Biggest Loser among Pikeville, KY Firefighters

By: Randy Yohe Email
By: Randy Yohe Email

A weight loss challenge we helped kick off among the city workers in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Pikeville's 911 coordinator and the biggest loser coordinator has the info on the city workers weight loss challenge.

Paul Maynard was among the 19 city workers who started back in January. The seven or eight who finished, including Paul, lost more than 400 lbs total, despite some unexpected personal challenges, Maynard was the second biggest loser with 35 pounds down.

“We had a death in the family, and some other stuff, I lost time at the gym. Now, it's a lifestyle change,” Paul Maynard said.

Police Chief James Adkins says he might have lost more than eight pound total if he hadn't had suffered his second heart attack.

“It made me quit fried foods for baked,” James Adkins said.

The biggest loser was Pikeville Fire Chief Ronald Conn, who used the city's popular employee fitness center to lose 41 pounds in six months.

“I had to learn what to eat, how much and when,” Ronald Conn said.

All these losers know the point of this contest was to begin a lifelong healthy marathon, not a sprint. The city of Pikeville will challenge its employees to another biggest loser contest in January of 2008, when they hope to double their more than 400 pound total loss.

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