How they fared

The 14 contestants who finished Lighten Up in 2011 lost a total of 402.6 pounds during the six-month contest. At the final weigh-in, the contestants came close to meeting a challenge from fellow contestant Michael Kadlub, who pushed his fellow participants to each post a loss in the final month. All but two of those who finished the contest lost weight in July. Kadlub, of Wickliffe, lost 12.8 pounds in the final month on his way to being the contest winner. He beat
Name Scott Cummings Tom DiCillo Barb Henderson Michael Homan Priscilla Hyclak Michael Kadlub Stephen Lambert Jim Longbons Jeff Loschert Karin Ostroske Vivian Potter Carolyn Scamahorn Barbara Strickland Patricia Tranter Start 301.0 306.0 189.8 283.4 234.6 308.0 310.0 364.2 249.2 244.0 181.6 174.2 238.2 223.0 Feb. 293.4 290.8 190.0 264.0 240.6 292.0 290.8 349.0 232.8 240.6 173.2 162.6 228.4 209.4

Stephen Lambert of Painesville, who lost 6.6 pounds in July. The winner is based on percentage of weight loss, and Kadlub lost 61.8 pounds overall, or 20.1 percent of his starting weight. Lambert lost 58.6 pounds to finish second. Third place went to Jim Longbons of Willoughby, who lost 14.8 pounds in July to finish with a loss of 66.6 pounds overall. Kadlub received a month of personal training and nutrition classes at Slim & Fit Personal Weight Loss
March 287.4 286.4 185.6 256.4 226.8 290.2 278.8 333.6 229.2 234.4 167.8 158.6 225 203.4 April 284.2 286.0 192.0 250.6 231.2 285.2 277.2 317.2 231.8 234.4 167.2 157.0 220.2 196.2 May 283.6 287.4 193.2 259.6 236.0 269.0 267.4 312.4 232.6 234.4 162.2 156.2 219.0 193.2

& Fitness in Concord Township. Lambert received a six-month family membership to Lake County YMCA for finishing second. Longbons won a $100 gift certificate to Achilles Running Shop for finishing third. Contestants who took part in the program were required to weigh-in once a month at Slim & Fit. Two contestants, Jo Schaeffer of Mentor and Keith Hockman of Madison, did not finish the contest. Final results of the contest are listed below:
Final 286.0 298.2 177.2 248.2 247.0 246.2 251.4 297.6 229.2 236.2 156.2 153.2 223.6 189.6 Loss 15.0 7.8 12.6 35.2 +12.4 61.8 58.6 66.6 20.0 7.8 25.4 21.0 14.6 33.4 Pct. 5.0 2.5 6.6 12.4 +5.0 20.1 18.9 18.3 8.0 3.2 14.0 12.1 6.1 15.0

June 279.2 293.2 184.2 254.8 250.8 259.0 258.0 312.4 234.8 236.8 164.2 155.4 223.6 193.6

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