Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Um, I forgot to post last week's stats.

Sorry 'bout dat.

As far as I know, as of LAST Monday, the smackdown results are as follows:

Joe Schmoe - no change - (7.5% of goal)
Biff Spiffy - down 4 (51% of goal)! Rock on!
Rennratt - down 2 (33% of goal) - you GO!
Tiff - down 1 (31%). Still a loser!

That's a total of 44 pounds lost from the overall team goal of 259.

Keep on keepin' on, y'all.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Assignment, Part Deux

Alright Weekend Piggies, the time has come to post the fun half of the Assignment!

Here's the deal:
Write 1-4 paragraphs of your vision for the svelte you. What is it you want/ desire/ plan to enjoy about your freedom from the extra poundage? Inspire us!

Post when ready, or email to me.

And, an open invitation - inspiration is welcome from all corners. Friends of the Piggies - if you have some inspiration to share, leave it in the comments or email me!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Week Seven Report and Hardcore Awards

The results are trickling in, and here's where we stand:

Tiff: -2 (-8 total, 23% of goal) The Winna!
Joe Shmoe: -1 (-3 total, 8% of goal)
Renn, Biff Spiffy: No change

Remaining results are withheld due to ice buildup on internet lines, or something. Will post as they thaw.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

How many calories do you burn?

So, this thing is kinda cool if you're working out at home and don't have ready access to a calorie counter-ma-bob on your workout apparatus (like, as far as I know, exer-balls don't have a meter running as you're slaving away on them).

Check it out.

Also, if you're interested in simply ESTIMATING the number of calories you've burned, then here's your list (not all activities are on this first page. Have a click around to find YOUR preferred sweating method.) Remember, be honest about your exertion level!

That is all for now. I must go research how many calories nonstop coughing burns in an hour. Daggone stupid virusy cold-a-ma-whatsit.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Week Six Report

Here's the big news for Post-Superbowl, Post-Blizzard, Post-Weekend Monday:

Renn: -2 (-6 total, 25% of goal) Rock on!!

Tiff: -2 (-6 total, 17% of goal) Yay!

Biff Spiffy: -1 (-14 total, 40% of goal)

Joe Shmoe, Not Missy: No change

So far we've lost a total of 32 pounds!
(as of 2/7/07, 6 of 8 contestants reporting)

Friday, February 2, 2007

My Twin

This is Girl's entry for Part 1 of The Assignment

I sit with my small twin connected to me.

My twin's name is Extra Fat. My extra fat goes with me everywhere. In bed, in the bathroom, at school, and it follows me all the way home. I don't like my extra fat, because it makes it hard to run a mile in gym class. So what happens if I have to run from a burglar? I have to save my fat too? One person is enough to look after for me.

I want to lose weight because every time I go shopping I'm afraid all my friends will see the extra blubber fall out of my pants. I hate that feeling. One time I went shopping with a friend, and she bought 10 items for $15. All the sizes were 1, 3, or 5. I had to spend my $20 on size 11 pants and one XL shirt.

I don't want to look like a skinny model, I just want a body I can be proud of. So, instead of eating cookies in front of the TV I'm gonna work out and have an orange.