Win Valuable Prizes!
Impress Your Friends!
This week we’re starting up a health and weight loss competition that I hereby dub #PASSGameOn, because it ends right before PASS Summit (no, you don’t have to attend PASS to participate). Tom LaRock (Twitter, blog) and I are hosting!
Here’s what you do:
Goal: To score as many points as possible. Individual and team point averages count toward cash prizes.
Weekly exceptions: 1 day off, 1 meal off. No saving days/meals off between weeks.
Bonus: 10 points for turning in scores on time, 20% for losing 1% body weight.
Penalties: 10 points for snacking (a soda counts as a snack), 20 points for collusion (agreeing with another player to cheat); 25 point PER PORTION alcohol penalty. And each time you change your habit choices, you lose 50 points.
*A sanctioned meal on the Game On diet is an approved lean protein, healthy fat, carb, fruit and/or veg. You should really have the Game On book to refer to.
** Some options for bad habit: drugs, complacency, lying, negative self-talk, cursing, coffee, texting while driving, watching tv, mindlessly surfing the internet, video games, porn, etc. Good habits? Cooking, music, floss, yoga, meditate, journal, time with family, read books, vitamins, projects, etc.
We’re making some changes to the by-the-book rules. 1, the water rule: your goal is half your weight (in ounces) or 3 liters, whichever is less. 2, you can choose 4 meals daily instead of 5. 3, we’re also taking out the rule that forbids alcohol if you don’t make weight.
You’ll participate both as an individual, and in a 3-man team. Prizes are as follows:
Let’s say we get 21 people recruited at $20 each. We split them into 7 teams of 3 players each. The total pot is $420. The overall winning team would get $84 (split between 3 people, so each more than earned their original $20 back). The overall winning individual would earn $84 for themselves (which is the lion’s share of all prize monies). During the week the highest scoring team would earn $42 (split between 3 people) and the highest individual would earn $42.
What this means is that we could have a scenario where 3 people walk away with all the money, including one person who earns about $260 (the max any one person could earn under this format, 62.5% of the revenue, not too bad).
We could also have the situation where up to 17 people manage to earn money (3 different teams win each week, a 4th team could win it all, and one person on the fifth team could be individual champ). I like this situation as it keeps everyone involved.
Chances are we have a nice mix between 4 and 17 people earning some cash back.
Keep your own score with absolute integrity. It’s way too easy to overlook your own slipup, but that kind of selective blindness is most likely what got us all fat and/or out of shape in the first place. BE COMPLETELY HONEST, with yourself and your teammates.
Play all out.
There is no benefit for you in cheating at this game. No menefit for you and no benefit for your waistline.