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#1 of 74 Old 04-11-2012, 07:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm stealing a page out of the book of a fellow Mothering friend who started the 8-week weight-loss challenge (Thanks Milk!). I find it's always easier to lose weight when you've got healthy peer pressure keeping you honest! So, I didn't want to wait until the start of the next 8-week challenge in late May. I'm hoping there are enough of us to jump into our own 8-week challenge starting on Monday. Hope you'll join me, and thanks again to Milk for putting in all the work on this!

 

The challenge:

Commit to an 8-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 8 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 each Monday.

 

The requirements:

You have to be willing to commit to the full 8 weeks beginning Monday, April 16, 2012.

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 height (starting on check-in day).

You may not join if losing 1lb/.5kg per week will put you in an underweight category according to your BMI (check here) at the end of the 8 weeks.

 

The prize:

A thinner waistline and the opportunity to bask int he glory of the winning team!

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Okay. So, technically, I'd like to join... but I'm TTCing, so I may have to just be a cheerleader. I'm in my 2WW of my first TTCing cycle (this time), and DH and I have gotten pregnant on the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd cycle when trying for our other three kids. So I don't know if I'd "make it" the whole eight weeks. I don't want to "sabatoge" a team if I all of a sudden shouldn't lose weight, you know? But maybe I could join and just be a part of a team before I get a BFP, then drop out at that point with whatever weight I've managed to lose? I know it'll take some time to gather some people, and I should know by Tuesday at the latest what is happening this month, so I'll know by then if I can commit to at least four weeks or if I'm out before even beginning.

Oh and a random request... can we be something besides red and blue? Maybe green and orange? LOL. It's a silly request, I know.

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Hi Harmony!! First - yes, absolutely let's do something other than red and blue - too political :) Second - I don't see any problem with dropping out if need be. We can adjust the teams based on that knowledge - I'm sure we'll figure it out. I'm TTC as well, though dealing with IF so who knows when I might get pregnant :) Happy to have you join - hopefully we can get a few more ladies on board in the next week!

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Hi T - Thanks for starting the new thread. I'm excited, let's get ready to do this!!! bouncy.gifI hope we get enough participants to get started on Monday.


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Stalking the competition... hide.gif

 

Just a suggestion - you could perhaps PM Poiyt & VermotLC who asked to be on our waiting list.  They might be keen.  

Also Frances69 was another that was interested.  

 

 


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So... I don't think I'll be able to participate, lol.

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Yay!!! Congrats Harmony!!! I will try to PM the others Milk suggested. We may need to push back our start date to get a few more people signed up. Is that OK with everyone?? Hope you'll bear with me :)

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Hi there!!! I would love to join if there's still room!!!!

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Pushing back the starting date sounds great to me! I got the flu and feel like crap sleepytime.gif


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cynsule: we'd love to have you join us!

 

all: I think perhaps we should push back our start to try and get a few more ladies - do we want to go all the way to next Monday or start mid-week this week? Looking forward to losing some weight with you all :)

 

Here's who I have so far:

 

cynsule

vermontgirl

ambimama11

me

 

Thanks all!

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Got your PM - yes Id love to join :)


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Did you postpone the start date? I would like to join. I have been putting off loosing weight because of nearly constant IF treatments/losses for like 4 years. And I have been putting on even more weight because of the IF treatments/losses (what a cycle!). We are looking at donor embryos, and now my BMI is way too high for quality for a refund program.
 


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I'm game if you're still looking for team members.

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Hey girls,


Sorry for the lack of communication! I was getting updates when people were posting in the forum, but for some reason I'm not getting the notifications anymore - ack! Yes, let's do it. How about we officially start Monday?

 

Would everyone mind posting (or sending me via PM) your current weight/height by Saturday? That way I have time to make up teams based on that info? I'll have limited internet access next week, but if I have all of your info by Saturday, we should be totally good to start on Monday. Sound like a plan??

 

So excited!!!

 

Thanks everyone :)

 

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Just checking in! Looking forward to getting started on Monday! Please try to send me your info today either here or by PM!!! Thanks!

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Hi Teresa:

 

I got your pm. I will reply tonight. Sorry I am late. I actually have to go buy a scale. Oddly, I have never - ever! - dieted before. I have always been a good weight for me until I started fertility treatments. I think I am 180-ish, and 5'7''-ish from what I remember at my last doctor appointment, but I need to get a scale and have DH measure me when he gets home tonight, to be sure.

 

Thanks for doing this. I am excited about it.
 


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Hope I'm not too late. I'd love to join this! I'm 6' and currently 181.5. Also we're TTC so I may potentially need to drop out for the best of reasons smile.gif

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So apparently we do own a scale. DH told me to look under the bathroom counter, and there it was. I am 179 lbs and 5' 7".
 


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I would love to join! Is this starting today? (April 23)

If so, I am 5'6'' and 177 pounds. I have always been a healthy weight, lost my baby weight, etc. But have gained 30 pounds in the past few years due

to some health issues. My goal is to definitely lose weight, but I've been trying for a long time to do that and it doesn't seem to come off. So I want to focus

on exercising more in the hopes of getting healthier and if the weight comes off that will be awesome.

Thanks for starting this!

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Im 5'2" and 165.4 pounds (down 10 from when I started a few weeks back!), the medication Im on has caused me to gain 60lbs (I used to be 115) in a little over a year....time for it to come off!


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Do we know the members of each team yet? headscratch.gif I think I started the week off not too bad. Smoothies for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and low-fat dinners. Except for a day which my hubby invited me to have lunch at a chinese buffett...I felt guilty afterwards. 30 mins of exercise on Tuesday, and I'll go for a power walk this evening with DD. I hope to stay motivated to work out for the next 3 days, I'm already feeling exhausted from work! sleepytime.gif


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I power walk the dogs every other day, and the days inbetween, and on both weekend days I do jillian michaels 30 day shred. Im also on a calorie restriction thing - Im trying to eat 1300 a day...but man I love starbucks, its my guilty pleasure.


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That Starbucks will get you every time!
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Are we still doing this? I lost 1 pound for the week. For the month too actually. I started P90X and weaned in the same week. I think my hormones are making the weight stick for the moment even though I'm eating WAY less than before. Hopefully this week the scale will budge a bit more smile.gif

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I just saw this. Sorry ladies! I hope I can still be counted in. If we are going to actually do this, we need good communication and a leader who keeps up with this.

 

I lost weight since last week and I am so excited. I was 159 pounds and now I am 155 pounds!

 

So anyway, my weigh in for today is that I am 5'5 in height and 155 pounds.

 

I am feeling great! Now lets get everything organised. Do we have a leader?


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Hi all,

 

Sorry to be absent. Trying to finish my thesis so I can graduate in three weeks ... eek. I haven't put together teams, because I don't have starting numbers for everyone. Please send along ASAP and I will divide us up. I'll put together a chart of what I have thus far tonight :) 

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I'm going to be checking the thread daily since it seems I don't get the alerts on a regular basis when the thread has been updated. I now have everyone's information, and I've divided us into two teams - purple and orange (feel free to let me know if you want the colors changed). There are 8 of us, so it works out nicely. Average weight of the Orange team is 164lbs and the Purple team is 174lbs (I tried to get us as close as possible, but I'm afraid my weight always throws things off). I'm looking forward to our challenge. If everyone sends me their weight today, we can count today as our first weigh-in. If not, we'll have our first weigh-in next week.

 

CONGRATS to vermontgirl for a 4lb loss - that's totally awesome!!! Should have put you on my team :)

 

Name Height Weight Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Lbs Lost %Lost

ambimama11

5'2" 136                    
cynsule 5'4" 139                    
Hopefulmama 5'6" 177                    
PixieLittle 6' 181.5                    
poiyt 5'2" 165.4                    
rcr 5'7" 179                    
teresaresa 5'3" 217                    
vermontgirl 5'5"

159/155

                   
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I'm down to 134lbs!!! slow and steady wins the race :) I hope to lose a pound a week, I feel totally motivated!


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Yay ambimama!!! Go PURPLE :)

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CONGRATS! I love that feeling that two pounds can make. I am still stuck at my 165....its very aggravating!


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