September 12, 2008

The Biggest Loser...

When I use to hear the title of this show, it always bothered me. I know they are actually doing a good thing, but it still bothered me, perhaps that was the case with me because... I was overweight (again). I have finally decided that this is the year I am going to get into shape and stay there.

I usually say I am going to diet the next few months and see if I can lose the weight. And most of the time I was able to lose the weight (well at least some of the weight). But then in a few weeks I begin the climb again.

I am embarking on another diet adventure, this time with about ten of my colleagues. We will be weighing in every 1st of the month for the next three months. No great prize, just the joy of comrades to walk and diet with you. The prize will be cash... $10 to begin and $5 a month for the next two months. It has been 1 1/2 weeks (almost 2) and I think I am hovering around 10 lbs. (YEAH ME!!!)

But my commitment is not just for 3 months, mine is for the year. If I can show marked improvement and overall better general health, that will give me the incentive to continue this life style change.

I know I cannot continue as I have over the past few years. Every year it gets harder and harder.
My words of wisdom... Lose weight when you are young and change your life style and keep in shape, life will be better in the long hall.