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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.
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.