A couple of months ago, I talked about trying to get into a very lovely dress. Let's be honest, I failed miserably. I am really shocking at anything vaguely to do with weight loss unless I have a support network. I've given up a number of really annoying habits in my life, but comfort eating really is the one I suck at ditching. Because, you know, Quavers. So to defeat the urge to eat Quavers, I really do need that network of people sharing my pain. I'm not into weight loss groups, for some reason they just doesn't appeal to me at all, so what I need as my support network is something much closer to home. For reasons I'll go into in this week's Geek post, R has decided to embark on a health kick. Perfect. A support network right in my house! I extended the network to include my ever suffering friend, J, who gets dragged into pretty much anything I do, and together we created The Biggest Loser: Outlaw Stars.
The goal is to keep our motivation up to actually shift some weight between us. Well, I'm happy to report that so far so good. I won't report their weight loss, but I've shifted 4.4% of my weight. I have been the weekly Biggest Loser of the group. Then, last week, after working just as hard I successfully lost no weight. Not a single pound... Yes, I had discovered that the curse of week 2 in the Biggest Loser really is a thing.
If you're not familiar, week 2 is a regular occurring horror in the Biggest Loser where people who've shifted a ton of weight in week 1 suddenly don't lose anything at all. Sometimes they even put on weight. Pretty nasty for a person when they've had Bob or Jillian chasing them around all week.
I certainly felt that downer. It opens up the inner child that says; well what's the point of making an effort, to get nothing out of it? I'd imagine, if I didn't have a couple of the other Outlaws doing this with me, I'd probably just give up. But I'm determined not to. I don't want to be the person who gets eliminated in week 3 after losing their spirit after week 2. So today, on top of what I'm doing anyway, I added in an extra walk in the hope that I'll get out of my week 2 funk. That brings today's step total to around 13,500 which is roughly 5.5 miles. Not bad for a Monday, I'd say. Now I'm just hoping that the extra effort is going to pay off or me and my stubborn body are going to have some serious words...