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Old 01-25-2012, 02:44 PM
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Hello Guys and Gals!

Thought since for most of us, winter is our downtime and gives us plenty of opportunities to do other things, I would challenge anyone that is willing, to get into shape before the spring thaw comes.

Rules:

1. Challenge Starts Monday Feb 13th and ends Monday May 14th. You can weigh in on any day, but your starting weight MUST be taken on Sunday Feb 12th, Monday Feb 13th, or Tuesday Feb 14th. Record that weight as your "Initial Weigh-In" weight.

2. Challengers need to weigh in weekly. Please always weigh yourself on the same day and same time and same scale (same clothing or none), be consistent and honest with your weigh-ins each week. Please don't do your starting weight on Sunday then your ending weight on a Tuesday...keep it the same day please.

3. Challengers will P/M me with your weigh ins and I will keep track of them on a spreadsheet. Once you give me your first weigh in, I will give you a number. Each week, I will post the current standings without names, but with numbers. You will see where you are without people knowing who is who.

4. The challenge is 12 weeks long, so please expect to lose not more than 30 pounds, a reasonable expectation is 15-20 pounds, don't starve yourself, be smart, count calories, do weight watchers, eat better, whatever but please be safe.

5. Final weigh in will be Sunday May 13th and winner annouced on Monday May 14th. We will be judging based on overall percentage lost, not by actual weight lost.

Prizes:

1st Place: Garrett Pro Pointer (Courtesy of New England Detectors) & T-Shirt
2nd Place: Treasure Box & T-Shirt
3rd Place: T-Shirt



TBD in the next couple days. They will be good though.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:01 PM
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I am already doing this at my work, so I might as well here too. Count me in.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:04 PM
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I'm in, I have a few pounds I could shed, but I doubt seriously that I will have high enough percentage of weight loss, but I could care less about that.


This will make it even more fun to lose! Count me in!
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:09 PM
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Great idea, i started last week and have already dropped six lbs. I might be interested :-)

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:10 PM
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Wish it started last August! I have already lost 20lbs. 215 to 195

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:25 PM
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and don't go number two before weighing in, that's cheating!

Good luck to all those who participate!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Coin_Master View post
and don't go number two before weighing in, that's cheating!

Good luck to all those who participate!

But if you do, then go number 2 every time before you weigh so things are consistent...lol
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:03 PM
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Great idea. Count me in.

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:59 PM
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Just a note:

I will also be in the contest, but I will not be eligible to win (even though I guaranty I will come out on top).

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Originally Posted by vexhold View post
Just a note:

I will also be in the contest, but I will not be eligible to win (even though I guaranty I will come out on top).
Gastric bypass surgery? My mother had that.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by vexhold View post
Just a note:

I will also be in the contest, but I will not be eligible to win (even though I guaranty I will come out on top).
Why not? We all joining in to motivate each other.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by joee5 View post
Why not? We all joining in to motivate each other.
I dont want someone coming back and saying it was rigged. I would gladly play for real if that wasnt the case.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by vexhold View post
I dont want someone coming back and saying it was rigged. I would gladly play for real if that wasnt the case.
If you win, I'll spot you something, like a walker or such. We're here to lose weight, not play games.

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Old 01-25-2012, 07:45 PM
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Lucky fat guys. I'm actually trying to GAIN weight. I'm a petty 150 lbs and 6'2. There's NO way I'm going to shed anything.

Can we make an exception for me that if I GAIN weight it counts? I have a super fast metabolism and no matter how much I eat or exercise I can't gain weight. I'm super skinny. You guys are lucky.

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Old 01-27-2012, 05:10 PM
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All Prizes have been updated.

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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Just a reminder, Challenge Starts this coming Monday!

I will give another reminder on Saturday to get your first weigh-in to me.

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:45 AM
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A question was asked and I would like to share the answer.

No, you do not have to post here to join this challenge. I respect the privacy of members and would not require such a thing.

Even if you do post on this thread, your not in until you PM me your weight on Sunday Night/ Monday Morning.

No one will know who is actually in the challenge until the end, and only those who win will have their names mentioned. Everyone else will remain anonymous.

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May I suggest you assign each person a random number then post those numbers each week with their position (weight loss %) in the challenge? It will keep the anonymity but push us to move up the ranks. Otherwise we will have no idea from week to week.

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Originally Posted by PAMD Tim View post
May I suggest you assign each person a random number then post those numbers each week with their position (weight loss %) in the challenge? It will keep the anonymity but push us to move up the ranks. Otherwise we will have no idea from week to week.

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I love that idea. We will each know our own weights and progress by looking but will also know numbers we need to strive to surpass.

I can't wait. Everytime I bend down to cut a plug I think about how much less stress on my knees if there was less weight to support

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