"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Really, we're both winners

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Cue the music: "Weeee are the champions, my friiiennnnnds …"

And we'll keep on fighting to end?

Well, yes and no.

For me and Alan, this "fight" is over. I won our competition.

This morning, I was down 5 pounds from last week, bringing my weight loss in this competition to 28 pounds.

That also brings my total weight loss since last March to 52 pounds!

Alan went to a rip-roaring bachelor party and wedding in Phoenix over the weekend. He says he stayed on mainly a liquid diet all weekend, consuming about a month's worth of beer.

Yet somehow he stayed the same weight — 185 — with a total loss of 20 pounds since we started this rivalry Jan. 3. He was just 1 pound from winning. (Awww.)

He does look amazing.

Which is why I declare us both champions (though I still get the prize … hey, what's my prize?).

That fight 'til the end? It will go on — individually.

Alan says he wants to lose 15 more pounds, and I need to lose another 100.

Yes, really.

I have motivation. I am RUNNING the 5K Warrior Dash in July and, lord willing, the 10 Mile Crim in August.

On Sunday, I walked the 5K in Bay City. I'm proud to announce that my time was nearly 4 minutes faster than when I walked the 5K last August in Flint.

They're small steps, but they're adding up … to the tune of 52 pounds so far.

So Alan owes me … something. Especially beyond the doughnuts he had waiting on my desk at work this morning.

Any suggestions?


  1. I am so excited!!! You have fought this battle for sooo long. I hope you know you are not alone, and yes even I battle it.
    My prayer is you will make goals and reach them with your hard work, and also know that God loves you and you are beautiful!

  2. Outstanding Misty! Youuuuu are a champion my friend! Looking sleek in your St. Patty's Day shirt! Wooo wee!

  3. You look amazing! And I am continually impressed by how engaging, personal, thoughtful and just damn funny your posts are. You inspire me.

  4. Ah, bless you, Chris (and Laura and Tonya and MaryBeth)! It is an everyday battle, this weight loss ... this life. But having people who actually care enough to read about it and comment means the world to me. I'll resume blogging again soon. Promise.