INWOOD, W.Va. -- Judy Glascock readily admits she's not getting any younger, but the 45-year-old special education aide at Musselman High School is still aiming to be big loser -- of weight -- this spring.
"My goal is one pound at a time," said Glascock, who is taking part in a weight-loss competition launched last week by the school's wellness coordinator, Brian C. Kleppner.
Loosely based on the NBC reality weight-loss competition "The Biggest Loser," Kleppner said the 26, two-member teams who are taking part in his version of the program have a chance to win cash, and health- and fitness-related prizes.
The competition began Thursday with a "weigh-in" and the winners at a final "weigh-in" on April 2 will receive 60 percent of $1,560 in entry fees, Kleppner said. The second-place team will receive 20 percent of the money, and another 10 percent will be given to the team that keeps off the weight lost by April 2 and/or loses even more by May 29, Kleppner said.