Challenge Start Date: 24 Sep 12 Djburney's Start Weight: 195.8 lb
Challenge Duration: 12 weeks Djburney's Last Weight: 193.8 lb (17 Dec 12)
Current Period: Challenge Completed Team: Red
Period ended: 17 Dec 12

  Week 12

Journal Entry - 17 Dec 12
"Weight the same...again, no shocker. I contacted, and will begin their remote program in January. It will ..."
Journal Entry - 16 Dec 12
"I felt despair yesterday morning because I had expectations from the scale. I try not to do that, it is what it is, and ..."
Journal Entry - 15 Dec 12
"WHY??? Why can't I lose weight. I'm so frustrated right now I want to cry...actually I am crying. What is wrong with my ..."
Journal Entry - 14 Dec 12
"I had a fantastic day yesterday! It was one of those days where everything went right. I would think of a person at the ..."
Journal Entry - 13 Dec 12
"Hmmm kinda liking this. I guess that fast is having an effect on my weight loss beyond just the day of no eating. That was ..."
Journal Entry - 12 Dec 12
"Results of the 24-hour fast? I lost 2.4 lbs and didn't starve to death. In fact, after being on a very low calorie diet for ..."
Journal Entry - 11 Dec 12
"Fasting today...lets see if that will start me moving downward again. Big jump up today, out of the usual range of my yo-yo. ..."
Weigh-in: 193.8 lb This Week:  0.10 %  (Up 0.2 lb) Total Progress:  1.02 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
Period ended: 10 Dec 12

  Week 11

Journal Entry - 10 Dec 12
"I feel like a very small yo-yo. I'm going to try fasting for 24 hours after dinner tonight to see if I can shake this loose. ..."
Journal Entry - 09 Dec 12
"What a nice weekend! I'm enjoying my daughter-time, had a nice hike with Erin yesterday (hugs!) and a date last night and ..."
Journal Entry - 08 Dec 12
"I guess I just have to face the fact that LCHF is not going to get me any weight loss. I'm really good! On to Plan C My ..."
Journal Entry - 07 Dec 12
"I managed the road trip without any damage. It was hard to find things to eat that don't have carbs! But I did it. I ended ..."
Journal Entry - 04 Dec 12
"All I can say is....sigh...."
Weigh-in: 193.6 lb This Week:  0.52 %  (Up 1.0 lb) Total Progress:  1.12 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
Period ended: 03 Dec 12

  Week 10

Journal Entry - 03 Dec 12
"Happy Monday, I have a road trip for work this week, so eating right is always a challenge when I'm not at home. I think ..."
Journal Entry - 02 Dec 12
"Hmmm...I'm almost afraid to hope that this plateau is over and that I'm going to consistently lose again. My lowest was 189, ..."
Journal Entry - 01 Dec 12
"It's a beautiful day in the Valley of the Sun. I'm heading out to a huge arts and crafts festival in downtown Tempe with ..."
Journal Entry - 30 Nov 12
"I weigh the same today as I did on October 7. That would be good if I was trying to maintain. But I still have 30 lbs to ..."
Journal Entry - 29 Nov 12
"I wonder if this downward trend will continue. It feels good, I feel good. I went dancing last night! It was a spur of the ..."
Journal Entry - 28 Nov 12
"I was back on the trail yesterday, a nice new friend went with me. It's a great way to talk and get to know someone while ..."
Weigh-in: 192.6 lb This Week:  0.42 %  (Up 0.8 lb) Total Progress:  1.63 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
Period ended: 26 Nov 12

  Week 9

Journal Entry - 26 Nov 12
"Hi everyone, I've not had access for 4 days to FS, and I think I was having withdrawal symptoms! I got home this morning ..."
Journal Entry - 21 Nov 12
"I don't want to work today! Family coming in tonight, I'm so happy about that. I love having house guests. Staying on track, ..."
Journal Entry - 20 Nov 12
"Hmm..Looks like I need to give this some more time. If nothing else, my determination to see if Low Calorie high Fat will ..."
Weigh-in: 191.8 lb This Week:  0.84 %  (Up 1.6 lb) Total Progress:  2.04 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Period ended: 19 Nov 12

  Week 8

Journal Entry - 19 Nov 12
"Wonderful weekend, a couple of good hikes, wine tasting on a beautiful patio with live jazz yesterday. If you were ever ..."
Journal Entry - 18 Nov 12
"Well...I'm at my lowest so far, after doubling my caloric intake this week. I dropped out of the 190s, down to 189. Hmmm...I ..."
Journal Entry - 17 Nov 12
"Hi fellow low-carbers, I discovered some hidden carbs yesterday, so I think I need to be more aware of everything I put in ..."
Journal Entry - 16 Nov 12
"Ok, so eating 2000 calories is working...I'm pretty excited, I can tell you that! I starved myself down 55 lbs, and didn't ..."
Journal Entry - 15 Nov 12
"Hmmm 2000 calories yesterday, and I dropped a little. And I didn't go hiking yesterday. So much for calorie deficit theory. ..."
Journal Entry - 14 Nov 12
"Day 3 of Low Carb High Fat. Ok, this is surprising, I didn't really believe that eating this much could actually help me ..."
Journal Entry - 13 Nov 12
"Day two of Low Carb High Fat experiment. I'm up a teeny bit, but for the amount of calories I ate yesterday, I was afraid ..."
Weigh-in: 190.2 lb This Week:  1.35 %  (Down 2.6 lb) Total Progress:  2.86 %  (Down 5.6 lb)
Period ended: 12 Nov 12

  Week 7

Journal Entry - 12 Nov 12
"I'm trying a new approach. Even with extremely low calories, I'm not dropping much. Thanks to a FS member, I've been res ..."
Journal Entry - 11 Nov 12
"I have a question for those of you who have lost a great deal of weight...Does your perception of what you look like flo ..."
Journal Entry - 10 Nov 12
"I won't be frustrated, I won't be frustrated, I won't be frustrated...but I gave up wine, my calories are low, I've been ..."
Journal Entry - 09 Nov 12
"Hey everyone, it's Friday, how are you going to lose some weight this weekend? Isn't it fun on Monday morning to get on the ..."
Journal Entry - 08 Nov 12
"Sometimes I really hate the scale. But I know I'm doing well, it can't get me down. For as long as I remember, I have ..."
Journal Entry - 07 Nov 12
"I bet I get one of those fun alerts telling me I'm losing at a rapid pace*. Love those! I have this renewed determination ..."
Journal Entry - 06 Nov 12
"Ok, there, I put in my weight, gain and all. It will be off soon, I'm not worried. I love this time of year, weather is ..."
Weigh-in: 192.8 lb This Week:  2.01 %  (Up 3.8 lb) Total Progress:  1.53 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Period ended: 05 Nov 12

  Week 6

Journal Entry - 05 Nov 12
"I'm going to wait a few days to post my weight again. Lets just say that I am not in the 180s this morning. So far I have ..."
Journal Entry - 31 Oct 12
"I passed up everything I shouldn't eat at the conference, not one bite of dessert or pasta or bread, so I was hoping to be ..."
Journal Entry - 30 Oct 12
"Home from the conference, what a fun time it was. School superintendents are pretty interesting when you take them out of ..."
Weigh-in: 189.0 lb This Week:  0.32 %  (Down 0.6 lb) Total Progress:  3.47 %  (Down 6.8 lb)
Period ended: 29 Oct 12

  Week 5

Journal Entry - 29 Oct 12
"Karaoke was a success! I'm at a conference for a couple of days, so no weigh-ins, but I'm sticking to my diet wonderfully. ..."
Journal Entry - 28 Oct 12
"Did you see that?! I89.6. Yes, I am in the 180s! I had a great day yesterday, had lunch with AJ, a guy I like a lot but ..."
Journal Entry - 27 Oct 12
"It is such a gorgeous day in the Valley of the Sun! I'm sorry for those of you who are about to endure a weekend of cold ..."
Journal Entry - 26 Oct 12
"That was a sweet drop, 2 pounds. I wonder what will happen tomorrow. This just feels so good! Conference calls all morning ..."
Journal Entry - 25 Oct 12
"The weather in Phoenix is BEAUTIFUL right now. Each morning, I've been taking my dog to one of the mountain parks nearby ..."
Journal Entry - 24 Oct 12
"I picked up some Calvin Klein jeans off the big table at Costco, looked at the size 14 and realized they would be too bi ..."
Journal Entry - 23 Oct 12
"Up down up down up down up....geez. However, clothes are getting looser. Not a lot, but they are just fitting better. I want ..."
Weigh-in: 189.6 lb This Week:  1.15 %  (Down 2.2 lb) Total Progress:  3.17 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
Period ended: 22 Oct 12

  Week 4

Journal Entry - 22 Oct 12
"I'm not sure what last night was about, but I didn't succomb. I had a really nice day alone, went to the farmers market and ..."
Journal Entry - 21 Oct 12
"Struggling tonight....why do I feel like I need food? It's a good thing I have a "clean" house. And also a good thing I am ..."
Journal Entry - 21 Oct 12
"I woke up this morning thinking about how my body feels, I do that every morning. It still feels sort of foreign to me, I'm ..."
Journal Entry - 20 Oct 12
"Well, I guess I can date and still lose weight! I went out with Kevin last night, and we are seeing each other again ton ..."
Journal Entry - 19 Oct 12
"Thanks for all of your responses to my motivation journal entry yesterday. Such great insight! I wanted to respond to each ..."
Journal Entry - 18 Oct 12
"Ok, getting to something I've been thinking about: Motivation Aren't every one of us motivated to lose weight? Is there ..."
Journal Entry - 17 Oct 12
"Thinking about what motivation means, where it comes from, all of that... I'll be back for a discussion a little later this ..."
Journal Entry - 16 Oct 12
"I stuck at 195 for a few days, then dropped down to 193, where I've been stuck for a few days, is there a pattern here? As ..."
Weigh-in: 191.8 lb This Week:  0.62 %  (Down 1.2 lb) Total Progress:  2.04 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Period ended: 15 Oct 12

  Week 3

Journal Entry - 15 Oct 12
"Copying HCB's idea of stopping for a minute to look at my big picture... 55 pounds in 31 weeks so that is just under 2 p ..."
Journal Entry - 15 Oct 12
"Somehow I managed to eat out three days in a row, even twice yesterday, and I'm still down a little. I'm figuring it out, ..."
Journal Entry - 14 Oct 12
"Well, it's been a very interesting weekend. The lunch date yesterday was pretty boring, and at the risk of sounding supe ..."
Journal Entry - 13 Oct 12
"I'm dropping fast now. My size 14s are hanging on me, except for the ones that are too tight. Who decides what size a piece ..."
Journal Entry - 12 Oct 12
"To those of you who read and commented on yesterday's journal...I appreciate it more than you know! It's embarrassing to ..."
Journal Entry - 11 Oct 12
"Yay, finally dropped! Ok, do you want to hear a story about what happened to me last night? I'd be interested to hear what ..."
Journal Entry - 10 Oct 12
"Soooo....I'm starting a new plan tomorrow. I've been reading a lot of Dr. Jack Kruse's blog, listened to an interview with ..."
Journal Entry - 09 Oct 12
"I woke up this morning feeling very light, with that empty feeling you get when you don't eat late the night before. I've ..."
Weigh-in: 193.0 lb This Week:  1.03 %  (Down 2.0 lb) Total Progress:  1.43 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
Period ended: 08 Oct 12

  Week 2

Mini Challenge - Goal jean size - Successful
Journal Entry - 08 Oct 12
"Languishing.... Two days of slightly gains, doesn't my body know I have a goal in mind? How am I going to get those boots ..."
Journal Entry - 07 Oct 12
"Woke up feeling a little blue, actually, I went to bed feeling down. It could be hormonal, my age is right for ups and d ..."
Journal Entry - 06 Oct 12
"I love Saturday. It's still so full of promise for a great weekend. Not that I dread Monday, I really don't, but I love that ..."
Journal Entry - 05 Oct 12
"Yay, It's Friday! I've got home projects planned for the weekend, redecorating my newly emptied 3rd bedroom into a cute ..."
Journal Entry - 04 Oct 12
"I got that nice little alert today, telling me I am losing at a rapid it! So last night I met one of my FS ..."
Journal Entry - 03 Oct 12
"Are any of you taking chromium picolinate? I read that it is has benefits for helping to suppress appetite and to help with ..."
Journal Entry - 03 Oct 12
"Busy day at work today...but I love all of it. My downward weight trend stopped today, so I'll have to take the advice that ..."
Journal Entry - 02 Oct 12
"One week after my huge vacation bump, it's all gone, and I'm ready to hit a new low tomorrow. At least I know it can be ..."
Weigh-in: 195.0 lb This Week:  0.61 %  (Down 1.2 lb) Total Progress:  0.41 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
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