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The average American gains 1–5 pounds over the holiday season and over time, the weight can add up. Don’t wait for New Year’s Resolutions. Give yourself the gift of maintaining your pre-holiday weight. Join your UCI colleagues to take this year's 8-week Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge.

Challenge Kick-Off Webinar Series:

November 7, 2017 - November 29, 2017

Maintain Don't Gain Challenge:

November 20, 2017 - January 12, 2018

2017-2018 UCI Maintain Don't Gain Challenge Overview

1. Maintain Don't Gain Challenge Kick-Off Webinar Series

Click links below to watch recorded webinars:
November 7 -
Emotional Eating: The Connection Between Mood and Food
November 16 - Developing Will Power and Self Control to Change Behavior
November 29 - Healthy Lifestyles: Changing the Way You Think About Diet and Exercise

2. Sign up for the Challenge by Friday, November 17, 2017

All participants that sign up by completing the Maintain Don't Gain Challenge EEE Survey will receive a free starter kit with challenge incentives.

3. Weigh In

Attend a weigh-in event or weigh yourself at home and record your Week 1 weight on the provided Tracking Form.

Campus
November 9 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Newkirk Alumni Center)
November 13 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Human Resources)
November 14 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Human Resources)
November 15 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Human Resources)
November 17 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Anteater Recreation Center)

Medical Center
November 8 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Bldg. 55, Lawn)
November 9 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
November 10 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)

November 13 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
November 14 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
November 15 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
November 16 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
November 17 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)

4. Read your weekly Challenge emails for tips, resources, and motivation

Weekly emails will be sent to the email provided each Monday throughout the challenge and include tips, a health recipe, a video, and more.

Week 1 - Building Healthier Meals
Week 2 - Shop Smart. Shop Healthy.
Week 3 - Healthy Dining Out
Week 4 - Get Up, Get Out, Get Moving
Week 5 - Food Can Be the Best Medicine
Week 6 - Avoid Diet Sabotage
Week 7 - Keep Moving Forward
Week 8 - New Year, New Attitude

5. Track your weight weekly using the Tracking Form

Only Week 1 and Week 8 weights required. Weekly tracking is suggested but optional. Please Note: This record is for your eyes only and will not be tracked by anyone but yourself.

6. Weigh Out

Attend a weigh-out event or weigh yourself at home and record your Week 8 weight on the Tracking Form by January 19, 2018.

Campus
January 16 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Human Resources)
January 17 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Human Resources)
January 18 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Human Resources)
January 19 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Anteater Recreation Center)

Medical Center
January 16 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
January 17 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)

January 18 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)
January 19 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cafeteria Douglas Hospital & Human Resources)

7. Report Your Results by Friday, January 26, 2018

Report your results in person at one of the weigh-out events or online by filling out the EEE Survey. Only the weight difference from Week 1 to Week 8 will be reported. No actual weights required.


Incentives and Prizes

All participants who sign up for the Challenge by Nov. 17 will receive a "Challenge" starter kit.
All participants who complete the 8-week challenge by reporting their results online (EEE survey), will receive a gift, regardless of weight change.
Those participants who successfully complete the challenge by maintaining (within 3 lbs) or losing weight will be entered into a grand prize raffle.

Raffles Prizes Include:
Lunchbox
Massages
Fitness Testing (Bod Pod/RMR/VO2)
Fit Bit
Mountain bikes
And more!