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New Beginnings & A Friendly Wager!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BLC starts on June 1st and I couldn't be more ready. I am super excited to be a minion and I can't wait to get this challenge going. I know it is a smaller challenge, as a lot of BLCers have taken the Summer off, and I know it is a more laid back and shorter version but for me I am just so excited! This is going to be 8 weeks of fun and hard work!

The most exciting part for me is my two Minnesota friends are on my team with me. Not only that but Dawn is also on my team which is exciting too! I would say don't be jealous Michelle, but you don't read my blogs.. only my good friend Dawn reads them because she's such a nice gal. emoticon

Anyways I am visiting my lovely Minnesota gals in August and we are going to the Luke Bryan concert. I love love love him, Melanie likes him, and Michelle could care less although she admitted he was cute. I thought it would be fun to make a friendly wager amongst the 3 of us. I said that the 2nd and 3rd place people (a nice way of saying losers, since I might be one of them LOL) buy the winner a Luke Bryan shirt at the concert! Since Michelle isn't crazy for Luke I said if she wins she can opt for the big cash payout! They both agreed, so not only is my pride on the line, but a Luke Bryan shirt is also! I have a few but none with his face on it, so now is my chance! emoticon

I have decided that while I refuse to wipe out my journey and start over, there's nothing wrong with a new and exciting beginning. I don't plan to lose this weight again... this has to be it, for freakin realsies this time. So each week I will weigh in, take a picture, and take a front and side view photo of myself. I may not post them right away but I will have them weekly so I have something to compare to. Of course it is going to suck that the second week into this picture taking thing I will be in Vegas but I could always take a picture there just the same. So I will work on that.

I really want this to be my farewell to Twoterville for a lifetime. I have everything in place. I know how many calories I burn in a day thanks to my RMR, and a moderate calorie diet will result in weight loss. I have friends doing a challenge with me, and I have a renewed sense of commitment to myself and my health. I have been saying similar things over the last couple months trying to force myself to be motivated... But I can say that today, as I write it, it is the first time I actually BELIEVE that I'm ready, and that my friends is half the battle!
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