I made a post several months back about my problem with being over weight. I even disclosed my embarrassing weight in hopes it would motivate me to slim down. It didn’t.
Then in mid August I went on up to my sister’s house in Boise and after much heckling and embarrassment in a swimsuit the Garners came up with a challenge: Who can loose the most percent of body weight by thanksgiving wins the kitty we all contributed to ($700 cash). So armed with my new Nike+ shoes and iPod Nano I started to run. And I started to keep a food journal, and limited my calorie intake to 1200–1500 calories a day. And on Thanksgiving day at the weigh-in I was a slim 198lbs.
Needless to say I swept to competition with loosing 39.5lbs or 17% of my body mass. Yeah! I still have some weight to loose before I’ll star in a summer swimsuit calendar photo shoot, but I’m on my way to a much slimmer lifestyle.
The picture above is of my friday reward. Susan and I had to have donuts since we hadn’t had one in several months. Over the long weekend I ate myself into a sugary haze. It was wonderful.