Biggest Loser Contest held in California

Area participants of The Biggest Loser Spring 2013 Contest in California April 3-May 22, shown May 22 at JCMG, California, front row, from left, are Lynnette Morse, Dr. Sara Bohn,  Micky Sommerer, Tammy Sommerer, Linda Baer and Jalin Bolinger; back row, Dwight Hatfield, Suzanne Strein, Virginia Kirchhoff, Betty Kirchoff, Joyce Crook, Doris Imhoff and Denise Russell. (Sally Vogel, Gwen Fletcher, Lynn Nolasco, Brandi Phillips, Isabella Phillips, Jill Hampton, Angie Butts, Kristina Craven, Emma Huhmann, Brenda Hickman, Brian Driscol, Tammy Bleich and Melinda Fast were not present for the picture.)

Area participants of The Biggest Loser Spring 2013 Contest in California April 3-May 22, shown May 22 at JCMG, California, front row, from left, are Lynnette Morse, Dr. Sara Bohn, Micky Sommerer, Tammy Sommerer, Linda Baer and Jalin Bolinger; back row, Dwight Hatfield, Suzanne Strein, Virginia Kirchhoff, Betty Kirchoff, Joyce Crook, Doris Imhoff and Denise Russell. (Sally Vogel, Gwen Fletcher, Lynn Nolasco, Brandi Phillips, Isabella Phillips, Jill Hampton, Angie Butts, Kristina Craven, Emma Huhmann, Brenda Hickman, Brian Driscol, Tammy Bleich and Melinda Fast were not present for the picture.) Photo by April Arnett.

The Biggest Loser Spring 2013 Contest was held in California April 3-May 22, where area participants paired up in teams of two (a total of 13 teams) to compete to lose the most weight and ultimately win the grand prize.

Participants paid $1 for every pound gained up front, and at the end of the contest, the team that lost the most weight won the jackpot. After the final weight in, the entire group lost over 1,000 lbs. Mission accomplished!

Participant Linda Baer said, "Initially, we did the contest just with people we work with here at JCMG. Then we decided to include people out of the office for the next contest. Anyone could join in."

Thus the Biggest Loser Spring 2013 Contest.

"We talked about donating the money raised from the contest," Baer said. "But this way, the winners can do whatever they want, donate to their own favorite charity, or go out and buy a new bathing suit!"

The next contest, Biggest Loser Summer 2013, will begin July 10 and continue through Aug. 28. The competition is open to anyone who would like to participate at a cost of $10 ($1 for every lb. gained).

Participants must weigh in at JCMG, California, by 5 p.m. July 10, in order to compete.

During the contest, weigh-in will be done every Wednesday at JCMG, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded by individual percentage of weight loss.

For more information, call 573-796-3600.

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