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LauraDavis 10-01-2013 04:29 AM

October Challenge!!
 
Howdy all! Here's to a great month!

LauraDavis 10-01-2013 04:32 AM

OH goal for the month... 195... and just plain staying in onederland!

Trinigirl 10-01-2013 04:41 AM

Thanks Laura..
Goal for October. 140lbs

October 1st..143lbs..

pinkcadillac 10-01-2013 05:17 AM

started induction~ ***mar.21~ 162.4
apr.30~157.8....may31~156.4...june30~153.8... july31~153.6... aug.31 ~148.8...sept.30~150.8...too bad i messed myself up!

made my goal, 150...took awhile!

new goal 145, (still on induction)

oct.1 150.8
going to really try and smarten up this month!



pinky , stop with the chocolate and peanuts!!!!!

trini, i cant seem to stop them, i dont know what to do...somebody help me!!!!!

thanks for the encouragement everyone....i know i need to get them out of here, but.....

hugs to all who need them!!!

mycattaz 10-01-2013 05:48 AM

Goodmorning all... starting October out with 250... setting my goal for 232 by October 31st....
Oct 1 250

Yesterday was the first super clean day we have had in the past 9 r 10 days... we did slip up a few times at the end.. it was so very little that it didn't mess us up as far as hunger, or cravings... I am so thankful for that... so yesterday was a easy day.. checking later to see if I am still in Ketosis or not.. but I feel like I should be considering the no hunger and craving...

I set my goal at a 15 lbs loss for October.. because I feel I might lose slower this month then last month.. but striving for 20.... already did 1200 peddles on my bike... and yesterday I order me for not making my goal but for being so close a bike that counts calories, miles and so forth... I believe that with all the stress of everything going on held me back from those last 3 lbs and soon I will see 247 :) counting on it..

Hope everyone has a blessed day will be back later

princessmommy 10-01-2013 06:57 AM

Geez October snuck up on me! Lol!
Met my Sept goal then messed it up. I Really need to get back to the basics and stop the little add ons!
October goal will be 140!
Oct 1st- 143.2

ticker9400 10-01-2013 07:46 AM

Happy October Everyone,

Goal this month is 225.. starting at 234

Its my birthday at the end of this month so I hope I can make goal by then..
funny .. I cant remember how old I will be.. I will either do the math or ask my husband. lol lol thats silly isnt it .. 47 or 48 I dont know WOW ..:dunno:

DairyQueen 10-01-2013 08:01 AM

Good morning everyone!
I'm at work -- following the shenanigans in congress.

weightwise I've been pretty stable the past few months, but I still want to get to 135 and stay there for a while.

Sept. 1: 138.5
Oct. 1: 137.75

SkinnyB212 10-01-2013 08:12 AM

October goal
 
I'd love to fit into my size 8 jeans...need to be about 170!
Good luck everyone :)

luvleliz 10-01-2013 09:41 AM

6/28/13: 219.6
7/31/13: 220.4
8/23/13: 219.6
9/30/13: 221.00 TOM!!! why at the end of the month did I have a gain!!

October goal to get to 215 still!!! And to just stick to plan. Not going to the gym today. I just feel blah and need a day off. Aching all over hoping im not getting sick. Will weigh tomorrow and check in then.

CherylB 10-01-2013 10:23 AM

Hi, ladies. I'm new to your monthly challenge thread but I'd like to join. I started my LCF journey four years ago this month and I was doing Atkins '72 in the very beginning. I switched over to a rogue version of homeopathic hcg for a while and then after that I did one summer of just eating lots of fruit and yogurt and cottage cheese; things that went well with an active summer lifestyle.

All told, I made it from 235 down to 159. That's when (for whatever reason), I lost focus and began to regain. I don't know how it happened but it did. I have tried to restart diets again and again but my aspirations go "poof" in the wind. But this time, being the exact month I began four years ago, and now having new reasons to lose the weight for good, I feel I can stick with it.

So, for now I will just say that. I will do an official weigh-in in a few days when I can begin this journey. First I have a family thing and then I can set sail. I will look over how you do things here and then try to follow the "outline." I really don't like to set a goal weight for the month cause things don't always come off the way you expect them to and I don't want to set myself up for disappointment. But I will make goals and post what my starting weight is.

Let's have a fabulous October and may this glorious Fall weather continue!!!! :aprayer:

BulldogMom 10-01-2013 10:23 AM

Trinigirl, I hope you are feeling better. So sorry about your time in the hospital.

mycattaz, Sending prayers for you and your family during this time.

I've hit a mental plateau. I've injured my foot so I haven't been able to run like I want which has left me not doing anything. The exercise was more for my mental state than physical state and I'm suffering for not doing it. My first 5k is this Saturday so hopefully it will help me get my mojo back. I'm also feeling the hormonal effects of TOM so I get to start Oct extremely bloated and cranky. I won't ever again complain about a 2 lb loss for a month when it could be a 3 lb gain. So my goal for Oct, get my head back in the game and get to 195 which would be an all time low since starting this woe.

Oct 1st....... 202.0

MtherGoos 10-01-2013 10:27 AM

My goal for this month is to reach 199, which is a 12 pound loss. I haven't had a 12 pound loss in a month probably since the spring, so I don't know if I can actually do this, but I'm going to try like crazy! We have started walking every night, so I don't know if that will do anything for the scale, but I think it's good for my overall health.

Pink, maybe you should make some chocolate fat bombs for the times when you're having the cravings and feel like you really have to have something. It might be better for your losses than the chocolate and nuts that you're having now.

Kimi 10-01-2013 12:07 PM

Hello everyone! I'd like to join too please. I started Atkins Induction on the 28th of September at 174.8lbs. It's my first time doing Atkins and I'm really hoping for some good results. I feel somewhat weak and nauseous today but am sticking to the plan. I would really like to lose 8lbs this month and my starting weight today is 171.8lbs

I will report my results here everyday. Good luck everyone!

1 October 171.8lbs

princessmommy 10-01-2013 12:36 PM

Welcome Cheryl and Kimi! Great to have ya'll with us!
I'm also setting a goal this month to exercise! I didn't do it last month like i'd planned but This month I am!

SkinnyB212 10-01-2013 12:50 PM

weighing every day
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kimi (Post 16626182)
Hello everyone! I'd like to join too please. I started Atkins Induction on the 28th of September at 174.8lbs. It's my first time doing Atkins and I'm really hoping for some good results. I feel somewhat weak and nauseous today but am sticking to the plan. I would really like to lose 8lbs this month and my starting weight today is 171.8lbs

I will report my results here everyday. Good luck everyone!

1 October 171.8lbs

Unless you are thick skinned or strong willed, I would not weigh every day, since water weight can fluctuate 2-4 lbs and be a source of frustration. For me, weekly weigh-ins have worked much better to keep me motivated.:jumpjoy:

Kimi 10-01-2013 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkinnyB212 (Post 16626229)
Unless you are thick skinned or strong willed, I would not weigh every day, since water weight can fluctuate 2-4 lbs and be a source of frustration. For me, weekly weigh-ins have worked much better to keep me motivated.:jumpjoy:

Weirdly enough, I seem to be the opposite. It's when I don't weigh that I get naughty :)

TiaraTiffany 10-01-2013 03:09 PM

Hello everyone !

I'm in for October also. My goal = 10 pounds gone !

We're going to Vermont for a few days in two weeks. Looking so forward to it. Its our Thanksgiving here in Canada that weekend....and we are leaving on that Monday for 4 days. Can't wait ! We're staying at a beautiful Inn with a fireplace and a balcony overlooking a mountain, the Fall colours should be perfect ! Totally plan to stay on PLAN while away.

susan1030 10-01-2013 06:27 PM

Good evening! I would love to come on board. I have LC'd off and on for years and always come back to it. I think some accountability is what I need. I would like to lose about 25. I am extremely active (training for a half currently) so exercise is not the issue. It is planning and making the right choices. I travel a lot and need to be able to do this on the road. I am also a fitness coach and am married with 3 teen daughters so life is super busy, but wonderful!
I look forward to "meeting" all of you!

LauraDavis 10-01-2013 06:49 PM

Cheryl, Kimi and Susan :welcome:

10/1 - 200.4

CherylB 10-01-2013 07:38 PM

Thank you! :heart: Glad to be here with y'all. :hugs:

alex_in_wonderland 10-02-2013 12:32 AM

Boy October sure snuck up on me too!
Welcome to the new folks! :hiya::welcome:
I briefly saw 190 on the scale this morning, but I'm counting it as 190.5.
I lost about 4 lbs. last month, and for me, that is a lot! I am a slooooooow loser :) But honestly I don't mind, I've been doing LC long enough that the "thrill" of big losses is not as much of a motivator as knowing I can stick with this WOE long term. And being in it for the long haul I know the weight will come off eventually. Heck if I can do 4 lbs a month I'll be ecstatic! It all adds up! But I will take whatever I can get. But I certainly won't turn down a whoosh!:D

I didn't do a scale goal last month but I think I might for this month. I will stretch it and say 185 - which does happen to be where I got stuck when I started going back up - but I'd be happy to be back there vs. where I was a month or two ago!

Trinigirl 10-02-2013 02:39 AM

Good Morning
Goal for October. 140lbs

October 1st..143lbs.
October 2nd 143lbs

Great goal everyone.

Welcome:welcome: CherylB, Kimi, and Susan, we look forward to getting to know you.

Bulldogmom, thanks foe asking it's a slow progress, still feeling under the weather but heading out to work today.

Have a wonderful day everyone:cool:

princessmommy 10-02-2013 03:20 AM

Happy Wednesday!
*Oct goal- 140

Oct 1st- 143.2
Oct 2nd- 143.2

Kimi 10-02-2013 04:38 AM

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all the welcomes :)

A bit about me:

I live in London, I'm a mum of 3 teenagers. I was skinny most of life (putting on a bit after having the children but losing most easily) but then about 5 years ago after moving house and leaving my long term stressful relationship, I started to gain weight rapidly. It was such a shock to me and no matter how much I exercised or improved my diet, I just kept gaining. I went from around 135lbs to just over 200lbs in about a year. I got more and more tired, miserable, irritable and ached all over.

So fast forward to this year when I began to suspect something was really wrong. I did some research and thought I may be hypothyroid. Turns out I was right and I have Hashimotos. At least it explained most of the weight gain. I finally got some treatment and am hoping to lose the rest of the weight now.

I'm guessing that as I've just started Atkins the weight is coming off quickly but will probably slow down soon. I don't think I've ever lost this much in such a short space of time even if it is water weight. This is my 4th day on Atkins.

Hope to put an avatar up soon but am currently using my phone as my cat chewed my laptop charger :rofl:

Goal for October 164lbs

1st October - 171.8lbs
2nd October - 169.0lbs

CherylB 10-02-2013 04:41 AM

:hyst:

DairyQueen 10-02-2013 04:53 AM

Morning everyone, and q special big welcome to cheryl, kimi and susan,

It's going to be warm here in dc today.

Sept. 1: 138.5
Oct. 1: 137.75
Oct. 2: 136

lindylou 10-02-2013 05:13 AM

hi everyone......i just joined today and would love to be included in this group. i started atkins 2.5 weeks ago. i have about 35 more pounds to lose, so will make my October goal 5 lbs.
Oct 1 - 174
hope you all have a great day!!

mycattaz 10-02-2013 05:16 AM

:welcome:Kimi, cheryl... Susan, Lindylou

lost a pound this morning... dh lost 3 lbs... :jumpjoy:

mycattaz 10-02-2013 05:17 AM

Can't wait for my new bike to come in... hope its here today... staying on my exercise all this week... sure would like a good WHOOSH.... it would make me so happy


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