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JW's Biggest Loser Contest at work

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:55 pm
by JW
I thought I'd start using the training journal section to log my weight-loss quest.

My work is putting on a contest based on the TV show The Biggest Loser.
The top 3 people with the largest % of bodyweight lost will win some nice prize packages.

We started May 14th and I weighed in at 246 LBS
I lost 8.5 LBS in my first week (mostly water no doubt)
My last weigh-in was last Wednesday at 233 LBS

I've taken up running again which has historically melted the pounds away on me.
Tonight I ran my first longer run of 45 minutes.
My ankle is a bit sore but not terribly so.

The final weigh-in for the contest is June 29th
Wish me luck!!!!

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:00 pm
by veganpotter
Good luck being a major loser :D

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:03 pm
by markc7
Good luck! How are the other people in the contest doing? btw, I really enjoy the tv show. :)

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:35 pm
by JW
veganpotter wrote:Good luck being a major loser :D

some might say I'm already there :lol:

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:42 pm
by JW
markc7 wrote:Good luck! How are the other people in the contest doing? btw, I really enjoy the tv show. :)


There is one guy who seems to be losing a lot of weight. 3 weeks in a row he has lost 5LBS
He doesn;t really do much exercise, he has just cut down his food consumption.

I like the show too .
I wasn't sure about it at first because I was worried that it would be a bit of a freakshow (making fun of the overweight people) but they have done the show very tastefully.

I kind of miss Jillian Michaels though (I liked her "bootcamp" approach)

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:09 am
by JW
hit the weights and pushups tonight
3x18 curls, shoulder press, flyes, shrugs, rows
4x15 incline pushups

also went out and shot some hoops this afternoon.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:05 pm
by JW
Nasty run tonight!! It was very hot and humid out.
Again, I kinda liked it!

weird huh?

finished my route in 36:37 and felt very strong. Sweaty, but strong!

If my ankle can hold up, I see no reason why I couldn't go back to the half-marathon distance. :D

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:21 pm
by veganpotter
There's always a walker...I can imagine you may even be able to do a full marathon with one of those.

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:27 pm
by JW
you AGAIN????? I thought I asked Robert to bar you from my threads.... :lol:

just kidding man!
I was thinking of running with those wheelie shoes that the kids wear. That way I could coast half the course

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:03 am
by veganpotter
Yeah but that requires standing for extended periods of time...I think maybe you should use both.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:53 am
by xdarthveganx
I suck at running. I am about your size and have all kinds of problems trying to run. But good luck to you anyways! I will stick to the elyptical.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:32 pm
by JW
Thanks, I don't know why but I just love the feeling of running.
I really should make sure I don't get carried away. (opening for vegan potter here....)
It's extremely hot and humid here again.
Believe it or not I'm just going out for a run right now. Even my kids think I'm nuts

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:40 pm
by JW
another sweaty one!!!

35 minutes. It really didn't feel like 35. I feel like my speed is coming back.
The heat and humidity make it pretty tough though.

I was originally going to hit the weights tonight but I just couldn't resist the chance to have another sweat filled workout in the humidity.

I'm at that point where I fell like my body is getting pretty toned EXCEPT for my gut!!!! So true that it is the last thing to go. I know that if I am consistent I'll see the results. It's frustrating nevertheless :x

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:35 am
by veganpotter
You've got a bit more weight to lose before anyone carries you away.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:19 pm
by JW
I knew you couldn't resist that opening :lol: