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Weight Loss Compitition


#1

Hello everyone......
I have a question actually it's more help. I am having a weight loss compittion at work. it is based on percentage of bodyweight lost. I know it should be about bodyfat, but no one would be interested and hey losing weight is better than none when we are overweight.

Now I want to make a handicap for women since men lose weight faster. The comp is for one month (just to keep them interested) so what would be appropriate for a handicap. The compitition starts this monday august 8. thank you everyone who replies.


#2

Well the more fat you have the easier it is to lose, so by the same logic you'll need a handicap for fatter people too.


#3

Yes I know.. but it is a simple contest and I want the ladies to have a fair shake. Look it comes down to percent of weight lost. I did it with the guys only and it came down to 2 people from opposite ends of the scale Guy A started at 259 ended at 218 lost 41 lbs ( 15.8% ) guy B 195 ended at 165.5 lost 29.5 lbs overall ( 15.1% ).

I just want the ladies to have a shot. Of course the last contest was for three months. This one will be for 1 month.


#4

Well, instead of trying to find a fair way to devise a calculation, why not have two winners... one for each gender?


#5

brilliant!

Canuck-nuck-nuck


#6

the reason i do not have two winners is because there are only three ladies and 10 guys. So the split will give the girls nothing. If I split it 50/50 then the guys cry.


#7

Thank god you aren't having a spelling compEtition. j/k

I'm actually impressed that the women will get on the scale in front of you.

How about asking them for a target weight loss amount and giving them bonus points for more weight lost and taking away points for not losing enough.