Please review the RULES and DETAILS here!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Additional Detail

Before and after pics will also need to include some sort of authentication such as a household item or date. Most likely I will ask you to hold the househould item from the scale pic in your hand! THANKS!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009


Hi gals!! Please review the rules and details if you haven't read them already!

I have started to receive a lot of blog URLS and am loving checking out your blogs!! I'm very excited to watch so many women find motivation and support in eachother! :o)
If you don't have a blog URL please start your blog and send me the link at ASAP! I will post blog URLS once I get your money.

I'm so excited for this comp to start!

For those of you who don't know me well... KNOW that I will support you as much as I can and am always willing to help you with nutrition etc... so ask questions if you have them. The number one rule to success is just NOT GIVING UP!! Make a commitment to at least stick to this for the duration of the comp and you will see results! :o)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Why compete?

Check out the rules and details below:

Competitions have been a huge motivating factor for me over the course of the last year. These are ALL the reasons that I devote "this time being different" to competition.

1. Competition took my eyes off the BIG prize (I.E. losing 80 lbs!) and allowed me to focus on smaller goals. Like losing 12 lbs this month or beating so-and-so.

2. I am a SAHM so I pretty much bring NO income into the household. Winning money was a way for me to "contribute" and I actually enjoyed winning that money even if it was a small amount because I really felt like for once, I was helping a little financially.

3. Competitions with blogging keep me ACCOUNTABLE. Throughout the last year, I've picked up a few stragglers/blog stalkers! ;o) I KNOW that there are people watching me. At first I was trying to prove that I could succeed. Now I'm trying to prove that ANYONE can succeed!!

4. When I started blogging I never realized how amazing it would be to be able to look back on my journey and SEE how far I've come through pictures/measurements. I also have documentation of my feelings along the way. My blog has become my weight loss journal and without it, I'm sure I would not appreciate just how far I've come.

5. When I started my first comp I really had this idea in mind that for ONCE I was going to finish something. Competing and blogging was like signing something in BLOOD! I couldn't take back what I said... it was out there for the whole world to see. I have been propelled forward many times in these competitions by the realization that I told the whole world I could do it and I SURELY wouldn't let the world see me fail.

I refused to quit because I KNEW that if I allowed myself to be defeated... I would be giving others the message that it couldn't be done. BUT IT CAN!! This competition is my way of giving back to all of you gals who have supported me. THANKS to all of you who are about to embark on this journey with me.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


It is VERY important that you review the rules BEFORE you sign up.
Buy in for the competition is $40 due by January 5th. Contributions should be via paypal to

Competition will run January 5th, 2010 through June 5th, 2010.

Weigh in's will be on the 5th of each month. Weights are due by 6:00 p.m. MST. Pictures of your digital scale with your household item and date will be required to be mailed to by the 6:00 p.m. cut off. Also, your new pictures from the front and side are due by Midnight on the 5th. These pics will ALSO include the household item from the digital scale pic!! (I'm giving you extra time in case you just don't have the time or extra hands in the morning.)

Monthly prizes will be awarded each month for the competitor with the highest percentage of weight lost. 2nd and 3rd place monthly winners may be awarded depending on how large the competition is. (If there are 20 plus competitors we will have a 2nd place monthly winner, if there are 30 plus we will have a 3rd place monthly winner. If there are 2 places it will be a 65/35 % split. If there are 3 places it will be a 50/30/20 % split. The AMOUNT will be determined once everyone has contributed to the pot.

A large prize for the overall winner will be awarded at the end of the competition based on percentage of weight loss.

ALL winners pictures will be posted on THIS blog with heads cut off. This blog will remain PUBLIC so if you are uncomfortable with this, please don't join. (I will be cropping and putting them side by side so no worries about how to get this done.)

This competition will be ran on a volunteer basis. So ALL contributions will go right back to the pot! :o)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


* This comp. is about changing lives!! NO diet pills (this includes prescription AND over the counter weight loss pills), supplements (you may take regular vitamins.. no metabolism boosters, fat burners etc...), colon cleanses, detox programs/drinks/shakes/pills, laxatives, diuretics, drug use of any kind, cosmetic and or weight loss surgical procedures, HCG dieting, EATING DISORDERS or anything that is not long term are allowed DURING this competition. (If you have had a weight loss surgical procedure more than 18 months ago you are welcome to compete!)

* Each competitor is REQUIRED to blog WEEKLY with no longer than 8 days between entries, and a minimum of 4 entries per month on a blog set up specifically for weight loss. (Check out an example HERE) Competitors who miss a week in any given month will not be eligible for prizes that month. Competitors who miss more than 3 times over the five months will NOT be eligible for overall prizes.

* Each competitor must submit before pictures from a side and front view BEFORE the competition begins. They also must submit new pictures with their weigh in on the 5th of each month. The pictures are to be taken in fitted clothing (no sweat shirts, sweat pants, or baggy clothes) and competitors must wear the same outfit for all pictures taken for the duration of the competition.

(These pictures are meant to be EXAMPLES... you do not HAVE to take pictures in tank tops or pants that are too small... BUT... when I took the bottom picture, I never wanted ANYONE to see it. As it turns out... it has been the BEST pic I ever taken... check this out...)

* Weigh in pictures need to include the date and whatever the household item is for the month and must be taken on a digital scale.

* Weights MUST be received by 6:00 p.m. on the 5th of each month in order for competitors to qualify for prizes.

* Prizes will be awarded based on percentage of weight loss.

* Weight gain will not be calculated when determining your percentage for the month. This means if you gain 2 lbs one month and lose 10 the next, you will only be given credit for 8 lbs.
* No EARLY weights will be accepted.