Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Getting Started

We will start this challenge Monday, October 1st. It will go for 10 weeks. Last day of the challenge is Monday, December 10th.

1. We will weigh in once a week on MONDAY morning first thing at our own homes on our own scales. Morning would be best, but if you can't do it monday morning just make sure to weigh yourself at the same time of day each time and under the same circumstances with the same scale. Record your starting weight. You can either give me your weight each week, or if you don't want to do that, you can use the weight loss percentage calculator here: calculate your own percentage of loss.  With that being said, I do still think it is good to come up with a goal weight loss and it is up to you whether you want to share that or keep it to yourself.  I found some good websites calculating bmi and telling you how much you should weigh. Here is one: 

2. Points:
There will be 6 daily points that we can earn.
1. At least 20 minutes of exercise
2. No Soda (or sugary drinks)
3. No Sweets (desserts, cookies, brownies, cake, etc.)  
4. No Salty processed snacks/Fast food  (chips, cheez-its, french fries, etc.)
5. Drinking the amount of water each day that you should be can figure this one out for yourself, it is different for each person.
6. Sticking to your diet (this could be whatever diet plan you have for yourself. If you are counting calories, following paleo, doing weight watchers...whatever your plan is).

So the idea is, you could possibly get 6 points per day, but maybe one day you don't exercise, but you do the rest, you still get 5 points for the day.  There is a possibility of 36 points per week, Sunday is a free day for points.  (however, if there is a week that you need to swap out a particular day for your sunday, that is ok.) Also Halloween and Thanksgiving are also free days in addition to your free sunday that week.  The person with the most points by the end date wins the points portion. Find a way to keep track of your points daily so that you don't forget. Turn them into me each week by MONDAY. (the points week starts monday morning and ends sunday night, so when you report your points on monday, it will the points you earned from the previous monday through sunday night)

4. Prize:
We will each contribute $20. There will be a 1st and 2nd place winner for both the Weight Loss portion and the Points portion. Please get me your $20 (in cash) by October 5th.

Using this blog:
Please feel free to share any diet or exercise tips here on the blog so that we can all benefit!  Also, please feel free to post your success and failures here for support and congratulations. :)
Also, you can post weekly your points and percentage of weight loss here OR you can keep that somewhere else, but please get your points and percentage of weight loss to me by Monday of each week so that I can report standings by Monday night to keep the competition fun.  :) You can text me (720-299-8799) or email me (, or just report on the blog.


  1. I'm sure if this is where I am supposed to post? but, I weighed in this morning at 139.2 My weight loss goal is 130. I will accomplished this by actually paying attention to what is going into my mouth increasing my workout and not complaining when my husband tries to push me harder during a work out :)

  2. Hi Deanne! You'll probably want to create your own post. You do that by clicking on "New Post" in the top right hand corner of the blog. Let me know if that doesn't work for you. Sounds like you have a great goal set!!