|A picture from way back then!!|
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Weight Loss Challenge Accepted
Well I did it, last Saturday I took the plunge paid my $50 and decided to join a local weight loss challenge/competition. I did a little game play before the actual weigh in. I loaded up on salty meals the day before and knowing that my period is on its way, I knew I would retain a ton of water, as I usually do. And I did. I gained some water weight overnight, but nothing too crazy.
So I am committed. The challenge ends June 7th (my 4th wedding anniversary!) and the reward for the one with the highest percentage of weight loss wins $3000, second place $1500 and third $500. For me this is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical challenge. They have some monthly challenges and meetings from the sponsors of the challenge. I plan on participating as much as possible. Here is the PDF brochure for the challenge.
The place where we did the initial weight in was the same place I went for nutritional counseling 13 years ago,
(for my hypoglycemia). I know if I can follow the diet I was prescribed then, I have a great shot at some awesome weight loss. When I followed it to a tee then, I lost 40 lbs (and was down to 125 lbs), I did that in 6 months with no intense exercise, just walks and bike ride here and there. And when I followed my diet I felt like a new person, I was no longer lethargic, exhausted and falling asleep in the middle of my work day!!! Humphries Diabetes Center
Happy Day, lets get moving!!