Friday, May 22, 2009

The Biggest Loser: Couples

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:

April: 30%
JB: 37%


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:

April: 17.5%
JB: 23%

This is a bit more reasonable. Sooo…here we go! Tuesdays are weigh-in days. Wish us luck!


Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you BoTH to lose/win. I know how hard it is to take it off (in a healthy way) that you can maintain when the "diet" is over.

I love you and can't wait to see you before the wedding...though I'll be seeing less of you.

Aunt Rhonda

Tommy said...

Does this mean quality time with JB and Olivia going to change from video games to using her as a barbell? Maybe do some Olivia curls followed by some Olivia presses...I can see the montage now.

Anonymous said...

Winner gets to choose which 14 mile hike we go on down here. Loser carries Olivia the whole way, lunch and all the water, too. Yeah!

April May said...

LOL. Now THAT is motivation!