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OT: Official Egghead Weightloss Competition for 2017

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  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538

    How's everybody doing? Carbs are the devil, I keep telling myself! 

    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • BentgrassBentgrass Posts: 443
    Wish my graph looked like that...
    1. Bettendorf, Ia with lots of time in Chattanooga, Tn.  LBGE, plate setter, ar, Looft lighter, maverick et-735, Rutland gasket, Smokeware SS cap, Kickash basket, and lots of cast iron.
  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538
    Low carb dinner, going on later this afternoon. But I fired my egg up early today with the FB200, just for the heck of it... The meatloaf is thrown together with mix of ground beef and spicy pork sausage and whatever else I could find in the fridge. The ham is from Costco, got it before the holidays. It was 9 lbs, and since I'm probably the only one in the house that will eat it, I cut it in half (long ways so I could vacuum seal the other half easily). Gonna smoke it all with some cherry wood and have leftovers for the week...



    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538
    This silly Costco ham I bought on a whim is off the charts delicious! 


    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,972
    I have had a pants on the ground expierence. Must get some smaller cloths. 
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • BentgrassBentgrass Posts: 443
    that's a great motivator !
    1. Bettendorf, Ia with lots of time in Chattanooga, Tn.  LBGE, plate setter, ar, Looft lighter, maverick et-735, Rutland gasket, Smokeware SS cap, Kickash basket, and lots of cast iron.
  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538
    C'mon, don't let this thread die! How's everyone doing? 

    Here's my low(er) carb dinner: mashed cauliflower. Pretty tasty, once I mixed in a bunch of mozzarella cheese and cooked the bejesus out of it! 


    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • Grilled green beans and brussel sprouts on the BGE. Olive oil, salt, garlic powder and onion flakes.  

    I'm a father, husband and a veteran and I love food. Cooking it, thinking about it and eating it.

    Equipment: Large BGE with KickAsh basket and SmokeWare SS Chimney cap

    28 inch Blackstone griddle

    Kenmore Gasser storage unit/overflow cooker

    Click here to read more about my cooking adventure!

    New Berlin, WI

                      

  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538

    Status updates anyone? 



    Carbs:

    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • CashfanCashfan Posts: 413
    Well Done @JacksDad!!

    I'm down 15 lbs since the beginning of the contest. 28 overall, since week before Christmas.
  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538
    Cashfan said:
    Well Done @JacksDad!!

    I'm down 15 lbs since the beginning of the contest. 28 overall, since week before Christmas.
    That's amazing! Good work...
    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • CashfanCashfan Posts: 413
    JacksDad said:
    Cashfan said:
    Well Done @JacksDad!!

    I'm down 15 lbs since the beginning of the contest. 28 overall, since week before Christmas.
    That's amazing! Good work...
    Thanks!! Its been far from easy, but I feel much better than I did two months ago.
  • DuckDogDrDuckDogDr Posts: 1,320
    edited January 2017
    @JacksDad what app is that you're using to track? And awesome job btw

    Im only down 4lbs  :s
  • calracefancalracefan Posts: 603
    edited January 2017
    Not in the contest but down 30 since Mid November ! Good Luck to All !
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538
    DuckDogDr said:
    @JacksDad what app is that you're using to track? And awesome job btw

    Im only down 4lbs  :s
    It's the built in "Health" app on the iPhone. I intentionally cropped out the baseline ;)


    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • I'm down 8, thought I was doing well.  Sounds like I need to step it up.
    Go Gamecocks!!!
    1 XL, 1 MM
    Smoking in Aiken South Carolina
  • BentgrassBentgrass Posts: 443
    2 lbs. very discouraged at this point but realize it's more difficult to lose at 62 than 50.  Using My Fitness Pal to track.  Scale and Garmin Vivofit HR both work seamlessly with it which is really nice.  
    1. Bettendorf, Ia with lots of time in Chattanooga, Tn.  LBGE, plate setter, ar, Looft lighter, maverick et-735, Rutland gasket, Smokeware SS cap, Kickash basket, and lots of cast iron.
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    @JacksDad Are you doing a form of Atkins or something else?
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • LOST 2 lbs. Since contest started, Been sidelined with a knee issue has slowed me on the treadmill. Will be down 15 lbs by the end of Febuary though 
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
  • LOST 2 lbs. Since contest started, Been sidelined with a knee issue has slowed me on the treadmill. Will be down 15 lbs by the end of Febuary though 
    Enemas... you take one and your right back in it... =)
    Go Gamecocks!!!
    1 XL, 1 MM
    Smoking in Aiken South Carolina
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,425
    I'm not in the comp but congrats to you guys are are already in the double digits of loss.  Hell it took me 2 years to drop 40 and maintain it   You guys are kicking it!!

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • This could be fun..and I have some extra weight to lose.  I'm in!
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    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
  • JacksDadJacksDad Posts: 538
    RedSkip said:
    @JacksDad Are you doing a form of Atkins or something else?
    Just cut out processed carbs. I've done Atkins before, and it works great when you are in ketosis, but I found it impossible to sustain for  months.

    There's a popular diet, forgot the name, the motto is "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants." So I'm trying that.  Eating carbs, like whole wheat and fruits and veggies, and not feeling bad about like Atkins would suggest.  I am eating lots of meat and cheese and nuts and fruit. So maybe it's a version of paleo also...

    To actually lose weight, over the long run, you have to ingest less calories than you expend. I found eating  this way, I'm less hungry and feel full sooner, allowing me to eat fewer calories and ultimately lose weight. 

    But, I'm only a month into this, so we shall see! 


    Large BGE -- New Jersey

  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    JacksDad said:
    RedSkip said:
    @JacksDad Are you doing a form of Atkins or something else?
    Just cut out processed carbs. I've done Atkins before, and it works great when you are in ketosis, but I found it impossible to sustain for  months.

    There's a popular diet, forgot the name, the motto is "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants." So I'm trying that.  Eating carbs, like whole wheat and fruits and veggies, and not feeling bad about like Atkins would suggest.  I am eating lots of meat and cheese and nuts and fruit. So maybe it's a version of paleo also...

    To actually lose weight, over the long run, you have to ingest less calories than you expend. I found eating  this way, I'm less hungry and feel full sooner, allowing me to eat fewer calories and ultimately lose weight. 

    But, I'm only a month into this, so we shall see! 


    Agree, calories in < calories out and you lose weight.  
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • BentgrassBentgrass Posts: 443
    Graph that is looking better this past week.  Now I have to head south and resist large quantities of southern fare for a week !
    1. Bettendorf, Ia with lots of time in Chattanooga, Tn.  LBGE, plate setter, ar, Looft lighter, maverick et-735, Rutland gasket, Smokeware SS cap, Kickash basket, and lots of cast iron.
  • jetman96jetman96 Posts: 125
    Not in the contest, but down 11 lbs since Jan. 2nd. No special diet, just tracking calories in My Fitness Pal and trying (not very successfully) to cut back on alcohol. Elliptical twice a week for 30 minutes. I need to step that up to get in better shape. I've read that you lose weight in the kitchen, you gain fitness in the gym. I'll stick with that saying, 'cause I hate working out.
    Cincinnati, OH
    Large BGE
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    For you low carbers... Keto Chocolate Mug Cake, takes 2 minutes.

    http://ketosizeme.com/keto-chocolate-peanut-butter-mug-cake/
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262

    I did the weigh in, but have not been able to participate yet due to injury.  I've actually gained since the weigh in.  

    I started my eating plan yesterday - not a diet, but avoiding carbs and sugars.  

    I hope to catch up to you guys by putting my stubbornness to good use.

    Phoenix 
  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 303
    Decided to finally get serious about this.  Attached is my weight from this morning.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,972
    I am down about 20 lbs. More in total as I started before the contest.....I can say I already feel a lot better.
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
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