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Old 12-28-2018, 06:44 PM   #1  
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Smile January Weight Loss Challenge

Start the New Year right with a weight loss challenge. Let's go, 2019!

Join the January Weight Loss Challenge to set your goal, track it, and meet it -- with the help of a supportive and encouraging group. All the goals will be compiled into a list. As each goal is met during the month, it gets turned RED in celebration.

For your exercise goals, don't miss the January Exercise Challenge.

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Old 12-28-2018, 09:15 PM   #2  
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Thanks for the new thread, gardenerjoy. Looking forward to taking it up a notch in the new year.

Happy New Year everyone and good luck.

SW: 205.2
December GW: 199.8 obviously **Met 1/21/19

I like to keep track of my minigoals as well. Upcoming significant mingoals this month:
10 BMI lost: 203.6 **Met 1/7/19
25% of starting weight lost: 200.6 **Met 1/21/19

Week One
01: 204.2
02: 204.0
03: 204.2
04: 204.0
05: 204.8
06: 204.0
07: 203.0
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Total Loss for Week One: 2.2

Week Two
08: 203.0
09: 203.0
10: 202.8
11: 203.0
12: 202.4
13: 202.2
14: 201.2
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Total Loss for Week Two: 1.8

Week Three
15: 201.2
16: 201.8
17: 202.4
18: 201.8
19: 202.0
20: 200.8
21: 199.4
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Total Loss for Week Three: 1.8

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Total Loss for Entire Month:

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Old 12-30-2018, 01:38 PM   #3  
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Thanks for starting us off for the New Year, GardenerJoy!

SW: Will update on January 1st (Tuesday)
December GW: 180 (made it)
January GW: 172 thereabouts, but I'll tailor once I weigh in Tuesday morning.

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Old 12-30-2018, 02:40 PM   #4  
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Great Idea! I would love to join!

SW: 157
GW: 147

Week One
01: 157
02: 155.3 (I weighed in the morning, on 1/01 I weighed at night so I'm guessing this is the diff. Moving forward I will weigh in the morning)
03: 153.7 (I'm still not sure how this is dropping so much... I'm not complaining, just confused)
04: 152.1
05: 151.8
06: 150.5
07: 149.1
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Total Loss for Week One: 7.9

Week Two
08: 147.2 (I spoke with my doctor about this dramatic loss and he said that with my new medication that I'm on, and me following his sodium restrictions makes this common) - I stay as far under of 1500mg of sodium per day. My medication is not a weightloss medication, it is for other issues I have.
09: 146.5
10: 146.4
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:50 PM   #5  
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Thanks for starting us off for the New Year, gardenerjoy!

SW: 263
GW: 257

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Old 12-31-2018, 08:01 PM   #6  
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I'm going to do a "30 days of change" strength challenge this month (and hopefully more 30 day challenges through the year), so because I strongly suspect that will hinder my poundage lost, I'm going to hedge my bets and say that my alternate goal is to lose 5 inches total. I lost 4.25" overall in December, so I feel like that is a reasonable goal. Also, I'd really like to focus on inches lost more than pounds this year. I'll track the pounds and still be excited about milestones. But I'd like to add some muscle, which means the actual weight loss will almost certainly slow down, so I need something to keep me going.

My current measurements (to the nearest .25 inch) are:
Neck: 14 (how big are necks supposed to be?)
Bicep: 14 (this one hopefully won't get smaller, just be replaced with muscle)
Forearm: 11.25 (don't carry a lot of fat on my forearms, this one probably won't change much)
Chest: 43 (but I'm down to under 35 on my band, so I've lost a bunch of back and rib fat)
Waist: 38 (this is the most important one to me, as it has the most health risks, I'd ultimately like to get under 30)
Belly/Hips: 45.5 (I measure this at the top of my hipbones)
Thigh: 26.5 (started at 30, which is more than I'm hoping my waist will end up...how crazy is that?)
Calf: 17.25 (I don't feel like I carry a lot of fat on my lower legs either, but no idea how big a calf is actually supposed to be)

There it is, in all its ugly glory. So the goal is 5 inches overall or 5.4 pounds, one or the other. Both would be amazing. I only measure every 2ish weeks, so midmonth and end of month. If anyone wants to join me in tracking inches, I'd love the company.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:43 AM   #7  
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Good morning all,
GardenerJoy thanks for the thread

January goal - -2.5

1/1/19-145.3
1/2/19-144.8


Happy New Year

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Old 01-01-2019, 10:18 AM   #8  
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Happy New Year everyone!
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Week One
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Great start to the new year. I'm down a full pound from yesterday, and seeing my first look at the 204s, and did it by jumping almost all the way through them. Got outside for a nice walk both of the last two days. I have today off work as well, and the weather is supposed to be good, so I should get another walk in today, but I'm also going to start my 30 days of change workout this morning, so the bloat monster may hit for the next few days (or weeks) as my body adjusts. So I'll celebrate today's 204 because I may not see it again for a little while.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:36 PM   #10  
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SW: 177
GW: 172

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Good morning and happy new year!
Lacerta: nice weight loss. Enjoy your day off and best of luck on the workout. Yep, I get you. Exercise packs on muscle so the weight thing changes ... but just at the beginning. After a while, that muscle will be burning fat and you'll be out ahead.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:12 AM   #11  
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1: 263
2: 262.5

Congrats on getting into the 204s, Lacerta! It'll be interesting to see how much your strength challenge affects your weight loss.

I started my Dance A Day yesterday and I don't know why I've been slacking for so long! It was so much fun and it's pure cardio!
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:46 AM   #12  
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Happy New Year! The holidays were wonderful, but time to get back at it. I am up from where I was over the Summer, but not as heavy as this time last year. I hope to work out at least 4 out of 7 days a week.
Start Weight:193
Goal Weight: 186

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Newlyn: that's awesome you had so much fun with Dance A Day. It's impossible not to be happy when dancing
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boatingmommy: Welcome back

Newlyn: Congrats on the new low today. I'm curious to see as well, but also a little bit terrified. I keep telling myself it is worth it in the long run.

Follena: Thanks. Yes, just at the beginning. I just wish I knew how long of "the beginning" to expect.

Week One
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02: 204.0
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DOMS have definitely started. I expect to be very sore tomorrow morning. But I still was down a hair today. I don't expect to drop any lower for the next week or so. I'm heading into my busy time at work, from today through next Thursday, PLUS expect DOMS to be a beast for the next week, especially, as my body adjusts to this new torture. If I could just maintain under 206 for the next 10 days, I'll be pretty happy about it.

In the meantime, I'm trying to take the eating up a notch. I'm cutting back on pizza to just once a month, and trying to get in as much protein and veggies as I can every day. The last few days have been very good, but I've been off work. Today, I not only head back in, but I head in with long days. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:53 AM   #15  
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Hey ladies, figured id join in while im still on time for the month.

SW: 179.6
GW: 172.0
Week One
01: 179.6
02: 179.6
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