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Postby jodie259 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:01 pm

My starting weight is 83.1kg.

This was from last Wednesday... so maybe I should record this wednesday?? let me know what you think. I'll probably put on this week as I've had a HUGE weekend.

(I do WW weigh in's on Wednesdays)


is the winner calculated by kgs lost; or % of weight loss (which is fairer to everyone?)
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Postby Dolly » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:52 am

Just round it off to what you think you were on the first of October.
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Postby BabsK » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:41 am

weight on the 1st Oct: 66kg.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:05 am

the winner is calculated by kilos lost.
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Postby KimE » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:06 am

Hi Jodie

It is usually calculated on kgs lost.
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Postby jodie259 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:29 am

thanks for the info.

I used to organise a weight loss challenge on another forum, and we calculated the winner by % loss (like they do on Biggest Loser). People who are 'bigger' will usually drop a lot more kilos, then someone who is in the 60-70kg range.

For example:
a person who is 65kg and loses 5kg has lost 8% of their body weight.
a person who is 105kg and loses 5kg has lost 4.7% of their body weight.

I'm really not bothered how the winner is calculated, as I think we are all winners if we can lose some weight. (and I've got over 20kilos to lose myself).
But I'm sure there are some people who have just a few kilos to lose to get to their goal weight, and if they can achieve that, they should also be considered as the 'grand winner'.

In the original Biggest Loser shows they calculated the contestants kg/pound loss and not their % loss each week. It was obvious that the bigger contestants were dropping the biggest kilos, and the smaller contestants were up for elimination even though they all did the same workouts/diets. They realised that was unfair and it was all changed on the 3rd episode. From then on it was always calculated by % loss.

I'm only new on the forum... so I hope I haven't offended anyone by mentioning this.

I've just weighed myself on my home scales. They only go in 1/2 kilo increments... so my "starting" weight (for this challenge) is 84kg.

This will be pretty close to my Wednesday weight anyway because I weigh in the evening with jeans on, and now I have weighed in the morning with a t-shirt only. I don't like to weigh myself at home as I don't want to be a slave to my scales :lol:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:36 am

I like the kilo idea. people will lose weight at different rates than the next person. i know there are people on the forum who have more weight to lose than some, but it doesnt necessarily mean that they are going to lose a lot of kilos each week. it depends on their plan theyre following and whether they have had any 'slip-ups' that week or not.

although you do make a vaild point with the % theory though :) but if it were changed to % then its not really fair to the people who have already been slimmers of the month in the past and also to the people who have contributed to slimmer of the month in the past because it turns out that they may have won.

theyre jsut my thoughts :roll: :idea:
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Postby Ally » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:47 am

I agree Kate!

I think we are "no frills" here. Just taking in my own experience Jodi I am 160kgs and I have lost 3.1kgs in a month whereas Kate is so much lighter than me and yet she has lost well over 5kgs in a month...it is all dependant on the individual. The % idea would be fair and work if we were all following the same program and doing the same workout each day as they do on the biggest loser, however we all work at our pace, working at what works for us, so the kilos lost is a better one for this forum. Definately no offense taken!! :P
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Postby caveman » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:57 am

Ok everyone it is time for me to take this title and have a mans name in the hall of fame! :wink:

I am 113.3 kg!

Go luck everybody! :D
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Postby Ally » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:02 am

Yep I agree Brad, it is time to have a mans name in the hall of fame!!! It even rhymes!! (but you are going have to go some as I was aiming to claim this month!!!! LOL :P )
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:35 pm

ooh i think you'll have some stiff competition there caveman but if you knuckle down then you could take the title!! you're right, it would be nice to see a blokes name in there!!

also you made some valid points ally about the % thing :) im a shocker when it comes to putting my thoughts to words

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Postby KimE » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:08 pm

Hello angel-eyes and welcome to the forum.

For the monthly challenges (like this one) you post your start weight at the beginning. Then at the end of the month there will be a call to post end weight and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

For the 12 week challenges we do a weigh in each week.

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Postby carlton » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:32 pm

My starting weight is 102.7 kilos. My goal is month is to be under 100 kilos for the final time.
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Postby caveman » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:04 pm

kate_turner2000 wrote:ooh i think you'll have some stiff competition there caveman but if you knuckle down then you could take the title!! you're right, it would be nice to see a blokes name in there!!


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Postby Angel-eyes » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:16 pm

Thanks for that KimE, im guessing itll take me a little while to get used to the way things are run on here lol

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