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Old 07-11-2012, 07:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Words of wisdom from Milk8shake (with minor modifiactions):

 

"The first and second (and soon to be Third!) eight week challenges 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/rules:

  1. You have to be willing to commit to the full eight weeks beginning 30 July 2012
  2. 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!
  3. You have to be willing to check in and update your progress and weight at least weekly on Mondays.
  4. You have to be willing to share your weight and your height. (By PM if you are shy)
  5. 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.
  6. If you miss more than 2 weigh-ins, we will continue to track, but your loss will NOT contribute to your team's totals.

 

The prize:

A thinner waistline, a slimmer derriere, 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 30 July 2012.


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Old 07-11-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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I'd like to sign up to participate. I have quite a bit of baby weight to lose.


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Joining up for my 4th challenge  smile.gif


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I'm in! I recently had my 3rd baby and just started trying to lose weight but really need some extra motivation!


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please count me in, thanks

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I'm in for round 4! 


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Found four here I come!  A little lighter than before is my goal.


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I'm in again too - Thanks!

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I'm up for #4! Just a few more pounds to lose.

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Count me in.

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I'm in again! Loved the last challenge.

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So sorry I've not posted my recent results.  Have been very busy with daughter's wedding on the 7th, family in from out of town, daughter moving to WV, etc.  I'd like to participate in the new version.  Thanks.

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you might recall my whole "menopause scare" of this last challenge. sorry i really blew it for my team, and gained a bunch of weight. but now that i know it's perimenopause and not a sudden onset of menopause at 44, i'm back in the game. please include me again, and this time i promise to lose back to 141 at least. thanks!

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Woot!  Glad to see so many will be joining in!  I'll be working up lists in the next weeks. 

 

Deadline to join in is AUGUST 4.
 


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Me too. I'm going to DO this!


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Old 07-16-2012, 01:44 AM
 
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Haven't decided yet, but subbing anyway :)


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I am in. I really only have about 5 pounds to lose at this point, but I would love to join. Thanks!
 


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I'd like to join sign me up please.


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Just a comment on the weigh in date thread that was happening in version 3.0  - I know personally when I forgot to log in and update here on a Monday, I reported the Monday weight, even if it was a Wednesday that I posted it.  There was one week  thought I had posted, but had forgotten.


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Old 07-19-2012, 12:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm willing to be somewhat flexible on when the weight is posted, assuming it is a weight from that Monday... BUT - it does make it harder to keep track the later in the week that the weight is posted to the thread... 
 


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I'd like to join please. Do we post starting weight now or on July 30th?

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July 30th. I'll divide people into teams once we have starting weights. orngbiggrin.gif
 


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I just wanted to let you all know that I have had a computer crach and had to send my computer back to the manufacturer for repairs.  I will be without a computer for 2 to 3 weeks.  I am glad to continue my stat keeping duties and I will be weighin in on mondays and reporting a monday weight, but I will have to go to the library for internet access for the next 2-3 weeks, so I am not 100% sure what dates/times I will be posting.  I will try to come by here monday or tuesday evening each week until the computer is fixed but I just wanted everyone to know I will be a bit harder to reach than normal.


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Oh that sucks BFM!  I'd hate to be without my lappy!

 

I'd be happy to do the calculations while your PC is being fixed if it will be easier for you.  You've done so much hard work after all.  


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I am in this round, too.  I really need to amp it up though.  I am feeling really heavy right now and it is pulling me down emotionally.  And maybe I am being overly-sensitive, but I have had a couple of sideways comments that make me feel horrible.  Yes, I am being sensitive, and I know that I am really just fine for a nearly 40 year old woman who had her fourth child six months ago.  It is just my self esteem talking and I hate the negative chatter.  

 

So, I am kicking around how I want to handle the next few months.  Our homeschooling year starts mid-August and I will be busy which can work to my advantage.  I actually work well with very tight restrictions and routine.  I think a big part of my slow weight loss the past few months has been the lack of schedule of summertime.  

 

Anyway, count me in.  


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BFM -- sorry to hear about the computer problems.  I would be happy to help with the calculations.  I live at my computer, so am around to help out.  


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I'm in!  This will be my first challenge.  I am currently using myfitnesspal.com (mostly the app on the phone ) to count calories which has been working super well but I do need to start working out as well!  If you use MFP add me!  My user name is the same as here thumbsup.gif


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I'm planning on before/after photos as well since the scale hates me!

Anyone following paleo/primal diets? I won't be counting cals/carbs this time because I'm so over it! Instead I'm going to track workouts. Plan on 4 strength training sessions a week and walking/hiking whenever I can fit it in!

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One week to start day! 

 

Currently on the list for participation:

  1. dmitrizmom
  2. phathui5
  3. Amandamarie
  4. *green*faery*
  5. IsaFrench
  6. BarefootMama99
  7. lilacvioletiris
  8. dbsam
  9. dantesmama
  10. PixieLittle
  11. thecoffeebean
  12. bridesmother
  13. tropicana
  14. tillymonster
  15. vermontgirl
  16. Valid28
  17. triscuitsmom
  18. Ruthiegirl
  19. LexiDrewMama
  20. Milk8shake (?)
  21. MarieP
  22. JollyGG
  23. SimonMom
  24. Buzzer Beater
  25. tnh2007
  26. diana_of_the_dunes
  27. sillygrl

 

If I missed you, let me know. If you hadn't posted yet, but want in, let me know. thumb.gif

I love the idea of before/after photos. 
 


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Old 07-23-2012, 12:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'll go first... my before (taken yesterday): 

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