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Old 09-28-08, 05:28 PM   #1
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Clydesdale / Athena Biggest Loser Week One 9/29 - 10/5

Week One: Clydesdale / Athena Biggest Loser Challenge

Monday 9/29/08- 10/5/08


OK by popular demand..ok a few of us thought this would be neat. We are starting a Clydesdale Athenas Biggest loser. Based on the following thread: Ant Biggest Loser viewers?

How does it work:
(1) Post your starting weight this Monday
(2) Don't weigh yourself (if possible) until next Monday
(3) Next Monday post Starting weight of previous week, New Weight and pounds lost and % of Weight lost.
(4) On Mondays when you post - post your own personal challenge. For example: Drink 8 glasses of water per day , Ride in Metric Century..and be kind to small animals
(5) During the week let us know how it is going. Let's be sure and post our riding goals as well -as this is a biking forum!

OK now for the team s- we are singles...

MissBumble aka Sue will be the Pink team - I have a beautiful white and pink bike
Turbocrusier - Green Team - I think his bike is Green
Raven - Black Team

OK who else is joining us?

I will post my starting weight tomorrow!

The weight loss may be slow for some of us - I have been at this a while and am looking for a 1-2 pound loss per week...so this is a marathon not a sprint!
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Lol, if I were going off my bike's colors it would be um....the polished aluminum/black w/sparkles team???? Nah, I'm takin the green team cuz I like the color, that's all

I really changed my diet up, have everything laid out for the entire week. I'm shooting for a goal of 4-5lbs which is really quite insane...but to go from fast food 4-5 nights a week to good healthy food will make a HUGE difference. My biggest concern (don't flame me!) is I'm trying to quit smoking at the moment too and I know people tend to gain weight when quitting so that's extra stress on me. So I guess this week's goals will be:
1) Abolish smoking completely
2) Drop 4lbs with my new diet
3) Since it is BF, ride 100 miles this week (starting out easy)

I'll post my weight in the morning/early afternoon...game on!
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Old 09-29-08, 03:05 AM   #3
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Hi everyone,

I just read this post and I really want to participate.
I am starting cycling again after year of not doing anyting at all.
I started today commuting to work, in total 32 km per day.
My weight today is 176lbs. Quite a lot as I am only 1.60 tall (female). My average weight has to be 121lbs so... I !need to loose quite a lot!!!

I want to join this group as I think it will give me motivation an keep me going! I am planning to commute 5 days a week during the whole year, even that we don't have here in London a great weaather and the cold is coming!! I think it will give me a nice work-out.
I know it will be really hard, at least, the first month but I am really fed up with my weight and want to achieve the weight loss by the end of December. I don't know if this is achievable but I will try hard.
Do I create a new group or do I join one? If I can join one, I choose the green team as I like the colour.

29/09/2008: 176 lbs.
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Lol, can't sleep (I got up really late today) so I decided to jump on my wii fit and grab a quick measurement...so here's me for the week: 217.2lbs
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Cool idea!

My weight this morning (post-180 mile weekend...so, it's a bit wonky, I'm sure) was 245.

Goals:
1. Lose 5 pounds.
2. Get to the gym for full body workouts three times this week.
3. Enjoy the journey!

I suppose I will be the Silver Team, since that is the color of my bike.
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Count me in.

Team Western MD:

Start weight 212.4 (7:30 AM today)

Goal for this weeks:

1) Ride 3 days
2) At least 1 - 50 mile ride
3) No fast food for lunch this week
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http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...qY1KzKB4jLY7bw

Updates to the biggest loser challenge can be found by clicking this link. It was getting a little complicated to break things down through regular posts, so my wonderful wife was nice enough to create a spreadsheet through excel and post it up for us. You can still send me your info and I'll have my wife upadate it as soon as possible. Just makes things a heck of a lot neater now, hope you guys enjoy!

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Old 09-29-08, 07:30 AM   #8
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I'm in!

Official starting weight as of this morning (9/29/08): 271 lbs

Goals:
-Ride 100 miles this week
-Make it to the gym 2 days
-Weekends are tough for me diet wise so I'm setting a max goal of 3000 cal/day this Sat and Sun

I'll be the "Red" team if its not taken yet.

Is there a quarter million dollar prize like on TV?

Thanks,
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Old 09-29-08, 08:34 AM   #9
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Brandon aka gearhead is added to the list! If there's a quarter million dollar prize, he has been generous enough to put forth the money...thanks gearhead! Just playin with ya bud...I think the biggest prize at the end of the contest will be self gratification of losing weight. Hope you guys can keep up, I've already got 12 miles on the bike today and I'm not done yet
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I'll play. I'll be on the Blue team.

9/29/08: 250.6 lbs

Goals:
1) Continue commuting 5x a week.
2) Keep weekly mileage ~75 miles.
3) Have fun! (This one should be easy. )
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Got'cha added joe...good luck! If you're having too much fun, you're not pushing yourself hard enough
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PINK TEAM CHECKING IN!

OK Thanks Turbo for taking charge - as I am commuting to Chicago from ATL Monday mornings.

OK - Here I am 5'7"+ (maybe 7.5) weight 188.5 (down 1.5 from last week yay!!! for a Total Weight loss since April 21 of ....38 pounds)
Goals for the upcoming week:
Weight Loss: 1 pound
Ride: 25+ on Saturday, 80 (My longest) in a charity ride Sunday (Tony Serrano Ride)
Tuesday, Wedensday, Thursday, Friday 40 minutes of cardio on elliptical or stair climber.
Lots of Subway sandwiches for lunch and or dinner (1/2 a sub - Wheat, chicken breast, 2 squares cheese, mustard, lettuce , tomatoe, baked lays and diet coke...) Try it - amazingly better choice then hitting a restaurant in Chicago!
Water Goal: Drink alot!

Ultimate Weight Goal: 145-140 - Sexy Sue!
Ultimate Bike Goal: Keep up with the Bike Group on the Sky Loop (hilly)

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Old 09-29-08, 09:27 AM   #13
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There she is! Don't worry, I'll have things under control for ya while you're on your commute. Good luck with the charity ride...I just did my first MS150 last weekend (no, NOT yesterday lol) and I had to hit the sag wagon a couple times...I guess I can't complain considering I'd never ridden more than 30 something miles before that. So to go from 30ish miles to 150 = wtf was I thinking!?!?

Mmmmm....suuuuubbbbwaaayyyy. Why'd ya have to remind me that I'm hungry!
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Im in.

319.2 this morning
Team ThirdHand
Goals for the week:
1. lose 3 lbs
2. commute to work 4 days
3. Learn how to fix my shifter or deraileur at the co-op Weds
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You're in Tech...best of luck to ya!
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Darn, I wish I'd seen this thread BEFORE I stopped at the store last night and bought Bryers!

Weight this morning: 258
Short term goals:
  • Beat last months miles. I'm at 294 for Sept, rode 300.2 in Aug, so should be easy to break.
  • Ride a metric this weekend. I only rode once last week because I was out of town Thursday through Sunday. Hope I can do it.
  • Loose as many pounds as possible by Oct 14.
Edit: team colors gold & black
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Hi,

I choose the Yellow Team!!

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cohophysh selects the black team for his black leader bike
1) current weight 310
2) Goal 3lbs-just starting SB lifestyle (south beach)
3) No junk food
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Hi all!
I am new here and to road cycling in general. I am getting married this may and need to be in shape since we are getting married in Jamaica. Hopefully I can use this little competition to keep myself motivated and exercising. I don't know my exact weight but I will check in as soon as possible. I might as well join Team Pink as I live in the ATL area too and we need to represent!

Weight: 242.4
Week's goals:
1. 2-3 lbs. loss
2. 75-100 total mileage
3. Start drinking water almost exclusively

edit: Added weight

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Old 09-29-08, 04:11 PM   #21
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Lookin good sofar! Oh and I think we diecided we are singles not duos so sorry Lowkeyed I made ya the fuschia team (It's like a vivid pink - subject to change if ya like) ... but we Atlantans will rock the competition no doubt...And we can form an alliance..!
  • MissBumble-Pink Team: 188.5
  • Lowkeyed up - Fuschia Team- Awaiting official weigh in
  • Raven-Black Team: Also Awaiting official weigh in
  • Turbocruiser-Green Team: 217.2lbs
  • WindyWheels- Yellow Team: 176lbs
  • UnCadan8- Silver Team: 245lbs.
  • Natbla- Western MD Team (what color?)- 212.4lbs
  • Gearhead82- Red Team: 271lbs
  • JoeMetal- Blue Team: 250.6lbs
  • TechknowGN- Team ThirdHand (what color?)- 319.2lbs
  • Cohophysh - Need Team color - Black is taken...How about Blue? 310lbs
  • Piperchuck- Gold Team: 258
  • Timokabo - Team Asalama (what color?)- 266.2lbs
  • Daintonj - Grey Team - Team Metric 107kg or 235.9lb
14 Players/losers thus far (boy that doesn't sound good lol) any others are free to join! Let the losing begin!
OK - Did I forget anyone???

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Team Metric (Grey)

107Kg
Goals - 1Kg loss and run 1KM@8KM/h (I suck at running).
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Count me in. As of 2 mins ago im 266.2 pounds. ill be team asalama. my goals include:1 biking to work 4 out of the 5 days i work a week 2. get down to 220 lbs by my 21st b-day on april 26th 3 put many many miles on my newly completed schwinn peloton 4 last but not least have fun. good luck all and im going to try and win lol. also i would like to cut out all junk food and make all food myself and drink only water and milk
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Ok I have everybody up to date on my original post...for those that chose themed teams I'd like to stick with colors if possible. I think we still have colors like indigo, sky blue, and turquoise left over (just trying to choose simple colors from the drop down menu lol) so if you guys/gals want to separate those colors they're all yours...first come first served!

I also thing this list is getting very crowded! We may have to put a cap on this thing or it's gonna be crazy tryin to get to everybody!
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Okay, I'll join in. I'd pick Indigo, but since that's my name it's a bit too on the nose, hah. I'll be team "Dark Orange" (from the dropdown for convenience). I was ~283lbs last night. I'll post a more official weight later on when I do today's Wii Fit.

Okay, "official" weight is 283.1 lbs.

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