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Biggest Loser at work!

This is a fun thing someone at my work started whihc is meant to be exactly like the show except the weigh-ins are confidential not broadcast, and the goal is % of your body fat or weight (?). I am joining as an extra incentive. If you dont lose or lose the least you have to anty $5 to the pot.

Cool right?

Fri. Jan 6, 4:45pm

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Fun! Just another way to stay motivated! I hope you are the biggest loser!

Friday, January 06, 2006, 5:14 PM

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my friend's family is doing that, too! ;-)
I'm almost tempted to ask her if I can join in the fun!

Saturday, January 07, 2006, 12:20 PM

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do ask! I need to basically have my hand held on this weight loss and workout business. Terrible but true!

Monday, January 09, 2006, 6:10 PM

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Biggest loser at work

At work we follow these rules for our in-house biggest loser


1. “HAVE FUN”, Eat healthy, and exercise.

2. The first weigh in will be on Jan 22nd at 5:00pm

3. The final weigh in will be on April 29th at 5:00pm (15 WEEKS)

4. Weigh-in’s will occur every Tuesday at 5:00pm.

5. There is a $5 registration fee which “MUST” be paid during your first weigh in.

6. (You can Join at any time during the first three weeks but the longer you wait the harder it will be to win)

7. All monies owing to the pot should be paid during the time of weigh in or prior to the following weigh in.(So if you have a bad week, be prepared break out the spare change)

8. There will be a $1 weigh in fee per week applied to all contestants.

9. There will be a penalty fee of $1 applied if your weight stays the same.

10. There will be a penalty fee of $1 if you miss weighing in. This dollar will be combined with the weekly weigh in fee of $1, for a total of $2 dollars each time you miss a weigh in.

11. There will be a penalty fee of $1 added for each pound gained. (i.e. Gain 3 pounds, you owe $3)

12. Only weights recorded on the Biggest Loser scales on Tuesdays will be reconginized. (You will not be able to submit your weight via e-mail or after the fact. So unless you are sick, have made other weigh in arrangments or cannot make it in due to weather, a $2 penalty will be applied.)

13. The winner will be the person who loses the largest percentage of body weight. (start at 200 pounds and lose 10 pounds and you have lost 5%)…[(Start weight - Finish Weight) X 100 / Start weight = percentage lost.]

14. A percentage of the pot will be used to pay for the scales. At the end of the contest the winner will be awarded the scales and “ALL” funds collected by the pot.

15. “Challenge your friends and LOSE WEIGHT”

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 2:05 PM

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great idea! keep it up!

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 7:56 PM

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I love this idea only I am the only person I know who is losing weight among my family and friends.

Keep us all updated so we can hear how you all do.
I think this is a great incentive.

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 10:46 PM

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Hi!! Our work is doing it too. But it is a factory, and the rec center is actually where everything is done, so we don't have to pay, but there are prizes at the end. The money thing sounds great. Kind of like a paying it so might as well do it, especially cuz if ya miss you gotta pay more. I'll have to give that a thought.

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 11:30 PM

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I love this idea! I work from home so I can't do it, but I'd lbe so into it if I did. I'd love to hear the results as you go along with this!

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 3:59 PM

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We did this in my office, 'cept it was just a $20 buy-in, with one initial weigh-in, and another final weigh-in 3 months later, and the person who lost the highest percentage won the whole pot, so it was a bit simpler. This was done for several quarters in a row.

However, one guy managed to totally throw it by drinking a ton of water before the first weigh-in, and jogging in sweats in the summer for like an hour before the final weigh-in. So, it can have flaws!

Monday, January 21, 2008, 11:04 AM

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weight loss competition websites

The best website I've seen for biggest loser-type weight loss competitions is

mainly because its free and its so easy to set up a competition. You can actually challenge other offices if you're doing your weight loss competition at work. The site is brand new.



Monday, January 19, 2009, 10:40 PM

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Biggest Loser Website

If you're doing a Biggest Loser Competition at work All you do is punch in weights and it calculates the percentage lost.

Sunday, February 01, 2009, 2:57 AM

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Biggest Loser Website

If you're doing a Biggest Loser Competition at work use because its free and sets up the office competition for you. All you do is punch in weights and it calculates the percentage lost.


Sunday, February 01, 2009, 2:57 AM

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Need an opinion...

A few people at my work are doing this contest with a few people from the office next to us. The pot is at $500, and I would love to win! It is for 3 months only, first weigh-in was 01/07 and when I stepped on that scale, I realized that, money or not, I had to make a change! So I've been dieting and exercising quite strictly. I am noticing the changes, without seeing the scale move very much, so it's obvious that I am gaining some muscle, which in this case is bad, becuase we are only measuring the progress by the scale.

So... do I stick to mainly cardio for the next couple months, and try to lose the fat first, and then after the final weigh-in start the strength training? Or just continue with my circuit training and hope for the best?

Monday, February 02, 2009, 11:51 AM

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Continue with what you're doing! More muscle will only help you burn that layer of fat more quickly. The scale will catch up.

In the last week or 10 days before your final weigh in you could always eat super clean with very little sodium to shed any water weight!

Monday, February 02, 2009, 12:56 PM

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For various reasons, it's not uncommon to weigh more following strength training. I can weight 3lbs more after a really tough workout, but that 'weight' is only temporary. So, consider that the number on the scale right now might not even be a matter of 'more muscle' - just your body adjusting to all that's going on. Keep doing what you're doing - there's no need to wait to do strength training - you'll maximize your results by keeping it in.

Good luck! That's an awesome jackpot!

Monday, February 02, 2009, 1:05 PM

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Thank you all for your advise! I'll keep on doing what I'm doing!

I know... I'm working hard for that $500... hoping I will be able to use it to buy new (smaller) clothes! :)

Monday, February 02, 2009, 1:38 PM

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Biggest Loser at work

If you're going to do a biggest loser at work use cause its totally free

Tuesday, February 03, 2009, 10:28 PM

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Biggest loser

Yeah we're doing a biggest loser competition and we found a sweet do it yourself contest site that handles all the details of running the competition. You still get to choose how you want to structure the competition, but it takes most of the stress out of running the actual competition.

Friday, October 14, 2011, 3:48 AM

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