With just one week to go in our famlly weight-loss contest, we still haven’t settled on a prize – or whether the winning team will be determined by pounds or percentage of weight lost.
Strangely, no one seems to be obsessing about this – not even the kids. It’s like everybody’s had so much fun with the competition that it feels more like we’re playing for kickball-game bragging rights than anything else. (And in our family over the years, kickball game victories have sometimes been taken pretty seriously.)
The main thing is that all eight participants on the four competing teams have lost at least some weight, and three individuals have cracked double digits all on their own: Colleen, Traci and Ben. (Colleen remains the top individual “loser,” at 12.2 pounds.)
After week 5, here are the standings:
- Colleen and I, 18.0 pounds.
- Ben and Mason, 16.7 pounds
- Traci and Grandpa, 15.0 pounds
- Brent and Madison, 11.0 pounds.