I was so excited and “blown away” at the commitment, dedication, and healthy competition
Since one of Bronson’s key behaviors for employees is to Be Well, a group of us from the OR/post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)/pre-post surgery units competed in our own weight loss competition. We wanted to lose weight, and also be healthier all around.
We started on January 11 with a weigh in, and ended on March 11 with a final weigh in. Winners were determined by percentage of weight loss using The Biggest Loser calculation. Each week, I monitored the competition, with emails that included exercise and food options, and inspirational messages to keep the participants “on track”.
I was so excited and literally “blown away” at the commitment, dedication, and healthy competition! In the end, our top winner lost 19.2% of his body weight!! Winners were:
Tony – 41.6 lbs down (19.21% of his body weight)
Shelly – 30.9 lbs down (16.81% of her body weight)
Peggy – 27.8 lbs down (16.10% of her body weight)
Jenna – 21.9 lbs down (14.77% of her body weight)
Vicky – 21.6 lbs down (10.54% of her body weight)
These top 5 people cumulatively lost 143.8 lbs………how cool is that?!! And 22 of the 32 participants weighed in for a total cumulative weight loss of 311.2 lbs!!