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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 #240 on: January 03, 2016, 11:51:16 AM »
I like vanilla but my name is Venilla.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #241 on: January 03, 2016, 11:51:49 AM »
Anyone fasting today? :)
Not me. In my opinion fasting does you no good

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #242 on: January 03, 2016, 11:53:50 AM »
Not me. In my opinion fasting does you no good
Right.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #243 on: January 03, 2016, 12:15:04 PM »
Anyone fasting today? :)

Sometimes it's beneficial. If you really went on all out crazy binge yesterday, then a fast wouldn't be too bad to get you back on track.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #244 on: January 03, 2016, 02:30:47 PM »
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Over 80% of the people I meet today are pre-diabetic or diabetic. In an effort to reduce blood sugar, I asked patients to remove all wheat products from their diet based on the simple fact that, with few exceptions, foods made of wheat flour raise blood sugar higher than nearly all other foods. Yes, that’s true for even whole grains. More than table sugar, more than a Snickers bar. Organic, multigrain, sprouted–it makes no difference.

...

Why would removing the darling of all dietary advice — “healthy whole grains” — result in substantial weight loss and often astounding turnarounds in numerous health conditions?

As I spoke to agricultural geneticists and studied the evidence, it became clear that modern wheat had undergone extensive changes, changes introduced primarily for purposes of increased yield per acre, converting the traditional 4 1/2-foot tall “amber waves of grain” into a high-yield 18-inch tall, stocky semi-dwarf strain.

The changes were not just in outward appearance, but were accompanied by changes in numerous other components—none had been tested for suitability for human consumption. Products made from modern wheat contain forms of gliadin proteins, glutenins, wheat germ ag-glutinin, and other proteins never before encountered by humans.


http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/about/

What happens when the body encounters components it does not know how to process? It gets stored as fat.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #245 on: January 04, 2016, 11:43:54 AM »
Reminder to update the WIKI.

I understand the contest is on the most percentage lost. Why are we reporting pounds?
I like vanilla but my name is Venilla.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #246 on: January 04, 2016, 11:45:03 AM »
Reminder to update the WIKI.

I understand the contest is on the most percentage lost. Why are we reporting pounds?
Are you not on the whatsapp group

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #247 on: January 04, 2016, 11:46:51 AM »
Are you not on the whatsapp group
Nope. I don't have WhatsApp and my filter blocks the App Store. Was this discussed there? What else am I missing out?

Feel free to use PM
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #248 on: January 04, 2016, 11:49:10 AM »
Reminder to update the WIKI.

I understand the contest is on the most percentage lost. Why are we reporting pounds?

I think it was a mistake that then snowballed.  Wayfe said that she will switch over and I assume everyone will follow...

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #249 on: January 04, 2016, 11:52:05 AM »
Nope. I don't have WhatsApp and my filter blocks the App Store. Was this discussed there? What else am I missing out?

Feel free to use PM

You are not missing out on anything, besides a recipe from Wayfe on low carb Hot Sauce, and me whining about not losing anything  :'(

I think it was a mistake that then snowballed.  Wayfe said that she will switch over and I assume everyone will follow...

Correct

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #250 on: January 04, 2016, 11:54:54 AM »
We started out reporting lbs lost because it's easier when talking about such small percentages.

Strange thing is I thought I switched my record to percentage earlier today- but I see it was switched back! Maybe somebody else was editing the wiki at the same time...

My weight loss is also stalling and I'm getting annoyed. Maybe my scale is lying.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #251 on: January 04, 2016, 11:58:33 AM »
Added a weight loss % calculator to the wiki. Having a foggy brain day.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #252 on: January 04, 2016, 11:59:50 AM »
Can you kill the poll that's stuck to the top?

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #253 on: January 04, 2016, 12:01:26 PM »
My weight loss is also stalling and I'm getting annoyed. Maybe my scale is lying.
Because you are not meant to weigh yourself daily. It's just silly. Every 3 days would be the max. Other than that there is too much daily fluctuation and it's a silly measure
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #254 on: January 04, 2016, 12:01:46 PM »
Can you kill the poll that's stuck to the top?


I don't think so.

I can only change it to a new one!
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« Reply #255 on: January 04, 2016, 12:02:33 PM »
Because you are not meant to weigh yourself daily. It's just silly. Every 3 days would be the max. Other than that there is too much daily fluctuation and it's a silly measure

OK, I'll lay off the scale for a bit.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #256 on: January 04, 2016, 12:03:31 PM »
The weigh in dates on the wiki are mesed up. Please make sure you have the right date and weight by your name.
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« Reply #257 on: January 04, 2016, 12:06:41 PM »
Because you are not meant to weigh yourself daily. It's just silly. Every 3 days would be the max. Other than that there is too much daily fluctuation and it's a silly measure

This is a great point.  Weighing every day leads to unneeded frustration.  I stick to once a week.  That way the cheat days and the hard work days are all sorted out and I'm rewarded for the week as a whole. 

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« Reply #258 on: January 04, 2016, 12:08:06 PM »
This is a great point.  Weighing every day leads to unneeded frustration.  I stick to once a week.  That way the cheat days and the hard work days are all sorted out and I'm rewarded for the week as a whole.

I do still think it adds a level of accountability and information. The key is not to get frustrated...
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #259 on: January 04, 2016, 12:09:40 PM »
This is a great point.  Weighing every day leads to unneeded frustration.  I stick to once a week.  That way the cheat days and the hard work days are all sorted out and I'm rewarded for the week as a whole. 
Bingo
I do still think it adds a level of accountability and information. The key is not to get frustrated...
Why is bad information good to have?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.