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December 14th, 2012 at 4:30:11 PM permalink
I have been trying to nail down some details with HB that would make the bet acceptable.... I wanted a picture of her with a scale and a newspaper by December 17 to get a starting weight.... She told me that I have nothing to do with her challenge other than whether or not to bet. I therefore have informed her that she and I have no bet. What the Wiz chooses to do is up to him. Good luck, HB, and good luck, Nick!
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December 14th, 2012 at 4:36:21 PM permalink
I hope he goes with Nick. He seems to be one who would appreciate it.
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December 14th, 2012 at 5:13:54 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Whats your 5 mile time, Mr Wizard? Just curious, as you can do sub 2-hour half marathons I am not about to challenge you :)



I've never timed myself at such a short distance. My half marathon pace was 9.1 minutes per mile. However, for a shorter distance I know I could run faster. Probably about 7.5 minutes per mile, so let's say 37.5 minutes.
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December 14th, 2012 at 5:52:29 PM permalink
I posted this in my blog section but maybe more people will see it here:


With a goal of 1700 calories per day:

If I burn 1200 calories at the gym (estimated via cardio+weight lifting+ class) and consume 2000 calories, does that mean I have a net of 800 calories for the day and can consume 900 more, or do I have to stop eating since I exceeded my goal of 1700 calories, but with the 1200 burned have a net of 500 calories for the day which does not seem like a lot. Hmm....
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December 14th, 2012 at 6:49:36 PM permalink
Nick- you burn a baseline amount of calories by just existing, even while you are sleeping. If you are really doing a 1200 calorie workout, and eat only 1700 calories per day, you will lose weight rapidly.
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December 14th, 2012 at 6:59:25 PM permalink
Good luck, Nick.

I think the NYE Resolution approach might be a good
thing, publicly stating what your goal is and then
tracking it. At least for me it might.

I also want (I think) to lose some weight, probably
about 40 lbs. But I'll start with 20 ! ! ! Actually a
nice milestone would be about 10 lbs!

I haven't exactly figured out what motivation I need to
succeed.

Like others have posted, when this is something
as serious as your health, why would some
money on a bet make you (me) think you can lose
it AND KEEP IT OFF ?
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December 14th, 2012 at 7:01:09 PM permalink
What is the line on who will weigh more on 1/1/1314, Nick or HB?
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December 14th, 2012 at 7:31:25 PM permalink
January first? Probably going to be me. HB was about 150 in october, but said she had gained 30 pounds right? I dont think I can drop to 180 in 2 weeks. I will take a picture (or let the Wiz do it) on 1/1 though.
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December 14th, 2012 at 8:03:42 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Unless the odds for the forum get better than 1:1, I'd set the line for people to join V2.0 at 3.5 and I'd take the under, even knowing there's already 2 ready to go right now.



Lots of backlash, only Wiz is still on board.

Perhaps let this one run it's course and start a new NGS thread just for him?
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December 14th, 2012 at 8:18:33 PM permalink
Sorry, I made a typo. I meant Jan 1, 2014.
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