What a roller coaster ride!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In January of this year I had finally made it to my goal weight. I absolutely loved it. I felt wonderful! Now, 9 months later, I'm right back where I started. Life got busy and I didn't take time out to take care of myself.

That changed last week, though. My little hometown of about 2,000 people has a little bitty gym. It's nothing fancy, but it's a gym. New owners recently took over and decided to have a Biggest Loser Competition. No gym membership required and no entry fee. It will last for 13 weeks and the person with the biggest lose wins $200. Boy was that ever an incentive for me! I could certainly use $200.

The competition started on Tuesday, October 18th. I weighed in at 5:00pm so I started my no sugar no flour plan on Wednesday. The lady who owns the gym said that the loss is figured in percentage lost, not weight, so it would be more fair. Today makes my first weigh in. I will get there around the same time so my weight will be as accurate as possible. I'm also going to join the gym for 3 months during the competition. It's $35 a month, but I think it will help me tone up. I'm planning on getting off of work and going to pick up my daughter. I'll take her to the gym with me and work out for 30 minutes and then go get my son. The gym has a small play area, but you have to keep an eye on your kids. The good thing is it's restricted access to the gym. You can only get in with a key card. That will make me feel better.

I'm anxious to see how much weight I will lose in the first week. I have tried several times to get back on track but I just didn't feel motivated. I am now! Also, I really think a big part of this time around is that I prayed to God and asked Him to help me through this. I know that He is the One the led me to the blog where I first read about it and convinced me that I could do it. Thankfully He has kept my will power strong and I haven't given in to temptation. I'm so happy that my Lord and Savior cares about me so much!

I'll blog again soon and let you all know how it's going!
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