A Note From Fatty: Today is the last day you can enter the “Help Andreas Knickman Fight Bone Cancer, Tour Italy with Andy-Freaking-Hampsten” contest. Click here for details on who you’re helping and why, and then click below to donate.
Just so you know, so far we’ve raised $13,800 for Andreas. It would be awesome if we could end the contest by telling them we raised $15,000.
And thanks, everyone, for your generosity. I’m astounded and impressed at the way Fat Cyclist readers give.
I’ll contact the winner of this contest early next week.
Another Note from Fatty: If you haven’t joined Team Fatty for 2011, you should. I go into it in great detail in yesterday’s post, which you can read here. Or you can simply go to the Team Fatty LiveStrong Challenge page, click the “Join Our Team” link, and sign up. I’m cool with either one.
Today is the final day you have to weigh in, too. You need to post as follows:
1. Your starting weight
2. Your current weight
3. Your total weight loss
4. Any special thing you did to get to that loss of ten pounds
If — like me — you need to do some “last minute weight loss” before you get to that magic number, get to it. You have ’til midnight (your midnight, not mine) today to post a comment with your numbers.
Make sure you fill in the email field when you enter your comment so I can get back ahold of you if you win.
When I’ll Announce Winners
Well, since you can post your weight anytime today, I won’t be contacting winners today. And there’s no way I’m going to spend Christmas Eve (that’s tomorrow) finding and contacting more than 100 winners. Same goes with Christmas day.
And frankly, it’s going to take more than a day for me to draw and contact that many people.
So let’s say that I’ll contact winners early next week. Fair enough?
My Weigh-In, Version 1.0
Last night, after a busy day of work and an exhausting evening of Christmas shopping, The Runner and I went to a popular Mexican place: Cafe Rio. I got the Grilled Chicken Tostada, which is not quite enough food for three people.
I of course ate the whole thing.
So it should not surprise you that when I weighed myself, I came in at 167.2 — exactly four pounds too heavy to say I lost ten pounds.
I am not content.
Luckily, I am now on vacation, The Runner is at work, the kids are still in bed, and I have rented Inception (no, I have not seen it yet).
So I am going to get out the rollers and ride until I weigh 163.2.
I shall report back on my progress from time to time.
My Weigh-In, Version 1.1
Okay, just finished watching the first hour of Inception. I now weigh 166.6 pounds. Somehow, I thought I’d be down at least a whole pound by now.
Looks like I’ll be riding for quite a while.
My Weigh-In, Version 1.2
I’m now two hours into Inception, and am happy to report I now weigh 164.8 pounds. 1.6 pounds to go. Luckily, this movie is a lot of fun to watch (although perhaps a little too obvious and non-convoluted for my tastes), and is also very, very long.
Unluckily, I need to go run errands for a little while, so I’ll have to pause the movie and get back to my “weight loss” when I get back.
My Weigh-In, Version 1.3
I’m back from errand running now. About an hour an a half has elapsed. I just weighed myself again and am now at 164.2 pounds. I can only conclude that errand-running is a highly effective (albeit heretofore unknown) weight loss technique.
I think it’s entirely possible that I will lose the final pound necessary while riding the rollers for the last half hour of Inception, provided I ratchet up the resistance on my rollers a notch.
My Weigh-In, Version 1.4
The movie’s over. Not exactly sure what happened, but I can state unequivocally that I am very, very thirsty.
Sadly, my weight is 163.4 pounds, which is 0.2 pounds too heavy. I think another fifteen minutes on the rollers will do the trick, however.
And then I will enjoy a nice cold drink. And, I believe, a sandwich.
My Weigh-In, Version 2.0
Drumroll, please. My weight is now. . . 162.8 pounds, which is 0.4 more than I had to lose.
See? Losing 10.4 pounds by Christmas is easy. Even if you have to lose the final 4.4 pounds in one day.