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The eight week healthy weight loss challenge - version 3.0 (starting 21/05/21)

post #1 of 396
Thread Starter 

The first (and second!) eight week challenge were a great success, and many of us are up for another eight weeks - we're opening it up for any newbies who would like to join the next round of the challenge. Please read below.

 

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 21/05/12

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 on Mondays.

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.

 

Please note that this is posted just for signups at this time.  The challenge will not start until 21/05/12.

post #2 of 396

I'm in!  I will post my start weight on the 21st. 

post #3 of 396

This round I'm in!!  I've made major changes in my diet (gluten and dairy free) and vacation craziness is over and I'm a big push for summer!!

post #4 of 396

I'm in!  I love having the teams for motivation.  :)
 

post #5 of 396

Add me please.

 

I'm glad to have a break before we start on the 21st. I've got a mother's day brunch that is to die for and several birthdays in there.

 

Trying to think of things I can do to help me get more motivated and stick to reasonable amounts of food. I'm not eating junk (for the most part) I am just hungry!! all! the! time!

post #6 of 396

I will go for another round.  Thanks for organizing.

post #7 of 396

If you need help at any point, let me know.  I'd be happy to chip in. :)
 

post #8 of 396

I'm in again.  A long ways to go and hopefully my weight will continue to drop, even with a week off.smile.gif

post #9 of 396

I'm in! I REALLY need to take a break but I don't want to regain everything I've lost. This is what I need!

post #10 of 396

i'd like to join :)

post #11 of 396

i'd like to join too.

(am back from travelling and should be able NOT to drop out this time)

TIA

post #12 of 396
I am in! Thank you tremendously for organizing.
post #13 of 396

Can I join this one too?

post #14 of 396

Sign me up for round three!

post #15 of 396

Sign me up as a new member.  My daughter is getting married on July 7th and I have a dress I need to get into.  My current weight is 181.

post #16 of 396

I'd like to join.  I'll pm my info on the 21st.

post #17 of 396

I am in for round 3 (round 2 that I have been in).  It keeps me accountable each week knowing I will have to report at the end of the week.  Looking forward to May 21!

post #18 of 396

I'm in for a third round :)

post #19 of 396

I didn't do as well as I expected in this last challenge - but I would like to try again.  Please sign me up.

thx

post #20 of 396
Thread Starter 

Wow, a pretty good response already!  I hope those of you from v2.0 are having a nice (but not naughty) break.  Can't wait to get started again biggrinbounce.gif

 

Welcome to the newbies too! 

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