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Michael 12-19-2006 03:31 PM

Ok, I'm sure several of you have decided to lose weight as a new year's resolution. This thread is for you. Here is what we'll do:

First decide how much you want to lose - there is no time frame - we can go until everyone reaches their goal or drops out. We will not be posting weights and pounds, only a percentage...

Take the number 100 and divide it by the number of pounds you wish to lose. Each week you will multiply the number of pounds you've lost by that number. That will help you track your progress without having to post your starting weight, current weight, or goal weight.

Example: You would like to lose 20 pounds. 100 divided by 20 = 5. Each pound represents 5% of your goal. The first week you lose 3 pounds. You take 3 pounds lost and multiply it by 5 and you get 15%. 3 pounds is 15% of your goal. That percentage is what we will use to track everyone's progress.

If you need help with the math you can pm me privately with the number of pounds you wish to lose (I don't need your starting weight or goal weight). I tried to explain it as best I can. Basically we're all starting at 0% and our goal is 100%.

We weigh in on Fridays. The first Friday you will not post a percentage because you will all be at 0% of your goal. The second Friday you will post your percentage using the formula above.

If you do not post your perecentage 2 consecutive Fridays you will be dropped.

Is anyone interested in compiling/updating the list each week? Pretty please?

Jessica Alana 12-19-2006 04:54 PM

I'm in for the challenge.

Thalia 12-19-2006 09:45 PM

Hooray! I only have a little, but I find the weekly posting really helps.

Noelson 12-20-2006 09:29 AM

Yes, Please gonna try again!

GhostUser 12-20-2006 09:36 AM

me too (though I am notoriously inconsistant with posting updates

Elena99 12-20-2006 10:45 AM

I'm in.

What would the number look like if we gained weight one week? -5%?

Michael 12-20-2006 04:35 PM

I believe that would be correct.

writetheway 12-20-2006 05:48 PM

Me too, please.

snownose 12-20-2006 06:06 PM

I'm in! It works the same way with kgs, right?

dvmarie 12-20-2006 06:13 PM

I will join the challenge. I probably have the most to lose of everyone (though probably not combined.....)

crewbie613 12-20-2006 09:55 PM

Sure why not... I'm in!

Jessica Alana 12-20-2006 10:11 PM

So the first day is Friday the 5th, which should be first weigh-in (just for self, not posted) and then decide how much you want to lose, and post as 0% for day/weigh-in 1?

colorful 12-20-2006 10:37 PM

Count me in! I reached about 50% of my goal for 2006, and I need motivation to shed the rest of it.

KileyJane 12-24-2006 01:33 PM

I'm new here... and I'm so in.

LaLi226 12-25-2006 05:55 PM

Hi everyone. I am also new here, but would love to join the challenge so count me in!

White Rose 12-26-2006 01:12 AM

I like that approach! Count me in! So our first percentage lost post would be January 12th?

Mumina_Tanafas 12-26-2006 03:25 AM

I' new as well, and I'm in!!... Hopefully this will be what keeps me in track for more than just a day or two!!... Hehe...

hnybny91 12-26-2006 04:42 AM

Count me in too!

tycoles 12-26-2006 07:54 AM

I am in. I need all the motivation I can get!

Michael 12-28-2006 04:28 PM

Here are some cool weight loss calculators...

Several people have asked about the first day we will post percentages, it'll be on January 5th.

VEGirl3 12-28-2006 08:05 PM

I'm in!

vggiegirl 12-28-2006 09:28 PM

*sigh* Here I go again. I'm in.

Hummus! 12-28-2006 10:58 PM

Originally Posted by vggiegirl View Post

*sigh* Here I go again. I'm in.

I believe in you, vggiegirl!

I'm in too. I have 20lbs. to toss off. I already started two days ago at 188lbs. My goal is 165. Good luck to everybody!!!!

colorful 12-29-2006 11:26 AM

Originally Posted by Michael View Post

Here are some cool weight loss calculators...

cool site. I like how you can enter your goal BMI and it gives you your goal weight. I also thought it was interesting how much money it says you will save on food from shedding those pounds. Never thought about it that way.

Jazzy_Grape 12-29-2006 02:38 PM

I'm in. Oh joy, another weight loss challenge for me to fail................. w00t. *sigh* I'm with you veggiegirl, but perhaps we will get it this time.

Natalia 12-30-2006 04:46 AM

yes! i'm in. this sounds perfect for me. good idea

fairouz 12-30-2006 10:40 AM

I'm new here but I'd like to join in, too!

sallyomally 12-30-2006 10:45 AM

Let's do this thing!

I'm now working with two year olds,so getting exercise will not be a problem.

craftymomma 12-30-2006 07:11 PM

Hi! I am new to the boards and would love to join the challenge!

estrella 01-01-2007 02:01 AM

I'm joining.

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