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[EAST] PAX East 2012 Fitness Group! [Meetup Friday 4/6 1PM outside the Wyvern Theater]

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  • spiderz13spiderz13 Registered User regular
    I have to be the worse person at keeping up with this post. I posted back in May 2011 of my interest to join all of you but a lot of stuff got in the way (I got a brand new job while at PAX East) but I am back here and I had started a new plan. After reading everyone's progress it been very encouraging so I wanted to share what I have been up to.

    My start weight was 208 as of 2/6/12. I am 5ft 6in tall. I wanted to do a 60 day plan to get me to the first day of PAX. I got a buddy at work to join me to lose weight and and eat healthier.

    The plan was to loose fat, increase cardio endurance, and increase some upper body strength.

    I started to use an app called LoseIt to watch my calorie intake. I started a modified/reduced Insanity regime for the first month. I also took up Dance Central 2 to supplement it.

    As of 3/29/12 I am 197 pounds!!!!!

    I am really thankful for everyone in here for their great posts and encouraging thoughts. Side note today (3/30) is my year anniversary for the job.

    Also for OP, don't include me on the standings I barely keep up with the posts.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I am too tired to play ice hockey twice today. Oiy. First time with full equipment on in years and I am so beat.

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    So after the insanely-snackalicious break from being good last weekend, I'm finally back to the gym routine. Can't wait to see how the final weigh-in before PAX goes :) Will just have to kick out some Pre-PAX campers so I can get my accurate weight, thus minus the PJs :P

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  • TheTinManTheTinMan Registered User regular
    Hey everyone, I've been I think entirely silent on this thread which is not a good thing. I am in on the Fitocracy challenge because of seeing this thread as a lurker. I can't wait for PAX! I'll be kicking it off in a less-than-healthy way at the Pokemon Bar Crawl.

    It looks like some of you have made great progress losing weight and getting in shape. I'm fortunate that I'm not in the "lose weight" camp, but I certainly derive motivation from this thread. And I'm definitely stealing healthy snack ideas. Last year the con food really weighed me down and made me feel craptastic. I was looking at it like a forgone conclusion that I'd have to eat garbage again, thanks for pointing out the obvious that it isn't true!

  • Aehs01Aehs01 Registered User
    I know this thread has been around for some time. I will be attending PAX but have not spent any time lurking the forums. I actually love the idea of Fitocracy, and the general 'fitness and gaming' mindset. I wanted to share a site I am working on. It is still new and in the works, but feel free to also checkout my fitness gaming website - www.teamfitgamers.com

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Just to confirm - the meetup will be after the Fitocracy panel, at the Wyvern Theatre, correct? Think we can get that in the OP to make it easier for others to catch?

    See you all in a few days!

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    With a time and date. I won't be attending the panel, but I hope to meet the make-up.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Yea, that needs to be written large somewhere for everyone to see. I have no clue when and where either. Put it in the OP and the thread title (if it fits). We should all meet up and then go out for a nice healthy lunch or something. Maybe that can be a part of 2013.

    So, two floor hockey games tonight (finals!). Lost the first, won the second. I scored a goal in both games and added an assist in the second one. I don't know if I attribute that to weight loss or getting my shit together on the floor. Haha. Either way, it is becoming easier to play for sure.

    Weight Watchers, pay me to promote your online stuff! Haha.

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    I believe it's outdoors on Friday at 2am next to some sort of tower.

    Wait....that's the Cigar smoking meeting.

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    Just to confirm - the meetup will be after the Fitocracy panel, at the Wyvern Theatre, correct? Think we can get that in the OP to make it easier for others to catch?
    With a time and date. I won't be attending the panel, but I hope to meet the make-up.
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Yea, that needs to be written large somewhere for everyone to see. I have no clue when and where either. Put it in the OP and the thread title (if it fits). We should all meet up and then go out for a nice healthy lunch or something. Maybe that can be a part of 2013.

    Thanks for the nudges guys, updated OP. A lunch is definitely something I'd like to look into. Kind of late to start planning, but I'll see what I can put together in the next couple days.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I think some DDR is on my plate for tomorrow. Since my weigh in last Thursday, I have played ice hockey twice (in one friggin day), play open floor hockey, had two playoff games tonight, and another one on Wednesday. I don't remember, if ever, playing hockey 6 times in less than a week. Add some DDR and maybe I lose a little extra this week.

    I should be at the meet up. There is a Mario Kart tourney starting at 1:30, but there is also a second group later. I don't know how that is working. Maybe I could sign up for the later one to not conflict with the meet up at 1. Or I can just play the MK7 tourney. Anyway....

    We should get a group picture. Then we can post it here (if everyone is ok with that) and then when PAX East 2013 comes, we could take another one and compare! Or can just be our annual thing to do.

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  • Dgeorge318Dgeorge318 Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    Since we aren't doing a weigh in at PAX. Huzzah! 295 to start on July 27th, 2011. 85.4 lbs (28.95%) total loss so far! I'm still planning on getting down to around 180 by July 27th of this year.

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Dgeorge318 wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Since we aren't doing a weigh in at PAX. Huzzah! 295 to start on July 27th, 2011. 85.4 lbs (28.95%) total loss so far! I'm still planning on getting down to around 180 by July 27th of this year.

    Awesome work, @Dgeorge318 -- and good luck on hitting that goal - seems you're on track to do it, if the last 3 month is any indication!

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular

    Thanks for the nudges guys, updated OP. A lunch is definitely something I'd like to look into. Kind of late to start planning, but I'll see what I can put together in the next couple days.

    Meetup works good for me, but I'd be out for any lunch that's outside the BCEC - booked hard that day with interviews.

    See you all on Friday!

  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    Week 1, 2/07/12: Weight 247.8 (+/- 0 lbs, +/- 0%)
    Week 2, 2/14/12: Weight 244.4 (-3.4 lbs, -1.4%)
    Week 3, 2/21/12: Weight 243.4 (-4.4 lbs, -1.8%)
    Week 4, 2/28/12: Weight 241.8 (-6 lbs, -2.4%)
    Week 5, 3/06/12: Weight 244.0 (-3.8 lbs, -1.5%)
    Week 6, 3/13/12: Weight 242.4 (-5.4 lbs, -2.2%)
    Week 7, 3/20/12:
    Week 8, 3/27/12: Weight 245.6 (-2.2 lbs, -0.9%)
    Week 9: 4/03/12 (FINAL): Weight 242.8 (-5 lbs, -2.0%)

    OK yeah, what with one thing or another, I think just a quick meet and greet, group photo (2013 meetup fuel), and awarding of coins is in order.

    For the winners: It's looking like Dgeorge318 is our Big Loser, and MWX is our Fitocracy Freak. Assuming no huge upset before tomorrow, you guys are it. Congratulations. If either of you can't be at the meetup, please let me know so I can find you at PAX to give you your coin.

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Sadly, I'm not too sure if I'll be making the meet-up. It's during the Rooster Teeth panel if I remember correctly.

    EDIT: I'll try and stick around for a group picture and handshakes and all that jazz though.

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  • TheAsianKnightTheAsianKnight Registered User regular
    I'm not sure if I'll be able to make the meet or not, really depends...

    I'll try though

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  • DirewolfDirewolf Registered User regular
    Week 1 - 2/07/12: 316 (+/- 0 lbs, +/- 0%)
    Week 2 - 2/14/12: 312 (-4 lbs., -1.3%)
    Week 3 - 2/21/12: 315
    Week 4 - 2/28/12: 313 (-3)
    Week 5 - 3/06/12: 312 (-4)
    Week 6 - 3/13/12: 311 (-5)
    Week 7 - 3/20/12: 309 (-7, -2.2%)
    Week 8 - 3/27/12: 307 (-9, -2.8%)
    Week 9 - 4/04/12: 302.6 (-13.4, -4.24%)

    I can't believe I've lost almost 50 lbs in 10 months (what with all the running around, wouldn't be surprised if I drop these last 3 during PAX and make my mini-goal). I'm basically down to where I was 9 years ago and it astonishes me. My nutritionist was joking that she'd be out of a client pretty soon - until I told her about the pokecrawl.
    I'm definitely going to show for the meetup. I'm typically the shy type so I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all - especially @BaconSandwich for starting the thread - because every little bit of this helped, and I'm looking forward to keeping it up through the next year!

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    I'd like to say thank you to everyone as well. Except for you MWX. You are now my mortal enemy.

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    OK, I'm officially closing the contests as of now. Dgeorge318 and MWX, you guys are our winners. Every single person that commented on this thread (also creepers that gained inspiration) is amazing and I'm looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can. We're gonna rock the BCEC, hit the bricks hard and come back even fitter and sexier next year.

    This isn't temporary. It isn't a gimmick. Nerds have realized that all fitness is is applied science. We do it and let our bodies do the talking. Let's all be spokespeople.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I will be there. Look for the guy with a blue backpack and a nice hockey playoff beard.

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    I just can't wait for next year to see the Before and After that a year's time can do. Or is that just me?

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I am with you. I'm still a fatty, so I have some work to do for next year. I plan on being done my main goal by the end of summer at the latest.

    Leaving soon by train. See some o you tonight on Team Green Silver!

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Gained 1.2. Boo. And now with PAX? Oh boy. Haha.

    Is it a drastic change to weigh myself at 5:30am, about 6+ hours before my usual weekly weigh in?

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    I know the contest is over, but wanted to complete my entry - been resisting the "0.5" increment, but I've been under 219 for the last few weigh-ins I've done, and figured I'd give myself the .5 this time.

    Since January, I've gone from 250 to 218.5 - I gave myself an aggressive goal of 220 by PAX in January, and hit it.. can't say I expected that.

    I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Friday. Thanks for all the support and motivation!

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    Direwolf wrote: »

    I can't believe I've lost almost 50 lbs in 10 months (what with all the running around, wouldn't be surprised if I drop these last 3 during PAX and make my mini-goal). I'm basically down to where I was 9 years ago and it astonishes me. My nutritionist was joking that she'd be out of a client pretty soon - until I told her about the pokecrawl.
    I'm definitely going to show for the meetup. I'm typically the shy type so I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all - especially @BaconSandwich for starting the thread - because every little bit of this helped, and I'm looking forward to keeping it up through the next year!

    Awesome job!! You give me hope to drop the 50 I've wanted to for 2012..

    Keep it up!

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Gained 1.2. Boo. And now with PAX? Oh boy. Haha.

    Is it a drastic change to weigh myself at 5:30am, about 6+ hours before my usual weekly weigh in?

    I could be wrong, but I think you weigh less in the morning.

  • TheAsianKnightTheAsianKnight Registered User regular
    Week 1, 2/07/12: Weight 210 (+/- 0 lbs, +/- 0%)
    Week 2, 2/14/12: Weight 206 (-4lbs,-2%)
    Week 3, 2/21/12: (no idea what happened to either of these weeks, I only remember missing one >.>
    Week 4, 2/28/12:
    Week 5, 3/06/12: Weight 204 (-2 pounds from 2 weeks ago)
    Week 6, 3/13/12:Weight 205 (+1 pound)
    Week 7, 3/20/12:Weight 205(+/-0 pounds)
    Week 8, 3/27/12: Weight 204(-1 pound)
    Week 9: 4/05/12 (AT PAX!!!): Weight 203 (-1 pound_


    yay I almost made it~

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Gained 1.2. Boo. And now with PAX? Oh boy. Haha.

    Is it a drastic change to weigh myself at 5:30am, about 6+ hours before my usual weekly weigh in?

    I could be wrong, but I think you weigh less in the morning.

    WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?!

    :-p

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  • TheTinManTheTinMan Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    also creepers that gained inspiration

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I was at the theater at 1:04 and didn't see anyone forming a group. Did you guys meet up?

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  • ishtraishtra Long IslandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I totally got stuck in a line for all of the panel and meetup - but here's my update from Thursday's weigh-in (before arriving and PokeCrawling)

    Nicely done everyone :D
    Definitely hit my goal - just in time :P
    Spoiler:

    -13.2, / - 8.9% - so I'm stoked!

    Looking forward to more fun :)

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  • BeerNgamingBeerNgaming Registered User
    Sorry, missed the meetup. PAX happened and I was delayed.

  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    redfield85 wrote: »
    I was at the theater at 1:04 and didn't see anyone forming a group. Did you guys meet up?

    Yes sir, have a group photo I will upload later

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    So, when is the 2013 thread going up Bacon?:-D After buying all all my cool shirts in a smaller size I'm even more motivated to lose!

    Sorry I couldn't make it to the meet up, I just had too much to do at that time. :-(

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    How long was the meetup? I don't know what any of you look like, but I figured I could spot the group.

    Oh well. Next year.

    I bought a PAX Easter shirt in xl and it fits just fine. Maybe it will shrink after a wash?

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    The main problem was not knowing what a lot of people looked like. Thankfully Bacon had his helmet on and vttym looks quite similiar to his avatar.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I am pretty sure ishtra was on my Pokecrawl team and I never saw her. Haha.

    Next year we need a fitness twitter account to let everyone know where to meet (and could be used to help with a potential dinner/lunch/whatever). Forum run next year? It could happen! Or maybe some other cool activity we could do.

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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    I tried to keep my hat the same as the avatar, but yeah, Bacon's helmet was a beacon for me :)

    Was nice to meet those of you who were at the meetup -- now the quest begins to keep it going to 2013!

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    vttym wrote: »
    I tried to keep my hat the same as the avatar, but yeah, Bacon's helmet was a beacon for me :)

    Was nice to meet those of you who were at the meetup -- now the quest begins to keep it going to 2013!

    I want to lose even more this year than last year! I aim to be able to buy XL shirts or smaller during PAX East 2013, this year I bought 2X and I'm so close to wearing them in a non-embarrassing way!

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