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#1 of 184 Old 05-22-2013, 04:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Words of wisdom from Milk8shake (with minor modifications):

 

The version 1 thru version 8 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 May 27, 2013 and ending July 15, 2013.
  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.

 

 

 

The challenge will not start until Monday, May 27, 2013. Sign up now to let us know you are interested so I can begin making teams.


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I'm in again. :)


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I'm in again too.

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I'm in!  My losses have been slow, but steady and I attribute my not giving up to this challenge/group!

 

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Height : 5'6

Weight : 182

Waist : 42

 

Goal for this challenge : 172 (another 10lbs... or more! hihi) and my waist in the 30s :)


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Count me in.  This has been enormously helpful to have the weigh-in to look forward to.  Hopefully I can up the exercise this round and keep the losses going!


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im in! 

this is just the motivation I am looking for ;)


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Great. Looks like we have a good start to a new challenge. Slow and steady wins the race and with weight loss often keeps it off longer.

herbal shakti, welcome, this is a great group to get involved with. I hope you find success in weight loss with us.

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I'm in. Not giving up. The doctor cleared me to skate, but my physical therapist wants me skate in a controlled environment. So off ice, on a slide board. I was going to start that today, then my ankle swelled while doing balance exercises. She wants to wait til next week to start. The good news is I'll be able to walk every day. smile.gif

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please, count me in again

congrats on your 10 week pregnancy ! wishing you the best in that department

 

have spent the night at the hospital, DD2 will probably have an appendicectomy today (= hours in the emergency department took care of my dinner, i wasn't hungry anyway when she was anxious and not allowed to eat !!!)

have been back home for 2 hours to give instructions for the day to DD1 and DS & am about to go back to the hospital on foot (30 min fast walk)  having made a healthy lunch to take with me and having had a healthy breakfast

(...so, the thought of having a weigh in on Monday will keep me away from the vending machine at the hospital !!!!!!!!)

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IsaFrench, I hope all goes well with your daughter's surgery.  Glad you have the incentive to stay away from the mindless junk food that the hospital supplies and you're smart to take along your own lunch.

 

Amanda, I hope things will improve over the next week. I know last year I sprained my ankle and there are still times where it gives me fits of pain.  I can't even imagine having broken a bone.  Each step is a step closer to recovery and walking is a good exercise to keep you going forward.


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So my goal weight for this challenge is 220. I finished the last one at 233 and thanks to stress eating I'm up to 236 today. I hope to get back to 233 by Monday.


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thanks for your good wishes, it ended up being a false alert, probably some sort of viral inflamation of the intestines, we waited ages to get to be seen for the sonogram & she wasn't allowed to eat nor drink but on the other hand, that hospital has a fabulous play room & the lady presenty running it .... used to run a playgroup i attended 14 years ago (one drawback though is that i came face to face with DD1 first kindegarten teacher, -when she was three- who now is retired and volunteers to play with the children early evenings once a week ...i don't think this lady has the "right" tone of voice//attitude for any age of children, didn't think it then & still don't think it now ....)

we were allowed to leave after 24 hours ... i was just a bit surprised by the pediatrician ... probably he was overworked but ... he didn't seem to have planned to give us his diagnosis, was just intent on dismissing us .... i was not going to leave until i had written down legibly what he had to say about what he thought the problem was ....

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I would like to join too.  :)  Currently 144--hoping to lose 10 lbs before TTC later this summer.

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I will join again. Thought about it for awhile and I think these challenges keeps me off the junk food, and makes me think more of what things will make me lose weight and what doesn't work. I am certainly plateauing at the moment. I just need to get over that little hump and I will be on my goal of 125. Plus, ahem, I got a boudoir photoshoot on the second week of June and I want to look fit for that. nod.gif


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Count me in again. I will get my weight to you closer to start date. Hoping I will lose more by then.

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 I am certainly plateauing at the moment. I just need to get over that little hump and I will be on my goal of 125. Plus, ahem, I got a boudoir photoshoot on the second week of June and I want to look fit for that. nod.gif

The plateau is a hard place to be!  I'm at that place as well.  And what a motivation!  Sexy lady.... thumb.gif


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ahem, lost 2 pounds since this morning? Is that possible? My mom who's quite heavy has been here a few days and weighing herself, did she break it or I'm just losing?

Well I'm seeing the (high) 170s for the first time in years!!!!!!!!!

I've been good exercising and eating, hopefully I'm just losing!!!


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I'd like to join again please and thanks!
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I'm definitely  in... My  goal  of  150 pounds  is  just  around  the  corner... Hopefully  by  June  21st  the first day of summer   I   will  be  at   150 lbs.  That  would  be  a  weight  loss  of  59  pounds in all ... Than I can set my new goal... Excited for these next few weeks... 

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Goals are great motivation!

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It kind of bums you out when the neighbor gives birth and 3 days later she has NO belly, NO (visible in extra tight t-shirt) extra skin while you bust your ass for months and still look 5 months pregnant more than 8 months after giving birth... Arg! Good for her lol!!!!!!!!!

 

BUT I feel much better since I started this challenge and heard a very good comment today, I just have to keep my spirit up!!


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I'm going to try it one more time.  Last challenge was awful for me, so I considered skipping this one, but I think I need to give it another go.  I'll send in my official weight on Monday, but my goal for this challenge is 150 lbs.  I know I really need to up the exercise, and I'm working on being mostly grain-free, since that seems to really help with my binge eating issues.  I can do this, I can do this, I can do this!!!!
 

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I'm in again.  Hoping to hit my maitenance goal with this challenge.
 


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have had two terrible evenings when i ate junk food ... am so sorry i wasn't able to keep to reasonnable food choices ....

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oh me too isafrench, very bad week-end food-wise... As if I was giving myself a "reward" for the end of the challenge... Although it made me feel bad... ANYWAY today was good, spinach and quinoa frittata, then lentils then salad hmm! AND tomorrow is a new beginning!


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67.9kg (149.7lb)
Height: 168cm (5'6")

My goal for this challenge is to reach my pre-pregnancy weight of 63kg. Losing 5kg in 8 weeks should be achievable I think. Then, maybe in the next challenge I can reach my ultimate goal weight :-)

The weather has turned cool here too so that should make walking easier.

Good luck to everyone!

ETA I just looked at the old thread to check my starting weight and noticed I had made a typo when entering my height. The height listed in this post is the correct one.

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With Aussie participation, this weigh-in starts early!  I'm still reeling from my indulgent day, and am stuffed--packed full even though dinner was 5 hours ago.  Good thing this last week isn't counting against me, as far as this challenge goes, but I might have backtracked 3 hard-earned (hard-lost?) pounds.  Yikes!


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I want to give this a try!

 

I'm in...I am 165 and 5'3"  I would love to lose 8-10 lbs over the next 8 weeks and get the momentum going in the other direction. I need to get healthy with being more active too.

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am 5'1" ... and put back on 4 lb in 3 nights of stress eating ....

am really annoyed with myself

157.1 lb

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