i am currently a fat man. i’ve been up and down a bit on weight for a while; but it’s been a long time (maybe 7 or 8 years ago?) that i was at a weight i was happy with. and i’m currently the heaviest i’ve ever been (though, yes, i am sticking my stomach out in this picture!).
it’s time to do something about it.
but i need some help. a year ago, when my friend matt mcnutt went on the tv show “the biggest loser” (and almost won), he suggested we run a “ys biggest loser” competition alongside. i wasn’t interested, enough. but now i am.
i suggested this to our web peeps a week ago, and they quickly decided it should be called, “be a bigger loser than marko contest,” which i thought was fantastic. we announced it about 36 hours ago on the ys update email, and already have 128 people who are going to join me and compete with me. amazing — none of us thought the response would be that big. we’re scrambling to work out all the rules and stuff, which we’ll announce next week. but know that there will be some real prizes, like national youth workers convention registrations and stacks of ys books and such.
we’re going to officially kick it off on february 4 and go three months. we’ll post starting and ending pics and weights, as well some updates along the way (i’m not sure how often yet — it might be every week). there will be a few hoops to jump through for those who compete — but we’ll clarify all that next week.
in the mean time, if you want to join us, send an email to [email protected] expressing your interest. we’ll make sure you get all the details!
i plan on being a big loser! want to join me?