Not a particularly original title, I know, but it pretty much sums up how I’m feeling. I can’t decide if being on this rotation diet for a couple of days is kicking my butt (the literature that comes with the diet says this can happen), or if it’s because I stopped taking my multivitamin on a daily basis because it has food ingredients in it that I can’t eat daily (there is no food I can eat daily while on this diet), or if it’s vacation let-down, or a combination of all of the above.
Right, probably a combination.
Anyway, I need your help, oh wise friends and random readers. And not with my lack of energy. I’ll just have to deal with that and figure it out.
No, I need your help planning a Biggest Loser competition between me and my husband. We’ve been talking about this for a couple of weeks now, but haven’t been able to come up with any solid ground rules, timelines, or prizes at the end.
Originally we were just going to do it based on pounds lost. Then, the husband thought that wouldn’t be fair because he thinks he has more weight to lose than I do (not so sure about that), so he would have an unfair advantage because, theoretically, his weight would come off faster since he has more to lose. Or something like that.
So he has decided we should do it based on percentage of body fat lost. But the more I think about that, the more I think that isn’t fair. It is going to be much, much easier for him to burn off body fat because he already has a LOT more muscle to begin with. He is so naturally muscular that when we were first looking into adopting all those years ago, and checking the different requirements for different countries, we were concerned because his BMI was too high for some of them (even though he had about zero body fat). Let me see if I can dig out a good picture of McH from back then . . .
Okay, so that’s not a good picture, but it gives you an idea. McH would be the guy running on the wall. Not looking so fat, is he? But his BMI was too high according to . . . China, I think (and the Wii Fit, who made his little Wii Mii quite fat) (though that was a couple of years later, but not a lot had changed). Anyway, like I said, it’s because of all the muscle, and, as we all know, muscle weighs more than fat. (And I fully realize he doesn’t look like some huge body builder (thank goodness!), but for his height, he supposedly weighed too much, but it was all muscle).
At this point I’m just leaning towards each of us setting our own personal goals (whether it be poundage, or body-fat, or inches lost, or whatever) and then setting a timeline and seeing who gets the closest to their goals by then. But I’m not sure.
And what should the timeline be, even? Three months? Until the end of summer? I just don’t know.
And then there is the whole “winner” thing. What does the winner get? I don’t want to make it anything extravagant since we just spent a boatload of money on vacation and a new camera . . .
. . . Speaking of the new camera . . . I’ve started reading my T2i for Dummies book. Oh. my. gosh! I wish I could read books in the car without puking my guts out, because I really, really wish I could have read this book on the drive down to Florida. I don’t even want to go edit my trip photos now. I’m seeing how much more I could have done if only I had known. But I didn’t. So my pictures aren’t much more than anything I could have gotten with our little point and shoot (except for the resolution – the point and shoot could not have given me the same resolution). *sob*
Back on point: any ideas for our Biggest Loser competition? Goals? Prizes?
And here’s one more Harry Potter pic:
Oh yes, I took pictures of all of us having our first sip of butterbeer. (McH took the one of me from the last post, obvs).
And, with apologies to the random strangers who are now going to be immortalized on my blog, here is one more:
Hogsmead! I could have spent an entire day here (and if we’d gone in June, apparently it would have taken at least that long to see everything we saw in one morning).
Oh, o.k. One more. Thank goodness I at least know how to use the auto focus, because manual wouldn’t cut it for this shot:
Buckbeak! Seriously, the whole place was amazing. They (whoever “they” are) did an incredible job of making you feel like you are right in the world of Harry Potter.
But Tewt the Newt would like to remind you that Harry Potter is not the actual topic of the day. The actual topic is: HELP! Ideas!!! Please!