Many of my colleagues and I have been playing variations of the Biggest Loser for the past 7 or 8 years. It's fun, usually, and it keeps us watching what we eat. Some of us have a lot to lose, some just a muffin top, and others simply want to maintain their current weight. To accommodate all of our weight loss goals, we created this version of the Biggest Loser.
1. Determine a start and end date. Each player weighs in on the start date and contributes $5 to the pot. CM has a great digital scale that she leaves in her classroom for our use. Each player also receives a raffle ticket.
2. Each player weighs in weekly and records the new weight. If you lose more than a pound, you get TWO raffle tickets; any weight loss up to a pound earns ONE ticket, and zero weight gain or loss gets nothing. If you gain any, however, you drop $5 in the pot.
3. At the end of the contest, the raffle tickets are put in a bucket and a single name is drawn, winner takes all.
I received my "winnings" at lunch and was quite pleased to see $40. Well of course it started burning a hole in my pocket immediately. I knew I had to treat myself to something equine related, but what would it be? I had to stop by Target for some household stuff after work on Friday, so I thought I might browse the Active Wear section; $40 goes quickly there. Here's what my weight loss got me:
So I now have some new socks, a riding top, and a sports bra to wear with my two pairs of brand new breeches. Hold the phone, boys; this girl is rockin' it!