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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's weight loss challenge



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1 hour ago, silentpeace said:

My challenge ending weight is 219... not horrible and I'll take it !!

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14 lbs. over the holidays, woohoo!

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Wrap up: walking A LOT while on vacation, Still around 155, not bad so I guess I'm maintaining? IDK... I need a real (Doctor's) scale to convince me, Happy New year to everyone!!!!

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On 11/16/2018 at 7:08 AM, FluffyChix said:

I'm in! (At least for a day or 2... ;) haha. Notoriously bad about follow-through on challenges. )

  1. Challenge Starting weight: 148.4lbs
  2. Curre1nt weight lost: 137lbs
  3. Losing or maintaining weight: Losing!!!!! (slowly) Working on Goal#2 - 140lbs
  4. Fitness/exercise goal: Exercise 6-7 days per week with 3 days being strength building with bands
  5. Total weight loss at the end of challenge: (Post January 1st 2019) To Come
  6. Check in: Tell us how you are doing - (How is your diet and exercise plan going? Any struggles? Stress level? What have you overcome? Any strategies that have helped)--I'm starting the challenge strong. Very little stress heading into Thanksgiving. Don't have any worries about over eating or eating "the wrong things." Have an action plan to work through in order to stay on track. Am in the process of weaning off of my last BP drug, so that does represent a little challenge to me.

Challenge End Tally:

  1. Challenge Starting weight: 148.4lbs
  2. Current Weight: 150.4lbs
  3. Curre1nt weight lost: 138.6lbs (Beginning Wt. 287lbs)
  4. Losing or maintaining weight: Losing!!!!! (hopefully or at least maintaining) Working on Goal#2 - 140lbs
  5. Fitness/exercise goal: Exercise 6-7 days per week with 3 days being strength building with bands
  6. Total weight loss at the end of challenge: (Post January 1st 2019) 151.4lbs (+2lbs)
  7. Check in: Tell us how you are doing - (How is your diet and exercise plan going? Any struggles? Stress level? What have you overcome? Any strategies that have helped)--I'm finished the challenge strong, but sick with a yucky cold. Very little stress heading into January. Don't have any worries about over eating or eating "the wrong things." Although, clearly I indulged over Christmas. In between indulgences I was able to modify my eating and make "cuts" to keep cals/carbs low to try to offset the more liberal "treat" meals/alcohol. Very little exercise during this time, because our schedules were so busy and I didn't have the energy to exercise on top of how active I was. Am off all meds now except Letrozole, thyroid, and supplements. BP is in remission, blood sugars/insulin in remission, cancer in remission, asthma in remission, degenerative arthritis in remission, pain is reduced over 50%, sleeping has improved 100%.

Thank you so much for doing this challenge @Healthy_life!!! Although I suck at them (as you can see), I do think it helped keep me from going completely off-track this holiday season!!! I'm actually pretty proud to only be 2lbs up after Christmas. I'm used to it being 10lbs at least! So I kinda feel like I was able to "maintain my current weight" even though I'm not at goal yet. You rock girlie!!! Happy New Year to you my sweet friend!!

Edited by FluffyChix

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Hopefully everyone ended strong!!! With the permission of the OP I'm hoping to continue the momentum by advertising the next challenge

It's fun filled with incentives and self directed!!!! Join us!!!

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