It's The Final Countdown

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Six days and counting people. Can you believe it??? Did you think Jan 2 would be upon us so fast back when I posted this? I've noticed a few of you have mentioned the challenge (along with calling me and Zgirl bitches) in your posts. Yeah well, it's a good damn thing I have tough skin because you are all a bunch of unforgiving bitches when forced to give up your twinkies and comfort food.

Aunt Juicebox has a great post up about the blahs which made me chuckle. Spaghetti over at Spaghetti and Bagels lets it all hang out and has actually posted a pic of her trouble spots, thereby becoming my new hero because damn girl who has the balls to do that?!?! Kat over at Happy Hour writes about joining the bandwagon though she seems to believe she's going to fall off just as quickly and she hops on. These are just a few fantabulous women who are PSYCHED about our challenge.

So I'm thinking (which tends to get me in a shitload of trouble), what's a challenge without a prize? About as much fun as sex when all you want to do is sleep!!! So we need a prize, and here is where my thought train is going. We have all these fabulous people joining this crazy challenge from all points of the compass. So I suggest each person that signs on also commits to sending the winner a little token of congrats from their respective corners of the world. Nothing expensive, nothing that will get you arrested for sending it to Canada (because you know I'm going to win, right?). Just think, if one of you crazy gals wins the challenge, you'll have goodies arriving from all over the world in your mail. Actual stuff arriving by post is tres exciting because NOTHING good arrives by mail anymore. And the winner has to commit to taking pics of all the goodies and sharing them with the blog world. Please feel free to tell me if you think this idea is batshit crazy.

So how do we know who wins? Well that's where my uber organizational skills come in (shutyourface I am so organized). I'm going to post a Mister Widget thing at the end of this post so you can sign up. You also need to grab Zgirls fabulous button over at the Think Tank so everyone knows you've signed up. Once you sign up, put up a post and tell us what your goals are and how you hope to accomplish them. Each Wednesday I (or Zgirl if I'm in hospital due to my attempt to run the minute mile) will do a "Lost It Bitch" post where we'll regale you with our awesomeness. I typed that with a straight face. I'll put the linky thing at the bottom of my post so that you can let everyone know you have a new post up too!

As for pounds lost, I think the only fair way to determine a winner is to go by % of body weight lost rather than pounds. So if you're 130 and want to lose 10 pounds (you should just eat a fucking twinkie and shut up) and you lose those 10 pounds than you'll have lost 7.5% of your body weight, I know I have mad math skillz. This makes it fair for for everyone. Thoughts?

We need to verify that you are indeed losing, right? Not that I don't trust you (that Zgirl would sell her own mother to win a challenge). I was thinking of taking pictures of the scale and putting it on your post but I don't know how comfortable each of you would be with that idea. I have no shame but I realize everyone is not as retarded as I am. Thoughts?

If you've read the post that started this ball rolling, you know that I went from a size 14 to a size 5 about four years ago. It was hard freakin wo rkand worth every second of it. If you don't believe another word I type believe this -- There is no other feeling in the world like slipping into a pair of pants NINE SIZES SMALLER than what you have worn for alot of your adult life. Depending upon how much weight you have to lose, people will start noticing it after the first 10 pounds are off...they'll start asking you, "Are you losing weight?" You of course will than do the happy dance and shout, "You bet your sweet ass I am, would you like to have sex with me now for noticing?" I shit you not, you will be THAT grateful...

Not to get all sappy and shit, but I know you guys can do this. Yes, you'll screw up and go for days without exercising, you'll slip and inhale a big mac for supper. The important thing is not to let the screw ups beat you. It's a screw up...curse about it, blog about it and forget about it. There will be days you'll think, "Dual Mom's a bitch and I am so deleting her from my blog roll". Don't do it. You have a whole internet full of people cheering for you. Remember that. When the successes come, and they will, we'll be hooting for you from our collective couches. And I'll be hooting the loudest, for each and every one of you!


Queen of Feisty said...
December 27, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Hey thanks for the link, just to clear things up before our love for each others blogs goes any further, Spaghetti is my DH, I am Queen of Feisty, or just Feisty is fine too. (I know, I know, my whole blog family has weird names)

ANYWHO, obviously since I posted a hot shot of my fat ass, I would be more then happy to post my evil scale and the numbers it shows.

I am off to redo that post, with the lovely "Lose it Bitch" button, and come back to link myself up!

So I vote yes for the scale, It makes us more serious about the whole game.

And I vote yes for the fun prize at the end. Wondering are we going to post our address for everyone to see? (dislike) Or will we email you for the winners address? (like) Do I just tell you my address now since I am going to win? (like my game shit talk already?!)

And question, do we post each Wednesday on how we are doing?

To many questions? Starting to become more of a post then a comment?


Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...
December 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

You are very inspirational! And I wish you all luck! I have to start back on my triathlon training regimine on Jan 2nd so i will be right there with you... Joy.

Mad Woman said...
December 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Ahahahaha....Aunty J called you bitches. Too funny! Ok, so did I, but only in private. I hadn't gotten as far as blogging it yet. Watch that space!

I'm so in. I'm even going to mention the trampoline. Mortification, here we come!

Now....need to get me that button!

Mad Woman said...
December 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Oh. I forgot to mention...I'm totally in with the prize thing, but y'all should remember that I'm totally going to win this shit so you won't be getting any cool Kiwi-ana.

And I'm more than happy to take pictures of the scale, except I can't see the scale at my WW meetings, so you will all have to suck it up and make do with pictures of my record book where they write the weight. Deal.

GunDiva said...
December 27, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Just linked up (#3), have had the button on my blog since it debuted. I LOVE the idea of prizes from everywhere. And, I'll even go with taking a picture of the scale, but not a picture of me on the scale, since the only way - and I mean the only way - I weigh myself is first thing in the morning, after I go to the bathroom, buck ass naked before I step in the shower. On really bad days, I exhale as hard as I can. Who knows how much air actually weighs?

Aunt Juicebox said...
December 27, 2009 at 9:42 PM

I will so totally send out some crapola from my town. TO MYSELF. Cuz I'm gonna win and if I don't, I will personally hunt each of you down and force feed you til I DO win. So there.

I mean, I'm super supportive of all you girls who are joining in. But no way am I putting a pic of myself on the interwebs wearing a bathing suit. Not.gonna.happen. I don't mind exposing my weight though.

Anonymous said...
December 27, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Whem the scale shows lower and the mirror agrees, I get an rapid heartbeat!

GunDiva said...
December 27, 2009 at 9:53 PM

I've scheduled my post for Tuesday with my plans on how I'm going to totally win.

I'm debating on whether or not I should post my week's workouts, too. Is anyone else interested in swapping workouts?

Anonymous said...
December 27, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Too buzzed right now to figure out buttons and widgets but I decided I AM IN on this. My gfriends and I did one of these in the summer and I totally kicked all of their asses. And I love the idea of small trinket type things as the prize from each person.

So I will check back and/or email you to figure out how to do all this.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...
December 27, 2009 at 10:20 PM

I am in such denial about what I weigh...the scale sits in my bathroom and every time this wee bladder makes a run, I think I should FINALLY step on the scale and find out. I will take a picture when I get my courage up. I have somewhat of a plan in mind for how to do this. I'm on the bandwagon~!

Noelle said...
December 27, 2009 at 10:56 PM

hey, does divorcing my husband count as lost pounds? you know, good riddance to bad rubbish. i am so ready to get rid of that no good bastard...and all i can think about is eating cheesecake to make myself feel better. on the other hand, it would sure be poetic justice to get all skinnyfied in spite of him. sigh.

Shandal said...
December 27, 2009 at 10:57 PM

I just want to say what a fantastic idea you guys have going on here. I wish I had this kind of support and blogging opportunity when I was trying to lose all my preggo weight. I'm happy to say that I did it alone, but I bet it would've been a little easier if I had to document what my scale said every week for the blog world to see. I think that's a good incentive to keep everyone's butt in gear and to not cheat. I could be a good sponsor for someone! Contact me when you feel like having a Krispy Kreme and I'll talk you out of it! hehe Good luck everyone!

gayle said...
December 27, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Love the idea about prizes!!! Not sure I can post my weight ...too many people I know read my blog.
Call me old me dumb butttttttt what is the wigit for??

JQ Brat said...
December 28, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I'm in. I'll post my scale. I'll send a prize. Only one question...How long does this contest last? The whole year? Just wondering so I can set a goal for myself based on a time frame.

Mae Rae said...
December 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM

okay, okay, what to do? I already posted for today and will schedule my link up for tomorrow. But as for the winner...I am all for sending a token from the glorious state of Massachusetts. Does my tax bill count? but seriously now, I don't own a scale. I do own a mirror and current pants that depending on who makes it it is a different size. Help, how are we going to know?

L said...
December 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM

My scale just flashes "000" at me. My hubby tells me that I need to change the batteries in it, but I'm good with that number.


Danielle said...
December 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Ah shit, I am in!!!

Alex said...
December 29, 2009 at 12:59 AM

What's up ladies, trust me to log onto my blog and get sucked into a weight loss challenge AS I AM SCOFFING A BACON CHEESEBURGER AND FRIES. Way to guilt someone in.

I had a 12 week weight loss blog after I had a baby last year (posted before and after pictures on that...ha ha ha what a shame that blog has now been deleted LOL. )

I'm in. Wednesdays? I can do that.

Alex said...
December 29, 2009 at 1:11 AM

Oh and how long is this challenge going for?

D.a.r.r.a. said...
December 29, 2009 at 1:44 AM

Currently blogless but count me in. And I'll start the damn blog by the weekend.

adrienzgirl said...
December 29, 2009 at 2:31 AM

So Dual Mom, you evil bitch of a Mistress you. I don't want to do the scale thing. Seriously, I do not want to discourage anyone from participating and I know that embarrassment of the digits is the first thing that deters women from going to the gym, the diet centers(pick your flavor), hell even the doctor's office. So for that reason alone, let's leave the actual scale pictures off. We do want photos though. Before, meaning day one what all of our fat asses look like. We will chronicle as we go! I love the gift idea. But, if people would rather we can all pledge like five bucks to a paypal account and the winner takes all.
Everyone needs to post how much weight they want to lose and how much they have lost on a regular basis.
Shit, did I leave anything out?

Laura said...
December 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Love it. Prizes are fine (but, ladies I'm winning) and I'm fine with photos of the scale. Hell I'll even do before & after photos.

I'll go grab the button later today so everyone else can know I've joined.

Hissyfits & Halos said...
December 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Okay, I'm in. I'll take a before pic, and a pic of the scale THEN decide which looks better! ;)

Nurse McGee said...
December 29, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Alright, I started the blog (see post a few back), and will figure out how to put the button up later. And I added myself to the LInky thing. And I'll work on my goals tomorrow. And pictures.

kys said...
December 29, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Ok. I'm about to cave to peer pressure. This is so 1987, girl's bathroom, and you are holding the pack of Marlboros. Not really but I do have a history of peer pressure issues.

Anyblubber, IF I do sign up I am not down with posting my weight. What I can do is take a picture of my scale at every weigh-in and save it. That way if (by some crazy first-time-for-everything) I should win I can send you the pics via
e-mail to verify the loss. Would that work for you?

I'm thinking about it.....,

Andrea (ace1028) said...
December 30, 2009 at 4:44 PM

I am just hearing about this and totally interested, but I'm anti-posting my scale pics, as I'm mortified at the numbers!!!

GunDiva said...
December 31, 2009 at 12:10 AM

I'm all about posting my scale pics if it means I don't have to post a "before" pic. I've avoided cameras like the plague for the last few months. The idea of just showing my fat piggies on a scale is much less scary than a picture of me in all my fat-assed glory. At least with a scale picture, you don't see that I'm as wide as I am tall, y'all can just assume that I'm 5'10" with only 15 pounds to lose.

TjRenee said...
December 31, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Is it too late to join in? If not, I'll have a post of goals and stuff up by this Monday.

Oh, and I have no problem with posting scale pics or sending the winner a little something something.

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