"If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!"
― Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon
WEIGH-IN REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Weekly weigh-ins are very important!
Weigh-in Protocol — your weight is confidential and will remain so throughout the program. There are no make-up times or dates for missed weigh-ins.
Give yourself 15 minutes to weigh-in. Bring a photo I.D. If you want to record your own weight, bring your weigh-in log found in your Participant Handbook.
Weigh-in dress code -Remove jewelry, belts, jackets, excessive clothing, and empty pockets before entering the weigh-in site. Do not disrobe during weigh-ins; shorts and a t-shirt are recommended. Due to sanitary reasons, no bare feet at weigh-ins. Socks or flip flops are acceptable. If you have lost 10 pounds or more within one week or are showing signs of unhealthy weight loss, you will be flagged in the system and contacted by Y staff.
Weigh-ins are every Thursday at the YMCA Waycross from 6am until 8pm at the front or back entrances.
What are Team Lean Rules?
¨ All participants must be at least 15 years of age by January 13, 2020.
¨ Participants between the ages of 15 and 17 must have parental and physician release forms signed.
¨ Convenient weigh-in times will be held from 6am to 8pm to accommodate different schedules.
¨ With the exception of the initial weigh-in on January 13, 2020
, all weigh-ins will be held on Thursdays at The YMCA of Waycross.
¨ No make up times or dates for weigh-ins missed.
¨ Participants may only weigh in once per week at the YMCA.
¨ No shoes are to be worn during weigh-ins.
¨ No disrobing allowed at the scales. Shoes, belts, jackets, jewelry, and excessive clothing should be removed prior to weighing in.
¨ T-shirts and shorts are recommended for weigh-ins.
¨ Fad diets promising fast results are strongly discouraged; such as diets that limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.
¨ Healthy eating and exercise are encouraged.
¨ Drastic Weight loss is discouraged for health reasons.
¨ No intentionally sabotaging other teams.
¨ Rules allow for up to two (2) missed weigh-ins, missed weigh-ins cannot be consecutive.
¨ Participants must bring their Team Lean handbook to each weekly weigh-in to record weight. Weights are confidential and will not be released.
¨ The Team Lean Rules Committee has the right to make changes or clarifications to the rules at any time.
*For male & female categories, if either of the categories has less than 10 registered participants, the categories will be combined.
There will be 5 cash prizes awarded:
¨ Top overall female & top overall male-equal prize amounts
¨ Top 3 weight losers (gender does not matter) other than the top overall male & female
What are the rules for Disqualification?
¨ Missing two(2) consecutive weigh-ins.
¨ Missing more than two(2) weigh-ins total during the competition.
¨ Missing the final/week 8 weigh-in, unless prior approval is granted by the Team Lean Director.
¨ Any surgery that occurs during the program that would result in significant weight loss.
¨ Illegally stepping on scales with weighted objects at the initial weigh-in (Example: weights in pockets or undergarments).
¨ Unhealthy and/or unfair weight loss practices if discovered.
¨ Use of sauna or steam room prior to weighing in.
¨ Lap-Band surgery recipients may participate in Team Lean but are not eligible for cash prize considerations, unless it has been 2 years or more.
Returning Participant (penalty) Rule
THIS RULE WILL ONLY APPLY TO TEAM LEAN LOSERS THAT GAIN 10% OR MORE THAN THEIR ENDING WEIGHT IN THE 2019 COMPETITION. If a participant gains less than 10% or does not participate in the 2020 Team Lean Program this rule will not apply to them.
Rule: If a participant’s starting weight is more than 10% of their final weight last year, weight loss calculations will begin once they are at or below the 10% weight. Example—2019 final weight is 200 lbs than the participant can start 2020 at 220 lbs without a penalty.
What is the Penalty?
Anyone that meets the Criteria for the Penalty Rule would not be credited for the new weight loss until their weight drops below their 2019 “10%” number. The 10% number is based on your end weight during the 2019 competition. For example, if your end weight is 200 you will be penalized for anything over 220.
Contact Heather Gonzales at [email protected] to find out your ending weight from last year.