I had this idea - a great idea, I think. I've been wanting to lose weight for forever. I know I personally need some motivation other than just losing the weight, although I am really excited about that, too. Since I just had a baby, I feel like now is a great time for me to jump on this. So, here's the plan.
I've set up this blog for any of the Bake clan that would like to participate in a Bake's Biggest Loser Challenge. I thought it would be a great way to encourage each other to do better, a place where we can share the ups and downs, recipes, exercise tips and strategies. Whatever! My favorite part of this challenge is for those of you who are interested in making it a real Biggest Loser Challenge. I thought if each of us put in $10 now, then in 6 months whoever has lost the most weight (by percentage) gets the pot! That's where the extra incentive comes in. For me, having that as a possible reward is exciting. It will keep me going. We are half-way through August so I say we start on Sept. 1. Post your starting weight here and maybe some of your ideas, too. We'll go for the six months - ending February 28. If it's successful and we still have some weight to lose, we can do it again.
I also suggest signing up at www.sparkpeople.com I started using that site before my pregnancy and I loved the encouragement, but more the tools for tracking food, calories, exercise, etc.
So, let's get busy and make some healthy changes. It doesn't matter if you want to lose 8 pounds or 80, you're all welcome to participate!