JANUARY - MARCH BIGGEST LOSER TEAM CHALLENGE STARTING SOON!!

Wiccandothis
Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
Are you interested in joining a new challenge group? Don't miss out on the next round of our BIGGEST LOSER TEAM CHALLENGE!!

If you're looking for some motivation and encouragement...a team challenge might be for you! Join our next round for a chance to compete with multiple teams while challenging yourself at the same time. This is also a great way of staying on track and remaining accountable during the upcoming holiday's! Let us help you to help yourself!!

The Biggest Loser Team Challenge will start up a new 9-week challenge on January 29th!! You must request to join and as soon as you are accepted, you have to post your weight during the initial weigh in. The initial weigh in will be open from Thursday, January 25th - Sunday, January 28th @ 10:00 pm PST. Please read over the dates and the rules for the challenge and if you are interested, please request to join the group here: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/23818-biggest-loser-team-challenge

Please take a few minutes to read through the challenge calendar and rules of the Biggest Loser Challenge and PLEASE pay extra attention to rules #5 and #6. Thank you :)

Your Moderators:
Wiccandothis
MonicaA2013
*We all post reminders to weigh ins, and also make good friends. :smile: Please feel free to add us as friends.*

Challenge Calendar:

Thursday, Jan.25th - Sunday, Jan. 28th: Initial Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, Jan. 29th: Week 1 Begins (Check the forum to see which team you are on, and the challenges for the week!)
Thursday, Feb.1st - Sunday, Feb. 4th: Week 1 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, Feb. 5th: Week 2 Begins and Week 1 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST (Check the forum to see the results from the previous week's weigh in every Monday.)
Thursday, Feb.8th - Sunday Feb 11th: Week 2 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, Feb. 12th: Week 3 Begins and Week 2 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST
Thursday, Feb. 15th - Sunday, Feb.18th: Week 3 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, Feb. 19th: Week 4 Begins and Week 3 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST
Thursday, Feb. 22nd - Sunday, Feb. 25th: Week 4 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, Feb. 26th: Week 5 Begins and Week 4 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST
Thursday, March 1st - Sunday, March 4th: Week 5 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, March 5th: Week 6 Begins and Week 5 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST (Officially Halfway!)
Thursday, March 8th - Sunday, March 11th: Week 6 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, March 12th: Week 7 Begins and Week 6 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST
Thursday, March 15th - Sunday, March18th: Week 7 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, March 19th: Week 8 Begins and Week 7 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST
Thursday, March 22nd - Sunday, March25th: Week 8 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, March 26th: Week 9 Begins and Week 8 Results posted by 12:00 pm PST
Thursday, March 29th - Sunday, April 1st: Week 9 Weigh In (closes at 10:00 pm PST)
Monday, April 2nd 2018: FINAL RESULTS POSTED!

Challenge Rules (subject to discussion and change):

1) Several teams compete, with up to 30 members each. Which team you are a member of is decided by the power of The Almighty Spreadsheet. Please respect the other members of your team! Everyone has a valid opinion, and we want to provide an open space for them to share it.

2) Each group will have their own thread. Please keep all group discussions in this thread, as making multiples threads per group makes it harder for we (the moderators) to keep track of everything and keep things organized. Please help us, help you. :) If you would like to post about a topic not related to your group, please feel free to start a thread. Otherwise, each team will have one thread for discussion.

3) Weigh in rules...

1) ONLY post ONCE per week.
2) ONLY post in POUNDS.
3) PLEASE NO extra COMMENTS in your post.


These simple rules will make it easier for us to log your weight into the spreadsheet. Weigh-ins will always open on Thursdays, no later than 10:00 am PST and close on Sundays at 10:00 pm (PST; Pacific Time US)! This will happen in the form of a new thread each week (e.g. WEEK 1 WEIGH IN THREAD) which will be posted on the group's forum. Late/miss placed weights will not be accepted. You MUST weigh in on the thread and in the time allotted. We - the group's moderators - will post the results of each weigh-in by Monday at noon, 12:00 pm PST at the latest.

4) The first weigh-in (the starting weigh-in) establishes your "beginning" weight for the purpose of calculating percentage lost. The team with the highest percentage of weight lost during the challenge will be our official challenge winners. NOTE: Please make sure that you accurately post your initial weight, and your weight for all following weigh-ins. We (the moderators) encourage everyone to accurately post their weights, and follow a healthy weight loss plan. Really, at the end of the day, the goal of this competition is to motivate one another to work towards the ultimate goal -- a healthy, long, and happy life (and safe weight loss to get there)!

5) 3 Strikes and you're out: Missing 3 weigh-ins disqualifies you from the competition and puts you onto the Cheerleader's team. These weights will no longer count for your original team. Members of the Cheerleader team will not be ranked for the purposes of this challenge, but they are still encouraged to weigh-in each week. They may also participate in the threads and challenges hosted by competing teams. If you KNOW that you're going to miss a weigh-in, please message Wiccandothis or MonicaA2013 and we'll re-post your previous week's weight - so you will not get a strike.

6) This is a 9 week challenge so before posting your initial weight and being assigned a team, please make sure you are ready to participate for the full nine weeks. I CANNOT MAKE THIS STATEMENT BOLD ENOUGH!! It is not fair to yourself or your team to begin a challenge you do not intend to finish. We are all here to help each other. If you are having a hard time staying on track, please do not drop out…turn to your team for help. Please participate in your team threads as much as possible. We are all here to help each other and keep each other motivated for the duration of the challenge. Great friendships have started here so take advantage of it!

7) We will set MANDATORY challenges every week (usually one nutrition and one fitness based). This will usually be posted within the weigh in thread on Thursday as a heads up and also at the bottom of the results for the week on Monday. In addition to the challenges we set, your group may decide to do additional challenges. You may also pick and choose from the challenges we set. It is up to the teams!

8) New members and returning members must join the group and log a starting weight BEFORE the January 28th deadline, after that new members to the group will be put on a waiting list. Non-members can either visit the group's homepage (http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/23818-biggest-loser-team-challenge) to request entrance to the group, or they can send a direct message to Wiccandothis or MonicaA2013.

9) We have recently added a wait list that will still be in test mode during this challenge. Each team will top out at 30 members, after that every one who joins will be added to the wait list. The wait listers can post their weight through the weigh in thread each week like the rest of us so they can keep track of their progress. We will create a better spreadsheet on that tab for their weight loss and percentage to calculate as well. The week they are moved from the wait list and on to a team is when their weight will be transferred and carry on from that point forward. For example; if a member is added at week 5, their weight for weeks 1-5 will be the same. That way their loss (or gain) will not skew the results or progress the teams have made at that point. Since we are still testing this feature out there may still be a few things that will need to be worked out, but we are really excited for this addition to the challenge. We are expecting this addition to the challenge to generate continued motivation and hopefully keep the momentum going for every team for the whole duration of the challenge.

Thank you and Good Luck!!
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Replies

  • MarkusDarwath
    MarkusDarwath Posts: 393 Member
    What sort of things will the mandatory weekly challenges consist of?
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    What sort of things will the mandatory weekly challenges consist of?

    The challenges are not difficult and are easily modifiable for everyone. Some examples are upping your water intake, setting a step goal to hit everyday, add 5 - 10 minutes to your exercise for the week, eating more fruits and vegetables, making time for you and various others. We usually suggest 2 - 3 each week and let you choose what you'd like to do for the week. You can do them all or choose just one... entirely up to each individual.
  • Steffie782000
    Steffie782000 Posts: 34 Member
    Hi, I tried joining but I am not sure if it worked. :)
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    Hi, I tried joining but I am not sure if it worked. :)

    It worked :) All requests have been accepted and are up to date.
  • orihuela1
    orihuela1 Posts: 5 Member
    Hello,
    I just tried joining but I’m not sure if it went through?
  • MarkusDarwath
    MarkusDarwath Posts: 393 Member
    What sort of things will the mandatory weekly challenges consist of?

    The challenges are not difficult and are easily modifiable for everyone. Some examples are upping your water intake, setting a step goal to hit everyday, add 5 - 10 minutes to your exercise for the week, eating more fruits and vegetables, making time for you and various others. We usually suggest 2 - 3 each week and let you choose what you'd like to do for the week. You can do them all or choose just one... entirely up to each individual.

    I see. Thanks, but it's not for me at this time. I'm at the stage of establishing my routine, so random alterations won't fit my goals for a while yet. Good luck to all participating.
  • girligirl1617
    girligirl1617 Posts: 24 Member
    How will I know if I have been accepted for the challenge?
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    How will I know if I have been accepted for the challenge?

    You should have received an acceptance message from me yesterday. I have accepted everyone and sent a message with instructions.
  • Stefbomb2020
    Stefbomb2020 Posts: 289 Member
    edited January 2018
    Hello I joined in here. But then I have no idea in which group I am.JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE ACCEPTANCE MESSAGE
  • girligirl1617
    girligirl1617 Posts: 24 Member
    I haven't received any message, would it appear in my normal inbox? Sorry this is the first challenge I have joined so I don't really know how it works.
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    Reanna143 wrote: »
    Hello I joined in here. But then I have no idea in which group I am.JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE ACCEPTANCE MESSAGE
    I haven't received any message, would it appear in my normal inbox? Sorry this is the first challenge I have joined so I don't really know how it works.

    I have messaged you both individually. Let me know if you don't receive it. It will go into your MFP inbox.
  • typeitdaily
    typeitdaily Posts: 3,323 Member
    I can't wait for this challenge to start! I'm already part of the group from previous challenges. Do I need to do anything else?
  • Stefbomb2020
    Stefbomb2020 Posts: 289 Member


    I have messaged you both individually. Let me know if you don't receive it. It will go into your MFP inbox. [/quote]

    Yeah I have received it. Just can't wait for 25th
  • girligirl1617
    girligirl1617 Posts: 24 Member
    Reanna143 wrote: »
    Hello I joined in here. But then I have no idea in which group I am.JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE ACCEPTANCE MESSAGE
    I haven't received any message, would it appear in my normal inbox? Sorry this is the first challenge I have joined so I don't really know how it works.

    I have messaged you both individually. Let me know if you don't receive it. It will go into your MFP inbox.

    I still haven't received any message in my inbox.
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    Reanna143 wrote: »
    Hello I joined in here. But then I have no idea in which group I am.JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE ACCEPTANCE MESSAGE
    I haven't received any message, would it appear in my normal inbox? Sorry this is the first challenge I have joined so I don't really know how it works.

    I have messaged you both individually. Let me know if you don't receive it. It will go into your MFP inbox.

    I still haven't received any message in my inbox.

    Can you send me a message, then I can reply?
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    I can't wait for this challenge to start! I'm already part of the group from previous challenges. Do I need to do anything else?

    Nope, just post your weight when the thread is open.
  • keishkeish
    keishkeish Posts: 270 Member
    Looking forward to the new challenge. :)
  • girligirl1617
    girligirl1617 Posts: 24 Member
    Reanna143 wrote: »
    Hello I joined in here. But then I have no idea in which group I am.JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE ACCEPTANCE MESSAGE
    I haven't received any message, would it appear in my normal inbox? Sorry this is the first challenge I have joined so I don't really know how it works.

    I have messaged you both individually. Let me know if you don't receive it. It will go into your MFP inbox.

    I still haven't received any message in my inbox.

    Can you send me a message, then I can reply?

    OK just sent it. Thank you
  • jacq2911
    jacq2911 Posts: 11 Member
    I am trying to see if I'm in this challenge so could y'all send me something letting me know?
  • Wiccandothis
    Wiccandothis Posts: 817 Member
    jacq2911 wrote: »
    I am trying to see if I'm in this challenge so could y'all send me something letting me know?

    I show that you are already a member. Make sure you past your starting weight next week to ve placed on a team.