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Want to lose #20PoundsBeforeTheSummit? Join the #GetHawt competition!

June 26, 2012 Community, News-ish, NonSQL, sqlserverpedia-syndication, SSC 3 Comments

We here in the IT community are clearly concerned about our weight. More specifically, we’re concerned about our weight going up and up like a growth chart for a high-transaction OTLP database. (SQL tie-in for ya, there.)

Starting to move…

We’re starting to do something about it. I know people in the SQL community on no-carb diets, healthy eating plans, couch-to-5k, 10k and marathon training, and more. We have apps and tricks, support groups and blog parties. And now, coincidentally, we have the general #20PoundsBeforeTheSummit commitment, and the #Gethawt Game On! competition.

The #20PoundsBeforeTheSummit hashtag is, I think, each individual’s online commitment to do what it takes to lose 20# pre-November. The GetHawt Game On! competition is a way to jump-start that weight loss, and have some big fun at the same time. Starting next week, we’ll team up, track points, lose weight, and talk ungodly amounts of smack about the opposing teams.

Playing the Game

There’s a $25 buy-in, and teams are limited to 2-4 members, so you also have the chance to win some serious  bank…you know, as serious as a 4-week online challenge can get. (A 2-man team wins from a pool of 16 players? That’s $200 per winning player.)

So consider this your invitation, your kick in the ass, your moment of inspiration to get off the couch and get going. Forget the excuses and all the reasons you have NOT to play. Why not just do it and have fun? At the absolute worst, you’ll lose $25 and make steady improvements on your own well-being.

Meetup!

Meet me on Google+ (search for the Jennifer McCown with the jen.midnightdba@gmail.com email) at 12pm CST today, June 26 (or Friday June 29) to get some questions answered and get fired up.

And some notes…

  • Don’t want to lose weight? Set some other fitness goal! We’re accommodating.
  • No partners? No worries, we’ll pair you up.
  • No, I’m not making one single dime off of this. ALL of the buy-in pot goes to the winners.
  • Yes, this is based largely off the honor system. There’s no other way to do it, what with us all being geographically dispersed. I’m still putting in my $25.

Happy days,
Jen

Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. Ameena Lalani (@SQLHands) says:

    Jen,
    I missed the google+ hangout but count me in. I would like to join and loose 20 pounds.
    Congratulations for your lost weight.

  2. Well, there’s always the “standing photo pose with today’s newspaper” trick.

    But that might get ugly! ;-)

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