Biggest Loser 8 Fall Challenge -- for losers and maintainers!

lisah0711

♥ her Disney office
Joined
Sep 9, 2005
Welcome Biggest Loser 8 Fall Challenge Participants!

This will be our home for the challenge. Here you will find the QOTD (Question of the Day), the COW (Challenge of the Week), and a list of our participants as well as the results from the weigh ins and the COW.

Anytime that you want to review the detailed information about our challenge check the sticky at the top of this page or use this handy link:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33447438&postcount=1

Our first weigh in is tomorrow. This is a 14 week challenge that ends December
18th! Thank you LuvBaloo for being our weightkeeper!

Good luck to all and may we all be losers (until some of us switch to the maintainer team!)

A big, big thank you to corinnak for designing our official clippie for this challenge!

 

lisah0711

♥ her Disney office
Joined
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

If you are coaching or said you were joining I've listed your name already. If I misspell your name or put your name here in error or forget to add you, no offense, please, just let me know. :)

LOSERS

lisah0711
LuvBaloo
donac
ohMom
MelanieC
corinnak
PrincessVija
sskem96
disneychrista
Worfiedoodles
sahbushka
mikamah
princessbride6205
getnthinr
TammyNC
treehugnmama
jenjolt
CinderellaGirl
Raenstoirm
heather360
olivejuice
50sjayne
MickeyMagic
jimmduck
ShortyNBug
BilltM
DisCanCan
jennz
tigger813
live4christp1
FLAngie
TammyAlphabet
Lifelong Dreamer
ucfsweetie82
SRICE100
Northern Julie
bluecasbah
NC Tink
yukongirl123
dispor
wildfan1473
stitch1986
anewmac
DizzyFORDisney
Colleen27
calypso*a*go-go
chrisula
LM0429
spokanemom
chirugeon
rn4val
dreamlinda
HallsInTheKingdom
susan514
mainegal
America
ScubaD
BernardandMissBianca
hannah'sdad
IceSk8ersMom
basketlacey
matu8063
Kaler131
ReAnSt
Kitten
Desiree
baby1disney
FosterChild
mullysisters
corky441
goldcupmom
wdwscout
shewelch
BeccaGrace
happybratpack
Bewitch324
mchelle77
Cindylou
airtime247
philbenjc
tinashaver
tinkycheeks
anut4disney
MintJulep
MagicMomentsMom
Cinderelly516
lisaviolet
steelpens
maznorm
pjlla
samkj
redwalker
labordefam3
willonlyflytodisney
AlreadyexcitedGrammy
CharityLynn
EeyoresButterfly
Ronda93
piglet18
thelionqueen
taragarza1
MinnieGal
swimchick1984
soozaay
seashell724
tinkamom
disneyjamie
CptJackSparrowsGrl
iluvtig2

through post dated 11/17

MAINTAINERS
Who will the first person on the maintainer team? popcorn:: (please note this popcorn is airpopped without butter!)
 

lisah0711

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COACHING SCHEDULE

Many thanks to the participants who have volunteered to coach during our challenge. Coaches act as hostess for our thread, post QOTD, reply to posts, and help keep our conversation moving!

9/4 - 9/10 lisah0711
9/11 - 9/17 LuvBaloo
9/18 - 9/24 MelanieC
9/25 - 10/1 Corinnak
10/2 - 10/8 PrincessVija
10/9- 10/15 50sjayne
10/16 - 10/22 sskem96
10/23 - 10/29 disneychrista
10/30 - 11/5 pjlla
11/6 - 11/12 jenjolt
11/13 - 11/19 Worfiedoodles
11/20 - 11/26 sahbushka
11/27 - 12/3 mikamah
12/4 - 12/10 princessbride6205

12/11 - 12/18 COACH OF THE DAY ROTATION (a different
coach each day)

12/11 LuvBaloo
12/12 ShortynBug
12/13 pjlla
12/14 lisah0711
12/15 jennz
12/16 mikamah
12/17 Eeyore'sButterfly
12/18 corinnak
 
  • lisah0711

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    Sep 9, 2005
    Looking for the COW?
    Each week I will post links to the COW (Challenge of the Week) so they are easy to find and report. Thank you donac for being our COW keeper! :goodvibes

    Week 11 COW 12/4/09-12/10/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34553261&postcount=2268

    Week 10 COW 11/20/09-11/26/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34401245&postcount=2039

    Week 9 COW 11/13/09-11/19/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34314006&postcount=1892

    Week 8 COW 11/6/09-11/12/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34221431&postcount=1741

    The COW is taking a little break -- stay tuned for a special be nice to yourself activity!

    Thank you, Worfiedoodles for running these special activities!

    Pampering activity for 11/5

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34213147&postcount=1724

    Pampering activity for 11/4

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34201142&postcount=1698

    Pampering activity for 11/3
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34187493&postcount=1676

    Pampering activity for Friday 10/30

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34140312&postcount=1597


    Week 7 COW 10/23/09-10/29/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34048301&postcount=1459

    Week 6 COW 10/16/09-10/22/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33965337&postcount=1277

    Week 5 COW 10/9/09-10/15/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33880336&postcount=1142

    Week 4 COW 10/2/09-10/8/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33793565&postcount=947

    Week 3 COW 9/25/09-10/1/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33704456&postcount=744

    Week 2 COW 9/18/09-9/24/09
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33618001&postcount=455

    Week 1 COW 9/11/09-9/17/09 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33525584&postcount=46
     

    tigger813

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 18, 2007
    I'm just subbing to this so I can keep up!

    Did 30 minutes of free step this morning on the Wii Fit! I'm so ready for this challenge!

    Thanks for those organizing this!
     

    Cindylou

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 9, 2007
    I posted this on the old thread, but thought I'd copy it here too since that thread will be closed. We must have been posting at the same time.

    Hi, I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Cindy. I am 45, have been married for 12 yrs and have 3 beautiful (IMO) children ages 7, 4 & 4. I work 30 hrs a week in the lab at a biotech company. I have been a runner for the last 30 yrs, but have always struggled with my weight. I am currently training for a marathon in October and plan to run the Goofy(1/2 marathon and marathon both) at WDW in January. Over the last 2 yrs I've lost 40 lbs and am now at the lowest weight I've been since college. I still have 10 - 15 lbs to get to my goal weight. I love to exercise, but finding the time is a challenge. My biggest challenge is my addiction to sweets. I wish I could have 1 or 2 cookies and not feel like I have to eat the entire bag. I'd like to find a balance between fueling my body and treating my sweet tooth. I took the Sparkpeople challenge and it says I'm on my way. I will really need to work on maintaining my motivation when things get tough. I look forward to this challenge with all of you.
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    lisah0711

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    Joined
    Sep 9, 2005
    Good morning all!

    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?

    If I were at DL right now, I would be eating breakfast and getting ready to be at the gate in an hour for Magic Morning (like early entry). If I was at WDW now, I would be riding Pirates of the Caribbean. pirate:

    Have a great, OP day all and don't forget to PM those starting weights to LuvBaloo tomorrow!
     
  • mikamah

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 11, 2006
    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
    I would be at magic kingdom crying as I watch the opening ceremony! I'm tearing up right now because I'll be there two months from today! Then we'll probably head to buzz and ride that as many times as we can til the line starts to build.

    Great question Lisa. Good motivation to stay on track with a future trip planned.

    Looks like a big group which is awesome!! Wouldn't it be great if it was just as big in december. We could lose so much weight!!

    Have a great day!:)
     

    TinkyCheeks

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 10, 2007
    I'd love to join! My name is Kelly. I'm 29. I'm a SAHM who is returning to school in the spring. and overall have about 95 pounds to lose. Writing that out is hard because I never realized I'd let it get so bad. Vanity sizing doesn't help, either. ;)

    My goals throughout the challenge:

    1. Lose about 25 lbs.
    2. Do some form of exercise/movement daily.
    3. Dust off those Turbo Jam disks I spent way too much on and never used.
    4. NOT QUIT.

    I'm so looking forward to getting to know you all! Thanks for having me!
     

    jennz

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2002
    Fun question! If I was at WDW right now I'd be walking down Main St to Buzz and DH and I would be telling DD she can get autographs later! :lmao: I'd also be enjoying the Halloween decorations as we walk around and thinking about the MNSSHP we're going to (in my WISH day at MK ha ha) Thanks for the trip! :thumbsup2
     
  • lisah0711

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    I would be at magic kingdom crying as I watch the opening ceremony! I'm tearing up right now because I'll be there two months from today! Then we'll probably head to buzz and ride that as many times as we can til the line starts to build.

    Great question Lisa. Good motivation to stay on track with a future trip planned.

    Looks like a big group which is awesome!! Wouldn't it be great if it was just as big in december. We could lose so much weight!!

    Have a great day!:)
    It would be great if our group was just as big in December. I am wondering if we should set a team goal for total pounds lost -- I think we lost a bit over 250 in the summer as a group. Maybe shot for 500 pounds as a group -- that is very doable.

    Your talking about being at MK in two months made me get tears in my eyes! You are going to have such a great time!

    I'd love to join! My name is Kelly. I'm 29. I'm a SAHM who is returning to school in the spring. and overall have about 95 pounds to lose. Writing that out is hard because I never realized I'd let it get so bad. Vanity sizing doesn't help, either. ;)

    My goals throughout the challenge:

    1. Lose about 25 lbs.
    2. Do some form of exercise/movement daily.
    3. Dust off those Turbo Jam disks I spent way too much on and never used.
    4. NOT QUIT.

    I'm so looking forward to getting to know you all! Thanks for having me!
    Welcome, TinkyCheeks! Sounds like a great plan to get you to your goal. We all need to remember #4!

    I'm glad that you all found our new home! :goodvibes
     

    jenjolt

    Loves All Things Disney!
    Joined
    Sep 16, 2008
    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?

    I would be waiting for rope drop at MK, getting ready to stroll down Main Street taking in all the sites, before heading to my favorite ride of all time the Haunted Mansion!! I would definitely be taking time to take pictures of all the fall decorations that are up right now!!

    Worked out this morning and planning to walk after school!! I'm so ready for the challenge to begin!!

    Once again a huge thank you to all of you who have taken the time to put all of this together...you guys are AMAZING!!!
     

    calypso*a*go-go

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    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
    If I was at WDW right now I'd be trying to wake my kids up so we can start rockin' and rollin' -- being west coasters has always thrown off our sleep due to the time change and we've yet to make it to a rope-drop!
     

    FLAngie

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 18, 2008
    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?

    I would be at the Magic Kingdom deciding what rides we are going on with the kids and trying to talk DD8 to go on Expedition Everest with us. DD6 LOVES it so it is one of the things she wants to do multiple times. Me, I would want to go on the TTA. I love having that 'birds eye' view of the park and watching all the people run around.
     

    NC_Tink

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    Joined
    Apr 8, 2008
    Good morning all!

    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
    If I was at Magic Kingdom right now - my family and I would probably be grabbing fast passes for Buzz and then getting in line so we definitely get to ride it at least twice :thumbsup2
     

    LuvBaloo

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    Joined
    Apr 3, 2008
    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?
    If I was at WDW or DL, it would be day 1 of the trip, and I'd be at DL or (MK) starting the day by checking letting the girls get autographs if they want, and then heading onto the train for a ride around the park. Its tradition that the first ride of a trip to Disney is always the train around the park. We never make it there for rope drop, and its really not the most efficient way to start the trip, but its our tradition and I love it. DD7 and DD4 know the tradition and I love it being our family thing :goodvibes

    It would be great if our group was just as big in December. I am wondering if we should set a team goal for total pounds lost -- I think we lost a bit over 250 in the summer as a group. Maybe shot for 500 pounds as a group -- that is very doable.
    I definitely think a group goal is a great idea! And 500 is very possible! I'll add that into the Top Losers Results post!
    Everybody, please feel free to speak up with ideas for information you'd like to see in the results post. Next week, there will not be a normal results post, since we are all just starting out, but I will post some kind of starting stats on Tuesday :goodvibes

    And its kind of ironic, but my WiiFit has died, and that's what I use as my scale, so I might not be able to weigh in tomorrow. I find it funny that the weightkeeper might not be able to weigh in :lmao: Oh well, I'll use last week's number if I have to.:lmao: I'll be phoning Nintendo today to see if its fixable or what (warranty expired). I checked at Walmart and its $40 for a decent scale, or $100 for a new WiiFit (CDN$).
     

    corinnak

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    Hellooo over here!

    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?

    Tower of Terror - first choice both coasts. :-) I was so pleasantly surprised by how different the ride is in DCA! Cleaner, less creepy, but very, very fun! Although FACT: DCA won't be open for another 2 hours, so in reality, we'd probably be at DL riding the very awesome West Coast version of Space Mountain.

    For those people talking about doing their first race:

    You can do it - a 5K is a very doable goal and there are many excellent programs to help your body learn to run. The main things you need are commitment and a pair of running shoes. When I started in 2007, 5K sounded incredibly long. The great thing about a 5K is that it is also a very walkable distance - you don't have to run the whole thing or any of it, really!

    I had a request to show a picture of my Coast to Coast medal. I also got one of my Coast to Coast trio. :)



     

    mullysisters

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    Jun 10, 2009
    QOTD (Question of the Day) If you were at WDW or DL right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?

    If I were at WDW right now I'd be having breakfast at the Crystal Palace.
    At least according to my Disney schedule- I keep a schedule going year round even though I don't even have a trip planned! Sounds crazy but it makes me happy to plan even when I can't go.
    Corinnak - I'd love to do the Expedition Everest Challenge in 2010 but boy, am I ever out of shape. You inspire me!:yay:
     

    hannah's dad

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    Feb 17, 2006
    If we were at WDW right now, we'd be at our counter service for lunch...if we're at MK, hopefully at Columbia Harbor House as that is my favorite CS there. We've discovered that if you go to a CS restaurant in the park on the early side of lunch time (11:45ish or so) they are usually not very crowded and you can pretty easily find a table.
     

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