Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I need your weight, like today, like now..and other fun stuff

Al-you're sending it later today
Tricia-You're sending it later today
Elizabeth N
Kristen C
Melissa S

For the other 4 people, if you want to be counted for this week, I'll need your starting weights by tonight. And please try and weigh in the same time each Tuesday. We all know weight at the end of the day is higher...sometimes by as much as 3 pounds, so if you weigh in tonight, please do the same for all the following weeks to keep this as fair as possible.

Yeah, I really REALLY hate being all "Mom like" and drill Sargent-y, so please just get me your weight every Tuesday so I don't have to hunt you down.

Now for some fun stuff!

Someone asked (anonymously) for stats on our group. So, even though I hate anonymous comments, I'll oblige because I took a statistics in college, like 4 classes of stats and guess what? I loved it!

*There are 34 competitors
*7 male, 27 female
*The average weight is 218lbs
*There are 2 competitors from England...thanks for converting your weight from stones to pounds, cause yeah...I would have been like wha?
*I know 13 of you in real life
*One person is my very best friend in the whole wide universe
*One person is my very best aunt in the whole wide universe
*24 of you wrote a little story about your weight, like FYI, I don't normally weigh this much, or FYI I'm such and such tall, or FYI I didn't poop before I weighed myself...and I have to say, it was very endearing. I don't care how much anyone weighs, I really don't. But I do know how very hard it is exposing yourself to a stranger, or worse...someone you know in real life (hi, all 13 of you) so I really appreciate it. As a token of my affection, I'll send you my weight. HA! Yeah, right. Let's not get crazy!

OK, done with the stats for now. Just so all you little sticklers out there know, I sent my weight to Anne, of Happy Fun Pants. Or Mzz Pants as I like to call her. She's a blogger, so I thought I'd send my stats to her to keep me honest. Cause you best believe, it's ON! Don't think just because I'm hosting this here competition that I'm NOT your competition! And if I win, I'll gladly take all the loot from you suckers. In fact, I've already spent half of it. COOL YOUR JETS! I'm joking. But seriously, I'm in it to win it just like everyone else.

One more thing. If you paid by paypal you may have noticed that pesky $0.60 fee. Some of you paid it out of your pocket and some didn't. I don't care who did and who didn't, but just know that the pot isn't going to be $340 like you'd expect...more like 320ish. No, I didn't pocket $20, it's the price we pay for using paypal.

So, I think that's it for now. No wait...one more thing.

If anyone is interested in donating anything for some weekly winner prizes, please let me know. We already have some prizes that people have kindly offered up, so if you have a business, or know someone who would like to donate to our cause, or if you have something you'd like to donate as a prize, lemme know. I'll plug your business too...it's only fair.

OK, NOW I think that's it.

Good luck to you all, and to all a good night!


  1. Katy, I'm the one who anonymously asked for stats. Thought I included my name (Heidi) as I don't have a weight loss blog. Thanks for all the stats, very interesting! As far as donating prizes, I will donate one for a weigh-in winner a couple weeks from now after we get back from vacation. In fact, make it two prizes since my husband and I are both in this . It'll be something ten dollarish, I'll have to think about what. -Heidi P.S. Linking to my cooking blog since I don't have a weight loss blog and you hate anonymous posters! :)

  2. I hate anonomous comments cause most times they are nasty and hateful. Heidi, yours wasn't nasty or hateful, I was just saying... i totally got called out! BooYah

  3. so one question do we have to send you stats on tuesday and you post them wednesday?

  4. Sorry for not getting weight/pic in early today. I've had family over for an extended Memorial Day gathering kind-of-thing and just now managed to finally get away and take care of my personal stuffs!

    I'm excited! Thanks again for hosting this!

  5. Yeah! So thrilled to meet y'all!

    I am very much looking forward to this. :)

    (I occasionally might publish comments under my google account as "misspudding", but that's only because I'm lazy.)

  6. I'm so excited to start this. I needed something like this and react well to a specific challenges. I'm 35 and live just outside of KC. Thank you for starting this!!! Looking forward to hearing how you all do. I don't blog so I guess I will be one of those somewhat anonymous people :) but am ready to work!!

  7. I am a procrastinator, so I just sent you an email with my pictures and my weight. We recently moved, and I couldn't find my scale. :) Can't wait to get to know everyone! BTW, one of my Besties is competing on here as well. :)

  8. Besties vs. Besties?! jk. I'm Katy's bestie. Hi ya'll! P.S. I never say "ya'll", so don't know why I had to start now. ;)

    My boyfriend and I are participating in this challenge and I'd love to donate a prize. I'm going to prepare a care package male/female-specific that is health-conscious with a healthy treat and some other goodies. It will be around the $30 mark. Intriguing, right?

  9. I'm in too. My google account goes to my "main" blog but I'll be weight loss blogging at http://www.assinseat.blogspot.com/

    I would like to donate a prize too, but I don't have a business or anything. Since I live in Germany I could go out and find some kinda German thing though. Let me know if that's something that would work. Of course, if the person is doing too well maybe I'll make it German pretzels or some chocolate. Bwah-ha-ha! ;)

  10. I work for a company here in Scotland (speaking of which was I classified as one of the Englanders? Cause I'm so not. :P Anywho I work for this shop called Accessorize and would like to donate a pretty red apple necklace to the cause. Mind you I'd be sending it from far away but they'll get it non the less. I thought it would be cute seeing as it's healthy like an appple and such. Anywho let me know what you're thinking of doing prizes and I'll tack my name to a week.