Monday, August 2, 2010

Challenge Rant

Challengers- Please note I have not received many of your weights and need them ASAP. Along with your weight, since this is the last week of the challenge I need a picture of the scale.

Also, I want to let everyone know that I will not be hosting another challenge immediately following this one. I need a little bit of a break, and August/September are looking pretty packed for me. I am willing to start back up in October for a possible Halloween/Thanksgiving Challenge if there is interest. If anyone would like to take the reigns until then, please let me know if you need any help.

Also, in the future if you do not plan on participating in a challenge fully I recommend not signing up. It makes it very difficult for the host to have to email people constantly for weights. There are some challengers that I did not once receive weights from unless I emailed them on Monday to remind them. I understand everyone forgets once in awhile or goes on vacation, that's no big deal- but for 9 weeks to not once e-mail me is a bit ridiculous. Sorry if this comes of as harsh or bitchy- I've just been very frustrated lately with having to email 15-20 people every week begging for weights.

Alright- now that I'm done with that rant- I am so proud of everyone for all their hard work throughout this challenge. We did an amazing job, and the #'s that are coming in are record-breaking! I can't wait to see the final amount.

Don't forget- We decided we would award prizes to the top 3 percentage losers. That means gift certificates in the amounts of:

First Prize-$150
Second Prize- $75
Third Prize- $30

Hugs & Kisses- I plan to be able to post the chart later tonight if I get everyone's weights in. I will email the winners as soon as I know anything!


  1. you have every right to rant!! thanks again for all your hard work!! :-)

  2. I know I said this in my e-mail to you, but I'll say it publicly as well.

    Thank you!

    Thank you for administering these challenges. It does take quite a bit of your time, and you've been fabulous with them.

    I'm sorry not all of us have been the best in getting you our weights. I know I was one of them who was on vacation (well, if you call camping vacation) for two weekends. And you graciously held off posting until I got you my weight.

    Hugs to you for all you do!

  3. Thank you, Kristen, for all your hard work. You deserve a break!

  4. How about if they don't submit the photo, they are disqualified/out of the challenge. That would spur a few people on!!

  5. Thanks for all of your hard work on this. I am afraid if I tried to do it, with my type A personality, I would be ranting every day! You are fabulous!

  6. Thanks again for all of your work! It's a lot to keep track of! And I'm sorry that one of those times it was me that you have to remind!....d'oh!

  7. I'm with Steph: dems da rules!! :)

  8. I agree with Steph and Grace. Sorry you had extra work on top of the regular work that it took to do this.

  9. Kristin - you are a saint for doing this and deserve a break for sure. Sorry you had to email a few times.

  10. A big BIG THANK YOU to you for all your great work during the challenge. Enjoy your break.

    And congratulations to us all for getting to the finish line all a little bit lighter.

  11. Thanks so much for all your hard work Kristen xxx

  12. Thanks for running this and I totally support your rant! You shouldn't have to do all the hard work, hopefully next time everyone can set reminders for themselves :)