I just found out a little while ago that I won the Biggest Loser contest here at work. I am super excited, and most of all, very proud of myself. For those of you who want to know how I did- I weighed in with 16.4 pounds lost (though it was really seventeen earlier this morning, hee hee). And our contest just lasted for a month; unfortunately for me, I still have a little ways to go. Fortunately, however, I'm more than halfway there now. This was such a great motivator, I'm so glad Brenda and I decided to put it together. Not only have I lost a good deal of weight, but I now have an extra $280 in my pocket. Yay!!! Thanks to everyone who has said such sweet things, I appreciate the support. And if any of you have thought about doing this at your work, go for it! I so recommend it. And about the picture (yes, I even added it to my sidebar, ;) ), I just wanted to show the new "skinny" me. Yeah, it doesn't look all that different, but I can see a difference especially in my face. I've always had a fat face, lol.
***For those who are interested in how I lost the weight- my weight loss plan consisted of really watching what I ate. I only starting jogging/walking close to two weeks into the contest. For breakfast (and I ALWAYS ate breakfast), I usually had either cereal with a lot of fiber and very little sugar, oatmeal, or sometimes a couple of eggs with orange juice (not from concentrate, either- I LOVE Simply Orange). Everyday I indulged in one or two snacks throughout the day as well- fruit snacks, 100 calorie packs, teddy grahams, or sometimes just a piece of fruit. For lunch it was usually a lean cuisine, sometimes a low fat sandwich, and if I didn't bring my lunch for the day I went to Taco Bell and got a fresco style burrito (7 grams of fat and around 200 calories, not bad) or a couple of fresco chicken tacos. Now here's the hard part- for dinner I usually would just have a Slim fast shake; some days I was too hungry to just have a shake and would have to have a "real" meal- something very very small, though. I always eat dinner before 7:00pm- never later. There you have it, my weight loss secrets. Oh and another thing, yes, I did indulge and go out to eat on occasion. I went to Chili's, Marianos, Ton's Mongolian Grill, Olive Garden, and even Buffalo Wild Wings during this time period. Did I get the healthy items on the menu? Nope, sure didn't. ;) So see, you can give yourself what you want sometimes and still stay on track. No one is 100 percent perfect!