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Topic: Help Me Lose Weight Swap Round 2, (FULL, Send-Outs 8/14)  (Read 30995 times)
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« on: June 27, 2010 10:40:08 AM »

Please read all of the details of this swap before you sign up.

Swap name:  Help Me Lose Weight Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  barbolot
Co-organizer:  rangerbeth
Sign-up date range: 06/27/10 07/10/10  FULL!i]
Date to send item by:  08/14/10

Limited to a certain number of people?  24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? Open to all 18 and up

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Do you want a healthier lifestyle, but need a little push in the right direction?
Do you have a few (or many) pounds to lose, and want a gentle nudge to get you started?
Are you already on a healthy track in your weight loss journey, and would like some reminders and encouragement?
Yes?  Then we want to welcome you to this swap!

Swap details:

This is a 5 point swap.  Please consider the time and cost involved in this swap before you sign up.  We dont want any disappointed swappers, as the point of this swap is encouragement and positive support!

We will be crafting items that encourage and support our partners to help them be healthy and lose weight.  We will also be including a little pampering for our partners, as we all need to remember to be kind to ourselves.  Smiley  Extras are encouraged, but please discuss with your partner the amount (or if any) you want to exchange.

Swap packages can include any number or size of items as long as they add up to at least 5 points:
3 pts = large
2 pts = medium
1 pt = small

Here are the Craftster guidelines for item sizes:
LARGE:  3 or more hours, $30 or more (a shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse)
MEDIUM  = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL  = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet)

These size guidelines are very subjective, so, as always, work with your partner to decide how much to send.  Be sure to agree on the amount of time, money, and effort you want to spend for this swap.  If you or your partner want to make something that requires more time or effort than we usually think of for a large item this point system gives you a little room.  But PLEASE be sure to consult with your partner!

Some ideas for crafting:
** cook book of healthy recipes
** personalized recipe cards
** diet / food journal
** notebook for tracking exercise
** calendar for tracking goals and achievements
** wall charts for tracking exercise, goals, achievements, etc.
** motivational jewelry
** reuseable lunch sack, snack bags, etc. for healthy eating on-the-go
** fridge magnets
** embroidered tea towels with happy, healthy kitchen themes
** apron for healthy cooking
** motivational wall art
** t-shirt
** yoga pants
** other workout clothing / gear
** yoga mat bag
** gym bag
** sweat bands / towel
** water bottle cozy
** personalized pedometer
** mp3/ipod cozy for wearing during workout
** homemade soaps, lotions, bath bombs
** relaxing eye pillow or mask
** soothing candles
** healthy snacks (that jive with partners diet of choice, of course!)
** workout or relaxation CD/DVD these must be new or lightly used not copied.  (Unless, of course, you record your own music or workout video!)  There are some very inexpensive ones available, and can be included as an extra.

Inspiration from the previous round:
Sign-up thread

To participate in this swap, you must also:
** Post in this thread at least once a week to foster good communication and to let me know that you're still alive and kicking.  And crafting.
** Keep in regular contact with your partner.
** PM me and your partner when you send and when you receive.
** Obtain a DCN when you ship.  This is required.  If you are an international swapper, or shipping outside of your country, you MUST keep your shipping receipts.
** Post photos of your goodies in the gallery in a timely manner.
** You will be given feedback once your partner receives, and photos of your package are posted in the gallery, preferably by your partner.
** I check PMs and update feedbacks in the evenings, so please bear with me.

Please note that you may not be able to participate in this swap if your swap profile includes:
* ANY negative feedback comments
* poor communication in past swaps
* sending late in past swaps

If you want to participate, information to send to BARBOLOT, with Weight Loss Swap as the title:

Name of swap:  
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country, formatted for mailing:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?  YES/NO
Confirm that you are at least 18 years old: YES / NO

Allergies you have:
Allergens in your home (smoke, pets, etc):
Do you have access to a camera so you can take photos of the package you receive?  YES / NO
Will you post your photos in our gallery in a timely manner?  YES / NO

The more you share, the better your partner will be able to tailor a fabulous package suited to your tastes!

Weight loss / fitness questions:

What are your fitness goals?  (lose weight, run a 10K, eat healthier, drink more water and less soda, etc.)
Do you have a diet plan, mindset, or philosophy?
Where are you on your weight loss journey?  (Beginner, Some Success, Already There, Yo-Yo, Relapse, Recovery, etc.)
What are your favorite fitness activities/sports?
Do you go to a gym or work out on your own?
Where do you workout the most?
What is your favorite exercise?
What is your least favorite? (so maybe your partner can try to make it more fun)
Do you use workout videos?
If so, which ones do you have/use?
Which ones / kinds would you love to try?
What kind of eating plan are you following, either formally or informally?  (For example, are you following a particular diet plan, have you sworn off fried foods, or do you just really love fruit?)
What are your favorite healthy foods?
Least favorite healthy foods?
Are you on a special diet? (diabetic, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, etc. in case they want to find friendly recipes.)

Now, for the crafty questions!

What are your favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite general styles?  (girly, cutesy, kawaii, goth, punk, rockabilly, country, retro, vintage, etc. you dont have to just choose from these!  Wink )
Least favorite styles?
Favorite prints, patterns, designs?  (plaid, animal print, gingham, bold, subdued, etc.  Again, feel free to share whatever your faves are!)
Least favorite prints, patterns, designs?
Do you have any favorite slogans or words of encouragement that you would like incorporated into your swap package?
And least favorites?
Any other preferences youd like to share?  (reclaimed fabrics, animal-derived materials (leather), textures, etc.)

Are you interested in crafts pertaining to exercise, healthy eating, or both?
If interested in exercise crafts, what are some things youd love to receive?
Share more ideas / suggestions if you have them
What would you NOT want to receive?

If interested in healthy eating crafts, what are some things youd love to receive?
Share more ideas / suggestions if you have them
What would you NOT want to receive?

Are you interested in receiving healthy snacks?
If so, what are your favorites?
Least favorites?

If you would like gear (shirts and stuff,) what sizes?  You may PM your partner with these later if you feel more comfortable doing so.
If you would like motivational jewelry, what sizes.?
- bracelet:
- necklace:
- ring:
- anklet:

Please share these links, if you have them, so your partner can stalk you!
Other websites?
Anything else youd like your swap partner to know?  



Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.



1.  barbolot
2.  rangerbeth
3.  petskin
4.  Ffrogg526
5.  mandys08
6.  hawkeyes_girl
7.  educharme
8.  bmd1011
9.  dreadlocklove
10. Ewulotta
11. amusedcreations
12. pugwash
13. ranchelmarie
14. Black.Eyed.Spyder
15. swampolympics
16. SnapsAndDrangons
17. Strawberryh
18. Awesome McTastical
19. BoyceMachine
20. lemonianta
21. dharma_rebel
22. mxer145
23. ktlady
24. jennilocker

Link to our GALLERY.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2010 03:09:27 PM by barbolot » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010 10:42:00 AM »


blue = you sent
purple = you received (but haven't sent yet)
orange = sending late, with communication
green = sent & received
strikethrough = feedback left
red = PM organizer immediately!

RhymeswOrange will angel for rangerbeth ----> rangerbeth <---> Black.Eyed.Spyder
petskin <---> hawkeyes_girl
Ffrogg526 <---> swampolympics
mandys08 <---> barbolot
educharme <---> dharma_rebel
bmd1011 <---> SnapsAndDrangons
dreadlocklove <---> mxer145
Ewulotta <---> ranchelmarie
amusedcreations <---> pugwash
Strawberryh <---> jennilocker
Awesome McTastical <---> ktlady<---- RippledWater will angel for ktlady
BoyceMachine <---> lemonianta
« Last Edit: October 11, 2010 09:29:15 AM by barbolot » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010 11:14:04 AM »

This would be the perfect swap for the summer break. I'll have to consult my pillow first Smiley

I'll swap for postcards, badges, maps or brochures from everywhere in the US! I'm an English teacher and always happy about authentic material for my classroom.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010 12:20:00 PM »

I've sworn I won't sign up for any more until I get my Geezer swap package out, so I'll likely sign up in a smidge.  This will give me the motivation to finish that package!
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010 12:43:00 PM »

I've just got feedback today for a swap so I'm really tempted by this...I should have feedback fron 2 other swaps at the end of this week so if there's still space then I might have to get stuck into this one.

Life's a garden.  Dig it.

« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010 01:10:38 PM »

I'm convinced this swap is going to be awesome. If you're on the fence I'm about to push you in!  Wink

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010 02:16:35 PM »

I'm convinced this swap is going to be awesome. If you're on the fence I'm about to push you in!  Wink

To be fair...if there's still space on Friday I'll probably just jump right in!   Smiley

Life's a garden.  Dig it.

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010 08:24:04 PM »

I'm in!  No fence sitting here!  I've been waiting for this one for a while as it were!  I wasn't going to sign up for another one this summer so I could craft for myself but I can totally justify this one.  Something that'll kick my butt into gear is definetly needed!! Questionnaire already sent in!  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010 09:26:39 PM »

Hope this doesn't fill up too fast. I think I can get a couple swaps done before the end of sign ups...


« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010 10:27:56 PM »

Wish there was a "Help me GAIN weight swap" =[ But probably not enough people here with the same problem.
Lol. It would still be cool to have a swap the opposite of this one! I cant join in on this one because im very much under weight, =S not on purpose of course.

The craft swapping community! =] Check it out!

You can get my jawbone necklaces in my shop!
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