Underground Elders – Before
As a result of their hard work and dedication, team Underground Elders finished extremely strong in the HealthyWage Matchup contest and came in first place, overall, amongst all participating teams!
Underground Elders lost a total of 204 pounds, an incredible 41 pounds per person!
The success of the group was led by Kevin Macy who lost an astounding 20.7% of his starting body weight!
Teamwork was the central theme that the Underground Elders utilized to achieve such amazing results. According to Kevin,
“Most weeks, we met together as a group at least once a week. We e-mailed each other almost daily, or sometimes multiple times a day, with encouragement and updates. We updated each other on how many calories we were eating, what exercise we were doing, and what our weight was. We were able to encourage each other and give each other advice which helped us lose our desired amount of weight.”
Underground Elders – After
This level of communication afforded the Underground Elders the opportunity to share and discuss their dieting and exercise methods as well as keep track of their progress. Now that the competition has ended, team member Amy Ehlinger remarked that
“I feel like after 12+ weeks of doing this challenge it is not really a “diet” anymore but has become a lifestyle change. I have so much more energy now. I love the feeling I have after finishing a run. I plan on keeping up healthy eating and running regularly. I also got rid of all my clothes that are too big because I don’t want to be that size again. “
Inspiring these long term lifestyle changes is a major part of our mission here at HealthyWage and we are especially happy when our participants use the competition as a springboard to jumpstart their new, healthier lives. Congratulations and best of luck to team Underground Elders!