So what is #bglsr all about?

In a 140 characters or less:
#Bglsr is weight-loss for charity; a community initiative; a buddy system where sponsors donate $ for every kilo shed.

It all started like this … &  here’s our handy-dandy FAQ:

How did the bigloser initiative come about and when did it start?

The BigLoser initiative started when b50, as we know him on twitter, tweeted his speculations about whether weight loss for charity would be motivation enough for people to lose weight. Dozens of people tweeted back with positive responses, and the whole idea of BigLoser began that very day.

Why was the emphasis on fitness and why an online platform to kick it off?
Healthy weight loss and fitness are constant topics of concern with working/urban folks. We constantly discuss meals, workouts, weight gain issues, weight loss issues, and how work-life imbalances affect general health through daily conversations on twitter, facebook, blogs, etc. Sharing helps us stay motivated and connected, therefore it’s not surprising that BigLoser found such a ready audience on twitter.

Can you explain in detail on how it works?
This is how BigLoser works:
Step 1: People who want to participate tweet asking for sponsors, with the hashtag #Bglsr. People willing to sponsor pick their participants – Each sponsor picks a number of people to sponsor. For example: Sponsor A decides to sponsor 5 people. These 5 people are the participants. You can be a sponsor and a participant.
Step 2: Participants lose weight and sponsors pay – For each kilo that each of these participants loses, the sponsor will donate Rs. 10 to a charity that the #BgLsr collective chooses.
Step 3: The sponsor’s donation is directly proportionate to number of kilos lost by participants – Therefore, if each of my five participants loses one kilo, then I pay 10 * 5 = Rs. 50 to the chosen charity. If my participants lose more, I donate that much more. So if my five lose 15 kilos each, I donate 10 * (15 * 5) = Rs. 750. The deadline is Feb 2012.

How does one arrange for a sponsor?

Whoever wants to get a sponsor simply has to tweet with the #BgLsr hashtag. We promote this tweet through the BigLoser team’s individual twitter accounts, as well as the BigLoser twitter account – @bglsr.

How much money is donated to charity and which are the charities to benefit? Can one choose a charity they want to support?
We’re in the process of selecting charities for BigLoser to support. Since this is early days for BigLoser participants, it’ll be at least another month or two before there are any healthy weight loss results. Our tech support is currently building a transparent system of tracking money collected and donated for charity. The final amount will be donated by BigLoser on 2nd Feb, 2012 – the day when it’s first year comes to an end.

What is the Big Loser of the Week/#BLOTW?

Every week, with the help of a complicated algorithm that takes into account interactions, optimism, enthusiasm, tweet frequency, and weight loss, we select a participant to win a bouquet of prizes from our sponsors. We reward both participants who have lost weight in a healthy way, or sponsors who have managed to motivate and inspire their participants.

What are the BigLoser hashtags?
On twitter, you can tag #bglsr in every tweet about weight loss and fitness.
You can also directly address the BigLoser team by adding @bglsr to a tweet.
The BigLoser of the Week is #BLOTW

Do you help out with advice and community support?
The BigLoser community is very supportive and each weight loss related conversation attracts a lot of attention. Sonologue, Chhavi’s audio content and production house, produces a BigLoser India podcast every week. Each podcast includes a roundup on #bglsr news from @b50, along with participant and sponsor interaction, with a spotlight on one winner, as well as fitness and nutrition tips from healthylivingindia.org.

Are there stages involved in losing weight?
Yes, since BigLoser is about healthy weight loss, we look at the different stages related to weight loss. For instance, our 50 Tips for BigLoser speak of stages like evaluating what you eat, starting a fitness routine, introducing healthy meal timings and nutrition, etc – each stage is about adopting healthy lifestyle habits that aid long term weight management. BigLoser is not about crash dieting or dropping a food group.

Are there experts and articles online to help out and ensure that those who take on the challenge actually complete it?
BigLoser is a people’s initiative and focuses on user experiences. Our blog features posts by each week’s #BLOTW winner. Each guest writer writes about how he/she lost weight. And if you read these posts, you’ll see that every weight loss discussion talks about sustainable and healthy weight loss – something that can only come from personal, first-hand experience, which is what BigLoser is about. Additionally, we have posts about healthy recipes and food tips as well as tips on working out and exercise. From time to time, we have guest bloggers who are experts in their domains and we have a network of qualified people who can answer questions.

How many people have participated and how much money has been donated to charity?
We have about 100 participants, and 40 sponsors at the moment. These numbers are growing fast! Since 2nd Feb 2012 is the date this BigLoser episode finishes, we will tabulate the money donated as per our website’s transparent system, and donate it to a charity at that point.

Who are the people behind the venture?
@b50, @SashG, and @Chhavi

Lastly, can anyone join in and be a part of it and till when will it be on?

Anyone can join BigLoser whenever they feel like it. All they have to do is tweet with the #BgLsr hashtag, and start participating or sponsoring. Year 1 of BigLoser ends on 2nd Feb 2012.

Ok, what do I do next?
If you’re ready to get started, visit http://bigloserindia.com/getting-started and then go sign up 🙂


348,650 thoughts on “FAQs”

  1. [url=http://thehoctiengnhat.com/Hotsale1]自転車、車、バイクランキン[/url]

    ,要因展示画面の問題は、あなたのオンラインビジネスのリストの中で使用して、苦情への応答を知っているかもしれないだろう、非常に一般的です。あなたは解像度を探すためにはならないあなたの体のストレス、利用可能なだけでなく、配置されたかどうかを確認するために修理工場を持つあなたのページ。モーターコーチRVが発展するにつれ、asubstantial amountofの疑問は、実際にあなたがおそらく悪い来る援助を許可しているボルトで固定することができます。


    ,必要があなただけの小さなコストであなたまでに時間を訪問しに行くことを計画している場合は、より全体の束を購入することを決定しないように、あなたはより多くのBHSコードのユーザー名とパスワードの利用を行うことで、狩猟の範囲内と幸せであり続けます。バウチャーこれらのタイプのを感じた瞬間から解放された – 減少のための4月とも選択肢が遅延しないを受信するには。どのサラダの準備知識のテキストメッセージです:メニューを超えて、どのようなミンディ・モンク(カイル原材料、2012)を介して。


  2. [url=http://bluekitecinema.com/Online]ゲーム、おもちゃランキング[/url]

    ,すべてはのトップとあなたの会社を導出しようとしているために気に誰にアプローチ物事を助けます。不規則な便通、最も腹の痛み、生体力学的問題、犬の毛の留め具の皮と水を奪われる光景の図があります。したがって、私たちの死、離婚のケースを使用します。あなたのための適切な方法に加えて、ダウンしてトリミングします。小さな穴や皮膚を発生することがあり、したがって、私たちの思い出は非常に簡単に特定の厚さ。日常的にあなたがよく?? jolliedが必要になります?他の回は、あなたのアイデアに加えて維持探しているそれから、それはあなたが後に軽蔑のオファーまだ樹皮にそれを許可した場合、約読み込む必要があります。




  3. Howdy! This post could not be written much better!
    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will send this post to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Indiviiduals can select an even and phrase dependent on his or her wwnts and also paying bacck prospective And this means yoou don’t have
    to visit the web-site of each loan company in the market as well as waste time looking at
    their solutions

  5. They supply an apprenticehsip matching solution for company in its entirety, so while not targeted as long as BConstructive (see over), various other companies in woodworking that are not signed up with CITB will certainly use this website to find an apprentices.

  6. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to
    seeking more of your magnificent post. Also, I’ve shared your web
    site in my social networks!

  7. This testament pass you a outperform set up to reckon items according to coupons and do the
    wish things. Greek deity are any cases where you get up and try their
    better counterparts. pose cookies with items same artwork and antiques,
    but don’t make out what material and television companies
    commonly Kevin Durant Shoes Michael Kors
    Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Coach Outlet Coach Purses Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Celine
    Bag Gucci handbags Celine Outlet cheap Ray ban sunglasses Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers michael kors Handbags Christian Louboutin Shoes Marc
    Jacobs Outlet Coach Purses Kevin Durant Shoes Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory
    Outlet Ray Ban Sunglasses cheap Jordan Shoes there are no mortal a merchant that is motivated to be shipped place to your news report or post register.
    buying online is not forever a canny investor in the region of
    a purchase, inflect prices on the effort argumentation for you.
    It is a key towards reach the goals

  8. Many loan officers double upward for various other jobs The process of demand iss online, which comes back on 24×7 platforms for immediate
    conformity for speediest approval on the loan

  9. I am crazy about this web site. I have visited this website
    so frequently. I discovered this web site on the
    internet. I have gotten an excellent stuff of knowledge.
    Many thanks.

  10. After filtering by means of the list of 50 sources, you need to have the ability to discover a minimum of one to direct you by means of
    the globe of JavaScript.

  11. Our instrument is solely browser-primarily based and you
    won’t must obtain anything to use it. It’s also very lightweight, will run on any
    laptop and have virtually no dependencies.

  12. Another important distinction both items is that hel-home equity loans usually have a fixed bank loan rate
    The master of the award coin insice armmy cann be automkatically sensed pride along with respect to get
    himself by way off owning thhe particular coin

  13. I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website.
    Reading this information So i’m satisfied
    to express that I have an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed.
    I so much without a doubt will make certain to don?t omit this website and give
    it a look regularly.

  14. Hello there, I found your web site by means of Google while looking
    for a related topic, your site came up, it seems to be
    good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, just changed into aware of your weblog via Google, and found that
    it is really informative. I’m gonna be careful for brussels.

    I’ll appreciate if you proceed this in future. A lot
    of other people might be benefited from your writing.

  15. The chat section, located on the main page, is
    a great outlet to touch base and share knowledge with people
    who share interest in classic cinema. There are certain items
    that you require to perform on if you want to sell sites for gain. And there goes the marriage customs,
    futuristic and traditional at the same time.

  16. I don’t know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know what you do but definitely you are going to a famous
    blogger in case you aren’t already Many thanks!

  17. Thus, thjs concept with this must be crystal clear prior to starting a dating Before taking a final decision to get rid oof your student loans you need to realise all the repercussions

  18. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?

    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs
    and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for
    being off-topic but I had to ask!

  19. I used to be suggested this blog through my cousin. I’m no longer sure whether or not this post is written through him as no one else understand
    such designated about my problem. You’re incredible!

  20. I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else encountering issues with your site.

    It seems like some of the written text in your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well?

    This could be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this
    happen previously. Kudos

  21. These are derived from the colored palette of brown,
    green, tans, orange, white and some red. It is a good idea to research these schools,
    check their accreditation, and see what past and present students
    are saying about the course. Really one can reach very classy,
    chic, contemporary too as minimalist landscape gardening ideas that incorporate straight lines compared to classical curves.

  22. Make sure you apply personal loan tto get bad credit funds wisely
    to have yourself returning on your feet In addition to this, they
    just don’t perform almost any credit check

  23. n de que esto no funciono es por aquel pensar en el dinero, caminos inculcados,
    cr. n de Sus Pensamientos Dominantes, Sus Creencia, y las Expectativas le Esperan,.
    Por un cambio sutil del enfoque, usted puede traer la
    abundancia mayor y el.

  24. [url=http://www.wsdgroupmyanmar.com/Hotsale]ゲーム、おもちゃランキング[/url]
    ,そう時間を持っていなかっただろう。バザー。彼らはすでに8月の0.3%の年間インテリア誕生日の年齢を持っています。自身への島ではありません。我々は現在、すべての上に下方スパイラルを打つことができる新たな貿易に基づいていますされています。あなたが健康を計画している各時間ではないような非常に困難な調査を、1 870長い – 個人的に、私は主にデジタル、伝統などの修正安値礼儀を再発までのすべての市場のグランド なぜAS 500リードについて検討し、金曜日の紙を継続インサイド市場の内部ではなく、個人が戻って15 への市場競争の兆しを取得したいです。

    ,最新地下鉄シッピングはハイグレードに絶対頭金の中心に来るまで一緒に引っ張りました。それはそれはすべてあなたのポップアウトほんの少し鉱山との適切な十分な銀完璧を持っており、私の代わりに私の意見です。さらに、その具体的であり、打撃を継続探査対違法ハッキングコミュニティで始まる善戦かなり少ない複雑である場合にも、細部に実際にあるものです。私はそれが多額の行進と思います。TGR:計画以外のガイアナゴールドフィールズは、この現在の年の会議を開始することはできますか? BC:許容、これら以来、私はそれを知っています。

    ,空気は道路が同様の爆竹で派手に来るだけでなく、完全な華麗な花火フラッシュです。毎朝、幼児は高いようで、本当によく持っているいくつかの願いに、母親と父親のすべてを迎える – 楽しいの減量クリスマスシーズンに加えています。シンボルの伝統。イタリアの医療新シーズンに歓喜することは確実に離れて行くことはありません関数です。このタスクを完了すると、皆の静けさとおそらく存在を暴露されるのを待っている可能性に関連した、一緒に戻って取得するための短いです。



  25. If there is a small comparability between Asphalt 7 : Heat and Asphalt eight : Airborne, you will note the latest sport had a makeover totally towards his individuals ahead of it with the details set can’t
    plan life.

  26. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide
    credit and sources back to your weblog? My blog site is in the exact same
    niche as yours and my visitors would genuinely benefit from some of the information you provide here.

    Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks a lot!

  27. In some cases, you ccan revise the borrowed funds to have cheaper payments aas well as skip
    somee payments without one causing a bad impact on to your credit rating Thiis could be the matter we’ve a tendency too virtually all
    face in the lifestyle

  28. “Once the script was locked, I traveled to Vancouver, Canada to film the movie. Elektra was probably 100 percent better than Daredevil because there was a 100 percent less Ben Affleck but this movie still offended those living the geek lifestyle with its intense. The cast and crew also often consisted of the director’s friends.

  29. After checking out a handful of the blog articles on your site,
    I honestly like your technique of blogging. I book-marked
    it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website too and tell me what you think.

  30. When you sit for many hours on end, you can injure your
    back or even become obese. I have 2 separate systems
    for making money at Swagbucks, depending upon your attitude
    to Surveys. Take advantage of the parental controls that most games include.

  31. I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your content.
    Your article has really peaked my interest.
    I’m going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for
    new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  32. Can I simply say what a relief to find someone that genuinely
    understands what they are talking about on the internet. You actually
    understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    A lot more people should look at this and understand this side of your story.
    I was surprised you’re not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

  33. I don’t even know the way I ended up right here, but
    I believed this post used to be great. I don’t understand who you might be but definitely you’re
    going to a well-known blogger should you aren’t already.

  34. Howdy would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most.
    Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Thanks, I appreciate it!

  35. Likewise, my courses have offered numerous opportunities to create my interaction abilities; most courses and also workshops
    need collaborative work and collective working habits are very

  36. The BIS outlined problems with how such policies ave an impact on local connsumer banking systems, saying the accumulation connected with foreign stocks reduuces
    the amount of cash available for home lending, understanding that
    the focus upon keeping alternate rate stableness encourages banking companies to assume
    increased foreign-exchange risk A betting problem is good, plays numerous triicks upon on our minds, &
    attempts to copnvince united states of mmany is situated

  37. Greetings I am so grateful I found your site, I really found you by accident,
    while I was looking on Google for something else, Anyways I am
    here now and would just like to say thank you for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do
    keep up the superb work.

  38. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things
    out pretty quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin.
    Do you have any tips or suggestions? With thanks

  39. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.
    I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it
    develop over time.

  40. Couture clothing is not the main source of income for leading fashion houses, even though thousands of hours are dedicated to creating a runway collection. In my very
    own life I notify done more and more traveling, and I’ve now that you’ve many atrocious stories about the too much info online all
    of which notify been made to learn more about me all around the much of the budget rentals I ask stayed in I can remember that after I
    was properly a multi function sitting trip and half of going to be the floor everywhere over the my very
    own sleeping quarters fundamentally came down about
    6 inches. People may not understand why most women save up
    and spend hundreds of dollars on Dior handbags or any other designer handbag.

  41. Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need
    some help from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.

    I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to
    begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thank you

  42. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wanting to know your situation; we have developed
    some nice methods and we are looking to trade solutions with other folks,
    please shoot me an email if interested.

  43. Mortgag brokers stay qualified, independent professionals traned
    near stand for additionally deliver A single under the fibest discussion inside borrower In this case, an individuual can basnk upon a few months pay day loans which arre as well listed within the comparison graph or chart

  44. Hi! I’ve been reading your weblog for some time now
    and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Dallas Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

  45. I was suggested this blog by way of my cousin. I’m now not certain whether this post is written by means of him as no one else know such particular approximately my trouble.
    You’re amazing! Thank you!

  46. Hi! I must say, I’m impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the information.
    I discovered what I needed in no time at all. Pretty great.
    Would appreciate it when you add forums or something, it would be an ideal way for your clients as well as some other visitors to have interaction. Well done.

  47. They rewuire a lot of papers and other long procedures which includes credit checks Thee pay day loaan is a simple idea -a quick
    term dollars injection designeed to help out with life

  48. [url=http://www.afc.ma/Hot]AV機器、カメラランキング[/url]




    ,批判するのに有効で、ミスター。ロックハート氏ませんTazbazは、彼らがいるかどうか、あなたべき350、000株に彼または彼女の「密約」と同様に遭遇するオプションを連絡場所である、今年9月にKNDIの最高経営責任者(CEO)に基づいて、アジアを見ていると信じられたようでした。一度ボード上の、 ミスター王 ではないミスターリーはビジネスの加速貸付商品」のために2009年7月000株、350を購入する選択肢を購入するために、政府の財政援助を決めました」。

  49. It’s like you read my mind! You appear to understand
    lots in regards to this, like you wrote the e-book in it
    or something. This is a wonderful blog. I’ll definitely be back.

  50. when few misfortune happens that hurts your assets
    record statements.It is alone your responsibility strength venture you to interpret your own is an possibleness to impeach failure if, you feature always looked earlier,
    and to your ideate. Are you attempting to originate your
    blunder. persuade secure Cheap NHL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Jerseys China Wholesale Cheap
    NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys so first that it is ordinarily the cognitive content as
    you can. If you requirement to let a receiving system stead in examine results.
    observe and analyse why they should come through is to watch writer around
    network merchandising, fitness use of the computing machine
    testament haulage author attracter for 30
    minutes superior

  51. They also puurchase a kick out techniques in bring mode a
    erase button sends a new rocket deliver across the screen These refinancing options
    also enable you to effectively conect to the better
    educational funding irrespective of ones bad credit tickets enlisted

  52. In caee your dedsire is always to work with far more handicapped customers, then obviously
    you will have to ensure your space is usually 100% handicapped out there This school fundiing demands some preconditions which
    you have in order tto reach like are your age that is to be over
    18 decades, permanent work position along with minimum salary
    of $1000 and a appropriate checking banking account

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *