Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's Almost Here! Are You Ready?

I am pumped! Bethel is closing ranks and getting our lives on track to better health! Many of you have committed to becoming a team member of Bethel's Biggest Loser. You are giving the next 13 weeks of your personal health to God. Bathe this journey in prayer for yourself and those in this battle with you. Prepare your mind with The Word and with a plan. You can't begin without a plan, so that is your homework. Get a plan for eating, and also for exercise.
Many of you are joining American Fitness or another gym...good for you! I will be looking for you, and you look for me. If you don't see me there, ask me when I am going and I will do the same for you. Accountability is key.
I am excited for this trip to begin. Pack your bags and let's go!
See you Sunday!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm So Excited!

We had a great turnout for our informational meeting for Bethel's Biggest Loser today! It was fabulous to see so many people, eager to get started on this journey. Ready to support and encourage one another throughout the next 13 weeks. If you took an enrollment card home, don't forget to return it ASAP...that is your golden ticket to get on the Loser Train! Talk up the contest with your Bethel friends...the more the merrier!
What should you do now??? Decide what type of eating plan you want to use. That is key to getting a successful start. Get your ducks in a row...know what special equipment you might need; measuring spoons and cups, food scale, calorie guide...clean out your refrigerator and cabinets...get rid of all of the unhealthy junk food that could be a temptation for your new plan. Get a food journal to keep track of what you eat and your water intake. It is smart to begin by writing it down for a while. It helps you see patterns in your eating and lets you be sure to eat the right daily amounts of food and water.
Get your head in the game...a positive attitude and starting with a plan will spell success for you and your team!
I am excited! I hope you are too!

Saturday, January 23, 2010



Information Meeting


Bethel’s Biggest Loser is a 13-week weight loss competition beginning Wednesday, February 3 and ending May 5. A $20 non-refundable registration fee will be required to participate. This money will be used to award prizes for both team and individual Biggest Losers. Because this contest not only requires an individual effort, but a team effort as well, it is extremely important to evaluate whether or not you are ready to make the commitment to participate in the contest. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link! Your fellow team members will depend on you to be faithful in your weight loss efforts and encourage them to stay faithful to theirs.

Basic Information:

1. Teams will be selected by random drawing. The teams will then be identified by a color (e.g. Red team, Blue team, etc.). Each team will be assigned a captain. The captain’s role will be to encourage and motivate team members, pass information, and keep team members on track with their weight loss efforts.

2. Private weekly weigh-ins will be held on Wednesdays in Pastor Jim’s office (Room 105). Each person will be weighed on the same scale throughout the competition. First weigh-in will be on February 3. It is recommended that you wear the same clothes each week to weigh-in.

3. You must weigh-in weekly. Weigh-ins will help you stay on track and keep you motivated to meet your weight-loss goal. Contact your team captain if you are unable to make your weigh-in. Missing your weigh-in will have a negative impact on your team. If you miss the weigh-in two consecutive weeks you will be ineligible to receive prizes or awards.

4. Weight loss scoring is based on percent (not the number of pounds) of

body weight lost per individual and team.

5. Weekly weigh-in reports will be posted on Bethel’s Biggest Loser Blog at Team members are encouraged to check the blog daily and post comments that will be helpful and encouraging to all those participating in the contest.

6. Accountability is vital to the success of the contest. Team members are encouraged to contact each other frequently to provide support and encouragement in weight loss efforts. Most importantly, pray for each other daily!

7. While the purpose of this contest is to encourage each other to lose weight by changing diet and lifestyle, the ultimate purpose is to become better stewards of the body that God has given us so we can serve Him better. In Bethel’s Biggest Loser program, there are no losers - only winners. As we encourage and celebrate with one another, we lose weight and get in better shape to serve our Lord! Through Christ we can all be winners!