Please review the RULES and DETAILS here!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Household item and extension!!

Hi ALL!!!
Before you get to the household item I wanted to post a few guidelines for weigh ins!

1. Weigh yourself at the same time of day eachtime you weigh in (including your initial weigh in!)

2. PLEASE weigh yourself in the same clothing (or lack there of) for ALL weigh in's! If you are planning on weighing in naked for subsequent weigh ins.. be naked for the first one!!

3. Make sure that your scale is on a flat surface each time you weigh yourself. You might think you've made progress when really it's just the fact that the corner of your scale is on the bathroom mat.

4. Remember you must use a DIGITAL scale! WII scales do not count.

  For the first month please include a spoon in your pics as well as the date!! 
ALSO.. because I want to give more people an opportunity to join I will extend the cut off day to the 5th of the month!  This gives you time to recruit your friends and gives no one any advantages.. the later you join.. the less time you have to lose this month!! 
Send me an email if you want info about joining! :)

Confused about what the pics should look like?  Here's a play by play!
 Your scale picture needs to have the date and the item and look something similar to this (in this example the househould item was a cd/dvd):

Then you must send pictures of the side and front view and they need to include the DVD and date in them . I strongly encourage you to take back pictures as well.. they are very shocking and revealing (as you never see yourself from the back!!) Either way.. here's my examples of the front and side.

I will also include some OTHER examples of acceptable before outfits. Because some women might be panicking thinking they are required to pose half naked.. this is not the case!!  You can wear a tight fitting outfit that does not show skin!! 

These pics are not meant to be flattering in any way/shape or form! They are meant to be brutally honest and are a great tool for myself to measure your progress and to keep the competition HONEST!

There is also the option of wearing clothes that are TOO small and taking progressive pics as you start to fit into them... something like this! (Thanks Mindy!!)

Also.. you may notice that the before pics are FULL BODY PICS! Please make sure any pics you send to me ARE full body! I will crop them to post them on the blog (when you win) but please do not send pics that do not include your face! Also.. remember that you are not REQUIRED to post these pics on your blog. They are fantastic to share IF you want to but... don't worry that you HAVE to... because YOU DON'T!!
So there you have it! Pics are due by 6 pm MST to . I will let you know if I have any problems with them. Please be flexible if I ask you to retake something because it is blurry or because the clothes you have chosen are just WAY TOO LOOSE!!
Can't wait to get this party started!
WAHOO... the countdown is on! ;o)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Are you ready?!?!

New comp starts JULY 1st!! 
Are you ready?
Please review the rules and details and send me an email at!  Can't wait to see a new group lose it! ;o)
You can send your entry contribution of $50 via paypal to !

Friday, June 11, 2010

Details for New comp! Changes are in pink.

*  Buy in for the competition is $50 due at the beginning of the comp. Please email Kari @ for info on how to send in your contribution.

*  Competition will run July 1st, 2010 through November 1st, 2010.

*  Weigh in's will be on the 1st of each month. Weights are due by 6:00 p.m. MST to

*  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. 50% of monthly award money will be for first place. 30% for 2nd and 20% for third.)

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

*  Amounts of prizes will depend on the number of competitors and will be posted by July 7th.

*  ALL competitors WEIGHTS will be posted on this blog at all times.  You are not required to post your weight on your own blog but KNOW that other competitiors and anyone visiting the comp site will have access to your weight.

*  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.)

* At the beginning of the comp competitors will need to send in their HEIGHTS with their starting weights.. heights will be posted on a stats column on the side of the main blog.

*  This comp will most likely be co-ed... if you do not wish to compete against persons of the opposite sex PLEASE don't join! :) 

$45 of each contribution will go directly to the pot and be distributed as prizes throughout the course of the competition. $5 of every contribution will go to the administrator of the competition.

Rules for new comp... there are some changes here! :)

* 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 AT LEAST 4 TIMES A MONTH with no longer than 10 days between entries 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 4 entries over the four 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 1st 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.)
* 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 1st 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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pictures! :) Congrats to all!

Brandon took a calorie counting approach to weight loss.  He diligently limited his calories while making sure to eat frequently throughout the day.  He gave up Mountain Dew.. his vice of choice and replaced it with WATER!  He excercised daily, usually between running, basketball and weight lifting.  He finished off the comp having lost 52.8 lbs!  WAY TO GO BRANDON!!
Brandy took her weightloss guidelines straight from the guidelines she was given when she was pregnant and facing gestational diabetes.  Her low carb diet took out most processed carbs but left room for fruits! :) She also upped her water intake and activity level and found a love for ZUMBA!!  Brandy is the only one I've been within a close proximity of during this comp.. it's been FANTASTIC to watch her drop 61.7 lbs and transform.. she has really come out of her shell and I can't wait to watch her continue to kick butt in the next comp!
Justin took all of his nutrition tips from his AWESOME SISTER who happened to win a lot of money last year while competiting in these types of comps.  ME!!  He worked very hard to eat "as clean" as he could and gave up SODA (which is kind of a big deal!) He also worked his butt off at the gym and was impressed to find that inside of him is a runner!  While he will NOT be joining us in the next comp, he will continue to do what it takes to maintain a new healthy lifestyle with his wife JESSICA who happened to finish 4th overall in this comp.  Grand total lost for Justin? 38.2 lbs!

Mindy and Pamella placed third and 4th this month!  I figured it was funner to do the all out pics!  What do you think? ;) GO GIRLS!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Winners for the month of June are as follows!!!

1st- Brandy 5.26%
2nd - Brandon 4.41%
3rd - Mindy 2.98 %
4th - Pamella 2.27%

And the overall winners... who combined lost a total of 151.3 lbs are:

















1st - Brandon 24.95%
2nd - Brandy 20.99%
3rd - Justin 19.85%

Friday, June 4, 2010

Final weigh in!!

Wow!!  Tomorrow is our final weigh in!  I cannot WAIT to see how you guys did and to pass out the remaining $750!! 
That's right $750 is up for grabs TOMORROW!! 
So.. for this weigh in please include a screwdriver in your picture.  Don't forget your date and have the picture in to me by 6:00 p.m. MST!!!  I will announce the winners tomorrow evening!  Remember.. no money will be rewarded until your final "after" pics are in! (MUST BE IN BY MIDNIGHT!)
Good luck to all of you!!  I can't wait to put some grand totals up... even though a lot of people who started with us are not competiting any more.. I think you will be in AWE when you see how much the people who stuck around have lost!!  It's pretty freakin' impressive!  You guys are amazing CONGRATS!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Umm... not to point out the obvious but...


I can't believe how much has happened in my life in the last 5 months.. I'm sure you feel the same way about your own lives!!!  I'm so excited to see everyones transformations!  If you send in your pics I will send you before/after pics REGARDLESS of where you place! 

And for anyone wondering... I have had a couple of volunteers to help me with another comp... anyone interested?  It will fun July 1st through November 1st and buy in will be $50. :)