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Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Biggest Loser!

Thank you all for your comments and emails. I have to say that you guys TRULY rock! You make me laugh, and of course, feel so blessed! Amanda laughed and said, with a mortified look on her face, "Oh my God, Mom! You posted those pictures?" Hehehe! She's taking every precaution to make sure that none of her friends ever Googles my name and by chance comes across those pictures. I'm hoping that she learns that there is so much more to life than what you see on the outside. But, with her being 14 now, that's a hard lesson to learn at that age.

Moving on. I wanted to share about what else has been going on around here. Sweet hubby never says anything about my weight, but since I'm gonna be needing a forklift to get me into the van soon, I thought I'd better start doing something about it.

We are in week six of my being post-op. Therefore, I can no longer use that excuse to milk the fact that I have been laying around pretty much doing nothing. Have I enjoyed it? Hec, yeah! But now it's time to face the music.

I went on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago and found an old, but great working treadmill. Yep. I used to have one of those many moons ago, and I must admit that it was probably one of the best clothes hangers I've ever used. But not this time. No siree! I'm serious. So serious that Scott has decided to challenge me! Mr. Aktins versus Mrs. Weight Watchers. Yes, he's doing the Atkins diet and I'm doing Weight Watchers. I admit, we looked pretty funny at the grocery store the other day when we ran in to get our supplies. He was counting carbs. I was counting "points". We were there for almost 2 hours! At night, while he's having a big juicy steak, I sit across from him having mashed potatoes or bread. We're pretty even. Except last night, when I pulled out 3 Oreo cookies because I had 4 points that I hadn't used up yet! Good stuff!

Without specifying exact digits on the scale (see...and you all said I was brave!), I need to lose double of what Scott does. I'm pumped and ready to go. Every morning after dropping off the kids at school, I hop on 'ol treddy and we go at it for about 45 minutes. I'm pretty proud of myself thus far even though it's only been 4 days. Each day I burn an extra few calories and go a little further on the mileage calculator.

The deal between Scott and I goes like this. Sweet hubby loves to play golf. Playing golf during "season" in So. Florida is something you need to get a second mortgage for. It's crazy! Some courses are well over $200. for 18 holes. Ummm.....Scott doesn't play too often. Well, really. Scott rarely plays. So, if he loses 20 lbs. before I do, he will get a full day of golf. No, not at one of the fancy, schmancy courses, but golf is golf and he's really looking forward to it.

I, on the other hand, love to get facials, manicures and pedicures. (Did you notice I didn't say anything about hair? :) So, if I lose 20 lbs. first, I will spend a day having all the bells and whistles at the spa. That's really a luxury for me since going from 1 child at home to 4 has put a huge crunch in our budget.

Scott has threatened to take the scale to work with him everyday because I seem to not be able to get off the thing! Then I get pretty down on myself when I realize that I've only lost 3 lbs in 4 days. Slow return on my investment is the biggest reason I always quit diets. But now since I have a partner to compete against, and Lord knows I'm competitive, it's more fun. We have agreed to an "official weigh-in" every Monday morning before he heads to work.

Please keep me in your prayers that I could do this. I want/need to lose 40 lbs. Both for my health and because I want to look good for Sweet Husband. For the first time in my life I really, really want to be The Biggest Loser!


Barbie said...

You go girl!! You CAN do this!! My fave show right now is The Biggest Loser. The people on that show are such an inspiration. It is so nice to see their whole life turn around.

Ruth said...

I am rooting for you - I lost 30 earlier this year on WW and need to loose 50 more - need to get back in gear now that we have been home 3 months with #2 - no more excuses! You have motivated me to to get going again!

mommy24treasures said...

oh I know you can do this! You will be slim and trim in no time.

I cannot believe you posted those photos! You are not vain! I am so impressed! I am so glad the hairdresser was able to come up with a good solution.

Aus said...

Hey - I'm all about loosing weight and inches girl - but - a pound a day is WWWAAAYYY too much too fast - I'm also about Ohilda living a long life!!!

Why don't both of you throw away your respective diets - talk to your doctor about a diet consult - and then put yoursleves on the 'pre-diabetic' diet - 35 carbs from 6AM to noon, 35 from noon to 6PM and 35 from 6PM to midnight - no saving allowed (that's where your extra pound went - no saving allowed!!!)

That and a mild to moderate increase in excercise will = 2-3 pounds A WEEK - but it's a lifetime commitment!

Anyway - because everybody else is pulling for you - I'll root for Scott on this one!! (as he sticks out his tounge!)

hugs -

aus and family

Walker said...

I Totally recommed WW! Love it! I lost all my "baby weight" after B-man... huh.. & then got prego again! I guess I must have looked too good for Hubs! LOL!!!!
just kiddin.. Mckenna was planned.
Good luck! YOU can do IT!!!

mom2-4boys said...

You go girlfriend, you can do it I know you can...


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