What is the Win by Losing weight loss challenge?
Who is this for?
This information explains more about how the Win by Losing weight loss competition works.
Win by Losing is a weight loss competition sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. It helps you and your employees support each other while getting healthy. Any company in Michigan that offers Blues insurance can compete. Your employees don't have to be enrolled in order to participate.
We host Win by Losing competitions twice a year. The first program begins in late February and the second after Labor Day.
Registration opens one week before the competition begins. During registration, there will be a Register button at the top of the Win by Losing Weight Loss Challenge page. You’ll need your company name, the number of participating employees and the total starting weight of your team.
How it works
We divide teams into four divisions based on the number of participants.
- 10 or fewer
- 11 to 29
- 30 to 59
- 60 or more
Each Friday, you'll go to the Win by Losing page and choose the Report Weight Loss button. You'll enter the pounds your team lost or gained for the week. At the end of the competition, the team with the largest percentage of weight loss in each division wins a trophy and t-shirts for all participants.
You can find the program toolkit on the right hand side of the Win by Losing page. There are diet and exercise tips, recipes and meal plans to help your employees reach their goals.
Our members get some extra resources through their online account. After you log in to bcbsm.com, you can:
- Complete a health assessment
- Get personalized tips from the Balance® and Nourish® coaching programs
- Find discounts on groceries, workout clothes and gym memberships through Healthy Blue Xtras
You’ll get weekly emails from Win by Losing. You can also see updates and news on the website.