Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 1, Week 1

Most of the team (7 participating) ate a big lunch and swigged a lot of water before the first weigh in to give them some advantage. I ate a small lunch and did have a cup of water but I didn't want to go crazy with it. So my afternoon weight (which we all know is more than our morning weight anyway) is 192.5. And.... GO! 8 weeks to go and I'm aiming to lose 20 pounds (2.5/week since they say that's about the most you should lose and still be healthy). C'mon 172!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


We're going to do an office round of a Biggest Loser style competition. It looks like there will be 6 of us participating to win. We will weigh in this Friday and then again on June 21st, all using the same scale. Whoever loses the most by percentage of original body weight, wins. So, losing 15 lbs. counts more for the person who weighed less to start with than the person who weighed more. Several of us eat lunch together and often dinner and we hang out together on weekends and evenings so we'll be motivated to watch what we do since we are all in. And the motivation of trying to beat each other will push me so that helps, too. Can't wait to start!

Monday, April 16, 2012

90 Days

I'm struggling a little with losing the weight and I think the biggest reason is I don't have a hard date I'm working towards. I lost weight once several years ago knowing that I had to lose it by my sister's wedding since I'd ordered the bridesmaid dress to fit the lower weight. This time, there is no event coming up and I'm having some motivation troubles. Well, I have 30 pounds to go, so I'm going to try making a 90 day challenge out of it. Luckily, there are no more birthdays for any of the kids or anything in the 90 days so it's a little easier to not get tripped up AND we are trying to pay down a few bills so we're trying to not eat out much anyway, which will help. So, starting today I am at 189.0, 29 pound to go to 160. Check in with me later this week to see how it's going!