|Bluezy's Fabulous Challenge Art /Badge. :D|
I rather like the rules I added to the previous post, so that's how it will be. I only need to add the refinements, details, and I'll do that after Christmas. Pretty much: Those in the previous post will be the rules.
I added a briefer recap of the rules/elements to a list on the left sidebar. Peruse it. Recheck it for additions prior to the start of the challenge on 12/31/11.
I will give more info about the buddy system I plan to implement to keep us accountable and not missing deadline linkies. :D For now, know that this will be a more rigorous challenge than the previous because of that, but it will still be about YOUR goals and measures--you set them, not me. I just keep you accountable. That's all.
We are up to 10 challengers as of right now. I added some folks who were consistent from the CDCC, and who I believe will profit healthfully from the E2E. People I believe will respect the rules and stick it out to the end.
I won't allow more than, maybe 18. 20 absolute tops. I'd prefer we kept it down to 14-18. I do believe fewer--but more committed--challengers means we can support each other better, get to know each other better, and thereby give better targeted support. It's a hard journey--be it maintenance, losing, relosing, toning up, getting over binge issues or other eating issues. It's hard. We need to have each other's backs.
Okay...this is the post for you to add a comment if you wish to make a request to join the E2E, that is, if you haven't been added to the blogroll at right.
Know this: I give priority to folks who've stuck out challenges (sans quitting), who have optimistic blogs that help others, who are consistent bloggers with accountability and honesty. I adore people who are supportive. If you are a negative nelly, a bummer, a sporadic and inconsistent blogger, and have quit challenges--I am not the challenge leader for you. Really, you'll just irk me and I'll holler at you.
Make sure your blog is working. Make sure you can comment. If you have issues with Blogger, open a free blog on Wordpress or another host and make sure you are able to participate. Blogger had glitches in the last challenge, and it was frustrating for some. Fix that issue before 12/31, yes?
If you want someone who is 100% on your side to win your battles, who will be really honest and kick ya in the butt (kinda tactfully sometimes), who won't be happy if you give up on yourself, and who expects you to be totally genuine, even if you're struggling, who will never make fun of your efforts, who wants you to be your best--I'm here.
If I have a slot open and I don't know you, I will check your blog to see if you're 1. a consistent blogger, 2. an honest blogger, 3. are really working on issues, even if not making much progress yet. If you don't have a blog, forget it. Don't ask to join, K?
Angela Pea is the co-lead for this (see blogroll for her blog), so if I'm not around for some reason, head to her blog and ask her a commenty question as needed. I am pretty good about responding, but hey, stuff happens. I can be reached by leaving a comment here or on my Happy Weight After blog (comments go to email, unless they're spammy).
FEEL FREE TO GRAB THE BADGE THAT OPENED THIS POST FOR YOUR BLOG. I know it's kinda lame, but a visual artiste, I am not. I'm a wordsmith, not a picturesmith. :D Use it or not. Create a better one! ETA: Bluezy created a badge way more creative and artistic and attractive than mine. Feel free to grab that, too.
All right. Post your questions, requests. INCLUDE YOUR BLOG URL with your request.
Happy holidays to all. I wish you much joy with your loved ones. Be well...and I'll see y'all soon.