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Postby turtle7682 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:11 pm

Ok, so I posted this in another topic, but it was kinda on top of someone elses challenge, so I decided to move it to my own topic, just in case I'm the only one that wants to do it!!

I'm a bit of a nerd and I have set up a spreadsheet (as I am sure most of us have) that tracks my progress. I also have pages for my personal challenges. My challenge pages track my start and goal weights for that specific challenge, give me an average weight loss over the entire challenge period (so I know if my challenge is realistic from the start), and then when I enter my weight each week the sheet shows me what I need to lose over the remaining weeks in my challenge time to meet my goal. I find this really helps me keep everything in perspective and also motivates me to step it up it my average loss slacks off.

I am challenging myself to a xmas weightloss challenge. I am using my weight as of today, 25th Oct as my start - it's 136.4kg. I am going to weigh in every Sat for the next eight weeks, and by the last week (20th Dec) I aim to be 130kg. That's a loss of 0.8kg per week, or total loss of 6.4kg which I think is realistic for me personally.

Would anyone else like to join me? If you send me your starting weight for this week and your goal weight for the 20th Dec, then I'll put it in my spreadsheet as well, and each week I'll report in here everyones average loss and goals for next week to meet the challenge date.

To stay on track, I need to be down to at least 135.6kg!! I can do this!! :mrgreen:
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby unnah2 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:52 pm

I'm in.

I posted a reply on the "anyone who needs to loose 50+" just a minute ago.

Todays weight = 113.8kg
Goal is 100 for xmas. Again, I know its ambitious (spelt correctly this time) but I know I can do it. :lol:
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:11 am

Hi Unnah, thanks for joining in!!

Ok, so starting weight for you 113.7, goal weight 100kg by 20/Dec. That's an average loss of 1.7125kg per week for the next 8 weeks.

Your goal weight for next Saturday is 111.9 (I will always round the goal weights down to 1 decimal place...).

Good luck, it's amazing what we can achieve with determination and peer support!! :D
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby mindy32 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:04 pm

Hello to both of you.

I'm in too! I dont have much left to loose, but I'd like to be 75kg by Christmas. Currently at exactly 80kg, so 5 by christmas, and then im just aiming for another 5 by the end of February. I know its going to be a long hard slog now that I dont have as much to go, so im aiming for small amounts.

Good luck to you both! I look forward to chatting to you both over the next 8 weeks!

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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby Mandie » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:42 am

I'm in - 118.7kg now, would love to be 110kg or as CLOSE as possible by xmas :)
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:11 am

Hey Mindy, great to have you on the challenge!! So that's an average of 0.625kg loss each week for 8 weeks, which means your goal for this Sat is 79.3! Good luck :D
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:01 am

Hey girls, how are you going so far? Weigh in is tomorrow and I'm feeling great, I'm expecting a loss this week which is a fantastic feeling!!!! Let's hope it comes true!! :mrgreen:

Good luck to everyone finishing off their weeks and getting ready for wonderful results on the weekend - I know we can all do it! :wink:
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby mindy32 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:33 am

Hi Ladies,

Hopefully you do get a loss Turtle! Good luck to eveyrone else. I weighed in this morning, not going to be home tommorrow morning so I thought i would get it out of the way. I did only loose 0.1kg but I am sooooo excited because it means I'm at 79.9kg. Whoohoo, my goal for the last month has been to get below 80, and now im there! It finally feels like im on my way to being 75 by Christmas!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:01 pm

Hey Belinda,
That's FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think any loss is a great one, but to get down to the 70's and meet your goal must be a wonderful feeling.
Your new weekly average for the next 7 weeks is a loss of 0.7kg, which means your goal for next weekend is 79.2kg.
I hope you have a heapppppp of fun this weekend :lol:
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:12 pm

Hi Mandie, I am so sorry I missed you!! I think I dumbly confused you with Mindy (hasn't been a very bright week for me lol). :lol: :oops:
With a starting weight of 118.7 and a goal weight of 110, over the next 8 weeks your average weight loss required is 1.0875kg which means that your goal for weigh in tomorrow is 117.6. Good luck - having a new sing star in time for xmas would be fun!!!!!!!!! :P :mrgreen:
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby mindy32 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:36 pm

Thanks heaps Turtle, Im feeling very happy at the moment, hopefully this will spur me on even more.

Welcome to the newcomers too, I have a feeling I missed saying that before, Im so slack!

Good luck again to everyone this weekend and have a fabulous time!
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby Mandie » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:23 am

thanks turtle! hasn't been a great week eating wise, and went out for dinner tonight - yummy greek food! and had a few drinks after work, so i'm not confident about weighing in.. but we will see!
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby Alexandra » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:19 am

Hi Turtle...is it too late to join? I really need to kickstart some accountability?

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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:17 am

Hey Mandie - we all need to live, and it's only one week. You might surprise yourself and end up with an ok weigh in anyway, but if not then that's ok too, there's always this next week to aim for :-)

Alexandra, never too late to join!! Let me know the figures (start weight and goal weight) and I will add you to my spreadsheet :-)
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Re: turtle's eight week xmas challenge

Postby turtle7682 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:12 am

Hey all, I lost 3.1kg this week!!! I was SO HAPPY at weigh in I was almost tempted to run around hugging everyone lol!!! :lol: This brings my average loss per week needed down to 0.47kg for the next 7 weeks, which means I am aiming 132.8.
My weight now is the lighest I have been for many, many years. This is sad (I know), but also so exciting for me :-) I really can't wait to crack into the 120's!!! :mrgreen:
How did you all go?
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