Thursday, July 10, 2008


I wish I could say I'm having a hard time losing my baby weight. But I lost it. And then I found it, again.

I keep telling Steven something new must wrong with my thyroid. I already take stuff for hypothyroidism but I feel tired a lot and there's these 15 lbs that have inched their way back on. But I don't think it's my thyroid anymore.

It's my butt.

Yep, my butt is making me look fat, not my thyroid.

So, here's the deal. I'm going to try and re-lose this weight and I always do better with some help of companionship....or competitors. A couple of friends want to lose some of their extra weight and I did this little contest a couple of summers ago with some BFFs. I lost 19 lbs on South Beach.

If your in here are the rules:

  • Email me at
  • You'll need anty up $50. If you're the type of person that doesn't trust yourself to pay up if needed and want to send it to me now, fine. Otherwise you can just keep it until I win it from you (yeah, I'm already talking smack).
  • We start Monday, July 14th.
  • You can use any method to lose weight that doesn't involve a trip to Mexico with a scalpel and vacuum.
  • You have 12 weeks to lose 10% of your total body weight.
Game on.


Emma said...

Wish I could join you! I can't wait to lose what I've gained so far, plus the 30 extra pounds I started with. I don't think I'll start dieting for at least 6 months though. Good luck!

John said...


DO NOT TAKE THIS BET. Mindy will win. She cheats or something, I don't know how she does it but you will turn around in three weeks and she has already lost like 12 pounds.

However, if you are like me, I am willing to join the game* knowing I will have to pay Mindy $25.00 because that is a small price to pay for the piece of mind knowing her butt is not so freakishly huge anymore.


*this statement is in no way an acceptance of the offer to join the contest or to face the later obligation to give you $25.00. All approvals of gamesmanship must be approved through corporate with the consent of at least three entity representatives one of which must be a vice president. Amen


Amy Johnson said...

I'm so in!!!! I was looking through some of my recent pics and can't believe the weight I have gained! Working FT is not very condusive for losing weight though. I eat a ton of fast food! But, I'm up for the challenge!!! Keep posting how everyone is doing! Do you want weekly results?

Kristen said...

wow, I'd do it if I weren't trying to get pregnant.

caroline said...

I so need to do this, but 10% of MY weight... yikes, I don't know if that's possible. I'll get back to you.

Shelley said...

I think you are a bit over excited about this! YOU"RE scaring me!!! I'm still gonna win though.

Jamie & Gina Adams Family said...

You are going down skinny chick!

The Jen said...

Ahhh. I am not sure I am ready to commit and it is 9:41 pm on the 13th. We are about to road trip, that is a garanteed 5 lb wt gain. GARANTEED! DO I accept the bet? I can't stand the thought of losing...Hmm, maybe I will just go drown myself in a carton of ice cream and numb my senses so that I forget all about your silly weight-loss extravaganza. But then again, maybe I will rise challenge and beat your socks off. Hmmmm...decisions decisions.

Shane, Megan, & Carter said...

Would love to take on the challenge, but two things stand in my way...
1. lack of extra $25 cash lying around and
2. because of my heart situation, I am required to be on a bunch of medications that cause mucho "fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, etc., etc....." (gotta love those side effects of pharmaceuticals)
3. oh yeah, and my back went out last that's a third reason you already have an advantage. I would simply be foolish to challenge you! I know you will be able to shed the pounds while I work my butt off TO NO AVAIL!

So have fun! I will be dreaming of being cute, skinny Mindy Mickelson while I spend some time on my Wii Fit balance board today! ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm just reading this on the 14th, so I'm a bit whoever loses 10% first wins? Or after 12 weeks, whoever has lost the most wins? You need to email me. I'm in Utah getting fatter by the day.

Julianne said...

So let me get this straight I give you $25 and you will lose 10% of my total weight for me - you are so kind! That is a great deal.
What happens after the 12 weeks?

kseal said...

Yeah!!! I had already set this goal for myself before your post, so I can't claim a prize, but as of this morning, I reached my 10% goal!!! No small feat, I assure you. It took 10 weeks. Huzzah for keeping a food journal!

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