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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Moment of Truth Tuesday

Sparked by P.O.M.'s weight loss challenge, I decided to join her endeavor to lose a few pounds. Now, normally, I'm not much for watching my weight too closely. Don't get me wrong -- I do weigh myself regularly and then curse myself for eating ALL of a Chipotle burrito, but most of the time, I just shrug it off with an "eh" and continue about my business. The fact of the matter is that I'm pretty comfortable with where I'm at, weight-wise.

However, even though I'm not much for the whole diet thing, I figured: who couldn't afford to lose a few extra pounds? Perhaps it will help me fit better in a pair of jeans, or perhaps I can fit back into those black pants I have that have become rather *tight* as of late. So, I am following P.O.M.'s criteria and doing the following to help motivate me:
  • Posting my weight as of now
  • Posting my goal weight
  • Posting my reward if I achieve said goal by February of 2008

So, here they are:

  • Current weight: 118
  • Goal weight: 113
  • Prize? An hour long massage

Weight will be posted on "Moment of Truth Mondays" and you can either track my progress (or lack of progress) or join in the good times by posting your own "Moment of Truth" on Mondays.

So...this probably means less Halloween candy, huh?

30 comments:

CollegeGirl said...

Sounds like a good goal! You can do it!

And the prize is definitely worth the work -I LOVE massages :)

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Dangit Jess! Now I am going to have to actually do something about this weight that I keep bitching about :P I agree...good prize, but I always like to use new clothes as a motivator for myself ;)

Wes said...

118? Make sure your don't shrivel up :-) OK. As long as you are not giving up beer!!! yuk, yuk :-)

Erin said...

You will have no problem losing 5 lbs by then even with the holidays. I lost 14 without much exercise by just changing my eating habits. If you keep up the normal exercise and change a few things, you will be there in no time at all. :)

P.O.M. said...

Awesome!!!
5lbs will be a piece of cake. Or more like a piece of rice-cake. ha ha

Mother Smuckers said...

Good luck with that.


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Marcy said...

You guys are so brave. Homie, I AM SO TIRED of dieting I just can't go there anymore LOL Good Lord I can't even remember the last time I weighed 118. HS probably LOL

miss petite america said...

jesus christ, you'd have to pay me money to post my weight online.

good luck to you chica. you picked the perfect prize!

J~mom said...

Ugh, I want to play but I don't think I can post my weight every week. :>X

Non-Runner Nancy said...

seriously, 118? I would be like drinking kegs of beer and eating vats of candy. :D

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh wait, I guess I already do that!

Taryn said...

118? You are such a little thing, aren't you? ;) 5 lbs - you can do it!

Mary Gee said...

YOu look fabulous, I don't know why you would want to lose even 5 lbs. Be careful, dieting can make you overweight. I am not kidding.

Tough Cookie said...

I agree that you look great and don't need to lose weight! You look a LOT smaller than 118. (As a fellow shorty...I'm probably a better judge than most of the people on here. :) Good luck!

teacherwoman said...

Very doable! You are tiny! :)

I don't know if I am confident enought to post my weight... it's quite disgusting! :)

Steve Stenzel said...

Oh, Halloween is a "free pass" to load up on all kinds of crap. It's just once a year!

;)

Nicole said...

How fun. I'm playing along.
148/135/shopping spree

ws said...

I have no comment, except to say that I should join that challenge. Marathon training is making me fat.

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like a very do-able goal, Jess. Good for you!

David said...

Okay, you've received suitable grief for the 118 lbs thing. I weighed that in about 5th grade, probably, so you can consider you weigh similar to a lanky 5th grade boy.

That goal, though seemingly easy to those of us taller, can be significant to those in lower altitudes. The easiest motivator? Eat less, more often: 5-6 meals a day is great, and balance the protein/carb thing while keeping fat in check. Fat is less absorbed in the AM, but oatmeal (or oaty food) in the AM can set your day up very well.

In addition, low intensity exercise pre-breakfast and a supplemental exercise later in the day will help keep your metabolism screaming all day. Soon, you will be making 3 UPS deliveries (toilet visits) per day!

Ryan said...

5 lbs. in three months is a good goal. You gotta live life too.(by live life I mean drink beer and eat food). Although you let me know the next time the hubby makes pot pies, I will be more than happy to eat your portion. You know, to help with the diet.

Vanilla said...

It's not possible to only eat part of a Chipotle burrito. Those things are so good.

MN Mom said...

Good for you you will be going into the Holiday's lean...
I wish I was so motavated...I am currently on the Sea Food Diet..
I see food and eat it!

Laura N said...

See ya on the challenge board! You are such a skinny minnie.

Krista said...

Good luck! I'd say this is more than attainable, but really - start tomorrow so you can enjoy your candy cauldron!

eyegirl said...

I'm going to join you!

Just12Finish said...

5 lbs?! Well, you don't have much to start with anyway, compared to the rest of us. OK, compared to me. Good luck!

brunettechicagogal said...

You know, it's probably not a bad idea to pay a bit of attention to your weight since you're approaching 30. I hate to be the voice of doom and gloom, but EVERY single female friend of mine (and me, too) gained between 7 and 10 pounds around age 30 (for me, it was right after I turned 31). Didn't matter what our body types were to begin with -- even the skinny minnies. And then it happened again after 35. Fun times, those thirties are!

Kim said...

Holy shite youre tiny :) GO GET EM CHAMP! now, if i can only put away the m&ms, i would join ya in the weight loss challenge....oh, but i am dieting...right that IronWil thing...not really working out.

Mendy said...

So jealous. 5lbs... you're tiny, girl! Anyway, I think it's a great goal and now because of you, POM, and the others - I may have to join in. I NEED to loose weight in order to want to get out of bed in the mornings and you may give me the motivation I need.