Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Weight Loss Challenge starts now!

Every year, it starts with Halloween... the slow re-entry of candy into our house (and my belly). Then comes Thanksgiving with the big heavy meals and relaxing drinks (oh' sweet Baileys and Pumpkin Pie Liqueur...) Finally, the nearly month long Christmas... sweet treats everywhere you go, endless social gatherings and reduced exercise time. What was your net holiday gain?  All the holiday joy made made my heart swell. Unfortunately, so did my tummy...

So without delay, I invite you to join my second Weight Loss Challenge!  I've revamped things from the last challenge to make it less time-consuming for me. After all, I need all the time I can get to prep healthy meals (my biggest downfall!).  If you're serious about dropping some pounds, this challenge will be great accountability for you, as well as motivation!

Go ahead... swipe this image for your own blog,
but link back to here please.  More the merrier!

Run Your A$$ Off 
Weight Loss Challenge 2013
**Note: You don't have to really run, but I highly recommend it! 

Here's how it works...

• You have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your starting weight. (Ex. If your starting weight is 175lbs, your goal is then to lose at least 7 lbs, a little less than 2 lbs per week.)  Manageable, healthy, sustainable weight loss.

• At the start of each round, participants add $10 into the pot. After the 4 week challenge is done, everyone who hits their 4% goal is a winner and splits the pot. In essence, you are earning your weight loss!  I'm keeping the entry amount low because I want this to be more about the weight. Think about the money as just added incentive!

• There will be three rounds of this challenge, each 4 weeks long. Everyone has different amounts of weight to lose, so you can choose to play one round or all three...
Round One:  Dec. 31 - Jan. 28
Round Two:  Jan. 28 - Feb. 24
Round Three:  Feb. 25 - March 25

• The challenge is managed by DietBet.com. You will need a digital scale and camera/smartphone in order to submit your weigh-in pictures. (For in-depth details on how it works, see the DietBet.com page here.)  There are only two mandatory weigh-ins (start and finish), but I do encourage you to weigh in each Monday. Complete DietBet Rules found here.

• In addition to the DietBet.com payout at the end of each round, I will also be awarding a PRIZE PACK to the highest % winner of each round.  Bonus!

Are you ready to lose?!?!
I know you can do it... I'd even BET on it! 

Round Three begins Monday, Feb. 25!
New participants welcome with each round.
Please spread the word and add your friends! 


61 comments:

  1. Ohh so exciting and having to spend my hard earned money will make me work harder to stay on track!

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    1. THAT is what really motivates me too. I'm very conservative with money (ask my hubs!) so when I spend, I take it seriously. Good Luck!

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    2. Money is a GREAT motivator. I have never participated in a challenge where you can actually make money - looking forward to it:)

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  2. aww if only a digital scale wasn't needed (I use my wii). Love this idea Jess!

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  3. Oh my goodness....I was lamenting this morning that my workplace is not hosting biggest loser again...I am not so good at self motivation. I'm in!

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  4. I so need this motivation. I was at a great weight at marathon time but just like you said the weight creeps on with each holiday until I am about 12 lbs over. Count me in. I so need an accountability partner right now.

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  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This is exactly what I needed. All signed up and ready to go!! The pot is at $630!!

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  6. Sounds like a great way to kick off my working out. I'm in!

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  7. I'm in, thanks for the challenge Jess!! I totally NEED this!!

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  8. Dang it, I'd love to do join in but don't have access to a digital scale.

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  9. Just joined. I need this motivation to get the weight off!!!

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  10. I thought about doing this too but I use my Wii for weighing myself...no digital scale in sight...LOL. Sounds like fun and a great motivator! I have a few pounds (not from the holidays thankfully) to lose so it would be just the thing...

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  11. awesome! I'll have to join! Never heard of dietbet, but how cool! Thanks for keeping us motivated and on track!

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  13. Would we be able to use a Wii to meausre weight loss? I've weighed in and compared to a digital scale at my Dr's office and its pretty accurate.
    Thanks

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  14. I joined your DietBet challenge before I had read your site. I am so excited to try the challenge and that I found your blog! It's a great read and is definitely helping with my motivation! :)

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  15. Just signed up!!! Woohoo! I hope this helps me stay on track. I've mostly been maintaing for a year now and I'm ready to keep going :)

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  16. Just signed up! My doctor has cleared me to start running after the 1st (Havent run since my hip surgery in August) so between that and the holidays I have packed on the pounds. This challenge is just what I needed. Thank you Jess for always motivating me! :)

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  17. So excited! I've done a DietBet game before so I found yours, but small blogging world it is because I saw Bailey at Onederland or Bust posted about the game too! Love the challenge title ... Ties in wonderfully with my blog, Struggles With a Fat Ass. :D

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  18. Thought I had better to give this a try. I typically lose slower then this, but the cookies have been calling.

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  19. Does it matter where you live if you want to join in on this?

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  20. I'm interested, but I'm hung up on the digital scale thing. The instructions said "preferably digital." Could I do it with my doctor's scale? It's more accurate than most digital scales. And it doesn't matter if I don't/can't actually "run" with Jess, right? Bum ankle :-)

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  21. All signed up and ready to get back on track! It's been a rough month+.

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  22. Will complete sign up as soon as husband is back from taking daughter to lunch. Don't have a full length mirror. Hmm, wonder what that says about me . . . :) Thanks for organizing!

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  23. Awesome!! Got all signed up - I think it might hit 5 grand before tomorrow! Woohoo!

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  24. Great idea! Both me and my husband are signed up. I've been reading your blog for awhile now and find it really inspirational. Thank you!

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  25. I am trying to sign up, but everytime I try to join your game it keeps jumping back to the same pop up box :( Any ideas how to get past this? I want in!!!

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    1. Finally got in, and weighed in- I am officially in this thing :)

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  26. I'm excited to do this! I sooo needed this extra motivation. Good luck everybody!

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  27. Just wondering - I used PayPal and it doesnt show up that I paid yet? How does that work? Thanks, Angie

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  28. Am I the only person that has tried to join this challenge and it instead keeps jumping to "Rachel's challenge"?

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  29. I know I am late (what else is new?)but I am in!!

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  30. Jess - can you possibly take a picture of the screen using the Wii scale.. it is digital :D

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    1. Honestly, I don't really know. The rules are made and managed by Dietbet.com They keep the rules pretty firm to maximize fairness.

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  31. This is awesome!! Thanks Jess!!

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  32. I would love to sign up for round three. Wish I would have stumbled upon this sooner! Thanks!

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  33. Im on round 2! How do I sign up for the newsletter?

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  34. When can we sign up for round 3?? I really need this and i have been waiting to sign up. I found you a few weeks ago!

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  35. trying to figure out how to do a full length pic and then will sign up. no mirror and single, going to see if I can get my neighbor to take a pic of me *yikes*

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