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June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:44:05 AM »
I'm temporarily standing in for jane x this month and starting the June Challenge thread.  Good luck everyone!  May the odds be ever in your favor.

Name ............................................Goal (lbs unless otherwise noted)
@neophyte ........................................................................2
@RetiredAt63 ......................................................................4
@Gilly ................................................................................5
@hoping2retire35 ................................................................8
@ditkanate .........................................................................6.2
@Hirondelle ........................................................................3
@NinetyFour ........................................................................5
@Sun Hat ...........................................................................3
@FrugalYCP ........................................................................4
@trplcrwnr ..........................................................................5
@Cookie78 ..........................................................................4
@Plina ............................................................................... 7.7 (3.5 kg)
@chaskavitch ..................................................................... 3
@alleykat ............................................................................5
@CoreyTheMan ....................................................................5-8
@Phryne ............................................................................. 4
@sisto .................................................................................5
@haypug16 ..........................................................................4
@FireHiker ..........................................................................7
@facepalm ..........................................................................10
@furrychickens ..................................................................... ??


Group goal .........................................................................99.9
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 05:51:29 AM »
I'm in for another 4.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 06:03:39 AM »
I'm in for 5.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 06:21:35 AM »
I guess I'll shoot for 8 again.

Here we go!

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 06:23:35 AM »
Started June this morning at 211.2

Target for 6/30 will be 205. 

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 06:51:28 AM »
I'm in, still need to see May's result on the scale but I hope for another 3 lbs in June.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 06:53:14 AM »
I am in for a 5 pound loss.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 08:32:34 AM »
I'm in for 3lbs.

After months of trying to track my calorie intake in my mind, I'm switching to writing down what I eat in a journal. I hate doing it, as I get really fixated on numbers, but it works.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 09:36:10 AM »
I'm in for 4 this month.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 10:11:50 AM »
I'm officially starting the month at 166.  I'd really like to end the month at 160, since that's the top of my healthy BMI range, and a nice round number, but with vacation coming up and other things going on this month, I'll settle for not gaining if I have to.  I'm making 2 lbs my stated goal.

Meanwhile I started the month out right by celebrating National Doughnut Day today.... hmmm....

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 10:18:49 AM »
I'd like to join the group with a goal of -5lbs.


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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 11:01:07 AM »
I'm in for 4 pounds again.

Spending the first two weeks canoeing which will help if I can stop myself from overeating the whole time. I hate food waste and last time my dad cooked enough for 4 each meal even though it was just the two of us. This time we have a portage near the start of the trip, so I am restricting what we bring for food, and this time I am conscious that food waste outside my belly is better than wasting that food by adding extra pounds. Don't want to lose my April progress!!

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2018, 06:58:14 AM »
I am in for 3,5 kilos. Have gone from 83 kg to 77 kg. The goal is to get down to 70 kg.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2018, 08:20:14 AM »
I'm in again, for the same 3 lbs I wanted to lose last time.  I just want to get below 140 again - I haven't been that low since before I got pregnant 3 years ago, but it's totally doable.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2018, 08:27:40 AM »
I completely failed last month so I am in 5 again.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2018, 10:19:14 PM »
I wanna get in on this one, I will set a easy goal of 5lbs, a stretch of 6lbs and knockout of 8. Hopefully I can hit my knockout goal.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2018, 10:49:59 PM »
Iím going to give this a go. I started the c25k running program 2 weeks ago, and although I feel better the scales havnít moved.

Aiming for 4lbs to get me to 170lbs, end goal is 152lbs.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2018, 10:52:39 AM »
I failed last month, but I'm in for 5 again.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2018, 09:53:57 AM »
I'm in for 4 lbs again! May was terrible ended the month.

Starting weight 127.2
Goal weight 123.2

0/4 lbs lost


Now time for my afternoon walk!

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2018, 04:56:14 PM »
I'd like to join starting today. My goal is to lose 10 pounds by July 10, so 7 pounds in June would be about right. I'm working with a friend who is starting from a similar place. I've been killing it on the exercise, but my diet really needs some serious attention. @Phryne I started running 16.5 weeks ago, using Couch to 5k and Hal Higdon's half marathon novice plan. I have dropped a size, but my weight hasn't gone down; if anything it has gone up. I guess that's "normal" when you start running, but it's really been demoralizing! Good luck with your goals! 

To summarize:
Starting weight: 167.3
June goal: 7 pounds

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 05:56:44 PM »
Lost 10 in May. In for another 10.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2018, 06:06:07 AM »
MANIACAL LAUGH! I lost a pound! (Or maybe I'm dehydrated - I know that I should really wait to see if the loss sticks around, but this morning's weigh-in is the lightest that I've been in YEARS, so I'm too happy to contain myself.)
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2018, 06:31:11 AM »
MANIACAL LAUGH! I lost a pound! (Or maybe I'm dehydrated - I know that I should really wait to see if the loss sticks around, but this morning's weigh-in is the lightest that I've been in YEARS, so I'm too happy to contain myself.)

Yay @Sun Hat !  That's a great way to start the month :)

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2018, 08:24:49 AM »
No specific goal, I just let the weight come off at the speed it does. Already 8 pounds lighter than Iíve been since, like, 14.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2018, 06:52:18 PM »
I updated the first post.  Our group goal is up to 100 lbs for June!

I'm doing ok.  I feel like I've been eating a ton, and I've certainly been drinking much more than I usually do, but somehow the scale has stayed steady so far.  I've survived the houseguest portion of my vacation (but there were certainly some moments where I almost threw them out! These friends will not be invited back, which I am sad about, but our lifestyles are very incompatible.) Now I'm ready to go relax on the beach with family next week. I feel like I'll be more in control of my diet there, but I'm still going to stick to just trying not to gain.  No scale there, so I'll check in when I get back with how it went. 

No specific goal, I just let the weight come off at the speed it does. Already 8 pounds lighter than I’ve been since, like, 14.
Congrats!  I know from experience that that is no small feat.  I get down about how slowlyy my weight is coming off, but I'm also lighter than I was at 14, so we can certainly celebrate that! 

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2018, 06:37:25 AM »
Congratulations @neophyte ! Not gaining while hosting stressful guests is a feat to celebrate! It's too bad about the friendship, but it's good that you've recognized that they're no longer a good fit for your life rather than allowing yourself to get pulled into a destructive direction. Houray for self-care and restful beach vacations!

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2018, 09:04:52 AM »

Starting weight 127.2
June 10 weight 126.2
Goal weight 123.2

1/4 lbs lost

I've started weighing myself every morning and it seems to be helping me to stay on track. Most mornings my weight is down about .2 lbs so its very motivating and then if it goes up a little it gets be back on track sooner than if I waited a full week to weight in.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2018, 05:10:19 AM »
I'd like to join starting today. My goal is to lose 10 pounds by July 10, so 7 pounds in June would be about right. I'm working with a friend who is starting from a similar place. I've been killing it on the exercise, but my diet really needs some serious attention. @Phryne I started running 16.5 weeks ago, using Couch to 5k and Hal Higdon's half marathon novice plan. I have dropped a size, but my weight hasn't gone down; if anything it has gone up. I guess that's "normal" when you start running, but it's really been demoralizing! Good luck with your goals! 

To summarize:
Starting weight: 167.3
June goal: 7 pounds

Thanks FireHiker! Congrats on your running, 16+ weeks is fab: thatís well beyond the honeymoon / novelty period!!

Iíd almost given up on weight loss this month, cause although I have run every second day for 3 weeks now & eaten better/less (& drunk less wine) the scales have not moved until this morning. Iím down 1kg (letís call it 2 pounds as my scales are not terribly precise!) Not sure whether it was just hydration or is real, but it perked me up!

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2018, 04:32:23 AM »
196, new all time low. Down 49 lbs on low carb, 99lbs from my all-time heaviest which Iíd lost most of it and then regained about half before trying low carb.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2018, 07:18:14 AM »
1/2 way through the month I down 2.4 lbs.. Pretty much right on track.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2018, 07:26:10 AM »
I'm down 2 of 3, which I'm pretty delighted with, since it puts me in the healthy BMI range. I plan on losing another 10 for the sake of vanity and reducing the impact of running on my knees, but I'm happy to maintain my slow and steady pace of weight loss.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2018, 10:28:39 AM »
Weighed in at 195.2, 50 pounds lost since Jan 2017 and 10 pounds lighter than Iíve ever been as an adult.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 11:19:58 AM »
I'm happy to report that upon weigh in this morning I was down 4.2lbs, only .8 more to meet my goal for the month.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2018, 08:27:29 AM »
I'm in for 3lbs.  June accounts for weeks 5-8 of my personal 12 week challenge.  I'm trying to lose 10% of my body weight in total (not necessarily in 12 weeks...).  As of the beginning of this week, I'm down 4.5%.
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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2018, 06:10:13 AM »
I am down 2,3 kilos of the planned 3,5 kilos. I could finally put on a pair of jeans that I havenít used for 3 years. In the end of the month I can hopefully use them while sittning and breathing.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2018, 01:55:03 PM »
I am down 2,3 kilos of the planned 3,5 kilos. I could finally put on a pair of jeans that I havenít used for 3 years. In the end of the month I can hopefully use them while sittning and breathing.

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Re: June ~ Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2018, 03:25:02 PM »
I managed to pack on 3 lbs over the last week. 

My vacation is over now though and it's time to buckle down! Can I drop 5 lbs before the end of the month to meet my goal?  Maybe if some of gain is temporary and just falls off right away.

I've officially reset my goal to 155 by Sept 8th, which at this point will require losing about a pound a week. That's not really feasible for me without suffering and it's already a big concession on my goal earlier this year which was 140 by then.