I agree, Pablo, overall weight loss wasn’t the explicit goal, but it was the easiest way to track relative progress among both male and female participants in our office.
We had to weigh in at work on the same scale (clothed) and then somehow compare our progress to each other. This was agreed as the easiest and simplest way.
Females and males naturally carry differing amounts of body fat, so a direct comparison of lbs of fat lost wouldn’t be fair. % of body fat would’ve been ideal but we didn’t have an easy to way measure that in our office.
The people that didn’t have a lot to lose to begin with just didn’t participate.