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The eight week healthy weight loss challenge

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Thread Starter 

 

 

 

Current Leaderboard!

 

 

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The BLUE Team

Lunastar 5'3 139
Buzzer Beater 5'6 153
Dantes Mama 5'8 183.8
Trekking Girl 5'6 208
Clay Bear 5'8 225
Janinemh  5'4 167
Anna Argentina 5'9  162
Barefoot mama99 5'8 200.4
    1438.2
The RED Team    
Alphaghetti 5'8 161
Pacific Bliss 5'4 177
Milk8shake 5'7 192
Amanda Marie 5'4 222
AllisonRose 5'8 173
PoppyMama 5'8 220
Lovetolaugh 5'2 139
Stegenrae 5'6 150
    1434

 

 

 

Background:

The thought came to my head because I joined the "losing weight in 2012" thread, but I didn't have much motivation, and I had no-one to be accountable to.  I was thinking about the Biggest Loser, and how teams can be such a motivation.  So, I thought I would throw this out there for anyone who needs to get some weight loss happening, but just can't seem to get off the couch.

 

The challenge: 

Commit to an eight week weight loss challenge.  You'll be assigned to a team, and your weight loss percentage will be measured on an individual and a team basis.  The team with the highest loss percentage at the end of the eight weeks will be the winner.

This is a TEAM effort.  If you lose, your team wins!  Your weekly progress will be updated on the leader board for all to see.

 

The requirements:

You have to be willing to commit to the full eight weeks beginning 23/01/12

You have to be willing to commit to exercising a minimum of 4 x 30 minute sessions per week - the type of exercise is up to you!

You have to be willing to check in and update your progress and weight at least weekly.  More often would be better.

You have to be willing to share your weight and your height.  (By PM if you are shy)

You may not join if losing 1 lb / .5 kg per week will put you in an underweight category according to your BMI (check here) at the end of eight weeks

 

The prize:

A thinner waistline, and the opportunity to bask in the glory of the winning team.

 

 

 

If you'd like to join in, please post to let me know.  You can choose not to share your starting weight until the 23rd if you wish.

I'd just like to get an idea of how many might be interested, so we can begin to get organised. 

If anyone has any further suggestions, I'm totally open :)

 


     
     
     

 


Edited by Milk8shake - 2/12/12 at 10:55pm
post #2 of 347

i'm in. more later. 153 lbs 5'6"

post #3 of 347

Sure, I am in. I am 225 lbs at this point and 5'8. 

post #4 of 347

bump

 

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post #5 of 347

I'll join 5"4" 177 lbs

post #6 of 347

I'm in. 5'8" and starting at 183.8. :)

 

post #7 of 347
Thread Starter 

Woo Hoo joy.gif

Good to have some company - Hopefully we can pick up a few more before we kick off!

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What are some plans for exercise? Share.

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Probably mainly treadmill for me.  Might try to work on the C25K program.  Maybe some Wii boxing for my flabby arms!

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I've been wanting to do the c25k again. I'm so out of shape I can barely run. I've got a c25k podcast on my ipod right now, so if anybody wants to do the first six weeks of that I will join.

 

I've been walking 3-4 times a week at the gym track, and occasionally lifting weights. I need something to get moving, I can't MOVE.  My gym has pink gloves boxing and I've thought about dropping in on that but I'm not sure I wouldn't hurt myself.  

post #11 of 347
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Originally Posted by Buzzer Beater View Post

What are some plans for exercise? Share.



I'm walking and doing Pilates.

post #12 of 347

I want to join but I'm scared of commitment

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I want to join but I'm scared of commitment



c'mon you can do it....

 

I'll be your buddy.thumbsup.gif

 

 

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I don't want to bring my team down though. I have a bad back and sometimes I physically can't work out. I also have lost and regained the same ten pounds for a year! Yikes! I do have a lot to lose though. I'm 5-6 and 208 lbs

post #15 of 347
Thread Starter 

I agree.. you can do it!  And your team would be there to support you!

Even 30 mins of gentle exercise would count!  Like yoga, or maybe swimming?  Or hand weights? 

 

You would probably just have to be a bit stricter on your diet on the weeks you couldn't do much

 

ETA: besides, I think we need even numbers!!

post #16 of 347

Ok Ok OK

 

you talked me into it. do we start on Monday?

post #17 of 347

If I join, am I throwing the numbers off?  I like doing things with a group.  innocent.gif

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I'd like to join. :)   I'm 5'4 and I think I'm about 222. I'll weigh myself in the morning to double check.

 

My exercise: Well, I'm already taking hockey skating lessons twice a week (One class with gear and the other without)  and 1-2x a week I go to open skate for 1/2 hour or so. I'd like to add Kinect Zumba or one of the dance games 2-3x a week.

post #19 of 347
Thread Starter 

Introducing the BLUE Team

 

Buzzer Beater 5'6 153
Dantes Mama 5'8 183.8
Trekking Girl 5'6 208
Clay Bear 5'8 225

 

 

Introducing the RED Team:

 

Pacific Bliss 5'4 177
Milk8shake 5'7 191.4
Amanda Marie 5'4 222
Boogie Monster    

 

Teams are chosen randomly, Excel style, in case you wondered...

Any new additions are still welcome to join until Monday evening (Forgive me if I struggle with the Australia/America time difference... I'll do my best!)

Any last minute weight updates, just let me know.

 

Also, if you have an eight week goal, I can add that, or if you'd like me to calculate a % goal for you I can. 

I'm still trying to decide mine...

 

 

BB - I'm keen for the C25K if you are, my friend!


Edited by Milk8shake - 1/22/12 at 2:45am
post #20 of 347

I'd be interested if there's still time to join. I've been gradually losing weight since my second son was born last year. I'm 5'8 and currently 173 lbs.

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