This weeks challenge is simple:
HAVE A PERFECT WEEK!
Yesterday was insane and busy and a little stressful. I'm sorry I did not properly congratulate everyone.. so today.. after a night of sleep, I just want to say HOW PROUD/EXCITED I am for all of you!! 42 people actually sent in weights yesterday!! That's actually statistically a terrific number. I used to think that weight loss in a competition was about WINNING.. I didn't get why people joined and didn't go insane but the truth is... ANY LOSS or even maintainance is 300 times better than a small gain. Slow and steady still loses. A person who loses 3 lbs a month will lose 36 lbs in a year if they stick to it! THAT'S PRETTY DANG AWESOME! This month was pretty hardcore and it's my experience that numbers [losses] like these are pretty unlikely to happen again!! (The top 4 lost 7.75% and above..) Don't assume that you can't keep up with these guys... most likely you can!! Keep working hard towards your goals. Baby steps forward are still steps in the right direction!
CONGRATS TO EVERYONE WHO WEIGHED IN YESTERDAY!!!
(And even those who didn't!) We are all on a journey... glad that most of you have decided that being here is a part of that journey for you!
P.S. If you didn't weigh in yesterday for whatever reason PLEASE send me a weight by Monday morning. You are STILL eligible for prizes for next month and the overall prize. I know that life may have gotten in the way this month for some of you, but you are NOT out of the comp, unless you want to be.
Our winners for the first month are as follows!!
1st place...... ANGELA with a 9.80% loss!!!
2nd place.... JUSTIN with a 8.20% loss!!!
3rd place.... AMANDA with a 8.16% loss!!!
COMBINED, the 42 people who weighed in lost a total of 307 lbs! IN ONE MONTH!!!
1 person lost > 20 lbs.
4 people lost 15.0-19.9 lbs
8 people lost 10.0 to 14.9 lbs
13 people lost between 5.0 and 9.9 lbs!!
Remember to weigh in at the SAME TIME of day, in the SAME CLOTHES or lack thereof as your original scale pic. Also.. don't forget to get me your AFTER PICS in the same OUTFIT. Front and Side are REQUIRED and you need to be holding the DATE and HOUSEHOLD ITEM IN THE PICS!!! Your weights are DUE to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 pm MST. Also, your after pics must be into me by Midnight. If you have any questions about these pics.. please feel free to email me.
The household item for this month is a TOOTHBRUSH!!
Here is a brief description of what will go down.
On the 4th of each month I will post the household item around 3 pm. This will give night weighers [some people like to weigh in in the evenings because they don't have time in the morning] the opportunity to weigh-in that evening and morning gals the info to be ready for their morning weight pics!
Your scale pic, [complete with date and household item] MUST be in to me by 6:00 p.m. on the 5th. Also, your after pics [also with household item and date in the SAME outfit as your last pics] must be into me by midnight on the 5th. I will announce the winners for the month around 6:30 on the 5th but will not send out prizes until I have your full body pics. In the case that someone does NOT turn in their pics on time, they will forfeit their winnings and the prizes will shift to whoever is next in line.
A few more reminders. PLEASE weigh yourself in the SAME clothing (or lack there of) at the same time of day as you did for your original weigh-in! ALSO... please check out the RULES once again. There is a lot in there but I wanted to remind everyone that the use of diet pills/laxatives/diuretics is PROHIBITED for this comp.
Friday will be here before you know it! Remember that some gals/guys with tickers may not be updating their tickers [when I was competiting I refused to update too often.. didn't want people to know how I was doing!]... you have NO IDEA who is busting it out and who is slacking. Okay... that's all for now. BUST IT OUT GUYS!! The first month is hardcore.
DiD yOu BrInG iT?