Resolution Recharge Is Underway!
Slow and Steady Wins The Race!
The Resolution Recharge has passed the half way point. Many participants report success so far. Others have said the journey is not going as planned. If you are struggling, do not give up. Remind yourself that results may not happen over night. The tortoise really was onto something with the slow and steady wins the race motto. Here are some tips to get you back on track.

  1. Keep moving. Even with the snow, find a place to at least walk, that may mean laps around your office or the living room.
  2. Plan ahead to avoid hunger. If you get too hungry it is much easier to overeat. Plan nutritious snacks into your day. Healthy options include dried or fresh fruit, carrots, low calorie trail mix, whole-grain cereal or nuts.
  3. Keep some of your favorite foods in your diet. For some totally removing a few favorite foods can create feelings of deprivation and lead to binging. Choose healthier substitutes like a small portion of low-fat frozen yogurt instead of a full bowl of ice cream or a bite size candy bar instead of whole one.
  4. Do not be too hard on yourself. Remember one bad day does not mean you have to abandon your weight loss goal. There is always tomorrow. If you over-indulge forgive yourself and start new the next day.
  5. Look at your goals and see if they need to be re-adjusted. Are you trying to lose weight too fast? Reasonable goals will help you stay focused. Try having both short term and long term goals. An example of a short term goal is to say, "Today I will not eat a candy bar." At the end of a successful day you can tell yourself you have met one of your goals!
List of Winners!
Prizes!

After three weeks of the challenge were completed, all the participants that reported results were entered in a drawing. The 50 winners are listed. Congratulations! Keep up the great work. Your prize will be sent next week.

More Opportunities For Prizes!

At the end of the challenge anyone that has reported all six weeks will be entered in a drawing. Participants can win more than once! Even if you did not lose weight, be sure to report for prize eligibility.
 
Biggest loser: Those that report the largest weight loss percentage will receive prizes. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by a random drawing.

Participants Share Tips

Andrea Mesa (Appleton Area School District): "I found I was more successful when I wrote down what I was eating and my daily activity. I felt it helped hold myself accountable."

Sheri Esch (Gateway Technical College): "I have been eating healthy foods, cutting down on sugar and 5 days a week at the gym doing cardio and weights."

Don Norwick (Waterford Union High School): "Just need to make the time to better yourself and work through the excuses. Do not be too hard on yourself."
Important Dates To Remember

March 3
Weigh yourself, record your weight and the number of pounds you lost in your tracker.

March 10
Weigh yourself, record your weight and the number of pounds you lost in your tracker.

March 17
Weigh yourself, record your weight and the number of pounds you lost. Report your final results. The link will be available March 17.

It is our goal that this challenge will provide those that want to lose weight some extra incentive. There is no way to monitor the accuracy and truthfulness of the results submitted. Please be honest to make this competition fun and fair for everyone participating.
2019 Challenges

8 th Annual Fitness Challenge
April 14-May 25
Teams of up to 4 people compete with others from across the state. During the challenge participants will track their activity for each week. Register here.

Walking Challenge 
September 1-28
GHT members record their walking activity and report their progress. Prizes are awarded to those that report their progress.

3 For 3 Challenge
November 3-30
Members will earn points for eating 2 ½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit daily, while also doing 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. Participants will be eligible to award their local food pantry a monetary donation from the GHT.
WCA Group Health Trust | www.wcaght.org