Thursday, January 8, 2009

Biggest Loser

So, at work we are doing the Biggest Loser along with the TV show. It will last about three months. Some of us have formed teams with someone else. The team that wins with the most lost weight gets 60% of the total amount of money (Each person contributes $10. So far we have about 11 people participating). That mean individually we would 30%. Then if we don't win the team contest, the highest individual gets 25% of what's left and the next highest person gets 15%. It's all good.

Our contest started on Tuesday. That night I was pretty sure I didn't want to participate in the contest because it's difficult to eat everything I want when I'm dieting. Go figure. The second night I was in the same sinking boat. Today so far I've got a fairly positive attitude...if I can just stay out of the stinking sinking boat.

Earlier my diet partner said she thought we should set a goal for the three months. We each are going to try to lose 25 pounds during that time period. That's a lot, but it can be done. If we lose a total of 50 pounds, we will have lost a small person between us. (Actually, it makes me feel a little sad to lose a small person, but it's not exactly murder! But it might kill us.)

I don't ask people to pray for me, but if you do, it might be good. But don't say too much to me about the diet, because I don't like to have people really minding my business. You could say, "How's the weather?" It will be code for asking about the diet. If I say, "Good," you'll know I'm doing pretty well. If I say, "I'm under the weather," you will know that things are going so-so.

If you don't want to ask me at all, that's all good.

11 comments:

Kay Day said...

Here's wishing you luck on the weather.

Also, I will be praying for you as you deal with the weather, the boat, and everything else.

Momstheword said...

Boy, you're courageous. I was thinking I'd make a resolution to GAIN 30 pounds this year. It would be easier for me. Go, girl.

QOTW said...

Thank you both. Maybe I ought to resolve NOT to gain 25 pounds. That might be a little easier.

I have really not gotten into the right frame of mind yet. Hopefully IT WILL HAPPEN!

Jessican said...

Yes, here's to wishing you luck on your weather.

Back in April, I decided to lose 30 pounds - er, um, degrees by the end of the year (a pledge I have made before and failed), but this time I just said, "Enough!"

It's good to have a partner too. Accountability and all that.

You can do it!

Julie said...

I like your code. I like to use code words and or phrases whenever I can. Like today, the girl I work with had a rash on her face (from med.) it went away and she asked me to let her know if it came back. I said "Oh, how about if it comes back I say something like "The pigeon isn't breathing any more" she said that would be fine. But it came back and I forgot and said "you look a little rashie" Maybe next time. Plus I was in a hurry. And good luck with the weather...wink wink! :)

Kay Day said...

HAhahahHAHAhaha

about the picture...and the title change. Not the weather. Weather is never a laughing matter.

Momstheword said...

I love your new picture. And yes, it is dangerous to know you. How's the weather?

QOTW said...

Moms, it's a little stormy. The boat is rocking.

Robin said...

Great post - I love your writing style. Ok...guess I need to start thinking about the "weather" since officially today my doctor cleared me to get back to the gym... And since I just finished the ice cream while reading this post - guess its high time to get started...

Moms - you are so funny - yes gaining 30 would be easier and probably pretty fun...

QOTW - I like your idea not to gain any weight - its still easier than losing weight.

Robin said...

I just realized you changed from To know me is to love me to - to know me is a dangerous thing. I like them both :)

Momstheword said...

I didn't catch on that you changed the name of your blog. I thought you just put a different comment on your header. duh