Wednesday, October 29, 2008

5 lbs. closer

I am now 5 lbs. closer to my goal! For those of you who don't know, about 2 months ago a bunch of us from work had just finished playing a round of golf and were sitting at a table in the local McDonalds. It was about 9:30 at night and, like most guys at night, our conversation turned to the stupid and stupid-er. We got on the subject of the UFC and Brady boldly stated that, if he were to lose some weight, he could beat GSP. I nearly spit a mouthful of Big Mac and fries in his eyes! The thing was--he was dead serious. Anyway, our conversation led to a bet between Brady, Mike, Ryan, and myself. We decided that each of us would put in $25 and the first to lose 10% of their body weight would win the pot. Now understand that all of us are very competitive and when money is involved, competition can turn ugly. No one trusted anyone, so after we finished our burgers, fries, colas, and shakes, we headed across the parking lot to WalMart to weigh ourselves.
Now that I have given you a little background, I weighed in at an obese 200 lbs. that night. Well, after about 6 weeks I was down to 180 and had won the money. But I didn't want to stop there. My ultimate goal is to reach 170. The last 10 lbs. have really been difficult. But yesterday I stepped on the scale and was at 175! That's only 5 lbs. (for those of you who have difficulty with math) from my goal! And while Ana is a little upset because, as she says, I have lost a little from my stomach and all of my a$$, I must say I look strickingly sexy. I am pretty proud of myself, though, and I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel--not to mention my toes!

1 comment:

Randy and Kari said...

Way to go!! I'm so proud! I DO know how hard those last 10 lbs are...I've been working on mine for 10 years! :o)