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    Default 2017 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge

    The new year is coming! Are we ready to enter it with a healthful attitude?

    Back in 2009, I kicked this thread's butt. I lost over 30 lbs in 5 lbs and maintained it for quite a few years. Now I've been yo yo-ing between the last 13 lbs. I need to get on board and better my health once again...because I'm not getting any younger. Do I believe that I can even though I'm 8 years older? YES! I won't stop fighting to better my energy and health.

    Let's do this! You don't have to lose a lb a week to be in this thread. Your goal should be to lose weight. Period.

    Join us. And, no, you don't have to wait until the new year to do this. Or a certain day. Do it now. Jump in with both feet and keep your eyes on where you want to be.

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    I need to get back on the ball.

    Finally got my blood sugar under control, with
    a serious insulin. The doctor made the statement
    that he would be glad if I was under 200. I have
    31 pounds to lose to get there. My mobility is fairly
    bad an I just need to get this one.
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    Household savings account $200.00 monthly, current bal. $900.00
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    I am in need of this too. I lost 10 lbs over the last 14 months and need for it to keep going down. I do not post a lot but will try to continue on this path.

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    Slept in late. I have three goals today: track what I eat (including calories), not drink wine/water only and only check my phone 2 or 3 times all day. I need to make the most of the day. Perhaps, I'll also track what I got done housework-wise when I check in.

    These 3 things will be hard for me. And I know that I might fail. But I will persevere.

    Today's weight in is 139.2. My goal is to get to 127 lbs. Before looking at that goal which (in my mind) is far away, I will break down my goal to 136 lbs, 134 lbs and so on. Baby steps. We can do this!

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    Well, I failed and faltered at all three of my daily goals. But that won't make me quit. Who ever said this would be easy?

    Tomorrow is a new day.

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    I'm in! Must lose 35 lbs. this year. I'm sure this will better my overall health but I'm specifically focused on my energy levels. Some of this weight is baby weight I simply haven't made an effort to lose.

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    I have firmed up my plan a little.

    Goal: 199 by Dec. 31, 2017
    How: 1600-1700 cals. per day
    Water: 20 oz per day for Jan.
    Steps: 1000 per day for Jan

    More to come.
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    My fitbit is giving me fits. It was a freebie that dh was able to get through his work fitness program. I have had it over a year and it now is very selective it what it decides to count for steps. ( for example, earlier this month I had gone to Mexico for a 2 week stay. first day there we walked all over the area where my DB lives and we were gone over 4 hours and walked almost the whole time, fitbit recorded 3000 steps or so) So desperately need to get a new fitbit for tracking my steps. That unfortunately will have to wait for a bit. got to pay DS's tuition bill first. Anyway, I am getting the steps in. Fitbit is not recording it properly. And on we go!

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    I'm in though I haven't yet determined my goals. I mainly want to focus on improved health, which includes several different things.
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    My new year beginning weight is 230.6.
    Daily calorie goal is 1600-1700.
    My monthly goal will be 4 pounds down for January.
    I plan to go to the gym 3-5 times weekly.
    End of 2017 goal in 199 or less.
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    Projects for 2020:
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    Major declutter house
    Major declutter garage

    2020 Stash Management
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    I will join as I need some accountability. Most of my adult life I have been 130-140. Highest was 172. Slowly working my way down, 164.2 this morning. I have a very accurate scale and weigh myself every morning.

    Tough time of year as there are goodies around. My peeps know not to buy me "stuff" for gifts so I get goodies instead. (sigh). Fortunately they are not real tempting so I can eat them in moderation.

    If I can get below 150 I will be ECSTATIC. I am also walking a lot and will post steps. I aim for over 6000 a day.

    Knotme, while you are saving up for your fitbit, try one of these
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sportline...Black/27952796

    I have one and it is very accurate. Clips on your shoe. You have to order it online, the one in the store is junk.
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    164.4 this morning, over 6000 steps yesterday.
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    164 this morning, 5100 steps + 20 minutes exercise in gym yesterday.
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    Hi all! I'm back on track as of 1/1/2017. I'm using myfitnesspal to track my food intake and nutrients. I tend to be a slacker on drinking water which is odd because I really do like water. I just get easily distracted. So I'm working on keeping my water intake up where it should be and we are going back to the gym.

    I've been using myfitnesspal now for quite a while and have recorded my meals for over 700 days on there. However, the last year of meals there have shown me to be over calories pretty consistently. However, I get such a rush out of seeing the numbers of days I tracked my meals but you have to go get the information from the app / website. It isn't obvious on my phone without my going specifically to see how many days it is.

    So because I get that "high" from seeing the numbers add up I bought myself a calendar and placed it on the closet door in the bedroom. I can see it every time I walk in. I bought myself some fun rubber stamps and colorful ink pad so each day I'll stamp the spot for staying within my calorie guidelines, a stamp for getting my 5,000 step goal and a stamp for formal exercise. I'm hoping by looking at the days filling up with stamps that will help keep me motivated and keep me focused.

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    Well the calendar I bought did actually help motivate me. I noticed I was lacking in steps last night so DH and I went down to the basement and found where the movers parked the treadmill and he dragged it over to an outlet for me and got it set up so I could hop on there and get to my step goal. That meant I got to put the kitty stamp on the calendar last night. If I don't get 5000 steps it's no kitty stamp for me. LOL. I swear I'm like a five year old but hey, whatever works right?

    Today is weigh in and I'm down 5.7 since Sunday. Clearly that means I was retaining a LOT of water.

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