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Biggest BLUE Loser

What You Need to Know: 

Need a little extra motivation to help you lose weight and keep it off? Then the Biggest Blue Loser challenge is for you! This annual, 10-week competition is open to new or current Weight Loss Matters participants who are ready to push themselves to the next level. You’ll enjoy accountability, support, and the guidance of registered dietitians. The top three males and females, based on percentage of weight lost, will be crowned Biggest Blue Loser winners and receive prize packages! When the first 10 weeks are over, challenge yourself to keep the weight off to receive additional prizes! Learn more about Weight Loss Matters »

Biggest Blue Loser finishers, on average, lost 10 pounds or 5 percent of their body weight during the 2012-2013 competition.

Read the success stories from last year's winners here »

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After 10 weeks of hard work, including lots of food diaries and exercise, we are excited to announce the winners of the Biggest Blue Loser competition!

 

Top Females (it was a close one!)

1st place: Janet F. (online class): Lost 4.63% of body weight

2nd place: Angela P. (online class): Lost 4.55% of body weight

3rd place: Judy D. (Tuesday lunch class): Lost 4.51% body weight

 

Top Males

1st place: John S. (Tuesday evening class): Lost 14.3% of body weight

2nd place: Earl B. (Tuesday lunch class): Lost 4.1% of body weight

 

Congratulations to the Biggest Blue Loser “finishers,” who completed all of the competition requirements:

Ann H. (online class)

Beth K. (online class)

Linda R. (Tuesday lunch class)

Kate S. (Tuesday evening class)

Our winners will be awarded prize packages and all finishers will receive a special prize! We are so proud of everyone – it’s great to be a loser! :)

 

Follow @UK_Wellness on Twitter and join us in using #BiggestBlueLoser to share your updates.

Prizes for Winners

Biggest Prize Packages will go to...

  • Biggest Blue Loser - 1st place individual male and female losers

Prizes are offered as "choose your own adventure" packages. Past recipients have selected options such as: massage, cooking class date night, wardrobe makeover with a stylist or personalized grocery store tour and shopping spree with a registered dietitan. Winners will be able to choose from these options - or build their own package from a list of more options.

  • 2nd and 3rd place individual male and female losers

Prizes are offered as "choose your shopping spree" package. Past recipients have selected options such as: workout gear and supplies or cookware from Target. Winners will be able to choose from these options - or build their own package from a list of more options.

Criteria for winning the title, "Biggest Blue Loser": Finishing with the greatest percentage of weight loss (NOT total pounds lost).

Finisher Prizes will go to...

All participants who finish the competition!

Criteria for finishing: 

  • Join Weight Loss Matters and follow your personalized meal plan from our registered dietitians.
  • Exercise for 150 minutes per week for at least 8 weeks
  • Complete and turn in food diaries for at least 8 weeks
  • Attend weekly classes for at least 8 out of the 10 weeks