But we mean that in the nicest possible way.
Inspired by a call to “get healthy” from our Human Resources Director, Ellen Winterburn, the teams at DO MORE GOOD and MINDSCAPE squared off this winter for a healthy weight-loss competition.
Team members hoping to shed a few pounds stepped up to the scale in the official weigh-in on January 8. An interim weigh-in 4 weeks later served to light a fire under some and heighten the competition among others. Today’s final weigh-in revealed some big results.
Here’s the skinny
The biggest loser — which makes him the big winner — was Jim Hoogewind, representing Team MINDSCAPE. Jim, who describes himself as pretty competitive, lost a total of 11.91% of his body weight in just 8 weeks. Not too flabby… er, shabby, Jim. (We think he’s more than a little competitive.)
Jay Bolt, from DO MORE GOOD Team MI, shed 9.51% of his body weight — enough to claim the #2 spot in the competition.
The 3rd place honors go to DO MORE GOOD Team CO member Meghan Engdahl, who weighed in today at 5.58% below her starting weight.
Other big losers were Carrie Svoboda, Nick Palmiotti, and David Lucas — all representing DO MORE GOOD Team CO.
How did the states stack up?
MI (DO MORE GOOD Team MI + Team MINDSCAPE): 46.2 pounds
DO MORE GOOD Team CO: 19.2 pounds
That brings the total competition weight loss to 65.4 pounds! Congratulations to all our losers.