MAN v FAT Soccer Cockburn, Week 12: T-Minus Two Weeks and Counting…
Kilo by kilo we’re inching towards what’s no doubt going to be a nail-biting league finish! Our league total weight loss is now up to 340.95kg! I’ve no doubt that we can finish strong and smash past 400 by the end!
Congratulations to our latest inductees to the 5% hall of fame Richard Birchall and and congratulations to the new 10%ers—Andy Holland and Rob Firth! It’s terrific to see these lists growing each week. Several of you are still closing in on your milestones; let’s get a strong finish from everyone. Seems as these 2 will be battling to see who gets the highest weight % loss and this is a healthy rivalry so good luck lads
Some really tight games on and off the field last week with Real Madras and Asstonne Vanilla playing out a 1-1 draw and Asstonne being tipped only by 1 goal in the weight loss stage with an aggregate score of 8-7.
Getting ready for the transition…As the end of the season approaches, it’s important to remember that the weight-loss journey isn’t over. As many of you have mentioned, recent long weekends celebrations (and the absence of the incentive to keep losing weight) posed a number of challenges for you. Further, it can be hard to motivate yourself to keep losing without an established goal (e.g., a 10% or weight loss goal).
For those of you who decide to continue in the next season, we’re going to offer the opportunity to score a weight loss goal if you stay within 2kg of your Week 14 weight! We think that’s fair – it gives you a little leeway over the holidays because you deserve to treat yourselves after the hard work you’ve put in. That said, you don’t want to undo that all work, so it would be best if you can integrate some of those new behaviors you’ve adopted into your lifestyle. I don’t know about you, but I find that making healthy choices (although, in the short-term, can feel a little ‘boring’) are far more satisfying week in, week out. The satisfaction from being able to commit yourself to a long-term goal far outweighs the benefits of immediate gratification (such as that extra helping of roast, that last glass of wine). As we mentioned earlier in the season, research on self-control has often been compared to a muscle and you’ve been ‘hitting the gym’ all season. Keep flexing those muscles!
A great idea to keep the weight off is to set some new goals over the break (and a great one is to stay the same weight!). What are some smart, measurable, achievable, realistic and time appropriate goals you can set? You also don’t need to go it alone—your teammates very likely want the same thing (to keep the weight off).
There are many resources on goal-setting online, but the gist is quite simple. What goals would you like to achieve? What’s the reality right now? What’s getting in the way? What are the options moving forward? What small changes, daily or weekly, would need to take place in order to achieve your goal?
Once you’ve answered those questions, you’ll know the way forward – GROW.
“Take control. Take your own healthy lunch to work. You then take yourself out of the ‘fast food situations’ and you start to ‘take control’ of your eating habits”
Still calling for more one-liners and recipes for weight-loss that we can share with the rest of the league! Send them over now to secure your minute of fame on the last two posts!
Keep using the Wattsapps as it continues to be a great support and the banter on there is healthy!
There have been 34 of the players in this seasons Man V Fat who have reached their 5% or 10% goals with many of you almost there also so keep up the good work and see you you tomorrow