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How does the Bariatric Foodie Pledge Work?

The Bariatric Foodie Pledge is a four-week goal setting and accountability challenge. Each week, you’ll pledge to work on a healthy goal for the week. Throughout the week you’ll work hard on your goal with the support of Bariatric Foodie. At the end of the week, you’ll hold yourself accountable by saying how your goal went. Do that each week, and you’ll be entered into a weekly prize drawing!

IMPORTANT: The 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge begins on Sunday, January 28. You must sign up in order to participate. Use the button below to sign up so that you’re ready to start the challenge on time!

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Read on for more information about how the Bariatric Foodie Pledge works.

What is the Bariatric Foodie Pledge?

The Bariatric Foodie Pledge is a four-week goal setting and accountability challenge. You must sign up to participate in the Bariatric Foodie Pledge. If you do not sign up, you will not be able to access the part of the website where the Bariatric Foodie Pledge happens. Take a moment to sign up for the challenge!

Here’s how the Bariatric Foodie Pledge works:

  1. At the beginning of each week you will come to this site and submit a “pledge” to work on a healthy goal for the week.
  2. All week long, you work hard on your goal.
  3. At the end of the week, you hold yourself accountable by coming back to this website to submit a “check-in” to say how you did.

If you do those three things each week, you’ll be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

Those who stay the course and do it all four weeks will be eligible to compete for the “Winner Takes All” Grand Prize. The person who wins the Grand Prize will win one of every prize awarded during the four-week challenge.

Pledging

Pledging is simply making a goal here on the Bariatric Foodie website. The important thing to know is that there is a limited amount of time each week for you to submit your pledge. Pledging is open each week from 12 p.m. EST Sunday to 12 p.m. EST Monday. Pledging takes just a few minutes – but can only be done during that window of time!

IMPORTANT: You must be signed up in order to participate in the Bariatric Foodie Pledge. If you are not signed up, you will not be able to access the part of the website where you submit your weekly pledge. Please take a moment to sign up for the challenge!

Checking-in

Checking in is simply coming back to this website and saying how your goal went for the week. Whether you achieved your goal or not, if you report back on time, you will be eligible for the weekly prize drawing. The important thing to know is that there is a limited amount of time each week for you to submit your check-in. Check-ins are open each week from 12 p.m. EST on Saturday to 12 p.m. EST Sunday. Check-ins take just a few minutes – but can only be done during that window of time!

IMPORTANT: You must be signed up in order to participate in the Bariatric Foodie Pledge. If you are not signed up, you will not be able to access the part of the website where you submit your weekly check-in. Please take a moment to sign up for the challenge!

The weekly prize drawings

If you submit a pledge at the beginning of the week and a check-in at the end of the week, you’ll be entered to win a weekly prize package. This year’s prizes are awesome! Check them out.

The prize drawing takes place on Mondays, and winners will be announced on Monday evenings by email and social media. If you win a prize, you’ll get an email directly from Nik with the subject line, “Congratulations! You won a Bariatric Foodie Pledge Prize!” If you see that email respond to it right away! There is a deadline to claim your prize before another winner is drawn.

Even if you win a weekly prize package, you can still win the Grand Prize for participating all four weeks – so keep on going, even if you win!

IMPORTANT: You must be signed up in order to participate in the Bariatric Foodie Pledge. If you are not signed up you won’t be able to access the Pledge at all, and you won’t be eligible to win prizes. Please take a moment to sign up for the challenge!

The Winner Takes All Grand Prize

The grand prize competition is open to people who participated in all four weeks of the Bariatric Foodie Pledge. That means you have to pledge a goal at the beginning of each week and check-in at the end of each week – for all four weeks of the Pledge. The grand prize is “winner takes all.” That means if you win the grand prize you will receive one of every prize awarded during the entire Bariatric Foodie Pledge. Details on the grand prize competition will be given once the challenge begins.

The 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge Schedule

Click the button below to download the complete 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge schedule. The schedule has all the pledge dates and all the check-in dates for the entire challenge.

Take a moment to set reminders to yourself each week to submit a pledge and to submit your check-in. That way you can be eligible for all the prize drawings, and the Winner Takes All Grand Prize!

Download a printable Pledge schedule!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Bariatric Foodie Pledge. If you have others, don’t hesitate to ask! Email nikki@bariatricfoodie.com with any questions you may have.

When does the Bariatric Foodie Pledge begin again?

The 2017 Bariatric Foodie Pledge begins on Sunday, January 28.

Do I have to sign up to participate?

Yes, you do! If you haven’t already signed up, please visit bariatricfoodie.com/takethepledge and fill out the sign-up form! You MUST sign up in order to participate in the challenge. If you don’t sign up, you won’t be able to access the part of the website where the Pledge happens. So be sure to sign up for the challenge today!

I’m a little confused about how this all works! Help?

The easiest way to think about the Bariatric Foodie Pledge is as four back-to-back contests that each last a week. Each week begins with pledging your goal here on the website (you’ll get a reminder to pledge your goal and a link to where to go to do it) and each week ends with checking in to say how your goal went (you’ll also get reminders and links to do that).

Each week there’s a different prize package that you can win. But in order to be entered to win you must submit a pledge at the beginning of the week AND a check-in at the end of the week. And if you do this for all four weeks, you are eligible to compete for the Winner Takes All Grand Prize.

If that’s still clear as mud, email Nik at nikki@bariatricfoodie.com. I’ll get you sorted out!

Who will be able to see my pledge?

Only Bariatric Foodie sees your exact pledge. We will not share your pledge with anyone else. You may choose to share your pledge with others in the private Facebook group but that’s up to you to do.

To join the Bariatric Foodie Pledge private Facebook group, you must first sign up for the Pledge. Then you’ll get the information to join the group by email.

Do I have to be on Facebook to participate?

No, you don’t! The private Facebook group is simply a bonus for folks who want to connect with other people taking part in the challenge. You will pledge and check-in here on the website and you’ll receive weekly reminders by email, so you will be able to participate even if you are not on Facebook.

How will I know you got my pledge or check-in?

Each time you come to the website to submit a pledge or a check-in you’ll be taken to your own personal “Pledge dashboard.” This is a place for you to track your progress throughout the challenge. Whenever you submit something, you’ll be able to see that we got it on your dashboard.

Can I communicate with others who are participating?

Yes! And the good news is that you’ll get a lot of support from fellow participants. The main way to communicate with fellow “pledgers” is to join the Bariatric Foodie Pledge Private Facebook Group. Once you are signed up for the Pledge, you’ll get information on how to join the group. Be sure to use it as a source of support!

How do I know if I won a prize?

If you won a prize, you’ll get an email with the subject line, “Congratulations! You won a Bariatric Foodie Pledge prize!” The prize winners will also be announced via email. If you win a prize you have 48 hours to claim your prize by email before a new winner is drawn, so be sure to pay attention to your inbox! We’ll also publish a list of the winners here on the Bariatric Foodie website and we will post winner announcements in the private Facebook group.

Do you have to live in the U.S. to win prizes?

No, this contest is open worldwide, however there are some things you should be aware of. If you win a prize, I have to make sure it is legal to ship that physical prize to your country. If it is not legal to do so, I will award you the value of the prize in an Amazon gift card. Please also note that delivery of prizes outside the US will take longer as the sponsor first ships the prize to me, then I ship it onto you.

How much email will I be getting from you during the Bariatric Foodie Pledge?

We respect your email inbox! During the Pledge you’ll receive the following via email:

  1. On Sundays, you’ll get an email reminding you to submit your pledge for the week.
  2. On Mondays, beginning in week 2, you’ll get an email notifying you of the previous week’s prize winners. This email will also have any important announcements you need to know.
  3. On Saturdays, you’ll get an email reminding you to submit your check-in.

Can I make the same goal each week? If so, do I have to keep pledging it?

You are welcome to make the same goal each week if you feel like that’s helpful to you. Even if you intend to work on the same goal each week during the challenge, you must still come to the website each week and submit your pledge. And, of course, at the end of the week you have to submit a check-in!

What if I miss a pledge or check-in deadline?  

You must both pledge and check-in to be eligible for the weekly prizes. But even if you miss a deadline, you are encouraged to keep moving forward. If you miss a deadline, work on your goal anyway FOR YOU! Then jump back by pledging a goal for the next week. However, if you miss submitting either a pledge or a check-in, you will not be entered into that week’s prize drawing. Make sure that doesn’t happen to you by downloading the complete 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge schedule and setting reminders for yourself to pledge and check-in each week. You’ll thank yourself later!

This sounds kinda hard. Why should I do this?

Everyone’s reasons for participating in the Bariatric Foodie Pledge are different. Many people use this time as an opportunity to work on their goals while many other people are doing the same. Whether you need to get back on track, or are looking to take your current efforts to the next level, the Bariatric Foodie Pledge will provide the motivation, support and accountability you need to achieve your most challenging goals.

But, in short, this isn’t an easy challenge. You have to show up. Every week. Two times a week. You have to work on your goals. And you have to report back whether you achieved your goal or not. None of that is easy, and we recognize that. That’s why the Pledge sponsors offer such great prizes as incentives! That’s also why Bariatric Foodie provides additional support, such as a private Facebook group for participants, Q&A’s and more. This is a time for you to focus on you – and hopefully win some great prizes in the process!

Got more questions?

Email nikki@bariatricfoodie.com. You’ll get an answer, typically within a day!

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