We'll have a small meetup right after the Fitocracy panel, 1:00 PM on Friday. This is conveniently 30 minutes after the PA Q&A. Challenge coins will be awarded to our winners there.
I kept meaning to make up some sort of swag, but I'm sorry it didn't happen this year. The only things I'll have to give out are 2 coins. And hugs.
Old stuff is old and being kept here so others can see what I tried (and failed) to do.
Welcome ladies, gentlemen and smizmars to the only thread completely dedicated to making PAX East 2012 the sexiest PAX yet!
We have a Fitocracy group, feel free to join: http://ftcy.co/vbq5sa
Ok, there are just a couple weeks till PAX so I thought I would update with the standings of our weight loss competition. Remember, highest percentage
weight lost gets a spiffy PAX East 2012 Challenge Coin for their very own.
The entrants and current percentages are as follows:
Dgeorge318 233.5 - 210.8 (-9.7%)
vttym 234 - 219 (-6.4%)
ishtra 148 - 138.6 (-6.35%)
LexiconGrrl 190 - 179 (-5.8%)
redfield85 243.2 - 231.0 (-5.0%)
Izzie 194 - 187 (-3.6%)
PurpleBek 170 - 164 (-3.5%)
PayneTrayne 258.6 - 250.4 (-3.1%)
browncoatbeth 197 - 192.0 (-2.5%)
TheAsianKnight 210 - 205 (-2.4%)
BaconSandwich 247.8 - 242.4 (-2.2%)
Direwolf 316 - 309 (-2.2%)
Dreamwish 252 - 252 (+/- 0%)
adidas.angel 134 - 134.5 (+0.4%)
SpectacledBear 261 - 262 (+0.4%)
If you are not on this list, you have not logged your weight more than twice. There is still time though! I know people are on different weigh-in schedules, but I would ask that everyone submit their final weigh-in on or before Wednesday, April 4th
so I can make final calculations and declare a winner. If you are the winner, you will need to be at the Fitness Group meetup at 1PM outside the Wyvern Theater, directly following the Fitocracy panel.
As far as our Fitocracy Group Challenge is concerned, MWX is currently in the lead, with PayneTrayne and Dgeorge318 hot on his tail. If Dgeorge, who is currently #1 on the weight loss competition, also takes #1, I will have to construct some sort of makeshift obstacle course so #2 on both Fitocracy and on weight loss must compete for the final prized Challenge Coin.
PAX East 2012 Get-In-Shapeathon!
What this is:
Get-In-Shapeathon is a bunch of nerds trying to increase their stats, and helping each other along the way. As opposed to last year, it is not a contest, but there are prizes!
Get-In-Shapeathon will run in two 6-month rounds, 4/6/11-10/5/11 and 10/6/11-4/6/2012. It's okay if you don't start right at the startup date, but your goals will be much easier to attain if you start early
Each entrant should set at least 3 Stat Boost goals and 1 Level Up Challenge per 6 month period. Stat Boosts could include building muscle (STR), honing a physical skill (DEX), endurance (CON), or anything else. I will allow just about anything so long as there is good reasoning behind it. Level Up Challenges should be something you want to attain in 6 months (lose a set amount of weight, run a half-marathon, etc.) Each Stat Boost gets you a +1 button of the appropriate stat, Level Up gets you a Level Up button.
What you need:
I would ask that entrants post an introduction and their list of 1st round Stat Boosts and Level Ups. If you feel like uploading a Before picture of a scale, bodyfat reading, or self photo (SFW obviously), that makes for some excellent motivation.
I would ask that entrants update weekly if possible. Once you have achieved a goal, please let me know so I can update my list.
This one kind of fizzled out last year, but I'm willing to give it another go. Basically, this is a challenge for all those who maybe feel like they were lugging a few extra pounds around the BCEC and want things to be different next year.
Right now, I'm just looking for interested people. If we get enough on board, we can set up some Official Rules.
I'm thinking the only way to make this fair, and also the least complicated is weight loss only
[EDIT no it's not]. Percentage lost seems to be the best way to keep an even playing field.
Anyway, post if you're interested and we'll build on this as we go! Thank you.