Well, I had been doing really well in the weight loss arena until about a month ago. In late Feb, I was at my lowest weight since October of 2008. I was super happy. Gee, if I would only lose 5 more pounds I would be where I really wanted to be. Then, I went on travel for work….and so began an eating frenzy. All I know is that in just under a month I managed to gain 10 pounds!! Ridiculous really. I mean seriously, I am working out 9 to 10 hours a week – swimming, biking, running, core training, weights?? I didn’t feel like I was eating “that” bad, but apparently I was.
On Friday night last week I finally decided the jig was up! If I want to do this Half Ironman I need to be at a more appropriate racing weight – plus on top of that I have a wedding and a 20 year high school reunion to attend this year. All reasons to be lean and mean. And 2012 was supposed to be my year for change – better, faster, stronger!
Knowing that my husband is super ultra competitive I called him and said “hey, you want to lose some weight right”? Jim is a string bean. He doesn’t need to lose an ounce, but he has a certain weight he likes to maintain for his race weight as well. So I offered up a little competition. We would weigh in once a week for a month, and at the end of the month we would see who lost the most weight – based on percentage of weight loss. Whoever won would be awarded a prize at the end. I think Jim wants a leaf blower (exciting), I’m still not sure what I want, but I’m sure it will involve shopping – hopefully for some new clothes from all this weight loss.
|Please ignore my shirtlessness. Vulgar I know :)|
I don’t tell my husband my weight…..that’s for me to know…..but for this I had to. Step 1 is admission right? So on Sunday we both weighed in and recorded our starting weight. Each week we will weigh in on Sunday and see what our % of weight loss is for the week and our overall % of weight loss. I’ll post a blog on Monday to keep you updated on who’s winning – which will be me.
This morning Jim said to me “I’m not sure I have enough % of weight to lose, it may not end up being fair”. Well dear, I guess you should have figured that one out before. Insert diabolical laugh here…………
I AM GOING TO WIN!!!!