Yep, yep. I'm a loser. Big fat L on my forehead worn with pride!
A couple more folks joined our Significant Loser Challenge since I last posted about it upping the ante to $600...I am 50% of the way to my goal and wearing new hand-me-downs today. I've dropped 10 lbs in about 3 weeks and have gone from a size 16 to a 12/14 today.
I'm cutting back on, but not eliminating, carbs. Generally staying away from processed foods and drinking 64 calorie beer. I've cut back on the coffee since I do enjoy lots of milk in it. No dessert. More walking. Feel the need to start jogging, though somehow that never moves the needle for me.
How did I get here? You know, to the point where I really needed to drop a significant amount of weight? My only real excuse is that the last 8 or 9 years have been tough...Now please don't think I'm making excuses. I made choices...and my choices packed on about 70lbs. I am now choosing to get rid of those pounds. In the last 8 years I have had 2 babies, gone through a divorce, struggled with anxiety and depression, been told I had cancer, undergone breast surgery, found a lump in one of those boobies a year later and the list could go on...but we won't go there.
I choose a different place. I think experiencing all of the above allows me to keep things in perspective more than most. Is it fatal? Are my kids ok? Well then, as long as the answers to that are yes it's not really that big a deal is it?
I need to drop 10 more pounds before anyone else reaches their goal to win that $600 and believe me, I could sure as shit put that money to good use. Once the contest is over I'll keep going. I'll have 30 pounds left to lose...