Eden Lives Healthy (Voting Poll) Which Contest?

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Last night at the Eden Lives Healthy Meeting we talked about running a contest. Well, folks, there’s a contest for the contest! There are so many good ideas for the contest, I just thought I’d let the community decide which contest they’d like to participate in! All contests are tied to a contributor from the most recent ELH meeting. Whoever’s choice wins, will receive a $25 gift card. Please comment on parameters you’d be interested in seeing set for any of the contests (not just for the one you vote for).

I will be tallying for 1 week. Winners will be announced April 1, 2011
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Healthy Recipes
35  (56%)
Least Processed/Junk Food for 2 Weeks
8  (13%)
Healthy Activities as a Family
7  (11%)
Healthy Activities as an Individual
3  (5%)
Most Exercise Logged
4  (6%)
Most Nutritious Meals Eaten
Walking Contest--Log your Steps
6  (10%)
Total votes: 63
Poll is closed
03/24/2011
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Illusional Illusional
Walking contest would be good, but everyone would have to be a pedometer.
Luckily, they're only like 4 bucks at Wal-Mart.
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Illusional
Walking contest would be good, but everyone would have to be a pedometer.
Luckily, they're only like 4 bucks at Wal-Mart.
I can get them at the dollar tree here.
03/24/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
I had to vote on one of my own ideas. I do like all the options that are listed, but since I can only vote once, I was limited to standing by my own.

My theory for the family activities is that, people that have kids (like I do) might find it easier to accomplish their personal goals, when they involve the kids. Most of the time if I walk my kids to the park, I don't realize how much activity I am doing by the walking,playing,pushin g the swings,etc.
03/24/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I can get them at the dollar tree here.
Yes, they are available at most of our dollar stores too.
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by markeagleone
Yes, they are available at most of our dollar stores too.
When I used to swim laps (which I WISH I had time to do) I used to get the cheap ones and take them to the pool and mark my laps with them so I could calculate my distance accurately.
03/24/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by markeagleone
I had to vote on one of my own ideas. I do like all the options that are listed, but since I can only vote once, I was limited to standing by my own.

My theory for the family activities is that, people that have kids (like I do) might find it ... More
I like this idea, we just got the kids new bikes. I can only hope the weather turns better so we can go riding together.
03/24/2011
Maiden Maiden
I chose the Healthy activities for families, but would this be a contest to see who comes up with the best ideas? I think that would be more interesting than just a log of time spent doing said activities.
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Maiden
I chose the Healthy activities for families, but would this be a contest to see who comes up with the best ideas? I think that would be more interesting than just a log of time spent doing said activities.
That's a rule I was thinking. Not just ideas, but actually going and doing them!
03/24/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Ooh, these are all great ideas. It's gonna take me a while to decide which one to vote for.
03/24/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
Great ideas Good luck everyone
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Hey guys! A few quick questions/ideas for you regarding some of the less defined contest ideas.

For the Healthy Recipes contest. Exactly how would you like to quantify what makes a recipe a winner? Would you like to see it as "Who's making the healthiest recipes?" The tastiest recipe? (Which I think would be a little hard to judge because not everyone has the same tastes) Tell me your ideas for how you would like to see this work if it wins!

For the Eliminating Junk/Processed Food contest. My idea on how to judge this would be effective, but may not work for all of you. The only way we have to prove this is if people journal their food intake. That is a very healthy practice, but I'm not sure how all of you feel about showing ounce for ounce what you put in your body. So, I'd love some feedback on this.

Now, for the one I'm most concerned about, the Healthiest Activities with Family contest. This is a GREAT idea. However, I am aware that some of you are:
1) Not married with children.
2) Do not get along with the family members you are around.

So here's what I was thinking on this: Make this "Group Activities." Like take your friends (who we all know can be more like family) and go hiking or rock climbing. Having a spouse or partner that your run with. Taking your small children with you to the mall and walking a mile or two (depending on what your weather is like) or going to the park with them. Swimming laps with your brother or sister. Just doing it as a group/with someone else.

So tell me what you all think!
03/24/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Hey guys! A few quick questions/ideas for you regarding some of the less defined contest ideas.

For the Healthy Recipes contest. Exactly how would you like to quantify what makes a recipe a winner? Would you like to see it as ... More
I think healthy activities can fit both individuals and couples with kids. Friends, family, and everyone in a persons life should be involved. I wanted to stay away from healthy eating as there already is a cooking club here, and as you said, it would have too many variables on people's particular tastes. Also, calorie intake has to be pitted against activity levels and environmental issues.

Healthy activity gives people a range of things. Maybe, cutting out a snack, playing football with kids or friends. It gives them the ability to chose, in there environment, what will suit their needs.
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by markeagleone
I think healthy activities can fit both individuals and couples with kids. Friends, family, and everyone in a persons life should be involved. I wanted to stay away from healthy eating as there already is a cooking club here, and as you said, it ... More
So your suggestion would be to combine them into one contest?
03/24/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I can get them at the dollar tree here.
Oh wow, nice!
03/24/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
So your suggestion would be to combine them into one contest?
I think single people and married people have quite a bit in common. I would say to keep them seperate, but run them along the same lines. Single people do things that married couples don't, and married couples do things single people don't.

I also do things myself, that my family doesn't. I would say, two contests, but different aspects. One, a single point of view, and one, family and friends point of view.
03/24/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Hey guys! A few quick questions/ideas for you regarding some of the less defined contest ideas.

For the Healthy Recipes contest. Exactly how would you like to quantify what makes a recipe a winner? Would you like to see it as ... More
I have no family here, so I'd like some healthy recipes with low carbs and calories of course.
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Illusional
I have no family here, so I'd like some healthy recipes with low carbs and calories of course.
There *IS* a Healthy Recipe thread and also be on the lookout for some collaboration with Alys and me about healthy eating.
03/24/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
So your suggestion would be to combine them into one contest?
I would also say that they could be combined, if they are structured correctly. That would be up to you!
03/24/2011
liilii080 liilii080
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Originally posted by Illusional
Walking contest would be good, but everyone would have to be a pedometer.
Luckily, they're only like 4 bucks at Wal-Mart.
I like this too! It turns into a contest with yourself after a while.
03/24/2011
Alys Alys
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
There *IS* a Healthy Recipe thread and also be on the lookout for some collaboration with Alys and me about healthy eating.
Oooh definitely! Because it is a fairly common misconception that healthy food tastes bad, which I honestly don't get. It can taste just as good (or just as bad) as less healthy food.
03/24/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
All great ideas! The healthy activities with families could be hard for people that live alone, though.

I kind of like the idea of combining contests- maybe so many points for every 1000 steps walked, minutes worked out, days without processed/junk food, etc!
03/24/2011
zeebot zeebot
Healthy recipes! Cooking is so difficult
03/24/2011
KnK KnK
Ooooh, ooooh! I need to get involved in this club!!! I've started "dieting" recently and I'm trying to incorporate exercise. I'd love to have some online support!!
03/24/2011
married with children married with children
healthy recipes. It is sad to see so many people at the store buying packaged premade food, when a fresh home cooked meal taste better and is better for you.
03/24/2011
Sammi Sammi
I like the least processed/junk food, although you're right, people would have to show a log of what they ate.
03/24/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I need IDEAS on how to quantify a recipe contest! This is your idea, so let's get some ideas rolling!
03/24/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I need IDEAS on how to quantify a recipe contest! This is your idea, so let's get some ideas rolling!
Other than number of recipes submitted?
03/24/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I voted for the walking contest. Pedometers are cheap and just owning one encourages you to take more steps. We could take pictures of the steps taken and post them.

But I can already see that healthy recipes will win. I'm not much of a cook. :\
03/24/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I need IDEAS on how to quantify a recipe contest! This is your idea, so let's get some ideas rolling!
Let us vote on the recipes submitted.
03/24/2011
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