So today was weigh-in day for the Biggest Loser competition at work. But before I get to that, let me share last weeks leaderboard results. I only know my results. After week 1, I was 11th in total weight lost, and not in the top 15 in percentage. After week 2, I moved up to 4th in weight lost, and I believe 8th in percentage. My goal this week was 9.225 pounds. which would have put me at 22.32 total lost, and in 2nd place. But like I told you before – I will give you the truth (good and bad, success and failure). I did not make my goal, I didn’t even come close. I only lost 4.2 pounds this week for a total of 17.3 pounds total, and in 4th place in the early returns. I only worked out one last week, I let you guys down. But the good news is that I am only 6 pounds away from 1st place, in the early returns. I will say when I started in 11th place and heard that people were taking supplements and starving themselves, I didn’t think I had a shot to win it. Knowing I am 6 pounds away, makes me believe I not only have a shot, I can win it. Since this is the half-way mark, I believe 40-45 pounds will win this competition, there is a slight chance 35-40 wins it. So at 17.3 pounds, to get to 40 pounds I need to lose an average of 7.57 pounds per week the next three weeks.
So at the half-way mark, how do I stand on my goals for this competition? My original goal was 30 pounds over six weeks. I am at 17.3 pounds which puts me at 57% of that goal. Then I readjusted my goal to 50 pounds in six weeks. That puts me at 34.6% of that goal. And to give you one last number, If I believe 40 pounds will win it. 17.3 puts me at 43.25%. So what does that all mean. It will be a major failure if I don’t lose 30 pounds. Anything over 30 is not a major failure. I will be disappointed but still happy with myself, If I don’t make 40 pounds, because I still have more than half of the total to go in three weeks. I will be slightly disappointed but very proud if I lose over 40 but don’t make 50 pounds. If I make 50 pounds, no matter what the result of the competition is, I will be nothing but ecstatic, and beyond proud of myself, because I will know I did it the right way. By the way to reach 50 pounds – I have to average a loss of 10.9 pounds over the next three weeks.
On my home scale, I am still in the 35-40 total pounds lost area. But I also weigh myself first thing in the morning and not in uniform.
hopefully this was the motivation I needed.
And the journey continues……..