After admiring our large waists in the mirror for way too long, JB and I have decided to do our own version of The Biggest Loser.
We will be competing against each other for the next 30 days to see who can drop the most pounds. In 30 days we leave for our Tennessee vacation and Austin and Lauren's wedding, so this seems like a reasonable cut off date.
The winner will get a prize of his/her choice (within a certain price range). We are still mulling over our respective prizes...
I am excited about this but nervous. I'd like to lose weight, and will be happy for JB if he does, but guys seem to be able to lose weight much more easily. So he could feasibly win, no matter how hard I try. And I've already been trying for a couple of months now and I weigh the same. Boo.
Each week we will post pounds lost so you can see how we do. I did some math and determined our percentage overweight that we are, according to the charts:
But that’s only if we want to be freakishly skinny. Seriously, the ideal weight for me is less than what I weighed in high school (which was 155). And you know I was crazy skinny in high school when a classmate’s kooky (but nice!) grandma said to me after my first year in college, “Well you’ve filled out quite nicely!” A while later I realized that she meant that I finally had some meat on my bones and looked a little more womanly.
And JB’s ideal weight is also a bit extreme, too.
So I recalculated with what MY ideal weight for us is. And our overweight percentage is:
This is a bit more reasonable. Sooo…here we go! Tuesdays are weigh-in days. Wish us luck!