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Friday, April 05, 2013

As part of my company's wellness benefits, we get a blood screening once a year. It shows all the good stuff...glucose, iron, hemoglobins, cholesterols...everything. We just had it done a few days ago and with the results available 24 hours later online, this has apparently sparked some to consider their health.

Several of the guys did a weigh-in and are having a 45 day challenge to see who drops the most percentage of weight. There are only two females and I wanted in on the competition...the other lady declined at first but we pressured her into it. Two of the guys have a side bet between them that whoever loses the least will have to eat a raw onion...as in like an apple. Gag...what goes through men's heads???? The rest of us, it's strictly for bragging rights.

All of our names are on a dry-erase board for everyone to see...along with our beginning weight! Motivation. 45 days. Normally, I would say I could beat those stinking boys BUT they all have a considerable amount to lose. I fall into the average/fit category already so I don't expect to beat them. But I like competition and this is a healthy one. They also have temptations around them with family & kids...I do not. I'm used to eating healthy and making good choices already...they are not.

I'll put my weight on this blog but will not change it on my tracker for a few reasons. For this competition, I weighed mid-morning, with my tennis shoes and regular clothes on, including a jacket. I've had breakfast, snacks and been drinking water all morning. At home, I weigh first thing in the morning before I've eaten or drank anything. So it was about 5 pounds more than what I expected at 168.5.

We won't be weighing in every week or at all officially until our 45 days are up. This will be fun. There's not a lot of camaraderie around here so I'm glad we're doing it.

I'll keep you informed! Thanks for reading and have an awesome weekend!

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PMFISH 4/6/2013 1:31AM

    emoticon emoticon Good luck!

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RUTHXG 4/5/2013 3:28PM

    This is great! Good for all of you! But I too would pass on the raw onion as a disincentive. emoticon

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NKOUAMI26 4/5/2013 1:55PM

    Good luck

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GYMRAT_AT44 4/5/2013 1:18PM

    good luck

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JSKIPPY11 4/5/2013 1:15PM

    Awesome... I have done this at work before too, it really is fun! You can beat those boys! emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 4/5/2013 1:06PM

    Best wishes to you!

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COOP9002 4/5/2013 12:55PM

    Sounds like you have a goal that will achieve better health for you. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey.

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/5/2013 12:43PM

  Actually I think you are better off because it's percentage of body weight lost. Those with more weight to lose will have less of a percentage. So if you are 300 pounds and you lose 30 pounds over the 45 days, that's ten percent. However if you are 168.5 and lose 20 pounds you will be at 11.9%. However, obviously it's much harder to lose when you are smaller. I say stick it to em!!! I'm behind you 100%!!! And Girls Rock!!!

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DLBROWN93 4/5/2013 12:28PM

    It's nice to work for a company that promotes wellness.

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