(Whose idea was it to post weekly updates on my weight loss?)
Don't worry, I will not leave you hanging. I'm going to see this eight weeks of brutality through to the end...for better or, more likely, worse.
And now for the Results Show you've all tuned in for, this Week 5 of 8 of my gym's Biggest Loser competition.
A half-pound loss.
And I took off my shorts at the scale to accomplish that.
This is all the proof I needed that me and Halloween candy cannot happily coexist in my household. Either Alex is getting a crash course in chewing up Starburst or some of it is going to Pete's office on Thursday.
Oh, and to update you on Chad the Trainer's off-the-cuff remark that sounded to me like nails on a chalkboard?
I did approach him about it and yes, he did back pedal but not at warp speed like I thought. His reasoning behind his "well I don't know about that" comment was that he wants me to get there and just see how that goal weight feels to my body (bliss, I'm thinking, but okay). He said sometimes people lose weight only to lose energy, too. So their bodies are telling them that maybe it's too low and they should gain a few pounds back.
He was very apologetic and encouraging and told me I'd been doing well to date and keep up the working hard, etc.
I feel better having spoken to him about it; after all, he needs to know that someone could take that to heart. And lose sleep and then blog about it...