Back in 2013 dvelcich organized a Biggest Loser LIF that I participated in and it actually helped me lose some weight. He smartly started it near the end of 2013 so it could last all of 2014, but I'm not that on-the-ball so I'm throwing this out here now. Basic idea is that I believe accountability helps with weight loss. I know because I won that LIF in 2014, subsequently lost all accountability, and now am actually heavier than BEFORE I started participating in that LIF. sad_trombone.gif The rules are pretty similar to the ones from that 2014 LIF and are as follows: 1) Proof of progress will be tracked in a private conversation via photos of weigh-ins and a Google Spreadsheet. Proof is basically a photo of your feet on a scale. We'll see a lot of Hobbit toes. It's ok; it happens. 2) I'll start a "Hauls and Motivation" thread so we can publicly share boxes and give words of encouragement. 3) Weigh-ins will start on 2/1/2018 and occur on the 1st and 15th of each month, and will include more photos of scales and feet. Basically this keeps accountability throughout. 4) On the first of each month, the person that has lost the most weight that previous month as a percentage of body weight is the "winner". You have to provide proof of progress on the 1st and 15th of that month to be eligible to win that month. If the person who lost the most didn't meet the proof of progress requirement, the next highest amount lost will be the winner, and so on. So don't forget to post! 5) I will ship a box to the first winner in March. Each subsequent month, the winner of the previous month ships to the winner of the next month. If the same person wins multiple months in a row, I'll ship to the consecutive winner. At the end of the year (following a 12/31/2018 weigh-in), I'll ship a nice box to whomever has lost the most weight from 2/1/2018 to 12/31/2018 as a percentage of body weight. To be eligible for the end-of-the-year box, you'll have to meet 75% of the weigh-in post requirements (17 of 23) throughout the year. For a lot of people, drinking less and losing weight are intrinsically linked, so let's say the monthly boxes will be in the min 50 oz. range. 6) To encourage NOT dropping out during the year, we'll tack on a Keeping Your Resolution BIF component. When the LIF kicks off (as part of the private conversation), in addition to your current weight, post a goal weight that you'd like to be at when the year closes. I'll randomly assign targets from everybody that enters and post that at the beginning of the LIF. If you DON'T hit your goal weight at the end of the year, you ship min 150 oz. to your target at the beginning of 2019. If you DO hit your goal weight, you don't have to ship to your target. If you stop participating during the year, you're automatically on the hook to ship. Failure to do so will result in a Bad Trader thread. Please be reasonable and don't say "I want to lose 5 lbs in a year" as a way to potentially receive a box without needing to ship one at the end of the year. That's really not what the spirit of this is about. Hopefully (in a weird way), nobody will have to ship out any beer at the end! 7) Please don't enter if you're not interested in sending a nice box to the person who wins after you. 8) Must be an established trader in good standing with a shipping address in the Lower 48. If you would like to enter, please send me a message with your name, email address, shipping address, and phone number. Do NOT just post in the thread that you'd like to be a part of this, I need your info. I'll keep this open until 1/29. If we can get 8 people to participate by then I'll run it. If not, I'll hope that this is the year I can do it on my own! Cheers.