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PAX East 2011 Get-In-Shapeathon

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  • undeadundead Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    LOL. I also suggest doing this on a percentage base of I'd win hands down. I could drop 100 lbs and still have more to lose.

    Alright, I'll say it now, though, that I'm not losing weight to be skinnier for the con. I have my own reasons (EX: I loved ice skating, and can no longer skate). Name the rules, stakes, and let's get the pounds dropping.

    Incidentally, is it worth starting a discussion on workout tips. EX: although I agree that a military style regime would drop lbs (burpees), my knees won't let me do that. Short of walking/running, what could I do that won't strain my knees?

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  • ChorazinChorazin Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm aggressive because I hate seeing people make excuses about why eating healthier is hard and something that you can't do quickly. Because your body will love you for doing it, it's your brain that you need to tell to stfu while you're eating a salad and pretending it's pizza. And once you jump all in you adjust pretty quickly. I'm 9 weeks in and with PAX last week I thought I had a crappy week. But after 7/8 weeks of completely redoing my diet I was making better choices without thinking about it, I didn't have to fight myself to pick the healthier options. If you ease into it slowly you're going to be fighter yourself longer.

    You don't want fried foods at dinner because as Thes said, dinner should be the smallest meal of your day. You're not doing much after except sleeping and that's no good. Breakfast should be the biggest then lunch then dinner and none should be huge because you're better off with smaller meals with snacks in between to keep your metabolism going all day. And I stick with if you love fried chicken, try breading it and baking it instead. You like fries? Buy whole potatoes and slice them and bake them with a little olive oil and some seasoning.

    I know how to bake fries and bake chicken, this shit isn't new to me. I understand that deleting all fried items in my diet is the best thing, and in fact, I haven't even had anything fried since Sunday night, when I realized I need to eat better and started the next morning, back on my points.

    I simply have a goal to avoid eating anything fried before dinner, because that leaves the option availible to me, and in my mind that's a good thing, it's a compromise. And maybe you can change your entire eating schedule and sizes, and your BF is good with that, but it's not so easy for me.

    I know you're trying to help, but man, getting yelled at to change immediately isn't exactly what I need, it's not encouraging. It seems like you're saying that unless I do what you say I'm not even trying. It doesn't send a positive message to me, and maybe not to anyone else reading. :(

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If you're going to keep eating crappy foods you're going to be shooting yourself in the foot. You're sabotaging your own diet because you'd rather not change it because it's hard. Yes, it's very hard, and the more you put it off the harder it gets. But if you're going to justify how it's ok to eat something you know you shouldn't then you're getting in the way of your goals and I'm not going to pat someone on the back for that.

    I'm not going to hug people and tell them it's ok to eat like crap. I'll hug them then smack them upside the head for eating like crap. If you're psychologically unable to give up certain foods that's a whole other ball game.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    undead wrote: »
    LOL. I also suggest doing this on a percentage base of I'd win hands down. I could drop 100 lbs and still have more to lose.

    Alright, I'll say it now, though, that I'm not losing weight to be skinnier for the con. I have my own reasons (EX: I loved ice skating, and can no longer skate). Name the rules, stakes, and let's get the pounds dropping.

    Incidentally, is it worth starting a discussion on workout tips. EX: although I agree that a military style regime would drop lbs (burpees), my knees won't let me do that. Short of walking/running, what could I do that won't strain my knees?

    Check out the threads I posted earlier. The guys in those threads know their shit and can point you in a really good direction. The one in H&A is my preferred one for asking advice because the SE one tends to be more discussion and more people are bulking up.

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  • badjujumanbadjujuman They call me Kotty Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Man this is awesome that there is so many people on board for this. I don't think I'll be able to kick it into full gear until I graduate though. I'm sooo damn busy right now.

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  • AhkhiraAhkhira Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    @ undead:

    I broke my back 4 years ago and can't do normal exercise either. Go swimming. I promise it doesn't hurt knees at all!

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  • ransimransim Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Chorazin wrote: »
    I'm aggressive because I hate seeing people make excuses about why eating healthier is hard and something that you can't do quickly. Because your body will love you for doing it, it's your brain that you need to tell to stfu while you're eating a salad and pretending it's pizza. And once you jump all in you adjust pretty quickly. I'm 9 weeks in and with PAX last week I thought I had a crappy week. But after 7/8 weeks of completely redoing my diet I was making better choices without thinking about it, I didn't have to fight myself to pick the healthier options. If you ease into it slowly you're going to be fighter yourself longer.

    You don't want fried foods at dinner because as Thes said, dinner should be the smallest meal of your day. You're not doing much after except sleeping and that's no good. Breakfast should be the biggest then lunch then dinner and none should be huge because you're better off with smaller meals with snacks in between to keep your metabolism going all day. And I stick with if you love fried chicken, try breading it and baking it instead. You like fries? Buy whole potatoes and slice them and bake them with a little olive oil and some seasoning.

    I know how to bake fries and bake chicken, this shit isn't new to me. I understand that deleting all fried items in my diet is the best thing, and in fact, I haven't even had anything fried since Sunday night, when I realized I need to eat better and started the next morning, back on my points.

    I simply have a goal to avoid eating anything fried before dinner, because that leaves the option availible to me, and in my mind that's a good thing, it's a compromise. And maybe you can change your entire eating schedule and sizes, and your BF is good with that, but it's not so easy for me.

    I know you're trying to help, but man, getting yelled at to change immediately isn't exactly what I need, it's not encouraging. It seems like you're saying that unless I do what you say I'm not even trying. It doesn't send a positive message to me, and maybe not to anyone else reading. :(

    They have a point, hostility and preaching doesn't work on most people. So chill out.

    I myself made the change to drop out of most unhealthy common foods years ago. I dropped sugar drinks, I stopped adding sugar to coffee and tea, and went back to drinking water. But this was a gradual process. And what you people who preach fail to realize is that some people truly do love the bad crap they eat.

    Did I like soda? Oh man yes, I still occasionally have a soda (though I avoid HFCs like the plague so only Mexican coke).

    So if someone is at least taking the steps to try and drop it from their diet give them a break :p

    My current diet change is actually dropping meat for a pescetarian diet for health reasons not moral ones (steak is still tasty). I started this literally a week before PAX East. I was doing really well till the train up and back. Do I feel bad for eating that burger on the train home (Had a salad on the way up). A bit. Am I going to beat myself up over it? No.

    So props to people who are trying to make a change, support to them to continue trying. The best advice I can give if you are faced with a bad food choice is opt for the lesser of two evils, eat less then half, or order a child's portion. And don't beat yourself up over it, life goes on.
    Ahkhira wrote: »
    @ undead:

    I broke my back 4 years ago and can't do normal exercise either. Go swimming. I promise it doesn't hurt knees at all!

    Walking in a pool too is phenomenal for exercise as well and definitely low impact. You can also try an elliptical trainer they're much easier on the knees.

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Got pulled in to work for a double shift. New thread with entry information and all will be up around midnight EST.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Limond wrote: »
    Got pulled in to work for a double shift. New thread with entry information and all will be up around midnight EST.

    Hey man, no problem. No rush!

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  • daninspiredmediadaninspiredmedia Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I wanted to express how inspired i am by every ones stories about their journies through weight loss and i wanted to share my own

    Back in may of 2008 i went to a friends wedding. We are all WoW nerds (were at the time) and all of the wedding party was apart of the same guild. We had a blast. Ben and Jenna got married, and when they did they danced at the reception we all screamed " for the horde". it was just awesome. What i noticed though being a big guyin the wedding party. I had to be in the pictures. they were not flattering.

    th_HalgasPost-1049-1.jpg (click to see full) I was at about 430lbs

    That got me really thinking about my life. I started to eat a little better, but there was no exercise involved. It was just in the back of my mind. At the time i was living with the love of my life. She wasn't a big girl but was skinny either. She got a job that required a lot of traveling and in that time, she would only be home for a few days out of a month. Come October of 08 I was depressed, i hadn't gained any more weight but i hadn't lost any either. The girl left me the first week in October for a guy in the guild we were in together. (the break up is another story, but not the point of this one).

    After she left it was like some one had flipped a switch in my brain. She had said things like "i knew i could do better than you", " you never made me happy, you were just there when i needed some one". long story short. i found out i wasn't ever concerned about my own happiness. i didn't care enough about myself.

    From that day I knew i was destined to change, and in a year and a half it has been a slow, hard, and not always successful process but It started there. From October to May of 2009 i had lost around 60 lbs. on May 11th i received the sad news that my father had passed away while out of town. He too was a large man. He was 50 years old. It hit me like a freight train. The man i admire most is dead, because of his weight (pulmonary embolism). I'm 26 years old. If i keep living an unhealthy life style my life is half over.

    I refuse to think my life is half over. So in october of 2009 after struggling with how my father passing changed my life ( moving back home, dealing with finishing college, money issues etc). I met a friend that wanted to lose weight but was struggling with it just like i was. We both are around the same size. We started fresh in october. ( i had put on about 30lbs since my dad died).

    We lost about 20lbs a piece on our own and decided to pool our money together in january to get a personal trainer. And we have lost an additional 20 lbs since then.

    So in a year and a half the weight has fluxated considerabley. My original wieght loss was 60lbs i put on 30 lost another 40. so its been back and forth for a while. but this is the longest i've seen a steady decline in the weight.

    here are some face pictures.
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    Current as of a week before PAX
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    I just want to congratulate every one who is making the change


    Just remember. You didn't get big in a day and you wont lose it in a day. Its about living a healthier life style as well not just losing weight. Find a friend to help you stick with it. Get educated in nutrition and join support groups.

    http://www.Meetup.com has some great get together in your local areas.

    http://weight-loss.fitness.com/ this is an amazing forum. THis is where i started learning about a healthy lifestyle.

    http://www.2fatgeeks.com/ Josh and My blog about weight loss. We are working on updating the site to be more interactive. Its kind of boring.

    On another personal note. I had lost enough weight that i was able to purchase 3X shirts at PAX this year and actually wear them.

    I'M EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!! KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT PAXEAST 2011

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  • astillacastillac Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Is EA Active all that much better than Wii Fit? Just curious.

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  • klokateer9047klokateer9047 A.K.A Captain Freezeezy Long island,NYRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Definatly joining up! I started drinking only water and eating a little less since pax ended,I heard that high fructose cornsyrup is a real killer,so i'm staying away from that,I can't really get to the gym that much... What are some good eating habits that would help?

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  • StephidabefidaStephidabefida Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    astillac wrote: »
    Is EA Active all that much better than Wii Fit? Just curious.

    So much better! I haven't tried the Wii fit plus or the EA Active expansion, but of what I have played I like EA Active best. Although DDR can be a pretty good work out too.

    I am totally doing this! I am thinking I would like to lose about 50 lbs before PAX east 2011. I found a site that I use to track all of my food and it has really helped me meet some of my goals. I have been pretty bad about logging for a while but I am gonna start back up tomorrow. Nutrimirror is the site I use, and I have really liked it so far.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Definatly joining up! I started drinking only water and eating a little less since pax ended,I heard that high fructose cornsyrup is a real killer,so i'm staying away from that,I can't really get to the gym that much... What are some good eating habits that would help?

    I get up at 5:30am to get to the gym, I'm sure you could squeeze some in. I just don't go if I plan to at night, I gotta get my ass up and do it first thing.

    You could also check craigslist and get a treadmill or bike or weight set for cheap or free if you have the room. I just emailed a guy on there today about an entire free weight set he posted a few days ago, I hope he has it!

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  • AhkhiraAhkhira Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ok, I'm in. I'm in pretty good shape considering previous injuries, but there is the matter of the 20 pounds I'd like to lose. I seem to have gained it while recovering from back surgery, and I want my old body back. I currently ride my horses every chance I get, and teaching riding lessons leads to 18 hour days and WAY too much pizza for dinner. I just bought a Wii today. Should I get Wii fit, or EA Sports?

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  • itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ok, I'll weigh in on the EA vs Wii fit thing since I've done a ton of research on this for my wife. If you want to have fun and maybe lose some weight then do Wii Fit. If you want to get you a$$ kicked and lose some serious weight you go with EA Active.

    Wii fit has more fun games such as ski jump and soccer ball heading, etc. but it's not as focused on weight loss, also if you, like me, weigh over 250 lbs, the Wii balance board will reject you and tell you that you weigh too much to use the board (I'm dead serious you can google it and see tons of people that are seriously pissed about this feature.)

    EA Active has the option of using the Wii balance board, but it really doesn't do much for you. Most things are centered around the stretch band and the little sleeve you get that goes on your leg. Both of these things do work well and don't break very easily (or at least my wife didn't manage to break them.) EA active also seems to be more focused on overall body workouts and weight loss, which is nice.

    OK, I'll wrap this up, sorry it's a bit ranty, but I have some real issues with the Wii balance board :) Good luck everyone, here's looking forward to slimmer/fitter PAX East 2011!

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  • AhkhiraAhkhira Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thanks for the info. I'll take it into consideration. Can anyone tell me if any of thee exercises involve excessive twisting at the waist area? I've got a few fused vertabrae and physically can't move like that anymore.

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I have seen a few people mention that they are larger side and PAX would have been a more enjoyable experience for them had they shed a few pounds, myself included. So that is where this little motivation competition comes in.

    The Rules
    1) Official Start date: 04/09/2010. AKA Friday, April 9th 2010.
    2) Official End date: TBA but the day PAX East Tickets go on sale. (Approximately 6-7 months)
    3) To be eligible to win must be registered on or prior to start date.
    4) To be eligible to win must have final weight in no longer than one week after PAX East tickets go on sale.
    5) The winner will be determined by the highest percentage of weight lost.

    How to Register
    1)To register you must submit as picture with yourself on a scale displaying your current weight.
    2) Please wear undergarments just so nothing peaks in.
    3) Submit as a spoiler to keep thread size down.
    4) Include some information about yourself if you wish, Name, Local, Age, Weight Loss goal etc.

    Final Weight
    1) A picture of yourself on a scale displaying your current weight

    The Prize
    1) The grand prize will be a ticket to PAX East 2011 in Boston, MA
    2) If others wish to offer up other prizes as well please contact me since.

    If you have any comments/concerns please get in contact with me.

    Also if you have any tips to share regarding the losing of weight don't hesitate to share that advice.

    This is meant for fun and to hopefully make people healthier, no internet fights allowed. Silly Geese and others like them will be disqualified to win.

    None of us are medical professionals, contact your doctor before trying any new diets, or exercises.

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Reserved

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  • StephidabefidaStephidabefida Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Limond wrote: »
    1)To register you must submit as picture with yourself on a DIGITAL scale displaying your current weight.

    I don't own a digital scale. Can I use the the balance board and wii fit instead?

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey, April 9th is my 30th birthday, so I'm just going to watch my health and youth slip away instead.

    But good luck everyone!

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Weighing yourself on the wii balance board is fine as long as the display is easy to read. If you are self-conscious about other people seeing your weight you can pm me that part of your registration.

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  • itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Just went out and bought a digital scale...current weight is in at 357...will submit a pic later this week...was walking around with the wife going over weight watchers points for lunches...time to get losing!

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  • ChorazinChorazin Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Huh. I'm not really into the whole posting picture thing, so hopefully no one minds if I just keep posting in this thread.

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  • AhkhiraAhkhira Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hope you don't mind lurkers/friendly encouragement. I probably won't compete in this, but I am fully supporting EVERYONE who wants to make healthy efforts. I'm in okay shape, but could be better. I am far from perfect, and physical disabilities keep me from returning to my previous body shape quickly (if at all, the doctor says). Good luck to all. I'm trying along with you.

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  • astillacastillac Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I bought EA Active today, but we can't find the Wii (!!) so I don't know when I'll actually get to use it. Hopefully it's where we think it is (with a friend).

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  • FacelesscogFacelesscog Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    While I can't supply a picture of myself on a scale (we don't have one that will accommodate the wheelchair), I will still be taking part in this contest...unofficially, of course. Once I tell Rebecca; however, I'm sure she'll want to join in.

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  • undeadundead Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't have a digital scale, and if I take the suggested pick it'll scar the minds of everyone on the forums :mrgreen:

    I'll go in on an unofficial basis (hope to have press status for next year, anyway).

    About Wii exercise games:
    Comparing Fit to EA, Fit only works if you're under the 300 lb. limit for the Wii board. EA dosn't use a board, although people with large legs are going to find the controller not responding to certain exercises.
    Both are fun, though, but neither can replace getting outside and doing it yourself. I would simply start by walking/jogging. Get the heart moving to lose the general weight first. Later on, after you've lost enough weight to make working out easier, then you start on strength exercises.

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well it seems more people than I thought don't have digital scales so analog scales are fine as well.

    Well here is my registration to get things moving I guess.

    Name: David Grempler
    Age: 22
    Local: Maryland
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: My Scale
    Goal: By the end of this I hope to lose an additional 50 pounds or so. So about 8 pounds a month.

    Around the middle of January I quit soda cold turkey (was about 2 a day) and went for water pretty much 24/7. With only two, one week lapses, and PAX i've lost about 15 pounds with just that switch. No I'm working on cutting my calorie count as well (Started yesterday...but already went over when got a surprise brunch at work).

    So here is hoping to a healthier tomorrow.

    Couldn't get image to show in spoiler, maybe to large, so I just put a link to it.

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  • RebeccaRebecca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am so geeked about this. As soon as I get back from weighing in I'll post a pic.

    Name: Rebecca Lowes
    Age: 32
    Local: Slippery Rock, PA
    Weight: 262.4 lbs
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    Height: 5 ft 7in
    Goal: By this time next year I hope to be at my goal weight of 150 lbs.

    I was a skinny child but ballooned up since puberty, I was painfully shy and food became my friend. Some of you know how that goes. I also gained additional weight when faceless was in the hospital. Not much exercise to be had when you are stuffing your face to keep your sanity in check while sitting next to your husband who's in a hospital bed.

    I started my weight loss around Mid October of last year. I was 301.4 lbs to start with, my highest weight ever. I've dropped from a 24-26 size clothing to 18-20's currently. (the size I wore in my early 20's)

    I'm under a doctor's care, eating 1200 calories a day, 25-27 grams of fat and I keep my sodium under 2000 mg a day. Daily I take a Woman's One a Day Vitamin, a Calcium/Vit D pill, a low dose water pill, a potassium pill and an appetite suppressant.

    We go to the gym every other day, I do the treadmill for 30 mins and various weight machines. The days we don't go to the gym I play on the Wii Fit for at least an hours worth of credits.

    I LOVE to cook and bake so if anyone wants any healthy recipes let me know and I'll share them.

    WEEK 1 FRIDAY 4/16
    New Weight : 254.8 lbs. Woo hoo! Love the gym!
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    WEEK 2 FRIDAY 4/23
    New Weight: 256.6 Boo! Gain of 1.8 lbs. I know why though, this happens every "time of the month". So don't get discouraged ladies, typical water weight gain during menses is 3 to 5 lbs. It will be gone by next Fridays weigh in.
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  • itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ok, since people are staring to post I'll add my voice:

    Name: Charlie Hall
    Age: 30
    Local: Palmyra, VA
    Weight:
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    Height: 5 ft 8 in
    Goal: I'd like to back down to wearing a size 40 pant (currently wearing a 46-48) and be able to wear 2XL shirts again (currently wearing 3XL)

    Not really much to my story, I'm kind of big guy anyway, but my sophomore year in college was not so great and I found a great friend in junk food. I've tried a few times to lose weight, including a fairly rigorous workout routine at school, the thing that always killed me though is diet...I just love yummy (read fatty) foods.

    Over the last year my wife has gotten into Weight Watchers and I've seen the great results she's gotten with it, and just by living with her I've also lost some weight, which has been a good feeling. So here I stand time to do something about it and so I shall...probably going to join Weight Watches with the wife and see where we go from there!

    Good luck to everyone, this should be a great experience!

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  • astillacastillac Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Woo, hi Rebecca! <3

    I'm still waiting to get the Wii back so I can weigh in. I don't suppose a picture of my WW sticker from the meeting will count?

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  • RebeccaRebecca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hi Calli!

    Darn PAX eating, I gained weight. Though I figured it would happen. I didn't write anything down while I was there, and I kinda knocked my pills for the week into the toilet so I'm hoping most of it was water weight.

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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    OK, here I go:

    Name: Ross Reeves
    Age: 27
    Local: Columbus, OH
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight:
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    Goal: Down at least a shirt size.

    I saw myself on youtube in the final two rounds of Omegathon and I just wasn't happy with what I saw. Plus I got a bunch of t-shirts, and they're all size large. Turns out size large is a little tighter than I thought it would be. My goal is to wear those shirts to PAX East 2011 without the fear of the dreaded double team of skin tight/bottom gut

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  • ransimransim Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Name: Mary Wheeler - Most people call me Ran or Calli though
    Age: 29
    Local: Northern Virginia
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight:
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    Goal: I'd love to lose 50-60 lbs by PAX East.

    Crazily enough I've actually already lost about 3 lbs going by that weight picture just in the few days since I bought the scale.

    I've already made some fairly vast changes to my diet. I already do not drink soda, if I do its only soda that uses actual sugar and not high frucose corn syrup, and I limit myself to one a month. Otherwise I drink only water or unsweetened tea/coffee.

    I've also dropped meat from my diet in favor of a pescetarian diet (seafood only, no land based meat). That has been a tough choice but probably the best one I could have made. I'm making smarter food decisions, and while I really miss meat sometimes I'm finding myself eating better and less overall.

    I gained a lot of weight after the death of my younger brother, and given I work in development (parked on my butt all day) and was living in a place for a long time without access to a kitchen it only got worse. I'm not in that situation anymore and seeing a HD video of myself at PAX was the final straw.

    Now if the stupid pollen would let up so I can actually leave my house.

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Registration ends Friday, come on people

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  • Oldmangloom315Oldmangloom315 [ENFORCER] Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Name: Ryan Clayton
    Age: 26
    Locale: Syracuse, NY
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight:
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    Goal: Lost 40 pounds.

    I at one point was doing real well and was down 20lbs but after a bunch of nonsense, kinda lost track of stuff. Hoping to get back on the ball again and re-motivate myself to give a damn.

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  • SoCo_and_LimeSoCo_and_Lime Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    One great piece of advice I'd like to offer is that a the best way to track your progress isn't just a scale.

    A really good motivator is to take a front and side picture of yourself in your bathing suit (no sucking it in) every day. While watching the numbers drop on the scale helps, the picture method really shows you how well you and your body are doing and motivates you to keep doing more.

    While you certainly don't have to share these pictures, it may be for some, the most important motivator in their weight loss goal.

    Here are some weight loss time lapse videos to give you an idea.

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  • LordDaxLordDax Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Name: Don Hiles
    Age: 25
    Local: Maryland
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 246 (Post pic in soon)
    Goal: 185 with being the target 190

    I had meant to start this week but my fool self had to go fall down a flight of stairs at work and wreck my shoulder and need headstiches. I'm back up to fighting strength on Saturday! I think I'm gonna name my Shapie(tm c rr!) HumptiDumpti. If anyone is interested in game design I'll start a thread and you could help create a brand new game! :) Send me a PM, if I get a few interested parties I'll post up my initial ideas.

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  • StephidabefidaStephidabefida Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Here goes! I am working on my diet, so now I just need to start working out. Getting to the gym isn't really an option with 2 toddlers running around, but that is what EA active is for!

    Name: Stephanie Smith
    Age: 26
    Local: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
    Weight:
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    Height: 5 ft 4 in
    Goal: I want to be under 200 lbs before PAX East 2011. I would be even happier if I didn't have to buy guys shirts!

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