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mecompco 07-04-2011 11:11 AM

Columbus Day Lose 10% of Your Body Weight Challenge
You "old timers" know how this works, for newbies, we'll do this the same way as the Fourth of July Challenge. This will be the discussion thread and we'll have a Check-in thread so everyone can post their starting info and updates.

So, the goal of this challenge is to lose 10% of our body weight (of course, you're welcome to go for more or less, if you wish).

For example, I'm at 226.5 as of this morning, so my goal is (rounded off) to lose 23 pounds by Columbus Day, which would put me at 203.5 pounds (I'll actually be going for 199 or 12%).

We've got 105 days to get this done, so let's go!


PS If you don't care for "Columbus Day" for whatever reason, it's certainly OK to call this the "October 10th Challenge". :)

DancinBear2 07-04-2011 02:36 PM

I'm in, 10% for me would also be 23 pounds, but I am going to shoot for a 26 pound loss and set my target at 205 pounds. At the end of this challenge I should move from the Obese category to the overweight category.

Kumochi 07-04-2011 04:33 PM

I'm in and I'm calling it the Thanksgiving Day Challange ehh. I should be out of the obese area soon. I was only down 5 pounds last challange although I'm taking that as a win. Last year for the same period I gained 5. This Challange I'll only have one vacation to deal with. Mary

peppy35 07-04-2011 04:39 PM

I'm in - I need to lose 22 lbs to get myself closer to my goal weight of 180 by the end of this year. Good luck all. :)

ChibiSub 07-04-2011 04:46 PM

This should be doable for me, so I am in! My 10% is 16 pounds, but actually by that time I am hoping to lose 28 pounds (2 pounds a week). So I am going to aim for 22 pounds to be in between the two.

wowgirl88 07-04-2011 10:07 PM

I'm in too. Been a bit AFK for a week or so, and away from 'home', actually looking forward to the gym this afternoon.
My weight is 105kgs, so going to go got 94kgs for the challenge.

Thanks for starting it Michael. :)

MAIN80 07-05-2011 04:53 AM

I am in!

I complete this I get to my goal, which I had planned to reach by Sept. 1, so I am still staying with my date of Sept. 1. I will try to lose the 14 pounds by that time.

My best wishes to all!

kaitycuddle 07-05-2011 11:50 AM

I'm in! :) I need to lose 12.8 lbs by October 10. I'm new here so I'm not sure how I'll do with updating, but regardless I hope I reach the target!

poetstorm 07-05-2011 12:44 PM

Count me in too. :) I weigh 182 right now so I need to lose 18. I'm going to try to shoot for 20 pounds. Brand new to FitDay and I already lost 3 pounds in less than a week. :)

taubele 07-05-2011 03:23 PM

I'm in :) I weigh 177 right now (I've upticked a bit) so I'm going to round up to 18 and aim for 159 lbs. I'm ACTUALLY going to aim for 150 lbs., which is a 27 lb. loss for me, but this challenge is a good way to remember that slow and steady usually wins the race, regardless :) Anywhere between 18 and 27 would be great.

I'd just love to be 150, and into my healthy range, by my best friend's wedding, which is October 15th :D

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