So last night I asked myself, what constitutes a really great birthday? What is a concrete way to show everyone what a great time I/we had? Well, I think this week’s weigh-in results may just be that thing. I can say that, in the course of the 4 or 5 months we’ve been doing this challenge, this has never happened, so my birthday weekend must have been epic! haha. With only 2 losses amongst the 8 of us, I think it’s fair to say, that even those who couldn’t make it to the festivities, were here in spirit. 😉
Don’t let this discourage you though, I’m actually laughing and smiling, though I put on the most weight, because, let’s be honest, sometimes a weight gain is just so totally worth it.
So, without further ado, this weeks results:
- Allie: down -1.56%
- Beth: down -0.24%
- Evy: down -1.60%
- Jen: down 0.11%
- Jess: down -1.79%
- Moon: down 1.22%
- Trisha: down -0.86%
- James: down -0.42%
- Group Total: down -0.77%
This of course means that Moon is our weekly winner! YAY Moon!
Before I give our overall changes, I wanted to bring to light the new way I’ll be declaring weekly and overall winners. Since our weights are far more spread out now than they were last round, it has been brought to my attention that those of us on the higher end (about about 190lbs) are having a markedly harder time being the weekly and overall winners. I was wondering why this was as everyone is pretty much losing at a good clip, but then it struck me. Based on simple mathematics, those with more to lose can lose 10 pounds in a week and it will only yield the same as if those with less lost 5 pounds. So, the bigger you are, the more you have to lose to get the same percent lost. With that in mind, I’m going to start declaring not 1 winner, but 2 each week: the highest percent lost and the highest number of pounds lost. As a general rule, these 2 winners have pretty consistently been the same person, but on the chance they are not, both are winner and neither will have a dollar added to their total. This goes for our overall winner as well. If there is a difference between the highest pounds and highest percentage lost at the end, they will both be declared winner and the pot will be split 50/50.
Now, before you get all up in arms about having to split the winnings, please consider this: After our entire competition last round, the pot only reached $80 total. After only 6 weeks, not even half of this round, our pot is already at $83. The person who wins, if only winner is declared, stands to win about $240 (could change with lates and missed, etc). Even only half of that, $120, is still $40 more than last round, so it’s still a good winnings.
That being said, here are our overall standings:
- Allie: down 0%
- Beth: down 3.64%
- Evy: down 1.79%
- Jen: down 2.39%
- Jess: down 4.82%
- Moon: down 1.70%
- Trisha: down -0.86%
- James: down 4.03%
- Group Total: down 2.09%
This means that Jess is currently our percentage lost front runner and James is currently our pounds lost front runner. So, congrats guys!
Alrighty, until next time!
“You’ve got to say, ‘I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it.’ It’s called perseverance.” – Lee Iacocca
Occupation: IT Consultant for Prgoressive
Competing From: Cleveland, Ohio
Goal Weight: 175
Percent Lost from Last Week: 1.22%
Total Percent Lost: 1.70%