Here's an extremely brief recap of what's happened:
I went from 534 lbs in November
To 600 lbs in January, 2010.
Then I got all the way down to 487 lbs by April 24 (the lowest weight I'd been at since summer of 2007)
Now I sit around the mid 500's I'm guessing (I plan to go weigh soon to see the real number)
Ups and downs.
Throughout the last 9 months however, regardless of the ups and downs, I have thankfully continued to grow as a person, I have solidified a new spiritual direction, and I have learned futher valuable lessons and gained new insights.
Now on to my plan to use the money Anne H sent me that Jack Sh*t awarded me as motivation towards a goal. Below is my original submission for Jack's giveaway, outlining my idea:
"My 10 year high school reunion is later this spring, in a little over 100 days.
I would break the hundred dollar bill into one hundred individual dollar bills.
I would give them all to my sister's family, with one caveat: I would start a goal to workout every day for one hundred days, not killing myself, just doing it...every day. And at the end of every workout, I would go see my sister and she would pay me one dollar. I would post pictures and updates.
After 100 days, (and hopefully, having lost enough weight to go back to Washington and see friends and family at less than 100 pounds higher than I was at 18 years old), all the dollars I had earned would be passed on to another weight loss blogger to do something cool and worthwhile with via this exact type of giveaway...(and) if I workout all one hundred days, and thus earn back all $100, then I will add one hundred of my own, and pass on $200 to some other WL blogger."
Well, it turns out I've come up short on that goal already, because my reunion is about 80 days away instead of 100.
So, the new concept is to excercise every day for those 80 days hoping to arrive at my reunion not much bigger than I was in high school (yes, I was 400 lbs senior year), and then excercise every day for another 45.
After the 125 days are up, I will indeed be giving away the money to another WL blogger.
Now, yesterday was the start of the plan...
Did I exercise?
I played 40 minutes of basketball, all of which were cardio, and 15 of which was very strenuous.
As a result, I had a family member pay me $1 of the $125:
Day 2 awaits.