The Fittest Loser Contest is officially complete. It ended yesterday, with a brutal boot camp that consisted of three minutes of jump rope, three minutes of burpees, rinse and repeat, over and over and over–until the end when we jumped rope for five straight minutes in a row.
Halfway through, we contestants looked like beaten animals; there was no life behind our tired, hungry eyes. I was concerned that one (who was wearing a sauna suit and looked like he’d dropped 10 pounds overnight) wouldn’t even make it to the gym.
But we did make it, and I had the best weigh-in I’ve had to date. I can’t say exactly what it was because I found out after spilling it on Facebook that we’re not supposed to share it until the celebration night on May 11. I will just say that I was thrilled and the number helped me surpass my big goal for the 12 weeks.
Here we are, smiling with giddy relief after we all weighed in, downed some water and chowed down on bananas or chicken:
While I am so happy with the results, I knew the big loss was temporary due to water weight. Sure enough, I gained half of it back overnight and I feel like a giant bloated mess. That is the last time I will do a cleanse! Slow and steady is the way to go.
To celebrate the end of the contest, I went and got a very badly needed highlight and a makeover at the Clinique counter with my mom. They put approximately 37 products on me and I have to wonder how on earth women manage to do that every single day. I bought some eye shadow and eyeliner, but I am just not talented or patient enough to deal with that many products.
I had decided that Saturday would be my treat day before going back to Weight Watchers and focusing on clean eating again, so my mom and I split some lettuce wraps at Cheesecake Factory and Jon and I shared fajitas later that night. Big mistake. I feel revolting this morning, and I am so ready to get back to business.
Tomorrow is my appointment with Dr. Paul, who did our initial health assessments. Can’t wait to see how my results have changed! Here’s hoping the little food binge last night didn’t do too much damage!