Instead of laying in my bed, eating Hot Tamales and watching the Biggest Loser, I finally got up and out of bed and joined a real-life Biggest Loser competition. Eleven of us have been competing for 12 weeks now (since the first of the year). I broke my leg in the middle of the competition--remember that drama?!?--and thought I was out for sure; with the not being able to work out thing. Like Tim Gunn taught me however, I learned to "Make it work!"
Today was our final weigh-in. For having only frequented the gym the first 2 weeks of the competition, spending a week abroad, and 2 weeks in Portland with good family-cooking, I did pretty great. Good enough to win. I lost double the double-digit, and a few singles. Based on percentage lost, I managed to *sneak* by the competition (way to go B!) with a 0.325% greater loss. Talk about a close one! The rules stated that the if the difference in the top two competitors was closer than 0.5%, the winner's money pool would be split. (Did I fail to mention there was a buy-in?)
Here's what I bought with my winnings:
I hope the irony is not lost.The intention here was not to toot my own horn, but rather put stock in the fact that watching TV can lead to really positive results. Here's proof! Next.... on to the Bachelor.