Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What Is My Motivation?

My friend Marcello just got a new iphone for his birthday and I am so bitter! And jealous! And I can't even pretend not to be. I suck.

But, there is a silver lining!

Since my success with the biggest loser at the Y I've kinda-sorta-maybe gotten a little lazy with my healthy eating plan. Right after the Y contest was over we went on vacation. Then the rest of the summer has been a frenzy of traveling back and forth to Pittsburgh. I have a hard time turning down pizza from the shop where I worked in high school and candy apples from Kennywood

Or combos on the PA turnpike, for that matter. Gross, right? 

So even though I haven't entirely undone the good work I did during biggest loser, I'm still up a few pounds. Which means next week I'm going back to Weight Watchers. I'm also going to try walking more in addition to my regular workouts now that the weather isn't so molten. Instead of driving the kids to the playground we're going to hitch up the old double stroller and go on foot. Instead of driving a few blocks to pick up the dry cleaning we'll hoof it. I've been walking Sam to school for the last 2 weeks and it's been great, aside from the oozing, bloody blisters I got on the first day. 

How does this all tie into my bitter, blinding jealousy over my friend's new iphone?

Simple! It's going to be my reward. My prize. My destiny. When I achieve my goal weight at WW (and maintain it for 6 weeks) then I get an iphone. It's just that simple. The faster I get there, the faster I get my iphone. Last time it took me almost a year to lose 65 pounds. I'm don't need to lose quite that much, so I'm hoping to be a bit quicker.

And I'm hoping that SOB will agree to this plan, too! 

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md said...

I am sorry to be responsible for any form of blinding, literal or figurative, though I am happy to be mentioned in the blog. Woo!

Mrs. Chicken said...

Awesome! I can't wait to get down to my fighting weight. Two c-sections are good motivators. Plus, the doc says I was pre-diabetic, even at only 145, so I have to get down to 130. I'll be looking to you for motivation, because 1 grad student + 1 freelance writer + two kids = 0 iPhones.