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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Challenge Kick Off Info and Fun Stuff to Come :-D

Okay challengers I can tell you're all "chompin at the bit" (an expression I learned from Tasha (who by the way is on Lynn's team and is goin' down :-D) so I wanted to give you all a sense of what is going to happen to get this challenge kick off started this weekend!

Lynn and I have been working hard getting you all organized and appreciate your patience with the missing links and what not. Please do not hesitate to speak up if you do not see your link on either list. However, we are not sure if we are able to fix the issue with the RSS feed, but we are working on it. Btw, if anyone knows how to fix this problem, please don't hesitate to let us know. (Apparently for some blog links, it's not working properly for updates and/or the main link.)

Our goal is that by this weekend, we will have them all worked out and we will have a new special feature with our challenge this time around! This blog is a great central place for information, results, and other fun stuff to come, but what we're getting ready to do is provide a message forum for BLBE for all of us to go to for general conversations, a place to go to for help, encouragement, arse kicks when needed and when you need a question answered. In addition to checking up on our personal blogs, this will be a great place to go for general meeting places for conversation rather than back and forth comments on each others blogs which is still encouraged, but not always an efficient way to communicate. We will set up various forum topics as well as teams etc. If you have any forum topic suggestions as we go along, please do not hestitate to speak up :-)

Teams & Weigh-ins:

As far as reporting WI's go. In addition to the links on the side of the blog, we will post an "official" list of the teams that's easy to see to ensure that no one is missed. For weigh-in reports, I would ask my team members to email me at the regular biggestloserblogedition@gmail.com address and for Lynn's team members, please email her at lynnblbe@gmail.com as well as if you have any questions.

By the way, in case any of you are wondering, it was mainly a blind team split where we only looked at starting weights and tried to even up the teams so that each team had people with roughly the same starting weights and each team had roughly the same balance of starting weights. There are a few non-bloggers who we will post a link to at the side of the blog with their email address so you guys can contact them and see how they are doing.

We have collected your start weight information and you all will have weighed in this week or will weigh in. We won't be asking for that result this week. That's okay because for our first "official Week 1," we will be asking for this to begin as of this Sunday (or whenever your weekly WI day is next week). So if you WI on Mondays for example, this coming Monday please report your new weight since you have reported your start weight. This effectively will be two weeks' worth of WI's to start off, but will still be our "Week 1" results. This will be a relief for some of you I'm sure (;-P) and for others it will be a nice big result to boost the beginning of the challenge! (:-D)

Does that make sense? So in other words, please begin reporting your WI's on the day you weigh in, to your team leader starting this Sunday (if that is your WI day).

Again folks, thanks so much for your patience and we've got lots in store of you and are doing our best :-)

I look forward to kicking your asses Er, I mean, you know! :-D

~Angie All The Way

34 comments:

choosinglosing said...

Angie,

Hope you can back up all your smack talk! I’m bringing a big number for the first weekend so you better hop on your treadmill and run a couple extra miles… I don’t want to leave you in the dust so soon… just seems unfair ;-)

GO TEAM LYNN!!!!

Just_Kelly
www.choosinglosing.com

Angie All The Way said...

haha oh Kelly, poor Kelly...such a shame that you're gonna be embarrassed by all my kickassness ;-)

The Scale Whisperer said...

Thank you ladies so much for all of your hard work! Trying to organize 164 bloggers is a huge endeavour!

About the RSS feeds, I'm still learning about that myself, but here's my RSS feed (maybe that will help it appear as being updated?)

kennedy k
The Scale Whisperer
http://www.thescalewhisperer.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Hope this helps!

Rebecca said...

I will lend my feet and legs to help you with some arse-kicking Angie! Team Angie all the way!!

Dani said...

Thanks Angie and Lynn for setting this all up! Woohoo! Oh and Angie you might be kickin' your own arse because TEAM LYNN IS IN DA HOUSE!

choosinglosing said...

Angie- It must be fun living in such a self-delusional world. Do you sell tickets? I'd love to experience it sometime.

XoXo,
Kelly

Angie All The Way said...

lol bring it bloggies :-D Right Rebecca?!

Jen said...

*laughs* I love Kelly's response there!

I am LOVIN all this smack talk...time to put the guards down!!!

Graciela said...

GO A-TEAM! (Angie's Team)

♥ Dee ♥ said...

My WI is on Sat, which means a whole TWO WEEKS of loss to report next week. BooYEAH, the A Team is gonna ROCK THIS THING!!!!!

Kiki said...

IT'S ON and the A-TEAM is on FIRE!!

Sorry to my two sisters on Lynn's team, YOU'RE going DOWN (but only for BLBE. In real life we're a mean fighting machine heading towards the same goal!)

Angie All The Way said...

Kiki: you are so cute ;-)

Amy said...

Wierd... mine disappeared on the left again. It was there earlier today.

Amy Y.
Way to Go
http://weightogoforgood.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

spunkysuzi said...

I will have a good weigh in for team angie this sunday!! Unfortunately because it's on Sunday it's only for one week.

marlieben said...

I am competing "off the ranch" so it is hard for me to choose sides. Who to choose? I have been following Angie's blog for over a year now and also some persons on her team. But I also have been following persons on Lynn's team too...I dont know who to side with so I will just say ...GO TEAM ANGIELYNN and go GO HOME-TEAM (I know I cant be the only one on it...lol)

Danee said...

Go Team Lynn!We take no prisioners...get ready Team Angie.

Baby Sis said...

Team Lynn is Team Lean. We will be bringing the house down! love ya Sis KIKI.

Heather's Journey said...

WHERE DO I FIND OUT WHAT TEAM I AM ON?

Amie said...

Heather,
The teams are listed on the right side of this page. Let me look...I didn't see you on either team, but I just glanced. I think you are supposed to e-mail if you entered but don't see your name.
Good luck with your loss!

I'm so excited to get started!!!

Espressomama said...

Ooh, Team Lean - Baby Sis, I love that! Got Team Lynn, Team Lean!

tash said...

Angie Angie Angie . . . remember we used to be roommates . . . i know you well . . . all your weaknesses . . and all your strengths - so I know you will kick butt on this challenge!!!!

But it is still on!

Oh - just a thought - how about having the biggest 2 losers from each weekly weigh-in do a kind of guest blog on here taking about their story and motivations?

http://workhardeatwell.wordpress.com/

Shari said...

Yippee! Can't wait for my weigh in next Wednesday! It should be a good one for the A-Team!!

Angie All The Way said...

Tasha, you're brilliant! That's an excellent idea!

Must be from all those book learnin's :-D

Lynn said...

Tash, LOVE that idea!

Dale said...

Dale from I Quit... Again! - My WI Day is Saturday so I've got no excuse for not posting a 'big' number the first WI...

I am an IT guy so if you need help with the RSS feeds, building a forum, or whatever - email me - its what I do for a living...

Marisa said...

Yay, A-Team! We are in it to win it!

A quick ? - I think I signed on for a Wed. WI, but is it o.k. to change to Thurs.? Wasn't sure if the exact day mattered or if it just needed to be done within the week. Yeah, I'm a newbie :)

Losing Myself said...

GO TEAM ANGIE!!!! The A-Team!
Will post a good weight loss on Monday. Team Lynn is going down.
Hey, we all are going DOWN....our weight that is!!!

MeltingLisa said...

Whoop Whoop!!! Team Angie has this in the BAG!!!!

Seriously, thank you so very much Lynne and Angie - you have put a lot of hours of your time into getting this up and running, we all really appreciate it!

The Scale Whisperer said...

Hell yeah Team Lynn is going down - as the winners of BLBE2!!

Calling all of Lynn's Losers ... let's make show the A-Team what we're made of!

Sonya said...

Hey Angie,

IT's Sonya here, from way back when. I'm interested in joining your biggest loser challenge. I'm on my own journey food wise, but I think this will help me rev it up a notch when it comes to working out. I haven't been doing any for far too long.

Let me know what I need to do to get officially involved (if it's not too late). IT's great to see you created this with Lynn. What a fantastic idea.

Thanks!
Sonya

Heidi said...

I can't smack talk yet because I don't know which team I'm on. :(

Angie All The Way said...

Heidi: you are on Lynn's team.

Lynn said...

Heidi - you're on my team. Your blog is private so the link was showing up as "Blogger:Login to Read" so I renamed it to "It Just Fell Off"

I would love access to your blog and I would imagine there are others who would as well.... is this possible?

Thanks and good luck in the challenge!

Heidi said...

I would love love to give every biggest loser access to my blog. I'm just trying to keep coworkers and old friends out! They don't need to know my weight.

If ANYONE would like access, please email me at heidi.morrow@gmail.com and send me your email and I'll set up access for you! Thanks so much ladies!

~Heidi