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Old 08-30-2019, 05:50 PM   #1  
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Smile September Weight Loss Challenge

In the US, we start September in a holiday weekend. Let's take the time to make a strong start for the month!

Join the September 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 September Exercise Challenge.

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Old 08-30-2019, 06:40 PM   #2  
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Thanks for starting the new thread gardenerjoy. You know I'm always ready for the next month.

August was really rough for me, but I have gotten back on track in the last few days and it looks like I will end the month with at least some loss. But I'm feeling really good about September. Now that my broken wrist and multitude of bruises are pretty much healed up, I really do want to hit the strength training. But even with that, I really feel like I can have a really good month on the scale. I'm feeling really optimistic. So I'm going to set my goal at 172.4, which will be a total of 95 pounds lost and 5 pounds down from where I am today (we'll see where I end the month tomorrow).

SW: 176.6
September GW: 172.4

Upcoming minigoals:
176.2 - under 80 kg *Met 9/9
175.6 - halfway through "overweight" *Met 9/13
173.8 - 35% lost


Week One
01: 176.8
02: 177.4
03: 176.8
04: 177.2
05: 177.8
06: 176.8
07: 177.0
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Total Loss for Week One: +0.4

Week Two
08: 177.0
09: 175.8
10: 177.0
11: 176.6
12: 175.8
13: 175.4
14: 175.6
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Total Loss for Week Two: -1.4

Week Three
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Total Loss for Week Three:

Week Four
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Total Loss for Week Four:

Bonus Days
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Total Loss for Bonus Days:
Total loss for Entire Month:

My current measurements (to the nearest .25 inch) are:
Neck: 13.25
Bicep: 12.25
Forearm: 10.25
Chest: 41
Waist: 34.5
Belly/Hips: 42
Thigh: 24
Calf: 16.25

Good luck this month, everyone

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Old 08-31-2019, 09:39 AM   #3  
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Thanks for starting the new thread, gardnerjoy.

I'm hoping to see the 180s this month. It will be a first for me, as I have never been in the 180s in my adult life. This month will be a little eventful with football games, my sister delivering her twins, and my youngest DD having her 5th birthday party. Last month I stayed on plan with my diet for most of the week and would have a cheat meal or cheat day on the weekends. I'm wanting to try harder at not having those cheat meals on the weekend, but I just don't know if I'm ready for that or not, especially since I'm still losing consistently. I almost feel that having that one off-plan day keeps me on track. I don't know...I think I'll worry about it if/when I plateau and quit losing.

SW: 193.8
September GW: 185

Week One
01: 194
02: DNW
03: 198
04: 198.2
05: 198.4
06: 198.4
07: DNW
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Total Loss for Week One:

Week Two
08: 197.8
09: 198.6
10: 197.6
11: 196
12: 193.8
13: 194.4
14: 194
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Total Loss for Week Two: 4.4 lbs

Week Three
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Total Loss for Week Three:

Week Four
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Total Loss for Week Four:

Bonus Days
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Total Loss for Bonus Days:
Total loss for Entire Month:

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Old 08-31-2019, 12:35 PM   #4  
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[Copied from August thread] Welp, that was a weird month! Huge life change getting a second cat made it hard for me to stay focused on weighing, but I did manage to get a good amount of weights logged. A bout of stomach issues gave me a nice drop but that didn't last long. However, I'm ending the month losing 3.2 lbs which I'm happy with! I like to think I can lose 1 lb a week, so just being shy of that goal despite all the stress makes me happy. I'm still a bit all over the place with sticking to eating salads for lunch, having managed to do it for 1 week in August, but I know I can do it moving forward. It's gonna take a while and change won't happen over night, I need to keep reminding myself of that.

Now onto September! This month my goal is to lose 4 lbs. Looks like I'm not going to be reaching my mini-goal of losing 10 lbs for my 10 year anniversary with my boyfriend. Oh welly! Maybe I'll make my next mini goal something Halloween related. I usually do a Halloween challenge on 3FC but this year I'm going to resist. I tend to plan all these challenges for myself and others, subconsciously set super high expectations for myself and then ultimately feel pressure and fall off the wagon. Until I'm back in a regular, healthy routine I'm going to take this one step at a time. I'm hoping to start exercising this month and also keep on going with meal prep/salad making. Good luck everyone!

Starting Weight: 191.4 lbs

Week 1
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Total Loss for Week 1:


Week 2
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Total Loss for Week 2:

Week 3

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Old 08-31-2019, 07:11 PM   #5  
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RIE! I have not seen you in forever! Granted, I really haven't been around much either, apart from Summer to Autumn challenge. Hope all is well!

This is the first time I'm checking out the monthly weight loss challenges on this sub-forum. I'm trying to determine what's most realistic for me...which is probably a weekly weigh-in. Weigh days will be Wednesdays! I still weigh daily, but for tracking sake, I will post my Wednesday numbers, regardless of what day I actually post.

August was overall a /decent/ month. Quite a few people in the family, including myself, had birthdays this month, so following keto on weekends was challenging. Needless to say, it was impossible and I'm fairly certain there was one day per weekend (minimum) where I was off-plan. I noticed though, that a 5 day on, 2 day off would at LEAST keep me in maintenance. Depending on the severity of the cheat day(s) or meals, I still managed to lose a little. I found this quite reassuring, as I could picture doing this as a lifetime change. (Apart from trips and VERY special occasions haha!) The working out portion has totally fell through the cracks. That's still a work in progress for me. Until I feel more settled at this new school and new grade level, I am uncertain if this'll change anytime soon.

Cheering on everyone for a wonderful September. WE GOT THIS.

- note to self that I'll be copying below -

{Current Weight: 152.8}
September goals ~
1. Weight: below 150!
2. Meal prep: weekly batch cooking for the week on Saturday and Sunday!
3. On plan: minimum 5 days a week {no maximum, but I won't beat myself up for not having a perfect week!}

Week 1 {9/4}:
Week 2 {9/11}:
Week 3 {9/18}:
Week 4 {9/25}:
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:27 AM   #6  
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Hi Folks! Newbie here! Saw this challenge and am jumping in if that is ok.

I'm hoping to see 150 this month. I have hit a plateau and have been super frustrated. I just started with a trainer and last month started Muay Thai (awesome workout and lets me pound out frustrations). I have my new Polar Ignite watch to help me keep track of my activity and keep me in the fat burning green zone. I suspect I have been working out too hard which is great for the cardio but not so good for the weight loss. I have just recently recovered from Chikungunya (the joys of living in SE Asia and travelling to weird places) - so hoping I am back to full health again! Onward and upward!

SW: 158.4
September GW: 150

Week One
01: 158.4
02: 158.5
03: 157.7
04: 156.9
05: 157.1
06: 157.6
07: 157.6
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Total Loss for Week One: 0.8

Week Two
08: 157.6
09: 157.6
10: 157.5
11: 157.4
12: 156.7
13: 156.6
14: 155.8
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Total Loss for Week Two:

Week Three
15: 155.8
16: 156.5
17: 156.8
18: 156.7
19: 156
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Total Loss for Week Three:

Week Four
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Total Loss for Week Four:

Bonus Days
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Total Loss for Bonus Days:
Total loss for Entire Month:

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Old 09-01-2019, 08:45 AM   #7  
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:30 AM   #8  
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SW: 166.6
September GW: 159

Hey everyone, I'm back 😄
August was a rough and happy month for me. A lot of vacations and junk food. I can only do better with your help and support in September 🙏
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Lacerta!!...looks like you got those 170s under your belt!! Proud of you!

Atarimae, I am also doing keto. I'm looking forward to reading your updates. Taking a couple days off is also maintenance for me. I have learned that eating a cheat meal instead of making it a cheat day is better for me in order to keep consistently losing. Are you a teacher?

Shazzer, welcome to the daily weigh-in post!

I was up a little on the scale this morning compared to yesterday because I had a few homemade margaritas with DH late last night. I went to my best friend's house yesterday for a cookout and surprisingly stayed on plan. The only thing I ate that wasn't on plan was a slice of watermelon and it wasn't too terribly sweet, so I'm proud of myself. We had a great visit. We are off tomorrow due to Labor Day, so I'm looking forward to sitting around my house doing nothing....lol. Hope everyone has a great Sunday!
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Happy September everyone!

September SW 186 (think I've peed out all the excess travel water weight; my ankles are back to normal!)
September GW 179

I had initially planned on a goal of -6lbs for the month, but decided this morning to push for the extra pound to get into the 170's! I'm generally a weekly weigh in due to traveling for work. So I'll see you all on Mondays and any time I need a quick motivational push.

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Old 09-01-2019, 11:50 AM   #11  
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Welcome, everyone!

I have a love/hate relationship with weighing every day. It was absolutely vital when I had my big weight loss. But it's mostly been counterproductive since I've been trying to lose some of the re-gain. I've been doing well for a couple of months, though, and it would really help to have the feedback from the scale to know if I'm losing or maintaining. If I'm maintaining, I'm willing to tweak a few things to see if I can get the weight moving again.

September goal: -1 kg (reach 97.15 kgs)

1: 98.15 kgs
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:56 AM   #12  
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Week One
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02: 177.4
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Well that's the wrong direction, but I weighed in 2 hours early and had popcorn yesterday. Meh. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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Happy labor day everyone. I did well yesterday 😊 Joe
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Sept 1 186.0
Sept 2 184.4 (-1.6)
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I'm OVERWEIGHT!!!!
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:58 PM   #15  
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Question to all! How do you play the mind game with yourself when you see the scale bounce up and down? It is so frustrating when you "do everything right" and the scale goes up, and then on a day when you have an extra snack or an alcoholic beverage you seem to lose weight? What do you use as your NSV?

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