I cannot accept anyone whose BMI classifies them as underweight.
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 ___________________________ 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.