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12/28/14 12:01 A

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I'll check in on that one too. I'm keeping my Wednesday weigh-ins, as they work for me, so I will be a couple days late checking in with weigh-ins each week.

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

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12/26/14 9:38 P

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Well it created a whole new thread : Challenge #1 completed next 25 weeks to 6/16/15 so you guys decided which one to use....I will post on both for a couple of weeks to see which one gets the best following Jeanne



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12/26/14 9:30 P

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Not that I know how to do I can try the new topic button and see what that does, my guess is it will put a new topic under the one we are on now...lets see



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I am going to weigh in on Sunday this week and use that as my starting number. Jeanne, is there any way to edit the topic so we can delete "Christmas"?

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12/26/14 9:07 P

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Okay, sounds good. Thanks!

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

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12/25/14 11:25 A

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Bonnie we are just going to keep posting on this board Congrats on your good numbers Have a Merry Christmas and I will be checking in every Monday see you then Jeanne



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12/24/14 9:00 P

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Sorry I've been MIA for a couple weeks. I think doing another 25 week challenge would be great. It would bring us to almost the beginning of "summer." We can start another challenge post. I don't know who wants to start it and just post a link here (or the title of the post).

I lost 2.8 pounds since two weeks ago (I gained a pound last week and then lost it plus almost two pounds). This brings my total weight loss for this challenge to 47.2 pounds, which is two pounds more than what I set my goal to be emoticon I was a little worried I would gain again because I have been sick for five days and haven't been doing too well with eating on top of not being able to exercise like normal but it worked out!

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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12/23/14 3:19 P

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Jeanne emoticon on losing 41lbs. emoticon and

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! emoticon

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12/23/14 1:50 P

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OK so if Janice and Bonnie continue with us that will be 5 of us staying on this path together Jeanne



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12/23/14 1:11 P

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count me in. (June 16,2015)

12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0
12/05/14~160.4
12/06/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/07/14~161.2
12/08/14~160.8
12/09/14~159.8
12/10/14~160.2
12/11/14~161.0
12/12/14~160.0
12/13/14~159.4
12/14/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/15/14~159.8
12/16/14~160.4
12/17/14~159.8
12/18/14~160.8
12/19/14~160.8
12/20/14~160.8
12/21/14~160.8
12/22/14~160.8
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12/23/14 8:15 A

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emoticon Our milestone day is here 25 weeks and lets all post our final numbers....... Today I am 224 and that gives me a 41 lb loss over the 25 weeks. So here is my starting point for our next 25 weeks.....would really love to get another 41 off by June, but don't think that is realistic. Will just keep on moving and eating right and continue this journey with all of you. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and may 2015 be a great year for us all Jeanne emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Wow was I off on my weight loss 60+ is the loss from when I started in April

Edited by: JEANNE313 at: 12/23/2014 (13:31)

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12/22/14 7:56 P

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That sounds great to me, that would put us ending one week before my 56th bday and I would love to be 20 pounds down by then.

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12/22/14 7:43 P

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sounds good Lets just keep posting to this thread....25 weeks starting tomorrow brings us to June 16, 2015 so lets do this ladies...bet most of you will get to your goal in that time..then we can support each other in maintaining and congrats to those who are already at that point.



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12/22/14 7:19 P

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This board has been so much support for me, and while I am no longer a 50+ with 50+ pounds to lose, I want to stay connected. Let's do another 25 weeks!

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Hi Jeanne...just my luck to get in on the tail end of the good stuff!
If you ladies do decide to continue on...please count me in. I would love to get down to 189 by the first of the year, but my ultimate goal is to reach 155 pounds, and this time stay there !



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Hi Janice.....this challenge actually ends tomorrow, but a few of us plan to keep going together not sure if we will just keep posting here or start a new challenge thread.......what do you think ladies how should we keep our support system going?



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12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0
12/05/14~160.4
12/06/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/07/14~161.2
12/08/14~160.8
12/09/14~159.8
12/10/14~160.2
12/11/14~161.0
12/12/14~160.0
12/13/14~159.4
12/14/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/15/14~159.8
12/16/14~160.4
12/17/14~159.8
12/18/14~160.8
12/19/14~160.8
12/20/14~160.8
12/21/14~160.8
12/22/14~160.8

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12/22/14 10:29 A

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Good Morning everyone!
I am currently at 192.2 pounds and have set myself a challenge of making it to 189 by the end of the year. I would love to join your group if you have room for one more. I don't know if my hopefull 3.2 pound loss is do-able what with Christmas this week and all, but I plan on trying my best! Thanks, Janice



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12/22/14 7:52 A

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Good Morning all One more day till the official end of our challenge.....and this cruise did me in with little time to recover 227.6 today but we had a really great time. So I am going to shoot for my 222 by January 1, 2015. And I will be happy to continue along this road with all of you so let me know if someone gets a new challenge going. Jeanne



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12/16/14 4:41 P

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12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0
12/05/14~160.4
12/06/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/07/14~161.2
12/08/14~160.8
12/09/14~159.8
12/10/14~160.2
12/11/14~161.0
12/12/14~160.0
12/13/14~159.4
12/14/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/15/14~159.8
12/16/14~160.4
12/17/14~159.8

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12/14/14 8:20 P

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Congratulations Bama! That's great news! emoticon

I agree we should start a new challenge when this one ends or beginning in 2015? Since you're in maintenance mode, we can do weight checks for you as well as weight loss goals.

Edited by: BMCC488 at: 12/14/2014 (20:22)
Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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Ok everyone, I officially am within maintenance weight! 60 lbs lost for me. Since starting this challenge, 25 lbs in 25 weeks, I have lost an average of 1.5 pounds per week. it has been so helpful to be here week in and week out. Can we start another challenge? I don't want to lose you, even if I have lost the weight that got me here.

It is the best Xmas present I have ever given myself, well except maybe that year I bought myself T25. Now I get to ask for clothes, yes CLOTHES for Xmas!

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12/12/14 7:06 P

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12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0
12/05/14~160.4
12/06/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/07/14~161.2
12/08/14~160.8
12/09/14~159.8
12/10/14~160.2
12/11/14~161.0
12/12/14~160.0
12/13/14~159.4

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Weighed in yesterday and down 1.8 pounds, almost 250 even... and only a pound and a half way from 60 pounds lost.

Just looked again and realized my goal was to get to 250 even for this challenge, so I'm really close! Less than a pound away! emoticon

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0
12/05/14~160.4
12/06/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/07/14~161.2
12/08/14~160.8
12/09/14~159.8
12/10/14~160.2
12/11/14~161.0

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12/6/14 5:40 A

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Bonnie down 50+ lbs., now that's a Xmas present.

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12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0
12/05/14~160.4
12/06/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)

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12/4/14 9:57 P

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emoticon Bama for losing while visiting family and Thanksgiving thrown in! That's awesome.

123Terry, keep that scale going down! emoticon

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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12/01/14~161.0
12/02/14~000.0 (i forgot to weight my self.)
12/03/14~161.2
12/04/14~161.0

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Bonnie is a rockstar! When I weighed in last Sunday I was 171.5, which was 2.5 lbs down over two weeks! I am looking at the 160's by the end of the year if I keep at it!

40 lbs. in 22 weeks.

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Weighed in this morning at 252.6 which is a loss of 1.6 pounds emoticon

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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11/01/14~159.4
11/02/14~159.2
11/03/14~159.2
11/04/14~159.6 :-(
11/05/14~159.6
11/06/14~159.2
11/07/14~159.6 :-(
11/08/14~159.2
11/09/14~159.4 :-(
11/10/14~159.6
11/11/14~158.8
11/12/14~160.0~went out to dinner.too much sodium.
11/13/14~160.0
11/14/14~000.0~hi Jeanne,you were right I forgot to weight my self.
11/15/14~159.8
11/16/14~159.6
11/17/14~160.0~went out to dinner.had checken parm with spag.too much sodium.
11/18/14~160.0
11/19/14~160.0
11/20/14~160.8
11/21/14~160.4
11/22/14~160.2
11/23/14~160.2
11/24/14~160.4
11/25/14~000.0~i forgot to weight my self.
11/26/14~160.8
11/27/14~160.8
11/28/14~162.6 :-(
11/29/14~161.4
11/30/14~161.1

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emoticon I used to love walking in the snow, but these days I am happy to walk around our community here in Florida...just got back from walking the dog and it was beautiful out crisp, clear air and lots of stars. Hope your mom is doing well after her surgery. Keep up the good work. Jeanne



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Weigh-in yesterday was 254.2, which means I lost 1.4 pounds! And I also passed 55 pounds lost total, feels like I've been so close for a few weeks but had a half pound loss and then stayed the same so it feels good to pass it this time.

I'm managing to stay on track and in fact, I did really well. I turned the stress that I felt yesterday into housework. However, it didn't seem to help too much. Today I didn't have to babysit my nephews so it has given me a day to sort of adjust to everything. We had Thanksgiving early (Saturday) so that my mom could enjoy her meal before surgery so we didn't have any holiday plans for today.

I have to admit that I'm still stressed today but staying on track with eating so far and got a lot of good exercise in. I even walked a mile while it was lightly snowing!

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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11/01/14~159.4
11/02/14~159.2
11/03/14~159.2
11/04/14~159.6 :-(
11/05/14~159.6
11/06/14~159.2
11/07/14~159.6 :-(
11/08/14~159.2
11/09/14~159.4 :-(
11/10/14~159.6
11/11/14~158.8
11/12/14~160.0~went out to dinner.too much sodium.
11/13/14~160.0
11/14/14~000.0~hi Jeanne,you were right I forgot to weight my self.
11/15/14~159.8
11/16/14~159.6
11/17/14~160.0~went out to dinner.had checken parm with spag.too much sodium.
11/18/14~160.0
11/19/14~160.0
11/20/14~160.8
11/21/14~160.4
11/22/14~160.2
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Don't worry even if things don't go down you will get back on track you know you can do it Bonnie. Glad all went well with your mom's surgery and do not let the stress of helping her recover get you off track....make sure you have lots of good stuff in the house and you will stay on track

Well, I got my wish I shocked the heck out of my doctor this morning. He could not believe that I had lost 55.4 pounds since I saw him last...told me he had never had a patient lose that much in that amount of time without surgery.....I think I am going to give myself a simple goal for the rest of the year....218 by January 1, 2015.

Again Happy Thanksgiving all Jeanne



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Congrats Jeanne! I hope everyone has a good holiday!

Just checking in here. Weigh-in is tomorrow. I have to admit I'm a little nervous for it this week... but I think it's more the stress and nerves from my mom's surgery yesterday (which went well). I'm currently waiting to hear if she'll be coming home today or tomorrow. I'm babysitting my nephews right now and they're napping... and it's fall break so no homework. I don't really know what to do with myself so I got on SP but I still feel a bit unnerved.

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Jeanne, emoticon on your weigh loss. Happy Thanksgiving. Terry



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Wow congrats on the weight loss! I am visiting family and did not bring my scale with me, but will weigh when I get back on Saturday. Best wishes for a great Thanksgiving; there are plenty of healthy choices out there! If you can, try a little post feast walk!

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Morning All Well Monday again and weigh in day for me....a good week which I need right now 223.4 3.6 down for the week. I will post my weight next Sunday which will be my weigh-in for the week since I will be on a cruise on Monday. Not sure how bad my check-in on Dec 8 will be but I am going to try and be somewhat good. Have a great week all and a very Happy Thanksgiving Jeanne



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Welcome back Julie....congratulations on your grandchild, and yes we have missed you. But, like you saw a few of us are holding strong and I hope we can keep the postings going after the 25 weeks are done. Personally I love the support I am getting from this group. So, have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family and you will get those pesky pounds off and then keep moving forward Jeanne



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Hello Ladies! Let me first say that I am very SORRY for abandoning this group. Next, let me express how VERY PROUD I am of all of you! You are doing an AWESOME job! emoticon
After the birth of my granddaughter at the end of August, I failed to continue on my weight loss journey. I have had some things going on in my life and have just let myself go. With God's help, I am now ready to get serious and get back on track. I know that I would feel much better if I do. And I also want to be able to enjoy my grandchildren for as long as I can.

When I started this challenge back in July, I weighed in at 245. I lost 20 pounds by September 6, but due to slacking, I have gained back up to 239. Therefore, I do know that I will not be able to lose a total of 25 pounds by December 23, but I'm going to do the best that I can.
Again, I am VERY SORRY for leaving you all! Keep up the GREAT WORK! emoticon

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11/02/14~159.2
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11/14/14~000.0~hi Jeanne,you were right I forgot to weght my self.
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Well said Bama that is all so true....my husband doesn't understand why I keep weighing my food but if I don't I know the portions will start creeping back up. I hope the few of us that are still here will keep posting even after the Dec 23 challenge end...as you said the support is just what each of us needs from others who really understand Have a great week-end all Jeanne



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Bonnie, we know if we are consistent the weight comes off. The body adjusts In its own way. These days it seems I am plateauing and then BAM 3 or 4 lbs in one week. I am focusing on family this holiday and not food, and just being thankful that I am adding years of healthy life so I can be with the people I love.

I am also thankful for the support on this board. My friends just see the weight loss and they don't really know how difficult it is to log food and get in steps and make healthy food decisions like we do. It isn't happening like magic and we people ask me"how did you do it?" I just say "diet and exercise" but it is really accountability to myself and to my support team on this board.

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Your right Bonnie, the work is sure to have added a bit of muscle so staying the same is OK. Great job and keep up up the good work Jeanne



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Well, I stayed the same on my weigh-in yesterday... after all the work I did both exercising and cleaning, organizing, and rearranging the house. And also making sure I had enough but not too much to eat to compensate for all that housework... well, I'm a little disappointed! However, it's not a bad weigh-in to stay the same and I know that some of it has to be muscle from all that lifting and pushing my leg muscles to their limits. Plus there might be other factors at play here, but pretty certain water weight isn't the issue lol.

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Bama congrats on being at the top end! emoticon

Congratulations Jeanne on your loss!

123Terry emoticon Don't ever give up!

All this talk about totals for the challenge made me go back and see how much I've lost, which is 39.6 pounds. My personal goal for this challenge was pretty enthusiastic and I still have 5.6 pounds left to lose to hit it. I have this week's weigh-in plus four more, and I think I can do it. That's only just over a pound each week average. Either way- if I hit it or not- I'm happy for what I've lost. I have my mom's surgery coming up on the 24th and caring for her after she comes home, plus whatever Thanksgiving dinner(s) I have, and some things going on in December to get through so it's going to be tough but I know I can do it! I've made it this far.

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2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

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11/02/14~159.2
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11/05/14~159.6
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11/12/14~160.0~went out to dinner.too much sodium.
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11/14/14~000.0~hi Jeanne,you were right I forgot to weght my self. emoticon
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11/17/14~160.0~went out to dinner.had checken parm with spag.too much sodium.
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emoticon Wow Bama Cannot wait till I can say I am at the top end of a normal BMI. And slow and steady is the way to go I know how you feel It can get discouraging but a slow week is nothing to worry about any more we know, as long as we stay on track, the weight will keep dropping slowly. I think you need to get yourself a nice pair of slacks and a top that really fit the "New" you and dare the friends and family not to notice and be wowed by your accomplishments!!!!! I am still at the pinning waist stage for most cloths..but since I have been this route before I have a few things that fit a little better. I am the same 38 off since the start of this challenge....considering I have Thanksgiving then 2 weeks of vacation I think whatever I get off this week might be my total..I am just hoping I can manage to not gain too much while on vacation....just have to make sure I do lots of walking and eat right...though I know I will eat more quantity than I do at home. Keep up the great work Jeanne



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Jeanne, you rock!

Weigh in this am 174. That's right, I finally hit the top end weight for my BMI. I really and truly cannot believe it. The weight has been coming off so slowly now that I am down but I just keep plugging along.

Headed home for T'giving, my friends and family haven't seen me since August 1, and I have lost an additional 35 pounds since then. Remember when I complained because no one mentioned by 20 lbs weight loss? My guess is they will notice now emoticon

Since joining this 25 lbs in 25 weeks, I have lost 38 lbs. I know others have had great results, also.

But I am not done! I want to lose 5 lbs by Xmas and break the 170 mark. 5 more weeks, 5 more pounds! Let's do this!

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Terri Be careful..you do not want to weigh 000.0 (I know, you just did not weigh that day)

So Monday morning again and weigh-in for me 227...down another 2 pounds I have one more week before I go back to the doctor Hope they do a big double take when I step on the scale and they see a 50+ pound difference!!!!! Have a good week all Jeanne



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11/02/14~159.2
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11/05/14~159.6
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emoticon Bonnie Keep up the good work



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Thanks everyone for your kind words. The whole six and a half pounds did stay off and I lost an additional 0.4 pound. I've never been so happy to see such a little loss as that lol. I worked really hard and had a lower calorie range due a lower weight as well as because I was trying not to push myself too hard regarding exercise after being sick, so it was a challenge. So it was good to see at least a half pound loss.

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4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
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Yes be careful not to get under 1200-1400 calories! I realize you probably know that, but if you are tracking your food intake, you might take a look at that.

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Terry....are you eating enough calories each day...sometimes when you hit a stretch like you are in right now you need to boost your calories for a couple of days with more fruits, veggies, and protein. Too few calories can trigger a "starvation" mode by your body we are here to listen if you want to brainstorm Don't get discouraged emoticon



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I think we are pretty much self monitoring!!! There seem to be only four, maybe five who are posting regularly and we are each others best cheering section and I for one will keep posting till our Dec 23 end date. No matter what we do each week, the fact that we are still working at our individual goals is great and lets keep supporting each other for the next 6 weeks.
Bonnie glad you are feeling better and I bet the majority of what you lost while under the weather stays off. Keep up the good work all and have a good week Jeanne emoticon
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Is Julie not running this challenge anymore ladies?

If not, who is our new leader?



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emoticon Bonnie. I am glad you are feeling better. emoticon

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Bonnie, glad you are back. I remember when I used to wish for the stomach flu so I could fit into my jeans

I am glad you are feeling better.

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I guess I've been MIA from this thread. I got sick last week and have been struggling to catch up with everything, especially since I was already behind on some things before that. My weigh-in a few days ago put me at 256 even (6.4 pounds lost), but it was after a day of suffering from a stomach virus so we'll see if it sticks around this coming weigh-in. Most of it was genuine weight loss I think because I'm noticing my arms and legs, etc. are smaller this past couple weeks!

Yay Jeanne and Bama, keep it up! Bama, how exciting to be close to goal, you're doing so great!

Welcome Tannerz!

Keep pushing 123Terry. Find something that works for you and stick to it. I know it's hard but I know you can do it. If you've been working out and it's not helping, try finding new exercise methods. Change it up a bit. If you feel you've hit a plateau and trying a new exercise for a week or two doesn't work, then maybe up your calories a little for a week. I heard of this on someone else's blog. They said they gained at first and then when they went back to their normal calorie range, they started losing again.

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2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
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4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

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11/07/14~159.6 :-(
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Morning all Another week gone and I am status quo this week, still 229 The journey continues will try to do better this week Have a great week all Jeanne emoticon



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Weighed in at 174.5 again this week. I was at a conference, and took some good food with me, but only got in about 30 mins in the hotel fitness center every day, and didn't get my 10K steps in any of the 4 days but still...in my other life I would have gained 3 lbs., because I always looked at conferences as food trips (new restaurants, local cuisine). I had a good conference, but it was more about wise choices.

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11/02/14~159.2
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Oh to be that close to goal Bama!!! I am not sure I will ever be in the normal BMI range, 118-159 seems low for me but we will see how it goes after I make the final goal I have set for myself. Have a great week Jeanne

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Welcome Tannerz It is never too late to start the journey Positive thoughts that you absolutely will meet each small goal you are setting for yourself Jeanne



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Coming into this late, but hopefully I can still join!

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Hoping to be under 200 by Christmas, lets see if I get there!

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SW Aug 8 - 247
CW Feb 19 - 198
GW Sept 18 - 160/165


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11/3/14 10:49 A

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I am still here with you Jeanne! Weigh in this am 174.5, that's one half pound from the top end of healthy weight for me! Yeah, just 10-12 pounds left to get to maintenance. I am shooting for the 162-164 range, somewhere I haven't been since I was in college (for my undergrad!)

Seven weeks until Xmas, I would like to lose 7 more pounds before then!

Also, if anyone is posting to social media, go to #Fit2Feast to keep up with daily exercise before Thanksgiving. It is a fun place in the twitterverse.

Healthy weight to everyone this week. 7 more weeks, let's do this!


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Top end of healthy weight 174 lbs 11/29/14 (-53 lbs)
Goal weight 145 lbs.


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11/3/14 8:37 A

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11/3/14 8:14 A

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Good Morning All.......postings seem to be dwindling down but hopefully everyone is still out there walking this journey, even in the background. Well I managed to make my October goal by the slimmest margin but that is OK. So weigh-in today and I am 229...Yeah that is 2.6 down for the week. I would love to be 220 by the end of November but the goal setter says that is too ambitious so I set 222 as my target. We've had a couple of really cold, for Florida, days and I had to find pins to keep the only jeans I have up!!! Have a great week all Jeanne

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10/31/14 4:10 P

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Starting Weight 8/1/14~160.8

8/05/14~161.2
8/12/14~161.0
8/19/14~161.4
8/26/14~160.0


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Starting Weight 9/1/14~159.0

9/02/14~159.4
9/09/14~159.4
9/16/14~159.6
9/23/14~158.8
9/30/14~158.6


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Starting Weight 10/1/14~158.6

10/03/14~158.2
10/10/14~157.8
10/17/14~159.0
10/24/14~158.8
10/31/14~159.8

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Edited by: 123TERRY at: 10/31/2014 (16:10)

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10/31/14 3:23 P

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Hi, Julie!

So sorry to have been gone this long! I have been dealing with existing injuries, and just vacated SparkPeople for a while. I have continued to wear my Spark Activity Tracker and track my walking, but that's about it!

I have been fluctuating quite a bit this last month. I ended October at 283!

I hope you are doing well!

Shankey



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10/29/14 9:49 P

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Thanks everyone and congrats Bama! That's great. You've accomplished so much!

Sorry Jeanne about your staying the same. Keep moving forward!

My weigh-in this morning showed me at 262.4, for just 0.4 pound lost this past week. Once again not what I should have lost... but this time it is because of that pesky TOM that will start soon. I know I am bloated from it already, I've noticed in the past few days or so and knew the weigh-in wouldn't be the best... However, it's still a loss so woohoo! Plus I am at 32.8 pounds lost for this challenge, just 12.4 pounds away from the goal I set. There are still eight weeks for me to lose that and I'm confident that I will.

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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10/27/14 7:57 A

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emoticon Bama that is fantastic You will really be celebrating a fantastic accomplishment very soon!!!!

Well it is also weigh-in Monday for me and after a bounce around week, I am the same 231.6. If I can figure out why I have slowed down so much I still might make my October goal of 230. Wishing everyone a good week Jeanne



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10/27/14 6:17 A

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Weigh in this morning, 176.5. Eating something every few hours works for me. Next week I do measurements, will be interested to see where the inches came off.

I am about 10 lbs. from maintenance weight. I really can't even believe it. Checking in on this board has kept me accountable and given me a place to celebrate.

Happy Monday to everyone.

Kymberly
starting weight 227 lbs., 5/16/14
Top end of healthy weight 174 lbs 11/29/14 (-53 lbs)
Goal weight 145 lbs.


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10/24/14 10:52 A

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Starting Weight 8/1/14~160.8

8/05/14~161.2
8/12/14~161.0
8/19/14~161.4
8/26/14~160.0


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Starting Weight 9/1/14~159.0

9/02/14~159.4
9/09/14~159.4
9/16/14~159.6
9/23/14~158.8
9/30/14~158.6


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Starting Weight 10/1/14~158.6

10/03/14~158.2
10/10/14~157.8
10/17/14~159.0
10/24/14~158.8
10/31/14~

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10/24/14 10:49 A

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emoticon Bonnie, Congratulations, on the 1 pound loss. emoticon


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10/23/14 1:39 P

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Bonnie, you know it happens like that; the body adjusts. The weight loss will catch up. One pound lost is still one pound gone. emoticon

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starting weight 227 lbs., 5/16/14
Top end of healthy weight 174 lbs 11/29/14 (-53 lbs)
Goal weight 145 lbs.


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10/22/14 10:14 P

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emoticon Bonnie.... emoticon



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10/22/14 9:46 P

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Weighed in this morning and down 1 pound even, now 262.8. It's not what I was expecting as I burned more calories this week than I had in over a month, and ate about the same amount as last week... but I'm still proud of the loss!

Starting weight: 309.4
1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th)
2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th)
3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015 (met January 28th)
4th goal: 24 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 218 by April 29, 2015 (met May 6th)
5th goal: 22 pounds: 10% of remaining weight, 196 by August 19, 2015

~Bonnie


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