Friday, March 5, 2010

And The Winner Is.....


Derek!



My Hubs won the Biggest Loser competition we had at work! Yay Derek! Guess who won second place??? Me! Yay me! Out of nine people, we won first and second! Derek beat me by one pound, but hey, WE WON! If you were not around when we started this competition two months ago, here are the details.

Nine of us at the office decided to have a contest, Biggest Loser style. We did not want anyone to not get into the contest because of the possibility of losing money, since that is negative, so we decided that the winner will have all the losers over to their home for a half day on a Saturday for free labor!

Let me tell you, this has been GREAT! If you have the opportunity to participate in something like this, DO IT! Find some friends, relatives or co-workers and decide what the losers will do. You could decide on cleaning your house, helping you with a painting, picture hanging, yard work project. Those would be some great ideas! It is very motivating and if everyone plays, everyone wins! There is no real loser...only the biggest..which happens to be my Husband (who is actually much smaller)!

Here are the top results: Derek lost 37 pounds! I lost 22 Pounds! Vince and Dave both lost 26. There were nine total and most lost weight. Two were girls and I was one of them! The results are based on percentage of body weight lost, so anyone can do it! We were serious about it. Everyone started eating lunch at the office. Think of the money we saved! We counted calories and were very dedicated around here. We ate healthy foods and exercised and I tried out a ton of new recipes. It was great and I highly recommend it!

Well, Derek will have to decide now what he wants everyone to do around here and when we will have the big day. I can not wait to see what he makes me do... maybe cook! That is what he likes for me to do and that is fine with me. He will not be hard on me since I fed him for two months! :)
Now we have to keep the weight off!!

Softball this weekend! Yay! Go Prowlers!

Please continue to pray for my cousin, Justin, who is still in Afghanistan. I saw a sticker on a car the other day and thought I would share what it said:

"Land of the Free....BECAUSE of the Brave"

I thought that was appropriate...and true.

I also won my first giveaway ever! I have been blogging for not quite a year and have never won anything! Check out my friend, Cheri sometime. She hosts giveaways with lots of vendors who enter, so there are always many chances to win! She is also a really nice person, who also happens to have four kids, and I am so glad to know her! Thanks, Cheri! Go here to see what I won!

Have a great weekend.

...............until next time

14 comments:

Theresa said...

I am so proud of ALL of you and I say "not a loser among you all"! I know how hard it is and how hard you have worked at it. You wer so dedicated and determined! It shows on both of you but I think you could use a few pounds:)

Congrats on the win!

Love you, YO Mama!

Cindy Lou said...

Yayy...to the Parrish Team!! You both did great!!Well all of those that lost did!! I will come and help you cook that day!! You have a great weekend!! I love you!!

Kelli said...

Congratulations!! I am so proud of you both! This is a great idea. I may get a contest going soon! Thanks for the motivation. Please have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the softball game and time with your beautiful family! We were in Atlanta last weekend visiting friends. Should have called ya-lol!

ABamaMom said...

WOW! That's determination! Hubby must really need some work done! Congrats...I'm really happy for you both!

Wanda said...

Wow. Well....22 lbs is a lot of weight to lose. Congrats. You must feel great.

I've fallen off the wagon lately so come Monday - it's back on. Ugh!!

Enjoy your win!!!, and your week-end!

..SOCIAL BUTTERFLY.. said...

That is wonderful! I bet you and your hubby sure do feel accomplished! You should! Losing weight for women (and men) isn't as easy as it looks. congrats on your hard work!

REGINA said...

I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS ALL DAY. I WAS WONDERING WHO THE WINNER WAS. A BIG CONGRADULATIONS TO DEREK!!! I ALSO WANT TO SEND YOU A BIG CONGRADULATIONS TOO. I KNOW YOU WAS THE MEAL PLANNER AND CAME IN 2nd PLACE.WAY TO GO !!!!!!! YALL DID A GREAT JOB. I WENT TO SEE WHAT YOU WON ON THE GIVEAWAY,BUT I NOT SURE I FOUND IT. I SEEN SOME THINGS WITH BUTTERFLIES ON IT THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL. CONGRADULATIONS ON YOUR GIVEAWAY WIN TOO. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh boy!!! I am proud of you & Derek, dieting isn't easy so a BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU & THE HUBS :)!!! Good luck at the ball field, WIN WIN WIN!!!! Have a great day...

Kelly Howard said...

You and Hubby are DA BOMB girl! Go Derek, Go Tracy...it's ya birfday...kinda! You will always be a winner in MY book! Have a blessed weekend and keep smiling that secret smile...you know which one...the 'winner' one! HUGS!!!

Kelly said...

CONGRATS to Team Parrish. I had a feeling you guys would be the winners. I'm still working at it and I'm as determined as you were!

suzanne said...

Wow! I'm a little late, but congratulations to Derek and you! That's a LOT of weight to lose in a short amount of time. When he wins, you win! Kelly and I had been curious all day who won :0)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Wow! Congrats! That's a lot of weight to lose. It's even better that you both did it as a couple.

Congrats on the winning too! :)

I'll keep your cousin in my thoughs.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I have an award for you on my blog btw. ;)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey Skinny Minny,

You are so sweet. I was just coming by to check in since I haven't heard from you in a while.
tes.
Cheri