Thursday, 24 December 2009

Hi from Rob

A bit about me - I coach in the Lil Kickers soccer program, play soccer with college kids half my age (played in a tournament today and held my own with five goals), my family is heavy into Girl Scouts and I am hoping to run the JFK 50 for the first time in 2010. Looking forward to 10 in 10 challenge. Good Luck to all.

What a great way to end 2009... setting ourselves up for an even better 2010. Let's get this party started.

Just what I need...

Another challenge. I mean that in the best possible way. 10 in 10 in '10 is a perfectly reasonable and healthy amount of weight to lose and KEEP OFF. If I can manage to do that I will be a happy camper.

If you listen to my podcast (Fifty Counting Down) you already know about the struggle I have had surrounding food and weight loss.

2010 is going to be the year of moderation for me. I'm going to learn to be happy with small changes that will all add up to changing the bigger picture.

Thanks for setting this up Nigel - here's to a healthier, fitter New Year for all of us!


Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Introducing Myself

Hi All,

Just a quick hello to introduce myself. Am just managing to type in between mouthfuls as feel that I have to get in as much food before 4th Jan as I can! Am signed up for the London Marathon in April. Haven't run a marathon for a couple of years but have previously done 10 or so. Mind knows what to do but body isn't sure any more. Will gladly advise anyone who is new to marathons although its definitely a case of do what I say not do what I do. Desperately need to lose some weight so that I can run faster - have always vowed I would pull out before the finishing line if my time looked like starting with a 5 but this is definitely going to be reality unless I get back down to marathon running weight.

Looking forward to being part of the 10 in 10 challenge. Bring it on . . . .

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Few Words About the 10 in 10 in 10

Wow, this is proving far more popular than I expected...we're at 30 people already!

I'll post out some more instructions individually via email, but here is a quick taster of how I see this working...

We will start on Jan 4th (or as close as you can). We will all take out first weight measurement. We can choose to share that weight if we choose, or we can keep it to's up to you. The challenge isn't about who weighs most or least, it's about having some fun trying to shift 10 pounds to make us better runners (in the main I think).

Then, on each subsequent Monday, we will all update a Google doc spreadsheet (which I'll give you access to) with our progress. We will add in '-2' for a 2 pound loss, or maybe '1' (i.e. +1) if we gained a pound. It's really easy, you just enter one number each week. Your progress (not your weight) is shown on the side panel of the main blog page, so you can see how everyone is doing.

Of course, we will welcome regular updates about how we are all doing, what is working, what isn't and, of course, lots and lots of encouragement for everyone.

I did one of these challenges back in 2008, and I have to say it was of the best online communities I was involved with - the camarardery & encouragement were great. I loved reading eveyones' posts letting us all know how they were doing.

Well, I hope that explains a few bits & pieces about the challenge. I'll be in touch soon with more info.


(Oh, by the way, you may have seen the iTunes subscription button on the side panel - if you are a podcasting type, you might like to attach the odd audio update as a blog post enclosure for a bit of fun too...)

Onwards to Firm and Trim

Hi guys

Been trying to lose weight in order to train for a marathon without injuring myself. I managed 8 pounds in 3 months with help of an NHS dietician. I think this will certainly be a challenge for me.. Bring it on :)


Lets do This!

Hi everyone and thanks Nigel for the invite. Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to the challenge and giving/receiving support over the 10 weeks.

Regards, David. (Uzi)

Monday, 21 December 2009

10 in 10 in 10

Yes, I'm sorry to say that the 10 in 10 challenge will be back in Jan 2010 for the '10 in 10 in 10' challenge.

Just to explain, that's 10 pounds in 10 weeks in 2010. That's 10 pounds of weight loss of course.

I mean, how hard can it be??? One measly pound per week....

The first weigh-in will be on the Monday 4th Jan, so if you'd like to be in on this 'event', then drop me an email to & I'll add you to the blog so that you can report your progress.

I'll update this site a little as well over the next week or two to freshen it up a little ready for the challenge ahead.

Right, where's that plate of mince pies gone....