I’ve mentioned a weight loss competition that I was going to be starting with some co-workers and friends. Well, it began on Saturday! Six of us met at my house where we weighed and measured and wrote down three goals that we had to achieve by the end of the competition in order to win.
We’re calling our group ICT 3 for 3. ICT is Wichita’s airport code so it defines our location, and 3 for 3 is for the three months we have to meet our three goals. It runs from November 6-February 5 so it will get us through the holidays and beyond. Very exciting!!
Here’s the team (left to right): Lanora, me, Tina, Kriss, Erika, and Dennis. Dennis and Lanora were late so I had to paste them on the best I could without use of a cool photo editing program. (I actually used Microsoft Word and Paint to do it–lol!)
We each put $20 in a jar and I guess my co-workers and friend trust me because they didn’t make a peep about me keeping it in my home for three months. I’m already dreaming up the ways I could spend it if I win. (Haircut & color, new clothes, mani/pedi……..)
My goals for this competition are:
1. Lose 15 pounds
2. Keep a daily food journal.
3. Exercise a minimum of 4x a week, at least 30 minutes per session.
So far, so good! I’m eating really healthy now and consequently feel fantastic! I’m keeping my food & exercise journals on Sparkpeople (find me here if you’re a fellow Sparker!) and am documenting every bite eaten and recording each workout, which this week so far has been only 2 cardio and 2 strength training since I skipped three days in a row before the challenge started.
I’m looking forward to claiming this:
But even if I don’t win, I know I will feel like a winner because this challenge is motivating me in a way I’ve never been before. It’s not totally the money, but also the combination of competition & camaraderie, and being a part of a group who all are focused on the same goal. I think when this is over, each one of us will feel like winners.
Let the games begin!