BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn Edition
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The first ever BGG Weight Loss Challenge was a rousing success, as was the second BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer Edition! We've lost about 1,800lbs between the first two challenges and made a bunch of new friends along the way. Well, those challenges are over, and so a new one will be born from its ashes. Welcome to the BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn Edition!!

This challenge will start Monday, September 21st and run 8 weeks, ending on Monday, November 16th.

If you're not familiar at all with how the challenge works, fear not! All will be explained.

Here is how it works:
1 First thing's first. Tip this geeklist header 20gg as your entry fee. ANYONE can join anytime up until Monday, September 21st. Tipping this geeklist is all you need to do to enter.
2 Submit your weight to me, in pounds, using the following google form each and every Monday and ONLY on Monday throughout the entire challenge.



3 At the end of the challenge, if you lost at least 6% of your starting weight, you will split the entire pot evenly with everyone else who met the 6% goal. In the first challenge there was about 4000gg entered, and 45 people out of 150 met the 6% goal. So each of us who met the goal got around 90gg!
4 The only weights that ACTUALLY matter here are the starting weight and the ending weight, but in an effort to both keep us honest as well as motivated, I ask that you submit your weight every week. I'll be putting out stats every week based on % lost and things like that. I WILL NEVER SHARE THE WEIGHT YOU SUBMIT TO ME WITH ANYONE, NOR WILL I POST THE WEIGHT ANYWHERE. This is all done by % of weight lost. So you will submit your actual weight - in pounds - to me each Monday, and I will run it through my handy dandy spreadsheet which is setup to deal with percentages lost, and I'll compile stats and post them as geeklist entries each week. It's fun to see how we are progressing.
5 It is important that you remember the starting day and the ending day, as your weight will NOT be accepted if you submit it after the ending day. So if you had lost more than 6% throughout the competition, but fail to weigh in by the ending day, you're out.
6 In the past, some very generous users donated prizes to the top three finishers. It was incredibly amazing and fantastic. Also, user Dallanc made the following microbadges:

Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge Participant - Spring 2015Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Spring 2015Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge Participant - Fall 2015Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Fall 2015Microbadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge Participant - Summer 2015Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer 2015


So those will be available again this challenge (with slight modifications to the season and color, of course). Your 20gg buys you the participation badge, and if you meet the 6% at the end, you will get the badge with the medal. Very cool stuff.

The goal of these challenges is to lose weight the healthy way, and not to quickly drop a ton of poundage. Please be healthy! I will ask that in the discussion thread, everybody please feel free to share any tips they have on healthy ways to lose weight, what's worked for you in the past, etc...

Our last discussion thread was a beacon of motivation and encouragement, I'd love to keep that rolling into this competition. It really helped me, personally.

Many users kept track of their journey with personal geeklists. You can read about those here, and decide if you want to make your own for this challenge:

Monkeyhandz diary for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge (Now Freestyle)
Lisa's diary for the BGG Weight loss Challenge
Breakaway11's Journal for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
manutd03's Journal for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
[geeklist=189206][/geeklist]
BPeace's March-May 2015 BGG Weight Loss Challenge Journal
PseudoPserious Weight Tracker
Nart's BGG Weightloss Challenge Diary
luv2breformed Weight Loss Challenge Journal
FCSchmidt diary for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
Weight loss challenge March to May darkestoceans
Starting a weight loss challenge
Gardener1817 Weight Loss Challenge Fall 2015

Lisaabbott78's new diary:
Lisa's Autumn Weight Loss Challenge Diary

Users on Fitbit:
Amekins
amethyst246
Carrollz
Jennie RK (gardener1817)
Juju (Jazzy22)
lordb4me
paulpharmd (redheaded pharmacist)
mandolinmac (themackern)
Kendall (personwholives)


Users on MyFitnessPal:
lisaabbott78
nartie
skutsch6
amethyst246
toliveischrist77
drbobbyramsey (AnyMouse)
busdjur
deniseibase (Denise)
drifblim
IanHartwell (Helpme1986)
Joules2319 (joules2)
personwholives
paulpharmd (redheaded pharmacist)

Users on LoseIt!:
Malinda Kyrkos (mintylish)
qzhdad
Bill Philibin (philibin)
Andrew Edelstein (Strongbow)

Users on MapMyWalk:
Mindy Kyrkos (mintylish)

Users on RunKeeper
AnyMouse - drbobbyramsey@gmail.com

Here is the discussion thread to discuss all manner of things relating to this challenge:

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn - Discussion

Here is the update thread where you will get all manner of updates relating to this challenge:

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn - Updates

Please subscribe to all of these to stay in the loop!!!

Good luck to everybody!!
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1. Board Game: Fresh Fish [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:3031]
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WEEK 1: Starting Fresh!!!


Welcome to the official start of the autumn edition BGG weight loss challenge!!! Please have your weight submitted here by the end of the day today (your time):



I will have weekly stats posted, in this item, each Wednesday (or Thursday).

So here is my starting weight:

202.9lbs

I've gained back about ten pounds since the end of the first challenge, and while that's extremely disappointing, it's not 100% discouraging, because I know what to do. I know how to do it. I know I have the support. So it will get done


Good luck, everybody, and remember to weigh in today!!! I'll update this item on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest with our initial stats

WEEK 1 STATS!!


We are about the exact same size as last challenge, maybe a couple of geeks more. We had 72 people sign up and 71 of us submitted a starting weight.

Here is our starting weight:

15,662.22lbs or 7,104.27kg or 8,353,132 meeples meeple

Our average weight is 220.59lbs or 100.06kg or 117,650 meeples

If we lose 939.73lbs as a group, or 13.24lbs individually, we will, as a group, achieve the 6% goal!

We are over seven tons of geek
We weigh as much as 2,117 copies of Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
We weigh as much as 1,128 copies of Cthulhu Wars
We weigh as much as 77 copies of me!

Have a great week, everybody! The more in depth stats start next week

Kick. The. Ever. Loving. Ass. Out of this competition!!!

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2. Board Game: Surprise! [Average Rating:5.71 Unranked]
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WEEK 2: Surprise!!!


Surprised with how much weight you've lost this first week? It can be very, very good to your longterm motivation when you see a big gain (or even just no loss) at the beginning of a challenge like this. The trick is to realize that it will slow down considerably without HOPING that it will. Keep working and achieve those same losses throughout! You can do it!




So here is my week 2 weight:

197.9lbs

Woo hoo! Five pounds!!! I even attended Grand Con this past weekend (I'll link you all my geeklist once I make it, it was an absolute blast!) and ate very poorly, but I was (am) sick with some sort of stomach virus that kept everything out of me. Gross.

Hopefully I can get healthy and keep up the loss!


Good luck, everybody, and remember to weigh in today!!! I'll update this item on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest with our stats

WEEK 2 STATS!!


It was an amazing week for most of us!! Here is what happened:

**Our starting weight changed a bit with a couple people's weight changes. Our revised starting weight is: 16,280.62lbs for an average weight of 229.30**

We lost 164.01lbs or 74.39kg or 87,471 meeples this week!!

Our new average weight is 226.99lbs or 102.96kgs or 121,063 meeples!!

24 of the 71 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

11 of us lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Under 1% - 39 people or 55%
1-1.99% - 19 people or 27%
2-2.99% - 9 people or 13%
3-3.99% - 4 person or 6%

Here is the top 10!

1. tmcgrady - 3.85%
2. helpme1986 - 3.67%
3. jdwpin - 3.084%
4. JLucas85 - 3.077%
5. gardener1817 - 2.79%
6. dallanc - 2.78%
7. monkeyhandz - 2.66%
8. DaveLuza - 2.55%
9. Sandmanx82 - 2.46%
10.lisaabbott78 - 2.45%

There is a lot to be proud about this first week. Losing over 150lbs is pretty incredible! It stands to reason that the weight will fall off slower as the competition goes on, try not to get discouraged! Slow and steady keeps the weight off. Be healthy!!!

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3. Board Game: Eat It! [Average Rating:4.30 Overall Rank:18284]
Board Game: Eat It!
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WEEK 3: Essen Week


Seems pretty fitting that Essen is right around the corner. Doesn't essen mean "to eat"? Take that however you want. A sign? An omen? Some of you are probably venturing forth to the convention, and it's going to be very difficult to stay on track. Don't kill yourselves. Just don't go crazy. Portion control is your frienemy this weekend!



Here is my Week 3 weight:

199lbs

Ugh. This is obviously a struggle. I'm starting to feel like it's futile at this point. One step forward, two steps back. I can't seem to get motivated. I suppose I don't genuinely feel like my weight is an issue yet. It'll happen. It always does, where I get a scare and then I get realllllly motivated. The trick is for me to STAY motivated. Here's hoping.

Good luck, everybody, and remember to weigh in today!!! I'll update this item on Wednesday or Thursday with our stats

WEEK 3 STATS!!!


Rolling right along here. Some of us faltered a bit, some of us picked up steam, some of us stayed the course.

Here is where we are this week!

EDIT: Whoops. Made a small error. Here are the updated stats.

-We have a new weight of 16,065.98lbs or 7,287.41kg or 8,568,469 meeples.

-We lost 50.63lbs or 22.97kg or 27,003 meeples this week. This is a bit of a dip but still a fantastic job!! A loss is a win!

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 214.64lbs or 97.36kg or 114,474 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 1.32% of our total weight so far.
-18 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 226.28lbs or 102.64kgs or 120,683 meeples.

-Here is a list of people who have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
1. dallanc
2. JLucas85
3. BillJ1967
4. AnyMouse
5. helpme1986
6. DaveLuza
7. lisaabbott78
8. rosedamej
9. tmcgrady
10. pellitieri
11. monkeyhandz
12. busdjur
13. jdwpin
14. gardener1817
15. rbaker
16. lkerszulis
17. Redheaded Pharmacist
18. djthree6t


-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 53 people or 75%
1-1.99% - 16 people or 23%
2-2.99% - 0 people or 0%
3-3.99% - 2 people or 3%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 34 people or 48%
1-1.99% - 15 people or 21%
2-2.99% - 13 people or 18%
3-3.99% - 5 people or 7%
4-4.99% - 1 people or 1%
5-5.99% - 1 people or 1%
6% or higher - 2 people or 3%

That's right, our very own JLucas85 and lisaabbott78 have already eclipsed the 6% goal!! Ummm, you guys know this is only week 3, right?? FANTASTIC JOB!!!!!!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. lisaabbott78 - 3.77%
2. JLucas85 - 3.17%
3. BillJ1967 - 1.91%
4. AnyMouse - 1.82%
5. krasnoludek - 1.75%
6. dallanc - 1.62%
7. nartie - 1.55%
8. SpaceNut - 1.43%
9. lkerszulis - 1.37%
10. rosedamej - 1.36%

Top 10 Overall
1. JLucas85 - 6.15%
2. lisaabbott78 - 6.12%
3. tmcgrady - 5.13%
4. dallanc - 4.35%
5. monkeyhandz - 3.87%
6. DaveLuza - 3.83%
7. helpme1986 - 3.67%
8. BillJ1967 - 3.58%
9. rosedamej - 3.12%
10. AnyMouse - 2.96%

Hopefully some of you are starting to feel and see the effects of your weight loss.

Everyone is doing an amazing job! Keep at it and let's get everybody to the 6% goal by the end of this!!!

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4. Board Game: ESSEN The Game: SPIEL'13 [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:3932]
Board Game: ESSEN The Game: SPIEL'13
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WEEK 4: Essout


Now that Essen is over with, for those of you that went, you can get back on track and kick it back into high gear...........until Halloween.



Here is my Week 4 weight:

201.4lbs

Next verse same as the first. No excuse. Just crap in the yap.

WEEK 4 STATS!!!


Here is where we are this week!

-We have a new weight of 16,013.17lbs or 7,263.46kg or 8,540,304 meeples.

-We lost 52.81lbs or 23.95kg or 28,165.16 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 267.45lbs or 121.31kg or 142,639 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 1.64% of our total weight so far.
-25 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 225.54lbs or 102.3kgs or 120,286 meeples.

-Here is a list of people who have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
1. dallanc
2. BillJ1967
3. JLucas85
4. AnyMouse
5. DaveLuza
6. pellitieri
7. helpme1986
8. tmcgrady
9. busdjur
10. monkeyhandz
11. jdwpin
12. lkerszulis
13. gardener1817
14. lisaabbott78
15. rbaker
16. Jocab
17. Redheaded Pharmacist
18. rosedamej
19. Teriyaki Donuts
20. wavsite
21. autumnweave
22. Ezel
23. qzhdad
24. djthree6t
25. Jazzy22

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. dallanc
2. BillJ1967
3. JLucas85
4. AnyMouse
5. DaveLuza

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 60 people or 85%
1-1.99% - 11 people or 15%
2-2.99% - 0 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 28 people or 39%
1-1.99% - 15 people or 21%
2-2.99% - 13 people or 18%
3-3.99% - 8 people or 11%
4-4.99% - 3 people or 4%
5-5.99% - 3 people or 4%
6% or higher - 1 person or 1%

A bunch of people are super close to the 6% goal!! You can do it!!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. BillJ1967 - 1.77%
2. wavsite - 1.67%
3. Tiny3Ears - 1.37%
4. Jocab - 1.34%
5. Strongbow - 1.32%
6. Carrollz - 1.25%
7. qzhdad - 1.23%
8. nangie85 - 1.15%
9. Jlerpy - 1.14%
10. JLucas85 - 1.09%

Top 10 Overall
1. JLucas85 - 7.18%
2. tmcgrady - 5.77%
3. BillJ1967 - 5.28%
4. dallanc - 5.16%
5. lisaabbott78 - 4.76%
6. monkeyhandz - 4.72%
7. DaveLuza - 4.26%
8. AnyMouse - 3.86%
9. helpme1986 - 3.67%
10. busdjur - 3.65%

Everyone is doing an amazing job! Keep at it and let's get everybody to the 6% goal by the end of this!!!

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5. Board Game: The Great Snowball Battle [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:17467]
Board Game: The Great Snowball Battle
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WEEK 5: Snowball!


Doesn't it always feel, for those of you challenge veterans, that about week 5 of every challenge is the time where it suddenly feels as though it's almost over, but it just started????



Here is my Week 5 weight:

??lbs

Stepped on the scale this morning and it said 101.5lbs. So I stepped on it again, and it said 89.4lbs. I rushed to the mirror as I had just watched the movie "Thinner" and I was worried. Nope. Same oaf staring back at me. So I stepped on the scale again. 112.9lbs. Time for a new battery. I'll update tomorrow.

Good luck!!!

WEEK 5 STATS!!!


Here is where we are this week!

-We have a new weight of 15,971.62lbs or 7,244.61kg or 8,518,144 meeples.

-We lost 41.55lbs or 18.85kg or 22,160 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 309lbs or 140.16kg or 164,799 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 1.90% of our total weight so far.
-27 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 224.95lbs or 102.04kgs or 119,974 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. dallanc
2. BillJ1967
3. JLucas85
4. AnyMouse
5. DaveLuza

And our very own BillJ1967 has eclipsed the 20lb milestone!! Congratulations, Bill!

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 57 people or 80%
1-1.99% - 11 people or 15%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 1 people or 1%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 24 people or 34%
1-1.99% - 17 people or 24%
2-2.99% - 12 people or 17%
3-3.99% - 6 people or 8%
4-4.99% - 5 people or 7%
5-5.99% - 3 people or 4%
6% or higher - 4 person or 6%

That's right! JLucas85, tmcgrady, BillJ1967 and Lisaabbott78 have eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!! In just week 5!!! Keep it up!! Remember you have to FINISH the competition at 6% or higher to split the pot of gg. Great job! I know you will keep it up!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. ze_stom - 3.12%
2. nartie - 2.65%
3. Redheaded Pharmacist - 2.10%
4. AnyMouse - 1.88%
5. Scarlett_O - 1.83%
6. SpaceNut - 1.79%
7. Madcapmartini - 1.73%
8. lisaabbott78 - 1.71%
9. BillJ1967 - 1.62%
10. gardener1817 - 1.44%

Top 10 Overall
1. JLucas85 - 7.69%
2. tmcgrady - 7.05%
3. BillJ1967 - 6.81%
4. lisaabbott78 - 6.39%
5. AnyMouse - 5.67%
6. Redheaded Pharmacist - 5.19%
7. dallanc - 5.16%
8. busdjur - 4.74%
9. monkeyhandz - 4.72%
10. gardener1817 - 4.65%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job! Keep at it and let's get everybody to the 6% goal by the end of this!!!

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6. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:713]
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WEEK 6: Don't Stop Now!


We're getting closer now to the end. Hard to believe, isn't it? Feels like we just got started! Only a few weeks left, how close are you to achieving your goal?? Keep it up and finish strong!!



Here is my Week 6 weight:

202lbs

Yeesh. It's been a pretty abysmal competition for me again. If I'm being honest with myself, my will isn't there. Daily stresses are assuaged by comfort foods and it just feels so damn good to eat!

Don't be like this me. Get after it!!!!!!!

WEEK 6 STATS!!!


Here is where we are!

-We have a new weight of 15,942.41bs or 7,231.36kg or 8,502,566 meeples.

-We lost 29.21lbs or 13.25kg or 15,579 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 338.21lbs or 153.41kg or 180,378 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 2.08% of our total weight so far.
-27 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 224.54lbs or 101.85kgs or 119,754 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. BillJ1967
2. dallanc
3. AnyMouse
4. JLucas85
5. busdjur
6. tmcgrady
7. Redheaded Pharmacist
8. rbaker
9. pellitieri
10. gardener1817
11. autumnweave

BillJ1967 has crossed over the 25lb milestone!!! Great job, Bill!!

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 61 people or 86%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 13%
2-2.99% - 1 people or 1%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 25 people or 35%
1-1.99% - 14 people or 20%
2-2.99% - 10 people or 14%
3-3.99% - 8 people or 11%
4-4.99% - 6 people or 8%
5-5.99% - 3 people or 4%
6% or higher - 5 people or 7%

That's right! BillJ1967, tmcgrady, JLucas85, busdjur, and lisaabbott78 have eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!! In just week 6!!! Keep it up!! Remember you have to FINISH the competition at 6% or higher to split the pot of gg. Great job! I know you will keep it up!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. philibin- 2.21%
2. busdjur - 1.99%
3. rosedamej - 1.93%
4. BillJ1967 - 1.83%
5. autumnweave - 1.47%
6. tmcgrady - 1.38%
7. DaveLuza - 1.30%
8. Strongbow - 1.233%
9. Jocab - 1.230%
10. Dino25 - 1.07%

Top 10 Overall
1. BillJ1967 - 8.52%
2. tmcgrady - 8.33%
3. JLucas85 - 8.21%
4. busdjur - 6.63%
5. lisaabbott78 - 6.26%
6. AnyMouse - 5.99%
7. Redheaded Pharmacist - 5.97%
8. dallanc - 5.16%
9. gardener1817 - 4.88%
10. autumnweave - 4.74%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job!

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7. Board Game: Above and Below [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:234] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Board Game: Above and Below
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WEEK 7: Ups and Downs


I can't believe next week is the last week. This challenge has really flown by. Have you done enough to be satisfied? What can you do in the final week to really kick it into high gear??

There have been some incredible highs going on in the discussion thread lately, and also there are some people who could really use a helping hand. Stop on by and offer some encouragement if you can spare it!



Here is my Week 7 weight:

202lbs

This is pretty abysmal, but as long as my plan of just sewing my mouth shut works out, I should be fine gulp

Oy. Week seven here we come!!!

WEEK 7 STATS!!!


Here is where we are!

-We have a new weight of 15,892.50bs or 7,208.73kg or 8,475,947 meeples.

-We lost 49.91lbs or 22.64kg or 26,619 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 388.12lbs or 176.05kg or 206,997 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 2.38% of our total weight so far.
-31 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 223.84lbs or 101.53kgs or 119,380 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. BillJ1967
2. dallanc
3. AnyMouse
4. JLucas85
5. busdjur
6. tmcgrady
7. Redheaded Pharmacist
8. rbaker
9. gardener1817
10. pellitieri
11. jdwpin
12. DaveLuza
13. wavsite
14. lisaabbott78

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 20lb milestone!!
1. BillJ1967
2. dallanc

BillJ1967 has crossed over the 30lb milestone!!! Great job, Bill!!

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 56 people or 79%
1-1.99% - 13 people or 18%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 23 people or 32%
1-1.99% - 17 people or 24%
2-2.99% - 4 people or 6%
3-3.99% - 13 people or 18%
4-4.99% - 5 people or 7%
5-5.99% - 1 people or 1%
6% or higher - 8 people or 11%

Users who have eclipsed the 6% milestone so far!!!
1. BillJ1967
2. JLucas85
3. tmcgrady
4. busdjur
5. Redheaded Pharmacist
6. lisaabbott78
7. gardener1817
8. AnyMouse

Wow!! You all are pillars of motivation and excellence!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. busdjur - 2.42%
2. BillJ1967 - 2.05%
3. Redheaded Pharmacist - 1.91%
4. jdwpin - 1.82%
5. wwwebb - 1.65%
6. SpaceNut - 1.57%
7. gardener1817 - 1.47%
8. djthree6t - 1.41%
9. DaveLuza - 1.32%
10. worshipsf - 1.31%

Top 10 Overall
1. BillJ1967 - 10.39%
2. JLucas85 - 9.23%
3. tmcgrady - 8.97%
4. busdjur - 8.89%
5. Redheaded Pharmacist - 7.76%
6. lisaabbott78 - 7.35%
7. gardener1817 - 6.28%
8. AnyMouse - 6.25%
9. dallanc - 5.77%
10. jdwpin - 4.85%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job!

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8. Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:256]
Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
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WEEK 8: Before it Began


Always feels like these competitions end before they begin. They always feel like a tight strategy game where you can never seem to do EVERYTHING you wanted to do in the allotted time.

Have you done enough?? We're VERY close to the end now!!



Here is my Week 8 weight:

202lbs

Next verse same as the first.

WEEK 8 STATS!!!


Here is where we are!

-We have a new weight of 15,851.81bs or 7,190.27kg or 8,454,246 meeples.

-We lost 40.69lbs or 18.46kg or 21,701 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 428.81lbs or 194.51kg or 228,698 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 2.63% of our total weight so far.
-31 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 223.26lbs or 101.27kgs or 119,074 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. BillJ1967
2. AnyMouse
3. dallanc
4. busdjur
5. JLucas85
6. Redheaded Pharmacist
7. tmcgrady
8. gardener1817
9. DaveLuza
10. wavsite
11. rbaker
12. pellitieri
13. jdwpin
14. philibin
15. Jocab
16. djthree6t

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 20lb milestone!!
1. BillJ1967
2. AnyMouse
3. dallanc
4. busdjur
5. JLucas85

BillJ1967 has crossed over the 30lb milestone!!! Great job, Bill!!

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 59 people or 83%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 13%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 1 people or 1%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 23 people or 32%
1-1.99% - 13 people or 18%
2-2.99% - 8 people or 11%
3-3.99% - 8 people or 11%
4-4.99% - 4 people or 6%
5-5.99% - 6 people or 8%
6% or higher - 9 people or 13%

Users who have eclipsed the 6% milestone so far!!!
1. BillJ1967
2. JLucas85
3. busdjur
4. tmcgrady
5. AnyMouse
6. Redheaded Pharmacist
7. gardener1817
8. dallanc
9. Jocab

Wow!! You all are pillars of motivation and excellence!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. peapicker - 3.29%
2. AnyMouse - 2.88%
3. qzhdad - 2.06%
4. Carrollz - 1.92%
5. BillJ1967 - 1.90%
6. JLucas85 - 1.69%
7. djthree6t - 1.53%
8. Jocab - 1.50%
9. philibin - 1.36%
10. Redheaded Pharmacist - 1.16%

Top 10 Overall
1. BillJ1967 - 12.10%
2. JLucas85 - 10.77%
3. busdjur - 9.79%
4. tmcgrady - 9.62%
5. AnyMouse - 8.95%
6. Redheaded Pharmacist - 8.83%
7. gardener1817 - 6.74%
8. dallanc - 6.31%
9. Jocab - 6.19%
10. Carrollz - 5.56%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job!

Final weigh-in is next week!!! Have you done enough?!?!?!?!

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9. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:375]
Board Game: PitchCar
Ryan James
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FINAL!!!!!!!!!!


We made it! The end!! How did you do? Did you surprise yourself with how good you did? Hopefully you all got a bit healthier and can now live a bit longer to play some more games!

These challenges are really a great way for everyone to come together as a group and accomplish something big. Little by little we watched the weight melt off, and by the end of it we lost a very substantial amount! Here are the final stats!

The results are in!!!! The final results!!!! This is the moment we've all been waiting for!!!

meepleOur final group weight is 15,788.59lbs or 7,161.59kg or 8,420,529 meeples.

meepleWe lost 63.22lbs or 28.68kg or 33,717 meeples this week!!

meepleAs a group we lost a total of 492.03lbs or 223.18kg or 262,415 meeples!!!

meepleWe lost 3.02% of our total weight! We didn't quite meet the goal as a group, but did insanely well!!!
meepleOur new average weight is 222.37lbs or 100.87kg or 118,599 meeples!!!

Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Fall 2015Here is the final list of all of us who completed the challenge!!!!!!Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Fall 2015

1. BillJ1967
2. JLucas85
3. busdjur
4. tmcgrady
5. Redheaded Pharmacist
6. AnyMouse
7. jdwpin
8. Jazzy22
9. gardener1817
10. Jocab
11. dallanc
12. DaveLuza
13. lisaabbott78 - Reached 6% goal for the third challenge in a row!!
14. Carrollz
15. philibin
16. wavsite

Incredible!!! That's such an amazing accomplishment, everybody!!! You will all be receiving the 6% microbadge!!!

Of the people that lost the 6%:
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Of the people that lost the 6%:
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Microbadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeNow without further ado...the overall top ten!!!Microbadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss Challenge
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Weekly % lost for the top three:
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Overall % lost by week for the top three:
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Microbadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeCongratulations to BillJ1967 for securing first place, and losing 13.46% WOW!!!Microbadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 1st place - BGG Weight Loss Challenge

Microbadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeCongratulations to JLucas85 for locking down second place, and losing 12.31%!!! Amazing job!! Microbadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 2nd place - BGG Weight Loss Challenge

Microbadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeFantastic job to busdjur for finishing third and losing 11.59%!! Incredible work!!Microbadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss ChallengeMicrobadge: 3rd place - BGG Weight Loss Challenge

Everyone has done an amazing job!! I'll have the pertinent microbadges awarded in the next day or so.

Other interesting stats:

meeple Of the 71 of us, 32% or 23 of us are Female and 68% or 48 of us are male. The % of women is up a great deal from last time!

meeple Our ages range from 23 to 68, with the average age being 38.81.

meeple Of the women's ages, there are 4 in their 20's, 9 ladies in their 30's, 9 in their 40's, and 1 unknown.

meeple Of the men's ages, there are 4 in their 20's, 20 in their 30's, 15 in their 40's, 5 in their 50's, 1 in their 60's, and 3 unknown.

meeple 45 of us are from the United States. Here are the different states people are from:

CA-5
CO-2
CT-1
DE-1
FL-2
IN-1
KY-2
MA-1
MI-4
MN-1
NC-2
NJ-1
NM-1
NY-4
OH-6
OR-1
PA-1
TX-3
UT-3
VA-1
WA-1
WI-1

meeple The other 26 of us are from different countries around the world:

Australia-3
Belgium-1
Canada-5
Denmark-1
Estonia-1
Germany-2
Hungary-1
Iceland-2
Sweden-2
UK-6
Scotland-1
Ukraine-1


I'm so ridiculously proud of everybody who stuck it out!! Can't be happier. Hope to see you all in December for the winter challenge!!!
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