Thursday, September 17, 2009

Betsy's loss

I decided I'd keep track of my weight on here on the 1st and 15th each month. So, for mid-September I've lost 5 lbs! Woohoo! Using the formula, that is a weight loss of 2.21% How are you all doing?

Monday, September 14, 2009


We have a few more beginning weights to add. Debbie joined in at 218 lbs and Dan decided to try his hand at the pot beginning at 250 lbs. James has also joined us, but I haven't gotten his starting weight yet. He did put his money in and I know he's already lost some weight - we've got our work cut out for us! Let's do it!

Just received money from Carolyn, Caryn, and Cherie! The pot is up to $70! Still need Cherie's beginning weight.

The POT!

We've got some actual money in the pot! $40 so far! Dan, Deb, James and I have paid. Just thought I'd put this up to provide some inspiration for the week. I know there are at least 3 (4?) more who will be paying - so $70 is pretty good, you can do a lot with that!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1.005 %

I lost two pounds this week. Yeah. Hope everyone is doing well with their goal. Keep motivated.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Teri's Starting Weigh In and Photo

OK, here goes. This is me at 180 pounds. I'm excited about this challenge. I hope I'm doing this right.

My picture

I liked that Betsy put on a picture. It's great motivation to want to see a change. Here's mine and I've uploaded some others as well.

Margaret at 199

Caryn at start weight

Carolyn at start weight

I hope you guys don't mind me putting up the pictures.

How to calculate your weight loss percentage

I thought this might be a helpful tool to keep you motivated. I plan to keep track of my weight loss percentage each week in a spreadsheet. To figure out your percentage you have to know two things, your initial weight (IW) and your actual weight (AW). Here's the math for you.

IW - AW / IW * 100 = weight loss percentage

Here's my results after one day

199 - 198 / 199 *100 = .502 %

Pretty simple. Hope this helps some. Keep motivated!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Betsy's First Weigh-in

That picture makes me sick! Okay, so it's been a long, busy day and I'm really tired. That's why it's 9:30 before I'm getting this post done! I weighed in today at 226 and my scale does body fat percentage, too - that's at 44%. Sick, almost half my weight is fat! So, I'm definitely ready to make some changes. Kind of disappointed that today wasn't so great. I didn't get to exercise or really pay attention to my food. I'm positive, though, and feel certain that it will get better. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Glad to see the other weigh-ins. Nobody should feel bad - if this works, we'll all be lighter soon! I've gotten used to seeing that number on my scale, and am kind of grateful that it doesn't depress me. I got up to 256 when I was pregnant, so that number is almost exciting - 30 lbs. already! LOL. My hard thing will be fitting in the exercise and staying out of the food when I get stressed. Next post I'll share what I'm going to replace the food with when things get crazy! Keep smiling! - Betsy

Time to get serious!

So, here it is September 1st. I'm officially beginning my new regimen. I refuse to "diet" but I have decided to watch what I eat and begin a new exercise program. I don't want to tell everyone but here is my official weight this morning. Please just read over it. LOL. I weight ... drum roll please ... 199. I guess I'm okay with that because it is under 200. Just barely though. Good luck to everyone participating. This will be a fun challenge.