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Welcome to the DDF Weight Loss Challenge!

Want to win against your DDF debating nemesis?
Put your money where your mouth is. Compete against other members to lose the greatest percentage of excess bodyfat  over the course of 1 month. The biggest loser wins the entire pot!


NEW CHALLENGE STARTING AFTER PESACH!

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EXPIRED CHALLENGE:

The challenge officially starsts Monday 12/28/15 and ends on Monday 1/25/16.

To Join: Send $20 via paypal to DDFWeightLossChallenge@gmail.com, PM @wayfe when you've done so and you're in!

Daily Weigh-in: Each morning members will update the wiki by recording the changes in weight as well as the total amount lost.
Weight Loss % Calculator https://www.fitwatch.com/calculator/weight-loss-percentage

Rules: Members found frequenting this thread will be immediately disqualified: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21151.0;topicseen
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Members:
wayfe-          weighed 1/25/16 - lost 4.43%

Ephcc90

ygygold -        weighed 1/25 - Lost 3.24%

ShlockDoc -   weighed 1/4/16 - lost 1.8%

Ergel -            weighed 1/26/16 - lost 3.7%

Super Speed- weighed 1/4/16 - lost 1.7%

Mordyk -        weighed 1/25/16 - lost 3.6%

Venilla -        Weighed 1/25/16 - lost 7.41%

Sammy82 -    weighed 1/25/16 - lost 4.76%

ryg -               weighed 1/5/16 - lost 1.5%
« Last edited by grodnoking on April 10, 2016, 03:03:31 PM »

Poll

How should we measure the weight loss?

% of loss of the excess weight over a BMI of 20 or 25 for women
5 (20%)
% of body weight lost
20 (80%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #105 on: December 23, 2015, 02:48:45 PM »
This is crazy, no way am I going down to 180! Don't want to look like my grandfather after the concentration camps. This might be a push to see that you're overweight and need to lose some pounds, but nothing more.

And again- BMI isn't the best calculator because it doesn't take into account build or bone and muscle density.

Along with exercise and proper diet, comes muscle gain. So you while you lose body fat- you won't become scrawny or look starved.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #106 on: December 23, 2015, 02:49:49 PM »
just do % of body weight lost

But if we're being technical- you can't really know if you're losing muscles weight, water weight or fat weight.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #107 on: December 23, 2015, 02:52:52 PM »
And again- BMI isn't the best calculator because it doesn't take into account build or bone and muscle density.

Along with exercise and proper diet, comes muscle gain. So you while you lose body fat- you won't become scrawny or look starved.

OK. I'll let you know how I look when I reach that.

Now, should I pay in even though I know I can't possibly reach that in a month (or 3 for that matter)?

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #108 on: December 23, 2015, 02:54:57 PM »

apparently I'm so obese I don't even make it onto the chart

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #109 on: December 23, 2015, 02:56:19 PM »
apparently I'm so obese I don't even make it onto the chart

What's missing? Height or weight?  :P

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #110 on: December 23, 2015, 02:56:23 PM »
OK. I'll let you know how I look when I reach that.

Now, should I pay in even though I know I can't possibly reach that in a month (or 3 for that matter)?

It's not about reaching it's about who gets closest.

And at the end of the day it's about losing weight. Not winning cash. That's just to make things more exciting.

In fact, even though I started this- it's highly unlikely that I'd actually win. First of all, as a woman, my weight naturally fluctuates more. Secondly, I'm currently on a medication that makes it quite hard to lose weight and very easy to gain.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #111 on: December 23, 2015, 02:57:20 PM »
OK, I'm going in (not too hard to convince me  ;)). Wish me luck!

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #112 on: December 23, 2015, 02:57:46 PM »
But if we're being technical- you can't really know if you're losing muscles weight, water weight or fat weight.

true, but assumption is someone losing some of his muscle is also losing fat and water/food weight lost should be relatively similar for most people.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #113 on: December 23, 2015, 02:58:06 PM »
It's not about reaching it's about who gets closest.

And at the end of the day it's about losing weight. Not winning cash. That's just to make things more exciting.

In fact, even though I started this- it's highly unlikely that I'd actually win. First of all, as a woman, my weight naturally fluctuates more. Secondly, I'm currently on a medication that makes it quite hard to lose weight and very easy to gain.
So to clarify yet again, if I'm at a bmi of 21.5 and I get to 20 that counts as 100%?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2015, 02:59:30 PM »
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers which can't be questioned."
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #115 on: December 23, 2015, 03:05:54 PM »
But if we're being technical- you can't really know if you're losing muscles weight, water weight or fat weight.

Who cares?  Let's just keep it simple. The BMI angle as too much confusion and complication.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #116 on: December 23, 2015, 03:06:15 PM »
lol just did the calculation. i would need to be 139.5 a drop of 35 more lbs and my family is already calling me anorexic...

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #117 on: December 23, 2015, 03:11:10 PM »
for god's sake just go by numbers!! you lose 5 pounds it's 5 pounds! you lose 20 pounds then it's 20! seriously! all this cheshbones... if i lose my mind, does that count??

also i find the poll a bit condescending.

apparently I'm so obese I don't even make it onto the chart

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #118 on: December 23, 2015, 03:12:55 PM »
for god's sake just go by numbers!! you lose 5 pounds it's 5 pounds! you lose 20 pounds then it's 20! seriously! all this cheshbones... if i lose my mind, does that count??

also i find the poll a bit condescending.

lol. pounds melt off bigger people much faster when they start.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #119 on: December 23, 2015, 03:12:56 PM »
for god's sake just go by numbers!! you lose 5 pounds it's 5 pounds! you lose 20 pounds then it's 20! seriously! all this cheshbones... if i lose my mind, does that count??

also i find the poll a bit condescending.
Not really better that way. Someone who weighs 200# has an easier time losing 10# than someone who weighs 150#
for god's sake just go by numbers!! you lose 5 pounds it's 5 pounds! you lose 20 pounds then it's 20! seriously! all this cheshbones... if i lose my mind, does that count??

also i find the poll a bit condescending.
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers