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August Weight Loss Challenge
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:49:26 PM »
Alrighty Folks,

Let's put that stoicism to work, delay some gratification and shed some pounds! Rant, rave, and cheer each other on!
I'm in for 5lbs this month.

Goals in pounds (kilos in brackets)

Sun Hat.........................5
neophyte.......................7
Sailor Sam.....................4
Anette..........................(6kg)
haypug16......................3
Hirondelle......................3
KellyM............................6
middo...........................(2.1kg)
alleykat.........................5
Cookie78......................4
jclnuke..........................6
westtoeast...................3
hopingtoretire35..........10
sallyanne......................8
FrugalYCP......................4
ToughMother.................2.8
thedigitalone................9.3
ender............................10
Goinganon....................9.5
Radagast......................4
sisto.............................5
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 05:14:50 PM by Sun Hat »

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 03:12:39 PM »
Hooray!

I'm in for 3 lbs

Starting weight - 124.6
Goal weight - 121.6

0/3lbs lost

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 03:16:26 PM »
I have powerful motivation to continue losing. I知 down for 4 lbs in August. Thanks for captaining the thread, @Sun Hat

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 03:20:27 PM »
Down for another 3 lbs!

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 03:37:37 PM »
Despite my utter lack of progress for the last three months, sign me up for 7!  I really want to hit that 25 BMI mark.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 03:47:13 PM »
Alright, this month I have some determination!

Starting the " 10 Day Detox Diet" by Mark Hyman together with my husband tomorrow, which will be to loose by metabolic balance. We have each post ~15 kg with that 7 years ago, or which I managed to gain 9 back, 6 of them after surgery last winter.

Goal is to loose 12 kg total, at least 6 kg this month!

Thank you for the challenge

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 09:03:21 PM »
July challenge progress: -5.7 lbs

In for 6 lbs for August!
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 09:54:48 PM by KellyM »

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 09:15:30 PM »
Count me in.  I'm aiming for 2.1 kilograms.  Currently 97.1 kg.  Goal 95 kg.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 09:22:26 PM »
I知 in for 5 this month.  I lost 5 in July so would like to do the same in Aug if not more.

Starting at 155.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 12:14:55 AM »
I知 in for 4 pounds again.

Garden is exploding with veggies right now and there痴 no room left in the freezer to freeze any of them. I知 hoping my aversion to food wastage works in my favour this month as I fill up on veggies and avoid treats or heavy carb foods.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 04:41:41 AM »
I'm shooting for 6 lbs this month. Starting out at 223 yesterday.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 04:53:53 AM »
Didn't meet my July goal, so definitely in. 3 pounds is my modest goal this time around.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2018, 05:02:53 AM »
August 2: at +1.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 07:15:24 AM »
Going for 10 again.

Hopefully with some adjustments I'll continue to lose.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 07:54:15 AM »
I lost 8.6 lb in July, put me down for 8 lbs. Starting weight 136.8, goal 128.8

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 09:31:29 AM »
I'm in for 4 lbs. Starting 214.8, goal 210.8.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2018, 04:51:40 PM »
Started at 122.8 and it would be AMAZEBALLS to get to 120.

Thanks for the encouragement and thread @Sun Hat
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 04:53:25 PM by ToughMother »

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2018, 05:27:52 PM »
I'll jump in, need the motivation to keep making progress.

I started July at 190.3 and finished at 181, that's a loss of 9.3 pounds, so lets do that again in August.

This morning I weighed in at 179.8 (First time back in the 170's in about 10 years!) so my August 31st goal is 170.5, final target is between 160-165.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2018, 05:31:36 PM »
I'm in.

Doing P90X this month too.

Put me down for, oh what the hell, 10 pounds. I'm pretty sure if I eat smart and exercise consistently that'll be a piece of cake since I'm around 213ish now.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2018, 09:01:48 AM »
I'm excited to announce that I'm finally down to the weight I maintained for two weeks before the ill-fated happy hour of 7/24/2018. How this is even possible I can't fathom.

Now the bad news is I've agreed to dinner tonight with a friend that only comes to town every 1-2 years. Highly recommended prix fixe place. I'm gonna pay for it so I'm gonna eat it. Drat.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2018, 09:30:24 AM »
I'm in.

Doing P90X this month too.

Put me down for, oh what the hell, 10 pounds. I'm pretty sure if I eat smart and exercise consistently that'll be a piece of cake since I'm around 213ish now.

Been fighting a stomach bug so minimal improvement here so far.

Also need to be more disciplined in eating well!

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2018, 03:25:49 PM »
Down 1,6 kg this morning, hoping to keep going !

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2018, 05:06:34 PM »
Count me in.  I'm aiming for 2.1 kilograms.  Currently 97.1 kg.  Goal 95 kg.

97.4 this morning.  Whoops.  Wrong way.

Better get a bit more discipline.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2018, 09:14:07 PM »
I just started back at trying to lose some weight. My goal is to lose 9.5 lbs by Labor Day. It would be amazing to do that by the end of August. As of today, I知 down 2 lbs. Only 7.5 left to go this month!

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2018, 07:10:48 AM »
I've had a rough week. I lapsed in to comfort foods, but I'm pretty surprised with the relative moderation of it. I think that some good habits (not snacking between meals and consciously feeling my feelings rather than eating them) are starting to stick. I haven't gained, but I haven't lost either, so I'll have to focus to get back on track.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2018, 08:16:31 AM »
Back to living on a ship, but the galley isn't serving. Living on restaurants and slipping into 'don't give a fuck.' Dangerous.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2018, 09:52:36 AM »
This morning I weighed in at 179.8 (First time back in the 170's in about 10 years!) so my August 31st goal is 170.5, final target is between 160-165.
178.2 this morning, down 1.6 in 4 days, so averaging .4 per day, 7.7 pounds to go to reach my goal of -9.3 in August.

Intermittent fasting is working out well for me, despite the afternoon hunger/cravings starting to increase.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 11:15:08 AM »
Back to living on a ship, but the galley isn't serving. Living on restaurants and slipping into 'don't give a fuck.' Dangerous.

Oh no!  Are there any healthy options available at all? Best of luck to you.  I don't know how I could manage to lose weight under those circumstances. Maybe....soylent? But that's pretty repulsive. Desperate times call for desperate measures?

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2018, 11:26:25 AM »
Living on restaurants and slipping into 'don't give a fuck.' Dangerous.

Nooooo! Give the fucks! Give them all! Go to a grocery store and stock up on boring foods!

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2018, 12:35:51 PM »
Living on restaurants and slipping into 'don't give a fuck.' Dangerous.
Nooooo! Give the fucks! Give them all! Go to a grocery store and stock up on boring foods!
But Sam is stuck on a ship and can't. Options are very limited. That's the problem.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2018, 02:24:39 PM »
Living on restaurants and slipping into 'don't give a fuck.' Dangerous.
Nooooo! Give the fucks! Give them all! Go to a grocery store and stock up on boring foods!
But Sam is stuck on a ship and can't. Options are very limited. That's the problem.

To be fair, the ship IS tied up to the pier. Fuck are available for use, and I'm capable of making it to a grocery store. It's more difficult for me than for John Q. Landlubber, but only because my access to transportation is currently limited. The lack of refridgeration is also a bummer, but not unpossible to overcome.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2018, 02:27:17 PM »
Well, in that case what Sun Hat said stands! Get thee to a grocery store. We're rooting for you.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2018, 07:20:41 AM »
I lost 8.6 lb in July, put me down for 8 lbs. Starting weight 136.8, goal 128.8
One week in, 134.6, on track! I have a wedding tonight, hopefully it won't mess me up too much

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« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2018, 09:30:46 AM »
I think I am participating. Going for a loss of 4 lb, from 163 to 159. As of this morning I am at 161, but I notice my weight fluctuates 2lb above and below on a daily basis. My goal is to be consistently under 160 by the end of the month. I am following the faddish "skip breakfast and sometimes lunch or dinner diet." I observe that for me eating is social, so I am basically not eating when I am by myself except as necessary to consume 1200-1500 calories per day. Other than that no changes. So far I am down about 12 pounds from my June peak.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2018, 09:46:17 AM »
A bit late, but count me in again to try for 5 lbs again. Hopefully I'll actually make it this time. The key is to not give up and to at least have some loss each month.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2018, 07:07:02 PM »
I just started back at trying to lose some weight. My goal is to lose 9.5 lbs by Labor Day. It would be amazing to do that by the end of August. As of today, I知 down 2 lbs. Only 7.5 left to go this month!

I知 down another 1.2 lbs! I知 nearly a third of the way to my goal for the month.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2018, 08:08:02 AM »
Lost a total of 2,5 kg by now, keeping going for my goal of at least 6 kg for the month.
Feeling good about feeding myself healthy but my thoughts do often wander to ice cream ( especially in this heat, it's been 37ー C here for weeks), lots of watermelon... and other unhealthy carbs like pasta, white rice...

This forum really helps to keep me going as well as my husband doing this with me ( although it is slightly annoying that he has lost more than 4 kg i during the same time, but he does get a lot more exercise and with this heat and no sir conditioning at work or at home I feel like I have been moving in slow motion)

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
I am not off to a good start but I am back on track now and should still be able to lose the 5 this month.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2018, 07:42:36 AM »
I've finally lost a tiny bit of weight and managed to keep it off for a week. Only just enough that I don't think it's just a blip. I haven't been doing well with my diet though. I've been averaging about 1500 calories a day for the past week and I know from experience that maintainance for me is about 1600 calories a day. I've been pretty good about following my exercise plan so hopefully I'm putting on some muscle and increasing my basal calorie burn rate. 

I don't think I see any differences, but I'm starting to think some of my clothes are looser.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2018, 12:05:07 PM »
I found a scale, so was able to weigh myself.
Last time I weighed, was at 158--currently at 153.

Would like to work towards 140-45 by end of year, so will aim for 150 by the end of the month.

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« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 09:47:26 AM »
This morning I weighed in at 179.8 (First time back in the 170's in about 10 years!) so my August 31st goal is 170.5, final target is between 160-165.
178.2 this morning, down 1.6 in 4 days, so averaging .4 per day, 7.7 pounds to go to reach my goal of -9.3 in August.

Intermittent fasting is working out well for me, despite the afternoon hunger/cravings starting to increase.
Bah, no progress, had a big dinner splurge over the weekend that didn't help things. 178.7 today, at least the body fat % is a lower at 23.5% vs 26.4 thanks to getting out on regular hikes/walks.

Down -1.1,  8.2 to go, this is real work!

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2018, 12:14:07 PM »
Haven't had access to a scale, but I feel light/skinny the last few days. Not sure if it means any real weight loss though. The hot weather makes me eat less so that might've helped. On the other hand I've eaten too many unhealthy foods lately so I should improve on that.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2018, 02:16:21 PM »
I'm only down 1.5 for the month to date. I've been eating a lot of simple carbs as I grieve the death of a friend, but the funeral was Saturday, so I'm forcing myself to adhere to my eating plan again as of today.

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2018, 07:54:18 PM »
Count me in.  I'm aiming for 2.1 kilograms.  Currently 97.1 kg.  Goal 95 kg.

97.4 this morning.  Whoops.  Wrong way.

Better get a bit more discipline.

97.1 this morning.  At least I'm back where I started.  :/

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« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2018, 09:53:30 AM »
I just started back at trying to lose some weight. My goal is to lose 9.5 lbs by Labor Day. It would be amazing to do that by the end of August. As of today, I知 down 2 lbs. Only 7.5 left to go this month!

I知 down another 1.2 lbs! I知 nearly a third of the way to my goal for the month.

So far, I'm down a total of 6 lbs.  3.5 left to lose this month. 

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2018, 10:23:23 AM »
Great work @Goinganon !

How is everyone else doing at the halfway point for the month? I'm down 2.5 lbs, which is a little behind schedule, but still in the right direction, so hard to be disappointed with.

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« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2018, 10:33:49 AM »
Great work @Goinganon !

How is everyone else doing at the halfway point for the month? I'm down 2.5 lbs, which is a little behind schedule, but still in the right direction, so hard to be disappointed with.

I'm not doing very well. In fact I'm up a pound or two... closer to 2. But the same happened in July before I dropped back down to 0 pounds gained, and I'll be content if I can maintain where I am for two months while I deal with other life crap.


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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2018, 11:50:46 AM »
I found a scale, so was able to weigh myself.
Last time I weighed, was at 158--currently at 153.

Would like to work towards 140-45 by end of year, so will aim for 150 by the end of the month.

This morning showed 149, but last week was showing back up to 155---so I'm a bit confounded.
Will check again for the next few days and see what it going on :)

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2018, 02:44:11 PM »
This morning showed 149, but last week was showing back up to 155---so I'm a bit confounded.
Will check again for the next few days and see what it going on :)

It could be as simple as something that you ate yesterday. I had a delicious but salty soup last week and weighed 5 pounds more the next day due to water retention. Hopefully those pounds pee away!

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Re: August Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2018, 07:15:08 PM »
Count me in.  I'm aiming for 2.1 kilograms.  Currently 97.1 kg.  Goal 95 kg.

97.4 this morning.  Whoops.  Wrong way.

Better get a bit more discipline.

97.1 this morning.  At least I'm back where I started.  :/

96.7 this morning.  Improving.