Well, the final weigh in for the 2010 Biggest Loser contest took place yesterday morning and we now have a winner. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the contest. I hope that you lost a little weight but more importantly just started to develop those good habits!!
Here are the top three plus first runner up:
First place: ROB FRY (total loss of 21.18%) (WINS $975)
Second place: BILL KELLY (total loss of 17.11%) (WINS $375)
Third place: DOUG HENDERSON (total loss of 14.68%) (WINS $150)
First Runner Up: KARY ZIMMERMAN (total loss of 13.37%)
As per the terms of the contest, prizes are 65% to first, 25% to second, 10% to third. Winners can pick up their cheques here at my office (201-1819 Beaufort Ave.) anytime this week.
Congratulations once again and have a Merry Christmas!
Hi everyone! The update chart is current to today – we only had about 4 people report updates this week. Enjoy the snow and see you next week!
Hi everyone. Here is the most recent chart. Few people are updating so there have only been a few changes. Cheers!
Hi! Here is the weekly update for the group. RF still is in the lead although his progress has slowed the last couple of weeks! Click here for the weekly progress chart. Keep up the good work and check in next week for another update.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Click here for the updated chart. You can see the weekly progress in the chart below. Have a great week!
Thanksgiving is upon us so contestants are gearing up for this annual tradition. I spoke to one of the leaders yesterday who said he is going to a ‘no carb’ diet this week in order that he might have an extra helping of turkey! Whatever works! Looks like the consensus get-together idea is to have a potluck supper in mid-October – more details to follow. Here is the link to the updated chart.
One participant suggested the group meet at Seal Bay for a walk on Thanksgiving morning which I think is a great idea. Remember that if you have a suggestion or want to include people in an activity, you can send a group email or post a suggestion on the Facebook page. In fact, the best way is to post the Facebook suggestion then email everyone that you’ve done so. Good luck and see you next week!
Four down, about 10 to go! This week we had only had about 5 people reporting so some of the stats are the same as last week. Hopefully next week everyone will remember. Right now we’ve got about four horses out in front but the race is long; who knows if someone will make a late charge! The progress chart is now updated; click here to view. Stay tuned in the next week or so – we’ll try to put together a group event for mid-October.
Another week – hope everyone is doing well with their lifestyle changes. Remember that weight loss is a fringe benefit; developing a healthy lifestyle is the main goal. This week saw slower losses than the first two weeks which I think is normal. According to a friend of mine with great insight, average weekly weigh loss should be in the 2-3 lb range; anything more is generally the result of water loss or ‘starving’ yourself. We’re after sustainable loss not short term gains.
Anyway, keep up the good work and don’t be discouraged if your losses have slowed or you see someone ahead of you on the graph! It’s a marathon not a sprint! Click here for the graph.
Week #2 saw a few more people reporting; we now have progress numbers from all contestants except 3. First week leader RF continues his strong play with another jump in his stats. Dark horse KZ jumped significantly into a strong second place and PJ made her debut posting a large loss. Good work to everyone involved. Remember that when making these lifestyle (diet and exercise) changes, many people experience low to nil weight loss in the first two to three weeks and, believe it or not, some people will increase weight initially. Don’t let the short term changes distract you from your long-term focus.
Click here for the updated progress chart.
Good luck ’til the next weigh in.
Week one results are in (sort of!) and we have one contestant “weigh” out in front with a 5% loss thus far. Who knows if this is sustainable! We now have 15 confirmed entries which equates to a first prize of $975. Also, we’ve got a progress chart up in the Biggest Loser page so you can track things. To receive weekly updates, make sure you sign up to this blog or add yourself to the Facebook page. I’ll update this spreadsheet chart each week as well as the graph. Good luck and be healthy!