Hubby and I have found ourselves, while flipping the channels some evenings, stopping on VH1's reality series "Celebrity Fit Club 2". Last night we saw the finale episode, where we found out how much weight all the celebrities lost in their 100-day encounter with diet, exercise, and a drill sergeant named Harvey.
The most was Phil, of some show or another that I've never watched, who dropped 41 pounds off his extra-beefy frame. Jacquee Harry lost 30-something. Gary Busey is looking pretty good, if still a bit deranged. What amazed me is how differently those women carry their extra weight than I do. Mine is mostly packed densely on my rear, hips and thighs. My waist is comparatively small, and let's not even discuss my lack of cleavage. It's hard to tell how much I weigh by looking at me.
F'rinstance, last time I weighed myself at the doctor's office, I weighed more than Wendy the Snapple Lady's final weigh-in. Hubby stared at me in astonishment when I mentioned this. No way do I look heavier than she does. Sissy, you've seen me in person - tell 'em!
Anyway, I made this comment to Hubby-head that most of them lost 30-some-odd pounds in 100 days - whereas I, in 9 weeks (63 days), lost 26 pounds last year and that was without any exercise whatsoever. I could kick most of their butts, I boasted. Now that I'm feeling 100% again (without having the IVP, or any further diagnosis), we're going to be heading back to the gym. And I'm making a concentrated effort to start abiding by the principles we learned in Weigh Down again (without hearing Gwen Shamblin and her excruciating drawl if I can help it). I wonder how much I could lose in 100 days, especially if I'm posting a weekly weigh-in to hold myself accountable?
And the prizes on that show! Most of these celebrities are obnoxiously wealthy (or at least extreeeeemely comfortable). The reward for the winning team? Cold hard cash - $10,000 for each member I think - plus diamond encrusted watches, two fabulous resort vacations, and then some.
We should have a "Blogger Fit Club", with weekly weigh-ins (on the honor system). But without the drill sergeant. Maybe someone will offer up a fabulous prize for the winner (like a blog ad or something).
Any other ideas? Anyone want to volunteer? Of course, 100 days from Monday would be December 20, so we'd have Halloween (the candy holiday) and Thanksgiving (the gluttony holiday) in there... Only those with true willpower would succeed! Ha!