“Biggest Loser Challenge” weight loss contest is back and bigger than ever

Tom Henihan
Express Staff


It is that time of year again when New Year’s resolutions are retired for another year but a genuine, attainable challenge still feels necessary.
The ”Biggest Loser” weight loss contest is one challenge that may fit the bill. This is the second year McLennan Parks and Recreation Board has put on the “Biggest Loser Challenge”, and as last year was something of a pilot program, it was available only to McLennan residents.
However, last year being a success with 40 contestants, the Board decided to extend the contest to the entire Smoky River Region.
The Biggest Loser Challenge and weigh-in begins on Thursday February 4, with subsequent weekly weigh-ins every Thursday in a private room at Jonesies Hair Boutique in McLennan. The contest runs for 12 weeks until Thursday April 21.
At each weigh-in, if the contestant has not managed to lose weight, they are asked to donate a toonie. The proceeds from the contest will go towards subsidizing the pond hockey program in McLennan.
The percentage of weight a contestant loses during the Biggest Loser Challenge will be determined by dividing the number of pounds lost by the contestant’s starting weight and multiplying that number by one-hundred.
The contestant who loses the greatest percentage of weight wins the grand prize of $1,000.
For more information, contact Carol Stenhouse at 780-837-6376 – Marie-Anne Jones at 780-837-4718 or Chantal Drouin at 780-837-0290.


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