KHC’s third annual ‘Solution to Your Resolution’ comes to a close
The third annual Solution to Your Resolution community weight loss challenge officially came to a close on Friday, April 17. The 12-week challenge, hosted by Kindhearted Homecare, was extended three weeks this year due to COVID-19, however some great results still showed when the teams stepped on the scale. According to Kindhearted Home Care owner, Diane Goetsch, this year saw an increase in numbers, with 86 people participating on 16 different teams.
“This was our third year hosting this event,” said Goetsch. “I’m so amazed by the participation of community members and we always see new faces, it isn’t the same people participating each year. It is a great event and I love hosting it and the community seems to love participating in it.”
This year saw those 86 people lose a grand total of 1,046.6 pounds. The team that led the way was “Mission Slimpossible”, losing the highest percentage of weight out of the 16 teams. Although they had the highest percentage of weight loss, the “Coming in Hot” Merrill Fire Department team lost the most total weight. According to Goetsch, the competition was very tight this year.
“The Merrill Fire Department had a team this year, called “Coming in Hot”. They did a great job, losing more weight than any other team,” explained Goetsch. “Although they did lose the most weight, we chose the winner based off percentage of weight lost, so our winner this year was “Mission Slimppossible”. It was very close though, all of the top three teams were separated by less than 0.5%.”
The top four weight loss teams include: Mission Slimpossible; Coming in Hot– Merrill Fire Department; Belly Bail Out; POUND Droppin’ Mamas– POUND Class.
Outside of the team competition, Kindhearted also recognized the male and female with the highest percentage of weight lost. The male winner was John Kraegenbrink and the female winner was Jamie Pieper.
“Unfortunately, we were unable to hold an Awards Ceremony this year with baskets and prizes,” added Goetsch. “We have decided to instead give out Chamber Gift Certificates for the winners. This gives all participants an option to support the local businesses that they choose.”
“We will be doing this event again next year for sure,” continued Goetsch. “The community enjoys it and we love hosting it.”