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Flossbolna 05-31-2013 04:19 AM

WISH Away the Pounds -- Jolly June AND JULY Challenge -- Everyone Welcome!
 
We are continuing into July!

Welcome to WISH Away the Pounds—summer 2013 edition! We are combining June and July into one thread!

Whether you are new to these threads or are a return visitor – everyone is welcome! Please read the complete instructions in post 2, and then let me know if you have any questions.

The philosophy behind our new challenge: small achievable goals. One month at a time, one week at a time, one day at a time, one bite at a time.

Results will be posted as a % lost (pounds) towards monthly goal.

Thanks to Rose&Mike for creating our new challenge format which has been a great success since January! :thanks: And thank you to all the previous hosts who have kept the challenge going since then.

Weigh in Days--Weight Loss

PM Weight to Flossbolna
June 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 165, goal 5 pounds)
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
June 30 (last chance)

July dates:
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
July 31 (last chance)


Weight Loss Goals:
10%, orange
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
90% red--FINISH STRONG!
100%WISH green

Weigh in Days--Maintainers:

June 1 (pm starting weight, maintain range, and goal for the month; 145, range 141-149, goal 4 weeks)
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
June 30 (last chance)

July dates:
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
July 31 (last chance)

Maintainer Goals
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
100%WISH green

Please see list of participants and results in post #3

Flossbolna 05-31-2013 04:20 AM

Welcome to Jolly June WISH Away the Pounds-- June 2013 Edition
Losers and Maintainers welcome!


Quick overview:
Weigh in days
July 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 165, goal 5 pounds)
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
July 31 (last chance)

PM Weight to Flossbolna
Coaches for July
July 1-11 donac
July 12-18 Eliza32
July 19-25 Zim
July 26-31 still available!!

Future Hosts:
August araes2102 (Amanda)
September-December SPACE FOR RENT

How the challenge works:
This is the new and improved challenge that replaces the BL challenges. Like the show has evolved, so have our challenges and this format takes the best of that long standing tradition and makes it even better! ::yes::

The goal of the new challenge is to meet your weight loss/maintain goals on a monthly basis. Results will be posted as percentages toward goal and your color will change as you approach your goal, similar to the exercise thread on the WISH boards. It is the hope that this new format will encourage some great discussions about weight loss, maintaining, diet, exercise and healthy living!

It is up to the hostess each month as to whether she wants to have coaches/Question of the day, mini-challenges, etc. It is her month, so she can choose to handle it how she wants.

Here is how the new challenge will work. It is going to be a monthly individual challenge. Each month is a new start. You are competing against yourself to meet your goals for the month. No one will know your actual weight (unless you share it) except the hostess for the month. NO GOAL IS TOO SMALL.

Let me repeat: NO GOAL IS TOO SMALL. A loss is a loss is a loss. Your color will change based on your % lost toward goal.

On June 1st you will pm Flossbolna (hostess for June ) your starting weight AND your goal for the month. On Friday June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28 and then finally on Sunday June 30 you can pm Flossbolna an updated weight. On Monday nights the thread will be updated with percentage toward goal.

Here is an example of what the stats will look like.

Updated June 10, 2013
Minnie Mouse 25.00 %
Daisy Duck 12.00 %
Goofy 0.00 %
Donald Duck 33.33 %
Mickey Mouse 40.00 %


Weight Loss Goals:
10%, orange
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
90% red--ALMOST THERE!
100%WISH green

In this case Goofy, put on a few pounds, but that will be reported as 0%. We are not going to call people out, but just report positive moves towards your goal!

Minnie Mouse had a starting weight of 110 with a goal of 4 pounds. At her weigh in she reported a weight of 109 with a percentage loss of 25%.

Your color will change based on your % loss. If you gain, your percentage will decrease, and your color will change, but no one will know your weight except the hostess. Only your % loss toward goal will be reported. Negative percentages will not be reported

Participants (other than the hostess) will not know your pound lost goal or actual weight unless you choose to share it with them.

Maintainers will set a goal for the month of number of weeks they would like to stay in maintain range (+/- 4 pounds).

They will weigh in on the first day of the month and then on each of the weekends. Their results will be reported as percentages along with their goal.

For example:
Pluto 1/4 25%.

Pluto has a goal of maintaining all four weeks. He put on 1 pound at the first weigh in, but is in his maintain range.

Maintainer Goals
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
100%WISH green

It really is pretty simple. Remember, no one will see your weight or pound loss goal except the hostess unless you choose to share it.

Percentage loss will be updated once a week. If you miss sending in your weight over the weekend, no big deal, just send an update the following weekend. Please understand that this is a volunteer job and the hostess will only be updating once a week.

Hopefully I have answered all of your questions.

Good luck! I look forward to seeing everyone meet their healthy living goals!

Flossbolna 05-31-2013 04:23 AM

Losers for July:

DoomBuggieDriver
ohMom 56%
donaldandpirates
jillbur 64%
BernardandMissBianca
bigsis1970 80%
PlutoBaby
Zim 95%
Eliza32 143 %
Greenfield1984 17%
Dis*Mom
aamomma 70%
Flossbolna
lisa0711 30%
MrsJessica 93%
sugarnspicex4 100%


Successes in June:

lisa0711 76%
aamomma 30%
DoomBuggieDriver 70%
runsandjumps 25%
jillbur
pjilla
Rose&Mike 21%
bigsis1970 63%
donaldandpirates
ohMom 50%
areas2102
TARAMEOW 70%
Freesia123
Eliza32 29%
BernardandMissBianca 64%
Raya
happysummer 25%
Bethislucy
50sjayne
PlutoBaby
Zim 115%
Flossbolna 103%

Maintainers for June:
myweegirls 75%

Flossbolna 05-31-2013 04:34 AM

Here ist is - our new thread!! I hope we will all have a successful June!

I will be your hostess this months - and for those of you who are new, I think I should introduce myself a little bit.

I am from Germany - so you may see me posting at what seems at odd times. :goodvibes

I have been following these challenges since January and found them very helpful to help me stay focussed. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager, managed to lose a lot while I was at college thanks to the help of three wonderful friends who just are naturally skinny. When I started working the weight kept slowly coming back - I am a stress eater and an emotional eater. I have managed to lose quite a bit a few times, I usually can get my act together when I start approaching a BMI that would put me into the "obese" category instead of just "overweight". But I have struggled to get back to the weight I had in college (and I was not nearly as skinny as my three friends then!). At the moment I am just a tad overweight - I need to lose three pounds to get down below the BMI of 25.

Over the recent months I have lost about 12 pounds (would be more if I had not been on vacation for three weeks in May) and I want to lose another 20. But I decided to give myself time to do that, I rather lose slowly than give up! So my goal for this months is only 3 pounds - which would mean that I am no longer overweight! :thumbsup2

jillbur 05-31-2013 08:40 AM

Hello! I'm here for June!

I've been around these challenges for awhile now, but for those that do not know, I am Jill, 36 years old, teacher, and mom to 2 boys (10 &7). This summer I am going to try to finally get to my goal weight. I just can't seem to shake these last 5-10 pounds. So, I'm ready to kick it for good. I'm hoping a week at the beach isn't going to ruin my eating. We are going with 4 families and apparently there is a food challenge involved, and not in a good way! The men are trying to see how many ice cream novelty treats we can eat in a week. I will prob buy some weight watchers or skinny cow ones for me and one of my friends. We have 17 people going, so it should get interesting! Last year, they did a donut challenge, so I'm much happier with the ice cream challenge :)

Well, there I go getting off topic as usual. I actually have to run and get ready for my high school History class. We are watching Pearl Harbor today since we just finished up WWII. I can't believe I only have one full day and one half day left. Where did the year go?

I'll see ya in June :)

Jill

pjlla 05-31-2013 09:07 AM

Reserving my space for June! I, as expected, had a gain last week (+1.8) from vacation food (darn those Mickey bars!) and will need to work to get back within my maintenance range before my next employee weigh-in! Plus I have a dress I bought months ago for DD's graduation and there is NO ROOM to hide a single extra pound! So I MUST be on track for losing for the next 3 weeks solid!............P

lisah0711 05-31-2013 09:58 AM

Reserving my spot and will be back later to start my coaching gig. :goodvibes

runsandjumps 05-31-2013 11:08 AM

Hi everyone! I wanted to put my name in here as well. Looking forward to learning more.

I guess I will check back in tomorrow.

Rose&Mike 05-31-2013 12:11 PM

Here again.:goodvibes I am not doing great with the weight stuff this year, but I am hanging in there. I have to think about my goal for this month. I am seriously considering just one pound, because with the way things have been going a month without a gain would be a victory!:yay:

bigsis1970 05-31-2013 12:42 PM

Hi Everyone, I'm in for June!! I am Michelle - busy mom of DS 16 and DD 19 and wife to the Hubs.. I am in for 4 lbs this month - and will be adding workouts/walking to my days to get the scale moving again.. I do Atkins (so Low Carb) but my the rest of my family does not.. makes it tough sometimes ..Since mid Feb 2013 I've lost about 25 lbs. I feel GREAT and best of all my blood sugar is under control!

donaldandpirates 05-31-2013 03:15 PM

Hi, everyone! I'm in! I did a BL challenge on here quite a while ago, and believe it or not, that was the last successful time I was able to lose some weight. Picking up myself... and starting over. :)

jillbur 05-31-2013 05:28 PM

Magdalene, I will gladly coach June 16-23 if you still need someone :) I tend to stay on track better the weeks I coach & I'll be home from vaycay just in time to start in the 16th. Let me know if you would like me to take that week.

Jill

lisah0711 05-31-2013 05:44 PM

Magdalene, thank you so much for hostessing our challenge this month! :flower3:

Quote:

Originally Posted by jillbur (Post 48550872)
I can't believe I only have one full day and one half day left. Where did the year go?

Isn't that the truth? :confused3 Thank you so much for volunteering to coach later this month! :thanks:

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjlla (Post 48551085)
Reserving my space for June! I, as expected, had a gain last week (+1.8) from vacation food (darn those Mickey bars!) and will need to work to get back within my maintenance range before my next employee weigh-in! Plus I have a dress I bought months ago for DD's graduation and there is NO ROOM to hide a single extra pound! So I MUST be on track for losing for the next 3 weeks solid!............P

Pamela, I know that you are already back on track and that vacation gain will be gone in a flash! :cool2:

Quote:

Originally Posted by runsandjumps (Post 48552181)
Hi everyone! I wanted to put my name in here as well. Looking forward to learning more.

I guess I will check back in tomorrow.

:welcome: Thanks for joining us! :thumbsup2

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rose&Mike (Post 48552801)
Here again.:goodvibes I am not doing great with the weight stuff this year, but I am hanging in there. I have to think about my goal for this month. I am seriously considering just one pound, because with the way things have been going a month without a gain would be a victory!:yay:

Glad you are hanging in there, Rose! :goodvibes

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigsis1970 (Post 48553152)
Hi Everyone, I'm in for June!! I am Michelle - busy mom of DS 16 and DD 19 and wife to the Hubs.. I am in for 4 lbs this month - and will be adding workouts/walking to my days to get the scale moving again.. I do Atkins (so Low Carb) but my the rest of my family does not.. makes it tough sometimes ..Since mid Feb 2013 I've lost about 25 lbs. I feel GREAT and best of all my blood sugar is under control!

Congratulations on your great loss so far, Michelle, and a big woo hoo :woohoo: on your blood sugar being under control! :yay:

Quote:

Originally Posted by donaldandpirates (Post 48554566)
Hi, everyone! I'm in! I did a BL challenge on here quite a while ago, and believe it or not, that was the last successful time I was able to lose some weight. Picking up myself... and starting over. :)

:welcome: Glad that you are joining us again and good luck! :goodvibes

lisah0711 05-31-2013 05:51 PM

Hello all! :wave2:

I'm Lisa and I will be your coach this week. I am veteran of many of the WISH challenges over the past few years. Each and every year I end the year weighing less than what I did at the start of the year so although my weight loss seems to move at a glacial pace at times I continue to make progress. :teeth:

I am in the Pacific Time Zone so many times I will post the QOTD a bit early so you east coast folks, and beyond :sail:, have something to chat about in the morning.

QOTD Saturday, June 1, 2013: Please introduce yourself if you haven't already and share your goal for the challenge. How does your goal for June fit into your overall goals for the rest of the year?

I will be back tomorrow morning to answer the QOTD.

Please be sure and PM your starting weight to our lovely hostess and your goal for this challenge.

DoomBuggieDriver 05-31-2013 11:25 PM

I want to be a loser
 
Hi Everyone,
Since it's almost midnight, it's almost June 1st so I PM Floss to get in on this challenge. I figure it may help to be public about it too, so here goes:

144lbs/5lbs

At first glance not too ambitious, but I've been stalled for a while and 5lbs would be a very big deal getting into a lower decade on the scale. We'll see.
Best of luck to all!


Buggie (ahahha- I first typed that in as Buttie-which is actually a more accurate description of me :rotfl2:


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