Monday, March 15, 2010

It's GO time!

So Louise and I are tired of complaining about our weight and decided to do something about it. We want to be even HOTTER than we are now... I know, I am not sure that is possible either =). Louise was talking to her good friend who mentioned that she was currently doing a new diet called "The Game On Diet". It sounded like fun (no it is not against the law to use the word "diet" and "fun" in the same sentence) so we thought we would give it a go.

Ryan, Louise and I will all be collecting points over the next two weeks for good choices and healthy habits. We receive 6 points for every meal that meets the diets criteria, 20 points for exercising for twenty minutes a day, 15 points for getting 7 hours of sleep, 10 points for drinking 3 liters of water each day, and 20 points for getting rid of one bad habit and starting a new good one. You get penalties for snacking and bonuses for losing weight. At the end of the two weeks the person with the most points wins a prize. For us it is going to be a "Saturday-Your-Way", meaning that the winner gets to do whatever they want for one Saturday and the losers have to accommodate. You can go where you want, eat what you want, do what you want and pick what you want to watch on TV. SO COOL! I think when I win I want to have waffles and strawberries for breakfast, and then have everyone go to the zoo, aquarium, or maybe on tour of Coors field!

This diet has alot of really cool aspects to it. For one it is a competition (very fun), there is a long term prize and a lot of short term rewards. The diet knows that you aren't going to be able to eat only fruits and veggies for the rest of your life, so every week you get one meal off and one day off. I think this is brilliant because I don't have to say goodbye to my one true love of special popcorn... and oreos... oh and chocolate bars....mmmm and slushies.... OK I need to get back on topic before I start drooling on the keyboard. There are no strict rules on exercising, just get up and be active for 20 minutes a day (Ryan likes this because he can play wii for his exercise.) I also like that the plan is structured more for good health than for weight loss. Yes you will lose weight on this plan, most people lose 10-20 lbs. but it is more about developing good habits and a healthy life style than anything else.

The bad thing is that we are having to make a lot of changes in the way we eat. No more mac and cheese, no more casseroles, no more special popcorn, no more ice cream.... except on our days off. But I am still really excited. One of the weeks we will be on vacation in Tucson so it should be interesting to see if we can stick with it. Hopefully if all goes well we will have another bigger game where we will compete against our friends and family, let me know if you want in on it. If you want to find out more about the diet, you can get the book "The Game On Diet" or visit the website, Just be careful because although it is an excellent plan, the book has language in it that would make a sailor blush... Wish Ryan and Louise luck because I am going to kick their BUTTS!

1 comment:

Ryan + Louise said...

You're going down, Kuchlbauer!!