Maintain Dont Gain Challenge

November 23, 2015 - January 15, 2016


The average American gains 1-5 pounds over the holiday season and usually keeps it.
Over time, it can add up! Don't wait for New Year's Resolutions.
Give yourself the gift of maintaining your pre-holiday weight throughout the holiday season.
Join your UC Irvine colleagues to take the 8-week Maintain Don't Gain Challenge. Sign Up to receive motivation, resources and earn lots of prizes.
Download the 2014 Challenge Flyer >

2014 Maintain Don't Gain Challenge

1. Sign up

Sign up by Friday, Nov. 21 to be eligible for prizes.

2. Weigh In

Attend a weigh-in event or weigh yourself at home and record your Week 1 weight on the Tracking Form.

3. Read your weekly Challenge emails for tips, resources and motivation

Week 1 (11/24 - 11/30): Add "Healthy" To Every Holiday Helping
Week 2 (12/1 - 12/7): Build Up Your Health
Week 3 (12/8 - 12/14): Simple Ways to Sneak in Fitness
Week 4 (12/15 - 12/21): Stay on Track - Wherever Your Travels Take You
Week 5 (12/22 - 12/28): Celebrate the Season with Ease
Week 6 (12/29 - 1/4): Arm Yourself with Smarter Snacks
Week 7 (1/5 - 1/11): Bring Your Party Game Plan
Week 8 (1/12 - 1/18): To the New, Healthy You

5. Track your weight weekly using the Tracking Form

Only Week 1 and Week 8 weights required. Weekly tracking is suggested but optional. Please Note: This record is for your eyes only and will not be tracked by anyone but yourself.

6. Weigh Out

Attend a weigh-out event or weigh yourself at home and record your Week 8 weight on the Tracking Form by January 18.

UCI Campus
Friday, Jan. 9: 11 am - 2 pm, Anteater Recreation Center, 2nd Floor (New Year, New You EXPO)
Monday, Jan. 12: 10 am - 5 pm, Human Resources, 111 Theory, Suite 200
Tuesday, Jan. 13: 10 am - 5 pm, Human Resources, 111 Theory, Suite 200
Wednesday, Jan. 14: 10 am - 5 pm, Human Resources, 111 Theory, Suite 200
Thursday, January, 15: 10 am - 5 pm, Human Resources, 111 Theory, Suite 200
Friday, Jan. 16: 11 am - 1:30 pm, Anteater Recreation Center, 2nd Floor (Health and Fitness Friday Workshop)

UCI Medical Center
Monday, Jan. 12: 10 am - 12 pm, Work Strong, Building 33
Tuesday, Jan. 13: 11 am - 1 pm, Human Resources, Building 200, Suite 800
Wednesday, Jan. 14: 11 am - 1 pm, UCI Weight Management, Pav III

6. Report Your Results

Report Your Results in person at one of the weigh out events or online 1/12/15 - 1/23/15. Only the weight difference from week 1 to week 8 will be reported. No actual weights required.
Click Here To Report Your Results Online (EEE survey)


All participants who sign up for the Challenge by Nov. 21 will be entered into a kick off raffle.
Participants attending an official weigh-in event will receive a "Challenge" starter kit.
All participants who complete the 8-week challenge by reporting their results, will receive a prize pack, regardless of weight change.
Those participants who successfully complete the challenge by maintaining (within 3 lbs) or losing weight will be entered into a grand prize raffle.

Prizes Include:
Recipe Books
Cutting Boards
Salad Shakers
Picnic Coolers
Blender Foldable Bike
ARC massages
ARC cooking classes
Ipod shuffle
Healthy cooking tools
And more…

Maintain Don't Gain Workshops

Watch recorded workshops from the 2013-14 Maintain Don't Gain Workshop Series.


Campus: Dyan Hall, dyhall@uci
Medical Center: Cynthia Anderson,