Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge--for Losers and Maintainers

Rose&Mike

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Welcome to the Biggest Loser 11 Spring 2011 Team Challenge for Losers and Maintainers!
Team Mickey and Team Donald
Dates: January 1, 2011—May 20, 2011
(ending date subject to change based on participant consensus or the Biggest Loser schedule)

To join the challenge please post on this thread. You will then be assigned to a team.


I’d like to start by welcoming everyone who is new to the BL challenge and to say thank you to the folks who are helping to organize this challenge! Thank also to Lisah0711 for running several previous challenges and for helping me to get this one off the ground!:goodvibes

Please read this post for important information on the challenge and instructions on how to join. Because so many people are motivated to get healthy in the New Year, we are going to go with a team challenge. Each team will have Losers and Maintainers. Dona (donac) and I (Rose&Mike) will be hosting the team challenges. Please keep reading for more details.

A participant list will be posted on this thread and on the team threads and updated periodically.

The coaching schedule and links to Healthy Habits, “Whittle Inches Now” (WIN), and weigh-in and goal results will also be posted on the first page of this thread.
Please note: Question of the Day (QOTD) archives will be maintained on each team thread.

We are so happy to have you join us on the BL 11 Spring Team Challenge!
It’s a New Year, the perfect time to jump start a new, healthy routine! You have picked a wonderful place to get started on your healthy living journey! This is a very supportive and active group. You will laugh, you will cry and hopefully through it all you will lose—all on the way to a healthier you!

It is NEVER too late to join the WISH Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge.
To join the challenge, post on the thread or PM me (Rose&Mike). Please indicate in your post whether you will be a Loser or a Maintainer. We will then assign you to a Team.

We will have two teams this Spring—Team Mickey and Team Donald.
Participants will be assigned to teams on an alternating basis. Our goal is to have some Team Challenges—more to come at a later date!!

The purpose of Teams is to make it easier for participants to get the support they need. As the challenge goes on, a decision will be made as to if and when the threads will merge. When the threads merge we will post on this thread. Until then, this thread is for participant information and results posting.

We would like to strongly encourage everyone to post on either/both team threads. Posting regularly is a great way to make new friends and get the support that you need to reach your goals!!!

Now the details:

1. Join the challenge—post on this thread or send me a pm. You will then be assigned to a team.
2. Jump in and introduce yourself on your team thread. Each team will have a hostess—Team Mickey (Rose&Mike), Team Donald (donac) and a coach for the week. The coach will keep things going with comments and a Question of the Day (QOTD).
3. On January 1, PM your initial weight to tigger813 (Tracey). While you are welcome to post your weight in the thread, you still need to send Tracey a PM or your weight will NOT be recorded.
4. If you would like to have a goal tracked for the season, please send that to Tracey as well. You can change goals as needed. Goals are tracked as pounds lost and reported as a percentage. Tracey will use your weekly weigh in to calculate how close you are to goal. Example: Tracey—my goal for this challenge is to lose xx pounds.
5. Maintainers—A maintainer is someone whose weight is within +/- 2 pounds of their original weight. Maintainers should also PM Tracey each week. Maintainers are welcome to adjust their maintain weight as needed and are always welcome to move to the Loser team on their team challenge.
6. Please Note: Weigh-ins are on Fridays. The first weigh-in will be January 7, 2011. Each week our Biggest Losers and our Maintainers are recognized. Results are usually posted on Tuesday or Wednesday. Results will be posted in the main thread with links on the team threads. Final results are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 22, 2010.


As usual, you do not have to watch the TV show to be a part of our challenge. No one is ever voted off our challenge.

After three weeks of not reporting your weight to the weight keeper you are removed from the challenge but if you decide to rejoin you are welcomed with open arms.
The purpose of the WISH Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge is to help you on your weight loss journey and keep us all on track this Spring. The challenge forces you to be accountable. Each week you will report your weight to the weight keeper (tigger813). She is the only person that will know your weight. Your weight will never be published for anyone to see, unless you choose to post it on your team thread.

We do not strictly follow the dates for the BL show, because our participants like as little gap between challenges as possible. We celebrate those small victories and offer advice to help each other meet the weight loss challenges we face. We get to know each other. We laugh together and we cry together. If you do the work, WISH Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge can be your weight loss support system.

You will get out of this challenge what you put into it. If you get serious and use this program it CAN and WILL help you lose weight. As you make choices during the day consider what your fellow losers would do. They would say no to the doughnut at the office but they would find time to get some exercise even if they are tired after a long day. Losing weight is not a 'quick fix'. It takes time, commitment, and lots of hard work. We are all here to help you!

*Clippies: Each team will have a clippie. They can be found on the team thread. After you have been assigned a team, please feel free to use your team clippie!

Let's review the components of our WISH Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge.
The weight report
* Your weight report is due each Friday.
* You PM your report to tigger813 (Tracey).
* Report your weight in pounds, i.e. xxx or xxx.x.
* Carefully review your weight before you send your message to Tracey. PLEASE make sure the weight is typed correctly. Is that 166 or 156? Are you at 174 or 177? Misspelling is forgivable, typos happen, let's just make sure they don't happen with those numbers in your weight.
* Weight reports are required to remain in the challenge. After three weeks of no reports you are dropped from the challenge. After being dropped from the challenge you may return by reporting your current weight. We will welcome you back any time you want to rejoin if your drop out for a few weeks.
* You can chatter on our thread even if you don't do the weigh ins.


Again this challenge we will have Healthy Habits and Whittle Inches Now.

Healthy Habits (formerly known as challenge of the week)
* CClovesdis will be our Healthy Habits coach. Weekly challenges will encourage us to develop healthy habits for our bodies and souls. Thank you, CC for being our Healthy Habits coach!
* CC will post the challenge of the week on our BL thread.
* Not every week will involve a challenge.
* Participation in the weekly challenge is optional. You can pick and choose what part of the challenge that you want to do.
* Each challenge will clearly state a beginning date, ending date
* Each challenge will include tasks to perform and point values awarded for accomplishing the tasks.
* It is helpful to print the challenge tasks to refer to throughout the week or use the handy link on the first page of the thread


Whittle Inches Now! (WIN!)
* Connie96 will be our Whittle Inches Now coach (WIN). This is our newest component of the WISH Biggest Loser Challenge and another way to measure your success -- by tracking inches lost! Thank you, Connie96, for being our WIN keeper!
* There will be several measurements used in this challenge—more details to follow.
* Every four weeks you will take your measurements and PM them to Connie96.
* Your measurements are never posted for anyone to see


In Summary:
WISH Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge 2011
* Two team threads which may be merged at a later date.
* Teams assigned on an alternating basis.
* Participation on the thread is optional.
* Each week a new 'coach' will serve as hostess on our Challenge. Their duties include posting questions of the day, acknowledging posters, posting mini-challenges and offering encouragement. Some coaches may serve for a second week later in the challenge. If you are interested in serving as a coach please PM Rose&Mike or dona. We strive to have a different coach each week so that means lots of volunteers!


So that's the scoop losers and maintainers. We’d love to have you join our challenge! If you have any questions PM me or donac or lisah0711.

:goodvibes
 

Rose&Mike

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
We are proud to present our Losers and Maintainers!!!


Team Mickey --hosted by Rose&Mike
Losers:
mommyof2Pirates (Lindsay) QOTD ARCHIVE
DavidandDenise (Denise)
keenercam (Cam)
mizzoutiger76 (Nicole)
Cupcaker(Jeanette)
Applemomma
tggrrstarr(Kelli)
Mrs D(Dawn)
liesel (Lisa)
bgirldeb (Debbie)
Yogamama (Mary)
my3princes (Deb)
pintamino
cclovesdisney (CC)
lisam427
tea pot
kathmzh
aamomma
LoveTheMouse12302
dis75ney (Stacy)
ScubaD (Dave)
ReAnSt (Becky)
yanni2 (Michelle)
KristiMc (Kristi)
phred84044
erock
PRINCESS VIJA (Vija)
pricesslvr
janmadre (Jan)
Jordans Mommie (Michele)
RayaniFoxmur
maslex
TheMysteryMachine
snow_white's_mom
BELLE1109
girlrea
disneymom2one (MB)
Jaelynnandmom
lovedvc (Vicki)
Williamandmom (Jenny)
dis-happy
pigletz
pospisil
kinntj
mmwalker
Molly Meow
RT's Mom
KSH
WDWangela
tmfranlk (Tia)
bethbuchall (Beth)
jenjolt
Disney Yooper (Vicki)
mstinson14
Sgcruiser
mommyceratops
Alex&Evan'sMom
HappyMatt
Good Morning Dewdrop
jamesnnick
brownii57
kitchensinkguy
tinkerbell of winter
Merryweather27
welovelilo05
momoftwins+1
newmouse2008
Mary Jo
Princess Nancy
Mysteria
Disneywedding2010
DaiseyJaneDisney (Kris)
muppetmom
Holly324
pjstevens
Jeslynb
disney mommy
swissfamilyrobinson (Tammy)
Sugarglider
Mrs.Malone
smile4stamps
ang
flipflopmom (Taryn)
tigger813(Tracey) WEIGHTKEEPER
PedroPete3
PrinceCharmingsMom
fly4free2
gudrench3
jenthemom22
HulaHoopy
jking6
princessbrulee
rothesaydismom
sarahrip
poochie
SurferStitch16
Kanga+2Roos
diamondpixienc
njtinkmom
tiki23
Bungle
flossbolna
dumbo_buddy
saysay
dsnyfan608
sdd1841
disneyfanforever



Maintainers:
Rose&Mike (Rose) HOSTESS
Redwalker
Stinasmom (Marcy)






Team Donald --hosted by donac
Losers:
donac (Dona) HOSTESS
mikamah (Kathy) QOTD ARCHIVE
SettinSail (Shawn)
lisah0711 (Lisa)
MickeyMagic
alaskanmommy
Tauwillow
dansyr2514(Justine)
MacG(Kim)
Octoberbride03 (Maureen)
SunnyB1066 (Sunny)
BobbinWeez (Robin)
honugirl
dvccruiser76 (Sue)
DonaldDuckFamily
Pryncesa
SpaceEngEM (Tara)
Happy Mom2
MickeySP
Disneyland emily
pudge the fish
Craftydawn (Dawn)
collins316 (Bernie)
LuvBaloo (Shannon)
lucky978
SetzKitten (Cody)
DaPanMan (Pete)
CDolacki2003
Zoesmama03 (Melissa)
DONALDLOVINDADDY
heather.mohler (Heather)
RutgersAlum
funntcat
tarheel618
all4wdw
susan514 (Sue)
phorsenuf
tink_lover
Dreamer24
NCRedding
hpfan100
wickey's friend (Pat)
Kallista
tink2007
princess reject
Worfiedoodles
DisCanCan
PebblesMom
Disneyluvr
czycropper
*Wish*Upon*A*Star* (Marsha)
lovetoscrap
asktriplets
MinnieMouseMom (Kelli)
Connie96 (Connie)
TimonTracy (Tracy)
buzz5985 (Janis)
Wendaeh (Wendy)
karliebug
mefordis
jbm02
goldcupmom
OhMari
Jaaaacki
skmommy
rainydayplay
disney1990
snarlingcoyote
JVL1018
MercoBear
YellowMickeyPonchos
2 Eagle Mom
alison16
mom2knk
MommyTaraLee
charming23 (Elizabeth)
MaryAz
Geekerbell
cuteduck223
DVC Kathy
BernardandMissBianca (Buffy)
wdwmomof3
Eeyores Butterfly
roydavid7771
2xcited2sleep
jeepgirl30
pixieflip
RemembertheMagic98
lindseyry
jimmduck
katesorad
2girlsmommy
NJDisneymom
Yunchman
laughinplace199
ChrisinNJ
3Princesses04
dopey4disney
Mandie_Jo
yrdlyprincess
bigdave10000
DisFam95
sparks19
passporterfan
nancyrye
missoutandabout
yourMaire83




Maintainers:
pjlla (Pamela)
corinnak
50sjayne






Birthdays!!! :bday:

tarheel618 **** 30-Dec Donald
tggrrstarr **** 4-Jan Mickey
pudgethefish **** 5-Jan Donald
phorsenuf **** 9-Jan Donald
Disneyluvr **** 10-Jan Donald
skmommy **** 10-Jan Donald
Octoberbride03 **** 15-Jan Donald
mommyof2Pirates **** 18-Jan Mickey
yogamama **** 23-Jan Mickey
HappyMatt **** 29-Jan Mickey
WDWangela **** 31-Jan Mickey
Mrs D (Dawn) **** 1-Feb Mickey
Cupcaker **** 7-Feb Mickey
charming23**** 11-Feb Donald
SettinSail **** 17-Feb Donald
ang **** 25-Feb Mickey
mikamah (Kathy) **** 25-Feb Donald
KristiMC **** 28-Feb Mickey
Stinasmom (Marcy)**** 18-Mar Mickey
 

Rose&Mike

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Coaching schedule:)

PLEASE NOTE: We will be merging the team threads on 3/25.

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to coach during this challenge. Coaches act as hostess for our thread, post the Question of the Day (QOTD), reply to posts, and help keep our conversation moving. We couldn't have a challenge without you!:goodvibes

Coaching rotations start on Fridays.

We would like to fill the first three months of the challenge and hold off on April and May for now. We will re-evaluate in the beginning of March as to whether we should merge.


Coaches--Please note:
In order to make it as easy as possible to maintain the QOTD archive, please post your questions in this format:
1/1/11 Saturday QOTD--xxxxxxxx

Thanks!!!!!

Team Mickey--hosted by Rose&Mike
1/1--1/6 Tigger813
1/7--1/13 mommyof2Pirates
1/14--1/20 flipflopmom (Taryn)
1/21--1/27 my3princes
1/28--2/3 kinntj
2/4--2/10 KristiMc
2/11--2/17 tggrrstarr (Kelli)
2/18--2/24 ScubaD
2/25--3/3 cclovesdis
3/4--3/10 Merryweather27
3/11--3/17 BELLE1109
3/18--3/24 Rose&Mike


Team Donald--hosted by donac
1/1--1/6 donac
1/7--1/13 lisah0711
1/14--1/20 Dreamer24
1/21--1/27 mikamah (Kathy)
1/28--2/3 Octoberbride03
2/4--2/10 MickeySP
2/11--2/17 goldcupmom
2/18--2/24 50sjayne
2/25--3/3 pudge the fish (Abby)
3/4--3/10 jimmduck
3/11--3/17 SettinSail (Shawn)
3/18--3/24 lovetoscrap


Merged BL Thread starting 3/25
3/25--3/31 tggrrstarr(Kelli)
4/1--4/7 lisah0711
4/8--4/14 keenercam
4/15--4/21 tigger813
4/22--4/28 mommyof2Pirates
4/29--5/5 mikamah
5/6--5/12 donac
5/13--5/19 Rose&Mike
5/20 Lisah0711


Thank you so much to everyone who volunteers to coach! If you would like to try coaching please send me a PM and I will add you to the list.:goodvibes
 
  • Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    Reserved for Weigh-in and Goal Results:goodvibes

    Team Mickey
    Week 1
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39497194&postcount=648
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39497278&postcount=649
    Week2
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39583158&postcount=903
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39583937&postcount=907
    Week 3
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39691991&postcount=1240
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39697728&postcount=1263
    Week 4
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39797186&postcount=1476
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39805183&postcount=1492
    Week 5
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39871123&postcount=1621
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39871178&postcount=1622
    Week 6
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39962740&postcount=1785
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39963016&postcount=1786
    Week 7
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40057400&postcount=1978
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40057487&postcount=1980
    Week 8
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40149026&postcount=2137
    Week 9
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40233346&postcount=2274
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40240895&postcount=2287
    Week 10
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40333369&postcount=2444
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40333414&postcount=2445
    Week 11
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40439919&postcount=2632

    Team Donald
    Week 1
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39498523&postcount=642
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39498679&postcount=643
    Week 2
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39583643&postcount=888
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39584096&postcount=891
    Week 3
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39692846&postcount=1138
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39697691&postcount=1156
    Week 4
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39797066&postcount=1338
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39805261&postcount=1351
    Week 5
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39870792&postcount=1466
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39870830&postcount=1467
    Week 6
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39962907&postcount=1645
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39962963&postcount=1646
    Week 7
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40057376&postcount=1769
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40057517&postcount=1771
    Week 8
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40148880&postcount=1872
    Week 9
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40233365&postcount=1989
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40241017&postcount=2002
    Week 10
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40333231&postcount=2152
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40333470&postcount=2153
    Week 11
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40440201&postcount=2306

    MERGED TEAMS RESULTS
    Week 12
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40505892&postcount=605
    Week 13
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40610329&postcount=826
    Week 14
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40709365&postcount=1086
    Week 15
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40796539&postcount=1263
    Week 16
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40890664&postcount=1418
    Week 17
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40982366&postcount=1575
    Week 18
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41071226&postcount=1754
     

    Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    Reserved for Healthy Habits:goodvibes

    Healthy Habits Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39353823&postcount=151
    Healthy Habits Week 2 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39440224&postcount=319
    Healthy Habits Week 3 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39535063&postcount=360
    Healthy Habits Week 4 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39626792&postcount=383
    Healthy Habits Week 5 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39722900&postcount=409
    Healthy Habits Week 6 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39820593&postcount=422
    Healthy Habits Week 7 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39909199&postcount=436
    Healthy Habits Week 8 Info: (pamper week--no results)
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39994233&postcount=440
    Healthy Habits Week 9 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40080949&postcount=442
    Healthy Habits Week 10 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40175898&postcount=450
    Healthy Habits Week 11 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40273380&postcount=464
    Healthy Habits Week 12 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40363402&postcount=466
    Healthy Habits Week 13 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40456619&postcount=479
    Healthy Habits Week 14 Info:
    Pamper Week--No Results
    Healthy Habits Week 15 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40644571&postcount=909
    Healthy Habits Week 16 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40736024&postcount=1149
    Healthy Habits Week 17 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40827733&postcount=1315
    Healthy Habits Week 18 Info:
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40922583&postcount=1471
    Healthy Habits Week 19 Info: mini challenge week
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41008317&postcount=1638
    Healthy Habits Week 20 Info
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41090337&postcount=1795


    Healthy Habits Results:
    week 1
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39503018&postcount=346
    week 2
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39582214&postcount=377
    week 3
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39707255&postcount=406
    week 4
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39805260&postcount=421
    week 5
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39923531&postcount=438
    week 6
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40021924&postcount=441
    week 7
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40081377&postcount=443
    week 8--no results, pamper week
    week 9
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40273298&postcount=463
    week 10
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40363366&postcount=465
    week 11
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40484432&postcount=555
    week 12
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40535905&postcount=663
    week 13
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40674324&postcount=1013
    week 14--no results, pamper week
    week 15 and 16 results
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40905056&postcount=1437
    week 18 results
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41090358&postcount=1796
    week 19--no results, mini challenge week
     

    Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    The WIN Challenge--Whittle Inches Now!!!
    WIN Kick off
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39412356&postcount=304

    WIN 1 Results Team Mickey
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39808485&postcount=1501
    WIN 1 Results Team Donald
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39808502&postcount=1353
    WIN 2 Results Team Mickey
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40164053&postcount=2157
    WIN 2 Results Team Donald
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40164064&postcount=1892
    Win 3 Combined Results
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40550995&postcount=702
    Win 4 Combined Results
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40913933&postcount=1454


    Measurement Dates For BL Spring 2011
    January 28
    February 25
    March 25
    April 22
    May 20


    Thank you to Connie96 for hosting the WIN challenge!! We will take our initial measurements on January 1st and tentatively every 4 weeks after. Specific dates and updates to follow. But for now, here is something to get you started.

    For specific questions regarding WIN and to get the sheet for tracking measurements, please pm Connie96.

    The WIN! Challenge (Whittle Inches Now!)
    ________________________________________
    Introducing a way to challenge ourselves to achieve fit and healthy bodies!! In addition to reporting your official weigh-in each week, you can now measure your success in terms of inches. Many of you may be doing this anyway, but as an incentive to those of us who need incentive (like ME!!) we can now challenge each other by reporting percent-of-inch-loss just as Tracey (Tigger813) reports our Top Ten(-ish) weight-losers every week.

    Since the WIN! is optional, no one will be dropped for not reporting and there is no need to be “excused” from measuring. All stats will simply be based on who does report in. Weekly Biggest WINners will be determined by percent of change between the current and previous WIN! numbers reported by each participant. When measurements are reported after having skipped the previous time(s), the percent loss will be divided over the missed weeks. Overall Biggest WINners will be determined by percent of difference between the final and originally reported measurements. If you miss the first scheduled reporting day, just jump in anytime and that will be your “original” measurement for the remaining weeks.

    Tentatively for the Spring Challenge, we will be recording measurements and posting WIN results on a 4 week interval, with the first day being January 1, 2011.

    There will be a reminder post, so as long as you hang around here you shouldn’t have to worry too much about forgetting. Since taking measurements requires more time that just stepping on the scale, I’m sure many of us will do this part over the designated weekend. Measurements can be reported up thru the following Monday, and results should be posted on Tuesday.

    Here’s how we’re gonna do it:
    1) Take a measurement at each of these locations:
    . . . a. Left or Right Upper Arm (stick with the same one for subsequent measurements!!)
    . . . b. Bust or Chest
    . . . c. Waist
    . . . d. Hips
    . . . e. Left or Right Thigh (remember which one for next time!)
    2) Add all of these measurements together
    3) Send only the sum of the measurements to me (Connie96) via Private Message

    If you need more information or tips about how to measure, please refer to http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...es.asp?id=1281

    If you still have questions, please feel free to PM me (Connie96) or post in the thread and we’ll try to get you the info you need to participate.

    I also have a handy dandy Excel spreadsheet for tracking weight and measurements. If you'd like for me to email you a copy, just PM your email address to me and I'll forward it to you.

    Whether or not you choose to participate in this optional challenge, I’d like to encourage EVERYONE – especially anyone new to this thread – to take your measurements at the very beginning. This is something so many of us never did when we first started losing weight and I think we’re fairly unanimous in wishing we had that information to encourage us in our continued loss and maintenance.

    For questions or to get a copy of the spreadsheet, please pm Connie96
     

    Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    Please note: QOTD for Jan 1-Mar 24 can be found on the Team Mickey and Team Donald threads or on the QOTD archive thread. The teams were merged on March 25. Below is a link to the archive thread. In addition, here are the QOTDs beginning March 25.
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2373593

    QOTD 3/25/11 Friday
    As we start to get to know each other again, please reintroduce yourself and tell us about your journey so far.

    QOTD 3/25/11 Saturday
    Let's talk about the dreaded F words- Fast Food! How do you cope with dinner on the run, do you have a favorite not so bad for you place to go or a favorite lower calorie choice at the not so good for you place? Do you try to avoid these places altogether?

    QOTD 3/27/11 Sunday.
    Are you going to buy Tangled on DVD on Tuesday? Have you seen it? What Disney movie are you looking forward to if not?

    QOTD 3/28/11 Monday
    Speaking of reviews, have you ever done a trip report or dining review on these boards? Are you planning on doing one for an upcoming trip?

    QOTD 3/29/11 Tuesday
    Have you ever used a personal trainer or considered signing up for one? Some gyms give away free sessions when you sign up. Do you think it would help you or do you think you can do it on your own?

    QOTD 3/30/11 Wednesday
    Let's go back in time! What was your favorite cartoon or tv show when you were a kid?

    QOTD 3/31/11 Thursday
    If you could only stay at Disney for one night and full day, what would you do? Would you spend the money on a one day pass or would you just hang out outside the parks?

    QOTD Friday April 1st: Great news! The Biggest Loser folks have heard about our wonderful challenge and want to use your best tips for a healthy lifestyle from us in their new book. The bad news is that there is so much great information here that they can only take ONE tip from each of us. So please share your very best piece of advice for a healthy lifestyle.

    QOTD Saturday 4/2/11 Are you prepared to reach your goals? You can take the quiz and tell us your answer or just tell us how you feel and whether you feel like you are prepared to reach your goal. Here is the link to the quiz: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/....asp?quizid=52

    QOTD Sunday April 3, How do you de-stress and relax? Does it help you with your efforts toward a healthy lifestyle?
    * Meditation, visualization, breathing techniques * Get a massage or take a hot bath * Gentle exercise like yoga and Pilates * Nothing short of an intense workout * Take a get-away or short trip * Something other than above (and tell us what it is).

    QOTD Monday 4/4 What do YOU do to get back on track? It can be something from the article or something that you do! Here is the link to the whole article if you want to see the rest: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...es.asp?id=1062

    QOTD Tuesday 4/5/11 Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off to Lose Weight We Go! (recycling from the last BL Challenge -- it's good for the environment!) If you were one of the seven dwarfs, which one would you be today -- Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Doc, Sneezy, Bashful or Dopey?

    QOTD Weds 4/6/11 What exercise excuse do you use most often?
    -- I don't have time -- I'm too tired -- It's too difficult for me -- It's boring -- I don't want people to see me -- I don't know what I'm doing -- I don't make any of these excuses

    QOTD Thursday 4/7/11 is Do you measure progress without the scale and what do you use?

    QOTD for Friday April 8:
    Tell us about your workout routine. Do you have a schedule of what you'll do each day? What is your favorite activity? Do you prefer to workout alone or with a friend? Have you searched out new activities to keep it diverse? Have you discovered any new activities that you have been surprised to find that you enjoy?

    QOTD for Saturday April 9:
    This is a fun one for a Saturday. Use one or more DISBoards smilies to tell us something about you or about someone you know..

    QOTD for Sunday, April 10-- what has been the single most (positive) influential factor in your weight-loss/getting fit journey? Was it a lightbulb moment, was it finding a new passion for physical activity? Was it the influence of a person? Was it medically motivated?

    QOTD for Monday, April 11: What can you carry in your car that will help you stay on track?

    QOTD for Tuesday, April 12:
    Make something old new again and re-energize your menu!
    Share with us how you take something kind of ordinary and make it something new and interesting!

    QOTD for Wednesday, April 13:
    I know this one has kind of been done before, but here is your big chance. You are on stage. You have everyone's attention for about 30 seconds. LOL!!! Tell us a joke or something inspirational. Seize the opportunity to plant a smile in someone's head or a positve thought that they can go back to when they are feeling a little low. For those of you with little ones, it can be something funny they've said or a joke they've told (even if it is corny).

    QOTD for Thursday, April 14:
    What technology/gadgets have become useful to you in your quest for a healthier lifestyle?

    QOTD, Friday, April 15
    Lets talk goals. I think we talked about this a little when Lisa was coaching. Have you re-evaluated your goals since the challenge started? If yes why? Do you think your original goal was realistic for this challenge or long-term? Has reaching your goal for the challenge been more or less challenging than you thought it would be? Have you thought at all about your end or maintain goal?

    QOTD Saturday, April 16
    Do you have foods that you cannot have in the house because you just can't eat them in moderation? If you have a food like that how is everyone else in your family handling it?

    QOTD Sunday, April 24
    Here is an article from Spark People about emotional eating--it's one page so a quick read. Do you identify with anything in the article? Do you see yourself using any of the strategies to deal with stress eating in the future.
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...cles.asp?id=55

    QOTD Monday, April 18
    We've done this one before, but it's one of my favorites. What's your current favorite workout or motivational song?

    QOTD Tuesday, April 19
    Do you have an "emergency" plan for a healthy dinner for those days when things go crazy and you just can't cook?

    QOTD Wednesday, April 20
    Here is a short article on Healthy Fats from Mayo Clinic. Do you regularly incorporate Healthy Fats in your diet? If so, which ones?
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fat/NU00262

    QOTD Thursday, April 21
    There are ~4 weeks left in the challenge and some of us seem to have hit a rough patch. Keeping in mind that healthy living is a marathon and not a sprint, give yourself a pep talk. (If that is too touchy feely, list some of your accomplishments so far this challenge.)

    4-22-11 Friday's QOTD:
    We are starting the final month of this challenge. Are you close to accomplishing your goal you set at the start? If not what has gotten in your way, and what can you do to fix it? and if Yes what was the key to your success?

    Saturday 4/23/11 QOTD
    What is your favorite Easter or Springtime traditions?

    Sunday 4-24-11 QOTD-
    I took a stress reliever class last week and one of the things you should do when stressed is say one positive thing about your day. So what is one/or more positive thing about today.

    Monday 4/25/11 QOTD-
    Inspired by the warm weather we are having today What do you look forward to doing this spring/summer? Outdoor activities, Vacations, etc.

    Tuesday 4/26/11 QOTD-
    What is your favorite warm weather meal?

    Wednesday 4/27/11 QOTD
    Many of us have had setbacks lately in our journeys to loose or maintain weight. What are you or can you do to move in the right direction again?

    Thursday 4/28/11 QOTD
    Is there an outfit or an article of clothing that you are still holding onto in the hopes to be able to wear it?

    Friday 4/29 qotd- With the royal wedding today I was wondering what would it be like to be there, and a part of it all. Then thinking about us all here, pluggin away with our day to day average lives, somedays just making it through day. If you could have one day to live the life of anyone else on earth, who would you choose? Or would you choose to stay yourself, in which case you could go anywhere, do anything on earth, what would you choose to do?

    Saturday 4/30 QOTD- What is your favorite treat that is healthy for you and fits into staying on track?

    Sunday QOTD 5/1- Wow, I just realized it's may!! I think I need a disney question. : If you were at Disneyland, WDW, or on a Disney cruise right now what would you be doing?

    Monday's 5/2/11 QOTD - Since vacations are often for having fun and letting go of your diet somewhat, what little things do you do while on vacation (Disney or other) to keep you on track with the challenge while you enjoy yourself?

    Tuesday's 5/3/11 QOTD - With less than 3 weeks left in the challenge, is there anything that you plan on doing differently with the time we have left to end the challenge on a high note?

    Wednesday's 5/4/11 QOTD - Since this challenge is almost over and it sounds like tentative dates have been set for the summer challenge, will you be joining us for the summer challenge and have you given any thought to what you'd like to do differently for the next challenge, if anything?

    Thursday's 5/5/11 QOTD - Since today is Cinco De Mayo, do you have any special plans for celebrating?

    Friday 5/6/11 QOTD Do you have any vacation plans for this summer?

    Saturday 5/7/11 QOTDWith so many people planning their vacations let's ask a question about a trip to Disney World
    Is there one tradition that you do everytime you got to DW or DL?

    Sunday 5/8/11 QOTD In all your life is there one special present you received?
    Is there a present that a close one will always give you because of tradition?

    Wednesday's 5/11/11 QOTD Over the course of this challenge we have to gotten to know each other pretty well but there is always a long dark hidden secret being kept. Tell us one thing that we don't know about you.
    Question of the Day Thursday, 5/12/11
    Will you be joining us for the Summer Challenge?

    QOTD-Friday, May 13th Why are you still here? What has been different this time to encourage you to stick with it?

    QOTD-Saturday, May 14
    What has been your biggest challenge during this BL challenge? How have you handled it? Do you think you have been successful?

    QOTD--Sunday, May 15
    Silly question, but, do your clothes fit?

    QOTD--Monday, May 16th
    Take the Spark quiz: When does food become fat?
    What did you think? Did anything surprise you?
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_start.asp?quizid=60

    QOTD--Tuesday, May 17
    Congratulations! You have just about made it through the very long spring challenge! And I believe everyone accomplished something positive this challenge. What are you most proud of?

    QOTD--Wednesday, May 18th
    Take the Spark Quiz--What is normal eating? What did you think?http://<br /> http://www.sparkpeopl...les.asp?id=600
    I have also been wanting to post this for a few days. It's been sitting in my in box. It's a blog post called The Whisper. I think I might print it out. Again, I hope you can take a sec to read it. It was just what I needed.
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/c...il.asp?hid=136


     
  • Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    Welcome to the BL Spring 2011 Team challenge!

    Our fall challenge is wrapping up this week. I will be checking this thread and assigning participants to teams.

    If you would like to chat with us you are welcome to visit us on our BL Reunion Thread at:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2611953

    Or please feel free to visit our Fall challenge which will be wrapping up this week.
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2541875

    It's never too late to join a BL challenge! So come on over and chat. :goodvibes

    We will begin coaching/chatting on our Team threads on January 1st.
     

    flipflopmom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 26, 2009
    I'm in!!!!! I will let you know if I am going to stick w/ maintain or drop to loser, if that's okay!
     
  • lisah0711

    ♥ her Disney office
    Joined
    Sep 9, 2005
    Oooo! I always love a brand new shiny thread! :goodvibes

    I'm in as a loser and will coach a week when I have my team assignment.

    Thank you, Rose, for organizing this and to donac for coaching a thread -- it is a lot of work! :worship:
     

    Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    Please let me know if you DO NOT want me to use your first name on the threads.:goodvibes

    Perfect! I, Denise, will be a loser! :thumbsup2
    Welcome Denise!!!!:goodvibes Please join Team Mickey. If you go to the Team Mickey thread you can copy the clippie and put it in your signature if you would like!

    I'm in! I'm a loser (hopefully):laughing:

    Shawnprincess:
    Shawn--Hope you have an amazing trip!!! Please join Team Donald!!!

    I'm in!!!!! I will let you know if I am going to stick w/ maintain or drop to loser, if that's okay!
    Hi Taryn! Please join Team Mickey! I put you down as a maintainer for now. Just let me know if I need to change it!

    Oooo! I always love a brand new shiny thread! :goodvibes

    I'm in as a loser and will coach a week when I have my team assignment.

    Thank you, Rose, for organizing this and to donac for coaching a thread -- it is a lot of work! :worship:
    My pleasure! Please join Team Donald!
     

    keenercam

    Loves Mickey!
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2001
    Hi! I am in as a loser. Thank you, friends, for all of your hard work to make this happen. :hug:
     

    alaskanmommy

    Alaskan Disney Fanatic
    Joined
    Oct 10, 2006
    I'm in as a loser as well, though I might have a hard time the last two weeks in January when I'm in WDW on the dining plan (but I will be doing a lot of walking)!!:thumbsup2
     

    Tauwillow

    Food & Wine here we come!
    Joined
    Dec 5, 2006
    Please sign me up - Im brand new to the challenge, and see that my timing couldn't be better! I'm a loser.
     

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