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    2009 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge

    I am working on losing about 25 pounds, but taken in one big chunk, that just seems like too big and generic a number to grab onto. So my 2009 goal will be to lose one pound each week, until I get to my desired weight.

    I am avoiding the scales, due to Christmas over-indulgery (yes, I know that is not really a word ), but on January 1, which is a Thursday, I will face the scale once again (just wish it didn't have that irritating body fat reader on it - THAT's depressing!) and get my baseline. Then, every Saturday, starting January 10th, I'm going to try to be at least one pound lighter. If I can do this, I will be where I want to be by approximately the middle of the year.

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    Great minds think alike....lol. I think this is the third challenge of yours that I have joined for next year, but this goes along perfectly with what my dr. wants me to do.
    Can't wait to get started...

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    Thank you. Yes, I think a pound a week is a reasonable amount. No starvation or death marches required.

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    This is a great idea! And a wonderfully healthy and manageable weightloss plan. I'd like to join you too. I think my scale is still floating around in my trunk with the last few things I never bothered to haul in after the move. I'll have to find it!

    My elliptical is out in the un-heated sunroom so I'll move that inside somewhere in preparation. I've been eying up the adjustable dumbbells for a while too...I used to work as a construction mechanic and I miss having little girly muscles. I'd like to start calorie counting again and work even harder on adding more raw foods to my diet.

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    I still need to lose another 65 pounds or so - more like 70 once we get past the Holidays, so starting 1/3, I'll be back on the regular diet, with the goal of 1 to 2 pounds per week.

    So sign me up for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vigilant20 View Post
    I've been eying up the adjustable dumbbells for a while too...I used to work as a construction mechanic and I miss having little girly muscles.
    I made progress already! Frugal progress at that. I remembered my parents used to have some. My dad doesn't want to part with the bar or one set of weights, but he said he had like 15 spare weights I could take this weekend, so I just need to buy the handles for them

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    Id like to join also. I need the motivation and I'm unsure of what things really work and what things do not work! I'm excited to be a part of this
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    Very cool! You can also use them as free weights - no handles required. You've inspired me to go dust off *my* free weights. I have them ranging from 1 lb to 20 lb. (Used to have up to 40, but never used the larger ones, so I gave those away.) I was THIS close to free-cycling the weights I had left, but now all those free-cyclers are just going to have to find their weights somewhere else!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhen View Post
    Very cool! You can also use them as free weights - no handles required. You've inspired me to go dust off *my* free weights. I have them ranging from 1 lb to 20 lb. (Used to have up to 40, but never used the larger ones, so I gave those away.) I was THIS close to free-cycling the weights I had left, but now all those free-cyclers are just going to have to find their weights somewhere else!!
    Cool! We can be muscular together....lol. Good tip about using them alone. Sadly all my freebies are 3 pounders so not really enough to do alone, and I've got the carpel tunnel so I need a good grip

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    Ooh, I could have arms that don't resemble chicken wings?

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    I so need to do this for myself. Hmmm. But I have committed to losing weight so many times . . . let me get back to you on this one. I only want to commit this if I am going to follow through.

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    I'd like to join in too! A big goal of mine to lose weight and I agree that one pound a week is a lot easier to think about than the 35 I would like to lose.

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    I can do it! I need to lose about 20 pounds.

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    I'm in!!! Need to lose some.

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    Ok...I need to do this. I have about 25 pounds I would love to part with. I am at my all time heaviest and need some accountability. Are we going to do weekly weigh-in's with the pounds lost (and not what we actually weigh)? This challenge should tie in with my cooking more meals at home and not eating out as much. A pound a week sounds reasonable and I may lose more than that at first and then taper off. So...if I lose a pound a week, I should reach my goal weight by the end of June and then the rest of the year I can work on maintenance.

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