Welcome to the Biggest Loser Challenge 17!
This should hopefully be a great way for you to meet people within the CC community and help encourage yourselves and each other as you make your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
If you participated in previous BLC challenges, this one is going to be similar. We will have weekly weigh ins where you can earn points for your team. If you’d like to participate, I will also record and keep track of your measurements (neck, waist, stomach, etc.). For every inch you lose (overall) you will also earn points towards your team’s total. AND… as if that’s not enough to keep track of (or to motivate you), I may also throw in a few mini challenges here and there (i.e. drink at least 64 ounces of water every day for the next week, keep within calorie limits, etc.) where (you guessed it!) participating will earn you even more points! Each mini challenge and its rules (how to earn points) will be posted on a Monday and will likely run for one to two weeks.
As was done in previous BLC’s, weigh-ins will be accepted on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of each week. Results will be posted on Fridays or Mondays (depending on work and whether I’m on travel or not). Only weigh-ins from Tuesday-Thursday will be accepted. This is done to ensure we are all on a level playing field. If anyone misses a weigh-in, their last posted weight will be carried over and used for that current week. Measurements and challenge points will also be accepted only on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday when posted (not weekly – I’ll be sure to post reminders of what is due when each week).
Sign-ups for this challenge are NOW CLOSED!
Check back in January 2011 for BLC18!
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All updates (new challenges, announcements, etc) will be posted below.
This challenge will run for 8 weeks, as follows:
Week 0: October 26-28
Week 1 (November 2-4):
Challenge Points: N/A - no challenge posted
Week 2 (November 9-11):
Water Challenge Points:
Week 3 (November 16-18):
Challenge Points: N/A - no challenge posted
Week 4 (November 23-25):
Cardio Challenge Points:
Week 5 (November 30-December 2):
Challenge Points: N/A - no challenge posted
Week 6 (December 7-9):
Fruit/Veggie Challenge Points:
Week 7 (December 14-16):
Protein Challenge Points:
Week 8 (December 21-23):
Calorie Deficit Challenge Points:
For Week 7... please post your weight and Protien challenge points. Measurements will be taken again at the end of the BLC (during week 8 weigh ins).
*************** WEEK 6 RESULTS! ***************
xfruitbat – W0: 158.7, W6: 155.2, Total Pounds: 3.5, Total Percentage: 2.21%.
jadedblue – W0: 170.8, W6: 168.4, Total Pounds: 2.5, Total Percentage: 1.41%.
sillic – W0: 150.0, W6: 142.0, Total Pounds: 8.0, Total Percentage: 5.33%.
meganleighy – W0: 193.0, W6: 190.5, Total Pounds: 2.5, Total Percentage: 1.30%.**
nikki_08 – W0: 158.2, W6: 154.4, Total Pounds: 3.8, Total Percentage: 2.40%.
kimconnell – W0: 201.6, W6: 199.0, Total Pounds: 2.6, Total Percentage: 1.29%.**
acomley11 – W0: 270.0, W6: 258.6, Total Pounds: 11.4, Total Percentage: 4.22%.
sarah6116 – W0: 192.6, W6: 189.4, Total Pounds: 3.2, Total Percentage: 1.66%.**
heyleese – W0: 196.9, W6: 194.0, Total Pounds: 2.9, Total Percentage: 1.47%.
azyna – W0: 184.4, W6: 179.9, Total Pounds: 4.5, Total Percentage: 2.44%.**
edriver – W0: 153.0, W6: 147.0, Total Pounds: 6.0, Total Percentage: 3.92%.
Team Totals – W0: 2029.2, W6: 1978.4, Total Pounds: 50.8, Total Percentage: 2.50%.
Total Challenge Points: 78.61 points
(eliminated after week 5)
cdenali – W0: 173.0, W6: 162.8, Total Pounds: 10.2, Total Percentage: 5.90%.
bexxeb – W0: 188.0, W6: 187.0, Total Pounds: 1.0, Total Percentage: 0.53%.
p_tricia – W0: 156.0, W6: 149.0, Total Pounds: 7.0, Total Percentage: 4.49%.**
arcticmonkey – W0: 172.0, W6: 171.6, Total Pounds: 0.4, Total Percentage: 0.23%.
karmiew – W0: 207.0, W6: 200.0, Total Pounds: 7.0, Total Percentage: 3.38%.
shanlouise – W0: 217.8, W6: 217.4, Total Pounds: 0.4, Total Percentage: 0.18%.**
wendyannfr – W0: 239.5, W6: 235.0, Total Pounds: 4.5, Total Percentage: 1.88%.
kandermom – W0: 155.0, W6: 154.0, Total Pounds: 1.0, Total Percentage: 0.65%.
caloriecounter16 – W0: 178.0, W6: 175.0, Total Pounds: 3.0, Total Percentage: 1.69%.
ards0809 – W0: 157.0, W6: 150.0, Total Pounds: 7.0, Total Percentage: 4.46%.**
oons27 – W0: 265.0, W6: 254.0, Total Pounds: 11.0, Total Percentage: 4.15%.
Team Totals – W0: 2108.3, W6: 2055.8, Total Pounds: 52.5, Total Percentage: 2.49%.
Total Challenge Points: 74.97 points
(eliminated after week 2)
** indicates participant did not post weight for weigh in; previous weight was considered for current week.
strikethrough indicates participant has been eliminate from challenge due to inactivity.
Week 6 Biggest Loser Team
(team with biggest percentage of weight loss between week 5 and week 6)
Red Team – 0.42%
Overall Biggest Loser Team
(team with biggest percentage of weight loss from the beginning of the challenge)
Red Team – 2.50%
Fruits/Veggies Challenge Winner: Yellow Team – 31.00 points
Challenge Point Leaders: Red Team – 78.60 points
Week 6 Biggest Losers
(biggest percentage of weight loss between week 5 and week 6)
#1) azyna – 2.33% – Red Team
#2) oons27 – 1.55% – Yellow Team
Overall Biggest Losers
(biggest percentage of weight loss from the beginning of the challenge)
#1) cdenali – 5.90% – Yellow Team
#2) sillic – 5.33% – Red Team
Fruits/Veggies Challenge Winner: xfruitbat – red team – 6.80 points
Most Total Challenge Points: cdenali – yellow team – 18.72 points
*************** TEAMS ***************
This is how teams are going to work:
Weeks 6 & 7: Two teams competing against each to lose the highest percentage of weight.
Week 8: Everybody competes against each other as individuals. OR, you can look at it as everybody being on one big team pushing each other towards the finish line. J
The points you accumulate via the mini challenges will count towards your team’s total as well as your own personal total. Points will travel with you if you happen to be split from your team and will then count towards your new team’s totals. At the end, the person with the most challenge points wins for the mini challenge portion of the game. At the end of Week 7, I’ll determine a winning team (blue or black) for the mini challenges.
If anybody has any questions, feel free to ask myself or kimconnell (who came up with super fantastic idea! Thanks Kim! :D). Good luck, have fun, and let the games (and trash talking :P) begin!
*************** CHALLENGES! ***************
CHALLENGE #4 - Protein
Runs from Week 6 - Week 7
With all the fruits and veggies we've been eating, we need to work on balancing out our diet a little bit. For this week, challenge yourself to add a little protein to every meal. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue, which is why it’s great to have right before and/or right after a workout. It can also help keep you full for longer, eliminating any unnecessary snacking or binge eating. For this challenge, keep track of how much protein you consume on a daily basis. The exact amount of protein recommended varies based on your age, gender, weight, and overall goal (weight loss vs. body building). For this reason, points will be earned based on what percentage of your diet/calories comes from protein. CC (as well as other sources) recommends that about 10-35% of your daily caloric intake come from protein. So, for every day that your protein percentage is between 10-25%, you will earn 0.5 points for your team. If you are able to stay between 15-18%, then you will earn an additional 0.5 points. Soo, there is a potential to earn ONE WHOLE POINT every day! Your week can start on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and must continue for 7 days straight. Keep track of how many points that you earn throughout the week. At week 7's weigh ins, don't forget to report how many points you earned for your team. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I have included an example for this challenge below:
Sample Fiber challenge
- week start: thursday
- thur: 24.4% = 0.5 pts
- fri: 26.2% = 0.0 pts
- sat: 17.1% = 0.5 pts + 0.5 pts = 1 pt.
- sun: 19.3% = 0.5 pts
- mon: 22.7% = 0.5 pts
- tues: 14.2% = 0.5 pts
- wed: 20.7% = 0.5 pts
- total points earned for challenge: 3.5
Remember, like most other things, protein is good for you IN MODERATION! Remember that these mini-challenges are to help guide you in becoming healthier. The last thing you want to do is hurt yourself if you’re already doing what’s right. Too much protein can be harmful to your body (which is why anything over 25% is not counted for points). Good luck!! Oh yeah, and one more thing – it’s much easier to track your percentages if you log all your food here on CC. The analyzer tool will automatically analyze your foods and give you your percentages. If you need help, just post here and somebody will surely help you out! Good luck! :)
CHALLENGE #5 – Calorie Deficit
Runs from Week 7-Week 8
Challenge yourself to create a healthy calorie deficit that will aid in weight loss. A deficit is the difference between how many calories you burn and how many calories you consume. As we all know, the key to losing weight is to expend (burn) more calories than we consume. If we eat more than our body needs, then those extra calories are stored as fat – and we don’t want that. If we burn more than we eat, then our body turns to the excess fat we have and converts it into the energy it needs. For this challenge, keep track of your calorie deficit every day. For every 100 calories worth of deficit that you create, you will earn 0.5 points for your team – or you can look at it as for every 200 calories of deficit, you will earn 1 point. Your week can start on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and must continue for 7 days straight. Keep track of how many points that you earn throughout the week. At the final weigh in, don't forget to report how many points you earned for your team. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I have included an example for this challenge below:
Sample Deficit challenge
NOTE: USED – CONSUMED = DEFICIT ß we want this number to be positive!
- week start: wednesday
- wed: cals used: 1700; cals consumed: 1570; deficit: 130
- thur: cals used: 2213; cals consumed: 1887; deficit: 326
- fri: cals used: 2172; cals consumed: 1720; deficit: 452
- sat: cals used: 1814; cals consumed: 1480; deficit: 334
- sun: cals used: 2143; cals consumed: 1655; deficit: 488
- mon: cals used: 2547; cals consumed: 2408; deficit: 139
- tues: cals used: 2084; cals consumed: 1560; deficit: 524
- deficit total: 2393; total challenge points: 11.97
NOTE: To calculate the total number of challenge points earned, add up your deficits from all seven days to get your deficit total. Then, divide that number by 200.
The important thing to remember is that our bodies need a certain amount of calories (energy) to live, so maintaining a net calorie intake of at least 1200 or 1500, for women and men respectively, is extremely important. It is also important to understand that creating too large of a deficit can be harmful to your body. For this reason, any deficit that exceeds 1000 calories in a single given day will not be eligible for points. Anything less than that is fair game. Oh yes, and remember that these mini-challenges are to help guide you in becoming healthier. If you are successfully losing at a certain deficit, please do not irrationally increase your deficit just to win points. The last thing you want to do is hurt yourself if you’re already doing what’s right for you. Good luck!!
oh oh IM IN!
Thanks for running this again, Nikki. Please sign me up.
yay!! Count me in
I definitely want to do this - I just need to measure myself this weekend! lol
Count me in
I'll do it again. lol. I felt weird not having a Thursday morning weigh-in.
Im in! New here, definitely need a challenge to keep me motivated!
I SOOOO plan on being the Biggest Loser this time around! I have participated many times and have yet to lose the weight that I have wanted to.
This time around, I have everything I need and I am going to try to start the jogging thing again. I am going to do the C25K program. Anyone want to do it with me?
My membership ran out at the gym, so hopefully in a couple weeks, I will get it renewed as well so I can do some adequate weight lifting as well.
It's always fun to do these with some trash talking! :-) Bring it on!
im up for this
- Neck –14"
- (Natural) Waist – 31.5"
- Stomach – 36"
- Hips – 39"
- Arm (left and right) – 12" (L), 12.5" (R)
- Thighs (left and right) – 23" (L), 23.5" (R)
here's to me hoping it's all just fat in my neck, beause I'd love to trim down that number (and the others) quite a bit. lol.
Count me in :)
Count me in! I will be sure to measure/weigh myself tonight, if I can find my measuring tape!
You are going down this time! Now, we are pretty close to each other weight wise, so now we can be equals! :-P
Hey Guys! Me Too! I'm in again!
glad to see everybody getting excited for the next BLC!
week 0 (starting) weigh ins begin tomorrow (tuesday, october 26) and will run until thursday, october 28.
** please keep in mind that weigh ins are held every week. if you miss more than two consecutive weigh ins, you will be removed from the challenge. please please please don't make me remove you though! it pains me to have to remove people - i want to see everybody succeed and carry this challenge through to the end. if you cannot commit to once a week weigh ins for the next eight weeks, then please do not sign up for this challenge. you are welcome to stick around on the board and interact with the participants and learn from the challenge, but please do not sign up if you cannot commit to consistent weigh ins. dropping from the challenge isn't fair to yourself (you're not giving yourself the chance!), it isn't fair to your teammates, and it just plain sucks for all participants because it's no fun competing against ourselves - we want some real competition going on in this challenge and that won't happen if people start quitting! so don't be a quitter!!!
and now... commence the trash talking... readyyyy, go!
This is all new to me but lets give it a go.
I think nobody knows how to trash talk...
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