TEAM DONALD--Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge

Rose&Mike

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Welcome to the Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge---Team Donald!

If you would like to join the Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge please start here to be assigned to a team:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2615744

Teams will only be assigned by posting to the Main Biggest Loser 11 Challenge thread. Teams are assigned on an alternating basis.

Please indicate whether you are a Loser or a Maintainer.

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!!!:goodvibes

Thanks!!!!
 

Rose&Mike

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Welcome to Team Donald!!!!!

If you would like to be a coach for Team Donald—Please send donac (Dona) a pm.

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



If you would like to join the Biggest Loser 11 Spring Team Challenge please start here to be assigned to a team:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2615744

Teams will only be assigned by posting to the Main Biggest Loser 11 Challenge thread. Teams are assigned on an alternating basis.

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! :)

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.

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 to the main 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!

Each team will have a clippie.
Here is the Team Donald clippie:

To put the clippie in your signature, do the following:
1. Right click on the image. Click on properties. Copy (control c) the url.
2. Click on User CP in the upper left hand corner of the screen -- it's in the blue bar.
3. Click on Edit Signature in Settings & Options on the left
4. Paste the phrase you copied (control v). Add
at the end of what you copied.
5. Save your signature.

Don't worry if it takes a couple of tries and let us know if you have any problems.

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—Team Mickey or dona---Team Donald. We strive to have a different coach each week so that means lots of volunteers!


So that's the scoop losers and maintainers. If you have any questions PM me or donac or lisah0711.

Good luck and GO TEAM DONALD!!!!!
 

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--5/20 Rose&Mike


    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
     

    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 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
     

    Rose&Mike

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2008
    The WIN Challenge--Whittle Inches Now!!!
    WIN Kick off
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39412328&postcount=299

    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


    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
    Welcome to the BL Spring 2011 Team challenge!

    Our fall challenge is wrapping up this week.

    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.
     

    mikamah

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 11, 2006
    2011 Questions of the Day- Team Donald!!

    January 2011

    Sat 1/1/11- How did you ring in the New Year?

    Sun 1/2/11- What are your hobbies?

    Tues 1/4/11- If you have just one day at DW which park would you want to see? Or would you hop to do your favorites?

    Wed 1/5/11- What is your favorite exercise?

    Thur 1/6/11- What is the one thing that you have done this week that is helping you along this journey?

    Fri 1/7/11- Are you surprised by how much (or little) you can eat for the calories, depending on which foods you choose?

    1/8/11 Saturday QOTD: How would you rate your "diet rage"?
    Low- I'm moving slowly, but I'm on my way!
    Moderate- Everyone's moving except me
    High- I'm screaming but no one can hear me!
    All Over The Board- It's stop and go all the way


    1/9/11 Sunday QOTD: If you were at Disneyland or Disney World today what you would you be doing right now?

    1/10/11 Monday QOTD: Which strategy helps you reach your weight loss goals?
    Starting & progressing slowly
    Putting it on paper
    Learning as much as possible
    Utilizing plenty of social supports
    Keeping things fun
    Learning from my setbacks
    Trust the plan
    Consistency
    All of the above
    None of the above

    1/11/11 Tuesday QOTD 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

    1/12/11 WednesdayHow do the weekends affect your weight loss goals?

    * They help- I do better than the weekdays
    * They ruin them- I fall off the wagon completely!
    * Not sure- They're just like any other days


    1/13/11 Thursday QOTD: Who is standing in your way? And more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

    1/14/11 Friday QOTD - What does a typical weekly exercise plan look like for you? How often, when and what do you plan to do? How often do you meet these goals?

    QOTD - Saturday 1/15/2011 - What is your favorite vegetable? Please share your favorite ways of preparing/cooking/eating it!

    QOTD Sunday 1/16/2011 - How do you avoid eating for reasons other than your body being truly hungry?

    QOTD - Monday 1/17/11- What is your favorite way to get yourself back on track?

    QOTD - Tuesday 1/18/11 - Do you plan out your meals for the week over the weekend? If so, how often do you recycle these meals?

    QOTD - Wednesday 1/19/2011 - What is one healthy swap you can make to your eating this week?

    QOTD Thursday January 20, 2011 - There has been a lot of talk about journaling. Please share how you journal and what you record, is it just the foods or do you list calories, fat, protein, fiber, etc for each food?

    Friday, 1/21/11 QOTD- List some positive changes you have made or felt over the past 3 weeks. Let's all celebrate our successes so far with this challenge and inspire each other to keep on this healthy path.

    Saturday 1/22/11- It's the weekend, let's talk disney!! When was your first trip, your most recent trip, and when is your next trip? Care to share a favorite memory too?

    Sunday 1/23/11 QOTD- If you have one day all to yourself, no commitments, no kids or spouses, just total time for you, where would you go and what would you do?

    Monday 1/24/11 QOTD- When you go on vacation, disney or anywhere, how do you handle eating? Has this become a true lifestyle and do you stay in control and not vere much from every day, or do you go all out and totally splurge and deal with what you may gain after, or are you somewhere in the middle?

    QOTD-Tuesday 1/25/11-What is the meaning of your Disboard name? How long have you been on the disboards, how did you start coming here, and where else on the boards do you visit?

    1/26/11 Wednesday QOTD: What is your favorite healthy snack?

    Thursday QOTD 1/27/11--What are the warning signs for you that you are maybe starting to lose your way on this healthy journey? Is is eating more? Not journaling your food? Skipping workouts? And the more important part of this.... HOW DO YOU GET BACK ON TRACK?


    Friday QOTD 1/28/11--When life gets in the way how does this impact your BL plan? If you get off track, do you beat yourself up about it and Why?

    Saturday 1/29/11 QOTD- Today's is a fun question.
    If you have been on a cruise what is your favorite ship? If you haven't would you like to, and which ship do you want to try the most?


    Sunday 1/30/11 QOTD- What was your favorite Cruise ship excursion, or land based day trip?

    Monday 1/31/11 QOTD-When you go out to eat do you have any knee jerk habits, such as ordering the same size soda, or always getting desert no matter what? Do you want to change those habits? If you do then post a plan to help you do it.

    February 2011

    Tuesday 2/1/11 QOTD- What was your favorite show on a cruise? For those who haven't cruised your favorite show/concert that attended.

    Wednesday 2/2/11 QOTD- What equipment do you need to optimise your weight plan? Do you have everything already? If not make a priority list and a plan to acquire whatever is left.

    Thurs 2/3/11 QOTD- So we'll kind of build on Weds qotd.

    Take a look at your equipment list. If EVERYTHING on it was lost, how would this affect you? How would it change your routine until you could replace it all?


    2/4 Friday QOTD: Who is your diet saboteur? How do you deal with her/him or them ?

    2/7/11 Monday QOTD- It is Monday morning. Did you stay on track over the weekend or is today a NEW DAY?

    2/8/11 Tuesday QOTD- What is your favorite ride at DW? If you can't pick one then try to pick one from each park.

    2/9/11 Wednesday QOTD- Do you stick to the same diet all the time or do you vary?

    , 2/11/11 Friday QOTD - Consider your eating experiences in the past. Have you turned to food for :comfort, reward, joy, stress, sadness, happiness, etc? How would things have been different if you had not turned to food?"

    QOTD for 2/12/11, saturday-Are there foods you can 't or won't deny yourself in order to make a healthier choice? Why are they important & how do you feel about giving them up?

    QOTD for 2/13/11 sunday - Valentine's Day is upon us and is frequently associated with food. What are you planning to do to keep it under control despite all the temptations?

    2/14/11 Monday QOTD--Happy Valentine's Day!!--In the spirit of the day, today's QOTD is: What do you LOVE about yourself?

    QOTD 2/15/11 Tuesday--If you could instantly, painlessly, for FREE, have ANY cosmetic/plastic surgery you wanted to change any physical featture you wanted, what if any would you have done?

    QOTD for 1/16/11, wednesday - Imagine you had an old fashioned balance scale. On one side put all the things you've given up for this journey, and on the other put everything you've gained and will gain from this journey. Which is more significant / important to you and which holds the most weight?

    QOTD 2/17/11 Thursday--Along this journey, things have happened to us, I believe that give us the strength and motivation to keep going. What is your motivation? Likewise, there are things that hold us back from true success. What is holding you back?

    Qotd: Friday 2/18/11--What is one health problem you have that could be solved entirely by losing weight.

    QOTD: Sat 2/19/11--What's your favorite music to work out to?

    QOTD. Sunday 2/20/22--There's a lot of people on here in the process of losing weight who wouldn't want to spend a lot on their suits this summer if the still have a way to go. I know I bought a gorgeous new suit a few years back and it almost killed me to give it to Goodwill just a few months later. There's also a lot of us going on cruises, vacations, Disneyland/World so we do want fairly decent suits. Where do you buy yours?

    QUOTD: Monday 2/21/11: So what's your favorite color? It's another simple non food thing that makes you happy.


    Quotd—Tues 2/22/11-What vitamins/supplements if any do you take daily or at least once a week?

    Wed. 2/23/11 quotd: What is the thing that finally broke you plateau? It is so frustrating when you are losing and then suddenly nothing is working.

    Thursday 2/24th--The pool was closed today due to the weather so I decided to walk instead--what is your alternate exercise plan?

    Friday 2/25 qotd--So the QOTD is does YOUR mood affect your eating habits?

    sat 2/26/11QOTD: What is your favorite Disney Dessert or treat??

    Sun 2/27/11 what kind of snacker are you?

    Afternoon hunger pangs hit. What do you do?

    It's 8 p.m. and your stomach is growling. How do you cope?

    How often are you distracted by work, conversations, children, etc. while snacking?

    I usually have the urge to snack when:

    Where do you usually eat your snacks?

    When you crave something sweet, what do you usually do?


    monday 2/28/11--QOTD: Do you beat yourself up when things don't always go right?

    March 2011

    tuesday qotd 3/1/11--The QOTD is what's your fun breakfast that may not be a traditional breakfast?

    wed 3/2/11-So the QOTD is a 2 part Question:
    1.Do you add snacks into your day
    2. Share your favorite snack/snack recipe


    thur 3/3/11--the QOTD is What is your 6 word Success Story?

    Friday 3/4/11 QOTD-We are sort of at the mid way point in the challenge. How are you doing so far?

    I just think it is helpful to stop, look around and kind of re focus at this point.


    Sat 3/5/11 qotd-So that is what I want to focus on today - the "power" of the scale.

    How do you all handle that? How do you feel about weighins?


    Mon 3/7
    I really don't do workout videos, except Biggest Loser Powerwalk and Wii Fit (sort of), does anyone else?

    I do find, however, that I get inspiration from reading books and articles about running and reading more (law books do not count) was one of my new year's goals.

    Do you folks like to read? If so, do you have a favourite book/video?


    tues 3/8-QOTD - how do you handle stress?

    Does it make you overeat?

    Take away time from exercise?


    wed 3/9 qotd-But since I have decided to read and post every day for Lent (and to stop watching mindless tv and to watch tv shows instead), can you guys tell me just a smidgen about yourselves?

    QOTD Friday March 11, 2011: What do you put into a typical salad?

    QOTD Saturday March 12, 2011--Do you have an area of your body that you consider to be a "problem area"?
    If yes, do you perform special exercises for your problem area? Does it help? Have you found ways to hide your problem area with clothes?


    QOTD Sunday March 13, 2011-Have you always been overweight?

    QOTD Monday March 14, 2011-Are you working on weight loss for a special event?

    QOTD Tuesday March 15, 2011-What is your best tip for keeping your life organized. Clearly we are all juggling many things and trying to keep everything running smoothly. What have you found keeps you most organized?

    QOTD Wednesday March 16, 2011-Do you wash your hair every day?

    QOTD Thursday March 17, 2011-Do you have a favorite on Biggest Loser or American Idol?

    Friday 3/18/11-QOTD:1. Do you set "mini-goals" for yourself and how do you celebrate when you reach them?
    2. What are some non-food rewards that you use to reward yourself for reaching goals?


    QOTD Saturday 3/19/11-Continuing on the theme of goals, there is a popular saying related to weight about being able to still fit into your wedding dress. Do you have a significant item of clothing that you are hoping to fit into at some point?

    QOTD sunday 3/20/11- Have you taken any photos or done anything to document your journey?

    QOTD for Monday 3/21.-If you could go back 10 years and give yourself a piece of advice, what would it be?

    QOTD for Tuesday 3/22-As we are now in our last days as Team Donald it is a good time to reflect back on what we have gained or learned.
    What is one piece of advice, inspiration or information that you will take away from Team Donald?


    QOTD for Wednesday:3/23/11
    Continuing to think back on the last few weeks:
    Is there anything that you have regretted doing or not doing since you started this Jan 1st? Do you plan to make any changes in the coming weeks?


    QOTD for Thursday 3/24/11
    We have posted or thought about our regrets. Now they are gone, it is a new day, and we leave those negative thoughts behind and focus on the positive.
    What is at least one thing that you are PROUD of yourself for in the last 11 weeks? Big or small, weight loss or health related, or anything else.
     
  • alaskanmommy

    Alaskan Disney Fanatic
    Joined
    Oct 10, 2006
    Hi Everyone! I"ve been assigned to team Donald and just wanted to say hi!! :donald: I'm a loser and my biggest hurdle the first month will be two weeks at WDW on the dining plan! I have plenty to lose and I'm glad I saw this on the DIS Unplugged forum so I could join!

    Happy Holidays, and then the real work begins!!:wizard:
     

    honugirl

    One of those darn ECV users out to ruin YOUR vacat
    Joined
    Jul 9, 2007
    Hey everyone! Another hopeful loser here! I have dealt with Cushing's Disease for a number of years now and a few months ago had my adrenal glands completely removed. I'm now on steroid replacement for life. I'm really hoping to lose the weight Cushing's put on me. I've already started working as much as my body will allow at the gym, so I'm ready. I'm going to start my challenge with a 5K on January 1st.

    Merry Christmas all!
     

    SunnyB1066

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 19, 2008
    Hello! I'm Sunny and I wanted to stop in and say how excited I am to join. I need all the support and motivation I can get.

    honugirl - Good Luck with the 5k! Are you walking or running? I would like to find one here and set that as a goal.

    alaskamommy - Have fun at Disney! Hope your weather is warmer than ours was the first week of December.
     

    honugirl

    One of those darn ECV users out to ruin YOUR vacat
    Joined
    Jul 9, 2007
    Hello! I'm Sunny and I wanted to stop in and say how excited I am to join. I need all the support and motivation I can get.

    honugirl - Good Luck with the 5k! Are you walking or running? I would like to find one here and set that as a goal.

    alaskamommy - Have fun at Disney! Hope your weather is warmer than ours was the first week of December.
    Thanks! I'm hoping to jog it. I don't really "run"... LOL! I'm kinda turtley... :lmao:
     

    BobbinWeez

    <font color=navy>Talks to the little man between h
    Joined
    Mar 11, 2002
    Hey Team Donald! I'm Robin...I'm looking forward to the BL challenge...need to get myself in shape! :thumbsup2
     

    mikamah

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 11, 2006
    Just wanted to say hello to my teammates!!!

    Looking forward to a very successful challenge in 2011!!

    I'll see you all here on the first!!
     

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