Thin It To Win It Wins It All!
Our latest corporate Team Challenge ended strong in late June, making Davita Rx’s employees the latest group of employees to lose weight (almost 2600 pounds!) and improve their health! We know everyone’s been waiting for the final results, so without further delay….here they are!
rPhentermines – 3rd place/$3,000 Winners!
Percent Weight Lost: 12.43%
Total Pounds Lost: 147 pounds
The rPhentermines are a group of co-workers that consider themselves like extendedfamily. They’ve enjoyed teaming up in the past for other health/fitness related missions, and each knew the others were high achievers. When the opportunity came up for them to team up, they were all over it!
Their goal and biggest driver was a healthier lifestyle followed by weight-loss, and each felt a strong sense of responsibility towards the others to make sure that happened.
Because they worked together, they often saw each other in the office to check-in daily, but they also sent weekly emails and texts frequently to keep one another on track. Each week they would also send a shout-out email, where teammates would be recognized for scale victories, non-scale victories and healthy eating successes. Lunches and walks with teammates were also a fairly regular occurrence.
So what’s next for this crew? “A few of us have ultimate goals that we are still working towards. We have made a promise to one another to continue supporting each other.”
Congratulations to the rPhentermines, well done!
Mission Slimpossible – 2nd place/$5,000 Winners!
Percent Weight Lost: 13.11%
Total Pounds Lost: 162 pounds
When Joe G. shared the opportunity to lose weight and win cash with his family, they were all ready to come on board as part of the team. Everyone felt they had weight to lose and some health problems that could be improved along with it.
It wasn’t always easy for this team, as most teams do they had some ups and downs and sticky spots, but teammate John S. shared that they tried to always be encouraging toward one another, and worked together to try to make healthier choices. Being family, they ate together 2-3 times each week, and even got a few workouts in together. Being around one another and seeing each other do well also proved exceptionally beneficial to the team, as no one wanted to fall behind. He says, “once we started seeing results, it made it easier to stick with it and not cheat, plus also seeing everyone else doing well, we all wanted to keep pace!”
Their hard work and perseverance definitely paid off! Besides the obvious weight loss (over 160 pounds, combined!) John S. says he’s more nimble, lighter on his feet and having less knee pain. The team on a the whole is looking and feeling better, health issues have improved, AND two of his teammates are now able to put their arms around each other when they hug! On three….awwwww!
The accountability proved crucial to their success, and we think it’ll remain that way – they are all still working out and plan to continue with their journey. And with their cash? They’ve already got a family vacation planned for later in the summer, they’ll enjoy it together with a little r’n’r!
Congratulations team Mission Slimpossible!
Thin It To Win It – 1st place/$10,000 Winners!
Percent Weight Lost: 16.59%
Total Pounds Lost: 191 pounds
Team captain Keidra C. was definitely in it to win it from the very start. She had just started back to work after maternity leave when the challenge was announced. She was on a mission then to lose “the baby weight” and she set off to find a team!
The first person she recruited was her husband, she knew the two of them would work well together and keep each other motivated. After that, Keidra held interviews with her coworkers for the remaining slots on her team! Now you know she was serious!
The first criteria? Weight loss had to be the top priority, money second. Next? Everyone had to commit to exercise at least five days per week for one hour per day! And commit they did. Keidra’s plan for a rock solid team came together. They were supportive and united in their goals! They helped each other change up their plans when struggling, sent out daily text reminders to one another, and got together regularly for weekly weigh-ins. Keidra says they also used the website to their advantage, they were highly motivated by the ribbons and set their goals to achieve as many ribbons as possible from the start.
Besides losing a combined total of over 190 pounds (!), the team reports their blood work is better than ever. Keidra said, “my coworkers and I really made a lifestyle change. We feel great, we look great, and none of us want to go backwards.” Now that the challenge is over, the team says they’re all committed working on their goals and they continue to get together for weekly weigh-ins and motivation!
Congratulations team Thin It To Win It! You did it!
We also had a five way tie when it came to individual ribbon prize winners! These prizes are awarded to the top 4 (or more in the case of a tie) individuals achieving the most ribbons who are not already on a winning team. Congratulations to all our high achievers below, taking home $80 each:
||from team Cake Balls of Fire!
||from team Metabolism Maniacs
||from team Team Determined
||from team Gut Busters
||from team Sugar-Free|
Congratulations to all our teams and participants for a spectacular challenge!
and win big bucks as you lose weight!