Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Biggest Winner

We are doing a weight loss contest at work called The Biggest Winner.   I love the logo, and we all have different colored t-shirts with the logo on it.   There are over 250 employees participating.   We are broken up into teams of 4 and the prize goes to the team with the largest percentage weight loss over the 6 week contest.  My team lost 19 lbs in week number one.  My personal goal is to lose at least 20 lbs in the 6 weeks.  I've been doing well, eating lots of fresh veggies and whole grains, and exercising at least 5-6 days a week.   I lost 8 lbs in week one, and even though I know that you usually lose the most in the first week, I am proud that I am on my way to my goal.

My sweetie is joining me in the journey, which helps.  She has been really great with getting her workouts in and eating right, too.   And of course since we are both doing this, our kids are eating healthier now too.  The other day our 10 yr old, obviously ready to get back to eating hamburgers and fries,  said "how long is this healthy eating stuff going to last?"   Of course we said "for the rest of your life."

Is anyone else that is watching Biggest Loser getting tired of "the unknowns?"  I mean seriously, show us these new trainers faces already....

7 comments:

Nobel4Lit said...

Good answer to your son's question!

Lo @ Not Your Average Southern Belle said...

You should give the Abs Diet recipes a try! I'm also a runner and I'm TERRIBLE at dieting because I'm just not cut out for rabbit food. The Abs Diet, published by Men's Health, has a lot of "real food" in it, but its still super healthy and yummy!

April said...

Yes! Show us the trainers already!! Seriously are they gonna go the whole season without showing their faces?
Love that your sweetie is doing the challenge with you! It always helps when your partner is on board with you! Good luck!

Michelle said...

8lbs in one week? that is awesome!!

lindsay said...

Wish granted! Faces shown last night, although they still call them "the unknowns". Last nights episode was disappointing (weigh-in) but it was good to see the voted-off player doing decently at home.

Good luck with the work challenge!

Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

biggest looser i always watch that show. all their effort are really worth. Seattle Real Estate