Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Biggest Loser

Hi Friends and Family,

I've been wanting to be a healthier me in 2008 but am lacking a bit of will power. I'm in need of a little motivation. So, to make the journey a bit more fun and get a much needed kick in the pants, I've decided to host a "Biggest Loser" Contest. It will be simple. Anyone who wants to join, CAN. We'll start on Monday the 4th of February and work hard for 12 weeks. The end date will be April 28th. At that time the winner will be the person who has lost the largest percentage of body weight. That's it!

Along the journey we can be each other's cheerleaders, motivators, coaches, sounding boards, support systems! We can share workout ideas, recipes, meal ideas, motivation techniques, goals and plans. I think it will be fun!

One question: What would you like to do for a winning prize? I have two ideas. 1)Everyone donates a minimum of $10 to the pot. Whoever wins, takes all. 2) Everyone who participates, commits to sending "something" to the winner. (a fun book, homemade something, healthy cooking cookbook. The ideas are endless and you're all fun and creative.) So, in your reply (the one where you say want to join me!) Let me know which idea you like best!

Please e-mail me or leave a comment ASAP if you would like to join. I will then e-mail you back with more info!

I'm excited for this fun, feel good journey!!!!

Lisa-Marie

lisamariejensen@gmail.com

P.S. I'm also looking for someone who might want to be a mediator of sorts. Someone who might not want to compete but would be willing to keep track of beginning and ending weights and announce the winner. I don't want to do this part, cause, well...I want to play and don't want anyone to feel like the competition is rigged!!!! :) It would be really simple. Let me know if you are interested. THX!

P.S.S Share this on your own blogs if you want. The more the merrier!

23 comments:

Paige said...

I'm in but I will NOT be taking picture in a jog bra and spandex like they do in that show. It's just mean!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Yeah, I'd love to watch on the sidelines but I have a major phobia of letting anyone else know what I weigh. With all three pregnancies, I kicked hubs out of the room when the nurse went to weigh me. NO ONE should ever know that number (not even me).

Eli & Angela said...

I would like to join in the fun, but I'm still in weight gain mode (sigh). Can I join in the middle (although I'll lose some of my weight all at once on the 27th of Feb.) I will need to lose a lot more after that, so if I can join after you've started, count me in. What a fun idea. Count on you to think of something like this. You don't even look like you have anything to lose, but I guess Sirri thinks otherwise. =)

Kim said...

count me in. i think it will be fun and if nothing else, good to know others are watching! maybe that will make me stick to it. thanks sister

James & Dawn said...

So funny that you're starting this! I starting something just like it for myself after finding Kelly's Triathlon blog. Check it out if you need ideas or motivations! I'll check in with you guys, sounds like fun!
http://bornagainhealthnut.blogspot.com

katie said...

I won't be playing... but I'm excited for everyone. I would love to watch from the sidelines, be your cheerleader of sorts. I always feel amazing after workouts, keeps you happy for rest of the day...

I wish that for all of you - to FEEL better. Because really, that's what it's all about.

katie said...

and THANK YOU for your thoughts on Jared. He truly is that way, you can't help but meet and fall in love with him... there's just something about him (maybe it's the way he giggles in his sleep).

:)

janelle said...

Just hope that Kelly the triathlete doesn't join or all other contestants are toast! Maybe just don't think about it.

I'll have fun watching from the sidelines, too, but working on things for sure. I just have keep myself on a lifestyle kind of program or I visit binge city when the diet's over. April 29th would be a bad day for me. Congrats and good luck! Oh, I did just start a healthy blog for a cookbook I'm writing with my mom for anyone interested: www.simplydeliteful.blogspot.com - it's linked on my regular blog too.

NT Weekes Family ~ said...

Oh Lisa! You're so GrEat! :o>
I'm a much better cheerleader (oh wait, weren't you a cheerleader in HS?!)on the side lines... with the crazy life i have right now, i don't think i could commit to working out, ( i just get a work out with my busy life)I like the warmth & the sun & will wait 'till then, so I can run outside! :o)
GOOOO GIRLS!!! see I'm a good cheerleader! lol

Denae said...

I will cheer for you all! This is such a great idea ! Good luck to everyone.

Talia said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I'd love to "play"! I'm sure i'll be whistling a different tune come Feb. 5th! Infant, my first thought was "I'd love to participate, but I know i'll loose. Might as well pull that 10 bucks out and put it in the nearest jar!" Keep me posted! Thanks Lisa-Marie!
taliabrynn@hotmail.com

P.s. Does this mean I actually have to get on the scale and see the dreaded beginning weight? I just began to feel nauseous....maybe I should rethink this!

Lisa-Marie said...

Paige: YEAH! I'm glad that you are in! No spandex. I promise. Not even ANY pics if you don't want. I told you this will be easy and Fun! This will help with the 1/2 marathon don't you think?!?! And think how skinny we'll be for blogapalooza!

Talia: DON'T rethink it! Please join us!!! Just think, we could even meet in Idaho Falls and go for a brisk walk around the mall together or something! What a great workout that would be!!! hee hee. It would be REALLY FUN though. So join us! I'm counting you in. See, great motivating happening already!

Anyone else? Anyone else? Come on girls!!!!!

I'll e-mail you with more info soon "joiners!"

Bridget said...

How about body fat percentage loss? I have been trying for 3.5 years to lose 5-8 pounds of pregnancy weight and the scale does NOT budge. I think just checking the body fat percentage for me will be my only hope.

Talia said...

I'm in!! I was only teasing about the rethinking thing...besides my behind talked me into it!

Nortorious said...

I can't agree to this because of the name. Must we call these poor out of shape people losers? Besides, I'm on my way up, baby!

Jessica said...

OKAY OKAY...I just really hate to lose at any competition! And I am all about the real--I will totally broadcast my weight.

gab said...

I'm with Christie...too self-conscious to join, but happy to watch and cheer and maybe get motivated myself.

Lauren said...

I am so proud of you...I will be everyone's personal cheerleader. Go, ladies, go..go!

I can't think of anything really clever like you and Celia do...but I wish all of you the best! :D

Mom/Grandma Bigelow said...

Lisa, You come up with the greatest ideas. I'm in . . . I'll send you my $10.00 for someone else to have at the end. I'll even send a special reward tothe winner. But I'm disqualifying myself from winning because I WILL NOT broadcast my weight in public!!!! You know I've talked about losing some weight for months and with our cruise coming up in August I really want to look great! So I'll keep you posted on how I progress. I love you dolly. Mom

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

We have to broadcast our weight? Now I'm nervous.

Lisa-Marie said...

No one has to ANNOUNCE their weight. You only have to send it to one person. That is all. No one else will know your. No worries girls!

SusieQ said...

I don't know any of you, so maybe that makes it easier...I'm in.

Jessica said...

Hello!! My name is Jessica, and even though I do not know you, I followed the link through Talia. I would really like to join, if possible.
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