BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Spring Edition - 2016
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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 third BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Autumn Edition and fourth BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter Edition! We've lost about 2,500lbs between the first four 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 - Spring Edition - 2016!! It's a new year! It's a new start! The pain of the Winter Challenge is behind us. It's time to put in the work and hunker down.

This challenge will start Monday, March 21st and run 8 weeks, ending on Monday, May 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, March 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 2015Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge Participant - Winter 2015Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter 2015Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge participant - Spring 2016Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Spring 2016


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
[geeklist=207005][/geeklist]

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 - Spring 2016 - Discussion

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

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Spring 2016 - Updates

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

Good luck to everybody!!
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WEEK 1: Rising Up!


Welcome to the official start of the 2016 Spring edition of the 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:

220.3lbs

I've been going through some stuff the past few months that has really tested me in every way possible. The most embarrassing result of this has been my horrible weight gain. I've been looking forward to the start of this challenge like none before it, and I'm really eager to get out there and be the best freaking loser I can be!

Everything that goes in will be written down and kept track of, which is how I originally lost all of my weight.

Please remember to weigh-in today, as today is one of the only two weights that actually matters!!!!

Have a great competition, everyone. These things really fly by, so please kick some serious ass!!

WEEK 1 STATS!!


Here is our starting weight:

12,662.85lbs or 5,743.78kg or 6,753,478 meeples meeple

Our average weight is 226.12lbs or 102.57kg or 120,598 meeples

If we lose 759.77lbs as a group, or 13.57lbs individually, we will, as a group, achieve the 6% goal!

We are over six tons of geek
We weigh as much as 1,711 copies of Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
We weigh as much as 912 copies of Cthulhu Wars
We weigh as much as 57 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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WEEK 2: Keep Trucking Along!


How was everybody's Easter weekend? If you don't celebrate, you certainly have a leg up on the rest of us



Have a great week, everybody! The competition starts NOW!

Here is my week 2 weight:

214.0lbs

I feel like I'm finally back on the weight-loss train. Last competition was abysmal for me, but this time I'm in it. I'm in another challenge at work, which I'm also running, so the motivation is through the roof for me. Also I'm as big as I've been since college, so there's that.

Get out there and kill it!!

WEEK 2 STATS!!


Here we go with the first bout of a bit more interesting stats

We did very well this week, as you'll see below. Hopefully this continues!!

Our starting weight changed a bit as one new entrant was added and an oversight on another user's weight was corrected. So with that being said, our new starting weight was 12,992.05lbs

Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 96.49lbs or 43.77kg or 51,461 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 232.00lbs or 105.23kgs or 123,733 meeples!!

14 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

8 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

1 person somehow lost 10lbs or more this week! Holy cow!!

I think I'm going to get rid of the weekly percentage stats. Let me know if you really enjoyed them and I'll bring them back.

Here is the top 10!

1. lisaabbott78 - 4.71%
2. ultramafic - 3.42%
3. heyvince - 3.21%
4. 1 Family Meeple - 3.07%
5. Sandmanx82 - 2.73%
6. TheBruce77 - 2.67%
7. rosedamej - 1.85%
8. pellitieri - 1.79%
9. AnyMouse - 1.71%
10.dhopkins - 1.58%


We rocked the first week!! Great job, everybody! We lost almost 100lbs as a group! That's fantastic work It's not going to be this much every week, so don't let that get you down. The first week is always one of the best. Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get to that 6% before you know it!!

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3. Board Game: K2 [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:548]
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WEEK 3: Climb the Mountain!


It's certainly difficult to maintain, but just keep your head down and stay focused!



Here's to a great week!

Here is my week 3 weight:

212.6lbs

I'm pretty excited about another loss, only this was the exact same weight I was on Friday. I really expected to kill it over the weekend and come out this morning another pound or two down. That didn't happen as ice cream called my name Saturday night...but oh well, a loss is a win!

Get out there and kill it!!

WEEK 3 STATS!!


We did very well this week, as you'll see below. Hopefully this continues!!

Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 51.62lbs or 23.41kg or 27,530 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 225.33lbs or 102.21kgs or 120,176 meeples!!

We've lost 148.11lbs overall or 67.18kgs or 78,992 meeples!

7 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

4 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Bringing back the weekly percentages by popular demand

Here's how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly
Under 1% - 44 people - 77%
1-1.99% - 8 people - 14%
2-2.99% - 4 people - 7%
3% or more - 1 person - 2%

Overall
Under 1% - 27 people - 47%
1-1.99% - 16 people - 28%
2-2.99% - 8 people - 14%
3-3.99% - 5 people - 9%
4-4.99% - 0 people - 0%
5-5.99% - 1 person - 1%
6% or higher - 0 people - 0%

Here are the top tens!

Of the week
1. ze_stom - 3.66%
2. LordObsidian - 2.60%
3. murksofus - 2.20%
4. DaveLuza - 2.13%
5. m_jeff - 2.01%
6. dcall - 1.82%
7. ultramafic - 1.68%
8. snowden27 - 1.44%
9. RenaissanceMom - 1.28%
10.autumnweave - 1.24%

Overall
1. ultramafic - 5.04%
2. lisaabbott78 - 3.77%
3. ze_stom - 3.66%
4. LordObsidian - 3.44%
5. Sandmanx82 - 3.36%
6. heyvince - 3.21%
7. DaveLuza - 2.95%
8. dhopkins - 2.63%
9. dcall - 2.34%
10.pellitieri - 2.30%


User ultramafic has eclipsed the 10lb milestone! Congrats ultramafic!!!

We're all doing very well! Definitely back on track from the last challenge Keep it up, everybody, the best is yet to come!!

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4. Board Game: Baby Blues [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:16505]
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WEEK 4: Lots o Life to Live!


What a crazy week!! First I had the incredible honor of accepting Lisa's nomination as Geek of the Week, then we just found out this juicy nugget of info:

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Hope everyone has as great of a week as I'm having!!!

Here is my week 4 weight:

212.0lbs

A loss is a win, right? So it's only one half of a pound. It's something!! Keep it moving, everybody!!

Get out there and kill it!!

WEEK 4 STATS!!


Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 31.32lbs or 14.21kg or 16,704 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 224.78lbs or 101.96kgs or 119,883 meeples!!

We've lost 179.43lbs overall or 81.39kgs or 95,695 meeples!

6 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

1 person lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here's how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly
Under 1% - 50 people - 88%
1-1.99% - 7 people - 12%
2-2.99% - 0 people - 0%
3% or more - 0 person - 0%

Overall
Under 1% - 26 people - 46%
1-1.99% - 13 people - 23%
2-2.99% - 9 people - 16%
3-3.99% - 7 people - 12%
4-4.99% - 1 people - 2%
5-5.99% - 1 person - 2%
6% or higher - 0 people - 0%

Here are the top tens!

Of the week
1. rosedamej - 1.96%
2. krasnoludek - 1.75%
3. ConnerCP - 1.518%
4. jdwpin - 1.515%
5. TheBruce77 - 1.51%
6. Carrollz - 1.31%
7. brandonheyman - 1.20%
8. djthree6t - 0.92%
9. 1 Family Meeple - 0.91%
10.DaveLuza - 0.87%

Overall
1. ultramafic - 5.38%
2. LordObsidian - 4.23%
3. rosedamej - 3.84%
4. DaveLuza - 3.80%
5. TheBruce77 - 3.69%
6. ze_stom - 3.66%
7. Sandmanx82 - 3.64%
8. heyvince - 3.21%
9. brandonheyman - 3.14%
10.pellitieri - 2.92%


Users LordObsidian and rosedamej have joined ultramafic and eclipsed the 10lb milestone! Congrats guys!!!

I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.

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5. Board Game: Trains [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:486] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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WEEK 5: Keep it Going!


As these challenges seem to do, they feel like they're ending before they even began. Time is of the essence. Get out there and kill it!!!!



Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Here is my week 5 weight:

212.0lbs

Chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga.



WEEK 5 STATS!!


Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 64.16lbs or 29.10kg or 34,218 meeples this week! We killed it this week compared to last!!

Our new average weight is 223.66lbs or 101.45kgs or 119,283 meeples!!

We've lost 243.59lbs overall or 110.49kgs or 1292,914 meeples!

9 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

3 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here's how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly
Under 1% - 44 people - 77%
1-1.99% - 9 people - 16%
2-2.99% - 1 people - 2%
3% or more - 3 person - 5%

Overall
Under 1% - 23 people - 40%
1-1.99% - 9 people - 16%
2-2.99% - 11 people - 19%
3-3.99% - 8 people - 14%
4-4.99% - 3 people - 5%
5-5.99% - 1 person - 2%
6% or higher - 2 people - 4%

Here are the top tens!

Of the week
1. m_jeff - 5.72%
2. labrhat22 - 4.31%
3. lz Nibz - 3.02%
4. ultramafic - 2.17%
5. fur94 - 1.74%
6. urbaer - 1.49%
7. Adria - 1.18%
8. AnyMouse - 1.17%
9. dcall - 1.16%
10.jaybeethree - 1.13%

Overall
1. ultramafic - 7.44%
2. m_jeff - 6.46%
3. labrhat22 - 5.47%
4. DaveLuza - 4.64%
5. LordObsidian - 4.59%
6. TheBruce77 - 4.52%
7. ze_stom - 3.66%
8. fur94 - 3.65%
9. Sandmanx82 - 3.64%
10.AnyMouse - 3.43%

Congratulations to ultramafic and m_jeff who have already eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!

Users ultrafmc, labrhat22, m_jeff, LordObsidian, jaybeethree, and DaveLuza have eclipsed the 10lb milestone! Congrats guys!!!

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6. Board Game: Push It [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:3458]
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WEEK 6: Puuuuuuuuuuuuuush!


Head back. Legs in the stirrups. Here comes the next contraction!

PUUUUUSSSSSHHHHHHHH!!!!

Okay, maybe that's a bit graphic of a motivation, but since my wife is pregnant with our third, it's really all that's on my brain lately.

It still works. Push it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Here is my week 6 weight:

212.5lbs

I feel like I'm on the verge of something big. I just hope it isn't a gain!!!



WEEK 6 STATS!!


So very sorry for the delinquent stats from last week.

Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 26.89lbs or 12.20kg or 14,341 meeples this week! It was a bit of a rough week. Still, a loss is a win!!

Our new average weight is 223.19lbs or 101.24kgs or 119,031 meeples!!

We've lost 270.48lbs overall or 122.69kgs or 144,255 meeples!

8 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

3 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here's how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly
Under 1% - 48 people - 84%
1-1.99% - 7 people - 12%
2-2.99% - 1 people - 2%
3% or more - 1 person - 2%

Overall
Under 1% - 19 people - 33%
1-1.99% - 6 people - 11%
2-2.99% - 13 people - 23%
3-3.99% - 12 people - 21%
4-4.99% - 2 people - 4%
5-5.99% - 2 person - 4%
6% or higher - 3 people - 5%

Here are the top tens!

Of the week
1. djthree6t - 3.94%
2. busdjur - 2.87%
3. mintylish - 1.99%
4. jdwpin - 1.52%
5. Teriyaki Donuts - 1.49%
6. Adria - 1.46%
7. labrhat22 - 1.24%
8. brandonheyman - 1.20%
9. RenaissanceMom - 1.17%
10.Reidzilla - 0.74%

Overall
1. labrhat22 - 6.64%
2. ultramafic - 6.62%
3. m_jeff - 6.46%
4. djthree6t - 5.60%
5. DaveLuza - 5.06%
6. LordObsidian - 4.59%
7. TheBruce77 - 4.42%
8. ze_stom - 3.66%
9. fur94 - 3.65%
10.busdjur - 3.54%

Congratulations to labrhat22, ultramafic and m_jeff who have already eclipsed the 6% milestone!!! It's going to be a real tight race to the finish line!

The following users have eclipsed the 10lb milestone! Congrats guys!!!

labrhat22
ultramafic
m_jeff
LordObsidian
DaveLuza
djthree6t
jaybeethree
pellitieri
Reidzilla


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WEEK 7: The Opening of the Close


Whenever I see the number 7 at the top of the update I instantly think, no...that must be a mistake. We can't be here already..............can we????

YES! WE CAN! THIS IS HOW FAST IT CREEPS UP ON US!!

GO. PUSH. DO. BE. GET AFTER IT!!!!!



Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Here is my week 7 weight:

211.1lbs

Well. A little is a lot for me these days. So I'll take it

WEEK 7 STATS!!


Okay I'm healthy and much more on the ball this week!!

Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 38.91lbs or 17.65kg or 20,752 meeples this week! There we go! Back on track.

Our new average weight is 222.50lbs or 100.93kgs or 118,667 meeples!!

We've lost 309.39lbs overall or 140.34kgs or 165,007 meeples!

7 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

0 people lost 5lbs or more this week.

Here's how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly
Under 1% - 48 people - 84%
1-1.99% - 5 people - 9%
2-2.99% - 4 people - 7%
3% or more - 0 people - 0%

Overall
Under 1% - 17 people - 30%
1-1.99% - 8 people - 14%
2-2.99% - 12 people - 21%
3-3.99% - 5 people - 9%
4-4.99% - 7 people - 12%
5-5.99% - 4 people - 7%
6% or higher - 4 people - 7%

Here are the top tens!

Of the week
1. marcss - 2.23%
2. busdjur - 2.10%
3. AnyMouse - 2.03%
4. RenaissanceMom - 2.00%
5. brandonheyman - 1.83%
6. djthree6t - 1.29%
7. pellitieri - 1.17%
8. jaybeethree - 1.14%
9. jdwpin - 1.03%
10.labrhat22 - 0.97%

Overall
1. labrhat22 - 7.55%
2. ultramafic - 7.26%
3. djthree6t - 6.82%
4. m_jeff - 6.46%
5. busdjur - 5.56%
6. AnyMouse - 5.39%
7. brandonheyman - 5.29%
8. DaveLuza - 5.06%
9. RenaissanceMom - 4.74%
10.LordObsidian - 4.59%

Congratulations to labrhat22, ultramafic, djthree6t, and m_jeff who have already eclipsed the 6% milestone!!! It's going to be a real tight race to the finish line!

The following users have eclipsed the 10lb milestone! Congrats guys!!!

labrhat22
ultramafic
jaybeethree
m_jeff
pellitieri
brandonheyman
djthree6t
AnyMouse
LordObsidian
busdjur
DaveLuza
Reidzilla

And our very own labrhat22 has eclipsed the 20lb milestone! Holy cow!! Fantastic work!!!

I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.

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8. Board Game: Last Will [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:426] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
Board Game: Last Will
Ryan James
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Michigan
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WEEK 8: The End is Nigh!


HOW DID WE GET HERE!?? I NEED MORE TIME!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!



Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Here is my week 8 weight:

212 lbs

I'm a terrible ambassador for this challenge, lol. One of these years I'll successfully lose weight.

Have a great final week!!!

WEEK 8 STATS!!


ONLY ONE WEIGH-IN LEFT!!!

Here is what it looks like now:

We lost 20.90lbs or 9.48kg or 11,146.60 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 222.14lbs or 100.76kgs or 118,472 meeples!!

We've lost 330.29lbs overall or 149.82kgs or 176,154 meeples!

3 of the 57 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

0 people lost 5lbs or more this week.

Here's how the weekly percentages shook out:

Weekly
Under 1% - 50 people - 88%
1-1.99% - 7 people - 12%
2-2.99% - 0 people - 0%
3% or more - 0 people - 0%

Overall
Under 1% - 17 people - 30%
1-1.99% - 7 people - 12%
2-2.99% - 9 people - 16%
3-3.99% - 9 people - 16%
4-4.99% - 6 people - 11%
5-5.99% - 4 people - 7%
6% or higher - 5 people - 9%

Here are the top tens!

Of the week
1. gardener1817 - 1.71%
2. autumnweave - 1.50%
3. busdjur - 1.27%
4. labrhat22 - 1.16%
5. RenaissanceMom - 1.15%
6. snowden27 - 1.14%
7. fur94 - 1.02%
8. AnyMouse - 0.95%
9. murksofus - 0.874%
10.TheBruce77 - 0.866%

Overall
1. labrhat22 - 8.62%
2. ultramafic - 7.48%
3. busdjur - 6.76%
4. AnyMouse - 6.29%
5. m_jeff - 6.02%
6. RenaissanceMom - 5.83%
7. fur94 - 5.35%
8. TheBruce77 - 5.07%
9. DaveLuza - 5.06%
10.snowden27 - 4.84%

Congratulations to labrhat22, ultramafic, busdjur, AnyMouse, and m_jeff who have already eclipsed the 6% milestone!!! It's going to be a real tight race to the finish line!

The following users have eclipsed the 10lb milestone! Congrats guys!!!

labrhat22
ultramafic
jaybeethree
AnyMouse
busdjur
m_jeff
Reidzilla
LordObsidian
1 Family Meeple
DaveLuza
fur94
TheBruce77
brandonheyman
pellitieri

And our very own labrhat22 has eclipsed the 20lb milestone! Holy cow!! Fantastic work!!!

I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.

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9. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:765]
Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire
Ryan James
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Final Week: It's OVER!


HOW DID WE GET HERE!?? IS TODAY REALLY THE FINAL WEIGH-IN????



hope everyone had a great competition!!

Here is my final weight:

212 lbs

Not a terrible competition for me, not a great competition for me

Final stats to come!!!

FINAL STATS!!!!!!!!!!


We made it! We got here! We did it!!!!!

The first challenge of 2016 comes to a close. Are you happy with how you did? Could you have done better? It is NEVER too late to start trying. If you messed up this time, come back for the summer challenge and try again. Congrats to everyone!

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

meepleOur final group weight is 12,651.30lbs or 5,738.54kg or 6,747,318 meeples.

meepleWe lost 10.46lbs or 4.74kg or 5,579 meeples this week!!

meepleAs a group we lost a total of 340.75lbs or 154.56kg or 181,732 meeples!!!

meepleWe lost 2.62% of our total weight! We didn't quite meet the goal as a group, but did insanely well!!!
meepleOur new average weight is 221.95lbs or 100.68kg or 118,374 meeples!!!

Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Spring 2016Here is the final list of all of us who completed the challenge!!!!!!Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Spring 2016

1. labrhat22
2. TheBruce77
3. ultramafic
4. busdjur
5. brandonheyman
6. RenaissanceMom
7. djthree6t
8. AnyMouse
9. Iz Nibz
10.LordObsidian
11.snowden27
12.jaybeethree
13.fur94

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 labrhat22 for securing first place, and losing 8.99% 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 TheBruce77 for locking down second place, and losing 7.10 %!!! 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 ultramafic for finishing third and losing 7.01%!! 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 and geek gold awarded in the next day or so.

Other interesting stats:

meeple Of the 57 of us, 31.6% or 18 of us are Female and 64.9% or 37 of us are male. The % of women is about doubled this time from last time, though the number of women stayed the same. There were 3.5% of us who didn't disclose their gender.

meeple Our ages range from 25 to 54, with the average age being 38.44.

meeple Of the women's ages, there are none in their 20's, 9 ladies in their 30's, 8 in their 40's, and 1 in her 50's.

meeple Of the men's ages, there are 6 in their 20's, 25 in their 30's, 18 in their 40's, and 4 in their 50's, with 4 unknown.

meeple 38 of us are from the United States. Here are the different states people are from:

AZ-1
CA-3
CO-2
CT-1
FL-1
IL-2
MA-1
MI-2
MN-1
MO-1
NY-3
OH-4
OR-1
PA-2
TN-1
TX-4
VA-4
WA-2
WI-2

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

Australia-3
Canada-4
China-1
Germany-2
Iceland-2
Sweden-2
UK-3
Unknown-2


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