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chickadee32 07-30-2011 04:49 PM

August Weight Loss Challenge!
August already?? Yup, it starts on Monday, and with a good two months left before those long sleeves and long pants make their return, it's a great month to lose some more weight or to get started on your weight loss goals. All are welcome to join us, and we hope you will!

The rules of this thread are simple. We are here to provide each other some accountability along the path to weight loss. So, you just set your weight loss related goal(s) and it gets added to a goal list. When you reach your goal, it gets turned Red. We have a sister thread for exercise goals http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chic...challenge.html, and all your exercise-related goals can be posted there. We love to hear about your success as well as your challenges throughout the month. We're here to support and encourage each other to be our best.

So give us your weight loss goals for August, and let's start the month off right!

chickadee32 07-30-2011 04:52 PM

July was a slow month for me, but I plan to be ramping back up in August as I should be allowed to exercise again around the middle of the month! :carrot: Starting from 196.2 lbs today, my goal for August is to get into the 180s - a number I can't even believe I'm typing! That should put me on track to hit 100 lbs lost by the end of September. :D

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again this month, and good luck with your goals!

dcapulet 07-30-2011 05:34 PM

I'm pledging 8 - it will bring me into the 220's.

Start - 237.5

xxkaleidoscopic 07-30-2011 05:46 PM

Hey, everyone! I haven't done one of these before (I had that one mid-July to mid-August, haha), but I'm glad to jump in! I'll update with my start weight and goal weight on Monday. ^^

EDIT: Start weight will be 148, and goal weight will be 139.3.

yoyo no more 07-30-2011 06:53 PM

I am in!

My starting weight is 165lbs, I want to end August at 156... that will mean that I have lost 10% of my weight since I started to live this new lifestyle.

Hopefully I am not shooting too high.. but I figure a big goal will force me to work harder and stay focused during the tough moments.

CaitLA 07-30-2011 07:02 PM

Unfortunately I didn't meet my goal for July, so I'll be working especially hard in August. I'm hoping to lose 11 pounds this month and get to 160.

firefoxy 07-30-2011 10:34 PM

Hi everyone! My goal is to get down to 175 by the end of August. I'm currently hovering between 181 and 183, so that'd be just 6-8 pounds. Totally doable, right? Right. :)

lene1974 07-30-2011 11:08 PM

I'd like to jump in too! I haven't done a challenge in close to 3 years and the pounds have crept back on. I will post my official starting weight and plan of action Monday morning. I already know my goal will be 6lbs for the month.
Looking forward to meeting all of you and shedding some weight! :carrot:

lene1974 07-30-2011 11:10 PM


Originally Posted by firefoxy (Post 3964543)
Hi everyone! My goal is to get down to 175 by the end of August. I'm currently hovering between 181 and 183, so that'd be just 6-8 pounds. Totally doable, right? Right. :)

ABSOLUTELY doable!!! Good luck Foxy!

Peaches5577 07-31-2011 01:59 AM

I am in! My goal is to hit 165 by the end of August. Will weigh in August 1st and post starting weight. "hoping" that its 175.0 or under as that is my goal to meet by then. Wish me luck!

cinthia 07-31-2011 02:56 AM

Hope to lose 10 lbs this month. I'll be going back to school in 3 weeks ,so it may get harder. I hope not

envelope 07-31-2011 11:47 AM

Today is the last day of July and I weigh 172.

My goal is to weigh 162 by Aug. 31.

chickadee32 07-31-2011 02:28 PM

Glad to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones! These all sound like great goals for the month. I will get the goal list together tomorrow, and we'll get started on making August really count! :)

firefoxy 07-31-2011 07:46 PM

Thanks lene1974!

Good luck to everyone!

ChickieChicks 07-31-2011 08:10 PM

hi! I keep going up and down with my weightloss speed, and I just came off of a very nice drop. So....August is probably going to blow. ;-)

I'm going to shoot for 6 pounds lost, putting me at 140.

I do calorie counting and lots of different exercise, bu tmy fave right now is Zumba.

Katybug 07-31-2011 08:19 PM

I'm in!

I will have out-of-country friends coming to visit in August and there will be several social events involving food, so some accountability will be good for me! Currently I am at 293.4. My goal is to weigh 286 (10% off my starting weight) by August 31. That's 7.4 lbs.

Cheers everyone.... we can do it!! :)

ratc0353 07-31-2011 11:40 PM

Hi! New to this, but I'm jumping in :) I am setting a goal to be down 8 lbs in August...that will put me at 175...my pre-pregnancy weight. I just bought a Zumba DVD...looking forward to seeing what all the hype is about!

SMSDREAMER2007 08-01-2011 12:04 AM

Hey I am gonna jump in here. My plan for august is to get to 249.9 (I just hit 259.9 today) If my trend of 10 lbs a month hols up I should get it *crosses her fingers* How is everyone else doing?

Need a change 08-01-2011 12:08 AM

My goal is to follow the plan every single day in August. It starts tomorrow and I am pumped to go 4 weeks completely following the BFC plan. :carrot:


Sunshine87 08-01-2011 12:10 AM

I am in! Ok, so July was a slow month for me (-4.6 lbs) and I am going on vacation on the 2nd of September so I am going to aim high. I was 192 today so I am going to set a goal for 182. That is 10 lbs which is going to be a lot of work but with the stakes high, I know I can do it!

PghGal 08-01-2011 12:15 AM

Also new to this, but I definitely am on board for a challenge! I'm at 275.5 and would like to be at 265 by August 31st. I think it's more than do-able given the amount of weight I have to lose.

It's going to be somewhat tricky because I have jury duty for two more weeks, which has thrown my eating & work-out routine off-course. But hey, this is great real-life practice!! :)

Good luck everybody! :D

LGW 08-01-2011 03:18 AM

I'm in!

CW: 217.8

My goal is 1-2# weight loss per week, which puts me at a goal weight of
209-213 by the end of August.

Let's go :)

PacSunMama 08-01-2011 05:45 AM

Thanks for starting this Chick!!

SW for August: 204
GW for August: 197!

lene1974 08-01-2011 10:12 AM

Okay, here we go!
My eating plan is to only eat out 3 times this month, using menu planning to help stay on track. This may not sound like a big deal but we eat out WAY too much. I'm going to watch my portions, make sure I get all my fruits and veggies and get 64ozs of water in. I will be exercising 5 days a week rotating between running/walk intervals, elliptical and strength training.
For motivation I joined you (:D of course), wrote a list of my reasons for losing weight, and have a pic on the fridge. I hope these things help keep me focused.
My SW: 166
GW: 159
goal: lose 7lbs
I was originally going for 6 lbs but I think getting into the 150's would be super sweet so let's make it 7lbs.
Good luck chicks!

dancerindenver 08-01-2011 10:22 AM

Howdy, girls! I'd love to join you for august.

SW: 179
GW: 173

That's 1.5lbs/wk - and gets me back to moving my ticker again ;) I'll be officially weighing in on Fridays.

boatingmommy 08-01-2011 10:32 AM

Howdy! I'd like to jump in too! I have been totally not paying attention to my body and eating like a piggy most of the summer and of course the scale is showing it. I am going to lose 7 lbs this month. I am going to work out 5 of 7 days each week. I've got some really cute jeans that I need to slim down for before the weather starts turning colder. I enjoy doing my Turbo Jam video, Hip Hop abs, and walking.

Loli 08-01-2011 10:47 AM

I'm in!

SW: 132
GW: 124

8lb goal for this month!

lmb2387 08-01-2011 11:07 AM

Count me in! I'm currently doing the 20 day challenge but that ends on August 13th so I want to jump in here for when that challenge is over.

I was doing really well, and got to 156 last week but I had a horrible weekend and I refuse to step on the scale for a few days because I know I gained some back, I can feel it. I'm going to consider 156 my start weight because I need to re-lose those pounds and will this week.

SW: 156
GW: 143

I'm also starting the 30 day shred today with a friend but I'm also going to do the Brazil Butt Lift in the month of August. So my exercise goal is to complete both 30 day programs, as scheduled. When I complete both programs without skipping a day or cheating I'm going to feel really accomplished so I just have to keep that in mind!

saggzz 08-01-2011 12:33 PM

Hi Guys! I'm in as well. I go back to work in 3 weeks ( I'm a teacher) and I really need to get back into the groove. I went to the gym today and did step aerobics and lifted weights. I have some upcoming challenges though (a birthday, my anniversary, and going out of town the weekend with just the hubby- no kids woo hoo). So, I think I will shoot for 6 pounds, but if I lose more that would be most excellent.

firefoxy 08-01-2011 01:27 PM

Excited to start the new month off right.

SW 184
GW 175

Seems like a big jump, but I'm dealing with TOM related gloating right now. Ugh.

mommy1028 08-01-2011 02:07 PM

I think I'll join this one as well I think I'm up for every challenge so far lol! Hoping for that 10 pounds!
SW: 258
GW: 248

mselle 08-01-2011 03:06 PM

Well- since this is my first day of my "new lifestyle" I definitely want to be counted in!

My goal for August is to lose 8 lbs. I'm at 205 right now...so that will at least put me under 200!


boatingmommy 08-02-2011 10:27 AM

Okay, day one down and -.5 lbs. Day by day...small victories. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Loli 08-02-2011 11:12 AM

SW: 132
CW: 133.4 (NOT GOOD!)
GW: 124

8lb goal for this month!

ChickieChicks 08-02-2011 02:37 PM

I didn't plan on working out on the 1st, but I ended up doing a kick-*** run on the treadmill. 3 miles. That is a ton for me! So today is my day off. :) It feels like all I do now is workout, workout, and then try desperately to catch up on the few days off with housework, groceries, etc, etc.

Ugh...but at least I'm taking the kids to the pool this afternoon. :-)

Keep it up everyone! August can be GREAT!

xxkaleidoscopic 08-02-2011 03:16 PM

Chickiechicks, that's great!

I was gaining the past two days instead of losing, even though I did everything right. It was only a total of 0.4 pounds, but still annoying. But today I weighed in, and I'm down 0.8, to 147.2! Yay! Now let's home TOM doesn't kill me in the next few days...

LGW 08-02-2011 10:48 PM

7/31 - 217.8
8/1 - no WI
8/2 - 218.2 (+0.4)

ratc0353 08-02-2011 10:58 PM

Woo hoo for what must have been water weight :) Down 2.6lbs in 2 days...strange that drinking MORE water makes me lose the water weight...kind of counter intuitive!

chickadee32 08-03-2011 02:12 AM

Hi all! I'm glad to see that so many people are participating in the challenge this month! I don't have much time to chat at the moment (I'm on vacation and the internet access keeps going in and out), but I wanted to get our goal list posted. I'll be back with more chatter this weekend, but in the meantime - good luck to everyone with progress toward your goals this week!

August Weight Loss Goal List

chickadee32: Get into the 180s
dcapulet: Lose 8 lbs
xxkaleidoscopic: Get to 139.3 lbs
yoyo no more: Get to 156 lbs
CaitLA: Lose 11 lbs
firefoxy: Get to 175 lbs
lene1974: Lose 7 lbs
Peaches5577: Get to 165 lbs
cinthia: Lose 10 lbs
envelope: Get to 162 lbs
ChickieChicks: Lose 6 lbs
Katybug: Get to 286 lbs
ratc0353: Lose 8 lbs
SMSDREAMER2007: Lose 10 lbs
Need a change: Stay on plan every day
Sunshine87: Lose 10 lbs
PghGal: Get to 265 lbs
LGW: Get to 209-213 lb range
PacSunMama: Get to 197 lbs
dancerindenver: Get to 173 lbs
boatingmommy: Lose 7 lbs
martini: Get to 279 lbs
Loli: Lose 8 lbs
lmb2387: Get to 143 lbs
saggzz: Lose 6 lbs
mommy1028: Lose 10 lbs
mselle: Lose 8 lbs

Let me know if I've made any errors with your goals and I'll make corrections as soon as I can. Good luck, all!!

lene1974 08-03-2011 07:46 AM

Good morning! Just checking in quick...
I did 40 min walk/run yesterday AM and 20 min walk in the PM.
My eating has been more calories then it should be but healthy foods. I even roasted asparagus for the 1st time :D
My goal for today is to get a workout in and be more careful with how much I'm consuming.

Thanks Chickadee for making the list. Enjoy your vacation!

Rat, the water helps me lose too. Big congrats on the 2.6lb loss!!!:carrot: I would LOVE to see that on my scale.

Kaleidoscopic, YAY on the loss. Good luck with TOM, I'm just coming off mine. UGH!

Loli and LGW, don't sweat the .4 stay focused and it will be off plus more in no time!

Chickiechicks, it sounds like we are living the same life! Great job on the 3 mile run :carrot: I used to feel so great after a nice run like that.

Wahoo on the loss Boatingmommy! Keep it up and you'll be at goal and no time. :D
Have a great day chicks!

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