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Ok ladies!! Here are the rules I drafted up. Please be honest and let me know if you agree or if you have any suggestions. I will try to get a mod to move these to the first post. Rules are similar to last season, but please understand that there is no longer a monetary reward.

 

This is meant to be a fun contest where we can all support each other in our journeys to get more healthy!!!!

 

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BDW Biggest Loser VII will start on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, this will be the initial weigh in - at which point you will send me your starting weight along with a photo of proof. This season will last 12 weeks, with the final weigh-in on 12/16/2009. Each subsequent Wednesday, you will send me your weight and photo before the end of the day. Weigh-ins can PM (preferable) or email. PM me for my email address if you would rather email me your pictures. As long as you send it some time on Sunday and include your screen name, weight, and a photo, it counts.

 

Sign-ups will go through end of the day Tuesday, September 22, 2009. So please PM me (GinalynL) with your intial weigh in. Then post up in this thread to let everyone know you're joining.

 

1. You will take a before pic (keep it in your files).

2. Every Wednesday starting on the start date (September 23), PM GinalynL your weight. Send a pic of the scale and send it to Ginalyn too. If the number on the scale isn't clear, please also type in the weight in your message.

3. On the last day of the contest (December 16), take a photo and post before and after on this thread. If Ginalyn does not receive your weigh in on that day, you are not eligible to win.

4. Ginalyn will calculate percentage of weight loss from week-to-week (for fun and motivation), as well as the overall loss.

5. The one who lost the most weight in terms of % loss at the end of ten weeks will be the Biggest Loser!

6. If you do not send in your weight on time for 2 weeks in a row without letting Ginalyn know in advance that you're out that week, you will be disqualified.

7. For any and all communication for this contest, please send me a PM or email if it's something that requires my attention.

8. If you are banned from the forum for any reason, you will be disqualified from the competition.

9. There will be no "drama". If there is such drama, Ginalyn has the right to disqualify participants or stop the contest all together.

10. The BDW Biggest Loser will be rewarded with a BL Season 7 avatar.

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Gina sounds good but you said Sunday instead of Wednesday in the 3rd paragraph. My only concern is, is it mandatory to post before and after pics. I'm not sure I'm interested in that, esp since I have yet to figure out how to post pics on the site lol.

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I would've joined but on September 23 I will be at my competition weight and so by December I will have definately gained and not lost...looks like fun though. Maybe I'll join season 8.

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it all sounds good except for the sunday mistake already pointed out, and #5 says ten weeks instead of 12.

 

thank you SO much for taking on hosting! i almost resorted to hosting it myself but am so glad someone else is doing it. i was afraid i wouldn't focus on my own weight loss if i hosted, and lord knows i need to focus. i just ate an entire pint of ice cream and my jeans are getting rather uncomfortable. i don't even want to know how much i've gained back since the wedding!

 

oh also, it has never been mandatory for people to post before and after pics, just something people did if they were comfortable with it. i'm not sure i am. i would have to be fully clothed in which case you wouldn't be able to see the loss anyway.

 

oh, if you haven't figured out from all that, i'm in! just need a new battery for my scale now!

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I haven't decided if i will participate or not and had spoke to ann about hosting, but have alot going on as the holidays are approaching.

 

Alot of people seemed concerned about posting their before and after as it has never been required. Maybe Gina you could have everyone email you their before pic and you can make a folder in your email and keep them in there and then at the end have them email you again their before and after that way not everyone has to see, and you can refer back to your folder on the pics.

 

Girls i think the before and after at the end is to eliminate cheating which was our end drama the last season.

 

I personally don't think we should have to make this a rule, but kinda do. I know some of us weren't upset about the end drama we were upset that people weren't participating in the thread and just weighing in. we do this to motivate one another and help each other. last season we spent alot of time talking about how bad we were doing and alot of people didn't talk on the thread at all. So i think maybe if you all agree that there should be maybe a rule of having to post on the thread at least twice a week and really help each other, not just your weight and congrats to the weekly winner, real actual participation.

 

Just a thought! I will decide if i'm in or not as the 23rd is pretty soon!

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If you all end up with a season 7 I think the daily challenges were great! I really enjoyed that during season 6. I don't think I'll be participating this time around, I got close enough to my goal last time to make me happy but I wish the best to all who do. It's so helpful to have other people helping motivate you when you don't feel like doing it on your own.

 

Good luck all!

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I'm pretty new, so I'm up for participating!! I think all of the ideas sound great, especially the mandatory participation in the thread--- I'll admit, I'm still trying to keep up and go back to past threads. It will motivate me not only to lose weight, but to keep up! flypig.gif

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Originally Posted by Prettyhazardous View Post
Gina sounds good but you said Sunday instead of Wednesday in the 3rd paragraph. My only concern is, is it mandatory to post before and after pics. I'm not sure I'm interested in that, esp since I have yet to figure out how to post pics on the site lol.
Ah, sorry I mean Wednesday. This is what I get for not proofreading after a long day of work! I don't think others really posted their before and after, but like Lisa and Jacilyn said response it was to make sure that people weren't cheating.

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it all sounds good except for the sunday mistake already pointed out, and #5 says ten weeks instead of 12.

thank you SO much for taking on hosting! i almost resorted to hosting it myself but am so glad someone else is doing it. i was afraid i wouldn't focus on my own weight loss if i hosted, and lord knows i need to focus. i just ate an entire pint of ice cream and my jeans are getting rather uncomfortable. i don't even want to know how much i've gained back since the wedding!
No problem! I haven't participated in other Biggest Loser seasons but I did notice that they were looking for people to host. I am on this forum almost daily so I don't see why I couldn't host! BDW is such a fun place.

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Originally Posted by Jacilynda View Post
I haven't decided if i will participate or not and had spoke to ann about hosting, but have alot going on as the holidays are approaching.

Alot of people seemed concerned about posting their before and after as it has never been required. Maybe Gina you could have everyone email you their before pic and you can make a folder in your email and keep them in there and then at the end have them email you again their before and after that way not everyone has to see, and you can refer back to your folder on the pics.

Girls i think the before and after at the end is to eliminate cheating which was our end drama the last season.

I personally don't think we should have to make this a rule, but kinda do. I know some of us weren't upset about the end drama we were upset that people weren't participating in the thread and just weighing in. we do this to motivate one another and help each other. last season we spent alot of time talking about how bad we were doing and alot of people didn't talk on the thread at all. So i think maybe if you all agree that there should be maybe a rule of having to post on the thread at least twice a week and really help each other, not just your weight and congrats to the weekly winner, real actual participation.

Just a thought! I will decide if i'm in or not as the 23rd is pretty soon!
I like those ideas Jac! I'm new to all this so I'm not quite sure how things went in prior seasons. I picked the 23rd because I didn't want this to run into the holidays.

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If you all end up with a season 7 I think the daily challenges were great! I really enjoyed that during season 6. .
Can someone explain the daily challenges to me?


Ok everyone, I have some changes to make to the rules. Thank you so much for your input!!

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BDW Biggest Loser VII will start on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, this will be the initial weigh in - at which point you will send me your starting weight along with a photo of proof. This season will last 12 weeks, with the final weigh-in on 12/16/2009. Each subsequent Wednesday, you will send me your weight and photo before the end of the day. Weigh-ins can PM (preferable) or email. PM me for my email address if you would rather email me your pictures. As long as you send it some time on Wednesday and include your screen name, weight, and a photo, it counts.

 

Sign-ups will go through end of the day Tuesday, September 22, 2009. So please PM me (GinalynL) with your intial weigh in. Then post up in this thread to let everyone know you're joining.

 

1. You will take a before pic and send it to Ginalyn. Ginalyn will not share the before pic with anyone. Participants will decide if they want to share their before pics.

2. Every Wednesday starting on the start date (September 23), PM GinalynL your weight. Send a pic of the scale and send it to Ginalyn too. If the number on the scale isn't clear, please also type in the weight in your message.

3. On the last day of the contest (December 16), take an after photo and send it to Ginalyn as long with your weigh in. If Ginalyn does not receive your weigh in on that day, you are not eligible to win. Ginalyn will not share the after pic with anyone. Participants will decide if they want to share their after pics.

4. Ginalyn will calculate percentage of weight loss from week-to-week (for fun and motivation), as well as the overall loss.

5. The one who lost the most weight in terms of % loss at the end of twelve weeks will be the Biggest Loser!

6. If you do not send in your weight on time for 2 weeks in a row without letting Ginalyn know in advance that you're out that week, you will be disqualified.

7. For any and all communication for this contest, please send me a PM or email if it's something that requires my attention.

8. If you are banned from the forum for any reason, you will be disqualified from the competition.

9. There will be no "drama". If there is such drama, Ginalyn has the right to disqualify participants or stop the contest all together.

10. The BDW Biggest Loser will be rewarded with a BL Season 7 avatar.

11. BL participants are highly encouraged to frequently post in the BL7 thread. Motivation and active participation are key to supporting each other!

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