BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter Edition - 2016
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The BGG Weight Loss Challenges have been a rousing success thus far. We've lost over 4,000lbs between the first seven 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 their ashes. Welcome to the BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter Edition - 2016!! Autumn has ended, and it's time for fires and snowmen! This is typically the time when we pack on the pounds. Let's ensure that doesn't happen!!

This challenge will start Monday, December 26th and run 8 weeks, ending on Monday, February 20th.

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 26th. 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 2016Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge participant - Summer 2016Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer 2016Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge participant - Fall 2016Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Fall 2016Microbadge: BGG Weight Loss Challenge participant - Winter 2016Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter 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 - Winter 2016 - Discussion

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

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter Edition - 2016 Updates

Here is the BGG Weight Loss Challenge Metalist. Subscribe to this to be in the loop on all future challenges:

BGG Weight Loss Challenge Subscription Metalist

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

Good luck to everybody!!
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WEEK 1: Goals!


Welcome to the official start of the 2016 Winter edition of the BGG weight loss challenge!!! Due to the Holiday, I was off work, which is where all my challenge materials are held, so please have your weight submitted by the end of the day today (your time), if you haven't already



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

So here is my starting weight:

220.2lbs

I have really let myself go in the last year. There have been a LOT of things going on in my life that I will say contributed to it, but that's nothing more than excuses, so I'm stopping that now. RESULTS TIME!!

Have a great competition, everyone. These things really fly by, so please kick some serious ass!! SET AND ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS!!!

WEEK 1 STATS!!


Here is our starting weight:

meeple 10,026.95lbs or 4,548.15kg or 5,347,673 meeples meeple

meeple Our average weight is 238.74lbs or 108.29kg or 127,326 meeples

meeple If we lose 601.62lbs as a group, or 14.32lbs individually, we will, as a group, achieve the 6% goal!

meeple We are over 5 tons of geek
meeple We weigh as much as 1,355 copies of Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
meeple We weigh as much as 722 copies of Cthulhu Wars
meeple We weigh as much as 46 copies of me!

meeple There are 42 of us (subject to change ever so slightly) who have entered this challenge.

meeple Of those 42, 31 or 73.8% are men, and 11 or 26.2% are women.

meeple Our age ranges are as follows:

Overall
20s - 08 (19.0%)
30s - 12 (28.6%)
40s - 13 (31.0%)
50s - 05 (11.9%)
60s - 01 (02.4%)
Unknown - 03 (07.1%)

Women - percentages are of total women
20s - 03 (27.3%)
30s - 05 (45.5%)
40s - 02 (18.2%)
50s - 01 (09.1%)
Unknown - 00 (00.0%)

Men - percentages are of total men
20s - 05 (16.1%)
30s - 07 (22.6%)
40s - 11 (35.5%)
50s - 04 (12.9%)
60s - 01 (03.2%)
Unknown - 03 (09.7%)

meeple Our youngest participant is 24 years old and our oldest is 63.

meeple We have an average age of 39.37 years.

meeple 28 of us are from the US, 14 are from other countries.

meeple Texas is our top state with 4 participants.

meeple Canada is our top country (other than US, obviously) with 3 participants.


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: Thomas And The Magic Railroad Game [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Thomas And The Magic Railroad Game
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WEEK 2: I think I can...


Here we go. One week under our belts, we can see the first bits of progress. Keep it going strong, these challenges have a way of seeming to end before they begin.



Sorry about the lack of beginning stats. There are a few kinks I'm trying to work out with a few users, and I want the stats to be accurate, so once I have it all squared away, you'll see them!

Here is my week 2 weight:

219.5lbs

I'm just starting this new program, eating clean, trying to eat to live instead of live to eat. Hopefully it will yield some bigger losses later in the competition!!

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 2 STATS!!


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

Here is what it looks like:

We lost 64.39lbs or 29.21kg or 34,341 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 237.20lbs or 107.59kgs or 126,508 meeples!!

14 of the 42 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

6 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Under 1% - 27 people or 64%
1-1.99% - 11 people or 26%
2-2.99% - 3 people or 7%
3% or more - 1 person or 2%

Here is the top 10!

1. fur94 - 3.13%
2. FallCon - 2.78%
3. heyvince - 2.53%
4. klocks - 2.34%
5. nartie - 1.91%
6. ccthulu1 - 1.89%
7. danr - 1.80%
8. Orangemoose - 1.78%
9. TheBruce77 - 1.74%
10.jaybeethree - 1.69%


We rocked the first week!! Great job, everybody! We lost a lot of weight this week!!! 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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WEEK 3: This is difficult...


Doing new things to keep us healthy is a difficult thing to do. Especially when we're so deep in routines and habit. Breaking those can be hard. Just keep sight of the end goal and you'll get through it!!



Sorry about stat delay. I THINK we're all squared away now, and should be back on schedule

Here is my week 3 weight:

219.5lbs

The program is going well, but I didn't make it to the scales this morning. I can tell my clothes are starting to fit a little more comfortably, so there's that

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 3 STATS!!


Here is where we are:

We lost 24.29lbs or 11.02kg or 12,955 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 236.63lbs or 107.33kgs or 126,199 meeples!!

7 of the 56 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
Under 1% - 33 people or 79%
1-1.99% - 8 people or 19%
2-2.99% - 1 people or 2%
3% or more - 0 people or 0%

Overall
Under 1% - 25 people or 60%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 24%
2-2.99% - 3 people or 7%
3-3.99% - 2 person or 5%
4-4.99% - 2 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 0 people or 0%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

Here are the top 10s!
Of the Week
1. busdjur - 2.31%
2. FallCon - 1.55%
3. fur94 - 1.38%
4. SpaceAlien - 1.364%
5. lisaabbott78 - 1.358%
6. heyvince - 1.24%
7. kamarainen - 1.13%
8. seppo21 - 1.03%
9. klocks - 1.01%
10.ccthulu1 - 0.96%

Overall
1. fur94 - 4.46%
2. FallCon - 4.29%
3. heyvince - 3.74%
4. klocks - 3.33%
5. ccthulu1 - 2.83%
6. seppo21 - 2.44%
7. kamarainen - 2.01%
8. nartie - 1.91%
9. busdjur - 1.86%
10.pacemaker67 - 1.78%

The following people have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
FallCon
fur94
heyvince
ccthulu1
jaybeethree
seppo21
klocks

The following people have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!
FallCon
fur94

Great job, everybody! We're moving right along here! Keep it up!!

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4. Board Game: Pitch [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:5101]
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Ryan James
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WEEK 4: Setbacks


Setbacks are bound to happen. It's easy to lose focus when you have an off-week, but try and keep your sights on the trend. If you falter or lose some ground, just get back up and do better the next week. It's never too late to start over.



Here is my week 4 weight:

223.1lbs

I replaced the batteries in my scale this past week, and it showed some startling numbers. I don't know which one was correct, but I'm going with this. So it's basically a 4lb gain, even though I think I've probably lost about that much since this challenge began. Oh well. Just gotta work even harder

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 4 STATS!!


Here is where we are:

We lost 26.24lbs or 11.90kg or 13,995 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 236.00lbs or 107.05kgs or 125,866 meeples!!

6 of the 42 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
Under 1% - 34 people or 81%
1-1.99% - 6 people or 14%
2-2.99% - 1 people or 2%
3% or more - 1 people or 2%

Overall
Under 1% - 21 people or 50%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 24%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 12%
3-3.99% - 2 person or 5%
4-4.99% - 2 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 2 people or 5%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

Here are the top 10s!
Of the Week
1. Scrotchet - 3.41%
2. ccthulu1 - 2.27%
3. Boot2daHead - 1.38%
4. paulmilitello - 1.30%
5. KrisVerbeeck - 1.29%
6. FallCon - 1.24%
7. casey nedry - 1.07%
8. TheBruce77 - 1.01%
9. kamarainen - 0.68%
10.Reidzilla - 0.53%

Overall
1. FallCon - 5.48%
2. ccthulu1 - 5.03%
3. fur94 - 4.46%
4. Scrotchet - 4.04%
5. klocks - 3.45%
6. heyvince - 3.15%
7. kamarainen - 2.68%
8. seppo21 - 2.44%
9. Boot2daHead - 2.28%
10.pacemaker67 - 2.22%

The following people have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
FallCon
fur94
heyvince
ccthulu1
jaybeethree
seppo21
klocks
Scrotchet
casey nedry
kamarainen
Boot2daHead
Reidzilla
pacemaker67


The following people have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!
FallCon
fur94
ccthulu1

Great job, everybody! We're moving right along here! Keep it up!!

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5. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:508]
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WEEK 5: Back on Track


Having a setback can be terrible, but the way you feel when you finally get back on track is great! Here's hoping everyone gets back on track in some way throughout this challenge!



Here is my week 5 weight:

221.0lbs

My clothes are fitting WAY better and I just feel skinnier, which is strange to me because the scale is not really moving that much. To say it's frustrating is an understatement, but I do feel like I'm FINALLY making progress!!

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 5 STATS!!


Here is where we are:

We lost 28.67lbs or 13.00kg or 15,291 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 235.32lbs or 106.74kgs or 125,502 meeples!!

5 of the 42 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

3 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly
Under 1% - 35 people or 83%
1-1.99% - 5 people or 12%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 5%
3% or more - 0 people or 0%

Overall
Under 1% - 19 people or 45%
1-1.99% - 11 people or 26%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 12%
3-3.99% - 3 people or 7%
4-4.99% - 0 people or 0%
5-5.99% - 2 people or 5%
6% or higher - 2 people or 5%

Here are the top 10s!
Of the Week
1. fur94 - 2.34%
2. gelichor - 2.15%
3. busdjur - 1.90%
4. ccthulu1 - 1.66%
5. Boot2daHead - 1.27%
6. ultramafic - 1.04%
7. Scrotchet - 1.03%
8. autumnweave - 0.97%
8. nartie - 0.97%
10.Sandmanx82 - 0.94%

Overall
1. fur94 - 6.70%
2. ccthulu1 - 6.60%
3. FallCon - 5.80%
4. Scrotchet - 5.03%
5. busdjur - 3.72%
6. Boot2daHead - 3.52%
7. klocks - 3.45%
8. seppo21 - 2.65%
9. heyvince - 2.36%
10.casey nedry - 2.25%

The following people have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
FallCon
Scrotchet
Boot2daHead
busdjur
casey nedry
jaybeethree
seppo21
heyvince
klocks
gelichor
Reidzilla
kamarainen


The following people have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!
FallCon
fur94
ccthulu1

The following people have eclipsed the 20+lb milestone!
ccthulu1

And the following people have eclipsed the 6% goal!!
fur94
ccthulu1

That's amazing, you guys!!

Great job, everybody! We're moving right along here! Keep it up!!

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


The end of the challenge is only a few weeks away! This is your chance to really pick up steam and finish strong! You can do it!!!



Here is my week 6 weight:

220.0lbs

I'm still doing pretty well on the Arbonne cleanse that I'm doing, but I'm not quite as strict as I was earlier. I'm a bit nervous that I will fall back into old habits. Here's hoping that talking about it fixes it!!

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 6 STATS!!


Here is where we are:

We lost 34.36lbs or 15.59kg or 18,325 meeples this week!

Our new average weight is 234.50lbs or 106.37kgs or 125,066 meeples!!

5 of the 42 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

3 people lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly
Under 1% - 35 people or 83%
1-1.99% - 5 people or 12%
2-2.99% - 1 person or 2%
3% or more - 1 person or 2%

Overall
Under 1% - 17 people or 40%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 24%
2-2.99% - 7 people or 17%
3-3.99% - 2 people or 5%
4-4.99% - 2 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 1 person or 2%
6% or higher - 3 people or 7%

Here are the top 10s!
Of the Week
1. busdjur - 3.38%
2. ccthulu1 - 2.02%
3. pellitieri - 1.82%
4. SpaceAlien - 1.36%
5. ultramafic - 1.31%
6. danr - 1.22%
7. fur94 - 1.20%
8. kamarainen - 0.91%
8. pacemaker67 - 0.90%
10.Gnarlyhead - 0.74%

Overall
1. ccthulu1 - 8.49%
2. fur94 - 7.81%
3. busdjur - 6.98%
4. Scrotchet - 5.57%
5. FallCon - 4.61%
6. Boot2daHead - 4.18%
7. klocks - 3.45%
8. kamarainen - 3.13%
9. danr - 2.83%
10.seppo21 - 2.65%

The following people have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
FallCon
Scrotchet
Boot2daHead
kamarainen
jaybeethree
danr
seppo21
heyvince
klocks
ultramafic
TheBruce77
pacemaker67
casey nedry
Reidzilla


The following people have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
FallCon
Scrotchet
Boot2daHead

The following people have eclipsed the 20+lb milestone!
ccthulu1

And the following people have eclipsed the 6% goal!!
fur94
ccthulu1
busdjur

That's amazing, you guys!!

Great job, everybody! We're moving right along here! Keep it up!!

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7. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age
Ryan James
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WEEK 7: Gettin' Late!


We're starting to wind down here. The hour is getting late to push onward toward your 6%! You can do it!!!!



Here is my week 7 weight:

219.3lbs

The Superbowl party I was at last night saw my first real breakdown in my healthy way of eating. It wasn't good...haha. It's okay. Today is a new day to start over

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 7 STATS!!


This was almost the BGG Weight Loss Challenge's darkest day. We've never had a week in the entirety of this challenge where we gained weight as a group. This week is luckily no different, but holy cannoli were we close!! This does mark the lowest weight we've ever collectively lost, but let's wear that as a badge of honor and get back at it next week!!!

Here is where we are:

We lost 3.70lbs or 1.68kg or 1,973 meeples this week...yowza.

Our new average weight is 234.41lbs or 106.33kgs or 125,018 meeples!!

3 of the 42 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
Under 1% - 39 people or 93%
1-1.99% - 2 people or 5%
2-2.99% - 0 people or 0%
3% or more - 1 person or 2%

Overall
Under 1% - 18 people or 43%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 21%
2-2.99% - 6 people or 14%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%
4-4.99% - 3 people or 7%
5-5.99% - 3 people or 7%
6% or higher - 3 people or 7%

Here are the top 10s!
Of the Week
1. TheBruce77 - 3.18%
2. seppo21 - 1.67%
3. autumnweave - 1.45%
4. kamarainen - 0.92%
5. Boot2daHead - 0.78%
6. paulmilitello - 0.77%
7. FallCon - 0.75%
8. casey nedry - 0.72%
8. ccthulu1 - 0.34%
10.Sandmanx82 - 0.32%

Overall
1. ccthulu1 - 8.81%
2. fur94 - 7.37%
3. busdjur - 6.98%
4. Scrotchet - 5.57%
5. TheBruce77 - 5.40%
6. FallCon - 5.32%
7. Boot2daHead - 4.93%
8. seppo21 - 4.28%
9. kamarainen - 4.02%
10.danr - 2.92%

The following people have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
FallCon
Scrotchet
Boot2daHead
kamarainen
jaybeethree
danr
seppo21
heyvince
klocks
ultramafic
TheBruce77
pacemaker67
casey nedry
Reidzilla


The following people have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
FallCon
Scrotchet
Boot2daHead
seppo21

The following people have eclipsed the 20+lb milestone!
ccthulu1

And the following people have eclipsed the 6% goal!!
fur94
ccthulu1
busdjur

That's amazing, you guys!!

Great job, everybody! We're moving right along here! Keep it up!!

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8. Board Game: Birds on a Wire [Average Rating:5.25 Overall Rank:18710]
Board Game: Birds on a Wire
Ryan James
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Commerce Township
Michigan
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WEEK 8: Down to the Wire!


We're here at the final week!! Next Monday is the final weigh-in and then another challenge is in the books! Let's finish strong!!!



Here is my week 8 weight:

217.2lbs

I've finally gotten into a groove here. Had I been correct about my starting weight I would be pretty close to the 6%. Oh well, it's more about getting healthy and finding the right tools to get me there!

Keep it up, everyone!

WEEK 8 STATS!!


Okay. This isn't quite so bad this week. Only one weigh-in left!!! Get after it, everyone!

Here is where we are:

We lost 22.60bs or 10.25kg or 12,053 meeples this week.

Our new average weight is 233.87lbs or 106.08kgs or 124,732 meeples!!

3 of the 42 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
Under 1% - 35 people or 83%
1-1.99% - 7 people or 17%
2-2.99% - 0 people or 0%
3% or more - 0 people or 0%

Overall
Under 1% - 16 people or 38%
1-1.99% - 9 people or 21%
2-2.99% - 8 people or 19%
3-3.99% - 1 person or 2%
4-4.99% - 1 person or 2%
5-5.99% - 2 people or 5%
6% or higher - 5 people or 12%

Here are the top 10s!
Of the Week
1. TheBruce77 - 1.93%
2. klocks - 1.87%
3. KrisVerbeeck - 1.66%
4. Scrotchet - 1.50%
5. lisaabbott78 - 1.33%
6. Adria - 1.12%
7. busdjur - 1.00%
8. fur94 - 0.964%
9. Boot2daHead - 0.9578%
10.Sandmanx82 - 0.9576%

Overall
1. ccthulu1 - 9.12%
2. fur94 - 8.26%
3. busdjur - 7.91%
4. TheBruce77 - 7.23%
5. Scrotchet - 6.99%
6. Boot2daHead - 5.84%
7. FallCon - 5.48%
8. kamarainen - 4.02%
9. seppo21 - 3.46%
10.casey nedry - 2.89%

The following people have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
TheBruce77
Boot2daHead
FallCon
Scrotchet
kamarainen
casey nedry
seppo21
jaybeethree
heyvince
SpaceAlien
pacemaker67
danr


The following people have eclipsed the 10-20lb milestone!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
TheBruce77
Boot2daHead
FallCon
Scrotchet


The following people have eclipsed the 20+lb milestone!
ccthulu1

And the following people have eclipsed the 6% goal!!
ccthulu1
fur94
busdjur
TheBruce77
Scrotchet


That's amazing, you guys!!

Great job, everybody! We're moving right along here! Keep it up!!

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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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Michigan
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FINAL!!: We arrive at last!


This is it! The final weigh-in. How did you do?? Did you achieve what you set out to? If not, did you at least stay more conscious than you would have? Little victories! There'll always be another challenge



Here is my Final weight:

218.0lbs

I've given up trying to understand what's going on here. I'm just continuing to do what I do and hope for the best!!

Final stats later this week!!

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


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

The winter challenge of 2016/2017 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 spring 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 9,824.10lbs or 4,456.14kg or 5,239,487 meeples.

meepleWe GAINED 1.4lbs or 0.64kg or 747 meeples this week!! IT FINALLY HAPPENED

In a way I'm happy about it. That monkey is off our back now.

meepleAs a group we lost a total of 202.85lbs or 92.01kg or 108,186 meeples!!!

meepleWe lost 2.02% of our total weight! We didn't quite meet the goal as a group, but did insanely well!!!
meepleOur new average weight is 233.91lbs or 106.10kg or 124,750 meeples!!!

Microbadge: It feels good to be a loser! - BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Winter 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 - Winter 2016

1. ccthulu1
2. Scrotchet
3. busdjur
4. fur94
5. Boot2daHead
6. TheBruce77

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 ccthulu1 for securing first place, and losing 9.84% 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 Scrotchet for locking down second place, and losing 8.91%!!! 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 8.34%!! 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!!!!

I'm SO proud of everyone this challenge!!! I hope to see everyone back for the Spring Challenge on March 20th!!
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