Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 -- tell us what you think!

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by lisah0711, May 4, 2010.

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Between the BLs Summer Challenge -- what do you want?

  1. BL challenge, one thread, maintainers and losers teams

  2. BL challenge, separate threads for maintainers, losers, multiple teams if needed

  3. BL challenge, multiple teams and threads merging into one as challenge goes on

  4. No, thanks, I met my goal or am doing something else

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  1. lisah0711

    lisah0711 ♥ her Disney office

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    Our Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge will be ending on May 21st. There are more than two more weeks left of our challenge and lots of time to make a difference!

    The Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 will be a 13 week challenge starting 5/28/10 and ending 8/27/10. The dates may be adjusted when we find out when Biggest Loser 10 starts on NBC in the fall.

    I am the hostess/organizer for the Summer Challenge. LuvBaloo is returning as our weightkeeper. :goodvibes The COW component is still in the works.

    The format will be the same a other BL challenges, i.e. weekly coaches, weigh-ins, and some form of the COW (challenge of the week). We will continue with our maintainers component of this BL which is a separate challenge for those of you who are in maintenance mode. Maintainers will be on a separate team and scored differently by keeping within a percentage or pounds within goal.

    If you haven't participated before, here is some information about our current challenge http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34666127&postcount=1 The summer challenge will be similar. You can also read our thread. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35957321&postcount=1 or check out the thread from last summer's chalenge http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31832579&postcount=1

    We need your input for this challenge. Do you like teams and separate threads? Or teams and one big thread? Or teams and separate threads merging into one thread as time goes on? If we have teams we will need a leader for the extra thread and additional coaches.

    Let us know what you liked and didn't like about the spring challenge (or previous challenges) and what you would like to see in the summer challenge. We're a democratic group and your input is important to us. It is everyone's challenge and we want it to be what works best for you.

    And if you would like to participate as a weekly coach, please let me know, too.

    Here is a preview of our clippie for the summer challenge
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    We are recycling last years clippie and the date will be changed. A big thank you to corinnak for designing our clippie for us!
    Please don't use the clippie until the date is updated!

    Thanks for your help!
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  3. lisah0711

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    I like one big thread with teams of losers and maintainers. If we have a bigger group we can have multiple teams. The big thread is cumbersome at first but gets more manageable fairly quickly. I think that you miss a lot of good advice and info when we get split up.

    But that's just what I think, we really want to know what you think! :goodvibes
     
  4. flipflopmom

    flipflopmom DIS Veteran

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    I totally agree. I like one big thread, it's been a great group this Spring. I have gotten sooo much inspiration! I cannot think of one thing I did not like about this challenge! :cloud9: If you think I am qualified, I would coach a week if you need me to!

    Thanks again. Spring challenge has been fabulous! :hug:
     
  5. tigger813

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    Ditto! I'd hate to miss some "Words of Wisdom" and great advice if we were separate!

    I'll PM you as I would love to coach again! It's very motivating to me!
     
  6. lisah0711

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    Of course, you are qualified to coach! I will send you a PM tomorrow when I have the schedule where I also have working internet service :rotfl: -- schedule is at home and there is no phone or internet there probably until the end of the week!

    Thanks for offering to coach. Sent you a PM and will give you some dates tomorrow. :goodvibes
     
  7. Octoberbride03

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    I really like being part of BL. Haven't really done much posting, but I'd love to coach a week however it breaks down. Will definitely be in the challenge. :thumbsup2
     
  8. LuvBaloo

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    I voted for one team. This spring challenge was quite overwhelming at first when we had over 130 participants. I doubt that we'll have that high a turnout for the summer challenge, so I think one thread will work great again.


    Thank You Lisa for keeping us all organized!!!:goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  9. jbm02

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    This is the first one I've done and I really like the format!!:goodvibes
     
  10. jenanderson

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    Lisa - I will say over and over again....THANK YOU! I cannot believe the time commitment you give to this and it is amazing how much you give of yourself to be sure we all have the opportunity to be as successful as possible.

    Please put me down to help out any week you need it. I can coach whenever. If I go to the cabin, I will find a way to run into town and use the Internet service. I think it is important that I give back however helps you the most because I would not be where I am at without this challenge.

    Also, I see that you are running it and you have a weight keeper again. I see we are trying to figure out what to do about the COW and if you need my help there, I could do that instead of coaching (or still coach if you need that as well).

    Just let me know how I can help out. There is no way I would be sitting in size 8 jeans right now without the challenge. There is no way I would be looking in the mirror and liking what I saw. You guys have been the best so just let me know where you need the help!

    Jen
     
  11. lisah0711

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    Thanks! Sent you a PM. Sorry for the delay. No internet at home -- probably for the week-end.

    And THANK YOU for being our weightkeeper! We couldn't do it without you! :flower3:

    I'm glad that you like it. This format seems to work well for all of us.

    Awww! Thanks! :goodvibes It's my pleasure to be a part of this great group. Sent you a PM.
     
  12. happysmyly

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    I voted for the 1 group too... I have really enjoyed reading from those of us all over the board in terms of where we are in our weight loss journey--such inspirational people here--and I would really miss them if we were split up.... so I voted to keep us all together. :)
     
  13. lisah0711

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    Even though voting is open through Friday on our poll I think we can safely say it will be one thread for the challenge this summer. It will be fun! :flower3:

    Still no internet at home so please forgive me for late replies to any questions or comments. :sad2:
     
  14. corinnak

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    So I am late chiming in, but I am for a single thread so long as it doesn't get too big. I am not sure what the split point is - I'm thinking maybe if it's over 100 people, it might be wise to consider a split for the first half. I was overwhelmed at the start of the Spring Challenge, for sure, and felt buried the week I was coaching. I am thinking the Spring Challenge will likely be the biggest one of the year - New Years Resolutioners and all. It would be interesting to compare numbers from previous years.

    Thanks again to Shannon for keeping the weights, Jen for taking on the COW and Lisa for general awesomeness!

    I will happily stay on as archiver of QOTD, if you'll have me!
     

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