I am very proud of myself and had no idea until...

@taface412 (3175)
United States
January 6, 2009 1:59pm CST
I decided to weigh myself after the new year. Everyone else was doing it because they came up with a weight loss challenge at work. So I went in and weighed...not only did I maintain my weight thru the holidays I lost an additional two pounds. So I decided I am joining the group challenge at work. We are split into 2 groups (weight groups) because some are targeting 40 pounds. I cannot and some others cannot ideally do this because we would wind up in the hospital...so we are in the group for toning and weight loss. I am wanting to lose 20 pounds in a four month period. Each time we weigh in (twice a month) it's $5 and the weigh in money is going to be split between each group for a first prize and some extra prizes so everyone wins something. I think we will be able to do this, because we tried something similar to this yearsago and it became catty....and I dropped out due to that. But this group is different so I know we can work together. Are you joining a weight loss challenge?
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@KrauseHome (36029)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Well, I have been Lucky enough to loose over 30 pds. myself in 2008, and would Love to loose the last 20 I feel I need too this yr. somehow as well. For me, I am insulin Diabetic so loosing any weight, and being able to do a lot of things to keep it off is a challenge. I work as a Dispatcher/Calltaker for a cab company so I sit for 8 hrs. and also have Severe arthritis and other issues that make me sometimes not be able to do much, so it is a challenge, but with each pound I loose it makes me Happy as well.
• United States
7 Jan 09
That sounds like fun, nothing like a little competition to help you reach your goal, good luck and stop reaching for those chips! Sorry, I just wanted to help.
• United States
6 Jan 09
We have something smiliar at my work but it is all indiviual. But it more towards living a more healthy lifestyle then losing weight. I am not joining a weight loss challenge since I want to lose a consider amount of weight (70 lbs).
@Seppy1984 (2145)
• United States
6 Jan 09
That is so cool that you have a group challenge like that because it gets you motivated. Man I wish I had enough friends and family members that wanted to do this. Because I have decided that this is the year for me to lose weight. Although I do know a group of people who are doing a weight lose challenge. With them there are no prizes for the winners or at least not that I know of but what they do each time is something else. They weigh in once a week and the person who lost the least weight or gained weight has to eat whatever the person who loses the most weight chooses. So I think that would be a great way to get motivated too. At least for me it would be because I would not want to eat something I don't like so there for I would bust my butt to lose the most weight. But you guys have such a great idea here. I wish you the best of luck at winning the money and also at losing weight. Happy Mylotting