Maintain your weight through the holidays and win a prize!


The holidays are upon us and that means lots of good food, drink and pitch-ins galore!

But don’t worry, Maintain No Gain is back again this year to help you maintain your weight during this busy season!

The purpose of MNG is to encourage people to maintain their weight during the holidays. On average, people gain 8-10 pounds between November and January.

The first weigh-in is set for Nov. 20 and the Working on Wellness committee is signing up businesses and organizations who are interested in participating.

The contest will run with weekly weigh-ins going through the end of the year with the final weigh-in being Jan. 2. All weigh-ins, initial, ending and weekly, will be done at the same time of day and at the same location with the same scale.

After each weekly weigh-in, every person within the two-pound limit will be placed in a drawing for three separate prizes: two different Fitbits and a $50 gift card to Pacers and Racers. There will be three separate drawings at the end.

If a person goes outside of the two-pound limit, they will not be disqualified from the final drawing. The more weeks participants meet their goal, the more chances they have of winning a prize.

Weigh-in stations for this year’s MNG are: Anytime Fitness, Washington County Family YMCA, WIC and at individual employers. Those participating should weigh on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Weekly results must be turned in no later than Wednesday.

A question and answer session for team captains has been set for Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. at the YMCA.

“We hope to see as many team captains as possible and we will be giving away WOW cups to any captain that can attend,” said organizer Tami Branaman. “We would also like to hear your suggestions and ideas for a separate rewards program within each business as an added incentive for your employees to participate.”

The following is a list of employees who have committed to the challenge so far: Hoosier Hills PACT, Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Knapp Miller Brown Insurance, YMCA, Leader Publishing Company, Borden Schools, Salem Community Schools, West Washington School Corporation, and East Washington School Corporation, Austy’s Books, Meadowview, Jason Wade Insurance, Jean’s Extrusions and The Washington County Purdue Extension Office.

“If you do not see your name and want to participate, please let me know,” said Branaman.

Anyone willing to sponsor a team or form a team may contact Branaman at

Branaman and the WOW team is excited about this year’s challenge and hopes to see even more people participate.

“We hope you and your employees, associates and friends will join us in this healthy Holiday Challenge!”


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