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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The OC New Me Challenge

Do you all know about "The OC New Me Challenge"?

If not, you should. And you'll need to get to it quickly - the last day for registration is tomorrow, January 7, 2007.

Here's the deal. We all have some goal we would like to achieve in 2007 regarding our weight, our A1C, or both. Allison has put together The OC New Me Challenge.

You set a goal or two, back up your commitment with some greenbacks (cash), and check in regularly along the year. If you meet your goals you get your cash back (with the possibility of getting MORE cash than you sent in!). Along the way you are encouraged by benchmark rewards and drawings for things like books, CD's, gift cards, etc. It also sounds like Allison is pulling together some experts to inform us and offer advice through the website periodically too. How much more can you ask for?!

I like the fact that it's a year long. This gives you time to make lifestyle changes rather than drastic and possibly unhealthy radical changes. I like the fact that I'm accountable and have to check in regularly. I like the idea of little rewards and prizes along the way. I like the idea that we have yet another way to pull together and encourage, challenge, and support each other.

There is really no good reason for you not to join the challenge.

Me? I'm in for $100 big ones. About 50lbs and 1.5 points in my A1C.

Here's to a NEW ME and a NEW YOU in 2007!

Me and G-Money are going to figure out some kind of virtual "workout buddy" program or something. :-)

5 Comments:

Blogger julia said...

Wow, $100! I'm only able to cough up $10. I'm kind of looking forward to this, though. The support should help. I hope.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous In Search Of Balance said...

I agree! I'm only in for 10 pounds, but the trick for me is KEEPING them off, and the fact that it's a year long is great. It really makes you have to stick to your plan (which for me is yoga every day).

See you there! :)

10:16 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Hurrah for people joining! I've actually had a ton of people join in just the past couple of days, which has been super awesome. I just hope everyone sticks with it.

Thanks for mentioning this, Scott. And thanks for the double kudos, I really do appreciate it. Even though I get highly embarassed and all ridiculously red because of it.

Luckily, this is the internet. And you can't see me.

1:52 AM  
Blogger type1emt said...

better late then never..
Thanks for the reminder, I'm a major procrastinator, finally joined up today.

11:56 AM  
Blogger MileMasterSarah said...

I do want to join, but I have to budget buying myself a scale and the ten bucks I'd put in. I should be able to do that in the next two weeks (barring any financial catastrophe). I'm gonna register for 10 lbs. I should be able to run it off by December, I gained it in 3 months of not running!

6:50 PM  

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