Biggest Loser Competition... are you in?

The competition has begun, yet again...


If you want to join in, here are the rules: 

(*This is only the point system... if you seriously want to do this among your own families, let me know and I'll email you the "official rules" with all of the "prize" info and all that...)

When does it start?  Monday January 14th

How long will it last?  11 weeks

When is the end date? March 31st (final weigh in April 1st)
 - Exercise: 1 point for every 30 minute session of exercise; weekly maximum of 6 points in a week

- Water: drink at least 64 oz of water every day; 1 point each day of compliance, with a maximum of 7 points per week

-No Sweets: no eating sweets allowed (candy, cake, ice-cream… you get the idea) 1 point for every day of compliance, 2 cheat days allowed (because I'm nice and Jared Poulson had a hard time with this rule last time around) weekly maximum 5 points 

- Eat Fruits: 1 point for every 1 cup measurement of fruit you eat each day (daily maximum 2 points, weekly maximum 14 points) - here is a handy little chart to tell you how much fruit constitutes 1 cup:  http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/fruits_counts_table.html

- Eat Veggies: 1 point for every 1 cup measurement of veggies you eat each day (daily maximum 2 points, weekly maximum 14 points) - here is a handy little chart to tell you how much veggies constitutes 1 cup: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/vegetables_counts_table.html

- No Soda: No drinking carbonation or soda (diet or regular) six days a week (you have 1 cheat day per week); 1 point for each day of compliance, with a maximum of 6 points per week 

- 9pm: No eating food after 9pm six days a week (you have 1 cheat day per week); 1 point for each day of compliance; maximum of 6 points per week
Let the games begin!

and just because I hate posting things without a picture,
 here are a few snapshots from the (FREEZING COLD) weekend:

We hit -18 degrees last night,
and since the heat in my car is broken, 
it's been frozen from the inside out!
Let's talk about how fun it is to scrape ice from the
inside of the windshield every time we drive...

Did I mention how much respect I have 
for people who only have 1 car??


Kelly Holford said...

hahaahahha Steph, I seriously love your blog! I just started following you and ended up going back to the beginning and reading everything! Hey, work is slow, what do you expect :)

Annie O.C. said...

I need to do this program!! You've laid it out very well so I am going to try.

Kaylee said...

Just look at that face! haha
Here I am, crying about the 28 degree weather and riding my bike in a foot of snow... Shute! -18? Please survive!
Also- biggest loser. I love everything about it.

Mary Claire Cook said...

Just found your blog, I love it! Excited to try out some of your recipe!

new follower :)


micolcirid said...

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