Crazy, in a new way

Last week I agreed to do something ultimately crazy.  I have done a lot of crazy things in my life, like bungee jumping, having excessively large children, and drinking Army Surplus water from my grandma’s food storage room marked 1952, but never have I decided to do something as crazy as what I will be doing for the next four weeks.

Somehow I managed to sign myself up to play an improve your health (get skinnier) “game”.  Taken from the book The Game On! Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson, my team and I will be competing against two other teams for a full Saturday of babysitting and a lovely cash prize for the highest points scorer.

Oh sure, you say, it’s just eating healthy and exercising, and it’s really strict, but so what?  So what?!  First of all, I am pretty sure that if you cut me open you would find my entire insides are made up of french fries and coke.  I was once told by a trainer that I was “skinny, all made up of fat”.  Me and exercise don’t mix very well.  Somehow I ran cross country a couple years in high school, but I am pretty sure that mostly entailed stopping at Dairy Queen before, and always coming in last in every race.  I should confess that although my insides are comprised of things found at McDonalds, I really do like healthy foods, I eat a lot of them, and a lot of really unhealthy foods too.

Secondly I should point out that this “game” is intense.  It includes things such as drinking 3 liters of water each day, 5 small sanctioned meals (kale yes, french fries no), not to mention I have to quit using my cell phone while driving (oops) and sleep at least 7 hours a night. 

So for the next four weeks I would appreciate everyone eating extra fries and coke for me (especially people on the other teams) and the ceasing and desisting of all delicious treats being brought to my house.  Also if I am extra stabby for the next four weeks, you will know why.

P.S. I am going to win.  Then I am going to spend all my money on coke and fries.

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10 Responses to Crazy, in a new way

  1. Sarah says:

    I’ll bring you a salad. 😀

  2. Penny says:

    You can do it Kelsey, I know you can. Do one day at a time and don’t look ahead. Big hugs… Aunt Penny

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I’m going to win.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Also, that pic of Sammy with the pumpkin is hilarious.

  5. natalie says:

    So…we can’t plan a donut date for a month?
    Good luck. You will be awesome!

  6. aaron says:

    Don’t listen to her. All treats brought to our house will be graciously accepted. There are still 3 of us living there who aren’t quite as crazy.

  7. Amy says:

    I am eating only vegetables in hopes that I will be able to wear something other than my postpartum fat suit by June. The fat suit (a black track suit courtesy of Walmart) will be too hot for June and it is the only thing that currently fits on my large self.

    Good luck. I bet it’s not as hard as you think once you get your head in the game. And I support the ceasing of treat deliveries. Why do people think women who gained seventy pounds during the previous nine months would be well served by pizza and cookies? Bring me kale or bring me death!

    Call me if you want to talk diet talk. I am really in the zone and am like a motivational speaker when I cut loose.

  8. Esther Weller says:
    You never listen to me. :)
    Also, 7 hours of sleep a night?? That sounds way harder than eating kale.
    You will totally do this though which I why I am friends with you.

  9. Cheri says:

    You can do this Kelsey! I’ve been doing the pound plunge at the YMCA here. I’ve lost 10 lbs. since I saw you last. It’s definately more in the diet than in the exercise. Pilates is great for making the abs tighter which helps quench the appetite. It has other great side effects too. 😉 I use to track my food. I can customize it to track nutrients too to see if I’m getting all my vitamins. It can track your exercise and any other goals that you want to put into it too. I know there’s several sites out there that do this. I like the recipe calculator feature on it too because I can plug in something I make at home and it tells me the calories. There’s some great recipes there too. I spent an entire day browsing the Asian recipe section once and saving recipes I wanted to try. Good luck!!! You can do it!!! If you want some recipe ideas let me know, and if you come across some good ones let me know. I’m kind of at the point where I’m getting in a rut and wanting to give up. All the work I’ve been doing for only 10 pounds and nobody can even tell I’ve lost weight yet is discouraging. More sleep would definately help because the body tends to fight weight loss if it has insufficient sleep. That is my next Mt. Everest – to go to bed before midnight/1am/2am, etc.

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