Monday, August 6, 2007

El Cubano Gordo Winner (Before and After)

Steve in 2005

Steve in 2007

The El Cubano Gordo Champion

After four months of intense weight loss work, Steve L. walked away with the first El Cubano Gordo title on Saturday night. Weighing in at 180.4 lbs, and looking a bit like Jack Lalaine from the Super Juicer infomercial, Steve lost 24.6 pounds or 12% of his body weight.

I must admit that the first few weeks of the contest sucked. Displaying your weight to the world, disclosing your love of chili cheese fries, and showing a photo where you resemble piglet are all humbling experiences. But a few months later - and 82 collective pounds thinner - I think it is fair to say we've learned something tried and true: eating better, exercising more and having the support of some burger chomping friends are the simple answers to losing weight. I want to also thank all of our loyal readers (the four of you know who you are) in helping us along in the challenge. Here are the final stats:

Second Place: Tom H.

Starting Weight: 198.0 lbs
Current Weight: 178.8 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 19.2 lbs
Percentage Lost: 9.7%

Third Place: Al M.
Starting Weight: 242.8 lbs
Current Weight: 222 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 20.8 lbs
Percentage lost: 8.57%

Fourth Place: Frank P
Starting Weight: 182.0 lbs
Current Weight: 172.0 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 10 lbs
Percentage lost: 5.49%

Fifth Place: Noah R.

Starting Weight: 180.8
Current Weight: 173.8
Total Weight Loss: 7 lbs
Percentage lost: 3.87%

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