Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday is Weigh in Day!

Just wanted to repost this so it would be at the top of the blog!!
Tomorrow is the big day!!!!
Don't forget to get your weights in before 12:00 noon (MST) to Melissa! If they are not in, you will not be eligible for a winning prize!! Melissa's email is: luck Everyone!! :) Household item that needs to be included in the photo is: a measuring spoon. :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Before Pictures TAKE 2!!

After seeing your concerns and excitement over the idea of requiring pictures, I've decided to outline it better and start the poll over. I want to make sure that EVERYONE understands what this rule would entail BEFORE they vote!
If the rule were to go into effect this is what the requirements would be.
* A before picture is to be taken at the beginning of the competition (or in this case ASAP). These pictures should be emailed to where they will NOT be published, just stored!
* The before picture must be a full body picture. If you have a picture with your full body that you would like to use, you are welcome to do that.
* At the end of each month the winners would be required to take an "After Pic" in the same outfit as whatever they were wearing in their before pic. (This could be jeans and a t-shirt but preferably something that is semi-form fitting. Like jeans and a shirt that is tighter....) THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE BIKINI OR SKIMPY CLOTHING PICS!! TAKE YOUR PICS IN SOMETHING YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH!
* If a person wins who is not comfortable posting their pictures on the internet, they may EMAIL the picture to for verification. (Know that if you choose to not post them, the pics will be seen by Tammy, Melissa and Karilynn. BUT no one else HAS to see them!!)
* If a person is willing to post them on their blog they are welcome and ENCOURAGED to do it.
SO.. now that you understand what it would mean... let's try the poll thing again.

Thursday is weigh in day!!

Don't forget to get your weights in before 12:00 noon (MST) to Melissa! If they are not in, you will not be eligible for a winning prize!! Melissa's email is:
Good luck Everyone!! :) Household item that needs to be included in the photo is: a measuring spoon. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Before pictures.

Okay, so we did not make it a rule beforehand that before pictures MUST be taken in order to win prizes. This is something that many other ONLINE weight loss competitions REQUIRE because there is no other way to VERIFY weight loss without full body images. Because the competition has already began, it would be wrong to create a new rule HOWEVER, if the majority of women are also wanting this rule to be in effect then we can add it and enforce it. SO... Let us know what you think about ADDING THIS AS A RULE by voting on the poll to the right.

Should we REQUIRE pictures as
verification of weight loss?

Don't worry gals, if we add this rule we will start enforcing it next month and require them for the rest of the competition.

Just as an example...

It's great to have pictures like this because no one can deny that the 17 lbs that were claimed lost are gone! So... what do you think?

*You would NOT be required to take pics in any particular outfit. We would just like you to wear the same outfit in both pictures or at least outfits that are similar to eachother AND something that is semi-form fitting. (We cannot see progress in a sweatshirt!) Even JEANS AND A T-SHIRT would be acceptable!*

Monday, September 21, 2009


Okay... the prizes will be paid out as listed below:
1st - $100
2nd - $60
3rd - $40
Prizes will be based on PERCENTAGE of weight LOST.

First weigh in is only 9 days away! Keep in mind that weights are due to Melissa: by NOON (mountain time) THURSDAY 10/1. Just wanted to give gals who may work a heads up that those weights have to be in by NOON to be eligible for the prizes so if you have to work that day, make sure to get your weights done before you head off or even the night before.
Thanks to all of you who are keeping up on your blogs. Can't wait to see how much weight we've shed this month!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blog posts

HEY GIRLS!! Just wanted to remind you that you need to be blogging WEEKLY. It seems the gals who aren't keeping up on their blogs are also the ones who never sent me e-mail addresses so I have no way to remind them. If you would like reminders, and aren't already getting them, please send your email address to Thanks to all of you who are keeping up on your blogs. It's so fun to follow your progress.

One other thing.. if you would like a text message everyday... just like a "hey, have you done your workout today?" or "Move it move it!" email your cell phone numbers to the same address. I have unlimited texts and would be happy to send a little added support daily to anyone who wants it!

The money is all in and we will be posting the totals soon! Thanks for your patience. :o)

Saturday, September 12, 2009


The suggestions for prizes are now in a poll!
The poll will be up till Monday at 5:00 PM!
PlEaSe OnLy OnE VoTe PeR PaRtIcIpAnT! ;o).

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Okay.. so we are still waiting for some snail mail money but I thought we could safely throw out ideas on how much prizes will be.  We are going to have 3 prizes each month.  Lets plan on the monthly prizes adding up to $200 per month.  (This means we will have at least $250 for the overall winner.  We can plan on throwing ANYTHING above and beyond that onto the top of the overall winner pot!!!)  In general we will find that the overall winner will be placing every month so I promise they will win lots of money along the way!! ;o) 

SOOOO  If there is $200 to split 3 ways... how should we do it?

Throw out your suggestions or agree with a suggestion someone else throws out!  Just make sure to make your voice heard!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

You might think we are crazy....

If some of you see some posts, then came back and they were gone! LOL Karilynn and I have been trying to get a message board up and running for all of us. We will be able to communicate much better over there. Blogs are just not as easy. And especially with such a large group.
So get on over to the Biggest Losers Message board at Don't forget to register, and if you don't use your real name, please put your real name in your siggy line, so we know who we are chatting with!! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Please vote!

Because this is a group competition we want your opinion. All of us contribute so all of us have a say in how things go. Of course, with such a large group we will have to go by the majority. We will have a prize at the end for the overall winner, but as far as monthly prizes go, we want to know... How many monthly winners should there be? Should we go for 1st, 2nd and 3rd or stick to just 2, or 1?
Please take a sec and let us know what YOU think on the poll to your right!
Oh and PLEASE only one vote per participant!
THANKS!! ;o)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I have gotten a LOT of Payments....

From the mail and paypal. I just haven't had the time to update the blog! I will either do it Monday or Tuesday! Thanks guys!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Share the LOVE!

Just a reminder that it's nice to leave comments on others blogs :) If someone leaves a comment for you, share the love by leaving a comment for them :)

Thanks :)

Also, I said this in our last BL challenge, but everyone needs to change their comments to "full page" or "pop up window". Not everyone can comment (well at least I can't, and I LIKE to support people by commenting). So if you go to "settings" and then "comments" and you have "Embedded below post", please change it to one of the other two options. :) Thanks! This way everyone can comment and help you on your weight loss journey!

Getting close!

Just a reminder that the deadline to get your money and weights in is TOMORROW (9/5)! We will give you until the end of the day. Please make sure to send a picture to Melissa AND post your weight on the entry below. Also, if you have not made your payment by tomorrow (or have not talked to Tammy about it) you will be moved from the "Biggest Losers 2009" list to the "Support Other Losers" list and be ineligible for prizes.
This competition has changed my life!! I KNOW it can change yours! :o) Good luck gals!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I'm hoping to get an e-mail list together so I can send out reminders for weigh-ins, blogging etc. Please send a message to if you would like to receive these reminders. ALSO, I've started a yahoo group for our comp. SOOO if you want to be a member send your email so I can send you an invite! THANKS!

*THANKS to those of you who have already sent me your e-mail addresses! I have about half of you! WOULD LOVE a complete list.*

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Looking to sign up?

If you are hoping to sign up for this competition the deadline is Saturday September 5th. Please state your name and leave a link to your weight loss blog here! (If you've already signed up, we will get your link up ASAP!) Remember, your money is due by Saturday! Once we get all the contributions we will be able to list "how much" the monthly and overall prizes will be. So excited to be a loser with all of you!

Starting weights!

Hey guys, Melissa here....

I have a favor...if everyone could leave a comment HERE and tell me your starting weight, I would appreciate it! With so many girls this time, I don't want to have to weed through emails! Thanks for sending in pictures!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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