County Weight-Loss Competition Returns For 2017

wight-loss-ladyJasper (Local Sources) – The Dubois County Visitors Center says it is once again hosting a 10-week weight-loss competition for 2017, similar to the weight-loss competition that took place in 2013, 2014, and> 2016.

This competition will hold a person accountable to their weight-loss goals as well as give money to individuals who lose the highest percentage of weight loss.

The initial weigh-in will be taking place Tuesday, January 3rd.  Participants can come to do their weigh-in anytime from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm EST at the Dubois County Visitors Center located at 2704  Newton Street, Jasper, Indiana.

If a person is unable to make it that Tuesday evening for the initial weigh-in, he or she may come in January 3rd through January 6th (Wednesday-Friday) during work hours and based on availability between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

Those wanting to perform the weigh-in Wednesday through Friday, please call first to schedule a time in case the Dubois County Visitors Center staff is called out of the office at 812-482-9115.

The initial fee to enter the competition is $10. If a person misses a weekly weigh-in, he or she will have to pay $1 for every weekly weigh-in that is missed.

Weekly weigh-ins will be taking place every Tuesday evening at 5:15 p.m. EST or during the work day from 8 am until 4 pm EST on Mondays or Tuesdays, whichever times works best for each individual in that given week.

Each week during the weekly weigh-ins, if no weight is lost, the person will have to pay $1. If weight is gained, the person will have to pay $1 per pound gained. For example, if a person gains two pounds in a given week, that person will have to pay $2.

Weight-loss measurements will be based on percentage of weight-loss and not on pounds lost. No other individuals, besides the person conducting the weigh-ins, will know the other participants’ weight.

A weekly progress report will be sent to the individuals participating in the competition to keep track of where they stand on their goals, as well as their ranking in comparison to others in the competition.

The person that loses the highest percentage of weight-loss will be receiving the majority of the money collected with a smaller percentage  given to other places based on the total amount collected.

Some years there has only been first and second place prize winners, and other years there has been up to fifth place prize winners. A small percentage will also be going towards charity to the Dubois County Community Food Bank.

For more information, please contact Whitney Hall at the Dubois County Visitors Center at 812-309-9584 or email her at

Disclaimer: This weight-loss competition is not in any way affiliated with “The Biggest Loser” program and television show. This is more of an on  your own type of program. Participants are welcome to get trainers or whatever he or she would like to do in order to lose weight, but they will not be provided.

However, people will be able to socialize and schedule at their own group exercise if they wish. The weigh-in will be taking place at our Visitor Center office, which is connected to the Dubois County Museum.

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