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2018 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Trying to lose weight and become more healthy is easier when friends do it together. It can be additional motivation to help stay on track. Our main focus is to lose weight and become more healthy in 2018, and the challenge is simple... to lose the weight together from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2018. Our team target goal is 10%

Each contestant will log their current weight at least once every 10 days via the form below. Also, users can provide helpful tips or good links to assist and help encourage others in this quest. Check out the section below to find some good links and helpful tips to keep that New Years Resolution on losing weight.

ED NOTE: Joining and check-ins are anonymous, as are any comments or tips you make. Please use the same ' screen name' you created to report your weight, rather than using your real name.

LOG YOUR PROGRESS

First time users... Sign up anytime before or after January 1. Once signed up, come back on or after January 1 to log your weight. Come back to this page afterwards to update your progress and share your successes and/or tips. Please post at least every 1 to 10 days to update your progress. A reminder email will come to our contestestants on the 10th, 20th, and 30th of the month, along with a helpful weight loss tip.

WE WELCOME NEWCOMERS... If you are interested in losing weight, and have not yet signed up to compete, use this form as well to be added to our list. The more contestants, the more inspiration. I look forward to adding more people.

Screen Name: 
*Email Address: 
Current Weight: 

Share any tips or successes to share with the others...
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* Please note that your email address will not be shared on this site or any site. It is only used for notification purposes by the McCarty Metro.

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RECENT RESULTS

Screen Name Start Date Current Date Lbs Lost % Lost
Losin It 190 1/1/2018 189 1/16/2018 1 0.53%
Eli 195 1/1/2018 196.5 1/23/2018 -1.5 -0.77%
Chubby-Bubbles 178 1/1/2018 176 2/4/2018 2 1.12%
Doughboy 256 1/1/2018 249 2/2/2018 7 2.73%
Saturn Ring 281 1/1/2018 264 2/2/2018 17 6.05%
Gene 258 1/1/2018 255 2/3/2018 3 1.16%
Cookie Monster 153 1/1/2018 151 1/22/2018 2 1.31%
Red 235 1/1/2018 237 2/2/2018 -2 -0.85%
Time To Lose 220 1/1/2018 219 1/22/2018 1 0.45%
Potato Chip 305 1/1/2018 301 2/3/2018 4 1.31%
Hopefully Skinny 170 1/1/2018 170 1/22/2018 0 0.00%
No Caffeine 178 1/1/2018 178 1/23/2018 0 0.00%
I'm Gonna Do This! 161 1/10/2018 161 1/10/2018 0 0.00%
TEAM METRO ACTUAL 2780 1/1/2018 2746.5 2/4/2018 33.5 1.21%
TEAM METRO GOAL 2780 1/1/2018 2502 6/1/2018 278 10.00%

OUR CONTESTANTS TIPS AND SUCCESS STORIES

DATE FROM TIPS OR SUCCESS STORIES
1/1/18 Gene Keep mouth full of cotton balls 24/7. Don't swallow no matter how tempting!
1/2/18 Hopefully Skinny Try to drink 1/2 your body weight ( in ounces ) of water a day.
1/2/18 Saturn Looking forward to any dietary hints. I will be getting a knee replacement soon, so any walking exercises will be limited.
1/3/18 Hopefully Skinny

Saturn- sitting exercises with weights. Get your upper body into shape while you heal. If you have an indoor pool you can use that is great exercise too. Best of luck.

1/9/18 Saturn Starting out 2018 sick, but also keeping to the new diet
1/10/18 Doughboy I've found being sick and in bed, unable to eat, helps drop a few pounds
1/10/18 I'm Gonna Do This! Don't eat😂🤣😤😟😖😭😢
1/22/18 Hopefully Skinny Need to get back on track. 
1/22/18 Admin

Each one of your meals should include a protein source, a fat source and low-carb vegetables. Constructing your meals in this way will automatically bring your carb intake into the recommended range of 20-50 grams per day.

The importance of eating plenty of protein can not be overstated. This has been shown to boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day. High protein diets can also reduce obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, reduce desire for late-night snacking by half, and make you so full that you automatically eat 441 fewer calories per day... just by adding protein to your diet. When it comes to losing weight, protein is the king of nutrients. Period.

Protein Sources: Meat (Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, bacon, etc.) Fish and Seafood (Salmon, trout, shrimps, lobsters, etc.) Eggs (Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best)

Donít be afraid to load your plate with low-carb vegetables. You can eat massive amounts of them without going over 20-50 net carbs per day. A diet based on meat and vegetables contains all the fiber, vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy. There is no physiological need for grains in the diet.  

Low-Carb Vegetables: Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Spinach, Avocados, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Lettuce, Garlic, Kale, Cucumbers, Brussel Sprouts, Celery, Tomatos, Radishes, Onions, Egg Plant, Cabbage, Artichokes

Donít be afraid of eating fat, trying to do both low-carb AND low-fat at the same time is a recipe for failure. It will make you feel miserable and abandon the plan. The best cooking fat to use is coconut oil. It is rich in fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These fats are more fulfilling than others and can boost metabolism slightly.

Fat Sources: Olive oil, Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Butter, Tallow

Eat 3 meals per day. If you find yourself hungry in the afternoon, add a 4th meal.

1/22/18 Saturn Ring Eating a lot more soup and salads. Buying Progresso stock soon :-)
1/22/18 Doughboy One step forward, two steps back. I need to watch what I eat and then exercise 
2/2/18 Admin

It is often claimed that drinking water can help with weight loss, and this is true. Drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories. One study showed that drinking a half liter (17 oz) of water about a half an hour before meals helped dieters eat fewer calories and lose 44% more weight.

2/3/18 Gene New Scale! I guess my old one was trying to make me feel better!
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A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR TO MAKE YOU SMILE WHILE YOU LOSE WEIGHT

    

Fed up how her diet is going, Charlene
takes a better aim at her target weight!


DIET & WEIGHT LOSS LINKS

If you have a site you want to share, please email me to add it to the list for our contestants


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