Sunday, January 13, 2008

2008 Biggest Loser - Couples Style

It was a combination of 2 things - 1) getting fat and 2) becoming addicted to the show Biggest Loser - that led us to this place...the place of needing to become contestants on our own version of The Biggest Loser - Couples Style. Yes, that's correct, Trevor and I were able to sucker two other couples in our family to complete in this event. Evan and Whitney and Meredith and Brandon wanted to join the competition, but we decided there had to be a combined total weight of at least 200 pounds - sorry guys, maybe next year...hopefully not though, for your sake.

Event duration: January 6th - March 31st.

Goal: Lose the combined highest percentage of body weight.

Prize: $50 from the two losing couples.

Trevor and I need a little something to get us in gear because of the slight post-marriage influx our weight has gone through (20 5 months for the hubby). We do always say go big or go home in this family, but when it starts to impact your health it's time to come up with a new motto.

We have a blog that is tracking everyone's progress - sorry readers, for invitees only. It highlights weekly weight loss, "before photos," and self-given nicknames.

For those that are dying for a sneak peak - here are a few items found on the blog...

Nicknames (self-given):
Trevor - Porkchops
Lesley "I never was lean" Winn
Brad "It's not flubber, it's blubber" Winn
Mandy "Ba-donk-a-donk butt" Winn

Starting weights:
Steve weighs 75 lbs. more than his wife.
Trevor weights 100 lbs. more than his wife.
Brad weighs 3 times his wife's weight.

Now, Trevor and I are just trying to stick in our own competition. Rumor has it Steve is refusing all deserts and Brad wakes up at 4:30 am to exercise everyday. This could be a tight race. I'm just happy to share an emotional bond with the real life Biggest Loser contestants, so now when I cry every week while watching it I'll feel like it is justified, unlike the previous 10 plus weeks that I shed tears during the episodes. It just makes me so happy, tears of joy.

Please vote on who you think will take this years Winn/Bjorkman/Winn Biggest Loser...and wish us all luck!