BL Challenge Rules!
Below are the basics of how everything works on the challenge. If you have any questions at any time, just make a reply here, and I'll be quick to give you an answer!
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Posting on this thread (the rules thread) will not count towards joining the challenge.
Sign-Ups will officially end at Tuesday, December 28 at 11:59PM. The challenge will run for 6 weeks, starting on Sunday, January 2. Your starting weight will be due by Sunday, January 2 at 11:59 PM in your time zone. The challenge will end on Sunday, February 13, 2011, with final weights due at 11:59 PM in your time zone. I will post the results ending each week by the following Wednesday (Tuesday if all Team Leaders are on time with their stats). As a general rule, if you miss the deadline to post your weight, it will not count for that week. If you know you won’t be able to post, post early!
Weighing in is the only requirement for staying in the challenge. You can post whenever you would like for the week as long as it is BEFORE
11:59PM Sunday night (If your weigh in day is on Monday, you still need to weigh in BEFORE 11:59PM Sunday, so plan accordingly. Meaning~ Post your weight early!). If any member misses 3 consecutive
weigh-ins, it will be assumed that they are no longer participating in the challenge. If you accidentally miss a weigh in, post that you forgot, and then the weight next to it. You will not count as part of the group loss if it is after Monday, but are still in the challenge. It is not fair to those that weighed in on time if we allow others to do this. If you decide to "skip" a weigh in due to something (being out of town, being sick, etc...) it’s okay to just post "skipping weigh in because ....". However skipping weigh-in due to falling off plan, "having a bad week", or having TOM is not an acceptable excuse.
Each team will have a leader. The leader’s responsibilities are basically to keep a running list of active team members, and keep everyone motivated and posting! Daily Questions will need to posted as often as possible to help keep motivation up! Team leaders will no longer be responsible for statistics as it is more consistent if one person posts all of the stats. -- PM me if you are interested in being a Team Leader or have questions (Please only volunteer as a team leader if you have actively participated in previous challenges).
How it works is:
Each week, members weigh in, in their team's WI thread.
The formula for % lost is~
(Initial-Current)/Initial) * 100= weight loss percentage
Final Weekly Stats will be posted in the "All Teams Weekly Weigh In" Thread.
Team leaders keep track of people who did NOT weigh in. If anyone misses 3 consecutive weigh-ins they are automatically assumed to no longer be in the challenge, and their name removed from the list. Please see the weigh-in rules (above) for more information.
Any questions? Just let me know!