February 2012 Matchup

Mini Challenge #6—Team Before & After Photo

Winners: Gutz & Butz!!

It’s looks as if our team has fallen a little short of our goal. However, we are continuing our endeavor to lose more weight. We have simply run out of time!! We appreciate your support throughout our contest. We ask that you vote for us one more time!! We have included our “before and after” pic (which we are very proud of). For all contestants, who are yet to come, know this to be true………………….. IN ORDER TO ENJOY A GREAT WIN…..ONE MUST BE WILLING TO SUFFER A GREAT LOSS. Thanks again to all our supporters!!!

Runners-Up: Team Honeybadgers

Team Honeybadgers Before(top) and After(bottom) picture.

Mini Challenge #5—Best Alternative Ways To Soothe Photo

Winners: Gutz and Butz!

Hey Everyone! After a long day at work, or on the treadmill, Gutz and Butz like to relax by playing a game we call…. ”What Would You Do With……” We pretend that we have won some of the prize money in the weight-loss contest and wonder what we would do with it. It relaxes us and helps alleviate the pain. This game also keeps us focused on the task at hand. For everyone who has voted for Gutz and Butz, WE THANK YOU; and for those that vote for us in the future, WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!

Runners-Up: The Fat Five

The Fat Five are victims of emotional eating at times. When those emotions run high, and all we want to do is run to the nearest dark movie theater to stuff our faces with popcorn/candy/soda/nachos/candy/candy/candy/ and hot dogs… now, we go for a walk or run instead! AND, we’ve also discovered that if you go for a long enough walk, by the time you get back it will be dinner time! Happy losing everyone! VOTE FOR US!

Mini Challenge #4: Fitness—Team Exercise Photo/Video

Winners: Gutz & Butz

Gutz and Butz “tread” getting up in the morning, but we do it! We seem to have more energy in the morning and once the exercise is over we feel better. The treadmill allows different levels of difficulty and it never rains on the treadmill! So for our “Gutz and Butz” there are NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES, THEY ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

Runners-Up: The Fat Five

Click on the link to view The Fat Five’s video.

Runners-Up: Porkalicious

The only thing we’re losing is the fat, baby!!!

Mini Challenge #3: Second Nutrition Challenge—Favorite Team Recipe & Photo

Winners: Gutz & Butz!

Hey Everyone! This is one of our groups favorite meals. It consists of a piece of grilled salmon (4oz), 1 1/2 cups of fresh green beans and 1 cup of brown long grain rice. The salmon is a great source of protien and omega 3’s. The green beans are a good source of fiber and the brown rice provides carbs for energy. The whole meal contains around 550 calories. BON APPETIT!!…….AND THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES!!!

Runners-Up: The Fat Five

The Fat Five had this Glamour Shot immediately following our “Farewell to Fat” meal at Mellow Mushroom. In this photo, the meal is in our fat bellies! Vote for us!!! 🙂

Mini Challenge #2: First Nutrition Challenge—Favorite Team Recipe & Photo

Winners: The Fat Five

Black Bean & Zucchini Quesadilla: – 1 cup Chopped Zucchini – 1/2 cup canned black beans (rinsed and drained) – 2 TSP olive oil – 2 whole wheat tortilla – 1/4 cup shredded cheese – 2 Tbls Salsa Saute first 4 ingredients for 5 minutes. Place mixture on tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Fold in half and cook in pan until cheese melts and tortilla is toasted. Top with salsa. (less than 500 calories!)

Runners-Up: Gutz and Butz

Taco Pasta Salad 1/2 pound lean ground beef 4 ounce whole wheat rotini pasta 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 tablespoon low fat sour cream 2 tablespoon salsa 2 tablespoon reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded Cook rotini pasta. Drain when done. While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef. When the pink is gone, add the green peppers, water and the taco seasoning. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Combine the sour cream and the salsa in a small bowl; set aside until ready to eat. Divide up the pasta onto two plates. Then divide up the taco meat mixture on top of the pasta. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese on each Taco Salad. Then put 1 tablespoon of the salsa-sour cream mixture on top of everything.

Runners-Up: Waist Removal

This is a low calorie, low fat Chocolate Eclair Cake. One serving is 130 Calories only! Need: 2 Boxes of fat free sugar free Vanilla Instant Pudding 3 Cups fat free or skim Milk 1 Box of low fat Graham Crackers 2 small fat free cool whip Topping: 1/3 cup Hershey Cocoa Powder 1 Cup Sugar substitute (sweetener) 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Stick Land O Lakes Light butter (with salt) ¼ Milk Mix pudding with milk. Mix until thickens. Fold in Cool Whip and mix. In a 9 x 13 baking dish spread a layer of graham crackers. Then pour half of the pudding mix in on top. Then do another layer of graham crackers. Pour the remaining pudding on top. Cover with another layer of graham crackers. Topping: Bring 1 cup sugar, ¼ milk and 1/3 cocoa to high heat until it thickens. Take off stove and add in 1 stick butter with the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. You might have to leave the stove on low to stir in butter. You can let it cool for a few minutes but it’s not necessary. Pour over graham cracker layer evenly. Refrigerate at least 12 hours if not more. Enjoy!!!!

Mini Challenge #1: Team Synergy—Before Photo & Team Facebook Page

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the Team Synergy Mini Challenge! You all did a fantastic job.

Winners: The Fat Five!

We are five guys who have joined together with the sole-intention of losing a Metric Ton. Now, we may not have any idea what an “actual” Metric Ton consists of, but we’re about to drop some serious poundage! We’re counting on YOUR help to keep us motivated towards this mountain of a task. 90 days to change our lives… here we come!

Runners-Up: Capitol Chevy Heavies

Tom, D, Mike, AJ and David, the Capitol Chevy Heavies. Our goal is to improve our health by weight loss, and WE FIGHT TO LOSE.

Runners-Up: All The Weigh Down

We are inspired to reach higher while our weight drops ALL THE WEIGH DOWN!

Click here to view the Official Mini-Challenge Rules

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