I signed up for the "Beach Ready Boot Camp Challenge" with my trainer and about 20 other brave women. I am pretty sure I am the biggest one in the bunch, but I am using that to my advantage. You see, there is a cash prize of $200 for the highest percentage of weight lost. Everyone knows fat people lose weight faster than thin people, right? Haven't you ever watched The Biggest Loser?
So, bloggy friends, I am putting my starting weight out there for the world to see: 183.8. I have until the end of May to get fit and drop some pounds. Wish me luck! Good or bad, I will keep you all posted.
In case you were wondering why an overweight, grown woman would tell the whole (blog) world exactly how fat she is, down to the tenth of a pound, here is why:
I am tired of being a slave to food and the size of my hips, stomach, butt. By posting my weight, whether it goes up or down, I hope that it will free me of my insecure body image.
Which reminds me of a funny story. I went jogging (in shorts) the other day and happened to follow a young, fit woman in tight workout attire. Up ahead was a group of construction workers waiting in line for the lunch wagon, or as we call it in California, the "roach coach". She jogs by them and they all turn to watch her cute butt going by.
I was next.
Nothing. No head turns. No cat calls.
And you know what? I was relieved. For the first time in my 43 years I didn't care about my jiggly, bare thighs.
Maybe my plan is already starting to work : )