Sunday, October 27, 2013

Final Results!!!

Thank you for your patience in getting these results out to you!

In keeping with tradition, first of all I want to recognize the top teams for Week 8!

1st Place – Black Team
2nd Place – White Team
3rd Place – Green Team
4th Place – Red Team
5th Place – Fuchsia Team



The FINAL RESULTS for the 3 prize money categories!

1- The team with the HIGHEST OVERALL POINTS is....


Congratulations Black Team, you all rocked this challenge, 8 weeks in a row! You will all receive a check in the mail!

I also want to recognize the top 5 teams for all 8 weeks!
2nd Place goes to the GREEN Team
3rd Place goes to the RED Team
4th Place goes to the WHITE Team
5th Place goes to the FUCHSIA Team

2 - The Participants who maintained PERFECT POINTS ALL 8 WEEKS are...

Larry & Lynette Wilson of the Black Team
Kelly & Lisa Thomson of the Green Team
Melanie Francis of the White Team

This is a huge accomplishment! You will all receive a check in the mail!

3 - Finally, the participant with the highest % of weight loss for the 8 weeks challenge is...

Will Empey of White Team who lost 14.8% of his starting body weight!

SUPER IMPRESSIVE! You will receive a check in the mail!

So many of you had very high percentages over the 8 weeks, I will recognize those with 7% body weight loss or more.

Reagan Dickson of the Orange Team lost 9.3%!
Rachel Fuhriman of the Red Team lost 8.6%!
Sue Carlile of the Yellow Team lost 7.9%!
Clint Francis of the White Team lost 7.4%!
Stephanie Lyons of the Black Team lost 7.4%!
Amanda Faye Wilford of the Fuchsia Team lost 7.1%

We also had some impressive number with Inches lost in the last 4 weeks of competition and while this wasn't a prize earning category we wanted to recognize those who lost 5 or more inches!

Clint Francis (Fuchsia) lost 9 inches in 4 weeks!
Lisa Thomson (Green) lost 8 inches!
Kelly Thomson (Green) lost 6 inches!
Benjamin Farnes (Green) lost 5.5 inches!
Adrianne Elliot (Black) lost 5.5 inches!

These are me impressive numbers and I am grateful to have been blessed to have been able to be a part of this challenge and watch each one of you succeed in improving your lifestyle and health in one way or another! Thanks for sticking with us for a long ride! You may have noticed by my name never appeared above! I know there are many of you just like me who may not have been in the top numbers but who still benefitted from this challenge!

I think I can speak for Lynette as well when I say that our goal was to create a challenge that did just that...challenged us to be better than we were and to pay more attention to those things that matter our spiritual and physical health! It has been fun to get to know some of you through the FB page. We know it wasn't a “perfect” challenge and there were some kinks and bumps on the road, but we have appreciated all of your comments on how it has benefited you, that makes it worth it! Thank you for being your own kind of inspiring!

The holidays are upon us...don't neglect your OVERALL WELLNESS! Keep your new habits and have a very blessed an happy end of the year!

(NOTE: On the business side of things! Each of you who earned 95% or more points for 4 or more weeks will receive a check in the mail. We hope to mail all of the checks out by next Wednesday. If you wouldn't mind calculating how many 95% weeks you had [not including the bonus] and letting us know that will save us hours! You will receive $1 for each 95% or higher week. Up to $8 returned. The remaining $ will be split and given to our prize winners!)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Final Point Report/ Weight Loss % Points

Tonight is the last of the challenge, and tomorrow is your last point report!  I hope this has been a great 8 weeks for each of you and that you have each taken the opportunity to evaluate the things that were especially difficult for you with this challenge and have made some plans for continuing to live healthier.  I know for me the two hardest parts of the challenge were writing in my journal every day and getting at least 7 hours of sleep five nights of the week.  But I also know I feel a LOT better emotionally when I have written things down and have an accounting for what I've been doing and how I feel about things, so for me the journal writing is very important to how I feel overall.  And with the sleep, it's pretty much a no-brainer that I just feel SOOOO much better when I have consistently gotten the 7 hours of sleep each night.  You know what else I've discovered?!  The house hasn't fallen apart without me staying up until 2:00 a.m. to do a couple loads of laundry or make bread, or whatever else I used to think would make the house fall apart!  Good thing to learn!  I hope you have each looked at things that make a big difference for you and will really work at continuing to have them be a part of your lives.

WEIGHT LOSS % POINTS--. You will get 1 point per 0.1% weight loss. For instance, if I lost 4.8% of my body weight during this competition, I would get 48 points. It is calculated by taking the total pounds lost divided by your starting weight times 100 to get your weight loss %.  For instance, let's say I started the challenge at 200 lbs and I lost 20 lbs.  I would get out the calculator and put in 20 (total lbs lost) then divide that by 200 (starting weight), which would equal .1, then would times that by 100 which equals 10%, so I would get 100 points on the weight loss % box (this isn't very realistic because I doubt many people are going to lose 20 lbs over the course of 8 weeks, it's more realistic that you probably lost closer to 5-12 lbs).  It may sound a little confusing, but I promise it works if you will just take lbs lost, divide your starting weight then times that by 100.  That will be the correct number!  

INCHES POINTS--Measure yourself again, just like you did at the end of week 4. For each 1/2 inch you have lost SINCE WEEK FOUR, NOT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CHALLENGE you will get 5 points.  Measure your waist, hips, arm, thigh, and neck.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bonus challenge for Week #8

1) Take an "after" picture--5 points
You don't have to show anyone, so put on something that shows your body. Take a couple shots from different angles, and you may be surprised when you look back at how far you've come.

2) Evaluate your goal(s) and determine if you earned your reward(s)--10 points

3) Determine what you are going to do to continue being healthy--10 points
Look at the areas that have been especially hard for you during the challenge and make two goals about how you can carry on with those aspects of your life.

4) Report to a teammate--10 points
Report your goals/rewards from this challenge, and the goals you made for your healthy lifestyle to continue to one or more members of your team.

Results Week 6

Congratulations to our TOP 5 teams for Week 6!
1st Place – GREEN TEAM
2nd Place – BLACK TEAM
3rd Place – BROWN TEAM
4th Place – RED TEAM
5th Place – YELLOW TEAM
16 of you conquered yet another week of perfect points!
Green Team - Lisa & Kelly Thomson, Jessica Farnes & Marinda Morgan
Black Team - Mary Ann Lyons, Anita Slaugh, Larry & Lynette Wilson
Brown Team - Chris Koehler & Judy Gordon
Red Team - Rachel Fuhriman & Tamy Mahoney
White Team - Melanie Francis & Sheryl Mills
Orange Team – Brian Kearsley
Fuchsia Team – Amanda L Wilford
I am super impressed with those who are still losing weight! 3 lost 2 or more pounds!
Benjamin Farnes lost 3 lbs, Reagan Dickson lost 2.4 lbs & Jessica Farnes lost 2 lbs
We have two weeks left in the challenge. As for myself I am so grateful to have had a great team to motivate me, make me laugh and enjoy the process of trying yet again to get hold of these very important habits. It is exactly what I needed to get back on track! I am looking forward to the next 2 weeks and hope all of you find some resolve deep down to keep your motivation, find it if you lost it and share it with your team!
I know several of you have discussed continuing on with another challenge or just continuing reporting to each other after the challenge is over and I think that is awesome! There is great power in numbers!
Have a great week 7!!!
P.S. Please don't forget to figure out how many weeks you've achieved 95% of total possible points (not counting weight loss & inches lost) and let us know!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Results Week #5!!!!!

You are in the home stretch, don't give up now!  I am so proud of you all for investing in a healthier future by your actions today!  We have 14 participants who achieved PERFECT POINTS this week and I am going to highlight them all as that is a very big accomplishment!

Black: Larry and Lynette Wilson, Adrianne Elliott, Mary Ann Lyons, and Anita Slaugh
Orange: Brian and Kara Kearsley
Green: Jessica Farnes, Kelly and Lisa Thomson
White: Melanie Francis
Brown: Chris Koehler and Melissa Allen
Fuchsia: Amanda Faye Wilford

Our weight loss has tapered off significantly but many of you are maintaining what you have been losing, good job!  I will highlight those that lost 2 or more lbs:
Black: Larry Wilson 2, Lynette Wilson 5, Adrianne Elliott 2
Red: Rachel Fuhriman 3
Orange: Kara Kearsley 2.5, Reagan Dickson 3.6
White: Will Empey 3.5

Our Team winners this week:
1st Place: Black
2nd Place: Green
3rd Place: Orange
4th Place: Fuchsia

Good job to all the teams!  You have all been working really hard!

As we are wrapping up the challenge we need to start figuring out who is still at perfect points overall and who is at 95% or higher of their possible weekly points.  Our computer program for point reporting doesn't figure anything like this out for us, it has to be done by going through each person one week at a time.  As we do our point reporting we haven't had the time to figure it out as we go.  Our favor for each of you is if you have been keeping track and KNOW how many weeks you are at 95% or higher of possible points will you please let Kara or I know so our figuring will be easier at the end of the challenge.  To be at 95% you have to have 198 points BEFORE weight or bonus points.  Perfect points each week is 208 points before weight and bonus.  Thanks for your help with this.

I'd like to share two websites that have been very beneficial to me.  One is it is a great article our health care provider sent us to help educate us.  It is an article about the benefits of getting plenty of sleep and how it is closely connected with weight loss.  As I have been involved in this health challenge and have been so determined to stay at perfect points I have really noticed a HUGE difference in many areas as I have consistently gotten 7 hours of sleep a night.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

The other website is and I have a favorite website called and these links are from her personal trainer, Jonathan Roche. The first is "The Win Tomorrow" checklist and the second is "The Win Today" checklist.  Both are great!

I have been excited to see the good habits I am developing and the changes taking place for me both physically and in my attitude towards food and exercise.  I hope you are all having a good experience with the challenge as well.  Good luck with the last two and a half weeks!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

P.S. Don't fill in the weight loss percentage yet

At the end of week four you take measurements, but don't do anything with the weight loss percentage yet...still leave that blank until the last week of the challenge.

Reporting Inches Point

It's time to take measurements!  Hopefully even if you haven't seen much of a difference on the scale you will see a difference when you measure yourselves this week.  The way you figure your points with inches, is you will get points for every 1/2 inch or every full inch.  For every inch you lose you get 10 points, or 5 points for 1/2 inch.  For example, if I lose 2 inches off my waist and 1/2 inch off my hips I will report 25 points on the section that says "inches points" when I report tomorrow.   I shouldn't see any reports except for 5 point increments, no 1/4 inch points, sorry.  I hope you are all pleased with your results!