So in the Spring of 2002, when my sister Angela and I were living together, we both decided that it would be in our best interest to lose some weight. I half-jokingly challenged her to see which of us could lose 50lbs first. I managed to lose about 5lbs since then, and I guess Angela put on a few pounds since then. But we still both want to lose the weight.
New Years is a traditional time for people to try to lose weight, so I thought I’d try to re-start this little initiative just in time for the New Year. If you look to the right on the main FYTH page, you’ll see a little chart showing our progress. I figure that having our progress public will put a little more pressure on us to do it right. The way money is going right now for me, I may not be able too afford food for long, and then the pounds should just start to drop off. It’s safe to lose weight (when losing more than 5% of your body mass) at up to 2-3lbs per week, so if we can accomplish that, we should both reach our goals by the end of the summer.
You may see more names appear in that chart. I’m going to offer spots to my friends, and if you’re trying to lose some weight, or would like to and think that public exposure would help, let me know and maybe your name will appear on the list. You don’t have to have as big a goal as 50lbs, just the desire to make your personal struggle a public one. Email me if you want to take part.