Sunday, June 22, 2008

:: Losing weight ... to win ::

The winner is defined as the one who has the largest decrease in % weight (of original weight). Because my starting weight was at 200 (slight obese), I am at a disadvantage to some of my coworkers who are clearly lighter than me. So the recommended amount of weight to lose is 1-2 lbs per week. If I aim for that target, I will likely NOT win. In order to be in the running, I really need to be losing at least 3-4lbs. I personally dont think its "unsafe" to do that since its easier for heavier people to lose weight.

Tracy Reifkind (starting at 250 lbs) did it, losing 5 lbs per week at first because she was also in a biggest loser contest - she's my inspiration and the reason I started to consider kettlebells! Read about her story here.

After the 8 weeks is over, I'll kick it back to a more healthy level of weight loss. You gotta do what you gotta do... in order to win.

1 comment:

mikee said...

i'm not a doctor but i'm guessing that there's a maximum safe % of weight one can safely lose per week. hence the actual # of pounds will vary depending on the individual's weight. if 2% is the "safe" weekly amount, a 150lb person can safely lose 3lbs while a 250lb person can safely lose 5 lbs.