Weight Loss Competition (WLC) – 2017 Final Weigh-ins


Our 2017 Weight Loss Competition (WLC) has been finalized and winners have been notified. Please see where the winners were from below.

We want to congratulate everyone who participated and make this program a success that it is.

Did you know, through the history of our WLC, all winners have been people who have weighed in consistently! It helps keep you on track and keeps you healthier. Never give up!!

We want to thank everyone for their patience this year in the wait for the final amounts – we have resolved this problem for the 2018 WLC coming in February! Emails and notices will start showing up in December 2017.

Male winners
Plaza – 1230.00 – 20.45%
Saint Luke’s Convenient Care – 246.00 – 17.63%
Saint Luke’s North – 164.00 – 14.58%


Women winners
Plaza – 3967.50 – 19.10%
MRI – 793.50 – 18.18%
MRI – 529.00 – 17.30%


Please keep checking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cardiowellness/ and this website (www.cardiowellnesscenter.org) – we will continue to post recipes, menus, and healthy information.

Final Dates for the 2017 Weight Loss Competition!

Reminder to all participants, the final days to weigh-in are Monday, May 1st to Friday, May 5th.  If you registered at Jewish Community Center, your final date is Saturday, May 6th.  Please check with your initial site for their hours of availability.

Remember, you must do your FINAL weight the same location as your INITIAL weigh-in.


Did You Know . . . . . .

A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 25

You are considered overweight if your BMI is between 25 and 30

If your BMI is over 30, you are considered obese


What are the health consequences of obesity for adults?

People who are obese are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

  • All-causes of death (mortality)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
  • Low quality of life
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
  • Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

Call and make an appointment today with our Cardio Wellness Center to assess your health!  Direct line for scheduling an appointment is 816-751-8327.

Get ready for our annual WLC starting in February 2017.

The Cardio Wellness Center at Saint Luke’s is sponsoring our 9th Annual Weight Loss Competition (WLC).  It is open to everyone – employees, patients, visitors, friends, and family – WLC Champions are not eligible to participate.  The initial weigh-ins will be February 6th through February 10th.

Click here for the Weight Loss Competition Details and Registration Form.

So what is this all about?

This is a weight loss competition with both Women’s and Men’s Individual categories. The person in each category who has the greatest percent reduction in weight will win 75% of the pot (money), second place in each category receives 15% of the pot, and third place receives 10% of the pot. Each participant contributes $35.00 for registration or if registering with a partner, the fee is $50 for both.  The money will be used for prize winnings  . . . . so the more who register . . . the bigger the prize amount. Five dollars ($5.00) goes towards administrative costs. 

What is required?

Initial weigh-in dates are February 6th through 10th with additional dates of February 11th at Jewish Community Center.   Our Final Weigh-in is May 1st through May 5th, with the final date of May 6th at Jewish Community Center. There are dates for monthly weigh-ins for March and April listed on the flier … monthly weigh-ins are encouraged but not mandatory to participate.

What can I win?

Aside from feeling great, looking great and improving your health, you can win money too!

  • 1st prize: 75% of the prize pot
  • 2nd prize: 15% of the prize pot
  • 3rd prize: 10% of the prize pot

Last year’s female winner won over $4,500 . . . this could be YOU!

Winnings are based on the number of participants, so encourage everyone you know to sign up. It means a healthier life for them, and a bigger prize for you!

We have Weight Loss Champions to register you at each Saint Luke’s site – Plaza, North, South, East, Clinton, Smithville, and Cushing Memorial Hospital. Other sites available are our Saint Luke’s Convenient Care Clinics, Jewish Community Center, some area Hy-Vee’s, and private companies.

Will your weight be confidential?

Your weight will be entered in a database that is available to only a select few people AND entered by a set of numbers and not your name – so yes, this will be highly confidential.

Don’t Let that New Year’s Resolution get away from you…come and

Get to your Summer Weight Now . . .

More information and forms are available at CWC website www.cardiowellnesscenter.org or our

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cardiowellness/

Or by calling

Lori J Wilson at 816-751-8480 (ljwilson@saint-lukes.org) or

Tammy Gazzano at 816-751-8330 (tgazzano@saint-lukes.org)


Take Your Health to Heart
Once you identify and treat risk factors, you can cut your risk for a first or second heart attack by 30-50%