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Old 03-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default The Great 2007 HBT Belly Off Competition

Strange as it may seem to find this in a forum dedicated to beer, we've decided to have a weight loss competition for everyone here at HBT (props to Reverend_JC for prompting all of this).


How To Enter
Reply to this post stating your intention to enter the competition. State your current weight and a "before" picture of yourself (if you're not home, you can post the pic later). You don't have to be shirtless (actually, please wear a shirt ), but it should give a pretty good idea of how you look now.

Entries will be accepted for as long as the competition runs (after all, entering late is a disadvantage).

The competition will end on 6/21.

Please note that by entering, you agree to give up one of your homebrews to the winner as stated below.


How To Win
Lose the largest percentage of body weight by the end of the competition (6/21). Straight weight loss would be unfair, so the next best thing is to use percentages. For example, if you weigh 250 pounds now, and at the end of the competition, you've lost 10 pounds, then you've lost (10/250) * 100 = 4% of your original body weight.

PLEASE NOTE: Late entries are perfectly fine, but your final weigh-in CANNOT occur after June 21st. Mark it on your calendars.


What's At Stake
Beer! The winner will receive 1 bottle of homebrew from each competitor. This will enable the winner to put the weight lost right back on.

Want To Get In On The Action, But Don't Want/Need To Lose Weight?
olllllo's got you covered.

Good luck!

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Official Contestants
ayrton - 215
Beermaker - 302.6
Brewsmith - 240
Cheesefood - 252
Cregar - 280
dibby33 - 192
EdWort - 289
Fiery Sword - 232
freyguy - 270
ill.literate - 270
Ivan Lendl - 160
McKBrew - 217
Pirate Ale - 227
Proofman - 289
Reverend JC - 282
RichBrewer - 229
Rhoobarb - ?
rod - 206
Ryanh1801 - 270.6
sause - 225
Shot Drive - 278
SpamDog - 258
Thaumaturgist - 210
todd_k - 237
Vermicous - 224
Walker-san - 220
Willsellout - 223

Unofficial Contestant (but still sending beer to the winner)
Yooper

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Old 03-21-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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I'm in. I'm setting my personal goal for 20 pounds by then, but we'll see how well I do.

I'll repost the picture of me later.

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When is the 'offical' weigh-in? All entrants should start (i.e. weigh themselves) on the same day regardless of when during the next week they sign up, no?

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How about Sunday for the weigh-in? This gives us all a couple days to get mentally prepared for the challenge.

EDIT: 3:00pm CST. This way, no one is "holding on" to any "extra weight". (In other words, dump before weighing.)

Take a picture of the scale too. Technically, you should be nude when weighing so make sure the picture shows ONLY the scale. (Unless you're Yooper Chick).

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How about Sunday for the weigh-in? This gives us all a couple days to get mentally prepared for the challenge.
In the meantime, BULK UP AMERICA!!!!!
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I'm in.

I think if we all survive this one, we should do another one after a week of rest, and make it for 2 weeks instead of one.

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I'm in.

I think if we all survive this one, we should do another one after a week of rest, and make it for 2 weeks instead of one.
Decoction rest weight loss?

EDIT: you mean 2 beers instead of one, right? Contest ends June 21st.
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Yikes, I feel bad - JC just responded about running it. Damn it all!

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When is the 'offical' weigh-in? All entrants should start (i.e. weigh themselves) on the same day regardless of when during the next week they sign up, no?
Yeah, that seems only fair. I think I'd have to let everyone weigh in on this (pardon the pun).
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LMAO.. ok... I might be into this.

I dropped about 35 pounds last year (I called it the Big D weight loss plan) but I've put about 15 of it back on. Lemme think on this. Sounds like a blast though.

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I'm in, and I'm fat. You people are all dead in the water.

....got to go dust off the wide angle.....

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