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maybe we should do 12 weeks next time. if we are not starting until after christmas we have time to talk about any changes we'd want to make.

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I took my after pic this morning, because I wont have time tomorrow.

 

I encourage everyone to take before pics, no matter how difficult. It's so hard to see progress when you look at yourself everyday, so it really helps to have a picture.

 

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I'll post more info later, but I'm working on a plan to help everyone through biggest loser 5. If you haven't been able to get the results you wanted from BL1-4, biggest loser 5 is going to be the time it works for you. I was up until 12:30 last night reading fitness & nutrition books. I'm really excited for BL5!

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morgan, you've made a HUGE difference! you must be so proud!

 

i think it's great you're already gearing up for BL5 and finding ways you can help others. it's people like you who make this forum indispensable and such a pleasure to be a part of.

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morgan, you've made a HUGE difference! you must be so proud!

i think it's great you're already gearing up for BL5 and finding ways you can help others. it's people like you who make this forum indispensable and such a pleasure to be a part of.
thanks blush2.gif

I do feel really great today. I'm so happy I took that before picture. I've been losing weight, but not seeing it. It's funny that the thing that motivated me the most was having a good after picture to show y'all. I knew I was losing weight but I didn't think I looked any different. So i thought it would be a huge demotivator for me to lose 10 pounds but look the same. I know health is the most important thing, but we all want to look better too.

Another great thing is that I really feel like I've made changes that I can stick with from now on. it no longer feels like a chore. i've eliminated my pitfalls and I don't miss them anymore. so it's not like I'm feeling so excited that the 8 weeks is over & I can return to a normal life. This feels normal now. i've been enjoying meals more even though I'm not eating all that i used to.

The only thing I haven't been able to fix though is my need for something sweet after dinner. I don't have my usual chocolate bar. I tried to only have small ones in the house thinking I could eat just one. but, i'd end up eating 3 small pieces after dinner everyday. to replace it I switched to altoids, becuase they taste bad after 2. still, i'd eat 10 altoids to the point where they were terrible. now i've moved on to ricola cough drops. it's the most candy like thing I could get my hands on. they don't even taste good, but I have 3 a day after dinner. so I have to break this post dinner craving. it's getting kind of silly.

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ditto! i think 8 weeks is kinda short for real weight-loss. and for someone my size to win, i'd have to lose way more than the recommended "healthy" weight loss of 2 lbs per week to get a high enough percentage lost.

i'm committed to doing the contest as many times as it's offered up until (and probably beyond) my wedding date though. even if i don't ever win, it feels good to know that i'm helping provide motivation for someone else and it's helpful to me to know i have to stay accountable to ann and all you ladies.

the bottom line is, win or lose, i'm almost twenty pounds lighter than i was this summer, before BL3, and that makes me VERY happy! i've had some people notice the weight loss (even virtual strangers) and i have a few pairs of old jeans that i've been able to fit back into. in fact, last week i was running low on clean clothes and wore a pair of jeans that were definitely snug several months ago. i can pull them up and down now without unbuttoning or unzipping! needless to say, i can't wear those anymore! elefant.gifelefant.gif
Lisa, how exciting! I love that my pants are a little big now. Doesn't it make you feel so good. I agree that 12 weeks might be better. 8 is a little short and if you have one bad week there's not much time to make a come back and win. I also think we should think about the disqualification rules. I don't think you have to miss 2 weeks back to back to be dq'd. I say if you miss any 2 weeks without prior notice you are out. Its not fair for those that do get their weigh in on time every week or for Ann who has to keep track of everyone. JMO... of course we can all decide the rules for the next one.

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I took my after pic this morning, because I wont have time tomorrow.

I encourage everyone to take before pics, no matter how difficult. It's so hard to see progress when you look at yourself everyday, so it really helps to have a picture.

I'll post more info later, but I'm working on a plan to help everyone through biggest loser 5. If you haven't been able to get the results you wanted from BL1-4, biggest loser 5 is going to be the time it works for you. I was up until 12:30 last night reading fitness & nutrition books. I'm really excited for BL5!
Morgan, what a difference! I'm kicking my self for not having a decent before picture because I feel like I look so much different now. You have been such a motivator thru BL4. I can't wait to see what you have come up with for BL5. Oh, and I finally got my P90X. I'm starting tomorrow!

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Lisa, how exciting! I love that my pants are a little big now. Doesn't it make you feel so good. I agree that 12 weeks might be better. 8 is a little short and if you have one bad week there's not much time to make a come back and win. I also think we should think about the disqualification rules. I don't think you have to miss 2 weeks back to back to be dq'd. I say if you miss any 2 weeks without prior notice you are out. Its not fair for those that do get their weigh in on time every week or for Ann who has to keep track of everyone. JMO... of course we can all decide the rules for the next one.



Morgan, what a difference! I'm kicking my self for not having a decent before picture because I feel like I look so much different now. You have been such a motivator thru BL4. I can't wait to see what you have come up with for BL5. Oh, and I finally got my P90X. I'm starting tomorrow!
yay! enjoy your p90X...Bring it!

I think we should all throw out ideas for BL5 rules. everyone seems to like 12 weeks. 12 weeks will work perfect for what I have in mind. Changing the DQ rules is fine with me.

we should take advantage of the gap between BL4 & BL5 to make a game plan to make BL5 the best yet.

When do we want to start up again? Wednesday, Jan 9th?

I thought we could also keep each other on track over the holidays to maintain our weight. it's a hard time to try to lose, but if we can atleast keep from falling off the wagon we have done really good.

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I think Jan 9 works. I am not sure I like the idea of missing any 2. I have a baby and so sometimes I am so busy I just forget to weigh in, its not on purpose. So I think I would end up DQ if it was 12 weeks long for sure.

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I think Jan 9 works. I am not sure I like the idea of missing any 2. I have a baby and so sometimes I am so busy I just forget to weigh in, its not on purpose. So I think I would end up DQ if it was 12 weeks long for sure.
good point. I'm sure it's much harder for moms to remember. I have a hard time remembering & i don't have a baby to take care of.

we can see what everyone thinks about changing any rules. It doesn't really matter to me. I am really happy with the additional weeks, but don't care about anything else. actually i probably won't compete next time so I can just help everyone else.

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