26 1996 Calories 0 Exercise (employee appreciation week at work, spent the whole week eating)
    Oct 27 1565 Calories Walked two miles around the zoo
    Oct 28 1321 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class, 50 Min Mowing, 25 Min Weeding
    Oct 29 1411 Calories 0 Exercise
    Oct 30 1305 Calories 55 Min BodyVive Class
    Oct 31 1002 Calories 0 Exercise

    Ending weight 182.2
    4.2 pounds lost 2.25%

    I didn't meet my exercise goal either so I shouldn't be in the running. I have no excuse for last week except laziness.
  • OCTOBER CHALLENGE: My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month, to exercise 6 days a week, and to drink plenty of water. Goal weight 190.

    Oct 1 - 950 / 30 min Jack Lalane Workout /15 min resistance bands
    Oct 2 - 1070 / 30 min walk /30 min lower body
    Oct 3 - 1340 / 60 min walk
    Oct 4 - 1095 / 30 min treadmill / 30 min lower body
    Oct 5 - 980 / 60 min walk / 30 min upper body
    Oct 6 - 1120 / 30 min walk / 15 min exercise ball
    Oct 7 - 1075 / 90 min swap meet / 30 min dance
    Oct 8 - 1120 / 45 min walk / 15 min lower body / 15 min ball
    Oct 9 - 1330 / 30 min walk / 15 min upper body
    Oct 10 - 1390 / 30 min walk / 30 min Richard Simmons Tone & Sweat
    Oct 11 - 1120 / Rest
    Oct 12 - 1425 / 30 min walk
    Oct 13 - 1090 / 2 hours heavy cleaning / 30 min walk
    Oct 14 - 1100 / 30 min walk / 15 min upper body
    Oct 15 - 930 / no exercise - migrane headache
    Pounds lost - 4 pounds!!!!!
    Oct 16 - 1050 / no exercise - migrane headache
    Oct 17 - 1380 / 30 min walk
    Oct 18 - 1250 / 60 min walk / 15 min upper body
    Oct 19 - 1240 / 60 min walk / 15 min lower body
    Oct 20 - 920 / 30 min walk / 20 min aerobic workout
    Oct 21 - 860 / rest
    Oct 22 - 1425 / 3 mile walk / 30 min Richard Simmons Tone & Sweat
    Oct 23 - 1090 / 45 min walk / 15 min upper body
    Oct 24 - 1110 / 75 min walk / 30 min Richard Simmons Tone & Sweat
    Oct 25 - 1125 / 45 min walk
    Oct 26 - 1250 / 30 min walk / 15 min lower body
    Oct 27 - Didn't count calories / 60 min walk
    Oct 28 - 1490 / rest
    Oct 29 - 1070 / 30 min walk
    Oct 30 - 950 / 30 min walk / 30 min upper body
    Oct 31 - 1120 / 30 min walk / 30 min lower body
    Total Pounds Lost 5 lbs = 2.5%
  • Thought I'd just pull this up to the top to make sure it doesn't get lost but then decided to make it a STICKY . . . I'll get rid of it again when we start the new one for November . . . :
  • Bobbi, don't you feel bad at all!!! And come back and post when you get a minute here and there. And what is really funny is that I was just coming on now to post that with all that is going on that I thought that I would have to drop out of the callenge this month also. I have found it so hard to stay focused on my eating and exercise and when I don't get done what I wanted to I just get more frustrated. So at least for this month I think I will have to bow out of the challenge. I plan to try to change my eating to more of a South Beach style again. I did pretty good with that when we got back home from vacation in June.
    We had a realtor out today and signed all the papers to list our house with them and it should be on the MLS by tomorrow evening. She is bringing out the For Sale signs and lockbox for the house tomorrow. She seemed fairly optimistic that we could have it sold before Christmas. So again, things are going to get pretty hectic and I have been so frustrated and laying awake at night thinking, can't seem to turn the mind off! I plan to keep posting and reading but think that for now the extra challenge is just a bit of stress that I can't seem to get a handle on this time. Good Luck to all of you though and I'll keep posting in our regular thread.
  • And the winner is - ?????

    Looks like Linda (Meowee), LindaD, and Barb are all in the running for "best job" at this challenge. I'm out because of lack of exercise. To determine the actual winner, post the % of weight you lost this month. Whoever lost the highest % of weight is the winner.

    Here is formula (courtesy of Linda-Meowee) - Pounds lost divided by starting weight times 100 For example: Person (a) 5 lbs / 200 lbs x 100 = 2.5%; Person (b) 4 lbs / 150 lbs x 100 = 2.7%

    Lynn
  • Loss: 5 pounds = 2.5%