£ for lb 12 Week challenge – Results
The Trust took part in ‘Businesses in the Community’ £ for lb 12 Week challenge. Between January and April 2014 the Trust staff participating attended weekly weigh in sessions in Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Magherafelt and were provided with support and advice on healthy eating and physical activity to help them lose weight.
Number of participants at start Week 1= 149
Number of participants finishing Week 12= 57
Number of employees who have lost 12lbs or more in 12 weeks= 11
Total number of lbs lost from all participants= 459½ lbs
Total number of inches lost from waist from all participants= 166½ inches
Weight loss of participant who has lost the most weight= 33½ lbs
Starting weight= 14 stone
Finishing weight= 11st 8½ lbs
At the end of the 12 week challenge participants were asked to donate £1 (to their chosen charity) for every 1lb weight lost.
A total of £800 has been forwarded to MACMILLAN Cancer Support.
9th May 2014