My Entry for the RJ Weightloss Challenge was Chosen

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    Sep 03, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    I'm feeling a bit nervous about it as this is the first time I have ever commited to something like this.

  • Timbales

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    Sep 03, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    Good for you! It's normal to be nervous. Stick with it and remember it will take time.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 03, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    Congratulations. It's an important step on the way to the new you.
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    Sep 03, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    Good for you. Don't give up.

    Do it for your health an not the looks, and you'll do great.

    best wishes

    Gus
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    Sep 03, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    Afterwards, you'll be glad you did do it, and you'll be thankful.

    Keep your head up and you'll be fine!
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    Sep 03, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    I am in there with you, NoName. We can commisserate together over our plate of lettuce ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    I am very excited. I need something like this to make me commit. I think I will have an easier time commiting, since I know it is being guided by someone who knows what he is doing.
  • Puppy80

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    Sep 03, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    Congrats to you both! Can't wait to see the final results guys :-)
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    Sep 03, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    One more who's in there with NoName and Caslon. I'm looking forward to it. Of course, it's going to push me a bit, but that's the whole point.
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    Sep 03, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    Congratz, it's always easier as a team.
  • Puppy80

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    Sep 03, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    Makes me wish I had entered icon_sad.gif Oh well. There's always next time!
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    Sep 03, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    You guys go!!!! I'm behind you all the way. Keep us updated on how you're doing!! Good Luck!
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    Sep 03, 2008 11:04 PM GMT
    Good luck to all of you! Keep us up to date on how it's going -
  • olden

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    Sep 03, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    Senior member of the Challenge team checking in. You aint seen as much success as we are going to have. LOL
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    Hey! I'm there with you guys! This is a great opportunity and I couldn't be more honored than to be going through it with you guys! Ever need any encouragment, just drop me a line.

    I think I'll definitely need an occassional lolcat to keep my spirits up.

    -Den
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    I will be a part of the challenge as well and am very anxious and excited about the possibilities. I have really "let myself go" over the past 12 years. Now that I am ALMOST 40...I'm beginning to realize what a benefit being in shape is to my health. I won't be able to lose all the weight I NEED to lose during the next 8 weeks, but I will complete this challenge and then continue until I reach my goal; to be back to my pre-relationship weight and be much stronger and healthier than today.
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    Good to hear guys! Keep your chin up even on the toughest of days! Keep us posted.
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    This is all about trying something new, and knowing that you have the support to do it. Between the guys here and the nutritionists getting us to do something different, it should help out of a lot.

    Sure this can be scary, but think of it as a way to get a different result from what you've accomplished before.

    I get the feeling that there will be plenty of opportunities with this to post and get help. I think it will be a welcome positive contribution to the boards.
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    I'm right there with you!! Also going for it, Kind of the last kick to a longtime goal. I think it's going to fun, maybe...
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    I'll be there with you all making my lifestyle changes too! I can't wait to get started and get on with the new and improved HEALTHIER me! Congratulations to all that have been selected to participate. WE CAN DO IT!!!

  • fitdude62

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    Sep 04, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    You've got great support from all of us that have been where you are! You've made the choice....that is the hardest part. Now just do it.....YEA!

    One of my favorite sayings;

    "Believing requires action"

    That's where you are.

    Go for it!

    David
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:45 AM GMT

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    Sep 04, 2008 7:58 AM GMT
    I am glad that there already is so much support! I also entered and was chosen. I really want to be trim... my weight has fluctuated a lot (for me) over the last 10 years. Some of it was just puberty and then college, but now I'm an adult in the real world, and over the last 4 months, I've gained 15 lbs. Very disappointing to myself when I entered the contest and weighed myself. icon_redface.gif I am very much looking forward to dropping back down to a 32" waist (I HOPE!) if not, just trimming down and losing fat would be great!

    I want to wish tons of luck and support to my comrades in this lifestyle changing adventure! icon_biggrin.gif It's going to be fantasticicon_exclaim.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:38 AM GMT
    My biggest problem is that I just recently starting moving backwards instead of forwards. I had made so much great progress this year when I started getting into triathlons. I was losing weight, toning up, and feeling great. Then in June of this year, for some reason I'm still not sure of, I lost all control. I started eating everything that wasn't tied down, I lost almost all interest in working out and had to force myself to, maybe, run once a week and workout once a week.

    I'm hoping this will show me how to keep my energy up by controlling how I eat and what foods I eat.

    Very excited,
    Den
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:53 AM GMT
    Hey Everyone! When I found out that they picked me, I was shocked! Now I really have to do this! I do have the support of my husband and friend so hopefully I will do well! I hope ALL of us do well! Let's all support each other and I am sure we can learn to make this lifestyle change a permanent one!

    Hugs to all of you and thanks ahead of time for everything!!

    Chris O
  • Kagato

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    Sep 04, 2008 7:27 PM GMT
    One more contestant, saying hi to you all icon_cool.gif

    I'm also pretty nervous about this - usually pretty shy and introverted, so this is an opportunity not only for me to loose weight, but to get myself out there and try and meet some people.

    Heh, I think this is even my first post on these forums...

    Good luck to everyone!