19 Jul 2007

Anyone fancy a fatblogger race then?



Can you hear that....?? That's the sound of a gauntlet being thrown down by Spunk over at 100 Pounds to go!

I have been looking for a while for a way to link us all together and create a motivational network to keep us all focused on the job in hand - this could be it!

I have accepted the weight loss challenge from Spunk and proposed we race DOWN to 200 pounds (we are both at @240lbs so we have 40 to go).

How about I open this out to anyone who is on the weight loss journey and wants to get involved? If you are interested, simply comment on this post or e-mail me and also spread the word far and wide throughout blog-land, tell everyone that we are having a race - the more the merrier!

How about we have a weekly and monthly 'how much did I lose competition' all the way to the end of the year. To be as fair as possible, I think we should judge success by %age of weight lost rather than straight poundage - this should make it fair for people of all weights. What do you think, this is all about motivation, right?

If there is enough interest, I'll knock up some snazzy graphics etc and post weekly with everyones updates - every month there will be a small but amusing prize for the 'biggest loser' (please don't sue me CBS, or whoever makes the damn show, I am NOT a threat to 'da man', I'm just a Fat Bloke!).

Once I have the names of everyone that is interested, I will post the rules and regs and off we go!


Come on, everyone fancies a race, don't they?

16 comments:

Chris H said...

What , another challenge? My life is full of them already already!!! You are a pain in the butt.... but bloody well count me in I suppose. Start weight: 86.6, work out da pounds yourself....

Chris H said...

And I want a REAL prize if I ever lose some more weight mate!

Sylver said...

Well you already know I'm game. ;)

Spunk @100poundstogo

Laura N said...

Fun fun! Count me in.

I'll link this on my blog.

m said...

I'd love to be in the challenge. It might be good to get a kick up the ass.

Thank you for your comments and invaluable help over at my blog. I'm doing badly but I'll do better. You rule!

m

FatBlokeThin said...

4 down - the rest of humanity to go! THANKS FOR SIGNING UP!

I will try and spread the word a bit further over the weekend and kick it off early next week - I will also post the rules properly as Spunk made a good point that we shoudn't be encouraging anything that could be harmful - pills, dehydration, starvation etc.

I will make this VERY clear. THIS IS ABOUT ENCOURAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION - NOT THE NUMBERS!

And yes Chris, it will be a REAL prize, I promise!

Anonymous Boxer said...

I'd like to be in your cheering section please. Right in the front row. I promise to say enouraging things and to pass out (virtual) water bottles.

Lady T said...

u know i was JUST thinking about that last nite...as i lay awake trying to sleep. i was thinking that i might be able to stay motivated if i were "competing".

this is an awesome idea! i'm in!

FatBlokeThin said...

Lady T - welcome aboard! We'll do it, we deserve it!

AB - who else could be in charge of the water bottles?? No-one! You are always welcome at the ringside (even though you hid your archive before I had finished reading it...grrrrgh!!). Welcome back though - I have missed you!

SUNSHINE said...

Count me in ..- Manie

shrinky said...

Sounds like fun, count me in!

- Shrinky

Big Momma Black said...

TA DA!!!! NOW ENTERING THE RING WEIGHING IN AT A STAGGERING 352 POUNDS.....BIG MOMMA BLACK. HAAAAAAAHHHHH, HAAAAAAAHHHHH (APPLAUSE)!!!!!!!!

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