Participants in the first six rounds of Win By Losing have lost the equivalent weight of three elephants.
Since fall of 2009, the Win by Losing weight-loss challenge has proven to be an effective and life-changing program for BCBSM members who participate. Throughout the six rounds held to date, participants from Blue Cross customer groups across the state have collectively lost more than 40,000 pounds — the weight equivalent of three elephants.
In round six, teams lost more than 11,300 pounds. TGI Direct, last year’s back-to-back winner, once again earned their bragging rights and this year, a few new companies earned theirs. Round six winners are:
- Manthei Inc., Petoskey, 10 or less participating employees, 108 pounds lost
- KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services, Boyne City, 11-29 participating employees, 117 pounds lost
- Sunset Association, Jenison, 30-59 participating employees, 430 pounds lost
- Magna Interior Trim Components, St. Clair and Detroit, 60 or more participating employees, 821 pounds lost
Throughout this nine-week program, Blue Cross provides participating groups with weekly motivation via email and free tools on bcbsm.com/yourhealth that are available for anyone’s use. Tools include wellness videos, meal plans, diet and exercise tips, and much more.
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