It’s now day 26 out of 70 in my blogging weight loss challenge versus Paul Piotrowski.
Apart from just humiliation on the line, if one of us doesn’t lose our weight quota on May 21st, 2010 at 10PM Pacific Time, we will have to pay the other $600 out of our own fat pocket.
As a reminder, I must lose 12 pounds within 10 weeks and Paul must lose 13 pounds within 10 weeks. This works out to 6% of our body weight, in order to make it fair.
I have to tell you – that $600 penalty is really making me not want to lose. I’m actually more motivated to “not lose” rather than “to win”… I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, but it’s certainly very motivating.
Weight Loss Updates
I just texted Paul to ask him his weight as he is not answering me on MSN and hasn’t updated his blog with his current weight in several days. He responded saying he isn’t at home to weight himself right this moment, but estimates to have lost 3 pounds so far.
On April 1st, he lost 3.4 pounds so he seems to be hovering (well, fat people don’t exactly hover…) around the 3-4 pound mark.
I just got back from badminton and weighed myself and am down 2 pounds off my official starting weight. However, if you read my last update, you’ll know that my actual starting weight was really 203 so I actually lost 5 pounds so far. But I posted 201 as my official starting weight so I have to honor that.
That means that Paul and I each have to lose 10 pounds (and keep it off) within 46 days. It sounds easy, but I envy those of you who find losing 10 pounds in a month-and-a-half easy.
What I’ve Been Doing
I’ve been sticking with my regular routine (as described in my last update), except I’ve added another day of badminton to my weekly schedule and am now going to a different badminton club on Sunday’s.
This new club has players that are much better than the players at my other club, and so they tire the hell out of me. I sweat so much when I play on Sunday’s that sweat is literally dropping off my face and messing up the floor. I actually just got back from badminton an hour ago, and lost a pound as a result, and that’s with drinking 3 cups of water!
While adding this new source of badminton is a good addition to my weight loss, the bad news is that I haven’t been going to Westwood Lake very much at all. In fact, I only went twice during the last 18 days! Last year during my weight loss challenge I was going nearly every second day!
I admit that part of it is laziness, but it’s also been raining here a lot lately and I am often too tired to go with all my badminton nights and house viewings (where I have to clean like a madman beforehand). I hope to go again more though once the weather improves. I started my weight loss challenge a month later last year, which is why I never had many bad weather days then.
Since my last update, I also increased my daily crunches by 1, and my daily walk by a minute. Laughable, I know, but it adds up over time.
Here’s an update on my charts:
Westwood Lake Time
|My 2009 Best Time||57:55||12 KM||Jogged much more in the middle area|
|March 13, 2010||1:10:12||6 KM||Feet and calves absolutely painful. Very dark out.|
|March 18, 2010||1:00:00||6 KM||Stretched and used “ML” shoes|
|March 23, 2010||1:01:25||6 KM||I tried, but in pain and out of breath|
|March 27, 2010||1:01:28||6 KM||Gave good effort again but too slow|
(Note: Times are for first 6KM only)
Weight Loss Status
|Date||Weight||Total Pounds Lost||Pounds To Go||Days Left|
|March 11, 2010||204||+3||15||70|
|March 19, 2010||203||+2||14||62|
|April 5, 2010||199||-2||10||46|
I only have 46 days left to lose 10 more pounds or I’m out $600. Wish me luck – I’m going to need it.