Here's What Ya Gotta Do... MUST BE IN BY 23:59 HOURS (11:59 pm) NOVEMBER 16TH, 2008 - CHALLENGE BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 17TH, 2008 AND WILL RUN UNTIL 11:59pm JANUARY 5TH, 2009!
1. Email me your information: WHEN E-MAILING SUBJECT HEADING MUST BE DIETSODADIVA.COM'S HOLIDAY CHALLENGE - 2008 SUBMISSION (Or something similar).
Nickname if any
Blog Address if any
50 Day Goal
Biggest Challenge Staying On Program
Suggestions, Ideas for This Challenge, For Other Challenges... if any.
Provide a mailing address if you would like to received your challenge completion certificate and or prizes at the end of the challenge.
Your information (i.e. photo, first name/nickname, link to blog if any, current weight, challenge goal, and current status) will be posted on DIETSODADIVA.COM anything you're not comfortable having posted, including pictures just let me know in the email... ADDRESSES OR CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE POSTED. I respect everyone's privacy and comfort level. If you don't want anything posting, just let me know - that's fine too...
2. Make your BEST effort to Stay on Program.
- Journal EVERYDAY and faithfully.
- Drink Your Water - At Least 6 Cups of Water Daily.
- Stay With In Your Points Range.
- Earn at Least 10 Activity Points a week.
- AND PROMISE THAT IF YOU FALL OF PROGRAM, YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOURSELF UP, DUST YOURSELF OFF AND GET BACK ON!!!
3. Check DietSodaDiva.com daily for new Challenge information and updates.
4. Be willing to post your journal for the day at least once a week.
5. E-mail results every 5 Days: weight, how you're doing, feeling... etc.
6. Every 25 Days Send In UPDATED PHOTO to be posted.
7. At the end of the 50 Days e-mail in your final results, and photos.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DIETSODADIVA.COM'S HOLIDAY CHALLENGE?
The purpose of the Challenge is to keep you motivated during the hardest dieting/healthy eating time of the year - holiday season! Our goal is to make this challenge fun and keep you active and excited about losing weight during this time. Who says losing weight and learning to live on program has to be a punishment... lets make it FUN, there will be no winners or losers. If you complete the Holiday Challenge... YOU'VE WON! Also, it's a sort of way to help keep you accountable for saying on program.
WHAT WILL I WIN IF I COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE?
DietSodaDiva.com isn't sure what the prizes will be yet... but for sure you won't win cash, or anything major. Don't go quitting your job or anything. Expect a small reward - your REAL prize will be walking around with less weight, and feeling and looking even HOTTER! Prizes will be announced later.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP OR MOTIVATION?
DietSodaDiva.com updates daily with either tips, recipes, and extra tidbits, so make sure to check it out daily, if you still need more support email me directly.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FALL OFF TRACK, WILL I STILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
Of course you will!!! All you have to do is get your butt up and on program. We're all human, and well sometimes things happen and we lose it for a day or two... the important thing is getting back on ASAP.
WHAT IF I DON'T REACH MY GOAL... WILL I STILL GET A PRIZE?
Of course you will as long as you continue to participate through the full challenge.
WILL ALL THE PRIZES BE THE SAME?
We're not sure at this point how the prizes will work, just that everyone will receive acknowledgment for participating...
HOW DO YOU KNOW I'M NOT LYING ABOUT REACHING GOAL OR STAYING ON PROGRAM?
Because DietSodaDiva.com trusts you. And if you say you're staying on program, then you must be. If you lie about it, you're only lying to yourself.
DO I HAVE TO BE A WEIGHT WATCHER MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE?
No, just following the program. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, and are making no profit from this... so whether you pay for meetings or you don't it doesn't matter to us, as long as you're following the program.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR PHOTO POSTED? CAN I JUST PARTICIPATE PRIVATELY?
Of course you can, DietSodaDiva.com thinks it would be fun to have the participates pictures and goals on the website, but it isn't mandatory to do so. Just let us know when you send in your info what info you don't want on the site, please be specific what you're not comfortable having posted. YOUR ADDRESS OR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL NOT BE POSTED ON DIETSODADIVA.COM
CAN I JUST HAVE MY BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTO POSTED AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE BUT NOT IN THE BEGINNING?
Sure, whatever makes your comfortable... the goal of the challenge is to keep your motivated. Not to make you feel uncomfortable having your picture on a website.
I'M A TOTAL HAM AND WOULD LIKE YOU TO POST AN UPDATED PICTURE OF ME EVERY 10 DAYS FOR THE WORLD TO SEE... CAN YOU MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
We sure can, if you would like your photo posted more often then every 25 days that's great, just email it to me and I'll make a special post just for you. Whatever it'll take to keep you motivated and through this challenge.
IS THERE A SPECIFIC WAY YOU WANT THE PHOTO SHOT?
That's up to you, however you're comfortable. Just please NO NUDITY. A date stamped photo or holding a sign in the picture with the days date would be nice but not required.
I DON'T WANT TO DO THE CHALLENGE, BUT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO COULD BE INTERESTED, CAN I FORWARD THIS INFORMATION?
Sure you can, the more participates the merrier! As long as the info is into me before 11:59PM November 16th, 2008.
I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO GETTING MY PICTURE ONLINE, WHAT CAN I DO? CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes, you can. Just send in the rest of the info and let me know you can't submit a photo.
WHAT IF MY QUESTION HASN'T BEEN ADDRESSED?
Then email me at dietsodadivaATyahooDOTcom with your questions, comments, or suggestions. Please use the following or something similar in the subject line: QUESTION ABOUT DSD'S 2008 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE.