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Biggest Loser contest…

So at work we’re having a (voluntary) Biggest Loser contest. Well, technically, it’s a “Largest Loser” contest, probably because Biggest Loser is trademarked, and it would be unbecoming for a law firm to pilfer intellectual property.  Since I still haven’t gotten around to losing the baby weight, I signed up.  Lucky for me, most of the participants are skinny minnies.  The more weight you have, the more weight you can lose.

Since today was the starting weigh-in, I chose to spend last night stuffing my face with pasta, watching TV, and generally feeling gluttonous.

So today I started my first day of dieting with the alarm going off at 5:10 (so I could get to the gym before work), and I promptly turned it off and went back to sleep.  I also slept through my normal alarm at 6:00, and didn’t bother to roll out of bed until 6:30.

My first dieting accomplishment was that I packed my lunch, and only ate things that I packed.  I have a habit of packing a perfectly good lunch, but then thanks to the Au Bon Pain downstairs, I decide I need an Asiago Bagel and some soup, and end up eating a second lunch.  I feel like I don’t have the time or the discipline to follow Weight Watchers or log all my food right now.  But since I can do a decent job of packing a healthy lunch and snacks, I’m going to focus on continuing to pack good things, and then actually eat those things and not buy extra junk food.  Also, when I hit the 3:00 slump, instead of seeking out a Hershey Bar or M&M’s, I had tea and a granola bar, not as tasty, but I survived.

This weekend I’m going to need to do some serious grocery shopping. We’ve got lots of canned beans and baby carrots in the house, but not much fruit or much else that is tasty for lunch.  I’m also going to make an extra effort to get to the gym– Ideally I’d like to get there 5 days a week, but I think a 4 day a week goal is more realistic.  As long as I’m motivated, I can get there both days on the weekend, so I’ll just have to make it there twice more during the week.  This will also be a good time to schedule those personal trainer appointments I’ve been meaning to schedule.

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