Friday, January 1, 2010
It's time for a new year and a new you! Last year our ward/church group participated in the "Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Months" Challenge created by Jamie. You not only get points for losing weight, but also for eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep and saying prayers. It was so much fun and we lost weight while doing it. Another ward in California did this program, and as a whole, lost a total of 273 pounds and 211 inches!
Here are the Rules, Personal Weekly Chart and the Team Charts available for download. Here are a couple other clarifications that came up during our challenge last year.
1. Small Children Interrupting Your Sleep (no, husbands don't count as small children) - If you are a nursing mom and up with a baby in the night, then I think we need to be a little more fair in your points. If you are trying to go to bed at a decent time and you are up to nurse/feed, then you go back to bed - as long as you are getting close to that sleep time, then go ahead and count your points (cause really we know you are half asleep anyway). But use your best and "honest" judgment with that. If you were up for a long period of time and didn't really get a full nights rest, then maybe don't count that. Just do what you think is fair.
2. Fast Sunday - We have a few weeks for this one, but on Fast Sunday (or if you need to fast on another day for other personal reasons) here are the rules for fasting days. If you do an "honest" fast then this will be a freebie day where you can count all your points for fruits/veggies and water regardless if you got them in or not. Again let me stress "honest" fast. This does not mean that you all of a sudden decide to make each day a fasting day and starve yourself to get the points! Ha. (I know where some of you were going with that one...especially those of you who struggle with the fruit/veggie department). If you don't fast or if you can't fast (nursing moms, pregnant ones, or health restrictions to fasting, etc.) then you are still accountable to get them all in...you don't get a freebie. Sorry
3. Points for Reading Scriptures - Feel free to add this one in!