LA Weight Loss - KMart Challenge
01-12-2008, 06:12 PM
Did anyone else join this national challenge? I did. Went to a location in Canton, GA. They were a bit disorganized and I was surprised to see them using a disposable camera for the photos, but I am entered. Their evil scale though had me at 166 (of course I drank a bottle of water (only 16 oz) to give me the edge...I learned that from TBL show!). My home scale says I 162.5.
01-12-2008, 06:40 PM
I'm entered! My store used a disposable camera too...maybe it was provided by the sponsors or corporate. I didn't think about drinking water, but my Kmart weigh-in was 191.6...yuck. I prefer my home BNWI of 187.0 much more.
01-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Good luck guys!!!
01-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Hay guys I wanted to sign up to. But they only do WI between 12-3 right?
01-12-2008, 07:13 PM
I tried......but since my DD works for Sears......I wasn't allowed. :(. However, I am super excited for you guys........good luck!!!!
01-12-2008, 07:51 PM
Hi, I joined today in Michigan. They used a disposable camara also. I was the first one there so I was the Ginnea pig. They couldn't figure out the scale. But after they did all was well :)
01-12-2008, 08:30 PM
I want to get in on the KMart Challenge. How do I do it? Any info anywhere??
01-12-2008, 08:34 PM
I went for the challenge today. Our K-Mart also used a disposable camera, AND I was up on their scale. I WI at 187.5 at home, and on their scale I was 188.8
I am keeping both my tickers, with the different weights, because once this challenge is over, I will still be using my own scale at home.
If all goes well, we will all be 26 pounds lighter by April!!
01-12-2008, 08:36 PM
Ann - I don't know if it will be too late or not (WI is every other Saturday, with today being the first one), but here's a link to the website that you can get all the details from: (you'll have to copy & paste it)
But feel free to join us for a "13 week challenge" :)
01-12-2008, 09:46 PM
I signed up in FL today - not many people at my Kmart as I am in a smaller town and it wasn't well advertised here - I found out about it on 3FC this morning and was able to go after work :) My scale and their scale shows the same...of course TOM is here so I know I will definitely be good to go 2 weeks from now. I even called a friend and sent her over to sign up.
I'm excited :)
01-13-2008, 12:54 AM
I signed up too! There had only been 13 people sign up an hour after it began. I was kinda surprised at the disposable camera as well... We'll see!!! Good Luck everyone!
01-13-2008, 11:43 AM
Looks like LAWLers Paula, Kim, and Sherry (Dolphn), and Gator have joined us.
I tried to go to the kmart.com/newday site to register (as they suggest), but I must be challenged this morning as I cannot find a place to actually register. I'll try the DVD they gave me this week.
01-13-2008, 12:36 PM
Well, it seems I could have joined this challenge after all..........because I discovered my DD was fired from Sears last week........and I just found out this a.m. Lord help me.......!!!! We are going through a lot with her right now......and while I feel very frustrated as a mom.......I soooooo feel for her with all that she is putting herself through right now. It is so hard to be 17. I will add more details as it is appropriate :)
01-13-2008, 01:50 PM
All of the Kmarts near my house were turned into Sears Essentials (when I called they had no clue what I was talking about), so I had to drive about a half hour from home to go register. The closest one was 10 minutes from the US/Mexico border! When I arrived there was a bit of a line and ONE person handling the whole thing. She was checking forms, weighing, and taking pictures (on a disposable as well). I got there at noon and I finally got out an hour later. They also didn't have any of the first 50 people prizes either. Apparently they never sent them to her. Next time I guess.
A little side note, I got my phone stolen, so my DBF had to drive all the way across town to go look for it and get me another. Bless him. It was a crazy afternoon! Good luck to everyone though!
01-13-2008, 03:08 PM
Joni - I keep on checking the website as well, and there's nowhere for us to register. What I'm thinking is that once they weed through the applicants and upload our pics, etc, is when we will be able to hop on. If you get on, will you post to let us know its up and running, and I will do the same.
01-13-2008, 10:28 PM
OMG Girls... I tried that DVD and about KILLED myself. The dancing one is HILARIOUS. All the pelvic thrusting about thrusted my back out! lol I'll stick with my BL2 DVD and Leslie Sansone!!!
Joni, if you supplied them with your email address they are supposed to send us an email to register...
01-13-2008, 10:49 PM
Okay - they've updated the kmart.com/newday site and we are now being told to register and sign on on January 17 (Thursday). I'm sort of curious what the community chat will look like.
Oh Nicole.....sorry to hear the DD/Sears story..not sure if I'm sorry for you or her right now, but I wish you could have joined us!
Michie - geez - quite a fiasco for you. Sorry about your phone, too.
Kim - Kudos for already attempting the DVD. Maybe I'll give it a look see tomorrow.
01-26-2008, 06:18 PM
So..... how did we all do??? I was down 2.5 pounds from my first WI. Phew! I was so nervous I was going to be up!
01-27-2008, 12:49 AM
I was down 3 lbs. I messed up that last couple days and was worried I would miss the goal and get put on probation, so I kicked off my shoes (kept them on last time;))...every little bit helps.
Oh, I so wish I would have read this sooner! I'd loved to have participated in this!
01-27-2008, 09:04 AM
I didn't make the goal, so now I have to make sure I try extra hard the rest of the challenge. I was only down 1.8
I'm happy for the 1.8 loss, but didn't meet the 2# goal :(
I WILL make up for it before the next WI :)
01-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Didn't meet the 2 lb goal. I blew it at a 2 day conference! But, I'm still in this game! Good luck to those still in it!
02-07-2008, 04:14 PM
Hi Ladies! I was just wondering how this was going for you? Are any of you going to be winning big prizes? Ha! Let me know I am interested......
02-07-2008, 04:59 PM
It's still too early to tell. Of course I'm sure we are all hoping for the top prizes to go to NYC w/photo shoot.
A couple of last year's winners were posting on the K-Mart pages, and the judges do not JUST look at weight loss. They do look at the whole picture (essay, before/after pic, if you meet your weekly goals, etc), so everybody has a fair chance.
Hopefully this week will be a good WI!! I know I've lost something, just gotta see how much according to THEIR scale.
02-09-2008, 01:44 PM
Today's the day! Good luck to everyone who is going to WI... let us know how you did!
Personally, I am going to work out before I have to go... wish me luck!!
02-09-2008, 09:33 PM
Little late to wish you luck .. but hope luck and your payoff for all the hard work at the gym went well. How'd you do?
02-11-2008, 11:22 AM
Hey gals, I dropped out of this challenge. I started trying to write my Essay last week on how Kmart has helped me, and I could not think of anything to write. Kmart has not helped me, but LAWL and all of my good friends on here have!! :hug:
02-11-2008, 03:14 PM
Well, I didn't quite make the 2lb goal this time...didn't think I would.
Kimberly - I understand where you're coming from...I'm not sure what I'm going to put in my essay. I'm mostly using this challenge as motivation since I don't have a COD for WIs.
12-15-2008, 06:17 PM
i also joined and yes, it was the most disorganized !! in the end, i was kicked out bec they had me as not showing up for 2 weigh ins - and i had had a perfect attendance !!! my sister in law was kicked out because they claimed she had gained approx. 32 lbs in 2 weeks !!!!!