I have a very bad habit of justifying my eating when I know I’m starting a formalized program like Weight Watchers or a weight loss contest. This might explain why I had pizza last night and Chili’s for lunch today (at least 100% of the profits went to St. Jude!), and why I’m having Chinese food tomorrow. It’s not good!
We’ve worked out some details of the contest, including that it’s not so much a contest with each other–it’s a contest against ourselves. We will each set a personal goal at the beginning, and if we reach that goal, we get the reward we promised for ourselves. In my case, it’s going to be a fabulous new outfit, complete with purse and jewelry–a whole ensemble. I don’t think I’ve ever bought an entire outfit before–just a shirt here or jeans there that I like. I’m excited at the prospect of feeling all put together and polished!
Here are a few outfits I found on Pinterest that I would love to someday be able to wear (I don’t think I’d have the right body for skinny jeans even if I lost another 75 pounds, but the rest is very cute)!
This contest is going to be tough right from the get-go. I will be on vacation for the first three days. Not the best timing….or maybe it is. It will serve as a reminder that I am traveling for the experiences and the scenery, and not the food (but, OH MAN, there’s some good food I’m going to have to turn down!). Because of the trip, I probably won’t be able to post about our first weigh-in until Sunday night.
Another post to come is a Q&A with my former trainer, Michelle. She is awesome and is happy to answer any questions we have. If you have any, just post them here and I’ll include your questions in the mix!