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# April Calorie Deficit Challenge - Newcomers always welcome!

We all know that in order to lose weight you need to have a calorie deficit.  This challenge is about that deficit!

You can sign up anytime by posting in this thread and indicating which group you want to be in.

We'll start counting on 4/1/09.

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How it works
To start with, you choose a goal deficit for the month.  Then each day you keep track of your calorie intake and calorie output, then compute your calorie deficit.  You post in here (daily, weekly, whenever) your running deficit for the month in the form of: deficit to-date / goal deficit.  Be sure to post a new post every time you post - do not edit previous posts or I will not see it!  Also, be sure you keep track of your on-going total - I won't be doing the math for you!

For example
Let's say I want to lose five pounds this month.  So, I sign up for the 17,500 Challenger group.  On day 1 my calorie output is 2000 and my intake is 1500.  That makes my day 1 deficit 500, so I post: 500/17,500.  On day 2, my calorie output is 1800 and my intake is 1500, making my deficit 300.  So, I add my day 2 deficit onto my day 1 deficit, and post:  800/17,500.  On day 3, I didn't do so well and took in 2000 calories and burned 1800 calories.  So, on day 3 I subtract the calories I took in over maintainence and I post my total montly deficit as 600/17,500.   For more examples check out the March Calorie Deficit Challege found here.

Questions?

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CHALLENGERS*
10,500 (3 pounds) challengers
alle0299 - 4227
brivb10 - 1773
droppinlbs - 12152
rylindis - 700

14,000 (4 pounds) challengers
augenblick - 406
figurethefat - 7209
future214 -  6000
kacka - 8980
v_avila - 100

17,500 (5 pounds) challengers
cbussiere - 11376
faithhopelove76 - 4648
nellebelle1 - 4379
nodame - 3010
r4eboxer
wesmoot - 12680

21,000 (6 pounds) challengers
betzc - 11209
eat4health - 17170
healthmd - 6699
jnielsen006 - 12350
kkfrench - 17185
lemntwist - 6798
musicalfishmich - 5614
ntack2 - 7546
smartypants_57 - 1720
tigerlilyncsu - 12052

24,500 (7 pounds) challengers
annulyju - 11783
girlfighting27 - 8004
luleelu - 21758
lilygirl1970 - 16775
sereniticat - 27160

28,000 (8 pounds) challengers

acomley11 - 28318
anastase - 19936
bell62 - 13526
bking1969 - 1797
buttercup98
courtneymarie2689 - 4068
diva_n_da_making - 13897
ericaly - 18400
edspillane - 5500
gbpfan4life - 26121
inacio68 - 1965
jesselou
lvanryss - 18385
neozanne -  7299
sarahshe - 16270
shapeshifter - 10700
smartasu
terikopplin - 17819
turning50 - 4800

*REMINDER:  Be sure to post your running total for the month, using your
last posted total not the posted total.  Otherwise you'd risk missing some

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Looks like I might make it after all... O_O

17 115 / 17 500.

Apr 29 - 25550/28000

Today- 400

7950/14000

Peace out

Wednesday 782

Total 8601/10500

26,774/28,000

Great challenge, but unfortunately I lost the plot while I was on vacation!  Well done to everyone, specially those who made their goals (or even came close).  It's much harder to rack up those deficits than I thought!

congrats to everyone for tryng and sticking with the challenge to the end.....wooohoooo

12385/21000

23969/21000

good job everyone!!

Today 316 despite celebrating big time!

Total 8917/10500.

You are all stars!

4/30:  1,403

Total for April:  33,306/24,500

Start weight: 4/1: 262.5

End weight: 4/30: 251

Total for April:  26144/28000

Start weight: 4/1: 168

End weight: 4/30: 162.5  (5.5 pounds!)

The math didn't quite work out, but I'm happy with the loss none the less!

Thanks again Alle for running this challenge!       ; Linda

5845/17500

Not even close...I tried though, and a lost weight so there's no use in crying about. You guys did great =)

17 515 / 17 500.

SW : 149 lbs

CW : 141 lbs

Yay, I dropped 8 lbs this month.  That's much better than last month (only 3 lbs).  8 lbs seems huge at that point!

Congrats on everyone who made their goal, who lost weight or are still checking in with us! =)

13,000/28,000

NO where close but atleast I am calorie counting, thank you Allie!

15870/14000 no weight loss, little gain, but I will keep going in my journal......this is great habit. Thank you Alle

Didn't quite get to my goal.

23,995/24,500

Lost 5 pounds though...so that is nice!

Good luck to everyone in May and beyond!

April 29th:497

April 20th: 1226

Total: 23,629/28,000

SW:195

CW: 192.5

Total Lost 2.5

Pounds are not falling off like I would like, anyhow its been then nothing I gue

Made my goal 21,000 plus but only lost 1.1 lbs :(  Maybe it's just all about the muscle baby! :)

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