This year I am once again the captain of my company's Biggest Winner team as part of the Corporate Challenge here in the City of Las Vegas. Basically we have a 5 member team and the goal is to lose the highest total percentage of weight over the next 10 weeks. Our final weigh in is on May 12. Having participated in this challenge in the past I understood how easy it might be to "stack the deck" a bit in our favor by gaining a bit of easily loseable weight. One of the easiest things to do is to drink as much water as possible the day of the initial weigh in to increase your starting weight. Eating like a pig for a couple of days before and the day of prior to weighing in helps too.
I'm here to let you know I was very successful in this regard. My Friday weight was 429 lbs. and my official weigh in weight was 440 lbs. I got on the scale this morning at home and it showed 436.4 lbs. My goal over the next 10 weeks is to lose one percentage of my starting weight each week for a total of 10 % for the competition. Do I know this is faster than recommended as a good, steady amount to lose? Sure I do, but it is a competition and not a lifestyle. I do hope that the change will carry forward, though.
So, 4.4 lbs per week between now and May 12. I know I can do it by staying focused, eating right and getting my butt moving!