If I don't need to lose weight can I still participate?
Absolutely and we hope you will! In addition to the weight tracker, our program offers educational materials about goal setting and overcoming barriers to healthy eating and physical activity, as well as a list of useful links. In addition to supporting your friends and family as they make healthy changes, you may find these features of the website to be especially appealing:
- Badge Tracker - Participate in weekly badge challenges and collect healthy eating and physical activity badges for reaching weekly goals.
- Prizes - Participate to be eligible to win weekly and grand prize raffle drawings. Eligibility is based on your success in reaching the badge challenge goals and participation in the Challenge.
We believe maintaining a healthy weight is just as important as losing weight and we hope the weekly badge challenges and tools on the site will help you!
What happens if I miss a weekly weigh- in entry?
We apologize – but if you miss a weekly weigh-in, you can NOT go back and add your weight. This policy is in place because entering a weight for at least 7 weeks makes an individual eligible for a grand prize drawing. We encourage you to return to 10poundthrowdown.com each week on a regular basis to log your weight, with a weekly deadline of 11:59am on Monday.
Tip: If you worry that you will get busy and miss the weekly deadline, keep in mind that you can add a new weight any time during the week (12:00pm Monday through 11:59am the following Monday); and then make edits to reflect your final weekly weight. To edit a weight, click on the link "Edits Weights Entered" and make the appropriate change.
Do I have to complete the badge goal during the week it is introduced in order to earn the badge?
Good news! You are able to earn the badges throughout the Challenge. If you miss a week or didn't quite meet the goal a particular week, keep trying! In order to be eligible for the weekly prizes however, you will need to meet both badge goals in the week they are first introduced. Please visit our Prizes page to learn more about the eligibility.
What personal information (weight, survey responses, etc.) will be shared and who will it be shared with?
As indicated in the disclaimer when you enroll in the challenge, the 10 Pound Throwdown committee will provide your employer with a list of participants and how many weeks you participated (if you are participating as an employee and select your place of employment upon enrollment). In addition, your teammates (if you join a team) will be able to see your name and email address. Absolutely no personal information or weight changes will be provided to your employer, your teammates, co-workers or others. You will be the only one who sees your weight.
Who should I contact with questions?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Community Health & Wellness at 717-851-3222. After you enroll in the Challenge, you will also see a "Contact Us" page at the top right of the 10 Pound Throwdown webpage.
How do I change the email address that will be used for weekly email reminders?
Visit www.10poundthrowdown.com and click in the top right corner to log in. Once logged in, click your username in the top right corner to view a pull-down list. You will see "Preferences" in that list. The Preferences section will allow you to change the email address where you receive communication from the 10 Pound Throwdown team.
How do I change the way that my name appears on the 10 Pound Throwdown site?
Visit www.10poundthrowdown.com and click in the top right corner to log in. Once logged in, click your username in the top right corner to view a pull-down list. You will see "Preferences" in that list. The Preferences section will allow you to change the way that your name appears on the site so that you can add a nickname, etc.
I'm not receiving the weekly email reminders, what should I do?
First, you may want to verify that the email address that we have on file is the one that you would like for us to be using. Visit www.10poundthrowdown.com and click in the top right corner to log in. Once logged in, click your username in the top right corner to view a pull-down list. You will see "Preferences" in that list. The Preferences section will show you what email address we have on file and will allow you to change it, if desired. If you still do not receive the email reminders, please email us at email@example.com and we can explore it further.