We recently completed our Biggest Loser 2015 competition, and the results are in!
For 8 weeks, 91 employees participated in a weight loss challenge involving diet and exercise to see who could lose the most weight. Measured by percentage rather than pounds, the average weight loss was 2.56%. Going well above the average were our top three winners:
Place: Kevin Dyer—lost 16.11% of weight
of the pot and a $75 gift card
Second Place: Adrian Garcia—lost
9.27% of weight
Prize: 30% of the pot and a $50
Third Place: Adam Samano—lost 8.57%
Prize: 20% of the pot and a $25
To achieve this win, Kevin Dyer went on a very strict diet, only eating fruit in the morning, a V8 and carrots for lunch, and usually a salad for dinner. Both Kevin and Adrian Garcia gave up beer during the competition, which cut down on extra carbs. Besides giving up beer, Kevin says the hardest part of the competition was not eating hot wings. Overall, the competition left him feeling “really good, and I have much more energy from eating healthier.”
Our second and third place winners also feel better since the competition. Adrian Garcia and Adam Samano, both started going to the gym four to five times a week, on top of a healthier diet. Adrian would wake up at 4:30 every morning so he could get to the gym by 5am. Taking third place in the Exercise Challenge, Adam chose to exercise in the afternoon, and would play on two indoor soccer teams. Both winners felt they gained more energy throughout the day during the challenge.
Along with Adam, the top two winners of the Exercise Challenge were Devon Tatano in First Place and Lee Meyrick in Second Place. Winners received gift cards according to their rank in the challenge.
Overall, this year’s Biggest Loser competition was a great success. We appreciate the hard work of everyone that participated and look forward to our next fitness challenge.