“Lose Ten Pounds By Christmas” Final Weigh-in (Updated As Often As Necessary)

12.23.2010 | 8:26 am

A Note From Fatty: Today is the last day you can enter the “Help Andreas Knickman Fight Bone Cancer, Tour Italy with Andy-Freaking-Hampsten” contest. Click here for details on who you’re helping and why, and then click below to donate.

Just so you know, so far we’ve raised $13,800 for Andreas. It would be awesome if we could end the contest by telling them we raised $15,000.

And thanks, everyone, for your generosity. I’m astounded and impressed at the way Fat Cyclist readers give.

I’ll contact the winner of this contest early next week.

Another Note from Fatty: If you haven’t joined Team Fatty for 2011, you should. I go into it in great detail in yesterday’s post, which you can read here. Or you can simply go to the Team Fatty LiveStrong Challenge page, click the “Join Our Team” link, and sign up. I’m cool with either one.

Your Weight

Today is the final day you have to weigh in, too. You need to post as follows:

1. Your starting weight
2. Your current weight
3. Your total weight loss
4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds

If — like me — you need to do some “last minute weight loss” before you get to that magic number, get to it. You have ’til midnight (your midnight, not mine) today to post a comment with your numbers.

Make sure you fill in the email field when you enter your comment so I can get back ahold of you if you win.

When I’ll Announce Winners

Well, since you can post your weight anytime today, I won’t be contacting winners today. And there’s no way I’m going to spend Christmas Eve (that’s tomorrow) finding and contacting more than 100 winners. Same goes with Christmas day.

And frankly, it’s going to take more than a day for me to draw and contact that many people.

So let’s say that I’ll contact winners early next week. Fair enough?

My Weigh-In, Version 1.0

Last night, after a busy day of work and an exhausting evening of Christmas shopping, The Runner and I went to a popular Mexican place: Cafe Rio. I got the Grilled Chicken Tostada, which is not quite enough food for three people.

I of course ate the whole thing.

So it should not surprise you that when I weighed myself, I came in at 167.2 — exactly four pounds too heavy to say I lost ten pounds.

I am not content.

Luckily, I am now on vacation, The Runner is at work, the kids are still in bed, and I have rented Inception (no, I have not seen it yet).

So I am going to get out the rollers and ride until I weigh 163.2.

I shall report back on my progress from time to time.

My Weigh-In, Version 1.1

Okay, just finished watching the first hour of Inception. I now weigh 166.6 pounds. Somehow, I thought I’d be down at least a whole pound by now.

Looks like I’ll be riding for quite a while.

My Weigh-In, Version 1.2

I’m now two hours into Inception, and am happy to report I now weigh 164.8 pounds. 1.6 pounds to go. Luckily, this movie is a lot of fun to watch (although perhaps a little too obvious and non-convoluted for my tastes), and is also very, very long.

Unluckily, I need to go run errands for a little while, so I’ll have to pause the movie and get back to my “weight loss” when I get back.

My Weigh-In, Version 1.3

I’m back from errand running now. About an hour an a half has elapsed. I just weighed myself again and am now at 164.2 pounds. I can only conclude that errand-running is a highly effective (albeit heretofore unknown) weight loss technique.

I think it’s entirely possible that I will lose the final pound necessary while riding the rollers for the last half hour of Inception, provided I ratchet up the resistance on my rollers a notch.

My Weigh-In, Version 1.4

The movie’s over. Not exactly sure what happened, but I can state unequivocally that I am very, very thirsty.

Sadly, my weight is 163.4 pounds, which is 0.2 pounds too heavy. I think another fifteen minutes on the rollers will do the trick, however.

And then I will enjoy a nice cold drink. And, I believe, a sandwich.

My Weigh-In, Version 2.0

Drumroll, please. My weight is now. . . 162.8 pounds, which is 0.4 more than I had to lose.

See? Losing 10.4 pounds by Christmas is easy. Even if you have to lose the final 4.4 pounds in one day.


  1. Comment by pgreen | 12.23.2010 | 8:31 am

    Starting 228
    Current 224
    Total fail!!!

    I am sad but i figure 4 pounds is better than no pounds. It would seem my diet of pretzel M&M’s is not the magic bullet for weight loss. I plan to follow up this weekend with the mint flavored ones. I will let you know how that goes!

    Happy Holidays everyone!!

  2. Comment by nathan | 12.23.2010 | 8:33 am

    1. Your starting weight: 165.0
    2. Your current weight: 153.6
    3. Your total weight loss: 11.4lbs
    4. The biggest thing I did was put a stop to my night time snacking and I ate smaller portions at meals. I avoided potlucks like the plague. I also bike for 1 hour intervals instead of my usual 45 min on the trainer. I’m shocked that this actually worked!!!

  3. Comment by Marc P Jones | 12.23.2010 | 8:34 am

    Beginning Weight 268.3
    Current Weight 256.9
    Weight Loss 11.4

    I attribute this to: 3 pounds coming off the Thanksgiving and 25 Anniversary feasts, 4-5 pounds due to hard work and dedicated time on a trainer, and the remainder to a nifty virus I contracted and have not eaten much for the past 4 days. Now to try and not rebound…..

    Thanks Fatty, and I wish a most Merry Christmas to you, the Runner and the combined family!

  4. Comment by GenghisKhan | 12.23.2010 | 8:36 am

    1. 203 pounds, one week in
    2. 193 pounds, today (seriously!)
    3. 10 pounds! (can’t wait to get the wheelset…)
    4. What I did? Reduced/eliminated snacking, sensible meals, lots of time on the treadmill/recumbent

    Good luck to all and thanks once again Fatty! This one has been fun and even if the contest is fixed and I don’t get the wheels, the weight loss alone will be worth it.

    Merry Christmas to all FoFs!

  5. Comment by Nooch | 12.23.2010 | 8:36 am

    Starting Weight: 218.2
    Current Weight: 208.2
    Total Weight Loss: Exactly 10 pounds!

    I’ve stalled so much this year on continuing my weight loss, that over the entire year I’ve only lost about 26 pounds. Ten fo them came from this challenge. My goal for 2011 is to be below 170, and to become a serious contender on the bike.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  6. Comment by Dave | 12.23.2010 | 8:38 am

    Starting Weight: 227.5
    Current Weight: 216.5
    Total Weight Loss: 11

    I MADE IT. I really didn’t expect it since I had a broken ankle and was in a walking boot until last week. What I did special was limited my calories (most days) to 1300 and parked in a parking lot farthar than usual so I had a longer walk to work. I’ve got 16.5 pounds to go to reach my goal of 200 that I set in April of 2009. THANKS FOR THE MOTIVATION FATTY.

  7. Comment by Melanie | 12.23.2010 | 8:42 am

    Starting weight: 142
    Current weight: 131
    Total Weight Loss: 11 LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay, I have to admit I lost the last 1.5 running in my coat at the gym, but I haven’t weighed this much in the last 14 years!!!! Thanks for the inspiration to do something I really didn’t think I could do.

  8. Comment by Chris | 12.23.2010 | 8:46 am

    Starting weight: 169
    Current weight: 159
    Total Weight Loss: 10 LBS

    But I’m claiming 10.5 because the scale (which rounds to the nearest pound) spent ages bouncing around between 158 and 159. We just got a 3-year old Foxhound-whippet cross. She likes to run and so I got some serious workouts in the woods on foot or on the MTB. Plus, the car is in the shop getting a new engine so I had to ride to work, like it or not. That helped. Oh, and eating way too much a T’giving and so getting my starting weight way up really helped, too.

  9. Comment by Kris | 12.23.2010 | 8:47 am

    1. Starting weight: 212 lbs
    2. Current weight: 197 lbs
    3. Total weight loss: 15 pounds!
    4. How: Eggwhite, spinach & cheese omelets for breakfast, rollers 2-3x/week, gym for 1hr 2x/week, smaller (i.e. reasonable) portions and no latenight snacking.

    Fatty, this is the lowest I’ve weighed in years. Thanks again for kickstarting what I needed to do a long time ago! Next stop: 190lbs!

    Merry Christmas to you, Fatty, and to all the other swell folks that worked hard to lose some weight in this competition!

  10. Comment by Isaac | 12.23.2010 | 8:47 am

    1. Starting Weight: 175.6
    2. Today’s Weight: 164.6
    3. Total Weight Loss: 11

    4. What special thing did I do? Well, I exercised… Um, once? Twice? Which is one or two times more than I usually do in the winter… I ate less. That’s the big one — I don’t recall ever really being hungry before during the day, but that’s definitely been there. I had only 1 can of pop and a couple of adult beverages during the whole thing, and ate eggs or toast instead of Coco Puffs for breakfast. Most of it’s probably reasonable stuff to do, but I’m looking forward to spring when I can get outside for exercise and balance things a little better.

  11. Comment by VeloPastor | 12.23.2010 | 8:48 am

    Start weight: 194.6
    Currentl weight: 184.0
    Total lost: 10.6

    Lots of rice cakes & veggies plus the support of wife & kids was great motivation. Go Team Fatty!!!

  12. Comment by Brett | 12.23.2010 | 8:49 am

    1. Starting Weight: 174
    2. Today’s Weight: 163
    3. Total Weight Loss: 11

  13. Comment by Lisa | 12.23.2010 | 8:52 am

    I lost and gained the same two pounds, so my weight remained the same. I had a great time, though, watching and cheering on everyone else from Athens, GA so KUDOS to all of you who made the Challenge.

    Happy Holidays to All Y’all!!! (That’s Southern for all of you.)

  14. Comment by Darren | 12.23.2010 | 8:52 am

    Starting Weight 276.0
    Today’s Weight 265.8
    Total weight loss 10.2 pounds!!!!!!
    Nothing like cutting it close. Hopefully this will continue throughout the winter months. I would like to be 230 by spring. Wish me luck!!

  15. Comment by Paul Guyot | 12.23.2010 | 8:54 am

    Start – 203.3

    Today – 199.1

    Loss – 4.2 pounds

    I didn’t come close, but it’s the first time I’ve been below 200 in 15 years.

    “And truly, I’m just happy to be nominated!”

  16. Comment by Dan | 12.23.2010 | 8:54 am

    1. Your starting weight – 196 lbs.
    2. Your current weight – 185 lbs.
    3. Your total weight loss – 11 lbs.
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds – did not eat near enough and gave up adult beverages. The beverages was the hardest to give up. I also ran 2+ miles every morning and did spinning for 1 hour 3 night per week.

    I am glad that I will now be able to eat Christmas goodies and have adult beverages with my family that will all be in for the holidays.

    Thanks for the opportunity Fatty.

  17. Comment by Bill B | 12.23.2010 | 8:54 am

    start 171.2
    today 161.2

    lost 10.0

    I figure I will gain about 5 back by the time christmas is over with, last night I weighed in about 8 down, so I headed to the gym, this morning 9.4 down, no breakfast, hopped on the bike, o the bordom, the pain, the suffering, kept picturing that armstrong signed jersey on my wall, two hours later I came in at 10 lbs, now eating christmas cookies like a mad man and drinking a waist busting size coke, well worth the effort, glad its over with tho, hopefuly it was worth it, donated to Andreas and my chirstmas is complete, now time to sit back and enjoy

  18. Comment by Jen | 12.23.2010 | 9:00 am

    start: 180
    current: 169
    lost: 11

  19. Comment by Jen | 12.23.2010 | 9:00 am

    forgot to add my method….stomach flu.
    Does wonders. LOL I imagine I’ll gain it back by Saturday :)

  20. Comment by Paul | 12.23.2010 | 9:00 am

    starting 199.6
    Ending 189.4
    Lbs lost 10.2

    Ate smart, worked tons and weekly movie night in the Sauna was my magic formula. I had my doubts if this was attainable, I’m estatic that I made it. Thanx a million Fatty for the motivation!

  21. Comment by Larry | 12.23.2010 | 9:01 am

    1. Your starting weight: 246.0
    2. Your current weight: 234.3
    3. Your total weight loss: 11.7lbs
    4. The biggest thing I did was to ignore the sales of a popular Dutch beer at 22 dollars a case (OMG that was harder than I thought) and stop all food consumption after 6PM. I added 2 hours a week on the trainer, even though my current heftiness strained my puny carbon fibre seat post to the point I thought it might break ( it creaked and groaned) and impale me you know where…

  22. Comment by John H | 12.23.2010 | 9:01 am

    Start weight 186
    Today’s weight 175
    Total weight loss 11 pounds

    Less snacking, portion control at meals (the first 2 weeks left me feeling hungry. Replaced soda with water. Back on the bike (road and mountain)and indoor trainer classes using trainer DVDs. At first, I wondered if it would work in time. Lots of daily fluctuations.
    I am now modivated to hit below 170 for the first time since… well… When dinosaurs ruled the earth. Now… off to buy pants that won’t fall when I walk.

  23. Comment by Cris | 12.23.2010 | 9:02 am

    Starting 242.4
    Current: 246.6

    What I did to gain…. *sigh*

    With all the extra weight it started to come off. I lost a good chunk of weight but then nature kicked in and basically is hanging around until roughly Saturday, when I will most likely drop around 10-12 pounds (if history repeats itself).

    I’m upset I didn’t make it but I can’t help what happened. So goes life, eh? I have not given up, I have just learned to deal with my body’s weight fluctuations.

    On top of all this, my treadmill is blocked by the stupid Christmas tree. So I will be tearing that tree down on Dec 26th and pull the treadmill out and start training for a half marathon.

    What I normally do: Eat sensible, low calorie and low sodium foods and drink water. I don’t drink soda. I usually run 1-2 miles every other day and do exercise videos in between along with playing on the Wii.

    What I’m not willing to do: dehydrate myself. not eat. not treat my body correctly just to lose a couple pounds. get excited over false weight loss (what good is 5 pounds lost if its just a number, if it comes back the moment I drink a glass of water).

    Congratulations to all the people who completed the challenge.

  24. Comment by DoubleUc | 12.23.2010 | 9:03 am

    1.Starting weight/205.5
    2.Current weight/196.3
    3.Total weight loss/9.2..
    so close, but yet…I really HATE my Tanita scale NOW!

    A HUGE thank you to FATTY. Without the “contest” my interest in staying fit until the New Year would have been ZERO.

    CONGRATS to ALL those who have made weight!!!
    My luck I would have won that silly yellow Fisher hat anyway…

    GREAT web site here, I really enjoy it!
    Thanks FATTY for the all the smiles you have given us all!

  25. Comment by Ladonna | 12.23.2010 | 9:03 am

    starting 111
    Ending 101
    total lost 10 pounds exactly

    Thanx Fatty!

  26. Comment by Jan BB | 12.23.2010 | 9:05 am

    Start: 89.3 kg / 196,9 lbs
    Current: 82.7 kg / 182,5 lbs
    Total weight loss: 14.7 lbs

    Well, I’m a little bit surprised with the result. Never thought this would be so easy.

    Things I did to get rid of all that excess weight: less food, less beer (one Christmas Leffe per day), no wine or other alcohol, and lots of cycling: 23 hrs on the trainer, 6 hrs on the mountain bike.

    And of course there was this bet with my kids: 15 months ago I bet with them that I would lose 15 kg in 15 months. And just when I thought I was not going to make it, you came up with your 10 pounds challenge. So Fatty, thank you very much for helping me and giving the last push. My kids won’t like it and I will remind them of this bet each time when they will have to mow the lawn in 2011, while I’m lounging in a comfortable chair.

    Should I be a winner of one of the nice prizes, you won’t need to ship it to Belgium as I will be skiing the next two weeks in Colorado (a first for our family). So just send me an e-mail and I will give you the exact address.

    So, once more, thank you for this challenge and thank you for the blog this year. I wish you and your family all the best for 2011 and hope you will continue to make us laugh (and sometimes cry) with the excellent writing.

  27. Comment by Rich Robinson | 12.23.2010 | 9:05 am

    Starting Weight: 177.5 lbs
    Current Weight: 167 lbs
    Total Weight Loss: 10.5 lbs

    Okay, so I’m a little dehydrated this morning, which is what tipped me over the limit! Nevertheless, I’m happy I made it and thank you for running this competition.

  28. Comment by owen | 12.23.2010 | 9:07 am

    Starting weight: 174

    Ending weight: 163

    total loss: 11 pds

    for the most part I started running again and cut down on evening snacks and beer. A lingering sinus infection has kept me dehydrated as well..which helped.
    Happy Holidays to all!!

  29. Comment by Tracy | 12.23.2010 | 9:08 am

    Quick before I eat breakfast and undo it:

    Start: 116.5
    Current: 106!!!!
    Loss: 10.5

    Haven’t eaten since breakfast yesterday. I, too, rented Inception and watched it while skiing on the NordicTrack (very tired arms — that movie is over 2 hours long!). I’m sure I’ll gain about 4 pounds back in the next two days, but my New Year’s weight loss resolution will be far less daunting this year thanks to this jump-start. So I’ve already won. Thanks, Fatty. And Merry Christmas.

  30. Comment by BamaJim | 12.23.2010 | 9:09 am

    Starting Weight: 179.5
    Current Weight: 168.5
    Total Weight loss: 11 lbs!

    What I did: Watched what I ate, didn’t skip training, and then did the workout like mad and dehydrate thing for the last couple of pounds.

    Merry Christmas!

  31. Comment by zach | 12.23.2010 | 9:09 am


    I am not sure this counts but I watched my wife eat a wickedly good turkey bacon avacado sandwich and fries knowing I had about 2lbs to lose, I had half a 5hour energy for dinner, yum. Then last night I put a game in the xbox and road on the trainer until I had .3 lbs to go then I road some more. Went to bed a bit dehydrated and cranky. Got on the scale this morning, smiled. Had a big glass of water and a bagel… but damnit I really want a bacon avacado turkey sandwich with fries.
    Thanks Fatty.
    Good luck to all those wearing sweats and working out, I raise my fist in solidarity.

  32. Comment by LG | 12.23.2010 | 9:09 am

    1. starting weight: 243.8
    2. current weight: 233.0
    3. total weight loss: 10.8
    4. I didn’t do anything too special, just exercised an hour a day and joined weight watchers online.

    Thanks for the incentive to loose almost 11 lbs!

  33. Comment by fult23 | 12.23.2010 | 9:12 am

    Starting weight: 205
    Current weight: 194.5
    Total loss: 10.5 lbs!!!!

    I made it! i cannot believe it. thank you so much Fatty and readers for the inspiration and motivation! I ran my behind off (18 miles in 3 days) this week to make the weight. good work to everyone who participated!

    Merry Christmas!

  34. Comment by Big George | 12.23.2010 | 9:12 am

    Starting weight 391 pounds
    Final weight 381.4 pounds
    Total weight lost 9.6 pounds on the scales sweet spot
    “Missed it by this much”. Thanks Fatty for the inspiration, thats 9.6 pounds that I won’t have to worry about come New Years resolution time.

  35. Comment by Dave T | 12.23.2010 | 9:14 am

    start 206.0
    end 203.9
    weight loss 2.1
    well not enough exercise and to many holiday parties. I’m sure I will be down 10lbs by March! Thanks for the start fatty.

  36. Comment by Kendall | 12.23.2010 | 9:15 am

    starting weight: 197
    todays weight: 187
    total loss: 10.0

    whew! didn’t think I would make it. This last week, with family get-togethers and eating out quite a bit almost did me in. Not enough time on the bike, but did manage to spend time in the fitness center at work. That, and near-starvation for the last two days, pulled me through! Thanks for the motivation to get going Fatty! Merry Christmas to all!

  37. Comment by Bill | 12.23.2010 | 9:15 am

    1. Starting weight: 242 lbs
    2. Current weight: 238
    3. Total weight loss: 4 lbs

    Disappointing but I did manage to make the move into that next “decade”… maintain that through New Year’s and I’ll be within a few pounds of June’s goal of 30lbs by year’s end. Thanks Fatty.

  38. Comment by Josh in upstate NY | 12.23.2010 | 9:17 am

    Start 216
    Final 204.5
    loss 11.5!

    I was trying so hard and then lost some motivation at a couple parties…but the fasting yesterday paid off!

  39. Comment by OrbeaJeff | 12.23.2010 | 9:19 am

    Starting 239
    totay. 228.5
    total. 10.5 pounds
    I did it by cutting back on the intake and riding the trainer or running almost every
    day. I probably would have put on 10 pounds if it were not for the contest!! Thanks

  40. Comment by David | 12.23.2010 | 9:20 am

    Start: 187 lbs
    Current: 176.5 lbs
    Total: 10.5 lbs!
    Tried to stick with a low glycemic index diet, but mainly getting off my rear and doing some real physical activity.

    Thanks for the motivation!

  41. Comment by Roxanne | 12.23.2010 | 9:21 am

    Start 161
    Final 155
    loss: 6

    Thinking positive: Six whole pounds!

  42. Comment by Kirk M | 12.23.2010 | 9:21 am

    Starting: 237 lbs
    Final: 225.5 lbs
    Total loss: 11.5 lbs.

    Few to no snacks for me (a bit difficult when you’re home all day) just a bowl of cereal for lunch and 30-60 minutes on the trainer 5 nights a week. Way to go Fatties! Big George – .4 lbs. today is still totally doable – fasting and working out!!

    By the way, if there is a competition for keeping the weight off over the weekend – count me out, I plan on enjoying Christmas.

  43. Comment by Cathy | 12.23.2010 | 9:22 am

    Start: 194.6 lbs
    Current: 187.6 lbs
    Total Loss: 7 lbs

    I didn’t make it. But I’ve never tried losing weight by dieting before. I’m happy with what I did lose. Now the question is, do I keep it up, or cut loose for a week and start again after the New Year?

  44. Comment by Julie | 12.23.2010 | 9:23 am

    154 on November 30th.
    143 today.
    11 pounds lost.

    Snot rockets instead of sniffling the stuff back in yesterday. And in the probably less gross and had a bigger impact area, back on the unicycle instead of the bus to work.

  45. Comment by Jennebelle | 12.23.2010 | 9:23 am

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, I MADE IT!!

    1. 134 lbs
    2. 123.5 lbs
    3. 10.5 lbs
    4. That was 22 days of pure torture. Quit drinking booze, downsized the eating (by a lot the last week, I’m soooooo hungry!), spent 74 minutes on the eliptical a day (20 in the morning and 54 after work), 120 situps a day (30 morning, 30 after work) and 40 pushups a day (20 morning, 20 after work), lots of water and coffee, no snacking and no sweets. Hope to keep it up somewhat after this, probably not quite so intense though (hope to get down to around 115 lbs). That was a lot of hard work. I’m so proud I could cry! Thank you so much Fatty for getting me off my butt to do this! I feel absolutely amazing now! I’m wearing clothes today that I haven’t worn in at least 4 years! YAY!!!

  46. Comment by Jon Paul810 | 12.23.2010 | 9:23 am

    1. Starting weight: 228.6 lbs
    2. Current weight: 217.0 lbs
    3. Total weight loss: 11.6 lbs

    I limited my candy intake and had salad every day with lunch. I also cut my portions in half for most meals.

  47. Comment by Elizabeth | 12.23.2010 | 9:24 am

    Starting weight: 152.6
    Current weight: 141.1
    Total weight loss: 11.5 lbs

    I attribute my weight loss to staying on track for breakfast and lunch, which usually sets me up for eating a reasonable dinner. Also, avoiding the stacks and plates and baskets and bundles and boxes of Christmas cookies that arrived in my office from clients on a daily basis was certainly necessary.

  48. Comment by NoTrail | 12.23.2010 | 9:25 am

    1. 241.0
    2. 230.5
    3. 10.5
    4. Completely changed my diet: No more bad snacks, sugary junk, or soda. It’s been rough but it’s been worth it too. Now if I can just lose another 20 I’d be all set!! :)

    Thanks for inspiring us to actually LOSE weight this time of year. It’s so not like me.

  49. Comment by Boston Mark | 12.23.2010 | 9:25 am

    Starting weight: 200.8
    Current weight: 190.2
    Total weight loss: 10.6 lbs
    How? Mainly no nighttime snacks – tougher than it sounds when I eat supper w/fam @ 5:30, then goto bed at 1am! Learned to love water, and prob most importantly, got my big boston butt on the bike every day for at least an hour! Have never lost weight this time of year before – thanks Fatty!

  50. Comment by Carlo | 12.23.2010 | 9:27 am

    start 163
    now 152
    lost 11
    alot of biking, little eating, alot of misery while watching others eat…

  51. Comment by Andrew | 12.23.2010 | 9:28 am

    Started at 179.5
    Now am at 168.5
    Loss of 11 pounds

    Basically, all I did was get back into my running routine and subtracted one beer per day (pre-loss average was 3) from my intake.

  52. Comment by Matthew | 12.23.2010 | 9:28 am

    Starting 175
    Ending 166

    Worked out and had stomach flu. Hard to figure out why I haven’t lost more. Or I am just too tired to read the scale right.

  53. Comment by egonlou | 12.23.2010 | 9:29 am

    1. 239.8 lbs
    2. 228.6 lbs
    3. 11.2 lbs
    4. recommitted to Jenny Craig. Maybe its cheating, but I was probably eating 3000 cals per day and am down 1700 calls per day.

  54. Comment by MediumBrad | 12.23.2010 | 9:29 am

    Starting lbs=244.4
    Ending lbs=234.3
    Lbs lost=10.1

    Frankly I am frustrated, for last night we celebrated xmas with my inlaws, and I kicked them out of my house after dinner so we didn’t have to serve the pecan pie sitting on the counter. I was kind enough to invite them for lunch today to go back after the pecan pie after my weigh in. Maybe with .1 lbs to spare I could have had a sliver. I had even taken Thursday off from work, since I weighed 235.2 yesterday, and figured I would need to hit the bike and sauna for an least hour each and maybe do two a days to get the 10lbs. Now I am just sitting here dreaming of what Fatty is going to send post xmas, since this is the only gift I am going to get. My wife and I decided we are not exchanging gifts this year, and as a guy I am sure that isn’t going to work out well for me. At least I lost 10lbs, bring on the pecan pie.

  55. Comment by JP | 12.23.2010 | 9:30 am

    Starting Weight: 195.5
    Current Weight: 184.6
    Total weight Lost: 10.9 lbs
    How did I do it? First 4 weeks of a marathon training program (just ~13 miles running per week at this point avg, plus 1.5hrs of cross-training) and no fast food or seconds at meals. More sensible choices too.

  56. Comment by Papa Bear | 12.23.2010 | 9:31 am

    11/29: 263
    12/6: 259.1
    12/13: 252.8
    12/20: 250.0
    12/23: 251.1
    Total Lost: 11.9lbs

    The biggest thing I have to attribute my success to is stress. My father-in-law (who has been more a father to me than my own dad), is in his final days of a losing battle to prostate cancer. He is the reason I joined Livestrong, and the reason I relate so well to your own loss. At this time, he may – or may not make Christmas. Not a great way to lose weight, but there you go.

  57. Comment by James Eastwood | 12.23.2010 | 9:32 am

    Starting Weight 224
    Todays weight 212
    Total weight lost 12lbs

    So happy to have completed it, Merry Christmas to you fatty and everyone else that has taken part.

    James !!!!

  58. Comment by JP18D | 12.23.2010 | 9:33 am

    Starting: 224.5
    Current: 212.4
    Total Lost: 12.1

    How did I do it? Resistance riding (riding in a monsoon in So.Cal) while not eating anything good…

  59. Comment by Arienna | 12.23.2010 | 9:33 am

    1. Starting Weight: 165
    2. Currently Weight: 153.6
    3. Total Loss: 11.4
    4. Photographic Evidence: http://awlmo.com/evidence.jpg

    Okay! So… I worked out a lot.. my trainer arrived and I did a serious couple of hours a week on it, in addition to my usual commuting and meandering around. I worked my way up to being in the saddle waaaay longer than I ever have. And I ate the same stuff everyday: One packet of oatmeal and a glass of chocolate soymilk for breakfast. Enormous salad and a cup of soup for lunch. Chicken, lettuce, and colby jack on wheat with another cup of soup for dinner, and some sort of sensible snack when I got home from school.

    I also ate none of the holiday cookies I baked. Well. Okay. Four of them. But compared to the dozen I usually eat to “test” the batches, that’s nothing.

    Also I spent the last three days eating NO carbs and then hit the trainer hard to see if I could do some quick burn. Carbs are stored with water, so get rid of the carbs and the body ditches the water… I think. I stopped drinking anything at 9pm when I was .4 over and then went to bed. Woke up? Way under. :)

  60. Comment by Justin L | 12.23.2010 | 9:34 am

    Starting 241
    Ending 229
    Total loss 12lbs
    It was a combination of counting calories, workouts, and having alot to lose. I am now going to keep it up and lose another 29 lbs by davis, thanks for the kick in the butt to get me started

  61. Comment by Deanne | 12.23.2010 | 9:35 am

    1. Your starting weight–144
    2. Your current weight–130.5
    3. Your total weight loss–13.5 !!!!
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds–watch what I ate and started running more consistently.

    Thanks for helping me get rid of the rest of my baby weight! I needed this incentive.

  62. Comment by Fat Cathy | 12.23.2010 | 9:37 am

    Starting Weight: 166.2
    Current Weight: 158.4
    Total Weight Loss: 7.8 lbs

    Oh well, I tried. At least I beat Fatty. ;-) And this is the first time I’ve seen sub-160 in a year, so I’m happy.

    Congrats to all those who made the goal! I’m totally impressed.

  63. Comment by Scott | 12.23.2010 | 9:37 am

    Starting: 217.8
    Ending 204.4
    Total Lost: 13.3 lbs

    I was in the midst of a 2.5 month challenge to give up all sugar/honey/sweetener of any kind, no eating after supper, no snacking expect fruit. I also know that I loose weight when I cut the carbs, so I cut out bread / pasta / grains this past week, getting all my carbs from fruit.

  64. Comment by Chris Salvador | 12.23.2010 | 9:42 am

    1. My Starting Weight: 191.0
    2. My Current Weight: 178.9
    3. My Total Weight Loss: 12.1 pounds

    4. This was accomplished with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. I didn’t “diet”, per-say, but rather just ate healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and averaged 4,000 calories burned in the gym each week. I used a combination of strength training, elliptical cardio, and RPM (spinning) classes. There were even a couple of splurges in there with a pizza/beer night, holiday party, and a few fast food meals.

    Thank you Fatty for creating this challenge. Because of this I am leaner, faster, and stronger than I have ever been in my entire life. I can’t tell you how excited I am for the 2011 biking season, complete with my first “100 Miles to Nowhere”!


  65. Comment by Peter | 12.23.2010 | 9:44 am

    Start: 237 lbs
    Current: 226 lbs
    Loss: 11 lbs

    Irrespective of the prizes I feel I’ve already won.

    In October I started at 251.1 lbs and having been fit all my life until the last few years, I decided that hitting the 250 mark was enough.

    I still have a lot of weight to go before I hit my goal, but the direction is right now.

    I started cycling back in October and haven’t stopped. I’m now aiming for a few tours and sportives in The Netherlands and Belgium next year and fatty I want to give you a big thanks for providing a short term goal to help keep me heading in the right direction.

  66. Comment by Chris C. | 12.23.2010 | 9:45 am

    1. Starting: 200
    2. Today: 188.5
    3. Loss: 11.5
    4. Cut portion sizes in half for just about every meal managed not to touch a piece of chocolate and got on the rollers a few times in the AM in addition to regular workouts

  67. Comment by Mark S | 12.23.2010 | 9:46 am

    Starting weight: 225.8 lbs
    12/23 weight: 224 lbs
    Weight loss: 1.8 lbs

    Didn’t make it. Congratulations to everyone who did!

  68. Comment by Shane | 12.23.2010 | 9:46 am

    Start: 187.5
    Today: 176.3
    Loss: 11.2
    Work deadlines and lots of hours in the office!

  69. Comment by Patrick S | 12.23.2010 | 9:46 am

    Start Weight: 267
    Current Weight: 261
    Total Loss: – 6 lbs

    I did my best. I am happy to be down a few pounds. I failed the challenge but gained pants that fit a bit looser.

    Congrats to everyone who succeeded.

  70. Comment by abel | 12.23.2010 | 9:47 am

    Started at 207
    Now at 196
    Lost 11 pounds!

    Aside from breaking a sweat nearly every day and really watching the diet, I took up fidgeting about half way through: tapping the fingers, sewing machine leg… I really think it helped (dead serious).

    Thank you Fatty, and everyone, for the motivation.

  71. Comment by Rob | 12.23.2010 | 9:48 am

    Start: 229.6
    Current: 219.6
    Total loss: 10 pounds exactly

    It should be noted that the last .2 pounds involved some serious dehydration this morning. I’m likely up a pound already today! But there it is, 10 pounds.

    Nothing really special about the loss – I was up 5 pounds in November, so starting December heavier than usual helped a lot. The first 5 came off easy, the next 5 involved lots of salads and lots of exercise. Nothing too magical.

  72. Comment by Starnes | 12.23.2010 | 9:49 am

    Starting weight: 197.0
    Week 1: 194.5
    Week 2: 189.5
    Week 3: 186.5
    Week 4 (3.5): 184
    Total loss: 13 Freaking lbs!!!!

    I rode lots, did several intervals, ate less, pulled away from the table earlier, and only ate a few sweets.

    This was a great Christmas gift! Thanks Fatty!

  73. Comment by Joshua S. | 12.23.2010 | 9:53 am

    1. Starting Weight: 247.2 Lbs
    2. Current Weight: 232.4 Lbs
    3. Total Weight Loss: 14.8 Lbs
    4. How I did it:
    -Lots of lean protein foods (mainly egg whites, turkey, and/or Muscle Milk).
    -Non-meal snacking was greatly reduced and after dinner snacking was almost completely eliminated.
    -Plenty of Exercise. Alternating days between zone 3/4 workouts and zone 2 workouts.
    -But the biggest thing I did was to record my weight every day! I have always found that recording (And graphing) my weight every day helps keep me honest. If I miss a day of recording my weight, 9 times out of 10 my weight will increase the next time I weigh myself. It’s not always fun….but neither is being fat.

    Thanks Fatty for helping me jumpstart my weight loss!

    200 here I come!

  74. Comment by KateyJ | 12.23.2010 | 9:55 am

    Starting: 248.2
    Week 1: 246.8
    Week 2: 243.6
    Week 3: 240.5
    Week 4: 237.4

    Total Loss: 10.8

    How did I do it? When you’re a fat ass, it’s not so hard, eat less, workout. Avoid candy and cookies. :)

    Thanks for the awesome challenge!

  75. Comment by amy | 12.23.2010 | 9:56 am

    Start: 116.6
    Today: 114
    Lost: 2.6

    Gained some back by eating out twice yesterday, but my overall goal is to lose 6 by March, so I’m happy with moving in the right direction, despite all the temptations and Ironman training, and getting all my healthy habits established.

    Congratulations to those who made it, and thanks, Fatty, for the motivation!

  76. Comment by jonw9 | 12.23.2010 | 9:56 am

    So fatty,

    As an impartial person to this challenge (not participating), are the awards randomly selected from the participants, or only those that lost the 10 pounds?

    I am not accusing anybody, especially friends of fatty, but it would be easy to magically lose 10 pounds on the last weigh-in just to win some completely awesome SWAG.

  77. Comment by mikE | 12.23.2010 | 9:57 am

    Starting weight: 195 lbs
    Current weight: 185 lbs
    Net Loss: 10 lbs

    My secret: stomach flu, strep throat and strong antibiotics that didn’t sit well in my stomach. If the contest was any longer, I’m not sure I would have stayed below 185, as I’m healthy again and my appetite is back.

    I’m rolling the Pugsley for my daily commute and that helped me stay low enough long enough to meet the 10 lb goal. (Standing at the end of the scale helped too!)

    Bring on the turkey!

  78. Comment by Dan | 12.23.2010 | 9:58 am

    Start – 395
    Current – 389
    Loss – 6 FAIL

    The temptation of the treats and rain the last 5 days did me in. Thanks for the motivation for at least some loss Fatty!

  79. Comment by Keith Gilmore | 12.23.2010 | 9:58 am

    Starting Weight: 209lbs
    Current Weight: 199lbs
    Total Wieght Lost:10lbs

    In January I weighed my self and to my dismay I weighed in at 240lbs. At that point I knew that I had to do something. By June I was at 197lbs which was the lightest I’d been in years. However that all changed in August. My father got sick and went into the hospital and in October he passed away. During all that time my excersise took a back seat and as a result the pounds started creeping back on me. So Fatty I thank you for putting this contest on and giving me the jump start I needed to get back on track once again. Good luck and Happy Holidays to all.

  80. Comment by TJR | 12.23.2010 | 9:59 am

    1. Your starting weight – 220
    2. Your current weight – 208
    3. Your total weight loss – 12
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds – I decided that I was only going to eat food I didn’t pay for. It was not that hard with so many Christmas parties and Holiday lunches, but I still needed to implement a dehydration plan in the last days to get over the hump. I am sure I will put the weight back on as soon as I start drinking again, but it was totally worth it.

  81. Comment by Bykjunkie | 12.23.2010 | 9:59 am

    Starting: 178
    Current: 167
    Weight loss: 11lbs
    Besides this was cool to help out, it coicided with my weigh in and physical fitness test for work. Now this grummpy 40 year old can go eat and drink a Abbys winter ale!!
    Merry Christmas everyone!!

  82. Comment by deepbrook | 12.23.2010 | 9:59 am

    1. Your starting weight: 170.6 lbs
    2. Your current weight: 159.4 lbs
    3. Your total weight loss: 11.2 lbs

    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: I told people that I had entered a weight loss contest. I used this same approach when I successfully gave up deserts on July 15, 1995–I knew that peer pressure and the need to avoid a public fail would motivate me more than the random plate of cookies, brownies, or other sweets calling my name.

    Tactically, I went strong early, with portion control, nothing between meals, and lots of spinning. I surprised myself at several parties, using location to help me avoid temptation–I’d nurse a light beer or two at a spot out of reach of goodies. Then, towards the end, I went into maintain mode with a long night spin followed by a hard morning spin to give myself a cushion (or lack thereof!). Here’s my weight loss profile.

    Fatty, I’ve been wondering how you’ll duplicate this next year. Advance notice allows people to really overdo it at Thanksgiving and pack on some relatively easy to shed poundage. Even if it can’t be replicated, though, cheers to you for thinking this up. I’ve never felt better (well, I’m 45, let’s just say that I can’t remember feeling better) and am well-poised to exit these holidays no worse than I entered them on Turkey Day.

    Happy holidays everyone!

  83. Comment by Nick P | 12.23.2010 | 10:01 am

    Starting weight: 195.0
    Current weight: 184.0
    Total weight loss: 11.0 lbs

    Disclosure Statement: I weighed 185.2 when I woke up this morning. 60 minutes on the trainer later and I “officially” hit the mark.

    Nothing out of the ordinary for me. 60 minute workouts or more everyday, smaller portions, more whole grains, fewer cookies and handfuls of M&Ms.

  84. Comment by misplaced texan | 12.23.2010 | 10:02 am

    nothing’s moved since the 21st.

    11.29 – 196
    12.2 – 193
    12.14 – 189
    12.21 – 184
    12.23 – 184

    didn’t change my eating habits, really. snacked a little less, i think. the main change is that i’ve been training for my first marathon.

    and yes, my knees hurt.

  85. Comment by George | 12.23.2010 | 10:03 am

    1. Starting weight: 12.5 stone (175 lbs)
    2. Today’s weight: 12 stone (168 lbs)
    3. Total loss: 1/2 stone (7 lbs)
    4. I threw in the towel. Thanks for the incentive as I usually gain 8 lbs. this time of year. “Way to go” to all the 10-pounders and more.

  86. Comment by Chris | 12.23.2010 | 10:07 am

    1. 173
    2. 161
    3. 12 lbs!!!
    4. I stopped eating after-dinner snacks, had big breakfasts, only snacked on fruit or vegetables, running or spin bike everyday. I’m back to my summer weight but I’m very likley going to gain some back between now and spring time (let’s be honest: between now and new years).

  87. Comment by mattV | 12.23.2010 | 10:08 am

    Start 230.2

    Today 227.2

    Only 3 lbs. Was hoping for at least 4, but I did what I could. Walking in belowing freezing temps stinks!

  88. Comment by jodie_a | 12.23.2010 | 10:09 am

    Starting 230
    Current 227
    Loss 3

    Oh well, it’s better than not losing. This includes a trip to Disneyland for a work-related conference, holiday parties twice this week, and Mexican last night (I knew it wouldn’t help, but it sounded so good). I have been eating healthier for breakfast and avoiding McDonalds. Would you believe we have a McDonalds in the hospital where I work? Conveniently it is on the end of the building 4 floors below the cardiology clinic. I have to say I’d rather have the extra weight than the stomach flu, though.

  89. Comment by patty | 12.23.2010 | 10:10 am

    Point your index finger straight up and stick out your thumb – yes I am a loser – meaning I fell short of the 10 pound loss. I had to spend too much time working on quilting the family xmas quilt and did not have time to exercise. I did lose 8 pounds though. I cut back on portion sizes and eating between meals. I plan on continuing this quest because I am truly a fat cyclist! I sure would have loved to have a chance for a new bicyle! Oh well, thanks for the motivation!
    Starting weight 190
    today’s weight 182
    total loss 8 pounds.

  90. Comment by Todd | 12.23.2010 | 10:13 am

    Starting weight: 211
    Today’s weight: 199.5
    Total loss: 11.5 lbs
    Secrets to success: Lots of riding the trainer, having the kids eat all the candy and cookies in the house, and then a well timed stomach flu seemed to put me over the edge (in more ways than one).

  91. Comment by Dagwood | 12.23.2010 | 10:14 am

    Hello Fatty!

    Starting weight: 162.5
    Ending weight: 150.0
    Total loss: 12.5lbs.
    First of all, thank you!! I couldn’t have done it without your motivation! I didn’t do anything special, except limit my calories to about 1,200-1,300 calories per day. I’ve also been making a real effort to get fast for TT’s next year, so I’ve been spending a lot of tough miles on the trainer. It also helped that I had a coinciding goal to reach 150 as my race weight! I did crank the heat up in the house and not drink on the trainer yesterday, and only ate 2 bananas, 2 100 cal. Yogurts, and 2 kids granola bars yesterday. I quit eating and drinking by 6:00PM. I fully expect to gain a couple back as this was pretty drastic, but I’ll be good again soon! I look forward to meeting you in July as I attempt my first century as part of Team Fatty 2011!
    Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!!!

    P.S. I got to know dark leafy greens (kale, chard, mustard greens, spinach) can take a whole bunch of space in the fridge and almost none on my plate!

  92. Comment by MattJank | 12.23.2010 | 10:14 am

    Starting: 211.2
    Ending 205.2
    Total Lost: 6

    Didn’t make the 10, but definitely not a waste of time. A good start for the new year, and something to continue working on. Thanks for the challenge, and congrats to all who were able to pull off the full 10.

  93. Comment by Hkeylin | 12.23.2010 | 10:15 am

    1. starting weight 173
    2. current weight 162
    3. weight loss 11 lb’s
    4. What I did…. sweat my trainer and the spin bike for far too many hours. Also helps that there is not food (candy, cookies, and such) allowed where I work. Thanks for the motivation as this is the lightest I’ve been in 10 yrs.

    My plan now is to fall off this wagon, hard. I’ll be hanging out with my the Duncan boys for the rest of the day (Hines and Donuts). Not my fault they can’t spell their names the same.

  94. Comment by Darrell D | 12.23.2010 | 10:17 am

    1. Starting: 151.0 lbs
    2. Today: 140.4 lbs
    3. Total Lost: 10.6 lbs
    4. I found out that you can live off of two Cliff bars and coffee for almost 3 days. Now it is time to go enjoy a breakfast burrito and maybe some fudge.

  95. Comment by MikeL | 12.23.2010 | 10:19 am

    Any awards for the most weight gained in the true Christmas sprirt?
    Alas, success was not on my side. Started 240 and ended up at 243.

  96. Comment by Phil Not Liggett | 12.23.2010 | 10:24 am

    1. Starting weight – 204 lbs
    2. Current weight – 191.4 lbs
    3. Total weight loss – 12.6 lbs
    4. My wife put me on vegetarian diet, but I snuck in a donut and a piece of cheesecake to keep my sanity. Swimming and cycling (mostly on the trainer)for exercise. Now it’s time to celebrate with cookies and beer this evening. I need to thank my wife for taking care of me so that I didn’t pass out from malnutrition.

    Thanks for the motivation Fatty and great job raising the funds for Andreas. Have a Merry Christmas.

  97. Comment by Keith Baker | 12.23.2010 | 10:26 am

    Starting weight: 209.3

    Final weight: 199.1

    Total weight loss: 10.2!

    I did it! Now I can enkoy the Christmas cookies that my wife and daughter are now cooking. Thanks Fatty for the inspiration, I’ll see you next year.

  98. Comment by Mike Greene | 12.23.2010 | 10:27 am

    starting weight – 225.0lbs
    week1 weight – 222.4lbs
    week2 weight – 220.6lbs
    week3 weight – 214.6lbs
    final weight – 214.6lbs
    weight lost – 10.4lbs
    what i did – saying no to the office holiday sweets brought in daily and hitting the gym after putting the kid-o to bed. 4lbs of it was just bouncing back from the thanksgiving feast but 6lbs i attribute to willpower and hard work. thanks for the challenge fatty, i needed the motivation.

  99. Comment by Rob M | 12.23.2010 | 10:27 am

    Start 196.0 lbs

    Finish 184.5 lbs

    Lost 11.5 lbs

    I ate plenty of McD’s salads and Jared’s sandwiches at Subway instead of real meals. The last week or so I cut out sugar.

    I don’t recommend such a quick loss because I didn’t have much energy and now feel like a cold is coming on.

    But it felt great and was very encouraged when I saw 190 for the first time in years.

  100. Comment by SDM | 12.23.2010 | 10:28 am

    Start: 242
    Now:232…just made it

    Walked ot work and back every day, freezing my…ummm…off. And lots of starving.

    There is no way I am re-weighing in at midnight…I’m sure I’ll be back up to fighting weight by then.

    Happy holidays Fatty and crew and all the faithful followers here

  101. Comment by Jeff | 12.23.2010 | 10:31 am

    1. Your starting weight: 185.0 lbs.
    2. Your current weight: 173.1 lbs.
    3. Your total weight loss: 11.9 lbs.
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds – I love to bake cookies. So I simply abstained and refrained. Rode the trainer 6 evenings per week. Nothing after supper. Voila!

    Thanks for the motivation!

  102. Comment by gloyboy | 12.23.2010 | 10:32 am

    1. Starting weight: 187.6 lbs
    2. Current weight: 176.4 lbs
    3. Total weight loss: 11.2 lbs (Yes!!!)
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: Used a cool iPhone app called Lose It! to track calorie intake and exercise calories burned. This forced me not to snack at work and before bed. Religiously execised daily (swimming and commuting by bike to work), with even some double workouts on a few days.

    Thanks, Fatty, for the inspiration, and congratulations to all the winners, including those who don’t get awarded prizes but lost the weight anyway!

  103. Comment by Chuck | 12.23.2010 | 10:33 am

    Starting weight: 165
    Current weight: 159
    Wt gain avoided: 5
    Net weight loss: 11 lbs

    Fatty this contest came at the perfect time of year. Please do it again next year! That little bit of extra motivation kept me from gaining my usual off-season weight. So when I combine what i did lose with what I avoided, I get a net of 11 lbs!
    Thanks Fatty!

  104. Comment by Dan H | 12.23.2010 | 10:33 am

    1. 160 Week 1
    2. 150 pounds, Today
    3. 10 pounds!
    4. Eat less, worked out more. Brings my total weight loss for the year to 60 lbs!

  105. Comment by Zeeeter | 12.23.2010 | 10:34 am

    Started at 219
    Currently 214
    Lost 5 lbs
    However, I will be under 210 by the new year. No excuses!

    I think the word I’m looking for is EPIC FAIL, but I have to blame it on Cost Plus World Markets having British Cadbury chocolate fingers tins on sale at half price! I mean, no amount of willpower separates an ex-pat from chocolate fingers. Or Jaffa cakes. Or Chocolate hob nobs. Just sayin! Congrats to those who did it!

  106. Comment by Fifth Column | 12.23.2010 | 10:35 am

    Start: 167.8
    Final: 160.6
    Result: Fail!

    As cool as the prize offerings were, I love egg nog, cookies, and all-you-can-eat company parties too much to miss them. Although, I made it within 2 pounds of “in-season” weight during my fattest part of the year. Thanks for the incentive!

  107. Comment by Tim | 12.23.2010 | 10:35 am

    Start 221.5
    today 209.8
    total loss 11.7
    I am sure that by this time tomorrow I will have put 3-4 lbs back on

  108. Comment by Beau P | 12.23.2010 | 10:35 am

    Starting weight: 185
    Current weight: 175 (with a sigh of relief)
    Total weight loss: 10 lbs! (on the nose)
    my trick: actually get off of the couch, get to the gym wearing enough layers that would keep a Jamaican warm in Siberia. I’m all about sweating it out.

  109. Comment by John B | 12.23.2010 | 10:35 am

    1. Starting weight…183
    2. Current weight…171.8
    3. Total weight loss…11.2

    Heck ya! I worked out at most twice a day, watched everything I ate, and weighed it’s nutritional value. This time of year was brutal. Once the mindset of all the workouts was there, it was easy to say “no” to the overwhelming office sweets/empty calories. However, I did have a few cookies, dark chocolate covered almonds and pretzels…very little just to keep the craving away…we are only human! Oh yeah…only four beers total since this began. YIKES! I’m going to keep it up though…I owe my body that much and couldn’t be happier in the direction I’m going!

    Have a wonderful Holiday season everybody and be safe!

    Many thanks again “non-fat” Fatty! Cheers!!!

  110. Comment by muskyhunter | 12.23.2010 | 10:38 am

    starting weight 191.5
    final wiegh in 188.5

  111. Comment by jmaes | 12.23.2010 | 10:40 am

    1. Starting weight: 261 lbs
    2. Current weight: 250 lbs
    3. Total weight loss: 11 lbs!
    4. Reasonable donation to Andreas’ fund made.

    Worked out a little more than usual, no snacking, ate more salads and less meat/carbs.

    Now, the trick will be to keep it off for the next month or so!

    This was a great idea Fatty. You should do this a couple of times a year. Even without the added incentive of trying to win something cool, I’m sure most of us would be in for the challenge of just loosing some weight and reporting on it.


  112. Comment by azbeerguy | 12.23.2010 | 10:41 am

    Hey Fatty –

    Stated @ 226
    Currently @ 214
    Loss of 12lbs, I am happy with that for the effort I put in.

    I followed the Daily Plate on Livestrong.com and tracked my 1200 calories per day religiously. I thought I would have lost a couple more this week so far but I have come down with a chest cold and I don’t think I am eating enough! I’d love the BKB socks, if you’re taking requests!

  113. Comment by Sara | 12.23.2010 | 10:41 am

    1. 158.2 lbs
    2. 148.2 lbs
    3. 10.0 lbs (although, I did re-weigh myself a couple of times and the scale said 148.0, then 148.4, then 148.2 again – I’m counting it!)
    4. Used the LiveStrong MyPlate website religiously, which meant, for me, limiting my calories to less than 900 each day! Unless, of course, I worked out – that gets added to your daily allowance. (For the record, I felt faint most days!)

    Thank you, Fatty, for having such a crazy idea. For the past 6 years, I haven’t been able to find the motivation within myself to do this, but for the chance to win one of your give-away water bottles? Who could turn that down?! :)

  114. Comment by Mike | 12.23.2010 | 10:41 am

    Starting Weight: 325
    Todays Weight: 305
    Result 20

    Percentage wise, I might be less that you FC. But just started Carmichael’s TCCT. I would love to race some MTB and Cat 5 road this year. Hoping it will bring additional weight loss along with eating right. And then gain most of it back with riding RAGBRAI on the LIVESTRONG team this year….

  115. Comment by Shauna | 12.23.2010 | 10:42 am

    Start 165
    Today 153.8
    Lost 11.2

    I cut out all alcohol, sugar and grains. I’m sure my tears over cutting out those things are what finally tipped the scale in my favor.

  116. Comment by muskyhunter | 12.23.2010 | 10:43 am

    Staring weight 191.5
    Final 188.5
    weight loss 3 lbs.
    I made it down to 185 and was in striking distance…
    but then the holidays happened…
    Thanks for the contest, I’ll have to hope for a prize thru the Andreas donation.
    For the record 1 haven’t been below 183 even in my fittest year so the goal was probably unrealistic for me…
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the contestants, I enjoy reading all the comments.

  117. Comment by Cindy | 12.23.2010 | 10:43 am

    I accidentally posted on yesterday’s post, but here it is again–

    I DID IT!! Yeah!!!!

    Starting weight – 143
    Current weight – 132
    Amount lost – 11 pounds

    THANK YOU, Fatty (great challenge), Amy (for pointing me to this blog) and Andreas (an inspiration). How I did it — smaller portions, more protein and less carbs (except at Christmas parties) and stepping up the exercise. Also, I think I was pretty bloated up right after Thanksgiving so the first few pounds came off from just “normalizing”, the rest were work.

  118. Comment by casey | 12.23.2010 | 10:44 am

    Starting: 150
    Current: 139.3
    Total Loss: 10.7
    VICTORY! End run — got on a 6 hour plane ride — I am a touch lighter on the west coast!

  119. Comment by Tim | 12.23.2010 | 10:45 am

    1. Starting weight 173 lbs
    2. Current weight 162.5 lbs
    3. Total weight loss 10.5 lbs
    my trick: no snacking, portion control, and an hour on the trainer almost every night

  120. Comment by Larry Nicolette | 12.23.2010 | 10:45 am

    1. Your starting weight 152
    2. Your current weight 141
    3. Your total weight loss 11
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds – I did 3 workouts yesterday. This morning I rode 1 hour on the trainer b4 I went to the gym where I lifted weights for an hour. After weight training, I spent some time in the sauna and then got on the scale.

  121. Comment by TMZ | 12.23.2010 | 10:45 am

    Starting weight: 240
    Weight today: 229.4

    Weight lost: 10.6 pounds!

    Additionally, I’m down from 248 less than two months ago — so I’ve really come down 18+ pounds since the beginning of November.

    Nothing special other than watching what I ate and trying to avoid snacks during the day.

    Merry Xmas FCNation!

  122. Comment by Carol P. | 12.23.2010 | 10:45 am

    Starting: 140
    Ending: 135
    Total: 5 pounds

    Didn’t make it but had fun trying and watching my husband eat his vegetables. Merry Christmas!

  123. Comment by Dave M | 12.23.2010 | 10:56 am

    Starting weight: 216.2
    Ending weight: 206.7
    Total: 9.5 which obviously rounds to 10 lbs!!
    (Did I mention I’m a big fan of rounding, just like you Fatty! Oops, not a fan of round, not saying you’re fat! Sorry about that.)

    My main approach was to track everything on FitDay as much as possible. Just seeing the calories and everything I put into my body made it easy to focus. And, it was kind of a pain to enter everything so I ate less so that I didn’t have to type… yes, I’m lazy like that!

  124. Comment by Ancker | 12.23.2010 | 10:59 am

    Weight 1: 160.8
    Weight 2: 158.6
    Weight 3: 156.0
    Weight 4: 154.4
    Weight 5: 150.8
    Weight Loss: 10

    I woke up this morning and couldn’t believe how close I was. I skipped breakfast and hopped on the bike trainer. I purposely forgot to fill up a water bottle for a little extra help. After a short ride I jumped back on the scale and it read 150.8. Rather than chance it, I ran in to the office to post my weight. As I eat some breakfast now I’m sure I’m back up over 150.8 but you never said how long I had to lose 10lbs. :)

    The first 6lbs were pretty easy to lose. Just eat less and exercise more. VERY hard to do as all of my coworkers like to bring in holiday goodies. The last 4 in 4 days was a bit challenging. I cut WAY back on food (and beer) and increased workouts. I probably cut back a bit too far on food so I’ll likely be destroying any piece of meat that gets sat in front of me in the next 24 hours.

    Thanks for the motivation. Even if I gain it all back in the next week or so I’ll be at a much better number than if I wouldn’t have started your challenge.

    As a side note, my Fiance is so excited this is over that she can’t wait to have a REAL meal with me. She’s as skinny as a rail but still eats whatever she wants, making this even harder than it should have been. :)

  125. Comment by Colin McNamara | 12.23.2010 | 11:00 am

    1. Your starting weight – 211.64 lbs
    2. Your current weight – 196.208 lbs
    3. Your total weight loss – 15.432 lbs
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pound

    Month scale verification (withings online scale) –
    Direct URL to verify weight – http://www.withings.com/en/utils/graph?userid=86339&publickey=24439aad1d78bb26&massUnit=lb&forcedisplay=fm
    My calorie intake and workouts (dailyburn)- http://dailyburn.com/locker_room/colinmcnamara

    Math and accountability – I am a 6′4″ man, down from 290 lbs in July of 2009. . The weight tends to come off for a couple months, then I level out for a couple, then it comes off again.It is true that the last 30 is the hardest

    Here’s the problem. This isn’t my body refusing to lose weight, it is my mind getting tired of the most basic “chore” of weight loss, which is discipline.

    Luckily I am extremely competitive. My competitive nature outweighs most everything in life, apparently even my drive to eat well during the holidays.

    When you posted this challenge, with all the cool prizes it was just the kick in the pants I needed to get me in weight loss mode. See, for me it is 99% mental and 1% physical.

    I figured that if I blew away the goal, as well as had the best documented weight loss (there is no making numbers up when your scale posts automatically to the internet) it would improve my chances. And if it didn’t I would lose weight anyways so it is a win win.

    What is weight loss mode for me? (what did I do that was special)

    First thing I did was continue what I have been doing this past year and a half, which is inputting my daily calories into dailyburn. This is an app just like livestrong, or trainingpeaks food tracker. There is no differentiating factor between these to me, it is just I have been using dailyburn since they were a little startup called gyminee and I have all my data there.

    The second thing I did was continue to weigh in every morning on my withings scale. In the past when I would slip out of weight loss mode I would “forget” to log my weight manually into spreadsheets and dailyburn. Since I picked up the withings scale this summer every morning when I hop on it uploads to both it’s own site, and dailyburn. That way if I have a bad couple days I can see the daily affect.

    The best thing about this is that there is no hiding from your weight. It is there, staring you in the face. It doesn’t matter if you ignored logging it.

    The third thing I did was modify my caloric intake. to be at minimum 1000 calories below my basal metabolic rate (BMR). In the past I had been hovering at 500 cal deficit. The problem was either that I was under estimating my portions, or over estimating my BMR. Either way I hadn’t been losing much weight.

    The fourth thing I was modifying my caloric intake while on the bike. I had done a bunch of double centuries and brevets this summer and fall. During the “race” portion of the year I was doing some very intense training. So while I was on the bike I would replace calorie in for calorie out so my batteries would be recharged for the next days workout.

    The problem was, that it is no longer the “race” period and I was still fueling on the bike like I was riding hard. This was even though I was doing long and steady “base” workouts.

    When I realized this I did some napkin math and figured that I was burning 1/2 fat and 1/2 glycogen in my zone 2 workouts and only started replacing 1/2-1/4 of my calories burned on the bike. I have been riding the ragged edge of bonk on many of my rides, but it has been paying with some significant weight loss.

    The fifth thing I did was to schedule some aerobic activity every day. I had my normal cycling workouts 3-4 days a week. I then walked at least 2 miles on the days I wasn’t riding. Every little bit helps. What I ended up with was 15.432 lbs lost without any dehydration tricks, or other craziness.

    Thanks Fatty, I wouldn’t have dropped this weight if you hadn’t have posted the challenge.
    Now if you would post another challenge for the last 12 lbs I have to lose (before 8% body fat) that would be AWESOME


  126. Comment by Scott R | 12.23.2010 | 11:01 am

    Starting: 290
    Ending: 279
    Total: 11.

    This just hit in the midst of trying to get from 345 to 250 or so (from a year ago to next year). Seeing things start with a ‘28′ then, narrowly, a ‘27′ have been exciting moments for me. For this, I’ve mostly been skipping meals when I’m not hungry, spending more time in the gym, eating healthier when I do eat, etc. I really need to spend more time on a bike, though.

  127. Comment by Cyclingjimbo | 12.23.2010 | 11:01 am

    Starting weight – 192
    Current weight – 182
    Net loss – 10 pounds

    The past few days have been interesting as I really cut back on my eating to get the last few ounds off – turned out to be easier than I had thought it would be, which makes me think several more pounds can be achieved.

    Getting back to the States among family and away from the good Belgian beer helped a lot, too.

  128. Comment by Russ | 12.23.2010 | 11:02 am

    Didn’t make it!
    Ohwell 8 lbs is pretty good and I feel a lot better

  129. Comment by Ben | 12.23.2010 | 11:03 am

    Starting Weight: 235
    Ending Weight: 225
    Total weight loss: 10 lbs

    The secret to my success, Moderation. Cereal for breakfast, moderate lunch (half the time is was a Costco weightloss shake), trying not to eat too much at dinner, and being antisocial at parties. The antisocial part is going to the room furthest from the bufffet/desert/snacks table and staying there. Not surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of people in that room, but those that are there are certainly chatty. I also tried to avoid salt the last two days to make sure I hit my goal. I’ll be off the wagon for a few days and then climb right back on. Brunch at the Homestead on Christmas day will be enjoyed in it’s full, bacony, hollandaise bejeweled goodness. Gotta start thinking about the Tour De South in May and I’m not hauling all 225 of me up to Brian Head, looking for something more like 195.

  130. Comment by D n S | 12.23.2010 | 11:10 am

    Starting Weight : 187.7
    Current Weight : 176.4

    Total Loss of 11.3 pounds.

    How did I do it?

    No regular soda except when no other choice allowed or I forgot, this happend twice total since the start. Water Water Water, for the first week all I drank was water with a mix of Coke Zero in the morning to stave off the headache that usually follows a sudden drop in caffination.

    Mentally counting calories. English muffin with some light buttering was a good breakfast and I saved my major eating for the evenings because my work schedule keeps me up until midnight or later. (no not the taco bell drive through.)

    Avoid the word Buffet, and or Buffett. One requires way too much food to be consumed at competition like levels and the other has a song about cheese burgers.

  131. Comment by roan | 12.23.2010 | 11:10 am

    Start weight 84.8 Kg=186.951 lbs.
    then…84.4 Kg=186.070 lbs.
    then…81.6 Kg=179.897 lbs THE GOOD WEEK !
    then…81.1 Kg=179.794 lbs net loss 8.157 lbs looking Good !
    Final weight 81.0 Kg=178.574 lbs net loss 8.377 lbs ooopppsss

    Hey ah Fatty…Sir, Do you take IOUs ? Sorta like a pound of flesh ONLY this is 1.623 pounds of too much MAYO !

  132. Comment by Greg P | 12.23.2010 | 11:11 am

    1. starting weight: 171.2
    2. current weight: 161.0
    3. total weight loss: 10.2
    4. I did 75 minutes of cardio 6 days a week a mix of bike and run. I didn’t over eat the cookies my wife makes. Normally I stacked the chocolate chip cookies and eat them two at a time … probably a dozen in a sitting. Limited myseltfto only two a day.

    I happy not to be the 205 I was at the holidays two years ago.

  133. Comment by wil | 12.23.2010 | 11:16 am

    Starting weight: 183.4
    Current weight: 172
    Total weight loss: 11.4

    Watched what I ate and no snacks. I work nights so it was easy when I was at work. On my days off it was hard not to go out to eat (which I did). So every weekend I would gain a few back and have to work hard again to drop those pounds.

    Thanks for this Fatty, I was on the verge of pulling out the fat pants!

  134. Comment by karen s | 12.23.2010 | 11:23 am


    Starting Weight: 135.6
    Today’s Weight: 125.1
    Total loss: 10.5 lbs.

    How I did it: Awesomeness of motivation and dedication. Eating less; working out more. I didn’t think I had it in me. Thanks Fatty, once again, for the inspiration! Happy holidays to all!

  135. Comment by Alon | 12.23.2010 | 11:24 am

    1. I started at roughly 170 (there or may not have been a .3 next to that number)
    2. This morning I weighed 159.5
    3. Thus, my weight loss was 10.5 pounds
    4. If it was any other time of year I probably would have lost some more weight, because frankly I’ve been indulging. But since I didn’t need to get kids ready for school so much I could run in the morning for about 1 hour, and then most nights I was doing 30-45 minutes on the rollers.

  136. Comment by MrVPF | 12.23.2010 | 11:27 am

    Start: 212.5
    Final: 211
    Total: 1.5

    At least I didn’t gain weight…its a bummer that I worked out so much and only lost 1.5. I guess I should control my eating better.

  137. Comment by Sean | 12.23.2010 | 11:28 am

    Start 241.25
    End 240
    Total loss 1.25

    Clearly…not 10 pounds.

  138. Comment by Diane in WA | 12.23.2010 | 11:29 am

    1. My starting weight: 309.8
    2. My current weight: 309.6
    3. My total weight loss: .2
    4. Any special thing I did to get to that loss of ten pounds? Obviously not enuff!! But I did lose the 4 lbs I gained last week.

    Great Job everyone who joined and especially to those who made it!!! Merry Christmas!!

  139. Comment by Brian H | 12.23.2010 | 11:33 am

    Delayed post to insure success.

    Start: 189
    Current: 179
    Loss = 10 lbs

    To be clear, the 8am weigh in was a failure. Nothing a 9 mile run couldn’t fix. I claim a win now, before I drink any thing, eat breakfast, or shower for that matter.

    Thank you all for the motivation and success stories.

  140. Comment by Ian | 12.23.2010 | 11:33 am

    Start: 182.5
    Current: 171.0
    TOTAL!: 11.5

    WOOOOOOOO, Now commence in cookie gorgery. That’s healthy right?

  141. Comment by diesel13 | 12.23.2010 | 11:33 am

    Starting 205.6
    Now 193.2
    Loss 12.4
    skip the treats, hide in the mountains the last couple days, now to lose the other 22lbs by March! thanks for the inspiration Fatty!!!!

  142. Comment by Dopey | 12.23.2010 | 11:33 am

    Starting weight: 180.0
    Current weight: 168.6
    Total weight loss: 11.4 lbs

    Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: I swear I didn’t blood dope, I still attest it was tainted meat (and associated gravy). Actually? Just eliminated soda, chips, no seconds, smaller portions, embraced the “I’m still kinda hungry feeling”, increased gym time a bit. I’m still going to blame the French media for something, it’s what all the cool people do.

  143. Comment by Robin | 12.23.2010 | 11:42 am

    Starting: 225
    Current: 221
    Loss: 4

    I’m bummmed not to have lost more, but it’s great to have not gained any weight in December. Thanks for the motivation, Fatty!

  144. Comment by Jeff L. | 12.23.2010 | 11:42 am

    1. Starting weight: 216.0
    2. Current weight: 206.0
    3. Total weight loss: 10.0
    4. Any special thing I did to lose the weight? I thought I’d get more time in on the mountain bike, but Southern California decided to bring the year to a close with HUGE amounts of rain. Got to admit, I lost the last two pounds on the trainer this morning. It will be back by dinner, I am sure….but it still counts! I really would love to sport those new wheels!

    See ya in Davis!

  145. Comment by Joel | 12.23.2010 | 11:44 am

    1. Your starting weight: 197.3
    2. Your current weight: 186.9
    3. Your total weight loss: 10.4
    4. I ate way smaller portions of everything, waived off every cookie plate dumped in the lunch room, no snacks after dinner, hardly any beer at holiday parties, lots of water, and jogged almost every day at lunch. It wasn’t fun but totally doable. I feel like losing weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas is equivalent of making it in New York: if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. I plan to drop down to about 175 for the start of road cycling season.

  146. Comment by Monica M. | 12.23.2010 | 11:46 am

    1. Your starting weight: 136
    2. Your current weight: 131.2
    3. Your total weight loss: 4.8 lbs!
    4. Just lots of exercising – up until last week when I had to get a cyst worked on and was ordered no exercise for a week. :( BOOO. I am pretty happy that I managed around five pounds, though.

  147. Comment by AllisonH | 12.23.2010 | 11:49 am

    Starting weight: See below
    Week 1: No change
    Week 2: Lost +/- 10 pounds from starting weight
    Week 3: lost 12 pounds total
    Final weight in: Lost 12 pounds. I am convinced I have actually lost more but we had popcorn (no butter) last night when we went to see True Grit and I bet I am retaining water.

    Starting weight? I said on Day 1 that I was too embarrassed to post my starting weight (despite all the brave souls who did so). If that disqualifies me, so be it. In my defense, if the contest was really about losing the 10# before Christmas (versus public humiliation), then I nailed it. :-) If it was about “coming out” then I remain a miserable failure.

    How I lost – I have tracked every freaking morsel that entered my mouth on sparkpeople.com, and when in doubt, I rounded UP on the estimated calories.

    Whether or not you decide I can be eligible for prizes, thank you for doing this awesome contest. For whatever reason, you/this contest helped tip me over mentally back into “healthy eating mode” and now I am totally psyched to continue my downward progression – even over the holidays.

    Merry Christmas to you and all of the Team Fatty peeps! See ya in Davis!

  148. Comment by roadrash | 12.23.2010 | 11:51 am

    1. Starting weight: 187 lbs
    2. Current weight: 184 lbs
    3. Total weight loss: 3 lbs

    Congratulations to the impressive number from Team Fatty who lost the entire 10 lbs.

    And a big round of applause for all that Eldon & Team Fatty does to fight the good fight!

  149. Comment by Evelin B | 12.23.2010 | 11:52 am

    Starting: 145
    Current: 137
    Total lost: 8

    Almost made it, but with just 2 more to go going to work on losing those 2 by New Years. Thanks for having the contest and the opportunity to help others along the way.

  150. Comment by Zac | 12.23.2010 | 11:54 am

    1. Your starting weight – 162
    2. Your current weight – 151
    3. Your total weight loss – 11 pounds
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds – My diet for the past three days has consisted of cliff bars and iced tea.

  151. Comment by kevin barrows | 12.23.2010 | 12:03 pm

    starting weight=203
    current weight=192

    total loss=11 pounds

    I was 250 a over a year ago doc told me lose some weight or be on some pills the rest of my life being the obsessive compuslisve person that I am started riding decided to ride up mountain(mt washongton nh) to give my kids inspiration that anything is possible…and here i am today….just started running to …………maybe ultra someday

  152. Comment by OldChainRing | 12.23.2010 | 12:09 pm

    Not to be cynical, but…

    No freaking way this many people lost over 10 lbs in this short of time during this time of year.

    I’m sure many of you did, but no way THIS many.

    Santa’s watching, folks, and knows who’s being naughty.

  153. Comment by MT | 12.23.2010 | 12:10 pm

    1. Start = 186.6
    2. Current = 175.8
    3. Loss = 10.8! Huzzah!
    4. Strategy = eat very little, exercise more. Really, that was it. It sucked, but it worked. That, and sweating out approximately 2 lbs this morning before my official weigh-in. Whatever. 2 lbs lost in water weight still count.

    Dude, this was rough. The local office kitchenette has, for the past few days, had these delicious white-chocolate-peppermint-sugar cookies. Only my potentially unreasonable competitiveness kept me away. However, now that I have my official number, I shall commence making up for lost time/treats.

    Thanks for the motivation to lose (a legitimate) 8 lb of chub (and 2 lb of water). Much appreciated!

  154. Comment by Nathan | 12.23.2010 | 12:17 pm

    1. Start weight 226.2
    2. End weight 219.0
    Total loss – 7.2 lbs
    3. I lost the weight my eating normal and trying not to snack much. But that trip to Atlanta with 24 hrs of driving and eating out killed it for me.

    If I wanted the last 2 pounds I could hit the trainer for 2 plus hours this afternoon. But, I need to take my daughter shopping for my wife and I think that’s more important . Still, heading in the right direction again and I bet I can bet to 212 by my b-day a month from now. Next week has 4 days of X-country skiing in it and that will help a lot.

  155. Comment by kary | 12.23.2010 | 12:19 pm

    starting weight: 194.6
    ending weight: 188.8
    total loss: 5.8lbs
    Didn’t make it, so sort of dissapointed, but hey I lost almost 6 pounds during cold snowy weather

  156. Comment by nh_joe | 12.23.2010 | 12:20 pm

    Not that losing weight is a bad thing (eating healthy and regular exercise are great, especially during the holidays when most people are pigging out and sitting in their car), but has anyone stopped to think that this is a totally unhealthy way to lose weight?

  157. Comment by oheckler | 12.23.2010 | 12:21 pm

    I got up early this morning because I knew the results weren’t going to be good ( weighed myself last night and still had 2 lbs to go). Sure enough 157.6. I still needed to lose 1.4 lbs. So no breakfast and out the door for a quick run. Well I don’t really run so it ended up being a run/walk of about two miles. Pre-shower weigh in….. 157. Damn. Looks like still no breakfast and I’m taking my scale to work. Well after three tries (still no breakfast) I just came back from the handicap stall, which is the only stall large enough for me to go full commando, and weighed in at my target weight, 156.2 lbs!
    Now I am walking across the street to the deli and ordering a breakfast burrito larger than my head. Hey, you never said we had to keep it off just make the weight at some point today.

    Starting weight: 166.2
    Final weigh in: 156.2
    Total temporary weight loss: 10 lbs

    What I did:
    I packed my lunch most every day (probably the biggest difference maker, we eat out a lot in my office), I ate sensible portions and I actually rode the trainer.

  158. Comment by Scott in MN | 12.23.2010 | 12:29 pm

    Beginning weight: 229
    Current Weight: 217.5
    Net Loss: 11.5 lbs

    What I did — gave up beer and cut down on portions!

  159. Comment by Geo | 12.23.2010 | 12:31 pm

    Starting weight: 241

    Today’s weight: 227.8

    Loss: 13.2

    I’m easy, just the water bottles or a jersey (largest size possible please, I’m still 227 for goodness sake!)

    What I did: I really counted calories and hit the gym (exercycle mostly) or got out on my bike for short rides. I would eat cereal for breakfast, approximately 200 calories, and then exercise burning off 200-300 calories (according to the counters). So I would pretty much be at zero calories for the day after that. Then a sensible lunch in the 200-300 calorie range, a granola bar or so for a snack, again about 200 calories, and then just eat a sensible portioned dinner, since I would have nearly 1500 calories “leftover” for the day — based on the 2,000 calories a day to maintain weight.

    So the eat right and exercise thing the doctors preach really works. Thanks for the push to get going, I’ve been wanting to hit the diet and exercise hard again but have just not been motivated.

    Now I can take it easy through the next few days of the holidays and not worry about weight and working out (no time with all the family) and just not over-indulge on the snacks and I’ll come our ready to hit it again next week.

    And, I did make my donation today, but if I win I probably won’t be able to do one of the trips, but we’ll see. Just wanted to donate and do some good for someone who needs it at this time of year.

  160. Comment by Mike J | 12.23.2010 | 12:33 pm

    Start: 267
    End: 263.5
    Loss: 3.5 pounds

    It was better than gaining weight.

  161. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 12.23.2010 | 12:36 pm

    First, a shout of support to Andreas Knickman and his good fight, to Fatty for bringing him to our attention, and to the 28 who continue everyday to Fight Like Susan.

    Starting Weight 228
    Current Weight 216/217
    Total Loss 12/11 lbs.

    Like others it was portion control, eliminating the donuts, junk food snacks, and late night eating. Lots of riding,for this time of year. Like my SoCal neighbors, it’s been raining here in the North, but seriously, that makes for a fun and rewarding ride. Steam rising off your shoulders suggests you’re gaining, or losing, something.

    Gift to self: A new scale so we two (sic) can get those .x lbs the others are claiming. Looking forward to trying to recognize ‘Fattys’ at Davis.

  162. Comment by Dan in Sac | 12.23.2010 | 12:38 pm

    1. Starting weight: 205
    2. Final weight: 198
    3. Total lost: 7 lbs

    Close but not quite enough. I think I need to get rollers and rent Inception. ***Spoiler Alert*** Leo DeCaprio is a HUNK!

  163. Comment by Kristy | 12.23.2010 | 12:42 pm

    Start: 139
    End: 132
    Loss: 7 lbs

    I didn’t have too much to lose so I think that losing 7 was a great success!

  164. Comment by Clydesdale | 12.23.2010 | 12:42 pm

    Starting weight – 232
    Final weight – 220

  165. Comment by Lulea | 12.23.2010 | 12:43 pm

    1. Starting weight: 146.25
    2. Final weight: 147.75
    3. Total GAIN: 1.5

    When I said I quit at the beginning of this week (at 145.15 apparently, I really quit.

  166. Comment by Conor | 12.23.2010 | 12:43 pm

    Start 199.6
    Today 189.2
    Lost 10.4 lbs

    By the skin of my teeth.

    I started with a convenient weigh in (after dinner), plus good dose of healthier eating, one less starbucks a day, less ice cream, and the occasional pop tart. P90X starts in a week…

  167. Comment by Clydesdale | 12.23.2010 | 12:44 pm

    Starting weight – 232
    Final weight – 220
    Total weight Loss – 12lbs
    Anything special I did – rode my bike at least 1.5hrs/day and didn’t eat…much…

  168. Comment by KIM | 12.23.2010 | 12:48 pm

    Starting weight 212
    End: 201.8
    Lost 10.2
    Took no alcohol so far this week, limited portions, no food since yesterday noon (more or less 24 hour fast). No coffee/water yet today, and four times on and off scale….a slight left lean always helps ;-)

    Now need food and caffeine, mostly caffeine

  169. Comment by DvdzDad | 12.23.2010 | 12:49 pm

    Starting weight: 191.6
    Current weight: 189.2
    Total lost: 2.4 lbs.


    Unfortunately, the only thing I really excel at is underachieving…

  170. Comment by Clinton | 12.23.2010 | 12:49 pm

    Starting weight: 188
    Today: 177
    11 lbs lost!
    I added an extra 30 minutes to each of my workouts since this project started.
    Went to bed half full instead of stuffed.
    Thanks for the kick in the pants!!!

  171. Comment by Arienna | 12.23.2010 | 12:49 pm

    Ooh, is anyone else on spark people? Maybe we can start a Team Fatty group. :D

  172. Comment by Evan | 12.23.2010 | 12:53 pm

    Starting Weight: 200
    Today’s Weight: 189.4!!!
    Total Weight Lost: 10.6

    Became vegan back in October, and overall fitness/nutrition is at it’s highest level!! Not a bad way to end the year of my 30th birthday. My goal was 30 pounds this year, and with the final 10, I made it!!!!

  173. Comment by Greg | 12.23.2010 | 12:56 pm

    Start: 200
    End: 193
    Total lost: 7
    Bummer. Can I have another week?

  174. Comment by Brian T | 12.23.2010 | 12:56 pm

    1. 196
    2. 191
    3. 5 lbs
    4. Stupid me, I didn’t really do anything special on the eating side of things. Just the fun stuff like a little miles in on both mountain and road bikes. I was hoping for some skiable snow for xc skiing. Not enough yet. I cut back on the holiday sweets, but not into a serious dieting mode, yet.

  175. Comment by ks | 12.23.2010 | 12:56 pm

    start 155
    finish 147
    total loss, only 8 lbs, but I’ve eaten out the last two evenings and I’m sure I’m retaining water. The best part? These weights are at night w/jeans and heavy sweater which is at least 5 lbs, so I’m really only 2 lbs above my ‘normal’ weight (should have weighed this morning sans clothes). Not bad for mid of winter! Skiing all day tomorrow and Christmas will also help ;)

  176. Comment by Bonnie | 12.23.2010 | 12:59 pm

    Starting weight: 151
    Today (AM, aka, Round One): 143
    Total loss: 8 pounds …but excessive caffeine, a hard workout and sauna lay ahead. Bonus: haircut this afternoon and final weigh-in sans clothing :)

    I happened to re-join the gym right when this contest started, so attribute the loss to intense Spin classes, yoga, and the discovery that I can indeed run on a treadmill. And a winter craving for vegetables over those heavy Fall carbs

  177. Comment by Jamie | 12.23.2010 | 12:59 pm

    Starting Weight: 192
    Today’s Weight: 181
    Total lost: 11 lbs. (with creative rounding!)

    I forced myself to not eat anything after 7PM and increased my time on the rollers to 90 minutes rather than 60. I mistakenly cut back on my water intake for the last few days. Lost some weight, but the dehydration headache is not fun. I also weighed myself at different times to maximize the starting weight and minimize the ending weight!

    Thanks for the motivation and have a great holiday! (Time for a cheeseburger!)

  178. Comment by Carolyn T. | 12.23.2010 | 1:00 pm

    Starting Weight 12/2: 179.8
    12/6 Weight: 177
    12/14 Weight: 176
    12/20 Weight: 175
    12/23 Weight: 174.8
    Weight Lost: 5lbs

    Well – 5lbs is 5lbs less to haul on the bike – thanks Fatty! Merry Christmas!

  179. Comment by Matthew | 12.23.2010 | 1:04 pm

    Staring – 232.6
    Ending – 225.0

    7.6 pounds, I’ll take it and run.. Too many Christmas parties this last weekend..

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  180. Comment by Ed | 12.23.2010 | 1:06 pm

    Staring – 218
    Ending – 207
    Total lost – 11

    This was a great idea. I usually gain a few pounds during this time.

  181. Comment by nick | 12.23.2010 | 1:11 pm

    1. 323.3
    2. 312.0
    3. 11.3
    4. I sold my car so i don’t have any excuses not to ride my bike to work. I actually hit 311.1 after the first week, but then spent a week at a conference in Las Vegas eating free food and drinking free drink. So i started week 3 back up at about 319. I honestly thought i’d be a little lower this morning, i was at 312.2 yesterday so i hit the rollers this morning before weighing in. I’m happy i’m down 11+ lbs over the month, and am looking forward to going sub 300 soon.

  182. Comment by Ben | 12.23.2010 | 1:12 pm


    Not working out because of post-concussion syndrome hasnt helped.

  183. Comment by Joe P | 12.23.2010 | 1:17 pm

    Update 1:

    Still 13 hours to go my time.

    I’ve got 2.5 left to go. Seattle Randos did a 200K all night on the solstice, and ya kinda need to eat and drink on 200K, so I need to get rid of the final few.

    Gonna send the little one to a friends house, and get on the trainer. Hopefully one movie will do it.

  184. Comment by Bridget | 12.23.2010 | 1:19 pm

    Starting – 143
    Ending – 135

    Total loss – 7 lbs

    My pants still fit, so I am ok with this failure.

  185. Comment by Robin O | 12.23.2010 | 1:19 pm

    1. My starting weight was 298
    2. My current weight is 286.6
    3. My total weight loss = 11.4 pounds
    4. I really didn’t think I would make this one, as I ballooned up to 305 in the second week from an issue with my thyroid medication. Luckily getting on track with that, drinking TONS of water, and trying not to eat EVERY sweet thing that came into the office helped.

    Good luck to everyone in the drawing! :)

  186. Comment by David Estes | 12.23.2010 | 1:35 pm

    Congrats to all who lost 10 or more pounds… as for me, Total FAIL

    Started 185.4
    Today, 1802.5
    lost 2.9 lbs.

    I got within 1.5 lbs. but then Xmas vacaton started and what with no going to the gym, bakeing cookies, eating out while shopping, etc… it just didn’t stay off.

    But I’m happy that I tried. I’m happy that I still weight less than when I started.

    Thanks, Sir Fatty.

  187. Comment by Rick (my real name) | 12.23.2010 | 1:35 pm

    Starting weight 209
    Finish weight 208
    Loss 11
    avoid eating at holiday gatherings, and stop late-night snacking; both of which are a real struggle!

  188. Comment by David Estes | 12.23.2010 | 1:36 pm

    Congrats to all who lost 10 or more pounds… as for me, Total FAIL

    Started 185.4
    Today, 182.5
    lost 2.9 lbs.

    I got within 1.5 lbs. but then Xmas vacaton started and what with no going to the gym, bakeing cookies, eating out while shopping, etc… it just didn’t stay off.

    But I’m happy that I tried. I’m happy that I still weight less than when I started.

    Thanks, Sir Fatty.

  189. Comment by Mike Roadie | 12.23.2010 | 1:37 pm

    I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it!

    1. Starting weight 198.4
    2. Current weight 188.2
    3. Total weight loss 10.2
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds–I ate and drank a whole lot less. Smaller portions, healthier foods, less snacking, very little beer or wine. I do feel better and motivated to lose more….but I am miserably hungry, unsatisfied and I want a bacon cheeseburger and fries soooo badly!

    Taking it off is relatively easy; keeping it off is the hard part. I enjoy eating, drinking and enjoying life too much to do this full time, I fear!

  190. Comment by Derwood | 12.23.2010 | 1:44 pm

    1. Starting Weight: 256.5
    2. Current Weight: 245.0
    3. Total Weight Lost: 11.5 lbs
    4. Eating much better at lunch, cutting back on snacks, a lot less beer, and putting the 29er on a trainer and doing lots of pedaling to nowhere.

    Now to keep it going….

  191. Comment by Melissa | 12.23.2010 | 1:45 pm

    1. Your starting weight 153
    2. Your current weight 149
    3. Your total weight loss 4 lbs
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: Ate less and ate sensible and exercised but didn’t do anything stupid like try to dehydrate myself or workout for six hours for a false number. I know that I will keep losing and won’t rebound if I keep it up! Thanks for the motivation!! The next 6 will come off!

  192. Comment by Sara T. | 12.23.2010 | 1:47 pm

    1. Starting weight: 158.2
    2. Current weight: 148.0
    3. Total weight loss: 10.2
    4. I stopped eating snacks when I prepared them for the kids (unless it was fruit/veg), ate less at meals, and got back on the exercise wagon. The tough part for me will be the next 10 days—-kids are out of school, so I’m not exercising as much as I was. Christmas is coming up, then my birthday, then New Year’s Eve….wish me luck! My next goal is another 10 pounds by early June. I know, a lot longer than the one month it took for this first 10, but it’ll be harder to get there, I’m sure!

  193. Comment by marc | 12.23.2010 | 1:48 pm

    1. starting weight:161
    2. current weight:155
    3. total lost:6
    4. special things i did to fail: i ate too much and didn’t exercise enough.

    thanks for the motivation fatty, -6 is certainly better than +6 though i’m not going to look nearly as sassy in my xmas track suit as i originally thought i might…sigh.

  194. Comment by Pete | 12.23.2010 | 1:48 pm

    1. Start: 146 lb
    2. Current: 136 lb!
    3. Total lost: 10 lb
    4. Tricks: My wife and I recently started getting a fruit/veg weekly box. We’ve been making out dinners from the contents until it’s all used up. No dinners out unless the crisper is empty. Up shot is weight loss. Down side is less Chines takeout.

    I barely made the 10 lbs and I’m sure I’ll gain some of it back soon. My wife is going for the more reliable and slower pace of weight loss.

  195. Comment by katie | 12.23.2010 | 1:49 pm

    starting weight: 141
    weight before swimming this morning: 132.4
    weight after swimming for an hour (but with wet hair): 131.6
    weight after peeing: 131.4
    weight after peeing again: 131.3
    weight after taking a shower and blowdrying my hair to get the very heavy water droplets out (and peeing again): 130.8!!!!! Wooohoo! Can I eat now?
    total weight lost: 10.2lbs. bring on the christmas cookies! i mean, erm, the celery. yummy holiday celery.

    merry christmas to you and your family!

  196. Comment by katie | 12.23.2010 | 1:50 pm

    oops – forgot #4. I just avoided drinking most nights out at christmas parties, and ramped up the running a bit. whomp!

  197. Comment by NYCCarlos | 12.23.2010 | 1:51 pm

    watching inception (almost) caused me to lose weight too… I (almost) threw up after thinking too hard about the ending.

  198. Comment by Chad | 12.23.2010 | 1:52 pm

    Too much eating for me. Only could manage 4 pounds. Maybe next year…

    Start – 211
    Current – 207
    Total – 4

  199. Comment by bcrle | 12.23.2010 | 1:57 pm

    I actually made it!
    1. Starting weight = 226 lbs
    2. Current weight = 216 lbs
    3. Total Loss = 10 lbs
    4. Eat half the calories your BMI calls for, ride bike as much as possible, do eat lean protean, do not eat any refined carbs, sleep 8-9 hours a night (you lose more weight when you are asleep)do not drink adult beverages, do drink lots of water, except for the last day then go to gym wear long sweats ride spin bike for 1.5 hours, have one of the trainers in the gym become so concerned they try to get you to drink :) weigh yourself before hydrating. Works every time!

  200. Comment by Keith | 12.23.2010 | 2:01 pm

    Start 220
    Finished 210
    exactly 10 lbs.
    Fast for 4 days…………….Can I eat now?

  201. Comment by zach | 12.23.2010 | 2:02 pm

    to the nh poster…. not nearly as unhealthy as the manner in which we gain it.

  202. Comment by CNH | 12.23.2010 | 2:05 pm

    1. Your starting weight: 202(.6)
    2. Your current weight: 192(.2)
    3. Your total weight loss: 10(.4) pounds!
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: Ate less by counting calories and macros and exercised 6 days a week.
    Thanks for the extra motivation!

  203. Comment by Alexandra | 12.23.2010 | 2:06 pm

    1. Your starting weight: 150
    2. Your current weight: 139.5
    3. Your total weight loss: 10.5lbs (w00t!)
    4. I drank lots of water, cut out (almost) all alcohol and chocolate, but the biggest thing I did was to not have my own portion of dessert. Instead I had a few bites of my SO’s dessert the difference was quite amazing. Plus, I lost over two inches on my belly (the biggest part thereof!).

  204. Comment by Ron | 12.23.2010 | 2:08 pm

    Beginning weight = 196.0
    Weight Now = 186.0
    Net loss = 10.0 pounds

    So, I didn’t quite make it the first time I weighed this morning (missed it by half a pound); but by not drinking any water this morning or eating any breakfast, I lost that pesky half a pound by 11am. I will go run my usual three miles on the treadmill this afternoon; however I’m very glad I didn’t have to lose 4 pounds on the last day!!

  205. Comment by MarkL | 12.23.2010 | 2:09 pm

    I made by 0.2 lbs

    1. Starting 193.8 lbs
    2. Current 183.6 lbs
    3. Total 10.2 lbs
    4. Holiday and job hunting stress seemed to work wonders to get rid of those pounds.

    Thank you for the motivation and Merry Christmas.

  206. Comment by Todd | 12.23.2010 | 2:15 pm

    1.Starting weight – 190
    2.Current weight – 177
    3.Total weight loss – 13..f yeah!!

    The hard part was cutting out snacks after dinner and all of the cookies everybody was bringing into the office..and why do they call it diet soda??
    I really would rather just ride in the rain.

    I still need to do some sit ups to tighten up the keg covering my 6 pack…Ideally, my goal is to be down to 168 before short track begins…NO SNACKS…okay some,shhhhhh!!

  207. Comment by Cripp | 12.23.2010 | 2:15 pm

    Start: 217.3
    Today: 210.7
    Loss: 6.6
    Missed the 10 lbs but happy to be moving in the right direction! Congrats to all who managed the 10!

  208. Comment by Jessica | 12.23.2010 | 2:18 pm

    Start: 170
    Current: 159.5
    Loss: 10.5 (whew!)
    Followed a vegan diet

  209. Comment by km | 12.23.2010 | 2:22 pm

    1. 189.6/190 starting weight
    2. 180…..alright 180.2
    3. 9 or 9.8lbs. But if you round up it’s 10!!
    4. Starve myself the last day, run 6 miles and go on a massive caffine binder to lose my final 2-3 lbs…I’M SOOO TIRED!!!!

  210. Comment by Anne | 12.23.2010 | 2:30 pm

    Start: 125
    Current: 114
    Loss: 11

    Vegetarian diet. Probably will gain most of it tomorrow Christmas eve.

  211. Comment by Kelly | 12.23.2010 | 2:31 pm

    1. Starting Weight 213.0
    2. Ending Weight 197.8
    3. Weight Lost 15.2 lbs
    4. Counted calories daily via LiveStrong MyPlate, cut waaay back on alcohol, switched my diet to primarily myfitfoods meals so I actually ate what my body should have and in the proper proportions, and spent a lot of time riding my bike in Italy and France…uh, all-the-while never leaving our house – here’s to virtual reality trainers!

    Thank you Fatty for such a great and inspirational contest! Thank you too to my beautiful bride, above in the contest, a devoted reader of yours, and also successful in her efforts to lose 10 lbs – woohoo! We’ve been slipping bit by bit on our fitness since the kids came along 7 years ago – even though we’ve continued to ride and ride with them quite a bit, but this past year to 18 mos has really taken it’s toll on us, in a variety of ways, but physically as much as anything. This has been the greatest thing to kick us into gear to get back to our healthy lifestyle that we much prefer! Even if I did have to endure being shaken awake at 5:30 in the mornings to the exclaim of “I lost x lbs!, check out how skinny I’m looking” :)

  212. Comment by Josh | 12.23.2010 | 2:36 pm

    Starting Weight: 223.6 lbs
    Current Weight: 209.8
    Total Weight Lost: 13.8 lbs

    Special thing to lose the 10 pounds: Cut back on the soda (very hard for me to do). Eat better and exercise like crazy (I think I’m officially addicted)! Bonus: Ride two hours on the stationary trainer, with no fan, no water, and wearing an all black riding kit while listening to the iPod.

    Thanks for the killer contest, Eldon, and providing the push needed to get me motivated to lose weight!

  213. Comment by Geo | 12.23.2010 | 2:37 pm

    1. Starting Weight 179
    2. Ending Weight 169
    3. Weight Lost 10 lbs
    4. Cut out some sweets, cut back meal sizes, cut back more treats..binged. Daily exercising, cycling to work and daily exercising, cut out dairy. Last day, stopped drinking and exercised until dropped that final pound.

  214. Comment by Adam from VA | 12.23.2010 | 2:38 pm

    1 – 188 lbs
    2 – 180 lbs
    3 – 8 lbs
    4 – very disappointed to not have the chance to win. Here’s what I did, drank lots of water, no soda, beer, fast food or anything really good in a month. Ran 3-6 miles 3x/week and watched my calories like a hawk. I am happy with the loss but could not budge past 180 – I guess that’s the plateau you hear so much about.

  215. Comment by rich | 12.23.2010 | 2:42 pm

    Beginning weight: 198.5
    Current Weight: 188
    Net Loss: 10.5 lbs
    What I did: Lost about six pounds of fat over four weeks and shed about four pounds of water in four hours at the end! I’m so good to my body….
    Great job with your continuous charity work and, most recently, with your campaign for Andreas. I am happy to support such an admirable cause. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  216. Comment by Skippy | 12.23.2010 | 2:44 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Everyone who commented , some failed to make the weight but succeeded in their honesty and i hope Fatty sets aside some prizes to reward them ! Looking at the comments these past several weeks has been entertaining and visiting some of their blogs rewarding.
    Those who made the weight loss generally lost about 5-7 % of their starting weight so there is a good chance for them to hold on to most of their acheivement. Diet has contributed to their success and additional training regimes could be turned into New Year Resolutions thus continuing the good work todate but more importantly enhancing their lifestyle.
    AS i stated at the outset i was already in the minimum weight range and whether i ski tour, ride the trainer or work the rower i have to keep topping up to avoid dehydration. Coming back to the house after 2hrs slogging the skis uphill i am saturated and that is even after regular liquid consumption during the exercise.
    Whether jonw9, Oldchainrig or nh_joe agree, my take is that All of you deserve a BIG PAT ON THE BACK !!


  217. Comment by JB | 12.23.2010 | 2:53 pm

    Starting = 207
    Ending = 196.7
    Lost = 10.3

    Whew! Just made it after a intense lunchtime session on the spin bike at the health club today.

    I bumped up my daily lunchtime workouts and I stopped with the cookies and chips and watched the portions when I did eat.
    Fatty, thanks for helping me jumpstart myself. I will lose 10 more lbs but will give myself now until March 6th, my b-day and the 5 year doctor checkup!
    Merry Christmas!

  218. Comment by Genaro O | 12.23.2010 | 2:55 pm

    1. Your starting weight: 300.6 lbs
    2. Your current weight: 288.4 lbs
    3. Your total weight loss: 12.2 lbs
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: Stressed out over the holidays and watched what I ate. Rode for an hour on the trainer and outside in the cold about 3 times a week.

  219. Comment by emily a. | 12.23.2010 | 2:58 pm

    1. 144
    2. 134
    3. 10
    4. The first 8 were legit. Can’t claim the same for the last 2. I can attest to the effectiveness of running in a sweatsuit without drinking though…

    Thanks for the help during the holidays. What a great idea!

  220. Comment by Gregg | 12.23.2010 | 2:58 pm

    Start weight: 186
    Currentl weight: 175
    Total lost: 11

    No big surprise here, ate less and worked out more. Got studded tires for the bike, so got out for a bunch of calorie burning rides rather than sitting on the couch eating dozens of cookies.

  221. Comment by Jake | 12.23.2010 | 3:00 pm

    1. Your starting weight: 204 lbs
    2. Your current weight: 193 lbs
    3. Your total weight loss: 11 lbs
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: Just before this contest started I began using the calorie counter on the Livestrong site. I think this is a great tool and really help with losing the 10 lbs. I really had no idea how many calories I was consuming before. I have also been in the gym 5 days a week doing mostly cardio with light weight training.

  222. Comment by Eric | 12.23.2010 | 3:00 pm

    11/29- 225
    12/06- 221
    12/13- 220
    12/20- 217
    12/23- 214

    Got it by one! (now bring on the cookies!!) Since Monday, started doing two-a-days, weights in the morning, skiing in the afternoon, today was the last of it (thank god). My first ski race of the season is on Sunday, this will make the climbs a bit easier. Thanks for the inspiration.

  223. Comment by peter | 12.23.2010 | 3:09 pm

    I am a loser. I am 207 so I lost a total of 4 lbs.
    Good luck to all of you others that made it.

  224. Comment by Krista K | 12.23.2010 | 3:12 pm

    1. 250 lbs
    2. 239.6 lbs
    3. 10.4 lbs
    4. I didn’t think I would make it, but my trick lately has been coffee and grapefruit and eating in moderation at all the family events. I was so happy when I saw that scale reading. I’m just hoping I can continue these healthier eating habits into the new year.

  225. Comment by Kevin | 12.23.2010 | 3:12 pm

    Start 248.1
    current 240.4
    loss 7.7
    I didn’nt quite make it but the effort so far has been a success, none the less. If I could count the 2.5 I lost the week prior the start of the contest, I would be over the 10 pound mark. I am on a mission to keep going until there is a significant reduction. To that end I hired a nutritionist. The plan so far has been to greatly increase my vegetable intake and reduce my consumption of high fat cheese. I have also been working on building strength so the scale does not tell the whole story. The fact I can wear jeans that I haven’t worn for three years, is reward enough.

    Enjoy the holidays all but don’t over induldge.

  226. Comment by Chris | 12.23.2010 | 3:14 pm

    Started 209.6
    Today 199.2
    Lost 10.4

    After being 2 lbs off, I stayed on the treadmill until I had the weight I needed. I have been trying to get under 200 for 3 years and finally I got there. Considering I am 6′4″ I am one of those skinny clydesdales those last few pounds are always the hardest. I am now at a “light” climbing weight.

  227. Comment by 3d brian | 12.23.2010 | 3:22 pm

    I was out of town and didn’t enter the contest.

    I’m UP almost 10 pounds from the week before thanksgiving.

    All of you who say you are losers or failed who lost 2-8 pounds are wrong – you did awesome!

  228. Comment by PW Dave | 12.23.2010 | 3:23 pm

    I did it. Minimal food and water combined with ramped up exercise. I’m not sure how much I’ll gain back when I get a drink and have a bite too eat, but the bottom line is I made it.
    Starting Weight 196.5
    Current weight 185.4
    Final number 11.1
    Merry Christmas to all

  229. Comment by Vern Geddings | 12.23.2010 | 3:24 pm

    Started 215
    today 204
    total 11
    Kind of stalled the last couple of days. Thanks for the motivation.

  230. Comment by RonnaJD | 12.23.2010 | 3:25 pm

    Starting Wt: 215
    Wt today:204.5
    Total: 10.5

    Lightest I’ve been in 3 years, I lost the weight by working out every day instead of just weekly. I was also much more conscious about the eating than I would have been if you hadn’t started this contest. Thanks Fatty! Merry Christmas!

  231. Comment by Mary from NC | 12.23.2010 | 3:29 pm

    Starting wt:139.5
    Wt today:129.0
    total: 10.5

    Travelled to India where I could not snack between meals and could not get my hands on a piece of chocolate to save my life. Arrived back to US last night, weighed myself first thing this am. promptly ate some chocolate

  232. Comment by Alan | 12.23.2010 | 3:30 pm

    Starting Wt: 198
    Wt today:197
    Total: 1

    A roller coaster diet. Was down by as much as 6. #@#$@#$ these delicious holiday foods!

  233. Comment by Allie | 12.23.2010 | 3:32 pm

    Start weight 194
    Today’s weight 182
    Total weight loss 12 lbs

    More running, less snacking! Crazy how that works. Hopefully I can keep it up, but the gym gets scary busy in January.

  234. Comment by VT_Rob | 12.23.2010 | 3:35 pm

    1. Starting = 195
    2. Ending = 189
    3. Lost = 6

    4. Knew December would be tough. Too many Christmas parties, to much beer, and too much work getting in the way of working out. Oh well. Hitting it hard in January. Congrats to all who made it.

    Merry Christmas, Elden & family! Merry Christmas Team Fatty!

  235. Comment by Anonymous | 12.23.2010 | 3:38 pm

    Start weight-162.1
    current weight 151.9
    weight loss-10.2 lbs

    I have avioded all the holiday treats all month

  236. Comment by deepbrook | 12.23.2010 | 3:38 pm

    There’s (almost) an interesting sociology/physiology experiment here. By my count, through 3:22p, there were 134 people who made it and 62 who didn’t–call that 2:1. I suspect that there are a number of people who didn’t make it who opted not to post, which probably puts the ratio closer to the 50/50 sense that I got from mid-contest check-ins. I say “almost” above since there’s no way to verify actual versus reported, but knowing the Fatty crowd, I’d say there are few who fudged (pun intended).

  237. Comment by mtb w | 12.23.2010 | 3:39 pm

    Not there yet. Need another pound and half. Hitting the gym hard tonight and not drinking or eating until I hit the mark (and then hit the fridge!)

  238. Comment by Dan W | 12.23.2010 | 3:41 pm

    Starting weight: 184.2
    Current weight: 181.1
    Lost: 3.1

    To many treats and huge meal, oh well.

  239. Comment by Jeff R | 12.23.2010 | 3:43 pm

    Start: 157
    Current: 153.4
    Total loss: 3.6

    Didn’t make it. But I figure I would have gained about 7 pounds during this time so I’m 10 lbs lighter than I would have been had I not participated! Thanks for the motivation and congrats to all who reached the 10lb goal.

  240. Comment by DeanS | 12.23.2010 | 3:44 pm

    start 205.6
    today 201.4
    lost 4.2

    Rode my bike 472.6 miles but apparently that wasn’t

    enough. At least I went down.

  241. Comment by Kristina | 12.23.2010 | 3:47 pm

    1. 230.2
    2. 211.4
    3. 18.8
    4. The tonsillectomy right at the beginning of the contest was quite a jump-start!! After that, it’s been the usual routine — consuming less calories and burning more!

  242. Comment by Tom "My Middle Name is Melvin" W. | 12.23.2010 | 3:50 pm

    Started 208
    Today 205
    Lost 3lbs
    Congrats to all who hit the goal. Too many temptations at work and holiday get togethers to commit myself. Now that I have emabarassed myself in a sort of public forum, I am back at it and will get the 10 lbs by the middle of Jan. Thanks for the motivation, Fatty. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  243. Comment by Peter Plaizier | 12.23.2010 | 3:51 pm

    starting weight 218.4
    today weight 212.6
    total weight loss 5.8 lbs.

    Not a ten pound reduction, but at least 10 lbs to the positive (reduced size) compared to most Decembers where is usually gain a minimum of 5 lbs.

    Thank you fatty for inspiring me during this time of corporate smoozing and cookies.

  244. Comment by Dent | 12.23.2010 | 3:55 pm

    Start: 197
    Today: 185
    Loss: 12 lbs!

    Thrilled to be in the 180’s for the first time in 10 years after getting WAY to close to 200!

    Thanks for the motivation “not-so” Fatty.

  245. Comment by Eric | 12.23.2010 | 3:59 pm

    Starting weight-237
    Weight today-226
    Total lost-11 pounds. Woo Hoo!

    The only thing I did differently was to cut out soda and fast foods completely. Now that I know I expect I can get down into the teens by the time the weather clears and the trails are ridable again.
    Thanks for the kick in the pants Fatty.

  246. Comment by Michael Clark | 12.23.2010 | 3:59 pm

    Start: 224
    Today: 221
    Loss: 3 (5, but 2 missed me and felt lonesome, so they came back the second week)

    Holiday dieting is tough. At least now I can eat the cookies that are baking downstairs fairly guilt-free. :) Merry Christmas!

  247. Comment by Steve A. | 12.23.2010 | 4:01 pm

    Start – 190.0
    Current – 179.2
    Lost – 10.8 lbs

    Yes! I’m in the 170’s! First time that’s happened in a long time.

    More running, less cookies. Thanks for the motivation!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  248. Comment by Greg | 12.23.2010 | 4:04 pm

    Starting 168
    Current 161
    Lost 7lbs

    Failed, but had fun trying.

  249. Comment by Zatch | 12.23.2010 | 4:04 pm

    Start: 203
    Today: 192-3
    Loss: 10-11

    I can’t tell, my scale is old, but I’m happy with it. I feel like I should have done more, and shouldn’t have eaten those damn chicken wings last night (stupid Wednesday night traditions anyway!). Thanks for the inspiration. If I can just lose another 15 by spring, I’ll be the happiest biker out there.

  250. Comment by TRT | 12.23.2010 | 4:04 pm

    Start: 233
    Today: 223
    Loss: 10 lbs

    Made it, but not by much — nothing but coffee and a banana today. Still pretty proud, as I’ve been in the weight room about 3 times as much as I’ve been on the bike so I’m definitely putting on muscle while losing fat. Diet-wise I’m doing the primal blueprint thing, no bread or pasta, low carbs overall, and getting rid of all the sugar and booze I can. I’ve really only been on track about 80% of the time, though, which is a testament to how well that diet works — I made (and ate) Christmas cookies last night for Pete’s sake!

    This is the lowest I’ve been in about 2 years, and though the next 48 hours are probably going to be less than pretty I’m keeping this going until I’m at least under 210.

    Thanks Team Fatty, couldn’t have done this alone and certainly never could have stayed good until this close to the holidays!

  251. Comment by TerryR | 12.23.2010 | 4:04 pm

    1. Your starting weight: 186.5
    2. Your current weight: 175.0
    3. Your total weight loss: 11.5
    4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds: No alcohol (and yes I was a very boring person at the office Christmas party!).

  252. Comment by Zach Olson | 12.23.2010 | 4:08 pm

    1. 191
    2. 181
    3. 10
    4. Eat right. Exercise a lot.

  253. Comment by ed | 12.23.2010 | 4:08 pm

    1. Your starting weight: 188
    2. Your current weight: 188
    3. Your total weight loss: 0 :(
    4. I didn’t make it and I lay the blame fully and completely on my Thesis Proposal and Finals all being due over the last few weeks.

  254. Comment by Paul K | 12.23.2010 | 4:10 pm

    Starting Weight: 205.2
    Today: 194.8

    Total lost: 10.4

    Wow! I wasn’t sure I was going to make it with all the cookies, etc in the house. But, the approach of coffee with soup and salads helped greatly as did the daily rides and nighttime shopping which kept me out of the kitchen and the snack zone.

    Even better then the weight is the fact that I’ve taken 1.5 inches off the waist. I still have a long way to go to my final goal weight of 180 but I’m on a great track thanks to Fatty and the team!!

    Now going to get off track for a few minutes and go grab a couple of those decorated cookies that have been laughing at me as I walk by each day.

    Happy Holidays Everyone and Thanks Again Fatty!!

  255. Comment by Mike from Melbourne | 12.23.2010 | 4:10 pm

    1 starting weight 198.5
    2 current weight 198.5
    3 total loss – big fat zero !
    4 I did exercise but eating/drinking at this time of year is pretty unavoidable. Can I have an extension ?

    Merry Christmas everyone !

  256. Comment by Doug Porter | 12.23.2010 | 4:16 pm

    Start 244.5
    Today 240.2

  257. Comment by Ben Civiletti | 12.23.2010 | 4:17 pm

    Starting weight 230
    Final Weight 219.75

    Weight lost 10.25 lbs!

    Yay! Well the diet went well for the first week…but then it didn’t. However I have been eating significantly less than usual for the past three weeks, still junk, but less junk. I suppose that’s a start. Thanks Fatty!

  258. Comment by Susi | 12.23.2010 | 4:21 pm

    Start 170
    Current 159.8 (at this very moment, but I am hungry and thirsty)
    Weight loss 10.2

    How did I do it? Kind of like you did. I am going for 5 more by New Year’s Day. Thanks for kick starting the motivation. It has been fun following your tribulations and the rest of the crew. I also have been so moved by Andreas and his family. Thank you for introducing them to us.

  259. Comment by Rod | 12.23.2010 | 4:27 pm

    Start 222
    Today 211.5
    The extra spin class and NO parties did it… :)

  260. Comment by Jen | 12.23.2010 | 4:28 pm

    1. 185
    2. 173
    3. 12 pounds.
    4. Cutting back on the food. Eating more protein. Foregoing fourth meal.

  261. Comment by TroyR | 12.23.2010 | 4:29 pm

    1. 230
    2. 220
    3. TOTAL 10 on the nose.
    Lost 9 the first week alone and then went up 4, this morning still had 2 to lose. Clearly dehydration and starvation did the trick as I rode the rollers for only 40 minutes today.
    Now… to eat and drink myself back go failure!

  262. Comment by jwm | 12.23.2010 | 4:36 pm

    I need a judge on this one, I’ll post honestly. You can decide.. (aka, “stupid scale”).

    weight the morning of the post (with dehydration) : 215
    Posting official weight (at night) : 215
    10 min after posting 215 as my start weight : 219
    Yesterday’s weight : solid/fair 208 sans dehydration.
    Today’s weight after 9 mile run and some pretty good hunger pains : 206.
    Official weight loss: 9 lbs
    Submitting that I really lost an honest 10-12

    based on: my orig weight was probably much closer to 219, I have history that shows the 215 morning of is a fluke. And while 206 will certainly bounce to 208 once I drink some water and eat a bit.. it is the 10lb kick start I was looking for.

    It’s up to the judges.

    In any case, I’d like to thank FC for setting this up. From the orig post I was thinking “no way will I make 10lbs, but it’s a good thing to try”.

    Additionally, my friend at work said “heck yeah, 10 lbs is possible. Get on it!” Thanks to him.

    I was eyeballing 2011 knowing I had to do something. Every little bit counts and I’m grateful for the shove.

  263. Comment by wannabebiker | 12.23.2010 | 4:37 pm

    start: 113
    today: 103 EXACTLY
    total lost: 10!!
    how: i didn’t think on Monday I would be able to hit the goal, but did a major limit on the food intake, cut my regular soda to 1x day and hit hot yoga a few times including last night so I think I sweat off a couple pounds, , ran and then hit the trainer for an hour every night. that and i used your trick and I leaned back on the scale – leaned forward on the scale – sucked in etc. and there it was… 10 pounds gone! I’m sure by tomorrow night I’ll be up by 2, but I’m ok with that. Thanks Fatty!

  264. Comment by jwm | 12.23.2010 | 4:38 pm

    also, shaving my head didn’t save any pounds.. so if you’re on the fence, skip it.

  265. Comment by David C | 12.23.2010 | 4:43 pm

    Current: 185
    Loss: 10!

    4. I was about three pounds away this morning. Two eggs for breakfast, salad for lunch. Then basically what you did with the rollers, I did with the rowing machine
    Totally worth it though!

  266. Comment by lorianne | 12.23.2010 | 4:45 pm

    Starting: 150
    Today: 145
    Lost: 5
    Didn’t do it!

  267. Comment by Ronan | 12.23.2010 | 4:45 pm

    Starting weight: 191 lbs
    Finishing weight: 175 lbs
    Total weight lost: 16 lbs

    Two things did that: 1. total dietary overhaul (boring!) and 2. a ridiculously busy run up to christmas at work – lots of walking around :)

  268. Comment by Christine | 12.23.2010 | 4:49 pm

    start :151.4
    today: 149
    total: -1.4

    Well, it was fun! And the chocolate was good.

  269. Comment by Kent Snelson | 12.23.2010 | 4:49 pm

    I never thought I would make it. I was 8 lb short of goal 4 days ago. But pain meds from an injured back and laxatives to reopen the pipes then an overall lack of appetite knocked off 9.

    Start 202 lbs
    Current 191 lbs
    Total loss 11 lbs

    This will be a good kickoff to restart running in a couple weeks. Thanks for the motivation Fatty.

  270. Comment by Skip | 12.23.2010 | 4:51 pm

    Starting: 196
    Current: 185
    Weight loss: 11 pounds

    Secret? I don’t think I’ve drank so much water in a month… Ever! Also, watchin movies on the trainer (while riding). Thank goodness for AppleTV and toms of movies on hand!


  271. Comment by Miketk949 | 12.23.2010 | 4:53 pm

    Starting weight 250
    Final Weight 240
    Didn’t think I’d do it, but I lost 10 lbs on the nose. My kids come home tonight, and we have visitors all weekend, so that’s probably the nadir for a while….but far better than starting 10 lbs higher!
    Thanks Fatty – you got me started a month earlier than I was planning.

  272. Comment by Mark R. | 12.23.2010 | 5:00 pm

    Started: 196
    Today: 185
    Lost: 11 lbs !

    Needed to get over the last 2 pounds today, so I did an hour on the elliptical with no water – and then right into the Suana for a half hour. Booyah. Thanks all for the motivation – actually had to go up (or is it down) a notch on the belth this week.

  273. Comment by Davo | 12.23.2010 | 5:02 pm

    Hey FC (sounds easier than Fatty)
    Starting 203.?
    Today 193.4
    Loss 10.?
    A few things I did differently that seemed to help, first I weighed myself all the time. I said no to pretty much everything, and I trained hard. The first 8 just kind of happened, then a hard one, then no breakfast, some coffee and get on the bike with no liquid for the final lb. I would not have done this if it weren’t for your well timed challenge. Now my goal, no my PLAN, is not to waste this accomplishment during the holidays. Keep saying, “no thank you,” and taking less.
    you can find my blog if you google EvoDavo…

  274. Comment by CFMPLS | 12.23.2010 | 5:03 pm

    Starting Weight: 199.2
    Today’s Weight: 188.2
    Total Lost: Exactly 11 pounds

    What I did: Promised myself no matter what, I would do 60 min. of exercise a day and finish the contest, steel cut oats and greek yogurt for breakfast, a very high fiber but low cal lunch, and then a homemade Pita Pizza pretty much every night (no more than two snacks a day too). Had some bad slip ups. First weekend I had the most amazing Mexican dinner after a week of stringent dieting (causing me to temporarily gain 5 lbs). Considered giving up right after that, but glad I kept my promise. Honestly, I didn’t think I could successfully do this. Thanks for the motivation.

  275. Comment by JNF | 12.23.2010 | 5:07 pm

    Pretty funny. I only had to lose 3 in the last 48 hours.

    Start: 166.8
    Now: 156.2
    Loss: 10.6

    30 minutes from now: 160.

  276. Comment by bisso | 12.23.2010 | 5:08 pm

    started at 200.2, finished at 190 so just snuck in with a loss of 10.2 pounds

    no alcohol saved me lots of calories so that was a nice start. then losing acoupleof pounds meant riding hills was a littleeasier, so i rode more of them and at a harder level. its all snowballing from there.

    alsothe motivation of my wife who is training hard andlooking awesome for it helps me get out of bed and on the bike early in themorning

    thanks fatty, a lot of people have a nice little buffer for the xmas period

  277. Comment by TBone | 12.23.2010 | 5:09 pm

    well I did it!
    starting weight 208
    today’s weight 198
    I lost 10 lbs!
    I used the Lose It! app on my phone to track every morsel of food I ate and I know it kept me from eating quite a few snacks when I realized how calorie packed some of the things I like eating are.
    Oh and I rode my bike no less than 8 hours per week plus hit the gym once a week. I feel great and after new years Im gonna lose 5 to 10 more and do some racing this year. Thanks for the motivation!

  278. Comment by George mattera | 12.23.2010 | 5:17 pm

    Started at 273
    Currently 260 ish
    Lost 13 lbs !!!

    Being in a leg cast… I didnt think this was possible!!! In fact I figured I’d gain plenty from inactivity. So I want to thank you. I feel really good about myself
    Merry Christmas!!!!!!

  279. Comment by keith | 12.23.2010 | 5:18 pm

    Starting weight: 174.2
    Today’s weight 164.0
    10.2 lost.

    What I did: Ride my bike to work everyday except for a couple of days when it was raining. Portion control and limited snacking also helped.

    Now to see if I can maintain over the weekend.

    Thanks for the motivation as I have already lost 30 over the summer and needed the push to get the last 10 or 15.

    My girlfriend says I am looking good but have to stop soon before I weigh less than her. I don’t know if she is kidding or not. I didn’t say a word, so maybe I’m not in trouble.

    Merry Christmas and Thanks Again!

  280. Comment by James N | 12.23.2010 | 5:19 pm

    1. Start 166
    2. Final 156
    3. Lost 10
    4. Gave up post dinner beer and deserts. Also avoided my 1-2 times a week bag of chips from the snack machine. Tried to average 7-8 hrs of exercise (bIke, run, yoga) a week with 3 cross a races over the past month.

  281. Comment by Sandy | 12.23.2010 | 5:29 pm

    FAIL….Start 161.8
    Final 153.5
    Lost 8.3
    Close enough for me! Maybe I’ll lose the rest by New Years.

  282. Comment by Brody | 12.23.2010 | 5:39 pm

    Started: 190
    Final: 180
    Total lost: 10 lbs

    I had a hard time, but finally got to 10 lbs.

  283. Comment by Paul | 12.23.2010 | 5:44 pm

    Start: 217.5
    End: 211
    Total: 6.5

    Didn’t make it but better then the normal gain of 10.

    Merry Christmas!

  284. Comment by JB | 12.23.2010 | 5:56 pm

    Start at 173.6
    Ended at 161.7
    Total Loss 11.9

    Sans Beer and middle of the night bowls of cereal

  285. Comment by Tyler G | 12.23.2010 | 6:04 pm

    Starting weight 208.2
    current weight 196
    total loss : 12.2

    Totally killed myself these last couple days, two a days at the gym and I played basketball for 3 hours this afternoon prior to the weigh in. Also here in Layton the rain has been so crazy I contemplated swimming in the streets for the last little bit. All I did was stop eating junk for lunch, no food after 8:00 PM and a little extra hard work in the gym! Thanks fatty I finally did it!

  286. Comment by Christine | 12.23.2010 | 6:06 pm

    Intial wt-162.1
    current weight-151.9
    weight loss-10.2

    Just made it. Laid off the candies and cookies and actually got some use out of my cold weather gear for biking. Oh and drank lots and lots of water.

  287. Comment by ACM | 12.23.2010 | 6:06 pm

    1. Start: 238.2
    2. Today: 227.6
    3. Weight loss: 10.6 lbs.
    4. Basically I exercised more and ate less. Damn that was simple. Ha. More specifically, I was mindful of portions, had more salads and vegetables, limited the carbs, limited the amount of alcohol or soda, had some high fiber energy bars, avoiding going to restaurants, and ate and drank reasonably at parties. A new wrinkle for me in exercise was to go for good long walks after dinner and to have some days where I worked out twice. I was prepared to cycle it out in the gym if needed today , but I’m in Vermont this week and there’s snow, and I was so close that I knew going for a cross-country ski would be enough. It was! I’m really happy losing 10 instead of gaining 5. Thanks, Elden. Next goal, going south of 220!

  288. Comment by mschiefferly | 12.23.2010 | 6:20 pm

    1. Start 183
    2. Today 172
    3. Total Loss 11 lbs!

    I did not eat much today and rode a solid 50 miles this morning to make it happen and lose the last 3 pounds. I thought I was not going to make it but the scale did not let me down. Time for a beer and cheeseburger.

  289. Comment by Robert | 12.23.2010 | 6:23 pm

    start: 170
    finish: 159
    loss: 11

    Trainer rides work wonder at sweating buckets of water. That and half marathon training…

  290. Comment by BIKING JIM | 12.23.2010 | 6:25 pm

    FATTY!!!- start-235lbs now-225lbs 10lbs and still counting I cant believe did it in time! my secret was smaller portions lots of fruits and no goodies, but most of all thinking of Andreas when I all I wanted to do was stuff my face- As always thank you for the opportunity Fatty- JIM

  291. Comment by John Pennisi | 12.23.2010 | 6:27 pm

    Start: 186
    Finish: 174
    Lost: 12

    Trick to losing the last few pounds? Um, how about the Sufferfest videos and the trainer — and I only did the first 30 minutes of them!


  292. Comment by James Odder | 12.23.2010 | 6:45 pm

    Start – 181.5
    Today – 169.5
    Total Lost – 12 lbs

    Was still a pound and a half shy when I got up this morning so started the day off with a 9 mile tempo run, shorted myself on meals today and then… just to make sure, rode the trainer for two hours tonight without water…. should have weighed myself before starting the trainer… kind of went overboard.

  293. Comment by Beans Baxter | 12.23.2010 | 6:48 pm

    Start: 218.5
    Current: 207.5
    Lost: 11

    Wasn’t sure I would make it but spending the whole day snowboarding probably put me over the top.

  294. Comment by Joe P | 12.23.2010 | 6:48 pm

    Yeah Baby!

    Start: 171
    Finish: 161
    Loss: 10

    Lightest weight since 1984

    Sweated out the last couple on the trainer.

    Go Seattle Randonneurs!

    Now what’s for dinner?

  295. Comment by Emily | 12.23.2010 | 6:53 pm

    I did so poorly! only lost 4.6 pounds! I flunked out of your challenge :(
    good job everyone!

  296. Comment by Rob | 12.23.2010 | 6:55 pm

    Did it.

    Start: 200.6
    Today: 189.2
    Loss: 11.4

    Nothing special, just cut out all sweets and most carbs.

    Thanks for the challenge fatty!

  297. Comment by dan | 12.23.2010 | 7:04 pm

    1.Start – 186
    2.Current – 175
    3.Total Loss – 11
    4. I’ve never backed off from eating the way I did for this. Going to bed hungry and not having a midnight snack is no fun. Besides eating A LOT less, I believe drinking LOADS of water all day, taking several multivitamins, and chewing gum which prevented me from snacking. More veggies and less bread. Thanks for the motivation!!

  298. Comment by momm77 | 12.23.2010 | 7:15 pm

    Start: 145
    Today: 142
    Epic failure, but I’ll keep trying and I’m proud of all of you that did it! A tough time of year to be losing weight.

  299. Comment by diamondjim | 12.23.2010 | 7:17 pm

    1. Start – 89.6kg
    2. Current – 85.0
    3. Total loss – 4.6kg (x2.2= 10.1lb)
    4. Special thing – lopped off left arm

  300. Comment by Jen | 12.23.2010 | 7:23 pm

    Start: 162.5 lbs
    Today: 152.0 lbs
    Loss: 10.5 lbs

  301. Comment by Russell | 12.23.2010 | 7:28 pm

    Starting weight: 181.2
    Ending weight: 170
    Total loss: 11.2!

    My special secret is keeping a detailed calorie journal. It works like a charm. If you have weight to loose, keep your calories in at least 1000 less that you need. You will drop weight (not water) like no body’s business. Started this in Sept and have lost 2 lbs a week like clock work. In order to loose the 10 lbs for this challenge, I lowered my calorie intake from 2500 a day to 2000, with the measurable results above. Thanks! I’m feeling great!

  302. Comment by gelmski | 12.23.2010 | 7:31 pm

    Start 178.6

    Today 168.0

    Loss 10.6

    Full body waxing and a colonoscopy for my 50th birthday.

  303. Comment by Mike S | 12.23.2010 | 7:32 pm

    1 – 165
    2 – 154
    3 – 11
    4 – Got a grip on the sugar tooth

  304. Comment by Jorge G | 12.23.2010 | 7:34 pm

    Start: 177
    Current: 166
    Lost: 11 pounds.
    Plan: a mix of Spinervals and P90X workouts.

  305. Comment by Lea | 12.23.2010 | 7:41 pm

    Starting weight – 119 lbs
    Current weight – 113 lbs
    Weight loss – 6 lbs (sadly)
    Plan – Biking + holiday cookies does not equal 10 lbs weight loss

  306. Comment by Mark B | 12.23.2010 | 7:42 pm

    Start: 176.0 lbs
    Today: 165.0 lbs
    Loss: 11 lbs

    Thanks for the inspiration Eldon.

    Avoid refined foods. Anything with white flour or sugar in it is off the list-that cuts out a lot of foodstuff right there. I didn’t get to ride as much as I wanted so I had to resort to some dehydration antics the last couple days.

    I feel great and have my eye on 155 by spring, I don’t even care if I win anything!

  307. Comment by Aaron K | 12.23.2010 | 7:45 pm

    Start – 250.5 lbs
    Today – 243.0 lbs
    Loss – 7.5 lbs

    Congratulations to all those that met the goal. I know where my short comings were and I am happy to be down 7.5 lbs at this time of year. This has been a great jump start on something I have been needing to do for some time.

    Good luck to all those that are in the drawing. There is some great SWAG to be had!

    Merry Christmas to everyone.

  308. Comment by Kevin R | 12.23.2010 | 7:48 pm

    Start 158.8
    Today 148.5

    Let’s just say there wasn’t a lot of fun this week in order to make this goal.

  309. Comment by Jacob | 12.23.2010 | 7:55 pm

    1. 182 lbs
    2. 171 lbs
    3. 11 lbs
    4. I rode the trainer, reluctantly ran and gave up all drinks besides water and coffee.

  310. Comment by Bruce | 12.23.2010 | 7:58 pm

    1. Starting weight 206
    2. Current weight 204
    3. Total weight loss 2 lbs
    4. Well, that’s better than gaining two pounds. And tomorrow morning I’m going to continue my quest by streaming Super Size Me while pedaling away on the trainer. I throw myself on the mercy of Team Fatty. Thanks for the motivation!

  311. Comment by theCanary | 12.23.2010 | 7:58 pm

    Starting Weight: 194.8
    Current Weight: 182.6
    Total Lost: 12.2 lbs.

    How I did it: I have to give you all the credit Fatty, for the most part it was your meal plan (The mustard/mayo mix spread is too awesome for words) – the only time I really felt hungry was at night and that is just something I’ve got to get used to. So, the Fatty Meal Plan(TM), a lot of water, no seconds for dinner (portion control), and added workouts on the trainer and at the gym. To be honest I never thought I had a shot at making the ten. Thanks Fatty for the motivation, I’m now the lightest I’ve been in ten years. It’s time to set some new goals and stick with the modified diet. After the holidays of course.

  312. Comment by AlexC | 12.23.2010 | 8:03 pm

    Cant believe I could make it! Thanks a lot for the idea!!
    1. start: 256 lbs
    2. finish: 245 lbs
    3. loss: 11 lbs
    4. I paid more attention at my lunch, took care with some fods I use to enjoy.. couldnt work out as much as I would like, but drank lots of water, tried to get some quality sleep at night…
    Very happy!!

  313. Comment by AlexC | 12.23.2010 | 8:05 pm

    By the way, I can’t wait for the next challenge, need to lose at least another 30 pounds :-)

  314. Comment by Scott | 12.23.2010 | 8:11 pm

    1. Start weight 172.8
    2. End weight 162.2
    3. Weight loss 10.6
    4. Bike on the trainer and watched what I ate.

  315. Comment by Matt | 12.23.2010 | 8:14 pm

    1. 239.0
    2. 228.8
    3. 10.2 lbs.
    4. I’ve only eaten salad since Monday!

    Holy crap! I cannot believe I did it. I have been stuck over 230 for two years no matter what I did. I was 265 a few years ago. Now that I broke the barrier, maybe I’ll go for 10 more by Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the challenge.

  316. Comment by Luke | 12.23.2010 | 8:21 pm

    1. 174
    2. 164
    3. 10 lbs exactly
    4. Lots of fruits and veggies, and a hint of dehydration in the past couple days.

  317. Comment by Maggi | 12.23.2010 | 8:24 pm

    Starting weight: 180
    Current weight: 172
    Total lost: 8 lbs

    I guess I could go spend the next three hours on the trainer and see if I can sweat off two more pounds, except that I have 15 more alphabet bean bags to sew tonight. Darnit!

  318. Comment by nontastic | 12.23.2010 | 8:29 pm

    1. 201
    2. 190.8
    3. 10.2!

    Yay! Today took a lot of work… but made it!

  319. Comment by Brock | 12.23.2010 | 8:31 pm

    Start 213
    End. 203

    Loss: 10 lbs.

    The ONLY reason I made it is I got sick as a dog

  320. Comment by Ace | 12.23.2010 | 8:39 pm

    I DID IT!!!
    Starting weight – 317 lbs.
    Current weight – 304 lbs!!
    Total weight loss – 13.0 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I rode when I could, and walked also, but mainly it was no soda, the pastries, junk food and fast food. More veggies and a little less bread!!!!!!!

  321. Comment by Ben | 12.23.2010 | 8:50 pm

    Well, I didn’t make it. Starting weight 233.8 ending weight 230.6. Total loss -3.2. Had big plans for the week but my wife decided to go into labor at 3 in the morning on Monday. I didn’t eat anything the whole time in the hospital except a diet dew and a twix (healthy I know) and have been eating fast food since then so I’m happy that I don’t weigh more than when I started. Would have loved to win something but maybe Fatty will give me a baby present! She would love something from that sweet bag o’ swag! Thanks for the motivation though. Better luck for the next contest.

  322. Comment by roan | 12.23.2010 | 8:53 pm

    My repost entry.
    Only ate 1 bagel (with peanut butter & coffee jam) with 1 cuppa coffee for breakfast after weighing.
    Only needed to lose 1.623 pounds. My scale a balance beam weighs in kilograms. I didn’t eat anything all day, drank 3 cups of cranberry juice.
    Headache started about 3PM, Alas it is a dark, cold and stormy night, rain with wind and people driving like crazy so the commute home I used bus/bike option just over 11 miles vs 27 miles(a major bonk)by bike alone. I still got quite wet but not chilled due to short distance and only 1 small hill.
    I opened the door ready for my weigh-in and my dog had other ideas and needed to go out…NOW.
    It was a short walk due to rain/wind. Home again to discover that said dingo chewed off the plastic cover from the scale leaving a cold metal surface to stand on with bare feet…couldn’t get the scale to function properly…maybe some springs were wacked too. I’m sure Zillah(dingo) was only trying to help.
    So my bottom line stands at 8.377 pounds lost wo method to confirm actual weight. I can laugh about this, besides she said she was sorry but justified.

  323. Comment by engine | 12.23.2010 | 8:54 pm

    Starting: 186
    Current: 175
    Weight loss: 11

    Increased the running, no ice cream after dinner, no Christmas cookies, no chocolates from my cubemate’s candy bowl. The latter 2 were incredibly difficult.

  324. Comment by Mike in WA | 12.23.2010 | 8:57 pm

    Starting weight – 220.7
    Current weight – 213.1
    Total weight loss – 7.6
    I tried eating only popcorn and cereal since yesterday morning. It didn’t work, now I’ve got a headache from dehydration. I think I’ll have a beer tonight. Thanks for the motivation for me to lose this much weight. Maybe I’ll lose the rest by the end of the month.

  325. Comment by Squirrelhead | 12.23.2010 | 9:01 pm

    1. Starting weight: 281 lbs
    2. Today’s weight: 270 lbs
    3. Total weight lost: 11 lbs!!!

    I am excited to have been able to accomplish this. Thank you to Fatty and all the Team Fatty participants that came together to support each other in losing weight during the Christmas season. I have a lot more to drop and this is an excellent start to the New Year. I just need to continue portion control and more time in the saddle.

  326. Comment by Brady in Blaine | 12.23.2010 | 9:08 pm

    Start: 202
    Finish: 191
    Loss: 11 pounds
    Portion control and upped the cardio. It’s strange how it works that by doing the exact opposite of what put the pounds on in the first place actually worked.
    Congratulations to everyone that made it, and even to those who gave it a shot.

  327. Comment by Dan N. | 12.23.2010 | 9:16 pm

    Starting Weight: 221
    Today’s Weight: 210
    Loss: 11 pounds.
    Lots of running.

  328. Comment by Tracy Ward | 12.23.2010 | 9:18 pm

    Start – 209.1
    Finish – 198.3
    Lost – 10.8

    I wasnt there this morning so I had to wait for my official weigh in. No food or drink today and a stop by the gym sauna – I made it. Now I am going to eat and drink lots!

    Merry Christmas!

  329. Comment by Heather S | 12.23.2010 | 9:18 pm

    Start: 164
    Finish: 154
    Lost: 10
    Method: 2 hours a day on the trainer, plus lots of veggies and less of everything else made for 7 honest pounds. Today I used Fatty’s method for another 3 torturous hours on the trainer to ‘lose’ the last 3 ;). Now to drink some water!

  330. Comment by Daniel Lunsford | 12.23.2010 | 9:19 pm

    Start: 191.2
    12/6: 188.6
    Last week: 188.5
    This morning: 184.6
    After an 8 mile run and a long swim: 180.9!
    Total weight loss: 10.3 lbs MADE IT!

    No tricks, just increased water intake, tried to limit the sweets, cut back on the McDoubles, and sweated a lot the past few days.

    I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off today, but I made it! Was very excited to see that zero in the weight–it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen that goose egg. Thanks for the challenge Fatty–you’ll see my donation to LiveStrong soon!

    I hope to keep it off as much as possible in preparation for February’s LiveStrong Austin Marathon.

  331. Comment by Manina | 12.23.2010 | 9:27 pm

    Start: 139
    Finish: 136
    Lost: 3

    So yes, I failed. However, I consider it a success since I most certainly would have gained weight this month if I hadn’t entered the contest. My consolation is that I probably only ate half the crap I would have otherwise eaten! :) Thanks for the challenge.

  332. Comment by Jojo88 | 12.23.2010 | 9:34 pm

    1. starting weight:136
    2. current weight:128
    3. total weight loss: 8 I failed this contest but I was 138 when I weighed in with my trainer 1st week of November, does this count? ;-)
    4. I cut out processed foods, ate the same things for the last 2 weeks: oatmeal with raisins & walnuts for breakfast. 3 egg whites with 2 turkey sausages, spinach, bell pepper & mushroom omelette made in microwave topped with salsa for lunch, and had banana protein shake for dinner. My plan to skip dinners the last 4 days didn’t work for me, I was famished and needed a recovery drink after working out. A big tall glass of protein shake fit the bill. 1 day cleanse was also a failure, I had no energy and was super grumpy, had to eat. This may be why I couldn’t lose 10. But I am extremely happy that I lost weight and now I hope to get to 125. Thank you so much for the motivation, I needed this.

  333. Comment by Ryan | 12.23.2010 | 9:51 pm

    Start 188
    current 177.5
    loss 10.5
    I haven’t eaten all day. The trick will be to not gain it all right back tomorrow.

  334. Comment by Alan | 12.23.2010 | 9:51 pm

    Starting weight: 336
    Today’s weight : 325
    Weight loss : 11 lbs

    I made it. It feels so good to be going in the right direction.

    The way that worked for me was to switch from riding the flats to riding the hills, I set my bike up as a hill climbing machine (50/34 up front 11/36 in the rear) it works great, no excuses now, only problem is with the engine.

    I also have been hitting the weights in the gym, waking up my sleeping muscles so they can burn some calories. I’ve been swimming and starting to run on the treadmill, possible Tri in my distant future.

    I now eat to either fuel my workout or to recover from my workout. I am staying so busy with all these workouts, trying to do as many of them in one day that I can, that I run out of time in the day and I can’t eat as much. But hey at least it is working for me.

    Thanks Fatty for the motivation, and a prize would be great.

    P. S. If I win the tour of Italy with Andy I think I could lose some more.

  335. Comment by ecco | 12.23.2010 | 9:53 pm

    Start: 233
    End: 225
    Loss: 8 pounds
    Didn’t make it to 10, but progress is progress, and for a month where I was superbly stressed and spent far, far too much time sitting and working, any downward movement is a good thing. Plus, $20.00 to start the new Livestrong challenge for those two last pounds, so winners all around!

    What did I do? Made breakfast & saved half of it for lunch, stopped bemoaning the arrival of winter and dragged myself to the gym instead of pretending that it might be warm enough to ride outside tomorrow, no holiday baking, and generally did not eat as much salty food, cheesy food or junk. I’m also slowly learning to like coffee that is less sweet. Slowly. Very slowly.

    Thanks for the inspiration and camaraderie! Congrats to all!

  336. Comment by Daniel | 12.23.2010 | 10:20 pm

    Start: 209
    End: 199.5
    Loss: 9.5

    So close, and yet so far. Did the noble thing and took the ‘real weight’ rather than dehydrating or riding the rollers to get the last little bit (ahem!). Seemed the honest thing to do, and since I’ve still got a way to go couldn’t handle next weeks weigh-in if I took drastic measures this week :)

    *cough* Claiming the moral high ground in absence of meeting the target *cough*

  337. Comment by marishka | 12.23.2010 | 10:23 pm

    Starting weight: 150.2
    Ending weight: 150.4

    My moral victory is complete — I didn’t lose a pound, but I didn’t gain a ton, either.

    Congratulations to everyone who did achieve the goal!

  338. Comment by Paul | 12.23.2010 | 10:35 pm

    Beginning Weight: 193.8
    Ending weight: 185.2
    Difference: 8.6

    Really disappointed not to have made goal, but this is first time in recent memory that I haven’t gained a ton of weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I must claim a moral victory.

    Thanks for holding this contest and giving us all something to work towards. Congrats to all who were able to do it.

  339. Comment by Dan | 12.23.2010 | 10:36 pm

    1. 267.6
    2. 247.4
    3. 20.2
    4. Ate real food… Ie, the foods found on the perimeter of the grocery store. No white carbs (sugar, flour, rice, etc).

  340. Comment by John | 12.23.2010 | 10:44 pm

    I made it. It took all day, but I did it.

    Starting wieght: 211
    Earlier this week: 206
    Tonight: 200

    Dehydrated and over-workout-ed (if that’s a word) but I’m there.

  341. Comment by Jennifer | 12.23.2010 | 10:45 pm

    Starting weight: 205
    End weight:194.8
    Total loss: 10.2

    My biggest challenge and ultimate ally was starting away from christmas cookies. If I eat one, I’ll eat 100. So I just didn’t eat them.

  342. Comment by Randy Jones | 12.23.2010 | 10:51 pm

    total=4.5 lbs.
    It was fun and at least I’m not 4.5 heavier.

  343. Comment by Plumpy | 12.23.2010 | 10:52 pm

    Start: 264 lbs.
    Current: 256 lbs.
    Loss: 8 lbs.
    At first, I wasn’t really into it. But as time went on, I found myself wanting to eat a little better to ensure I could lose. I began to enter the foods I was eating into a daily log, which was awful to see, but great ultimately. Boy did I need to change things! However, I’m really excited about setting smaller goals to lose the total amount ultimately. This is a great start! Congratulations to those who succeeded! You’re an inspiration! :-) Best wishes to all for a great New Year filled with health, happiness and love! :-)

  344. Comment by Craig S. | 12.23.2010 | 10:55 pm

    Start: 219
    Finish: 211
    Loss: 8, but not enough

    I lost my 8 by cutting out sodas and finally going to the gym that I have been paying for, but only went 3 times before the challenge. The last 2 days on the road traveling did me in. My next goal is 6 more lbs by Dec. 31st and then 7% of my Jan. 1st weight by the end of March for our school’s “Porky Pig” contest.

    Congratulations to everyone who made it to 10 lbs lost and everyone else who lost weight during the contest.

  345. Comment by Franky | 12.23.2010 | 10:55 pm

    Initial: 195 lbs.
    Current: 188 lbs.
    Loss: 7 lbs.

    Ate lots of cake. Oops! Congratulations to all who managed to reach their goals!

  346. Comment by Tambo 731 mark tamburello | 12.23.2010 | 11:02 pm

    Finally made it
    1. 198
    2. 188
    3. 10
    i had to sweat a litle to get there. Running and riding almost every day is what I had to do. My goal weight is 180. Ill give myself two months to get yhete. Wish me luck

  347. Comment by Think BikeMinded | 12.23.2010 | 11:08 pm

    Starting – 152
    End – 149
    Loss – 3

    As with my last report, my weight may not have gone down much, but I improved the food I ate and worked out a lot more. Unfortunately the extra workouts kicked my appetite up a notch. The good news is that the squish around my middle started to go away. Here’s to my consolidation – muscle weighs more than fat.

  348. Comment by Daniel | 12.23.2010 | 11:10 pm

    Initial: 146
    Current: 138
    Loss: 8

    Not quite the ten pounds to meet the challenge, but pretty much spot on my goal. Mostly, that was during a month of little to no training, I didn’t want to eat like I was training 20 hours a week! So I didn’t pack on the weight I would normally have and I even lost a little. Congrats to everyone who reached their personal goals and/or Fatty’s Challenge!

  349. Comment by Trish | 12.23.2010 | 11:11 pm

    Start: 136
    Today: 133
    Lost: 3

    I didn’t have much I needed to lose, but wanted to get back into everyday workouts. I didn’t make it. I think I would have done better if I didn’t have such a bad cold.

  350. Comment by Gumby | 12.23.2010 | 11:20 pm

    1. Start: 235
    2. Today: 226
    3. Lost: 9
    4. Over the past month I have biked in colder weather than I ever thought was manageable. Now my coworkers know I am truly insane. Not quite 10, but it is what it is.

    Thanks for the opportunity you gave us to help out Andreas. Donating was a great way to complete my Christmas shopping.

  351. Comment by Kat | 12.23.2010 | 11:23 pm

    Start: 142.6
    Today: 138.2
    Lost: 4.4

    Well, I didn’t make it, but at least it’s the right direction :) Congratulations to everyone who did make it!

  352. Comment by ja_didier | 12.23.2010 | 11:25 pm

    starting 190.5
    ending 179.5
    lost 11

    cut out soda, alcohol, snacks, and lots of time on the trainer doing intervals.

  353. Comment by rabidrunner | 12.23.2010 | 11:25 pm

    Start: 134.8
    Today: 130.4
    Lost: 4.4

  354. Comment by Scott | 12.23.2010 | 11:31 pm

    Start: 181
    End Weight: 170.8
    Lost: 10.2!

    3 hours of b-ball and no fluid intake = 3lbs of fluid and dehydration. Whatever it takes.

  355. Comment by Brian V. | 12.23.2010 | 11:34 pm

    starting: 197
    today: 187.2
    total: 9.8 pounds

    Did a long ride today to try and burn off weight/water and anything else that could be tossed overboard. IF I didn’t consider my scale’s decimal reading, I would technically have made the 10 pounds. But fair’s fair. It’s almost 10 pounds that I know would still be on me come the new year. So thanks to Fatty for giving me some much needed inspiration to get off my butt and on the bike!

  356. Comment by Sharon W. | 12.23.2010 | 11:34 pm

    start weight 174.4
    today 162.4
    lost 12 lbs

    I’m so excited, thanks for the motivation

  357. Comment by Rox W | 12.23.2010 | 11:37 pm

    Starting weight 160.4
    Ending weight 150.2
    Loss: 10.2 lbs

    Made it by the skin of my teeth. Can’t be happier. Have to say I’m a bit nervous about the weekend and all of the family get-togethers. Hey at least I have a buffer now. Wishing a happy holiday season to everybody.

  358. Comment by LidsB2 | 12.23.2010 | 11:38 pm

    Start: 185.0
    Today: 174.5
    Lost: 10.5

    Sadly, I did this mostly by eating less, and avoiding soda, snacks, burritos, etc. My workout program has been in the crapper for a few months now. All I’ve done is some push-ups, crunches and stretching. Time to get back in the gym and on the bike. Hey, New Years resolution!

  359. Comment by Greg | 12.23.2010 | 11:49 pm

    1. Starting weight: 241.2 lbs
    2. Current weight: 231.1 lbs
    3. Total weight loss: 10.1 lbs

    Barely made it.

  360. Comment by Iain | 12.23.2010 | 11:51 pm

    Ok i didn’t make it – i think i lost 12 pounds or so but unfortunately it was the same few over and over again. I did make it under the 200 mark twice, but a couple of parties, and a week of traveling totally screwed me up

    Starting weight – 207
    Ending Weight – 200
    Loss of 7

    oh well never mind – Happy Holidays everyone!

  361. Comment by Fish | 12.24.2010 | 12:06 am

    1. 173
    2. 163
    3. 10
    4. First eight were not too bad, just cut back the calories. The last two were no fun! Surronded by Christmas cookies this week, so had to keep running until the scale gave me the number I needed today. Ugh! It won’t last over the next week, but at least I was there for a moment.

  362. Comment by Shelley | 12.24.2010 | 12:12 am

    1. 157.4
    2. 146.1
    3. 11.3!
    4. I’d noticed that lately, when I rode by in my Fat Cyclist gear, folks haven’t been chuckling over the irony of my virtual team’s name–so I was motivated. I’d like to thank my CycleOps trainer and the good folks at Netflix.

  363. Comment by mtb w | 12.24.2010 | 12:17 am

    1. 167
    2. 157
    3. 10 lbs

    It sucked, particularly as I had to bake cookies tonight b/f going to the gym. But I used super will power to avoid cookie tasting (until now!). I kept weighing myself at at the gym (riding the stationary bike) every 15 minutes. Very thirsty and hungry! But now that I made it, time to gorge!!!!! Actually, once I hit the target on the scale, I took a loooong drink of water and refused to step back on the scale.

  364. Comment by Damian | 12.24.2010 | 12:18 am

    Start – 178.7
    Current – 163.8
    Total – 14.9

    1 hr run night before, ate & drank little. This morning 30 min stair stepper. 1 hr spin class, 20 min run – all w/o eating or drinking. Only needed about 4 lbs, but lost almost 8!

  365. Comment by Kathleen@Forgingahead | 12.24.2010 | 12:23 am

    1. 170
    2. 160
    3. 10
    I got off to a seriously rocky start but getting back onto the training bandwagon has its perks. My goal this week is to keep it off! Happy Holidays indeed!

  366. Comment by Dan | 12.24.2010 | 12:26 am

    Start – 395
    Current – 385
    Loss – 10!!!

    Starvation, dehydration and the fleet solution did it for me!

  367. Comment by Diane K | 12.24.2010 | 12:37 am

    Start: 139.4
    As of 3 minutes ago: 129.4
    Total lost: 10

    With 1 pound left to lose, and having to work all day, I pretty much figured that I wouldn’t make it to the goal. But I didn’t drink any water all day, and although I now feel like a dried up fish, I made it to ten pounds!

  368. Comment by Devin Y | 12.24.2010 | 12:38 am

    Start: 215
    End: 207.2
    Loss: 7.8 lbs

    Stopped drinking soda, exercised daily, running. Shouldn’t have eaten as many cookies and the like I suppose.

  369. Comment by paul | 12.24.2010 | 12:41 am

    1. 163
    2. 153
    3. 10
    4. practiced restraint

  370. Comment by mn40 | 12.24.2010 | 12:42 am

    Oh man, I hope I’m not to late. Just got off work.

    Start: 230.2
    12/6: 228.4
    12/13: 226.0
    12/20: 221.0
    12/23: 219.4

    Lost: 10.8

  371. Comment by JNF | 12.24.2010 | 12:51 am

    Start: 166.8
    Now: 156.2
    Loss: 10.6

    Forgot to mention earlier how I did it:
    Rode rollers or trainer at least an hour every day. Actually got a couple of real rides in–in between torrential rains we’ve had in No. Cal.

    I think I’ll stay off the indoor machines for a little bit.

    Oh, I was off on my prediction: some 10 hours (and 2 open houses) later, I’ve given back 4 lbs.

  372. Comment by johnny | 12.24.2010 | 12:54 am

    starting weight: 197.2 (or .4… I forget)
    today’s weight: 187
    total LOSS(!): 10.2
    whoo hoo! Cut back on the calories, mainly the carbs. Rode more (renewed my love of the mountain bike) did short intense cardio followed by multiple sets of incline push ups. The stomach bug in week 2 didn’t hurt either. How much will come back in the next few days? Who cares?!

  373. Comment by JC | 12.24.2010 | 12:58 am

    Start weight: 187.2
    Today: 180
    Total loss: 7.2 lbs

    Didn’t quite make it. Wasn’t as strict with the diet as I should have been. I would do things differently again. And get more sleep.

  374. Comment by Kyle O | 12.24.2010 | 1:25 am

    Initial: 173.8
    Now: 162.6
    Difference: 11.2

    Now that its done, can I have a cookie?

  375. Comment by Aron Casaday | 12.24.2010 | 1:27 am

    start: 225
    current: 217
    net loss: 8lbs.

    like an ad in velonews said, hills hurt, couches kill. I was too damn lazy this month.

  376. Comment by Florian | 12.24.2010 | 1:37 am

    Start: 196.2
    Current: 190.26
    lost: 6

    I had already been down to 187 (-9 lbs), but I messed up in the last few days! Aaaarghh!!!

  377. Comment by katyo | 12.24.2010 | 1:40 am

    Start: 178
    Current: 172
    Net Loss: 6lbs

    Sadly, the cold didn’t assist me in losing hte last few pounds, but it did put me under the weather enough that I wasn’t strong enough to work out and burn it off. Still, great motivation & I really appreciate the team spirit! have a wonderful holidays everyone!

  378. Comment by J-P | 12.24.2010 | 1:46 am

    Start: 223
    current: 212
    Total loss: 11 lbs

    Pulling kids on the sleigh worked off the extra 2lbs + today. I’ve really enjoyed food again this afternoon, but not as much as saying goodbye at least temporarily to 10 lbs!

  379. Comment by trinidad | 12.24.2010 | 1:55 am

    1. Your starting weight: 190.4
    2. Your current weight: 181.8
    3. Your total weight loss: 8.6
    4. Paleo Diet and the trainer.

    Not quite enough for the goodies, but very pleased nevertheless. Thrilled actually.

    Thanks for the contest Fatty. You’re the best!

    ps-gonna check again tomorrow am. bet I make it after a good, am bm!


  380. Comment by Jarom | 12.24.2010 | 2:01 am

    Starting: 169
    Current: 159
    Total Loss: 10
    Had to empty bladder & bowels and take off glasses to take off the last half pound!

  381. Comment by Jo | 12.24.2010 | 2:33 am

    Start: 167.55
    Current: 157.54 (approximately)
    Total loss: 10.01 lbs

    I had to live on three breakfasts and 9 apples and drive eight hours without any water through a snowstorm, but I made it!

  382. Comment by Patrick S | 12.24.2010 | 3:36 am

    Start: 216
    Finish: 216.2
    Total gain: 0.2lbs

    I had at least three binges (Xmas office party, retirement lunch), didn’t ride on the turbo trainer too much, and didn’t moderate my snacking or casual use of alcohol. I’m a new dad and pretty stressed out, my wife’s xmas present has been lost in the post, and I’ve been in danger of losing sight of what is important.

    So thank you team fatty for helping me fight for a good cause, I didn’t lose 10lbs but I helped someone I don’t know a little.

    Wishing you all a merry and peaceful Christmas.

  383. Comment by Ben (hereby Irish Ben as there are 2 of us!) | 12.24.2010 | 3:52 am

    1. Your starting weight 169.8
    2. Your current weight 162
    3. Your total weight loss 7.8

    Gutted not to make it. Heavy snow and Christmas parties put paid to early gains. Doubling efforts to lose weight after the holidays. Thanks for an awesome contest Fatty, even though I didn’t lose the 10 pounds I think I would have put on 10 pounds otherwise so secretly I am a winner!

    Happy Christmas to all.

  384. Comment by Scott | 12.24.2010 | 4:16 am

    Start 198 lbs
    Finish 191 lbs
    Weight loss 7 lbs

    Guess the five festive nights out did for me that and the non participation in the pre weight loss feeding frenzy that is Thanksgiving (bit of a head start there for some of us).

    Congrats to all who managed to lose the 10 lbs, what an amazing result!

    Gym now closed so no chance of losing those last 3 lbs…maybe next year.

    Have a great holiday all.

  385. Comment by Lord Adamantine Sedgepig | 12.24.2010 | 4:24 am

    Well done to all of the overweight Americans who actually achieved what they set out to do. Really, a aplendid effort by you all. Personally I think prevention is far better than cure which is why I only pay my staff sufficient for them to stay alive.

  386. Comment by eric"The Swede" | 12.24.2010 | 5:26 am

    end 236.6
    lost 11.4
    stopped drinking 6-12 beers a day for 3.2 weeks and ate lots of good foodstuffs.
    Thank you for the motivation. I will continue to eat right and drink less. My post is late but I did it yesterday after a 50 plus miler I was 233 lbs. On my way to 225 and beyond. Thanx for you Fatty.


  387. Comment by Jo | 12.24.2010 | 5:42 am

    Want to add the story to my post:

    At the last weigh in I still was 4.3 lbs too heavy, so I really forced me to diet. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I only had breakfast, a couple of apples and water. Couldn’t do any exercise anymore since I wasn’t on vacation and had to do a lot of christmas preparations. Was very VERY grumpy yesterday morning, but – miracle: only 1 lb to go! No problem. I had breakfast and stopped eating at 11 am. Then I drove through really bad snow for half of the day to be with my girlfriend and her family in the evening.

    In the morning I was very sure that I made it: Lost 3.3 lbs in two and a half day, then ate practically nothing and drank very little yesterday. But then, bad surprise: exactly the same weight as yesterday morning – after a day of heavy starvation! What went wrong? Dammit, different scale! I went to interview the whole family and especially my girlfriend, did some very scientific calculations and decided that her parent’s scale shows exactly 1.01 lbs more than ours. That means I lost exactly 1.01 lbs since yesterday and lost, as posted, 10.01 lbs in total.

    i sincerey hope Fatty is buying this one… I really enjoyed doing this no matter if I win something – thanks very much for the challenge, I never was so close to my race weight at this time of the year.

    Merry christmas from Germany

  388. Comment by Chad B. | 12.24.2010 | 6:07 am

    Start – 222.2

    End – 217.0

    Lost – 5.2

    Thnaks for the challenge. I couldn’t make it, but I am started in the right direction.

    Merry Christmas

  389. Comment by Bryan | 12.24.2010 | 7:05 am

    Starting weight 177
    Finishing weight 166.2
    Total loss 10.8!

    Fatty, thanks for the challenge! My wife thought I was completely off my rocker for trying to do this during the holidays, but in the end it will help me get ahead for next season!
    Merry Christmas!!

  390. Comment by murf524 | 12.24.2010 | 7:09 am

    Starting weight 198.5
    Current weight 198.5
    Total weight loss 0
    Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds…
    The bad news net loss was ZERO. The good news is that for the first time in 10 years I didn’t gain 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I broke my arm in two places and was put in a full arm cast just as the contest started. I consider the no gain a moral victory.

    Great Job by everyone else!!

  391. Comment by Alice | 12.24.2010 | 8:02 am

    Starting weight: 129lb
    End weight: 124lb
    Total lost by midnight: 5lb

    Ah~I didn’t make it, but I’m ok with this anyway. I know I could have restricted and lost the final five, but I used to ….have a problem with restricting and I promised myself I wouldn’t ever do that to myself again. So, I’m happy I lost 5lb and I didn’t lose it like how I used to lose weight, rather I ate enough and exercised. I’m proud of myself to say that it means a lot more to me than numbers on a scale.

  392. Comment by Des Corbett | 12.24.2010 | 8:16 am

    Starting weight 130
    weight yesterday morning, after using the bathroom, before any coffee or anything else: 120

    Yay!!! Now I can eat tomorrow, as I am officially “off the scale” till after new year’s eave!

  393. Comment by Des Corbett | 12.24.2010 | 8:18 am

    Oops, forgot to indicate my total:

    10 lbs! :-)

  394. Comment by Eric | 12.24.2010 | 8:34 am

    Started at 165.
    Weighed in this morning (before coffee and breakfast) 154.
    Total loss: 11lbs!

    Boo ya.

    I did the impossible and gave up dessert while throwing my base miles in at 250mi/week.

  395. Comment by Erik | 12.24.2010 | 8:53 am

    Starting weight: 290
    Ending weight: 279
    Total loss: 11lbs

    What i did: worked out every day, wrote down everything I ate, didn’t drink any calories. the 2 biggest things i did to lose this weight: kettle bell swing squats and picturing Fatty and the Runner NOT passing me at the LIVESTRONG Challenge in 2010 like they did in 2010, despite me having started before them.

    Merry Christmas Everybody!

  396. Comment by Scottie Too Hottie | 12.24.2010 | 8:55 am

    start 214.7
    end 209.1

    not enough weight lost. thanks for making me try though.

  397. Comment by Dave | 12.24.2010 | 9:06 am

    Starting weight – 173.8
    Final weight – 166.4
    Total loss – 7.4

    Well, crap. I thought by starting to run again vs just lifting and cycling I’d be fine, but it wasn’t quite enough. Still, I’m glad I lost something.

  398. Comment by JimS | 12.24.2010 | 9:13 am

    Starting : 185
    Final : 181
    Total : 4

    Well… that sucked.

    But, on the bright side, it’s Christmas eve, and I have not GAINED an enormous amount of weight, so I’m calling this one a victory.

    Plus, I didn’t do very much exercising, so I’m calling that 4 pounds of portion control.

    Thanks Fatty, Merry Christmas!

  399. Comment by Sue | 12.24.2010 | 9:25 am

    Starting 148
    Current 141
    Total 7
    I forgot to post yesterday! But that is ok, I didnt make the 10 anyway. However, I made a lot of progress, and if it wasnt for this contest I would easily have gained 5, so I am pretty happy with the results. Thanks for the motivation and for helping my find my self-discipline which I usually manage to lose somewhere in a plate of Christmas Cookies. Thanks and Merry Christmas to everyone!

  400. Comment by John | 12.24.2010 | 9:40 am

    Starting weight: 283
    Current weight: 272.5

    Did a bunch of core work every day; didn’t burn too many calories, but made me feel better and kept me focused on my gut. Combined breakfast and lunch into brunch most days; basically just a late breakfast that would get me through to a mid-afternoon snack. Cereal for dinner about 1/2 the time.

    This was really a great inspiration; December in VT is kind of a dark, tough month, with not enough snow for xc-skiing but enough to make riding outside difficult. Thanks for putting this together!


    ps I donated to Andreas’ page and also to CaringBridge.com right before the contest started; I’ve been following his story since the summer. Go Andreas!!!

  401. Comment by nathan59802 | 12.24.2010 | 10:13 am

    Starting: 205 lb
    201 lb (-4 lb)
    197 lb (-8 lb)
    196 lb (-9 lb)
    194lbs -11 lb total lost.
    I did my final weigh in on the 23rd, but couldn’t post till today. I hope that still counts! I watched what I ate and had smaller amounts.

  402. Comment by Alex | 12.24.2010 | 10:14 am

    Start 190
    End 176.5
    Total 13.5

    Lots and lots of indoor cycling

  403. Comment by Dan | 12.24.2010 | 10:22 am

    I was driving for 26 hours straight (Salt Lake to Brainerd, MN), and didn’t realize that the 23rd was the last weigh in day.
    I DID lose more than ten pounds by the last weigh in check though, so I hope I still count.

    Start: 226.8
    End: 208.4
    Change: 18.4 pounds lost

  404. Comment by trinidad | 12.24.2010 | 10:31 am

    1. Your starting weight: 190.4
    2. Your current weight: 180
    3. Your total weight loss: 10.4

    Eight hours too late, but had to post my ‘victory’ anyway. Haven’t weighed this little for thirty years!!!

    cheers all!

  405. Comment by Doug in Texas | 12.24.2010 | 10:45 am

    1. Your starting weight – 321
    2. Today’s weight – 314
    3. How much you’ve lost – 7 pounds

    Well, I didn’t make it to 10 lbs. Not sure what happened. I’m still working on losing weight and I joined this effort to help keep me encouraged. Thanks for what you’ve done. I’ve enjoyed it. Wished I would have made it and REALLY wished I would have won the bike (I don’t have one and I plan on buying one early next year). Best wishes to you and your family!

  406. Comment by Ken | 12.24.2010 | 11:04 am

    1. Starting weight: 255
    2. Current weight: 240
    3. Loss: 15
    4. Starvation and Guinness

    Thanks for the motivation.

  407. Comment by Dave M | 12.24.2010 | 11:05 am

    I lost my phone and didn’t find it till just now, please accept my late post.

    190 lbs
    179.8 lbs
    10.2 total lost

    Works my butt off and didn’t ear.

  408. Comment by Pete | 12.24.2010 | 11:31 am

    Well I did not get back in town last night early enough to make the weigh in but I weighed today and here are the results.

    Starting weight = 206.5
    Final weight = 197.5

    Total weight lost 9 lbs. I I am bummed to have missed the 10 mark and the free swag. But thrilled to have dropped 9 lbs in the hardest part of the year. Thanks for the challenge Fatty!

  409. Comment by Life On Mars | 12.24.2010 | 11:56 am

    OKT24 75.3KG 11%FAT 64%H2O 68%MUSCLE
    DEC10 71.0KG 5%FAT 72%H2O 76%MUSCLE

    DEC23 70.8KG 5%FAT 71%H2O 75%MUSCLE

    Dear Fatty,

    As you see I got almost the same idea, only a couple of weeks ahead of you. By this I’m not in any way implying that I somehow telepatically inspired you though.

    As you also see it’s perfectly possible to lose weight in winter time being a biker and that even when you live up north. Without any indoors biking.

    It’s also possible to accomplish all this w/o dehydrating yourself. Losing only fat and upping your overall water and muscle body composition percentage instead.

    Only thing you need to do is count calories and stop eating when you reach your daily limit, which is somewhere around 2500 kcal for someone my size, body composition and age.

    Finally, this approach makes it a lot easier to keep your new weight too.

    All the best!

  410. Comment by Obstinate Roadie | 12.24.2010 | 12:06 pm

    Have a drink, Elden.

  411. Comment by Obstinate Roadie | 12.24.2010 | 12:09 pm

    Did you expand like a roasting marshmallow when you finally re-hydrated?

  412. Comment by Lisa | 12.24.2010 | 12:17 pm


    Well, I was on a roll until my monthly friend came along — I think women should get special exceptions, ha ha ha!!!

    1. Starting: 149.5
    2. Three days ago: 143
    3. Two days ago: 146 (bam overnight!)
    4. Today: 145
    5. Total loss: 5.5

    I’m sure that one the monthly friend goes away I’ll be right on target. Sigh.

    Anyhow, it was fun to play along and see everyone’s progress! Yay to everyone who made it! Happy holidays! :)

  413. Comment by Lisa | 12.24.2010 | 12:18 pm

    Oops that should be 4.5 for the total loss. I’m bad at math, ha ha!

  414. Comment by Paul | 12.24.2010 | 12:43 pm


    Start: 217.5
    Yesterday: 211
    Today: 205
    Total: 12.5

    I know I’m a day late. But I followed the fatty plan. Had a light dinner, skipped breakfast, did an hour spin class and dropped six pounds. WAHOOO!!!

  415. Comment by Darren | 12.24.2010 | 12:44 pm

    Starting weight: 228
    Current weight: 223
    Loss of 5 lbs.

    I am disappointed that I missed the goal, but am pleased that I at least lost 5 pounds. A good start to the winter training program have put together.

    Congrats to all those that achieved their goal.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  416. Comment by AllisonH | 12.24.2010 | 12:57 pm

    Note to self…. after several weeks of eating very healthy and light, having dinner at Boudin that consisted of a sourdough breadbowl filled with beef chili and smothered in cheddar cheese is NOT (gastronomically speaking) a good idea. Especially when stuck at a very shopping mall afterward.

    On an up note, I was down one more pound this morning! LOL!!!

  417. Comment by Christopher | 12.24.2010 | 1:04 pm

    About 209 (I’m at Mom’s and her scale just has a needle).
    Loss. About 4 pounds.
    Probably shouldn’t have started interning at a food -themed website last month if I wanted to lose weight in a hurry.
    Maybe by New Years? The office will be closed…

  418. Comment by Nic Grillo | 12.24.2010 | 1:10 pm

    Start: 201.5
    Finish: 195.0
    Total Lost: 6.5

    The last four days of solid rain out here in CA really put a damper on my plan to drop the remaining 3.5. And despite 1.5hrs on the trainer yesterday, I couldn’t drop another ounce. Didn’t make the 10, at least not yet, but I am at my lowest weight since high school (185), and I am pretty happy about that! Thanks for the motivation Fatty!

  419. Comment by Brian Flaherty | 12.24.2010 | 1:29 pm

    Starting weight 226
    End weight 214
    Total loss: 12lbs

    I kept a food journal and ignored my wife’s baked goods as much as possible. Thanks Fatty. First holiday season that I recall losing weight.

  420. Comment by Nikki B | 12.24.2010 | 1:38 pm

    Starting: 191

    Current: 183

    Lost: 8…

    Not bad considering it is the Holiday season…I totally agree with the guy above: First Holiday season I have LOST weight!

  421. Comment by Bridget in Minnesota | 12.24.2010 | 2:22 pm

    I got stuck at the 6-pound-loss mark. Thank you, though, for getting me this far!!!!!

  422. Comment by CR | 12.24.2010 | 2:46 pm

    1. start 202
    2. current 194.6
    3. loss: 7.4
    4. uh, eat less? unfortunately that didn’t work as I ratcheted up my workouts ( more running, more swimming and about the same riding ). obviously it didn’t work cause I ate too much to compensate. can I have a pity entry anyways?

  423. Comment by Jordan | 12.24.2010 | 3:05 pm

    start. 195
    current: 184.3

    total: 10.7

    i just ate less and watched the suger!

  424. Comment by Duncan Gray | 12.24.2010 | 3:38 pm

    Start 187
    Final 176.5

    Total 10.5

    Hit the rowing machine hard and watched the food. Now if you will excuse me, I have a backlog of mince pies to tackle….

  425. Comment by mnbiker | 12.24.2010 | 3:58 pm

    I came up short.

    Stating 239

    Current 234

    Total -5

    Good start.

  426. Comment by Wheels | 12.24.2010 | 4:08 pm

    Starting weight: 150
    Ending weight: probably about 143
    Loss: maybe 7

    Travel the past four days has kept me from the gym, the scale, and from victory in this contest (not to mention internet access). I had lost 7 pounds before leaving town and doubt I lost the last three without working out or eating as responsibly these past few days. I am very happy with the loss, however and am in a much fitter place this winter than in years past as I’ve been logging serious miles on the treadmill and trainer and have become better acquainted with a feeling of hunger. I’ll definitely have the 10 off by new years!

  427. Comment by Turn The Damn Cranks | 12.24.2010 | 4:28 pm

    Congrats to all who pulled off the weight loss! Having headed in the wrong direction after a promising start, I gave up and have kept gorging. At least I will have lots to lose in the new year that should come off easily. Then I’ll have to start concentrating on the hard pounds again. Just rode rollers today for the first time. We’ll see how much that helps . . .

  428. Comment by Marcia | 12.24.2010 | 6:05 pm

    Start 156. End 153…,i really did try …the only thing i could think of is to have this contest extended a couple of weeks

  429. Comment by Tim | 12.24.2010 | 6:17 pm

    Starting Weight: 166 lbs.
    Current Weight: 162 lbs.
    Weight Loss: 4 lbs.
    How I did it: Just by reading this blog…

  430. Comment by Slauditory | 12.24.2010 | 6:23 pm

    Starting Weight: 149
    Ending/Current Weight: 145

    Pounds Lost: 4 (although I went up to 150 before going to 145, so technically, 5!)

    What I Did: continued eating a veg and fruit-heavy diet, increased workout times, no alcohol

  431. Comment by Yvonne | 12.24.2010 | 6:51 pm

    starting weight 180
    current weight 169
    lbs. lost 11

    egg whites, veggies, tuna, salads, chicken, salmon, fruit and more salad! one hour of interval training every day. my weight will probably jump up in the next week, but I plan on continuing the plan 5 days a week in January. thanks for the motivation!

  432. Comment by AK_Chick | 12.24.2010 | 7:45 pm

    Well, I only lost a couple pounds. For reasons i can’t explain (nothing bad), I’m unable to diet right now, at least not lose 10 lbs in that amount of time. However, it was fun and I did limit my snacking AND I didn’t eat nearly the amount of Christmas goodies I normally do so I won’t be heading to Kauai looking too bad. Congratulations to all those that did make their goal!

    Merry Christmas to all the Fattys out there (pun not intended – hee!).

    I can’t wait for the 100 miles to nowhere. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do it, but it will depend on my situation. :)

    Finally, I can’t tell you how much I love this blog and this community. It’s awesome! Even though I plan to be on a different Livestrong team (AlaskaLive), Team Fatty will always have a piece of my heart (and wallet). Allez! FLS!

  433. Comment by Matt | 12.24.2010 | 8:51 pm

    Starting weight 218
    current weight 213
    lost 5

    Have been eating only peanutbutter and Jelly for lunches all month. Joined the gym and started spinning again. Even bought mountain bike type spd pedals for the spinner (road rider so what are these boots?) I think I will comfortably achieve 10lbs lost by MLK day or Abe’s birthday. Lobster pie and double IPA for tomorrow maybe it will be St Patrick’s. Thanks for the community. Cancer sucks but this is great.

  434. Comment by DJK | 12.24.2010 | 9:03 pm

    Starting weight 225
    Current weight 219
    Lost 6

    Happy with that as a start, but I am psyched to keep with the changes I’ve made.

  435. Comment by clcollins | 12.24.2010 | 9:33 pm

    Starting: 139.6
    CUrrent: 134.5
    Lost: 5.1

    A good start but need to hit the 10 lb. mark soon..

  436. Comment by beldar | 12.25.2010 | 1:01 am

    Start 223
    End: 225
    Loss: + 2

    I could name an excuse, but there is none. Was actually looking good on Fridays, not so much by Monday. Thanks for the challenge. I am taking a small hope in the fact I actually stayed in the 220s this month!

    Congrats to everyone!

  437. Comment by Clydesteve | 12.25.2010 | 5:09 am

    0. I had to weigh-in late, because the B&B in Venice had no scale. Now in Rome in my brother’s house with metric scale.
    1.214 lbs
    2. 92.7 kg (I am in Italy, and that is what they use here)
    3. 121.3 somethings, which is equivalent to 10 lbs.
    4. I have been doing molto, molto pediante (sic, probably – lots and lots of walking), around Rome, Florence, Sienna and Vienna, which, incidently has daily flooding this time of the year – We bought rubber boots.

  438. Comment by Z Jones | 12.25.2010 | 8:20 am

    starting weight : 197.6
    current weight : 190.4
    total weight loss : 7.2

    I’m in a slump… I lost a lot of weight almost two years ago running and biking. Kudos to you for hitting the rollers for the final portion. I’ll keep at it–thank you for the opportunity!!

  439. Comment by Kelbel | 12.25.2010 | 11:04 am

    Start: 76 Kg (167.6 pounds)
    End: 71.8 Kg (158.3 pounds)
    Lost: 4.2 Kg (9.3 pounds)

    Considering I never thought I had a remote possibility of getting close to 10 pounds, I am pretty ecstatic with the result to be honest. I wanted my weight loss to be “real”, so I didn’t *do* anything apart from cut out sweets, snacks, seconds and alcohol. The main change was *actually* running instead of sitting on the couch thinking “I should go for a run” (or worse, browsing runnersworld.com – reading about running burns calories right?). The difference in how I feel on my runs hauling around 9.3 pounds less is amazing, and absolutely enough motivation to keep going. I’ve gone a bit wild and haven’t weighed myself since the 23rd though, and I won’t until I’ve spent a couple of days eating plenty of veggies and fruit (and rice to avoid the fiberrhea). Well done to all who made it to 10, and let’s stay healthy in the new year!

  440. Comment by Marco | 12.25.2010 | 11:12 am

    Hi Fatty i know im late for the final weight update but i was travelling back to my country and has been a nightmare getting off the UK!!!!!
    Start 74.5kg 164.2p
    Current 69.5kg 163.2p
    Loss 11pounds
    I believe I,ve become a vegetarian but it has been really funny and i found out that i like white eggs in the morning so now just carry on Marco.Many tks Fatty for the challenge!!!!!!

  441. Comment by Luke | 12.25.2010 | 1:33 pm

    202 initial
    190 final
    12 total

    Nothing special, made sure to do an hour of cardio everyday. Also did my own challenge onmy blog totaling 70.3 miles of swimbikrun.

  442. Comment by David | 12.25.2010 | 1:43 pm

    Initial: 175.5
    Final: 168.5
    Lost: 7 lbs

    Oh well, it was good for me. Congrats to all who succeeded!

  443. Comment by Mac | 12.25.2010 | 2:04 pm

    Start 178
    End 167.5
    Lost 10.5

    I’ll probably just start eating again . . .

  444. Comment by Zeeeter | 12.25.2010 | 2:14 pm

    Merry Christmas Elden & family!

    That’s all . . . :)

  445. Comment by ZM | 12.25.2010 | 3:13 pm

    Starting Weight: 182
    Current Weight: 179
    Differnce: 3

    Not awesome but better than gaining 3.
    Happy Holidays!

  446. Comment by Paul O'D | 12.25.2010 | 3:38 pm

    Started at 178.5
    Was at 172 a week ago when I got stuck in the Heathrow debacle and spent e best part of a week getting to Sydney. I haven’t weighed in again but now way this went down, so I’ll claim 172 for a Los of 6.5.

  447. Comment by Meg | 12.25.2010 | 4:06 pm

    Start 135
    Peak 140
    End 127
    Lost 8 or 13 …

    Having a baby in the middle of a weight loss challenge really helps…

  448. Comment by Saso | 12.25.2010 | 4:48 pm

    Starting: 197,3
    Current: 194
    Loss: 3,3

    I guess it is better than nothing.

  449. Comment by Barbara B | 12.25.2010 | 9:52 pm

    Start: 162
    End: 157
    Loss: 5 lbs

    My favorite…the girl who had a baby in the middle of this!

    I’m a 58 year old grandmother of three (long time long distance runner)…I hosted a cookie day in the middle of all of this and have to say that “making” the cookies wasn’t the problem! I’m glad to end the Christmas season 5 lbs lighter than I started and happy that so many have lost as much as we have. It would be interesting to get a total weight loss!

    Let’s do the challenge next year, but let’s start the day after Thanksgiving!

  450. Comment by Barbara B | 12.25.2010 | 10:07 pm

    BTW…I’ve noticed a common theme is not snacking late at night. I should have added this for me. It was really the major change for me as I’m already training as hard as I probably should (did add more weight training…but I have the girlie notion that this cause weight gain…but fantastic arms!)

    I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2011 for every one!


  451. Comment by colbyh | 12.25.2010 | 10:31 pm

    Starting Weight: 253
    Current Weight: 242
    Differnce: 11

    Awesome way to keep us encouraged Fatty! Thanks again.

  452. Comment by Mhburts | 12.25.2010 | 11:10 pm

    1. Starting 252
    2. Ending 242 flickering to 241
    3. Lost 10+
    4. Things that did not help: son’s birthday with cupcakes and homemade cinnamon buns, co-workers homemade cookies, cocoa with Santa party. Things that did help: skiing season pass, stomach flu, extra yoga classes, more veggies, lots of water.

  453. Comment by DP | 12.25.2010 | 11:49 pm

    Starting weight 207.5
    Current weight 200
    Lost 7.5

    I still like to think that I’ve lost more because I kept going up and down.

  454. Comment by Glenn Girtman | 12.26.2010 | 5:24 am

    Copied from the other thread..
    Comment by Glenn Girtman | 12.25.2010 | 1:42 am

    Starting weight on 12/8/10 -231
    12/13/10 -225.5
    12/20/10 -225
    Current weigh 12/23/10 -224.5
    I did not make 10 pounds the by last weigh-in…
    But, 9 pounds in a little over 3 weeks is not too bad.
    Current weigh 12/24/10 -222
    As I mentioned before, my ultimate goal is to get below 200. 45 minutes and 9.32 miles on the indoor trainer just now. A balmy 55 degrees in the garage.
    Merry Christmas to all. And, to all a good night.

  455. Comment by Diane | 12.26.2010 | 8:15 am

    Starting weight: 140.6
    Current weight: 136.2
    Loss: 4.2
    Bummer that I didn’t lose 10, but I haven’t seen that number on the scale in an awfully long time, so thank you for the motivation!

    My husband did much better:
    starting weight for Phil: 237
    current weight for Phil: 226.2
    Loss: 10.8 lb
    He did Weight Watchers, watched his portion sizes and played basketball 3 times a week. I’m proud of him for sticking with it this time!

  456. Comment by Lisa D | 12.26.2010 | 10:40 am

    Oh no! I think I’m too late! I didn’t have any internet access the last two days! Oh well, the accomplishment still stands.

    Starting weight: 197
    Ending weight (Dec 25): 187
    Loss: 10.0 lb

    It’s a Christmas miracle! I was at 190 when I left to go home a week ago, and ate like a pig (but skiied like a demon) for the past week. Thanks for the motivation, Fatty!

  457. Comment by Mayhemnsuz | 12.26.2010 | 4:28 pm

    1. 228.2
    2. 226
    3. 2.2

    Well, at least I didn’t wind up heavier. Sorry for the late answer, was out of town and out of range.

  458. Comment by Darren L. | 12.26.2010 | 4:58 pm

    Started 241.6 lbs
    ended 235 lbs
    Loss of 6.6 lbs.

    Too much travel and too many parties did me in. Family dinners are not made for skimping on the second course.

    Sorry for the late post as well. Still traveling.

  459. Comment by Kellympw | 12.26.2010 | 6:15 pm

    Starting 216
    Ending 210
    -6. Didn’t make it but 6 is better than none!
    Congrats to those who did.

  460. Comment by Virginia Bob | 12.26.2010 | 6:52 pm

    Done Deal! The stomach flu is better than marathon last minute sessions.

    Starting weight – 235.8
    Last weeks weight – 223.4
    Current and final weight – 222.8
    Total amount lost – 13.0 lbs!

    Thanks, Fatty. Although the flu was most helpful, the 100 push ups sight was great and gave me something new. Plus, just having the contest help to keep an eye on things.

  461. Comment by John Hansen | 12.26.2010 | 7:38 pm

    starting 240

    today 233

    I failed 7 pounds lost.

  462. Comment by Todd S | 12.26.2010 | 10:19 pm

    Not sure if it counts or not, but I will enter my weight anyway as I did not have access to a computer over the holidays. Call me lucky or technologically challenged.
    Starting weight: 175 lbs
    Ending weight: 165 lbs
    Weight lost: 10 lbs
    I chose the drink a lot of water, eat protein, exercise program. Now, time for the cookies. Thanks for making the holidays interesting.

  463. Comment by Todd S | 12.26.2010 | 10:19 pm

    Not sure if it counts or not, but I will enter my weight anyway as I did not have access to a computer over the holidays. Call me lucky or technologically challenged.
    Starting weight: 175 lbs
    Ending weight: 165 lbs
    Weight lost: 10 lbs
    I chose the drink a lot of water, eat protein, exercise program. Now, time for the cookies. Thanks for making the holidays interesting.

  464. Comment by Brian H | 12.27.2010 | 9:01 am

    Post Christmas update: I’ve put back on 6 of the 10lbs that I lost. I guess this was the point though, I’m still at av overal negative.

    Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

  465. Comment by SYJ | 12.27.2010 | 11:33 am


    I was on the road for the last two weigh-ins, which was good. Because when I travel, I snack. Lots.

    I finally weighed in after the competition ended, only to find that I was pretty much right back where I started 172.2


  466. Comment by Tia | 12.27.2010 | 1:46 pm


    Not 10, but 6 less than I would have been if I hadn’t tried. I think it’s the first time I’ve LOST weight over the holidays, so I consider that a win in itself. Thanks for the inspiration!

  467. Comment by Paulscarlett | 12.27.2010 | 3:58 pm

    start 198

  468. Comment by Paulscarlett | 12.27.2010 | 4:01 pm

    sorry for the late post Fatty
    start 198
    finish 187
    total 11
    yes I know my math was wrong last time, but I still have the 11 lbs, and two belt notches. technique, cut back as much sugar as possible and exercise twice a day for 30 – 60 min.

  469. Comment by A Bunting | 12.28.2010 | 6:57 am

    Sorry for the late post! Finally catching up!

    Starting weight: 161.2
    Final weight: 159.2

    I clearly didn’t break any records but I did manage to keep the 2 pounds off for a few weeks. And between you and me I’m not all together sure how I did it considering I was being sabotaged at every turn! Anyway…CONGRATS to all the losers (winners) who succeeded in the challenge!

  470. Comment by dpcowboy | 12.28.2010 | 8:53 am

    starting weight 238
    ending weight 225
    total loss 13 lbs.

    Can I eat now?

  471. Comment by mygalSal | 12.28.2010 | 8:55 am

    starting weight 169
    ending weight 167
    weight loss 2 lbs.

    I was doing pretty good until all hta baking happened.
    The cowboy hardly ate a thing, but I sampled most everything four or five times. I think I have some
    ’splaining to do!

  472. Comment by Isela | 12.28.2010 | 4:09 pm

    Late post but here we go

    Starting weight: 121

  473. Comment by Isela | 12.28.2010 | 4:11 pm

    A little late but here we go:
    Starting weight: 121
    Ending weight: 111
    Weight loss: 10 lbs

    This was up to Christmas eve at which point I went fully out on all the tamales and tacos I made for dinner…I am pretty sure I have put on the 10 lbs and more :)

  474. Comment by DP | 12.29.2010 | 1:29 pm

    Oh, man if I could have only gotten sick a few days earlier. With the help of a very helpful virus, I was able to shave off those last few stubborn pounds.

  475. Comment by Christopher | 12.29.2010 | 1:51 pm

    1 – 172lbs
    2 – 167lbs
    Only 5 pounds? Damn.

    I was 8 pounds down and thought I was going to make it. Then I threw a huge party for my wife graduating from graduate school and blew my weight loss plan completely. Ouch.

  476. Comment by Colt | 12.30.2010 | 9:18 am

    1-230 lbs
    2-219.5 lbs
    3-10.5 lbs

    That I will gain back in total by New Year’s I am afraid.

  477. Comment by Guig | 12.31.2010 | 5:53 pm

    Epic Fail
    1 149.4
    2 143.2
    3 6.2
    and now… 145.0

  478. Comment by Mel | 01.2.2011 | 1:33 pm

    I’ve been away from the FatCyclist blogsite for a while, so I’m a little late for the contest. I’m still inspired, however, by this challenge. I’m 5′10” and about 195 lbs now (not all muscle). I figure I need to lose a good 15 pounds before cycling season (around end of March up here in Ontario). Your contest gives me that much more inspiration.

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