Info: - Start Date: Opening weigh-in week will be Monday, January 9th through Sunday, January 15th (although late sign-ups are still welcome and encouraged, and late arrivals have been winners in previous editions of TMBBL) - The competition will run 16 full weeks following Opening Week from January 9th through May 22nd, which begins the final weigh-in week. Contest ends the day before Memorial Day. - End Date: Final weigh-ins will be due the week of Monday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 28th - Contest is 20 weeks long to encourage healthy habits and weight loss, please see rules regarding drastic weight loss on a week-to-week basis (this is discouraged because of past contests won by extreme fasting/water weight manipulation) - $25 entry fee, will message Venmo information after you sign up *please make sure to send all venmo payments privately* - Results are determined by body weight % dropped (initial weigh-in minus final weigh-in divided by initial weigh-in) - Weekly results will be posted every Monday morning Rules: -For the initial weigh-in, post a picture of your scale with username and date somewhere in the pic. -Take a before pic with username and date (will only need to post if you place). The pic helps verify the weight loss and will help give you an idea of how much weight you've lost. -You must weigh-in each week (no photo required, simply a post with your weight some time between Monday and Sunday of each full week in the contest). -If you miss three consecutive weigh-ins, you will be disqualified. -Final weigh-in should include scale with username and date. -If you win, you should post an after pic with username and date alongside your before pic. - After the first week of weigh-ins following the initial weigh-in, if you post multiple weeks with double digit losses or post a loss greater than 10 lbs in the final week you will be disqualified. This is set up to encourage people to find healthy, long-term ways to improve their wellness and discourage extreme measures like fasting and dehydration. Winners: 1st place: ~70% of total pot 2nd place: ~20% of total pot 3rd place: ~5% of total pot Little Guy: ~5% of total pot -Little Guy (assuming more than one small guy signs up): for start weights 215 and under -Little Guy cannot both place and win Little Guy. If Little Guy gets 1st or 2nd, then the Little Guy award will go to the second place Little Guy. If the Little Guy gets 3rd, Little Guy will take the Little Guy award and the fourth place person will get the third place award. -If not enough folks sign up so that 3rd place and Little Guy win something, percentages/amounts will be shifted. This will occur at the beginning of the competition, and I will both edit this post and post a comment so everyone is aware. All health-related discussion is welcome, including from folks who aren’t participating in the competition. Our goal is to create a healthier TMB.