Wednesday, April 13, 2011

JOIN OUR CHALLENGE! No seriously....do it.

If you have read my blog before you know at least a little bit about the 12 week challenge that started this whole thing back in January, and you may also know that this week, sadly, is the final weigh in ... sort of*.
As surprising as it is I am actually a bit sad that it's going to be over, or I would be, if I hadn't already decided to start another one immediately. This next challenge is going to be bigger, better, and all around more challenge-tastic! By that I mean we have at least four new contestants, the weather is a shit ton nicer so people will definitely be more motivated, AAAAAAANNNNNDDD it has been brought to my attention that it might be nice to start an online challenge (thank you Sarah over at http://fatsosarah.blogspot.com/) and I definitely agree. What I have decided to do is to combine the two challenges, the online and the real life people can all compete against each other. Now here's where it gets a bit tricky because of the cash prize and all that. I obviously would never expect anyone out there in bloggy bloggy land to send us a check ($20 entrance fee plus $1 for every weigh in you skip, and pound you gain), so what I'm going to do is put together some sort of prize package for the winner of the online challenge. One challenge, two winners.... Get it? It makes sense to me, but that's not really saying too much.

The whole point really is that this sort of friendly (mostly) competition is a great motivator. Feeling like there are other people in the same situation with the same goals and struggles as you makes it all just a little bit easier.

So we have a couple of weeks until the next challenge starts, right now what you can do if you are interested in participating you should send me an email, or just add your name in the comments here and I will know to keep you updated on what's going on.

11 comments:

  1. Meeeeeeee! I want in!

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  2. I would Love to join and i also would like to send something for the online winner, i can donate a cool water bottle or something.

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  3. Lauren email me you address and I will ship you something for the prize package.

    diariesofafatgirl@gmail.com

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  4. Ok....sign me up for this. I need to do something to get my fat ass off the couch and drop some of this baggage :)

    Keep me posted on my Tea Witch Loses It blog.

    Let's do this!!! I'll also see if I can manage to find something nifty to donate to the prize package.

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  5. AWESOME! I still need to figure out how the prize is going to work. I was thinking that the winner could just provide their address and then everyone can send them whatever they are contributing to the prize package. What do you think? Instead of everything coming to me to be sent out again.

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  6. I'm down for you guys sending me prizes when I win!! LOL!!!!

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  7. I appreciate your jump start on the smack talk. I like your style!

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  8. Lauren, do the online people need to be folks you already know, or is it open to anyone who reads your blog? I'd like in, but I don't want to nose in as an outsider...

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  9. You're more than welcome to join us! Glad to have you!

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  10. Yay! I'll think of something awesome to contribute to the prize-pool.

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