Green Tangerines Biggest Loser 2012 Challenge
Starts Friday, January 13th!
Entrance fee is $20
Register by calling green tangerines at 916-771-8010 or by visiting the store.
Registration is open until Thursday, January 12th at 9 pm.
1. You must be a legal FEMALE or MALE resident of the USA. Females are only allowed to register and compete in the female category. Males are only allowed to register and compete in the male category.
2. You must be honest about your weigh-ins.
3. You must e-mail a picture of your feet on your scale with the weight showing every Friday for your official weigh-ins. Weigh-in photos should be taken as close to the same time every Friday as possible. Weigh-in photos should always be done in the morning before eating or exercising to get the most accurate results. First weigh-in pictures cannot be taken prior to Friday, January 13th,2012 and must be received by Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 1pm. Weigh in photos must be emailed in to firstname.lastname@example.org You must include your username and official weigh in the subject line of your email every week.
4. Weigh-ins are every Friday. You must weigh-in EVERY week and email your weight and feet on scale photo to me at email@example.com by 1pm PST every Friday. If you do not weigh-in every Friday by 1pm you will be eliminated! If you are going to be out of town or miss a weigh-in, you must let me know before Friday at 1pm pst and you will retain the same weight as the prior weigh-in and will not be eliminated from the contest. I will compile a percentage lost chart every week after I get everyone’s weigh-ins. Weekly results will be posted on the biggest loser blog on the following Mondays by 9pm pst. When you register you will be asked to choose a username, this is the name that will appear on the results chart each week.
5. Weigh in wearing your bathing or birthday suit. ONLY SHOW YOUR FEET ON THE SCALE IN THE PICTURE FOR WEIGH IN!
6. You must start and end the competition on the same scale.
7. You must also send 3 before pictures… a shot from the front, back and side. FOR THESE PICTURES YOU MUST WEAR SHORTS AND A TIGHT T-SHIRT OR SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE (if you are comfortable in a swimsuit this is fine too). You cannot wear sweatshirts, pants or lose fitting close in your photos or they will not be accepted. If you do not provide pictures then you cannot participate. Nobody but me will see your pictures unless you win! If you are the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winner of the entire contest you must agree to submit after pictures and allow your before and after pictures to be posted on Green Tangerines blog. After pictures must also include a front, back and side shot. By participating you are agreeing to these terms. Before photos must not be taken before Thursday, January 12th, 2012 and must be emailed in no later than Friday, January 13th, by 1pm pst or you will be eliminated.
8. You can choose any weight loss program/diet, except for anything requiring surgery. This includes weight loss surgery such as lap bands, liposuction, gastric bypass, etc. Choose your program wisely. Green Tangerines is not responsible for any weight gain, weight loss, illness, mood swings, or injuries you might experience as a result of participating in this challenge. Feel free to consult a doctor or weight loss specialist to help you devise a program that works for you.
9. The whole purpose of this contest is to lose weight in a healthy way and change your lifestyle. You may not take any prescription weight loss drugs. This includes but is not limited to: Alli (Orlistat), Phentermine, Meridia (Sibutramine). If you chose to use a prescription weight loss drug you will be disqualified. Herbal supplements are acceptable. If you have questions whether something is allowed, please contact me before you begin taking it. Green Tangerines is not responsible for the effects of any supplements you choose to use during this challenge.
10. You must be at least 6 weeks postpartum.
11. If you drop out of the competition, or are disqualified or eliminated for any reason, money WILL NOT be refunded.
12. If you get pregnant or injured during the competition, money WILL NOT be refunded.
13. The final weigh in day is Friday, April 6th, 2011.
14. Winners are determined based on the same percent loss formula used in the biggest loser tv competition. The formula is the percentage of total body weight lost. For example if your start weight is 200lbs. and in 12 weeks you lose 24lbs your percent lost would equal 12%. The highest percent lost wins.
15. One weekly winner from each category will be chosen each week based on that specific weeks percentage lost. (not cumulative) The weekly winners will be announced each Monday by 9pm PST on the blog and will receive a scrapbooking prize. Sorry boys... it's the best we can do!
16. Three grand prize winners from each category will be chosen based on percent lost over the whole 12 weeks. Prizes will be awarded as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for these six winners.
17. Prize amounts will be determined based on the number of entrants. 75% of entrance fees for each category will be allotted for the grand prize winners of that category and will be paid out in cash. Grand prizes will be split as follows: 1st place 60%, 2nd place 25%, 3rd place 15%. If more than 100 contestants compete in any one category we will award 5 grand prizes in that category. 1st place 50%, 2nd place 20%, 3rd place 15%, 4th place 10%, and 5th place 5%.
18. Grand prize winners will be notified on Monday, April 9th, 2012 by 9pm PST. Winners after photos must be received by Wednesday, April 10th by 5pm PST, or a runner-up will be chosen. Winners will be announced and their before and after photos will be revealed on the biggest loser blog no later than Monday, April 16th, 2012.