Tuesday, January 11, 2011

25/21: Tomorrow is Weigh-in Wednesday!!!


This hasn't been the best "launch" week for me in accomplishing any goal. Sure, I rode my bike a couple of days last week, but right now it's about 38 degrees outside. I don't do cold, and I don't like the gym. So... Not the best week for weight-loss around here.

But that's okay. You win some, you lose some and a few get rained out. And I'm fine with that. The temperatures will be back up by the weekend, I'll be back out in the Great Outdoors, and things will be looking up.

I have to confess that the "eating" side of things hasn't been perfect, either. It appears that I have far too many baking ingredients left over from Christmas. And while we don't have candy in the house, per say, I did manage to consume an entire bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips this week. And all this cold weather has me drinking hot chocolate like it's going out of style.

I think I need a mulligan.

So how is it going for you?? Better than for me, I hope! I'm anxious to hear!!!

So... With Weigh-in Wednesday looming, here's what I need from you.

Tomorrow morning, first thing, before you even discover that you, too, have a bag of Reese's Chips in your pantry, you've got to weigh in.

I know you didn't start this process until Thursday or Friday or this morning, and that's okay. This will get us all on the same page.

Please send me your pounds lost / gained (argh!) to dlynbiggs (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Now.... In the interest of good vibes and sanity, I'm not going to share with the crowd if you've gained this week. Or if you stayed even. You'll just get little hash mark next to your name. Same thing if I don't hear from you one week. But I do need to have your pounds lost in the spreadsheet du jour so I can keep up with the happy little totals.

Please also share with me a little blurb about what worked / didn't work for you. I know some of us have shared this on FB, and that's been kinda fun to watch.

Now... Don't worry if you're just getting started. The more the merrier -- just let me know who you are so I can get you in The Spreadsheet.

AND.... This is of utmost importance -- Do Not let it get you down if you didn't lose weight. There are so many factors to the weight-loss process that factor into that. You may be just starting and need to build some muscle first. You may not be one of those people who loses pounds until later -- but whose body shape begins changing immediately. You may be one of those people who has PMS and is carrying around a small ocean right now.

And I know we have some friends hanging with us through this process who only want to lose 5-10 pounds. At the same time, we have some who are looking at 50. This isn't something where there are a lot of "RULES." It's whatever you make it.

Now... One more thing and then I'm off to buy a new sink for my kitchen. (Three leaks!!! THREE!!!!!!!) I'm going to do the first-thing-in-the-morning weigh-in in the privacy of my bathroom to get how much I lost this first week (if any.) But then, I'm going to put on a cute little tennis skirt and top (I know. It's 38 outside.) and uses my Wii Fit to get a second weight. From here on out, that will be what I wear to weigh in, and I'll let my Wii Fit do the math.

That way, I have the bare-bones-minimum weight from Day 1 that I can use as my starting weight, but I'll have the satisfaction of watching my Wii Me get skinnier each week.

So that's how I'm gonna do it. Can't wait to hear from all of you!!!

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