Monday, January 18, 2010

The Biggest Loser

They've been having this Biggest Loser compitition for 10 weeks at our gym here in Wiesbaden. At the beginning of the compition, they had a weigh-in and recorded our inches and body fat percentage. It was over this last Saturday. They had a few different prizes. They had a team prize and an individual prize. In order to be the winning team, you had to have the most points. You accumulated points like this:
1 point for every hour spent in the gym
1 point for every pound lost
1 1/2 points for every percentage of body fat lost
1 point for every group exercise class attended (example: zumba, muscle failure, spin, etc.)

Every Monday, you had to weigh in and test your body fat then it was recorded. They didn't record your inches lost until the very end of the compition. They also kept track of your gym hours and such. Everything was tallied up at the end and combined with your other teammates. I had three other girls on my team. We'd also have challenges every Wed. We wouldn't get points for those challenges, it would just be for bragging rights and a prize. Our team won most of those competitions. We won some free personal training sessions and free 30 minute massages.

The winner of the individual prize won by having the overall most weight lost, not points accumulated or body fat, but simply weight loss.

My team won!! We won by a landslide. We each got a $300 gift certificate and t-shirt. We all worked very hard. As far as the individual winner...I lost by 0.7 pounds. The overall winner lost 21.9 pounds. I lost a total of 21.2 pounds. Let me just tell you how annoyed I was. I'm proud of the girl that won and I'm proud of myself for working so hard and losing that weight, but to come that close and not win...that's just annoying! Oh well. They're having another biggest loser competition in March. Maybe next time, I'll win. I still have 20 more pounds to lose, so this would be good. However, this competition has been extremely good for me. I have become a little addicted to exercising. I can finally say I enjoy working out. I have also learned the right way to eat. I'm am working hard to keep portions low and not over-indulge. I am looking forward to having a healthy, happy future.

Lindsey

13 comments:

Lil Miss Rae Rae said...

you are such a rockstar! I am so proud of you!! Plus you look hot!

I will do it with you in March! fo' sho!

chelsey said...

You need to come motivate me! Great job Lindsey! So when are you going to post pictures of your new, hot self? You've always been a hottie. Who'm I kidding! Congrats!

Jess and Jen said...

Congrats on the competition success! I could stand to lose 20 pounds, too! -Jess

Tana said...

That is awesome! Congrats. I need some of your motivation to hit the gym...its not in me right now..

LanceandNance said...

Way to go! Motivating weight loss stories are the best and yours actually sounds like it was fun too! you rock! I still have not found the love of working out.

-Nancy

The Duke said...

I'm so proud of you!! I wish I had seen this before you called this morning!!! I would be annoyed to lose by such a small amount as well, but my goodness, what an accomplishment individually and overall.
Yeah, post some photos of you...
Keep it up and it will become a way of life, not just a diet or for a biggest loser contest. I think the portion control is a huge part of keeping ourselves fit and healthy.
Again, way to go, girly!!!!

Mike and Adrianne said...

Awesome! I'm so proud of you and I'm sad you didn't win!

CarolinaCardons said...

Awesome Lindsey - I'm proud of you!

Shanna said...

Wow, that's so awesome!!! :) Super annoying about being soo close to winning the individual, but you were so close and that means you won the best prize - losing weight!! I need to follow in your footsteps! ;)

Michelle said...

Awesome Job Lindsey, sounds like you worked really hard. You you should be really proud of yourself, loosing weight is super hard.

Marrian said...

Hi LIndsey!

Marnie said...

Lindsey,
That is so awesome! Way to go!

Mark and Renee Davis and Family said...

I'm so proud of you and I cant wait to see you kick butt in Prague!