It Works, It Really, Really Works!

Sitting unused  and dusty for over four years, my treadmill was plugged in last night and amazingly, it was used! The last time I donned  my running shoes, it was out of guilt. This time was different, this time it was my suggestion and it was made not from guilt but from desire.

My motivation was watching a 250+ pound women on “The Biggest Loser” sweating buckets, breaking down, and getting back on to do it again. In the comfort of my living room, I saw myself while watching her. I could relate to her weight struggles, her issues but not her will power. That’s when “The Switch” happened and the light bulb finally came on. I’m doing this, I’m changing my life and reinventing my comfort zone.

This week, begins week one of challenging myself to walk at a 2.0 incline for 24 minutes. For many that is not an accomplishment but for me it is.

TOTAL WEIGHT LOST: 10 pounds

An Oxymoron Compliment

Our local recreation center is having a Best Buy Biggest Loser competition and the grand prize is a 32″inch flat-screen TV. I want it and the bragging rights and results that go along with it, so I paid $5 and signed up to participate. While standing on the scale for the official weigh-in, the coordinator, loudly exclaimed “WOW!”. At that point I had to question what the “WOW!” was for and the response I got is probably the weirdest compliment I have been told. He said; “No offense, but that’s a number I haven’t seen before. You don’t look THAT fat! You really carry your weight well!”. Umm, thank you.

UPDATE: I didn’t win.

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