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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Are YOU this blog's Biggest Loser?

It's Biggest Loser night! And here I am again, sitting on the couch blogging about other people losing amazing amounts of weight. Hmmm....seems like something should change. But what? I need to find some motivation to eat less and move more.

You too? Well, aren't you glad that you stopped by my blog tonight?! Because tonight is the first night of the

4th Frog's Biggest Loser Contest

Here are the rules:

1. All entries will be based on the honor system.

2. All participants must e-mail a current full-body picture of themselves to 4thfrog70 at You can send a photo in TBL weigh-in attire (gym shorts and no shirt/sports bra) or in street clothes. Your photo will not be share unless you are the 4th Frog's Biggest Loser -- and by then you'll be so skinny you won't mind what you used to look like.

3. Include your current weight in the e-mail. Your weight will not be published. I'll only publish # of pounds lost and % of weight loss. And yes, I know that some math whizzes out there could easily figure out your starting weight. But we're not gonna worry about those nerdy types.

4. Every Tuesday, participants must e-mail their current weight to 4thfrog70 at On Wednesday evening, I'll post the week's results.

5. At the end of the Tuesday TBL updates, I'll post a weekly challenge for contest participants. Feel free to stop by the blog later in the week to leave a comment telling us how you're doing in the challenge.

6. BONUS for BLOGGERS -- If you have a blog, take the button to the left and add it to your blog. If you do so, you'll earn a ONE POUND BONUS off your total weigh in. So if at the end of the contest, you've lost 17 pounds, you'll get credit for losing 18 pounds.

7. The final weigh in will be Tuesday, March 10, with the 4th Frog's Biggest Loser announced on Wednesday, March 11.

And what does the 4th Frog's Biggest Loser win? (Besides better health and more self-confidence!) A prize pack including:

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The winner will also be featured in a Q&A with Before & After pictures on The 4th Frog Blog.

And just to show you that I'm in this too, I'll post a picture of me that Mike took yesterday (don't worry -- I'm wearing clothes!):

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In this picture, I weigh 527 pounds. PSYCHE! Do you think I'd really post my weight here? People I know read this blog for cryin' out loud!

You can do this. And I can do this. And we're gonna do it together! So e-mail your pic and your weight to 4thfrog70 at, copy the code below to your blog (1 pound bonus!) and put yourself on the path to be the 4th Frog's Biggest Loser!

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PS -- Thanks to Shannon for making the contest button and code!


Sharon said...

Amy, what an incredible contest and idea!! Love the button, btw. I was getting all jealous wondering how the heck you learned to make those already. LOL

I'm thinking of joining you.
I SHOULD, but not sure if I'm ready to commit yet.

Amy said...

C'mon Sharon! Think of how many calories you'll burn moving all those boxes!

Annie said...

Here it is! So sorry!

Annie said...

Okay, I am IN!! This just might be the kick in the rear that I need.

Cheryl said...

I sent you my pic. What fun! I love Biggest Loser!

Sharon said...

Amy-if I can get my sister to join in, then I'm in. ;)
Harass her at her blog to join, too!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Okay Amy I am sending you mine in today sometime. I don't think I have a recent full body pic (yuck) of me, and I absolutely refuse to take one right now with my bed head and grannie jammies. So, I guess I will get one of me on my way to work today and get it sent to you when I get home. And are really as short as your picture looks?? Geesh you look like your about 5'1" am I right?

And your feedjit is totally freaking me out! Everytime I look at it, I feel like I am being stalked! LOL And I think my mom just came over to your blog... unless it is someone else in Miami, FL!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to join but I don't have very much to lose (ideally 2 more lbs left). I will keep abreast of this contest though. Good luck to all who join!


Jessica McCoy said...

Hi Amy! I'm new to the blogging world and recently started following your blog. I would love to be a part of this. I'll see what I can do about taking a picture tonight and sending it to you tomorrow!

Look forward to being accountable and being challenged!

Amy said...

Woohoo! We're gonna have fun.

@Sharon -- I'll work on your sister.

@Jessica & Ruby's Mom -- Welcome!

Amy said...

Oh, yes. @Shannon -- I am pretty short. About 5'2", maybe 5'3"

Anonymous said...

Okay, I have been needing another kick in the butt.
I will get a picture to you asap.

Anonymous said...

Shannon sent me over to visit your blog, and it looks like a great challenge. I'll work on getting a full body pic today.

Anonymous said...

Hello and GOD BLESS!

I would love to be added to this great contest I am a Sparkie (sparkpeople) and I will send a full shot of me by the end of this weekend!

I will also add thi button to my blog page on myspace and in my sparkppl blog! GOD BLESS, Christina

Annie said...

I just sent you my pic and weight. Blah.

Tracey said...

I am emailing my picture now! I need more motivation and this might do the trick! The best part - Tuesday is my weekly weigh in day already!