Biggest Loser--SUMMER 2011 Challenge for Losers & Maintainers!


DIS Veteran
Jul 25, 2008
Welcome to the Biggest Loser Summer 2011 Challenge for Losers and Maintainers!
Dates: June 3, 2011-- ~August 26, 2011 (ending date subject to change based on participant consensus).

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!
Weight Keeper--donac
Healthy Habits--cclovesdis
Whittle Inches Now--Connie96
Clean Up the Clutter!--BernardandMissBianca and Rose&Mike
Question of the Day Archive--lisah0711

We are so happy to have you join us on the BL Summer Challenge! The weather is getting warm and sunny-- 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!:goodvibes

It is NEVER too late to join the WISH Biggest Loser 12 Summer Challenge. We welcome new participants at any time.

We will be running the challenge as one team this summer. Please keep reading for more details.

A participant list will be posted on this thread and updated periodically. The coaching schedule as well as links to Healthy Habits, “Whittle Inches Now” (WIN), QOTDs, and weigh-in and goal results will also be posted on the first page of this thread.

Now the details:

1. Join the challenge—post on this thread or send me a pm.
2. Jump in and introduce yourself. Each team will have a coach for the week. The coach will keep things going with comments and a Question of the Day (QOTD).
3. On June 3rd, PM your initial weight to donac (Dona). While you are welcome to post your weight in the thread, you still need to send Dona a PM or your weight will NOT be recorded.
4. Maintainers—A maintainer is someone whose weight is within +/- 2 pounds of their original weight. Maintainers should also PM Dona 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.
5. Please Note: Weigh-ins are on Fridays. The first weigh-in will be June 10, 2011. Each week our Biggest Losers and our Maintainers are recognized. Results are usually posted on Tuesday or Wednesday. Final results are tentatively scheduled for the week of August 28th.

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 Summer Challenge is to help you on your weight loss journey and keep us all on track this Summer. The challenge forces you to be accountable. Each week you will report your weight to the weight keeper (donac). 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 Summer 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: Here is a link to the summer clippie. Thank you so much to Corinna for getting it ready for us!

To add the clippie to your signature, simply right click on the picture. Select properties. Copy the URL address. Paste it in your signature. Add
after the address. :)

Let's review the components of our WISH Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge.

* Each Friday report your weight in pounds, i.e. xxx or xxx.x to donac (Dona).
* Carefully review your weight before you send your message to Dona. 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.
* Approximately every three weeks you will take your measurements and PM them to Connie96.
* Your measurements are never posted for anyone to see

We will be adding a “Clean up the Clutter” Challenge this summer. More details to follow. Thank you to Buffy (BernardandMissBianca) for helping me with this!

In Summary:
WISH Biggest Loser Summer Challenge 2011
* One team for summer!
* 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. 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.

Good luck and have a healthy day!


DIS Veteran
Jul 25, 2008
Our Participants!:goodvibes

BernardandMissBianca (Buffy)
buzz5986 (Janis)
Castillo Mom
Connie96 (Connie)
DisCanCan (Candice)
disneyland emily (Em)
Disneylusch (Nancy)
dthogue (Tammy)
dvccruiser76 (Sue)
Graciesmom77 (Michelle)
gudrench3 (Angie)
JacksLilWench (Kaiti)
keenercam (Cam)
kitchensinkguy (Chris)
KristiMc (Kristi)
liesel (Lisa)
lisah0711 (Lisa)
lovedvc (Vicki)
mackeysmom (Laura)
mikamah (Kathy)
MinnieMouseMom (Kelli)
mommyof2pirates (Lindsay)
mstinson14 (Megan)
msylvester01 (Marie)
mvlimmex (Vicki)
my3princes (Deb)
mybestieismickey (Amy)
NancyIL (Nancy)
NewlyDisneyCrazed (Tara)
pilotwife02 (Dawn)
pixiedustfairy (Lisa)
pjlla (Pamela)
Princess Nancy (Nancy)
Princess Vija
RemembertheMagic98 (Karen)
rhonda 2003
runner princess (Savannah)
Sabushaka (SarahMay)
ScubaD (Dave)
SettinSail (Shawn)
skinnieminnie123 (Kim)
sPaRkLeSpAz (Ruthie)
tggrrstarr (Kelli)
tigger813 (Tracey)
tinkerbellang (Angie)
tinkerbellfriend (Jenny)
wickey's friend (Pat)
Worfiedoodles (Maria)

Rose&Mike (Rose)
corinnak (Corrina)

dumbo_buddy (Nancy)

worfiedoodles (Maria) 8-Jun
brookmey 26-Jun
Sabushaka (SarahMay) 10-Jul
lisah0711 (Lisa) 11-Jul
RemembertheMagic98 (Karen) 11-Jul
dvccruiser76 3-Aug
pilotwife02 (Dawn) 19-Aug
Connie96 (Connie0 30-Aug
Rose&Mike (Rose) 4-Sep


DIS Veteran
Jul 25, 2008
Coaching Schedule! :)
note: coaching runs for a week, except when cotd is indicated--coach of the day.

6/3/2011 Rose
6/10/2011 Pamela (pjlla)
6/17/2011 (COTD) aamomma
6/18/2011 (COTD) Lisa (lisah0711)
6/19/2011 (COTD) Lisa (lisah0711)
6/20/2011 (COTD) Pamela (pjlla)
6/21/2011 (COTD) Pamela (pjlla)
6/22/2011 (COTD) Nancy (dumbo_buddy)
6/23/2011 (COTD) Nancy (dumbo_buddy)
6/24/2011 Nancy (dumbo_buddy)
7/1/2011 Sue (dvccruiser76)
7/8/2011 Lindsay (mommyof2pirates)
7/15/2011 Kathy (mikamah
7/22/2011 Cam (keenercam)
7/29/2011 Dona (donac)
8/5/2011 Lisa (Liesel)
8/12/2011 Maria (Worfiedoodles)
8/19/2011 Lisa (lisah0711)
8/26/2011 ??????
9/2/2011 Shawn??

Motivational quotes:
From Mikamah (Kathy) While life occassionally makes it appear otherwise, no one has control over your life... but you. Make decisions with care, because in the end, you have only yourself to blame for the outcome.-- Cinderella Rules

From Buffy
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. 6/4/11
No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch. 6/5/11
Success is a staircase, not a doorway 6/6/11
Life isn't about finding yourself, It's about creating yourself 6/7/11
If you want to fly, you've got to give up the stuff that weighs you down 6/8/11
Eat for the Body you want, not the body you have 6/10/11
Discipline is doing what you know needs to be done, even though you don't want to 6/16/11

"It's impossible" said pride.
"It's risky" said experience.
"It's pointless" said reason.
"Give it a try" whispered the heart. 6/24/11
  • Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Jul 25, 2008
    Healthy Habits Info :)
    Week 1
    Week 2
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9
    Week 10
    Week 11--pamper week, see thread for details. :)
    Week 12

    Week 1
    Week 2
    Week 3
    Week 4
    Week 5
    Week 6
    Week 7
    Week 8
    Week 9
    Week 10
    Week 11--no results (Pamper Week)
  • liesel

    DIS Veteran
    Oct 27, 2008
    Wow, you've been busy Rose. Count me in! I can coach in late July or August, just let me know!
  • Connie96

    DIS Veteran
    Apr 8, 2008
    Sign me up. I was a gainer during the Spring Challenge, so I'm gonna try really hard to earn my "loser" status this Summer. Thanks, Rose! :goodvibes


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 23, 2009
    thanks rose! i know it's alot of work to put this stuff together and you should know that we ALL appreciate it! :hug:

    i don't quite fit into the loser v. maintainer categories but i need to be in the stop-eating-like-crap-or-else-you-will-be-sorry category :)

    looking forward to starting a challenge from the very beginning this time!


    DIS Veteran
    Jul 25, 2008
    Remember, we are still "chatting" on the old thread. At least until the results are up.:goodvibes

    Wow, you've been busy Rose. Count me in! I can coach in late July or August, just let me know!
    Lisa--I put you down for August 5th. Let me know if this won't work.:goodvibes

    I'll do it. I lurked (and gained!) during the spring challenge, but am ready for summer!
    Welcome! I hope you introduce yourself this summer!

    You know I'm in!!!!!!!

    Thanks for getting this up and running Rose!!!!!!!
    Hi Buffy! What do you think of "Clean up the Clutter." I was making it up as I was posting the thread.:thumbsup2 If you can think of something better, PLEASE let me know! I got your pm from a day or so ago. I still need to get back with you.

    Sign me up. I was a gainer during the Spring Challenge, so I'm gonna try really hard to earn my "loser" status this Summer. Thanks, Rose! :goodvibes
    Hi Connie! I hope to see you more this summer.:goodvibes

    I'm in!! This time it will be a good one :)
    Rose, I can coach Aug. 5th if you still need someone!
    I put Lisa down for Aug. 5th, but if that doesn't work out, I will put you down as a backup.:goodvibes

    thanks rose! i know it's alot of work to put this stuff together and you should know that we ALL appreciate it! :hug:

    i don't quite fit into the loser v. maintainer categories but i need to be in the stop-eating-like-crap-or-else-you-will-be-sorry category :)

    looking forward to starting a challenge from the very beginning this time!
    Hi Nancy! I will make a SELCOEYWBS category just for you.;)

    I am in for the summer!!

    Thanks for organizing this Rose!

    Looking forward to a Big Loser Summer!! :cheer2:
    I am looking forward to a Big Loser Summer too!

    wickey's friend

    I can get older but who says I have to grow up?
    Oct 17, 2001
    I'm in for being a "loser" again! I didn't quite make my goal during the spring, so I have more to lose.

    wickey's friend (Pat)


    DIS Veteran
    Oct 27, 2008
    Aug 5 works for me! My kids actually start school on the 8th so I'll have time to chat (trying not to think about my baby starting 1st grade that week and my oldest in 4th grade!).


    ♥ her Disney office
    Sep 9, 2005
    Below are the questions from July and August from this challenge. If you are looking for other questions check out the QOTD archive found here

    QOTD Friday 7/1 - With everyone going places and attending parties this weekend, does anyone have any foods that they make that are on the healthier side, or that they alter to make them healthier? If so, please share.

    Disney QOTD Friday, 7/1 - Have you ever been to WDW, DL or on DCL during the 4th? If so, was there anything special about that trip that you enjoyed?

    QOTD, Saturday 7/2 - What's one thing that you could start doing or continue to do better with on your road to dieting/maintaining success?

    Disney QOTD, Saturday 7/2 - It's been really nice and sometimes even hot out this week. What's one drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) that you realy enjoy at WDW/DL and where do you find it?

    QOTD, Sunday 7/3 - I have often heard that losing weight for "something" is not a good idea. How do you feel about that? Do you agree or disagree?

    Disney QOTD, Sunday 7/3 - What is your ride style and has it changed over the years?
    QOTD - Now that summer has started and the 4th is upon us, is there anything you do differently with the summer challenge and/or your diet/workouts compared to other times during the year?

    Disney QOTD, Monday 7/4 - If you could spend 24 hours alone in any WDW park, which one would it be, why, and what would you do?

    QOTD, Tuesday, 7/4 - What is one thing that you plan on doing today to make today a successful day with the summer challenge?

    Disney QOTD, Tuesday 7/4 - If you got a job with WDW that required you to dress up as a character for one day, which one would you pick and why?

    QOTD, Tuesday, 7/5 - What is one thing that you plan on doing today to make today a successful day with the summer challenge?

    Disney QOTD, Tuesday, 7/5 - If you got a job with WDW that required you to dress up as a character for one day, which one would you pick and why?

    QOTD, Wednesday, 7/6 - Aside from the usual Thanksgiving/Christmas food fest, is there any time during the year that makes it particularly hard for you to diet or stay on track? And if so, why that time of year and what do you do to avoid it?

    Disney QOTD, Wednesday, 7/6 - When is your favorite time/season to visit WDW and why? Is there something special that you can only do at that time of year?

    QOTD, Thursday, 7/7 - What's the one food that haunts you the most while dieting and do you think you can go without it for a whole week? Let's make it a goal to not eat any of it from now til next Thursday and see if we can do it and report back on how you feel if you do or don't make it all week.

    Disney QOTD, Thursday, 7/7 - Since we're depriving ourselves of the one food that haunt's us for a week, what is your favorite dish/food in WDW? And isn't it funny how you can go without it for so long and still be okay

    QOTD, Friday July 8, 2011: What is one lifestyle change that you have made this challenge thats giving you success....what is something you want to change that will help you even more?

    QOTD, Saturday, July 9, 2011: What has been your favorite day trip to take either with your friends or/and your family?

    QOTD, Monday July 11, 2011 What is motivating you to lose weight? Is there a specific goal in sight (wedding,vacation,running,etc.) or are you just wanting to get healthy?

    QOTD, Tuesday July 12, 2011 What is one positive thing about yourself. What do you like most that really makes you proud to be you?

    QOTD, Wednesday, July 13, 2011 I'm a big believer in finding humor in any with that being said...What was your most embarrasing moment?

    QOTD, Thursday July 14, 2011 We talk about how journaling our food helps tremendously with weight loss/maintain. So what are you eating today?

    Friday 7/15/11 QOTD- Name something positive you have done or are doing more regularly during this challenge. Maybe you're exercising more, or journalling your food. Maybe it's as simple as you are thinking more about what you are putting in your mouth. You may think about that ice cream, and still choose to eat it like I've been doing, but you're still thinking about it, so that is positive. I know we all have made some positive changes. Let's share and celebrate them.

    Saturday 7/16/11 QOTD- What is your favorite movie or series of movies of all time? What is your favorite Disney movie it your favorite is not a disney movie? If your kids or parents are handy, what are their favorites?

    Sunday 7/17/11 qotd- What are your favorite summer fruits and summer vegetables. Do you have any special fruits or vegies that are native to your area that you love?

    Monday 7/18/11 QOTD- Inspired by Trinaweena. When you're in a hurry and tired, what is one of your healthy go-to meals that you prepare?

    Tuesday 7/19/11 QOTD--Since we're all disney fans, when did your love for all things disney begin? Did you get the disney magic from the first time you entered a disney park, or was it a love that gradually built up?

    Wed 7/20/11 QOTD- People who are more active just in their daily lives can burn hundreds of more calories than their sedentary counterparts. What can you do to increase your non-exercise activity today?

    Thursday 7/21/11 QOTD No QOTD

    QOTD for Friday, July 22: Think about your day yesterday. Tell us one thing that you did "right" and one action that was less beneficial to your effort to get and/or stay fit.

    QOTD for Saturday, July 23: What is your biggest challenge that you anticipate for this weekend (especially in this heat wave when we may be tempted to hole up in our air conditioned homes and open the refrigerator too many times and not just to cool off) and how do you plan to overcome that challenge?

    QOTD for Sunday, July 24: If the weather ever cools down enough so that cooking over a hot grill outside is enjoyable, I am sure we'd all like new ideas for making grilled foods interesting. Share your favorite idea of something to throw on the grill or a recipe/marinade that you have enjoyed.

    QOTD for Monday, July 25: What is one habit you absolutely MUST create or break in order to be successful in your journey to lose or maintain?

    QOTD for Tuesday, July 26: Looking back on your journey so far, who is the single most influential person who has helped you either get started or stay motivated and what characteristics, actions or words of that person were most helpful to you?

    QOTD for Wednesday, July 27 (this one is purely for fun): What is the last screensaver/background that showed up on your computer? If you can, share the image here.

    QOTD for Thursday, July 28: What is the coolest thing you've ever done? (i.e., bungee jumping, driving a Ferrarri, appeared on TV, had an at-home water birth, etc.)

    Friday 7/29/11 QOTD If you were in Disney World or Disneyland today what is the one splurge thing you would want to eat? What would be good to eat to try to stay on track with your weight loss?

    Saturday 7/30/11 QOTD For the HH points this week the challenge is to eat at least 5 fruits or veggies a day. How to manage to do this? What are your favorite fruits and veggies?

    Sunday 7/31/11 QOTD Question of the Day If you could pick your choice of EMH which would it be AM or PM? What park would it be?

    Monday 8/1/11 QOTD It is a new month and many people are talking about starting over I think this is a good question for the day. What is the one thing that you can do today to start your new life style?

    Tuesday 8/2/11 QOTD We only have about 3 weeks left so I was wondering: Are you planning to join the fall challenge?

    Weds 8/3/11 QOTD Earl of Sandwich has been a staple at DTD for many years now. It is supposed to come to NYC but seems to be delayed and now there is talk of one in Boston. Have you ever been to Earl of Sandwich? If you have what was good to eat?

    Thursday 8/4/11 QOTD - I was told when I was growing up that "Idle hands are the devil's workshop" Some people suggest that to curb snacking you should have a hobby. Do you have a hobby? Does it help you stop snacking?

    QOTD Friday August 5 2011 What is your favorite go to healthy recipe?

    QOTD Saturday August 6
    This qotd is inspired by all of you who have posted pictures of your pets.
    Do you have a pet? If so, please post your favorite pet pic or share a favorite pet story!

    QOTD Sunday August 7
    Is there something you would like to do but your weight/current fitness level/body image/self doubt is holding you back?

    QOTD Monday August 8
    Have you been to any of the water parks in Orlando (Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, etc.)? Do you have a favorite?

    QOTD Tuesday August 9
    Do you have a favorite beach? Describe your perfect day there.

    QOTD Wednesday August 10
    I've read that many nutritionists recommend following an 80/20 rule-eating healthy 80% of the time and enjoying your favorite treats in moderation 20% of the time. What would you say your percentage is? Do you plan for your "off plan" meals or treats?

    QOTD Thursday August 11 Did you do any of the following this week: plan your meals, plan your workouts, try a new recipe, or participate in Healthy Habits? Bonus Disney QOTD: What's the best thing you've learned from the DIS?

    QOTD, Monday August 15: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho! It's Off to Lose Weight We Go! Those poor 7 Dwarfs are lonely -- and you are going to keep them company today (No, you are not going to be Snow White ), What is your Dwarf name today (i.e. -- what would describe you)? Your fellow companions are Dopey, Sneezy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Grumpy and Doc -- and you can't take one of their names!

    QOTD, Tuesday, August 16: Do you have a "brand name" item that you indulge yourself with? Do you use it as a reward for following your eating or exercise plan?

    QOTD Wednesday August 17, 2011: Bippity Boppity Boo! Your Fairy Godmother has 1 gift for you -- you may either 1) magically be transformed to your perfect healthy weight or 2) have a month-long magical stay at your favorite Disney resort. The perfect healthy weight includes a complete new wardrobe, the Disney stay includes your immediate family, and all work/school/outside obligations would just be suspended in time and waiting when you got back. Which will it be?

    QOTD Thursday August 18, 2011: In honor of receiving my September issue of InStyle magazine, describe your fashion style or "personality" in one word -- are you happy with it? It there another word you aspire to?

    QOTD Friday, August 19, 2011:What is your favorite amusement park that is NOT Disney? Or do you have one?

    QOTD Saturday, 8/20/11: Share one thing that you learned this challenge that you can take with you for the Fall Challenge.

    QOTD Sunday, August 21, 2011: Share your favorite Disney quote. It can be a line from a song, a movie or a quote by anyone, real or imaginary.

    QOTD Monday, August 22, 2011: Is there something that you can do today to get yourself back on track, or if you are holding steady on the track (good for you ) is there something that you can do keep yourself on track?

    QOTD Tuesday, August 23, 2011: One of the fun things about Disneyworld and Disneyland is the people watching -- it's amazing! So please share with us something funny that you saw or heard on a Disney trip. It can be something by someone that you were with or someone that you just saw or heard.

    QOTD Wednesday, August 24, 2011: How is your body image today? You can take the quiz and share the answer or just tell us how you feel about your body image.

    QOTD Thursday, August 25, 2011: Say something nice about your body.

    QOTD Friday, August 26, 2011. Have you ever heard of the game of expressing yourself in just five words? It can be about any topic. For our purposes today I am going to ask you to express how you feel about this challenge in just five words. It can be about the challenge, about what you did or didn't do, what you might do better, or even how you feel about Disney. It just needs to be said in FIVE words.



    ♥ her Disney office
    Sep 9, 2005
    Wowza! Going to a meeting and lunch and look what you miss! :lmao:

    I'm in as a loser! :goodvibes

    Thank you, Rose, for putting this all together for us and to Dona, CC, and Connie for taking care of us, too.:flower3:

    It's going to be a great summer! :sunny:


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