Dear Annette from Catnip and Coffee :
Thank you for suggesting we have a Biggest Loser contest. Your comment on our blog has inspired us to kick our own collective ass!
Sarah and Devra
We are announcing "The Biggest Loser Mom"* competition! There will be a Grand prize Loser Mom and a Loser Mom Runner Up. Even if no one else wants to participate, but we hope you will, we're going to do it and post our results.
Sarah and I have talked it over. We agree that while we are each extremely successful at motivating, supporting and encouraging other people, we both,quite frankly, suck at self-motivation, self-direction and tend to discourage ourselves.
Which does make it seem counter productive to participate in a weight loss contest. I mean, when a person (or in our case two) isn't self-motivated, it might go hand in hand that that person (or people) don't give a rats ass if she (or they) win a competition.
Unless maybe the prize could be beer (for Sarah) and a three-way with Ben & Jerry (for Devra).
However, it cannot be those sorts of prizes. Because those are the type of "winnings" have contributed to the collective ass we now wish to lose. It's time for an attitude adjusment. It's time for us to kick our own ass and we invite you to kick it, or your own, too.
Rules are simple. Because if they are complicated we'll just give up, drink beer and eat icecream.
Length of Contest: Begins September 1, 2009. Ends October 15, 2009
Entry fee: $10.00 per participant. Contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 who wants to participate. Entry fees will be kept in a PayPal account which will then be used as prize money for the two winners.
Liability: None for us. You participate of your own free will, medical clearance is your responsibility. Basically we're holding the contest, but participation is at your own risk. Think of this declaration as being similar to the sign you see in restaurants stating they aren't responsible for any articles of clothing left at the establishment.
Weigh-in: Weekly. Weigh yourself on the same scale at the same time of day, wearing the same clothes for each weekly weigh-in. Loss will be calculated by a percentage, not by pound (lb.). Here is an explanation of how to calculate.
Awarding of Prizes: The week of October 15 when the contest officially ends. Two prizes will be awarded, with first prize going to the person who has the highest percentage of weight loss, and second prize to the next highest percentage of weight loss.
* The contest is named for our site "Loser Moms" there is no requirement that participants be moms.
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The Biggest Loser Mom Contest