The 1st mini challenge is off to a great start. Nicky made use of her social network to draw in many votes yesterday, and I’m proud to report that we are in
Ninth place! At the beginning of the day yesterday, we had only about 8 votes, so to have 40 votes at this point is quite a feat! Way to go, Nicky!
Now, some people are wondering, why do we care about votes? What’s the point? Well, the point is motivation and accountability. If you’re asking people for votes, you’re explaining what it’s for—and the more people that know you’re part of a challenge, the more people who will help you meet your goals or cheer you on in your efforts. For example, someone yesterday gave me a Cadburry Crème Egg. I told them I was part of a 12-week weight loss challenge, and gave it back to them—and asked them for their vote! Now, this person knows what’s up and won’t offer me chocolate any more, and we added 1 vote to our total.
How are you doing with your personal goals? Please comment with ONE or more successes from the past week 🙂
If you would like to vote, here are the three easy steps:
1. Access the HealthyWage website: http://www.healthywage.com/leaderboards/team_standings/?team_challenge=80&secondary_filter=1
2. Using the drop-down menus, select “GE HealthAhead’s Lose Weight, Win Big 2014” and “Mini Challenge #1: Best Team Name and Before Photo”
3. Click on “Team Doge Wow Such Weight Loss!” and follow instructions to cast your vote.
I have joined a team challenge at work, and it’s off to such a fun start. I’m on a team with a group of four women at work and we have dubbed ourselves “Team Doge Wow Such Weight Loss!” The twelve week challenge kicks off with a mini-challenge to come up with the best team name (check!) and best team “before” photo (check!)
I would love it if you could check out our submission (below) and vote for us on the HealthyWage website (http://www.healthywage.com/leaderboards/team_standings/?team_challenge=80&secondary_filter=1). This site is just like Diet Bet and Biggest Loser, except you cannot lose more than 1.5% of your weight/week and no more than 16.75% of your weight over the course of the challenge. I’m really excited to have a team of co-workers to tackle this with. They’ve been instrumental in my motivation this week 🙂
[EDIT: added directions – access the link, and then select “GE HealthAhead’s Lose Weight, Win Big 2014” and “Mini Challenge #1: Best Team Name and Before Photo”]
Jeff’s family was visiting between Christmas and New Years Eve, so I’ve been scarce as far as this blog goes. They’re gone, though, so I’m back 🙂
Today started out rough. My back hurt, and I was supposed to be to work at 9, but Taz has a worrisome sneeze, and he’s been ripping his fur out. A trip to the vet revealed no cause for the fur pulling, but his sneezing is probably feline herpes virus. His hypothyroid seems to be stabilized, but they’ll be checking his T4 anyway.
Lunch included a spicy chicken sandwich at 11, and a lunchable at 2.
Skittles and water mean my habits from 2013 haven’t but the dust just yet, but my fitness challenge says I’m trying: