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Peter_Puget

Weight Loss Contest

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So where are we at on this contest. I think I could smoke all of you on either the gain or loss competition (though I would much prefer to lose.) It would have to be high stakes though, something like winner gets to be part of a muffy/arch sandwich, withe sherri rubbing the feet.

 

Who is in?

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So where are we at on this contest. I think I could smoke all of you on either the gain or loss competition (though I would much prefer to lose.) It would have to be high stakes though, something like winner gets to be part of a muffy/arch sandwich, withe sherri rubbing the feet.

 

Who is in?

 

:lmao::lmao: now thats funny thats a sandwich that needs no filling ;)

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i just want to ogle the sandwich, until I can no longer stand it and eat the whole damn thing. Ruff. Ruff. :chebit:

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In the midst of my voluntary Beefcake4000 liftothon this winter I found that when I got over about 182 I hit the "wardrobe limit" and most of my clothes - but especially my pants - were maxed out. I had to unbutton my pants when I sat down, and some shirts that used to fit started looking like metrosexual clubwear. At that point I ended the experiment and dropped down to around 175, and then had a couple of injuries that put the kibosh on the lifting for a while and dropped back down to the long-term set-point of 170.

 

Since I absolutely hate spending money on clothes, and try to minimize my expenses in this area - I figure that if push came to shove my desire to avoid buying new clothes to accomodate my increased girth would keep any involuntary weight-gain in check. Anyhow - this got me wondering how much room for expansion most people have in their wardrobes, and whether this plays into anyone else's weight control regimen.

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Four to 12? Not really that familiar with women's sizes, but what kind of a weight range does that encompass? Does either end represent an unhealthy extreme for you?

 

I've worn the same stuff anywhere from ~160 to a few pounds north of 180, but have spent the most time in the 168-172 range.

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That range is from 120-140 (funny enough, same 20 lb range you have). Alhough I wear a 12 when I am 140, it is mostly b/c I like my clothes to be loose fitting and comfortable--I like room to breathe.

I am most comfortable at 130. I look too fat at 140 (where I currently am) and too old at 120 (not enough flesh on my face). Although I am not unhealthy at 140 per normal standards, it is considered unhealthy for me for medical considerations. My doc warned me to get back down to 130, and I need to do so.

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Oh, and the average woman size in America is 14; but most climber chicks are usually around an 8 in my estimate. Good healthy group!!

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That range is from 120-140 (funny enough, same 20 lb range you have). Alhough I wear a 12 when I am 140, it is mostly b/c I like my clothes to be loose fitting and comfortable--I like room to breathe.

I am most comfortable at 130. I look too fat at 140 (where I currently am) and too old at 120 (not enough flesh on my face). Although I am not unhealthy at 140 per normal standards, it is considered unhealthy for me for medical considerations. My doc warned me to get back down to 130, and I need to do so.

 

Were we separated at birth, Arch? A long lost sister? Seriously that is spot on both in the range of sizes and weights though I feel best around 126-8.

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That range is from 120-140 (funny enough, same 20 lb range you have). Alhough I wear a 12 when I am 140, it is mostly b/c I like my clothes to be loose fitting and comfortable--I like room to breathe.

I am most comfortable at 130. I look too fat at 140 (where I currently am) and too old at 120 (not enough flesh on my face). Although I am not unhealthy at 140 per normal standards, it is considered unhealthy for me for medical considerations. My doc warned me to get back down to 130, and I need to do so.

 

Were we separated at birth, Arch? A long lost sister? Seriously that is spot on both in the range of sizes and weights though I feel best around 126-8.

We probably were. I'm that evil twin people are always asking you about.

 

Thanks ZimZam! I really honestly think that posting stuff here and chatting with folks here helps. Getting advice and hearing stories from folks here is great! I never thought the "support group" thing was worth much, but I am changing my mind.

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That range is from 120-140 (funny enough, same 20 lb range you have). Alhough I wear a 12 when I am 140, it is mostly b/c I like my clothes to be loose fitting and comfortable--I like room to breathe.

I am most comfortable at 130. I look too fat at 140 (where I currently am) and too old at 120 (not enough flesh on my face). Although I am not unhealthy at 140 per normal standards, it is considered unhealthy for me for medical considerations. My doc warned me to get back down to 130, and I need to do so.

 

Were we separated at birth, Arch? A long lost sister? Seriously that is spot on both in the range of sizes and weights though I feel best around 126-8.

 

add me to that list. is it possible we are as set of triplets?

 

my smallest clothes are a 4 and i can wear those at 125 and under

i am sitting at 142 right now and am wearing 10's (but i like my clothes fitted) i am happist 128-132

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don't forget everyone. weigh in on monday.

 

 

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I've dropped 3 1/2 lbs so far. I think 180 would be about right, but I'll have to do better than 15 lbs drop to get there.

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Hmmm. This is something I should have started long before any talk of a contest, but I guess I should have held on to my weight and spent my time eating ice cream.

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I outsmarted you AlpineK and have been pounding the Ice Cream and am peaked out and ready to lose.

 

What is the contest: Gross pounds, percentages? How long is the contest lasting? What does Arch do for the winner? Rules/Prizes?

 

Somebody specify so I can get the incentive straight in my mind.

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One month. Separate prizes for greatest percentage lost and greatest number of pounds lost.

 

Winners will receive Karen Carpenter CD's and Posters....

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What does Arch do for the winner?

 

We'll have a whole month to fantasize about that one, but I know I already am a winner ;)

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