The Scare Off the Pounds Fitness Challenge, Oct. 1-28, 2017, included 19 hard working contestants and almost unbelievable results from several.
Jenna (left) achieved the title of Biggest Loser with a loss of 12 pounds, 6 inches (from waist, chest, and hips), and a reduction in body composition of 4.3%. She really nailed it! Awesome work, girl, I’m SOOOO proud of you!
Amy (right) achieved the title of Biggest Winner with her fabulously high point total of 381. A perfect score would have been 388. Wow, that’s hard work!
Points are given for a comprehensive list of healthy lifestyle activities. If all these are achieved, weight loss is almost inevitable. Categories that participants tally points in include: amount of time exercising, daily plank, water intake, servings of healthy fats + proteins + non-starchy vegetables, omitting alcohol + junk food, moderation of carbs, reciting a personal mantra, setting + completing a personal goal, getting enough sleep, talking about goals/successes/failures/attempts, and bonus challenges like trying a new exercise or inviting a friend to exercise with you.
More super high achievers:
Mary won Second Place Big Loser with 3.5″ lost from waist/chest/hips, 5 pounds lost, and a 3% lower body composition. Way to go, Mary!
Frances lost 7.2 pounds, 1.5″ from waist/chest/hips, and a 2.7% lower body composition. Wow, Frances!
Jessie lost 4″ from waist/chest/hips, 4.4 pounds, and 1.9% lower body composition. Awesome, Jessie!
Katherine lost 2″ from waist/chest/hips, gained 7.5 pounds muscle (and lost that much fat!), and a 3.3% lower body composition. Nice job, Katherine!
Kyle lost 4″ from waist + hips and a 2.9% lower body composition. That means, like Katherine, he replaced fat with muscle. Go Kyle!
Kristin lost 3.5″ from waist/chest/hips, lost 4.6 pounds, and has a lower body composition by 1.6%. Impressive, Kristin!
Suzi lost 2.5″ from waist/chest/hips, lost 2 pounds, and lowered body composition by 2.4%. So cool, Suzi!
Those were the best stats; congrats to all participants and thanks for your hard work and commitment!!
We enjoyed a celebratory lunch together at French Meadow Cafe, a great place with lots of healthful food options. Yum!
Some anonymous feedback from the challengers:
“This was a great start to getting myself back to a place I can run again and are eating healthier. I typically do ok but gave up more carbs which was really effective.”
“Removing alcohol and junk food was the biggest adjustment and it was a great reminder of how much better I feel without those things.”
“My goal was to change my routine and get out of my rut of unhealthy habits. I achieved that, and learned a lot of great new ways to workout in the gym!”
Want in on the fun? Join us February 2018 for Lose Your Love Handles!