Monday, August 25, 2008

Let The Diet Begin

My sisters and I have made a goal to lose ten pounds (that's ten pounds each, not ten pounds collectively, although that would be easier) by September 29th. These are the rules of the diet, as stated by my brilliant sister, Suzanne:

1. Weigh yourself on Monday, August 25, in your undies. No fair wearing snow boots and a winter coat. This is your official starting weight.

2. You do not have to reveal this starting weight, although you can if you want to.

3. Every following Monday, through September 29 we will report to each other our weight loss

4. Hair cuts are an acceptable weight loss technique

5. Getting Shauna to stand on the scale for you is not an acceptable weight loss technique

6. The goal is to lose 10 pounds by September 29—this would be 2 pounds per week.

7. The winner is anyone who loses 10 pounds OR the person who loses the most weight

8. We should have a prize

9. The prize should probably not be cheesecake, but doesn’t that sound good?

10. It is also acceptable to completely stuff yourself silly on Sunday, August 24.

11. We can send encouraging messages to each other. Or we can mock each other.

12. Dianna must choose to join us or we will just mock her.

I must admit, I'm scared out of my wits to go on a diet. I'm already panicking about food. But the good thing is it did stop me from eating a cookie with my breakfast this morning. And besides, it means more emails from my sisters. What's not to love about that?

8 comments:

The Wolford Pack (Jen) said...

Good Luck! A cookie with breakfast?! Sounds like my eating habits. :) I hope you have great success trying to eat healthier. I hope to have lost 10 pounds by then too...haha. :)

Megan B said...

This post cracked me up! Very funny, you and your sisters :) And GOOD LUCK!

foculbrown said...

So I guess we need to be careful about what foods we offer at the Labor Day BBQ. Good luck. Talk to us if you need help. You have seen what Julie has done on "the PLAN".

Sara said...

((hugs)) At least it means your sisters are in the same place you are. My sister has been a twig her entire life, and now ways less than she did when she gave birth. ack!

Evil HR Lady said...

so what is our prize? I just ate a wegmans low fat fudgicle. this is good but not prize worthy.

Bonnie said...

Mmmm... prize.

Aaron said...

I think I burned half a pound laughing at this post. Good Luck!

Cameron and Nonie Gay said...

Good luck darling. I had to finally do weight watchers on line to loose my excess baby pounds. When you have to type in what you eat, it keeps you from eating too much. I probably should do it some more, but there's half a bag of snickers in the cupboard, so maybe tomorrow...