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Old 01-04-04, 01:19 PM   #1
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I'm calling you out!

Those that need to lose weight that is. I propose a friendly weight loss competetion.

The contest will be by percentage of weight lost not total pounds. This keeps it more fair for everyone as not everyone has the same aount of total pounds to lose.

It will start at midnight Tuesday Jan. 6th, 2004 and end midnight June 6th, 2004, central standard time. We will all need to post our current weight by midnight Jan. 6th. Then we should post our weight say every 2 weeks.

We will need a neutral person to figure up & post the percentages for us. Anyone willing to do that.

The award will simply be bragging rights.

You can lose weight by any means at your disposal. But it is recommended that you do it is a safe & proper manner.

Any other suggestions or questions to help this contest succeed please post them now.

So what does everyone say about this? Anyone interested?
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Hi,
Jan 10 there is going to be a weigh-in for a weight loss contest at Discovery stores. Such things don't float my boat; but you get free months of gym time if you sign up. There may be a gotcha in the fine print, but I plan on checking it out.
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Old 01-04-04, 03:19 PM   #3
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Hi, Yes I am most deffinately interested. I will post my exact weight tomorrow The only problem I see is weight training. People may be trying to build muscle and slim down but you will not be able to tell only by a number....just something to think about.

I hope more people will join the fun....
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Inches lost around the waist might be a better any of us combine wieght training with weight loss. Sometimes your weight actually goes up as you build muscle and lose weight.

Or, even better, body fat percentage would be a good measure.
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Or, even better, body fat percentage would be a good measure.
I agree this would be the best way to do the competition. Often they will do this for you at the recreation centres or community fitness centres. However for ease I guess I would like to get in on the weight loss competition even though I started a week ago and have lost 4 pounds. The first ten seem to fall right off and then it slows down considerabely. Right now I'm 256 and would like to get to 225 by July 1st.
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Okay - my goal is 195 by May 1st, as I want to ride the Santa Fe Century in May and really be in good shape.

I am about 218 right now, was 245 last June.

I am pretty muscular, so I don't believe that the muscle gain will be a problem, as I have always weight lifted regularly.

I will join you in the challenge. Every 2 weeks?
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Old 01-04-04, 07:13 PM   #7
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I'm in.

Probably the easiest for most people to post is weight and waist size.

Weighed 242 last August, at about 227 now. Hope to be around 190 by June.

Friendly competition = good motivation for me!
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Count me in. Currently weighing 213 fully clothed. That is the first time I've weighed since mid-November. Picked up 13 pounds over the holidays. Drat. I didn't mean to do that. My goal is 180 by June 1. If I can make 175 I get a new pair of wheels from the wife!

Is this going to be our official posting site?
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Let the trash talk begin!

Gonna find out who's the biggest loser on the forum!

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28.3 BMI
24% Body Fat (Tanita)

Goal is 160 lbs (14%)

Before this is over, I'll need to put rocks in my pockets to keep the wind from blowing me away.
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I'm up for this one. I'm just a pound or two below clydesdale weight now, raced clydesdale last year and wanted to move to sport this year. Lately I've been struggling to decide if I want to stay this weight and stay with the clydesdales (where I'm competitive) or go ahead and lose weight and move to sport class (where I'll HAVE to drops lb's to be competitive).Maybe something like this will motivate me to go ahead and go for it. Count me in. Good idea.

Suggestion: do it for weight only, keep it simple. I'm in either way...
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I am at 135 and I only want to lose a bit more...I'm in anyway!
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205 as of this morning, my goal is 185. I'm tired of puttin
the hurt on XL cycling shorts... ;^)
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I wish You'd had this last year. Jan 6 226 lbs, June 6 196 lbs. Oh well good luck to you all. 182 now and not much more to go.
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ok so its one.

my current weight, as embarrased as i am to admit it, is: 300 pounds. this is the heaviest i've ever been. its time to get back down to where i should be.

so every 2 weeks those of us in the contest will post our weight & percentage lost until june 5th, 2004.

for those of you who want to join this contest have until 12:00 am tuesday jan 6th, 2004.

good luck to us all.
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211.

I'm in.
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So, we will weigh every other tuesday and report? How about every tuesday? I will weigh in the morning and post. Starts tomorrow, Jan 6, right?
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I will join I weigh 153 pounds
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A little higher than I thought... 230.4 tonight. Must have been too much Christmas cheer.

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Okay - weighed tonight at the gym.

217, which was really pleasing as I weighed 215 in September, and have gained only two pounds through all of the Christmas stuff, dark nights, cold, cold days, etc. Also, I feel I have put on at least a pound of muscle from weightlifting over that time.

So, starting at 217, I will let you know in two weeks.

Hey, anyone out there game to place our weights in a spreadsheet and post on a web page? I have a web page where we could place it and automatically have our percentage drop figured by the ss, but don't have the time to enter the weights in the sheet.
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Okay - weighed tonight at the gym.

217, which was really pleasing as I weighed 215 in September, and have gained only two pounds through all of the Christmas stuff, dark nights, cold, cold days, etc. Also, I feel I have put on at least a pound of muscle from weightlifting over that time.

So, starting at 217, I will let you know in two weeks.

Hey, anyone out there game to place our weights in a spreadsheet and post on a web page? I have a web page where we could place it and automatically have our percentage drop figured by the ss, but don't have the time to enter the weights in the sheet.

Wow, only 2 pounds?, I added about 5-6 lb's through the holidays, what's the secret?

I think it would be a great idea to put results on a web page...
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DmvrFox - I can forward an Excel spreadsheet set up properly to figure % lost/gained, etc. But, can you post so will remain interactive on the website. And what would keep others from going into each of our listing and screwing around with the figures, etc. Can you password protect each persons entry so only they can post? Let me know. PM if you wish to discuss.
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No, can't post so it is interactive. Don't have that capability, and don't have time to learn!

One person would have to take the responsibility of updating every 2 weeks, then I could repost. Mainly, we can see how everyone is doing at a glance.

Not really a big job as there are only a few of us.
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I know the deadline is passed, but work has kept me away from the forums lately.

If you'll have me, I'm in. Have my own goals, but this should keep me honest. I might also be able to put a web page together to allow people to enter their weights in a couple weeks if there is still an interest.

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