WISH Away The Pounds - Awesome August Challenge - Everyone Welcome

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  1. Eliza32

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    Welcome to WISH Away the Pounds—Awesome August

    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! And thank you to all the previous hosts who have kept the challenge going since then.

    Weigh in Days--Weight Loss

    PM Weight to Eliza32
    August 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 165, goal 5 pounds)
    August 9 (Fri)
    August 16 (Fri)
    August 23 (Fri)
    August 31st (Sat)



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

    Weigh in Days--Maintainers:

    PM Weight to Eliza32
    August 1 (pm starting weight, maintain range, and goal for the month; 145, range 141-149, goal 4 weeks)
    August 9 (Fri)
    August 16 (Fri)
    August 23 (Fri)
    August 31st (Sat)



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

    Please see list of participants and results in post #3
     
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  3. Eliza32

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    Welcome to Awesome August WISH Away the Pounds

    Losers and Maintainers welcome!


    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.

    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 Eliza32 (hostess for August ) your starting weight AND your goal for the month. On the dates indicated you can pm Eliza32 an updated weight. On Monday nights (UK time) the thread will be updated with percentage toward goal.

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

    Updated August 9, 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!
     
  4. Eliza32

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    WISH Away the Pounds - Awesome August Challenge Participants

    Losers

    aamomma
    akhaloha
    BernardandMissBianca
    Desiree (MFP skinnygeekwithin) :cool1: :cool1:
    dgr1973
    eisforpants
    Eliza32
    Flossbolna

    IfIHadWings
    JennStars9
    jillbur
    Lindaland (MFP lindaland1)
    lisah0711
    mckelvey72
    melcrot
    Momofdjc
    MomofIndigo
    MrsJessica
    OhMom (MFP monarchmomx2)
    pat fan
    pjlla
    SettinSail
    Soben
    sugarnspicex4 :cool1:
    Sultana
    tanyabanana (MFP Taro1971)
    Tinkerboy00
    Zim



    Maintainers
     
  5. eisforpants

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    I think I will try this. I need to lose major weight and this might help. 😃
     
  6. Eliza32

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    Welcome eisforpants........interesting user name!!
    I have added you to the list in post #3
     
  7. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Helen, thank you so much for hostessing August!! The new thread looks fabulous and I can't wait to start over!

    Will email you the spreadsheet at the end of the month!
     
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    Have added you to post #3 Flossbolna :)
     
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    A big welcome to aamomma too, you've been added to post #3
     
  10. dgr1973

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    Me too, me too!! I'm in major need of extra motivaton!!:thumbsup2
     
  11. Eliza32

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    Welcome to Awesome August dgr1973. I've added you to post #3. Have a good read of posts 1 & 2 and if you have any questions, just pm me.
     
  12. dgr1973

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    Thanks for adding me! I will give it all a good once over and let you know if I have any questions!
     
  13. mcraft17

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    I have lost before but fallen off the bandwagon, and need to get going again. Can I join? :goodvibes
     
  14. sugarnspicex4

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    Please add me to the August list of "losers." I like the accountability aspect of reporting to this board, it seems to be helping me (though I just started the last week of July). Thanks!!
     
  15. jillbur

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    Whoop! I'll be here for August as a loser! Thanks :)
     
  16. Zim

    Zim Meow meow

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    Definitely add me to the August list! Really thrilled with the results from the accountability the last two challenges...
     
  17. Desiree

    Desiree <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

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    I'm down again for this challenge. Even though I'm exercising the weight isn't falling off as much as I'd like.
     
  18. akhaloha

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    Hi! I would love to join the challenge! :)
     
  19. mckelvey72

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    Count me in too please...now i just need to remember to send you my information on 8/1 and thereafter HAHA!!!

    I am starting Shaun T T25 on August 5th so keeping accountability here will help too.
     
  20. Eliza32

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    Welcome to:

    mcraft17
    sugarnspicex4
    jillbur
    Zim
    Desiree
    Akhaloha
    Mckelvey72


    You've all been added to post #3, good luck for Awesome August.
     
  21. JennStars9

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    Please add me too. I need to stick with this and lose some more weight.
     

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