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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Weigh in #1!

Tomorrow is the big day!  The first day of the rest of our lives. :) Here's to a new start... a new chapter... a new world of opportunities.  Here's to healthy living! :) 

Today I get to list instructions for weigh in!  Bare with me as I use some older photos as examples.

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. A scale placed on a bathroom mat or towel will not read accurately. 

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

5.  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.

The household item is a WATCH/CLOCK. Your scale picture needs to have the date and the item and look something similar to this:

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.
Below are a couple of examples of acceptable outfits.. the pictures are NOT to standard but they give you some ideas.  You could take pictures in clothes that are WAY TOO SMALL and watch yourself progress into fitting... or a tank top and shorts... bikinis work... just know that WHEN you win.. your pics will be posted on this blog.
Please MAKE SURE  to get your entire body in the pictures.. head to feet.  I will crop them to post winners but having full body pics is important not only for the integrity of the competition, but for YOU.. to see your full body progress throughout the comp.
I also STRONGLY recommend taking measurements for your own purposes.  Losing weight can be a struggle and on days when you feel you are at a stand still... a measurement can remind you that you are making progress... even if the scale doesn't say so!

Last but not least... I BELIEVE all of the spots for the competition are full HOWEVER.. if you have someone who is interested I would love to put them on a list in case people don't pay their contribution.  Currently I have collected contributions from 11 people.  If you have someone interested please have them email me @ . There will be NO people added to the comp after June 5th.  If you haven't sent your contribution in.. please at least arrange payment with me ASAP!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Count down to the start!!

Hi gals!!!
The 1st is quickly approaching and I'm getting so excited... I'm gitty!!  Not sure if EVERYONE has got this message so wanted to quickly touch on a couple of things.
I will post a list of specifics when I post the household item on Tuesday... they will have to do with pictures and weigh ins.  Please plan to succeed... don't plan to cheat.  Your initial weigh in NEEDS TO BE in the clothes you will weigh yourself in for the rest of the competition.  If you weigh yourself naked... please make sure the initial weight you send in is also taken without clothes on!  ALSO... your pictures are incredibly important.  Please avoid standing in odd positions or taking pictures that are not clear.  If the pictures are not clear... I will ask you to send me new ones.  Because this competition is online... we need to do whatever it takes to be as fair and honest as possible!
One last thing...
I have decided I will NOT be posting weights on the main blog.  The weights are NOT really relevant to who wins and so.. if you want to post your weight on your blog GO FOR IT!! On this blog I will list people alphabetically and post only percentage of weight lost. :)  I will still post before and after pics of winners... as I have in the past I will cut the heads off. 
I still need money and blog URLs from many of you. 
Can't wait to lose with all of you!!
:) Kari

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New comp!! Details below! :)


* 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 are ineligible for 2 months or more 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.

* 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.

*This competition is for WOMEN ONLY.

* 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 June 1st 2011 through October 1st, 2011.

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

* 1st, 2nd and 3rd place monthly prizes will be awarded each month for the competitor with the highest percentage of weight lost.

* In order to keep the competition intimate and easy to organize NO MORE THAN 26 people will be permitted to enter the competition.

* 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 June 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.