BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter 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 and the third BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn Edition! We've lost about 2,300lbs between the first three 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 - Winter Edition!! This one feels like the final boss challenge, as it's going to be the most difficult challenge yet! The Holidays are fast approaching and winter is naturally the time when we hibernate and pack on the pounds we need to shed during the rest of the year. Well not this winter!!!!!

This challenge will start Monday, December 21st and run 8 weeks, ending on Monday, February 15th.

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, December 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
Nichole's Weight Loss Challenge Journal - Winter Edition

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 - Winter - Discussion

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

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter - Updates

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

Good luck to everybody!!
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1. Board Game: A Christmas Story Board Game [Average Rating:2.47 Unranked]
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WEEK 1: Uh-oh-Ho-Ho


Welcome to the official start of the Winter 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:

210.3lbs

I'm a jolly ole soul that's for sure. I've struggled mightily over the past month or so, and I'm really hoping I can get back on track for this winter challenge!

It's going to be difficult, definitely the most difficult challenge to date. Think of this as the end-boss for the year's challenges. If you can defeat this one, holy cow will you have something to be proud of!!

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!!


Sorry guys. The holidays see me at work much less, and all of my weight loss sheets are at work. I realized this when I took Wednesday and Thursday off last week and went...uh-oh...how am I going to update everything??? This will probably happen next week as well. After the new year things should hopefully get back to the normal Wed-Thur stat postings.

Anyway, here is our starting weight:

17,068.56lbs or 7,742.18kg or 9,103,175 meeples meeple

Our average weight is 230.66lbs or 104.62kg or 123,016 meeples

If we lose 1,024.11lbs as a group, or 13.84lbs individually, we will, as a group, achieve the 6% goal!

We are over eight tons of geek
We weigh as much as 2,307 copies of Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
We weigh as much as 1,229 copies of Cthulhu Wars
We weigh as much as 81 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: Fat Cats [Average Rating:5.18 Unranked]
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WEEK 2: Dashing Through The Dough(nuts)


How was everybody's first week? Abysmal? Terrible? Horrendous? No worries, week 2 will possibly be even rougher! After this week things should hopefully calm down a bit, so please don't fret if you've gained this week!!



Here is my week 2 weight:

211lbs

See? It happened to me. Yuck. It'll be okay. I'm not worried, I'm determined!!!

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!!


I was able to get the stats posted today, which is a good thing, as I wasn't sure I'd be able to get them up later in the week.

It was kind of a blood-bath this week. We'll call it "Santa's Slay"

I'm joking, of course. Any loss is a win!!! We knew this week and next week were going to be rough.

Here is what it looks like:

We lost 33.03lbs or 14.98kg or 17,616 meeples this week!

**I accidentally added an additional entrant to last week's stats based on a spelling error of a username. So our starting average weight is really: 233.82lbs or 106.06kg or 124,701 meeples.**

Our new average weight is 233.36lbs or 105.85kgs or 124,460 meeples!!

11 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

1 person lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Under 1% - 58 people or 79%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 12%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 7%
3-3.99% - 1 person or 1%

Here is the top 10!

1. drifblim - 3.46%
2. PseudoPserious - 2.37%
3. Chole185 - 2.300%
4. Abodi - 2.297%
5. lisaabbott78 - 2.24% <--Are you human?
6. pellitieri - 2.08%
7. orangemoose - 1.79%
8. wonko101010 - 1.48%
9. BuckWilde - 1.35%
10.DAAAN - 1.32%


There's no doubt about it that this is going to be a difficult challenge. We had the same amount of people in the last challenge, and we lost - as a group - about 120lbs more on the first week. I expect our third week to be like that, as we sludge through the holidays.
There is still a lot to be proud about this first week. Losing over 30lbs is great! Try not to get discouraged! Slow and steady keeps the weight off. Be healthy!!!

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3. Board Game: Track [Average Rating:4.47 Overall Rank:18586]
Board Game: Track
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WEEK 3: Back on Track?


Now that we're through the doldrums of the Holiday season, it's time to get ourselves re-motivated!! You can do this, guys!!!!!



Here is my week 3 weight:

211lbs

No movement is good movement??? No...

WEEK 3 STATS!!


This is a crazy time both for my job and for this competition. Neither of them stop because of my whining or excuses, though, so let's get after it!!!!

Here is what it looks like at the moment!

We lost 25.16lbs or 11.41kg or 13,419 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 233.02lbs or 105.70kgs or 124,276 meeples!!

8 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

2 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 66 people or 90% - it was a rough week
1-1.99% - 5 people or 7%
2-2.99% - 1 people or 1%
3-3.99% - 1 person or 1%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 57 people or 78%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 14%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 4 people or 5%
4-4.99% - 0 people or 0%
5-5.99% - 0 people or 0%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

-And here are the top tens for the week!

Top 10 of the Week
1. Ruesailmana - 3.14%
2. jwjensen38 - 2.01%
3. BuckWilde - 1.91%
4. orangemoose - 1.77%
5. DaveLuza - 1.69%
6. Neumannium - 1.47%
7. JohnduBois - 1.25%
8. Redheaded Pharmacist - 0.90%
9. Chole185 - 0.87%
10. jmsmith2434 - 0.84%

Top 10 Overall
1. orangemoose - 3.53%
2. BuckWilde - 3.23%
3. Chole185 - 3.15%
4. Ruesailmana - 3.14%
5. PseudoPserious - 2.37%
6. jwjensen38 - 2.01%
7. AnyMouse - 1.9274%
8. amethyst246 - 1.9270%
9. dandechino - 1.92%
10. drifblim - 1.85%



Amidst all of the hardships and the gains, there are some amazing things going on this competition. If you need some extra motivation, head on over to the discussion thread and the good folks there will pick you up without hesitation. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Stay the course and be mindful of what goes in this week

Let's get back on track!!!

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4. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:508]
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WEEK 4: Skidding Along the Way


There are quite a bit of us struggling this particular challenge. Well, that's why it's called a challenge, right??? Ugh. We can do it! We just have to WANT it. That's the most important part. If you don't want it, you'll never do it. You can't be a pretender (which I obviously am right now), you have to want it and get after it! So let's do it!!!



Here is my week 4 weight:

212lbs

Yeah. I need to want it!

WEEK 4 STATS!!


Here is what it looks like at the moment!

We lost 36.66lbs or 16.63kg or 19,552 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 232.52lbs or 105.47kgs or 124,008 meeples!!

7 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

2 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 62 people or 85%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 12%
2-2.99% - 1 people or 1%
3-3.99% - 1 person or 1%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 51 people or 70%
1-1.99% - 7 people or 10%
2-2.99% - 12 people or 16%
3-3.99% - 3 people or 4%
4-4.99% - 0 people or 0%
5-5.99% - 0 people or 0%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

-And here are the top tens for the week!

Top 10 of the Week
1. oriecat - 3.02%
2. dallanc - 2.44%
3. jdwpin - 1.86%
4. Abodi - 1.43%
5. dandechino - 1.30%
6. DaveLuza - 1.29%
7. Autumnweave - 1.20%
8. grammatoncleric - 1.14%
9. reidzilla - 1.114%
10. pellitieri - 1.105%

Top 10 Overall
1. dandechino - 3.20%
2. Chole185 - 3.15%
3. BuckWilde - 3.14%
4. Abodi - 2.95%
5. AnyMouse - 2.89%
6. pellitieri - 2.78%
7. Ruesailmana - 2.69%
8. oriecat - 2.53%
9. drifblim - 2.46%
10. dallanc - 2.44%

This is definitely a tough challenge. A challenge in every sense of the word. But I know we can all overcome these tough weeks and really pull together in the second half!!

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5. Board Game: Heave Ho! [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3753]
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WEEK 5: HEEEEEAVE!!!!!!!!!!


There's no doubt this challenge is tough. The toughest yet for most all of us. Someone in the discussion said something I really liked, though. How much weight would we be gaining without having this challenge to keep us on track? It's not about how much you lose. It's really not. The 6% is a pace car. Something to shoot for. The goal is to be cognizant and aware of yourself. There is a lot to be proud of in maintaining. Remember that.



Here is my week 5 weight:

211lbs

Yeah! Woo hoo! Open the champagne. Down a pound!!

WEEK 5 STATS!!


Here is what it looks like at the moment!

We lost 13.87lbs or 6.29kg or 7,397 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 232.33lbs or 105.38kgs or 123,907 meeples!!

5 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

1 person lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 68 people or 93%
1-1.99% - 4 people or 5%
2-2.99% - 0 people or 0%
3-3.99% - 1 person or 1%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 49 people or 67%
1-1.99% - 7 people or 10%
2-2.99% - 9 people or 12%
3-3.99% - 7 people or 10%
4-4.99% - 1 person or 1%
5-5.99% - 0 people or 0%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

-And here are the top tens for the week!

Top 10 of the Week
1. rbaker - 3.65%
2. gardener1817 - 1.95%
3. krasnoludek - 1.34%
4. jmsmith2434 - 1.06%
5. jwjensen38 - 1.01%
6. DAAAN - 0.99%
7. jdwpin - 0.95%
8. Teriyaki Donuts - 0.94%
9. reidzilla - 0.90%
10. Archive77 - 0.88%

Top 10 Overall
1. dandechino - 4.28%
2. Chole185 - 3.87%
3. BuckWilde - 3.75%
4. Abodi - 3.48%
5. AnyMouse - 3.14%
6. pellitieri - 3.08%
7. Ruesailmana - 3.04%
8. oriecat - 3.01%
9. drifblim - 2.73%
10. dallanc - 2.69%

Man. I feel like we're all going a few rounds with mighty Thor. We are still losing! Things are difficult, but not bleak! The fight for the 6% is strong. There is going to be a very small dispersal of gg this time, it looks like, which I'm very interested to see.

Good luck this week, everyone!!!

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6. Board Game: Thomas the Tank Engine Game [Average Rating:3.52 Unranked]
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WEEK 6: I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.


There's a mountain in front of us. We're tasked with making it move. We've done insanely well as a group this challenge. We can do it. We can move it. We ARE moving it. Slow and steady. I think I can. I think I can!




Here is my week 6 weight:

211lbs

Moving mountains with consistency...lol

WEEK 6 STATS!!


This was a much better week for us! We're finally starting to get back on track, maybe!! Look out, everybody!!

Here is what it looks like at the moment!

We lost 57.70lbs or 26.17kg or 30,773 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 231.54lbs or 105.02kgs or 123,485 meeples!!

7 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

5 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 61 people or 84%
1-1.99% - 8 people or 11%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99 or higher% - 2 people or 3%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 45 people or 62%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 14%
2-2.99% - 6 people or 8%
3-3.99% - 8 people or 11%
4-4.99% - 3 people or 4%
5-5.99% - 1 person or 1%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

We have four users who have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!!! Congratulations to reidzilla, AnyMouse, marcusrpg, and dallanc!

-And here are the top tens for the week!

Top 10 of the Week
1. marcusrpg - 5.88%
2. lisaabbott78 - 4.14%
3. DaveLuza - 2.53%
4. AnyMouse - 2.30%
5. oriecat - 1.80%
6. the1Jugg - 1.51%
7. Jazzy22 - 1.47%
8. RenaissanceMom - 1.20%
9. reidzilla - 1.14%
10. seanp - 1.09%

Top 10 Overall
1. AnyMouse - 5.71%
2. marcusrpg - 4.51%
3. rbaker - 4.28%
4. reidzilla - 4.19%
5. Chole185 - 3.87%
6. orangemoose - 3.71%
7. dandechino - 3.47%
8. dallanc - 3.43%
9. jdwpin - 3.27%
10. oriecat - 3.16%

This is starting to come together, you guys! What a freakishly difficult challenge this has been, but there are still many, many great things happening here! I hope you're all proud of yourselves thus far. It's certainly a grind. Keep after it!!!

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7. Board Game: The Game of Life: Extreme Reality Edition [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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WEEK 7: Starting To Get Real


Only three weigh-ins left!! Hopefully as the noose tightens the waistband will loosen...

What do you need to do to get to the 6%? Let me know in the discussion thread! I need to sever a limb or acquire a tapeworm (though I don't know that there would be enough time for it to do its job. It certainly has enough to eat!)




Here is my week 7 weight:

211lbs

This is getting a bit frustrating. At least I'm not going up!

WEEK 7 STATS!!


We're getting closer to the end. Our weekly submissions are dropping, which is how I know it's been very difficult for people. We are almost there!!!!!! Just push a LITTLE harder!!

Here is what it looks like at the moment!

We lost 15.44lbs or 7.00kg or 8,235 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 231.32lbs or 104.93kgs or 123,372 meeples!!

4 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

0 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 69 people or 95%
1-1.99% - 3 people or 4%
2-2.99% - 1 person or 1%
3-3.99 or higher% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 45 people or 62%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 14%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 7%
3-3.99% - 6 people or 8%
4-4.99% - 4 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 2 people or 3%
6% or higher - 1 person or 1%

We have four users who have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!!! Congratulations to reidzilla, AnyMouse, marcusrpg, and dallanc!

Also reidzilla has eclipsed the 20lb milestone!!!!

-And here are the top tens for the week!

Top 10 of the Week
1. Archive77 - 2.00%
2. orangemoose - 1.44%
3. amethyst246 - 1.24%
4. AnyMouse - 1.02%
5. jdwpin - 0.97%
6. dandechino - 0.95%
7. reidzilla - 0.92%
8. Teriyaki Donuts - 0.85%
9. djthree6t - 0.79%
10. UsanaChris - 0.78%

Top 10 Overall
1. AnyMouse - 6.67% - CONGRATULATIONS ON HITTING 6%!!!!!
2. orangemoose - 5.09%
3. reidzilla - 5.07%
4. dandechino - 4.39%
5. marcusrpg - 4.38%
6. rbaker - 4.28%
7. jdwpin - 4.21%
8. Chole185 - 3.87%
9. Archive77 - 3.50%
10. dallanc - 3.43%

Yes, you read that correctly. AnyMouse has eclipsed the 6% goal!!! If the challenge ended today, AnyMouse would win the entire 1,400gg!!! That's incredible!! Great work

You definitely have to earn it this time. There are a few of you who are so close. It looks like this is going to be our biggest payout of gg to date. Make sure you get your share!!!

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8. Board Game: Castle Panic [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1005]
Board Game: Castle Panic
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WEEK 8: NOBODY PANIC!!!!!!!


Two weigh-ins left. Get it done! Get something done! That's what I keep telling myself




Here is my week 8 weight:

212lbs

I don't expect it to go very well after this Superbowl Sunday...we'll see!

EDIT: Could have been worse. Could have definitely been better. I've re-instituted my "No eating after 7pm" rule. That always helped me lose in the past. Too little too late, I'm afraid.

Get after it this week, people!!!

WEEK 8 STATS!!


We had a pretty decent week this week as a group, relative to previous weeks. Keep it up into the finals!!!

Here is what it looks like at the moment!

We lost 34.05lbs or 15.44kg or 18,160 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 230.86lbs or 104.72kgs or 123,124 meeples!!

4 of the 73 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

2 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 63 people or 86%
1-1.99% - 7 people or 10%
2-2.99% - 1 person or 1%
3-3.99 or higher% - 2 people or 3%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 42 people or 58%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 12%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 7%
3-3.99% - 5 people or 7%
4-4.99% - 7 people or 10%
5-5.99% - 3 people or 4%
6% or higher - 2 people or 3%

We now have seven users who have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!!! Congratulations to reidzilla, AnyMouse, marcusrpg, dallanc, orangemoose, sippi, and jdwpin!

Also reidzilla has eclipsed the 20lb milestone!!!!

-And here are the top tens for the week!

Top 10 of the Week
1. sippi - 4.60%
2. lisaabbott78 - 3.94%
3. Chole185 - 2.02%
4. dallanc - 1.31%
5. oriecat - 1.29%
6. ConnerCP - 1.21%
7. Adria - 1.20%
8. Carrollz - 1.134%
9. orangemoose - 1.130%
10. seanp - 1.10%

Top 10 Overall
1. AnyMouse - 6.97% - CONGRATULATIONS ON HITTING 6%!!!!!
2. orangemoose - 6.17% - CONGRATULATIONS ON HITTING 6%!!!!!
3. Chole185 - 5.81%
4. reidzilla - 5.51%
5. jdwpin - 5.14%
6. dallanc - 4.70%
7. lisaabbott78 - 4.62%
8. sippi - 4.60%
9. marcusrpg - 4.51%
10. dandechino - 4.39%

Yes, you read that correctly. AnyMouse and orangemoose have eclipsed the 6% goal!!!

We're getting down to the wire!! Who is going to win the coveted top three microbadges!?!? It's anyone's guess!! Keep pushing, everyone!!

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9. Board Game: The Final Frontier [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:14706]
Board Game: The Final Frontier
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FINAL WEEK: THIS. IS. IT!


We've made it. The final weigh-in. Did you do enough to get you where you want to be? Was this challenge just about not GAINING for you? That's kind of what it turned into for me. Normally the winter is pack-it-on time, but this challenge at least kept me from just gaining and gaining. Hopefully it did something similar for you! REMEMBER TO WEIGH-IN TODAY!!!!!!!




Here is my final weight:

212lbs

It was a very rough challenge for me, which I know it was for a lot of people. This does not discourage me. The next challenge will be much easier, I'm hoping, and I plan on losing in the mean time. I'll be back! Hopefully you will too!!
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10. Board Game: ¥€$ (YES) [Average Rating:4.62 Overall Rank:19223]
Board Game: ¥€$ (YES)
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FINAL!!!!!!!!!!


We made it! We kind of tripped over the finish line, but we got there!!

As we all knew, this challenge was going to be tough. And it didn't disappoint!!! We came very close to having our first week ever where we didn't lose any weight as a group. 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 16,845.96lbs or 7,641.21kg or 8,984,456 meeples.

meepleWe lost 6.69lbs or 3.03kg or 3,568 meeples this week!!

meepleAs a group we lost a total of 222.60lbs or 100.97kg or 118,719 meeples!!!

meepleWe lost 1.30% of our total weight! We didn't quite meet the goal as a group, but did insanely well!!!
meepleOur new average weight is 230.77lbs or 104.67kg or 123,074 meeples!!!

Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter 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 - Winter 2015

1. AnyMouse
2. Chole185
3. orangemoose
4. jdwpin
5. reidzilla
6. dallanc

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 AnyMouse for securing first place, and losing 8.01% 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 Chole185 for locking down second place, and losing 6.78%!!! 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 orangemoose for finishing third and losing 6.57%!! 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 73 of us, 25% or 18 of us are Female and 75% or 55 of us are male. The % of women is down a bit from last time.

meeple Our ages range from 25 to 62, with the average age being 38.98.

meeple Of the women's ages, there is 1 in her 20's, 9 ladies in their 30's, 6 in their 40's, 1 in her 50's and 1 in her 60's.

meeple Of the men's ages, there are 7 in their 20's, 19 in their 30's, 15 in their 40's, 5 in their 50's, 1 in their 60's, and 8 unknown.

meeple 54 of us are from the United States. Here are the different states people are from:

AZ-1
CA-9
CO-1
CT-1
FL-1
IL-3
LA-1
MD-1
MI-4
MN-1
MO-1
NC-3
NY-4
OH-4
OR-2
PA-1
RI-1
TN-1
TX-5
UT-3
VA-2
WA-2
WI-1

meeple The other 19 of us are from different countries around the world:

Australia-6
Canada-3
Germany-2
Iceland-1
Netherlands-1
Sweden-2
UK-3
Ukraine-1


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