I am trying to drop a few pounds and wanted to put together a little contest to help keep me motivated. I am attempting to get to a weight that I haven't been at in 15 years. Everyone is invited to participate. Ok here are the details. The contest begins the week of Nov 22nd. Whoever wants to participate will have to either weigh their self or take a body fat measurement sometime between November 22nd – 28th and then post it here with your goal. The contest will last a total of 8 weeks. The same measurement will be taken again 8 weeks from that date during the week of January 17th – 23rd and whoever loses the largest percentage of bodyweight or the largest percentage of body fat divided by two wins. The final measurements have to be posted sometime during the week of Jan 17th and I will declare the winner on Monday Jan 24th. (Don’t jump the gun this week, I would recommend a weekend of binge eating and drinking before you start) Before and after pictures are highly recommended and also share with us your strategies, successes and struggles. A couple of rules: We need some accountability so you will have to do weekly weigh-in’s or BF measurements. If you don’t want to do these weekly that is fine but you then have to post other stats like how many calories you ate vs. how many you burned etc… You will have to do at least three measurements the first one, then one at 4 weeks and then the final one. And the measurements need to be done with the same scale as used the first time. We are shooting for body fat, and to a lesser extent muscle, weight loss here, not water loss. So the first and last measurements taken need to be done on days as similar as possible. If you want to weigh yourself after you do a 20 miler in January that is fine but you also have to do a 20 miler next week and then weigh yourself for the initial one. Let’s make sure this is healthy weight loss, if you are blacking out 10 times a day you may want to start eating more. The calculations (beginning weight – ending weight)/beginning weight or (beginning BF% – ending BF%)/(beginning BF% x 2) if there are any late starters their percentage will be increased pro rata and a penalty will be applied which will be determined by me. Here is the prize: The winner will get a choice of a long or short sleeve T-shirt from here or I’ll make you a custom pair of huaraches. (I’ll put up pictures later, and they don’t come with a warranty) Disclaimer: The BRS is not liable for anything associated with this contest. Play at your own risk. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise and diet program. Advice given on this thread should not be treated as professional advice.