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Ideas needed for new TOPS Challenge...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Last night I was elected leader of a TOPS group that was dead for quite a while. It's slowly coming back to life after a few months of really working at encouraging and motivating the group. They seem to be doing ok with dieting, but I'd like to motivate them to exercise more. I've been playing with the idea of a new challenge and I'm calling it "Dare, Double Dare, or Triple Dare."

I'd like to put activities on slips of paper and name them in one of the three categories, Dare, Double Dare, or Triple Dare, according to their difficulty. During the meeting each member who chooses to participate will pull out a slip as their challenge for the week. I'm thinking of things like "walk around the block once, 3 days this week" and the like. I need activities for people who are very overweight and out of shape - and they must be free. If they do the Dare they will receive a small reward the following week.

I would really appreciate any brainstorming that you'd like to share. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THIS IDEA IN YOUR TOPS CHAPTER AS WELL!

Thanks for your help friends - I'll keep you posted on the progress.
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    Congratulations on the position!!! Great news. emoticon
    3751 days ago
    We had one this winter that involved outlining our hands on a piece of typing paper, drawing fingernails and each week that we weighed in with a loss we got to color in one fingernail. It ran over Christmas so it took a little more than 10 weeks with our tiny group but it was fun and there was some friendly competition going on!
    The one we have now will just run for 4 weeks and we get points for each pound lost, calling a TOPS friend, exercising 3 days a week for 30 minutes and drinking at least 4 glasses of water. Challenges do seem to inspire the members and we all try a little harder.
    I was also just made the leader of my group. In our tiny group it doesn't need to be an election since we all need to take a turn with an office but I hope I can inspire the others and help us grow.
    3751 days ago
    great idea.........I`ll think a bit and get back to you. Love, MOM emoticon
    3751 days ago
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