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Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Weight Maintenance Program

November 9, 2010, Volume 57, No. 11

The holiday season is one of the toughest times to maintain your weight. While it’s often an opportunity to rejoice, celebrate, and enjoy time with family and friends, it’s also one of the most challenging times to maintain your waistline, as many holiday activities revolve around food and drink.

But Human Resources can help you avoid gaining weight during this challenging time through the Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Weight Maintenance Program. Last year, the program was a great success—93% of participants were able to either maintain or lose weight.

Participating is easy. Once you’ve registered, just come to the pre- and post-holiday weigh-ins and keep your weight within 2 or 3 pounds of where you were before the holidays. Dates and locations for pre-holiday weigh-ins are below. Post-holiday weigh-in dates will be available shortly. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-Holiday Weigh-In Locations
Wharton: November 19, 10 a.m.–noon

SEAS: November 19, noon–2 p.m.

Business Services: November 23, 10 a.m.–noon

School of Nursing: November 23, noon–2 p.m.

You can also create your own Maintain, Don’t Gain team. Grab your officemates and friends on campus, give yourselves a team name, and let the competition begin! We’ll track how all of your team members are doing and average your results in January. If each team member either maintains or loses weight by the final weigh-in, your team will be highlighted on the Maintain, Don’t Gain Honor Roll on the Human Resources website.

Visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/maintaindontgain.aspx for more information and to register (registration reduces wait times). If you have questions, contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.


Almanac - November 9, 2010, Volume 57, No. 11