"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont~

Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Weight Loss Plan, Biggest Loser Competition, Etc...

Two weeks ago, I joined a Biggest Loser Competition group that my friend set up. There are 40 members, all of who pitched in $25. If you lose 8% of your weight by July 7th she rips the check up. If you don't, the money goes to the Biggest Loser (the person with the greatest percentage of weight loss).

I started losing weight a week ago before this started. The first week the competition started was actually the first week I gained weight since Christmas and I have had trouble losing it since. About three months ago when; went to have my routine check up with my doctor. Everything was fine when the lab work came out and we were very pleased with the results. My doctor told me that all; need to do is to lose weight since the holiday is over, and eating is no longer an excuse. He challenged me that after three months that I would need to lose at least 5 pounds before I see him again three months from that day. For whatever reason, I kept telling myself that I would follow his advised, I would eat less and exercise more. But that goal didn't happen. And I only have less than three weeks before I see hm again for my annual exams.

So far, I have lost, more or less 10 pounds, and I am feeling great. Been eating less and exercising more for the past three weeks. My blood sugar level has gone down from high to 60 (the lowest), plus my insulin shot was decreased to 20 units each night compared to 60 units before I joined the competition.

I hope that I would be able to continue losing weight even when the competition is over. I really want to go back to my ideal weight before I got married which was 100 pounds. I know I can do it.