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Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:26 pm
by LvH
Anybody interested in doing some kind of fat loss group for a month or so? I am just trying to shed about 10-15 lbs, trying to lose fat and keep muscle. I could sure use the extra motivation of talking with some other people who are also trying to do this!

I know there are MANY other sites where people lose weight together, but since I'm vegan and not looking to drop weight at the expense of my health / running speed / strength / emotional health I thought this board might be great.

I expect my goal will take more than a month, but a month seems good for a start, then we can extend it if people find it useful.

We could report in once a week on progress, and check in for encouragement whenever, also.

Any takers?

lf this violates a rule / culture of the board, never mind and sorry! I looked to see if anyone did this here before and it seems it is only the strength trainers who have done this, sort of within other challenges?

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:45 pm
by Fallen_Horse
I know sometimes this site (and VBB, etc.) will have weight loss or fitness challenges which run a month or two or six or whatever, but they haven't been popping up lately. Perhaps getting a new one going is a good idea!

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:59 am
by JP
great idea!

i am currently gaining weight, so cant join in ;)

hope people will take up the challenge and use the support!

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:17 pm
by tal
I'm down for this.

I've been cutting since March, but it has stagnated since around August.

My timeframe is by mid-February (VFW South Africa trip).

Happy to assist if you have any questions.

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:43 pm
by baldy
bulkers vs cutters!
I would like to try put on as much as you lose!

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:12 pm
by LvH
[quote="baldy"]bulkers vs cutters!
I would like to try put on as much as you lose!


haha great idea! JP you can get in on this after all, if you like!

Thanks Fallen_Horse, JP, Talyn, and baldy for the replies!!!

Talyn I'm sure we will have questions for you, thanks and yay you are the first to join!

I'll wait a couple more days, then start it up. People can also join after we start, of course.

Come on people who want to lose some fat, we need you to kick bulker butt!

:cool:

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:19 pm
by tal
10-15 lbs is quite a lot to lose in just one month. You might be better off taking longer, if that's your goal.

But I guess it depends on how much you weigh now.

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:43 pm
by thestoatyone
[quote="baldy"]bulkers vs cutters!
I would like to try put on as much as you lose!


Haha, I'm in!

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:31 pm
by tal
[quote="thestoatyone"][quote="baldy"]bulkers vs cutters!
I would like to try put on as much as you lose!


Haha, I'm in!


Start your own thread then, this is about cutting ;)

inb4takeittovbb.com

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:05 pm
by mabli
I'd like to keep weight off, lose some too. I just need to stop eating cake every day but if its a group/competition Ill be more focussed

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:16 pm
by muchluv
I'd be up for this but I wouldnt be able to start for a couple of weeks - I have a lot of uni work to do and dieting does not go well with that, haha.

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:13 pm
by LvH
[quote="Talyn"]10-15 lbs is quite a lot to lose in just one month. You might be better off taking longer, if that's your goal.


You are right Talyn, in a month I don't think I can lose more than 8 lbs without being miserable. So that will be my goal for this challenge and then I/we can keep going after that.

muchluv, I agree, a lot of uni work and dieting together sucks. Plus maybe the stress will raise your cortisol and make it even harder to lose (if that's how it works - I think I read that somewhere but maybe it's a myth). So yeah just come on in, in a couple of weeks!

mabli you look slender in your avatar already! But you know what is best for you, I'm happy to have you join, and you can help us beat the bulkers! I know it can be very difficult to stop eating something you are used to, like cake.

thestoatyone and baldy, keep posting. You're going down!

I'm going to start a new topic now for the actual challenge.

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:20 pm
by baldy
If I end up losing weight by accident can I switch teams? Do not want to bring shame onto my bulking brothers. :evil:

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:40 pm
by LvH
yeah they might kick you out

Re: Fat loss group?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:19 pm
by tal
[quote="baldy"]If I end up losing weight by accident can I switch teams? Do not want to bring shame onto my bulking brothers. :evil:


You spend a weekend with JP, falafel AND curry, yet still manage to lose weight. That by definition, is shame.

;)