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Old 10-06-2010, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Challenge: Lose 10% body weight by New Years.

Having put the Thanksgiving Challenge to bed early, I now present the Lose 10% of your body weight by New Year's Challenge.

Post your starting weight and your progress. I weigh-in on Saturday mornings, but to each his (or her) own.

I'll start:

10/2/10 337.0 pounds. So 34 pounds to lose for New Years 2010! (actually, I'm shooting for -38 so I can start 2011 at under 300.

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Old 10-08-2010, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats one meeting the Thanksgiving challenge early! I had to opt out of that challenge because over a five-week span that included my wedding and honeymoon, I put 14 pounds back on. 10% by New Years sounds like a great new goal to adopt, now that the wedding is behind me.
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Starting weight, 4/19/10 (started Atkins) = 287
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ultimate goal for lifetime maintenance by 4/19/11 (one year mark, 100 pounds loss) = 187
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dave, glad to have you on board. I'm also glad to see you're not beating yourself up about 14 measly pounds! In the past I've enganged in "all or nothing" thinking and I know now that minor setbacks are no reason to throw in the towel and give up--just get right back on the wagon instead.

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Old 10-09-2010, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not off to a stunning start--only 1.5 lbs down this week. Need to pump up the volume a bit next week to keep my average loss on track.

337.0 - 1.5 = 335.5 lbs today.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dave, glad to have you on board. I'm also glad to see you're not beating yourself up about 14 measly pounds! In the past I've enganged in "all or nothing" thinking and I know now that minor setbacks are no reason to throw in the towel and give up--just get right back on the wagon instead.

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Michael, I have also fallen prey to the "all or nothing" mentality before. I think the difference this time is that I have committed to a lifetime change in eating habits. I know that my weight will fluctuate through the years, and the more important goal for me is to get healthy and keep myself off of pills (I am currently on pills for high blood pressure and pre-diabetes). While I didn't expect to put on as much as 14 pounds over the course of my wedding and honeymoon, I did plan on breaking my eating plan during that period. I wasn't about to deprive myself of the plethora of foods and drinks available on the cruise! I don't regret it at all, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Now it's time to get back on track.

So, I didn't have a chance to weigh in yesterday, but I did so today. To my surprise, I already lost 3 pounds in my first week! I expected minimal loss or even a slight gain until my body re-enters ketosis, so this was a wonderful surprise.
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Starting weight, 4/19/10 (started Atkins) = 287
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10% by New Year challenge starting weight = 251
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ultimate goal for lifetime maintenance by 4/19/11 (one year mark, 100 pounds loss) = 187
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well guys I'm happy to be on Board.

First weighed myself on monday this week so starting 11 October weighing at 208 lbs. Meaning I need to shed 21 lbs by Jan 1st getting my weight down to 187 lbs. My original goal was 190 lbs by 19 December so this target is right in line with what I want to achieve.

I'll weigh in on Monday and let you know where I am. I've been really good monday tuesday, quite good wednesday thursday, got to be good today and sunday as going to footy (Soccer) this saturday and will be having a few beers and curry. Nothing to bad though, well I hope. We'll see come monday.

Good luck guys, but I want to be No.1!!!
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Michael---count me in.----I'm still working on the Thanksgiving Challenge,but the weight is coming off very slowly.---It's was a lot easier to gain 80 pounds then to lose it.
My current weight is 228,therefore by New Years I will shoot for 205 lbs
Good luck to everyone in this challenge.

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Old 10-15-2010, 07:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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hey guys. I am actually shooting to get down to 200 by new years from my current weight of 229. So that is almost 13% but I would be pretty happy hitting 10% I started this challenge at about 245 so so far doing pretty well. I will post my stats here once a week to keep me honest. I weighed in last weekend at 229 so I will use that as my starting weight. So come saturday I will weigh in again. I have been doing great this week at both eating clean and working out. So I am expecting big results. I feel great.

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Old 10-16-2010, 02:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i was targetting 200 by 1/1/11, probably too aggressive a gaol. If I get to 10% from my start weight 239 or 24 lbs. I'll be pleased. i weighed in this morning at 229 so 10 lbs in nearly 3 weeks works for me. 3 lbs in the past week.

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Glad to have you all aboard! We've got some challenges coming up--Halloween, Turkey Day (ummm--turkey!) and Christmas.

For some reason, I've been sort of on a plateau--only 3.5 lbs in the last three weeks--very dissapointing as I had been averaging 3 lbs a week.

Still, the scale says 335 even this morning, so I'll take the half pound this week and be happy.

That leaves 36 lbs to go by 12/31.

Have a great week everyone!

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