Diary of a 'Loser' – Feb. 15-20 Published March 1, 2007 By Maj. Richelle Dowdell 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The 36th Wing Health and Wellness Center is currently conducting "The Biggest Loser" contest. This is an incentive program for people to not only to lose the most weight in a set period of time, but also to obtain fitness. Please join Maj. Richelle Dowdell, 36th Wing Public Affairs office, as she chronicles the journey and challenges of Team G'of Monge' aka Team Delicious. Keep track of your progress at www.fitday.com. Diary of a 'Loser' Feb. 15, Thursday - Diet was good. No thanks to my teammates who had a HEAVY soul-food potluck at lunch. I was out at meetings all day-and they didn't even say anything until the end of the day when they offered me some macaroni and cheese. I would have put a stop to that one! (I took it anyways - for the kids, of course). Tomorrow the team is supposed to climb the wall so I took the kids to the CRFC to practice. Whew! This is going to be harder than I thought. Feb. 16, Friday - As a part of PT my office climbed the wall at the CRFC. Now, I consider myself to be in pretty good shape. I scored an 'Excellent' on my last PT test, but that wall was HARD!!! I managed to climb 75 feet, which I thought was good, until I heard someone climbed more than 400 feet (WOW!). I had no idea I should have kept going. Needless to say, our team didn't win that event. We had fruit and English muffins for breakfast in the office. Time to regroup. I am holding at 147. Feb. 17, Saturday - Nothing special to report, diet wise. I went to Sam Choy's for dinner, but I remembered portion control and I ate lots of fish! OK I did have a piece of cake, but that's why I went to the gym to burn those extra 200 calories (smile). I did take off the frosting - it wasn't buttercream ... gotta make sacrifices. Feb. 18, Sunday - The rule today: No fried foods! I didn't go to the gym today, but after church I did spend time cleaning house and doing laundry - I know I burned calories. Feb. 19, Monday - I ran for one hour today - it felt great! My daughter rode her bike along side me so we were able to share some "mom and daughter" time. I had an Isopure protein shake with blueberries and strawberries (taste good). I set my watch today to make sure I ate every three hours - it's hard to keep a schedule on days off. Believe it or not, I broke 146! Feb. 20, Tuesday - I didn't eat my breakfast today. I only snacked and by lunch time I was starving. Fortunately or unfortunately, I had an appointment at the Navy hospital and I helped myself to half a strawberry shake, some small fries and three bites of a Quarter Pounder WITH cheese. At least I portioned it out (ha ha ha). I recovered with a light dinner from Subway - Thanks, Jacob!