Monday, May 4, 2009

Biggest Loser Competitions Never End!

First off, I had a great weigh-in on Saturday! I was down 2.8 pounds on a doctor's scale. Yay! Why was I on a doctor's scale and not my usual WW scale? Well, I was on my WW scale first. Afterwards, I picked up Giggleman and my youngest sister to go toa the 2nd annual Biggest Loser competition kick-off sponsored by a hospital in my city. I didn't hear about last year's until too late, so I wasn't about to miss out on this one. Most of my family wanted to participate, so we put together a team. We3 still have to think of a team name...there were a few teams there who already had shirts/costumes/etc. Each person on the winning team will win a Wii.

After a couple of speeches, we had a workout with a fitness instructor and ALI VINCENT! Yes, THE Ali Vincent...winner of The Biggest Loser Season 5. After they got us into a sweat, she gave quite the motivational speech about her life before the show and now. She looks so good in person...I don't think she has gained a pound in the year or so since she won. After the event, I was lucky enough to get a picture and her autograph. Then, we all got in line for a health screening including weight, height, blood sugar, cholesterol, BMI, and blood pressure. I was hoping to see a nice difference after losing 40 some pounds since my last screening. Ehhhh, I guess the only big change was a 6 point increase in my HDL cholesterol level. I have to keep working out eating right until I can truly be out of the danger zone. The rest of the results were about the same and my blood sugar was higher (boo!!).

Before I go, here is a pic from the event! Unfortunately, this picture is only through Giggleman's phone so the quality isn't the best. I'll share some other fun info and running details in my next post!

3 comments:

antgirl said...

Cool that you got to meet Ali! She's so tiny. Congrats on the 40 pounds. That's quite an accomplishment. And good luck to your team. Hope you'll post about it. Would love to hear how the contest goes.

Mama Bear June said...

How inspiring! You look great! Sounds like a very fun day.
Path to Health

SeaShore said...

That's a good picture! The higher HDL is good. I have to work on increasing my HDL. Looking forward to the other details!

Hope you are well.