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Re: Need advice/tips for Biggest Loser competition

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:17 am
by Madison
Sticky Spice wrote:My employer is doing a Biggest Loser competition and the gal running it says we're doing it like the tv show - it's what % of body weight you lose. Winner gets cash.


Sounds like your employer is looking to save some money on his health insurance costs for the office.

Sounds like everyone has given pretty good advice as to how to win this thing though. Good luck. ;-D

Re: Need advice/tips for Biggest Loser competition

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:22 am
by Arlo
Madison wrote:Sounds like everyone has given pretty good advice as to how to win this thing though.

Yeah, nobody's even mentioned amputation as a fast weight-loss option yet... :-D

Re: Need advice/tips for Biggest Loser competition

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:13 pm
by Madison
Arlo wrote:
Madison wrote:Sounds like everyone has given pretty good advice as to how to win this thing though.

Yeah, nobody's even mentioned amputation as a fast weight-loss option yet... :-D


8-o


Well, I guess that would depend on just exactly how much the winner gets, and how bad they want/need to win. :-o


:-b

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:18 am
by Sticky Spice
update

There are 63 participants and at the first weigh-in I'm in 4th place. I lost 17.5 lbs, part of which is due to your helpful hints like drinking a s**tload of water before first weigh-in.

The winner at the first weigh-in got an IPod. He lost 22 lbs. I heard he did something called the cabbage diet. I think that gives me a longer-term advantage as our final weigh-in is March 17th and I'm doing it the old-fashioned way with diet and exercise.

Gone cold turkey on sugar drinks. I've enjoyed Kool-Aid made with Splenda, Diet A&W Root Beer, Diet Cheerwine, and did not like Diet Coke or Diet Coke with Splenda. Nasty aftertastes. I have Diet 7up w/ Splenda and Diet Dr Pepper in the fridge to try next.

I'm loving the Lean Cuisines and Smart Ones frozen meals. They are a great deal when they're on sale and they taste as good if not better than any other frozen meal. I recommend the salmon w/ basil.

Big support from my wife who's been successfully making all kinds of new dishes that fit my diet. ;-D

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:45 am
by LooseCannon
You better come away with something in this thing, otherwise all that hard work for nothing (except for the fact that you are lighter)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:35 pm
by MMoNeY24
LooseCannon wrote:You better come away with something in this thing, otherwise all that hard work for nothing (except for the fact that you are lighter)


That's more rewarding than an iPod or some cash depending on how much you lose IMO.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:39 pm
by suppasonic
I would somewhat avoid the frozen meals. They are chock full of salt and preservitives (even though they are low on calories/fat). Stick to fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible (avoid things like potatoes of course). But occasional healthy choice/other like things are alright.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:34 pm
by Pedantic
How many miles are you running a week?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:44 pm
by Sticky Spice
I don't know in miles. I work about 4 nights a week and after I work I use the treadmill in the gym for about 45 mins. I do not run but I do a strenuous walk with incline. When I'm not working I come up with a walk in my neighborhood approximately the same time amount that I do at work.

We do also have elliptical machines at work - one of which can track your heart rate.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:53 am
by Sticky Spice
Thanks for the tips, guys!

Oh yeah, I'm the 2nd place dude whose head they stretched out, or maybe I'm just related to Sam Cassell :-B

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