I just wanted to post a completely self-indulgent story about a little challenge that a friend and I started in April of this year. I’ve been struggling to loose weight since having my two kids so close together and then a few other things thrown into the mix, I had a significant amount of weight I needed to loose.
Well, a friend made a bet with me, that they could loose the weight before me. Well, if you know me at all….(khheeemmmm) I can’t pass up a bet, and I am probably one of the most competitive people alive, so just the thought of BEATING my friend at something (especially this friend) was enough for me to say this is IT I’m loosing this weight!
We set a date and loss goals: we never did officially set a prize for the winner, but that doesn’t really matter, it’s just the satisfaction of who lost more weight in the time frame.
The first date was September 5, 2010 and we each had a different amount of weight to loose.
Well September 5th has come and gone, and I am pleased to announce I have WON the first leg of the bet!!!! 🙂
I have to tell you all though, My friend has still done very well and I’m quite proud of being in this “race” together. Its great to have someone to encourage you along and pick on when you’re winning or they are winning too. It works for me cause competition motivates me for sure! 🙂
So – did I actually meet my total weight loss goal…not yet!
BUT – I am WELL encouraged because I am more than half way there with a total loss of 24lbs since April 15th 201o.
I’m also pleased to announce that my friend in competition has lost a significant amount of weight too, and those who know this friend have quite noticed!
So, the whole point of this post is just to say, if healthier living and healthier body is something you are working for. You can do it!!!
I started going to the gym 3 days a week and sometimes doing Wii Fit from my living room at home. I started REALLY paying attention to WHEN I eat. I’m used to be REALLY bad at eating at 11:00pm, 12 or even 1:00am! I usually don’t go to bed till close to 1am and so it was sooo easy to “Grab a snack” before bed. This HAD to stop and really has overall. I am not on any diet of any sort, but I am very conscience of what I eat and how much I eat, biggest thing for me is when I eat though. The exercise has helped a ton and has really made me feel so much better and given me more energy. The competition is what pushed me over the edge and kept me going though!
Now that we are passed the 5th of September, the race is on to the first person to meet their final goal. First person there…well…WINS! LOL – But we STILL don’t know what!! If you have any suggestions on what the winner to weight loss goal first should get, feel free to let me know and comment away!! 🙂
I will let ya know when I actually reach goal, I’m hoping sometime around CHA January! We’ll see though! 🙂 I think Above Rubies Studio will have to celebrate that life goal achievement in some way!!!
I would LOVE to hear all of your weight loss stories and even struggles. I would love to just encourage everyone to not give up on being healthy and making wise choices in eating and staying active! 🙂 And HAVE FUN while doing it!!! I sure am!!
BEFORE: Here is me at CHA in January 2010 (Probably one of the worst pics ever – but its the most honest pic of where I was at)
NOW: This is from just a few weeks ago when I went to Scrapfest at the Mall of America – I “rewarded” myself with some pictures since loosing over half the goal! 🙂
So again – FEEL FREE to share your stories with me! We can all encourage each other for sure! My friend and I will keep at it I am certain and I will post only once more about this when goal is reached! 🙂 It will be a celebration for all when that happens though I am sure! 🙂
Thanks for listening to my rant!
Have a Happy, Healthy and Wonderful Day!