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Old 11-16-2008, 12:29 AM   #1  
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Hey Orange Team!

So here's the deal... every Monday morning weigh yourself, and post your weight here (I've changed it to every Monday instead of every Sunday, it makes more sense, but it MUST be posted by Monday at noon to stay in the game).

Also post your final goal weight, and do the quick math to figure out how many pounds you are from that weight (Current weight [minus] goal weight).

Your team will have to elect a captain (soon!), and that person will add up the numbers:

1. Add together your team's total weight.
2. Add together the total number of pounds that need to be lost to get to everyone's goals.
3. Make a Black Team's total weight, and number of pounds to be lost this week... then next week, add in the total number of pounds lost that week.

Use this thread to get to know your teammates. Get everyone to dish about their eating habits, their workout routines, strengths, weaknesses, what you can bring to the table, and what you need help with. Give each other suggestions, encouragement, new ideas and strategize. Let's see it ladies. Which team can be the Biggest Loser?

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:39 AM   #2  
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OK, great! If no-one else really wants to do it I wouldn't mind being team captain. I have one question though - I live in Europe and I am really bad at calculating time differences. It is possible that I post my weight too late because of that (and because I usually don't get up in the middle of the night to check forums ). I hope this is not a problem?

Orange team, show yourselves! Our thread is lowest... that is not acceptable

Oh, my current weight is 150 lbs (I know it says 148 but I haven't weighed that for a week) and at the end of the challenge I'd like to be at my goal weight: 142 lbs.

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:56 AM   #3  
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Hey darlin! From where I am at least, you're six hours ahead. So, if you handled your weight Monday morning at 10 am, it would be 4 am for us, and we'd all still be in bed! So, it'll work out just fine, if you were the captain to add things together and such on Monday afternoon/evening.

Note to all: Hey everyone! When posting your current weight and goal weight, do not post the goal that you have for the end of the 4 weeks. Post your FINAL GOAL WEIGHT.
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Hello!!!!!!!!!!
I am super excited about this challenge! Thanks Elwing for volunteering! I just weighed myself (thought we were doing sun WI) and I weigh totally different if I move my scale around my bathroom!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhh panic!

So I am picking the heaviest weight and mentally marked in my bathroom where that point was on the floor.. so I can weigh myself in the same spot every monday. That sounds very insane but i couldn't believe it as I moved my scale to different places!

OK well I am so so thrilled about this. I am a definite yo-yo dieter and have been for years.

This is the challenge I need to stay OP and be accountable for my actions!

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:49 PM   #5  
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Hiya!!

This challenge sould be great Elwing, thanks from me for volunteering too I live in the UK so the time differences are confusing to me too Hopefully if I post my weight before I go to work in the morning (about 7am UK time) it should be in time.

I'm so ready for this! I got home from visiting my parents about half an hour ago and all I wanted to do was have dinner and go to sleep but now I've seen this I'm so ready to do today's 30DS! Talk about motivation

Go Orange Team!!!
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I'm very glad about your enthusiasm! Everyone, do not forget to post
-current weight
-final goal weight
-difference between the two.


Also, I'm quite excited to know some more about everyone. What do you do in everyday life, what kind of plan do you follow to lose, what do you have the most trouble with?

I am a 22 years old student, my field of study is medicine and at the moment I'm quite busy with my first year of internships. I'm from Holland. I also like improvisation theatre, herbs, spices, reading, drum n bass, all other kinds of music, sewing, simulation pet sites and I have the tic of buying all kinds of pens and markers . I currently own red, black, green, blue, pink and purple permanent markers (TMI?). Oh well, at least it's healthier than Mc or Burger addictions, right? I'm single and living in the noisiest student home ever, together with my preppy housemate, three stoners and a 36-year-old alcoholic. For losing weight I try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day (I do walking, running, 30 day shred, aquarobics and swimming). I limit snacking to healthy stuff, eat normal breakfast and lunch and a lean evening meal. I usually do some more snacking 1 or 2 nights a week when I have something special, but I try to stay within certain boundaries and snack less among that time, or exercise more. It's not really a set-out plan but it works for me - at least it used to, for I fear I am plateauing. I hope this challenge kicks my butt once and for all!

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Well Ewing I laughed reading your post. Your housemates seem... interesting!!! Do you only have 2 kg to lose? You are very close to goal so that must be why you are at a plateau. How much are you trying to lose for this challenge?

I am a soon-to-be 27 year old (Bday Dec) orthodontic resident. I was a biology major in college, went to dental school for 4 years, just graduated in may, and am doing a 3 year residency in orthodontics.. I love it!

I was always thin growing up, then I went to college and gained weight and lost it.. so begins the yo-yo dieting ever since. I am the queen of self-sabotage. I am so sick of doing this it is not even funny.

I have a bunch of pants in my closet that are way too tight but I can't bear to throw them out... I am determined to get back into them!!!

I follow WW sometimes and other times I count calories, and other times I just try to make good choices.. i get bored sticking to one thing all the time so I change it up from week to week.

I exercise 35-45 min per day, either doing the treadmill or tae bo. I know how to eat healthy, but my downfall is chocolate and anything sweet! Thanksgiving is going to be very challenging!

Sorry this is so long... where is the rest of our team??

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Current: 182ish... I'll have to weigh myself later today to be sure.

goal: 150ish.

So I've got about 30 or so pounds to go. I've already lost 30 (I started at around 200), and then got completely caught up with school and work and went back to the same crappy routine, and found myself back up to 182. Here's hoping I can drop down to 150 and keep it off.

I'm doing the 30 day shred, and trying to do a couch to 5k running program as well. I'm not much of a calorie counter. I find when I do that I get too obsessed with it.
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I'm 26 years old and I live in the UK with my fiancé. I graduated from University in 2004 and at the moment I'm working for an accountancy firm. I used to be pretty skinny as a child, which my Nan thought was wrong so she programmed me to eat everything I was given and join the rest of my family in being overweight. Well, now I want to take charge of my own life and look the way I want to, not the way other people think I should

I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning and post my real weight but I think it's around 214lbs. My goal at the moment is 148lbs so that's 66 lbs I need to lose to get there. I'm hoping this challenge is going to really help me get myself into some kind of routine.

At the moment I eat a good breakfast, low in fat but around 350-400 cals so I don't snack before lunch (usually porridge (and a yogurt if I'm really hungry)). At lunch I usually have about 400 cals (sandwich, fruit, nuts, yogurt) and I try to have a healthy dinner to take me up to about 1500-1700 cals. I take the train to work every day so I walk to the station and then to work at the other end and back again in the evenings which works out at about 1.5 miles a day. I try to do it briskly too so I get my heart rate up and count this towards my exercise. I'm also doing the 30 Day Shred and I go to the gym when I can too for an hour at a time.

My weaknesses are cheese, chocolate and bread, oh how I love them I seem to be managing to keep them out of my diet at the moment, hopefully I can keep it up
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I am enjoying reading about everyone. But where is Jmb1981 and Marineswife85???

I ordered a new scale online a week ago but it hasn't arrived yet!
The scale I have now is def on the light side... like 5-7 lbs light. So oh well I will just use it for this challenge.

anyway... do any of you have access to a computer during the day? I can usually get on here a few times during the day.. just wondering so I can keep up my motivation throughout the day.
Ok well here's to Team Orange!!!!!!!!
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hey team! i've not been on the computer much this weekend, trying to get the house cleaned and enjoying time with my family. i have a couple minutes now, so i will do a bit of an introduction.

i am 27, married for a little over a year, we have a 2 1/2 year old daughter (reagan), and a puppy (khloe). i've always been big, lots of reasons why, won't go into all that, but the main part is that i was never taught how and why to eat and it has just gotten out of hand. i'm done with being big and am in this till the end.
i went to college and graduated with a bs in education (early childhood to be exact). there aren't many positions in ohio and when there is one there are many people who apply (ohio puts out more teachers than it needs), so i don't teach. i currently work for my county board of mr/dd as a developmental specialist. love my job!!
outside of work and family i lead a pretty boring life. we just hang out with each other and ocassionaly with friends. i wouldn't change anything though, i'm content with where life has lead me.
diet wise, i am doing weight watchers. it has worked in the past and is working now, so i'm sticking with it. exercise consists of walk away the pounds and tae-bo, starting december 1 i am switching from tae-bo to 30 day shred. i usually work out daily, except sunday. workouts range from 30 minutes to an hour.
i think that sums it up for now!

can't wait to get to know you more! will post in the morning after weigh in!
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Thanks everyone for posting . I'm really getting into the spirit... did I mention I have a very competitive nature?

Jessie: Yeah, I have quite odd housemates... I guess it keeps things interesting. But don't get me started about my houselord. Ugh he doesn't fix anything and ignores all laws and rules that apply to him. I hope to be at my goal weight at the end of this challenge... I think I should be able to do it! I lost 20 lbs in 2 months so it *should* be possible.

We should have banners! Do we have any photoshop-fantastics among us? If not I guess I could try to whip up something in the Gimp tomorrow afternoon... but don't expect too much from it . Something with oranges? Or carrots? *ponders*
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hey jessie just wanted to let you know that i haven't been on much this weekend, but usually through the week i am on a LOT! i get bored at work! tomorrow is an exception b/c i have a training and will be at it all day, but other than tomorrow, usually i am on throughout the day.
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Elwing- I want a banner but i don't have a clue how to make one!! And I can't think of a catchy phrase with orange in it. Some other teams have catchy slogans. haha well see if you can whip something up if you have time. I am competitive too!
Jbm1981- no worries about the posting! I am just looking forward to an active group to keep me motivated.
I am getting really excited! yay!
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JMB- your siggie says green team!!! It is orange!!!!
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