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Need to get more motivated? Maybe a little competition is what you need..
I cannot accept anyone whose BMI classifies them as underweight.

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The winner of each competition will be the person with the highest "score".
The reward? The satisfaction of knowing you won.

So, the competitions are:


Each week, who loses the most weight based on the amount of weight they need to lose to reach a BMI of 19, the lowest BMI one can have and still be healthy.
= weight lost during the week
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overall amount of weight to lose for BMI of 19

For example, I currently weigh 125 pounds. For my BMI to be 19, I must weigh 103.8 pounds. So, I have 21.2 pounds to lose. Say I lose 5 pounds in a month. 5 divided by 21.2, gives me a "score" of 23.5%. If someone else got a score of 25%, they would win the competition.

Note: I realize it will be harder for people who have more weight to lose to get a higher score. If many people join the community, I'll probably create a seperate competition to address this.


Another category for competition is Fitness:

Based on your fitness level.

Low-level: doesn't exercise every week, and/or exercises less than thirty minutes a week

- Score is calculated by dividing number of minutes exercised a week by 30.
- When a person has exercised for more than thirty minutes a week for two consecutive weeks,
then they advance to the next category.

Mid-level- exercises more than 30 minutes and up to 2 hours a week

- Score is calculated by dividing number of minutes exercised by 120.
- When a person has exercised for more than 120 minutes a week for two consecutive weeks,
then they advance to the next category.

High-level- exercises more than 2 hours a week

- Score is calculated by dividing number of hours exercised by 7.
- I think the most anyone who would need to be in this community would exercise is an 7 hours a week. The only case in which someone exercises more than 7 hours a week, and still doesn't have a BMI of 19, that I can think of, would be if that person ate a lot of unhealthy food. In which case, that person will just have to eat better.

I wanted to have a competition for eating healthiest, but I couldn't come up with irrefutable criteria. If you have any suggestions, please suggest.

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