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The first ever BGG Weight Loss Challenge was a rousing success! As a group we lost over 1,300lbs and made a bunch of new friends along the way. Well, that challenge is over, and so a new one will be born from its ashes. Welcome to the BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer Edition!!

The new plan is to run four of these a year, starting on or around the beginning of each season. With that in mind, this challenge will start Monday, June 22nd and run 8 weeks, ending on Monday, August 17.

If you're not familiar at all with the last challenge, fear not! All will be explained.

Here is how it works:
1 First thing's first. Tip this geeklist header 20gg as your entry fee. ANYONE can join anytime up until Monday, June 22nd. Tipping this geeklist is all you need to do to enter.
2 Submit your weight to me, in pounds, using the following google form each and every Monday throughout the entire challenge.



3 At the end of the challenge, if you lost at least 6% of your starting weight, you will split the entire pot evenly with everyone else who met the 6% goal. Last challenge there was about 4000gg entered, and 45 people out of 150 met the 6% goal. So each of us who met the goal got around 90gg!
4 The only weights that ACTUALLY matter here are the starting weight and the ending weight, but in an effort to both keep us honest as well as motivated, I ask that you submit your weight every week. I'll be putting out stats every week based on % lost and things like that. I WILL NEVER SHARE THE WEIGHT YOU SUBMIT TO ME WITH ANYONE, NOR WILL I POST THE WEIGHT ANYWHERE. This is all done by % of weight lost. So you will submit your actual weight - in pounds - to me each Monday, and I will run it through my handy dandy spreadsheet which is setup to deal with percentages lost, and I'll compile stats and post them as geeklist entries each week. It's fun to see how we are progressing.
5 It is important that you remember the starting day and the ending day, as your weight will NOT be accepted if you submit it after the ending day. So if you had lost more than 6% throughout the competition, but fail to weigh in by the ending day, you're out.
6 In the past, some very generous users donated prizes to the top three finishers. It was incredibly amazing and fantastic. Also, user Dallanc made the following microbadges:

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So those will be available again this challenge (with slight modifications to the season, of course). Your 20gg buys you the participation badge, and if you meet the 6% at the end, you will get the badge with the medal. Very cool stuff.

The goal of these challenges is to lose weight the healthy way, and not to quickly drop a ton of poundage. Please be healthy! I will ask that in the discussion thread, everybody please feel free to share any tips they have on healthy ways to lose weight, what's worked for you in the past, etc...

Our last discussion thread was a beacon of motivation and encouragement, I'd love to keep that rolling into this competition. It really helped me, personally.

Many users kept track of their journey with personal geeklists. You can read about those here, and decide if you want to make your own for this challenge:

Monkeyhandz diary for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge (Now Freestyle)
Lisa's diary for the BGG Weight loss Challenge
Breakaway11's Journal for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
manutd03's Journal for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
[geeklist=189206][/geeklist]
BPeace's March-May 2015 BGG Weight Loss Challenge Journal
PseudoPserious Weight Tracker
Nart's BGG Weightloss Challenge Diary
luv2breformed Weight Loss Challenge Journal
FCSchmidt diary for the BGG Weight Loss Challenge
Weight loss challenge March to May darkestoceans
Starting a weight loss challenge

Lisaabbott78's new diary:
Lisa's Summer Weight Loss Challenge Diary

Users on Fitbit:
amethyst246
2YDDH8
Tara
lostdog
webs05
jeffmacdonald14
orriginal1
adambrocker

Users on MyFitnessPal:
lisaabbott78
nartie
skutsch6
amethyst246
Bryo4
fcschmidt
toliveischrist77

Users on LoseIt!:
Malinda Kyrkos
qzhdad

Users on MapMyWalk:
Mindy Kyrkos

Here is the discussion thread to discuss all manner of things relating to this challenge:

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer - Discussion

Here is the update thread where you will get all manner of updates relating to this challenge:

BGG Weight Loss Challenge - Summer - Updates

Please subscribe to all of these to stay in the loop!!!

Good luck to everybody!!
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WEEK 1: HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!


Welcome to the official start of the summer edition BGG weight loss challenge!!! Please have your weight submitted here by the end of the day today:



I will have weekly stats posted, in this item, each Wednesday (or Thursday).

So here is my starting weight:

195.8lbs

I've gained back about three pounds since the end of the last challenge, and it was honestly all in this last week. I sustained a pretty good and even weight after the challenge up until last week. I knew the challenge was starting today and I kind of just said...well, if I'm going to do it, it better be now. Father's day didn't help either, but I'm back at it! Still down 12 pounds from the start of the last challenge, and I'm ready to work again! It's going to be MUCH more difficult to make the 6% this time, but we'll see what happens!

Good luck, everybody, and remember to weigh in today!!! I'll update this item on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest with our initial stats


WEEK 1 STATS!!


SOOOOOooooo we are a bit smaller than last challenge, with less than half the size, but I honestly think it's going to be even better! It will be much easier to manage for me, especially with having everybody submit their weight in pounds (so sorry to my kg'ers for that one), and I feel like we have a more focused and strong group.

So we had 65 people sign up, and 64 submit a starting weight to me. That's pretty great

Here is our starting weight:

13,929.62lbs or 6,318.38kg or 7,429,084 meeples meeple

Our average weight is 221.11lbs or 100.29kg or 117,922 meeples

If we lose 835.78lbs as a group, or 12.86lbs individually, we will, as a group, achieve the 6% goal!

We are over six tons of geek
We weigh as much as 1,882 copies of Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
We weigh as much as 23,216 copies of Sushi Go!
We weigh as much as 71 copies of me!

Have a great week, everybody! The more in depth stats start next week

Kick. The. Ever. Loving. Ass. Out of this competition!!!

EDIT: Stats changed as I received another weigh-in

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WEEK 2: Getting into a groove


This is the time when establishing your routines should be happening. Hopefully you know now what you want to do to lose the weight this competition. Time to carry out your plan!



Here is my Week 2 weight:

191.5lbs

Well, this was a bit to be expected. I lost 4.3lbs this week, which is an amazing feeling! I know it's more because the week prior to our initial weigh-in I kind of went off the deep end as far as eating goes, so when I reeled it in this past week my body was shocked back to reality, and some of that superficial weight just fell off. The good news, however, is that this 191.5lbs is the lowest I've been at any point throughout this or last competition. So that's good news! The weird news is that I didn't even really push that hard this past week. I did...okay. I didn't go crazy, but I wasn't as regimented like I was last competition. The best thing is that seeing that number, whether realistic or not, is great motivation to move forward and see what I can achieve next week!!!

Good luck, everybody, and remember to weigh in today!!! I'll update this item on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest with our stats

WEEK 2 STATS!!


It was a pretty great week for a lot of us! Here are the weekly stats!

We lost 103.37lbs or 46.89kg or 55,130 meeples this week!!

Our new average weight is 219.46lbs or 99.55kgs or 117,047 meeples!!

22 of the 65 of us lost 3lbs or more this week!

7 of us lost 5lbs or more this week!

Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:

Under 1% - 38 people or 58%
1-1.99% - 19 people or 29%
2-2.99% - 7 people or 11%
3-3.99% - 1 person or 2%

Here is the top 10!

1. Ukraineboo - 3.04%
2. Pseudopserious - 2.85%
3. Chimpanzombie - 2.78%
4. Sandmanx82 - 2.20%
5. Lisaabbott78 - 2.18%
6. Breakaway11 - 2.14%
7. Mintylish - 2.06%
8. Thrak76 - 2.00%
9. Teriyaki Donuts - 1.91%
10.Chrishall20 - 1.85%

There is a lot to be proud about this first week. Losing over 100lbs is pretty incredible! It stands to reason that the weight will fall off slower as the competition goes on, try not to get discouraged! Slow and steady keeps the weight off. Be healthy!!!


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3. Board Game: Hoppla Elefant! [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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WEEK 3: Fourth of July Red, White and Blues


This is the time when establishing your routines should be happening. Hopefully you know now what you want to do to lose the weight this competition. Time to carry out your plan!



Here is my Week 3 weight:

194.7lbs

EDIT: Ick. Up 3.2lbs. It was a VERY rough/delicious holiday weekend. I really couldn't abstain. I tried so very hard. Here's to getting back on track!!!

I woke up this morning to my scale being completely out of juice. I will be picking up batteries on my way home and inputting my weight later on. I expect it to be very, very bad, as I ate all the ribs yesterday. ALL of them. Not all the ones at my parties, but every bit of the world's rib reserves. Gone. Gross.

This is the first time I've REALLY messed up and I'm feeling horribly guilty about it. What's worse is I can't even see the extent of the damage, as my scale is on the fritz. I'm left to wallow in self loathing and barbecue sauce.

Good luck, everybody, and remember to weigh in today!!! I'll update this item on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest with our stats

WEEK 3 STATS!!!


This was a bit of a rough week for a few of us. We lost the least amount of weight we have ever lost dating back to the last challenge as well. However, there were some great things done this week as well! Some people really amped it up, and others continued the great trend!

Here is where we are this week!

-We have a new weight of 13,761.97lbs or 6,242.33kg or 7,339,671 meeples.

-We lost 64.28lbs or 29.16kg or 34,282 meeples this week. This is a bit of a dip but still a fantastic job!! A loss is a win!

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 167.65lbs or 76.04kg or 89,412 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 1.20% of our total weight so far.
-18 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 218.44lbs or 99.08kgs or 116,503 meeples.

-Here is a list of people who have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Pellitieri
3. Breakaway11
4. King Mob
5. M_Jeff
6. Tmcgrady
7. Chimpanzombie
8. Boot2dahead
9. Thrak76
10. Ferretzz
11. Orriginal
12. Lisaabbott78
13. Spacenut
14. Jlucas85
15. Chrishall20
16. Personwholives
17. Peapicker
18. Mintylish


-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 45 people or 70%
1-1.99% - 14 people or 22%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 8%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 32 people or 50%
1-1.99% - 13 people or 20%
2-2.99% - 11 people or 17%
3-3.99% - 6 people or 9%
4-4.99% - 2 people or 3%
5-5.99% - 0 people or 0%
6% or higher - 0 people or 0%

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. King Mob - 2.99%
2. Peapicker - 2.35%
3. Tmcgrady - 2.34%
4. Orriginal - 2.25%
5. M_Jeff - 2.00%
6. Spacenut - 1.81%
7. Kerningkev - 1.78%
8. Ferretzz - 1.70%
9. Lisaabbott78 - 1.57%
10. Birdman284 - 1.55%

Top 10 Overall
1. Ukraineboo - 4.35%
2. Tmcgrady - 4.02%
3. Lisaabbott78 - 3.72%
4. Breakaway11 - 3.62%
5. M_Jeff - 3.41%
6. Orriginal - 3.33%
7. Chimpanzombie - 3.24%
8. Ferretzz - 3.16%
9. King Mob - 2.99%
10. Boot2dahead - 2.98%

Hopefully some of you are starting to feel and see the effects of your weight loss. I know for me, seeing the scale move in the right direction, no matter how much, is motivation for me to continue hitting it hard!

Everyone is doing an amazing job! Keep at it and let's get everybody to the 6% goal by the end of this!!!

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4. Board Game: Up And Down [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:7232]
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WEEK 4: Ups and Downs


Ups and downs are going to happen, especially when we're weighing ourselves so much more than we're used to. What matters is the overall trend. Up a pound one week, down two the next. That's a win Everybody's body is different. Don't dwell on how fast people are reaching percent goals, just focus on your own journey. You'll get there



Here is my Week 4 weight:

191.9lbs

Okay. Back down 2.8lbs. It's not quite back to my week 2 weight, but it's mostly there. I really don't like these swings, so hopefully I'll go down again next week.

We close on our new house this Thursday so hopefully I can get the stats updated earlier than that. If not, it may be slightly delayed.

WEEK 4 STATS!!!


Back on track this week! We didn't have as many of us weigh in this week, but there was some great stuff happening!

Here is where we are this week!

-We have a new weight of 13,700.57lbs or 6,214.48kg or 7,306,925 meeples.

-We lost 61.40lbs or 27.85kg or 32,746 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 229.05lbs or 103.90kg or 122,158 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 1.64% of our total weight so far.
-21 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 217.47lbs or 99.08kgs or 115,983 meeples.

-Here is a list of people who have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead
5. Personwholives
6. Tmcgrady
7. Chimpanzombie
8. M_Jeff
9. Chrishall20
10. King Mob
11. Skutsch
12. Jlucas85
13. Orriginal
14. Thrak76
15. Teriyaki Donuts
16. Kerningkev
17. Labrhat22
18. Lisaabbott78
19. Djthree6t
20. Peapicker
21. Mintylish

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 46 people or 72%
1-1.99% - 16 people or 25%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 27 people or 42%
1-1.99% - 12 people or 19%
2-2.99% - 12 people or 19%
3-3.99% - 7 people or 11%
4-4.99% - 3 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 2 people or 3%
6% or higher - 1 person or 2%

That's right! Ukraineboo has eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!! In just week 4!!! Keep it up!! Remember you have to FINISH the competition at 6% or higher to split the pot of gg. Great job! I know you will keep it up!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. Bryo4 - 2.17%
2. Ukraineboo - 2.09%
3. Djthree6t - 1.73%
4. Breakaway11 - 1.62%
5. Teriyaki Donuts - 1.58%
6. Skutsch - 1.46%
7. Personwholives - 1.45%
8. Sandmanx82 - 1.44%
9. Chrishall20 - 1.40%
10. Boot2dahead - 1.32%

Top 10 Overall
1. Ukraineboo - 6.35%
2. Breakaway11 - 5.19%
3. Tmcgrady - 5.17%
4. Boot2dahead - 4.26%
5. Chimpanzombie - 4.17%
6. Chrishall20 - 4.00%
7. Orriginal - 3.89%
8. M_Jeff - 3.77%
9. Skutsch - 3.62%
10. Lisaabbott78 - 3.59%

Now that the sting of the 4th is behind us, hopefully we can all stay on track..................until GenCon..............oh boy.....

Everyone is doing an amazing job! Keep at it and let's get everybody to the 6% goal by the end of this!!!

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5. Board Game: Don't Give Up the Ship [Average Rating:6.39 Unranked]
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WEEK 5: Turn the Ship!


Ups and downs are going to happen, especially when we're weighing ourselves so much more than we're used to. What matters is the overall trend. Up a pound one week, down two the next. That's a win Everybody's body is different. Don't dwell on how fast people are reaching percent goals, just focus on your own journey. You'll get there



Here is my Week 4 weight:

192.4lbs

Okay. Back up .5lbs. I'm starting to realize that whatever I'm doing just isn't working like it used to. The summer is a very difficult time to keep weight off. On the one hand I'm more active than the rest of the year, but on the other hand there are a TON of outdoor parties, which means barbecues galore. Oh boy...

I'm also very sorry for the delay this week both in this item as well as the stats, which will no doubt be late. We MOVE into our new house tomorrow and Thursday, so I'll be very quiet on here for a few days. Tho I know you guys will keep it going strong on the discussion thread in my absence

Thanks for your patience!!!

WEEK 5 STATS!!!


Moving hiatus, my apologies on the delay, but here we go for the week five stats!!

Here is where we are this week!

-We have a new weight of 13,645.94lbs or 6,189.70kg or 7,277,789 meeples.

-We lost 54.63lbs or 24.78kg or 29,136 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 283.68lbs or 128.68kg or 151,294 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 2.04% of our total weight so far.
-24 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 216.60lbs or 98.25kgs or 115,520 meeples.

-Here is a list of people who have eclipsed the 5lb milestone!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead
5. Personwholives
6. Tmcgrady
7. Chimpanzombie
8. M_Jeff
9. Chrishall20
10. King Mob
11. Skutsch
12. Jlucas85
13. Orriginal
14. Thrak76
15. Teriyaki Donuts
16. Kerningkev
17. Labrhat22
18. Lisaabbott78
19. Djthree6t
20. Peapicker
21. Mintylish
22. Esirof
23. Spacenut
24. Ferretzz

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead
5. Thrak76
6. Jlucas85
7. Chrishall20
8. Personwholives
9. Tmcgrady
10. Chimpanzombie
11. M_Jeff
12. Skutsch
13. Orriginal

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 44 people or 69%
1-1.99% - 17 people or 27%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 1 people or 2%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 25 people or 39%
1-1.99% - 13 people or 20%
2-2.99% - 6 people or 9%
3-3.99% - 9 people or 14%
4-4.99% - 3 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 5 people or 8%
6% or higher - 3 person or 5%

That's right! Ukraineboo, Tmcgrady and Breakaway11 have eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!! In just week 5!!! Keep it up!! Remember you have to FINISH the competition at 6% or higher to split the pot of gg. Great job! I know you will keep it up!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. Mashpotassium - 3.01%
2. Thrak76 - 2.29%
3. Jlucas85 - 2.09%
4. Orriginal - 1.73%
5. Gelichor - 1.65%
6. Birdman284 - 1.580%
7. Ukraineboo - 1.578%
8. Chrishall20 - 1.574%
9. Esirof - 1.43%
10. Skutsch - 1.29%

Top 10 Overall
1. Ukraineboo - 7.83%
2. Tmcgrady - 6.32%
3. Breakaway11 - 6.26%
4. Jlucas85 - 5.564%
5. Orriginal - 5.556%
6. Chrishall20 - 5.51%
7. Boot2dahead - 5.11%
8. Chimpanzombie - 5.09%
9. Skutsch - 4.86%
10. M_Jeff - 4.85%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job! Keep at it and let's get everybody to the 6% goal by the end of this!!!

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6. Board Game: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:576]
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WEEK 6: The Looming Light!


We're getting closer now to the end. Hard to believe, isn't it? Feels like we just got started! Only a few weeks left, how close are you to achieving your goal?? Keep it up and finish strong!!



Here is my Week 6 weight:

194.9lbs

Okay. Up 2.5lbs. This challenge has been very abysmal. I'm basically back to where I started. It's very frustrating, but so much has been going on lately what with the move that it's a bit to be expected. If I'm being honest with myself I just haven't been taking this challenge seriously. Why? I have no idea. Last challenge I was gung-ho. I was ready to drop the lbs. This time I'm just so lackadaisical. I want to be good and then I find an excuse not to be and I go for it.

New goal. The 6% is out the window, so time to reel it in and finish strong. I'm going to right this ship. It will probably happen outside of this current challenge, but it will be righted. I'm all in again.

My vow

Stats to come tomorrow or Thursday!

WEEK 6 STATS!!!


Back on schedule this week!

Here is where we are!

-We have a new weight of 13,589.01lbs or 6,163.88kg or 7,247,427 meeples.

-We lost 56.93lbs or 25.82kg or 30,362 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 340.61lbs or 154.50kg or 181,656 meeples!!! That's absolutely incredible!!!

-We have lost 2.45% of our total weight so far.
-29 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 215.70lbs or 97.84kgs or 115,039 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead
5. Thrak76
6. Jlucas85
7. Chrishall20
8. Personwholives
9. Tmcgrady
10. Chimpanzombie
11. M_Jeff
12. Skutsch
13. Orriginal
14. Teriyaki Donuts

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 49 people or 77%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 16%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 8%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 22 people or 34%
1-1.99% - 12 people or 19%
2-2.99% - 5 people or 8%
3-3.99% - 7 people or 11%
4-4.99% - 4 people or 6%
5-5.99% - 8 people or 13%
6% or higher - 6 people or 9%

That's right! Ukraineboo, Tmcgrady, Chrishall20, Breakaway11, Jlucas85 and Orriginal have eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!! In just week 6!!! Keep it up!! Remember you have to FINISH the competition at 6% or higher to split the pot of gg. Great job! I know you will keep it up!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. Lisaabbott78 - 2.89%
2. Ajmotylinski - 2.81%
3. Amethyst246 - 2.78%
4. Pseudopserious - 2.63%
5. Gelichor - 2.20%
6. Chrishall20 - 1.70%
7. Tmcgrady - 1.53%
8. Webs05 - 1.44%
9. Teriyaki Donuts - 1.35%
10. Ukraineboo - 1.32%

Top 10 Overall
1. Ukraineboo - 9.04%
2. Tmcgrady - 7.76%
3. Chrishall20 - 7.12%
4. Breakaway11 - 6.75%
5. Jlucas85 - 6.20%
6. Orriginal - 6.11%
7. Gelichor - 5.94%
8. Boot2dahead - 5.53%
9. Skutsch - 5.43%
10. Thrak76 - 5.35%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job!

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7. Board Game: Cranium WOW [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3517]
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WEEK 7: Wow!


I can't believe next week is the last week. This challenge has really flown by. Have you done enough to be satisfied? What can you do in the final week to really kick it into high gear??



Here is my Week 7 weight:

195.9lbs

Okay. Up 1lb. GenCon was a very difficult test for my appetite in which I failed miserably. The pageantry of the event was so very exciting. What was I going to do, NOT go to the food trucks?? My first GenCon experience was incredible, and I don't feel bad about that, but at the end of it I was up another pound. That's the bad news.

The good news is that I went running last night with my sister. We ran the entire time for a mile and it felt TERRIBLE/AMAZING!! That's what I need. Someone else to do something about how fat I am

Seriously, though, unchecked I will just lose all control and spiral down into calorie hell. If someone is checking me, I will shape up and fly straight. So to my sister, if you're reading this (you're not), please please please don't stop motivating me!!

Stats to come today or tomorrow!

WEEK 7 STATS!!!


Here is where we are!

-We have a new weight of 13,563.51lbs or 6,152.31kg or 7,233,826.79 meeples.

-We lost 25.50lbs or 11.57kg or 13,600 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 366.11lbs or 166.06kg or 195,256 meeples!!! We'll break through 200,000 meeples next week!!!!

-We have lost 2.63% of our total weight so far.
-31 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 215.29lbs or 97.66kgs or 114,823 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead
5. Thrak76
6. Jlucas85
7. Chrishall20
8. Personwholives
9. Tmcgrady
10. Chimpanzombie
11. M_Jeff
12. Skutsch
13. Orriginal
14. Teriyaki Donuts
15. Gelichor
16. Birdman284

-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 55 people or 86%
1-1.99% - 7 people or 11%
2-2.99% - 2 people or 3%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 23 people or 36%
1-1.99% - 11 people or 17%
2-2.99% - 3 people or 5%
3-3.99% - 9 people or 14%
4-4.99% - 3 people or 5%
5-5.99% - 8 people or 13%
6% or higher - 7 people or 11%

That's right! Ukraineboo, Tmcgrady, Chrishall20, Breakaway11, Jlucas85 Orriginal and Chimpanzombie have eclipsed the 6% milestone!!!! In just week 7!!! Keep it up!! Remember you have to FINISH the competition at 6% or higher to split the pot of gg. Great job! I know you will keep it up!

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. Jlucas85 - 2.47%
2. Bryo4 - 2.07%
3. Djthree6t - 1.84%
4. Ukraineboo - 1.67%
5. Personwholives - 1.62%
6. Tmcgrady - 1.56%
7. Chrishall20 - 1.36%
8. Boot2dahead - 1.35%
9. Ajmotylinski - 1.20%
10. Chimpanzombie - 0.98%

Top 10 Overall
1. Ukraineboo - 10.57%
2. Tmcgrady - 9.20%
3. Jlucas85 - 8.52%
4. Chrishall20 - 8.38%
5. Boot2dahead - 6.81%
6. Breakaway11 - 6.09%
7. Chimpanzombie - 6.02%
8. Teriyaki Donuts - 5.98%
9. Gelichor - 5.94%
10. Ajmotylinski - 5.71%

Some really great things happening here this week!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job!

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8. Board Game: Trains and Stations [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:4737]
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WEEK 8: Pulling Into the Station!


Wow. This is the final week. How crazy has it been for everybody? For those of you who participated in the last challenge, how has this one gone compared to the last one? For me it's been abysmal, but that's okay! There is always time to turn it around. Maybe not this challenge, but in life in general.

All that's left is the final weigh-in on Monday, and we'll have our winners!!



Here is my Week 8 weight:

193.4lbs

Okay. Back down 2.5lbs. Back on track a bit. I'm eating better and getting back to a real sense of normalcy. It's been a crazy couple of months for me, what with work and moving and gencon and the kids and bla bla bla, no excuses, right??? Okay, okay

MAKE THIS LAST WEEK THE BEST WEEK YET!!!!!!!!!

WEEK 8 STATS!!!


Here is where we are heading into the final weigh-in!!

-We have a new weight of 13,523.63lbs or 6,134.22kg or 7,212,558 meeples.

-We lost 39.88lbs or 18.09kg or 21,269 meeples this week.

-As a group so far we've lost a total of 405.99lbs or 184.15kg or 216,525 meeples!!!!!

-We have lost 2.91% of our total weight so far.
-33 of us have lost at least 5lbs.
-Our new average weight is 214.66lbs or 97.37kgs or 114,485 meeples.

-Here are a list of people who have eclipsed the 10lb milestone!!
1. Ukraineboo
2. Breakaway11
3. Pellitieri
4. Boot2dahead
5. Thrak76
6. Jlucas85
7. Chrishall20
8. Personwholives
9. Tmcgrady
10. Chimpanzombie
11. M_Jeff
12. Peapicker
13. Orriginal
14. Teriyaki Donuts
15. Gelichor
16. Birdman284
17. ajmotylinski
18. Ferretzz
19. Mrblueesq
-Here is how the weekly percentages shook out:
Weekly Percentages
Under 1% - 52 people or 81%
1-1.99% - 12 people or 19%
2-2.99% - 0 people or 0%
3-3.99% - 0 people or 0%

Overall Percentages
Under 1% - 22 people or 34%
1-1.99% - 10 people or 16%
2-2.99% - 4 people or 6%
3-3.99% - 8 people or 13%
4-4.99% - 1 people or 2%
5-5.99% - 7 people or 11%
6% or higher - 12 people or 19%

Almost 20% of us have hit the goal so far! Who else will get there for the final weigh-in???

-And here are the top tens for the week!
Top 10 of the Week
1. Peapicker- 1.94%
2. Spacenut - 1.93%
3. Tmcgrady - 1.90%
4. Boot2dahead - 1.83%
5. Ajmotylinski - 1.72%
6. Labrhat22 - 1.38%
7. Adria - 1.31%
8. Sandmanx82 - 1.28%
9. Pellitieri - 1.20%
10. Chrishall20 - 1.12%

Top 10 Overall
1. Ukraineboo - 11.43%
2. Tmcgrady - 10.92%
3. Chrishall20 - 9.41%
4. Boot2dahead - 8.51%
5. Jlucas85 - 8.32%
6. Ajmotylinski - 7.33%
7. Teriyaki Donuts - 6.68%
8. Gelichor - 6.34%
9. M_Jeff - 6.19%
10. Orriginal - 6.11%

Rolling into the final weigh-in! Keep it up and power through the finish line strong!!!

Everyone is doing an amazing job!

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9. Board Game: Camel Up [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:385]
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FINAL!!!!!!!!!!


We made it! The end!! How did you do? Did you surprise yourself with how good you did? Hopefully you all got a bit healthier and can now live a bit longer to play some more games!

These challenges are really a great way for everyone to come together as a group and accomplish something big. Little by little we watched the weight melt off, and by the end of it we lost a very substantial amount! Here are the final stats!

The results are in!!!! The final results!!!! This is the moment we've all been waiting for!!!

meepleOur final group weight is 13,471.96lbs or 6,110.79kg or 7,185,000 meeples.

meepleWe lost 51.67lbs or 23.44kg or 27,557 meeples this week!!

meepleAs a group we lost a total of 457.66lbs or 207.59kg or 244,082 meeples!!!

meepleWe lost 3.29% of our total weight! We didn't quite meet the goal as a group, but did insanely well!!!
meepleOur new average weight is 213.84lbs or 97kg or 114,048 meeples!!!

[microbadge=35800 ]Here is the final list of all of us who completed the challenge!!!!!!mb

1. Ukraineboo
2. Tmcgrady
3. Chrishall20
4. Jlucas85
5. Ajmotylinski
6. Boot2dahead
7. Breakaway11
8. Gelichor
9. Teriyaki Donuts
10. Thrak76
11. Peapicker
12. Chimpanzombie
13. Pellitieri
14. Ferretzz
15. Skutsch
16. Birdman284
17. Lisaabbott78
18. Orriginal

Incredible!!! That's such an amazing accomplishment, everybody!!! You will all be receiving the 6% microbadge!!!

Of the people that lost the 6%:


Of the people that lost the 6%:


mbmbmbNow without further ado...the overall top ten!!!mbmbmb


Weekly % lost for the top three:


Overall % lost by week for the top three:



mbmbmbCongratulations to Ukraineboo for securing first place, and losing 12.87% WOW!!!mbmbmb

mbmbmbCongratulations to Tmcgrady for locking down second place, and losing 12.07%!!! Amazing job!! mbmbmb

mbmbmbFantastic job to Chrishall20 for finishing third and losing 11.26%!! Incredible work!!mbmbmb

Everyone has done an amazing job!! I'll have the pertinent microbadges awarded in the next day or so.

Other interesting stats:

meeple Of the 64 of us, 19% or 12 of us are Female and 81% or 52 of us are male. I wonder if this is representative of the user-base on BGG as a whole.

meeple Our ages range from 23 to 67, with the average age being 38.89.

meeple Of the women's ages, there are 0 in their 20's, 7 ladies in their 30's, 4 in their 40's, and 1 in their 50's.

meeple Of the men's ages, there are 5 in their 20's, 21 in their 30's, 18 in their 40's, 5 in their 50's, and 1 in their 60's.

meeple 49 of us are from the United States. Here are the different states people are from:

AZ - 3
CA - 7
CO - 2
IL - 3
IN - 3
LA - 1
MI - 7
MN - 2
NC - 1
NY - 5
OH - 3
OK - 1
OR - 1
PA - 1
TN - 1
TX - 5
VA - 1
WA - 1
WI - 1


meeple The other 15 of us are from different countries around the world:

Canada - 6
France - 1
Germany - 1
Hungary - 1
Iceland - 1
Israel - 1
UK - 3
Ukraine - 1


I'm so ridiculously proud of everybody who stuck it out!! Can't be happier. Hope to see you all in September for round three!!!
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