Quite the range of results.  I’m going to claim extra-ordinary circumstances as my post-op meds needed to be taken “with food”, and were timed in between meals.  So much for surgery being an advantage in the Blubbergeddon race, right?  (yeah… yeah… I know, I take responsibility for the result).

So, as a team we lost 15.1 kgs during week one.  That’s phenomenal.

bbw1Biggest loser for Week 1 was Lofty with 2.6 kg melted away.  And as it is Week 1, Lofty also takes out the percentage loss at 2.23%.  Awesome!

Congratulations everyone!  I like to see the stragglers (includes me!) lift their game just a little, and I do hope that those that lost 2+kgs are doing it in a healthy way.

I realise that by now most Blubbergeddonites will have settled on a method for weight loss, but our fearless leader is quite fond of the Paleo Diet.  There is an entertaining introduction to it here.  I may not follow it, but I do believe there is a lot of sense behind it.  Plus, it works.


Now.  Next week.

Next week is Queens Birthday weekend, and I, like some of you, will be making sure that they aren’t at home doing things like reading Whaleoil and being within weighing distance of  a set of scales.  More importantly, I will be heading for the hills for four days, so the weekly BLUBBERGEDDON post is  most likely going to be published a day or two later.

Please, still send in your weigh-in results on the Saturday – I’ll catch up with them as soon as I can.

Also, some of you are writing some nice narratives when you send me your result.  I wonder if you could be so kind to add “OK for publication” to it, if you don’t mind me sharing it with the rest of the world.  Some of the stories are either inspirational or funny, and it’s a pity they are going to waste.



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  • Lofty

    Whoo hoo, I am as happy as a pig in shit.
    The hard part is keeping that número uno spot.
    Driving back to the bay from the big smoke today, I wanted to stop at Waharoa for a pie, but SWMBO, was obeyed !
    Oh jeeze I am hungry, but determined.

    • Travis Poulson

      Stop at BP Bayview for a couple of pies. 3 even. Wash it down with a litre of choc milk. Good man.

      • Lofty

        Cheers coach

      • Lofty

        I mean the real Bay Travis, not the wannabe’s, magpie lot.
        Plus in the real Bay we have top pies from the great award winning Patrick’s pies at Bethlehem, not some reheated poop at a bloody service station.
        What were you thinking ??????

        • Travis Poulson

          That IS the real Bay! Anyways, since Patricks pies are so good, I recommend you eat as many as possible.

    • Banjo playing inbreds live in Waharoa…Deliverance land for sure.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Before you weigh, go to the toilet. Quite easy to lose over half a kilo!

  • GregM

    Top work team, I’m impressed.

    • Travis Poulson

      I’m having a Monteiths to celebrate.

  • kehua

    Apology for being late, 95.6 it has been a quiet week, too much rain.

    • Travis Poulson

      you gained? holy crap. And don’t give us that rain excuse, I ran a half marathon in the rain yesterday :)

      • unsol

        Go you – was that the Huntly 1/2?

        • Travis Poulson

          Nope, it was down the road and around the district 1/2. I wasn’t aware of the Huntly 1/2 until the day after, but having said that I wasn’t really prepared for it anyway. Didn’t even know I was going to do it on Saturday until I went past my usual turn-around point. Good to see where I’ve got to after just 12 runs though, might even throw my name down for the Auckland Marathon before entries close, 70% full at this point.

          • unsol

            That’s fantastic progress – Auckland is a brilliant marathon!

          • Travis Poulson

            Except the numbers. I did the ‘Round The Bays’ last year, 70,000 people. It was ridiculous, I don’t like large crowds like that when running, the entire length you have to worry about not tripping over someone elses feet. Riverton to Invercargill is a good one, not too crowded. Might even do it again since it was last one that I did competitively.

          • unsol

            Yep I agree. Far too big. The only super large one I would ever do would be Paris as wine stops on the way is very appealing. Oh and Boston is on my list too – first one to see a female run it & my heroes won it (Roe & Moller). Marlborough Marathon looks good – wine there too. And then there is Rotorua & the Lydiard one- NZ’s best ones in my view. Especially the latter. few wannabes/shufflers do it which makes it very appealing!

  • tagaloa

    HI as result of the blues game hot dogs and chips and also a party food at a 50th and no exercise, my weight was 117.5 on sunday morning, cheers Tagaloa

  • I better cut down on the Super Weight Gain 4000, by the look of it.

  • gus

    fuck it, I’m going paleo