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06-02-2014, 06:23 PM
I set up this thread for a group of friends who are having a friendly competition. It started June 1st and runs through until October 31.

Weigh-in day Sunday. Just record percentage of weight loss each week.

:goodluck: We can do this :carrot:

06-02-2014, 06:30 PM
So, today I used my Stairmaster for 20 mins and then did a 37 min weight workout for my chest and back muscles. I know I am going to be sore tomorrow as it's been a long time since I have worked out.

06-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Initial weigh in will be June 1st. The challenge ends on October 31st. The person on October 31st would loses the most percentage of weight wins. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You should weigh in each Sunday morning if possible and record your weight. The last day of each month you should email me your percentage of weight loss for the month. This will help motivate us. The person on October 31st would loses the most percentage of weight wins. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Each of us will put in $2.00 a week or $40.00 total for the 20 weeks. The prize will be split as below:
1st – wins $90.00
2nd – wins $50.00
3rd – wins $20.00

To calculate our percentage of weight loss use the following -

I encourage everyone to motivate each other via emails or phone calls.
I am going to try and send suggestions, tips etc via email to keep us on track at least once a week.

Below are our goals.

L’s Goals are:
1. Lose minimum 10 percent of body weight
2. Exercise everyday that I don't work , total ..2.5 hours per week minimum
3. Increase fruit and vegetable intake
4. Increase water intake
5. Cut back on carbs
6. Once a week eat one meal, whatever I want
7. No processed foods
8. Eat when I'm hungry only
Her motivation is to live a long life for my kids

C’s Goals are:

1. Run/walk at 5k
2. Try and do the Gr Grind in August
What I commit to is:
1. Cardio work-out 6 days a week for 45 minutes a day
2. Weight training 3 days a week for at least 15 minutes – I hate weight training
3. Eat clean – if it is not real food then I’m going to try and not eat it
4. Try and eat between 1,200-1,400 calories a day
What will motivate me is my health. I want to stay healthy!!!

T’s Goals are:
1. Lower her blood pressure - do not want heart disease or have a stroke
2. Lose weight for Cancun in April 2015
3. To beat C

S’s Goals are:
1. I would like to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks, but hopefully more.
2. Get my fitness level back to where it used to be, or at least close to it.
3. Do the Grouse grind with C in August.

I am committing to:

1. Exercising at least 4 days a week but preferably 5 days a week. I will be doing a combination of cardio and weight workouts.
2. Log my foods every day and stay within my daily calorie goal.

I think the hardest part for me is going to be working out on the days that I work 7-3. I have to get up at 5 am in order to get
to work on time and then I am exhausted when I get home. I need to find a way to get it done though!

06-04-2014, 10:52 AM
:)Calories - 1460

:)Cardio - 50 minutes on the treadmill. I started at an incline 10 and speed of 2 and decreased the incline and increase the speed every minute, then reversed for a total of 40 minutes + 5 minutes each warm-up and cool down.

Strength training - none

06-05-2014, 10:28 AM
:)Calories - approx. 1600 t0 1700 as I had pizza for dinner

:)Cardio - 45 minutes on the treadmill. Warm up 5 minutes, 25 minutes of jogging for 45 seconds and then walking for 2 minutes - repeated 6 times, walked for 15 minutes, cool down 5 minutes

:oStrength training - none. I don't like strength training but need to work it into my routine somehow.

06-05-2014, 10:34 AM
;)Calories - around 1500

;)Cardio - 45 minutes on the treadmill. Today I did the incline routine but lowered the inclined and raised the speed every 2 minutes.

;)Strength training - none

06-07-2014, 05:02 AM
Great job C :cheer2:

I haven't been doing well. I am letting stress from work affect me too much. I have been eating better, but I haven't been counting my calories. I also haven't worked out since Monday.

06-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Cardio - ran for 90 seconds and then walked for 2 minutes for a total of 45 minutes

Calories - 1200 - I did not eat dinner last night as I wasn't hungry

Strength training - none

06-07-2014, 11:15 AM
:dizzy:Cardio - 30 minutes on the treadmill - did the incline routine 1 time. I found I had no energy this morning and it was because I did not eat dinner last night. I really struggled on the treadmill but pushed myself to do 30 minutes

Calories -


06-07-2014, 11:17 AM
S's - don't get discouraged, life happens and stress is apart of it. I think you need to find a way to deal with the stress. I hear exercise helps ;)

Don't let this stop you from reaching your goals. You need to keep going as I know you can do this.:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

06-12-2014, 04:10 PM
;)rest day - no work-outs

Today was weight in day and discovered I was down 4.5 pounds. Seems like to much to lose in 1 week, but weighed myself on multiple scales to confirm.

06-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Worked out in the hotel for 45 minutes. Ran for 90 seconds, walked for 90 seconds, ran for 3 minutes, walked for 3 minutes, repeated twice. Then walked for the remainder of the time.

Being away I found it difficult to find healthy food. I discovered, I need to ask as most restaurants are able to accommodate special request.

06-12-2014, 04:14 PM
worked out for 45 minutes of the treadmill - did the incline routine twice.

Still trying to keep my calorie count to 1,500 - have good and bad days. Also have been quite successful trying to eat clean.

06-12-2014, 04:16 PM
workout for 45 minutes. Once again ran for 90 seconds, walked for 90 seconds, ran for 3 minutes, walked for 3 minutes, repeated twice. Then walked for the remainder of the time.

06-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Cardio - 45 minutes - today I doubled the time to two minutes on the incline routine. Shocked to see I was down 2 pounds since Sunday!!!!!:dizzy:

I'm eating, so not sure why I'm dropping the weight so fast. No complaints from me!!!