Saturday, April 07, 2007

Flip This Mommy!

I know I need to lose weight. I have yo-yo’d my whole life, and now even my doctor is suggesting I check into the Lap Band. The Lap Band!!! Eric says I just need to not eat the chocolate truffles . . . and ice cream . . . and doughnuts . . . and white mochas. Oh hell! I pretty much need to change everything I eat.

Anyway, Julie over at Flip This Body provided some much needed incentive. Julie introduced a weight loss challenge – a race to her shower. The challenge? Lose 15 pounds by Julie’s bridal shower on July 22. I just signed up yesterday, and people are already posting weight loss totals!! Dude! I don’t even have my beginning weight yet. Someone has already lost three pounds!!

I’m doing Saturdays as my weigh-in, so I am just about to check my beginning weight. Will it help or hurt me that I am bloated and retaining? Hmmm . . .

If anyone else would like to join us in Julie’s weight loss challenge, visit Flip This Body for more details! Then I will sabotage you by sending you pastries. Muwahahaha!


Sparky Duck said...

Im fat, but I dont even know this Julie person! :)

Desert Songbird said...


I SOOO don't need to be reminded that I need lose weight, but then again, a contest might be just what I need to get started (again).

I'll have to ponder this one.

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you and I am joining the challenge also. I started my journey to release 185 pounds of unhealthy fat on 12.27.06 and have released 29.5 so far. Let me know if there is any way I can support you.

Keep pushing play!


SQT said...

I don't know a woman who isn't trying to lose weight, myself included.

Good luck!

Kara said...

Good luck in the challenge!

Jules said...

Wow. I just wrote this long sentimental supportive comment and then I clicked publish and I lost the wireless signal and now it's gone.


Ok, here's the recap:

1. Since you're starting out at the beginning, the weight will fall off more rapidly in the first few weeks, so don't worry that you haven't weighed in yet because you will catch up.

2. Make sure to explore your reasons for doing this. You need to establish what's at stake and what your motivation will be. Also set a strategy. Read some of my early posts if you're drawing a blank.

Let me know if you need any guidance!


Sadie said...

Good luck girlfriend! Yesterday was my one year anniversary at Weight Watchers... of course I've been ignoring counting points for a few months. But it did work for me.

You can do it!!!