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March 9, 2013 9:05 AM
We did a weight loss challenge at work & the person with the most percentage of their weight lost would win…our last weigh in was yesterday, we knew it would be close between 3 of us and I’m super bummed to say I didn’t win by than 1%

Of course I logged onto MFP on January 7th a week before we began the challenge & dropped 7 pounds in 7 days, had that been added to my total I would have easily won.

I am still proud of myself because since January 14th:

My BMI went down 4 points

I dropped 18 pounds (just during the competition with 25 pounds total so far at my weight now I am 1.2 pounds from 10% of my original weight)

I also dropped a total of 11.5 inches off my waist, neck, hips & bust (wish I would have measured my thighs too)

When we come back from Spring Break we are starting a new round SOOOOOO this girl will for sure take the $$$ then!!!

OH BTW I found out for the last 8 weeks my coworker that barely beat me has only had shakes for breakfast & lunch and just veggies & fruit…she is miserable, where I have not eliminated anything from my diet but instead have worked to keep everything in moderation!

Before I started MFP & 7 weeks later

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Edited by PamelaGatorMom On March 9, 2013 9:40 AM
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March 9, 2013 9:08 AM
not sure why the pics aren't showing??? my first time to try this
OK I can't get photobucket to work BUT I uploaded the pic & made it my profile picture :)
Edited by PamelaGatorMom On March 9, 2013 9:57 AM
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March 9, 2013 11:02 AM
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March 9, 2013 11:07 AM
Awesome job! Good luck in your second round. You look fantastic.
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March 9, 2013 11:09 AM
you look great in your profile pic! (I can't get pics to post right on forums)
You did quite well indeed!

PS: extra Kudos for being healthy and good luck on round #2
Edited by 3foldchord On March 9, 2013 11:10 AM
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March 9, 2013 11:10 AM
Great job losing that weight!! You definitely will be keeping it off whereas the 'winner' may have some 'bumps' in the road ahead.
March 9, 2013 11:12 AM
Every pound lost makes you a winner! Keep in mind that your co-worker is not changing her lifestyle, so will probably gain the weight back when she goes back to eating normally... If she's miserable you know she won't keep it up.
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March 9, 2013 11:12 AM
You are CERTAINLY a winner, no matter what drinker
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March 9, 2013 11:18 AM
Congratulations on doing so well and making it a lifestyle change! I'm actually in my last week of a biggest loser challenge through my gym and as of last week I was in 3rd. I too have been doing it the right way, though admittedly for this last week I will probably reduce my calories and may even fast the day before my final weigh in. The winner gets $800 soooo I think it's worth a shot ;-)
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March 9, 2013 11:31 AM
Great job! Sounds like you "won" the right way. =D
March 9, 2013 11:52 AM
Great job, and what a fun way to keep motivated!
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March 9, 2013 11:55 AM
Can't see pics but wanted to say congrats on your success and hard work!
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March 9, 2013 2:32 PM
Thank you everyone! My goal was to drop pounds & get healthier by making small changes so I do feel like in the long run I will be much better off.
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March 9, 2013 7:39 PM
Pam: I think you have done so great. You are a very inspiring person and you lost the weight the right way. You will certainly win the battle with your outlook. From some who is very happy to be your friend.

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