Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Let the games begin!

Garth and I are on a serious diet. We have been waking up at 5a.m. this past week to workout everyday. We eat healthy and light and we do not eat past 7p.m.
It is so hard to do. Seriously. We were watching a movie Monday night and all the main characters did was eat. It was pure torture! But we were good accountability partners and we did not give in. We had to help talk each other out of grabbing a snack but we did it.
Today we both weighed ourselves and we are both 2 pounds lighter! This was just the motivation we needed. I was up at the crack of dawn this morning kickboxing and I'll be running at the gym tomorrow morning so I can be 2 pounds lighter next week.
Our goal is to loose 8 pounds by Nov. 26. Why this specific day? Well, this is the day we travel to Florida so we want to be in great bathing suit shape and 8 pounds should do the trick.
The catch? If you know Garth, you know we have to make this a competition. Soooo the first person to loose 8 pounds first wins! If Garth wins, he scores a big screen TV, but if I win I get tickets to see "Wicked." Let the games begin! So far it's tied up at 2lbs. each!

30 comments:

d.a.r. said...

That is so awesome to have someone to do it with, and making it a competition is a great idea!! I hope you guys both make your goal :)

Shea said...

I wanted to see Wicked soooo bad but Jim said it was too much since I have already received my Christmas present!! I am cheering for you all the way!!

A Belle and her Beau said...

you HAVE to win because you HAVE to see Wicked! Good luck :)

Mojito Maven said...

YAY congrats to you!!!!! I hope you win those "Wicked" tickets :)

Kelli said...

Go guys! This is awesome and I wish you much luck and success! I dropped about 10 lbs earlier this year {stomach problems} but it really taught me to change my diet and I feel great for it. Keep us posted!

LyndsAU said...

that is such a cute idea!! i hope you get to see wicked :) but i hope you both get to your goal :) congrats!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

ohhh I hope you win!

What a great idea to keep each other motivated!

Ashley said...

Nice work!!! Josh gets home so late that the no eating after 7 thing won't work for us... but that's an awesome idea :-)

Rachel said...

That is great! However I live in Florida and I am not too sure if you will be wearing your bathing suits...it's cold here this month!

New Girl on Post said...

What great motivation! It's always easier to lose weight when you have someone to do it with you.

Hope you get those Wicked tickets!

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh, good for you Miss LTBAW, how cool!

If only we had the internal fortitude to do the same... sigh.

Grins & Giggles,
tp

bekah said...

OH YOU BETTER WIN! i want to see Wicked so bad...I will gladly live vicariously through you! So win!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

How fun! YOu guys lose weight the fun way! :) Good luck to you both, and for you - I hope you win because Wicked is my FAVE!

Kassie said...

Yay! Good luck to the both of you! 2 pounds a week is a good healthy target. I'm hoping to be 2 pounds lighter by Monday!

THE Stephanie said...

Woo Hoo!!! Go Lindsey go!!!

KC said...

That's awesome! Diets are definitely hard, but worth it! Just have to keep it up after the "diet" is over. Hehe...

I just started a diet too, and I'm down 4 lbs! It's nice to see results, otherwise it would be hard to keep it up!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Such a great way to lose weight!!

ka1t_lyn said...

Awesome idea, I'll be rooting for you. Seeing Wicked would be A-mazing!!

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

well thank you! I love the your blog title! I guess you can say i'm in the same boat of learning to be a wife!

Miss Anne said...

Girl! You can DO IT!

Keep up the great work! In the end you'll both be {winners} :)

Great goal and great plan!

xo!

can't wait to see your pics from {Wicked} ;) ha!

Megan said...

Good Luck!!! Hope you win!

Bluebird said...

That's awesome! Good luck. My husband and I talk about doing stuff like that all the time to get healthier, but we are never able to follow through :P

I hope you win!!!!

The Pink Owl said...

Good luck! I hope you win (b/c I've always wanted to see Wicked and I need you to tell me all about it)! ;)

Rebecca Taylor said...

Oh how fun!! Good luck!

Holly said...

I passed along an award to you...go on over to my page and "pick it up" :)

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

I hope you win! I'm seeing Wicked in Minneapolis in a couple of weeks and I'm super excited =)

Tara Caire said...

ooo wicked i want to see that! i love a little friendly competition : )

mrs.leah.maria said...

I love it! Ton and I are very competitive as well!

Maria said...

I hope to one day motivate myself to start working out again. Congrats to the two of you!!

Mrs. Buck said...

good luck, I'm trying to get my motivation back. Since the wedding I havent had the drive...maybe once we get our honeymoon booked I'll have the goal I need!