Friendly Competition

I’ve been doing a whole lot of talk about losing weight.  To say that it hasn’t happened is really putting it lightly.  While I have recently gotten back to the gym, it still isn’t as regular as I’d like.  Life is busier than it has ever been before, and when faced with the choice of the gym vs friends, friends win.

In Women’s Health last month (another one of my free magazines), there was a little survey about competitiveness, and the majority of women responded that it wasn’t their spouse, or sibling, but their friends that they were the most competitive with.

I love my friends, all of them, but one way or another, this is totally true.  So rather than deny it, I sent my best friend a message suggesting that we put that competitiveness to good use, and have a weight loss competition between ourselves.


The competition: Whoever loses the greatest percentage of weight loss wins.




The timeline: 3 months; from February 27th – May 27th






The stakes: The winner has to visit the loser.






I have been friends with my best friend since High School. We have been friends through college, were in each others’ weddings, and have celebrated 3 babies being born between us. Until recently, one or both of us has always lived near our parents, so visiting was easier. We are currently 1,000 miles away from each other, and that will very soon change to over 4,000. So even though the loser foots the bill, I’m sure you can see how a visit will be a win for both of us.

Our Babies!

That being said, friend. I am going to kick your butt!


6 thoughts on “Friendly Competition

  1. OMG I am crying just from looking at the pictures and seeing a snapshot of our lives together. PS Bring it on baby and just an FYI Georgia gets super hot the further into summer and Ken graduates RS June 22 (fingers crossed) so you should come in June

  2. Ha-ha Jackie, I like the way you are just assuming she is coming to visit you. Either way it looks like a fun competition, where even the loser wins. Good luck to you both (a little extra good luck to my daughter, lol)

  3. Haha – I love it, and what a great way to end the competition. Too bad my best friend only lives on the other side of town. Maybe I can talk another friend into doing this with me after the twins arrive, one who lives a bit farther away. Adorable pics of you two and your babies! 🙂

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