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Time for the next challenge...
4th of July Challenge!

Here we go with the rules and instructions:
1. Be sure and log in here on Friday, May 30, 2014 to post your start weight and your goal weight for the challenge.
2. When setting your goal, keep in mind that this challenge is only 4 weeks long (5 weigh-ins).
3. Weigh in every Friday and post your updates here.
4. Watch the data at 4th of July Challenge (click to be taken to an online spreadsheet) to see our progress as individuals and as a team.

GOOD LUCK!

Note for you non-USA folks...even though it is not your country's Independence Day, it is definitely your country's "Fourth of July" (I mean, it's the 4th of July everywhere, right?!?) So here's hoping you'll think of this as a holiday to share with us and join in on the fun here. Happy 4th of July, folks!

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Here are a couple of reminders for the regular Challenge participants as well as any new folks that want to join us:



  • Although the weigh-ins are scheduled to occur on Fridays, as the challenge ends on Friday, July 4, you are welcome to adjust this to whatever works for you. We're definitely flexible here.
  • You'll know that I've updated the spreadsheet with your data when you see a "Like" from me (BeaAmaya) on your weigh-in post.
  • EVERYONE who is working toward a goal is welcome to join us in this. We've had some very successful pre-surgery participants before, participants that are at goal, in "maintenance" mode, and simply wanting to maintain their weight, and a whole bunch of us that fall somewhere in the middle. All are welcome here!
  • When a question is asked or a comment made that seems to be directed at me, FEEL FREE TO RESPOND. I'm merely the volunteer that keeps the stats for the group...it's really the group itself that keeps the group going, and individual participation in cheering on, consoling, providing input, etc. is really what makes the challenges work for us all. So yes, please, be an active participant when you can!
  • The spreadsheet may look a little funny now, with a lot of people showing a start weight of 200 and goal weight of 199. :-) These figures are merely placeholders until the challenge gets rolling. I'll change the text color from gray to black when "real" data gets entered.
  • I try to post a kind of wrap-up from the previous week just before a new round of weigh-ins are recorded. In this post I try to list everyone who has crossed a "border" of some kind. For example, I was THRILLED to list my own name in crossing over from the 200s to the 190s (ONEDERLAND) during the St. Patrick's Day challenge. I'm currently chasing another move from the 180s into the 170s for this challenge and will proudly list my name along with all the others who make a "border crossing" when this happens.

Hope this helps!


Bea


Edited by Bea Amaya

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Yea Bea on your successes and willingness to document theses challenges for us. Count me in!!!! May has been about the 230's for me so I expect June to be more about the 220's. My goal will be 220 by July 4th, but that may be a big stretch...

Of course that's why this is a challenge....

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I'm in! Goal weight 140.

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count me in again even though i think i'm heading into a stall :o

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I'm in. Current 231. Goal 215

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I am in for the challenge. I will post my goal and current weight next week. Thanks for keeping the challenges going!

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I'm in! 140 by July 4! Thats 4lbs, not a lot, but I'm closing on total goal so it's getting tougher. I think this will be my last challenge. I really want to get that 136, but I don't believe it will be healthy for me to do so.

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I'm in!! I decided to make a lofty goal and work my Buns off! I have my 9 month check up the week after the last weigh in for this challenge and I really want to make it a great number they see.

So...goal is 172..starting at 182.

Edited by gomekast

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I am in!!!!

I'll check back on Monday after the Memorial Day challenge is dove! As always, Bea, thank you

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I'm new to this but going to join in!

I'm only 5 and a bit weeks out and in a stall, so looking forward to short term goal setting instead just looking at the end goal which seems like it will take forever!

I'm in Oz so I think I'll post my CW and GW my time so I don't forget if that's ok :-)

Feeling like this is just what I need :-) Thank you

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I'm so in!! July 4th is my birthday, so whatever I lose will be an awesome birthday present!

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