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Old 04-29-2013, 04:10 AM   #1
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WISH Away The Pounds ~ Marvelous May ~ All are WELCOME!

Marvelous May here we come!


Welcome to WISH Away the Pounds--Marvelous May 2013 edition!



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 was a great success in January!




Weigh in Days--Weight Loss

PM Weight to donac

May 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 145, goal 5 pounds)
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 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:

May 1 (pm starting weight, maintain range, and goal for the month; 145, range 141-149, goal 4 weeks)
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31 (last chance)




Maintainer Goals

25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
100%WISH green
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:16 AM   #2
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Welcome to Marvelous MAy WISH Away the Pounds-- May 2013 Edition

Losers and Maintainers welcome!



Quick overview:

Weigh in days
PM Weight to donac

May 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 145, goal 5 pounds)
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31 (last chance)


Pm weights to donac


Coaches for May

May 1 - 9 Lisa0711 and bigsis1970 (Michelle)
May 10 - 16
May 17 - 24
May 24 - 31 Dona




Future Hosts:

May donac (Dona)
June Flossbolna (Magdalene)
July SPACE FOR RENT
August araes2102 (Amanda)





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!

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.

Heres 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 May 1st you will pm donac (hostess for May ) your starting weight AND your goal for the month. On Friday May 10, May 17, May 24 and May 31 you can pm donac 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 January 7, 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!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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Losers for May

50sjayne
aamomma
araes2102
Aw Phooey
BernardandMissBianca
bigis1970
camnhan
canadakath
DisFam95
dizzyr
donac
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Eliza32
freesia
iheartjuppy
Imhall2000
Lindaland
lisa0711
LittleMissMickey
Melissahac99
njcarita
ohMom
penguin1102
pix13dust
Plutobaby
Rose&Mike
Sunnyday3
The Mystery Machine


Maintainers
jillbur
[COLOR="rgb(72, 209, 204)"]myweegirls[/COLOR]
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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I'm in!!!! I'll grab a moving buddy and be here bright and early on May 1st! THanks for hosting Dona!!.......P
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #5
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I'm in. Can't wait until May 1st. Hopefully it will be a successful month. Thanks for leading us this month Dona!
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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Yippee, I'm in again, and I'm happy to take coaching reponsibility for 17th - 24th if no-one else desperately wants those dates?????
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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I'm in! Back as a maintainer after a really good April that was nonetheless fraught with stress about my goal weight. A silly three pounds! I've let go of the mental hangup on keeping a goal that worked for me ten years and two kids ago and, after a great conversation with a WW leader, moved my goal up three pounds today. I mean, if I'm still tracking, still on program, and running *half marathons,* I must be doing something right, right? So I'm a maintainer in May at my new goal weight. Still talking myself down from feeling like that's a cop-out, even though my rational self knows this was the right call.

That was a very long way of saying I'm totally in for May!

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #8
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I'm in and need a swift kick in the butt to get moving in the right direction.

Lots of changes going on here, some good, some not bad but rough. DH might be getting a new job! It's good and the money might be amazing, and it's in CT but it's on the other side of the state. We are trying to decide if we should move. I won't sell this house but we are looking at splitting the driving distance so we would each have a 45 minute commute, that way the kids can stay at their schools.
We've also started a full blown renovation of the this house. Great timing huh?!?

And I've decided to do the Glass Slipper Challenge for the Princess 1/2. A 10K and the 1/2. DH is all on board with it. Me? I'm a nervous wreck. But I think I can do it, I feel more confident in it, than doing a 1/2 and a full.

Anyway, enough rambling.
I need to be held accountable. I need to start losing weight again, because running at this weight, sucks!
Oh and we have a race in 3 weeks. All uphill.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #9
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I'm back in....we leave for Disney on may 1 so I may have to weigh in tomorrow
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:40 AM   #10
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yeah i am in............. last month actually surpassed my goal........ so i think will make a moderate one for this month............... slow and steady and all that...right???
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:50 AM   #11
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I'm in! April was horrible!!! It was the only month in a year that I gained weight . Back on track!
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I'm in! Back as a maintainer after a really good April that was nonetheless fraught with stress about my goal weight. A silly three pounds! I've let go of the mental hangup on keeping a goal that worked for me ten years and two kids ago and, after a great conversation with a WW leader, moved my goal up three pounds today. I mean, if I'm still tracking, still on program, and running *half marathons,* I must be doing something right, right? So I'm a maintainer in May at my new goal weight. Still talking myself down from feeling like that's a cop-out, even though my rational self knows this was the right call.

That was a very long way of saying I'm totally in for May!

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I think it's hard to know at first what will really work for a goal long term, so I don't think it's a cop out at all.

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I'm back in....we leave for Disney on may 1 so I may have to weigh in tomorrow
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I'm in! April was horrible!!! It was the only month in a year that I gained weight . Back on track!
I had a not so great April too (as far as weight). Here's hoping to a more successful May.

Thanks for hosting Dona!

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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A big WATP thank you to our lovely hostess, donac!

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I'm in!!!! I'll grab a moving buddy and be here bright and early on May 1st! THanks for hosting Dona!!.......P
Thanks for the reminder about the moving buddy!

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I'm in. Can't wait until May 1st. Hopefully it will be a successful month. Thanks for leading us this month Dona!


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Yippee, I'm in again, and I'm happy to take coaching reponsibility for 17th - 24th if no-one else desperately wants those dates?????
And thank you for volunteering to coach!

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I'm in! Back as a maintainer after a really good April that was nonetheless fraught with stress about my goal weight. A silly three pounds! I've let go of the mental hangup on keeping a goal that worked for me ten years and two kids ago and, after a great conversation with a WW leader, moved my goal up three pounds today. I mean, if I'm still tracking, still on program, and running *half marathons,* I must be doing something right, right? So I'm a maintainer in May at my new goal weight. Still talking myself down from feeling like that's a cop-out, even though my rational self knows this was the right call.

That was a very long way of saying I'm totally in for May!

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Congratulations on your half marathon this week-end! And well done for your new goal and kudos for accepting of where you are and who you are now rather than comparing yourself to your old self, a true sign of a wise woman.

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I'm in and need a swift kick in the butt to get moving in the right direction.

Lots of changes going on here, some good, some not bad but rough. DH might be getting a new job! It's good and the money might be amazing, and it's in CT but it's on the other side of the state. We are trying to decide if we should move. I won't sell this house but we are looking at splitting the driving distance so we would each have a 45 minute commute, that way the kids can stay at their schools.
We've also started a full blown renovation of the this house. Great timing huh?!?

And I've decided to do the Glass Slipper Challenge for the Princess 1/2. A 10K and the 1/2. DH is all on board with it. Me? I'm a nervous wreck. But I think I can do it, I feel more confident in it, than doing a 1/2 and a full.

Anyway, enough rambling.
I need to be held accountable. I need to start losing weight again, because running at this weight, sucks!
Oh and we have a race in 3 weeks. All uphill.
That is a lot going on at your house, Buffy. You can totally do the Glass Slipper Challenge.

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I'm back in....we leave for Disney on may 1 so I may have to weigh in tomorrow
Jen! Safe travels and have a great time at WDW!

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yeah i am in............. last month actually surpassed my goal........ so i think will make a moderate one for this month............... slow and steady and all that...right???
Congratulations on surpassing your goal and good luck in May!

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I'm in! April was horrible!!! It was the only month in a year that I gained weight . Back on track!
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I think it's hard to know at first what will really work for a goal long term, so I don't think it's a cop out at all.
It just goes to show that we are all works in progress . . . even when we are maintainers.

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Please follow the instructions in the first post tomorrow to PM your weigh in info to donac.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:35 AM   #15
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Good morning all!

I'm Lisa and I'm going to be your coach for the next few days.

One of the nice things about our new challenge is that it is a fresh start. I think the April showers were a bit too much for us toward the end there so I'm going to go ahead and post a warm up question since we are all raring to go to get started.

Raise your hand if you want to go to the Happiest Place on Earth as we start our Marvelous May WATP Challenge!

Yep, we're on our way to healthy living!

Oh . . . um . . . did you think I was going to say we're going to Disney? Okay, let's see if we can manage to do both.

But before we get started we had better introduce ourselves to our fellow travelers.

Did anyone else ever go on the America the Beautiful attraction at Disneyland? It was a circle-vision movie, similar to the Reflections of China movie at Epcot. Although the attraction never moved, many people thought it did because of the way it was filmed, so the host always asked you to introduce yourself to the people standing around you, in case you needed to grab onto them.

Well, during this challenge we will all be counting of the support of our fellow challengers.

Intro QOTD (Question of the Day) 4/30/13: Please introduce yourself, if you haven't already.

I am Lisa and I will be your coach starting Friday. I've been doing the BL challenges since 2009. I'm 52, married and have a sometimes cranky teen son. I will be reaching my goal weight by the end of the year. It's taken me longer than I thought it would to get there but each and every challenge, year after year, I end up weighing less than I started. Thanks to several WISHers who inspired me I started running when I was 49. In a few weeks I will be running my fifth half marathon. I've made lifelong friends and been to WISH meets at both Disneyland and DisneyWorld. I've done things that I never dreamed possible because of these challenges and WISH who gave me the courage to start.

A big, WATP thank you to our hostess, Dona!

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and to a great challenge!
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