60 in 60 blog, Week 12

Eggnog and weight loss? Apparently so!

The following is our latest blog entry to our 60 in 60 challenge. For those of you who missed our October column (see bit.ly/1LqaMVq) Erica and I have embarked on a journey to lose 60 pounds (combined) in 60 weeks (combined). We have weekly online updates and monthly submissions into the Record newspaper. It’s been 12 weeks since we started.

Terry: Welcome to 2016! Here’s something you won’t hear from a lot of people: We lost weight during the holiday season!

Erica: To be more accurate, YOU lost weight.

T: Well, we are a team, and as a team, we lost 0.6 pounds. Honestly, any weight lost during the holiday season is a bonus. We expected to be on the wrong side of zero.

E: Yes. We are now at 33 pounds total weight-loss. But I still don’t understand how you managed to do it.

T: It was the eggnog! I’ve discovered that eggnog is conducive to weight loss.

E: It wasn’t for me.

T: That’s because you didn’t drink enough.

E: Well, you certainly drank enough for both of us.

T: See? I rest my case.

E: Ah, but hold on. You ran an awful lot.

T: Well, there is that. And you ran …

E: … not at all.

T: Hmmm. My eggnog diet might have a caveat.

E: At any rate, we are still on track.

T: I love the way we seem to consistently take turns at carrying the team.

E: But no pressure, right?

T: Well, I’m not one to say next week is your turn, but…

E: … but you just did.

T: Oops.

E: I noticed just how easy it is to gain weight with holiday-sized portions, and less exercise.

T: It just seemed harder to schedule the exercise part in, especially with visitors, and the holiday gym closures. But at least that’s past us for another year now.

E: That’s your advantage over me. The gym doesn’t have to be open for you to run the trails. Although I have to hand it to you; you did get out for a run on Boxing Day, despite the bad weather.

T: Well, there was quite a bit of eggnog consumed on Christmas day. In fact, we went through more ice cream this past week than we have in the first 11 weeks combined. Actually, other than a Dilly Bar in Edmonton, I don’t think we have even touched ice cream since we started this, have we?

E: No, I don’t believe so… but don’t be telling me that ice cream is conducive to weight loss.

T: I may have to indulge for a second straight week, just to test that theory.

E: Or not. It would be nice to lose more than .6 pounds as a team next week. But there are still mince pies in the tin.

T: That’s the culprit. I did not have a single mince pie.

E: Stop it, already.

T&E Happy New Year everyone. And remember, if a healthy 2016 is your resolution, we are proof that it can be done, and it can be fun.




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