Saturday, March 01, 2008

Biggest loser?

Despite my intense dislike of any rigid diet, I just signed up for a "Biggest Loser" program at our local YMCA. It will be worth it to get a little more accountability and motivation in being disciplined about my food intake and training routine. It starts on March 10 for 12 weeks, perfectly timed for the 12 weeks leading up to Eagleman.

It includes:
  • Two personal training sessions
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Measurements 3 times
  • Weekly weigh-ins
  • 6 challenges (!??!??)
  • Prizes to top 3 losers and top team

I'm in! I doubt that I actually want to be the Biggest Loser - I don't want to take off any more than a pound per week, and I expect it will be won by some ginormous guy who loses 40 pounds in 12 weeks just by cutting out desserts.

Weight loss = free speed for me!


LBTEPA said...

I can't wait to hear about the challenges :P

jeanne said...

ah, i feel the same way. hate diets, but this sounds good. I wish my Y were doing this, I might actually sign up!

shawnclark8 said...

I think it sounds fun and I think you'll have a blast...

Is it by pounds alone or will it be by a percentage of weight loss?

Nancy Toby said...

I have no idea how it works! I've never seen The Biggest Loser show to see how that works - do I have to have a sob story prepared? ;-)

I'm thinking the challenges probably won't be something EASY like "Go ride your bike 50 miles".

Jade Lady said...

I need to lose some too, though I've been ignoring it - my next post will be just about that. I need some motivation and blogging seems to help. Oh, gosh, that means I have to step on the scale? Guess, it's time. Thanks for the push, Nancy.

Paulie said...

If you don't want to limit the types of food you eat and still weight the only way to go is to count calories. I use DietPower ( software to do this, but you can also use the free web service FitDay and there are others. Good tracking systems can tell you what your basel metabolic rate is over time and then can calculate how many calories you need to eat to reach a particular weight goal in a particular time frame. They are also very helpful with meal planning because you can can pick out foods that are within your calorie budget before they are infront of your face. Then print it out and you are set for figuring out what you're eating for the day. No more eating what you think is a reasonable meal and then later finding out that you over ate.

Jade Lady said...

Nancy, after seeing this post, I finally got on the scale after more than a month of procrastination. Your post really encouraged me - and of course, I had to give u that credit - see my Mar.7 post. Thanks!