Thursday, March 29, 2012


We finished another Biggest Loser Monday night. We started with 32 people, and 14 people made the final weigh-in for a 43.75% completion ratio. There were 3-4 others still participating that couldn’t make it, so we probably finished up around 50%.

Our final workout was a 5K (3.1 mi) out at the football field track. We’re often able to participate in official 5K events, but since there weren’t any going on nearby, I decided to have them do their own 5K.

It’s definitely more interesting doing an official event, instead of doing 12 and ¼ laps around a track, because you actually get to go somewhere. It’s also more exciting when you have a whole bunch of people doing it, so people tend to push themselves more. Still, it’s good to go out there and see how long it takes, even if you have to do it on a track or a treadmill.

In the next Biggest Loser “16”, there will be a couple opportunities to do an “official” 5K. One will be a straight 5K over at Sarah Bush, and the other will be a 5K plus mud and 10 obstacles in Terre Haute for those who dare!

In the end, it’s about challenging yourself. Some people use the events to ensure they’ll train, which keeps them active and healthy. Others do them because they want a new challenge.

That’s the same reason people do Biggest Loser. While some need to lose a lot of weight, others just want to get in shape, but with a little push, and accountability. Over the last 12 weeks, this group worked out harder than ever, right from the start, and it’s going to be the same thing with the next group, starting next week!

This week’s Biggest Loser was Leslie Shanks, who lost 2.1% of her body weight and 3.4 lbs. Beverly Weger placed second, losing 1.9% and 3.2 lbs. Laken Pennington was third, losing 1.5% and 2.0 lbs. Sandra Soberg was fourth, losing 1.4% and 1.6 lbs, and Brad Adams placed fifth, losing 1.0% and 2.2 lbs.

Our overall Biggest Loser was Laken Pennington, who lost 23.0% of her body weight and 31.2 lbs! Second place overall went to Amy Church, who lost 17.1% and 20.0 lbs. Here’s a complete list of the top ten finishers:

1. Laken Pennington: 23.0%, 31.2 lbs
2. Amy Church: 17.1%, 20.0 lbs
3. Beverly Weger: 15.2%, 24.6 lbs
4. Leslie Shanks: 13.1%, 20.6 lbs
5. Sandra Soberg: 11.6%, 13.0 lbs
6. Jennifer Abernathy: 11.2%, 19.4 lbs
7. Jodi Theirl: 11.0%, 16.0 lbs
8. Greg Stuck: 10.8%, 19.6 lbs
9. Angie Adams: 8.8%, 11.8 lbs
10. Brad Adams: 8.3%, 17.4 lbs

If you want a push this summer, and want to participate in the next Biggest Loser “16”, you need to let me know as soon as possible. The first weigh-in and workout will be this Monday, April 2nd at 6pm, so let’s get started!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through Facebook at !

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