I'm not happy with my weight. Currently, I'm about 5 kilos above a healthy BMI and would like to get back there.
When we had a Biggest Loser competition at work a few years back, I was almost down to the weight I managed to lose that weight and more, but I put it all back on slowly in addition some extra pounds. I know my personality and I need something with a competitive edge that rewards me and I need it to be constant so that I make a healthy lifestyle change, not just a short term change. I also need to have an achievable goal, so that I don't get discouraged and give up easily or wind up yo yo dieting.
So, It's decided. I'm going to lose 5 kilos by American election day in November, damn it! This is completely achievable and healthy. And what if I don't lose 5 kilos by American election day? Well, then I will have to vote for Mitt Romney. That makes me nauseous just thinking about it.
Once I lose that weight, I will establish that as the base that I can never again go over. If I go above that weight and stay above it for two weeks, then I will have to donate £100 to the BNP another thought that makes me feel ill.
I'm using a very cool and free social-media(esque) app called My Fitness Pal and have notified some close friends and family of where they can find my profile, so they can track my progress online. If you are using My Fitness Pal already and would like another friend for encouragement please message me and I'll add you.
Of course I know that I don't really have to vote for Mitt Romney or give money to the racist BNP, but the simple fact that I've now blogged about this has committed me. If I fail, I will always feel shame of betraying my political and moral values.
Right, I'm off to do some exercise.