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Old 04-01-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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~WISH Away The Pounds~ AMAZING APRIL 2014 Challenge! *All Welcome!*

Welcome to our Amazing April WISH challenge!!

While February might have been Frustrating and March might have been Maddening, it is CERTAIN that April will be Amazing!!

If you are new to our challenges, read all of the ins and outs in post #2 and then feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Our philosophy here is small, achievable goals, one day at a time! We are here to HELP each other, not compete with each other.

Results will be posted each week as percentage of weight lost towards your monthly personal goal. Actual weights are not needed.

Thanks again to Rose&Mike for this great format idea!

Weigh-In Dates for April: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25. You can weigh-in on your "usual" day, but please submit for each week on the Friday.


Weight Loss Goals:
1-9% bright blue
10% orange
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
90% red--FINISH STRONG!
100% WISH green



Maintainer Goals:
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
100%WISH green
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Wow. Am I really #1 to post?

I'm in again for April and actually at the beginning of the month no less. Less than 6 weeks till my vacation! I gotta get choppin
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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How the challenges work:
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!

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!

Here's 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.

If you want to take part, on April 1st or 2nd, you will PM PJLLA (Pamela) (hostess for April) your starting weight AND your goal for the month. Then every Friday for April you will PM PJLLA your updated weight and percentage toward goal.

Each week the thread will be updated with your percentage toward goal.

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

Updated March 28, 2014:

Minnie Mouse 25.00 %
Daisy Duck 12.00 %
Goofy 0.00%
Donald Duck 33.33 %
Mickey Mouse 50.00 %


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.

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.

Any questions so far??????
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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Participants List:

beno44

DisFam95

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jenne

lloydy

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Marsone1

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OhMom

pjlla

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #5
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We will have coaches for this challenge. Coaches post the Question of the Day (QOTD), do replies, and generally keep our conversation moving. Coaching is a lot of fun and coaches often enjoy what we call "the coaching effect" and have a great loss the weeks that they coach. It is a lot of fun!


Coaching Schedule for April:
4/1 - 4/4 : pjlla
4/5 - 4/11: lloydy
4/12 - 4/18: OhMom
4/19 - 4/25: willonlyflytodisney
4/26 - 5/2: SPOT AVAILABLE!

These challenges don't run themselves -- it takes a lot of effort from everyone especially our hostesses. One of the reasons we switched to the monthly format was to avoid hostess burnout. We need hostesses for future challenges. Any volunteers?

Future Hosts/Hostesses:

May 2014 willonlyflytodisney (Stacey)
June 2014 Flossbolna (Magdalene)
July 2014 araes2102 (Amanda)
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014 Lisah0711 (Lisa)
November 2014
December 2014
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:05 PM   #6
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Okay ladies (and gents if we have any!).... we are off and running for April!

Here is your QOTD for Tuesday April 1, 2014:

As usual, if you are new, feel FREE to introduce yourself!! But if you feel like we all know you already, then tell us something UNUSUAL that we might not know about you!!
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Cleaning out my PM box now to make room! And I'm sure you noticed that we have plenty of spaces open for coaching this month!.................P
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #8
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I'm in! So excited to be here! I'd also love to coach 4/19-4/25 as that is my last week doing p90 so I will be super motivated!!

Sending you a PM now!

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Here is your QOTD for Tuesday April 1, 2014:

As usual, if you are new, feel FREE to introduce yourself!! But if you feel like we all know you already, then tell us something UNUSUAL that we might not know about you!!
I'm Stacey! I'm 23 and living in NYC (though hoping to move to Boston in the next couple of months)!

Something you might not know about me is that I'm a goal-oriented thrill seeker. What that means is my motivation for doing difficult or amazing things is to finish a goal. On a small scale, that means I like workouts with that have a goal in mind, like do 90 days, or run a race. On a large scale, I took an 80 day road trip across the USA because finishing meant having visited all 50 states.

So, on a small scale, my next big goals are to finish p90, and then p90x3, and then start racing again so my goals can be more mileage centered! On a large scale, I have a dream of visiting every country in Europe one day. I'm saving up to spend a summer in Western Europe when I finish my second bachelor's. Depending on my situation, it could be as small as a one week vacation to Ireland, or a three month vacation backpacking around Western Europe. Or you know, I'll save that money to spend on grad school like a smart person.

Oh, and something else you might not know about me - I have a terrible fear of flying. So... that might put a hard stop in this trip if I can't get on the plane!!!

Anyway - excited to kick April's butt, and show up at Easter Sunday dinner to stare down those chocolate bunnies.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:11 PM   #9
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Okay ladies (and gents if we have any!).... we are off and running for April!

Here is your QOTD for Tuesday April 1, 2014:

As usual, if you are new, feel FREE to introduce yourself!! But if you feel like we all know you already, then tell us something UNUSUAL that we might not know about you!!
Something unusual...maybe not unusual but I have lived on both coasts (California, Maryland, Pennsylvania) and in two flyover states--Illinois and Kentucky.

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Hoping to be more present in April, but realistically, my stressed out a.d.d. brain and the fact that I am hosting the exercise thread will probably mean sporadic posting again. We are very close to giving up our goal of relocating (we gave ourselves to the middle of May) so some of the stress will be eventually decreasing, but if we are here that means we are buying or building a house sometime this summer. Having said all that, while I lost nothing in March, I am still down for the year and I will take that victory at this point. Going to set a low goal this month (2 or 3 pounds) and consider it a victory if I finish the month down at all.

Thanks for hosting Pamela!
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:25 PM   #11
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Hi Im Maria. I am new to this challenge. Im married with two kids. My goal is to loose 30 pounds in 6 months, a year or how ever long it takes. Im not really doing much exercises except go walking for 25 minutes during my lunch hour. It is really hard to motivate my self to exercise. Im hoping this challenge will force me to commit and stay motivated. My weight has been the same for the past 4 months even though i have been exercising more and eating less rice and more veggies.
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Jumping in.....

Hi! I am Jenne and I am new to this. I recently returned from another Spring Break Trip to Disney - one that I swore I would lose weight for, and I think I was about 8 lbs heavier then when I went the year before. I have been saying this to myself every year for as long as I can remember. My BABY just turned four yesterday - can't really call him my baby anymore. I am carrying around 2 pregnancies worth of baby weight, and the 40 lbs I packed on when I quit smoking. Enough is enough. I have been with WW since last summer, but I finally turned a corner with my horrible eating habits, so success is coming slowly. I attend meetings on Saturdays, so I will post my results then.

My April goal - by the check in on the 26th - I hope to be 8 lbs down. I am going to focus on proper eating to start and bring in the fitness slowly later on.

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I'm in! I've done this before and am usually lurking! So I feel I know everyone pretty well, but nobody has any idea who I am.

QOTD1: I've been married to DH for 26.5 years. On our 25th we went to DLR alone; it was lovely without kids. DS1 is a sophomore in college and DS2 is a junior in high school. He keeps us very busy. I am a substitute assistant in the school district and mostly work in a special education kindergarten room. They are so stinking cute!

QOTD2: I measured my dinner tonight. Love my food scale from Costco!

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Hi Im Maria. I am new to this challenge. Im married with two kids. My goal is to loose 30 pounds in 6 months, a year or how ever long it takes. Im not really doing much exercises except go walking for 25 minutes during my lunch hour. It is really hard to motivate my self to exercise. Im hoping this challenge will force me to commit and stay motivated. My weight has been the same for the past 4 months even though i have been exercising more and eating less rice and more veggies.
Hi Maria
I know exactly what you mean! I am lucky if I lose. Isn't it true that it seems to go on so easy and comes off SO SLOWLY!
I get my daily walk in just like you. I have nearly 4 months before vacation and hope to lose 14 - 16 pounds. As we should now be getting towards summer here in the UK I hope I can get out more and speed up the weight loss - but in the meantime maybe 16lb is realistic.
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Happy Thursday!

Here is your QOTD for Thursday, April 3, 2014:

How do you track/journal your food? Do you keep an old-fashioned paper journal or a list? Do you do it online or maybe on an iPhone app?? If you DON'T track/journal your food, do you think you should?

I"ll BBL to chat!..............P
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