(Closed) Office weight loss competition

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

*Hugs* Its okay. 

We do the same thing at work. The weight loss comp. Only four of us are doing it. Me, and 3 women (who are in their mid-$40) None of us are doing good. We’re finding it hard to loose weight.

I’m finding it hard, and it should be "easy for me" because I’m younger. (I’m 22) I don’t. I did the same as you and got sick, and lost so much. Then I stepped on the scale and gained it all back. That was two Fridays ago. I managed to lose 3.2lbs of it by last Friday (that’s our weigh in day) but I know I’ve gained it back over the weekend. It’s REALLY hard to lose weight…when you work at a grocery store, and the owner lets you eat whatever you want.

My biggest fault. I love colas, chips, and chocolate. I love to snack. I can’t break myself. And yah, it does suck horribly when you eat just as much as another co-worker, yet they loose weight while you gain or stay the same. *shoots co-worker with rubber band* Last year, I lost 15lbs. I have gained 13lbs back since last fall! Talk about upsetting.

It really helps though to have someone kinda be supportive about it. My Fiance is supportive about it. He’s trying to loose weight too. BUT he’s a guy and they can loose 30lbs in a month & a half! *shoots Fiance with rubber band*

Chin up! I have faith in you. *hugs* This reply probably didn’t make a bit of sense, or help any. But I tried. 🙂 *hugs again*

Post # 5
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I can’t believe they made you eat donuts… that’s kinda ridiculous.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh, I’m so sorry.  I find that the best competition is self- motivation (for me).  Don’t beat yourself up about it, move on, and start looking for some new strategies for looking and feeling your best!

Hang in there and we’re here for ya!

Post # 8
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Now we don’t make the "loser" eat food. That’s not right.

How we do it is we have a envelope that we put money in. If we gain (no matter how much) we have to put in $2. If we loose weight, we put in $1. Right now, I think the "jackpot" is up to $140.

And my Fiance and I are the same way. One of us holds the bag of chips, and the other hold the dip! LOL! Gotta love him

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You shouldn’t be hard on yourself because you gained back weight that you lost when you were sick. That is just natural. You probably lost  a lot of necessary fluids  while you were sick and then your body played catch up once you were well again.

 I have been struggling with my weight loss as well and I know it can become depressing but you are not alone and we are all here to support you. So don’t give up. You will get there! 

 12 Donuts is crazy! i would have gone the $50 route as well. 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

12 donuts would have made me sick. Literally. At approximately 300 calories apiece (more if they’re Krispy Kreme honey buns which i recently learned) that’s actually a whole pound of fat. Not exactly helpful! You’d have to jog 60 hours to burn it all off

You can lose the 13 pounds in a few weeks…you just have to be REALLY good and get movin’. No worries! Sometimes you have to hit "The bottom" in order to climb back up. I don’t freak out about my weight until i realize i’ve gained about 10 pounds. THen i go "oh CRAP" and clean everything out….then go food shopping and only buy the good stuff. 

I’m a MONSTROUS snacker, too….so I can’t let myself buy chips and stuff. It’s really hard

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

OMG — that was awful that they made you eat all those doughnuts!  What an unhealthy way to motivate you!  BOO on them for sure.

You should think about starting a food journal and having an accountability friend so that you’re not doing this alone.  Don’t beat up on yourself.  Stay positive and it will help you feel good about making good choices for your health 🙂

We’re here for you!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would suggest making the penalty slightly less artery clogging?  Maybe 1/2 dozen donuts? 

 

Don’t worry, it happens to all of us.  I’ve gained a couple of pounds after losing 5…and now I’m only 5 weeks away from the wedding. It’s been hard to build habits with the busyness of getting ready for a wedding, new job, house, and moving across the country.

It’s a busy time…but maybe this is just the kick in the pants you need to get back on the horse and keep at it! 

we’re here for you 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

haha you’re going to get your butt whooped in that class! It’ll be good, though, and it’ll make you realize how *out* of shape you are. Sometimes I thnk i’m doing great, then I take an upper level gym class and realize that the 50 year old trophy wifes beat me…and I used to be an athlete! Shame on me.

Just don’t undo all your hard work with what you eat. Nothing like burning off 800 calories, then eating 800, and realizing you went nowhere! 

At least all this was a good motivator for you =] Swimsuit season’s here, too! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, the donuts thing seems a bit ridiculous! Doesn’t seem very supportive to me :/

I’m with the others who have talked about self-motivation. I’m a creature of habit…so I’ll either habitually sit on my butt all day or habitually work out every day! 

If this stirred you to take real action, then maybe it was a blessing in disguise! Good luck!! 

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