Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ready, set...NO!

Okay…I NEVER put goals on my blog because if I don’t obtained them and I am the only one to know…it’s like I never failed. You know, the whole “if a tree falls in a forest” theory. Plus, I hate to fail at anything. I rarely attempt or take on anything new unless I can guarantee myself that I will succeed.

I have organized a weight loss challenge at work. For $20.00 buy in, you must lose the largest percentage of your body weight by February 4, 2009. The kick off was November 4th and the pot is almost at $500.00. I already have my camera lens picked out when I claim my prize.

Now, I really don’t have a lot of weight to lose. I have been steadily dropping weight over the last few months by changing my eating habits and infrequent yoga sessions. I have a goal of 20 pounds to lose…not too much, but those are the hardest pounds to get off.

So, this is where it gets scary. Because, I am PAINFULLY aware that the only way to lose these last pounds will be an exercise program… And Craig has been suggesting that I take up spinning and even suggested creating a program for me to follow. Really? Why am I not surprised??? Yesterday he gave me an electrolyte sample and in his words, I quote… “Here…so you can use after your next intense workout”. This utter from the lips of a man that sings the praises of three intense workouts a day. I can barely eat three meals a day… I think he should join a support group or a 12 step program; this type of thinking CANNOT be healthy.

Anyway, this all feels like treacherous territory that I am unwilling to venture into… I have no problem working with personal trainers, yoga teachers, fitness instructors, etc….but having people I am close to act in this capacity makes me uncomfortable. Besides, I have the alpha position in a relationship for the first time in my life and I don’t think I want to take orders from him even if it’s for my health or $500.00. Add a few zeros on that figure and I may change my mind. MAYBE.

11 comments:

Kitt said...

Well, I can see where that would be a mixed blessing. Good to have a cheerleader, but if he's that into it, you could be setting up some serious friction. Much worse than the kind you get from thunder thighs.

buffalodick said...

Never take advice from a zealot...My one page diet book, for you it's free! "If it tastes good, spit it out".. the rest of the page is advertising...

Beth said...

maybeeeeee...but you'd really ahve to add some zeros to that for me!!! ;)

and may I say this....YOU NEED TO POST MORE OFTEN!!!!!

garbonzo said...

You go girl! I know you can lose the 20 pounds! But, it has to be because you are driving the ship. You have to own it. Having someone else push you is not always the best way to keep off the weight.

Carrie™ said...

Oh boy. You are a braver woman than me.
Good luck with the weight loss. I've got to get on that train before I'm too far gone. If you win the money, you can treat Craig to a Gatorade or something as a thank you.

buffalodick said...

Did that lost weight kill you? Post something- let us know you are alive and well! I thought you looked great as you were....

Joe said...

I've been trying to lose weight for some time now, but it's not working. I think it has something to do with my diet. And my lack of exercise.

And while I understand that spinning is a great way to lose weight...it just sounds like too much work. Instead I'm devoting my time to an alcohol based weight loss drink.

TavoLini said...

Keep it up!! I've been struggling at my very, very slight exercise program for a month, now. It's getting easier ;)

Sully Sullivan said...

Sit in your bathroom with garbage bags draped all over your naked body and run the sink and bathtub faucets on full heat blast.

It is extremely unhealthy but hey, you want to win right?

Also, boxers do it...

VE said...

Alright, alright. Time to come out of retirement. VE is in need of your support. Proceed directly to my Tue Dec 2nd post for further details! Gnomes are waiting for your rescue...

garbonzo said...

Just checking in with you. Haven't seen you in a while!!!