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Old 02-27-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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WISH Away the Pounds **Maddening March Challenge** All Welcome

Most of us have stuggled our way through February, so will March be just as maddening????


Welcome to WISH Away the Pounds *~*Maddening March 2014 edition*~*



Please read the complete instructions in post 2, and then let me know if you have any questions.
The philosophy behind our new challenge: small achievable goals. One month at a time, one week at a time, one day at a time, one bite at a time.
Results will be posted as a % lost (pounds) towards monthly goal.


Thanks to Rose&Mike for creating our new challenge format which has been a great success!


Weigh in Days--Weight Loss
PM Weight to Eliza32
March 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 145, goal 5 pounds)
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
March 31 (last chance)


Weight Loss Goals:
10%, orange
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
90% red--FINISH STRONG!
100% WISH green


Weigh in Days--Maintainers:
March 1 (pm starting weight, maintain range, and goal for the month; 145, range 141-149, goal 4 weeks)
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
March 31 (last chance)


Maintainer Goals:
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
100%WISH green

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to *~*Maddening March*~* 2014 edition! Losers and Maintainers welcome!

Quick overview:
Weigh in days
March 1 (starting weight AND pounds lost goal for month; ex 145, goal 5 pounds)
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
March 31 (last chance)

Pm weights to Eliza32

How the challenge works:
This is the new and improved challenge that replaces the BL challenges. Like the show has evolved, so have our challenges and this format takes the best of that long standing tradition and makes it even better!

The goal of the new challenge is to meet your weight loss/maintain goals on a monthly basis. Results will be posted as percentages toward goal and your color will change as you approach your goal, similar to the exercise thread on the WISH boards. It is the hope that this new format will encourage some great discussions about weight loss, maintaining, diet, exercise and healthy living!

Heres how the new challenge will work. It is going to be a monthly individual challenge. Each month is a new start. You are competing against yourself to meet your goals for the month. No one will know your actual weight (unless you share it) except the hostess for the month. NO GOAL IS TOO SMALL.

Let me repeat: NO GOAL IS TOO SMALL. A loss is a loss is a loss. Your color will change based on your % lost toward goal.

If you want to take part, on March 1st you will pm Eliza32 (hostess for February) your starting weight AND your goal for the month. On Friday March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28 you can pm Eliza32 an updated weight. There is a last chance to update your progress on Monday 31st March

Each week the thread will be updated with your percentage toward goal.

Here is an example of what the stats will look like.


Updated January 7, 2014
Minnie Mouse 25.00 %
Daisy Duck 12.00 %
Goofy 0.00%
Donald Duck 33.33 %
Mickey Mouse 40.00 %


Weight Loss Goals:
10%, orange
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
90% red--ALMOST THERE!
100% WISH green

In this case Goofy, put on a few pounds, but that will be reported as 0%. We are not going to call people out, but just report positive moves towards your goal!

Minnie Mouse had a starting weight of 110 with a goal of 4 pounds. At her weigh in she reported a weight of 109 with a percentage loss of 25%.

Your color will change based on your % loss. If you gain, your percentage will decrease, and your color will change, but no one will know your weight except the hostess. Only your % loss toward goal will be reported. Negative percentages will not be reported

Participants (other than the hostess) will not know your pound lost goal or actual weight unless you choose to share it with them.

Maintainers will set a goal for the month of number of weeks they would like to stay in maintain range (+/- 4 pounds).
They will weigh in on the first day of the month and then on each of the weekends. Their results will be reported as percentages along with their goal.

For example:
Pluto 1/4 25%.

Pluto has a goal of maintaining all four weeks. He put on 1 pound at the first weigh in, but is in his maintain range.

Maintainer Goals
25% bright pink
50% purple
75% turquoise
100%WISH green

It really is pretty simple. Remember, no one will see your weight or pound loss goal except the hostess unless you choose to share it.

Percentage loss will be updated once a week. If you miss sending in your weight over the weekend, no big deal, just send an update the following weekend. Please understand that this is a volunteer job and the hostess will only be updating once a week.

Hopefully I have answered all of your questions.

Good luck! I look forward to seeing everyone meet their healthy living goals!

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Participant List

Losers:
50sjayne
araes2102 (Amanda)
BernardandMissBianca (Buffy)
bigsis1970 (Michelle)
BubblesNH (Michelle)
Castillo Mom (Lisa)
DisFam95
Eliza32 (Helen)
Flossbolna (Magdalene)
lisah0711 (Lisa)
lloydy (Jules)
momofdjc (Renee)
myweegirls (Liz)
ohMom (Molli)
PlutoBaby (Kimberley)
Raenstoirm (Carla Rae)
Ronda93 (Ronda)
Rose&Mike (Rose)
RoyalMom (Jaki)
runningjusme (Christine)
sammykster
The Rose227 (Erin)
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willonlyflytodisney (Stacey)

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:25 PM   #4
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Coaching Schedule

We will have coaches for this challenge. Coaches post the Question of the Day (QOTD), do replies, and generally keep our conversation moving. Coaching is a lot of fun and coaches often enjoy what we call "the coaching effect" and have a great loss the weeks that they coach. It is a lot of fun!

Here is the coaching schedule for March. The coaching time of five days seems to be working... giving us a little more variety and making it easier on our coaches who do so much for us.

These challenges are "run" by volunteers and it takes everyone participating to make a successful challenge.

3/01 - 3/05
3/06 - 3/10 Lisah0711 (Lisa)
4/11 - 3/15 willonlyflytodisney (Stacey)
3/16 - 3/20
3/21 - 3/25 Flossbolna (Magdalene)
3/26 - 3/31 bigsis1970 (Michelle)
Thanks to all who have volunteered to coach!



Future Challenges

We had a great year with our new WATP challenge format. We launched a new challenge format, had lots of lovely hostesses helping us along the way, and even had hostesses from Europe all summer which is a first for any WISH challenge that I know of.

But these challenges don't run themselves -- it takes a lot of effort from everyone especially our hostesses. One of the reasons we switched to the monthly format was to avoid hostess burnout. We need hostesses for future challenges. Any volunteers?

Future challenge hostesses:
April 2014 Friend of a Mouse
May 2014 willonlyflytodisney (Stacey)
June 2014 Flossbolna (Magdalene)
July 2014 araes2102 (Amanda)
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014 Lisah0711 (Lisa)
November 2014
December 2014

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:51 PM   #5
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I am signing up for March! And hope that this month will be better than the previous one. Starting middle of next week I can restart exercising after my injury and I can't wait! I need to have a no excuses month, my cruise is coming closer and I need to fit into my wonderful formal dress!!!!

Helen, thanks for hosting this month! I can coach for one 5-day-period and any is fine for me!
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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Thanks Magdalene, good to hear from you. You choose the dates you would like others can fit around that.......
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:55 PM   #7
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I'm in! Thanks so much for hosting!

My goals for this month are to cook dinner for myself, and eat no more than 1 frozen meal a week!

But, let's be real. My only goal this month is to somehow gain the ability to MAKE IT WARMER!!!

Come on, Spring!

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Old 02-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #8
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As a little starter...we usually go through the process of introducing ourselves.....

Thought I'd do a little list that we could all stick to???

Real Name (if you want to share....) Helen

Family: Married to DH 20 years, no children but one small ginger feline furbaby

Job/How you spend your days: Health & Safety Advisor for a local healthcare provider

Hobbies/Interests: Running, walking, camping, cooking

Your motivation for joining this thread: Finally decided enough was enough! I was 50 last year and decided it was time to get my act together before I had any serious health problems

Type of food/exercise plan you follow: Slimming World (UK weekly slimming club), I discovered a love of running last summer. I run 5K twice a week and do 1 zumba class a week at the moment

Anything else you want to tell us: I've been taking part in these challenges for 15 months and they have been a fantastic support and inspiration for me, Thanks Guys!!!
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I am signing up for March! And hope that this month will be better than the previous one. Starting middle of next week I can restart exercising after my injury and I can't wait! I need to have a no excuses month, my cruise is coming closer and I need to fit into my wonderful formal dress!!!!

Helen, thanks for hosting this month! I can coach for one 5-day-period and any is fine for me!
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:14 PM   #10
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I'm so in!! I'll be lucky to get back to my February starting weight by the end of February. What a mess of a month. My starting weight for March may need to come in on Monday the 3rd, given our weekend plans, but I'm in!

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I'm Liz!

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I'm 41, married to DH (Eric) for 10 years, 2 DDs (Anna is 9, and Tessa is 7). Two insane cats.

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Two paid jobs - I'm a budget & finance asst. director at George Washington University (in Academic Affairs), and I'm also the pre-production manager for an academic economics journal (peer-reviewed). Very egg-heady.

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I love singing, reading, movies, running, traveling to WDW (go figure)...not enough hours in the day for these fun pursuits!

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Your motivation for joining this thread:
I needed the extra push, that something beyond what I'd been doing, which was holding me steady but not getting me where I wanted to be. The support here is so helpful - I never feel like I'm alone, on my good days or my bad ones.

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WW, baby...I'm a lifetime member! I'm currently a little over my maintenance range, so I'm in the loser camp again this month. I put several pounds on while training for Dopey late last year (SO HUNGRY ALL THE TIME), and I've been trying to get them off ever since.

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You are all amazing and wonderful, and I'm privileged to know you! Here's to a great March!

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I'm in too! Looking forward to what March will bring. Let's do this!
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My first month here

I am very excited to join this board. This will be my first month doing this. I can't wait to get to know everyone here.

Real Name (if you want to share....) Sara

Family: Dating the best guy ever. We have be together for just over a year.

Job/How you spend your days: I am the manager at a small grocery store.

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time outside (walking,running,hiking), comic books and board games, Disney (no surprise), and youtube

Your motivation for joining this thread: Over the past couple of years I have been slowly losing weight. I know what I need to do to lose the weight I just need the motivation to stay on track and just do it. Plus i'm a M.O.H in a May wedding so I'd like to lose some weight before that.

Type of food/exercise plan you follow: My plan is eat less/healthier and move my body more.

Anything else you want to tell us: I'm sick and tired of almost reaching a goal then getting scared and gaining back the weight i worked so hard to lose. Enough is enough!
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:25 AM   #13
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HI Gang, I'm back for March.. I don't do my WW WI till tomorrow so I'll Pm the results on Monday..

I'll take the 3 days 26-27-28 for Coaching..


here is my intro!

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As a little starter...we usually go through the process of introducing ourselves.....

Thought I'd do a little list that we could all stick to???

Real Name (if you want to share....) Michelle
Family: Married to Hubs for 5.5 years, 2 children DD - 20 and DS -17 and one Chubby ginger feline furbaby..

Job/How you spend your days: Workflow coordinator in a large disabilty insurance company

Hobbies/Interests: scrapbooking, disney, cookinig & bakiing

Your motivation for joining this thread:
I have type 2 diabetes and need to get it under control so my Dr doesn't put me back on a once a week shot, plus 2015 is a big trip and I want to look stellar!

Type of food/exercise plan you follow: I do a WW and low carb combo for a food plan, try and get to the gym 3 to 4 days a week and do 1 zumba class a week at the moment

Anything else you want to tell us:I love the support we get here.. you all are wonderfully motivationing and I appreciate you all!!!
Happy Friday - hope everyone has a great weigh in and see you Monday..
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Thank you for hosting Helen!

And welcome to all the new folks!


I'm in, though I am not going to do my official weigh in until Sunday or Monday. We are traveling. I think we are going to have to cut our trip a little short because of this silly Titan storm. Oh well, what can you do? Unless we have entered a new ice age, it has got to get warmer sooner or later, right?

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Real Name (if you want to share....) Rose

Family: Married for a long time...27 yrs in May. Oh my, that is a long time! One 22 yo son who is a grad student and lives 500 miles away. No fur babies at the moment.

Job/How you spend your days: Part time donor data base administrator for a non-profit.

Hobbies/Interests: Running, walking, working out, cooking, gardening and decorating (though currently we are in an apartment). We do a lot of traveling in the US and usually go somewhere every 4-6 weeks.

Your motivation for joining this thread: I have been doing these threads starting with the BL threads in 2010. Lost 50+ pounds, but have put about 23 back on. At a minimum I need to drop at least 10 to get back to a place I feel a little more comfortable at.

Type of food/exercise plan you follow: I eat gf for health reasons and vegetarian because I choose to--but have found since going gf I have actually gained weight. After looking at the metabolic stuff, I have decided I need a little more protein, so I am going to be reading up a little more on that this month. I run or walk at least a mile every day (since Jan 1, 2013 ) and have set a goal of 2014 min of exercise every month this year. I also do yoga to keep the aches and pains under control.

Anything else you want to tell us: Nope, that's it.
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It's so nice to see all our new and returning particpants as we get ready to start another month!

Real Name (if you want to share....) Lisa

Family: Married for 20 years and one DS

Job/How you spend your days: Attorney

Hobbies/Interests: Running, reading, travel

Your motivation for joining this thread: I am a veteran of these challenges so I would not want to miss one!

Type of food/exercise plan you follow: Weight watchers.

Anything else you want to tell us: These challenges are a ton of fun and help you to never, ever give up!

Helen, thanks for hostessing this month! Sent you some coaching dates in my PM.

Here's to a successful March for all of us!
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