It’s back! The Tending the Temple weightloss challenge has returned! Named after my column in The Journal of Student Ministries (you can find some of my columns in the Articles page of my site), it’s an absolutely FREE weight loss competition – an opportunity for YOU to lose some weight before the holidays, have some fun with a bunch of others, and maybe even win a couple hundred bucks worth of prizes (I’ll post it in a few days – still putting it all together!)! We’ll start on September 22nd and finish December 15th! Like previous times, we’ll be running somewhat alongside season eight of Biggest Loser!
The rules are pretty simple … to be a part of the competition you need to email me (McNuttblog@gmail.com) two photos and some contact info (the photos and contact info will NOT be puslished on my site). One photo needs to be a full body ‘before’ photo (with your clothes on!!!), the second needs to be a starting weight photo – in other words, a close up photo of your feet on the scale with your weight on the readout. For the sake of keeping things honest about the timing of the starting and finishing weights, I’ll post an image that needs to be printed and present in the weighing photo on Sunday, September 20th.
The final weigh in needs to happen on the same scale as the starting weight, and there will a different image that needs to be printed off and included in that photo which will be posted here around December 13th.
If you’re going to participate you need to send me your weight each Tuesday (yup, weigh in day is the same day as Biggest Loser – it’s a good reminder!). Weekly weigh-ins are great accountability, and while I won’t be posting people’s weights, I will announce the Honor Roll; people that have lost 1% or more of their starting weight that week (always an impressive feat!), as well as the Biggest Loser of the week!
As far as losing the weight … I want you to do it in as healthy a way as possible! Here are some resources that I have put together that you can incoporate into your weight loss plan:
On my Weight Loss page I have a summary of the plan I followed and sample journal pages from my own calorie counting. On my Articles page, there are a bunch of different health related articles I have written, and on my Audio page there are audio files you can download and listen to from my weight loss groups that I have led. All of it is free, so download as much or as little as you want!
Questions? Post ‘em here! It should be a lot of fun and a great way to get healthy together! Blog/Twitter/Carrier Pigeon about the competition – spread the word! The more we have, the better it is!