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Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« on: April 13, 2018, 05:30:56 PM »
This is my weight loss thread. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I am Sir Samuel, I am a US military officer, and I am obese. I've never actually been lean, but I've kept the pudge within limits. Recently either age or Prozac has caught up with me. Now I'm well above weight requirements. I'm on official notice, I either lose the weight, or I lose my job.

That's the stick. Now I need a few carrots. I don't like physical possessions. Planning experience rewards sounds tiresome. Rewarding myself with food is counter productive. What I do like is the little frisson of happiness that comes from charity.

So here's the carrot. For every day I remain within 15% of my calorie goal, I'll donate $2 to the charity of my choice. For every pound I lose, I'll donate an additional $10. Donations to be made every 10 days, to keep motivation high. I'm way too impatient to wait a whole month to get my reward.

You, the Senate and People of the Forum can play along if you like. Itís going to take a village to skinny a Samuel up. Every 10 days I'll post my stats, the amount of money I'm donating, and the charity of my choice. You can either donate to the same charity, donate to a different charity, or just cheer along.

Week 0, 6-Apr:
Age:    37      (37, for you metric types)
Height: 64in    (162cm)
Weight: 184lbs  (84.3kg)
Neck:   13.5in  (34cm)
Waist:  36in    (91cm)
Hips:   44in    (111.7cm)

Waist:Hip = 0.81
Body Fat  = 42% (calculated, but the bioimpedance on my new scale = 49.9%)

Maximum allowed weight:   160lbs
Maximum allowed body fat: 34%


Minimum weight to lose: 24lbs (10kg)

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 06:28:56 PM »
I will donate $10 per pound lost.

@Prospector , don't you have a charitable thing happening? Is there a way to donate to it and get a tax receipt?

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 06:32:21 PM »
Can only afford to cheer you on but good luck!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 07:10:51 PM »
Go Sammie go! Iím in for $5 a pound. Letís give some money away!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 07:29:21 PM »
Hmm. You are an inch taller than in my head.

$5 per reporting period,  bonuses every 4 pounds lost.

Although the nice line up of 184 pounds and 84 kg is pleasing

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 07:39:50 PM »
OK, I'm in for $10 a pound, limited to 30 pounds and 3 months. My charity is Prospy's RideJamesRide.


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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 07:44:16 PM »
I am here to cheer you on!  You are badass and can do this thing.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 08:38:30 PM »
P2F! I'm in. I think I'll be creative and donate $1 for the first pound, $2 for the second pound, $3 for the third pound, etc. Increasing rewards for increasing achievements :-)

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 08:58:49 PM »
Yes... If folks choose James to be the beneficiary of blubber  then there are Canaian and American accounts set up each with tax receipts available.  The links are at www.ridejamesride.com. I'll update tomorrow with links.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 02:03:33 AM »
Sam, will you give the measurements in metric each time as well as US Imperial?

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 05:06:10 AM »
Iím in, pledging to match Sammy.  With the $, not (necessarily) the weight loss.

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 06:09:44 AM »
I'm in!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 07:49:51 AM »
Iím in, pledging to match Sammy.  With the $, not (necessarily) the weight loss.
Oh god.. definitely not with the weight loss. I'd need my own battalion of cheerleaders, charities and terrible consequence to manage that.

I'm support crew

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 08:23:32 AM »
I'm in for support, and I will be donating time rather than money. 10 min work with my local food bank for every 1lb lost, to be completed by the end of the summer.

You can do eeeeeeet.

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 08:26:22 AM »
I'm in at $5/lb, and will donate to ridejamesride. Supporting two forum members' good causes at once... feels so delightfully efficient. Go Sam, go!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2018, 01:24:04 PM »
I'm in at $5/lb, and will donate to ridejamesride. Supporting two forum members' good causes at once... feels so delightfully efficient. Go Sam, go!

Me too.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 04:20:47 PM »
Thanks so much everyone!!

You can find James' accounts here:

US Charity: https://www.crowdrise.com/dashboard/ejautism/ridejamesride1  <-- can do tax receipts for US residents
CDN Charity: http://support.grandviewkidsfoundation.ca/site/TR?px=1010439&pg=personal&fr_id=1060  <-- can do tax receipts for CDN residents
Pay our expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/ridejamesride-james-rides-again <--- No tax receipts

If you give to either of the two charities, you are actually tripling your impact. Once to Sam, once to James, and again to the charities. Thanks to so many of you who have chosen us, and to Sam for being chubby and doing something about it.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »
$4/lb works out to be a nice round $100 or so, so I'm in for that, and $1/day for effort.

We're going to get notices every 10 days, yes?

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2018, 10:22:03 PM »
I'll donate $3/lb.  How would you, Sam, feel about me donating to either Navy Marine Corps Relief Society or the Wingman Foundation.  That's where most of my charitable giving goes, so I'd just increase the amounts.  I know that's not quite the same flavor of "sailor" as you, so if that deeply offends you sensibilities, let me know!

Also, as a wife who has sweated many a PFA weigh-in on behalf of her spouse, and who has watched him starve himself for the week prior, I sympathize with your plight!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2018, 08:46:24 AM »
Former navy officer here (still a sailor at heart, just not in uniform anymore). I packed on the pounds during the last couple years of my military service due to stress and stress-related eating, and while I've lost much of it, I'm stagnating at well above optimal levels. So, I'm going to do this with you - for every day that I stick to within 15% of my calorie goals, I'll contribute $1, and an additional $2 for every pound that you lose.

How long has the Navy given you to lose the weight? Also, are you ashore or at sea? (Don't answer if you're not allowed - I'd just give you way more credit for having to lose weight at sea.)

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2018, 08:52:08 AM »
If the Ancient Mariner can look this svelte so can Our Sam.


#WeightLossGoals
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2018, 09:01:59 AM »
I like this

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2018, 12:48:10 PM »
I'm in for $5 per pound. I'll split my donations between #ridejamesride and Sir Samuel's charity of choice.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2018, 01:24:08 PM »
I'm in for $5 per pound. I'll split my donations between #ridejamesride and Sir Samuel's charity of choice.

+1 and maybe I'll try to lose a few myself. Go grrrrl!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2018, 03:15:55 PM »
Hey everyone, especially @Sun Hat. I'm on a sea assignment, but my boat is in shipyard until Aug. A blessing and a curse. I've got 8 months to be at 160, but realistically I obviously need a safety buffer.

HOWEVER, I ain't no Navy wonk. You guys may be Haze Gray and Underway, but we are International Orange and, um, well Google tells me there aren't any english words that rhyme with orange.

@snacky will report for some vigorous and entertaining extra military instruction.

@deborah, sure I can go both ways.

First 10 day report tomorrow.

« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 03:25:14 PM by Sailor Sam »

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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
Reporting for instruction, sir!

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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2018, 03:32:54 PM »
I never thought about the challenge of nothing rhyming with orange. Oof. Severely limits your shit talking opportunities. I mean, except for the fact that you're a branch the receives the utmost respect from everyone, so you don't really need to bother with shit talking.

On the other hand, the options for sea puns are really limitless, so at least you've got that going on.

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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2018, 03:56:42 PM »
I am trying to lose weight too. I weigh rather more than you, and if I get down to your weight I would be happy. I will donate the difference in our weight each time to ride James ride (that way they will get some of their expenses back).

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2018, 03:57:39 PM »
orange, doorhinge

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2018, 06:14:24 PM »
I thought Trump rhymed with Orange, and there is no talking bigger shit than that.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2018, 06:34:07 PM »
All my giving is on a monthly basis, but if I can roll it up monthly somehow, I’ll do $5 per pound to Prospy offspring.

YOU CAN DO THIS SAMMY!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2018, 07:12:56 PM »
I never thought about the challenge of nothing rhyming with orange. Oof. Severely limits your shit talking opportunities. I mean, except for the fact that you're a branch the receives the utmost respect from everyone, so you don't really need to bother with shit talking.

On the other hand, the options for sea puns are really limitless, so at least you've got that going on.

The challenge is to a scavenge flange(s) to exact revenge at Stonehenge. If you find it strange to arrange a change, we can binge on lozenges.

(None are perfect rhymes, but I never pass up an opportunity to use my Oxford Rhyming Dictionary.)

I forgive you for being a Coastie. In fact, I'm quite fond of you lot, after having served with a couple of really great Coasties  while I posted in the USA , and after some of your kin spent a great deal of effort rescuing some civilian friends of mine during hurricane Sandy. (What's a non-pejorative term to call you folks? Coast Guardsmen? I was there for 4 years, and I'm not sure it came up....) Also, while I may have been in a grey haze for much of my career, that's just personality. The Royal Cdn Navy colour is actually Arctic Fog. And yes, after 18 years, and much to the dismay of my former colleagues, I do a TERRIFIC impression of a fog horn.

With a posting to the yard, I hope that means that you have greater control over your schedule and diet than you would at sea. You have quite a challenge ahead - or rather, WE do (I'm at target for the day, so I owe $1 already).

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
orange, doorhinge

MIND BLOWN.

I'm in for $5 (CAD) per pound.  There are 17 reporting periods before official weigh in day.  The first 8.5 go to RideJamesRide and the latter 8.5 go to Fistula Foundation that meadow lark posted about.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 06:50:30 AM »
Update 1:
Time Mark 0 Weight: 184.0lbs  (84.3kg)
Time Mark 1 Weight: 181.2lbs (1.2kg)

Time Mark 0 Body Fat:  42.0%  (calculated)
Time Mark 1 Body Fat:  47.7%  (bioimpedance)

Weight loss this period:  2.8 lbs  (1.2kg)

Cumulative weight lost:      2.8lbs  (1.2kg)

Days w/in 15% kcal this period: 8

Donations for Update 1:
Calorie goal = 8*2 = $16
Weight loss = 2.8*10 = $28
Donations this period: $44

Matching Donations To: Ride, James, Ride:
US Charity: https://www.crowdrise.com/dashboard/ejautism/ridejamesride1  <-- can do tax receipts for US residents
CDN Charity: http://support.grandviewkidsfoundation.ca/site/TR?px=1010439&pg=personal&fr_id=1060  <-- can do tax receipts for CDN residents
Pay our expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/ridejamesride-james-rides-again <--- No tax receipts

Total Donations Made:
I thought it might be fun to post a "Total Donations Made" at the end of the challenge. If you like, you can fill in this Google Forms survey. No user's information is tracked, though I did ask for forum usernames. Feel free to put Anonymous if you prefer.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 06:56:20 AM »
Woot Woot!

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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 06:58:38 AM »
I am going to donate in a lump sum at the end, but I understand that incremental prizes as you go are more motivating. Should I lie and pretend I'm donating each 10 days, and log it as such?

If so I donated $28 today!

Should I specify that I pay in CAD and not your weird heathen American money that smells weird?

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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2018, 07:00:19 AM »
Way to go Sammy!!

Because I know details matter to you, the conversion of 181.2 lbs to metric seems off a little. 1.2 kg does not equal 181 lbs.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2018, 08:21:10 AM »
Woot! Off to a good start :-)

I'm belatedly realizing my creative accounting method will result in a lot of math, but oh well. Math is good for you. First donation will be $1 + $2 + (80% of $3) = $5.40. I think I will wait till the 2nd weigh-in to actually donate to minimize credit card fees since I'm starting small.

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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2018, 08:50:19 AM »
$14 donated!

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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2018, 09:26:35 AM »
$14 donated!
Yeah, follow-up question: are you planning to change charities each period? If so, I'll follow along with each one, but if not then bundling probably makes sense (but too late for this time!)

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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2018, 09:43:24 AM »
$22 (10*$1 + 3 lbs * $4/lb) donated to James' Ride.  Go you!

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2018, 09:48:09 AM »
I'm planning on a lump sum in 3 months.

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Re: Run, Tubby-Tubby, run!
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2018, 10:10:46 AM »
I am definitely not keeping track of math for you lazy shavers. Fill in the tracking spreadsheet when you actually make the physical donation. I think that will work best.

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« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2018, 10:16:26 AM »
Fill in the tracking spreadsheet when you actually make the physical donation.

Darn, I already wrecked it. Can you delete mine?

Yup! You were hampered by poor instructions. I should do some pushups for you...

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« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2018, 10:28:47 AM »
I am definitely not keeping track of math for you lazy shavers.

Hah. Half the reason I'm even doing this is so I have an excuse to make a nice spreadsheet to track my donations.

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« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2018, 10:41:30 AM »
PTF and all that jazz...I'm in for $5 per lb lost to the food pantry that is currently supporting my MIL ;-)

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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2018, 11:04:27 AM »
Thanks to all on team Sammy!! I will send out individual Thankyous where I can, but I don't think I have that capability on the US site... They didn't set it up like that and I am disappointed.

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« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2018, 11:23:29 AM »
Should I specify that I pay in CAD and not your weird heathen American money that smells weird?

Nah. Money is fungible, blah, blah, yadda.

Yeah, follow-up question: are you planning to change charities each period? If so, I'll follow along with each one, but if not then bundling probably makes sense (but too late for this time!)

Different every time, yo.

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« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2018, 11:36:24 AM »
@Prospector I forget what the timing of the ride is - if I do a lump sum at the end of this will that still help you guys?

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« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2018, 11:46:20 AM »
@Prospector I forget what the timing of the ride is - if I do a lump sum at the end of this will that still help you guys?

We ride the last 2 wks of August. The donations will keep being accepted as long our story stays in the news. Likely until the new Year at least.