A new record!

#bglsr Season 3 has ended on a fantastic note! We have crossed the record set in Season 1!

46 sponsors paid Rs171,787 to charities as diverse as Akshaya Patra (the charity officially supported by #bglsr), Wikimedia, CRY, GiveIndia and more!

All the details can be seen on the #bglsr Google Spreadsheet that has been maintained right from the start of Season 3. You can see the spreadsheet here.

We now go on a long break, but your fitness journey continues! You can continue to use the #bglsr tag for your fitness activities but daily tweets from the @bglsr Twitter account will stop.

Once again, a BIG THANK YOU for all your love and support for #bglsr! Take a bow all of you! You made this happen!

YAY!

 

It's time to donate!

Hey Team #bglsr you can now pay up for your participant’s (or yourself) weight loss in Season 3! From today till 31st March 2014, we will acknowledge all donations to charity. Season 3 of #bglsr ends on 31st March 2014 after which we go on a break.

Here’s how to donate:

You have 3 options to donate your money online as part of your participation in Bigloser

1. Donate to Akshaya Patra. You can read about them on their website. Their online donation page is here:

2. For a wider range of charities to choose from you can go through Samhita and GiveIndia 

3. You can choose to donate to a charity of your choice

Once you have donated, please mark us a tweet or, better still, a screenshot of your completed transaction. We need this only for our records so we know how much money was actually paid to charity as part of Season 2.

Announcing the #15DayGym Challenge with FSY

Bigloser is thrilled to announce a contest in association with Fun Sexy You an online store for lingerie, sleepwear and gym wear.
The rules for the contest are as follows:

1. Only #bglsr sponsors/participants can take part (ie: your name MUST be on our spreadsheet from now till 10th Nov, a day before the contest starts)

2. The contest starts on 11th November (Monday) and ends on 30th November (Saturday), unless we have all 3 winners earlier

3. You have to go the gym and use 4sq (or any other location tracking app) to validate your presence. If you forget, and if it comes to a tie, tweets with higher checkins will get preference

4. You have to tag your tweets with both tags #bglsr and #FSYGymFit. If you forget, and if it comes to a tie, tweets with regular usage of tags will get preference

5. The first 3 contestants to complete 15 days will be adjudged winners

6. Each winner will receive a gift voucher of Rs500 from FSY redeemable on their website

7. In case of a tie, higher check-ins and hash tag usage will decide the winner

8. To re-iterate: Only the first 3 winners will get the voucher. The earlier tweet will count over the later one

9. Prize distribution will be co-ordinated between the winner and FSY directly. Bigloser plays no role on this front

10. There will be a tracker Google Spreadsheet in place to monitor participants

The 21Day Challenge

Bigloser is holding a contest for the month of June 2013 on Twitter. The first 3 winners will each get a Rs500 voucher from Flipkart:

Background here.

Rules:

1. Only #bglsr sponsors/participants can take part (ie: your name MUST be on our spreadsheet as of 31st May 2013)

2. The contest starts on 1st June and ends on 30th June, unless we have all 3 winners earlier

3. You have to go the gym and use 4sq (or any other app) to validate your presence. If you forget, and if it comes to a tie, tweets with higher checkins will get preference

4. You have to tag your tweets with both tags #bglsr or #21DayGym. If you forget, and if it comes to a tie, whoever has used the tags more often will get preference

5. You have to complete 21 days at the gym, starting from 1st June 2013 to 30th June 2013. Only four rest days are allowed.

6. Only the first 3 winners will get the voucher. The earlier tweet will count over the later one.

Season 3 of Bigloser is GO!

The end of one journey marks the beginning of another. Just as we conclude Season 2 on a high note (33 sponsors donated Rs47,575 to various charities), we start a brand new season of bigloser! In two years, bigloser sponsors have donated just under Rs2Lakhs to a wide range of charities. On this feel-good note, we begin another season of bigloser!

Bigloser Season 3 begins today and will last for one year till 31st March 2014. The rules remain the same. Please read “How to participate” and “How to make bigloser work for you“.

Points to remember:
1. Find a sponsor or sponsor yourself. Pledges can be in any amount. Fitness targets can be in any form, not just weight lost.

2. Bigloser works on Twitter. If you quit Twitter, you quit bigloser

3. Always use the #bglsr tag so we can track your tweets on Twitter

4. Tweet out to @bglsr or @b50 for any queries or doubts

The current list of sponsors and participants are listed on this Google Spreadsheet. Being by reaching out and sponsoring someone or getting sponsored.

All the best for a great season ahead! Achieve ALL your fitness targets and then some!

Season 2 Final Tally

We are thrilled to announce that in Season 2 of Bigloser, 35 sponsors contributed a total amount of Rs52,076. These donations were mainly to Akshaya Patra, Bigloser’s chosen charity for Season 2, but also included organisations as diverse as Wikipedia and RangDe as well as on aggregating websites like GiveIndia and Samhita.

We thank all the sponsors who lived up to their word and paid up their pledges! Final details are available on a Google Spreadsheet here. Please let us know in case of any corrections or in case we’ve missed your name.

We wish all the participants the very best of luck for Season 3 and hope we will make it a resounding success!

The donations have started!

We’re thrilled to announce that donations for #bglsr Season 2 have started! These are a few tweets, some of them with screenshots, with donations made to charities:

 

 

 

 

From @madrasmail (protected account) https://twitter.com/madrasmail/status/316507757060714497

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From @Chet6, a protected account: https://twitter.com/Chet6/status/317314851624087552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to donate

You have 3 options to donate your money online as part of your participation in Bigloser

1. Donate to Akshaya Patra. You can read about them on their website. Their online donation page is here:

2. For a wider range of charities to choose from you can go through Samhita and GiveIndia 

3. You can choose to donate to a charity of your choice

Once you have donated, please mark us a tweet or, better still, a screenshot of your completed transaction. We need this only for our records so we know how much money was actually paid to charity as part of Season 2.

Akshaya Patra – Bigloser's Season 2 charity

We have chosen Akshaya Patra as our charity of choice for Bigloser Season 2. Given Bigloser’s central theme of health and nutrition, we thought that Akshaya Patra comes closest to our goals. You can read about Akshaya Patra here: http://www.akshayapatra.org/our-mission and donate online to them here: https://www.akshayapatra.org/onlinedonations

In order to keep track of the total amount raised, we request you to send us a screen shot of your donation once it is confirmed by Akshaya Patra.