Monday, January 07, 2008

$100 Challenge

My mom issued a challenge to anyone that wanted to participate in losing 10% of their body weight (beginning Jan 1st, although I started on the 2nd). Growing up and even on my mission I was a pretty skinny kid [major understatement]. Once I got married though, my activity level decreased and I gained a few pounds. In order to participate in this challenge you have to be 20 lbs overweight - which I was in the evening, but not the morning, after gorging myself for the week between Christmas and New Year's. My ultimate goal is to lose about 25 lbs, but for this competition I've got to lose a bit less than 20 lbs. I'll keep my progress updated here in a bar graph on the top of my blog. Cheer me on, I certainly deserve that money as much as anyone, right?

3 comments:

Trever & Heather said...

The lurp trying to lose weight? Personally, I don't buy it.

J/K and good luck! I finally got back to my post-pregnancy goal weight two weeks ago (which mind you is more than what I started out as)- and Ava turns 1 on this Saturday!

Alysia said...

Ty, Wow it looks like you are doing great! Congrats! I wish I could say we would be giving you some stiff competition but I think I have gained a pound since starting and Kevin has only lost a couple. Darn.

Rummage said...

I don't think intentionally gaining weight to qualify was what your parent's had in mind when they started this competition, but I have to admire your creative approach to winning $100.