llpirata - LOL! I didn't mean "read" in the literal sense but I seriously can't make out what is on the paper. I suppose it doesn't matter whether we can make out what's on the paper, just that the judges can, and I'm sure they can with the original photos.
Love you some you...PERSEVERE!
yeah I just went ahead and put the stupid newpaper in mine. You know, for when I win. LOL.
I wish I did for when I win! LOL :)
Miss-Fit, I just asked the same question in a different post. And Llpirata, I unfortunately agree, that when there's money involved, there is always an incentive to cheat. I've heard of folks who have cheated on marathons and all sorts of other challenges. I, too, agree it is a matter of personal victory and the biggest reward is self fulfillment and growth. But, when a company sponsors a challenge like this, there need to be strict guidelines that ensure adherance to the rules and fairness.
I don't think or would never speculate that any of the past winners are cheaters. There transformations are remarkable, a few similar to those on the biggest loser. I bet some of these folks who win work out a whole lot more than the program dictates and probably don't use their cheat day! I know that will probably not happen with me, I'm going by the book, that's gonna enough of a challenge for me to follow! LOL!
Take good care!
I didn't have a newspaper in my before pics but that's alright with me even if it does disqualify me for some money. As someone else said this isn't about the money for me at all.
I will still send in a package hoping that if my transformation journey can inspire 1 single person out there that was as down in the dumps as I was before reading about some of the amazing people here and in the book then its worth it.
IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING YEARS AGO WHEN I DID THE FIRST CHALLENGE, THAT DATED PHOTOS WERE NOT NECESSARY BECAUSE THEY ADMINISTER LIE DETECTOR TESTS WHEN THERE'S A QUESTION. I DON'T REMEMBER WHERE I READ THIS CAUSE IT 10 OR MORE YEARS AGO.
If money is the only motivation and a deceptive cunning nature is a person's personality, chances are that person won't be in the winner's circle at the end of twelve weeks. . . Just my opinion!
You know, it really doesn't seem to matter to me about why the folks who join the challenge. I think most people join for the right reason.
My point is, if I were a multi-million dollar business sponsoring a challenge such as this, I would make sure to have all my i's dotted and t's crossed. I honestly believe most people are honest, and most will join this challenge with their own well being in mind. However, since this is open to all, the rules need to be on the straight-and-narrow, allowing for the few who might try to beat the rules.
Being able to take a photo six months or one year prior, then submitting it as the first of your 12 week challenge, is a POSSIBILITY. That's all I'm saying. And, as long as it's a possibility, there should be rules governing it. Any smart company would require it. I imagine there could be lawsuits over this kind of stuff.
I'm still going to do the challenge. I love and use EAS products already. My husband and I have both lost about 35 pounds in the past six months. We've been doing it slowly, but now are ready to rev up the workout and diet. We both have over 100 more pounds to lose. And, to be honest, the money IS an EXTRA motivator, just not THE motivator. I'm being honest here. But not enough to lie, which this contest allows for, as it stands.
They could even require folks to visit their doctors and have their stats in their doc's records. I don't know. People say their blood pressure was lowered as well as their cholesterol, but my husband and I, even after 35 pounds and still with 100 to lose, are off our blood pressure meds and under 200 cholesterol. That should be a motivator for anyone over 300 pounds...I hope it helps someone who reads this.
A multi-million dollar corporation should have these protocols in place for a contest worth $25,000. In today's economy, that's a lot of cash, and as much as I like to trust people, I see a lot of loop holes to take advantage of the "system."
Just my thoughts, thanks.
if i remember from the first challenge they did use a lie detector to make sure the finalists didn't use anything they weren't supposed to. so i would guess if they doubted your transformation they could request one. but it is not something that has been a real issue.
I doubt anyone here really knows what goes on behind the scenes. A lie detector test is very unreliable. And, being a social medial person, I know there are folks who work for companies who answer questions under the name of supposed "real people" names.
I hope this company will get real and require upfront and real proof of weight and stats. And, I hope everyone will continue to make progress with their goals. EAS is a great product. But, it is also a company. A company sponsoring a contest should have real rules in place. Period.
I wandered about that picture thing too. I did this challenge maybe 5 years ago and then we were required the newspaper. I used my digital camera this time and didn't bother with the paper since I don't see the pictures up like that anymore. I think digital camera is the best because it is dated by the camera and there is software that will verify. It's sad that there are so many crooks that this is a concern. BFL is a great contest idea and motivator for positive change. EAS is also the product that I trust and seems to work best for me. There are some less expensive, and list the same ingredients but the quality of those ingredients aren't always the same ,which can be all the difference. Cheap stuff doesn't work. That is why it is cheap.
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