DailyEndorphin Maintain Don’t Gain Administration Guide

Before Starting

… You’ll First Need to Determine

Verified or Self-Reported

Verified (recommended): as the admin you will designate a weight verifier, ideally outside your organization like a nurse. This individual(s) will witness and record each participant’s weight at the beginning and end of the challenge via a DailyEndorphin Weight Verifier Interface. DailyEndorphin does NOT provide weight verifiers but recommends you contact your health insurance broker if you do not have someone available.

Self-reported: participants record their own weight from their DailyEndorphin dashboard.

Get a Scale

DailyEndorphin recommends you provide a scale and that this scale remains throughout the challenge.

Weigh-In Location

Whether your challenge is self-reported or verified, DailyEndorphin recommends you set up a location with a scale.  This can be a small office, breakroom, or any location with some degree of privacy.

* A weight verifier should NOT participate in the challenge.  Ideally this person (or persons) is outside your organization.  DailyEndorphin recommends contacting your health insurance provider, broker or consultant for assistance as they often provide nurses or other health professionals for on-site weigh-ins.

Challenge Setup & Administration

Remember Challenge Information can be edited at any time, not just during the setup

Provide Information

You will be prompted to provide a description of the challenge.  You can either accept the pre-populated content or edit to fit your organization’s needs.

Schedule Weigh-Ins

If you’re running a verified weight challenge then you’ll need to schedule weigh-ins.  This information can be edited at any time once you determine when and where the weigh-ins will occur.

Identify Weighers

Weight verifiers are individuals you assign to witness and record participants’ weights at the scheduled weigh-ins.

Note: weight verifiers should NOT participate in the challenge and ideally are not a member of your group.

How Weight Verifiers Are Assigned & Log Weights

From your admin dashboard, click the weight verifier icon next to your active Maintain Don’t Gain challenge.  Then enter a valid cell phone number for each weight verifier.

Weight verifiers will receive a text message with login credentials.

At each weigh-in, the weight verifier will log into the Weight Entry Interface, from any internet accessible device.  This will produce a list of all eligible individuals.

The weight verifier clicks on the individual whose weight is to be recorded, witnesses the weight, and then enters the weight.  The DailyEndorphin password specific for that individual must then be entered to confirm the weight.

Ensure Challenge Runs Smoothly

Proper and Frequent Communications Make for a Successful Challenge

Send Out Invitations

At the conclusion of the setup process, DailyEndorphin provides a unique link that you will email out to your organization.  When clicked, this link will guide participants through the process of joining the challenge.

Ensure Participants Weigh-In

Participants will be prompted to weigh-in by DailyEndorphin . . . but remember, if anyone forgets to log their weight by the cutoff then they are not eligible for the overall weight maintenance goal.  So we encourage you to also reach out and remind everyone to get their weighs logged or attend the scheduled weigh-in.

Promote Daily Activity

Since this challenge incorporates steps, participants will be emailed weekly update.  However, we recommend you also nudge people along by offering lunch-hour group walks, entries to local events (i.e. Turkey Trot, New Year’s Resolution Run,), and other ways to encourage active lifestyle.

TIPS

  • Schedule weigh-ins for the same time of day. Since our weight naturally fluctuates throughout the day it’s recommended to keep the weigh-in for the same time at the initial weigh-in and final weigh-in.
  • Confirm your scale is working properly prior to each weigh-in. This can be done with pre-weighing several heavy objects (i.e. boxes of books). Label the objects with their weight, re-weigh to confirm accuracy, and then set aside for the next weigh in.
  • Communicate upcoming weigh-ins several times in advance. DailyEndorphin will also send email reminders.