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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 #320 on: January 13, 2016, 07:10:18 PM »
I was confused about one area- Dr. Ludwig says:
Does he mean that there is no weight loss in Phase 1? Or that all the rest of the weight not lost during Phase 1 will be lost throughout the course of Phase 2?
There will be weight lose OK most people on phase one. However the point of phase one is to start repairing the damage you've done and set your fast cells lose. Once that's done then please two is when you start the real deal. I'm still in the preparation stage for the first phase which is the hardest. O have lots to do and am busy atm so bezh after yud shvat.

Btw dr Ludwig discusses your predicament I highly suggest getting the book for free from audible.
Some musings.

Today was a very hard day. I woke up and stood upon the scale again. Instead of the disappointing same (hasn't gone down since around day 4 of the diet) numbers it's been showing me the past few days- it had jumped up 5lbs! Now, I know I didn't gain 5lbs of fat in one day. But still. It's annoying. And frustrating. And discouraging. And demoralizing. (I know, I know. I should have listened to you guys... But I only learn from my own [repeated] mistakes).

I cheated today. I had 2 cookies- then 2 chocolates, then another 2 cookies, then some sweet potato chips, then a coffee, then a donut. That's all I ate today.

So I'm starting over.

I'm going to weigh myself just twice more on the next two Mondays. Then I'm done.  I'm chucking the scale out the window. Because for me- it's not about the numbers. It's about health. Even if I don't lose a single pound (heaven help me!) I still have to do it. I just realized I'm not on a diet. I'm not just changing the foods I'm eat for the next few months until I become skinny- and then I can go back to living off bread and potatoes and pasta and pizza. I'd end up right back here. My genes carry a predisposition for insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It isn't fair- and I could cry about until the cows come home, but it won't change a thing. I need to change for life.

I'm adopting a new mantra: Food is fuel and nutrition.
It isn't about pleasure (though it shouldn't be a punishment). It isn't about obsession, or boredom, or comfort.

Food is fuel and nutrition.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #321 on: January 13, 2016, 07:15:42 PM »
Whipping up a batch of these tonight:

Meat and spinach muffins
http://meljoulwan.com/2008/10/26/eat-your-vegetables-spinach/
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #322 on: January 13, 2016, 07:59:40 PM »
Whipping up a batch of these tonight:

Meat and spinach muffins
http://meljoulwan.com/2008/10/26/eat-your-vegetables-spinach/
3 16-oz. Bags of bodek. That's one expensive recipe
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #323 on: January 14, 2016, 11:18:31 AM »
Some musings.

Today was a very hard day. I woke up and stood upon the scale again. Instead of the disappointing same (hasn't gone down since around day 4 of the diet) numbers it's been showing me the past few days- it had jumped up 5lbs! Now, I know I didn't gain 5lbs of fat in one day. But still. It's annoying. And frustrating. And discouraging. And demoralizing. (I know, I know. I should have listened to you guys... But I only learn from my own [repeated] mistakes).

I cheated today. I had 2 cookies- then 2 chocolates, then another 2 cookies, then some sweet potato chips, then a coffee, then a donut. That's all I ate today.

So I'm starting over.

I'm going to weigh myself just twice more on the next two Mondays. Then I'm done.  I'm chucking the scale out the window. Because for me- it's not about the numbers. It's about health. Even if I don't lose a single pound (heaven help me!) I still have to do it. I just realized I'm not on a diet. I'm not just changing the foods I'm eat for the next few months until I become skinny- and then I can go back to living off bread and potatoes and pasta and pizza. I'd end up right back here. My genes carry a predisposition for insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It isn't fair- and I could cry about until the cows come home, but it won't change a thing. I need to change for life.

I'm adopting a new mantra: Food is fuel and nutrition.
It isn't about pleasure (though it shouldn't be a punishment). It isn't about obsession, or boredom, or comfort.

Food is fuel and nutrition.

Wow. That's really powerful. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #324 on: January 14, 2016, 11:22:35 AM »
Wow. That's really powerful. Thanks for sharing!

+1

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #325 on: January 18, 2016, 11:11:25 AM »
everyone please update wiki
#TYH

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #326 on: January 18, 2016, 11:37:01 AM »
Ok, guys.

Last week! Last chance!

Remember $200 is on the line!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #327 on: January 18, 2016, 11:41:59 AM »
I give up on winning.

Vanilla is crushing it!!

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #328 on: January 18, 2016, 12:07:29 PM »
I give up on winning.

Vaenilla is crushing it!!

FTFY ;)  but dont give up. even if you fell you dont have a chance to win. you still have a chance to help yourself
#TYH

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #329 on: January 18, 2016, 12:17:47 PM »
Some musings.

Today was a very hard day. I woke up and stood upon the scale again. Instead of the disappointing same (hasn't gone down since around day 4 of the diet) numbers it's been showing me the past few days- it had jumped up 5lbs! Now, I know I didn't gain 5lbs of fat in one day. But still. It's annoying. And frustrating. And discouraging. And demoralizing. (I know, I know. I should have listened to you guys... But I only learn from my own [repeated] mistakes).

I cheated today. I had 2 cookies- then 2 chocolates, then another 2 cookies, then some sweet potato chips, then a coffee, then a donut. That's all I ate today.

So I'm starting over.

I'm going to weigh myself just twice more on the next two Mondays. Then I'm done.  I'm chucking the scale out the window. Because for me- it's not about the numbers. It's about health. Even if I don't lose a single pound (heaven help me!) I still have to do it. I just realized I'm not on a diet. I'm not just changing the foods I'm eat for the next few months until I become skinny- and then I can go back to living off bread and potatoes and pasta and pizza. I'd end up right back here. My genes carry a predisposition for insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It isn't fair- and I could cry about until the cows come home, but it won't change a thing. I need to change for life.

I'm adopting a new mantra: Food is fuel and nutrition.
It isn't about pleasure (though it shouldn't be a punishment). It isn't about obsession, or boredom, or comfort.

Food is fuel and nutrition.

excerpt from my blog back in April:

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During the week I constantly repeat what my surgeon told me before I changed. “Food is not a gormet experience. It’s what my body NEEDS and right now my body needs ___ (a salad, a workout, etc). This helps a lot. I don’t even crave the junk I used to eat on a regular basis.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #330 on: January 18, 2016, 01:14:57 PM »
excerpt from my blog back in April:
And where does that post from April leave you today?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #331 on: January 18, 2016, 01:46:37 PM »
And where does that post from April leave you today?

i don't understand your question
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #332 on: January 18, 2016, 01:47:40 PM »
i don't understand your question
Did it work?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #333 on: January 18, 2016, 01:48:19 PM »
Did it work?

so far so good. i don't repeat that mantra anymore though :)
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #334 on: January 23, 2016, 07:33:19 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 #335 on: January 25, 2016, 08:11:50 AM »
Time to weigh in. Update the wiki and let's see who won!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #336 on: January 25, 2016, 08:12:14 AM »
Time to weigh in. Update the wiki and let's see who won!
I surrender...

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #337 on: January 25, 2016, 10:33:59 AM »
Updated. Thank you all for pushing me, motivating me, and helping me.
I wish the whatsapp group would stay as active as the first week. But I guess we all have our busy lives.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #338 on: January 25, 2016, 07:03:31 PM »
Last chance to update the wiki- I'll paypal the winnings at 9pm!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #339 on: January 25, 2016, 09:12:00 PM »
Updated. Thank you all for pushing me, motivating me, and helping me.

+1 and thanks Wayfe for the idea and for putting it together!
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I wish this thread would stay as active as the first week. But I guess we all have our busy lives.
FTFM and +1

To be fair, I believe I started at a much lower weight than the other participants so counting percentage, I lost the most. I only lost 13.2 lbs. and my goal was 25-30. Maybe the whole theory that the more you weight the faster you lose is not true? Listen, we had a study of 10 people😊
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