Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Week 8 Update

Everyone - here is your weekly "moment of zen".
Frank reports an 11 pound weight loss in this week. He claimes it to be the result of a Good Friday fast.
Chris, Tom, Al and Kristie each lost a pound. Chris Brand hit a weight loss wall after a ridiculous seven week week run where he lost 14 lbs.
Six weeks remain until we crown our second champ. Good luck to all.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekly Training Program

Weekly Training Program

Tuesday: Swim 25 minutes
Wednesday: Run 30 minutes; bike 25 minutes
Thursday: Gym Total Body Class
Friday: Day off
Saturday: Bike 25 minutes; run 30 minutes
Sunday: Bike one hour and fifteen minutes (spinning class)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Fat Pack Wonders if the Party’s Over

Wow - even Mario Batali is joining the fitness/healthy-eating brigade...


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Week 6 Update - Tom H. Loses 3 Pounds!

Congrats to Tom (-3), Dea (-1) and Frank (-1) who each lost weight this week.
Chris Brand also lost 2 pounds this week, expanding his lead to a commanding 7 pounds. We can only hope that now that Chris is at his ideal weight he will go back to consuming 2 Big Macs a day and 4 sodas. Chris, the Hamburgler is calling. He misses you.
8 weeks (or so) remain. Plenty of time to add a few extra miles to your training regiment before the triathlon on May 4th.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Mama Rosie's Tips

mama rosie said...
So glad to see this blog up and running again - good luck and happy losing to you all. Remember to move, eat lots of salad, drink lots of water and it will be that piece of cake you shouldn't eat.
March 4, 2008 2:40 PM

What to eat for breakfast?

Fat Is Wackers, for breakfast choose whole grains like a hearty McCann's oatmeal or a high-fiber cereal like Kashi GoLean or Heart to Heart. Remember to aim for a cereal with five grams of fiber or more per serving.

A nice amount of fiber will help keep energy, blood sugar and hunger levels stable throughout the morning.

Choose unsweetened flavors to skip excess sugar and calories. Top with fresh berries or banana slices and a touch of honey for some natural sweetness and an antioxidant boost.

Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of ground flaxseed meal or chopped walnuts into cold or hot cereal or mix into a yogurt-fruit parfait for a satistying shot of healthy omega-3 fats.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Put Your Money Where Your Girth Is

There was a story on NPR this morning that I found relevant to our weight-loss efforts. A law professor who was tired of constantly re-gaining weight he had lost hired a student to nag him (so his wife wouldn't have to). He also starting betting money on his weight loss and has now developed a website for tying money and contracts to personal goals. It's stickK.com ("stick" as in "stick to it" and an extra K probably for the customary law school abbreviation for "contract").

Text and audio of story found here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87931325&sourceCode=RSS

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Week 5 Results

Our fifth week of weight loss is complete. Chris Brand and Kristie Brand remain in first and second place. Heavyweight Chris Be. posted excellent numbers this week and moved into a well contested third place.