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Being a Bigger Loser part 2 March 13, 2008

Filed under: bigger loser contest,personal,weight loss — Dj @ 2:39 pm

On February 1st I embarked upon a contest with Youth Specialties to “Be a Bigger Loser Than Marko“. In other words, who could lose the most weight?

Here are some things you might be interested in knowing since it started:

  1. Those who are in the contest have lost over 1,370.9 pounds!
  2. Marko is in 2nd place!
  3. Dj isn’t in the top 10.
  4. But Dj has lost 20 pounds!

So continue to pray for me, it is greatly appreciated. I’m continuing to eat good food and exercise everyday. I’ve even found that I can effectively cheat and still maintain my diet. It was unfortunate that we ordered Girl Scout cookies a couple weeks before I knew about the contest and they have since arrived. Since I have to eat about 6 times a day I’ve limited myself to 2 a day and I’ve found that I don’t even take advantage of them every day. Look at it this way, I can have 2 cookies for 160 calories, or I can have a large apple for 120 calories. I usually choose what is going to fill me more (and its better for me!).

So it’s going well. My first goal is 200 pounds, so another 20 pounds and Ill be there. There are times when I get frustrated because it’s not coming off as fast as I’d like but I feel rewarded when I finally see that progress is still happening. Thanks again for your prayers and support!

UPDATE: In case anyone is interested in exactly what I’m doing. I limit myself to 1800 calories a day and exercise at least 30 minutes, usually on a stationary bike. If all goes well throughout the day, I net about 1200 calories which is just what the body needs. I’ve typically seen 2 to 3 pounds a week of loss which is considered a very healthy amount of loss.

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