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Weight Loss Challenge: Consider it Brung


Unlike the last weight loss challenge in which I blew my competition away, this one is between a group of us. A few days ago John from Total Transformation put out a challenge. I don’t back down easily so I accepted. The objective is pretty simple: lose the most body fat. As of this post I have the most to lose, so that gives me an advantage.

What’s my plan of attack you ask? Lift heavy, run & bike hard, and eat right. That’s as simple as it gets my friends. I am going to continue to follow my current workout routine, but with a bit more intensity. I also plan on pushing some cars around (got that idea from John). Ironically, this past weekend I was watching the World’s Strongest Man Competition. Those men are amazingly strong. Dominic Filiou from Canada managed to drop 40 lbs and now looks like a comic book super hero. You gotta see this guy. He looks like X-Men’s Juggernaut, but in real life.

Along with my physical training and dieting, I plan on consuming some supplements. These supplements have helped me to get to where I am now. They include daily whey protein shakes, glutamine, creatine, amino acids and a multi vitamin. I will most likely be taking these with green tea. Gotta have my green tea!

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Here are the details of the Weight Loss Challenge:

How it Works: On January 7th, 2008 you take your “before” photos and record your stats (weight, body fat percentage, and waist measurements). Follow whatever weight loss/fitness program you like and work hard for two months. On March 2nd, 2008, take your “after” photos and retake all the above measurements.

Whatever method you choose to use to measure body fat (caliper, fancy scale, or website) be sure to use the same method and/or device consistently throughout the two month period.

Who Wins: The person who shows the greatest overall decrease in body fat percentage wins.

The Stakes: Each loser will pay $10 to the winners PayPal account. Each contestant is personally responsible to follow through on their word in the event that they lose. Remember, this is a friendly wager, so while the winner might not break your legs to obtain payment, you will probably lose some respect if you fail to pay up.

Dates: Begins 1/7/2008, Ends 3/2/2008.

How to Sign-up: Either send an email to John at his site or leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Either way, be sure to leave a brief comment on the bottom of this post should you choose to participate. It would also help if you recruited more folks by blogging about the challenge.

Just so you all know, I plan on winning. I am a fierce competitor…

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. JohnNo Gravatar says:

    Plan on it, but I wouldn’t go spending it yet. HA!

  2. Blaine MooreNo Gravatar says:

    Good luck! I’ll root for you.

  3. I wish you luck!

    PS: If you lose, I’ll pay for your sour grapes :) But I know you won’t.

  4. This is a fantastic way to stay motivated and take it up a notch. Going to battle like this makes it a fun journey.

  5. JohnNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t forget Israel that I need your stats from the first day of the competition. I am writing a post to introduce you and the other competitors. Also, if you can, send me a brief statement on why you started your weight loss journey. Thanks.

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