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Monday, January 5, 2009

Doors Closed!

Thanks to all of you guys who were brave enough to sign up for our challenge! :-D Unfortunately the time is up for sign ups and we cannot let anymore people in. We've got waayyy too many people as it is methinks! Last I counted we were up around 150 162!

Lynn and I are going to collaborate this week to get the teams organized and get all the good stuff set up for all the things we have in mind, so stay tuned!

I hope that you all will visit each other and get to know some of the the other challengers and especially the newbies who just started a blog for this challenge. They need you to check in on them most of all :-)

OH and we've already had a few of you abroad pop up and say where you were from and it's got our curiosities going. Please leave a comment and tell everyone:

a) How rockin' excited you are to kick some butt and lose some weight;
b) The city and province/state and/or country you are from!

101 comments:

Ashley said...

I am crazy excited to get started! I missed the first edition so I'm really grateful to be one of the lucky 150 (seriously?! Wow!) who gets to participate. And I'm from Moab, UT.
See ya!

Linda said...

I super excited! This comp. might be just what I need to keep going strong.

And it ends on my birthday!!!

I'm from Spokane WA

Linda
http://operationsticktoit.blogspot.com/

Shari said...

I'm just giddy to be starting this. I too missed out on the first one so can't wait to get in on this one. My daughter's school is also doing a Biggest Loser competition of teachers/staff/parents. So I have 2 contests to keep me motivated!

I am Shari -- living in Louisville, Kentucky.

JER29ELEVEN said...

I haven't participated in many challenges before but I feel really good about this one and about this time around on WWers, in general!

Woohoo!

I'm from Moncton, New Brunswick

Nat said...

I'm super motivated and ready to kick my fat behind into gear! That's my own brand of tough love. Time to get move'n honey!

I'm Nat and I'm in Portland area, Oregon!

spunkysuzi said...

I'm definitely excited about the challenge!! I will be at goal :) Oh and i'm from ontario, Canada.

Tracy said...

I apparently have to learn how to comment, this is my second try. :) I also missed joining the first challenge and I am very excited about this one. I am going to be a totally different person by April. And Shari, I am in Louisville, Kentucky too. We should get in touch.

Bre said...

I'm very excited to continue what I have started! I have hit 60 pounds lost twice already and keep bouncing between 55 and 60 lost and I want to get over that hump and keep on going towards my goal!

I'm from Sacramento, California!!

Criztawl said...

I am extremely excited ... I find that I tend to do better when I have other people rooting for me. Also it doesn't hurt that I have others depending on me to kick some ass :)

I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!!

Kiki said...

I've got my GAME ON! Let's GO! Can't wait to find out teams. Hoping we're doing colors. I'm going to buy a shirt the color of the team and wear it while exercising!

Let's hear it for BLBE#2!

I'm from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.

Squishy ! said...

I'm totally geeked to participate in the BLBE2! I'm excited to encourage people and work my butt off, literally. :)

Here's a big wave from the Mitten State of Michigan!

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

I'm excited about this challenge!
I'm Mary and I am also from Michigan!

The Nut said...

Howdy all y'all!
I am so so so excited to be doing biggest loser! Wahoo!!!!!!!
Oh... I am Natster (there is already a Nat!) And I am from the LOVELY and fabuloso Northern Utah region!
Rock on all you biggest losers! Yay!

Rosie said...

I'm from Northern California. I am super pumped about keeping some weight butt and getting this fat off.

samiam4eva06 said...

I am SUPER excited to get started on all of this.. I'm still figuring out how this will work. but excited none the less! thank you so much ladies for doing this!

I am from Northern CA, bay area. I would love to chat with some newbies or anyone about this.. so contact me on my blog or email me! thanks guys!

Good Gals Inc said...

I am thrilled to be shedding my pounds in this fun and competitive setting!!

I'm Kirby @ Good Gals Inc from Little Rock, AR (but I currently live in Los Angeles, CA)

Good luck to everyone!!!

karen said...

Central New Yorker here and I'm beyond stoked to get started with this! I'm already pretty active with the Biggest Loser League but can't wait for the extra support I can get & give here!!! We're gonna ROCK this!

seplowingermany said...

Hi from snowy Heidelberg, Germany. I am excited to get started and to meet my new teammates. Let the games begin!
Pam

kadee29 said...

I am sooooooo excited to get on this crazy train again!!! Welcome to all the new challengers and get ready for some ass kickin'.

My husband is also a non-blogger contestant. You can keep track of his progress through my blog.

We hail from Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

Karen

Valorie Leonard said...

Weighing in from "Where America's Day Begins"---Guam! I am SO excited for this challenge. Just what I need, accountability and competition!

skinnypregnantgirl.blogspot.com

countryjacket said...

I am totally excited to get started with the BLBE 2. My wedding is in 75 days (gasp) and I need all help/motivation I can get.

I am from the state of Georgia in the good ole USA!!!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

So totally p;umped for this one !!! It is my first challengge of this sort. My family will also be following, not officially, but I will be posting their progress on my blog. Chicago Illinois suburbs, plan to get a lot lighter !!!!

Middle-aged mom said...

I am so ready! I am in very cold (28 degrees F this morning) New Hampshire, where we're just happy to have working electricity, for starters! I'm already ready to plan spring hikes with my dogs, and I'm planning to enter this year's Seacoast Century bike ride (100 miles). I did the 50 in 2006 and loved it!

betseydoodle said...

Hello from "frickin cold" Ottawa, Ontario. Where both public transit & our parliament are "not in session".

I'm right up there with the giddyness of kickin' butt. I've been reading alot of the ladies blogs that participated in Season 1 - and am looking forward to reading & participating in my teammates blogs for Season 2!

My blog has been up and running for several years now - but largely knitting & travel content!

It fees really good to add another topic area on the site!

www.(nospam)betseydoodle.ca

Angie said...

Hi all,
I'm a newbie! I thought I'd join for some motivation and support. I especially like the idea of having a team to be accountable too. I don't really have that in real life (when it comes to weight loss).
I'm super excited!
I live in the Toronto (Ontario) area.

Heidi said...

Hey girls! I barely missed the last edition but have been losing right along with you all and am excited to be in the challenge this time. Apparently I'm the lone representative from Denver, Colorado! What, what!?! (The rest of Colorado is out exercising in the mountains, you see. I'm the only one sitting on my butt blogging - haha).

Oh, and you'll probably see this over and over, but if anyone would like to check out my blog (currently private) email me and I'll add you to the list!
~Heidi
h2morrow@msn.com

choosinglosing said...

So excited and ready to kick butt this time!

Just_Kelly
choosinglosing.com

Fatinah said...

Hi there! I can't wait to get started! I will be weighing in from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dani said...

Hey Everyone!! I'm so wicked ready to rock this challenge! It looks like we're a feisty group!

Central Minnesota is going to get a bit lighter and much more fit by the end of this challenge cuz I'm gonna rock this fat away!!

*Dani*

Stop by: ninjakitteestyle.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I am ready to kick the butt off myself all the way over here in IRELAND!!

Danee said...

I am stoked about being a loser! I live in Stafford, VA (about 45 south of D.C.)

Girl on a Mission... said...

I am excited to CHALLENGE everyone in the second edition of BLBE! BRING IT ON!

And, I am from the best best best best best best best place on earth....otherwise known as:

NEWFOUNDLAND!
Or 'Da Rock!

A place where everyone knows everyone! God's country!

Can't tell I'm proud or wha?

Oh yeah, St. John's, Newfoundland...its the most eastern city in North America!

Alexia @ The One Last Thing said...

I see everyone's fired up already! That's great! Me, too. Lost over 20# last time and want to do even better this time! I'm in NC.

jeannie* said...

So many people to keep track of already! I love it! And am ready to kick some butt in the new year!

Also I'm from Charlotte, NC!

Krista said...

Ohhh snap!! It is so on people!!!!!

I'm UBER excited to hit goal during this season of the BLBE.

I'm originally from St. John's NF but am in Kingston, Ontario!!!

Tigerlilly said...

Yahooooo! I am ready to go.. LETS DO THIS!!!

A big 'Howdy Ya'll' from the White Mtns of Arizona!

andrea. said...

Wow, 150 of us! This is gonna be FUN! :D

So excited to get to know all you bloggers, and drop some weight while I'm at it! (Lose weight and add friends -- sounds like a good equation to me!)

I'll be weighing in from Toronto, Canada.

Karma Shuford said...

Very excited and ready to get this done. I gained my weight over a 5 or 6 year period, and have been trying to lose it for the next 7. :/ I can usually get 20 or so fairly easily, but then fizzle out, and I am hoping BLBE will keep me focused and encouraged (and ACCOUNTABLE!!!!!)

I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina (near Asheville).

marlieben said...

Hi challengers all. I was one of the "at home" contestants from the first season of BLBE....not that I could have come close to displacing Michelle from her well-deserved victory. I didnt do as well as I wanted to so I am back here again to be an "at home" contestant again. I already know I will do better this time as I am sure you all will do too. I have learnt so much from reading all your blogs...I think I am addicted. I have been following Angie, Jen(the old blog....love the new one too)and some other persons not on this challenge, like Shirls for over a year and a half now and granted some of the foods are different from what I am used to, you all keep me motivated.
Enough of the rambling...just wanted to say one of your at home challengers is from Jamaica.

Amy said...

a) I'm super excited and motivated!
b) Fort Worth, TX... Hook'em Horns tonight!

Tammy said...

I was too chicken to join the first challenge, but I am excited for this one! I am from Calgary, AB

Jenni said...

Way exctied to be starting with this support group! Can't wait to get things rolling!

Oh, I'm from San Diego, CA

Me, Only Better said...

I am very excited to be part of this challenge! I love a good, healthy competition!

I am from Calgary, AB!

Laura said...

As Angie says: "Let's Get'er done!"
I am super kung fun exciting about this round of the challenge.
Weighing in from Burlington Ontario.

Dale said...

At 288lbs, I have a lot more to work with than most of you - so watch out - I'm running to the winners circle with my Nike+ counting my calories burned the whole way!

I'm Dale S, in Glendale, AZ and you can find my at I Quit... Again!.

Come on over and say hello!

Slimming Down in 2009 said...

I am very excited for this challenge. I have about 70 lbs to lose and having this challenge start as I am starting back on WW is perfect timing.
I am from Caledonia, Ontario.

Bee said...

I thought I had left a comment earlier, but I don't see it now. It's so nice to "meet" everyone from all over the place. I am ready to rock the house. I can't wait to be a part of this and take it to the end! I'm in NE PA. =)

Kari said...

I didn't accomplish everything in the first challenge so I'm thrilled to kick some butt in this second one!

I am from Manitoba, CA!

Mickie said...

While I DID join the first BLBE Challenge - I crashed and burned but I refuse to give up so I am here again to be a part of this fantastic challenge! A HUGE thank you to Angie and Lyn (and anyone else who is helping) for coordinating the logistics of the challenge.

I am super excited to kick some butt here from the Seattle, WA area! Have a great day!

Dieting Diva said...

I am thrilled to start this challenge! This is the kick in the pants I need! I am ready to start!

I am from Wisconsin.
I am new to this challenge and still trying to figure everything out but super excited none the less!

Michelle said...

I am so excited...I want to get these 130 lbs off me and this challenge can help! I am a competitive person LOL so I am up for the challenge. I hope to lose 50 lbs in this challenge!....ok seriously 60 but that is pushing it!

b) I am from Fuquay Varina NC....where one of NBC's The Biggest Loser's new Jan show contestants is from....maybe he will win and I will too and we will be the real Biggest Losers HAHA

Jen said...

SOOOOOOOOOO friggin Excited!!!

Jen
Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)

Jen said...

I am so excited to start this new challenge! Such a perfect motivation and a great bunch of people! We can totally do this!

I'm From St. John's, Newfoundland, miss it every day, it's my home!

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia

Katie said...

I'm really looking forward to this! I need the encouragement!! I'm from Montreal Quebec :)

down20bychristmas said...

I am so ready to get started! Time to make permanent life changes! I'm in Missouri.

Lex said...

I am thrilled to be a part of this challenge!! The encouragement from fellow bloggers is amazing!!

Lex
Halifax, NS

Leigh Anne said...

Leigh Anne in charlottetown, PE. Looking forward to finally making some forward progress. My biggest issue is definitely stress eating and there is a ton of stress in my life right now.

Jess' s Food Coma said...

Bring it on!! Keeping warm in Maine!

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Caylyn said...

I've been successful in losing almost 40 pounds since July, and I excited to continue the progress and get close to my goal! I'm from Lawrence, KS (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!)

Lorraine said...

I'm really excited to be a part of this. I'm about halfway through my goal of losing 25 pounds and could use the support to finish! I'm from Atlanta, GA.

Sarah said...

I am excited it is like a fresh start for me...back to work after 13 months on mat leave...2 babies in under 2 years. So bring it on.

I am in Riverview NB!!!

Sarah

TJ said...

I am beyond excited to get this challenge started! I've got an outfit I want to R-O-C-K in late May.

I'm TJ from Tennessee. Just started my weight loss blog for this challenge, so come by and say 'Hi'. :)

Angie All The Way said...

I LOVE your enthusiasm!!! Sounds like we got lots of lovely people ready to for GAME ON!

:-D

Lynn and I are from Halifax, Nova Scotia! Holla people! :-D

Sarah said...

I am very excited to get into this challenge :) 162 people is insane!!
Thanks Angie and Lynn.

From Windsor, ON

Diana said...

Yes, excited! I'm not sure what I've gotten in to, but I'm going to go for it! I think I am one of two ladies from Albuquerque, NM.

Julie said...

I will add my excitement in with everyone else! :) I just really need the motivation to get back to my WeWa goal weight... and on to my personal goal weight!

Thanks so much for organizing this and motivating so many!!!

Oh yeah, I'm from Holland, Michigan.

Natalie said...

Hmmm, I thought I posted before, but lets try this again- I'm Natalie, and I'm so pumped to do this - the A type personality and competitive side of me can't wait!

I'm from snowy Vancouver , Canada

Kimberly said...

I am really pretty freaking excited. I'm back at the point now (size wise) where I had previously abandoned hope and gotten so out of control. Now that I am back here I want some extra motivation to keep going and get to goal.

I'm from Houston, TX (arguably the fattest city in America).

Cadee said...

I am super excited! I havent had a lot of motivation to kick butt and lose some weight. Nor have I had anyone else kick my butt and tell me to keep going. So I can't wait to get started and see who i'm teamed up with.

I use to live in Moab, Utah. But I am now living in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Ms. Gigglepuss said...

Holy cow! What a group to keep up with for this next round. I didn't do as well as I hoped for round one but am extremely psyched to give everyone a run to the title this time!

I am from South Dakota in the US.

Angie and Kim, I send you good wishes to handle this crew!

Krissy said...

I'm really excited to be a part of this challenge. I'm loooking forward to the comptetion and the teamwork!

I"m from St. Louis, MO... Does anyone else feel like they are in a Miss America pageant right now? Just me? 'k.

~ Daniela ~ said...

Hey girls! I'm really excited about this challenge and really looking forward to it!

Although continents away (I'm from a small island called Malta, near Italy), I feel very much close to you in spirit! :)

The Scale Whisperer said...

Hi everyone!! I'm kennedy, from www.thescalewhisperer.com, and I live in the Midwest. I'm extremely excited to participate in BLBE2 - I've lost 90lbs so far, and am down to my final 35 lbs. Easy, peasy, right? At least it will be with all of your support, motivation and thinspiration!

Good luck everyone!

Lynn said...

Italy, Ireland, Jamaica and more!! WOW this game is now worldwide :)

I'm so excited to lead a team into success this New Year. I wish everyone the best of luck amd lets drop this weight for good!

I can't believe the response to this topic BTW.

Lynn said...

Opps, as Angie mentioned -

Halifax, NS

fattyconfessions said...

I am so excited to be a part of BLBE2! I just started my blog for the new year, and the competition is just what I need to stay motivated and on track.

Ready to lose in Pittsburgh, PA!

(I am having the hardest time commenting from wordpress. Is anyone else having this issue?)

JRo said...

SOOOOOOOOOO freaking excited as I missed the last one by a matter of days!

I live near Dallas, TX... pretty sure you have a couple of Texas people... this state is ridiculously large!

Thanks for the extra boost to attain those goals!

JRo

chezjulie said...

I'm excited to participate in this WORLDWIDE challenge! I also hail from Houston, TX so a special howdy to Kimberly and the other Texans!

Mon said...

Just missed the first edition by a thread, so Im EXTREMELY excited to get going with this one! 2009 WILL be the year

Mon
Halifax, NS

H-woman said...

Hello from Calgary, Alberta!!

Angie and Lynn, you guys rock for spearheading this challenge. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I made it to goal Jan. 21/06 and maintained until last May. Then I went on vacation, my cat got sick....well, 20 pounds and 7 months later, I'm SO ready to kick my own butt back into gear (and if I happen to take some of you on to, well, so be it)! =P

Game on sista friends! (and any brothers also out there)

H =)

the new sarah sundae said...

I am from Vernon, Connecticut (which is 20 minutes from Hartford and 30 minutes from the Massachusetts border).

Jules said...

I am apparently very excited about this...as I am getting ready to start my 2nd work out of the day.

I'm Jules...currently from a hotel room in Atlanta...permanently addressed in Cleveland.

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

I'm soooo geeked to get started... I went to the gym w/ dd and got my butt kicked...LOL

I'm Gail aka:mooselovingmamabear, live in Michigan...between Detroit and Port Huron.

Can't wait to find out what team I'm on and let the "games" begin...

Marisa said...

Whoa!!! This is gonna be a crazy ride! I need the tough lovin for sure to get this last 20 lbs. off and reach my WW goal! good luck everyone...

Marisa from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Carrie said...

I can't wait to kick some butt! Here is to a great 2009!!

Baltimore, MD

Janna said...

Austin, Texas here!

Can't wait to get to know ya'll! Had to do it! :)

Congrats to Michelle and big thanks to Angie and Lynn!!

My goal...to get to goal...only 13 pounds to go!

tash said...

From Toronto, Ontario - but I think Ang and Lynn know that :)

It's great to see some others from Toronto on here too (and all those from NS, where I lived until last May).

tash @http://workhardeatwell.wordpress.com/

fabulousnewbody said...

I'm from Dallas, TX. I did participate in BLBE #1 and I want to challenge everyone who's posted here to JUST FINISH the BLBE. That's probably the hardest part. Seeing this challenge through to the end is a major accomplishment. And really, what else do have to do for the next 16 weeks?

Kud said...

I'm so excited!! This is just what I need to get myself to stop self-sabotaging, and finally shed those 19lbs!!!!

I'm from Boston MA, but I've lived in CA, NY, and Pakistan. I also go to college in Pittsburgh, PA

Dale said...

I already checked in but I'm soooo excited I got in before the doors closed that I wanted to say so...

I tried out of the biggest loser TV Edition for the season that just ended - I blogged about it here - they didn't pick me but you guys did! Thanks gang, lets do this!

Hotch Potchery said...

Alabama here!

Kaci said...

Awhhh bummer I just found this site...good luck everyone!

~Tammy said...

I'm as ready as I'll ever be to whip so ass. Mine and yours.

Coming to you from Ontario Canada

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

this is going to be absolutely fabulous!! (a fav show of mine lol)

i love the idea of posting where we are from..I had no idea this was so huge! Fabulous job Angie! Your work on the 1st Edition has certainly paid off!!

Sadly, I lost 3 lbs (but my pants got bigger!) on the last challenge..mostly cuz i really petered out.

This time though, April 26th, I will weigh 180lbs. That 27lbs in 16 weeks. Tough, but I am so tough.

And besides, I have 165 Jillian and Bobs to kick my arse if I start slagging!!

xo
Toronto, Ontario Canada :)

Andrea said...

Hi there ~
Not sure how I found this site but I am glad I did! I am excited to be part of the BLBE season 2! I am ready for a little friendly competition to give me the motivation to lose this weight for good!

I am from Missoula, MT....Montana is supposedly one of the skinniest states in the US which might explain why I didn't see any other people from Montana do the BLBE! Well, I am ready to be part of that statistic and lose the weight once and for all ;o)

My blog:
http://myliveit.blogspot.com/

krissy said...

Hello all! Looks like there will be alotta butts to kick over the next several weeks! I'm excited and this this will be a fabulous way to start 2009! I live along the "crystal coast" of North Carolina!

Heather's Journey said...

I am soooo EXCITED!
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Can't wait... will be leaving blog "luv" and adding to my follow list...

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

It's so nice to meet you all. How fitting that I'm leaving this comment as I'm watching Biggest Loser on TV. I was part of Season 1, but thank God it wasn't teams cause I did not do well at all. This time though, I'm ready, motivated, and will prevail. I can't wait to get you all know better. We're gonna kick some butt!!

Oh and I'm in Delaware!!

aworkingmomsjoy said...

Commenting a little late, we were out of town.

Let's go Team Angie!!!!!! We are gonna ROCK!

I am very excited because I had just missed the deadline last time. I finished '08 a minus 50 lbs so I'm ready for another 50.

Sandy
Youngstown, Ohio