Lose 15% weight by Thanksgiving

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1 No_picture_user_female  PhotoDee Lost 1.6 lbs over 7 years ago 14.0 %
2 No_picture_user_female  Cheryl A Lost 7 lbs over 7 years ago 11.66 %
3 Large_thumb  time4achange Last entry was over 7 years ago 11.12 %
4 Large_thumb  PAllen Lost 5.1 lbs over 7 years ago 10.85 %
5 Large_thumb  sigma524 Lost 1 lbs over 7 years ago 10.55 %
6 No_picture_user_male  blue opal Lost 2.4 lbs over 7 years ago 9.39 %
7 No_picture_user_female  scatman Lost 3.5 lbs over 7 years ago 9.18 %
8 No_picture_user_male  Ommid Lost 2.21 lbs over 7 years ago 8.05 %
9 Large_thumb  NashvilleMama Lost 1.4 lbs over 7 years ago 7.5 %
10 No_picture_user_female  slaphappy155 Lost 1 lbs over 7 years ago 7.23 %

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mzobrest mzobrest

posted Saturday, August 9, 2008

This topic was created for the Lose 15% weight by Thanksgiving challenge.

Patchrik Patchrik

posted Monday, August 11, 2008

Hmm, I just realized that if I lose 15% of my weight I will be very much underweight.

nnorris nnorris

posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Lost 20 Lbs!

on the board with 0.46 %

vladtepesdrac vladtepesdrac

posted Friday, September 26, 2008

I Burned 5,000 Calories!

yay! this is exciting, keeps me way more motivated!!

fredcadena fredcadena

posted Saturday, September 27, 2008

15% in 60 days… I am on board, that would put me only 10 lbs above my goal of 185. Lets do this!

pharangese pharangese

posted Monday, September 29, 2008

I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Walked 100 Miles! I Lost 5 Lbs!

15% would be a good way towards my goal. I’m in!

Roxas08 Roxas08

posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008

15% huh? By Thanksgiving!? Sure, I’ve nothing to lose but weight! I’m in!

PhotoDee PhotoDee

posted Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Adipose Disposer Closer "2008" CHRISTMAS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WINNER! 10-20KGS Skinny Turkey

Just found this challenge…. but I’ve been on Gyminee for almost a month and been tracking my weight all along… I would love to have lost 15% by T-giving… good luck everyone!

sawolf01 sawolf01

posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I Lost 20 Lbs! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! Slim Jim Top Contender

If you don’t want to read this wall of text, just read the last paragraph. That’s the gist of what I’m trying to convey.

I saw this post back in august and wanted to post something about setting realistic goals but I thought about it and I didn’t know how much the creator of the challenge weighs, maybe they weigh 130 pounds so 15% is only like 20 pounds, which is doable in 3.5 weeks. I’m not in the challenge, but I just want to say this to the people just joining this challenge, make sure you set realistic goals for yourself. Losing 15% of your body weight is no small task. And while I understand you might want to lose more (even WAY more) than 15% of your body weight, and you CAN do that.

I just want you to know that setting unrealistic time expectations on your fitness goals is a recipe for disaster. Many on this site are trying to lose weight and have done so unsuccessfully for years. I understand we are all different and are motivated in different way, however, in my opinion, getting in a right place mentally to lose a large amount of weight (and keeping it off), means not placing a timeline on losing the weight. Your goal should be to start living a healthy LIFESTYLE, a side-effect of this is that you will lose weight.

I have soul searched my past failures and I have pinpointed that this mentality was the missing force. I find my eating and exercising habits are just that now, they’re habit. As with any habit, it becomes second nature. Before my lifestyle change, second nature was to order an appetizer and an unhealthy meal, usually accompanied with large amounts of alcohol. Now, second nature is to look over the entire menu, identify the things that I “should” order and decide which one out of those sounds yummiest. I no longer salivate over the foods that I shouldn’t have, actually it’s quite the opposite, they almost turn my stomach now when I think about the way that I would feel afterwards (lethargic and bloated).

So anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox now. I really don’t want to sound high and mighty, I am genuinely concerned for people that place time constraints on their massive weight loss goals. If you lose 14.9% of your body weight, by Thanksgiving, I don’t want you to feel like a failure.

Strive to find a lifestyle change that results in a steady, weight change every week and dig in for the long haul. Don’t be so concerned with time constraints (unless you’re like my sister that found a wedding dress on clearance for like $800 off that was 10 sizes too small that she bought and vowed to get into before the wedding, and she did, and she looked gorgeous. but alas my theory is complete, she gained it back and is now desperately searching for that next time based goal to cling to (she’ll say things like “we’re going to florida in 4 months so I want to lose X pounds”, and then never do it.).

kikimice kikimice

posted Wednesday, October 15, 2008

woo whoo im at 2.04%

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