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October challenge

Postby Freddy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:34 pm

I know it's not October yet, but I will start a challenge. Most of all I will be challenging myself, by rejecting cookies, pie, et cetera.

Yesterday my father in law celebrated his birthday. We got home after church, we had a slice of pie. We had a cup of tea in the afternoon, we had a slice of pie. We celebrated his birthday with the other people from church in the evening, we had yet another slice of pie. I got on the scales this morning, it's not a pretty sight.
I'm done with those things. Birthday? Pie? I don't think so. I'll have a cup of tea and enjoy the sight of other people eating pie. I will lose at least 5kg before I eat another slice of pie.

So in October I have 2 birthdays coming up, I will have to let down those people by not delivering them from their pie.

My challenge for October: Lose 5kg (or more) by the end of the month.
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Re: October challenge

Postby yoyogirl88 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:41 pm

I wish you luck. Those birthdays can knock you around cant they. :D
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Re: October challenge

Postby libby » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:57 pm

Good luck!

I want to join the Challenge too, to keep myself focused.

Target: lose 1kg in October -> 51kg by November 2008
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Re: October challenge

Postby Freddy » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:34 pm

So far I've lost this challenge already. Once in a while it's just too hard to reject pie... So I've already had 2 slices of pie this month, after my in law's birthday. I've gained a bit of weight due to unforseen circumstances, which just has to go. So for october, I want to lose 3kg, ending up at around 95kg.
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Re: October challenge

Postby Freddy » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:22 am

I've been a bad boy :( Last time I stood on the scales, somehow I weighed 99kg, which is more than what I started off with on October 1st.

I think I need to adjust my strategy.
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Re: October challenge

Postby Shalimar » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:57 am

Freddy wrote:So far I've lost this challenge already. Once in a while it's just too hard to reject pie... So I've already had 2 slices of pie this month, after my in law's birthday. I've gained a bit of weight due to unforseen circumstances, which just has to go. So for october, I want to lose 3kg, ending up at around 95kg.



Don't give up Freddy, October isn't over yet :) .
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Re: October challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:25 pm

Hi Freddy, I think you should still stick in there. So far I've lost 30 kg over 33 weeks, and I only got this far by sticking it out, even when I mucked up. You can do it :D
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Re: October challenge

Postby Freddy » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:44 am

Still no loss. Tomorrow another 'official' weigh in. Somehow I don't think it's a big deal though. I've been cycling 100km this week, 150km the week before. I think I may have built up some serious muscle. I at least can feel some serious packs developing on my calves and my thighs.
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Re: October challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:19 am

Holy smokes, my limited muscles ache just thinking about cycling that far, that's amazing, and I would imagine that there would be a few muscles developing there!! :shock:

I've been told that your muscles can go through stages of holding onto excess water as well when you're doing extended exercise, which they eventually let go of when they have balanced themselves back out, so it might be a combination of muscle weight and water weight? Either way your body will be loving the exercise :D
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Re: October challenge

Postby Freddy » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:46 pm

Remember I started out doing 25km each day. After a while I shifted around in the cycling a bit and I started doing 50km on a single day, 3 times a week. So it's not like I started doing this out of the blue.

Besides that, not everybody's muscles improve equally fast. My doctor told me I have a large amount of left over protein in my body. My guess is that my body is using that to improve my muscles a bit faster than other ('regular') people are able to.
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