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lundojam
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02/09/2019 08:17AM
Anyone? We could do % of body weight, honor system, and BWCA-themed incentives/prizes. Ideas? Interest? I can envision humorous before-and-after pictures, for example.

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02/09/2019 08:47AM
I’m for it... I’ll need a little time to heal. But a negative thirty pounds after would be sweet and make life easier.
02/09/2019 10:00AM
That's an awesome idea!
Upload a pic on the scale to start?
4keys
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02/09/2019 01:32PM
I like the idea but... I tend to gain weight when I diet!
02/09/2019 01:42PM
Your timing isn't good for me. I've been doing a WW system since Thanksgiving and have lost 18 lbs and only 3 lbs from my goal. Darn. Woulda have liked to compete. Good luck!
02/09/2019 03:21PM
I’d be willing to try. My lower back pain is getting to the point that I need to take it seriously and losing some some lbs would be a great start.
schweady
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02/09/2019 03:50PM
If the snow keeps coming for another couple of months, I'd blow you all away. Lost 6 lbs this past week or two and my main exercise program has been holding the handles of the Ariens.
dbpmw3
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02/09/2019 06:02PM
I’m in. My doctor just called and said I have
6 months to lose 5% body weight or he will putting me on a regimen of drugs.
Prediabetic, high cholesterol, poor liver numbers. Get the details settled and let’s
Go!

DrBobDerrig
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02/09/2019 06:37PM
No problem here.. 6 months of chemo has gotten me down to 136 # . But this is the last of 12 rounds today so hopefully when the chemo meds wear off I can get my appetite back for sweet stuff like Danish sweet roles etc... I usually am the high 140's.

dr bob
Jamie B.
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02/09/2019 07:29PM
I started this last week day 1 was 200 pounds. Shooting for 185.
02/09/2019 10:59PM
I need to get back to my fighting weight and can use all the motivation I can get.
Bushman
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02/10/2019 05:01AM
Subscribed and awaiting details.

While only 45 this coming August I have a family history of heart disease and I am definitely overweight and do not have the best eating habits. Ok, I have no good eating habits.
I switched to third shift last October and have felt my overall health slip several notches. Poor eating, horrible sleep patterns, way to much coffee and M&Ms and a three week battle with energy drinks.

I am 6' 235 lbs and would love to be under 200 again.

About the only exercise I get nowadays is on the weekends when I cut firewood.
It's exercise yes, cardio? No.

The Dr just put me on cholesterol meds too.

Time to take back control.
Chicagored
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02/10/2019 08:36AM
I started on January 6 at 226.4. Happy to say that this morning I weighed in at 209.8. This year marks our 35th anniversary, and my goal is 180, my weight when we were married, or possibly less. Doing keto, and limiting myself to 25 carbs a day.
02/10/2019 10:55AM
Appreciate the importance of this thread, but had to smile when I logged on and saw it sitting right above a thread titled, "what time is dinner"....
SinglePortage
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02/10/2019 08:30PM
I'm in, waiting for details.
nooneuno
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02/10/2019 09:18PM
I started December 29th at 246, down to 221 so far with a goal of 210. Started out wanting to try the Keto route but just couldn't find away to digest that much fat and eating a stick of butter every meal just didn't float my boat. No fast food (or pretty much any eating out), no potatoes, beans, rice, sugar, wheat, white wine. Mostly protein, Chicken, fish, steaks, eggs, grilled veggies and salads. and cheeses, red wine, Mich Ultra in place of beer (no Mich Ultra is not real beer). Two week backpacking trip planned through Colombia in March, first BW trip for 2019 mid May times a wastin.....
lundojam
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02/11/2019 05:40AM
Should we do a tangible prize? We could each put up a piece of camping gear of similar value. Or a new Rapala? Or, ten bucks, winner take all? Or a combination of the above? Or bragging rights? Your thoughts?
I'm down 19, by the way, and have 56 to go! Yikes! My goal is to portage thin!
02/11/2019 06:40AM
Remember, the more you lose the more you can put in your packs. Haha!
BobDobbs
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02/11/2019 07:54AM
HA! I can't afford to loose weight BEFORE I go to the BW!

Most years I loose 1lb/day during the trip. Probably more as I weigh myself after getting home, and there are always SEVERAL cheeseburgers and beers between exiting the trip and getting on the scale.

BearBurrito
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02/11/2019 08:40AM
I would be in, I need to lose some weight, and find it hard to motivate myself.
TomT
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02/11/2019 09:24AM
Chicagored: "I started on January 6 at 226.4. Happy to say that this morning I weighed in at 209.8. This year marks our 35th anniversary, and my goal is 180, my weight when we were married, or possibly less. Doing keto, and limiting myself to 25 carbs a day."

This really works! I read Dr. Atkins book in 2008 and quickly lost 15 lbs. I learned a lot about nutrition too. Now I rarely have a sugared drink and I keep bread, pasta, etc. to a minimum. I've learned to make a good salad for lunch along with trail mix, yogurt and a fruit. In other words I only have a sandwich 2-3 days a week now.

My achilles heel is dessert after dinner. That's a tough one to kick for me.

TomT
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02/11/2019 09:31AM
nctry: "Remember, the more you lose the more you can put in your packs. Haha!"

Right! Or look at it like if you lose 15 lbs. it's like taking that weight out of your pack. Plus add strength training and it's like taking MORE weight out of the pack!



deepdish71
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02/11/2019 11:06AM
SinglePortage: "I'm in, waiting for details."Same here
sueb2b
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02/11/2019 01:32PM
Already lost about 2/5ths of my weight in the last year, but I'm trying for a few more. I'll look forward to see how this goes.

ChicagoRed -- I'm in agreement that keto is the way to go.
Chicagored
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02/11/2019 01:37PM
sueb2b: "Already lost about 2/5ths of my weight in the last year, but I'm trying for a few more. I'll look forward to see how this goes.


ChicagoRed -- I'm in agreement that keto is the way to go."


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sueb2b
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02/11/2019 03:31PM
You posted you're doing keto. I've been doing that since last April. Pretty amazing change in terms of weight loss.
Chicagored
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02/11/2019 03:47PM
sueb2b: "You posted you're doing keto. I've been doing that since last April. Pretty amazing change in terms of weight loss."

Thought I was sending an emoji of a smiley face, not a question mark. Anyway, good for both of us. I guess we'll both be eating the toppings off the pizza at the canoecopia dinner.
02/11/2019 03:53PM
I'm in, either as a full on participant or at least for support. I need to drop about 15 to "make weight" for Northern Tier next xmas break....
missmolly
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02/11/2019 04:07PM
I'm aboard!
VoyageurNorth
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02/11/2019 04:18PM
Chicagored: "sueb2b: "You posted you're doing keto. I've been doing that since last April. Pretty amazing change in terms of weight loss."


Thought I was sending an emoji of a smiley face, not a question mark. Anyway, good for both of us. I guess we'll both be eating the toppings off the pizza at the canoecopia dinner.
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Hmm, any idea of a dish they make that is way more protein than carbs?
WIMike
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02/11/2019 04:40PM
I've lost 50# since a year ago. Eating better and walking. No special diet, just less junk. And I walk ALOT. I try to get at least 105,000 steps in every week. Some weeks I'm over 140,000. It's not for everyone but it works for me. Hoping to get under 200# for the first time in 20+ years.
sueb2b
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02/11/2019 07:59PM
VoyageurNorth: "Hmm, any idea of a dish they make that is way more protein than carbs? "

Big ol' salads are a fave.
thegildedgopher
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02/12/2019 01:20PM
I would be game to participate. Two years ago I was down to 180, stepped on the scale last week to find 205. At the end of open water with just me in the back of my 14-foot tiller, it was becoming obvious that something had to give.


Lundojam -- I think you're gonna have to just take the lead and set the parameters if you actually want this to happen. I like the Rapala idea but could expand that to tackle in general? I would gladly package up and mail off a tail dancer or two to whoever it is that wins this thing. (It won't be me!)
KarlBAndersen1
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02/12/2019 02:13PM
I've been doing Dolly Parton's grand mother's diet - "Keep yer head out of the lard bucket."
Down almost 10 pounds since Christmas.
mrballast
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02/12/2019 05:56PM
I like the Rapala idea. Maybe a second and third place if enough agree to participate?

1st gets 70%
2nd. 30%
3rd a single rapala.
Photo of toes on scale required. At start.
Must post "after" photo of same within 48 hours of opener?
Come let's go! I got a lot to lose!
lundojam
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02/13/2019 05:49AM
OK. Thanks for the interest and input. Here we go:
The BWCA.com weight loss challenge starts on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The "rules" are as follows:

1. This is supposed to be healthy and fun. Stay positive and supportive. Disputes will be settled by the commissioner's wife, Mrs. Lundojam.

2. To enter, submit a photo of your weigh-in scale. I'll start a new thread. Registration is open as of now. Late comers welcome. Toes need not be included as many weigh in at the gym on a standy-uppy scale.

3. Don't cheat. If you are not sure whether or not something is cheating, that means it's likely cheating.

4. Entry fee: Fifteen ($15) bucks, honor system, to be paid at the conclusion of the contest on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Final weigh-ins will be accepted on May 31 and June 1.

5. Winners determined by total % of initial body weight lost.
1st place: all the money minus $30 (see 4th and 5th place below)
2nd place: three Rapalas in the box
3rd place: two Rapalas in the box
4th place: keep your money
5th place: keep your money
Tiebreaker: earliest registration

6. check in once in a while with progress and support
7. Stay safe

 
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