“Come join the lose 15 by December!”
“Bloggy Biggest Loser Competition!”
“Fit by falafel-fest!”
These are all over Twitter and on different blogs. I used to drool at these since I'm uber-competitive and want to WIN!
Bah. Crazy Emmie.
I'm not against weight loss contests at all. You know I even had delusions of grandeur with The Biggest Loser. I am all for a healthy competition where pride and ego are at stake, and the consolation prize is losing some weight. Nothing wrong with that, right?
A few months ago, I dropped out of one of these weight loss competitions because it was driving me effing batty. The scale wasn't moving and my emotions were as frail as Chantilly lace. I am one of those people who always had the motto “Second place is the first loser.” Right now, I'm trying to focus on staying off the scale and making positive choices that will add up to big losses… eventually. The pressure of trying to win a race is just too much right now.
Have you participated in weight loss contests? Do they fuel you or frustrate you? Again, as I said, I'm not against them AT ALL! Just for me at this moment in time, I can't handle the extra pressure I would put on myself to try to win.