Lisa's Summer Weight Loss Challenge Diary
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Starting today, for 8 weeks, I'm taking part in the BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer Edition, organised by:

Ryan James
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During the Spring challenge, I decided to keep a diary, as I wanted to log my progress and goals. This seemed to help me along, as I lost 16.4lbs, so I'm hoping this will work again

If anyone wants to friend me on MyFitnessPal, my username is lisaabbott78.

My story...

I've been overweight most of my adult life, apart from a short stint when I lost ~80lbs and immediately put half of it back on (and then it crept almost all the way back...). I moved to Berlin, Germany, from Manchester, UK last year, and since moving, I've lost around 39lbs. Part of this is due to not being able to get the snacks I'm used to eating over here, but I've also been vegan since October 2014, as I was previously a vegetarian but going vegan in Berlin is so easy.

During the Spring weight loss challenge, my weight dropped from 173lbs to 156.6lbs, so I'm hoping for a decent weight loss again. Unfortunately, despite not changing anything, in the 4 week break my weight loss has stalled, meaning I've only lost 0.6lbs between the challenges. Better than a gain though.

I managed to establish a good exercise routine during the Spring challenge, and now do yoga daily at home, and attend a class each week - currently in the park as the weather is so nice. I'm currently doing the Men's 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com - it's nice as it's different to the women's stuff as it focuses on strength, so it's a bit different to me. I'm also on day 22 of a 30 day plank challenge, which isn't nice (!) but is building up my strength well. I may add in and change my strength and cardio routine as the weight loss challenge progresses.

I already eat fairly healthy, and I've been restricting calories since around February, and see no need to change there. I track my calories and exercise using MyFitnessPal, and other stats (BMI, fat %, muscle %) using Tactio Health app. I'm going to track my change in weight, body fat, muscle mass, waist size, and BMI.

Stats as of today (21/06/15):

Weight: 156lbs
BMI: 28.5
Body Fat: 34.6%
Muscle: 32.0%
Waist size: 30.5"

Finishing stats (17/08/15):

Weight: 146.6lbs
BMI: 26.8
Body Fat: 32.7%
Muscle: 32.5%
Waist size: 29"

Aims:

d10-1 Yoga - keep doing yoga daily.
d10-2 Lose 6% of my weight (~9.36lbs).
d10-3 Stick to 1200 calories.
d10-4 Drop to 10st4 / 144lbs (loss 12lbs). But I also have a side aim to weigh less than my husband, which is currently 10st / 140lbs. And then I may as well have a "normal" BMI which is 9st10 / 137lbs! Finished at 10st6.6.
d10-5 Drop to 29" waist (1.5" loss).

Summer challenge before and after.
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Spring and Summer challenges combined before and after.
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Links:

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer Edition
BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer - Discussion
BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer - Updates
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1. Board Game: Arboretum [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:247]
Board Game: Arboretum
Week 1 Starting stats:

Weight: 156lbs
BMI: 28.5
Body Fat: 34.6%
Muscle: 32.0%
Waist size: 30.5"

Goals for this week

d10-1 Drop 2lbs, to 154lbs (11st).
d10-2 Continue Men's 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com.
d10-3 Continue 30 day plank challenge.
d10-4 Go to one yoga class.
d10-5 Stick to 1200 calories.

22/06/15 - 1109 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - skipped.
Dinner - Ethiopian Stew with quinoa.
Snacks - kiwi and peach with soya yoghurt and chia seed topping, one slice of toast with soya butter.
Exercise - 22 minutes yoga.

23/06/15 - 1184 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango.
Lunch - Ethiopian stew.
Dinner - red cabbage, apple, and garlic soup.
Snacks - organic carrot and walnut muffin, kiwi with soya yoghurt.
Exercise - 20 minutes yoga, 4 x 30 sec spiderman planks, 6 x 2 x 50 sec side planks, 3 x 65 sec forearm planks.

24/06/15 - 1126 calories.
Breakfast - Overnight oats.
Lunch - red cabbage, apple, and garlic soup.
Dinner - smoked tofu, mushroom, tomato, and basil pesto pasta.
Snacks - 2 kiwis with soya yoghurt and chia seed topping.
Exercise - 27 minutes yoga, 4 x 30 sec alternating hand planks, 4 x 40 sec walking planks, 3 x 45 sec forearm planks.

25/06/15 - 1109 calories.
Breakfast - Overnight oats.
Lunch - Ethiopian stew.
Dinner - Baked beans on toast.
Snacks - Peach, carrot, soya yoghurt with chia seed topping.
Exercise - 35 minutes yoga, 5 x 35 sec spiderman planks, 4 x 2 x 55 sec side planks, 2 x 70 sec forearm planks.

26/06/15 - 1194 calories.
Breakfast - Overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - smoked tofu, mushroom, tomato, and basil pesto pasta.
Dinner - mushroom pate on toast.
Snacks - Peach, carrot.
Exercise - 30 minutes yoga, 5 x 35 sec alternating hand planks, 3 x 40 sec spiderman planks, 2 x 75 sec planks.

27/06/15 - 1186 calories.
Breakfast - Overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - Rootz vegan burger on a bagel.
Dinner - Watermelon, banana, mango, peach, kiwi, and blueberries, topped with soya yoghurt and a chia and linseed topping.
Snacks - rice cake.
Exercise - 75 minute park yoga class, 50 minutes yoga, walking 2.6 miles.

28/06/15 - 1175 calories.
Breakfast - Overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - smoked tofu, with steamed potatoes and petit pois.
Dinner - Watermelon, banana, mango, and peach, topped with soya yoghurt and a chia and linseed topping.
Snacks - rice cake, carrot.
Exercise - 20 minutes yoga, 4 x 2 x 60 sec side planks, 6 x 40 sec alternating hand planks.
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2. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:62]
Board Game: Five Tribes
Week 2 stats:

Weight: 152.6lbs (-3.4lbs, -3.4lbs overall / -2.18% overall)
BMI: 28.0 (-0.5, -0.5 overall)
Body Fat: 33.6% (-1.0%, -1.0% overall)
Muscle: 32.2% (+0.2%, +0.2% overall)
Waist size: 30.0" (-0.5", -0.5" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Dropped under 11 stone/70kg! meeple
d10-2 Lost 3.4lbs.
d10-3 Completed week 3 of the doyouyoga.com men's challenge.
d10-4 Completed week 4 of the 30 day plank challenge.
d10-5 Started week 1 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-6 Went to a yoga class.
d10-7 Now lost over 3 stone since moving to Berlin, and over 20lbs on the spring and summer challenges combined

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Drop 2lbs, to 154lbs (11st).
d10-2 Continue Men's 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com.
d10-3 Continue 30 day plank challenge.
d10-4 Go to one yoga class.
d10-5 Stick to 1200 calories.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Complete doyouyoga.com men's challenge.
d10-3 Complete 30 day plank challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

29/06/15 - 1124 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - bread with oils and vinegar.
Dinner - watermelon, mango, blueberries, kiwi, peach, nectarine, and banana, topped with soya yoghurt and chia seed topping.
Snacks - carrot, rice cake.
Exercise - 23 minutes yoga.

30/06/15 - 1196 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - Rootz burger on a wholewheat bagel.
Dinner - watermelon, kiwi, blueberries, banana, nectarine, and mango, topped with soya yoghurt.
Snacks - Carrot, rice cake.
Exercise - 25 minutes yoga, 5:03 minutes plank.

01/07/15 - 1162 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - Salad with Egyptian lemon potatoes and Egyptian garlic, cucumber, and yoghurt dip.
Dinner - Shitake pate on wholewheat toast.
Snacks - Coconut and ginger bar, rice cake.
Exercise - 25 minutes yoga, 5 push-ups.

02/07/15 - 1184 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - Salad with Egyptian lemon potatoes and Egyptian garlic, cucumber, and yoghurt dip.
Dinner - Tofu marinated in a peanut butter, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar sauce, with mushrooms, onions, and broccoli.
Snacks - Banana, rice cake.
Exercise - 19 minutes yoga, 7 push-ups.

03/07/15 - 1183 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - Salad with Egyptian lemon potatoes and Egyptian garlic, cucumber, and yoghurt dip.
Dinner - bread with oils and vinegar.
Snacks - soya ice cream, rice cake, nectarine.
Exercise - 52 minutes yoga, 9 push-ups.

04/07/15 - 1191 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with mango and blueberries.
Lunch - salad, banana.
Dinner - Tofu marinated in a peanut butter, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar sauce, with mushrooms, onions, and broccoli.
Snacks - Rasberry and basil and rhubarb sorbet, rice cake, watermelon.
Exercise - 75 minutes yoga class, 16 minutes yoga, 11 push-ups.

05/07/15 - 1153 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango and blueberries.
Lunch - Indian spicy cauliflower, tomato, and potato casserole.
Dinner - Indian spicy cauliflower, tomato, and potato casserole.
Snacks - soya ice cream, watermelon, rice cake.
Exercise - 50 minutes yoga, 13 push-ups.
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3. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:168] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
Week 3 stats:

Weight: 150.2lbs (-2.4lbs, -5.8lbs overall / -3.72% overall)
BMI: 27.5 (-0.5, -1.0 overall)
Body Fat: 33.4% (-0.2%, -1.2% overall)
Muscle: 32.3% (+0.1%, +0.3% overall)
Waist size: 30.625" (+0.625", +0.125" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Lost 2.4lbs.
d10-2 Completed doyouyoga.com men's challenge.
d10-3 Completed 30 day plank challenge.
d10-4 Started week 2 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-5 Started week 1 of 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-6 Went to a yoga class.

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Complete doyouyoga.com men's challenge.
d10-3 Complete 30 day plank challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 150lbs.
d10-3 Continue 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

06/07/15 - 1187 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Coconut and ginger bar.
Dinner - Tomato, basil, and mushroom wholewheat pasta.
Snacks - Rice cake.
Exercise - 16 minutes yoga, 1 push-ups.

07/07/15 - 1165 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Vegan Currywurst and small fries.
Dinner - Salad.
Snacks - Rice cake, sorbet.
Exercise - 25 minutes yoga, 2 miles walking.

08/07/15 - 1112 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Lentil burger and salad.
Dinner - Mango, kiwi, nectarine, and plum, with soya yoghurt.
Snacks - Coconut and ginger bar, rice cake.
Exercise - 28 minutes yoga, 17 push-ups.

09/07/15 - 1162 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Lentil burger and salad.
Dinner - Mango, kiwi, nectarine, and plum, with soya yoghurt, and small oat bar.
Snacks - Coconut and ginger bar, rice cake.
Exercise - 27 minutes yoga, 19 push-ups.

10/07/15 - 1184 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Tofu roll, small oat bar.
Dinner - Lentil burger and salad.
Snacks - Bionade.
Exercise - 2 miles walking, 21 push-ups.

11/07/15 - 1157 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Salad.
Dinner - Aubergine burger.
Snacks - Rice cake.
Exercise - 75 minutes yoga class, 5 miles walking, 23 push-ups.

12/07/15 - 1178 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Aubergine burger.
Dinner - Bread and pate.
Snacks - Grapes, kiwi, coconut water, rice cake.
Exercise - 51 minutes yoga, 25 push-ups.
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4. Board Game: Coup [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:491]
Board Game: Coup
Week 4 stats:

Weight: 150.4lbs (+0.2lbs, -5.6lbs overall / -3.59% overall)
BMI: 27.5 (-0.0, -1.0 overall)
Body Fat: 33.4% (-0.0%, -1.2% overall)
Muscle: 32.3% (+0.0%, +0.3% overall)
Waist size: 30.125" (-0.5", -0.375" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Lost 0.5" from waist.
d10-2 Started week 3 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-3 Started week 2 of 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Went to a yoga class.

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Lose 2lbs. No weight lost this week, despite sticking to goals.
d10-2 Drop under 150lbs.
d10-3 Continue 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 150lbs.
d10-3 Continue 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

13/07/15 - 1181 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Peanut tofu.
Dinner - Salad.
Snacks - Ricecake, dried fruit, grapes, buckwheat nibbles.
Exercise - 10 minutes yoga, 27 push-ups.

14/07/15 - 1169 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, mango, and blueberries.
Lunch - Tofu and snack bread.
Dinner - Dolmas, blackcurrant and cranberry soya yoghurt.
Snacks - Ricecake, strawberries, buckwheat nibbles.
Exercise - 30 minutes yoga, 29 push-ups.

15/07/15 - 1200 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with banana, and strawberries.
Lunch - Rootz burger.
Dinner - Coconut ginger bar.
Snacks - Blackcurrant and cranberry soya yoghurt.
Exercise - 45 minutes yoga.

16/07/15 - 1191 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with strawberries, and blueberries.
Lunch - African peanut stew and rice.
Dinner - Tofu sausage.
Snacks - Almonds, ricecake, 4 pieces white chocolate.
Exercise - 33 minutes yoga, 2 miles walking, 31 push-ups.

17/07/15 - 1173 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Dolmas.
Dinner - Pretzel, tofu spacebar.
Snacks - Cider, tofu spacebar.
Exercise - 37 minutes yoga, 3 miles walking, 33 push-ups.

18/07/15 - 1909 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Rootz burger.
Dinner - Peanut butter on toast.
Snacks - Biscuits.
Exercise - 75 minutes yoga class, 5.2 miles walking, 35 push-ups.

19/07/15 - 1171 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - smoked tofu, rosti, mushrooms, tomatoes, and baked beans.
Dinner - Snackbread and dips, blackcurrant and cranberry soya yoghurt.
Snacks - tofu spacebar, ricecake.
Exercise - 37 push-ups.

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5. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:422]
Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set
Week 5 stats:

Weight: 152.4lbs (+2.0lbs, -3.6lbs overall / -2.31% overall)
BMI: 28.0 (+0.5, -0.5 overall)
Body Fat: 33.7% (+0.3%, -0.9% overall)
Muscle: 32.2% (-0.1%, +0.2% overall)
Waist size: 30.125" (-0.0", -0.375" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Started week 4 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-2 Started week 3 of 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-3 Went to a yoga class.

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Lose 2lbs. Gained this week. No loss for 2 weeks now.
d10-2 Drop under 150lbs.
d10-3 Continue 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories. Went over one day, as needed a day off. Stayed at 1200 net calories counting exercise though.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 150lbs.
d10-3 Continue 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

20/07/15 - 1199 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Mushroom, tomato, and basil wholewheat pasta.
Dinner - Snackbread with hummus and mushroom pate.
Snacks - Tofu spacebar, kiwi, cookie beans.
Exercise - 30 minutes yoga, 39 push-ups.

21/07/15 - 1185 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Tofu hotdog with sauerkraut.
Dinner - Broccoli and peanut tofu.
Snacks - 3 small cookies.
Exercise - 70 minutes yoga, 41 push-ups, 2 x 1 minute forearm planks, 20 sit-ups, 10 yoga (boat) sit-ups.

22/07/15 - 1169 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Tofu hotdog with sauerkraut.
Dinner - Spicy cauliflower and potato bake.
Snacks - 2 small cookies, kiwi fruit, blueberry soya yoghurt with blueberries.
Exercise - 60 minutes yoga, 2 x 1 minute forearm planks, 50 sit-ups, 10 yoga (boat) sit-ups.

23/07/15 - 1196 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Rootz burger.
Dinner - Spicy cauliflower and potato bake.
Snacks - blueberry soya yoghurt, chia crunch, cookie beans.
Exercise - 33 minutes yoga, 43 push-ups, 2 x 1 minute forearm planks, 40 sit-ups, 10 yoga (boat) sit-ups.

24/07/15 - 1180 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - tofu sandwich.
Dinner - soya yoghurt with chia crunch, peanut butter on toast.
Snacks - grape juice.
Exercise - 17 minutes yoga, 2 hours climbing, 5.5 miles walking, 45 push-ups, 50 sit-ups, 10 yoga (boat) sit-ups, 2 x 1 minute forearm planks.

25/07/15 - 1197 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - Rootz burger.
Dinner - soya yoghurt with chia crunch, peanut butter on toast.
Snacks - tofu spacebar.
Exercise - 75 minutes yoga class, 28 minutes yoga, 5.3 miles walking, 47 push-ups, 20 tricep push-ups, 50 sit-ups, 10 yoga (boat) sit-ups.

26/07/15 - 1184 calories.
Breakfast - overnight oats with blueberries.
Lunch - BBQ seitan sandwich.
Dinner - Mushroom pate on toast.
Snacks - Cookie beans, almonds.
Exercise - 33 minutes yoga, 1 mile walking, 49 push-ups, 20 tricep push-ups, 50 sit-ups, 10 yoga (boat) sit-ups, 2 x 1 minute forearm planks.


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6. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2587] [Average Rating:6.29 Unranked]
Board Game: Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers
Week 6 stats:

Weight: 148.0lbs (-4.4lbs, -8.0lbs overall / -5.13% overall)
BMI: 27.1 (-0.9, -1.4 overall)
Body Fat: 32.8% (-0.9%, -1.8% overall)
Muscle: 32.4% (+0.2%, +0.4% overall)
Waist size: 29.5" (-0.625", -1.0" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Started week 5 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-2 Started week 4 of 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-3 Went to a yoga class.
d10-4 Went climbing.

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Lose 2lbs. Lost last week's gain, plus another 2.4lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 150lbs. Finally!
d10-3 Continue 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to a yoga class.
d10-6 Stick to 1200 calories.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 10st7.
d10-3 Complete 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to two yoga classes.
d10-6 Go climbing.
d10-7 Stick to 1200 calories.




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7. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:539]
Board Game: Kingdom Builder
Week 7 stats:

Weight: 147.4lbs (-0.6lbs, -8.6lbs overall / -5.51% overall)
BMI: 27.0 (-0.1, -1.5 overall)
Body Fat: 32.9% (+0.1%, -1.7% overall)
Muscle: 32.4% (+0.0%, +0.4% overall)
Waist size: 29.625" (+0.125", -0.875" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Started week 6 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-2 Finished 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-3 Went to two yoga classes.
d10-4 Went climbing.

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Lose 2lbs. Really struggling with the weight loss this past 10 weeks
d10-2 Drop under 10st7.
d10-3 Complete 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to two yoga classes.
d10-6 Go climbing.
d10-7 Stick to 1200 calories.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 2lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 10st7.
d10-3 Complete 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to two yoga classes.
d10-6 Go climbing.
d10-7 Go swimming.
d10-8 Stick to 1200 calories.



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8. Board Game: Fairytale Gloom [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:3998] [Average Rating:6.53 Unranked]
Board Game: Fairytale Gloom
Week 8 stats:

Weight: 147.0lbs (-0.4lbs, -9.0lbs overall / -5.77% overall)
BMI: 26.9 (-0.2, -1.6 overall)
Body Fat: 32.8% (-0.1%, -1.8% overall)
Muscle: 32.5% (+0.1%, +0.5% overall)
Waist size: 29.0" (-0.625", -1.5" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Started week 7 of intermediate yoga course.
d10-2 Went to two yoga classes.

Completed goals from last week

d10-1 Lose 2lbs. Still struggling to lose weight
d10-2 Drop under 10st7. Spot on 10st7 at least...
d10-3 Complete 30 day push-up challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to two yoga classes.
d10-6 Go climbing. Didn't happen due to husband having a shoulder injury.
d10-7 Go swimming. Didn't happen due to me having a stomach bug.
d10-8 Stick to 1200 calories. Went over slightly one day, and more on the beer festival day, but that was always planned. Stuck to 1000 calories on 3 days to even things out.

Goals for this week:

d10-1 Lose 3lbs.
d10-2 Drop under 10st7.
d10-3 Drop to 10st4 - this was always my minimum aim for this challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to two yoga classes.
d10-6 Go climbing.
d10-7 Go swimming.
d10-8 Stick to 1200 calories.


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9. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:309] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
Board Game: Mice and Mystics
Final stats:

Weight: 146.4lbs (-0.6lbs, -9.6lbs overall / -6.15% overall)
BMI: 26.8 (-0.2, -1.6 overall)
Body Fat: 32.7% (-0.1%, -1.9% overall)
Muscle: 32.5% (+0.0%, +0.5% overall)
Waist size: 29.0" (-0.0", -1.5" overall)

Achievements:

d10-1 Lose 3lbs. Only lost 0.6lbs, despite being 2lbs down for most of the week.
d10-2 Drop under 10st7. Finally!
d10-3 Drop to 10st4 - this was always my minimum aim for this challenge.
d10-4 Continue doyouyoga.com ultimate home practice kit course.
d10-5 Go to two yoga classes. Ended up going to three, including one two hour one.
d10-6 Go climbing. Didn't happen, due to extra yoga class.
d10-7 Go swimming. Didn't find time, due to work.
d10-8 Stick to 1200 calories. Stuck on 6 days out of 7, went about 250 over on one day, but made up for it with exercise.

Completed Challenge Aims:

d10-1 Yoga - keep doing yoga daily.
d10-2 Lose 6% of my weight (~9.36lbs).
d10-3 Stick to 1200 calories.
d10-4 Drop to 10st4 / 144lbs (loss 12lbs). But I also have a side aim to weigh less than my husband, which is currently 10st / 140lbs. And then I may as well have a "normal" BMI which is 9st10 / 137lbs! Finished at 10st6.4.
d10-5 Drop to 29" waist (1.5" loss).

This challenge has been a slog for me. Although I've averaged just over 1lb a week loss, I only had losses of 1lb or more in 3 weeks (which feels so slow after averaging 2lb/week in the Spring challenge). Often it's been no loss, a small gain, or a half a pound loss. In 12 weeks I've lost 10.2lbs, which is painstakingly slow. Ideally, I've like to average 2lb a week - realistically I know I can only make 1.5lb a week, but recently it's been under 1lb a week. Of course, long term, this adds up, but it's hard to keep the weekly motivation for 0.4lb here and 0.6lb there! Luckily, the group motivation and support within the challenge kept me going

I was hoping to be approaching a normal weight by the end of this challenge, but I still have 11-12lbs to go. Hopefully there'll be another challenge in the coming weeks, to help me get through some of that

Summer challenge before and after pictures. Not as drastic this time, but still a small step in the right direction.
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The journey continues during the Autumn weightloss challenge: Lisa's Autumn Weight Loss Challenge Diary
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Winter diary time Lisa's Winter Weight Loss Challenge Diary.
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I wasn't originally going to do a Spring 2016 diary, but I decided it may motivate me after a not so great Winter challenge - so here it is

Lisa's Spring 2016 Weight Loss Challenge Diary
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