CLEVELAND
Competes to lose weight
MAY 5 - JUNE 30

$100 (refundable*) entry fee
for a chance to win
$$$$THOUSANDS$$$$ 

THE WEIGHT IS OVER CLEVELAND COMPETITION

A Weight loss competition to benefit 

HEALTHY KIDS HEALTHY WEIGHT

at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

 

Hosted by SouthPark Mall

 

$100 entry fee* for a chance to Win $$$$THOUSANDS$$$$

*Entry is free to contestants who participate in the

charitable sponsorship portion of the competition. 

 

HOW IT WORKS.  Beginning May 5, contestants will have 8 weeks of self-supervised "at home" diet (of choice) and exercise program (of choice), to lose as much weight as they need or desire. On Monday June 30, contestants will be weighed in for final results. Using highest percentage of weight loss balances the competition fairly, at the same time allows for different body types and different goal weights. Cash Prizes will be awarded to highest percentage of weight loss winner.

 

PRIZE $$MONEY$$. The contestants in th top 8 weight loss spots will win a makeover compliments of SouthPark Mall.  The first place winner will be awarded $25 for every pound lost. Other prizes, gift cards, trophies and awards will be awarded to the top finalists plus the contestants in the top spots in fund raising for Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. All contestants will receive awards at the Finale. 

 

THIS WILL BE A FUN WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT. As a contestant, you will receive weekly email challenges, temptations and inspirations to participate in, which are sure to keep you motivated. Contestants keep posted to the website for updates on the progress of your competition!!  Contestants can also keep connected to each other on THE WEIGHT IS OVER Facebook Page.

 

HALF TIME PEP RALLY. Contestants may attend the half time pep rally on Wednesday June 4 at 7pm which will include personal support, speakers on diet, fitness and weight loss, child obesity education and Q&A. Weigh in at the half time pep rally for a chance to win cool prizes and gifts that will help you move forward in this competition!! (please bring any donations you have collected so far for Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital to the half time pep rally)

 

GET SPONSORS FOR FREE REGISTRATION. This event helps raise money for Healthy Kids/Healthy Weight programs at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.  After you have paid your $100 registration, please use your RB&C sponsor sheet to encourage friends, family and co-workers to SPONSOR you in your weight loss effort.  Collect $dollars$ for pounds. If you want to lose 10 pounds for example, ask friends, family, co-workers, local merchants or your company to sponsor your weight loss effort by donating $1 or $5 or $20 or $100 for each pound you are committed to lose. Collect at least $250 for RB&C and your $100 registration fee will be refunded at the awards finale provided you have met your personally set weight loss goal. So even if you aren't the overall winner, you still walk away with CASH!!! Getting sponsors to lay down DOLLARS to support your weight loss effort will keep you accountable and on track. Knowing you will get $100 back at the end will further motivate you. All sponsor money collected is a tax deductible donation to UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.  An additional BONUS cash prize and trophy will be awarded to the contestant that raises the most money in sponsor donations.

 

FINAL WEIGH IN will be held at SouthPark Mall on MONDAY JUNE 30 from 6-8pm. Contestants will be weighed in for final results. Winners will be determined by the highest percentage of weight loss.  Your donations for Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital MUST BE TURNED IN at the final weigh in on MONDAY JUNE 30.  Don't forget a $250 donation or more wins your $100 registration fee back provided you have met your weight loss goal.

 

AWARDS FINALE WEDNESDAY JULY 2 at 7:30pm at SOUTHPARK MALL. Winners will be presented with CASH, GIFTS, PRIZES, TROPHIES, and all contestants will be presented awards.  Donation will be presentedt to RB&C and 8 finalist will grace the runway to show off their winning makeover in the FASHIONABLY FIT Fashion Show.

 

REGISTRATION and starting weight WEIGH IN will take place at SouthPark Mall Saturday May 3 (noon-5pm).  If you would like to register online and skip the inperson weigh in, you may register over the phone by following the simple registration steps on the left bar of this page. 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Contact Julie at gold2@aol.com.

DEBBIE FESTA WINTER 2014 THE WEIGHT IS OVER CLEVELAND COMPETITION WINNER.  Debbie was the top winner losing 25% of her body weight.  She lost 39 pounds in 12 weeks and won $25 for every pound she lost.  She weighed in at 117 pounds and took home $1,000.00 

Debbie and 9 other contestants were awarded makeovers compliments of SouthPark Mall and were featured models in SouthPark Mall's Fashionably Fit Fashion Show at the Awards Finale on Saturday April 5.  

Here is what she had to say: This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I would love to see many more people participate because I know they would gain so much from this program. I want to tell everyone how great this weight loss program is. When I went to sign up I said right off the bat that this would force me to put my money where my mouth is. I wanted to take the weight off but was having trouble finding motivation. This contest will gave me accountability as well as many incentives to take the weight off! Throughout the competition I had the support of weekly emails and challenges to keep me on my toes. If you follow through with these challenges, it will give you something to focus on for the week as well as receiving support from Julie and the other contestants! I found it important to keep up with both exercise and eating healthy. You have to do both in order to succeed in your weight loss goal. Find an exercise that you enjoy and truly commit to doing it daily. I used my elliptical daily as well as videos that worked different muscle groups. I would put my running shoes right by my bed so I would have it in my head that as soon as I got up I would be working out. Eating was a little harder for me. I love to eat and hate passing up treats. I decided that the results I wanted as well as trying to win this contest was more important then the temporary satisfaction of that dish of ice cream. I did allow some wiggle room one day a week which got me through the other 6 days. Take it meal by meal, plan your day out so that you are not out and grabbing fast food or junk. You can do it and it will get easier as you see the number on the scale getting smaller. The biggest thing I can say is go in full force with no excuses allowed . A lot of people say they do not have the time to work out. I say that is nothing but an excuse, if you truly want this you will find the time. I have 5 kids including a 10 month old. I would go to bed early instead of tv watching at night. I would then get up very early and workout for hours before my kids got up. Find the time in your schedule, it is there you just have to find it and hen go for it. The last tip I will leave you with that really motivated me is to make yourself a check off chart. I wrote down every day of the contest and would write down the exercise I did every day and then would cross that day off as a day of success! You will see your progess and countdown to the finale. The finale is what to strive for. I imagined the finale and wanted to win and that kept me motivated to keep going. The top 10 get makeovers which are unbelievable! I was made over which made me feel like a princess. Being able to show my family all my hard work was the best feeling! When Julie announced me as the winner I started to cry and was beyond happy. All of those hours I put in and the sacrifice was worth it for that moment. If you need to loose weight do this competition it is so worth it. You will have support as well as find an inner strength in yourself that will change your outlook on life. The true prize will be in seeing those pounds slip away and discovering a whole new you! You can do this, work hard, stay positive, and keep focused! Summer is coming and you will be able to wear your favorites and be proud!

Debbie's BEFORE at 156 pounds

REGISTER NOW TO COMPETE

Simply E-mail the following information to:

gold2@aol.com


1. NAME

2. ADDRESS

3. PHONE

(home & cell) 

4. E-MAIL 

5. WILL YOU RAISE $$ IN ORDER TO BE REIMBURSED YOUR $100 REGISTRATION FEE?

6. WHAT TIME WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEIGH IN AT THE MALL ON THE DESIGNATED WEIGH IN DAY? (please choose a time between Noon - 5pm)

7.  IF YOU ARE NOT WEIGHING IN AT THE MALL, WE WILL CALL YOU TO MAKE ARANGEMENTS TO GET YOUR STARTING WEIGHT.

(no problem)

 

Email 1-7 (above) to: gold2@aol.com

You will be contacted upon receipt of your registration. 

 

 

 


Everyone looked amazing!!! Would I do this again? 100% yes. but hopefully I do not have too because I am at a good weight and hope to maintain what I have accomplished. Would I recommend this to others? 100% yes and I already have....

CLEVELAND TWIO WINTER 2014 RESULTS

 

Debbie Festa LOSS: 39 25%

Joe Camera LOSS: 54 19.5%

Dal Miranda LOSS: 37 18.6%

Ed Zeitz LOSS: 55 16.8%

Julli Beauchamp LOSS: 45 15%

Theresa Kiser LOSS: 61 13.7%

Jada Koushik (35) LOSS: 24 13.6%

Rachel Meyrose LOSS: 21 12.4%

Stephanie Garthrite (45) Loss: 35 11.7%

Kimberly Miranda (32) LOSS: 19 10.6%

Alitra Scott LOSS: 29 9.6%

Martika Martin LOSS: 13 7%

Dawn Ungerer LOSS:10 5.5%

Jillian Scott LOSS: 9 5.2%

Marge Kelley $406 DONATION

I really enjoyed winning the makeover. It is always nice to be pampered and it was fun to have a nice reward after working so hard. The girl at master cuts and the workers at bare minerals were all so great and friendly. I loved getting to know the other contestants better, everyone really did look so great. I already used my gift card to the limited and was able to buy a cute red dress, a new pair of jeans, and a new shirt for $62 (I love finding good deals). After using my gift card, I only had to spend $12. Would have loved winning first prize but I like how the top 10 people all got makeovers and gift cards. Knowing that it wasn't an all or nothing kind of thing, kept me motivated. I am a competitive person and this contest really helped motivate me and get back in shape. Excited about continuing on this path of a healthier living. I hope the next round of contestants finds success!