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649848 tn?1534633700

SUMMER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Who’s ready for bikini time??  Certainly, not I……………..

With 16 weeks before the first day of summer, this seems like a good time to start a new challenge, to get “fit and fine”, for the bikini, bathing suit, sundress, shorts and tank top, or whatever your favorite dress code is for summer.  

Oh, and let’s not forget that we’ll be healthier for losing those excess pounds!!

I, personally, have too much weight to lose, to think of getting into a bathing suit of any kind, this summer…….. BUT, it’s long past time for me to get busy and get it off.  

SO – in order to get as “fit and fine” as I can, and knowing that small goals aren’t so daunting, I’m committing to losing no less than 1 pound/week for the next 16 weeks – that’s from now till June 21st, which is the first day of summer.  

Safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs/week and with my medical conditions and the medications I take, I think 1 lb/wk is probably reasonable.  I’m challenging every one of you to “meet or beat” my goal.  

All you have to do to  join, is make a commitment to lose at least 1 pound/week.  Can’t be *that* hard, right??  Hmmmmmm, we’ll see about that!!  LOL

So here we go; just post below that you want to join, then start by losing (weight, that is).  I’ll post a Sunday weigh in thread to keep track of progress. For those not familiar with the Sunday Weigh In (I haven’t been doing them, due to lack of participation) – this is a post that I do each Sunday, in which we post our weight loss for the previous week, “brag” about our successes, talk about whatever problems we might have encountered, what we might do to change things, encourage those having problems staying on course, etc……….. Watch for it – I’ll post it every Sunday morning, with the title “Sunday Weigh In (date)”.  

Everyone is welcome to post on the weigh in thread, whether or not you choose to join this challenge.

Are you ready??   LET’S “WIN” BY LOSING (weight)


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Hey there, I literally just joined and saw this thread and I've decided to do this! Not sure how I'll fare seeing I'm going to attempt to lose weight by eating nearly 2000 calories a day! I'm usually not a big eater so eating that much will be a challenge in itself!

My name is Alex, I'm 26 and currently weigh 270lbs. I wish you and everyone who attempts this the very best!
168348 tn?1379357075
I' am in, too!  I'm going to reset my tracker goal, as well as my Aria scale & Fitbit and will post those links to sync up for the challenge!  Also, can't forget My Diet diary app!  

Here's a link to tools: http://www.medhelp.org/health_tools

Thanks Barb for starting the Summer Wt Loss Challenge.  

Yoo hoo - bikini body -- ((( well - sort of ))))

C-
6896476 tn?1386858324
I want to join join too,p! ;))
Avatar universal
I'm all about this :D ... JOINED THE CHALLENGE!  Good luck everyone. We can do this!
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I want to join!!  Good luck everyone!! :)
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I'm in. Good luck everyone .
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Wow, it's awesome to have a great turnout like this and I love the enthusiasm.  We CAN do this... I'm already started.

I see we have some new members here, welcome and best of luck to everyone.  
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I'm in.  Can't wait!!!!  Thanks for starting this Barb....
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I'm in!!! Got about 20# to lose, so hopefully the 16 will be gone for sure. Good luck to everyone!!!
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Am in as well jusy saw this need that bikini body
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I want to join :)
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Hi, I'm joining your challenge
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I also want to join. Hope to make it in time.
6726276 tn?1421126668
Thank you Barb. I live in Costa Rica in a tropical climate so it's swim suit season all year long!!   I had a side effect weight gain of 30 lbs in 6 weeks.
It's taken 5 months to drop the lbs & I have 7-8 lbs to go.
   Too bad it doesn't come off as quickly as it comes on!! Ha ha lol. Pamela
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I am in!!
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I definitely want to join, I have pcos so I need to lose some weight!!!  I have it set where I can lose 1.8 pounds a week so by the end of this challenge I would have lost 28.8 pounds but even if I just lose 16 that's better than nothing right!
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Im in too..Good Luck everyone
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I'm in too. Good luck everyone!!
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Hi everyone, i want to join too.
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By lilyvalley55 | 6 hours
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Count me in!
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I am in too!
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By lorri68 | 7 hours
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Hi need all the friends and help I can get. Cheers

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Weight-Loss--Dieting/newbie/show/2120752
Avatar universal
Hii,
I wanna join too. I wanna lose 11 lbs. And i have been trying to lose weight 1kg per week. I could lose 1kg. But gained all back the next week.lol.
I wanna join u guys and make it happen. Good luck all of u.
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I want in, still trying to loose 20 lbs.
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