I’m sure that’s probably most people who are reading this… except for Jonathan and Sam (skinny guys make me mad!). Ha!
Along with probably 90% of other people who made resolutions for 2012, I’ve made a commitment to drop some weight. Two years ago I worked every hard for three months to lose a little over 10% of my body weight. It was awesome and I was so proud of myself. Although it took me a good two years, I’m pretty much where I began two years ago… but a little more angry about it.
Here’s what I’ve learned about myself. I work best when there are goals I’m shooting for and I thrive when I’m going after it in community. Make it a little competition where the winner takes a prize… even better. Hey, I can’t change who I am, it just the way I’m wired. My involvement in a “biggest loser” competition is what helped me drop all the weight. However, after I did it, I didn’t set a new goal. I didn’t engage in a new “contest” that would keep me pointed toward healthy living. I just went on with life and got by butt kicked.
So, I’m ready for round two with a plan not to be here again. I’ve already started and amazingly have already lost 7-8 pounds… but I’ve got a long way to go. So, I’m wondering if there are any others who have “resolutions” to lose some pounds but not the accountability to keep you moving toward the goal. I thought I’d reach out to the Kidmin community and see if there were some who would be interested in doing this together. Anyone interested? I’m thinking of a 3-4 month “biggest loser” competition… maybe one with a prizes for the top losers. Let me know if you’re interested. No worries, I’m not going to ask anyone to blog their weigh ins or anything, we can do everything through a facebook group.
If you’re interested, either reply to this post or contact me through the contact button above.
Join the Daily Dispatch!
If you're a kidmin content junky... submit your name and email and you will get the following:
• Daily updates from the blog
• Weekly blog summaries with exclusive content
• Access to amazing resources
ALL DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX!
I lost 30 pounds last year and got about 80the more to go. Let me know the details.
Hey I’m running a half marathon this year as well. Maybe an added element of the competition???
I’m looking to shed about 10-15 pounds to get to official skinny guy weight, not sure I would be much competition though.
I am but I’m not talking about it. 🙂
I’m interested – need to shed 30lbs. I just started this week…
I’m also participating in my first Mini-marathon in May! Woo Hoo!
Between this post and contacts I’ve gotten, we’ve got maybe 4 people… possibly another two or three. We’ll give this another day or two and see what we get… we can plan on officially starting on Monday. Woo hoo!
I started back in October because I knew I would gain over the Holidays if I didn’t put something in place to stop it. So happy to say I didn’t gain over the holidays, but just maintained. So I am ready to jump back in and need to lose about 25 lbs. I work better with accountabliity and a little competition is always fun.
Are you a skinny-racist?
I’m doing this with my sister, so I would love a church community group to do this with, too!!! Bootcamp starts Monday at 5:30 AM! Bring it!
Seeing as how I need to lose a Jonathan Cliff or so, I’m in.
Lose 10 lbs and run a 5k are both on my 2012 goals list, but I haven’t told anyone (other than my husband). I’m in.
Good for you… but now you just told the world. 🙂
Had a similar experience, dropped 60+ pounds in ’09 & now almost back to my start. Definitely a goal for 2012.
a year ago, i decided (again) that i was going to make a change in my life. Then in January / February, I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. He’d lost 80 lbs and looked like a different man. I asked him what he was doing and he invited me an open house party to learn about the program. The rest of my story is here http://bit.ly/A5CcTZ but the bottom line is that God brought me a program, after years of searching, that helped me lose 40 lbs in the last 6 to 8 months. I’m actively sharing this with brides-to-be because the seem to have a lot of motivation, but just because my PDF talks about weddings, doesn’t mean that it won’t work for the rest of us. This has helped me, my husband, my in-laws and my friends. In total, 9 of us have lost about 165 lbs all together on this program.
Please let me know if you’d like more information. This changed my life and I’m so excited to help coach others in a plan that will work for them. There is a special on TLC coming up next Sat, Jan 21 – http://youtu.be/xhWJ82zrSH8 and I’d be happy to skype or call anyone who wants more details. –Tracey Cope– http://bit.ly/A5CcTZ
I’m in 🙂 I have a big mountain to climb but really want to!
Is it too late to join?
I’ve lost 40 since the #kidmin conf