I know most of you read my wife's blog ... Slowly Tri-Ing ... so I know you're probably aware of our little weight loss "contest" going on right now. It's probably the dumbest thing EVER!!! I'm pretty thin - some would say too thin. But a few weeks ago I was about 10 lbs heavier than where I typically run my fastest - and I have one of my "A" Races coming up a week from Saturday. So I decided that I needed to drop a few pounds to help me hopefully PR in the half-marathon.
My wife also thin. But she got it in her mind that she needed to lose weight too. And to motivate herself, she decided to make it some crazy competition with me. Supposedly the winner gets a super-duper big prize of some sort. Well my friends ... this little contest has several flaws:
1) Would any man in his right mind ever beat his wife in a weight loss competition??? How dumb do you have to be to NOT let her win???
2) Even if I was trying - which I AM NOT - the results are swayed in her favor. The contest isn't based on total pounds lost ... it percentage of weight loss against our overall starting weight!!! I friggin' outweigh her by about 50 lbs!!! So I've got to lose something like 78 lbs to every 1 lb she loses just to stay even!!!
3) The fact that my wife is trying to lose weight is ridiculous. She's flat-out sexy man! Wonderful in every way! Completely unnecessary! I mean, why not just start up a contest to make her even sweeter ... or even more beautiful? There's no point in it man, she's perfect!!!
4) It doesn't matter if Michael wins the weight loss contest - she's just gonna go out and buy what she wants anyway!
So this is why I'm officially not trying in this contest. She thinks I am ... but I'm not. I'll just get down to my race weight and let her win this little charade. By the way Michael, I've lost 7.6 lbs so far ... but keep up the good work babe - it's cute!
... be great today!