I have always enjoyed watching the Biggest Loser. I have not actually been watching it this season, maybe because I am living it. An old coleague/facebook friend of mine, was posting about the Biggest Loser competition they were having at her school. I really, really need to lose weight before my sister's wedding (wedding post to come). I asked around at my school to see who would be interested, and sure enough people were really excited about it. I put up a sign up sheet and we ended up with 16 participants. We even have some very tiny little ladies, that most of us think were crazy for signing up, but hey the more the merrier.
We all put in ten bucks to start out. Every Friday we weigh in, in my classrom. If someone gains more than one pound, they add a dollar to the pot. At the end of ten weeks I will figure everyones percentage of weight loss. The person with the biggest percentage will win $100. Second and Third place will divide what is left in the pot.
I was hesitant to start this because I knew it would take some time and effort on my part. I am really glad I decided to go through with it. I have really enjoyed getting to see all the ladies participants every Friday. In a normal week, I could probably go without seeing or talking to some of these ladies. It is also really encouraging to watch others lose weight. I have been very motivated by everyones hard work and dedication. March 23rd is our last weigh-in. I think everyone will be a little relieved once it's over. I hope that even when it's over, we all stay on a path to a healthy lifestyle. Most, if not all of the participants really are in it to be more healthy. I don't think one single person is really in it for the money. The money is just a little added bonus, not the primary reason for losing weight and getting in shape. I will post an update when it's over and let you all know how we did.
I have had a bad week this week. I think I may be paying a dollar.
Below are some funny pictures that some of our staff posted on facebook when we started.