Go ahead and put on your buffs. I’ll wait…..okay! Wow! You look hot! Ready to go? Have you gotten together with your tribes? Made some friends and formed alliances? Are you ready for some awesome challenges and a chance to win the Immunity idol? Yeah, it’s going to be an amazing journey to the back of beyond. Or beyond our backs. Or whatever…we are going to have so much fun while we SHRINK!
In case you didn’t see them already, go and check out the fabulous prizes. HOLY COW, right? We did it all for you, because who doesn’t need a little extra incentive to lose weight, right?
I’d like to start off by thanking our fabulous sponsors. Without them this challenge wouldn’t be possible! Our sponsors are:
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If you still have questions about how this here challenge is going to work, Melissa put together an amazing set of Shrinkvivor Questions & Answers. Check them out here! And if you look up on the navbar, you’ll see Shrinkvivor. Hover over it and you’ll see a drop-down menu with all things Shrinkvivor related!
Okay, let’s get to the other important stuff! Today is your very first weigh-in as a Shrinkvivor! HOLLA! Do me a favor and step on that scale, grab a cool button, blog about it and link up to us in your post, and come back here and leave your link below in our Linky widget. Also, pucker up those lips and kiss that number good-bye! Take a picture of yourself kissing that number good-bye. Take a picture of yourself, too. For posterity. Because you’re never going to see that weight again. It’s all down-hill from here!
A couple of things I wanted to mention. Do this right, okay? Don’t get crazy and starve yourself thinking that you’ll lose weight faster. I know our prizes are the BOMB, but it’s not worth putting your health or well-being at risk. This is supposed to healthy and fun, with a little bit of competition thrown into the mix.
Alright tribes and tribe members, figure out where you’re going to set up your hut, and get to shrinking!
If you’re new to this weight-loss thing, follow me over here behind these palm trees and I’ll show a little secret weapon. It helps if you have a plan. Go ahead and check these sites out. I won’t tell anyone else that you might have a secret weapon:
- SparkPeople – Great community site for tracking calories – FREE!
- The Daily Plate – A great place to track calories with an awesome database of foods – FREE!
- The Daily Mile – track your fitness! Not just for running, but also biking, swimming, walking, fitness, you name it!
- Weight Watchers – It’s not free, but I swear by it. I lost almost 60 pounds with WW and have kept it off for years!
You can enter your starting weight in the form below! If for some reason it’s not working for you, you can click here to go to the form. If it still doesn’t work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so we can figure it out! Thanks :) Remember that you HAVE to have your weight in by 9 p.m. CENTRAL time. Do you know when Central time is? Figure it out, because we aren’t making any exceptions!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow evening for our very first Tribal Council! No, we won’t be sending anyone to Exile Island just yet, but we will be announcing our very first set of challenges. The physical challenge will determine which Tribe gets the Immunity Idol and has immunity at next week’s Tribal Council, and the other challenge, which will be non-physical. More of a ‘something you should really be doing’ type of thing! You’ll love us for it. Trust me.
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Link up your weigh-in post here!