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Old 09-28-2023, 02:37 PM   #1  
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Smile October Weight Loss Challenge

It's apple season where I'm from -- a great healthy food for weight loss. What are you looking forward to for fall?

Join the October 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.

This thread is for weight loss goals. For your exercise goals, check out our sister thread: October Exercise Challenge
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Old 10-01-2023, 12:08 AM   #2  
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Hello Joy and all. I am a returning member of 3FC. I joined in 2013 and spent nearly two years in here in which I managed to lose about 75 lbs. Since then I gained all that back plus some. I was purt healthy back then at only 70 years old and managed to lose by both exercise (hard work gardening mostly) in which I built a large garden on alkaline clay, digging up soil, loading it in my truck and hauling it in and placing it in planters two to 3 foot deep by 14' long by 8" wide boxes which I built and installed a drip irrigation system for it. I also built a small 10'x20' greenhouse which was located in the garden. I trained hunting dogs (pointers) and walked over 10 miles per day during the training.


I remember Gardener Joy from back then also, and her green tomatoes, which I also love, they helped me a lot with my weight loss also plus being very tasty. Hers was a very active thread going back then.

I started to lose weight after a doctor's visit. The orthopedic told me that I was way overweight, which I already knew of course. Then he told me that if I lost a lot of this weight many of my problems would cease to exist. So a few days after that visit I decided to start weight loss again. That was 12 days ago. I had weighed in at 255.

My back is in awful condition with arthritis and all, diabetes, high blood pressure, and Cartledge gone in my knees. I can stand for only a short time until my back hurts so bad I have to sit. Walking is very difficult due to the knees.

Over the past 12 days since I began weight loss, I am down 17 lbs. I know that most of that was water weight and expected a fast drop at first and know the hard part will be beginning now.

When I lost the weight last time, I ate tasty meals consisting of vegetables like squash, tomatoes, onion, okra, and bokchoy with a lot of spices cooked in like chilies, oregano, coriander, lime juice, cilantro etc., and would often place that over a bed of rice. I tried to keep my caloric intake less than 1000 and plan on doing the same this time.

This time I cannot exercise like I did before so I have to do it all by cutting down on my eating and I plan on eating similar to what I did last time being as it was tasty food, did not leave me hungry ( I do not do hunger well) and worked. Without the exercise, I know it will take a lot longer to lose the extra pounds.

I will lose as fast as I can but do not expect to be able to lose much more than 2 lbs a week after my body settles into this mode.

I think this is enough about me to give you a general idea of who/what I am.



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Old 10-01-2023, 05:57 AM   #3  
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start: 14st 5.25lb / 201.25lb
target: 14st 2lb / 198lb
target loss: 3.25lb

the target for the month is to get down into the sub-200's.

welcome (back) BFR. 17lb in 12 days is amazing, good luck with the rest, it sounds like you have a good plan.
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Old 10-01-2023, 08:11 AM   #4  
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MrBadger you are doing great.
welcome (back) BFR

Iím bouncing in the same 3lb window. Driving me crazy & need to figure out something different to do. Making. a smaller goal this month and hopefully I can accomplish it.

10/1: 185.3
​​​​​​​10/2: 186.0
goal: -2lbs

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Old 10-03-2023, 11:38 AM   #5  
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Welcome back BFR, you are doing a great job.
I don't think I'll lose much weight this month, but I'll still set an ambitious goal.

1/10: 90.1 kg (198.63lbs)

Goal: - 3 kg.

I would be happy losing 1.5 kg.
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Old 10-03-2023, 02:43 PM   #6  
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Welcome back, BFR! I remember you, too!

I'm with I.wanna.be.cute, setting a goal that seems unlikely that I will meet. But I think it will help me push that much harder. I'm very glad to be back at this after the various disruptions related to getting a colonoscopy.

October goal: -1 kg, Weigh 20x

3: 87.65 kgs, 1/20x
4: 88.2, 2/20
5: 88.3, 3/20

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Old 10-05-2023, 06:10 PM   #7  
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Welcome, everyone! Looking forward to a great month!

Big_Fat_Rooster: -2 lbs/week
gardenerjoy: -1 kg, Weigh 20x
I.wanna.be.cute: -3 kg
MrBadger: -3.25lb
WendyWants2Change: -2 lbs
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I'm back after a few years and unfortunately have regained most of my weight.

My goal for Oct is to lose 6 lbs:
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Welcome, flower1! It's great to see you again!

Big_Fat_Rooster: -2 lbs/week
gardenerjoy: -1 kg, Weigh 20x
flower1: -6 lbs
I.wanna.be.cute: -3 kg
MrBadger: -3.25lb
WendyWants2Change: -2 lbs

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Thanks gardenerjoy. I'm glad you are still running this thread.
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Old 10-09-2023, 06:16 AM   #11  
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I really need to be on a diet, I am just doing exercise now, but it doesn't work for weight loss for me.

1/10: 90.1 kg (198.63lbs)
9/10: 90.8 kg (200.17lbs)
Goal: - 3 kg.

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start: 14st 5.25lb / 201.25lb
target: 14st 2lb / 198lb
target loss: 3.25lb

current weight: 14st 4.25lb / 200.25lb
month loss: 1lb

just a whisker away from the 200lb mark

hang in there I.wanna.be.cute - just exercise doesn't work for me either, I do have to eat less too.
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Oct Goal: 6 lbs
SW: 176.2
CW: 172.4 (-3.8)

01: 176.2
04: 173.2
10: 172.4
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I'm making no progress, but at least headed in the right direction again. I feel like I'm just getting back into the groove after some disruptions, so I have high hopes for the rest of the month.

October goal: -1 kg, Weigh 20x

03: 87.65 kgs, 1/20x
04: 88.2, 2/20
05: 88.3, 3/20
10: 89.4, 4/20
11: 89.1, 5/20
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start: 14st 5.25lb / 201.25lb
target: 14st 2lb / 198lb
target loss: 3.25lb

I'm back to my starting weight for the month. I've been down 1lb & up 2lb. two weeks of the month left, so still some time to drop a couple of lb if I apply myself.
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