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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 #340 on: January 25, 2016, 09:22:18 PM »
If someone gets me a scale I'm in for a new round.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #341 on: January 25, 2016, 09:24:29 PM »
I'm in for a new round.
+1, I have another 15 lbs. to cut down.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #342 on: January 25, 2016, 09:28:50 PM »
+1, I have another 15 lbs. to cut down.
And $200 bucks short a flight to milan
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #343 on: January 25, 2016, 11:24:30 PM »
Congratulations Venilla! Well done!
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #344 on: January 25, 2016, 11:27:42 PM »
Ok, round 2.

Do we start tomorrow or do we break for a bit? My birthday's on Wednesday  ;)
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #345 on: January 25, 2016, 11:29:26 PM »
So it's been a month. Any thoughts?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #346 on: January 25, 2016, 11:40:09 PM »
I'd probably be in for round two.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #347 on: January 25, 2016, 11:41:04 PM »
I'd probably be in for round two.
I'm in if I can start doing the always hungry diet already

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #348 on: January 26, 2016, 02:19:13 AM »
I'd probably be in for round two.
I would like to be in as well, chance to start fresh.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #349 on: January 26, 2016, 12:25:50 PM »
Anyone interested in pm'ing the participants that did not update the wiki?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #350 on: January 26, 2016, 01:32:36 PM »
I might be interested in joining the next round.
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #351 on: January 26, 2016, 01:57:02 PM »
Some of my friends and I have been doing a bit of a different game for the last ~15 weeks with 5 guys and I am down nearly 30 pounds. I wonder if people here would like this a bit more.

Way it works is everyone sets their own goals for the next X number of weeks. You set a goal for each and every week. So lets say this was a 8 week game my goals would be like this:

Week 1. 168
Week 2. 167
Week 3. 166
Week 4. 165
Week 5. 164
Week 6. 163
Week 7. 162
Week 8. 161

Your goals can be higher to challenge yourself more. You also can set a goal some weeks of maintaining (i.e. lets say you know that week you will be on vacation or a family simcha etc you can set that up in advance) although no setting goals to gain weight.

Each week you have to hit the goals that you set for yourself, if you do not you have to pay everyone in the group who hit their goals X dollars (we did 3 so with 5 guys it was 15 dollars max if you were the only one who didn't make it). If lots of people join we could do $1, so for example if there are 10 people and they all hit their goals that week but I do not then I have to pay $1 to each person in the group.

One of the nice things about this is it really forces you to be good because you don't want to get to far behind where the later weeks will be impossible to catch up on if you are not doing good in the earlier weeks. It also doesn't have the drawback of the original game in this thread where even when you do your best someone else can end up taking all the money because they lost more weight then you.


thoughts or clarifications? I think me personally I would prefer this to be a 4 or 5 week game and then people can set new goals again if they would like to go again.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #352 on: January 26, 2016, 02:00:59 PM »
thoughts or clarifications?
I like this idea better than the winner-takes-all way.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #353 on: January 26, 2016, 02:03:46 PM »
I like this idea better than the winner-takes-all way.
Agreed
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #354 on: January 26, 2016, 02:12:28 PM »
Forgot to add that at any time you can adjust your goals to make them harder but not to make them easier.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #355 on: January 26, 2016, 02:39:24 PM »
I like your idea @12HRS

I found that once you already paid the money- it's kind of easier to forget about it and neglect your goals. You don't feel as guilty. If you know that you will have to pay in the future- that might be more motivating.

Are we all ready to start on Thursday? Or should we start on the 1st of Feb.?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #356 on: January 26, 2016, 02:43:09 PM »
Only thing- how do we make sure that everybody who commits will actually pay up and not just drop out?
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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #357 on: January 26, 2016, 02:47:20 PM »
Only thing- how do we make sure that everybody who commits will actually pay up and not just drop out?


obviously I would prefer to do this with people that have been around and therefore there is a bit of an honor system (same as in the previous game where anyone could lie about how much they lost)

thats one of the reasons that a 5 week program is good, realistically if a person cares they won't lose but even f they mess up the last couple weeks it won't be so painful that they wouldn't pay. if it was 10 or more weeks and by 5 weeks someone is out its going to be very hard for them to cough up 10/15 every week.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #358 on: January 26, 2016, 02:49:53 PM »
just remembered that a rav told us to be "makneh" the money that you could potentially owe ahead of time.

we could also collect $50 per person and then every week if you make it give $10 back or distribute to the group.

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Re: DDF Weight Loss Challenge
« Reply #359 on: January 26, 2016, 02:55:00 PM »

we could also collect $50 per person and then every week if you make it give $10 back or distribute to the group.
This ^ negates

I like your idea @12HRS

I found that once you already paid the money- it's kind of easier to forget about it and neglect your goals. You don't feel as guilty. If you know that you will have to pay in the future- that might be more motivating.
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