PF Bloggers Weight Loss Challenge Week 1 Results

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Weight Loss Week 1


As a group overall we have shed over 42.5 pounds!  Great work everyone, especially since a couple couldn’t update early this week!

Zeta Team has shot out the gate with some major intensity, having 3 members shed over 4 pounds in the first week!  Don’t get too comfortable, though.  Gamma is right on your heels!

A challenge participate, Matt Jabs, posted A Frugal & Sensible Diet & Weight Loss Mindset this week, which I think is an extremely valuable article for all the participants!  Special thanks to all of you who linked this week to get the challenge more press.  Please send me any post you’ve done like Matt’s or any inspiration you’ve gathered from the web with each weeks weight update.  I’ll be sure to share the best here for everyone to benefit from!

Without further ado, here is this week’s results:

Name Blog Goal Week Overall

Zeta Team (-15)

Krista http://change-jar.blogspot.com -20 -5 -5
Dusty http://chasingthebull.info -20 -5 -5
Bettsonly http://financialsuccessismine.blogspot.com -16 -4 -4
Jorge http://independentminded.org -11 1 1
SavingDiva http://savingforhome.blogspot.com -8

Gamma Team (-9)

Baker http://manvsdebt.com -28 -3 -3
Neal Frankle http://wealthpilgrim.com -20 -4 -4
Kelly http://thecenstiblelife.com -10 0 0
Mrs. Micah http://mrsmicah.com -9 -1 -1
Kim http://blog.moneymanagement.org -8 -1 -1

Alpha Team (-6)

Brad http://enemyofdebt.com -30 -3.5 -3.5
Dave http://doyoudaveramsey.com -16 -1 -1
Laura http://greenpandatreehouse.com/ -12 1.5 1.5
Abigail http://ipickuppennies.blogspot.com -10 -1 -1
Linsey http://wisebread.com/linsey-knerl -7 -2 -2

Epsilon Team (-6)

Lynne http://thewisermiser.net -25 -3 -3
MFD http://myfindependenceday.com -22 -2 -2
Clare http://getmoneyenergy.com -10 0 0
Viviana http://theleantimes.com -12 -1 -1
Rachel http://portercoaching.blogspot.com -6 0 0

Beta Team (-5.5)

Jessica http://pennywisefamily.blogspot.com -30
Josh Smith http://walletpop.com -18 -2.5 -2.5
Miranda http://yieldingwealth.com -15 -1 -1
Matt Jabs http://debtfreeadventure.com -7 -2 -2
SNS http://pennypence.blogspot.com/ -5

Delta Team (-3)

Spendthrift http://convertingaspendthrift.blogspot.com -25 -2 -2
Shane http://beatingbroke.com -20
Pretty Penny http://myprettypennies.wordpress.com -10
John http://mightybargainhunter.com -10 -1 -1
Bob http://christianpf.com -10 0 0

*Will hyperlink links once we get settled in Australia

Please leave your progress and struggles below!  What techniques are you using early on in the challenge?  What diet changes have you made?  Have any valuable links to share with the others?  I’ll see you all toward the middle of this week and look forward to hearing all your comments!

photo by ninahale

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MoneyEnergy June 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Nice round-up! One major challenge a few of us are having (and not just team Epsilon) is finding a really reliable weigh scale that is also accurate. If you’ve got tips (any readers!) let us know. I have a couple of links to check out, too.

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Abigail June 7, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Ditto that. I weighed in at 203 first thing on Monday. Then Monday night, I was 202 and stayed there for the rest of the weigh-ins until I got down to 201. So I had to email Baker and get him to change my beginning weight to 202, in order to play fair. (Which, of course, is only for the first week. After that, I plan on cheating big time.
Muuaaaahahaha <–evil laugh )

I’m pretty sure I’m going to try that one on Amazon that I found and I’ll let you know how that goes.

Abigail’s last blog post..When is it time to cull the budget?


Single Ma June 12, 2009 at 1:43 PM

To track your weight loss, it doesn’t matter what kind of scale you use, as long as you’re using the SAME scale each time you weigh yourself.
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Laura June 7, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Great job everyone!

I’m hoping next week will show a drop. I’ve been switching my diet slowly with my exercise.

Laura’s last blog post..Weekly Round-Up: Building Something Valuable Takes Time


Abigail June 7, 2009 at 6:21 PM

I demand a recount! (No, seriously, actually. Our weight loss adds up to 9 lbs, not 6.)

Still, I’m psyched we’re tied for second place. Not for the long though, as we leave Zeta and Gamma eating our lo-fat dust! (Okay, well, the rest of the team will be on ahead of me. Cuz I walk and lose weight slowly. But that will just allow me to be within smack-talkin’ distance while they whimper about wanting pizza.)

Good work everybody! Now let’s all figure out how to sneak into Zeta and Gamma members’ houses and inject them with fat as they slee— I mean sneak into their houses to leave positive affirmations all over that will help them with their goals. Which is why they should TOTALLY just leave the key under the mat for us.

Abigail’s last blog post..When is it time to cull the budget?


Alan @ Saving For Serenity June 7, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Uh, sorry Abigail, but the count is correct. Unfortunately one of those numbers doesn’t have a negative sign next to it, reducing your team’s weight loss.

Caught me for a second too though.

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Jorge June 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Sorry team Zeta, I was +1 lb this week. I also took my daughter camping this weekend which is probably going to set me back a couple more.
I’ll hit it hard this week and see if I can come out flat for the week!

Jorge’s last blog post..Book Review: Design Your Child’s Financial Future (Part 4)


Kate Kashman June 7, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Man, I have a hectic week (or two) and I miss out on something awesome! I’ll be watching y’all (and having my own personal little challenge.) Good luck to everyone.


Spendthrift June 8, 2009 at 7:04 AM

Good job everyone,

Don’t do so well next week! LOL.

I started slow but finished better than I expected. Just left the gym and have a full day of activities planned to keep my weight loss rolling downhill.

Waiting for the rest of my team to get in the game.

Don’t make me do it all by myself Delta!

I say we all go visit Abby and force her to eat choc chip cookie dough ice cream and all the other things that are our weakness. It will work if we strap her into a chair.

Spendthrift’s last blog post..PF Bloggers Weight Loss Challenge


Neal@Wealth Pilgrim June 8, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Congratulations to all of us. Being part of this and being accountable is what will make the difference.

ZETA TEAM…..special congrats are in order. You have done a great job.

Let’s all keep it up – or off…..

Neal@Wealth Pilgrim’s last blog post..Can You Change Somebody Else’s Financial Behavior?


Lynne June 8, 2009 at 5:05 PM

I’m glad I could help jumpstart team Epsilon’s eventual WIN. You guys haven’t seen nothin yet! I lost 3 lbs the first week with almost zero effort. I play to win.

No really though–it’s awesome that we PF bloggers are coming together as a community like this and challenging each other to be healthy. Way to go everybody!

Lynne’s last blog post..From Frugal to Cheap: The time I got a Wal-Mart haircut


The Almost Millionaire June 12, 2009 at 6:37 AM

You guys are doing awesome! Excited to track your individual progress. Keep up the good work, health and finances go together!
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SavingDiva June 12, 2009 at 1:35 PM

way to go Team Zeta! I’ll make sure to report this week :) I did stay constant last week…so…it’s on!
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Betty's Only June 12, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Everyone did an excellent job this week! Let’s keep it up! I haven’t really changed anything, just been eating less.

Zeta is last, but we are first now! We aim to please!

Everyone will do well this week. Eat less, exercise, and always put yourself first, we can do it!
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Roger June 13, 2009 at 4:19 AM

This is very impressive; it’s nice to see everyone trying so hard and doing so well. I just wish I could have thrown my hat into the ring; goodness knows I could stand to lose a few pounds…
.-= Roger´s last blog ..Should You Still Invest in Stocks? =-.


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