“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lose It Before They Do Challenge

Okay, so who's the biggest Biggest Loser fan ever?!!!! THIS GIRL!

I'm sure that I have many readers who are huge fans as well.  I have never missed an episode since the Season Premier back in fall of 2004.  I was a sophomore in college in the midst of losing 20 lbs before I performed at Carnegie Hall with the Murray State Wind Ensemble when the show premiered which made it perfect for motivation for me.  I think back to times like that and I realize that I really didn't want to perform in NYC without looking better so I made it happen.  Here is a picture of me the first night in NYC in spring of 2005.  This is by far my healthiest weight in my adult life.  Shout out to my good friend Beth in the picture with me (I'm on the left).  She was my work out buddy.  We MADE each other do it. LOL.  The university workout facility was brand new and it was out my back door of my dorm.  Pretty convenient

Ok, enough of that side track and rambling.  My point.... I'm a huge BL fan and its always been a motivator for me! 

So how many of you are just like me and EVERY season you say you are going to lose weight with the contestants and end up mad one week when someone on the show drops below your current weight.  Then you find yourself totally unmotivated.  I do it every season, every season.  I mean I'm always happy for them but I don't want to weight more than someone that is not done with their Biggest Loser season.  I wanted to do it too!  Then my poor husband has to listen to me: "Honey, does my 190 lbs look like her 190 lbs?", "Brandon, do my calves look likes hers, I mean we weigh the same, but do I carry my 190lbs different" I mean what is he really supposed to say? "yes" "no".  He usually finds a way to exit the room. LOL. I don't blame him.

So, I was terribly disappointed when I jumped my DVR ahead the other day and discovered that it was not going to start recording BL for me this month because it isn't coming on this month.  To me BL seasons are just as much Sept. as Labor Day (no disrespect  to Labor Day).  So what am I going to do now?  I heard from some former BL contestants on Twitter that the wait would be worth it, but how can  I WAIT!!! What will I do!?!

So I started thinking.  Why lose weight with the contestants this upcoming Jan. season and chance the dreaded "they pasted me up week"?  I'm gonna do it now!!! I'm gonna lose it before they do!  So I am challenging myself to lose a certain amount of weight (see below) before the season starts.  That way I have a jump start on the contestants and maybe just maybe no one will pass me up (until the finale where someone's goal weight might just be less than mine).  I can totally do this this time.  I'm not going to be disappointed for the 14th season in a row.  13 seasons was enough.  I'm going to have a finale party at my house and its going to be to celebrate the success I have had as well.! (and hopefully some of my local friends as well)

So here is my challenge.... set two number goals....

Goal one - weight to be at Jan. 1 so that you've got a jumpstart on the BL
Goal two - weight to be at at the end of April for the finale (don't know the date yet)
Write it down, post it here in comments and I'll do updates each month on where we all are in reference to our goals.  You can send me weights or lbs to lose either way.  

So here is my info for my goals:

Lose 24 lbs by Jan 1. / Be 175 lbs on Jan. 1
(6 lbs a month / 1.5 lbs per week)

Lose 48 lbs by end of April / Be 151 lbs. for Finale

I still won't be at my goal weight but I'll be within 20 lbs and have accomplished a lot more than I ever have before.  So, go ahead.  Make a goal and send it to me.  Tweet it to me, Facebook it to me, or comment it here.  Maybe you need to lose 10 lbs, maybe 50 lbs like me or more.  Whatever you need. Make your goal known and lets do it together.  Get to goal setting and sending. Remember you can simply send me lbs to lose.  There is no need to send me your weight unless you are like me and feel very freed by putting the number out there.  I hope to hear from a lot of you.  I would like to do some kind of small prize for whoever hits their goals most consistently but I'm not sure how to determine that.  Stay tuned for that info. 

*** I need goals by Sept. 15th and the first report back on how Sept. went by Sept 30th ***
***I'll report on the first of Oct***


  1. Alright Bethney - Ill lose 20lbs by Jan 1. And 20 more by the end of the show! Thats 5lbs a month. What a great idea!

    - Lee Ann

  2. I am so in! I just wrote a post about this:


    I will do 18lbs by Jan 1 and 20 lbs by the end of the show! I'm really excited for this!

  3. Yay! I want in! I want to have lost 32 pounds by Jan 1st which will put me at 199! Then 25 by April 1st which will put me at half my size of what I was! 174 is my ugw until I get there then I will see what I want to look like! This is going to be so Hard but I can Do IT!

  4. Great idea! I am in!! I want to lose 20 pounds by January 1. Then another 20 by April's end. I will dig out my Curves meal plan again and I had signed on to BobHarper.com so I can be part of Team Bob and use his knowledge to improve my health and my life!!! Here we go! Mom

  5. This is awesome! I'm in! I want to lose 20 pounds by January 1, which will put me at my lowest weight (7/01/11) and another 20 by April 1. Losing this 40 pounds will double my total weight lost and 75 pounds lost. Half way to goal! I can totally do this and excited to get started. Thanks for starting this!

  6. I am 180 lbs currently.

    Jan. 1st lose 20 lbs

    April lose another 20 lbs, putting me at my doctor's goal weight for me! (I'm 5'7")

    Great idea! It's always the worst when the ladies on BL get smaller than you.