Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Week 1 Results- Game On Diet

I'm really really really happy to say that week one of The Game On Diet has been a smashing success! I got a perfect score of 850 points and lost 5lbs. I'm really proud of myself and really happy that I was able to complete week 1 so well.

There are so many things I like about this plan:
1. built-in support among teammate(s) and even the opponents
2. trying new foods- egg whites and soy milk are two things I had never really tried before this. Also, I just had a salad yesterday with brown rice in it...It's much better than I ever would have thought!
3. more energy- all the water, working out and good food is definitely giving me MORE energy.
4. better mood- I'm sure it's the combination of everything, but my moods are definitely better. I'm happier and I just FEEL better.
5. changing habits- although I still wonder about stupid lame ass celebrity gossip, I know that my life is much, much better without it. And I look forward to, 21 more days from now, when I possibly won't give a shit about it at all! I've also been writing in my journal everday (including my day off) and that makes me happy. It's also really nice to open up my journal and not see "I can't believe how long it's been since I last wrote in here" written at the beginning of every single entry. That was getting old for the past five years.
6. it's working! It's really nice to see that my body is actually responding to all of this. It's even nicer to see it all reflected on the scale. I know it's only week one, and that typically in the first week of any weight-loss effort you see a big loss the first week, but still. I'm taking it and running with it.

The four of us combined have lost 24.5 lbs in the first week alone. Amazing. I think all of us have struggled for a while to find something that has worked. I know I have tried many times and many programs for losing weight. But I really love this approach. It's one thing to sabotage yourself, but to know that you're going to mess up your teammate and allow your opponents to get ahead and closer to the grand prize...well...it makes you think twice for sure!

The grand prize is $300 for the individual with the most amount of points. The team with the most points gets $100. And the person who loses the most weight each week gets $20. We've come up with a way that everyone gets rewarded. I didn't win the weight loss challenge for this week, but I'm okay with that. It means that someone else lost more than 5lbs in their first week, which is amazing!

As I move into the end of the week, I do have my first real challenge since joining- a weekend away from the house. A weekend away from my own fridge. A weekend of temptations! But I've decided to take Friday PM as my meal off. And then Saturday as my day off. So I am fairly certain that I can manage this. I'm also going to take up a little cooler and keep snacks on hand to make sure that on the drive up and on the drive back I have what I need to stay in the game and kick some ass!

1 comments:

Anonymous,  August 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

congrats schmolsters! it actually sounds like a pretty cool diet. glad that you guys are doing well with it :)
mrs. cook

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