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We invite you to watch this thread for 30 days. We will track our progress on this thread and welcome your comments. Do men really lose faster than women? Challenge begins Mar.1st. ends Apr. 1st.

American Boy 195.5
Canadian Girl 158.9

Sun. Mar 2, 9:54am

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If this were a challenge between an American Girl and American Boy, my vote would be for the American Boy. However, because this is a Canadian Girl, my vote will have to swing toward the Canadian Girl. Canadian Girls are tough. They drill holes in ice for food, and they work hard to keep their Igloos looking good.

Monday, March 03, 2008, 8:42 PM

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I was going to make a snarky comment, but instead I'm blown away by the formatting skills displayed by the Purple Poster. Tres cool!

Monday, March 03, 2008, 9:29 PM

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Purple is my favorite color! HOW DID YOU DO THAT? Please :)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 4:04 AM

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Love the igloo comment !!!! The Canadian girl will win !!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 8:15 AM

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Go canadian girl go !!!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 8:21 AM

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Chicks Rule !!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 1:51 PM

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This is fun, isn't it?

Super fun!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 5:33 PM

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Starting weight/status????

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 5:56 PM

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OOps! I didn't notice the weight there...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 5:57 PM

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Obviously the Canadian Girl will win....Canucks ROCK!!!!

Good luck girl - keep us posted!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 6:18 PM

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Go Canada !!!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 8:44 PM

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Is it really a fair challenge? Men do lose faster, that gives the girl a disadvantage, she will have to starve.

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 8:10 AM

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If she gives the dogs a rest and pulls the sled herself, she might have a better chance.

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 9:32 AM

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Here is the Canadian Girl's House! See her snowshoes?

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Thursday, March 06, 2008, 9:54 AM

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Hey I'm the Canadian Girl.

My igloo looks nothing like that! It has a second story and more windows!!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008, 4:20 PM

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I know the Canadian Girl. Her igloo is pink. Seriously she will kick his butt. We Canadian women are a force to be reckoned with.

Friday, March 07, 2008, 8:47 PM

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Wow I don't have too many fans on this challenge.

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 9:24 PM

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Canadian chick ARE tough!

Saturday, March 08, 2008, 10:57 PM

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Go America! I'm represent'n

Monday, March 10, 2008, 2:07 PM

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American Boy is in the lead. For now.

Monday, March 10, 2008, 4:51 PM

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Hey Canadian girlie,

He we should post our weight on this thing every saturday what do you think. This way people know where we are at.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 12:24 AM

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I am glad someone is on my side.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 12:25 AM

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Every Saturday it is, American Boy !!!!! Looking forward to seeing your results.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 2:24 PM

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The Guy will win...unless... is easier for the guy to lose weight, because

1. men have more muscle mass, muscle naturally burns more calories
2. women have a higher healthy bodyfat percentage so can't go as low as a guy that is why every Biggest Loser winner is male.

BUT...If the girl is so tough and she goes all pro-ana to win - careful man you will have to do a Christian Bale to defeat her.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 6:40 PM

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make it 3 months, not just one...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 6:45 PM

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Seriously, how do you get the fun colors and fonts??

I'm rooting for the girl, just b/c she seems to be the underdog!!

Are you doing total pounds lost or percentage of total weight?

What's your plan - both of you?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 7:48 PM

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We are doing total pounds lost.

I am eating nothing but plant food and a little bit of chicken and fish. Lots of veggies and fruit. I am also doing a good amount of exercise. Rock Climbing and cardio workouts. I have been wanting to ride my bike to work but it has not happened yet. I usually do this on a fairly regular basis in the summer Winter and early spring on the other hand is a different story.

O think we will both do well. I have faith in both of our abilities. She has already lost a ton and so have I. I am using this to get the extra push to get the last 20 lbs off.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:10 AM

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I guess we should do body fat percentage to keep it totally fair but neither one of (well at least I have not checked my percentage in about 10 months.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:11 AM

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Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:24 AM

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Yep that is the American boy just above.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:25 AM

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Shaved head suits you! And congrats on the weight loss so far!

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 8:40 AM

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To Mar 12th 7:48 P.M.

Thanks for rooting for me. Don't do it because you think I am the underdog. Do it because you want me to be the top dog :-)

My plan is to eat a healthy lean diet, along with daily exercise. Right now I am focusing mainly on weight training. When the brutal Canadian climate allows I like to run, not happening right now. For now I am walking to work, which at a brisk pace, a 3o min. trek each way.

Putting up your pic was a good idea American Boy !!! You just increased your fan club. tehe ;-)

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:31 PM

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thanks, I get the shaved head comment a lot. I like it. Makes my life so much easier.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 1:44 AM

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Hey American Boy....It makes your life easier, and chicks think it's hot !!!

What do think of the suggestion of making the challenge 3 months?

Friday, March 14, 2008, 7:39 AM

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Is it just me, or is anyone else finding it such fun to have a guy on these boards?!

Friday, March 14, 2008, 1:06 PM

Add comment look great American Boy! I agree about the head shaved. It suits you very well.

I agree with the PP, guys are not catty: therefore, not annoying!

Friday, March 14, 2008, 4:47 PM

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Check it out, my competitor is gaining a real fan club ! ! ! A picture speaks a thousand words my friend.

Friday, March 14, 2008, 5:17 PM

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OK Mar 12th poster. We have agreed to make the make the competition months.
Keep an eye on the thread. You'll want to see me kick the American Boy's A$$

The Canadian Girl .

Friday, March 14, 2008, 8:24 PM

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You slackers! That's just gonna let you relaaaax!


Another guy on this board and the American Boy's workout partner.

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 12:31 AM

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Oh no slacking, now we have to up the anti,. Any ideas partner?

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 1:04 AM

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well since the other poster didnt say here is how you do the fonts..

Good luck to you both and have fun guys pimping Your logs..

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 2:19 AM

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here is abreak down if you dont have time to look at the site

type this sign <
than type font color=red
than type this sign >

than where you want red to end type <
than this /
than type font color=red
than type this sign >
hope this is clearer hugzzz
the first part makes it red the second part stops the red

to change size of txt do the same thing only font size= 3 you can do bold by doing the < than a b than another > than write what you want to be in bold than end it with and italicised words are teh same way only done with a i

hope that helps a bit...

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 2:31 AM

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Weekly weigh in:

American Boy:
195. Yesterday was at 194 but then I decided to go out to eat for my b-day. Hopefully the sodium level will taper off by tomorrow and I will be back there. Oh and then there is the St. Patty's day party tonight. No Pressure.

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 12:56 PM

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American Boy also forgot to mention he slept in and flaked out on his workout buddy this morning.

I am thinking about getting my money back from his birthday present and betting it on Canadian girl.

Maybe Canadian girl picked the wrong American boy to go up against. :-)

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 7:24 PM

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LOL, Hey American Boy, sounds like your buddy called you out!!!! Step it up some.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 4:27 AM

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Weekly weigh in:

Canadian Girl:
159.1 on Sat. Not sure what happened there, was 157.6 on Fri. and today 157.4.
I really stepped up my exercise last week, much heavier weights. My jeans are feeling looser and I bought a new pair last night a size smaller :-) So I am confident I am on my way ! ! ! Hope you enjoyed the green beer last night American Boy :-Þ

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 11:54 AM

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Hey I am steppin up I do great during the weeks but since. I hate to make excuses but hell it is the month of my b-day and people want to go out and buy me food and drink. Who am I to say no. I don't want to insult anyone. After next weekend things will be way different I guarantee it.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 8:18 PM

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Oh and by the way, I did not flake on him I never committed I told him I was going to let him know.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 8:19 PM

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I have the same problem with birthdays.. the not wanting to hurt anyones feelings..

I finally starting thinking of me. this is my health not thiers.. this is my weight.. they are not the one the calories are going into

so give that some thought next time you dont want to insult.. its your body .. you have to live there.. only you can take care of it..

good luck guys.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 11:07 PM

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I Agree with ..................... "I have the same problem with birthdays.. the not wanting to hurt anyones feelings." Your statement says it all. Now let's see if the Canadian Girl gets the message. If I would not have taken a stand a couple of years ago, I would not have been able to send this message.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 8:48 AM

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 8:57 AM

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Happy birthday man!

~ Your buddy Bendage.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 11:07 AM

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Thanks guys, you guys kick ass.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:16 PM

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It's you man!
It's your world!
We're all just squirrels trying to get a nut.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

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I the American boy blew it this weekend and is continuing to blow it even still. The only good thing about yesterday and today that is different from the weekend is that I am working out hard.

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 3:50 PM

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Me the Canadian Girl, blew it as well. Struggling to get back on track. No weight loss to post for me. As our snow continues to melt it will be easier to get in some running, without fear of landing on my butt !!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 7:31 PM

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The Canadian girl was distracted this past week. But she will be back on track and then look out American boy. You will have to put it in second gear to keep up with her. tehe. ;o)

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 9:16 PM

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Alright guys, the American boy is back on track. I have lost 3 of the 5 lbs I gained from Spring Break. I am working out and eating very well. So Canadian girl you better watch out!!! ;-)

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 1:29 PM

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30 days is up - are you doing 3 months ?

Have you each lost any weight ?

What is the update on the specs ?

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 1:44 PM

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All Hype - no performance !

You two need a little smack !

What is going on here - summer is coming and this is a posted contest and you lost nothing in 30 days - get with it soldiers ! !

I bet there are a lot of people in here who could do better that zero or plus pounds in 30 days - like 10 or 15 or more - what is the deal ???

Thursday, April 03, 2008, 1:50 PM

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P.P. You are right we both deserve a smack and also a kick in the a$$ !!!!

Both the American Boy and myself have lost just over 75lbs ! We did this challenge to give ourselves the extra push to lose the last 20 lbs we seem to be struggling with. It appears that neither one of us have taken this challenge seriously. It's time !! We did extend the challenge to June 1st.

Thank you for your comments. It was what I needed, call it my wake up, if you may. You got my attention!!!


Saturday, April 05, 2008, 1:18 PM

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Oops forgot to post my weight yesterday

Canadian Girl...156.3

Total loss so far...2.6 lbs

Sunday, April 06, 2008, 5:35 PM

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American Boy

gain of 1/2 pound. as of yesterday 4/6/2008 My birthday really jacked me I gained and went to 199 and lost a 3 of them. Trying to get back on track I am doing a lot of physical activity and eating well but my weekends are screwing it all up. I need to get my head back in this thing. June 1st is just around the corner.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 12:22 AM

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BTW, I am glad you guys are keeping on top of us that was the whole purpose of posting this thing in the public.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 12:22 AM

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Wow - that 75 is very impressive ! Congratuulations !

- now for the hardest part - the last few
I lost 40 lbs in 18 months and now have the last 15 to go, so I know
I have great habits on the weekdays - eat clean and little; workout 10 hs a wk, and even am good usually on the weekends - EXCEPT when I take my family to my parent's house on Sunday then I am toast - I don't know what happens - I start cramming my face with peanut butter and jellys and cereal and cookies - So I hear you American Boy !! - Shoot for 1 clean weekend and then keep it up.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 9:55 AM

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American boy weigh in April 13th, 2008

195 lbs

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 3:24 PM

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Canadian Girl.......155lbs

Total Loss.............

Monday, April 21, 2008, 11:42 PM

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Canadian Girl.........................155

Total Lost...............................3.9 lbs

I'm ahead of you American Boy !!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 6:28 PM

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Oye !

American Boy - what is the deal - 195 lbs? ! ?

I am counting on you man - quit screwing around - up the cardio and drop the calories ! !

4 pounds? - c'mon that is nothing for a guy what are you doing ? eating too much I think!

Eat 1200 calories a day and run 6 days a week - let's see it man are you going to let Canada win ? A girl beat you ? ?


Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:06 PM

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Thursday, June 05, 2008, 4:32 PM

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Were all waiting!!! Come out from hiding you two.

Friday, June 06, 2008, 2:12 PM

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