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.
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