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Thinner by Thanksgiving Challenge

Thinner by Thanksgiving Challenge


As of 10/29/2020

Name                                                          Percentage of Weight Lost

      Anna                                                            4.78%

      Nala                                                             4.31%     

      Piglet                                                           2.83%

      Tinkerbell                                                   1.74%

      Happy                                                          2.56%

     Princess Elena                                             1.62%

     Winnie the Pooh                                         -0.62%


Get fit before you feast!  Halloween candy has already hit the shelves and you know what that means...the holidays are just around the corner!  RLCAR  wants to help you be proactive and get trim before the turkey so you can enjoy the pumpkin pie guilt free.

Start? And How Long? The Challenge is broken down into 6 weeks, starting Thursday, October 1, 2020. 

How to Win: Overall challenge will be focused on percentage of weight lost with the top 6 “losers” winning a monetary prize and the top 3 winning an Anytime Fitness gym membership along with a monetary prize

Challenge Fee: there is a fee of $25 to participate in the challenge, this money will be split between the top 6 winners

Personal Privacy: To protect everyone's privacy you will choose an alias from any Disney movie and the numbers reported will be percentage of weight loss only.

Weight Gain Fee: $1 per pound for weight gained since last weigh in

Absence Fee: $5 for each failure to send in weekly weigh in results, one absence permitted without penalty


Weigh Ins and Tracking: 

  • Weigh in day is on Wednesday

  • Tuesday PM an email will be sent to the participants with a “code word”

  • Participant writes code word and their alias on paper and places on or near the scale so that is legible as they take a photo of their weight that day

  • Email photo to program coordinator

  • Weigh in photos must be received by 11:59pm Wed. night to count, if weigh in photo and/or point tracker is not received by that time, you receive no points for that week and may be subject to an absence fee.

  • There will be a scale in the office for anyone without a scale to use.


Points: Each week you can earn a certain amount of points for successfully completing (or avoiding) tasks. Each day, you keep track of your points on a calendar provided, tallying them up at the end of the week and sending this along with the weekly weigh in photo.  This is done on the honor system.

  • Contact Teammate: It’s amazing the strength that comes from encouragement from your teammates! You can email, call, snap, talk to, or text someone who is participating to encourage them to have a healthy day. It helps knowing that you are all in this together and makes you accountable for what you do or don’t do

  • Food Journal: Included is a sample food journal that you can use to keep track of what you eat. You can also use an app or website like MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople, etc., or you can just write it down in your way.

  • What defines a “sugary treat”? All candy, baked goods, and sugary drinks (including diet sodas). 

  • Do I get extra points for exercising more than an hour a day? You can exercise longer, but you will only receive points for exercising up to an hour. Although, if you end up exercising longer, you may be a better contender for the weight loss percentage winner!

  • How do I determine percentage of weight lost? To calculate your percentage of weight lost, take the total number of pounds lost and divide it by your starting weight, then times it by 100. So, if you have lost 4 total pounds, and your starting weight was 150, you would use this equation (4 ÷ 150) x 100 = percentage of weight lost.  In this case, it would be 2.6%.

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