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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I challenged a co-worker today to a "Biggest Loser" weight loss challenge yesterday to see who can lose the most weight (percentage wise) by October 1, 2011. I did this because I have been losing weight consistently for the past five months, but am feeling a little stuck in the rut. I have about 3 lbs to go until I hit a total of 30 lbs weight loss since starting my new job, about 9 lbs to go until I hit my personal weight loss goal, and about 12 lbs to go before I am at a normal BMI. I needed something to help me stay positive and get out of this rut. The prize for the winner is $200. Some might say that this is a little excessive, but I am trying to look at the $200 as cheaper than a personal trainer. I know what it takes to safely and effectively lose weight and I am going to do that. If in the end I lose, I will consider the $200 as an investment. If I win, however, the proceeds will need to go to a new wardrobe since my current one is diminishing and I cannot afford to purchase new attire until my clothes once again are too baggy to keep up on my hips. ... Or then again, I will owe myself some new tattoos so it may come in handy for financing the artwork!

Wish me luck. As part of my training, I will be logging onto Sparkpeople more frequently to make sure that I am staying within my caloric range. I am hoping to be a better motivator for others so I can spread the Spark!!! emoticon
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    Hi B.T. Mama, Welcome back after your two-month hiatus! I was wondering about you!! I'm so glad you've been so consistent with the exercise (still no car?). Congratulations on your weight loss and good luck on the BL challenge... my money's on you, because you have what it takes! emoticon emoticon
    3124 days ago
    Thank you for the support. I am determined to stay focused on that goal!

    3124 days ago
  • VICD25
    good luck! $200 is GREAT incentive. Keep your eye on the prize!
    3124 days ago
  • KA_JUN
    Good luck! 200 beans? Better go hard to get that new wardrobe!
    3124 days ago
    I think a little friendly competition is a good thing with weight loss, money is always a great motivator!

    I told myself for every lb I lose I gain $5 into my piggy bank and when I hit my 100lb goal I will go and take my $500 and go on a shopping spree for new clothes!

    Good luck on the rest of your journey =]
    3125 days ago
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