She is a running machine. Over the past several weeks, not only has she been eating like a monk, but she has been running over a hundred miles per week! Last week she set a new personal record of running 120 miles in one week (She NEVER runs on Sunday either).
So on Tuesday this week the 8 week competition ended and this afternoon she was given the results. She won! She lost 21.66% of her body weight over that time. Losing just over 38 pounds. The second place finisher lost 19.38%.
I asked Cathi to bring home from the results meeting some stats if they would give them to her. I'm a total nerd and wanted some data. Much of it is very disturbing....
Out of 107 participants:
- 54 ladies over 200 pounds
- 37 out of the 54 dropped out (68% gave up)
- Average lost among those who stuck with it in this group was 6.4%
- 51 ladies over 100 pounds
- 25 out of this 51 dropped out (49% gave up)
- Average lost among this group was 6.8%.
- 2 ladies over 300 pounds
I figured at the beginning that there would be some drop out rate, but not that much! And I had no idea that given such a huge field that she would be victorious and win the title, and a $1000 check! She won several things along the way for being the biggest loser for several weeks: a hour long massage, a months pass to a tanning salon (Thanks for giving that to me Cathi!), and a $25 gift certificate to a metal craft shop.
- 1 dropped out and the other lost 3.4% total (50% gave up)
Congratulations Cathi for not only doing so well and inspiring many people, but for ending up looking like a supermodel! That was the best $50 she ever spent!