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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friendly competition or maybe not!

I have told you before that my husband is a coach so you can imagine how much he LOVES COMPETITION and he PLAYS TO WIN!

Well this morning I commented that before next weekend, May 16th, when we leave for the Kenny Chesney concert that we should have goals for me to get into the 140's and for him to get into the 260's. He has lost 20 pounds so far and is hanging out at 274. I was at 152.6 this AM.

So we were talking on instant message today and I think I said something about me getting there but him not. You know the ol' I betcha can't do it trick to get someone fried up. Well, it worked AND now we have a competition to see who can lose the most weight before we leave for the beach in 10 weeks. I know there are so many other ways to judge success but we are going by the scale on this one and either way we will both be smaller and leaner.

We don't have the details ironed out yet but he basically has to lose 4 pounds to my every 1 pound. If he is on his plan he can lose an average of 3-4 pounds per week and I can lose about .8-1 pound so it is doable for me but I will have to be 100% with my food and consistently get in those 4 work outs per week.

We each get to pick our own reward. When I win I am going to have him do all of my Mom/Wife chores for 1 week like grocery shopping, laundry, dishes, dust, vaccum and bathrooms, he will do them now if I ask him but I have to ASK and I don't want to have to ask. If he wins, who knows what it will be. He is thinking on it he said. Plus, if one of us quits then the other is the automatic winner. I know that won't be me so I am good.

Stay tuned to see how it goes and to see when the claws come out.

9 comments:

Christina said...

I love me some good ol' competition!! I love your plan. I know you can beat him!

Shannon said...

Maybe I should try that with my husband! We always go on "healthy sprees" for a few days each week, but never stick with it...

kat said...

I like how everyone is getting in on the action! Good luck to you both. And congrats to you both on what you've already accomplished!

~Les said...

I LOVE the competition with hubby. Operation Cake and Cookies is ACCOMPLISHED tomorrow, and I will be collecting my dough!

~Les

Teresa said...

I'm rooting for you. Competition is always a great motivator, good luck.

Jen said...

Good idea! Kick his BUTT!

Brandi said...

HA sounds like something my hubby and I would do! I'm not competitive at all though but he would love a competition!

Oh by the way I have tagged you for an award! :)

Tiffa said...

Awesome idea! I like that you use 4 lbs for him vs. 1 lb for you... as men usually melt off the pounds so much easier than women! Good luck! (I hope you win :P)

The Lewis's said...

I LOVE the competition idea! You are going to dominate him!!!